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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
83.0 4.33 1.35 60 5 5 0 0.3
Birth Date5-21-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight240 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
0.22015
-0.22016
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
2015 ATL MLB 23 20 116.7 7 6 1 130 51 73 13 .265 92 10.0 3.9 1.0 5.6 51% .318 .297 1.55 4.90 4.78 118 4.90 111.3 0.2
2016 ATL MLB 11 11 53.7 2 3 0 57 15 27 7 .264 89 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.5 59% .275 .283 1.34 4.83 6.04 117 5.68 116.4 -0.2
CareerMLB3431170.39911876610020.265919.93.51.15.354%.304.2931.494.885.181185.14112.90.0

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-
2010 BRA Rk 12 11 54.3 0 6 0 66 8 43 3 .252 104 10.9 1.3 0.5 7.1 48% .362 .274 1.36 3.69 5.64 99 3.93 100.1
2011 BRA Rk 6 2 15.0 2 0 0 16 3 11 1 .245 106 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.6 38% .288 .247 1.27 3.42 1.80 90 3.44 98.4
2011 DNV Rk 7 4 24.3 2 0 0 24 14 27 1 .260 96 8.9 5.2 0.4 10.0 49% .359 .272 1.56 4.56 3.33 109 5.60 109.0
2012 DNV Rk 13 9 56.3 4 3 1 54 9 54 5 .260 101 8.6 1.4 0.8 8.6 65% .302 .240 1.12 3.63 4.15 81 2.48 89.0
2012 ORI Wnt 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 .000 6.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .222 .000 1.67 4.22 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROM A 14 13 70.0 5 4 0 73 18 59 5 .269 91 9.4 2.3 0.6 7.6 57% .329 .280 1.30 3.62 4.24 90 3.32 97.8
2013 LYN A+ 9 9 55.0 6 2 0 50 18 47 4 .251 104 8.2 2.9 0.7 7.7 53% .287 .233 1.24 3.68 2.62 92 3.57 97.3
2014 MIS AA 26 25 133.0 7 6 0 119 39 94 4 .260 92 8.1 2.6 0.3 6.4 59% .283 .239 1.19 3.29 2.91 93 2.99 91.1
2015 ATL MLB 23 20 116.7 7 6 1 130 51 73 13 .265 92 10.0 3.9 1.0 5.6 51% .318 .297 1.55 4.90 4.78 118 4.90 111.3
2015 GWN AAA 8 8 38.7 3 1 0 32 10 36 1 .254 92 7.4 2.3 0.2 8.4 52% .292 .231 1.09 2.48 1.16 78 2.61 90.3
2016 ATL MLB 11 11 53.7 2 3 0 57 15 27 7 .264 89 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.5 59% .275 .283 1.34 4.83 6.04 117 5.68 116.4
2016 ROM A 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 7 2 2 0 .268 97 21.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 50% .500 .401 3.00 6.07 18.00 109 6.76 117.7
2016 GWN AAA 4 4 24.3 1 2 0 15 7 24 2 .263 105 5.5 2.6 0.7 8.9 63% .224 .201 0.90 3.25 2.59 90 2.46 88.6
2016 BRA Rk 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .269 97 6.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .250 .212 0.67 2.31 0.00 93 3.13 96.7

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 1861 0.5099 0.4197 0.8464 0.5975 0.2346 0.9012 0.7009 0.1536
2016 847 0.5455 0.4416 0.8529 0.6190 0.2286 0.8741 0.7841 0.1471
Career27080.5210.42650.84840.60420.23270.89270.72690.1516

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 ATL $511,250
2015 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$511,250
1 yrTotal$511,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 140 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/4/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$511,250 (2016). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/16. Released by Atlanta 12/8/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/14. Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/15.
  • Signed by Atlanta 1/12/09 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 5.9 5.7 0 18 18 95.9 83 31 67 9 .261 1.19 3.56 4.07 11.3 1.2
80o 5.3 5.6 0 17 17 89.3 83 31 62 9 .275 1.28 3.91 4.47 6.8 0.7
70o 4.9 5.5 0 16 16 84.7 83 31 59 9 .285 1.34 4.17 4.76 3.8 0.4
60o 4.5 5.5 0 15 15 80.8 82 31 57 9 .293 1.40 4.40 5.01 1.5 0.2
50o 4.2 5.4 0 15 15 77.3 82 30 54 9 .301 1.46 4.61 5.25 -0.5 -0.1
40o 3.9 5.4 0 14 14 73.8 81 30 52 9 .309 1.51 4.83 5.5 -2.4 -0.3
30o 3.6 5.3 0 13 13 70.1 81 30 49 9 .318 1.58 5.07 5.76 -4.2 -0.5
20o 3.3 5.2 0 12 12 66.0 79 30 46 9 .328 1.65 5.35 6.08 -6.2 -0.7
10o 2.8 5 0 11 11 60.3 77 29 42 9 .342 1.76 5.75 6.53 -8.5 -0.9
Weighted Mean4.25.40141476.88130549.2991.444.595.22-0.2-0.0

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
20182781002626158149751432053.3171.424.385.318.54.38.11.10.4
20192891103030185174821652253.3161.384.215.118.54.08.01.10.8
20202981002727163157691492053.3231.394.175.068.73.88.21.10.8
2021307902323138134581161953.3161.394.435.378.83.87.61.20.3
20223191103030193180781662553.3071.344.285.198.43.67.81.20.7
2023326802121123115531061653.3061.374.355.288.43.97.81.20.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Alex Sanabia 2015 0.00 DNP
2 93 Dillon Gee 2012 4.60
3 93 Clayton Richard 2010 3.97
4 93 Justin Germano 2009 0.00 DNP
5 93 Anthony Bass 2014 6.67
6 92 Jason Berken 2010 3.47
7 92 Wade Miley 2013 3.91
8 92 Kason Gabbard 2008 5.79
9 92 Anthony Swarzak 2012 5.31
10 92 Sean O'Sullivan 2014 6.39
11 91 Tyson Ross 2013 3.53
12 91 Wade LeBlanc 2011 4.74
13 91 Jeanmar Gomez 2014 3.48
14 90 Carlos Carrasco 2013 6.94
15 90 Zach Miner 2008 4.65
16 90 Kyle Drabek 2014 0.00
17 90 Sergio Mitre 2007 5.32
18 89 Alex White 2015 0.00 DNP
19 89 Carlos Frias 2016 0.00
20 89 Trevor Bell 2013 0.00 DNP
21 89 Tommy Milone 2013 4.78
22 89 Joe Kelly 2014 4.48
23 89 Brett Oberholtzer 2016 5.85
24 89 Robbie Ross 2015 4.15
25 89 Jeff Locke 2014 4.32
26 88 Allen Webster 2016 0.00 DNP
27 88 Blake Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
28 88 Brandon Workman 2015 0.00 DNP
29 88 Jason Hirsh 2008 10.38
30 88 Jake Arrieta 2012 6.44
31 88 Sean West 2012 0.00 DNP
32 88 Billy Buckner 2010 11.77
33 88 Tyler Thornburg 2015 5.77
34 88 Scott Baker 2008 3.45
35 88 Elizardo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
36 88 Bobby Parnell 2011 4.40
37 88 Anthony DeSclafani 2016 3.84
38 88 Nathan Adcock 2014 4.50
39 87 Charlie Morton 2010 8.92
40 87 Roenis Elias 2015 4.45
41 87 Mitchell Boggs 2010 3.88
42 87 Vin Mazzaro 2013 2.81
43 87 Nick Tepesch 2015 0.00 DNP
44 87 John Ely 2012 20.25
45 87 Jason Davis 2006 4.72
46 87 Chad Bettis 2015 4.38
47 87 Wade Davis 2012 2.56
48 87 Trevor May 2016 5.48
49 87 Liam Hendriks 2015 3.20
50 87 Brad Peacock 2014 5.47
51 87 Jeremy Sowers 2009 5.33
52 87 Jeff Karstens 2009 5.50
53 87 Dustin Moseley 2008 6.62
54 86 Chien-Ming Wang 2006 3.80
55 86 Greg Reynolds 2012 0.00 DNP
56 86 Dallas Keuchel 2014 3.19
57 86 Craig Stammen 2010 5.48
58 86 Jason Vargas 2009 5.20
59 86 Kyle Lobstein 2016 3.96
60 86 David Buchanan 2015 7.23
61 86 Travis Wood 2013 3.29
62 86 Enrique Gonzalez 2009 4.91
63 86 T.J. House 2016 3.38
64 86 Dan Straily 2015 5.94
65 86 Gavin Floyd 2009 4.34
66 86 Kyle Gibson 2014 4.57
67 86 Ivan Nova 2013 3.17
68 86 Billy Traber 2006 6.85
69 86 Ryan Webb 2012 4.48
70 86 Lance Lynn 2013 4.11
71 86 Erik Johnson 2016 8.33
72 86 Jonny Venters 2011 1.94
73 86 Hayden Penn 2011 0.00 DNP
74 86 T.J. McFarland 2015 5.80
75 86 Garrett Olson 2010 4.78
76 85 Radhames Liz 2010 0.00 DNP
77 85 Andre Rienzo 2015 6.41
78 85 Taylor Jordan 2015 5.29
79 85 John Maine 2007 4.24
80 85 Jim Johnson 2009 4.11
81 85 John Koronka 2007 7.84
82 85 Tim Stauffer 2008 0.00 DNP
83 85 Brad Mills 2011 9.82
84 85 Esmil Rogers 2012 4.81
85 85 Burke Badenhop 2009 4.12
86 85 Doug Fister 2010 4.47
87 85 Brad Bergesen 2012 4.25
88 85 Charlie Furbush 2012 2.91
89 85 Alfredo Aceves 2009 3.86
90 84 Rubby De La Rosa 2015 4.91
91 84 Fernando Nieve 2009 3.19
92 84 Brad Lincoln 2011 5.10
93 84 Sean Gilmartin 2016 7.13
94 84 J.R. Graham 2016 10.80
95 84 Seth Maness 2015 4.97
96 84 Tyler Lyons 2014 5.65
97 84 Adam Warren 2014 3.09
98 84 Roberto Hernandez 2007 3.27
99 84 J.J. Hoover 2014 5.17
100 84 Sean Burnett 2009 3.12

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .300 .366 .473 .307
11 vs R (Multi) .263 .331 .391 .273
18 Split (Multi) .037 .036 .082 .035
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .295 .353 .457 .301
31 vs R (2016) .248 .292 .400 .265
38 Split (2016) .048 .061 .057 .036
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 If Perez's sinker sank any more, it'd submerge like a submarine in the South Seas. If it had any more downward movement, it'd head underground and become God Emperor of Dune. What we're trying to tell you is that Perez gets a lot of movement on his fastball, which is why he threw it 72 percent of the time. He earned a shot in the thin Braves rotation, but his 20 starts were an up-and-down affair depending on whether he could command his fastball that day. Perez is, as you surely guessed, effective when locating the pitch down in the zone and on the corners, but the question is whether that will happen often enough for him to remain a starter. Best guess is that his future lies in middle relief, but he's still young, so dream what dreams you will.
2015 Williams Perez throws strikes and coerces groundballs with an average arsenal. His name works better when flipped.

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Liner Notes: NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2017-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old MenBryan Grosnick2016-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old MenMatthew Trueblood2016-11-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10Greg Wellemeyer2016-06-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2016-05-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Eighth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-26
TDGX Transactions: Investing for the FutureGeorge Bissell2016-05-18
Expert FAAB Review: Week SevenMike Gianella2016-05-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SevenGreg Wellemeyer2016-05-13
Expert FAAB Review: Week OneMike Gianella2016-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: National League EastGreg Wellemeyer2016-03-23
The NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2016-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Sano's StrikeoutsMatthew Trueblood2015-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Shelby ShockerMatthew Trueblood2015-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Shelby ShockerChristopher Crawford2015-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Shelby ShockerJ.J. Jansons2015-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 24, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: TankoniaR.J. Anderson2015-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessCold Takes: Taking the Hit Out of the Hit By PitchPatrick Dubuque2015-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Wilson Karaman2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.Christopher Crawford2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.Mike Gianella2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.Wilson Karaman2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.Craig Goldstein2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.David Lee2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.R.J. Anderson2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon - We're Heading To L.A.Colin Young2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Manny BanuelosDavid Lee2015-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Manny BanuelosWilson Karaman2015-07-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-07-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week 13Mike Gianella2015-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 26, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Wilson Karaman2015-06-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 56: Squeeze The Trade OrangeBret Sayre2015-06-05
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 56: Squeeze The Trade OrangeGeorge Bissell2015-06-05
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 56: Squeeze The Trade OrangeMike Gianella2015-06-05
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2015-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week EightWilson Karaman2015-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Rebuilding = OpportunityJ.J. Jansons2015-05-21
Expert FAAB Review: Week SevenMike Gianella2015-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nobody's Salt But MineR.J. Anderson2015-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: National LeagueCraig Goldstein2014-11-24
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Williams Perez has thrown 2,726 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph), Change (80mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).