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Portrait of Asher Wojciechowski

Asher Wojciechowski PAstros

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
126.7 4.33 1.39 88 6 10 0 0.5
Birth Date12-21-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.52014
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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
2011 DUN A+ 25 22 130.3 5.49 92 .263 .266 .330 .396 .259 .332 107 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2012 DUN A+ 18 18 93.3 3.89 124 .227 .255 .322 .372 .248 .320 107 17.9 1.8 17.9 1.8
2012 CCH AA 8 8 43.7 3.92 108 .204 .250 .320 .373 .261 .240 95 5.3 0.6 4.0 0.4
2013 CCH AA 6 3 26.0 2.90 139 .180 .247 .316 .382 .253 .254 111 5.2 0.6 5.2 0.6
2013 OKL AAA 22 21 134.0 4.52 101 .232 .265 .336 .406 .266 .268 96 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2014 OKL AAA 15 14 76.0 5.45 85 .280 .277 .339 .434 .270 .335 96 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4

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
2011 DUN A+ 11 9 0 25 22 130.3 156 31 96 15 43% .332 10.8 2.1 1.0 6.6 1.43 4.70 8.2 0.8
2012 CCH AA 2 2 0 8 8 43.7 30 14 34 0 44% .240 6.2 2.9 0.0 7.0 1.01 2.06 4.0 0.4
2012 DUN A+ 7 3 0 18 18 93.3 91 22 76 3 46% .320 8.8 2.1 0.3 7.3 1.21 3.57 17.9 1.8
2013 OKL AAA 9 7 0 22 21 134.0 116 44 104 10 35% .268 7.8 3.0 0.7 7.0 1.19 3.56 15.2 1.5
2013 CCH AA 2 1 1 6 3 26.0 17 7 27 1 52% .254 5.9 2.4 0.3 9.3 0.92 2.08 5.2 0.6
2014 OKL AAA 4 4 0 15 14 76.0 89 21 59 10 33% .335 10.5 2.5 1.2 7.0 1.45 4.74 4.4 0.4

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
2014-06-04 2014-06-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2014-03-21 2014-06-25 15-DL 96 78 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Latissimus Dorsi Strain - -
2014-02-16 2014-03-21 Camp 33 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-07-18 2011-08-05 Minors 18 17 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-03 2010-09-06 Minors 65 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Contract selected by Houston 11/20/13. Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • 2012. Acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-41) (The Citadel). $0.8154M 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 7.9 9.3 0 27 27 145.7 126 43 101 14 .257 1.16 3.29 3.58 26.8 2.7
80o 7.2 9.4 0 26 26 138.9 128 44 97 14 .269 1.24 3.64 3.96 19.0 1.9
70o 6.8 9.4 0 25 25 134.2 129 44 93 15 .278 1.29 3.90 4.24 13.9 1.4
60o 6.4 9.4 0 24 24 130.2 130 45 91 15 .285 1.34 4.12 4.48 9.9 1.0
50o 6 9.4 0 23 23 126.5 131 45 88 15 .292 1.39 4.34 4.71 6.3 0.6
40o 5.7 9.5 0 23 23 122.9 131 45 85 15 .299 1.44 4.55 4.95 2.9 0.3
30o 5.3 9.5 0 22 22 119.1 132 45 83 15 .307 1.49 4.78 5.2 -0.5 -0.0
20o 4.9 9.4 0 21 21 114.7 132 46 80 15 .315 1.55 5.06 5.5 -4.0 -0.4
10o 4.4 9.4 0 20 20 108.7 133 46 76 15 .328 1.64 5.45 5.92 -8.4 -0.9
Weighted Mean69.402323126.5130458815.2911.384.314.696.60.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 21% 5% 22% 33%

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
201526560171710210635791341.2991.384.334.719.43.17.01.10.4
201627660191910910636851241.2871.303.954.298.73.07.01.01.0
201728660191911110834871341.2871.283.824.168.72.77.01.11.2
2018295501717989930781241.2961.323.994.349.12.87.21.10.8
2019305501616979529771141.2921.283.884.228.82.77.21.01.0
202031440131379792561941.2931.324.044.399.02.86.91.00.6
202132440131374752357941.2931.324.014.369.12.86.91.10.6
202233440121270712154841.2941.313.954.309.12.76.91.00.6
202334440121268681953841.2941.283.884.229.02.57.01.10.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
42.53.51.72.72.914.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
2 91 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
3 90 Brandon Hynick 2010 0.00 DNP
4 90 David Phelps 2012 3.43
5 89 D.J. Mitchell 2012 3.86
6 88 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
7 87 Carlos Rosa 2010 4.50
8 87 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
9 86 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
10 86 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
11 86 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
12 85 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
13 85 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
14 85 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
15 85 Adam Wilk 2013 0.00 DNP
16 85 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
17 85 James Houser 2010 20.25
18 85 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
19 84 Fabio Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
20 84 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
21 84 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
22 83 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
23 83 Brooks Brown 2010 0.00 DNP
24 83 Thad Weber 2010 0.00 DNP
25 83 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
26 83 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
27 83 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
28 83 Daniel McCutchen 2008 0.00 DNP
29 83 Charlie Haeger 2009 3.32
30 83 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
31 83 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
32 83 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
33 83 Troy Patton 2011 3.00
34 83 Charlie Leesman 2012 0.00 DNP
35 83 Scott Lewis 2009 8.31
36 83 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
37 83 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
38 83 Elih Villanueva 2012 0.00 DNP
39 82 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
40 82 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
41 82 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
42 82 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
43 82 Dustin Moseley 2007 4.40
44 82 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
45 82 Joe Gardner 2013 0.00 DNP
46 82 Anthony Bass 2013 5.57
47 82 Steven Hensley 2012 0.00 DNP
48 82 Esmailin Caridad 2009 1.86
49 82 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
50 82 Ryan Edell 2009 0.00 DNP
51 81 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
52 81 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
53 81 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
54 81 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
55 81 Dylan Axelrod 2011 2.89
56 81 Michael Bowden 2012 2.95
57 81 Alfredo Figaro 2010 7.98
58 81 Andre Rienzo 2013 5.46
59 81 Justin Germano 2008 6.39
60 81 Frank Herrmann 2009 0.00 DNP
61 81 Michael Cisco 2012 0.00 DNP
62 81 Clayton Tanner 2013 0.00 DNP
63 81 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
64 81 Kevin Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
65 81 Andrew Werner 2012 5.80
66 81 Josh Outman 2010 0.00 DNP
67 81 Matt Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
68 80 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
69 80 Drew Naylor 2011 0.00 DNP
70 80 Rafael Dolis 2013 3.60
71 80 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
72 80 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
73 80 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
74 80 Felipe Paulino 2009 6.63
75 80 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
76 80 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
77 80 Kyle Winters 2012 0.00 DNP
78 80 Esmil Rogers 2011 7.08
79 80 Jose Rosario 2011 0.00 DNP
80 80 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
81 80 Jose De Paula 2013 0.00 DNP
82 80 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
83 80 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
84 80 Clayton Richard 2009 4.76
85 80 Mark Rogers 2011 0.00 DNP
86 80 Marco Carrillo 2012 0.00 DNP
87 80 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
88 80 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
89 79 Connor Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
90 79 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
91 79 Sean Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
92 79 Zach McAllister 2013 4.35
93 79 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
94 79 Gregory Infante 2013 0.00 DNP
95 79 Chris Cody 2009 0.00 DNP
96 79 Casey Coleman 2013 0.00 DNP
97 79 Shane Dyer 2013 0.00 DNP
98 79 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
99 79 Tom Koehler 2011 0.00 DNP
100 79 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60

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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 Viewed through the lens of TINSTAPP, Wojciechowski looks like a better pitching prospect than most think he is now. If that seems illogical, the point is that he pitched very well in 2012, but is not highly regarded because he was old for his leagues and doesn't throw 100 miles per hour. He does have good sink on his fastball, decent velocity, a working slider, and a changeup that has improved to the point where lefties aren't hitting him any better than righties. In a bit of an oddity, he generates only an average amount of groundballs, yet has managed to keep the ball in the park. Stranger still, he has allowed a higher-than-typical batting average on grounders allowed, leading to low groundout-to-fly-out ratios. His delivery doesn't seem to call for that, so expect a regression to normal home run and groundout-to-fly-out rates. How much his home-run suppression regresses will determine his future more than his age will.
2012 Asher Wojciechowski relies heavily on his fastball, so opinions are split over whether he’ll end up as a starter or a reliever.
2011 A supplemental first rounder in 2010, Asher Wojciechowski has plus fastball velocity and a big frame but little else as of yet.

BP Articles

Asher Wojciechowski is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: American League Starting PitchersBen Carsley2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 18Zach Mortimer2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 14-16Zach Mortimer2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Resetting the Astros RosterBradley Ankrom2012-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ranking The Traded ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBaseball Prospectus2012-07-31
Baseball ProGUESTus: How to Root for Your Team's Recently Acquired Rent-a-PlayerJosh Worn2012-07-31
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
Transaction Analysis: Shaking Out the 10-Player SwapKevin Goldstein2012-07-20
Transaction Analysis: Shaking Out the 10-Player SwapR.J. Anderson2012-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 11Kevin Goldstein2012-07-12
Future Shock: Blue Jays Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-26
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 27Kevin Goldstein2011-04-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whats the word on Asher Wojciechowski's development? He is putting up good numbers at CC? How low is his velocity?
(@webberoo11 from Las Vegas)
Small sample, but Wojciechowski's walks are up a bit in Double-A. His fastball velocity was in the 88-92 range when I saw him earlier this year, and I haven't seen contradictory reports this summer. His slider loses much of its effectiveness when he starts, so I think he winds up in the bullpen, but he'll be given lots of opportunities to start in Houston. (Bradley Ankrom)


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