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Felix Pena PCubs

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
15.3 3.80 1.30 15 1 1 0 0.1
Birth Date2-25-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
0.22016
0.12017
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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
2016 CHN MLB 11 0 9.0 0 0 1 5 3 13 1 .269 95 5.0 3.0 1.0 13.0 42% .222 .190 0.89 2.73 4.00 92 3.20 70.7 0.2
CareerMLB1109.000153131.269955.03.01.013.042%.222.1900.892.734.00923.2070.70.2

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-
2011 CUB Rk 17 0 39.0 3 2 1 48 9 32 8 .273 105 11.1 2.1 1.8 7.4 47% .320 .299 1.46 6.32 6.92 95 4.04 92.5
2012 PEO A 6 0 10.0 0 0 0 9 5 10 1 .257 98 8.1 4.5 0.9 9.0 31% .286 .249 1.40 4.15 4.50 107 5.07 107.1
2012 BOI A- 15 6 63.0 4 2 0 60 22 42 5 .258 121 8.6 3.1 0.7 6.0 56% .270 .250 1.30 4.17 3.43 101 5.13 106.5
2013 KNC A 21 17 103.3 4 7 1 102 32 77 5 .255 108 8.9 2.8 0.4 6.7 49% .304 .246 1.30 3.61 3.92 96 4.65 106.6
2014 DAY A+ 19 19 96.0 4 6 0 88 34 76 6 .250 102 8.2 3.2 0.6 7.1 46% .285 .247 1.27 3.81 3.19 98 3.07 93.5
2014 TEN AA 6 6 27.7 2 4 0 30 17 26 5 .267 102 9.8 5.5 1.6 8.5 48% .329 .306 1.70 5.72 7.48 107 4.20 100.8
2015 TEN AA 25 23 129.7 7 8 0 111 49 140 10 .268 98 7.7 3.4 0.7 9.7 41% .301 .244 1.23 3.40 3.75 82 3.10 91.7
2015 EST Wnt 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 .000 0.00 -1.49 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2016 CHN MLB 11 0 9.0 0 0 1 5 3 13 1 .269 95 5.0 3.0 1.0 13.0 42% .222 .190 0.89 2.73 4.00 92 3.20 70.7
2016 IOW AAA 36 0 63.3 3 4 3 46 23 81 4 .267 6.5 3.3 0.6 11.5 35% .288 .217 1.09 3.17 3.41 74 2.42 85.7
2017 IOW AAA 7 0 8.7 0 0 3 6 6 11 1 .288 6.2 6.2 1.0 11.4 45% .263 .259 1.38 4.97 2.08 0 0.00 0.0

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
2016 129 0.4961 0.5116 0.6364 0.6719 0.3538 0.7442 0.4348 0.3636
Career1290.49610.51160.63640.67190.35380.74420.43480.3636

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
2014-08-29 - Minors - - Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2014-05-17 2014-05-25 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 45 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/19/16.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 0.9 0.6 0 15 0 30.5 22 10 29 2 .244 1.06 2.77 3.08 2.8 0.3
80o 0.8 0.6 0 15 0 25.2 19 9 24 2 .258 1.14 3.11 3.45 2.2 0.2
70o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 21.4 17 8 20 2 .268 1.20 3.35 3.72 1.7 0.2
60o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 18.3 16 7 17 2 .276 1.25 3.57 3.96 1.3 0.1
50o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 15.5 14 7 15 2 .284 1.30 3.78 4.19 1.0 0.1
40o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 12.7 12 6 12 1 .292 1.36 3.99 4.42 0.6 0.1
30o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 9.8 9 4 9 1 .301 1.41 4.22 4.66 0.2 0.0
20o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 6.6 7 3 6 1 .311 1.48 4.48 4.96 -0.3 -0.0
10o 0.8 0.7 0 15 0 2.2 2 1 2 0 .325 1.58 4.86 5.38 -1.0 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.80.7015014.8136141.2821.293.754.161.00.1

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
20182831151054392867636.2961.243.754.306.54.711.21.00.5
20192931164068453487636.2871.163.393.886.04.511.50.81.0
20203031152055362565636.2631.113.694.235.94.110.61.00.6
20213121147049322558536.2651.163.684.215.84.610.60.90.5
20223221145048362357636.2991.243.774.326.84.310.81.10.4
20233331156059382774536.2711.103.343.835.84.111.30.80.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 89)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 George Kontos 2012 3.09
2 95 Red Patterson 2014 1.93
3 93 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
4 93 Jorge Reyes 2015 0.00 DNP
5 93 Matt Shoemaker 2014 3.24
6 92 Bill Murphy 2008 0.00 DNP
7 92 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
8 92 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
9 92 Phil Irwin 2014 6.75
10 92 Rob Rasmussen 2016 0.00 DNP
11 91 Chaz Roe 2014 13.50
12 91 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
13 91 Guillermo Moscoso 2011 4.15
14 91 Forrest Snow 2016 0.00 DNP
15 91 Andrew Ferguson 2016 0.00 DNP
16 91 Joel Carreno 2014 0.00 DNP
17 90 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
18 90 Erik Goeddel 2016 4.29
19 90 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
20 90 Adam Wilk 2015 4.50
21 90 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
22 90 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
23 90 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
24 90 Steven Shell 2010 0.00 DNP
25 90 Ryan Edell 2011 0.00 DNP
26 90 Jay Jackson 2015 6.23
27 90 Jordan Jankowski 2016 0.00 DNP
28 89 Mark Serrano 2013 0.00 DNP
29 89 Asher Wojciechowski 2016 0.00 DNP
30 89 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
31 89 Scott Barnes 2015 0.00 DNP
32 89 Drew Rucinski 2016 0.00 DNP
33 89 Chad Reineke 2009 7.20
34 89 Miguel Pinango 2010 0.00 DNP
35 89 Deunte Heath 2013 11.74
36 89 Anthony Carter 2013 0.00 DNP
37 89 Deck McGuire 2016 0.00 DNP
38 89 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
39 89 Arnold Leon 2016 7.71
40 89 Jeremy McBryde 2014 0.00 DNP
41 89 Esmailin Caridad 2011 0.00 DNP
42 88 Nate Karns 2015 3.80
43 88 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
44 88 Eammon Portice 2012 0.00 DNP
45 88 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
46 88 A.J. Schugel 2016 3.81
47 88 Todd Redmond 2012 10.80
48 88 Eddie Gamboa 2012 0.00 DNP
49 88 Mike Bolsinger 2015 4.03
50 88 Seth Rosin 2016 0.00 DNP
51 88 Kyler Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
52 88 Rob Scahill 2014 4.80
53 88 Collin McHugh 2014 3.08
54 88 Samuel Deduno 2011 3.00
55 88 Kevin Thomas 2014 0.00 DNP
56 88 Ariel Pena 2016 27.00
57 88 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
58 88 Steven Hammond 2009 0.00 DNP
59 87 Ian Thomas 2014 4.22
60 87 Merrill Kelly 2016 0.00 DNP
61 87 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
62 87 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
63 87 Frank Herrmann 2011 5.59
64 87 Justin Fitzgerald 2013 0.00 DNP
65 87 Eric Surkamp 2015 10.80
66 87 Travis Banwart 2013 0.00 DNP
67 87 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
68 87 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
69 87 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
70 87 Tanner Roark 2014 2.90
71 87 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
72 87 Michael Recchia 2016 0.00 DNP
73 87 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
74 87 Anthony Varvaro 2012 5.94
75 87 Bryan Price 2014 20.25
76 87 Cory Riordan 2013 0.00 DNP
77 87 Tony Barnette 2011 0.00 DNP
78 87 Chad Bell 2016 0.00 DNP
79 86 Elih Villanueva 2014 0.00 DNP
80 86 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
81 86 Yorman Bazardo 2012 0.00 DNP
82 86 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
83 86 Dylan Axelrod 2013 6.24
84 86 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
85 86 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
86 86 Jason Bulger 2006 16.20
87 86 David Goforth 2016 11.81
88 86 Nick Pereira 2010 0.00 DNP
89 86 Virgil Vasquez 2009 6.04
90 86 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
91 86 Josh Zeid 2014 7.84
92 86 Adam Bostick 2010 0.00 DNP
93 86 Brock Huntzinger 2016 0.00 DNP
94 86 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
95 86 Sugar Ray Marimon 2016 0.00 DNP
96 86 Jose Alvarez 2016 5.04
97 86 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
98 86 Logan Darnell 2016 0.00 DNP
99 86 Michael Mariot 2016 5.68
100 86 Andrew Carraway 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .286 .000 .146
11 vs R (Multi) .185 .214 .296 .202
18 Split (Multi) -.185 .071 -.296 -.055
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .000 .286 .000 .146
31 vs R (2016) .185 .214 .296 .202
38 Split (2016) -.185 .071 -.296 -.055
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

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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).

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This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes, Part TwoBP Prospect Staff2014-04-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Felix Pena has thrown 157 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Slider (80mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph).