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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.93 1.51 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date6-8-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.12014
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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
2013 BAL 24 38 1 74.7 2.7 72.0 4 1 0 1 0 0 331 83 37 35 7 120 28 23 0 58 4.22 3.87 4.76 1.9 0.2
2014 BAL 25 37 1 58.7 5.0 53.7 4 2 0 0 0 0 255 70 22 18 2 91 13 11 4 34 2.76 3.31 4.48 1.0 0.1
Career752133.37.7125.78301005861535953921141344923.583.624.642.90.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 KIN A+ 2 2 12.0 5.04 95 .210 .238 .301 .372 .234 .212 101 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 AKR AA 25 25 137.3 5.37 68 .269 .263 .330 .400 .275 .311 86 -9.1 -0.9 -9.1 -0.9
2012 AKR AA 10 10 60.3 4.21 105 .219 .262 .336 .394 .264 .328 100 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2012 COH AAA 17 17 102.7 5.92 85 .235 .258 .324 .385 .250 .306 110 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2013 BAL MLB 38 1 74.7 4.76 89 .273 .257 .323 .404 .268 .319 100 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2014 BAL MLB 37 1 58.7 4.48 91 .262 .254 .315 .385 .262 .337 99 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 ABE A- 1 0 1.0 1.49 163 .138 .287 .340 .419 .264 .000 94 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 NOR AAA 5 5 24.0 3.39 130 .220 .250 .320 .396 .245 .309 103 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6

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
2011 AKR AA 9 9 0 25 25 137.3 140 50 103 9 62% .311 9.2 3.3 0.6 6.8 1.38 3.87 -9.1 -0.9
2011 KIN A+ 0 1 0 2 2 12.0 9 1 12 2 66% .212 6.8 0.8 1.5 9.0 0.83 2.25 -0.1 -0.0
2012 COH AAA 8 6 0 17 17 102.7 112 33 55 9 55% .306 9.8 2.9 0.8 4.8 1.41 4.82 -0.9 -0.1
2012 AKR AA 8 2 0 10 10 60.3 61 12 41 1 59% .328 9.1 1.8 0.1 6.1 1.21 2.69 5.9 0.6
2013 BAL MLB 4 1 0 38 1 74.7 83 28 58 7 60% .319 10.0 3.4 0.8 7.0 1.49 4.22 1.9 0.2
2014 NOR AAA 0 1 0 5 5 24.0 21 8 25 0 71% .309 7.9 3.0 0.0 9.4 1.21 3.75 6.4 0.6
2014 BAL MLB 4 2 0 37 1 58.7 70 13 34 2 65% .337 10.7 2.0 0.3 5.2 1.41 2.76 1.0 0.1
2014 ABE A- 1 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 1 2 0 100% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.3 0.0

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
2013 1210 0.4248 0.4620 0.7943 0.6245 0.3420 0.8972 0.6555 0.2057
2014 857 0.4632 0.5064 0.8410 0.6725 0.3630 0.9438 0.6766 0.1544
Career20670.44070.48040.81370.64440.35070.91650.66420.1844

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 BAL $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
1 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year/$0.5055M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Selected by Baltimore from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12. Signed by Baltimore 3/8/13.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2007 (4-137) (Stagg HS, Palos Heights, Ill.). $0.285M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 66.3 62 21 37 7 .262 1.25 3.84 4.18 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 60.4 61 20 34 7 .275 1.34 4.23 4.6 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 56.2 59 20 32 7 .285 1.40 4.52 4.91 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 52.8 58 19 30 7 .293 1.46 4.77 5.18 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 49.6 56 19 28 7 .301 1.52 5.00 5.44 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 46.5 55 18 26 6 .309 1.58 5.24 5.7 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 43.3 53 18 24 6 .317 1.64 5.50 5.98 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 39.5 51 17 22 6 .327 1.72 5.81 6.32 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 34.6 47 16 19 5 .341 1.83 6.25 6.8 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000049.05518276.2991.514.975.40.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
36% 51% 8% 37% 72%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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 FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152621041044491528655.3071.474.865.2910.13.15.81.2-0.2
20162721033035391423555.3071.514.915.3410.03.65.91.3-0.2
20172821039041451426555.2991.434.564.959.83.05.71.10.0
20182910030031361219455.3041.535.105.5410.33.45.51.1-0.2
20193021031033351121455.2991.414.474.869.63.05.81.10.0
20203110028030331019455.3001.434.675.089.93.05.71.2-0.0
2021321002702831918455.2981.434.635.0310.02.95.81.3-0.0
2022331002402528816455.2971.424.645.049.92.85.71.4-0.0
2023341002102325814355.2981.464.755.169.93.25.61.2-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
8out of baseballout of baseball0.80.30.29.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Clayton Richard 2009 4.76
2 91 Dallas Keuchel 2013 5.62
3 89 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
4 89 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
5 88 Joe Kelly 2013 3.05
6 88 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
7 88 Nathan Adcock 2013 0.00 DNP
8 88 Zach Jackson 2008 5.86
9 87 Joe Gardner 2013 0.00 DNP
10 87 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
11 87 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
12 86 Daniel Rosenbaum 2013 0.00 DNP
13 86 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
14 86 Luis Mendoza 2009 36.00
15 86 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
16 86 Garrett Richards 2013 4.59
17 86 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
18 85 Clayton Tanner 2013 0.00 DNP
19 85 Rob Scahill 2012 1.04
20 85 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
21 85 D.J. Mitchell 2012 3.86
22 85 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
23 84 Nathan Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
24 84 Josh Stinson 2013 3.71
25 84 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
26 84 Ivan Nova 2012 5.23
27 84 Brooks Brown 2010 0.00 DNP
28 84 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
29 84 Manny Parra 2008 4.93
30 84 Charlie Haeger 2009 3.32
31 83 Rafael Dolis 2013 3.60
32 83 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
33 83 Kyle Cofield 2012 0.00 DNP
34 83 Sean Burnett 2008 5.08
35 83 Charlie Leesman 2012 0.00 DNP
36 83 Brian Duensing 2008 0.00 DNP
37 83 Justin Germano 2008 6.39
38 83 Richard Bleier 2012 0.00 DNP
39 83 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
40 83 Andrew Werner 2012 5.80
41 83 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
42 82 Ryan Cook 2012 2.21
43 82 Vin Mazzaro 2012 5.93
44 82 Kameron Loe 2007 6.35
45 82 Josh Outman 2010 0.00 DNP
46 82 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
47 82 Zach Phillips 2012 6.00
48 82 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
49 82 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
50 82 Josh Rupe 2008 5.14
51 81 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
52 81 Robert Mosebach 2010 0.00 DNP
53 81 Jason Hirsh 2007 5.05
54 81 Jeanmar Gomez 2013 3.90
55 81 Greg Reynolds 2011 6.19
56 81 Alberto Arias 2009 3.94
57 81 Yorman Bazardo 2010 0.00 DNP
58 81 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
59 81 Carlos Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
60 81 Alex Cobb 2013 2.89
61 81 Sean O'Sullivan 2013 4.32
62 81 Tim Dillard 2009 12.46
63 81 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
64 81 Tyson Ross 2012 6.87
65 81 Brandon League 2008 2.45
66 80 Kyle Parker 2010 0.00 DNP
67 80 Lance Lynn 2012 3.89
68 80 Kevin Pucetas 2010 0.00 DNP
69 80 Anthony Bass 2013 5.57
70 80 Jonny Venters 2010 3.25
71 80 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
72 80 Zach McAllister 2013 4.35
73 80 Jordan Smith 2011 7.20
74 80 Fabio Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
75 80 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
76 80 Adam Mills 2010 0.00 DNP
77 80 Mark Rogers 2011 0.00 DNP
78 80 Casey Coleman 2013 0.00 DNP
79 80 Chad Jenkins 2013 3.51
80 80 Kyle Waldrop 2011 5.73
81 80 Evan Anundsen 2013 0.00 DNP
82 79 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
83 79 Brad Meyers 2011 0.00 DNP
84 79 Trevor Bell 2012 0.00 DNP
85 79 Wade Davis 2011 4.70
86 79 Murphy Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
87 79 Jake Arrieta 2011 5.28
88 79 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
89 79 Frank Herrmann 2009 0.00 DNP
90 79 David Phelps 2012 3.43
91 79 Bryan Shaw 2013 3.84
92 79 Anthony Vasquez 2012 0.00 DNP
93 79 Connor Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
94 79 Josh Collmenter 2011 3.56
95 79 Elvin Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
96 79 Brad Bergesen 2011 6.50
97 79 Brandon Hynick 2010 0.00 DNP
98 79 Macay McBride 2008 0.00 DNP
99 79 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
100 79 David Kopp 2011 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .287 .311 .450 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .356 .363 .266
18 Split (Multi) .018 -.045 .087 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .287 .311 .450 .256
31 vs R (2013) .269 .356 .363 .266
38 Split (2013) .018 -.045 .087 -.010
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A soft-throwing lefty who can get some movement and deception but whose secondary offerings aren't up to snuff, Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland seems like a lefty specialist, but not likely a successful one.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 17, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Matt Adams Powers UpDaniel Rathman2014-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A'sDaniel Rathman2014-07-01
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16Ben Lindbergh2014-06-06
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 6/16Chris Mosch2014-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Looking for Lefty ReliefDaniel Rathman2014-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weirdest BaseballDaniel Rathman2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Extra Innings EverywhereDaniel Rathman2013-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Remembering the Medlen EffectBret Sayre2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-14
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25Ben Lindbergh2013-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Kevin GausmanNick J. Faleris2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Kevin GausmanBret Sayre2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Center of the FoldDaniel Rathman2013-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, March 20Zach Mortimer2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Has Baltimore Been Busy Enough?Zachary Levine2013-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYouth Movement: Rule 5 Recap and Scouting NotesMark Anderson2012-12-06


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


T.J. McFarland has thrown 2,192 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change (85mph).