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Portrait of Pat Venditte

Pat Venditte PYankees

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.3 4.41 1.43 30 1 0 1 0.1
Birth Date6-30-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight180 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 24 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.12014
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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

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 STA A- 30 0 32.7 3.99 108 .173 .245 .321 .361 .256 .162 98 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2009 CSC A 28 0 30.7 2.50 136 .198 .254 .314 .367 .261 .315 91 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2009 TAM A+ 21 0 36.7 2.96 129 .223 .251 .322 .354 .251 .371 103 10.0 1.0 9.2 0.9
2009 ZUL Wnt 7 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 TAM A+ 41 0 72.7 3.46 103 .170 .257 .325 .366 .262 .257 85 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2010 TRN AA 2 0 2.0 0.05 199 .228 .253 .319 .374 .248 .400 92 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2011 TRN AA 51 0 90.0 3.59 111 .253 .261 .328 .404 .273 .299 87 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2011 MXC Wnt 32 0 42.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 7 0 13.0 4.73 93 .253 .270 .326 .412 .257 .278 100 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 TAM A+ 4 0 5.0 6.45 52 .245 .264 .341 .384 .265 .167 101 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2013 TRN AA 8 0 11.3 2.55 144 .260 .248 .325 .382 .261 .375 98 3.6 0.4 3.7 0.4
2013 ITA int 4 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 YAN Rk 5 4 6.0 3.64 126 .340 .264 .338 .371 .265 .409 101 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 YAT Rk 4 2 6.3 1.85 162 .139 .243 .315 .354 .247 .214 100 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2014 TRN AA 15 0 22.0 2.23 150 .164 .260 .322 .396 .262 .200 98 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
2014 SWB AAA 26 2 56.3 3.53 125 .229 .264 .329 .397 .251 .305 103 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4

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 STA A- 1 0 23 30 0 32.7 13 10 42 2 42% .162 3.6 2.8 0.6 11.6 0.70 0.83 4.5 0.5
2009 TAM A+ 2 0 2 21 0 36.7 37 9 47 1 38% .371 9.1 2.2 0.2 11.5 1.25 2.21 9.2 0.9
2009 CSC A 2 2 20 28 0 30.7 24 2 40 1 55% .315 7.0 0.6 0.3 11.7 0.85 1.47 7.2 0.8
2009 ZUL Wnt 1 0 0 7 0 9.3 11 3 7 2 0% .333 10.6 2.9 1.9 6.8 1.51 4.84 0.0 0.0
2010 TRN AA 1 1 0 2 0 2.0 4 1 4 0 30% .400 18.0 4.5 0.0 18.0 2.50 9.00 3.2 0.3
2010 TAM A+ 4 1 6 41 0 72.7 49 14 85 2 44% .257 6.1 1.7 0.2 10.5 0.87 1.73 5.8 0.6
2011 MXC Wnt 3 1 0 32 0 42.3 30 7 46 6 0% .242 6.4 1.5 1.3 9.8 0.87 2.34 0.0 0.0
2011 TRN AA 3 7 0 51 0 90.0 80 31 88 7 32% .299 8.0 3.1 0.7 8.8 1.23 3.40 11.0 1.1
2012 SWB AAA 1 1 0 7 0 13.0 11 6 12 1 32% .278 7.6 4.2 0.7 8.3 1.31 2.77 0.6 0.1
2013 TAM A+ 0 1 0 4 0 5.0 2 4 4 0 17% .167 3.6 7.2 0.0 7.2 1.20 1.80 -0.7 -0.1
2013 TRN AA 1 2 0 8 0 11.3 13 3 13 1 30% .375 10.3 2.4 0.8 10.3 1.41 3.97 3.7 0.4
2013 ITA int 0 1 0 4 0 3.0 6 0 0 0 0% .400 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2013 YAN Rk 0 1 0 5 4 6.0 9 1 5 0 45% .409 13.5 1.5 0.0 7.5 1.67 4.50 2.0 0.2
2013 YAT Rk 0 0 0 4 2 6.3 3 0 8 0 36% .214 4.3 0.0 0.0 11.4 0.47 2.84 2.5 0.2
2014 SWB AAA 2 5 0 26 2 56.3 54 17 53 4 32% .305 8.6 2.7 0.6 8.5 1.26 3.36 14.1 1.4
2014 TRN AA 0 1 1 15 0 22.0 11 5 30 2 26% .200 4.5 2.0 0.8 12.3 0.73 0.82 6.5 0.7

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-30 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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Details

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 1.7 0.7 1.5 31 0 51.7 42 17 45 5 .259 1.14 3.15 3.43 8.4 0.9
80o 1.4 0.6 1.2 27 0 45.5 40 16 40 5 .275 1.24 3.57 3.88 5.1 0.5
70o 1.3 0.5 1.1 25 0 41.1 38 15 36 5 .286 1.31 3.88 4.22 3.0 0.3
60o 1.1 0.4 1 22 0 37.5 37 15 33 5 .295 1.37 4.15 4.51 1.5 0.2
50o 1 0.4 0.9 20 0 34.2 35 14 30 4 .304 1.43 4.40 4.79 0.3 0.0
40o 0.9 0.3 0.8 19 0 31.0 33 13 27 4 .313 1.49 4.66 5.07 -0.7 -0.1
30o 0.8 0.3 0.7 17 0 27.7 31 12 24 4 .323 1.56 4.94 5.37 -1.5 -0.2
20o 0.7 0.2 0.5 14 0 23.9 28 11 21 3 .334 1.64 5.28 5.74 -2.3 -0.2
10o 0.5 0.2 0.4 11 0 18.8 24 10 16 3 .350 1.76 5.76 6.27 -2.9 -0.3
Weighted Mean10.40.820033.53414294.3021.424.364.740.50.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 9% 3% 10% 13%

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
20153021134055492047939.2631.263.834.168.13.37.71.50.5
20163121135057582251739.3061.414.324.709.23.58.11.10.2
20173221134055552049739.3011.374.144.509.13.38.11.20.3
20183321132052531946739.3021.384.154.519.13.37.91.20.3
20193421131050511843739.3011.384.204.579.23.27.71.30.2
20203511128046471639639.3031.374.224.589.23.17.61.20.2
20213611127044451538639.3031.374.184.549.33.17.81.20.2
20223710126042431536539.3031.394.174.539.33.27.81.10.2
20233810125041421435539.3031.374.174.539.23.17.71.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
23.70.30.71.51.48.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 Ben Julianel 2009 0.00 DNP
2 93 Sung-Ki Jung 2009 0.00 DNP
3 91 Beau Vaughan 2010 0.00 DNP
4 91 Brian Gordon 2008 2.25
5 91 Marcus Gwyn 2007 15.19
6 90 Rafael Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
7 90 Tim Norton 2012 0.00 DNP
8 90 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
9 90 Jeff Gogal 2011 0.00 DNP
10 89 Jim Henderson 2012 3.52
11 89 Jason Waddell 2010 0.00 DNP
12 89 Geoffrey Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
13 89 Blake McGinley 2008 0.00 DNP
14 89 Wilkins Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
15 88 Mike DeMark 2012 0.00 DNP
16 88 Rafael Cova 2011 0.00 DNP
17 88 Daniel Sattler 2013 0.00 DNP
18 88 Jim Miller 2011 2.57
19 88 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
20 87 Steve Andrade 2007 0.00 DNP
21 87 Paul Abraham 2009 0.00 DNP
22 87 Corey Madden 2013 0.00 DNP
23 86 Jose Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
24 86 Andrew Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
25 86 Joe Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
26 86 Tom Shearn 2007 4.96
27 86 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
28 86 Matt Peterson 2011 0.00 DNP
29 86 Neil Wagner 2013 4.03
30 85 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
31 85 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
32 85 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
33 85 John Ennis 2009 0.00 DNP
34 85 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
35 85 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
36 85 Gabe DeHoyos 2009 0.00 DNP
37 85 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
38 85 Jason Urquidez 2012 0.00 DNP
39 85 Travis Minix 2007 0.00 DNP
40 85 Victor Moreno 2008 0.00 DNP
41 85 Jose Valdez 2012 3.00
42 84 Ryan Meaux 2008 0.00 DNP
43 84 Scott Dunn 2007 0.00 DNP
44 84 Pedro Viola 2012 0.00 DNP
45 84 Jean Machi 2011 0.00 DNP
46 84 Ryan Cameron 2007 0.00 DNP
47 84 Henry Owens 2008 0.00 DNP
48 84 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
49 84 Jon Huber 2011 0.00 DNP
50 84 Felix Romero 2009 0.00 DNP
51 83 Evan Fahrner 2007 0.00 DNP
52 83 Matt Wilhite 2011 0.00 DNP
53 83 Ryan Houston 2009 0.00 DNP
54 83 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
55 83 Federico Baez 2011 0.00 DNP
56 83 Jeff Bajenaru 2007 0.00 DNP
57 83 Dusty Bergman 2007 0.00 DNP
58 83 Steve Bray 2010 0.00 DNP
59 83 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
60 83 Ian Ostlund 2008 0.00 DNP
61 83 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
62 83 Joe Bisenius 2012 0.00 DNP
63 83 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
64 83 Jorge Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
65 83 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
66 83 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
67 82 Mike Benacka 2012 0.00 DNP
68 82 Derrick Loop 2013 0.00 DNP
69 82 Kris Harvey 2013 0.00 DNP
70 82 Travis Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
71 82 David Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
72 82 Edgar Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
73 82 Jason Bulger 2008 7.31
74 82 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
75 82 Nick McCurdy 2009 0.00 DNP
76 81 Jason Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
77 81 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
78 81 Matt Yourkin 2011 0.00 DNP
79 81 Sean Jarrett 2012 0.00 DNP
80 81 Julio De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
81 81 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
82 81 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
83 81 Adalberto Mendez 2011 0.00 DNP
84 80 Travis Hughes 2007 0.00 DNP
85 80 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
86 80 Agustin Montero 2007 0.00 DNP
87 80 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
88 80 Bill White 2008 18.00
89 80 Allan Simpson 2007 0.00 DNP
90 80 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
91 80 Justin Lehr 2007 0.00 DNP
92 80 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
93 80 Ruben Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
94 80 Mike Meyers 2007 0.00 DNP
95 80 Greg Burke 2012 0.00 DNP
96 80 Carmen Cali 2008 0.00 DNP
97 80 Scott Chiasson 2007 0.00 DNP
98 80 Mumba Rivera 2010 0.00 DNP
99 80 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
100 80 Brian Baker 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Pat Venditteís ambidextrous pitching may be novel, but thatís no reason for the Yankees to treat him like a novelty. Sure, his stuff isnít great, but he has excellent control, a great strikeout rate, piles up the grounders, and always has a platoon advantage. This ainít Charles Victory Faust; a 1.70 ERA in 174.2 innings deserves some respect, regardless of how it was achieved. If the conventional wisdom is correct and Venditte is a mere sideshow act, let him prove it at the upper levels.
2010 Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte has dominated at the lower levels but is still looked on as a novelty. If he falters at all, the naysayers will be confirmed; unfortunately, winter ball gave the doubters another bullet.
2009 Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte became an internet sensation after he and Mets farmhand Ralph Henriquez reenacted Grouchoís mirror routine from Duck Soup, prompting an in-season rule change. Novelty aside, Venditte throws a low-90s fastball and a plus slider.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. TigersR.J. Anderson2014-10-02
The Lineup Card: 10 Items on Our Baseball WishlistsBaseball Prospectus2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: You Gotta Keep 'Em SeparatedRussell A. Carleton2013-03-18
Pitcher Profile: New Arms of the WorldHarry Pavlidis2013-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: How to Stop a Baseball Game in its TracksMatthew Kory2012-04-09
Minor Issues: Tampa Yankees and the FSL, with Julie KremerDavid Laurila2010-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: A Developmental DilemmaEric Seidman2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Howard ExtensionChristina Kahrl2010-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: SHINO-myte!Eric Seidman2010-04-02
One-Hoppers: Switch-Pitcher in PinstripesJay Jaffe2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: November 5Kevin Goldstein2009-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: June 30Kevin Goldstein2009-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-05-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pat Venditte pitched at AAA last year. PLEASE TELL ME that the Yankees will get desperate and have a Pat Venditte night so his big league dreams can come true. If that doesn't happen, it's option B: Start a campaign to pressure the Marlins to trade for him and use him in their bullpen.
(Brady Childs from Louisiana Tech (cafeteria))
Venditte, for those who might not know, is a switch-pitcher. He pitched 13 innings last season for Scranton, the Yankees Triple-A club. It was only 13 innings because, a not-so-quick google search tells me, he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. It looks like he may have been on the roster of Team Italy in the WBC, which is one of the odd things, in theory, about being ambidextrous: you can rehab one arm while still pitching with the other.

Still, my understanding of his stuff is that he's not much from either side of the plate so if he loses the platoon advantage, something he has all the time, then he's not major league material.

I wrote a piece a while back about him. You can read it here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=16406 (Matthew Kory)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any predictions as to players that Houston, Cubs, Twins and other bottom feeders might take a flyer on in the Rule V draft? From what I've seen, it doesn't look like a very appetizing bunch to choose from, but have I missed anything?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Seems like Josh Fields and Marc Krauss could be off the board early. I've read Randy Henry, Chris McGuiness...but temper your expectations, since there aren't impact players that often. It won't happen, but how fun would it be if some team selected Pat Venditte, the Yankees' ambidextrous reliever? So fun. That's how fun it would be. I believe he's eligible for the first time. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love the expanded player comments...please keep them. My question has to do with the website. Last year, Joe Sheehan wrote an entire article about a single play Joe Mauer made in a game against the yankess. It was fantastic, the kind of informed sportswriting I can't find elsewhere. That's the kind of writing I miss the most and I'm waiting for one of the current bp authors to take over this role. Is anyone going to be doing this?
(tcayou from AZ)
The short answer is yes. We just need some games first! On a related note, did you see Jay Jaffe's bit on Pat Venditte yesterday? http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=10418. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)So what do you think about Pat Venditte after this year? Still a novelty or do we have a real prospect here?
(Dave from NJ)
I think he's maybe some kind of situational reliever at best, but still a longshot. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Pat Venditte? Does a switch pitcher worry you from an injury perspective?
(rsambrook from Vancouver)
No, he's actually a real problem since you can't treat him as two pitchers. It's the same legs. The back/core has to go two directions. It's an incredibly complex issue. Id KILL to see what the joint loads are. I've only seen the highlights of him pitching, so don't know enough about him to comment on mechanics, but he's getting real pro hitters out, so it's more than a gimmick. (Will Carroll)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Pat Venditte's stuff gotten any better or are his good numbers just because of the gimmick?
(PFoJ from Philadelphia)
Honestly? I don't know. He CAN spin a curveball, and that can really serve you well at the lower levels. I think the jury is still out, but that's certainly an upgrade from where we were six months ago. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Pat Venditte threw 52 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (82mph), Curve (71mph) and Change (76mph).