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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
41.3 3.85 1.34 47 2 2 0 0.4
Birth Date8-13-1984
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 8 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.62013
-0.32014
-0.22015
1.12016
0.42017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 CHA MLB 21 0 17.3 0 0 1 21 15 15 2 .254 108 10.9 7.8 1.0 7.8 47% .328 .311 2.08 6.07 8.31 115 7.14 145.4 -0.3
2007 CHA MLB 68 0 50.7 2 1 0 59 20 35 7 .270 102 10.5 3.6 1.2 6.2 52% .317 .279 1.56 4.90 4.97 104 4.59 95.1 0.5
2008 CHA MLB 55 0 42.3 2 3 0 57 14 42 7 .263 104 12.1 3.0 1.5 8.9 46% .376 .297 1.68 4.38 5.95 93 6.46 137.9 -0.5
2009 ATL MLB 20 0 17.3 1 1 0 21 9 10 1 .273 96 10.9 4.7 0.5 5.2 63% .328 .275 1.73 4.38 5.19 97 3.41 73.2 0.4
2010 NYA MLB 51 0 40.0 2 0 0 34 20 38 3 .260 114 7.7 4.5 0.7 8.6 48% .290 .226 1.35 3.69 2.92 98 4.08 92.2 0.4
2011 NYA MLB 64 0 41.7 5 3 0 43 13 46 4 .265 107 9.3 2.8 0.9 9.9 45% .331 .283 1.34 3.32 3.46 90 4.17 96.8 0.3
2012 NYA MLB 80 0 55.3 7 2 1 48 28 68 6 .261 103 7.8 4.6 1.0 11.1 40% .311 .258 1.37 3.62 3.74 91 4.21 96.6 0.4
2013 NYA MLB 61 0 39.0 5 2 0 33 13 50 7 .268 100 7.6 3.0 1.6 11.5 51% .292 .250 1.18 3.84 3.23 83 3.36 80.5 0.6
2014 COL MLB 35 0 25.0 2 3 0 31 11 32 6 .256 117 11.2 4.0 2.2 11.5 54% .379 .317 1.68 5.10 6.84 93 5.36 131.4 -0.3
2015 COL MLB 60 0 35.3 0 3 0 40 17 44 3 .270 114 10.2 4.3 0.8 11.2 45% .374 .280 1.61 3.64 4.33 86 5.16 120.5 -0.2
2016 COL MLB 66 0 46.3 2 5 1 27 20 57 4 .276 110 5.2 3.9 0.8 11.1 51% .221 .217 1.01 3.26 3.69 79 2.86 63.3 1.1
2017 CLE MLB 10 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 .231 116 9.6 1.9 0.0 9.6 60% .333 .214 1.29 1.36 1.93 98 4.78 108.0 0.0
CareerMLB5910415.02823341918144250.2651079.13.91.19.649%.321.2681.454.014.42934.48100.22.4

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2003 GRF Rk 16 14 67.0 3 3 0 76 31 48 4 .000 10.2 4.2 0.5 6.4 0% .317 .000 1.60 5.23 6.58 0 0.00 0.0
2004 GRF Rk 18 9 64.3 3 7 1 74 31 48 7 .000 10.4 4.3 1.0 6.7 0% .327 .000 1.63 5.88 5.60 0 0.00 0.0
2005 WNS A+ 4 0 5.3 0 0 0 7 4 5 2 .000 11.9 6.8 3.4 8.5 0% -.455 .000 2.08 8.61 5.09 0 0.00 0.0
2005 GRF Rk 21 0 35.3 1 1 2 34 4 29 1 .269 81 8.7 1.0 0.3 7.4 54% .317 .255 1.08 3.35 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CHA MLB 21 0 17.3 0 0 1 21 15 15 2 .254 108 10.9 7.8 1.0 7.8 47% .328 .311 2.08 6.07 8.31 115 7.14 145.4
2006 CHR AAA 38 0 42.1 3 1 11 35 12 57 1 .259 91 7.5 2.6 0.2 12.2 40% .326 .215 1.12 2.18 3.42 65 1.07 69.6
2007 CHA MLB 68 0 50.7 2 1 0 59 20 35 7 .270 102 10.5 3.6 1.2 6.2 52% .317 .279 1.56 4.90 4.97 104 4.59 95.1
2007 CHR AAA 4 0 8.3 0 1 1 8 4 11 1 .246 98 8.7 4.3 1.1 11.9 32% .333 .263 1.45 3.54 2.17 87 3.02 90.0
2008 CHA MLB 55 0 42.3 2 3 0 57 14 42 7 .263 104 12.1 3.0 1.5 8.9 46% .376 .297 1.68 4.38 5.95 93 6.46 137.9
2008 CHR AAA 5 0 9.0 0 1 0 10 6 7 2 .263 95 10.0 6.0 2.0 7.0 40% .304 .342 1.78 7.66 6.00 113 7.86 123.7
2009 ATL MLB 20 0 17.3 1 1 0 21 9 10 1 .273 96 10.9 4.7 0.5 5.2 63% .328 .275 1.73 4.38 5.19 97 3.41 73.2
2009 GWN AAA 29 0 35.7 4 2 2 26 17 39 2 .247 107 6.6 4.3 0.5 9.8 49% .273 .211 1.20 3.63 3.28 93 3.64 95.8
2010 NYA MLB 51 0 40.0 2 0 0 34 20 38 3 .260 114 7.7 4.5 0.7 8.6 48% .290 .226 1.35 3.69 2.92 98 4.08 92.2
2010 SWB AAA 14 0 21.3 0 1 0 18 4 23 1 .252 94 7.6 1.7 0.4 9.7 46% .304 .201 1.03 2.59 2.11 82 3.17 89.9
2011 NYA MLB 64 0 41.7 5 3 0 43 13 46 4 .265 107 9.3 2.8 0.9 9.9 45% .331 .283 1.34 3.32 3.46 90 4.17 96.8
2012 NYA MLB 80 0 55.3 7 2 1 48 28 68 6 .261 103 7.8 4.6 1.0 11.1 40% .311 .258 1.37 3.62 3.74 91 4.21 96.6
2013 NYA MLB 61 0 39.0 5 2 0 33 13 50 7 .268 100 7.6 3.0 1.6 11.5 51% .292 .250 1.18 3.84 3.23 83 3.36 80.5
2014 COL MLB 35 0 25.0 2 3 0 31 11 32 6 .256 117 11.2 4.0 2.2 11.5 54% .379 .317 1.68 5.10 6.84 93 5.36 131.4
2014 CSP AAA 7 0 6.0 0 0 1 3 3 6 1 .270 106 4.5 4.5 1.5 9.0 50% .154 .196 1.00 5.37 1.50 106 3.98 96.8
2015 COL MLB 60 0 35.3 0 3 0 40 17 44 3 .270 114 10.2 4.3 0.8 11.2 45% .374 .280 1.61 3.64 4.33 86 5.16 120.5
2016 COL MLB 66 0 46.3 2 5 1 27 20 57 4 .276 110 5.2 3.9 0.8 11.1 51% .221 .217 1.01 3.26 3.69 79 2.86 63.3
2016 ABQ AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 -.032 0.00 1.72 0.00 100 4.09 101.1
2017 CLE MLB 10 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 1 5 0 .231 116 9.6 1.9 0.0 9.6 60% .333 .214 1.29 1.36 1.93 98 4.78 108.0

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 701 0.5292 0.4636 0.7323 0.6280 0.2788 0.7811 0.6087 0.2677
2009 260 0.4923 0.4462 0.8103 0.5625 0.3333 0.9028 0.6591 0.1897
2010 634 0.4905 0.4732 0.7200 0.6624 0.2910 0.8252 0.4894 0.2800
2011 671 0.4978 0.4963 0.7357 0.6527 0.3412 0.8303 0.5565 0.2643
2012 930 0.4538 0.4581 0.6432 0.5877 0.3504 0.7863 0.4438 0.3568
2013 652 0.4387 0.4417 0.6840 0.5629 0.3470 0.8509 0.4724 0.3160
2014 430 0.4093 0.4395 0.6243 0.5341 0.3740 0.7766 0.4737 0.3757
2015 652 0.4156 0.4555 0.6364 0.6310 0.3307 0.7836 0.4365 0.3636
2016 723 0.4163 0.4620 0.6257 0.6279 0.3436 0.7989 0.4000 0.3743
2017 78 0.4231 0.5128 0.6000 0.6061 0.4444 0.7500 0.4500 0.4000
Career57310.45940.46210.68070.61080.33280.80780.49120.3193

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
2014-08-25 2014-09-29 60-DL 35 32 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2014-09-11
2014-07-12 2014-07-12 On-Alr 0 0 - Neck Strain -
2014-07-12 2014-07-29 15-DL 17 12 - General Medical Illness Diverticulitis -
2014-06-05 2014-07-05 15-DL 30 29 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2014-03-21 2014-04-07 15-DL 17 7 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-10-03 2013-10-03 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2013-10-03 -
2013-09-07 2013-09-24 DTD 17 15 Left Elbow Bone Spur - -
2013-03-28 2013-03-28 Camp 0 0 - Hip Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-19 Camp 18 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-08 DTD 4 2 - Back Spasms - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-13 Camp 1 0 - Neck Stiffness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CLE $1,000,000
2017 CLE $5,500,000
2016 COL $6,250,000
2015 COL $5,500,000
2014 COL $4,750,000
2013 NYA $3,150,000
2012 NYA $1,875,000
2011 NYA $1,200,000
2008 CHA $405,000
2006 CHA $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$23,457,000
2011Current$5,500,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$28,957,000
1 yrFuture$1,000,000
10 yrTotal$29,957,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 140 dCAA Sports1 year/$6.5M (2017), 2018 option

Details
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/2/17. 17:$5.5M, 18:$7M club option ($1M buyout).
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2014-16). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/16/13. 14:$4.75M, 15:$5.5M, 16:$6.25M.
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.875M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/26/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.1M-$1.7M). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 55 games.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.59M (2010). Re-signed 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration. Optioned to Triple-A 4/3/10. Recalled 4/16/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009). Signed 2/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/3/09. Recalled 6/25/09. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 12/22/09.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008). Re-signed 2/27/08. Optioned to Triple-A 8/10/08. Recalled 8/31/08. Acquired in trade from White Sox 12/4/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 4/06. Optioned to Triple-A 5/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • Drafted 2002 (20-600) (Temple).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.1 1.8 0 39 0 59.0 43 20 67 6 .258 1.07 2.67 2.93 8.7 0.9
80o 2.1 1.8 0 39 0 52.7 42 19 60 6 .274 1.16 3.06 3.34 6.9 0.7
70o 2.1 1.9 0 39 0 48.3 40 19 55 6 .285 1.23 3.35 3.65 5.5 0.6
60o 2 1.9 0 39 0 44.6 39 18 51 6 .295 1.29 3.59 3.92 4.4 0.5
50o 2 2 0 39 0 41.3 38 18 47 5 .304 1.34 3.83 4.17 3.3 0.4
40o 2 2 0 39 0 38.0 36 17 43 5 .313 1.40 4.07 4.43 2.1 0.2
30o 1.9 2 0 39 0 34.6 35 16 39 5 .323 1.47 4.33 4.71 0.9 0.1
20o 1.9 2.1 0 39 0 30.7 33 15 35 5 .334 1.55 4.64 5.04 -0.5 -0.1
10o 1.9 2.1 0 39 0 25.6 29 13 29 4 .350 1.66 5.09 5.52 -2.6 -0.3
Weighted Mean22039040.63717465.3021.333.794.133.40.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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
20183321039041371746648.2941.314.024.398.13.710.01.30.3
20193421033035321639448.3001.363.964.338.24.19.91.00.3
20203521031033311536448.3131.414.174.568.54.19.91.10.2
20213611028030261434448.2951.354.084.467.94.210.31.20.2
20223710023024251128348.3351.503.924.289.44.110.51.10.2
20233821044047442052748.3051.364.354.758.43.810.01.30.2
20243931051054482567648.3091.343.764.118.04.111.11.00.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Joel Hanrahan 2014 0.00 DNP
2 91 Francisco Rodriguez 2014 3.04
3 89 John Axford 2015 4.37
4 88 Brad Lidge 2009 7.82
5 88 Joakim Soria 2016 4.27
6 87 Carlos Marmol 2015 0.00 DNP
7 87 Tyler Yates 2010 0.00 DNP
8 87 Jonathan Broxton 2016 4.37
9 87 J.J. Putz 2009 5.52
10 86 Kyle Farnsworth 2008 4.77
11 86 Frank Francisco 2012 5.74
12 85 Tony Sipp 2016 5.80
13 85 Jesse Crain 2014 0.00 DNP
14 84 Fernando Rodney 2009 4.52
15 84 J.P. Howell 2015 1.84
16 84 Shawn Kelley 2016 3.05
17 83 Sergio Santos 2016 0.00 DNP
18 83 Chad Qualls 2011 3.75
19 83 Michael Gonzalez 2010 4.01
20 82 Scott Williamson 2008 0.00 DNP
21 82 Eric Plunk 1996 2.32
22 82 Jim Brewer 1970 3.64
23 82 Jonathan Papelbon 2013 3.36
24 82 Scott Service 1999 6.09
25 82 Jose Valverde 2010 3.43
26 81 John Grabow 2011 5.63
27 81 Sergio Romo 2015 3.30
28 81 Michael Wuertz 2011 6.68
29 81 Jose Veras 2013 3.30
30 81 Pedro Feliciano 2009 3.94
31 80 Jeremy Affeldt 2011 3.21
32 80 Edward Mujica 2016 0.00 DNP
33 80 Huston Street 2016 6.45
34 80 Dennys Reyes 2009 3.73
35 80 Jon Rauch 2011 4.85
36 80 Ronald Belisario 2015 7.88
37 80 Mike Stanton 1985 7.75
38 80 Santiago Casilla 2013 2.52
39 80 Phil Coke 2015 5.68
40 80 Scott Linebrink 2009 5.46
41 80 Jason Frasor 2010 4.24
42 79 Casey Janssen 2014 4.34
43 79 Sean Marshall 2015 0.00 DNP
44 78 Eddie Guardado 2003 3.03
45 78 Kevin Gregg 2010 3.66
46 78 Darren O'Day 2015 1.79
47 78 Rafael Soriano 2012 2.26
48 78 Matt Albers 2015 1.45
49 78 Luke Gregerson 2016 3.59
50 77 Keith Comstock 1988 6.75
51 77 Joe Thatcher 2014 4.75
52 77 Todd Coffey 2013 0.00 DNP
53 77 Rafael Betancourt 2007 1.47
54 77 Kerry Wood 2009 4.25
55 77 Carlos Villanueva 2016 6.08
56 77 Steve Farr 1989 4.97
57 77 Craig Breslow 2013 2.41
58 77 Hideki Okajima 2008 2.61
59 77 Brian Fuentes 2008 3.16
60 77 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
61 77 Aaron Heilman 2011 7.13
62 77 Matt Guerrier 2011 4.21
63 77 Luis Vizcaino 2007 4.54
64 77 Tippy Martinez 1982 3.69
65 76 Manny Parra 2015 4.18
66 76 Scott Proctor 2009 0.00 DNP
67 76 Ugueth Urbina 2006 0.00 DNP
68 76 Matt Lindstrom 2012 3.26
69 76 Fernando Rodriguez 2016 4.20
70 76 Mike MacDougal 2009 5.13
71 76 De Wayne Buice 1990 0.00 DNP
72 76 Will Ohman 2010 3.86
73 76 Paul Assenmacher 1993 3.38
74 76 Dan Wheeler 2010 3.72
75 75 Scott Sullivan 2003 3.94
76 75 Peter Moylan 2011 3.24
77 75 Brandon League 2015 0.00 DNP
78 75 Troy Percival 2002 1.92
79 75 Glen Perkins 2015 3.32
80 75 Mike Williams 2001 3.94
81 75 Jim Gott 1992 2.76
82 74 Steve Delabar 2016 6.75
83 74 Randy Myers 1995 4.04
84 74 Jim Johnson 2015 4.72
85 74 George Sherrill 2009 1.70
86 74 Justin Miller 2010 4.44
87 74 David Aardsma 2014 0.00 DNP
88 74 Greg Harris 1988 2.86
89 74 Armando Benitez 2005 5.10
90 74 Alejandro Pena 1991 2.51
91 74 Skip Lockwood 1979 1.49
92 74 Ramon Ramirez 2014 0.00
93 74 Alan Embree 2002 2.76
94 74 Matt Mantei 2006 0.00 DNP
95 74 Bruce Ruffin 1996 4.65
96 74 Mark Clear 1988 3.72
97 73 Heath Bell 2010 2.19
98 73 Burke Badenhop 2015 4.07
99 73 Luis Ayala 2010 0.00 DNP
100 73 Enrique Romo 1980 3.86

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .181 .269 .289 .215
11 vs R (Multi) .263 .358 .461 .290
18 Split (Multi) -.082 -.089 -.172 -.076
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .142 .222 .255 .183
31 vs R (2016) .211 .338 .421 .277
38 Split (2016) -.069 -.116 -.166 -.093
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Figuring out how to reliably construct a bullpen remains one of baseball's great mysteries. Logan's tenure in Colorado is a blunt reminder that simply throwing money at relievers isn't always a quick fix. His slider is still a terror on lefties, who saw the pitch a whopping 58 percent of the time and whiffed on more than half their hacks at it. After working as the team's primary setup man early in the season, he was relegated to situational stuff down the stretch. With the Rockies in rebuilding mode and 2016 likely Logan's final year with the club, there's a good chance they keep him in a similar role and give more intriguing power arms like Justin Miller and Jairo Diaz shots to stick at the back of the ‘pen. It's not a bad use of Logan, considering his strengths. It's just not what you'd have hoped from a guy brought in on a three-year deal.
2015 For a guy whose name literally means "beneficial," Logan's year was nothing but bad luck exacerbated by his own mistakes. He spent four different stints with the Colorado Travelin' Disableds, and when the groundballer was on the mound he saw roughly a quarter of his fly balls go over the wall. Thirty percent of his batted balls went for line drives, leading to an astronomical .379 BABIP. Each of those failings has an element of "aw dagnabit" intertwined with an element of "get 'im outta there," so Logan is both a solid bounceback candidate—based on his 27 percent strikeout rate and an increased groundball frequency—and a good bet to underperform the $5.5 million the Rockies will pay him in the second third of his three-year deal. The September elbow surgery to remove a bone spur is the most troubling indicator, considering he had the same operation in October 2013.
2014 The Yankees dont have a strong recent record when it comes to developing pitchers, but they do hold the distinction of being the team that turned Logan into a reliable reliever after both the White Sox and Braves failed to do so. The southpaw experienced some elbow soreness in spring trainingperhaps a result of his extreme slider usage and league-leading 80 appearances in 2012and later developed a bone spur that cost him most of September and led to an offseason surgical cleanup. But between elbow ailments, Logan posted a career-high strikeout rate despite easing up on the breaking ball, with only an uncharacteristically high HR/FB rate spoiling what might otherwise have been his best year yet. Among pitchers who faced at least 75 lefties, Logans 40 percent strikeout rate versus southpaws ranked third beyond Clayton Kershaws and Koji Ueharas, which explains how he became Joe Girardis highest-leverage reliever not named Rivera or Robertson. Nothing can explain the Rockies giving him a three-year deal for $16.5 million, though.
2013 Logan wasnt necessarily the Yankees most effective southpawRapada held lefties to a more anemic linebut he was by far the most trusted and frequently deployed one, not to mention the one who wasnt a complete liability against righties. Deprived of Pedro Felicianos services, Girardi simply forced Logan to fill the same role, summoning him a league-leading 80 times. Logan still walks too many batters, but over the past two seasons, hes altered his performance in other ways, dramatically increasing his slider use at the expense of his sinker and four-seamer, and becoming one of just a handful of pitchers who throw the pitch more than 50 percent of the time. Fewer sinkers means fewer groundballs, but more sliders means more strikeouts, and so far, the trade-off seems to be working well.
2012 Someday there will be a children's book called, "Logan, the Counterproductive LOOGY," in which our youngsters learn to judge a pitcher by his worth instead of the arm with which he throws. The Yankees had planned for their primary southpaw reliever to be Pedro Feliciano, and, if they were lucky, Damaso Marte might ride back from labrum surgery in the second half. Instead, for the second year in a row Logan was the last lefty standing. He had a truly perplexing season: though he had career bests in both strikeout and walk rate, the left-handed hitters against whom Logan is supposed to excel swatted .260/.329/.462 against him (he held right-handers to a homerless .262/.328/.344, but this was a small-sample flukenormally, they kill him). The average AL left-handed hitter batted only .248/.312/.363 against same-side pitchers, so if anyone benefited when Girardi called Logan into the game for some lefty-on-lefty action, it wasn't the Yankees. Brian Cashman has tried to reduce his team's dependence on Logan before, and ere long he'll have to try again.
2011 Acquired from the Braves in the Javier Vazquez deal, Logan was up and down until Damaso Marte was lost for the season, after which he became the teams sole bullpen southpaw. He was surprisingly effective. Whereas in 2008 he had allowed lefties to hit .291/.324/.505 in 110 plate appearances, this time around he held them to .190/.286/.215. Beginning in late July, he reeled off 24 consecutive scoreless appearances. This is less impressive than it sounds. Because Logan is, appropriately, a spot-leftyright-handed hitters own .325/.402/.516 career averages against himthe streak was comprised of all of 14.2 innings. The LOOGYs life is full of small samples, so take that stretch with a grain of salt; Logan has never been consistent and was still troublingly wild last season.
2010 Acquired from the White Sox with Javier Vazquez, Boone was back in Triple-A to begin the year after a rough spring. When he got back to the majors in late June, Bobby Cox used him sparingly, not that his performance warranted much in the way of trust. The loss of Mike Gonzalez should move Logan up a slot on the totem pole, and he still has significant potential, as 6-foot-5 lefties with his kind of velocity are rare. If he can ever find more consistency with his slider and fastball command, he could be very good, but a sizable number of pitchers you can say that about end up being counted among the community of the disappointed.
2009 Logan had a great first half last year, boasting a 1.95 ERA, 4.4 K/BB, 20 of 24 inherited baserunners stranded, and holding lefties to a .197/.209/.273 line through July 9. Then it all came crashing downhe had just three scoreless outings out of 12 over the next month as opposing batters hit an even .500 against him (lefties hit .459), producing 24 hits in eight innings. After a brief demotion, his return engagement as a September call-up was no better. In reality, the early-season success was as much of a fluke as the late-season collapse. Logan throws a fastball in the mid-90s, a rare thing coming from a lefty, but thats all he offers, so hitters can sit on the heater. Flipped to Atlanta in the Javier Vazquez deal, its now up to Roger McDowell and the Braves to teach him a second pitch.
2008 Like so many of the Sox' projects, Logan can throw in the 90s. That means he's not your standard-issue organizational lefty looking for tenure as a situational specialist. He has some problems with focus, however; he's been asked to make adjustments, but just doesn't seem to apply the lessons in-game. He's also a haphazard fielder and has trouble holding baserunners. Still, he's a big lefty with velocity, and in the absence of any veteran to challenge him for his perch, he's the second southpaw in the pen until the Sox fix Sisquatch.
2007 Perhaps unfairly, Logan`s big league future is staked on the prospect of his becoming a LOOGY--that`s what lefty relievers get asked to do. In 2006, he came up short, as his combined major league and minor league numbers from last year attest: his K/BB ratio was 2.62 against left-handed hitters and 2.68 against righties, and lefties hit him for higher batting and slugging averages. The big disparity between his major and minor league numbers can probably be excused as jitters; it`s not often that a pitcher jumps from the Pioneer League to the bigs in the span of a single winter.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 12, 2015Chris Mosch2015-08-12
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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be the concern level with the Indians pitching staff? Klubers work load, Salazar and Carrasco injuries. Bauers inconsistencies. What gives?
(Dave from Cleveland)
There's definitely reason to worry about Carrasco and Salazar from a durability standpoint, but if healthy I think they're each among the top 20 pitchers in the league. I've mostly given up on Bauer being in that same category, although he's not without upside still. Their rotation depth could be an issue, but that's not really unique to the Indians. As long as Kluber is making 30-plus starts and they get, say, 300 innings from the Carrasco/Salazar combo, it'll be one of the best rotations in the league. I can't see a bullpen with Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Dan Otero, and Boone Logan for a full season being anything but excellent. (Aaron Gleeman)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your #1 target as the Phillies' LOOGY, free agent or otherwise?
(Bill Baer from Philly)
Dennys Reyes. Oh wait, nevermind. Scott Eyre still retired? How about the JC Romero from 2007? I think Joe Beimel would be a good fit. I'd also take a flier on Ron Mahay. Realistically, I'd be more comfortable forgoing the idea of a LOOGY and just building a solid overall bullpen. And as iffy as Romero looked last year, he still finished 2nd to Boone Logan in my 2010 LOOGY Awards, which measured the numbers lefty batters produced against a lefty specialist, relative to how those same batters performed against all other lefty pitchers. Maybe bring him back at a bargain price. (Eric Seidman)


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Boone Logan has thrown 6,676 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph).