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Portrait of Noel Arguelles

Noel Arguelles PRoyals

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date1-12-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
2013
2014
2015
0.02016
DRA-Based 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 WIL A+ 21 21 104.0 4 5 0 93 24 64 6 .249 93 8.0 2.1 0.5 5.5 37% .277 .235 1.12 3.59 3.20 103 4.84 105.0
2012 NWA AA 25 25 119.3 4 14 0 146 66 59 12 .264 99 11.0 5.0 0.9 4.4 44% .324 .319 1.78 5.31 6.41 143 11.25 140.4
2013 NWA AA 25 11 71.3 1 8 0 73 53 44 6 .256 105 9.2 6.7 0.8 5.6 46% .291 .291 1.77 5.23 5.93 135 10.11 147.8
2013 IDA Rk 1 0 2.7 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 .301 114 10.1 3.4 3.4 3.4 64% .200 .299 1.50 9.34 6.75 102 4.68 105.9
2013 ROY Rk 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 .273 105 3.0 6.0 0.0 15.0 25% .250 .160 1.00 2.67 0.00 97 3.72 98.9
2014 NWA AA 42 0 61.7 1 2 1 70 44 44 9 .263 98 10.2 6.4 1.3 6.4 55% .311 .330 1.85 5.93 7.15 124 9.00 133.5

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2013-09-03 2013-09-30 60-DL 27 25 - Groin Strain - -
2010-06-04 - Minors - - Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum -
2010-05-17 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $1,380,000
2013 KCA $1,380,000
2012 KCA $1,380,000
2011 KCA $1,380,000
2010 KCA $1,380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$6,900,000
5 yrTotal$6,900,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 11/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 5 years/$6.9M (2010-14). Signed Major League contract with Kansas City as an amateur free agent from Cuba 1/7/10. DFA by Kansas City 11/20/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/13.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseballout of baseball2.9out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball2.9

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Four years into the Royals' $7 million international outlay, Arguelles has given the club a grand total of 190 innings above A-ball. The former Cuban star battled shoulder injury, command issues and a decline in velocity. Bonus aside, no pitcher can overcome that trifecta. Last summer, his opponents' OBP of .384 was the highest in the Texas League and he walked one more per nine than his closest competition. The Royals cut his season short by moving him to the 60-day DL with shoulder fatigue. In the final season of his five-year deal, Arguelles' time in the organization is rapidly approaching the end.
2013 After signing with the Royals, Arguelles missed all of 2010 due to surgery to repair a torn labrum. The team brought him back to action slowly in 2011. Last year, the shoulder appeared sound and he made a full complement of starts. Sadly, quantity did not equal quality as he struggled through most of his trips to the mound. A lefty who lacks a power fastball and relies on location, his K/BB ratio was turned upside down. In 15 of his 25 Double-A starts he struck out two or fewer batters. His velocity, which dropped to the mid-80s following his surgery, rebounded to the lower 90s. Royals scouts remain optimistic that he’ll learn to trust his shoulder and harness his control. They invested a bunch of cash in the Cuban defector. They’ll remain patient.
2012 The timetable shifted on the Cuban bonus baby when he was shut down for the entire 2010 season with shoulder concerns. He underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in August of 2010 and the Royals rightly brought him along slowly in 2011, limiting him to 21 starts and just over 100 innings for Wilmington. Arguelles has an average fastball and a solid changeup, but lacks a true out pitch. He relies on command more than power and projects as a back of the rotation starter or reliever.
2011 Cuban defector Noel Arguelles has yet to throw a pitch in anger since signing with the Royals in December 2009 due to shoulder problems, but retains a spot on the 40-man.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The Special Status of the Last Man on a Prospect ListSam Miller2015-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 7Jeff Moore2013-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 5Jeff Moore2013-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 15Jeff Moore2013-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 26Kevin Goldstein2011-07-27


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Noel Arguelles threw 263 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (78mph).