Biographical

Portrait of Zach Cates

Zach Cates PCubs

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.7 5.36 1.57 21 2 1 1 -0.4
Birth Date12-17-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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-0.42017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 FTW A 25 25 118.0 4 10 0 107 53 111 4 .263 100 8.2 4.0 0.3 8.5 48% .307 .253 1.36 3.39 4.73 98 4.55 103.5
2012 PEO A 9 9 38.0 0 3 0 49 13 31 1 .268 96 11.6 3.1 0.2 7.3 57% .384 .296 1.63 3.56 5.45 93 4.32 102.9
2012 DAY A+ 7 7 24.0 0 6 0 42 13 10 0 .249 107 15.8 4.9 0.0 3.8 53% .408 .324 2.29 4.31 10.50 115 9.33 124.9
2012 CUB Rk 1 1 3.3 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 .246 90 10.8 2.7 0.0 13.5 25% .500 .311 1.50 4.07 2.70 98 4.30 102.4
2013 DAY A+ 28 20 109.3 9 9 3 107 48 87 3 .254 101 8.8 4.0 0.2 7.2 58% .316 .253 1.42 3.46 4.12 0 0.00 0.0
2014 DAY A+ 13 0 26.0 1 1 1 22 3 18 0 .248 101 7.6 1.0 0.0 6.2 58% .289 .204 0.96 2.47 2.08 90 3.11 93.9
2014 TEN AA 23 0 27.0 2 1 1 21 22 22 0 .263 100 7.0 7.3 0.0 7.3 63% .280 .267 1.59 4.22 6.00 120 6.55 115.3
2015 MYR A+ 12 0 18.0 2 1 2 11 11 20 1 .255 99 5.5 5.5 0.5 10.0 59% .233 .241 1.22 3.92 1.50 97 3.13 96.1
2015 TEN AA 14 0 18.7 2 4 0 19 22 15 0 .264 98 9.2 10.6 0.0 7.2 41% .297 .321 2.20 5.23 5.30 138 16.53 168.1

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-07-29 2014-08-13 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-17 2014-05-30 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

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2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 1.7 0.7 22 5 49.2 43 24 28 5 .244 1.36 4.39 4.71 1.4 0.2
80o 2.2 1.6 0.6 19 4 43.1 40 23 25 5 .258 1.47 4.81 5.18 -0.9 -0.1
70o 1.9 1.4 0.5 18 4 38.8 38 22 22 5 .269 1.55 5.12 5.52 -2.1 -0.2
60o 1.7 1.3 0.5 16 4 35.3 36 21 20 5 .278 1.63 5.40 5.82 -3.0 -0.3
50o 1.5 1.3 0.4 14 3 32.1 35 20 19 4 .286 1.70 5.66 6.11 -3.7 -0.4
40o 1.3 1.2 0.4 13 3 29.0 33 19 17 4 .295 1.77 5.92 6.4 -4.2 -0.5
30o 1.1 1.1 0.3 12 3 25.7 30 17 15 4 .304 1.85 6.21 6.72 -4.6 -0.5
20o 0.9 0.9 0.2 10 2 22.0 27 16 13 3 .315 1.95 6.56 7.1 -4.8 -0.5
10o 0.7 0.8 0.2 8 2 17.1 23 13 10 3 .330 2.09 7.05 7.65 -4.7 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.51.20.414331.33319184.2841.685.626.06-3.4-0.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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
201828331397909862701349.3291.785.716.569.86.27.01.3-1.1

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47 90 Chris Fetter 2013 0.00 DNP
48 90 Beltran Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
49 90 Patrick Stanley 2010 0.00 DNP
50 90 Matt Branham 2015 0.00 DNP
51 90 Julio De La Cruz 2008 0.00 DNP
52 90 Marco Albano 2011 0.00 DNP
53 90 Andy Beal 2006 0.00 DNP
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55 90 Wilkin De La Rosa 2012 0.00 DNP
56 89 Jeff Allison 2012 0.00 DNP
57 89 Jeffrey Kaplan 2013 0.00 DNP
58 89 Anastacio Martinez 2006 0.00 DNP
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61 89 Blake Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
62 89 Kyle Hurst 2013 0.00 DNP
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76 89 Luis Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
77 89 Kurt Isenberg 2009 0.00 DNP
78 89 Carlos Martinez 2011 0.00 DNP
79 88 Robert Blevins 2012 0.00 DNP
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81 88 Jim Abbott 2007 0.00 DNP
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83 88 Brad Allen 2016 0.00 DNP
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90 88 Joseph O'Gara 2015 0.00 DNP
91 88 Derell McCall 2009 0.00 DNP
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93 88 Tyler Norrick 2011 0.00 DNP
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2012 Right-hander Zach Cates, a third-round pick in 2010, throws hard but was erratic in his professional debut at Fort Wayne.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Zach Cates threw 32 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (93mph).