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Portrait of Cody Buckel

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.7 4.70 1.53 32 2 2 0 0.0
Birth Date6-18-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age22 years, 4 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
2012
2013
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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
2010 RNG Rk 4 0 5.0 1.88 159 .078 .240 .306 .484 .261 .200 77 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 HIC A 23 17 96.7 3.45 134 .225 .255 .325 .383 .254 .321 110 29.5 3.0 29.5 3.0
2012 MYR A+ 13 13 75.7 2.92 133 .192 .258 .327 .393 .261 .269 90 17.4 1.7 17.4 1.7
2012 FRI AA 13 10 69.0 4.69 91 .235 .263 .330 .387 .265 .280 97 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2013 FRI AA 6 5 9.3 20.28 -309 .438 .252 .322 .391 .267 .333 92 -11.1 -1.2 -11.1 -1.2
2013 RNG Rk 2 2 1.3 15.73 -160 .423 .255 .359 .406 .295 .000 86 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 MYR A+ 34 4 59.7 7.51 40 .279 .258 .326 .380 .257 .366 102 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

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 RNG Rk 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 2 1 9 0 60% .200 3.6 1.8 0.0 16.2 0.60 0.00 2.0 0.2
2011 HIC A 8 3 0 23 17 96.7 83 27 120 7 50% .321 7.7 2.5 0.7 11.2 1.14 2.61 29.5 3.0
2012 MYR A+ 5 3 0 13 13 75.7 49 25 91 2 56% .269 5.8 3.0 0.2 10.8 0.98 1.31 17.4 1.7
2012 FRI AA 5 5 0 13 10 69.0 56 23 68 7 41% .280 7.3 3.0 0.9 8.9 1.14 3.78 2.3 0.2
2013 FRI AA 0 5 0 6 5 9.3 10 28 9 2 54% .333 9.6 27.0 1.9 8.7 4.07 20.25 -11.1 -1.2
2013 RNG Rk 0 1 0 2 2 1.3 0 7 4 0 0% .000 0.0 47.2 0.0 27.0 5.25 27.00 -0.8 -0.1
2014 MYR A+ 5 6 0 34 4 59.7 53 56 73 0 58% .366 8.0 8.4 0.0 11.0 1.83 5.73 1.5 0.2

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
2014-05-28 2014-06-10 Minors 13 0 - - -
2014-04-16 2014-04-28 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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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 3.2 2.4 0.1 12 9 51.1 40 22 48 5 .259 1.21 3.34 3.63 9.5 1.0
80o 2.7 2.3 0.1 11 8 44.8 38 21 42 5 .274 1.32 3.80 4.13 5.7 0.6
70o 2.4 2.2 0.1 10 7 40.4 36 20 38 4 .286 1.39 4.13 4.49 3.6 0.4
60o 2.1 2.1 0.1 9 7 36.8 34 19 35 4 .295 1.46 4.42 4.81 1.9 0.2
50o 1.9 2 0.1 8 6 33.5 33 18 32 4 .304 1.53 4.70 5.11 0.7 0.1
40o 1.6 1.9 0.1 7 6 30.3 31 17 29 4 .314 1.59 4.99 5.42 -0.3 -0.0
30o 1.4 1.8 0.1 6 5 26.9 29 16 25 3 .323 1.67 5.30 5.76 -1.2 -0.1
20o 1.2 1.6 0 5 4 23.2 26 15 22 3 .335 1.76 5.67 6.16 -2.0 -0.2
10o 0.8 1.3 0 4 3 18.1 22 12 17 3 .351 1.89 6.20 6.74 -2.5 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.81.90.18632.83218314.3021.514.665.060.90.1

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
2015237803324169158851691847.3031.444.284.658.44.59.01.00.9
2016247703022150140781461647.2981.454.264.638.44.78.81.00.9
2017256602821139127661391547.2971.393.954.298.24.39.01.01.4
2018266602719132119591321447.2941.353.804.138.14.09.01.01.6
2019276602720137128621331547.3001.394.074.438.44.18.81.01.1
2020286602820137125601361447.2971.353.854.188.23.98.90.91.5
2021296602720137124591351447.2961.343.814.148.23.98.90.91.6
2022306602720134122551321447.2961.323.744.068.23.78.90.91.7
2023316602619130118521291447.2951.313.694.018.23.68.91.01.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.33.63.68.711.2838.3

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Keyvius Sampson 2013 0.00 DNP
2 93 Zack Wheeler 2012 0.00 DNP
3 93 Gio Gonzalez 2008 9.00
4 92 Danny Duffy 2011 5.64
5 92 Jake McGee 2009 0.00 DNP
6 92 Scott Barnes 2010 0.00 DNP
7 92 Jay Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
8 92 Giovanni Soto 2013 0.00 DNP
9 92 Jeurys Familia 2012 5.84
10 91 Manny Banuelos 2013 0.00 DNP
11 91 Kasey Kiker 2010 0.00 DNP
12 90 Carlos Carrasco 2009 9.27
13 90 Mauricio Robles 2011 0.00 DNP
14 90 Brandon Erbe 2010 0.00 DNP
15 90 Daniel Corcino 2013 0.00 DNP
16 89 Jeremy Jeffress 2010 3.60
17 89 Chuck Lofgren 2008 0.00 DNP
18 89 Johnny Cueto 2008 5.22
19 89 Tommy Hanson 2009 2.96
20 89 Nick Tropeano 2013 0.00 DNP
21 89 Anthony Swarzak 2008 0.00 DNP
22 89 Dan Cortes 2009 0.00 DNP
23 88 Anthony Ranaudo 2012 0.00 DNP
24 88 Aaron Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
25 88 Wade Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
26 88 Will Inman 2009 0.00 DNP
27 88 Jon Niese 2009 4.21
28 88 Josh Lindblom 2009 0.00 DNP
29 88 Sean Gilmartin 2012 0.00 DNP
30 87 Enny Romero 2013 0.00
31 87 Trevor May 2012 0.00 DNP
32 87 Trey McNutt 2012 0.00 DNP
33 87 Jordan Walden 2010 2.35
34 86 Casey Crosby 2011 0.00 DNP
35 86 Tyler Matzek 2013 0.00 DNP
36 86 Henry Rodriguez 2009 4.50
37 86 Ryan Chaffee 2010 0.00 DNP
38 86 Matt Magill 2012 0.00 DNP
39 86 Patrick Corbin 2012 4.71
40 86 Alex Torres 2010 0.00 DNP
41 86 Randall Delgado 2012 4.66
42 86 Phillippe Aumont 2011 0.00 DNP
43 86 Cody Hebner 2013 0.00 DNP
44 86 Omar Poveda 2010 0.00 DNP
45 86 Christian Friedrich 2010 0.00 DNP
46 85 Greg Miller 2007 0.00 DNP
47 85 Arodys Vizcaino 2013 0.00 DNP
48 85 Derek Holland 2009 6.38
49 85 Kelvin De La Cruz 2011 0.00 DNP
50 85 Allen Webster 2012 0.00 DNP
51 85 Shelby Miller 2013 3.38
52 85 Cole Nelson 2012 0.00 DNP
53 85 Chris Withrow 2011 0.00 DNP
54 85 Trevor Rosenthal 2012 2.78
55 85 Ben Hornbeck 2010 0.00 DNP
56 85 Andres Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
57 85 Chris Archer 2011 0.00 DNP
58 85 Zach Cates 2012 0.00 DNP
59 84 Juan Oramas 2012 0.00 DNP
60 84 Chris Tillman 2010 6.20
61 84 Kyle Lotzkar 2012 0.00 DNP
62 84 Hector Rondon 2010 0.00 DNP
63 84 Brett Cecil 2009 5.69
64 84 Miguel Pena 2013 0.00 DNP
65 84 Luis Marte 2009 0.00 DNP
66 84 Fabio Martinez Mesa 2012 0.00 DNP
67 84 Jake Odorizzi 2012 4.91
68 84 Rubby De La Rosa 2011 3.86
69 84 Yordano Ventura 2013 3.52
70 84 Tyler Robertson 2010 0.00 DNP
71 84 Boone Whiting 2012 0.00 DNP
72 84 Sean Nolin 2012 0.00 DNP
73 83 Daniel Renken 2012 0.00 DNP
74 83 Brett Oberholtzer 2012 0.00 DNP
75 83 Michael Stutes 2009 0.00 DNP
76 83 Ethan Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
77 83 Kyle Drabek 2010 4.76
78 83 Antonio Bastardo 2008 0.00 DNP
79 83 Brian Flynn 2012 0.00 DNP
80 83 Eric Hurley 2008 5.47
81 83 Trevor Reckling 2011 0.00 DNP
82 83 James Simmons 2009 0.00 DNP
83 83 Dellin Betances 2010 0.00 DNP
84 83 Alex Burgos 2013 0.00 DNP
85 83 Jose Ceda 2009 0.00 DNP
86 83 Joe Wieland 2012 5.20
87 83 Austin Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
88 82 Brandon Maurer 2013 6.60
89 82 Michael Pineda 2011 4.00
90 82 Kelvin Herrera 2012 2.56
91 82 Justin Wilson 2010 0.00 DNP
92 82 C.J. Riefenhauser 2012 0.00 DNP
93 82 Ian Krol 2013 3.95
94 82 David Bromberg 2010 0.00 DNP
95 82 Rafael Montero 2013 0.00 DNP
96 82 Casey Kelly 2012 7.14
97 82 Henry Sosa 2008 0.00 DNP
98 82 Jaime Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
99 82 Zach Braddock 2010 3.21
100 82 Martin Perez 2013 3.98

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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 With such a varied repertoire, the question isnít what Buckel throws, itís what doesnít he throw. During a start, the righty will mix in four- and two-seam fastballs, a cutter, slider, curveball, changeup, and even the occasional "reverse slider," as he calls it. Impressive arsenal aside, itís more about quantity than quality at this point. His fastball averages 89-92 mph but sniffs the mid-90s and is rarely straight. His secondaries aren't particularly nasty, but theyíre all usable. With a highly cerebral approach and mature feel for pitching, Buckel is a good bet to become a back-end starter with a mid-rotation ceiling. He should open the 2013 campaign in Double-A, with the possibility for a quick Triple-A promotion.
2012 A second-round selection from the 2010 draft, righty Cody Buckel might lack elite projection, but he has a deep arsenal, an excellent feel for pitching, and a high baseball IQ.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' CollapseSam Miller2014-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle BeachCJ Wittmann2014-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 10Jeff Moore2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26BP Prospect Staff2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26Jason Parks2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 27-28Zach Mortimer2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22Zach Mortimer2013-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 22BP Prospect Staff2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 11Zach Mortimer2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 11Bradley Ankrom2012-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 3Bradley Ankrom2012-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Too High/Too Low Jason Parks2012-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top False Trade ValuesKevin Goldstein2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 4Kevin Goldstein2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: PromotionsKevin Goldstein2012-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 12Kevin Goldstein2012-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2012-05-18
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 3Kevin Goldstein2012-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 23Kevin Goldstein2012-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 17Kevin Goldstein2012-04-18
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Rangers ProspectsJason Parks2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rangers RenaissanceJohn Perrotto2011-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 7Kevin Goldstein2011-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tuesday-Morning Ten-Pack for 7/5/11Kevin Goldstein2011-07-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Cody Buckel?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Whether you want to call it the yips, the thing, or just flat-out losing control because of a mental issue, Buckel has it. It's not quite Ankiel bad, where balls are just flying to the backstop, but it's a mental block that's keeping him from locking into his delivery and throwing strikes. If he comes out of it, he'll be better for the experience. If not, his career will obviously be over. Still very young and the Rangers will give him at least a couple years to figure it out. But whether he can actually come out of it is anybody's guess. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a scale of Jurickson Profar (1) to Josh Hamilton (10), how worried are you about Cody Buckel?
(Ross from HEB)
Any time somebody's control issues progress (regress?) to the point where we're calling it "the yips," that meter goes immediately to a 6 for me. I'd say 6 right now (I'm assuming the Hamilton 10 means "very worried"). The good news is that Buckel's stuff is still there. He's kind of made himself a fastball-curveball guy for the time being, but he hit 97 in a recent start and has sat between 89-94, depending on the outing. He's all out of whack mentally and mechanically, though, and that has led to 28 walks in 9.1 innings. He absolutely needs to be in extended spring training soon, in my opinion. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the following pitchers. Cody Buckel, Robbie Erlin, Kyle Crick and John Lamb
(CraigR from DC)
Big Robbie Erlin fan - check out piece Bernie Pleskoff wrote on him http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130107&content_id=40870370&vkey=news_sd&c_id=sd . Like Buckel, Crick bears watching as he makes jump to advanced levels, while Lamb is a watch and see from a far. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Cody Buckel can break camp with the big league club?
(Justin from OK)
I highly doubt it. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which minor league prospect do you feel has similar stuff, K%, BB%, GB% to Kris Medlen of the Braves? Clayton Blackburn? Thanks for the chat!
(John from Kansas City)
Hey, John. Professor Parks and the minor-league gang probably have a better read on this stuff, but if you're looking for raw peripherals, Blackburn does seem to fit the bill. Two others to keep an eye on: Rangers RHP Cody Buckel, who found a groove late after struggling initially in Double-A, and Padres LHP Robert Erlin. (Daniel Rathman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Cody Buckel threw 55 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph) and Curve (74mph).