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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
49.7 3.90 1.39 50 3 2 1 0.3
Birth Date3-30-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22010
0.32011
-0.02012
2013
0.32014
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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
2009 SFN 24 11 0 8.7 0.0 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 6 1 1 1 9 5 5 1 11 1.04 4.09 3.41 0.6 0.1
2010 SFN 25 41 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 3 0 0 2 0 0 144 29 12 11 1 39 20 17 1 37 3.03 3.17 3.30 1.9 0.2
2011 SFN 26 31 1 27.3 1.7 25.7 1 2 0 1 0 0 120 29 21 19 0 37 16 15 0 25 6.26 2.92 3.74 2.7 0.3
2012 SFN 27 6 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 5 0.00 3.68 4.47 -0.0 -0.0
Career89172.31.770.742030031765343128644393783.863.213.535.10.6

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 SLO A- 1 0 1.0 10.32 20 .353 .243 .308 .458 .241 .500 117 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2007 GIA Rk 15 0 18.3 3.71 128 .249 .261 .350 .359 .267 .326 95 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2008 AUG A 20 0 24.7 6.64 46 .294 .250 .318 .375 .253 .338 94 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2008 SLO A- 27 0 30.0 4.47 111 .231 .258 .347 .386 .266 .288 105 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2009 SFN MLB 11 0 8.7 3.41 115 .242 .257 .321 .418 .259 .250 89 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 AUG A 19 0 26.3 2.40 144 .149 .257 .319 .373 .269 .195 101 7.3 0.8 7.3 0.8
2009 SJO A+ 19 0 21.3 2.07 156 .170 .264 .342 .395 .267 .140 94 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2009 NRW AA 7 0 9.3 4.42 90 .272 .261 .336 .406 .269 .200 92 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 FRE AAA 2 0 2.0 3.08 122 .260 .254 .319 .383 .263 .333 81 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 SFN MLB 41 0 32.7 3.30 115 .260 .254 .326 .408 .270 .329 88 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 SJO A+ 1 1 1.0 2.09 157 .003 .284 .378 .439 .286 .000 104 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 FRE AAA 6 0 7.0 4.98 102 .244 .281 .351 .447 .273 .364 98 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 GIA Rk 1 1 2.0 1.96 157 -.023 .231 .288 .556 .255 .000 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 SUR Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 SUR Wnt 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 SFN MLB 31 1 27.3 3.74 107 .270 .260 .322 .409 .264 .367 97 1.8 0.2 2.7 0.3
2011 FRE AAA 17 10 52.0 4.86 107 .256 .286 .354 .451 .264 .324 98 12.4 1.2 11.7 1.1
2012 SFN MLB 6 0 3.7 4.47 86 .212 .249 .327 .401 .264 .167 91 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2012 SJO A+ 3 2 3.0 12.31 -103 .305 .286 .355 .456 .295 .200 80 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2012 FRE AAA 29 0 27.0 4.29 119 .307 .276 .336 .423 .262 .442 101 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2012 SCO Wnt 10 0 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 FRE AAA 51 0 52.3 5.71 86 .299 .280 .351 .440 .274 .331 101 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 FRE AAA 39 0 46.3 4.14 118 .256 .286 .353 .445 .275 .304 98 7.1 0.7 7.5 0.8

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 GIA Rk 1 2 4 15 0 18.3 15 6 24 1 70% .326 7.4 3.0 0.5 11.8 1.15 3.44 4.8 0.5
2007 SLO A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 25% .500 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 4.00 9.00 -0.5 -0.0
2008 AUG A 0 1 0 20 0 24.7 25 19 26 2 61% .338 9.1 6.9 0.7 9.5 1.78 5.47 -3.7 -0.4
2008 SLO A- 0 1 0 27 0 30.0 19 21 43 1 65% .288 5.7 6.3 0.3 12.9 1.33 2.10 4.8 0.5
2009 NRW AA 3 0 1 7 0 9.3 5 7 11 1 57% .200 4.8 6.8 1.0 10.6 1.29 0.97 0.3 0.0
2009 AUG A 1 1 11 19 0 26.3 8 13 45 0 78% .195 2.7 4.4 0.0 15.4 0.80 0.68 7.3 0.8
2009 FRE AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 50% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.3 0.0
2009 SJO A+ 1 0 5 19 0 21.3 8 4 26 1 59% .140 3.4 1.7 0.4 11.0 0.56 0.85 7.6 0.8
2009 SFN MLB 0 0 0 11 0 8.7 6 5 11 1 48% .250 6.2 5.2 1.0 11.4 1.27 1.04 0.6 0.1
2010 FRE AAA 0 1 0 6 0 7.0 8 4 5 0 59% .364 10.3 5.1 0.0 6.4 1.71 3.86 0.6 0.1
2010 SUR Wnt 1 0 0 3 0 3.0 0 1 3 0 0% .000 0.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
2010 SFN MLB 3 0 0 41 0 32.7 29 20 37 1 57% .329 8.0 5.5 0.3 10.2 1.50 3.03 1.9 0.2
2010 GIA Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 4 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.9 0.1
2010 SJO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2011 SFN MLB 1 2 0 31 1 27.3 29 16 25 0 49% .367 9.5 5.3 0.0 8.2 1.65 6.26 2.7 0.3
2011 FRE AAA 2 3 0 17 10 52.0 47 32 59 2 55% .324 8.1 5.5 0.3 10.2 1.52 3.98 11.7 1.1
2012 FRE AAA 0 2 1 29 0 27.0 36 14 33 2 43% .442 12.0 4.7 0.7 11.0 1.85 6.00 5.1 0.5
2012 SCO Wnt 1 1 1 10 0 8.0 6 7 11 0 0% .375 6.8 7.9 0.0 12.4 1.62 3.38 0.0 0.0
2012 SJO A+ 0 2 0 3 2 3.0 3 1 1 1 64% .200 9.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.33 6.00 -0.9 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB 0 0 0 6 0 3.7 1 3 5 0 33% .167 2.5 7.4 0.0 12.3 1.09 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2013 FRE AAA 3 7 1 51 0 52.3 58 37 50 5 58% .331 10.0 6.4 0.9 8.6 1.82 5.68 1.0 0.1
2014 FRE AAA 1 5 1 39 0 46.3 38 36 53 2 52% .304 7.4 7.0 0.4 10.3 1.60 3.30 7.5 0.8

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
2009 156 0.5064 0.3806 0.7627 0.5570 0.1948 0.8864 0.4000 0.2373
2010 570 0.5211 0.4035 0.7870 0.5758 0.2161 0.8655 0.5593 0.2130
2011 495 0.5636 0.4413 0.7844 0.6093 0.2222 0.8765 0.4583 0.2156
2012 63 0.5397 0.4286 0.7778 0.6765 0.1379 0.8261 0.5000 0.2222
Career12840.53660.41650.78260.59140.2120.87030.49810.2174

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-29 2014-05-09 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-03-26 2012-06-27 15-DL 93 75 Left Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2012-02-20 2012-03-26 Camp 35 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2011-09-29 2011-09-29 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-07-09 2010-09-01 15-DL 54 48 Left Knee Dislocation Patella -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $
2012 SFN $483,000
2011 SFN $418,500
2010 SFN $400,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,302,000
3 yrTotal$1,302,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 71 dSFX1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13. DFA by San Francisco 9/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4185M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by San Francisco 9/2/09.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2007 (9-248) (Cal-Riverside). $67,500 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 4.2 2.3 1 60 4 68.0 48 29 69 4 .272 1.12 2.71 2.95 13.8 1.4
80o 3.7 2.1 0.8 54 4 61.5 46 28 62 4 .287 1.21 3.11 3.38 9.1 0.9
70o 3.3 1.9 0.7 50 3 56.9 45 27 58 4 .299 1.27 3.40 3.7 6.2 0.6
60o 3.1 1.8 0.7 47 3 53.1 44 27 54 4 .309 1.33 3.66 3.97 4.0 0.4
50o 2.8 1.7 0.6 44 3 49.6 43 26 50 4 .318 1.39 3.90 4.24 2.0 0.2
40o 2.6 1.5 0.5 41 3 46.2 42 25 47 3 .327 1.45 4.14 4.5 0.4 0.0
30o 2.3 1.4 0.5 38 3 42.7 40 24 43 3 .337 1.51 4.41 4.79 -1.1 -0.1
20o 2.1 1.3 0.4 34 2 38.6 38 23 39 3 .349 1.59 4.73 5.14 -2.6 -0.3
10o 1.7 1.1 0.3 29 2 33.2 35 21 34 3 .365 1.70 5.18 5.63 -4.2 -0.4
Weighted Mean2.81.60.643349.04225493.3161.383.864.22.30.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 18% 18% 21% 45%

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
20153042170380734286754.3351.444.134.498.24.79.70.80.4
20163152178389724492654.3051.313.473.777.34.59.30.61.2
20173242175385734287654.3161.353.744.077.74.49.20.60.8
20183342173383733985654.3211.353.844.177.94.29.20.70.7
20193442167377673678654.3151.343.774.107.84.29.10.70.7
20203542164373653273654.3221.333.814.148.14.09.00.70.6
20213642162370613272554.3191.323.684.007.84.19.20.60.7
20223732158267593067554.3201.343.754.088.04.19.00.70.6
20233832157266582866554.3191.313.724.057.93.89.00.70.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.901.31.51.116.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 87 Alex Hinshaw 2012 6.04
2 85 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
3 85 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
4 84 Dennis Sarfate 2010 0.00 DNP
5 83 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
6 83 John Axford 2012 5.45
7 83 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
8 83 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
9 82 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
10 82 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
11 81 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
12 81 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
13 81 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
14 81 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
15 81 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
16 81 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
17 80 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
18 80 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
19 80 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
20 80 Justin Thomas 2013 0.00 DNP
21 80 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
22 80 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
23 79 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
24 79 Juan Morillo 2013 0.00 DNP
25 79 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
26 79 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
27 79 Rich Rundles 2010 0.00 DNP
28 78 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
29 78 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
30 78 Jason Bulger 2008 7.31
31 78 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
32 78 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
33 77 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
34 77 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
35 77 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
36 77 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
37 77 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
38 77 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
39 77 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
40 77 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
41 76 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
42 76 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
43 76 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
44 76 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
45 76 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
46 76 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
47 76 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
48 76 Charlie Manning 2008 5.36
49 76 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
50 76 Derrick Loop 2013 0.00 DNP
51 76 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
52 76 Jose Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
53 76 Neil Wagner 2013 4.03
54 76 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
55 76 Omar Beltre 2011 0.00 DNP
56 76 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
57 75 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
58 75 Gabe DeHoyos 2009 0.00 DNP
59 75 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
60 75 Anthony Slama 2013 0.00 DNP
61 75 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
62 75 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
63 75 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
64 75 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
65 75 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
66 75 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
67 75 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
68 75 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
69 74 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
70 74 Sean Green 2008 5.35
71 74 Beau Vaughan 2010 0.00 DNP
72 74 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
73 74 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
74 74 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
75 74 David Purcey 2011 5.61
76 74 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
77 74 Joe Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
78 74 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
79 73 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
80 73 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
81 73 Bob McCrory 2011 0.00 DNP
82 73 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
83 73 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
84 73 Jerry Blevins 2013 3.45
85 73 Ryan Bukvich 2007 5.80
86 73 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
87 73 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
88 73 Michael Wuertz 2008 4.63
89 73 Mike Benacka 2012 0.00 DNP
90 73 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
91 73 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
92 72 Kelvin Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
93 72 Juan Salas 2008 7.11
94 72 Rafael Cova 2011 0.00 DNP
95 72 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
96 72 Steve Delabar 2013 3.84
97 72 Brian Bruney 2011 6.86
98 72 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
99 72 Saul Rivera 2007 3.68
100 72 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

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).
2013 A strained left latissimus dorsi muscle caused Runzler to miss a large chunk of 2012. The injury didn't require surgery, and rest seemed to do the trick as his stuff returned to pre-injury form when he got back to game action in June. Though the Giants experimented with Runzler starting in 2011, he's best suited for the bullpen because of his fastball-slider repertoire and his shaky control. Runzler's heater is a big-velocity pitch, sitting in the mid-90s, and earns swinging strikes commensurate with that speed. He's much better against left-handed hitters, but he's not helpless against right-handers. If he limits his walks, he's a big-league reliever.
2012 Super-small-sample-size caveats, but Runzler was again excellent against lefties, which is all he would be asked to do in a perfectly efficient system. The Giants have an excellent LOOGY in Javier Lopez, though, so they had to go looking for ways to use Runzler. He started 10 games for Fresno and got one start in the majors, against a lefty-free Astros lineup. Though he maintained his 95 mph velocity, he was otherwise terrible in that start, got sent back to the bullpen, and allowed no runz in September. Between those platoon splits and his limited fastball/slider repertoire, there's no reason to think he'll be a good starter.
2011 As a hard-throwing lefty with control problems, Runzler is comparable to Hinshaw, the differences being that Runzlerís wildness hasnít yet reached the tipping point and heís not particularly well-suited to situational work, having posted a fairly even platoon split last year before a dislocated knee cap cost him nearly all of the seasonís second half. That split has reportedly tempted the Giants to convert Runzler to starting, something he last did in his final collegiate season with UC Riverside, with poor results. Not that thereís any room for Runzler in the Giantsí five-deep rotationómore likely, the goal is to stretch him out for long-relief duty.
2010 It's sort of a foolish exercise to talk about situational relief prospects, and Runzler's a good example of why. A ninth-round pick from UC Riverside in '07, control issues on mid-90s heat didn't seem like they were just going to go away... until they did, at which point he was on a rapid tour of the system, shooting up from the lowest full-season affiliate through every stop before arriving in the majors in September. Along the way, he held minor-league lefties to .114/.205/.127 while striking them out 41 percent of the time, and he was no less effective against big-leaguers. The one extra-base hit he allowed to lefties at any level was in his first game of the year (Sean Ratliff of Savannah); nobody scored. So just like that, the Giants have an excellent second lefty to back Affeldt, and effectively out of the uttermost depths of a farm system.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
Collateral Damage: NL West Year-End Injury SummaryCorey Dawkins2012-11-01
Collateral Damage: NL West Year-End Injury SummaryStephani Bee2012-11-01
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 26Daniel Rathman2012-09-26
BP Unfiltered: Nick Maronde's DebutSam Miller2012-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Spring Tune-UpsStephani Bee2012-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Spring Tune-UpsCorey Dawkins2012-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Valley of Infections and TearsStephani Bee2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Valley of Infections and TearsCorey Dawkins2012-03-05
Transaction Analysis: Weighing the OptionsBen Lindbergh2011-11-02
Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Bullpen BlowoutJay Jaffe2011-04-05
Team Injury Projection: San Francisco GiantsMarc Normandin2011-03-31
Team Injury Projection: San Francisco GiantsCorey Dawkins2011-03-31
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Dan Runzler has thrown 1,433 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Slider (81mph).