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Portrait of Dean Kiekhefer

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
53.0 4.84 1.42 28 2 1 1 -0.3
Birth Date6-7-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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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
2011 QUD A 34 0 57.0 3.64 117 .181 .250 .319 .368 .262 .228 97 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2012 PMB A+ 46 0 60.3 4.65 95 .247 .252 .323 .366 .246 .291 99 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2013 PMB A+ 25 0 44.0 4.04 100 .247 .253 .322 .357 .253 .313 94 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2013 SFD AA 11 0 16.3 3.83 115 .248 .251 .313 .382 .255 .333 104 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2014 SFD AA 15 0 14.7 4.80 88 .252 .246 .316 .365 .252 .333 101 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 MEM AAA 40 0 56.7 4.20 112 .210 .270 .338 .422 .267 .265 93 8.3 0.8 8.4 0.8

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
2011 QUD A 4 1 8 34 0 57.0 35 12 46 1 64% .228 5.5 1.9 0.2 7.3 0.82 1.26 7.3 0.7
2012 PMB A+ 2 2 14 46 0 60.3 61 4 41 3 57% .291 9.1 0.6 0.4 6.1 1.08 2.24 2.1 0.2
2013 SFD AA 0 2 0 11 0 16.3 20 1 10 1 55% .333 11.0 0.6 0.6 5.5 1.29 3.86 2.4 0.3
2013 PMB A+ 4 3 7 25 0 44.0 48 8 28 1 60% .313 9.8 1.6 0.2 5.7 1.27 3.27 2.7 0.3
2014 SFD AA 0 2 7 15 0 14.7 18 1 10 2 46% .333 11.0 0.6 1.2 6.1 1.30 4.30 0.2 0.0
2014 MEM AAA 2 3 1 40 0 56.7 48 5 52 7 44% .265 7.6 0.8 1.1 8.3 0.94 2.54 8.4 0.8

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-13 2010-09-11 Minors 29 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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 2.4 1 2.1 46 0 73.5 66 17 38 7 .267 1.13 3.66 3.98 5.0 0.5
80o 2.1 0.8 1.8 42 0 66.2 64 17 34 7 .283 1.23 4.05 4.41 1.2 0.1
70o 1.9 0.7 1.6 38 0 61.0 62 17 32 7 .295 1.29 4.35 4.72 -1.1 -0.1
60o 1.7 0.6 1.5 36 0 56.8 61 16 30 6 .305 1.36 4.60 5 -2.9 -0.3
50o 1.6 0.6 1.3 33 0 52.9 59 16 28 6 .314 1.41 4.84 5.26 -4.3 -0.4
40o 1.5 0.5 1.2 31 0 49.0 57 15 26 6 .323 1.48 5.09 5.53 -5.4 -0.6
30o 1.3 0.4 1.1 28 0 45.1 55 15 24 6 .333 1.54 5.35 5.82 -6.5 -0.7
20o 1.2 0.4 0.9 25 0 40.5 52 14 21 5 .345 1.62 5.67 6.16 -7.3 -0.7
10o 1 0.3 0.7 22 0 34.5 47 13 18 5 .362 1.74 6.12 6.66 -8.1 -0.8
Weighted Mean1.60.61.333052.05715276.3121.404.805.22-3.9-0.4

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
20152621133052551133552.3151.273.994.349.51.95.70.90.4
20162711129046521128652.3211.364.665.0610.12.15.41.2-0.1
20172821134054561134652.3111.253.974.329.41.85.71.00.4
20182921132052561132552.3161.294.204.579.71.95.50.90.2
20193021132051551131652.3131.294.194.559.71.95.51.10.2
20203121131049521030552.3121.274.094.459.61.85.50.90.3
2021321112804548928552.3111.264.104.469.51.85.61.00.3
2022331112704346826552.3101.254.084.439.61.75.41.00.3
2023341112604144824552.3101.274.124.489.71.85.31.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
11.30.83.101.56.2

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Dean Kiekhefer threw 48 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph) and Slider (77mph).