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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
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Birth Date9-27-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.12010
-0.62011
0.32012
0.72013
0.22014
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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
2009 OAK 22 17 17 91.3 91.3 0.0 4 9 0 0 4 0 423 120 61 54 12 183 39 36 4 59 5.32 4.97 5.44 4.8 0.3
2010 OAK 23 24 18 122.3 105.0 17.3 6 8 0 0 12 0 537 127 70 58 19 202 50 50 4 79 4.27 5.10 6.18 -7.9 -1.1
2011 KCA 24 7 4 28.3 22.0 6.3 1 1 0 0 2 0 131 39 26 26 4 61 15 14 1 10 8.26 5.88 7.15 -5.2 -0.6
2012 KCA 25 18 6 44.0 26.7 17.3 4 3 0 0 2 0 198 55 29 28 3 70 19 17 3 26 5.73 4.25 4.95 3.2 0.3
2013 PIT 26 57 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 8 2 1 4 0 0 304 68 23 23 3 89 21 18 3 46 2.81 3.28 3.49 7.0 0.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 KNC A 24 24 119.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 STO A+ 28 28 153.7 5.73 84 .268 .274 .349 .424 .275 .313 99 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2008 MID AA 22 22 137.3 3.80 110 .220 .271 .344 .416 .279 .278 90 19.5 1.9 19.5 1.9
2008 SAC AAA 6 5 33.7 4.71 112 .285 .280 .356 .442 .264 .379 107 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2009 OAK MLB 17 17 91.3 5.44 88 .297 .270 .338 .438 .266 .350 101 4.3 0.4 4.8 0.3
2009 SAC AAA 10 9 56.7 3.48 114 .205 .271 .343 .417 .274 .248 87 9.6 0.9 9.1 0.9
2010 OAK MLB 24 18 122.3 6.18 62 .275 .261 .327 .400 .258 .281 100 -7.3 -0.8 -7.9 -1.1
2010 SAC AAA 7 6 37.3 4.29 99 .246 .276 .350 .437 .275 .308 85 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 7 4 28.3 7.15 44 .325 .255 .320 .411 .264 .347 103 -4.6 -0.5 -5.2 -0.6
2011 OMA AAA 22 22 123.7 4.64 108 .272 .283 .356 .441 .267 .346 96 23.4 2.2 23.4 2.2
2012 KCA MLB 18 6 44.0 4.95 93 .276 .258 .317 .415 .263 .354 104 2.0 0.2 3.2 0.3
2012 OMA AAA 22 8 67.0 4.95 101 .239 .279 .341 .438 .271 .349 100 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2013 PIT MLB 57 0 73.7 3.49 112 .239 .252 .313 .391 .255 .281 98 7.1 0.8 7.0 0.7
2013 IND AAA 3 0 7.0 2.03 154 .127 .223 .313 .324 .233 .214 101 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 IND AAA 2 0 2.0 1.93 156 .099 .160 .269 .240 .205 .250 101 0.7 0.1 0.7 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
2006 KNC A 9 9 0 24 24 119.2 146 42 81 7 0% .357 11.0 3.2 0.5 6.1 1.58 5.06 0.0 0.0
2007 STO A+ 9 12 0 28 28 153.7 159 71 115 13 54% .313 9.3 4.2 0.8 6.7 1.50 5.33 9.9 1.0
2008 MID AA 12 3 0 22 22 137.3 115 36 104 3 54% .278 7.5 2.4 0.2 6.8 1.10 1.90 19.5 1.9
2008 SAC AAA 3 3 0 6 5 33.7 49 9 27 3 46% .379 13.1 2.4 0.8 7.2 1.72 6.14 9.5 0.9
2009 OAK MLB 4 9 0 17 17 91.3 120 39 59 12 40% .350 11.8 3.8 1.2 5.8 1.74 5.32 4.8 0.3
2009 SAC AAA 2 2 0 10 9 56.7 42 17 44 2 60% .248 6.7 2.7 0.3 7.0 1.04 2.38 9.1 0.9
2010 OAK MLB 6 8 0 24 18 122.3 127 50 79 19 46% .281 9.3 3.7 1.4 5.8 1.45 4.27 -7.9 -1.1
2010 SAC AAA 3 1 0 7 6 37.3 35 17 38 2 42% .308 8.4 4.1 0.5 9.2 1.39 3.14 6.0 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 1 1 0 7 4 28.3 39 15 10 4 47% .347 12.4 4.8 1.3 3.2 1.91 8.26 -5.2 -0.6
2011 OMA AAA 7 2 0 22 22 123.7 140 60 107 9 53% .346 10.2 4.4 0.7 7.8 1.62 4.29 23.4 2.2
2012 OMA AAA 2 2 5 22 8 67.0 69 20 62 4 55% .349 9.3 2.7 0.5 8.3 1.33 3.63 9.5 0.9
2012 KCA MLB 4 3 0 18 6 44.0 55 19 26 3 48% .354 11.2 3.9 0.6 5.3 1.68 5.73 3.2 0.3
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0 3 0 7.0 3 1 9 0 71% .214 3.9 1.3 0.0 11.6 0.57 0.00 2.2 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 8 2 1 57 0 73.7 68 21 46 3 53% .281 8.3 2.6 0.4 5.6 1.21 2.81 7.0 0.7
2014 IND AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 3 0 25% .250 4.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 0.7 0.1

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 1641 0.5137 0.4445 0.8368 0.6062 0.2732 0.9022 0.6835 0.1619
2010 2071 0.5022 0.4343 0.8331 0.6010 0.2658 0.8976 0.6861 0.1669
2011 493 0.5375 0.4553 0.8616 0.6566 0.2193 0.9023 0.7200 0.1384
2012 699 0.4735 0.4721 0.8455 0.6767 0.2880 0.9241 0.6792 0.1515
2013 1174 0.4855 0.4701 0.8255 0.6491 0.2980 0.8919 0.6889 0.1745
Career60780.50160.450.83640.62490.27280.90120.68790.1629

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-16 2012-06-22 DTD 6 5 - Lower Leg Tightness - -
2009-09-08 2009-10-05 60-DL 27 25 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PIT $
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $
2012 KCA $
2011 KCA $
2010 OAK $
2009 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 21 d1 year/$0.95M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 3/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 2/8/13. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/16/13.
  • 1 year/$490,875 (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/28/12 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 11/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/2/09.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2005 (3-101). $0.38M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .260 .351 .396 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .326 .354 .248
18 Split (Multi) -.021 .025 .042 .022
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .211 .300 .316 .229
31 vs R (2013) .272 .310 .327 .239
38 Split (2013) -.061 -.010 -.011 -.010
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
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Fantasy Focus: Danny Duffy No Longer DitheringMarc Normandin2011-05-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the A's to get that outfield bat or third baseman, which of their starting pitchers do you think they'll center a deal around?
(Dave from Chicago)
Well, here again, if the MLBPA is going to be more militant about making sure that teams aren't just cashing their revenue-sharing checks, maybe the A's low payroll provides the asset you really need to swing a deal: the A's can afford to take on a big paycheck. Why not see if the Marlins will talk about Dan Uggla? Or surprise people and seriously get in on Beltre?

The question you're asking, though, is really whether or not they'd part with one of their front four starters (with apologies to Vin Mazzaro). I'd see dealing Gonzalez or Anderson as a bad idea, and dealing Braden as very unpopular. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of a return could Vin Mazzaro bring in for the A's as a centerpiece of a trade?
(Todd from DC)
As a centerpiece? Probably not a whole lot. I feel like the teams that would be intrigued by Mazzaro are also too smart to give up too much to acquire him, knowing about Oakland's defense and the park effects. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think the A's should round out their rotation between Trevor Cahill, Gio Gonzalez, Vin Mazzaro, and Clay Mortensen (long shot, I know)?
(Dave from Chicago)
I don't pretend to know more than the A's about their own pitchers. Obviously Sheets will mix in there. I think the interesting thing will be how they apportion the innings. Do they put some of those starters in the pen? Do they set up a Sacramento shuttle? There's a certain number of innings that you want from your starters - let's say its 972 (6 innings per for 162 games). How do you get the BEST outcomes in the most number of those innings? (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Vin Mazzaro threw 6,287 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (88mph). He also rarely threw a Change (88mph).