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David Purcey PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
51.0 4.73 1.56 43 2 1 0 -0.2
Birth Date4-22-1982
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
-0.02011
2012
0.12013
-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
2008 TOR 26 12 12 65.0 65.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 6 0 289 67 41 40 9 110 29 29 4 58 5.54 4.70 5.17 6.6 0.6
2009 TOR 27 9 9 48.0 48.0 0.0 1 3 0 0 2 0 223 54 35 33 6 86 30 29 1 39 6.19 5.08 5.37 4.7 0.5
2010 TOR 28 33 0 34.0 0.0 34.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 143 26 16 14 3 42 15 14 0 32 3.71 3.64 3.78 6.3 0.7
2011 DET 29 19 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 1 2 0 1 0 0 93 21 15 15 1 31 20 18 0 12 7.23 5.69 6.13 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK 29 9 0 12.7 0.0 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 9 3 3 1 14 3 3 0 7 2.13 3.69 3.55 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR 29 5 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 3 3 3 0 3 4 4 0 3 11.57 5.63 6.38 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CHA 31 24 0 25.3 0.0 25.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 113 19 7 6 2 32 17 13 2 23 2.13 4.54 4.16 1.1 0.1
Career11121206.0113.093.071312809251991201142231811811071744.984.634.8818.61.8

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
2004 AUB A- 3 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 21 21 94.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 8 8 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NHP AA 16 16 88.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 12 12 51.2 6.64 51 .276 .252 .324 .384 .253 .280 99 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2007 NHP AA 11 11 62.0 4.44 110 .247 .259 .335 .381 .259 .337 107 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2007 SUR Wnt 6 6 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TOR MLB 12 12 65.0 5.17 89 .286 .272 .341 .435 .269 .307 99 6.7 0.7 6.6 0.6
2008 SYR AAA 19 19 117.0 4.39 96 .219 .266 .336 .409 .266 .289 87 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2009 TOR MLB 9 9 48.0 5.37 93 .285 .263 .325 .420 .256 .327 104 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2009 LVG AAA 24 24 139.3 4.91 91 .268 .274 .343 .428 .277 .302 97 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2010 TOR MLB 33 0 34.0 3.78 125 .226 .258 .327 .411 .260 .247 113 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2010 NHP AA 3 0 2.7 4.45 114 .284 .276 .355 .430 .266 .400 113 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 LVG AAA 17 0 18.7 5.24 112 .247 .278 .355 .441 .271 .267 115 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2011 DET MLB 19 0 18.7 6.13 77 .298 .261 .319 .403 .262 .333 112 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK MLB 9 0 12.7 3.55 113 .196 .248 .309 .393 .251 .205 92 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 5 0 2.3 6.38 57 .355 .236 .306 .354 .252 .429 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 TOL AAA 8 0 11.3 3.86 108 .243 .270 .329 .419 .252 .314 94 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 LEH AAA 47 1 57.7 3.94 108 .271 .257 .327 .390 .252 .346 97 6.4 0.6 6.6 0.7
2013 CHA MLB 24 0 25.3 4.16 104 .269 .260 .325 .404 .268 .246 100 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 CHR AAA 26 0 38.7 3.11 127 .221 .254 .328 .385 .254 .289 98 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2014 CHR AAA 12 0 19.7 5.74 87 .271 .260 .328 .392 .251 .291 113 0.2 0.0 0.2 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
2004 AUB A- 1 0 0 3 2 12.0 6 1 13 0 0% .214 4.5 0.8 0.0 9.8 0.58 1.50 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 5 4 0 21 21 94.3 80 56 116 8 0% -.379 7.6 5.3 0.8 11.1 1.44 3.63 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 4 3 0 8 8 43.0 32 25 45 2 0% -.411 6.7 5.2 0.4 9.4 1.33 2.93 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 2 7 0 12 12 51.2 49 38 45 7 53% .280 8.6 6.7 1.2 7.9 1.70 5.45 -4.3 -0.4
2006 NHP AA 4 5 0 16 16 88.0 101 44 81 9 0% .343 10.3 4.5 0.9 8.3 1.65 5.62 0.0 0.0
2007 NHP AA 3 5 0 11 11 62.0 67 16 55 4 43% .337 9.7 2.3 0.6 8.0 1.34 5.37 10.4 1.0
2007 SUR Wnt 1 2 0 6 6 22.0 13 9 25 0 0% .232 5.3 3.7 0.0 10.2 1.00 1.23 0.0 0.0
2008 TOR MLB 3 6 0 12 12 65.0 67 29 58 9 33% .307 9.3 4.0 1.2 8.0 1.48 5.54 6.6 0.6
2008 SYR AAA 8 6 0 19 19 117.0 97 34 121 8 45% .289 7.5 2.6 0.6 9.3 1.12 2.69 5.9 0.6
2009 LVG AAA 9 6 0 24 24 139.3 132 78 109 7 43% .302 8.5 5.0 0.5 7.0 1.51 4.46 10.4 1.0
2009 TOR MLB 1 3 0 9 9 48.0 54 30 39 6 33% .327 10.1 5.6 1.1 7.3 1.75 6.19 4.7 0.5
2010 LVG AAA 2 1 0 17 0 18.7 14 15 23 2 36% .267 6.7 7.2 1.0 11.1 1.55 3.37 3.2 0.3
2010 NHP AA 0 1 0 3 0 2.7 3 1 5 1 33% .400 10.0 3.3 3.3 16.7 1.48 13.33 0.4 0.0
2010 TOR MLB 1 1 1 33 0 34.0 26 15 32 3 31% .247 6.9 4.0 0.8 8.5 1.21 3.71 6.3 0.7
2011 TOL AAA 0 0 0 8 0 11.3 11 5 7 0 49% .314 8.7 4.0 0.0 5.6 1.41 2.38 0.9 0.1
2011 DET MLB 1 2 0 19 0 18.7 21 20 12 1 49% .333 10.1 9.6 0.5 5.8 2.20 7.23 -0.8 -0.1
2011 OAK MLB 0 0 0 9 0 12.7 9 3 7 1 35% .205 6.4 2.1 0.7 5.0 0.95 2.13 1.4 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 0 0 0 5 0 2.3 3 4 3 0 43% .429 11.6 15.4 0.0 11.6 3.00 11.57 -0.6 -0.1
2012 LEH AAA 1 4 0 47 1 57.7 57 33 63 2 37% .346 8.9 5.2 0.3 9.8 1.56 4.37 6.6 0.7
2013 CHR AAA 0 2 3 26 0 38.7 30 12 43 2 42% .289 7.0 2.8 0.5 10.0 1.09 3.03 8.2 0.8
2013 CHA MLB 1 1 0 24 0 25.3 19 17 23 2 42% .246 6.8 6.0 0.7 8.2 1.42 2.13 1.1 0.1
2014 CHR AAA 0 2 2 12 0 19.7 19 14 15 3 43% .291 8.7 6.4 1.4 6.9 1.68 4.58 0.2 0.0

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 1096 0.5100 0.4471 0.7898 0.6565 0.2291 0.8501 0.6098 0.2102
2009 875 0.5063 0.4469 0.8286 0.6569 0.2315 0.8729 0.7000 0.1714
2010 611 0.5155 0.4943 0.7781 0.6889 0.2872 0.7972 0.7294 0.2219
2011 673 0.4889 0.4339 0.8562 0.6413 0.2355 0.9147 0.7037 0.1438
2013 455 0.4879 0.4396 0.7700 0.6396 0.2489 0.8803 0.5000 0.2300
Career37100.50350.45150.80660.65710.24280.86220.65430.1934

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-21 2013-09-30 DTD 9 9 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2010-08-12 2010-09-01 15-DL 20 19 Right Foot Sprain -
2007-06-15 2007-09-04 Minors 81 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CHA $
2012 PHI $
2011 TOR $436,400
2009 TOR $403,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$840,100
2 yrTotal$840,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 133 dSteve Hilliard1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago White Sox 5/12/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/18/13. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4364M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 2/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade 4/18/11 after being DFA by Toronto 4/12/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Oakland 5/27/11. DFA by Detroit 8/2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4037M (2009). Re-signed 2/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07.
  • Drafted 2004 (1-16) (Oklahoma). Signed 7/04, $1.6M 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 3.1 1.3 0.3 59 0 67.9 54 32 58 6 .253 1.27 3.47 3.77 8.1 0.8
80o 2.7 1.1 0.2 54 0 62.0 53 32 53 6 .267 1.36 3.89 4.22 4.1 0.4
70o 2.5 1 0.2 50 0 57.8 52 31 49 6 .277 1.43 4.19 4.56 1.5 0.2
60o 2.3 0.9 0.2 47 0 54.3 51 31 46 5 .286 1.50 4.46 4.85 -0.4 -0.0
50o 2.2 0.8 0.2 44 0 51.1 50 30 43 5 .294 1.56 4.72 5.13 -2.0 -0.2
40o 2 0.7 0.1 41 0 48.0 49 29 41 5 .302 1.62 4.98 5.41 -3.4 -0.3
30o 1.8 0.6 0.1 39 0 44.8 47 28 38 5 .311 1.69 5.26 5.72 -4.8 -0.5
20o 1.6 0.5 0.1 35 0 41.1 45 27 35 5 .321 1.77 5.60 6.08 -6.0 -0.6
10o 1.4 0.4 0.1 31 0 36.1 43 26 31 5 .335 1.89 6.08 6.61 -7.4 -0.8
Weighted Mean2.10.80.244050.64929435.2921.544.685.09-1.7-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 22% 10% 19% 41%

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
20153321041047452842540.2941.544.524.918.65.38.01.00.0
20163421039045432540540.2911.504.584.988.55.07.91.0-0.0
20173521031035342033440.2941.534.605.008.75.18.41.0-0.0
20183621031036352033440.2961.514.514.918.75.08.21.00.0
20193711030034331930440.2961.534.524.928.75.07.91.10.0
20203811029033321829440.2971.524.635.038.74.97.91.1-0.0
20213910028032321828440.2971.554.675.078.95.07.81.1-0.0
20224011029033331828440.2941.534.675.078.94.97.61.1-0.0
20234110028032321727440.2941.534.725.139.04.87.61.1-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.41.35.14.10.51.916.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 83 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
2 83 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
3 83 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
4 82 Clay Rapada 2013 0.00
5 81 D.J. Carrasco 2009 4.05
6 80 Randy Choate 2008 0.00 DNP
7 80 Randy Flores 2008 5.61
8 79 Jeff Bennett 2012 0.00 DNP
9 79 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
10 79 John Parrish 2010 3.00
11 79 Chris Schroder 2011 0.00 DNP
12 78 Jeff Fulchino 2012 0.00 DNP
13 78 Pat Neshek 2013 3.57
14 78 Josh Kinney 2011 6.62
15 78 Micah Bowie 2007 4.71
16 77 Jason Grilli 2009 5.32
17 77 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
18 77 Chad Durbin 2010 3.67
19 77 Chad Paronto 2008 4.35
20 77 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
21 77 Javier Lopez 2010 2.65
22 76 Sean White 2013 0.00 DNP
23 76 Willie Eyre 2011 3.44
24 76 Matt Thornton 2009 2.74
25 75 Seth McClung 2013 0.00 DNP
26 75 Mike Koplove 2009 0.00 DNP
27 75 Chris Jakubauskas 2011 5.72
28 75 Justin Hampson 2012 3.60
29 75 Dale Thayer 2013 3.60
30 75 Bobby Korecky 2012 18.00
31 75 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
32 75 Rich Hill 2012 1.83
33 74 Justin Lehr 2010 0.00 DNP
34 74 Scott Downs 2008 1.91
35 74 Gabe DeHoyos 2012 0.00 DNP
36 74 Victor Marte 2013 6.00
37 74 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
38 74 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
39 74 Nate Bump 2009 0.00 DNP
40 73 Daniel Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
41 73 John Maine 2013 12.27
42 73 Joe Nathan 2007 2.01
43 73 Vinnie Chulk 2011 0.00 DNP
44 73 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
45 73 Scott Strickland 2008 0.00 DNP
46 73 Brian Tallet 2010 6.87
47 73 Doug Slaten 2012 2.77
48 73 Scott Atchison 2008 0.00 DNP
49 72 Jared Burton 2013 3.95
50 72 Mitch Stetter 2013 0.00 DNP
51 72 Lindsay Gulin 2009 0.00 DNP
52 71 Bobby Cramer 2012 0.00 DNP
53 71 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
54 71 Joe Bateman 2012 0.00 DNP
55 71 Brian Stokes 2012 0.00 DNP
56 71 Roy Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
57 71 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
58 71 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
59 71 Jaret Wright 2008 0.00 DNP
60 71 Jim Brosnan 1962 3.76 DNP
61 71 Jeff Fassero 1995 4.86
62 71 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
63 71 Jason Stanford 2009 0.00 DNP
64 71 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
65 70 Ryota Igarashi 2011 5.12
66 70 Saul Rivera 2010 22.09
67 70 Willie Collazo 2012 0.00 DNP
68 70 J.C. Romero 2008 2.75
69 70 Royce Ring 2013 0.00 DNP
70 70 Tom Gordon 2000 0.00 DNP
71 70 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
72 70 Kiko Calero 2007 5.75
73 70 Terry Adams 2005 12.82
74 70 Bob Veale 1968 2.57
75 70 Jose Mesa 1998 5.31
76 70 Scott Munter 2012 0.00 DNP
77 70 Victor Zambrano 2008 0.00 DNP
78 70 Hank Aguirre 1963 3.83
79 70 Jeremy Affeldt 2011 3.21
80 70 Jim Mecir 2002 4.79
81 70 Mike Adams 2011 1.59
82 70 Chris Gissell 2010 0.00 DNP
83 70 Juan Rincon 2011 0.00 DNP
84 69 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2013 4.89
85 69 Jason Bulger 2011 3.86
86 69 Wes Obermueller 2009 0.00 DNP
87 69 Andy McGaffigan 1989 4.80
88 69 Tim Hamulack 2009 0.00 DNP
89 69 Mike Marshall 1975 3.79 DNP
90 69 Hoyt Wilhelm 1955 4.75
91 69 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
92 69 Brandon Puffer 2008 0.00 DNP
93 69 Dan Kolb 2007 9.00
94 69 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP
95 69 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
96 69 Jason Christiansen 2002 5.40
97 69 Ryan Drese 2008 0.00 DNP
98 69 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
99 69 Joe Beimel 2009 3.90
100 69 Bret Prinz 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .224 .331 .340 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .230 .361 .387 .268
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.029 -.048 -.008
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .205 .315 .364 .258
31 vs R (2013) .213 .362 .340 .259
38 Split (2013) -.008 -.047 .023 -.001
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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).
2012 A former first-round pick, David Purcey bounced from the Jays to the A’s to the Tigers last year before being designated for assignment and ultimately outrighted to Toledo. The big lefty throws hard but has long treated the strike zone like a DMZ, and last year walked more men than he whiffed.
2011 Purcey got a chance to pitch relatively important innings this season, and he did not disappoint; in fact, the bullpen seems like where his stuff always belonged. He’s not a low-stress fireman, however, as he has a tendency to load the bases before working his way out of a jam. Purcey is a big guy with a big fastball, and a former first-round pick to boot, so he shouldn’t lack chances to assume the Blue Jays' set-up role in 2011. To take the next step forward, he needs to refine his slider further; it’s his only weapon besides the heater, and even in 2010, he couldn’t reliably throw it for strikes.
2010 The 16th overall pick in 2004 out of the University of Oklahoma, Purcey has been a source of constant frustration for the Jays. After appearing to finally get his act together in 2008, the big lefty opened the 2009 season in the major-league rotation but didn’t survive April and didn’t return to the big club until mid-September. In between, he failed to impress with the Jays’ Triple-A team, which had relocated from Syracuse to the hitting-friendly Las Vegas, and perhaps most problematically returned to his pre-2008 wildness, walking five men per nine innings. Purcey’s a lefty who can throw in the mid-90s, and the Jays rotation is built out of popsicle sticks and chewing gum, but even then, he’ll be 28 in April, and his mechanics are inconsistent. As far as other applications, he’s too often behind in the count, and he lacks a relief-friendly platoon split. Unless he makes a big leap forward, Purcey seems like a long shot to get an extended second audition.
2009 The Jays’ first-round pick out of the University of Oklahoma back in 2004, Purcey is a big, solidly-built lefty who can throw in the mid-90s. He cracked the big leagues last year after finally getting his walks under control, first at Double-A in 2007, and then again at Syracuse last year to prove he could keep it up. The latter stint represents Purcey’s best showing as a pro. After an ugly spot-start debut, Purcey’s results in his later ten-start stint were mixed, but he delivered 2.8 BB/9 while striking out 8.6, peripherals which suggest he was pitching better than his 3-5 record and 4.84 ERA. Given the injuries to Marcum and McGowan, he’ll enter spring training with a rotation spot sewn up.
2008 This monstrous lefty was making strides in harnessing his stuff when a strained elbow set him down for the year. The former first-round pick is now 26 and has made just a dozen appearances above Double-A. For the Jays, it's more about whether Purcey can build some trade value that they can leverage at the deadline, rather than if he'll eventually help them on the field. His size, velocity, and handedness mean that he'll always have backers.
2007 The Blue Jays tried to get David Purcey to dial down a bit and concentrate on throwing strikes, but all that happened was that his strikeout rate went down while his command problems remained stubbornly intact. He`s a huge guy who is prone to mechanical inconsistencies, so the next step may be to send him to the bullpen, let him go full throttle for short-inning bursts, and see what happens.
2006 One of the riskier college pitchers of late, Purcey is a huge southpaw who has gotten by with a low- to mid-90s fastball for most of his career. He`s working on mastering an overhand curve, but more basically, he`s trying to iron out some mechanical questions. There`s a lot of potential here, especially if he can find a pitching coach with whom he works well. His raw power is unquestionable, but like Perkins, he would go a long way by developing some consistent command.
2005 As they've done in all three seasons under Ricciardi, the Jays took a college player with their #1 pick. That's a reflection of the player-acquisition personnel more so than any Ricciardi directive: The draft is largely run by staff. Purcey is a big guy—6'5", 240—out of the University of Oklahoma. He gets his fastball up as high as 95 mph, and brings it with what are described as good mechanics. We won't know anything until he gets to Double-A.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Adam Lind and David Purcey for Bay deal workout well for both teams? Wouldn't Lind project as a lefthanded Bay with a little less power in his prime?
(Taylor from Toronto)
I think the Pirates would want some higher-end guys than Lind and Purcey. I don't think Lind is in Bay's class and Purcey doesn't excite me. (John Perrotto)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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David Purcey has thrown 3,787 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).