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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-10-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 5 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
-0.52011
-0.22012
-0.22013
-0.42014
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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 OAK 24 6 6 27.7 27.7 0.0 2 4 0 0 1 0 133 37 28 24 5 63 12 12 2 11 7.81 6.22 6.85 -2.3 -0.2
2009 SLN 24 1 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 6 2 1 10 1 1 1 2 6.00 8.06 7.33 -1.3 -0.1
2010 OAK 25 1 1 6.0 6.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 26 6 4 3 1 9 2 2 0 7 4.50 3.88 5.13 0.1 0.0
2011 COL 26 16 6 58.3 34.7 23.7 2 4 0 0 4 0 244 55 30 25 9 96 24 22 2 30 3.86 5.31 5.94 -4.5 -0.5
2012 BOS 27 26 0 42.0 0.0 42.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 173 32 15 15 7 59 19 17 1 41 3.21 4.69 5.83 -2.6 -0.2
2013 BOS 28 24 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 1 2 0 0 0 0 141 32 19 18 3 45 16 15 3 21 5.34 4.86 5.48 -1.8 -0.2
Career7413167.368.399.061101607331671028726282746991124.685.225.98-12.3-1.2

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
2009 OAK MLB 6 6 27.7 6.85 58 .328 .272 .330 .417 .259 .311 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2009 SLN MLB 1 0 3.0 7.33 13 .486 .263 .306 .413 .260 .364 86 -1.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 OAK MLB 1 1 6.0 5.13 90 .244 .247 .328 .397 .256 .312 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 COL MLB 16 6 58.3 5.94 70 .263 .251 .309 .381 .254 .257 109 -3.2 -0.3 -4.5 -0.5
2011 CSP AAA 15 15 64.0 6.75 104 .298 .284 .352 .442 .262 .416 133 13.7 1.3 13.1 1.2
2012 BOS MLB 26 0 42.0 5.83 75 .246 .257 .320 .422 .265 .238 105 -2.5 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2
2012 PME AA 1 0 1.0 7.30 47 .409 .283 .336 .456 .277 .500 108 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 PAW AAA 24 0 37.7 4.73 89 .202 .250 .319 .385 .247 .194 96 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2013 BOS MLB 24 0 30.3 5.48 74 .282 .255 .320 .403 .268 .296 101 -1.6 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2013 OMA AAA 1 1 6.0 6.27 53 .312 .276 .355 .436 .286 .278 90 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 PAW AAA 14 6 43.7 4.40 100 .236 .258 .324 .390 .254 .265 97 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 OMA AAA 16 15 76.0 4.84 100 .276 .278 .341 .430 .270 .316 98 11.7 1.2 11.7 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
2009 SLN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 3.0 5 1 2 1 42% .364 15.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 2.00 6.00 -1.3 -0.1
2009 OAK MLB 2 4 0 6 6 27.7 37 12 11 5 56% .311 12.0 3.9 1.6 3.6 1.77 7.81 -2.3 -0.2
2010 OAK MLB 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 6 2 7 1 35% .312 9.0 3.0 1.5 10.5 1.33 4.50 0.1 0.0
2011 COL MLB 2 4 0 16 6 58.3 55 24 30 9 54% .257 8.5 3.7 1.4 4.6 1.35 3.86 -4.5 -0.5
2011 CSP AAA 2 8 0 15 15 64.0 104 29 54 13 41% .416 14.6 4.1 1.8 7.6 2.08 9.42 13.1 1.2
2012 PME AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 3 1 0 0 50% .500 27.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 18.00 -0.3 -0.0
2012 BOS MLB 1 1 0 26 0 42.0 32 19 41 7 45% .238 6.9 4.1 1.5 8.8 1.21 3.21 -2.6 -0.2
2012 PAW AAA 5 3 2 24 0 37.7 21 15 36 3 56% .194 5.0 3.6 0.7 8.6 0.96 1.91 0.6 0.1
2013 PAW AAA 3 0 0 14 6 43.7 34 20 39 4 44% .265 7.0 4.1 0.8 8.0 1.24 2.47 -1.2 -0.1
2013 BOS MLB 1 2 0 24 0 30.3 32 16 21 3 48% .296 9.5 4.7 0.9 6.2 1.58 5.34 -1.8 -0.2
2013 OMA AAA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 6 3 2 1 37% .278 9.0 4.5 1.5 3.0 1.50 4.50 -0.6 -0.1
2014 OMA AAA 5 4 0 16 15 76.0 86 22 62 11 37% .316 10.2 2.6 1.3 7.3 1.42 4.74 11.7 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
2009 571 0.5026 0.4396 0.8207 0.5854 0.2923 0.8929 0.6747 0.1753
2010 95 0.4842 0.4842 0.8043 0.6522 0.3265 0.9000 0.6250 0.1957
2011 865 0.4578 0.4421 0.8429 0.6439 0.2708 0.9216 0.6850 0.1571
2012 692 0.4480 0.4449 0.6938 0.6258 0.2958 0.8299 0.4602 0.3029
2013 558 0.4892 0.4444 0.8145 0.6520 0.2456 0.8820 0.6429 0.1855
Career27810.47180.44420.79420.62930.27830.88420.61650.2041

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-02 2014-08-10 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-05 2014-05-28 Minors 53 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-06-11 2013-06-26 15-DL 15 14 Right Hip Impingement - -
2011-09-05 2011-09-06 Minors 1 1 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2009-02-26 2009-03-17 Camp 19 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 BOS $504,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$504,500
2 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 112 dSosnick-Cobbe1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/6/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13. DFA by Boston 6/29/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/3/13. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Boston 8/27/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Boston in trade from Colorado 1/21/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 1/24/11. Signed by Colorado 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by St. Louis 6/28/09. Acquired by Oakland in trade from St. Louis 7/24/09 (A's to pay $1.5M of Matt Holliday's remaining 2009 salary).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1s-36) (Gonzaga). Signed 6/12/07, $0.65M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .272 .373 .415 .283
11 vs R (Multi) .231 .310 .387 .250
18 Split (Multi) .041 .064 .028 .033
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .317 .405 .413 .304
31 vs R (2013) .211 .318 .333 .240
38 Split (2013) .107 .087 .079 .063
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

Clayton Mortensen is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Change Things When Change is HardZachary Levine2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchJason Parks2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pirates Get PatchR.J. Anderson2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Trading A-Rod: How, Where, and WhyMatthew Kory2012-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: How the NLCS Squads Were BuiltR.J. Anderson2012-10-15
What You Need to Know: Friday, August 24Daniel Rathman2012-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tampa Suffers Another Rotation MaladyR.J. Anderson2012-06-20
Overthinking It: A Fond Farewell to the Fake to ThirdBen Lindbergh2012-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Roach, a Padre and a Punto Walk Into a BarR.J. Anderson2012-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Most Improved Positions of 2012Ben Lindbergh2012-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Winter of Discontent?Jay Jaffe2012-01-24
The BP First Take: Monday, January 23Daniel Rathman2012-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pena's Power Returns to St. PeteR.J. Anderson2012-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A-nother Oakland Outfielder [Updated]R.J. Anderson2012-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Johnny (Finally) on the SpotBen Lindbergh2011-08-09
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Expanding and ContractingChristina Kahrl2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: It's a Holliday WeekendChristina Kahrl2009-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling Cards and Morales' ReturnChristina Kahrl2009-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The DeRosa DealChristina Kahrl2009-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central NotebookKevin Goldstein2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
Prospectus Q&A: Jeff LuhnowDavid Laurila2008-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Clayton Mortensen threw 2,805 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (86mph) and Change (84mph).