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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
39.0 2.69 1.08 42 2 1 3 0.9
Birth Date8-30-1982
Height6' 7"
Weight225 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.62010
1.82011
1.52012
0.22013
0.72014
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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
2006 CHN 23 24 24 125.7 125.7 0.0 6 9 0 0 9 0 563 132 85 78 20 217 59 56 7 77 5.59 5.53 6.39 -5.8 -0.5
2007 CHN 24 21 19 103.3 100.0 3.3 7 8 0 0 10 0 446 107 52 45 13 170 35 32 1 67 3.92 4.56 4.98 9.3 0.8
2008 CHN 25 34 7 65.3 39.0 26.3 3 5 1 1 3 0 279 60 28 28 9 104 23 19 4 58 3.86 4.36 4.25 9.7 1.0
2009 CHN 26 55 9 85.3 46.3 39.0 3 7 0 3 2 1 373 91 43 41 10 145 32 28 1 68 4.32 4.15 4.68 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN 27 80 0 74.7 0.0 74.7 7 5 1 2 0 0 307 58 25 22 3 80 25 20 2 90 2.65 2.30 2.74 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN 28 78 0 75.7 0.0 75.7 6 6 5 5 0 0 307 66 21 19 1 80 17 13 2 79 2.26 1.83 2.55 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN 29 73 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 5 5 9 5 0 0 256 55 18 17 3 73 16 14 3 74 2.51 2.28 2.67 14.1 1.5
2013 CIN 30 16 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 37 4 3 2 0 4 2 2 1 10 1.74 1.96 2.28 1.7 0.2
2014 CIN 31 15 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 23 14 12 1 32 12 12 2 14 7.71 5.03 4.45 -1.6 -0.2
Career39659615.3311.0304.337461616241264859628926460905221196235373.863.814.2765.76.9

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
2003 LNS A 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOI A- 14 14 73.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 7 7 48.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WTN AA 6 6 29.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 5 5 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 12 12 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.589 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 4 4 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.484 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CHN MLB 24 24 125.7 6.39 63 .276 .260 .324 .421 .259 .280 95 -6.6 -0.6 -5.8 -0.5
2006 IOW AAA 4 4 21.2 5.41 73 .246 .256 .316 .386 .259 .286 94 0.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2007 CHN MLB 21 19 103.3 4.98 98 .253 .263 .322 .415 .252 .285 102 10.1 1.0 9.3 0.8
2007 DAY A+ 1 1 6.0 5.96 79 .241 .268 .342 .405 .275 .333 103 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 IOW AAA 4 4 24.7 4.98 104 .195 .274 .354 .428 .270 .208 107 3.0 0.3 2.4 0.2
2008 CHN MLB 34 7 65.3 4.25 111 .253 .262 .330 .433 .266 .276 103 9.4 0.9 9.7 1.0
2008 IOW AAA 7 7 31.7 3.70 130 .212 .253 .319 .404 .247 .261 106 10.1 1.0 10.6 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 55 9 85.3 4.68 96 .265 .260 .324 .409 .260 .309 99 4.1 0.4 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN MLB 80 0 74.7 2.74 136 .212 .262 .331 .419 .274 .294 98 15.6 1.6 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN MLB 78 0 75.7 2.55 140 .209 .262 .327 .413 .269 .312 101 16.7 1.8 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN MLB 73 0 61.0 2.67 138 .222 .260 .325 .410 .266 .325 100 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
2013 CIN MLB 16 0 10.3 2.28 145 .115 .252 .310 .424 .264 .167 103 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2013 LOU AAA 2 2 2.0 -0.05 201 .174 .278 .336 .415 .261 .500 101 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2014 CIN MLB 15 0 14.0 4.45 86 .384 .237 .303 .364 .252 .431 98 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2014 LOU AAA 2 2 2.0 6.22 82 .296 .286 .353 .428 .280 .200 112 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

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
2003 BOI A- 5 6 0 14 14 73.7 66 23 88 1 0% .328 8.1 2.8 0.1 10.7 1.21 2.56 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 0 11 0 0% .333 6.4 0.0 0.0 14.1 0.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 msa Wnt 0 1 0 5 5 18.3 21 2 16 3 0% .000 10.3 1.0 1.5 7.9 1.26 3.93 0.0 0.0
2004 WTN AA 2 2 0 6 6 29.0 36 12 23 2 0% .362 11.2 3.7 0.6 7.1 1.66 5.90 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 2 0 0 7 7 48.7 29 4 51 1 0% .235 5.4 0.7 0.2 9.4 0.68 1.11 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 4 4 0 12 12 69.0 63 26 61 7 0% -.589 8.2 3.4 0.9 8.0 1.29 2.74 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 0 1 0 4 4 25.0 16 5 24 1 0% -.484 5.8 1.8 0.4 8.6 0.84 2.52 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 0 2 0 4 4 21.2 17 14 21 1 58% .286 7.2 5.9 0.4 8.9 1.46 3.40 -0.7 -0.0
2006 CHN MLB 6 9 0 24 24 125.7 132 59 77 20 49% .280 9.5 4.2 1.4 5.5 1.52 5.59 -5.8 -0.5
2007 CHN MLB 7 8 0 21 19 103.3 107 35 67 13 50% .285 9.3 3.0 1.1 5.8 1.37 3.92 9.3 0.8
2007 IOW AAA 2 0 0 4 4 24.7 17 8 15 2 47% .208 6.2 2.9 0.7 5.5 1.01 1.82 2.4 0.2
2007 DAY A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 7 1 4 1 74% .333 10.5 1.5 1.5 6.0 1.33 3.00 -0.3 -0.0
2008 CHN MLB 3 5 1 34 7 65.3 60 23 58 9 43% .276 8.3 3.2 1.2 8.0 1.27 3.86 9.7 1.0
2008 IOW AAA 1 1 0 7 7 31.7 26 6 25 2 51% .261 7.4 1.7 0.6 7.1 1.01 3.41 10.6 1.1
2009 CHN MLB 3 7 0 55 9 85.3 91 32 68 10 52% .309 9.6 3.4 1.1 7.2 1.44 4.32 6.1 0.7
2010 CHN MLB 7 5 1 80 0 74.7 58 25 90 3 53% .294 7.0 3.0 0.4 10.8 1.11 2.65 15.4 1.6
2011 CHN MLB 6 6 5 78 0 75.7 66 17 79 1 60% .312 7.9 2.0 0.1 9.4 1.10 2.26 16.7 1.8
2012 CIN MLB 5 5 9 73 0 61.0 55 16 74 3 56% .325 8.1 2.4 0.4 10.9 1.16 2.51 14.1 1.5
2013 LOU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 4 0 75% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 1.8 0.2
2013 CIN MLB 0 1 0 16 0 10.3 4 2 10 0 58% .167 3.5 1.7 0.0 8.7 0.58 1.74 1.7 0.2
2014 LOU AAA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 2 1 2 1 50% .200 9.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 1.50 4.50 0.5 0.0
2014 CIN MLB 0 0 0 15 0 14.0 23 12 14 1 58% .431 14.8 7.7 0.6 9.0 2.50 7.71 -1.6 -0.2

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
2008 1005 0.5403 0.4651 0.8073 0.6004 0.3052 0.8834 0.6312 0.1906
2009 1408 0.5362 0.4602 0.8225 0.6093 0.2879 0.8913 0.6543 0.1759
2010 1165 0.5494 0.4596 0.7566 0.5484 0.3486 0.8746 0.5301 0.2434
2011 1170 0.5513 0.4636 0.7417 0.5814 0.3181 0.8453 0.5090 0.2546
2012 999 0.5255 0.4704 0.7249 0.5905 0.3354 0.8387 0.5031 0.2729
2013 154 0.4351 0.5195 0.8000 0.6716 0.4023 0.9111 0.6571 0.2000
2014 298 0.4564 0.4530 0.7481 0.5809 0.3457 0.8101 0.6607 0.2444
Career61990.53410.46430.77250.58830.32110.86630.57580.2253

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-11 2014-09-29 60-DL 110 99 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2014-06-24
2014-03-21 2014-04-19 15-DL 29 16 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-05-21 2013-09-16 60-DL 118 105 Left Shoulder Sprain - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-26 15-DL 18 17 Left Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2013-04-02 2013-04-07 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Fatigue - -
2008-05-23 2008-06-08 Minors 16 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-04-05 2007-04-22 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-02-24 2007-03-19 Camp 23 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2006-07-23 2006-09-01 15-DL 40 37 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-07-10 2005-09-18 Minors 70 0 Not Disclosed -
2005-04-07 2005-04-14 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2004-06-21 2004-09-08 Minors 79 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CIN $6,500,000
2014 CIN $5,500,000
2013 CIN $4,500,000
2012 CIN $3,100,000
2011 CHN $1,600,000
2010 CHN $950,000
2009 CHN $450,000
2006 CHN $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,927,000
2011Current$5,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$16,427,000
1 yrFuture$6,500,000
8 yrTotal$22,927,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 88 dMeister Sports3 years/$16.5M (2013-15)

Details
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2013-15). Signed extension with Cincinnati 2/27/12. 13:$4.5M, 14:$5.5M, 15:$6.5M. Performance bonuses: $1M annually based on starts. $1M annually based on games finished.
  • 2 years/$4.7M (2011-12). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$1.6M, 12:$3.1M. Performance bonuses based on starts. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/23/11.
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Re-signed (avoided arbitration, $1.175M-$0.8M).
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Contract purchased 11/05.
  • Drafted 2003 (6-163). $0.143M 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 55.3 36 12 60 3 .262 0.86 1.66 1.81 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 49.5 35 11 54 3 .277 0.93 1.99 2.16 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 45.5 34 11 49 3 .288 0.98 2.22 2.42 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 42.1 33 10 46 3 .298 1.03 2.43 2.64 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 39.0 32 10 42 3 .306 1.07 2.62 2.85 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 36.0 30 10 39 3 .315 1.12 2.82 3.07 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 32.8 29 9 35 3 .325 1.16 3.03 3.3 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 29.1 27 9 32 3 .336 1.22 3.29 3.57 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 24.2 24 8 26 2 .351 1.30 3.64 3.96 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000038.43110423.3041.062.602.830.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
19% 40% 24% 13% 80%

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
20153242166070611776551.3261.112.823.067.82.29.80.61.6
20163331159063551665551.3171.133.033.297.92.39.30.71.2
20173431161065551868551.3101.132.853.107.72.59.50.71.4
20183531155058501661551.3131.142.963.227.82.59.50.81.2
20193631150053461454551.3121.143.043.307.92.49.20.91.0
20203721144046421347451.3201.193.343.638.22.59.10.80.7
20213821145048421250551.3111.122.973.237.82.29.30.91.0
20223921143045401246451.3131.163.093.368.02.49.20.80.8
20234021142045391244451.3111.143.123.397.92.48.90.80.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
22.125.312.615.911.99.487.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Bobby Jenks 2012 0.00 DNP
2 92 Ryan Madson 2012 0.00 DNP
3 89 Peter Moylan 2010 3.39
4 86 Chad Qualls 2010 8.54
5 86 Mariano Rivera 2001 2.68
6 85 Jonathan Papelbon 2012 2.83
7 84 Kevin Gregg 2009 4.98
8 84 Ramon Ramirez 2013 12.71
9 83 Nick Masset 2013 0.00 DNP
10 83 C.J. Wilson 2012 4.54
11 82 Pedro Feliciano 2008 4.05
12 82 John Grabow 2010 8.42
13 81 Jeremy Affeldt 2010 4.50
14 81 Sparky Lyle 1976 2.86
15 80 Jesse Crain 2013 1.47
16 80 Francisco Rodriguez 2013 2.70
17 80 Brandon Lyon 2011 11.47
18 79 Keith Foulke 2004 2.39
19 79 Aaron Heilman 2010 4.50
20 79 Justin Duchscherer 2009 0.00 DNP
21 79 Scot Shields 2007 4.32
22 79 Casey Janssen 2013 2.91
23 78 Matt Guerrier 2010 3.55
24 78 B.J. Ryan 2007 14.54
25 78 Saul Rivera 2009 6.57
26 78 Michael Gonzalez 2009 3.39
27 78 Rafael Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
28 77 Matt Lindstrom 2011 3.50
29 77 Eddie Watt 1972 2.36
30 76 Ryan Dempster 2008 3.27
31 75 Sean Green 2010 5.79
32 75 Rafael Soriano 2011 4.12
33 75 Jared Burton 2012 3.05
34 74 Juan Rincon 2010 4.50
35 74 Jason Frasor 2009 2.65
36 74 CC Sabathia 2012 4.00
37 74 John Franco 1992 1.64
38 74 Greg McMichael 1998 5.16
39 73 Brandon Webb 2010 0.00 DNP
40 73 Fernando Rodney 2008 4.91
41 73 Brad Ziegler 2011 3.24
42 73 Derek Lowe 2004 6.75
43 72 Jon Rauch 2010 3.12
44 72 Roger Clemens 1994 3.22
45 72 Craig Breslow 2012 3.13
46 72 Roy Halladay 2008 3.22
47 72 Robb Nen 2001 3.24
48 72 Jeff Fassero 1994 3.50
49 72 Jesse Orosco 1988 3.06
50 72 Phil Niekro 1970 4.86
51 72 Steve Karsay 2003 0.00 DNP
52 72 Heath Bell 2009 2.71
53 72 Santiago Casilla 2012 3.41
54 71 J.J. Putz 2008 3.88
55 71 Jason Isringhausen 2004 3.23
56 71 Doug Slaten 2011 5.51
57 71 Erik Bedard 2010 0.00 DNP
58 71 Willie Hernandez 1986 3.65
59 71 Clem Labine 1958 4.76
60 71 Adam Wainwright 2013 3.09
61 71 Dan Quisenberry 1984 2.71
62 71 Joaquin Benoit 2009 0.00 DNP
63 71 Dave Righetti 1990 4.08
64 71 Jim Kern 1980 5.54
65 71 Carlos Zambrano 2012 5.10
66 70 Joel Hanrahan 2013 9.82
67 70 Michael Wuertz 2010 4.76
68 70 Bruce Sutter 1984 1.98
69 70 Mike Garcia 1955 4.27
70 70 Javier Lopez 2009 10.03
71 70 J.C. Romero 2007 1.92
72 70 Felix Rodriguez 2004 3.43
73 70 Luis Ayala 2009 6.53
74 69 Hoyt Wilhelm 1954 2.51
75 69 Kameron Loe 2013 7.09
76 69 Will Ohman 2009 5.84
77 69 Tim Burke 1990 3.48
78 69 Mike Henneman 1993 3.52
79 69 Ray King 2005 3.83
80 69 Scott Linebrink 2008 3.88
81 69 Roy Oswalt 2009 4.12
82 69 Jake Westbrook 2009 0.00 DNP
83 69 Whitey Ford 1960 3.50
84 68 Warren Spahn 1952 3.26
85 68 Frank Francisco 2011 3.73
86 68 Todd Frohwirth 1994 11.81
87 68 Bob Veale 1967 4.13
88 68 Mike MacDougal 2008 2.12
89 68 Gene Garber 1979 5.60
90 68 Greg Maddux 1997 2.24
91 68 Brian Tallet 2009 5.55
92 68 Vinnie Chulk 2010 0.00 DNP
93 68 Joe Thatcher 2013 3.43
94 68 Heathcliff Slocumb 1997 5.40
95 68 Tim Crabtree 2001 6.94
96 68 Chuck McElroy 1999 5.67
97 67 Brian Bruney 2013 0.00 DNP
98 67 A.J. Burnett 2008 4.43
99 67 Steve Rogers 1981 3.59
100 67 Jim Mecir 2001 3.57

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .192 .241 .239 .176
11 vs R (Multi) .241 .306 .331 .230
18 Split (Multi) -.049 -.065 -.092 -.053
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .190 .261 .190 .162
31 vs R (2013) .000 .071 .000 .047
38 Split (2013) .190 .189 .190 .115
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 When a pitcher isn't effective in one role, try him in another. After flailing as a starter for years, Marshall moved to the bullpen in 2009 and has shined. He throws strikes and is durable: He's one of three pitchers to work more than 70 games each of the last three years and he hasn't been on the DL since 2006. He's tough on left-handed batters, although last year righties gave him trouble, posting an OPS more than 300 points higher than that of southpaws. There was no change in Marshall's approach against righties, so this could be a blip. Still, it's worth noting, as his ability to handle right-handed hitters determines whether he's a setup man or a LOOGY. His track record suggests the former, but be mindful of last year's differential.
2012 Marshall retains the vicious curve that's been his trademark up through the levels, and he now mixes in his fastball, which occasionally tops 93 mph, and slider to devastating effect. But although he has a starter's mix, the Cubs adopted an “if it ain't broke” attitude, rather than risk losing an exceptional set-up man. Marshall is a demonstrable asset as a reliever, and with his deal to the Reds he's sure to stay in the pen. He may even be in the saves mix, which could be the best thing for his incipient free agency after 2012, but the Reds have said they're interested in signing him beyond the one year he's under their contractual control.
2011 The Cubs' other effective reliever, Marshall joined Marmol to give the team a pair of pitchers on the leaderboard for appearances (a distinction they shared with the Braves' Peter Moylan and Jonny Venters). Left alone in a relief role that didn't limit him to situational nonsense because of his left-handedness, Marshall adapted handily, adding a few notches to his heat to get it up around 90 without running out of gas at any point of the season. In light of his great ground-ball rate and C.J. Wilson's successful conversion to starting in Texas, it's easy to wonder whether Marshall might be the sort of guy who deserves to be converted back to rotation work. However, the Cubs aren't short of starting alternatives, while they have few reliable answers in the pen; there's nothing wrong with letting the left-handed analogue to Jon Rauch be now that they've found him.
2010 Marshall earned the fifth starter’s role during spring training, but he pitched his way back to the bullpen by June. No matter—he put up solid numbers in relief and is carving out a nice career as a swingman/situational lefty/managerial security blanket. Marshall relies on a potpourri of breaking balls thrown at different speeds to help keep hitters off of his upper-80s fastball, a deceptive mix aided by the incongruity of Marshall’s solid 6'7" build. Survival often requires adaptability, and Marshall has that in spades.
2009 It appears that Marshall is the one young starter the Cubs won't let get away, although he also seems to be the one everyone asks after in trade talks. He's not overpowering in any literal sense, but his command of breaking stuff and knowledge of how, when, and where to mix in an entirely average left-hander's fastball seems to do just fine as far as leaving opponents flailing. His upside is as a solid mid-rotation starter, but if he settles for being a solid innings-eater in middle relief with occasional use as an emergency starter, that works as well.
2008 Facially, Sean Marshall looks just a tiny bit like a young Kerry Wood, and that coupled with his sturdy 6-foot-7 frame makes him seem like he should be an overpowering starter. He's not. Instead, he depends on a variety pack of breaking stuff, which he's become increasingly adept at throwing for strikes. The pitcher he most resembles is not Wood, but a taller, left-handed version of Jason Marquis. That's not entirely a bad thing, especially when he comes at a fraction of Marquis' price.
2007 Marshall was one of the many young, unready hurlers pressed into action by the Cubs in 2006. Despite having only 10 starts at Double-A or above, Marshall`s camp performance put him in contention for the fifth starter`s spot. He then beat out Jerome Williams for number four. The tall lefty was probably a little better than his final statistics would lead you to believe; he didn`t pitch well at all after returning from an oblique strain in August, serving up seven of his 20 homers in his last five starts.
2006 One of the many talented young pitchers in the system blighted with injury problems, Marshall missed time in `04 with a finger injury and was shelved by shoulder trouble this past season. When able to pitch, he has advanced quickly due to his ability to mix curves and sinkers for strikes. The Cubs are particularly excited for his future. They`ll be even more excited if he shows the ability to pitch a complete season.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What does Tyler Skaggs need to work on? I see him as another Sean Marshall which is okay with me.
(Boz from ())
My contention is that Skaggs has a ton of work to do. He does so many things that are intended to manipulate his arm angle - from a closed stride that is directed at the left-hand batter's box to his excessive spine tilt - that he is minimizing his potential effectiveness. The tricks might survive in the bullpen, but as a starter they create serious obstacles to pitch repetition. The techniques also give Skaggs a very shallow release point, which actually functions to limit his deception. I don't know that the D'Backs are trying to make any adjustments, but I feel that his ceiling is severely limited until he makes a drastic change to approach.

On the jukebox: Rage Against the Machine, "Killing in the Name of" (Doug Thorburn)
2011-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does it make sense for the Cubs to move Sean Marshall into the rotation next yr, given their SP woes and lack of a pitching pipeline?
(Matt from Chicago)
It usually makes sense to move any reliever who's capable of starting into the rotation, barring a real embarrassment of wealth. Marshall's stuff has really played up in the pen, though, so in his case, another switch might not be the best idea. Marshall has already been a starter, so we can see how that went--in about 225 innings in the rotation in 2006-2007, he was worth about half a win. In roughly half that number of innings over the past two seasons in the bullpen, he's been worth four wins. Unless you think his shiny new strikeout rate is something that would actually survive a move back out of the bullpen, it probably makes sense to leave him be and look elsewhere (Andrew Cashner to the rescue!). Cue Ray Davies singing "This is Where I Belong." (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, 2 Scoresheet keeper league questions. Team 1: Protect Tim Hudson or Sean Marshall? Team 2: Pick one from among Vernon Wells, Travis Snider, Adam Lind and Felix Pie. Thanks for the chat!
(rrydelek from Maryland)
You might want to ask Rob McQuown for help on this one. I'm still just learning Scoresheet and I expect to get destroyed this year. Rob knows what he's doing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sean Marshall as a reliver in mixed leagues?
(Harvey Dent from Arkham Asylum)
I love strikeouts, and Marshall's got a whole bunch of 'em. I'm all for using relievers who don't provide saves to bolster your other statistics.

I'm currently listening to "Legendary Demo" from Clouds. (Marc Normandin)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Cubs are rumored to be the front runners for Peavy. You mentioned it should take 3 top 100 prospects to get him, do the Cubs even have one outside of Vitters? I don't see how they take Felix Pie, Sean Marshall and Ronny Cedeno for Peavy, do you?
(Parker from Chicago)
No. The Cubs would have to include Vitters. Would Vitters, Pie and an arm do it? The Padres really need a center fielder. Would the Cubs even trade Vitters? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Patterson, Donald Veal, and Sean Marshall for AJ Burnett.
(Jack from Chicago)
With the way he's pitching right now, would you really rather have Burnett over just Marshall? Reminds of the days when teams would clamor to get Tim Belcher every July. (Dayn Perry)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, have you heard if any other teams are interested in Rich Hill? I am curious if his trade value is higher or lower than Sean Marshall's. Thanks.
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
I think a small-market club would be perfect for Hill. He's got an awful lot of talent but it's clear that he has lost the faith of Lou Piniella. Put him in a low-pressure environment and he could easily put his career back together. Yes, I think Hill has more value than Marshall simply because he has a higher ceiling, though I also think Marshall has a chance to be a good major-league starter. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Murton or Jonny Gomes, if given the choice...who would you rather have?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay, FL)
Sounds like a perfect platoon to me. Actually, I remarked in today's Pinstriped Bible that the Indians could usefully liberate Murton and Sean Marshall from the Cubs, given that their outfield corner production looks a bit weak and the back of their rotation is nothing special. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Christian Friedrich? I have seen some video and he does have a nasty curveball. Are the comparisons to Barry Zito fair, and how big of a concern are his walks?
(Tom from Atlanta)
I think Zito is sort of the natural comparison for a guy of Chris' caliber, with that nasty curveball and a solid-average fastball behind. Ted Lilly and Sean Marshall are the others I usually here in that category. But you're right, the key for Chris this year is going to be commanding his fastball and proving that it can be a weapon in the way that Lance Broadway's fastball has never been a weapon behind his curve. I hope to talk to Friedrich on the phone relatively soon, and when I do, you can bet I'll Unfilter it immediately. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesOK, now I'm starting to think that I scared everyone away...

"Dexter Fishmore (New York, NY): Which is the bigger mismatch: Sean Marshall vs. Manny, or Biden vs. Palin?"

Someone should have gotten Katie Couric to lower our expectations for Sean Marshall... (Derek Jacques)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Sean Marshall has thrown 7,424 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Curve (74mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Cutter (87mph), Fourseam Fastball (88mph) and Sinker (89mph).