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Birth Date8-21-1989
Height5' 7"
Weight170 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.52011
1.12012
0.42013
-0.12014
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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 KCA 21 68 0 67.0 0.0 67.0 4 4 0 1 0 0 295 52 28 27 5 80 48 46 2 60 3.63 4.48 4.66 4.6 0.5
2012 KCA 22 72 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 5 4 0 5 0 0 295 55 29 26 8 97 34 26 2 93 3.36 3.42 3.71 10.0 1.1
2013 KCA 23 66 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 3 6 0 5 0 0 233 49 26 21 3 69 28 27 0 52 3.54 3.43 4.18 3.7 0.4
2014 KCA 24 19 0 18.3 0.0 18.3 0 3 0 1 0 0 80 17 8 8 1 22 10 10 2 10 3.93 4.74 5.13 -1.0 -0.1
Career2250208.30.0208.312170120090317391821726812010962153.543.884.2517.41.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 BLJ Rk 7 0 6.0 4.66 96 .223 .261 .335 .361 .265 .400 97 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 LNS A 39 0 68.3 3.16 122 .190 .251 .326 .361 .260 .246 96 12.6 1.3 12.6 1.3
2009 DUN A+ 40 0 64.7 2.67 137 .211 .253 .321 .359 .252 .326 105 17.3 1.8 17.3 1.8
2009 NHP AA 9 0 12.7 3.54 107 .287 .264 .335 .392 .269 .355 87 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2010 MIS AA 6 0 8.0 2.86 134 .179 .265 .347 .407 .275 .273 96 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2010 NHP AA 35 0 43.0 2.69 146 .198 .256 .334 .398 .255 .295 109 14.0 1.4 14.0 1.4
2010 OMA AAA 15 0 20.3 3.06 136 .165 .275 .348 .441 .274 .180 91 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2011 KCA MLB 68 0 67.0 4.66 104 .241 .256 .321 .402 .261 .261 109 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2012 KCA MLB 72 0 69.7 3.71 118 .252 .254 .321 .406 .262 .297 102 9.2 1.0 10.0 1.1
2013 KCA MLB 66 0 53.3 4.18 103 .259 .260 .328 .410 .272 .307 100 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2013 USA int 2 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 19 0 18.3 5.13 80 .285 .257 .313 .395 .258 .281 102 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 OMA AAA 23 1 42.3 4.08 119 .204 .263 .328 .411 .261 .233 98 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6

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
2007 BLJ Rk 0 0 0 7 0 6.0 6 2 7 0 40% .400 9.0 3.0 0.0 10.5 1.33 4.50 0.4 0.0
2008 LNS A 4 2 14 39 0 68.3 36 32 98 3 53% .246 4.7 4.2 0.4 12.9 1.00 1.58 12.6 1.3
2009 DUN A+ 7 4 3 40 0 64.7 47 28 99 2 44% .326 6.5 3.9 0.3 13.8 1.16 2.36 17.3 1.8
2009 NHP AA 2 3 0 9 0 12.7 12 7 17 1 34% .355 8.5 5.0 0.7 12.0 1.50 5.67 1.6 0.2
2010 OMA AAA 2 1 4 15 0 20.3 9 8 21 0 36% .180 4.0 3.5 0.0 9.3 0.84 1.33 5.1 0.5
2010 MIS AA 0 0 2 6 0 8.0 4 3 14 1 33% .273 4.5 3.4 1.1 15.8 0.88 1.12 1.7 0.2
2010 NHP AA 1 0 9 35 0 43.0 27 16 73 4 38% .295 5.7 3.3 0.8 15.3 1.00 2.51 14.0 1.4
2011 KCA MLB 4 4 0 68 0 67.0 52 48 60 5 42% .261 7.0 6.4 0.7 8.1 1.49 3.63 4.6 0.5
2012 KCA MLB 5 4 0 72 0 69.7 55 34 93 8 43% .297 7.1 4.4 1.0 12.0 1.28 3.36 10.0 1.1
2013 USA int 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 0% .500 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 4.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 3 6 0 66 0 53.3 49 28 52 3 40% .307 8.3 4.7 0.5 8.8 1.44 3.54 3.7 0.4
2014 OMA AAA 2 1 3 23 1 42.3 26 16 56 6 41% .233 5.5 3.4 1.3 11.9 0.99 2.76 6.2 0.6
2014 KCA MLB 0 3 0 19 0 18.3 17 10 10 1 43% .281 8.3 4.9 0.5 4.9 1.47 3.93 -1.0 -0.1

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 1228 0.4666 0.4026 0.7652 0.6021 0.2275 0.8116 0.6577 0.2348
2012 1205 0.5154 0.4311 0.7013 0.6200 0.2295 0.7506 0.5597 0.2967
2013 959 0.5151 0.4348 0.7842 0.6235 0.2344 0.8117 0.7064 0.2158
2014 333 0.4895 0.4307 0.8741 0.6135 0.2529 0.9100 0.7907 0.1189
Career37250.49690.42260.75920.61440.23220.80070.65040.2396

Injury History

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
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $1,362,500
2013 KCA $534,500
2012 KCA $495,725
2011 KCA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,444,225
2011Current$1,362,500
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,806,725
4 yrTotal$2,806,725

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 0 dOctagon1 year/$1.3625M (2014)

Details
  • 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.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .220 .325 .362 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .239 .333 .346 .245
18 Split (Multi) -.019 -.008 .016 .015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .212 .304 .333 .248
31 vs R (2013) .275 .362 .353 .258
38 Split (2013) -.062 -.058 -.020 -.010
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Kansas City RoyalsPaul Sporer2013-11-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Kansas City RoyalsCraig Goldstein2013-11-25
On the Beat: Moore ProblemsJohn Perrotto2012-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City RoyalsSteven Goldman2011-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City RoyalsESPN Insider2011-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City RoyalsKevin Goldstein2011-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 10 Favorite Prospects of 2011Kevin Goldstein2011-09-06
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Jays Extend EscobarR.J. Anderson2011-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL: Sox Hanging OnTommy Bennett2011-06-20
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
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the BullpenMike Petriello2011-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 18Kevin Goldstein2011-04-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The Road to Hellickson Is Paved With Good IntentionsMarc Normandin2011-04-18
Future Shock: Opening Day MadnessKevin Goldstein2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: AL Bullpen BlowoutJay Jaffe2011-04-08
Prospectus Hit List: AL Pre-Season Hit ListTommy Bennett2011-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2011-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Spring SurprisesJohn Perrotto2011-03-25
BP Unfiltered: Rule 5 Lefties Find New HomesR.J. Anderson2011-03-13
Future Shock: Organizational Ranking HaikusKevin Goldstein2011-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: PECOTA Projected BargainsJason Collette2011-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Greinke TradeChristina Kahrl2010-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Kansas City RoyalsJohn Perrotto2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: AL EastKevin Goldstein2010-09-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: September 1 Call-Ups to WatchMike Petriello2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ladies And Gents: Your 2013 Kansas City RoyalsKevin Goldstein2010-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: Astros, Royals, PiratesKevin Goldstein2010-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
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BP Podcast: Episode 9.0: A Delicious Casserole Of FunKevin Goldstein2010-07-21
The Week in Quotes: July 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going GonzoKevin Goldstein2010-07-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 23Kevin Goldstein2010-06-24
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Future Shock: Minor League NotebookKevin Goldstein2009-04-24
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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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Tim Collins has thrown 4,266 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 Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (74mph), also mixing in a Change (84mph).