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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
26.7 3.84 1.29 25 1 1 0 0.2
Birth Date2-25-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
0.12016
0.22017
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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 .191 0.89 2.74 4.00 99 4.24 100.4 0.1
CareerMLB1109.000153131.269955.03.01.013.042%.222.1910.892.744.00994.24100.40.1

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 6.92 117 5.77 124.8
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 4.50 101 4.03 101.0
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 3.43 103 5.59 107.9
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 95 3.99 102.3
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 .191 0.89 2.74 4.00 99 4.24 100.4
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

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
2016 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 45 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 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 1.5 1.1 0 25 0 42.5 30 14 40 3 .244 1.05 2.83 3.07 4.9 0.5
80o 1.4 1.1 0 25 0 36.9 28 13 35 3 .258 1.13 3.17 3.44 3.8 0.4
70o 1.4 1.2 0 25 0 32.9 27 12 31 3 .268 1.19 3.42 3.72 3.0 0.3
60o 1.4 1.2 0 25 0 29.7 25 12 28 3 .276 1.24 3.64 3.95 2.4 0.3
50o 1.4 1.2 0 25 0 26.7 24 11 25 3 .284 1.29 3.84 4.18 1.7 0.2
40o 1.4 1.2 0 25 0 23.8 22 10 22 2 .292 1.34 4.05 4.41 1.1 0.1
30o 1.3 1.2 0 25 0 20.7 20 9 20 2 .301 1.40 4.28 4.66 0.4 0.0
20o 1.3 1.3 0 25 0 17.3 17 8 16 2 .311 1.47 4.55 4.95 -0.4 -0.0
10o 1.3 1.3 0 25 0 12.6 13 6 12 2 .325 1.57 4.93 5.37 -1.6 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.41.2025026.02311253.2821.283.824.151.80.2

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 94 Red Patterson 2014 1.93
3 93 Matt Shoemaker 2014 3.24
4 93 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
5 93 Jorge Reyes 2015 0.00 DNP
6 92 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
7 91 Rob Rasmussen 2016 0.00 DNP
8 91 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
9 91 Phil Irwin 2014 6.75
10 91 Chaz Roe 2014 13.50
11 91 Joel Carreno 2014 0.00 DNP
12 91 Bill Murphy 2008 0.00 DNP
13 91 Andrew Ferguson 2016 0.00 DNP
14 91 Forrest Snow 2016 0.00 DNP
15 90 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
16 90 Guillermo Moscoso 2011 4.15
17 90 Adam Wilk 2015 4.50
18 90 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
19 90 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
20 90 Ryan Edell 2011 0.00 DNP
21 90 Erik Goeddel 2016 4.29
22 90 Jay Jackson 2015 6.23
23 90 Steven Shell 2010 0.00 DNP
24 90 Jordan Jankowski 2016 0.00 DNP
25 89 Scott Barnes 2015 0.00 DNP
26 89 Anthony Carter 2013 0.00 DNP
27 89 Drew Rucinski 2016 0.00 DNP
28 89 Deunte Heath 2013 11.74
29 89 Arnold Leon 2016 7.71
30 89 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
31 89 Asher Wojciechowski 2016 0.00 DNP
32 89 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
33 89 Eddie Gamboa 2012 0.00 DNP
34 89 Eammon Portice 2012 0.00 DNP
35 89 Esmailin Caridad 2011 0.00 DNP
36 88 Nate Karns 2015 3.80
37 88 Jeremy McBryde 2014 0.00 DNP
38 88 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
39 88 A.J. Schugel 2016 3.81
40 88 Chad Reineke 2009 7.20
41 88 Deck McGuire 2016 0.00 DNP
42 88 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
43 88 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
44 88 Elih Villanueva 2014 0.00 DNP
45 88 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
46 88 Todd Redmond 2012 10.80
47 88 Rob Scahill 2014 4.80
48 88 Collin McHugh 2014 3.08
49 88 Mike Bolsinger 2015 4.03
50 88 Michael Recchia 2016 0.00 DNP
51 88 Everett Teaford 2011 3.48
52 88 Seth Rosin 2016 0.00 DNP
53 88 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
54 88 Kyler Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
55 88 Ian Thomas 2014 4.22
56 88 Miguel Pinango 2010 0.00 DNP
57 87 Ariel Pena 2016 27.00
58 87 Samuel Deduno 2011 3.00
59 87 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
60 87 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
61 87 Tanner Roark 2014 2.90
62 87 Kevin Thomas 2014 0.00 DNP
63 87 Merrill Kelly 2016 0.00 DNP
64 87 Eric Surkamp 2015 10.80
65 87 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
66 87 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
67 87 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
68 87 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
69 87 Mark Serrano 2013 0.00 DNP
70 87 Jason Bulger 2006 16.20
71 87 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
72 87 Anthony Varvaro 2012 5.94
73 87 Bryan Price 2014 20.25
74 87 Chad Bell 2016 0.00 DNP
75 86 Dylan Axelrod 2013 6.24
76 86 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
77 86 Travis Banwart 2013 0.00 DNP
78 86 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
79 86 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
80 86 Logan Darnell 2016 0.00 DNP
81 86 Josh Zeid 2014 7.84
82 86 Patrick Francescon 2016 0.00 DNP
83 86 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
84 86 Cory Riordan 2013 0.00 DNP
85 86 Yorman Bazardo 2012 0.00 DNP
86 86 Justin Fitzgerald 2013 0.00 DNP
87 86 Steven Register 2010 0.00 DNP
88 86 David Goforth 2016 11.81
89 86 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
90 86 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
91 86 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
92 86 Tony Barnette 2011 0.00 DNP
93 86 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
94 86 Frank Herrmann 2011 5.59
95 86 Brock Huntzinger 2016 0.00 DNP
96 86 Charles Shirek 2013 0.00 DNP
97 86 Jose Alvarez 2016 5.04
98 86 Michael Mariot 2016 5.68
99 86 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
100 86 Bobby Brownlie 2008 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

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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 147 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).