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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date3-10-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2011
2012
-0.22013
-0.12014
-0.92015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 CHA MLB 8 1 15.3 16 16 13 2 .274 99 9.4 9.4 1.2 7.6 57% .311 .319 2.09 6.40 7.04 121 6.99 -0.4
2014 CHA MLB 1 1 2.7 9 1 0 1 .278 113 30.4 3.4 3.4 0.0 38% .533 .525 3.75 0.00 20.25 111 23.91 -0.6
CareerMLB9218.02517133.27510112.58.51.56.552%.367.3562.336.819.0011910.05-1.1

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2008 KAN A 1 1 4.7 3 2 5 0 .271 116 5.7 3.8 0.0 9.6 64% .273 .226 1.06 3.35 0.00
2008 BRI Rk 2 0 5.3 5 1 6 0 .249 94 8.5 1.7 0.0 10.2 85% .385 .193 1.13 2.66 0.00
2009 KAN A 27 27 157.7 165 58 117 4 .266 96 9.4 3.3 0.2 6.7 56% .333 .273 1.41 3.60 3.08
2010 WNS A+ 17 17 84.7 98 44 39 6 .247 110 10.4 4.7 0.6 4.1 55% .314 .280 1.68 5.35 5.10
2010 BIR AA 11 11 63.7 47 20 51 1 .271 94 6.6 2.8 0.1 7.2 56% .261 .202 1.05 3.07 2.68
2010 PES Wnt 11 0 10.7 23 9 12 1 .000 19.3 7.6 0.8 10.1 0% .524 .000 2.99 6.14 11.78
2011 BIR AA 27 27 152.0 150 83 113 4 .257 98 8.9 4.9 0.2 6.7 62% .315 .262 1.53 4.06 4.03
2012 CHR AAA 26 26 135.0 129 52 103 8 .248 98 8.6 3.5 0.5 6.9 53% .301 .248 1.34 3.67 2.47
2013 CHA MLB 8 1 15.3 16 16 13 2 .274 99 9.4 9.4 1.2 7.6 57% .311 .319 2.09 6.40 7.04
2013 CHR AAA 16 16 88.3 90 41 78 11 .251 100 9.2 4.2 1.1 7.9 56% .304 .275 1.48 4.59 3.87
2014 CHA MLB 1 1 2.7 9 1 0 1 .278 113 30.4 3.4 3.4 0.0 38% .533 .525 3.75 0.00 20.25
2014 CHR AAA 14 12 68.0 69 32 66 7 .251 112 9.1 4.2 0.9 8.7 70% .330 .255 1.49 0.00 4.10
2014 WSX Rk 2 2 3.7 5 2 4 0 .266 101 12.3 4.9 0.0 9.8 67% .556 .293 1.91 0.00 4.91
2015 IND AAA 10 3 21.7 20 14 16 0 .240 100 8.3 5.8 0.0 6.6 57% .286 .242 1.57 3.63 3.74

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 335 0.4328 0.3791 0.7795 0.6069 0.2053 0.8864 0.5385 0.2205
2014 73 0.5068 0.4658 0.9412 0.5946 0.3333 1.0000 0.8333 0.0588
Career4080.4460.39460.80840.60470.22820.90670.59120.1916

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
2014-06-11 2014-08-05 Minors 55 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-05 2013-04-14 Minors 9 0 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery - -
2012-10-01 2012-10-01 Minors 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Covering First Base - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PIT $
2014 CHA $
2013 CHA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 32 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/12/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14. DFA by Chicago White Sox 8/16/14. Released by Chicago White Sox 8/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13. DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/14/13. Released 4/17/13. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/23/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/18/11. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2008 (11-330) (Xavier).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .375 .474 .531 .383
11 vs R (Multi) .379 .479 .707 .382
18 Split (Multi) -.004 -.006 -.176 .001
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .672
31 vs R (2014) .538 .533 1.077 .505
38 Split (2014) .462 .467 -.077 .166
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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BP Articles

Charlie Leesman is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Historic TuesdayDaniel Rathman2014-04-23
Daily League Strategy: Riding TigersPaul Sporer2014-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ending BradleyR.J. Anderson2013-04-22
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 13Kevin Goldstein2011-06-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Charlie Leesman threw 659 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph), Curve (77mph), Change (77mph) and Sinker (88mph).