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Portrait of Sergio Escalona

Sergio Escalona PAstros

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.7 4.60 1.45 28 2 1 2 -0.1
Birth Date8-3-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.22011
2012
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
2009 PHI 24 14 0 13.7 0.0 13.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 60 12 7 7 0 14 5 4 3 10 4.61 3.35 3.82 1.4 0.1
2011 HOU 26 49 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 2 1 0 2 0 0 115 24 10 9 3 36 11 10 2 25 2.93 4.01 4.84 -1.6 -0.2
Career63041.30.041.331020017536171635016145353.483.794.49-0.2-0.0

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
2006 VPH Rk 14 12 70.2 4.78 95 .238 .256 .358 .340 .271 .315 94 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2007 LWD A 7 7 39.0 5.08 95 .307 .258 .340 .396 .264 .364 102 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 WPT A- 7 7 27.3 5.52 78 .300 .248 .328 .360 .249 .380 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 CLR A+ 1 1 4.0 3.02 140 .322 .265 .346 .419 .255 .533 106 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2007 LAR Wnt 2 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAR Wnt 4 2 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 LWD A 28 0 44.7 2.89 139 .226 .262 .335 .391 .262 .343 103 12.2 1.3 12.2 1.3
2008 REA AA 15 0 24.3 5.37 93 .281 .267 .340 .403 .258 .369 107 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.2
2008 MSS Wnt 12 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 14 0 13.7 3.82 113 .239 .260 .340 .410 .264 .286 97 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 REA AA 32 0 40.7 3.85 109 .216 .257 .327 .382 .262 .268 97 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2009 LEH AAA 15 1 19.7 8.21 21 .276 .260 .325 .395 .245 .279 105 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2009 LAR Wnt 3 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 50 0 54.3 5.31 92 .236 .262 .337 .399 .258 .270 108 3.0 0.3 3.4 0.3
2010 LAG Wnt 8 0 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 HOU MLB 49 0 27.7 4.84 85 .253 .257 .321 .403 .264 .284 101 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 OKL AAA 14 0 17.0 3.35 136 .211 .277 .340 .440 .261 .267 92 4.9 0.5 4.3 0.4
2013 CCH AA 12 0 15.0 6.49 51 .386 .251 .311 .379 .255 .423 101 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3

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
2006 VPH Rk 3 4 1 14 12 70.2 63 25 71 1 54% .315 8.1 3.2 0.1 9.1 1.25 2.31 6.2 0.6
2007 LWD A 1 4 0 7 7 39.0 51 11 32 4 51% .364 11.8 2.5 0.9 7.4 1.59 4.15 4.7 0.5
2007 LAR Wnt 0 1 0 4 2 9.0 9 6 7 1 0% .308 9.0 6.0 1.0 7.0 1.67 8.00 0.0 0.0
2007 WPT A- 2 2 0 7 7 27.3 32 19 26 2 57% .380 10.5 6.3 0.7 8.6 1.87 7.58 0.8 0.1
2007 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 8 2 4 0 27% .533 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.50 2.25 1.6 0.2
2008 LWD A 5 1 2 28 0 44.7 36 18 60 1 63% .343 7.2 3.6 0.2 12.1 1.21 3.42 12.2 1.3
2008 MSS Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 14.7 16 4 15 3 0% .302 9.8 2.4 1.8 9.2 1.36 6.12 0.0 0.0
2008 REA AA 0 1 1 15 0 24.3 27 14 29 3 53% .369 10.0 5.2 1.1 10.7 1.69 2.22 1.6 0.2
2009 PHI MLB 1 0 0 14 0 13.7 12 5 10 0 38% .286 7.9 3.3 0.0 6.6 1.24 4.61 1.4 0.1
2009 REA AA 2 1 12 32 0 40.7 31 14 38 1 57% .268 6.9 3.1 0.2 8.4 1.11 1.77 4.4 0.5
2009 LEH AAA 0 2 2 15 1 19.7 21 8 15 4 40% .279 9.6 3.7 1.8 6.9 1.47 5.94 -2.5 -0.2
2009 LAR Wnt 0 1 0 3 0 3.7 3 4 4 0 0% .300 7.3 9.7 0.0 9.7 1.89 7.30 0.0 0.0
2010 REA AA 4 8 10 50 0 54.3 46 22 53 6 55% .270 7.6 3.6 1.0 8.8 1.25 3.81 3.4 0.3
2010 LAG Wnt 0 0 0 8 0 5.0 3 5 5 0 0% .231 5.4 9.0 0.0 9.0 1.60 9.00 0.0 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 1 0 3 14 0 17.0 13 5 18 1 57% .267 6.9 2.6 0.5 9.5 1.06 3.18 4.3 0.4
2011 HOU MLB 2 1 0 49 0 27.7 24 11 25 3 53% .284 7.8 3.6 1.0 8.1 1.27 2.93 -1.6 -0.2
2013 CCH AA 1 2 1 12 0 15.0 25 6 9 3 53% .423 15.0 3.6 1.8 5.4 2.07 6.60 -2.6 -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
2009 200 0.5150 0.4150 0.8072 0.5340 0.2887 0.8727 0.6786 0.1928
2011 422 0.4621 0.4123 0.7701 0.5795 0.2687 0.8230 0.6721 0.2241
Career6220.47910.41320.7820.56490.27510.8390.67420.214

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-03-27 -
2012-02-21 2012-03-26 Camp 34 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-03-27 -
2011-09-08 2011-09-29 60-DL 21 19 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-08-22 2011-09-06 15-DL 15 14 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 HOU $490,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,500
1 yrTotal$490,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 17 dLevinsons ACES1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4905M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/24/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/1/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011). Acquired by Houston in trade from Philadelphia 1/10/11. Signed by Houston 2/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 11/18/08.
  • Signed by Philadelphia 2004 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 1.3 2.7 56 0 51.5 42 18 43 5 .256 1.16 3.32 3.61 7.5 0.8
80o 2.6 1 2.2 50 0 45.2 40 17 38 5 .271 1.25 3.75 4.07 4.1 0.4
70o 2.3 0.9 1.9 45 0 40.8 38 16 34 5 .282 1.33 4.06 4.41 2.0 0.2
60o 2 0.8 1.7 41 0 37.2 36 15 31 4 .292 1.39 4.34 4.71 0.5 0.1
50o 1.8 0.7 1.5 37 0 33.8 35 15 28 4 .301 1.45 4.60 5 -0.7 -0.1
40o 1.6 0.6 1.3 34 0 30.6 33 14 26 4 .310 1.51 4.87 5.29 -1.7 -0.2
30o 1.4 0.5 1.1 30 0 27.2 30 13 23 4 .319 1.58 5.16 5.6 -2.5 -0.3
20o 1.2 0.4 0.9 26 0 23.4 28 12 20 3 .331 1.67 5.50 5.98 -3.1 -0.3
10o 0.9 0.3 0.7 20 0 18.3 23 10 15 3 .347 1.79 6.00 6.52 -3.6 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.80.71.536033.13314284.2991.444.564.95-0.5-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 18% 14% 20% 34%

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
20153031253047472037650.2891.444.504.899.13.97.11.20.0
20163131253047481938650.2991.434.574.979.23.67.31.1-0.0
20173221247041441732550.3021.484.775.199.63.77.01.1-0.1
20183321245040421630550.3011.464.805.229.53.66.81.1-0.1
20193421243038401629550.3011.474.775.189.53.86.91.2-0.1
20203521241036381428550.3011.434.685.099.43.56.91.2-0.1
20213621239035361427450.3021.444.645.059.33.67.01.0-0.0
20223721137033351325450.3021.474.685.099.63.66.91.1-0.1
20233821136032341324450.3011.474.675.089.63.76.81.1-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.32.30.80.20.514.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
2 90 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
3 90 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
4 89 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
5 89 Jason Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
6 89 Kelvin Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
7 89 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
8 88 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
9 88 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
10 88 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
11 88 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
12 87 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
13 87 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
14 87 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
15 87 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
16 86 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
17 86 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
18 86 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
19 86 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
20 85 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
21 85 Jon Huber 2011 0.00 DNP
22 85 Justin Lehr 2007 0.00 DNP
23 85 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
24 84 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
25 84 John Ennis 2009 0.00 DNP
26 84 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
27 84 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
28 84 Carmen Cali 2008 0.00 DNP
29 84 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
30 84 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
31 83 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
32 83 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
33 83 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
34 83 Jose Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
35 83 Chris Smith 2010 5.40
36 83 Neil Wagner 2013 4.03
37 83 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
38 83 Jose Valdez 2012 3.00
39 83 Geoffrey Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
40 83 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
41 83 Greg Burke 2012 0.00 DNP
42 83 Justin Thomas 2013 0.00 DNP
43 83 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
44 82 Jim Henderson 2012 3.52
45 82 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
46 82 Blaine Neal 2007 0.00 DNP
47 82 Sean Henn 2010 0.00 DNP
48 82 Rafael Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
49 82 Beau Vaughan 2010 0.00 DNP
50 82 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
51 82 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
52 82 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
53 82 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
54 82 Jean Machi 2011 0.00 DNP
55 82 Ryan Bukvich 2007 5.80
56 82 Juan Salas 2008 7.11
57 82 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
58 81 Heath Bell 2007 2.11
59 81 Jeff Gogal 2011 0.00 DNP
60 81 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
61 81 Bob McCrory 2011 0.00 DNP
62 81 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
63 81 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
64 81 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
65 81 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
66 81 Jason Waddell 2010 0.00 DNP
67 81 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
68 81 Paul Abraham 2009 0.00 DNP
69 81 Jaime Cerda 2008 0.00 DNP
70 80 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
72 80 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
73 80 Andrew Sisco 2012 0.00 DNP
74 80 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
75 80 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
76 80 Rocky Cherry 2009 0.00 DNP
77 80 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
78 80 Fernando Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
79 80 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
80 80 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
81 80 Taylor Tankersley 2012 0.00 DNP
82 80 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
83 80 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
84 80 Sung-Ki Jung 2009 0.00 DNP
85 80 Roman Colon 2009 4.83
86 80 Tim Lahey 2011 0.00 DNP
87 80 Francis Beltran 2009 0.00 DNP
88 80 Travis Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
89 80 Joe Bisenius 2012 0.00 DNP
90 80 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
91 80 Pedro Viola 2012 0.00 DNP
92 80 Matt Peterson 2011 0.00 DNP
93 79 Daniel Sattler 2013 0.00 DNP
94 79 Henry Owens 2008 0.00 DNP
95 79 Ben Julianel 2009 0.00 DNP
96 79 Jeff Bajenaru 2007 0.00 DNP
97 79 Brian Slocum 2010 0.00 DNP
98 79 Jorge Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
99 79 Mike Gosling 2010 0.00 DNP
100 79 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Before missing last season with Tommy John surgery, Sergio Escalona had finally settled in as a useful LOOGY, and once his confidence in his rebuilt arm returns (and with it his command), he should again be adequate in that role.
2012 Only on the Astros can a player be placed on the 60-day DL with a sprained ankle suffered when tripping over a glove in the outfield. The move was in September, and thus freed up a 40-man roster spot, but it was a humiliating end to an impressive season by the Astros' newest LOOGY. Escalona rotates his body during his windup, which hides the ball from lefties and makes his sweeping curve difficult to pick up. This resulted in a 483 OPS for left-handed batters in Reading (Phillies Double-A) in 2010, followed by a 590 OPS for Houston in 2011. Escalona appeared in 49 games in order to log just 27 2/3 innings, and he allowed a .333/.415/.444 batting line to right-handed batters. Manager Brad Mills accepts his limitations and has used him wisely.
2011 Sergio Escalona turned 26 in August but has yet to blaze a path to the big-league bullpen and his window may be closing; his best chance at a role may be as a lefty specialist.
2010 Escalona is a measuring stick. The Phillies understand he's a serviceable southpaw specialist at the major-league level, so any potential acquisition for the role needs to be markedly better than this in-house option. His strikeout and walk numbers translate nicely to the bigs, but his minor league numbers do not portend any special ability to retire lefties. As organizational filler goes, Escalona is sound, but he's unlikely to become a key part of the staff.
2009 Venezuelan lefty Sergio Escalona has an excellent slider and enough velocity to get hocked up be somebody's LOOGY at the very least.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: El Caballo Rides Out EastR.J. Anderson2012-07-05
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodStephani Bee2012-03-26
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodCorey Dawkins2012-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Socket to HimCorey Dawkins2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Socket to HimRebecca Glass2012-03-02
Transaction Analysis: Rollins in the DeepR.J. Anderson2011-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: And Down the Stretch They ComeBen Lindbergh2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: And Down the Stretch They ComeCorey Dawkins2011-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Something Strasburg This Way ComesBen Lindbergh2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Something Strasburg This Way ComesCorey Dawkins2011-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL NoodlingsChristina Kahrl2009-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Add-OnsChristina Kahrl2009-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Adam Eaton and Martin Perez injured, can the D-backs and Rangers send them down and place them on a minor league DL (while preventing service time), or because they were injured with the major league teams do they need to remain on the MLB DL?
(D from New York)
Major League DL, I believe. The example I have from covering the Astros is that when Sergio Escalona got injured in spring training last year and had to have Tommy John surgery, he ended up with a full year of service time and big league pay. (Zachary Levine)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the Phillies to do for a closer?
(ted from media,pa)
Let's ask the bigger question: what are the Phillies to do for a bullpen? The focus on Brad Lidge in the ninth--and he looked terrible last night, seemingly unaware of where his slider would go and unwilling to use the fastball--has hidden the issue that there aren't very many good pitchers in that pen. Madson is a good pitcher, but then...Chad Durbin? Really? Will they get Eyre or Romero back, and if not, is Sergio Escalona now a key guy? I'm not sure the Phillies can get to four good relievers, and that's assuming Pedro Martinez slides into a multi-inning role. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Sergio Escalona threw 615 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2011, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Curve (80mph), Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).