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Portrait of John Gast

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
58.3 4.43 1.38 39 3 4 0 0.0
Birth Date2-16-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.02013
0.02014
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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
2013 SLN 24 3 3 12.3 12.3 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 52 11 7 7 1 16 5 5 0 8 5.11 3.99 4.83 0.2 0.0
Career3312.312.30.020000052117711655085.113.994.830.20.0

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
2010 BAT A- 8 6 35.0 5.08 88 .227 .253 .330 .372 .263 .340 104 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2011 PMB A+ 13 12 82.0 5.40 83 .261 .264 .333 .386 .257 .308 96 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2011 SFD AA 13 13 79.3 5.67 97 .268 .260 .330 .391 .252 .290 114 7.4 0.7 7.5 0.7
2012 SFD AA 8 8 51.3 4.66 93 .218 .251 .318 .387 .263 .243 97 2.8 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 MEM AAA 20 20 109.3 5.19 94 .273 .278 .341 .427 .270 .331 99 12.6 1.2 12.4 1.1
2013 SLN MLB 3 3 12.3 4.83 82 .244 .249 .311 .385 .255 .263 101 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 MEM AAA 7 7 38.7 2.92 126 .221 .255 .324 .386 .261 .277 83 8.9 0.9 7.9 0.8
2014 PMB A+ 1 1 5.0 6.70 56 .276 .258 .314 .366 .247 .263 100 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 MEM AAA 12 11 59.3 5.57 74 .261 .268 .328 .426 .266 .254 90 1.7 0.2 -0.6 -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
2010 BAT A- 6 0 0 8 6 35.0 27 8 36 1 56% .340 6.9 2.1 0.3 9.3 1.00 1.54 2.8 0.3
2011 SFD AA 4 4 0 13 13 79.3 80 33 54 9 49% .290 9.1 3.7 1.0 6.1 1.42 4.08 7.5 0.7
2011 PMB A+ 5 4 0 13 12 82.0 85 28 59 7 51% .308 9.3 3.1 0.8 6.5 1.38 3.95 -3.2 -0.3
2012 SFD AA 4 2 0 8 8 51.3 38 13 41 5 48% .243 6.7 2.3 0.9 7.2 0.99 1.93 3.4 0.3
2012 MEM AAA 9 5 0 20 20 109.3 124 42 86 10 48% .331 10.2 3.5 0.8 7.1 1.52 5.10 12.4 1.1
2013 SLN MLB 2 0 0 3 3 12.3 11 5 8 1 54% .263 8.0 3.6 0.7 5.8 1.30 5.11 0.2 0.0
2013 MEM AAA 3 1 0 7 7 38.7 28 13 35 0 55% .277 6.5 3.0 0.0 8.1 1.06 1.16 7.9 0.8
2014 MEM AAA 3 2 0 12 11 59.3 55 22 36 8 36% .254 8.3 3.3 1.2 5.5 1.30 4.85 -0.6 -0.1
2014 PMB A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 2 1 0 47% .263 9.0 3.6 0.0 1.8 1.40 1.80 -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
2013 184 0.4457 0.4022 0.8243 0.5610 0.2745 0.8696 0.7500 0.1757
Career1840.44570.40220.82430.5610.27450.86960.750.1757

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-12 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-03 2014-06-05 Minors 63 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-05-26 2013-09-30 15-DL 127 114 Left Shoulder Surgery Latissimus Dorsi 2013-07-26 -
2006-06-01 2006-06-01 HS 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 139 dSports One1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by St. Louis 5/14/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/20/13.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2010 (6-199) (Florida State). $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 4.7 4.2 0 13 13 76.8 64 23 51 7 .266 1.13 3.32 3.61 11.2 1.1
80o 4.1 4.1 0 12 12 70.2 63 22 47 7 .281 1.21 3.70 4.02 6.7 0.7
70o 3.8 4 0 11 11 65.6 62 22 44 7 .291 1.27 3.97 4.32 3.8 0.4
60o 3.5 3.9 0 11 11 61.8 61 22 42 6 .300 1.33 4.21 4.57 1.8 0.2
50o 3.2 3.8 0 10 10 58.3 59 21 39 6 .309 1.38 4.43 4.82 0.1 0.0
40o 2.9 3.7 0 10 10 54.8 58 21 37 6 .317 1.44 4.66 5.07 -1.5 -0.1
30o 2.6 3.6 0 9 9 51.2 56 20 35 6 .326 1.49 4.91 5.34 -2.8 -0.3
20o 2.3 3.5 0 8 8 47.1 54 19 32 6 .337 1.57 5.21 5.66 -4.2 -0.4
10o 2 3.2 0 7 7 41.6 51 18 28 5 .352 1.67 5.63 6.11 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean3.23.80101057.65821396.3071.374.414.790.30.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 27% 7% 28% 42%

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
20152691002828170166511282247.3011.284.174.548.82.76.81.20.5
20162791002929177174601352147.3071.324.274.648.83.06.91.10.3
201728101003131197196581392347.3041.294.114.479.02.66.41.10.7
2018299902727158155461171747.3071.273.944.298.82.66.71.01.0
2019308802323137132401031547.3031.263.854.188.72.66.81.01.0
202031770222213012737941547.3031.263.954.298.82.66.51.00.8
202132770212112111834861447.3031.263.964.318.82.56.41.00.7
202233660191911311232801347.3031.273.974.318.92.56.41.00.7
202334660181810810631781247.3041.263.964.308.82.66.51.00.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
11.20.53.70.41.51.517.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
2 92 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
3 91 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
4 91 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
5 91 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
6 91 David Phelps 2012 3.43
7 91 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
8 91 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
9 90 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
10 90 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
11 90 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
12 90 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
13 90 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
14 90 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
15 90 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
16 90 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
17 90 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
18 90 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
19 89 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
20 89 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
21 89 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
22 89 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
23 89 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
24 89 James Houser 2010 20.25
25 89 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
26 89 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
27 89 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
28 88 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
29 88 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
30 88 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
31 88 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
32 88 Dustin Moseley 2007 4.40
33 88 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
34 88 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
35 88 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
36 88 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
37 87 Thad Weber 2010 0.00 DNP
38 87 Zach Jackson 2008 5.86
39 87 Michael Cisco 2012 0.00 DNP
40 87 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
41 87 Andrew Werner 2012 5.80
42 87 Frank Herrmann 2009 0.00 DNP
43 87 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
44 87 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
45 87 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
46 87 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
47 87 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
48 87 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
49 87 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
50 87 Yohan Flande 2011 0.00 DNP
51 87 Brandon Hynick 2010 0.00 DNP
52 87 Steven Hensley 2012 0.00 DNP
53 87 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
54 87 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
55 87 Rudy Owens 2013 0.00 DNP
56 87 Brian Duensing 2008 0.00 DNP
57 87 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
58 87 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
59 86 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
60 86 Evan Anundsen 2013 0.00 DNP
61 86 Matt Buschmann 2009 0.00 DNP
62 86 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
63 86 Troy Patton 2011 3.00
64 86 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
65 86 David Kopp 2011 0.00 DNP
66 86 Chad Jenkins 2013 3.51
67 86 J.D. Durbin 2007 6.75
68 86 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
69 86 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
70 86 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
71 86 Simon Castro 2013 2.70
72 86 Ryan Mattheus 2009 0.00 DNP
73 86 D.J. Mitchell 2012 3.86
74 86 Amaury Rivas 2011 0.00 DNP
75 86 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
76 86 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
77 86 Felipe Paulino 2009 6.63
78 86 Anthony Swarzak 2011 4.68
79 86 Charlie Leesman 2012 0.00 DNP
80 86 Cesar Ramos 2009 3.07
81 85 Daniel McCutchen 2008 0.00 DNP
82 85 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
83 85 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
84 85 Shaeffer Hall 2013 0.00 DNP
85 85 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
86 85 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
87 85 Adam Mills 2010 0.00 DNP
88 85 Andre Rienzo 2013 5.46
89 85 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
90 85 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
91 85 Carlos Rosa 2010 4.50
92 85 Josh Stinson 2013 3.71
93 85 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
94 85 Miguel Gonzalez 2009 0.00 DNP
95 85 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
96 85 Carlos Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
97 85 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
98 85 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
99 85 Matt Packer 2013 0.00 DNP
100 85 Mark Cohoon 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .385 .429 .462 .327
11 vs R (Multi) .176 .263 .294 .214
18 Split (Multi) .208 .165 .167 .113
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .385 .429 .462 .327
31 vs R (2013) .176 .263 .294 .214
38 Split (2013) .208 .165 .167 .113
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Gast chugged his way into the high minors last year, and the young lefty continued to impress. He flashes solid command of his low-90s fastball and changeup and has started to miss more bats, though his breaking ball still needs work. Gast doesnít have the stuff or ceiling of the organizationís more high-octane arms, but he already looks like he could step into the back of a big-league rotation and munch innings. Heíll start the season in Triple-A, and another successful year should get him on the 40-man roster and into the organizationís long-range plans.
2012 Signed for $140,000 after being selected out of Florida State in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, Gast moved fast in 2011. After he made an impressive showing in big-league camp in the spring, the Cardinals jumped him a level to Palm Beach, leapfrogging Quad Cities. By June, he had earned a promotion to Double-A Springfield. Gast works with a low-90s fastball, a hard curveball, and a changeup, but heíll have to reverse his increasing walk rate to continue moving up.
2011 Sixth-rounder John Gast is a poised left-hander with low-90s heat, a solid changeup, and a wicked pickoff move; if he can improve his curveball and succeed in his full-season debut, he could move fast.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Michael WachaJason Cole2013-05-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Triple ThreatDaniel Rathman2013-05-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week NineJosh Shepardson2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-RealismBret Sayre2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian SpeechBret Sayre2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-20


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, John Gast threw 184 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Change (79mph), also mixing in a Sinker (87mph) and Curve (73mph).