Biographical

Portrait of Johnny Hellweg

Johnny Hellweg PBrewers

Brewers Player Cards | Brewers Team Audit | Brewers Depth Chart

2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 5.40 1.62 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date10-29-1988
Height6' 9"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.92013
0.02014
+proj
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
2013 MIL 24 8 7 30.7 29.7 1.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 162 40 30 23 3 54 26 26 8 9 6.75 7.03 7.45 -7.2 -0.9
Career8730.729.71.01400101624030233542626896.757.037.45-7.2-0.9

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
2008 ANG Rk 14 3 21.7 7.29 65 .329 .260 .343 .378 .263 .300 108 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2009 CDR A 5 0 6.7 4.17 108 .262 .243 .315 .351 .252 .222 101 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 ANG Rk 18 0 24.3 3.67 126 .200 .265 .334 .364 .262 .280 96 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2010 CDR A 41 0 43.7 5.59 86 .224 .256 .339 .387 .259 .216 105 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 SBR A+ 28 14 89.3 3.60 127 .260 .282 .348 .439 .274 .340 96 21.7 2.1 21.7 2.1
2012 ARK AA 21 21 119.7 5.59 60 .274 .255 .321 .389 .262 .286 89 -7.1 -0.8 -7.1 -0.8
2012 HUN AA 7 2 20.0 5.27 89 .225 .244 .322 .364 .252 .291 107 1.4 0.1 1.5 0.2
2012 PDD Wnt 9 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 8 7 30.7 7.45 27 .335 .250 .314 .393 .255 .319 106 -6.2 -0.7 -7.2 -0.9
2013 WIS A 1 1 6.0 4.29 116 .207 .244 .306 .376 .245 .263 111 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 NAS AAA 23 23 125.7 5.41 78 .252 .256 .329 .392 .261 .270 93 1.5 0.1 2.8 0.5
2014 NAS AAA 4 4 20.0 7.10 46 .319 .272 .339 .428 .271 .323 93 -2.0 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 ANG Rk 1 0 0 14 3 21.7 19 38 25 1 41% .300 7.9 15.8 0.4 10.4 2.63 4.98 -2.2 -0.2
2009 CDR A 0 0 2 5 0 6.7 4 7 7 0 50% .222 5.4 9.4 0.0 9.4 1.64 1.34 0.7 0.1
2009 ANG Rk 2 1 6 18 0 24.3 16 8 25 0 50% .280 5.9 3.0 0.0 9.3 0.99 2.96 4.2 0.4
2010 CDR A 2 4 16 41 0 43.7 20 45 66 2 50% .216 4.1 9.3 0.4 13.6 1.49 4.32 0.4 0.0
2011 SBR A+ 6 4 0 28 14 89.3 75 59 113 2 61% .340 7.6 5.9 0.2 11.4 1.50 3.73 21.7 2.1
2012 PDD Wnt 0 1 2 9 0 13.0 11 7 8 0 0% .289 7.6 4.8 0.0 5.5 1.38 2.08 0.0 0.0
2012 ARK AA 5 10 0 21 21 119.7 105 60 88 8 56% .286 7.9 4.5 0.6 6.6 1.38 3.38 -7.1 -0.8
2012 HUN AA 2 1 0 7 2 20.0 16 15 17 0 69% .291 7.2 6.8 0.0 7.7 1.55 2.70 1.5 0.2
2013 NAS AAA 12 5 0 23 23 125.7 103 81 89 6 59% .270 7.4 5.8 0.4 6.4 1.46 3.15 2.8 0.5
2013 WIS A 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 5 2 4 0 47% .263 7.5 3.0 0.0 6.0 1.17 3.00 0.9 0.1
2013 MIL MLB 1 4 0 8 7 30.7 40 26 9 3 58% .319 11.7 7.6 0.9 2.6 2.15 6.75 -7.2 -0.9
2014 NAS AAA 1 2 0 4 4 20.0 21 15 12 1 62% .323 9.4 6.8 0.5 5.4 1.80 4.95 -2.4 -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
2013 614 0.5016 0.3860 0.9030 0.5877 0.1830 0.9116 0.8750 0.0928
Career6140.50160.3860.9030.58770.1830.91160.8750.0928

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-21 2014-09-02 Minors 134 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-29 -
2011-08-16 2011-08-27 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-16 2011-06-03 Minors 18 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $
2013 MIL $
2012 ANA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 42 dJeff Berry1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/18/11. Re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from LA Angels 7/27/12 (Greinke deal).
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2008 (16-499) (Florida CC, Jacksonville). $0.15M 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 2.5 1.6 0 34 3 63.2 52 34 44 6 .264 1.35 4.11 4.47 2.4 0.2
80o 2.5 1.6 0 34 3 58.3 50 33 40 6 .276 1.43 4.50 4.89 0.0 0.0
70o 2.4 1.7 0 34 3 54.8 49 32 38 6 .285 1.49 4.79 5.2 -1.7 -0.2
60o 2.3 1.7 0 34 3 51.9 48 32 36 5 .293 1.54 5.04 5.47 -3.2 -0.3
50o 2.3 1.7 0 34 3 49.2 48 31 34 5 .300 1.60 5.27 5.73 -4.6 -0.5
40o 2.3 1.7 0 34 3 46.6 46 30 32 5 .307 1.65 5.51 5.99 -6.0 -0.6
30o 2.2 1.7 0 34 3 43.8 45 30 30 5 .314 1.71 5.77 6.28 -7.6 -0.8
20o 2.1 1.7 0 34 3 40.7 44 29 28 5 .324 1.78 6.08 6.61 -9.3 -0.9
10o 2 1.8 0 34 3 36.4 41 27 25 5 .336 1.88 6.52 7.09 -11.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean2.31.7034349.04731345.2981.595.255.7-4.5-0.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 33% 6% 23% 42%

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
20152643058584795263952.3011.575.175.618.55.66.81.0-0.6
20162732047467644451852.3041.605.355.828.65.96.81.1-0.6
20172832044363613847752.3061.565.145.598.75.46.71.0-0.4
20182932046467633949752.3001.535.055.498.55.36.60.9-0.4
20193032043362583548752.3021.514.965.398.55.17.01.0-0.3
20203132040358553344752.3021.525.065.508.55.16.81.1-0.3
20213222037354523139652.3021.555.145.598.75.26.51.0-0.4
20223322036352502939652.3011.535.015.458.75.16.81.0-0.3
20233422034349472736652.3011.525.055.498.75.06.71.1-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.91.50.10.81.315.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Aaron Poreda 2012 0.00 DNP
2 85 Mark Rogers 2011 0.00 DNP
3 84 Zach Phillips 2012 6.00
4 84 Charlie Haeger 2009 3.32
5 83 Joe Gardner 2013 0.00 DNP
6 82 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
7 82 Connor Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
8 82 Elvin Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
9 82 Kyle Cofield 2012 0.00 DNP
10 81 Brooks Brown 2010 0.00 DNP
11 80 Juan Morillo 2009 22.50
12 80 Waldis Joaquin 2012 0.00 DNP
13 80 Rafael Dolis 2013 3.60
14 80 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
15 79 Josh Rupe 2008 5.14
16 79 Charlie Leesman 2012 0.00 DNP
17 79 Joe Kelly 2013 3.05
18 78 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
19 78 Robert Mosebach 2010 0.00 DNP
20 78 D.J. Mitchell 2012 3.86
21 77 Bryan Shaw 2013 3.84
22 77 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
23 77 Gregory Infante 2013 0.00 DNP
24 77 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
25 77 Greg Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
26 77 Josh Stinson 2013 3.71
27 77 Brandon League 2008 2.45
28 76 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
29 76 Eddie Kunz 2011 0.00 DNP
30 76 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
31 76 Justin Berg 2009 0.75
32 76 Clayton Tanner 2013 0.00 DNP
33 76 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
34 76 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
35 76 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
36 76 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
37 76 Kyle Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
38 76 Jeremy Jeffress 2013 0.87
39 76 Clayton Richard 2009 4.76
40 76 Nathan Adcock 2013 0.00 DNP
41 75 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
42 75 Bobby Cassevah 2011 2.72
43 75 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
44 75 Jake Arrieta 2011 5.28
45 75 Alex Torres 2013 1.86
46 75 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
47 75 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
48 75 Macay McBride 2008 0.00 DNP
49 75 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
50 75 Garrett Richards 2013 4.59
51 74 Ivan Nova 2012 5.23
52 74 Zach Britton 2013 5.17
53 74 Chorye Spoone 2011 0.00 DNP
54 74 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
55 74 Lance Lynn 2012 3.89
56 74 Zach Jackson 2008 5.86
57 74 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
58 74 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
59 73 Josh Outman 2010 0.00 DNP
60 73 Vin Mazzaro 2012 5.93
61 73 Dallas Keuchel 2013 5.62
62 73 Andrew Cashner 2012 4.47
63 73 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
64 73 Luis Mendoza 2009 36.00
65 73 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
66 73 Renyel Pinto 2008 4.45
67 73 Jason Hirsh 2007 5.05
68 73 Franklin Morales 2011 4.08
69 73 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
70 73 Jon Meloan 2010 0.00 DNP
71 72 Carlos Vasquez 2008 0.00 DNP
72 72 Tyson Ross 2012 6.87
73 72 Wade Davis 2011 4.70
74 72 Dan Jennings 2012 2.84
75 72 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
76 72 Fabio Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
77 72 Brad James 2009 0.00 DNP
78 72 Kyle Waldrop 2011 5.73
79 72 Murphy Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
80 72 Daniel Turpen 2012 0.00 DNP
81 72 Dana Eveland 2009 7.98
82 71 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
83 71 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
84 71 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
85 71 Henry Mabee 2011 0.00 DNP
86 71 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
87 71 Mike Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
88 71 Tim Dillard 2009 12.46
89 71 Alberto Arias 2009 3.94
90 71 Sean Stidfole 2009 0.00 DNP
91 71 Justin Masterson 2010 5.35
92 71 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
93 71 Henry Rodriguez 2012 6.14
94 71 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
95 71 Alex Cobb 2013 2.89
96 71 Logan Ondrusek 2010 3.84
97 71 Denny Bautista 2008 5.22
98 71 Sean Burnett 2008 5.08
99 71 Kameron Loe 2007 6.35
100 71 Craig Westcott 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .381 .540 .603 .383
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .375 .267 .263
18 Split (Multi) .114 .165 .337 .120
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .381 .540 .603 .383
31 vs R (2013) .267 .375 .267 .263
38 Split (2013) .114 .165 .337 .120
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 Long known for his fastball, height, and ridiculous walk rates, Hellweg came to Milwaukee last summer in the Greinke deal. His height giveth, allowing him to throw his mid-90s heater on a steep downward plane and generate tons of groundballs. It also taketh away, as he often struggles to get Mt. Hellweg moving in a repeatable way, leading to variable release points and loss of command. Hellweg's walk rate has gone down since he moved to the rotation two years ago, but so has his strikeout rate, and with a power curve and changeup that haven’t become plus offerings, his future may be in the bullpen. Few prospects have a wider range of likely outcomes, from frontline starter to closer to middle reliever to washout, and Hellweg’s season will be one of the year’s more interesting stories.
2012 The decision to move the 6-foot-9 Hellweg to Inland Empire's rotation was actually just a what-the-hell-else-can-we-try development tactic, not a long-term switch. Starting would give him a fixed time, on a fixed date, to work on his control, and it did need work. As a reliever, he had been unhittable—a dozen strikeouts per nine, the best groundball rate on his team—but he had walked more than a batter per inning three years in a row. Three months after the move, he started the first game of the California League playoffs, having made 14 starts with a 2.12 ERA, three Ks per walk, and five groundouts for every flyout. Hellweg used to be a triple-digits tease, then a sleeper. He's now an actual prospect.
2011 Cedar Rapids closer John Hellweg walked more than a batter per inning in the Midwest League, but was saved from utter disaster by a profusion of strikeouts and grounders. If he ever gets his long limbs under better control, he could find a home in the majors with a team that doesn’t mind taking its pitchers Rauch-sized.

BP Articles

Johnny Hellweg is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9Jeff Moore2014-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 10Jeff Moore2014-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 4Jeff Moore2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: September 19, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chicago FirepowerDaniel Rathman2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: Wednesday, July 3BP Prospect Staff2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: Wednesday, July 3Jason Parks2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Pandamonium Cools with CoorsDaniel Rathman2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Johnny HellwegJason Cole2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Johnny HellwegBret Sayre2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 3BP Prospect Staff2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Hiram BurgosMark Anderson2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Hiram BurgosBret Sayre2013-04-19
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of February 28Jason Martinez2013-03-01
Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation BrewHarry Pavlidis2013-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1Kevin Goldstein2012-08-02
BP Unfiltered: The Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBaseball Prospectus2012-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dipoto Adds Greinke to Ace Collection UPDATEDR.J. Anderson2012-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dipoto Adds Greinke to Ace Collection UPDATEDKevin Goldstein2012-07-27
The Lineup Card: 10 Picks for the 2015 World ChampsBaseball Prospectus2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL West Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Angels Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 7Kevin Goldstein2011-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 1Kevin Goldstein2011-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 14Kevin Goldstein2011-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-01-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was the Hickory team for the Rangers the most star studded prospect team in recent memlryr
(Mark from Charlotte )
Give me the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Mike Trout, Pat Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Johnny Hellweg, Garrett Richards, Ariel Pena, Fabio Martinez, Jean Segura, Randal Grichuk. Man, the Angles traded almost every single one of those guys away. And you wonder why their farm system is barren right now. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann: what gives?
(Tyler from Indy)
The good news for Brewers fans: I'll see Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg this week. The bad news: I don't have a lot of positive on Bradley and Jungmann. I saw Bradley in camp; his stuff was actually slightly better than last season, but it's still very fringe. 88-91 with a little armside life/sink but was up in the zone. The slider has good shape but was soft. Just fringy all around.

I've seen Jungmann a ton, from his college days to a couple times as a pro. Stuff-wise, the biggest plus for Jungmann out of Texas was his fastball. He could sit comfortably at 92-94 with plus life, reaching 95-97 whenever he got into a jam. It looked like a future bat-destroying pitch. The breaking ball was always just okay, and his changeup came and went. Now Jungmann has been more 89-91 in pro ball, and he'll pop a 93 here and there. It looks like a potential back-end starter. He is a competitor who knows how to pitch, and that'll help him, but the stuff has taken a step back, and he hasn't rediscovered his college velocity. (Jason Cole)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat) John Hellweg got some sudden attention in the last half of last year when he switched to the rotation... how has his outlook developed this year?
(beezer from left lane)
He's gone backwards. Control/command still a huge issue. He's just so huge that the delivery is a problem. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ok, the Cubs have me baseball depressed. Again. If I were to pick a Kane County game to go to, which opponent should I try to see?
(Mike from Chicago)
Cedar Rapids. Beyond Trout, they have the best rotation in the league with Skaggs, Martinez and Richards all likely Top 11 prospects in the org and a nice sleeper in giant closer John Hellweg. And I mean GIANT, dude is like 6-9, 230. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Johnny Hellweg threw 634 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph) and Change (86mph).