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Portrait of Bruce Rondon

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date12-9-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight275 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.52013
0.42014
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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 DET 22 30 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 1 2 1 2 0 0 122 28 11 11 2 43 11 11 0 30 3.45 3.04 3.29 4.7 0.5
Career30028.70.028.712120012228111124311110303.453.043.294.70.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 VET Rk 13 13 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TGR Rk 3 3 11.3 4.00 114 .277 .242 .330 .346 .252 .400 99 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 LAK A+ 4 0 6.7 4.59 76 .133 .234 .289 .353 .237 .077 91 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2010 TGR Rk 24 0 25.7 4.78 89 .181 .244 .307 .355 .252 .169 101 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 MAG Wnt 5 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WMI A 41 0 40.0 3.17 128 .224 .246 .316 .370 .258 .278 98 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
2012 LAK A+ 22 0 23.3 3.79 121 .179 .257 .326 .372 .252 .239 106 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2012 ERI AA 21 0 21.7 3.86 118 .204 .262 .333 .384 .261 .264 106 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 TOL AAA 9 0 8.0 4.99 83 .234 .252 .327 .379 .253 .200 97 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 MAG Wnt 18 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DET MLB 30 0 28.7 3.29 123 .268 .259 .321 .404 .266 .329 100 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2013 TOL AAA 30 0 29.7 3.67 112 .178 .255 .327 .387 .253 .210 96 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4

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 VET Rk 2 6 0 13 13 55.3 48 20 34 0 0% .261 7.8 3.3 0.0 5.5 1.23 3.58 0.0 0.0
2009 TGR Rk 0 1 0 3 3 11.3 12 8 15 0 67% .400 9.6 6.4 0.0 11.9 1.77 4.78 1.4 0.1
2010 LAK A+ 0 0 2 4 0 6.7 2 2 7 1 43% .077 2.7 2.7 1.3 9.4 0.60 1.34 -0.3 -0.0
2010 TGR Rk 0 0 15 24 0 25.7 11 14 26 1 53% .169 3.9 4.9 0.4 9.1 0.97 0.70 0.2 0.0
2010 MAG Wnt 0 1 0 5 0 4.0 4 4 4 0 0% .333 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2011 WMI A 2 2 19 41 0 40.0 22 34 61 0 52% .278 5.0 7.7 0.0 13.7 1.40 2.02 8.4 0.9
2012 ERI AA 0 1 12 21 0 21.7 15 9 23 1 52% .264 6.2 3.7 0.4 9.6 1.11 0.83 3.1 0.3
2012 TOL AAA 1 0 2 9 0 8.0 5 7 9 1 62% .200 5.6 7.9 1.1 10.1 1.50 2.25 -0.3 -0.0
2012 MAG Wnt 4 1 9 18 0 16.3 16 6 19 0 0% .372 8.8 3.3 0.0 10.5 1.35 4.41 0.0 0.0
2012 LAK A+ 1 0 15 22 0 23.3 12 10 34 1 57% .239 4.6 3.9 0.4 13.1 0.94 1.93 4.2 0.4
2013 TOL AAA 1 1 14 30 0 29.7 14 13 40 1 51% .210 4.2 3.9 0.3 12.1 0.91 1.52 4.1 0.4
2013 DET MLB 1 2 1 30 0 28.7 28 11 30 2 47% .329 8.8 3.5 0.6 9.4 1.36 3.45 4.7 0.5

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
2013 442 0.4977 0.4955 0.7169 0.6909 0.3018 0.8289 0.4627 0.2831
Career4420.49770.49550.71690.69090.30180.82890.46270.2831

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Surgical Date Estimated 2014-03-25 -
2014-03-17 2014-03-21 Camp 4 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Surgical Date Estimated 2014-03-25 -
2014-03-07 2014-03-08 Camp 1 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2014-02-23 2014-02-23 Camp 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-09-25 2013-10-03 DTD 8 4 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Tendon - -
2013-09-03 2013-09-24 DTD 21 19 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-07-30 2011-09-06 Minors 38 37 Right Shoulder Fatigue - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 DET $505,000
2013 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$505,000
1 yrTotal$505,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 103 d1 year/$0.505M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/12. Re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13.
  • Signed by Detroit as an amateur free agent from Venezuela 9/12/07.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .295 .396 .477 .311
11 vs R (Multi) .234 .265 .344 .218
18 Split (Multi) .061 .132 .134 .093
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .295 .396 .477 .311
31 vs R (2013) .234 .265 .344 .218
38 Split (2013) .061 .132 .134 .093
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam, Which non-closers should I pick up now on the chance they will close in 2015?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Wade Davis, Ken Giles, Kevin Jepsen, Bruce Rondon... though not necessarily closing in April 2005. Trying to figure out who is going to close for the Giants next year. Who's going to close for the Giants next year? I'll say Jason Motte is going to close for the Giants next year. Enjoy this prediction, Giants fans and fantasy owners, I wrote it just for you! (Sam Miller)
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)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bruce Rondon have a chance at being the closer in Detroit next year?
(Oscar from Detroit)
He certainly has a chance, and you have to think that he is being groomed for the role long-term. The issue is pitch command, as having a volatile closer is a disaster waiting to happen, but I think that Rondon made positive strides last season toward a more permanent role finishing games.

On the jukebox: Lagwagon, "Bury the Hatchet" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bruce Rondon begin next year as Tigers closer?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
It went through all 200 times. I'll give it a maybe. It'd depend regardless, but it REALLY depends how their season ends with this team. (Paul Sporer)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bruce Rondon begin next year as Tigers closer?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
(Paul Sporer)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bruce Rondon begin next year as Tigers closer?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
(Paul Sporer)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bruce Rondon begin next year as Tigers closer?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
(Paul Sporer)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not sure if this went through or not, my apologies if it did. Do you think Bruce Rondon will begin next year as Tigers closer?
(Shawnykid23 from Ct)
:) (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chances Bruce Rondon takes over as closer this year?
(Shawn from My Cubicle)
Permanently? Less than 50 percent. For a few weeks? Better than 50 percent. The stuff is exciting but the command issues are legit. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-25 12:30:00 (link to chat)Do you see Bruce Rondon winning the closer job this year?
(Shawn from Office)
Yes. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)What closer do you think loses his job first?
(Wes from Texas)
Bruce Rondon, does he count? Was he ever the closer in Detroit? For an actual closer, I'd be shaking in my boots if I were Brandon League with Kenley Jansen behind me. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Bruce Rondon's chances of succeeding at closer the entire year? Is this a wise move by the Tigers?
(dangor from New York)
I don't think he has the command profile to have sustainable success as a closer at the major league level. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bruce Rondon saves ___ number of games of the Tigers this year. Tru or false: Rondon has the team lead in saves among Tigers players this season?
(Mike from Dover, DE)
I like this question. I'll take a guess and say 15 games. I know Jim Leyland has been quoted as saying Rondon will be in the mix for the closer gig in Spring Training, so it's possible he breaks camp with the gig. I do think Joaquin Benoit could help ease Rondon into the closer job if they go that route as well. (Josh Shepardson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think Bruce Rondon is ready to step into the closer role and hold it?
(Donnie Baseball from SoCal)
I touched on Rondon earlier, but yes, I do think he is ready. He was a completely different pitcher last year, both in terms of his attitude on the mound and his execution. He is the best relief pitcher prospect in the game for me. (Mark Anderson)
2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Odds Bruce Rondon enters 2013 as the Tigers' closer. Joaquin Benoit seems to love the 8th. Brayan Villarreal a possibility?
(RationalSportsFan from detroit)
I'd be shocked to see him open camp in a closer role, or even in the big leagues. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Highest radar gun reading you've ever seen?
(Flotsam from Grimwood )
My jaw dropped when Bruce Rondon hit 103 on a Stalker gun in a relief outing in Tampa a few weeks ago. (Bradley Ankrom)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Bruce Rondon threw 435 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (100mph) and Slider (89mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (99mph).