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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-7-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
0.52014
0.52015
0.32016
0.92017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 COL MLB 54 0 68.7 2 1 0 51 31 63 7 .259 118 6.7 4.1 0.9 8.3 48% .240 .231 1.19 3.99 4.19 102 3.95 96.8 0.5
2015 COL MLB 36 0 33.3 0 1 2 31 28 39 3 .274 111 8.4 7.6 0.8 10.5 59% .329 .282 1.77 4.51 4.86 97 3.56 83.1 0.5
2016 CHA MLB 29 0 27.3 0 1 1 21 20 25 2 .254 104 6.9 6.6 0.7 8.2 50% .264 .235 1.50 4.42 2.63 102 4.03 89.2 0.3
2017 CHA MLB 21 0 20.0 0 1 0 10 5 37 2 .259 103 4.5 2.2 0.9 16.6 48% .276 .163 0.75 1.28 1.35 61 1.42 31.4 0.8
CareerMLB1400149.32431138416414.2621126.85.10.89.951%.268.2361.323.823.68963.5383.42.0

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2010 STA A- 11 0 16.0 0 0 3 3 5 25 0 .253 97 1.7 2.8 0.0 14.1 38% .115 .108 0.50 1.83 0.56 80 2.22 87.1
2011 CSC A 40 0 81.0 3 5 2 69 49 112 1 .259 102 7.7 5.4 0.1 12.4 48% .340 .247 1.46 2.77 4.22 85 2.70 90.1
2012 TAM A+ 30 0 55.0 2 1 6 30 24 72 3 .245 108 4.9 3.9 0.5 11.8 35% .223 .189 0.98 2.90 2.45 80 1.59 82.0
2012 TRN AA 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 .254 101 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 100% .333 .184 1.00 1.19 0.00 96 4.06 99.8
2013 TRN AA 46 0 60.0 1 3 15 38 45 74 4 .264 95 5.7 6.8 0.6 11.1 45% .254 .227 1.38 3.96 2.85 108 5.43 111.0
2014 COL MLB 54 0 68.7 2 1 0 51 31 63 7 .259 118 6.7 4.1 0.9 8.3 48% .240 .231 1.19 3.99 4.19 102 3.95 96.8
2015 COL MLB 36 0 33.3 0 1 2 31 28 39 3 .274 111 8.4 7.6 0.8 10.5 59% .329 .282 1.77 4.51 4.86 97 3.56 83.1
2015 ABQ AAA 21 0 27.0 1 3 6 19 12 28 3 .263 114 6.3 4.0 1.0 9.3 38% .235 .218 1.15 4.41 4.67 99 5.02 107.9
2016 CHA MLB 29 0 27.3 0 1 1 21 20 25 2 .254 104 6.9 6.6 0.7 8.2 50% .264 .235 1.50 4.42 2.63 102 4.03 89.2
2016 CHR AAA 23 0 27.0 1 1 7 17 12 36 0 .250 5.7 4.0 0.0 12.0 48% .283 .193 1.07 1.94 3.00 77 2.26 86.5
2017 CHA MLB 21 0 20.0 0 1 0 10 5 37 2 .259 103 4.5 2.2 0.9 16.6 48% .276 .163 0.75 1.28 1.35 61 1.42 31.4

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 1070 0.5075 0.4607 0.7546 0.6501 0.2657 0.8499 0.5143 0.2454
2015 650 0.4662 0.4169 0.6679 0.5776 0.2767 0.7771 0.4688 0.3321
2016 488 0.5205 0.4734 0.7576 0.6654 0.2650 0.8284 0.5645 0.2424
2017 307 0.5212 0.5244 0.6335 0.6625 0.3741 0.6604 0.5818 0.3665
Career25150.5010.45960.7180.63580.28160.80380.52050.282

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
2014-08-13 2014-09-02 15-DL 20 18 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2011-08-18 2011-08-23 Minors 5 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHA $
2016 CHA $
2015 COL $
2014 COL $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 15 dBallengee Group1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15. Acquired by Chicago White Sox 11/24/15 after being DFA by Colorado 11/20/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Selected by Colorado from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/12/13. Signed by Colorado 3/9/14.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2010 (5-175) (Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla.). $0.15M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .205 .329 .318 .238
11 vs R (Multi) .231 .351 .374 .254
18 Split (Multi) -.026 -.023 -.056 -.016
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .143 .318 .257 .218
31 vs R (2016) .250 .360 .375 .245
38 Split (2016) -.107 -.042 -.118 -.027
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Articles

Tommy Kahnle is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Week 8J.J. Jansons2017-05-26
Expert FAAB Review: Week 7Mike Gianella2017-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 5George Bissell2017-05-05
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 4Mike Gianella2017-04-25
Short Relief: False Cats, The Losing Way, Scarlet Dreams, and Hacking BaseballJames Fegan2017-04-12
Short Relief: False Cats, The Losing Way, Scarlet Dreams, and Hacking BaseballNathan Bishop2017-04-12
Short Relief: False Cats, The Losing Way, Scarlet Dreams, and Hacking BaseballJason Wojciechowski2017-04-12
Short Relief: False Cats, The Losing Way, Scarlet Dreams, and Hacking BaseballEric Roseberry2017-04-12
Rubbing Mud: Incremental Improvement In DenverMatthew Trueblood2016-08-30
What You Need to Know: Yu is Back; Baseball BetterAshley Varela2016-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Chris Iannetta As UpgradeR.J. Anderson2015-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 26, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 21Matt Collins2015-08-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 64: UnfilteredGeorge Bissell2015-08-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 64: UnfilteredBret Sayre2015-08-12
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 64: UnfilteredMike Gianella2015-08-12
Expert FAAB Review: Week 19Mike Gianella2015-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 16th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-06
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An Agent's Take: How the Unseen Post-Draft Process WorksJoshua Kusnick2014-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Lincecum Conquers AgainDaniel Rathman2014-06-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Koda Glover lead the Nats in saves, or will it be Kelvin Herrera?
(Gregg from Cali)
Let me continue here. This SEEMS like a natural landing spot for Herrera. Pair him with Lorenzo Cain (I stole this idea from a twitter follower) and can the Royals get Robles back? He's heretofore been untouchable, but for that package, perhaps a deal could be swung. So, that gives Soria a chance for saves. Who else... Nate Jones on the White Sox (unless they trade him AND Robertson, which might leave... Tommy Kahnle?! Who else... I have this feeling about Archie Bradley, who also could go into the rotation. (David Brown)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)What do you do with guys like Tommy Kahnle who have big raw stuff and excellent peripherals in tiny samples that are out of line with their prior track record?
(nschaef from NYC)
What's encouraging to me is that he's back to getting ~54% ground balls, which he did in Colorado. I'm not sure you *do* anything with those guys. They're going to regress or establish a new baseline, right? We'll find out in due time which one wins out, but if you're the white sox you ride em as long as they stay hot. Relievers are more likely to out/underperform their baseline talent level just because of sample size to begin with. The 2005 white sox basically rode a bunch of random relievers having career years to a title. It happens. (Craig Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tommy Kahnle has thrown 2,659 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (89mph).