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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
51.0 4.47 1.43 46 3 3 0 0.0
Birth Date4-1-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.02014
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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
2013 LAN 24 26 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 3 0 1 2 0 0 134 20 10 10 5 35 13 13 0 43 2.60 3.54 4.06 1.6 0.2
2014 LAN 25 20 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 90 10 8 7 1 16 18 18 1 28 2.95 3.76 4.37 0.2 0.0
Career46056.00.056.030130022430181765131311712.733.624.181.90.2

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 DGR Rk 6 4 9.0 0.76 177 .230 .256 .344 .375 .265 .364 61 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2008 SBR A+ 4 0 4.0 9.56 8 .266 .278 .362 .452 .294 .182 98 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 SBR A+ 19 16 86.3 3.94 114 .259 .276 .352 .433 .275 .358 99 22.8 2.3 22.8 2.3
2009 CHT AA 6 6 27.3 4.14 107 .235 .250 .329 .390 .267 .301 101 4.0 0.4 6.6 0.7
2010 CHT AA 27 27 129.7 5.61 74 .301 .259 .334 .382 .260 .340 99 -1.3 -0.1 4.3 0.6
2011 CHT AA 25 25 128.7 4.83 114 .236 .260 .330 .393 .250 .307 117 21.9 2.2 23.8 2.3
2012 CHT AA 22 7 60.0 5.42 82 .252 .259 .336 .384 .265 .306 104 1.1 0.1 2.9 0.4
2013 LAN MLB 26 0 34.7 4.06 100 .203 .253 .318 .391 .258 .205 101 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 ABQ AAA 25 0 26.3 2.50 154 .231 .274 .342 .418 .271 .362 111 10.4 1.1 11.0 1.1
2014 LAN MLB 20 0 21.3 4.37 86 .233 .256 .318 .403 .265 .214 96 0.2 0.0 0.2 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
2007 DGR Rk 0 0 0 6 4 9.0 5 4 13 0 36% .364 5.0 4.0 0.0 13.0 1.00 5.00 9.3 0.9
2008 SBR A+ 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 2 6 1 0 55% .182 4.5 13.5 0.0 2.2 2.00 4.50 -1.3 -0.1
2009 SBR A+ 6 6 0 19 16 86.3 80 45 105 3 43% .358 8.3 4.7 0.3 11.0 1.45 4.69 22.8 2.3
2009 CHT AA 2 2 0 6 6 27.3 24 12 26 2 40% .301 7.9 4.0 0.7 8.6 1.32 3.96 6.6 0.7
2010 CHT AA 4 9 0 27 27 129.7 146 69 120 13 40% .340 10.1 4.8 0.9 8.3 1.66 5.97 4.3 0.6
2011 CHT AA 6 6 0 25 25 128.7 111 75 130 8 46% .307 7.8 5.2 0.6 9.1 1.45 4.20 23.8 2.3
2012 CHT AA 3 3 2 22 7 60.0 52 36 64 3 53% .306 7.8 5.4 0.5 9.6 1.47 4.65 2.9 0.4
2013 LAN MLB 3 0 1 26 0 34.7 20 13 43 5 37% .205 5.2 3.4 1.3 11.2 0.95 2.60 1.6 0.2
2013 ABQ AAA 4 0 0 25 0 26.3 25 13 33 0 57% .362 8.5 4.4 0.0 11.3 1.44 1.71 11.0 1.1
2014 LAN MLB 0 0 0 20 0 21.3 10 18 28 1 47% .214 4.2 7.6 0.4 11.8 1.31 2.95 0.2 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
2013 604 0.4983 0.4719 0.7544 0.6312 0.3135 0.8474 0.5684 0.2456
2014 372 0.4812 0.4286 0.6918 0.6480 0.2228 0.7241 0.6047 0.3082
Career9760.49180.45540.73050.63760.27890.80040.58220.2695

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-06-03
2013-03-18 2013-03-20 Camp 2 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-02-16 2013-03-17 Camp 29 0 - Low Back Soreness Received Epidural Injection - -
2012-09-02 2012-10-04 60-DL 32 28 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
2011-04-28 2011-05-13 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-04-03 2008-08-10 Minors 129 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-03-15 2008-04-03 Camp 19 0 Right Hand Laceration Snorkeling Mask -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 LAN $506,600
2013 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$506,600
1 yrTotal$506,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 132 dHendricks Sports1 year/$0.5066M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5066M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/11. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12.
  • Drafted 2007 (1-20) Midland Christian HS, Texas. Signed 6/15/07, $1.35M 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 0 0 0 0 0 61.9 47 25 56 6 .270 1.16 3.23 3.51 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 56.1 46 24 51 5 .284 1.25 3.63 3.95 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 52.0 44 24 47 5 .295 1.31 3.93 4.27 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 48.6 43 23 44 5 .304 1.37 4.19 4.55 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 45.5 42 22 42 5 .312 1.42 4.43 4.81 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 42.4 41 22 39 5 .320 1.47 4.68 5.08 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 39.2 39 21 36 5 .329 1.53 4.94 5.37 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 35.6 37 20 33 4 .340 1.60 5.26 5.72 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 30.7 34 18 28 4 .355 1.71 5.72 6.22 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000044.94122415.3101.414.404.780.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 42% 12% 33% 59%

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
20152621038040371937542.3051.394.474.868.34.28.31.10.0
20162731053056492355542.3101.293.824.157.93.78.80.80.5
20172831050053472252542.3151.293.744.077.93.78.80.80.6
20182921044046402045542.3071.293.844.177.83.98.71.00.4
20193021043046401944542.3081.293.784.117.93.78.71.00.5
20203121040042381740442.3091.303.834.178.13.68.50.90.4
20213221038040361537442.3091.293.814.148.23.48.40.90.4
20223321036038331536442.3081.273.744.077.93.68.61.00.4
20233421034036321434442.3081.293.764.098.13.58.61.00.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
64.62.31344.129.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Donnie Veal 2010 0.00 DNP
2 91 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
3 91 Andy Oliver 2013 0.00 DNP
4 91 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
5 91 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
6 90 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
7 89 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
8 89 Dellin Betances 2013 10.80
9 89 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
10 89 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
11 89 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
12 88 Bud Norris 2010 5.51
13 88 Anthony Capra 2012 0.00 DNP
14 88 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
15 88 Jake McGee 2012 2.11
16 88 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
17 88 J.J. Hoover 2013 3.00
18 88 Aaron Miller 2013 0.00 DNP
19 88 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
20 88 Scott Elbert 2011 2.43
21 87 Antonio Bastardo 2011 2.64
22 87 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
23 87 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
24 86 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
25 86 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
26 86 Felipe Paulino 2009 6.63
27 86 Chris Dwyer 2013 0.00
28 86 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
29 86 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
30 86 Tim Crabbe 2013 0.00 DNP
31 86 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
32 86 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
33 86 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
34 86 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
35 86 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
36 86 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
37 86 Radhames Liz 2008 7.15
38 85 Clayton Mortensen 2010 6.00
39 85 Michael Megrew 2009 0.00 DNP
40 85 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
41 85 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
42 85 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
43 85 Wade LeBlanc 2010 4.25
44 85 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
45 85 David Hale 2013 0.82
46 84 Glen Perkins 2008 4.83
47 84 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
48 84 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
49 84 Esmerling Vasquez 2009 4.58
50 84 Andre Rienzo 2013 5.46
51 84 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
52 84 Deunte Heath 2011 0.00 DNP
53 84 J.A. Happ 2008 3.69
54 84 Buddy Baumann 2013 0.00 DNP
55 84 Bobby Parnell 2010 3.34
56 84 Alex Torres 2013 1.86
57 84 Andrew Bailey 2009 1.94
58 84 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
59 84 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
60 84 Brad Peacock 2013 5.51
61 84 Alex Hinshaw 2008 3.63
62 84 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
63 84 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
64 84 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
65 84 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
66 84 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
67 84 Joel Carreno 2012 6.14
68 84 Arnie Munoz 2007 6.75
69 84 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
70 83 Ryan Verdugo 2012 32.40
71 83 Dustin McGowan 2007 4.24
72 83 Nick Hagadone 2011 4.91
73 83 Chuck Lofgren 2011 0.00 DNP
74 83 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
75 83 Jesse English 2010 3.86
76 83 Matt Maloney 2009 4.87
77 83 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
78 83 Miguel Socolovich 2012 6.06
79 83 Marc Rzepczynski 2011 3.92
80 83 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
81 83 Angel Guzman 2007 3.56
82 83 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
83 83 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
84 83 David Purcey 2007 0.00 DNP
85 83 James Houser 2010 20.25
86 83 Collin McHugh 2012 9.28
87 83 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
88 83 Denny Bautista 2008 5.22
89 83 Aaron Crow 2012 3.76
90 83 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
91 83 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
92 83 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
93 83 Craig Italiano 2012 0.00 DNP
94 82 Wynn Pelzer 2011 0.00 DNP
95 82 Jeremy Jeffress 2013 0.87
96 82 Zach Stewart 2012 10.09
97 82 Wilkin De La Rosa 2010 0.00 DNP
98 82 Andrew Brackman 2011 0.00
99 82 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
100 82 Justin Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .217 .250 .283 .214
11 vs R (Multi) .133 .244 .293 .197
18 Split (Multi) .084 .006 -.011 .017
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .217 .250 .283 .214
31 vs R (2013) .133 .244 .293 .197
38 Split (2013) .084 .006 -.011 .017
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 Withrow has battled injuries and control problems during his time in the Dodgers chain, spending so long in Chattanooga—three seasons and change—that he could run for mayor. The locals would need a tolerance for control problems and inefficiency, however, since difficulty repeating his delivery has caused the 2007 first-rounder to struggle to harness his mid-to-high-90s heat and a power curve that has the potential to be a plus pitch. After six weeks of starting and a month on the shelf with a pectoral injury, he moved to the bullpen and found better results more due to a drop in BABIP than a decreased walk rate. His future lies in the late innings.
2012 A 2007 first-round pick out of a Midland, Texas, high school, Withrow has progressed slowly up the ladder due to injuries and control problems. In his second full season at Double-A, he cut his ERA significantly thanks to better defensive support and a lower home run rate, but his walk rate rose in direct proportion to his strikeout rate. Scouts are still high on Withrow's stuff—a mid-90s fastball that can touch 98 and a curve that has the makings of a plus offering—but he has difficulty repeating his delivery, causing his pitches to flatten out and forcing him into deep counts, where hitters can await his fastball. Not helping matters is that he tends to battle himself out of frustration and tinker mid-game. Some scouts feel as though he could be a force out of the bullpen, but the Dodgers have yet to conclude that's a better path for him.
2011 After two years mostly lost to injuries (elbow tenderness and a severe hand gash sustained snorkeling), this 2007 first-rounder out of an Odessa, Texas high school enjoyed a breakout season in 2009, one that carried him all the way to Double-A Chattanooga. Alas, the return engagement wasn't so happy, as inconsistent mechanics caused the power righty's velocity and control to suffer. At his best, he has a mid-90s fastball, an above-average curve, and a work-in-progress changeup; he'll need to figure out where he left those to get back on track, but he's still young enough to do so.
2010 A Texas high-schooler taken with the 20th pick in 2007, Withrow totaled just 13 innings in his first two seasons due to elbow tenderness and a hand injury sustained while snorkeling (ignoring the "Please Don't Pet the Blowfish" signs, apparently). Finally healthy in 2009, he made up for lost time, ranking fourth in strikeout rate and homer rate among Cal League pitchers with at least 70 innings, though command of his power arsenal—including a fastball that can reach the mid-90s—was occasionally shaky, and an astronomical BABIP inflated his ERA. After blowing that popsicle stand, he made solid showing in Chattanooga. He's definitely back on the radar, and the Dodgers feel he's got the potential to be a second or third starter.
2009 Chris Withrow, the Dodgers’ top pick from the 2007 draft, had a hard-luck year, injuring his hand snorkeling and then being shut down due to elbow soreness after just four innings.
2008 The Dodgers' first-round pick last June, Withrow is everything the Dodgers like in a young arm. He has size, athleticism, and smooth mechanics and already sits in the low-90s with his fastball. Like most teenage hurlers, his secondary stuff needs improvement, but he's got enough going for him right now to succeed at Low-A this year while he works on those pitches.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a points league where SP RP dual eligibility is huge I am going with Jesse Chavez Jim Johnson and J Benoit in my 3 RP slots. Would you drop any for Daniel Webb, Cody Allen, Farquhar Ryan Cook David Carpenter or Chris Withrow? Scoring Saves (8) Holds (4) K (2) W (10) IP (2)
(Stu from Rhinebeck, NY)
I really like Cody Allen as well as Withrow, so I might swap one of them in for Benoit. Withrow is my favorite of the group, but probably ranks last from a fantasy perspective given the longer odds of his finding saves. It depends on the size of your league, but Chavez could have a shorter shelf life of relevance if it's a shallow league, and the A's will likely be cautious with his workloads this year. (Doug Thorburn)
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Dodger SP prospect Chris Withrow? Looks like control is still a major issue, but in his last 10 starts he's thrown 50 IP, 39 hits allowed, 35 walks, 51 strikeouts, and a 3.60 ERA (4.22 ERA on the year).
(DS from LA)
Control is a major issue, so s the fact he has thrown 266 innings in AA since the 2009 season. Additionally, a 3.60 ERA despite allowing 74 baserunners in 50 innings screams a very lucky strand rate. Relief potential unless he finds better command. (Jason Collette)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Withrow of the Dodgers made a few Top 100 prospects lists as recently as 2010. He lost his command last year, but it looks like he's bouncing back this year, with 81.2 IP, 68 hits allowed, and 82 Ks (but 49 BBs). Any thoughts on Withrow and whether he can be a viable mid-rotation guy in the future?
(Dennis from LA)
5.5 walks per 9 at AA worries me. Don't have enough info on him but I'm efforting from someone who's seen him (Mike Ferrin)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to BP! Would really love to hear more about how you got into Scout School and some tales of how it went. Could you possibly write an article on this?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Thanks! I’m very excited to be here. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, they didn’t want me to write too much about the inner workings of the program, so an article would probably be out of the question. I can tell you that I remember Billy Hamilton (Reds), Francisco Peguero (Giants), and Chris Withrow (Dodgers) being some of the more impressive guys I saw and thinking all three could be legit big-leaguers. I was kind of unimpressed with the small sample I saw of Randal Grichuk. Also, on the last day, there were some Arizona Fall Leaguers taking BP on the field across from where we were, and I remember watching Jason Heyward and thinking that he had awesome bat speed. At this point I don’t need to tell you that Heyward is good, but given his slow (potentially injury-compromised) start to 2011 and now his DL stint, he might be a good guy to inquire on in fantasy leagues. (Derek Carty)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Logan White claimed in an interview that Chris Withrow's arm is better than Kershaw's - spring training hype or legit evaluation? (does White have a rep for inflating his players?)
(Sanchez101 from Santa Barbara)
Logan certainly likes his own players, but Withrow certainly has Kershaw's velocity, if not a tick more. What he doesn't have in Kershaw's breaking ball, nor his left-handedness. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)A debate's been raging on another site, as to who is the better prospect, Chris Withrow or Jenry Mejia? I say both may wind-up in the pen, if they don't develop better secondary offerings. Care to weigh in?
(Rhys26 from Kansas City)
I think you're first comment there is VERY accurate. I like them both quite a bit -- there's no slam dunk obviously better one. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Few 2007 1st rounders that could possibly break out this year: Chris Withrow and Neil Ramirez. Yay or nay?
(Ronald Reagan from GA)
I'm gonna go nay, yay, and then throw in Justin Jackson for fun. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Withrow or Tim Alderson?
(Jack from Lexington)
Alderson for now, but I trust Logan White's decision when he chooses Withrow. (Bryan Smith)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Withrow has thrown 1,100 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Cutter (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (80mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (90mph), Change (89mph) and Sinker (97mph).