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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight212 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
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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

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2010 FTM A+ 4 4 15.7 2.93 129 .144 .249 .305 .359 .253 .200 93 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2011 FTM A+ 12 4 40.7 7.42 31 .234 .251 .319 .356 .248 .219 93 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2011 TWI Rk 1 0 1.0 4.40 91 .141 .255 .302 .347 .248 .000 85 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NBR AA 1 1 4.3 5.92 67 .349 .284 .325 .396 .259 .333 100 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 TWI Rk 1 1 0.7 13.74 -72 .575 .271 .312 .369 .240 .800 99 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2013 TWI Rk 6 6 15.0 5.52 91 .331 .248 .323 .329 .251 .462 103 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 FTM A+ 18 7 62.3 3.67 120 .276 .257 .318 .367 .251 .379 100 17.6 1.8 17.6 1.8
2014 NBR AA 13 1 21.7 3.79 117 .235 .264 .324 .406 .265 .302 102 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3

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 FTM A+ 2 0 0 4 4 15.7 6 5 23 0 44% .200 3.4 2.9 0.0 13.2 0.70 0.57 3.3 0.3
2011 TWI Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 1 1 0 50% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2011 FTM A+ 2 3 1 12 4 40.7 28 22 39 5 33% .219 6.2 4.9 1.1 8.6 1.23 4.20 -3.6 -0.4
2012 NBR AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 6 2 3 1 56% .333 12.5 4.2 2.1 6.2 1.85 4.15 -0.3 -0.0
2012 TWI Rk 0 1 0 1 1 0.7 4 1 0 0 40% .800 54.0 13.5 0.0 0.0 7.50 40.50 -0.9 -0.1
2013 TWI Rk 0 1 0 6 6 15.0 25 5 18 1 28% .462 15.0 3.0 0.6 10.8 2.00 7.20 1.1 0.1
2014 NBR AA 1 0 1 13 1 21.7 19 6 27 3 21% .302 7.9 2.5 1.2 11.2 1.15 3.74 3.1 0.3
2014 FTM A+ 3 3 0 18 7 62.3 71 25 70 2 46% .379 10.3 3.6 0.3 10.1 1.54 4.04 17.6 1.8

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
2013-10-25 2013-10-25 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve Decompression 2013-10-25 -
2012-04-10 2012-09-05 Minors 148 135 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-02 -
2011-04-12 2011-07-17 Minors 96 87 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

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BP Articles

Alex Wimmers is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The 2010 Redraft: Is There Life Beyond Bryce?Baseball Prospectus2014-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 14Jeff Moore2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?Ben Lindbergh2013-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Remain Calm, All is Well in MinnesotaMichael Bates2012-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Twins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Wimmers MysteryKevin Goldstein2011-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2011-04-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any starting pitchers you can recall whose body, delivery, athleticism, etc. all allowed you to project especially strong (or weak) command and then the player ended up surprising (without an injury as explanation)? In other words, how likely is it for a scout to guess really, really wrong with a command profile?
(jadelman from Syracuse, NY)
Command is one of the most difficult things to project in a pitcher and one of the most difficult things for a pitcher to master. Guys can lose it for a lot of reasons beyond physical attributes. Take a guy like Alex Wimmers as an example. I think every scout in the world gave him positive command projections coming out of college, and look what happened. Who knows that happens sometimes... (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Blass disease was never well understood, but can you say a few words about some guys who have had non-fatal bouts with it and how they managed to recover? Shooter Hunt and Alex Wimmers, both in the MIN org in the recent past, fall into this category.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Well, it depends on the conditions surrounding the disease. Danny Hultzen completely lost it last year, throwing as many pitches to the backstop as those that hit leather. As a lefty with an extremely closed stride, there are aspects of his delivery that failed to support his natural signature, so his issues were rooted in mechanics and there was a pretty straightforward fix for his problems. Sometimes the problem is tied to a lack of functional strength or poor balance, and sometimes it's mental. Give me the guys with mechanical issues in order to put them in a physical position to succeed.

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