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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.7 5.12 1.34 26 2 1 1 -0.3
Birth Date11-10-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32013
-0.32014
2015
2016
-0.32017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2011 KCA MLB 57 0 62.0 4 4 0 55 31 65 8 .263 110 8.0 4.5 1.2 9.4 53% .290 .247 1.39 4.14 2.76 86 3.43 82.4 1.0
2012 KCA MLB 73 0 64.7 3 1 2 54 22 65 4 .264 103 7.5 3.1 0.6 9.0 53% .298 .219 1.18 2.91 3.48 76 3.26 77.0 1.2
2013 KCA MLB 57 0 48.0 7 5 1 49 22 44 6 .267 100 9.2 4.1 1.1 8.2 51% .316 .285 1.48 4.37 3.38 95 4.08 101.7 0.3
2014 KCA MLB 67 0 59.0 6 1 3 52 24 34 10 .260 101 7.9 3.7 1.5 5.2 45% .239 .267 1.29 5.43 4.12 115 4.94 126.4 -0.3
CareerMLB2540233.7201162109920828.2631048.13.81.18.050%.283.2531.324.173.43963.9699.61.9

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 gcr Wnt 4 4 15.3 0 2 0 17 2 12 2 .000 10.0 1.2 1.2 7.1 0% .312 .000 1.24 5.15 5.88 0 0.00 0.0
2010 WIL A+ 7 7 44.0 2 3 0 51 6 53 6 .250 108 10.4 1.2 1.2 10.8 54% .378 .258 1.30 3.25 5.93 75 2.32 85.0
2010 NWA AA 22 22 119.3 7 7 0 130 59 90 13 .259 106 9.8 4.5 1.0 6.8 64% .315 .271 1.58 4.71 5.66 113 6.15 116.6
2011 KCA MLB 57 0 62.0 4 4 0 55 31 65 8 .263 110 8.0 4.5 1.2 9.4 53% .290 .247 1.39 4.14 2.76 86 3.43 82.4
2012 KCA MLB 73 0 64.7 3 1 2 54 22 65 4 .264 103 7.5 3.1 0.6 9.0 53% .298 .219 1.18 2.91 3.48 76 3.26 77.0
2013 KCA MLB 57 0 48.0 7 5 1 49 22 44 6 .267 100 9.2 4.1 1.1 8.2 51% .316 .285 1.48 4.37 3.38 95 4.08 101.7
2014 KCA MLB 67 0 59.0 6 1 3 52 24 34 10 .260 101 7.9 3.7 1.5 5.2 45% .239 .267 1.29 5.43 4.12 115 4.94 126.4
2014 NWA AA 2 0 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 .258 98 9.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 56% .250 .272 1.33 7.79 3.00 105 5.33 109.8
2016 CUB Rk 3 2 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .270 96 6.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 50% .250 .114 0.67 2.78 0.00 92 3.54 99.8

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
2011 1013 0.4610 0.4255 0.7077 0.5803 0.2930 0.8524 0.4625 0.2923
2012 953 0.4627 0.4512 0.6907 0.6077 0.3164 0.8582 0.4136 0.3093
2013 794 0.4723 0.4559 0.7569 0.6480 0.2840 0.8848 0.4958 0.2431
2014 927 0.4908 0.4196 0.8226 0.5912 0.2542 0.9294 0.5833 0.1774
Career36870.47140.43720.74280.60470.28740.88020.48740.2572

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-11 2011-07-14 DTD 3 0 - General Medical Illness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 MIA $1,975,000
2014 KCA $1,475,000
2013 KCA $1,280,000
2012 KCA $1,600,000
2011 KCA $1,400,000
2010 KCA $900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$8,630,000
6 yrTotal$8,630,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dExcel Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/19/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.975M (2015). Re-signed by Miami 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Miami 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.28M). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection. Acquired by Miami in trade from Kansas City 11/28/14.
  • 1 year/$1.28M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13.
  • 3 years/$3M (2010-12). Signed Major League contract with Kansas City 9/18/09. $1.5M signing bonus. Estimated salaries: 10:$0.4M, 11:$0.5M, 12:$0.6M. Salaries may increase based on when Crow is promoted to Major Leagues, with total value of contract increasing to as much as $4.5M.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2009 (1-12) (Fort Worth of independent American Association). Drafted by Washington 2008 (1-9) (Missouri). Did not sign.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.2 1.1 2.6 59 0 51.8 41 19 34 7 .226 1.15 4.08 4.43 2.1 0.2
80o 2.8 0.9 2.2 52 0 45.6 39 18 30 6 .240 1.24 4.49 4.88 -0.4 -0.0
70o 2.5 0.8 1.9 47 0 41.2 37 17 27 6 .250 1.31 4.79 5.22 -1.8 -0.2
60o 2.2 0.7 1.7 43 0 37.6 35 16 25 6 .258 1.37 5.06 5.51 -2.8 -0.3
50o 2 0.6 1.5 39 0 34.3 34 15 23 6 .266 1.43 5.31 5.79 -3.6 -0.4
40o 1.8 0.5 1.3 36 0 31.1 32 15 21 5 .274 1.49 5.56 6.07 -4.2 -0.5
30o 1.5 0.4 1.1 32 0 27.7 30 14 18 5 .283 1.56 5.84 6.38 -4.7 -0.5
20o 1.3 0.3 0.9 27 0 23.9 27 12 16 4 .294 1.64 6.17 6.75 -5.0 -0.5
10o 1 0.2 0.7 22 0 18.8 23 10 13 4 .308 1.76 6.64 7.28 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.90.61.438033.53215225.2641.415.275.74-3.4-0.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183121141036371625644.3031.495.216.039.34.06.31.5-0.4
20193221250044441831744.2981.425.206.029.13.76.41.4-0.5
20203320134030311320644.2941.485.666.569.43.96.11.8-0.5
20213421136031321119544.2921.375.246.079.23.25.51.4-0.3
20223520135031321320644.2911.455.646.539.33.85.81.7-0.5
20233610123020211016544.3001.525.986.939.34.47.12.2-0.4

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1 94 J.P. Howell 2013 2.18
2 92 James Russell 2016 18.69
3 91 Tony Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
4 91 Rick Croushore 2001 0.00 DNP
5 91 Juan Rincon 2009 7.12
6 89 Jesse Crain 2012 2.44
7 89 Dave LaRoche 1978 3.39
8 89 Scott Sauerbeck 2002 2.59
9 89 Mark Lowe 2013 9.26
10 89 Joakim Soria 2014 3.86
11 88 Duaner Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
12 88 Mark Davis 1991 5.17
13 88 Chris Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
14 88 Antonio Osuna 2003 3.91
15 88 Rod Scurry 1986 4.35
16 88 John Grabow 2009 3.48
17 87 Jeremy Affeldt 2009 2.02
18 87 Jack Baldschun 1967 4.15
19 87 Jonathan Broxton 2014 2.30
20 87 Tom Timmermann 1970 4.75
21 87 Juan Gutierrez 2014 4.24
22 86 Eric Plunk 1994 3.17
23 86 Joe Boever 1991 4.03
24 86 Curtis Leskanic 1998 4.40
25 86 Greg McCarthy 1999 0.00 DNP
26 86 Pedro Feliciano 2007 3.66
27 86 Logan Ondrusek 2015 0.00 DNP
28 86 Dennys Reyes 2007 4.60
29 85 Tim Stoddard 1983 6.09
30 85 Peter Moylan 2009 3.58
31 85 Ed Glynn 1983 8.03
32 85 Matt Albers 2013 3.57
33 85 Jason Christiansen 2000 5.44
34 85 Cliff Politte 2004 4.56
35 85 Mike MacDougal 2007 7.87
36 85 Andrew Bailey 2014 0.00 DNP
37 85 Kyle McClellan 2014 0.00 DNP
38 85 Vic Darensbourg 2001 4.44
39 85 Joe Hoerner 1967 3.41
40 85 Turk Wendell 1997 4.95
41 85 Doug Bair 1980 4.45
42 85 Dan Miceli 2001 5.80
43 84 Danys Baez 2008 0.00 DNP
44 84 Bob Allen 1968 0.00 DNP
45 84 Steve Cishek 2016 3.03
46 84 Jim Mecir 2000 3.28
47 84 Alan Embree 2000 5.25
48 84 Ryan Webb 2016 5.71
49 84 Todd Van Poppel 2002 5.45
50 84 Joba Chamberlain 2016 3.15
51 84 Manny Delcarmen 2012 0.00 DNP
52 84 Dave Geisel 1985 7.00
53 84 Steve Farr 1987 4.85
54 83 Manny Corpas 2013 4.54
55 83 Casey Janssen 2012 2.54
56 83 Greg Cadaret 1992 4.69
57 83 Elias Sosa 1980 3.27
58 83 Taylor Buchholz 2012 0.00 DNP
59 83 Lance Cormier 2011 11.20
60 83 Brian Bruney 2012 0.00
61 83 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
62 83 Mike Stanton 1983 3.60
63 83 Frank Dipino 1987 3.60
64 83 Brandon Lyon 2010 3.23
65 83 Ricardo Rincon 2000 3.15
66 83 Ken Dayley 1989 3.11
67 83 Xavier Hernandez 1996 5.19
68 83 Scott Ruskin 1993 18.00
69 82 Ed Roebuck 1962 4.60 DNP
70 82 Al Alburquerque 2016 13.50
71 82 Tom House 1977 4.73
72 82 Chris Reitsma 2008 0.00 DNP
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75 82 Blaine Boyer 2012 0.00 DNP
76 82 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
77 82 Bill Wilson 1973 7.21
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80 82 Arthur Rhodes 2000 4.41
81 82 Anthony Swarzak 2016 5.90
82 82 Jerry Don Gleaton 1988 4.03
83 82 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
84 82 Luis Ayala 2008 6.30
85 82 Hector Mercado 2004 0.00 DNP
86 82 Joe Beckwith 1985 4.36
87 82 Windy McCall 1956 3.19
88 82 Mike Marshall 1973 3.08
89 82 Ryan Madson 2011 2.37
90 81 Randy Myers 1993 3.11
91 81 Andy Hassler 1982 3.03
92 81 Dyar Miller 1976 3.15
93 81 Armando Almanza 2003 6.62
94 81 Gene Harris 1995 4.30
95 81 John Parrish 2008 4.04
96 81 Rafael Perez 2012 3.52
97 81 Tug McGraw 1975 3.42 DNP
98 81 C.J. Wilson 2011 3.59
99 81 David Carpenter 2016 0.00 DNP
100 81 Bill Bray 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Aaron Crow's precipitous fall from first-round grace smacked the pavement elbow first in 2015, as he succumbed to Tommy John surgery without throwing a single pitch for his new organization.
2015 Crow's fourth full year in the Royals' bullpen turned out to be his last, as the Topeka native was shipped off to Miami in November. A former top pick, Crow's peripherals have been headed in the wrong direction for years and last year wandered clean off the map. His velocity was down from its mid-90s peak, his sinker didn't have much sink and his woeful walk and strikeout rates helped Crow post baseball's worst FIP among relievers who worked at least 50 innings. The Marlins, always willing to try new ways to fail, are toying with the idea of putting him in the rotation. Curious, to say the least, given how few bats he missed when he was throwing all-out in relief. Think Tanner Scheppers.
2014 A declining strikeout rate and increasing walk and home run rates represented a triple crown of disappointment for Crow. His Tick Licker is a two-seam fastball with heavy sink, but he uncharacteristically left it up in the zone with alarming frequency last year; opponents took advantage, posting a .280 TAv. Nevertheless, he had the second-highest leverage index among Royal relievers and appeared in more tie games than any member of the relief corps. Then, he seemed to lose the faith of his manager in September, making just four appearances in the seasonís final month. Maybe with good reason.
2013 With a 95-mph fastball and a wicked slider, Crow enjoyed a consistent season coming out of the pen for the Royals. In many ways, heís an ideal reliever, possessing a high strikeout rate, solid control, and a sinking fastball that leads to a groundball rate over 50 percent. Crow was drafted as a starter, but moved to the bullpen when he struggled in the rotation in the minors. The Royals are always in the market for starting pitching, so itís natural to consider their right-hander. However, given his comfort and success in his current role, itís probably best for everyone if he sticks with short relief.
2012 After his first professional season (2010, Double-A), the Royals' top pick in the 2009 draft battled mechanical issues and was demoted to High-A. However, a strong spring meant Crow was a surprise addition to the Opening Day bullpen and he built an exceptional first half into a selection to the All-Star team as the Royals' lone representative. His fastball lives in the mid-90s and can approach 98 mph on occasion. His slider is a plus pitch with exceptional lateral movement. Shortly after the All-Star Game, it was revealed he had been dealing with a stiff shoulder and forearm tightness: he limped to the finish line with a 7.36 ERA over the final two months of the season. The poor finish doesnít discourage the Royals, who are going to give him a long look in the rotation this spring.
2011 No organization can have a perfect season down on the farm, and Crow represented one of Kansas City's few low notes in 2010. After choosing not to sign with the Nationals out of the 2008 draft, Crow got $3 million from the Royals the following year, but the layoff left considerable rust. Scouts see plenty of stuff in his arm, which still reaches the low-to-mid-90s with a sinking fastball, and his slider still features plenty of break, but an inability to throw strikes as he fought with his mechanics turned Crow into a one-pitch guy at times last year, with predictable results. He shouldn't be written off, but a move to the bullpen could be in order.
2010 Drafted by the Nationals with the ninth overall pick of the 2008 draft, Crow didn't sign and ended up going to the Royals in 2009 at 12th overall, losing some of the bonus money the Nats offered in the process, but gaining a major-league contract. In the year between the two selections he took some time off, pitching some indendent league ball in the spring, and his stuff was still good but not nearly as sharp as it had looked in college. Now a year older and a year further away from free agency, Crow is still a power arm with good velocity and a good slider. He'll be expected to move up quickly, and at his age he almost has to if he's going to make up for his lack of pro experience.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)We in Canada have only been drafting Rule IV guys right after their June draft since 2009. That was the Dustin Ackley - Aaron Crow class in the American League. We've been drafting about 3 or 4 of them every June's first round ever since. It is too soon to say how many of them were a worthwhile pick. If Bryon Buxton turns out as good as expected that will make up for a long list of duds who didn't bring significant value. With your experience, can you quantify how worthwhile it has been to jump on these top picks right away?
(John Carter from T.O.)
Since so many of the superstars in Scoresheet are first acquired in the supplemental that follows the MLB rule IV draft, we advocate grabbing as many of those lottery tickets as possible. You can keep the superstars indefinitely, so you don't have to be successful too often for it to be worthwhile taking those chances with supplemental picks. In some leagues, it's the only way you're going to end up with a player of that caliber, like Strasburg, Harper, Longoria, Tulowitzki, etc. In almost leagues, it's a great way to build up your keepers. We once said that in general you should trade for keepers and draft for depth, and the ability to pick up these potential superstars in a supplemental draft is the most obvious exception to that particular phrase. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Aaron Crow threw 4,309 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).