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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.7 4.13 1.32 33 2 1 1 0.1
Birth Date8-13-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age37 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52010
0.62011
-0.52012
2013
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
2000 CHN 22 6 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 4 3 3 0 4 4 3 0 2 8.10 5.46 7.63 -0.9 -0.1
2001 CHN 23 11 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 54 14 10 10 2 23 6 6 0 12 7.71 4.72 6.30 -1.5 -0.2
2005 CHN 27 69 0 43.3 0.0 43.3 2 2 0 6 0 0 187 32 14 14 6 52 24 21 3 45 2.91 4.58 5.01 1.7 0.2
2006 CHN 28 78 0 65.3 0.0 65.3 1 1 0 2 0 0 286 51 30 30 6 82 34 32 5 74 4.13 3.83 4.09 10.0 0.9
2007 CHN 29 56 0 36.3 0.0 36.3 2 4 1 5 0 0 168 42 20 20 3 65 16 12 1 33 4.95 3.84 4.75 2.7 0.3
2008 ATL 30 83 0 58.7 0.0 58.7 4 1 1 4 0 0 248 51 27 24 3 75 22 18 1 53 3.68 3.14 3.52 9.9 1.0
2009 LAN 31 21 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 1 0 1 3 0 0 54 12 8 8 4 28 8 7 0 7 5.84 8.08 6.29 -1.8 -0.2
2010 BAL 32 51 0 30.0 0.0 30.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 135 30 12 11 3 44 18 14 1 29 3.30 4.31 4.43 2.9 0.3
2010 FLO 32 17 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 51 10 6 4 1 16 5 4 0 14 3.00 3.11 3.06 1.7 0.2
2011 CHA 33 59 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 1 3 0 2 0 0 232 53 26 25 8 88 17 12 4 54 4.22 4.17 4.11 5.9 0.6
2012 CHA 34 32 0 26.7 0.0 26.7 0 2 0 3 0 0 112 23 19 19 6 43 5 5 6 13 6.41 6.23 7.84 -4.9 -0.5
Career4830353.00.0353.0121632900154432217516842520159134213364.284.254.6025.52.5

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 ROK A 4 4 24.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WPT A- 10 7 39.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 31 15 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 6 0 3.3 7.63 45 .308 .291 .376 .483 .285 .364 97 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2000 WTN AA 59 0 71.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 11 0 11.7 6.30 64 .290 .274 .342 .455 .269 .353 97 -1.3 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2
2001 IOW AAA 40 1 51.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Moc Wnt 6 4 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 45 1 52.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHN MLB 69 0 43.3 5.01 93 .228 .265 .338 .431 .268 .239 102 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2005 IOW AAA 8 0 8.7 7.33 65 .084 .286 .358 .474 .267 .133 64 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 78 0 65.3 4.09 113 .237 .270 .340 .443 .269 .269 96 9.3 0.9 10.0 0.9
2007 CHN MLB 56 0 36.3 4.75 103 .266 .261 .330 .416 .258 .339 103 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2007 IOW AAA 9 0 6.7 1.79 165 .280 .276 .356 .436 .265 .389 100 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
2008 ATL MLB 83 0 58.7 3.52 122 .234 .265 .339 .434 .271 .284 96 9.5 1.0 9.9 1.0
2009 LAN MLB 21 0 12.3 6.29 45 .326 .265 .336 .441 .272 .229 90 -2.6 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2
2009 SBR A+ 3 1 2.7 4.31 118 .417 .276 .339 .414 .274 .455 111 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2009 ABQ AAA 8 1 7.7 3.94 128 .182 .268 .333 .406 .278 .133 115 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 BAL MLB 51 0 30.0 4.43 111 .264 .267 .340 .434 .270 .321 111 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2010 FLO MLB 17 0 12.0 3.06 124 .252 .256 .329 .408 .273 .290 92 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 CHA MLB 59 0 53.3 4.11 112 .265 .265 .329 .415 .264 .302 105 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2012 CHA MLB 32 0 26.7 7.84 36 .256 .260 .326 .401 .261 .207 108 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2012 LOU AAA 15 0 11.0 1.99 158 .326 .263 .343 .407 .263 .531 108 5.4 0.5 5.6 0.5
2012 GER int 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1998 ROK A 1 1 0 4 4 24.3 25 7 21 3 0% .000 9.3 2.6 1.1 7.8 1.32 4.44 0.0 0.0
1998 WPT A- 4 4 0 10 7 39.0 39 13 35 6 0% .000 9.0 3.0 1.4 8.1 1.33 6.46 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 4 7 5 31 15 106.7 102 41 97 11 0% .000 8.6 3.5 0.9 8.2 1.34 3.46 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 1 0 0 6 0 3.3 4 4 2 0 71% .364 10.8 10.8 0.0 5.4 2.40 8.10 -0.9 -0.1
2000 WTN AA 6 4 3 59 0 71.3 53 36 85 3 0% .000 6.7 4.5 0.4 10.7 1.25 1.89 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 0 1 0 11 0 11.7 14 6 12 2 43% .353 10.8 4.6 1.5 9.3 1.71 7.71 -1.5 -0.2
2001 Moc Wnt 1 1 0 6 4 22.0 27 13 19 3 0% .000 11.0 5.3 1.2 7.8 1.82 4.50 0.0 0.0
2001 IOW AAA 5 2 4 40 1 51.0 51 18 66 9 0% .000 9.0 3.2 1.6 11.6 1.35 4.06 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 3 3 0 45 1 52.3 53 29 75 6 0% .379 9.1 5.0 1.0 12.9 1.57 4.30 0.0 0.0
2005 CHN MLB 2 2 0 69 0 43.3 32 24 45 6 52% .239 6.6 5.0 1.2 9.3 1.29 2.91 1.7 0.2
2005 IOW AAA 1 0 1 8 0 8.7 4 2 12 2 50% .133 4.1 2.1 2.1 12.4 0.69 4.14 0.3 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 1 1 0 78 0 65.3 51 34 74 6 34% .269 7.0 4.7 0.8 10.2 1.30 4.13 10.0 0.9
2007 IOW AAA 0 0 0 9 0 6.7 7 5 9 0 28% .389 9.4 6.7 0.0 12.1 1.79 2.69 3.6 0.3
2007 CHN MLB 2 4 1 56 0 36.3 42 16 33 3 42% .339 10.4 4.0 0.7 8.2 1.60 4.95 2.7 0.3
2008 ATL MLB 4 1 1 83 0 58.7 51 22 53 3 38% .284 7.8 3.4 0.5 8.1 1.24 3.68 9.9 1.0
2009 ABQ AAA 0 0 0 8 1 7.7 3 3 9 1 50% .133 3.5 3.5 1.2 10.5 0.78 1.17 1.9 0.2
2009 SBR A+ 0 0 0 3 1 2.7 5 1 2 0 55% .455 16.7 3.3 0.0 6.7 2.22 13.33 0.5 0.1
2009 LAN MLB 1 0 1 21 0 12.3 12 8 7 4 26% .229 8.8 5.8 2.9 5.1 1.62 5.84 -1.8 -0.2
2010 BAL MLB 0 0 0 51 0 30.0 30 18 29 3 53% .321 9.0 5.4 0.9 8.7 1.60 3.30 2.9 0.3
2010 FLO MLB 0 2 0 17 0 12.0 10 5 14 1 34% .290 7.5 3.8 0.8 10.5 1.25 3.00 1.7 0.2
2011 CHA MLB 1 3 0 59 0 53.3 53 17 54 8 42% .302 8.9 2.9 1.4 9.1 1.31 4.22 5.9 0.6
2012 GER int 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0% .286 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2012 CHA MLB 0 2 0 32 0 26.7 23 5 13 6 50% .207 7.8 1.7 2.0 4.4 1.05 6.41 -4.9 -0.5
2012 LOU AAA 0 1 0 15 0 11.0 17 10 17 0 38% .531 13.9 8.2 0.0 13.9 2.45 4.09 5.6 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
2008 935 0.5048 0.4358 0.7789 0.6038 0.2635 0.8632 0.5820 0.2211
2009 199 0.4874 0.4121 0.8171 0.6289 0.2059 0.8852 0.6190 0.1829
2010 766 0.4661 0.4426 0.7493 0.6190 0.2885 0.8869 0.4915 0.2478
2011 893 0.4950 0.4776 0.7465 0.6403 0.3171 0.8622 0.5175 0.2535
2012 397 0.5164 0.4484 0.8034 0.6049 0.2813 0.8790 0.6296 0.1966
Career31900.49310.44920.76820.61940.28310.87190.55040.2311

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-27 2013-03-05 Camp 6 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2009-05-28 2009-10-22 60-DL 147 114 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement - AC Joint 2009-09-27
2003-03-28 2003-10-16 60-DL 202 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-01-25
2003-01-25 2003-01-25 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-01-25 -
2002-03-31 2002-09-30 60-DL 183 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-01-16
2002-01-16 2002-01-16 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-01-16 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 WAS $
2012 CHA $2,500,000
2011 CHA $1,500,000
2010 BAL $1,350,000
2009 LAN $1,550,000
2008 ATL $1,600,000
2007 CHN $900,000
2006 CHN $610,000
2003 BAL $305,000
2002 BAL $203,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$10,518,500
9 yrTotal$10,518,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 118 dDan Horwits1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/10/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/9/13.
  • 2 years/$4M (2011-12). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/10/11. 11:$1.5M, 12:$2.5M. DFA by White Sox 6/28/12. Released 7/3/12. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/21/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2010). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/10/10 (minor-league contract, $1.35M in majors). Contract purchased by Baltimore 4/3/10.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2009), plus 2010 club option. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/3/09 (minor-league contract). 09:$1.35M, 10:$2.2M club option, $0.2M buyout. Performance, award bonuses. Contract purchased 4/6/09. LA Dodgers declined option 10/16/09.
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2007-08). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration). 07:$0.9M, 08:$1.6M. Performance and award bonuses. Optioned to Triple-A 8/7/07. Recalled 9/1/07. Acquired in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.61M (2006). Re-signed 2/06 (avoided arbitration, $0.775M-$0.5M).
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 10/04. Recalled 4/05.
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2003).

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 3.9 1.7 2.2 72 0 55.3 42 16 50 5 .267 1.05 2.92 3.18 10.4 1.1
80o 3.4 1.4 1.9 64 0 48.7 40 15 44 5 .283 1.14 3.32 3.61 6.5 0.7
70o 3 1.2 1.6 58 0 44.1 38 15 40 5 .294 1.20 3.62 3.94 4.1 0.4
60o 2.7 1.1 1.4 53 0 40.2 37 14 36 5 .304 1.26 3.88 4.22 2.3 0.2
50o 2.4 0.9 1.3 48 0 36.7 35 13 33 4 .314 1.31 4.12 4.48 0.9 0.1
40o 2.2 0.8 1.1 44 0 33.3 33 13 30 4 .323 1.37 4.37 4.75 -0.3 -0.0
30o 1.9 0.7 1 39 0 29.7 31 12 27 4 .333 1.43 4.64 5.04 -1.3 -0.1
20o 1.6 0.6 0.8 33 0 25.6 28 11 23 4 .345 1.51 4.96 5.39 -2.2 -0.2
10o 1.2 0.4 0.6 26 0 20.2 24 9 18 3 .361 1.61 5.42 5.89 -3.0 -0.3
Weighted Mean2.40.91.347035.93413324.3111.304.094.441.10.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 33% 18% 6% 62%

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
20153731155042441734642.3171.454.995.429.43.67.31.3-0.2
20163831154041421635642.3201.404.775.189.13.57.61.3-0.1
20173931152040401532542.3151.394.725.139.13.47.31.1-0.1
20184031154041431633542.3241.444.805.229.43.57.21.1-0.1
20194121150039411430542.3231.424.865.289.53.37.01.2-0.1
20204221147036381327542.3231.434.925.359.63.36.81.3-0.2
20214321141032341223442.3241.455.005.439.73.46.51.1-0.2
20224421143033361224542.3251.445.035.479.73.26.51.4-0.2
20234521143033361223542.3261.475.095.539.93.36.31.4-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.16.40.72.50.1out of baseball15.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Tim Byrdak 2010 3.72
2 88 Justin Speier 2010 0.00 DNP
3 87 Dennis Cook 1999 3.86
4 87 Keith Foulke 2009 0.00 DNP
5 87 Jeff Montgomery 1998 5.62
6 86 Steve Hamilton 1971 3.02
7 86 Paul Assenmacher 1997 3.12
8 86 Dave Veres 2003 4.68
9 86 Dan Miceli 2007 0.00 DNP
10 85 Barney Schultz 1963 3.73
11 85 Billy Taylor 1998 4.56
12 85 Todd Worrell 1996 3.99
13 85 Mike Stanton 2003 4.96
14 85 Kyle Farnsworth 2012 4.33
15 85 Moe Drabowsky 1972 3.86
16 85 Armando Benitez 2009 0.00 DNP
17 84 Randy Myers 1999 0.00 DNP
18 84 Guillermo Mota 2010 4.83
19 84 Kazuhiro Sasaki 2004 0.00 DNP
20 84 Kerry Ligtenberg 2007 0.00 DNP
21 84 Tippy Martinez 1986 5.62
22 84 Joe Hoerner 1973 5.62
23 84 Eddie Guardado 2007 7.24
24 84 Larry Andersen 1989 1.95
25 84 Jim Gott 1996 0.00 DNP
26 83 Bobby Tiefenauer 1966 0.00 DNP
27 83 Aurelio Lopez 1985 5.21
28 83 Jesse Flores 1951 0.00 DNP
29 83 Jeff Reardon 1992 3.41
30 83 Lindy McDaniel 1972 3.04
31 83 Dick Drago 1981 5.53
32 83 Rudy Seanez 2005 2.83
33 83 John Hiller 1979 5.45
34 83 Alejandro Pena 1995 5.20
35 82 Greg Swindell 2001 4.53
36 82 Jay Howell 1992 1.74
37 82 Roger Mason 1994 4.50
38 82 Ron Mahay 2007 2.69
39 82 Todd Jones 2004 4.26
40 82 Bruce Sutter 1989 0.00 DNP
41 82 Jim Brewer 1974 3.20
42 81 Doug Henry 2000 4.14
43 81 Ted Wilks 1952 4.50
44 81 Dan Plesac 1998 3.96
45 81 Mike Lincoln 2011 0.00 DNP
46 81 Tony Fossas 1994 4.76
47 81 Roy Face 1964 5.75
48 81 Grant Jackson 1979 3.40
49 81 Gary Lavelle 1985 3.84
50 81 Joel Peralta 2012 3.76
51 81 Steve Farr 1993 4.21
52 81 Juan Berenguer 1991 2.52
53 81 Rich Gossage 1988 4.53
54 80 Lee Smith 1994 3.76
55 80 Shingo Takatsu 2005 5.20
56 80 Rod Beck 2005 0.00 DNP
57 80 Mike Fetters 2001 6.08
58 80 Mike Remlinger 2002 2.38
59 80 Tom Gordon 2004 2.31
60 80 Doug Bair 1986 3.00
61 80 Joe Grzenda 1973 0.00 DNP
62 80 Tug McGraw 1981 2.66
63 80 Mark Guthrie 2002 2.44
64 79 Ed Vosberg 1998 0.00 DNP
65 79 Jesse Orosco 1993 3.97
66 79 Joe Nelson 2011 0.00 DNP
67 79 Rollie Fingers 1983 0.00 DNP
68 79 Stan Williams 1973 0.00 DNP
69 79 John Bale 2010 0.00 DNP
70 79 Bob Wickman 2005 2.47
71 79 Dick Tidrow 1983 5.11
72 79 Tom Henke 1994 3.79
73 79 Mike Maddux 1998 3.88
74 79 Tom Burgmeier 1980 2.73
75 79 Brian Boehringer 2005 0.00 DNP
76 78 Bud Byerly 1957 3.51
77 78 Jose Mesa 2002 3.09
78 78 Rick White 2005 4.80
79 78 Octavio Dotel 2010 4.50
80 78 Danny Cox 1996 0.00 DNP
81 78 Steve Howe 1994 1.80
82 78 Eric Plunk 2000 0.00 DNP
83 78 Scott Sauerbeck 2008 0.00 DNP
84 78 Bob Patterson 1995 3.04
85 78 Doug Jones 1993 4.85
86 78 Trever Miller 2009 2.06
87 78 Joe Borowski 2007 5.35
88 78 Bob Wells 2003 0.00 DNP
89 77 Chris Nichting 2002 4.46
90 77 Stu Miller 1964 3.43
91 77 Curtis Leskanic 2004 5.82
92 77 Tim Stoddard 1989 2.95
93 77 Norm Charlton 1999 5.15
94 77 Steve Reed 2001 3.86
95 77 Buddy Groom 2002 1.60
96 77 Tim Worrell 2004 4.14
97 77 Ramon Hernandez 1977 8.85
98 77 Yoshinori Tateyama 2012 10.06
99 77 Hoyt Wilhelm 1959 2.51
100 77 Tom Ferrick 1951 4.10

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 The Sox went into last season with the dynamic lefty duo of Matt Thornton and Chris Sale already manning the bullpen, but with both tabbed for late-inning duties the club felt it necessary to drop a multi-year contract on long-time LOOGY Will Ohman. To his credit, Ohman performed reasonably in his designated role, with lefties managing a mundane .234/.299/.374 line against him—but with both Thornton and Sale posting dramatically better lines against same-side hitters, not to mention their ability to retire hitters of every stripe, what was the point? Dropping millions on Ohman wasn’t a misallocation of resources on the scale of, say, signing John Turturro to hawk Heineken, or asking Hawk Harrelson to talk more than Steve Stone, but these things add up.
2011 Situational relief, like situational comedy, gets a bit formulaic. You know what Will Ohman is good for and what he'll be asked to do, sort of like the brain cells you've committed to the existence of Jason Alexander. You can be reasonably certain he's not going to be asked to do something he can't, like start, close, or play Heathcliff in a modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights. The nicest thing you can say is that the Marlins traded for him at the deadline as a concession to their being just a half-dozen games out, only to find out that Ohman still needs to be handled with care, as his elbow wore out in September.
2010 A durable LOOGY who averaged 72 games a year from 2005-2008 while holding lefty hitters to .189/.281/.315, Will Ohman was expected to fulfill a similar role in LA; instead he was hit hard, had shoulder and elbow pain, and wound up undergoing surgery to clean up his AC joint in late September.
2009 Ohman turned in another fine year as a LOOGY in 2008, holding southpaws to a .200/.257/.314 line. He also allowed just 17 percent of his inherited runners to score, which became the best mark in the NL after Damaso Marte was traded to the Yankees. A free agent, Ohman is one of the few match-up relievers who deserves a multi-year contract.
2008 The Cubs waited on Ohman for quite a long time, nursing him back to health after an elbow injury cost him essentially all of his 2002 and 2003 seasons. For their trouble they got a pitcher who has limited lefties to a .196/.294/.319 line over the course of his major league career. He's a more reliable LOOGY than Scott Eyre, but it's Eyre who's making the big bucks, and so Ohman was shipped to the Braves in December for live arm Jose Ascanio. The Cubs could miss him more than you'd think.
2007 A designated lefty-killer, and very good at it, Ohman has the added benefit of being competent against right-handers. The Cubs recognized this and expanded his use beyond a strict LOOGY role last year, using him for two innings with some regularity. Ohman was also one of the few guys given the chance to overcome a horrible April (11 runs in 10 outings, including a game in which all five batters he faced came around to score). Where he fits in now, with Eyre still around and Cotts in the picture, is a bit of a pickle.
2006 No matter how many times Ohman`s elbow has gone under the knife, he can still throw 90, and he`s still snapping off a plus slider. He wasn`t perfect in the LOOGY role, though: despite holding lefties overall to .173/.272/.321, he allowed four home runs to the guys he`s supposed to get out, such as Hideki Matsui, Luis Gonzalez, Jim Edmonds. Sure, they`re everyday hitters, but platoon lefty Adam LaRoche did it as well. If he cuts those mistakes, Ohman can be excellent in the role.
2005 The notes that you get in the press box include lines of zeroes for players who are on the 60-day DL. Ohman has been a mainstay in that capacity, stashed on various disabled lists without having thrown a pitch in a competitive game during all of 2002 and 2003. His elbow looks to be fine now, and the Cubs apparently felt the need to get something for all the toner that the Wrigley Field copier had expended on his name, adding him to the 40-man roster in October. It was a questionable decision; Ohman can strike people out, but his command has never been very good, and while he can probably be an adequate second or third lefty out of the bullpen, the same can be said for a lot of minor league free agents, none of whom would have cost the Cubs a prospect in the Rule 5 draft.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Any idea what type of player the Braves are looking for in return for Will Ohman?
(Brent from Raleigh)
Halfway decent prospect. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)96 on the tv gun.....
(Jack from Chicago)
96 on Gameday, which is what I use.

Hearing "very close" on an Angels deal. Kotchman is definitely part of it, but also hearing that none of the Angels top prospects is included in their offer. (Stunner eh?) Will Ohman may be involved as well. All I have now. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneShaun P. (Medway, MA): Jay, I was as surprised as you to see Torre deviate last week with Broxton - and I have no idea how often he did this season or last - but it will take a lot more than a couple of deviations to convince me he's changed. Not saying its not possible, just that I'm incredibly skeptical. Steven, I think he should have pulled Kershaw when he was laboring - but since he didn't, I'm not surprised he left Sherrill in too.

Actually I wasn't surprised at the Broxton move at all. I know he did it twice this year, once in late April (backed by Will Ohman) and once in late August (Sherrill). Plus he brought Broxton in for a 4 or 5 out save several times as well, just as he did with Mariano Rivera in the Bronx. I've said my piece about last night but bullpenwise, there are managers with much less flexibility than Joe. (Jay Jaffe)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Will Ohman threw 3,376 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (76mph) and Change (85mph).