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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.33 1.32 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date11-16-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.52013
1.02014
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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
2013 PIT 24 6 5 30.7 27.7 3.0 2 1 0 0 1 0 124 26 8 7 1 32 5 5 1 22 2.05 2.60 3.17 5.2 0.5
2014 PIT 25 16 10 70.0 56.0 14.0 3 4 0 0 5 0 309 82 41 38 2 107 18 16 6 46 4.89 3.19 3.53 9.4 1.0
Career2215100.783.717.05500604331084945313923217684.023.013.4214.51.5

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 SCO A- 4 3 10.7 5.35 78 .228 .262 .336 .382 .270 .235 101 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 WVA A 13 12 67.0 5.06 96 .255 .264 .331 .403 .263 .271 103 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2011 BRD A+ 13 12 66.3 5.31 96 .251 .265 .332 .388 .258 .307 106 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 ALT AA 27 27 152.3 5.25 82 .252 .258 .326 .379 .258 .290 101 1.5 0.2 2.5 0.6
2012 SCO Wnt 11 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PIT MLB 6 5 30.7 3.17 118 .222 .260 .321 .397 .261 .263 95 4.8 0.5 5.2 0.5
2013 ALT AA 2 2 9.7 5.55 72 .275 .259 .321 .387 .261 .344 99 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 IND AAA 21 19 122.0 5.03 88 .238 .253 .322 .375 .250 .298 99 -0.5 -0.0 -0.6 -0.2
2014 PIT MLB 16 10 70.0 3.53 110 .280 .249 .307 .383 .260 .338 98 8.6 1.0 9.4 1.0
2014 IND AAA 12 11 71.3 6.79 62 .240 .258 .326 .393 .249 .278 105 -6.9 -0.7 -6.7 -0.7

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 SCO A- 0 1 0 4 3 10.7 8 5 6 0 59% .235 6.7 4.2 0.0 5.0 1.21 2.52 0.4 0.0
2011 WVA A 7 4 0 13 12 67.0 60 18 48 6 56% .271 8.1 2.4 0.8 6.4 1.16 4.30 7.0 0.7
2011 BRD A+ 3 3 0 13 12 66.3 73 12 42 6 47% .307 9.9 1.6 0.8 5.7 1.28 3.66 3.1 0.3
2012 SCO Wnt 0 0 0 11 0 14.0 11 7 6 0 0% .262 7.1 4.5 0.0 3.9 1.29 2.57 0.0 0.0
2012 ALT AA 12 11 0 27 27 152.3 149 46 88 9 60% .290 8.8 2.7 0.5 5.2 1.28 3.84 2.5 0.6
2013 ALT AA 0 1 0 2 2 9.7 11 5 7 0 50% .344 10.2 4.7 0.0 6.5 1.66 7.45 0.2 0.0
2013 PIT MLB 2 1 0 6 5 30.7 26 5 22 1 55% .263 7.6 1.5 0.3 6.5 1.01 2.05 5.2 0.5
2013 IND AAA 6 7 0 21 19 122.0 115 44 90 6 62% .298 8.5 3.2 0.4 6.6 1.30 3.32 -0.6 -0.2
2014 PIT MLB 3 4 0 16 10 70.0 82 18 46 2 46% .338 10.5 2.3 0.3 5.9 1.43 4.89 9.4 1.0
2014 IND AAA 5 4 0 12 11 71.3 69 20 37 7 53% .278 8.7 2.5 0.9 4.7 1.25 3.03 -6.7 -0.7

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
2013 449 0.5501 0.4855 0.8807 0.6518 0.2822 0.9130 0.7895 0.1193
2014 1105 0.5068 0.4678 0.8547 0.6250 0.3046 0.9257 0.7048 0.1395
Career15540.51930.47290.86220.63270.29810.9220.72930.1337

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 33 d1 year/$0.507M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/15/13.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2010 (9-267) (Georgia Tech). $0.1245M 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 0 0 0 0 0 37.4 32 10 21 3 .268 1.12 3.36 3.65 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 32.8 30 9 19 3 .280 1.19 3.68 4 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 29.6 28 8 17 3 .288 1.24 3.93 4.27 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 26.9 27 8 15 3 .296 1.28 4.13 4.49 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 24.4 25 7 14 2 .302 1.32 4.33 4.71 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 22.0 23 7 13 2 .309 1.37 4.53 4.92 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 19.4 21 6 11 2 .317 1.41 4.74 5.15 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 16.5 19 6 10 2 .325 1.47 5.00 5.43 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 12.6 15 4 7 1 .338 1.55 5.35 5.82 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000024.1257142.3011.324.314.690.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
28% 38% 5% 36% 52%

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
20152631050054531436555.3081.254.034.388.92.36.00.80.4
20162721043045461430455.3111.324.294.669.12.86.00.80.2
20172831052055541335655.2991.233.944.288.92.15.81.00.4
20182921039042421226455.3041.304.254.629.12.65.60.90.2
20193021040043421129455.3041.233.954.298.82.36.10.80.3
20203121039041401027455.3011.223.974.318.82.25.90.90.3
20213221036038371024455.3011.253.994.348.82.45.71.00.3
2022332103303534822455.2991.213.974.318.82.15.71.00.3
2023341102903131819355.3011.274.114.469.12.35.60.90.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.7out of baseballout of baseball0.60.30.18.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
2 90 Joe Gardner 2013 0.00 DNP
3 89 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
4 89 Dallas Keuchel 2013 5.62
5 89 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
6 89 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
7 88 Clayton Richard 2009 4.76
8 87 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
9 86 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
10 86 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
11 86 D.J. Mitchell 2012 3.86
12 85 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
13 85 Brooks Brown 2010 0.00 DNP
14 85 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
15 85 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
16 85 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
17 85 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
18 85 Joe Kelly 2013 3.05
19 85 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
20 85 Richard Bleier 2012 0.00 DNP
21 85 Clayton Tanner 2013 0.00 DNP
22 84 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
23 84 Brian Duensing 2008 0.00 DNP
24 84 Andrew Werner 2012 5.80
25 84 Charlie Leesman 2012 0.00 DNP
26 84 Kyle Cofield 2012 0.00 DNP
27 84 Luis Mendoza 2009 36.00
28 84 Charlie Haeger 2009 3.32
29 84 Nathan Adcock 2013 0.00 DNP
30 84 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
31 83 Garrett Richards 2013 4.59
32 83 Zach Jackson 2008 5.86
33 83 Josh Stinson 2013 3.71
34 83 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
35 83 Murphy Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
36 83 Zach Phillips 2012 6.00
37 83 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
38 83 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
39 82 Carlos Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
40 82 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
41 82 Ivan Nova 2012 5.23
42 82 Robert Mosebach 2010 0.00 DNP
43 81 Mark Rogers 2011 0.00 DNP
44 81 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
45 81 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
46 81 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
47 81 Kyle Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
48 81 Lance Lynn 2012 3.89
49 81 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
50 81 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
51 80 Sean Burnett 2008 5.08
52 80 Vin Mazzaro 2012 5.93
53 80 Kyle Waldrop 2011 5.73
54 80 Adam Mills 2010 0.00 DNP
55 80 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
56 80 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
57 80 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
58 80 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
59 80 Evan Anundsen 2013 0.00 DNP
60 80 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
61 79 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
62 79 Tim Dillard 2009 12.46
63 79 Jordan Smith 2011 7.20
64 79 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
65 79 Anthony Vasquez 2012 0.00 DNP
66 79 Chad Jenkins 2013 3.51
67 79 Connor Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
68 79 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
69 79 Frank Herrmann 2009 0.00 DNP
70 79 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
71 79 Rafael Dolis 2013 3.60
72 79 David Phelps 2012 3.43
73 79 Kameron Loe 2007 6.35
74 79 David Kopp 2011 0.00 DNP
75 79 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
76 79 Yohan Flande 2011 0.00 DNP
77 79 Justin Germano 2008 6.39
78 78 Alex Cobb 2013 2.89
79 78 Jeanmar Gomez 2013 3.90
80 78 Shane Dyer 2013 0.00 DNP
81 78 Greg Reynolds 2011 6.19
82 78 Aaron Pribanic 2012 0.00 DNP
83 78 Josh Outman 2010 0.00 DNP
84 78 Matt Buschmann 2009 0.00 DNP
85 78 Thad Weber 2010 0.00 DNP
86 78 Brandon Hynick 2010 0.00 DNP
87 78 Xavier Cedeno 2012 4.35
88 78 Charles Shirek 2011 0.00 DNP
89 78 Alberto Arias 2009 3.94
90 78 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
91 78 Eric Fornataro 2013 0.00 DNP
92 78 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
93 77 Jason Hirsh 2007 5.05
94 77 Wade Davis 2011 4.70
95 77 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
96 77 Adam Cowart 2009 0.00 DNP
97 77 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
98 77 Shaeffer Hall 2013 0.00 DNP
99 77 Jose De Paula 2013 0.00 DNP
100 77 Chorye Spoone 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .259 .305 .333 .258
11 vs R (Multi) .197 .222 .230 .182
18 Split (Multi) .063 .083 .104 .076
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .259 .305 .333 .258
31 vs R (2013) .197 .222 .230 .182
38 Split (2013) .063 .083 .104 .076
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 A ninth-round pick out of Georgia Tech, Cumpton quickly reached Double-A in his second full professional season. Many within the industry felt he would wind up in the bullpen, and he still might. The Pirates have kept him in the rotation so far, however, and the results have been decent. He retains his velocity throughout starts, and his fastball can touch the mid-90s. His secondary pitches still lag behind, though his curveball is at least average. With more seasoning, Cumpton could turn into a respectable number four starter. He should start the season in Indianapolis.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: First-Pitching to the SituationJeff Long2014-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 20, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing R.J. Anderson2014-07-11
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Daily League Strategy: All of the BrandonsPaul Sporer2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 18Jeff Moore2014-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsNick Bacarella2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsDaniel Rathman2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Can't Retire the RoyalsChris Mosch2014-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12Wilson Karaman2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Wild One at CoorsDaniel Rathman2014-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Way, JoseR.J. Anderson2014-05-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The First-Place PiratesDaniel Rathman2013-07-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Profar-Free TAR.J. Anderson2013-06-17
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Also, looking at the Pirates current rotation, how badly does Taillon getting hurt suck for them? If he was up and pitching well, the Pirates are a playoff team.
(Dave from Boston)
It's not quite that simple, but yes, it does hurt. There's no doubt that they'd rather have Taillon pitching than Jeff Locke, Brandon Cumpton or Vance Worley. That said, it's been their lack of offense (before Polanco arrived) and their previously sharp bullpen that have hurt them this year. You can't make definitive statements like that about a prospect and a team making the playoffs. They're just not factual. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Brandon Cumpton and what kind of 2014 he'll have?
(Steve from Pittsburgh)
I wouldn't expect an extended run of the same type of performance you saw in Pittsburgh, as I think most would admit that was a little beyond his long-term capability. I like Cumpton, but more in the realm of a #4 starter than anything else. (Mark Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brandon Cumpton has thrown 1,554 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph) and Change (86mph).