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Michael Schwimer PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.0 3.78 1.31 38 1 1 0 0.4
Birth Date2-19-1986
Height6' 8"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
0.32012
2013
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
2011 PHI 25 12 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 1 1 0 2 0 0 64 15 8 8 2 25 7 6 1 16 5.02 4.25 5.23 -0.7 -0.1
2012 PHI 26 35 0 34.3 0.0 34.3 2 1 0 1 0 0 147 30 18 17 3 48 16 14 2 36 4.46 3.75 3.74 3.2 0.3
Career47048.70.048.732030021145262557323203524.623.904.202.50.2

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 WPT A- 22 0 41.3 2.82 132 .206 .256 .329 .370 .258 .355 94 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2009 CLR A+ 48 0 60.0 2.82 130 .203 .248 .321 .365 .252 .313 98 14.0 1.4 14.0 1.4
2009 REA AA 5 0 4.7 0.68 183 .295 .270 .347 .402 .280 .450 94 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2009 SUR Wnt 10 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .237 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 32 0 40.0 3.77 125 .233 .259 .332 .388 .255 .319 110 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2010 LEH AAA 16 0 20.0 3.03 127 .215 .269 .337 .419 .259 .259 92 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2011 PHI MLB 12 0 14.3 5.23 67 .309 .252 .313 .388 .256 .342 95 -1.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2011 LEH AAA 47 0 68.0 2.86 128 .210 .260 .329 .405 .257 .287 90 15.7 1.5 15.7 1.5
2012 PHI MLB 35 0 34.3 3.74 114 .265 .253 .321 .410 .263 .300 102 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2012 LEH AAA 15 0 18.3 4.98 85 .241 .252 .322 .387 .249 .288 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 BUF AAA 6 0 6.0 5.33 82 .183 .270 .342 .420 .265 .083 104 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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 WPT A- 0 2 8 22 0 41.3 33 15 62 0 62% .355 7.2 3.3 0.0 13.5 1.16 1.96 10.3 1.0
2009 CLR A+ 2 1 20 48 0 60.0 44 19 82 2 46% .313 6.6 2.9 0.3 12.3 1.05 2.85 14.0 1.4
2009 REA AA 2 1 0 5 0 4.7 7 2 7 0 40% .450 13.4 3.8 0.0 13.4 1.91 7.66 4.0 0.4
2009 SUR Wnt 0 0 0 10 0 12.7 12 8 8 3 0% .237 8.5 5.7 2.1 5.7 1.57 4.25 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 5 3 11 32 0 40.0 34 14 58 5 44% .319 7.7 3.1 1.1 13.1 1.20 3.60 10.8 1.1
2010 LEH AAA 2 2 0 16 0 20.0 16 7 18 1 42% .259 7.2 3.1 0.5 8.1 1.15 1.35 3.9 0.4
2011 LEH AAA 9 1 10 47 0 68.0 51 22 86 4 38% .287 6.8 2.9 0.5 11.4 1.07 1.85 15.7 1.5
2011 PHI MLB 1 1 0 12 0 14.3 15 7 16 2 28% .342 9.4 4.4 1.3 10.0 1.53 5.02 -0.7 -0.1
2012 LEH AAA 2 1 6 15 0 18.3 17 5 19 2 50% .288 8.3 2.5 1.0 9.3 1.20 3.93 0.8 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 2 1 0 35 0 34.3 30 16 36 3 32% .300 7.9 4.2 0.8 9.4 1.34 4.46 3.2 0.3
2013 BUF AAA 0 0 0 6 0 6.0 1 7 6 0 42% .083 1.5 10.5 0.0 9.0 1.33 0.00 -0.1 -0.0

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 253 0.5455 0.3834 0.7113 0.5290 0.2087 0.7808 0.5000 0.2887
2012 603 0.4726 0.4950 0.7013 0.6842 0.3239 0.8205 0.4757 0.2987
Career8560.49410.4620.70430.63830.28990.80880.48290.2957

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-22 2013-05-10 15-DL 49 36 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2010-08-23 2010-09-07 Minors 15 0 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $496,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$496,500
1 yrTotal$496,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 10 d1 year/$0.4965M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.4965M (2013). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 2/23/13. Re-signed by Toronto 3/13. DFA by Toronto 8/5/13. Released 8/7/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 8/17/11.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2008 (14-436) (University of Virginia).

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 2.3 1.1 0.5 42 0 51.9 37 17 57 5 .252 1.05 2.57 2.79 12.9 1.3
80o 2 0.9 0.4 37 0 45.8 35 17 50 5 .267 1.14 2.98 3.24 9.0 0.9
70o 1.8 0.8 0.3 34 0 41.6 34 16 45 4 .278 1.20 3.28 3.56 6.6 0.7
60o 1.6 0.7 0.3 31 0 38.1 33 15 42 4 .288 1.26 3.54 3.85 4.8 0.5
50o 1.5 0.6 0.3 28 0 34.9 31 15 38 4 .297 1.31 3.79 4.12 3.3 0.3
40o 1.3 0.5 0.2 26 0 31.8 30 14 35 4 .305 1.37 4.04 4.39 2.0 0.2
30o 1.2 0.4 0.2 23 0 28.5 28 13 31 4 .315 1.43 4.32 4.69 0.9 0.1
20o 1 0.4 0.2 20 0 24.8 26 12 27 3 .326 1.51 4.64 5.05 -0.3 -0.0
10o 0.8 0.3 0.1 16 0 19.9 22 10 22 3 .341 1.62 5.11 5.56 -1.3 -0.1
Weighted Mean1.40.60.328034.23014374.2941.303.754.083.40.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
19% 27% 19% 28% 53%

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
20152931051061512572743.2901.253.483.787.53.710.61.00.8
20163021045054482263743.2961.303.734.058.03.710.51.20.6
20173131049059482470643.2861.213.263.557.33.610.60.91.0
20183221044053452260643.2881.263.523.827.63.710.11.00.7
20193321043051452156643.2931.293.653.977.93.79.81.10.6
20203421042050431957643.2901.233.483.787.73.410.21.10.7
20213521039047411752643.2951.233.553.867.93.310.01.10.6
20223621037045391750543.2951.253.503.817.93.410.11.00.6
20233721035042371646543.2951.253.583.897.93.49.81.10.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
20.83.94.72.83.214.2

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1 93 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
2 91 Matt Daley 2010 4.24
3 91 Brandon Gomes 2013 6.98
4 91 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
5 90 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
6 89 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
7 88 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
8 88 Brad Kilby 2011 0.00 DNP
9 88 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
10 87 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
11 87 Mike Zagurski 2011 5.40
12 87 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
13 87 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
14 87 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
15 86 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
16 86 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
17 86 Billy Sadler 2010 0.00 DNP
18 86 Josh Lueke 2013 5.06
19 86 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
21 85 Carlos Guevara 2010 0.00 DNP
22 85 Will Harris 2013 2.91
23 85 John Axford 2011 2.32
24 85 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
25 85 Jim Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
26 84 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
27 84 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
28 84 Jason Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
29 84 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
30 84 John Gaub 2013 0.00 DNP
31 84 Anthony Slama 2012 0.00 DNP
32 84 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
33 84 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
34 83 Leo Rosales 2009 4.76
35 83 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
36 83 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
37 83 Rich Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
38 83 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
39 83 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
40 83 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
41 83 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
42 83 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
43 83 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
44 83 Stuart Pomeranz 2013 0.00 DNP
45 82 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
46 82 Alex Hinshaw 2011 0.00 DNP
47 82 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
48 82 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
49 82 Robert Coello 2013 3.71
50 82 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
51 81 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
52 81 Mike Benacka 2011 0.00 DNP
53 81 Santiago Casilla 2009 6.70
54 81 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
55 81 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
56 81 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
57 81 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
58 81 Jason Motte 2010 2.06
59 81 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
60 81 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
61 80 Michael Wuertz 2007 3.73
62 80 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
63 80 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
64 80 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
65 80 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
66 80 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
67 80 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
68 80 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
69 80 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
70 80 Rob Delaney 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
72 80 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
73 80 Matt Reynolds 2013 2.30
74 80 Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 0.00 DNP
75 80 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
76 80 Joe Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
77 80 Mike Dunn 2013 2.79
78 80 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
79 80 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
80 79 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
81 79 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
82 79 Kevin Whelan 2012 0.00 DNP
83 79 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
84 79 Jeff Ridgway 2009 0.00 DNP
85 79 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
86 79 Jon Huber 2010 0.00 DNP
87 79 Atahualpa Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
88 79 Tony Watson 2013 2.39
89 79 Pat Neshek 2009 0.00 DNP
90 79 Jason Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
91 79 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
92 79 Fernando Salas 2013 4.82
93 78 Francisco Felix 2012 0.00 DNP
94 78 Andrew Sisco 2011 0.00 DNP
95 78 Pedro Viola 2011 9.82
96 78 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
97 78 Vinnie Pestano 2013 4.58
98 78 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
99 78 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
100 78 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Deception aided by his gargantuan frame helps Schwimerís low-90s heater play up and cause fits for batters. Unfortunately, he makes things easier on hitters with free passes that lead to trouble. Throw in a severe fly-ball lean in the wrong park for such an ailment, and it's hard to see Schwimer as much more than a low-leverage, middle-inning reliever.
2012 Schwimer, a Brobdingnagian righty out of the University of Virginia, has an over-the-top delivery. Even though his fastball velocity isnít anything special, he is effective in large part because of how quickly it bears down on batters. He complements the fastball with a good slider and a decent splitter. He tore up Triple-A competition, so both his track record and his advanced age suggest heíll get an extended shot to make the major-league roster out of spring training.
2011 The gargantuan Michael Schwimer has gotten the job done at each stage of the minors, but his velocity is no better than average, and unlikely to improve.

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  Title Author Date
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: May 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Boston Rolls the Dice on Carp's TableR.J. Anderson2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Ruben Amaro and the RabbisZachary Levine2013-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Phallin' PhilliesJay Jaffe2012-05-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Schwimer threw 889 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph) and Change (83mph).