Biographical

Portrait of Pedro Figueroa

Pedro Figueroa PRangers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
52.7 5.45 1.64 38 2 2 0 -0.5
Birth Date11-23-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
-0.22012
-0.32013
-0.62014
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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 OAK 26 19 0 21.7 0.0 21.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 16 9 8 2 23 15 14 0 14 3.32 5.03 5.38 -1.8 -0.2
2013 OAK 27 5 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 6 4 4 2 13 3 3 0 3 12.00 12.74 13.41 -2.8 -0.3
2014 TEX 28 10 0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 42 10 7 4 1 14 3 3 2 3 4.00 5.60 5.55 -0.8 -0.1
Career34033.70.033.721000014932201655021202204.285.876.19-5.4-0.6

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 ATH Rk 13 8 43.0 5.76 87 .326 .277 .369 .387 .282 .348 103 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2006 DTH Rk 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VAN A- 17 7 44.0 7.32 48 .278 .247 .333 .367 .252 .300 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2008 VAN A- 15 15 68.7 4.47 104 .258 .262 .352 .391 .266 .321 101 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2009 KNC A 16 16 86.3 4.82 92 .267 .253 .325 .371 .255 .331 101 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2009 STO A+ 11 11 65.7 3.91 111 .262 .267 .341 .408 .273 .330 96 12.0 1.2 12.0 1.2
2010 MID AA 13 13 71.3 5.39 78 .281 .253 .329 .374 .258 .347 98 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2011 ATH Rk 2 2 2.0 -3.25 258 .271 .336 .412 .540 .319 .750 105 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 19 0 21.7 5.38 71 .229 .262 .326 .421 .271 .241 94 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 32 0 44.7 3.72 123 .231 .281 .339 .431 .265 .272 93 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2013 OAK MLB 5 0 3.0 13.41 -137 .506 .237 .340 .368 .274 .400 92 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2013 SAC AAA 46 1 59.3 5.85 75 .276 .285 .353 .437 .273 .282 95 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 TEX MLB 10 0 9.0 5.55 68 .298 .238 .304 .369 .259 .273 101 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

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 DTH Rk 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 5 1 1 1 0% .200 7.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
2006 ATH Rk 1 6 0 13 8 43.0 59 11 27 4 50% .348 12.3 2.3 0.8 5.7 1.63 6.07 4.2 0.4
2007 VAN A- 2 2 1 17 7 44.0 41 31 35 2 61% .300 8.4 6.3 0.4 7.2 1.64 4.30 -2.3 -0.2
2008 VAN A- 2 5 0 15 15 68.7 62 32 77 3 51% .321 8.1 4.2 0.4 10.1 1.37 3.93 10.5 1.1
2009 KNC A 10 2 0 16 16 86.3 89 31 78 6 53% .331 9.3 3.2 0.6 8.1 1.39 3.23 6.6 0.7
2009 STO A+ 3 4 0 11 11 65.7 62 35 67 3 45% .330 8.5 4.8 0.4 9.2 1.48 3.56 12.0 1.2
2010 MID AA 1 6 0 13 13 71.3 84 29 57 6 46% .347 10.6 3.7 0.8 7.2 1.58 5.30 -1.5 -0.2
2011 ATH Rk 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 3 0 6 0 75% .750 13.5 0.0 0.0 27.0 1.50 4.50 2.4 0.2
2012 OAK MLB 0 0 0 19 0 21.7 16 15 14 2 42% .241 6.6 6.2 0.8 5.8 1.43 3.32 -1.8 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 0 2 1 32 0 44.7 35 18 40 1 48% .272 7.1 3.6 0.2 8.1 1.19 2.62 8.5 0.8
2013 OAK MLB 0 0 0 5 0 3.0 6 3 3 2 50% .400 18.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 3.00 12.00 -2.8 -0.3
2013 SAC AAA 3 4 2 46 1 59.3 57 33 49 9 44% .282 8.6 5.0 1.4 7.4 1.52 4.10 -1.0 -0.1
2014 TEX MLB 2 1 0 10 0 9.0 10 3 3 1 53% .273 10.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 1.44 4.00 -0.8 -0.1

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 338 0.4497 0.4570 0.7987 0.7105 0.2473 0.8796 0.6087 0.1948
2013 82 0.5976 0.4878 0.8000 0.6735 0.2121 0.8485 0.5714 0.2000
2014 144 0.5486 0.4375 0.8730 0.6709 0.1538 0.9057 0.7000 0.1270
Career5640.49650.45650.81790.6950.21830.88170.62660.1782

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-23 2014-09-29 60-DL 159 141 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-30 -
2011-04-05 2011-08-24 Minors 141 53 Left Elbow Recovery From Previous Injury Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2010-06-15 -
2010-06-16 2010-09-19 Minors 95 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2010-06-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 OAK $
2012 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 106 d1 year/$502,163 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$502,163 (2014). Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Oakland 1/2/14. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Tampa Bay 1/29/14. Signed by Texas 2/26/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13. DFA by Oakland 12/20/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/8/10.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 2.3 0.2 41 6 70.4 63 30 51 8 .265 1.33 4.10 4.46 4.8 0.5
80o 3.1 2.2 0.1 37 5 64.1 62 30 47 8 .279 1.43 4.55 4.95 0.9 0.1
70o 2.8 2.1 0.1 35 5 59.7 61 29 43 8 .290 1.51 4.88 5.31 -1.5 -0.2
60o 2.5 2 0.1 32 4 56.0 60 29 41 7 .299 1.58 5.18 5.63 -3.4 -0.3
50o 2.3 1.9 0.1 30 4 52.6 58 28 38 7 .307 1.64 5.45 5.93 -4.8 -0.5
40o 2.1 1.8 0.1 29 4 49.4 57 27 36 7 .316 1.71 5.74 6.23 -6.1 -0.6
30o 1.9 1.7 0.1 27 4 45.9 55 27 33 7 .325 1.79 6.04 6.57 -7.3 -0.7
20o 1.7 1.6 0.1 24 3 42.0 53 26 31 7 .335 1.88 6.41 6.97 -8.3 -0.9
10o 1.4 1.5 0 21 3 36.8 50 24 27 6 .350 2.01 6.94 7.54 -9.4 -1.0
Weighted Mean2.31.90.130452.05728387.3051.635.415.88-4.5-0.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 23% 9% 19% 34%

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
201529430516909746701246.3071.595.145.589.74.67.01.2-0.5
201630320405728038561146.3091.655.465.9310.04.87.01.4-0.7
201731320445778238601146.3011.555.005.449.54.47.01.3-0.3
201832320445778237591046.3011.544.935.369.54.36.91.2-0.3
201933320435778336571046.3021.554.955.389.74.26.71.2-0.3
202034320415727834541046.3021.554.985.419.74.26.71.2-0.3
20213532038468733251946.3021.544.955.389.64.26.71.2-0.3
20223632036464693048946.3021.554.935.369.74.26.81.3-0.2
20233722034460652845846.3031.554.935.369.84.26.81.2-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Brian Slocum 2009 0.00 DNP
2 93 Matt Hensley 2007 0.00 DNP
3 92 Anastacio Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
4 91 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
5 91 Troy Cate 2009 0.00 DNP
6 90 Justin Hampson 2008 3.23
7 90 Chris Smith 2009 4.11
8 90 Fernando Rodriguez 2012 5.76
9 89 Wilkin De La Rosa 2013 0.00 DNP
10 89 Andrew Dobies 2011 0.00 DNP
11 89 Eric Stults 2008 4.19
12 89 Jared Wells 2010 0.00 DNP
13 89 Marcos Mateo 2012 0.00 DNP
14 89 Josh Sullivan 2013 0.00 DNP
15 89 Travis Blackley 2011 0.00 DNP
16 89 Tomas Santiago 2010 0.00 DNP
17 88 Pedro Liriano 2009 0.00 DNP
18 88 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
19 88 Robert Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
20 88 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
21 87 Steven Wright 2013 5.40
22 87 Scot Drucker 2010 0.00 DNP
23 87 Jorge De Paula 2007 0.00 DNP
24 87 Philip Humber 2011 3.92
25 87 Dirk Hayhurst 2009 2.78
26 87 Adrian Alaniz 2012 0.00 DNP
27 87 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
28 87 Matt Klinker 2013 0.00 DNP
29 86 Everett Teaford 2012 4.99
30 86 Matt Buschmann 2012 0.00 DNP
31 86 Joe Esposito 2013 0.00 DNP
32 86 John Hudgins 2010 0.00 DNP
33 86 Lance Broadway 2012 0.00 DNP
34 86 Dustin Richardson 2012 0.00 DNP
35 86 Zack Segovia 2011 0.00 DNP
36 86 Richie Gardner 2010 0.00 DNP
37 86 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
38 86 Mike Gosling 2009 5.40
39 86 Matt Bruback 2007 0.00 DNP
40 86 Mario Alvarez 2012 0.00 DNP
41 85 Darren Clarke 2009 0.00 DNP
42 85 Rocky Cherry 2008 7.94
43 85 Ryan Ketchner 2010 0.00 DNP
44 85 Matt Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
45 85 Shane Komine 2009 0.00 DNP
46 85 John Webb 2007 0.00 DNP
47 85 Austin Bibens-Dirkx 2013 0.00 DNP
48 85 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
49 85 Chance Chapman 2012 0.00 DNP
50 85 Andrew Carpenter 2013 0.00 DNP
51 85 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
52 84 Steve Watkins 2007 0.00 DNP
53 84 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
54 84 Matthew Long 2012 0.00 DNP
55 84 Chris Seddon 2012 3.93
56 84 Patrick Stanley 2011 0.00 DNP
57 84 Zach Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
58 84 Michael Madsen 2011 0.00 DNP
59 84 Cole DeVries 2013 10.80
60 84 Edgar Martinez 2010 0.00 DNP
61 84 Miguel Gonzalez 2012 3.25
62 84 Dan Denham 2011 0.00 DNP
63 84 Matt Smith 2007 11.25
64 84 Dewon Day 2009 0.00 DNP
65 84 Esmailin Caridad 2012 0.00 DNP
66 84 Mike Hinckley 2011 0.00 DNP
67 84 Jeremy Papelbon 2011 0.00 DNP
68 84 Matt Fox 2011 0.00 DNP
69 84 Thomas Diamond 2011 0.00 DNP
70 84 B.J. LaMura 2009 0.00 DNP
71 84 Chad Beck 2013 0.00 DNP
72 84 Jeremy Guthrie 2007 4.00
73 84 Chad Reineke 2010 0.00 DNP
74 84 Kevin Hart 2011 0.00 DNP
75 84 Jeremy Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
76 84 Daniel Davidson 2009 5.40
77 84 Pedro Viola 2011 9.82
78 84 Julio De La Cruz 2009 0.00 DNP
79 83 Kris Johnson 2013 6.10
80 83 Brian Sanches 2007 6.75
81 83 Kyle Bloom 2011 0.00 DNP
82 83 Miguel Asencio 2009 0.00 DNP
83 83 Mike Burns 2007 0.00 DNP
84 83 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
85 83 Hayden Beard 2013 0.00 DNP
86 83 Adam Carr 2012 0.00 DNP
87 83 Steven Hammond 2010 0.00 DNP
88 83 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
89 83 Josh Butler 2013 0.00 DNP
90 83 Mike Parisi 2011 0.00 DNP
91 83 Heath Phillips 2010 0.00 DNP
92 83 Tom Cochran 2011 0.00 DNP
93 83 Victor Moreno 2007 0.00 DNP
94 83 Greg Burke 2011 0.00 DNP
95 83 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
96 83 James Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
97 83 Neal Musser 2009 0.00 DNP
98 83 Eric Hacker 2011 1.69
99 83 Steven Kelly 2008 0.00 DNP
100 82 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .262 .295 .310 .182
11 vs R (Multi) .274 .444 .581 .375
18 Split (Multi) -.012 -.149 -.271 -.194
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .429 .429 .571 .403
31 vs R (2013) .375 .545 1.125 .567
38 Split (2013) .054 -.117 -.554 -.164
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Pedro Figueroa walked more batters than he struck out in his major-league debut, but left-handed pitchers with 96-mph sinkers don't grow on trees, and he will be given plenty of chances to stick despite a spotty track record in the minors.
2012 Pedro Figueroa is a slow to develop southpaw with a plus fastball and good, hard slider that he struggles to command with any consistency.
2011 Lefty Pedro Figueroa's struggles in the Texas League following a breakout 2009 season were explained when he succumbed to Tommy John surgery.
2010 A late bloomer, Figueroa ended up earning organizational minor league pitcher of the year honors in his full-season debut, but there's some concern here, as that full-season debut took place in his fourth pro season. Still, his low-90s fastball touched 95 mph at times, while his slider gives him a second plus pitch. The A's are going to be aggressive with his development, and he could begin 2010 as high as Double-A. Scouts differ as to whether or not he projects as a starter or reliever, but agree that whichever role best suits him, he will be performing it in the major leagues.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Back-and-Forth BaseballDaniel Rathman2014-04-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)Steffan Segui2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Sands of TimeR.J. Anderson2014-01-08
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, January 29Daniel Rathman2013-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Athletics-Tigers Division Series PreviewDerek Carty2012-10-06
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: AL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like to round out the A's rotation out of Brandon McCarthy, Josh Outman, Tyson Ross, Bobby Cramer, and the forever-injured Rich Harden?
(Tom from Madison)
What, you mean in terms of finding a fifth ma to fight for the honor of being fifth starter? Ian Krol's a way's off yet. Pedro Figueroa's coming back from TJS and will start the season on the DL--that has to make him an honorary competitor, no? (Christina Kahrl)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Pedro Figueroa has thrown 644 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (96mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (96mph).