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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date7-13-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age23 years, 1 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
-0.62012
0.32013
1.22014
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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
2012 ARI 20 6 6 29.3 29.3 0.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 133 30 20 19 6 52 13 13 2 21 5.83 5.90 7.01 -6.4 -0.6
2013 ARI 21 7 7 38.7 38.7 0.0 2 3 0 0 3 0 170 38 23 22 7 69 15 13 2 36 5.12 4.83 4.95 2.4 0.3
2014 ANA 22 18 18 113.0 113.0 0.0 5 5 0 0 8 2 464 107 59 54 9 156 30 29 4 86 4.30 3.58 4.47 3.9 0.4
Career3131181.0181.00.0811001227671751029522277585581434.724.224.99-0.20.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 ANG Rk 3 2 6.0 3.09 135 .155 .263 .337 .351 .266 .267 96 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 ORM Rk 2 0 4.0 3.83 134 .263 .290 .364 .461 .281 .462 110 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 CDR A 19 14 82.3 4.90 100 .237 .257 .335 .384 .257 .316 107 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2010 SBN A 4 4 16.0 3.28 133 .214 .252 .330 .372 .248 .324 107 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2011 VIS A+ 17 17 100.7 3.53 129 .226 .277 .347 .429 .278 .309 99 30.3 3.0 30.3 3.0
2011 MOB AA 10 10 57.7 2.98 144 .207 .269 .334 .417 .259 .306 111 19.0 1.9 18.1 1.7
2012 ARI MLB 6 6 29.3 7.01 37 .283 .252 .313 .392 .261 .264 100 -5.2 -0.6 -6.4 -0.6
2012 MOB AA 13 13 69.7 4.35 105 .245 .243 .319 .371 .254 .291 104 9.5 1.0 10.2 1.1
2012 RNO AAA 9 9 52.7 4.74 118 .213 .280 .342 .424 .269 .306 116 11.4 1.1 10.6 1.1
2013 ARI MLB 7 7 38.7 4.95 82 .275 .251 .309 .386 .256 .282 104 0.9 0.1 2.4 0.3
2013 VIS A+ 1 1 5.7 5.10 110 .316 .266 .328 .385 .272 .385 115 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 RNO AAA 19 17 104.0 4.10 121 .258 .270 .337 .414 .266 .353 109 23.7 2.4 21.9 2.1
2014 ANA MLB 18 18 113.0 4.47 92 .253 .249 .311 .385 .258 .293 99 4.5 0.5 3.9 0.4
2014 SLC AAA 1 1 3.0 6.11 67 .373 .265 .328 .396 .259 .417 93 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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 ORM Rk 0 0 0 2 0 4.0 5 1 6 0 62% .462 11.2 2.2 0.0 13.5 1.50 4.50 1.4 0.1
2009 ANG Rk 0 0 0 3 2 6.0 4 1 7 0 53% .267 6.0 1.5 0.0 10.5 0.83 0.00 2.1 0.2
2010 CDR A 8 4 0 19 14 82.3 78 21 82 6 53% .316 8.5 2.3 0.7 9.0 1.20 3.61 8.6 0.9
2010 SBN A 1 1 0 4 4 16.0 13 4 20 1 58% .324 7.3 2.2 0.6 11.2 1.06 1.69 4.8 0.5
2011 MOB AA 4 1 0 10 10 57.7 45 15 73 4 45% .306 7.0 2.3 0.6 11.4 1.04 2.50 18.1 1.7
2011 VIS A+ 5 5 0 17 17 100.7 81 34 125 6 53% .309 7.2 3.0 0.5 11.2 1.14 3.22 30.3 3.0
2012 MOB AA 5 4 0 13 13 69.7 63 21 71 8 45% .291 8.1 2.7 1.0 9.2 1.21 2.84 10.2 1.1
2012 ARI MLB 1 3 0 6 6 29.3 30 13 21 6 36% .264 9.2 4.0 1.8 6.4 1.47 5.83 -6.4 -0.6
2012 RNO AAA 4 2 0 9 9 52.7 49 16 45 4 47% .306 8.4 2.7 0.7 7.7 1.23 2.91 10.6 1.1
2013 RNO AAA 6 10 0 19 17 104.0 114 39 107 5 45% .353 9.9 3.4 0.4 9.3 1.47 4.59 21.9 2.1
2013 ARI MLB 2 3 0 7 7 38.7 38 15 36 7 45% .282 8.8 3.5 1.6 8.4 1.37 5.12 2.4 0.3
2013 VIS A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.7 5 8 8 0 23% .385 7.9 12.7 0.0 12.7 2.29 4.76 1.1 0.1
2014 ANA MLB 5 5 0 18 18 113.0 107 30 86 9 51% .293 8.5 2.4 0.7 6.8 1.21 4.30 3.9 0.4
2014 SLC AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.0 5 5 2 0 33% .417 15.0 15.0 0.0 6.0 3.33 6.00 -0.1 -0.0

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
2012 522 0.4483 0.4444 0.7845 0.6581 0.2708 0.8377 0.6795 0.2155
2013 654 0.5336 0.4526 0.7905 0.6132 0.2689 0.8505 0.6341 0.2095
2014 1682 0.5654 0.4792 0.8251 0.6362 0.2750 0.8777 0.6667 0.1749
Career28580.53670.46680.80980.63490.27280.86420.66160.1902

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-01 - 60-DL - - Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-08-13
2014-06-06 2014-07-02 15-DL 26 23 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2012-03-01 2012-03-07 Camp 6 0 Left Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $502,250
2013 ARI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$502,250
1 yrTotal$502,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 66 dCAA1 year/$502,250 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$502,250 (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Arizona 12/10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/22/12.
  • Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 8/7/10 (PTBN in 7/25/10 Haren deal).
  • Drafted 2009 (1s-40) (Santa Monica HS, Calif.). $1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .226 .261 .369 .211
11 vs R (Multi) .260 .344 .475 .291
18 Split (Multi) -.034 -.082 -.106 -.080
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .242 .286 .424 .233
31 vs R (2013) .254 .333 .466 .284
38 Split (2013) -.012 -.048 -.042 -.051
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the struggles of Tyler Skaggs? Will the Angels leave him in their rotation?
(jamesmcevoy from San Diego)
Skaggs has made some positive mechanical improvements since coming back to the Angels' system, but he still tends to fall back on bad habits from time to time. That results in inconsistency, especially when he starts manipulating his release angle (closed stride, elevated arm slot). The Angels have a lot on the line but also need IP in their starting rotation, and his fate could be tied to whether they pull anything else out of the hat before the trade deadline. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are a couple guys that have take large steps forward for you compared to last season? Anyone take a step backwards?
(Charles from MA)
Steps forward: Ventura, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs. Kluber was this good (mechanically) last year.
Steps backwards: Danny Salazar

The high fre (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the true recovery timetable on Dylan Bundy? And do you see any other SPs getting an All-Star Break call up and making an impact fantasy-wise (Noah Syndergaard, Tyler Skaggs, Jameson Taillon, etc.)?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
Is there a possibility that Bundy gets some big league innings, probably in a relief role this season? Sure. There's no reason to rush it, really. All depends on how he feels. It's more important that he's healthy in 2015 and beyond. Could make the case that he's the best pitching prospect in the minors. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)does Martin Perez's mechanics look any better this year? whats his outlook for this year/future?
(Jake from Dallas)
He does look better, with marked improvements to both his balance and posture. He joins Bauer as part of a cadre of young arms that have made big improvements to their balance (both lateral and vertical) and posture at release point since 2013, a list that includes Yordano Ventura and Tyler Skaggs. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who wins this trade Aramis Ramirez, Nate Eovaldi and Tyler Skaggs for Eric Hosmer Doug Fister and Chris Archer?
(Jason from Uranus)
Is this real? The Hosmer/Fister/Archer side, all day errday. I guess there's some cause to hesitate in redraft leagues, but even then, give me Door No. 2 (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your current thoughts on Tyler Skaggs in an AL-only fantasy league? Doug T. was pretty exuberant about the mechanical changes implemented during spring training but YTD K/BB ratio is underwhelming.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
He's one of our bigger disagreements, though Doug has seen improvements in his mechanics (from awful to not-so-good, LOL). He's a growth stock, but that means there will be some bumps. Much prefer him as an AL-only guy, so hold tight (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have more love for Eddie Butler or Andrew Heaney, and what does the future hold for Tyler Skaggs? Separately, can you rank the three in order for me, in terms of impact?
(KJ from PA)
I've come around on Heaney. I wasn't enamored with him coming out of college, but he has really impressed me as a pro. The fastball velocity has been more consistent toward his upper range, and I think he's made some excellent strides in terms of sequencing and his overall approach on the mound. I'm buying Heaney as a really good MLB starter. I like Butler as well, but given their proximity in terms of overall ceiling, give me the lefty.

As for Skaggs, I wish I knew what the future held there; I'd be a wealthy man if I could predict things like that. I'm still buying the raw talent, but even if things come together, I think he ends up more of a 3/4 starter than anything else. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Enjoyed your analysis in the SP guide. Have you noticed any noteworthy mechanical changes a pitcher has made in the early-going this year?
(John from Russia)
Thanks, John!

I noticed a handful of changes on Opening Day alone, and I wrote about it here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23225

The biggest takeaways: 1) Strasburg's posture is behind where it needs to be (and where it was at peak), and his new technique to check on baserunners is disrupting his rhythm from the stretch; and 2) Sonny Gray is also a bit behind on timing and balance, but this is common in the early season. I was more intrigued by his addition of a cutter in his first start.

I am also very pleased with Eovaldi's timing consistency so far this year. The biggest mind-blower has been Tyler Skaggs, though ... (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Tyler Skaggs has come up with a 2-seamer, how does that effect his outlook? How long will it take hitters to adjust?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
I think the biggest adjustment has been to his mechanics. Skaggs has made major improvements to his delivery since rejoining the Angels, and the ripple effect has been a boon to his velocity. His momentum is much stronger and his balance/posture have improved, a combination that has done wonders for what was once an extremely shallow release point. The deeper RP will be a key to the deception of his 2-seamer, and his command will also benefit as he learn a new timing pattern that is easier to replicate.

On the jukebox: Pink Floyd, "On the Turning Away" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Bret, Tyler Skaggs gets a lot of ink as an AL SP sleeper. Who else do you think could surprise people out of John Danks, Carrasco, Straily, Keuchel, Hutchinson, etc.? thanks!
(Spencer from London Ontario)
Does Straily count as a sleeper? I think he's very underrated and would make for a very strong pick in AL-only formats. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like best both short-term and long-term of Martin Perez, Wily Peralta, and Tyler Skaggs?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I like all three long-term, but I'd rank them Skaggs, Perez, Peralta. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)R.J., What type of year do you expect from Tyler Skaggs ?
(Harry from San Bernadino)
Solid but unspectacular, Harry. You figure he might be the odd man out if Mark Mulder makes that club, which seems unlikely but who knows. Skaggs still has a chance to become a no. 3 starter type, and though that's not what we envisioned for him a few years ago, that's a mighty fine pitcher. I'm curious to see if the Angels tweak his mechanics a bit this spring. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)RJ, Tyler Skaggs has been pretty disappointing so far albeit being young for the levels he's pitched at. Do you think he's been rushed and do you see him improving this year as the Angels 5th starter ?
(PJ from Oswego, NY)
We talked about Skaggs a bit earlier. I think it was Keith Law who pointed out the D'Backs tweaked his stride a bit last season, which may have hurt him. I suppose it's possible he was rushed on top of that as well. He should improve. The materials are still there for success, albeit at a lesser level than before. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Tyler Skaggs in a dynasty league ?
(Ernie from LA)
I like. No. 3 fantasy starter potential, just don't expect a performance that good in 2014. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike! Big gan of the podcast. Give me three sleeper pitchers for this season (ideally post-hype guys).
(dbrosene from San Mateo, CA)
Hi dbrosene

The sleeper question depends on your league, but I'll go with Tyler Skaggs, Marco Estrada, and Dan Straily. Estrada is probably the biggest stretch as a "sleeper" but I can see all three of these pitchers being undervalued in standard mixed leagues and fitting the post hype description. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Folks seem down on Tyler Skaggs this off-season. What think you?
(Mr C from Milwaukee)
I still think he's a solid #3 starter in the end. He has some adjustments to make in terms of controlling his fastball, sequencing his pitches better, and just making an overall adjustment to the level of competition in MLB, so he may not approach that #3 level for a couple of seasons but I do think he will get there. (Mark Anderson)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Angels/Dbacks/White Sox trade? How do you like Santiago and Skaggs in Anaheim?
(Dennis from LA)
Hi Dennis.

I'm glad somebody asked this.

Let's start with the White Sox. A lot of the smart baseball folks on my Twitter timeline were enthused by Adam Eaton, but I'm not all that excited. Even if you see him as a starter and not a fourth outfielder, Eaton's upside seems limited to me. His batting averages in the minor leagues were PCL driven and I see more of a .260 hitter here with not enough power to make a huge splash. From a needs perspective, I can see why the Sox gave up Hector Santiago, but I think the Sox could have done a little better.

The Diamondbacks made the play for a big power hitter, but while Mark Trumbo might hit 35-40 home runs for Arizona he has a number of flaws. He isn't a good on base option, and his defense in the outfield is going to be a big downgrade for the D-backs. Moving an outfielder made sense for Arizona but moving Eaton for another outfielder isn't necessarily the right play. Trumbo is an overall upgrade on Eaton, though, so even though the Diamondbacks are paying a lot for the right to this upgrade, it is an improvement overall.

However, the Diamondbacks didn't just give up Eaton. They also gave up on Tyler Skaggs. A number of scouts/scouting types are down on Skaggs now, but he's still very young and could develop into more than just a #3 or #4 starter. The Angels give up Trumbo and lose out on a power hitter but gain some considerable upside in both Skaggs and Santiago...and avoid paying a pitcher like Ubaldo Jimenez $15-16 million per year in this crazy free agent market. Maybe Skaggs and Santiago work out and maybe they don't, but I like the play that the Angels made here. From a fantasy perspective, the park is going to help both of those pitchers out a lot, but from a baseball perspective the Angels suddenly look a lot stronger than they did yesterday. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)So I'm walking around the hotel in my Birkenstocks, thinking about taking a bath, when I hear about todays three-team trade. Who are the trades fantasy winners/losers?
(Jeff Passan from #BathEvening)
Hi Jeff:

I already answered the three-way-trade question a couple of questions ago, but looked at it more from an MLB perspective. From a fantasy standpoint, Adam Eaton probably figures to gain more playing time, while Alejandro de Aza could lose time or get traded. Mark Trumbo should see a home run boost moving from Anaheim to Arizona. Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago both benefit moving to pitchers' parks. Archie Bradley is the sneaky winner; he might have seen his timetable moved forward with the trade of Skaggs out of the organization. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Tyler Skaggs can return to the form that made him a top prospect last year?
(Josh from Chicago)
I have never been a big fan of Skaggs, as his delivery poses a ton of roadblocks to success. His closed stride and blatant over-the-top limit his release distance, and he has a tendency to release the breaking ball very early in the rotational sequence. Topping it off, he shortened his stride this past season, which further shrunk his release distance. The net result of these elements is that batters get a very long look at the baseball, which more than counteracts any advantages imposed by his deception. He did make some improvements to balance last season, so he could be on the road to improvement, but he has a steep hill to climb and his stuff is not enough to cover for the mechanical lapses. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be as put off by Tyler Skaggs as I am? He's highly touted but color me unimpressed, when I've seen him pitch. Stuff seems so-so and he really "shows the ball" to RH hitters. Thoughts?
(Matt from Chicago)
That's interesting because he's had a (SSS) gnarly platoon split in the majors. He's young, he'll have to be crafty and rely on his potential to extend and pitch downhill for his stuff to play up. I like the guy, I took him as my 5th starter in the Under 90 MPH Draft with Sam and Ben. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What does Tyler Skaggs need to work on? I see him as another Sean Marshall which is okay with me.
(Boz from ())
My contention is that Skaggs has a ton of work to do. He does so many things that are intended to manipulate his arm angle - from a closed stride that is directed at the left-hand batter's box to his excessive spine tilt - that he is minimizing his potential effectiveness. The tricks might survive in the bullpen, but as a starter they create serious obstacles to pitch repetition. The techniques also give Skaggs a very shallow release point, which actually functions to limit his deception. I don't know that the D'Backs are trying to make any adjustments, but I feel that his ceiling is severely limited until he makes a drastic change to approach.

On the jukebox: Rage Against the Machine, "Killing in the Name of" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was the Hickory team for the Rangers the most star studded prospect team in recent memlryr
(Mark from Charlotte )
Give me the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Mike Trout, Pat Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Johnny Hellweg, Garrett Richards, Ariel Pena, Fabio Martinez, Jean Segura, Randal Grichuk. Man, the Angles traded almost every single one of those guys away. And you wonder why their farm system is barren right now. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Tyler Skaggs? What do you see as his floor / ceiling?
(DS from LA)
It's been a slightly disappointing season, no doubt. I think the floor is as a back-end rotation guy and the ceiling is as a mid-rotation (#3) guy. Still think there's a decent chance he gets to #3 status. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Gibson and Tyler Skaggs have been a little underwhelming results-wise this year, though, of course, they are still in the infancy stages of their MLB careers. Which do you like better, and what do you see their respective floors/upsides to be? Thank you for your great work!
(Dennis from LA)
I definitely prefer Gibson, largely because I just can't stand Skaggs' delivery. Skaggs has a very closed stride and an extreme over-the-top delivery, as if he is trying to reach for the top-left corner of the hitter's visual window. It might be deceptive with respect to angles and downhill plane, but he makes major sacrifices to pitch repetition and depth at release point. Batters get a long look at his pitches despite the deception, and he doesn't throw hard enough to get away with such poor command.

Gibson has some red flags in his delivery as well, including a posture change that is not nearly as dire as that of Skaggs. I also prefer Gibson's pitch mix, but he has some room for growth, given that he has a stable delivery early in the sequence that loses efficiency after foot strike.

On the jukebox: Beatles, "Wait" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Jimmy Nelson, Chris Owings, Brandon Workman, Tyler Skaggs, and Johnny Cueto just got traded for R.A. Dickey, Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, and Adam Dunn in my league. Not a fan of the veto so I wont veto this trade in my league, but just how lopsided is this for the side receiving Lee, Dickey, etc.?
(Gary from Georgia)
Hi Gary:

It depends on if your league has contracts or allows you to slot guys into rounds if you have a draft league. Cueto is a potentially strong keep assuming health and Skaggs has a nice ceiling. I've seen leagues where getting Cueto and Skaggs will net you four players, and it's not like Dickey or Dunn have been anything close to elite. It sounds like this is atypical for your league, though. The answer to these types of questions often depend more on your league culture than anything else. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much does being a left-hander help a pitching prospect's stock? If Tyler Skaggs were right handed but with the same stuff, how much would his stock decline?
(Jim from Portland)
Significantly. Good pitchers are good pitchers, but good left-handed pitchers get the love. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of the top Minor League arms, who's mechanics impress you the most/least?
(Shawnykid23 from Newington)
We are really in a renaissance of young pitchers right now with respect to mechanics. I usually have many reservations with prospects, but the top arms right now are legit.

I really like Bundy because of the combination of stable baseline + room to improve. Taijuan Walker is fascinating, and though he is currently more volatile than Bundy, his peak delivery is even more impressive (I also dig the frame). Jameson Taillon has an incredibly advanced delivery for his age, and while Gerrit Cole has excellent mechanics and might have the higher ceiling, I believe Taillon will enjoy more immediate success when he is promoted to the bigs.

The one delivery that drives me nuts is Tyler Skaggs. He is completely inefficient in the effort to create deception, and I think that MLB hitters are going to expose his weaknesses. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've inherited a last place team in a H2H dynasty league. I have 1st pick in supplemental propsect draft(initial 5 rd prospect draft was last year so most of the usual suspects are already gone). Thoughts on Buxton and Addison Russell? Is thier ceiling worth the wait, or should I take someone closer such as Tyler Skaggs?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I'm super happy to answer all fantasy questions, because they're quick and fun and specific, but a caveat that if I were *actaully* making this decision for your team a) I'd want to look at a thousand variables that I am not currently privy to and b) my decision would ultimately not probably matter cause mostly this is coin flipping between comparable options.

The thing is that you really have to ask yourself how confident you are in the other league owners. If this is a league that is likely to hold on for 10 years, yes, patience is an undervalued commodity. If there's any chance at all that it's going to dissolve in three years, don't put yourself through the potential agony of watching it fold just when you're on the cusp of cashing in. (I'd probably take Russell though) (Sam Miller)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any of the top pitching prospects a future injury risks, specifically Walker, Cole, Fernandez, Wheeler and Bundy?
(cal guy from cal)
We are fortunate to be witnessing a renaissance of young talent on the mound. I typically have many reservations about the mechanics of young pitchers, but the mechanical profile of every pitcher that you mentioned is incredibly advanced for his age. There are a couple of risky guys out there - Tyler Skaggs stands out as an inefficient pitcher - but the majority of the other top prospects are well ahead of the standard development curve. I haven't been able to say that for years, but beyond the five that you mentioned, I have also been impressed by Shelby Miller and Kyle Zimmer, among others.

My pet player is Jose (J.O.) Berrios. He had the best mechanics in the 2012 draft, in my opinion, and the #32 overall pick exemplifies the change of approach that we are seeing in Minnesota. I am very high on his future, and would buy Berrios stock if he were a publicly-traded commodity.

On the jukebox: Pink Floyd, "Sheep" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which players mechanics worry you the most?
(Henry from bar)
The easy answer is Chris Sale, and it's a legitimate concern. I also worry about Tyler Skaggs, Wily Peralta, and Mike Fiers for various reasons. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like more: Trevor Bauer or Tyler Skaggs? Where would you rank Jameosn Taillon in that trio?
(Dennis from Lafayette)
I'm a big Skaggs guy. Taillon last of those three. Very close on Bauer/Skaggs (Paul Sporer)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league w/ farm system (7x7 obp, xbh,hld, qs)- I am being offered my choice of Matt Moore or David Price, Tyler Skaggs, R. Soriano, Jonny Venters, and two-4 first round picks for my Gerrit Cole and Craig Kimbrel, and Clayton Kershaw. Yes, No, or Maybe So?
(Mitch from Buffalo)
I'm not sure what's going to be available at those picks, but unless it is substantial talent I would pass. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league I'm looking to deal my Tyler Skaggs for Billy Hamilton. I need a CF (for next season), and I have plenty of SP depth. I should take this deal and squeal with joy, right?
(Francois from Toronto)
Yes, even if you didn't have the pitching depth. Hitting over pitching when dealing with fantasy prospects is definitely the way to go as a rule of thumb, but then you have a situation where the fantasy value of Hamilton is much higher (potentially, of course) than Skaggs' even if Skaggs gets pretty close to his high ceiling. (Paul Sporer)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking back at Tyler Skaggs' 2012 season. He seemed to struggle getting the third out of an inning. Is this a skill that a younger pitcher can learn or is it something that you either can do or not? Thanks in advance for the response.
(Jim from Milwaukee)
Skaggs struggles with repetition in any count, given the inconsistencies with his stride and the extreme angles he uses for deception, but getting third out certainly should not be an issue in and of itself, unless he has some psychological block when he gets to two outs. I expect him to struggle for awhile against advanced hitters (who will sit on their pitch), which will force him to gain consistency and command.

On the jukebox: Nirvana, "Drain You" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all the breakout seasons from several rookies this year, what rookies do you see potential big seasons from next year?
(Rockford from Treeline)
You mentioned Shelby Miller and Wily Peralta earlier. Among pitchers, I think we'll see a much better showing from Tyler Skaggs and Casey Kelly in the National League, and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing Dylan Bundy in the AL. At the plate, I'll go with Jurickson Profar, Wil Myers, and perhaps toward the end of the year, a cameo from Billy Hamilton. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-08-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Ian Kennedy and Tyler Skaggs for David Price in a keeper league, or is that too steep?
(Sara from Tacoma)
What are the rules of the keeper league? It's all about context. (Derek Carty)
2012-04-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)do you expect Bauer to get called up by June 1st or sooner?
(Pablo from NJ)
The walks are a concern with Trevor Bauer, because they spike his pitch count early and prevent him from going deep into games. He has the stuff to miss bats in the majors right now, and I would not be surprised if he could already outpitch Josh Collmenter, but it's worth giving him some time in Double-A to work on the control. I do think we'll either see Bauer or his teammate Tyler Skaggs by June 1. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Derek, thanks for the chat. Many people know I am better performer in the second half of season career-wise. Would you mind name more players you consider worth monitoring or even prospects who could have a big showing?
(Adam Laroche from National Capital)
Sorry, Adam, but I donít buy the whole first-half/second-half thing for most players. As far as prospects that could be recalled and make an impact go, there are a lot of guys that could fit the bill. To name a few: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Trevor Bauer, Joe Benson, Joe Wieland, Robbie Erlin, Leonys Martin, Tyler Skaggs, Jacob Turner, Brad Peacock, Jarrod Parker, Nolan Arenado, Danny Hultzen, and Brett Jackson. (Derek Carty)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to choose for a trade-preference list, would you prefer Tyler Skaggs, Archie Bradley, or Trevor Bauer?
(sportspopery from cubicle hell)
Bradley. He could be very special. He has the highest ceiling on that list. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Skaggs and Archie Bradley- frontline starters? #1's or #2's?
(Mike from Dover AF Base)
Possibly. Things are going to happen along the way that make the projection more representational. Both have a chance to develop into very good starters at the major league level. (Jason Parks)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you put these in order of highest ceiling to lowest: Gerrit Cole, Teheran, Shelby Miller, Jarrod Parker, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Tyler Skaggs. Thanks!
(Jeff from WDC)
Cole, Miller, Teheran, Wheeler, Parker, Skaggs,Harvey (Jason Parks)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, with Drew going down for the year I'm left with Chipper (DL) and Peralta for my SS/3B who are some available pick ups to see me through?
(Brian from Rhode Island)
I lost Drew too and was immediately offered Ryan Theriot and Tyler Skaggs for Shelby Miller. Um, no. I'm not sure you're going to find anyone better than Peralta on the pickup pile; Peralta is hitting .351 over the last 20 or so games with 12 runs and 11 RBI. (Jason Collette)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cheslor Cuthbert is 18 years old, hitting .329 with a .869 OPS at a third. Have other people caught on yet?
(Travis from KC)
KG has him in his Top 50 midseason and had him in his Top 15 even after the Grienke deal. He's obviously taken a big step to actualizing the talent. But it's very tough for most to get too excited about a player before they do it at AA. Remember: Jerry DiPoto got crushed at the deadline for the Dan Haren deal last year because the best player in it was at Low A. Tyler Skaggs has turned into a really good prospect, but, most want success at a higher level before going, well, ape over them. (Mike Ferrin)


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Tyler Skaggs has thrown 3,120 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Sinker (93mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (91mph) and Slider (85mph).