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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
33.7 4.59 1.50 32 1 1 1 0.0
Birth Date11-26-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age22 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
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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
2014 DET 22 8 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 11 7 6 0 15 3 3 0 11 6.23 1.66 3.07 2.0 0.2
Career808.70.08.7000000391176015330116.231.663.072.00.2

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
2013 WMI A 31 0 31.0 2.69 142 .153 .253 .319 .371 .255 .212 100 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2014 DET MLB 8 0 8.7 3.07 130 .290 .255 .313 .388 .259 .440 105 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 ERI AA 11 0 15.0 2.65 143 .207 .269 .331 .403 .269 .241 103 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
2014 ROU AAA 9 0 12.0 3.70 130 .229 .282 .354 .425 .274 .318 102 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2014 TOL AAA 14 0 18.3 3.86 117 .158 .268 .331 .389 .251 .158 103 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3

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
2013 WMI A 2 1 15 31 0 31.0 14 10 41 0 56% .212 4.1 2.9 0.0 11.9 0.77 0.87 8.0 0.8
2014 DET MLB 0 0 0 8 0 8.7 11 3 11 0 56% .440 11.4 3.1 0.0 11.4 1.62 6.23 2.0 0.2
2014 ERI AA 3 0 1 11 0 15.0 8 8 23 1 53% .241 4.8 4.8 0.6 13.8 1.07 1.20 4.4 0.5
2014 TOL AAA 1 1 2 14 0 18.3 6 9 20 0 55% .158 2.9 4.4 0.0 9.8 0.82 1.96 2.7 0.3
2014 ROU AAA 1 0 0 9 0 12.0 9 5 20 2 42% .318 6.8 3.8 1.5 15.0 1.17 3.75 2.8 0.3

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
2014 171 0.5205 0.3977 0.7647 0.5393 0.2439 0.8125 0.6500 0.2353
Career1710.52050.39770.76470.53930.24390.81250.650.2353

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-18 - Minors - - Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 5/23/14. Acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 7/22/14 (Soria deal).
  • Drafted by Detroit 2013 (1s-39) (Texas) (competitive-balance pick acquired from Miami). $1.4334M signing bonus (slot amount).

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 3 1.3 2.7 56 0 55.6 42 20 52 5 .253 1.12 3.08 3.35 10.1 1.0
80o 2.5 1 2.2 48 0 47.7 40 19 44 4 .273 1.24 3.57 3.88 5.7 0.6
70o 2.2 0.9 1.9 42 0 42.3 38 18 39 4 .287 1.34 3.94 4.28 3.0 0.3
60o 1.9 0.7 1.6 38 0 37.8 36 17 35 4 .299 1.42 4.26 4.63 1.2 0.1
50o 1.7 0.6 1.4 34 0 33.8 34 16 31 4 .310 1.49 4.57 4.96 -0.2 -0.0
40o 1.4 0.5 1.2 30 0 29.8 32 15 28 4 .322 1.58 4.88 5.31 -1.4 -0.1
30o 1.2 0.4 1 26 0 25.8 29 14 24 3 .334 1.67 5.23 5.68 -2.3 -0.2
20o 1 0.3 0.8 21 0 21.2 25 12 20 3 .349 1.78 5.65 6.14 -3.0 -0.3
10o 0.7 0.2 0.5 15 0 15.2 20 10 14 2 .369 1.94 6.25 6.8 -3.3 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.60.61.333032.63216304.3071.474.504.890.10.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152331250050452047547.2831.293.613.938.03.68.40.90.6
20162431253053472252547.2911.303.513.828.03.78.80.80.7
20172531251051482051547.3041.323.804.138.43.58.90.90.5
20182631356056532256647.3031.333.714.038.53.58.91.00.6
20192731253053492052547.3021.313.694.028.43.48.90.90.6
20202831253053492052547.3001.313.663.988.43.48.90.90.6
20212931254054501954547.3001.283.553.868.33.29.00.80.7
20223031354054501954647.3011.273.513.828.33.18.91.00.7
20233131253053491853547.2991.263.393.698.33.19.00.80.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.93.13.71.10.73.515.4

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5 94 Justin Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
6 93 Kelvin Pichardo 2008 0.00 DNP
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8 93 David Cales 2010 0.00 DNP
9 93 Casey Medlen 2012 0.00 DNP
10 93 Zach Stewart 2009 0.00 DNP
11 92 Tommy Kahnle 2012 0.00 DNP
12 92 Cody Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
13 92 Jhan Marinez 2011 0.00 DNP
14 92 Forrest Snow 2011 0.00 DNP
15 92 Tyler Wilson 2009 0.00 DNP
16 91 Anthony Zych 2013 0.00 DNP
17 91 Danny Barnes 2012 0.00 DNP
18 91 Daniel Stange 2008 0.00 DNP
19 91 Diego Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
20 90 Brian Moran 2011 0.00 DNP
21 90 Kyle Bellamy 2010 0.00 DNP
22 90 Chad Rogers 2012 0.00 DNP
23 90 Tommy Palica 2010 0.00 DNP
24 90 Hector Santiago 2010 0.00 DNP
25 90 Billy Bullock 2010 0.00 DNP
26 89 Steven Geltz 2010 0.00 DNP
27 89 Rob Wort 2011 0.00 DNP
28 88 Javier Solano 2012 0.00 DNP
29 88 Clayton Schrader 2012 0.00 DNP
30 88 Jarrett Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
31 88 Adalberto Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
32 88 Yimi Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
33 88 Kris Medlen 2008 0.00 DNP
34 88 Tom Boleska 2009 0.00 DNP
35 88 Jackson Quezada 2009 0.00 DNP
36 88 Connor Hoehn 2012 0.00 DNP
37 88 Chasen Shreve 2013 0.00 DNP
38 88 Derek Law 2013 0.00 DNP
39 87 Kable Hogben 2013 0.00 DNP
40 87 Mitchell Lambson 2013 0.00 DNP
41 87 Carlos Contreras 2013 0.00 DNP
42 87 Evan Marshall 2012 0.00 DNP
43 87 Jose Gonzalez 2012 0.00 DNP
44 87 Justin Garcia 2009 0.00 DNP
45 87 Stephen Pryor 2012 5.09
46 87 Donnie Joseph 2010 0.00 DNP
47 86 Joe Ortiz 2013 5.44
48 86 Eury De La Rosa 2012 0.00 DNP
49 86 Aaron Kurcz 2013 0.00 DNP
50 86 Madison Boer 2012 0.00 DNP
51 86 Eddie Morlan 2008 0.00 DNP
52 86 Bruce Rondon 2013 3.45
53 86 Jay Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
54 86 Andrew Carignan 2009 0.00 DNP
55 86 Tanner Roark 2009 0.00 DNP
56 86 Jared Lansford 2009 0.00 DNP
57 85 Osiris Matos 2007 0.00 DNP
58 85 Lester Oliveros 2010 0.00 DNP
59 85 Dustin Antolin 2012 0.00 DNP
60 85 Brett Jacobson 2009 0.00 DNP
61 85 Victor Capellan 2012 0.00 DNP
62 85 Zach Putnam 2010 0.00 DNP
63 85 Casey Lambert 2008 0.00 DNP
64 84 Chris Scholl 2010 0.00 DNP
65 84 Ernesto Frieri 2008 0.00 DNP
66 84 Pat Urckfitz 2011 0.00 DNP
67 84 Danny Miranda 2013 0.00 DNP
68 84 Benino Pruneda 2011 0.00 DNP
69 84 Christian Meza 2013 0.00 DNP
70 84 Jose Ortega 2011 0.00 DNP
71 84 Chase Whitley 2011 0.00 DNP
72 84 Alan Farina 2009 0.00 DNP
73 83 Kanekoa Texeira 2008 0.00 DNP
74 83 Kirk Clark 2011 0.00 DNP
75 83 Juan Sosa 2012 0.00 DNP
76 83 Ben Hornbeck 2010 0.00 DNP
77 83 Emmanuel De Leon 2013 0.00 DNP
78 83 Kevin Vance 2013 0.00 DNP
79 83 Santo Frias 2010 0.00 DNP
80 82 Sam Demel 2008 0.00 DNP
81 82 Mace Thurman 2009 0.00 DNP
82 82 Jack Leathersich 2013 0.00 DNP
83 82 Martin Beno 2009 0.00 DNP
84 82 Juan Noriega 2013 0.00 DNP
85 82 Chris Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
86 82 Rich Thompson 2007 10.80
87 82 Francisco Jimenez 2011 0.00 DNP
88 81 Porfirio Lopez 2012 0.00 DNP
89 81 Francisco Samuel 2009 0.00 DNP
90 81 Philip Wetherell 2012 0.00 DNP
91 81 Kyle Hendricks 2012 0.00 DNP
92 81 Dennis Neuman 2012 0.00 DNP
93 81 Jose Ceda 2009 0.00 DNP
94 81 Robert Paullus 2012 0.00 DNP
95 81 Kurt Yacko 2010 0.00 DNP
96 81 Randy Henry 2012 0.00 DNP
97 81 Johnny Hellweg 2011 0.00 DNP
98 81 Jose Mijares 2007 0.00 DNP
99 81 Luis Avilan 2012 2.25
100 81 Jorge Perez 2008 0.00 DNP

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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).

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 20Mauricio Rubio2014-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 1, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less SorryJordan Gorosh2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less SorryR.J. Anderson2014-07-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 12Mauricio Rubio2014-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 11: The Ballad of Kevin GreggMauricio Rubio2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Single's Going SteadyR.J. Anderson2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 10Mauricio Rubio2014-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week NineMauricio Rubio2014-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27Daniel Rathman2014-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Corey KnebelMauricio Rubio2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Corey KnebelJordan Gorosh2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014Baseball Prospectus2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: April 29, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 75 Relief PitchersBret Sayre2014-03-06
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat) As you probably know Corey Knebel just got traded to the Texas Rangers. Is he still worth stashing on my dynasty team in the hopes he becomes a closer? Detroit drafted him with the idea that he could close eventually or at least that the word they were putting out there. He had an excellent reputation as a college closer. Who is going to get saves now in Texas? Neil Cotts? Neftali Feliz? Will the Rangers seek a 'name' closer in the off season?
(Shoeless Joe from Wisconsin)
I think he's worth the long play given Feliz's health track record and Knebel's ability (that's a real damn hammer) but I would be quick on the trigger to cut him if you need a piece. Closers are the most fungible fantasy asset. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell me anything about Corey Knebel? Any chance that the Tigers convert him to a starter?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Just about zero chance. But he could be a dominant reliever. His one-two punch is electric. (Bret Sayre)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)How quickly can the Tigers three picks last night help out? All are college guys, close to majors?
(Mark from Toledo)
Detroit grabbed Jonathon Crawford (rhp, Florida), Kevin Ziomek (lhp, Vandy) and Corey Knebel (rhp, Texas) with their three day one selections, and all have their share of evaluators who feel they are bullpen arms long term. Ziomek is still partaking in college ball (Super Regionals this weekend, followed by Omaha if Vandy wins) so his pro load will depend on when he signs and how many innings he's thrown. Knebel will flash "now" stuff that can get out MLB bats, but in my opinion is too inconsistent to be trusted with meaningful innings this year. He could be ready at some point next year. I'd assume Crawford was drafted with starting in mind. He'll need some minor league innings to try and find more command of his stuff--maybe a 2015 ETA? (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Corey Knebel has thrown 195 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).