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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-8-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.52011
2012
-0.02013
-0.12014
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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 KCA 24 51 0 49.7 0.0 49.7 1 3 0 4 0 0 220 54 29 28 6 84 22 17 1 31 5.07 4.76 5.98 -1.3 -0.1
2011 KCA 25 55 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 5 3 1 3 0 0 303 66 30 29 5 98 32 25 3 62 3.75 3.72 4.68 4.7 0.5
2013 CLE 27 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 0.00 8.33 6.35 -0.3 -0.0
2014 CLE 28 7 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 30 4 5 5 0 6 7 5 1 7 7.11 4.74 6.38 -0.9 -0.1
Career1150127.00.0127.0671700561125646211189645051014.394.235.282.20.3

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
2006 IDA Rk 12 12 52.2 4.93 81 .239 .265 .354 .394 .269 .271 80 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2007 BUR A 7 7 35.7 5.30 74 .253 .255 .332 .367 .264 .274 93 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2007 WIL A+ 2 2 9.7 3.80 110 .263 .273 .342 .412 .263 .348 88 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2007 ROY Rk 4 4 9.7 2.18 158 .203 .292 .390 .421 .284 .429 106 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2007 woc Wnt 8 8 33.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .438 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 woc Wnt 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 WIL A+ 10 10 57.3 3.59 113 .170 .259 .333 .401 .263 .225 88 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2008 NWA AA 18 18 86.7 5.00 81 .296 .277 .352 .421 .285 .349 89 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 NWA AA 17 13 78.7 4.91 106 .260 .266 .345 .394 .253 .335 115 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2009 ROY Rk 3 2 4.0 4.96 91 .385 .255 .330 .394 .263 .429 93 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2009 gcr Wnt 8 3 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 51 0 49.7 5.98 79 .283 .259 .327 .407 .259 .300 111 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 OMA AAA 12 0 16.7 4.08 122 .194 .280 .345 .433 .262 .250 101 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2011 KCA MLB 55 0 69.7 4.68 103 .251 .257 .322 .402 .261 .303 108 6.3 0.7 4.7 0.5
2011 OMA AAA 3 0 5.0 2.46 166 .070 .291 .367 .493 .272 .222 127 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 CLE MLB 2 0 1.3 6.35 45 .332 .274 .312 .414 .262 .250 95 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 LKC A 3 3 2.7 5.04 97 .200 .264 .340 .364 .263 .167 107 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 MHV A- 1 0 1.0 4.91 61 .268 .229 .311 .296 .240 .500 88 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 AKR AA 7 3 6.0 3.30 125 .334 .271 .350 .402 .283 .381 99 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 COH AAA 18 0 16.7 2.98 133 .196 .258 .331 .399 .258 .297 102 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 6.38 48 .265 .249 .325 .386 .263 .267 101 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 WIL A+ 5 0 9.7 4.21 101 .166 .272 .336 .383 .263 .143 92 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 NWA AA 6 0 6.7 1.97 151 .386 .245 .320 .373 .257 .714 95 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 COH AAA 9 0 8.0 5.29 89 .297 .268 .329 .398 .253 .280 106 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 OMA AAA 14 0 18.3 7.98 52 .247 .280 .351 .441 .271 .348 105 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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 IDA Rk 3 1 0 12 12 52.2 50 15 46 1 42% .271 8.6 2.6 0.2 7.9 1.25 4.48 10.8 1.1
2007 woc Wnt 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 5 2 6 0 0% .625 15.0 6.0 0.0 18.0 2.33 6.00 0.0 0.0
2007 ROY Rk 0 0 0 4 4 9.7 9 0 15 0 38% .429 8.4 0.0 0.0 13.9 0.93 0.00 5.1 0.5
2007 BUR A 2 1 0 7 7 35.7 32 14 26 3 39% .274 8.1 3.5 0.8 6.6 1.29 3.03 -1.4 -0.1
2007 WIL A+ 0 1 0 2 2 9.7 9 3 11 1 62% .348 8.4 2.8 0.9 10.2 1.24 4.64 1.5 0.1
2008 WIL A+ 3 2 0 10 10 57.3 32 15 63 3 45% .225 5.0 2.4 0.5 9.9 0.82 2.67 9.2 0.9
2008 NWA AA 5 7 0 18 18 86.7 96 32 76 7 49% .349 10.0 3.3 0.7 7.9 1.48 5.29 2.1 0.2
2009 NWA AA 2 8 0 17 13 78.7 92 28 49 8 54% .335 10.5 3.2 0.9 5.6 1.52 5.83 10.5 1.1
2009 ROY Rk 0 1 0 3 2 4.0 4 1 4 0 57% .429 9.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 1.25 0.00 0.5 0.1
2009 gcr Wnt 1 1 0 8 3 14.7 20 5 12 0 0% .417 12.2 3.1 0.0 7.3 1.70 6.73 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 1 3 0 51 0 49.7 54 22 31 6 51% .300 9.8 4.0 1.1 5.6 1.53 5.07 -1.3 -0.1
2010 OMA AAA 2 1 5 12 0 16.7 12 7 12 0 56% .250 6.5 3.8 0.0 6.5 1.14 2.16 3.0 0.3
2011 KCA MLB 5 3 1 55 0 69.7 66 32 62 5 55% .303 8.5 4.1 0.6 8.0 1.41 3.75 4.7 0.5
2011 OMA AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 2 0 6 0 78% .222 3.6 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.40 0.00 2.0 0.2
2013 MHV A- 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 50% .500 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 0.00 -0.1 -0.0
2013 AKR AA 0 0 0 7 3 6.0 8 5 6 0 57% .381 12.0 7.5 0.0 9.0 2.17 4.50 2.0 0.2
2013 COH AAA 2 0 0 18 0 16.7 11 10 23 0 51% .297 5.9 5.4 0.0 12.4 1.26 2.16 3.9 0.4
2013 LKC A 0 0 0 3 3 2.7 1 3 3 0 67% .167 3.4 10.1 0.0 10.1 1.50 0.00 0.9 0.1
2013 CLE MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 1 3 1 0 50% .250 6.8 20.2 0.0 6.8 3.00 0.00 -0.3 -0.0
2014 NWA AA 0 1 0 6 0 6.7 11 2 13 1 20% .714 14.8 2.7 1.4 17.6 1.95 8.10 2.6 0.3
2014 WIL A+ 2 1 0 5 0 9.7 4 2 10 1 64% .143 3.7 1.9 0.9 9.3 0.62 0.93 0.4 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 0 1 0 7 0 6.3 4 7 7 0 47% .267 5.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 1.74 7.11 -0.9 -0.1
2014 OMA AAA 0 0 0 14 0 18.3 18 16 21 2 60% .348 8.8 7.9 1.0 10.3 1.85 6.38 -3.0 -0.3
2014 COH AAA 0 0 0 9 0 8.0 7 11 7 0 68% .280 7.9 12.4 0.0 7.9 2.25 1.12 0.0 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
2010 783 0.4815 0.4693 0.8065 0.6605 0.2906 0.8876 0.6356 0.1935
2011 1179 0.4801 0.4549 0.7794 0.6237 0.2969 0.8612 0.6209 0.2206
2013 42 0.4524 0.4390 0.7222 0.6316 0.2609 0.8333 0.5000 0.2778
2014 118 0.4661 0.3475 0.8537 0.5818 0.1429 0.9375 0.5556 0.1463
Career21220.47930.45390.79240.63510.28530.87460.62030.2076

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-11 2013-07-13 60-DL 124 93 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-18 2012-03-26 Camp 8 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-08-20 2010-08-29 DTD 9 8 Low Back Soreness -
2009-06-27 2009-08-22 Minors 56 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $560,000
2013 CLE $560,000
2012 KCA $502,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,062,000
2011Current$560,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,622,000
4 yrTotal$1,622,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 108 dDiamond Sports1 year/$0.56M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/2/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 5/27/14. DFA by Kansas City 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14. Refused assignment by Kansas City 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013). Signed by Cleveland 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Kansas City 11/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/10. Recalled 5/12/10.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2006 (2-77) (Georgia Tech). $0.46M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .249 .369 .385 .284
11 vs R (Multi) .268 .340 .384 .262
18 Split (Multi) -.018 .029 .001 .022
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .500 .000 .331
31 vs R (2013) .333 .500 .333 .337
38 Split (2013) -.333 .000 -.333 -.006
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Derek Norris Finds the Opposite FieldDaniel Rathman2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralCorey Dawkins2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralStephani Bee2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Bullpen BlowoutCorey Dawkins2012-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Bullpen BlowoutStephani Bee2012-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Three We MissedSam Miller2012-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Changes of SceneryR.J. Anderson2011-12-01
Royal Revolution: The Bullpen Youth MovementMike Petriello2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Twenty PackKevin Goldstein2011-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-22
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsMarc Normandin2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Kansas City RoyalsJohn Perrotto2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: On the Road to Where?John Perrotto2010-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: AL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bradford, great post on KCSportsRadio.com today about the Royals' bullpen. Two-parter: do you see bullpen management in general moving away from specialization any time soon, and what short-term fix do you see for KC's bullpen, other than burning it down and starting over (after Soria)?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
This year's pen can tread water if Cruz can become more consistent. His stuff still seems filthy to me. I'm looking forward to seeing Blake Wood come up after what I've heard about him following his conversion to relieving.

Seems like bullpen management moves more towards specialization with each passing season. For awhile, it seemed like the majority of managers were reluctant participants in that sea change. Now the managers I talk to refer to the importance of relievers having specific roles like it's always been that way. I have no evidence to make the claim, but I think the next pitcher-use revolution will involve an enterprising and brave skipper/gm combo going with a four-man rotation & strict pitch counts in the 85-90 range. It just makes sense to me to try something like that, but who has the cajones? (Bradford Doolittle)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, cool. Thanks for the quick response. What do you make of Blake Wood? He wasn't really on the radar--as far as I can see--heading into this year, but he's pulled the neat trick of King 47 batters in 45.1 innings in AA. Does he project to be another starter that will hopefully make signing the likes of Brett Tomko unnecessary?
(NHZ from Royals Review)
Check out Monday's Ten Pack. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Blake Wood has thrown 2,380 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 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 (97mph), also mixing in a Sinker (96mph), Slider (91mph) and Change (86mph).