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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.13 1.37 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date9-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
1.12011
-0.12012
0.72013
0.62014
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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 MIN 23 12 12 59.0 59.0 0.0 3 7 0 0 5 0 268 76 43 41 12 125 20 20 2 34 6.25 5.75 6.11 -0.2 -0.1
2011 MIN 25 27 11 102.0 63.7 38.3 4 7 0 0 9 0 441 111 53 49 9 161 26 25 6 55 4.32 4.07 4.52 9.9 1.1
2012 MIN 26 44 5 96.7 23.3 73.3 3 6 0 3 0 1 413 106 57 54 15 173 31 23 0 62 5.03 4.74 5.57 -0.4 -0.1
2013 MIN 27 48 0 96.0 0.0 96.0 3 2 0 2 0 0 387 89 33 31 7 128 22 21 1 69 2.91 3.30 4.27 6.8 0.7
2014 MIN 28 50 4 86.0 18.0 68.0 3 2 0 4 0 0 378 100 48 44 5 143 28 23 0 47 4.60 3.80 4.65 5.1 0.6
Career18132439.7164.0275.716240914118874822342194873012711292674.484.224.9421.12.1

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 BLT A 18 18 91.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.503 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTM A+ 10 10 59.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.986 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 27 27 145.1 4.15 100 .230 .259 .330 .390 .258 .305 84 19.5 1.9 19.5 1.9
2007 FTM A+ 3 3 15.7 2.62 133 .242 .273 .338 .405 .265 .333 82 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2007 NBR AA 15 14 86.3 3.32 134 .219 .266 .339 .413 .262 .295 108 22.8 2.3 22.8 2.3
2007 PDD Wnt 7 7 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NBR AA 20 20 101.7 5.52 86 .286 .269 .348 .409 .264 .341 104 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2008 ROC AAA 7 7 45.0 5.15 80 .239 .265 .339 .404 .269 .262 91 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2009 MIN MLB 12 12 59.0 6.11 77 .297 .267 .340 .429 .265 .320 103 0.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2009 ROC AAA 13 13 79.7 4.54 112 .223 .259 .329 .394 .250 .292 115 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2010 ROC AAA 22 22 111.7 6.29 66 .295 .267 .338 .420 .259 .333 99 -9.6 -0.9 -9.6 -0.9
2010 ARA Wnt 5 4 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 27 11 102.0 4.52 103 .264 .260 .322 .403 .260 .296 104 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2011 ROC AAA 6 6 32.3 3.85 121 .238 .261 .331 .414 .262 .308 101 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2012 MIN MLB 44 5 96.7 5.57 82 .272 .261 .321 .418 .262 .298 106 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB 48 0 96.0 4.27 101 .243 .255 .316 .394 .263 .285 100 7.3 0.8 6.8 0.7
2014 MIN MLB 50 4 86.0 4.65 98 .268 .261 .319 .404 .266 .319 110 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6

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 FTM A+ 3 4 0 10 10 59.0 72 11 55 3 0% -.986 11.0 1.7 0.5 8.4 1.41 3.66 0.0 0.0
2005 BLT A 9 5 0 18 18 91.3 81 32 101 7 0% -.503 8.0 3.2 0.7 10.0 1.24 4.04 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 11 7 0 27 27 145.1 131 60 131 8 39% .305 8.1 3.7 0.5 8.1 1.32 3.29 19.5 1.9
2007 FTM A+ 0 0 0 3 3 15.7 14 5 18 0 33% .333 8.0 2.9 0.0 10.3 1.21 2.29 4.1 0.4
2007 PDD Wnt 1 1 0 7 7 22.0 20 4 12 2 0% .257 8.2 1.6 0.8 4.9 1.09 2.05 0.0 0.0
2007 NBR AA 5 4 0 15 14 86.3 78 23 76 6 34% .295 8.1 2.4 0.6 7.9 1.17 3.23 22.8 2.3
2008 NBR AA 3 8 0 20 20 101.7 126 37 76 12 35% .341 11.2 3.3 1.1 6.7 1.60 5.66 3.8 0.4
2008 ROC AAA 5 0 0 7 7 45.0 41 14 26 4 45% .262 8.2 2.8 0.8 5.2 1.22 1.80 -2.5 -0.2
2009 ROC AAA 4 5 0 13 13 79.7 79 21 45 4 42% .292 8.9 2.4 0.5 5.1 1.25 3.27 10.1 1.0
2009 MIN MLB 3 7 0 12 12 59.0 76 20 34 12 36% .320 11.6 3.1 1.8 5.2 1.63 6.25 -0.2 -0.1
2010 ROC AAA 5 12 0 22 22 111.7 143 38 69 14 36% .333 11.5 3.1 1.1 5.6 1.62 6.20 -9.6 -0.9
2010 ARA Wnt 0 3 0 5 4 19.7 21 8 9 1 0% .303 9.6 3.7 0.5 4.1 1.47 5.03 0.0 0.0
2011 ROC AAA 2 1 0 6 6 32.3 35 7 25 3 36% .308 9.7 1.9 0.8 7.0 1.30 3.90 5.5 0.5
2011 MIN MLB 4 7 0 27 11 102.0 111 26 55 9 40% .296 9.8 2.3 0.8 4.9 1.34 4.32 9.9 1.1
2012 MIN MLB 3 6 0 44 5 96.7 106 31 62 15 44% .298 9.9 2.9 1.4 5.8 1.42 5.03 -0.4 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB 3 2 0 48 0 96.0 89 22 69 7 46% .285 8.3 2.1 0.7 6.5 1.16 2.91 6.8 0.7
2014 MIN MLB 3 2 0 50 4 86.0 100 28 47 5 45% .319 10.5 2.9 0.5 4.9 1.49 4.60 5.1 0.6

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 1053 0.5157 0.4144 0.9014 0.6041 0.2118 0.9085 0.8796 0.0986
2011 1674 0.5060 0.4624 0.8798 0.6316 0.2890 0.9346 0.7573 0.1202
2012 1426 0.5182 0.4618 0.8328 0.6198 0.2911 0.8974 0.6850 0.1672
2013 1492 0.5101 0.4558 0.8235 0.6018 0.3037 0.8865 0.6937 0.1765
2014 1387 0.5213 0.4726 0.8504 0.6542 0.2741 0.9175 0.6758 0.1481
Career70320.51380.45570.85580.62320.2780.90960.73140.1439

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-13 2014-08-18 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-08-13 - DTD - - Right Forearm Strain -
2013-04-03 2013-04-03 On-Alr 0 0 - Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2013-04-03 -
2013-03-22 2013-04-07 15-DL 16 5 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-02-12 2013-03-22 Camp 38 0 - Trunk Recovery From Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Off 0 0 - Trunk Fracture 2 Ribs While Wrestling - -
2012-07-25 2012-08-17 15-DL 23 20 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2010-04-14 2010-05-25 Minors 41 0 Right Foot Fracture Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $935,000
2013 MIN $502,500
2012 MIN $487,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$990,000
2011Current$935,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,925,000
3 yrTotal$1,925,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 38 dJet Sports Management1 year/$0.0935M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.935M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2004 (2-61) (Nova HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). $0.575M 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 0 0 0 0 0 79.6 70 19 50 7 .258 1.12 3.09 3.36 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 73.6 69 19 47 7 .271 1.20 3.43 3.73 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 69.4 68 19 44 6 .281 1.25 3.68 4.01 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 65.8 67 18 42 6 .289 1.30 3.90 4.24 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 62.6 66 18 40 6 .296 1.35 4.11 4.46 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 59.4 65 18 38 6 .303 1.40 4.31 4.69 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 56.1 64 17 36 6 .311 1.45 4.54 4.93 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 52.2 62 17 33 6 .321 1.52 4.80 5.22 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 47.1 60 16 30 6 .334 1.61 5.18 5.63 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000062.16518396.2941.344.084.440.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 42% 24% 28% 79%

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
20152931051054551636539.2931.314.064.419.12.76.00.80.3
20163021043046471233539.2981.293.984.329.32.46.51.00.3
2017312103403739923439.2931.314.114.479.62.25.61.00.2
2018322103303537922439.2981.314.184.549.52.35.71.00.2
2019331102802931819339.2971.334.114.479.52.55.80.90.2
2020341102602830818339.2971.364.164.539.62.65.81.00.1
2021351002402527716339.2981.344.164.529.62.55.71.10.1
2022361002202426615339.2971.354.224.599.92.35.71.10.1
2023371002102324614339.2971.324.144.509.52.45.61.20.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.37.16.43.56.74.628.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Shawn Hill 2009 5.25
2 89 Wil Ledezma 2009 11.12
3 88 Lenny DiNardo 2008 7.83
4 86 Jeff Niemann 2011 4.32
5 86 Nick Blackburn 2010 5.65
6 86 Matt Belisle 2008 8.19
7 86 Sergio Mitre 2009 7.66
8 86 Clayton Richard 2012 4.49
9 85 Randy Wells 2011 5.05
10 85 Charlie Morton 2012 5.36
11 85 Nick Masset 2010 3.64
12 85 Armando Galarraga 2010 4.68
13 85 Doug Fister 2012 4.06
14 85 Joe Saunders 2009 4.94
15 84 Jason Davis 2008 6.35
16 83 Mike Wood 2008 0.00 DNP
17 83 Angel Guzman 2010 0.00 DNP
18 83 Jim Johnson 2011 2.97
19 83 Justin Germano 2011 5.68
20 83 Kevin Correia 2009 4.18
21 83 Jesse Litsch 2013 0.00 DNP
22 83 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
23 83 Gustavo Chacin 2009 0.00 DNP
24 83 Micah Owings 2011 3.86
25 83 Dave Bush 2008 4.48
26 83 Brian Bass 2010 13.50
27 83 Jeff Samardzija 2013 4.59
28 83 Sean Burnett 2011 3.81
29 83 Tom Gorzelanny 2011 4.29
30 82 John Maine 2009 4.65
31 82 Jason Vargas 2011 4.70
32 82 Gavin Floyd 2011 4.51
33 82 Wesley Wright 2013 4.02
34 82 Brian Burres 2009 17.05
35 82 Brad Thompson 2010 7.32
36 82 Pat Misch 2010 4.78
37 81 Juan Gutierrez 2012 0.00 DNP
38 81 Zach Miner 2010 0.00 DNP
39 81 Andrew Miller 2013 3.82
40 81 Casey Janssen 2010 3.80
41 81 Kyle Kendrick 2013 5.14
42 81 Garrett Olson 2012 108.00
43 81 Joe Blanton 2009 4.10
44 81 Kirk Saarloos 2007 7.38
45 81 Randy Messenger 2010 0.00 DNP
46 80 Jeremy Sowers 2011 0.00 DNP
47 80 Josh Outman 2013 4.50
48 80 Brian Bannister 2009 5.49
49 80 Billy Traber 2008 7.02
50 80 Noah Lowry 2009 0.00 DNP
51 80 Seth McClung 2009 4.94
52 80 Brian Wolfe 2009 8.80
53 79 Sean Marshall 2011 2.50
54 79 Clay Hensley 2008 6.23
55 79 Darrell Rasner 2009 0.00 DNP
56 79 Matt Albers 2011 4.87
57 79 Manny Parra 2011 0.00 DNP
58 79 Dontrelle Willis 2010 5.62
59 79 Dallas Braden 2012 0.00 DNP
60 79 Burt Hooton 1978 2.82
61 79 Jeff Karstens 2011 3.83
62 79 J.D. Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
63 79 Jimmy Key 1989 4.12
64 79 Brian Stokes 2008 3.51
65 79 Mitch Talbot 2012 0.00 DNP
66 79 Juan Oviedo 2010 3.74
67 79 Jose Capellan 2009 0.00 DNP
68 78 Lance Cormier 2009 3.61
69 78 Jason Hammel 2011 5.28
70 78 Joe Horlen 1966 2.73
71 78 Tim Stauffer 2010 1.96
72 78 Curt Schilling 1995 4.03
73 78 Dave Rozema 1985 4.50
74 78 Mitchell Boggs 2012 2.45
75 78 Dana Eveland 2012 5.29
76 78 Luke Hochevar 2012 6.17
77 78 Joel Hanrahan 2010 3.62
78 78 Edgar Gonzalez 2011 9.00
79 78 Francisco Cordova 2000 5.97
80 78 Ramiro Mendoza 2000 4.39
81 78 Alejandro Pena 1987 4.23
82 78 J.A. Happ 2011 5.93
83 77 Pat Jarvis 1969 4.68
84 77 Aaron Laffey 2013 7.11
85 77 Burke Badenhop 2011 4.10
86 77 Vida Blue 1978 3.03
87 77 Doug Drabek 1991 3.53
88 77 Dustin McGowan 2010 0.00 DNP
89 77 Kason Gabbard 2010 0.00 DNP
90 77 Kelly Downs 1989 5.12
91 77 Steve Rogers 1978 2.63
92 77 John Lackey 2007 3.50
93 77 Pat Hentgen 1997 3.95
94 77 Glen Perkins 2011 2.92
95 77 Brandon Claussen 2007 0.00 DNP
96 77 Billy O'Dell 1961 4.35
97 77 Joe Kennedy 2007 5.37
98 77 Scott Baker 2010 4.60
99 77 Bob Rush 1954 4.16
100 77 Josh Rupe 2011 5.65

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .263 .315 .447 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .306 .353 .235
18 Split (Multi) -.002 .008 .095 .042
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .268 .314 .458 .283
31 vs R (2013) .233 .270 .270 .197
38 Split (2013) .035 .044 .188 .085
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 Cut from the same cloth the Twins should have burned after making Brad Radke, Swarzak is a command righty who can’t miss bats, with a low-90s fastball, fly-ball tendencies, and almost no upside. It’s been five years since he was a real prospect, so the Twins are finally trying to turn him into a reliever and getting mediocre results for their efforts. If Twins fans didn’t love Bradke so much to this day, they’d curse the reign of soft-tossing terror he hath wrought. Swarzak will be part of the uninspiring middle-relief corps the Twins trot out on Opening Day as part of what will probably be an eight-man bullpen.
2012 Swarzak once rated as a front-of-the-rotation candidate who could dial it up into the mid-90s—an anomaly in this organization—but he lost his way both on and off the field, most notably serving a 50-game suspension back in 2007 after testing positive for a "drug of abuse." Pummeled with the Twins in 2009 and at Triple-A in 2010, he pulled himself together at Rochester, and after bouncing between the minors and the majors, long relief and the occasional spot start, he replaced Francisco Liriano and made four quality starts out of six. Swarzak's stuff isn't what it used to be; his fastball averages 91.3 miles per hour and occasionally touches 94, with a slider, changeup, and curveball rounding out his arsenal. As his strikeout rate attests, he doesn't miss many bats anymore, making him a guy unlikely to meet with much success as a starter.
2011 The luster had already faded from Swarzak's star after he made his major-league debut in 2009 and struggled in most of his 12 starts, but he followed that underwhelming effort with a disastrous season at Triple-A, which got off on the wrong foot—literally—when he was nailed in the foot by a line drive in his first start and missed five weeks. Swarzak has plenty of raw ability and two solid pitches—a heater that reaches 94 mph with good sink and a big 12-to-6 curveball. His command of a changeup comes and goes. Questions about Swarzak's desire to compete have arisen since he was drafted in the second round in 2004; whether or not his disappointing performance should be blamed on psychological shortcomings, his results haven't matched his stuff.
2010 It's strange to talk about a power pitcher in this system, but Swarzak is just that, relying on a 92 mph fastball that gets up to 95 and looks like lightning compared to what most Twins' hurlers fling when they really let fly. Unfortunately, his substandard second and third offerings meant that big-league hitters teed off on him. There's no obvious job for him in the majors for 2010, and given his limited assortment, the next time we see him in Minnesota, it will likely be as a reliever.
2009 Swarzak has apparently gotten past the drug use that earned him a 50-game suspension in 2007, but his effectiveness didn't come with him. Unlike most Twins pitching prospects, he actually has impressive stuff, but he's also a fly-ball pitcher short of a strikeout pitch. Right now he has a fastball and a curve down pat, but might need a third pitch to make it as a starter in the bigs. His results at Triple-A were obviously greatly improved, but but the low strikeout rate and still lower BABIP argues for some sample-size cynicism.
2008 By dint of the alphabet, we've saved the best Twins' pitching prospect for last. Like the others, Swarzak has good command, but he has ace stuff, with a fastball that gets up to 95 mph, a good curve, and changeup. Now the bad news: Swarzak served a 50-game suspension last season after testing positive for a "drug of abuse." It's notable that the Twins, a fairly conservative organization, seem to think that the righty's problems are behind him. The suspension also saved Swarzak about 60 innings at age 21, not a small consideration. He'll be up later this year, and fronting the rotation in 2010.
2007 A high school draftee, Swarzak hasn`t moved through the system with the speed of some of the college arms in the organization, but that doesn`t mean the Twins don`t love his potential. Given the team`s approach to raising pitchers, it`s easy to assume they have nothing but control specialists, but Swarzak is more of a pure power pitcher. Swarzak can get the ball into the mid-90s at times and has a solid breaking ball and changeup. He won`t be ready for a look until 2008 at the earliest, but only Garza has a higher ceiling among the Twins` coming crop of young arms.
2006 The Twins picked four pitchers in the first round of the 2004 draft. Swarzak had to settle for being a 2nd-round pick in that draft, and they had to buy him away from a scholarship at LSU to convince him to sign. Swarzak throws his fastball into the low 90s but it`s a bit flat, so he relies on a good changeup while trying to polish up a promising 12-6 curve. Like fellow high school draftees Rainville and Waldrop, he started the season at Beloit and joined Rainville for a late-season promotion. That`s quality drafting--high school picks who don`t simply have talent, but who can also adapt and progress.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm watching Anthony Swarzak on my television right now. He seems good enough, but not terribly interesting. What do I like? What should I be worried about?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
I think that's a great scouting report for him: Good, but not terribly interesting. I think he'll be a fine, usable starting pitcher for a while. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Anthony Swarzak has thrown 7,018 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (94mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).