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Birth Date9-27-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.32010
-1.02011
0.62012
0.42013
-0.82014
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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
2007 WAS 22 6 6 34.7 34.7 0.0 2 2 0 0 2 0 153 36 17 16 3 51 17 16 2 10 4.15 5.37 6.32 -2.6 -0.3
2008 WAS 23 31 31 182.0 182.0 0.0 9 15 0 0 21 0 779 172 89 79 23 273 72 71 7 117 3.91 4.76 5.81 -9.4 -1.0
2009 WAS 24 33 33 206.3 206.3 0.0 9 13 0 0 19 1 875 210 100 89 22 332 68 63 6 89 3.88 4.66 5.62 -7.3 -1.0
2010 WAS 25 25 25 143.3 143.3 0.0 8 8 0 0 12 0 643 175 82 74 14 256 49 46 4 71 4.65 4.49 5.07 -4.2 -0.3
2011 WAS 26 33 33 184.7 184.7 0.0 10 13 0 0 16 0 808 194 90 76 15 278 76 73 7 106 3.70 4.25 5.25 -8.8 -1.0
2012 WAS 27 6 6 32.7 32.7 0.0 4 1 0 0 2 0 143 33 15 15 0 44 14 13 4 17 4.13 3.75 3.68 5.6 0.6
2013 PHI 28 14 14 74.3 74.3 0.0 3 6 0 0 6 0 332 86 48 44 6 128 27 26 5 38 5.33 4.34 4.68 5.1 0.4
2014 NYN 29 5 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 7 7 7 3 19 2 2 0 2 15.75 13.35 17.54 -5.2 -0.6
Career153148862.0858.04.04658007813754913448400861381325310354504.184.575.41-26.9-3.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 VER A- 14 11 63.3 6.63 48 .301 .258 .336 .375 .262 .329 97 -7.2 -0.7 -7.2 -0.7
2006 SAV A 27 25 138.1 5.50 46 .265 .252 .323 .373 .259 .316 71 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 6 6 34.7 6.32 65 .274 .259 .327 .415 .255 .273 98 -2.4 -0.2 -2.6 -0.3
2007 POT A+ 8 8 50.7 5.34 93 .193 .260 .331 .397 .254 .206 104 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2007 HAR AA 6 5 36.0 5.59 94 .227 .261 .335 .408 .255 .261 114 1.6 0.2 2.3 0.3
2007 COH AAA 7 6 38.0 4.51 96 .204 .250 .313 .369 .251 .238 94 1.3 0.1 0.8 0.2
2008 WAS MLB 31 31 182.0 5.81 70 .260 .264 .328 .418 .262 .266 96 -8.0 -0.8 -9.4 -1.0
2009 WAS MLB 33 33 206.3 5.62 70 .262 .259 .326 .409 .259 .272 95 -7.9 -0.8 -7.3 -1.0
2010 WAS MLB 25 25 143.3 5.07 74 .296 .255 .317 .397 .262 .319 92 -3.2 -0.3 -4.2 -0.3
2010 HAR AA 7 7 40.7 4.41 111 .263 .269 .340 .413 .260 .346 110 6.2 0.6 6.5 0.7
2011 WAS MLB 33 33 184.7 5.25 68 .275 .248 .309 .378 .255 .296 96 -9.7 -1.0 -8.8 -1.0
2012 WAS MLB 6 6 32.7 3.68 114 .253 .255 .316 .401 .259 .303 100 4.8 0.5 5.6 0.6
2012 SYR AAA 24 24 148.7 6.14 69 .256 .257 .321 .392 .251 .303 100 -13.3 -1.3 -12.8 -1.3
2013 PHI MLB 14 14 74.3 4.68 89 .289 .250 .307 .378 .251 .312 105 3.2 0.3 5.1 0.4
2013 CLR A+ 1 1 4.0 3.79 121 .310 .283 .348 .436 .280 .462 103 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 REA AA 1 1 7.0 4.27 107 .177 .275 .350 .436 .286 .292 105 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 NYN MLB 5 0 4.0 17.54 -275 .525 .224 .302 .359 .255 .286 92 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
2014 SLU A+ 6 6 21.3 5.54 85 .314 .260 .323 .370 .255 .337 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 LVG AAA 8 6 34.7 6.51 68 .316 .272 .338 .433 .265 .357 99 -0.9 -0.1 0.6 0.1

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
2005 VER A- 3 5 0 14 11 63.3 74 31 41 5 52% .329 10.5 4.4 0.7 5.8 1.66 5.26 -7.2 -0.7
2006 SAV A 6 8 0 27 25 138.1 149 54 114 11 52% .316 9.7 3.5 0.7 7.4 1.47 4.76 0.1 0.0
2007 COH AAA 3 1 0 7 6 38.0 30 12 19 1 48% .238 7.1 2.8 0.2 4.5 1.11 1.66 0.8 0.2
2007 WAS MLB 2 2 0 6 6 34.7 36 17 10 3 52% .273 9.3 4.4 0.8 2.6 1.53 4.15 -2.6 -0.3
2007 POT A+ 6 0 0 8 8 50.7 31 15 35 3 62% .206 5.5 2.7 0.5 6.2 0.91 2.13 2.0 0.2
2007 HAR AA 3 2 0 6 5 36.0 31 15 20 2 58% .261 7.8 3.8 0.5 5.0 1.28 3.25 2.3 0.3
2008 WAS MLB 9 15 0 31 31 182.0 172 72 117 23 56% .266 8.5 3.6 1.1 5.8 1.34 3.91 -9.4 -1.0
2009 WAS MLB 9 13 0 33 33 206.3 210 68 89 22 54% .272 9.2 3.0 1.0 3.9 1.35 3.88 -7.3 -1.0
2010 WAS MLB 8 8 0 25 25 143.3 175 49 71 14 51% .319 11.0 3.1 0.9 4.5 1.56 4.65 -4.2 -0.3
2010 HAR AA 1 4 0 7 7 40.7 49 10 28 3 54% .346 10.8 2.2 0.7 6.2 1.45 4.20 6.5 0.7
2011 WAS MLB 10 13 0 33 33 184.7 194 76 106 15 57% .296 9.5 3.7 0.7 5.2 1.46 3.70 -8.8 -1.0
2012 WAS MLB 4 1 0 6 6 32.7 33 14 17 0 59% .303 9.1 3.9 0.0 4.7 1.44 4.13 5.6 0.6
2012 SYR AAA 9 11 0 24 24 148.7 164 50 86 16 57% .303 9.9 3.0 1.0 5.2 1.44 4.30 -12.8 -1.3
2013 CLR A+ 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 6 1 5 0 77% .462 13.5 2.2 0.0 11.2 1.75 2.25 0.8 0.1
2013 REA AA 0 1 0 1 1 7.0 7 1 1 0 75% .292 9.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 1.14 2.57 0.8 0.1
2013 PHI MLB 3 6 0 14 14 74.3 86 27 38 6 55% .312 10.4 3.3 0.7 4.6 1.52 5.33 5.1 0.4
2014 SLU A+ 0 3 0 6 6 21.3 30 7 11 2 61% .337 12.7 3.0 0.8 4.6 1.73 6.75 0.2 0.0
2014 LVG AAA 3 2 0 8 6 34.7 51 14 19 6 57% .357 13.2 3.6 1.6 4.9 1.88 6.75 0.6 0.1
2014 NYN MLB 1 0 0 5 0 4.0 7 2 2 3 47% .286 15.8 4.5 6.8 4.5 2.25 15.75 -5.2 -0.6

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 2783 0.4934 0.4408 0.8312 0.6133 0.2723 0.9050 0.6693 0.1672
2009 3088 0.5431 0.4545 0.8924 0.6106 0.2686 0.9297 0.7916 0.1069
2010 2273 0.5293 0.4454 0.8696 0.6209 0.2477 0.9290 0.7019 0.1294
2011 2927 0.4906 0.4479 0.8268 0.6163 0.2857 0.9051 0.6643 0.1709
2012 505 0.4436 0.4345 0.8493 0.6205 0.2847 0.9496 0.6750 0.1507
2013 1225 0.4824 0.4457 0.8443 0.6244 0.2792 0.9187 0.6893 0.1538
2014 92 0.4565 0.4022 0.8649 0.5476 0.2800 0.9130 0.7857 0.1351
Career128930.50770.44640.85380.61550.27130.91830.70620.1448

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-14 2013-09-30 60-DL 47 43 Left Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendon - -
2013-04-18 2013-06-16 15-DL 59 54 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps Tendon - -
2011-08-14 2011-08-20 DTD 6 4 Left Knee Soreness Fielding - -
2010-05-03 2010-05-13 DTD 10 9 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-01-31 2010-01-31 Off 0 0 Face Surgery LASIK 2010-01-31
2008-06-22 2008-06-22 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $1,500,000
2013 PHI $2,500,000
2012 WAS $5,000,000
2011 WAS $2,750,000
2010 WAS $458,000
2009 WAS $424,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,132,000
2011Current$1,500,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$12,632,000
6 yrTotal$12,632,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 46 dBrodie Van Wagenen1 year/$1.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/20/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 starts. $0.2M each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 innings. $0.25M each for 200, 210 innings. Contract selected by NY Mets 3/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 4/16/14. Refused assignment by NY Mets 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/12. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 innings pitched. $0.25M each for 200, 210 IP. $0.25M each for 31, 32, 33, 34 games started. Refused outright assignment by Philadelphia 10/17/13.
  • 1 year/$5M (2012). Lost arbitration with Washington 2/2/12. Non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 1/17/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.458M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/11/08. Recalled 4/4/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased by Washington 7/26/07. Optioned to Triple-A 8/27/07.
  • Drafted by Washington 2005 (11-324) (Siena).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .278 .338 .402 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .286 .358 .422 .279
18 Split (Multi) -.007 -.020 -.020 -.011
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .323 .371 .462 .296
31 vs R (2013) .288 .358 .434 .289
38 Split (2013) .035 .013 .028 .007
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)My saber oriented Philly friend is howling at Rueben Amaro's off-season moves: Mike Young, Delmon Young, John Lannan, Chad Durbin, and the artist formely known as Yuniesky. In your humble opinion, are the Phillies actually moving forward, slamming on the accelator while in reverse, or simply stuck in neutral?
(Paul from DC)
They're not moving forward, far from it. They're not slamming on the accelerator either. I think they're trying to push it out of a ditch, if I had to pick any one automotive analogy. This is what happens when you extend Ryan Howard so far before free agency and only notice the skills you want to notice. Of the moves mentioned, the Lannan move bothers me the least. Or the Yuni NRI just because it's an NRI. (Zachary Levine)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from John Lannan if he does sign with Philly?
(Reggie from dancing)
5th-starter level goodness. Far better real-life player than fantasy. Elite groundball rate mitigates risk factor tied to Citizen's Bank's home runniness (new word, Merriam-Webster added it for sure... don't fact check that). (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see the Twins targeting as far starting pitchers?
(twinsfan29 from Nashville)
You're much closer to all the buzz than I am, twinsfan29!

Jerry Crasnick from ESPN heard yesterday that they're in on Joe Blanton, who would fit well at Target Field. He also mentioned the recently non-tendered Mike Pelfrey and John Lannan here: https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/275711755441823744. Last week, the Twins were tied to Brett Myers, who could transition back from the bullpen. If they turn to the trade market, some of the Rays starters could be in play. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your World Series matchup as of now?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Three weeks ago, the Angels would have been strong favorites to represent the American League and now they're an afterthought. So, take this with a grain of salt, but give me Washington / Texas. I have a perverse desire to see John Lannan make a World Series start. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that the Nationals can keep up their winning? Or will they become just another average team?
(Luis from Richmond)
I do think they can keep up their winning, as their record is essentially in line with their peripheral factors; their actual winning percentage (.581) and Hit List Factor (.580) are both tops in the league, and right in line with each other.

That said, they're likely going to have to do something about Stephen Strasburg late in the year, whether they hew to a hardline stance regarding his innings total or play it by ear. With Chien-Ming Wang turning into a pumpkin, they'll eventually need a reinforcement for that rotation, somebody better than the farmed-out John Lannan. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Angels should do with Peter Bourjos? With Mike Trout up, he's slated to play once (maybe twice) a week, and is apparently not someone the Angels are interested in trading right now. Do you think being a 4th OF in Anaheim is any better for him (or the team) than sending him to SLC?
(riley b from a tour bus headed for San Diego)
I want to say that Vernon Wells will eventually be pushed aside, or platooned at DH with Morales, and Bourjos and Trout can play CF/LF together. But I also don't think Trumbo is super likely to stay at third, and so he'll start getting OF starts. It's not that I'm against trading Bourjos, it's just that I don't ever get the sense (from the rumors and stuff) that they would get anything close to full value for him. I mean, the Bourjos for John Lannan rumors in the offseason were nothing, they weren't tied to reality (I don't think), but the fact that people in the industry, writers, etc, though that it was even remotely realistic tells me that, yikes, it might be remotely realistic. And trading Peter Bourjos for anything close to John Lannan would be absolutely insane.

I guess I'd keep him up as a fourth outfielder for now. Playing time has a way of working itself out, especially on a team with as many struggling hitters/fielders as the Angels. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)As best I remember, John Lannan is a pitcher who has seemed to outperform his stats. As a stats guru, you might have a lower opinion of him, but I still wonder what you think the Nats might be able to get back for him in trade. +1/2St.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Having now signed E-Jax, and having plenty of other rotation options, my guess is the Nats will deal him for a mid- or lower-tier prospect to any team that will take his salary. He's a serviceable innings eater, and there is value in that, but there's little upside here that any team would trade a real asset to acquire. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)When looking at his peripherals, do you find Randy Wells' performance sustainable?
(Matt from Chicago)
Wells belongs to the same group as John Lannan in that guys of this ilk don't do anything that would make you think they should experience success at the big league level, but they do. I don't know if PITCHf/x is a route to take in exploring their attributes or something else, but they get batters out without blistering fastballs, oodles of movement, propensities for grounders, etc. Is Wells a sub-3.00 ERA pitcher? No, not a chance. But can he stick around with his skill-set? Of course. I could see him settling into that upper-3/lower-4 ERA area Lannan lives in and remaining a staple in the middle to back end of any rotation. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think being able to force GIDP is a consistent skill like K's for guys like Joel Pineiro and John Lannan?
(George from Kansas)
I think it's more a function of groundball rates and runners on first base, one of which is a skill and the other an effect. I suppose you could check GB rate in DP situations versus others to see if there's an uptick, but you do have sample-size issues. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)John Lannan: Future #2 starter or Future #5 starter?
(John from Kentucky)
3.5 (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will you admit that John Lannan is a good pitcher after he dominated your Yankees in the worst pitchers park in baseball?
(Mike from Maryland)
#4 starter. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on John Lannan? (Insert Beatles pun as needed.)
(Dan from PA)
Hey there Dan, how's it going? I typed his name into Google the other day to get one of his stat pages, and Google asked me if I meant "John Lennon". Lannan just missed KG's Top 11 for the Diamondbacks, and though I haven't asked him, I'm guessing it had something to do with his inability to put away hitters. He's still walking too many hitters, but he's upped the Ks above the average. He's intriguing, because if he adjusted, he's going to be a useful part for the Nats. He used his slider in less than one percent of the time last year, and this year has utilized it 22% of the time. Anyone have any info on the pitch? (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did I make the right decission sending John Lannan down to AAA instead of Matt Chico to start the season?
(Jim Bowden from Washington, DC)
Absolutely. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You should take the over on the Nationals. You have them at 72, one down from last year's 73. With the upgrades in the OF (Nook/Langerhans for Lastings, Church/Snelling for Wily Mo/Dukes), Nick Johnson coming back, and an improved rotation (giving the innings that went to Jerome Williams, Joel Hanrahan, and Mike Bascik to Odalis Perez, John Patterson, John Lannan, Tyler Clippard, etc.) this team will be better.
(sbiel2 from Washington, DC)
You could be right there. One thing that PECOTA doesn't know, can't know yet, is just how all those playing time decisions will be made. Right now we have a best guess. As we see how the team sorts itself out, that prediction will be open to revision. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableJohn Lannan went three strong against the Phils, but can barely get anyone out the second time through. Highlighted by that massive Howard homer. Halladay with a swinging bunt to deliver career RBI #2.
(Clay Davenport)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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John Lannan has thrown 13,096 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Sinker (88mph), Cutter (88mph), Curve (75mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Change (84mph).