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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.33 1.36 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date12-21-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
2012
2013
-0.02014
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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
2010 CHN 24 7 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 48 18 11 11 2 28 5 4 1 7 12.38 6.86 5.99 -1.2 -0.1
2014 CHN 28 61 0 56.3 0.0 56.3 2 3 0 5 0 0 242 58 29 26 2 75 19 15 2 31 4.15 3.58 4.74 -1.6 -0.0
Career68064.30.064.3240500290764037410324193385.183.994.93-2.7-0.2

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
2010 CHN MLB 7 0 8.0 5.99 65 .410 .261 .324 .403 .267 .485 101 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 DAY A+ 21 0 27.0 3.79 122 .241 .253 .322 .367 .245 .302 109 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2012 TEN AA 29 0 42.0 3.33 124 .244 .255 .334 .376 .263 .339 100 8.4 0.9 8.3 0.9
2013 TEN AA 16 0 21.7 3.69 112 .258 .236 .311 .355 .249 .308 104 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2013 IOW AAA 38 0 41.7 4.04 112 .231 .259 .333 .399 .267 .301 93 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2014 CHN MLB 61 0 56.3 4.74 80 .254 .252 .310 .385 .259 .298 99 -1.7 -0.2 -1.6 -0.0
2014 IOW AAA 7 0 8.0 5.13 96 .248 .280 .341 .448 .277 .333 95 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2014 CUB Rk 1 0 1.0 5.68 85 .003 .274 .331 .392 .278 .000 96 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0

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
2010 CHN MLB 0 1 0 7 0 8.0 18 5 7 2 34% .485 20.2 5.6 2.2 7.9 2.88 12.38 -1.2 -0.1
2012 TEN AA 3 4 6 29 0 42.0 43 11 44 2 55% .339 9.2 2.4 0.4 9.4 1.29 3.00 8.3 0.9
2012 DAY A+ 0 1 2 21 0 27.0 27 2 19 1 52% .302 9.0 0.7 0.3 6.3 1.07 2.00 4.8 0.5
2013 IOW AAA 1 4 20 38 0 41.7 38 9 45 4 68% .301 8.2 1.9 0.9 9.7 1.13 3.24 5.6 0.6
2013 TEN AA 0 2 2 16 0 21.7 24 6 13 0 58% .308 10.0 2.5 0.0 5.4 1.38 0.83 2.5 0.3
2014 IOW AAA 0 0 3 7 0 8.0 10 3 4 0 73% .333 11.2 3.4 0.0 4.5 1.62 3.38 0.3 0.0
2014 CHN MLB 2 3 0 61 0 56.3 58 19 31 2 63% .298 9.3 3.0 0.3 5.0 1.37 4.15 -1.6 -0.0
2014 CUB Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 100% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 -0.0 -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
2010 178 0.4944 0.4607 0.8293 0.6705 0.2556 0.8644 0.7391 0.1707
2014 894 0.4978 0.4519 0.8812 0.6225 0.2829 0.9350 0.7638 0.1163
Career10720.49720.45340.87260.63050.27840.92330.75970.1253

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-09 2014-08-24 15-DL 15 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2011-03-22 2011-09-29 60-DL 191 162 Right Forearm Recovery From Strain -
2011-02-27 2011-03-22 Camp 23 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-08-25 2010-09-07 Minors 13 0 Right Shoulder Not Disclosed -
2010-07-03 2010-07-23 15-DL 20 16 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2008-07-09 2008-07-28 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2011 PHI $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$414,000
1 yrTotal$414,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 39 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11. Returned by Philadelphia to Chicago Cubs 4/11 (pre-existing elbow injury).
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/26/10.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Philadelphia 8/7/08 (Scott Eyre deal).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (16-503) (College of Charleston).

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 3.3 1.4 2.9 61 0 77.0 64 21 61 8 .274 1.10 3.27 3.55 10.3 1.1
80o 2.9 1.2 2.5 56 0 70.1 62 20 56 7 .290 1.18 3.67 3.99 5.7 0.6
70o 2.6 1.1 2.3 52 0 65.2 61 20 52 7 .301 1.25 3.96 4.31 2.9 0.3
60o 2.4 0.9 2.1 49 0 61.2 60 20 49 7 .311 1.30 4.22 4.59 0.7 0.1
50o 2.3 0.8 1.9 46 0 57.5 59 19 46 7 .320 1.36 4.46 4.85 -1.1 -0.1
40o 2.1 0.8 1.7 43 0 53.9 57 19 43 7 .329 1.41 4.71 5.12 -2.7 -0.3
30o 1.9 0.7 1.6 40 0 50.1 56 18 40 7 .338 1.47 4.98 5.41 -4.1 -0.4
20o 1.7 0.6 1.4 36 0 45.8 53 17 37 6 .349 1.55 5.30 5.76 -5.6 -0.6
10o 1.5 0.4 1.1 32 0 40.0 50 16 32 6 .365 1.65 5.75 6.25 -7.1 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.20.81.945056.85719457.3171.344.434.81-0.8-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 10% 9% 17% 22%

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
20152921244055531745649.3091.274.004.348.72.87.41.00.4
20163021242053521643649.3121.284.064.418.82.77.31.00.3
20173121241051501441649.3101.254.054.408.82.57.21.10.3
20183221236046451336549.3121.274.114.478.92.67.11.00.3
20193321134043431233549.3121.284.134.499.02.56.91.00.2
20203421133041411132549.3121.274.134.499.02.47.01.10.2
20213521131039381131549.3121.274.094.458.82.67.21.20.2
20223611129037361029549.3121.254.094.448.82.57.11.20.2
20233711127035341027449.3121.274.144.498.82.67.01.00.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.81.21.81.91.41.67.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
2 91 Rommie Lewis 2011 14.40
3 89 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
4 88 Tim Lahey 2010 0.00 DNP
5 88 Lee Hyde 2013 0.00 DNP
6 87 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
7 87 Stuart Pomeranz 2013 0.00 DNP
8 87 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82
9 87 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
10 86 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
11 86 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
12 85 Geoffrey Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
13 85 Josh Lueke 2013 5.06
14 85 Matthew Scherer 2011 0.00 DNP
15 85 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
16 85 Fernando Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
17 85 Jarrett Grube 2010 0.00 DNP
18 85 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
19 85 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 Jon Huber 2010 0.00 DNP
21 84 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
22 84 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
24 84 Steve Bray 2009 0.00 DNP
25 84 Bob McCrory 2010 0.00 DNP
26 84 Will Harris 2013 2.91
27 84 Jeff Ridgway 2009 0.00 DNP
28 84 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
29 83 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
30 83 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
31 83 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
32 83 Bobby Korecky 2008 4.58
33 83 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
34 83 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
35 83 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
36 83 Andy Cavazos 2009 0.00 DNP
37 82 Scott Roehl 2010 0.00 DNP
38 82 Jose Lugo 2012 0.00 DNP
39 82 Ryan Cullen 2008 0.00 DNP
40 82 Francis Beltran 2008 4.85
41 82 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
42 82 Dewon Day 2009 0.00 DNP
43 82 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
44 82 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
45 82 Colt Hynes 2013 9.53
46 82 Greg Burke 2011 0.00 DNP
47 81 Matt Yourkin 2010 0.00 DNP
48 81 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
49 81 Robert Hinton 2013 0.00 DNP
50 81 Jorge Vasquez 2007 0.00 DNP
51 81 Jeff Gray 2010 8.68
52 81 Dan Otero 2013 1.62
53 81 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
54 81 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
55 81 Jim Henderson 2011 0.00 DNP
56 81 Matt Wilhite 2010 0.00 DNP
57 81 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
58 81 Tim Wood 2011 5.62
59 80 Andrew Johnston 2012 0.00 DNP
60 80 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
61 80 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
62 80 John Lujan 2012 0.00 DNP
63 80 Pedro Viola 2011 9.82
64 80 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
65 80 Joe Bateman 2008 0.00 DNP
66 80 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
67 80 Pat Venditte 2013 0.00 DNP
68 80 Justin Hedrick 2010 0.00 DNP
69 80 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
70 80 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
71 80 David Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
72 79 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
73 79 Marcus McBeth 2009 0.00 DNP
74 79 Kurt Birkins 2009 0.00 DNP
75 79 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
76 79 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
77 79 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
78 79 Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 0.00 DNP
79 79 Kelvin Jimenez 2009 0.00 DNP
80 79 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
81 79 Frank Mata 2012 0.00 DNP
82 79 Juan Salas 2007 4.71
83 79 Joey Newby 2010 0.00 DNP
84 79 Andrew Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
85 79 Ryan Houston 2008 0.00 DNP
86 79 Patrick Ryan 2011 0.00 DNP
87 79 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
88 79 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
89 79 T.J. Large 2011 0.00 DNP
90 79 Mike Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
91 79 R.J. Swindle 2012 0.00 DNP
92 79 Vince Perkins 2010 0.00 DNP
93 79 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
94 79 Paul Abraham 2008 0.00 DNP
95 79 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
96 79 Brandon Gomes 2013 6.98
97 79 Joe Bisenius 2011 0.00 DNP
98 79 Federico Baez 2010 0.00 DNP
99 78 Corey Madden 2012 0.00 DNP
100 78 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 The Iowa shuttle briefly deposited Brian Schlitter in Wrigleyville, but after putting half of the batters he faced on base, it promptly took the big guy back to corn country.
2009 Not to be mistaken for an ill-considered malted laxative concept, Brian Schlitter is big, throws hard, and was the door prize from the Phillies for taking Scott Eyre off the Cubs' hands.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: What's In A Name?Ken Funck2011-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
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
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?Christina Kahrl2010-06-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Schlitter is an older guy in Des Moines having a really solid year. Stuff-wise, is there anything there? I was hoping the Cubs would take a look at him as a middle-reliever, but he's not on the 40-man and a September callup is looking unlikely. Anything to be intrigued by going into next year?
(sitrick2 from Minneapolis, MN)
not really (Harry Pavlidis)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, The Mets have lost three road games in the last five days in their opponents' last at-bat, while K-Rod only got work in mop-up duty on Saturday in a 6-1 win. Manuel says he's not wavering from his belief in the "no closer in tie games on the road" mentality, but we're falling out of wild card race on the backs of Ollie Perez and Fernando Nieve. What did we do to deserve this?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
While last night, as an example, TLR let Ryan Franklin work the 9th and 10th on the road in a tie game. And hey presto, they won! Meanwhile, Carlos Marmol pitched only the 9th and gave way to the immortal Brian Schlitter (whose one-line comment in the 2009 BP Annual is one of my all-time faves), who worked two innings and took the loss. I hate, just hate, stuff like that.

What did you do to deserve this? You chose the wrong hometown team to root for, I guess (something I, too, am guilty of). (Ken Funck)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brian Schlitter has thrown 1,124 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (88mph).