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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
40.0 4.58 1.46 33 2 2 0 0.1
Birth Date1-16-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.72013
-0.22014
0.92015
-0.32016
0.12017
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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
2009 MIN MLB 11 5 31.7 1 1 0 39 15 21 4 .258 105 11.1 4.3 1.1 6.0 45% .333 .285 1.71 4.96 5.68 105 5.13 110.0 0.1
2010 MIN MLB 13 1 29.0 2 1 0 34 6 21 3 .254 107 10.6 1.9 0.9 6.5 47% .330 .264 1.38 3.56 5.28 99 5.47 123.6 -0.2
2011 MIN MLB 5 0 3.3 0 0 0 5 4 2 0 .250 105 13.5 10.8 0.0 5.4 23% .385 .399 2.70 5.46 8.10 110 6.39 148.6 -0.1
2012 MIN MLB 12 0 21.7 0 0 0 29 7 12 4 .262 106 12.0 2.9 1.7 5.0 50% .338 .312 1.66 5.44 7.89 113 6.71 153.7 -0.5
2013 COL MLB 11 4 30.7 0 5 0 37 12 18 6 .246 105 10.9 3.5 1.8 5.3 46% .301 .306 1.60 5.56 7.04 113 6.62 158.6 -0.7
2014 PHI MLB 20 0 23.0 1 2 0 24 14 16 1 .258 97 9.4 5.5 0.4 6.3 45% .311 .282 1.65 4.10 6.65 110 5.08 124.6 -0.2
2015 CLE MLB 32 0 39.3 1 0 0 20 10 33 1 .260 107 4.6 2.3 0.2 7.6 52% .192 .168 0.76 2.59 0.92 86 2.79 65.1 0.9
2016 CLE MLB 53 0 43.3 2 1 0 40 22 36 7 .257 112 8.3 4.6 1.5 7.5 53% .266 .262 1.43 5.06 3.12 108 5.66 125.4 -0.3
CareerMLB15710222.071002289015926.2561069.23.61.16.448%.294.2681.434.434.821055.24119.9-0.9

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2006 FTM A+ 4 3 8.0 0 0 0 7 2 12 0 .248 90 7.9 2.2 0.0 13.5 68% .318 .219 1.12 0.99 2.25 81 0.00 0.0
2006 TWI Rk 2 0 5.0 0 0 0 3 1 10 0 .280 99 5.4 1.8 0.0 18.0 60% .300 .142 0.80 0.02 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BLT A 13 13 77.7 7 1 0 51 9 77 4 .261 95 5.9 1.0 0.5 8.9 59% .239 .176 0.77 2.36 1.51 67 1.70 79.2
2007 FTM A+ 13 13 71.3 8 5 0 77 25 59 5 .256 91 9.7 3.2 0.6 7.4 49% .323 .272 1.43 3.69 3.16 94 3.25 94.0
2008 FTM A+ 13 13 78.7 7 3 0 68 20 63 0 .256 93 7.8 2.3 0.0 7.2 56% .292 .216 1.12 2.52 2.86 81 2.71 90.4
2008 NBR AA 14 14 76.7 3 6 0 90 24 62 8 .262 104 10.6 2.8 0.9 7.3 53% .337 .275 1.49 4.01 4.46 92 4.11 99.1
2008 PDD Wnt 8 8 32.3 2 1 0 36 8 29 1 .000 10.0 2.2 0.3 8.1 0% .337 .000 1.36 4.14 5.02 0 0.00 0.0
2009 MIN MLB 11 5 31.7 1 1 0 39 15 21 4 .258 105 11.1 4.3 1.1 6.0 45% .333 .285 1.71 4.96 5.68 105 5.13 110.0
2009 NBR AA 13 13 75.7 6 4 0 72 20 45 2 .266 92 8.6 2.4 0.2 5.4 54% .286 .251 1.22 3.16 4.28 101 4.74 104.7
2009 ROC AAA 8 8 50.3 4 2 0 53 17 30 1 .246 110 9.5 3.0 0.2 5.4 49% .319 .239 1.39 3.29 3.22 105 5.15 108.5
2010 MIN MLB 13 1 29.0 2 1 0 34 6 21 3 .254 107 10.6 1.9 0.9 6.5 47% .330 .264 1.38 3.56 5.28 99 5.47 123.6
2010 ROC AAA 19 18 98.3 3 8 0 134 22 83 13 .261 100 12.3 2.0 1.2 7.6 50% .382 .297 1.59 4.05 5.13 87 2.92 87.6
2011 MIN MLB 5 0 3.3 0 0 0 5 4 2 0 .250 105 13.5 10.8 0.0 5.4 23% .385 .399 2.70 5.46 8.10 110 6.39 148.6
2011 ROC AAA 11 3 25.0 1 2 0 24 4 21 4 .254 99 8.6 1.4 1.4 7.6 53% .274 .231 1.12 4.11 4.32 93 3.39 93.6
2011 TWI Rk 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 .264 91 7.5 0.0 0.0 7.5 76% .294 .151 0.83 1.73 1.50 82 2.96 94.5
2012 MIN MLB 12 0 21.7 0 0 0 29 7 12 4 .262 106 12.0 2.9 1.7 5.0 50% .338 .312 1.66 5.44 7.89 113 6.71 153.7
2012 ROC AAA 22 11 80.3 6 3 0 79 35 52 5 .256 91 8.9 3.9 0.6 5.8 55% .303 .250 1.42 4.01 2.91 115 6.32 114.9
2013 COL MLB 11 4 30.7 0 5 0 37 12 18 6 .246 105 10.9 3.5 1.8 5.3 46% .301 .306 1.60 5.56 7.04 113 6.62 158.6
2013 CSP AAA 24 17 104.0 6 8 0 114 32 71 8 .265 110 9.9 2.8 0.7 6.1 53% .314 .258 1.40 4.15 4.85 91 3.60 95.3
2014 PHI MLB 20 0 23.0 1 2 0 24 14 16 1 .258 97 9.4 5.5 0.4 6.3 45% .311 .282 1.65 4.10 6.65 110 5.08 124.6
2014 LEH AAA 8 5 25.3 0 1 0 29 18 21 1 .249 101 10.3 6.4 0.4 7.5 54% .354 .261 1.86 4.33 4.62 107 5.11 109.5
2014 PHL Rk 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .000 3.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 0% .125 .000 0.67 3.15 0.00 98 4.03 103.3
2015 CLE MLB 32 0 39.3 1 0 0 20 10 33 1 .260 107 4.6 2.3 0.2 7.6 52% .192 .168 0.76 2.59 0.92 86 2.79 65.1
2015 COH AAA 23 0 31.7 0 2 2 25 9 31 3 .252 106 7.1 2.6 0.9 8.8 57% .262 .228 1.07 3.27 1.99 85 2.94 93.4
2016 CLE MLB 53 0 43.3 2 1 0 40 22 36 7 .257 112 8.3 4.6 1.5 7.5 53% .266 .262 1.43 5.06 3.12 108 5.66 125.4

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
2009 603 0.4959 0.4030 0.8189 0.5987 0.2105 0.8603 0.7031 0.1811
2010 485 0.5010 0.4309 0.7895 0.5761 0.2851 0.8786 0.6087 0.2105
2011 79 0.5316 0.4051 0.8750 0.6905 0.0811 0.8621 1.0000 0.1250
2012 382 0.4738 0.4686 0.8156 0.6575 0.2985 0.8992 0.6500 0.1844
2013 515 0.4388 0.4427 0.8026 0.6062 0.3149 0.8832 0.6813 0.1974
2014 354 0.4379 0.4520 0.7313 0.6452 0.3015 0.8300 0.5667 0.2688
2015 550 0.4036 0.4709 0.7645 0.6351 0.3598 0.8936 0.6102 0.2355
2016 736 0.3981 0.4293 0.7120 0.6109 0.3093 0.8827 0.4891 0.2880
Career37040.44840.4390.77590.61710.29160.87640.61920.2241

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
2014-06-01 2014-07-09 15-DL 38 37 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2011-08-24 2011-08-24 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur - -
2011-07-29 2011-09-06 Minors 39 38 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-05-16 2011-07-03 Minors 48 46 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2007-05-28 2007-06-07 Minors 10 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2004-02-15 2004-02-15 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CLE $765,000
2015 CLE $
2014 PHI $535,000
2013 COL $
2012 MIN $
2011 MIN $419,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,719,000
3 yrTotal$1,719,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 130 d1 year/$0.765M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.765M (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Cleveland 12/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/24/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 6/18/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/2/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.535M in majors. Contract selected by Philadelphia 3/29/14. DFA by Philadelphia 7/23/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/25/14. Refused assignment by Philadelphia 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/17/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 8/8/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/16/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/24/12.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 8/12/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2006 (14-426) (Notre Dame). $0.3M signing bonus.

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 3.2 2 0.2 33 5 56.5 46 20 46 6 .255 1.18 3.36 3.61 8.9 1.0
80o 2.8 1.9 0.1 29 5 50.7 44 20 41 6 .269 1.27 3.73 4.01 5.8 0.6
70o 2.5 1.8 0.1 27 4 46.7 43 19 38 5 .279 1.33 4.01 4.3 4.0 0.4
60o 2.3 1.7 0.1 25 4 43.3 42 19 35 5 .288 1.39 4.25 4.56 2.5 0.3
50o 2.1 1.6 0.1 23 4 40.3 40 18 33 5 .296 1.45 4.47 4.8 1.3 0.1
40o 1.9 1.5 0.1 21 3 37.2 39 17 30 5 .305 1.51 4.70 5.04 0.3 0.0
30o 1.7 1.4 0.1 20 3 34.1 37 17 28 5 .314 1.58 4.95 5.3 -0.7 -0.1
20o 1.5 1.3 0.1 18 3 30.5 35 16 25 4 .324 1.65 5.25 5.62 -1.6 -0.2
10o 1.2 1.1 0.1 15 2 25.7 32 14 21 4 .339 1.77 5.67 6.07 -2.6 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.11.50.123439.73918325.2941.444.444.761.50.2

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
201833430487878045901251.2981.444.584.968.34.79.31.20.2
201934540608108103531101651.3011.454.685.078.64.49.21.30.2
202035330405716635761251.2941.434.785.188.44.59.71.50.0
20213632039570612892851.3211.283.393.677.93.611.91.01.1
20223732040671673379951.3131.414.084.428.54.210.01.10.6
20233822026447411957551.3071.293.433.717.93.711.01.00.7
202439430446786541981351.2901.364.484.857.54.711.31.50.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 David Purcey 2014 0.00 DNP
2 89 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
3 88 Jason Grilli 2009 5.32
4 88 Evan Meek 2015 0.00 DNP
5 88 Carlos Torres 2015 4.99
6 88 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
7 87 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
8 87 Kyle Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
9 86 Zach Miner 2014 0.00 DNP
10 84 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
11 84 Everett Teaford 2016 0.00 DNP
12 84 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
13 84 Cristhian Martinez 2014 0.00 DNP
14 84 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
15 84 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
16 83 Jeremy Accardo 2014 0.00 DNP
17 83 Eric Stults 2012 3.55
18 83 Rob Bell 2009 0.00 DNP
19 82 Chad Durbin 2010 3.67
20 82 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
21 82 Chris Sampson 2010 6.53
22 82 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
23 82 Tommy Phelps 2006 0.00 DNP
24 82 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
25 82 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
26 81 Kameron Loe 2014 0.00 DNP
27 81 John Parrish 2010 3.00
28 81 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
29 81 Ramon Troncoso 2015 0.00 DNP
30 81 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
31 81 Randy Keisler 2008 0.00 DNP
32 81 Chris Leroux 2016 0.00 DNP
33 81 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
34 81 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
35 80 Jumbo Diaz 2016 4.50
36 80 Scott Downs 2008 1.91
37 80 Matt Kinney 2009 0.00 DNP
38 80 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
39 80 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
40 80 Dale Thayer 2013 3.60
41 80 Manny Delcarmen 2014 0.00 DNP
42 80 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
43 80 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
44 80 Justin Germano 2015 0.00 DNP
45 80 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
46 80 Brian Burres 2013 0.00 DNP
47 80 Scott Richmond 2012 6.00
48 80 Jean Machi 2014 2.58
49 79 Samuel Deduno 2016 0.00 DNP
50 79 Josh Kinney 2011 6.62
51 79 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
52 79 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
53 79 Tim Dillard 2016 0.00 DNP
54 79 Horacio Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
55 79 Frank Herrmann 2016 10.12
56 79 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
57 79 Radhames Liz 2016 0.00 DNP
58 79 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
59 79 Scott Dohmann 2010 0.00 DNP
60 79 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
61 79 Dontrelle Willis 2014 0.00 DNP
62 79 Wil Ledezma 2013 0.00 DNP
63 79 Yhency Brazoban 2012 0.00 DNP
64 78 Marcos Mateo 2016 0.00 DNP
65 78 Yohan Pino 2016 0.00 DNP
66 78 Sean White 2013 0.00 DNP
67 78 Adam Loewen 2016 15.00
68 78 Jim Miller 2014 20.25
69 78 Gary Knotts 2009 0.00 DNP
70 78 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
71 78 David Cortes 2006 4.30
72 78 Nate Field 2008 0.00 DNP
73 78 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
74 78 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
75 78 Mark DiFelice 2009 3.66
76 78 Rich Hill 2012 1.83
77 78 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
78 77 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
79 77 Britt Reames 2006 9.82
80 77 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
81 77 Aquilino Lopez 2007 5.19
82 77 Greg Aquino 2010 0.00 DNP
83 77 Cory Wade 2015 0.00 DNP
84 77 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
85 77 Chris Resop 2015 0.00 DNP
86 77 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
87 77 Dane De La Rosa 2015 0.00 DNP
88 77 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
89 77 Tim Byrdak 2006 12.86
90 77 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
91 77 Manny Corpas 2015 0.00 DNP
92 76 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
93 76 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
94 76 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
95 76 Geremi Gonzalez 2007 0.00 DNP
96 76 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
97 76 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP
98 76 Kyle Davies 2016 0.00 DNP
99 76 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
100 76 Mark Corey 2007 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .243 .316 .426 .253
11 vs R (Multi) .221 .304 .360 .241
18 Split (Multi) .022 .012 .065 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .241 .312 .483 .276
31 vs R (2016) .241 .336 .389 .254
38 Split (2016) .001 -.024 .094 .022
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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 Success is always just one adjustment away, or so pitching coaches and chiropractors would have us believe. In baseball, small changes are often sound and fury, signifying no permanent changes to an overall career arc, but Manship's shift to the third-base side of the pitching rubber came with unprecedented success. Those few feet not only dramatically changed his horizontal release point (and his control), they dropped his ERA nearly six runs between 2014 and 2015. Manship's resume still reads “failed starter,” but now it also comes with a fun fact—he's one of just 14 relief pitchers since 1988 to throw 30 or more innings and keep an ERA under 1.00—and a season-long stint as an effective setup man. Sometimes a tiny shift can make all the difference.
2014 As a Rockie in 2013, Manship took the ball as a starter for the first time since 2010, and it was immediately obvious why he hadn't faced a leadoff hitter in years. In four starts, he posted a 6.86 ERA, allowed the equivalent of Jay Bruce's slash line, lost all four games, altogether sucked, the whole deal. His fortunes were even worse out of the bullpen, as he allowed a .976 OPS and nine runs in 9 2/3 innings. Coors Field is one heck of an excuse, but Colorado still has to fill the same 1,500 or so innings as every other team, and seasons like Manship's are the inevitable result.
2013 Jeff Manship has pitched in very small parts of four seasons with the Twins; can work as a starter or a reliever; and is the owner of a 3.47 career minor-league ERA, a 6.20 big-league ERA, and one of the all-time great last names.
2012 After dabbling with the Twins in each of the previous two seasons, Manship broke camp with the big club only to be man-shipped out two weeks later in favor of Jim Hoey. A rotator cuff strain cost him six weeks, an oblique strain KO'd him in late July, and his year ended with surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow: good morning, good afternoon, good night. Manship doesn't have dazzling stuff. He is a four-pitch pitcher whose fastball averages around 90 miles per hour, but while his minor league strikeout-to-walk ratios testify to good command, it hasn't always translated in the majors. Unless he discovers a swing-and-miss pitch, he's likely to remain a fringe proposition.
2011 Manship did little to distinguish himself in the major leagues last season, but he made a name for himself in the transactions column, taking five shuttle trips between Triple-A Rochester and the big club. Sadly, this cost him a chance to see former Yankee Bernie Williams rock the house at the city's annual jazz festival. A four-pitch pitcher with an 89-mph fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup, Manship fits the Twins' mold as a strike thrower and draws high marks for his competitiveness, but his stuff is a little short. He would likely be best-utilized as a long reliever and spot starter.
2010 Manship is a stocky strike-thrower who mixes his pitches well, but it's the kind of stuff where scouts worry about at what level he'll hit a wall. After looking at his 2009 season, the big leagues might have been it. His fastball parks at around 90 mph, and nothing about his secondary offerings really stand out, so there's just so little margin for error, which also means little upside. Thats probably for the best: even as an ace, its not likely the Twins could sell a lot of jerseys saying Manship on the back. He's likely bound for Triple-A as the "sixth starter" who returns to Minnesota when the need arises.
2009 Jeff Manship is another righty from Twins' central casting, only this version's main pitch is a big curve. Depending on need, he could start, pitch middle relief, or the Manship could call him home.
2008 The line of Twins pitching prospects never seems to end, with Manship near the top of the list. Manship is a slight right-hander with a fastball/curveball combination and outstanding control drafted out of Notre Dame in the 14th round in 2006. He destroyed the Midwest League last year, but the competition there was probably a small step down from the Big East, and he came back to earth in the Florida State League. Manship carries just 165 pounds on a six-foot frame, so durability is his primary concern.

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the TribeBryan Grosnick2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the TribeJarrett Seidler2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the TribeAdam McInturff2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the TribeChristopher Crawford2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the TribeKenny Ducey2016-08-01
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BP Chats

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2012-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What in the heck is the deal with Jeff Manship? Forever AAAA?
(aschauer from Los Angeles)
Good morning everybody, or rather good morning some of you, and good afternoon to many others of you. We're starting with a Jeff Manship question because nothing says "BP Chat!" like a Jeff Manship question. Wherever I go in my life, people who find out I write about baseball ask me baseball questions. At Starbucks, at church, at family gatherings, etc, constantly asked about baseball. But never, in any of those contexts, does anybody ever ask me about Jeff Manship. Only at BP does anybody ask about Jeff Manship. That's why I love BP, and that's why I love you, ashauer.

To answer your question -- well, this won't answer your question, but IN RESPONSE to your question, I just did an Unfiltered Post, which is here, and which is why I was 25 seconds late:

http://bit.ly/Tiq1rw

When a question about Jeff Manship comes up in a chat, there's always a moment of panic that there must be some Jeff Manship news that I missed. I checked and didn't see any, so I'll assume you really just want to know about Manship's future prospects. Well, they're not great. The best thing you can hope for from a failed Twins prospect is that, when he turns 27 or so, they'll move him into the bullpen and he'll find a bunch of velocity. Manship's forays into the bullpen haven't done that, and that's really the last hope. I know it's nice to see that low ERA in Triple-A again, but he's 27, and that low ERA isn't really that low; the Twins aren't in the PCL, after all. Manship's ERA was the 10th best on the team, and the third or fourth best in his rotation, and the peripherals aren't there to support it. No upside there. (Sam Miller)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Jeff Manship threw 3,837 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he relied primarily on his Slider (84mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph) and Curve (81mph).