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Portrait of J.C. Sulbaran

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
73.7 6.28 1.74 53 4 5 0 -1.2
Birth Date11-9-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 12 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
2009 DYT A 21 21 92.7 6.98 54 .297 .256 .334 .373 .256 .311 108 -5.0 -0.5 -5.0 -0.5
2010 DYT A 16 15 79.3 4.53 103 .269 .260 .338 .381 .258 .321 102 10.1 1.0 9.6 0.8
2011 BAK A+ 26 26 137.0 4.10 119 .269 .273 .345 .428 .275 .349 100 36.0 3.6 36.0 3.6
2012 NWA AA 6 6 26.0 8.79 -3 .365 .247 .326 .372 .260 .321 97 -6.5 -0.7 -6.5 -0.7
2012 PEN AA 19 19 104.7 5.41 80 .282 .247 .328 .373 .258 .316 102 -0.2 -0.0 2.2 0.2
2012 SUR Wnt 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WIL A+ 8 8 34.0 4.75 100 .277 .259 .336 .392 .258 .340 100 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2013 NWA AA 25 2 46.3 9.52 -13 .305 .252 .316 .387 .258 .262 103 -9.5 -1.0 -9.5 -1.0
2014 NWA AA 25 23 127.3 4.11 111 .268 .253 .323 .378 .258 .315 106 15.7 1.7 15.7 1.7

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
2009 DYT A 5 5 0 21 21 92.7 94 51 100 19 34% .311 9.1 5.0 1.8 9.7 1.56 5.24 -5.0 -0.5
2010 DYT A 4 6 0 16 15 79.3 78 49 83 6 42% .321 8.9 5.6 0.7 9.4 1.60 4.99 9.6 0.8
2011 BAK A+ 9 6 0 26 26 137.0 140 50 155 10 44% .349 9.2 3.3 0.7 10.2 1.39 4.60 36.0 3.6
2012 SUR Wnt 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 4 0 2 1 0% .300 12.0 0.0 3.0 6.0 1.33 6.00 0.0 0.0
2012 NWA AA 0 4 0 6 6 26.0 33 22 24 7 45% .321 11.4 7.6 2.4 8.3 2.12 7.62 -6.5 -0.7
2012 PEN AA 7 7 0 19 19 104.7 101 54 111 17 41% .316 8.7 4.6 1.5 9.5 1.48 4.04 2.2 0.2
2013 WIL A+ 1 3 0 8 8 34.0 39 14 29 4 30% .340 10.3 3.7 1.1 7.7 1.56 5.03 3.9 0.4
2013 NWA AA 3 4 0 25 2 46.3 47 28 26 9 44% .262 9.1 5.4 1.7 5.1 1.62 6.99 -9.5 -1.0
2014 NWA AA 8 10 0 25 23 127.3 128 54 116 11 37% .315 9.0 3.8 0.8 8.2 1.43 3.25 15.7 1.7

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
2014-08-23 2014-09-01 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed -
2011-07-06 2011-07-15 Minors 9 7 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-02 2011-05-12 Minors 10 9 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-18 2010-09-07 Minors 51 0 Right Hand Contusion -
2010-04-22 2010-05-04 Minors 12 0 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -

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 5.2 5.6 0.2 22 16 92.0 88 43 66 13 .271 1.43 4.84 5.27 -0.6 -0.1
80o 4.6 5.6 0.2 20 15 85.4 88 43 61 13 .285 1.53 5.33 5.79 -5.1 -0.5
70o 4.1 5.6 0.2 19 14 80.8 87 43 58 13 .295 1.61 5.68 6.18 -7.9 -0.8
60o 3.8 5.6 0.1 18 14 77.0 87 42 55 13 .304 1.67 6.00 6.52 -10.0 -1.0
50o 3.5 5.5 0.1 17 13 73.5 86 42 52 12 .312 1.74 6.29 6.84 -11.7 -1.2
40o 3.2 5.5 0.1 16 12 70.0 85 41 50 12 .320 1.80 6.60 7.17 -13.2 -1.3
30o 2.9 5.4 0.1 16 12 66.4 84 41 47 12 .329 1.88 6.93 7.53 -14.6 -1.5
20o 2.5 5.4 0.1 15 11 62.3 82 40 44 12 .339 1.97 7.32 7.96 -15.9 -1.6
10o 2.1 5.2 0.1 13 10 56.7 80 39 40 12 .353 2.10 7.89 8.57 -17.1 -1.7
Weighted Mean3.55.50.1171373.084415212.3101.726.256.79-11.3-1.2

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
201525460211510011155851439.3171.655.626.1110.04.97.61.3-1.0
201626570251811912859951939.3011.575.445.919.74.47.21.4-1.0
2017275802719127136601021939.3041.555.295.759.74.37.21.4-0.9
201828670261912613057981739.2971.494.965.399.34.17.01.2-0.4
201929570251812012856941739.3031.545.145.599.64.27.11.3-0.6
202030570251811912655941739.3031.525.065.509.54.27.11.3-0.5
202131570241711512151911639.3011.504.975.419.54.07.11.3-0.4
202232560231710911646841539.3001.494.955.389.63.86.91.2-0.3
202333560221610310943781439.3001.484.945.379.63.86.81.2-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.10.81.42.41.40.86

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Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 It wasn't a pretty season in the aggregate, but the former pitcher from the Dutch Olympic and WBC team delivered his best all-around effort yet. The Cal League is no easy place to pitch, and Sulbaran's in-season improvements included better groundball and walk rates in the second half, not to mention just four hit batsmen after pelting 10 in his first 13 starts. There's still a question over his effort, and his ultimate upside isn't great, but if he harnesses an occasionally plus curve and change to complement a fastball that sits around 90, he could pitch his way into back-end rotation opportunities.
2010 Florida native J. C. Sulbaran has a live arm and drew some brief national attention with a big relief outing for the surprising Dutch team in the World Baseball Classic, but he was extremely inconsistent in his pro debut in the Midwest League.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Selling-the-Closer MythR.J. Anderson2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: When Post-Draft Negotiations Get StrainedJoshua Kusnick2014-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Agent's Take: Why I Avoid the DraftJoshua Kusnick2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 6Daniel Rathman2012-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ranking The Traded ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBaseball Prospectus2012-07-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: 2013 Futures Game RostersKevin Goldstein2012-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 5Kevin Goldstein2012-06-06
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20Kevin Goldstein2012-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-04-02
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, J.C. Sulbaran threw 34 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2009, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph) and Change (82mph).