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Portrait of Brian Schlitter

Brian Schlitter PCubs

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-21-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age29 years, 8 months, 13 days
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2012
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0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 CHN MLB 7 0 8.0 18 5 7 2 .267 101 20.2 5.6 2.2 7.9 34% .485 .410 2.88 6.86 12.38 108 12.77 -0.7
2014 CHN MLB 61 0 56.3 58 19 31 2 .259 99 9.3 3.0 0.3 5.0 63% .298 .254 1.37 0.00 4.15 118 3.55 0.6
2015 CHN MLB 10 0 7.3 12 2 4 2 .268 102 14.7 2.5 2.5 4.9 66% .370 .359 1.91 6.42 7.36 113 9.03 -0.4
CareerMLB78071.78826426.2619911.13.30.85.359%.331.2891.594.245.401165.52-0.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2010 CHN MLB 7 0 8.0 18 5 7 2 .267 101 20.2 5.6 2.2 7.9 34% .485 .410 2.88 6.86 12.38
2012 DAY A+ 21 0 27.0 27 2 19 1 .245 109 9.0 0.7 0.3 6.3 52% .302 .241 1.07 2.80 2.00
2012 TEN AA 29 0 42.0 43 11 44 2 .263 100 9.2 2.4 0.4 9.4 55% .339 .244 1.29 2.45 3.00
2013 TEN AA 16 0 21.7 24 6 13 0 .249 104 10.0 2.5 0.0 5.4 58% .308 .258 1.38 2.68 0.83
2013 IOW AAA 38 0 41.7 38 9 45 4 .267 93 8.2 1.9 0.9 9.7 68% .301 .231 1.13 3.38 3.24
2014 CHN MLB 61 0 56.3 58 19 31 2 .259 99 9.3 3.0 0.3 5.0 63% .298 .254 1.37 0.00 4.15
2014 IOW AAA 7 0 8.0 10 3 4 0 .277 95 11.2 3.4 0.0 4.5 73% .333 .248 1.62 0.00 3.38
2014 CUB Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .278 96 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100% .000 .003 0.00 0.00 0.00
2015 CHN MLB 10 0 7.3 12 2 4 2 .268 102 14.7 2.5 2.5 4.9 66% .370 .359 1.91 6.42 7.36
2015 IOW AAA 42 0 42.3 36 24 32 0 .260 94 7.7 5.1 0.0 6.8 66% .290 .226 1.42 3.77 1.06

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 178 0.4944 0.4607 0.8293 0.6705 0.2556 0.8644 0.7391 0.1707
2014 894 0.4944 0.4519 0.8812 0.6244 0.2832 0.9384 0.7578 0.1163
2015 140 0.4786 0.4571 0.8594 0.7015 0.2329 0.9574 0.5882 0.1406
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-09 2014-08-24 15-DL 15 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2011-03-22 2011-09-29 60-DL 191 162 Right Forearm Recovery From Strain -
2011-02-27 2011-03-22 Camp 23 0 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-08-25 2010-09-07 Minors 13 0 Right Shoulder Not Disclosed -
2010-07-03 2010-07-23 15-DL 20 16 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2008-07-09 2008-07-28 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHN $
2014 CHN $500,000
2011 PHI $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$914,000
2 yrTotal$914,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 29 d1 year/$0.5245M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5245M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15. DFA by Chicago Cubs 8/27/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11. Returned by Philadelphia to Chicago Cubs 4/11 (pre-existing elbow injury).
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 6/26/10.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Philadelphia 8/7/08 (Scott Eyre deal).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (16-503) (College of Charleston).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .292 .358 .472 .306
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .323 .291 .230
18 Split (Multi) .031 .035 .181 .076
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .288 .354 .466 .302
31 vs R (2014) .261 .323 .289 .229
38 Split (2014) .027 .031 .177 .074
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Brian Schlitter is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: 8 2/3Steven Jacobson2015-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Philly Games FrancoR.J. Anderson2015-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Shenanigans!Daniel Rathman2015-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Jake McGee's Smash-And-GrabJeff Long2015-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaisy Cutter: A Year With Rick RenteriaSahadev Sharma2014-10-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftBen Murphy2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftIan Lefkowitz2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Scoresheet Player Trend Watch: May Supplemental DraftJared Weiss2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Worst Sweeps FirstChris Mosch2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening DayR.J. Anderson2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: What's In A Name?Ken Funck2011-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bartlett's Price QuoteChristina Kahrl2011-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?Christina Kahrl2010-06-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Schlitter is an older guy in Des Moines having a really solid year. Stuff-wise, is there anything there? I was hoping the Cubs would take a look at him as a middle-reliever, but he's not on the 40-man and a September callup is looking unlikely. Anything to be intrigued by going into next year?
(sitrick2 from Minneapolis, MN)
not really (Harry Pavlidis)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, The Mets have lost three road games in the last five days in their opponents' last at-bat, while K-Rod only got work in mop-up duty on Saturday in a 6-1 win. Manuel says he's not wavering from his belief in the "no closer in tie games on the road" mentality, but we're falling out of wild card race on the backs of Ollie Perez and Fernando Nieve. What did we do to deserve this?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
While last night, as an example, TLR let Ryan Franklin work the 9th and 10th on the road in a tie game. And hey presto, they won! Meanwhile, Carlos Marmol pitched only the 9th and gave way to the immortal Brian Schlitter (whose one-line comment in the 2009 BP Annual is one of my all-time faves), who worked two innings and took the loss. I hate, just hate, stuff like that.

What did you do to deserve this? You chose the wrong hometown team to root for, I guess (something I, too, am guilty of). (Ken Funck)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brian Schlitter has thrown 1,267 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph) and Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (88mph).