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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.80 1.30 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-29-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52010
0.02011
-0.22012
2013
0.22014
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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
2005 MIL 21 27 0 31.7 0.0 31.7 1 1 1 1 0 0 146 40 21 21 2 59 18 15 1 23 5.97 4.16 4.36 4.8 0.4
2006 MIL 22 9 5 27.7 24.3 3.3 0 3 0 1 0 0 141 39 25 25 4 59 16 14 5 32 8.13 4.95 5.92 -1.7 -0.2
2007 ARI 23 5 1 5.0 2.7 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 8 8 8 0 11 5 5 0 3 14.40 4.98 6.18 -0.3 -0.0
2008 OAK 24 29 29 168.0 168.0 0.0 9 9 0 0 13 0 737 172 82 81 10 243 77 75 12 118 4.34 4.12 4.60 18.6 1.8
2009 OAK 25 13 9 44.0 40.0 4.0 2 4 0 0 1 0 221 70 39 35 4 94 26 25 0 22 7.16 5.10 5.73 1.8 0.2
2010 PIT 26 3 1 9.7 5.0 4.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 49 15 9 9 0 20 5 4 2 3 8.38 4.66 5.49 0.3 0.1
2010 TOR 26 9 9 44.7 44.7 0.0 3 4 0 0 3 0 213 57 35 32 4 82 27 26 2 21 6.45 5.22 5.23 4.2 0.4
2011 LAN 27 5 5 29.7 29.7 0.0 3 2 0 0 2 0 118 28 10 10 1 37 6 6 2 16 3.03 3.16 4.25 0.3 0.0
2012 BAL 28 14 2 32.3 9.7 22.7 0 1 0 0 1 0 145 32 18 17 3 47 13 10 5 18 4.73 4.81 6.22 -1.9 -0.2
2014 NYN 30 30 0 27.3 0.0 27.3 1 1 1 3 0 0 115 24 8 8 2 35 6 5 4 27 2.63 3.18 3.07 1.8 0.2
Career14461420.0324.096.0202625200191348525524630687199185332835.274.344.9228.02.7

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
2003 HEL Rk 19 0 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BLT A 22 16 117.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HUN AA 4 4 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 27 0 31.7 4.36 106 .282 .259 .330 .415 .262 .373 101 4.6 0.5 4.8 0.4
2005 HUN AA 18 18 109.0 4.60 65 .211 .245 .321 .365 .261 .300 63 12.2 1.2 13.7 1.2
2006 MIL MLB 9 5 27.7 5.92 75 .320 .259 .332 .428 .264 .417 97 -1.3 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2006 NAS AAA 20 19 105.2 4.19 108 .212 .259 .328 .395 .257 .264 99 17.2 1.7 16.2 1.4
2007 ARI MLB 5 1 5.0 6.18 78 .324 .283 .357 .437 .268 .400 106 -0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 VIS A+ 2 2 5.0 1.81 160 .133 .260 .329 .394 .263 .125 91 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2007 TUC AAA 7 5 27.7 4.85 116 .221 .279 .340 .428 .255 .309 119 6.7 0.6 7.0 0.7
2007 MXC Wnt 14 9 61.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 OAK MLB 29 29 168.0 4.60 100 .258 .269 .333 .421 .262 .312 97 18.1 1.8 18.6 1.8
2008 SAC AAA 3 3 21.0 3.79 128 .241 .299 .369 .454 .266 .328 105 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2009 OAK MLB 13 9 44.0 5.73 83 .313 .279 .346 .440 .268 .391 102 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2009 SAC AAA 21 21 124.0 5.15 72 .283 .277 .347 .429 .277 .312 86 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2010 PIT MLB 3 1 9.7 5.49 83 .332 .261 .326 .393 .256 .385 107 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 9 9 44.7 5.23 98 .290 .260 .325 .412 .255 .333 115 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2010 IND AAA 11 5 26.0 6.27 76 .310 .259 .315 .410 .249 .414 108 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 LAN MLB 5 5 29.7 4.25 88 .235 .260 .310 .404 .261 .290 91 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.0
2011 ABQ AAA 25 25 154.0 6.12 101 .234 .282 .348 .439 .264 .294 117 20.6 2.0 23.0 2.2
2012 BAL MLB 14 2 32.3 6.22 68 .265 .255 .321 .403 .264 .274 106 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2012 NOR AAA 14 14 84.0 4.64 97 .245 .265 .332 .402 .255 .288 96 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2014 NYN MLB 30 0 27.3 3.07 118 .249 .248 .312 .383 .264 .289 93 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 LVG AAA 12 8 46.0 3.49 134 .269 .275 .344 .478 .272 .391 107 17.3 1.7 19.7 1.9

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
2003 HEL Rk 2 1 14 19 0 26.0 30 8 41 1 0% .446 10.4 2.8 0.3 14.2 1.46 2.08 0.0 0.0
2004 HUN AA 0 2 0 4 4 23.7 23 4 14 0 0% .291 8.7 1.5 0.0 5.3 1.14 2.28 0.0 0.0
2004 BLT A 9 6 2 22 16 117.3 108 24 119 8 0% .307 8.3 1.8 0.6 9.1 1.13 2.84 0.0 0.0
2005 HUN AA 10 4 0 18 18 109.0 96 38 98 4 58% .300 7.9 3.1 0.3 8.1 1.23 2.72 13.7 1.2
2005 MIL MLB 1 1 1 27 0 31.7 40 18 23 2 53% .373 11.4 5.1 0.6 6.5 1.83 5.97 4.8 0.4
2006 NAS AAA 6 5 0 20 19 105.2 71 41 110 4 56% .264 6.1 3.5 0.3 9.4 1.06 2.74 16.2 1.4
2006 MIL MLB 0 3 0 9 5 27.7 39 16 32 4 48% .417 12.7 5.2 1.3 10.4 1.99 8.13 -1.7 -0.2
2007 ARI MLB 1 0 0 5 1 5.0 8 5 3 0 55% .400 14.4 9.0 0.0 5.4 2.60 14.40 -0.3 -0.0
2007 TUC AAA 1 0 0 7 5 27.7 29 10 15 0 57% .309 9.4 3.2 0.0 4.9 1.41 1.95 7.0 0.7
2007 MXC Wnt 4 2 0 14 9 61.0 54 15 69 3 0% .321 8.0 2.2 0.4 10.2 1.13 2.51 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 1 2 9 0 75% .125 1.8 3.6 0.0 16.2 0.60 0.00 2.7 0.3
2008 SAC AAA 3 0 0 3 3 21.0 23 4 21 2 59% .328 9.9 1.7 0.9 9.0 1.29 2.57 5.9 0.6
2008 OAK MLB 9 9 0 29 29 168.0 172 77 118 10 49% .312 9.2 4.1 0.5 6.3 1.48 4.34 18.6 1.8
2009 OAK MLB 2 4 0 13 9 44.0 70 26 22 4 61% .391 14.3 5.3 0.8 4.5 2.18 7.16 1.8 0.2
2009 SAC AAA 8 6 0 21 21 124.0 133 51 92 12 56% .312 9.7 3.7 0.9 6.7 1.48 4.94 -2.7 -0.3
2010 PIT MLB 0 1 0 3 1 9.7 15 5 3 0 38% .385 14.0 4.7 0.0 2.8 2.07 8.38 0.3 0.1
2010 IND AAA 0 2 0 11 5 26.0 41 6 26 5 50% .414 14.2 2.1 1.7 9.0 1.81 7.96 -0.1 -0.0
2010 TOR MLB 3 4 0 9 9 44.7 57 27 21 4 53% .333 11.5 5.4 0.8 4.2 1.88 6.45 4.2 0.4
2011 ABQ AAA 12 8 0 25 25 154.0 151 61 107 11 59% .294 8.8 3.6 0.6 6.3 1.38 4.38 23.0 2.2
2011 LAN MLB 3 2 0 5 5 29.7 28 6 16 1 55% .290 8.5 1.8 0.3 4.9 1.15 3.03 0.3 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 0 1 0 14 2 32.3 32 13 18 3 49% .274 8.9 3.6 0.8 5.0 1.39 4.73 -1.9 -0.2
2012 NOR AAA 5 5 0 14 14 84.0 82 28 55 4 53% .288 8.8 3.0 0.4 5.9 1.31 2.79 3.8 0.4
2014 NYN MLB 1 1 1 30 0 27.3 24 6 27 2 55% .289 7.9 2.0 0.7 8.9 1.10 2.63 1.8 0.2
2014 LVG AAA 4 1 0 12 8 46.0 55 12 58 5 47% .391 10.8 2.3 1.0 11.3 1.46 3.91 19.7 1.9

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
2008 2605 0.5298 0.4075 0.8501 0.5891 0.2024 0.9102 0.6532 0.1489
2009 835 0.5593 0.4180 0.8653 0.5675 0.2283 0.9132 0.7143 0.1318
2010 925 0.4854 0.4026 0.8629 0.5969 0.2185 0.9403 0.6635 0.1371
2011 435 0.5310 0.4552 0.8586 0.5974 0.2941 0.9203 0.7167 0.1414
2012 500 0.5080 0.4540 0.8326 0.6142 0.2886 0.9359 0.6056 0.1630
2014 471 0.4628 0.4246 0.7500 0.5000 0.3597 0.9266 0.5385 0.2500
Career57710.51970.41730.84530.58280.23590.91980.6550.1534

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-19 2014-08-22 DTD 3 2 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2014-07-29 2014-07-30 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion Batted Ball -
2011-02-17 2011-03-04 Camp 15 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-07-26 2010-08-09 Minors 14 0 Left Elbow Tightness -
2008-04-30 2008-04-30 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2007-05-02 2007-08-16 Minors 106 0 Left Fingers Strain Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 BAL $750,000
2011 LAN $
2010 TOR $419,500
2009 PIT $410,000
2008 OAK $395,000
2007 ARI $382,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,356,500
5 yrTotal$2,356,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 81 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/18/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Mets 6/1/14.
  • 2013. Signed for 2013 with Hanwha Eagles of Korea 12/17/12.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2012). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from LA Dodgers 12/8/11. Signed by Baltimore 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star. DFA by Baltimore 3/29/12, sent outright to Triple-A 4/5/12. Contract purchased by Baltimore 5/11/12. DFA by Baltimore 7/14/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/16/12. Contract purchased by Baltimore 7/26/12. DFA by Baltimore 7/27/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/22/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4195M (2010). Acquired by Toronto in trade 2/6/10 after being DFA by Oakland 2/1/10. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 6/1/10 after being DFA by Toronto 5/24/10. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/24/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Re-signed 2/28/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Acquired in trade (from Arizona) 12/14/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 7/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (16-469). Signed 2003 as draft-and-follow.

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 2.4 0 10 8 48.9 45 16 29 5 .263 1.25 3.80 4.13 5.3 0.5
80o 2.6 2.3 0 9 7 43.4 43 15 26 4 .277 1.34 4.19 4.56 2.5 0.3
70o 2.3 2.2 0 8 6 39.6 41 15 24 4 .286 1.40 4.48 4.87 1.0 0.1
60o 2.1 2.1 0 8 6 36.5 39 14 22 4 .295 1.46 4.73 5.14 -0.2 -0.0
50o 1.9 2 0 7 5 33.6 37 14 20 4 .302 1.51 4.97 5.4 -1.1 -0.1
40o 1.7 1.9 0 7 5 30.8 35 13 18 4 .310 1.57 5.21 5.66 -1.8 -0.2
30o 1.5 1.8 0 6 4 27.8 33 12 17 3 .318 1.63 5.47 5.94 -2.4 -0.2
20o 1.2 1.6 0 5 4 24.4 31 11 15 3 .328 1.71 5.78 6.28 -2.9 -0.3
10o 1 1.4 0 4 3 20.0 27 10 12 3 .342 1.82 6.22 6.76 -3.2 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.81.907533.03613204.3011.504.945.36-0.9-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 21% 9% 16% 33%

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
201531790342315817858921952.3011.494.985.4110.13.35.21.1-0.6
201632670291913014751761652.3021.525.045.4710.23.55.21.1-0.6
201733670271812213847691652.3011.525.115.5610.23.55.11.2-0.7
201834570251611213043641552.3051.545.265.7210.43.45.11.2-0.8
201935560231510512140611452.3051.535.255.7110.43.45.21.2-0.7
202036560221510011538571352.3041.535.175.6210.43.45.11.2-0.6
20213746021149511036541352.3041.535.165.6110.43.45.11.2-0.6
20223845020149310836521352.3041.545.215.6610.43.55.01.3-0.6
20233945020139110735491252.3041.555.255.7010.53.44.81.2-0.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 82 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
2 81 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
3 80 Shane Loux 2010 0.00 DNP
4 78 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
5 78 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
6 77 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
7 77 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
8 76 Jason Cromer 2011 0.00 DNP
9 76 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
10 76 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
11 75 Jason Davis 2010 0.00 DNP
12 75 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
13 75 Joe Martinez 2013 1.80
14 75 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
15 75 David Purcey 2012 0.00 DNP
16 75 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
17 74 Clay Hensley 2010 2.40
18 74 Mike Parisi 2013 0.00 DNP
19 74 Sean White 2011 0.00 DNP
20 73 Luke Hudson 2007 22.50
21 73 Eddie Bonine 2011 0.00 DNP
22 73 Chris George 2010 0.00 DNP
23 73 Randy Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
24 72 Matt Palmer 2009 4.08
25 72 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
26 72 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
27 72 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
28 71 Andy Pettitte 2002 3.88
29 71 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
30 71 Kevin Brown 1995 3.81
31 71 Brian Duensing 2013 4.28
32 71 Willie Collazo 2010 0.00 DNP
33 71 Jeff Gray 2012 5.88
34 70 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
35 70 Roberto Hernandez 2011 5.96
36 70 Sergio Mitre 2011 5.40
37 70 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
38 70 Philip Barzilla 2009 0.00 DNP
39 69 Jeff Fulchino 2010 5.70
40 69 Bill Hands 1970 4.11
41 69 Merkin Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
42 69 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
43 69 Jeff Niemann 2013 0.00 DNP
44 69 Bobby Cramer 2010 3.04
45 69 Steve Green 2008 0.00 DNP
46 69 Dock Ellis 1975 4.44 DNP
47 69 Chris Sampson 2008 4.60
48 69 Rich Rundles 2011 0.00 DNP
49 69 Willard Nixon 1958 7.60
50 69 Omar Beltre 2012 0.00 DNP
51 69 Tom Glavine 1996 3.44
52 69 Orel Hershiser 1989 2.63
53 69 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
54 68 Cha Seung Baek 2010 0.00 DNP
55 68 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
56 68 Tim Wood 2013 0.00 DNP
57 68 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
58 68 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
59 68 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP
60 68 Scott Erickson 1998 4.48
61 68 Curt Simmons 1959 4.50
62 68 Zach Day 2008 0.00 DNP
63 68 Adam Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
64 68 Tim Stauffer 2012 7.20
65 68 Larry Jackson 1961 4.22
66 68 Chase Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
67 68 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
68 68 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
69 68 Mike Garcia 1954 2.96
70 68 Phil Dumatrait 2012 0.00 DNP
71 68 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
72 68 Randy Jones 1980 4.14
73 68 Sam Narron 2012 0.00 DNP
74 68 Andy Mitchell 2009 0.00 DNP
75 68 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
76 68 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
77 68 Carlos Torres 2013 3.54
78 67 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
79 67 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
80 67 Daniel Cabrera 2011 0.00 DNP
81 67 Jason Grilli 2007 5.20
82 67 Tom Cochran 2013 0.00 DNP
83 67 Kirk Saarloos 2009 0.00 DNP
84 67 Jaime Navarro 1997 6.65
85 67 Dean Chance 1971 4.32
86 67 Shawn Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
87 67 Nick Blackburn 2012 7.39
88 67 Mel Stottlemyre 1972 3.43
89 67 Chris Jakubauskas 2009 5.71
90 67 Steve Rogers 1980 3.23
91 67 Zane Smith 1991 3.75
92 67 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
93 67 Jose Mesa 1996 3.98
94 67 Roy Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
95 67 Zach Duke 2013 6.61
96 67 Bob Ojeda 1988 3.50
97 67 Jim Beattie 1985 7.81
98 67 Kameron Loe 2012 5.53
99 66 Dontrelle Willis 2012 0.00 DNP
100 66 Dennis Lamp 1983 3.95

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SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 At this point in his career, Dana Eveland is mere organizational fodder, filling the role of mop-up man/spot starter/Triple-A mascot, which may be why he signed with the Hanhwa Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization.
2012 A non-roster spring training invitee pitching in his sixth organization in as many seasons, Eveland marked time at Albuquerque while staying out of trouble thanks to his penchant for ground balls; as it was, seven of the 11 homers he allowed were at home. Added to the Dodgers rotation in September once Nathan Eovaldi was shut down, he mustered better control than he has shown in any month so far in the majors, but both the Pirates and Giants—two of the league's three weakest teams in terms of True Average—roughed him up after he'd stifled them the first time around. Aside from throwing less of his 88 mph fastball and more offspeed stuff, he is essentially the same pitcher who has failed to stick in so many other teams' rotations. Traded to Baltimore in December, he seems to be the perfect fit for a team like the O's who trotted out plenty of Eveland clones in 2011.
2011 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is usually a rational guy, but his strangest comment of 2010 came in May when he acquired Eveland from the Blue Jays. Huntington said he was excited because the Pirates would have contractual control over Eveland—a replacement-level cast-off—for many years to come. It turned out not to matter, as Eveland was outrighted to Triple-A after one start and two relief appearances, and never returned to the major leagues. The Dodgers signed him as a minor-league free agent in November and will try to make something out of a guy who throws just 88 mph and has a standard four-pitch mix.
2010 After making 29 starts for Oakland in 2008, Eveland was slotted into the opening week rotation as the third starter, but was soon relegated to the minors as his sub-standard control went backward, and his inability to get strikeouts was paralleled by his inability to stay away from the buffet table. His fastball/slider combination should work at least in a bullpen role, but he has to work on fitting into his pants before he can work on getting hitters out.
2009 Almost a throw-in as part of the Haren deal, Eveland always showed plenty of potential on a pure stuff level, but he almost ate his way out of both the Milwaukee and Arizona organizations. He's still a big guy, but he fit in much better with a team that knows it isn't selling jeans. He pitched like the steal of the century in the first half, putting up a 3.46 ERA in his first 19 starts, but the wheels fell off after the All-Star break, which included a six-plus ERA and a brief trip back to the minors when the Red Sox hammered him for nine runs in two innings. His final line is actually representative of what should be expected of him. He's an average, usable starter, which is all that the A's are expecting from him at the back end of their rotation this year.
2008 Last year was a lost season for Eveland as a torn tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand cost him three months. He's also handicapped by his propensity to observe the first law of thermodynamics by converting potential energy into flab instead of pure performance. Still, he's a lefty who throws over 90 mph, and that buys a guy a lot of forgiveness, even among picky physicists. He'll get his opportunities, but if they're going to come in the rotation he has to improve his durability. That's why he was logging innings as a starter in the Mexican Winter League, and now that he's been sent to the A's in the Haren deal, he might get his next shot as a starter as soon as April.
2007 It was the best of pitches, it was the worst of pitches, it was the age of success, it was the age of failure, it was proof of competence, it was proof of incompetence. Eveland`s Triple-A success will ensure Eveland gets more major league trials, but they`ll now happen in Arizona. Milwaukee may regret giving up a 23-year-old power lefty arm who throws heat in the 90s and plus breaking stuff with reliable command. However, monitoring his weight was a bit of a distraction; if he doesn`t take his conditioning seriously, it won`t make it any easier for him to realize his promise.
2006 A particular favorite of pitching coach Mike Maddux, but then who doesn`t like a hard-throwing lefty? Eveland also mixes in a particularly sharp slider, so it seems a shame that the Brewers are already leaning towards making him a situational reliever. On the other hand, his chunky build could be the source of future problems; Eveland`s AFL assignment ended early after he hurt his knee. Weight can make knee injuries particularly serious for a pitcher (Chris Bosio, anyone?).
2005 After using the 469th overall pick in the 2002 draft to select Eveland, the Brewers signed him in 2003 as a draft-and-follow, and he's paid early dividends. He pounded the Midwest League with his "strikes only" mentality, posting a sparkling 24-119 walk-strikeout ratio in 117 innings. He continued throwing strikes in a late promotion to Double-A, and didn't let the two level jump affect him. Eveland doesn't have a dominating pitch, but his command is well above average. Conditioning will have to become a more regular part of his routine, however, as he can be generously referred to as rotund.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Could the A's conceivably win the AL West with 85 wins or so or do the Angels pull away once they get healthy (since we know Rich Harden won't!)?
(Dave from Chicago)
Right now this is looking as though it might be your typical two-team AL West battle as it's been for most of the past few years. The A's appear to be playing above their heads, but it shouldn't be all that shocking that a few things have gone especially right given the bad luck that's befallen this team in recent years, things like Bobby Crosby's health and Dana Eveland's ability to pitch at a major league level. I think a lot depends on whether John Lackey can be John Lackey when he gets back, and how well guys like Harden and Duchscherer can withstand regular turns in the rotation. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Dana Eveland? Will his minor league success finally carry over to the bigs after been knocked around in Milwaukee and Arizona?
(Phil from Fresno)
I caught the bad outing last night, so I may be biased. I see a back-rotation guy who really needs a good outfield defense to succeed. Not a bad guy for a few years when he's cheap. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Dana Eveland has thrown 5,942 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).