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Portrait of Chin-hui Tsao

Chin-hui Tsao PRockies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 88.3 4 4 4 60 5.40 0.1
Birth Date6-2-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight170 lbs
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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
2003 COL 22 9 8 43.3 42.3 1.0 3 3 0 0 3 0 196 48 30 29 11 87 20 19 4 29 6.02 6.60 7.15 0.4 0.1
2004 COL 23 10 0 9.3 0.0 9.3 0 0 1 1 0 0 37 7 4 4 2 15 1 1 0 11 3.86 3.70 5.13 1.0 0.1
2005 COL 24 10 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 1 0 3 1 0 0 56 16 8 8 3 29 5 4 1 4 6.55 7.45 7.38 -1.7 -0.2
2007 LAN 26 21 0 24.7 0.0 24.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 97 18 12 12 3 32 8 8 1 16 4.38 4.56 5.38 1.0 0.1
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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
2000 ASH A 24 24 145.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLM A+ 4 4 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TRI A- 3 3 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLM A+ 9 9 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 9 8 43.3 7.15 68 .280 .266 .332 .421 .262 .280 117 -1.5 -0.2 0.4 0.1
2003 TUL AA 18 18 113.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 10 0 9.3 5.13 100 .225 .266 .321 .438 .261 .217 109 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2004 ASH A 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUL AA 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CSP AAA 4 4 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .436 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 10 0 11.0 7.38 53 .339 .262 .333 .404 .259 .302 110 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2005 MOD A+ 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSP AAA 1 1 1.0 2.48 160 .167 .265 .334 .472 .268 .333 119 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 LAN MLB 21 0 24.7 5.38 86 .209 .265 .329 .412 .256 .217 98 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2007 LVG AAA 5 0 5.0 2.46 161 .174 .285 .356 .438 .256 .400 125 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2008 OMA AAA 7 0 11.3 7.00 70 .222 .261 .337 .423 .258 .214 102 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -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
2000 ASH A 11 8 0 24 24 145.0 119 40 187 8 0% .000 7.4 2.5 0.5 11.6 1.10 2.73 0.0 0.0
2001 SLM A+ 0 4 0 4 4 17.3 23 5 18 1 0% .000 12.0 2.6 0.5 9.4 1.62 4.68 0.0 0.0
2002 TRI A- 0 0 0 3 3 11.0 6 2 16 0 0% .250 4.9 1.6 0.0 13.1 0.73 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 SLM A+ 4 2 0 9 9 47.3 34 12 45 3 0% .258 6.5 2.3 0.6 8.6 0.97 2.09 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 3 3 0 9 8 43.3 48 20 29 11 45% .280 10.0 4.2 2.3 6.0 1.57 6.02 0.4 0.1
2003 TUL AA 11 4 0 18 18 113.3 88 26 125 7 0% .286 7.0 2.1 0.6 9.9 1.01 2.46 0.0 0.0
2004 CSP AAA 1 1 0 4 4 12.7 22 5 14 5 0% .436 15.6 3.5 3.5 9.9 2.13 8.50 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 0 0 1 10 0 9.3 7 1 11 2 52% .217 6.8 1.0 1.9 10.6 0.86 3.86 1.0 0.1
2004 TUL AA 1 1 0 2 2 13.0 12 2 10 1 0% .297 8.3 1.4 0.7 6.9 1.08 2.77 0.0 0.0
2004 ASH A 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 8 1 14 1 0% .304 7.2 0.9 0.9 12.6 0.90 1.80 0.0 0.0
2005 MOD A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 1 0 3 10 0 11.0 16 5 4 3 30% .302 13.1 4.1 2.5 3.3 1.91 6.55 -1.7 -0.2
2005 CSP AAA 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 67% .333 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.9 0.1
2007 LVG AAA 0 1 2 5 0 5.0 4 1 9 0 50% .400 7.2 1.8 0.0 16.2 1.00 3.60 2.4 0.2
2007 LAN MLB 0 1 0 21 0 24.7 18 8 16 3 40% .217 6.6 2.9 1.1 5.8 1.05 4.38 1.0 0.1
2008 OMA AAA 1 0 1 7 0 11.3 10 0 10 4 38% .214 8.0 0.0 3.2 8.0 0.88 5.58 -0.4 -0.0

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
2007-07-15 2007-10-01 60-DL 78 72 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-05-20 2007-06-29 15-DL 40 36 Right Shoulder Strain -
2006-03-02 2006-10-02 60-DL 214 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2005-05-25
2005-05-12 2005-10-03 60-DL 144 131 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2005-05-25
2005-03-28 2005-04-12 15-DL 15 6 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-08-24 2003-09-16 15-DL 23 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-15 2001-09-05 Minors 113 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate 2001-05-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 COL $332,000
2005 COL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$649,000
2 yrTotal$649,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 85 d3.087 08 KC med gd

Details
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 1/3/08, 1 year/$0.6M (08) (minor-league contract)
  • perf/a bs
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/6/07 (declined 11/12/07)
  • recalled 4/18/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/13/07 recalled 4/10/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/07 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/07 signed as a free agent from COL 1/07, 1 year (07)
  • non-tendered 12/06
  • 1 year/$0.332M (06)
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.317M (05) (split contract $89,352 min)
  • optioned to Triple-A 4/04 recalled 7/03 $2.2M signing bonus Taiwan 99

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Labrum and rotator cuff woes kept Chin-Hui Tsao from fulfilling his promise in Colorado, and after a strong start with the Dodgers, his shoulder troubles returned to wreck yet another season.
2007 We once called Chin-Hui Tsao a `lulu` of an international free agent signing, but after years of shifting roles, heavy workloads, and several major arm injuries, he`s become a long shot, begging the question, Is it better to have had great talent once, even if you have to leave most of it on the surgeon`s table, or to never have had it at all?
2006 After missing nearly all of 2005 with shoulder surgery, Tsao is on track on his rehab but won`t be ready to handle a full spring training workload in March. He`ll spend 2006 working on his fastball and changeup, with the breaking pitches to come later, though if he remains in the bullpen as planned, he may be able to get by with just the first two. That 2003 season in Tulsa is getting smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror, and after the injuries, it`s impossible to know if Tsao will burn out or become a bullpen sleeper by July.
2005 There were several philosophical discussions about the nature of a Colorado pitching prospect that started around Tsao. He missed significant time in 2004 because of external obligations, shoulder soreness, and blister problems. The Rockies see Tsao as a future closer, which is what every team heading for 65 wins needs most, rather than a starting pitcher, right?

BP Articles

Chin-hui Tsao is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Which Players and Teams Look Best Over the Next Half-Decade?Nate Silver2014-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Jerome Wasn't Built in a DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: One Month DownJay Jaffe2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 3-6Christina Kahrl2006-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Was It Worth It?Will Carroll2005-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 22, 2005Ben Murphy2005-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: One Quick GameWill Carroll2005-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Forging InjuriesWill Carroll2005-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Chicago ConcernWill Carroll2005-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: FAAB FactorJeff Erickson2005-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: FAAB FactorJan Levine2005-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: No Intro...Just InjuriesWill Carroll2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: An All-Star Comes to IndyWill Carroll2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Opening DayWill Carroll2005-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Colorado RockiesWill Carroll2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessLABR of Love: How Team BP Fared at the NL LABR DraftJonah Keri2005-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Closer Situations in FluxJeff Erickson2005-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - PitchersBaseball Prospectus2005-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Raspberry BereWill Carroll2004-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-31
Top 40 Prospects: RoundtableBaseball Prospectus2003-01-29


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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, Chin-hui Tsao threw 250 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) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph) and Curve (80mph).