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Regular Season Totals
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date10-5-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
1.12013
1.32014
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
2013 WAS 26 14 5 53.7 31.0 22.7 7 1 0 3 4 0 205 38 11 9 1 43 11 11 0 40 1.51 2.39 3.04 10.0 1.1
2014 WAS 27 31 31 198.7 198.7 0.0 15 10 0 0 21 1 798 178 64 63 16 262 39 38 6 138 2.85 3.44 4.15 10.8 1.3
Career4536252.3229.722.72211032511003216757217305504961782.573.223.9220.82.3

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
2008 BAK A+ 12 2 30.0 4.54 105 .274 .272 .347 .409 .273 .301 97 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2008 RNG Rk 7 0 12.3 4.50 118 .220 .265 .364 .396 .272 .273 103 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 BAK A+ 29 9 86.7 4.79 97 .236 .268 .343 .415 .271 .288 100 16.7 1.7 16.7 1.7
2009 FRI AA 5 4 17.7 5.54 93 .236 .275 .345 .408 .249 .281 114 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 FRI AA 22 17 105.0 5.19 78 .272 .263 .340 .390 .265 .318 95 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 HAR AA 6 6 36.0 5.93 74 .270 .261 .331 .400 .263 .295 104 1.3 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 HAR AA 21 21 117.0 5.08 76 .278 .253 .317 .379 .264 .322 86 -4.2 -0.4 -2.9 -0.3
2012 SYR AAA 28 26 147.7 5.03 91 .267 .255 .322 .384 .250 .332 99 6.2 0.6 5.0 0.7
2012 MAR Wnt 6 6 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WAS MLB 14 5 53.7 3.04 126 .191 .247 .307 .370 .249 .243 101 9.4 1.0 10.0 1.1
2013 SYR AAA 33 11 105.7 4.28 105 .210 .250 .317 .377 .247 .255 100 11.1 1.1 13.2 1.7
2014 WAS MLB 31 31 198.7 4.15 93 .237 .239 .299 .366 .254 .270 97 9.7 1.1 10.8 1.3

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
2008 RNG Rk 2 1 0 7 0 12.3 9 3 11 0 45% .273 6.6 2.2 0.0 8.0 0.98 0.73 2.1 0.2
2008 BAK A+ 1 3 1 12 2 30.0 27 13 37 5 46% .301 8.1 3.9 1.5 11.1 1.33 3.60 2.3 0.2
2009 FRI AA 1 1 0 5 4 17.7 17 7 9 1 43% .281 8.6 3.6 0.5 4.6 1.36 4.58 1.3 0.1
2009 BAK A+ 10 0 0 29 9 86.7 68 27 91 5 46% .288 7.1 2.8 0.5 9.4 1.10 2.70 16.7 1.7
2010 FRI AA 10 5 0 22 17 105.0 113 33 75 8 45% .318 9.7 2.8 0.7 6.4 1.39 4.20 1.1 0.1
2010 HAR AA 1 1 0 6 6 36.0 35 9 33 5 42% .295 8.8 2.2 1.2 8.2 1.22 2.50 1.1 0.1
2011 HAR AA 9 9 0 21 21 117.0 125 39 92 10 49% .322 9.6 3.0 0.8 7.1 1.40 4.69 -2.9 -0.3
2012 SYR AAA 6 17 0 28 26 147.7 161 47 130 14 45% .332 9.8 2.9 0.9 7.9 1.41 4.39 5.0 0.7
2012 MAR Wnt 1 1 0 6 6 30.0 35 11 20 3 0% .320 10.5 3.3 0.9 6.0 1.53 3.60 0.0 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 9 3 2 33 11 105.7 85 20 84 6 47% .255 7.2 1.7 0.5 7.2 0.99 3.15 13.2 1.7
2013 WAS MLB 7 1 0 14 5 53.7 38 11 40 1 50% .243 6.4 1.8 0.2 6.7 0.91 1.51 10.0 1.1
2014 WAS MLB 15 10 0 31 31 198.7 178 39 138 16 42% .270 8.1 1.8 0.7 6.3 1.09 2.85 10.8 1.3

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
2013 756 0.5437 0.4471 0.8580 0.5791 0.2899 0.9412 0.6600 0.1391
2014 2989 0.5192 0.4625 0.8184 0.6231 0.2888 0.8811 0.6723 0.1802
Career37450.52410.45940.82640.61420.2890.89320.66980.1719

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $506,100
2013 WAS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$506,100
1 yrTotal$506,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 55 d1 year/$0.5061M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5061M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Washington 8/6/13.
  • Acquired by Washington in trade from Texas 7/30/10 (Cristian Guzman deal).
  • Drafted by Texas 2008 (25-753) (Illinois).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .263 .322 .312 .244
11 vs R (Multi) .157 .191 .167 .148
18 Split (Multi) .105 .131 .146 .096
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .263 .322 .312 .244
31 vs R (2013) .157 .191 .167 .148
38 Split (2013) .105 .131 .146 .096
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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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)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)If I had asked you three months ago what the Royals' offseason would look like, what would you have said? What about now?
(Justin from KC)
The biggest difference wrought by these three months, I think, is the Royals will show even more faith in Mike Moustakas. Their needs remain the same: They need an RF, a DH, another starting pitcher and some bullpen help.

Why?

Right field: Nori Aoki is a free agent, and he'll certainly play for more than $1.5 million in 2015. KC may make an attempt to retain him.

DH: The Royals have a $12.5 million team option on Billy Butler, and they certainly won't pick it up. He wants to stay, even after an awkward September spent sometimes on the bench. That feeling may not be mutual, but a World Series trophy could alter any potential plans to cut ties with him. Butler is a popular player with the ownership group, and his roots here are deep.

SP: James Shields is a free agent. He'll get a qualifying offer and decline it. If the Royals sign him after that, Andy Martino will cover spring training in a Speedo.

Bullpen: You always need bullpen arms. Here is the one other major difference. It appeared pretty clear throughout the season that the Royals had to make a decision about Greg Holland and Wade Davis. Their total paycheck for 2015 should land around $15 million (give or take $100,000 based on Holland's arbitration figure), and that's a high price to pay for two one-inning relievers. But, of course, this run may alter their internal calculus. Our Sam Mellinger reported the Royals believe they make at least $1 million for every playoff game they host. If they have the spare cash, they may feel its imperative to retain the ingredients of this formula.

That said, relievers are relievers are relievers, and relievers are inherently damaged pitchers. They end up as relievers because there's something wrong with them that prevents them from starting. So they can be volatile. Holland missed a good chunk of September with, essentially, a cranky arm. His triceps was tight. He has the most trade value of the duo, but between his profile as a one-inning reliever and some injury concerns of rival officials, the team won't exactly be able to trade him for a front-line hitter. One suggestion I heard - from neither a Royals official nor a Nationals official - was a fair swap would be Holland for Tanner Roark. I'm not sure the KC front office would be overwhelmed by that offer, but that's the type that could be awaiting them.

All of this is to say: Yes, Moustakas will be back in 2015, despite hitting .212/.271/.361 in 140 games this year. (Andy McCullough)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which team's surprisingly good starter is most/least likely to hold up in October? Yusmeiro Petit, Edison Volquez, Matt Shoemaker, Tanner Roark, Lance Lynn
(Christopher from Queens)
Injury notwithstanding, I like Matt Shoemaker's chances of giving the Angels a frontline performance in the playoffs. His splitter is an absolute menace. On the flipside, I would be very nervous about banking on either Petit or Volquez, excellent regular seasons notwithstanding. Which means that in two days, Volquez will two-hit the Giants over seven innings and move the Pirates into the NLDS. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of Tanner Roark, Jacob deGrom, and Jesse Hann, who do you think offers the most upside the next 2-3 years?
(Brian from Mass)
Hahn has the most upside for me, but also the most risk. If I'm picking one overall, I take deGrom. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Still trying to figure out who the better speculative add is.. Taylor Jordan or Tanner Roark for the 5th spot in National's bullpen. Thanks.
(Matt from Indianapolis)
For me it's Taylor Jordan all the way. He's a better pitcher and I think the Nationals should just let him run with it. (Bret Sayre)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Tanner Roark get 60 innings in 2014? He kind of seems like the odd man out with Fister coming over.
(Tim from Springfield)
Certainly. Injuries happen. Doubleheaders happen. Whatever. Roark's best served as a sixth starter type anyway. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What have you seen out of Tanner Roark that's made him effective so far? He appeared out of nowhere, it seemed.
(Dan Rozenson from Washington, DC)
he suddenly stopped walking guys ... well, he never had a high walk rate but he got it down under 2 per 9 IP this year in Syracuse, and it's barely over that in the majors. I suspect part of that is the partial move to the bullpen. I don't think his secondary pitches are anything much, so I think swingman is probably the longterm role for him. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a MLB future for Tanner Roark?
(jharrison3 from Illinois)
Sure maybe he can get a few cups of coffee which is something about 99.9% of the population cannot say. (Zach Mortimer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tanner Roark has thrown 3,794 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Slider (84mph), Change (83mph) and Curve (74mph).