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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date2-22-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.32010
1.02011
1.22012
1.12013
0.62014
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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
2009 MIN 26 24 9 84.0 52.7 31.3 5 2 0 0 4 0 359 84 37 34 7 118 31 30 3 53 3.64 4.18 4.37 13.7 1.4
2010 MIN 27 53 13 130.7 85.7 45.0 10 3 0 0 9 1 535 122 42 38 11 180 35 30 3 78 2.62 3.82 4.92 10.2 1.3
2011 MIN 28 32 28 161.7 156.3 5.3 9 14 0 0 14 2 711 193 102 94 21 312 52 49 1 115 5.23 4.31 4.85 10.8 1.0
2012 MIN 29 55 11 109.0 52.0 57.0 4 12 0 1 3 0 472 126 71 62 10 188 27 24 2 69 5.12 3.77 4.49 11.0 1.2
2013 MIN 30 73 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 6 2 1 4 0 0 268 68 28 27 4 97 22 18 2 56 3.98 3.27 3.13 10.5 1.1
2014 MIN 31 40 0 39.7 0.0 39.7 2 2 0 3 0 0 160 34 10 10 3 50 13 12 1 26 2.27 3.89 4.23 3.8 0.4
Career27761586.0346.7239.3363518303250562729026556945180163123974.073.954.5060.16.4

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 ELZ Rk 12 9 50.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BLT A 11 11 70.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 7 7 40.2 6.03 54 .280 .254 .327 .388 .261 .330 84 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2006 NBR AA 10 9 49.1 6.45 -12 .325 .261 .326 .378 .262 .273 61 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2007 NBR AA 9 9 50.7 3.81 122 .209 .250 .328 .373 .251 .285 106 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2007 ROC AAA 19 19 116.7 5.39 77 .241 .263 .335 .401 .260 .288 95 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2007 ust Wnt 2 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 ROC AAA 25 24 138.7 6.32 52 .262 .263 .334 .404 .266 .301 89 -16.1 -1.6 -16.1 -1.6
2009 MIN MLB 24 9 84.0 4.37 113 .245 .265 .329 .426 .258 .291 105 13.7 1.4 13.7 1.4
2009 ROC AAA 13 13 75.3 4.49 110 .246 .264 .332 .403 .250 .335 111 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2010 MIN MLB 53 13 130.7 4.92 100 .228 .264 .327 .411 .258 .272 110 10.4 1.1 10.2 1.3
2011 MIN MLB 32 28 161.7 4.85 95 .290 .261 .323 .413 .263 .330 104 10.7 1.1 10.8 1.0
2012 MIN MLB 55 11 109.0 4.49 103 .265 .255 .320 .411 .262 .319 105 11.2 1.2 11.0 1.2
2013 MIN MLB 73 0 61.0 3.13 127 .275 .254 .319 .401 .267 .348 100 10.5 1.1 10.5 1.1
2014 MIN MLB 40 0 39.7 4.23 108 .226 .257 .320 .392 .260 .265 109 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4

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 ELZ Rk 4 3 0 12 9 50.3 49 16 55 4 0% -.600 8.8 2.9 0.7 9.8 1.29 2.33 0.0 0.0
2006 NBR AA 1 2 0 10 9 49.1 51 18 30 6 62% .273 9.3 3.3 1.1 5.5 1.41 3.67 -5.6 -0.6
2006 FTM A+ 2 5 0 7 7 40.2 47 8 33 4 53% .330 10.5 1.8 0.9 7.4 1.37 4.25 -3.0 -0.3
2006 BLT A 2 3 0 11 11 70.0 68 14 55 3 0% .298 8.7 1.8 0.4 7.1 1.17 2.96 0.0 0.0
2007 ROC AAA 11 5 0 19 19 116.7 115 30 86 13 50% .288 8.9 2.3 1.0 6.6 1.24 3.24 -4.7 -0.5
2007 NBR AA 4 1 0 9 9 50.7 47 7 38 2 44% .285 8.3 1.2 0.4 6.7 1.07 2.66 10.8 1.1
2007 ust Wnt 0 0 0 2 1 6.0 6 0 3 0 0% .300 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0
2008 ROC AAA 5 11 0 25 24 138.7 150 34 77 16 50% .301 9.7 2.2 1.0 5.0 1.33 4.28 -16.1 -1.6
2009 ROC AAA 4 6 0 13 13 75.3 87 19 44 2 47% .335 10.4 2.3 0.2 5.3 1.41 4.66 9.1 0.9
2009 MIN MLB 5 2 0 24 9 84.0 84 31 53 7 47% .291 9.0 3.3 0.8 5.7 1.37 3.64 13.7 1.4
2010 MIN MLB 10 3 0 53 13 130.7 122 35 78 11 54% .272 8.4 2.4 0.8 5.4 1.20 2.62 10.2 1.3
2011 MIN MLB 9 14 0 32 28 161.7 193 52 115 21 45% .330 10.7 2.9 1.2 6.4 1.52 5.23 10.8 1.0
2012 MIN MLB 4 12 0 55 11 109.0 126 27 69 10 48% .319 10.4 2.2 0.8 5.7 1.40 5.12 11.0 1.2
2013 MIN MLB 6 2 1 73 0 61.0 68 22 56 4 43% .348 10.0 3.2 0.6 8.3 1.48 3.98 10.5 1.1
2014 MIN MLB 2 2 0 40 0 39.7 34 13 26 3 51% .265 7.7 2.9 0.7 5.9 1.18 2.27 3.8 0.4

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
2009 1316 0.4848 0.4810 0.8246 0.6411 0.3304 0.8924 0.7009 0.1754
2010 1865 0.5142 0.4611 0.8279 0.6121 0.3013 0.9131 0.6447 0.1709
2011 2653 0.5160 0.4640 0.8278 0.6362 0.2804 0.8863 0.6861 0.1714
2012 1694 0.5266 0.4829 0.8337 0.6357 0.3130 0.8995 0.6853 0.1663
2013 980 0.4990 0.4878 0.7803 0.6564 0.3198 0.8474 0.6433 0.2197
2014 620 0.5145 0.4742 0.8163 0.6614 0.2757 0.8720 0.6747 0.1803
Career91280.51120.47260.82260.63580.30180.890.67430.1767

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-21 2013-04-25 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-07-05 2012-07-15 DTD 10 6 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-09-04 2011-09-14 DTD 10 9 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-04-13 2010-04-16 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness GI -
2010-03-01 2010-03-01 Camp 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Batted Ball Off Heel -
2004-02-20 2004-05-30 Coll 100 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2004-03-31

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $2,000,000
2013 MIN $1,300,000
2012 MIN $515,000
2011 MIN $462,500
2010 MIN $417,500
2009 MIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,095,000
2011Current$2,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$5,095,000
6 yrTotal$5,095,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 104 dSelect Sports Group1 year/$2M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4625M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/20/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09. Recalled 7/3/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2005 (3-84) (Nebraska). $0.4M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .263 .303 .382 .245
11 vs R (Multi) .298 .358 .453 .288
18 Split (Multi) -.035 -.055 -.071 -.043
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .303 .344 .443 .280
31 vs R (2013) .263 .348 .364 .261
38 Split (2013) .041 -.005 .078 .018
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Twins' organizational phobia against strikeout pitchers?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
On the whole, it doesn't help them. But they do a very good job of making the most of what they do, so I can't fault them on that account. I like guys like Brian Duensing, or going back farther, Brad Radke, but they always live on the edge between success and getting pummeled. It's a tough way to make a long career. (Mike Fast)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)One last question and I know it may be early for this one... Any hitters or pitchers you like a breakout candidates next year?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hm, I like the look of Jerome Williams in a small sample this year. I think Fister and McCarthy may be the real deal, though they're not exactly breakout candidates any more. I like Brian Duensing coming into this season, and still do.

Dave Robertson and Kenley Jansen are two names that will surprise no one, but they could end up in bigger roles. In that vein, Greg Holland for the Royals, Vinnie Pestano for the Indians. And in the this-guys-stuff-intrigues-me-but-his-wildness-scares-me category, plus he has a cool name: Fautino de los Santos. (Mike Fast)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What numbers do you expect from Hosmer for the balance of the season? Does he move into elite 1B territory as soon as next year? Also, tell me anything worth hearing about my Twins.
(Patrick from DE)
The PECOTA projection was for .272/.326/.439, but PECOTA isn't told about his struggles with eyesight in 2009, so I expect better. I am hopeful for elite 1B territory at some point. Hmm, next year...as a Royals fan it's incredibly tempting to say yes. I'm not sure the evidence is there yet, though, if I try to be objective. I really want to say yes, though.

Something worth hearing about your Twins? Ouch. Let's see...Jeremy Greenhouse found Carl Pavano had the straightest fastball in the Hardball Times Annual last fall...no wait, that's probably not the kind of thing you wanted to hear.

How 'bout this: I really like Brian Duensing. He seems to be an under-the-radar guy who has decent stuff and good control. I like Scott Baker, too. (Mike Fast)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, so this Brian Duensing thing is just a mirage, right? It wasn't a great outing last night, but a tough enough matchup that I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
The ERA is definitely a mirage, but he had very low walk rates in the minors that allowed him to get away with the below-average whiff rate. As long as he has his control he's league average or a little better, but his ERA should be two runs higher than it is right now. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brian Duensing has thrown 9,061 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Change (86mph) and Curve (74mph).