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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date4-10-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2012
-0.02013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2013 KCA MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .271 92 6.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 50% .250 .149 1.00 2.74 0.00 111 4.94 115.7 -0.0
CareerMLB203.00002120.271926.03.00.06.050%.250.1491.002.740.001114.94115.7-0.0

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-
2009 IDA Rk 4 4 8.7 0 0 0 12 8 15 1 .280 109 12.4 8.3 1.0 15.5 32% .524 .313 2.30 4.74 4.14 0 0.00 0.0
2010 WIL A+ 15 15 84.3 6 3 0 79 33 93 3 .249 106 8.4 3.5 0.3 9.9 47% .328 .243 1.33 2.91 2.99 79 2.04 85.1
2010 NWA AA 4 4 17.7 2 1 0 11 10 20 2 .253 114 5.6 5.1 1.0 10.2 37% .220 .219 1.19 4.08 3.05 98 4.39 102.4
2011 NWA AA 27 27 141.3 8 10 0 124 78 126 14 .259 111 7.9 5.0 0.9 8.0 43% .283 .250 1.43 4.67 5.60 113 7.25 122.0
2012 NWA AA 17 16 85.7 5 8 0 79 44 71 13 .264 99 8.3 4.6 1.4 7.5 40% .269 .287 1.44 5.28 5.25 115 6.92 119.4
2012 OMA AAA 9 9 50.3 3 4 0 73 24 33 10 .272 100 13.1 4.3 1.8 5.9 45% .366 .327 1.93 6.43 6.97 117 5.99 114.8
2013 KCA MLB 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .271 92 6.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 50% .250 .149 1.00 2.74 0.00 111 4.94 115.7
2013 OMA AAA 29 28 159.7 10 11 0 140 72 112 15 .268 94 7.9 4.1 0.8 6.3 39% .262 .254 1.33 4.80 3.55 123 7.31 126.1
2014 OMA AAA 28 5 66.0 4 4 2 64 39 65 8 .269 99 8.7 5.3 1.1 8.9 39% .308 .278 1.56 5.21 5.59 117 6.32 113.7
2015 OMA AAA 33 10 92.0 3 3 0 99 55 63 4 .270 101 9.7 5.4 0.4 6.2 48% .324 .284 1.67 4.65 4.01 120 8.37 131.0

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 46 0.3696 0.4348 0.8500 0.6471 0.3103 1.0000 0.6667 0.1500
Career460.36960.43480.850.64710.310310.66670.15

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-04-26 2014-06-01 Minors 36 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2014-04-10 2014-04-20 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-25 2010-09-19 Minors 56 0 Low Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 12 dJack Toffey1 year/$0.5005M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5005M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/13. DFA by Kansas City 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/15/13.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2009 (4-122) (Clemson). $1.45M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball5.6out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.35.6

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Observers once expected lefty Chris Dwyer to work big-league innings for the next great Royals team, but few expected them to be three innings during a September call-up that Dwyer "earned" after posting a 5.59 ERA out of the Omaha bullpen. If there's such a thing as a post-post-post-hype sleeper, Dwyer isn't even that.
2014 Dwyer was part of the Royals' bumper crop of pitching prospects that elevated the Kansas City farm system to “Best in Baseball” a couple seasons ago. As he lacks a plus pitch and carries below-average command, success has eluded him in the upper minors. The good news: His walk rate has declined since his promotion to Double-A in 2010. The bad news: It’s yet to drop below four per nine innings. While he’s started throughout his minor-league career, if he’s ever going to make it in The Show it will likely be out of the bullpen as a long-relief option. He earned a late season call-up in 2013 and could contribute as a bullpen piece in some manner in 2014.
2013 Dwyer was officially booted from the prospect train in 2012. He was "promoted" to Triple-A midseason when the Royals demoted foundering prospect Mike Montgomery, because there's a rule you can't have two derailed prospects pitching for the same team. Dwyer certainly didn't deserve the move to Omaha and predictably struggled when facing more accomplished hitters. He has a plus curve, but has trouble throwing it for strikes. That leads to an over-reliance on his fastball, which International League hitters feasted on. The clock is ticking.
2012 Chris Dwyer was a four-star prospect entering the 2011 season, but he struggled to find his command all year in Double-A, finishing with a 5.0 BB/9. He has a tendency to overthrow at times and has trouble spotting his fastball which leads to the inflated walk totals.
2011 Yet another success story from the Royals' amateur draft spending spree, Dwyer was awarded $1.45 million as a fourth-round pick in 2009 based solely on being a southpaw with impressive velocity. He spent his full-season debut evolving from a thrower into a pitcher by adding an impressive power curveball to his arsenal. In a system loaded with elite portsiders, Dwyer's arm strength ranks with any of them, but he falls well behind them in terms of polish, as the big radar gun readings don't come without considerable effort and occasional control issues. Dwyer needs more time in the oven than the other morsels the Double-A Northwest Arkansas rotation last year, but the end result should be just as tasty.

BP Articles

Chris Dwyer is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Transaction Analysis: How the AL Division Champs Got HereBP Staff2015-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: A Decade of Planning an Overnight SuccessMiles Wray2014-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-19
The Lineup Card: 9 Breakout CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-13
The Lineup Card: 10 Picks for the 2015 World ChampsBaseball Prospectus2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top Nine High-Ceiling Prospect RotationsKevin Goldstein2012-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Can The Royals Take The Next Step?Kevin Goldstein2012-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospect ResolutionsKevin Goldstein2011-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-21
Future Shock: BP's 2011 Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've been hearing renewed buzz about Chris Dwyer as well as Miguel Almonte. Is there legit help for the Royals pitching staff in the system past Kyle Zimmer? BTW, just read Eyewitness Accounts = GREAT STUFF. THANKS!
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I might like Almonte more than any other arm in the Royals system, and I've been beating that drum since last fall when he stole my soul during instructs. Its a very easy, simple delivery; the arm works very well; the fastball pops in the 92-95 range with comfort; can touch higher; the CH is a major league quality pitch; could end up a 7 on the 2/8; great arm speed on the pitch; good deception and late action; curveball is okay; can show depth at 75-78; slider might make a case; good command profile. I like him. I think he has a shot at developing into a 2/3 type like Zimmer. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Chris Dwyer threw 186 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).