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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.0 4.22 1.36 24 1 1 0 0.1
Birth Date5-30-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12010
0.52011
0.32012
2013
0.12014
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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
2010 CLE 26 40 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 189 48 22 20 6 80 9 9 2 24 4.03 4.46 5.07 0.9 0.1
2011 CLE 27 40 0 56.3 0.0 56.3 4 0 0 1 0 0 253 71 35 32 7 109 16 15 0 34 5.11 4.32 4.41 5.5 0.5
2012 CLE 28 15 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 12 5 5 1 21 4 4 0 14 2.33 2.89 3.42 2.8 0.3
Career950120.30.0120.341120051313162571421029282724.264.144.519.30.9

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
2006 LKC A 26 26 122.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 KIN A+ 26 26 146.0 5.60 82 .261 .261 .335 .385 .255 .307 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 KIN A+ 1 1 5.3 5.48 77 .313 .257 .315 .397 .252 .368 95 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 AKR AA 23 23 131.7 4.67 102 .241 .265 .339 .407 .259 .299 102 14.0 1.4 14.0 1.4
2008 BUF AAA 2 2 13.0 3.78 114 .246 .266 .329 .424 .267 .294 93 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2009 AKR AA 5 5 30.7 5.86 61 .233 .254 .323 .373 .259 .235 95 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2009 COH AAA 44 0 76.0 3.85 121 .229 .262 .323 .396 .246 .319 114 14.6 1.4 14.6 1.4
2009 AGU Wnt 11 0 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CLE MLB 40 0 44.7 5.07 93 .265 .265 .329 .415 .260 .286 106 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 COH AAA 19 0 28.7 3.58 125 .142 .256 .329 .406 .255 .200 106 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2011 CLE MLB 40 0 56.3 4.41 103 .288 .262 .324 .419 .265 .327 102 5.6 0.6 5.5 0.5
2011 COH AAA 9 0 10.7 6.33 74 .251 .278 .341 .423 .264 .387 112 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 CLE MLB 15 0 19.3 3.42 121 .180 .261 .318 .416 .261 .212 98 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2012 COH AAA 42 0 52.7 4.92 101 .255 .254 .324 .379 .250 .347 112 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2014 COH AAA 28 0 29.7 5.61 81 .291 .260 .326 .397 .249 .306 104 0.4 0.0 0.4 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
2006 LKC A 4 6 0 26 26 122.0 122 47 89 8 0% .301 9.0 3.5 0.6 6.6 1.39 3.91 0.0 0.0
2007 KIN A+ 11 5 0 26 26 146.0 163 28 88 15 46% .307 10.0 1.7 0.9 5.4 1.31 4.01 -0.6 -0.1
2008 BUF AAA 0 2 0 2 2 13.0 11 6 14 1 51% .294 7.6 4.2 0.7 9.7 1.31 1.38 1.6 0.2
2008 KIN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 5.3 8 1 4 1 50% .368 13.6 1.7 1.7 6.8 1.70 11.89 -0.2 -0.0
2008 AKR AA 11 6 0 23 23 131.7 142 36 86 9 34% .299 9.7 2.5 0.6 5.9 1.35 4.10 14.0 1.4
2009 COH AAA 2 3 2 44 0 76.0 83 13 50 3 37% .319 9.8 1.5 0.4 5.9 1.26 2.96 14.6 1.4
2009 AGU Wnt 1 0 0 11 0 12.0 13 4 6 2 0% .268 9.8 3.0 1.5 4.5 1.42 2.25 0.0 0.0
2009 AKR AA 2 1 0 5 5 30.7 27 5 12 4 50% .235 7.9 1.5 1.2 3.5 1.04 2.93 -2.5 -0.3
2010 COH AAA 3 0 2 19 0 28.7 15 8 22 0 47% .200 4.7 2.5 0.0 6.9 0.80 0.31 4.8 0.5
2010 CLE MLB 0 1 1 40 0 44.7 48 9 24 6 37% .286 9.7 1.8 1.2 4.8 1.28 4.03 0.9 0.1
2011 COH AAA 0 0 0 9 0 10.7 13 4 12 1 50% .387 11.0 3.4 0.8 10.1 1.59 5.91 -0.3 -0.0
2011 CLE MLB 4 0 0 40 0 56.3 71 16 34 7 33% .327 11.3 2.6 1.1 5.4 1.54 5.11 5.5 0.5
2012 COH AAA 2 2 8 42 0 52.7 58 15 58 8 39% .347 9.9 2.6 1.4 9.9 1.39 4.78 4.6 0.5
2012 CLE MLB 0 0 0 15 0 19.3 12 4 14 1 40% .212 5.6 1.9 0.5 6.5 0.83 2.33 2.8 0.3
2014 COH AAA 1 1 0 28 0 29.7 32 19 30 6 32% .306 9.7 5.8 1.8 9.1 1.72 6.37 0.4 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
2010 747 0.5797 0.4766 0.8764 0.6374 0.2548 0.8949 0.8125 0.1208
2011 998 0.5611 0.5200 0.8401 0.7071 0.2808 0.8611 0.7724 0.1599
2012 295 0.5525 0.4610 0.8015 0.6810 0.1894 0.8649 0.5200 0.1985
Career20400.56670.49560.84780.67780.25810.8740.75060.1512

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-25 2014-08-11 Minors 17 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2013-03-25 2013-10-03 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-03-13 -
2013-02-26 2013-03-25 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-03-13 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $495,500
2012 CLE $
2011 CLE $419,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$915,300
2 yrTotal$915,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 147 d1 year/$0.56M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Cleveland 3/30/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4955M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4198M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 6/4/10.
  • Signed 2005 as an amateur free agent (Harvard).

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 2.1 0.9 0.3 40 0 51.3 45 11 36 5 .261 1.10 3.12 3.39 7.9 0.8
80o 1.9 0.8 0.3 35 0 45.5 43 11 32 5 .275 1.19 3.49 3.79 4.9 0.5
70o 1.7 0.7 0.2 32 0 41.4 41 10 29 4 .286 1.25 3.76 4.09 3.0 0.3
60o 1.5 0.6 0.2 30 0 38.0 40 10 26 4 .295 1.30 4.00 4.34 1.6 0.2
50o 1.4 0.5 0.2 27 0 34.9 38 9 24 4 .303 1.36 4.22 4.59 0.5 0.0
40o 1.2 0.5 0.2 25 0 31.9 36 9 22 4 .311 1.41 4.45 4.83 -0.4 -0.0
30o 1.1 0.4 0.1 22 0 28.7 34 8 20 4 .320 1.47 4.69 5.1 -1.3 -0.1
20o 0.9 0.3 0.1 20 0 25.1 31 8 17 3 .330 1.54 4.98 5.42 -2.0 -0.2
10o 0.7 0.2 0.1 16 0 20.2 27 7 14 3 .345 1.64 5.40 5.87 -2.7 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.30.50.227034.2379244.3011.344.194.560.60.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
12% 21% 12% 14% 43%

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
20153121038049531335639.3051.354.324.699.72.46.41.10.2
20163221040052551435639.2941.324.124.479.52.46.01.00.3
20173321036047521231639.3061.374.414.7910.02.36.01.20.1
20183421034044481129639.3021.354.384.779.92.36.01.20.1
20193521032042461127539.3031.374.354.739.92.45.81.10.1
20203621031040441027539.3021.364.314.6810.02.36.11.10.1
2021371102903842924539.3031.354.354.7310.02.25.71.20.1
2022381102803741924539.3031.364.374.7510.12.25.91.20.1
2023391102803640923539.3021.374.404.7910.12.35.81.30.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.86.524.51.4420.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
2 85 Merkin Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
3 84 Jeff Gray 2012 5.88
4 84 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
5 84 Blaine Neal 2008 0.00 DNP
6 83 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
7 83 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
8 83 Ramon Troncoso 2013 6.60
9 83 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
10 83 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
11 83 Jon Adkins 2008 2.45
12 83 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
13 82 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
14 82 Chad Cordero 2012 0.00 DNP
15 82 Mike Adams 2009 2.19
16 81 Tom Mastny 2011 0.00 DNP
17 81 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
18 81 Leo Rosales 2011 0.00 DNP
19 81 Cory Wade 2013 0.00 DNP
20 81 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
21 81 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
22 81 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
23 80 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
24 80 Gary Majewski 2010 22.50
25 80 Sean Henn 2011 0.00 DNP
26 80 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
27 80 Josh Roenicke 2013 4.35
28 80 Victor Marte 2011 0.00 DNP
29 80 Chris Spurling 2007 5.76
30 80 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
31 80 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
32 79 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
33 79 Jairo Asencio 2013 7.71
34 79 Rocky Cherry 2010 0.00 DNP
35 79 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
36 79 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
37 79 Jesse Carlson 2011 0.00 DNP
38 79 Chris Bootcheck 2009 11.05
39 79 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
40 78 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
41 78 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
42 78 Ryan Braun 2011 0.00 DNP
43 78 Levale Speigner 2011 0.00 DNP
44 78 Dale Thayer 2011 3.48
45 78 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
46 78 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
47 78 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
48 78 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
49 77 Andrew Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
50 77 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
51 77 Ryan Speier 2010 0.00 DNP
52 77 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
53 77 Carlos Muniz 2011 0.00 DNP
54 77 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
55 77 Tim Wood 2013 0.00 DNP
56 77 Bobby Seay 2008 4.31
57 77 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
58 77 Blaine Boyer 2012 0.00 DNP
59 76 Roman Colon 2010 18.00
60 76 Angel Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
61 76 Todd Coffey 2011 3.77
62 76 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
63 76 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
64 76 Chris Schroder 2009 0.00 DNP
65 76 Adam Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
66 75 Neal Cotts 2010 0.00 DNP
67 75 Heath Bell 2008 3.58
68 75 Matt Belisle 2010 3.23
69 75 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
70 75 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
71 75 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
72 75 Carmen Cali 2009 0.00 DNP
73 75 Dustin Nippert 2011 0.00 DNP
74 75 Matt Ginter 2008 5.14
75 75 Matt Daley 2012 0.00 DNP
76 75 Ben Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
77 75 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
78 75 George Sherrill 2007 2.36
79 75 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
80 74 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
81 74 Carlos Fisher 2013 0.00 DNP
82 74 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP
83 74 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
84 74 Jeff Fulchino 2010 5.70
85 74 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
86 74 Logan Kensing 2013 0.00
87 74 Jim Hoey 2013 0.00 DNP
88 74 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP
89 74 Ryan Bukvich 2008 6.75
90 74 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
91 74 Jordan De Jong 2009 0.00 DNP
92 74 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
93 74 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
94 74 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
95 74 Manny Corpas 2013 4.54
96 74 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
97 74 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
98 74 Jason Urquidez 2013 0.00 DNP
99 74 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
100 74 Amauri Sanit 2010 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Each time Herrmann has appeared in the pages of a Baseball Prospectus annual, mention is made of his Harvard diploma, so we promise not to bring it up this year. Oops. Never mind. It's actually not fair, because Herrmann has more going for him than an Ivy League education; he's on the verge of becoming a capable middle reliever. Herrmann has always had a great arm, capable of sitting comfortably at 95 mph with his fastball, but up until last year, he was vulnerable when behind in the count and hitters sat on the heater. Last year, he added a curveball that has the makings of a very effective pitch, which should give him an alternative to his splitter to throw in tough counts. Herrmann is smart and athletic and seems capable of taking the next step toward being a quality middle-innings arm.
2012 The first Harvard man to make the majors since the 1980s, Herrmann has spent most of the past two seasons in Cleveland. Despite solid command, his lack of put-away stuff typecasts him as a seventh reliever type. He doesn't strike anybody out, and throwing his fastball three-quarters of the time, he allows far too many fly balls to function as more than organizational depth. With many of Cleveland's young relief prospects ready to make a major league impact, Herrman will likely see his MLB/Triple-A split reversed in 2012.
2011 After pitching 40 games in 2010, Herrmann now ranks third in big-league appearances among Harvard men—not that it's an impressive list. To move up the list (Walter Clarkson is next with 78), he's going to have to figure out how to miss more bats. A mid-90s fastball was enough to achieve that goal in the minors, but without a consistent breaking ball to back it up, big-league hitters could sit on the pitch and torch him. The good news is that if this whole baseball thing doesn't work out, with an economics degree from Harvard he can probably get a Wall St. job that pays more than major-league minimum.

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  Title Author Date
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Taking Central StageJohn Perrotto2011-08-10
Transaction Analysis: Opportunity KnocksBen Lindbergh2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Cleveland IndiansMarc Normandin2011-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Cleveland IndiansCorey Dawkins2011-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Frank HerrmannDavid Laurila2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Manny Being Manny with a SAP ButtonJohn Perrotto2010-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: The UndraftedJeff Euston2010-06-10
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04


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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, Frank Herrmann threw 1,999 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph).