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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
49.7 4.28 1.27 35 2 1 1 0.1
Birth Date3-9-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
2014
-0.02015
0.12016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2015 COL 0 9 0 9.3 13 2 5 0 .272 119 12.5 1.9 0.0 4.8 49% .371 .278 1.61 3.05 5.79 0 0.00 0.0
2015 PHI 0 6 0 4.3 9 1 1 0 .264 102 18.7 2.1 0.0 2.1 70% .450 .361 2.31 3.39 10.38 0 0.00 0.0
2015 TOT MLB 15 0 13.7 22 3 6 0 .269 114 14.5 2.0 0.0 4.0 56% .400 .306 1.83 3.16 7.24 107 4.95 -0.0
CareerMLB15013.722360.26911414.52.00.04.056%.400.3061.833.167.241074.95-0.0

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2010 CAS Rk 16 2 36.3 39 6 21 0 .277 108 9.7 1.5 0.0 5.2 67% .295 .253 1.24 3.57 3.22
2011 TRI A- 27 0 38.7 26 7 39 2 .262 85 6.1 1.6 0.5 9.1 65% .245 .183 0.85 2.97 1.86
2012 ASH A 50 0 68.0 53 9 56 4 .257 110 7.0 1.2 0.5 7.4 64% .254 .196 0.91 3.23 1.85
2013 MOD A+ 41 0 55.3 52 9 44 0 .272 91 8.5 1.5 0.0 7.2 62% .301 .218 1.10 2.78 1.30
2013 TUL AA 12 0 16.3 21 13 6 4 .250 104 11.6 7.2 2.2 3.3 68% .309 .345 2.08 8.08 7.16
2014 TUL AA 47 0 78.3 52 20 54 3 .254 96 6.0 2.3 0.3 6.2 69% .224 .192 0.92 3.08 2.30
2015 COL MLB 9 0 9.3 13 2 5 0 .272 119 12.5 1.9 0.0 4.8 49% .371 .278 1.61 3.05 5.79
2015 PHI MLB 6 0 4.3 9 1 1 0 .264 102 18.7 2.1 0.0 2.1 70% .450 .361 2.31 3.39 10.38
2015 ABQ AAA 23 0 31.7 50 4 28 3 .264 120 14.2 1.1 0.9 8.0 60% .443 .269 1.71 3.44 5.12
2015 LEH AAA 3 0 3.0 3 0 2 0 .240 94 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 100% .300 .231 1.00 1.82 0.00

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
2015 235 0.4468 0.4596 0.8426 0.6476 0.3077 0.9559 0.6500 0.1574
Career2350.44680.45960.84260.64760.30770.95590.650.1574

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 COL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Colorado 5/2/15. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 8/30/15 after being DFA by Colorado 8/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/7/15.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2010 (25-770) (Middle Tennessee State).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 1.2 1.2 49 0 68.8 55 16 49 7 .260 1.02 3.10 3.37 10.7 1.2
80o 2.3 1 1 44 0 62.0 53 15 44 7 .275 1.10 3.47 3.77 6.9 0.7
70o 2.1 0.9 0.9 41 0 57.2 52 15 41 6 .286 1.17 3.75 4.07 4.5 0.5
60o 1.9 0.8 0.8 38 0 53.2 51 14 38 6 .296 1.22 3.99 4.33 2.6 0.3
50o 1.8 0.7 0.7 35 0 49.5 49 14 35 6 .305 1.27 4.21 4.58 1.1 0.1
40o 1.6 0.6 0.7 33 0 45.9 47 13 33 6 .314 1.32 4.44 4.83 -0.2 -0.0
30o 1.5 0.5 0.6 30 0 42.2 45 13 30 6 .323 1.38 4.69 5.1 -1.4 -0.2
20o 1.3 0.4 0.5 27 0 37.9 43 12 27 5 .334 1.45 4.99 5.42 -2.5 -0.3
10o 1.1 0.3 0.4 23 0 32.2 39 11 23 5 .350 1.55 5.41 5.88 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.80.70.735048.74813356.3021.264.184.541.30.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/27/2016 10:21 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.4 1.1 1.1 46 0 64.4 55 16 44 7 .254 1.09 3.47 3.62 6.9 0.8
80o 2.1 0.9 0.9 42 0 57.9 53 15 40 7 .269 1.18 3.82 4.01 3.8 0.4
70o 1.9 0.8 0.8 38 0 53.4 52 15 37 6 .280 1.25 4.09 4.29 1.9 0.2
60o 1.7 0.7 0.7 36 0 49.6 50 14 34 6 .289 1.31 4.31 4.53 0.5 0.1
50o 1.6 0.6 0.7 33 0 46.1 49 14 32 6 .297 1.36 4.53 4.77 -0.7 -0.1
40o 1.5 0.6 0.6 31 0 42.8 47 13 30 6 .306 1.42 4.75 5 -1.7 -0.2
30o 1.3 0.5 0.5 28 0 39.3 45 13 27 6 .315 1.48 4.99 5.26 -2.7 -0.3
20o 1.2 0.4 0.5 25 0 35.2 43 12 24 5 .326 1.56 5.27 5.56 -3.6 -0.4
10o 1 0.3 0.4 21 0 29.9 39 11 21 5 .341 1.67 5.68 5.99 -4.4 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.60.60.733045.44813316.2951.354.504.73-0.5-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 10% 4% 7% 17%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
20172921135049501434660.3121.324.505.019.22.66.31.1-0.1
20183021131043431231560.3081.294.374.879.12.56.51.10.0
20193110127037381127560.3111.314.474.989.22.76.51.2-0.0
20203210128039391127560.3101.294.484.999.12.66.31.2-0.0
20213310126036371026560.3111.294.505.029.22.56.41.2-0.1
20223410025035361024560.3111.334.525.049.32.66.21.3-0.1
2023351002303334923460.3111.324.515.039.42.56.31.1-0.1
2024361002203132922460.3111.324.535.059.32.66.41.2-0.1
2025371002103030821460.3121.284.535.059.12.46.41.2-0.1

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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
20172921134047491331660.3111.324.675.209.42.55.91.1-0.2
2018301001702321718360.2931.204.164.648.12.76.91.20.1
201931000609936160.3041.334.765.309.03.06.01.0-0.0
2022341001902728717460.3101.314.835.389.52.45.71.4-0.2
2023351001802526718460.3111.344.805.359.52.66.61.5-0.1
2024361001702324717460.3111.334.855.409.32.76.61.5-0.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
3.90.20.10.92.42.57.5

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20153.90.20.10.92.42.57.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Matt Wilhite 2010 0.00 DNP
2 89 Jeff Gray 2010 8.68
3 88 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
4 88 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
5 88 Adam Reifer 2014 0.00 DNP
6 88 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
7 88 Frank Gailey 2014 0.00 DNP
8 88 Alex Serrano 2009 0.00 DNP
9 88 Pat Egan 2013 0.00 DNP
10 88 Matt Langwell 2014 0.00 DNP
11 87 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
12 87 Jeremy Berg 2015 0.00 DNP
13 87 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
14 87 Matthew Scherer 2011 0.00 DNP
15 87 Brian Schlitter 2014 4.63
16 87 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
17 87 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
18 87 Evan Reed 2014 5.29
19 86 Steve Schmoll 2008 0.00 DNP
20 86 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
21 86 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP
22 86 Dwayne Pollok 2009 0.00 DNP
23 86 Robert Hinton 2013 0.00 DNP
24 86 Jon Huber 2010 0.00 DNP
25 86 Jose De La Torre 2014 0.00 DNP
26 86 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
27 86 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
28 86 Robbie Weinhardt 2014 0.00 DNP
29 85 Paul Smyth 2015 0.00 DNP
30 85 Daniel Stange 2014 0.00 DNP
31 85 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
32 85 Cody Eppley 2014 0.00 DNP
33 85 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
34 85 Judd Songster 2008 0.00 DNP
35 85 Justin Miller 2015 4.05
36 85 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
37 85 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
38 85 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
39 85 Taylor Thompson 2015 0.00 DNP
40 85 Josh Kinney 2007 0.00 DNP
41 85 Jeff Urlaub 2015 0.00 DNP
42 85 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
43 85 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
44 84 Jarrett Grube 2010 0.00 DNP
45 84 Erik Hamren 2015 0.00 DNP
46 84 Steve Smith 2014 0.00 DNP
47 84 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
48 84 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
49 84 Ryan Meaux 2007 0.00 DNP
50 84 Joe Paterson 2014 33.75
51 84 Greg Burke 2011 0.00 DNP
52 84 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
53 84 Mark Hamburger 2015 0.00 DNP
54 84 Rob Wooten 2014 4.46
55 84 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
56 84 John Church 2015 0.00 DNP
57 84 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
58 84 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
59 84 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
60 84 Zach Simons 2013 0.00 DNP
61 84 Scott Roehl 2010 0.00 DNP
62 84 Miguel Socolovich 2015 2.12
63 84 Dan Otero 2013 1.62
64 84 Chris Martin 2014 6.89
65 84 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
66 83 Scott Mathieson 2012 0.00 DNP
67 83 Donovan Hand 2014 0.00 DNP
68 83 Jess Todd 2014 0.00 DNP
69 83 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
70 83 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
71 83 Jeremy McBryde 2015 0.00 DNP
72 83 Bobby LaFromboise 2014 2.45
73 83 Daniel Moskos 2014 0.00 DNP
74 83 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
75 83 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
76 83 Ehren Wassermann 2009 0.00 DNP
77 83 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
78 83 Jumbo Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
79 83 Michael Marbry 2013 0.00 DNP
80 83 Justin Huisman 2007 0.00 DNP
81 83 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
82 83 Roy Corcoran 2008 3.84
83 83 Justin Souza 2014 0.00 DNP
84 83 Blake McGinley 2007 0.00 DNP
85 83 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
86 83 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
87 83 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
88 83 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
89 83 Chris Hayes 2011 0.00 DNP
90 83 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
91 83 Bryan Price 2015 0.00 DNP
92 83 Paul Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
93 82 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
94 82 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
95 82 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
96 82 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
97 82 Josh Perrault 2010 0.00 DNP
98 82 Chaz Roe 2015 4.14
99 82 Loek Van Mil 2013 0.00 DNP
100 82 Sam Demel 2014 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .462 .517 .577 .368
11 vs R (Multi) .312 .314 .406 .256
18 Split (Multi) .149 .203 .171 .112
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .462 .517 .577 .368
31 vs R (2015) .312 .314 .406 .256
38 Split (2015) .149 .203 .171 .112
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Kenny Roberts will look to balance out a hits-allowed-to-strikeouts ratio that checked in at a rather unappetizing 22-to-6 across his 2015 stints with the Rockies and Phillies.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Steve the Cleaver Comes to BaltimoreR.J. Anderson2015-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The 2013 All-Fringe-Prospect TeamBen Lindbergh2013-09-08


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Kenneth Roberts threw 228 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Sinker (89mph), Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Curve (77mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph).