Biographical

Portrait of Chad Orvella

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 82.3 4 10 1 66 5.79 0.5
Birth Date10-1-1980
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
2005 TBA 24 37 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 3 3 1 1 0 0 220 47 26 20 4 74 23 21 1 43 3.60 3.81 3.81 10.7 1.1
2006 TBA 25 22 0 24.3 0.0 24.3 1 5 0 4 0 0 130 36 23 20 6 64 20 20 3 17 7.40 7.83 7.91 -3.6 -0.3
2007 TBA 26 10 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 2 0 1 0 0 56 18 16 13 3 34 10 9 1 6 14.62 10.81 7.40 -2.0 -0.2
Career69082.30.082.3410160040610165531317253505665.795.685.485.20.5

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 HUD A- 10 0 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CSC A 22 0 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAK A+ 15 0 17.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 6 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 37 0 50.0 3.81 122 .259 .272 .333 .432 .266 .289 103 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2005 MNT AA 16 0 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TBA MLB 22 0 24.3 7.91 51 .346 .272 .343 .450 .264 .357 108 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2006 DUR AAA 27 0 38.1 1.75 157 .214 .257 .328 .394 .260 .333 90 15.8 1.6 15.8 1.6
2007 TBA MLB 10 0 8.0 7.40 53 .452 .258 .321 .407 .254 .417 103 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2007 DUR AAA 42 0 52.0 4.18 102 .230 .258 .329 .398 .258 .244 93 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2009 NWA AA 8 1 11.0 3.76 131 .204 .268 .342 .395 .252 .261 118 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2009 DUR AAA 19 0 32.3 5.78 83 .256 .266 .331 .398 .248 .304 115 0.1 0.0 0.1 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 HUD A- 0 0 8 10 0 12.3 6 1 15 0 0% .214 4.4 0.7 0.0 11.0 0.57 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 1 1 2 1 0% .000 5.3 5.3 5.3 10.6 1.18 5.29 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 0 0 4 6 0 7.3 0 0 15 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.5 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 BAK A+ 0 1 4 15 0 17.7 13 4 24 2 0% .268 6.6 2.0 1.0 12.2 0.96 3.05 0.0 0.0
2004 CSC A 1 0 4 22 0 47.3 28 5 76 4 0% .273 5.3 1.0 0.8 14.5 0.70 1.33 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA 0 0 9 16 0 25.0 15 6 29 0 0% -.429 5.4 2.2 0.0 10.4 0.84 0.36 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 3 3 1 37 0 50.0 47 23 43 4 34% .289 8.5 4.1 0.7 7.7 1.40 3.60 10.7 1.1
2006 DUR AAA 4 0 1 27 0 38.1 31 9 55 2 38% .333 7.3 2.1 0.5 13.0 1.05 1.89 15.8 1.6
2006 TBA MLB 1 5 0 22 0 24.3 36 20 17 6 38% .357 13.3 7.4 2.2 6.3 2.30 7.40 -3.6 -0.3
2007 DUR AAA 3 3 20 42 0 52.0 39 19 53 6 41% .244 6.8 3.3 1.0 9.2 1.12 3.12 6.6 0.6
2007 TBA MLB 0 2 0 10 0 8.0 18 10 6 3 44% .417 20.2 11.2 3.4 6.8 3.50 14.62 -2.0 -0.2
2009 DUR AAA 0 1 0 19 0 32.3 36 11 24 5 31% .304 10.0 3.1 1.4 6.7 1.46 6.13 0.1 0.0
2009 NWA AA 1 1 0 8 1 11.0 7 0 6 1 33% .261 5.7 0.0 0.8 4.9 0.64 1.64 3.6 0.4

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
2009-07-21 2009-08-25 Minors 35 0 Right Groin Strain -
2009-07-07 2009-07-20 Minors 13 0 Right Groin Strain -
2008-03-21 2008-10-28 60-DL 221 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2008-05-23

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 ANA $400,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$400,700
1 yrTotal$400,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 86 d

Details
  • released by LAA 3/10 signed as a free agent from TB 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 12/8/08
  • 1 year/$0.4007M (08)
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/10/07
  • recalled 5/9/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 8/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 recalled 4/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 recalled 5/05 03 13-368

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 In the spring of 2006, Orvella went into camp with an honest shot at the Rays' closer job. Now, he's drifting towards the fringes of the organization. One statistic really pops out when looking at Orvella's record: in 201 2/3 minor league innings, he's walked only 45 batters; in 82 1/3 major league frames, he's issued 53 free passes. That's called pitching scared, and it's how ERAs end up in the double-digits and prospects are quickly forgotten.
2007 A successful position player-to-pitcher conversion case, Orvella`s performances in the minors conjure memories of a young Troy Percival. Given that, his major league debut in 2005 was somewhat disappointing, but still suggested that the Rays had a useful reliever on their hands. Last spring, Joe Maddon and his coaches decided that Orvella`s delivery time to the plate was poor enough that it necessitated reworking his mechanics, despite the risk that the young pitcher, more inexperienced than most of his peers, might not take well to learning how to pitch again. The Rays got what they wanted, but lost what they had, as the new-look Orvella couldn`t get anyone out. Given the various handicaps under which the Rays operate, these kinds of self-defeating moves are just gratuitous. Orvella`s 2006 at Durham strongly suggests that he could be a successful major league pitcher if he could just get free of these masochists.
2006 When Chuck LaMar composed the Old Regime`s epitaph--`The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball is wins and losses at the major-league level`--he may have been thinking of Orvella, subject of a truly outstanding makeover in the minors. An undersized shortstop at N.C. State, the Rays hazarded a 13th-round pick on Orvella, signed him for a whopping $2,500 and told him he was a pitcher. Cue the training montage, complete with Survivor playing `Eye of the Tiger.` Orvella came up with a power sinker and blew the minors away. His final stats: a 1.22 ERA in 111 innings, 23 walks, 160 strikeouts. The majors proved a harder nut to crack, in part because his control was off, but once he settles down, there`s no reason he can`t close. With Baez in L.A. he`ll get the chance.
2005 Back at N.C. State, he was a shortstop who couldn't hit. The Rays drafted him in the 13th round, made him a pitcher, and the results have been phenomenal. Nearly 14 strikeouts per nine innings? A 12:1 strikeout/walk ratio? 1.46 ERA? The only crack to be seen right now is that too many of the few hits he allows (5.0 per nine innings? Yes, 5.0.) go long. Between a moving mid-90s fastball and a change-up that starts in the middle of the plate and finishes in Glavine territory, hitters haven't been able to catch up to him yet. If you're in a fantasy keeper league, go get this guy.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: American League NRIs of NoteJoe Sheehan2009-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessBuilding a Better Bullpen: The Rays' 2008 Relief CorpsCaleb Peiffer2008-02-06
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-02
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Can Win the World SeriesDerek Jacques2007-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Pick a Closer, Any CloserAlex Carnevale2007-02-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-17Christina Kahrl2006-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Charging the MoundChris Liss2006-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Charging the MoundJeff Erickson2006-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-16
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-17Christina Kahrl2006-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: FAAB FactorJeff Erickson2006-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Spring Prospect Report, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-03-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Tampa Bay Devil RaysMichael Groopman2006-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Tampa Bay Devil RaysWill Carroll2006-03-01
Prospectus Notebook: Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2005-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 7Christina Kahrl2005-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Reasons to BelieveDayn Perry2005-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Seven Days LeftWill Carroll2005-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
Prospectus Notebook: Friday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Drafting College ClosersJeff Erickson2005-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Weekend NotesJeff Erickson2005-06-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Teams in TransitionJeff Erickson2005-05-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessGetting the Call: Impact Call-Ups of 2005Caleb Peiffer2005-04-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the biggest sabermatric flameout of all time? Bobby Estalella? Jackie Rexrode? Roberto Petagine? Someone else?
(Bob from Seattle)
Wow, that's a great list, though there's a difference between not producing and never getting the chance to produce. I can't add to it other than to add my own personal nemesis: Chad Orvella, who I drafted based on PECOTA's unabashed, notes in the lunchroom crush on him. That didn't turn out well. (Ken Funck)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Chad Orvella threw 42 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph), Change (85mph) and Sinker (89mph).