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Portrait of Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 119.7 6 11 0 88 5.26 0.6
Birth Date12-29-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2007 CHN 24 8 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 7 1 1 0 11 4 4 0 13 0.82 1.91 2.06 4.0 0.4
2008 CHN 25 21 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 2 2 0 0 0 0 142 39 24 20 2 59 18 15 3 23 6.51 4.66 4.92 1.5 0.2
2009 CHN 26 8 4 27.7 22.0 5.7 3 1 0 0 2 0 120 23 8 8 3 35 18 17 2 13 2.60 5.70 6.16 -0.6 -0.1
2009 PIT 26 10 10 53.3 53.3 0.0 1 8 0 0 2 0 254 74 47 41 8 119 26 24 2 39 6.92 5.12 5.32 0.5 0.1
Career4714119.775.344.3611004055814380701322466607885.264.855.125.40.6

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
2004 DEL A 4 2 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ABE A- 9 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DEL A 28 28 152.3 4.03 103 .261 .259 .337 .392 .263 .349 82 27.8 2.7 27.8 2.7
2006 FRD A+ 28 27 148.1 5.83 68 .267 .260 .341 .382 .259 .301 88 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2007 CHN MLB 8 0 11.0 2.06 158 .183 .264 .319 .405 .248 .280 103 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2007 TEN AA 18 17 102.0 4.87 94 .247 .250 .329 .381 .261 .297 100 5.9 0.6 5.2 0.6
2007 IOW AAA 9 8 56.0 5.17 105 .256 .277 .338 .427 .257 .292 112 8.6 0.8 11.9 1.2
2008 CHN MLB 21 0 27.7 4.92 97 .313 .259 .324 .397 .257 .385 103 2.2 0.2 1.5 0.2
2008 TEN AA 1 1 3.0 2.87 138 .209 .229 .310 .336 .234 .286 100 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 IOW AAA 26 10 57.7 3.88 129 .191 .265 .338 .431 .254 .255 108 16.6 1.6 17.9 1.9
2009 CHN MLB 8 4 27.7 6.16 64 .256 .258 .320 .404 .254 .238 100 -1.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1
2009 PIT MLB 10 10 53.3 5.32 80 .322 .262 .329 .420 .264 .369 98 -0.3 -0.0 0.5 0.1
2009 PEO A 1 1 4.0 7.52 36 .236 .254 .355 .363 .262 .182 103 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA 22 6 52.3 3.96 100 .226 .266 .329 .406 .271 .262 84 5.1 0.5 8.3 0.8
2010 IND AAA 5 4 17.3 6.17 74 .269 .268 .335 .429 .259 .340 104 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 -0.1
2012 LEO Wnt 2 2 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2004 DEL A 2 0 0 4 2 14.3 13 5 16 0 0% .351 8.2 3.1 0.0 10.1 1.26 3.78 0.0 0.0
2004 ABE A- 3 0 1 9 0 14.3 10 7 16 0 0% .270 6.3 4.4 0.0 10.1 1.19 3.78 0.0 0.0
2005 DEL A 9 8 0 28 28 152.3 170 54 164 9 48% .349 10.0 3.2 0.5 9.7 1.47 4.55 27.8 2.7
2006 FRD A+ 6 11 0 28 27 148.1 149 65 122 18 50% .301 9.1 4.0 1.1 7.4 1.44 4.62 3.4 0.3
2007 CHN MLB 0 0 0 8 0 11.0 7 4 13 0 40% .280 5.7 3.3 0.0 10.6 1.00 0.82 4.0 0.4
2007 TEN AA 8 5 0 18 17 102.0 100 27 92 13 53% .297 8.8 2.4 1.1 8.1 1.25 4.24 5.2 0.6
2007 IOW AAA 4 1 0 9 8 56.0 56 23 39 6 50% .292 9.0 3.7 1.0 6.3 1.41 3.54 11.9 1.2
2008 IOW AAA 4 2 5 26 10 57.7 38 20 63 3 44% .255 5.9 3.1 0.5 9.8 1.01 2.81 17.9 1.9
2008 CHN MLB 2 2 0 21 0 27.7 39 18 23 2 59% .385 12.7 5.9 0.7 7.5 2.06 6.51 1.5 0.2
2008 TEN AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 2 3 0 57% .286 6.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 1.33 3.00 0.8 0.1
2009 IOW AAA 3 3 3 22 6 52.3 39 20 57 5 44% .262 6.7 3.4 0.9 9.8 1.13 3.10 8.3 0.8
2009 PIT MLB 1 8 0 10 10 53.3 74 26 39 8 45% .369 12.5 4.4 1.4 6.6 1.88 6.92 0.5 0.1
2009 PEO A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 1 3 1 42% .182 6.8 2.2 2.2 6.8 1.00 4.50 -0.6 -0.1
2009 CHN MLB 3 1 0 8 4 27.7 23 18 13 3 44% .238 7.5 5.9 1.0 4.2 1.48 2.60 -0.6 -0.1
2010 IND AAA 1 0 1 5 4 17.3 18 11 19 1 37% .340 9.4 5.7 0.5 9.9 1.68 6.76 -0.4 -0.1
2012 LEO Wnt 0 1 0 2 2 2.3 10 4 0 3 0% .500 38.6 15.4 11.6 0.0 6.00 27.00 0.0 0.0

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 562 0.4662 0.4822 0.7528 0.6756 0.3133 0.8475 0.5745 0.2472
2009 1448 0.4744 0.4460 0.8261 0.6492 0.2602 0.8969 0.6667 0.1724
Career20100.47210.45610.80560.65660.2750.88310.64090.1933

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-09 2011-08-09 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Arthroscopic 2011-08-09 -
2011-03-18 2011-09-29 60-DL 195 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2010-05-04
2010-04-29 2010-09-07 Minors 131 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-05-04
2009-09-30 2009-10-05 DTD 5 5 Trunk Strain Ribcage -
2008-06-19 2008-06-28 Minors 9 0 Head Concussion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 PIT $417,000
2008 CHN $392,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$809,500
2 yrTotal$809,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 33 d1 year/$0.417M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/25/09. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3925M (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 9/4/07.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 12/7/06.
  • Drafted 2004 (11-319) (Maryland).

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Hart shares a name with a comedian, but any laughing during his Pirates career has come at his expense. Part of the John Grabow trade, Hart threw 50 replacement-level innings in 2009, then tore his labrum early in 2010 and has not pitched since. Hart needs to get back onto a mound before anyone can forecast what the next step will be. Still, the Pirates had intentions of transitioning him to the bullpen. Such a move makes sense, as Hart is blessed with mid-90s heat and a ferocious slider, yet lacks a worthwhile third offering.
2011 Some seasons a pitcher would have been better off staying in bed. Hart failed to win the fifth starter's job in spring training, then had and his ended by a torn labrum. The Pirates expect Hart to be ready for the start of the season, but the larger problem is that he is out of minor-league options, which means that the most minor-league time they could buy for him without sneaking him through waivers is a 30-day injury rehabilitation assignment. He'd likely need more than that to get completely back into pitching shape. The Pirates plan to use Hart as a reliever when he does return, which suits him better since his changeup isn't a very good pitch, but he does have two plus offerings in a low-90s fastball and a slider.
2010 The Pirates put Hart into their starting rotation after acquiring him from the Cubs in their deadline deal last season, and he was generally awful. Watching his starts was agonizing, as he would continually nibble at the edges of the strike zone, fall behind in the count, run up big pitch counts in the early innings, and cause his fielders and the fans to nod off. The Pirates believe he has the ability to be a starter, but many scouts feel he is better suited to a short relief role, where he could use his 95 mph fastball and not worry about pacing himself. Hart will have to fight to reclaim a rotation spot in spring training, but if he disappoints his last few believers in the organization, the bullpen beckons.
2009 Already something of a steal—the Cubs got him from the Orioles for Freddie Bynum, for Pete (Gammons') sake—Hart's role has bounced around a bit, but his mix of low-90s heat and a cutter seems to be pointing him pen-wards. He's not going to break out, but a guy good enough to be an extra arm in the pen is always worth having, and his coming this far is a tribute to the team's scouting effort.
2008 More a grinder than any sort of prospect, Kevin Hart is a smart pitcher who makes the most out of middling stuff, but will likely be exposed in the big leagues because of his propensity to give up home runs.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Transaction Analysis Blog: Option Day Craziness Part ThreeR.J. Anderson2011-11-01
Collateral Damage: Pinpointing Pitcher InjuriesCorey Dawkins2011-06-29
Collateral Damage: Pinpointing Pitcher InjuriesBen Lindbergh2011-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Should the Pirates Walk the Plank?R.J. Anderson2011-05-24
Painting the Black: Players Out of OptionsR.J. Anderson2011-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Pittsburgh PiratesJohn Perrotto2010-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL CentralChristina Kahrl2010-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2010-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Overrating Fifth StartersTommy Bennett2010-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Righting The ShipJohn Perrotto2010-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Pirates AdriftKevin Goldstein2009-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Hit ParadeJay Jaffe2009-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rust Belt Teams Rusted Out?John Perrotto2009-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day ActionChristina Kahrl2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Metastrophe?Will Carroll2009-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Weekend ShuffleChristina Kahrl2009-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Bits and PiecesChristina Kahrl2009-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessSecond-Half Prescriptions: NLBaseball Prospectus2009-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Wrigley ResolutionChristina Kahrl2009-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cubby QuartetChristina Kahrl2009-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFreebies?: The Seach for Good, Cheap ReliefBen Lindbergh2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Strange but Memorable BrewJay Jaffe2008-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Moving Forward to RewindJohn Perrotto2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: JiggeringChristina Kahrl2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cubs Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Missing the CutJeff Erickson2008-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Unless You're Still PlayingBryan Smith2007-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Division Series, Day TwoJoe Sheehan2007-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Tribe Success, and Its DuplicationJohn Perrotto2007-09-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)For a team that can't add payroll right now, Grabow and Gorz are good pickups for only Kevin Hart, right?
(strupp from Madison)
I think Grabow was a nice pull, given the Cubs' time horizon and needs, and there's not much in that system they can trade and feel bad about losing. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)The back end of the Cubs rotation... You have two duds (Marquis, Dempster), the aging prodigal son (Lieber) , the youngster in Lou's doghouse (Marshall), and the unproven guys (Gallagher, Kevin Hart, maybe even Neil Cotts or Samardjiza but unlikely). Who should win and who will win out the last two spots?
(Hank from Lincoln Park)
First, let's take Jeff Samardjiza out of the discussion. He's more likely to be the Bears' flanker next year than the Cubs' fifth starter. Out of that group, I actually sort of like Ryan Dempster, and I think Jon Lieber should be perfectly adequate. (Nate Silver)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kevin Hart threw 2,116 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph). He also rarely threw a Change (86mph).