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Vinnie Pestano PYankees

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date2-20-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.82012
-0.12013
0.22014
-0.12015
0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CLE MLB 5 0 5.0 4 5 8 0 .245 111 7.2 9.0 0.0 14.4 30% .400 .233 1.80 2.85 3.60 97 4.27 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 67 0 62.0 41 24 84 5 .265 102 6.0 3.5 0.7 12.2 40% .269 .209 1.05 2.71 2.32 68 2.40 1.7
2012 CLE MLB 70 0 70.0 53 24 76 7 .264 99 6.8 3.1 0.9 9.8 41% .263 .237 1.10 3.38 2.57 82 2.59 1.8
2013 CLE MLB 37 0 35.3 37 21 37 6 .266 98 9.4 5.3 1.5 9.4 36% .330 .305 1.64 5.06 4.08 112 4.81 -0.1
2014 ANA 0 12 0 9.7 5 4 13 1 .254 99 4.7 3.7 0.9 12.1 33% .200 .201 0.93 3.06 0.93 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CLE 0 13 0 9.0 13 1 13 2 .255 100 13.0 1.0 2.0 13.0 38% .458 .347 1.56 3.49 5.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 ANA MLB 19 0 11.7 15 8 13 3 .270 99 11.6 6.2 2.3 10.0 24% .343 .359 1.97 6.53 5.40 116 5.64 -0.1
2014 TOT MLB 25 0 18.7 18 5 26 3 .255 99 8.7 2.4 1.4 12.5 36% .341 .276 1.23 3.27 2.89 86 3.41 0.2
CareerMLB2230202.71688724424.2641007.53.91.110.838%.293.2531.263.622.98873.213.6

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 MHV A- 21 0 22.7 17 7 27 5 .258 106 6.7 2.8 2.0 10.7 54% .222 .230 1.06 5.12 3.57
2008 LKC A 29 0 29.0 25 13 23 1 .256 102 7.8 4.0 0.3 7.1 61% .279 .251 1.31 3.98 1.55
2008 KIN A+ 25 0 27.0 23 11 27 1 .263 98 7.7 3.7 0.3 9.0 56% .278 .231 1.26 3.38 4.00
2009 AKR AA 34 0 34.7 30 13 31 2 .263 97 7.8 3.4 0.5 8.0 50% .283 .234 1.24 3.40 2.85
2009 PES Wnt 4 0 3.7 5 4 5 1 .000 12.2 9.7 2.4 12.2 0% .400 .000 2.43 8.29 7.30
2010 CLE MLB 5 0 5.0 4 5 8 0 .245 111 7.2 9.0 0.0 14.4 30% .400 .233 1.80 2.85 3.60
2010 AKR AA 14 0 13.3 12 2 18 1 .256 107 8.1 1.4 0.7 12.2 47% .333 .227 1.05 2.08 2.71
2010 COH AAA 43 0 46.3 35 14 59 1 .256 108 6.8 2.7 0.2 11.5 54% .297 .181 1.06 2.00 1.56
2011 CLE MLB 67 0 62.0 41 24 84 5 .265 102 6.0 3.5 0.7 12.2 40% .269 .209 1.05 2.71 2.32
2012 CLE MLB 70 0 70.0 53 24 76 7 .264 99 6.8 3.1 0.9 9.8 41% .263 .237 1.10 3.38 2.57
2013 CLE MLB 37 0 35.3 37 21 37 6 .266 98 9.4 5.3 1.5 9.4 36% .330 .305 1.64 5.06 4.08
2013 LKC A 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 .247 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .000 .012 0.00 1.34 0.00
2013 COH AAA 14 0 13.7 13 4 13 0 .250 101 8.6 2.6 0.0 8.6 38% .351 .225 1.24 2.40 3.29
2013 USA int 3 0 2.0 3 2 2 0 .000 13.5 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .429 .000 2.50 4.40 9.00
2014 ANA MLB 12 0 9.7 5 4 13 1 .254 99 4.7 3.7 0.9 12.1 33% .200 .201 0.93 3.06 0.93
2014 CLE MLB 13 0 9.0 13 1 13 2 .255 100 13.0 1.0 2.0 13.0 38% .458 .347 1.56 3.49 5.00
2014 COH AAA 32 0 30.3 23 12 37 0 .254 108 6.8 3.6 0.0 11.0 37% .303 .211 1.15 2.20 1.78
2014 SLC AAA 6 0 8.0 7 4 12 1 .283 105 7.9 4.5 1.1 13.5 50% .316 .270 1.38 4.20 2.25
2015 ANA MLB 19 0 11.7 15 8 13 3 .270 99 11.6 6.2 2.3 10.0 24% .343 .359 1.97 6.53 5.40
2015 SLC AAA 35 0 34.3 18 8 42 1 .276 112 4.7 2.1 0.3 11.0 35% .224 .180 0.76 2.58 2.10
2016 SWB AAA 8 0 10.7 8 1 16 0 .252 6.8 0.8 0.0 13.5 38% .333 .186 0.84 0.71 3.38

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
2010 101 0.4554 0.4356 0.5909 0.5870 0.3091 0.5556 0.6471 0.4091
2011 979 0.4862 0.4831 0.6364 0.6282 0.3459 0.7191 0.4943 0.3636
2012 1200 0.5158 0.4825 0.7478 0.6333 0.3219 0.8010 0.6364 0.2522
2013 660 0.4909 0.4455 0.7279 0.6080 0.2887 0.8223 0.5361 0.2721
2014 324 0.5432 0.5154 0.7066 0.6875 0.3108 0.7355 0.6304 0.2934
2015 242 0.4793 0.4835 0.7009 0.6983 0.2857 0.8025 0.4722 0.2991
Career35060.50110.47750.70140.63530.31850.76910.56630.2986

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-01 2013-05-17 15-DL 16 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-06-02 2011-06-11 DTD 9 8 Low Back Tightness -
2009-07-10 2009-09-20 Minors 72 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2006-07-21 2006-07-21 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2006-07-21

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYA $
2015 ANA $1,150,000
2014 CLE $975,000
2013 CLE $501,000
2012 CLE $491,200
2011 CLE $414,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,531,300
5 yrTotal$3,531,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 118 dPSI Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 11/10/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by LA Angels 7/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/15. Elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2014). Lost arbitration with Cleveland 2/8/14 ($1.45M-$0.975M). Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Cleveland 8/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2013). Renewed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4912M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4141M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/23/10.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2006 (20-611) (Cal-State Fullerton).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .324 .397 .524 .329
11 vs R (Multi) .209 .300 .389 .272
18 Split (Multi) .115 .096 .135 .058
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .375 .474 .500 .342
31 vs R (2015) .273 .366 .576 .366
38 Split (2015) .102 .108 -.076 -.024
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Mike Clevinger make an impact with the Indians this year?
(Sean99 from Chicago)
I'm very happy that someone mentioned Mike Clevinger in this chat. Similarly happy that Brendan Gawlowski wrote him up in today's Monday Morning 10 Pack.

Clevinger left scout sections abuzz in big league Cactus games before being sent back to minor league camp--more than one scout called him the 'step-forward' prospect of the Spring.

I wrote him up here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28681

Today, as I mentioned, Brendan wrote him up here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28750

So I won't belabor this question. However, I really like Clevinger, I see a chance power-oriented #4 starter for a contender (which is really saying he's a #3 in most cases, I'm nit-picking)...and the only reason I can't see him really being a part of Cleveland's rotation at some point this year is because their rotation is already so deep. The other reason would be if Clevinger's past issues with health and durability rear their heads.

Really great question, a great 'hideout' prospect, a guy that Indians fans should really appreciate--great work by the Pro Scouting staff in Cleveland to get this guy for Vinnie Pestano. Vinnie Pestano? Man. (Adam McInturff)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely Gratuitous 4-Team Blockbuster Trade Proposal: -Mets send R.A. Dickey to Red Sox, send Lucas Duda + Domingo Tapia to Indians & send Wilmer Flores to Diamondbacks -Red Sox send Archie Bradley + Anthony Ranaudo to Indians -Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera to Diamondbacks & send Shin-Soo Choo + Vinnie Pestano to Mets -Diamondbacks send Justin Upton to Mets Care to offer gratuitous thoughts?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Math makes my head hurt (Ian Miller)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)One last question and I know it may be early for this one... Any hitters or pitchers you like a breakout candidates next year?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hm, I like the look of Jerome Williams in a small sample this year. I think Fister and McCarthy may be the real deal, though they're not exactly breakout candidates any more. I like Brian Duensing coming into this season, and still do.

Dave Robertson and Kenley Jansen are two names that will surprise no one, but they could end up in bigger roles. In that vein, Greg Holland for the Royals, Vinnie Pestano for the Indians. And in the this-guys-stuff-intrigues-me-but-his-wildness-scares-me category, plus he has a cool name: Fautino de los Santos. (Mike Fast)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Vinnie Pestano threw 3,739 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph).