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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date10-12-1988
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
1.12013
-2.92014
2015
-0.02016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 TEX MLB 19 17 93.0 4 6 0 100 27 76 12 .265 101 9.7 2.6 1.2 7.4 47% .309 .279 1.37 4.22 4.84 98 3.95 103.0 1.1
2014 TEX MLB 23 22 126.0 5 11 0 128 44 56 15 .269 100 9.1 3.1 1.1 4.0 43% .272 .285 1.37 5.03 4.36 127 6.71 130.9 -2.9
2016 LAN MLB 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 7 0 3 1 .259 100 15.8 0.0 2.2 6.8 25% .400 .333 1.75 4.94 11.25 112 5.82 121.9 -0.0
CareerMLB4340223.091802357113528.2671019.52.91.15.444%.290.2831.374.694.681145.54119.1-1.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 HIC A 29 23 138.3 7 5 0 147 33 118 14 .257 111 9.6 2.1 0.9 7.7 47% .328 .258 1.30 4.13 4.03 93 3.78 98.6
2012 MYR A+ 12 12 71.7 5 3 0 68 18 59 3 .261 90 8.5 2.3 0.4 7.4 61% .307 .247 1.20 3.33 2.89 96 3.85 99.2
2012 FRI AA 16 14 90.3 6 3 0 97 26 68 10 .271 97 9.7 2.6 1.0 6.8 52% .316 .269 1.36 4.18 4.28 97 3.98 99.5
2013 TEX MLB 19 17 93.0 4 6 0 100 27 76 12 .265 101 9.7 2.6 1.2 7.4 47% .309 .279 1.37 4.22 4.84 98 3.95 103.0
2013 FRI AA 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 7 2 3 0 .268 102 10.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 50% .318 .266 1.50 3.06 1.50 109 5.61 116.4
2013 ROU AAA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 0 5 0 .269 89 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 80% .333 .182 1.00 1.57 0.00 81 3.02 90.1
2014 TEX MLB 23 22 126.0 5 11 0 128 44 56 15 .269 100 9.1 3.1 1.1 4.0 43% .272 .285 1.37 5.03 4.36 127 6.71 130.9
2014 ROU AAA 7 7 45.7 6 1 0 36 9 41 1 .275 97 7.1 1.8 0.2 8.1 55% .280 .194 0.99 2.91 1.58 75 2.19 81.5
2016 LAN MLB 1 1 4.0 0 1 0 7 0 3 1 .259 100 15.8 0.0 2.2 6.8 25% .400 .333 1.75 4.94 11.25 112 5.82 121.9
2016 NAS AAA 3 3 16.3 1 1 0 18 7 6 1 .279 98 9.9 3.9 0.6 3.3 47% .293 .288 1.53 5.44 5.51 115 7.48 125.8
2016 OKL AAA 3 3 18.0 3 0 0 17 3 17 1 .284 86 8.5 1.5 0.5 8.5 49% .320 .241 1.11 3.22 2.00 119 3.88 101.1
2016 OMA AAA 5 2 16.0 0 1 0 11 7 8 0 .287 78 6.2 3.9 0.0 4.5 42% .229 .232 1.12 4.03 3.94 116 6.37 119.2
2016 ROU AAA 11 11 65.7 4 2 0 75 11 31 5 .275 96 10.3 1.5 0.7 4.2 45% .307 .269 1.31 4.45 4.11 116 3.92 101.5

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
2013 1526 0.4692 0.4679 0.7983 0.6271 0.3272 0.8953 0.6340 0.2017
2014 2020 0.4777 0.4530 0.8536 0.6508 0.2720 0.9220 0.7038 0.1464
2016 66 0.6212 0.4697 0.8710 0.5854 0.2800 0.9167 0.7143 0.1290
Career36120.47670.45960.83060.63960.29550.91060.67450.1694

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-27 2014-08-06 DTD 10 9 Left Knee Soreness -
2014-02-25 2014-03-03 Camp 6 0 - Back Soreness - -
2013-07-06 2013-09-01 15-DL 57 49 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-05-18 2013-05-26 DTD 8 7 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger - -
2013-04-20 2013-04-20 DTD 0 0 Right Wrist Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-08-14 2011-08-24 Minors 10 9 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $
2015 TEX $
2014 TEX $
2013 TEX $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 136 dFrontline1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 1/27/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 6/4/16. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/6/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 6/24/16. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/27/16 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 6/25/16. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers 7/18/16 after being DFA by Oakland 7/15/16. DFA by Kansas City 9/6/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/16/16.
  • 1 year/$517,760 (2015). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/15. Non-tendered by Texas 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$505,071 (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Texas 4/9/13.
  • Drafted by Texas 2010 (14-436) (University of Missouri).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201518.317.819.26.62.92.464.7

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 A borderline fifth starter candidate entering the year, Tepesch started the season in the minors, but then had his option reversed due to inflammation in the ulnar nerve (elbow). Rehab was attempted, but it turned out that he had thoracic outlet syndrome, a tightening of the nerve bundle in the technically titled shoulder-armpit area. It required surgery and ended his year. Former inductees into the TOS club include Chris Young (good news!), Shaun Marcum (bad news!) and Jaime Garcia (news still pending!). Blood clotting is a potential outcome, so Tepesch's recovery from what can be a life-threatening condition trumps any concern over whether or not he will ever make it back onto the mound.
2015 In this new age of low-contact baseball, Tepesch was truly a throwback in 2014. Unlike in clothes or cars, that's not a good thing. His 10 percent strikeout rate was the worst in baseball among pitchers who threw at least 100 innings. With his sinker-slider tendencies and pitch-to-contact style, it's a surprise he's not a member of the Twins' organization along with his Missouri teammate Kyle Gibson. Tepesch is likely to be in the running for the no. 5 starter spot in Texas, but if the Rangers want to be competitive, he's a much better fit as a "break glass in case of emergency" guy they can keep around in either Triple-A or the bullpen.
2014 Tepesch, a Matthew Modine lookalike signed to an above-slot deal as a 14th-round pick in 2010, was pressed into duty as the Rangers' fifth starter out of spring training because of injuries to his colleagues, and he did better than one would expect from a guy with just 14 starts above A-ball. Tepesch is a strike thrower who gets raves for maintaining his poise and calm demeanor on the mound, no matter what the situation, but his limited repertoire made him vulnerable as the lineup turned over—he allowed a .472 OPS to batters in their first plate appearance of the game, but an 1.198 OPS in their third trip. Tepesch will be in the mix for the fifth starter job in 2014, but more likely will start the season back in Triple-A for some necessary grooming.
2013 A big righty who pounds the zone with quality stuff, Nick Tepesch was solid between High- and Double-A last season while featuring a low-to-mid-90s fastball, a plus cutter, and a rapidly improving curveball.

BP Articles

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Fantasy Team Preview: Texas RangersCraig Goldstein2014-10-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)How many pitches would Nick Tepesch have to throw before he struck out 2000-2003 era Barry Bonds? And how many Dingers would Bonds have hit before three strikes went past him?
(Frazer from (Exeter, UK))
Wonderful question. Does the at-bat start over if/when Bonds hits a dinger? If that's the case, I could see 40+ pitches. (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Texas just called up Scott Baker...How much more does Nick Tepesch have to show before he gets the call?
(Chad from OKC)
Probably not much more. I could see him pitching another couple of months in the minors and being a midseason call-up if the Rangers have a need. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)What did you think of Nick Tepesch's outing for fantasy purpose's, had him in 3 league.s last night, seems to be a Westbrook type groundballer,perfect for Arlington,do you think he can stick around awhile?
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
Like a lot of fantasy experts, I had no idea who this guy was until the Rangers announced that he was going to be the team's fifth starter. I was skeptical that the Rangers were pushing him because they didn't want to get sucked into the Kyle Lohse sweepstakes, but a number of Rangers' watchers - most notably Adam Morris of Lone Star Ball - were impressed with Tepesch's improved composure and presence on the mound. He's a rookie pitcher and certainly will take his lumps, but his debut gives him the opportunity to stick around and possibly not get demoted once Matt Harrison comes back. Tepesich could be a #3-4 starter at his peak. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have had injuries to my SP's and need replacements for the next moth or so. The important stats in my league are Quality Starts and K's. Which two of Dillon Gee, Nick Tepesch, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Slowley, Bartolo Colon, and Roberto Hernandez should I pick up? I am leaning toward Hernandez and Gee.
(Todd from Dallas)
I wish I knew. Gun to my head, please don't put a gun to my head. Then, after you put your gun away, I'd probably go with Colon and whomever you're feeling after that. (Matthew Kory)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Nick Tepesch has thrown 4,062 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), Slider (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph).