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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 471 20 32 1 285 3.82 2.3
Birth Date3-6-1986
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsL
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
2007 WAS 21 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.18 1.53 0.5 0.0
2009 WAS 23 15 14 75.7 73.7 2.0 1 6 0 0 4 0 341 87 43 42 3 122 33 30 2 43 5.00 3.82 4.13 10.0 1.0
2010 WAS 24 8 5 29.7 23.7 6.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 135 34 22 14 5 54 14 13 1 17 4.25 5.67 5.99 -2.4 -0.3
2011 WAS 25 15 10 66.0 56.0 10.0 4 5 0 0 5 0 277 63 26 22 7 94 20 18 3 41 3.00 4.18 4.51 2.2 0.1
2012 WAS 26 33 27 164.3 151.0 13.3 10 8 0 0 12 1 686 149 75 62 15 233 52 52 5 105 3.40 4.09 4.82 6.5 0.5
2013 WAS 27 13 13 71.3 71.3 0.0 2 7 0 0 6 0 316 92 37 32 5 133 14 12 5 39 4.04 3.64 3.79 9.0 0.8
2014 WAS 28 47 0 63.0 0.0 63.0 2 3 1 1 0 0 274 68 34 28 5 93 21 17 5 39 4.00 4.13 4.75 0.0 0.1
Career13269471.0375.795.3203211281203349323720040729154142212853.824.094.5625.82.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 WAS MLB 1 0 1.0 1.53 169 .192 .289 .352 .438 .273 .000 101 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2007 POT A+ 5 4 21.3 5.58 83 .293 .263 .334 .376 .253 .351 99 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2007 NAT Rk 4 4 12.0 4.66 57 .261 .272 .369 .383 .283 .323 60 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2008 POT A+ 26 26 124.0 4.62 97 .279 .260 .336 .402 .265 .348 95 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2008 PES Wnt 9 0 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 WAS MLB 15 14 75.7 4.13 106 .265 .258 .322 .409 .256 .323 98 11.2 1.1 10.0 1.0
2009 HAR AA 6 6 27.3 4.36 102 .286 .253 .333 .393 .265 .321 100 3.8 0.4 3.2 0.4
2009 SYR AAA 10 10 49.3 4.05 118 .261 .260 .329 .391 .247 .346 110 9.5 0.9 10.4 1.2
2010 WAS MLB 8 5 29.7 5.99 54 .312 .252 .312 .395 .260 .296 93 -1.5 -0.2 -2.4 -0.3
2010 POT A+ 2 2 6.0 4.44 107 .252 .270 .352 .391 .259 .294 106 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 HAR AA 7 7 32.7 3.15 133 .253 .252 .325 .377 .251 .374 103 9.9 1.0 12.1 1.3
2010 SYR AAA 1 1 5.0 4.71 106 .199 .255 .323 .368 .239 .333 106 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2011 WAS MLB 15 10 66.0 4.51 91 .259 .254 .314 .395 .261 .272 99 2.4 0.3 2.2 0.1
2011 SYR AAA 16 16 87.3 4.43 104 .254 .255 .323 .394 .254 .336 95 6.3 0.6 6.9 0.8
2012 WAS MLB 33 27 164.3 4.82 88 .247 .248 .309 .394 .256 .263 100 7.7 0.8 6.5 0.5
2013 WAS MLB 13 13 71.3 3.79 109 .284 .248 .309 .384 .252 .344 104 9.6 1.0 9.0 0.8
2013 POT A+ 1 1 3.7 1.96 163 .265 .252 .328 .380 .252 .500 112 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2013 USA int 1 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .100 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 WAS MLB 47 0 63.0 4.75 80 .278 .246 .308 .373 .259 .309 99 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.1

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 POT A+ 2 2 0 5 4 21.3 27 9 13 1 51% .351 11.4 3.8 0.4 5.5 1.69 4.23 0.5 0.0
2007 NAT Rk 0 0 0 4 4 12.0 11 3 15 1 47% .323 8.2 2.2 0.8 11.2 1.17 2.25 2.1 0.2
2007 WAS MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 67% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.0
2008 PES Wnt 0 0 0 9 0 11.7 16 4 7 2 0% .359 12.3 3.1 1.5 5.4 1.71 4.62 0.0 0.0
2008 POT A+ 8 8 0 26 26 124.0 140 57 114 8 55% .348 10.2 4.1 0.6 8.3 1.59 4.86 15.2 1.5
2009 WAS MLB 1 6 0 15 14 75.7 87 33 43 3 45% .323 10.3 3.9 0.4 5.1 1.59 5.00 10.0 1.0
2009 SYR AAA 4 2 0 10 10 49.3 56 20 42 2 51% .346 10.2 3.7 0.4 7.7 1.54 3.10 10.4 1.2
2009 HAR AA 0 3 0 6 6 27.3 28 10 28 2 49% .321 9.2 3.3 0.7 9.2 1.39 2.97 3.2 0.4
2010 HAR AA 2 2 0 7 7 32.7 38 7 31 1 46% .374 10.5 1.9 0.3 8.5 1.38 2.48 12.1 1.3
2010 SYR AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 1 2 0 80% .333 9.0 1.8 0.0 3.6 1.20 1.80 0.5 0.0
2010 WAS MLB 1 3 0 8 5 29.7 34 14 17 5 44% .296 10.3 4.2 1.5 5.2 1.62 4.25 -2.4 -0.3
2010 POT A+ 0 0 0 2 2 6.0 6 1 6 1 67% .294 9.0 1.5 1.5 9.0 1.17 1.50 1.1 0.1
2011 SYR AAA 6 6 0 16 16 87.3 98 32 63 4 54% .336 10.1 3.3 0.4 6.5 1.49 4.53 6.9 0.8
2011 WAS MLB 4 5 0 15 10 66.0 63 20 41 7 46% .272 8.6 2.7 1.0 5.6 1.26 3.00 2.2 0.1
2012 WAS MLB 10 8 0 33 27 164.3 149 52 105 15 52% .263 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.8 1.22 3.40 6.5 0.5
2013 USA int 0 0 1 1 0 4.0 1 1 3 0 0% .100 2.2 2.2 0.0 6.8 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2013 POT A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.7 7 0 4 0 71% .500 17.2 0.0 0.0 9.8 1.91 2.45 2.2 0.2
2013 WAS MLB 2 7 0 13 13 71.3 92 14 39 5 48% .344 11.6 1.8 0.6 4.9 1.49 4.04 9.0 0.8
2014 WAS MLB 2 3 1 47 0 63.0 68 21 39 5 47% .309 9.7 3.0 0.7 5.6 1.41 4.00 0.0 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
2009 1206 0.4900 0.4469 0.8590 0.5956 0.3041 0.9034 0.7754 0.1391
2010 493 0.4888 0.4178 0.8544 0.5726 0.2698 0.9058 0.7500 0.1408
2011 974 0.5113 0.4661 0.8612 0.6627 0.2605 0.9364 0.6613 0.1366
2012 2541 0.5041 0.4758 0.8437 0.6550 0.2937 0.8903 0.7378 0.1538
2013 1108 0.5099 0.5072 0.8665 0.6796 0.3278 0.9167 0.7584 0.1299
2014 1022 0.4863 0.5010 0.8574 0.6982 0.3143 0.9107 0.7455 0.1387
Career73440.50010.47410.85460.65050.29740.90640.73880.1425

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-04 2013-09-30 60-DL 88 78 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disk - -
2013-06-29 2013-07-03 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-05-16 2013-06-13 15-DL 28 24 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-08-06 2010-09-07 15-DL 32 29 Right Hip Strain -
2010-03-26 2010-06-21 60-DL 87 70 Right Hip Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2010-02-15
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2010-02-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TEX $
2014 WAS $3,000,000
2013 WAS $2,337,500
2012 WAS $485,000
2010 WAS $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,222,500
2011Current$3,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$6,222,500
5 yrTotal$6,222,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 2 dJeff Berry1 year/$3M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $50,000 for 180 innings pitched. Acquired by Texas in trade from Washington 12/11/14.
  • 1 year/$2.3375M (2013). Re-signed by Washington 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Washington 9/4/07. Signed by Washington 1/11/08.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (1-6) (Missouri State). Signed 7/6/07, $2.15M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)#Diesel Thanks for having this chat and terrific work on the Top Prospect lists. What are your thoughts on Chris Bostick and Abel De Los Santos, the 2 prospects involved in the Ross Detwiler deal? Also, why did BP favor Henry Owens over the biggest sleeper prospect in the minors, Manuel Margot?
(NatsGM from Maryland)
Thank you sir!

As for your first question, the esteemed Tucker Blair summed up the two prospects nicely in this Transaction Analysis: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=25201

As for your second question, there was some thought given to placing Margot ahead of Owens in Boston's top 10. There was some support for it within the team and I toyed with it. However, there's still enough of a gap with the bat despite what he showed in the first tour in the Carolina League and Owens can end up a solid mid-rotational starter in this view. Based on the snap shot in time, Owens was ahead by a little bit of margin. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who is winning the Nats 5th starter job? I already have Roark on my team, not sure if I should get Jordan.
(dshemie8 from Montreal)
Ross Detwiler has looked good in camp and is out of options so it's probably going to be him to start the year. If you can stash Roark and Jordan in deep enough leagues, do so (I think Detwiler's ceiling is limited) but if you're looking for help now, look elsewhere. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Ross Detwiler? I keep seeing he throws one of the hardest fastballs in MLB for a lefty, yet he doesn't rack up many K's? What is holding him back from jumping to the next level, or his is secondary stuff simply not that good?
(Shawn from CT)
Detwiler does throw hard for a lefty (91-95 mph), but the Nats palce an emphasis on efficient at bats and generating weak contact. Detwiler might be able to up the K rate if that was his singular goal, although his slow curve does not have the bite that one would like from a wipeout pitch, and he is probably best served by going with his current approach. The same is true of Jordan Zimmermann, who could almost certainly up the K rate with a change of approach, but his other ratios could very well suffer.

On the jukebox: Cream, "White Room" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Ross Detwiler improving on last year's minor breakout? As #5 guy in a strong rotation, do you think he could perform up to the level of a true #3 or even a #2?
(CharlieHodge from MetsNation)
Not really - I think last year was pretty good representation of what he could be. There's nothing wrong with solid ratios and a strikeout rate which could touch 16%. (Bret Sayre)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)I doubt that having added Harent that the Nats would be interested in trading for Shields or Hellickson. Just my 2.
(comish4lif from A Secure DoD Facility)
That's a good point, comish4lif, and it may throw a wrench into talks with the Rays. That said, Ross Detwiler was essentially a replacement-level pitcher last year, according to our metrics (0.1 WARP), and if the Nats can upgrade that spot in the rotation without losing a key piece of their 2013 puzzle, I think they would consider it. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)You a Ross Detwiler believer?
(Hogie from DC)
Within reason, sure. He's cut the home runs and improved the strikeout rate considerably over the past two years, and while some of his success has to do with low BABIPs (.269 this year), he's improved his groundball rate above 50 percent and should be able to survive some regression in terms of defensive support. He has handled being moved back and forth between rotation and bullpen pretty well, something that could come in handy if the Nats deal for a starter sooner rather than later to help withstand Strasburg's innings limit. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Nationals find themselves in a position that would be a little uncomfortable if it didn't contrast so favorably with any decision they have had the past 7 years. Chien-Ming Wang is going to come back from the DL, and find Ross Detwiler in his spot with a 3-1 record and 1.59 ERA. Strasburg, Gonzalez and Zimmermann aren't going anywhere, and Edwin Jackson is only having a lesser year by comparison. We are told Wang can't pitch out of the bullpen. What can Mike Rizzo do?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Not pitch Chien-Ming Wang? I'm not sure Chien-Ming Wang's health is any more relevant to the Nationals right now than, like, Dick Cheney's health. (Sam Miller)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina: The Baltimore Sun reports the O's have signed Matusz. Probably inevitable, but good news. what do you see in his future, and how long before he's pitching in Camden yards?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Hi Tom, that would be good news for the Orioles, obviously; I expect he'll move up fast, since I think he's generally as having more upside than, say, Ross Detwiler did last year. But as Detwiler or Ricky Romero reflect, as much as these things make sense on draft day, reality has a way of being rude to some. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Kevin... what's going on with Ross Detwiler?
(lpiklor from Chicago)
Nothing good. Scouts say he's pretty much nothing like the pitcher he was at college. It's a bit of a mystery but he's been awful. Speaking of awful 2007 first-round pitchers -- reviews of Pittsburgh's Daniel Moskos have been downright embarassing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Ross Detwiler has thrown 7,459 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph) and Splitter (88mph).