Biographical

Portrait of Wade Townsend

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date2-22-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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

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
2005 HUD A- 12 10 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.635 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CGA A 21 21 102.7 6.39 65 .270 .263 .339 .393 .263 .267 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 VRO A+ 15 7 44.3 5.25 84 .271 .261 .334 .382 .259 .307 100 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2008 MNT AA 13 2 22.3 7.09 62 .288 .267 .348 .404 .259 .262 110 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2008 PEJ Wnt 3 3 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 RAY Rk 3 3 2.7 15.65 -185 .476 .255 .333 .359 .267 .286 87 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2

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
2005 HUD A- 0 4 0 12 10 39.3 44 24 33 4 0% -.635 10.1 5.5 0.9 7.6 1.73 5.50 0.0 0.0
2007 CGA A 6 10 0 21 21 102.7 91 53 92 16 47% .267 8.0 4.6 1.4 8.1 1.40 5.08 -0.6 -0.1
2008 MNT AA 1 2 0 13 2 22.3 22 17 17 5 39% .262 8.9 6.9 2.0 6.9 1.75 7.67 -2.4 -0.2
2008 VRO A+ 0 4 0 15 7 44.3 44 22 39 5 36% .307 8.9 4.5 1.0 7.9 1.49 5.28 2.1 0.2
2008 PEJ Wnt 2 0 0 3 3 10.7 14 5 8 2 0% .324 11.8 4.2 1.7 6.7 1.78 8.41 0.0 0.0
2009 RAY Rk 0 1 0 3 3 2.7 3 7 3 1 50% .286 10.0 23.3 3.3 10.0 3.70 13.33 -2.5 -0.2

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-11-14 2008-11-14 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2008-11-14 -
2008-06-05 2008-07-02 Minors 27 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-08-09 2007-09-05 Minors 27 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-05-03 2007-05-18 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2005-11-15 2005-11-15 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
DThames, CClose

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TB 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • released 8/3/09 signed 6/05 $1.5M signing bonus Rice 05 1-8 (BAL 04 1-8, did not sign)

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
2008 Wade Townsend showed some signs of life last year for the first time since his full-season debut in 2004, but he'll turn 25 during spring training, which means it was probably a case of too little, too late.
2007 Two and a half years removed from his final pitch at Rice, Townsend has just 39 1/3 uninspiring innings on his professional resume, all of them coming in 2005. Prior to that, he had not played competitive baseball from June 2004 until his 2005 stint in the NY-Penn League because of a holdout/re-enrollment debacle with the Orioles. His rehab from Tommy John surgery is now complete, and, after some Instructional League appearances, he reported that his elbow is pain-free. He`ll start 2007 in the Sally League. As with most things in life, if you lower your expectations, you`ll either be proven right, or you`ll be pleasantly surprised. It`s win-win!

BP Articles

Wade Townsend is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-IfsBaseball Prospectus2014-06-04
Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees?Dustin Palmateer2013-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Raining on Your Draft ParadeKevin Goldstein2011-06-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, between being a Twins fan and not really paying close attention to college baseball, I never saw the Philip Humber that was picked #3 overall in 2004. Can you spin me a yarn?
(Minneapolitan from Chicago)
A long time ago, in a magical land called, "Texas" there was a school called "Rice." And there were three little (ok, actually big) pitchers there who maybe have been that best threesome on a single team in the history of college baseball. One was Humber, one was Wade Townsend, and one was Jeff Niemann. But Rice wasn't kind to these players, working them night and day and far too much, so that when they went pro they all got hurt, and none of them lived up to their potential, and nobody lived happily ever after. The end. (Kevin Goldstein)


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