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Birth Date10-19-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 6 days
BatsR
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-0.42012
0.02013
1.62014
0.92015
2.52016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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 WARP
2010 CLE MLB 12 12 73.0 6 4 0 72 19 43 10 .255 106 8.9 2.3 1.2 5.3 32% .274 .265 1.25 4.55 4.56 117 5.70 -0.4
2011 CLE MLB 26 26 165.3 12 7 0 157 21 89 24 .263 102 8.5 1.1 1.3 4.8 40% .253 .250 1.08 4.31 4.25 106 4.45 1.2
2012 CLE MLB 21 16 103.3 5 8 0 126 25 56 18 .261 98 11.0 2.2 1.6 4.9 43% .309 .299 1.46 5.04 6.36 116 5.43 -0.4
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 99 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 38% .250 .199 1.00 3.08 0.00 110 4.52 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 25 16 104.0 6 9 0 120 14 94 18 .261 102 10.4 1.2 1.6 8.1 39% .320 .283 1.29 4.03 4.76 93 3.58 1.6
2015 CLE MLB 10 10 65.7 7 2 0 47 8 57 13 .264 107 6.4 1.1 1.8 7.8 39% .199 .222 0.84 4.40 3.02 94 3.94 0.9
2016 CLE MLB 28 27 160.0 12 8 0 176 20 114 35 .260 113 9.9 1.1 2.0 6.4 45% .282 .260 1.23 4.96 4.61 102 4.07 2.4
CareerMLB123107673.348380700107453118.2611059.41.41.66.140%.277.2651.204.564.641054.465.3

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2006 MHV A- 15 15 77.1 8 2 0 56 15 69 5 .000 6.5 1.8 0.6 8.1 0% .238 .000 0.92 3.10 2.10
2007 LKC A 26 15 103.7 10 3 0 103 19 89 10 .266 101 8.9 1.6 0.9 7.7 44% .302 .250 1.18 3.79 3.30
2007 KIN A+ 6 5 27.7 1 1 0 24 12 20 0 .252 101 7.8 3.9 0.0 6.5 49% .276 .239 1.30 3.12 3.57
2008 KIN A+ 40 9 102.7 9 5 3 82 16 109 10 .257 101 7.2 1.4 0.9 9.6 43% .280 .218 0.95 3.27 2.98
2008 BUF AAA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 6 1 3 2 .268 87 7.7 1.3 2.6 3.9 43% .211 .253 1.00 6.61 3.86
2008 gcr Wnt 8 7 28.0 2 3 0 36 3 28 3 .000 11.6 1.0 1.0 9.0 0% .363 .000 1.39 4.34 6.43
2009 AKR AA 26 25 145.0 14 9 0 149 27 125 21 .268 98 9.2 1.7 1.3 7.8 38% .297 .254 1.21 4.00 4.16
2010 CLE MLB 12 12 73.0 6 4 0 72 19 43 10 .255 106 8.9 2.3 1.2 5.3 32% .274 .265 1.25 4.55 4.56
2010 COH AAA 20 17 107.3 8 4 0 83 33 80 11 .254 107 7.0 2.8 0.9 6.7 39% .238 .207 1.08 4.11 2.68
2011 CLE MLB 26 26 165.3 12 7 0 157 21 89 24 .263 102 8.5 1.1 1.3 4.8 40% .253 .250 1.08 4.31 4.25
2012 CLE MLB 21 16 103.3 5 8 0 126 25 56 18 .261 98 11.0 2.2 1.6 4.9 43% .309 .299 1.46 5.04 6.36
2013 CLE MLB 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 99 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 38% .250 .199 1.00 3.08 0.00
2013 LKC A 3 1 4.3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 .273 107 2.1 0.0 0.0 8.3 55% .091 .100 0.23 1.49 0.00
2013 AKR AA 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 .267 99 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.0 59% .176 .184 0.50 2.49 1.50
2013 COH AAA 3 3 15.0 2 0 0 12 0 11 0 .242 103 7.2 0.0 0.0 6.6 28% .279 .177 0.80 2.14 2.40
2013 CLE Rk 2 2 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .289 92 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 60% .200 .106 0.50 2.00 0.00
2014 CLE MLB 25 16 104.0 6 9 0 120 14 94 18 .261 102 10.4 1.2 1.6 8.1 39% .320 .283 1.29 4.03 4.76
2014 COH AAA 6 6 40.0 2 1 0 26 10 33 5 .247 111 5.8 2.2 1.1 7.4 37% .210 .187 0.90 4.08 2.25
2015 CLE MLB 10 10 65.7 7 2 0 47 8 57 13 .264 107 6.4 1.1 1.8 7.8 39% .199 .222 0.84 4.40 3.02
2015 MHV A- 1 1 3.7 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 .263 92 7.4 4.9 0.0 7.4 50% .300 .271 1.36 3.51 7.36
2015 AKR AA 1 1 2.7 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 .279 90 10.1 3.4 0.0 6.8 12% .375 .286 1.50 2.89 0.00
2015 COH AAA 4 4 21.3 1 2 0 25 1 17 3 .258 117 10.5 0.4 1.3 7.2 43% .328 .269 1.22 3.53 4.22
2015 CLE Rk 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 .229 101 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 50% .500 .294 1.50 0.82 9.00
2016 CLE MLB 28 27 160.0 12 8 0 176 20 114 35 .260 113 9.9 1.1 2.0 6.4 45% .282 .260 1.23 4.96 4.61

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
2010 1103 0.5186 0.4705 0.8266 0.6031 0.3277 0.9101 0.6609 0.1734
2011 2348 0.5349 0.4842 0.8241 0.6059 0.3443 0.8699 0.7314 0.1759
2012 1595 0.4897 0.4878 0.8226 0.6594 0.3231 0.8854 0.6996 0.1774
2013 36 0.5556 0.6667 0.8750 0.7500 0.5625 0.8000 1.0000 0.1250
2014 1691 0.4837 0.4814 0.7887 0.6357 0.3368 0.8981 0.5952 0.2113
2015 948 0.5232 0.4895 0.7888 0.6351 0.3296 0.8635 0.6309 0.2112
2016 2424 0.5017 0.4732 0.8230 0.6094 0.3361 0.8988 0.6847 0.1770
Career101450.50850.48130.81490.62310.33540.88750.67640.1851

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
2013-02-15 2013-08-24 60-DL 190 128 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-08-13 2012-09-09 60-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-22 -
2012-05-12 2012-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Inflammation Intersection Syndrome - -
2011-08-25 2011-09-29 60-DL 35 35 Right Elbow Strain - -
2009-08-28 2009-09-04 Minors 7 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CLE $750,000
2017 CLE $2,500,000
2016 CLE $2,250,000
2015 CLE $1,500,000
2014 CLE $1,500,000
2013 CLE $501,800
2012 CLE $494,500
2011 CLE $417,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,413,500
2011Current$2,250,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$6,663,500
2 yrFuture$3,250,000
8 yrTotal$9,913,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 33 dSSG Baseball2 years/$5.5M (2016-17), 2018 option

Details
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2016-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 1/261/16, adding to one-year, $2.25M deal signed 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). 16:$2.25M, 17:$2.5M, 18:$3M club option ($0.75M buyout. Annual performance bonuses for 2017-18: $0.25M each for 20, 25 starts and 160, 180 innings. $0.5M each for 30 starts, 200 IP.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2014). Lost arbitration with Cleveland 2/15/14 ($0.975M-$0.8M).
  • 1 year/$0.5018M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4172M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/27/10.
  • Drafted 2006 (19-581) (Texas Tech).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .215 .237 .389 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .309 .515 .288
18 Split (Multi) -.057 -.072 -.126 -.062
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .156 .169 .279 .161
31 vs R (2015) .235 .283 .555 .282
38 Split (2015) -.080 -.114 -.276 -.120
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin has been incredible, with a 2.41 era, 0.82 whip, 4.5 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9. How is he doing it? Any chance he continues to be a useful starter?
(Teenwolf from Vancouver, BC)
His cutter and curveball have been very effective pitches that he has been able to throw for strikes. That certainly helps a lot when you have an 89-mph fastball.

Continues as a useful starter? Yeah, I think so. He doesn't walk many, and that's a good thing. The batters are going to get more hits off of him than they have been, though, and the lack of strikeouts will definitely hurt him. You really continually live at the margin of major league usefulness with a K-rate that low. (Mike Fast)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Tomlin? Keep waiting for the wheels to fall off. Will it happen? BAbip against seems less than sustainable.
(soxfan2005 from Boston)
I addressed most of this in my response to Teenwolf earlier, but yes, definitely, a BABIP below .200 is unsustainable. Even the .278 mark he posted last year is at the low edge of the MLB talent spread for starting pitchers.

As I mentioned earlier, the cutter and the curve help him there somewhat. The cutter is a great pitch inside to lefties, with a BABIP in the .260 range when used that way, and outside to righties is also better than average. (Mike Fast)


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Josh Tomlin has thrown 10,296 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph), Change (84mph) and Sinker (88mph).