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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.81 1.23 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-22-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.32012
-0.22013
0.02014
+proj
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
2012 CHN 25 7 7 29.7 29.7 0.0 2 3 0 0 0 0 135 38 22 21 4 60 11 11 3 21 6.37 4.89 4.85 3.4 0.3
2013 CHN 26 13 13 66.3 66.3 0.0 2 6 0 0 5 0 282 66 30 29 8 106 24 21 3 36 3.93 4.72 5.51 -1.6 -0.2
2014 CHN 27 4 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 16 10 10 1 24 5 4 0 8 7.11 4.05 4.83 0.1 0.0
Career2420108.796.012.749005047512062601319040366654.974.695.231.90.2

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 BOI A- 8 8 31.0 4.64 102 .262 .268 .351 .388 .273 .337 103 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2009 CUB Rk 2 1 5.0 8.29 40 .162 .275 .352 .413 .286 .077 105 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 DAY A+ 20 17 91.0 5.16 71 .233 .252 .324 .357 .256 .292 90 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2010 TEN AA 4 4 19.0 3.44 127 .259 .251 .326 .378 .256 .344 104 4.6 0.5 5.5 0.5
2011 TEN AA 15 15 76.0 4.71 117 .241 .252 .323 .384 .245 .301 118 14.0 1.4 16.0 1.8
2011 IOW AAA 11 9 62.7 5.16 99 .261 .283 .350 .429 .265 .326 96 7.8 0.7 7.5 0.6
2011 ESC Wnt 6 6 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 7 7 29.7 4.85 94 .297 .256 .311 .411 .258 .354 107 2.9 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 TEN AA 1 1 3.0 3.23 129 .007 .245 .316 .361 .251 .000 102 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.0
2012 IOW AAA 25 25 140.3 5.99 72 .275 .274 .336 .423 .265 .291 94 -0.2 -0.0 6.3 0.7
2013 CHN MLB 13 13 66.3 5.51 67 .258 .255 .312 .399 .260 .275 102 -2.1 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 IOW AAA 19 18 121.0 4.97 88 .245 .262 .331 .392 .262 .272 93 7.3 0.7 9.0 1.2
2014 CHN MLB 4 0 12.7 4.83 87 .268 .263 .322 .403 .264 .341 107 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
2014 IOW AAA 23 23 146.3 5.63 81 .272 .267 .324 .410 .256 .320 96 2.9 0.3 9.6 1.1

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 BOI A- 0 4 0 8 8 31.0 33 9 27 1 57% .337 9.6 2.6 0.3 7.8 1.35 3.48 4.7 0.5
2009 CUB Rk 0 0 0 2 1 5.0 1 3 2 0 77% .077 1.8 5.4 0.0 3.6 0.80 0.00 -0.4 -0.0
2010 TEN AA 2 1 0 4 4 19.0 21 4 15 0 64% .344 9.9 1.9 0.0 7.1 1.32 1.89 5.5 0.5
2010 DAY A+ 4 3 0 20 17 91.0 79 15 84 6 64% .292 7.8 1.5 0.6 8.3 1.03 3.36 -4.3 -0.4
2011 ESC Wnt 1 2 0 6 6 25.3 24 8 21 1 0% .291 8.5 2.8 0.4 7.5 1.26 2.84 0.0 0.0
2011 IOW AAA 5 2 0 11 9 62.7 70 14 46 8 55% .326 10.1 2.0 1.1 6.6 1.34 4.02 7.5 0.6
2011 TEN AA 3 2 0 15 15 76.0 80 16 49 5 55% .301 9.5 1.9 0.6 5.8 1.26 3.91 16.0 1.8
2012 CHN MLB 2 3 0 7 7 29.7 38 11 21 4 47% .354 11.5 3.3 1.2 6.4 1.65 6.37 3.4 0.3
2012 IOW AAA 8 9 0 25 25 140.3 146 53 94 17 53% .291 9.4 3.4 1.1 6.0 1.42 4.55 6.3 0.7
2012 TEN AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 0 0 1 0 50% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 2 6 0 13 13 66.3 66 24 36 8 50% .275 9.0 3.3 1.1 4.9 1.36 3.93 -1.6 -0.2
2013 IOW AAA 8 7 0 19 18 121.0 113 27 69 8 51% .272 8.4 2.0 0.6 5.1 1.16 3.35 9.0 1.2
2014 CHN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 12.7 16 5 8 1 49% .341 11.4 3.6 0.7 5.7 1.66 7.11 0.1 0.0
2014 IOW AAA 8 13 0 23 23 146.3 163 38 97 15 55% .320 10.0 2.3 0.9 6.0 1.37 4.31 9.6 1.1

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
2012 507 0.4596 0.4675 0.7848 0.6524 0.3102 0.8684 0.6353 0.2025
2013 1009 0.4876 0.4519 0.8224 0.6138 0.2979 0.8940 0.6818 0.1754
2014 192 0.4896 0.4583 0.8409 0.6277 0.2959 0.9661 0.5862 0.1591
Career17080.47950.45730.81330.62680.30130.89450.65730.1816

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-09-05 2010-09-19 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-15 2010-04-30 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $503,500
2013 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$503,500
1 yrTotal$503,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 115 d1 year/$0.5035M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5035M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/21/12.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2009 (4-140) (Kentucky) $0.14M 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 1.5 1.7 0 5 5 38.5 34 10 24 4 .269 1.13 3.60 3.91 3.5 0.4
80o 1.5 1.8 0 5 5 34.3 32 9 21 4 .280 1.19 3.93 4.27 2.3 0.2
70o 1.4 1.8 0 5 5 31.3 30 9 19 4 .287 1.24 4.17 4.54 1.5 0.2
60o 1.4 1.9 0 5 5 28.8 29 8 18 4 .294 1.28 4.38 4.77 0.8 0.1
50o 1.3 1.9 0 5 5 26.5 27 8 16 3 .300 1.32 4.58 4.98 0.2 0.0
40o 1.3 2 0 5 5 24.2 26 7 15 3 .306 1.36 4.78 5.2 -0.5 -0.0
30o 1.3 2.1 0 5 5 21.9 24 7 14 3 .313 1.40 4.99 5.43 -1.1 -0.1
20o 1.2 2.1 0 5 5 19.2 22 6 12 3 .321 1.45 5.25 5.71 -1.9 -0.2
10o 1.2 2.2 0 5 5 15.5 18 5 10 2 .332 1.52 5.61 6.09 -2.9 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.31.905526.3278163.2991.314.564.960.20.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
30% 42% 14% 32% 61%

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
20152891002929181176491232352.2951.244.114.478.82.46.11.10.9
201629101103131199202521252752.2991.284.434.819.12.45.71.20.2
2017308902727164166431032252.3001.284.394.779.12.45.71.20.3
201831890262615415439982052.2971.264.274.649.02.35.71.20.5
201932780242413914035881952.2961.264.274.649.12.35.71.20.5
202033780222213113132821752.2961.254.274.659.02.25.61.20.4
202134670212112312531771752.2971.274.314.699.12.35.61.20.4
202235670191911411529721552.2981.274.294.669.12.35.71.20.4
202336660181810810927681452.2981.264.264.639.12.35.71.20.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.10out of baseball2.10.62.33.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Duane Below 2013 10.12
2 91 Doug Mathis 2010 6.04
3 90 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
4 90 Enrique Gonzalez 2010 3.81
5 89 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
6 89 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
7 89 Cha Seung Baek 2007 5.52
8 88 J.D. Durbin 2009 0.00 DNP
9 87 Luis Mendoza 2011 1.84
10 87 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
11 87 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
12 87 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
13 87 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
14 87 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
15 87 Zach Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
16 86 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
17 86 Frank Herrmann 2011 5.59
18 86 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
19 86 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
20 86 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
21 86 Matt Belisle 2007 5.62
22 86 Luke French 2013 0.00 DNP
23 86 David Pauley 2010 4.37
24 86 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
25 85 Elizardo Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
26 85 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
27 85 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
28 85 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
29 85 Joe Martinez 2010 5.03
30 85 Tim Stauffer 2009 3.82
31 85 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
32 85 Charles Shirek 2013 0.00 DNP
33 85 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
34 85 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
35 85 Anthony Lerew 2010 8.54
36 85 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
37 84 Greg Reynolds 2013 5.83
38 84 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
39 84 John Koronka 2008 0.00 DNP
40 84 J.R. Mathes 2009 0.00 DNP
41 84 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
42 84 Justin Cassel 2012 0.00 DNP
43 84 Brad Knox 2009 0.00 DNP
44 83 Clint Nageotte 2008 0.00 DNP
45 83 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
46 83 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
47 83 Kevin Mulvey 2012 0.00 DNP
48 83 Amaury Rivas 2013 0.00 DNP
49 83 Jordan Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
50 83 Darrell Rasner 2008 5.88
51 83 Mitchell Boggs 2011 4.01
52 83 Doug Fister 2011 3.16
53 83 Mike Gosling 2008 0.00 DNP
54 83 Jason Berken 2011 5.55
55 83 Sean Henn 2008 7.71
56 83 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
57 83 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
58 83 Dave McKae 2009 0.00 DNP
59 83 Josh Hall 2008 0.00 DNP
60 83 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
61 82 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
62 82 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
63 82 Mike Parisi 2010 0.00 DNP
64 82 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
65 82 Brian Duensing 2010 2.89
66 82 Luis Atilano 2012 0.00 DNP
67 82 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
68 82 Brad Mills 2012 0.00
69 82 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
70 82 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
71 82 Geno Espineli 2010 0.00 DNP
72 82 John Stephens 2007 0.00 DNP
73 82 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
74 82 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
75 82 John Ely 2013 0.00 DNP
76 82 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
77 82 Yorman Bazardo 2012 0.00 DNP
78 82 Mark Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
79 82 Matt Maloney 2011 10.12
80 82 Daniel Moskos 2013 0.00 DNP
81 82 Andrew Albers 2013 5.10
82 82 Billy Buckner 2011 0.00 DNP
83 82 Will Savage 2012 0.00 DNP
84 81 David Purcey 2009 6.56
85 81 Billy Traber 2007 4.99
86 81 Josh Geer 2010 0.00 DNP
87 81 Shane Loux 2007 0.00 DNP
88 81 Scott Carroll 2012 0.00 DNP
89 81 Miguel Asencio 2008 0.00 DNP
90 81 Mario Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
91 81 Adam Russell 2010 4.60
92 81 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
93 81 Reidier Gonzalez 2013 0.00 DNP
94 81 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
95 81 Davis Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
96 81 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
97 81 Neal Musser 2008 0.00
98 81 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
99 81 Mike Thompson 2008 0.00 DNP
100 81 Miguel Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .219 .264 .291 .199
11 vs R (Multi) .288 .365 .479 .284
18 Split (Multi) -.069 -.101 -.188 -.085
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .203 .250 .271 .190
31 vs R (2013) .278 .355 .464 .276
38 Split (2013) -.075 -.105 -.193 -.087
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 Rusin got a brief taste of the majors in a massive roster shuffling that left Raley ineligible to be called up from Iowa, and he managed to come back for an extended audition in September. He might be in the mix to make a Cubs rotation that looks to be thin on talent, but Rusin's stuff looks a lot more like that of a lefty reliever than a credible starting pitcher.
2012 Chris Rusin doesn't throw overly hard and has a sloppy delivery, but he still manages to find the strike zone with uncanny regularity, and though his upside isn't much, he should at least carve out a career as a LOOGY.

BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Nine Moves that Teams Still Need to MakeBaseball Prospectus2014-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago CubsCraig Goldstein2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Monday in Playoff ImplicationsDaniel Rathman2013-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Recapping the Dodgers' Incredible RunDaniel Rathman2013-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21Paul Sporer2013-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, February 15Daniel Rathman2013-02-15
Weekly Planner: Week 26Paul Sporer2012-09-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What type of fantasy impact can Chris Rusin have next year? What type of career do you see him having? The Cubs seem to like him...can he pitch in a rotation over time?
(Bryant from Dearborn, MI)
Very little. It's more of a middle relief profile for me long-term for me. (Bret Sayre)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)By this time in 2014, Chris Rusin is: a) In Chicago's rotation? b) a mop-up guy in the bullpen? c) In Iowa? Is there any reason to think Rusin can continue to get major league hitters out missing as few bats as he does?
(sitrick2 from Minneapolis, MN)
Guys like Rusin make me nervous. I'd like to see how his cutter plays out of the bullpen, but I really feel like he's a sixth/seventh starter type. Iowa or Chicago depends on the health of other people, in that case. (Harry Pavlidis)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Chris Rusin has thrown 1,707 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (89mph), Slider (81mph) and Change (80mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (79mph).