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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
135.3 4.51 1.35 95 7 9 0 0.0
Birth Date7-19-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.12013
-0.72014
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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 ARI 21 1 1 3.7 3.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6 3 3 0 8 3 3 0 0 7.36 5.48 7.27 -1.0 -0.1
2014 CIN 22 7 5 30.0 23.3 6.7 2 2 0 0 3 0 137 27 16 16 8 54 16 15 6 18 4.80 7.57 7.82 -6.6 -0.7
Career8633.727.06.722003015733191986219186185.087.347.75-7.6-0.8

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 BRI Rk 14 7 40.0 5.97 76 .272 .262 .334 .399 .258 .307 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2010 GRF Rk 8 8 40.3 5.48 85 .290 .275 .332 .404 .271 .368 100 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2010 MSO Rk 7 7 37.3 4.02 121 .272 .268 .329 .384 .271 .398 106 12.6 1.2 12.6 1.2
2011 SBN A 14 14 83.0 3.65 117 .212 .252 .324 .379 .265 .278 95 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2011 VIS A+ 13 13 71.3 3.86 123 .274 .272 .344 .419 .271 .337 99 20.9 2.1 20.9 2.1
2012 VIS A+ 12 12 78.3 4.05 119 .207 .269 .341 .423 .276 .281 100 18.6 1.8 18.6 1.8
2012 MOB AA 15 15 95.0 4.40 104 .258 .249 .322 .359 .253 .319 103 9.1 1.0 9.9 0.9
2013 ARI MLB 1 1 3.7 7.27 28 .349 .248 .300 .388 .251 .353 105 -0.9 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2013 MOB AA 26 26 157.3 4.60 89 .252 .240 .311 .360 .253 .270 97 3.6 0.4 3.4 -0.2
2014 CIN MLB 7 5 30.0 7.82 2 .324 .252 .307 .386 .261 .213 99 -6.4 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7
2014 LOU AAA 18 18 92.7 4.82 105 .268 .257 .322 .383 .247 .353 107 9.3 0.9 10.0 0.8

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 BRI Rk 2 2 0 14 7 40.0 40 18 37 5 50% .307 9.0 4.0 1.1 8.3 1.45 4.72 -0.2 -0.0
2010 GRF Rk 1 1 0 8 8 40.3 52 9 29 2 60% .368 11.6 2.0 0.4 6.5 1.51 4.47 4.2 0.4
2010 MSO Rk 1 4 0 7 7 37.3 47 7 47 2 57% .398 11.3 1.7 0.5 11.3 1.45 3.86 12.6 1.2
2011 VIS A+ 4 6 0 13 13 71.3 73 35 76 5 45% .337 9.2 4.4 0.6 9.6 1.51 4.67 20.9 2.1
2011 SBN A 8 3 0 14 14 83.0 65 13 81 3 53% .278 7.0 1.4 0.3 8.8 0.94 2.39 12.9 1.3
2012 MOB AA 5 5 0 15 15 95.0 104 23 67 8 47% .319 9.9 2.2 0.8 6.3 1.34 3.60 9.9 0.9
2012 VIS A+ 6 3 0 12 12 78.3 62 14 86 6 44% .281 7.1 1.6 0.7 9.9 0.97 2.99 18.6 1.8
2013 ARI MLB 0 0 0 1 1 3.7 6 3 0 0 29% .353 14.7 7.4 0.0 0.0 2.45 7.36 -1.0 -0.1
2013 MOB AA 5 8 0 26 26 157.3 138 50 116 12 43% .270 7.9 2.9 0.7 6.6 1.19 2.75 3.4 -0.2
2014 CIN MLB 2 2 0 7 5 30.0 27 16 18 8 40% .213 8.1 4.8 2.4 5.4 1.43 4.80 -6.6 -0.7
2014 LOU AAA 2 6 0 18 18 92.7 119 33 56 4 41% .353 11.6 3.2 0.4 5.4 1.64 4.66 10.0 0.8

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
2013 80 0.4875 0.3750 0.8667 0.6154 0.1463 0.9167 0.6667 0.1333
2014 512 0.4609 0.4199 0.7907 0.6441 0.2283 0.8947 0.5397 0.2093
Career5920.46450.41380.8010.64020.21720.89770.55690.199

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-18 2014-06-11 Minors 24 0 Left Shoulder Strain -
2014-04-19 2014-05-12 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2014-03-09 2014-03-11 Camp 2 0 Right Lower Leg Soreness Shin - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CIN $
2013 CIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 2 dBarry Meister1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Arizona 8/27/13. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Arizona 12/3/13.
  • Acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/30/10 (Edwin Jackson deal).
  • Drafted 2009 (2-71) (Port Charlotte HS, Fla.). $0.514M 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
90o 3.1 3.2 0 10 10 67.5 58 19 47 8 .271 1.14 3.50 3.81 7.1 0.7
80o 3 3.4 0 10 10 62.4 57 18 44 8 .283 1.21 3.86 4.19 4.6 0.5
70o 3 3.5 0 10 10 58.8 56 18 41 7 .291 1.26 4.11 4.47 2.9 0.3
60o 2.9 3.6 0 10 10 55.8 55 18 39 7 .299 1.31 4.34 4.72 1.3 0.1
50o 2.8 3.7 0 10 10 53.0 54 17 37 7 .306 1.35 4.55 4.94 0.0 0.0
40o 2.7 3.9 0 10 10 50.3 53 17 35 7 .313 1.39 4.76 5.18 -1.4 -0.1
30o 2.7 4 0 10 10 47.4 52 17 33 7 .320 1.44 4.99 5.43 -2.8 -0.3
20o 2.6 4.2 0 10 10 44.1 50 16 31 7 .329 1.50 5.27 5.72 -4.3 -0.4
10o 2.4 4.4 0 10 10 39.7 47 15 28 6 .341 1.58 5.65 6.14 -6.5 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.83.70101052.85417377.3041.344.534.920.20.0

Diagnostics

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

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
201523101003232202191661592644.2971.274.074.438.52.97.11.20.9
20162491003030190188511482544.3061.264.154.518.92.47.01.20.7
201725101003131199190501522544.2981.203.864.208.62.36.91.11.4
2018269902828174167471402344.3021.233.974.328.62.47.21.21.1
2019279902929179171461432344.3021.213.874.218.62.37.21.21.3
2020289902828168159431362144.3001.203.804.138.52.37.31.11.4
2021299902828170160411392144.3001.183.714.038.52.27.41.11.6
2022309802727165156391342144.3001.183.714.038.52.17.31.11.6
2023319802626154145381271944.3001.193.714.038.52.27.41.11.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball4.34.32.62.2215.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Ian Krol 2013 3.95
2 92 Trey McNutt 2012 0.00 DNP
3 92 Brett Oberholtzer 2012 0.00 DNP
4 92 Allen Webster 2012 0.00 DNP
5 92 Daniel Corcino 2013 0.00 DNP
6 92 Erasmo Ramirez 2012 3.97
7 91 C.J. Riefenhauser 2012 0.00 DNP
8 91 Greg Reynolds 2008 8.42
9 91 Aaron Poreda 2009 2.70
10 91 Patrick Corbin 2012 4.71
11 90 Zach McAllister 2010 0.00 DNP
12 90 Casey Kelly 2012 7.14
13 90 Nick Tropeano 2013 0.00 DNP
14 90 Michael Jensen 2013 0.00 DNP
15 90 Tim Alderson 2011 0.00 DNP
16 90 Jon Niese 2009 4.21
17 89 Steve Garrison 2009 0.00 DNP
18 89 Giovanni Soto 2013 0.00 DNP
19 89 Brian Flynn 2012 0.00 DNP
20 89 Scott Diamond 2009 0.00 DNP
21 89 Anthony Ranaudo 2012 0.00 DNP
22 89 Anthony Swarzak 2008 0.00 DNP
23 89 Kyle Simon 2013 0.00 DNP
24 88 Sean O'Sullivan 2010 5.70
25 88 Rubby De La Rosa 2011 3.86
26 88 Will Smith 2012 5.42
27 88 Brett Marshall 2012 0.00 DNP
28 88 Andres Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
29 88 Wade Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
30 88 Jordan Walden 2010 2.35
31 88 Nicholas Struck 2012 0.00 DNP
32 88 Liam Hendriks 2011 6.17
33 88 Rafael Montero 2013 0.00 DNP
34 88 Carlos Carrasco 2009 9.27
35 87 Manny Banuelos 2013 0.00 DNP
36 87 Omar Poveda 2010 0.00 DNP
37 87 Cole Nelson 2012 0.00 DNP
38 87 Joe Wieland 2012 5.20
39 87 Luis Marte 2009 0.00 DNP
40 87 Zeke Spruill 2012 0.00 DNP
41 87 Jarred Cosart 2012 0.00 DNP
42 87 Brandon Maurer 2013 6.60
43 87 Henderson Alvarez 2012 5.28
44 87 Nick Barnese 2011 0.00 DNP
45 87 Michael Bowden 2009 9.56
46 86 Arodys Vizcaino 2013 0.00 DNP
47 86 Martin Perez 2013 3.98
48 86 Chuck Lofgren 2008 0.00 DNP
49 86 Jose Ortegano 2010 0.00 DNP
50 86 Angel Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
51 86 Clayton Cook 2013 0.00 DNP
52 86 Boone Whiting 2012 0.00 DNP
53 86 Dan Cortes 2009 0.00 DNP
54 86 Zach Cates 2012 0.00 DNP
55 86 Tommy Hunter 2009 4.42
56 85 Matt Harrison 2008 6.13
57 85 Noel Arguelles 2012 0.00 DNP
58 85 Kelvin Herrera 2012 2.56
59 85 Nick Adenhart 2009 0.00
60 85 Derek Holland 2009 6.38
61 85 Blake Hassebrock 2012 0.00 DNP
62 85 Tyler Robertson 2010 0.00 DNP
63 85 Robbie Ross 2011 0.00 DNP
64 84 Alex Burgos 2013 0.00 DNP
65 84 Josh Lindblom 2009 0.00 DNP
66 84 Clayton Tanner 2010 0.00 DNP
67 84 Jake McGee 2009 0.00 DNP
68 84 Brett Cecil 2009 5.69
69 84 Alex Cobb 2010 0.00 DNP
70 84 Troy Patton 2008 0.00 DNP
71 84 Scott Barnes 2010 0.00 DNP
72 84 Evan Anundsen 2010 0.00 DNP
73 84 Matt Magill 2012 0.00 DNP
74 84 Oswaldo Sosa 2008 0.00 DNP
75 84 James Simmons 2009 0.00 DNP
76 84 Michael O'Brien 2012 0.00 DNP
77 83 Zach Britton 2010 0.00 DNP
78 83 Jeurys Familia 2012 5.84
79 83 Jose Macias 2012 0.00 DNP
80 83 Jaime Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
81 83 Anthony Fernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
82 83 Danny Duffy 2011 5.64
83 83 Zach Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
84 83 Ryan Weber 2013 0.00 DNP
85 83 Jhoulys Chacin 2010 4.19
86 83 Zachary Nuding 2012 0.00 DNP
87 83 Collin Balester 2008 5.96
88 83 Miguel Pena 2013 0.00 DNP
89 83 Casey Coleman 2010 4.26
90 83 Michael Pineda 2011 4.00
91 83 Trevor Rosenthal 2012 2.78
92 83 Jorge Bucardo 2012 0.00 DNP
93 83 Colton Cain 2013 0.00 DNP
94 83 Dallas Trahern 2008 0.00 DNP
95 83 Hector Rondon 2010 0.00 DNP
96 82 Bryan Shaw 2010 0.00 DNP
97 82 Jon Kibler 2009 0.00 DNP
98 82 Blake Beavan 2011 4.27
99 82 Kyle Drabek 2010 4.76
100 82 Zack Wheeler 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .500 .600 .500 .382
11 vs R (Multi) .333 .400 .500 .333
18 Split (Multi) .167 .200 .000 .049
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .500 .600 .500 .382
31 vs R (2013) .333 .400 .500 .333
38 Split (2013) .167 .200 .000 .049
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Holmberg keeps hitters off-balance with a plus changeup, offsetting a fastball that has matured since he was chosen by the White Sox in the second round of the 2009 draft. Holmberg, who came to the Diamondbacks in the Edwin Jackson trade, has added a couple ticks to his fastball over the last couple of years to reach the low 90s. His advanced command is reflected in his walk rates as well as his ability to discourage hard contact, as a well-placed change can devastate the fastball-feasting batters of the lower minors. Holmberg has scuffled when transitioning to new levels, but organizational pitching depth will allow the Diamondbacks to be patient with him as he makes the necessary adjustments.
2012 If Holmberg never throws a pitch at the major-league level, the Snakes still will have come out ahead in the Edwin Jackson trade, courtesy of Daniel Hudson’s contributions. However, Holmberg seems determined to tip the trade further in their favor. The 19-year-old southpaw mastered the Midwest League, finishing with a flourish at that level by making five consecutive scoreless starts with 31 strikeouts and one walk in 34 frames. After a promotion to High-A at midseason, his walk rate suffered but his strikeout rate ticked up. Holmberg's 6’4” frame finally yielded the velocity that was expected of it, turning an 88-90-mph fastball into one that ranged from 90-94, and he already possessed solid secondary stuff and control. The scary thing is that all of that might make him only the organization’s fourth- or fifth-best lefty pitching prospect.
2011 Holmberg, who came over in the deal that sent Edwin Jackson to the White Sox, is known more for polish and acumen than raw ability, entirely appropriate for a fellow whose name is a near-homonym for a formal hat with a rigidly fixed brim. The consensus seems to be that his velocity will increase as he matures and adds weight, but that's based on a kind of future-subjunctive dreaming that he will throw harder merely because his body type suggests that he should. If those dreams have the power of prophecy, Holmberg could blossom into a mid-rotation stalwart, but there is no guarantee that it will happen.
2010 A 2009 draft pick out of a Florida high school, left-hander David Holmberg is known more for his polish than stuff, but his kind of polish is rarely found in a teenager. His nickname should be "The Hat."

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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David Holmberg has thrown 600 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Change (82mph) and Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (75mph) and Cutter (84mph).