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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date7-3-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.82012
2013
-0.02014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based 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
2010 CHN MLB 12 8 57.0 4 2 0 56 25 27 3 .266 97 8.8 3.9 0.5 4.3 48% .277 .263 1.42 4.26 4.11 119 5.71 118.2 -0.3
2011 CHN MLB 19 17 84.3 3 9 0 102 46 75 10 .263 102 10.9 4.9 1.1 8.0 45% .350 .301 1.75 4.54 6.40 110 4.80 112.1 0.3
2012 CHN MLB 17 1 24.3 0 2 0 37 12 16 5 .258 103 13.7 4.4 1.8 5.9 43% .372 .326 2.01 5.97 7.40 124 7.76 131.1 -0.8
2014 KCA MLB 10 0 12.0 1 0 0 16 6 5 0 .261 103 12.0 4.5 0.0 3.8 64% .364 .297 1.83 3.83 5.25 112 4.66 110.0 -0.0
CareerMLB5826177.781302118912318.26310110.74.50.96.247%.330.2931.694.605.721155.49116.5-0.9

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 PEO A 5 5 23.3 2 2 0 25 4 18 1 .270 97 9.7 1.5 0.4 7.0 57% .329 .247 1.24 2.79 2.70 92 3.71 97.6
2008 BOI A- 7 4 26.7 1 1 0 27 7 24 4 .260 111 9.1 2.4 1.3 8.1 65% .291 .248 1.27 4.58 4.04 96 4.31 100.6
2008 DAY A+ 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 .253 103 7.2 3.6 0.0 3.6 50% .226 .253 1.20 3.62 0.00 116 10.63 128.0
2009 TEN AA 27 27 149.0 14 6 0 142 58 84 8 .267 94 8.6 3.5 0.5 5.1 51% .276 .259 1.34 3.94 3.68 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHN MLB 12 8 57.0 4 2 0 56 25 27 3 .266 97 8.8 3.9 0.5 4.3 48% .277 .263 1.42 4.26 4.11 119 5.71 118.2
2010 IOW AAA 20 20 117.3 10 7 0 106 35 59 10 .255 96 8.1 2.7 0.8 4.5 57% .256 .234 1.20 4.63 4.07 94 2.92 88.6
2011 CHN MLB 19 17 84.3 3 9 0 102 46 75 10 .263 102 10.9 4.9 1.1 8.0 45% .350 .301 1.75 4.54 6.40 110 4.80 112.1
2011 IOW AAA 12 12 74.0 5 2 0 69 22 54 11 .263 95 8.4 2.7 1.3 6.6 49% .274 .249 1.23 5.15 3.65 89 2.58 83.5
2012 CHN MLB 17 1 24.3 0 2 0 37 12 16 5 .258 103 13.7 4.4 1.8 5.9 43% .372 .326 2.01 5.97 7.40 124 7.76 131.1
2012 IOW AAA 13 11 58.0 2 4 0 53 25 52 4 .270 94 8.2 3.9 0.6 8.1 48% .299 .249 1.34 4.17 4.34 89 3.00 90.4
2013 IOW AAA 41 4 88.3 5 3 3 77 36 66 7 .267 93 7.8 3.7 0.7 6.7 44% .267 .260 1.28 4.36 3.16 107 4.99 109.3
2014 KCA MLB 10 0 12.0 1 0 0 16 6 5 0 .261 103 12.0 4.5 0.0 3.8 64% .364 .297 1.83 3.83 5.25 112 4.66 110.0
2014 IOW AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 .287 92 36.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 33% .667 .443 6.00 7.70 36.00 96 3.46 94.0
2014 OMA AAA 34 0 67.0 5 1 3 51 26 53 4 .272 98 6.9 3.5 0.5 7.1 57% .254 .211 1.15 4.10 2.15 96 3.56 94.9
2015 OMA AAA 33 6 82.3 5 4 1 102 41 54 6 .271 102 11.1 4.5 0.7 5.9 44% .349 .299 1.74 4.73 4.92 118 6.14 118.0
2016 PCH A+ 2 0 2.7 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 .253 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 57% .286 .269 1.50 2.50 3.38 97 3.45 97.2
2016 DUR AAA 11 0 14.0 1 1 0 13 5 16 1 .247 8.4 3.2 0.6 10.3 38% .316 .256 1.29 3.31 3.86 92 2.08 84.6
2016 TAC AAA 27 0 39.0 2 0 4 27 12 38 2 .262 6.2 2.8 0.5 8.8 43% .240 .220 1.00 3.36 2.08 96 2.81 89.8

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
2010 897 0.4727 0.4114 0.8780 0.6132 0.2304 0.9346 0.7431 0.1220
2011 1503 0.4744 0.3959 0.7798 0.6003 0.2114 0.8458 0.6108 0.2202
2012 459 0.4248 0.3965 0.8297 0.6103 0.2386 0.8739 0.7460 0.1703
2014 231 0.5368 0.4372 0.8911 0.6290 0.2150 0.9359 0.7391 0.1089
Career30900.47120.40360.8240.60770.22120.88250.67890.176

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
2012-08-01 2012-08-01 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SEA $
2015 KCA $
2014 CHN $
2013 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 87 dISE Baseball1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 7/16. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/7/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 4/14/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/15/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Kansas City 5/16/14. DFA by Kansas City 12/15/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 12/22/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 11/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/2/10.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (15-461) (Florida Gulf Coast U.).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201510.56.66.341.92.529.2

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 This Coleman throws harder than the other Coleman who spat seeds in the Royals' bullpen last year and is a beat writer's dream to boot. A "Notes" column made flesh, Casey is the son and grandson of All-Star starters (Joe, in both cases), making these particular Colemen the first three-generation pitching family in major-league history. Other bullet points: Coleman pitched with Chris Sale at Florida Gulf Coast and beat him to the majors, and a mechanical change helped his fastball jump three full ticks since coming to Kansas City last spring. He has a decent slider to abet his mid-90s heater and found success in the Omaha 'pen last year, but walked more men than he whiffed in his Royals cameo. He should get another shot at low-leverage work.
2013 Some guys get a reputation as being "pitchers, not just throwers," and Coleman is one of those guys. The trouble is that he's been unable to translate that into success in the major leagues. Even on a seriously pitching-deficient Cubs team, Coleman was moved to relief work and got utterly torched in the process. It remains to be seen whether he'll be given another shot at achieving the dream of being a back-of-the-rotation starter. The Cubs would be wise to stick with the transition to middle relief.
2012 Coleman knows how to pitch. In fact, he got tabbed “Mini-Maddux” after Ryne Sandberg compared him to Greg Maddux in 2009. But even though one frisky radar gun recorded him topping 94 mph in 2011, Casey's four-seam fastball is more likely to arrive at or below 90, and as he learns even more about how to pitch, he'll avoid tossing that four-seamer anywhere near the strike zone. His two-seamer, curve (against righties) and change (against lefties) are somewhat more effective, but Coleman's upside more closely resembles the career of Mike Maddux than that of Mike's little brother.
2011 Casey, son of Joe son of Joe, is every bit the craftsman you might expect from the son and grandson of All-Star pitchers. He has sharp command of a sinker and changeup, an excellent move to first base, and a perfectionism that belies his youth. That said, he's not a flashy prospect as much as a fine-tuned organizational arm, a guy who knows what he's doing and gets the most out of what he has. There is room for improvement with his breaking stuff, but his ceiling is low, in that he might "just" be an employable back-end rotation starter instead of the third generation of Coleman All-Stars. A better real-world asset than a fantasy pick, he's probably the best near-term placeholder for the rotation if one of the veterans breaks down.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight SuccessMiles Wray2014-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Sept. 8, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy's BlanksR.J. Anderson2014-05-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Trade DeadlineDerek Carty2012-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Trading with the EnemyR.J. Anderson2011-12-22
Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Quade-ing Through the WreckageR.J. Anderson2011-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cubs State of the UnionKevin Goldstein2011-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago CubsESPN Insider2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago CubsKevin Goldstein2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Chicago CubsBen Lindbergh2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cubs in Crisis?John Perrotto2011-07-18
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Cubs Find Another StarterR.J. Anderson2011-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: The Valdez Non-DisasterJay Jaffe2011-05-31
Transaction Analysis Blog: Playing Catch-up with the CubsR.J. Anderson2011-05-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #9Craig Brown2011-05-27
Transaction Analysis Blog: Branyan Finds a New Home, Cubs Grab Another ArmR.J. Anderson2011-05-26
Transaction Analysis Blog: De La Rosa Up, Garza Out, and MoreR.J. Anderson2011-05-24
Prospectus Hit List: Braving the StormJay Jaffe2011-05-18
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #7Craig Brown2011-05-13
Transaction Analysis Blog: Millwood Opts OutR.J. Anderson2011-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: They Might Not Be GiantsJohn Perrotto2011-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Of Phils and FishTommy Bennett2011-04-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Get Your PhilsTommy Bennett2011-04-12
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/10John Perrotto2011-04-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ninth-Inning NewbiesJohn Perrotto2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Trading Up from Dickerson to MorganChristina Kahrl2011-03-29
Purpose Pitches: Day Seven in Cactus CountryChristina Kahrl2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Trading Gorzo the MagnificentChristina Kahrl2011-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: Down The Stretch They ComeJay Jaffe2010-08-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #21Craig Brown2010-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Tiger of a New StripeJohn Perrotto2010-05-12


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Casey Coleman has thrown 3,304 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (81mph).