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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date3-20-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.22010
1.12011
0.52012
2013
0.32014
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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
2010 ATL 25 79 0 83.0 0.0 83.0 4 4 1 4 0 0 350 61 30 18 1 72 39 37 8 93 1.95 2.72 3.41 9.6 1.2
2011 ATL 26 85 0 88.0 0.0 88.0 6 2 5 4 0 0 357 53 19 18 2 66 43 36 5 96 1.84 2.74 3.17 10.1 1.1
2012 ATL 27 66 0 58.7 0.0 58.7 5 4 0 4 0 0 262 61 23 21 6 85 28 25 5 69 3.22 3.80 3.81 5.1 0.5
Career2300229.70.0229.71510612009691757257922311098182582.233.013.4324.82.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 ROM A 23 12 103.0 6.29 35 .256 .257 .340 .381 .265 .314 69 -6.3 -0.6 -6.3 -0.6
2007 MYR A+ 17 12 79.7 6.11 68 .223 .265 .343 .398 .261 .252 96 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2008 MYR A+ 5 3 17.7 5.40 87 .271 .251 .330 .368 .253 .323 101 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 MIS AA 3 2 9.0 4.49 106 .261 .265 .353 .411 .259 .353 102 2.1 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 BRA Rk 4 4 7.7 5.32 10 .338 .229 .328 .347 .235 .538 51 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 hon Wnt 8 7 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MIS AA 12 12 65.3 5.39 62 .274 .249 .328 .367 .261 .290 89 -4.7 -0.5 -2.4 -0.2
2009 GWN AAA 17 17 91.3 5.89 73 .268 .258 .322 .381 .243 .333 104 -4.3 -0.4 -3.2 -0.3
2010 ATL MLB 79 0 83.0 3.41 117 .222 .260 .329 .416 .274 .288 93 9.5 1.0 9.6 1.2
2010 GWN AAA 2 1 6.7 2.77 143 .161 .268 .341 .427 .261 .222 103 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2011 ATL MLB 85 0 88.0 3.17 121 .204 .255 .324 .400 .265 .242 96 10.1 1.1 10.1 1.1
2012 ATL MLB 66 0 58.7 3.81 110 .263 .256 .325 .410 .266 .357 98 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2012 GWN AAA 1 1 1.0 4.54 108 .010 .282 .371 .394 .272 .000 105 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0

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 ROM A 8 6 3 23 12 103.0 100 52 66 4 68% .314 8.7 4.5 0.3 5.8 1.48 3.93 -6.3 -0.6
2007 MYR A+ 3 3 1 17 12 79.7 60 38 64 4 65% .252 6.8 4.3 0.5 7.2 1.23 3.39 -2.7 -0.3
2008 MIS AA 1 0 0 3 2 9.0 10 5 7 0 59% .353 10.0 5.0 0.0 7.0 1.67 1.00 2.0 0.2
2008 BRA Rk 0 0 0 4 4 7.7 10 2 10 1 62% .538 11.7 2.3 1.2 11.7 1.56 4.68 0.7 0.1
2008 hon Wnt 2 3 0 8 7 31.0 33 8 26 1 0% .327 9.6 2.3 0.3 7.5 1.32 2.90 0.0 0.0
2008 MYR A+ 1 2 1 5 3 17.7 21 7 7 0 58% .323 10.7 3.6 0.0 3.6 1.58 4.07 0.7 0.1
2009 GWN AAA 4 7 0 17 17 91.3 103 42 58 7 51% .333 10.2 4.1 0.7 5.7 1.59 5.62 -3.2 -0.3
2009 MIS AA 4 4 0 12 12 65.3 60 35 40 2 58% .290 8.3 4.8 0.3 5.5 1.45 2.76 -2.4 -0.2
2010 GWN AAA 1 0 0 2 1 6.7 4 1 6 0 72% .222 5.4 1.3 0.0 8.1 0.75 1.34 2.4 0.2
2010 ATL MLB 4 4 1 79 0 83.0 61 39 93 1 69% .288 6.6 4.2 0.1 10.1 1.20 1.95 9.6 1.2
2011 ATL MLB 6 2 5 85 0 88.0 53 43 96 2 74% .242 5.4 4.4 0.2 9.8 1.09 1.84 10.1 1.1
2012 GWN AAA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 33% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2012 ATL MLB 5 4 0 66 0 58.7 61 28 69 6 64% .357 9.4 4.3 0.9 10.6 1.52 3.22 5.1 0.5

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 1328 0.3976 0.4461 0.6554 0.5966 0.3463 0.8317 0.4549 0.3361
2011 1297 0.3909 0.4773 0.6607 0.6193 0.3861 0.8662 0.4492 0.3393
2012 952 0.4191 0.4790 0.6974 0.6591 0.3490 0.8745 0.4560 0.3004
Career35770.40090.46620.66850.62150.36140.85560.45310.3278

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-28 2014-08-28 On-Alr 0 0 Left Elbow Sprain Tear of Revision Graft -
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2013-05-16 -
2013-03-22 2013-10-08 60-DL 200 162 Left Elbow Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2013-05-16 -
2012-07-30 2012-08-05 DTD 6 6 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2012-07-05 2012-07-22 15-DL 17 13 Left Elbow Impingement - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-29 Camp 10 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-04-20 2011-04-22 DTD 2 2 Left Upper Arm Soreness Biceps -
2008-04-04 2008-08-01 Minors 119 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2006-04-06 2006-09-08 Minors 155 0 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery -
2005-08-18 2005-09-05 Minors 18 16 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 ATL $1,625,000
2013 ATL $1,625,000
2012 ATL $533,000
2011 ATL $429,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,587,500
2011Current$1,625,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,212,500
4 yrTotal$4,212,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dJet Sports Management1 year/$1.625M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 11/13/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.533M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4295M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 11/19/09. Re-signed by Atlanta 2/24/10.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2003 (30-907) (Indian River State College).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any baseball-related skill at which you think you are better than any current major leaguer, and if so, what is it and who is it?
(Truman from Seahaven)
I am not very good at baseball and have a bad throwing shoulder, so I couldn't even say I'd hit better than the worst hitting pitchers or throw better than the weakest first baseman. I am faster than some major leaguers though. I watched Jose Molina saunter out a double the other day, and I am decidedly faster than he is.

Is it mean to say that today I could throw harder than Jonny Venters? Get well Jonny :( (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league w/ farm system (7x7 obp, xbh,hld, qs)- I am being offered my choice of Matt Moore or David Price, Tyler Skaggs, R. Soriano, Jonny Venters, and two-4 first round picks for my Gerrit Cole and Craig Kimbrel, and Clayton Kershaw. Yes, No, or Maybe So?
(Mitch from Buffalo)
I'm not sure what's going to be available at those picks, but unless it is substantial talent I would pass. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any picks for non-closers worth taking for pure K/WHIP/ERA/maybe win-stealing upside? Basically Tyler Clippard types...
(Mark from Cleveland)
Kenley Jansen #1, but his save upside will make him expensive. Clippard is good. Mike Adams, Sergio Romo (if they let him face more lefties this year and he gets more than 40 IP), Jonny Venters, Hong-Chih Kuo (if healthy), Joaquin Benoit, Grant Balfour (if he doesn't close), Matt Thornton/Addison Reed (whoever doesn't close). (Derek Carty)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Fredi Gonzalez overused Craig Kimbrel? Coming back to bite the Braves down the stretch?
(Trey from Frisco TX)
That's one of the topics I'm looking at for tomorrow's column; in fact I was so absorbed in it that the chat got a late start. I think the answer is yes given that he's second in the league in appearances to only teammate Jonny Venters. Note that his last two appearances, and the tripling of his home runs allowed total, came during a stretch of three consecutive appearances, and that the last three games he's allowed runs have come on zero days of rest. I'd include Venters, whose 82 appearances lead the league, in the overuse pile as well based upon his September struggles. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Jonny Venters threw 3,599 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Curve (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Change (88mph).