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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.72 1.35 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date3-20-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.92011
-0.22012
-0.12013
-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
2011 FLO 21 12 12 60.0 60.0 0.0 1 8 0 0 3 0 263 53 32 28 10 98 35 34 1 38 4.20 5.69 6.54 -8.9 -0.9
2012 MIA 22 1 1 3.7 3.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 23 6 7 7 1 11 6 5 0 3 17.18 9.95 8.88 -1.7 -0.2
2013 MIA 23 7 2 20.7 12.0 8.7 1 1 0 0 1 0 82 13 7 7 2 22 8 8 0 15 3.05 3.99 4.70 -1.2 -0.1
2014 MIA 24 32 16 111.0 89.3 21.7 3 8 1 0 9 0 474 112 56 54 10 172 39 36 2 67 4.38 4.17 5.15 -3.4 -0.2
Career5231195.3165.030.3518101308421841029623303888331234.424.735.60-15.2-1.4

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
2008 JAM A- 3 3 15.0 5.73 86 .212 .259 .329 .361 .260 .268 111 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 MRL Rk 9 7 32.7 3.47 108 .205 .254 .355 .350 .255 .294 76 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2009 GRB A 26 26 127.7 5.73 78 .273 .258 .329 .373 .267 .324 108 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2010 JUP A+ 26 26 140.7 5.21 60 .286 .255 .326 .373 .262 .345 83 -12.4 -1.3 -12.4 -1.3
2010 JAX AA 1 1 6.0 3.58 110 .171 .276 .350 .417 .276 .196 89 2.2 0.2 2.7 0.3
2011 FLO MLB 12 12 60.0 6.54 35 .294 .250 .310 .390 .259 .240 95 -8.9 -0.9 -8.9 -0.9
2011 JUP A+ 1 1 5.0 8.66 39 .333 .273 .352 .427 .270 .286 113 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 JAX AA 19 18 108.7 5.44 94 .244 .259 .327 .393 .250 .252 107 7.7 0.8 9.4 0.9
2012 MIA MLB 1 1 3.7 8.88 -3 .388 .234 .314 .358 .253 .385 102 -1.3 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2012 NWO AAA 27 27 148.3 4.84 93 .249 .272 .333 .421 .263 .289 92 15.5 1.5 22.2 2.2
2013 MIA MLB 7 2 20.7 4.70 75 .212 .247 .311 .380 .254 .193 93 -0.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2013 NWO AAA 15 15 81.7 4.71 92 .249 .261 .326 .391 .257 .287 92 7.0 0.7 8.4 0.8
2013 MRL Rk 2 2 8.0 2.85 139 .158 .227 .313 .307 .235 .294 94 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 MIA MLB 32 16 111.0 5.15 69 .267 .241 .295 .369 .250 .287 98 -1.6 -0.2 -3.4 -0.2
2014 JUP A+ 2 2 12.0 3.40 128 .095 .256 .335 .367 .260 .160 101 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 NWO AAA 4 4 22.0 4.42 103 .260 .272 .338 .446 .265 .268 92 2.5 0.3 5.4 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
2008 JAM A- 1 2 0 3 3 15.0 11 10 12 0 61% .268 6.6 6.0 0.0 7.2 1.40 3.00 0.1 0.0
2008 MRL Rk 2 0 0 9 7 32.7 25 11 34 0 71% .294 6.9 3.0 0.0 9.4 1.10 2.48 6.6 0.6
2009 GRB A 7 13 0 26 26 127.7 130 66 122 12 52% .324 9.2 4.7 0.8 8.6 1.53 4.86 -0.3 -0.0
2010 JUP A+ 8 8 0 26 26 140.7 153 49 134 10 48% .345 9.8 3.1 0.6 8.6 1.44 3.33 -12.4 -1.3
2010 JAX AA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 3 3 4 0 47% .196 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.0 1.00 3.00 2.7 0.3
2011 FLO MLB 1 8 0 12 12 60.0 53 35 38 10 30% .240 8.0 5.2 1.5 5.7 1.47 4.20 -8.9 -0.9
2011 JAX AA 11 4 0 19 18 108.7 90 50 71 11 40% .252 7.5 4.1 0.9 5.9 1.29 3.40 9.4 0.9
2011 JUP A+ 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 5 5 4 1 27% .286 9.0 9.0 1.8 7.2 2.00 7.20 -1.1 -0.1
2012 MIA MLB 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 6 6 3 1 50% .385 14.7 14.7 2.5 7.4 3.27 17.18 -1.7 -0.2
2012 NWO AAA 11 7 0 27 27 148.3 129 75 141 15 43% .289 7.8 4.6 0.9 8.6 1.38 4.00 22.2 2.2
2013 MIA MLB 1 1 0 7 2 20.7 13 8 15 2 42% .193 5.7 3.5 0.9 6.5 1.02 3.05 -1.2 -0.1
2013 MRL Rk 0 1 0 2 2 8.0 5 2 11 0 47% .294 5.6 2.2 0.0 12.4 0.88 1.12 2.1 0.2
2013 NWO AAA 3 5 0 15 15 81.7 69 45 81 7 50% .287 7.6 5.0 0.8 8.9 1.40 3.42 8.4 0.8
2014 MIA MLB 3 8 1 32 16 111.0 112 39 67 10 53% .287 9.1 3.2 0.8 5.4 1.36 4.38 -3.4 -0.2
2014 NWO AAA 2 0 0 4 4 22.0 18 9 22 3 54% .268 7.4 3.7 1.2 9.0 1.23 3.27 5.4 0.5
2014 JUP A+ 0 0 0 2 2 12.0 4 2 14 0 84% .160 3.0 1.5 0.0 10.5 0.50 0.75 2.2 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
2011 1082 0.4723 0.4187 0.8366 0.6438 0.2172 0.8754 0.7339 0.1589
2012 91 0.4286 0.3626 0.9091 0.5385 0.2308 0.9524 0.8333 0.0909
2013 300 0.5033 0.4433 0.7970 0.6689 0.2148 0.8416 0.6563 0.1880
2014 1778 0.4989 0.4483 0.8381 0.6110 0.2862 0.9114 0.6824 0.1593
Career32510.48850.43560.83580.62520.25510.89410.70140.1599

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-14 2014-07-20 DTD 6 2 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2014-05-24 2014-07-03 15-DL 40 35 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIA $500,000
2013 MIA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 92 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Miami 2/20/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Florida 6/6/11.
  • Drafted 2008 (2-52) (Chaska HS, Minn.). Signed 6/08, $0.76M 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 3.6 3.8 0 25 10 85.1 66 37 64 7 .260 1.22 3.36 3.66 7.5 0.8
80o 3.5 4 0 25 10 79.3 66 37 60 7 .273 1.30 3.73 4.05 4.1 0.4
70o 3.4 4.1 0 25 10 75.3 65 37 57 7 .282 1.35 3.99 4.34 1.6 0.2
60o 3.3 4.2 0 25 10 71.9 65 36 54 7 .289 1.40 4.22 4.59 -0.5 -0.0
50o 3.2 4.3 0 25 10 68.8 64 36 52 7 .297 1.45 4.44 4.83 -2.4 -0.2
40o 3.1 4.4 0 25 10 65.7 63 36 50 7 .304 1.50 4.66 5.07 -4.3 -0.4
30o 3 4.6 0 25 10 62.5 62 35 47 7 .312 1.56 4.90 5.33 -6.3 -0.6
20o 2.9 4.7 0 25 10 58.9 61 35 45 7 .321 1.62 5.19 5.64 -8.6 -0.9
10o 2.8 4.9 0 25 10 53.9 59 33 41 7 .334 1.72 5.59 6.07 -11.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean3.24.30251068.46336527.2951.444.424.8-2.2-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 45% 14% 36% 69%

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
2015258805621162148781321844.2971.394.274.648.24.37.31.0-0.0
2016268705119146127701231444.2911.353.864.197.84.37.60.90.8
2017276504115118101571001144.2871.343.794.127.74.37.60.80.7
20182865041151189853981144.2811.283.603.917.54.17.50.81.0
201929650391511310052951144.2941.343.914.247.94.17.50.90.5
20203065038141109750921144.2931.333.804.147.94.17.50.90.6
202131540331396844280944.2901.313.704.027.83.97.50.80.7
202232540311290783974944.2901.303.684.007.83.97.40.90.7
202333540291184743668844.2901.313.734.068.03.97.30.90.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.218.410.62.20.927.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Tyler Clippard 2009 2.98
2 89 Carlos Carrasco 2011 4.91
3 88 Andy Oliver 2012 0.00 DNP
4 88 Adam Ottavino 2010 8.46
5 88 Mike Kickham 2013 10.80
6 88 Billy Buckner 2008 3.21
7 88 Maikel Cleto 2013 19.29
8 88 Kelvin De La Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
9 88 Jeremy Bleich 2011 0.00 DNP
10 87 Garrett Olson 2008 6.78
11 87 Luke French 2010 4.83
12 87 Lance Broadway 2008 7.07
13 87 Hayden Penn 2009 11.45
14 87 James Houser 2009 0.00 DNP
15 87 Edinson Volquez 2008 3.77
16 87 Aaron Crow 2011 3.05
17 87 Omar Poveda 2012 0.00 DNP
18 87 Rob Rasmussen 2013 0.00 DNP
19 87 Trevor Reckling 2013 0.00 DNP
20 87 Anthony Capra 2011 0.00 DNP
21 87 Shairon Martis 2011 0.00 DNP
22 87 Jeanmar Gomez 2012 6.55
23 87 Chris Withrow 2013 2.60
24 86 Felix Doubront 2012 5.31
25 86 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
26 86 Casey Crosby 2013 0.00 DNP
27 86 Jeff Locke 2012 5.50
28 86 Nick Additon 2012 0.00 DNP
29 86 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
30 86 Clayton Mortensen 2009 9.98
31 86 Brandon Erbe 2012 0.00 DNP
32 86 P.J. Walters 2009 10.69
33 86 Chuck Lofgren 2010 0.00 DNP
34 86 Josh Outman 2009 4.01
35 86 Kyle Drabek 2012 5.17
36 86 Ariel Pena 2013 0.00 DNP
37 86 Donnie Veal 2009 7.16
38 85 Brett Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
39 85 Gavin Floyd 2007 5.79
40 85 Michael Stutes 2011 3.63
41 85 Eric Hurley 2010 0.00 DNP
42 85 Luke Hochevar 2008 5.86
43 85 Nick Pereira 2007 0.00 DNP
44 85 Antonio Bastardo 2010 4.34
45 85 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 5.38
46 85 Scott Gorgen 2011 0.00 DNP
47 85 Collin Balester 2010 2.57
48 85 Daryl Thompson 2010 0.00 DNP
49 85 David Bromberg 2012 0.00 DNP
50 85 Blake Wood 2010 5.26
51 84 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25
52 84 Travis Blackley 2007 7.27
53 84 Juan Gutierrez 2008 0.00 DNP
54 84 Roenis Elias 2013 0.00 DNP
55 84 Bobby Parnell 2009 5.71
56 84 Deunte Heath 2010 0.00 DNP
57 84 Joe Savery 2010 0.00 DNP
58 84 Aaron Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
59 84 Tyler Thornburg 2013 2.29
60 84 Sam LeCure 2008 0.00 DNP
61 84 Luis Marte 2011 2.45
62 84 Matt Loosen 2013 0.00 DNP
63 84 John Gast 2013 5.11
64 84 Henry Sosa 2010 0.00 DNP
65 84 Eric Niesen 2010 0.00 DNP
66 84 Ricky Romero 2009 4.45
67 84 Mark Cohoon 2012 0.00 DNP
68 84 Ryan Tucker 2011 9.00
69 84 Kasey Kiker 2012 0.00 DNP
70 83 Nathan Adcock 2012 3.38
71 83 Jesus Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
72 83 Brad Peacock 2012 0.00 DNP
73 83 Ben Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
74 83 Anthony Ortega 2010 0.00 DNP
75 83 Dan Cortes 2011 5.91
76 83 Renyel Pinto 2007 3.68
77 83 Alex Colome 2013 4.50
78 83 Scott Barnes 2012 4.26
79 83 Greg Smith 2008 4.35
80 83 Ethan Martin 2013 6.08
81 83 J.C. Ramirez 2013 8.25
82 83 Troy Patton 2010 0.00
83 83 Denny Bautista 2007 12.46
84 83 Chris Dwyer 2012 0.00 DNP
85 83 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
86 83 Paolo Espino 2011 0.00 DNP
87 83 Felipe Paulino 2008 0.00 DNP
88 83 Chaz Roe 2011 0.00 DNP
89 83 Mitchell Boggs 2008 7.68
90 83 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
91 83 Stephen Fife 2011 0.00 DNP
92 83 Nick Tepesch 2013 5.03
93 83 Erik Goeddel 2013 0.00 DNP
94 83 Jimmy Nelson 2013 0.90
95 83 Chris Tillman 2012 3.98
96 83 Travis Banwart 2010 0.00 DNP
97 83 Jake Arrieta 2010 5.11
98 83 Dan Straily 2013 4.37
99 83 Forrest Snow 2013 0.00 DNP
100 83 Tim Alderson 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .241 .285 .401 .250
11 vs R (Multi) .201 .321 .369 .255
18 Split (Multi) .040 -.036 .033 -.005
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .192 .222 .308 .202
31 vs R (2013) .167 .273 .292 .211
38 Split (2013) .026 -.051 .016 -.010
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 Jerry Seinfeld would have you believe that Hand is tough to get, but major-league hitters havenít gotten the memo. Hand has a good curveball, but his erratic fastball command results in an abundance of hitters' counts, and that prevents him from utilizing the deuce. Miamiís newly acquired arms pushed Hand further down an already crowded depth chart, and heís likely to return to New Orleans for more seasoning. Thereís fourth-starter upside here, with better control and a more polished changeup, but Brad is gonna need more hand to convince the Marlins to give him another shot.
2012 In his third full season since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft out of a Minnesota high school, Hand made 12 starts across four separate call-ups to the big leagues, pitching better than his 1-8 record indicates but not as well as the 4.20 ERA he posted. Hand averaged an even five innings per start, but struggled to keep the ball out of the air, posting an obscene 0.42 ground out-to-air out ratio that easily would have led the league had he thrown enough innings to qualify. He'll turn 22 in spring training and could use more seasoning, but the Marlinsí Triple-A affiliate is in the Pacific Coast League, not known for its kindness to fly ball pitchers.
2011 Survival and stuff are usually the two elements that define whether a pitching prospect can live up to the label, and Hand has both going for him so far. The '08 second-rounder sometimes gets a tick or two beyond average lefty velocity to set up a lovely curve, and managed to show improved control while taking on an expanded workload, even chipping in a pair of complete-game shutouts in June, as well as a pair of playoff wins for the Suns to cap his late-season promotion to Double-A. Considering that he was fairly hittable while essentially giving up a run every other frame in the Florida State League, we'll see how much he profits from better infielders at higher levels. But so far, so good.
2010 Still very young, Minnesotan Hand was selected by the Marlins in the second round of the 2008 draft. The lefty has typical lefty velocity, which is to say that he sits around 89-90, and his calling card is a curve. He's still trying to get a (pardon the pun) Hand-le on his command, control, and mechanics, but then he was only in his first full season. If the Marlins can curtail their propensity for jumping pitchers from the playpen to the big leagues and give Hand time to develop, they might get a usable back-end starter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben What do you think will happen to Jordan Schafer once Nate McLouth returns from the DL? Also, what do you think of Brad Hand going forward? Thanks.
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Once McLouth returns, Schafer will either be cast into the fires of Mount Doom or relegated to glorified fourth-outfielder status. The latter is more likely.

I'm not particularly excited about Hand this season (he may have been promoted prematurely) but at least now that he's arrived, Marlins fans can stop complaining about having no hand--no hand at all!

Yes, I answered this question so I could link to a Seinfeld clip. (Ben Lindbergh)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Brad Hand has thrown 3,218 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Sinker (93mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph).