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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
110.0 5.93 1.60 54 4 10 0 -1.5
Birth Date9-18-1989
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.52014
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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

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
2008 GRV Rk 3 3 4.0 7.33 50 .392 .267 .340 .392 .266 .438 102 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2009 LEX A 24 24 136.7 5.47 60 .287 .255 .325 .369 .264 .289 90 -12.1 -1.3 -12.1 -1.3
2010 LNC A+ 28 28 146.3 6.28 82 .300 .278 .347 .426 .269 .339 113 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2011 CCH AA 28 28 155.0 5.41 95 .265 .266 .334 .409 .254 .299 106 14.5 1.5 18.2 2.1
2012 CCH AA 25 25 146.0 5.00 87 .258 .256 .324 .389 .264 .302 99 6.0 0.6 7.0 0.5
2012 OKL AAA 4 4 23.3 6.49 66 .262 .276 .343 .449 .273 .275 98 -1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
2013 CCH AA 10 9 54.7 5.62 84 .257 .255 .321 .389 .256 .292 112 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2013 OKL AAA 15 14 68.7 6.97 52 .333 .268 .340 .412 .270 .343 99 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
2014 CCH AA 4 2 17.0 4.03 111 .236 .259 .320 .387 .261 .319 105 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2014 OKL AAA 8 1 18.3 10.26 -8 .332 .283 .344 .449 .275 .318 97 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 AST Rk 4 4 14.0 4.59 102 .259 .258 .333 .350 .261 .370 95 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
2008 GRV Rk 0 0 0 3 3 4.0 8 2 4 1 41% .438 18.0 4.5 2.2 9.0 2.50 13.50 -0.3 -0.0
2009 LEX A 8 10 0 24 24 136.7 137 39 88 11 41% .289 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.8 1.29 3.29 -12.1 -1.3
2010 LNC A+ 6 13 0 28 28 146.3 198 45 85 22 45% .339 12.2 2.8 1.4 5.2 1.66 6.64 8.3 0.8
2011 CCH AA 4 9 0 28 28 155.0 168 47 97 19 39% .299 9.8 2.7 1.1 5.6 1.39 5.23 18.2 2.1
2012 CCH AA 8 8 0 25 25 146.0 155 31 106 17 46% .302 9.6 1.9 1.0 6.5 1.27 4.07 7.0 0.5
2012 OKL AAA 0 1 0 4 4 23.3 24 7 11 2 34% .275 9.3 2.7 0.8 4.2 1.33 3.09 -1.6 -0.2
2013 OKL AAA 3 7 0 15 14 68.7 97 28 36 13 49% .343 12.7 3.7 1.7 4.7 1.82 7.34 -5.9 -0.6
2013 CCH AA 3 1 0 10 9 54.7 56 11 36 7 47% .292 9.2 1.8 1.2 5.9 1.23 4.77 2.5 0.3
2014 CCH AA 0 1 0 4 2 17.0 16 6 16 1 48% .319 8.5 3.2 0.5 8.5 1.29 2.65 1.5 0.2
2014 OKL AAA 1 1 0 8 1 18.3 24 10 9 3 41% .318 11.8 4.9 1.5 4.4 1.85 6.87 -0.7 -0.1
2014 AST Rk 1 0 0 4 4 14.0 17 1 11 0 70% .370 10.9 0.6 0.0 7.1 1.29 2.57 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-17 2014-08-20 Minors 64 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-27 2014-06-01 Minors 35 0 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Houston 3/13. DFA by Houston 6/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13.
  • Drafted by Houston 2008 (3s-109) (Second Baptist HS, Houston). $0.7M 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 5.7 10.1 0 24 24 127.4 133 42 63 18 .270 1.37 4.77 5.18 -0.3 -0.0
80o 5.1 10.1 0 22 22 121.2 133 42 60 18 .281 1.45 5.16 5.61 -5.7 -0.6
70o 4.7 10.1 0 22 22 116.9 134 42 58 18 .289 1.50 5.45 5.92 -9.1 -0.9
60o 4.3 10.1 0 21 21 113.3 134 42 56 18 .296 1.56 5.70 6.19 -11.8 -1.2
50o 4 10.1 0 20 20 109.9 134 42 54 18 .303 1.61 5.94 6.45 -14.1 -1.4
40o 3.7 10.1 0 20 20 106.6 134 42 53 18 .309 1.66 6.18 6.71 -16.2 -1.7
30o 3.4 10.1 0 19 19 103.1 134 42 51 18 .316 1.71 6.44 7 -18.3 -1.9
20o 3 10 0 18 18 99.1 134 42 49 18 .324 1.78 6.75 7.33 -20.4 -2.1
10o 2.5 10 0 17 17 93.7 133 42 46 18 .335 1.87 7.19 7.81 -22.9 -2.3
Weighted Mean41002020109.8133425418.3011.605.916.43-13.9-1.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
20152546016169310633501542.2891.505.425.8910.33.24.91.5-0.8
20162647016169611334541542.3011.545.566.0410.63.25.11.4-0.9
20172746015158810329491442.2991.515.435.9010.63.05.01.4-0.7
2018284601414849728481342.2971.485.265.7210.43.05.11.4-0.6
2019294601515869928491342.2981.485.215.6610.42.95.11.4-0.5
2020304601515869927481342.2961.465.175.6210.32.85.01.4-0.5
2021314501414819325451242.2961.465.155.6010.42.85.01.3-0.4
2022324501313778724431242.2961.455.095.5310.22.85.01.4-0.4
2023334501212728322401142.2951.455.085.5310.32.75.01.4-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.9out of baseball0.44.13.46.28.8

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1 94 Brooks Raley 2012 8.51
2 93 Jacob Thompson 2011 0.00 DNP
3 91 Ching Lung Lo 2010 0.00 DNP
4 91 Pat Dean 2013 0.00 DNP
5 91 Chris Seddon 2008 0.00 DNP
6 91 Justin Thomas 2008 6.75
7 91 Michael Bowman 2011 0.00 DNP
8 90 Edgar Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
9 90 Abe Alvarez 2007 0.00 DNP
10 90 Michael Antonini 2010 0.00 DNP
11 90 Brock Huntzinger 2013 0.00 DNP
12 90 Travis Banwart 2010 0.00 DNP
13 90 Ryan Kulik 2010 0.00 DNP
14 89 Chris Mason 2009 0.00 DNP
15 89 Doug Fister 2008 0.00 DNP
16 89 Pedro Villarreal 2012 0.00
17 89 Andrew Carpenter 2009 11.12
18 88 Jesus Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
19 88 Marlon Arias 2009 0.00 DNP
20 87 Parker Frazier 2013 0.00 DNP
21 87 Barry Enright 2010 3.91
22 87 James Avery 2008 0.00 DNP
23 87 Deck McGuire 2013 0.00 DNP
24 87 Caleb Clay 2012 0.00 DNP
25 87 Hung-Wen Chen 2010 0.00 DNP
26 87 Sean Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
27 87 Robert Morey 2013 0.00 DNP
28 87 Bobby Doran 2013 0.00 DNP
29 87 Trevor Holder 2011 0.00 DNP
30 86 Jose Alvarez 2013 6.05
31 86 Josh Romanski 2011 0.00 DNP
32 86 Pedro Beato 2011 5.64
33 86 Julio Cesar Pimentel 2010 0.00 DNP
34 86 Mario Hollands 2013 0.00 DNP
35 86 Todd Redmond 2009 0.00 DNP
36 86 Cole Cook 2013 0.00 DNP
37 86 Tim Kiely 2010 0.00 DNP
38 86 Andrew Robinson 2012 0.00 DNP
39 86 Donovan Hand 2010 0.00 DNP
40 86 Blake Johnson 2009 0.00 DNP
41 86 James Russell 2010 6.98
42 86 Chris Hicks 2011 0.00 DNP
43 86 Dylan Owen 2011 0.00 DNP
44 86 Ryan Pope 2010 0.00 DNP
45 86 Dae-Eun Rhee 2013 0.00 DNP
46 86 Cameron Hobson 2013 0.00 DNP
47 86 Elisaul Pimentel 2013 0.00 DNP
48 86 Jordan Cooper 2013 0.00 DNP
49 86 Oliver Drake 2011 0.00 DNP
50 86 Cole DeVries 2009 0.00 DNP
51 86 Sean Black 2012 0.00 DNP
52 85 Steve Garrison 2011 0.00
53 85 Marcos Frias 2013 0.00 DNP
54 85 Jeff Mandel 2009 0.00 DNP
55 85 Jose Sanchez 2008 0.00 DNP
56 85 Ross Ohlendorf 2007 2.84
57 85 Tyler Waldron 2013 0.00 DNP
58 85 Logan Darnell 2013 0.00 DNP
59 85 Manny Correa 2013 0.00 DNP
60 85 Hiram Burgos 2012 0.00 DNP
61 85 Kelvin Villa 2010 0.00 DNP
62 85 Brad Lincoln 2009 0.00 DNP
63 85 Justin Edwards 2012 0.00 DNP
64 85 Rob Rasmussen 2013 0.00 DNP
65 85 Ryan Webb 2010 3.20
66 85 Deolis Guerra 2013 0.00 DNP
67 85 Jeff Marquez 2009 0.00 DNP
68 85 Cesar Ramos 2008 0.00 DNP
69 85 Matt Torra 2008 0.00 DNP
70 85 Sam LeCure 2008 0.00 DNP
71 85 Alex Wilson 2011 0.00 DNP
72 85 Nick Pereira 2007 0.00 DNP
73 85 Joseph Cruz 2013 0.00 DNP
74 85 Jeremy Bleich 2011 0.00 DNP
75 85 Andrew Liebel 2010 0.00 DNP
76 84 Paul Clemens 2012 0.00 DNP
77 84 Steven Shell 2007 0.00 DNP
78 84 Seth Garrison 2010 0.00 DNP
79 84 Kyle Heckathorn 2012 0.00 DNP
80 84 Brandon Durden 2009 0.00 DNP
81 84 Chris Salamida 2008 0.00 DNP
82 84 Fernando Rodriguez 2008 0.00 DNP
83 84 Frank De Los Santos 2012 0.00 DNP
84 84 Cory Riordan 2010 0.00 DNP
85 84 Spencer Arroyo 2013 0.00 DNP
86 84 Mark Cohoon 2012 0.00 DNP
87 84 Scott Moviel 2012 0.00 DNP
88 84 Jacob Rasner 2011 0.00 DNP
89 84 Stephen Marek 2008 0.00 DNP
90 84 Kyle Hald 2013 0.00 DNP
91 84 Angel Cuan 2013 0.00 DNP
92 84 James Gillheeney 2012 0.00 DNP
93 83 Steve Johnson 2012 2.11
94 83 Andrew Carraway 2011 0.00 DNP
95 83 Robert Gilliam 2012 0.00 DNP
96 83 R.J. Seidel 2012 0.00 DNP
97 83 Manny Ayala 2009 0.00 DNP
98 83 Braulio Lara 2013 0.00 DNP
99 83 Ryan Chaffee 2012 0.00 DNP
100 83 Mike Rayl 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 The Astros are hoping that 2008 third-round pick Seaton was just suffering from PTSD after his time pitching for the Lancaster JetHawks in 2010. The important thing is that he survived—it will get better in time (they hope). And he keeps pouring strikes into the strike zone, a skill he's always had. He was reported to have thrown 96 mph at least once in high school, has a perfect pitcher's frame, and has even been reported in the “mid-90s” recently. But he doesn't generate ground balls, and there's going to be more traumatic stress in his future if he doesn't make some adjustment.
2011 Ross Seaton had a brutal 2010, but his stuff is good and at least some of his poor performance can be traced to pitching at Lancaster, where runs are scored at a higher pace than anywhere else in pro ball.
2010 Seaton was a third-round pick in 2008, one the Astros felt he was worth an above-slot $700,000 bonus. He's a big, projectable righty, but he didn't get many strikeouts at Lexington. He wasn't bad, as his other numbers attest, but whereas Lyles, his younger teammate, blew away hitters to the tune of 10.4 K/9, Seaton settled for just just 5.8. His velocity is still a bit below average, and he'll need to start using his curve or slider as an out pitch if he wants to put hitters away. He'll likely head to Lancaster, which usually isn't a fun assignment for pitch-to-contact guys.
2009 A third round pick from the Houston area and the valedictorian of his high school, Rod Seaton is a projectable tall guy with a good fastball who almost certainly would have headed to college had the team that drafted him not been the Astros.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-22
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
Future Shock: Houston Astros Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-12-14
California League Tour, Part 2: Inland Empire, San Jose, Rancho Cucamonga and VisaliaCharles Dahan2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Astros Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: June 2Kevin Goldstein2009-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Future Top Dogs, NLKevin Goldstein2009-04-08


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