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Portrait of Clay Zavada

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.0 4.42 1.40 29 1 1 1 -0.1
Birth Date6-28-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-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
2009 ARI 25 49 0 51.0 0.0 51.0 3 3 0 0 0 0 221 45 22 19 5 68 24 22 3 52 3.35 3.88 4.39 4.4 0.5
Career49051.00.051.033000022145221956824223523.353.884.394.40.5

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 MSO Rk 22 0 49.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SBN A 24 0 35.3 2.28 143 .086 .257 .324 .370 .263 .119 96 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2009 ARI MLB 49 0 51.0 4.39 102 .253 .250 .324 .399 .257 .292 99 4.1 0.4 4.4 0.5
2009 MOB AA 11 0 17.3 5.13 76 .220 .256 .332 .389 .274 .195 97 -0.5 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2010 RNO AAA 5 0 3.0 17.21 -115 .410 .286 .359 .427 .267 .462 105 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2011 MOB AA 44 0 60.3 4.92 106 .258 .272 .340 .419 .260 .330 110 6.3 0.6 5.8 0.7
2012 MEM AAA 9 0 10.0 9.24 28 .304 .283 .342 .431 .267 .278 103 -2.2 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 SAN AA 21 0 21.3 5.90 57 .303 .251 .325 .385 .258 .262 95 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3

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 MSO Rk 2 3 2 22 0 49.1 41 15 51 3 0% .277 7.5 2.7 0.5 9.3 1.14 3.12 0.0 0.0
2008 SBN A 3 1 8 24 0 35.3 6 5 54 1 52% .119 1.5 1.3 0.3 13.8 0.31 0.51 9.6 1.0
2009 ARI MLB 3 3 0 49 0 51.0 45 24 52 5 32% .292 7.9 4.2 0.9 9.2 1.35 3.35 4.4 0.5
2009 MOB AA 1 0 0 11 0 17.3 10 7 18 2 42% .195 5.2 3.6 1.0 9.4 0.98 2.60 -0.7 -0.0
2010 RNO AAA 0 1 0 5 0 3.0 6 10 2 0 38% .462 18.0 30.0 0.0 6.0 5.33 30.00 -4.1 -0.4
2011 MOB AA 3 2 2 44 0 60.3 67 21 46 4 45% .330 10.0 3.1 0.6 6.9 1.46 3.43 5.8 0.7
2012 MEM AAA 0 0 0 9 0 10.0 12 6 5 2 39% .278 10.8 5.4 1.8 4.5 1.80 12.60 -1.7 -0.2
2013 SAN AA 0 2 1 21 0 21.3 19 12 17 2 40% .262 8.0 5.1 0.8 7.2 1.45 3.80 -2.4 -0.3

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 845 0.5006 0.4533 0.7441 0.6217 0.2844 0.8099 0.6000 0.2533
Career8450.50060.45330.74410.62170.28440.80990.60.2533

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-06 2010-09-07 Minors 124 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-05-18
2010-04-10 2010-04-22 Minors 12 0 Left Elbow Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 139 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 7/3/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 3/30/12. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/15/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 1/5/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/11/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 11/6/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/20/08. Re-signed 3/3/09.
  • Drafted 2006 (30-897) (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville).

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 2.4 1.1 2.2 46 0 54.7 41 20 45 5 .258 1.12 3.20 3.48 6.1 0.6
80o 2.1 0.9 1.8 40 0 48.0 39 19 39 5 .274 1.21 3.61 3.92 2.8 0.3
70o 1.8 0.7 1.6 36 0 43.3 38 18 35 4 .285 1.28 3.91 4.25 0.8 0.1
60o 1.7 0.6 1.4 33 0 39.5 36 17 32 4 .295 1.34 4.17 4.53 -0.6 -0.1
50o 1.5 0.6 1.3 30 0 35.9 34 16 29 4 .304 1.40 4.42 4.8 -1.7 -0.2
40o 1.3 0.5 1.1 27 0 32.5 32 15 27 4 .313 1.46 4.67 5.08 -2.7 -0.3
30o 1.2 0.4 0.9 24 0 28.9 30 14 24 3 .323 1.53 4.95 5.38 -3.4 -0.3
20o 1 0.3 0.8 21 0 24.8 27 13 20 3 .335 1.61 5.28 5.74 -4.0 -0.4
10o 0.7 0.2 0.6 16 0 19.3 22 11 16 3 .351 1.73 5.75 6.25 -4.2 -0.4
Weighted Mean1.50.51.229035.13316294.3021.394.384.76-1.5-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 16% 5% 15% 29%

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
20153121240048462139542.3081.414.384.768.74.07.40.90.1
20163221241048462138542.3051.394.364.748.63.97.10.90.1
20173321238045431934542.3041.394.444.838.73.86.91.00.1
20183421236043421833542.3041.404.414.798.83.86.91.00.1
20193521134040391631542.3051.364.374.758.73.66.91.10.1
20203621132039371630442.3051.374.344.728.63.77.00.90.1
20213721131037361528442.3041.394.374.758.83.76.91.00.1
20223821130036351427442.3031.364.344.728.83.56.81.00.1
20233911130035351426442.3041.394.354.738.93.66.61.00.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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16 84 Allan Simpson 2008 0.00 DNP
17 84 Ben Howard 2009 0.00 DNP
18 84 Marcus McBeth 2011 0.00 DNP
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25 83 Tom Mastny 2011 0.00 DNP
26 82 Chris Schroder 2009 0.00 DNP
27 82 Jailen Peguero 2011 0.00 DNP
28 82 Carlos Fisher 2013 0.00 DNP
29 82 Chris Bootcheck 2009 11.05
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31 82 Travis Hughes 2008 0.00 DNP
32 82 Tim Hamulack 2007 0.00 DNP
33 82 Dennis Sarfate 2011 0.00 DNP
34 81 Jon Adkins 2008 2.45
35 81 Dan Meyer 2012 0.00 DNP
36 81 Nick Regilio 2009 0.00 DNP
37 81 Fu-Te Ni 2013 0.00 DNP
38 81 Jack Taschner 2008 5.06
39 81 J.J. Putz 2007 1.38
40 81 Greg Burke 2013 7.67
41 81 Ryan Houston 2010 0.00 DNP
42 81 Chad Cordero 2012 0.00 DNP
43 81 Bobby Korecky 2010 0.00 DNP
44 80 Francisco Butto 2010 0.00 DNP
45 80 Greg Jones 2007 6.23
46 80 Jeff Gray 2012 5.88
47 80 Scott Proctor 2007 4.27
48 80 Jim Henderson 2013 2.70
49 80 Brad Salmon 2010 0.00 DNP
50 80 Marcus Gwyn 2008 0.00 DNP
51 79 Logan Kensing 2013 0.00
52 79 Amauri Sanit 2010 0.00 DNP
53 79 Brian Bass 2012 0.00 DNP
54 79 Dale Thayer 2011 3.48
55 79 Andrew Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
56 79 Jason Anderson 2009 0.00 DNP
57 79 Royce Ring 2011 0.00 DNP
58 79 Jim Miller 2012 2.77
59 79 Dusty Hughes 2012 0.00 DNP
60 79 Mike Zagurski 2013 17.05
61 79 Billy Traber 2010 0.00 DNP
62 79 Adam Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
63 79 Bill White 2009 0.00 DNP
64 79 Jose Valdez 2013 0.00 DNP
65 79 Levale Speigner 2011 0.00 DNP
66 79 Mike Gallo 2007 0.00 DNP
67 79 Eric Hull 2010 0.00 DNP
68 79 Jose Capellan 2011 0.00 DNP
69 79 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
70 79 Tyler Yates 2008 4.79
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72 78 Chad Harville 2007 0.00 DNP
73 78 Matt Thornton 2007 4.95
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75 78 George Sherrill 2007 2.36
76 78 Mike Adams 2009 2.19
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78 78 Beau Vaughan 2011 0.00 DNP
79 78 Joey Newby 2012 0.00 DNP
80 78 Leo Rosales 2011 0.00 DNP
81 78 Jon Huber 2012 0.00 DNP
82 78 Ben Julianel 2010 0.00 DNP
83 78 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
84 78 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
85 77 Jon Leicester 2009 0.00 DNP
86 77 Chris Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
87 77 Joe Horgan 2007 0.00 DNP
88 77 Mike DeMark 2013 0.00 DNP
89 77 Doug Slaten 2010 3.98
90 77 Mike Burns 2009 6.27
91 77 Jonah Bayliss 2011 0.00 DNP
92 77 Josh Roenicke 2013 4.35
93 77 Joe Torres 2013 0.00 DNP
94 77 Garrett Mock 2013 0.00 DNP
95 77 Chris Spurling 2007 5.76
96 77 Edwar Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
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98 77 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
99 77 Steve Andrade 2008 0.00 DNP
100 77 Bobby Seay 2008 4.31

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Clay Zavada missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He and his mustache should be able to contribute sometime this season.
2010 Perhaps no other Diamondbacks player was as celebrated this offseason as Zavada, the recipient of the 2009 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustachioed American of the Year Award. Though there are absolutely no studies whatsoever backing this claim, it is our belief that the southpaw's handlebars distracted hitters to the point that it helped his strikeout rate. Zavada could stand to improve his control and an extreme flyballer in a bandbox is in no way the ideal recipe for success, but used in short spurts he represents the type of cost-effective reliever that a team under financial constraints must call upon to get the job done. The only problem is that although Zavada will not be eligible for arbitration until 2011 at earliest, his facial hair will qualify in 2010.
2009 Signed out of the indy leagues, Clay Zavada put up some Playstation numbers in Low-A, but he's a trick pitcher with a Bugs Bunny changeup and little else.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?Geoff Young2011-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monday UpdateWill Carroll2010-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
Game Story: Diamondbacks at Cubs, Game OneChristina Kahrl2010-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NLChristina Kahrl2010-04-04
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Relief PitchersLee Panas2010-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Arizona Diamondbacks Will Carroll2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-07-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Clay Zavada - hands down best 'stache in the show, right?
(Lincoln from Dallas)
I'm not a mustache guy in general, but his stache could convince me otherwise. (Tommy Bennett)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Clay Zavada threw 855 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Change (77mph) and Sinker (85mph), also mixing in a Cutter (84mph), Fourseam Fastball (86mph) and Slider (77mph).