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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.21 1.20 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date5-27-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 4 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
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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
2012 SDN 24 24 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 120 22 12 8 3 38 18 17 2 33 2.60 4.33 4.53 -0.5 -0.1
2013 SDN 25 18 0 22.0 0.0 22.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 94 19 9 7 3 31 13 13 0 24 2.86 4.38 4.77 -1.2 -0.1
2014 TBA 26 63 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 5 2 2 3 0 0 247 34 17 17 9 66 20 20 4 104 2.37 2.87 3.21 6.5 0.7
Career1050114.30.0114.353340046175383215135515061612.523.513.844.80.5

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
2011 CAR AA 30 0 34.3 2.86 147 .167 .271 .343 .423 .259 .241 113 11.3 1.1 11.3 1.1
2011 LOU AAA 25 0 27.7 4.22 99 .208 .254 .321 .389 .246 .233 94 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 SDN MLB 24 0 27.7 4.53 87 .270 .257 .321 .406 .261 .297 93 -0.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 TUC AAA 37 0 43.3 2.09 162 .217 .274 .341 .433 .267 .370 104 18.8 1.9 19.3 1.8
2013 SDN MLB 18 0 22.0 4.77 81 .291 .261 .323 .409 .262 .296 99 -0.9 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 42 0 57.3 2.74 148 .227 .273 .338 .420 .266 .376 106 20.0 2.0 20.0 2.0
2014 TBA MLB 63 0 64.7 3.21 121 .209 .247 .310 .384 .259 .227 98 6.7 0.7 6.5 0.7
2014 DUR AAA 6 0 9.3 2.31 152 .188 .273 .342 .430 .261 .231 107 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3

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
2011 LOU AAA 1 2 7 25 0 27.7 16 15 36 2 48% .233 5.2 4.9 0.7 11.7 1.12 2.93 2.1 0.2
2011 CAR AA 1 2 4 30 0 34.3 16 13 57 2 53% .241 4.2 3.4 0.5 14.9 0.84 1.31 11.3 1.1
2012 SDN MLB 0 0 0 24 0 27.7 22 18 33 3 40% .297 7.2 5.9 1.0 10.7 1.45 2.60 -0.5 -0.1
2012 TUC AAA 2 2 5 37 0 43.3 37 19 62 0 50% .370 7.7 3.9 0.0 12.9 1.29 2.70 19.3 1.8
2013 SDN MLB 0 1 1 18 0 22.0 19 13 24 3 49% .296 7.8 5.3 1.2 9.8 1.45 2.86 -1.2 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 2 4 5 42 0 57.3 50 19 89 3 35% .376 7.8 3.0 0.5 14.0 1.20 3.61 20.0 2.0
2014 TBA MLB 5 2 2 63 0 64.7 34 20 104 9 45% .227 4.7 2.8 1.3 14.5 0.84 2.37 6.5 0.7
2014 DUR AAA 1 0 2 6 0 9.3 4 4 18 1 43% .231 3.9 3.9 1.0 17.4 0.86 1.93 3.3 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
2012 562 0.4786 0.4110 0.7143 0.6022 0.2355 0.7593 0.6087 0.2857
2013 393 0.5038 0.4453 0.7200 0.6061 0.2821 0.8000 0.5455 0.2743
2014 1056 0.5436 0.4659 0.6890 0.5923 0.3154 0.7265 0.6053 0.3089
Career20110.51770.44650.70210.59780.28660.750.59460.2957

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $
2013 SDN $
2012 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 129 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from San Diego 1/22/14. Signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4923M (2013). Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by San Diego 6/10/12.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2009 (1s-43) (USC). Signed 8/17/09, $0.857M 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 0 0 0 0 0 61.7 42 23 74 5 .259 1.05 2.42 2.63 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 55.5 41 23 67 5 .274 1.14 2.83 3.08 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 51.2 39 22 62 5 .285 1.20 3.13 3.4 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 47.5 38 21 57 5 .295 1.26 3.39 3.69 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 44.2 37 21 53 4 .303 1.31 3.64 3.96 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 40.9 36 20 49 4 .312 1.36 3.90 4.23 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 37.5 34 19 45 4 .321 1.42 4.17 4.53 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 33.7 32 18 41 4 .332 1.50 4.50 4.89 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 28.5 29 16 34 4 .347 1.60 4.96 5.4 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000043.53620534.3011.303.603.920.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 35% 18% 23% 62%

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
20152731057060492772745.2891.273.523.837.44.010.81.00.8
20162831059062502677645.2941.233.203.477.33.811.20.91.1
20172931058062502674645.2981.233.373.667.33.810.80.90.9
20183031057061502672645.2971.253.393.697.43.910.70.90.9
20193131056059492470645.2991.243.333.627.53.710.70.90.9
20203231050054452262545.2981.253.463.767.53.710.40.80.8
20213331050053442162545.3001.233.313.607.53.610.60.90.8
20223421047050422058545.3011.243.353.647.63.610.40.90.8
20233521044047401854445.3021.243.363.657.73.510.40.80.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.65.53.68.89.77.934.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Tony Sipp 2010 4.29
2 84 Bryce Stowell 2013 0.00 DNP
3 84 Fernando Salas 2011 2.52
4 83 Michael Kohn 2012 0.00 DNP
5 83 Rich Thompson 2011 3.00
6 82 Ernesto Frieri 2012 2.73
7 82 Pedro Strop 2011 2.05
8 82 Josh Judy 2012 0.00 DNP
9 82 Jeff Beliveau 2013 0.00
10 81 Robert Coello 2011 0.00 DNP
11 81 Marquis Fleming 2013 0.00 DNP
12 80 Sammy Gervacio 2011 0.00 DNP
13 80 Billy Sadler 2008 4.26
14 80 David Carpenter 2012 8.91
15 80 Harvey Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
16 79 Fernando Cabrera 2008 5.40
17 79 Michael Schwimer 2012 4.72
18 79 John Gaub 2011 6.75
19 79 Pat Neshek 2007 3.20
20 79 Evan Scribner 2012 2.80
21 78 Oneli Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
22 78 Jess Todd 2012 0.00 DNP
23 78 Al Alburquerque 2012 0.68
24 78 Jason Motte 2008 1.64
25 78 Kirby Yates 2013 0.00 DNP
26 77 Anthony Slama 2010 7.71
27 77 Patrick Keating 2013 0.00 DNP
28 77 Daniel Meszaros 2012 0.00 DNP
29 77 Edgmer Escalona 2013 6.26
30 77 Scott Nestor 2011 0.00 DNP
31 77 R.J. Swindle 2010 0.00 DNP
32 77 Henry Barrera 2012 0.00 DNP
33 77 Brandon Gomes 2011 3.65
34 77 Mike Dunn 2011 4.00
35 77 Randor Bierd 2010 0.00 DNP
36 77 Casey Fien 2010 10.12
37 77 Leyson Septimo 2012 5.02
38 77 Jordan Norberto 2013 0.00 DNP
39 76 Michael Stutes 2013 5.60
40 76 Luis Perdomo 2010 9.00
41 76 Ryan Kussmaul 2013 0.00 DNP
42 76 Kyler Newby 2011 0.00 DNP
43 76 Josh Lindblom 2013 5.46
44 76 Victor Garate 2011 0.00 DNP
45 76 Kenny Faulk 2013 0.00 DNP
46 76 Gregory Reinhard 2010 0.00 DNP
47 76 Chad Orvella 2007 18.00
48 76 Brett Hunter 2013 0.00 DNP
49 76 A.J. Ramos 2013 3.60
50 75 Brad Kilby 2009 1.06
51 75 Sean Watson 2012 0.00 DNP
52 75 Ronald Uviedo 2013 0.00 DNP
53 75 Jeff Stevens 2010 7.64
54 75 Robert Hinton 2011 0.00 DNP
55 75 Tyler Clippard 2011 1.83
56 75 David Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
57 75 Royce Ring 2007 3.60
58 75 Alan Farina 2013 0.00 DNP
59 75 Sergio Romo 2009 3.97
60 75 Michael Olmsted 2013 0.00 DNP
61 75 Rob Delaney 2011 10.80
62 75 Jarod Plummer 2010 0.00 DNP
63 75 Mike DeMark 2009 0.00 DNP
64 75 Tanner Scheppers 2013 2.47
65 75 Ryan Buchter 2013 0.00 DNP
66 74 Hong-Chih Kuo 2008 2.36
67 74 Ramon Ramirez 2008 2.89
68 74 Adalberto Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
69 74 Arnie Munoz 2008 0.00 DNP
70 74 Carlos Guevara 2008 6.57
71 74 Ryan Verdugo 2013 0.00 DNP
72 74 Logan Kensing 2009 8.92
73 74 Jared Gayhart 2013 0.00 DNP
74 74 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
75 74 Mike Benacka 2009 0.00 DNP
76 74 Josh Roenicke 2009 5.81
77 74 Jesse Ingram 2008 0.00 DNP
78 74 Caleb Graham 2013 0.00 DNP
79 74 Jon Link 2010 7.27
80 74 Eddie Morlan 2012 0.00 DNP
81 74 Jose Mijares 2011 5.69
82 74 Shawn Kelley 2010 3.96
83 74 Josh Lueke 2011 6.06
84 74 David Patton 2010 0.00 DNP
85 74 Casey Weathers 2011 0.00 DNP
86 74 Antonio Bastardo 2012 4.50
87 73 Louis Coleman 2012 4.06
88 73 Warner Madrigal 2010 0.00 DNP
89 73 Matthew Sartor 2011 0.00 DNP
90 73 Juan Abreu 2011 2.70
91 73 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
92 73 Chris Nicoll 2010 0.00 DNP
93 73 Jonathan Ortiz 2012 0.00 DNP
94 73 Rhiner Cruz 2013 3.80
95 73 Bryan Dumesnil 2010 0.00 DNP
96 73 Jensen Lewis 2010 2.97
97 73 Mickey Storey 2012 4.15
98 73 Jeff Sues 2009 0.00 DNP
99 73 Erik Stiller 2011 0.00 DNP
100 73 Josh Fields 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .205 .283 .348 .237
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .400 .439 .314
18 Split (Multi) -.061 -.117 -.091 -.078
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .182 .222 .273 .196
31 vs R (2013) .302 .436 .512 .352
38 Split (2013) -.121 -.214 -.239 -.155
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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).
2013 Boxberger came from Cincinnati in the Latos trade. After starting the year at Tucson, he joined the big club for a couple of weeks in June, then for good at the end of July. A converted starter, Boxberger features a fastball in the low-90s, backing it with an average slider and changeup. If he learns to find the plate with greater frequency, he could develop into a setup man.
2012 A supplemental first-round pick of the Reds in 2009, right-hander Brad Boxberger has racked up big strikeout numbers throughout his minor-league career but sometimes forgets where home plate is. Acquired in the Latos deal, he'll vie for a spot in the Padres bullpen.
2011 The Reds moved 2009 first-rounder Brad Boxberger to the bullpen after a promotion to Double-A, where his strikeout rate grew even more impressive, but a combination of walks and a high BABIP did him in. The conversion was presented as a means of limiting the righty’s innings, but once ensconced within its walls, a pitcher with his inconsistent mechanics might find the bullpen about as easy to escape as the Hotel California.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, thanks for the chat! What prospects do you like to take large leaps up the rankings during this season?
(Jon KK from Elkhart, Ind.)
Jonathan Singleton, Brad Boxberger, Mikie Mahtook, Kolten Wong (Jason Collette)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)What rookies do you see making an impact for the Padres this season? Spangenberg? Grandal? Gyorko?
(Michael from Green Bay)
Spangenberg is pretty far away. I wouldn't expect to see him up before mid-2014 at the earliest. The other two could see action in San Diego this year, but probably as September callups. Impact this year? Yonder Alonso will start at first base. Maybe Brad Boxberger in the 'pen. Alonso is the best bet. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brad Boxberger the Closer by the end of the year? Any chance he starts the year in the Bullpen? Thanks
(jake1m from Jenny Lind, Ca.)
Boxberger will compete for a spot in the bullpen. Whether he makes the big club out of spring training or not, he'll see material time with the Padres in 2012. I'm not sure he'll be the closer. If Huston Street is traded at some point, I'm guessing that Andrew Cashner or maybe Ernesto Frieri would be next in line, although Cashner's health and Frieri's control raise questions. (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brad Boxberger has thrown 2,456 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (81mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (84mph), Curve (78mph) and Sinker (96mph).