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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.7 4.73 1.48 24 2 1 1 -0.2
Birth Date4-28-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
0.22011
2012
2013
-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
2011 PIT 25 31 0 24.3 0.0 24.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 110 29 11 8 0 35 9 6 0 11 2.96 3.20 3.68 1.7 0.2
Career31024.30.024.311010011029118035960112.963.203.681.70.2

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
2007 SCO A- 11 0 12.7 4.45 100 .308 .256 .337 .366 .259 .400 100 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 PIR Rk 2 0 3.0 0.61 186 .214 .255 .344 .371 .268 .444 94 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2008 LYN A+ 29 20 110.3 6.08 77 .273 .258 .334 .399 .264 .325 105 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2009 ALT AA 27 25 149.0 5.83 65 .272 .253 .327 .379 .260 .301 97 -8.4 -0.9 -10.5 -1.0
2009 SUR Wnt 11 0 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ALT AA 37 0 41.3 3.12 128 .188 .256 .327 .393 .255 .232 94 9.0 0.9 8.9 1.0
2010 IND AAA 19 0 17.3 7.27 47 .334 .268 .336 .425 .257 .411 106 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2011 PIT MLB 31 0 24.3 3.68 110 .274 .258 .316 .399 .260 .322 97 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 IND AAA 30 0 42.0 4.51 96 .243 .258 .325 .400 .251 .284 98 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 CHR AAA 16 0 20.3 4.52 96 .285 .265 .333 .397 .255 .393 99 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 IND AAA 14 0 14.0 3.76 113 .247 .262 .331 .406 .255 .302 99 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 CHR AAA 22 0 29.0 5.77 67 .277 .262 .337 .404 .262 .312 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2014 ABQ AAA 9 0 9.7 4.95 111 .246 .273 .337 .406 .267 .345 108 1.1 0.1 1.1 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
2007 PIR Rk 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 4 0 3 0 67% .444 12.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.33 0.00 1.9 0.2
2007 SCO A- 0 0 1 11 0 12.7 19 6 13 1 44% .400 13.5 4.3 0.7 9.2 1.97 4.25 1.3 0.1
2008 LYN A+ 7 7 0 29 20 110.3 124 43 78 8 56% .325 10.1 3.5 0.7 6.4 1.51 5.96 3.3 0.3
2009 ALT AA 11 10 0 27 25 149.0 159 58 77 11 58% .301 9.6 3.5 0.7 4.7 1.46 3.74 -10.5 -1.0
2009 SUR Wnt 1 1 0 11 0 15.3 22 8 13 1 0% .429 12.9 4.7 0.6 7.6 1.96 5.29 0.0 0.0
2010 ALT AA 3 1 21 37 0 41.3 26 16 43 0 61% .232 5.7 3.5 0.0 9.4 1.02 1.53 8.9 1.0
2010 IND AAA 0 5 1 19 0 17.3 26 20 18 3 44% .411 13.5 10.4 1.6 9.4 2.66 10.40 -2.9 -0.3
2011 IND AAA 1 1 3 30 0 42.0 40 11 29 2 56% .284 8.6 2.4 0.4 6.2 1.21 3.43 1.8 0.2
2011 PIT MLB 1 1 0 31 0 24.3 29 9 11 0 52% .322 10.7 3.3 0.0 4.1 1.56 2.96 1.7 0.2
2012 CHR AAA 1 1 2 16 0 20.3 26 14 21 2 43% .393 11.5 6.2 0.9 9.3 1.97 4.43 1.2 0.1
2012 IND AAA 1 2 0 14 0 14.0 13 8 11 0 23% .302 8.4 5.1 0.0 7.1 1.50 3.86 1.8 0.2
2013 CHR AAA 2 1 1 22 0 29.0 30 15 28 6 43% .312 9.3 4.7 1.9 8.7 1.55 4.97 -2.3 -0.2
2014 ABQ AAA 1 0 0 9 0 9.7 10 5 8 0 62% .345 9.3 4.7 0.0 7.4 1.55 6.52 1.1 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
2011 373 0.4745 0.5040 0.8032 0.6949 0.3316 0.9268 0.5692 0.1915
Career3730.47450.5040.80320.69490.33160.92680.56920.1915

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-05 2014-06-05 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2014-04-15 2014-04-22 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-08-01 2009-08-08 Minors 7 0 Left Fingers Blister Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 94 dMark Pieper, SFX1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12. Claimed off waivers by Chicago White Sox 7/6/12 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 6/26/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 8/31/12.
  • Drafted 2007 (1-4) (Clemson). Signed 7/17/07, $2.475M 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 2.5 1 2.2 47 0 52.9 45 19 35 5 .270 1.21 3.57 3.88 3.6 0.4
80o 2.1 0.9 1.8 42 0 46.8 43 18 31 5 .285 1.30 3.96 4.3 0.8 0.1
70o 1.9 0.7 1.6 38 0 42.5 41 17 28 4 .295 1.36 4.25 4.61 -0.9 -0.1
60o 1.7 0.6 1.4 35 0 38.9 39 16 26 4 .304 1.42 4.50 4.89 -2.2 -0.2
50o 1.6 0.6 1.3 32 0 35.7 37 16 24 4 .313 1.48 4.73 5.14 -3.1 -0.3
40o 1.4 0.5 1.1 29 0 32.5 35 15 22 4 .321 1.53 4.97 5.41 -3.8 -0.4
30o 1.2 0.4 1 26 0 29.2 33 14 20 4 .330 1.60 5.24 5.69 -4.4 -0.5
20o 1.1 0.3 0.8 23 0 25.4 30 13 17 3 .341 1.67 5.55 6.03 -4.9 -0.5
10o 0.8 0.2 0.6 18 0 20.3 26 11 14 3 .356 1.79 5.99 6.51 -5.0 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.50.51.331034.93615234.3111.464.705.11-2.9-0.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 17% 9% 18% 29%

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
20152921135039421828551.3271.555.075.519.84.26.51.2-0.2
20163021237040411730451.3121.444.444.839.13.86.70.90.1
20173121134037381527451.3161.424.544.939.23.66.51.00.0
20183221134037381526451.3101.424.474.869.23.66.31.00.0
20193321132035361425451.3101.434.514.909.33.66.41.00.0
20203411130033341323451.3121.444.584.989.43.66.31.1-0.0
20213511128031321222451.3121.424.534.939.33.56.41.20.0
20223610126029301120451.3121.414.574.979.33.46.21.2-0.0
20233710125028291119351.3121.454.605.009.43.66.21.0-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.1out of baseball01.2out of baseball0.32.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Ryan Mattheus 2012 2.98
2 90 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
3 89 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
4 89 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
5 89 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
6 88 Geno Espineli 2011 0.00 DNP
7 88 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
8 88 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
9 88 Rich Rundles 2009 0.00
10 88 Neal Musser 2009 0.00 DNP
11 88 Kelvin Jimenez 2009 0.00 DNP
12 87 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
13 87 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
14 87 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
15 87 Miguel Asencio 2009 0.00 DNP
16 87 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
17 87 Jean Machi 2010 0.00 DNP
18 87 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
19 86 Jack Cassel 2009 0.00 DNP
20 86 Edwin Moreno 2009 5.24
21 86 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
22 86 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
23 85 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
24 85 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
25 85 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP
26 85 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
27 85 Levale Speigner 2009 0.00 DNP
28 85 Jason Cromer 2009 0.00 DNP
29 85 Sean Henn 2009 6.91
30 85 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
31 84 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
32 84 Donnie Veal 2013 4.91
33 84 Matt Childers 2007 0.00 DNP
34 84 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
35 84 Tim Wood 2011 5.62
36 84 Willie Eyre 2007 5.56
37 84 Jon Switzer 2008 0.00 DNP
38 84 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
39 84 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
40 84 Fabio Castro 2013 0.00 DNP
41 84 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
42 84 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
43 84 Colt Hynes 2013 9.53
44 84 Blake Johnson 2013 0.00 DNP
45 83 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
46 83 Patrick Ryan 2011 0.00 DNP
47 83 Cesar Ramos 2012 2.10
48 83 Ryan Tatusko 2013 0.00 DNP
49 83 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
50 83 Hassan Pena 2013 0.00 DNP
51 83 Vince Perkins 2010 0.00 DNP
52 83 Julio De La Cruz 2009 0.00 DNP
53 83 Willie Collazo 2008 0.00 DNP
54 83 Josh Sullivan 2013 0.00 DNP
55 83 Tom Layne 2013 4.15
56 83 Josh Hall 2009 0.00 DNP
57 83 Jeremy Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
58 83 Tom Wilhelmsen 2012 2.72
59 83 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
60 83 Mike Hinckley 2011 0.00 DNP
61 83 J.D. Durbin 2010 0.00 DNP
62 82 Steven Register 2011 0.00 DNP
63 82 Steven Wright 2013 5.40
64 82 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
65 82 Joey Newby 2010 0.00 DNP
66 82 Andrew Johnston 2012 0.00 DNP
67 82 Mike Schultz 2008 0.00 DNP
68 82 Luis Perez 2013 5.40
69 82 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
70 82 Pedro Liriano 2009 0.00 DNP
71 82 Matt Peterson 2010 0.00 DNP
72 82 Doug Mathis 2011 0.00 DNP
73 82 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
74 82 Frank Herrmann 2012 2.33
75 82 Anthony Lerew 2011 0.00 DNP
76 82 Edgar Martinez 2010 0.00 DNP
77 82 Bob Keppel 2010 0.00 DNP
78 82 Frank Mata 2012 0.00 DNP
79 82 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP
80 82 Scot Drucker 2010 0.00 DNP
81 82 Justin Hampson 2008 3.23
82 82 Bob McCrory 2010 0.00 DNP
83 82 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
84 82 Reid Mahon 2011 0.00 DNP
85 81 Brad Ziegler 2008 1.21
86 81 Kurt Birkins 2009 0.00 DNP
87 81 Matt Roney 2008 0.00 DNP
88 81 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
89 81 Steve Watkins 2007 0.00 DNP
90 81 Kevin Mulvey 2013 0.00 DNP
91 81 Abe Woody 2011 0.00 DNP
92 81 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
93 81 Randy Boone 2013 0.00 DNP
94 81 Tyson Brummett 2013 0.00 DNP
95 81 Mike Flannery 2008 0.00 DNP
96 81 Doug Slaten 2008 5.57
97 81 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
98 81 Wilkin De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
99 81 Dewon Day 2009 0.00 DNP
100 81 Loek Van Mil 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Former fourth pick Daniel Moskos was designated for assignment by the Pirates and outrighted to Triple-A by the White Sox. Even the good side of his reverse platoon split, right-handed batters, only makes him good enough to be a “fourth lefty,” a role that doesn't exist.
2012 Known in Pittsburgh as “Not Matt Wieters,” who was taken with the next pick in the 2007 draft, Moskos is not going to fulfill the old regime’s hope that he would become a fierce end-game reliever. With a low-to-mid-90s fastball and wipeout slider, Moskos is more likely to develop into a lefty specialist, despite reverse splits during his time in the majors last season. Should Moskos become a useful reliever, Pirates fans will have to curb their truculence by gracing him with a different nickname. Perhaps, Daily ‘Kos?
2011 The most controversial move former Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield made during his ill-starred six years on the job from 2001-07 was select Moskos over Matt Wieters with the fourth overall pick in the '07 draft. Littlefield insisted that his scouts believed Moskos that could become a shut-down late-game reliever. Moskos entered the year with a shiny new "bust" tag all but within reach, but he saved his prospect status and maybe his career by moving back to the bullpen. He dominated Double-A with a 95-mph fastball and a wipeout slider, but had trouble throwing strikes when promoted to Triple-A, admitting that he had put too much pressure on himself. Despite this, he and could find his way to the majors this year, and while he's not an impact arm, nobody is throwing the word bust around anymore either.
2010 Moskos will forever be known in Pittsburgh as the man who was selected one pick ahead of Matt Wieters in the 2007 draft. The selection created such a fan backlash that many observers believe that it was this that pushed ownership to finally fire general manager Dave Littlefield. It's small consolation that Moskos finally had a decent year at Altoona last season, but his strikeout rate, despite second-hand improvement, was alarmingly low for a purported power pitcher; the Pirates openly admit that his fastball and slider are nowhere near as good as when he was a college standout at Clemson. Moskos's best bet to pitch in the major leagues may be as a situational lefty.
2009 Daniel Moskos will be infamous in the organization for being picked directly ahead of Matt Wieters in 2007, but that might be better than being remembered for how he's pitched since.
2008 Never has a first-round draft pick caused Pirates fans more consternation than the selection of Moskos out of Clemson with the fourth overall pick last year. Most fans wanted the Pirates to choose highly-touted Georgia Tech catcher Josh Wieters, whom the Orioles took with the next pick, instead of Moskos. Moskos's excellent slider makes him a candidate to be a fine set-up man, but his willingness to accept slot money seemed to be what made him most attractive to the Pirates.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-25
The BP Wayback Machine: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wages of EdwinR.J. Anderson2012-07-13
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/22John Perrotto2011-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Beasts of the EastTommy Bennett2011-05-10
Transaction Analysis: Opportunity KnocksBen Lindbergh2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Making the Most of MoskosR.J. Anderson2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Unfinished Business in San DiegoJohn Perrotto2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and DregsChristina Kahrl2011-03-03
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Daniel MoskosDavid Laurila2010-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20Kevin Goldstein2010-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 15Kevin Goldstein2010-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSquawking Baseball: The Age of the Payroll FloorShawn Hoffman2010-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Melting Down the Gold GlovesJoe Sheehan2009-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part ThreeKevin Goldstein2009-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Kevin Goldstein2009-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessBargains and Boondoggles: Value DissonanceChristina Kahrl2009-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Building the Better BallclubKevin Goldstein2008-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Two Steps BackKevin Goldstein2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Scouting Notebook, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the CropNate Silver2008-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hiya Kevin... what's going on with Ross Detwiler?
(lpiklor from Chicago)
Nothing good. Scouts say he's pretty much nothing like the pitcher he was at college. It's a bit of a mystery but he's been awful. Speaking of awful 2007 first-round pitchers -- reviews of Pittsburgh's Daniel Moskos have been downright embarassing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Daniel Moskos threw 497 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (81mph) and Change (85mph).