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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 490.3 32 23 0 353 3.98 3.6
Birth Date2-16-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2011 WAS 24 5 5 26.0 26.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 110 28 11 11 2 42 4 2 2 15 3.81 3.53 3.70 4.1 0.4
2012 OAK 25 31 31 190.0 190.0 0.0 13 10 0 0 16 0 791 207 90 79 24 316 36 34 4 137 3.74 3.88 4.18 21.4 2.0
2013 OAK 26 28 26 156.3 153.3 3.0 12 9 0 0 11 1 667 160 83 72 25 271 39 37 2 126 4.14 4.33 4.28 10.6 0.9
2014 MIN 27 6 5 21.7 20.7 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 114 37 21 17 4 55 11 11 1 14 7.06 5.93 5.96 -1.4 -0.2
2014 OAK 27 16 16 96.3 96.3 0.0 6 3 0 0 10 1 405 91 42 38 12 151 26 24 4 61 3.55 4.45 4.38 3.2 0.5
Career8683490.3486.34.0322300392208752324721767835116108133533.984.214.3137.93.6

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 HAG A 7 7 37.3 4.79 102 .228 .262 .335 .399 .269 .308 109 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2008 VER A- 6 3 21.7 6.03 66 .296 .246 .323 .353 .255 .371 100 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 POT A+ 27 25 151.3 4.84 93 .243 .254 .326 .373 .257 .297 101 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2010 HAR AA 27 27 158.0 3.52 125 .236 .255 .328 .390 .252 .326 104 38.0 3.9 38.4 4.0
2011 WAS MLB 5 5 26.0 3.70 105 .275 .258 .312 .387 .259 .299 94 2.8 0.3 4.1 0.4
2011 SYR AAA 24 24 148.3 3.52 123 .211 .256 .320 .390 .250 .314 95 26.1 2.5 30.3 2.9
2012 OAK MLB 31 31 190.0 4.18 101 .269 .254 .315 .403 .260 .310 95 20.3 2.2 21.4 2.0
2013 OAK MLB 28 26 156.3 4.28 95 .288 .256 .319 .401 .266 .284 94 10.5 1.1 10.6 0.9
2013 SAC AAA 2 2 10.3 2.10 152 .287 .258 .313 .377 .253 .516 91 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2014 MIN MLB 6 5 21.7 5.96 67 .351 .256 .311 .384 .255 .393 108 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2014 OAK MLB 16 16 96.3 4.38 88 .271 .249 .310 .383 .260 .262 94 4.3 0.5 3.2 0.5
2014 ROC AAA 1 1 7.0 4.76 110 .172 .271 .333 .372 .242 .273 112 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 SAC AAA 4 4 21.0 6.10 73 .355 .287 .357 .446 .260 .343 97 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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
2008 HAG A 0 3 0 7 7 37.3 36 6 27 0 48% .308 8.7 1.4 0.0 6.5 1.13 2.90 3.9 0.4
2008 VER A- 1 3 0 6 3 21.7 27 3 22 4 35% .371 11.2 1.2 1.7 9.1 1.38 4.56 -0.9 -0.1
2009 POT A+ 12 5 0 27 25 151.3 144 36 106 9 45% .297 8.6 2.1 0.5 6.3 1.19 2.91 9.8 1.0
2010 HAR AA 12 5 0 27 27 158.0 161 23 155 10 44% .326 9.2 1.3 0.6 8.8 1.16 2.85 38.4 4.0
2011 SYR AAA 12 6 0 24 24 148.3 137 16 155 9 40% .314 8.3 1.0 0.5 9.4 1.03 3.22 30.3 2.9
2011 WAS MLB 1 0 0 5 5 26.0 28 4 15 2 35% .299 9.7 1.4 0.7 5.2 1.23 3.81 4.1 0.4
2012 OAK MLB 13 10 0 31 31 190.0 207 36 137 24 40% .310 9.8 1.7 1.1 6.5 1.28 3.74 21.4 2.0
2013 SAC AAA 0 0 0 2 2 10.3 16 1 15 0 52% .516 13.9 0.9 0.0 13.1 1.65 1.74 4.6 0.5
2013 OAK MLB 12 9 0 28 26 156.3 160 39 126 25 36% .284 9.2 2.2 1.4 7.3 1.27 4.14 10.6 0.9
2014 SAC AAA 1 1 0 4 4 21.0 28 9 17 5 46% .343 12.0 3.9 2.1 7.3 1.76 6.43 -0.1 -0.0
2014 MIN MLB 0 1 0 6 5 21.7 37 11 14 4 45% .393 15.4 4.6 1.7 5.8 2.22 7.06 -1.4 -0.2
2014 ROC AAA 0 1 0 1 1 7.0 6 2 3 0 36% .273 7.7 2.6 0.0 3.9 1.14 1.29 0.6 0.1
2014 OAK MLB 6 3 0 16 16 96.3 91 26 61 12 39% .262 8.5 2.4 1.1 5.7 1.21 3.55 3.2 0.5

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
2011 402 0.4950 0.4925 0.8384 0.6231 0.3645 0.8952 0.7432 0.1616
2012 3025 0.4959 0.4735 0.8134 0.6207 0.3279 0.8947 0.6620 0.1859
2013 2590 0.4714 0.4492 0.8021 0.5930 0.3199 0.8923 0.6530 0.1979
2014 1922 0.4381 0.4498 0.8345 0.6401 0.3009 0.8980 0.7292 0.1644
Career79390.47390.46080.81610.61650.32060.89470.67940.1834

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-03 2014-09-27 DTD 24 22 Right Neck Inflammation -
2012-04-15 2012-04-19 DTD 4 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-07-29 2011-08-07 Minors 9 7 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $510,000
2013 OAK $495,000
2012 OAK $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$975,000
2011Current$510,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,485,000
3 yrTotal$1,485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 18 d1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Oakland 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Washington 9/3/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11.
  • Drafted by Washington 2008 (10-301) (USC). $65,000 signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Trevor May progressed to the point where he could be a solution for the Twins rotation?
(Tom from Chicago)
Yeah, he's probably ready. They have to make room though, and the acquisition of Tommy Milone won't help that. Neither will the money they've committed to pitchers recently. (Jeff Moore)
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Tommy Milone wasn't supposed to be able to do this, was he?
(Jensen from Los Gatos)
You know, Milone is interesting. I (sorry for this) have him on a fantasy team this year, and I'm terrified every time he pitches that he's going to get lit up, but basically he holds it together and does really well. The reason I'm terrified is because I remember this comment from Kevin Goldstein in a chat:

Do you think Tom Milone can spin his high K/9 and low BB/9 into major league success? Or is the high-80s just too slow for a major league starter?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)

Maybe as a No. 5. MAYBE. (Kevin Goldstein)

Now, that was after the 2011 season, when Milone had struck out 155 and walked 16 (!!!!) in Triple-A. And yet the scouts hated him, and I have a hard time getting all the way past that. It occurs to me that people always insult statheads by saying they take the nuance out of the game and, with it, the fun. But I don't think that's right at all. I think anytime somebody has insight into a player (as scouts did, as Kevin did), and shares that insight, it has the unfortunate effect of freezing our impression of a player in that moment. And yet we all know that baseball is out-of-its-mind unpredictable. It's the price we pay for insight! We just have to live with it.

I'm basically a Milone believer, though, to answer your question. (Sam Miller)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In my AL-only Dynasty Lg, I acquired Mike Moustakas, Addison Reed, Byron Buxton and the 6th overall pick for Justin Verlander & my 10th, 11th and 12th round picks. Was this a good pick-up, considering that I have Matt Moore, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Tommy Milone as my top starters
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Hard to say considering I don't know what those picks would typically fetch in your league. That seems like a lot to give up since it's an AL-only. Your staff looks deep, but this isn't a mixed. I do like Buxton a lot, but I don't like the idea of giving up Verlander without getting a top hitter back. I have been burned in the past dealing an ace pitcher for a package of players rather than one big hitter in return. (Mike Gianella)
2012-10-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does WARP pay any attention to left/right splits with respect to value. Jose Altuve has a 3.3 Warp despite being ordinary against righties, whom he sees the majority of times. Likewise,righty Colby Lewis is ordinary against lefties, but has the same WARP as Tommy Milone who pitched about twice as many starts and whose split is fairly ordinary for a lefty. Given platooning, isn't Milone a better pitcher than Lewis? And even with positional adjustments, shouldn't we prefer Pablo Sandoval with fewer ABs and a more even split vs Altuve even though according to WARP they are of similar value?
(pathard from London)
There's no platoon adjustment in WARP. The lack of use a platoon player gets in terms of the WARP they accumulate is very real, though, and playing time is one of the big reasons we use replacement-level baselines. Now, there is an argument to be made that there's an additional roster spot opportunity cost WARP isn't factoring in, but I don't know how to quantify that. (Colin Wyers)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Danny Rosenbaum just Tom Milone revisited?
(Brian from Alexandria)
Will even less stuff. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat as I'm ready to get amped up for the 2012 season. Rotation Q's for a deeper league: Do Tyson Ross and Kris Medlen have chances of carving out rolls with those rotations currently influx?
(Bringon2012 from Kansas)
Absolutely not to Medlen. Hes good, but hell need to prove hes recovered from TJ, and the Braves just have soooooo many options merely vying for the fifth spot (Minor, Teheran, Delgado, Vizcaino, etc.), most of which are now younger and more talented than Medlen. Medlen's probably 10th on their SP depth chart. Not a bad problem to have for a team, but for a Medlen owner it is. Ross has a slightly higher a chance, but the As also brought in quite the haul of starter candidates this winter between Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, and Tom Milone, plus mainstays (while healthy) of Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, Brandon McCarthy, and (to a lesser extent) Guillermo Moscoso. Then you have the usual Ross-esque fill-ins like Graham Godfrey and Josh Outman, so itll be tough. (Derek Carty)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whats up with Tom Milone? Strikes out more than a batter an inning, walks nobody, has a good ERA, is only 24 and tops out in the low 80s. Ok, that's what's up with him, but do you think he's gonna be a good pitcher in the majors? Can someone throwing that speed be effective?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
You have to have elite command to survive the majors with that velocity. Some can use pure pitchability and advanced secondary offerings to augment the low 80s fastball, but again, the command has to be sharp because the margin of error is super thin. (Jason Parks)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I realized I wrote Tom Milone tops out in the low-80s, but I think it's high-80s... Anyway, do you think he'll be able to succeed in the majors?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Nope. He could find success as a Sam Malone, but not as Tom Milone. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Tom Milone can spin his high K/9 and low BB/9 into major league success? Or is the high-80s just too slow for a major league starter?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Maybe as a No. 5. MAYBE. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tom Milone a young Jamie Moyer? Is that something you'd project for any pitcher?
(Jim from Washington)
No no no and a thousand times no. KG edict #32192 Do not, EVER EVER EVER comp a player to Jamie Moyer. There are 20,000 lefties with Jamie Moyer's stuff on a pure scouting level, and one Jamie Moyer. Don't do it. No Maddux comps, and no Bo Jackson comps either. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Tommy Milone has thrown 8,005 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Change (81mph) and Sinker (87mph), also mixing in a Curve (75mph) and Cutter (86mph).