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Chang-Yong Lim PCubs

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.3 4.31 1.39 32 2 1 1 0.1
Birth Date6-4-1976
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age38 years, 4 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.12013
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
2013 CHN 37 6 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 6 3 3 0 8 7 6 1 5 5.40 5.82 5.93 -0.7 -0.1
Career605.00.05.0000000276330876155.405.825.93-0.7-0.1

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 YKL npb 54 0 51.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 YKL npb 57 0 57.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .237 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 YKL npb 53 0 55.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .207 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 6 0 5.0 5.93 63 .317 .259 .315 .395 .253 .429 107 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2013 DAY A+ 4 0 5.0 3.51 121 .151 .263 .324 .363 .256 .200 104 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 TEN AA 1 0 1.0 0.32 193 .177 .220 .297 .278 .226 .500 106 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 IOW AAA 11 0 11.3 3.50 126 .157 .261 .330 .401 .264 .200 95 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 CUB Rk 5 5 5.0 3.40 131 .242 .272 .344 .386 .281 .333 98 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

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 YKL npb 1 5 33 54 0 51.0 55 9 50 6 0% .333 9.7 1.6 1.1 8.8 1.25 3.00 0.0 0.0
2009 YKL npb 5 4 28 57 0 57.0 40 19 52 4 0% .237 6.3 3.0 0.6 8.2 1.04 2.05 0.0 0.0
2010 YKL npb 1 2 35 53 0 55.7 32 16 53 3 0% .207 5.2 2.6 0.5 8.6 0.86 1.45 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 5.0 6 7 5 0 57% .429 10.8 12.6 0.0 9.0 2.60 5.40 -0.7 -0.1
2013 IOW AAA 0 0 0 11 0 11.3 5 4 12 0 64% .200 4.0 3.2 0.0 9.5 0.79 0.79 2.0 0.2
2013 CUB Rk 0 0 0 5 5 5.0 5 0 4 0 53% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 7.2 1.00 3.60 2.2 0.2
2013 DAY A+ 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 2 3 6 0 30% .200 3.6 5.4 0.0 10.8 1.00 1.80 0.7 0.1
2013 TEN AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 2 0 100% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.6 0.1

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 119 0.4706 0.4118 0.7755 0.6607 0.1905 0.7568 0.8333 0.2245
Career1190.47060.41180.77550.66070.19050.75680.83330.2245

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-15 2012-07-15 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 26 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Released by Chicago Cubs 3/24/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/4/13. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/13.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Korea 12/15/12 (minor-league contract).

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 3.3 1.5 1 60 0 59.4 42 21 53 5 .255 1.05 2.91 3.16 10.9 1.1
80o 2.7 1.2 0.8 52 0 51.1 40 20 46 4 .274 1.16 3.37 3.66 6.3 0.6
70o 2.4 1 0.7 46 0 45.4 38 19 40 4 .289 1.25 3.71 4.03 3.6 0.4
60o 2.1 0.8 0.6 41 0 40.7 36 18 36 4 .301 1.32 4.00 4.35 1.7 0.2
50o 1.8 0.7 0.5 37 0 36.4 34 17 32 4 .313 1.39 4.29 4.66 0.1 0.0
40o 1.6 0.6 0.4 33 0 32.2 31 16 29 4 .324 1.46 4.58 4.98 -1.1 -0.1
30o 1.4 0.5 0.4 28 0 27.8 29 14 25 3 .337 1.55 4.90 5.33 -2.1 -0.2
20o 1.1 0.4 0.3 23 0 22.9 25 13 20 3 .351 1.65 5.28 5.74 -2.8 -0.3
10o 0.8 0.2 0.2 17 0 16.5 20 10 15 2 .372 1.79 5.83 6.34 -3.2 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.80.70.536035.13216314.3091.374.234.60.40.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 25% 11% 8% 53%

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
20153921149048462240647.3131.424.544.948.64.17.51.10.0
20164021140039391932547.3171.474.775.198.94.37.31.1-0.1
20174121037037361730447.3121.434.584.988.84.17.31.0-0.0
20184221035034341626447.3121.474.715.129.04.26.91.1-0.1
20194311031030301423447.3151.454.815.238.94.26.81.2-0.1
20204411031031311524447.3221.504.875.299.14.47.01.2-0.1
20214521032031321524447.3151.504.875.309.24.36.91.1-0.1
20224621032031321523447.3151.504.885.319.24.36.61.1-0.1
20234721031031321423447.3151.484.915.349.34.16.71.2-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
9.25.92.5out of baseballout of baseball1.217.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 67)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 82 Brian Sweeney 2012 0.00 DNP
2 72 Tanyon Sturtze 2009 0.00 DNP
3 72 Hector Carrasco 2008 0.00 DNP
4 72 Brian Boehringer 2007 0.00 DNP
5 71 Brian Shouse 2007 3.59
6 70 Stu Miller 1966 2.35
7 70 Steve Farr 1995 0.00 DNP
8 70 Bobby Shantz 1964 3.26
9 70 Nelson Figueroa 2012 0.00 DNP
10 69 Bob Wickman 2007 4.29
11 69 John Franco 1999 3.10
12 69 Mike Stanton 2005 5.06
13 69 Steve Reed 2003 3.41
14 69 Paul Assenmacher 1999 8.73
15 69 Mike Remlinger 2004 3.93
16 69 Roberto Hernandez 2003 5.55
17 69 Barney Schultz 1965 4.68
18 69 John Halama 2010 0.00 DNP
19 68 Billy Taylor 2000 8.56
20 68 Tony Fossas 1996 3.83
21 68 Bob Locker 1976 0.00 DNP
22 68 Rich Gossage 1990 0.00 DNP
23 68 Mike Jackson 2003 0.00 DNP
24 68 Doug Brocail 2005 6.01
25 68 Ron Reed 1981 3.82
26 68 Jim Brewer 1976 3.15
27 68 Chris Hammond 2004 3.52
28 68 Bill Campbell 1987 10.80
29 68 Al Worthington 1967 3.52
30 68 Marv Grissom 1956 2.00
31 68 Jay Howell 1994 6.07
32 68 Mike Marshall 1981 2.90
33 68 Mike Myers 2007 5.63
34 68 Steve Hamilton 1973 0.00 DNP
35 67 Tom Martin 2008 0.00 DNP
36 67 Hoyt Wilhelm 1961 2.87
37 67 Larry Andersen 1991 2.49
38 67 Buddy Groom 2004 5.13
39 67 Ron Villone 2008 4.86
40 67 Tom Henke 1996 0.00 DNP
41 67 Mike Timlin 2004 4.13
42 67 Brendan Donnelly 2010 6.16
43 67 Scott Eyre 2010 0.00 DNP
44 67 Greg Harris 1994 9.06
45 67 Mark Guthrie 2004 0.00 DNP
46 66 Ron Mahay 2009 5.01
47 66 Matt Herges 2008 5.60
48 66 Al Reyes 2009 0.00 DNP
49 66 Pete Walker 2007 0.00 DNP
50 66 Rick White 2007 8.05
51 66 Rheal Cormier 2005 6.27
52 66 Tug McGraw 1983 3.88
53 66 Jose Mesa 2004 3.38
54 66 Gene Garber 1986 2.65
55 66 Mike Maddux 2000 6.59
56 66 Jeff Nelson 2005 4.17
57 66 Troy Percival 2008 5.12
58 66 Allie Reynolds 1955 0.00 DNP
59 66 Bill Henry 1966 2.91
60 66 Rollie Fingers 1985 5.37
61 65 Ellis Kinder 1953 2.61
62 65 Ted Power 1993 5.56
63 65 Lindy McDaniel 1974 4.30
64 65 Russ Springer 2007 2.45
65 65 Juan Berenguer 1993 0.00 DNP
66 65 Dennis Cook 2001 4.73
67 65 Aurelio Lopez 1987 5.21
68 65 Dizzy Trout 1953 0.00 DNP
69 65 Steve Howe 1996 6.35
70 65 Darold Knowles 1980 10.80
71 65 Rick Honeycutt 1992 4.38
72 65 Don McMahon 1968 1.98
73 65 Tim Byrdak 2012 4.40
74 65 Dave Giusti 1978 0.00 DNP
75 65 Marty Pattin 1981 0.00 DNP
76 65 Joe Borowski 2009 0.00 DNP
77 64 Dennis Lamp 1991 5.38
78 64 Alan Embree 2008 5.40
79 64 Darren Oliver 2009 2.71
80 64 Diego Segui 1976 0.00 DNP
81 64 Eddie Guardado 2009 4.93
82 64 Rudy Seanez 2007 3.91
83 64 Tom Burgmeier 1982 2.81
84 64 Charlie Hough 1986 4.49
85 63 Terry Leach 1992 2.08
86 63 Doug Jones 1995 5.79
87 63 Tim Wakefield 2005 4.51
88 63 Grant Jackson 1981 3.98
89 63 Sal Maglie 1955 4.93
90 63 Nolan Ryan 1985 4.19
91 63 Clay Carroll 1979 0.00 DNP
92 63 Sam Jones 1964 2.61
93 63 Dan Plesac 2000 4.72
94 63 Guillermo Mota 2012 5.66
95 63 Trever Miller 2011 3.38
96 63 Phil Niekro 1977 4.52
97 62 Virgil Trucks 1955 4.01
98 62 Chuck Finley 2001 6.02
99 62 Hisanori Takahashi 2013 6.00
100 62 Tom Candiotti 1996 5.38

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .500 .667 .667 .397
11 vs R (Multi) .231 .444 .308 .275
18 Split (Multi) .269 .222 .359 .122
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .500 .667 .667 .397
31 vs R (2013) .231 .444 .308 .275
38 Split (2013) .269 .222 .359 .122
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Lim is a signing for the future, if a rather odd one. At 36, he's old for a relief pitcher, period, much less one who's never played in the United States. But Lim is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and thus isn't even expected to pitch in the majors until 2014. The Cubs are hedging their bets, though, giving Lim a minor-league deal with no guaranteed roster spot but heavily laden with incentives. Lim hails from Korea, but has been pitching in Japan since 2008. This wasn't his first chance to pitch in the U.S.: The Samsung Lions posted him back in 2002, but the Korean team decided the winning bid of $650,000 was too low to let Lim go.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chang-Yong Lim has thrown 192 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph), Slider (79mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph).