Biographical

Portrait of Michael Ynoa

Michael Ynoa PAthletics

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
55.3 5.73 1.72 33 3 4 0 -0.8
Birth Date9-24-1991
Height6' 7"
Weight210 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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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

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 ATH Rk 3 3 9.0 6.02 53 .244 .245 .296 .351 .265 .231 88 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 VER A- 8 6 20.7 6.16 39 .307 .249 .326 .361 .270 .295 86 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 ATH Rk 6 6 10.0 7.70 56 .302 .280 .356 .429 .288 .312 100 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 BLT A 15 15 54.7 4.50 111 .229 .258 .330 .381 .261 .275 111 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2013 STO A+ 7 6 21.0 6.80 50 .324 .263 .329 .411 .277 .333 92 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 STO A+ 31 0 45.7 4.13 125 .252 .268 .336 .416 .269 .349 104 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1

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 ATH Rk 0 1 0 3 3 9.0 6 4 11 1 46% .231 6.0 4.0 1.0 11.0 1.11 5.00 -0.6 -0.1
2012 VER A- 1 3 0 8 6 20.7 20 16 19 2 24% .295 8.7 7.0 0.9 8.3 1.74 6.97 -0.5 -0.1
2012 ATH Rk 0 1 0 6 6 10.0 11 9 6 1 48% .312 9.9 8.1 0.9 5.4 2.00 5.40 0.7 0.1
2013 BLT A 2 1 0 15 15 54.7 45 18 48 3 51% .275 7.4 3.0 0.5 7.9 1.15 2.14 10.5 1.1
2013 STO A+ 1 2 1 7 6 21.0 23 17 20 2 37% .333 9.9 7.3 0.9 8.6 1.90 7.71 -0.7 -0.1
2014 STO A+ 4 2 0 31 0 45.7 42 21 64 5 41% .349 8.3 4.1 1.0 12.6 1.38 5.52 10.5 1.1

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-12 2014-04-29 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-08-02 2013-08-28 Minors 26 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2011-06-05 2011-09-05 Minors 92 58 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25
2010-07-02 2010-08-30 Minors 59 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25
2009-06-22 2009-08-30 Minors 69 0 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dAdam Katz1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12. Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • Signed by Oakland 7/2/08 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $4.25M signing bonus (largest ever for non-Cuban amateur from Latin America).

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 4.4 5.3 0.3 25 18 77.1 67 36 46 7 .251 1.34 4.23 4.6 4.2 0.4
80o 3.8 5.1 0.2 22 17 69.3 66 35 41 7 .267 1.46 4.72 5.13 -0.3 -0.0
70o 3.3 5 0.2 20 15 63.8 65 34 38 7 .280 1.55 5.09 5.53 -3.0 -0.3
60o 3 4.9 0.2 19 14 59.3 63 34 35 7 .290 1.64 5.41 5.88 -4.9 -0.5
50o 2.6 4.7 0.2 18 13 55.2 62 33 33 7 .300 1.72 5.72 6.22 -6.4 -0.7
40o 2.3 4.6 0.1 16 12 51.3 60 32 30 7 .310 1.80 6.04 6.56 -7.7 -0.8
30o 2 4.4 0.1 15 11 47.1 58 31 28 6 .321 1.89 6.38 6.94 -8.8 -0.9
20o 1.7 4.2 0.1 14 10 42.5 56 30 25 6 .334 2.01 6.80 7.39 -9.7 -1.0
10o 1.3 3.8 0.1 12 9 36.3 52 27 21 6 .352 2.18 7.41 8.05 -10.4 -1.1
Weighted Mean2.64.60.2171354.46032327.2981.695.666.15-6.0-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
2015235703523158162781271942.3001.524.825.249.24.57.21.1-0.8
201624460281812713260941642.2981.514.805.229.44.36.71.1-0.6
201725450271812012754931542.3041.504.835.259.54.07.01.1-0.6
2018264502718121119561011342.2961.444.354.738.84.27.51.00.1
201927450281812612254981342.2881.404.144.498.73.97.00.90.5
2020284502818125123541021442.2931.414.274.648.83.97.31.00.3
2021294502919130129531001442.2941.404.224.599.03.76.91.00.3
202230450291912912752991442.2931.394.194.558.93.66.91.00.4
202331450271812112049931342.2921.394.154.518.93.66.91.00.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.40.40.2out of baseball1.75.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 92)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Anthony Ortega 2008 0.00 DNP
2 95 Will Lamb 2013 0.00 DNP
3 95 Drake Britton 2011 0.00 DNP
4 95 Jarret Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
5 95 Ariel Pena 2011 0.00 DNP
6 94 Zachary Nuding 2012 0.00 DNP
7 94 Tyson Ross 2009 0.00 DNP
8 94 Kennil Gomez 2010 0.00 DNP
9 94 Parker Markel 2013 0.00 DNP
10 94 Ryan Pressly 2011 0.00 DNP
11 94 Alex Cobb 2010 0.00 DNP
12 94 Aaron Northcraft 2012 0.00 DNP
13 94 Brett Wallach 2011 0.00 DNP
14 94 Jose Cisnero 2011 0.00 DNP
15 94 Radhames Quezada 2013 0.00 DNP
16 94 Michael O'Brien 2012 0.00 DNP
17 94 Elisaul Pimentel 2011 0.00 DNP
18 93 Colin Rea 2013 0.00 DNP
19 93 Zach Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
20 93 Zach Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
21 93 Nicholas Carr 2009 0.00 DNP
22 93 J.C. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
23 93 Bryan Morris 2009 0.00 DNP
24 93 Anthony Capra 2009 0.00 DNP
25 93 Adam Ottavino 2008 0.00 DNP
26 93 Ryan Morris 2010 0.00 DNP
27 93 Robert Morey 2011 0.00 DNP
28 92 Anthony Fernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
29 92 Daniel Tuttle 2013 0.00 DNP
30 92 Jesus Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
31 92 Murphy Smith 2010 0.00 DNP
32 92 Rafael Dolis 2010 0.00 DNP
33 92 Yoervis Medina 2011 0.00 DNP
34 92 Angel Baez 2013 0.00 DNP
35 92 Jhonny Nunez 2008 0.00 DNP
36 92 Kyle Stroup 2012 0.00 DNP
37 92 Ethan Stewart 2013 0.00 DNP
38 92 Nik Turley 2012 0.00 DNP
39 92 Lisalverto Bonilla 2012 0.00 DNP
40 92 Richard Sullivan 2009 0.00 DNP
41 92 Ricky Romero 2007 0.00 DNP
42 91 Robbie Ross 2011 0.00 DNP
43 91 Anthony Bass 2010 0.00 DNP
44 91 Zach Cates 2012 0.00 DNP
45 91 Jeff Locke 2010 0.00 DNP
46 91 James Adkins 2008 0.00 DNP
47 91 Cody Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
48 91 Pedro Guerra 2012 0.00 DNP
49 91 Mike Watt 2011 0.00 DNP
50 91 Wily Peralta 2011 0.00 DNP
51 91 Justin Wilson 2010 0.00 DNP
52 91 Shaun Garceau 2010 0.00 DNP
53 91 Matt Magill 2012 0.00 DNP
54 91 Daniel Reynolds 2013 0.00 DNP
55 91 Misaul Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
56 91 Deunte Heath 2008 0.00 DNP
57 91 Joseph Colon 2012 0.00 DNP
58 91 Tyler Robertson 2010 0.00 DNP
59 91 Kevin Eichhorn 2012 0.00 DNP
60 91 Jose Macias 2012 0.00 DNP
61 91 Lucas Luetge 2009 0.00 DNP
62 91 Nick Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
63 91 Jose A. Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
64 91 Tyler Herron 2009 0.00 DNP
65 91 Brian Flynn 2012 0.00 DNP
66 91 Thomas Collier 2012 0.00 DNP
67 90 Cody Hebner 2013 0.00 DNP
68 90 T.J. House 2012 0.00 DNP
69 90 Josh Outman 2007 0.00 DNP
70 90 Alexander Smit 2008 0.00 DNP
71 90 Rudy Owens 2010 0.00 DNP
72 90 Leonel Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
73 90 Bryan Mitchell 2013 0.00 DNP
74 90 Chad Bettis 2011 0.00 DNP
75 90 Scott Moviel 2010 0.00 DNP
76 90 Chris Jensen 2013 0.00 DNP
77 90 Josue Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
78 90 Kelvin De La Cruz 2011 0.00 DNP
79 90 Jheyson Manzueta 2012 0.00 DNP
80 90 T.J. McFarland 2011 0.00 DNP
81 90 Erik Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
82 90 Ross Detwiler 2008 0.00 DNP
83 90 Robert Bundy 2012 0.00 DNP
84 90 Jeff Ferrell 2013 0.00 DNP
85 90 Anthony Ferrara 2012 0.00 DNP
86 90 Juan Minaya 2013 0.00 DNP
87 90 Tyler Sample 2011 0.00 DNP
88 90 Ryan Searle 2011 0.00 DNP
89 90 Casey Crosby 2011 0.00 DNP
90 90 Jeff Lyman 2009 0.00 DNP
91 90 Brett Marshall 2012 0.00 DNP
92 90 Michael Belfiore 2011 0.00 DNP
93 90 Matthew Andriese 2012 0.00 DNP
94 90 Jeremy Haynes 2008 0.00 DNP
95 90 Enny Romero 2013 0.00
96 90 Kelvin Villa 2008 0.00 DNP
97 90 Jose Arias 2013 0.00 DNP
98 90 Andres Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
99 89 Adam Wilk 2010 0.00 DNP
100 89 Gary Daley 2008 0.00 DNP

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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 Michael Ynoa quadrupled his career total for innings pitched in 2012, though the former wunderkind labored through his scant 30 innings. The A's could not bear the thought of releasing him into the wild, adding Ynoa to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
2012 After signing for a record $4.25 million back in 2008, Michael Ynoa logged a total of nine innings in the minors before the injury (and subsequent Tommy John surgery) that has put his once-incandescent future in jeopardy.
2011 The biggest signing in Dominican history, Michael Ynoa's pro career lasted all of nine innings before his elbow exploded. He got himself a new ligament in late August.
2009 It's hard to get a PECOTA projection when you've yet to pitch a pro inning, and even more difficult when you've barely pitched a competitive inning at all. But Inoa is deserving of far more than just a comment at the tail end of the chapter. The talk of scouting circles all spring, the Domican wunderkind signed for $4.25 million, more than doubling the previous high-water mark for a Latin American pitcher. Many who saw him called him the best 16-year-old arm they've ever seen; he already touches 94 mph, has a very good breaking ball, and with a long, loose six-foot-seven frame, his potential is almost immeasurable. Obviously he's very young, and there are countless things that could go wrong between where Inoa is now and potential stardom, but his talent is borderline historic, and deserves mention.

BP Articles

Michael Ynoa is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17BP Prospect Staff2014-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17Jason Parks2014-03-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: What is a Minor League Pick Worth?Mike Gianella2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 1Chris Rodriguez2013-08-02
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, 2013Doug Thorburn2013-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: World Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-12
BP Announcements: Prospect Tracker ImprovementsTim Collins2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game RostersJason Parks2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 10, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 16Zach Mortimer2013-04-17
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pulling a Fernandez: 2014 CandidatesJason Parks2013-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 5Bradley Ankrom2012-09-06
Prospect Profile: Michael YnoaHudson Belinsky2012-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-07-02
Transaction Analysis: More on Yoenis Cespedes and the A'sBen Lindbergh2012-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Examining the Beane StockR.J. Anderson2012-02-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Ynoa... happening? Not happening?
(achaik from Maine)
Anybody's guess. The stuff flashes and he shows the potential that we all know he has, but it's very inconsistent from outing to outing and has been going back to last year. Still only 21 (he'll be 22 all of next season), and the important thing for me at this point is that the stuff flashes. This is really his first full healthy season in pro ball. Total wild card though. (Jason Cole)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Ynoa threw 29 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in . In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Change (89mph).