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Aaron Thompson PTwins

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.0 5.59 1.65 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date2-28-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
-0.42011
2012
2013
0.22014
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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
2011 PIT 24 4 1 7.7 4.3 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 13 6 6 2 22 6 6 0 1 7.04 8.47 9.59 -3.7 -0.4
2014 MIN 27 7 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 8 2 2 0 11 2 1 0 6 2.45 2.34 2.70 1.7 0.2
Career11115.04.310.700000072218823387074.805.486.37-2.1-0.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2005 JAM A- 5 5 20.3 5.20 67 .285 .262 .339 .405 .261 .355 74 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2006 GRB A 24 24 134.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 20 19 115.0 5.16 86 .259 .264 .327 .382 .255 .316 95 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 CAR AA 16 16 81.7 6.50 70 .301 .258 .334 .387 .248 .358 107 -4.2 -0.4 2.3 0.2
2008 MRL Rk 2 2 9.0 4.01 117 .185 .295 .348 .399 .266 .320 102 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2008 MSS Wnt 11 0 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 HAR AA 6 6 32.7 4.74 90 .268 .259 .336 .373 .261 .299 97 2.2 0.2 1.8 0.1
2009 JAX AA 20 20 114.0 5.33 67 .281 .255 .333 .377 .266 .303 91 -7.5 -0.8 -6.8 -0.9
2010 HAR AA 26 26 136.7 6.27 64 .298 .258 .331 .393 .257 .333 102 -5.9 -0.6 -6.4 -1.0
2010 SYR AAA 1 1 5.0 4.77 105 .240 .247 .304 .390 .236 .312 106 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 4 1 7.7 9.59 -44 .389 .248 .308 .391 .257 .344 94 -3.9 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2011 ALT AA 28 12 83.7 4.40 90 .290 .256 .319 .383 .267 .332 84 1.4 0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 IND AAA 5 4 19.0 5.23 86 .258 .271 .328 .417 .259 .333 95 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 4 2 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NBR AA 22 13 86.0 6.33 60 .312 .255 .321 .384 .255 .353 102 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2013 NBR AA 11 0 14.7 2.65 143 .163 .249 .328 .383 .262 .256 102 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2013 ROC AAA 31 1 44.0 4.00 112 .255 .256 .325 .382 .251 .351 104 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2014 MIN MLB 7 0 7.3 2.70 140 .246 .249 .305 .363 .250 .348 108 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2014 ROC AAA 46 0 52.0 4.50 104 .254 .259 .328 .388 .251 .306 105 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5

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
2005 JAM A- 1 2 0 5 5 20.3 25 10 17 1 44% .355 11.1 4.4 0.4 7.5 1.72 3.10 1.8 0.2
2006 GRB A 8 8 0 24 24 134.0 139 35 114 12 0% .319 9.3 2.4 0.8 7.7 1.30 3.63 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 4 6 0 20 19 115.0 121 35 84 2 60% .316 9.5 2.7 0.2 6.6 1.36 3.37 -0.9 -0.1
2008 MSS Wnt 1 0 0 11 0 15.0 17 6 14 3 0% .318 10.2 3.6 1.8 8.4 1.53 6.00 0.0 0.0
2008 CAR AA 2 5 0 16 16 81.7 111 40 53 9 53% .358 12.2 4.4 1.0 5.8 1.85 5.62 2.3 0.2
2008 MRL Rk 0 0 0 2 2 9.0 8 1 9 0 76% .320 8.0 1.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 2.00 1.5 0.1
2009 HAR AA 0 3 0 6 6 32.7 32 11 27 3 45% .299 8.8 3.0 0.8 7.4 1.31 3.30 1.8 0.1
2009 JAX AA 5 9 0 20 20 114.0 121 43 75 7 51% .303 9.6 3.4 0.6 5.9 1.44 4.11 -6.8 -0.9
2010 HAR AA 4 13 0 26 26 136.7 164 53 95 16 48% .333 10.8 3.5 1.1 6.3 1.59 5.79 -6.4 -1.0
2010 SYR AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 4 0 38% .312 9.0 5.4 0.0 7.2 1.60 1.80 0.5 0.0
2011 IND AAA 1 0 0 5 4 19.0 23 9 10 0 42% .333 10.9 4.3 0.0 4.7 1.68 2.84 0.2 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 0 1 0 4 2 10.3 15 4 3 3 0% .316 13.1 3.5 2.6 2.6 1.84 6.10 0.0 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 0 0 0 4 1 7.7 13 6 1 2 38% .344 15.3 7.0 2.3 1.2 2.48 7.04 -3.7 -0.4
2011 ALT AA 4 7 0 28 12 83.7 100 20 51 6 43% .332 10.8 2.2 0.6 5.5 1.43 5.16 -0.8 -0.1
2012 NBR AA 3 8 0 22 13 86.0 115 22 45 9 44% .353 12.0 2.3 0.9 4.7 1.59 5.23 -5.1 -0.5
2013 ROC AAA 3 2 6 31 1 44.0 49 13 42 3 48% .351 10.0 2.7 0.6 8.6 1.41 3.48 10.1 1.0
2013 NBR AA 0 1 3 11 0 14.7 11 3 11 0 56% .256 6.8 1.8 0.0 6.8 0.95 0.61 3.8 0.4
2014 ROC AAA 3 3 3 46 0 52.0 49 26 51 5 43% .306 8.5 4.5 0.9 8.8 1.44 3.98 5.2 0.5
2014 MIN MLB 0 0 0 7 0 7.3 8 2 6 0 30% .348 9.8 2.5 0.0 7.4 1.36 2.45 1.7 0.2

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
2011 154 0.4221 0.3831 0.8983 0.5538 0.2584 0.9444 0.8261 0.1017
2014 98 0.5714 0.4694 0.7609 0.5536 0.3571 0.8710 0.5333 0.2391
Career2520.48020.41670.84490.55370.29680.91590.71220.1551

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-03 2013-04-17 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-05-13 2008-07-20 Minors 68 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-06-06 2007-07-14 Minors 38 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-08-24 2006-09-05 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 24 dOctagon1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/24/11, sent outright to AAA 6/30/11. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/24/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Washington 11/19/09. Re-signed by Washington 2/10. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Washington 12/23/10.
  • Acquired by Washington in trade from Florida (Nick Johnson deal) 7/31/09.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (1-22) (Second Baptist HS, Houston). Signed 6/05, $1.225M 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 2.9 4.2 0.5 21 10 66.7 73 22 33 7 .287 1.42 4.80 5.21 -0.5 -0.1
80o 2.5 4 0.4 20 9 60.9 71 22 30 7 .300 1.52 5.24 5.69 -3.5 -0.4
70o 2.2 3.9 0.4 18 8 56.8 69 21 28 7 .310 1.59 5.56 6.05 -5.4 -0.5
60o 2 3.8 0.3 17 8 53.4 68 21 27 7 .319 1.66 5.85 6.35 -6.6 -0.7
50o 1.8 3.7 0.3 16 7 50.3 66 20 25 7 .327 1.72 6.12 6.65 -7.7 -0.8
40o 1.6 3.6 0.3 15 7 47.2 65 20 24 7 .335 1.79 6.39 6.95 -8.6 -0.9
30o 1.4 3.4 0.2 14 6 44.0 63 19 22 6 .344 1.86 6.69 7.27 -9.3 -0.9
20o 1.2 3.3 0.2 13 6 40.4 60 18 20 6 .354 1.94 7.05 7.66 -9.9 -1.0
10o 0.9 3 0.2 11 5 35.5 56 17 18 6 .368 2.07 7.56 8.22 -10.4 -1.1
Weighted Mean1.83.60.316749.76520257.3251.716.086.61-7.4-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 10% 3% 13% 19%

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
201528671411813616751801848.3171.605.526.0011.03.45.31.2-1.3
201629461311310313039601448.3231.655.746.2411.43.45.31.2-1.3
20173046130139812537581348.3271.655.836.3411.53.45.31.2-1.3
20183145129129511734561248.3201.595.415.8811.13.25.31.1-0.8
20193245128129311133551248.3131.555.225.6710.73.25.31.2-0.6
20203345126118610531501148.3151.585.345.8110.93.25.21.1-0.7
20213434125118210028461148.3151.575.395.8611.03.15.11.2-0.7
2022353402310769326431048.3151.575.365.8211.03.15.11.2-0.6
20233634022972882540948.3151.565.325.7810.93.15.01.1-0.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Kris Johnson 2012 0.00 DNP
2 93 Tyson Brummett 2012 0.00
3 90 Daryl Maday 2013 0.00 DNP
4 89 Keith Weiser 2012 0.00 DNP
5 89 Pedro Liriano 2008 0.00 DNP
6 88 Brett Sinkbeil 2012 0.00 DNP
7 87 Mike Esposito 2009 0.00 DNP
8 87 Ryan Ketchner 2009 0.00 DNP
9 87 Francisley Bueno 2008 7.71
10 87 Evan MacLane 2010 9.00
11 87 Dan Denham 2010 0.00 DNP
12 86 Matthew Green 2009 0.00 DNP
13 86 Chris Smith 2008 7.85
14 86 Casey Daigle 2008 0.00 DNP
15 86 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
16 86 Cory Arbiso 2013 0.00 DNP
17 86 Luke Putkonen 2013 3.34
18 86 Ryan Mullins 2011 0.00 DNP
19 85 Adam Mills 2012 0.00 DNP
20 85 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
21 85 Camilo Vazquez 2011 0.00 DNP
22 85 David Kopp 2013 0.00 DNP
23 85 Matt Klinker 2012 0.00 DNP
24 85 Alberto Bastardo 2011 0.00 DNP
25 84 Cesar Carrillo 2011 0.00 DNP
26 84 Polin Trinidad 2012 0.00 DNP
27 84 Brandon Moore 2013 0.00 DNP
28 84 Nathanial Culp 2012 0.00 DNP
29 84 Clint Goocher 2009 0.00 DNP
30 84 Jeremy Kehrt 2013 0.00 DNP
31 84 David Pauley 2010 4.37
32 84 Sean Gleason 2013 0.00 DNP
33 84 Stephen Faris 2011 0.00 DNP
34 84 Miguel Pinango 2010 0.00 DNP
35 84 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
36 84 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
37 83 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
38 83 Steven Hammond 2009 0.00 DNP
39 83 Seung Song 2007 0.00 DNP
40 83 Bobby Brownlie 2008 0.00 DNP
41 83 Ryan Pope 2013 0.00 DNP
42 83 Andrew Dobies 2010 0.00 DNP
43 83 Jeff Marquez 2012 0.00 DNP
44 83 Fernando Rodriguez 2011 4.13
45 83 Cole DeVries 2012 4.93
46 83 Josh Sullivan 2012 0.00 DNP
47 83 Michael Crotta 2012 0.00 DNP
48 83 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
49 83 Scott Hodsdon 2012 0.00 DNP
50 83 Thad Weber 2012 9.00
51 83 Brandon Mann 2011 0.00 DNP
52 83 Matthew Long 2011 0.00 DNP
53 82 Jared Wesson 2013 0.00 DNP
54 82 Kurt Isenberg 2009 0.00 DNP
55 82 Will Savage 2012 0.00 DNP
56 82 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
57 82 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
58 82 Michael Anton 2012 0.00 DNP
59 82 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
60 82 Josh Butler 2012 0.00 DNP
61 82 Alan Horne 2010 0.00 DNP
62 82 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
63 82 Matt Torra 2011 0.00 DNP
64 82 Shawn Haviland 2013 0.00 DNP
65 82 Anthony Lerew 2010 8.54
66 82 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
67 81 Steven Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
68 81 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
69 81 Jack Egbert 2010 0.00 DNP
70 81 Wynn Pelzer 2013 0.00 DNP
71 81 Mario Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
72 81 Tim Stauffer 2009 3.82
73 81 Sean Walker 2010 0.00 DNP
74 81 Reid Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
75 81 Ryan Morse 2010 0.00 DNP
76 81 Luis Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
77 81 Tobi Stoner 2012 0.00 DNP
78 81 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
79 81 Darin Downs 2012 3.48
80 81 Jesus A. Castillo 2011 0.00 DNP
81 81 Jared Wells 2009 0.00 DNP
82 81 Justin Thomas 2011 0.00 DNP
83 81 Zach Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
84 80 Zack Segovia 2010 0.00 DNP
85 80 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
86 80 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
87 80 Derek Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
88 80 Chris Waters 2008 5.29
89 80 Clayton Mortensen 2012 3.21
90 80 Ramon Garcia 2012 0.00 DNP
91 80 Tanner Watson 2009 0.00 DNP
92 80 Jairo Cuevas 2011 0.00 DNP
93 80 Eric Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
94 80 Sam Narron 2009 0.00 DNP
95 80 Jake Stevens 2012 0.00 DNP
96 80 Alan Johnson 2011 11.25
97 80 Davis Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
98 80 Miguel Asencio 2008 0.00 DNP
99 80 T.J. Nall 2008 0.00 DNP
100 80 Ben Jukich 2010 0.00 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Pittsburgh removed Aaron Thompson from its 40-man roster in June before re-adding him in August for a spot start. His fastball sits in the high 80s and his change is nifty; however, his upside is limited to a lefty specialist, if that.
2011 Despite low-90s velocity with good movement, Aaron Thompson struggled terribly after the third inning, going from 4.5 runs allowed per nine innings (RA/9) to 8.7, suggesting a future in the pen, not telemarketing—he's a lefty, after all.
2010 A Fish fry received in the Nick the Stick trade, Aaron Thompson touches the low 90s with his fastball and has some upside if he can develop with his assortment.
2007 Another young `un in the Sally League, Aaron Thompson`s stuff isn`t nearly as good as Volstad`s, West`s, or Tucker`s; he`ll need better command if he`s to succeed.

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The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East UpdateChristina Kahrl2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: August 24Kevin Goldstein2009-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East TweakeryChristina Kahrl2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Fishing for Mediocrity?Bryan Smith2007-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Hostile EnvironmentsBryan Smith2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Aaron Thompson has thrown 256 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (90mph), Curve (74mph) and Change (84mph).