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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.90 1.50 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date12-12-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.72013
-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
2013 SFN 24 12 3 28.3 10.3 18.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 144 46 34 32 8 84 10 8 0 29 10.16 5.70 6.55 -6.8 -0.7
2014 SFN 25 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8 5 5 1 11 1 1 0 1 22.50 10.10 8.25 -1.3 -0.1
Career14330.310.320.003000016054393799511903010.985.996.69-8.1-0.9

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
2010 GIA Rk 3 0 2.3 2.85 135 .389 .274 .334 .374 .292 .571 91 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 AUG A 21 21 111.7 5.03 96 .262 .262 .329 .402 .260 .318 102 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2012 RIC AA 28 27 150.7 4.21 100 .239 .258 .325 .388 .259 .272 95 11.7 1.2 14.6 1.3
2013 SFN MLB 12 3 28.3 6.55 33 .384 .250 .310 .397 .259 .392 97 -6.7 -0.7 -6.8 -0.7
2013 FRE AAA 20 20 110.7 5.70 80 .257 .263 .328 .405 .258 .293 100 3.5 0.4 5.5 0.6
2014 SFN MLB 2 0 2.0 8.25 0 .554 .281 .340 .445 .282 .538 103 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 27 27 148.3 4.19 111 .283 .276 .346 .431 .270 .355 96 28.0 2.8 27.9 2.8

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
2010 GIA Rk 0 0 0 3 0 2.3 4 2 3 0 57% .571 15.7 7.8 0.0 11.7 2.61 11.74 1.1 0.1
2011 AUG A 5 10 0 21 21 111.7 112 37 103 9 50% .318 9.0 3.0 0.7 8.3 1.33 4.11 10.0 1.0
2012 RIC AA 11 10 0 28 27 150.7 119 75 137 8 55% .272 7.1 4.5 0.5 8.2 1.29 3.05 14.6 1.3
2013 FRE AAA 7 7 0 20 20 110.7 105 49 90 9 51% .293 8.5 4.0 0.7 7.3 1.39 4.31 5.5 0.6
2013 SFN MLB 0 3 0 12 3 28.3 46 10 29 8 46% .392 14.6 3.2 2.5 9.2 1.98 10.16 -6.8 -0.7
2014 SFN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 8 1 1 1 57% .538 36.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.50 22.50 -1.3 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 8 8 0 27 27 148.3 171 64 131 8 56% .355 10.4 3.9 0.5 7.9 1.58 4.43 27.9 2.8

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 551 0.4936 0.4356 0.7667 0.5993 0.2760 0.8712 0.5455 0.2292
2014 53 0.5094 0.4906 0.8462 0.5926 0.3846 0.9375 0.7000 0.1538
Career6040.4950.44040.77370.59870.28550.8770.55910.2226

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-06 2014-05-15 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 59 dNick Brockmeyer1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Francisco 5/28/13.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2010 (6-198) (Missouri State). $0.41M 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 2.7 2 0 27 5 63.1 52 24 49 6 .273 1.21 3.53 3.83 4.7 0.5
80o 2.6 2.1 0 27 5 57.8 51 23 45 6 .285 1.28 3.90 4.24 2.3 0.2
70o 2.5 2.1 0 27 5 54.1 50 23 42 6 .295 1.34 4.17 4.53 0.6 0.1
60o 2.5 2.2 0 27 5 51.0 49 22 39 6 .302 1.39 4.41 4.79 -0.9 -0.1
50o 2.4 2.2 0 27 5 48.2 48 22 37 5 .310 1.44 4.63 5.03 -2.2 -0.2
40o 2.4 2.3 0 27 5 45.4 46 21 35 5 .317 1.48 4.85 5.28 -3.6 -0.4
30o 2.3 2.3 0 27 5 42.5 45 20 33 5 .325 1.54 5.10 5.54 -5.0 -0.5
20o 2.2 2.4 0 27 5 39.1 43 20 30 5 .334 1.60 5.39 5.86 -6.7 -0.7
10o 2.1 2.4 0 27 5 34.6 40 18 27 5 .347 1.69 5.80 6.31 -9.1 -0.9
Weighted Mean2.42.2027547.94721375.3081.434.605-2.1-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 41% 8% 34% 58%

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
2015266507011129120521071349.3051.344.104.468.43.67.50.90.5
2016276406711123110481081249.3001.283.744.068.03.57.90.91.1
201728640631011610445971149.2971.283.734.068.03.57.50.91.1
201829540518958937801049.3071.334.054.408.43.57.60.90.5
20193053050892863476949.3051.303.964.308.43.37.40.90.6
20203143046785773171849.3021.283.794.128.23.37.50.90.7
20213243042778722965849.3021.293.824.168.33.37.50.90.6
20223343039672672659749.3031.293.854.198.43.27.40.90.5
20233432036667632455749.3051.303.904.248.53.27.40.90.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.74.82.65.12out of baseball18.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
2 92 Clayton Mortensen 2010 6.00
3 91 Chris Dwyer 2013 0.00
4 91 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
5 90 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
6 90 Justin Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
7 90 Travis Blackley 2008 0.00 DNP
8 90 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
9 89 Blake Hawksworth 2008 0.00 DNP
10 89 Christian Friedrich 2013 0.00 DNP
11 89 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
12 89 Donnie Veal 2010 0.00 DNP
13 89 Boof Bonser 2007 5.62
14 89 Brad Peacock 2013 5.51
15 89 Marco Estrada 2009 7.36
16 89 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
17 88 Travis Banwart 2011 0.00 DNP
18 88 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
19 88 Andrew Carpenter 2010 9.00
20 88 John Ely 2011 4.26
21 88 J.A. Happ 2008 3.69
22 88 Aaron Miller 2013 0.00 DNP
23 88 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
24 88 Justin Marks 2013 0.00 DNP
25 88 Erik Davis 2012 0.00 DNP
26 88 Michael Megrew 2009 0.00 DNP
27 88 Matt Maloney 2009 4.87
28 87 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
29 87 Brooks Raley 2013 5.79
30 87 Chuck Lofgren 2011 0.00 DNP
31 87 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
32 87 Andy Oliver 2013 0.00 DNP
33 87 Yohan Pino 2009 0.00 DNP
34 87 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
35 87 Angel Guzman 2007 3.56
36 87 Deunte Heath 2011 0.00 DNP
37 87 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
38 87 Bud Norris 2010 5.51
39 87 Anthony Swarzak 2011 4.68
40 87 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
41 87 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
42 87 Darin Gorski 2013 0.00 DNP
43 87 Ross Ohlendorf 2008 6.89
44 87 Anthony Capra 2012 0.00 DNP
45 87 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
46 87 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
47 86 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
48 86 Chris Mason 2010 0.00 DNP
49 86 Chaz Roe 2012 0.00 DNP
50 86 Hector Noesi 2012 5.99
51 86 Jeremy Hefner 2011 0.00 DNP
52 86 James Simmons 2012 0.00 DNP
53 86 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
54 86 Joel Carreno 2012 6.14
55 86 Brad Lincoln 2010 7.18
56 86 George Kontos 2010 0.00 DNP
57 86 Taylor Buchholz 2007 4.52
58 86 Ryan Pope 2011 0.00 DNP
59 86 Jason Hammel 2008 5.17
60 86 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
61 86 Tyler Lyons 2013 4.92
62 86 James Gillheeney 2013 0.00 DNP
63 86 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
64 86 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
65 86 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
66 85 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
67 85 Jake Brigham 2013 0.00 DNP
68 85 Tanner Roark 2012 0.00 DNP
69 85 Nick Pereira 2008 0.00 DNP
70 85 Jhonny Nunez 2011 0.00 DNP
71 85 Wade LeBlanc 2010 4.25
72 85 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
73 85 Mike Ekstrom 2009 6.87
74 85 Hayden Penn 2010 30.86
75 85 Jesse English 2010 3.86
76 85 Collin Balester 2011 5.55
77 85 David Pauley 2008 12.41
78 85 Radhames Liz 2008 7.15
79 85 Abe Alvarez 2008 0.00 DNP
80 85 Ben Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
81 85 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
82 85 Steve Garrison 2012 0.00 DNP
83 85 Steve Johnson 2013 7.47
84 85 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
85 85 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
86 85 Billy Buckner 2009 6.52
87 85 Gonzalez Germen 2013 3.93
88 85 Zach Stewart 2012 10.09
89 85 Chris Lambert 2008 7.84
90 85 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
91 85 Pedro Villarreal 2013 12.71
92 85 Dylan Owen 2012 0.00 DNP
93 85 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
94 84 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
95 84 Hector Ambriz 2009 0.00 DNP
96 84 Doug Fister 2009 4.28
97 84 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
98 84 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
99 84 Daryl Thompson 2011 15.00
100 84 Hung-Wen Chen 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .362 .375 .574 .357
11 vs R (Multi) .345 .404 .679 .414
18 Split (Multi) .016 -.029 -.104 -.057
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .362 .375 .574 .357
31 vs R (2013) .345 .404 .679 .414
38 Split (2013) .016 -.029 -.104 -.057
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Michael Kickham is closer to realizing his fourth-starter potential after a solid year in Double-A. He's a big southpaw with plus velocity on his fastball, a slider, and a slant toward inducing grounders.
2012 Michael Kickham stays in the strike zone and had a respectable full-season debut, but his strikeout rate is in danger as he moves up to the California League. He throws in the low 90s with a passable changeup, but doesn't do anything particularly well. He's more likely to end up in the back of a rotation than to get exciting.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 15Jeff Moore2014-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Sounding the Depths of Each Team's RotationSam Miller2014-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Buccos Bucking Losing TrendDaniel Rathman2013-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Paul Sporer2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Halo EffectDaniel Rathman2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14Kevin Goldstein2012-06-15


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Mike Kickham has thrown 625 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph).