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Portrait of Chris Bootcheck

Chris Bootcheck PPhillies

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
108.3 4.54 1.33 86 5 7 1 0.1
Birth Date10-24-1978
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 0 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
0.12014
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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
2003 ANA 24 4 1 10.3 3.3 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 53 16 13 11 5 34 6 6 0 7 9.58 9.77 9.71 -3.1 -0.3
2005 ANA 26 5 2 18.7 9.7 9.0 0 1 1 0 1 0 79 19 7 7 1 28 4 3 0 8 3.38 3.53 4.40 2.1 0.2
2006 ANA 27 7 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 54 16 12 12 3 29 9 9 0 7 10.45 8.22 9.70 -3.3 -0.3
2007 ANA 28 51 0 77.3 0.0 77.3 3 3 0 2 0 0 331 81 43 41 7 125 24 21 5 56 4.77 4.16 4.92 6.0 0.6
2008 ANA 29 10 0 16.0 0.0 16.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 30 18 18 2 41 12 12 0 14 10.12 5.29 5.83 0.7 0.1
2009 PIT 30 13 0 14.7 0.0 14.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 16 18 18 1 25 9 9 1 13 11.05 4.22 4.53 -0.9 -0.1
2013 NYA 34 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 9.00 7.08 6.89 -0.3 -0.0
Career913148.313.0135.337121068418011210819284666261066.554.905.631.10.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 ANA MLB 4 1 10.3 9.71 4 .388 .260 .330 .426 .263 .314 100 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2005 ANA MLB 5 2 18.7 4.40 105 .265 .270 .328 .428 .263 .273 97 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2006 ANA MLB 7 0 10.3 9.70 13 .364 .266 .330 .417 .255 .371 105 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2007 ANA MLB 51 0 77.3 4.92 100 .258 .271 .337 .425 .264 .310 101 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2008 ANA MLB 10 0 16.0 5.83 79 .337 .249 .319 .377 .248 .452 102 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 13 0 14.7 4.53 99 .292 .270 .338 .420 .267 .326 99 0.4 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2011 DUR AAA 16 7 58.0 5.61 79 .235 .259 .326 .398 .252 .233 97 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2012 TOL AAA 41 0 44.3 3.61 116 .261 .256 .326 .391 .251 .309 98 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2013 NYA MLB 1 0 1.0 6.89 32 .379 .270 .340 .425 .281 .500 95 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 SWB AAA 24 23 136.7 5.12 85 .264 .260 .327 .396 .257 .287 98 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 REA AA 8 8 35.7 5.82 74 .312 .257 .320 .387 .258 .348 105 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.1
2014 LEH AAA 8 8 42.7 6.28 64 .270 .272 .337 .415 .258 .277 98 -3.1 -0.3 -4.0 -0.5

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 ANA MLB 0 1 0 4 1 10.3 16 6 7 5 40% .314 13.9 5.2 4.4 6.1 2.13 9.58 -3.1 -0.3
2005 ANA MLB 0 1 1 5 2 18.7 19 4 8 1 37% .273 9.2 1.9 0.5 3.9 1.23 3.38 2.1 0.2
2006 ANA MLB 0 1 0 7 0 10.3 16 9 7 3 37% .371 13.9 7.8 2.6 6.1 2.42 10.45 -3.3 -0.3
2007 ANA MLB 3 3 0 51 0 77.3 81 24 56 7 45% .310 9.4 2.8 0.8 6.5 1.36 4.77 6.0 0.6
2008 ANA MLB 0 1 0 10 0 16.0 30 12 14 2 39% .452 16.9 6.8 1.1 7.9 2.62 10.12 0.7 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 0 0 0 13 0 14.7 16 9 13 1 40% .326 9.8 5.5 0.6 8.0 1.70 11.05 -0.9 -0.1
2011 DUR AAA 3 2 1 16 7 58.0 46 19 48 9 35% .233 7.1 2.9 1.4 7.4 1.12 3.57 -4.3 -0.4
2012 TOL AAA 2 5 17 41 0 44.3 39 26 53 1 44% .309 7.9 5.3 0.2 10.8 1.47 4.06 8.9 0.9
2013 SWB AAA 10 7 0 24 23 136.7 135 41 97 15 42% .287 8.9 2.7 1.0 6.4 1.29 3.69 0.5 0.1
2013 NYA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 2 2 1 0 50% .500 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 4.00 9.00 -0.3 -0.0
2014 LEH AAA 2 5 0 8 8 42.7 41 20 29 5 36% .277 8.6 4.2 1.1 6.1 1.43 4.85 -4.0 -0.5
2014 REA AA 2 3 0 8 8 35.7 46 13 24 6 35% .348 11.6 3.3 1.5 6.1 1.65 5.55 0.7 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 336 0.5536 0.4494 0.8079 0.6667 0.1800 0.8629 0.5556 0.1921
2009 277 0.5235 0.4765 0.7652 0.7172 0.2121 0.7981 0.6429 0.2348
2013 30 0.3000 0.5000 0.8667 0.7778 0.3810 1.0000 0.7500 0.1333
Career6430.52880.46340.79220.69360.20320.84140.60230.2078

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-08 - Minors - - - Trunk Fracture Ribcage -
2014-04-05 2014-05-24 Minors 49 0 - Not Disclosed -
2012-08-06 2012-09-05 Minors 30 28 Left Upper Arm Fracture Humerus -
2011-04-13 2011-05-02 Minors 19 0 Head Concussion -
2008-06-09 2008-07-03 15-DL 24 21 Right Forearm Strain -
2008-03-21 2008-04-20 15-DL 30 19 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-05-03 2006-05-22 15-DL 19 17 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-01 2001-05-31 Minors 30 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 ANA $415,000
2007 ANA $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$795,000
2 yrTotal$795,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 98 dScott Boras1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Yankees 6/14/13. DFA by NY Yankees 6/18/13 (elected free agency 6/21/13). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/22/13 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract 8/15/13 if not on Major League roster.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/7/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Tampa as a free agent 2/13/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Tampa 7/2/11. Signed by Lotte of Korea 7/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Yokohama of Japan 12/17/09.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/20/08 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.6M in majors. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/7/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2008). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/22/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 7/3/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). DFA by LA Angels 1/07. Contract purchased by LA Angels 4/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/06.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2000 (1-20). $1.8M signing bonus.

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 7.2 5.8 1 44 16 128.5 105 37 103 14 .268 1.10 3.39 3.69 18.9 1.9
80o 6.6 5.8 0.9 42 15 121.4 106 37 97 14 .281 1.18 3.77 4.1 11.9 1.2
70o 6.2 5.8 0.8 40 15 116.4 107 37 93 14 .291 1.23 4.05 4.4 7.3 0.7
60o 5.8 5.7 0.8 39 14 112.2 107 37 90 14 .299 1.28 4.29 4.67 3.6 0.4
50o 5.5 5.7 0.7 37 14 108.3 107 37 87 14 .307 1.33 4.52 4.92 0.5 0.0
40o 5.2 5.7 0.7 36 13 104.5 107 37 84 14 .314 1.38 4.75 5.17 -2.4 -0.2
30o 4.8 5.6 0.6 35 13 100.5 107 37 80 14 .323 1.43 5.01 5.44 -5.2 -0.5
20o 4.4 5.5 0.6 33 12 95.8 106 37 77 14 .332 1.49 5.30 5.76 -8.1 -0.8
10o 3.9 5.4 0.5 31 11 89.6 105 37 72 14 .346 1.58 5.73 6.22 -11.7 -1.2
Weighted Mean5.55.70.73714108.0106378614.3051.324.494.890.80.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 10% 4% 6% 16%

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
20153633023865662251943.3131.364.725.139.23.17.11.3-0.1
20163733021759612045843.3181.384.905.339.43.16.91.2-0.2
20173833022861642147843.3141.394.855.279.43.16.91.2-0.2
20183933019753561840843.3141.404.995.439.53.16.81.4-0.2
20194033020757591942843.3121.384.805.229.43.06.71.3-0.1
20204133020756571941743.3091.374.735.159.23.16.61.1-0.1
20214233019753541838743.3091.374.785.199.23.16.51.2-0.1
20224322017647491633743.3101.384.865.289.43.16.31.3-0.1
20234433018650531735743.3091.394.845.269.53.06.31.3-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Marty McLeary 2010 0.00 DNP
2 87 Nelson Figueroa 2009 4.22
3 85 Jeremy Powell 2011 0.00 DNP
4 84 Les Walrond 2012 0.00 DNP
5 84 Chris Oxspring 2012 0.00 DNP
6 84 Brian Lawrence 2011 0.00 DNP
7 84 Travis Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
8 83 Claudio Vargas 2013 0.00 DNP
9 83 Eric Junge 2012 0.00 DNP
10 82 Brian Mazone 2012 0.00 DNP
11 82 Vladimir Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
12 80 Tim Hamulack 2012 0.00 DNP
13 80 Ken Ray 2010 0.00 DNP
14 79 Jason Childers 2010 0.00 DNP
15 78 Brandon Duckworth 2011 0.00 DNP
16 77 Scott Strickland 2011 0.00 DNP
17 77 Travis Driskill 2007 9.00
18 77 Denny Stark 2010 0.00 DNP
19 76 Alan Benes 2007 0.00 DNP
20 76 Aaron Small 2007 0.00 DNP
21 75 Tim Redding 2013 0.00 DNP
22 74 Mark DiFelice 2012 0.00 DNP
23 74 Lou Pote 2007 0.00 DNP
24 73 John Wasdin 2008 0.00 DNP
25 73 Buddy Carlyle 2013 0.00 DNP
26 73 R.A. Dickey 2010 3.20
27 73 Tony Fiore 2007 0.00 DNP
28 73 Raul Valdes 2013 7.46
29 72 Randy Williams 2011 6.48
30 71 Seth Etherton 2012 0.00 DNP
31 71 Julio Manon 2008 0.00 DNP
32 71 Tomo Ohka 2011 0.00 DNP
33 70 Stephen Randolph 2009 0.00 DNP
34 69 Kris Benson 2010 5.79
35 68 Glendon Rusch 2010 0.00 DNP
36 68 Alberto Castillo 2011 2.31
37 68 Danny Darwin 1991 5.03
38 68 Bruce Chen 2012 5.35
39 67 Danny Graves 2009 0.00 DNP
40 67 D.J. Carrasco 2012 7.36
41 67 Joe Nuxhall 1964 4.25
42 67 Bobby Shantz 1961 3.83
43 67 Ramiro Mendoza 2007 0.00 DNP
44 66 Don Sutton 1980 2.37
45 66 Bryan Corey 2009 0.00 DNP
46 66 Brian Tallet 2013 0.00 DNP
47 66 Bruce Hurst 1993 8.31
48 66 Marty Pattin 1978 4.58
49 66 Earl Wilson 1970 4.98
50 66 Mark Redman 2009 0.00 DNP
51 66 Jerry Koosman 1978 4.21
52 66 Stan Williams 1972 6.23
53 66 Bob Rush 1961 0.00 DNP
54 66 Wilson Alvarez 2005 5.62
55 66 Virgil Trucks 1952 4.70
56 66 Fred Norman 1978 4.36
57 66 Winston Abreu 2012 0.00 DNP
58 66 Brett Tomko 2008 6.56
59 65 Brian Moehler 2007 4.37
60 65 Preacher Roe 1951 3.18
61 65 Danny Cox 1995 7.80
62 65 Dick Tidrow 1982 3.91
63 65 Bob Feller 1954 3.41
64 65 Chan Ho Park 2008 4.06
65 65 Steve Carlton 1980 2.58
66 65 Don Robinson 1992 5.40
67 65 Scott Atchison 2011 3.26
68 65 Doyle Alexander 1986 4.45
69 65 Dave Hillman 1963 0.00 DNP
70 65 Dave Stewart 1992 4.33
71 65 Orlando Hernandez 2001 4.85
72 65 Steve Gromek 1955 4.43
73 65 Jose Lima 2008 0.00 DNP
74 65 Freddy Garcia 2012 5.28
75 65 Hal Brown 1960 3.45
76 65 Ken Johnson 1968 4.31
77 65 Cory Lidle 2007 0.00 DNP
78 65 Walt Masterson 1955 0.00 DNP
79 65 Bartolo Colon 2008 5.31
80 65 Ray Sadecki 1976 4.29
81 65 Joe Dobson 1952 3.00
82 65 Art Fowler 1958 0.00 DNP
83 65 Charlie Leibrandt 1992 3.64
84 65 Luis Tiant 1976 3.45
85 65 John Bale 2009 6.35
86 65 Tom Candiotti 1993 3.62
87 65 Whitey Ford 1964 2.46
88 64 Jack Morris 1990 5.19
89 64 Mike Scott 1990 4.46
90 64 Mike Boddicker 1993 5.83
91 64 Jim Bunning 1967 2.77
92 64 Rodrigo Lopez 2011 5.07
93 64 Rick Rhoden 1988 4.84
94 64 Charlie Puleo 1990 0.00 DNP
95 64 Gil Heredia 2001 6.16
96 64 Rick Wise 1981 4.04
97 64 Esteban Loaiza 2007 5.79
98 64 Steve Karsay 2007 0.00 DNP
99 64 Early Wynn 1955 3.37
100 64 Karl Drews 1955 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .510 .343 .337
11 vs R (Multi) .373 .407 .488 .319
18 Split (Multi) -.121 .103 -.145 .019
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .667 .000 .397
31 vs R (2013) .500 .500 .500 .389
38 Split (2013) -.500 .167 -.500 .008
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Chris Bootcheck never lived up to his billing as the Angels' first-round draft pick in 2000, posting a 6.54 ERA in 147 1/3 major-league innings, and will try to make a go of it in Japan this season.
2009 A first-round pick eight years ago, the pro workload just never worked for Bootcheck, who failed to ever replicate the stuff from his college days at Auburn. In college, he showed a plus-plus fastball and good slider. As a pro, he merely had a good fastball and average slider that weren't good enough. Bootcheck made some progress with a move to the bullpen at Triple-A last year, so the Pirates are going to give him a shot at a relief role after signing him as a free agent.
2008 Here's a good example of a low-leverage reliever: not once all season was Bootcheck asked to protect a lead of four runs or fewer after the sixth inning. Of his 51 appearances, 35 saw him enter a game the Angels were losing. The only Angel reliever to post a lower Leverage score than Bootcheck's 0.69 was Hector Carrasco. For an 11th man, Bootcheck is pretty good, posting average rates. The big righty can do this job for a while.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The NRIs Who Made ItJohn Perrotto2008-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: More Fun With ComparablesSteven Goldman2008-03-03
Playoff Prospectus: Red Sox versus AngelsJim Baker2007-10-02
Prospectus Today: AL, Second HalfJoe Sheehan2007-07-13
Prospectus Today: Dunn DealsJoe Sheehan2007-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 15-18Christina Kahrl2007-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-04-15
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Prospectus Notebook: Angels, TigersBaseball Prospectus2005-12-08
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chris Bootcheck threw 1,442 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 (89mph), also mixing in a Cutter (85mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely threw a Change (78mph).