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Francisley Bueno PRoyals

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 4.26 1.34 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date3-5-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.22012
0.12013
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
2008 ATL 27 1 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 2 2 1 8 1 1 0 1 7.71 9.11 9.88 -1.3 -0.1
2012 KCA 31 18 0 17.3 0.0 17.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 69 16 4 3 0 19 2 1 1 7 1.56 2.76 3.85 2.1 0.2
2013 KCA 32 7 0 8.3 0.0 8.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 4 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 5 0.00 2.60 3.98 0.6 0.1
2014 KCA 33 30 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 142 36 16 15 3 56 7 5 1 20 4.18 3.87 4.66 1.1 0.1
Career56060.30.060.32101002556122204881282332.983.584.582.60.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2001 Ind cub 29 3 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 Ind cub 20 11 70.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Ind cub 11 11 57.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .249 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 Ind cub 16 16 97.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MIS AA 17 14 80.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MIS AA 22 19 112.7 4.81 84 .277 .259 .330 .390 .263 .330 91 2.0 0.2 4.5 0.4
2007 GWN AAA 3 3 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 9 7 34.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .216 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 2 2 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 1 0 2.3 9.88 -18 .385 .290 .361 .447 .273 .400 97 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2008 GWN AAA 19 14 84.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 GWN AAA 33 5 54.7 4.41 105 .215 .268 .331 .412 .250 .269 106 5.6 0.5 7.2 0.8
2009 MAY Wnt 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MCD mex 9 8 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 EST Wnt 2 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 LIC Wnt 11 7 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .211 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 18 0 17.3 3.85 116 .195 .252 .315 .382 .253 .271 103 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 OMA AAA 35 0 55.7 5.14 101 .229 .273 .338 .425 .267 .253 100 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2012 LIC Wnt 2 2 6.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 KCA MLB 7 0 8.3 3.98 108 .167 .267 .332 .412 .278 .167 100 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 OMA AAA 36 1 67.7 4.54 106 .243 .271 .339 .414 .270 .296 98 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
2014 KCA MLB 30 0 32.3 4.66 92 .278 .252 .314 .395 .260 .297 104 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2014 OMA AAA 9 3 14.7 6.27 68 .272 .275 .340 .440 .273 .325 95 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2

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
2001 Ind cub 6 5 2 29 3 58.0 67 20 40 4 0% .330 10.4 3.1 0.6 6.2 1.50 4.81 0.0 0.0
2002 Ind cub 1 6 0 20 11 70.7 81 28 43 1 0% .329 10.3 3.6 0.1 5.5 1.54 4.46 0.0 0.0
2003 Ind cub 5 2 0 11 11 57.7 45 29 31 1 0% .249 7.0 4.5 0.2 4.8 1.28 2.96 0.0 0.0
2004 Ind cub 9 3 0 16 16 97.7 85 24 63 9 0% .262 7.8 2.2 0.8 5.8 1.12 2.12 0.0 0.0
2006 MIS AA 1 7 0 17 14 80.2 77 19 84 10 0% .305 8.6 2.1 1.1 9.4 1.20 3.59 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 1 0 0 2 2 10.3 8 3 3 2 0% .176 7.0 2.6 1.7 2.6 1.07 2.62 0.0 0.0
2007 MIS AA 4 6 0 22 19 112.7 132 26 77 8 45% .330 10.5 2.1 0.6 6.1 1.40 3.67 4.5 0.4
2007 GWN AAA 1 0 0 3 3 19.3 19 3 19 3 0% .286 8.9 1.4 1.4 8.9 1.14 2.80 0.0 0.0
2008 GWN AAA 2 6 0 19 14 84.3 100 29 59 8 0% .333 10.7 3.1 0.9 6.3 1.53 5.23 0.0 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.3 5 1 1 1 9% .400 19.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 2.57 7.71 -1.3 -0.1
2009 GWN AAA 4 1 1 33 5 54.7 47 21 33 1 45% .269 7.7 3.5 0.2 5.4 1.24 3.13 7.2 0.8
2009 MAY Wnt 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 6 5 8 1 0% .227 6.8 5.6 1.1 9.0 1.38 3.38 0.0 0.0
2010 EST Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 2.3 4 0 3 0 0% .500 15.7 0.0 0.0 11.7 1.74 3.91 0.0 0.0
2010 MCD mex 4 2 0 9 8 43.3 51 11 37 3 0% .358 10.6 2.3 0.6 7.7 1.43 4.36 0.0 0.0
2011 LIC Wnt 4 2 0 11 7 42.7 28 11 28 1 0% .211 5.9 2.3 0.2 5.9 0.91 1.90 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 1 1 0 18 0 17.3 16 2 7 0 59% .271 8.3 1.0 0.0 3.6 1.04 1.56 2.1 0.2
2012 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 2 2 6.3 4 2 5 1 0% .176 5.7 2.8 1.4 7.1 0.95 2.84 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 1 4 6 35 0 55.7 43 15 54 5 50% .253 7.0 2.4 0.8 8.7 1.04 2.75 4.3 0.4
2013 OMA AAA 3 3 1 36 1 67.7 64 24 56 5 47% .296 8.5 3.2 0.7 7.4 1.30 2.66 5.5 0.6
2013 KCA MLB 1 0 0 7 0 8.3 4 2 5 0 58% .167 4.3 2.2 0.0 5.4 0.72 0.00 0.6 0.1
2014 KCA MLB 0 0 0 30 0 32.3 36 7 20 3 46% .297 10.0 1.9 0.8 5.6 1.33 4.18 1.1 0.1
2014 OMA AAA 0 2 0 9 3 14.7 14 4 17 1 56% .325 8.6 2.5 0.6 10.4 1.23 5.52 2.4 0.2

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 52 0.4615 0.4038 0.8571 0.5833 0.2500 0.9286 0.7143 0.1429
2012 213 0.6056 0.4883 0.8942 0.6434 0.2500 0.9277 0.7619 0.1058
2013 95 0.5263 0.4632 0.7727 0.7400 0.1556 0.8378 0.4286 0.2273
2014 477 0.5136 0.4906 0.8120 0.6571 0.3147 0.9006 0.6164 0.1838
Career8370.53520.48150.83130.65840.27620.90210.63820.1663

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-07 2014-06-01 15-DL 55 50 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2013-02-24 2013-02-25 Camp 1 0 - Wrist Contusion Batted Ball - -
2009-08-07 2009-08-22 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-21 2009-07-24 Minors 33 0 Right Trunk Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2006-08-16 2006-09-04 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-06-18 2006-06-29 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-29 2006-06-04 Minors 36 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $504,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$504,500
1 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 111 dKinzer Sports1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14.
  • 1 year/$492,650 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/13. DFA by Kansas City 6/25/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/5/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 8/8/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/23/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed for 2011 with Monterrey of Mexican Summer League.
  • 1 year (2010). Released by Atlanta 4/10. Signed for 2010 with Hanwha of Korea.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/14/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Atlanta 8/3/08.
  • Signed by Atlanta 2/16/06 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic).

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 0 0 0 0 0 41.6 34 11 27 3 .245 1.06 2.97 3.23 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 35.4 31 10 23 3 .261 1.15 3.34 3.63 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 31.1 29 9 20 3 .271 1.22 3.61 3.93 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 27.6 27 8 18 3 .281 1.28 3.85 4.19 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 24.3 25 8 16 2 .290 1.34 4.08 4.43 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 21.1 22 7 14 2 .298 1.39 4.30 4.68 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 17.8 20 6 12 2 .308 1.46 4.55 4.95 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 14.1 16 5 9 2 .319 1.54 4.85 5.27 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 9.1 11 4 6 1 .334 1.65 5.27 5.73 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000023.5247152.2871.324.044.390.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 12% 5% 11% 17%

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
20153421049052541634544.2951.354.244.619.32.85.90.90.2
20163521149052511636644.2821.303.954.308.92.86.31.00.4
20173621045048491532544.2911.334.174.549.22.86.00.90.2
20183721043046471430544.2911.334.144.509.22.75.91.00.2
20193821041044461429544.2951.374.324.699.52.96.01.00.1
20203921041044461429544.2921.374.244.619.52.96.01.00.2
20214021042045471429544.2911.374.274.649.52.85.81.00.2
20224121041043451427544.2911.374.344.719.42.95.71.00.1
20234221038040431325544.2911.394.394.779.62.95.61.10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.81.91.30.60.60.65.2

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1 88 Bobby Korecky 2013 0.00 DNP
2 85 Mike Koplove 2010 0.00 DNP
3 83 Willie Eyre 2012 0.00 DNP
4 81 Lee Gardner 2008 10.80
5 80 Erasmo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
6 80 Randy Choate 2009 3.47
7 78 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
8 78 Scott Munter 2013 0.00 DNP
9 76 Vinnie Chulk 2012 10.00
10 76 Brian Gordon 2012 0.00 DNP
11 75 Jon Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
12 75 Josh Kinney 2012 3.94
13 75 Javier Lopez 2011 2.89
14 74 Doug Slaten 2013 0.00 DNP
15 74 Dan Giese 2010 0.00 DNP
16 74 Kane Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
17 73 Roman Colon 2013 0.00 DNP
18 73 Clay Hensley 2013 0.00 DNP
19 72 Chad Paronto 2009 12.15
20 72 Saul Rivera 2011 0.00 DNP
21 72 Brad Thomas 2011 9.82
22 71 Nate Bump 2010 0.00 DNP
23 71 Dan Kolb 2008 0.00 DNP
24 71 Micah Bowie 2008 9.00
25 71 Shane Loux 2013 0.00 DNP
26 71 Bryan Corey 2007 1.93
27 71 Geoff Geary 2010 0.00 DNP
28 70 Matt Belisle 2013 4.56
29 70 Matt Palmer 2012 9.00
30 69 Mark Watson 2007 0.00 DNP
31 69 Willy Lebron 2012 0.00 DNP
32 68 Clay Condrey 2009 3.64
33 68 Jose Santiago 2008 0.00 DNP
34 68 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
35 68 D.J. Carrasco 2010 4.48
36 68 Matt Lindstrom 2013 3.41
37 68 Matt Wise 2009 0.00 DNP
38 68 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
39 68 Scott Downs 2009 3.47
40 68 Mark DiFelice 2010 0.00 DNP
41 68 Alberto Castillo 2009 3.75
42 67 Damian Moss 2010 0.00 DNP
43 67 Jose Mesa 1999 5.50
44 67 Jeff Shaw 2000 4.55
45 67 Lindsay Gulin 2010 0.00 DNP
46 67 Bob Howry 2007 3.43
47 67 Braden Looper 2008 4.57
48 66 Andy Van Hekken 2013 0.00 DNP
49 66 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
50 66 Matt Guerrier 2012 3.86
51 66 Brandon Lyon 2013 5.24
52 66 Justin Lehr 2011 0.00 DNP
53 66 Chris Sampson 2011 0.00 DNP
54 66 Tim Burke 1992 5.61
55 66 Ramon Hernandez 1974 2.88
56 66 Jim Mecir 2003 6.08
57 66 Eric Stults 2013 4.24
58 66 Will Cunnane 2007 0.00 DNP
59 66 Danys Baez 2011 7.00
60 66 Cedrick Bowers 2011 0.00 DNP
61 66 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
62 66 Jason Grilli 2010 0.00 DNP
63 66 Dave Smith 1988 4.08
64 65 Scott Strickland 2009 0.00 DNP
65 65 Bob Wickman 2002 5.77
66 65 Joe Beimel 2010 3.60
67 65 Ray King 2007 4.76
68 65 Kent Tekulve 1980 3.87
69 65 Chad Durbin 2011 5.93
70 65 Sean Green 2012 0.00 DNP
71 65 Mike Venafro 2007 0.00 DNP
72 65 Rich Hill 2013 6.98
73 65 Jason Frasor 2011 3.90
74 65 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
75 65 Jeremy Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
76 65 Mike Timlin 1999 4.29
77 65 Mike MacDougal 2010 7.23
78 65 Greg Aquino 2011 0.00 DNP
79 64 Hoyt Wilhelm 1956 4.77
80 64 Hideki Okajima 2009 3.39
81 64 Sparky Lyle 1978 3.71
82 64 Mariano Rivera 2003 1.91
83 64 J.C. Romero 2009 3.24
84 64 Mike Marshall 1976 4.35
85 64 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
86 64 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
87 64 Jim Brosnan 1963 3.24
88 64 Brian Sweeney 2007 0.00 DNP
89 64 Kevin Gregg 2011 5.28
90 63 Ryota Igarashi 2012 18.00
91 63 Scott Schoeneweis 2007 5.49
92 63 Hank Aguirre 1964 4.23
93 63 Justin Duchscherer 2011 0.00 DNP
94 63 Jesus Colome 2011 0.00 DNP
95 63 Brad Ziegler 2013 2.47
96 63 Heath Bell 2011 2.87
97 63 Brandon Knight 2009 0.00 DNP
98 63 Scot Shields 2009 7.13
99 62 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
100 62 Ryan Dempster 2010 4.60

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .212 .236 .273 .192
11 vs R (Multi) .185 .248 .206 .179
18 Split (Multi) .027 -.012 .066 .013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .143 .143 .214 .155
31 vs R (2013) .143 .250 .143 .184
38 Split (2013) .000 -.107 .071 -.029
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Bueno features five pitches, but his fastball barely tops 90 mph. Showcasing the variety in his repertoire, he busts the slider in toward left-handed hitters and favors his change against righties. Nevertheless, he’s another reliever who has difficulty missing bats. The Royals tried to use him in what you would think would be a favorable platoon split, but his lack of deception seemed to negate his potential LOOGY status. He was better against hitters from the right side.
2009 Soft-tossing lefty starter Francisley Bueno defected from Cuba just before Escobar did in the summer of 2004, but doesn’t have the stuff to remain teammates with him stateside.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. RoyalsSam Miller2014-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free PassR.J. Anderson2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Francisley Bueno has thrown 1,060 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph), Curve (79mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (85mph).