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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-28-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.92012
-0.52013
2.02014
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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
2012 OAK 24 15 15 82.3 82.3 0.0 7 1 0 0 9 0 336 74 29 28 10 110 19 19 1 64 3.06 3.80 4.11 8.9 0.9
2013 OAK 25 32 32 200.0 200.0 0.0 14 10 0 0 15 1 823 171 91 85 36 309 54 52 4 171 3.83 4.58 5.06 -2.7 -0.5
Career4747282.3282.30.0211100241115924512011346419737152353.604.354.786.20.4

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
2010 VAN A- 20 0 21.3 3.54 116 .201 .250 .323 .353 .253 .286 99 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2010 ATH Rk 4 0 5.0 3.37 123 .032 .281 .327 .463 .322 .000 90 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 BUR A 8 8 52.0 3.49 119 .211 .240 .307 .346 .253 .231 93 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2011 STO A+ 12 12 70.7 3.64 127 .236 .277 .343 .432 .276 .316 99 21.8 2.2 21.9 2.3
2011 MID AA 6 6 32.0 6.52 76 .292 .267 .335 .404 .258 .308 109 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 SAC AAA 1 1 6.0 3.82 111 .263 .290 .371 .448 .280 .385 82 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2012 OAK MLB 15 15 82.3 4.11 102 .240 .262 .325 .420 .269 .264 95 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2012 MID AA 7 7 43.3 4.06 106 .197 .251 .329 .387 .266 .250 97 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2012 SAC AAA 10 10 58.7 3.80 122 .216 .281 .341 .436 .270 .260 98 12.8 1.3 12.8 1.3
2013 OAK MLB 32 32 200.0 5.06 76 .262 .256 .319 .406 .267 .242 94 -3.0 -0.3 -2.7 -0.5

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
2010 VAN A- 1 1 15 20 0 21.3 14 7 27 0 45% .286 5.9 3.0 0.0 11.4 0.99 2.96 2.8 0.3
2010 ATH Rk 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 1 0 6 0 71% .000 1.8 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.20 0.00 0.8 0.1
2011 SAC AAA 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 6 2 8 1 36% .385 9.0 3.0 1.5 12.0 1.33 3.00 1.0 0.1
2011 MID AA 2 3 0 6 6 32.0 39 11 20 6 40% .308 11.0 3.1 1.7 5.6 1.56 6.47 0.1 0.0
2011 STO A+ 5 3 0 12 12 70.7 64 14 82 8 42% .316 8.2 1.8 1.0 10.4 1.10 3.57 21.9 2.3
2011 BUR A 4 0 0 8 8 52.0 36 5 46 2 47% .231 6.2 0.9 0.3 8.0 0.79 1.56 7.7 0.8
2012 MID AA 3 1 0 7 7 43.3 31 7 44 4 44% .250 6.4 1.5 0.8 9.1 0.88 2.49 5.2 0.5
2012 OAK MLB 7 1 0 15 15 82.3 74 19 64 10 38% .264 8.1 2.1 1.1 7.0 1.13 3.06 8.9 0.9
2012 SAC AAA 4 2 0 10 10 58.7 48 11 47 3 41% .260 7.4 1.7 0.5 7.2 1.01 3.07 12.8 1.3
2013 OAK MLB 14 10 0 32 32 200.0 171 54 171 36 33% .242 7.7 2.4 1.6 7.7 1.12 3.83 -2.7 -0.5

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 1421 0.4954 0.4697 0.8096 0.6449 0.2971 0.8789 0.6620 0.1889
2013 3206 0.5137 0.4464 0.8064 0.6017 0.2822 0.8557 0.6955 0.1936
Career46270.50810.45360.80740.6150.28680.86280.68520.1922

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-30 -
2014-03-14 2014-03-21 Camp 7 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Flexors - -
2013-09-25 2013-10-11 DTD 16 4 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-08-05 2012-09-01 15-DL 27 24 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $505,000
2013 OAK $492,500
2012 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$492,500
2011Current$505,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$997,500
2 yrTotal$997,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 102 d1 year/$0.505M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/24/12.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2010 (13-395) (University of San Diego).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .286 .374 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .226 .272 .427 .262
18 Split (Multi) .003 .015 -.053 -.012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .226 .288 .379 .252
31 vs R (2013) .226 .270 .443 .264
38 Split (2013) -.000 .018 -.065 -.012
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)A few injured pitchers are going to be coming off the DL in the coming months (ERA WHIP K SAVES WINS) A.J. Griffin or Joulys Chacin are the injuries serious enough to avoid the pickup and who's the better of the two?
(Nathan Eovaldi from The high 90s)
Nice to see you off to a good start, Nate. If either guy makes it back healthy you can pick him up, but I strongly prefer Griffin, given Chacin's contextual factors. (Ben Carsley)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was wondering what you think about Oakland so far this season? They seem to be able to win the close games and have a young pitching staff that remains somewhat under the radar(Griffin and Milone are both off to good starts).
(Drew Balen from Edmonton)
Hey Drew, good to hear from you. Hope to catch you at the AFL again this year. I like what I've seen so far from the A's. I'm a huge A.J. Griffin fan, mostly because he went to my alma mater but also because he's a better pitcher than a lot of people may have thought. The offense has been great. Oakland fans should be excited. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a few of your favorite players this season? (MLB or minor)
(Batpoet from San Diego)
Hi Batpoet, always good to see my Twitter friends here; glad you could join us! At the big-league level, I have a fondness for guys who attended my alma mater or who I saw play a lot in the minors. That would include A.J. Griffin, Oliver Perez, Kyle Blanks, Headley. Current minor leaguers? Austin Hedges, who I look forward to watching at Lake Elsinore. And of course, Billy Hamilton, who is just so disruptive. I doubt I'll ever get tired of watching him play. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which new team did you find yourself gravitating towards the most as you couldn't watch the Padres from the comfort of your own home?
(Bryant from San Diego)
I watched mainly Angels and A's games. I gravitated more toward the A's over the final two months because they were fun to watch. They weren't supposed to be winning like that. Cespedes is awesome, and the whole "Weekend at Bernie's" thing amused me to no end. Plus A.J. Griffin went to my alma mater and I watched him pitch in college. Go Toreros! (Geoff Young)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, A.J. Griffin threw 4,717 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (69mph), Change (82mph) and Cutter (82mph).