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Bobby LaFromboise PPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
52.3 3.85 1.27 45 3 1 0 0.3
Birth Date6-25-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
0.12013
0.02014
0.12015
0.32016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 SEA MLB 10 0 10.7 12 4 11 0 .255 93 10.1 3.4 0.0 9.3 38% .375 .243 1.50 2.14 5.91 99 4.08 0.1
2014 PIT MLB 6 0 3.7 3 0 4 1 .273 94 7.4 0.0 2.5 9.8 20% .222 .271 0.82 4.47 2.45 98 3.70 0.0
2015 PIT MLB 11 0 8.0 5 1 8 1 .279 103 5.6 1.1 1.1 9.0 40% .211 .191 0.75 3.16 1.12 99 4.11 0.1
CareerMLB27022.3205232.266978.12.00.89.335%.300.2311.122.893.63994.030.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 WTN AA 49 0 61.0 62 24 53 6 .255 112 9.1 3.5 0.9 7.8 47% .320 .251 1.41 4.18 3.10
2012 WTN AA 20 0 26.7 15 5 32 0 .256 106 5.1 1.7 0.0 10.8 57% .231 .172 0.75 1.31 1.01
2012 TAC AAA 27 0 39.7 30 16 38 1 .271 92 6.8 3.6 0.2 8.6 52% .282 .197 1.16 3.29 1.59
2012 PER Wnt 13 0 13.0 13 4 17 1 .000 9.0 2.8 0.7 11.8 0% .353 .000 1.31 3.23 5.54
2013 SEA MLB 10 0 10.7 12 4 11 0 .255 93 10.1 3.4 0.0 9.3 38% .375 .243 1.50 2.14 5.91
2013 TAC AAA 45 0 61.0 66 18 63 5 .274 97 9.7 2.7 0.7 9.3 39% .349 .260 1.38 3.50 3.39
2014 PIT MLB 6 0 3.7 3 0 4 1 .273 94 7.4 0.0 2.5 9.8 20% .222 .271 0.82 4.47 2.45
2014 ELP AAA 58 0 53.0 68 21 45 4 .273 102 11.5 3.6 0.7 7.6 50% .366 .289 1.68 4.17 4.75
2014 IND AAA 5 0 4.0 2 0 4 0 .257 107 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 30% .200 .105 0.50 1.36 0.00
2015 PIT MLB 11 0 8.0 5 1 8 1 .279 103 5.6 1.1 1.1 9.0 40% .211 .191 0.75 3.16 1.12
2015 IND AAA 54 0 54.3 41 21 52 5 .251 100 6.8 3.5 0.8 8.6 51% .250 .225 1.14 3.60 2.98
2016 LEH AAA 13 0 16.7 29 9 8 1 .256 15.7 4.9 0.5 4.3 47% .406 .359 2.28 4.60 5.94

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
2013 186 0.3925 0.4839 0.8222 0.5616 0.4336 0.9024 0.7551 0.1778
2014 53 0.3962 0.5472 0.6207 0.7143 0.4375 0.8000 0.4286 0.3793
2015 109 0.4404 0.4954 0.6852 0.7292 0.3115 0.7714 0.5263 0.3148
Career3480.40810.49710.74860.63740.3960.84580.63370.2514

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $
2015 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 111 d2016

Details
  • 2016. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 1/29/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 1/25/16. DFA by Philadelphia 2/10/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/12/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15. Claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Pittsburgh 12/23/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14. Claimed by San Diego off waivers 4/4/14 after being DFA by Seattle 3/27/14. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 8/24/14 after being DFA by San Diego 8/20/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/20/12. Re-signed by Seattle 2/16/13. Re-signed by Seattle 3/13.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2008 (8-252) (New Mexico). $70,000 signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.6 1.6 0.5 65 0 72.3 53 20 65 7 .259 1.02 2.81 3.05 13.9 1.5
80o 3.2 1.4 0.4 59 0 65.8 52 20 59 7 .274 1.09 3.18 3.46 9.6 1.0
70o 2.9 1.2 0.4 55 0 61.2 51 19 55 7 .285 1.15 3.46 3.76 6.9 0.8
60o 2.7 1.1 0.3 52 0 57.3 50 19 51 6 .294 1.20 3.70 4.02 4.8 0.5
50o 2.5 1 0.3 49 0 53.8 49 18 48 6 .302 1.25 3.92 4.26 3.1 0.3
40o 2.3 0.9 0.3 45 0 50.4 48 18 45 6 .311 1.30 4.15 4.51 1.5 0.2
30o 2.1 0.8 0.2 42 0 46.8 46 17 42 6 .320 1.36 4.40 4.78 0.1 0.0
20o 1.9 0.7 0.2 38 0 42.6 44 17 38 6 .331 1.43 4.70 5.11 -1.5 -0.2
10o 1.6 0.5 0.2 33 0 37.1 41 15 33 5 .346 1.52 5.12 5.56 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.510.348053.14818486.3001.243.894.233.30.4

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 6/26/2016 09:42 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.1 1.5 0.4 61 0 67.7 54 20 60 7 .253 1.09 3.21 3.34 9.3 1.0
80o 2.8 1.3 0.4 55 0 61.5 52 20 54 7 .267 1.17 3.57 3.73 5.9 0.6
70o 2.5 1.1 0.3 52 0 57.1 51 19 51 7 .278 1.24 3.83 4.01 3.7 0.4
60o 2.3 1 0.3 48 0 53.5 50 19 47 6 .286 1.29 4.06 4.26 2.0 0.2
50o 2.2 0.9 0.3 45 0 50.1 49 18 44 6 .294 1.35 4.28 4.49 0.6 0.1
40o 2 0.8 0.2 42 0 46.9 48 18 42 6 .303 1.40 4.50 4.72 -0.6 -0.1
30o 1.8 0.7 0.2 39 0 43.5 46 17 39 6 .311 1.46 4.74 4.98 -1.8 -0.2
20o 1.6 0.6 0.2 36 0 39.6 44 17 35 6 .322 1.53 5.02 5.28 -2.9 -0.3
10o 1.4 0.5 0.1 31 0 34.4 41 15 30 5 .336 1.64 5.42 5.72 -4.2 -0.5
Weighted Mean2.10.90.345049.54818446.2921.334.254.460.80.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
16% 19% 10% 11% 31%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20173121044049451846645.3091.284.094.578.23.38.41.10.2
20183221041046421742645.3071.294.254.758.33.48.31.20.1
20193321039044401541545.3091.264.114.598.23.18.51.00.1
20203421038042391539545.3091.294.124.608.43.28.41.10.1
20213521034038351335545.3101.264.144.628.33.18.31.20.1
20223621032036341233445.3111.294.194.688.63.08.31.00.1
20233721032036341232545.3121.294.204.698.63.08.11.30.1
20243821034037351334545.3121.294.174.668.43.18.21.20.1
20253921032036341233445.3121.294.184.678.63.08.31.00.1

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
1.31.83.2out of baseball0.82.27.1

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151.31.83.2out of baseball0.82.27.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Dane De La Rosa 2013 3.36
2 91 Gabe DeHoyos 2010 0.00 DNP
3 91 Pat Venditte 2015 4.40
4 91 Steve Andrade 2008 0.00 DNP
5 90 Warner Madrigal 2014 0.00 DNP
6 90 Jumbo Diaz 2014 3.38
7 90 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
8 90 Josh Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
9 90 Joe Bateman 2010 0.00 DNP
10 89 Jordan De Jong 2009 0.00 DNP
11 89 Ross Wolf 2013 4.53
12 88 Jim Miller 2012 2.77
13 88 Jason Urquidez 2013 0.00 DNP
14 88 Dustin Molleken 2015 0.00 DNP
15 88 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
16 87 Cesar Jimenez 2015 3.13
17 87 Mike Ekstrom 2014 0.00 DNP
18 87 Jailen Peguero 2011 0.00 DNP
19 86 Atahualpa Severino 2015 0.00 DNP
20 86 Mike DeMark 2013 0.00 DNP
21 86 Derrick Loop 2014 0.00 DNP
22 86 Jose Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
23 86 Kyler Newby 2015 0.00 DNP
24 86 Brandon Kloess 2015 0.00 DNP
25 86 Dale Thayer 2011 3.48
26 86 Eric Hull 2010 0.00 DNP
27 86 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
28 85 Felix Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
29 85 Ryan Reid 2015 0.00 DNP
30 85 Brian Gordon 2009 0.00 DNP
31 84 Jonathan Albaladejo 2013 0.00 DNP
32 84 Neil Wagner 2014 8.10
33 84 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP
34 84 Scott Patterson 2009 0.00 DNP
35 84 Jason Anderson 2009 0.00 DNP
36 84 Jason Kershner 2007 0.00 DNP
37 84 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
38 83 Donnie Veal 2015 14.54
39 83 Colter Bean 2007 12.00
40 83 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
41 83 Jairo Asencio 2013 7.71
42 83 Carlos Muniz 2011 0.00 DNP
43 83 Blake Parker 2015 0.00 DNP
44 83 Justin Thomas 2014 0.00 DNP
45 83 Kevin Whelan 2014 13.50
46 83 Jason Bulger 2009 3.56
47 82 Dustin Richardson 2014 0.00 DNP
48 82 Ian Ostlund 2009 0.00 DNP
49 82 Roberto Giron 2006 0.00 DNP
50 82 Jon Switzer 2010 0.00 DNP
51 82 Robert Coello 2015 0.00 DNP
52 82 Justin James 2012 0.00 DNP
53 82 Scott Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
54 82 Ben Julianel 2010 0.00 DNP
55 82 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
56 82 Wirfin Obispo 2015 0.00 DNP
57 82 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
58 82 Chad Paronto 2006 3.49
59 81 Allan Simpson 2008 0.00 DNP
60 81 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
61 81 Brian Falkenborg 2008 5.24
62 81 Ben Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
63 81 Ryan Speier 2010 0.00 DNP
64 81 Ryan Houston 2010 0.00 DNP
65 81 Chris Oxspring 2007 0.00 DNP
66 81 Francisco Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
67 81 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
68 81 Jon Link 2014 0.00 DNP
69 81 Pedro Viola 2013 0.00 DNP
70 80 Phil Norton 2006 0.00 DNP
71 80 Joe Torres 2013 0.00 DNP
72 80 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
73 80 Jon Huber 2012 0.00 DNP
74 80 Tim Hamulack 2007 0.00 DNP
75 80 Juan Cedeno 2014 0.00 DNP
76 80 Ryan Braun 2011 0.00 DNP
77 80 Mike McClendon 2015 0.00 DNP
78 80 Rafael Martin 2014 0.00 DNP
79 80 Rich Rundles 2011 0.00 DNP
80 80 Marcus Gwyn 2008 0.00 DNP
81 80 Randy Boone 2015 0.00 DNP
82 80 Kevin Cameron 2010 0.00 DNP
83 79 Jim Henderson 2013 2.70
84 79 Randy Williams 2006 0.00 DNP
85 79 George Kontos 2015 2.45
86 79 Erasmo Ramirez 2006 0.00 DNP
87 79 Clay Rapada 2011 6.61
88 79 Matt Yourkin 2012 0.00 DNP
89 79 Will Harris 2015 2.28
90 79 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
91 79 Brad Ziegler 2010 3.56
92 79 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
93 79 Juan Salas 2009 0.00 DNP
94 79 Chris Hatcher 2015 4.15
95 79 Carlos Fisher 2013 0.00 DNP
96 79 Chris Schroder 2009 0.00 DNP
97 78 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
98 78 Matt Daley 2012 0.00 DNP
99 78 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
100 78 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .180 .188 .350 .190
11 vs R (Multi) .244 .303 .402 .245
18 Split (Multi) -.064 -.115 -.052 -.056
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .158 .158 .368 .187
31 vs R (2015) .222 .300 .333 .200
38 Split (2015) -.064 -.142 .035 -.013
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Bobby LaFromboise is from California, not Louisiana. Bobby LaFromboise is from California, not Louisiana. Bobby LaFromboise is ... nope, we ain't buying it. We are, however, buying LaFromboise as a second lefty.
2015 Side-armer Bobby LaFromboise, an August waiver claim from the Padres, aspires to be the second or third southpaw in a bullpen one day. He's already the guy you have to triple-check to confirm he's from California, not Louisiana.
2014 Bobby LaFromboise earned a crack at the majors with excellent numbers in the high minors over the last three years, but his high-80s fastball was knocked around in his brief Seattle stint despite a strikeout per inning.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hey Hey Hey! It's Maaaatt Albers!Bryan Grosnick2016-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hey Hey Hey! It's Maaaatt Albers!R.J. Anderson2016-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game PreviewMike Gianella2014-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By PittsburghR.J. Anderson2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-11
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 13Jason Martinez2012-11-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Bobby LaFromboise has thrown 634 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).