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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
70.7 5.14 1.58 44 4 5 0 -0.5
Birth Date2-15-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.42013
-0.82014
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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 ANA 23 15 1 20.0 3.3 16.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 89 24 16 16 0 27 6 6 1 17 7.20 2.43 3.24 3.2 0.4
2014 ANA 24 7 0 12.3 0.0 12.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 60 16 12 12 2 24 9 7 3 9 8.76 6.73 6.27 -2.4 -0.3
Career22132.33.329.021020014940282825115134267.794.074.350.80.1

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
2012 GBR int 1 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ORM Rk 11 9 22.0 6.75 84 .278 .280 .362 .413 .278 .339 109 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4
2013 ANA MLB 15 1 20.0 3.24 121 .265 .255 .319 .394 .263 .375 95 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4
2013 ARK AA 17 15 79.3 5.60 66 .277 .256 .325 .401 .263 .290 96 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2014 ANA MLB 7 0 12.3 6.27 43 .353 .242 .306 .368 .257 .378 96 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2014 ARK AA 22 22 140.7 4.64 82 .255 .249 .316 .373 .254 .258 90 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

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
2012 GBR int 0 0 0 1 0 3.3 6 1 5 1 0% .455 16.2 2.7 2.7 13.5 2.10 10.80 0.0 0.0
2012 ORM Rk 0 2 0 11 9 22.0 23 11 21 2 58% .339 9.4 4.5 0.8 8.6 1.55 4.91 4.6 0.4
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 0 15 1 20.0 24 6 17 0 42% .375 10.8 2.7 0.0 7.7 1.50 7.20 3.2 0.4
2013 ARK AA 6 3 0 17 15 79.3 77 36 51 8 50% .290 8.7 4.1 0.9 5.8 1.42 4.20 -4.7 -0.5
2014 ANA MLB 1 0 0 7 0 12.3 16 9 9 2 59% .378 11.7 6.6 1.5 6.6 2.03 8.76 -2.4 -0.3
2014 ARK AA 11 7 0 22 22 140.7 121 53 79 9 51% .258 7.7 3.4 0.6 5.1 1.24 2.62 -0.8 -0.1

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 370 0.4757 0.4378 0.8395 0.6193 0.2732 0.8991 0.7170 0.1605
2014 239 0.4268 0.4017 0.8333 0.6078 0.2482 0.9194 0.6765 0.1667
Career6090.45650.42360.83710.61480.26340.90710.70110.1629

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2013 ANA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14. DFA by LA Angels 4/27/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/1/14. Contract selected by LA Angels 7/5/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by LA Angels 4/13/13.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2012 (9-297) (South Carolina). $20,000 signing bonus.

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 0 0 0 0 0 33.2 29 12 20 3 .259 1.25 3.85 4.18 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 26.8 26 10 16 3 .275 1.36 4.30 4.67 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 22.4 23 9 14 2 .287 1.44 4.63 5.03 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 18.8 20 8 11 2 .297 1.51 4.92 5.35 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 17 7 9 2 .307 1.58 5.20 5.65 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 12.3 15 6 7 1 .316 1.66 5.49 5.96 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 9.0 11 5 5 1 .327 1.74 5.80 6.3 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 7 3 3 1 .339 1.84 6.17 6.71 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 1 0 0 0 .356 1.98 6.71 7.29 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000014.516792.3041.565.155.60.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
30% 48% 18% 37% 78%

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
20152521044047491832547.3011.444.574.969.43.56.21.0-0.0
20162621037040401731447.2981.444.244.609.13.97.00.90.2
20172721032034371426347.3131.504.675.089.83.76.90.8-0.0
20182811029031341223447.3081.484.805.229.93.56.71.2-0.1
20192921032034361325447.3071.444.584.989.53.46.61.1-0.0
20203021031033351324447.3051.454.474.869.53.56.51.10.0
20213111029031331223347.3061.454.474.869.63.56.70.90.0
20223211028030311122347.3071.424.504.899.43.36.70.90.0
20233310025027291019347.3071.444.544.939.73.36.31.00.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1416.724.320.910.69.686.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Ryan Tucker 2011 9.00
2 91 Kyle Drabek 2012 5.17
3 91 Juan Gutierrez 2008 0.00 DNP
4 90 Trevor Bell 2011 3.67
5 89 Anthony Bass 2012 5.47
6 89 Alex Burnett 2012 4.27
7 89 Ubaldo Jimenez 2008 4.39
8 88 Tyson Ross 2011 3.00
9 88 Jeff Samardzija 2009 7.53
10 88 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
11 88 Shairon Martis 2011 0.00 DNP
12 88 Charlie Haeger 2008 20.77
13 87 Ivan Nova 2011 4.03
14 87 Jon Lester 2008 3.34
15 86 Jeanmar Gomez 2012 6.55
16 86 Troy Patton 2010 0.00
17 86 Josh Outman 2009 4.01
18 86 Alex Sanabia 2013 5.37
19 86 Lance Broadway 2008 7.07
20 86 D.J. Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
21 85 Macay McBride 2007 5.79
22 85 Gavin Floyd 2007 5.79
23 85 Chuck Lofgren 2010 0.00 DNP
24 85 Mark Holliman 2008 0.00 DNP
25 85 Carlos Rosa 2009 3.38
26 85 Nathan Adcock 2012 3.38
27 85 Casey Coleman 2012 7.40
28 85 Michael Kirkman 2011 7.24
29 85 Clayton Tanner 2012 0.00 DNP
30 85 Brooks Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
31 84 Sean O'Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
32 84 AJ Schugel 2013 0.00 DNP
33 84 Fabio Castro 2009 0.00 DNP
34 84 Dan Cortes 2011 5.91
35 84 Luke French 2010 4.83
36 84 Oswaldo Sosa 2010 0.00 DNP
37 84 Cesar Jimenez 2009 0.00 DNP
38 84 Zach Stewart 2011 5.88
39 84 Graham Stoneburner 2012 0.00 DNP
40 84 Trevor Reckling 2013 0.00 DNP
41 84 Clayton Mortensen 2009 9.98
42 84 Steven Hensley 2011 0.00 DNP
43 83 Franklin Morales 2010 7.22
44 83 Ryan Searle 2013 0.00 DNP
45 83 Wily Peralta 2013 5.25
46 83 Josh Stinson 2012 0.96
47 83 Joe Kelly 2012 4.21
48 83 Merrill Kelly 2013 0.00 DNP
49 83 Junichi Tazawa 2010 0.00 DNP
50 83 Billy Buckner 2008 3.21
51 83 John Gast 2013 5.11
52 82 Jimmy Nelson 2013 0.90
53 82 Dallas Trahern 2010 0.00 DNP
54 82 Travis Wood 2011 4.84
55 82 Justin Cassel 2009 0.00 DNP
56 82 Enrique Gonzalez 2007 18.00
57 82 T.J. McFarland 2013 4.46
58 82 Chaz Roe 2011 0.00 DNP
59 82 Brad Meyers 2010 0.00 DNP
60 82 Esmil Rogers 2010 7.38
61 82 Miguel Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
62 82 Nick Additon 2012 0.00 DNP
63 82 Vance Worley 2012 4.67
64 82 Anthony Ortega 2010 0.00 DNP
65 82 Felipe Paulino 2008 0.00 DNP
66 82 Zach Jackson 2007 0.00 DNP
67 82 Justin Grimm 2013 6.43
68 82 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 5.38
69 82 Sean Burnett 2007 0.00 DNP
70 82 Kyle Weiland 2011 8.03
71 82 James Houser 2009 0.00 DNP
72 81 Brandon Cumpton 2013 2.35
73 81 Michael Bowden 2011 4.05
74 81 J.C. Ramirez 2013 8.25
75 81 Yorman Bazardo 2009 8.72
76 81 Chorye Spoone 2010 0.00 DNP
77 81 Chris Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
78 81 Marc Rzepczynski 2010 5.23
79 81 Liam Hendriks 2013 7.42
80 81 Nick Barnese 2013 0.00 DNP
81 81 Daryl Thompson 2010 0.00 DNP
82 81 Alex Cobb 2012 4.42
83 81 Jon Kibler 2011 0.00 DNP
84 81 Rubby De La Rosa 2013 5.56
85 81 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
86 81 Cory Rauschenberger 2009 0.00 DNP
87 81 Greg Reynolds 2010 0.00 DNP
88 81 Justin Germano 2007 4.86
89 81 Josh Johnson 2008 3.71
90 81 Mike Kickham 2013 10.80
91 81 Dillon Gee 2010 2.73
92 81 Cesar Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
93 81 Chris Tillman 2012 3.98
94 81 Matthew Tracy 2013 0.00 DNP
95 81 Casey Crosby 2013 0.00 DNP
96 81 Jordan Walden 2012 3.46
97 81 Kevin Mulvey 2009 8.14
98 80 Alex Colome 2013 4.50
99 80 David Phelps 2011 0.00 DNP
100 80 Luis Marte 2011 2.45

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .257 .297 .286 .230
11 vs R (Multi) .333 .400 .378 .297
18 Split (Multi) -.076 -.103 -.092 -.067
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .257 .297 .286 .230
31 vs R (2013) .333 .400 .378 .297
38 Split (2013) -.076 -.103 -.092 -.067
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).

BP Articles

Michael Roth is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rays to the TopR.J. Anderson2014-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 4, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-04
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 31Jeff Moore2013-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 18-19Jeff Moore2013-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Angels' DemonsR.J. Anderson2013-09-26
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Nick Bacarella2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Chris Mosch2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Andrew Koo2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Satchel Price2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Best Players We Snubbed This SpringSam Miller2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Up in Their GrilliDaniel Rathman2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 17th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-17
Pebble Hunting: The Starts That Defied FIPSam Miller2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-11
Pebble Hunting: Every Thing That's Been Wrong with the AngelsSam Miller2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walked By an AngelGeoff Young2013-04-30
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/26Ben Lindbergh2013-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-24
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This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Preseason College All-Americans: Preseason Picks for NCAA's BestKendall Rogers2013-01-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)How does Michael Roth get such great extension on the mound? Is that natural or was it taught to him
(Alex from LA)
Roth has solid momentum throughout the delivery, and finishes with strong posture, but the most impressive part of his mechanics that contribute to his extension is that he continues the forward progression of his body after foot-strike. At the National Pitching Association we called it "Stack and Track" - a pitcher who maintains a stack upper-body (good posture) while tracking towards the target after foot strike can achieve great extension. It requires strong functional strength and good balance with flex in the front knee (as opposed to a stiff landing leg), allowing the center-of-mass to drift closer to the plate. Finally, Roth has a naturally late release - he has a closed stride, and the only way to reach full extension is to release the baseball at a later point in trunk rotation than the average pitcher.

Another pitcher who is great at this is Madison Bumgarner.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Michael Roth has thrown 676 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Change (78mph) and Sinker (85mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (76mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (69mph).