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Chad Jenkins PBlue Jays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.89 1.43 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date12-22-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.02012
0.32013
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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
2012 TOR 24 13 3 32.0 13.7 18.3 1 3 0 0 0 0 136 32 16 16 5 52 11 10 1 16 4.50 5.20 5.40 0.3 0.0
2013 TOR 25 10 3 33.3 15.0 18.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 132 31 13 10 3 55 6 4 1 15 2.70 3.98 4.37 2.1 0.3
2014 TOR 26 21 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 1 1 0 1 1 0 136 34 10 9 2 48 6 5 1 18 2.56 3.51 4.31 3.1 0.3
Career44697.028.768.33401104049739351015523193493.254.234.685.50.7

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 LNS A 13 13 79.3 4.92 101 .249 .257 .332 .383 .256 .327 109 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
2010 DUN A+ 13 13 62.3 5.56 58 .286 .257 .324 .366 .261 .307 87 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2011 DUN A+ 11 11 67.3 4.77 108 .232 .268 .332 .395 .258 .305 109 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2011 NHP AA 16 16 100.3 4.73 85 .246 .260 .327 .398 .270 .284 86 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 13 3 32.0 5.40 85 .252 .249 .313 .401 .257 .262 106 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 NHP AA 20 20 114.3 6.13 65 .288 .263 .332 .403 .265 .322 102 -8.9 -0.9 -8.9 -0.9
2013 TOR MLB 10 3 33.3 4.37 101 .244 .263 .321 .415 .270 .262 102 2.2 0.2 2.1 0.3
2013 NHP AA 4 3 15.0 3.23 130 .194 .249 .325 .373 .264 .224 104 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2013 BUF AAA 5 5 21.7 8.40 17 .321 .267 .344 .400 .263 .329 101 -6.4 -0.7 -6.4 -0.7
2013 BLJ Rk 2 2 3.0 3.60 127 .006 .290 .365 .407 .282 .000 99 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 21 0 31.7 4.31 102 .258 .254 .315 .391 .261 .294 106 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 BUF AAA 21 4 44.0 6.14 67 .246 .260 .325 .395 .250 .282 100 0.6 0.1 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 LNS A 5 4 0 13 13 79.3 87 13 64 5 56% .327 9.9 1.5 0.6 7.3 1.26 3.63 7.5 0.8
2010 DUN A+ 2 6 0 13 13 62.3 73 18 42 6 54% .307 10.5 2.6 0.9 6.1 1.46 4.33 -5.3 -0.5
2011 NHP AA 5 7 0 16 16 100.3 93 27 74 8 50% .284 8.3 2.4 0.7 6.6 1.20 4.13 0.0 0.0
2011 DUN A+ 4 5 0 11 11 67.3 71 14 44 3 58% .305 9.5 1.9 0.4 5.9 1.26 3.07 6.5 0.6
2012 TOR MLB 1 3 0 13 3 32.0 32 11 16 5 44% .262 9.0 3.1 1.4 4.5 1.34 4.50 0.3 0.0
2012 NHP AA 5 9 0 20 20 114.3 145 31 57 17 49% .322 11.4 2.4 1.3 4.5 1.54 4.96 -8.9 -0.9
2013 TOR MLB 1 0 0 10 3 33.3 31 6 15 3 47% .262 8.4 1.6 0.8 4.0 1.11 2.70 2.1 0.3
2013 NHP AA 0 0 0 4 3 15.0 11 2 9 0 65% .224 6.6 1.2 0.0 5.4 0.87 1.20 3.9 0.4
2013 BUF AAA 0 3 0 5 5 21.7 33 4 8 6 55% .329 13.7 1.7 2.5 3.3 1.71 7.48 -6.4 -0.7
2013 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 0 0 2 0 86% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2014 BUF AAA 1 3 2 21 4 44.0 45 9 27 5 48% .282 9.2 1.8 1.0 5.5 1.23 4.70 0.6 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 1 1 0 21 0 31.7 34 6 18 2 58% .294 9.7 1.7 0.6 5.1 1.26 2.56 3.1 0.3

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
2012 453 0.5453 0.4978 0.8178 0.6640 0.2961 0.9207 0.5410 0.1778
2013 463 0.4730 0.4838 0.8482 0.6301 0.3525 0.9203 0.7326 0.1518
2014 436 0.5367 0.5069 0.8824 0.6068 0.3911 0.9296 0.7975 0.1176
Career13520.51780.49590.8490.63390.34610.92340.68930.1495

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-04 2014-09-29 60-DL 25 24 Right Hand Surgery Fracture 2014-09-08
2013-06-28 2013-08-06 Minors 39 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2013-04-01 2013-05-06 Minors 35 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-02-25 2013-03-14 Camp 17 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2012-05-11 2012-05-30 Minors 19 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 118 dLevinsons ACES1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Toronto 8/5/12.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2009 (1-20) (Kennesaw State) $1.359M 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 1.5 1.8 0 5 5 42.2 45 11 15 7 .265 1.33 5.02 5.45 -0.4 -0.0
80o 1.4 2 0 5 5 36.6 42 10 13 6 .279 1.42 5.46 5.93 -1.6 -0.2
70o 1.4 2.1 0 5 5 32.7 40 9 12 6 .288 1.49 5.79 6.29 -2.6 -0.3
60o 1.3 2.1 0 5 5 29.5 37 9 11 5 .297 1.56 6.07 6.6 -3.3 -0.3
50o 1.3 2.2 0 5 5 26.5 35 8 9 5 .304 1.61 6.34 6.89 -4.0 -0.4
40o 1.2 2.3 0 5 5 23.6 32 8 8 5 .312 1.68 6.61 7.19 -4.7 -0.5
30o 1.1 2.4 0 5 5 20.6 29 7 7 4 .321 1.74 6.91 7.51 -5.4 -0.6
20o 1.1 2.5 0 5 5 17.2 25 6 6 4 .331 1.82 7.27 7.9 -6.2 -0.6
10o 1 2.7 0 5 5 12.6 20 5 4 3 .345 1.94 7.78 8.46 -7.4 -0.8
Weighted Mean1.32.205525.833895.3031.606.306.85-3.9-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 31% 6% 23% 41%

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
2015277120272716521349683049.3081.596.146.6811.62.73.71.6-2.4
2016286110252514818342662749.3011.525.816.3111.12.64.01.6-1.6
2017296100222213016637562449.3061.566.016.5411.52.63.91.7-1.7
201830590222212816136532449.3021.545.966.4811.32.53.71.7-1.6
201931590202012115233512349.3011.535.896.4011.32.53.81.7-1.4
202032580191911414231492149.3001.515.786.2911.22.43.91.7-1.2
202133580181810813429462049.3001.515.766.2711.22.43.81.7-1.1
202234470171710212927421949.3001.525.856.3611.32.43.71.7-1.2
20233547016169612026401849.3001.535.836.3411.32.43.81.7-1.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.45.25.910.65.23.627.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Yorman Bazardo 2011 0.00 DNP
2 89 Craig Stammen 2010 5.48
3 89 Daniel Barone 2009 0.00 DNP
4 88 Luke French 2012 0.00 DNP
5 88 Tim Stauffer 2008 0.00 DNP
6 88 David Pauley 2009 0.00 DNP
7 88 Doug Fister 2010 4.47
8 87 Reidier Gonzalez 2012 0.00 DNP
9 87 Luis Atilano 2011 0.00 DNP
10 87 Mike Gosling 2007 6.00
11 87 Alan Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
12 87 Lance Broadway 2010 0.00 DNP
13 87 Adam Mills 2011 0.00 DNP
14 87 Mike Parisi 2009 0.00 DNP
15 86 Bobby Lanigan 2013 0.00 DNP
16 86 Jeff Manship 2011 8.10
17 86 Chris Seddon 2010 5.64
18 86 Kevin Pucetas 2011 0.00 DNP
19 86 Trey Hearne 2010 0.00 DNP
20 86 Charles Shirek 2012 0.00 DNP
21 86 Clayton Mortensen 2011 4.63
22 86 Shane Komine 2007 4.70
23 86 Robert Ray 2010 2.45
24 86 Tobi Stoner 2011 0.00 DNP
25 86 Jose Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
26 86 Jordan Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
27 86 Heath Phillips 2008 0.00 DNP
28 86 Burke Badenhop 2009 4.12
29 86 Joe Savery 2012 6.12
30 86 Zach Jackson 2009 10.38
31 86 David Kopp 2012 0.00 DNP
32 86 Greg Reynolds 2012 0.00 DNP
33 85 Bob Keppel 2008 0.00 DNP
34 85 Dustin Moseley 2008 6.62
35 85 Brandon Hynick 2011 0.00 DNP
36 85 Jacob Pettit 2013 0.00 DNP
37 85 James Avery 2010 0.00 DNP
38 85 Richard Zagone 2013 0.00 DNP
39 85 Heath Rollins 2011 0.00 DNP
40 85 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
41 85 Blake Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
42 85 Andrew Baldwin 2009 0.00 DNP
43 85 Randy Boone 2011 0.00 DNP
44 85 Polin Trinidad 2011 0.00 DNP
45 85 Stephen Faris 2010 0.00 DNP
46 85 Jim Johnson 2009 4.11
47 85 Matt Buschmann 2010 0.00 DNP
48 85 Nick Blackburn 2008 4.75
49 85 Jeff Karstens 2009 5.50
50 85 Jeff Marquez 2011 2.25
51 85 Casey Daigle 2007 0.00 DNP
52 85 Jeff Samardzija 2011 3.68
53 85 Alfredo Figaro 2011 0.00 DNP
54 85 Yohan Flande 2012 0.00 DNP
55 85 Cesar Ramos 2010 11.88
56 85 Cesar Carrillo 2010 0.00 DNP
57 84 Thad Weber 2011 0.00 DNP
58 84 Sergio Perez 2011 0.00 DNP
59 84 Tyler Cloyd 2013 6.71
60 84 Josh Geer 2009 6.31
61 84 Brandon Dickson 2011 3.24
62 84 Chance Douglass 2010 0.00 DNP
63 84 Shairon Martis 2013 5.59
64 84 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP
65 84 Garrett Mock 2009 6.41
66 84 Joe Saunders 2007 4.70
67 84 Oliver Drake 2013 0.00 DNP
68 84 Mike Ekstrom 2010 3.31
69 84 Nathanial Culp 2011 0.00 DNP
70 84 Richie Gardner 2008 0.00 DNP
71 84 Dave McKae 2008 0.00 DNP
72 84 Andrew Kown 2009 0.00 DNP
73 84 Mike Ballard 2010 0.00 DNP
74 84 Doug Mathis 2009 3.59
75 84 Jeff Mandel 2011 0.00 DNP
76 84 Josh Hall 2007 0.00 DNP
77 84 Kyle Winters 2013 0.00 DNP
78 84 Dan Houston 2013 0.00 DNP
79 84 Kris Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
80 84 Brian Bass 2008 5.54
81 84 Ryan Mattheus 2010 0.00 DNP
82 84 Geno Espineli 2009 0.00 DNP
83 84 Drew Naylor 2012 0.00 DNP
84 83 Graham Godfrey 2011 5.04
85 83 Esmailin Caridad 2010 15.75
86 83 Elih Villanueva 2013 0.00 DNP
87 83 Jesus A. Castillo 2010 0.00 DNP
88 83 Jake Woods 2008 6.16
89 83 Mike Hinckley 2009 4.66
90 83 Donovan Hand 2012 0.00 DNP
91 83 Aaron Shafer 2013 0.00 DNP
92 83 Dallas Trahern 2012 0.00 DNP
93 83 Henry Sosa 2012 0.00 DNP
94 83 Marco Estrada 2010 10.32
95 83 Mike Esposito 2008 0.00 DNP
96 83 Mitchell Boggs 2010 3.88
97 83 Pedro Beato 2013 3.60
98 83 Michael Cisco 2013 0.00 DNP
99 83 John Koronka 2007 7.84
100 83 Cory Luebke 2011 3.48

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .250 .313 .413 .245
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .290 .463 .243
18 Split (Multi) -.007 .023 -.050 .002
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .235 .297 .382 .231
31 vs R (2013) .268 .281 .518 .246
38 Split (2013) -.033 .017 -.136 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Only injuries in Toronto got Jenkins the promotion to make his major-league debut last year. His performance did little to warrant it. The 20th pick of the 2009 draft, he nearly doubled his home-run rate while striking out fewer than five batters per nine innings in his second year at Double-A New Hampshire. He was used mostly in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen before wrapping up the year with a trio of unspectacular starts. His fly-ball tendencies and inability to miss bats make him a risky option for a team that fancies itself a contender, but he does have two quality pitches, a low-90s fastball and an above-average slider, which could make him a useful bullpen piece down the road.
2012 A 2009 first rounder, Chad Jenkins has power stuff but finesse results. He could still end up as a decent extra arm.
2011 The Blue Jays' first-round pick in 2009, Chad Jenkins did not live up to the hype in his debut and his prospect status took a hit in the process.
2010 The Blue Jays have had some rough drafts of late, as they've been positioned in each of the last two years just outside of where the elite talent ends. Picking from the best of the Plan B players in 2009, they selected Jenkins, a physical beast of a right-hander with a pure power arm. With his fastball sitting at 93-94 mph and touching 96 consistently, Jenkins has the ability to blow hitters away, and complements it with a plus slider. What kept him out of the upper tier of the first round was a shallow arsenal (his changeup is as rarely seen as the ivory-billed woodpecker), and a body that walks the fine line between big and just plan soft. Before the Halladay trade, he might have been the best prospect in the Toronto system, which is more of an indictment on the talent level in the organization than an affirmation of Jenkins'.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation SeasonR.J. Anderson2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 18, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-11
The Week in Quotes: August 4-10Chris Mosch2014-08-11
The Week in Quotes: August 4-10Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Marmol Misses, Down and AwayR.J. Anderson2014-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing MonthDaniel Rathman2014-04-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue JaysBen Carsley2013-12-06
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-25
Painting the Black: Birds SongR.J. Anderson2013-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Paul Sporer2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bonder the Next OneR.J. Anderson2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week EightPaul Sporer2013-05-17


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Chad Jenkins has thrown 1,346 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Splitter (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (86mph).