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Portrait of Nate Karns

Nate Karns PRays

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date11-25-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
2012
-0.42013
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 WAS MLB 3 3 12.0 17 6 11 5 .254 104 12.8 4.5 3.8 8.2 37% .316 .373 1.92 8.35 7.50 113 11.02 -0.9
2014 TBA MLB 2 2 12.0 7 4 13 3 .259 104 5.2 3.0 2.2 9.8 47% .148 .261 0.92 0.00 4.50 97 4.11 0.1
2015 TBA MLB 26 26 144.0 128 55 141 18 .263 97 8.0 3.4 1.1 8.8 44% .283 .258 1.27 4.04 3.69 97 3.92 1.8
CareerMLB3131168.01526516526.262988.13.51.48.843%.278.2681.294.474.02994.541.1

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 AUB A- 8 8 36.7 27 27 33 1 .259 101 6.6 6.6 0.2 8.1 47% .277 .246 1.47 4.46 3.44
2011 NAT Rk 5 5 18.7 2 6 26 0 .249 103 1.0 2.9 0.0 12.5 48% .065 .096 0.43 1.92 0.00
2012 HAG A 11 5 44.3 23 21 61 1 .252 103 4.7 4.3 0.2 12.4 50% .237 .177 0.99 2.74 2.03
2012 POT A+ 13 13 71.7 47 26 87 1 .262 99 5.9 3.3 0.1 10.9 53% .287 .190 1.02 2.39 2.26
2013 WAS MLB 3 3 12.0 17 6 11 5 .254 104 12.8 4.5 3.8 8.2 37% .316 .373 1.92 8.35 7.50
2013 HAR AA 23 23 132.7 109 48 155 14 .268 98 7.4 3.3 0.9 10.5 47% .289 .247 1.18 3.60 3.26
2014 TBA MLB 2 2 12.0 7 4 13 3 .259 104 5.2 3.0 2.2 9.8 47% .148 .261 0.92 0.00 4.50
2014 DUR AAA 27 27 145.3 142 62 153 16 .251 102 8.8 3.8 1.0 9.5 47% .323 .250 1.40 0.00 5.08
2015 TBA MLB 26 26 144.0 128 55 141 18 .263 97 8.0 3.4 1.1 8.8 44% .283 .258 1.27 4.04 3.69

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
2013 246 0.4837 0.4472 0.7818 0.6639 0.2441 0.8101 0.7097 0.2182
2014 205 0.4439 0.4488 0.7826 0.5824 0.3421 0.8491 0.6923 0.2174
2015 2350 0.4779 0.4440 0.7977 0.6118 0.2901 0.8792 0.6404 0.2013
Career28010.47590.44460.79520.61420.28990.87090.65030.204

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
2010-06-21 2010-08-29 Minors 69 0 Right Shoulder Surgery -
2010-06-21 2010-08-28 Minors 68 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $508,800
2014 TBA $
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$508,800
1 yrTotal$508,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 33 d1 year/$0.5088M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5088M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Washington 11/20/12. Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • Drafted by Washington 2009 (12-352) (Texas Tech).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .347 .413 .295
11 vs R (Multi) .224 .289 .566 .312
18 Split (Multi) -.001 .058 -.153 -.017
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .111 .273 .111 .204
31 vs R (2014) .200 .259 .600 .307
38 Split (2014) -.089 .013 -.489 -.103
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Nate Karns is referenced in the following articles.

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Fantasy Rounders: Buc the Hand that FeedsDoug Thorburn2015-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21Wilson Karaman2015-08-21
Fantasy Rounders: For Whom the Bell TollsDoug Thorburn2015-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 28, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13Wilson Karaman2015-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SevenKeith Cromer2015-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SevenMike Gianella2015-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Are You Over 18? Russell A. Carleton2015-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week FourWilson Karaman2015-04-24
Fantasy Rounders: Take FiveDoug Thorburn2015-04-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week TwoMike Gianella2015-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week TwoKeith Cromer2015-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Shift in ColoradoChris Mosch2015-04-08
Fantasy Rounders: Run for CoverDoug Thorburn2015-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Who Are These Guys?R.J. Anderson2015-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: American League Position BattlesNick Shlain2015-03-24
Every Team's Moneyball: Tampa Bay Rays: Never Trust Any Win Over 30Adam Sobsey2015-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate EventsDaniel Rathman2015-03-16
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: American LeagueChris Mellen2015-02-23
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: American LeagueNick J. Faleris2015-02-23
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-03
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rays to the TopR.J. Anderson2014-09-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 25Ben Carsley2014-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-15
Daily League Strategy: Picking on Young PitchersPaul Sporer2014-09-12
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJordan Shusterman2014-06-09
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJake Mintz2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarR.J. Anderson2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarCraig Goldstein2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Competition in CoorsDaniel Rathman2014-03-13
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
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Choosing the Brave LifeR.J. Anderson2014-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher NewsDaniel Rathman2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 16, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 16, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 25Zach Mortimer2013-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two StatusBret Sayre2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Halo EffectDaniel Rathman2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-RealismBret Sayre2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-07-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Alex Colome or Nate Karns or Burch Smith as a starter?
(Goseman from Detroit)
I'll take Colome out of that trio. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nate Karns anything other than a back of the rotation or bullpen arm?
(Mark from IA)
Not for me, no. I think he's a bit of a swingman that can fill the back of a rotation on the right team. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Archer working hard on change-up, Jake Odorizzi learning how to throw Alex Cobb's split-finger change-up, Nate Karns improving on his change-up and Jake McGee adding a change-up w/ a possibility of a curveball to his repertoire. Which one of these guys will benefit most from adding the pitch that some people are obsessed/fixated/fascinated with? If Odorizzi does indeed learn and hone "The Thing"(split-change), would this take him from a bottom-of-rotation to a 2/3 guy because he'll finally have an out-pitch?
(jlarsen from Chicagoland Area)
a killer changeup can move the needle, sure. But some times a guy is just hoping to get a half-way decent one. In theory any big league pitcher who 'learns awesome new pitch' is going to get better, change cutter knucklecurve etc, but it feels to me like Odorizzi and Archer are going to benefit the most, since they are already potential quality starters and this could put them over the top. Karns could be helped out by having a better chance to stick in the rotation, but that's not as shiny as having a chacne to be a front-line guy. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate Karns or Jesse Hahn?
(Danny from Boston)
Looks like the details of that Rays-Nats swap are coming in, so we've got a few Qs on that front.

This is a fun one because the Rays just traded Jesse Hahn (and Alex Torres) for Logan Forsythe and a grab bag of prospects a month ago, and now they've traded Jose Lobaton (and a grab bag of prospects) for Nick Karns.

Hahn and Karns are similar in a few senses: both were college arms, both have injury histories, both have two good pitches, and so on. Even their outlooks are a lot alike: possible MOR arm or impact bullpen guy. I guess it comes down to the medicals, and without knowing which is better, I'll just call them evenish. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Nate Karns - Jose Lobaton deal? Seems like the Rays did better, but the Nats getting Felipe Rivero might help their case a bit
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
We covered this earlier in the chat but it's been a while so:

It seems like a fair deal. Lobaton was out of options and the Rays had two superior catchers they made multi-year commitments toward this winter. They obviously wanted Karns, but the Nationals didn't consider that a fair swap, so the Rays added two interesting, but limited parts to make it work. Both sides should be satisfied with the deal. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Nate Karns has thrown 2,803 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph) and Change (86mph).