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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 26 days
BatsR
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-0.22011
-0.82012
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2014
-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
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 92 28 50 12 .261 96 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 41% .305 .293 1.50 5.08 5.51 113 5.76 -0.2
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 34 14 20 10 .257 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 35% .264 .317 1.58 7.41 6.82 120 7.01 -0.5
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 15 11 28 2 .257 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 56% .283 .238 1.24 3.53 2.57 84 3.19 0.4
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 38 14 34 7 .258 99 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 44% .301 .297 1.46 4.90 4.54 99 6.36 -0.7
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 14 11 12 5 .258 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 33% .173 .313 1.39 7.66 6.50 119 6.80 -0.4
2015 CIN MLB 4 0 4.3 3 3 2 0 .245 97 6.2 6.2 0.0 4.2 14% .214 .221 1.38 4.29 4.15 109 2.04 0.1
CareerMLB7722189.31968114636.259979.33.91.76.940%.282.2921.465.475.281095.87-1.4

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
2005 SAV A 24 23 125.0 105 42 95 11 .261 70 7.6 3.0 0.8 6.8 43% .256 .238 1.18 4.10 3.67
2006 POT A+ 23 22 117.2 126 53 87 12 .264 84 9.7 4.1 0.9 6.7 44% .320 .275 1.53 4.48 5.22
2006 HAR AA 3 3 19.2 15 6 10 0 .265 96 7.0 2.8 0.0 4.7 46% .254 .218 1.09 3.29 1.88
2007 HAR AA 17 17 98.7 103 25 77 9 .257 109 9.4 2.3 0.8 7.0 46% .307 .246 1.30 3.80 3.74
2007 COH AAA 10 10 51.7 49 23 40 3 .260 83 8.5 4.0 0.5 7.0 37% .282 .267 1.39 3.89 4.18
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 92 28 50 12 .261 96 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 41% .305 .293 1.50 5.08 5.51
2008 COH AAA 15 15 78.7 79 23 64 14 .265 88 9.0 2.6 1.6 7.3 41% .286 .279 1.30 5.04 4.00
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 34 14 20 10 .257 96 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 35% .264 .317 1.58 7.41 6.82
2009 SYR AAA 20 20 107.3 129 37 71 5 .247 108 10.8 3.1 0.4 6.0 48% .349 .267 1.55 3.64 4.45
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 15 11 28 2 .257 92 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 56% .283 .238 1.24 3.53 2.57
2010 SYR AAA 35 5 69.0 74 32 52 8 .256 104 9.7 4.2 1.0 6.8 50% .308 .274 1.54 4.81 5.87
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 38 14 34 7 .258 99 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 44% .301 .297 1.46 4.90 4.54
2011 SYR AAA 28 0 39.3 47 15 46 2 .253 94 10.8 3.4 0.5 10.5 48% .409 .275 1.58 2.78 4.35
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 14 11 12 5 .258 107 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 33% .173 .313 1.39 7.66 6.50
2012 TOL AAA 31 0 47.0 38 12 45 7 .254 97 7.3 2.3 1.3 8.6 41% .256 .231 1.06 4.14 3.64
2013 ROU AAA 6 5 27.0 34 9 22 4 .269 90 11.3 3.0 1.3 7.3 45% .357 .315 1.59 5.20 7.33
2014 ALT AA 10 0 11.0 10 9 10 2 .254 99 8.2 7.4 1.6 8.2 35% .250 .283 1.73 0.00 6.55
2014 BRI Rk 6 0 6.7 8 2 5 1 .258 113 10.8 2.7 1.4 6.8 67% .304 .303 1.50 0.00 2.70
2014 PIR Rk 2 0 1.3 10 2 1 0 .274 98 67.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 43% .714 .585 9.00 0.00 54.00
2015 CIN MLB 4 0 4.3 3 3 2 0 .245 97 6.2 6.2 0.0 4.2 14% .214 .221 1.38 4.29 4.15
2015 ALT AA 13 0 20.3 14 6 14 1 .256 100 6.2 2.7 0.4 6.2 53% .228 .206 0.98 3.56 1.77
2015 IND AAA 8 0 14.7 12 5 8 1 .246 100 7.4 3.1 0.6 4.9 44% .224 .237 1.16 3.97 3.07
2015 LOU AAA 21 0 22.0 16 3 13 1 .247 100 6.5 1.2 0.4 5.3 40% .227 .189 0.86 2.97 2.05

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
2008 1330 0.5023 0.4383 0.8299 0.6213 0.2523 0.8940 0.6707 0.1701
2009 513 0.5029 0.4414 0.8584 0.6047 0.2745 0.9295 0.7000 0.1416
2010 335 0.4179 0.4209 0.6525 0.5857 0.3026 0.7927 0.4576 0.3475
2011 609 0.4401 0.4359 0.8377 0.6530 0.2639 0.9200 0.6778 0.1623
2012 293 0.4334 0.4232 0.8145 0.6063 0.2831 0.9481 0.5957 0.1855
2015 54 0.4444 0.4630 0.7600 0.6250 0.3333 0.7333 0.8000 0.2400
Career31340.47390.43550.81450.61960.26780.89630.64930.1855

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
2014-04-01 2014-04-16 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-05-01 2013-09-05 Minors 127 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-03 -
2010-05-03 2010-05-29 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-25 2009-10-05 DTD 41 37 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2008-09-01 2008-09-07 DTD 6 6 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 DET $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$485,000
1 yrTotal$485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 145 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Pittsburgh for cash 6/17/15. Contract selected by Cincinnati 8/23/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Detroit 2/28/12. DFA by Detroit 5/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11. DFA by Washington 7/5/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/30/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-114). $0.29M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Collin Balester is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable AL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Cubs Find Another StarterR.J. Anderson2011-07-06
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Trading Up from Dickerson to MorganChristina Kahrl2011-03-29
Team Injury Projection: Washington NationalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-07
Team Injury Projection: Washington NationalsMarc Normandin2011-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waivers Deadline DealingChristina Kahrl2009-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Washington NationalsWill Carroll2009-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Nationals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-23
Hot Stove Preview: NL EastCaleb Peiffer2008-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Who are the Next Rays? NL VersionKevin Goldstein2008-10-14
Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL EastNate Silver2007-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Washington Nationals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint National League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How Do Teams Draft?Kevin Goldstein2006-03-27


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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You must check out Collin Balester's website. He has a 'stache status update and lists growing facial hair as one of his top 5 hobbies. He seems to be someone you should know about http://collinbalester.com/
(Charlie from Bethesda)
I just wanted to share this with everyone. Thank you, Charlie. (Tommy Bennett)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Collin Balester has thrown 3,216 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph) and Curve (78mph).