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Portrait of Fu-Te Ni

Fu-Te Ni PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 54 0 1 0 43 4.33 1
Birth Date11-14-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2009 DET 26 36 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 121 20 9 9 3 36 11 9 1 21 2.61 4.21 3.56 5.4 0.5
2010 DET 27 22 0 23.0 0.0 23.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 116 27 19 17 2 42 19 15 2 22 6.65 5.00 3.75 4.3 0.5
Career58054.00.054.001020023747282657830243434.334.553.659.71.0

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
2009 DET MLB 36 0 31.0 3.56 129 .214 .266 .339 .430 .265 .200 105 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2009 TOL AAA 24 0 34.7 4.74 103 .228 .264 .333 .404 .251 .287 113 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2010 DET MLB 22 0 23.0 3.75 122 .308 .263 .326 .401 .256 .352 107 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2010 TOL AAA 12 0 12.0 5.04 88 .344 .275 .342 .434 .264 .455 100 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 TOL AAA 34 12 111.0 3.99 107 .261 .262 .328 .396 .251 .288 90 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2011 CAR Wnt 6 6 27.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOL AAA 7 5 23.7 7.57 33 .320 .249 .321 .378 .247 .289 97 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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
2009 TOL AAA 3 0 0 24 0 34.7 31 9 32 4 39% .287 8.0 2.3 1.0 8.3 1.15 2.59 2.9 0.3
2009 DET MLB 0 0 0 36 0 31.0 20 11 21 3 33% .200 5.8 3.2 0.9 6.1 1.00 2.61 5.4 0.5
2010 TOL AAA 0 0 0 12 0 12.0 18 8 16 3 42% .455 13.5 6.0 2.2 12.0 2.17 7.50 0.4 0.0
2010 DET MLB 0 1 0 22 0 23.0 27 19 22 2 34% .352 10.6 7.4 0.8 8.6 2.00 6.65 4.3 0.5
2011 CAR Wnt 0 3 0 6 6 27.0 22 8 17 3 0% .229 7.3 2.7 1.0 5.7 1.11 4.00 0.0 0.0
2011 TOL AAA 6 3 0 34 12 111.0 106 34 93 10 30% .288 8.6 2.8 0.8 7.5 1.26 3.24 10.0 1.0
2012 TOL AAA 2 2 0 7 5 23.7 27 14 14 5 38% .289 10.3 5.3 1.9 5.3 1.73 4.56 -3.0 -0.3

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
2009 501 0.5449 0.4431 0.7928 0.6117 0.2412 0.8623 0.5818 0.2072
2010 427 0.4965 0.4038 0.7616 0.5660 0.2419 0.8083 0.6538 0.2326
Career9280.52260.4250.77840.59070.24150.83750.61490.2189

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-19 2012-08-07 Minors 80 75 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-02 -
2012-04-18 2012-04-28 Minors 10 9 Left Shoulder Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-31 2010-09-01 Minors 32 0 Left Elbow Impingement -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 DET $407,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$407,500
1 yrTotal$407,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 15 d2011

Details
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2010). Re-signed by Detroit 3/2/10. Sent outright to AAA by Detroit 11/19/10.
  • 1 year (2009). $0.4M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Detroit 6/28/09.
  • Signed 1/13/09 as amateur free agent from Taiwan. $0.15M signing bonus.

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.802out of baseball0.2out of baseball5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
2 88 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
3 86 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
4 86 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
5 86 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
6 85 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
7 84 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
8 84 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
9 84 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
10 84 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
11 84 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
12 83 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
13 83 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
14 83 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
15 83 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
16 83 Tommy Hottovy 2013 0.00 DNP
17 83 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
18 83 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
19 82 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
20 82 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
21 82 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
22 82 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
23 82 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
24 81 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
25 81 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
26 81 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
27 81 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
28 81 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
29 81 Tim Hamulack 2008 0.00 DNP
30 80 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
31 80 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
32 80 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
33 80 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
34 80 Michael O'Connor 2012 0.00 DNP
35 80 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
36 79 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
37 79 Mike Gallo 2008 0.00 DNP
38 79 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
39 79 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
40 79 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
41 79 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
42 79 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
43 79 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
44 79 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
45 79 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
46 79 Ian Ostlund 2010 0.00 DNP
47 79 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
48 78 Gary Majewski 2011 0.00 DNP
49 78 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
50 78 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
51 78 Nate Field 2007 27.00
52 78 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
53 78 Casey Daigle 2012 0.00 DNP
54 78 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
55 78 Jerome Williams 2013 4.94
56 78 Juan Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
57 78 Rob Bell 2008 0.00 DNP
58 78 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
59 77 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
60 77 Ryan Jensen 2007 0.00 DNP
61 77 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
62 77 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
63 77 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
64 77 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
65 77 Brandon Knight 2007 0.00 DNP
66 77 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
67 77 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
68 77 Ryan Houston 2011 0.00 DNP
69 77 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
70 77 Amauri Sanit 2011 12.86
71 77 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
72 77 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Ed Yarnall 2007 0.00 DNP
74 77 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
75 76 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
76 76 Jason Pearson 2007 0.00 DNP
77 76 Dan Giese 2008 4.36
78 76 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
79 76 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
80 76 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
81 76 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
82 76 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
83 76 Matt Yourkin 2013 0.00 DNP
84 76 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
85 76 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
86 75 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
87 75 Randy Williams 2007 0.00 DNP
88 75 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
89 75 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
90 75 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
91 75 Runelvys Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
92 75 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
93 75 Brian Stokes 2011 0.00 DNP
94 75 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
95 75 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
96 75 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
97 75 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
98 75 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
99 74 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
100 74 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 What do you get when you cross a soft-tossing southpaw with a sudden inability to retire lefty hitters? A bus ticket to Toledo, thatís what. Ni started the year with a chance to work his way up the bullpen pecking order, but had trouble consistently throwing his off-speed pitches over the plate and saw his walk rate double, earning a mid-season demotion. Passed on the depth charts by Daniel Schlereth, Niís future is looking more and more situational. Though he was still able to manage 12 strikeouts per nine against lefties even in a down year, the Tigers won't be able to say "Ni" unless they place him back on the 40-man rosteróhe was outrighted in November.
2010 Ni was one of the leading pitchers in Taiwan, leading the league in strikeouts in 2008. He became a free agent when his team folded, a not uncommon happening in the American minors during the Great Depression and earlier. The Tigers signed him and let him play in the World Baseball Classic (or else he may have started the season in Detroit). He's a well-polished lefty with good control, a fairly weak fastball that tops out at 89 mph, a changeup, and a hard curve, all thrown sidearm. Lefties stand about much chance against him as a November turkey does of making it to December, hitting .113 in 62 at-bats.

BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Postseason Managerial DecisionsBaseball Prospectus2014-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Scurrilous Lie About the WBCBen Lindbergh2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, AL EditionBen Lindbergh2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Double Your PleasureChristina Kahrl2010-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersMike Petriello2010-05-06
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Return to SenderChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Any Frandsen of Yours Is...Christina Kahrl2010-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Mayhem EditionChristina Kahrl2010-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Who Can Say No to Twins?Joe Sheehan2009-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Post-Season PensChristina Kahrl2009-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Selection BiasJoe Sheehan2009-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Twins versus TigersJoe Sheehan2009-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-04


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Fu-Te Ni threw 901 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2010, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Curve (77mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Change (80mph).