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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.3 4.86 1.55 28 2 2 1 -0.1
Birth Date2-14-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2010 ROY Rk 7 4 15.0 9 10 14 1 .273 86 5.4 6.0 0.6 8.4 57% .195 .288 1.27 6.26 5.40
2011 BNC Rk 14 14 47.0 67 30 41 3 .273 102 12.8 5.7 0.6 7.9 41% .379 .330 2.06 4.97 7.09
2012 KNC A 16 15 76.7 65 31 83 5 .266 100 7.6 3.6 0.6 9.7 40% .283 .248 1.25 3.40 3.17
2013 WIL A+ 8 8 37.0 34 28 35 3 .255 95 8.3 6.8 0.7 8.5 38% .310 .278 1.68 4.94 4.38
2013 ROY Rk 6 3 14.3 17 3 17 0 .279 95 10.7 1.9 0.0 10.7 59% .415 .265 1.40 2.68 2.51
2014 NWA AA 35 0 62.0 58 29 71 9 .264 97 8.4 4.2 1.3 10.3 39% .312 .289 1.40 4.41 4.65
2015 CCH AA 8 0 12.3 10 10 10 2 .263 111 7.3 7.3 1.5 7.3 47% .250 .272 1.62 6.22 8.03
2015 QUI AAA 1 1 3.7 3 2 2 1 .000 7.4 4.9 2.5 4.9 0% .200 .000 1.36 8.43 9.82

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

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Details

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 2.3 2.3 0.5 18 6 50.9 42 21 43 5 .259 1.24 3.84 4.17 5.6 0.6
80o 2 2.1 0.4 16 6 44.5 40 20 38 5 .274 1.34 4.31 4.68 2.5 0.3
70o 1.7 2 0.4 14 5 40.1 38 19 34 5 .285 1.42 4.65 5.06 0.7 0.1
60o 1.5 1.9 0.3 13 5 36.5 36 18 31 5 .295 1.48 4.95 5.38 -0.5 -0.1
50o 1.3 1.8 0.3 12 4 33.1 35 17 28 4 .304 1.55 5.24 5.7 -1.5 -0.2
40o 1.1 1.6 0.2 11 4 29.9 33 16 25 4 .313 1.62 5.54 6.02 -2.2 -0.2
30o 1 1.5 0.2 9 3 26.5 30 15 22 4 .322 1.69 5.86 6.37 -2.8 -0.3
20o 0.8 1.3 0.2 8 3 22.7 27 13 19 4 .334 1.78 6.24 6.78 -3.3 -0.4
10o 0.6 1.1 0.1 6 2 17.6 23 11 15 3 .350 1.91 6.79 7.38 -3.5 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.31.70.312432.33316274.3011.535.195.65-1.3-0.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/24/2016 09:25 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.4 2.2 0.5 18 6 50.9 42 21 43 5 .258 1.24 3.59 3.93 5.3 0.6
80o 2 2.1 0.4 16 6 44.5 40 20 37 5 .273 1.34 4.00 4.38 2.5 0.3
70o 1.7 1.9 0.4 14 5 40.1 38 19 34 5 .284 1.41 4.30 4.72 0.8 0.1
60o 1.5 1.8 0.3 13 5 36.5 36 18 31 5 .294 1.48 4.56 5.01 -0.4 -0.0
50o 1.4 1.7 0.3 12 4 33.1 35 17 28 4 .303 1.55 4.81 5.29 -1.3 -0.1
40o 1.2 1.6 0.3 11 4 29.9 33 16 25 4 .312 1.62 5.07 5.57 -2.1 -0.2
30o 1 1.4 0.2 9 3 26.5 30 15 22 4 .321 1.69 5.35 5.88 -2.7 -0.3
20o 0.8 1.3 0.2 8 3 22.7 27 13 19 4 .333 1.78 5.68 6.25 -3.2 -0.3
10o 0.6 1.1 0.1 6 2 17.6 23 11 15 3 .349 1.91 6.16 6.78 -3.5 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.31.60.312432.33316274.3001.534.785.24-1.1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 10% 2% 12% 16%

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
2017264513812115122611061838.3081.594.995.429.54.88.31.4-0.5
201827441351110611456951838.3091.605.135.579.74.88.11.5-0.7
20192834131109510150861538.3091.605.065.509.64.88.21.4-0.5
20202944132109810451881538.3071.584.985.419.64.78.11.4-0.5
202130441331010010651891638.3091.584.985.419.64.68.01.4-0.5
202231341309919646841438.3101.564.845.269.54.58.31.4-0.3
202332331309909445821438.3061.544.865.289.44.58.21.4-0.3
20243344132109710248871538.3071.554.875.299.54.58.11.4-0.3
20253434131109510147861538.3081.554.885.309.54.48.11.4-0.3

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
2017264413811114121591011738.3081.574.905.329.54.68.01.3-0.4
2018274413711113125581041638.3271.624.705.1110.04.68.31.3-0.2
20192833124773683676938.3031.434.274.648.44.59.41.10.2
20202943129989824390938.2981.403.944.288.34.39.10.90.6
202130341309919847781538.3071.595.145.589.74.67.71.5-0.6

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.60.14.94.516.92.327

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.60.14.94.516.92.327

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Robert Shore 2014 0.00 DNP
2 92 Blair Walters 2015 0.00 DNP
3 91 J.C. Sulbaran 2015 0.00 DNP
4 91 Keith Hessler 2014 0.00 DNP
5 90 Bruce Pugh 2014 0.00 DNP
6 90 Dennis Sarfate 2006 4.32
7 90 Jake Floethe 2014 0.00 DNP
8 90 Kyle Lotzkar 2015 0.00 DNP
9 89 Thomas Shirley 2014 0.00 DNP
10 89 Craig Westcott 2011 0.00 DNP
11 89 Frank Garces 2015 5.45
12 89 Justin James 2007 0.00 DNP
13 89 Conrad Flynn 2014 0.00 DNP
14 89 Geoff Parker 2014 0.00 DNP
15 88 Francisco Jimenez 2014 0.00 DNP
16 88 Jacob Lee 2015 0.00 DNP
17 88 Joshua Slaats 2014 0.00 DNP
18 88 Francisco Rosario 2006 6.26
19 88 Thomas Walz 2014 0.00 DNP
20 88 Matthew Tracy 2014 0.00 DNP
21 88 Brian Burres 2006 2.25
22 88 Tyler Melling 2014 0.00 DNP
23 87 Matthew Tomshaw 2014 0.00 DNP
24 87 Josh Hill 2008 0.00 DNP
25 87 Felix Pena 2015 0.00 DNP
26 87 Jeff Housman 2007 0.00 DNP
27 87 Perci Garner 2014 0.00 DNP
28 87 Alfredo Simon 2006 0.00 DNP
29 87 Daniel Watts 2015 0.00 DNP
30 87 Chris Kirkland 2011 0.00 DNP
31 87 Matt Peterson 2007 0.00 DNP
32 87 Drew Granier 2014 0.00 DNP
33 87 Brian Dupra 2014 0.00 DNP
34 87 Daniel Renken 2015 0.00 DNP
35 87 Braulio Lara 2014 0.00 DNP
36 87 Scott Lyman 2015 0.00 DNP
37 87 David Hurlbut 2015 0.00 DNP
38 87 Sammy Solis 2014 0.00 DNP
39 87 Brent Suter 2015 0.00 DNP
40 87 Dennis O'Grady 2014 0.00 DNP
41 86 Drew Gagnon 2015 0.00 DNP
42 86 Joel Hanrahan 2007 6.18
43 86 Jesse Hernandez 2014 0.00 DNP
44 86 Jake Esch 2015 0.00 DNP
45 86 David Purcey 2007 0.00 DNP
46 86 Jeffrey Kaplan 2011 0.00 DNP
47 86 Jeb Stefan 2015 0.00 DNP
48 86 Jarrett Miller 2015 0.00 DNP
49 86 Mariano Gomez 2008 0.00 DNP
50 86 Wade Townsend 2008 0.00 DNP
51 86 Phil Coke 2008 0.61
52 86 Brandon Braboy 2011 0.00 DNP
53 86 Dave McKae 2007 0.00 DNP
54 86 Shane Komine 2006 5.00
55 86 Chris Lambert 2008 7.84
56 86 Brian Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
57 86 Kelvin Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
58 86 Bryan Blough 2015 0.00 DNP
59 86 Glenn Woolard 2006 0.00 DNP
60 86 Angel Sanchez 2015 0.00 DNP
61 86 Kevin Brandt 2015 0.00 DNP
62 86 Matthew Shepherd 2015 0.00 DNP
63 86 Brennan Smith 2015 0.00 DNP
64 86 Patrick Francescon 2014 0.00 DNP
65 86 Justin Echols 2006 0.00 DNP
66 86 Sean Thompson 2008 0.00 DNP
67 86 Jared Wesson 2011 0.00 DNP
68 86 Brian Slocum 2006 5.60
69 85 Jason Van Skike 2014 0.00 DNP
70 85 Anthony Varvaro 2010 11.25
71 85 Mitch Stetter 2006 0.00 DNP
72 85 Blake Schwartz 2015 0.00 DNP
73 85 Jesus Silva 2008 0.00 DNP
74 85 Wilsen Palacios 2015 0.00 DNP
75 85 Dan Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
76 85 Jesse Darrah 2015 0.00 DNP
77 85 Eduardo Figueroa 2014 0.00 DNP
78 85 J.D. Martin 2008 0.00 DNP
79 85 Jairo Cuevas 2009 0.00 DNP
80 85 Daniel Perkins 2011 0.00 DNP
81 85 Matthew Bashore 2013 0.00 DNP
82 85 Adam Harben 2009 0.00 DNP
83 85 Kevin Eichhorn 2015 0.00 DNP
84 85 Pat Ludwig 2015 0.00 DNP
85 85 Kyle Hallock 2014 0.00 DNP
86 85 Samuel Gaviglio 2015 0.00 DNP
87 85 Tyler Gagnon 2014 0.00 DNP
88 85 Tom Mastny 2006 5.51
89 85 Mark Williams 2015 0.00 DNP
90 85 Jordan Norberto 2012 2.94
91 85 Jorge Bucardo 2015 0.00 DNP
92 85 Chris Fetter 2011 0.00 DNP
93 85 Roberto Gomez 2015 0.00 DNP
94 85 Kris Honel 2008 0.00 DNP
95 85 Eric Brown 2014 0.00 DNP
96 85 Kyle Winkler 2015 0.00 DNP
97 85 Bobby Brownlie 2006 0.00 DNP
98 85 Travis Webb 2010 0.00 DNP
99 85 Chris Lamb 2015 0.00 DNP
100 85 Brad Allen 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Fireballer Angel Baez can generate significant swing-and-miss with his moving mid-90s fastball, slider and change, but lack of command results in sky-high walk and home run rates; like countless relievers before him, he'll have a bullpen career if he can graduate from thrower to pitcher.

BP Articles

Angel Baez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Measuring Pitching with TrackMan: The Secrets of Fastball SpinZach Day2013-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 17Jeff Moore2013-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: AZL Scouting Notes, Part OneJason Cole2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, August 5BP Prospect Staff2013-08-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get a chance to see Angel Baez on the backfields of Surprise?
(kcshankd from Maple Valley)
I didn't this spring, but he's yet another promising arm in the Royals system. I can't stress this enough: the Royals have a ton of talent in the lower minors. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Angel Baez threw 161 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 (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph) and Change (86mph).