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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
58.0 4.81 1.44 44 2 1 0 0.0
Birth Date9-21-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
0.02014
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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 SDN 26 48 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 3 3 0 2 0 0 204 48 23 21 4 72 23 18 1 33 4.14 4.33 4.61 -1.3 -0.1
2013 NYN 30 32 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 156 43 27 20 3 66 15 13 0 28 5.68 3.90 4.35 0.5 -0.0
Career80077.30.077.3360200360915041713838311614.774.154.49-0.8-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 FTW A 24 17 120.2 4.17 95 .232 .258 .335 .381 .273 .306 85 12.7 1.3 12.7 1.3
2006 LEL A+ 12 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LEL A+ 51 9 96.3 5.90 87 .266 .272 .347 .429 .267 .301 102 13.4 1.3 13.4 1.3
2008 SAN AA 59 1 84.3 3.48 115 .224 .268 .341 .414 .278 .306 86 13.9 1.4 13.7 1.3
2008 PES Wnt 13 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 SDN MLB 48 0 45.7 4.61 84 .279 .263 .329 .415 .262 .308 87 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 POR AAA 13 0 16.0 3.85 114 .155 .277 .345 .435 .271 .175 92 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2010 POR AAA 53 0 58.7 6.40 57 .301 .276 .348 .435 .268 .280 86 -6.5 -0.6 -7.0 -0.7
2011 TUC AAA 64 0 79.0 5.22 115 .281 .288 .359 .451 .267 .369 108 14.6 1.4 15.1 1.3
2012 BOW AA 23 0 29.3 3.60 119 .182 .252 .315 .364 .249 .228 101 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2012 NOR AAA 21 0 35.3 4.19 101 .188 .262 .329 .401 .255 .242 96 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2012 OBR Wnt 31 0 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 32 0 31.7 4.35 92 .329 .251 .308 .381 .249 .364 99 0.9 0.1 0.5 -0.0
2013 LVG AAA 31 0 31.7 4.15 125 .271 .272 .339 .415 .267 .341 112 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2014 CSP AAA 36 0 53.3 6.11 91 .288 .273 .338 .429 .269 .380 109 3.0 0.3 2.7 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
2006 FTW A 6 5 0 24 17 120.2 130 14 87 8 60% .306 9.7 1.0 0.6 6.5 1.20 3.59 12.7 1.3
2006 LEL A+ 2 1 0 12 0 18.0 24 5 9 1 0% .354 12.0 2.5 0.5 4.5 1.61 6.00 0.0 0.0
2007 LEL A+ 4 4 0 51 9 96.3 105 28 67 11 54% .301 9.8 2.6 1.0 6.3 1.38 5.23 13.4 1.3
2008 PES Wnt 1 1 1 13 0 14.3 20 7 9 2 0% .375 12.6 4.4 1.3 5.7 1.89 2.52 0.0 0.0
2008 SAN AA 2 7 23 59 1 84.3 76 17 92 7 53% .306 8.1 1.8 0.7 9.8 1.10 2.24 13.7 1.3
2009 POR AAA 3 0 7 13 0 16.0 8 4 14 1 39% .175 4.5 2.2 0.6 7.9 0.75 2.25 1.8 0.2
2009 SDN MLB 3 3 0 48 0 45.7 48 23 33 4 49% .308 9.5 4.5 0.8 6.5 1.55 4.14 -1.3 -0.1
2010 POR AAA 2 2 0 53 0 58.7 62 21 46 13 46% .280 9.5 3.2 2.0 7.1 1.41 5.67 -7.0 -0.7
2011 TUC AAA 2 2 1 64 0 79.0 100 40 76 8 48% .369 11.4 4.6 0.9 8.7 1.77 5.70 15.1 1.3
2012 NOR AAA 2 1 3 21 0 35.3 25 11 30 1 68% .242 6.4 2.8 0.3 7.6 1.02 1.53 2.8 0.3
2012 OBR Wnt 3 1 11 31 0 32.3 30 5 25 2 0% .286 8.4 1.4 0.6 7.0 1.08 2.23 0.0 0.0
2012 BOW AA 1 0 14 23 0 29.3 21 4 20 0 62% .228 6.4 1.2 0.0 6.1 0.85 1.53 4.2 0.4
2013 NYN MLB 0 3 0 32 0 31.7 43 15 28 3 54% .364 12.2 4.3 0.9 8.0 1.83 5.68 0.5 -0.0
2013 LVG AAA 2 2 5 31 0 31.7 33 10 34 3 42% .341 9.4 2.8 0.9 9.7 1.36 4.55 6.4 0.7
2014 CSP AAA 3 3 1 36 0 53.3 67 26 64 10 34% .380 11.3 4.4 1.7 10.8 1.74 7.59 2.7 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
2009 778 0.4923 0.4299 0.8174 0.6005 0.2633 0.8870 0.6635 0.1826
2013 604 0.4387 0.4536 0.7628 0.5962 0.3422 0.8354 0.6638 0.2372
Career13820.46890.44030.79350.59860.29780.86440.66360.2065

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-05 - Minors - - Right Hip Strain -
2009-10-08 2009-10-08 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2009-10-08
2009-08-31 2009-09-18 DTD 18 15 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2002-06-01 2002-06-01 Camp 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2002-06-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYN $550,000
2009 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$550,000
1 yrTotal$550,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 74 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/7/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.55M in majors. Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/17/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Diego (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Released by San Diego 2/9/10. Re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/15/09.
  • Signed by San Diego as an amateur free agent 2/06.

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 3.4 1.4 0.2 64 0 76.4 66 24 58 8 .279 1.17 3.58 3.89 10.5 1.1
80o 3 1.2 0.2 59 0 69.9 65 23 54 7 .294 1.26 3.99 4.34 6.0 0.6
70o 2.8 1.1 0.2 55 0 65.3 64 23 50 7 .305 1.32 4.29 4.66 3.3 0.3
60o 2.6 0.9 0.2 52 0 61.5 63 22 47 7 .315 1.38 4.55 4.95 1.1 0.1
50o 2.4 0.8 0.1 49 0 58.0 61 22 45 7 .323 1.44 4.80 5.22 -0.6 -0.1
40o 2.2 0.7 0.1 46 0 54.6 60 22 42 7 .332 1.49 5.05 5.49 -2.2 -0.2
30o 2 0.7 0.1 43 0 51.0 58 21 39 7 .342 1.56 5.33 5.79 -3.7 -0.4
20o 1.8 0.6 0.1 40 0 46.9 56 20 36 6 .353 1.63 5.66 6.15 -5.3 -0.5
10o 1.6 0.4 0.1 35 0 41.4 53 19 32 6 .368 1.74 6.12 6.65 -6.9 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.40.80.148057.46022447.3211.424.775.18-0.4-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 12% 3% 4% 17%

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
20153221033040421430550.3231.414.765.179.53.26.81.1-0.1
20163321032038401429550.3211.424.765.179.53.36.91.2-0.1
20173421031037391327550.3221.414.805.219.53.26.61.2-0.1
20183511030036381226450.3201.404.665.069.63.06.61.0-0.0
20193610028033351124450.3201.384.645.049.53.06.51.1-0.0
20203710026031331122450.3201.424.735.149.63.26.41.2-0.1
20213810025030321021450.3201.404.745.159.63.06.31.2-0.1
20223910025029321021450.3211.434.765.179.83.16.41.2-0.1
20234010026030331021450.3191.424.755.169.83.06.21.2-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.9out of baseball3.20.30.20.46.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
2 86 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
3 86 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
4 85 Tim Hamulack 2008 0.00 DNP
5 85 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
6 85 Royce Ring 2012 0.00 DNP
7 85 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
8 83 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
9 82 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
10 82 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
11 82 Merkin Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
12 82 Gary Majewski 2011 0.00 DNP
13 82 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
14 82 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
15 82 Mike Gallo 2008 0.00 DNP
16 82 Randy Williams 2007 0.00 DNP
17 82 Tommy Hottovy 2013 0.00 DNP
18 81 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
19 81 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
20 80 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
21 80 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
22 80 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
23 80 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
24 80 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
25 79 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
26 79 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
27 79 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
28 79 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
29 79 Greg Aquino 2009 4.50
30 79 Sean Henn 2012 0.00 DNP
31 79 Josh Kinney 2010 0.00 DNP
32 79 Shawn Camp 2007 7.88
33 79 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
34 78 Amauri Sanit 2011 12.86
35 78 Dan Giese 2008 4.36
36 78 Wil Ledezma 2012 0.00 DNP
37 78 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
38 78 Ryan Houston 2011 0.00 DNP
39 78 Chad Harville 2008 0.00 DNP
40 78 Chris Schroder 2010 0.00 DNP
41 78 Charlie Manning 2010 0.00 DNP
42 78 Brandon Puffer 2007 0.00 DNP
43 78 Jason Kershner 2008 0.00 DNP
44 78 Mitch Stetter 2012 0.00 DNP
45 78 Marcus Gwyn 2009 0.00 DNP
46 77 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
47 77 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
48 77 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
49 77 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
50 77 Juan Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
51 77 Clay Rapada 2012 3.52
52 77 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
53 76 Ian Ostlund 2010 0.00 DNP
54 76 Jeff Gray 2013 0.00 DNP
55 76 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
56 76 John Foster 2009 0.00 DNP
57 76 Victor Marte 2012 4.91
58 76 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
59 76 David Elder 2007 0.00 DNP
60 75 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
61 75 Cedrick Bowers 2009 0.00 DNP
62 75 Jason Pearson 2007 0.00 DNP
63 75 Brandon Knight 2007 0.00 DNP
64 75 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
65 75 Scott Dohmann 2009 0.00 DNP
66 75 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
67 75 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
68 75 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
69 75 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
70 74 Jim Miller 2013 20.25
71 74 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
72 74 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
73 74 Brandon Medders 2011 0.00 DNP
74 74 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
75 74 Jon Adkins 2009 0.00 DNP
76 74 Chris Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
77 74 Jim Ed Warden 2010 0.00 DNP
78 73 Angel Guzman 2013 0.00 DNP
79 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
80 73 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
81 73 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
82 73 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
83 73 Chad Paronto 2007 4.46
84 73 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
85 73 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
86 73 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
87 73 Steve Andrade 2009 0.00 DNP
88 72 Brian Sanches 2010 2.97
89 72 Steve Green 2009 0.00 DNP
90 72 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
91 72 Nate Field 2007 27.00
92 72 Boof Bonser 2013 0.00 DNP
93 72 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
94 72 Colter Bean 2008 0.00 DNP
95 72 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
96 71 Julio Mateo 2009 0.00 DNP
97 71 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
98 71 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
99 71 Scott Strickland 2007 0.00 DNP
100 71 Matt Thornton 2008 2.67

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .322 .410 .457 .325
11 vs R (Multi) .302 .359 .481 .315
18 Split (Multi) .020 .050 -.024 .011
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .319 .407 .447 .322
31 vs R (2013) .308 .364 .495 .322
38 Split (2013) .011 .044 -.048 .000
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 Greg Burke is 30 and signed a minor-league deal in November, but was added to the 40-man in advance of the Rule 5 draft. Throw out all reports on him prior to 2012, though, because he became a submariner last year.
2010 Burke, if nothing else, is a study in perseverance as he took a long road to the major leagues. He went 13-26 in four seasons at Duke, spent a year in the independent Atlantic League, then was signed to a minor-league contract by the Padres out of a tryout camp in 2006. Burke throws a 93-mph fastball and a changeup that is a swing-and-a-miss pitch, giving him enough to be an effective middle reliever, maybe more.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Pirates Make it OfficialDaniel Rathman2013-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-19
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/26Ben Lindbergh2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Profar-Free TAR.J. Anderson2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Terrible Twin BillDaniel Rathman2013-04-17
Painting the Black: The UnknownsR.J. Anderson2013-04-01
Minor League Update: Games of March 7, 2013Jason Martinez2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 30Daniel Rathman2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: NL NRIs of NoteChristina Kahrl2011-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: They Were ExpendableChristina Kahrl2010-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Greg Burke has thrown 1,555 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Slider (78mph) and Sinker (88mph).