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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.08 1.43 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date1-1-1986
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.22011
-0.02012
-0.42013
0.32014
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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
2011 CLE 25 9 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 4 6 5 0 4 6 6 1 11 4.09 2.97 3.66 1.6 0.2
2012 CLE 26 27 0 25.3 0.0 25.3 1 0 1 1 0 0 116 26 18 18 4 42 15 15 0 26 6.39 4.82 5.22 -0.3 -0.0
2013 CLE 27 36 0 31.3 0.0 31.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 133 24 21 19 4 40 21 20 0 30 5.46 4.83 5.57 -3.3 -0.4
2014 CLE 28 35 0 23.3 0.0 23.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 91 18 7 7 3 31 6 4 0 27 2.70 3.29 3.33 2.6 0.3
Career107091.00.091.03113003827252491111748451944.854.214.670.60.1

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
2007 LOW A- 10 10 24.3 3.69 115 .184 .259 .349 .376 .268 .250 95 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2008 GRN A 3 3 10.0 3.34 131 .186 .249 .314 .374 .246 .200 108 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2009 GRN A 10 10 25.0 3.31 127 .188 .255 .325 .364 .262 .236 104 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2009 LKC A 5 5 14.7 2.62 136 .159 .255 .325 .356 .270 .286 94 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2009 KIN A+ 2 2 5.3 5.04 94 .255 .272 .335 .398 .263 .357 106 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 KIN A+ 10 10 37.7 4.25 109 .239 .253 .322 .380 .248 .286 103 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2010 AKR AA 19 7 48.0 5.95 76 .261 .257 .333 .392 .255 .291 106 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 CLE MLB 9 0 11.0 3.66 121 .169 .261 .322 .403 .259 .167 103 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2011 AKR AA 12 0 22.7 3.40 113 .171 .254 .321 .379 .266 .246 85 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2011 COH AAA 34 0 48.3 4.36 108 .231 .262 .328 .397 .255 .282 106 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2012 CLE MLB 27 0 25.3 5.22 78 .295 .258 .321 .408 .264 .310 97 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 COH AAA 5 0 7.3 3.48 134 .138 .252 .327 .401 .253 .235 119 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2012 AGU Wnt 6 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 36 0 31.3 5.57 68 .256 .254 .317 .390 .261 .256 98 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2013 COH AAA 27 0 32.3 2.30 148 .215 .256 .327 .391 .256 .315 102 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2014 CLE MLB 35 0 23.3 3.33 122 .227 .243 .302 .376 .251 .273 103 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2014 COH AAA 23 0 28.7 5.51 86 .257 .268 .338 .403 .257 .333 107 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1

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
2007 LOW A- 0 1 0 10 10 24.3 14 8 33 1 60% .250 5.2 3.0 0.4 12.2 0.91 1.85 6.2 0.6
2008 GRN A 1 1 0 3 3 10.0 5 6 12 0 68% .200 4.5 5.4 0.0 10.8 1.10 0.00 3.1 0.3
2009 KIN A+ 0 0 0 2 2 5.3 5 5 6 0 79% .357 8.5 8.5 0.0 10.2 1.89 5.09 0.7 0.1
2009 GRN A 0 2 0 10 10 25.0 13 14 32 0 69% .236 4.7 5.0 0.0 11.5 1.08 2.52 6.9 0.7
2009 LKC A 0 1 0 5 5 14.7 8 5 21 0 57% .286 4.9 3.1 0.0 12.9 0.88 2.45 4.5 0.5
2010 KIN A+ 1 3 0 10 10 37.7 28 29 45 2 49% .286 6.7 6.9 0.5 10.7 1.51 2.39 6.3 0.6
2010 AKR AA 2 2 1 19 7 48.0 44 34 44 5 43% .291 8.2 6.4 0.9 8.2 1.62 4.50 0.7 0.1
2011 COH AAA 4 3 4 34 0 48.3 42 15 53 5 43% .282 7.8 2.8 0.9 9.9 1.18 3.35 6.4 0.6
2011 CLE MLB 1 0 0 9 0 11.0 4 6 11 0 33% .167 3.3 4.9 0.0 9.0 0.91 4.09 1.6 0.2
2011 AKR AA 2 1 0 12 0 22.7 14 7 24 0 40% .246 5.6 2.8 0.0 9.5 0.93 1.59 3.0 0.3
2012 CLE MLB 1 0 1 27 0 25.3 26 15 26 4 37% .310 9.2 5.3 1.4 9.2 1.62 6.39 -0.3 -0.0
2012 AGU Wnt 0 1 0 6 0 6.0 6 5 8 1 0% .357 9.0 7.5 1.5 12.0 1.83 9.00 0.0 0.0
2012 COH AAA 0 0 0 5 0 7.3 4 1 7 0 29% .235 4.9 1.2 0.0 8.6 0.68 0.00 1.5 0.2
2013 CLE MLB 0 1 0 36 0 31.3 24 21 30 4 40% .256 6.9 6.0 1.1 8.6 1.44 5.46 -3.3 -0.4
2013 COH AAA 2 3 7 27 0 32.3 24 17 46 1 41% .315 6.7 4.7 0.3 12.8 1.27 2.51 10.8 1.1
2014 COH AAA 3 4 1 23 0 28.7 26 12 41 5 43% .333 8.2 3.8 1.6 12.9 1.33 3.77 1.4 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 1 0 0 35 0 23.3 18 6 27 3 36% .273 6.9 2.3 1.2 10.4 1.03 2.70 2.6 0.3

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
2011 192 0.4948 0.4479 0.7674 0.6000 0.2990 0.8947 0.5172 0.2326
2012 463 0.5486 0.4449 0.7816 0.5709 0.2919 0.8276 0.6721 0.2184
2013 529 0.4820 0.4631 0.7714 0.6431 0.2956 0.8476 0.6173 0.2286
2014 345 0.4667 0.4870 0.7560 0.6584 0.3370 0.8396 0.6129 0.2440
Career15290.50030.46110.77050.61930.30420.84570.62030.2295

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-27 2014-08-30 DTD 3 3 - Back Soreness -
2012-07-07 2012-07-08 Minors 1 0 Left Forearm Surgery Fractured Radius Punching Object Then Placed on Disqualified List 2012-07-10 -
2010-07-05 2010-07-22 Minors 17 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-04-17 2008-09-01 Minors 137 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-06-15 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $
2013 CLE $492,100
2012 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$492,100
1 yrTotal$492,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 127 dJoe Urbon1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4921M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • Acquired in trade from Boston 7/31/09 (Victor Martinez deal).
  • Drafted 2007 (1s-55) (Washington). Signed 7/5/07, $0.5715M 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 0 0 0 0 0 65.1 48 30 65 6 .254 1.20 2.99 3.25 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 58.8 47 29 59 5 .269 1.29 3.41 3.71 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 54.4 46 28 54 5 .280 1.37 3.72 4.05 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 50.7 45 28 51 5 .289 1.43 3.99 4.34 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 47.4 44 27 47 5 .298 1.49 4.25 4.62 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 44.1 42 26 44 5 .306 1.56 4.51 4.9 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 40.7 41 25 41 5 .316 1.63 4.80 5.21 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 36.8 39 24 37 4 .327 1.71 5.14 5.58 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 31.6 36 22 32 4 .342 1.83 5.62 6.11 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000046.84326475.2951.484.214.580.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 33% 11% 19% 53%

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
20152931154057463062745.2721.333.704.027.24.79.71.10.6
20163021141043412546545.3101.534.494.888.65.29.61.00.0
20173121148051442754545.2901.393.814.147.84.89.50.90.5
20183221143046412446545.2941.424.044.398.14.79.11.00.3
20193321141044412344545.2981.474.154.528.54.79.11.00.2
20203421140043392144545.2931.403.924.268.24.49.21.00.3
20213521137040371940445.3001.414.024.378.44.39.10.90.3
20223621136039351840445.2991.373.894.238.14.29.30.90.3
20233721134036341737445.3001.403.954.308.44.29.21.00.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.642.62.61.11.211

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Dan Runzler 2013 0.00 DNP
2 88 Alex Hinshaw 2011 0.00 DNP
3 88 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
4 86 Dennis Sarfate 2009 5.87
5 85 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
6 83 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
7 83 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
8 83 Kevin Cameron 2008 8.10
9 82 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
10 82 Andrew Bailey 2012 7.04
11 82 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
12 82 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
13 81 Billy Sadler 2010 0.00 DNP
14 81 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
15 81 Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 0.00 DNP
16 81 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
17 80 Scott Maine 2013 0.00 DNP
18 80 Kam Mickolio 2012 0.00 DNP
19 80 Phil Coke 2011 5.30
20 80 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
21 80 Jon Link 2012 0.00 DNP
22 80 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
23 80 John Axford 2011 2.32
24 79 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
25 79 Roy Corcoran 2008 3.84
26 79 Frankie De La Cruz 2012 0.00 DNP
27 79 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
28 79 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
29 79 Clay Rapada 2009 5.40
30 79 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
31 79 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
32 79 Chad Qualls 2007 3.16
33 78 Jay Buente 2012 0.00 DNP
34 78 Mark Melancon 2013 1.90
35 78 Luis Perez 2013 5.40
36 78 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
37 78 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
38 78 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
39 78 Esmerling Vasquez 2012 5.68
40 78 Andrew Brown 2009 0.00 DNP
41 78 Shane Lindsay 2013 0.00 DNP
42 78 Anthony Varvaro 2013 3.07
43 77 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
44 77 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
45 77 Pedro Strop 2013 4.71
46 77 Evan Meek 2011 4.79
47 77 Freddy Dolsi 2011 0.00 DNP
48 77 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
49 77 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
50 77 Ryan Mattheus 2012 2.98
51 77 Erick Threets 2010 1.46
52 77 Ruddy Lugo 2008 0.00 DNP
53 77 Samuel Deduno 2012 4.56
54 77 Brandon Medders 2008 5.03
55 77 Rafael Martin 2012 0.00 DNP
56 77 Mitch Stetter 2009 3.80
57 77 David Purcey 2010 4.24
58 77 Donnie Veal 2013 4.91
59 77 Jailen Peguero 2009 0.00 DNP
60 76 Jose Capellan 2009 0.00 DNP
61 76 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
62 76 Matt Riley 2008 0.00 DNP
63 76 Tim Wood 2011 5.62
64 76 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
65 76 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
66 76 Kevin Barry 2007 22.50
67 76 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
68 76 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
69 76 Mike Fiers 2013 8.06
70 76 Jose Arredondo 2012 3.84
71 76 Renyel Pinto 2011 0.00 DNP
72 76 Jose Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
73 75 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
74 75 Mark Worrell 2011 36.00
75 75 Anthony Slama 2012 0.00 DNP
76 75 Blake Parker 2013 3.30
77 75 Jonny Venters 2013 0.00 DNP
78 75 Carlos Torres 2011 0.00 DNP
79 75 Kevin Whelan 2012 0.00 DNP
80 75 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
81 75 Sean Burnett 2011 3.81
82 75 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
83 75 Robert Coello 2013 3.71
84 75 Josh Outman 2013 4.50
85 75 Kurt Birkins 2009 0.00 DNP
86 75 Jeff Gray 2010 8.68
87 75 Neal Cotts 2008 4.54
88 75 Mike Benacka 2011 0.00 DNP
89 75 Steve Schmoll 2008 0.00 DNP
90 75 Vinnie Pestano 2013 4.58
91 75 Jeff Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
92 75 Juan Gutierrez 2012 0.00 DNP
93 75 Rich Rundles 2009 0.00
94 74 Kevin Jepsen 2013 5.25
95 74 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
96 74 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
97 74 Clint Everts 2013 0.00 DNP
98 74 Jim Hoey 2011 7.30
99 74 Shane Youman 2008 0.00 DNP
100 74 Dane De La Rosa 2011 9.82

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .202 .313 .328 .240
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .370 .414 .279
18 Split (Multi) -.051 -.057 -.085 -.038
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .211 .328 .351 .247
31 vs R (2013) .231 .359 .385 .259
38 Split (2013) -.020 -.031 -.034 -.012
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 Hagadone has a big, solid pitching frame and a power arm, boasting a 95-mph fastball with rise and an 83-mph, bat-missing slider. That's certainly the stuff to succeed, potentially as a late-inning reliever, but he needs to work on his command and approach. He tends to pitch up in the zone, even when he's ahead in the count, and throws pitches that batters can put a good swing on. There's nothing wrong with him mechanically, but doing a better job repeating those mechanics could help him out. He's not a great athlete, which could make that a bit difficult, but the upside is there. Hagadone is merely a work-in-progress at the moment.
2012 Three years removed from Tommy John surgery, the once promising Hagadone finally enjoyed success again in 2011. After he was as frivolous with walks in 2009-2010 as the people who leave out a bowl of candy on Halloween with a "Please take one" sign—batters took 'em by the handful—the physically-imposing southpaw not only regained average control but kept on going into "good" territory, Despite never fully regaining the velocity on his once plus-plus fastball, Hagadone has still managed to strike batters out as he climbs the ladder. With a 94-mph plus fastball, a plus slider with good tilt, and a show-me change-up, Hagadone has the tools to succeed at the major league level. As long as he can continue to improve his command, he could find himself pitching in Cleveland for the better part of 2012.
2011 Hagadone was coming off of Tommy John surgery when he headed to Cleveland in the Victor Martinez trade, but as a six-foot-five left-hander with upper-90s heat, Cleveland was willing to assume the risk. In his first full season after the procedure, his velocity went from plus-plus to merely plus, and his control completely disintegrated. Unfortunately, this is what happens when one assumes risk. He has the pure arm strength for a bright future, but 2010 was a major step in the wrong direction.
2010 A key part of the V-Mart trade, Hagadone missed most of the 2008 season with Tommy John surgery. In his 15 Sally League starts across both systems he impressed, showing both the good (a 93-98 mph fastball is unusual power for a lefty, plus he has good sinking movement) and the bad (control issues). A rare talent who has only given up one home run in 79 1/3 minor-league innings, Hagadone's health, lack of command, and the absence of a solid third pitch have some scouts already projecting him as a reliever, but that's one heck of a back-up plan, as we're talking about a guy with Billy Wagner's arsenal and about eight more inches of height to angle it from.
2009 A sandwich-round pick in '07, Nick Hagadone impressed in early camps and during spring training, but Tommy John surgery in April derailed his season. Prior to the injury, he had solid control and fantastic velocity for a left-hander, hitting the mid-90s. He may be able to return to the mound in High-A by May.
2008 The Red Sox had no first-round pick in last year's draft (the Dodgers got it as compensation for losing Julio Lugo). They used their first supplemental-round selection on Hagadone. In his professional debut, he gave up five runs in one inning, but was unscored upon after that, finishing the year with 23 consecutive scoreless innings stretched over nine games in which he gave up just eight hits and struck out 32. He's a huge lefthander who can get into the mid-90s at times and has a plus slider, so he could move quickly through the system as a reliever, but Boston wants to see how he develops as a starter first.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects at RP that you like (are there any)?
(McPaine from St. Paul)
There's rarely such a thing as a RP "prospect." The good pitching prospects generally start out in the rotation, and if they can't hack it, they move into the bullpen. That said, there are certainly some relievers in Triple-A that could prove valuable to an AL or NL-only team. Don't count on them for saves anytime soon, but they could provide good ratios. A few off the top of my head: Eduardo Sanchez was just recalled by St. Louis and has good stuff. Juan Abreu is interesting in Houston if he can improve his control. I like Zach Putnam for Colorado. Nick Hagadone's been up and down for Cleveland this year. Jose Ceda is out for 2012 (Tommy John) but is interesting next year, perhaps even getting in the saves mix at some point. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Indians, and to a lesser extent the Pirates, have a good chance to be divisional contenders next year as well?
(bigcity from NY)
Based on the divisions they're in: definitely. Indians still need another SP or two to take another step forward, but I like where they're at as a unit. Carlos Carrasco is a big key for me. He's turning into a very good SP. Plus as good as their bullpen is, Nick Hagadone's been good and Adam Miller's pitching again at AA which is a great story to root for (his Twitter avatar is a picture of the finger)

Pirates, I say 2013 could look really good. Cole, Tallion in the rotation: They have a system filled with mid-back of the rotation arms who could fill what they already have at the big league level. And you know what? I kinda like James McDonald. Not as an ace, but as a solid big league starter.

Cleveland's in a great spot because they'll be there right before KC's guys start to really make an impact, CHW is aging. Twins are, well, I respect the hell out of them because they just defy some logic and grind out every pitch. (Mike Ferrin)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can Nick Hagadone develop enough secondary stuff to be a solid starter, or is he destined to be a (potential) back-end reliever? I know he's been on severe pitch count limits because of UCL replacement, but I'm wary that all he is is hard stuff.
(buffum from Austin TX)
He does rely on a fastball/slider combo, but Cleveland is going to try to turn him into a starter first, knowing that a late-inning power lefty out of the pen is still in their back pocket. Guy really does have some monster stuff. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)BA was really bullish on Bosox prospect Nick Hagadone for next year, despite his TJ surgery this year. Have we really reached the point where a major injury/surgery like that can be viewed as just a set-back? It seems like TJ surgery has come a long way in a short time; are there any other procedures that look to make the same progress?
(Rob from Brighton)
I dont know much about Hagadone, but we just had Casey Weathers on the Top 11 BPR and he's coming off very recent TJ. It's predictable, so I think it doesn't hurt someone's stock as much as something unpredictable would. Other procedures are getting better and quicker across the board. Without getting political, the idea that the Obama administration is going to open up stem cell research could be the biggest change. I did an article for Popular Science recently and in talking about the future of sports medicine, damn near every answer started with 'stem cells.' (Will Carroll)


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Nick Hagadone has thrown 1,608 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (81mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).