Biographical

Portrait of Chris Bootcheck

Chris Bootcheck PPhillies

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.3 4.73 1.36 24 2 2 0 0.0
Birth Date10-24-1978
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.02013
2014
2015
0.02016
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DRA-Based 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 WARP
2003 ANA MLB 4 1 10.3 0 1 0 16 6 7 5 .263 100 13.9 5.2 4.4 6.1 40% .314 .388 2.13 9.77 9.58 113 6.35 -0.1
2005 ANA MLB 5 2 18.7 0 1 1 19 4 8 1 .263 97 9.2 1.9 0.5 3.9 37% .273 .265 1.23 3.53 3.38 114 5.65 -0.0
2006 ANA MLB 7 0 10.3 0 1 0 16 9 7 3 .255 105 13.9 7.8 2.6 6.1 37% .371 .364 2.42 8.22 10.45 120 6.19 -0.1
2007 ANA MLB 51 0 77.3 3 3 0 81 24 56 7 .264 101 9.4 2.8 0.8 6.5 45% .310 .258 1.36 4.16 4.77 101 5.33 0.2
2008 ANA MLB 10 0 16.0 0 1 0 30 12 14 2 .248 102 16.9 6.8 1.1 7.9 39% .452 .337 2.62 5.29 10.12 115 7.80 -0.4
2009 PIT MLB 13 0 14.7 0 0 0 16 9 13 1 .267 99 9.8 5.5 0.6 8.0 40% .326 .292 1.70 4.22 11.05 105 5.18 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .281 95 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 50% .500 .379 4.00 7.08 9.00 106 4.87 -0.0
CareerMLB913148.33711806610619.26110110.94.01.26.442%.331.2921.664.906.551075.75-0.5

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2003 ANA MLB 4 1 10.3 0 1 0 16 6 7 5 .263 100 13.9 5.2 4.4 6.1 40% .314 .388 2.13 9.77 9.58
2005 ANA MLB 5 2 18.7 0 1 1 19 4 8 1 .263 97 9.2 1.9 0.5 3.9 37% .273 .265 1.23 3.53 3.38
2006 ANA MLB 7 0 10.3 0 1 0 16 9 7 3 .255 105 13.9 7.8 2.6 6.1 37% .371 .364 2.42 8.22 10.45
2007 ANA MLB 51 0 77.3 3 3 0 81 24 56 7 .264 101 9.4 2.8 0.8 6.5 45% .310 .258 1.36 4.16 4.77
2008 ANA MLB 10 0 16.0 0 1 0 30 12 14 2 .248 102 16.9 6.8 1.1 7.9 39% .452 .337 2.62 5.29 10.12
2009 PIT MLB 13 0 14.7 0 0 0 16 9 13 1 .267 99 9.8 5.5 0.6 8.0 40% .326 .292 1.70 4.22 11.05
2011 DUR AAA 16 7 58.0 3 2 1 46 19 48 9 .252 97 7.1 2.9 1.4 7.4 35% .233 .235 1.12 4.63 3.57
2012 TOL AAA 41 0 44.3 2 5 17 39 26 53 1 .251 98 7.9 5.3 0.2 10.8 44% .309 .261 1.47 2.95 4.06
2013 NYA MLB 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .281 95 18.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 50% .500 .379 4.00 7.08 9.00
2013 SWB AAA 24 23 136.7 10 7 0 135 41 97 15 .257 98 8.9 2.7 1.0 6.4 42% .287 .264 1.29 4.20 3.69
2014 REA AA 8 8 35.7 2 3 0 46 13 24 6 .257 105 11.6 3.3 1.5 6.1 35% .348 .312 1.65 5.54 5.55
2014 LEH AAA 8 8 42.7 2 5 0 41 20 29 5 .256 99 8.6 4.2 1.1 6.1 36% .277 .268 1.43 5.07 4.85

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 0.5446 0.4464 0.8000 0.6721 0.1765 0.8537 0.5556 0.2000
2009 277 0.5162 0.4585 0.7559 0.6434 0.2612 0.8043 0.6286 0.2441
2013 30 0.3000 0.5000 0.8667 0.7778 0.3810 1.0000 0.7500 0.1333
Career6430.5210.45410.78410.66470.22250.83920.59610.2159

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
2014-08-08 - 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.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3 2.9 0.4 17 8 53.5 44 15 36 6 .256 1.11 3.58 3.89 8.0 0.9
80o 2.6 2.7 0.3 15 7 47.4 42 15 32 6 .270 1.19 3.96 4.31 4.9 0.5
70o 2.3 2.5 0.3 14 7 43.1 40 14 29 5 .280 1.26 4.25 4.62 3.0 0.3
60o 2 2.4 0.3 12 6 39.5 38 13 26 5 .289 1.31 4.49 4.88 1.7 0.2
50o 1.8 2.3 0.2 11 5 36.2 37 13 24 5 .297 1.36 4.73 5.14 0.6 0.1
40o 1.6 2.1 0.2 10 5 33.0 35 12 22 5 .305 1.41 4.96 5.4 -0.3 -0.0
30o 1.4 2 0.2 9 4 29.7 32 11 20 4 .314 1.47 5.22 5.68 -1.1 -0.1
20o 1.2 1.8 0.2 8 4 25.9 30 10 17 4 .324 1.54 5.53 6.01 -1.8 -0.2
10o 0.9 1.5 0.1 7 3 20.8 25 9 14 3 .339 1.64 5.96 6.48 -2.3 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.82.20.211535.53512245.2951.354.705.10.70.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/24/2016 11:14 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.7 2.8 0.4 16 8 50.0 44 15 32 6 .249 1.19 3.89 4.05 4.7 0.5
80o 2.3 2.6 0.3 14 7 44.2 42 15 28 6 .263 1.28 4.26 4.44 2.3 0.2
70o 2.1 2.4 0.3 13 6 40.1 40 14 26 5 .273 1.35 4.54 4.74 0.7 0.1
60o 1.8 2.3 0.2 12 6 36.8 38 13 24 5 .282 1.41 4.78 4.99 -0.3 -0.0
50o 1.6 2.1 0.2 11 5 33.7 37 13 22 5 .290 1.46 5.00 5.23 -1.2 -0.1
40o 1.5 2 0.2 10 5 30.7 35 12 20 5 .298 1.52 5.23 5.48 -1.9 -0.2
30o 1.3 1.9 0.2 9 4 27.6 32 11 18 4 .306 1.59 5.48 5.74 -2.5 -0.3
20o 1.1 1.7 0.1 8 4 24.0 30 10 15 4 .317 1.66 5.78 6.06 -3.0 -0.3
10o 0.8 1.4 0.1 6 3 19.2 25 9 12 3 .331 1.78 6.20 6.51 -3.4 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.62.10.210533.03512215.2881.454.975.2-1.1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 18% 14% 11% 43%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2017388914822160167591082337.3041.424.995.519.43.36.11.3-0.5
201839671371712113144771737.3081.455.075.599.73.35.71.3-0.5
201940671401813013948831937.3051.435.055.579.63.35.71.3-0.5
202041671381812613446801837.3041.425.075.599.53.35.71.3-0.5
202142671361611712443741737.3041.435.105.639.63.35.71.3-0.5
202243561321510611439671637.3051.445.115.649.63.35.71.4-0.5
202344561331510911740681637.3051.445.105.639.63.35.61.3-0.5
202445561331510711539671637.3051.435.135.669.63.35.61.3-0.5
202546561321510511338651637.3051.445.145.679.73.35.61.4-0.5

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2017385512913949533671437.2991.364.855.359.13.26.41.3-0.2
20183923015750561732737.3201.474.965.4710.13.15.81.3-0.1
2019408915022165165561122337.2951.344.835.339.03.06.11.3-0.2
2020417914721154155571112437.2971.385.095.629.13.36.51.4-0.7
202243120842727919437.2991.355.005.529.13.06.41.4-0.1
2023441208428281019437.2991.375.015.539.13.36.21.3-0.1
2024451208427281019437.3011.395.105.639.23.36.31.3-0.1
2025461208427281019437.3041.415.185.719.33.36.31.3-0.2

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
0.4out of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.4

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.4out of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseballout of baseball0.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 69)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Chris Michalak 2008 0.00 DNP
2 86 Brandon Duckworth 2013 0.00 DNP
3 85 Giancarlo Alvarado 2015 0.00 DNP
4 84 Scott Elarton 2013 0.00 DNP
5 84 Hyang-Nam Choi 2008 0.00 DNP
6 84 Pat Mahomes 2008 0.00 DNP
7 82 Randy Keisler 2013 0.00 DNP
8 81 Eric Junge 2014 0.00 DNP
9 79 Cory Bailey 2008 0.00 DNP
10 78 Marty McLeary 2012 0.00 DNP
11 78 Shawn Estes 2010 0.00 DNP
12 76 Pete Walker 2006 7.20
13 75 Nelson Figueroa 2011 9.93
14 75 Jason Lane 2014 0.87
15 74 R.A. Dickey 2012 3.00
16 74 Kip Wells 2014 0.00 DNP
17 73 Frank Castillo 2006 0.00 DNP
18 73 Bryan Corey 2011 0.00 DNP
19 73 John Wasdin 2010 0.00 DNP
20 72 Carlos Reyes 2006 0.00 DNP
21 71 Masao Kida 2006 0.00 DNP
22 71 Vic Darensbourg 2008 0.00 DNP
23 69 Brian Sweeney 2011 0.00 DNP
24 68 Warren Spahn 1958 3.30
25 68 Joe Niekro 1982 2.63
26 68 Jim Palmer 1983 4.93
27 68 Ken Forsch 1984 2.20
28 68 Ed Lopat 1955 4.58
29 68 Buddy Carlyle 2015 5.62
30 68 John Halama 2009 0.00 DNP
31 67 Max Lanier 1953 8.61
32 67 Jimmy Key 1998 4.42
33 67 Vic Raschi 1956 0.00 DNP
34 67 Doug Davis 2013 0.00 DNP
35 67 Kenny Rogers 2002 4.27
36 67 Miguel Batista 2008 6.97
37 67 Willie Ramsdell 1953 0.00 DNP
38 67 Marty Pattin 1980 4.04
39 67 Terry Mulholland 2000 5.51
40 67 Donovan Osborne 2006 0.00 DNP
41 67 Larry Jackson 1968 3.18
42 66 Rick Sutcliffe 1993 6.07
43 66 Mike Cuellar 1974 3.54
44 66 Aaron Sele 2007 6.04
45 66 Tom Glavine 2003 4.61
46 66 Hank Aguirre 1968 2.02
47 66 Jim Perry 1973 4.26
48 66 Curt Simmons 1966 4.55
49 66 Paul Splittorff 1984 9.64
50 66 Greg Harris 1993 4.41
51 66 Tom Candiotti 1995 4.40
52 66 Mike Hampton 2010 0.00
53 66 Mark Langston 1998 6.20
54 66 Ken Johnson 1970 9.00
55 66 Todd Williams 2008 0.00 DNP
56 65 Jim Bibby 1982 0.00 DNP
57 65 Charlie Leibrandt 1994 0.00 DNP
58 65 Ben Weber 2007 0.00 DNP
59 65 Jerry Reuss 1986 6.93
60 65 Bryn Smith 1993 8.80
61 65 Doyle Alexander 1988 4.79
62 65 Orel Hershiser 1996 5.02
63 65 Jack Sanford 1966 4.25
64 65 Randy Wolf 2014 5.96
65 65 Steve Trachsel 2008 9.30
66 65 Tim Wakefield 2004 5.78
67 65 Mike MacDougal 2014 0.00 DNP
68 65 Jack Morris 1992 4.26
69 65 Phil Niekro 1976 3.86
70 65 Terry Leach 1991 3.74
71 65 Jason Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
72 65 John Tudor 1991 0.00 DNP
73 65 Geoff Zahn 1983 3.99
74 65 Mike Bielecki 1997 5.02
75 64 Bruce Hurst 1995 0.00 DNP
76 64 Bob Friend 1968 0.00 DNP
77 64 Tim Hudson 2013 4.11
78 64 Milt Wilcox 1987 0.00 DNP
79 64 Freddy Garcia 2014 0.00 DNP
80 64 Bob Lemon 1958 5.33
81 64 Rick Reuschel 1986 4.42
82 64 Bob Feller 1956 5.28
83 64 Jim Kaat 1976 3.76
84 63 Ryan Franklin 2010 3.46
85 63 Al Leiter 2003 4.13
86 63 Brian Shouse 2006 4.23
87 63 Mike Flanagan 1989 4.30
88 63 Joe Beimel 2014 2.40
89 63 Tim Belcher 1999 7.07
90 63 Allie Reynolds 1954 3.81
91 63 Dick Donovan 1965 5.96
92 63 Joe Dobson 1954 6.75
93 63 Mike Morgan 1997 5.06
94 63 Orlando Hernandez 2003 0.00 DNP
95 63 Luis Ayala 2015 0.00 DNP
96 63 Tom Seaver 1982 6.06
97 63 Jim Rooker 1980 3.50
98 63 Bruce Chen 2014 7.45
99 63 Al Downing 1978 0.00 DNP
100 63 Art Fowler 1960 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

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.
2004 The Angels' #1 pick in 2000 has been a disappointment. Bootcheck hasn't had a good strikeout rate since his pro debut in the Cal League, in part because he never added the velocity he was projected to. That makes him a guy who doesn't miss enough bats to be successful. His ERA at Salt Lake is deceptive; more than 20% of the runs he allowed were unearned, so he was actually pitching at a 5.30 RA level or so. He's blocked in Anaheim, anyway, and may need to become a Rule 5 pick or a six-year free agent to get his next chance.

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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 accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Hidden Complexities of Baseball's Unwritten RulesAdam Sobsey2012-08-22
BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First RoundSam Miller2012-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Even More Minor Moves, NLChristina Kahrl2009-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend RoundupJohn Perrotto2009-08-30
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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

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Chris Bootcheck threw 1,453 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 Slider (85mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely threw a Change (78mph).