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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-29-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.02012
1.32013
1.22014
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WARP Summary

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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
2012 MIL 23 8 3 22.0 14.0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 24 11 11 8 50 7 7 1 20 4.50 7.14 6.43 -0.1 0.0
2013 MIL 24 18 7 66.7 43.0 23.7 3 1 0 0 7 0 270 53 17 15 1 63 26 24 3 48 2.03 3.08 3.29 11.4 1.3
2014 MIL 25 27 0 29.7 0.0 29.7 3 1 0 1 0 0 131 24 14 14 1 35 21 21 0 28 4.25 3.78 3.82 2.3 0.3
Career5310118.357.061.362017049610142401014854524963.044.014.0113.51.5

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
2011 WIS A 12 12 68.7 3.94 109 .218 .249 .323 .371 .267 .277 94 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2011 BRV A+ 12 12 68.0 4.13 108 .223 .265 .326 .386 .254 .256 94 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2012 MIL MLB 8 3 22.0 6.43 69 .291 .261 .321 .414 .265 .271 114 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2012 HUN AA 13 13 75.0 4.51 101 .237 .247 .326 .367 .258 .250 103 7.3 0.8 11.5 1.3
2012 NAS AAA 8 8 37.7 3.53 124 .246 .270 .337 .413 .267 .356 93 10.0 1.0 9.3 0.9
2013 MIL MLB 18 7 66.7 3.29 122 .219 .245 .308 .386 .254 .271 105 12.1 1.3 11.4 1.3
2013 NAS AAA 15 15 74.7 3.92 108 .309 .259 .330 .395 .264 .380 90 14.4 1.5 14.9 1.5
2014 MIL MLB 27 0 29.7 3.82 103 .259 .253 .317 .380 .263 .284 98 2.0 0.2 2.3 0.3

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
2011 BRV A+ 3 6 0 12 12 68.0 45 33 84 5 35% .256 6.0 4.4 0.7 11.1 1.15 3.57 7.8 0.8
2011 WIS A 7 0 0 12 12 68.7 49 25 76 3 45% .277 6.4 3.3 0.4 10.0 1.08 1.57 8.2 0.8
2012 HUN AA 8 1 0 13 13 75.0 57 24 71 6 41% .250 6.8 2.9 0.7 8.5 1.08 3.00 11.5 1.3
2012 MIL MLB 0 0 0 8 3 22.0 24 7 20 8 45% .271 9.8 2.9 3.3 8.2 1.41 4.50 -0.1 0.0
2012 NAS AAA 2 3 0 8 8 37.7 38 13 42 1 53% .356 9.1 3.1 0.2 10.0 1.35 3.58 9.3 0.9
2013 MIL MLB 3 1 0 18 7 66.7 53 26 48 1 38% .271 7.2 3.5 0.1 6.5 1.19 2.02 11.4 1.3
2013 NAS AAA 0 9 0 15 15 74.7 90 29 87 11 36% .380 10.8 3.5 1.3 10.5 1.59 5.79 14.9 1.5
2014 MIL MLB 3 1 0 27 0 29.7 24 21 28 1 37% .284 7.3 6.4 0.3 8.5 1.52 4.25 2.3 0.3

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
2012 380 0.4842 0.4447 0.8402 0.6413 0.2602 0.8814 0.7451 0.1538
2013 1063 0.4732 0.4284 0.8352 0.6362 0.2411 0.8969 0.6889 0.1648
2014 510 0.4804 0.4303 0.7717 0.6245 0.2491 0.8497 0.5909 0.2283
Career19530.47720.43210.81960.63410.24690.88160.67420.1792

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-07 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Inflammation PRP Injection -
2002-01-01 2002-01-01 HS 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - Non-operative - Date Is Estimated -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $505,000
2013 MIL $
2012 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$505,000
1 yrTotal$505,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 146 d1 year/$0.505M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/19/12.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2010 (3-96) (Charleston Southern). $0.3519M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .203 .284 .234 .202
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .344 .404 .254
18 Split (Multi) -.063 -.060 -.171 -.052
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .192 .279 .200 .194
31 vs R (2013) .261 .341 .342 .238
38 Split (2013) -.069 -.063 -.142 -.044
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)When Tyler Thornburg releases the baseball, MY shoulder twinges by sheer mental imposition. Is his long-term risk for injury as bad as I assume it is, or are their any redeeming qualities in his delivery?
(Fred from Milwaukee)
His risk for shoulder injury is certainly up there, and his poor B&P will likely catch up to him with respect to pitch command. The over-the-top motion can lead to some deceiving stats, because mistimed deliveries tend to miss high or low with minimal lateral variation, and high/low pitches can generate strikes much more easily than those that are inside/outside. In this sense, the fact that the Brewer rotation is full of extreme over-the-top guys is a key ingredient behind their catchers' excellent marks in the framing metrics, since the low pitch is the easiest to get called a strike even when it misses the zone.

Redeeming qualities? Um, he has big torque, so there's that. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, If you were looking to add to your rotation and hold the rights to some young players who would you count on from this short list. Tyler Thornburg, Eric Johnson (whats the upside on Eric) Eddie Butler, Andrew Heaney?
(Jim from Tampa)
Hi Jim:

I don't know if you can really count on prospect pitchers, so that makes this a tough question to answer. I like Heaney better than Butler just because of the park difference (though I think Butler can play with that sinker). Of the four, I like Thornburg best. Johnson's upside for me is as a mid-tier rotation guy, although I could also see him not quite getting there. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is This Tyler Thornburg for real? Awful in moniors this year!
(BStephen from Milw)
He's living on a run of great command in the majors this year. Homers demolished him a year ago in his MLB callup and at Triple-A this year, but he's allowed just 1 in 66.7 MLB IP. The other skills aren't terribly impressive, so I can't really get behind saying the 2.03 ERA is legitimate. Even at 3.03, I'd expect some movement up. That said, he is a solid prospect who can continue to grow and become a worthwhile asset. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann: what gives?
(Tyler from Indy)
The good news for Brewers fans: I'll see Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg this week. The bad news: I don't have a lot of positive on Bradley and Jungmann. I saw Bradley in camp; his stuff was actually slightly better than last season, but it's still very fringe. 88-91 with a little armside life/sink but was up in the zone. The slider has good shape but was soft. Just fringy all around.

I've seen Jungmann a ton, from his college days to a couple times as a pro. Stuff-wise, the biggest plus for Jungmann out of Texas was his fastball. He could sit comfortably at 92-94 with plus life, reaching 95-97 whenever he got into a jam. It looked like a future bat-destroying pitch. The breaking ball was always just okay, and his changeup came and went. Now Jungmann has been more 89-91 in pro ball, and he'll pop a 93 here and there. It looks like a potential back-end starter. He is a competitor who knows how to pitch, and that'll help him, but the stuff has taken a step back, and he hasn't rediscovered his college velocity. (Jason Cole)
2012-09-12 13:30:00 (link to chat)What do Arizona and Milwaukee's rotations look like in 2013? (I think we'd all rather have Arizona's problems in that regard)
(captnamerca from Florida)
As an A's fan I've learned 1) there's no such thing as too much pitching, and 2) when you feel you have too much pitching, it always seems to sort itself out. Arizona is loaded with pitching prospects and I'd guess a rotation of Kennedy, Cahill, Miley, and I'll say Bauer and Corbin, but Skaggs is obviously in the mix too. For Milwaukee I'd venture Gallardo, Fiers, Rogers, Estrada, and then either a free agent or Tyler Thornburg. By Spring Training of next year, the picture will be much clearer. (Paul Singman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tyler Thornburg has thrown 1,943 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph).