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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.96 1.40 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date12-8-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.02011
2012
1.22013
-0.12014
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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 TBA 23 4 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 39 8 4 3 0 9 7 5 1 9 3.38 3.81 5.00 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA 25 39 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 4 2 0 3 0 0 226 32 12 11 1 45 20 19 3 62 1.71 2.35 2.42 11.0 1.2
2014 SDN 26 70 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 241 46 25 20 2 60 33 32 3 51 3.33 3.70 4.37 -1.5 -0.1
Career1130120.00.0120.07404005068641343114605671222.553.053.509.51.1

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
2006 ANG Rk 14 9 50.0 5.64 85 .268 .251 .357 .345 .267 .325 99 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2007 ANG Rk 4 0 5.7 8.80 52 .289 .282 .354 .405 .275 .211 109 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 RCU A+ 10 10 53.0 4.39 103 .271 .277 .352 .428 .280 .370 95 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2008 ANG Rk 4 4 23.3 5.62 90 .173 .278 .362 .414 .273 .213 104 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2009 RCU A+ 21 19 121.3 4.80 98 .232 .275 .347 .429 .270 .288 102 14.0 1.4 14.0 1.4
2009 ARK AA 5 5 26.0 3.60 125 .250 .256 .336 .373 .244 .329 107 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2009 MNT AA 2 2 8.7 6.50 50 .261 .248 .317 .352 .254 .240 98 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2010 MNT AA 27 27 142.7 4.35 101 .266 .269 .344 .406 .271 .335 98 16.1 1.6 16.1 1.6
2010 ZUL Wnt 6 6 27.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TBA MLB 4 0 8.0 5.00 87 .288 .236 .330 .395 .262 .364 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 27 27 146.3 4.61 101 .249 .261 .330 .405 .256 .331 95 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0
2012 DUR AAA 26 14 69.0 5.99 75 .284 .255 .325 .389 .254 .368 103 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2012 RAY Rk 4 4 11.3 2.67 145 .177 .242 .313 .324 .244 .304 96 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2012 ZUL Wnt 14 14 60.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 39 0 58.0 2.42 141 .184 .262 .324 .410 .271 .221 95 11.0 1.2 11.0 1.2
2013 DUR AAA 9 9 46.0 3.90 123 .222 .255 .323 .395 .257 .288 112 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
2013 VEN int 1 0 0.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SDN MLB 70 0 54.0 4.37 85 .271 .257 .316 .397 .263 .291 95 -1.9 -0.2 -1.5 -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
2006 ANG Rk 2 5 1 14 9 50.0 42 36 47 1 48% .325 7.6 6.5 0.2 8.5 1.56 4.32 3.6 0.4
2007 ANG Rk 1 0 0 4 0 5.7 4 8 3 0 63% .211 6.3 12.6 0.0 4.7 2.11 4.74 -1.1 -0.1
2008 RCU A+ 3 2 0 10 10 53.0 52 29 62 1 54% .370 8.8 4.9 0.2 10.5 1.53 3.91 8.1 0.8
2008 ANG Rk 4 0 0 4 4 23.3 11 10 24 1 67% .213 4.2 3.9 0.4 9.3 0.90 1.55 2.0 0.2
2009 ARK AA 3 1 0 5 5 26.0 23 17 25 0 54% .329 8.0 5.9 0.0 8.7 1.54 2.77 6.2 0.6
2009 RCU A+ 10 3 0 21 19 121.3 93 63 124 4 64% .288 6.9 4.7 0.3 9.2 1.29 2.75 14.0 1.4
2009 MNT AA 0 2 0 2 2 8.7 7 5 7 1 65% .240 7.2 5.2 1.0 7.2 1.38 3.10 -1.1 -0.1
2010 MNT AA 11 6 0 27 27 142.7 136 70 150 9 53% .335 8.6 4.4 0.6 9.5 1.44 3.47 16.1 1.6
2010 ZUL Wnt 4 0 0 6 6 27.7 19 6 30 0 0% .284 6.2 1.9 0.0 9.7 0.90 1.30 0.0 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 9 7 0 27 27 146.3 134 83 156 7 48% .331 8.2 5.1 0.4 9.6 1.48 3.08 10.5 1.0
2011 TBA MLB 1 1 0 4 0 8.0 8 7 9 0 59% .364 9.0 7.9 0.0 10.1 1.88 3.38 0.0 0.0
2012 ZUL Wnt 2 4 0 14 14 60.3 57 27 86 3 0% .375 8.5 4.0 0.4 12.8 1.39 4.48 0.0 0.0
2012 RAY Rk 0 1 0 4 4 11.3 7 4 17 0 70% .304 5.6 3.2 0.0 13.5 0.97 3.18 3.5 0.3
2012 DUR AAA 3 7 0 26 14 69.0 70 63 91 6 47% .368 9.1 8.2 0.8 11.9 1.93 7.30 5.3 0.5
2013 VEN int 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 1 2 2 0 0% 1.000 13.5 27.0 0.0 27.0 4.50 27.00 0.0 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 2 2 0 9 9 46.0 34 21 61 2 50% .288 6.7 4.1 0.4 11.9 1.20 3.52 9.7 1.0
2013 TBA MLB 4 2 0 39 0 58.0 32 20 62 1 46% .221 5.0 3.1 0.2 9.6 0.90 1.71 11.0 1.2
2014 SDN MLB 2 1 0 70 0 54.0 46 33 51 2 50% .291 7.7 5.5 0.3 8.5 1.46 3.33 -1.5 -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
2011 156 0.4808 0.3654 0.7895 0.5733 0.1728 0.8605 0.5714 0.2105
2013 887 0.4791 0.4752 0.7221 0.6588 0.3052 0.7643 0.6383 0.2755
2014 987 0.4164 0.4458 0.7091 0.6691 0.2865 0.8036 0.5515 0.2886
Career20300.44870.45250.7210.65720.28590.79080.5910.2769

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $509,000
2013 TBA $
2012 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$509,000
1 yrTotal$509,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 141 d1 year/$0.509M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2014). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Tampa Bay 1/22/14. Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/09. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 8/28/09 (Kazmir deal).
  • Signed 2005 by LA Angels as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 0 0 0 0 0 76.1 53 33 77 5 .268 1.12 2.73 2.97 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 70.2 52 32 71 5 .283 1.20 3.11 3.38 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 66.1 52 32 67 5 .293 1.26 3.38 3.68 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 62.7 51 31 64 5 .302 1.31 3.62 3.94 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 59.5 50 31 60 5 .310 1.36 3.85 4.19 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 56.4 49 30 57 5 .318 1.42 4.08 4.44 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 53.1 48 30 54 5 .327 1.47 4.33 4.71 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 49.4 47 29 50 4 .337 1.54 4.63 5.03 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 44.4 45 28 45 4 .352 1.64 5.05 5.49 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000059.04930605.3081.353.824.150.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 34% 19% 32% 58%

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
20152731150053452656451.3181.343.744.067.64.49.50.70.6
20162831155058482960551.3091.343.663.987.54.59.40.80.7
20172921146049412452451.3121.343.744.077.64.49.60.70.5
20183021147050412353451.3101.293.493.797.44.29.60.70.7
20193121144047392150451.3101.283.513.827.54.09.60.80.6
20203221141043362045451.3111.293.603.917.54.29.30.80.5
20213321138041341842351.3101.283.573.887.54.09.30.70.5
20223421136038321739351.3121.303.623.937.64.19.30.70.5
20233521134036301538351.3121.263.473.777.63.89.60.80.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.94.82.13.83.11.821.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Frankie De La Cruz 2010 0.00 DNP
2 86 Mark Rogers 2012 3.92
3 84 Jonny Venters 2011 1.94
4 83 Michael Kirkman 2013 8.18
5 83 Samuel Deduno 2010 3.38
6 82 Mitch Talbot 2010 4.97
7 81 Aaron Poreda 2013 0.00 DNP
8 81 Javy Guerra 2012 2.60
9 81 Eric Berger 2012 0.00 DNP
10 81 Juan Morillo 2010 0.00 DNP
11 80 Phil Coke 2009 5.25
12 80 Nick Hagadone 2012 6.39
13 80 Scott Elbert 2012 2.20
14 80 Rob Scahill 2013 5.13
15 79 Jeff Niemann 2009 4.18
16 79 Andrew Bailey 2010 1.47
17 79 Kyle Weiland 2013 0.00 DNP
18 79 Brayan Villarreal 2013 20.77
19 79 Tyson Ross 2013 3.53
20 79 Zach Phillips 2013 5.40
21 79 Renyel Pinto 2009 3.67
22 79 Juan Gutierrez 2010 5.40
23 79 Ryan Cook 2013 3.07
24 79 Kevin Mulvey 2011 0.00 DNP
25 78 Esmerling Vasquez 2010 5.53
26 78 Lucas Harrell 2011 6.00
27 77 J.D. Durbin 2008 0.00 DNP
28 77 Ryan Tucker 2013 0.00 DNP
29 77 Charlie Leesman 2013 8.22
30 77 Amaury Rivas 2012 0.00 DNP
31 77 Xavier Cedeno 2013 8.76
32 77 Marc Rzepczynski 2012 4.24
33 76 Bobby Parnell 2011 4.40
34 76 Clint Nageotte 2007 0.00 DNP
35 76 Jack Egbert 2009 27.00
36 76 Manny Parra 2009 6.94
37 76 Brad Mills 2011 9.82
38 76 Jason Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
39 76 Dan Jennings 2013 3.76
40 76 Fabio Castro 2011 0.00 DNP
41 76 Davis Romero 2009 0.00 DNP
42 75 Alex Wilson 2013 5.20
43 75 Kason Gabbard 2008 5.79
44 75 Daniel Moskos 2012 0.00 DNP
45 75 Andrew Cashner 2013 3.50
46 75 Antonio Bastardo 2012 4.50
47 75 Lance Lynn 2013 4.11
48 75 Luis Mendoza 2010 22.50
49 75 Rafael Perez 2008 3.66
50 75 Vin Mazzaro 2013 2.81
51 75 Bradley Holt 2013 0.00 DNP
52 75 David Phelps 2013 5.19
53 75 Bobby Jenks 2007 2.77
54 75 Bryan Morris 2013 3.46
55 75 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
56 75 Josh Collmenter 2012 3.89
57 75 Blake Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
58 75 Denny Bautista 2009 5.27
59 75 Chorye Spoone 2012 0.00 DNP
60 74 Jake McGee 2013 4.02
61 74 Doug Mathis 2009 3.59
62 74 Dana Eveland 2010 7.29
63 74 Jake Arrieta 2012 6.44
64 74 Cole Kimball 2012 0.00 DNP
65 74 Charlie Haeger 2010 9.30
66 74 Enrique Gonzalez 2009 4.91
67 74 Andrew Werner 2013 0.00 DNP
68 74 Henry Rodriguez 2013 4.91
69 74 Carlos Rosa 2011 0.00 DNP
70 74 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
71 73 Romulo Sanchez 2010 0.00
72 73 P.J. Walters 2011 7.20
73 73 Matt Albers 2009 5.91
74 73 Shane Lindsay 2011 12.00
75 73 Ross Detwiler 2012 4.11
76 73 Wade Davis 2012 2.56
77 73 Luis Perez 2011 5.54
78 73 Wade Miley 2013 3.91
79 73 Kevin Hart 2009 6.11
80 73 Troy Patton 2012 2.43
81 73 Ben Jukich 2009 0.00 DNP
82 73 Ricky Romero 2011 3.40
83 73 Andrew Carignan 2013 0.00 DNP
84 73 Chad Reineke 2008 5.00
85 73 Stephen Fife 2013 4.32
86 72 Daniel Cabrera 2007 5.86
87 72 Sean West 2012 0.00 DNP
88 72 Robert Ray 2010 2.45
89 72 Justin Fitzgerald 2012 0.00 DNP
90 72 Clayton Richard 2010 3.97
91 72 Zach Miner 2008 4.65
92 72 Jose Capellan 2007 6.58
93 72 Brandon Kintzler 2011 5.52
94 72 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
95 72 Kam Mickolio 2010 7.36
96 72 Aaron Crow 2013 3.56
97 72 Dustin McGowan 2008 4.85
98 72 Andrew Brackman 2012 0.00 DNP
99 72 Kyle Cofield 2013 0.00 DNP
100 72 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .176 .242 .224 .183
11 vs R (Multi) .154 .257 .228 .196
18 Split (Multi) .022 -.016 -.004 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .175 .241 .225 .183
31 vs R (2013) .149 .246 .223 .188
38 Split (2013) .026 -.005 .002 -.005
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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 Torres has always had a love-hate relationship with the strike zone, but after a good 2011 included a taste of big-league success, irreconcilable differences ruined his 2012. Torres allowed nearly a walk per inning and was temporarily demoted to the bullpen, where he foundered. In late July, a phantom injury was invented so he could work with Gulf Coast League pitching mentor Marty DeMerritt, whom Torres had known as a youngster in Venezuela. He returned to Durham on the last day of the Triple-A season and threw the best game of his minor-league career, showing simplified mechanics and a slider in place of his curve. If Torres can rebuild his confidence on that performance, he could eventually deliver on his promise as a mid-rotation starter, or thrive in the bullpen.
2012 He had but four big league appearances in 2011, but his first and his last outings were memorable. Torres's first came in a crucial series against the Yankees just after the All-Star break. Torres was called on for the ninth, but threw 44 pitches and blew the save. His last outing came in relief of Niemann, who was pulled after one inning due to ineffectiveness. Torres scattered three hits across five scoreless innings in a must-win against Toronto in the last week of the season. This came on the heels of a season with Durham in which he struck out 156 batters in 146 innings, walked 83, and was taken deep only seven times. He could likely hop into the fifth spot of any rotation in baseball except this one, which is the most crowded of any team. His stature and wildness could land him in the bullpen, or on another team.
2011 Acquired in the Scott Kazmir trade, this undersized lefty from Venezuela gets excellent movement on his low-90s fastball and has two above-average secondary offerings (curve and changeup). His unorthodox delivery generates concerns, as he compromises his command by throwing across his body; he led the Southern League in walks and strikeouts and averaged just 5.3 innings per start due to high pitch counts. Still, a high ground-ball rate and the ensuing double plays helped to erase some of those baserunners. His upside is that of a second starter, though if he can't cut the walks, he may wind up as a late-inning reliever. Either way, he'll take the next step at Durham.
2010 An undersized Venezuelan lefty, Torres blazed through the hitter-friendly California League in his full-season debut, fooling hitters with a variety of arm angles, missing bats, and growing grounders by the bushel. He earned a promotion to Double-A before being sent to the Rays in the Scott Kazmir deal, and he'll likely pick up in 2010 where he left off at Montgomery. Torres has a low-90s fastball and sharp-breaking curve and slider, both of which have the potential to become plus pitches, but he needs to improve his command and refine his changeup to take the next step.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Alexander Torres? Lots of strikeouts, lots of groundballs, but too many walks and a bit short at 5'10. What's his ceiling?
(John from Anaheim)
He might have some relief possibilities, but that's about it. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Alex Torres has thrown 2,142 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph) and Cutter (86mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (80mph).