Biographical

Portrait of Donnie Veal

Donnie Veal PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
47.7 4.24 1.46 47 2 2 0 0.2
Birth Date9-18-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.42012
-0.02013
0.32014
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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
2009 PIT 24 19 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 87 18 13 13 2 29 20 20 2 16 7.16 6.73 6.98 -3.3 -0.4
2012 CHA 27 24 0 13.0 0.0 13.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 49 5 2 2 0 8 4 4 0 19 1.38 1.05 1.29 3.6 0.4
2013 CHA 28 50 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 2 3 0 2 0 0 126 26 16 15 3 39 16 15 0 29 4.60 4.06 4.57 -0.1 -0.0
2014 CHA 29 7 0 6.0 0.0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 6 5 5 0 9 7 6 1 6 7.50 5.16 3.46 1.0 0.1
Career100064.70.064.733130029455363558547453704.874.234.461.20.1

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
2005 BOI A- 7 6 29.0 4.37 106 .218 .256 .337 .405 .260 .246 103 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2006 PEO A 14 14 73.2 4.92 26 .201 .260 .344 .382 .260 .261 51 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2006 DAY A+ 14 14 80.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .236 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TEN AA 28 27 130.3 5.03 92 .269 .255 .330 .386 .261 .317 102 8.7 0.9 8.2 0.6
2008 TEN AA 29 29 145.3 6.32 80 .267 .262 .339 .403 .252 .316 112 1.6 0.2 2.9 0.1
2008 MSS Wnt 10 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 PIT MLB 19 0 16.3 6.98 40 .329 .257 .331 .402 .263 .340 96 -3.4 -0.3 -3.3 -0.4
2009 ALT AA 7 5 13.3 3.47 119 .188 .256 .339 .390 .269 .192 97 3.6 0.4 3.7 0.4
2009 IND AAA 9 1 14.0 7.45 29 .229 .263 .327 .385 .244 .182 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2009 SUR Wnt 7 7 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 IND AAA 9 9 49.7 5.41 89 .240 .259 .326 .404 .249 .277 103 1.6 0.2 0.5 0.0
2011 BRD A+ 7 4 19.3 4.45 112 .226 .256 .320 .370 .250 .296 105 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2011 ALT AA 4 0 4.7 9.75 -57 .440 .265 .332 .404 .270 .333 82 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2011 IND AAA 7 0 6.3 4.81 85 .269 .261 .332 .389 .256 .312 94 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 PIR Rk 1 1 1.7 3.85 140 .259 .231 .299 .335 .226 .333 122 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 CHA MLB 24 0 13.0 1.29 173 .159 .254 .324 .406 .259 .192 109 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2012 CHR AAA 35 0 52.0 3.11 129 .214 .257 .329 .384 .251 .305 99 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1
2013 CHA MLB 50 0 29.3 4.57 94 .246 .261 .329 .416 .274 .295 100 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 CHR AAA 17 0 26.7 4.70 89 .238 .256 .329 .384 .255 .338 97 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2014 CHA MLB 7 0 6.0 3.46 124 .320 .246 .319 .373 .257 .333 109 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 CHR AAA 37 0 50.0 5.31 93 .277 .264 .332 .388 .251 .353 111 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2

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 BOI A- 1 2 0 7 6 29.0 18 15 34 2 45% .246 5.6 4.7 0.6 10.6 1.14 2.48 4.0 0.4
2006 DAY A+ 6 2 0 14 14 80.2 46 42 88 3 0% .236 5.2 4.7 0.3 9.9 1.10 1.68 0.0 0.0
2006 PEO A 5 3 0 14 14 73.2 45 40 86 4 49% .261 5.5 4.9 0.5 10.6 1.16 2.70 2.9 0.3
2007 TEN AA 8 10 0 28 27 130.3 126 73 131 11 43% .317 8.7 5.0 0.8 9.0 1.53 4.97 8.2 0.6
2008 TEN AA 5 10 0 29 29 145.3 150 81 123 19 46% .316 9.3 5.0 1.2 7.6 1.59 4.52 2.9 0.1
2008 MSS Wnt 0 0 0 10 0 9.0 9 13 9 1 0% .333 9.0 13.0 1.0 9.0 2.44 10.00 0.0 0.0
2009 IND AAA 0 1 0 9 1 14.0 6 16 13 0 67% .182 3.9 10.3 0.0 8.4 1.57 6.43 -2.3 -0.2
2009 ALT AA 0 0 0 7 5 13.3 5 10 18 0 54% .192 3.4 6.8 0.0 12.2 1.13 1.35 3.7 0.4
2009 SUR Wnt 3 1 0 7 7 21.0 17 7 22 1 0% .296 7.3 3.0 0.4 9.4 1.14 2.14 0.0 0.0
2009 PIT MLB 1 0 0 19 0 16.3 18 20 16 2 43% .340 9.9 11.0 1.1 8.8 2.33 7.16 -3.3 -0.4
2010 IND AAA 3 2 0 9 9 49.7 42 23 41 3 45% .277 7.6 4.2 0.5 7.4 1.31 4.35 0.5 0.0
2011 IND AAA 0 0 0 7 0 6.3 5 7 7 0 50% .312 7.1 9.9 0.0 9.9 1.89 5.68 -0.1 -0.0
2011 PIR Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.7 1 2 3 0 33% .333 5.4 10.8 0.0 16.2 1.80 5.40 0.6 0.1
2011 ALT AA 0 1 0 4 0 4.7 9 0 3 3 57% .333 17.4 0.0 5.8 5.8 1.93 7.71 -3.1 -0.3
2011 BRD A+ 0 1 0 7 4 19.3 17 6 18 1 49% .296 7.9 2.8 0.5 8.4 1.19 2.79 4.5 0.4
2012 CHA MLB 0 0 1 24 0 13.0 5 4 19 0 38% .192 3.5 2.8 0.0 13.2 0.69 1.38 3.6 0.4
2012 CHR AAA 7 3 2 35 0 52.0 40 23 61 0 56% .305 6.9 4.0 0.0 10.6 1.21 2.08 10.9 1.1
2013 CHR AAA 2 2 2 17 0 26.7 23 14 30 1 48% .338 7.8 4.7 0.3 10.1 1.39 2.70 1.3 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 2 3 0 50 0 29.3 26 16 29 3 53% .295 8.0 4.9 0.9 8.9 1.43 4.60 -0.1 -0.0
2014 CHA MLB 0 0 0 7 0 6.0 6 7 6 0 39% .333 9.0 10.5 0.0 9.0 2.17 7.50 1.0 0.1
2014 CHR AAA 4 5 4 37 0 50.0 57 27 49 4 46% .353 10.3 4.9 0.7 8.8 1.68 5.94 1.9 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
2009 364 0.4560 0.3269 0.8067 0.5000 0.1818 0.9036 0.5833 0.1933
2012 184 0.5543 0.4783 0.6136 0.5490 0.3902 0.7321 0.4063 0.3864
2013 497 0.4326 0.4004 0.7337 0.5953 0.2518 0.8906 0.4507 0.2663
2014 127 0.4803 0.3150 0.8250 0.4754 0.1667 0.8276 0.8182 0.1750
Career11720.46410.38050.74740.54540.24260.86290.52470.2526

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-09 2011-08-26 Minors 48 43 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-04-10 2011-05-22 Minors 42 40 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-06-04 -
2010-05-24 2010-09-07 Minors 106 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-06-04
2009-08-04 2009-09-08 15-DL 35 31 Left Fingers Sprain Index Finger -
2009-05-30 2009-07-10 15-DL 41 37 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $516,000
2013 CHA $497,500
2009 PIT $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$897,500
2011Current$516,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,413,500
4 yrTotal$1,413,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 d1 year/$0.516M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14. DFA by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/19/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/10/11.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Selected by Pittsburgh from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft 12/11/08. Signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/09.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2005 (2-68). $0.53M 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 0 0 0 0 0 80.6 57 36 78 7 .246 1.17 2.99 3.25 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 73.7 57 36 72 7 .261 1.26 3.42 3.71 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 68.9 56 36 67 6 .272 1.33 3.73 4.05 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 64.9 56 35 63 6 .281 1.40 4.00 4.35 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 61.3 55 35 60 6 .290 1.46 4.26 4.63 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 57.7 54 34 56 6 .299 1.52 4.53 4.92 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 54.0 53 33 52 6 .308 1.59 4.81 5.23 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 49.8 51 32 48 6 .319 1.68 5.16 5.61 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 44.1 49 31 43 6 .335 1.80 5.65 6.14 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000060.75434596.2881.444.224.590.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
9% 17% 17% 21% 42%

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
20153021037040372341446.3051.514.534.928.45.29.30.90.0
20163121040042362343446.2881.403.994.347.74.99.20.90.3
20173221041043382443446.2891.434.084.437.95.08.90.80.3
20183321039041372241446.2941.444.194.568.14.89.00.90.2
20193421036038341937446.2891.414.154.518.14.58.81.00.2
20203521034036331835446.2951.434.164.528.34.58.81.00.2
20213621033035311735446.2931.384.024.378.04.49.11.00.2
20223721031033301632446.2941.414.094.458.34.48.81.10.2
20233821030032301531446.2931.394.074.438.44.28.61.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.100.91.51.20.66.8

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Alex Hinshaw 2012 6.04
2 85 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
3 84 Dennis Sarfate 2010 0.00 DNP
4 83 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
5 83 Royce Ring 2010 15.43
6 82 John Axford 2012 5.45
7 82 Dusty Hughes 2011 9.95
8 82 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
9 81 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
10 81 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
11 81 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
12 80 Justin Thomas 2013 0.00 DNP
13 80 Chris Schroder 2008 5.40
14 80 Mitch Stetter 2010 14.73
15 80 Denny Bautista 2012 0.00 DNP
16 80 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
17 80 Jon Link 2013 0.00 DNP
18 80 Tim Wood 2012 0.00 DNP
19 79 Ryan Mattheus 2013 6.62
20 79 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
21 79 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
22 79 Juan Morillo 2013 0.00 DNP
23 79 Stephen Marek 2013 0.00 DNP
24 78 Ryan Speier 2009 4.76
25 78 Tom Wilhelmsen 2013 4.27
26 78 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
27 78 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
28 78 Omar Beltre 2011 0.00 DNP
29 78 Josh Schmidt 2012 0.00 DNP
30 78 Kurt Birkins 2010 0.00 DNP
31 78 Rich Rundles 2010 0.00 DNP
32 78 Kevin Cameron 2009 3.44
33 77 Chad Qualls 2008 3.54
34 77 David Purcey 2011 5.61
35 76 Franklyn German 2009 0.00 DNP
36 76 Brandon Medders 2009 3.41
37 76 Derrick Loop 2013 0.00 DNP
38 76 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
39 76 Jason Bulger 2008 7.31
40 76 Charlie Manning 2008 5.36
41 76 Mark Worrell 2012 0.00 DNP
42 76 Ross Wolf 2012 0.00 DNP
43 76 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
44 76 Brad Ziegler 2009 3.44
45 76 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
46 76 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
47 76 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
48 75 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
49 75 Dane De La Rosa 2012 12.60
50 75 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
51 75 Michael Gonzalez 2007 1.59
52 75 Evan Meek 2012 6.75
53 75 Jordan De Jong 2008 0.00 DNP
54 75 Chris Resop 2012 4.28
55 75 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
56 75 Derrick Turnbow 2007 4.76
57 75 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
58 75 Jose Diaz 2013 0.00 DNP
59 75 Andrew Bailey 2013 3.77
60 75 Gabe DeHoyos 2009 0.00 DNP
61 74 Eric Hull 2009 0.00 DNP
62 74 Ramon Troncoso 2012 0.00 DNP
63 74 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
64 74 Sam LeCure 2013 2.66
65 74 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
66 74 Sean Green 2008 5.35
67 74 Romulo Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
68 74 Jairo Asencio 2012 5.13
69 74 Mitchell Boggs 2013 8.87
70 74 Neil Wagner 2013 4.03
71 74 Rafael Perez 2011 3.86
72 74 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
73 74 Esmerling Vasquez 2013 0.00 DNP
74 74 Anthony Slama 2013 0.00 DNP
75 74 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
76 74 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
77 74 Vinnie Chulk 2008 5.12
78 74 Matt Smith 2008 0.00 DNP
79 73 Joe Thatcher 2011 4.50
80 73 Roy Corcoran 2009 6.63
81 73 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
82 73 Mark McLemore 2010 0.00 DNP
83 73 Phil Coke 2012 4.67
84 73 Javier Lopez 2007 3.54
85 73 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
86 73 Samuel Deduno 2013 4.00
87 73 Beau Vaughan 2010 0.00 DNP
88 73 Cesar Ramos 2013 4.01
89 72 J.P. Howell 2012 3.04
90 72 Craig Breslow 2010 3.13
91 72 Brent Leach 2012 0.00 DNP
92 72 Bob McCrory 2011 0.00 DNP
93 72 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
94 72 Joe Torres 2012 0.00 DNP
95 72 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
96 72 Brian Bruney 2011 6.86
97 72 Joe Bateman 2009 0.00 DNP
98 72 Chris George 2009 0.00 DNP
99 72 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
100 72 Carlos Torres 2012 5.26

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .226 .303 .342 .226
11 vs R (Multi) .201 .333 .305 .235
18 Split (Multi) .026 -.030 .037 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .257 .333 .386 .243
31 vs R (2013) .200 .333 .300 .232
38 Split (2013) .057 .000 .086 .011
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 Veal has a lot to prove before he can be relied upon, but he represents a demographic of player who is a worthwhile risk: those less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery. He hadn't figured things out in 2011, and the Pirates gave up on him. But the before-surgery skills that made him a top prospect as a starting pitcher shone through in the bullpen after the White Sox signed him last year. His sinker-curve combination is highly effective against batters on both sides of the plate, and he has good velocity for a lefty. Veal has a chance to be an important part of the bullpen as long as he can avoid additional injuries.
2011 Veal appeared to be on his way to conquering his longstanding control problems when he blew out an elbow ligament last season at Triple-A and underwent Tommy John surgery. The southpaw is expected to miss at least the first half of this season and probably won't be fully operational and capable of keeping local systems in line until 2012. He has outstanding raw ability, featuring a 95-mph heater and an above-average curveball, but he has also lost critical development time after spending 2009 in the major leagues as a Rule 5 draft pick, then being limited to 10 starts last season. Veal has the stuff and the work ethic to be a good pitcher, but it's going to be a while before he gets a chance to prove it.
2010 The Pirates knew the fireballing Veal was going to be a project when they selected him in the Rule 5 draft from the Cubs after he led the Southern League in walks and wild pitches in 2008. They did their best to hide Veal, using him only in blowouts last season (the ones they were losing, leads being too rare to waste on development opportunities), and finding two injuries during the course of the season that allowed him to get sent away on extended rehabilitation assignments to Indianapolis and Altoona. He spent plenty of hours working on the side with pitching coach Joe Kerrigan last season, and the lessons began paying off in the Arizona Fall League, where Veal was dominant. He'll begin this season in the Triple-A rotation, and if his AFL performance was real then the Pirates might have something to brag about.
2009 Once a top prospect in the system, Veal's repeated failure to advance represent a massive disappointment, one surrounded by questions about his effort. Even so, he's gifted with a power arsenal: a reliably low-90s fastball, and an overhand curve that flits from dominant offering to "ball!" The Cubs decided not to make room for him on the 40-man, and the Pirates snapped him up via the Rule 5 draft on the off chance that plus stuff and a spot in the pen might be a nice match of player and possibility.
2008 That Veal is the best pitching prospect the Cubs have is irrefutable evidence that their farm system is no longer the pitching factory that it once was. He failed to take a step forward last year, particularly in terms of his command. The silver lining is that there's a school of thought that says big lefties develop slowly, with top PECOTA comparable Chris Capuano being one of the better examples.
2007 Veal has the makings of a front-line lefty, but let`s not get too hasty. He`s mostly fastball right now; his changeup is good, his curve not so much, but control is a problem for both pitches. He had to overcome a torn labrum in college, which is another worry point. On the mound, Veal comes out of a high leg kick, making the ball tough to pick up. That`s why he has those exceptionally low BABIPs; other pitchers who hide the ball well, such as Dontrelle Willis, share that trait.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Patterson, Donald Veal, and Sean Marshall for AJ Burnett.
(Jack from Chicago)
With the way he's pitching right now, would you really rather have Burnett over just Marshall? Reminds of the days when teams would clamor to get Tim Belcher every July. (Dayn Perry)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far has scouts opinions of Donald Veal fallen since last spring?
(ajmorriso from Chicago)
It's certainly fallen. He still has great stuff, but he needed to improve his command and instead it went backwards. Hard to bet against that kind of arm though. (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


Donnie Veal has thrown 1,287 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (78mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph).