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Arnold Leon PAthletics

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
110.7 4.27 1.37 77 6 5 1 0.2
Birth Date9-6-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age26 years, 1 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
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2013
0.22014
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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

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
2006 SLT mex 4 0 3.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SLT mex 35 0 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 30 0 28.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 3 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 STO A+ 20 0 28.3 3.53 127 .228 .274 .342 .411 .274 .308 96 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2008 SLT mex 13 0 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MID AA 33 7 74.3 3.80 135 .218 .263 .339 .386 .248 .301 128 21.1 2.2 21.1 2.2
2009 CUL Wnt 13 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MID AA 3 0 4.3 8.73 3 .341 .251 .327 .393 .261 .294 100 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2011 ATH Rk 5 5 6.3 3.26 137 .233 .298 .364 .446 .277 .429 97 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2012 STO A+ 12 0 15.3 2.48 152 .334 .267 .335 .410 .273 .556 94 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2012 MID AA 10 0 15.7 2.64 143 .218 .256 .321 .393 .263 .395 102 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2012 SAC AAA 22 0 35.7 4.18 112 .227 .273 .339 .413 .263 .239 91 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2012 CUL Wnt 12 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MID AA 13 13 72.7 5.06 96 .266 .254 .315 .386 .258 .324 113 6.2 0.7 6.2 0.7
2013 SAC AAA 12 11 71.3 3.93 115 .256 .276 .345 .417 .267 .333 97 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
2013 MEX int 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SAC AAA 27 27 145.0 4.58 95 .287 .282 .349 .440 .275 .357 88 12.7 1.3 13.0 1.2

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
2006 SLT mex 0 0 0 4 0 3.2 2 2 2 0 0% .200 5.6 5.6 0.0 5.6 1.25 2.81 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 1.7 2 1 2 1 0% .250 10.6 5.3 5.3 10.6 1.76 5.29 0.0 0.0
2007 SLT mex 3 0 1 35 0 41.7 31 24 38 2 0% .266 6.7 5.2 0.4 8.2 1.32 1.94 0.0 0.0
2008 STO A+ 0 0 2 20 0 28.3 25 9 28 1 46% .308 8.0 2.9 0.3 8.9 1.20 2.86 6.6 0.7
2008 SLT mex 2 1 0 13 0 14.7 12 2 21 0 0% .353 7.3 1.2 0.0 12.9 0.95 4.29 0.0 0.0
2009 MID AA 2 3 1 33 7 74.3 71 28 63 3 48% .301 8.6 3.4 0.4 7.6 1.33 3.51 21.1 2.2
2009 CUL Wnt 0 0 0 13 0 16.0 23 5 13 1 0% .367 12.9 2.8 0.6 7.3 1.75 7.31 0.0 0.0
2010 MID AA 0 0 0 3 0 4.3 6 3 1 1 50% .294 12.6 6.3 2.1 2.1 2.09 6.28 -1.9 -0.2
2011 ATH Rk 0 1 0 5 5 6.3 6 4 8 0 64% .429 8.5 5.7 0.0 11.4 1.58 8.53 2.9 0.3
2012 MID AA 1 0 1 10 0 15.7 17 3 18 0 53% .395 9.8 1.7 0.0 10.3 1.28 2.30 4.5 0.5
2012 STO A+ 0 1 0 12 0 15.3 26 5 25 1 43% .556 15.3 2.9 0.6 14.7 2.02 5.28 6.7 0.7
2012 SAC AAA 3 0 0 22 0 35.7 26 15 31 4 52% .239 6.6 3.8 1.0 7.8 1.15 1.77 4.3 0.4
2012 CUL Wnt 1 0 0 12 0 11.3 7 5 16 1 0% .273 5.6 4.0 0.8 12.7 1.06 0.79 0.0 0.0
2013 MEX int 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 2 0 0 0 0% 1.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
2013 SAC AAA 5 3 0 12 11 71.3 81 13 49 4 49% .333 10.2 1.6 0.5 6.2 1.32 4.42 12.3 1.3
2013 MID AA 4 5 0 13 13 72.7 87 11 48 9 49% .324 10.8 1.4 1.1 5.9 1.35 3.84 6.2 0.7
2014 SAC AAA 10 7 0 27 27 145.0 170 51 128 12 43% .357 10.6 3.2 0.7 7.9 1.52 4.97 13.0 1.2

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-16 2013-05-02 Minors 16 0 Right Fingers Blister -
2011-04-05 2011-09-05 Minors 153 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-26
2010-04-17 2010-09-19 Minors 155 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-26
2009-06-20 2009-08-07 Minors 48 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2009-05-18 2009-06-17 Minors 30 0 Right Elbow Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12. Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • Contract purchased by Oakland from Saltillo of Mexican League 11/21/07.

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 7 5.4 1.3 45 17 130.2 114 34 91 12 .262 1.14 3.21 3.49 20.0 2.0
80o 6.5 5.4 1.2 43 16 123.3 116 34 86 12 .275 1.22 3.57 3.88 13.1 1.3
70o 6.1 5.3 1.1 41 16 118.4 117 34 83 12 .284 1.28 3.83 4.17 8.5 0.9
60o 5.8 5.3 1.1 40 15 114.3 117 35 80 12 .292 1.33 4.06 4.42 4.9 0.5
50o 5.5 5.3 1 38 14 110.5 117 35 77 12 .300 1.38 4.28 4.65 1.8 0.2
40o 5.2 5.2 1 37 14 106.8 118 35 74 12 .307 1.43 4.50 4.89 -1.1 -0.1
30o 4.8 5.2 0.9 36 13 102.9 118 35 72 12 .315 1.48 4.73 5.15 -4.1 -0.4
20o 4.5 5.1 0.8 34 13 98.4 118 35 69 12 .325 1.55 5.02 5.45 -7.1 -0.7
10o 4 5.1 0.7 32 12 92.3 117 35 64 12 .338 1.65 5.41 5.88 -10.8 -1.1
Weighted Mean5.55.213814110.3116347712.2981.374.254.622.20.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 20% 0% 22% 27%

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
201526551381311511933801547.2911.334.224.599.32.66.31.20.3
201627541361210911332821347.2991.334.064.429.42.76.81.10.5
201728551381311612233801347.2981.344.074.439.52.66.21.00.6
2018294413010939726661047.2991.334.044.399.42.56.41.00.5
20193043126981842460947.3001.344.124.479.42.76.71.00.4
20203143126980832255947.2941.323.984.329.42.56.21.00.5
20213233124874772052847.2951.303.934.279.32.46.31.00.5
20223333123869721847847.2951.313.974.329.42.46.21.00.4
20233433121765681745847.2941.303.984.339.42.36.21.10.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.62.41.20.41.72.79.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Matt Packer 2013 0.00 DNP
2 88 Chris Rusin 2012 6.67
3 88 Brian Duensing 2008 0.00 DNP
4 88 Jorge Reyes 2013 0.00 DNP
5 87 Carlos Hernandez 2012 0.00 DNP
6 87 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
7 87 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
8 86 Nick Hill 2010 0.00 DNP
9 86 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
10 86 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
11 86 Simon Castro 2013 2.70
12 86 James Simmons 2012 0.00 DNP
13 86 Jay Voss 2012 0.00 DNP
14 86 Amalio Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
15 85 Rudy Owens 2013 0.00 DNP
16 85 Jesus Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
17 85 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
18 85 Michael Cisco 2012 0.00 DNP
19 85 Justin De Fratus 2013 4.24
20 85 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
21 85 Andrew Carraway 2012 0.00 DNP
22 85 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
23 84 Jason Berken 2009 6.92
24 84 J.J. Hoover 2013 3.00
25 84 Graham Stoneburner 2013 0.00 DNP
26 84 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
27 84 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
28 84 Xavier Cedeno 2012 4.35
29 84 Jeff Manship 2010 6.21
30 84 Mitch Talbot 2009 0.00 DNP
31 84 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60
32 84 Jack Egbert 2008 0.00 DNP
33 84 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
34 84 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
35 84 Josh Lindblom 2012 3.93
36 84 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
37 84 Lucas Luetge 2012 4.43
38 84 Phil Irwin 2012 0.00 DNP
39 84 Blake Treinen 2013 0.00 DNP
40 84 Tommy Milone 2012 4.26
41 83 Jesse Chavez 2009 4.54
42 83 Zachary Ward 2009 0.00 DNP
43 83 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
44 83 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
45 83 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
46 83 Josh Geer 2008 2.67
47 83 David Phelps 2012 3.43
48 83 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
49 83 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
50 83 Robert Ray 2009 5.55
51 83 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
52 83 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
53 83 Adam Mills 2010 0.00 DNP
54 83 Heath Rollins 2010 0.00 DNP
55 83 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
56 83 Miguel Gonzalez 2009 0.00 DNP
57 83 Stephen Fife 2012 2.70
58 83 Daniel Moskos 2011 4.44
59 83 Matt Buschmann 2009 0.00 DNP
60 82 Lance Lynn 2012 3.89
61 82 Dan Jennings 2012 2.84
62 82 Cesar Ramos 2009 3.07
63 82 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
64 82 Justin Cassel 2010 0.00 DNP
65 82 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
66 82 Andrew Taylor 2012 11.57
67 82 Shaeffer Hall 2013 0.00 DNP
68 82 Kris Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
69 82 Miguel Socolovich 2012 6.06
70 82 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
71 82 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
72 82 Adam Warren 2013 3.39
73 82 Carlos Rosa 2010 4.50
74 82 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
75 82 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
76 82 Doug Mathis 2008 8.06
77 82 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
78 82 Scott Diamond 2012 3.95
79 82 David Hale 2013 0.82
80 82 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
81 82 Graham Godfrey 2010 0.00 DNP
82 82 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
83 81 Ryan Webb 2011 3.55
84 81 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
85 81 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
86 81 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
87 81 Erik Stiller 2010 0.00 DNP
88 81 Kyle Mura 2010 0.00 DNP
89 81 Justin Jones 2010 0.00 DNP
90 81 Kyle Heckathorn 2013 0.00 DNP
91 81 Beau Jones 2012 0.00 DNP
92 81 Nick Greenwood 2013 0.00 DNP
93 81 Trevor Bell 2012 0.00 DNP
94 81 Josh Stinson 2013 3.71
95 81 Lucas Harrell 2010 6.75
96 81 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
97 81 Chris Heston 2013 0.00 DNP
98 81 Paolo Espino 2012 0.00 DNP
99 81 Craig Italiano 2012 0.00 DNP
100 81 Anthony Vasquez 2012 0.00 DNP

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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 Arnold Leon was a hidden gem from the Mexican League before the prospect's career was derailed in 2010 by Tommy John surgery, and his first full season back on the mound was a triumph that finished just one step away from the majors.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: August 31Kevin Goldstein2009-08-31


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Arnold Leon threw 9 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in The World Baseball Classic. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change (81mph).