Biographical

Portrait of Kanekoa Texeira

Kanekoa Texeira PBraves

Braves Player Cards | Braves Team Audit | Braves Depth Chart

2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.7 4.74 1.46 24 1 1 1 -0.2
Birth Date2-6-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
-0.02011
2012
2013
-0.22014
+proj
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
2010 KCA 24 27 0 42.7 0.0 42.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 190 51 24 22 3 70 15 14 2 19 4.64 4.27 4.94 2.6 0.2
2010 SEA 24 16 0 18.7 0.0 18.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 87 22 12 11 0 28 10 10 1 14 5.30 3.32 3.96 1.9 0.2
2011 KCA 25 6 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 13 2 2 0 13 3 2 0 0 2.84 4.48 5.57 -0.1 -0.0
Career49067.70.067.7110100312863835311128263334.664.024.734.40.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 KAN A 4 0 6.2 7.09 49 .284 .271 .339 .401 .264 .353 86 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2006 BRI Rk 19 0 23.2 2.72 145 .205 .265 .348 .405 .276 .318 70 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2007 KAN A 39 0 53.7 4.24 124 .230 .264 .341 .407 .262 .329 113 11.4 1.1 11.4 1.1
2007 hon Wnt 8 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 WNS A+ 36 0 38.7 3.57 127 .208 .257 .334 .381 .260 .255 103 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2008 BIR AA 15 0 22.3 3.97 111 .225 .272 .353 .412 .259 .310 96 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2009 TRN AA 41 6 101.3 4.50 82 .252 .257 .331 .381 .263 .284 87 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2010 KCA MLB 27 0 42.7 4.94 99 .281 .261 .327 .415 .260 .318 109 2.9 0.3 2.6 0.2
2010 SEA MLB 16 0 18.7 3.96 107 .282 .256 .321 .394 .257 .355 96 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2011 KCA MLB 6 0 6.3 5.57 88 .316 .254 .317 .389 .255 .406 112 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 TRN AA 11 0 11.0 5.44 63 .454 .261 .335 .393 .275 .458 86 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 OMA AAA 8 0 10.3 8.06 73 .298 .287 .365 .478 .270 .278 112 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 SWB AAA 5 0 4.3 5.87 50 .487 .259 .327 .405 .257 .600 88 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 YAN Rk 3 2 5.0 3.42 148 .216 .275 .343 .416 .258 .188 126 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2012 LOU AAA 34 3 56.3 4.50 102 .229 .258 .329 .395 .254 .259 102 2.9 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 LOU AAA 16 2 26.0 3.58 120 .238 .253 .318 .372 .249 .304 100 2.3 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 GWN AAA 13 10 70.3 6.70 67 .259 .264 .336 .410 .257 .303 107 -4.5 -0.4 -5.0 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
2006 BRI Rk 1 2 3 19 0 23.2 15 5 29 0 64% .318 5.8 1.9 0.0 11.2 0.86 0.78 7.7 0.8
2006 KAN A 0 0 0 4 0 6.2 8 1 2 1 33% .353 11.6 1.5 1.5 2.9 1.45 4.35 -0.6 -0.1
2007 KAN A 5 2 16 39 0 53.7 49 22 58 0 62% .329 8.2 3.7 0.0 9.7 1.32 3.69 11.4 1.1
2007 hon Wnt 0 0 0 8 0 8.7 12 3 4 0 0% .343 12.4 3.1 0.0 4.1 1.72 8.28 0.0 0.0
2008 WNS A+ 3 1 20 36 0 38.7 28 14 36 0 63% .255 6.5 3.3 0.0 8.4 1.09 0.93 8.7 0.9
2008 BIR AA 3 2 1 15 0 22.3 18 7 24 2 62% .310 7.3 2.8 0.8 9.7 1.12 2.02 3.4 0.3
2009 TRN AA 9 6 2 41 6 101.3 90 43 88 7 63% .284 8.0 3.8 0.6 7.8 1.31 2.84 -4.0 -0.4
2010 SEA MLB 0 1 0 16 0 18.7 22 10 14 0 48% .355 10.6 4.8 0.0 6.8 1.71 5.30 1.9 0.2
2010 KCA MLB 1 0 0 27 0 42.7 51 15 19 3 56% .318 10.8 3.2 0.6 4.0 1.55 4.64 2.6 0.2
2011 SWB AAA 0 1 0 5 0 4.3 16 3 4 1 46% .600 33.2 6.2 2.1 8.3 4.38 22.85 -1.3 -0.1
2011 YAN Rk 0 0 0 3 2 5.0 3 1 3 0 88% .188 5.4 1.8 0.0 5.4 0.80 0.00 1.9 0.2
2011 KCA MLB 0 0 0 6 0 6.3 13 3 0 0 53% .406 18.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.53 2.84 -0.1 -0.0
2011 OMA AAA 0 1 1 8 0 10.3 12 7 4 2 58% .278 10.5 6.1 1.7 3.5 1.84 5.23 -0.8 -0.1
2011 TRN AA 0 1 2 11 0 11.0 24 3 7 2 48% .458 19.6 2.5 1.6 5.7 2.45 10.64 -1.6 -0.2
2012 LOU AAA 0 3 1 34 3 56.3 47 27 35 2 55% .259 7.5 4.3 0.3 5.6 1.31 2.72 2.8 0.3
2013 LOU AAA 0 0 0 16 2 26.0 25 5 20 1 44% .304 8.7 1.7 0.3 6.9 1.15 2.42 2.0 0.2
2014 GWN AAA 3 5 0 13 10 70.3 77 36 33 7 45% .303 9.9 4.6 0.9 4.2 1.61 4.86 -5.0 -0.5

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
2010 959 0.4745 0.4586 0.8676 0.6505 0.2817 0.9392 0.7183 0.1279
2011 115 0.5391 0.4211 0.9792 0.6129 0.1887 0.9737 1.0000 0.0208
Career10740.48140.45460.87950.64650.27170.94290.74850.1164

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-15 2012-04-27 Minors 12 11 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-08 2011-08-04 Minors 57 53 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-28 2010-09-24 15-DL 27 24 Right Elbow Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 KCA $426,000
2010 KCA $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$826,000
2 yrTotal$826,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 22 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/6/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 3/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/12/11 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.426M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Kansas City 5/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Selected by Seattle from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/09. Signed 2/26/10. DFA 6/1/10. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Seattle 6/3/10.
  • Acquired in trade from Chicago White Sox 11/13/08 (Nick Swisher deal).
  • Drafted 2006 (22-675) (Saddleback CC, Calif.).

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 2.2 1.2 1.6 37 2 53.1 46 17 35 5 .269 1.18 3.65 3.97 4.4 0.4
80o 1.9 1 1.3 32 1 46.9 43 16 31 5 .284 1.27 4.05 4.4 1.5 0.2
70o 1.7 0.9 1.2 29 1 42.6 41 16 28 5 .295 1.34 4.35 4.72 -0.2 -0.0
60o 1.5 0.8 1.1 27 1 39.0 40 15 26 5 .304 1.40 4.60 5 -1.5 -0.1
50o 1.4 0.8 0.9 25 1 35.7 38 14 24 4 .313 1.46 4.85 5.27 -2.4 -0.2
40o 1.2 0.7 0.8 22 1 32.5 36 13 22 4 .321 1.51 5.09 5.54 -3.2 -0.3
30o 1.1 0.6 0.7 20 1 29.1 33 13 19 4 .331 1.58 5.36 5.83 -3.8 -0.4
20o 0.9 0.5 0.6 17 1 25.3 30 11 17 4 .342 1.65 5.68 6.18 -4.3 -0.4
10o 0.7 0.4 0.4 14 1 20.2 26 10 13 3 .357 1.77 6.14 6.67 -4.5 -0.5
Weighted Mean1.40.70.924134.93714234.3111.444.815.23-2.2-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 26% 10% 22% 43%

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
20152921241162652344755.3181.414.655.059.43.36.41.0-0.1
20163021244166682446755.3131.404.584.989.33.36.31.0-0.0
20173121239158612141755.3141.414.605.009.53.36.41.1-0.0
20183221137155572038755.3101.394.554.959.33.36.21.1-0.0
20193321133150531834655.3161.434.775.189.63.36.21.1-0.1
20203421133150521734655.3131.394.645.049.43.16.21.1-0.1
20213521131146491631655.3131.404.665.069.53.16.01.2-0.1
20223621129144471530655.3131.414.645.049.63.16.11.2-0.0
20233711128142441428555.3131.394.675.079.53.06.01.1-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.3321.41.21.39.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Freddy Dolsi 2011 0.00 DNP
2 85 Ruddy Lugo 2008 0.00 DNP
3 84 Shane Youman 2008 0.00 DNP
4 84 Adam Russell 2011 3.58
5 84 Josh Rupe 2011 5.65
6 84 Levale Speigner 2009 0.00 DNP
7 83 A.J. Murray 2010 0.00 DNP
8 83 Ross Wolf 2011 0.00 DNP
9 83 Brian Wolfe 2009 8.80
10 82 Carlos Fisher 2011 5.62
11 82 Chad Qualls 2007 3.16
12 82 Jesse Carlson 2009 4.92
13 82 Zach Kroenke 2012 0.00 DNP
14 81 Jim Johnson 2011 2.97
15 81 Cory Wade 2011 2.27
16 81 Steve Edlefsen 2013 0.00 DNP
17 81 Armando Gabino 2012 0.00 DNP
18 81 Ronald Belisario 2011 0.00 DNP
19 81 Jean Machi 2010 0.00 DNP
20 81 Ron Flores 2008 0.00 DNP
21 81 Ryan Speier 2008 3.88
22 81 Sean Henn 2009 6.91
23 81 Kelvin Jimenez 2009 0.00 DNP
24 81 Jose Capellan 2009 0.00 DNP
25 81 Willie Eyre 2007 5.56
26 81 Chris Leroux 2012 7.15
27 81 Sean Burnett 2011 3.81
28 80 Loek Van Mil 2013 0.00 DNP
29 80 Mariano Gomez 2011 0.00 DNP
30 80 Ryan Mattheus 2012 2.98
31 80 Craig Breslow 2009 4.00
32 80 Trystan Magnuson 2013 0.00 DNP
33 80 Geno Espineli 2011 0.00 DNP
34 80 Vinnie Chulk 2007 3.74
35 80 Mike McClendon 2013 0.00 DNP
36 80 Tim Wood 2011 5.62
37 80 Jon Hunton 2011 0.00 DNP
38 80 Chris Resop 2011 4.39
39 80 Luis Perdomo 2012 4.24
40 80 Chris Hatcher 2013 13.50
41 80 Steve Schmoll 2008 0.00 DNP
42 80 Brian Stokes 2008 3.51
43 80 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
44 80 Frank Herrmann 2012 2.33
45 79 Clay Zavada 2012 0.00 DNP
46 79 Tim Dillard 2012 5.11
47 79 Leo Rosales 2009 4.76
48 79 Royce Ring 2009 0.00 DNP
49 79 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
50 79 Jon Switzer 2008 0.00 DNP
51 79 Matt Wilhite 2010 0.00 DNP
52 79 Romulo Sanchez 2012 0.00 DNP
53 79 Willie Collazo 2008 0.00 DNP
54 79 Jose Veras 2009 5.90
55 79 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
56 79 Gabe DeHoyos 2008 0.00 DNP
57 78 Matt Roney 2008 0.00 DNP
58 78 Josh Roenicke 2011 3.78
59 78 Cesar Jimenez 2013 3.71
60 78 Dwayne Pollok 2009 0.00 DNP
61 78 Justin Dowdy 2012 0.00 DNP
62 78 Chris Hayes 2011 0.00 DNP
63 78 John Koronka 2009 13.50
64 78 Neal Musser 2009 0.00 DNP
65 78 Jaime Cerda 2007 0.00 DNP
66 78 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
67 78 Edwin Moreno 2009 5.24
68 78 Jeff Gray 2010 8.68
69 78 Esmerling Vasquez 2012 5.68
70 78 Mike Ekstrom 2012 6.32
71 78 Pat Misch 2010 4.78
72 78 Bob Keppel 2010 0.00 DNP
73 78 Josh Newman 2010 0.00 DNP
74 78 Josh Wilkie 2013 0.00 DNP
75 78 Brandon Kintzler 2013 3.04
76 78 Devon Lowery 2011 0.00 DNP
77 78 Steven Sharpe 2010 0.00 DNP
78 78 Steve Kent 2007 0.00 DNP
79 77 Tom Mastny 2009 0.00 DNP
80 77 Erick Threets 2010 1.46
81 77 Reid Mahon 2011 0.00 DNP
82 77 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
83 77 Doug Slaten 2008 5.57
84 77 Atahualpa Severino 2013 0.00 DNP
85 77 Cha Seung Baek 2008 4.91
86 77 Zech Zinicola 2013 0.00 DNP
87 77 Carlos Muniz 2009 0.00 DNP
88 77 Dusty Hughes 2010 4.47
89 77 Logan Ondrusek 2013 4.25
90 77 Randy Messenger 2010 0.00 DNP
91 77 Brad Salmon 2008 0.00 DNP
92 77 Brian Bass 2010 13.50
93 77 Steven Register 2011 0.00 DNP
94 76 Phil Coke 2011 5.30
95 76 Scott Rice 2010 0.00 DNP
96 76 John Ennis 2008 0.00 DNP
97 76 Merkin Valdez 2010 20.25
98 76 Dale Thayer 2009 5.93
99 76 Matt Guerrier 2007 2.25
100 76 Preston Larrison 2009 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Kanekoa Texeira has an occasionally nice breaking pitch that isn't quite good enough to separate him from two-dozen other candidates for 12th man on a staff.
2011 The Mariners selected Texeira, a Maui native who just turned 25, from the Yankees in the major-league phase of the Rule 5 draft, and the Royals in turn claimed him off waivers from Seattle in early June. Texeira pitched in low-leverage situations more than any other oft-used reliever on the staff, and whatever strikeout ability he showed in his limited time in the Pacific Northwest vanished in Kansas City. While Texeira was probably just trying to fit in with the rest of the KC middle relievers by cutting all of those pesky strikeouts from his appearances, he'll need to get them back if he wants to stick in the majors for more than Rule 5 purposes. His lone interesting pitch heading into the year was his slider, but he quit using that in favor of more fastballs after joining the Royals. Don't hold your breath waiting for those whiffs.
2010 Coming over to the Yankees in the Swisher trade, Kanekoa Texeira has a fine slider, but control remains a bridge too far; Rule 5'd to the Mariners in December.
2009 Sent to the Yankees in the Nick Swisher deal, side-arming Hawaiian reliever Kanekoa Texeira could emerge as another moving part in the Yankees’ fungible bullpen of quality team-controlled arms.

BP Articles

Kanekoa Texeira is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Trials of JobaJay Jaffe2011-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Rule 5 RouletteBen Lindbergh2011-04-07
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-22
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsMarc Normandin2011-03-22
BP Unfiltered: Rule 5 Lefties Find New HomesR.J. Anderson2011-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-10
Transaction Analysis: Angels and Royals MovesChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Kansas City RoyalsJohn Perrotto2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Grab BagChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Knack for Getting KnackeredChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Rule 5 UpdateJeff Euston2010-04-08
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Rule 5 WrapKevin Goldstein2009-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL EastJay Jaffe2009-03-29


BP Chats

No BP chats have mentioned this guy.

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kanekoa Texeira threw 1,217 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph).