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Xavier Cedeno PNationals

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.14 1.33 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date8-26-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.32011
0.32012
-0.12013
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
2011 HOU 24 3 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 5 5 2 13 0 0 0 0 27.00 18.59 22.33 -2.8 -0.3
2012 HOU 25 44 0 31.0 0.0 31.0 0 1 1 2 0 0 138 30 15 13 3 44 14 13 1 36 3.77 3.52 4.02 2.8 0.3
2013 HOU 26 5 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 10 11 8 0 14 7 7 2 3 11.37 6.39 7.31 -2.0 -0.2
2013 WAS 26 11 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 5 1 1 0 5 1 1 0 6 1.50 1.52 2.94 1.1 0.1
2014 WAS 27 9 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 10 4 3 1 15 0 0 0 5 3.86 3.53 3.26 0.3 0.0
Career72052.00.052.001120023962363069122213505.194.134.93-0.6-0.1

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
2005 CAS Rk 12 12 53.0 6.31 63 .255 .288 .373 .443 .276 .352 86 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2006 ASH A 27 27 138.0 5.87 63 .269 .256 .327 .373 .263 .293 92 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 MOD A+ 23 23 116.7 5.98 73 .274 .264 .339 .413 .268 .307 94 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2008 TUL AA 19 19 102.7 6.33 56 .310 .266 .332 .404 .273 .313 93 -11.4 -1.1 -9.1 -0.9
2009 MOD A+ 16 0 16.7 3.90 122 .295 .260 .337 .402 .267 .340 100 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2009 TUL AA 28 0 47.0 6.79 76 .254 .260 .334 .390 .248 .258 116 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3
2010 CAR Wnt 6 2 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .190 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 HOU MLB 3 0 1.7 22.33 -318 .615 .254 .324 .382 .250 .556 103 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2011 CCH AA 23 19 111.7 4.62 110 .245 .270 .335 .414 .256 .291 106 17.7 1.8 18.1 1.9
2011 OKL AAA 12 3 26.0 3.40 138 .254 .278 .342 .435 .256 .375 102 8.8 0.8 8.2 0.8
2012 HOU MLB 44 0 31.0 4.02 109 .268 .254 .316 .407 .260 .321 102 3.0 0.3 2.8 0.3
2012 OKL AAA 22 0 27.7 3.48 135 .260 .285 .353 .440 .276 .314 102 7.6 0.8 8.7 0.9
2012 SAN Wnt 3 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 5 0 6.3 7.31 20 .399 .250 .326 .411 .275 .400 94 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2013 WAS MLB 11 0 6.0 2.94 128 .171 .252 .321 .384 .259 .312 101 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 39 0 34.3 3.43 120 .220 .256 .330 .382 .257 .276 98 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2013 PUR int 5 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 9 0 7.0 3.26 117 .285 .239 .314 .387 .265 .375 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 SYR AAA 35 0 39.3 3.29 126 .173 .260 .326 .392 .250 .247 98 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8

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
2005 CAS Rk 1 3 0 12 12 53.0 62 17 47 4 61% .352 10.5 2.9 0.7 8.0 1.49 5.43 4.2 0.4
2006 ASH A 8 9 0 27 27 138.0 144 63 99 8 60% .293 9.4 4.1 0.5 6.5 1.50 4.04 1.1 0.1
2007 MOD A+ 6 8 0 23 23 116.7 121 61 83 6 51% .307 9.3 4.7 0.5 6.4 1.56 5.09 1.5 0.1
2008 TUL AA 7 7 0 19 19 102.7 126 37 52 10 56% .313 11.0 3.2 0.9 4.6 1.59 4.12 -9.1 -0.9
2009 TUL AA 3 2 0 28 0 47.0 46 22 25 6 58% .258 8.8 4.2 1.1 4.8 1.45 4.79 -2.3 -0.3
2009 MOD A+ 1 2 0 16 0 16.7 15 9 21 0 56% .340 8.1 4.9 0.0 11.3 1.44 4.31 3.6 0.4
2010 CAR Wnt 0 1 0 6 2 15.7 9 3 12 1 0% .190 5.2 1.7 0.6 6.9 0.76 2.29 0.0 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 2 3 0 12 3 26.0 32 8 27 2 50% .375 11.1 2.8 0.7 9.3 1.54 6.23 8.2 0.8
2011 HOU MLB 0 0 0 3 0 1.7 7 0 0 2 27% .556 37.8 0.0 10.8 0.0 4.20 27.00 -2.8 -0.3
2011 CCH AA 5 6 0 23 19 111.7 98 45 110 8 57% .291 7.9 3.6 0.6 8.9 1.28 3.95 18.1 1.9
2012 HOU MLB 0 1 1 44 0 31.0 30 14 36 3 52% .321 8.7 4.1 0.9 10.5 1.42 3.77 2.8 0.3
2012 SAN Wnt 1 0 0 3 0 3.7 2 1 8 0 0% .400 4.9 2.5 0.0 19.6 0.82 0.00 0.0 0.0
2012 OKL AAA 2 0 1 22 0 27.7 27 9 25 0 58% .314 8.8 2.9 0.0 8.1 1.30 2.28 8.7 0.9
2013 WAS MLB 0 0 0 11 0 6.0 5 1 6 0 69% .312 7.5 1.5 0.0 9.0 1.00 1.50 1.1 0.1
2013 PUR int 0 0 1 5 0 2.0 3 2 4 0 0% .600 13.5 9.0 0.0 18.0 2.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 2 0 4 39 0 34.3 23 16 45 2 51% .276 6.0 4.2 0.5 11.8 1.14 1.31 5.8 0.6
2013 HOU MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.3 10 7 3 0 56% .400 14.2 9.9 0.0 4.3 2.68 11.37 -2.0 -0.2
2014 SYR AAA 5 1 4 35 0 39.3 22 12 57 3 61% .247 5.0 2.7 0.7 13.0 0.86 2.29 7.9 0.8
2014 WAS MLB 0 0 0 9 0 7.0 10 0 5 1 40% .375 12.9 0.0 1.3 6.4 1.43 3.86 0.3 0.0

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
2011 36 0.6667 0.5000 0.9444 0.6250 0.2500 1.0000 0.6667 0.0556
2012 555 0.4468 0.4079 0.7478 0.5484 0.2932 0.8824 0.5444 0.2522
2013 221 0.4525 0.4299 0.7895 0.5900 0.2975 0.9322 0.5556 0.2105
2014 112 0.5714 0.5089 0.8596 0.7188 0.2292 0.9783 0.3636 0.1404
Career9240.47180.4290.7790.5820.28480.91050.52990.221

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-02 2014-05-25 Minors 23 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-14 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-08-03 2009-08-15 Minors 12 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2008-07-21 2008-08-31 Minors 41 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $
2013 HOU $495,900
2012 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$495,900
1 yrTotal$495,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 19 d1 year/$0.5078M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5078M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4959M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Claimed by Washington off waivers 4/23/13 after being DFA by Houston 4/18/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 10/24/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 5/27/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 9/11/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/5/11.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2004 (31-920) (Miami-Dade College).

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 39.7 32 13 34 3 .276 1.14 3.29 3.58 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 34.1 29 12 29 3 .292 1.22 3.70 4.02 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 30.1 27 11 26 3 .303 1.29 4.00 4.34 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 26.9 26 11 23 3 .312 1.34 4.26 4.63 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 23.9 24 10 21 2 .321 1.40 4.50 4.89 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 21.0 22 9 18 2 .330 1.46 4.75 5.17 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 19 8 15 2 .339 1.52 5.03 5.46 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 14.5 16 7 12 2 .350 1.59 5.35 5.82 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 9.9 12 5 9 1 .366 1.70 5.81 6.32 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000023.2239202.3191.394.474.860.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 33% 10% 30% 53%

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
20152821046049481943550.3241.384.484.868.93.58.00.90.1
20162921047050472246550.3171.384.274.648.54.08.30.90.2
20173021049052492047550.3181.324.084.448.43.48.10.90.3
20183121046049461944550.3181.334.054.408.43.58.10.90.3
20193221044047441741450.3141.314.034.388.53.37.90.80.3
20203321040043411637450.3171.344.124.488.63.47.80.80.2
20213421039041391536450.3171.314.084.448.53.37.80.90.2
20223521037039371434450.3171.324.054.418.63.37.90.90.2
20233621035037351332450.3161.314.064.418.63.27.91.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.82.22.43.94.52.514.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Sergio Escalona 2012 0.00 DNP
2 91 Carlos Fisher 2010 5.64
3 87 Brandon Kintzler 2012 3.78
4 87 Adam Russell 2010 4.60
5 86 Jeremy Horst 2013 6.58
6 86 Randor Bierd 2011 0.00 DNP
7 86 Greg Burke 2010 0.00 DNP
8 86 Jose Veras 2008 3.59
9 86 Juan Mateo 2010 0.00 DNP
10 85 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
11 85 Tim Wood 2010 6.18
12 85 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
13 85 Brandon Gomes 2012 6.11
14 85 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
15 85 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
16 85 Jose Ascanio 2012 0.00 DNP
17 85 Brent Leach 2010 0.00 DNP
18 85 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
19 85 Jess Todd 2013 0.00 DNP
20 84 Sam Demel 2013 0.00 DNP
21 84 Barret Browning 2012 5.12
22 84 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
23 84 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
24 84 Ryan Reid 2012 0.00 DNP
25 84 Davis Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
26 84 Junichi Tazawa 2013 3.29
27 83 Jermaine Van Buren 2008 0.00 DNP
28 83 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
29 83 Bobby Parnell 2012 3.15
30 83 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
31 83 Romulo Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
32 83 Scott Maine 2012 6.08
33 83 Kam Mickolio 2011 6.75
34 83 Jonathan Albaladejo 2010 3.97
35 83 Chris Leroux 2011 3.24
36 83 Josh Lueke 2012 18.90
37 83 Kurt Birkins 2008 0.90
38 83 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
39 82 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
40 82 Tyler Johnson 2008 0.00 DNP
41 82 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
42 82 Duane Below 2013 10.12
43 82 Pedro Viola 2010 13.50
44 82 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
45 82 Rommie Lewis 2010 6.75
46 82 Jairo Asencio 2010 0.00 DNP
47 82 Brian Schlitter 2013 0.00 DNP
48 82 Nick Masset 2009 2.61
49 82 Lee Hyde 2012 0.00 DNP
50 82 Josh Newman 2009 0.00 DNP
51 82 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
52 82 Rafael Perez 2009 7.50
53 82 Warner Madrigal 2011 0.00 DNP
54 82 David Purcey 2009 6.56
55 82 Daniel Moskos 2013 0.00 DNP
56 82 Scott Elbert 2013 0.00 DNP
57 82 Paul Kometani 2010 0.00 DNP
58 82 Deunte Heath 2013 11.74
59 82 Chris Hatcher 2012 5.52
60 81 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
61 81 Wesley Wright 2012 3.61
62 81 Nick Hagadone 2013 5.74
63 81 Josh Roenicke 2010 7.11
64 81 Justin Friend 2013 0.00 DNP
65 81 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
66 81 Robbie Weinhardt 2013 0.00 DNP
67 81 Mickey Storey 2013 6.75
68 81 Andrew Brown 2008 3.34
69 81 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
70 81 Marcus McBeth 2008 0.00 DNP
71 81 Evan Meek 2010 2.81
72 81 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
73 81 Arnie Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
74 81 J.D. Durbin 2009 0.00 DNP
75 81 Royce Ring 2008 10.07
76 80 Trystan Magnuson 2012 0.00 DNP
77 80 Jeff Gray 2009 4.44
78 80 Evan Scribner 2013 4.39
79 80 Enrique Gonzalez 2010 3.81
80 80 Justin Thomas 2011 0.00 DNP
81 80 Jordan Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
82 80 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
83 80 Jon Switzer 2007 8.05
84 80 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
85 80 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
86 80 Rocky Roquet 2010 0.00 DNP
87 80 Ron Flores 2007 4.08
88 80 Neil Wagner 2011 12.60
89 80 Craig Breslow 2008 2.30
90 80 Jon Huber 2009 0.00 DNP
91 80 Daniel Stange 2013 16.20
92 80 Ryan Braun 2008 0.00 DNP
93 80 Jose Capellan 2008 4.50
94 80 Kevin Hart 2010 0.00 DNP
95 80 Christian Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
96 80 Anthony Varvaro 2012 5.94
97 80 Chris Mobley 2011 0.00 DNP
98 80 P.J. Walters 2012 5.98
99 80 Michael Dubee 2013 0.00 DNP
100 80 Chuckie Fick 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .226 .321 .296 .237
11 vs R (Multi) .352 .440 .512 .350
18 Split (Multi) -.126 -.119 -.216 -.114
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .231 .333 .269 .226
31 vs R (2013) .391 .517 .522 .394
38 Split (2013) -.161 -.184 -.253 -.168
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 Cedeno doesn't throw hard, and so far his offerings to right-handed batters may as well have "hit me" stitched on them, but he gives lefties fits. He hits the lower outside corner with his fastball and his breaking pitches look the same . . . until they're not. Some end up in the dirt and still draw swings. Cedeno is young enough that he could surprise and pick up a trick against righties, but without velocity, it's likely his peak value will be as a LOOGY.
2012 Xavier Cedeno was outrighted to Triple-A and became a free agent. His three-pitch arsenal lacks major-league quality, despite his somewhat promising Double-A stats.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Xavier Cedeno has thrown 987 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (91mph) and Curve (82mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).