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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-24-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight265 lbs
Age25 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
-0.12012
-0.02013
2014
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 TEX MLB 3 0 2.0 0 4 1 0 .272 102 0.0 18.0 0.0 4.5 40% .000 .225 2.00 8.05 9.00 112 2.81 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 2 0 1.3 1 2 0 0 .259 103 6.8 13.5 0.0 0.0 20% .200 .264 2.25 7.58 0.00 110 6.93 -0.0
CareerMLB503.31610.2671022.716.20.02.730%.100.2412.107.865.401114.510.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 RNG Rk 14 10 45.7 41 24 61 2 .265 105 8.1 4.7 0.4 12.0 47% .345 .260 1.42 4.14 4.53
2008 RNG Rk 3 0 4.3 1 1 6 1 .284 113 2.1 2.1 2.1 12.6 50% .000 .138 0.47 7.10 10.47
2009 HIC A 29 24 108.3 93 59 105 4 .264 102 7.7 4.9 0.3 8.7 40% .293 .254 1.40 3.89 3.49
2010 HIC A 7 7 29.7 35 13 33 3 .268 99 10.6 3.9 0.9 10.0 49% .372 .300 1.62 4.03 5.15
2010 BAK A+ 9 9 49.0 38 32 52 5 .268 108 7.0 5.9 0.9 9.6 40% .273 .247 1.43 5.02 3.86
2012 TEX MLB 3 0 2.0 0 4 1 0 .272 102 0.0 18.0 0.0 4.5 40% .000 .225 2.00 8.05 9.00
2012 MYR A+ 23 19 83.3 58 37 109 10 .267 90 6.3 4.0 1.1 11.8 36% .270 .238 1.14 3.77 4.21
2012 FRI AA 10 0 15.0 9 7 29 1 .259 96 5.4 4.2 0.6 17.4 60% .333 .208 1.07 1.88 3.00
2013 TEX MLB 2 0 1.3 1 2 0 0 .259 103 6.8 13.5 0.0 0.0 20% .200 .264 2.25 7.58 0.00
2013 FRI AA 26 0 32.0 14 24 45 2 .257 102 3.9 6.8 0.6 12.7 48% .197 .219 1.19 3.49 1.41
2013 ROU AAA 16 0 20.0 8 10 26 0 .271 89 3.6 4.5 0.0 11.7 29% .195 .170 0.90 2.77 0.45
2014 FRI AA 29 0 31.0 25 17 31 2 .252 106 7.3 4.9 0.6 9.0 39% .271 .247 1.35 0.00 3.48

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
2012 53 0.4717 0.4151 0.9545 0.5600 0.2857 0.9286 1.0000 0.0455
2013 28 0.4286 0.3214 0.8889 0.5833 0.1250 0.8571 1.0000 0.1111
Career810.45680.38270.93180.56810.23010.903910.0682

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-09 - Minors - - Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2014-08-18
2014-07-08 2014-08-05 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-02-19 2013-03-12 Camp 21 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-08-31 2011-10-29 60-DL 59 26 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-10-01 -
2011-04-08 2011-08-31 Minors 145 132 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-10-01
2010-10-01 2010-10-01 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-10-01
2010-07-06 2010-09-07 Minors 63 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-08 2008-08-18 Minors 71 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $
2012 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 55 dOL Baseball Group1 year/$0.501M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/14. DFA by Texas 10/2/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Texas 2/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/10. Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11.
  • Signed 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Articles

Wilmer Font is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 13-15Jeff Moore2013-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Reluctant Optimism of SpringGeoff Young2013-03-27
What the Contenders Need: AL WestJason Wojciechowski2012-06-28
What the Contenders Need: AL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-28
What the Contenders Need: AL WestJeff Euston2012-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 26Kevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 21Kevin Goldstein2012-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Instructional League Report: The Best 16-year-old Hitter I've Ever SeenJason Parks2011-10-04
Transaction Analysis Blog: Comings and Goings on Playoff Eligibility DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-31
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-03
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: AL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Making a Match for Cliff LeeKevin Goldstein2010-07-07
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 30Kevin Goldstein2010-07-01
BP Podcast: BP Podcast Episode 6: Bogeymen and Fairies Kevin Goldstein2010-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 31Kevin Goldstein2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 26Kevin Goldstein2010-05-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilmer Font, Keone Kela or Matt West?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Kela has better stuff, which is pretty crazy to think about. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you love Wilmer Font as much as I do, cause I'm head over heels ? Seriously, what's his ceiling ?
(Ann Nonymous from San Diego)
Back of the bullpen type. Maybe a closer, but most likely a setup guy. I'm a big fan of Wilmer as well. I've known him since he was 17. He was one of the largest 17-year-olds I've ever seen, and he was already throwing near-elite gas. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Wilmer Font threw 134 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (76mph).