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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
6.3 3.20 1.13 6 1 0 0 0.1
Birth Date8-1-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
1.32010
3.62011
2.42012
3.02013
3.62014
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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
2009 SFN 19 4 1 10.0 5.3 4.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 8 2 2 2 16 3 2 0 10 1.80 4.56 4.62 -0.2 0.0
2010 SFN 20 18 18 111.0 111.0 0.0 7 6 0 0 11 0 472 119 40 37 11 181 26 24 5 86 3.00 3.68 4.00 12.6 1.3
2011 SFN 21 33 33 204.7 204.7 0.0 13 13 0 0 23 0 844 202 82 73 12 284 46 41 5 191 3.21 2.64 3.14 36.2 3.6
2012 SFN 22 32 32 208.3 208.3 0.0 16 11 0 0 19 3 849 183 87 78 23 302 49 43 7 191 3.37 3.54 4.11 20.1 2.4
2013 SFN 23 31 31 201.3 201.3 0.0 13 9 0 0 22 1 803 146 68 62 15 221 62 56 6 199 2.77 3.03 3.58 26.2 3.0
2014 SFN 24 33 33 217.3 217.3 0.0 18 10 0 0 21 3 873 194 81 72 21 301 43 40 6 219 2.98 3.02 3.76 33.8 3.5
Career151148952.7948.04.76749009673881852360324841305229206298963.063.153.70128.813.7

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
2009 SFN MLB 4 1 10.0 4.62 85 .254 .265 .333 .426 .274 .240 89 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2010 SFN MLB 18 18 111.0 4.00 100 .269 .260 .325 .411 .270 .314 91 10.6 1.1 12.6 1.3
2011 SFN MLB 33 33 204.7 3.14 117 .253 .250 .308 .382 .252 .322 90 32.7 3.5 36.2 3.6
2012 SFN MLB 32 32 208.3 4.11 99 .246 .251 .310 .400 .255 .276 95 17.1 1.8 20.1 2.4
2013 SFN MLB 31 31 201.3 3.58 111 .217 .249 .308 .386 .252 .252 99 25.6 2.8 26.2 3.0
2014 SFN MLB 33 33 217.3 3.76 105 .245 .254 .309 .392 .258 .296 99 22.6 2.5 33.8 3.5

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
2009 SFN MLB 0 0 0 4 1 10.0 8 3 10 2 59% .240 7.2 2.7 1.8 9.0 1.10 1.80 -0.2 0.0
2010 SFN MLB 7 6 0 18 18 111.0 119 26 86 11 46% .314 9.6 2.1 0.9 7.0 1.31 3.00 12.6 1.3
2011 SFN MLB 13 13 0 33 33 204.7 202 46 191 12 48% .322 8.9 2.0 0.5 8.4 1.21 3.21 36.2 3.6
2012 SFN MLB 16 11 0 32 32 208.3 183 49 191 23 49% .276 7.9 2.1 1.0 8.3 1.11 3.37 20.1 2.4
2013 SFN MLB 13 9 0 31 31 201.3 146 62 199 15 49% .252 6.5 2.8 0.7 8.9 1.03 2.77 26.2 3.0
2014 SFN MLB 18 10 0 33 33 217.3 194 43 219 21 46% .296 8.0 1.8 0.9 9.1 1.09 2.98 33.8 3.5

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
2009 152 0.5263 0.4803 0.8219 0.6625 0.2778 0.8491 0.7500 0.1781
2010 1710 0.5497 0.4760 0.8329 0.6362 0.2805 0.8946 0.6620 0.1634
2011 3169 0.5579 0.4778 0.7999 0.6250 0.2919 0.8751 0.5966 0.1968
2012 3248 0.5302 0.4791 0.8027 0.6487 0.2877 0.8962 0.5649 0.1947
2013 3183 0.5174 0.4797 0.7649 0.6497 0.2975 0.8505 0.5646 0.2331
2014 3363 0.5263 0.5073 0.7784 0.6667 0.3302 0.8619 0.5913 0.2204
Career148250.53470.4850.79220.64660.29940.87340.59070.2054

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SFN $1,500,000
2017 SFN $11,700,000
2016 SFN $9,950,000
2015 SFN $6,950,000
2014 SFN $3,950,000
2013 SFN $950,000
2012 SFN $560,000
2011 SFN $450,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,960,000
2011Current$3,950,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$5,910,000
4 yrFuture$30,100,000
8 yrTotal$36,010,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 127 dMike Milchen, SFX5 years/$35M (2013-17), options

Details
  • 5 years/$35M (2013-17), plus 2018-19 club options. Signed extension with San Francisco 4/17/12. $1M signing bonus. 13:$0.75M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$6.75M, 16:$9.75M, 17:$11.5M. 18:$12M club option, $1.5M buyout. 19:$12M club option. 2018 option guaranteed with 200 IP in 2017 or 400 IP in 2016-17. Options increase to $14M with top 3 finish in Cy Young vote 2012-17 or $16M by winning Cy Young in 2012-17. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to eight clubs).
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2011). Renewed by San Francisco 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by San Francisco 9/8/09.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2007 (1-10) (South Caldwell HS, Hudson, N.C.). Signed 8/15/07, $2M 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 12.9 8.5 0 31 31 213.1 162 46 182 17 .266 0.97 2.32 2.52 53.8 5.5
80o 12.6 9 0 31 31 206.9 165 47 176 17 .276 1.02 2.61 2.83 45.2 4.6
70o 12.4 9.4 0 31 31 202.5 167 47 173 17 .283 1.06 2.81 3.06 39.0 4.0
60o 12.2 9.7 0 31 31 198.8 169 48 170 17 .289 1.09 2.99 3.25 34.0 3.5
50o 12 10 0 31 31 195.3 171 48 167 18 .295 1.12 3.16 3.43 29.3 3.0
40o 11.9 10.3 0 31 31 191.9 173 49 164 18 .301 1.15 3.33 3.62 24.5 2.5
30o 11.7 10.6 0 31 31 188.2 174 49 161 18 .307 1.19 3.51 3.82 19.5 2.0
20o 11.4 11 0 31 31 184.0 176 50 157 18 .315 1.23 3.72 4.05 13.9 1.4
10o 11.1 11.5 0 31 31 178.2 179 50 152 18 .325 1.29 4.02 4.37 6.3 0.6
Weighted Mean12.19.903131195.41704816717.2941.123.153.4229.53.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
30% 63% 8% 10% 99%

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
201525131003333212190441741845.2991.103.103.378.11.97.40.83.4
20162612903131193172391671745.3001.093.073.348.01.87.80.83.2
20172712903030186170371551845.3031.113.303.598.21.87.50.92.5
20182811802828167151341371545.2991.113.133.408.11.87.40.82.7
20192911802626158142311321645.2991.103.223.508.11.87.50.92.3
2020309702424139129261161445.3051.123.373.668.41.77.50.91.8
20213110802525147133301221545.2981.113.263.558.11.87.50.92.1
2022329702222132122271081445.3021.133.383.688.31.87.31.01.7
2023339702222128117251041345.2991.113.353.648.21.87.30.91.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
41.866.354.263.948.348.5274.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Brian Matusz 2011 10.69
2 87 Trevor Cahill 2012 4.18
3 85 Mat Latos 2012 3.74
4 85 Rick Porcello 2013 4.37
5 83 Felix Hernandez 2010 2.88
6 83 Matt Cain 2009 3.02
7 83 Clayton Kershaw 2012 2.77
8 82 Phil Hughes 2010 4.24
9 82 Chad Billingsley 2009 4.31
10 81 Joba Chamberlain 2010 4.65
11 81 Dwight Gooden 1989 3.19
12 81 Jesse Litsch 2009 9.00
13 81 Stephen Strasburg 2013 3.49
14 80 Roger Clemens 1987 3.20
15 80 Brett Cecil 2011 4.95
16 80 Brett Anderson 2012 2.83
17 80 Mike Mussina 1993 4.51
18 79 Rick Reuschel 1973 3.57
19 79 Jair Jurrjens 2010 4.87
20 79 Curt Simmons 1953 4.16
21 78 Dean Chance 1965 3.43
22 78 Yovani Gallardo 2010 4.33
23 78 Sean Gallagher 2010 6.24
24 78 Andrew Miller 2009 5.85
25 77 Stan Bahnsen 1969 4.17
26 77 Jaime Garcia 2011 4.62
27 77 Chris Sale 2013 3.40
28 77 Jim Willoughby 1973 5.41
29 77 Mike Leake 2012 4.88
30 76 Drew Pomeranz 2013 6.23
31 76 Scott Kazmir 2008 3.60
32 76 Ismael Valdez 1998 4.24
33 76 Burt Hooton 1974 5.72
34 75 Mark Buehrle 2003 4.85
35 75 Steve Hargan 1967 3.19
36 75 Jose Quintana 2013 3.73
37 75 Jim Kaat 1963 4.84
38 75 Vida Blue 1974 3.76
39 75 Jered Weaver 2007 4.30
40 75 Chris Volstad 2011 5.22
41 74 Gary Nolan 1972 2.45
42 74 Barry Zito 2002 3.06
43 74 David Price 2010 3.06
44 74 Andy Messersmith 1970 3.42
45 74 Matt Morris 1999 0.00 DNP
46 74 Tommy Hanson 2011 3.81
47 74 Kevin Appier 1992 2.55
48 74 Steve Avery 1994 4.21
49 74 Storm Davis 1986 4.09
50 74 Jon Matlack 1974 2.78
51 73 Steve Carlton 1969 2.51
52 73 Joe Magrane 1989 3.11
53 72 Tom Seaver 1969 2.47
54 72 Tim Lincecum 2008 2.85
55 72 Jose Rosado 1999 4.46
56 72 Robin Roberts 1951 3.30
57 72 John Lannan 2009 4.36
58 72 Joel Pineiro 2003 4.00
59 72 Tommy Hunter 2011 5.31
60 72 Tom Gorzelanny 2007 4.02
61 72 Roy Oswalt 2002 3.32
62 72 John Candelaria 1978 3.48
63 72 Tim Hudson 2000 4.45
64 72 Fernando Valenzuela 1985 3.04
65 72 Homer Bailey 2010 4.54
66 71 Erik Hanson 1989 3.49
67 71 Jim Perry 1960 4.06
68 71 Justin Verlander 2007 3.93
69 71 Vin Mazzaro 2011 8.26
70 71 Mike Witt 1985 4.14
71 71 Scott Elarton 2000 5.47
72 71 Bill Singer 1968 3.34
73 71 Dick Ellsworth 1964 4.52
74 71 Mickey Lolich 1965 3.80
75 70 Bret Saberhagen 1988 4.21
76 70 Drew Smyly 2013 2.37
77 70 Mike Pelfrey 2008 3.86
78 70 Bob Moose 1972 3.35
79 70 Jim Abbott 1992 3.11
80 70 Pedro Astacio 1993 3.82
81 70 Britt Burns 1983 4.04
82 70 Jarrod Parker 2013 4.20
83 70 Al Downing 1965 3.91
84 70 Milt Pappas 1963 3.24
85 70 Mel Stottlemyre 1966 4.16
86 70 Anibal Sanchez 2008 6.10
87 70 Jose Deleon 1985 5.15
88 70 Joe Sparma 1966 5.60
89 70 Bob Hendley 1963 4.30
90 70 Bob Welch 1981 3.57
91 70 Dave Righetti 1983 3.98
92 69 Don Wilson 1969 4.76
93 69 Mark Mulder 2002 3.82
94 69 Jim Hardin 1968 2.91
95 69 Rubby De La Rosa 2013 5.56
96 69 Cole Hamels 2008 3.52
97 69 Frank Pastore 1982 4.11
98 69 Dave Rozema 1981 3.63
99 69 Mark Fidrych 1979 10.43
100 69 Michael Pineda 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .189 .228 .308 .199
11 vs R (Multi) .232 .295 .352 .240
18 Split (Multi) -.044 -.066 -.045 -.041
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .161 .201 .286 .180
31 vs R (2013) .215 .289 .313 .227
38 Split (2013) -.053 -.088 -.027 -.047
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).
2013 Among qualified pitchers, Bumgarner was the youngest to rank in the top 20 in ERA. He set a new career high in innings pitched last year, but the heavy workload may have taken a toll on him. He struggled down the stretch, and his troubles coincided with a drop in fastball velocity and fewer empty swings on his slider. His four-seam fastball velocity peaked in August at 92.3 mph, but bottomed out sitting under 91 mph in September and October. He ended the year on a high note, pitching a gem in Game Two of the World Series, and the Giants have to hope he'll carry that over to this year.
2012 Eight times in history a pitcher has thrown at least 162 innings with a FIP below 2.65 while 21 or younger: Dwight Gooden and Bert Blyleven twice each, Fernando Valenzuela, Vida Blue, Don Sutton, and the Bummer. The lefty doesn't overpower hitters like Gooden, and no single pitch he throws compares to Blyleven's curve. He's more like a left-handed Jered Weaver, throwing from an extreme angle and getting a tremendous strike rate on off-speed pitches, especially his slider. The lone blemish on his season—a 1/3-inning disaster start against Minnesota—is easily brushed aside as a BABIP-induced hallucination, as he allowed five consecutive singles on ground balls before the start really got away from him. Take away that start and his ERA is 2.86, more in line with his FIP.
2011 Bumgarner’s season ended in a very different place from where it began. In the spring, five mph that had gone missing from his fastball down the stretch in 2009 hadn’t returned, and he was getting lit up.The pitcher later admitted that poor off-season conditioning and uncooperative mechanics had largely been to blame; accordingly, he got stronger as the season progressed, his fastball got faster, and his results got better. It didn’t take long; Bumgarner posted a 0.94 ERA in May and was called up at the end of June. Back in the majors, he only once followed a non-quality start with another of the same kind, missing by just one out in that lone case. He was dominant down the stretch, posting a 1.18 ERA in his last six starts and striking out 32 men in 32 innings against four walks and one homer in his last five. For those who weren’t paying attention, he announced his arrival with eight shutout innings in his only World Series start.
2010 Sometimes, with all the talk of money, we can get away from those times when talent sets its own timetable. The Giants apparently couldn't say no to Bumgarner any more than they could with Posey, putting both on their September roster because it was already obvious they'd both be in the big-league picture for 2010. The interesting question is whether or not they should have worked up the nerve in Bumgarner's case, but he got to make a soft landing, facing the Padres for a team in a pennant race, before they effectively shut him down for the year. Including his big-league work, he wound up with roughly identical workloads in his two seasons in terms of innings and batters faced (548 in '08, 561 in '09). The concern is that he wasn't throwing the heat that touches 97 and sits in the mid-90s in the second half, but mastering his off-speed stuff is being interpreted as a positive learning experience. He's a good athlete, holding runners effectively and taking good cuts at the plate (including a Double-A grand slam). His chance to become what we expect should make for some incredible Bumgarner v. Kershaw duels within the division, but more broadly, the Giants can expect they'll soon have their third man behind Lincecum and Cain.
2009 Drafted ahead of Alderson with the tenth-overall pick in 2007, Bumgarner made his pro-debut in the Sally League last year at age 18 and was even better than the year-older Alderson was a level above him. A tall lefty who throws with a low three-quarter delivery, Bumgarner showed up with a put-away curveball last year, which in combination with his mid-90s heat, solid changeup, and immaculate control made him downright dominant, as evidenced by his otherworldly 7.81 K/BB ratio. A potential ace, his promotions will be dictated by his performance, which means it’s not unreasonable to expect him to join Alderson, Tim Lincecum and perhaps Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain in the major league rotation in 2011, giving the Giants two years to figure out how to assemble a major league offense.
2008 As a 6-foot-5 left-hander with a mid-90s fastball, Bumgarner is the rarest of rare, which is why he was the tenth overall pick in June. He might have gone higher if not for his delivery; not only is it sloppy, but he has a low, three-quarters release which limits his ability to spin a good breaking ball and could give him trouble against right-handers down the road. Nonetheless, the raw materials where just too good to pass up.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Madison Bumgarner is throwing 1 mph harder than he did in the regular season. His ERA forecast is presumably something like 3.10 generally. Armed with the new velocity knowledge, what would you forecast his ERA to be in his next couple starts? Is this what you mean when you say forecast ability for a series might approach 80 percent?
(Andrew from Warm Kitten)
A little bit lower, although exactly how much, I don't know off the top of my head. And yes, that's what I mean--if I knew for certain that he was going to throw a little harder/pitch a little better, I could incorporate that into my forecast. (Rob Arthur)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)You are a Giants fan if I recall correctly, how do you believe they will fare in the playoffs?
(Ron K. from Minneapolis)
I am. I think that having Madison Bumgarner toeing the rubber in the one-game playoff gives them a good shot to advance to the Division Series. However, not having Bumgarner early in that series spells an early exit, especially with the lineup struggling sans Pagan. I think they get swept by the Nationals in the Division Series. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Daniel! It's me, Sam. I have a question for you about the ephemerality of excitement. I think it's conceivable that you (or Chris Mosch) wrote about more baseball games this year than literally any other human being alive. Hundreds upon hundreds, and you brought all the meaning and excitement to us each morning, and it brought the season alive. Good job. Now... Are we going to remember *any* of this in 15 years? I mean, I submit that the average diehard baseball fan doesn't remember one thing about the 1999 regular season. Or, really, postseason. History compresses events, so we remember some achievements but assign them vaguely to an era or an epoch. It takes a truly special event (of which there is, I hypothesize, usually 0 to 2 per year) that we closely identify with a year. Otherwise, just into the pile. So, my question is: What are the 0 to 2 this year? What specific detail will we always remember and always associate with this year? Like last year was Puig in the pool. And *maybe* Harper running into the wall. And, since this is a one-way chat, just to get ahead of you: The answer is not Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter. That's my whole point--it's never Jordan Zimmermann's no-hitter, no matter how sweaty our palms are while we're watching.
(Sam from Bay Area)
Hey Sam! This is another question I've let marinate in the queue so that I could think about my answer.

As a Giants fan, I don't think I'll forget Madison Bumgarner hitting two grand slams any time soon. At the risk of it being too obvious and some recency bias coming into play, Derek Jeter's walkoff single would be my other choice, if I'm limited to two. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are concerned with Madison Bumgarner at all?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Hi think that he'll be fine. Bummer's situation is actually a lot like his teammate Cain - velo is fine, baseline mechanics are solid, but his timing has been off a bit resulting in a lot more pitches that catch too much plate. Bumgarner is usually adept at avoiding the middle of the zone (#5 on the strike zone key pad) but lately he has allowed pitches to finish in the hitters' wheelhouse. Again like Cain, Bummer has a slow delivery that can take a bit longer to coordinate, but I expect that he will iron things out in short order.

On the jukebox: System of a Down, "Deer Dance" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you address Madison Bumgarner's delivery please? It screams "future problems" to me, the way he goes so far back laterally, but I'm far from an expert.
(Chris from MO)
I love Bummer's delivery (he is one of the 5 straight A's from the SP Guide). He succeeds using the same template as the successful pitchers of 100 years ago, and I dig it. By "(going) far back laterally" I assume that you mean the big upper-body twist and long arm extension that are part of his torque, and I think that his method is far more efficient than most pitchers. He is a bit on the slow side with his momentum, but he more than makes up for it (in terms of extension) with his strong stride, excellent timing, and 80-grade posture. He also repeats that deep release point as well as any pitcher in the game.

Any pitcher could have "future problems," but Bumgarner is as low-risk as they come with respect to mechanics. His slider frequency could be a concern, though he utilizes the relatively-safe methodology of supination (as opposed to a wrist-twist) to throw the pitch, so it lessens the concern.

On the jukebox: Led Zeppelin, "Going to California" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)How does Michael Roth get such great extension on the mound? Is that natural or was it taught to him
(Alex from LA)
Roth has solid momentum throughout the delivery, and finishes with strong posture, but the most impressive part of his mechanics that contribute to his extension is that he continues the forward progression of his body after foot-strike. At the National Pitching Association we called it "Stack and Track" - a pitcher who maintains a stack upper-body (good posture) while tracking towards the target after foot strike can achieve great extension. It requires strong functional strength and good balance with flex in the front knee (as opposed to a stiff landing leg), allowing the center-of-mass to drift closer to the plate. Finally, Roth has a naturally late release - he has a closed stride, and the only way to reach full extension is to release the baseball at a later point in trunk rotation than the average pitcher.

Another pitcher who is great at this is Madison Bumgarner.

On the jukebox: Yardbirds, "Happenings Ten Years Ago" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)1. What is a "cut fastball"? How does it behave differently from other types of fastball? 2. Is "cutter" just another name for a cut fastball? If not, how does it behave differently? 3. From the name, I assume that a "12-to-6 curve" is one which breaks straight down, with little or no movement side to side. If that description is correct, how does it differ from a sinker?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
A cut fastball is just another name for a cutter, though you will hear it more often when there is less break (and more velo) on the pitch. The difference between a four-seam fastball, a cutter, a slider, and a curveball (aside from the grip) is the degree of supination that the pitcher employs. This is why I often hand-wave the name of certain pitches as just semantics - one guy's slider is another's cutter (Madison Bumgarner says hi), and in the end they can call it whatever they want as long as it gets outs.

You are right that a "12 to 6" curve is one that has more vertical movement, and is often tied to a pitcher's functional arm slot.

On the jukebox: Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Ben! Could my boy Madison Bumgarner compete for the Cy Young Award somewhere down the line?
(Chris from San Francisco)
Maybe, but I'm a bit worried about the velocity loss at the end of the season. If it was just a mechanical flaw, sure, but if there was a hidden injury, uh-oh. Even if he's just a guy who gets tired at the end of the season, that might prevent him from meriting serious Cy Young consideration. So, yes, certainly not out of the question, but enough uncertainty about his stuff that I wouldn't project him to win one. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)So this was a pretty serious year for the pitcher, no? What was your favorite dominant pitching performance from the year? And do you think next season will be similar? (not in # of no-hitters, mind you, but in the relative success of defense over offense)
(john from chicago)
We certainly saw a lot of remarkable pitching feats this year. I'm biased, as a Giants fan, but my two favorites were probably Matt Cain's perfect game on June 13 (which, by the way, I didn't see live because I was on a flight to Europe) and the duel between Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw on Aug. 20. Kris Medlen's outing against the Nationals a few weeks ago was also very fun to watch.

I don't think there are any obvious reasons to expect significant changes between 2012 and 2013, so I expect that we'll see a lot of the same things, especially as more and more teams adopt the aggressive defensive shifts pioneered by the Rays and Brewers. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the year that Matt Cain overtakes Tim Lincecum as the Giants ace in the rotation?
(Tim from San Francisco)
This is the year that Madison Bumgarner overtakes both of them. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Fantasy question if you're so inclined: What's your view on closers? I have Kimbrel as a pretty cheap keeper (can keep 2 pitchers), but leaning towards setting him free in favor of Jordan Zimmerman and Madison Bumgarner who I have for next to nothing.
(Andy from Chicago)
I haven't played fantasy for a few years now, since I spend a dangerous amount of time on baseball as it is. But when I did play, I was always a "don't pay for saves" guy. Sometimes I tanked the category, and other times I monitored baseball news all day so I could grab the latest closer candidate from the waiver wire and piece together a staff with some saves. Either way, I wouldn't be the one drafting the typical high-priced closer. Kimbrel might be one worth keeping over a lot of starters, but probably not over Bumgarner. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek, thanks for chatting! Question for you on drafting Yu Darvish. In Yahoo! mocks, he's dropping into a cluster of SPs the likes of CJ Wilson, Madison Bumgarner, Josh Johnson, Adam Wainwright, Josh Beckett, Michael Pineda, Dan Hudson, and Mat Latos. How would you rank these 9 players on your draft board?
(BR from NYC)
Hmm... off the top of my head, I'll go Beckett, Johnson, Wainwright, Bumgarner, Darvish, Hudson, Wilson, Pineda, Latos. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How high are you on Madison Bumgarner this year? He rebounded really well after a rough start to the season. Does he make the leap to truly elite status in 2012?
(Peter from Westtown)
I like Bumgarner, but I don't know if I see him taking the leap into truly elite company like Linecum/Felix/CC. But a top 15-20 pitcher, sure, I think he's just about there. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Madison Bumgarner have #1 (stud) upside?
(George from CT)
#1 is such an arbitrary distinction, and everyone seems to define it differently, but yes, I think he does, in the sense that his 3.21 ERA from this year will be repeatable in subsequent seasons. Maybe not best to bank on a complete repeat for 2012, but he's certainly capable of it. (Derek Carty)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Madison Bumgarner be a useful fantasy pitcher next year? He looks like he's in over his head lately.
(Wilson from Denver)
I think so--he's not going to have an ERA in the low 3's (which is where he was before last night's adventure) but he should be able to post a league average SIERA and then get a boost in his ERA from his home park. I like Bumgarner, but his numbers in the majors early on surprised me given how his minor league season had gone. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)what's your outlook for Madison Bumgarner in the 2nd half? Does he stick w/ SF? And is he worthy of a roster spot in deep mixed leagues?
(Gigantes from SF)
I think he'll stick with San Fran, but yes, the league would need to be deep. He has some potential problems against right-handers, the kind of thing that once major league managers catch the scent of he won't be able to shake (ask Justin Masterson how that works for him with lefties) and his strikeout rates don't translate well into fantasy unless everything else is going perfectly for him. I think he'll be a good pitcher, but he still has a lot of work to do in his development. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following in the order in which you think they will make their big league debuts: Mike Moustakas; Pedro Alvarez; Logan Morrison; Freddie Freeman; Madison Bumgarner; Jeremy Hellickson. Does anyone in this group make a significant fantasy impact in 2010?
(Chillin' from Waiver Wire)
I'm not terribly good at this kind of thing, but what the heck:

Alvarez, Moustakas, Hellickson, Morrison, Bumgarner, Freeman

I think the first three will see at least a sprinkling of big league time this year. The others I'm not so sure about. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should Madison Bumgarner fans be worried?
(jasemilw4 from Chicago)
A little bit. The velocity drop has been sustained over an offseason and as much as I've been a holdout, at this point I'm wondering what's going on. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)what does Madison Bumgarner's future hold? worth a flier in a long term keeper league?
(Steve from NJ)
It sounds like there's a good chance he'll be the Giants' fifth starter this year, though there are some concerns about him losing velocity last year, and he might need a bit more seasoning. But as a long-term play, I'd take a flier - the Giants do know how to develop young pitchers. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the top 5 NL players who will make their major league debut in 2010?
(chaneyhey from stlouis)
Hmm, that's a toughie because it involves two variables that discount a player's expected value: likelihood of getting to the majors and expected production. We'll go with Heyward, Austin Jackson, Buster Posey, Jason Castro, and Madison Bumgarner. But that's basically an educated guess. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Madison Bumgarner out-Lincecum Tim Lincecum?
(evolution from Chicago)
Maybe in basketball. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is no more divisive prospect on the internets then Madison Bumgarner. The scouting reports don't seem to be matching what we're seeing, the fastball isn't as fast as reported, the secondary stuff doesn't seem to be much of anything. What gives?
(Sgrcuts from Flushing)
This needs to be figured out. Basically, he lost velocity slowly throughout the year, yet he still got guys out. I'm still trying to figure out what to make of him to be honest, and I need more information. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get a chance to watch Madison Bumgarner's debut on Monday? If so, do you have any comments about his wide delivery, lack of velocity, or future outlook? Much to my chagrin, he seemed to be effective yet uninspiring.
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
REALLY long takeaway, more so than I had expected from what I'd heard about him. Odd because the rest is so compact. I like him, never loved him. (Will Carroll)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last year, many guys coming out of the draft did not make your top 100 prospect list but made it this year such as Madison Bumgarner. Who do you think could make the list next year from the 2008 draft class who did not make it on this year's list?
(momansf from Brookline, MA)
I love questions like this, but understand that it's a bit of a guessing game. That said, Casey Kelly from the high school ranks, and Jemile Weeks on the college side. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You don't have to spoil your Top 100 list (which we all eagerly await, of course) -- but who's the 2nd best overall pitching prospect now behind David Price? Madison Bumgarner? Tommy Hanson? Neftali Feliz? Chris Tillman?
(Andrew T. from Baltimore)
If you read all of the published Top 11s, the answer is in there somewhere. So now you have a puzzle. Just call me Professor Layton and your all the Curious Villagers. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's with all of the boundless enthusiasm for Madison Bumgarner's big season? Is he really that much more than a guy with a plus fastball and plus fastball command dominating Low-A hitters without needing to make use of his secondary stuff (which is below average from the reports I've seen) ?
(Aaron from YYZ)
Yeah! Why are people excited about a first-round pick who just turned 19 who is six-foot-five and lefthanded and had a 1.46 ERA in a full-season league with 164 strikeouts against just 21 walks in 141.2 innings. That makes no sense to me!

In all seriousness however -- yes, Aaron, he's MUCH more than that. Curveball made great strides, and to call the fastball and command merely plus is doing both a grave diservice. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)I love the Portal plug. Hard but not hair-pullingly frustrating puzzles combined with excellent dry humor, whats not to love? I wish had been longer though. If they were both available in the same draft, would you take Madison Bumgarner or Tim Melville?
(Trenchtown from Washington)
Everyone wishes it was longer, but still it was only $20 bucks, or even cheaper as part of The Orange Box package, so it's not like you got soaked. Gimme Bumgarner. More velo, and he's lefty. I guess I'll live with the arm slot. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Madison Bumgarner has some kinks to work out this season, what is his ceiling and is it higher than tim alderson
(lammmster from Long Island NY)
This is one of those funky situations. Bumgarner's ceiling is higher than Alderson, but he's nowhere near as safe a bet. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableJquinton82 (NY): Heres a few topics: 1) Madison Bumgarner's missing velocity 2) First top 25 prospect to get called up, who & when? 3) The next Jimmy Rollins is...? 4) Word association - Yogi Berra ...discuss amongst yourselves

1) Either he's hurt, or he left it in his other pants. Like lost car keys, missing velocity is always in the last place you look.

2) Well, with Jason Heyward, Neftali Feliz, Brian Matusz and Alcides Escobar breaking camp, this doesn't seem like that big a deal, but I'll go with Buster Posey, May 9, after Bengie Molina sprains some fat.

3) ...taller than Rollins and hopefully blessed with a better OBP.

4) Provider of great book titles by cool people, including our own It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over and friend Emma Span's 90% of The Game Is Half Mental, which is one of this spring's funniest baseball books.

Speaking of Yogi, I read a quote the other day that was attributed to him: "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." Alas, that quote has also been attributed to one Johannes "Jan" L. A. van de Snepscheut, a Dutch computer scientist who taught at Caltech before bludgeoning his wife to death with an axe in 1994.

So there's a happy tale. (Jay Jaffe)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Madison Bumgarner has thrown 16,125 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely throws a Slow Curve (70mph).