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Portrait of Jack Taschner

Jack Taschner PGiants

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 189 10 5 0 160 5.14 -0.1
Birth Date4-21-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2005 SFN 27 24 0 22.7 0.0 22.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 95 15 5 4 0 22 13 13 0 19 1.59 3.04 2.77 5.1 0.5
2006 SFN 28 24 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 101 31 23 18 4 49 7 7 2 15 8.38 5.64 6.79 -3.2 -0.3
2007 SFN 29 63 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 3 1 0 5 0 0 222 44 31 30 4 70 29 27 1 51 5.40 3.98 5.10 0.2 -0.0
2008 SFN 30 67 0 48.0 0.0 48.0 3 2 0 9 0 0 227 57 27 26 5 86 24 22 2 39 4.88 4.46 4.99 0.4 0.0
2009 PHI 31 24 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 143 38 18 16 3 55 20 18 2 19 4.91 5.34 4.96 0.2 -0.0
2010 LAN 32 3 0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 27.00 30.11 11.28 -0.8 -0.1
2010 PIT 32 17 0 19.3 0.0 19.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 88 22 13 13 3 39 8 8 0 17 6.05 4.61 6.69 -3.3 -0.3
Career2220189.00.0189.010501900882208118108193221049871605.144.485.17-1.3-0.1

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
1999 SLO A- 7 6 28.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SJO A+ 10 2 26.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SJO A+ 14 14 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NRW AA 34 12 75.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NRW AA 14 10 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 18 9 53.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 24 0 22.7 2.77 136 .242 .271 .347 .428 .272 .238 94 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2005 FRE AAA 44 0 49.3 3.29 132 .201 .276 .352 .437 .274 .233 77 15.5 1.4 15.5 1.4
2006 SFN MLB 24 0 19.3 6.79 52 .361 .268 .338 .433 .269 .370 94 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2006 FRE AAA 45 0 49.0 3.35 131 .258 .277 .350 .431 .269 .402 102 13.8 1.4 13.9 1.4
2007 SFN MLB 63 0 50.0 5.10 90 .260 .268 .340 .445 .267 .292 97 0.4 0.0 0.2 -0.0
2008 SFN MLB 67 0 48.0 4.99 88 .291 .262 .331 .423 .265 .331 95 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 24 0 29.3 4.96 87 .309 .264 .336 .411 .262 .354 97 0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.0
2009 LEH AAA 20 0 21.7 4.00 108 .224 .258 .329 .388 .248 .238 101 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2010 LAN MLB 3 0 0.3 11.28 -124 .469 .260 .332 .410 .289 .333 79 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 PIT MLB 17 0 19.3 6.69 32 .294 .260 .327 .411 .271 .317 90 -3.9 -0.4 -3.3 -0.3
2010 ALT AA 2 0 2.0 3.76 106 .232 .291 .355 .476 .276 .333 87 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 10 0 10.0 9.19 51 .218 .276 .348 .440 .270 .100 119 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1

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
1999 SLO A- 3 2 0 7 6 28.7 26 10 36 1 0% .000 8.2 3.1 0.3 11.3 1.25 2.51 0.0 0.0
2000 SJO A+ 2 2 1 10 2 26.3 23 17 22 0 0% .000 7.9 5.8 0.0 7.5 1.52 4.11 0.0 0.0
2001 SJO A+ 4 4 0 14 14 65.7 62 29 72 7 0% .000 8.5 4.0 1.0 9.9 1.39 4.11 0.0 0.0
2003 NRW AA 0 6 0 34 12 75.7 78 45 46 7 0% .291 9.3 5.4 0.8 5.5 1.62 5.71 0.0 0.0
2004 NRW AA 3 1 0 14 10 58.0 47 16 55 5 0% .264 7.3 2.5 0.8 8.5 1.09 2.48 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 4 7 0 18 9 53.3 71 32 44 14 0% .329 12.0 5.4 2.4 7.4 1.93 9.29 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 2 0 0 24 0 22.7 15 13 19 0 30% .238 6.0 5.2 0.0 7.5 1.24 1.59 5.1 0.5
2005 FRE AAA 3 0 10 44 0 49.3 30 24 62 3 49% .233 5.5 4.4 0.5 11.3 1.10 1.64 15.5 1.4
2006 FRE AAA 6 7 14 45 0 49.0 49 17 68 5 46% .402 9.0 3.1 0.9 12.5 1.35 3.67 13.9 1.4
2006 SFN MLB 0 1 0 24 0 19.3 31 7 15 4 29% .370 14.4 3.3 1.9 7.0 1.97 8.38 -3.2 -0.3
2007 SFN MLB 3 1 0 63 0 50.0 44 29 51 4 35% .292 7.9 5.2 0.7 9.2 1.46 5.40 0.2 -0.0
2008 SFN MLB 3 2 0 67 0 48.0 57 24 39 5 41% .331 10.7 4.5 0.9 7.3 1.69 4.88 0.4 0.0
2009 PHI MLB 1 1 0 24 0 29.3 38 20 19 3 42% .354 11.7 6.1 0.9 5.8 1.98 4.91 0.2 -0.0
2009 LEH AAA 0 2 2 20 0 21.7 16 10 15 1 41% .238 6.6 4.1 0.4 6.2 1.20 2.07 2.4 0.2
2010 PIT MLB 1 0 0 17 0 19.3 22 8 17 3 46% .317 10.2 3.7 1.4 7.9 1.55 6.05 -3.3 -0.3
2010 ABQ AAA 0 0 2 10 0 10.0 7 0 4 4 53% .100 6.3 0.0 3.6 3.6 0.70 3.60 -1.3 -0.1
2010 ALT AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 2 0 50% .333 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.50 4.50 0.2 0.0
2010 LAN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 0.3 1 3 0 0 67% .333 27.0 81.0 0.0 0.0 12.00 27.00 -0.8 -0.1

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
2008 883 0.4836 0.4541 0.7805 0.6581 0.2632 0.8719 0.5667 0.2170
2009 560 0.4482 0.4304 0.7967 0.6335 0.2654 0.9057 0.5854 0.2033
2010 360 0.4750 0.4250 0.7647 0.6257 0.2434 0.8131 0.6522 0.2353
Career18030.47090.44090.78240.6440.25990.87070.58960.2164

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-18 2010-06-02 15-DL 15 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-09-05 2009-10-04 DTD 29 29 Mid Back Strain -
2007-09-04 2007-09-16 DTD 12 10 Left Shoulder Strain -
2007-03-14 2007-03-25 Camp 11 0 Ankle Contusion -
2002-04-05 2002-09-10 Minors 158 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2002-02-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 PIT $835,000
2009 PHI $835,000
2008 SFN $400,500
2007 SFN $382,000
2006 SFN $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,782,500
5 yrTotal$2,782,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 101 d1 year/$0.835M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/23/09 (minor-league contract). $0.835M salary if Taschner makes Opening Day roster. $0.465M in performance bonuses based on appearances. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 4/4/10. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/9/10 (refused assignment 6/19/10). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/28/10 (minor-league contract). DFA by LA Dodgers 8/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.835M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from San Francisco 3/27/09. DFA by Philadelphia 7/3/09, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/09. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by San Francisco 6/05.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1999 (2-75) (Wisconsin-Oshkosh).

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 If you're a lefty specialist who can't consistently get lefties, chances are your name is Jack Taschner.
2009 The arrival of Hinshaw made Taschner the second lefty in the Giants pen. That didnít go so well. From May 8 through the end of the season, nearly half of Taschnerís inherited runners came around to score, he blew four saves in the first three weeks of August, and his second half ERA swelled to 8.24 as opponents hit .380/.429/.598 against him. A high opponentsí batting average on balls in play can be blamed for some of that, but not all. With the arrival of Jeremy Affeldt, Taschner may be out of a job.
2008 An odd BABIP split hides the fact that Taschner has been pretty effective against hitters on both sides of the plate over his career, striking out 20.1 percent of righties and 19.4 percent of lefties. That BABIP quirk-lefties hit .377 off of him on balls in play last year-cost him a set-up job. Taschner doesn't need to be limited to LOOGY status, but lefty relievers who throw complete or multiple innings are another species of pitcher that has been forced into extinction.
2007 Taschner opened 2006 with the Giants, but when he retired just seven of the first 21 batters he faced, he was sent to the Valley. Things were better after that; Taschner posted a 3.65 ERA in Fresno, and then a 4.20 after his August recall. Better isn`t the same as good; Taschner failed to pitch as well as he had in 2005, when he finally proved himself healthy after years of injuries. If you can endure our making one more remark about high fly-ball rates, check out Taschner`s. Right-handed hitters batted .400/.456/.760 with four home runs in 50 at-bats against him; between his inability to keep the ball down and the natural advantage that righties have over lefties, Taschner turned every righty who faced him into Jimmie Foxx on a hot streak. On the--pardon the expression--other hand, Taschner limited fellow lefties to .275/.318/.275. Though this would tend to paint Taschner as a future LOOGY, this is all small-sample stuff. He had a reverse split in another small major league sample in 2005, and another at Fresno in 2006. Crafting a role for him is going to be difficult.
2006 Taschner was a 2nd rounder in 1999 whose development was curtailed by shoulder surgery in `99, a nerve procedure in `01, and Tommy John surgery in `02. Taschner`s fastball is finally back up to 95 mph, and it looks like his hard-breaking slider is good enough to strike out major leaguers. Health should be a sure thing as he`s pretty much run out of things that can go wrong--with his arm, anyway.

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Post-season BullpensJoe Sheehan2009-09-24
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Prospectus Today: Getting SeriousJoe Sheehan2009-09-09
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The Week in Quotes: August 25-31Alex Carnevale2008-09-01
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jack Taschner threw 2,264 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Sinker (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph).