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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-26-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age22 years, 7 months, 29 days
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WARP Summary

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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 1.67 3.11 2.1 0.2
Career808.70.08.7000000391176015330116.231.673.112.10.2

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 3.11 133 .280 .260 .318 .394 .257 .440 109 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 ERI AA 11 0 15.0 2.68 145 .204 .268 .331 .402 .266 .241 105 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2014 TOL AAA 14 0 18.3 3.93 116 .159 .269 .332 .394 .253 .158 103 2.6 0.3 2.6 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 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 4.6 0.5
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 2.1 0.2
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 2.6 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 0.5146 0.3977 0.7647 0.5455 0.2410 0.8125 0.6500 0.2353
Career1710.51460.39770.76470.54550.2410.81250.650.2353

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

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).

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BP Articles

Corey Knebel is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
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 BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Top 50 2013 Signees for Dynasty DraftsBret Sayre2014-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 6Jeff Moore2013-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: First Round Selections: American LeagueZach Mortimer2013-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, August 5BP Prospect Staff2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: AL Draft RecapFrankie Piliere2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
BP Unfiltered: 2013 MLB Draft: Scouting Video IndexNick J. Faleris2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: Pitchers to Know (Part 2)Nick J. Faleris2013-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 26-50Allan Simpson2013-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft RankingsAllan Simpson2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: The Red-River RivalryJason Cole2013-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31
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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).