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Portrait of Ross Ohlendorf

Ross Ohlendorf PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
116.7 4.63 1.36 86 8 6 0 0.0
Birth Date8-8-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82010
-0.52011
0.12012
0.52013
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
2007 NYA 24 6 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 5 2 2 1 8 2 2 0 9 2.84 3.47 4.18 1.0 0.1
2008 NYA 25 25 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 1 1 0 2 0 0 187 50 31 29 7 79 19 16 1 36 6.53 5.14 5.33 3.0 0.3
2008 PIT 25 5 5 22.7 22.7 0.0 0 3 0 0 1 0 113 36 18 16 3 55 12 12 0 13 6.35 5.27 5.35 -0.1 -0.1
2009 PIT 26 29 29 176.7 176.7 0.0 11 10 0 0 18 1 725 165 80 77 25 288 53 52 7 109 3.92 4.68 5.34 -3.0 -0.4
2010 PIT 27 21 21 108.3 108.3 0.0 1 11 0 0 11 1 475 106 54 49 12 179 44 42 6 79 4.07 4.47 4.24 9.7 0.8
2011 PIT 28 9 9 38.7 38.7 0.0 1 3 0 0 1 0 194 60 38 35 9 102 15 13 6 27 8.15 6.25 6.53 -3.7 -0.5
2012 SDN 29 13 9 48.7 40.0 8.7 4 4 0 1 4 0 233 62 44 42 7 103 24 24 1 39 7.77 4.94 4.56 1.5 0.1
2013 WAS 30 16 7 60.3 38.3 22.0 4 1 0 1 4 0 246 56 22 22 8 95 14 13 1 45 3.28 4.00 4.18 5.1 0.5
Career12480501.7424.777.0223304392219954028927272909183174223574.884.754.9713.50.8

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
2007 NYA MLB 6 0 6.3 4.18 116 .210 .257 .317 .398 .253 .286 102 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 NYA MLB 25 0 40.0 5.33 91 .293 .263 .330 .416 .260 .347 104 3.1 0.3 3.0 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 5 5 22.7 5.35 81 .338 .258 .314 .400 .252 .388 96 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2009 PIT MLB 29 29 176.7 5.34 78 .259 .255 .324 .406 .258 .264 97 0.4 0.0 -3.0 -0.4
2010 PIT MLB 21 21 108.3 4.24 99 .281 .260 .322 .406 .264 .281 95 10.4 1.1 9.7 0.8
2011 PIT MLB 9 9 38.7 6.53 42 .362 .250 .310 .392 .256 .372 99 -5.7 -0.6 -3.7 -0.5
2011 BRD A+ 2 2 8.0 4.23 122 .235 .263 .332 .400 .259 .370 113 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2011 ALT AA 1 1 4.7 4.97 71 .348 .275 .352 .427 .291 .250 81 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 IND AAA 4 4 24.3 4.79 94 .257 .265 .326 .408 .256 .253 93 -0.1 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2012 SDN MLB 13 9 48.7 4.56 87 .324 .251 .307 .395 .253 .340 94 2.8 0.3 1.5 0.1
2012 PAW AAA 10 10 52.7 5.11 90 .267 .256 .322 .386 .248 .310 100 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 TUC AAA 3 0 17.0 5.08 114 .245 .276 .328 .418 .254 .354 113 2.5 0.2 2.7 0.3
2013 WAS MLB 16 7 60.3 4.18 103 .244 .247 .306 .380 .249 .268 106 6.3 0.7 5.1 0.5
2013 POT A+ 1 1 4.0 3.68 131 .351 .291 .364 .421 .272 .444 112 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 14 13 74.7 4.17 108 .240 .259 .332 .387 .257 .284 100 8.7 0.9 8.0 0.7
2014 POT A+ 2 2 5.3 6.16 70 .377 .252 .310 .382 .249 .522 101 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 SYR AAA 2 2 8.0 4.03 111 .069 .250 .317 .388 .249 .105 96 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 NAT Rk 1 1 1.7 8.05 41 .281 .234 .301 .317 .241 .500 103 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -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
2007 NYA MLB 0 0 0 6 0 6.3 5 2 9 1 53% .286 7.1 2.8 1.4 12.8 1.11 2.84 1.0 0.1
2008 NYA MLB 1 1 0 25 0 40.0 50 19 36 7 48% .347 11.2 4.3 1.6 8.1 1.73 6.53 3.0 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 0 3 0 5 5 22.7 36 12 13 3 40% .388 14.3 4.8 1.2 5.2 2.12 6.35 -0.1 -0.1
2009 PIT MLB 11 10 0 29 29 176.7 165 53 109 25 43% .264 8.4 2.7 1.3 5.6 1.23 3.92 -3.0 -0.4
2010 PIT MLB 1 11 0 21 21 108.3 106 44 79 12 35% .281 8.8 3.7 1.0 6.6 1.38 4.07 9.7 0.8
2011 IND AAA 1 1 0 4 4 24.3 22 8 12 2 44% .253 8.1 3.0 0.7 4.4 1.23 3.33 -0.6 -0.1
2011 PIT MLB 1 3 0 9 9 38.7 60 15 27 9 42% .372 14.0 3.5 2.1 6.3 1.94 8.15 -3.7 -0.5
2011 ALT AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 5 1 3 1 53% .250 9.6 1.9 1.9 5.8 1.29 3.86 -0.3 -0.0
2011 BRD A+ 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 10 1 6 0 48% .370 11.2 1.1 0.0 6.8 1.38 4.50 1.8 0.2
2012 SDN MLB 4 4 0 13 9 48.7 62 24 39 7 33% .340 11.5 4.4 1.3 7.2 1.77 7.77 1.5 0.1
2012 PAW AAA 4 3 0 10 10 52.7 57 15 37 5 39% .310 9.7 2.6 0.9 6.3 1.37 4.61 1.1 0.1
2012 TUC AAA 1 1 0 3 0 17.0 19 3 17 2 40% .354 10.1 1.6 1.1 9.0 1.29 4.24 2.7 0.3
2013 POT A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 8 1 2 0 33% .444 18.0 2.2 0.0 4.5 2.25 6.75 1.3 0.1
2013 SYR AAA 4 6 0 14 13 74.7 65 30 71 5 42% .284 7.8 3.6 0.6 8.6 1.27 4.22 8.0 0.7
2013 WAS MLB 4 1 0 16 7 60.3 56 14 45 8 41% .268 8.4 2.1 1.2 6.7 1.16 3.28 5.1 0.5
2014 SYR AAA 1 0 0 2 2 8.0 2 1 6 0 26% .105 2.2 1.1 0.0 6.8 0.38 0.00 1.0 0.1
2014 POT A+ 0 1 0 2 2 5.3 13 1 4 1 33% .522 21.9 1.7 1.7 6.8 2.62 11.81 -0.2 -0.0
2014 NAT Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.7 2 1 3 0 50% .500 10.8 5.4 0.0 16.2 1.80 5.40 -0.4 -0.0

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 894 0.5112 0.4809 0.8065 0.6389 0.3135 0.9247 0.5547 0.1935
2009 2672 0.5198 0.4600 0.8242 0.6235 0.2829 0.8880 0.6722 0.1733
2010 1758 0.5119 0.4664 0.8132 0.6533 0.2692 0.8963 0.6017 0.1844
2011 655 0.4840 0.4847 0.7950 0.6593 0.3195 0.8804 0.6296 0.2050
2012 905 0.4906 0.4618 0.7962 0.6239 0.3037 0.8881 0.6143 0.1990
2013 973 0.5108 0.5077 0.8158 0.6781 0.3298 0.8813 0.6752 0.1822
Career78570.50960.4720.8130.64170.29460.89260.63320.1848

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-26 - 60-DL - - Right Low Back Strain - -
2014-03-07 2014-03-19 Camp 12 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-08-01 2013-08-21 15-DL 20 17 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-04-09 2011-08-11 60-DL 124 108 Right Shoulder Strain Similar To Last Year In Latissimus -
2010-08-24 2010-10-04 60-DL 41 37 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-07-28 2010-07-28 DTD 0 0 Face Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-04-12 2010-05-10 15-DL 28 25 Low Back Spasms -
2007-05-12 2007-07-14 Minors 63 0 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $1,250,000
2013 WAS $
2012 BOS $
2011 PIT $2,025,000
2010 PIT $439,000
2009 PIT $413,500
2008 NYA $391,425
2008 PIT $391,425
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,660,350
2011Current$1,250,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$4,910,350
5 yrTotal$4,910,350

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 170 d1 year/$1.25M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $3M annually based on starts, innings, appearances.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/9/13 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract at mid-season 2013 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Washington 6/12/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/16/12 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract with Boston 6/2/12. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 6/4/12.
  • 1 year/$2.025M (2011). Won arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/9/11 ($2.025M-$1.4M). Released by Pittsburgh 12/7/11.
  • 1 year/$0.439M (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4135M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/13/09.
  • 1 year/$391,425M (2008). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 7/25/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/9/07.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 1/9/07 (Randy Johnson deal).
  • Drafted 2004 (4-116) (Princeton). $0.28M 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 8 6.9 0.3 29 24 134.7 118 37 100 15 .278 1.16 3.57 3.88 17.5 1.8
80o 7.4 7 0.2 27 23 128.4 119 37 95 15 .290 1.22 3.93 4.27 10.8 1.1
70o 7 7.1 0.2 26 22 123.9 120 38 92 15 .299 1.27 4.19 4.55 6.4 0.7
60o 6.6 7.1 0.2 26 21 120.1 120 38 89 15 .306 1.32 4.41 4.8 2.9 0.3
50o 6.3 7.1 0.2 25 20 116.6 121 38 87 15 .313 1.36 4.63 5.03 -0.1 -0.0
40o 5.9 7.1 0.2 24 20 113.2 121 38 84 15 .320 1.40 4.84 5.26 -2.9 -0.3
30o 5.6 7.1 0.2 23 19 109.6 121 38 81 15 .327 1.45 5.07 5.52 -5.8 -0.6
20o 5.2 7.1 0.2 22 18 105.4 121 38 78 15 .336 1.50 5.35 5.82 -8.8 -0.9
10o 4.7 7.1 0.2 21 17 99.8 120 38 74 15 .348 1.58 5.74 6.24 -12.4 -1.3
Weighted Mean6.37.10.22520116.5120388615.3121.354.615.010.10.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 31% 11% 18% 49%

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
201532560221811812138851542.3111.354.574.979.32.96.51.1-0.0
20163345018149310129641342.3181.404.955.389.82.86.21.3-0.4
20173445019159910530711342.3181.374.775.199.62.76.51.2-0.3
2018353401512788324561142.3181.384.825.249.62.86.51.3-0.3
201936340141171762350942.3181.394.735.149.62.96.31.1-0.2
202037340131067702147942.3151.374.645.059.52.86.31.2-0.1
202138330121064682044842.3151.384.655.069.62.86.21.1-0.1
20223933012962661943842.3161.374.615.019.62.86.21.2-0.0
20234033012962662043842.3141.394.605.009.62.96.21.2-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.75.812.21.3out of baseball13.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Brandon Backe 2009 10.38
2 87 Oliver Perez 2013 3.91
3 86 Bruce Chen 2008 0.00 DNP
4 85 Scott Elarton 2007 10.70
5 85 Gary Knotts 2008 0.00 DNP
6 85 Jae Weong Seo 2008 0.00 DNP
7 84 Adam Eaton 2009 8.08
8 84 Tim Redding 2009 5.40
9 84 Alfredo Simon 2012 3.25
10 83 Tony Armas 2009 0.00 DNP
11 83 Scott Richmond 2011 0.00
12 83 Brian Burres 2012 0.00 DNP
13 83 Armando Galarraga 2013 0.00 DNP
14 83 Dave Williams 2010 0.00 DNP
15 83 Brandon Duckworth 2007 5.79
16 82 Randy Wolf 2008 4.73
17 82 Runelvys Hernandez 2009 0.00 DNP
18 82 Claudio Vargas 2009 1.74
19 82 Josh Towers 2008 0.00 DNP
20 81 Rob Bell 2008 0.00 DNP
21 81 Milt Wilcox 1981 3.30
22 81 Dustin Moseley 2013 0.00 DNP
23 81 Dave Giusti 1971 3.24
24 81 Ray Sadecki 1972 3.81
25 81 Denny Lemaster 1970 4.89
26 81 Craig Swan 1982 3.79
27 80 Mike Witt 1992 0.00 DNP
28 80 Victor Santos 2008 0.00 DNP
29 80 Mike Flanagan 1983 3.81
30 80 Joe Price 1988 4.82
31 80 Hideki Irabu 2000 7.41
32 80 Ray Herbert 1961 5.04
33 80 Saul Rogovin 1955 4.40
34 80 Jeff Weaver 2008 0.00 DNP
35 80 Eric Milton 2007 5.74
36 80 Sun-Woo Kim 2009 0.00 DNP
37 80 Pedro Astacio 2000 5.46
38 80 Juan Pizarro 1968 4.10
39 80 Jason Bergmann 2013 0.00 DNP
40 79 Andy Benes 1999 5.31
41 79 Mike Smithson 1986 5.55
42 79 Turk Farrell 1965 4.06
43 79 Matt Kinney 2008 0.00 DNP
44 79 Ken Johnson 1964 4.13
45 79 Scott Sanderson 1988 5.28
46 79 Steve Carlton 1976 3.35
47 79 Bobby Shantz 1957 3.02
48 79 Pete Schourek 2000 5.45
49 79 Rick Helling 2002 4.82
50 79 Pascual Perez 1988 2.82
51 79 Josh Fogg 2008 7.93
52 79 Jose Deleon 1992 4.83
53 79 Dick Drago 1976 4.76
54 79 Chuck Porter 1986 0.00 DNP
55 79 Luis Tiant 1972 2.26
56 78 Buddy Carlyle 2009 9.70
57 78 Steve Stone 1979 4.35
58 78 Rick Rhoden 1984 3.06
59 78 Jimmy Anderson 2007 0.00 DNP
60 78 Gene Conley 1962 4.32 DNP
61 78 Max Surkont 1953 4.10
62 78 Marty Pattin 1974 4.30
63 78 Milt Pappas 1970 3.84
64 78 Dave Bush 2011 6.51
65 78 Tom Sturdivant 1961 3.86
66 78 John Tudor 1985 2.23
67 78 Dave Mlicki 1999 5.07
68 78 Frank Hiller 1952 5.64
69 78 Frank Castillo 2000 3.72
70 78 Dennis Leonard 1982 5.65
71 78 Mark Langston 1992 4.05
72 78 Jose Guzman 1994 9.15
73 78 Tim Leary 1990 4.54
74 78 Rick Wise 1977 4.77
75 78 Greg Harris 1995 9.64
76 78 Grant Jackson 1974 2.43
77 78 Nelson Briles 1975 4.74 DNP
78 78 Larry McWilliams 1985 4.99
79 78 Mark Clark 1999 8.84
80 78 Frank Tanana 1985 4.65
81 78 Mario Soto 1988 5.07
82 78 Pat Dobson 1973 4.72
83 77 Rick Sutcliffe 1987 3.94
84 77 John Montefusco 1981 3.72
85 77 Esteban Loaiza 2003 2.98
86 77 Chris Short 1969 7.20
87 77 Sonny Siebert 1968 3.33
88 77 Hal Brown 1956 4.27
89 77 Justin Miller 2009 3.18
90 77 Bert Blyleven 1982 6.20
91 77 Todd Ritchie 2003 5.40
92 77 Don Drysdale 1968 2.38
93 77 Jim Colborn 1977 3.99
94 77 Doug Rau 1980 0.00 DNP
95 77 Steve Trachsel 2002 4.15
96 77 Paul Wilson 2004 4.56
97 77 John Candelaria 1985 4.02
98 77 Bruce Kison 1981 3.68
99 77 Kenny Rogers 1996 4.88
100 77 Joe Hesketh 1990 5.28

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .282 .354 .479 .290
11 vs R (Multi) .264 .312 .443 .264
18 Split (Multi) .019 .042 .037 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .268 .317 .454 .259
31 vs R (2013) .227 .266 .386 .231
38 Split (2013) .041 .051 .067 .028
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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 The Padres signed Ross Ohlendorf in June because they needed innings real bad, and he gave them real bad innings.
2012 Ross Ohlendorf started nine games and registered the sixth-worst FRA in baseball (minimum 35 innings) before shoulder problems finished his season. The Pirates released him in December.
2011 Ohlendorf went backward in 2010, landing on the disabled list early with a lower-back strain and missing September with an upper-back strain. When his back wasn't barking, he got little support from his teammates either offensively or defensively. Ohlendorf's fastball is routinely in the 91-93 range, and he has tightened his slider over the years. If he is ever truly to break through, he needs to improve his changeup in order to better counteract left-handed hitters. Ohlendorf is a Princeton graduate and one of the brightest guys in the game; he interned at the United States Department of Agriculture during the 2009-10 offseason. He is also as apt as any player in the major leagues to purchase a copy of this book, which at the very least could serve as a worthy makeshift plate in his backyard as he attempts to refine his slow stuff.
2010 Ohlendorf became a reliable starting pitcher in his first full major-league season in 2009, consistently giving the Pirates good outings. For most the season, his fastball sat right around 90 mph, which he complemented with a good slider. However, the fastball jumped to 94 mph in the final two months, the same velocity he'd shown as a reliever with the Yankees. Ohlendorf is a quick learner, befitting an Ivy Leaguer from Princeton; he also operates a cattle ranch with his father on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, and is a pretty slick networker. He caught a ceremonial first pitch from Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack last season at PNC Park, and turned the meeting into an off-season internship in Washington. Note that SIERA predicts some regression, bringing to mind Casey Stengel's quip about Mike Marshall: "He has wonderful stuff and wonderful control and throws strikes, which shows he's educated. But then, say you're educated and you can't throw strikes; they don't leave you in too long."
2009 Acquired from the Yankees in the Nady trade, Ohlendorf was a big disappointment in his September cup of coffee, failing to throw strikes with any consistency while tending to run out of gas early. The Pirates attributed the fatigue to his transitioning back to starting after bouncing back and forth between roles the last two years. While he has the type of power arm and sinking fastball action you'd like to think might eventually front a rotation, he needs to develop durability and consistency to avoid falling back into a nice career as a classic sinker/slider power reliever.
2008 The key prospect received for Randy Johnson, Princeton product Ohlendorf struggled as a starter in Triple-A but, after a time out due to a bad back, improved when he took his sinking fastball to the bullpen. Ohlendorf showed improved velocity in relief, but his breaking pitches are still in the research and development phase, which puts him at a disadvantage against lefties. Nonetheless, his September call-up results were good enough to get him added to the postseason roster (results: not good), and he stands a good chance of making a wide-open bullpen in spring training.
2007 Now with the Yankees thanks to the Randy Johnson deal, Princeton University`s Ross Ohlendorf is a big pitcher who suffers from a small repetoire, at least as a starter. He has a microscopic walk rate and a good sinking fastball, but currently lacks the secondary pitches to be more than an option for the back of the rotation. The sinker could cause the Yankees to look at him through Wang-colored glasses, but Wang is more of an exception than an example to be duplicated, and Ohlendorf is the kind of pitcher who could blossom in the bullpen and be something more than a middle reliever.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Alfredo Aceves really gonna start the year in Boston's rotation?
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I'd wager that either he or Bard starts the year in the rotation but not both. Quite possible he starts in a long relief role and takes over once a couple of the palookas trying to resuscitate their careers (Aaron Cook, Ross Ohlendorf, etc.) have run their course. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, any breakout player/pitcher for the Bucs this year (pls give me some hope for this season!)?
(Frank from Vegas)
What, beyond seeing Pedro Alvarez settle in? Hrm... a breakout, eh? I think this is the year Ross Ohlendorf stops being just a nice guy to take a flyer on, and settles in as a good rotation regular, but that's more of a gut/expectation thing, not a worthwhile projection. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which Pirates pitcher will have the strongest season?
(Joe from Pa)
I'll be curious to see if Ross Ohlendorf's strong finish was real. I think he's the one member of the group with < 3.50 upside. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Follow up to the Joba question, do you see Edwar Ramirez taking over as the go-to guy in the 8th? He's a freak of nature who misses more bats than anyone, as far as i can tell.
(kimi from portsmouth)
I think he's still living down last year's rather disastrous audition, but the good thing for him is that Joe Torre isn't here anymore and Joe Girardi wasn't here then, so the impression hasn't been allowed to calcify. It's still obvious that they're not in a hurry to trust him with high-leverage situations, but eventually they're going to run out of other choices now that Joba is out of the pen. That said, they should be auditioning more relievers in general, a point I made in today's Pinstriped Blog entry over at YES. Given that they lose every game Ross Ohlendorf appears in anyway, they might as well give someone else a chance to pitch trash time and see if they can do well and move up to greater responsibilities. They have those guys down on the farm. (Steven Goldman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ross Ohlendorf threw 7,951 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (90mph).