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Portrait of Sam Runion

Sam Runion PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
48.3 6.09 1.67 21 1 0 1 -1.0
Birth Date11-9-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.02014
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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

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 ROY Rk 12 9 51.0 5.71 84 .272 .263 .353 .383 .269 .399 100 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2008 BUR A 9 5 40.7 8.16 7 .345 .258 .327 .387 .270 .303 98 -11.5 -1.2 -11.5 -1.2
2008 BNC Rk 10 10 48.3 5.90 64 .249 .265 .345 .400 .270 .277 91 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2009 BUR A 28 28 135.0 6.67 56 .315 .257 .334 .375 .261 .349 105 -10.9 -1.1 -10.9 -1.1
2010 BUR A 23 0 37.7 6.19 73 .305 .260 .335 .381 .258 .356 105 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2011 ROY Rk 7 2 9.0 3.24 140 .232 .284 .352 .410 .274 .280 99 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2012 WIL A+ 27 0 49.7 4.02 101 .259 .258 .325 .390 .262 .338 88 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2012 NWA AA 10 0 15.7 4.18 104 .219 .249 .316 .366 .254 .302 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 NWA AA 37 1 55.7 4.65 94 .251 .252 .316 .393 .258 .306 102 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2013 OMA AAA 1 0 2.7 6.39 56 .395 .247 .322 .390 .258 .500 90 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2014 POT A+ 5 0 9.0 2.90 133 .232 .250 .310 .376 .252 .292 94 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 HAR AA 9 0 12.7 3.73 119 .203 .262 .331 .378 .262 .286 102 1.8 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 MNT AA 9 0 13.7 5.14 81 .309 .251 .325 .371 .265 .300 98 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2014 SYR AAA 5 1 11.3 3.86 113 .274 .255 .321 .384 .250 .412 96 2.5 0.3 2.2 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 ROY Rk 3 4 0 12 9 51.0 61 17 51 4 56% .399 10.8 3.0 0.7 9.0 1.53 5.82 5.5 0.5
2008 BNC Rk 3 4 0 10 10 48.3 47 10 30 4 55% .277 8.8 1.9 0.7 5.6 1.18 3.35 -3.1 -0.3
2008 BUR A 2 5 0 9 5 40.7 54 9 11 7 52% .303 11.9 2.0 1.5 2.4 1.55 5.75 -11.5 -1.2
2009 BUR A 5 11 0 28 28 135.0 193 45 62 17 47% .349 12.9 3.0 1.1 4.1 1.76 6.60 -10.9 -1.1
2010 BUR A 4 2 1 23 0 37.7 51 14 24 3 57% .356 12.2 3.3 0.7 5.7 1.72 6.45 -2.9 -0.3
2011 ROY Rk 1 1 0 7 2 9.0 7 4 10 0 44% .280 7.0 4.0 0.0 10.0 1.22 1.00 4.0 0.4
2012 NWA AA 1 0 3 10 0 15.7 13 4 11 0 47% .302 7.5 2.3 0.0 6.3 1.09 2.30 0.9 0.1
2012 WIL A+ 3 1 6 27 0 49.7 54 12 39 1 56% .338 9.8 2.2 0.2 7.1 1.33 2.36 3.2 0.3
2013 NWA AA 4 2 0 37 1 55.7 53 13 45 4 52% .306 8.6 2.1 0.6 7.3 1.19 3.72 2.6 0.3
2013 OMA AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.7 6 1 0 0 50% .500 20.2 3.4 0.0 0.0 2.62 13.50 -0.5 -0.0
2014 SYR AAA 0 1 0 5 1 11.3 14 2 13 0 44% .412 11.1 1.6 0.0 10.3 1.41 4.76 2.2 0.2
2014 POT A+ 1 0 0 5 0 9.0 8 2 10 1 32% .292 8.0 2.0 1.0 10.0 1.11 2.00 2.2 0.2
2014 HAR AA 0 1 0 9 0 12.7 11 1 11 1 67% .286 7.8 0.7 0.7 7.8 0.95 4.26 2.0 0.2
2014 MNT AA 0 0 0 9 0 13.7 14 6 12 2 40% .300 9.2 4.0 1.3 7.9 1.46 5.27 -0.3 -0.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-23 2014-08-04 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-10 2014-05-21 Minors 41 0 - Shoulder - -
2011-08-05 2011-09-06 Minors 32 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-01 2010-09-07 Minors 37 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • signed 6/28/07
  • Reynolds (Ashville NC) High School
  • $0.504M signing bonus
  • 07 2-66

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 1.9 0.7 1.6 39 0 63.4 66 23 26 8 .271 1.41 4.87 5.29 -5.3 -0.5
80o 1.7 0.5 1.3 35 0 57.0 64 22 23 7 .285 1.51 5.33 5.79 -8.0 -0.8
70o 1.5 0.5 1.2 33 0 52.6 62 22 21 7 .296 1.60 5.67 6.16 -9.5 -1.0
60o 1.4 0.4 1 30 0 48.9 61 21 20 7 .305 1.67 5.96 6.48 -10.5 -1.1
50o 1.2 0.3 0.9 28 0 45.5 59 20 19 7 .314 1.74 6.24 6.79 -11.3 -1.2
40o 1.1 0.3 0.8 26 0 42.2 57 20 17 7 .323 1.81 6.53 7.1 -11.9 -1.2
30o 1 0.2 0.7 24 0 38.8 54 19 16 6 .332 1.88 6.85 7.44 -12.3 -1.3
20o 0.9 0.2 0.6 22 0 34.9 51 18 14 6 .343 1.98 7.22 7.85 -12.6 -1.3
10o 0.7 0.1 0.5 18 0 29.7 47 16 12 5 .358 2.12 7.76 8.44 -12.5 -1.3
Weighted Mean1.20.30.928044.85720187.3121.726.206.74-10.9-1.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152610120033401417547.3101.655.966.4811.03.94.71.4-0.6
20162710123037461517547.3101.655.806.3011.23.64.11.2-0.6
20172810124038471519547.3101.625.636.1111.03.54.51.2-0.5
20182910123038461518547.3061.615.455.9210.93.64.31.2-0.4
20193010123037451419547.3081.585.465.9410.83.44.61.2-0.4
20203110122036431418547.3051.585.385.8510.83.54.51.2-0.4
20213210121034411317547.3041.575.345.8010.73.44.51.3-0.3
20223310120033391216447.3041.565.305.7610.73.34.41.1-0.3
20233410119031371115447.3041.535.295.7510.63.24.31.1-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.711.91.7out of baseball6.3

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40 88 Austin Fleet 2012 0.00 DNP
41 88 Mike Ramlow 2011 0.00 DNP
42 88 Chuckie Fick 2011 0.00 DNP
43 88 Steven Jackson 2007 0.00 DNP
44 88 Jeff Housman 2007 0.00 DNP
45 88 Michael Jarman 2010 0.00 DNP
46 87 Ching Lung Lo 2011 0.00 DNP
47 87 Chris Kissock 2010 0.00 DNP
48 87 Nick Czyz 2012 0.00 DNP
49 87 Jose Pina 2011 0.00 DNP
50 87 Shane McCatty 2012 0.00 DNP
51 87 Robert Blevins 2010 0.00 DNP
52 87 Daniel Mahoney 2013 0.00 DNP
53 87 Adam Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
54 87 Gabriel Alvarado 2012 0.00 DNP
55 87 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2010 0.00 DNP
56 87 Mike Kenney 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 Jeff Allison 2010 0.00 DNP
58 87 Jairo Asencio 2008 0.00 DNP
59 87 Phil Dumatrait 2007 15.00
60 87 Sean Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
61 87 Nicholas Haughian 2012 0.00 DNP
62 87 Adam Bass 2007 0.00 DNP
63 87 Marlon Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
64 87 Moises Robles 2009 0.00 DNP
65 87 Rommie Lewis 2008 0.00 DNP
66 87 Stiven Osuna 2012 0.00 DNP
67 87 Mario Alvarez 2009 0.00 DNP
68 87 Chi-Hung Cheng 2010 0.00 DNP
69 87 Brian Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
70 87 Pete Ruiz 2013 0.00 DNP
71 86 Aaron Breit 2011 0.00 DNP
72 86 Trevor Feeney 2011 0.00 DNP
73 86 Justin Collop 2013 0.00 DNP
74 86 Jon George 2010 0.00 DNP
75 86 Jose Duran 2010 0.00 DNP
76 86 Beltran Perez 2007 0.00 DNP
77 86 Justin Mallett 2007 0.00 DNP
78 86 J.D. Martin 2008 0.00 DNP
79 86 Kelvin Villa 2011 0.00 DNP
80 86 Jeffrey Lorick 2013 0.00 DNP
81 86 Johnnie Lowe 2010 0.00 DNP
82 86 Ryan O'Shea 2011 0.00 DNP
83 86 Mike Esposito 2007 0.00 DNP
84 86 Garrett Broshuis 2007 0.00 DNP
85 86 Melkin Laureano 2011 0.00 DNP
86 86 Jason Stephens 2010 0.00 DNP
87 86 Scot Drucker 2007 0.00 DNP
88 86 Fredy Deza 2008 0.00 DNP
89 86 Tim Adleman 2013 0.00 DNP
90 86 Erik Arnesen 2009 0.00 DNP
91 86 Eric Arnett 2013 0.00 DNP
92 86 Jino Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
93 86 Steven Calicutt 2009 0.00 DNP
94 86 Chad Wagler 2009 0.00 DNP
95 86 Matthew Long 2009 0.00 DNP
96 86 Bryan Hallberg 2010 0.00 DNP
97 85 Curtis Partch 2012 0.00 DNP
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99 85 David Shinskie 2009 0.00 DNP
100 85 Garrett Mock 2008 4.39

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 The Royals thought Sam Runion was yet another young arm with projection, but they can't all work out.
2009 The Royals' second-round pick in '07, Sam Runion was held back in Rookie ball, then after eventually advancing to the Midwest League showed that he still has much to learn by fanning just six percent of the hitters he faced despite a good fastball.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Sam Runion threw 9 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Curve (79mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph).