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Portrait of Josh Wall

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
51.7 4.87 1.47 37 2 2 0 -0.4
Birth Date1-21-1987
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.02012
-0.42013
-0.52014
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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
2012 LAN 25 7 0 5.7 0.0 5.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 3 3 1 7 1 1 1 4 4.76 5.08 6.45 -0.4 -0.0
2013 LAN 26 6 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 44 17 14 14 2 28 6 3 0 7 18.00 7.31 8.50 -3.3 -0.4
2014 ANA 27 2 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 6 6 0 6 3 3 0 0 54.00 12.16 10.97 -1.1 -0.1
Career15013.70.013.71100007625232334110711115.156.748.22-4.8-0.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 OGD Rk 14 14 66.1 6.74 78 .292 .254 .342 .373 .264 .351 112 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 GRL A 26 24 129.3 4.94 86 .266 .257 .329 .378 .263 .320 96 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2008 SBR A+ 27 25 129.0 4.97 91 .302 .281 .349 .430 .276 .350 95 13.4 1.3 13.4 1.3
2009 SBR A+ 23 22 111.3 5.40 83 .314 .277 .347 .434 .273 .352 99 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2010 GRL A 26 26 153.0 4.97 92 .260 .257 .334 .379 .255 .309 101 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2011 CHT AA 51 0 68.7 4.88 113 .247 .261 .331 .395 .249 .320 117 9.3 0.9 9.4 1.0
2012 LAN MLB 7 0 5.7 6.45 59 .178 .261 .324 .418 .260 .143 106 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 55 0 53.7 5.03 117 .235 .275 .341 .423 .269 .287 116 8.8 0.9 8.7 1.0
2013 LAN MLB 6 0 7.0 8.50 -21 .462 .256 .315 .392 .255 .517 95 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2013 ABQ AAA 25 0 27.3 5.83 88 .258 .270 .335 .415 .269 .312 105 0.5 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2013 NWO AAA 20 0 22.0 2.39 146 .267 .272 .339 .406 .263 .338 90 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2014 ANA MLB 2 0 1.0 10.97 -34 .525 .262 .306 .395 .250 .625 113 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 28 0 34.0 3.35 128 .251 .263 .329 .395 .249 .333 104 7.9 0.8 8.4 0.9
2014 SLC AAA 8 0 10.7 3.88 128 .243 .266 .341 .424 .264 .355 104 2.2 0.2 2.2 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
2006 OGD Rk 3 5 0 14 14 66.1 80 33 41 5 49% .351 10.9 4.5 0.7 5.6 1.71 5.85 2.9 0.3
2007 GRL A 6 10 1 26 24 129.3 136 48 103 8 47% .320 9.5 3.3 0.6 7.2 1.42 4.18 2.7 0.3
2008 SBR A+ 9 6 0 27 25 129.0 152 63 101 12 45% .350 10.6 4.4 0.8 7.0 1.67 6.28 13.4 1.3
2009 SBR A+ 5 8 0 23 22 111.3 135 51 77 9 41% .352 10.9 4.1 0.7 6.2 1.67 5.98 6.3 0.7
2010 GRL A 9 7 0 26 26 153.0 144 68 151 11 47% .309 8.5 4.0 0.6 8.9 1.39 4.24 10.3 1.0
2011 CHT AA 4 5 1 51 0 68.7 72 27 57 6 53% .320 9.4 3.5 0.8 7.5 1.44 3.93 9.4 1.0
2012 LAN MLB 1 0 0 7 0 5.7 3 1 4 1 40% .143 4.8 1.6 1.6 6.4 0.71 4.76 -0.4 -0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 2 1 28 55 0 53.7 50 20 52 7 45% .287 8.4 3.4 1.2 8.7 1.30 4.53 8.7 1.0
2013 NWO AAA 1 1 1 20 0 22.0 23 8 21 0 51% .338 9.4 3.3 0.0 8.6 1.41 3.27 7.1 0.7
2013 LAN MLB 0 1 0 6 0 7.0 17 6 7 2 45% .517 21.9 7.7 2.6 9.0 3.29 18.00 -3.3 -0.4
2013 ABQ AAA 1 2 3 25 0 27.3 27 16 25 3 41% .312 8.9 5.3 1.0 8.2 1.57 5.60 -0.0 -0.0
2014 ANA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 5 3 0 0 12% .625 45.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 8.00 54.00 -1.1 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 0 3 3 28 0 34.0 35 14 35 2 47% .333 9.3 3.7 0.5 9.3 1.44 2.91 8.4 0.9
2014 SLC AAA 0 0 1 8 0 10.7 11 5 11 0 42% .355 9.3 4.2 0.0 9.3 1.50 4.22 2.2 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
2012 75 0.4267 0.5067 0.7105 0.6563 0.3953 0.9524 0.4118 0.2895
2013 149 0.3893 0.4161 0.7742 0.6034 0.2967 0.9429 0.5556 0.2258
2014 43 0.3721 0.4651 0.7000 0.6875 0.3333 0.8182 0.5556 0.3000
Career2670.3970.44940.74440.63180.33030.92550.51520.2556

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-30 2014-05-18 Minors 18 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-04-12 2009-05-13 Minors 31 0 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2013 LAN $
2012 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 59 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Pittsburgh 5/22/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 7/31/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/5/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4905M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13. Acquired by Miami in trade from LA Dodgers 7/6/13. Claimed by LA Angels off waivers from Miami 10/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/11. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/12.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2005 (2-74) (Central Private HS, La.). $0.48M 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
90o 3.5 2.2 0.2 36 5 64.7 59 26 45 7 .266 1.32 4.09 4.45 2.8 0.3
80o 3.1 2.1 0.2 33 5 58.7 57 26 40 7 .280 1.42 4.52 4.92 -0.6 -0.1
70o 2.8 2 0.2 30 4 54.5 56 25 38 6 .290 1.49 4.84 5.26 -2.7 -0.3
60o 2.6 1.9 0.2 28 4 51.0 55 24 35 6 .299 1.55 5.12 5.57 -4.2 -0.4
50o 2.4 1.8 0.1 27 4 47.8 53 24 33 6 .307 1.61 5.39 5.85 -5.4 -0.6
40o 2.1 1.7 0.1 25 4 44.6 52 23 31 6 .315 1.68 5.66 6.15 -6.5 -0.7
30o 1.9 1.6 0.1 23 3 41.3 50 22 29 6 .324 1.75 5.95 6.47 -7.4 -0.8
20o 1.7 1.5 0.1 21 3 37.6 48 21 26 5 .334 1.83 6.30 6.85 -8.1 -0.8
10o 1.4 1.4 0.1 18 3 32.6 44 20 22 5 .348 1.95 6.80 7.39 -8.8 -0.9
Weighted Mean2.31.80.126447.25223336.3051.605.355.81-5.1-0.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 11% 5% 14% 19%

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
201528550581011012054811542.3041.585.245.699.84.46.61.2-0.9
2016295405099510345681242.3041.565.085.539.84.36.51.1-0.6
20173054054910211047731342.3041.545.035.479.74.26.51.2-0.6
2018315404989310042671242.3021.534.985.429.74.16.51.2-0.5
201932440478899540641142.3011.524.865.289.64.16.51.1-0.3
202033440448849037581142.3001.524.915.349.74.06.21.2-0.4
202134430437818635561042.3001.504.845.279.63.96.21.1-0.3
20223543040776813253942.3001.494.825.249.63.86.31.1-0.2
20233643038771763150942.3001.504.835.259.63.96.31.1-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.21.7out of baseball1.12.3out of baseball5.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Jared Wells 2009 0.00 DNP
2 92 Adam Johnson 2007 0.00 DNP
3 92 Cole McCurry 2013 0.00 DNP
4 92 Andy Graham 2011 0.00 DNP
5 92 Troy Cate 2008 0.00 DNP
6 92 Wilkin De La Rosa 2012 0.00 DNP
7 91 Steven Jackson 2009 4.19
8 91 Marcos Mateo 2011 4.30
9 91 Justin Thomas 2011 0.00 DNP
10 91 Fredy Deza 2010 0.00 DNP
11 90 Fernando Rodriguez 2011 4.13
12 90 Matt Fox 2010 4.91
13 90 Greg Atencio 2009 0.00 DNP
14 90 Brian Slocum 2008 27.00
15 90 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
16 90 Steven Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
17 90 Marco Albano 2011 0.00 DNP
18 89 Josh Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
19 89 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
20 89 Chad Beck 2012 6.89
21 89 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
22 89 Chris Smith 2008 7.85
23 89 Kyle Aselton 2010 0.00 DNP
24 89 Clint Goocher 2009 0.00 DNP
25 89 Bobby Bramhall 2013 0.00 DNP
26 89 Andrew Dobies 2010 0.00 DNP
27 88 Ronnie Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
28 88 Matthew Long 2011 0.00 DNP
29 88 Anthony Carter 2013 0.00 DNP
30 88 Adam Bass 2009 0.00 DNP
31 88 Travis Chick 2011 0.00 DNP
32 88 Pedro Liriano 2008 0.00 DNP
33 88 Matt Klinker 2012 0.00 DNP
34 88 Alan Horne 2010 0.00 DNP
35 88 Bobby LaFromboise 2013 6.75
36 88 Noel Castillo 2011 0.00 DNP
37 88 Arnie Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
38 88 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
39 88 Paul Kometani 2010 0.00 DNP
40 88 Ari Ronick 2013 0.00 DNP
41 87 Alan DeRatt 2013 0.00 DNP
42 87 Joe Esposito 2012 0.00 DNP
43 87 Seung Song 2007 0.00 DNP
44 87 Derek Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
45 87 Kelvin Jimenez 2008 5.62
46 87 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
47 87 Blake Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
48 87 Rob Musgrave 2013 0.00 DNP
49 87 Kurt Isenberg 2009 0.00 DNP
50 87 Alfredo Simon 2008 6.92
51 87 Luis Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
52 87 Jared Wesson 2013 0.00 DNP
53 87 Beltran Perez 2009 0.00 DNP
54 87 Sean Gleason 2013 0.00 DNP
55 87 Chris Waters 2008 5.29
56 87 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 Josh Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
58 87 Bill Murphy 2008 0.00 DNP
59 87 Matthew Green 2009 0.00 DNP
60 87 Bo Hall 2008 0.00 DNP
61 87 Brandon Moore 2013 0.00 DNP
62 86 Dirk Hayhurst 2008 9.72
63 86 Kyle Hurst 2013 0.00 DNP
64 86 Adam Carr 2011 0.00 DNP
65 86 Tomas Santiago 2009 0.00 DNP
66 86 Ryan Ketchner 2009 0.00 DNP
67 86 Osbek Castillo 2008 0.00 DNP
68 86 Mario Alvarez 2011 0.00 DNP
69 86 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
70 86 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
71 86 Beau Vaughan 2008 0.00 DNP
72 86 Zachary Hammes 2011 0.00 DNP
73 86 Shane Komine 2008 0.00 DNP
74 86 Jake Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
75 86 Edgar Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
76 86 Darin Downs 2012 3.48
77 86 Sean Walker 2010 0.00 DNP
78 86 Jeff Ridgway 2008 3.72
79 86 Jeffrey Kaplan 2013 0.00 DNP
80 86 Everett Teaford 2011 3.48
81 86 Zack Segovia 2010 0.00 DNP
82 86 Jailen Peguero 2008 5.79
83 86 Elvys Quezada 2009 0.00 DNP
84 86 Mike Nannini 2008 0.00 DNP
85 86 Reid Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
86 86 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
87 86 Mark Holliman 2011 0.00 DNP
88 86 Jake Wild 2012 0.00 DNP
89 86 Kyle Bloom 2010 0.00 DNP
90 86 Steven Hammond 2009 0.00 DNP
91 86 Mark Serrano 2013 0.00 DNP
92 86 Thomas Diamond 2010 6.83
93 86 Alberto Bastardo 2011 0.00 DNP
94 86 Jon Huber 2009 0.00 DNP
95 86 Daryl Maday 2013 0.00 DNP
96 86 Ryan Pope 2013 0.00 DNP
97 86 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
98 86 James Garcia 2007 0.00 DNP
99 85 Dustin Richardson 2011 0.00 DNP
100 85 Nick Pereira 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .258 .425 .516 .328
11 vs R (Multi) .500 .523 .810 .480
18 Split (Multi) -.242 -.098 -.294 -.152
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .333 .500 .667 .392
31 vs R (2013) .565 .577 .870 .533
38 Split (2013) -.232 -.077 -.203 -.140
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A second-round 2005 pick out of a Louisiana high school, Wall has taken his own sweet time climbing the ladder, at times battling to keep his big limbs in sync during his delivery and dealing with a 96-99 mph fastball that tends to straighten out at higher velocities. He offsets that heater primarily with an above-average slider, a decent curve, and a fringy changeup. Wall's season in Triple-A was uneven, as he alternated dreadful stretches with dominant ones, with his home park a factor in the former. He served three brief stints with the big club and found similar trouble in one late-August shellacking at Coors Field. He'll have to learn to survive at altitude, because his fate appears to be to wait around in Albuquerque for a bullpen opening, though he has the stuff for a late-game role down the road.
2012 A 6-foot-6 Louisiana native who was chosen in the second round in 2005, Josh Wall pushed his fastball into the 96-99 mph range upon moving to the bullpen.
2009 After a solid 2007 at Great Lakes, Josh Wall was knocked around in the California League. Scouts love his size (6'6") and his projection, but he has trouble keeping those long limbs in synch during his delivery.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: No Way, JoseR.J. Anderson2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Quiet ClaimsR.J. Anderson2013-10-08
The Lineup Card: Ten Players Who Could Back into World Series RingsBaseball Prospectus2013-10-02
BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalMark Anderson2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalBen Lindbergh2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New NationalR.J. Anderson2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-01
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 24Larry Granillo2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-16
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-28
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestJeff Euston2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestBradley Ankrom2012-06-27


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Josh Wall has thrown 304 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (84mph).