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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 42 2 3 0 32 8.14 -0.5
Birth Date12-6-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
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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
2008 FLO 21 13 6 37.0 29.0 8.0 2 3 0 1 1 0 178 46 34 34 8 80 23 22 2 28 8.27 6.43 6.60 -3.8 -0.4
2011 TEX 24 5 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 6 5 4 1 11 4 4 0 4 7.20 6.46 8.08 -1.2 -0.1
Career18642.029.013.023021020352393899127262328.146.436.77-4.9-0.5

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
2005 JAM A- 4 4 14.0 4.69 87 .378 .271 .353 .415 .262 .410 86 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2006 GRB A 25 25 131.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 24 24 138.3 4.31 107 .249 .263 .331 .385 .257 .313 97 14.7 1.4 14.7 1.4
2008 FLO MLB 13 6 37.0 6.60 55 .319 .263 .333 .409 .265 .325 98 -2.9 -0.3 -3.8 -0.4
2008 CAR AA 25 12 91.0 3.45 131 .201 .265 .341 .398 .253 .244 108 23.1 2.3 22.0 2.2
2009 NWO AAA 4 4 15.7 6.49 32 .351 .273 .332 .421 .288 .304 83 -2.5 -0.2 -3.5 -0.4
2009 MRL Rk 2 2 8.0 4.01 111 .186 .247 .342 .329 .250 .227 96 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 JUP A+ 23 0 30.0 5.37 47 .289 .254 .321 .366 .255 .341 86 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2010 NWO AAA 7 7 33.7 6.74 66 .297 .269 .334 .408 .255 .317 101 -0.6 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2010 MRL Rk 2 1 4.0 2.74 126 .327 .247 .298 .330 .250 .556 81 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2011 TEX MLB 5 0 5.0 8.08 35 .321 .252 .326 .419 .265 .312 110 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 29 8 68.3 4.97 108 .270 .288 .358 .455 .271 .349 101 12.7 1.2 12.7 1.2
2012 ABQ AAA 4 0 4.0 1.95 165 .309 .224 .291 .357 .239 .429 105 2.0 0.2 2.0 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 JAM A- 1 1 0 4 4 14.0 21 8 18 3 39% .410 13.5 5.1 1.9 11.6 2.07 8.36 2.2 0.2
2006 GRB A 7 13 0 25 25 131.1 123 67 133 14 0% .304 8.4 4.6 1.0 9.1 1.45 5.01 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 5 8 0 24 24 138.3 142 46 104 6 48% .313 9.2 3.0 0.4 6.8 1.36 3.71 14.7 1.4
2008 FLO MLB 2 3 0 13 6 37.0 46 23 28 8 43% .325 11.2 5.6 1.9 6.8 1.86 8.27 -3.8 -0.4
2008 CAR AA 5 3 0 25 12 91.0 64 37 74 2 46% .244 6.3 3.7 0.2 7.3 1.11 1.58 22.0 2.2
2009 MRL Rk 1 0 0 2 2 8.0 5 2 7 0 50% .227 5.6 2.2 0.0 7.9 0.88 2.25 0.7 0.1
2009 NWO AAA 1 2 0 4 4 15.7 18 14 7 1 33% .304 10.3 8.0 0.6 4.0 2.04 8.03 -3.5 -0.4
2010 NWO AAA 0 5 0 7 7 33.7 41 17 19 3 46% .317 10.9 4.5 0.8 5.1 1.72 6.14 -2.0 -0.1
2010 JUP A+ 1 3 6 23 0 30.0 35 24 18 0 40% .341 10.5 7.2 0.0 5.4 1.97 6.00 -4.3 -0.4
2010 MRL Rk 1 0 0 2 1 4.0 5 0 7 0 44% .556 11.2 0.0 0.0 15.8 1.25 0.00 1.7 0.2
2011 TEX MLB 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 6 4 4 1 59% .312 10.8 7.2 1.8 7.2 2.00 7.20 -1.2 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 3 5 2 29 8 68.3 79 31 64 5 49% .349 10.4 4.1 0.7 8.4 1.61 5.40 12.7 1.2
2012 ABQ AAA 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 6 0 4 0 36% .429 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.50 4.50 2.0 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
2008 695 0.4791 0.4697 0.8344 0.6667 0.2873 0.8964 0.7019 0.1656
2011 96 0.5417 0.3958 0.8684 0.5962 0.1591 0.9032 0.7143 0.1316
Career7910.48670.46070.83850.65810.27170.89720.70340.1615

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-21 2011-09-11 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-22 2010-07-30 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-18 2010-06-29 Minors 42 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-25 2010-04-25 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2010-04-14 2010-04-24 Minors 10 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-03-08 2010-04-03 Camp 26 0 General Medical Nerve Injury Raynaud's Disease -
2009-08-03 2009-09-08 Minors 36 0 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-04-15 2009-07-25 Minors 101 0 Left Knee Surgery Tendon 2009-04-21
2006-06-05 2006-06-13 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 81 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 6/19/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Texas 4/27/11. Released by Texas 8/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/10. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Florida 10/6/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 12/13/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Florida 3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/8/08.
  • Drafted 2005 (1s-34) (Temple City HS, Calif.). Signed 6/05, $0.975M signing bonus.

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
0.40.8out of baseball1.11.3out of baseball3.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Daniel Moskos 2013 0.00 DNP
2 91 Chuckie Fick 2013 0.00 DNP
3 91 Neal Musser 2008 0.00
4 90 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
5 90 Jeremy Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
6 90 Jesus Delgado 2011 0.00 DNP
7 90 Josh Hall 2008 0.00 DNP
8 89 John Ennis 2007 8.22
9 89 Amaury Rivas 2013 0.00 DNP
10 89 Jean Machi 2009 0.00 DNP
11 89 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
12 88 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
13 88 Geno Espineli 2010 0.00 DNP
14 88 Dusty Hughes 2009 5.14
15 88 Justin Mallett 2009 0.00 DNP
16 88 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
17 88 Chorye Spoone 2013 0.00 DNP
18 87 Trystan Magnuson 2012 0.00 DNP
19 87 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
20 87 Clint Nageotte 2008 0.00 DNP
21 87 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
22 87 Jose Veras 2008 3.59
23 87 Justin Cassel 2012 0.00 DNP
24 87 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
25 87 Romulo Sanchez 2011 0.00 DNP
26 87 Tom Vessella 2013 0.00 DNP
27 87 Josh Muecke 2009 0.00 DNP
28 87 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
29 87 Dennis Sarfate 2008 5.20
30 87 Matt Oye 2013 0.00 DNP
31 87 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
32 87 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
33 87 Geivy Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
34 86 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
35 86 Adam Russell 2010 4.60
36 86 Cory Rauschenberger 2012 0.00 DNP
37 86 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
38 86 Sean Henn 2008 7.71
39 86 Justin Fitzgerald 2013 0.00 DNP
40 86 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
41 86 Brad Knox 2009 0.00 DNP
42 86 Anthony Claggett 2012 0.00 DNP
43 86 Tim Dillard 2011 4.08
44 86 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
45 86 Willie Collazo 2007 6.35
46 86 Justin James 2009 0.00 DNP
47 86 Miguel Gonzalez 2011 0.00 DNP
48 86 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
49 86 Taylor Sinclair 2013 0.00 DNP
50 85 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
51 85 Andrew Brackman 2013 0.00 DNP
52 85 J.D. Durbin 2009 0.00 DNP
53 85 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
54 85 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
55 85 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
56 85 Jack Cassel 2008 6.23
57 85 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
58 85 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
59 85 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
60 85 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
61 85 Gary Daley 2013 0.00 DNP
62 85 Duke Welker 2013 0.00
63 85 James Leverton 2013 0.00 DNP
64 84 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
65 84 Jeremy Horst 2013 6.58
66 84 Hassan Pena 2012 0.00 DNP
67 84 Steven Richard 2012 0.00 DNP
68 84 Erik Cordier 2013 0.00 DNP
69 84 Frank Herrmann 2011 5.59
70 84 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
71 84 Andrew Kown 2010 0.00 DNP
72 84 Zack Segovia 2010 0.00 DNP
73 84 Eddie Gamboa 2012 0.00 DNP
74 84 Matt DeSalvo 2008 31.50
75 84 Mike Hinckley 2010 0.00 DNP
76 84 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
77 84 David Mixon 2012 0.00 DNP
78 84 Rich Rundles 2008 1.80
79 84 Jason Rice 2013 0.00 DNP
80 84 Carlos Fisher 2010 5.64
81 84 Chance Chapman 2011 0.00 DNP
82 84 Mark Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
83 83 Chase Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
84 83 Dave McKae 2009 0.00 DNP
85 83 Eric Stults 2007 6.05
86 83 Tyler Lumsden 2010 0.00 DNP
87 83 Marco Albano 2011 0.00 DNP
88 83 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
89 83 Patrick Stanley 2010 0.00 DNP
90 83 Matt Belisle 2007 5.62
91 83 Carlos Torres 2010 8.56
92 83 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
93 83 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
94 83 Jon Meloan 2012 0.00 DNP
95 83 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
96 83 Tim Wood 2010 6.18
97 83 Hunter Jones 2011 0.00 DNP
98 83 Brooks Brown 2012 0.00 DNP
99 83 Adrian Alaniz 2011 0.00 DNP
100 83 Steven Register 2010 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Claimed off waivers from the Florida Marlins, former supplemental first-round pick Ryan Tucker will look to join the list of successful reclamation projects to emerge from the Rangers organization in recent years.
2010 It was a lost year for Tucker, a 2005 supplemental first-rounder, who missed most of the season after knee surgery. The great insight of Ray Kroc at the founding of the McDonald's chain was that variety equals inefficiency. Alas, the opposite is true in baseball, and Tucker's mid-90s fastball remains his only plus pitch. As such, though he's been a starter thus far, a date with the bullpen seems an inevitability. Even then, he's going to have to find a consistent off-speed pitch if he's going to be a dependable asset.
2009 Tucker's value was boosted by improved command in 2007, but his 2008 did not go nearly as well after leaving the minors. The control problems resurfaced, and as he lacks a consistent second pitch—his changeup is either a plus or fails to do what it's meant to—continuing as a starter was a problem. If his changeup becomes a consistent offering, he's capable of starting, even more so if his slider stops being flat. Otherwise, he's on track to be a dominating, fireballing reliever—not a bad downside for the Marlins.
2008 Right-hander Ryan Tucker has the best arm strength in the system, with a fastball that sits in the mid-90s and touches 97 mph, but scouts project him as a reliever in the end due to his lack of command or any usable secondary offering.
2007 Ryan Tucker has a live arm and a hard fastball, but struggles with his command and lacks a reliable second pitch. He`s just 19, so we can cut him some slack for a year or three.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL WestR.J. Anderson2012-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: To the Victor go the SpoilsJoey Matschulat2011-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: ScattershootingJoey Matschulat2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Short StackChristina Kahrl2010-12-29
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Import/ExportChristina Kahrl2010-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The 10,000 Arms of Dr. T.Christina Kahrl2010-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Winter Meetings WrapJohn Perrotto2008-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Neglected Florida MarlinsJoe Sheehan2008-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Big Fish StoryJay Jaffe2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekend Moves OmnibusChristina Kahrl2008-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-13
Prospectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: April Pitching AwardsKevin Goldstein2008-05-09
Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Fishing for Mediocrity?Bryan Smith2007-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Hostile EnvironmentsBryan Smith2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
Future Shock: Top 100 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-02-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Tucker. Any insight on his blowout start in terms of pitch development progress? Any other general thoughts on him would be appreciated.
(Freddie Blassie from Helena, MT)
What you are looking at is much improved command and some improvements on the breaking ball. He always had the best arm strength amongst that group of young arms in the system and I think what you are seeing is very real. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Ryan Tucker has been nearly unhittable this year with his mid-high 90s heater. Most scouts project him as a closer for the Marlins due to a lack of secondary offerings, but do you think he can succeed in the rotation?
(Jonathan from FLA)
I'm a long-term believer in Tucker -- I can't remember when he was a breakout prospect of mine, but he absolutely once was. The fastball has been fantastic this year, and I've actually heard about consistency in the breaking ball category. I know he uses a splitter and a slider, so if he can make both of those a plus, there's no reason to relegate him to the bullpen yet. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneBut it was still quite a day for the Rangers. A win in Game 1 AND Ryan Tucker. (John Perrotto)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThis makes the Rangers claiming Ryan Tucker off waivers rather trivial now, huh?
(John Perrotto)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ryan Tucker threw 876 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (84mph).