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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
106.7 4.96 1.47 64 6 4 1 -0.5
Birth Date9-29-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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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.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 MID AA 13 2 29.7 4.16 115 .262 .268 .343 .422 .269 .358 107 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2007 PDD Wnt 9 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 MID AA 25 25 136.0 4.30 98 .264 .273 .349 .415 .282 .340 89 12.2 1.2 12.2 1.2
2009 SAC AAA 23 22 119.7 4.08 104 .291 .279 .350 .432 .275 .326 91 18.3 1.8 18.3 1.8
2009 PDD Wnt 6 6 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 STO A+ 13 8 42.7 5.08 106 .288 .274 .338 .423 .269 .357 105 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2011 ATH Rk 2 2 5.0 3.11 144 .047 .281 .344 .397 .272 .083 104 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 MID AA 30 0 48.3 4.36 103 .228 .257 .325 .391 .265 .268 99 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2012 SAC AAA 9 0 15.0 4.83 96 .233 .275 .337 .435 .268 .256 89 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 PDD Wnt 12 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .077 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 STO A+ 20 20 113.3 5.50 75 .294 .265 .334 .422 .279 .323 90 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2013 SAC AAA 12 0 16.3 4.34 104 .366 .281 .351 .432 .279 .419 91 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2014 HAR AA 21 11 80.7 4.96 93 .282 .260 .322 .388 .260 .304 104 6.3 0.7 7.6 1.0
2014 SYR AAA 4 4 25.3 6.73 54 .259 .265 .330 .391 .253 .250 98 -3.9 -0.4 -4.4 -0.5

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 PDD Wnt 0 0 0 9 0 9.3 7 3 8 1 0% .240 6.8 2.9 1.0 7.7 1.08 2.90 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA 0 0 0 13 2 29.7 36 8 23 2 47% .358 10.9 2.4 0.6 7.0 1.48 3.94 3.7 0.4
2008 MID AA 9 6 0 25 25 136.0 150 32 120 11 42% .340 9.9 2.1 0.7 7.9 1.34 3.51 12.2 1.2
2009 PDD Wnt 1 4 0 6 6 24.0 29 8 11 2 0% .318 10.9 3.0 0.8 4.1 1.54 4.50 0.0 0.0
2009 SAC AAA 7 7 0 23 22 119.7 139 47 81 8 33% .326 10.5 3.5 0.6 6.1 1.55 5.71 18.3 1.8
2011 ATH Rk 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 1 0 4 0 67% .083 1.8 0.0 0.0 7.2 0.20 0.00 1.7 0.2
2011 STO A+ 3 2 0 13 8 42.7 56 6 36 5 39% .357 11.8 1.3 1.1 7.6 1.45 5.48 11.2 1.1
2012 MID AA 1 2 1 30 0 48.3 41 14 37 3 35% .268 7.6 2.6 0.6 6.9 1.14 3.35 3.8 0.4
2012 PDD Wnt 0 0 0 12 0 11.3 2 3 8 0 0% .077 1.6 2.4 0.0 6.4 0.44 1.59 0.0 0.0
2012 SAC AAA 2 0 0 9 0 15.0 12 8 13 1 39% .256 7.2 4.8 0.6 7.8 1.33 1.80 1.2 0.1
2013 STO A+ 8 8 0 20 20 113.3 131 25 86 14 38% .323 10.4 2.0 1.1 6.8 1.38 5.48 3.0 0.3
2013 SAC AAA 0 2 0 12 0 16.3 27 8 13 1 37% .419 14.9 4.4 0.6 7.2 2.14 7.16 1.3 0.1
2014 SYR AAA 2 2 0 4 4 25.3 24 6 17 5 33% .250 8.5 2.1 1.8 6.0 1.18 5.68 -4.4 -0.5
2014 HAR AA 3 4 0 21 11 80.7 88 27 60 10 31% .304 9.8 3.0 1.1 6.7 1.43 5.47 7.6 1.0

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
2012-05-15 2012-05-25 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-04-05 2010-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2009-08-07 2009-09-01 Minors 25 0 Right Shoulder Strain Deltoid -
2008-05-15 2008-06-08 Minors 24 0 Right Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

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Details

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 5.8 5.1 1.2 43 15 119.3 114 37 66 11 .265 1.27 3.88 4.21 7.9 0.8
80o 5.3 5.1 1.1 40 14 112.5 115 37 62 11 .278 1.35 4.26 4.63 2.0 0.2
70o 5 5 1 38 13 107.7 115 37 60 11 .288 1.42 4.54 4.93 -1.7 -0.2
60o 4.7 5 1 37 13 103.7 115 37 57 11 .296 1.47 4.78 5.2 -4.7 -0.5
50o 4.4 4.9 0.9 36 12 100.0 115 38 55 11 .303 1.53 5.01 5.45 -7.3 -0.7
40o 4.1 4.9 0.8 34 12 96.4 115 37 53 11 .311 1.58 5.24 5.7 -9.5 -1.0
30o 3.8 4.8 0.8 33 11 92.6 115 37 51 11 .319 1.65 5.50 5.98 -11.9 -1.2
20o 3.5 4.8 0.7 32 11 88.3 114 37 49 11 .328 1.72 5.80 6.31 -14.2 -1.5
10o 3.1 4.7 0.6 29 10 82.4 113 37 46 11 .342 1.83 6.23 6.77 -17.0 -1.7
Weighted Mean4.44.90.9361299.8114375511.3021.524.985.42-6.9-0.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 5% 1% 8% 10%

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
201528541381111111834671338.2881.374.274.649.62.85.41.10.3
2016294413199210230541038.2991.444.574.9710.02.95.31.0-0.1
20173033125875842544938.2981.464.795.2110.13.05.31.1-0.3
20183133125773812444838.3001.444.594.9910.03.05.41.0-0.1
20193233124770772241838.2961.424.584.989.92.85.31.0-0.1
20203333123767742140838.2971.424.504.899.92.85.41.1-0.0
20213433122764712038738.2971.414.484.879.92.85.31.0-0.0
20223522120659651835738.2981.404.474.869.92.75.31.1-0.0
20233622119655611733638.2981.414.434.829.92.85.41.00.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
2 94 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
3 94 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
4 94 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
5 93 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
6 93 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
7 93 Will Savage 2012 0.00 DNP
8 93 Miguel Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP
9 93 Mario Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
10 92 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
11 92 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
12 92 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
13 92 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
14 91 Andrew Kown 2010 0.00 DNP
15 91 Matt Oye 2013 0.00 DNP
16 91 Dave McKae 2009 0.00 DNP
17 91 David Kopp 2013 0.00 DNP
18 91 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
19 90 Brad Knox 2009 0.00 DNP
20 90 Blake Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
21 90 Jeremy Kehrt 2013 0.00 DNP
22 90 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
23 90 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
24 90 Patrick Stanley 2010 0.00 DNP
25 90 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
26 90 Daryl Maday 2013 0.00 DNP
27 90 J.R. Mathes 2009 0.00 DNP
28 90 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
29 90 Andrew Dobies 2010 0.00 DNP
30 90 Eddie Gamboa 2012 0.00 DNP
31 90 Jeremy Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
32 90 Adam Bass 2009 0.00 DNP
33 89 Dan Denham 2010 0.00 DNP
34 89 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
35 89 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
36 89 Sean Gleason 2013 0.00 DNP
37 89 Jesus A. Castillo 2011 0.00 DNP
38 89 Charles Shirek 2013 0.00 DNP
39 89 Donovan Hand 2013 3.82
40 89 Zack Segovia 2010 0.00 DNP
41 89 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
42 89 Josh Muecke 2009 0.00 DNP
43 89 Stephen Faris 2011 0.00 DNP
44 89 Bobby LaFromboise 2013 6.75
45 89 Jeff Mandel 2012 0.00 DNP
46 89 Josh Butler 2012 0.00 DNP
47 89 Nick Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
48 89 Johnnie Lowe 2012 0.00 DNP
49 88 Polin Trinidad 2012 0.00 DNP
50 88 Andrew Albers 2013 5.10
51 88 Joe Martinez 2010 5.03
52 88 Willie Collazo 2007 6.35
53 88 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
54 88 Sergio Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
55 88 Greg Atencio 2009 0.00 DNP
56 88 David Pauley 2010 4.37
57 88 James Leverton 2013 0.00 DNP
58 88 Ronnie Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
59 88 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2012 0.00 DNP
60 88 Reidier Gonzalez 2013 0.00 DNP
61 87 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
62 87 Adrian Alaniz 2011 0.00 DNP
63 87 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
64 87 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
65 87 Francisley Bueno 2008 7.71
66 87 Eddie Bonine 2008 6.41
67 87 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
68 87 Drew Naylor 2013 0.00 DNP
69 87 Scott Carroll 2012 0.00 DNP
70 87 Pedro Liriano 2008 0.00 DNP
71 87 Thad Weber 2012 9.00
72 87 Neal Musser 2008 0.00
73 87 Jeffrey Kaplan 2013 0.00 DNP
74 87 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
75 87 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
76 87 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
77 87 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
78 87 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
79 87 Chance Chapman 2011 0.00 DNP
80 87 Amaury Rivas 2013 0.00 DNP
81 86 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
82 86 Jeremy Papelbon 2010 0.00 DNP
83 86 Gary Moran 2012 0.00 DNP
84 86 Luke Putkonen 2013 3.34
85 86 Brian Baker 2010 0.00 DNP
86 86 Paul Oseguera 2011 0.00 DNP
87 86 Jack Cassel 2008 6.23
88 86 Dusty Hughes 2009 5.14
89 86 Trey Hearne 2011 0.00 DNP
90 86 Taylor Sinclair 2013 0.00 DNP
91 86 Brett Sinkbeil 2012 0.00 DNP
92 86 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
93 86 Justin James 2009 0.00 DNP
94 86 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
95 86 Chris Province 2012 0.00 DNP
96 86 Justin Mallett 2009 0.00 DNP
97 86 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
98 86 Rowdy Hardy 2010 0.00 DNP
99 86 Josh Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
100 86 Justin Cassel 2012 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 James Simmons began his career in Double-A at the age of 20, and five years later the former first-rounder was back in Midland, making his comeback from the right-shoulder surgery that derailed his career.
2010 Scouts worried that despite James Simmons' outstanding command, his lack of pure stuff would catch up to him at some point; that point was Triple-A.
2009 When the A's drafted Simmons with their first-round pick in 2007, it was not for his upside, it was for his polish. Few scouts saw him as more than a fourth starter in the end, but at the same time, it was nearly impossible to see him not reaching that projection. In his full-season debut, he had little problem succeeding at Double-A, with his four average pitches playing up because of pinpoint command. Every team needs a dependable innings eater who keeps you in every game he starts, and Simmons is going to be one of those guys.
2008 Oakland's first-round pick in the 2007 draft, Simmons was arguably the most polished pitcher available, but he's much more than just a finesse pitcher who makes up for substandard stuff with outstanding location. His command is exceptional, but he also has a low-90s fastball than can reach 94 mph when he dials it up, a very good changeup, and a decent slider. His ceiling is probably mid-rotation starter, but he could reach it quickly.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, James Simmons threw 153 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph) and Change (80mph).