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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.3 3.99 1.22 38 2 1 1 0.2
Birth Date6-9-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
-0.12013
0.12014
0.02015
2016
0.22017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 CHN MLB 10 0 6.7 0 0 0 3 7 7 1 .259 105 4.0 9.4 1.4 9.4 19% .133 .245 1.50 6.02 1.35 98 5.25 125.7 -0.1
2014 CHN MLB 18 0 13.3 1 0 0 14 12 21 2 .263 99 9.4 8.1 1.4 14.2 30% .387 .318 1.95 4.60 9.45 92 4.03 98.9 0.1
2015 CHN MLB 33 0 26.7 2 1 0 26 13 29 5 .266 97 8.8 4.4 1.7 9.8 38% .296 .306 1.46 4.88 4.39 97 4.57 106.8 0.0
2017 CHN MLB 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 .016 0.00 3.08 0.00 151 10.38 229.2 -0.0
CareerMLB62047.33104332578.264998.26.11.510.834%.294.2981.584.945.32964.59108.90.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 PRI Rk 10 9 40.3 3 4 0 41 6 27 0 .258 98 9.2 1.3 0.0 6.0 55% .306 .257 1.17 2.85 2.68 96 5.09 121.0
2010 HUD A- 9 7 35.7 3 1 1 27 7 35 0 .257 94 6.8 1.8 0.0 8.8 39% .270 .222 0.95 2.09 3.03 91 3.21 94.9
2010 RAY Rk 3 1 8.7 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 .257 102 5.2 2.1 0.0 6.2 65% .192 .202 0.80 3.16 1.03 100 4.50 104.1
2011 DAY A+ 11 9 49.7 4 2 0 43 19 50 4 .259 97 7.8 3.4 0.7 9.1 34% .287 .241 1.25 3.67 2.54 103 4.23 101.4
2012 PEO A 3 0 7.3 2 0 0 3 0 12 0 .265 95 3.7 0.0 0.0 14.7 58% .250 .083 0.41 0.07 0.00 71 1.84 84.1
2012 TEN AA 11 1 22.3 0 1 0 14 19 29 1 .260 100 5.6 7.7 0.4 11.7 42% .265 .240 1.48 3.81 4.84 105 4.60 103.1
2012 CUB Rk 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .260 90 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.6 0% .000 .001 0.00 -0.46 0.00 85 2.94 89.9
2013 CHN MLB 10 0 6.7 0 0 0 3 7 7 1 .259 105 4.0 9.4 1.4 9.4 19% .133 .245 1.50 6.02 1.35 98 5.25 125.7
2013 TEN AA 37 0 43.3 2 1 3 31 19 66 2 .260 103 6.4 3.9 0.4 13.7 43% .326 .214 1.15 1.77 2.49 61 1.59 69.6
2013 IOW AAA 9 0 7.7 0 1 0 5 6 17 0 .269 89 5.9 7.0 0.0 20.0 31% .385 .255 1.43 1.47 0.00 84 3.34 92.7
2014 CHN MLB 18 0 13.3 1 0 0 14 12 21 2 .263 99 9.4 8.1 1.4 14.2 30% .387 .318 1.95 4.60 9.45 92 4.03 98.9
2014 IOW AAA 29 0 30.0 2 0 4 18 15 38 0 .273 91 5.4 4.5 0.0 11.4 29% .265 .196 1.10 2.66 2.10 91 5.24 105.3
2015 CHN MLB 33 0 26.7 2 1 0 26 13 29 5 .266 97 8.8 4.4 1.7 9.8 38% .296 .306 1.46 4.88 4.39 97 4.57 106.8
2015 TEN AA 3 0 2.3 0 0 1 2 2 7 0 .280 101 7.7 7.7 0.0 27.0 0% 1.000 .259 1.71 -0.13 3.86 84 2.73 87.6
2015 IOW AAA 11 0 11.3 0 0 0 8 4 20 1 .265 101 6.4 3.2 0.8 15.9 30% .318 .203 1.06 2.53 4.76 77 1.61 74.8
2015 CUB Rk 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 .239 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.5 100% .000 .169 0.00 -1.20 0.00 82 2.30 87.1
2017 CHN MLB 1 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 112 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .000 .016 0.00 3.08 0.00 151 10.38 229.2
2017 IOW AAA 10 0 17.7 2 1 1 14 4 27 3 .258 7.1 2.0 1.5 13.8 29% .314 .235 1.02 3.70 3.06 70 1.51 29.2

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 114 0.3860 0.3947 0.7111 0.6136 0.2571 0.8889 0.4444 0.2889
2014 291 0.4570 0.4227 0.6423 0.6241 0.2532 0.7590 0.4000 0.3577
2015 513 0.4133 0.4600 0.7119 0.6887 0.2990 0.8151 0.5444 0.2881
2017 10 0.5000 0.5000 1.0000 0.8000 0.2000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career9280.42460.44070.69310.66040.27840.80860.49170.3069

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
2014-05-10 2014-06-14 15-DL 35 31 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-04-05 2013-06-24 Minors 80 0 Left Elbow Tendonitis - -
2011-06-21 2011-09-12 Minors 83 0 Left Shoulder Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 CHN $524,500
2015 CHN $
2014 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$524,500
1 yrTotal$524,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 105 dMagnus Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/22/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/3/13.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Tampa Bay 1/8/11 (Garza deal).
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2009 (28-859) (Chemeketa CC, Ore.).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.2 1.3 1.7 56 0 53.1 36 18 55 5 .234 1.03 2.87 3.12 9.6 1.0
80o 2.8 1.1 1.4 49 0 46.6 35 17 49 5 .250 1.12 3.26 3.55 6.3 0.7
70o 2.5 0.9 1.2 44 0 42.1 33 17 44 5 .261 1.18 3.55 3.87 4.2 0.5
60o 2.2 0.8 1.1 40 0 38.3 32 16 40 5 .270 1.24 3.80 4.15 2.7 0.3
50o 2 0.7 1 37 0 34.9 30 15 36 4 .279 1.30 4.03 4.41 1.5 0.2
40o 1.8 0.6 0.8 33 0 31.5 28 14 33 4 .288 1.36 4.28 4.68 0.5 0.0
30o 1.5 0.5 0.7 29 0 28.0 26 13 29 4 .297 1.42 4.54 4.97 -0.5 -0.0
20o 1.3 0.4 0.6 25 0 24.1 24 12 25 3 .308 1.50 4.86 5.32 -1.3 -0.1
10o 1 0.3 0.4 20 0 18.8 20 10 20 3 .324 1.61 5.30 5.82 -2.0 -0.2
Weighted Mean1.90.70.936034.12915354.2761.284.004.371.60.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20183031260057442764732.2901.254.024.627.04.310.21.10.3
20193111130028261431432.3251.414.405.068.34.49.81.30.0
20203221141039322041632.2841.344.595.287.44.79.51.4-0.1
20213321149046401847632.2941.254.034.647.83.59.11.20.3
20223410127026211230532.2891.274.775.497.34.210.41.7-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Henry Owens 2008 0.00 DNP
2 88 Brian Falkenborg 2007 4.82
3 87 Steve Delabar 2013 3.84
4 86 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
5 86 Ehren Wassermann 2010 0.00 DNP
6 86 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
7 85 Brad Brach 2015 2.84
8 85 Will Harris 2014 4.34
9 85 Evan Reed 2015 0.00 DNP
10 84 Jason Motte 2011 2.91
11 84 Taylor Tankersley 2012 0.00 DNP
12 84 Kirby Yates 2016 5.36
13 84 Francis Beltran 2009 0.00 DNP
14 84 Arquimedes Caminero 2016 4.68
15 84 Josh Fields 2015 3.55
16 83 Brandon Gomes 2014 3.71
17 83 Edwar Ramirez 2010 5.73
18 83 Fernando Cabrera 2011 0.00 DNP
19 83 Greg Aquino 2007 5.79
20 83 Rocky Cherry 2009 0.00 DNP
21 83 Francisco Rodriguez 2012 0.00 DNP
22 83 Tyler Yates 2007 6.00
23 82 Josh Lueke 2014 6.23
24 82 Louis Coleman 2015 0.00
25 82 Matt Reynolds 2014 0.00 DNP
26 82 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
27 82 Jesse Chavez 2013 4.24
28 82 Logan Kensing 2012 0.00 DNP
29 82 Brian Sanches 2008 8.18
30 82 Sean Henn 2010 0.00 DNP
31 82 Fernando Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
32 81 Michael Wuertz 2008 4.63
33 81 David Carpenter 2015 4.74
34 81 Chad Orvella 2010 0.00 DNP
35 81 Mike Zagurski 2012 5.79
36 81 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
37 81 Shawn Kelley 2013 4.72
38 81 Juan Salas 2008 7.11
39 81 Mike Gallo 2006 6.06
40 81 Jack Taschner 2007 5.40
41 81 Mike Dunn 2014 4.11
42 81 Scott Dohmann 2007 3.58
43 81 J.J. Putz 2006 2.30
44 81 Jeremy Horst 2015 0.00 DNP
45 81 Danny Farquhar 2016 4.09
46 80 Juan Gutierrez 2013 4.72
47 80 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
48 80 Brian Omogrosso 2013 9.92
49 80 Santiago Casilla 2010 2.28
50 80 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
51 80 Kevin Walker 2006 0.00 DNP
52 80 Brian Schlitter 2015 7.36
53 80 Jose Veras 2010 3.75
54 80 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
55 80 Sandy Rosario 2015 0.00 DNP
56 80 C.C. Lee 2016 0.00 DNP
57 80 Scott Proctor 2006 3.61
58 79 Greg Jones 2006 7.50
59 79 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
60 79 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
61 79 Roberto Novoa 2009 0.00 DNP
62 79 Fernando Rodney 2006 4.52
63 79 Ian Ostlund 2008 0.00 DNP
64 79 Yhency Brazoban 2009 0.00 DNP
65 79 Junichi Tazawa 2015 4.30
66 79 Matt Guerrier 2008 5.42
67 79 Heath Bell 2007 2.11
68 79 Fernando Abad 2015 4.34
69 79 Jim Henderson 2012 3.52
70 79 Luis Garcia 2016 5.93
71 79 Evan Scribner 2015 4.65
72 79 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
73 78 George Kontos 2014 3.06
74 78 Daniel Schlereth 2015 0.00 DNP
75 78 Chia-Jen Lo 2015 0.00 DNP
76 78 Chris Hatcher 2014 3.38
77 78 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
78 78 Michael Kohn 2015 0.00
79 78 Nick Hagadone 2015 5.27
80 78 Saul Rivera 2007 3.68
81 78 Matt Lindstrom 2009 6.65
82 78 Chris Booker 2006 9.72
83 78 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
84 78 Blake Wood 2015 0.00 DNP
85 78 Lucas Luetge 2016 0.00 DNP
86 78 Tanner Scheppers 2016 2.70
87 78 Juan Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
88 78 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
89 78 Felix Romero 2009 0.00 DNP
90 78 Jon Leicester 2008 0.00 DNP
91 78 Joe Valentine 2009 0.00 DNP
92 78 Michael Broadway 2016 11.81
93 78 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
94 78 Wesley Wright 2014 3.54
95 78 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
96 77 Wilton Lopez 2013 4.18
97 77 Jason Frasor 2007 4.58
98 77 Scott Patterson 2008 1.93
99 77 Ivan Maldonado 2009 0.00 DNP
100 77 Vinnie Pestano 2014 3.86

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Zac Rosscup throws with his left hand.
2015 If Zac Rosscup can reduce the walks, his low-90s fastball and slider could make him a useful reliever. If your dog can reduce the walks, you might spend less time freezing on the street corner at 2 a.m.
2014 Itís not easy for a 25-year-old lefty reliever toiling away in Double-A to get the organizationís attention, but striking out 44 percent of the lefties you face certainly helps. Last year Rosscup used his low-90s fastball and sweeping slider to turn same-side hitters into mincemeat, and the Cubs rewarded him with a spot on the 40-man roster and a September call-up. The former Rays farmhand isnít putty in the hands of righty hitters either, but heís often struggled with control and profiles best as a lefty specialist. Someone has to be the next Randy Choate, and Rosscup has as good a chance as any.

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Did 'The Extra 2%' See This Rays' Collapse Coming? Miles Wray2016-07-14
Transaction Analysis: The Chicago ChangesMatthew Trueblood2016-02-23
Transaction Analysis: The Chicago ChangesBryan Grosnick2016-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Older the Cubs, the Sweeter the BerryR.J. Anderson2015-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Bombered!Daniel Rathman2015-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: UndefeatedChris Mosch2015-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Best Rivalry In Baseball (Right Now)Matthew Trueblood2015-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: April 21, 2015Chris Mosch2015-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Reliever News That's Fit to PrintR.J. Anderson2015-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradePaul Sporer2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJeff Quinton2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJ.P. Breen2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJordan Gorosh2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeCraig Goldstein2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeR.J. Anderson2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeSam Miller2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: The Questionable Pursuit of GarzaEric Seidman2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Zac Rosscup has thrown 970 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph) and Change (84mph).