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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.3 5.60 1.69 24 1 0 1 -0.4
Birth Date4-16-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age21 years, 6 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
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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

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
2012 RNG Rk 9 0 11.3 3.02 149 .154 .273 .344 .373 .267 .174 98 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2013 HIC A 12 0 18.7 3.02 135 .221 .255 .326 .365 .270 .340 103 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2013 SPO A- 12 0 16.7 1.90 153 .291 .255 .331 .349 .271 .381 93 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2013 RNG Rk 3 0 3.7 2.44 153 .368 .244 .331 .335 .257 .615 99 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2014 MYR A+ 8 0 10.3 3.10 130 .246 .243 .318 .366 .255 .333 97 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2014 FRI AA 36 0 38.7 3.72 117 .212 .248 .319 .374 .252 .259 106 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8

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
2012 RNG Rk 0 1 0 9 0 11.3 4 4 15 0 65% .174 3.2 3.2 0.0 11.9 0.71 1.59 3.8 0.4
2013 HIC A 2 2 1 12 0 18.7 18 6 20 0 51% .340 8.7 2.9 0.0 9.6 1.29 2.41 4.5 0.5
2013 SPO A- 1 2 2 12 0 16.7 17 6 26 1 67% .381 9.2 3.2 0.5 14.0 1.38 3.78 6.4 0.7
2013 RNG Rk 2 0 0 3 0 3.7 8 3 6 0 69% .615 19.6 7.4 0.0 14.7 3.00 7.36 1.9 0.2
2014 FRI AA 2 1 5 36 0 38.7 22 27 55 1 50% .259 5.1 6.3 0.2 12.8 1.27 1.86 7.1 0.8
2014 MYR A+ 0 1 5 8 0 10.3 9 4 13 0 37% .333 7.8 3.5 0.0 11.3 1.26 2.61 2.4 0.2

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-13 2014-06-25 Minors 12 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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 1.9 0.8 1.7 38 0 53.3 46 23 39 5 .258 1.28 3.97 4.32 3.3 0.3
80o 1.6 0.6 1.4 33 0 45.7 43 22 34 5 .277 1.41 4.50 4.9 0.1 0.0
70o 1.4 0.5 1.1 29 0 40.4 41 20 30 5 .291 1.51 4.90 5.32 -1.7 -0.2
60o 1.2 0.4 1 26 0 36.1 39 19 27 4 .303 1.60 5.25 5.7 -3.0 -0.3
50o 1.1 0.3 0.8 23 0 32.2 36 18 24 4 .314 1.69 5.58 6.07 -3.9 -0.4
40o 0.9 0.3 0.7 20 0 28.4 34 17 21 4 .325 1.78 5.92 6.44 -4.5 -0.5
30o 0.8 0.2 0.6 18 0 24.5 31 15 18 4 .337 1.88 6.30 6.85 -4.9 -0.5
20o 0.6 0.1 0.4 14 0 20.1 27 13 15 3 .351 2.00 6.76 7.35 -5.0 -0.5
10o 0.4 0.1 0.3 10 0 14.4 21 10 11 2 .371 2.18 7.42 8.07 -4.6 -0.5
Weighted Mean10.30.822031.13417234.3101.665.515.99-3.5-0.4

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
20152211130042402436549.2941.544.705.118.65.27.81.1-0.1
20162321132045432338549.2911.474.554.958.64.67.61.00.0
20172411130041432037549.3111.524.785.199.44.48.11.1-0.1
20182521133046462242549.3021.474.384.768.94.38.21.00.1
20192621134047472242549.3011.464.394.778.94.28.01.00.1
20202721134048472142549.3011.434.354.738.94.07.90.90.1
20212821134048482041649.3021.414.314.698.93.77.61.10.1
20222921135049491941649.3031.404.274.649.13.57.61.10.2
20233021133046481936549.3011.454.464.849.33.77.01.00.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.3out of baseball2out of baseball0.50.95.9

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3 95 Tanner Peters 2012 0.00 DNP
4 94 Michael Mehlich 2009 0.00 DNP
5 94 Luis Avilan 2011 0.00 DNP
6 94 Jhan Marinez 2010 6.75
7 94 Jose Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP
8 94 Danny Barnes 2011 0.00 DNP
9 93 Andrei Lobanov 2011 0.00 DNP
10 93 Kable Hogben 2012 0.00 DNP
11 93 Victor Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
12 92 Javier Solano 2011 0.00 DNP
13 92 Tommy Palica 2009 0.00 DNP
14 92 Mitchell Lambson 2012 0.00 DNP
15 92 Danny Miranda 2012 0.00 DNP
16 92 Casey Mulligan 2009 0.00 DNP
17 92 Francisco Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
18 91 Chasen Shreve 2012 0.00 DNP
19 91 Leroy Hunt 2009 0.00 DNP
20 91 Ebelin Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
21 91 Connor Hoehn 2011 0.00 DNP
22 91 Hector Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
23 91 Pat Urckfitz 2010 0.00 DNP
24 91 Bryan Shaw 2009 0.00 DNP
25 91 Stephen Pryor 2011 0.00 DNP
26 90 Tim Sexton 2008 0.00 DNP
27 90 Ruben Medina 2008 0.00 DNP
28 90 El'Hajj Muhammad 2013 0.00 DNP
29 90 Randy Henry 2011 0.00 DNP
30 89 Luis Marte 2008 0.00 DNP
31 89 Ben Hornbeck 2009 0.00 DNP
32 89 Dustin Antolin 2011 0.00 DNP
33 89 Bruce Pugh 2010 0.00 DNP
34 88 Lester Oliveros 2009 0.00 DNP
35 88 Alexander Claudio 2013 0.00 DNP
36 88 Nick McCully 2010 0.00 DNP
37 88 Brooks Pounders 2012 0.00 DNP
38 88 Tyler Wilson 2008 0.00 DNP
39 87 Casey Sadler 2012 0.00 DNP
40 87 Kevin Vance 2012 0.00 DNP
41 87 Yimi Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
42 87 Reid Kelly 2008 0.00 DNP
43 87 Eduardo Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
44 87 Hansel Robles 2012 0.00 DNP
45 87 Rob Bryson 2009 0.00 DNP
46 87 Anthony Bass 2009 0.00 DNP
47 87 Eury De La Rosa 2011 0.00 DNP
48 87 Drew Tyson 2011 0.00 DNP
49 86 Emmanuel De Leon 2012 0.00 DNP
50 86 Juan Sosa 2011 0.00 DNP
51 86 Craig Kimbrel 2009 0.00 DNP
52 86 Ryan Brasier 2009 0.00 DNP
53 86 Jaye Chapman 2008 0.00 DNP
54 85 Devin Jones 2012 0.00 DNP
55 85 Orlando Castro 2013 0.00 DNP
56 85 Audy Santana 2008 0.00 DNP
57 85 Jackson Quezada 2008 0.00 DNP
58 85 Yeison Almeida 2011 0.00 DNP
59 85 Jose Ortega 2010 0.00 DNP
60 85 Luis Santos 2012 0.00 DNP
61 85 Blake Hassebrock 2011 0.00 DNP
62 84 Cole Nelson 2011 0.00 DNP
63 84 Joe Ortiz 2012 0.00 DNP
64 84 Benino Pruneda 2010 0.00 DNP
65 84 Martin Beno 2008 0.00 DNP
66 84 Jhonathan Ramos 2011 0.00 DNP
67 84 Luis Niebla 2012 0.00 DNP
68 84 Trevor Hurley 2009 0.00 DNP
69 84 Yeliar Castro 2009 0.00 DNP
70 84 Brett Gerritse 2012 0.00 DNP
71 84 Ronald Uviedo 2008 0.00 DNP
72 83 Johnny Hellweg 2010 0.00 DNP
73 83 Phillippe Aumont 2010 0.00 DNP
74 83 Omar Duran 2011 0.00 DNP
75 83 Jose Rosario 2012 0.00 DNP
76 83 Josue Montanez 2013 0.00 DNP
77 83 David Cales 2009 0.00 DNP
78 83 Rolando Valdez 2007 0.00 DNP
79 83 Hector Corpas 2011 0.00 DNP
80 83 Arlett Mavare 2011 0.00 DNP
81 83 Jose Monegro 2011 0.00 DNP
82 83 Carlos Vazquez 2013 0.00 DNP
83 82 Jon Bachanov 2010 0.00 DNP
84 82 Jordan Latham 2008 0.00 DNP
85 82 Antonio Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
86 82 Keith Butler 2010 0.00 DNP
87 82 Bruce Rondon 2012 0.00 DNP
88 82 Jose Casilla 2010 0.00 DNP
89 82 Austin Kirk 2011 0.00 DNP
90 82 Danilo Alvarez 2011 0.00 DNP
91 81 Jason Rice 2007 0.00 DNP
92 81 Wily Peralta 2010 0.00 DNP
93 81 Anatanaer Batista 2010 0.00 DNP
94 81 Kelvin Villa 2007 0.00 DNP
95 80 John Holdzkom 2009 0.00 DNP
96 80 Carlos Contreras 2012 0.00 DNP
97 80 Clevelan Santeliz 2008 0.00 DNP
98 80 Melvin Mercedes 2012 0.00 DNP
99 80 Genison Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
100 80 Chris Shafer 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 After beginning his career in the bullpen and flashing a fastball up to 100 mph, righty Keone Kela could get a crack at starting in 2013.

BP Articles

Keone Kela is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-08
Eyewitness Accounts: May 15, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-15
Measuring Pitching with TrackMan: The Secrets of Fastball SpinZach Day2013-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilmer Font, Keone Kela or Matt West?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Kela has better stuff, which is pretty crazy to think about. (Jason Parks)


BP Roundtables

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Keone Kela threw 83 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve (83mph).