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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.62 1.45 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date4-19-1990
Height6' 7"
Weight250 lbs
Age24 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.32013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2013 MIA 23 4 4 18.0 18.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 88 27 17 17 4 44 13 13 0 15 8.50 6.41 7.12 -2.2 -0.3
2014 MIA 24 2 1 7.0 4.0 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 35 12 7 7 0 16 3 3 0 6 9.00 2.67 2.64 1.7 0.2
Career6525.022.03.003000012339242446016160218.645.365.72-0.5-0.1

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 WMI A 13 13 67.7 4.46 101 .236 .253 .321 .380 .264 .285 98 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2012 LAK A+ 18 18 102.0 4.62 110 .254 .258 .322 .387 .249 .341 108 12.5 1.2 12.5 1.2
2012 ERI AA 1 1 5.0 7.08 40 .358 .268 .349 .386 .268 .389 100 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 JAX AA 8 8 45.0 5.06 90 .257 .255 .328 .380 .257 .315 103 1.7 0.2 1.6 0.2
2012 PDD Wnt 7 7 22.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIA MLB 4 4 18.0 7.12 31 .364 .241 .299 .382 .248 .411 104 -3.0 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2013 JAX AA 4 4 23.0 2.41 141 .198 .239 .305 .354 .246 .298 95 4.7 0.5 5.8 0.7
2013 NWO AAA 23 23 138.0 3.79 109 .240 .260 .332 .397 .263 .302 88 21.6 2.2 19.0 2.1
2014 MIA MLB 2 1 7.0 2.64 132 .335 .220 .281 .336 .238 .462 97 1.9 0.2 1.7 0.2
2014 NWO AAA 25 25 139.7 4.77 96 .291 .275 .336 .426 .266 .342 93 15.0 1.5 12.8 1.3

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 WMI A 7 2 0 13 13 67.7 58 23 57 3 45% .285 7.7 3.1 0.4 7.6 1.20 3.46 6.3 0.6
2012 JAX AA 3 0 0 8 8 45.0 48 13 32 3 47% .315 9.6 2.6 0.6 6.4 1.36 3.80 1.6 0.2
2012 LAK A+ 8 4 0 18 18 102.0 113 32 84 5 46% .341 10.0 2.8 0.4 7.4 1.42 3.71 12.5 1.2
2012 PDD Wnt 1 3 0 7 7 22.3 21 7 18 2 0% .297 8.5 2.8 0.8 7.3 1.25 3.63 0.0 0.0
2012 ERI AA 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 8 2 3 1 42% .389 14.4 3.6 1.8 5.4 2.00 9.00 -1.0 -0.1
2013 MIA MLB 0 2 0 4 4 18.0 27 13 15 4 40% .411 13.5 6.5 2.0 7.5 2.22 8.50 -2.2 -0.3
2013 NWO AAA 6 11 0 23 23 138.0 127 40 122 7 55% .302 8.3 2.6 0.5 8.0 1.21 2.80 19.0 2.1
2013 JAX AA 1 1 0 4 4 23.0 18 3 25 2 47% .298 7.0 1.2 0.8 9.8 0.91 1.57 5.8 0.7
2014 MIA MLB 0 1 0 2 1 7.0 12 3 6 0 50% .462 15.4 3.9 0.0 7.7 2.14 9.00 1.7 0.2
2014 NWO AAA 8 10 0 25 25 139.7 169 50 104 13 47% .342 10.9 3.2 0.8 6.7 1.57 4.06 12.8 1.3

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 340 0.4676 0.4206 0.7692 0.5912 0.2707 0.8617 0.5918 0.2308
2014 140 0.4929 0.4500 0.9048 0.6377 0.2676 0.9318 0.8421 0.0952
Career4800.4750.42920.80880.60480.26980.88210.66480.1913

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Miami 9/3/13.
  • Acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12 (Anibal Sanchez deal).
  • Drafted by Detroit 2011 (7-227) (Wichita State). $0.125M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 4.6 5.5 0 16 16 101.2 88 29 72 8 .283 1.16 3.27 3.56 11.0 1.1
80o 4.4 5.8 0 16 16 95.5 88 29 68 8 .296 1.23 3.61 3.93 7.0 0.7
70o 4.3 6 0 16 16 91.4 88 29 65 8 .305 1.28 3.87 4.2 4.1 0.4
60o 4.2 6.2 0 16 16 88.0 88 29 62 8 .312 1.33 4.08 4.44 1.7 0.2
50o 4.1 6.3 0 16 16 84.8 87 29 60 8 .320 1.37 4.29 4.66 -0.5 -0.1
40o 3.9 6.5 0 16 16 81.7 87 29 58 8 .327 1.42 4.50 4.89 -2.7 -0.3
30o 3.8 6.7 0 16 16 78.4 86 29 56 8 .335 1.47 4.72 5.13 -5.0 -0.5
20o 3.7 7 0 16 16 74.7 86 28 53 8 .344 1.53 4.99 5.42 -7.6 -0.8
10o 3.4 7.3 0 16 16 69.6 84 28 50 8 .357 1.61 5.36 5.83 -11.2 -1.1
Weighted Mean4.16.30161684.68729608.3181.374.274.64-0.3-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
19% 38% 7% 26% 55%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201525111003232207199581651447.3201.243.523.838.72.57.20.61.7
201626101003131198189571511747.3081.243.653.978.62.66.90.81.2
2017279902828171169471321447.3191.263.734.058.92.56.90.71.0
2018289802727163160451231447.3161.263.744.078.92.56.80.80.9
2019298802525146144411101247.3161.273.744.068.92.56.80.70.8
2020308802525146141391121247.3141.243.613.928.72.46.90.71.1
2021318702424140137361061247.3131.233.613.938.82.36.80.81.0
202232770222212912633971147.3141.233.643.968.82.36.80.80.9
202333760202011811730871047.3131.243.673.998.92.36.60.80.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.46.55.83.43.12.919.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
2 89 Zach McAllister 2012 5.60
3 89 Alex Cobb 2012 4.42
4 88 Carlos Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
5 88 Justin Wilson 2012 1.93
6 88 Jorge Reyes 2012 0.00 DNP
7 87 Scott Diamond 2011 5.77
8 86 Chad Jenkins 2012 4.50
9 86 Rudy Owens 2012 0.00 DNP
10 86 Ross Detwiler 2010 6.67
11 85 John Gast 2013 5.11
12 85 Nick Barnese 2013 0.00 DNP
13 84 Lance Lynn 2011 3.12
14 84 Kris Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
15 84 Kevin Mulvey 2009 8.14
16 84 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25
17 84 Chris Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
18 83 Lance Broadway 2008 7.07
19 83 Casey Crosby 2013 0.00 DNP
20 83 Dallas Beeler 2013 0.00 DNP
21 83 Felix Doubront 2012 5.31
22 83 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
23 83 Anthony Ortega 2010 0.00 DNP
24 83 Matt Packer 2012 0.00 DNP
25 83 Ricky Romero 2009 4.45
26 83 Anthony Vasquez 2011 10.74
27 83 Ivan Nova 2011 4.03
28 83 Daniel Rosenbaum 2012 0.00 DNP
29 83 David Phelps 2011 0.00 DNP
30 83 Nick Tepesch 2013 5.03
31 83 Dallas Keuchel 2012 5.91
32 83 Graham Stoneburner 2012 0.00 DNP
33 83 Mitchell Boggs 2008 7.68
34 83 Chris Dwyer 2012 0.00 DNP
35 82 Wade Miley 2011 4.50
36 82 Alex Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
37 82 Kyle Gibson 2012 0.00 DNP
38 82 Erik Goeddel 2013 0.00 DNP
39 82 Eric Surkamp 2012 0.00 DNP
40 82 Gus Schlosser 2013 0.00 DNP
41 82 Brandon Cumpton 2013 2.35
42 82 J.C. Ramirez 2013 8.25
43 82 Drake Britton 2013 3.86
44 82 T.J. McFarland 2013 4.46
45 82 Chris Rusin 2011 0.00 DNP
46 82 Adam Warren 2012 23.14
47 82 Ryan Mullins 2008 0.00 DNP
48 82 Eric Berger 2010 0.00 DNP
49 82 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
50 82 Brandon Workman 2013 4.97
51 82 Zach Stewart 2011 5.88
52 81 Omar Poveda 2012 0.00 DNP
53 81 James Simmons 2011 0.00 DNP
54 81 Tim Alderson 2013 0.00 DNP
55 81 Juan Gutierrez 2008 0.00 DNP
56 81 Murphy Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
57 81 D.J. Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
58 81 James Paxton 2013 1.88
59 81 Simon Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
60 81 Jason Windsor 2007 0.00 DNP
61 81 Jeanmar Gomez 2012 6.55
62 81 Wade Davis 2010 4.07
63 81 Blake Wood 2010 5.26
64 81 James Adkins 2010 0.00 DNP
65 81 Brad Peacock 2012 0.00 DNP
66 81 Jose Cisnero 2013 4.74
67 81 P.J. Walters 2009 10.69
68 81 Trevor Bell 2011 3.67
69 81 Dana Eveland 2008 4.39
70 80 Gregory Peavey 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Joe Kelly 2012 4.21
72 80 Josh Bowman 2013 0.00 DNP
73 80 Shaeffer Hall 2012 0.00 DNP
74 80 Tommy Milone 2011 3.81
75 80 Alex Sanabia 2013 5.37
76 80 Wynn Pelzer 2010 0.00 DNP
77 80 Justin Cassel 2009 0.00 DNP
78 80 Charles Brewer 2012 0.00 DNP
79 80 Jordan Walden 2012 3.46
80 80 Seth Maness 2013 2.47
81 80 Aaron Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
82 79 Scott Barnes 2012 4.26
83 79 Chris Heston 2012 0.00 DNP
84 79 Bobby Parnell 2009 5.71
85 79 David Huff 2009 5.75
86 79 Chris Withrow 2013 2.60
87 79 Richard Bleier 2011 0.00 DNP
88 79 Kyle Weiland 2011 8.03
89 79 Greg Reynolds 2010 0.00 DNP
90 79 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
91 79 Yorman Bazardo 2009 8.72
92 79 Clayton Mortensen 2009 9.98
93 79 Evan Anundsen 2012 0.00 DNP
94 79 Amalio Diaz 2011 0.00 DNP
95 79 Jeff Locke 2012 5.50
96 79 Justin De Fratus 2012 4.22
97 79 Jose De Paula 2012 0.00 DNP
98 79 Sean West 2010 8.68
99 79 Josh Lindblom 2011 2.73
100 79 Dallas Trahern 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .400 .526 .800 .465
11 vs R (Multi) .362 .448 .552 .340
18 Split (Multi) .038 .079 .248 .125
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .400 .526 .800 .465
31 vs R (2013) .362 .448 .552 .340
38 Split (2013) .038 .079 .248 .125
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Selected by the Tigers in the 11th round of the 2011 draft and shipped to the Marlins in the Sanchez-Infante trade, the towering southpaw found a repeatable set of mechanics last year and saw his fastball tick up into the mid-90s. Flynn’s off-speed offerings remain a work in progress, but if he can maintain the strides he took in 2012, he’ll project as a back-end starter or setup man. Refinements to his changeup and slider, on the other hand, could turn Flynn into a middle-of-the-rotation horse. His plus makeup bolsters the glass-half-full outlook on his future.
2012 The Tigers acted on their power-lefty obsession by taking man-mountain Brian Flynn in last year's draft, and were rewarded with a minor league debut that featured impressive command of his mid-90s heat.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brian Flynn has thrown 538 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph), Slider (84mph) and Change (84mph).