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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-26-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
2012
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1.02014
0.42015
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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
2013 CHN 25 45 0 54.7 0.0 54.7 2 1 0 2 0 0 242 52 29 29 6 83 25 20 3 44 4.77 4.37 5.11 -1.4 -0.1
2014 CHN 26 64 0 63.3 0.0 63.3 4 4 29 4 0 0 255 52 21 17 2 63 15 15 0 63 2.42 2.23 3.05 9.2 1.0
2015 CHN 27 11 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 5 1 0 0 44 10 2 2 0 16 1 1 0 11 1.64 1.34 2.27 3.0 0.3
Career1200129.00.0129.0753470054111452488162413631183.353.073.8610.91.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 IND Rk 11 11 52.1 4.52 107 .287 .251 .328 .355 .263 .306 101 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 LKC A 27 27 136.0 4.29 112 .256 .264 .339 .399 .265 .315 103 26.2 2.6 26.2 2.6
2008 KIN A+ 27 27 145.0 4.17 109 .242 .261 .334 .398 .263 .300 98 22.3 2.2 22.3 2.2
2009 AKR AA 15 13 72.0 3.14 127 .218 .253 .329 .382 .262 .297 98 15.1 1.6 15.1 1.6
2009 COH AAA 12 12 74.3 4.67 111 .253 .262 .324 .398 .246 .335 117 10.7 1.0 10.7 1.0
2009 CAR Wnt 6 6 25.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 COH AAA 7 7 31.7 7.60 51 .343 .262 .336 .419 .258 .379 108 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2011 MHV A- 2 2 3.0 3.07 142 .196 .252 .314 .341 .250 .300 114 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2011 CAR Wnt 5 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 AKR AA 2 0 4.0 3.32 120 .266 .260 .333 .375 .262 .333 94 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 CLE Rk 2 2 3.0 1.71 166 .057 .288 .338 .454 .283 .000 93 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 LEO Wnt 23 0 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 45 0 54.7 5.11 80 .267 .251 .315 .393 .257 .280 105 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2014 CHN MLB 64 0 63.3 3.05 122 .209 .252 .311 .384 .259 .286 98 9.2 1.0 9.2 1.0
2015 CHN MLB 11 0 11.0 2.27 147 .223 .254 .317 .410 .270 .312 104 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3

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
2006 IND Rk 3 4 0 11 11 52.1 62 3 32 6 49% .306 10.7 0.5 1.0 5.5 1.25 5.18 4.7 0.5
2007 LKC A 7 10 0 27 27 136.0 143 27 113 13 43% .315 9.5 1.8 0.9 7.5 1.25 4.37 26.2 2.6
2008 KIN A+ 11 6 0 27 27 145.0 130 42 145 12 42% .300 8.1 2.6 0.7 9.0 1.19 3.60 22.3 2.2
2009 AKR AA 7 5 0 15 13 72.0 60 16 73 3 43% .297 7.5 2.0 0.4 9.1 1.06 2.75 15.1 1.6
2009 COH AAA 4 5 0 12 12 74.3 83 13 64 8 35% .335 10.1 1.6 1.0 7.8 1.29 4.00 10.7 1.0
2009 CAR Wnt 2 0 0 6 6 25.3 23 5 14 2 0% .273 8.2 1.8 0.7 5.0 1.11 4.27 0.0 0.0
2010 COH AAA 1 3 0 7 7 31.7 48 10 33 12 36% .379 13.6 2.8 3.4 9.4 1.83 8.52 -4.8 -0.5
2011 CAR Wnt 1 0 0 5 0 8.7 6 7 6 0 0% .240 6.2 7.3 0.0 6.2 1.50 5.19 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 3 0 2 0 50% .300 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 3.00 1.3 0.1
2012 LEO Wnt 2 1 0 23 0 21.0 15 6 12 0 0% .238 6.4 2.6 0.0 5.1 1.00 4.29 0.0 0.0
2012 CLE Rk 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 0 1 6 0 0% .000 0.0 3.0 0.0 18.0 0.33 0.00 1.7 0.2
2012 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 0 4.0 4 1 3 0 42% .333 9.0 2.2 0.0 6.8 1.25 2.25 0.6 0.1
2013 CHN MLB 2 1 0 45 0 54.7 52 25 44 6 46% .280 8.6 4.1 1.0 7.2 1.41 4.77 -1.4 -0.1
2014 CHN MLB 4 4 29 64 0 63.3 52 15 63 2 50% .286 7.4 2.1 0.3 9.0 1.06 2.42 9.2 1.0
2015 CHN MLB 1 0 5 11 0 11.0 10 1 11 0 44% .312 8.2 0.8 0.0 9.0 1.00 1.64 3.0 0.3

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 913 0.4995 0.4742 0.7755 0.6820 0.2648 0.8167 0.6694 0.2245
2014 997 0.5376 0.5135 0.7832 0.6791 0.3210 0.8516 0.6149 0.2168
2015 174 0.5000 0.5287 0.7935 0.7241 0.3333 0.8730 0.6207 0.2065
Career20840.51780.49760.78070.68410.29740.83810.63930.2193

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
2014-06-07 2014-06-16 DTD 9 9 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2012-04-05 2012-08-30 Minors 147 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Fracture 2011-11-15 -
2011-11-15 2011-11-15 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Fracture 2011-11-15 -
2011-06-17 2011-08-31 Minors 75 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25 -
2010-05-13 2010-09-22 Minors 132 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-08-25

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $544,000
2014 CHN $514,000
2013 CHN $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,004,000
2011Current$544,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,548,000
3 yrTotal$1,548,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 d1 year/$0.544M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.544M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 1 year/$0.514M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 11/8/12 (minor-league contract). Selected by Chicago Cubs from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11. DFA by Cleveland 12/6/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .235 .291 .302 .230
11 vs R (Multi) .222 .282 .307 .226
18 Split (Multi) .013 .009 -.005 .003
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .255 .304 .311 .243
31 vs R (2014) .188 .229 .226 .182
38 Split (2014) .067 .076 .086 .061
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which side- my Dellin Betances for Hector Rondon and Zach Britton. It's a H2H league, and while Betances could be great, I should be picking up more saves, which I need more than the few extra K's/week Betances might get me. I also expect Betances to get less IP this year assuming he closes, and if he struggles at all I don't think the Yanks hesitate to go with Andrew Miller.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I love Betances, but I think you have to take the two closers in that format, particularly if closers are going to be taken/frozen in your draft/auction. I do think Betances is the man and he'll be fine, though, and every closer has risk of losing his job if he struggles. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Think Hector Rondon can run with the Closer gig all year?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I do believe Rondon can handle the role he's put in a lot of work this spring and has shown he is capable of being the closer. The Cubs do have veteran relievers in Strop and Motte with closing experience in case there is a set back. (Rob Willer)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who ends up with more saves by seasons end, Neil Ramirez or Hector Rondon?
(hamsterjockey from DC)
Thought I answered this one, but perhaps I missed hitting "submit" because we're pushing three hours. I still think Rondon holds onto the closer's role for the majority of the season. The Cubs have no reason to panic and remove him from the ninth inning. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hector Rondon the new closer for the Cubs and if so is he good enough to keep it the whole year?
(scott from az)
Yes, Rondon is the closer. He had a shaky outing on Sunday but then Pedro Strop had an even worse one the other day. Yes, Rondon is talented enough to keep the job all year. Often, though, it's less a matter of talent and more a matter of manager confidence. I'll feel better about Rondon if/when he racks off a few saves in a row without blowing one before confidently proclaiming him closer. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Bruce Rondon on the DL with TJ surgery, what are the chances of the Tigers making a trade with the Cubs for Hector Rondon and then inserting him as closer?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
92% (Paul Sporer)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Similar to Kane County question, who beyond Santana gives me a reason to walk one block to see the Clippers this summer?
(w friend from columbus)
Carlos Carrasco, Jeanmar Gomez, Hector Rondon and others await your visit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not a huge fan of Hector Rondon? Too hittable? Could he be a good Andy Sonnanstine wih his control?
(Tom from Chicago)
Rondon's stuff is WAY better than Sonnanstine. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Hector Rondon has thrown 2,205 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (86mph), also mixing in a Sinker (97mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (92mph).