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Portrait of Tim Collins

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.7 3.86 1.26 34 2 1 0 0.2
Birth Date8-21-1989
Height5' 7"
Weight170 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2.22012
0.12013
-0.12014
2015
0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2011 KCA MLB 68 0 67.0 4 4 0 52 48 60 5 .261 109 7.0 6.4 0.7 8.1 42% .261 .241 1.49 4.48 3.63 116 4.36 0.3
2012 KCA MLB 72 0 69.7 5 4 0 55 34 93 8 .262 102 7.1 4.4 1.0 12.0 43% .297 .252 1.28 3.42 3.36 74 2.15 2.2
2013 KCA MLB 66 0 53.3 3 6 0 49 28 52 3 .272 100 8.3 4.7 0.5 8.8 40% .307 .259 1.44 3.43 3.54 108 4.46 0.1
2014 KCA MLB 22 0 21.0 0 3 0 18 11 15 2 .258 101 7.7 4.7 0.9 6.4 42% .267 .281 1.38 4.83 3.86 113 5.04 -0.1
CareerMLB2280211.01217017412122018.2641047.45.20.89.442%.285.2531.403.903.541003.722.4

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2007 BLJ Rk 7 0 6.0 0 0 0 6 2 7 0 .265 97 9.0 3.0 0.0 10.5 40% .400 .223 1.33 2.12 4.50 0 0.00
2008 LNS A 39 0 68.3 4 2 14 36 32 98 3 .260 96 4.7 4.2 0.4 12.9 53% .246 .190 1.00 2.46 1.58 0 0.00
2009 DUN A+ 40 0 64.7 7 4 3 47 28 99 2 .252 105 6.5 3.9 0.3 13.8 44% .326 .211 1.16 1.98 2.36 0 0.00
2009 NHP AA 9 0 12.7 2 3 0 12 7 17 1 .269 87 8.5 5.0 0.7 12.0 34% .355 .287 1.50 3.14 5.67 0 0.00
2010 MIS AA 6 0 8.0 0 0 2 4 3 14 1 .275 96 4.5 3.4 1.1 15.8 33% .273 .179 0.88 2.64 1.12 0 0.00
2010 NHP AA 35 0 43.0 1 0 9 27 16 73 4 .255 109 5.7 3.3 0.8 15.3 38% .295 .198 1.00 2.29 2.51 0 0.00
2010 OMA AAA 15 0 20.3 2 1 4 9 8 21 0 .274 91 4.0 3.5 0.0 9.3 36% .180 .165 0.84 2.70 1.33 0 0.00
2011 KCA MLB 68 0 67.0 4 4 0 52 48 60 5 .261 109 7.0 6.4 0.7 8.1 42% .261 .241 1.49 4.48 3.63 0 0.00
2012 KCA MLB 72 0 69.7 5 4 0 55 34 93 8 .262 102 7.1 4.4 1.0 12.0 43% .297 .252 1.28 3.42 3.36 0 0.00
2013 KCA MLB 66 0 53.3 3 6 0 49 28 52 3 .272 100 8.3 4.7 0.5 8.8 40% .307 .259 1.44 3.43 3.54 0 0.00
2013 USA int 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .000 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .500 .000 4.00 7.40 0.00 0 0.00
2014 KCA MLB 22 0 21.0 0 3 0 18 11 15 2 .258 101 7.7 4.7 0.9 6.4 42% .267 .281 1.38 4.83 3.86 0 0.00
2014 OMA AAA 23 1 42.3 2 1 3 26 16 56 6 .263 97 5.5 3.4 1.3 11.9 41% .233 .204 0.99 4.17 2.76 0 0.00

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 1227 0.4605 0.3977 0.7480 0.5929 0.2311 0.8119 0.6078 0.2520
2012 1204 0.4967 0.4228 0.6778 0.6187 0.2294 0.7514 0.4820 0.3222
2013 959 0.5005 0.4307 0.7700 0.6271 0.2338 0.8040 0.6786 0.2300
2014 375 0.4773 0.4053 0.8355 0.5866 0.2398 0.8762 0.7447 0.1645
Career37650.48390.41490.73990.60920.23210.79690.59920.2601

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
2014-08-10 2014-08-27 Minors 17 0 - Back Strain -
2014-04-07 2014-05-04 15-DL 27 24 Left Elbow Strain Flexor Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $
2016 KCA $1,475,000
2015 KCA $1,475,000
2014 KCA $1,362,500
2013 KCA $534,500
2012 KCA $495,725
2011 KCA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,281,725
2011Current$1,475,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$5,756,725
6 yrTotal$5,756,725

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 97 dOctagon1 year/$1.475M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 11/30/15 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3625M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5345M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13.
  • 1 year/$495,725 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 3/30/11.
  • Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/31/10. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 7/14/10.
  • Signed by Toronto 2007 as an amateur free agent (Worcester Technical HS, Mass.).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.6 0.8 0 30 0 47.9 34 16 50 4 .244 1.04 2.54 2.76 7.1 0.8
80o 1.6 0.7 0 30 0 42.0 32 16 44 4 .258 1.13 2.93 3.18 5.6 0.6
70o 1.6 0.7 0 30 0 37.9 30 15 39 4 .269 1.19 3.21 3.49 4.5 0.5
60o 1.6 0.7 0 30 0 34.4 29 14 36 4 .278 1.25 3.46 3.76 3.6 0.4
50o 1.5 0.6 0 30 0 31.3 27 13 32 4 .286 1.30 3.70 4.02 2.7 0.3
40o 1.5 0.6 0 30 0 28.2 26 13 29 3 .295 1.36 3.93 4.28 1.8 0.2
30o 1.5 0.6 0 30 0 25.0 24 12 26 3 .304 1.42 4.19 4.56 0.8 0.1
20o 1.5 0.5 0 30 0 21.4 21 11 22 3 .314 1.49 4.50 4.89 -0.3 -0.0
10o 1.4 0.5 0 30 0 16.5 18 9 17 2 .329 1.60 4.94 5.37 -2.0 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.50.6030030.62613323.2841.293.663.982.80.3

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/27/2016 12:00 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 1.2 0.9 51 0 52.0 36 17 53 5 .238 1.01 2.82 3.06 7.0 0.8
80o 2.7 1 0.7 46 0 46.1 34 16 47 5 .252 1.10 3.19 3.47 4.2 0.5
70o 2.4 0.9 0.6 41 0 42.0 33 16 43 4 .262 1.16 3.45 3.77 2.4 0.3
60o 2.2 0.7 0.6 38 0 38.5 32 15 40 4 .271 1.21 3.69 4.03 1.1 0.1
50o 2 0.7 0.5 35 0 35.4 30 14 36 4 .279 1.26 3.91 4.27 0.1 0.0
40o 1.8 0.6 0.4 32 0 32.3 29 14 33 4 .288 1.32 4.13 4.52 -0.8 -0.1
30o 1.6 0.5 0.4 29 0 29.1 27 13 30 4 .297 1.37 4.38 4.79 -1.6 -0.2
20o 1.3 0.4 0.3 25 0 25.5 25 12 26 3 .307 1.44 4.67 5.12 -2.3 -0.2
10o 1.1 0.3 0.2 20 0 20.6 22 10 21 3 .322 1.55 5.08 5.58 -2.9 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.90.70.534034.72914364.2771.253.884.240.20.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 59% 18% 7% 91%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20172721137039351739541.2861.334.014.448.13.99.01.20.1
20182821139042371941541.2801.344.184.628.04.18.91.10.1
20192921035037341637541.2891.344.084.518.23.98.91.20.1
20203021135038331538541.2841.274.004.437.93.69.11.20.1
20213121033036331635441.2911.374.104.538.34.08.81.00.1
20223221035037341636541.2861.354.094.528.33.98.81.20.1
20233311028030281329441.2901.384.114.558.53.98.81.20.1
20243411029031281429441.2881.374.164.608.24.18.51.20.0
20253511029030281229441.2881.324.084.518.33.68.61.20.1

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20172731155056502358741.2881.303.904.318.03.79.31.10.3
20182821147048432148641.2831.334.074.508.13.99.01.10.1
20192921032032291332441.2891.304.044.478.13.68.91.10.1
20203021147047421848641.2831.273.964.388.03.49.11.10.2
20213121141041391741541.2961.354.044.478.53.78.91.10.1
20223221138039361737541.2821.374.384.858.44.08.61.2-0.1
20233311029030301328441.3051.454.274.729.13.98.51.20.0
20243411027028231527341.2751.374.284.747.54.98.81.0-0.0
20253521137038331335541.2671.224.124.567.93.18.41.20.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
29.735.424.52119.422.1130.1

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201529.735.424.52119.422.1130.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Joel Zumaya 2011 0.00 DNP
2 86 Mark Clear 1982 3.43
3 86 Joe Smith 2010 4.05
4 86 Chris Perez 2012 3.90
5 83 Scott Williamson 2002 3.41
6 83 Steve Bedrosian 1984 2.47
7 83 Rex Brothers 2014 5.91
8 83 Drew Storen 2014 1.28
9 83 John Rocker 2001 4.72
10 81 Ricky Bottalico 1996 3.19
11 81 Scott Garrelts 1988 3.95
12 81 Byung-Hyun Kim 2005 5.05
13 80 Ken Tatum 1970 3.65
14 80 Scott Strickland 2002 3.80
15 80 Duane Ward 1990 3.60
16 80 Clay Zavada 2010 0.00 DNP
17 80 Bob McClure 1978 4.29
18 80 Chad Cordero 2008 2.08
19 80 Cecilio Guante 1986 3.69
20 79 Matt Mantei 2000 4.76
21 79 Gregg Olson 1993 1.80
22 79 Juan Rincon 2005 3.04
23 79 Scott Radinsky 1994 0.00 DNP
24 79 Taylor Tankersley 2009 0.00 DNP
25 79 Rich Gossage 1978 2.75
26 79 Don Carman 1986 3.35
27 79 Bill Campbell 1975 4.31 DNP
28 78 Kyle McClellan 2010 2.39
29 78 Mark Littell 1979 2.40
30 78 Daniel Schlereth 2012 12.86
31 78 Alex Hinshaw 2009 12.00
32 78 Mike Schooler 1989 3.16
33 78 Manny Delcarmen 2008 3.39
34 78 Mark Wohlers 1996 3.49
35 77 John Franco 1987 2.85
36 77 Joba Chamberlain 2012 4.79
37 77 Bob Howry 2000 3.30
38 77 Danny Darwin 1982 3.94
39 76 Cody Allen 2015 3.38
40 76 Gary Wagner 1966 8.53
41 76 Brian Bruney 2008 1.83
42 76 Mel Rojas 1993 3.87
43 76 Antonio Osuna 1999 9.64
44 76 Jeff Reardon 1982 2.39
45 76 Jose Valverde 2004 5.16
46 76 Oscar Villarreal 2008 5.97
47 75 Kenny Rogers 1991 6.57
48 75 Mike Jackson 1991 3.35
49 75 Eric O'Flaherty 2011 1.22
50 75 Neftali Feliz 2014 1.99
51 75 Jim Poole 1992 8.10
52 75 Mike Koplove 2003 2.63
53 75 T.J. Mathews 1996 3.55
54 75 Lance McCullers 1990 3.83
55 75 Louis Coleman 2012 4.06
56 75 Jordan Walden 2014 3.06
57 75 Al Hrabosky 1976 4.15
58 75 Jack Baldschun 1963 3.01
59 75 Carlos Marmol 2009 3.53
60 75 Billy Koch 2001 5.06
61 74 Armando Benitez 1999 2.08
62 74 Boone Logan 2011 4.32
63 74 Matt Anderson 2003 6.56
64 74 Ray Narleski 1955 3.79
65 74 Henry Rodriguez 2013 4.91
66 74 David Aardsma 2008 5.92
67 74 Greg Harris 1990 2.68
68 74 Carlos Diaz 1984 5.71
69 74 Jesse Orosco 1983 2.21
70 74 Don Mossi 1955 3.20
71 74 David Robertson 2011 1.22
72 74 Ken Ryan 1995 5.51
73 74 Mike Holtz 1999 8.06
74 74 Dan McGinn 1970 6.06
75 74 Fred Lasher 1968 3.51
76 74 Victor Zambrano 2002 6.08
77 74 Darren Dreifort 1998 4.20
78 74 Jose Mijares 2011 5.69
79 74 B.J. Ryan 2002 4.84
80 73 Daniel Bard 2011 3.58
81 73 Lee Smith 1984 3.74
82 73 Terry Forster 1978 2.62
83 73 Darold Knowles 1968 2.40
84 73 Nolan Ryan 1973 3.12
85 73 Tom Johnson 1977 3.62
86 73 Mike Crudale 2003 3.48
87 73 Cy Acosta 1973 2.88
88 73 Brandon Morrow 2011 5.17
89 73 Dewey Robinson 1981 4.50
90 73 Bart Johnson 1976 4.90
91 73 Larry Sherry 1962 4.00 DNP
92 73 Carlos Villanueva 2010 4.61
93 73 Doug Bochtler 1997 5.22
94 73 Chris Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
95 73 Tom Niedenfuer 1986 3.94
96 73 Chuck Cary 1986 5.12
97 73 Jerry Dipoto 1994 8.04
98 73 Mike Stanton 1993 6.06
99 73 Kent Mercker 1994 3.69
100 73 Manny Corpas 2009 5.88

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Scale model lefty Tim Collins blew out his UCL last spring and underwent Tommy John surgery; you'll know he's returned this summer when you first hear someone mutter “how can someone that size throw that hard?”
2015 Collins struggled at the outset last season, losing April to an elbow strain (which beats losing her to a goof like Andy Dwyer), then struggling with his command before a June demotion. Tiny Tim righted the ship in Omaha, racking up strikeouts at the rate to which we have grown accustomed and pitching his way onto the postseason roster. Collins supplements his plus lefty velocity with a solid curve and changeup that allow him to be effective against opposite-side hitters. He issues too many free passes to be trusted in the late innings, but is a solid option in the sixth.
2014 For three seasons now, the Royals have tried to convince themselves that Collins is a true lefty specialist, even though there seemed to be evidence he could be effective against hitters from both sides of the plate. Even last summer, when he had his first real platoon split, the difference was primarily in BABIP. He relied more on his change than ever beforethrowing it over 20 percent of the timeand used it to his advantage against left-handed batters. But he missed fewer bats, threw fewer first pitch strikes and allowed more hits on contact than at any time during his career. His ineffectiveness apparently got him assigned to some sort of super-secret mission in September, as he went 10 consecutive games without an appearance.
2013 Collins added almost a full mile per hour to his heater and some lateral movement to his curve, yet improved his control and accelerated his strikeout rate to an elite level. Manager Ned Yost leaned heavily on his bullpen and Collins threw the second-most innings among the Royals relief corps. The workload didnt faze him: he added rather than lost velocity the final two months of the season. He was his most effective when pitching on no rest, striking out 24 batters and walking just one in such games. The Royals have tried to leverage a platoon split to their advantage with the lefty, but Collins has always been better against right-handed batters: they hit just .196/.293/.333 against him in 160 plate appearances last year.
2012 This diminutive left-hander uses a corkscrew delivery with a high leg kick to generate enough energy to bring heat in the low- to mid-90s. Against the odds, Collins proved himself at every level of the minors and opened the season as a set-up man in the Royals bullpen. Yost likes to play favorites in his bullpen and Collins was the managers pet early in the season, appearing in 28 of the Royals first 51 games. Yost backed off from June onward, but the heavy early workload appeared to exact a toll: Collins struggled with his control and finished with 24 walks over his final 37 innings of work. At times, he was the lone southpaw in the Royals bullpen, so he was miscast as a LOOGY, even though his splits versus lefites were worse. He finished with a 0.93 SO/BB ratio against said lefties. Collins can be a useful piece of the Royals bullpen puzzle, if they can figure out the best way to use him.
2011 Nobody was going to draft Collins out of high school, and he received no college offers, but J.P. Ricciardi signed him out of a tryout camp in his hometown. The southpaw put up silly numbers at the lower levels, but few could believe that a 5-foot-5 (and that might be kind) pitcher would ever be a match for big-league hitters. The fact that he switched teams twice in 2010 only highlights his appeal; now that he's proven himself at every level, he stands on the precipice of the majors. His ultra-quick arm action seems like the creation of special effects or camera tricks, and the fact that he can sit in the low 90s and touch 94 despite utilizing such short levers amazes all who see him in person. Collins also has a solid curve, a plus change, and a natural delivery that hides the ball. He's no longer a novelty act, and he's about to get some important late-inning outs for the Royals.
2010 Since being signed out of a try-out camp as a 17-year-old in 2007, this little lefty has struck out 13.1 men per nine innings in his two-plus minor league seasons. He doesnt do anything special to get those Ks, just whips in low-90s fastballs with good location, mixes them up with a solid curve, and hides the ball well in his delivery. It could be that no ones expecting major league-quality stuff from a Lilliputian (the height and weight above are surely rounded up), but whatever hes doing, its working. He even struck out 17 men in 12 2/3 Double-A innings after making the leap late last year. Its hard to imagine he can keep it up all the way into the majors, but the Jays owe it to Collins and themselves to find out.
2009 Signed as an undrafted 17-year-old in 2007, Tim Collins is another tiny lefty (5'7", 155 lbs) who utilizes a potent cocktail of pinpoint control, low-90s heat, a put-away curve, and two ounces of dry gin mixed with lemon juice and soda and served over ice.

BP Articles

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. RoyalsSam Miller2014-10-21
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On the Beat: Moore ProblemsJohn Perrotto2012-12-13
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Transaction Analysis Blog: The Jays Extend EscobarR.J. Anderson2011-06-21
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the BullpenMike Petriello2011-05-26
Royal Revolution: The Bullpen Youth MovementMike Petriello2011-05-18
Spitballing: Cracking the Scouting CodeJeremy Greenhouse2011-04-25
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Future Shock: Opening Day MadnessKevin Goldstein2011-04-08
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Prospectus Hit List: AL Pre-Season Hit ListTommy Bennett2011-03-28
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Future Shock: Organizational Ranking HaikusKevin Goldstein2011-03-02
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Right now who is ROY? Who finishes the season there?
(Kcroyalman from Kc)
I don't know, I guess Kimbrel and somebody? I'm seriously not that into awards, and I don't understand why people get worked up about them. If a guy wins or gets robbed, it doesn't change anything about the player himself, and I don't need the opinions of some BBWAA guys to validate how I feel about a guy. So whatever, give it Tim Collins and Jose Altuve as far as I'm concerned. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Braves Front Office have any regrets trading away Yunel Escobar who has been terrific since joining the Jays?
(Zooey from LA)
None. We root for Escobar because we want every trade we make to be win-win for both organizations involved. Alex Gonzalez helped us reach the playoffs last year with his Gold Glove defense and had a huge hit in Game 2 of the NLDS to tie the score. Gonzalez has helped us have a great season again in 2011. Escobar is an extremely talented player and we hope he does well in Toronto and, to his credit, he's shown his 2010 numbers in Atlanta were an aberration.

The interesting thing about that deal, which often goes unmentioned, is the second and third players we got in the trade. Tim Collins, who was used a couple of weeks later to help facilitate a trade for Kyle Farnsworth and Rick Ankiel, has spent the entire 2011 season in the Major Leagues as a left-handed reliever for the Kansas City Royals. The third player, Tyler Pastornicky, projects for us as an everyday shortstop and has hit .315 with 7 HR and 27 SB as a 21-year old in Triple-A. There was a lot more to that trade than just Escobar and Gonzalez. (John Coppolella)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Here's something that I think would be fun to see: Tim Collins pitching to Jose Altuve. Your thoughts?
(Chris from ChiTown)
One of our producers: Olivia likes to find "Adorable" moments in seasons. Her head & heart might explode. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concerns with usage patterns of the Royals bullpen, particularly young guys like Tim Collins?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Yes, and I think Brewers fans had those concerns about his bullpen usage, too. Apparently he finds favorites and rides them. I don't have any data or studies to quantify the level of concern, though. (Mike Fast)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, thanks for doing the chat! Isn't it fun watching Tim Collins pitch in the majors? If the Royals were to finally trade Soria, do you think he has a chance to inherit the closer role?
(adamsternum from Paris, France)
Bon Jour! I adore watching Tim Collins pitch, and everyone knows I'm a huge fun, but realistically, he's not a closer. Crow and Jeffress are far more likely to pitch the ninth down the road. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have a favorite prospect outside of the Royals top 10? Who will improve his stock the most in the coming year and who's stock could plummet?
(kcroyalsguy from KC)
Is Tim Collins considered top 10? I'm always drawn towards prospects like that. He'll find a role in the Majors. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Don't like midgets, huh? Thoughts on Tim Collins?
(tbr from AZ)
I really like him. He has fantastic arm speed. I think he could be a solid 7/8 guy at the major league level. Legit stuff. Very short. (Jason Parks)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)The O's didn't deal Luke Scott or J. Guthrie when their value might be at their highest. On the other hand, the two possess the qualities for which they would presumably seek in return -- power (Scott) and innings gobbler (Guthrie). Without knowing the tasty (or not so) they could have had in return, please comment on the logic of holding in this situation.
(Jay from Madison)
Perhaps in part to leave Buck Showalter with all of the club's better pieces still on the board, especially if there weren't any suitors making offers Andy MacPhail couldn't refuse. Change is inevitable, but giving time and direct experience with the players to a new skipper with as much experience as Showalter does in recasting a franchise doesn't seem like such a bad idea to me. If nobody was handing out primo goodies--and let's face it, if the best prospects moved at the deadline were Dan Hudson and Tim Collins, not many people were--standing pat with a pair of under-control veterans was defensible. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Tim Collins, the pitcher recently acquired by the Royals?
(Bbxpert from Kansas City)
It's hard not to share the enthusiasm for the little lefty. I liked the Royals/Braves trade for both teams, in that Collins could be an excellent southpaw set-up man for Joakim Soria, where the Braves have other young lefty relief talent they can rely on, and they could end up needing Ankiel or Farnsworth. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Best case upside for Tim Collins?
(Paul D from Toronto)
Loogy, maybe middle reliver. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell us what is up with Tim Collins? Legitimate stuff or is the fact that he is so small just throw off hitters?
(matt from wi)
It's the most amazing combination of weirdness and legitimacy. He's fascinating. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Tim Collins threw 4,503 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Change (84mph) and Curve (74mph).