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Donnie Veal PBraves

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date9-18-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2011
0.42012
-0.02013
0.12014
0.22015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2009 PIT MLB 19 0 16.3 18 20 16 2 .263 96 9.9 11.0 1.1 8.8 43% .340 .329 2.33 6.73 7.16 117 7.74 -0.5
2012 CHA MLB 24 0 13.0 5 4 19 0 .259 109 3.5 2.8 0.0 13.2 38% .192 .159 0.69 1.05 1.38 72 2.15 0.4
2013 CHA MLB 50 0 29.3 26 16 29 3 .274 100 8.0 4.9 0.9 8.9 53% .295 .246 1.43 4.06 4.60 100 3.31 0.5
2014 CHA MLB 7 0 6.0 6 7 6 0 .257 109 9.0 10.5 0.0 9.0 39% .333 .320 2.17 0.00 7.50 109 6.80 -0.2
2015 ATL MLB 5 0 4.3 8 2 3 3 .260 88 16.6 4.2 6.2 6.2 39% .333 .527 2.31 12.82 14.54 112 19.08 -0.8
CareerMLB105069.06349738.2661018.26.41.09.546%.299.2841.624.775.481025.89-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 BOI A- 7 6 29.0 18 15 34 2 .263 102 5.6 4.7 0.6 10.6 44% .242 .214 1.14 3.59 2.48
2006 PEO A 14 14 73.2 45 40 86 4 .260 51 5.5 4.9 0.5 10.6 49% .261 .201 1.16 3.38 2.70
2006 DAY A+ 14 14 80.2 46 42 88 3 .000 5.2 4.7 0.3 9.9 0% .236 .000 1.10 3.18 1.68
2007 TEN AA 28 27 130.3 126 73 131 11 .261 102 8.7 5.0 0.8 9.0 43% .317 .269 1.53 4.30 4.97
2008 TEN AA 29 29 145.3 150 81 123 19 .252 112 9.3 5.0 1.2 7.6 46% .316 .267 1.59 5.02 4.52
2008 MSS Wnt 10 0 9.0 9 13 9 1 .000 9.0 13.0 1.0 9.0 0% .333 .000 2.44 8.29 10.00
2009 PIT MLB 19 0 16.3 18 20 16 2 .263 96 9.9 11.0 1.1 8.8 43% .340 .329 2.33 6.73 7.16
2009 ALT AA 7 5 13.3 5 10 18 0 .269 97 3.4 6.8 0.0 12.2 54% .192 .188 1.13 2.91 1.35
2009 IND AAA 9 1 14.0 6 16 13 0 .244 100 3.9 10.3 0.0 8.4 67% .182 .229 1.57 4.72 6.43
2009 SUR Wnt 7 7 21.0 17 7 22 1 .000 7.3 3.0 0.4 9.4 0% .296 .000 1.14 3.90 2.14
2010 IND AAA 9 9 49.7 42 23 41 3 .249 103 7.6 4.2 0.5 7.4 45% .277 .240 1.31 4.18 4.35
2011 BRD A+ 7 4 19.3 17 6 18 1 .250 105 7.9 2.8 0.5 8.4 49% .296 .226 1.19 3.60 2.79
2011 ALT AA 4 0 4.7 9 0 3 3 .270 82 17.4 0.0 5.8 5.8 57% .333 .440 1.93 10.48 7.71
2011 IND AAA 7 0 6.3 5 7 7 0 .256 94 7.1 9.9 0.0 9.9 50% .312 .269 1.89 4.82 5.68
2011 PIR Rk 1 1 1.7 1 2 3 0 .226 122 5.4 10.8 0.0 16.2 33% .333 .259 1.80 5.22 5.40
2012 CHA MLB 24 0 13.0 5 4 19 0 .259 109 3.5 2.8 0.0 13.2 38% .192 .159 0.69 1.05 1.38
2012 CHR AAA 35 0 52.0 40 23 61 0 .251 99 6.9 4.0 0.0 10.6 56% .305 .214 1.21 2.43 2.08
2013 CHA MLB 50 0 29.3 26 16 29 3 .274 100 8.0 4.9 0.9 8.9 53% .295 .246 1.43 4.06 4.60
2013 CHR AAA 17 0 26.7 23 14 30 1 .255 97 7.8 4.7 0.3 10.1 48% .338 .238 1.39 3.24 2.70
2014 CHA MLB 7 0 6.0 6 7 6 0 .257 109 9.0 10.5 0.0 9.0 39% .333 .320 2.17 0.00 7.50
2014 CHR AAA 37 0 50.0 57 27 49 4 .251 111 10.3 4.9 0.7 8.8 46% .353 .277 1.68 0.00 5.94
2015 ATL MLB 5 0 4.3 8 2 3 3 .260 88 16.6 4.2 6.2 6.2 39% .333 .527 2.31 12.82 14.54
2015 GWN AAA 17 0 16.0 9 2 13 0 .250 99 5.1 1.1 0.0 7.3 45% .205 .179 0.69 1.91 0.00

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
2009 364 0.4560 0.3269 0.8067 0.5000 0.1818 0.9036 0.5833 0.1933
2012 184 0.5543 0.4783 0.6136 0.5490 0.3902 0.7321 0.4063 0.3864
2013 497 0.4185 0.4004 0.7337 0.6058 0.2526 0.8889 0.4658 0.2663
2014 127 0.4803 0.3150 0.8250 0.4754 0.1667 0.8276 0.8182 0.1750
2015 84 0.5595 0.5000 0.8571 0.7447 0.1892 0.9143 0.5714 0.1429
Career12560.46490.38850.75470.56290.23930.86570.53380.2453

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
2011-07-09 2011-08-26 Minors 48 43 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-22 Minors 42 40 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-06-04 -
2010-05-24 2010-09-07 Minors 106 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-06-04
2009-08-04 2009-09-08 15-DL 35 31 Left Fingers Sprain Index Finger -
2009-05-30 2009-07-10 15-DL 41 37 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 CHA $516,000
2013 CHA $497,500
2009 PIT $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,413,500
4 yrTotal$1,413,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 21 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/10/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Atlanta 4/30/15. DFA by Atlanta 5/5/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/15. Contract selected by Atlanta 5/27/15. DFA by Atlanta 6/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/5/15. Released by Atlanta 6/8/15.
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14. DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/19/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Selected by Pittsburgh from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08. Signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/09.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2005 (2-68). $0.53M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .221 .326 .353 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .383 .332 .266
18 Split (Multi) -.016 -.057 .020 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .200 .400 .400 .321
31 vs R (2014) .308 .471 .385 .319
38 Split (2014) -.108 -.071 .015 .002
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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BP Articles

Donnie Veal is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Another Day, Another Hard-Throwing Rookie StarterDaniel Rathman2015-05-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball BullpenR.J. Anderson2013-12-20
Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball BullpenBen Lindbergh2013-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 30-December 2Jason Martinez2012-12-03
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, September 18Daniel Rathman2012-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Friday UpdateWill Carroll2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 18Kevin Goldstein2010-05-19
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Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-10
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Patterson, Donald Veal, and Sean Marshall for AJ Burnett.
(Jack from Chicago)
With the way he's pitching right now, would you really rather have Burnett over just Marshall? Reminds of the days when teams would clamor to get Tim Belcher every July. (Dayn Perry)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far has scouts opinions of Donald Veal fallen since last spring?
(ajmorriso from Chicago)
It's certainly fallen. He still has great stuff, but he needed to improve his command and instead it went backwards. Hard to bet against that kind of arm though. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Donnie Veal has thrown 1,399 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph), Change (85mph) and Sinker (92mph).