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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.25 1.19 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date8-28-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.12012
0.72013
0.42014
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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 COL 27 20 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 89 27 18 16 3 42 6 5 1 19 8.15 4.38 6.21 -0.7 -0.1
2013 ARI 28 61 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 4 1 0 4 0 0 217 50 17 17 3 69 15 14 2 53 2.91 2.72 3.21 6.8 0.7
2014 ARI 29 29 0 29.0 0.0 29.0 0 3 0 2 0 0 120 27 14 14 3 45 9 7 2 35 4.34 3.17 3.31 3.8 0.4
Career110099.30.099.355060042610449479156302651074.263.153.849.91.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 TRI A- 22 0 31.2 1.85 154 .190 .242 .327 .354 .261 .286 79 10.3 1.1 10.3 1.1
2007 ASH A 38 0 47.7 2.28 161 .195 .265 .338 .402 .263 .327 119 21.2 2.1 21.2 2.1
2008 MOD A+ 49 0 61.7 3.48 129 .216 .270 .340 .406 .271 .296 96 15.6 1.6 15.6 1.6
2009 TRI A- 1 0 1.0 -1.10 222 .244 .237 .302 .268 .230 .500 103 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 MOD A+ 33 0 47.0 3.80 131 .250 .271 .342 .417 .271 .336 97 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2012 COL MLB 20 0 17.7 6.21 76 .327 .258 .321 .409 .263 .400 116 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2012 TUL AA 31 0 34.3 3.24 125 .214 .260 .331 .387 .266 .304 95 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2012 CSP AAA 13 0 17.7 2.70 151 .124 .275 .335 .422 .262 .214 106 5.7 0.6 5.9 0.6
2013 ARI MLB 61 0 52.7 3.21 122 .244 .256 .317 .397 .260 .326 102 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2013 RNO AAA 12 0 11.7 2.46 156 .267 .264 .338 .420 .267 .440 113 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2014 ARI MLB 29 0 29.0 3.31 121 .261 .255 .316 .392 .265 .338 105 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2014 RNO AAA 43 0 45.7 4.48 121 .217 .278 .343 .434 .268 .259 110 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8

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 TRI A- 2 3 6 22 0 31.2 20 9 42 0 50% .286 5.8 2.6 0.0 12.1 0.93 1.15 10.3 1.1
2007 ASH A 1 2 1 38 0 47.7 38 13 68 2 54% .327 7.2 2.5 0.4 12.8 1.07 1.32 21.2 2.1
2008 MOD A+ 3 5 3 49 0 61.7 51 20 70 4 56% .296 7.4 2.9 0.6 10.2 1.15 2.77 15.6 1.6
2009 TRI A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 2 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2011 MOD A+ 3 2 0 33 0 47.0 45 21 55 4 44% .336 8.6 4.0 0.8 10.5 1.40 5.55 11.4 1.1
2012 TUL AA 2 1 1 31 0 34.3 26 12 46 2 54% .304 6.8 3.1 0.5 12.1 1.11 2.62 6.4 0.7
2012 COL MLB 1 1 0 20 0 17.7 27 6 19 3 37% .400 13.8 3.1 1.5 9.7 1.87 8.15 -0.7 -0.1
2012 CSP AAA 2 0 0 13 0 17.7 9 1 20 0 64% .214 4.6 0.5 0.0 10.2 0.57 1.02 5.9 0.6
2013 RNO AAA 0 0 2 12 0 11.7 12 6 23 1 31% .440 9.3 4.6 0.8 17.7 1.54 4.63 4.9 0.5
2013 ARI MLB 4 1 0 61 0 52.7 50 15 53 3 49% .326 8.5 2.6 0.5 9.1 1.23 2.91 6.8 0.7
2014 RNO AAA 3 2 1 43 0 45.7 34 20 44 3 45% .259 6.7 3.9 0.6 8.7 1.18 0.99 8.2 0.8
2014 ARI MLB 0 3 0 29 0 29.0 27 9 35 3 36% .338 8.4 2.8 0.9 10.9 1.24 4.34 3.8 0.4

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 328 0.4939 0.4832 0.7532 0.6605 0.3072 0.8411 0.5686 0.2468
2013 877 0.4937 0.4732 0.7759 0.6351 0.3153 0.8618 0.6071 0.2241
2014 438 0.4726 0.4361 0.7487 0.5797 0.3074 0.8500 0.5775 0.2513
Career16430.48810.46530.76410.62540.31160.85450.59150.2359

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-09 2009-09-08 Minors 152 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-08
2008-08-25 2008-09-06 Minors 12 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $510,000
2013 ARI $
2012 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 27 d1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/3/13 after being DFA by Colorado 3/29/13. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Oakland 4/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Colorado 8/11/12.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2006 (9-258) (LSU). $16,000 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 0 0 0 0 0 79.7 55 20 84 6 .267 0.94 2.18 2.37 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 72.8 54 20 77 6 .283 1.02 2.56 2.78 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 68.0 54 19 72 6 .296 1.08 2.83 3.08 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 63.9 53 19 67 6 .306 1.13 3.07 3.34 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 60.2 52 19 64 6 .316 1.18 3.30 3.59 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 56.6 51 18 60 6 .325 1.23 3.53 3.84 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 52.8 50 18 56 5 .336 1.29 3.79 4.11 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 48.4 48 17 51 5 .348 1.36 4.08 4.44 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 42.6 46 16 45 5 .364 1.46 4.51 4.9 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000059.55118636.3131.173.273.550.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 35% 21% 23% 70%

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
20153031051054471855648.3091.213.393.697.93.09.21.00.8
20163121047050451551548.3201.213.393.698.22.79.20.90.7
20173231055058491859548.3031.163.113.387.62.89.20.81.1
20183331051054481656548.3161.183.313.608.02.79.30.80.9
20193431048051451451548.3151.163.333.628.02.59.10.90.8
20203521045048431348548.3181.173.343.638.12.59.10.90.7
20213621043045411346548.3171.193.323.618.12.69.11.00.7
20223721040043391243448.3181.203.383.678.22.59.10.80.6
20233821040042381141448.3171.173.383.688.12.48.80.90.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
14.412.3910.65.83.552.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Michael Wuertz 2008 4.63
2 87 Heath Bell 2007 2.11
3 86 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
4 85 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
5 85 Steve Delabar 2013 3.84
6 84 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
7 84 Jason Motte 2011 2.91
8 84 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
9 84 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
10 83 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
11 83 Juan Salas 2008 7.11
12 83 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
13 83 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
14 82 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
15 82 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
16 82 Dennis Sarfate 2010 0.00 DNP
17 82 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
18 82 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
19 81 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
20 81 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
21 81 Jose Veras 2010 3.75
22 80 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
23 80 Blaine Neal 2007 0.00 DNP
24 80 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
25 80 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
26 80 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
27 80 Shawn Kelley 2013 4.72
28 80 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
29 80 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
30 80 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
31 80 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
32 79 Taylor Tankersley 2012 0.00 DNP
33 79 Sean Henn 2010 0.00 DNP
34 79 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
35 79 Kevin Gregg 2007 3.64
36 79 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
37 79 Neil Wagner 2013 4.03
38 79 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
39 79 Jason Bulger 2008 7.31
40 79 Juan Gutierrez 2013 4.72
41 79 Will Ohman 2007 4.95
42 79 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
43 78 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
44 78 Edwar Ramirez 2010 5.73
45 78 Dan Wheeler 2007 5.79
46 78 John Axford 2012 5.45
47 78 Jason Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
48 78 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
49 78 Neal Cotts 2009 7.36
50 78 Yhency Brazoban 2009 0.00 DNP
51 78 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
52 77 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
53 77 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
54 77 Santiago Casilla 2010 2.28
55 77 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
56 77 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
57 77 Chad Cordero 2011 0.00 DNP
58 77 Matt Riley 2009 0.00 DNP
59 77 Jaime Cerda 2008 0.00 DNP
60 77 Alex Hinshaw 2012 6.04
61 77 Cory Wade 2012 6.69
62 77 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
63 77 Saul Rivera 2007 3.68
64 77 Mike Zagurski 2012 5.79
65 77 Chad Orvella 2010 0.00 DNP
66 77 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
67 77 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
68 76 Jason Frasor 2007 4.58
69 76 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
70 76 Beau Vaughan 2010 0.00 DNP
71 76 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
72 76 Jesse Carlson 2010 4.61
73 76 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
74 76 Jose Valverde 2007 2.94
75 76 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
76 76 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
77 76 Francis Beltran 2009 0.00 DNP
78 76 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
79 76 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
80 76 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
81 76 Anthony Slama 2013 0.00 DNP
82 76 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
83 76 Jose Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
84 76 John Grabow 2008 2.96
85 76 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
86 76 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
87 76 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
88 75 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
89 75 Corey Madden 2013 0.00 DNP
90 75 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
91 75 Jose Valdez 2012 3.00
92 75 Henry Owens 2008 0.00 DNP
93 75 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
94 75 Roman Colon 2009 4.83
95 75 Ryan Bukvich 2007 5.80
96 75 Jon Rauch 2008 4.52
97 75 Jensen Lewis 2013 0.00 DNP
98 75 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
99 75 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
100 75 Wilton Lopez 2013 4.18

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .277 .271 .222
11 vs R (Multi) .297 .352 .456 .282
18 Split (Multi) -.068 -.076 -.185 -.060
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .221 .262 .247 .201
31 vs R (2013) .277 .338 .420 .269
38 Split (2013) -.057 -.076 -.173 -.068
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Harris, taken by the Rockies in the ninth round of the 2006 draft out of Louisiana State, has been a hit-prevention machine in six minor-league seasons despite pitching in tough environments. He was anything but that in his first shot at the big leagues. Lefties hit him hard, and righties hit him harder. Harris, who attended the same high school as Xavier Paul, features a low-90s fastball and a slow curve. As a right-hander with so-so velocity, his command must be outstanding—as it has been in the minors—for him to succeed.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their BettsR.J. Anderson2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 19, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Going Down 'hillR.J. Anderson2014-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewJason Wojciechowski2014-03-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedSam Miller2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedBen Carsley2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Couple of ClinchersDaniel Rathman2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By AttritionSam Miller2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian KennedyR.J. Anderson2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Getting to Know the New Insane Strikeout Rate RelieversBen Lindbergh2013-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Barton ParcelR.J. Anderson2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ramon ManiaR.J. Anderson2013-04-09
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-07
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 7, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-07
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for Sept. 28: Bobby Abreu, All AloneLarry Granillo2012-09-29


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Will Harris has thrown 1,638 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (92mph) and Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Change (83mph).