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Portrait of Bobby Korecky

Bobby Korecky PBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
54.3 4.76 1.37 34 2 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date9-16-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age35 years, 1 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.22012
2013
-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
2008 MIN 28 16 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 74 19 9 9 2 30 8 8 0 6 4.58 5.31 5.54 1.2 0.2
2009 ARI 29 5 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 11 9 9 0 17 4 4 0 3 13.50 4.06 5.15 0.2 0.0
2012 TOR 32 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 18.00 19.05 27.69 -1.5 -0.2
2014 TOR 34 2 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 3 3 0 5 1 1 0 2 8.10 2.86 4.53 0.2 0.0
Career24028.00.028.020000012535232335614140117.395.245.910.10.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 LWD A 8 4 27.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAT A- 7 5 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLR A+ 49 0 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 12 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NBR AA 55 0 67.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .249 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NBR AA 2 0 1.3 6.67 45 .789 .242 .289 .375 .235 1.000 14 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2006 NBR AA 16 0 25.1 4.15 94 .345 .244 .317 .369 .254 .341 68 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2006 ROC AAA 34 0 51.0 5.14 72 .266 .254 .321 .388 .254 .275 97 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2007 ROC AAA 66 0 85.0 3.91 104 .260 .263 .336 .400 .262 .300 91 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
2007 ARA Wnt 5 0 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .133 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ARA Wnt 27 1 38.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MIN MLB 16 0 17.7 5.54 88 .272 .261 .323 .413 .254 .293 105 -0.1 -0.0 1.2 0.2
2008 ROC AAA 53 0 74.3 3.59 115 .225 .263 .332 .401 .263 .288 93 12.8 1.2 12.8 1.2
2009 ARI MLB 5 0 6.0 5.15 93 .352 .239 .303 .376 .243 .440 106 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 RNO AAA 27 0 30.0 3.86 124 .209 .275 .344 .419 .276 .287 104 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2010 HER Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NHP AA 35 0 39.7 3.46 115 .208 .258 .327 .393 .269 .245 88 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2011 LVG AAA 9 0 13.3 3.77 137 .125 .288 .358 .455 .274 .125 105 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2011 TDE Wnt 14 0 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 27.69 -360 .430 .260 .349 .455 .291 .000 112 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2012 LVG AAA 46 2 86.3 5.94 93 .263 .279 .346 .438 .272 .278 108 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2012 LAR Wnt 8 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 26 2 56.7 6.26 63 .275 .259 .330 .394 .258 .324 104 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2014 TOR MLB 2 0 3.3 4.53 102 .239 .264 .318 .395 .258 .364 111 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 55 0 64.0 3.60 119 .201 .262 .328 .396 .252 .253 99 10.3 1.0 10.3 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
2002 BAT A- 2 2 0 7 5 35.0 30 6 25 2 0% .283 7.7 1.5 0.5 6.4 1.03 2.31 0.0 0.0
2002 LWD A 2 2 1 8 4 27.0 25 3 15 0 0% .284 8.3 1.0 0.0 5.0 1.04 3.00 0.0 0.0
2003 CLR A+ 5 4 25 49 0 59.7 52 9 46 3 0% .282 7.8 1.4 0.5 6.9 1.02 2.26 0.0 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 18.0 16 5 12 2 0% .000 8.0 2.5 1.0 6.0 1.17 4.00 0.0 0.0
2004 NBR AA 3 4 31 55 0 67.0 52 20 57 5 0% .249 7.0 2.7 0.7 7.7 1.07 3.36 0.0 0.0
2005 NBR AA 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 2 1 1 0 0% 1.000 13.8 6.9 0.0 6.9 2.31 6.92 -0.3 -0.0
2006 NBR AA 1 2 5 16 0 25.1 30 13 14 1 47% .341 10.8 4.7 0.4 5.0 1.71 3.23 1.7 0.2
2006 ROC AAA 5 3 8 34 0 51.0 52 16 28 4 52% .275 9.2 2.8 0.7 4.9 1.33 3.35 -1.5 -0.2
2007 ROC AAA 5 6 35 66 0 85.0 80 34 71 5 55% .300 8.5 3.6 0.5 7.5 1.34 3.71 8.7 0.8
2007 ARA Wnt 1 3 1 27 1 38.0 37 11 32 3 0% .312 8.8 2.6 0.7 7.6 1.26 3.08 0.0 0.0
2008 MIN MLB 2 0 0 16 0 17.7 19 8 6 2 52% .293 9.7 4.1 1.0 3.1 1.53 4.58 1.2 0.2
2008 ROC AAA 6 5 26 53 0 74.3 66 22 71 3 54% .288 8.0 2.7 0.4 8.6 1.18 2.91 12.8 1.2
2009 ARI MLB 0 0 0 5 0 6.0 11 4 3 0 36% .440 16.5 6.0 0.0 4.5 2.50 13.50 0.2 0.0
2009 RNO AAA 2 1 13 27 0 30.0 26 3 25 1 56% .287 7.8 0.9 0.3 7.5 0.97 2.10 6.1 0.6
2010 HER Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 0 0% .500 18.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2011 LVG AAA 1 0 1 9 0 13.3 4 6 11 0 41% .125 2.7 4.0 0.0 7.4 0.75 0.68 3.3 0.3
2011 TDE Wnt 1 0 0 14 0 13.0 22 6 12 0 0% .440 15.2 4.2 0.0 8.3 2.15 4.85 0.0 0.0
2011 NHP AA 3 3 12 35 0 39.7 28 10 40 3 50% .245 6.4 2.3 0.7 9.1 0.96 2.50 5.8 0.6
2012 TOR MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 1 75% .000 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 2.00 18.00 -1.5 -0.2
2012 LAR Wnt 2 1 0 8 0 7.3 11 3 7 1 0% .345 13.5 3.7 1.2 8.6 1.91 4.91 0.0 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 3 4 0 46 2 86.3 89 19 47 10 46% .278 9.3 2.0 1.0 4.9 1.25 3.44 4.5 0.4
2013 BUF AAA 3 0 0 26 2 56.7 69 15 39 9 44% .324 11.0 2.4 1.4 6.2 1.48 4.45 -2.6 -0.3
2014 BUF AAA 5 3 22 55 0 64.0 47 18 60 3 48% .253 6.6 2.5 0.4 8.4 1.02 1.97 10.3 1.0
2014 TOR MLB 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 4 1 2 0 55% .364 10.8 2.7 0.0 5.4 1.50 8.10 0.2 0.0

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
2008 279 0.5054 0.4373 0.8279 0.6241 0.2464 0.9091 0.6176 0.1721
2009 117 0.4872 0.4359 0.8824 0.6140 0.2667 0.9143 0.8125 0.1176
2012 21 0.5238 0.5238 0.9091 0.8182 0.2000 0.8889 1.0000 0.0909
2014 58 0.3966 0.5172 0.8333 0.7826 0.3429 0.8333 0.8333 0.1667
Career4750.48840.45050.84560.64950.26110.90020.70890.1544

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-31 2014-04-07 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-05 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-07-08 2009-09-08 Minors 62 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Revision 2009-07-29
2005-06-05 2005-09-05 Minors 92 87 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-05 -
2004-07-22 2004-08-03 Minors 12 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 91 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 5/30/14. DFA by Toronto 5/31/14 (optional assignment). DFA by Toronto 7/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/13/14. Refused assignment by Toronto 10/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 11/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Toronto (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/24/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/6/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/9/10 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Angels 2010.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Minnesota 2/18/09. Signed by Arizona 3/3/09. DFA by Arizona 10/9/09, sent outright to Triple-A 10/13/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/20/07.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Philadelphia 12/03.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2002 (19-569) (University of Michigan).

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 2.4 1 1.6 46 0 73.0 63 18 45 9 .246 1.11 3.56 3.87 8.8 0.9
80o 2.1 0.8 1.4 42 0 66.4 62 17 41 8 .260 1.19 3.96 4.31 4.8 0.5
70o 1.9 0.7 1.3 39 0 61.7 61 17 38 8 .270 1.26 4.25 4.62 2.3 0.2
60o 1.8 0.7 1.1 36 0 57.9 59 17 36 8 .278 1.31 4.51 4.9 0.4 0.0
50o 1.7 0.6 1 34 0 54.4 58 16 34 8 .287 1.37 4.75 5.16 -1.2 -0.1
40o 1.5 0.5 0.9 32 0 50.9 57 16 32 8 .295 1.42 4.99 5.43 -2.6 -0.3
30o 1.4 0.5 0.8 30 0 47.3 55 15 29 8 .303 1.49 5.26 5.71 -3.8 -0.4
20o 1.2 0.4 0.7 27 0 43.2 52 15 27 7 .314 1.56 5.57 6.06 -5.1 -0.5
10o 1.1 0.3 0.6 24 0 37.6 49 14 23 7 .328 1.67 6.02 6.55 -6.4 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.60.6134053.65716338.2841.364.715.12-0.9-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 5% 10% 10% 18%

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
20153510128050581425848.2961.455.335.7910.52.54.51.4-0.5
20163610124043491222748.2911.435.125.5710.32.54.61.5-0.3
20173710123041461120648.2911.405.145.5910.22.44.41.3-0.3
20183810122040461120648.2901.445.145.5810.42.54.51.4-0.3
20193910122039451119648.2911.455.175.6210.52.64.41.4-0.3
20204010123040461119648.2901.425.165.6010.42.54.31.3-0.3
20214110122039451018648.2881.415.155.6010.42.34.21.4-0.3
20224210121037431016648.2881.455.185.6310.62.53.91.5-0.3
2023431011803338914548.2901.445.295.7510.52.53.91.4-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Jason Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
2 83 Jim Crowell 2008 0.00 DNP
3 82 Vinnie Chulk 2013 0.00 DNP
4 82 Nick Bierbrodt 2012 0.00 DNP
5 81 Scott Strickland 2010 9.00
6 81 Bryan Corey 2008 6.60
7 80 Tim Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
8 80 Jeremy Powell 2010 0.00 DNP
9 80 Chris Bootcheck 2013 9.00
10 80 Kane Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
11 78 Marty McLeary 2009 0.00 DNP
12 78 David Lee 2007 0.00 DNP
13 78 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
14 78 Mike Koplove 2011 0.00 DNP
15 75 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
16 75 Eric Junge 2011 0.00 DNP
17 74 Damian Moss 2011 0.00 DNP
18 73 Lee Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
19 73 Jose Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
20 73 Jeff Harris 2009 0.00 DNP
21 73 Andrew Lorraine 2007 0.00 DNP
22 73 Willie Eyre 2013 0.00 DNP
23 73 Brian Mazone 2011 0.00 DNP
24 72 Brandon Knight 2010 0.00 DNP
25 72 Mike Venafro 2008 0.00 DNP
26 72 Justin Lehr 2012 0.00 DNP
27 72 Brandon Duckworth 2010 0.00 DNP
28 71 Nate Field 2010 0.00 DNP
29 71 Brad Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
30 70 Chris Jakubauskas 2013 0.00 DNP
31 70 Jon Leicester 2013 0.00 DNP
32 70 Micah Bowie 2009 0.00 DNP
33 70 Juan Rincon 2013 0.00 DNP
34 70 Randy Choate 2010 4.84
35 69 Randy Keisler 2010 0.00 DNP
36 69 Travis Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
37 69 Brian Sanches 2013 0.00 DNP
38 69 Randy Williams 2010 6.12
39 69 Valerio De Los Santos 2007 0.00 DNP
40 68 Juan Perez 2013 4.83
41 68 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
42 68 Trever Miller 2007 5.44
43 68 C.J. Nitkowski 2007 0.00 DNP
44 68 Lindsay Gulin 2011 0.00 DNP
45 68 Denny Stark 2009 7.36
46 68 Alberto Castillo 2010 10.12
47 68 R.A. Dickey 2009 4.76
48 67 Terry Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
49 67 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
50 67 Tyler Walker 2010 4.08
51 67 Josh Kinney 2013 0.00 DNP
52 67 Raul Valdes 2012 2.90
53 67 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36
54 67 Esteban Yan 2009 0.00 DNP
55 67 John Bale 2008 4.39
56 66 Chris Sampson 2012 0.00 DNP
57 66 Chad Paronto 2010 0.00 DNP
58 66 Joe Slusarski 2001 9.00
59 66 Tug McGraw 1979 5.92
60 66 Justin Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
61 66 Ryota Igarashi 2013 0.00 DNP
62 66 Aquilino Lopez 2009 0.00 DNP
63 66 David Riske 2011 0.00 DNP
64 66 Scott Proctor 2011 7.59
65 66 Mark Williamson 1994 4.41
66 66 Jim Brower 2007 18.90
67 66 Jim Brosnan 1964 0.00 DNP
68 65 Joe Hoerner 1971 2.47
69 65 Bobby Tiefenauer 1964 4.24
70 65 Craig Lefferts 1992 4.31
71 65 John Wasdin 2007 5.95
72 65 Ron Taylor 1972 12.60
73 65 Shawn Camp 2010 3.36
74 65 Steve Howe 1992 2.86
75 65 Doug Brocail 2001 0.00 DNP
76 65 Dustin Hermanson 2007 0.00 DNP
77 65 Felix Rodriguez 2007 0.00 DNP
78 65 Eddie Fisher 1971 3.48
79 65 Winston Abreu 2011 0.00 DNP
80 65 Tim Burke 1993 0.00 DNP
81 65 Walter Silva 2011 0.00 DNP
82 65 Jay Howell 1990 2.32
83 65 Mike Maddux 1996 5.18
84 64 Willie Hernandez 1989 6.03
85 64 Brian Lawrence 2010 0.00 DNP
86 64 Keith Foulke 2007 0.00 DNP
87 64 Donnie Moore 1988 5.73
88 64 Roy Face 1962 2.37 DNP
89 64 Joel Peralta 2010 2.20
90 64 Joe Nelson 2009 4.69
91 64 Nate Bump 2011 0.00 DNP
92 64 Aaron Heilman 2013 0.00 DNP
93 64 Jerry Spradlin 2001 0.00 DNP
94 64 Randy Flores 2010 3.48
95 64 Rick White 2003 6.58
96 64 Mike Magnante 1999 3.89
97 64 Matt Herges 2004 6.20
98 64 Mike Henneman 1996 6.00
99 64 Tom Gorman 1959 8.41
100 64 Steve Reed 1999 4.82

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 At 30, Bobby Korecky is no longer a prospect, but he could latch onto a bullpen spot if some semblance of his control manifests itself in the bigs.
2009 Bobby Korecky has saved 131 minor league games, which is probably about 130 more than he'll save in the majors; workmanlike relief from the bottom of a bullpen is his ceiling.
2008 Korecky has been groomed as a closer by two organizations now, but minor league closers generally don't become major league closers. With pedestrian rates at every level, Korecky doesn't have any kind of track record of dominance, nor any one pitch that makes you think he could be a high-leverage guy in the majors. He's a top 15 pick in your International League fantasy draft because he'll probably spend the season there.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing OffseasonSam Miller2014-06-13
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Prospect HelpKevin Goldstein2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Eastern UpdateChristina Kahrl2008-07-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Bobby Korecky has thrown 475 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (80mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph).