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Portrait of Peter Moylan

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
45.3 4.15 1.43 39 3 1 1 0.2
Birth Date12-2-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.62010
0.22011
-0.12012
-0.42013
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
2006 ATL 27 15 0 15.0 0.0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 18 8 8 1 25 5 4 0 14 4.80 3.11 3.58 3.3 0.3
2007 ATL 28 80 0 90.0 0.0 90.0 5 3 1 2 0 0 359 65 27 18 6 96 31 19 7 63 1.80 3.91 4.40 8.2 1.0
2008 ATL 29 7 0 5.7 0.0 5.7 0 1 1 1 0 0 25 5 1 1 1 8 1 1 1 5 1.59 4.69 4.76 0.2 0.0
2009 ATL 30 87 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 6 2 0 7 0 0 309 65 29 23 0 84 35 27 2 61 2.84 2.91 3.89 7.1 0.8
2010 ATL 31 85 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 6 2 1 4 0 0 271 53 24 21 5 78 37 31 2 52 2.97 4.33 5.30 -6.2 -0.6
2011 ATL 32 13 0 8.3 0.0 8.3 2 1 0 0 0 0 38 12 3 3 0 12 3 3 0 10 3.24 1.67 2.11 1.6 0.2
2012 ATL 33 8 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 3 3 1 1 6 2 2 0 2 1.80 6.14 7.04 -1.1 -0.1
2013 LAN 34 14 0 15.3 0.0 15.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 70 23 11 11 3 35 7 6 0 6 6.46 6.15 7.02 -3.8 -0.4
Career3090276.00.0276.0219414001161244106861734412193122132.803.814.539.31.2

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
2006 ATL MLB 15 0 15.0 3.58 122 .265 .264 .329 .432 .266 .354 94 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2006 RIC AAA 35 0 56.2 5.12 0 .290 .260 .327 .397 .257 .333 35 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.2
2006 AUS wor 1 0 1.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 80 0 90.0 4.40 109 .206 .272 .339 .435 .263 .234 101 9.5 0.9 8.2 1.0
2007 GWN AAA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 7 0 5.7 4.76 96 .253 .266 .329 .390 .260 .235 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 ATL MLB 87 0 73.0 3.89 110 .237 .262 .334 .422 .266 .308 96 7.5 0.8 7.1 0.8
2010 ATL MLB 85 0 63.7 5.30 69 .252 .262 .325 .410 .270 .274 92 -6.2 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6
2011 ATL MLB 13 0 8.3 2.11 148 .258 .262 .325 .417 .270 .480 98 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2011 GWN AAA 6 1 6.0 1.03 176 .253 .249 .319 .346 .240 .333 94 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2012 ATL MLB 8 0 5.0 7.04 30 .250 .257 .307 .408 .250 .125 96 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2012 ROM A 4 0 4.0 5.76 76 .331 .256 .325 .393 .262 .385 95 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 MIS AA 1 0 1.3 3.48 106 .050 .265 .342 .381 .260 .000 85 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 GWN AAA 12 0 12.7 3.42 125 .278 .259 .325 .388 .251 .429 103 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2012 BRA Rk 4 3 4.7 11.94 -18 .250 .233 .310 .330 .250 .273 109 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 LAN MLB 14 0 15.3 7.02 22 .354 .254 .318 .391 .259 .370 98 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2013 ABQ AAA 38 0 46.0 4.11 126 .214 .266 .338 .404 .267 .294 112 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9

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 RIC AAA 1 7 1 35 0 56.2 61 38 54 4 63% .333 9.8 6.1 0.6 8.6 1.76 6.41 -0.0 0.2
2006 AUS wor 0 0 0 1 0 1.2 1 5 4 0 0% .500 7.5 37.5 0.0 30.0 5.00 7.50 0.0 0.0
2006 ATL MLB 0 0 0 15 0 15.0 18 5 14 1 59% .354 10.8 3.0 0.6 8.4 1.53 4.80 3.3 0.3
2007 ATL MLB 5 3 1 80 0 90.0 65 31 63 6 64% .234 6.5 3.1 0.6 6.3 1.07 1.80 8.2 1.0
2007 GWN AAA 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 0 1 3 0 0% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 0 1 1 7 0 5.7 5 1 5 1 67% .235 7.9 1.6 1.6 7.9 1.06 1.59 0.2 0.0
2009 ATL MLB 6 2 0 87 0 73.0 65 35 61 0 64% .308 8.0 4.3 0.0 7.5 1.37 2.84 7.1 0.8
2010 ATL MLB 6 2 1 85 0 63.7 53 37 52 5 69% .274 7.5 5.2 0.7 7.4 1.41 2.97 -6.2 -0.6
2011 GWN AAA 0 1 0 6 1 6.0 5 4 10 0 67% .333 7.5 6.0 0.0 15.0 1.50 0.00 3.9 0.4
2011 ATL MLB 2 1 0 13 0 8.3 12 3 10 0 84% .480 13.0 3.2 0.0 10.8 1.80 3.24 1.6 0.2
2012 MIS AA 1 0 0 1 0 1.3 0 0 1 0 75% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.00 0.00 0.1 0.0
2012 ROM A 0 1 0 4 0 4.0 5 2 3 0 62% .385 11.2 4.5 0.0 6.8 1.75 9.00 -0.3 -0.0
2012 ATL MLB 1 0 1 8 0 5.0 3 2 2 1 59% .125 5.4 3.6 1.8 3.6 1.00 1.80 -1.1 -0.1
2012 BRA Rk 0 0 0 4 3 4.7 4 1 4 1 67% .273 7.7 1.9 1.9 7.7 1.07 7.71 -1.1 -0.1
2012 GWN AAA 0 0 0 12 0 12.7 18 5 13 0 67% .429 12.8 3.6 0.0 9.2 1.82 5.68 2.9 0.3
2013 LAN MLB 1 0 0 14 0 15.3 23 7 6 3 28% .370 13.5 4.1 1.8 3.5 1.96 6.46 -3.8 -0.4
2013 ABQ AAA 4 1 4 38 0 46.0 38 20 45 1 52% .294 7.4 3.9 0.2 8.8 1.26 2.74 8.7 0.9

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
2008 69 0.6377 0.4638 0.9063 0.5455 0.3200 0.9583 0.7500 0.0938
2009 1122 0.4171 0.4540 0.7539 0.6453 0.3150 0.8709 0.5825 0.2441
2010 981 0.3894 0.4394 0.7407 0.6073 0.3272 0.8750 0.5816 0.2570
2011 149 0.4161 0.5034 0.6933 0.6129 0.4253 0.8947 0.4865 0.3067
2012 64 0.4688 0.3750 0.8333 0.6000 0.1765 0.8889 0.6667 0.1250
2013 243 0.4568 0.4033 0.8265 0.5766 0.2576 0.8594 0.7647 0.1735
Career26280.41740.4450.75820.61920.31730.87540.60.2391

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-16 2014-03-26 Camp 10 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2011-10-03 2011-10-03 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2011-10-03 -
2011-09-20 2011-09-29 60-DL 9 8 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum and Rotator Cuff - -
2011-04-15 2011-09-04 60-DL 142 125 Low Back Surgery Bulging Disc 2011-05-17
2010-08-26 2010-08-31 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-04-15 2008-09-28 60-DL 166 149 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-05-08
2008-03-08 2008-03-11 Camp 3 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2003-01-01 2003-01-01 Minors 0 0 Low Back Surgery Bulging Disc -
2001-01-01 2001-01-01 Minors 0 0 Low Back Surgery Bulging Disc -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 LAN $
2012 ATL $
2011 ATL $2,000,000
2010 ATL $1,150,000
2009 ATL $410,000
2008 ATL $410,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,970,000
4 yrTotal$3,970,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 153 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Houston as a free agent 11/23/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Houston 3/27/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/16/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 5/31/13. DFA by LA Dodgers 10/22/13. Elected free agency 10/29/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/17/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/1/12. Non-tendered by Atlanta 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed by Atlanta as an amateur free agent from Australia 3/06. Contract purchased 4/06.

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 3.8 1.7 1.2 70 0 63.1 49 23 54 4 .258 1.14 2.95 3.2 12.2 1.2
80o 3.3 1.4 1 63 0 56.8 48 23 49 4 .273 1.24 3.34 3.64 8.0 0.8
70o 3 1.3 0.9 58 0 52.4 46 22 45 4 .284 1.31 3.64 3.95 5.5 0.6
60o 2.8 1.1 0.8 54 0 48.8 45 22 42 4 .293 1.37 3.89 4.23 3.5 0.4
50o 2.5 1 0.7 50 0 45.4 44 21 39 4 .302 1.43 4.14 4.5 1.8 0.2
40o 2.3 0.9 0.6 47 0 42.2 43 20 36 4 .311 1.49 4.38 4.76 0.3 0.0
30o 2.1 0.8 0.6 43 0 38.8 41 19 33 4 .320 1.56 4.65 5.06 -1.1 -0.1
20o 1.9 0.6 0.5 39 0 34.9 39 18 30 3 .331 1.64 4.97 5.4 -2.3 -0.2
10o 1.5 0.5 0.4 33 0 29.7 35 17 25 3 .346 1.76 5.43 5.9 -3.7 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.510.750044.84320384.2991.414.104.461.90.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
20% 28% 26% 22% 66%

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
20153621150045452237559.3021.484.574.978.94.47.31.0-0.0
20163721147042431934459.3101.464.404.789.14.07.20.90.1
20173821147042432034559.3051.494.615.019.14.37.21.1-0.0
20183921147042441935559.3061.494.544.949.44.07.41.10.0
20194021149044462035559.3051.504.574.979.44.17.21.0-0.0
20204121146042441933559.3071.514.675.089.54.17.11.1-0.1
20214221040036391627459.3121.534.935.369.84.06.81.0-0.2
20224321034031331423459.3091.534.955.389.74.16.81.2-0.2
20234421037033361524459.3091.564.955.389.94.16.61.1-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
13.65.13.71.75.57.129.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Mike MacDougal 2012 7.94
2 84 Javier Lopez 2013 2.29
3 81 J.C. Romero 2011 5.11
4 80 Dave Smith 1990 2.69
5 80 Roberto Hernandez 2000 4.05
6 80 Steve Kline 2008 0.00 DNP
7 79 Joe Beimel 2012 0.00 DNP
8 79 Randy Choate 2011 2.55
9 79 Luis Ayala 2013 3.00
10 78 Julian Tavarez 2008 6.91
11 78 Kiko Calero 2010 0.00 DNP
12 78 Kent Tekulve 1982 3.29
13 78 Scott Downs 2011 2.01
14 78 Akinori Otsuka 2007 2.78
15 77 Fernando Rodney 2012 1.08
16 77 John Bale 2009 6.35
17 76 Francisco Cordero 2010 3.96
18 76 Jason Grilli 2012 3.07
19 76 George Sherrill 2012 27.00
20 76 Hideki Okajima 2011 4.32
21 76 Ricardo Rincon 2005 4.82
22 76 Salomon Torres 2007 5.81
23 76 Scott Schoeneweis 2009 7.88
24 75 Scot Shields 2011 0.00 DNP
25 75 Antonio Alfonseca 2007 5.62
26 75 Ramon Hernandez 1976 3.43
27 75 Matt Miller 2007 0.00
28 75 Heath Bell 2013 4.11
29 75 Sparky Lyle 1980 4.94
30 75 D.J. Carrasco 2012 7.36
31 75 Scott Eyre 2007 4.47
32 75 Steve Mingori 1979 6.56
33 75 Ron Perranoski 1971 7.12
34 75 Ray King 2009 0.00 DNP
35 74 Brian Fuentes 2011 4.63
36 74 Mike Jackson 2000 0.00 DNP
37 74 Steve Reed 2000 4.98
38 74 Jason Isringhausen 2008 5.91
39 74 Mike Timlin 2001 4.21
40 74 Jose Valverde 2013 5.59
41 74 Jeff Russell 1997 0.00 DNP
42 74 Scott Atchison 2011 3.26
43 74 Mariano Rivera 2005 2.07
44 74 Chad Paronto 2011 0.00 DNP
45 73 Jim Mecir 2005 3.74
46 73 Ted Abernathy 1968 2.86
47 73 Bryan Corey 2009 0.00 DNP
48 73 Jim Kern 1984 8.50
49 73 Dave Giusti 1975 3.73 DNP
50 73 Jim Brower 2008 0.00 DNP
51 73 Steve Howe 1993 5.51
52 73 Jamey Wright 2010 5.09
53 73 Kevin Gregg 2013 3.77
54 72 Gene Garber 1983 5.79
55 72 Paul Quantrill 2004 5.19
56 72 Jeff Nelson 2002 4.14
57 72 LaTroy Hawkins 2008 4.35
58 72 Kerry Wood 2012 8.31
59 72 Stu Miller 1963 2.88
60 72 Tyler Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
61 71 Brendan Donnelly 2007 3.48
62 71 Jason Frasor 2013 2.76
63 71 Matt Thornton 2012 3.74
64 71 Clay Carroll 1976 3.14
65 71 Chad Durbin 2013 9.56
66 71 Bill Landrum 1993 3.74
67 71 Anthony Telford 2001 15.43
68 71 Hoyt Wilhelm 1958 2.82
69 70 Jason Grimsley 2003 5.64
70 70 Joe Nelson 2010 9.72
71 69 Buddy Groom 2001 3.82
72 69 J.J. Putz 2012 2.98
73 69 Trever Miller 2008 4.36
74 69 Jeff Shaw 2002 0.00 DNP
75 69 Steve Karsay 2007 0.00 DNP
76 69 Mike Marshall 1978 2.91
77 69 Grant Jackson 1978 3.72
78 69 Billy Wagner 2007 2.90
79 69 Mike Henneman 1997 0.00 DNP
80 69 Hal Woodeshick 1968 0.00 DNP
81 69 Mike Magnante 2000 4.99
82 69 Harry Dorish 1957 0.00 DNP
83 69 Luis Vizcaino 2010 0.00 DNP
84 68 Heathcliff Slocumb 2001 0.00 DNP
85 68 Mike Myers 2004 4.64
86 68 Bob Locker 1973 3.39
87 68 Jim Konstanty 1952 4.73
88 68 Tom Gordon 2003 3.41
89 68 Dan Quisenberry 1988 5.26
90 68 Tug McGraw 1980 1.56
91 68 Damaso Marte 2010 4.08
92 68 Tony Castillo 1998 8.33
93 68 Paul Mirabella 1989 8.22
94 68 Joe Hoerner 1972 4.80
95 67 Bob Howry 2009 3.68
96 67 Randy Flores 2011 0.00 DNP
97 67 Terry Forster 1987 0.00 DNP
98 67 Ryan Vogelsong 2013 6.34
99 67 Chris Sampson 2013 0.00 DNP
100 67 David Weathers 2005 4.17

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .397 .493 .489 .358
11 vs R (Multi) .254 .317 .417 .263
18 Split (Multi) .143 .176 .072 .096
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .440 .500 .520 .388
31 vs R (2013) .316 .381 .579 .343
38 Split (2013) .124 .119 -.059 .045
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Shoulder and back surgeries have limited Moylan to 13 innings over the past two seasons. When he pitches, he generates a high rate of ground balls in the midst of dominating right-handed hitters. The Braves have an in-house alternative in Gearrin, so Moylanís pending free agency could signal his end in Atlanta. Of course, we wrote the same thing last year and Moylan returned.
2012 Years after washing out of the Twinsí system, Moylan pitched in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Little known then, Moylan has become a mainstay in the Braves bullpen more than 250 innings later. Olí faithful missed most of 2011 while recovering from two surgeriesóone to fix a bulging disc, the other to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. Moylanís side-arm throwing, groundball-getting ways are a luxury in the bullpen, but the Braves have Cory Gearrin hanging around at a lower cost. A free agent at seasonís end, Moylan may continue his great story in another city.
2011 It's just part of the randomness of being a ground-ball pitcher. Moylan gave up a crucial hit in Game Four of the NLDS, but if the ball was just two feet closer to a fielder, it would have been an inning-ending double play and Moylan would be a hero. He was plenty heroic during the regular season, pitching in more than half of the team's games while generating a ridiculous ground-ball ratio of more than four to one. Bobby Cox maximized his value, understanding that he's nothing more than a right-handed specialist who keeps the ball out of the air, and as long as Fredi Gonzalez understands and expects the same, everything will be just fine.
2010 The affable Aussie was downright outstanding in 2007, and after missing most of 2008 recovering from Tommy John surgery, he slowly returned to being downright outstanding again, allowing only two runs in his last 32 appearances. His sinker is among the best you'll find, as he faced 309 batters in 2009 without giving up a home run while compiling a ground-ball ratio of nearly 3-to-1, and despite the surgery, he was durable enough to pitch in 87 games. These kind of pitchers get little attention, but they're worth their weight in gold. Given current gold prices and Moylan's 200 pounds, that would be about $3-$3.5 million, which is about right considering that he's arbitration-eligible.
2009 Aussie WBC reclamation project Peter Moylan had Tommy John surgery last May, but hopes to return before the All-Star break this year.
2008 Moylan owes his well-paying job to the World Baseball Classic. After washing out of the Twins' system a decade ago, Moylan found himself out of baseball and back in his native Australia. He picked up the game again a few years ago, made the Australian national team, and pitched well against Venezuela in the WBC. His ERA last year was artificially low, as a third of his runs allowed were unearned. Still, he's a groundball machine who owns righties and can pitch two days out of three (he had a 1.32 ERA on zero days' rest). He'll make more than $400,000 pretty soon.
2007 Peter Moylan was an amazing comeback story in 2006. Spotted pitching for Australia in the World Baseball Classic, he was subsequently brought back to America for the first time since his days as a Twins farmhand in 1997. The sidearmer flings a decent fastball and slider, but he needs to dramatically improve his control or he`ll be a go-back story in 2007.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)So here's the question I asked at the event in Philadelphia last week: What unlikely players, historically or currently, do you personally root for? Jay mentioned Saul Rivera, Steven followed Wayne Tolleson back in the day, for me it was Jacob Brumfield.
(Arthur from Philadelphia)
I was a big, big fan of George Williams, beyond TTO considerations, it was more basically because I sat near his brother and nephews and nieces one game, and I sort of liked the plucky little group of cheeseheads and their happiness over their uncle making it to The Show.

Active, I've become a bit of a silly/irrational fan of Peter Moylan, since he's got the foreign/exotic angle on top of being a side-armer. And as an A's fan, I'm perhaps goofy in that my current favorite Athletic is Kurt Suzuki. (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Peter Moylan threw 3,509 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 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 (91mph), Slider (79mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely threw a Change (83mph).