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Portrait of Thomas Diamond

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 29 1 3 0 36 6.83 -0.2
Birth Date4-6-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
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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
2010 CHN 27 16 3 29.0 13.0 16.0 1 3 0 1 1 0 138 33 23 22 5 54 18 16 2 36 6.83 4.93 5.95 -2.1 -0.2
Career16329.013.016.013011013833232255418162366.834.935.95-2.1-0.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 CLN A 7 7 30.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SPO A- 5 3 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAK A+ 14 14 81.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FRI AA 14 14 69.0 4.79 83 .277 .273 .335 .423 .266 .241 82 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2006 FRI AA 27 27 129.0 4.61 76 .266 .264 .340 .405 .269 .314 74 20.4 2.2 20.4 2.2
2008 FRI AA 12 11 53.7 5.23 70 .309 .275 .349 .422 .281 .323 86 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2009 FRI AA 32 0 44.7 3.95 128 .263 .269 .345 .397 .250 .336 116 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2009 OKL AAA 6 1 11.0 5.33 63 .316 .268 .345 .416 .288 .314 81 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2009 MXC Wnt 3 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CHN MLB 16 3 29.0 5.95 62 .316 .263 .323 .409 .269 .368 98 -1.6 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2010 IOW AAA 21 21 108.3 4.41 110 .231 .268 .336 .414 .257 .266 98 21.5 2.1 18.8 1.7
2011 IOW AAA 14 5 44.7 7.79 66 .303 .293 .361 .466 .271 .378 108 2.5 0.2 1.6 0.1
2011 ROC AAA 7 5 24.0 7.32 36 .328 .259 .328 .404 .255 .377 92 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -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
2004 CLN A 1 0 0 7 7 30.7 18 8 42 1 0% .262 5.3 2.3 0.3 12.3 0.85 2.05 0.0 0.0
2004 SPO A- 0 2 1 5 3 15.3 13 5 26 0 0% .419 7.6 2.9 0.0 15.3 1.18 2.35 0.0 0.0
2005 FRI AA 5 4 0 14 14 69.0 66 38 68 8 43% .241 8.6 5.0 1.0 8.9 1.51 5.35 9.9 1.0
2005 BAK A+ 8 0 0 14 14 81.3 53 31 101 3 0% -.347 5.9 3.4 0.3 11.2 1.03 1.99 0.0 0.0
2006 FRI AA 12 5 0 27 27 129.0 104 78 145 14 36% .314 7.3 5.4 1.0 10.1 1.41 4.26 20.4 2.2
2008 FRI AA 3 3 0 12 11 53.7 54 37 47 3 37% .323 9.1 6.2 0.5 7.9 1.69 6.20 -2.3 -0.2
2009 MXC Wnt 2 0 0 3 3 14.0 8 3 15 1 0% .219 5.1 1.9 0.6 9.6 0.79 0.64 0.0 0.0
2009 FRI AA 1 3 1 32 0 44.7 43 37 50 3 39% .336 8.7 7.4 0.6 10.1 1.79 3.62 10.5 1.1
2009 OKL AAA 1 0 0 6 1 11.0 12 7 8 1 25% .314 9.8 5.7 0.8 6.5 1.73 6.55 -1.0 -0.1
2010 IOW AAA 5 4 0 21 21 108.3 86 46 104 9 34% .266 7.1 3.8 0.7 8.6 1.22 3.16 18.8 1.7
2010 CHN MLB 1 3 0 16 3 29.0 33 18 36 5 32% .368 10.2 5.6 1.6 11.2 1.76 6.83 -2.1 -0.2
2011 ROC AAA 0 4 0 7 5 24.0 32 15 27 6 33% .377 12.0 5.6 2.2 10.1 1.96 8.25 -4.9 -0.5
2011 IOW AAA 1 3 0 14 5 44.7 58 32 46 7 38% .378 11.7 6.4 1.4 9.3 2.01 8.66 1.6 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
2010 591 0.4805 0.4550 0.7836 0.6514 0.2704 0.8432 0.6506 0.2164
Career5910.48050.4550.78360.65140.27040.84320.65060.2164

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-02 2009-05-12 Minors 10 0 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2008-08-12 2008-09-16 Minors 35 0 Right Ankle Surgery Bone Spur 2008-09-13
2008-07-05 2008-07-05 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Bone Spur -
2008-07-01 2008-07-20 Minors 19 0 - Not Disclosed -
2008-04-17 2008-06-16 60-DL 60 56 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-20
2008-03-17 2008-04-05 Camp 19 4 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-20
2007-04-05 2007-09-07 Minors 155 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-20 -
2006-07-19 2006-07-31 Minors 12 0 Right Forearm Cramp -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 124 dLarry Reynolds2011

Details
  • 2011
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 8/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/09. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 9/4/09 after being DFA by Texas 9/1/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07
  • Drafted by Texas 2004 (1-10) (New Orleans). $2.025M 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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.8out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball00.30.8

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
2 82 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
3 81 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
4 81 Seth Etherton 2008 0.00 DNP
5 81 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
6 80 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
7 80 Chris Smith 2012 0.00 DNP
8 80 Matt Yourkin 2013 0.00 DNP
9 80 Kei Igawa 2011 0.00 DNP
10 80 Ed Yarnall 2007 0.00 DNP
11 79 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
12 79 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
13 79 Michael O'Connor 2012 0.00 DNP
14 79 Dirk Hayhurst 2012 0.00 DNP
15 78 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
16 78 Devern Hansack 2009 0.00 DNP
17 78 Tommy Hottovy 2013 0.00 DNP
18 78 Juan Perez 2010 0.00 DNP
19 78 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
20 78 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
21 77 Brandon Knight 2007 0.00 DNP
22 77 Wilkins Arias 2012 0.00 DNP
23 77 Casey Daigle 2012 0.00 DNP
24 77 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
25 77 Greg Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
26 77 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
27 76 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
28 76 Chuck James 2013 0.00 DNP
29 76 Chris Booker 2008 0.00 DNP
30 76 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
31 76 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
32 76 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
33 76 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
34 76 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
35 76 Aaron Rakers 2008 0.00 DNP
36 76 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
37 76 Fernando Cabrera 2013 0.00 DNP
38 76 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
39 76 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
40 76 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
41 76 Scott Cassidy 2007 0.00 DNP
42 75 Chris Rojas 2008 0.00 DNP
43 75 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
44 75 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
45 75 Jack Taschner 2009 5.52
46 75 Cedrick Bowers 2009 0.00 DNP
47 75 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
48 75 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
49 75 Matt Blank 2007 0.00 DNP
50 74 Ian Ostlund 2010 0.00 DNP
51 74 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
52 74 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
53 74 Chris Waters 2012 0.00 DNP
54 74 Tyler Walker 2007 1.26
55 74 Felix Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
56 74 Ryan Jensen 2007 0.00 DNP
57 74 Mike Burns 2010 0.00 DNP
58 74 Nate Field 2007 27.00
59 73 Scott Richmond 2011 0.00
60 73 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
61 73 Tim Hamulack 2008 0.00 DNP
62 73 Bret Prinz 2008 0.00 DNP
63 73 Nick Regilio 2010 0.00 DNP
64 73 Brandon Emanuel 2007 0.00 DNP
65 73 Jason Pearson 2007 0.00 DNP
66 73 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
67 72 Ryan Houston 2011 0.00 DNP
68 72 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
69 72 Oliver Perez 2013 3.91
70 72 Matt Kinney 2008 0.00 DNP
71 72 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
72 72 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
73 72 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
74 72 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
75 72 Kenny Baugh 2010 0.00 DNP
76 72 Mike Bacsik 2009 0.00 DNP
77 72 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
78 72 Joel Peralta 2007 4.00
79 72 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
80 72 Kris Wilson 2008 0.00 DNP
81 72 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
82 72 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
83 71 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
84 71 Winston Abreu 2008 0.00 DNP
85 71 David Elder 2007 0.00 DNP
86 71 Rob Bell 2008 0.00 DNP
87 71 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
88 71 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
89 71 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
90 71 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
91 70 Matt Zaleski 2013 0.00 DNP
92 70 Chris Bootcheck 2010 0.00 DNP
93 70 Blaine Neal 2009 0.00 DNP
94 70 Dan Giese 2008 4.36
95 70 Bruce Chen 2008 0.00 DNP
96 70 Roman Colon 2011 0.00 DNP
97 70 Runelvys Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
98 70 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
99 70 Nic Ungs 2011 0.00 DNP
100 70 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Old prospects don't have to die or fade away, nor do they have to wind up on a former first-rounders' season of Big Brother, regaling the world about what might have been. The missing third man of the Rangers' once-vaunted DVD trio joined John Danks and Edinson Volquez in The Show as the result of a salvage op inspired by assistant GM Randy Bush's suggestion that Diamond—his former ace at the University of New Orleans—might be a nice pickup. Having gotten here, Diamond will have to settle for utility pitcher work; since injuring his elbow and shoulder, his fastball has topped out around 90, and he has never come up with a reliable breaking pitch. His extreme fly ball-generating tendencies and lack of deception might make him suitable for pitching only in the biggest ballparks.
2009 Once the top pitching prospect in the system, Diamond has been passed up by younger and better players while also falling behind due to Tommy John surgery. In his return last summer, he got his low to mid-90s velocity back quickly, but like many in their first year after the procedure, his control went south. His lack of a solid breaking ball had many seeing him as a reliever down the road before the operation, and the time for that decision might come soon.
2008 The tenth overall pick in the 2004 draft, Thomas Diamond was lined up for a big-league debut at some point in 2007, but he missed the entire year following Tommy John surgery. He could be back at some point in 2008
2007 The `D` in `VD,` and even if was still `DVD,` with Blue-Ray and HD-DVD, plain ol` DVD might not cut it. In fact, the way Diamond`s development has slowed, VD might soon be down to just `V,` or, failing that, `Betamax.` A first-round draft pick in 2004, he can launch his fastball up to 97 MPH when he has to, although he`s usually in the 92 to 94 range. He`s got a good changeup as well, but he`s struggled to find a breaking ball, and the whispers about a move to the bullpen are getting louder. That might not be the end of the world; with his velocity, Diamond has definite closer possibilities. Note the high walk rate; that may be the result of being forced to throw a curve whether he has a feel for it or not; a move to the bullpen would obviate the need for the pitch and the walk rate would (theoretically) come down.
2006 A gigantic right-handed power pitcher, Diamond lacks the smooth control of Danks, but he makes up for it with an otherworldly strikeout rate. He attended the University of New Orleans and missed a start late in the season to check on his family after Hurricane Katrina. He`s a bit older than Danks, but given the nature of pitching injuries, it`s safer to take the slightly older player if you want to bet on who`s going to have a major league career.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: There's No Such Thing as a Catching ProspectBen Lindbergh2011-06-21
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
BP Unfiltered: Day Three in AZ, Cubs vs. SoxChristina Kahrl2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: C.J. WilsonMarc Normandin2010-10-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Starting PitchersBill Baer2010-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Rotation PromotionsBill Baer2010-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 18Kevin Goldstein2010-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Tiger of a New StripeJohn Perrotto2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessExpanded Horizons: Seeing RedTommy Bennett2010-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Winding Down the NLChristina Kahrl2009-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Pirates Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-12
UTK Wrap: Sound and Fury... and Progress?Will Carroll2008-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Doubling UpWill Carroll2008-06-02
UTK Wrap: Pitch Counts and Usage PatternsWill Carroll2008-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-06
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Future Shock: Minor League MiscellanyKevin Goldstein2007-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The 500 Home Run ClubJohn Perrotto2007-03-25
Under The Knife: Vegas, Baby, VegasWill Carroll2007-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Thomas Diamond threw 615 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Cutter (87mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).