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Collin Balester PPirates

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height6' 5"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
-0.22011
-0.82012
2013
-0.22014
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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
2008 WAS 22 15 15 80.0 80.0 0.0 3 7 0 0 3 0 358 92 53 49 12 151 28 27 6 50 5.51 5.08 6.08 -3.5 -0.5
2009 WAS 23 7 7 30.3 30.3 0.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 135 34 24 23 10 73 14 14 0 20 6.82 7.41 8.14 -7.3 -0.8
2010 WAS 24 17 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 15 6 6 2 23 11 10 2 28 2.57 3.53 3.33 2.3 0.2
2011 WAS 25 23 0 35.7 0.0 35.7 1 4 0 1 0 0 159 38 21 18 7 67 14 14 1 34 4.54 4.90 5.02 -1.7 -0.2
2012 DET 26 11 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 83 14 14 13 5 33 11 10 3 12 6.50 7.66 9.95 -7.2 -0.8
Career7322185.0110.374.77160140824193118109363477875121445.305.506.24-17.3-2.1

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
2005 SAV A 24 23 125.0 4.34 84 .232 .266 .345 .395 .272 .263 70 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
2006 POT A+ 23 22 117.2 5.37 72 .275 .260 .346 .383 .264 .320 84 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2006 HAR AA 3 3 19.2 4.20 100 .218 .260 .323 .385 .265 .254 96 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2007 HAR AA 17 17 98.7 4.65 107 .246 .262 .334 .399 .257 .307 109 13.8 1.4 13.3 1.4
2007 COH AAA 10 10 51.7 5.18 71 .267 .252 .332 .390 .260 .282 83 -1.4 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2008 WAS MLB 15 15 80.0 6.08 63 .293 .256 .323 .414 .261 .305 96 -5.9 -0.6 -3.5 -0.5
2008 COH AAA 15 15 78.7 5.37 72 .279 .259 .330 .415 .265 .286 88 -4.4 -0.4 -5.0 -0.5
2009 WAS MLB 7 7 30.3 8.14 13 .317 .252 .322 .404 .257 .264 96 -6.9 -0.7 -7.3 -0.8
2009 SYR AAA 20 20 107.3 4.88 99 .267 .259 .325 .389 .247 .349 108 7.5 0.7 8.0 0.8
2010 WAS MLB 17 0 21.0 3.33 118 .238 .250 .312 .385 .257 .283 92 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2010 SYR AAA 35 5 69.0 7.47 44 .274 .264 .331 .414 .256 .308 104 -6.3 -0.6 -6.5 -0.5
2011 WAS MLB 23 0 35.7 5.02 78 .297 .252 .312 .388 .258 .301 99 -1.4 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2
2011 SYR AAA 28 0 39.3 3.06 127 .275 .258 .325 .392 .253 .409 94 9.3 0.9 9.4 0.9
2012 DET MLB 11 0 18.0 9.95 -11 .313 .252 .311 .402 .258 .173 107 -7.2 -0.8 -7.2 -0.8
2012 TOL AAA 31 0 47.0 5.94 61 .231 .263 .328 .397 .254 .256 97 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2013 ROU AAA 6 5 27.0 5.44 72 .315 .269 .342 .412 .269 .357 90 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 ALT AA 10 0 11.0 7.25 37 .283 .253 .316 .374 .254 .250 99 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 BRI Rk 6 0 6.7 6.81 72 .303 .252 .330 .370 .257 .304 113 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 PIR Rk 2 0 1.3 6.52 57 .585 .272 .351 .407 .274 .714 98 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -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
2005 SAV A 8 6 0 24 23 125.0 105 42 95 11 38% .263 7.6 3.0 0.8 6.8 1.18 3.67 15.6 1.5
2006 HAR AA 1 0 0 3 3 19.2 15 6 10 0 46% .254 7.0 2.8 0.0 4.7 1.09 1.88 1.0 0.1
2006 POT A+ 4 5 0 23 22 117.2 126 53 87 12 44% .320 9.7 4.1 0.9 6.7 1.53 5.22 3.2 0.3
2007 HAR AA 2 7 0 17 17 98.7 103 25 77 9 46% .307 9.4 2.3 0.8 7.0 1.30 3.74 13.3 1.4
2007 COH AAA 2 3 0 10 10 51.7 49 23 40 3 37% .282 8.5 4.0 0.5 7.0 1.39 4.18 -1.6 -0.1
2008 COH AAA 9 3 0 15 15 78.7 79 23 64 14 41% .286 9.0 2.6 1.6 7.3 1.30 4.00 -5.0 -0.5
2008 WAS MLB 3 7 0 15 15 80.0 92 28 50 12 41% .305 10.3 3.1 1.4 5.6 1.50 5.51 -3.5 -0.5
2009 WAS MLB 1 4 0 7 7 30.3 34 14 20 10 35% .264 10.1 4.2 3.0 5.9 1.58 6.82 -7.3 -0.8
2009 SYR AAA 7 10 0 20 20 107.3 129 37 71 5 48% .349 10.8 3.1 0.4 6.0 1.55 4.45 8.0 0.8
2010 SYR AAA 3 3 0 35 5 69.0 74 32 52 8 50% .308 9.7 4.2 1.0 6.8 1.54 5.87 -6.5 -0.5
2010 WAS MLB 0 1 0 17 0 21.0 15 11 28 2 56% .283 6.4 4.7 0.9 12.0 1.24 2.57 2.3 0.2
2011 SYR AAA 2 1 1 28 0 39.3 47 15 46 2 48% .409 10.8 3.4 0.5 10.5 1.58 4.35 9.4 0.9
2011 WAS MLB 1 4 0 23 0 35.7 38 14 34 7 44% .301 9.6 3.5 1.8 8.6 1.46 4.54 -1.7 -0.2
2012 DET MLB 2 0 0 11 0 18.0 14 11 12 5 33% .173 7.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 1.39 6.50 -7.2 -0.8
2012 TOL AAA 1 1 1 31 0 47.0 38 12 45 7 41% .256 7.3 2.3 1.3 8.6 1.06 3.64 -3.1 -0.3
2013 ROU AAA 1 4 0 6 5 27.0 34 9 22 4 45% .357 11.3 3.0 1.3 7.3 1.59 7.33 -0.2 -0.0
2014 BRI Rk 0 0 0 6 0 6.7 8 2 5 1 67% .304 10.8 2.7 1.4 6.8 1.50 2.70 -0.7 -0.1
2014 ALT AA 1 4 1 10 0 11.0 10 9 10 2 35% .250 8.2 7.4 1.6 8.2 1.73 6.55 -2.1 -0.2
2014 PIR Rk 0 1 0 2 0 1.3 10 2 1 0 43% .714 67.5 13.5 0.0 6.8 9.00 54.00 -0.6 -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
2008 1330 0.5023 0.4383 0.8299 0.6213 0.2523 0.8940 0.6707 0.1701
2009 513 0.5029 0.4414 0.8584 0.6047 0.2745 0.9295 0.7000 0.1416
2010 335 0.4179 0.4209 0.6525 0.5857 0.3026 0.7927 0.4576 0.3475
2011 609 0.4401 0.4359 0.8377 0.6530 0.2639 0.9200 0.6778 0.1623
2012 293 0.4369 0.4232 0.8145 0.6016 0.2848 0.9481 0.5957 0.1855
Career30800.47470.4350.81540.61910.26690.89920.64670.1846

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-01 2014-04-16 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-05-01 2013-09-05 Minors 127 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-03 -
2010-05-03 2010-05-29 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-25 2009-10-05 DTD 41 37 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2008-09-01 2008-09-07 DTD 6 6 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 DET $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$485,000
1 yrTotal$485,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 145 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/28/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Detroit 2/28/12. DFA by Detroit 5/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 3/2/11. DFA by Washington 7/5/11. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Washington 12/9/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Washington 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 6/30/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-114). $0.29M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Collin Balester is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable AL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Cubs Find Another StarterR.J. Anderson2011-07-06
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Trading Up from Dickerson to MorganChristina Kahrl2011-03-29
Team Injury Projection: Washington NationalsMarc Normandin2011-03-07
Team Injury Projection: Washington NationalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Capital Offenses?Christina Kahrl2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waivers Deadline DealingChristina Kahrl2009-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Washington NationalsWill Carroll2009-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Nationals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-23
Hot Stove Preview: NL EastCaleb Peiffer2008-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Who are the Next Rays? NL VersionKevin Goldstein2008-10-14
Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL EastNate Silver2007-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Washington Nationals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint National League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How Do Teams Draft?Kevin Goldstein2006-03-27


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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)You must check out Collin Balester's website. He has a 'stache status update and lists growing facial hair as one of his top 5 hobbies. He seems to be someone you should know about http://collinbalester.com/
(Charlie from Bethesda)
I just wanted to share this with everyone. Thank you, Charlie. (Tommy Bennett)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Collin Balester threw 3,081 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph).