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Portrait of Frank Herrmann

Frank Herrmann PPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.7 3.80 1.27 39 2 1 2 0.3
Birth Date5-30-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12012
2013
2014
2015
0.32016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CLE MLB 40 0 44.7 0 1 1 48 9 24 6 .260 106 9.7 1.8 1.2 4.8 37% .286 .265 1.28 4.46 4.03 114 6.00 -0.6
2011 CLE MLB 40 0 56.3 4 0 0 71 16 34 7 .265 102 11.3 2.6 1.1 5.4 33% .327 .288 1.54 4.32 5.11 122 6.12 -0.9
2012 CLE MLB 15 0 19.3 0 0 0 12 4 14 1 .261 98 5.6 1.9 0.5 6.5 40% .212 .180 0.83 2.89 2.33 100 4.26 0.1
2016 PHI MLB 3 0 3.0 0 1 0 6 1 5 2 .279 102 18.0 3.0 6.0 15.0 0% .444 .465 2.33 10.53 15.00 117 5.81 -0.0
CareerMLB980123.3421137307716.26310310.02.21.25.634%.300.2711.354.304.521165.78-1.4

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2006 LKC A 26 26 122.0 4 6 0 122 47 89 8 .000 9.0 3.5 0.6 6.6 0% .301 .000 1.39 4.28 3.91
2007 KIN A+ 26 26 146.0 11 5 0 163 28 88 15 .255 99 10.0 1.7 0.9 5.4 46% .307 .261 1.31 4.20 4.01
2008 KIN A+ 1 1 5.3 0 0 0 8 1 4 1 .252 95 13.6 1.7 1.7 6.8 50% .368 .313 1.70 4.96 11.89
2008 AKR AA 23 23 131.7 11 6 0 142 36 86 9 .259 102 9.7 2.5 0.6 5.9 34% .299 .241 1.35 3.69 4.10
2008 BUF AAA 2 2 13.0 0 2 0 11 6 14 1 .267 93 7.6 4.2 0.7 9.7 51% .294 .246 1.31 3.55 1.38
2009 AKR AA 5 5 30.7 2 1 0 27 5 12 4 .259 95 7.9 1.5 1.2 3.5 50% .235 .233 1.04 4.54 2.93
2009 COH AAA 44 0 76.0 2 3 2 83 13 50 3 .246 114 9.8 1.5 0.4 5.9 37% .319 .229 1.26 2.94 2.96
2009 AGU Wnt 11 0 12.0 1 0 0 13 4 6 2 .000 9.8 3.0 1.5 4.5 0% .268 .000 1.42 5.67 2.25
2010 CLE MLB 40 0 44.7 0 1 1 48 9 24 6 .260 106 9.7 1.8 1.2 4.8 37% .286 .265 1.28 4.46 4.03
2010 COH AAA 19 0 28.7 3 0 2 15 8 22 0 .255 106 4.7 2.5 0.0 6.9 47% .200 .142 0.80 2.59 0.31
2011 CLE MLB 40 0 56.3 4 0 0 71 16 34 7 .265 102 11.3 2.6 1.1 5.4 33% .327 .288 1.54 4.32 5.11
2011 COH AAA 9 0 10.7 0 0 0 13 4 12 1 .264 112 11.0 3.4 0.8 10.1 50% .387 .251 1.59 3.33 5.91
2012 CLE MLB 15 0 19.3 0 0 0 12 4 14 1 .261 98 5.6 1.9 0.5 6.5 40% .212 .180 0.83 2.89 2.33
2012 COH AAA 42 0 52.7 2 2 8 58 15 58 8 .250 112 9.9 2.6 1.4 9.9 39% .347 .255 1.39 3.84 4.78
2014 COH AAA 28 0 29.7 1 1 0 32 19 30 6 .247 107 9.7 5.8 1.8 9.1 32% .306 .288 1.72 5.89 6.37
2015 IND AAA 7 0 6.0 1 1 0 3 5 6 0 .244 105 4.5 7.5 0.0 9.0 40% .200 .232 1.33 3.66 1.50
2015 SLC AAA 37 0 46.7 3 1 1 62 5 47 4 .268 115 12.0 1.0 0.8 9.1 40% .392 .266 1.44 3.02 4.05
2016 PHI MLB 3 0 3.0 0 1 0 6 1 5 2 .279 102 18.0 3.0 6.0 15.0 0% .444 .465 2.33 10.53 15.00
2016 LEH AAA 27 0 31.3 6 1 0 24 6 31 2 .253 6.9 1.7 0.6 8.9 31% .262 .192 0.96 2.56 1.72

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 0.5743 0.4726 0.8612 0.6294 0.2610 0.8889 0.7711 0.1388
2011 986 0.5497 0.5142 0.8304 0.6882 0.3018 0.8499 0.7761 0.1696
2012 295 0.5627 0.4610 0.7941 0.6867 0.1705 0.8333 0.5909 0.2059
2016 84 0.6429 0.5952 0.8600 0.7593 0.3000 0.9268 0.5556 0.1400
Career21120.56390.49530.83740.670.2690.86440.73970.1626

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2016 PHI $
2015 PIT $
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 dExcel Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/18/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/30/15 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Angels 8/12/15. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 8/16/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 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).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.9 1.3 2.6 54 0 64.6 51 15 57 7 .269 1.02 2.97 3.23 11.0 1.2
80o 2.6 1.1 2.3 48 0 58.0 49 14 51 6 .284 1.09 3.36 3.65 7.2 0.8
70o 2.3 1 2 45 0 53.4 48 14 47 6 .295 1.15 3.64 3.96 4.8 0.5
60o 2.1 0.8 1.8 41 0 49.5 46 13 44 6 .305 1.21 3.89 4.23 3.0 0.3
50o 1.9 0.8 1.7 38 0 46.0 45 13 40 6 .314 1.26 4.12 4.48 1.5 0.2
40o 1.8 0.7 1.5 36 0 42.5 43 12 37 6 .323 1.31 4.36 4.74 0.2 0.0
30o 1.6 0.6 1.3 33 0 38.9 41 12 34 5 .332 1.36 4.62 5.02 -1.0 -0.1
20o 1.4 0.5 1.1 29 0 34.8 39 11 31 5 .343 1.43 4.93 5.35 -2.1 -0.2
10o 1.1 0.4 0.9 24 0 29.2 35 10 26 4 .359 1.53 5.36 5.83 -3.2 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.90.71.638045.24413406.3111.244.094.451.70.2

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/25/2016 11:14 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.6 1.2 2.4 50 0 60.4 51 15 52 7 .262 1.08 3.11 3.29 8.5 0.9
80o 2.3 1.1 2.1 45 0 54.2 49 14 47 6 .277 1.17 3.47 3.68 5.3 0.6
70o 2.1 0.9 1.9 42 0 49.8 48 14 43 6 .288 1.24 3.73 3.96 3.4 0.4
60o 1.9 0.8 1.7 39 0 46.2 46 13 40 6 .297 1.29 3.96 4.21 1.9 0.2
50o 1.7 0.7 1.6 36 0 42.8 45 13 37 6 .306 1.35 4.17 4.44 0.7 0.1
40o 1.6 0.7 1.4 33 0 39.6 43 12 34 6 .314 1.40 4.39 4.68 -0.4 -0.0
30o 1.4 0.6 1.2 30 0 36.2 41 12 31 5 .324 1.47 4.63 4.93 -1.3 -0.1
20o 1.2 0.5 1.1 27 0 32.3 39 11 28 5 .335 1.54 4.92 5.24 -2.2 -0.2
10o 1 0.4 0.9 23 0 27.1 35 10 24 4 .350 1.65 5.32 5.67 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.70.71.535042.14413376.3031.334.144.410.80.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 26% 6% 20% 43%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173321240048481343636.3231.284.024.489.12.58.11.10.2
20183421237044441339636.3201.314.144.629.12.78.01.20.1
20193521237044441239636.3211.274.064.539.02.58.01.20.2
20203621133040401135536.3211.294.084.559.12.57.91.10.2
20213721131038381133536.3221.304.114.589.12.67.91.20.1
20223821132038381133536.3211.294.074.549.02.67.81.20.2
20233911129035361030536.3211.314.164.649.32.67.71.30.1
20244021131037381032536.3211.294.124.609.22.47.71.20.1
20254121130036371031536.3211.294.154.639.22.57.71.20.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.60.7out of baseball0.62.10.13.9

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.60.7out of baseball0.62.10.13.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 David Cortes 2006 4.30
2 88 Tommy Phelps 2006 0.00 DNP
3 87 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
4 87 Cory Wade 2015 0.00 DNP
5 87 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
6 87 Will Cunnane 2006 0.00 DNP
7 86 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP
8 85 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
9 85 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
10 84 Manny Corpas 2015 0.00 DNP
11 84 Aquilino Lopez 2007 5.19
12 84 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
13 84 Tyler Walker 2008 4.89
14 83 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
15 83 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
16 83 Shawn Camp 2008 4.12
17 83 Felix Romero 2012 0.00 DNP
18 82 Greg Burke 2015 0.00 DNP
19 82 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
20 82 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
21 82 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
22 82 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
23 82 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
24 82 Jean Machi 2014 2.58
25 82 Chris Resop 2015 0.00 DNP
26 82 Chad Cordero 2014 0.00 DNP
27 82 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
28 82 Scott Cassidy 2008 0.00 DNP
29 81 Jeremy Accardo 2014 0.00 DNP
30 81 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
31 81 Cristhian Martinez 2014 0.00 DNP
32 81 Matt Perisho 2007 0.00 DNP
33 81 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
34 81 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
35 81 Dale Thayer 2013 3.60
36 81 Dave Borkowski 2009 0.00 DNP
37 81 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
38 80 Joe Nelson 2007 0.00 DNP
39 80 Ramon Troncoso 2015 0.00 DNP
40 80 Matt Daley 2014 6.91
41 80 Craig Dingman 2006 0.00 DNP
42 80 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
43 80 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
44 80 Jim Miller 2014 20.25
45 80 Kameron Loe 2014 0.00 DNP
46 80 Manny Delcarmen 2014 0.00 DNP
47 80 Scott Patterson 2011 0.00 DNP
48 80 Brandon Villafuerte 2008 0.00 DNP
49 79 Jason Bergmann 2014 0.00 DNP
50 79 Carlos Torres 2015 4.99
51 79 Lee Gardner 2007 2.30
52 79 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
53 79 Randy Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
54 79 Mark Lowe 2015 2.45
55 79 Mike Zagurski 2015 0.00 DNP
56 79 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
57 79 Britt Reames 2006 9.82
58 78 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
59 78 Blaine Neal 2010 0.00 DNP
60 78 Carlos Almanzar 2006 0.00 DNP
61 78 Dusty Hughes 2014 0.00 DNP
62 78 Dustin McGowan 2014 4.50
63 78 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
64 78 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
65 78 Joel Peralta 2008 6.32
66 78 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
67 78 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
68 78 Bill Pulsipher 2006 0.00 DNP
69 77 Scott Downs 2008 1.91
70 77 Justin Miller 2010 4.44
71 77 Michael Nix 2015 0.00 DNP
72 77 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
73 77 Jose Valdez 2015 0.00 DNP
74 77 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
75 77 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
76 77 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
77 77 Jesus Colome 2010 5.29
78 77 Jeremy Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
79 77 Juan Perez 2011 3.60
80 77 Jack Taschner 2010 6.41
81 77 Tim Byrdak 2006 12.86
82 77 Amauri Sanit 2012 0.00 DNP
83 77 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
84 77 Brian Gordon 2011 5.23
85 77 Manny Acosta 2013 0.00 DNP
86 77 Jeff Gray 2014 0.00 DNP
87 76 Oscar Villarreal 2014 0.00 DNP
88 76 Jim Crowell 2006 0.00 DNP
89 76 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
90 76 Luis Ayala 2010 0.00 DNP
91 76 Mike Gallo 2009 0.00 DNP
92 76 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
93 76 Lance Carter 2007 0.00 DNP
94 76 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
95 76 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
96 76 Aaron Fultz 2006 4.92
97 76 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
98 76 Brian Sanches 2011 4.67
99 76 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
100 76 Jason Childers 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

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.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
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

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Frank Herrmann has thrown 2,156 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (82mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph).