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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
34.7 4.49 1.38 27 2 2 0 0.1
Birth Date5-13-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.62010
-0.02011
-0.02012
2013
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
2010 LAN 24 18 18 100.0 100.0 0.0 4 10 0 0 9 0 430 105 63 61 12 174 40 38 2 76 5.49 4.41 5.28 -3.4 -0.6
2011 LAN 25 5 1 12.7 5.7 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 56 12 6 6 2 22 7 6 0 13 4.26 4.65 4.85 -0.3 -0.0
2012 LAN 26 2 0 2.7 0.0 2.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 19 6 6 6 0 7 4 2 1 3 20.25 6.51 5.60 -0.4 -0.0
Career2519115.3105.79.7413009050512375731420351463925.704.485.24-4.2-0.7

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 GRF Rk 13 12 56.0 5.31 95 .245 .274 .345 .409 .265 .331 103 9.0 0.8 9.0 0.8
2008 WNS A+ 27 27 145.3 5.48 87 .256 .259 .336 .395 .263 .302 103 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2009 BIR AA 27 27 156.3 4.47 88 .248 .254 .334 .373 .264 .291 90 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2010 LAN MLB 18 18 100.0 5.28 62 .298 .253 .316 .398 .261 .310 87 -3.2 -0.3 -3.4 -0.6
2010 ABQ AAA 13 13 68.0 5.75 102 .253 .260 .330 .404 .256 .299 118 9.3 0.9 7.9 0.8
2011 LAN MLB 5 1 12.7 4.85 72 .300 .237 .298 .360 .246 .294 91 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 ABQ AAA 25 25 144.3 6.56 95 .275 .282 .348 .440 .266 .326 118 13.3 1.3 15.0 1.5
2012 LAN MLB 2 0 2.7 5.60 50 .418 .270 .352 .425 .291 .545 87 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 27 27 168.7 4.44 123 .230 .269 .333 .415 .267 .288 117 40.6 4.0 41.8 4.1
2013 OKL AAA 1 0 4.0 6.32 45 .179 .272 .348 .434 .292 .222 82 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 GRN A 6 0 8.0 6.46 76 .292 .274 .335 .386 .266 .393 110 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 PAW AAA 25 1 39.3 4.50 93 .254 .265 .333 .396 .254 .316 92 0.9 0.1 0.9 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 GRF Rk 6 1 0 13 12 56.0 55 14 56 6 50% .331 8.8 2.2 1.0 9.0 1.23 3.86 9.0 0.8
2008 WNS A+ 10 12 0 27 27 145.3 142 46 134 18 52% .302 8.8 2.8 1.1 8.3 1.29 4.71 8.3 0.8
2009 BIR AA 14 2 0 27 27 156.3 140 50 125 9 53% .291 8.1 2.9 0.5 7.2 1.22 2.82 2.4 0.3
2010 ABQ AAA 5 4 0 13 13 68.0 70 29 56 10 48% .299 9.3 3.8 1.3 7.4 1.46 6.22 7.9 0.8
2010 LAN MLB 4 10 0 18 18 100.0 105 40 76 12 46% .310 9.4 3.6 1.1 6.8 1.45 5.49 -3.4 -0.6
2011 LAN MLB 0 1 0 5 1 12.7 12 7 13 2 44% .294 8.5 5.0 1.4 9.2 1.50 4.26 -0.3 -0.0
2011 ABQ AAA 7 8 0 25 25 144.3 178 44 99 21 47% .326 11.1 2.7 1.3 6.2 1.54 5.99 15.0 1.5
2012 LAN MLB 0 2 0 2 0 2.7 6 4 3 0 64% .545 20.2 13.5 0.0 10.1 3.75 20.25 -0.4 -0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 14 7 0 27 27 168.7 150 36 165 18 52% .288 8.0 1.9 1.0 8.8 1.10 3.20 41.8 4.1
2013 OKL AAA 0 0 1 1 0 4.0 2 2 3 0 44% .222 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.8 1.00 0.00 -0.7 -0.1
2014 GRN A 1 0 0 6 0 8.0 11 5 7 0 68% .393 12.4 5.6 0.0 7.9 2.00 5.62 0.1 0.0
2014 PAW AAA 1 1 1 25 1 39.3 40 14 35 3 51% .316 9.2 3.2 0.7 8.0 1.37 2.52 0.9 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
2010 1621 0.4855 0.4253 0.7866 0.6010 0.2590 0.8689 0.6065 0.2119
2011 225 0.4356 0.4196 0.8085 0.6633 0.2283 0.9385 0.5172 0.1915
2012 68 0.3824 0.4853 0.8485 0.6923 0.3571 0.8333 0.8667 0.1515
Career19140.4760.42680.79140.61160.25890.87580.60520.2074

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-11 - Minors - - - - -
2014-04-01 2014-05-23 Minors 52 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Tommy John Surgery 2013-04-24 -
2013-04-08 2013-09-05 Minors 150 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-04-24 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 HOU $
2012 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 167 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/1/12. Acquired by Houston in trade from LA Dodgers 12/19/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 11/18/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/18/09. Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/28/10.
  • Drafted 2007 (3-119) (Miami, Ohio). $240,750 signing bonus.

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 3.1 2.6 0 9 9 49.8 43 14 39 5 .262 1.14 3.35 3.65 8.7 0.9
80o 2.7 2.5 0 8 8 44.4 41 13 34 5 .276 1.22 3.74 4.06 5.6 0.6
70o 2.4 2.4 0 7 7 40.6 39 13 32 4 .285 1.28 4.02 4.37 3.6 0.4
60o 2.2 2.3 0 7 7 37.5 38 12 29 4 .294 1.34 4.27 4.64 2.2 0.2
50o 2 2.2 0 6 6 34.6 36 12 27 4 .301 1.39 4.50 4.89 1.0 0.1
40o 1.7 2.1 0 6 6 31.8 34 11 25 4 .309 1.44 4.73 5.15 0.1 0.0
30o 1.5 2 0 5 5 28.8 32 11 22 4 .317 1.50 4.99 5.42 -0.8 -0.1
20o 1.3 1.8 0 4 4 25.5 30 10 20 3 .327 1.56 5.30 5.76 -1.6 -0.2
10o 1 1.6 0 4 4 20.9 26 9 16 3 .341 1.66 5.73 6.22 -2.2 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.92.206634.03512264.3001.374.474.861.10.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
25% 37% 10% 28% 52%

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
201529111003030191179711612349.2831.313.974.318.43.37.61.11.7
2016309902626153154511231949.2951.344.294.679.03.07.21.10.8
2017318902525145145471171849.2961.324.234.609.02.97.31.10.9
2018328802222128126421041549.2931.324.094.448.93.07.31.11.0
201933770202011811839951449.2951.334.164.529.03.07.21.10.8
202034670191911111137891349.2961.344.184.549.03.07.21.10.8
202135660171710010132791249.2981.334.224.599.12.97.11.10.6
2022365601616929330731149.2981.344.204.569.12.97.11.10.6
2023375501515888929711049.2991.354.184.549.13.07.31.00.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.22.60.23.43.62.617

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Sam LeCure 2012 3.45
2 93 Rick VandenHurk 2013 0.00 DNP
3 91 Clayton Mortensen 2013 5.64
4 91 Marco Estrada 2012 4.03
5 90 Enrique Gonzalez 2011 10.00
6 90 P.J. Walters 2013 6.86
7 89 Billy Buckner 2012 0.00 DNP
8 89 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
9 88 Kevin Hart 2011 0.00 DNP
10 88 Brad Lincoln 2013 4.83
11 87 Brad Mills 2013 0.00 DNP
12 87 Chad Reineke 2010 0.00 DNP
13 87 Chris Seddon 2012 3.93
14 87 Guillermo Moscoso 2012 5.94
15 87 Dan Meyer 2010 9.64
16 86 Garrett Mock 2011 0.00 DNP
17 86 Daniel McCutchen 2011 3.93
18 86 David Pauley 2011 3.28
19 86 Steven Shell 2011 0.00 DNP
20 85 Josh Banks 2011 0.00 DNP
21 85 Philip Humber 2011 3.92
22 85 Brandon Dickson 2013 0.00 DNP
23 85 George Kontos 2013 4.88
24 85 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
25 84 Chris Lambert 2011 0.00 DNP
26 84 Mike Gosling 2009 5.40
27 84 Craig Stammen 2012 2.75
28 84 Robert Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
29 84 Dustin Moseley 2010 4.96
30 84 Tony Watson 2013 2.39
31 84 J.D. Durbin 2010 0.00 DNP
32 84 David Huff 2013 5.50
33 83 Mike Parisi 2011 0.00 DNP
34 83 Elizardo Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
35 83 J.D. Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
36 83 Jeff Manship 2013 7.34
37 83 Shane Komine 2009 0.00 DNP
38 83 Dustin Nippert 2009 4.00
39 83 Cole DeVries 2013 10.80
40 83 Cory Luebke 2013 0.00 DNP
41 83 Chris Waters 2009 5.40
42 83 Zach Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
43 82 Jason Hirsh 2010 0.00 DNP
44 82 Wade LeBlanc 2013 6.71
45 82 Matt Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
46 82 Tim Stauffer 2010 1.96
47 82 Matt Maloney 2012 8.18
48 82 Thad Weber 2013 3.00
49 82 Everett Teaford 2012 4.99
50 82 J.A. Happ 2011 5.93
51 82 Thomas Diamond 2011 0.00 DNP
52 82 Esmailin Caridad 2012 0.00 DNP
53 82 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
54 81 Andrew Carpenter 2013 0.00 DNP
55 81 Matt Guerrier 2007 2.25
56 81 Andrew Baldwin 2011 0.00 DNP
57 81 Ryan Edell 2012 0.00 DNP
58 81 Travis Blackley 2011 0.00 DNP
59 81 Tom Wilhelmsen 2012 2.72
60 81 Kevin Pucetas 2013 0.00 DNP
61 81 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2013 0.00 DNP
62 81 Timothy Bascom 2013 0.00 DNP
63 81 Eric Stults 2008 4.19
64 81 Chris Cody 2012 0.00 DNP
65 81 Erik Arnesen 2012 0.00 DNP
66 80 Tom Cochran 2011 0.00 DNP
67 80 Michael Madsen 2011 0.00 DNP
68 80 Michael O'Connor 2009 0.00 DNP
69 80 Steven Wright 2013 5.40
70 80 Matt Klinker 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Lance Broadway 2012 0.00 DNP
72 80 Colby Lewis 2008 0.00 DNP
73 80 Anthony Lerew 2011 0.00 DNP
74 80 Jorge De Paula 2007 0.00 DNP
75 80 David Purcey 2010 4.24
76 80 Jon Rauch 2007 3.81
77 80 Pat Misch 2010 4.78
78 80 Wirfin Obispo 2013 0.00 DNP
79 80 Blake Hawksworth 2011 4.92
80 79 Josh Geer 2011 0.00 DNP
81 79 Fabio Castro 2013 0.00 DNP
82 79 Brandon Hynick 2013 0.00 DNP
83 79 Yusmeiro Petit 2013 3.56
84 79 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
85 79 Chris Young 2007 3.38
86 79 Matt Riley 2008 0.00 DNP
87 79 Josh Tomlin 2013 0.00
88 79 Cha Seung Baek 2008 4.91
89 79 Patrick Stanley 2011 0.00 DNP
90 79 Greg Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
91 79 Fernando Rodriguez 2012 5.76
92 79 Justin Hampson 2008 3.23
93 79 Garrett Olson 2012 108.00
94 79 Eric Hacker 2011 1.69
95 79 Miguel Gonzalez 2012 3.25
96 79 Mike Ballard 2012 0.00 DNP
97 79 Chris Smith 2009 4.11
98 79 Glen Perkins 2011 2.92
99 79 Josh Muecke 2010 0.00 DNP
100 79 Matt Roney 2008 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Ely had a magical run to begin his Dodgers career back in 2010—a 2.54 ERA and six quality starts out of seven—but he's been rocked for a 7.79 ERA in 69 1/3 innings in his dozen big-league appearances since then. The Dodgers gave up on him becoming anything more than organizational depth, despite the fact that he's been killing it at Triple-A recently. Thanks to an improved fastball-changeup combo, he won the Pacific Coast League's Pitcher of the Year honors. The Astros master plan of cornering the market on "crafty righties" is unlikely to result in fans up I-45 worrying anytime soon, but Ely has been durable, and someone has to start the 162 games Houston plays.
2012 John Ely got a long look in 2010, but the magic he showed over his first two months wore off, his mediocre stuff exposed.
2011 The White Sox' 2007 third-round pick out of Miami-Ohio, this Matthew McConaughey doppelganger was one of two pitchers acquired from Chicago in the Juan Pierre deal. Recalled in late April, he shook off a rough debut to reel off six quality starts in a row without a single homer allowed; at one point, he also went 22 2/3 consecutive innings without a walk. Alas, just as he was anointed a rotation savior, the league caught on; Ely was pummeled for an 8.00 ERA while yielding 2.0 homers per nine innings pitched with a 39/32 strikeout-walk ratio over his last 11 starts, a gruesome stretch which included a two-month refresher course at Albuquerque. Short on heat—his fastball averaged 87.4 mph and generated swings and misses just 3.5 percent of the time—Ely does have an excellent changeup to go along with a recently added cutter, but he may not have the stuff to survive in a major-league rotation.
2010 Ely nearly won the Southern League triple crown in 2009, leading the circuit in strikeouts, tying for the league lead in wins, and finishing second in ERA, yet scouts don't believe in him. First, Birmingham is a wonderful place to pitch (his road ERA was a still-respectable 3.21). Second, Ely is a bit of a finesse pitcher, dialing up to just 88-91 mph with his fastball, none of his secondary offerings truly stand out, and he just doesn't have the necessary control to succeed as he moves up. He's a prospect, but nothing close to what the numbers might suggest.
2009 A 2007 third-round pick out of Miami of Ohio, Ely is a tick better than Egbert, Broadway, and Cassell. He throws a bit harder and has a nice curveball, but he’s ultimately cut from the same cloth and projects as a fourth starter at best. He’ll start the year in Double-A, but likely won’t be in the big-league picture until late 2010 at the earliest.
2008 Selected in the third round of the 2007 draft out of Miami of Ohio, John Ely can touch 94 mph while sitting in the low 90s and supplements that with a nice change and curve. He figures to be a reliever.

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Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
Transaction Analysis Blog: Braves, Rays Make Rotation MovesR.J. Anderson2011-08-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Dodgers do this winter to patch up their rotation on a shoestring budget? Kuroda, Lilly, Padilla are all free agents, and the team needs to find innings to prevent Kershaw and Billingsley from being worked to death.
(The Duke of Flatbush from Brooklyn)
I think they'll sign Lilly and then try to patch the No. 4 starter spot with an inexpensive free agent then give the No. 5 spot to John Ely or someone of his ilk and cross your fingers. I just can't figure whey they never gave James McDonald a shot. (John Perrotto)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay Who do you see the Dodgers settling on for the 4th and 5th spots in the rotation? Elbert hasn't exactly been lighting it up for the Isotopes, is he still a consideration? Would Washburn be that much of an improvement over what they already have?
(JoeR from Upstate)
Well, I'd assume that if Vicente Padilla returns he'll get first crack at reclaiming the fourth spot, and it sounds like John Ely has earned himself a longer look in the rotation based upon his past two starts. Scott Elbert hasn't pitched very well down in Albuturkey, but perhaps later this summer he'll round into shape, him or Josh Lindblom. Other than salty veteran goodness of the kind Joe Torre craves, I don't think Washburn would bring that much of an improvement, particularly given that he's been sitting on his derriere. For that kind of trouble, I wonder about the possibility of a Pedro Martinez return to Chavez Ravine. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay Could you rank the following pitchers going forward: Bud Norris, Kenshin Kawakami, John Ely and Chris Narveson. Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Except for Ely, they're all sporting pretty high ERAs at the moment. Narveson has shown he can can miss bats, which is pretty handy for a lefty, Kawakami and Norris showed they belonged at the major league level last year. Ely certainly didn't register as the type of stopper he's been in the past two outings, so I worry that his success may be more short-lived. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, John Ely threw 1,921 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Cutter (89mph) and Curve (73mph).