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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
37.0 4.63 1.29 26 2 2 0 0.0
Birth Date1-16-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.22010
-0.22011
-0.02012
2013
0.02014
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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 CIN 25 7 7 40.7 40.7 0.0 2 4 0 0 2 0 170 43 22 22 9 81 8 7 3 28 4.87 5.37 5.78 -0.4 -0.1
2010 CIN 26 7 2 20.7 11.7 9.0 2 2 0 1 1 0 86 20 7 7 2 29 5 4 1 13 3.05 3.98 3.94 2.5 0.2
2011 CIN 27 8 2 18.7 1.7 17.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 96 36 21 19 7 66 4 4 1 13 9.16 7.28 6.92 -2.6 -0.2
2012 MIN 28 9 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 52 17 10 10 2 33 1 1 1 5 8.18 5.05 5.13 -0.1 -0.0
Career311191.054.037.059013040411660582020918166595.745.415.57-0.6-0.0

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 BAT A- 8 8 37.0 5.89 67 .260 .253 .327 .355 .254 .348 93 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2006 LWD A 27 27 168.1 3.56 109 .230 .250 .326 .371 .262 .274 87 29.6 3.1 29.6 3.1
2007 CHT AA 4 4 28.0 3.55 122 .185 .259 .331 .380 .263 .228 100 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.6
2007 REA AA 21 21 125.7 4.60 109 .243 .258 .330 .389 .254 .286 110 17.8 1.8 19.3 1.7
2007 LOU AAA 3 3 17.0 5.21 89 .191 .246 .320 .371 .244 .229 101 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.1
2008 LOU AAA 25 25 140.3 5.31 76 .257 .263 .331 .404 .264 .304 90 -4.6 -0.4 -5.0 -0.7
2008 RDS Rk 1 0 5.7 2.01 146 .025 .252 .305 .318 .239 .111 83 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 CIN MLB 7 7 40.7 5.78 71 .291 .262 .327 .408 .259 .279 99 -1.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
2009 CAR AA 1 1 7.0 5.35 70 .161 .216 .294 .304 .229 .125 94 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 LOU AAA 22 22 143.0 4.12 117 .229 .258 .319 .388 .243 .311 110 22.0 2.1 24.5 2.2
2010 CIN MLB 7 2 20.7 3.94 106 .241 .250 .310 .397 .263 .277 96 1.9 0.2 2.5 0.2
2010 LOU AAA 24 23 134.7 4.31 108 .234 .264 .331 .408 .253 .300 99 15.1 1.4 14.6 1.4
2011 CIN MLB 8 2 18.7 6.92 40 .409 .253 .318 .404 .262 .408 103 -2.7 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2
2011 LOU AAA 14 13 81.3 4.99 87 .224 .262 .326 .400 .252 .279 91 -1.7 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3
2011 RED Rk 1 1 2.0 2.48 155 .218 .295 .356 .447 .294 .333 102 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2012 MIN MLB 9 0 11.0 5.13 88 .354 .259 .325 .424 .268 .349 104 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 ROC AAA 8 6 24.0 6.85 46 .382 .261 .326 .392 .251 .423 96 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 LOW A- 5 0 6.3 3.12 126 .146 .256 .325 .347 .259 .222 105 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 PME AA 10 0 14.0 3.62 122 .299 .250 .319 .371 .258 .354 101 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 LOU AAA 2 2 6.7 7.24 61 .471 .270 .340 .422 .261 .622 111 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -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
2005 BAT A- 2 1 0 8 8 37.0 38 15 36 2 34% .348 9.2 3.6 0.5 8.8 1.43 3.89 0.4 0.0
2006 LWD A 16 9 0 27 27 168.1 120 73 180 5 46% .274 6.4 3.9 0.3 9.6 1.15 2.03 29.6 3.1
2007 REA AA 9 7 0 21 21 125.7 117 45 115 13 44% .286 8.4 3.2 0.9 8.2 1.29 3.94 19.3 1.7
2007 LOU AAA 2 1 0 3 3 17.0 10 6 23 2 46% .229 5.3 3.2 1.1 12.2 0.94 3.18 1.0 0.1
2007 CHT AA 2 2 0 4 4 28.0 17 3 39 4 39% .228 5.5 1.0 1.3 12.5 0.71 2.57 5.3 0.6
2008 LOU AAA 11 5 0 25 25 140.3 143 39 132 18 42% .304 9.2 2.5 1.2 8.5 1.30 4.68 -5.0 -0.7
2008 RDS Rk 1 0 0 1 0 5.7 1 0 9 0 67% .111 1.6 0.0 0.0 14.2 0.18 0.00 1.7 0.2
2009 LOU AAA 9 9 0 22 22 143.0 143 24 125 11 43% .311 9.0 1.5 0.7 7.9 1.17 3.08 24.5 2.2
2009 CIN MLB 2 4 0 7 7 40.7 43 8 28 9 37% .279 9.5 1.8 2.0 6.2 1.25 4.87 -0.4 -0.1
2009 CAR AA 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 3 2 5 1 65% .125 3.9 2.6 1.3 6.4 0.71 1.29 -0.4 -0.0
2010 LOU AAA 10 7 0 24 23 134.7 132 28 104 9 46% .300 8.8 1.9 0.6 6.9 1.19 3.34 14.6 1.4
2010 CIN MLB 2 2 0 7 2 20.7 20 5 13 2 37% .277 8.7 2.2 0.9 5.7 1.21 3.05 2.5 0.2
2011 LOU AAA 7 1 0 14 13 81.3 77 11 51 8 49% .279 8.5 1.2 0.9 5.6 1.08 2.99 -0.8 -0.3
2011 CIN MLB 0 3 0 8 2 18.7 36 4 13 7 38% .408 17.4 1.9 3.4 6.3 2.14 9.16 -2.6 -0.2
2011 RED Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 50% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 1.0 0.1
2012 MIN MLB 1 0 0 9 0 11.0 17 1 5 2 42% .349 13.9 0.8 1.6 4.1 1.64 8.18 -0.1 -0.0
2012 ROC AAA 0 4 0 8 6 24.0 46 7 16 5 41% .423 17.2 2.6 1.9 6.0 2.21 9.38 -1.7 -0.2
2013 LOW A- 0 0 1 5 0 6.3 4 0 4 0 67% .222 5.7 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.63 0.00 0.9 0.1
2013 PME AA 1 1 1 10 0 14.0 18 2 8 1 31% .354 11.6 1.3 0.6 5.1 1.43 5.14 2.5 0.3
2014 LOU AAA 0 2 0 2 2 6.7 25 0 3 2 44% .622 33.8 0.0 2.7 4.0 3.75 16.20 -1.2 -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
2009 645 0.5225 0.4574 0.8271 0.6469 0.2500 0.9037 0.6104 0.1695
2010 303 0.5149 0.5017 0.8487 0.6859 0.3061 0.9065 0.7111 0.1513
2011 362 0.5055 0.4765 0.8314 0.6557 0.2905 0.8917 0.6923 0.1686
2012 147 0.6122 0.5646 0.8193 0.6778 0.3860 0.9180 0.5455 0.1807
Career14570.52570.48220.83190.66030.28550.90270.64510.1666

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-22 - Minors - - Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-07-17 -
2011-05-24 2011-08-17 60-DL 85 74 Left Trunk Fracture Rib From Sneeze -
2010-04-22 2010-04-30 Minors 8 0 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-09-26 2009-10-04 DTD 8 7 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-09-09 2009-09-17 DTD 8 8 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2008-07-18 2008-08-08 Minors 21 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 MIN $482,500
2011 CIN $415,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$897,500
2 yrTotal$897,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 55 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/23/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 6/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. DFA by Minnesota 5/10/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/12/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11. Claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Cincinnati 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 2/21/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 12/5/07.
  • Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Philadelphia 7/30/07 (Kyle Lohse deal).
  • Drafted 2005 (3-97) (Mississippi). $0.4M 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 2.7 2.5 0.1 14 7 49.8 48 10 33 5 .275 1.17 3.86 4.19 5.4 0.5
80o 2.3 2.3 0.1 12 7 44.2 46 10 29 5 .289 1.25 4.26 4.63 2.6 0.3
70o 2 2.2 0 11 6 40.3 44 9 26 5 .299 1.31 4.56 4.95 0.9 0.1
60o 1.8 2.1 0 10 5 37.1 42 9 24 5 .307 1.37 4.81 5.23 -0.2 -0.0
50o 1.6 2 0 9 5 34.1 40 8 22 4 .315 1.42 5.06 5.5 -1.2 -0.1
40o 1.4 1.9 0 9 5 31.2 38 8 20 4 .323 1.47 5.30 5.76 -1.9 -0.2
30o 1.3 1.8 0 8 4 28.2 36 7 18 4 .332 1.53 5.57 6.06 -2.6 -0.3
20o 1.1 1.6 0 7 4 24.7 33 7 16 4 .342 1.60 5.89 6.4 -3.1 -0.3
10o 0.8 1.4 0 6 3 20.1 28 6 13 3 .356 1.70 6.35 6.9 -3.4 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.6209533.5398224.3141.415.025.46-1.0-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 18% 4% 13% 25%

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
201531780391914917236991943.3121.404.865.2810.42.26.01.1-0.3
201632780391914917333981843.3141.384.815.2310.42.05.91.1-0.2
201733770391914917331971943.3131.374.805.2210.51.95.91.2-0.2
201834670361813715929901743.3131.374.785.2010.41.95.91.1-0.1
201935660331612714627831643.3121.374.735.1410.41.95.91.1-0.1
202036560311511913725771543.3111.364.725.1310.41.95.81.1-0.0
202137550291410912524701343.3111.364.725.1310.32.05.81.1-0.0
202238550271310311822641343.3101.364.745.1610.31.95.61.1-0.1
20233945025129511021591243.3101.374.765.1710.42.05.61.1-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.52.202.6out of baseball0.36.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Kei Igawa 2010 0.00 DNP
2 86 Michael O'Connor 2011 2.70
3 83 Jerome Williams 2012 4.77
4 83 J.D. Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
5 82 Seth Etherton 2007 0.00 DNP
6 82 Mike Gosling 2011 0.00 DNP
7 81 Kyle Denney 2008 0.00 DNP
8 81 Alfredo Simon 2011 5.37
9 81 Mike Bacsik 2008 0.00 DNP
10 81 Jack Egbert 2013 0.00 DNP
11 80 Eric Stults 2010 0.00 DNP
12 80 Ryan Ketchner 2012 0.00 DNP
13 80 Chris Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
14 80 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
15 80 Fernando Nieve 2013 0.00 DNP
16 79 Josh Geer 2013 0.00 DNP
17 79 Daniel Davidson 2011 0.00 DNP
18 78 Andrew Baldwin 2013 0.00 DNP
19 78 Matt Yourkin 2012 0.00 DNP
20 78 Kurt Birkins 2011 0.00 DNP
21 78 Andy Van Hekken 2010 0.00 DNP
22 78 Heath Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
23 78 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
24 78 J.R. Mathes 2012 0.00 DNP
25 77 Eric Cyr 2009 0.00 DNP
26 77 Matt Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
27 77 Daniel McCutchen 2013 0.00 DNP
28 77 Jim Paduch 2013 0.00 DNP
29 77 Zach Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
30 77 Mario Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
31 77 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
32 76 Kris Wilson 2007 0.00 DNP
33 76 Buddy Carlyle 2008 3.73
34 76 Josh Towers 2007 6.14
35 76 Tom Shearn 2008 0.00 DNP
36 75 Joshua Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
37 75 Casey Daigle 2011 0.00 DNP
38 75 Brian Baker 2013 0.00 DNP
39 74 T.J. Beam 2011 0.00 DNP
40 74 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
41 74 Sam Narron 2012 0.00 DNP
42 74 Matt Fox 2013 0.00 DNP
43 74 Luis Munoz 2012 0.00 DNP
44 73 Chad Durbin 2008 3.39
45 73 Steve Bray 2011 0.00 DNP
46 73 Ricardo Rodriguez 2008 0.00 DNP
47 73 Heath Totten 2009 0.00 DNP
48 73 Victor Santos 2007 5.97
49 73 Sun-Woo Kim 2008 0.00 DNP
50 73 Brad Thomas 2008 0.00 DNP
51 73 Mike Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
52 73 Brent Leach 2013 0.00 DNP
53 73 Henry Bonilla 2009 0.00 DNP
54 73 Ryohei Tanaka 2013 0.00 DNP
55 73 Corey Hamman 2010 0.00 DNP
56 73 Gustavo Chacin 2011 0.00 DNP
57 73 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
58 73 Doug Mathis 2013 0.00 DNP
59 73 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
60 72 Chad Reineke 2012 0.00 DNP
61 72 Jason Hirsh 2012 0.00 DNP
62 72 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
63 72 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
64 72 Anastacio Martinez 2009 0.00 DNP
65 72 John Koronka 2011 0.00 DNP
66 72 Kyle Snyder 2008 21.60
67 72 Matt Kinney 2007 0.00 DNP
68 72 Eric Hacker 2013 0.00 DNP
69 72 Steven Jackson 2012 0.00 DNP
70 71 Jason Stanford 2007 5.13
71 71 Jerome Gamble 2010 0.00 DNP
72 71 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
73 71 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
74 71 Les Walrond 2007 0.00 DNP
75 71 Zack Segovia 2013 0.00 DNP
76 71 Joe Horgan 2007 0.00 DNP
77 71 Tommy Hottovy 2012 2.89
78 71 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
79 71 Jason Bergmann 2012 0.00 DNP
80 71 Jorge De Paula 2009 0.00 DNP
81 71 Mitch Wylie 2007 0.00 DNP
82 71 Kenny Baugh 2009 0.00 DNP
83 71 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
84 71 Scott Richmond 2010 0.00 DNP
85 71 Jack Taschner 2008 5.06
86 70 Jarrett Grube 2012 0.00 DNP
87 70 Joe Martinez 2013 1.80
88 70 Matt White 2008 0.00 DNP
89 70 Josh Muecke 2012 0.00 DNP
90 70 Adalberto Mendez 2012 0.00 DNP
91 70 Devern Hansack 2008 6.75
92 70 Justin Reid 2007 0.00 DNP
93 70 Travis Blackley 2013 4.83
94 70 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
95 70 Kevin Walker 2007 0.00 DNP
96 70 Pedro Viola 2013 0.00 DNP
97 70 Orlando Roman 2009 0.00 DNP
98 70 Raul Valdes 2008 0.00 DNP
99 70 Cha Seung Baek 2010 0.00 DNP
100 70 Bobby Cramer 2010 3.04

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SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Matt Maloney was knocked all over the Twin Cities, then all over Rochester, and then it turned out he was pitching with a bum elbow; after Tommy John surgery, he might still get a shot at the back end of somebody’s rotation.
2012 Matt Maloney's attempts to move beyond the Quad-A label weren't helped by losing three and a half months to a sneeze-induced rib fracture. Moving to a bigger yard than Great American Ball Park can't hurt his chances to carve out a bullpen role.
2011 Control is the name of Maloney’s game; although his slow changeups and sliders possessed the power to mystify minor-league mashers, he doesn’t appear to have the stuff to punch out big-league batters, who salivate at the sight of his mid-to-high-80s heaters and even more belated breaking balls. If anything, the strapping lefty could stand to slow his supplementary pitches even further, since he employs relatively little velocity separation for a finesse type who relies on changing speeds. As befits a player with the profile of a less gifted Glen Perkins, Maloney’s approach would play better in a more spacious park, but until he finds somewhere more fly-ball-friendly to call home, he’ll have to minimize the damage by forcing any batters intent on reaching base to hit their way on.
2010 Make LeCure bigger, left-handed, and exchange some velocity for near-pinpoint control, and you get something like Matt Maloney, who was drafted by the Phillies a round earlier in 2005 and acquired by the Reds for Kyle Lohse in 2007. Maloney gave up six home runs in three major-league starts in June of last year, and two more in his first start back in late August, but otherwise pitched well and finished the year with three solid September outings, allowing just one homer and walking only one man in 17 innings. Maloney could excel as a mid-rotation arm for a team that plays in a pitchers’ park, but as a Red, he’ll have to work to avoid being victimized by the Gap.
2009 Maloney's peripheral numbers continue to impress, even if his stuff doesn't. When people think about finesse pitchers, it's typically ground-ball guys that come to mind—think Tommy John. But Maloney isn't that kind of pitcher; he throws strikes, but primarily in the upper half of the zone, so batters hit balls off of him into the air. That gives rise to worries about what will happen when it's major leaguers popping flies off of him and Great American Ballpark trying to hold those flies in.
2008 Acquired from the Phillies for Kyle Lohse at the trading deadline, Maloney could pay some quick dividends for the Reds, although the payments won't be huge. Maloney's one of those classic finesse left-handers who only throws in the upper 80s, but pounds the strike zone with it, setting up hitters for his changeup and slider. While that's not the most exciting style in the world, Maloney is exceedingly good at it and will likely get his chance at some point in 2008.
2007 Like Happ, Maloney is a big lefty who doesn`t have the fastball you`d expect from a pitcher his size, and instead has to rely on a mix of pitches led by a good changeup. In the Sally League, that was overwhelming--he nearly won the pitching Triple Crown for the league, losing the ERA title on the final weekend when another pitcher made the innings threshhold. His ERA title would have been tainted anyway, since a whopping 30 percent of his runs allowed were unearned, nearly twice the league and team average. As with Happ, there are worries about how Maloney can improve as he moves up given his style and assortment.

BP Articles

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Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in HistoryBen Lindbergh2013-01-18
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
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Transaction Analysis Blog: Option Day Craziness Part TwoR.J. Anderson2011-11-01
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerCorey Dawkins2011-05-30
Collateral Damage: A Wing and a PrayerBen Lindbergh2011-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: A Scalpel Full of PoseyBen Lindbergh2011-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: A Scalpel Full of PoseyCorey Dawkins2011-05-27
Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: Spy vs. SpyEmma Span2011-04-28
Transaction Analysis Blog: A's Acquire PurceyR.J. Anderson2011-04-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and BucsChristina Kahrl2010-09-24
On the Beat: Playing from BehindJohn Perrotto2010-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Returns and DeparturesJay Jaffe2010-07-22
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Prospectus Q&A: Terry ReynoldsDavid Laurila2010-01-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Twins just acquired Matt Maloney from the Reds. Does that qualify as big? Seems that fans of both teams would like their GMs to rock the boat a bit this offseason.
(RMR from Chicago)
I like Maloney, but no, not big. And yes, both teams need help that won't be forthcoming. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Homer Bailey, Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Aroldis Chapman. That's 9 guys for 5 rotation spots in Cincinnati. How can Jocketty best capitalize on that depth?
(RMR from Chicago)
A few of the brighter bulbs 'round these parts (where there isn't much call for cheddar, by the way)have made a few suggestions. IIRC, SG recommended they trade Volquez, while CK opted for shipping out Maloney, I think. Me, I'd find out what sort of a market there is for Mike Leake -- maybe he's already at his peak trade value. It's really, really hard to predict trades that actually get made, because you almost always look like you're way over- or under-valuing someone in retrospect. That being said, sitting on all that pitching is like sitting on a pot of gold, and Jocketty is sure to be a very popular man next week. (Ken Funck)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Reds' AAA affiliate could beat the Pirates in a 7 game series? They're trotting out a lineup of Dave Sappelt, Chris Valaika, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Juan Francisco, Danny Dorn, and Devin Mesoraco, with Sam LeCure, Matt Maloney, Aaron Harang, and Aroldis Chapman among their pitchers.
(Joe from Cincy)
I was going to rip you and talk about how massive the different is between Triple-A and the big leagues is, but they might have a chance. I'll still favor the Pirates though. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Matt Maloney threw 1,488 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), Cutter (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (82mph).