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Portrait of Shawn Armstrong

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
8.7 4.07 1.46 9 0 0 0 0.1
Birth Date9-11-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
0.12015
0.12016
-0.02017
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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 2.72 2.25 84 3.44 80.4 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 4.41 2.53 102 3.87 85.7 0.1
2017 CLE MLB 4 0 5.3 1 0 0 6 5 7 0 .255 114 10.1 8.4 0.0 11.8 40% .400 .266 2.06 3.01 8.44 101 6.96 161.4 -0.1
CareerMLB22024.01002012252.2511127.54.50.89.445%.290.2241.333.543.75964.40100.70.1

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 96 3.79 99.3
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 3.65 98.8
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 94 3.03 91.6
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 4.98 106.4
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 3.75 97.2
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 4.76 4.50 88 3.34 93.8
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 2.72 2.25 84 3.44 80.4
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 4.41 2.53 102 3.87 85.7
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
2017 CLE MLB 4 0 5.3 1 0 0 6 5 7 0 .255 114 10.1 8.4 0.0 11.8 40% .400 .266 2.06 3.01 8.44 101 6.96 161.4
2017 COH AAA 3 0 3.3 0 0 1 3 2 5 1 .240 8.1 5.4 2.7 13.5 75% .286 .299 1.50 6.89 8.10 0 0.00 0.0

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
2017 119 0.4706 0.5294 0.7778 0.7857 0.3016 0.8636 0.5789 0.2222
Career4420.50450.49320.74860.67520.31070.83010.57430.2514

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
2017 CLE $535,700
2016 CLE $
2015 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$535,700
1 yrTotal$535,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 74 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/17.
  • 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 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 23.7 18 10 26 2 .263 1.16 2.85 3.11 1.6 0.2
80o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 18.3 15 8 20 2 .279 1.25 3.25 3.54 1.2 0.1
70o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 14.5 13 7 16 2 .290 1.33 3.54 3.85 1.0 0.1
60o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 11.3 10 6 12 1 .300 1.39 3.80 4.12 0.7 0.1
50o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 8.5 8 4 9 1 .309 1.46 4.04 4.38 0.5 0.1
40o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 5.7 6 3 6 1 .319 1.52 4.29 4.64 0.3 0.0
30o 0.4 0.4 0 8 0 2.9 3 2 3 0 .329 1.59 4.56 4.93 -0.0 -0.0
20o 0.4 0.5 0 9 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .340 1.68 4.91 5.28 -0.3 -0.0
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 Mean0.40.40807.77481.3071.444.004.340.50.1

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 91 Cory Burns 2014 0.00 DNP
2 91 Ryan Dull 2016 2.82
3 90 Michael Tonkin 2016 5.81
4 89 Donnie Joseph 2014 81.00
5 89 Kevin Munson 2015 0.00 DNP
6 89 Cory Gearrin 2012 1.80
7 88 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
8 87 Vic Black 2014 3.12
9 87 Jerry Blevins 2010 3.70
10 87 Michael Schwimer 2012 4.72
11 87 Joe Paterson 2012 37.12
12 87 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
13 87 A.J. Ramos 2013 3.60
14 86 Mark Worrell 2009 0.00 DNP
15 86 Justin De Fratus 2014 3.25
16 86 Evan Scribner 2012 2.80
17 86 Brad Brach 2012 3.78
18 86 Scott Maine 2011 10.29
19 86 Mark Melancon 2011 3.39
20 85 Anthony Slama 2010 7.71
21 85 Erik Hamren 2013 0.00 DNP
22 85 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
23 85 Zach Thornton 2014 0.00 DNP
24 85 Steve Cishek 2012 3.53
25 84 Joe Thatcher 2008 8.77
26 84 Evan Meek 2009 3.45
27 84 Steven Ames 2014 0.00 DNP
28 84 Jeff Beliveau 2013 0.00
29 84 Hunter Jones 2010 0.00
30 84 Pedro Strop 2011 2.05
31 84 Santiago Casilla 2007 4.44
32 84 R.J. Swindle 2010 0.00 DNP
33 84 Cody Eppley 2012 3.91
34 84 Jon Link 2010 7.27
35 84 Brad Kilby 2009 1.06
36 84 Sam Demel 2012 9.00
37 84 Jordan Norberto 2013 0.00 DNP
38 84 Mark Hamburger 2013 0.00 DNP
39 83 Fernando Salas 2011 2.52
40 83 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
41 83 Michael Kohn 2012 0.00 DNP
42 83 Kevin Quackenbush 2015 4.32
43 83 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
44 83 Josh Ellis 2011 0.00 DNP
45 83 Vinnie Pestano 2011 2.32
46 83 Jeremy Berg 2013 0.00 DNP
47 83 Royce Ring 2007 3.60
48 83 Richard Rodriguez 2016 0.00 DNP
49 83 Craig Breslow 2007 0.00 DNP
50 83 Ryne Harper 2015 0.00 DNP
51 82 Chase Whitley 2015 4.19
52 82 Rob Delaney 2011 10.80
53 82 Zach Putnam 2014 2.30
54 82 Colton Murray 2016 6.43
55 82 Sammy Gervacio 2011 0.00 DNP
56 82 Keith Butler 2015 0.00 DNP
57 82 Michael Dimock 2016 0.00 DNP
58 82 Nick Vincent 2013 2.14
59 82 Nelson Gonzalez 2016 0.00 DNP
60 82 Chasen Bradford 2016 0.00 DNP
61 82 Brandon Kintzler 2011 5.52
62 82 Daniel Coulombe 2016 4.84
63 82 Ramon Troncoso 2009 3.27
64 82 Tommy Kahnle 2016 2.84
65 81 Josh Martin 2016 0.00 DNP
66 81 Miles Mikolas 2015 0.00 DNP
67 81 Kevin Chapman 2014 4.64
68 81 Matt Reynolds 2011 4.26
69 81 Mychal Givens 2016 3.45
70 81 Jason Stoffel 2015 0.00 DNP
71 81 Justin Wright 2016 0.00 DNP
72 81 Evan Marshall 2016 10.57
73 81 Josh Judy 2012 0.00 DNP
74 81 Josh Edgin 2013 3.77
75 81 Bryce Stowell 2013 0.00 DNP
76 81 Ryan Kussmaul 2013 0.00 DNP
77 81 Chris Mobley 2010 0.00 DNP
78 81 Dan Runzler 2011 6.91
79 81 Josh Wilkie 2011 0.00 DNP
80 81 Scott Alexander 2016 4.08
81 81 Matt Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
82 81 Jeff Stevens 2010 7.64
83 81 Ryan Rodebaugh 2015 0.00 DNP
84 81 Brandon Gomes 2011 3.65
85 80 Chris Rearick 2014 0.00 DNP
86 80 Jeremy Jeffress 2014 2.81
87 80 Phil Klein 2015 7.79
88 80 Josh Spence 2014 0.00 DNP
89 80 Jay Buente 2010 6.55
90 80 Preston Claiborne 2014 3.86
91 80 Tucker Healy 2016 0.00 DNP
92 80 Brandon Medders 2006 4.65
93 80 Aaron Loup 2014 3.28
94 79 Danny Burawa 2015 6.23
95 79 Rich Thompson 2011 3.00
96 79 Robbie Weinhardt 2012 0.00 DNP
97 79 Daniel Herrera 2011 5.59
98 79 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
99 79 C.J. Riefenhauser 2016 0.00 DNP
100 79 Brandon League 2009 4.82

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 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-14
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 600 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (85mph) and Slider (91mph).