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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 703.7 35 51 0 442 4.94 -1.1
Birth Date9-23-1986
Height6' 8"
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
2008 FLO 21 15 14 84.3 82.3 2.0 6 4 0 0 9 0 365 76 30 27 3 102 36 32 5 52 2.88 3.79 4.17 9.8 0.8
2009 FLO 22 29 29 159.0 159.0 0.0 9 13 0 0 13 1 682 169 100 92 29 292 59 56 3 107 5.21 5.25 6.29 -14.2 -1.3
2010 FLO 23 30 30 175.0 175.0 0.0 12 9 0 0 15 0 758 187 94 89 17 280 60 55 8 102 4.58 4.37 5.12 -4.6 -0.4
2011 FLO 24 29 29 165.7 165.7 0.0 5 13 0 0 15 0 719 187 96 90 23 300 49 43 1 117 4.89 4.29 5.03 -1.7 -0.3
2012 CHN 25 21 21 111.3 111.3 0.0 3 12 0 0 5 0 507 137 81 78 16 216 43 39 3 61 6.31 5.15 5.34 0.9 0.1
2013 COL 26 6 0 8.3 0.0 8.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 19 10 10 1 30 1 1 2 3 10.80 4.94 5.28 -0.1 -0.0
Career130123703.7693.310.33551005713078775411386891220248226224424.944.615.28-9.9-1.1

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 JAM A- 7 7 38.0 4.75 111 .253 .267 .342 .413 .261 .278 117 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2006 GRB A 26 26 152.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 21 20 126.0 4.77 98 .279 .263 .333 .388 .257 .340 97 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2007 CAR AA 7 7 42.7 5.15 83 .241 .255 .331 .382 .263 .270 96 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1
2008 FLO MLB 15 14 84.3 4.17 107 .238 .265 .331 .423 .264 .271 96 9.6 1.0 9.8 0.8
2008 CAR AA 15 15 91.0 4.04 118 .225 .261 .338 .391 .251 .292 106 15.9 1.6 18.4 1.9
2009 FLO MLB 29 29 159.0 6.29 57 .278 .255 .326 .406 .260 .289 97 -14.5 -1.5 -14.2 -1.3
2009 NWO AAA 1 1 4.0 8.24 -10 .410 .270 .360 .439 .292 .429 84 -1.4 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2010 FLO MLB 30 30 175.0 5.12 75 .276 .255 .320 .400 .265 .298 93 -3.1 -0.3 -4.6 -0.4
2010 NWO AAA 3 3 17.0 5.39 85 .241 .260 .328 .393 .250 .250 94 0.9 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 FLO MLB 29 29 165.7 5.03 70 .296 .249 .309 .383 .256 .310 93 -4.2 -0.4 -1.7 -0.3
2011 NWO AAA 3 3 18.3 5.57 100 .237 .283 .348 .438 .260 .339 105 2.1 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 CHN MLB 21 21 111.3 5.34 78 .298 .254 .310 .404 .257 .315 101 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 12 12 71.3 5.03 93 .291 .275 .338 .422 .266 .339 95 5.8 0.6 5.5 0.6
2013 COL MLB 6 0 8.3 5.28 83 .372 .247 .303 .373 .250 .450 111 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 CSP AAA 23 22 127.7 6.64 70 .270 .271 .338 .411 .266 .323 108 -4.2 -0.4 -5.2 -0.5
2014 SLC AAA 7 7 39.3 7.54 54 .292 .275 .342 .433 .270 .306 105 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4

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- 3 2 0 7 7 38.0 43 11 29 0 62% .278 10.2 2.6 0.0 6.9 1.42 2.13 5.8 0.6
2006 GRB A 11 8 0 26 26 152.0 161 36 99 12 0% .308 9.5 2.1 0.7 5.9 1.30 3.08 0.0 0.0
2007 CAR AA 4 2 0 7 7 42.7 41 10 25 4 54% .270 8.6 2.1 0.8 5.3 1.19 3.16 0.5 0.1
2007 JUP A+ 8 9 0 21 20 126.0 152 37 93 8 57% .340 10.9 2.6 0.6 6.6 1.50 4.50 4.7 0.5
2008 CAR AA 4 4 0 15 15 91.0 86 30 56 0 60% .292 8.5 3.0 0.0 5.5 1.27 3.36 18.4 1.9
2008 FLO MLB 6 4 0 15 14 84.3 76 36 52 3 56% .271 8.1 3.8 0.3 5.5 1.33 2.88 9.8 0.8
2009 FLO MLB 9 13 0 29 29 159.0 169 59 107 29 52% .289 9.6 3.3 1.6 6.1 1.43 5.21 -14.2 -1.3
2009 NWO AAA 0 1 0 1 1 4.0 5 2 7 2 33% .429 11.2 4.5 4.5 15.8 1.75 6.75 -1.7 -0.2
2010 NWO AAA 1 0 0 3 3 17.0 13 9 13 1 63% .250 6.9 4.8 0.5 6.9 1.29 3.18 1.1 0.1
2010 FLO MLB 12 9 0 30 30 175.0 187 60 102 17 49% .298 9.6 3.1 0.9 5.2 1.41 4.58 -4.6 -0.4
2011 NWO AAA 1 1 0 3 3 18.3 20 9 14 1 51% .339 9.8 4.4 0.5 6.9 1.58 4.42 1.8 0.2
2011 FLO MLB 5 13 0 29 29 165.7 187 49 117 23 54% .310 10.2 2.7 1.2 6.4 1.42 4.89 -1.7 -0.3
2012 CHN MLB 3 12 0 21 21 111.3 137 43 61 16 52% .315 11.1 3.5 1.3 4.9 1.62 6.31 0.9 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 3 5 0 12 12 71.3 86 19 52 7 61% .339 10.9 2.4 0.9 6.6 1.47 5.17 5.5 0.6
2013 COL MLB 0 0 0 6 0 8.3 19 1 3 1 41% .450 20.5 1.1 1.1 3.2 2.40 10.80 -0.1 -0.0
2013 CSP AAA 7 6 0 23 22 127.7 156 44 57 12 57% .323 11.0 3.1 0.8 4.0 1.57 4.58 -5.2 -0.5
2014 SLC AAA 2 1 0 7 7 39.3 48 12 24 7 48% .306 11.0 2.7 1.6 5.5 1.53 6.18 -4.1 -0.4

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 1292 0.5023 0.4392 0.8430 0.5855 0.2908 0.9211 0.6845 0.1570
2009 2565 0.4967 0.4405 0.8327 0.6154 0.2680 0.9018 0.6763 0.1664
2010 2692 0.5141 0.4332 0.8643 0.5975 0.2576 0.9214 0.7240 0.1323
2011 2574 0.5159 0.4403 0.8129 0.5866 0.2841 0.8870 0.6497 0.1845
2012 1873 0.4602 0.4562 0.8501 0.6404 0.2987 0.9221 0.7185 0.1440
2013 181 0.4641 0.5028 0.8889 0.6786 0.3402 0.9298 0.8182 0.1111
Career111770.49930.44220.84080.60620.27820.90920.6920.1566

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-22 - Minors - - Right Elbow Sprain -
2011-02-01 2011-02-01 Camp 0 0 Bilateral Surgery LASIK 2011-02-01
2009-03-12 2009-03-12 Camp 0 0 Right Thigh Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-09-09 2008-09-09 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball on Shin -
2008-05-28 2008-06-12 Minors 15 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 COL $1,500,000
2012 CHN $2,655,000
2011 FLO $445,000
2010 FLO $420,000
2009 FLO $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,420,000
5 yrTotal$5,420,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 44 dDRM Brothers1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Doosan of Korea 12/28/13. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 7/18/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/20/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract purchased by Colorado 3/29/13. DFA by Colorado 6/20/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$2.655M (2012). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Miami 1/5/12 (Miami pays $2.55M of Carlos Zambrano's 2012 salary). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Chicago Cubs 10/26/12. DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12 (elected free agent 11/28/12).
  • 1 year/$0.445M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 7/6/08.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (1-16) (Palm Beach Gardens HS, Fla.). Signed 6/05, $1.6M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your sleeper NL only pitchers this year?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
I chose Jon Niese for the recent Lineup Card on breakout players. Otherwise, I might roll the dice on Chris Volstad with the hopes that he does break out this season. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)DVOA? Come on, Tommy, expected points is where it's at! Like linear weights for points in football! Plus, it's useful for decision analysis. Also, your thoughts on the Marlins' starters behind Nolasco/Johnson. Anyone for a breakout or even halfway decent year?
(Michael Jong from Florida)
I just got geek-slammed! I like Chris Volstad's chances of developing into a reliable ground ball guy. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Eric, thanks for the chat. I play in a fantasy league where the only pitching categories that matter are innings pitched and runs allowed. I can keep either Chris Volstad or Johnny Cueto for the next four years. Both have been inconsistent, Cueto seems to have the better arm but he pitches in a bandbox for Dusty Baker. Which one is the better bet?
(DS from California)
Volstad is a groundball guy with meh defenders behind him. Cueto is a young flamethrower with the worst manager for handling young flamethrowers. I'd think Volstad will be able to stay off the DL more and therefore log more frames. (Eric Seidman)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will be better over the next five years: Johnny Cueto or Chris Volstad?
(Dennis from California)
Volstad, but a lot of it has to do with the managers and especially the parks involved. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)2009 Marlins = 1987 Brewers with a loss.
(Steve from Clearwater, FL)
I don't hate that. Christina said that to me this morning as well. Chris Volstad as Juan Nieves? Works for me. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Volstad threw 11,275 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph).