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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-10-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.92011
0.72012
0.02013
-0.42014
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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 24 57 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 4 4 0 7 0 0 266 55 20 19 8 89 31 29 0 65 2.76 4.14 4.10 8.2 0.9
2012 KCA 25 73 0 64.7 0.0 64.7 3 1 2 6 0 0 260 54 27 25 4 71 22 20 1 65 3.48 2.91 3.95 7.0 0.7
2013 KCA 26 57 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 7 5 1 3 0 0 210 49 19 18 6 77 22 19 2 44 3.38 4.37 4.44 0.2 0.0
2014 KCA 27 48 0 44.3 0.0 44.3 5 1 2 3 0 0 180 37 19 15 7 67 17 16 0 25 3.05 5.23 6.25 -4.3 -0.5
Career2350219.00.0219.0191151900916195857725304928431993.164.054.5411.11.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 gcr Wnt 4 4 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 WIL A+ 7 7 44.0 4.81 101 .258 .263 .338 .382 .250 .378 108 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 NWA AA 22 22 119.3 6.43 65 .271 .256 .331 .383 .259 .315 106 -8.2 -0.8 -8.2 -0.8
2011 KCA MLB 57 0 62.0 4.10 116 .247 .260 .323 .413 .263 .290 110 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2012 KCA MLB 73 0 64.7 3.95 113 .219 .259 .321 .422 .264 .298 103 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2013 KCA MLB 57 0 48.0 4.44 97 .285 .254 .319 .401 .267 .316 100 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 48 0 44.3 6.25 59 .252 .257 .316 .405 .260 .229 105 -4.3 -0.5 -4.3 -0.5

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
2009 gcr Wnt 0 2 0 4 4 15.3 17 2 12 2 0% .312 10.0 1.2 1.2 7.1 1.24 5.88 0.0 0.0
2010 WIL A+ 2 3 0 7 7 44.0 51 6 53 6 54% .378 10.4 1.2 1.2 10.8 1.30 5.93 3.7 0.4
2010 NWA AA 7 7 0 22 22 119.3 130 59 90 13 64% .315 9.8 4.5 1.0 6.8 1.58 5.66 -8.2 -0.8
2011 KCA MLB 4 4 0 57 0 62.0 55 31 65 8 53% .290 8.0 4.5 1.2 9.4 1.39 2.76 8.2 0.9
2012 KCA MLB 3 1 2 73 0 64.7 54 22 65 4 53% .298 7.5 3.1 0.6 9.0 1.18 3.48 7.0 0.7
2013 KCA MLB 7 5 1 57 0 48.0 49 22 44 6 51% .316 9.2 4.1 1.1 8.2 1.48 3.38 0.2 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 5 1 2 48 0 44.3 37 17 25 7 49% .229 7.5 3.5 1.4 5.1 1.22 3.05 -4.3 -0.5

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 1014 0.4596 0.4379 0.7230 0.6094 0.2920 0.8592 0.4813 0.2770
2012 953 0.4848 0.4533 0.6991 0.5996 0.3157 0.8773 0.3806 0.3009
2013 795 0.4818 0.4610 0.7650 0.6475 0.2864 0.8952 0.4915 0.2350
2014 654 0.5076 0.4434 0.8172 0.5964 0.2857 0.9545 0.5217 0.1828
Career34160.4810.44860.74410.6130.29610.89090.46330.2559

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-11 2011-07-14 DTD 3 0 - General Medical Illness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $1,475,000
2013 KCA $1,280,000
2012 KCA $1,600,000
2011 KCA $1,400,000
2010 KCA $900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,180,000
2011Current$1,475,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$6,655,000
5 yrTotal$6,655,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 0 dHendricks Sports1 year/$1.475M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City (avoided arbitration, $1.7M-$1.28M). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$1.28M (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13.
  • 3 years/$3M (2010-12). Signed Major League contract with Kansas City 9/18/09. $1.5M signing bonus. Estimated salaries: 10:$0.4M, 11:$0.5M, 12:$0.6M. Salaries may increase based on when Crow is promoted to Major Leagues, with total value of contract increasing to as much as $4.5M.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2009 (1-12) (Fort Worth of independent American Association). Drafted by Washington 2008 (1-9) (Missouri). Did not sign.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .329 .450 .285
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .330 .323 .235
18 Split (Multi) -.001 -.001 .128 .050
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .264 .340 .506 .301
31 vs R (2013) .277 .361 .351 .260
38 Split (2013) -.012 -.021 .155 .042
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)We in Canada have only been drafting Rule IV guys right after their June draft since 2009. That was the Dustin Ackley - Aaron Crow class in the American League. We've been drafting about 3 or 4 of them every June's first round ever since. It is too soon to say how many of them were a worthwhile pick. If Bryon Buxton turns out as good as expected that will make up for a long list of duds who didn't bring significant value. With your experience, can you quantify how worthwhile it has been to jump on these top picks right away?
(John Carter from T.O.)
Since so many of the superstars in Scoresheet are first acquired in the supplemental that follows the MLB rule IV draft, we advocate grabbing as many of those lottery tickets as possible. You can keep the superstars indefinitely, so you don't have to be successful too often for it to be worthwhile taking those chances with supplemental picks. In some leagues, it's the only way you're going to end up with a player of that caliber, like Strasburg, Harper, Longoria, Tulowitzki, etc. In almost leagues, it's a great way to build up your keepers. We once said that in general you should trade for keepers and draft for depth, and the ability to pick up these potential superstars in a supplemental draft is the most obvious exception to that particular phrase. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Aaron Crow has thrown 3,988 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph).