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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
73.3 4.55 1.47 58 4 5 0 -0.1
Birth Date12-31-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsR
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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
2013 TBA 24 3 3 16.0 16.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 71 14 8 4 2 23 9 9 1 12 2.25 5.08 5.64 -0.8 -0.1
2014 TBA 25 5 3 23.7 18.7 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 97 19 7 7 1 25 10 10 0 13 2.66 3.88 4.81 0.7 0.1
Career8639.734.75.031002016833151134819191252.504.365.16-0.1-0.0

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
2007 DTB Rk 14 11 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 PRI Rk 12 11 46.3 6.00 65 .288 .263 .341 .392 .266 .352 92 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2009 HUD A- 15 15 76.0 3.67 109 .208 .248 .325 .348 .258 .267 93 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2010 BGR A 22 22 114.0 4.93 97 .254 .254 .333 .384 .256 .286 105 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2010 PCH A+ 1 1 4.0 0.95 177 .191 .256 .336 .358 .265 .000 94 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2010 ESC Wnt 5 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .071 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 PCH A+ 19 19 105.7 5.28 83 .225 .258 .323 .375 .252 .253 94 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 MNT AA 9 9 52.0 6.39 75 .240 .273 .342 .417 .259 .237 106 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 ESC Wnt 11 0 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MNT AA 14 14 75.0 4.04 113 .241 .256 .330 .384 .261 .332 105 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2012 DUR AAA 3 3 16.7 4.60 106 .215 .260 .328 .405 .252 .262 105 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 TBA MLB 3 3 16.0 5.64 60 .277 .255 .315 .383 .260 .255 93 -0.6 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 DUR AAA 14 14 70.3 4.01 118 .247 .253 .325 .383 .255 .301 108 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2014 TBA MLB 5 3 23.7 4.81 83 .223 .256 .313 .406 .265 .247 99 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2014 PCH A+ 3 3 11.0 2.87 136 .185 .248 .313 .354 .246 .241 97 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2014 DUR AAA 15 15 86.0 4.17 115 .237 .263 .328 .393 .251 .319 104 12.7 1.3 12.7 1.3

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
2007 DTB Rk 1 6 0 14 11 39.3 30 31 50 1 0% .312 6.9 7.1 0.2 11.5 1.55 2.98 0.0 0.0
2008 PRI Rk 0 5 0 12 11 46.3 50 26 52 5 47% .352 9.7 5.1 1.0 10.1 1.64 6.80 -3.2 -0.3
2009 HUD A- 7 4 0 15 15 76.0 46 32 94 0 56% .267 5.4 3.8 0.0 11.1 1.03 1.66 8.0 0.8
2010 ESC Wnt 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 1 3 4 0 0% .071 1.5 4.5 0.0 6.0 0.67 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 PCH A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 5 0 8 0 100% .000 11.2 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.25 2.25 3.1 0.3
2010 BGR A 6 6 0 22 22 114.0 98 45 118 14 48% .286 7.7 3.6 1.1 9.3 1.25 3.95 12.3 1.2
2011 ESC Wnt 2 1 1 11 0 11.7 10 8 14 0 0% .357 7.7 6.2 0.0 10.8 1.54 0.77 0.0 0.0
2011 MNT AA 3 4 0 9 9 52.0 41 28 31 5 43% .237 7.1 4.8 0.9 5.4 1.33 4.15 -0.9 -0.1
2011 PCH A+ 9 5 0 19 19 105.7 78 44 92 8 44% .253 6.6 3.7 0.7 7.8 1.15 3.66 0.1 0.0
2012 MNT AA 8 3 0 14 14 75.0 69 34 75 2 47% .332 8.3 4.1 0.2 9.0 1.37 3.48 10.8 1.1
2012 DUR AAA 0 1 0 3 3 16.7 12 9 15 1 44% .262 6.5 4.9 0.5 8.1 1.26 3.24 1.6 0.2
2013 TBA MLB 1 1 0 3 3 16.0 14 9 12 2 45% .255 7.9 5.1 1.1 6.8 1.44 2.25 -0.8 -0.1
2013 DUR AAA 4 6 0 14 14 70.3 63 29 72 5 42% .301 8.1 3.7 0.6 9.2 1.31 3.07 12.1 1.2
2014 DUR AAA 7 6 0 15 15 86.0 84 30 73 2 42% .319 8.8 3.1 0.2 7.6 1.33 3.77 12.7 1.3
2014 TBA MLB 2 0 0 5 3 23.7 19 10 13 1 41% .247 7.2 3.8 0.4 4.9 1.23 2.66 0.7 0.1
2014 PCH A+ 0 1 0 3 3 11.0 7 5 10 0 45% .241 5.7 4.1 0.0 8.2 1.09 1.64 3.0 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
2013 265 0.4830 0.4528 0.7583 0.6563 0.2628 0.8333 0.5833 0.2417
2014 385 0.4883 0.4675 0.8222 0.6702 0.2741 0.8889 0.6667 0.1778
Career6500.48610.46150.79610.66450.26950.86620.63270.2039

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-30 2013-10-09 60-DL 40 31 Right Elbow Strain - -
2013-06-29 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2012-08-14 2012-09-05 Minors 22 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-04-12 2012-05-26 Minors 44 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-07-28 2010-08-16 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $
2013 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 102 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14. Placed on restricted list 3/24/14 (50-game suspension for PED violation).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • Signed by Tampa Bay as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 3.5 2.3 0 38 5 81.0 65 32 67 8 .251 1.19 3.34 3.63 8.0 0.8
80o 3.4 2.3 0 38 5 74.6 64 31 61 8 .265 1.28 3.74 4.07 4.5 0.5
70o 3.3 2.4 0 38 5 70.1 63 31 58 8 .275 1.34 4.04 4.39 2.1 0.2
60o 3.3 2.4 0 38 5 66.3 63 31 55 8 .283 1.40 4.30 4.67 0.0 0.0
50o 3.2 2.4 0 38 5 62.9 62 30 52 7 .291 1.46 4.54 4.93 -1.9 -0.2
40o 3.1 2.5 0 38 5 59.5 61 30 49 7 .299 1.52 4.79 5.2 -3.8 -0.4
30o 3.1 2.5 0 38 5 56.0 59 29 46 7 .308 1.58 5.06 5.5 -6.0 -0.6
20o 3 2.6 0 38 5 52.0 58 28 43 7 .318 1.66 5.38 5.84 -8.3 -0.8
10o 2.8 2.7 0 38 5 46.6 55 27 38 7 .332 1.77 5.83 6.34 -11.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean3.22.4038562.36130517.2891.454.514.9-1.7-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 23% 14% 31% 44%

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
2015265406181039746861444.2771.384.364.748.44.07.51.20.2
20162764068911511046951344.2871.364.144.508.63.67.41.00.5
20172864067911410646951344.2841.343.964.318.43.67.51.00.8
201829530577969138811144.2881.354.064.418.63.67.61.00.5
201930530527878434721044.2881.364.134.498.73.57.41.00.4
202031430486817831651044.2871.354.164.528.73.57.31.10.3
20213243044675732959944.2871.374.184.548.83.57.11.10.3
20223343042570682756844.2871.354.124.488.73.57.21.00.3
20233432039565642653844.2881.384.184.548.83.67.31.10.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.95.98.32.11.51.319.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
2 92 Andre Rienzo 2013 5.46
3 91 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
4 91 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
5 91 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
6 90 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
7 90 Felipe Paulino 2009 6.63
8 90 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
9 90 James Houser 2010 20.25
10 90 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
11 89 Samuel Deduno 2009 0.00 DNP
12 89 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
13 89 J.D. Durbin 2007 6.75
14 89 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
15 89 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
16 89 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
17 88 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
18 88 Tom Koehler 2011 0.00 DNP
19 88 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
20 88 Tobi Stoner 2010 3.86
21 88 Jose Rosario 2011 0.00 DNP
22 88 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
23 88 Anthony Capra 2012 0.00 DNP
24 88 Esmerling Vasquez 2009 4.58
25 88 Hiram Burgos 2013 7.06
26 88 Nick Hagadone 2011 4.91
27 88 Joel Hanrahan 2007 6.18
28 88 Steven Hensley 2012 0.00 DNP
29 88 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
30 88 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
31 88 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
32 88 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
33 88 Daniel McCutchen 2008 0.00 DNP
34 87 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
35 87 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
36 87 Bruce Billings 2011 12.86
37 87 David Phelps 2012 3.43
38 87 Dustin Moseley 2007 4.40
39 87 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
40 87 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
41 87 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
42 87 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
43 87 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
44 87 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
45 87 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
46 87 Cesar Valdez 2010 8.55
47 87 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
48 87 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
49 87 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
50 87 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
51 87 Collin McHugh 2012 9.28
52 87 Tim Crabbe 2013 0.00 DNP
53 86 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
54 86 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
55 86 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
56 86 Sean Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
57 86 Amaury Rivas 2011 0.00 DNP
58 86 Alfredo Figaro 2010 7.98
59 86 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
60 86 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
61 86 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
62 86 Esmil Rogers 2011 7.08
63 86 Dellin Betances 2013 10.80
64 86 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
65 86 Chorye Spoone 2011 0.00 DNP
66 86 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
67 86 Adrian Alaniz 2009 0.00 DNP
68 86 Josh Butler 2010 0.00 DNP
69 86 Dustin McGowan 2007 4.24
70 86 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
71 86 David Hale 2013 0.82
72 85 Evan Reed 2011 0.00 DNP
73 85 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
74 85 Drew Naylor 2011 0.00 DNP
75 85 Tyler Norrick 2009 0.00 DNP
76 85 Chris Cody 2009 0.00 DNP
77 85 Jason Hirsh 2007 5.05
78 85 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
79 85 Jesse English 2010 3.86
80 85 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
81 85 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
82 85 Thad Weber 2010 0.00 DNP
83 85 Wes Musick 2012 0.00 DNP
84 85 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
85 85 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
86 85 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
87 85 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
88 85 Andrew Bailey 2009 1.94
89 85 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
90 85 Brett Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
91 85 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
92 85 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
93 85 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
94 85 Matt Buschmann 2009 0.00 DNP
95 85 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
96 85 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
97 85 Eric Niesen 2011 0.00 DNP
98 85 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
99 85 Ryan Mattheus 2009 0.00 DNP
100 85 Brett Lorin 2012 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .258 .395 .290 .300
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .273 .467 .253
18 Split (Multi) .058 .122 -.176 .047
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .258 .395 .290 .300
31 vs R (2013) .200 .273 .467 .253
38 Split (2013) .058 .122 -.176 .047
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 Sort of the mirror-Alex to his lefty counterpart Torres, Colome racks up lots of strikeouts and walks, although not quite to Torres's extreme. He's an old 24, having started his career in 2007 as a free agent, and has already thrown more than 500 innings in the minors. Last year, he earned a late-season promotion to Triple-A but was shut down after three starts with a shoulder injury. He had also missed most of April and May in Double-A with an abdomen strain. Assuming he's healthy, the Rays are likely to send him back to Durham and hope that he'll harness his lively 92-94 mph fastball and sharp curve—and that last year's injuries don't foretell a physical breakdown.
2012 There are many jokes made about middle-child syndrome as the parental units focus on the oldest and youngest while neglecting the child in the middle. Colome could be one of the best arms in many of the organizations in baseball but with the Rays, he has to fight for attention with ten or more siblings that are all trying to impress the minor league operations staff as well as Andrew Friedman. Colome split time between High A and Double-A but struggled with his control as he walked 72 batters in just under 158 innings of work. He held lefties to a 603 OPS while righties were 100 points higher on the season but with all of the talent in front of him, the Rays can afford to be patient with his arm and his potential.
2011 This live-armed Dominican is the nephew of Jesus Colome, but don't hold that against him. He's a bit raw, but he's got "big boy stuff," as one Rays official describes it: an explosive mid-90s fastball, a tight curveball that has the makings of a plus pitch, and a changeup that is showing progress. His introduction to full-season ball was uneven, with a 1.92 ERA and 0.5 home runs allowed per nine innings pitched (HR/9) through his first 10 starts, but a 5.66 ERA and 1.6 HR/9 the rest of the way. He lost some time to a clavicle injury, though he did close with a flourish in his High-A debut. The Rays still view Colome as having the upside of a front-line starter, but some see him as bullpen-bound if he can't polish his approach.
2010 The nephew of former Devil Rays headache Jesus Colome rebounded from a disappointing stateside debut to take a major step forward in 2009. He dominated hitters in the short-season New York-Penn League, topping the circuit in strikeouts while ranking second in ERA; batters hit just .174/.274/.224 against him. Colome's electric arsenal features a 92-94 mph fastball that can touch 96 as well as a late-biting curveball; his change-up is still a work in progress. His upside is as a front-line starter; he'll take the next step towards that goal at Bowling Green.

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
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This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: What Can Yoon Do for You?Daniel Rathman2014-02-04
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-20
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a dynasty/points team how would you rank these guys these in 2015 which would you keep if one had to go? Jarred Cosart, McHugh, Marco Gonzales, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Alex Colome, Daniel Norris Mark Appel,
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I'd cut Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys going to wind up more than back-end fodder? Sean Nolin, Robbie Erlin, Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Oberholtzer, Holmberg, Taylor Jordan, Maurer, Enny Romero, Alex Colome.
(TheKernel from Pasadena)
Don't sleep on Enny Romero. I think there is a better chance of him providing impact in the bullpen, but I've been working on the Rays system lately and scouts really like this kid's stuff; I've seen it several times myself, so I can definitely appreciate a mid-90s FB and hard breaking ball from a southpaw. The command concerns, but if he can develop into an effectively wild type, he has the stuff to pitch above the middle-of-a-rotation. Projection is #2/3 type, but I think a late-innings arm is the realistic role. (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Between Alex Colome, Jake Odorizzi, and Enny Romero who has the best chance to make the ML rotation this year?
(Reed from OKC)
Odorizzi, but in terms of ceiling, I'd take both Romero and Colome. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)How much have you seen of Alex Colome? Do you think he could fill a rotation slot if David Price is traded or should the Rays transition him to the pen?
(Jack from FL)
I really like Colome. He has a starter's repertoire and the mechanics to profile in the rotation. The only question is pitch command, as his timing and momentum can be inconsistent at times. The Rays have the luxury of pitching depth, so they can be patient as Colome refines his game. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, please list a few pitchers that could have that Kris Medlen like run in the 2nd half. And maybe some bullpen arms that if they move into a starting role, could have real value in mixed leagues. Oh and hello Curtis!
(andtinez from Houston)
Franklin Morales (Rubby or Webster, too, but neither is currently in their pen) and Tony Cingrani (obv, but he fits the model now) are currently in pens. Guys who could just make a big run who aren't currently in a rotation: Erasmo Ramirez, Trevor Rosenthal (prob more 2014 if he's gonna be an SP again), Alex Colome, and Tim Stauffer. http://pauls.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/hiandrew.jpg (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've previously mentioned Chris Arhcer, Alex Colome and Alex Torres as "tweener" types whose future in the major leagues are late-inning relievers. Now that all three have made major league starts with improved secondary offerings, has your view on their ML future changed in any way?
(Mark from DC)
Well, Archer is a starting pitcher for me, a 2/3 type who's probably more of a no. 3 because of the command. The stuff is top of the line, though. There's always that chance he ends up in the bullpen because of the two wipeout pitches, but I do believe in Archer as a starter. Colome and Torres are still relievers for me, but they can be good ones. Whatever the Rays have done with Torres is working, as most scouts I was speaking to had written him off by the end of last season. It's a plus fastball and it's an absolutely nasty changeup. An Alex Torres throwing strikes is a good big league reliever. I'll give Colome a slight more chance to start, but still think that's a seventh- or eighth-inning type of arm. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Chris Archer getting so much more love than his teammate Jake Odorizzi? Odorizzi is younger and pitching better at the same level. Sure, Archer has that slider, but when it comes to getting that next rotation spot, shouldn't results matter? And age vs level? It's not like Odorizzi is a scrub.
(Apats from Parts Unknown)
Odorizzi is a solid prospect as well, no doubt. We're not talking about polished versus raw here, though, since Odorizzi needs to work on his command as well. It's hard to draw conclusions based solely on minor-league stats, especially with pitchers. If Archer is working on his changeup and command and pitching worse than he would otherwise how much do you hold that against him? I don't know the answer, just throwing it out there. (That Durham rotation also features a resurgent Alex Torres and a reworked Alex Colome.) (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would Alex Colome have a better shot to stick in the rotation and get more buzz in an org that wasn't so deep in pitching? Back end of the bullpen arm or just a 7th/8th guy at best?
(Jon from Fla)
I think he's a 7/8 type, but that's not a bad thing. I don't see him as a long-term starter. I'm sure he would get more buzz in a weaker system or an org that promotes arms more aggressively. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Alex Colome has thrown 649 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (79mph) and Sinker (95mph).