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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
48.0 4.94 1.38 31 2 3 0 -0.2
Birth Date1-26-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-1.42010
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
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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
2007 SEA 24 26 0 38.7 0.0 38.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 168 39 19 17 4 63 15 14 2 42 3.96 3.80 4.49 4.3 0.4
2008 SEA 25 47 12 118.3 72.0 46.3 5 3 2 1 8 0 506 114 49 45 13 182 48 48 2 77 3.42 4.56 4.78 7.3 0.7
2009 SEA 26 15 15 96.3 96.3 0.0 5 4 0 0 9 2 401 87 43 40 9 136 27 27 4 52 3.74 4.24 4.71 7.8 0.8
2010 SEA 27 27 20 109.3 101.3 8.0 1 10 0 0 4 1 510 141 94 82 25 258 44 42 7 49 6.75 6.52 6.32 -11.0 -1.4
2014 ARI 31 6 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 7 5 4 0 8 4 3 0 9 4.91 2.28 2.89 1.4 0.1
Career12147370.0269.7100.3121721213161838821018851647138134152294.574.935.169.70.7

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
2007 SEA MLB 26 0 38.7 4.49 102 .285 .273 .339 .429 .267 .337 94 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2008 SEA MLB 47 12 118.3 4.78 96 .259 .266 .336 .412 .263 .276 97 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
2009 SEA MLB 15 15 96.3 4.71 99 .240 .269 .333 .431 .262 .252 97 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2010 SEA MLB 27 20 109.3 6.32 56 .339 .264 .329 .416 .262 .301 98 -10.2 -1.1 -11.0 -1.4
2011 OKL AAA 22 19 104.7 5.48 89 .301 .274 .340 .431 .260 .350 93 9.8 0.9 7.6 0.4
2011 AST Rk 2 2 6.7 4.05 115 .321 .257 .333 .360 .258 .409 91 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 30 8 77.7 5.05 89 .275 .268 .330 .414 .264 .296 91 4.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
2013 PAW AAA 37 0 52.3 2.87 133 .207 .251 .326 .384 .254 .236 99 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2013 AUS int 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ARI MLB 6 0 7.3 2.89 134 .274 .222 .281 .349 .241 .350 110 1.6 0.2 1.4 0.1
2014 BUF AAA 12 0 14.0 8.16 24 .247 .261 .331 .399 .253 .171 103 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2014 LOU AAA 12 1 15.0 4.24 116 .242 .262 .330 .404 .255 .365 110 2.4 0.2 2.3 0.2

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
2007 SEA MLB 1 0 0 26 0 38.7 39 15 42 4 35% .337 9.1 3.5 0.9 9.8 1.40 3.96 4.3 0.4
2008 SEA MLB 5 3 2 47 12 118.3 114 48 77 13 41% .276 8.7 3.7 1.0 5.9 1.37 3.42 7.3 0.7
2009 SEA MLB 5 4 0 15 15 96.3 87 27 52 9 40% .252 8.1 2.5 0.8 4.9 1.18 3.74 7.8 0.8
2010 SEA MLB 1 10 0 27 20 109.3 141 44 49 25 38% .301 11.6 3.6 2.1 4.0 1.69 6.75 -11.0 -1.4
2011 OKL AAA 2 10 1 22 19 104.7 131 41 87 16 40% .350 11.3 3.5 1.4 7.5 1.64 6.19 7.6 0.4
2011 AST Rk 0 1 0 2 2 6.7 9 3 7 0 55% .409 12.2 4.0 0.0 9.4 1.80 1.35 1.3 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 3 6 0 30 8 77.7 75 41 62 6 33% .296 8.7 4.8 0.7 7.2 1.49 3.94 5.8 0.5
2013 PAW AAA 7 0 1 37 0 52.3 37 15 45 3 44% .236 6.4 2.6 0.5 7.7 0.99 1.55 11.7 1.2
2013 AUS int 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 2 1 1 0 0% .333 10.8 5.4 0.0 5.4 1.80 5.40 0.0 0.0
2014 ARI MLB 0 0 0 6 0 7.3 7 4 9 0 30% .350 8.6 4.9 0.0 11.0 1.50 4.91 1.4 0.1
2014 BUF AAA 1 0 0 12 0 14.0 10 3 11 4 33% .171 6.4 1.9 2.6 7.1 0.93 5.14 -3.1 -0.3
2014 LOU AAA 0 0 0 12 1 15.0 19 4 9 0 58% .365 11.4 2.4 0.0 5.4 1.53 4.20 2.3 0.2

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
2008 1897 0.5224 0.4523 0.8159 0.6216 0.2671 0.8506 0.7273 0.1841
2009 1501 0.5543 0.4717 0.8701 0.6238 0.2825 0.9017 0.7831 0.1299
2010 1809 0.5279 0.4643 0.8774 0.6534 0.2529 0.9199 0.7546 0.1226
2014 136 0.4779 0.4519 0.8033 0.6769 0.2394 0.8636 0.6471 0.1967
Career53430.53210.46180.85160.63440.26590.88870.75020.1484

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-26 2013-07-28 Minors 32 0 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy - -
2012-04-19 2012-05-21 Minors 32 27 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-06-23 2011-08-07 Minors 45 0 Left Fingers Contusion Index Finger Bunting -
2010-07-28 2010-09-03 15-DL 37 33 Low Back Strain -
2009-04-11 2009-06-23 15-DL 73 64 Left Elbow Inflammation Triceps Tendinitis -
2006-04-06 2006-06-02 Minors 57 0 Left Elbow Strain - -
2005-07-21 2005-07-28 Minors 7 7 Right Knee Tendonitis - -
2003-08-25 2003-09-15 Minors 21 0 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $575,000
2013 BOS $
2012 CHN $
2011 HOU $725,000
2010 SEA $440,000
2009 SEA $420,000
2008 SEA $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,980,000
2011Current$575,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,555,000
5 yrTotal$2,555,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 79 dJoe Longo1 year/$0.575M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/16/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.575M in majors. Contract selected by Arizona 3/14. DFA by Arizona 4/18/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/21/14 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston a free agent 2/23/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs a free agent 2/2/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/9/10. DFA by Houston 3/31/11. Re-signed by Houston as a free agent 4/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10. Non-tendered by Seattle 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/06. Re-signed by Seattle 2/07.
  • 1 year (2005). Selected by Minnesota from Seattle in Rule 5 draft 12/04. Signed 3/05. Returned to Seattle from Minnesota 3/05.
  • Signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from Australia.

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 3.5 3.1 0.5 21 9 64.7 57 18 39 7 .266 1.16 3.80 4.13 5.7 0.6
80o 3.1 3 0.4 19 8 58.8 55 18 36 7 .279 1.24 4.19 4.55 2.3 0.2
70o 2.8 2.8 0.4 17 8 54.6 54 17 33 7 .289 1.30 4.47 4.85 0.3 0.0
60o 2.5 2.8 0.4 16 7 51.1 52 17 31 7 .297 1.35 4.71 5.12 -1.2 -0.1
50o 2.3 2.7 0.3 15 7 47.9 51 16 29 7 .305 1.40 4.94 5.37 -2.5 -0.3
40o 2.1 2.6 0.3 14 6 44.7 49 16 27 6 .313 1.45 5.17 5.62 -3.5 -0.4
30o 1.9 2.4 0.3 13 6 41.4 47 15 25 6 .321 1.51 5.43 5.9 -4.4 -0.5
20o 1.7 2.3 0.2 12 5 37.7 45 14 23 6 .331 1.57 5.73 6.22 -5.2 -0.5
10o 1.4 2.1 0.2 10 5 32.6 41 13 20 5 .345 1.67 6.15 6.69 -6.0 -0.6
Weighted Mean2.32.60.315747.25016297.3031.394.915.34-2.3-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
12% 21% 11% 16% 38%

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
201532661471614214846841939.3011.374.785.209.42.95.31.2-0.5
201633561431513014140741839.3061.404.985.429.82.85.11.2-0.7
201734561411412313140711839.3031.394.955.389.62.95.21.3-0.6
201835551381311312036651639.3001.384.885.309.62.95.21.3-0.5
201936451351210411033601539.3001.384.825.249.52.95.21.3-0.4
20203744132119510130541339.3001.374.825.249.52.85.11.2-0.3
2021384413010899428501239.3001.384.825.249.52.85.11.2-0.3
202239441289838827461139.3001.394.825.249.62.95.01.2-0.3
202340441289848927451239.2971.394.795.219.62.94.81.3-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.22.552.5out of baseballout of baseball11.2

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4 87 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
5 87 Ryan Jensen 2007 0.00 DNP
6 87 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
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8 86 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
9 85 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
10 85 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
11 85 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
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13 83 Lenny DiNardo 2011 0.00 DNP
14 83 Tim Redding 2009 5.40
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16 82 Gary Knotts 2008 0.00 DNP
17 82 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
18 82 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
19 82 Brad Hennessey 2011 0.00 DNP
20 81 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
21 81 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
22 81 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
23 81 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
24 80 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
25 80 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
26 80 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
27 79 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
28 79 Scott Richmond 2011 0.00
29 79 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
30 79 Brian Stokes 2011 0.00 DNP
31 79 Jimmy Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
32 79 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
33 79 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
34 79 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
35 78 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
36 78 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
37 78 Eric DuBose 2007 0.00 DNP
38 78 Victor Santos 2008 0.00 DNP
39 78 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
40 78 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
41 78 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
42 78 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
43 77 Josh Towers 2008 0.00 DNP
44 77 Kyle Snyder 2009 0.00 DNP
45 77 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
46 77 Boof Bonser 2013 0.00 DNP
47 77 Scott Elarton 2007 10.70
48 77 Eddie Bonine 2012 0.00 DNP
49 77 Matt Kinney 2008 0.00 DNP
50 77 Jae Weong Seo 2008 0.00 DNP
51 77 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
52 77 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
53 76 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
54 76 Kirk Saarloos 2010 0.00 DNP
55 76 Anthony Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
56 76 Chad Durbin 2009 4.91
57 76 Joshua Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
58 76 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
59 76 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
60 76 Clay Condrey 2007 5.40
61 75 Chris Waters 2012 0.00 DNP
62 75 Oliver Perez 2013 3.91
63 75 Armando Galarraga 2013 0.00 DNP
64 75 Horacio Ramirez 2011 7.00
65 75 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
66 75 Yunesky Maya 2013 54.00
67 75 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
68 75 Tony Armas 2009 0.00 DNP
69 75 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
70 75 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
71 75 Brandon Backe 2009 10.38
72 75 Joe Mays 2007 0.00 DNP
73 75 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
74 75 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
75 75 Mark Mulder 2009 0.00 DNP
76 74 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
77 74 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
78 74 Saul Rogovin 1955 4.40
79 74 Mike Smithson 1986 5.55
80 74 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
81 74 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
82 74 Gene Conley 1962 4.32 DNP
83 74 Ray Washburn 1969 4.01
84 74 Tim Corcoran 2009 0.00 DNP
85 74 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
86 74 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
87 74 Todd Ritchie 2003 5.40
88 74 Matt Zaleski 2013 0.00 DNP
89 74 Michael O'Connor 2012 0.00 DNP
90 74 Chris Narveson 2013 0.00
91 74 Doug Rau 1980 0.00 DNP
92 74 Ray Herbert 1961 5.04
93 74 Nelson Briles 1975 4.74 DNP
94 74 Paul Minner 1955 3.87
95 74 Rick Wise 1977 4.77
96 74 Kenny Rogers 1996 4.88
97 74 John Tudor 1985 2.23
98 74 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
99 74 Gary Majewski 2011 0.00 DNP
100 74 Kenny Baugh 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Ryan Rowland-Smith pitched so poorly he got lit up even in the cavernous Safeco Field, but a conversion to relief may be what he needs.
2011 Rowland-Smith, who’s known as “RRS” or “Hyphen” to linguistically lazy Mariners fans, is—stop us if you’ve heard this before—another slow-throwing, fly ball-oriented lefty who relied on Safeco Field to protect him from those big, bad opposing batters. Unlike Jason Vargas—but like Luke French—Rowland-Smith lacks the stuff to succeed even with the aid of Seattle’s spacious home park, since despite Bud Selig’s tendency to tinker with time-honored institutions of the sport (as long as doing so doesn’t detract from the all-important “human element”), it’s safe to say that road games are here to stay. Away from Safeco, the southpaw might as well have warmed up to the “1812 Overture,” since his practice pitches gave way to an aerial bombardment the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Lima Time. Rowland-Smith allowed an astonishing 19 home runs in 55 innings away from Seattle, and in light of his middling control and plummeting strikeout rate, he wasn't going to be of much use to the Mariners, and perhaps not to anyone else. This hard truth did not prevent the hapless Astros from signing Hyphen to dash into their fifth-starter scrum. Minute Maid Park is a far cry from Safeco in the way it treats fly balls aspiring to become home runs, and even though the stadium features a retractable roof, visitors holding tickets for left-field seating are advised to bring their umbrellas: it's going to be raining souvenirs on the Crawford Boxes.
2010 Rowland-Smith won the fifth starter's job in spring training but made just one start before triceps tendinitis put him on the DL for more than three months, at which point the Mariners sent him back to Tacoma to work on his command. He wasn't great there, but he succeeded in shaving his walk rate and was called back roughly a month later. In the 14 starts remaining to him he walked just 2.2 per nine innings, and logged 11 quality starts (although two were blown after the sixth inning). That more than filled the bill as far as what they were looking for by way of improvement, particularly at home where the park shielded him from the consequences of his fly-balling ways. The hyphenated Australian is still a bit of an unknown in terms of how good he might be if healthy enough to handle a full season in the rotation, but he showed enough in the second half to merit the benefit of the doubt going into 2010.
2009 The Mariners brought Rowland-Smith out of the bullpen for a spot start on July 1, and he entered the rotation for good five weeks later, posting a 3.50 ERA in 72 innings in his new role. However, Rowland-Smith didn't show the peripherals normally associated with a figure that low, and benefited from a favorable BABIP, strand rate, and homer-to-fly ball ratio. He'll begin the season in the rotation, but might be destined to spend his days as a staff tweener—possessing four pitches might make him look like a starter, but unless one of them becomes a truly plus offering, he simply won't be able to keep up appearances.
2008 Purportedly the first player in major league history with a hyphenated last name, Aussie Rowland-Smith spent the last two years in the bullpen, but was working on a conversion back to starting in winter ball. The lefty has a broad enough assortment of pitches to make it work and figures to start the season in Tacoma to see if it does.
2005 Another Australian, and another Olympic participant (he was outstanding). Rowland-Smith's bounced between starting and relieving as he's moved up the system slowly, trying to improve his delivery to make it shorter, easier and, hopefully, improve the speed on his fastball and movement on his pitches.. With the kind of stuff he offers, the split role is a little baffling; you'd think they'd want to keep him starting, if only to get him the work until he clearly forced the conversion issue much later.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your (way too) early pick for most improved team in 2010 is ____. Thanks for the chat, Jay.
(mattymatty2000 from philly, pa)
Mariners. The addition of Lee to a staff whose #2 starter was... Ryan Rowland-Smith? is huge, and nabbing Figgins while subtracting him from their chief rivals was big as well. They've still got work to do in a few other places, but that's a good start.

Boston adding Lackey and Cameron is also prety nifty. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Ryan Rowland-Smith has thrown 6,079 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Curve (75mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph) and Sinker (89mph). He also rarely throws a Change (81mph).