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Portrait of Will Startup

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.7 5.73 1.58 18 1 0 1 -0.5
Birth Date8-4-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.52014
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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
2005 ROM A 25 0 38.0 4.54 102 .207 .266 .351 .388 .270 .086 69 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2006 MYR A+ 1 0 2.2 2.66 148 .140 .254 .344 .386 .262 .250 110 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2006 MIS AA 16 0 25.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 30 0 42.1 4.22 0 .245 .255 .325 .388 .255 .333 59 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GWN AAA 43 0 49.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 POR AAA 14 0 19.3 5.50 93 .233 .287 .357 .448 .271 .208 101 1.1 0.1 1.7 0.1
2007 PES Wnt 12 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 POR AAA 3 0 3.7 11.38 -120 .359 .270 .338 .394 .266 .250 73 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2009 PDR Rk 8 0 7.7 5.51 98 .383 .240 .320 .334 .245 .500 104 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 DEL A 7 0 13.7 3.40 110 .192 .268 .329 .384 .274 .235 86 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2010 ABE A- 14 0 25.3 4.66 93 .199 .256 .333 .384 .266 .212 100 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 FRD A+ 3 0 6.7 5.94 73 .192 .249 .330 .386 .250 .174 105 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 DEL A 4 0 7.0 2.24 152 .198 .267 .343 .428 .256 .278 95 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2011 FRD A+ 25 0 48.7 5.32 68 .258 .251 .322 .379 .251 .229 92 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 2 0 2.7 9.77 -42 .329 .262 .330 .381 .250 .222 91 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 ERI AA 33 0 58.0 5.28 84 .262 .258 .330 .393 .271 .235 99 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 LAK A+ 4 0 7.0 6.20 59 .262 .237 .287 .364 .234 .316 100 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 ERI AA 36 0 49.3 6.12 70 .302 .264 .332 .389 .265 .313 104 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2014 TOL AAA 1 0 3.3 3.46 121 .135 .266 .337 .359 .243 .222 97 0.4 0.0 0.4 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
2005 ROM A 3 2 5 25 0 38.0 31 6 30 3 37% .086 7.3 1.4 0.7 7.1 0.97 2.37 4.4 0.4
2006 RIC AAA 5 2 0 30 0 42.1 45 11 38 3 43% .333 9.6 2.4 0.6 8.1 1.33 3.42 0.0 0.0
2006 MIS AA 3 0 4 16 0 25.1 18 6 29 0 0% .290 6.5 2.2 0.0 10.4 0.96 0.72 0.0 0.0
2006 MYR A+ 1 0 0 1 0 2.2 1 1 3 0 50% .250 4.1 4.1 0.0 12.3 0.91 0.00 0.7 0.1
2007 GWN AAA 3 2 1 43 0 49.3 39 18 49 3 0% .277 7.1 3.3 0.5 8.9 1.16 2.19 0.0 0.0
2007 PES Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 12.7 9 2 9 0 0% .231 6.4 1.4 0.0 6.4 0.87 0.71 0.0 0.0
2007 POR AAA 0 0 0 14 0 19.3 13 11 16 2 25% .208 6.1 5.1 0.9 7.5 1.24 4.66 1.7 0.1
2009 PDR Rk 0 0 0 8 0 7.7 13 0 7 1 48% .500 15.2 0.0 1.2 8.2 1.69 5.84 0.4 0.0
2009 POR AAA 0 0 0 3 0 3.7 4 2 1 1 38% .250 9.7 4.9 2.4 2.4 1.62 2.43 -2.7 -0.3
2010 ABE A- 1 0 0 14 0 25.3 16 5 21 2 37% .212 5.7 1.8 0.7 7.5 0.83 2.13 1.2 0.1
2010 DEL A 1 0 1 7 0 13.7 9 1 16 1 34% .235 5.9 0.7 0.7 10.5 0.73 1.97 2.3 0.2
2010 FRD A+ 1 0 0 3 0 6.7 4 3 1 0 25% .174 5.4 4.0 0.0 1.3 1.04 0.00 -0.6 -0.1
2011 NOR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 3 2 1 1 20% .222 10.1 6.8 3.4 3.4 1.88 10.12 -1.6 -0.2
2011 FRD A+ 3 0 1 25 0 48.7 38 14 38 6 50% .229 7.0 2.6 1.1 7.0 1.07 3.14 -2.5 -0.2
2011 DEL A 2 0 0 4 0 7.0 5 1 8 0 39% .278 6.4 1.3 0.0 10.3 0.86 1.29 2.3 0.2
2013 ERI AA 7 1 4 33 0 58.0 51 16 34 9 41% .235 7.9 2.5 1.4 5.3 1.16 3.41 -0.6 -0.1
2014 TOL AAA 0 0 0 1 0 3.3 2 1 2 0 56% .222 5.4 2.7 0.0 5.4 0.90 0.00 0.4 0.0
2014 LAK A+ 2 0 0 4 0 7.0 7 2 7 1 55% .316 9.0 2.6 1.3 9.0 1.29 2.57 -1.0 -0.1
2014 ERI AA 5 1 0 36 0 49.3 59 21 31 7 40% .313 10.8 3.8 1.3 5.7 1.62 5.47 -3.0 -0.3

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
2011-08-13 2011-09-17 Minors 35 22 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-04-09 2009-08-10 Minors 123 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

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 1.5 0.6 1.3 31 0 56.5 53 18 27 7 .250 1.26 4.35 4.73 1.1 0.1
80o 1.3 0.5 1.1 27 0 49.7 51 17 24 7 .265 1.36 4.81 5.22 -1.7 -0.2
70o 1.2 0.4 0.9 24 0 45.0 48 17 21 7 .276 1.44 5.14 5.59 -3.3 -0.3
60o 1 0.3 0.8 22 0 41.1 46 16 20 6 .286 1.51 5.44 5.91 -4.4 -0.4
50o 0.9 0.3 0.7 20 0 37.5 44 15 18 6 .295 1.58 5.72 6.21 -5.2 -0.5
40o 0.8 0.2 0.6 18 0 34.0 42 14 16 6 .304 1.65 6.00 6.53 -5.8 -0.6
30o 0.7 0.2 0.5 17 0 30.4 39 13 15 5 .313 1.73 6.32 6.87 -6.3 -0.6
20o 0.6 0.1 0.4 14 0 26.3 36 12 13 5 .325 1.83 6.69 7.27 -6.5 -0.7
10o 0.5 0.1 0.3 11 0 20.9 31 10 10 4 .341 1.96 7.23 7.86 -6.4 -0.6
Weighted Mean0.90.30.720036.64315176.2921.565.676.16-4.9-0.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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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
20153010120037441417637.2951.555.636.1210.63.44.11.4-0.5
20163110119035411316537.2951.545.566.0410.53.34.11.3-0.4
20173210117032381215537.2941.565.646.1310.73.44.21.4-0.4
20183310117030361113537.2901.555.556.0410.73.33.91.5-0.4
20193410116029341013537.2961.535.556.0310.73.14.11.6-0.3
20203510115028331012437.2951.555.536.0110.73.33.91.3-0.3
2021361011402631912437.2951.545.536.0110.73.14.21.4-0.3
2022371001402530911437.2961.585.526.0010.93.34.01.5-0.3
2023381001302529911437.2951.545.495.9710.63.34.01.5-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball0.41.3out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball1.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Sean Jarrett 2012 0.00 DNP
2 90 Edgar Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
3 89 Travis Minix 2007 0.00 DNP
4 89 Chris Malone 2012 0.00 DNP
5 89 Tim Lavigne 2008 0.00 DNP
6 88 Adam Carr 2013 0.00 DNP
7 88 Justin Pope 2009 0.00 DNP
8 88 Kris Harvey 2013 0.00 DNP
9 87 Chris Jakubauskas 2008 0.00 DNP
10 87 Chris Piersoll 2007 0.00 DNP
11 87 Joshua Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
12 87 Mike Meyers 2007 0.00 DNP
13 86 Nick McCurdy 2009 0.00 DNP
14 86 Juan Sandoval 2010 0.00 DNP
15 85 Agustin Montero 2007 0.00 DNP
16 85 Ryan Meaux 2008 0.00 DNP
17 85 Blake McGinley 2008 0.00 DNP
18 85 Victor Moreno 2008 0.00 DNP
19 85 Federico Baez 2011 0.00 DNP
20 84 Tom Shearn 2007 4.96
21 84 Ruben Flores 2013 0.00 DNP
22 84 Brian Gordon 2008 2.25
23 83 Dusty Bergman 2007 0.00 DNP
24 83 Andrew Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
25 82 Clayton Hamilton 2011 0.00 DNP
26 82 Jim Ed Warden 2008 0.00 DNP
27 82 Scott Chiasson 2007 0.00 DNP
28 82 Orlando Roman 2008 0.00 DNP
29 82 Matt Wilhite 2011 0.00 DNP
30 82 Matt Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
31 82 Ian Ostlund 2008 0.00 DNP
32 81 Daniel Sattler 2013 0.00 DNP
33 81 Frank Brooks 2008 0.00 DNP
34 81 Timothy McNab 2009 0.00 DNP
35 81 Tim Bittner 2009 0.00 DNP
36 81 Chris Russ 2008 0.00 DNP
37 81 Edward Valdez 2009 0.00 DNP
38 80 Ryan Cameron 2007 0.00 DNP
39 80 Matt Zaleski 2011 0.00 DNP
40 80 Marcus Gwyn 2007 15.19
41 80 Scot Drucker 2011 0.00 DNP
42 80 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
43 80 Adalberto Mendez 2011 0.00 DNP
44 80 Wilkins Arias 2010 0.00 DNP
45 79 Eude Brito 2008 0.00 DNP
46 79 Brian Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
47 79 Evan Fahrner 2007 0.00 DNP
48 79 Julio De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
49 79 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
50 79 Zack Segovia 2012 0.00 DNP
51 79 Juan Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
52 79 Josh Perrault 2011 0.00 DNP
53 79 Mario Ramos 2007 0.00 DNP
54 79 Corey Hamman 2009 0.00 DNP
55 79 Ryan Houston 2009 0.00 DNP
56 79 Tommy Hottovy 2011 6.75
57 79 Dwayne Pollok 2010 0.00 DNP
58 79 Matt White 2007 0.00 DNP
59 78 Carmen Cali 2008 0.00 DNP
60 78 Travis Hughes 2007 0.00 DNP
61 78 Travis Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
62 78 Brodie Downs 2009 0.00 DNP
63 78 Matt Peterson 2011 0.00 DNP
64 78 Tim Lahey 2011 0.00 DNP
65 78 Andrew Dobies 2012 0.00 DNP
66 77 Chris Baker 2007 0.00 DNP
67 77 Wilton Chavez 2007 0.00 DNP
68 77 Ben Julianel 2009 0.00 DNP
69 77 Paul Abraham 2009 0.00 DNP
70 77 Jim Henderson 2012 3.52
71 77 Jarrett Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
72 77 Chris Key 2007 0.00 DNP
73 77 Daniel Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
74 77 Justin Lehr 2007 0.00 DNP
75 77 Steve Watkins 2008 0.00 DNP
76 77 David Austen 2010 0.00 DNP
77 77 Ben Howard 2008 0.00 DNP
78 77 Jean Machi 2011 0.00 DNP
79 76 Matt Yourkin 2011 0.00 DNP
80 76 David Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
81 76 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
82 76 Henry Bonilla 2008 0.00 DNP
83 76 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
84 76 Mike Bacsik 2007 5.57
85 76 Scott Dunn 2007 0.00 DNP
86 76 Jason Waddell 2010 0.00 DNP
87 76 Jack Taschner 2007 5.40
88 76 Mike Burns 2008 0.00 DNP
89 76 Jeff Bajenaru 2007 0.00 DNP
90 76 Ryan O'Malley 2009 0.00 DNP
91 76 Jared Wells 2011 0.00 DNP
92 76 Jerome Gamble 2009 0.00 DNP
93 76 John Webb 2008 0.00 DNP
94 75 Geoffrey Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
95 75 Moises Hernandez 2013 0.00 DNP
96 75 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
97 75 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
98 75 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
99 75 Francisley Bueno 2010 0.00 DNP
100 75 Casey Daigle 2010 11.32

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Ironically-named reliever Will Startup missed most of two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and spent 2010 rebuilding his career from the ground up, starting in A-ball. He showed better command than he did before his injury and could get noticed quickly.
2010 Will Startup will try to restart (or, wait for it... start up) his career in 2010 after being limited to a combined 12 2/3 minor-league innings the last two seasons because of Tommy John surgery in 2008 that was followed by an arthroscopic procedure to remove scar tissue from the elbow.
2008 The closer on Georgia's College World Series team in 2004, Startup had been relieving but rarely closing in the Braves' system before coming to San Diego with Ledezma for Royce Ring. Startup doesn't have the power stuff you'd like to see in a high-leverage reliever, which limits his eventual upside, but he pitched well in the Arizona Fall League and could make the Pads' roster as a seventh-inning guy this spring.
2007 A college hurler in an organization full of high school products, Will Startup has been on an aggressive timetable. A lefty, but not a LOOGY, he may end up as a short reliever with his low-90s heat and hard slider. Of course, he`ll have to change his name to Will Setup.

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BP Unfiltered: Scott Kazmir's Theoretically Possible Comeback Began SundaySam Miller2012-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline DayChristina Kahrl2007-08-01


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