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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.3 3.97 1.22 28 2 2 0 0.2
Birth Date5-22-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12010
-0.32011
0.12012
2013
0.22014
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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
2007 FLO 22 18 17 81.7 79.3 2.3 4 6 0 0 2 1 379 94 63 62 15 169 48 43 3 82 6.83 5.43 5.72 3.9 0.2
2008 FLO 23 4 4 14.0 14.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 74 20 12 12 1 26 10 10 2 20 7.71 3.75 4.54 1.9 0.2
2009 FLO 24 11 11 58.7 58.7 0.0 3 2 0 0 4 0 256 57 29 28 11 107 21 18 4 49 4.30 5.10 5.30 -2.1 -0.2
2010 BAL 25 7 1 16.3 4.0 12.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 67 13 10 9 2 21 7 7 2 17 4.96 4.21 5.96 0.4 0.0
2010 FLO 25 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 4 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 6.75 3.86 3.67 0.3 0.0
2011 BAL 26 4 2 9.0 5.3 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 12 9 8 4 28 8 8 1 7 8.00 10.28 9.99 -2.9 -0.3
2012 PIT 27 4 0 2.7 0.0 2.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 5 4 4 0 5 1 1 1 3 13.50 3.14 2.57 0.9 0.1
Career5035183.7161.322.38110061847204131124333609688131796.085.285.622.3-0.0

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
2007 FLO MLB 18 17 81.7 5.72 85 .300 .266 .329 .416 .255 .342 104 4.7 0.5 3.9 0.2
2008 FLO MLB 4 4 14.0 4.54 102 .308 .266 .338 .418 .266 .463 99 2.1 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 11 11 58.7 5.30 76 .281 .260 .324 .413 .262 .269 94 -0.2 -0.0 -2.1 -0.2
2010 BAL MLB 7 1 16.3 5.96 85 .239 .257 .321 .447 .260 .282 116 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 2 0 1.3 3.67 115 .400 .238 .323 .383 .257 .429 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 4 2 9.0 9.99 -8 .391 .270 .336 .461 .276 .308 108 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2011 NOR AAA 26 26 154.3 6.07 64 .249 .263 .329 .403 .255 .253 92 -15.8 -1.5 -15.8 -1.5
2012 PIT MLB 4 0 2.7 2.57 138 .294 .269 .327 .425 .264 .455 96 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 BRD A+ 1 1 6.0 6.21 81 .288 .246 .308 .376 .236 .368 109 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 IND AAA 21 19 123.3 4.44 105 .239 .263 .336 .400 .257 .294 100 10.6 1.1 11.5 1.2

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
2007 FLO MLB 4 6 0 18 17 81.7 94 48 82 15 31% .342 10.4 5.3 1.7 9.0 1.74 6.83 3.9 0.2
2008 FLO MLB 1 1 0 4 4 14.0 20 10 20 1 38% .463 12.9 6.4 0.6 12.9 2.14 7.71 1.9 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 3 2 0 11 11 58.7 57 21 49 11 29% .269 8.7 3.2 1.7 7.5 1.33 4.30 -2.1 -0.2
2010 BAL MLB 0 1 0 7 1 16.3 13 7 17 2 34% .282 7.2 3.9 1.1 9.4 1.22 4.96 0.4 0.0
2010 FLO MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 3 1 1 0 43% .429 20.2 6.8 0.0 6.8 3.00 6.75 0.3 0.0
2011 NOR AAA 9 13 0 26 26 154.3 141 40 108 23 38% .253 8.2 2.3 1.3 6.3 1.17 4.43 -15.8 -1.5
2011 BAL MLB 0 0 0 4 2 9.0 12 8 7 4 23% .308 12.0 8.0 4.0 7.0 2.22 8.00 -2.9 -0.3
2012 IND AAA 13 5 0 21 19 123.3 112 35 113 8 48% .294 8.2 2.6 0.6 8.2 1.19 2.92 11.5 1.2
2012 PIT MLB 0 1 0 4 0 2.7 5 1 3 0 55% .455 16.9 3.4 0.0 10.1 2.25 13.50 0.9 0.1
2012 BRD A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 8 1 5 1 45% .368 12.0 1.5 1.5 7.5 1.50 6.00 -0.4 -0.0

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 309 0.4951 0.4272 0.8106 0.6013 0.2564 0.8696 0.6750 0.1894
2009 990 0.5091 0.4722 0.8308 0.6488 0.2881 0.8807 0.7143 0.1692
2010 298 0.5000 0.4530 0.8148 0.6309 0.2752 0.8936 0.6341 0.1852
2011 198 0.4141 0.3737 0.7297 0.6098 0.2069 0.7600 0.6667 0.2703
2012 56 0.4821 0.3929 0.8182 0.5556 0.2414 0.8667 0.7143 0.1818
Career18510.49430.44870.81370.6310.27060.86760.68970.1863

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-09 2009-09-18 DTD 9 9 Low Back Soreness -
2009-03-29 2009-06-04 60-DL 67 54 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-04-13 2008-05-31 Minors 48 0 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2006-04-06 2006-08-15 Minors 131 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2005-07-02 2005-09-05 Minors 65 6 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2005-04-05 2005-05-27 Minors 52 7 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 FLO $400,000
2008 FLO $391,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$791,500
4 yrTotal$791,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 5 d2013

Details
  • 2013. Released by Pittsburgh 1/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). DFA by Baltimore 1/24/12, released 2/3/12. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/22/12 (split contract). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Toronto 3/21/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 4/4/12 (refused assignment). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 4/9/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Pittburgh 9/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 3/30/11. Contract purchased by Baltimore 9/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 2/27/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 3/6/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/5/09. Recalled 7/20/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/18/09. Recalled 9/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3915M (2008). Re-signed 3/2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/6/08. Recalled 7/22/08. Optioned to Triple-A 7/27/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Optioned to Double-A 4/07. Contract purchased 4/07. Recalled 6/5/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/17/07. Recalled 7/16/07.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Netherlands.

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
90o 3.2 3 0 10 10 53.7 41 13 41 5 .248 1.01 2.94 3.19 9.6 1.0
80o 2.7 2.8 0 8 8 47.9 39 13 36 5 .261 1.08 3.28 3.57 6.2 0.6
70o 2.4 2.7 0 8 8 43.8 37 12 33 5 .271 1.13 3.54 3.85 4.1 0.4
60o 2.2 2.6 0 7 7 40.4 36 12 31 5 .279 1.17 3.76 4.09 2.5 0.3
50o 2 2.5 0 7 7 37.3 34 11 28 5 .286 1.22 3.97 4.31 1.3 0.1
40o 1.8 2.3 0 6 6 34.3 32 11 26 4 .294 1.26 4.18 4.54 0.3 0.0
30o 1.6 2.2 0 6 6 31.1 31 10 24 4 .302 1.31 4.40 4.79 -0.6 -0.1
20o 1.3 2 0 5 5 27.4 28 9 21 4 .311 1.37 4.68 5.08 -1.4 -0.1
10o 1 1.7 0 4 4 22.5 25 8 17 3 .325 1.45 5.06 5.5 -2.2 -0.2
Weighted Mean22.407736.73311284.2841.213.944.291.40.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 26% 9% 27% 47%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201530101003131196178581572338.2901.213.904.248.22.77.21.10.7
20163110902828168150471342138.2821.173.764.098.02.57.21.11.0
2017329802626153136421201838.2831.163.694.018.02.57.11.11.1
2018338802323137128381051738.2931.214.034.388.42.56.91.10.3
2019348702222132121371031638.2891.193.884.228.22.57.01.10.6
202035770212112411334961538.2891.193.854.198.22.57.01.10.6
202136760202011710732901438.2891.193.844.178.32.56.91.10.6
202237660191910910129831338.2911.193.854.198.32.46.91.10.5
20233866017171039729771238.2921.223.964.308.52.56.71.00.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.811.8out of baseball42.70.119.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Billy Buckner 2013 4.67
2 90 Eric Stults 2009 4.86
3 89 Everett Teaford 2013 0.00
4 89 Robert Ray 2013 0.00 DNP
5 89 Chris Seddon 2013 0.00 DNP
6 88 J.D. Durbin 2011 0.00 DNP
7 88 Colby Lewis 2009 0.00 DNP
8 88 Anthony Lerew 2012 0.00 DNP
9 87 Dan Meyer 2011 0.00 DNP
10 86 Philip Humber 2012 6.53
11 86 J.D. Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
12 86 Ramon A. Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
13 85 Zach Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
14 85 Mike Parisi 2012 0.00 DNP
15 85 Jason Hirsh 2011 0.00 DNP
16 85 Guillermo Moscoso 2013 5.10
17 85 Tom Cochran 2012 0.00 DNP
18 84 Scott Richmond 2009 5.84
19 84 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
20 84 Eric Hacker 2012 5.59
21 83 Garrett Mock 2012 0.00 DNP
22 83 David Pauley 2012 7.02
23 83 Jim Paduch 2012 0.00 DNP
24 83 Chris Narveson 2011 4.56
25 83 Josh Hancock 2007 4.26
26 83 Sam LeCure 2013 2.66
27 83 Jorge Campillo 2008 4.20
28 83 Chris Waters 2010 0.00 DNP
29 83 Josh Banks 2012 0.00 DNP
30 83 David Purcey 2011 5.61
31 83 Brian Slocum 2010 0.00 DNP
32 83 Andrew Kown 2012 0.00 DNP
33 83 Doug Mathis 2012 0.00 DNP
34 82 Ronald Bay 2013 0.00 DNP
35 82 Pat Misch 2011 10.29
36 82 Tim Stauffer 2011 3.93
37 82 Heath Phillips 2011 0.00 DNP
38 82 Jack Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
39 82 John Koronka 2010 0.00 DNP
40 82 Jeff Fulchino 2009 3.62
41 82 Bob Keppel 2011 0.00 DNP
42 82 Chad Reineke 2011 8.10
43 82 Garrett Olson 2013 0.00 DNP
44 81 Billy Traber 2009 14.73
45 81 Dave Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
46 81 Steve Watkins 2008 0.00 DNP
47 81 Kei Igawa 2009 0.00 DNP
48 81 Brian Stokes 2009 4.22
49 81 Matt Wright 2011 0.00 DNP
50 81 Andy Van Hekken 2009 0.00 DNP
51 81 Jeremy Guthrie 2008 3.87
52 81 Chris George 2009 0.00 DNP
53 81 Matt DeSalvo 2010 0.00 DNP
54 81 Mark McLemore 2010 0.00 DNP
55 81 Dustin Moseley 2011 4.42
56 81 Chris Smith 2010 5.40
57 80 Erik Arnesen 2013 0.00 DNP
58 80 Carlos Torres 2012 5.26
59 80 Esmailin Caridad 2013 0.00 DNP
60 80 Dustin Nippert 2010 4.45
61 80 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
62 80 Eddie Bonine 2010 4.90
63 80 Daniel Davidson 2010 0.00 DNP
64 80 Daniel McCutchen 2012 0.00 DNP
65 80 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
66 80 Brian Burres 2010 5.45
67 80 Blake Hawksworth 2012 0.00 DNP
68 80 Josh Muecke 2011 0.00 DNP
69 79 Mike Gosling 2010 0.00 DNP
70 79 Cesar Ramos 2013 4.01
71 79 Jeremy Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
72 79 Omar Beltre 2011 0.00 DNP
73 79 Craig Stammen 2013 3.31
74 79 Ryan Edell 2013 0.00 DNP
75 79 Matt Maloney 2013 0.00 DNP
76 79 Cha Seung Baek 2009 0.00 DNP
77 79 Greg Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
78 79 Matt Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
79 79 Chase Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
80 79 Brian Baker 2012 0.00 DNP
81 79 Cristhian Martinez 2011 3.48
82 78 Jack Egbert 2012 0.00
83 78 Matt Buschmann 2013 0.00 DNP
84 78 Marco Estrada 2013 3.94
85 78 Brian Tallet 2007 3.75
86 78 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
87 78 Kyle Denney 2007 0.00 DNP
88 78 Yoslan Herrera 2010 0.00 DNP
89 78 Ryan Ketchner 2011 0.00 DNP
90 78 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
91 78 Ben Jukich 2012 0.00 DNP
92 78 Jason Berken 2013 0.00 DNP
93 78 Steve Bray 2010 0.00 DNP
94 78 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
95 78 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
96 78 Francisley Bueno 2010 0.00 DNP
97 78 Nic Ungs 2009 0.00 DNP
98 77 Hector Ambriz 2013 6.94
99 77 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
100 77 Justin Germano 2012 6.72

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SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Believe it or not, VandenHurk has appeared in the majors in six straight seasons. The Dutchman, who used to be something of a prospect, could be on his way to becoming a big-league staple. A change in delivery and arsenal sparked improved results, including a career-best groundball rate. VandenHurk now stands on the first base side of the rubber as a way of making up for his closed landing, and he throws a slider instead of a curveball. He’s a bullpen sleeper in an organization suddenly overflowing with capable relief arms.
2012 The last pitcher through Baltimore's revolving door of a rotation, VandenHurk received two starts at the end of September after spending the year in Norfolk. An upside gamble they acquired from the Marlins in 2010, VandenHurk throws a 93-mph heater with good rise, a slider that has some bite, and a lesser-used slow curve and change. The 6-foot-5 Dutchman has yet to match his hoped for potential at age 27; his extreme fly ball tendencies put a limit on it. The O's have a lot of rotation candidates, but he'll get some starts in 2012, especially if he can put it all together at Triple-A.
2011 The Orioles got a shot at a high-upside project when they liberated VandenHurk from the Marlins in return for Will Ohman. The Dutch Dilemma has a fine fastball, but his durability, off-speed pitches, command, and powerful aversion to grounders have held him back. The Marlins grudgingly gave him parts of four years before giving up—dealing a 25-year-old starter for a 32-year-old situational lefty is tantamount to waving the white flag. In actuality, they had given up even before that, handing his rotation spot to Nate Robertson, a 32-year-old, soft-tossing lefty who had an ERA of 5.52 over the previous three seasons. As presently constituted, VandenHurk is singularly ill-suited to pitch in the AL East given its combination of stacked lineups and hitter-friendly parks—his predilection for fly balls just isn’t going to play well in Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, or, for that matter, Camden Yards. If Orioles coaches can help VandenHurk in ways the Marlins could not, he has the stuff to become something more than merely the greatest Hurk ever to pitch in the major leagues, but that’s a big “if.”
2010 Normally, one can't talk about Henricus without mentioning that he's one a of a handful of Netherlands-born players to reach the majors. It's always Bert Blyleven this, Win Remmerswaal that, and William the Silent, Prince of Orange during rain delays. VandenHurk's season was nearly a case of, as the Dutch say, uitstel is afstel —postponement equals cancellation. He disappeared from Marlins camp to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, then developed a sore elbow when he returned. He didn't make it back to the majors until July, and was inconsistent after that. Mixing in more off-speed pitches than he had in the past, Vandenhurk got strikeouts and lowered his walk rate to something manageable, but continued to have a real problem with the home run—his extreme fly-ball tendencies are going to have to be corrected if he's going to achieve any sort of consistency. Hoop doet leven, Henricus.
2009 The import from the Netherlands was not given much of a chance in the majors to prove he was better than his 2007 season. His admittedly raw approach consists mostly of throwing lots of low-90s fastballs, and then occasionally mixing in something offspeed, but since his command is lacking, it doesn't really work. Things were fine at Double-A, but trips to both Triple-A and the majors saw more advanced hitters taking walks and waiting for mistakes. Given his later developmental curve, the Marlins could still have something here, but he's got to improve his command.
2008 The tall Dutchman moved into third place in wins for pitchers born in the Netherlands last year, passing Win Remmerswaal. Up next, Rynie Wolters with 19, and just beyond that, Bert Blyleven with a mere 287. Vanden Hurk signed at age 17 and, despite being a starter his entire career, had never thrown more than 58 innings in a season before 2007. Tommy John surgery cost him nearly all of 2005 and 2006, and while he has a high-90s fastball, the rest of his repertoire-a curve and a changeup-is a work in progress.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rick VandenHurk threw 2,330 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Sinker (94mph) and Curve (77mph).