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, 2 months, 11 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 4.73 101 4.93 105.5
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 5.45 103 5.68 108.7
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 10.50 121 10.99 125.3
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 97 3.82 99.3
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 4.12 107 5.60 109.5
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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 2.5 1.7 0.7 22 5 49.3 43 24 28 5 .244 1.36 4.44 4.76 1.2 0.1
80o 2.1 1.6 0.6 19 4 43.1 40 23 25 5 .258 1.47 4.86 5.23 -1.1 -0.1
70o 1.9 1.5 0.5 18 4 38.9 38 22 22 5 .269 1.55 5.18 5.57 -2.3 -0.3
60o 1.6 1.4 0.5 16 4 35.4 37 21 20 5 .278 1.62 5.45 5.88 -3.2 -0.4
50o 1.5 1.3 0.4 14 3 32.1 35 20 18 4 .286 1.69 5.71 6.16 -3.9 -0.4
40o 1.3 1.2 0.4 13 3 29.0 33 19 17 4 .295 1.76 5.97 6.46 -4.4 -0.5
30o 1.1 1.1 0.3 12 3 25.8 30 17 15 4 .304 1.84 6.26 6.78 -4.7 -0.5
20o 0.9 1 0.2 10 2 22.1 27 16 13 3 .315 1.94 6.61 7.17 -4.9 -0.5
10o 0.7 0.8 0.2 8 2 17.2 23 13 10 3 .330 2.08 7.10 7.72 -4.8 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.41.30.414331.43419184.2841.675.676.12-3.6-0.4

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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30 91 Chance Chapman 2011 0.00 DNP
31 91 Ben White 2016 0.00 DNP
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33 91 Alan DeRatt 2013 0.00 DNP
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37 91 Ryan Snare 2006 0.00 DNP
38 91 Eric Beaulac 2014 0.00 DNP
39 90 Ryan Morse 2010 0.00 DNP
40 90 Chris Fetter 2013 0.00 DNP
41 90 Tyler Melling 2016 0.00 DNP
42 90 Andy Beal 2006 0.00 DNP
43 90 Beltran Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
44 90 Landon Jacobsen 2006 0.00 DNP
45 90 Cody Evans 2011 0.00 DNP
46 90 Jared Wesson 2013 0.00 DNP
47 90 Blake Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
48 90 Julio De La Cruz 2008 0.00 DNP
49 90 Cristhian Martinez 2009 5.47
50 90 Patrick Stanley 2010 0.00 DNP
51 90 Kyle Hurst 2013 0.00 DNP
52 90 Craig Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
53 90 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
54 90 Jeff Allison 2012 0.00 DNP
55 89 Ray Liotta 2010 0.00 DNP
56 89 Tyler Sample 2016 0.00 DNP
57 89 Carlos Martinez 2011 0.00 DNP
58 89 Frank De Los Santos 2015 0.00 DNP
59 89 Jeffrey Kaplan 2013 0.00 DNP
60 89 Mumba Rivera 2008 0.00 DNP
61 89 Jonathan Asahina 2008 0.00 DNP
62 89 Matt Branham 2015 0.00 DNP
63 89 Luis Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
64 89 Adam Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
65 89 Sam Marsonek 2006 0.00 DNP
66 89 Trey Hearne 2011 0.00 DNP
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68 89 Tom Vessella 2013 0.00 DNP
69 89 Ryan Bradley 2016 0.00 DNP
70 89 Daniel Davidson 2008 0.00 DNP
71 89 Eric Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
72 89 Jay Voss 2014 0.00 DNP
73 89 Anastacio Martinez 2006 0.00 DNP
74 89 Tanner Watson 2009 0.00 DNP
75 88 Juan Sandoval 2008 0.00 DNP
76 88 Trevor Holder 2014 0.00 DNP
77 88 Kenny Moreland 2013 0.00 DNP
78 88 James Fuller 2014 0.00 DNP
79 88 Luis Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
80 88 Andy Reichard 2012 0.00 DNP
81 88 John Anderson 2016 0.00 DNP
82 88 Robert Blevins 2012 0.00 DNP
83 88 Kelvin Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
84 88 Ryan Ketchner 2009 0.00 DNP
85 88 Christian Beltre 2012 0.00 DNP
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87 88 Cole McCurry 2013 0.00 DNP
88 88 Brad Allen 2016 0.00 DNP
89 88 Joseph O'Gara 2015 0.00 DNP
90 88 Kyle Crist 2010 0.00 DNP
91 88 Francisley Bueno 2008 7.71
92 88 Jonathan Cornelius 2015 0.00 DNP
93 88 Beau Vaughan 2008 0.00 DNP
94 88 Perci Garner 2016 5.40
95 88 Natividad Dilone 2010 0.00 DNP
96 88 Derell McCall 2009 0.00 DNP
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98 88 Stephen Faris 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 2016, 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).