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Portrait of Brian Moran

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
55.7 3.71 1.31 56 2 1 2 0.5
Birth Date9-30-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.52014
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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
2009 CLN A 12 0 18.7 4.09 113 .197 .255 .323 .370 .256 .275 104 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2009 PUL Rk 6 0 9.7 2.44 158 .167 .268 .340 .389 .268 .273 121 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2010 CLN A 22 0 40.3 2.96 137 .209 .248 .328 .362 .251 .333 101 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2010 HDS A+ 17 0 25.3 2.48 161 .184 .267 .328 .402 .255 .328 124 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2010 WTN AA 2 0 2.0 10.47 -23 .359 .284 .352 .456 .281 .400 105 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2011 WTN AA 45 0 60.7 4.81 110 .245 .261 .334 .389 .251 .309 112 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2012 WTN AA 24 0 31.7 2.35 149 .211 .253 .331 .382 .258 .319 106 10.2 1.1 10.2 1.1
2012 TAC AAA 23 0 37.0 4.27 112 .212 .281 .347 .433 .268 .236 93 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2012 MAN Wnt 17 0 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TAC AAA 48 0 62.7 2.72 143 .274 .277 .345 .431 .271 .407 96 19.6 2.0 19.6 2.0

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 CLN A 0 3 0 12 0 18.7 14 7 17 0 57% .275 6.7 3.4 0.0 8.2 1.12 2.89 2.3 0.2
2009 PUL Rk 1 0 2 6 0 9.7 6 2 14 0 59% .273 5.6 1.9 0.0 13.0 0.82 3.71 4.0 0.4
2010 WTN AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 38% .400 18.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 2.50 13.50 -2.5 -0.3
2010 HDS A+ 2 0 1 17 0 25.3 22 2 29 0 37% .328 7.8 0.7 0.0 10.3 0.95 1.42 10.4 1.1
2010 CLN A 4 1 3 22 0 40.3 34 6 48 0 47% .333 7.6 1.3 0.0 10.7 0.99 1.34 10.4 1.1
2011 WTN AA 5 3 0 45 0 60.7 60 22 63 9 46% .309 8.9 3.3 1.3 9.3 1.35 4.60 8.0 0.8
2012 WTN AA 1 2 0 24 0 31.7 30 6 29 1 32% .319 8.5 1.7 0.3 8.2 1.14 1.14 10.2 1.1
2012 TAC AAA 3 3 2 23 0 37.0 23 12 53 6 33% .236 5.6 2.9 1.5 12.9 0.95 3.89 4.6 0.5
2012 MAN Wnt 4 1 0 17 0 25.0 22 5 23 3 0% .279 7.9 1.8 1.1 8.3 1.08 3.24 0.0 0.0
2013 TAC AAA 2 5 4 48 0 62.7 70 20 85 4 36% .407 10.1 2.9 0.6 12.2 1.44 3.45 19.6 2.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2014-03-13 2014-03-21 Camp 8 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Selected by Toronto from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/12/13. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Toronto 12/12/13. Signed by LA Angels 3/4/14.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2009 (7-203) (University of North Carolina). $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 0 0 0 0 0 48.1 38 12 47 4 .269 1.04 2.53 2.75 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 42.0 36 12 41 4 .285 1.13 2.91 3.17 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 37.7 34 11 37 3 .297 1.20 3.20 3.48 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 34.1 32 10 34 3 .306 1.25 3.45 3.75 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 30.9 30 10 31 3 .315 1.31 3.68 4 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 27.7 29 9 27 3 .324 1.36 3.92 4.26 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 24.4 26 9 24 3 .334 1.42 4.18 4.54 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 20.7 23 8 20 2 .345 1.50 4.49 4.88 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 15.7 19 6 15 2 .361 1.61 4.92 5.35 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000030.12910303.3131.293.653.960.00.0

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
20152631055058561659640.3081.233.553.868.62.59.10.90.8
20162731054058551657740.3001.233.563.878.62.58.91.10.7
20172831053056551755640.3131.293.613.928.92.78.91.00.7
20182931056060581757640.3101.263.463.768.72.68.60.90.8
20193031053056551553640.3091.243.573.888.82.48.51.00.7
20203131052055531452640.3081.223.423.718.72.38.51.00.8
20213231048051511347540.3071.253.493.798.92.38.20.90.7
20223321046049481245540.3081.223.423.728.82.28.30.90.7
20233421044047461143540.3091.223.433.738.92.18.31.00.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.41.61.72.44.85.611.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Brad Kilby 2008 0.00 DNP
2 91 Donnie Joseph 2013 0.00
3 91 Bryan Woodall 2012 0.00 DNP
4 90 Kevin Chapman 2013 2.66
5 89 Evan Scribner 2011 7.07
6 88 Paul Smyth 2012 0.00 DNP
7 88 Josh Judy 2011 7.07
8 87 Grant Dayton 2013 0.00 DNP
9 87 Jaye Chapman 2012 3.75
10 87 Ryan Reid 2010 0.00 DNP
11 86 Jon Link 2009 0.00 DNP
12 86 Mickey Storey 2011 0.00 DNP
13 86 Steven Ames 2013 4.50
14 86 Brandon Sisk 2011 0.00 DNP
15 86 Scott Maine 2010 2.77
16 86 Michael Schwimer 2011 5.02
17 85 Brian Schlitter 2011 0.00 DNP
18 85 Fernando Salas 2010 3.82
19 85 Adalberto Flores 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 Coty Woods 2013 0.00 DNP
21 84 Edgmer Escalona 2012 6.45
22 84 Neil Wagner 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Zach Thornton 2013 0.00 DNP
24 84 Kenny Faulk 2012 0.00 DNP
25 84 Daniel Meszaros 2011 0.00 DNP
26 84 Omar Aguilar 2010 0.00 DNP
27 84 Matt Elliot 2009 0.00 DNP
28 84 Eddie Morlan 2011 0.00 DNP
29 84 Shawn Kelley 2009 4.50
30 83 Matthew Sartor 2010 0.00 DNP
31 83 Lester Oliveros 2013 0.00 DNP
32 83 Josh Schmidt 2008 0.00 DNP
33 83 Jason Gurka 2013 0.00 DNP
34 83 Chris Scholl 2013 0.00 DNP
35 83 Adam Reifer 2011 0.00 DNP
36 83 Chris Blazek 2009 0.00 DNP
37 83 Robert Hinton 2010 0.00 DNP
38 83 Oneli Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
39 83 Patrick Keating 2012 0.00 DNP
40 83 Joe Testa 2011 0.00 DNP
41 82 Jeff Stevens 2009 7.11
42 82 Kurt Yacko 2013 0.00 DNP
43 82 Nick Vincent 2012 1.71
44 82 Chris Mobley 2009 0.00 DNP
45 82 Michael Nix 2008 0.00 DNP
46 82 Chris Rearick 2013 0.00 DNP
47 82 Brandon Gomes 2010 0.00 DNP
48 82 C.C. Lee 2012 0.00 DNP
49 82 Jonathan Albaladejo 2008 3.95
50 82 Eric Eadington 2013 0.00 DNP
51 82 Matt Rusch 2008 0.00 DNP
52 82 Josh Fields 2011 0.00 DNP
53 82 Jeff Beliveau 2012 4.58
54 82 Ryan Kussmaul 2012 0.00 DNP
55 82 Kyle Bellamy 2013 0.00 DNP
56 81 Mark Worrell 2008 6.35
57 81 Rob Bryson 2013 0.00 DNP
58 81 Vic Black 2013 3.71
59 81 Cole St. Clair 2012 0.00 DNP
60 81 Celson Polanco 2010 0.00 DNP
61 81 Rob Delaney 2010 9.00
62 81 Lucas Luetge 2012 4.43
63 81 Bryce Stowell 2012 0.00 DNP
64 81 Craig Baker 2010 0.00 DNP
65 81 Brett Butts 2011 0.00 DNP
66 81 David Johnson 2008 0.00 DNP
67 81 Erik Stiller 2010 0.00 DNP
68 81 Billy Bullock 2013 0.00 DNP
69 81 R.J. Swindle 2009 16.20
70 81 Bryan Oland 2010 0.00 DNP
71 81 Fernando Abad 2011 8.69
72 81 Chad Thall 2011 0.00 DNP
73 81 Brad Brach 2011 6.43
74 80 Luke Gregerson 2009 3.36
75 80 Cody Eppley 2011 8.00
76 80 Justin Friend 2011 0.00 DNP
77 80 Kam Mickolio 2009 2.63
78 80 Barret Browning 2010 0.00 DNP
79 80 Beau Jones 2012 0.00 DNP
80 80 Adam Bright 2010 0.00 DNP
81 80 Frank Gailey 2011 0.00 DNP
82 80 Pedro Strop 2010 10.12
83 80 Alan Farina 2012 0.00 DNP
84 80 Yonata Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
85 80 Roy Merritt 2011 0.00 DNP
86 80 Zachary Herr 2012 0.00 DNP
87 80 John Gaub 2010 0.00 DNP
88 79 Pedro Viola 2008 0.00 DNP
89 79 Mace Thurman 2012 0.00 DNP
90 79 Brennan Garr 2009 0.00 DNP
91 79 Casey Baron 2010 0.00 DNP
92 79 Jonathan Ortiz 2011 0.00 DNP
93 79 Matt Meyer 2010 0.00 DNP
94 79 Justin Freeman 2012 0.00 DNP
95 79 Marquis Fleming 2012 0.00 DNP
96 79 Jose De La Torre 2011 0.00 DNP
97 79 Blake Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
98 79 Steven Geltz 2013 0.00 DNP
99 79 Sammy Gervacio 2010 12.27
100 79 Greg Holland 2011 1.95

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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 Brian Moran has a deceptive delivery that should make for a good LOOGY; oddly, though, lefties bring out his wild side.
2011 Brian Moran puts up the kind of K/BB ratios that make stat-geeks swoon, but he relies on deception to play up an average fastball and fringy secondary stuff. His bubble might burst in the high minors, but until it does, the Mís will promote him with major-league LOOGY-dom in mind.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarR.J. Anderson2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarCraig Goldstein2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRule 5 Draft Recap: Scouting the PicksJeff Moore2013-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRule 5 Draft Recap: Scouting the PicksBP Prospect Staff2013-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessCampus Notes: Virginia Coach Adapts Measures of SuccessCharles Dahan2010-05-12


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brian Moran threw 82 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2013, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (85mph) and Slider (78mph), also mixing in a Change (79mph).