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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-1-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.02014
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WARP Summary

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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 4.38 0.1 0.0
Career46056.00.056.030130022430181765131311712.733.624.181.80.2

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 4.38 85 .234 .256 .318 .405 .267 .214 95 0.1 0.0 0.1 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 0.1 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.

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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

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BP Articles

Chris Withrow is referenced in the following articles.

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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season RelieversBaseball Prospectus2014-05-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week SevenBen Carsley2014-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big BatDaniel Rathman2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Making Setup Man MagicDoug Thorburn2014-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewJason Wojciechowski2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-03-28
The Lineup Card: 11 Spring Training Performances We Sort of Believe InBaseball Prospectus2014-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ClosersBen Carsley2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-22
BP Unfiltered: Forgot About Dre Lyrics Replaced By Baseball NamesSam Miller2013-12-24
Transaction Analysis: Rip Van WilsonSam Miller2013-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Restarting the Rumor MillDaniel Rathman2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Recap: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2Ben Lindbergh2013-10-16
Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Recap: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2Ben Lindbergh2013-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. CardinalsR.J. Anderson2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Braves 4, Dodgers 3Daniel Rathman2013-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. BravesMike Gianella2013-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers at BravesDaniel Rathman2013-10-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part TwoMike Gianella2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
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Eyewitness Accounts: May 16, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 29BP Prospect Staff2013-04-29
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Giant Draft PicksGeoff Young2012-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 1Kevin Goldstein2012-05-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: RelieversJason Parks2011-06-14
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Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
BP Podcast: Episode 18: I'm Stopping The Podcast!Kevin Goldstein2010-09-22
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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 25Kevin Goldstein2010-08-26
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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! Iím very excited to be here. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, they didnít 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 donít 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).