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Portrait of Aaron Brooks

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
126.3 5.80 1.59 56 8 8 0 -1.6
Birth Date4-27-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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-1.92014
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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
2014 KCA 24 2 1 2.7 0.7 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 24 12 13 13 1 19 3 3 2 2 43.88 12.16 13.39 -3.1 -0.3
Career212.70.72.001000024121313119332243.8712.1613.39-3.1-0.3

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 IDA Rk 15 13 79.7 5.46 106 .237 .287 .355 .462 .277 .343 108 16.6 1.6 16.6 1.6
2012 KNC A 27 27 153.7 5.13 93 .290 .253 .324 .380 .260 .345 101 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2013 WIL A+ 10 10 56.3 4.61 102 .241 .260 .337 .389 .257 .320 99 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2013 NWA AA 16 16 103.7 4.84 89 .265 .253 .317 .383 .258 .301 101 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2014 KCA MLB 2 1 2.7 13.39 -108 .560 .272 .328 .417 .269 .688 105 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2014 OMA AAA 25 23 139.0 4.73 101 .251 .276 .344 .435 .273 .311 96 15.9 1.6 15.9 1.6

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 IDA Rk 6 2 0 15 13 79.7 89 8 73 7 62% .343 10.1 0.9 0.8 8.2 1.22 3.84 16.6 1.6
2012 KNC A 9 12 0 27 27 153.7 191 26 120 18 49% .345 11.2 1.5 1.1 7.0 1.41 4.98 8.8 0.9
2013 WIL A+ 2 3 0 10 10 56.3 60 11 43 4 51% .320 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.9 1.26 4.47 6.2 0.6
2013 NWA AA 7 7 0 16 16 103.7 113 11 67 13 51% .301 9.8 1.0 1.1 5.8 1.20 4.17 2.9 0.3
2014 OMA AAA 12 3 1 25 23 139.0 151 25 97 14 48% .311 9.8 1.6 0.9 6.3 1.27 3.88 15.9 1.6
2014 KCA MLB 0 1 0 2 1 2.7 12 3 2 1 47% .688 40.5 10.1 3.4 6.8 5.62 43.88 -3.1 -0.3

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
2014 87 0.4828 0.4828 0.7857 0.7143 0.2667 0.8667 0.5833 0.2143
Career870.48280.48280.78570.71430.26670.86670.58330.2143

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/14.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2011 (9-276) (Cal State-San Bernadino). $90,000 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 8.9 8.8 0 25 25 146.5 161 34 65 19 .282 1.33 4.60 5 2.1 0.2
80o 8.1 8.9 0 24 24 139.4 163 35 62 19 .295 1.42 5.01 5.44 -4.5 -0.5
70o 7.5 9 0 23 23 134.4 164 35 59 20 .304 1.48 5.30 5.76 -8.7 -0.9
60o 7.1 9 0 22 22 130.2 165 35 58 20 .311 1.54 5.56 6.04 -12.0 -1.2
50o 6.7 9.1 0 22 22 126.4 166 35 56 20 .319 1.59 5.80 6.3 -14.8 -1.5
40o 6.3 9.1 0 21 21 122.5 166 35 54 20 .326 1.64 6.04 6.57 -17.3 -1.8
30o 5.9 9.2 0 20 20 118.5 166 35 52 20 .334 1.70 6.31 6.86 -19.8 -2.0
20o 5.4 9.2 0 20 20 113.9 167 36 50 20 .343 1.78 6.63 7.2 -22.3 -2.3
10o 4.7 9.2 0 18 18 107.6 167 36 48 20 .356 1.88 7.08 7.7 -25.3 -2.6
Weighted Mean6.7902222126.3164355620.3171.585.776.27-14.4-1.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152557016169712024531349.3181.495.245.6911.22.24.91.2-0.6
20162657016169712425501549.3191.545.475.9411.52.34.61.4-0.8
20172757017179711723481449.3051.444.965.3910.82.14.41.3-0.3
20182856016169511721491349.3141.464.995.4311.12.04.71.2-0.3
2019294601414829919421149.3101.444.945.3710.92.14.61.2-0.2
2020304501414819919421149.3111.454.945.3711.02.14.61.2-0.2
2021314501313759117381049.3121.454.985.4211.02.04.61.2-0.2
202232450121270841536949.3091.414.735.1410.71.94.61.2-0.0
202333440111166791434949.3101.414.745.1610.81.94.61.2-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.82.75.80.600.610

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Trevor Harden 2012 0.00 DNP
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3 88 Steven Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
4 88 Cory Luebke 2009 0.00 DNP
5 88 Trevor Holder 2011 0.00 DNP
6 87 Brock Huntzinger 2013 0.00 DNP
7 87 Ronald Bay 2008 0.00 DNP
8 87 Drew Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
9 87 Tim Sexton 2011 0.00 DNP
10 87 Edgar Osuna 2012 0.00 DNP
11 86 Andrew Carraway 2011 0.00 DNP
12 86 Josh Romanski 2011 0.00 DNP
13 86 James Russell 2010 6.98
14 86 Todd Redmond 2009 0.00 DNP
15 86 Dylan Owen 2011 0.00 DNP
16 86 Tyler Cloyd 2011 0.00 DNP
17 86 Vidal Nuno 2012 0.00 DNP
18 86 Steven Shell 2007 0.00 DNP
19 86 Matt Torra 2008 0.00 DNP
20 86 Mario Hollands 2013 0.00 DNP
21 86 Evan MacLane 2007 0.00 DNP
22 86 Marty Popham 2012 0.00 DNP
23 85 Andrew Robinson 2012 0.00 DNP
24 85 Chris Hicks 2011 0.00 DNP
25 85 Wes Roemer 2011 0.00 DNP
26 85 Abe Alvarez 2007 0.00 DNP
27 85 Joseph Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
28 85 Craig Stammen 2008 0.00 DNP
29 85 Pat Dean 2013 0.00 DNP
30 85 Edgar Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
31 85 Gonzalez Germen 2012 0.00 DNP
32 85 Sean Black 2012 0.00 DNP
33 85 Spencer Arroyo 2013 0.00 DNP
34 85 Lance Janke 2011 0.00 DNP
35 84 Oliver Odle 2010 0.00 DNP
36 84 Jacob Thompson 2011 0.00 DNP
37 84 Michael Antonini 2010 0.00 DNP
38 84 Deolis Guerra 2013 0.00 DNP
39 84 Cory VanAllen 2009 0.00 DNP
40 84 Tim Adleman 2012 0.00 DNP
41 84 Bobby LaFromboise 2010 0.00 DNP
42 84 Ricky Bowen 2012 0.00 DNP
43 84 Jerry Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
44 84 Justin Marks 2012 0.00 DNP
45 84 Barry Enright 2010 3.91
46 84 Ryan Pope 2010 0.00 DNP
47 84 Hiram Burgos 2012 0.00 DNP
48 84 Miguel Munoz 2013 0.00 DNP
49 84 Alex Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
50 84 Ramon Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
51 84 Kyle Hald 2013 0.00 DNP
52 84 Oliver Drake 2011 0.00 DNP
53 83 Pete Ruiz 2012 0.00 DNP
54 83 Angel Calero 2011 0.00 DNP
55 83 Michael Tarsi 2011 0.00 DNP
56 83 Brad Tippett 2012 0.00 DNP
57 83 Brad Lincoln 2009 0.00 DNP
58 83 Bryan Price 2011 0.00 DNP
59 83 Matt Branham 2012 0.00 DNP
60 83 Jason Stephens 2009 0.00 DNP
61 83 Hung-Wen Chen 2010 0.00 DNP
62 83 James Gillheeney 2012 0.00 DNP
63 83 Terrence Engles 2010 0.00 DNP
64 82 Timothy Bascom 2009 0.00 DNP
65 82 Logan Darnell 2013 0.00 DNP
66 82 Mike Ballard 2008 0.00 DNP
67 82 Sean Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
68 82 Chris Seddon 2008 0.00 DNP
69 82 Jeremy Horst 2010 0.00 DNP
70 82 Nathan Starner 2008 0.00 DNP
71 82 Marco Estrada 2008 9.24
72 82 Ching Lung Lo 2010 0.00 DNP
73 82 Egan Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
74 82 Michael Madsen 2007 0.00 DNP
75 82 Cory Riordan 2010 0.00 DNP
76 82 Jose Ortegano 2012 0.00 DNP
77 82 Steve Garrison 2011 0.00
78 82 Joe Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
79 82 Bruce Billings 2010 0.00 DNP
80 82 James Heuser 2008 0.00 DNP
81 82 Cole McCurry 2010 0.00 DNP
82 82 Shawn Haviland 2010 0.00 DNP
83 82 Elisaul Pimentel 2013 0.00 DNP
84 82 Joel Carreno 2011 1.15
85 82 Jeremy Hefner 2010 0.00 DNP
86 82 Jacob Rasner 2011 0.00 DNP
87 82 Kyle Kaminska 2013 0.00 DNP
88 82 Pedro Hernandez 2013 6.83
89 82 Jacob Renshaw 2010 0.00 DNP
90 82 Andrew Liebel 2010 0.00 DNP
91 81 Matt Chico 2007 5.17
92 81 Burke Badenhop 2007 0.00 DNP
93 81 Chris Mason 2009 0.00 DNP
94 81 Stephen Marek 2008 0.00 DNP
95 81 Andrew Carpenter 2009 11.12
96 81 Leandro Cespedes 2011 0.00 DNP
97 81 Paolo Espino 2011 0.00 DNP
98 81 Jeremy McBryde 2011 0.00 DNP
99 81 Kyle Heckathorn 2012 0.00 DNP
100 81 Kelvin Villa 2010 0.00 DNP

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Aaron Brooks has thrown 92 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (81mph) and Sinker (92mph).