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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date4-10-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 5 days
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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
2011 CLE 25 3 0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 4 4 0 6 3 3 2 5 8.31 4.22 3.26 1.1 0.1
2012 CLE 26 12 12 63.0 63.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 5 0 281 76 44 36 9 125 18 18 4 54 5.14 4.24 4.81 3.2 0.3
2013 CLE 27 26 24 147.3 142.3 5.0 11 5 0 0 10 1 608 153 67 63 15 233 33 33 5 136 3.85 3.33 3.97 18.1 2.0
2014 CLE 28 31 31 212.7 212.7 0.0 15 9 0 0 23 2 859 187 69 58 14 280 46 43 6 230 2.45 2.57 3.07 46.9 5.0
Career7267427.3418.09.328190038317734221841613864410097174253.393.093.6569.47.5

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
2007 EUG A- 10 7 33.3 4.03 122 .236 .269 .356 .399 .269 .293 109 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2008 FTW A 10 10 56.0 3.44 123 .244 .253 .321 .374 .260 .304 103 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2008 LEL A+ 19 16 85.3 4.97 94 .290 .276 .340 .425 .271 .327 97 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2009 LEL A+ 19 19 109.0 4.43 102 .274 .275 .343 .430 .270 .344 98 17.1 1.8 17.1 1.8
2009 SAN AA 9 9 45.0 6.18 82 .277 .278 .346 .400 .253 .317 116 2.6 0.3 2.0 0.2
2010 AKR AA 5 5 26.3 3.19 130 .299 .259 .332 .394 .255 .418 101 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2010 SAN AA 22 21 122.7 3.36 117 .267 .264 .338 .385 .262 .342 90 21.5 2.2 23.4 2.2
2010 COH AAA 2 2 11.0 6.61 65 .241 .273 .332 .427 .256 .310 104 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 CLE MLB 3 0 4.3 3.26 130 .313 .247 .318 .377 .254 .400 105 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 COH AAA 27 27 150.7 5.30 99 .253 .266 .331 .406 .258 .314 108 8.9 0.8 8.9 0.8
2012 CLE MLB 12 12 63.0 4.81 91 .301 .260 .322 .419 .263 .342 100 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2012 COH AAA 21 21 125.3 4.56 111 .241 .259 .330 .391 .254 .316 110 15.8 1.6 15.8 1.6
2013 CLE MLB 26 24 147.3 3.97 107 .261 .258 .319 .398 .263 .329 99 18.5 2.0 18.1 2.0
2013 COH AAA 2 2 12.3 4.99 93 .279 .243 .332 .379 .252 .343 102 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 31 31 212.7 3.07 128 .232 .259 .316 .400 .261 .307 103 46.6 5.1 46.9 5.0

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
2007 EUG A- 1 1 0 10 7 33.3 28 15 33 1 49% .293 7.6 4.1 0.3 8.9 1.29 3.51 7.2 0.7
2008 FTW A 4 3 0 10 10 56.0 49 13 72 8 38% .304 7.9 2.1 1.3 11.6 1.11 3.21 10.8 1.1
2008 LEL A+ 2 5 0 19 16 85.3 93 34 75 9 45% .327 9.8 3.6 0.9 7.9 1.49 6.01 8.5 0.8
2009 SAN AA 2 4 0 9 9 45.0 45 34 35 5 34% .317 9.0 6.8 1.0 7.0 1.76 4.60 2.0 0.2
2009 LEL A+ 7 9 0 19 19 109.0 110 36 124 9 49% .344 9.1 3.0 0.7 10.2 1.34 4.54 17.1 1.8
2010 COH AAA 1 1 0 2 2 11.0 10 6 8 1 30% .310 8.2 4.9 0.8 6.5 1.45 3.27 -0.9 -0.1
2010 SAN AA 6 6 0 22 21 122.7 121 40 136 7 42% .342 8.9 2.9 0.5 10.0 1.31 3.45 23.4 2.2
2010 AKR AA 2 2 0 5 5 26.3 38 10 21 0 41% .418 13.0 3.4 0.0 7.2 1.83 3.76 7.2 0.7
2011 COH AAA 7 11 0 27 27 150.7 153 70 143 19 38% .314 9.1 4.2 1.1 8.5 1.48 5.56 8.9 0.8
2011 CLE MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.3 6 3 5 0 40% .400 12.5 6.2 0.0 10.4 2.08 8.31 1.1 0.1
2012 COH AAA 11 7 0 21 21 125.3 121 49 128 9 48% .316 8.7 3.5 0.6 9.2 1.36 3.59 15.8 1.6
2012 CLE MLB 2 5 0 12 12 63.0 76 18 54 9 46% .342 10.9 2.6 1.3 7.7 1.49 5.14 3.2 0.3
2013 CLE MLB 11 5 0 26 24 147.3 153 33 136 15 48% .329 9.3 2.0 0.9 8.3 1.26 3.85 18.1 2.0
2013 COH AAA 1 1 0 2 2 12.3 14 3 12 2 51% .343 10.2 2.2 1.5 8.8 1.38 6.57 0.1 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 15 9 0 31 31 212.7 187 46 230 14 50% .307 7.9 1.9 0.6 9.7 1.10 2.45 46.9 5.0

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
2011 89 0.5169 0.4607 0.7317 0.6522 0.2558 0.9000 0.2727 0.2683
2012 1082 0.5037 0.4593 0.7586 0.6367 0.2793 0.8588 0.5267 0.2394
2013 2287 0.5247 0.4556 0.7678 0.5975 0.2990 0.8703 0.5415 0.2303
2014 3152 0.5155 0.4721 0.7473 0.5969 0.3392 0.8845 0.4903 0.2520
Career66100.51680.46410.7560.60440.31440.87560.5110.2426

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-06 2013-09-06 15-DL 31 27 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2013-07-21 2013-07-26 DTD 5 4 Left Hip Tightness - -
2012-11-30 2012-11-30 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-11-30 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $514,000
2013 CLE $
2012 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$514,000
1 yrTotal$514,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 74 d1 year/$0.514M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4918M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/19/10. Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/31/10 (Westbrook deal).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (7-134) (Stetson) $0.2M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .283 .339 .435 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .305 .414 .259
18 Split (Multi) .017 .034 .021 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .278 .330 .421 .262
31 vs R (2013) .264 .300 .404 .250
38 Split (2013) .013 .030 .018 .012
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the "strikeout scourge" era make a fantasy $1 pitcher strategy more likely to succeed?
(ssimon from Pelham, N.Y.)
Not necessarily, because the bar has been raised for what makes a fantasy pitcher worthwhile. That said, I've never been a big believer in spending heavily on starting pitching, and the annual emergence of guys like Corey Kluber, Tyson Ross, Dallas Keuchel and Garrett Richards -- among many others -- just re-affirms that for me every year. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Once again, Corey Kluber ia dominating.He is very unusual in that he throws an both an excellent Cutter and Slider. Could this be why Kluber is so effective? Since the pitches are so similar, I imagine the release point and spin appear very similar out of the pitchers hand to a hitter, therefore forcing the hitter to not only guess on the velocity, but also the amount of break on the ball. Not terrible dissimilar to a fastball/changeup. Especially with Kluber, where there is SUBSTANTIAL difference in the break. Is this correct? If so, is this also very difficult to do? In an interview of Zach Grienke with Eno Sarris of Fangraphs, Grienke suggested the movement and mechanics were too similar and the pitches were meshing together into one less effective pitch.Do most major league pitchers not have the ability to pinpoint the degree to supination needed to throw both a slider and cutter?
(Matt from Cambridge)
I'm a big Kluber supporter, and his effectiveness stems from a mix of mechanics, stuff, and approach. Deception comes from his repeatable release point as well as the tendency for all of his pitches to leave the hand on a fastball plane, giving batters less time to identify incoming pitches. Manipulating precise supination is one of the great challenges for a pitcher, and those two pitches can certainly blend together if a pitcher does not have excellent command of their release point. Kluber has that command, and in fact I gave him an A- for his mechanics in the 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide, one of just 9 SP to receive an A- or higher. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dallas Keuchel for real? This year's Corey Kluber?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
might be something like that. He seems to have settled on his arsenal (dropped his bigger curve), so you can make the claim that he turned a corner in a couple of regards. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Corey Kluber? He has a meh sinker, but the change,slider, and cutter all got fantastic whiffs. I know Thorburn likes his mechanics too.
(Gila Monster from Boston)
Back-endish type for me. I believe I wrote him up late last season. He's come a long way since the Indians acquired him. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, Any value in keeping Brandon Beachy over Corey Kluber in a dynasty league? Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
They're close, but I'd lean the healthier guy in Kluber. If costs are equal (and I believe they are in dynasty lgs) then lean health. (Paul Sporer)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, I need your input on long-term value. 10 team dynasty with 7 pitcher slots. Have Strasburg, Sale, Fernandez, Harvey and Chapman. Need to select two from Brandon Beachy, Andrew Cashner, Corey Kluber, Brett Anderson, Henderson Alvarez. Help appreciated. Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
Your top end is ridiculous, even if you have to wait on Harvey. I would hold on to Cashner from the second group, no doubt, while your last guy is a tougher call. Since your 7th slot could change between now and this time next year, you are probably looking for 2014 value (or trade value) with a shot at upside - for that reason I would choose between Beachy and Anderson. Anderson still has the name and the hope, but the faith is all but sapped, so that is a dice-roll for 2014 with prayers for a break-through season that ups his trade value. Beachy is a command guy, and since command is the last thing to return from TJS, I would say that he has the best chance to vault his value next season, though his down velocity in a small sample of 2013 adds some concern.

On the jukebox: White Zombie, "Thunderkiss '65" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Corey Kluber going forward? He seemed to come out of nowhere but has pitched pretty well, with solid peripherals, all season. Do you think his current performance is sustainable?
(Ken G. from Princeton)
like Roark, he got his walk rate down quite low but took him a little longer. Along with the improved control he has actually added some velocity this year. Impressive for a 27 year old. I wouldn't be surprised if he kept this up for another year, or even two. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Corey Kluber in for a big 2nd half?
(Shawn from Office)
Love the skills and the stuff, definitely think he can better his ERA the rest of the way. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Corey Kluber's success sustainable long term? He's had really good command in most of the games I've seen him, and the time I watched him get blown up live in Baltimore it seemed he just was getting the short end of the BABIP stick.
(cabuendia from NoVA)
A couple of questions on Kluber. I really like his delivery overall, with great balance, solid momentum, and excellent postural stability into release point. The key to his success is the effectiveness of that nasty sinker, which runs 91-94 while the bottom just falls out on the pitch, but his command of the sinker comes and goes. When it's on he is very tough to hit, but Kluber has a tendency to elevate when his timing falls off track. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Corey Kluber's success so far? Is it sustainable?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Got several Kluber questions... I'm buying. I've watched each of his last 3 outings and been impressed with his command and control of the secondary stuff. In fact, even his fastball velo has surprised me. I didn't realize he had 95-96 MPH in his back pocket. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Corey Kluber throwing a curve or a changeup? I'm confused.
(Klubes from Cleveland)
confusion is a natural state. In unrelated news, Matt Harvey just hit 100 on the Turner Field "gun" (Harry Pavlidis)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Corey Kluber has thrown 6,619 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Cutter (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Change (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph).