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Hector Ambriz PNationals

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-24-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2011
0.42012
-0.42013
-0.02014
-0.22015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CLE MLB 34 0 48.3 68 17 37 10 .258 107 12.7 3.2 1.9 6.9 43% .365 .318 1.76 5.32 5.59 102 6.76 -1.0
2012 HOU MLB 18 0 19.3 14 11 22 0 .265 99 6.5 5.1 0.0 10.2 52% .292 .222 1.29 2.88 4.19 93 3.36 0.3
2013 HOU MLB 43 0 36.3 50 14 27 8 .271 100 12.4 3.5 2.0 6.7 48% .347 .332 1.76 5.69 5.70 110 6.60 -0.9
2014 SDN MLB 1 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 .255 84 9.0 9.0 0.0 4.5 17% .333 .285 2.00 0.00 4.50 106 7.45 -0.1
CareerMLB960106.0134448718.26410311.43.71.57.446%.347.3061.685.005.351036.14-1.7

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 MSO Rk 15 4 42.0 29 11 52 1 .000 6.2 2.4 0.2 11.1 0% .283 .000 0.95 2.48 1.93
2007 VIS A+ 28 26 150.0 137 50 133 12 .272 97 8.2 3.0 0.7 8.0 43% .278 .242 1.25 4.17 4.08
2008 MOB AA 27 26 152.7 155 47 118 22 .251 104 9.1 2.8 1.3 7.0 43% .289 .262 1.32 4.55 4.89
2008 PDD Wnt 12 0 16.3 13 5 20 4 .000 7.2 2.8 2.2 11.0 0% .243 .000 1.10 6.17 2.76
2009 MOB AA 5 5 29.0 18 6 32 1 .269 95 5.6 1.9 0.3 9.9 48% .243 .165 0.83 1.96 2.17
2009 RNO AAA 23 22 127.7 164 40 103 12 .278 106 11.6 2.8 0.8 7.3 45% .361 .290 1.60 4.05 5.57
2010 CLE MLB 34 0 48.3 68 17 37 10 .258 107 12.7 3.2 1.9 6.9 43% .365 .318 1.76 5.32 5.59
2010 COH AAA 7 0 8.0 9 1 15 0 .253 110 10.1 1.1 0.0 16.9 42% .474 .217 1.25 -0.08 1.12
2012 HOU MLB 18 0 19.3 14 11 22 0 .265 99 6.5 5.1 0.0 10.2 52% .292 .222 1.29 2.88 4.19
2012 COH AAA 20 1 33.0 29 17 25 3 .250 113 7.9 4.6 0.8 6.8 54% .274 .233 1.39 4.37 3.55
2012 OKL AAA 18 0 24.3 28 11 18 1 .275 93 10.4 4.1 0.4 6.7 53% .351 .292 1.60 4.20 3.33
2013 HOU MLB 43 0 36.3 50 14 27 8 .271 100 12.4 3.5 2.0 6.7 48% .347 .332 1.76 5.69 5.70
2013 OKL AAA 14 0 16.7 23 3 12 3 .257 98 12.4 1.6 1.6 6.5 40% .333 .295 1.56 5.01 5.40
2014 SDN MLB 1 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 .255 84 9.0 9.0 0.0 4.5 17% .333 .285 2.00 0.00 4.50
2014 ELP AAA 51 0 55.0 60 18 43 5 .268 104 9.8 2.9 0.8 7.0 56% .311 .257 1.42 0.00 3.93
2015 HAR aax 10 0 8.7 10 8 8 1 .259 93 10.4 8.3 1.0 8.3 43% .333 .333 2.08 5.69 12.46

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
2010 830 0.4952 0.4590 0.8005 0.5985 0.3222 0.9228 0.5778 0.1995
2012 316 0.4937 0.4554 0.7343 0.6218 0.2875 0.8763 0.4348 0.2657
2013 645 0.4760 0.4377 0.7972 0.6059 0.2811 0.8925 0.6105 0.1957
2014 33 0.3636 0.3636 0.6667 0.5833 0.2381 0.8571 0.4000 0.3333
Career18240.48580.44910.78540.60490.30010.90280.56140.212

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
2013-02-13 2013-03-05 Camp 20 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-04-01 2011-09-21 Minors 173 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-10-01 -
2010-09-09 2010-10-04 60-DL 25 22 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-10-01
2010-03-27 2010-04-30 15-DL 34 21 Right Elbow Recovery From Tendinitis -
2010-03-10 2010-03-27 Camp 17 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 WAS $
2014 SDN $
2013 HOU $493,400
2010 CLE $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$893,400
4 yrTotal$893,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 151 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Washington as a free agent 5/10/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 5/7/14. DFA by San Diego 5/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/10/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4934M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. DFA by Houston 9/5/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/7/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 6/17/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 6/19/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 8/22/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Injured, did not play.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Selected by Cleveland from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/10/09. Signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (5-147) (UCLA). $0.16M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .338 .404 .477 .330
11 vs R (Multi) .285 .360 .488 .296
18 Split (Multi) .052 .044 -.011 .033
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .333 .600 .333 .433
31 vs R (2014) .250 .250 .250 .100
38 Split (2014) .083 .350 .083 .334
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Hector Ambriz is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Call MiloneR.J. Anderson2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
The Week in Quotes: June 10-16Satchel Price2013-06-17
The Week in Quotes: June 10-16Chris Mosch2013-06-17
The Week in Quotes: June 10-16Andrew Koo2013-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Buyers and SellersMike Gianella2013-06-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: A Test of Wil'Mike Gianella2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Where the Value of Robot Umpires EndsBen Lindbergh2013-05-10
What You Need to Know: Opening Day MadnessDaniel Rathman2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros' SpendingZachary Levine2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Three Rule 5 Draft Picks Most Likely to SucceedJason Martinez2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Samardzija's Big Day OutR.J. Anderson2012-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Rule 5 RouletteBen Lindbergh2011-04-07
Transaction Analysis: AL Central Transaction BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Knack for Getting KnackeredChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Central PreoccupationsChristina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Rule 5 UpdateJeff Euston2010-04-08
BP Unfiltered: Latest Projected Roster Updates 3/31, 12:30 a.m. ETJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, ALChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rule 5 WrapKevin Goldstein2009-12-11
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Zach, Glad you enjoyed my first-hand photo I took of Keon Barnum last week. Who do you think takes over for Jose Veras? Jose Cisnero or Hector Ambriz?
(Brent from Laguna Beach)
That was a great picture I sent that around to a couple scouts they got a good laugh. From what I hear Jose Cisnero is going to get the first crack at it. (Zach Mortimer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Hector Ambriz threw 1,915 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Slider (87mph), Sinker (94mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph).