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Portrait of Yoslan Herrera

Yoslan Herrera PAngels

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
32.3 5.94 1.70 15 1 1 1 -0.6
Birth Date4-28-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 27 days
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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 PIT 27 5 5 18.3 18.3 0.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 100 35 20 20 1 47 12 12 1 10 9.82 4.85 5.34 1.2 0.2
2014 ANA 33 20 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 77 22 5 5 0 29 9 6 0 13 2.70 3.22 3.11 2.8 0.3
Career25535.018.316.722011017757252517621181236.434.074.344.00.5

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
2002 PdR cub 6 1 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PdR cub 29 1 80.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PdR cub 23 13 94.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ALT AA 25 25 128.7 5.15 96 .266 .264 .337 .400 .259 .315 107 11.0 1.1 10.1 1.2
2008 PIT MLB 5 5 18.3 5.34 88 .348 .262 .323 .416 .259 .447 102 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.2
2008 ALT AA 21 21 114.3 5.44 86 .248 .259 .331 .396 .254 .287 102 2.4 0.2 3.1 0.5
2008 IND AAA 1 1 7.0 5.09 74 .232 .254 .327 .367 .249 .316 85 -0.6 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 ALT AA 23 15 97.7 4.59 93 .261 .256 .335 .381 .268 .305 97 6.4 0.7 6.3 0.7
2009 IND AAA 4 2 15.7 5.09 92 .219 .265 .330 .399 .247 .229 106 -0.7 -0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2009 MAG Wnt 2 2 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ROC AAA 6 6 26.7 6.20 66 .303 .267 .339 .425 .264 .330 98 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 ANA MLB 20 0 16.7 3.11 123 .292 .254 .316 .378 .263 .400 97 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2014 SLC AAA 41 0 50.0 4.72 113 .249 .279 .348 .431 .272 .322 106 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8

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
2002 PdR cub 0 0 0 6 1 17.3 29 8 8 1 0% .394 15.1 4.2 0.5 4.2 2.14 8.32 0.0 0.0
2003 PdR cub 7 2 4 29 1 80.3 92 23 50 2 0% .337 10.3 2.6 0.2 5.6 1.43 3.14 0.0 0.0
2004 PdR cub 5 3 1 23 13 94.0 96 27 49 7 0% .286 9.2 2.6 0.7 4.7 1.31 3.45 0.0 0.0
2007 ALT AA 6 9 0 25 25 128.7 151 38 70 11 45% .315 10.6 2.7 0.8 4.9 1.47 4.69 10.1 1.2
2008 IND AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 7 1 6 1 45% .316 9.0 1.3 1.3 7.7 1.14 2.57 -1.2 -0.1
2008 ALT AA 6 9 0 21 21 114.3 114 36 69 9 50% .287 9.0 2.8 0.7 5.4 1.31 3.46 3.1 0.5
2008 PIT MLB 1 1 0 5 5 18.3 35 12 10 1 49% .447 17.2 5.9 0.5 4.9 2.56 9.82 1.2 0.2
2009 IND AAA 1 1 0 4 2 15.7 12 7 7 1 45% .229 6.9 4.0 0.6 4.0 1.21 2.29 -0.6 -0.0
2009 MAG Wnt 0 0 0 2 2 6.7 8 3 4 1 0% .350 10.7 4.0 1.3 5.4 1.64 6.72 0.0 0.0
2009 ALT AA 11 1 0 23 15 97.7 98 33 65 5 48% .305 9.0 3.0 0.5 6.0 1.34 3.22 6.3 0.7
2010 ROC AAA 0 3 0 6 6 26.7 33 15 14 3 41% .330 11.1 5.1 1.0 4.7 1.80 6.07 -1.2 -0.1
2014 ANA MLB 1 1 0 20 0 16.7 22 9 13 0 51% .400 11.9 4.9 0.0 7.0 1.86 2.70 2.8 0.3
2014 SLC AAA 4 4 5 41 0 50.0 51 16 47 3 53% .322 9.2 2.9 0.5 8.5 1.34 2.52 7.9 0.8

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 358 0.4358 0.4274 0.8366 0.6282 0.2723 0.9184 0.6909 0.1634
2014 303 0.5050 0.4653 0.8298 0.6144 0.3133 0.9255 0.6383 0.1702
Career6610.46750.44480.83350.62190.29110.92170.66680.1665

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-31 2014-06-10 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2009-06-20 2009-07-05 Minors 15 0 Low Back Strain -
2008-08-09 2008-08-17 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2010 MIN $
2009 MIN $
2008 PIT $
2007 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 24 dJaime Torres1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Angels 4/13/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 5/3/14. Contract selected by LA Angels 8/26/14.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 5/8/10.
  • 3 years/$1.92M (2007-09). Signed by Pittsburgh 11/06 as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic). $0.75M signing bonus, 07:$0.38M, 08:$0.39M, 09:$0.4M. Performance bonuses ($1.2M as starter, $0.5M as a reliever). Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/24/08. Released by Pittsburgh 10/30/09.

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 %
3% 5% 4% 5% 9%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Brian Cooper 2008 0.00 DNP
2 90 Jon Leicester 2012 0.00 DNP
3 88 Dan Reichert 2010 0.00 DNP
4 86 Will Glen 2011 0.00 DNP
5 85 Jim Parque 2008 0.00 DNP
6 84 Jeff Harris 2008 0.00 DNP
7 84 Michael Tejera 2010 0.00 DNP
8 84 Walter Silva 2010 0.00 DNP
9 83 Chris George 2013 0.00 DNP
10 82 Gary Knotts 2010 0.00 DNP
11 81 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
12 81 Randy Keisler 2009 0.00 DNP
13 81 Nelson Figueroa 2007 0.00 DNP
14 80 Yadel Marti 2013 0.00 DNP
15 80 Pete Munro 2008 0.00 DNP
16 80 Brian Mazone 2010 0.00 DNP
17 79 Eric DuBose 2009 0.00 DNP
18 78 Britt Reames 2007 0.00 DNP
19 77 Brian Sweeney 2007 0.00 DNP
20 77 Nate Bland 2008 0.00 DNP
21 76 R.A. Dickey 2008 5.21
22 76 Jim Crowell 2007 0.00 DNP
23 75 Tim Corcoran 2011 0.00 DNP
24 75 Justin Lehr 2011 0.00 DNP
25 75 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
26 75 Horacio Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
27 75 Brandon Duckworth 2009 0.00 DNP
28 74 Giancarlo Alvarado 2011 0.00 DNP
29 73 Kyle Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
30 73 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
31 73 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
32 72 Stephen Randolph 2007 12.82
33 72 Vladimir Nunez 2008 3.86
34 72 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
35 72 Chris Jakubauskas 2012 0.00 DNP
36 71 Ken Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
37 71 Wade Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
38 71 Tim Redding 2011 0.00 DNP
39 70 Tomo Ohka 2009 5.96
40 70 Scott Richmond 2013 0.00 DNP
41 70 Brandon Puffer 2009 0.00 DNP
42 69 Andy Van Hekken 2013 0.00 DNP
43 69 Victor Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
44 69 Nick Bierbrodt 2011 0.00 DNP
45 69 Jason Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
46 69 Josh Towers 2010 0.00 DNP
47 68 Nate Bump 2010 0.00 DNP
48 68 Lindsay Gulin 2010 0.00 DNP
49 68 Ike Delock 1963 5.05
50 68 Raul Valdes 2011 3.00
51 68 Rick Mahler 1987 5.35
52 68 Jose Santiago 2008 0.00 DNP
53 68 Seth Etherton 2010 0.00 DNP
54 68 Geremi Gonzalez 2008 0.00 DNP
55 68 Chien-Ming Wang 2013 8.00
56 68 Ken Holcombe 1952 6.02
57 68 Dave Eiland 2000 7.57
58 68 Rick Rhoden 1986 2.91
59 68 Roger Craig 1963 4.46
60 68 Woodie Fryman 1973 5.57
61 68 Ruben Gomez 1961 0.00 DNP
62 68 Elmer Dessens 2004 5.23
63 68 Mike Flanagan 1985 5.13
64 68 Dick Ruthven 1984 5.33
65 67 Paul Minner 1957 0.00 DNP
66 67 Jack Billingham 1976 4.88
67 67 Jaime Navarro 2000 12.15
68 67 Jim Colborn 1979 0.00 DNP
69 67 Frank Castillo 2002 5.57
70 67 Mike McCormick 1972 0.00 DNP
71 67 Pat Hentgen 2002 8.18
72 67 Dave Mlicki 2001 6.50
73 67 John Halama 2005 6.23
74 67 Dave McNally 1976 0.00 DNP
75 67 Bob Porterfield 1957 4.89
76 67 Shane Rawley 1989 5.52
77 67 Max Surkont 1955 5.65
78 67 Ken Holtzman 1979 5.35
79 67 Bobby Witt 1997 5.08
80 67 Scott McGregor 1987 7.28
81 67 Dwight Gooden 1998 3.96
82 67 Vida Blue 1983 6.54
83 67 Geoff Zahn 1979 3.94
84 67 Mike Smithson 1988 6.04
85 67 Ed Figueroa 1982 0.00 DNP
86 67 Johnny Sain 1951 4.83
87 67 Casey Fossum 2011 0.00 DNP
88 67 Adam Eaton 2011 0.00 DNP
89 67 Ray Herbert 1963 3.45
90 67 Victor Zambrano 2009 0.00 DNP
91 67 Rolando Arrojo 2002 5.20
92 67 Claude Osteen 1973 3.69
93 67 Darren Oliver 2004 6.19
94 67 Glenn Abbott 1984 7.98
95 67 Jim Barr 1981 0.00 DNP
96 67 Paul Byrd 2004 4.49
97 67 Chris Hammond 1999 0.00 DNP
98 67 Jorge Sosa 2011 0.00 DNP
99 67 Eric Show 1989 4.99
100 67 Al Jackson 1969 7.04

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 The Pirates dropped Yoslan Herrera from the 40-man last season less than two years after giving him a three-year, $1.92 million contract following his defection from Cuba; there's a good chance he will never see the major leagues again.
2008 Once pioneers in procuring talent from Latin America, the Pirates have an abysmal record of signing players from that part of the world in recent years. Thus, they were quite proud when they signed Herrera, a Cuban defector, to a three-year, $1.92 million major league contract in January 2006. Not so fast-Herrera hadn't pitched competitively since 2004, and it showed as he struggled to get his fastball above the mid 80s at Double-A last season and then lost confidence in the pitch, throwing almost exclusively curveballs. To this point, he looks like a colossal bust.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Please Send StartersDaniel Rathman2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarR.J. Anderson2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Moran and a Wolf Walk Into a BarCraig Goldstein2014-04-16
The BP Wayback Machine: Cuban ImportsJohn Perrotto2012-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The 10,000 Arms of Dr. T.Christina Kahrl2010-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Alexei RamirezMarc Normandin2008-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Alexei RamirezEric Seidman2008-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The New CrewJohn Perrotto2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Your 2010 PiratesBryan Smith2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Yoslan Herrera has thrown 669 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Change (86mph) and Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph). He also rarely throws a Slider (83mph).