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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date11-22-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age22 years, 10 months, 9 days
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WARP Summary

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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
2011 LNS A 3 3 8.7 2.76 142 .243 .256 .328 .382 .268 .393 103 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2011 VAN A- 12 9 52.3 2.57 142 .162 .251 .328 .367 .263 .241 93 16.1 1.6 16.1 1.6
2012 LNS A 28 22 124.3 4.17 114 .216 .254 .324 .380 .261 .308 102 20.8 2.1 20.8 2.1
2013 JUP A+ 18 18 96.7 4.38 100 .221 .255 .322 .373 .256 .286 94 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2013 JAX AA 9 9 45.3 4.02 103 .306 .243 .314 .365 .253 .386 98 4.6 0.5 4.2 0.6
2014 JAX AA 28 28 170.3 4.55 92 .241 .250 .317 .375 .259 .267 96 7.1 0.8 10.5 1.2

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 VAN A- 5 1 0 12 9 52.3 28 11 64 0 56% .241 4.8 1.9 0.0 11.0 0.75 1.03 16.1 1.6
2011 LNS A 1 1 0 3 3 8.7 11 2 9 0 54% .393 11.4 2.1 0.0 9.3 1.50 3.12 3.3 0.3
2012 LNS A 10 4 0 28 22 124.3 112 21 119 6 55% .308 8.1 1.5 0.4 8.6 1.07 2.46 20.8 2.1
2013 JUP A+ 5 2 0 18 18 96.7 89 18 64 4 50% .286 8.3 1.7 0.4 6.0 1.11 2.23 4.9 0.5
2013 JAX AA 3 2 0 9 9 45.3 63 12 31 2 42% .386 12.5 2.4 0.4 6.2 1.65 4.96 4.2 0.6
2014 JAX AA 14 4 0 28 28 170.3 162 20 81 10 49% .267 8.6 1.1 0.5 4.3 1.07 2.85 10.5 1.2

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 12-14Jeff Moore2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 29-September 1Jeff Moore2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 25thJeff Moore2014-08-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 24Jeff Moore2014-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 18-20Jeff Moore2014-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 7Jeff Moore2014-07-08
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 26Jeff Moore2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 20-22Jeff Moore2014-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 3Jeff Moore2014-06-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 23-26Jeff Moore2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 14Jeff Moore2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 8Jeff Moore2014-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-27Jeff Moore2014-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 22Jeff Moore2014-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 17Jeff Moore2014-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 10Jeff Moore2014-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Slider/Changeup/CommandMark Anderson2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Slider/Changeup/CommandBP Prospect Staff2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
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 accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Miami Marlins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 1Zach Mortimer2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14Zach Mortimer2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessBizball: The Marlins' Sinking AttendanceMaury Brown2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 29BP Prospect Staff2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 16Zach Mortimer2013-04-17
Top Tools: Best PitchesBP Prospect Staff2013-04-01
Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, March 28Zach Mortimer2013-03-29
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Bret Sayre2013-03-11
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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-20
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Push: Ranking the Traded ProspectsJason Churchill2012-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Miami Marlins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-26
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The Week in Quotes: November 12-18Andrew Koo2012-11-19
The Week in Quotes: November 12-18Jonah Birenbaum2012-11-19
The Week in Quotes: November 12-18Matthew Rocco2012-11-19
The Week in Quotes: November 12-18Hudson Belinsky2012-11-19
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Justin Nicolino's year in AA? The results are good, but <4 K/9, even with <1 BB/9, strikes me as worrisome for whether he's a big-league starter....
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
He's an interesting case, but ultimately, I believe in Miami's ability to develop pitching. He's going to be able to get righties out, especially with his excellent CH, and the command profile is really good. I understand it's difficult to work off a fastball that is below major league average, but if he can locate it, and use his CH frequently, there's no reason he can't be a back end starter a the major league level. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Maikel Franco? I've heard mixed reviews on his hitting tool. I've been encouraged by his low K rate, which was why I picked him up in a dynasty league draft. Bonus question: what do you think the ETA is for Justin Nicolino?
(Luis from Brooklyn)
I love Franco; loved him since the day I saw him in Instructs as a 16/17 year old. He swings the bat way too much, but he's got that knack for getting the barrel to the ball, and driving it to all fields. I think he's an occasional All-Star.

On Nicolino, I think he probably gets a taste late this year or next year at the latest, but I don't really like the profile that much. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects are at the top end of the scale when it comes to locating their pitches?
(Gary from Irvine, CA)
The guys that came up the most during our off-season Top Tools (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22959) discussion were Kyle Hendriks, Dylan Bundy, Ty Blach, Justin Nicolino, Rafael Montero, Marucs Stroman, and Noah Syndergaard. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Justin Nicolino. Personally, I like him, but not sold on him yet.
(David from Indiana)
I'm not sold on him either to be an impact player. There's things to like, but the overall package doesn't overwhelm me. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Justin Nicolino?
(David from Indiana)
Saw him in the FSL last year. I always like a good FB/CH congo but Nicolino doesn't have much of a ceiling. He needs to command his fastball better within the strike zone. Throws a ton of strikes but not good ones, and he got away with it in the big parks of the FSL. I thought he might get hit around a little in AA and he did. Nothing he can't fix and he'll be a ML starter, but more towards the back end. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Heaney raised his ceiling after such a great year? What is it now if so?
(Matt from OBX)
Heaney profiles as a solid number two starter and should slot in right between Jose Fernandez and Justin Nicolino in the Marlins 2015 rotation. (Jeff Moore)
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)would Toronto giving up one of the Lansing 3, one of Gose/Marsnick and another prospect get a sniff of Johnson from the Marlins?
(Mikeleelop from toronto)
The latest from Miami is that they're asking for a lot for JJ, but some combination of Justin Nicolino, Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard, and another OF prospect or two would definitely get their interest. The question would be whether Toronto would want to pay such a steep price for Johnson, who's proven to be brittle and inconsistent of late. The package Miami's asking for is being compared to the Mark Teixiera deal, but I think Tex was a much more valuable commodity. If they'd tried to make this trade two seasons ago, they'd get that high price. I'm just not sure if it's worth Toronto to shed so much talent for JJ when they've got a ton of pitching talent just a year or two from the bigs. (Michael Street)


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