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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
5.7 4.42 1.40 4 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date7-10-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
2014
0.12015
0.22016
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DRA-Based 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 WARP
2015 KCA MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 .262 98 7.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 72% .278 .213 1.33 4.10 4.50 104 3.52 0.1
2016 KCA MLB 9 0 13.0 0 0 0 15 5 11 1 .264 104 10.4 3.5 0.7 7.6 68% .359 .253 1.54 3.56 4.85 95 3.96 0.2
CareerMLB13019.0000208141.2631029.53.80.56.669%.333.2411.473.734.74973.860.2

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
2012 KNC A 10 6 35.3 2 3 0 34 16 31 2 .261 102 8.7 4.1 0.5 7.9 53% .302 .277 1.42 3.86 2.55
2012 ROY Rk 1 1 0.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 .390 0.00 4.37 0.00
2013 LEX A 5 0 15.0 1 1 1 7 6 15 0 .257 92 4.2 3.6 0.0 9.0 56% .206 .165 0.87 2.88 1.20
2013 WIL A+ 12 0 27.0 2 0 1 18 8 22 0 .251 99 6.0 2.7 0.0 7.3 67% .240 .191 0.96 2.72 1.33
2013 NWA AA 24 0 33.0 2 0 1 38 18 40 0 .258 104 10.4 4.9 0.0 10.9 65% .427 .276 1.70 2.54 5.18
2014 NWA AA 35 0 48.7 1 2 3 42 16 36 3 .260 98 7.8 3.0 0.6 6.7 60% .267 .260 1.19 3.61 3.88
2014 OMA AAA 11 0 19.0 1 2 0 23 10 13 4 .267 101 10.9 4.7 1.9 6.2 63% .328 .294 1.74 6.65 6.16
2015 KCA MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 3 3 0 .262 98 7.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 72% .278 .213 1.33 4.10 4.50
2015 OMA AAA 41 0 63.3 2 3 14 48 17 50 5 .274 97 6.8 2.4 0.7 7.1 64% .243 .218 1.03 3.90 2.56
2016 KCA MLB 9 0 13.0 0 0 0 15 5 11 1 .264 104 10.4 3.5 0.7 7.6 68% .359 .253 1.54 3.56 4.85
2016 OMA AAA 21 0 29.0 2 0 1 30 10 23 2 .268 9.3 3.1 0.6 7.1 68% .318 .254 1.38 4.18 2.79
2016 ROY Rk 5 2 7.3 0 0 0 8 2 12 0 .265 87 9.8 2.5 0.0 14.7 50% .444 .268 1.36 2.50 4.91

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
2015 85 0.5529 0.4588 0.8205 0.5745 0.3158 0.8889 0.6667 0.1795
2016 217 0.4332 0.5253 0.7456 0.6383 0.4390 0.8667 0.6111 0.2544
Career3020.46690.50660.76670.62030.40430.87290.62670.2333

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
2011-06-20 2011-09-09 Minors 81 76 Left Shoulder Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 34 d1 year/$0.5088M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5088M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/15.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2010 (6-179) (Sonoma State). $0.125M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.4 1 0 44 0 65.8 54 20 49 6 .253 1.11 3.24 3.52 6.6 0.7
80o 2.3 1 0 44 0 59.1 52 19 44 6 .268 1.21 3.64 3.95 4.4 0.5
70o 2.3 0.9 0 44 0 54.4 51 19 40 6 .278 1.27 3.93 4.27 2.7 0.3
60o 2.2 0.9 0 44 0 50.5 49 18 37 5 .288 1.33 4.18 4.55 1.3 0.1
50o 2.2 0.8 0 44 0 47.0 48 17 35 5 .296 1.39 4.43 4.81 -0.1 -0.0
40o 2.2 0.8 0 44 0 43.5 46 17 32 5 .305 1.45 4.67 5.08 -1.5 -0.2
30o 2.1 0.7 0 44 0 39.9 44 16 30 5 .314 1.52 4.94 5.37 -2.9 -0.3
20o 2.1 0.7 0 44 0 35.8 42 15 27 5 .325 1.60 5.26 5.72 -4.7 -0.5
10o 2 0.6 0 44 0 30.3 38 14 22 4 .341 1.71 5.72 6.22 -7.2 -0.8
Weighted Mean2.20.8044046.34717345.2941.384.394.770.10.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/25/2016 11:14 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 21.5 18 6 16 2 .255 1.12 3.33 3.53 0.7 0.1
80o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 15.9 14 5 12 1 .270 1.21 3.70 3.92 0.5 0.0
70o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 11.9 11 4 9 1 .281 1.28 3.97 4.21 0.3 0.0
60o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 8.7 9 3 6 1 .290 1.34 4.20 4.47 0.1 0.0
50o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 5.7 6 2 4 1 .299 1.40 4.42 4.7 -0.0 -0.0
40o 0.3 0.3 0 5 0 2.8 3 1 2 0 .308 1.46 4.65 4.95 -0.2 -0.0
Weighted Mean0.30.30504.85241.2971.384.394.67-0.0-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 17% 10% 23% 30%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
20172721144047461737562.2931.344.194.628.83.37.11.00.1
20182821143046461737562.2961.374.164.589.03.37.21.00.1
20192921141044441634562.2961.374.294.739.13.37.01.0-0.0
20203021140043431633562.2951.384.324.769.13.47.01.1-0.0
20213121138040401532562.2951.364.294.738.93.37.11.1-0.0
20223221136038381430562.2951.364.264.698.93.37.01.20.0
20233321135037371329562.2951.354.284.719.03.27.11.20.0
20243421133035361327462.2951.394.374.819.23.36.91.0-0.0
20253511129031311124462.2951.374.364.809.13.27.01.2-0.0

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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
20172721143045471636562.3091.394.054.469.33.27.11.00.1
20182821146049511741562.3151.403.914.319.43.17.60.90.2
20192921137039401435562.3161.404.014.429.33.38.11.20.1
20223221139042421437562.3111.343.804.199.13.08.01.10.3
20233321137039391436562.3091.363.894.289.03.28.31.20.2
20243421134036371332562.3121.394.054.469.23.28.01.20.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
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Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball1.6out of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseball1.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Mark Hamburger 2013 0.00 DNP
2 90 Zach Phillips 2013 5.40
3 90 Jason Stoffel 2015 0.00 DNP
4 89 Ben Rowen 2015 0.00 DNP
5 89 Andrew Triggs 2015 0.00 DNP
6 89 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
7 89 Brad Kilby 2009 1.06
8 88 Cole St. Clair 2013 0.00 DNP
9 88 Neil Holland 2015 0.00 DNP
10 88 Paul Smyth 2013 0.00 DNP
11 88 Frank Batista 2015 0.00 DNP
12 88 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
13 87 Kevin Chapman 2014 4.64
14 87 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
15 87 Daniel Turpen 2013 0.00 DNP
16 87 Frank Gailey 2012 0.00 DNP
17 87 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
18 87 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
19 87 Danny Farquhar 2013 4.53
20 87 Pedro Vidal 2014 0.00 DNP
21 87 Rocky Roquet 2009 0.00 DNP
22 87 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
23 87 Roy Corcoran 2006 12.71
24 87 Justin De Fratus 2014 3.25
25 87 Mickey Storey 2012 4.15
26 86 Zach Putnam 2014 2.30
27 86 Danny Burawa 2015 6.23
28 86 Nick Christiani 2014 5.54
29 86 Chad Thall 2012 0.00 DNP
30 86 Brett Butts 2012 0.00 DNP
31 86 Jason Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
32 86 Sean Stidfole 2010 0.00 DNP
33 86 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
34 86 Donnie Joseph 2014 81.00
35 85 Jon Link 2010 7.27
36 85 Josh Newman 2008 10.34
37 85 Juan Morillo 2010 0.00 DNP
38 85 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
39 85 Brendan Wise 2012 0.00 DNP
40 85 David Carpenter 2014 0.00
41 85 Dean Kiekhefer 2015 0.00 DNP
42 85 Willy Paredes 2015 0.00 DNP
43 85 David Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
44 85 Michael Dubee 2012 0.00 DNP
45 85 Jay Sborz 2011 0.00 DNP
46 85 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
47 85 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
48 85 Trey Barham 2012 0.00 DNP
49 85 Carlton Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
50 85 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
51 85 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
52 85 Chuckie Fick 2012 4.74
53 85 Eric Marzec 2014 0.00 DNP
54 85 Chris Mobley 2010 0.00 DNP
55 85 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
56 85 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
57 85 Jake Dunning 2015 0.00 DNP
58 84 Roy Merritt 2012 0.00 DNP
59 84 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
60 84 Chris Rearick 2014 0.00 DNP
61 84 Greg Burke 2009 4.53
62 84 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
63 84 Chris Jones 2015 0.00 DNP
64 84 Steve Edlefsen 2011 9.53
65 84 Neal Frontz 2010 0.00 DNP
66 84 Mitch Herold 2012 0.00 DNP
67 84 Deryk Hooker 2015 0.00 DNP
68 84 Miles Mikolas 2015 0.00 DNP
69 84 Henry Mabee 2012 0.00 DNP
70 84 Adalberto Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
71 84 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
72 84 Eddie Camacho 2009 0.00 DNP
73 84 Ryan Speier 2006 0.00 DNP
74 84 Jared Gayhart 2013 0.00 DNP
75 84 Davis Romero 2009 0.00 DNP
76 84 Randy Wells 2009 3.65
77 84 Franquelis Osoria 2008 6.38
78 84 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
79 84 Omar Aguilar 2011 0.00 DNP
80 84 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
81 84 Tyler Tufts 2013 0.00 DNP
82 84 Jesse Simpson 2013 0.00 DNP
83 84 Steve Schmoll 2006 0.00 DNP
84 84 Matt Langwell 2012 0.00 DNP
85 83 Kyle Waldrop 2012 2.53
86 83 Ryan Buchter 2013 0.00 DNP
87 83 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
88 83 Josh Spence 2014 0.00 DNP
89 83 Nick Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
90 83 Keith Butler 2015 0.00 DNP
91 83 John Lujan 2010 0.00 DNP
92 83 Ryan Reid 2011 0.00 DNP
93 83 Jeremy Jeffress 2014 2.81
94 83 Reid Santos 2009 0.00 DNP
95 83 Ryan Flannery 2012 0.00 DNP
96 83 Jim Miller 2008 3.52
97 83 Alberto Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
98 83 Bobby Cassevah 2012 7.20
99 83 Henry Villar 2013 0.00 DNP
100 83 Pedro Viola 2009 5.14

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .333 .429 .333 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .333 .200 .198
18 Split (Multi) .133 .095 .133 .050
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .333 .429 .333 .249
31 vs R (2015) .200 .333 .200 .198
38 Split (2015) .133 .095 .133 .050
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Triple-A closer Scott Alexander uses his low-90s sinker to generate double-play bouncers and doesn't hurt himself with walks and home runs. He'll get a look-see for a middle relief role this spring, but he has a lot of bodies to climb over.

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Prospectus Feature: Overcoming NegativityJonathan Judge2016-05-23


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Scott Alexander has thrown 436 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Change (83mph).