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Taylor Thompson PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
50.0 4.46 1.45 42 2 1 1 0.0
Birth Date6-18-1987
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 4 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
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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
2014 CHA 27 5 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 9 6 6 1 14 4 4 1 4 10.12 6.91 7.02 -1.2 -0.1
Career505.30.05.300000028966114441410.136.917.02-1.2-0.1

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
2009 CHR AAA 2 0 4.0 8.03 24 .192 .253 .353 .366 .247 .167 106 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 BRI Rk 7 3 15.0 3.74 123 .215 .263 .334 .389 .258 .278 101 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2010 KAN A 18 0 28.7 4.04 111 .202 .263 .335 .391 .271 .320 103 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 WNS A+ 3 0 5.0 3.34 131 .301 .249 .321 .363 .239 .500 109 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2010 GRF Rk 1 0 2.0 2.72 137 -.038 .270 .335 .393 .288 .000 79 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 WNS A+ 41 0 53.7 3.54 123 .227 .247 .317 .362 .247 .272 105 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
2012 WNS A+ 33 0 44.3 3.10 132 .188 .249 .314 .372 .252 .245 99 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2012 BRI Rk 1 0 1.0 0.83 184 .179 .231 .345 .376 .261 .500 104 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 SRR Wnt 10 0 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BIR AA 32 0 50.3 3.01 126 .199 .245 .320 .371 .259 .243 100 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2013 CHR AAA 12 0 16.0 6.05 64 .342 .264 .335 .396 .257 .365 102 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 CHA MLB 5 0 5.3 7.02 44 .358 .263 .316 .402 .261 .444 108 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 CHR AAA 39 0 59.0 3.25 136 .217 .262 .330 .394 .253 .294 113 15.4 1.5 15.4 1.5

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 CHR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 4.0 2 4 1 0 50% .167 4.5 9.0 0.0 2.2 1.50 0.00 -0.9 -0.1
2009 BRI Rk 0 0 2 7 3 15.0 10 10 17 0 64% .278 6.0 6.0 0.0 10.2 1.33 2.40 2.9 0.3
2010 WNS A+ 1 0 0 3 0 5.0 5 4 5 0 50% .500 9.0 7.2 0.0 9.0 1.80 1.80 2.2 0.2
2010 KAN A 0 1 6 18 0 28.7 24 10 32 0 59% .320 7.5 3.1 0.0 10.0 1.18 2.20 3.6 0.4
2010 GRF Rk 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 0 0 2 0 75% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2011 WNS A+ 7 2 15 41 0 53.7 42 26 51 1 43% .272 7.0 4.4 0.2 8.6 1.27 2.52 9.7 1.0
2012 SRR Wnt 1 0 0 10 0 13.3 16 4 10 0 0% .390 10.8 2.7 0.0 6.8 1.50 3.38 0.0 0.0
2012 BRI Rk 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 2 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.6 0.1
2012 WNS A+ 2 1 12 33 0 44.3 26 13 57 2 43% .245 5.3 2.6 0.4 11.6 0.88 2.44 9.9 1.0
2013 BIR AA 4 2 12 32 0 50.3 34 13 46 0 49% .243 6.1 2.3 0.0 8.2 0.93 2.15 8.8 0.9
2013 CHR AAA 1 2 1 12 0 16.0 24 3 16 2 44% .365 13.5 1.7 1.1 9.0 1.69 7.88 -1.1 -0.1
2014 CHR AAA 3 0 7 39 0 59.0 48 29 68 3 53% .294 7.3 4.4 0.5 10.4 1.31 2.14 15.4 1.5
2014 CHA MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.3 9 4 4 1 42% .444 15.2 6.8 1.7 6.8 2.44 10.12 -1.2 -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
2014 112 0.3482 0.3482 0.6923 0.4615 0.2877 0.9444 0.4762 0.3077
Career1120.34820.34820.69230.46150.28770.94440.47620.3077

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 7/20/14.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2009 (44-1,333) (Auburn).

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 2.6 1.1 2.3 48 0 69.2 54 25 58 6 .250 1.14 3.19 3.46 10.6 1.1
80o 2.3 0.9 2 44 0 62.4 53 24 52 6 .266 1.24 3.61 3.92 6.2 0.6
70o 2.1 0.8 1.8 40 0 57.6 52 24 48 6 .277 1.32 3.92 4.27 3.4 0.3
60o 1.9 0.7 1.6 38 0 53.6 51 23 45 6 .287 1.38 4.20 4.56 1.4 0.1
50o 1.7 0.6 1.5 35 0 50.0 49 23 42 5 .296 1.45 4.46 4.85 -0.3 -0.0
40o 1.6 0.6 1.3 33 0 46.5 48 22 39 5 .305 1.51 4.72 5.13 -1.8 -0.2
30o 1.4 0.5 1.2 30 0 42.8 46 21 36 5 .315 1.58 5.01 5.45 -3.2 -0.3
20o 1.3 0.4 1 27 0 38.6 44 20 32 5 .326 1.67 5.36 5.82 -4.4 -0.5
10o 1 0.3 0.8 23 0 33.0 41 19 27 4 .342 1.80 5.85 6.36 -5.7 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.70.61.435049.34822415.2931.434.424.8-0.1-0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 11% 9% 16% 22%

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
20152821135050492142646.2921.404.394.778.83.87.61.10.1
20162921236051512043646.3001.404.314.699.13.67.61.10.2
20173021133047461941546.2941.374.234.608.73.67.81.00.2
20183121132045451839546.2981.394.304.678.93.67.71.00.2
20193221131044431736546.2881.354.174.538.73.57.31.00.2
20203311128041411634546.2971.404.344.729.13.57.51.10.1
20213411128039391532546.2931.374.294.668.93.47.31.10.1
20223510126037371430446.2931.384.274.649.03.47.31.00.1
20233610124035351328446.2931.384.314.689.13.47.31.00.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.11.20.40.30.60.72.7

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31 87 Justin Hedrick 2009 0.00 DNP
32 86 Jon Link 2011 0.00 DNP
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36 86 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
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41 86 Eduardo Sierra 2009 0.00 DNP
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44 85 Justin Friend 2013 0.00 DNP
45 85 T.J. Large 2010 0.00 DNP
46 85 Cory Doyne 2009 0.00 DNP
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48 85 Josh Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
49 85 Robbie Weinhardt 2013 0.00 DNP
50 85 Edwin Walker 2011 0.00 DNP
51 84 Mariano Gomez 2010 0.00 DNP
52 84 Reid Mahon 2010 0.00 DNP
53 84 Joe Torres 2010 0.00 DNP
54 84 Trystan Magnuson 2012 0.00 DNP
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56 84 David Mixon 2012 0.00 DNP
57 84 Steve Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
58 84 Carlos Hines 2008 0.00 DNP
59 84 Dumas Garcia 2011 0.00 DNP
60 84 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
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64 83 Matt Wilhite 2009 0.00 DNP
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66 83 Loek Van Mil 2012 0.00 DNP
67 83 Adam Reifer 2013 0.00 DNP
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70 83 Jay Buente 2011 10.80
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72 83 Brandon Sisk 2013 0.00 DNP
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74 83 Matt German 2011 0.00 DNP
75 83 Matthew Scherer 2010 0.00 DNP
76 83 Zach Simons 2012 0.00 DNP
77 83 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
78 82 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
79 82 Jermaine Van Buren 2008 0.00 DNP
80 82 Rommie Lewis 2010 6.75
81 82 Casey Weathers 2012 0.00 DNP
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83 82 Jeff Gray 2009 4.44
84 82 Josh Fields 2013 4.97
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86 82 Jose Marte 2011 0.00 DNP
87 82 Jesus Delgado 2011 0.00 DNP
88 82 Steven Richard 2012 0.00 DNP
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90 82 Colt Hynes 2012 0.00 DNP
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96 81 Mike Benacka 2010 0.00 DNP
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Taylor Thompson has thrown 171 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph) and Slider (84mph).