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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
65.7 3.92 1.31 56 2 1 0 0.4
Birth Date5-6-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.22013
0.42014
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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 ARI 27 8 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 8 5 5 1 12 5 5 1 6 5.19 5.21 6.18 -1.0 -0.1
2013 CLE 27 5 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 5 3 3 1 11 2 2 0 6 5.06 4.39 6.35 -0.8 -0.1
Career13014.00.014.0100000621388223771125.144.906.25-1.7-0.2

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
2008 MHV A- 12 7 31.3 7.60 45 .328 .259 .333 .388 .263 .400 108 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2009 LKC A 45 0 68.7 3.99 105 .229 .251 .327 .361 .262 .272 98 7.1 0.7 7.0 0.9
2010 KIN A+ 45 0 56.0 4.01 113 .217 .257 .330 .387 .252 .279 104 8.5 0.9 8.5 0.9
2011 AKR AA 36 1 50.7 4.30 91 .251 .259 .328 .392 .273 .289 85 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2011 COH AAA 12 0 18.0 3.55 128 .245 .254 .320 .378 .246 .333 110 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2012 AKR AA 10 0 14.3 2.29 147 .188 .264 .336 .415 .268 .333 97 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2012 COH AAA 32 0 54.7 3.03 138 .220 .256 .323 .390 .252 .340 110 14.4 1.4 14.4 1.4
2012 CAR Wnt 13 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 8 0 8.7 6.18 51 .263 .260 .322 .399 .261 .269 102 -0.9 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB 5 0 5.3 6.35 53 .289 .264 .323 .397 .265 .286 100 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 COH AAA 42 1 60.3 3.51 122 .220 .254 .323 .380 .252 .301 102 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0

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 MHV A- 1 4 0 12 7 31.3 52 11 20 6 36% .400 15.0 3.2 1.7 5.8 2.01 7.48 -2.4 -0.2
2009 LKC A 1 4 4 45 0 68.7 54 22 68 4 47% .272 7.1 2.9 0.5 8.9 1.11 1.97 7.0 0.9
2010 KIN A+ 4 2 5 45 0 56.0 44 14 58 4 50% .279 7.1 2.2 0.6 9.3 1.04 2.41 8.5 0.9
2011 COH AAA 1 0 0 12 0 18.0 19 8 17 1 49% .333 9.5 4.0 0.5 8.5 1.50 4.00 4.5 0.4
2011 AKR AA 4 1 3 36 1 50.7 43 20 54 4 43% .289 7.6 3.6 0.7 9.6 1.24 2.66 3.3 0.3
2012 AKR AA 0 0 3 10 0 14.3 10 5 18 0 43% .333 6.3 3.1 0.0 11.3 1.05 0.63 3.8 0.4
2012 COH AAA 4 0 0 32 0 54.7 49 22 63 0 44% .340 8.1 3.6 0.0 10.4 1.30 3.29 14.4 1.4
2012 CAR Wnt 0 2 1 13 0 16.0 14 5 12 1 0% .271 7.9 2.8 0.6 6.8 1.19 1.12 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 0 5 0 5.3 5 2 6 1 27% .286 8.4 3.4 1.7 10.1 1.31 5.06 -0.8 -0.1
2013 COH AAA 3 4 2 42 1 60.3 54 19 52 1 42% .301 8.1 2.8 0.1 7.8 1.21 2.24 9.7 1.0
2013 ARI MLB 0 0 0 8 0 8.7 8 5 6 1 41% .269 8.3 5.2 1.0 6.2 1.50 5.19 -1.0 -0.1

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 248 0.5121 0.4516 0.8214 0.6693 0.2231 0.8706 0.6667 0.1786
Career2480.51210.45160.82140.66930.22310.87060.66670.1786

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-03-01 2010-03-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Estimated - -
2009-08-08 2009-08-20 Minors 12 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2005-05-01 2005-07-01 Coll 61 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Cleveland 6/1/13. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 9/2/13 (player to be named in 8/30/13 Jason Kubel deal). Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/4/13.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (11-351) (Rice).

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 3.3 1.5 0.6 60 0 84.8 64 26 73 6 .266 1.06 2.80 3.04 16.1 1.6
80o 3 1.3 0.5 56 0 78.0 63 26 67 6 .281 1.14 3.17 3.45 11.0 1.1
70o 2.7 1.2 0.4 52 0 73.2 62 26 63 6 .293 1.21 3.45 3.75 7.6 0.8
60o 2.6 1 0.4 49 0 69.1 62 25 60 6 .302 1.26 3.69 4.01 5.1 0.5
50o 2.4 1 0.4 47 0 65.4 61 25 56 6 .311 1.31 3.92 4.26 2.9 0.3
40o 2.2 0.9 0.3 44 0 61.8 60 25 53 6 .320 1.37 4.15 4.51 0.9 0.1
30o 2.1 0.8 0.3 41 0 58.0 59 24 50 6 .330 1.43 4.40 4.78 -1.0 -0.1
20o 1.9 0.7 0.3 38 0 53.7 57 23 46 6 .341 1.50 4.70 5.11 -3.0 -0.3
10o 1.6 0.5 0.2 34 0 47.9 54 22 41 5 .357 1.60 5.12 5.57 -5.2 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.40.90.446064.86025566.3091.303.894.233.10.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 6% 8% 13% 17%

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
20152921038054492046542.3061.293.684.008.23.47.70.80.6
20163021036052481845542.3071.283.864.208.43.17.80.90.5
20173121035050471741542.3071.283.764.098.53.17.40.90.5
20183221035049451741542.3061.273.764.098.33.17.50.90.5
20193321032045421637542.3061.293.884.228.43.27.41.00.4
20203421030043401535442.3091.293.864.208.43.27.40.80.4
20213511029041381334442.3071.253.784.118.42.97.50.90.4
20223611027038361231442.3081.253.814.148.52.87.30.90.4
20233711025036341229442.3081.283.844.188.53.07.21.00.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
2 91 Jason Urquidez 2011 0.00 DNP
3 91 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
4 90 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
5 89 Rob Delaney 2013 0.00 DNP
6 89 Jon Hunton 2011 0.00 DNP
7 89 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
8 88 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
9 88 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
10 88 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
11 87 Armando Gabino 2012 0.00 DNP
12 87 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
13 86 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
14 86 Atahualpa Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
15 86 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
16 86 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
17 86 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
18 86 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
19 86 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP
20 85 Santiago Ramirez 2007 0.00 DNP
21 85 Josh Kinney 2007 0.00 DNP
22 85 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
23 85 Gabe DeHoyos 2008 0.00 DNP
24 84 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
25 84 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
26 84 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
27 84 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
28 84 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
29 84 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
30 84 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
31 84 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
32 84 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
33 84 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
34 84 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
35 83 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
36 83 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
37 83 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
38 83 Loek Van Mil 2013 0.00 DNP
39 83 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
40 83 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
41 83 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
42 83 Kevin Whelan 2012 0.00 DNP
43 83 Eric Hull 2008 0.00 DNP
44 82 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
45 82 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
46 82 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
47 82 Roy Corcoran 2008 3.84
48 82 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
49 82 Dumas Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
50 82 Mariano Gomez 2011 0.00 DNP
51 82 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
52 82 Erick Threets 2010 1.46
53 82 Jean Machi 2010 0.00 DNP
54 81 Freddy Dolsi 2011 0.00 DNP
55 81 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
56 81 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
57 81 Matt Wilhite 2010 0.00 DNP
58 81 Anthony Slama 2012 0.00 DNP
59 81 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
60 81 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
61 81 Mike Benacka 2011 0.00 DNP
62 80 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
63 80 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
64 80 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
65 80 Steve Schmoll 2008 0.00 DNP
66 80 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
67 80 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
68 80 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
69 80 Scott Roehl 2010 0.00 DNP
70 80 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Geoffrey Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
72 80 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
73 79 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
74 79 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
75 79 Cory Wade 2011 2.27
76 79 Leo Rosales 2009 4.76
77 79 Joe Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
78 79 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
79 79 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
80 79 Matt Peterson 2010 0.00 DNP
81 79 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
82 79 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
83 79 Reid Mahon 2011 0.00 DNP
84 79 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
85 79 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
86 79 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
87 78 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
88 78 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
89 78 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
90 78 Jeff Gray 2010 8.68
91 78 Matthew Scherer 2011 0.00 DNP
92 78 Vince Perkins 2010 0.00 DNP
93 78 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
94 78 Mike Schultz 2008 0.00 DNP
95 78 Kevin Cameron 2008 8.10
96 78 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
97 78 Matt Daley 2010 4.24
98 78 Willie Collazo 2008 0.00 DNP
99 78 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
100 78 Kendy Batista 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .211 .286 .211 .194
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .366 .543 .297
18 Split (Multi) -.047 -.080 -.332 -.104
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .211 .286 .211 .194
31 vs R (2013) .257 .366 .543 .297
38 Split (2013) -.047 -.080 -.332 -.104
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).

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Why Every Team Needs Kendrys MoralesBen Lindbergh2014-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bonder the Next OneR.J. Anderson2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of December 18Jason Martinez2012-12-19


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Langwell threw 237 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Curve (76mph), Change (84mph) and Cutter (88mph).