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Mark Hamburger PTwins

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.3 5.01 1.53 24 1 1 1 -0.2
Birth Date2-5-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.22011
2012
2013
-0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 TEX 24 5 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 31 5 4 4 0 8 3 3 0 6 4.50 2.69 2.90 1.7 0.2
Career508.00.08.0100100315440833064.502.692.901.70.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 TEX MLB 5 0 8.0 2.90 137 .188 .261 .328 .426 .270 .227 103 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 FRI AA 11 0 19.7 4.05 123 .180 .258 .331 .407 .255 .182 106 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2011 ROU AAA 31 4 62.7 4.82 114 .222 .288 .357 .448 .270 .271 102 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2012 OKL AAA 17 0 21.0 5.06 98 .276 .269 .329 .420 .265 .288 95 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2012 ROU AAA 21 3 45.3 8.68 16 .331 .278 .343 .434 .271 .401 92 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2012 TUC AAA 5 1 12.0 7.48 66 .322 .288 .351 .438 .267 .375 111 1.3 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 NBR AA 8 1 16.0 4.22 107 .259 .265 .332 .393 .263 .311 102 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2014 ROC AAA 14 6 54.7 5.07 97 .220 .264 .336 .398 .254 .294 105 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 TEX MLB 1 0 0 5 0 8.0 5 3 6 0 23% .227 5.6 3.4 0.0 6.8 1.00 4.50 1.7 0.2
2011 ROU AAA 7 4 0 31 4 62.7 54 20 48 5 44% .271 7.8 2.9 0.7 6.9 1.18 3.88 11.6 1.1
2011 FRI AA 1 0 4 11 0 19.7 11 5 22 3 45% .182 5.0 2.3 1.4 10.1 0.81 1.83 3.6 0.4
2012 ROU AAA 0 2 2 21 3 45.3 66 21 37 7 48% .401 13.1 4.2 1.4 7.3 1.92 6.55 -1.7 -0.2
2012 TUC AAA 0 2 0 5 1 12.0 17 3 11 2 60% .375 12.8 2.2 1.5 8.2 1.67 7.50 1.1 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 1 1 0 17 0 21.0 21 12 15 2 44% .288 9.0 5.1 0.9 6.4 1.57 4.71 1.0 0.1
2014 ROC AAA 4 4 1 14 6 54.7 51 22 37 1 51% .294 8.4 3.6 0.2 6.1 1.34 3.79 4.4 0.4
2014 NBR AA 0 1 1 8 1 16.0 16 5 17 2 53% .311 9.0 2.8 1.1 9.6 1.31 3.38 2.4 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 140 0.4214 0.4429 0.7742 0.5763 0.3457 0.9412 0.5714 0.2258
Career1400.42140.44290.77420.57630.34570.94120.57140.2258

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-30 2013-10-30 WIN 0 0 Right Arm Strain Triceps - -
2009-08-01 2009-08-11 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 TEX $481,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$481,000
1 yrTotal$481,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 30 dBilly Martin Jr.1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 10/23/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Released by Houston 2/13/13. Signed by Minnesota 9/4/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 6/25/12 after being DFA by Texas 6/22/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers 7/21/12 after being DFA by San Diego 7/19/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 9/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Texas 8/30/11.
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Minnesota 8/25/08.
  • Signed by Minnesota 2007 as an amateur free agent (Mesabi Range College, Minn.).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 9% 5% 11% 16%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.71.31.6out of baseball0.70.95.2

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4 93 Ricky Brooks 2012 0.00 DNP
5 92 Pedro Viola 2010 13.50
6 92 Neil Schenk 2013 0.00 DNP
7 92 Tim Lahey 2009 0.00 DNP
8 92 Chris Mobley 2011 0.00 DNP
9 91 Michael Dubee 2013 0.00 DNP
10 91 John Lujan 2011 0.00 DNP
11 91 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
12 91 Joseph Krebs 2012 0.00 DNP
13 90 Brian Schlitter 2013 0.00 DNP
14 90 Lee Hyde 2012 0.00 DNP
15 90 Spencer Steedley 2012 0.00 DNP
16 90 Jim Henderson 2010 0.00 DNP
17 90 Pete Parise 2012 0.00 DNP
18 90 Jonathan Ellis 2010 0.00 DNP
19 90 Jeff Kennard 2009 0.00 DNP
20 90 Jose Valdez 2010 0.00 DNP
21 90 Ryan Reid 2012 0.00 DNP
22 90 Jose Marte 2011 0.00 DNP
23 90 Brian Baker 2010 0.00 DNP
24 90 Jay Buente 2011 10.80
25 90 Justin Dowdy 2011 0.00 DNP
26 90 David Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
27 90 T.J. Large 2010 0.00 DNP
28 90 Matt Daley 2009 4.24
29 89 Jose Veras 2008 3.59
30 89 Trey Barham 2013 0.00 DNP
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32 89 Fernando Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
33 89 Kyle Crist 2010 0.00 DNP
34 89 Edwin Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
35 89 Jesse Carlson 2008 2.40
36 89 Chris Leroux 2011 3.24
37 89 Matthew Scherer 2010 0.00 DNP
38 89 Arturo Lopez 2010 0.00 DNP
39 89 Josh Newman 2009 0.00 DNP
40 89 Paul Kometani 2010 0.00 DNP
41 89 Jairo Asencio 2010 0.00 DNP
42 89 Wade Korpi 2013 0.00 DNP
43 89 Frank Gailey 2013 0.00 DNP
44 88 Neil Wagner 2011 12.60
45 88 Clay Rapada 2008 4.64
46 88 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
47 88 Jason Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
48 88 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
49 88 Frank Mata 2011 0.00 DNP
50 88 Steven Richard 2012 0.00 DNP
51 88 Lee Tabor 2012 0.00 DNP
52 88 Brennan Garr 2011 0.00 DNP
53 88 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
54 88 Justin Friend 2013 0.00 DNP
55 88 Derrick Gordon 2011 0.00 DNP
56 88 Ryan Basner 2009 0.00 DNP
57 87 Matt German 2011 0.00 DNP
58 87 Patrick Ryan 2010 0.00 DNP
59 87 Jonathan Ortiz 2013 0.00 DNP
60 87 Alex Serrano 2008 0.00
61 87 Reid Mahon 2010 0.00 DNP
62 87 Will Latimer 2013 0.00 DNP
63 87 Jose Diaz 2011 0.00 DNP
64 87 Derrik Lutz 2012 0.00 DNP
65 87 Brett Butts 2013 0.00 DNP
66 87 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
67 87 Marco Albano 2011 0.00 DNP
68 87 Andy Loomis 2013 0.00 DNP
69 87 Dumas Garcia 2011 0.00 DNP
70 87 Bobby Bramhall 2013 0.00 DNP
71 87 Zech Zinicola 2012 0.00 DNP
72 87 Marino Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
73 87 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
74 87 Julio DePaula 2010 0.00 DNP
75 87 Derrick Loop 2011 0.00 DNP
76 86 Steve Bray 2008 0.00 DNP
77 86 Matt Langwell 2013 5.14
78 86 Jarrett Grube 2009 0.00 DNP
79 86 Jeff Gray 2009 4.44
80 86 Adam Carr 2011 0.00 DNP
81 86 Clint Everts 2012 0.00 DNP
82 86 Jeremy Horst 2013 6.58
83 86 Trystan Magnuson 2012 0.00 DNP
84 86 Justin Hedrick 2009 0.00 DNP
85 86 Matt Yourkin 2009 0.00 DNP
86 86 Tim Wood 2010 6.18
87 86 Luke Sommer 2012 0.00 DNP
88 86 Jeff Ridgway 2008 3.72
89 86 Carlos Vasquez 2010 0.00 DNP
90 86 Calvin Medlock 2010 0.00 DNP
91 86 Jon Huber 2009 0.00 DNP
92 86 Jailen Peguero 2008 5.79
93 86 Greg Burke 2010 0.00 DNP
94 86 Jean Machi 2009 0.00 DNP
95 86 Juan Lara 2008 0.00 DNP
96 86 German Melendez 2008 0.00 DNP
97 86 Chad Rhoades 2010 0.00 DNP
98 86 Andy Cavazos 2008 0.00 DNP
99 86 Jeremiah Bayer 2013 0.00 DNP
100 86 Zach Simons 2012 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Culinary jokes aside, Mark Hamburger is a classic success story, plucked from obscurity by the Twins at an open tryout, then traded to the Rangers in 2008 with a subsequent taste of major league action out of the 'pen in 2011. An up-and-down middle reliever at best, Hamburger has a chance to stick on the menu if his two-seamer, curve, and change can catch up to the quality of his fastball.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-05
BP Unfiltered: This Post is Not KosherBen Lindbergh2012-06-13
Transaction Analysis Blog: Rangers Promote MartinR.J. Anderson2011-08-30


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Mark Hamburger threw 216 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph).