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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
9.3 4.22 1.45 10 0 0 0 0.1
Birth Date9-11-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
0.12015
-0.02016
0.12017
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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
2015 CLE MLB 8 0 8.0 0 0 0 5 2 11 1 .248 108 5.6 2.2 1.1 12.4 35% .250 .198 0.88 2.73 2.25 91 3.54 92.0 0.1
2016 CLE MLB 10 0 10.7 0 0 0 9 5 7 1 .250 115 7.6 4.2 0.8 5.9 53% .258 .215 1.31 4.42 2.53 111 4.99 109.1 -0.0
CareerMLB18018.7000147182.2491126.83.41.08.747%.255.2081.123.692.411034.37101.80.1

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 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 MHV A- 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .227 117 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 25% .250 .078 0.50 1.36 0.00 95 3.89 99.8
2012 LKC A 2 0 3.7 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 .239 100 2.5 4.9 0.0 9.8 25% .125 .185 0.82 2.81 0.00 99 3.93 100.4
2012 CAR A+ 26 0 43.7 1 3 1 31 23 52 0 .261 96 6.4 4.7 0.0 10.7 42% .307 .222 1.24 3.00 2.06 95 2.98 93.3
2012 AKR AA 17 0 20.3 1 0 3 12 12 22 0 .264 99 5.3 5.3 0.0 9.7 39% .261 .193 1.18 2.96 0.89 102 4.59 105.4
2012 SCO Wnt 5 0 5.7 0 0 0 2 4 3 0 .000 3.2 6.4 0.0 4.8 0% .125 .000 1.06 5.51 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AKR AA 30 0 33.0 2 3 0 32 21 43 2 .266 97 8.7 5.7 0.5 11.7 36% .353 .286 1.61 3.60 4.09 98 3.63 97.6
2013 CLE Rk 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 .263 91 6.8 0.0 2.2 11.2 40% .222 .213 0.75 4.75 4.50 88 3.12 92.8
2014 AKR AA 44 0 51.0 6 2 15 39 19 68 3 .263 102 6.9 3.4 0.5 12.0 41% .310 .222 1.14 2.63 2.12 71 1.92 80.8
2014 COH AAA 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 3 4 1 .243 109 7.2 5.4 1.8 7.2 53% .214 .264 1.40 6.16 5.40 105 4.96 108.4
2015 CLE MLB 8 0 8.0 0 0 0 5 2 11 1 .248 108 5.6 2.2 1.1 12.4 35% .250 .198 0.88 2.73 2.25 91 3.54 92.0
2015 COH AAA 46 0 49.7 1 2 16 37 26 80 0 .253 109 6.7 4.7 0.0 14.5 43% .363 .208 1.27 1.63 2.36 66 1.87 82.3
2016 CLE MLB 10 0 10.7 0 0 0 9 5 7 1 .250 115 7.6 4.2 0.8 5.9 53% .258 .215 1.31 4.42 2.53 111 4.99 109.1
2016 LKC A 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 .252 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 0% .000 .014 0.00 -1.52 0.00 81 2.36 89.9
2016 COH AAA 47 0 49.0 3 1 9 27 29 72 0 .254 5.0 5.3 0.0 13.2 43% .270 .200 1.14 2.19 1.84 81 2.14 85.3

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
2015 130 0.5154 0.4385 0.6667 0.5522 0.3175 0.7838 0.4500 0.3333
2016 193 0.5181 0.5078 0.7857 0.6900 0.3118 0.8406 0.6552 0.2143
Career3230.5170.47990.73780.63450.31410.81770.57260.2622

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
2013-04-20 2013-06-30 Minors 71 0 Left Hand - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $
2015 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 74 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2011 (18-548) (East Carolina). $0.325M signing bonus.

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 0.5 0.4 0 9 0 24.9 19 10 27 3 .263 1.15 3.01 3.19 1.7 0.2
80o 0.5 0.4 0 9 0 19.4 16 8 21 2 .279 1.25 3.41 3.62 1.3 0.1
70o 0.5 0.5 0 9 0 15.5 13 7 17 2 .290 1.33 3.71 3.94 0.9 0.1
60o 0.5 0.5 0 9 0 12.4 11 6 14 2 .300 1.39 3.98 4.21 0.7 0.1
50o 0.4 0.5 0 9 0 9.5 9 5 10 1 .309 1.45 4.22 4.47 0.4 0.0
40o 0.4 0.5 0 9 0 6.7 7 4 7 1 .319 1.52 4.47 4.74 0.1 0.0
30o 0.4 0.5 0 9 0 3.8 4 2 4 1 .328 1.59 4.76 5.03 -0.2 -0.0
20o 0.4 0.5 0 9 0 0.5 1 0 1 0 .340 1.68 5.08 5.38 -0.5 -0.1
10o 0.8 1 0 18 0 4.9 6 3 5 1 .356 1.80 5.53 5.87 -2.0 -0.2
Weighted Mean0.40.50908.784101.3071.444.194.430.40.0

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
20182721039041342757541.3101.494.144.507.55.912.51.10.3
20192821036038312552541.3071.464.204.567.35.912.21.20.2
20202921036038302454541.3031.414.064.417.05.612.71.20.3
20213021146049352769541.2861.273.573.886.45.012.70.90.6
20223131163067483292741.2891.203.253.536.54.312.40.91.1
20233221035037292153441.3071.363.724.047.15.213.01.00.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Ryan Dull 2016 2.82
2 91 Cory Burns 2014 0.00 DNP
3 91 Donnie Joseph 2014 81.00
4 90 Michael Tonkin 2016 5.81
5 89 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
6 89 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
7 89 Cory Gearrin 2012 1.80
8 89 Kevin Munson 2015 0.00 DNP
9 88 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
10 88 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
11 87 Jerry Blevins 2010 3.70
12 87 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
13 87 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
14 87 Vic Black 2014 3.12
15 87 Michael Schwimer 2012 4.72
16 87 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
17 87 A.J. Ramos 2013 3.60
18 87 Evan Scribner 2012 2.80
19 86 Justin De Fratus 2014 3.25
20 86 Jeff Beliveau 2013 0.00
21 86 Brad Brach 2012 3.78
22 86 Santiago Casilla 2007 4.44
23 86 R.J. Swindle 2010 0.00 DNP
24 86 Craig Breslow 2007 0.00 DNP
25 86 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
26 85 Jon Link 2010 7.27
27 85 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
28 85 Pedro Strop 2011 2.05
29 85 Anthony Slama 2010 7.71
30 85 Steve Cishek 2012 3.53
31 85 Steven Ames 2014 0.00 DNP
32 85 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
33 85 Mark Hamburger 2013 0.00 DNP
34 85 Evan Meek 2009 3.45
35 85 Kevin Chapman 2014 4.64
36 85 Zach Thornton 2014 0.00 DNP
37 84 Joe Thatcher 2008 8.77
38 84 Sam Demel 2012 9.00
39 84 Zach Putnam 2014 2.30
40 84 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
41 84 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
42 84 Michael Kohn 2012 0.00 DNP
43 84 Vinnie Pestano 2011 2.32
44 84 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
45 84 Jordan Norberto 2013 0.00 DNP
46 83 Fernando Salas 2011 2.52
47 83 Richard Rodriguez 2016 0.00 DNP
48 83 Royce Ring 2007 3.60
49 83 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
50 83 Kevin Quackenbush 2015 4.32
51 83 Ryne Harper 2015 0.00 DNP
52 83 Colton Murray 2016 6.43
53 83 Chase Whitley 2015 4.19
54 83 Nelson Gonzalez 2016 0.00 DNP
55 83 Ramon Troncoso 2009 3.27
56 83 Sammy Gervacio 2011 0.00 DNP
57 83 Daniel Coulombe 2016 4.84
58 82 Rob Delaney 2011 10.80
59 82 Brandon Kintzler 2011 5.52
60 82 Michael Dimock 2016 0.00 DNP
61 82 David Carpenter 2014 0.00
62 82 Jason Stoffel 2015 0.00 DNP
63 82 Tommy Kahnle 2016 2.84
64 82 Keith Butler 2015 0.00 DNP
65 82 Josh Martin 2016 0.00 DNP
66 82 Chasen Bradford 2016 0.00 DNP
67 82 Nick Vincent 2013 2.14
68 82 Ryan Kussmaul 2013 0.00 DNP
69 82 Jeremy Jeffress 2014 2.81
70 82 Mychal Givens 2016 3.45
71 82 Matt Reynolds 2011 4.26
72 82 Justin Wright 2016 0.00 DNP
73 81 Chris Mobley 2010 0.00 DNP
74 81 Chris Rearick 2014 0.00 DNP
75 81 Josh Edgin 2013 3.77
76 81 Dan Runzler 2011 6.91
77 81 Scott Alexander 2016 4.08
78 81 Bryce Stowell 2013 0.00 DNP
79 81 Danny Burawa 2015 6.23
80 81 Brandon Medders 2006 4.65
81 81 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
82 81 Ryan Rodebaugh 2015 0.00 DNP
83 81 Evan Marshall 2016 10.57
84 81 Josh Judy 2012 0.00 DNP
85 81 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
86 81 Josh Wilkie 2011 0.00 DNP
87 81 Brian Wilson 2008 4.62
88 81 Brandon League 2009 4.82
89 81 Ross Wolf 2009 0.00 DNP
90 81 Miles Mikolas 2015 0.00 DNP
91 81 Jeff Stevens 2010 7.64
92 81 Phil Klein 2015 7.79
93 81 Brandon Gomes 2011 3.65
94 81 Brad Kilby 2009 1.06
95 80 Ryan Speier 2006 0.00 DNP
96 80 Aaron Loup 2014 3.28
97 80 Patrick Keating 2013 0.00 DNP
98 80 Edgmer Escalona 2013 6.26
99 80 Tucker Healy 2016 0.00 DNP
100 80 Daniel Herrera 2011 5.59

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .214 .254 .268 .166
11 vs R (Multi) .229 .351 .438 .256
18 Split (Multi) -.015 -.097 -.170 -.089
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .238 .273 .286 .170
31 vs R (2016) .235 .381 .412 .261
38 Split (2016) .003 -.108 -.126 -.091
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 His name puts too fine a point on it, but man can Armstrong throw. Like many relief-only prospects, he lives and dies on two pitches: a humming fastball and a wipeout slider with strong tilt. In Columbus, hitters couldn't touch him—he struck out 38 percent of hitters faced and was selected to the International League All-Star Game. After being called up to The Show, he looked like an All-Star at the highest level, averaging 94.5 mph on his four-seamer and touching 97. If he keeps the control gains he demonstrated in 2015, he'll settle in at the back of the Tribe's bullpen.
2014 One of the better relief prospects in the organization, Shawn Armstrong can miss plenty of bats, but for now he also misses the zone far too often to be trusted in high-leverage situations.
2013 Shawn Armstrong throws a high-90s fastball with a plus slider, and could get a shot in Cleveland this year due to the stuff, but he'll struggle unless he can refine his control.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-15
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-03-03
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueJeff Moore2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueTucker Blair2014-11-24
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
Measuring Pitching with TrackMan: The Secrets of Fastball SpinZach Day2013-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-20


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Shawn Armstrong has thrown 465 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (85mph).