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Portrait of Michael Clevinger

Michael Clevinger PIndians

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
74.0 4.64 1.47 64 5 4 0 0.3
Birth Date12-21-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
0.22016
0.32017
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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
2016 CLE MLB 17 10 53.0 3 3 0 50 29 50 8 .257 112 8.5 4.9 1.4 8.5 40% .288 .264 1.49 4.82 5.26 114 5.01 109.3 0.2
CareerMLB171053.03305029508.2571128.54.91.48.540%.288.2641.494.825.261145.01109.30.2

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 ORM Rk 3 0 4.0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 .273 100 6.8 4.5 0.0 11.2 50% .300 .172 1.25 3.28 2.25 100 4.40 102.4
2012 CDR A 8 8 41.0 1 1 0 37 13 34 3 .263 107 8.1 2.9 0.7 7.5 47% .286 .255 1.22 3.81 3.73 96 3.88 100.2
2013 ANG Rk 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 .292 102 6.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 50% .250 .236 1.33 4.00 3.00 104 4.81 108.4
2013 ORM Rk 1 1 2.7 0 1 0 6 2 2 0 .292 114 20.2 6.8 0.0 6.8 58% .500 .398 3.00 5.96 16.88 105 5.53 110.3
2014 BUR A 5 5 24.0 3 0 0 16 5 27 2 .260 100 6.0 1.9 0.8 10.1 48% .241 .201 0.88 2.94 1.88 82 2.43 88.5
2014 CAR A+ 5 4 20.7 0 1 0 20 11 15 1 .250 95 8.7 4.8 0.4 6.5 41% .328 .271 1.50 4.73 4.79 115 6.69 116.8
2014 INL A+ 13 13 55.3 1 3 0 58 27 58 8 .000 9.4 4.4 1.3 9.4 0% .331 .000 1.54 5.20 5.37 0 0.00 0.0
2015 AKR AA 27 26 158.0 9 8 0 127 40 145 8 .258 96 7.2 2.3 0.5 8.3 37% .272 .231 1.06 3.02 2.73 84 2.94 89.9
2016 CLE MLB 17 10 53.0 3 3 0 50 29 50 8 .257 112 8.5 4.9 1.4 8.5 40% .288 .264 1.49 4.82 5.26 114 5.01 109.3
2016 COH AAA 17 17 93.0 11 1 0 78 35 97 8 .257 105 7.5 3.4 0.8 9.4 40% .293 .234 1.22 3.36 3.00 86 2.72 91.1

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
2016 951 0.4437 0.4353 0.7657 0.6232 0.2854 0.8327 0.6490 0.2343
Career9510.44370.43530.76570.62320.28540.83270.6490.2343

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
2014-06-22 2014-07-08 Minors 16 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-29 2014-06-13 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 79 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/15. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/16.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from LA Angels 8/7/14.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2011 (4-135) (Seminole State JC, Fla.). $0.25M 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 5.5 3.4 0 13 13 90.7 78 33 78 11 .262 1.22 3.55 3.79 11.6 1.3
80o 5.3 3.6 0 13 13 84.8 78 33 73 11 .275 1.31 3.92 4.18 8.5 0.9
70o 5.2 3.8 0 13 13 80.7 77 33 70 11 .284 1.37 4.19 4.46 6.4 0.7
60o 5.1 4 0 13 13 77.3 77 33 67 11 .292 1.42 4.42 4.71 4.4 0.5
50o 5 4.2 0 13 13 74.1 76 33 64 11 .299 1.47 4.64 4.94 2.6 0.3
40o 4.9 4.3 0 13 13 71.0 76 33 61 10 .306 1.53 4.86 5.18 0.7 0.1
30o 4.8 4.5 0 13 13 67.7 75 32 59 10 .314 1.59 5.10 5.43 -1.2 -0.1
20o 4.7 4.7 0 13 13 64.0 74 32 55 10 .324 1.66 5.39 5.74 -3.7 -0.4
10o 4.5 5 0 13 13 58.9 72 31 51 10 .337 1.76 5.80 6.17 -7.0 -0.8
Weighted Mean5.14.10131373.976326410.2971.464.614.912.80.3

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
20182756015158983521021536.2951.514.935.328.45.210.31.50.1
2019284501313786945881236.2871.464.805.188.05.210.21.40.2
20202956016169585561141436.3001.494.584.948.15.310.81.30.5
2021304601414857750961436.2921.494.965.358.25.310.21.50.1
2022317902323137128681552336.2951.434.685.058.44.510.21.50.6
202332660171710294501111536.2941.414.444.798.34.49.81.30.8
202433101103030192160902182736.2801.304.284.627.54.210.21.31.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Josh Tomlin 2011 4.35
2 92 Tyler Lyons 2014 5.65
3 91 Steve Johnson 2014 0.00 DNP
4 91 Neil Ramirez 2015 3.21
5 91 David Phelps 2013 5.19
6 91 John Ely 2012 20.25
7 89 Kyle Lobstein 2016 3.96
8 89 Garrett Mock 2009 6.41
9 89 Jae Kuk Ryu 2009 0.00 DNP
10 89 J.A. Happ 2009 2.98
11 89 Guillermo Moscoso 2010 27.00
12 88 Scott Lewis 2010 0.00 DNP
13 88 Alfredo Aceves 2009 3.86
14 87 Billy Buckner 2010 11.77
15 87 Chad Bettis 2015 4.38
16 87 James McDonald 2011 4.53
17 87 Kevin Hart 2009 6.11
18 87 Trevor May 2016 5.48
19 87 Dustin Moseley 2008 6.62
20 87 Brad Lincoln 2011 5.10
21 86 Kyle Gibson 2014 4.57
22 86 Brad Mills 2011 9.82
23 86 Brad Peacock 2014 5.47
24 86 Jim Johnson 2009 4.11
25 86 Dan Straily 2015 5.94
26 86 Kyle Weiland 2013 0.00 DNP
27 86 Josh Banks 2009 7.54
28 86 Eric Surkamp 2014 5.18
29 86 Steven Shell 2009 5.40
30 86 Ramon A. Ramirez 2009 3.65
31 86 Adam Ottavino 2012 4.78
32 86 Carlos Rosa 2011 0.00 DNP
33 86 Ryan Cook 2013 3.07
34 86 Matt Shoemaker 2013 0.00
35 86 Michael Kirkman 2013 8.18
36 86 Hayden Penn 2011 0.00 DNP
37 86 Tyler Wilson 2016 5.52
38 86 Austin Hyatt 2012 0.00 DNP
39 86 Daryl Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
40 85 Tyler Thornburg 2015 5.77
41 85 Shairon Martis 2013 5.59
42 85 Sean Gilmartin 2016 7.13
43 85 Radhames Liz 2010 0.00 DNP
44 85 Dillon Gee 2012 4.60
45 85 Cody Martin 2016 4.18
46 85 Alex Colome 2015 4.10
47 85 Esmil Rogers 2012 4.81
48 85 Michael Bowden 2013 4.30
49 85 Tyler Cloyd 2013 6.71
50 85 Ernesto Frieri 2012 2.73
51 85 Carlos Frias 2016 0.00
52 85 Wade LeBlanc 2011 4.74
53 85 Elih Villanueva 2013 0.00 DNP
54 85 Cory Luebke 2011 3.48
55 85 Joe Wieland 2016 10.80
56 85 David Rollins 2016 7.71
57 85 Esmailin Caridad 2010 15.75
58 85 Trevor Bell 2013 0.00 DNP
59 85 David Buchanan 2015 7.23
60 84 Kyle Drabek 2014 0.00
61 84 Erik Johnson 2016 8.33
62 84 Adam Wilk 2014 0.00 DNP
63 84 Pedro Beato 2013 3.60
64 84 Hiram Burgos 2014 0.00 DNP
65 84 Marco Estrada 2010 10.32
66 84 Edwar Cabrera 2014 0.00 DNP
67 84 John Koronka 2007 7.84
68 84 Ryan Tucker 2013 0.00 DNP
69 84 Dylan Axelrod 2012 5.65
70 84 Joel Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
71 84 Carlos Carrasco 2013 6.94
72 84 Dustin Nippert 2007 5.96
73 84 Alfredo Figaro 2011 0.00 DNP
74 84 Luis Marte 2013 0.00 DNP
75 84 Barry Enright 2012 14.73
76 84 Junichi Tazawa 2012 1.43
77 84 Allen Webster 2016 0.00 DNP
78 84 Taylor Jungmann 2016 8.10
79 84 Brett Oberholtzer 2016 5.85
80 83 Liam Hendriks 2015 3.20
81 83 Anthony Bass 2014 6.67
82 83 Mike Montgomery 2016 3.05
83 83 Chris Lambert 2009 10.22
84 83 Ross Stripling 2016 4.18
85 83 Mike Parisi 2009 0.00 DNP
86 83 Brandon Workman 2015 0.00 DNP
87 83 Ethan Martin 2015 0.00 DNP
88 83 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
89 83 Francisco Rosario 2007 5.47
90 83 Yorman Bazardo 2011 0.00 DNP
91 83 Michael Stutes 2013 5.60
92 83 Jose Alvarez 2015 4.16
93 83 Fabio Castro 2011 0.00 DNP
94 83 Casey Coleman 2014 5.25
95 83 Burke Badenhop 2009 4.12
96 83 Austin Pruitt 2016 0.00 DNP
97 83 Enrique Gonzalez 2009 4.91
98 83 Scott Baker 2008 3.45
99 83 Nate Karns 2014 4.50
100 82 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .178 .272 .233 .197
11 vs R (Multi) .301 .392 .584 .317
18 Split (Multi) -.123 -.120 -.351 -.120
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .178 .272 .233 .197
31 vs R (2016) .301 .392 .584 .317
38 Split (2016) -.123 -.120 -.351 -.120
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

Definition of multi-year splits

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 Every year, prospect hounds and fantasy mavens pick up this very Annual to look for their white whale: sleeper picks that will, come late September, make the general populace shiver with envy at their scouting acumen. Of course, now that nearly every Low-A ballclub has scout types writing up reports on them, it's become nearly impossible to find the truly unknowns. It's like looking for a clean-shaven dude in Brooklyn. But be happy, deep-divers:

Clevinger could be your guy.

A former top-10 prospect with the Angels, his development stalled during every hurler's requisite first Tommy John surgery. But 2015 was a revelation—he posted 158 strong innings at Akron and tallied nearly a strikeout per inning. His strengths: a four-pitch arsenal and legit mid-90s heat, not the sort of pyrite mid-90s heat that faux scouts hype because they saw 94 on a nearby gun once. The red flags: delivery (awkward) and durability (untested). Nevertheless, the return for Vinnie Pestano looks like a steal so far. This is the latest in a stretch of savvy trades for starting pitching talent made by Chris Antonetti and staff. Maybe next time you should just ask the Cleveland front office for starting pitcher sleeper picks.

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  Title Author Date
Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cubs vs. IndiansAaron Gleeman2016-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Blue Jays vs. IndiansMatthew Trueblood2016-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 8-10Christopher Crawford2016-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 13th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 29thChristopher Crawford2016-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 17-19Christopher Crawford2016-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Highest Ceilings Outside The 101BP Prospect Staff2016-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cubs Page TurnerR.J. Anderson2014-08-11


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Michael Clevinger has thrown 1,084 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph), Slider (85mph) and Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (85mph) and Sinker (95mph).