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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.7 5.84 1.57 16 2 2 0 -0.5
Birth Date9-10-1992
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 17 days
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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 BOI A- 16 15 77.3 4 4 0 83 19 53 4 .266 104 9.7 2.2 0.5 6.2 63% .306 .269 1.32 3.92 4.66 100 5.22 107.1
2012 PEO A 12 8 44.0 3 2 1 48 12 36 0 .252 100 9.8 2.5 0.0 7.4 62% .345 .245 1.36 2.81 3.27 94 4.12 101.5
2012 CUB Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .264 90 0.0 9.0 0.0 27.0 0% .000 .154 1.00 1.37 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 DAY A+ 23 21 112.3 9 6 0 96 40 69 7 .255 103 7.7 3.2 0.6 5.5 61% .260 .233 1.21 4.02 3.28 110 6.19 112.1
2014 KNC A 7 7 36.3 4 0 0 25 25 20 1 .265 97 6.2 6.2 0.2 5.0 59% .235 .250 1.38 5.14 2.23 127 9.01 127.8
2014 BOI A- 6 6 28.0 2 2 0 27 15 22 1 .261 104 8.7 4.8 0.3 7.1 59% .302 .271 1.50 4.74 3.86 110 6.35 117.8
2014 DAY A+ 8 5 22.0 2 4 0 27 23 18 1 .255 101 11.0 9.4 0.4 7.4 58% .366 .312 2.27 6.03 6.55 126 9.85 131.3
2015 MYR A+ 5 0 9.3 1 0 0 9 5 5 0 .260 99 8.7 4.8 0.0 4.8 71% .290 .271 1.50 4.11 6.75 104 4.49 105.8

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2012-06-11 2012-08-25 Minors 75 66 Right Elbow Strain - -
2012-05-03 2012-05-10 Minors 7 7 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger - -

Compensation

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Details

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 3 3 0.1 12 9 49.9 43 24 20 6 .230 1.35 4.91 5.21 -0.3 -0.0
80o 2.5 2.8 0.1 10 8 43.6 41 23 18 6 .245 1.46 5.34 5.69 -2.4 -0.3
70o 2.2 2.6 0.1 9 7 39.2 39 22 16 5 .255 1.55 5.67 6.05 -3.6 -0.4
60o 1.9 2.5 0.1 8 7 35.5 37 21 14 5 .264 1.62 5.96 6.36 -4.4 -0.5
50o 1.7 2.3 0.1 8 6 32.2 35 20 13 5 .272 1.70 6.23 6.66 -5.0 -0.5
40o 1.4 2.2 0 7 5 28.9 33 18 12 5 .281 1.77 6.50 6.97 -5.4 -0.6
30o 1.2 2 0 6 5 25.6 30 17 10 4 .290 1.85 6.81 7.3 -5.6 -0.6
20o 1 1.8 0 5 4 21.8 27 15 9 4 .301 1.95 7.17 7.71 -5.7 -0.6
10o 0.7 1.5 0 4 3 16.8 23 13 7 3 .316 2.10 7.69 8.29 -5.4 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.62.20.17631.43419135.2701.686.196.62-4.7-0.5

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
201825510029221461461151102052.3091.796.006.849.07.16.81.2-1.8
20192659027211361171101151852.2811.675.776.587.77.37.61.2-1.3
202027580251912411383951852.2851.585.606.398.26.06.91.3-1.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Douglas Arguello 2009 0.00 DNP
2 96 Anthony Meo 2014 0.00 DNP
3 95 Harrison Cooney 2016 0.00 DNP
4 95 Luis Parra 2016 0.00 DNP
5 93 Cody Buckel 2016 0.00 DNP
6 91 Marcus Walden 2013 0.00 DNP
7 91 Jarret Martin 2014 0.00 DNP
8 91 Michael Goodnight 2013 0.00 DNP
9 91 Kennil Gomez 2012 0.00 DNP
10 91 Josh Butler 2009 9.00
11 90 Sergio Severino 2009 0.00 DNP
12 90 Nathan Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
13 90 Tyler Sample 2013 0.00 DNP
14 90 Kyle Parker 2009 0.00 DNP
15 89 Tayler Scott 2016 0.00 DNP
16 89 Alex Burgos 2015 0.00 DNP
17 89 Jake Cose 2015 0.00 DNP
18 89 Brandon Dickson 2009 0.00 DNP
19 89 Bradley Holt 2011 0.00 DNP
20 89 Brett Lee 2015 0.00 DNP
21 89 Justin Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
22 89 Damien Magnifico 2015 0.00 DNP
23 89 Nevin Griffith 2013 0.00 DNP
24 89 Trevor Harden 2012 0.00 DNP
25 89 Jonny Venters 2009 0.00 DNP
26 89 Ti Murphy 2011 0.00 DNP
27 88 Ryan Bradley 2013 0.00 DNP
28 88 Alex Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
29 88 Kyle Cofield 2011 0.00 DNP
30 88 Ryan Pressly 2013 4.34
31 88 Shane Greene 2013 0.00 DNP
32 88 Blair Walters 2014 0.00 DNP
33 88 Domingo Tapia 2016 0.00 DNP
34 88 Andrew Dobies 2007 0.00 DNP
35 88 Jerry Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
36 88 Sam Selman 2015 0.00 DNP
37 88 Curtis Partch 2011 0.00 DNP
38 88 Michael Anton 2009 0.00 DNP
39 88 Clayton Richard 2008 6.99
40 88 Alexandre Periard 2011 0.00 DNP
41 88 Ronnie Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
42 88 Timothy Bascom 2009 0.00 DNP
43 88 Reinaldo Lopez 2015 0.00 DNP
44 88 Mario Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
45 88 Kevin Hart 2007 0.82
46 88 Carlos Misell 2016 0.00 DNP
47 88 Colin Rea 2015 4.55
48 88 Miller Diaz 2016 0.00 DNP
49 88 Alex Caldera 2010 0.00 DNP
50 88 Justin Schumer 2013 0.00 DNP
51 88 Wandy Peralta 2016 9.00
52 88 Jared Hughes 2010 0.00 DNP
53 88 Bryan Blough 2014 0.00 DNP
54 88 Drew Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
55 87 Jairo Cuevas 2008 0.00 DNP
56 87 Anthony Ferrara 2014 0.00 DNP
57 87 Austin Wright 2014 0.00 DNP
58 87 Charlie Leesman 2011 0.00 DNP
59 87 Evan Reed 2010 0.00 DNP
60 87 Donald Hume 2010 0.00 DNP
61 87 Ronald Bay 2008 0.00 DNP
62 87 Edgar Olmos 2014 0.00 DNP
63 87 Jason Godin 2009 0.00 DNP
64 87 Chris Narveson 2006 4.82
65 87 Michael Devaney 2007 0.00 DNP
66 87 Justin Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
67 87 Dan Denham 2007 0.00 DNP
68 87 Tanner Robles 2013 0.00 DNP
69 87 Josh Ravin 2012 0.00 DNP
70 87 Kyle Westwood 2015 0.00 DNP
71 87 Jacob Rasner 2011 0.00 DNP
72 87 Wynn Pelzer 2010 0.00 DNP
73 87 Tyson Perez 2014 0.00 DNP
74 87 Tyler Norrick 2008 0.00 DNP
75 87 Jeff Housman 2006 0.00 DNP
76 86 Robert Aviles 2016 0.00 DNP
77 86 Sergio Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
78 86 Scott Deal 2011 0.00 DNP
79 86 Chase Huchingson 2013 0.00 DNP
80 86 Craig Italiano 2011 0.00 DNP
81 86 Blake Perry 2016 0.00 DNP
82 86 Zack Dodson 2015 0.00 DNP
83 86 Frank Herrmann 2008 0.00 DNP
84 86 Graham Godfrey 2009 0.00 DNP
85 86 Austin Brice 2016 4.26
86 86 Fredy Deza 2007 0.00 DNP
87 86 Jeremy Haynes 2010 0.00 DNP
88 86 Jason Creasy 2016 0.00 DNP
89 86 Dimasther Delgado 2013 0.00 DNP
90 86 Chris Province 2009 0.00 DNP
91 86 Eric Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
92 86 Tyson Brummett 2009 0.00 DNP
93 86 Eric Brown 2008 0.00 DNP
94 86 Cody White 2009 0.00 DNP
95 86 Casey Hudspeth 2009 0.00 DNP
96 86 Joshua Slaats 2013 0.00 DNP
97 86 Ching Lung Lo 2010 0.00 DNP
98 86 Kasey Kiker 2012 0.00 DNP
99 86 Hoby Milner 2015 0.00 DNP
100 86 Brett Sinkbeil 2009 0.00 DNP

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2013 Benjamin Wells was derailed by Tommy John surgery and has missed significant time the past two seasons.

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