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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
50.3 4.06 1.34 46 2 2 4 0.4
Birth Date11-8-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 21 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.52013
1.12014
0.92015
1.52016
0.62017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 ARI MLB 33 0 28.3 1 0 0 30 8 24 2 .268 97 9.5 2.5 0.6 7.6 60% .333 .255 1.34 3.48 2.54 92 3.11 72.3 0.5
2012 ARI MLB 64 0 59.3 1 6 2 60 24 41 4 .260 105 9.1 3.6 0.6 6.2 57% .309 .256 1.42 3.94 3.49 103 3.98 91.2 0.6
2013 CLE MLB 70 0 75.0 7 3 1 60 28 73 4 .260 97 7.2 3.4 0.5 8.8 45% .271 .233 1.17 3.10 3.24 91 2.91 69.6 1.5
2014 CLE MLB 80 0 76.3 5 5 2 61 22 64 6 .261 104 7.2 2.6 0.7 7.5 50% .251 .230 1.09 3.45 2.59 95 3.28 80.5 1.1
2015 CLE MLB 74 0 64.0 3 3 2 59 19 54 8 .261 106 8.3 2.7 1.1 7.6 47% .279 .238 1.22 3.97 2.95 96 3.56 83.2 0.9
2016 CLE MLB 75 0 66.7 2 5 1 56 28 69 8 .261 112 7.6 3.8 1.1 9.3 56% .284 .232 1.26 3.89 3.24 88 3.00 66.3 1.5
2017 CLE MLB 11 0 10.0 1 0 1 11 4 7 0 .246 115 9.9 3.6 0.0 6.3 64% .333 .247 1.50 2.65 3.60 95 3.42 78.6 0.2
CareerMLB4070379.72022933713333232.2611048.03.20.87.952%.283.2391.243.603.06943.3177.36.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 SBN A 11 0 22.3 0 1 0 18 6 16 0 .264 95 7.3 2.4 0.0 6.5 64% .293 .208 1.08 2.77 4.04 85 3.23 93.8
2008 MSO Rk 10 0 17.3 0 1 2 24 7 17 2 .265 101 12.5 3.6 1.0 8.8 53% .386 .337 1.79 5.62 6.76 0 0.00 0.0
2009 VIS A+ 30 19 107.3 3 7 0 96 40 95 7 .270 101 8.1 3.4 0.6 8.0 59% .289 .239 1.27 4.27 4.70 98 4.38 102.9
2010 MOB AA 33 13 101.3 4 9 2 102 43 75 4 .263 92 9.1 3.8 0.4 6.7 56% .309 .263 1.43 3.99 4.26 92 5.97 114.4
2010 SUR Wnt 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 .000 1.00 4.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 SUR Wnt 9 0 10.3 0 1 2 13 2 6 2 .000 11.4 1.7 1.7 5.2 0% .333 .000 1.46 6.31 3.50 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ARI MLB 33 0 28.3 1 0 0 30 8 24 2 .268 97 9.5 2.5 0.6 7.6 60% .333 .255 1.34 3.48 2.54 92 3.11 72.3
2011 MOB AA 15 0 20.7 3 1 7 15 8 15 1 .254 110 6.5 3.5 0.4 6.5 52% .233 .211 1.11 3.65 0.87 101 5.08 105.9
2011 RNO AAA 16 0 17.7 1 0 9 14 4 15 4 .273 119 7.1 2.0 2.0 7.6 57% .222 .208 1.02 6.05 4.58 95 3.81 94.8
2012 ARI MLB 64 0 59.3 1 6 2 60 24 41 4 .260 105 9.1 3.6 0.6 6.2 57% .309 .256 1.42 3.94 3.49 103 3.98 91.2
2012 RNO AAA 8 0 8.0 0 0 2 6 2 10 0 .265 110 6.8 2.2 0.0 11.2 47% .316 .195 1.00 1.92 2.25 89 3.10 90.1
2013 CLE MLB 70 0 75.0 7 3 1 60 28 73 4 .260 97 7.2 3.4 0.5 8.8 45% .271 .233 1.17 3.10 3.24 91 2.91 69.6
2014 CLE MLB 80 0 76.3 5 5 2 61 22 64 6 .261 104 7.2 2.6 0.7 7.5 50% .251 .230 1.09 3.45 2.59 95 3.28 80.5
2015 CLE MLB 74 0 64.0 3 3 2 59 19 54 8 .261 106 8.3 2.7 1.1 7.6 47% .279 .238 1.22 3.97 2.95 96 3.56 83.2
2016 CLE MLB 75 0 66.7 2 5 1 56 28 69 8 .261 112 7.6 3.8 1.1 9.3 56% .284 .232 1.26 3.89 3.24 88 3.00 66.3
2017 CLE MLB 11 0 10.0 1 0 1 11 4 7 0 .246 115 9.9 3.6 0.0 6.3 64% .333 .247 1.50 2.65 3.60 95 3.42 78.6

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 487 0.5298 0.5010 0.7787 0.6938 0.2838 0.8045 0.7077 0.2213
2012 936 0.5192 0.4786 0.8036 0.6461 0.2978 0.8567 0.6791 0.1964
2013 1227 0.5159 0.4662 0.7448 0.6177 0.3047 0.8210 0.5801 0.2552
2014 1213 0.5111 0.4798 0.7474 0.6419 0.3103 0.8166 0.5978 0.2526
2015 1037 0.5545 0.4831 0.7705 0.6591 0.2641 0.8338 0.5738 0.2295
2016 1131 0.5049 0.4739 0.7276 0.6637 0.2804 0.8153 0.5159 0.2724
2017 140 0.4929 0.5000 0.7429 0.7391 0.2676 0.7843 0.6316 0.2571
Career61710.52050.47850.7580.65090.2910.82450.5970.242

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $4,600,000
2016 CLE $2,750,000
2015 CLE $1,550,000
2014 CLE $529,500
2013 CLE $501,700
2012 ARI $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,814,200
2011Current$4,600,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$10,414,200
6 yrTotal$10,414,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 81 dRowley Sports1 year/$4.6M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5295M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5017M (2013). Signed by Cleveland 3/7/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Arizona 12/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Arizona 6/10/11.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2008 (2-73) (Long Beach State). Signed 6/08, $0.553M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 2.2 4 48 0 67.7 52 22 62 7 .250 1.08 2.95 3.18 9.2 1.0
80o 2.5 2.3 4 48 0 61.5 51 21 56 7 .264 1.17 3.31 3.57 7.2 0.8
70o 2.5 2.3 4 48 0 57.2 50 21 52 7 .275 1.23 3.58 3.86 5.6 0.6
60o 2.4 2.4 4 48 0 53.6 49 20 49 6 .284 1.29 3.81 4.1 4.3 0.5
50o 2.4 2.4 4 48 0 50.3 48 20 46 6 .292 1.34 4.03 4.34 3.1 0.3
40o 2.4 2.5 4 48 0 47.1 46 19 43 6 .300 1.40 4.26 4.57 1.9 0.2
30o 2.3 2.5 4 48 0 43.7 45 19 40 6 .309 1.46 4.50 4.83 0.5 0.1
20o 2.3 2.6 4 48 0 39.8 43 18 36 6 .320 1.53 4.79 5.14 -1.2 -0.1
10o 2.2 2.6 4 48 0 34.7 40 17 32 5 .334 1.64 5.20 5.57 -3.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.42.4448049.74719466.2901.334.004.313.20.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183021233035341633551.3021.444.494.838.84.28.61.30.1
20193121232034331433551.2961.374.474.808.73.78.71.30.1
20203221231033311333451.3021.354.164.478.53.69.11.10.2
20213321238041381638651.2821.334.404.738.43.58.41.30.1
20223421243046421843651.2851.304.294.618.23.58.41.20.2
20233521248051492046751.2871.354.394.728.63.58.11.20.2
20243621238041371538651.2791.284.324.648.23.38.41.30.2
20253721231033321431551.2901.394.655.008.73.88.51.40.0
2026381011801922918351.3151.604.985.3510.24.28.41.4-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Eric O'Flaherty 2014 2.25
2 89 Jonathan Broxton 2013 4.99
3 89 Gary Lavelle 1978 3.78
4 88 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
5 87 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
6 87 Mike Timlin 1995 3.00
7 87 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
8 87 Bobby Parnell 2014 9.00
9 86 Jason Christiansen 1999 4.06
10 86 Francisco Cordero 2004 2.39
11 85 Blaine Boyer 2011 10.80
12 85 Ryan Webb 2015 3.73
13 85 Francisco Rodriguez 2011 2.76
14 85 Tony Pena 2011 6.64
15 84 Brandon League 2012 3.38
16 84 Brian Wilson 2011 3.27
17 84 Jeff Nelson 1996 4.60
18 84 Juan Rincon 2008 6.34
19 84 Todd Frohwirth 1992 2.80
20 84 Jeff Fassero 1992 3.78
21 84 Bill Campbell 1978 4.44
22 84 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
23 83 Jake McGee 2016 4.93
24 83 Sean Doolittle 2016 2.68
25 83 Brandon Lyon 2009 2.97
26 83 Ryan Madson 2010 2.72
27 83 Mike MacDougal 2006 1.55
28 83 Steve Cishek 2015 4.23
29 82 Duaner Sanchez 2009 9.00
30 82 Ricardo Rincon 1999 4.84
31 82 Paul Shuey 2000 3.68
32 82 Joe Smith 2013 2.43
33 82 Matt Capps 2013 0.00 DNP
34 82 Kevin Jepsen 2014 2.63
35 82 Felix Rodriguez 2002 4.30
36 81 Mike Jackson 1994 1.70
37 81 George Frazier 1984 4.08
38 81 Fred Gladding 1965 2.83
39 81 Tug McGraw 1974 4.47
40 81 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
41 81 Scott Williamson 2005 5.65
42 81 Kyle McClellan 2013 7.71
43 81 Justin Duchscherer 2007 4.96
44 80 Al Holland 1982 3.82
45 80 Aquilino Lopez 2004 6.86
46 80 Todd Coffey 2010 5.92
47 80 Curtis Leskanic 1997 5.55
48 80 Jose Arredondo 2013 0.00 DNP
49 80 Frank Francisco 2009 3.83
50 80 Bob Locker 1967 2.53
51 80 Jack Baldschun 1966 5.65
52 80 C.J. Wilson 2010 3.66
53 80 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26
54 80 Xavier Hernandez 1995 4.70
55 80 Jim Kern 1978 3.26
56 80 B.J. Ryan 2005 2.56
57 80 Mark Davis 1990 5.64
58 80 Ryan Cook 2016 0.00 DNP
59 79 Logan Ondrusek 2014 5.71
60 79 Jim Mecir 1999 3.05
61 79 Jesse Orosco 1986 2.67
62 79 Matt Albers 2012 3.13
63 79 A.J. Ramos 2016 3.00
64 79 Tim Stoddard 1982 4.18
65 79 Damaso Marte 2004 3.42
66 79 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
67 79 Tim Burke 1988 4.06
68 79 Jake Diekman 2016 3.63
69 79 Bob Wickman 1998 4.15
70 78 Brian Fuentes 2005 3.03
71 78 Gary Lucas 1984 3.40
72 78 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
73 78 Todd Jones 1997 3.73
74 78 Boone Logan 2014 7.20
75 78 Scott Linebrink 2006 3.69
76 78 Sparky Lyle 1974 2.53
77 78 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
78 78 Sean Marshall 2012 2.66
79 78 David Aardsma 2011 0.00 DNP
80 78 Rob Murphy 1989 3.34
81 78 Mark Melancon 2014 1.90
82 78 Frank Williams 1987 3.15
83 77 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
84 77 Andy Hassler 1981 3.57
85 77 Huston Street 2013 2.70
86 77 Tom Davey 2003 0.00 DNP
87 77 Dave LaRoche 1977 4.14
88 77 Paul Assenmacher 1990 2.97
89 77 Rafael Betancourt 2004 4.32
90 77 Neal Cotts 2009 7.36
91 77 Bill Bray 2012 5.19
92 77 Alexi Ogando 2013 3.28
93 77 Cecil Upshaw 1972 3.93
94 77 Mark Eichhorn 1990 3.83
95 77 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
96 77 David Robertson 2014 3.22
97 77 Rick Croushore 2000 7.88
98 76 Steve Kline 2002 3.55
99 76 Jim Gott 1989 0.00
100 76 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .256 .338 .398 .251
11 vs R (Multi) .215 .279 .346 .223
18 Split (Multi) .041 .058 .051 .028
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .255 .348 .408 .250
31 vs R (2016) .214 .286 .352 .220
38 Split (2016) .041 .062 .056 .030
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 There's an old adage that half of success is just showing up, and Shaw has that half down pat. Since joining the Indians in 2013, no reliever has more appearances than Cleveland's right-handed setup man. The other half of his moderate success comes from his pitch mix: He lives and dies by a low-90s cutter that he throws two-thirds of the time, but he also features a slider that moves a remarkable nine inches side-to-side. If you want to see one of those dancing high-spin sliders, just flip on your television anytime between April and September; as with syndicated Simpsons reruns, odds are he'll be on.
2015 The Indians put their bullpen to work in 2014, and Shaw logged the most hours of the crew, leading baseball in and setting a team record for appearances. He's one of those pitchers who gets a lot more local love than national because of his usage as an effective set-up man rather than a closer. Shaw's bread and butter is a cut fastball at 92 to 95 mph that he throws 70 percent of the time; he pairs it with a low-80s put-away slider. The breaking ball has more of a vertical shape when he hits targets on the arm side but noticeable two-plane break when thrown to the left side of the zone, and the subtle explosiveness of his cutter keeps batters too busy tracking incoming projectiles to adjust effectively.
2014 For now, Shaw is a very good reliever whose delivery and repertoire make him all but immune to right-handed opponents. Last year, he started finding the spots to retire left-handed batters more often, and squeezed their OPS against him down to a tidier .678. The news got even better as he held all batters to a stingy .454 OPS in the second half. He throws more than 70 percent cutters, and has improved as he has quit trying to get every out on the ground. While it would be insane to suggest he'll be the next Mariano Rivera, at least he's picked the right role model for his skills. How close he gets to Mo-dom will depend largely on how fine his command becomes as he matures.
2013 Shaw studied at the Mariano Rivera school of relief pitching, where he learned to rely heavily on a mid-90s cut fastball that darts late in the flight path. The pitch has also been dubbed a sinker due to the vertical qualities of its late life, but semantics aside, Shaw uses the pitch's subtle movement to generate a bevy of grounders. He will mix in an occasional breaking ball, particularly with two strikes against right-handed batters, but the cutter dominates Shaw's strategy, thanks to his impressive repetition of solid mechanics. Somewhere, Rivera is smiling.
2012 Shaw’s first full season in the bullpen since his 2008 professional debut resulted in his making the majors. Shaw racked up 16 saves between Mobile and Reno, took well to the NL West, and has a power sinker that averages 93 and tops out at 95, but he doesn’t miss as many bats as the typical closer candidate, which could restrict him to setup duty. What the ’08 second-rounder does do is keep the ball out of the air, which should serve him well in Chase Field.
2010 A former second-round pick out of Long Beach State, Shaw never started a game in his collegiate days, but he began the transition to the rotation in High-A last season. Expectations were high that he could dominate the level with a potent fastball/slider combination, but the results did not bear that out. His peripheral statistics were above average, but Shaw imploded with runners on base, stranding under 60 percent of them in a league with an average of 72 percent. He could succeed in the major leagues as a potential set-up man or closer with mid-90s heat and the filthy slider, but the D'backs are not yet sold that he cannot experience success as a starter. He will need to develop another pitch to get through lineups multiple times, but a fall-back projection as a strong set-up man is nothing to fret about.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be the concern level with the Indians pitching staff? Klubers work load, Salazar and Carrasco injuries. Bauers inconsistencies. What gives?
(Dave from Cleveland)
There's definitely reason to worry about Carrasco and Salazar from a durability standpoint, but if healthy I think they're each among the top 20 pitchers in the league. I've mostly given up on Bauer being in that same category, although he's not without upside still. Their rotation depth could be an issue, but that's not really unique to the Indians. As long as Kluber is making 30-plus starts and they get, say, 300 innings from the Carrasco/Salazar combo, it'll be one of the best rotations in the league. I can't see a bullpen with Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Dan Otero, and Boone Logan for a full season being anything but excellent. (Aaron Gleeman)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best guess on Indians closer next year?
(Dandies3 from Pa)
Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen are both guys that could fill that role, though I'd put more money on Allen's ability to find success in the ninth inning. If the Indians fancy themselves a contender entering next year -- which they likely will -- then I could see them signing somebody to stabilize the late innings. (Mark Anderson)


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Bryan Shaw has thrown 6,682 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).