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Portrait of Jose Quintana

Jose Quintana PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
168.0 3.82 1.29 125 7 11 0 1.6
Birth Date1-24-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2010
2011
1.12012
2.72013
6.12014
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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
2012 CHA 23 25 22 136.3 129.3 7.0 6 6 0 0 10 0 568 142 62 57 14 218 42 38 3 81 3.76 4.18 4.89 10.2 1.1
2013 CHA 24 33 33 200.0 200.0 0.0 9 7 0 0 17 2 832 188 83 78 23 301 56 54 5 164 3.51 3.85 3.93 25.0 2.7
2014 CHA 25 32 32 200.3 200.3 0.0 9 11 0 0 21 2 830 197 87 74 10 274 52 49 2 178 3.32 2.84 3.16 40.2 4.5
Career9087536.7529.77.0242400484223052723220947793150141104233.503.563.8775.48.2

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
2006 VME Rk 3 0 5.0 10.48 -63 .373 .280 .381 .379 .292 .400 86 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2008 DY2 Rk 15 12 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CSC A 5 3 15.3 7.63 7 .263 .258 .330 .369 .262 .227 88 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2010 YAN Rk 15 0 23.3 4.27 103 .195 .238 .294 .339 .245 .259 103 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2011 TAM A+ 30 12 102.0 4.39 111 .216 .262 .323 .382 .253 .289 103 13.1 1.3 13.1 1.3
2012 CHA MLB 25 22 136.3 4.89 96 .254 .260 .318 .409 .260 .299 106 9.6 1.0 10.2 1.1
2012 BIR AA 9 9 48.7 3.33 120 .239 .255 .337 .381 .263 .300 94 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2013 CHA MLB 33 33 200.0 3.93 108 .257 .256 .319 .405 .268 .283 99 24.9 2.7 25.0 2.7
2014 CHA MLB 32 32 200.3 3.16 126 .245 .256 .314 .393 .261 .318 103 40.0 4.4 40.2 4.5

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 VME Rk 0 1 0 3 0 5.0 6 8 5 0 40% .400 10.8 14.4 0.0 9.0 2.80 9.00 -3.0 -0.3
2008 DY2 Rk 3 2 0 15 12 55.0 36 24 76 0 0% .305 5.9 3.9 0.0 12.4 1.09 1.96 0.0 0.0
2010 YAN Rk 3 1 1 15 0 23.3 14 8 32 0 61% .259 5.4 3.1 0.0 12.4 0.94 2.32 2.3 0.2
2010 CSC A 0 1 0 5 3 15.3 11 10 12 1 62% .227 6.5 5.9 0.6 7.1 1.37 4.71 -4.0 -0.4
2011 TAM A+ 10 2 1 30 12 102.0 86 28 88 5 49% .289 7.6 2.5 0.4 7.8 1.12 2.91 13.1 1.3
2012 CHA MLB 6 6 0 25 22 136.3 142 42 81 14 50% .299 9.4 2.8 0.9 5.3 1.35 3.76 10.2 1.1
2012 BIR AA 1 3 0 9 9 48.7 43 14 41 1 55% .300 8.0 2.6 0.2 7.6 1.17 2.77 8.7 0.9
2013 CHA MLB 9 7 0 33 33 200.0 188 56 164 23 44% .283 8.5 2.5 1.0 7.4 1.22 3.51 25.0 2.7
2014 CHA MLB 9 11 0 32 32 200.3 197 52 178 10 47% .318 8.9 2.3 0.4 8.0 1.24 3.32 40.2 4.5

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
2012 2152 0.5191 0.4635 0.8195 0.6589 0.2522 0.8886 0.6245 0.1805
2013 3326 0.5015 0.4576 0.8049 0.6385 0.2756 0.8742 0.6433 0.1945
2014 3331 0.4821 0.4465 0.8108 0.6283 0.2759 0.8920 0.6387 0.1879
Career88090.49850.45480.81070.63960.270.88440.6370.1886

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-09 2014-03-13 Camp 4 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball Shin - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 CHA $
2019 CHA $1,000,000
2018 CHA $8,350,000
2017 CHA $6,000,000
2016 CHA $3,800,000
2015 CHA $1,000,000
2014 CHA $850,000
2013 CHA $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$500,000
2011Current$850,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,350,000
5 yrFuture$20,150,000
8 yrTotal$21,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 133 dMelvin Roman5 years/$21M (2014-18), 2019-20 options

Details
  • 5 years/$21M (2014-18), plus 2019-20 club options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/23/14, replacing 1 year/$0.55M deal signed 3/1/14. 14:$0.85M, 15:$1M, 16:$3.8M, 17:$6M, 18:$8.35M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout). If eligible for arbitration as a Super 2 after 2014 season, salaries increase to $3.4M in 2015, $5.4M in 2016, $7M in 2017, $8.85M in 2018. 2020 option increases to $14M with Cy Young award in 2014-19 or $13M with second- or third-place finish in Cy Young vote in 2014-19.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11.
  • Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 2007. Placed on restricted list by NY Mets 5/07. Released by NY Mets 7/07.
  • Signed by NY Mets 2006 as an amateur free agent from Colombia.

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 11.1 9.2 0 31 31 195.6 169 49 144 19 .262 1.11 3.01 3.27 37.9 3.9
80o 10.8 9.7 0 31 31 189.0 172 50 139 19 .272 1.18 3.32 3.61 30.2 3.1
70o 10.6 10.1 0 31 31 184.3 175 50 136 20 .280 1.22 3.55 3.86 24.8 2.5
60o 10.4 10.5 0 31 31 180.4 176 51 133 20 .286 1.26 3.75 4.08 20.1 2.0
50o 10.2 10.8 0 31 31 176.7 178 51 130 20 .292 1.30 3.94 4.29 15.7 1.6
40o 10 11.1 0 31 31 173.1 180 52 128 20 .298 1.34 4.13 4.49 11.6 1.2
30o 9.8 11.5 0 31 31 169.3 181 52 125 20 .304 1.38 4.34 4.71 7.1 0.7
20o 9.5 11.9 0 31 31 164.8 183 53 122 21 .312 1.43 4.58 4.98 1.8 0.2
10o 9.1 12.5 0 31 31 158.8 185 53 117 21 .323 1.50 4.92 5.35 -5.1 -0.5
Weighted Mean10.210.803131176.81775113020.2911.293.934.2716.11.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
27% 58% 15% 10% 98%

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
20152610903030185181461462147.2901.233.663.988.82.27.11.02.2
20162710802727161151371321647.2861.173.263.548.42.17.40.92.9
2017288702323133132301051447.2951.223.573.888.92.07.10.91.8
2018299802525146146321151747.2951.223.684.009.02.07.11.11.8
2019308702222132125291041447.2851.173.323.618.52.07.11.02.3
202031770212112212227951447.2911.223.633.959.02.07.01.01.6
202132760191911211324861347.2941.233.724.049.11.96.91.01.3
202233660181810510522801347.2921.213.684.009.01.96.91.11.3
2023345501515909219681147.2951.233.824.169.21.96.81.10.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
53.449.143.420.428.411.9194.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Jesse Litsch 2010 5.79
2 89 Tom Gorzelanny 2008 6.75
3 89 Jon Lester 2009 3.54
4 88 Matt Garza 2009 4.12
5 87 Josh Johnson 2009 3.32
6 86 Mike Pelfrey 2009 5.47
7 85 John Lannan 2010 5.15
8 85 David Price 2011 3.73
9 84 Anibal Sanchez 2009 4.08
10 84 Daniel Hudson 2012 7.35
11 83 Dana Eveland 2009 7.98
12 83 Dontrelle Willis 2007 5.74
13 83 Jaime Garcia 2012 4.29
14 83 Andrew Miller 2010 9.37
15 82 Rich Harden 2007 2.45
16 82 Jair Jurrjens 2011 3.08
17 82 Sean Gallagher 2011 0.00 DNP
18 82 Jered Weaver 2008 4.48
19 81 Mat Latos 2013 3.50
20 81 Trevor Cahill 2013 4.30
21 81 Chris Volstad 2012 6.55
22 81 Aaron Laffey 2010 4.85
23 81 Tommy Hunter 2012 5.66
24 80 Phil Hughes 2011 5.79
25 80 Don Newcombe 1951 3.81
26 80 Ubaldo Jimenez 2009 3.59
27 80 Justin Masterson 2010 5.35
28 80 Brett Cecil 2012 5.87
29 80 Zach Duke 2008 5.35
30 80 Jon Matlack 1975 4.13 DNP
31 80 Sean Marshall 2008 3.99
32 80 Tommy Hanson 2012 4.90
33 79 Homer Bailey 2011 4.64
34 79 Jeremy Sowers 2008 6.25
35 79 Vida Blue 1975 3.33 DNP
36 79 Clay Buchholz 2010 2.85
37 79 Wade Davis 2011 4.70
38 79 Chad Billingsley 2010 3.80
39 79 Matt Capps 2009 5.96
40 79 Dwight Gooden 1990 4.10
41 79 Cal Eldred 1993 4.15
42 78 Brad Bergesen 2011 6.50
43 78 Justin Thompson 1998 4.62
44 78 Vin Mazzaro 2012 5.93
45 78 Jerome Williams 2007 7.80
46 78 Alex Cobb 2013 2.89
47 78 Mark Buehrle 2004 4.37
48 78 Dean Chance 1966 3.92
49 77 Curt Simmons 1954 3.80
50 77 Ivan Nova 2012 5.23
51 77 Erik Hanson 1990 3.36
52 77 Joel Pineiro 2004 4.93
53 77 Brandon McCarthy 2009 5.09
54 77 Brett Anderson 2013 6.45
55 77 Luke Hochevar 2009 6.86
56 77 Matt Morris 2000 3.74
57 77 Edwin Jackson 2009 3.83
58 77 Travis Wood 2012 4.62
59 77 Steve Rogers 1975 3.72 DNP
60 77 Jose Rosado 2000 5.86
61 77 Matt Harrison 2011 3.83
62 77 John Butcher 1982 5.06
63 77 Yovani Gallardo 2011 3.99
64 77 Francisco Liriano 2009 6.12
65 76 Barry Zito 2003 3.81
66 76 Justin Verlander 2008 5.33
67 76 Steve Avery 1995 4.78
68 76 Ismael Valdez 1999 4.29
69 76 Storm Davis 1987 5.90
70 76 A.J. Griffin 2013 4.05
71 76 Derek Holland 2012 5.13
72 76 Felix Hernandez 2011 3.81
73 76 Max Scherzer 2010 3.86
74 76 Matt Cain 2010 3.39
75 76 Carlos Villanueva 2009 5.44
76 76 Gary Nolan 1973 3.48
77 76 Steve Hargan 1968 4.60
78 76 Kyle Kendrick 2010 5.13
79 76 Kevin Appier 1993 2.79
80 76 Roger Clemens 1988 3.17
81 76 Freddy Garcia 2002 4.39
82 76 Alex Burnett 2013 11.57
83 76 Pat Zachry 1977 4.81
84 76 Brandon Webb 2004 4.80
85 75 Vance Worley 2013 7.95
86 75 Chris Tillman 2013 3.79
87 75 Jake Arrieta 2011 5.28
88 75 Mike Mussina 1994 3.22
89 75 Mark Mulder 2003 3.18
90 75 Tom Seaver 1970 3.19
91 75 Joba Chamberlain 2011 3.45
92 75 Roy Oswalt 2003 3.39
93 75 Clem Labine 1952 5.14
94 75 John Danks 2010 3.93
95 75 Johnny Cueto 2011 2.94
96 75 Andy Sonnanstine 2008 4.89
97 75 Burt Hooton 1975 3.38 DNP
98 75 Stu Miller 1953 6.77
99 75 Greg Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
100 75 Micah Owings 2008 6.28

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .257 .307 .406 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .309 .400 .248
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.002 .005 .001
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .260 .313 .404 .251
31 vs R (2013) .242 .296 .392 .241
38 Split (2013) .018 .017 .012 .010
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).
2013 Bursting onto the scene from nowhere, Quintana posted a 2.04 ERA through July 5, baffling hitters who saw his fastball, cutter, and curve combination for the first time. After the All-Star game, he had a 5.01 ERA as he allowed too many hits and homers, and even his previously great control slipped to merely average. It's his turn to make adjustments, and as he lacks the raw stuff to blow hitters away, his best chance to return to adequacy will be to find another trick to add to his bag. To that end, it's important to remember that he didn't get promoted to Double-A until 2012, so he may be more likely than most to find such useful tricks as he makes up some of the courses he skipped. Meanwhile, he has the confidence that comes from a string of successful outings, something many young pitchers never acquire.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a sucker for the boring good pitchers (e.g. Tanner Roark). Whose bandwagon should I hop on for 2015?
(ted from Chicago)
I recommend that you watch some Jose Quintana starts on MLB.tv this winter, while you're keeping warm next to the hot stove. Boring but solid, should be right up your alley. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 10 team mixed league with QS in place of W. Right now my starters are Strasburg, Sonny Gray, and Michael Pineda. I have an open roster spot I want to fill with another starter to give me a shot at competing in QS. I figure I might as well grab another long shot starter to join Gray and Pineda. I have it narrowed down to Danny Salazar, Jose Quintana, Taijuan Walker, or Roenis Elias. Who's my best bet?
(Kyle from Detroit)
Good god man, step away from Roenis Elias. Out of the options you listed, Quintana is the safest bet while Salazar provides the highest upside. If you're truly just going for QS, I guess I'd go Quintana. I like Salazar a bit more overall, though, even if he's overrated. Walker's injury scares me now, so I'm staying away. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Jose Quintana or Travis Wood in a 15 tm redraft with QS in place of W's
(artful dodger from Nice SN)
Give me Quintana at this point. It was the Twins, but 8 k's is a nice step forward for him. Consider this a vote for Don Cooper as much as Jose Quintana. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have I lost it? Or just tommy john rehab in progress!
(Danny duffy from Kc)
I wouldn't get nuts about the ST numbers. Look at Jose Quintana's and he just got a hot new deal (which I really like, btw). (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)16 team dynasty league. My current OF (3) is a combo of Leonys Martin, Wil Myers, BJ Upton, Nick Swisher, Mike Morse. Ive got an offer of George Springer for my Michael Wacha. Im up in the air on it as I think my rotation (Verlander, Teheran, Ian Kennedy, Chris Tillman, Jose Quintana and Ubaldo) can handle the loss but Im wondering how you see a deal like that shaking out long term? Springers hit tool worries me long term as I could see him being a .240 hitter which impacts his counting stats production as well. What do you see he and Wacha turning into?
(dzemens from Adrian, MI)
I think I would make that deal in a dynasty. Springer's average might never be great, but his power/speed combo in fantasy is enticing and a Raul Mondesi type wouldn't surprise me. I like Wacha a lot, but I see him as more of a 2/3 type than an ace. Springer might not be a top real life hitter but he could be in fantasy because of the speed. I'd make the deal. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who from the following list of young 4th/5th starter talent types have the best chances at a solid 2013: Dan Straily, Jose Quintana, Joe Kelly, Drew Smyly, AJ Griffin, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, and Patrick Corbin?
(Paul from DC)
I don't know if Kelly, Smyly, or Corbin will get a full slate of starts, I know Phelps won't. That leaves Griffin, Straily, Quintana, and Ramirez and I'd lean toward one of the first two. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these young starters has the best year in 2013: AJ Griffin, Matt Harvey, Drew Smyly, and Jose Quintana?
(Paul from DC)
I like Matt Harvey by a wide margin. He's easily got the best stuff of the bunch, and his debut was electric. Quintana/Smyly/Griffin are back of the rotation types and they lack the sizzle of Harvey. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox rookie lefty Jose Quintana pitched a decent 135 innings this year. But with a rate of only 5.3 k per 9, what is there to like about his stuff?
(Paul from DC)
Quintana is the atypical left-hander, as he's a ground ball guy without a changeup to keep RHBs off his fastball. He throws a lot of breaking balls -- about half and half slider and curveballs -- and mixes 2-3 different fastballs; some sink and tail, hence the 47% ground ball rate. He's the perfect back-end guy for the White Sox, but when he struggles with command, his home park is going to bite him. So the answer to the questions is 'not a lot,' as he must rely on his defense, deception and changing location and speeds to have success. (Jason A. Churchill)


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Jose Quintana has thrown 8,639 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Curve (81mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (91mph).