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Portrait of Paul Clemens

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
91.3 5.69 1.61 61 3 6 0 -1.1
Birth Date2-14-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.52013
-1.52014
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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
2013 HOU 25 35 5 73.3 26.7 46.7 4 7 0 2 2 0 323 82 48 44 16 152 26 25 2 49 5.40 5.72 5.62 -4.7 -0.5
2014 HOU 26 13 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 118 28 20 16 5 51 13 12 1 16 5.84 6.20 6.70 -4.1 -0.4
Career48598.026.771.348022044111068602120339373655.515.845.90-8.7-1.0

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
2008 ROM A 1 1 4.0 7.22 35 .375 .273 .342 .410 .284 .368 98 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2008 BRA Rk 1 0 3.0 4.11 118 .156 .237 .304 .346 .212 .143 111 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 DNV Rk 12 8 58.3 5.03 88 .277 .267 .341 .406 .269 .315 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 ROM A 26 11 85.3 5.12 64 .326 .252 .323 .365 .263 .339 87 -6.7 -0.7 -6.7 -0.7
2010 ROM A 8 0 19.0 4.52 94 .217 .247 .322 .359 .260 .196 96 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 MYR A+ 27 8 75.7 4.56 100 .270 .261 .330 .382 .249 .333 101 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2011 CCH AA 5 5 30.7 4.82 105 .217 .255 .328 .399 .254 .233 105 4.0 0.4 3.6 0.3
2011 MIS AA 20 20 108.7 4.88 102 .253 .258 .332 .395 .253 .300 104 10.5 1.1 14.3 1.6
2011 OKL AAA 1 1 4.7 12.49 -59 .335 .224 .297 .324 .225 .273 92 -2.4 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
2012 CCH AA 7 7 41.7 5.15 86 .260 .249 .322 .378 .260 .288 101 0.7 0.1 1.8 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 20 20 101.7 5.85 81 .308 .274 .335 .425 .268 .366 99 3.8 0.4 7.3 0.6
2013 HOU MLB 35 5 73.3 5.62 68 .310 .252 .316 .398 .265 .287 99 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2013 OKL AAA 6 6 30.0 5.69 75 .247 .280 .348 .427 .273 .257 96 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 13 0 24.7 6.70 40 .328 .250 .315 .383 .261 .280 101 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2014 OKL AAA 19 5 46.3 4.69 99 .243 .271 .334 .427 .267 .258 93 4.0 0.4 4.0 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
2008 DNV Rk 3 3 1 12 8 58.3 57 18 57 6 52% .315 8.8 2.8 0.9 8.8 1.29 3.40 0.0 0.0
2008 ROM A 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 7 2 0 0 53% .368 15.8 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.25 9.00 -0.8 -0.1
2008 BRA Rk 1 0 0 1 0 3.0 1 0 2 0 29% .143 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.33 0.00 0.4 0.0
2009 ROM A 6 5 3 26 11 85.3 105 49 64 7 47% .339 11.1 5.2 0.7 6.8 1.81 5.91 -6.7 -0.7
2010 MYR A+ 0 4 2 27 8 75.7 83 28 65 5 49% .333 9.9 3.3 0.6 7.7 1.47 3.69 7.9 0.8
2010 ROM A 2 0 1 8 0 19.0 11 8 16 1 37% .196 5.2 3.8 0.5 7.6 1.00 1.42 0.4 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.7 4 6 6 1 33% .273 7.7 11.6 1.9 11.6 2.14 15.43 -2.6 -0.2
2011 MIS AA 6 5 0 20 20 108.7 103 44 93 8 43% .300 8.5 3.6 0.7 7.7 1.35 3.73 14.3 1.6
2011 CCH AA 2 1 0 5 5 30.7 23 12 26 3 44% .233 6.8 3.5 0.9 7.6 1.14 2.35 3.6 0.3
2012 CCH AA 3 2 0 7 7 41.7 41 11 37 7 42% .288 8.9 2.4 1.5 8.0 1.25 3.46 1.8 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 8 8 0 20 20 101.7 145 32 68 16 43% .366 12.8 2.8 1.4 6.0 1.74 6.73 7.3 0.6
2013 OKL AAA 3 2 0 6 6 30.0 27 11 16 1 49% .257 8.1 3.3 0.3 4.8 1.27 4.50 0.6 0.1
2013 HOU MLB 4 7 0 35 5 73.3 82 26 49 16 37% .287 10.1 3.2 2.0 6.0 1.47 5.40 -4.7 -0.5
2014 OKL AAA 6 3 1 19 5 46.3 37 23 41 4 36% .258 7.2 4.5 0.8 8.0 1.29 4.08 4.0 0.4
2014 HOU MLB 0 1 0 13 0 24.7 28 13 16 5 44% .280 10.2 4.7 1.8 5.8 1.66 5.84 -4.1 -0.4

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
2013 1164 0.5112 0.4742 0.8388 0.7025 0.2355 0.8947 0.6642 0.1594
2014 412 0.5024 0.4623 0.8737 0.6812 0.2390 0.9362 0.6939 0.1263
Career15760.50890.47110.84790.69690.23640.90550.6720.1507

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-03 2013-09-15 DTD 12 11 Right Fingers Blister - -
2013-04-16 2013-04-20 DTD 4 3 Right Fingers Dislocation Little Finger - -
2009-08-18 2009-09-08 Minors 21 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $
2013 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 144 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14. DFA by Houston 9/2/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Houston 11/18/11.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/11 (Michael Bourn deal).
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2008 (7-220) (Louisburg JC, N.C.). $0.15M signing bonus.

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
90o 2.9 2.7 0 31 6 74.6 74 28 48 10 .273 1.37 4.59 4.99 0.1 0.0
80o 2.8 2.8 0 31 6 68.9 73 27 45 10 .286 1.45 5.02 5.45 -2.8 -0.3
70o 2.7 2.9 0 31 6 64.9 72 27 42 10 .295 1.52 5.33 5.8 -5.0 -0.5
60o 2.6 3 0 31 6 61.6 71 26 40 10 .302 1.58 5.61 6.09 -6.8 -0.7
50o 2.5 3 0 31 6 58.5 69 26 38 10 .310 1.63 5.87 6.38 -8.6 -0.9
40o 2.5 3.1 0 31 6 55.5 68 25 36 9 .317 1.69 6.13 6.66 -10.2 -1.0
30o 2.4 3.2 0 31 6 52.3 67 25 34 9 .325 1.75 6.42 6.97 -12.0 -1.2
20o 2.3 3.3 0 31 6 48.7 65 24 32 9 .334 1.83 6.76 7.34 -14.1 -1.4
10o 2.1 3.4 0 31 6 43.9 62 23 28 9 .347 1.93 7.24 7.87 -17.0 -1.7
Weighted Mean2.63031658.169263810.3081.625.836.34-8.3-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 33% 10% 27% 47%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201527550581011012546791842.3041.555.465.9310.23.86.51.5-1.1
2016284405199811239661642.3041.555.515.9910.33.66.11.5-1.0
2017294405099710837661542.3011.505.275.7310.13.46.11.4-0.7
201830440468879734601442.3001.515.255.7110.03.56.21.4-0.7
2019314404899210335631442.3001.495.125.5610.03.46.11.4-0.5
202032430417798830531242.3011.505.145.5910.13.46.11.4-0.5
202133330397748328491142.3001.505.145.5910.13.46.01.3-0.5
202234330377718026471142.3001.495.085.5210.13.36.01.4-0.4
202335330356667425451042.3011.495.085.5210.03.46.11.4-0.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Wes Roemer 2013 0.00 DNP
2 86 Dylan Owen 2013 0.00 DNP
3 86 Josh Banks 2009 7.54
4 86 Travis Blackley 2009 0.00 DNP
5 86 Steven Hammond 2008 0.00 DNP
6 85 Derek Hankins 2010 0.00 DNP
7 85 Chris Mason 2011 0.00 DNP
8 85 Phil Dumatrait 2008 5.49
9 85 Andrew Carpenter 2011 7.98
10 85 Cole DeVries 2011 0.00 DNP
11 85 Paul Mildren 2010 0.00 DNP
12 85 Michael Antonini 2012 0.00 DNP
13 84 Evan MacLane 2009 0.00 DNP
14 84 Todd Redmond 2011 0.00 DNP
15 84 Abe Alvarez 2009 0.00 DNP
16 84 Collin Balester 2012 7.00
17 84 Hayden Penn 2011 0.00 DNP
18 84 John Ely 2012 20.25
19 84 Anthony Carter 2012 0.00 DNP
20 83 Mark Serrano 2012 0.00 DNP
21 83 Mike Colla 2013 0.00 DNP
22 83 Erick Abreu 2010 0.00 DNP
23 83 Virgil Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
24 83 George Kontos 2011 3.00
25 83 Jason Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
26 83 Brad Lincoln 2011 5.10
27 83 Michael Lee 2013 0.00 DNP
28 83 Tim Kiely 2012 0.00 DNP
29 83 Blake Hawksworth 2009 2.25
30 83 Ryan Pope 2012 0.00 DNP
31 83 Brett Evert 2007 0.00 DNP
32 83 Steve Garrison 2013 0.00 DNP
33 83 Ryan Feierabend 2012 0.00 DNP
34 83 Miguel Pinango 2009 0.00 DNP
35 82 Charlie Furbush 2012 2.91
36 82 Chris Saenz 2008 0.00 DNP
37 82 Anthony Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
38 82 Bobby LaFromboise 2012 0.00 DNP
39 82 Cory Riordan 2012 0.00 DNP
40 82 L.J. Gagnier 2011 0.00 DNP
41 82 Jeremy McBryde 2013 0.00 DNP
42 82 Tristan Crawford 2009 0.00 DNP
43 81 Hung-Wen Chen 2012 0.00 DNP
44 81 Matt Torra 2010 0.00 DNP
45 81 Chris Salamida 2010 0.00 DNP
46 81 Mitch Atkins 2012 0.00 DNP
47 81 Adam Bostick 2009 0.00 DNP
48 81 Corey Kluber 2012 6.29
49 81 Beltran Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
50 81 Cory VanAllen 2011 0.00 DNP
51 81 Jo-Jo Reyes 2011 6.33
52 80 Timothy Bascom 2011 0.00 DNP
53 80 Michael Anton 2011 0.00 DNP
54 80 Ching Lung Lo 2012 0.00 DNP
55 80 Alberto Bastardo 2010 0.00 DNP
56 80 Jhonny Nunez 2012 0.00 DNP
57 80 Josh Wall 2013 18.00
58 80 Cody Evans 2010 0.00 DNP
59 80 Alex Caldera 2012 0.00 DNP
60 80 Andrew Liebel 2012 0.00 DNP
61 80 Brandon Mann 2010 0.00 DNP
62 80 Sean Thompson 2009 0.00 DNP
63 80 Nick Green 2011 0.00 DNP
64 80 Josh Romanski 2013 0.00 DNP
65 80 Patrick Overholt 2010 0.00 DNP
66 80 Adam Ottavino 2012 4.78
67 80 Derek Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
68 80 Daryl Maday 2012 0.00 DNP
69 80 Justin Orenduff 2009 0.00 DNP
70 80 Bryan Price 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Doug Waechter 2007 0.00 DNP
72 80 Ramon Garcia 2011 0.00 DNP
73 79 Steven Shell 2009 5.40
74 79 Trevor Feeney 2012 0.00 DNP
75 79 Barry Enright 2012 14.73
76 79 Philip Humber 2009 8.00
77 79 Eric Hurley 2012 0.00 DNP
78 79 Daniel Haigwood 2010 0.00 DNP
79 79 Ross Ohlendorf 2009 4.08
80 79 Jonnathan Aristil 2013 0.00 DNP
81 79 Eric Brown 2010 0.00 DNP
82 79 Steven Jackson 2008 0.00 DNP
83 79 Joel Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
84 79 Deunte Heath 2012 4.50
85 79 Justin Thomas 2010 6.23
86 79 Pedro Liriano 2007 0.00 DNP
87 79 Wade Townsend 2009 0.00 DNP
88 79 Mike Esposito 2008 0.00 DNP
89 79 Jason Bergmann 2008 6.06
90 79 Matthew Green 2008 0.00 DNP
91 79 Henry Villar 2013 0.00 DNP
92 79 Chris Fetter 2012 0.00 DNP
93 79 Ryan Mullins 2010 0.00 DNP
94 79 Chad Beck 2011 0.00
95 79 Juan Oviedo 2008 3.54
96 79 Jake Wild 2011 0.00 DNP
97 79 Chuck Lofgren 2012 0.00 DNP
98 78 Michael Bowman 2013 0.00 DNP
99 78 David Welch 2009 0.00 DNP
100 78 Casey Daigle 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .279 .340 .543 .317
11 vs R (Multi) .287 .341 .507 .301
18 Split (Multi) -.008 -.002 .036 .015
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .279 .340 .543 .317
31 vs R (2013) .287 .341 .507 .301
38 Split (2013) -.008 -.002 .036 .015
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Originally in the Braves system and part of the haul for Michael Bourn, Clemens (no relation) once struck out 16 in a high-school game. The standard assumption is that he should be close to being able to hold down a major-league bullpen slot, but so far he has allowed a 7.11 ERA to Triple-A hitters in 106 1/3 innings. He has been controlling his breaking pitches better than in the past, and his fastball still reaches the mid-90s. But the organization had to demote him last year to help rally his confidence at Double-A. Barring a miracle turnaround, he's not close to having an impact in the majors.
2012 Paul Clemens added 2-3 mph this year (depending on which scout you ask), making Houston's end of the Bourn deal a bit more palatable than it looked based on pre-2011 scouting reports.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Astros trade Hunter for Pence on the pound sterling? Feel free to use that one. What one? (Simpsons reference)
(Tbirds from Seattle)
Joke and Simpsons reference aside, the Astros got a very nice return on Pence. Kevin Goldstein had both Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton among his top five prospects traded at the deadline, with Josh Zied among his potential sleepers. By comparison, the Astros got only one of the top 10 prospects dealt in the Michael Bourn deal (Brett Oberholtzer) plus one sleeper (Paul Clemens) AND they had to take on Jordan Schafer, who is the most obvious Astro in the history of obviousness. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Paul Clemens has thrown 1,447 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph) and Curve (78mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (81mph).