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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.3 4.69 1.40 24 2 2 0 0.0
Birth Date2-25-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
-0.22014
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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 PIT 26 1 1 4.7 4.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 6 5 4 0 7 4 4 0 4 7.71 3.88 5.55 -0.4 -0.0
2014 TEX 27 1 1 4.0 4.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 6 3 3 1 9 2 2 1 2 6.75 7.66 9.32 -1.4 -0.2
Career228.78.70.001000043128711666167.275.627.22-1.8-0.2

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 SCO A- 10 7 29.7 3.30 130 .219 .255 .332 .352 .259 .321 108 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2010 WVA A 23 20 113.0 4.46 95 .232 .262 .328 .382 .269 .292 95 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2011 BRD A+ 10 10 53.3 4.70 106 .219 .257 .325 .381 .254 .277 104 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2011 ALT AA 15 14 87.3 4.69 81 .252 .265 .326 .402 .274 .304 83 -1.2 -0.1 -4.2 -0.5
2012 BRD A+ 1 1 5.0 2.96 143 .117 .250 .309 .367 .235 .182 109 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2012 ALT AA 18 16 104.3 4.12 108 .248 .259 .324 .392 .259 .296 101 12.1 1.3 10.7 1.0
2012 IND AAA 4 4 21.0 2.66 143 .251 .237 .299 .357 .234 .365 100 6.9 0.7 8.1 0.8
2013 PIT MLB 1 1 4.7 5.55 51 .300 .244 .320 .393 .261 .400 92 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2013 IND AAA 2 2 10.0 3.68 120 .192 .249 .318 .379 .252 .185 101 1.6 0.2 2.6 0.3
2014 TEX MLB 1 1 4.0 9.32 -20 .338 .249 .319 .395 .268 .357 102 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2014 IND AAA 10 2 21.7 10.16 -27 .303 .256 .330 .404 .255 .348 97 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2014 ROU AAA 11 10 51.3 3.68 127 .246 .275 .343 .427 .275 .370 102 14.0 1.4 14.0 1.4

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 SCO A- 1 2 0 10 7 29.7 27 6 32 1 54% .321 8.2 1.8 0.3 9.7 1.11 2.12 8.2 0.8
2010 WVA A 6 3 0 23 20 113.0 99 20 111 9 49% .292 7.9 1.6 0.7 8.8 1.05 3.35 11.8 1.2
2011 ALT AA 8 4 0 15 14 87.3 91 10 69 9 56% .304 9.4 1.0 0.9 7.1 1.16 3.81 -4.2 -0.5
2011 BRD A+ 5 0 0 10 10 53.3 47 12 40 3 56% .277 7.9 2.0 0.5 6.8 1.11 2.02 4.6 0.5
2012 IND AAA 3 0 0 4 4 21.0 20 7 28 1 47% .365 8.6 3.0 0.4 12.0 1.29 2.57 8.1 0.8
2012 ALT AA 4 7 0 18 16 104.3 97 17 83 7 53% .296 8.4 1.5 0.6 7.2 1.09 2.93 10.7 1.0
2012 BRD A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 0 6 0 27% .182 3.6 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.40 1.80 1.5 0.1
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 5 3 8 0 48% .185 4.5 2.7 0.0 7.2 0.80 0.90 2.6 0.3
2013 PIT MLB 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 6 4 4 0 60% .400 11.6 7.7 0.0 7.7 2.14 7.71 -0.4 -0.0
2014 TEX MLB 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 6 2 2 1 33% .357 13.5 4.5 2.2 4.5 2.00 6.75 -1.4 -0.2
2014 ROU AAA 5 2 0 11 10 51.3 51 25 56 0 52% .370 8.9 4.4 0.0 9.8 1.48 3.51 14.0 1.4
2014 IND AAA 1 2 1 10 2 21.7 27 10 18 4 53% .348 11.2 4.2 1.7 7.5 1.71 8.72 -3.4 -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
2013 93 0.5161 0.4194 0.8974 0.6667 0.1556 0.9688 0.5714 0.1026
2014 83 0.4699 0.4337 0.8333 0.7692 0.1364 0.9000 0.5000 0.1667
Career1760.49430.42610.86720.7150.14650.93640.53770.1328

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-05 2014-08-29 Minors 24 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-02-28 2014-03-13 Camp 13 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2013-06-03 2013-10-10 60-DL 129 105 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2013-07-03 -
2012-04-05 2012-05-05 Minors 30 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-04-24 2010-05-24 Minors 30 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 120 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/22/14. Claimed by Texas off waivers 5/28/14 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 5/22/14. Released by Texas 8/29/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/12. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2009 (21-625) (Mississippi).

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 3.2 3.1 0 10 10 54.7 44 12 39 5 .263 1.02 3.00 3.26 9.3 1.0
80o 2.8 2.9 0 9 9 48.5 42 11 35 5 .278 1.10 3.36 3.65 5.8 0.6
70o 2.4 2.8 0 8 8 44.2 40 11 32 4 .288 1.15 3.62 3.94 3.6 0.4
60o 2.2 2.6 0 7 7 40.6 38 10 29 4 .297 1.20 3.85 4.18 2.1 0.2
50o 2 2.5 0 7 7 37.2 37 10 27 4 .306 1.25 4.07 4.42 0.9 0.1
40o 1.7 2.4 0 6 6 34.0 35 9 24 4 .314 1.30 4.28 4.66 -0.1 -0.0
30o 1.5 2.2 0 5 5 30.6 33 9 22 4 .323 1.35 4.52 4.91 -1.0 -0.1
20o 1.3 2 0 5 5 26.7 30 8 19 3 .334 1.42 4.80 5.22 -1.8 -0.2
10o 1 1.7 0 4 4 21.5 26 7 15 3 .348 1.51 5.20 5.65 -2.4 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.92.407736.53610264.3041.244.044.391.00.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 11% 7% 13% 20%

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
201528111003232205191431582348.2981.143.603.918.41.96.91.01.6
201629111003131202189421542248.2981.153.603.928.41.96.91.01.5
20173010902929178169361332048.2991.153.684.008.51.86.71.01.2
20183110902828174167371292048.3001.173.764.098.61.96.71.01.0
2019329902727159153361161848.3011.193.814.148.72.06.61.00.8
2020339802626155146301161748.2991.143.593.918.51.76.71.01.3
2021349802424144136281061648.2991.143.623.938.51.86.61.01.2
202235870222212912325951448.3001.153.643.958.61.76.61.01.0
202336760202011811323871348.3001.153.643.968.61.76.61.00.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.14out of baseballout of baseball1.61.35.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
2 94 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
3 93 Terry Doyle 2013 0.00 DNP
4 92 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
5 91 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
6 91 Nick Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
7 91 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
8 91 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
9 90 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
10 90 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
11 90 Andrew Albers 2013 5.10
12 90 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
13 90 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
14 89 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
15 89 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
16 89 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
17 89 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
18 89 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
19 89 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
20 89 Paul Oseguera 2011 0.00 DNP
21 89 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
22 88 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
23 88 Drew Naylor 2013 0.00 DNP
24 88 Joe Martinez 2010 5.03
25 88 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
26 88 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
27 88 Adrian Alaniz 2011 0.00 DNP
28 88 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
29 88 Travis Banwart 2013 0.00 DNP
30 88 Chris Cody 2011 0.00 DNP
31 87 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
32 87 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
33 87 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
34 87 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
35 87 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
36 87 Patrick Stanley 2010 0.00 DNP
37 87 John Stephens 2007 0.00 DNP
38 87 Polin Trinidad 2012 0.00 DNP
39 87 Dave McKae 2009 0.00 DNP
40 87 Brad Knox 2009 0.00 DNP
41 86 Eddie Gamboa 2012 0.00 DNP
42 86 Thad Weber 2012 9.00
43 86 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
44 86 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
45 86 Matt Maloney 2011 10.12
46 86 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2012 0.00 DNP
47 86 Daniel McCutchen 2010 6.38
48 86 Charles Shirek 2013 0.00 DNP
49 86 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
50 86 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
51 86 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
52 86 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
53 86 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
54 85 Brad Mills 2012 0.00
55 85 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
56 85 Brandon Hynick 2012 0.00 DNP
57 85 Cha Seung Baek 2007 5.52
58 85 Daryl Thompson 2013 0.00 DNP
59 85 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
60 85 Timothy Bascom 2012 0.00 DNP
61 85 David Pauley 2010 4.37
62 85 Duane Below 2013 10.12
63 85 Adam Bass 2009 0.00 DNP
64 85 Mario Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
65 85 Jeff Mandel 2012 0.00 DNP
66 85 Bobby LaFromboise 2013 6.75
67 85 Esmailin Caridad 2011 0.00 DNP
68 85 Josh Butler 2012 0.00 DNP
69 85 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
70 85 Miguel Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP
71 84 Brian Slocum 2008 27.00
72 84 Chance Chapman 2011 0.00 DNP
73 84 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
74 84 Rob Musgrave 2013 0.00 DNP
75 84 Brian Stokes 2007 6.93
76 84 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
77 84 Kendy Batista 2009 0.00 DNP
78 84 Andrew Dobies 2010 0.00 DNP
79 84 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
80 84 Blake Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
81 84 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
82 84 Matt Klinker 2012 0.00 DNP
83 83 Will Savage 2012 0.00 DNP
84 83 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
85 83 Kyle Bloom 2010 0.00 DNP
86 83 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
87 83 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
88 83 Cory Riordan 2013 0.00 DNP
89 83 P.J. Walters 2012 5.98
90 83 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
91 83 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
92 83 Amaury Rivas 2013 0.00 DNP
93 83 Jack Egbert 2010 0.00 DNP
94 83 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
95 83 Sergio Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
96 83 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
97 83 Justin Mallett 2009 0.00 DNP
98 83 Ben Jukich 2010 0.00 DNP
99 83 Ryan Ketchner 2009 0.00 DNP
100 83 Nick Pereira 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .444 .429 .292
11 vs R (Multi) .333 .429 .333 .298
18 Split (Multi) -.048 .016 .095 -.005
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .286 .444 .429 .292
31 vs R (2013) .333 .429 .333 .298
38 Split (2013) -.048 .016 .095 -.005
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 Right-hander Phil Irwin is bland compared to the other arms in the system, but he could soon become a back-of-the-rotation starter thanks to good command and control.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkCraig Goldstein2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkBen Carsley2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Alcantara Can StayDaniel Rathman2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-09
Daily League Strategy: Cutting to the ChasePaul Sporer2014-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Way, JoseR.J. Anderson2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 24Jeff Moore2013-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 18-19Jeff Moore2013-10-21
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: June 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Phil Irwin has thrown 234 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (82mph), Sinker (89mph) and Change (83mph).