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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.24 1.29 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-8-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age24 years, 0 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.32014
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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 SDN 22 11 9 54.7 52.7 2.0 3 3 0 0 6 0 227 53 26 25 6 82 15 15 0 40 4.12 3.81 4.47 2.7 0.2
2014 SDN 23 13 11 61.3 58.7 2.7 4 5 0 0 5 0 264 71 34 34 6 110 15 14 1 46 4.99 3.66 4.00 3.7 0.3
Career2420116.0111.34.7780011049112460591219230291864.583.734.226.40.6

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
2009 RNG Rk 3 0 4.0 -2.88 260 .222 .258 .344 .341 .256 1.000 93 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2010 HIC A 28 17 114.7 3.54 121 .209 .258 .326 .382 .265 .272 100 21.4 2.2 21.4 2.2
2011 MYR A+ 9 9 54.7 4.02 118 .162 .249 .317 .382 .250 .149 103 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2011 FRI AA 11 10 66.7 3.78 125 .246 .265 .337 .409 .256 .330 104 15.6 1.6 15.6 1.6
2011 SAN AA 6 6 26.0 2.87 143 .225 .245 .301 .380 .239 .364 104 9.4 0.9 10.3 1.0
2012 SAN AA 11 11 52.3 2.93 129 .274 .255 .327 .395 .266 .353 93 14.0 1.5 13.3 1.4
2012 PDR Rk 3 3 8.3 4.20 120 .188 .234 .308 .315 .249 .167 99 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 PER Wnt 7 7 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SDN MLB 11 9 54.7 4.47 87 .255 .248 .303 .389 .250 .283 98 3.2 0.3 2.7 0.2
2013 TUC AAA 20 20 99.3 4.51 108 .296 .265 .333 .402 .264 .352 103 17.8 1.8 18.1 1.6
2014 SDN MLB 13 11 61.3 4.00 95 .288 .251 .303 .385 .251 .332 95 5.3 0.6 3.7 0.3
2014 SAN AA 3 3 10.3 3.54 112 .298 .256 .315 .380 .256 .367 93 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2014 ELP AAA 2 2 10.7 6.70 66 .371 .292 .354 .435 .273 .475 101 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 PDR Rk 1 1 2.0 0.11 198 .175 .259 .323 .338 .251 .250 100 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2

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 RNG Rk 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 5 1 9 0 50% 1.000 11.2 2.2 0.0 20.2 1.50 2.25 2.4 0.2
2010 HIC A 6 3 1 28 17 114.7 89 17 125 9 41% .272 7.0 1.3 0.7 9.8 0.92 2.12 21.4 2.2
2011 FRI AA 5 2 0 11 10 66.7 73 7 61 9 40% .330 9.9 0.9 1.2 8.2 1.20 4.32 15.6 1.6
2011 SAN AA 1 0 0 6 6 26.0 26 4 31 2 37% .364 9.0 1.4 0.7 10.7 1.15 1.38 10.3 1.0
2011 MYR A+ 3 2 0 9 9 54.7 25 5 62 7 34% .149 4.1 0.8 1.2 10.2 0.55 2.14 7.4 0.7
2012 PER Wnt 2 1 0 7 7 23.7 18 6 31 1 0% .321 6.8 2.3 0.4 11.8 1.01 2.28 0.0 0.0
2012 PDR Rk 0 2 0 3 3 8.3 7 2 8 0 61% .167 7.6 2.2 0.0 8.6 1.08 2.16 2.1 0.2
2012 SAN AA 3 1 0 11 11 52.3 53 14 72 6 40% .353 9.1 2.4 1.0 12.4 1.28 2.92 13.3 1.4
2013 SDN MLB 3 3 0 11 9 54.7 53 15 40 6 39% .283 8.7 2.5 1.0 6.6 1.24 4.12 2.7 0.2
2013 TUC AAA 8 3 0 20 20 99.3 125 34 84 11 37% .352 11.3 3.1 1.0 7.6 1.60 5.07 18.1 1.6
2014 SAN AA 0 0 0 3 3 10.3 12 4 10 1 42% .367 10.5 3.5 0.9 8.7 1.55 3.48 1.6 0.2
2014 SDN MLB 4 5 0 13 11 61.3 71 15 46 6 43% .332 10.4 2.2 0.9 6.8 1.40 4.99 3.7 0.3
2014 ELP AAA 0 1 0 2 2 10.7 21 2 8 2 50% .475 17.7 1.7 1.7 6.8 2.16 9.28 -0.8 -0.1
2014 PDR Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 0 5 0 75% .250 4.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 0.50 0.00 1.9 0.2

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 902 0.5144 0.4590 0.8575 0.6358 0.2717 0.9119 0.7227 0.1425
2014 913 0.5104 0.4721 0.8167 0.6545 0.2819 0.8721 0.6825 0.1833
Career18150.51240.46560.8370.64520.27680.89190.70250.163

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 2014-08-18 60-DL 89 77 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2012-05-15 2012-08-18 Minors 95 85 Left Elbow Tendonitis -
2012-03-12 2012-04-04 Camp 23 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $504,500
2013 SDN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$504,500
1 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 57 dSosnick-Cobbe1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/24/13.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Texas 7/31/11 (Mike Adams deal).
  • Drafted by Texas 2009 (3-93) (Scotts Valley HS, Calif.). $0.425M 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 5.8 4.6 0 36 13 116.2 95 27 98 12 .273 1.05 2.96 3.22 16.9 1.7
80o 5.6 4.8 0 36 13 110.1 96 27 93 12 .285 1.12 3.31 3.6 12.0 1.2
70o 5.5 4.9 0 36 13 105.8 96 27 89 12 .294 1.17 3.56 3.87 8.6 0.9
60o 5.4 5.1 0 36 13 102.2 96 28 86 12 .302 1.21 3.78 4.1 5.8 0.6
50o 5.3 5.2 0 36 13 98.9 96 28 83 12 .309 1.25 3.98 4.33 3.0 0.3
40o 5.2 5.3 0 36 13 95.6 96 27 81 12 .317 1.29 4.19 4.55 0.4 0.0
30o 5.1 5.5 0 36 13 92.2 96 27 78 12 .324 1.34 4.41 4.8 -2.5 -0.3
20o 4.9 5.6 0 36 13 88.2 95 27 74 12 .333 1.39 4.68 5.08 -5.6 -0.6
10o 4.7 5.9 0 36 13 82.8 94 27 70 12 .346 1.47 5.05 5.49 -10.1 -1.0
Weighted Mean5.35.20361398.795278312.3081.243.964.33.40.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
25% 35% 8% 30% 58%

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
20152410706121170159451541938.3111.203.603.918.42.48.11.01.6
2016258605018139132391241238.3191.233.593.908.62.58.00.81.4
2017269705519150140381321738.3051.183.623.938.42.37.91.01.4
2018277604716130122281161538.3101.163.553.868.51.98.11.01.3
2019288604917134124321191438.3081.163.443.748.32.18.00.91.6
2020298604817132123321181438.3111.183.523.838.42.28.11.01.4
2021307604616126117291121338.3091.163.433.728.42.18.00.91.5
2022317504415120112271051338.3071.163.443.748.42.07.91.01.4
2023327504215115107241001238.3071.143.373.678.41.97.80.91.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.12.65.311.1103.833

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Eric Hurley 2009 0.00 DNP
2 88 Juan Oramas 2013 0.00 DNP
3 86 Yusmeiro Petit 2008 4.63
4 85 Gio Gonzalez 2009 6.20
5 85 Brett Oberholtzer 2013 3.27
6 85 Will Inman 2010 0.00 DNP
7 84 Jeremy Hellickson 2010 3.47
8 84 Carlos Carrasco 2010 4.03
9 84 Jay Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
10 83 Joe Wieland 2013 0.00 DNP
11 83 Tyler Wilson 2013 0.00 DNP
12 83 Randall Delgado 2013 4.56
13 83 Jeanmar Gomez 2011 4.78
14 83 Sean Gilmartin 2013 0.00 DNP
15 82 Hector Rondon 2011 0.00 DNP
16 82 Deck McGuire 2012 0.00 DNP
17 82 Burch Smith 2013 6.44
18 82 Collin Balester 2009 7.12
19 82 Sean Nolin 2013 40.50
20 81 Mike Minor 2011 4.25
21 81 Christian Friedrich 2011 0.00 DNP
22 81 Brandon Erbe 2011 0.00 DNP
23 80 Garrett Olson 2007 7.79
24 80 James Parr 2009 5.79
25 80 James McDonald 2008 0.00
26 80 Kyle Lobstein 2013 0.00 DNP
27 80 Sammy Solis 2012 0.00 DNP
28 80 Tyler Clippard 2008 4.35
29 80 Danny Duffy 2012 4.23
30 80 Casey Kelly 2013 0.00 DNP
31 80 Dan Straily 2012 4.35
32 80 Mike Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
33 80 Will Smith 2013 4.32
34 80 Michael Stutes 2010 0.00 DNP
35 80 Scott Barnes 2011 0.00 DNP
36 79 Ryan Feierabend 2009 0.00 DNP
37 79 Luis Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
38 79 Neil Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
39 79 Brad Boxberger 2011 0.00 DNP
40 79 C.J. Riefenhauser 2013 0.00 DNP
41 79 Mitch Atkins 2009 0.00
42 79 Jake Odorizzi 2013 3.94
43 79 Vance Worley 2011 3.21
44 79 Brad Hand 2013 3.05
45 79 Kyle Lotzkar 2013 0.00 DNP
46 79 Daryl Thompson 2009 0.00 DNP
47 79 Carlos Villanueva 2007 4.09
48 79 James Simmons 2010 0.00 DNP
49 79 Jeremy Bleich 2010 0.00 DNP
50 78 Wes Roemer 2010 0.00 DNP
51 78 Barry Enright 2009 0.00 DNP
52 78 Tyler Pill 2013 0.00 DNP
53 78 Kevin Slowey 2007 5.26
54 78 Tyler Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
55 78 Edgar Osuna 2011 0.00 DNP
56 78 Austin Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
57 78 Matt Magill 2013 8.13
58 78 Rudy Owens 2011 0.00 DNP
59 78 Andy Oliver 2011 6.52
60 78 Jo-Jo Reyes 2008 6.13
61 78 Nick Green 2008 0.00 DNP
62 78 Ben Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
63 78 A.J. Achter 2012 0.00 DNP
64 78 Eric Surkamp 2011 6.08
65 78 Kris Medlen 2009 4.52
66 77 Bradley Holt 2010 0.00 DNP
67 77 Brandon McCarthy 2007 5.49
68 77 Michael Blazek 2012 0.00 DNP
69 77 Hayden Penn 2008 0.00 DNP
70 77 Jake McGee 2010 1.80
71 77 Andrew Chafin 2013 0.00 DNP
72 77 J.J. Hoover 2011 0.00 DNP
73 77 Paolo Espino 2010 0.00 DNP
74 77 Chris Tillman 2011 5.95
75 77 Johnny Cueto 2009 4.73
76 77 Steven Hensley 2010 0.00 DNP
77 77 Omar Poveda 2011 0.00 DNP
78 77 David Bromberg 2011 0.00 DNP
79 77 Daniel Renken 2013 0.00 DNP
80 77 Alex Burnett 2011 5.68
81 77 Ben Hornbeck 2011 0.00 DNP
82 77 Wade LeBlanc 2008 8.02
83 77 Jon Niese 2010 5.03
84 76 Wilfredo Boscan 2013 0.00 DNP
85 76 Jose A. Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
86 76 Mike Kickham 2012 0.00 DNP
87 76 Trevor May 2013 0.00 DNP
88 76 Anthony Swarzak 2009 6.56
89 76 Anthony Capra 2010 0.00 DNP
90 76 Adam Ottavino 2009 0.00 DNP
91 76 Chuck Lofgren 2009 0.00 DNP
92 76 Stolmy Pimentel 2013 3.86
93 76 Dylan Owen 2010 0.00 DNP
94 76 Andres Santiago 2013 0.00 DNP
95 76 Adam Conley 2013 0.00 DNP
96 76 Lisalverto Bonilla 2013 0.00 DNP
97 76 Steve Garrison 2010 0.00 DNP
98 76 John Danks 2008 3.37
99 76 Chris Withrow 2012 0.00 DNP
100 76 Patrick Cooper 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .318 .338 .485 .291
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .288 .352 .234
18 Split (Multi) .093 .050 .133 .058
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .318 .338 .485 .291
31 vs R (2013) .225 .288 .352 .234
38 Split (2013) .093 .050 .133 .058
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Erlin, acquired in the July 2011 trade that sent Mike Adams to Texas, lacks overpowering stuff but makes up for it with baseball intelligence and pinpoint control of a fastball, curve, and changeup. Last year he started strong at Double-A before being placed on the disabled list mid-May with elbow tendinitis. He made up for some of his lost time by pitching in the Arizona Fall League. Erlin worked on quickening his tempo, which he believes helps "sell" his off-speed stuff. He is very close to contributing at the big-league level and eventually could be a third starter.
2012 Erlin, who came over from Texas as part of the package for Mike Adams, is a polished left-hander with a clean delivery who works with a fastball that tops out in the low 90s. His secondary pitches aren't great, but he throws them all for strikes (8.5 K/BB for his career in the minors) in any count. He is a fly-ball pitcher, which won't matter in San Diego as much as it would have in Arlington. Erlin will start 2012 at Tucson, which is another story. He is young and the Padres have other options, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him up at some point during the season if only to extract him from the PCL for his own good.
2011 Short in stature but not in stuff, left-hander Robert Erlin exploded on the full-season scene in 2010, showing three solid-average to plus pitches, plus command, and makeup mature beyond his 19 years. Despite not possessing a top-of-the-rotation ceiling, Erlin has a combination of polish and promise that make him a legit prospect and a player who could reach Double-A as a 20-year-old.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these in 14 ™ dynasty league: Lucas Sims, Robbie Erlin, A.Heaney, J.Taillon, CJ Edwards?
(Rich from MD)
Taillon, Heaney, Sims, Erlin, Edwards (Craig Goldstein)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Robbie Erlin? Does he have much upside?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I think that the upside is limited, but southpaws who command the zone can have a long shelf life in the back half of a big-league rotation. (Doug Thorburn)
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)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Erlin closed the season 32 IP 1.96 ERA 1.06 WHIP 24 K 7 BB, but with the Josh Johnson signing appears out of the mix in SD. Kennedy, Ross, Johnson, and Cashner are givens. Then you have Stults, Luebke, Wieland, and Burch Smith to contend with. What does SD do? Trade Cashner? Just keep the depth in AAA?
(Joe Rockpile from Tuscaloosa)
Keep. The. Depth. JJ and Cash are both health risks, and an outstanding name combo for a late 70s buddy cop show. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)If this list went to 100, would Robbie Erlin make the cut?
(Craig from SoCal)
Probably not (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Aroyds Vizcaino is a good bet to contribute in 2014? What about Padres pitching prospects Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland? Any chance any are rotation bound next year? I've got them all as minor leaguers in a deep NL-only 12 team keeper league, hoping at least one pans out as a middle of the rotation arm.
(brokenarrow from Texas)
I'm done on Vizcaino, never really loved him. He's gotta prove something to me. LOVE Erlin and like Wieland as well. I think both can contribute, maybe even later this year if needs arise for SD, but definitely next year. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which minor league prospect do you feel has similar stuff, K%, BB%, GB% to Kris Medlen of the Braves? Clayton Blackburn? Thanks for the chat!
(John from Kansas City)
Hey, John. Professor Parks and the minor-league gang probably have a better read on this stuff, but if you're looking for raw peripherals, Blackburn does seem to fit the bill. Two others to keep an eye on: Rangers RHP Cody Buckel, who found a groove late after struggling initially in Double-A, and Padres LHP Robert Erlin. (Daniel Rathman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Robbie Erlin has thrown 2,256 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph), Change (83mph) and Slider (81mph).