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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.80 1.24 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date8-1-1984
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
-0.12011
0.22012
1.12013
-1.02014
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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 MIL 25 7 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 33 10 6 6 2 17 4 3 0 9 7.36 5.83 5.78 -0.9 -0.1
2011 MIL 26 9 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 61 14 9 6 3 25 3 3 0 15 3.68 4.22 5.10 -0.9 -0.1
2012 MIL 27 14 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 3 0 0 2 0 0 72 18 7 7 1 25 7 6 0 14 3.78 3.50 3.82 2.2 0.2
2013 MIL 28 71 0 77.0 0.0 77.0 3 3 0 5 0 0 305 66 26 23 2 82 16 14 1 58 2.69 2.51 3.48 10.1 1.1
2014 MIL 29 64 0 58.3 0.0 58.3 3 3 0 5 0 0 239 62 22 21 8 98 16 13 0 31 3.24 4.65 6.17 -8.7 -1.0
Career1650174.00.0174.010801200710170706316247463911273.263.614.621.80.2

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 EUG A- 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTW A 19 0 23.3 5.47 90 .257 .254 .333 .372 .259 .280 94 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2005 EUG A- 3 0 3.3 4.48 97 .169 .268 .342 .384 .264 .273 96 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 HUN AA 9 6 35.7 3.85 107 .278 .254 .335 .377 .269 .331 94 3.8 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 MIL MLB 7 0 7.3 5.78 60 .338 .264 .320 .410 .262 .444 94 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2010 HUN AA 20 0 22.3 3.10 130 .124 .258 .337 .387 .264 .200 99 4.2 0.4 4.4 0.5
2010 NAS AAA 22 0 26.7 4.54 113 .186 .272 .344 .418 .262 .237 100 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2010 gcr Wnt 11 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 14.7 5.10 78 .266 .246 .308 .374 .254 .275 100 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 NAS AAA 1 0 1.0 1.25 176 -.013 .295 .367 .486 .289 .000 92 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 14 0 16.7 3.82 114 .251 .256 .320 .416 .268 .340 104 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2012 BRV A+ 6 0 6.0 2.23 150 .261 .273 .342 .398 .261 .467 99 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 HUN AA 31 0 35.7 5.26 87 .237 .256 .332 .380 .260 .306 106 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 NAS AAA 8 0 11.7 3.09 137 .154 .267 .330 .402 .264 .267 94 2.8 0.3 2.5 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 71 0 77.0 3.48 119 .199 .252 .315 .392 .258 .281 106 10.1 1.1 10.1 1.1
2014 MIL MLB 64 0 58.3 6.17 48 .267 .254 .313 .390 .262 .293 101 -8.7 -1.0 -8.7 -1.0

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 EUG A- 0 0 3 3 0 3.0 3 0 4 0 0% .375 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 FTW A 1 2 0 19 0 23.3 20 7 19 2 37% .280 7.7 2.7 0.8 7.3 1.16 3.09 1.9 0.2
2005 EUG A- 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 3 0 1 0 82% .273 8.2 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.91 0.00 0.1 0.0
2009 HUN AA 1 2 0 9 6 35.7 41 9 32 5 50% .331 10.3 2.3 1.3 8.1 1.40 4.54 4.1 0.4
2010 MIL MLB 0 1 0 7 0 7.3 10 4 9 2 75% .444 12.3 4.9 2.5 11.0 1.91 7.36 -0.9 -0.1
2010 NAS AAA 3 0 6 22 0 26.7 19 6 21 1 65% .237 6.4 2.0 0.3 7.1 0.94 2.36 3.4 0.3
2010 gcr Wnt 1 0 2 11 0 14.3 16 2 15 1 0% .375 10.1 1.3 0.6 9.4 1.26 3.15 0.0 0.0
2010 HUN AA 1 0 10 20 0 22.3 11 1 23 0 60% .200 4.4 0.4 0.0 9.3 0.54 0.40 4.4 0.5
2011 NAS AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.5 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 1 1 0 9 0 14.7 14 3 15 3 60% .275 8.6 1.8 1.8 9.2 1.16 3.68 -0.9 -0.1
2012 HUN AA 0 2 9 31 0 35.7 35 12 20 1 63% .306 8.8 3.0 0.3 5.0 1.32 3.28 -0.1 -0.0
2012 MIL MLB 3 0 0 14 0 16.7 18 7 14 1 51% .340 9.7 3.8 0.5 7.6 1.50 3.78 2.2 0.2
2012 BRV A+ 0 1 0 6 0 6.0 7 3 9 0 53% .467 10.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 1.67 3.00 2.1 0.2
2012 NAS AAA 0 1 0 8 0 11.7 8 2 11 0 70% .267 6.2 1.5 0.0 8.5 0.86 1.54 2.5 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 3 3 0 71 0 77.0 66 16 58 2 60% .281 7.7 1.9 0.2 6.8 1.06 2.69 10.1 1.1
2014 MIL MLB 3 3 0 64 0 58.3 62 16 31 8 59% .293 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.8 1.34 3.24 -8.7 -1.0

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 119 0.4286 0.4790 0.6140 0.6471 0.3529 0.8485 0.2917 0.3860
2011 229 0.4629 0.4693 0.8224 0.5943 0.3577 0.9365 0.6591 0.1776
2012 294 0.5102 0.4796 0.7943 0.6733 0.2778 0.8416 0.6750 0.2057
2013 1095 0.4740 0.4758 0.8081 0.6493 0.3194 0.8961 0.6467 0.1919
2014 855 0.4374 0.4560 0.8560 0.6337 0.3160 0.9156 0.7632 0.1440
Career25920.4630.46930.81470.64190.31850.89770.67310.1853

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-30 2014-09-30 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Chronic Patellar Tendon Pain X 2 Years 2014-09-30
2014-04-09 2014-04-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2012-03-26 2012-05-16 15-DL 51 36 Right Elbow Inflammation Valgus Extension Overload - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26 -
2011-05-05 2011-10-17 15-DL 165 132 Right Elbow Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26
2010-07-11 2010-08-06 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-09-05 2006-09-05 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2006-09-05 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $507,000
2013 MIL $491,000
2012 MIL $481,000
2011 MIL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,386,000
2011Current$507,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,893,000
4 yrTotal$1,893,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 101 d1 year/$0.507M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/21/12. DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/12. Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/8/10.
  • Drafted 2004 (40-1,182) (Dixie State JC, Utah).

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 0 0 0 0 0 75.8 57 16 62 6 .261 0.96 2.48 2.7 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 69.2 56 16 56 6 .276 1.04 2.84 3.08 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 64.5 55 16 53 6 .287 1.09 3.09 3.36 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 60.7 54 15 49 6 .297 1.14 3.32 3.6 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 57.1 53 15 47 6 .306 1.19 3.53 3.83 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 53.6 52 15 44 5 .315 1.24 3.74 4.07 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 50.0 50 14 41 5 .325 1.30 3.97 4.32 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 45.8 49 14 37 5 .336 1.36 4.25 4.62 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 40.2 46 13 33 5 .351 1.46 4.64 5.04 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000056.45215465.3041.183.503.80.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
17% 38% 24% 20% 73%

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
20153031152056561345655.3221.243.874.219.12.17.31.00.5
20163131151054501346555.3101.173.453.758.32.27.70.80.8
20173231153056511343555.2981.143.293.588.12.16.90.80.9
20183331148051491241555.3111.193.573.898.62.17.20.90.6
20193421144046451137555.3131.213.714.048.72.17.21.00.5
20203521140043421033555.3141.223.764.098.92.17.01.10.4
2021362113904140933455.3121.193.653.978.72.07.20.90.5
2022372113703938930455.3131.213.704.028.82.16.90.90.4
2023382113603837829455.3141.183.744.078.81.96.90.90.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.94.43.85.15.53.426.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Cory Wade 2012 6.69
2 87 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
3 87 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
4 85 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
5 84 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
6 84 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
7 84 Darren O'Day 2012 2.28
8 83 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
9 83 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
10 83 Jim Johnson 2012 2.75
11 83 Jeremy Accardo 2011 5.73
12 83 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
13 82 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
14 82 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
15 82 Burke Badenhop 2012 3.61
16 81 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
17 81 Jesse Carlson 2010 4.61
18 80 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
19 79 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
20 79 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
21 79 Sean Burnett 2012 2.54
22 79 Wilton Lopez 2013 4.18
23 79 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
24 78 Matt Guerrier 2008 5.42
25 78 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
26 78 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
27 78 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
28 78 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
29 78 Luke Gregerson 2013 3.26
30 78 Aaron Heilman 2008 5.68
31 78 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
32 78 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
33 77 John Axford 2012 5.45
34 77 Jared Burton 2010 0.00
35 77 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
36 77 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
37 77 Brandon League 2012 3.38
38 77 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
39 76 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
40 76 Alfredo Aceves 2012 5.46
41 76 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
42 76 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
43 76 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
44 76 Manny Delcarmen 2011 0.00 DNP
45 76 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
46 76 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
47 76 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
48 76 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
49 75 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
50 75 Gary Majewski 2009 0.00 DNP
51 75 Bill Dailey 1964 9.39
52 75 Tony Pena 2011 6.64
53 75 Mariano Rivera 1999 1.96
54 75 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
55 75 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
56 75 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
57 75 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
58 74 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
59 74 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
60 74 Sean Marshall 2012 2.66
61 74 Peter Moylan 2008 1.59
62 74 Jason Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
63 74 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
64 74 Duaner Sanchez 2009 9.00
65 74 Jose Arredondo 2013 0.00 DNP
66 74 Brian Wilson 2011 3.27
67 74 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
68 74 Joe Black 1953 5.70
69 74 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
70 73 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
71 73 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
72 73 Dave Righetti 1988 3.62
73 73 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
74 73 Sergio Romo 2012 1.79
75 73 Blaine Boyer 2011 10.80
76 73 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
77 73 Kyle McClellan 2013 7.71
78 73 Blaine Neal 2007 0.00 DNP
79 72 Justin Duchscherer 2007 4.96
80 72 Jensen Lewis 2013 0.00 DNP
81 72 Bobby Jenks 2010 4.78
82 72 Brandon Lyon 2009 2.97
83 72 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
84 72 Miguel Gonzalez 2013 4.20
85 72 Hong-Chih Kuo 2011 9.67
86 72 Jesse Crain 2011 2.89
87 72 Taylor Buchholz 2011 3.46
88 72 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
89 72 Eddie Watt 1970 3.25
90 72 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
91 72 Luis Mendoza 2013 5.74
92 72 Doug Corbett 1982 5.24
93 72 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
94 72 Sean Green 2008 5.35
95 72 Bill Bray 2012 5.19
96 72 Jeff Bennett 2009 5.21
97 72 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
98 71 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
99 71 Derek Lowe 2002 2.66
100 71 Brian Duensing 2012 5.86

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .228 .277 .294 .200
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .291 .321 .209
18 Split (Multi) -.020 -.014 -.027 -.009
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .220 .260 .280 .187
31 vs R (2013) .244 .287 .299 .201
38 Split (2013) -.024 -.028 -.019 -.014
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 Kintzler returned from a year lost to elbow surgery and something called Valgus Extension Overload (or what a layman might call “a sore elbow caused by the unnatural stress of throwing a baseball really, really hard”) to prove he was healthy and earn a September call-up. While his ability to throw a low-90s fastball and a usable slider differentiates him considerably from the masses, it’s not particularly remarkable for a middle reliever. Given the state of Milwaukee’s bullpen he may well earn a roster spot this spring, and the laws of probability say he’s as likely as anyone to randomly post 50 solid innings—or pitch his way back to Nashville.
2012 Nothing against Kintzler, but it's a telling commentary on organizational strength when a 27-year-old relief pitcher who was pitching in the Northern (Independent) League in 2008 makes the Arizona Fall League roster. He can throw 95 mph at times, appeared to be recovered from July forearm surgery in AFL action, and certainly won't be the worst pitcher in the bigs if he makes the team.
2011 Indie-league find Brandon Kintzler induces lots of awkward swings with his fastball/slider combination, and has a shot to go north with the big club.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brandon Kintzler has thrown 2,813 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (87mph).