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Portrait of Andrew Albers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
145.7 4.24 1.32 94 6 9 0 0.7
Birth Date10-6-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.32013
0.72014
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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
2013 MIN 27 10 10 60.0 60.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 4 0 249 64 34 27 6 95 7 7 2 25 4.05 3.99 4.63 2.8 0.3
Career101060.060.00.0250040249643427695772254.053.994.632.80.3

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
2008 PDR Rk 5 2 7.0 4.82 98 .121 .247 .327 .329 .248 .200 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 FTM A+ 22 2 52.3 4.71 100 .206 .259 .322 .380 .252 .313 101 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2011 NBR AA 13 5 43.3 3.70 109 .231 .257 .324 .387 .269 .338 86 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2012 NBR AA 19 17 98.3 3.95 113 .263 .262 .324 .394 .259 .346 102 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2012 CAN int 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .062 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TWI Rk 2 1 4.7 6.15 94 .232 .263 .326 .357 .250 .267 115 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 10 10 60.0 4.63 93 .260 .262 .324 .408 .271 .278 100 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 ROC AAA 22 22 132.3 4.36 106 .233 .257 .324 .388 .253 .297 102 14.1 1.4 14.1 1.4
2013 CAN int 1 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .545 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2008 PDR Rk 1 0 0 5 2 7.0 3 3 7 0 87% .200 3.9 3.9 0.0 9.0 0.86 0.00 1.1 0.1
2011 NBR AA 4 1 0 13 5 43.3 44 7 34 0 45% .338 9.1 1.5 0.0 7.1 1.18 2.91 5.7 0.6
2011 FTM A+ 4 1 4 22 2 52.3 48 7 46 2 58% .313 8.3 1.2 0.3 7.9 1.05 1.55 8.2 0.8
2012 CAN int 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 2 0 3 1 0% .062 3.0 0.0 1.5 4.5 0.33 1.50 0.0 0.0
2012 TWI Rk 1 0 0 2 1 4.7 4 3 3 0 67% .267 7.7 5.8 0.0 5.8 1.50 1.93 0.2 0.0
2012 NBR AA 4 3 0 19 17 98.3 111 12 73 7 49% .346 10.2 1.1 0.6 6.7 1.25 3.75 13.8 1.5
2013 ROC AAA 11 5 0 22 22 132.3 124 32 116 14 41% .297 8.4 2.2 1.0 7.9 1.18 2.86 14.1 1.4
2013 CAN int 0 0 0 1 0 3.0 6 0 3 0 0% .545 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 6.00 0.0 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 2 5 0 10 10 60.0 64 7 25 6 46% .278 9.6 1.1 0.9 3.8 1.18 4.05 2.8 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
2013 917 0.5474 0.4902 0.8641 0.6534 0.2916 0.8933 0.7851 0.1336
Career9170.54740.49020.86410.65340.29160.89330.78510.1336

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-21 2009-08-29 Minors 69 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-04-01 -
2009-04-01 2009-04-01 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-04-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 58 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Released by Minnesota 1/30/14. Signed for 2014 by Hanwha Eagles of Korea.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/3/13.
  • Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 3/10/11 (minor-league contract).
  • Signed by independent Quebec 5/10.
  • Released by San Diego 3/25/10.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2008 (10-315) (Kentucky). $10,000 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 8.4 8.6 0.6 37 24 164.8 155 30 106 16 .272 1.12 3.26 3.54 29.4 3.0
80o 7.8 8.6 0.6 36 23 158.1 157 30 102 16 .284 1.19 3.59 3.9 21.3 2.2
70o 7.3 8.7 0.5 35 23 153.3 159 31 99 16 .292 1.24 3.84 4.17 15.8 1.6
60o 7 8.7 0.5 34 22 149.3 160 31 96 16 .300 1.28 4.05 4.4 11.5 1.2
50o 6.6 8.7 0.5 33 21 145.6 161 31 94 17 .306 1.32 4.25 4.61 7.8 0.8
40o 6.3 8.7 0.5 32 21 142.0 163 31 92 17 .313 1.37 4.45 4.83 4.1 0.4
30o 6 8.7 0.4 31 20 138.1 164 32 89 17 .320 1.41 4.66 5.07 0.5 0.0
20o 5.6 8.7 0.4 30 20 133.7 165 32 86 17 .329 1.47 4.92 5.35 -3.5 -0.4
10o 5.1 8.7 0.4 29 19 127.6 166 32 82 17 .341 1.55 5.28 5.74 -8.4 -0.9
Weighted Mean6.68.70.53321145.6160319417.3051.314.234.598.10.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 38% 11% 27% 50%

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
201529560211610411421731345.3071.304.274.649.91.86.31.10.5
2016304401712819015541045.3071.304.284.6510.01.76.01.10.4
2017314401612778614531045.3081.294.184.5510.01.66.21.20.5
201832440141068751347845.3051.294.034.389.91.76.21.10.6
201933330131064701243845.3071.294.114.469.91.76.11.10.5
20203433012960661141745.3081.294.154.5210.01.76.21.10.4
20213533011855611037745.3091.294.164.5210.01.66.11.10.4
20223633011851571035645.3101.314.164.5210.01.86.11.10.3
20233733010749541033645.3101.324.154.5110.01.86.11.10.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.82.21.12.92.92.116.9

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Guillermo Moscoso 2012 5.94
2 86 Rick VandenHurk 2013 0.00 DNP
3 86 Marco Estrada 2012 4.03
4 85 Cha Seung Baek 2008 4.91
5 85 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
6 85 Brad Mills 2013 0.00 DNP
7 84 Frank Herrmann 2012 2.33
8 84 Cory Luebke 2013 0.00 DNP
9 83 Sam LeCure 2012 3.45
10 83 Steven Shell 2011 0.00 DNP
11 83 Pat Misch 2010 4.78
12 83 J.D. Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
13 83 Enrique Gonzalez 2011 10.00
14 83 David Pauley 2011 3.28
15 82 Andrew Baldwin 2011 0.00 DNP
16 82 Jason Hirsh 2010 0.00 DNP
17 82 Justin Germano 2011 5.68
18 81 Matt Guerrier 2007 2.25
19 81 Graham Godfrey 2013 0.00 DNP
20 81 Tom Wilhelmsen 2012 2.72
21 81 J.D. Durbin 2010 0.00 DNP
22 81 Brandon Dickson 2013 0.00 DNP
23 81 Mike Fiers 2013 8.06
24 80 Tony Watson 2013 2.39
25 80 Brad Lincoln 2013 4.83
26 80 Dan Meyer 2010 9.64
27 80 Anthony Lerew 2011 0.00 DNP
28 80 Kevin Pucetas 2013 0.00 DNP
29 80 Chris Lambert 2011 0.00 DNP
30 80 Chris Seddon 2012 3.93
31 80 Carlos Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
32 80 Chad Reineke 2010 0.00 DNP
33 80 Clayton Mortensen 2013 5.64
34 80 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
35 80 Kevin Mulvey 2013 0.00 DNP
36 80 Brandon Hynick 2013 0.00 DNP
37 80 Toru Murata 2013 0.00 DNP
38 80 George Kontos 2013 4.88
39 79 Jeff Manship 2013 7.34
40 79 Wirfin Obispo 2013 0.00 DNP
41 79 Tim Stauffer 2010 1.96
42 79 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
43 79 Matt Belisle 2008 8.19
44 79 Dustin Nippert 2009 4.00
45 79 Jose Capellan 2009 0.00 DNP
46 79 Dustin Moseley 2010 4.96
47 79 David Huff 2013 5.50
48 79 Josh Banks 2011 0.00 DNP
49 78 Timothy Bascom 2013 0.00 DNP
50 78 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
51 78 Matt Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
52 78 David Purcey 2010 4.24
53 78 Jeff Mandel 2013 0.00 DNP
54 78 Craig Stammen 2012 2.75
55 78 Luis Perez 2013 5.40
56 78 Chad Beck 2013 0.00 DNP
57 78 J.A. Happ 2011 5.93
58 78 Justin Mallett 2010 0.00 DNP
59 78 Elizardo Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
60 78 Bob Keppel 2010 0.00 DNP
61 78 Jim Johnson 2011 2.97
62 78 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
63 78 Darrell Rasner 2009 0.00 DNP
64 78 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
65 78 John Koronka 2009 13.50
66 78 Garrett Mock 2011 0.00 DNP
67 78 Matt DeSalvo 2009 0.00 DNP
68 78 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP
69 78 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
70 78 Doug Mathis 2011 0.00 DNP
71 78 Brian Stokes 2008 3.51
72 77 Philip Humber 2011 3.92
73 77 Billy Buckner 2012 0.00 DNP
74 77 Aaron Heilman 2007 3.77
75 77 Thad Weber 2013 3.00
76 77 Joe Saunders 2009 4.94
77 77 Fabio Castro 2013 0.00 DNP
78 77 Kevin Hart 2011 0.00 DNP
79 77 Mike Parisi 2011 0.00 DNP
80 77 Eddie Bonine 2009 4.98
81 77 Eric Hacker 2011 1.69
82 77 Blake Johnson 2013 0.00 DNP
83 77 Robert Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
84 77 Steven Wright 2013 5.40
85 77 Geno Espineli 2011 0.00 DNP
86 77 P.J. Walters 2013 6.86
87 77 Neal Musser 2009 0.00 DNP
88 77 Josh Tomlin 2013 0.00
89 77 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
90 77 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
91 77 Ryan Mattheus 2012 2.98
92 76 Tom Cochran 2011 0.00 DNP
93 76 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2013 0.00 DNP
94 76 Mike Gosling 2009 5.40
95 76 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
96 76 Charlie Haeger 2012 0.00 DNP
97 76 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
98 76 Brad Ziegler 2008 1.21
99 76 Brad Knox 2010 0.00 DNP
100 76 Matt Roney 2008 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .290 .302 .387 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .264 .293 .408 .258
18 Split (Multi) .026 .008 -.021 -.016
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .290 .302 .387 .242
31 vs R (2013) .264 .293 .408 .258
38 Split (2013) .026 .008 -.021 -.016
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBen Lindbergh2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phil Hughes Finds a Friendlier HomeBret Sayre2013-12-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23Paul Sporer2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Should I Play for "The Money"?Mike Gianella2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Albers at it AgainDaniel Rathman2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare HiccupDaniel Rathman2013-08-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20Paul Sporer2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meet Andrew AlbersDaniel Rathman2013-08-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi RJ, curious if there is a recent precedent for what Collin McHugh is doing, and if so, how long was Quality Start performance sustained by the precedent? Andrew Albers comes to mind, but I think they're different pitchers.
(Drifter from Long Branch)
Albers is a good call as a pop-up type. Maybe Scott Diamond as well? Back in 2012 he had a pretty good ERA for a few months there. It's funny because McHugh's comment in the annual wasn't the least bit optimistic:

After another disastrous season—this one split between the Mets and Rockies, preceding an offseason waiver claim by the Astros—it's time to ask what McHugh really offers a major-league team. The only pitches he routinely throws for strikes—his fastball and slider—were hammered for slugging percentages over .550 (as was his sinker, at .952). His only asset appears to be his changeup, a groundball machine. But nothing about that arsenal suggests McHugh would succeed out of the bullpen, either—his fastball is just too hittable, and none of his breaking pitches have shown swing-and-miss movement. On second thought, maybe it's not time to ask the question, but rather to answer it.


Obviously pitchers can change, and maybe he's found something that works for him. My guess is he'll fade and we'll look back in a year at McHugh like we're doing right now with Albers and Diamond. There is something interesting about his profile: he's become less of a groundball pitcher thus far; not just in his two big-league appearances, but also in his 14 minor-league innings, too. I guess I should make an appointment to see his next start. (R.J. Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Andrew Albers threw 960 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (80mph), Change (78mph) and Slow Curve (68mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (71mph).