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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.0 5.13 1.57 24 2 2 0 -0.1
Birth Date3-3-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-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

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
2011 SLM A+ 7 7 34.7 3.99 113 .210 .242 .314 .367 .247 .268 97 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2011 PME AA 16 16 82.3 4.81 93 .290 .261 .328 .403 .274 .387 95 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2012 PME AA 26 12 85.7 7.79 34 .271 .262 .324 .400 .260 .290 106 -10.8 -1.1 -10.8 -1.1
2013 SLM A+ 4 0 6.7 4.84 104 .215 .250 .336 .378 .256 .231 107 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2013 PME AA 9 0 19.7 5.60 80 .280 .255 .333 .396 .272 .315 102 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

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
2011 PME AA 3 6 0 16 16 82.3 103 32 75 4 57% .387 11.3 3.5 0.4 8.2 1.64 4.81 4.1 0.4
2011 SLM A+ 3 1 0 7 7 34.7 24 11 37 2 74% .268 6.2 2.9 0.5 9.6 1.01 2.34 3.9 0.4
2012 PME AA 4 5 0 26 12 85.7 79 49 61 9 61% .290 8.3 5.1 0.9 6.4 1.49 4.41 -10.8 -1.1
2013 SLM A+ 0 0 0 4 0 6.7 6 2 1 0 62% .231 8.1 2.7 0.0 1.4 1.20 1.35 0.5 0.1
2013 PME AA 0 1 0 9 0 19.7 20 9 18 3 44% .315 9.2 4.1 1.4 8.2 1.47 4.12 -0.8 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-16 2013-09-05 Minors 51 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-04-04 2013-05-09 Minors 35 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-08-09 2012-08-21 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-06-08 2012-06-19 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-08-23 2011-09-06 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-29 2011-05-14 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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Details

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 2.7 2.6 0.2 12 8 49.3 43 19 36 5 .268 1.28 3.84 4.17 5.6 0.6
80o 2.3 2.4 0.1 10 7 43.5 41 18 32 4 .282 1.37 4.28 4.65 2.6 0.3
70o 2 2.3 0.1 9 6 39.4 39 18 29 4 .293 1.45 4.60 5 0.8 0.1
60o 1.8 2.2 0.1 9 6 36.0 38 17 27 4 .302 1.51 4.88 5.31 -0.4 -0.0
50o 1.6 2.1 0.1 8 5 32.9 36 16 24 4 .311 1.58 5.15 5.6 -1.3 -0.1
40o 1.4 2 0.1 7 5 29.9 34 15 22 4 .320 1.64 5.42 5.89 -2.1 -0.2
30o 1.2 1.8 0.1 6 4 26.8 32 14 20 3 .329 1.71 5.72 6.22 -2.7 -0.3
20o 1 1.7 0.1 6 4 23.2 29 13 17 3 .340 1.80 6.08 6.61 -3.2 -0.3
10o 0.7 1.4 0 4 3 18.5 25 11 14 3 .355 1.93 6.59 7.16 -3.5 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.520.18532.33516244.3091.565.115.55-1.2-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 19% 3% 18% 24%

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
2015267813521154154661252054.2931.434.645.049.03.97.31.20.1
2016276613018131131531121554.3021.414.404.789.03.77.71.00.5
2017286613219139133571131454.2901.374.114.478.63.77.30.91.0
2018296613018132133541051554.2991.424.434.829.13.77.21.00.4
201930560281612212348981454.2991.404.364.749.13.57.21.00.5
202031550271611611645941454.2981.394.324.709.03.57.31.10.5
202132550251510911042881354.2981.394.324.699.13.57.21.10.5
202233550241410310440821254.2981.394.334.719.13.57.11.00.5
20233445023139910038791254.2981.404.344.719.13.57.21.10.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.32.31.60.22.32.97.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
2 90 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
3 90 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
4 90 Jack Egbert 2008 0.00 DNP
5 90 Luis Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
6 90 Matt Buschmann 2009 0.00 DNP
7 90 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
8 89 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
9 89 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
10 89 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
11 89 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
12 89 Carlos Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
13 89 James Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
14 89 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
15 89 Xavier Cedeno 2012 4.35
16 88 Brian Duensing 2008 0.00 DNP
17 88 Justin Jones 2010 0.00 DNP
18 88 Dan Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
19 88 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
20 87 Douglas Arguello 2010 0.00 DNP
21 87 Jay Voss 2012 0.00 DNP
22 87 Evan Crawford 2012 6.75
23 87 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
24 87 Amaury Rivas 2011 0.00 DNP
25 87 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
26 87 Wynn Pelzer 2011 0.00 DNP
27 87 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
28 87 Craig Italiano 2012 0.00 DNP
29 87 Tim Crabbe 2013 0.00 DNP
30 86 Jake Petricka 2013 3.26
31 86 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
32 86 Craig Westcott 2011 0.00 DNP
33 86 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
34 86 Ben Jukich 2008 0.00 DNP
35 86 Andrew Werner 2012 5.80
36 86 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
37 86 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
38 86 Collin McHugh 2012 9.28
39 86 Randy Boone 2010 0.00 DNP
40 86 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
41 86 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
42 86 Kyle Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
43 86 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
44 86 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
45 86 J.D. Durbin 2007 6.75
46 85 Daniel Moskos 2011 4.44
47 85 Blake Treinen 2013 0.00 DNP
48 85 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
49 85 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
50 85 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
51 85 Connor Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
52 85 Alex Torres 2013 1.86
53 85 Simon Castro 2013 2.70
54 85 Adam Daniels 2008 0.00 DNP
55 85 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
56 85 Bryan Evans 2012 0.00 DNP
57 85 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
58 85 Andre Rienzo 2013 5.46
59 85 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
60 84 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
61 84 Wes Musick 2012 0.00 DNP
62 84 Andrew Taylor 2012 11.57
63 84 Jon Michael Redding 2013 0.00 DNP
64 84 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
65 84 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
66 84 Adam Harben 2009 0.00 DNP
67 84 Yohan Flande 2011 0.00 DNP
68 84 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
69 84 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
70 84 Ryan Mattheus 2009 0.00 DNP
71 84 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
72 84 Evan Anundsen 2013 0.00 DNP
73 84 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
74 83 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
75 83 Nick Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
76 83 J.J. Hoover 2013 3.00
77 83 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
78 83 David Purcey 2007 0.00 DNP
79 83 Andrew Brackman 2011 0.00
80 83 David Hale 2013 0.82
81 83 David Kopp 2011 0.00 DNP
82 83 Brett Lorin 2012 0.00 DNP
83 83 Jose De Paula 2013 0.00 DNP
84 83 Jacob deGrom 2013 0.00 DNP
85 83 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
86 83 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
87 83 Josh Butler 2010 0.00 DNP
88 83 Matt Packer 2013 0.00 DNP
89 83 Garrett Richards 2013 4.59
90 83 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
91 83 Chorye Spoone 2011 0.00 DNP
92 83 Zac Rosscup 2013 1.35
93 83 Kyle Heckathorn 2013 0.00 DNP
94 82 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
95 82 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
96 82 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
97 82 Dan Jennings 2012 2.84
98 82 Miguel Socolovich 2012 6.06
99 82 Adrian Alaniz 2009 0.00 DNP
100 82 Nick Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Chris Balcom-Miller, the groundball/strikeout machine known only as "Baconator" was essentially stolen from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Manny Delcarmen last year, and his first half with High-A Salem reinforced that impression.
2011 Balcom-Miller was a sleeper in the Colorado system when 2010 began, but the 21-year-old starter used his plus fastball along with a slider/changeup combo to become one of the top arms in the system. The Rox then gave him up for perpetual headache Manny Delcarmen in August, which—while not Bagwellian in nature—is sure to elicit future giggles if the ground-balling righty turns into a useful back-of-the rotation type. His fastball will be tested when he hits the upper minors—a pitcher with one dominating offering in the low minors can appear far more promising than his actual talent dictates—but his ground-ball tendencies and fantastic command should offset a dip in whiffs.

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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL: A Slight OpeningBen Lindbergh2010-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 23Kevin Goldstein2010-08-24


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