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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
76.3 4.84 1.41 54 3 6 0 -0.3
Birth Date2-21-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age33 years, 8 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
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
2014 CHN 33 13 13 69.3 69.3 0.0 4 4 0 0 5 0 289 67 28 25 7 111 19 18 3 57 3.25 3.72 3.72 8.3 0.9
Career131369.369.30.0440050289672825711119183573.253.723.728.30.9

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
2003 FKU npb 26 0 189.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FKU npb 19 0 128.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FKU npb 25 25 181.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.568 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FKU npb 24 24 163.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 1 0 2.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 FKU npb 26 26 182.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 FKU npb 23 23 162.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 FKU npb 15 13 84.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 FKU npb 26 26 169.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 1 1 2.7 11.05 -24 .404 .266 .336 .389 .254 .417 105 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 NOR AAA 19 19 102.7 4.95 90 .271 .256 .324 .385 .250 .328 99 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 69.3 3.72 104 .268 .249 .306 .387 .259 .296 97 7.5 0.8 8.3 0.9
2014 IOW AAA 19 18 113.7 4.13 111 .244 .265 .326 .408 .259 .302 94 20.4 2.0 22.6 2.4

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
2003 FKU npb 14 5 0 26 0 189.0 165 61 195 26 0% .000 7.9 2.9 1.2 9.3 1.20 3.38 0.0 0.0
2004 FKU npb 10 6 0 19 0 128.3 110 38 115 23 0% .000 7.7 2.7 1.6 8.1 1.15 4.35 0.0 0.0
2005 FKU npb 12 8 0 25 25 181.7 154 57 167 17 0% -.568 7.6 2.8 0.8 8.3 1.16 3.27 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 0 0 0 1 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 0% .167 4.3 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.48 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 FKU npb 14 6 0 24 24 163.3 137 42 136 18 0% .259 7.6 2.3 1.0 7.5 1.10 2.98 0.0 0.0
2007 FKU npb 12 10 0 26 26 182.0 168 42 169 15 0% .291 8.3 2.1 0.7 8.4 1.15 2.82 0.0 0.0
2008 FKU npb 8 8 0 23 23 162.0 167 36 123 12 0% .312 9.3 2.0 0.7 6.8 1.25 3.61 0.0 0.0
2009 FKU npb 4 5 0 15 13 84.3 72 24 87 13 0% .278 7.7 2.6 1.4 9.3 1.14 4.06 0.0 0.0
2010 FKU npb 17 8 0 26 26 169.3 145 55 169 11 0% .291 7.7 2.9 0.6 9.0 1.18 3.14 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 0 1 0 1 1 2.7 6 4 1 1 38% .417 20.2 13.5 3.4 3.4 3.75 20.25 -1.6 -0.2
2013 NOR AAA 5 6 0 19 19 102.7 112 35 80 9 39% .328 9.8 3.1 0.8 7.0 1.43 4.03 4.2 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 4 4 0 13 13 69.3 67 19 57 7 39% .296 8.7 2.5 0.9 7.4 1.24 3.25 8.3 0.9
2014 IOW AAA 10 6 0 19 18 113.7 104 28 120 13 42% .302 8.2 2.2 1.0 9.5 1.16 2.77 22.6 2.4

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
2014 1140 0.5079 0.4912 0.8214 0.6839 0.2923 0.8687 0.7073 0.1786
Career11400.50790.49120.82140.68390.29230.86870.70730.1786

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-12 DTD 6 5 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2013-03-22 2013-06-14 60-DL 84 67 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-11 -
2012-04-20 2012-04-20 On-Alr 0 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-03-28 2012-10-13 60-DL 199 162 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-11 -
2012-02-25 2012-03-19 Camp 23 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2009-08-01 2009-08-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-10-01 2007-10-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 BAL $4,200,000
2012 BAL $3,940,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$8,140,000
2 yrTotal$8,140,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 76 dAlan Nero1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/23/14. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/22/14.
  • 2 years/$8.14M (2012-13), plus 2014 option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14/11. 14:$5M option. Baltimore declined 2014 option 11/2/13.

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 5.8 5.4 0 15 15 99.5 83 28 70 10 .268 1.12 3.55 3.86 11.8 1.2
80o 5.1 5.3 0 14 14 91.3 83 28 64 10 .285 1.21 3.98 4.32 5.8 0.6
70o 4.6 5.2 0 13 13 85.5 82 28 60 10 .297 1.28 4.29 4.67 1.9 0.2
60o 4.2 5.1 0 12 12 80.7 81 27 57 10 .307 1.34 4.57 4.97 -0.8 -0.1
50o 3.9 5 0 12 12 76.4 80 27 54 10 .317 1.41 4.83 5.25 -3.1 -0.3
40o 3.5 5 0 11 11 72.1 79 27 51 10 .327 1.47 5.10 5.55 -5.1 -0.5
30o 3.2 4.8 0 10 10 67.6 78 26 48 10 .337 1.54 5.39 5.86 -6.8 -0.7
20o 2.8 4.7 0 9 9 62.5 76 26 44 9 .350 1.62 5.74 6.24 -8.5 -0.9
10o 2.3 4.5 0 8 8 55.7 73 24 39 9 .367 1.74 6.24 6.79 -10.2 -1.0
Weighted Mean3.950111175.578265310.3141.394.795.21-2.7-0.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 4% 3% 4% 7%

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
201534780212112112842811641.3141.414.875.309.53.16.01.2-0.5
201635790202011813041781641.3231.455.085.539.93.15.91.2-0.7
201736670181810411335691441.3201.435.005.449.83.06.01.2-0.5
20183767017179910834661341.3181.434.945.379.83.16.01.2-0.5
20193867017179810633641341.3181.424.905.329.73.05.91.2-0.4
20203967016169610432621341.3181.424.895.329.83.05.81.2-0.4
20214067017179910733631341.3171.414.895.329.73.05.71.2-0.4
20224167016169710532611341.3151.414.845.269.73.05.71.2-0.3
2023426601616929930571241.3141.414.845.279.72.95.61.2-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Will Glen 2011 0.00 DNP
2 87 Jon Leicester 2012 0.00 DNP
3 87 Chris George 2013 0.00 DNP
4 87 Gary Knotts 2010 0.00 DNP
5 85 Dan Reichert 2010 0.00 DNP
6 84 Giancarlo Alvarado 2011 0.00 DNP
7 83 Brian Mazone 2010 0.00 DNP
8 83 Brian Cooper 2008 0.00 DNP
9 83 Yadel Marti 2013 0.00 DNP
10 82 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
11 81 Walter Silva 2010 0.00 DNP
12 80 Michael Tejera 2010 0.00 DNP
13 80 Randy Keisler 2009 0.00 DNP
14 79 Jeff Harris 2008 0.00 DNP
15 79 Nelson Figueroa 2007 0.00 DNP
16 78 Brian Sweeney 2007 0.00 DNP
17 78 Eric DuBose 2009 0.00 DNP
18 77 Britt Reames 2007 0.00 DNP
19 77 Pete Munro 2008 0.00 DNP
20 76 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
21 75 Tim Corcoran 2011 0.00 DNP
22 75 Kyle Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
23 75 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
24 75 Nate Bland 2008 0.00 DNP
25 75 Scott Richmond 2013 0.00 DNP
26 75 Brandon Duckworth 2009 0.00 DNP
27 75 R.A. Dickey 2008 5.21
28 75 Andy Van Hekken 2013 0.00 DNP
29 73 Chris Jakubauskas 2012 0.00 DNP
30 72 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
31 72 Matt Kinney 2010 0.00 DNP
32 72 Wade Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
33 72 Tim Redding 2011 0.00 DNP
34 72 Josh Towers 2010 0.00 DNP
35 72 Seth Etherton 2010 0.00 DNP
36 72 Justin Lehr 2011 0.00 DNP
37 71 Vladimir Nunez 2008 3.86
38 71 Jim Crowell 2007 0.00 DNP
39 71 Roberto Giron 2009 0.00 DNP
40 71 Raul Valdes 2011 3.00
41 70 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
42 70 Tomo Ohka 2009 5.96
43 70 Jim Parque 2008 0.00 DNP
44 70 Nick Bierbrodt 2011 0.00 DNP
45 70 Lindsay Gulin 2010 0.00 DNP
46 70 Casey Fossum 2011 0.00 DNP
47 69 Victor Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
48 69 Stephen Randolph 2007 12.82
49 69 Ken Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
50 69 Horacio Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
51 68 Jorge Sosa 2011 0.00 DNP
52 68 Jason Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
53 68 Eric Stults 2013 4.24
54 68 Claudio Vargas 2011 0.00 DNP
55 68 Geremi Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
56 68 Adam Eaton 2011 0.00 DNP
57 68 Brandon Knight 2009 0.00 DNP
58 68 Jeremy Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
59 68 Brandon Puffer 2009 0.00 DNP
60 67 Brian Gordon 2012 0.00 DNP
61 67 Chien-Ming Wang 2013 8.00
62 67 Dave Bush 2013 15.00
63 67 Damian Moss 2010 0.00 DNP
64 67 Denny Neagle 2002 5.53
65 67 Victor Zambrano 2009 0.00 DNP
66 67 Josh Fogg 2010 0.00 DNP
67 67 Bob Welch 1990 3.40
68 67 Charles Nagy 2000 8.37
69 66 Gary Peters 1970 4.63
70 66 Chris Short 1971 4.42
71 66 Andy Benes 2001 7.71
72 66 Esteban Loaiza 2005 3.82
73 66 Frank Tanana 1987 4.36
74 66 Jim Clancy 1989 6.12
75 66 Ken Johnson 1966 3.86
76 66 Todd Stottlemyre 1998 4.34
77 66 Mike Boddicker 1991 4.43
78 66 Brian Lawrence 2009 0.00 DNP
79 66 Jack McDowell 1999 8.05
80 66 Steve Renko 1978 4.59
81 66 Gene Conley 1964 0.00 DNP
82 66 Rick Rhoden 1986 2.91
83 66 Roman Colon 2013 0.00 DNP
84 66 Jamie Moyer 1996 4.82
85 66 Mike Flanagan 1985 5.13
86 66 Don Drysdale 1970 0.00 DNP
87 66 Dave Stewart 1990 2.83
88 66 Floyd Bannister 1988 4.85
89 66 Max Surkont 1955 5.65
90 66 Frank Castillo 2002 5.57
91 66 Dave Goltz 1982 4.82
92 66 Woodie Fryman 1973 5.57
93 66 Juan Guzman 2000 43.20
94 66 Nate Robertson 2011 0.00 DNP
95 65 Ray Herbert 1963 3.45
96 65 Frank Sullivan 1963 5.73
97 65 Pat Dobson 1975 4.55 DNP
98 65 Scott Elarton 2009 0.00 DNP
99 65 Jack Harshman 1961 0.00 DNP
100 65 Rick Sutcliffe 1989 3.85

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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 The O’s surely didn’t expect a Chen-like 4.02 ERA out of their "other" Japanese pitcher when they signed Wada last offseason, but they certainly expected more than two minor-league innings. Injuries abruptly ended Wada’s 2012 campaign, and he underwent Tommy John surgery in May; he should return early this season. The Japanese-born lefty is definitely of the crafty variety, working with an unexceptional fastball in the 85-88 mph range. Instead, he relies on plus command and deception to attack hitters. In an ideal world one would call Wada a fifth starter, but he may be more suited to a swingman role. One scout compared him to Hisanori Takahashi in this regard.
2012 The Orioles showed quite an interest in Asian imports this winter, ultimately resulting in the signing of Tsuyoshi Wada in the hope that he can give the back end of their rotation some stability after starters came and went like women from Barney Stinson's bachelor pad in 2011. Fitting the crafty lefty mold, Wada's fastball sits at an unremarkable 85-88 mph, but his command is a legitimate plus tool that should help him get by as a fifth starter or, at the very least, a decent swingman.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any thoughts on Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada? Scouts and prognosticators seem to mostly tab them as back-end-of-the-rotation pitchers, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Based off what you've seen from them this year, do you think the Cubs are considering them as rotation options in the mid-to-long term?
(tomshipley75 from Chicago)
They're both cheap, so I don't see why not. It isn't like they have a bevy of options as the roster is currently constructed. I'm sure they'll sign one, if not two pitchers this offseason. I like Hendricks more, but it's still a back end profile. (Jordan Gorosh)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)There are a couple of new Non-Darvish Japanese pitchers this year: Wei-yin Chin, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Hisashi Iwakuma. Will any of them have decent seasons in America?
(Paul from DC)
I like Iwakuma's chances more than Chin. Unfortunately, the Mariners gave Millwood a rotation spot over Iwakuma for now but that presents a bit of a draft day bargain. (Jason Collette)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tsuyoshi Wada has thrown 1,175 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Splitter (82mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (73mph).