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Josh Tomlin
Birthdate: 10/19/1984 (32 y, 5 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2006 June Amateur Draft - Round: 19, Pick: 25, Overall: 581, Team: Cleveland Indians
Contract: $5.5M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Tomlin coughed up five runs and nine hits over 6.1 innings in Saturday's Cactus League start against the White Sox. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Tomlin is on the wrong team. Given how few hitters he walks, he's a Minnesota Twin through and through. I don't care what the name on the front of his uniform says, give him a snow blower and a Menards BIG Card and send him on his way. Tomlin continued his stinginess last year, walking just 2.8% of batters, the lowest among all qualified pitchers. On the other hand, his 16.3% strikeout rate ranked 68th out of 73 pitchers and dropped by over five percent from 2014-15, driven by a significant decrease in swinging-strike rate. While Tomlin traded in some four-seamers for cutters, he saw the starkest drop among his secondary pitches and particularly his curve. After being a significantly above-average pitch early in his career, Tomlin's curve fell to be one of the worst in all of baseball in 2016. The good news is that Tomlin improved in terms of his ground ball rate, which reached a career high 44% in 2016. The increase was buoyed in large part by a significant rise in four-seam grounders. Between the new worm-burning potential of his fastball and strong ground ball rates on his other pitches, Tomlin may have reinvented himself. But he's still a Twin in my book. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: If Tomlin can recapture some of the swinging strikes on his secondary pitches, it's not unreasonable he breaks out by combining a heavy dose of grounders, microscopic walk totals, and sufficient strikeouts. If not, he's no more than a streamer giving an uncomfortably wide range of outcomes.

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SeasonPitchPitchesABPAH1B2B3BHRBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPAVGminVelmaxVelVel
2010FC3109195231470230180015.25381.589.385.7
2011FC7242062165335112580241105.25778.491.184.8
2012FC5591551694632923100281126.29777.391.286.0
2013FC1255220000000000.40084.288.486.6
2014FC560146154443360560250200.30181.790.685.7
2015FC277757516631600180003.21380.690.684.6
2016FC99630531897651501790500316.31881.388.485.3
TotalFC343898310322811875153836016327425.28677.391.285.4

SeasonPitchPitchesBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010FC3103.2 %18.9 %0.17.253.277.396.672.143.2968.9-2.0.29493
2011FC7243.7 %11.1 %0.33.257.287.403.690.146.27021.7-2.5.301100
2012FC5595.9 %16.6 %0.36.297.341.439.780.142.34422.53.2.339124
2013FC120.0 %0.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.000.4000.70.2.355137
2014FC5603.9 %16.2 %0.24.301.325.445.770.144.33119.83.2.337129
2015FC2770.0 %24.0 %0.00.213.213.520.733.307.1968.1-0.4.307107
2016FC9962.8 %15.7 %0.18.318.334.534.869.216.33250.212.7.367144
TotalFC34383.5 %15.8 %0.22.286.310.464.774.178.308131.614.1.333122

SeasonPitchPitchesLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBStrikesBallsPitchesxMovzMovMov
2010FC31031.5 %35.6 %32.9 %25.0 %8.3 %225853101.23.94.4
2011FC72419.4 %47.8 %32.8 %25.4 %8.5 %5092157241.94.75.5
2012FC55924.0 %53.6 %22.4 %25.0 %10.7 %3701895591.85.56.2
2013FC120.0 %40.0 %60.0 %33.3 %0.0 %111120.36.56.6
2014FC56035.3 %37.0 %27.7 %27.3 %15.2 %4081525602.85.06.2
2015FC27722.8 %52.6 %24.6 %14.3 %42.9 %194832772.74.35.6
2016FC99631.5 %40.9 %27.6 %23.9 %23.9 %7322649963.16.37.4
TotalFC343827.5 %44.1 %28.4 %24.6 %16.4 %244998934382.45.36.2

SeasonPitchPitchesO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%SwStr%pVALpVAL/C
2010FC31046.8 %72.1 %59.4 %60.3 %86.5 %76.1 %49.7 %14.2 %2.90.9
2011FC72440.6 %71.0 %56.2 %65.7 %83.3 %77.2 %51.4 %12.9 %3.60.5
2012FC55941.2 %75.0 %55.5 %63.2 %84.8 %75.5 %42.2 %13.6 %-2.7-0.5
2013FC1285.7 %80.0 %83.3 %100.0 %50.0 %80.0 %41.7 %16.7 %-0.2-1.8
2014FC56043.7 %75.6 %59.3 %58.4 %87.9 %76.8 %48.9 %13.8 %-2.0-0.4
2015FC27737.8 %71.1 %54.9 %70.6 %85.2 %80.3 %51.3 %10.8 %1.70.6
2016FC99643.0 %69.7 %56.7 %73.0 %91.3 %84.6 %51.6 %8.7 %-8.2-0.8
TotalFC343842.4 %72.0 %57.0 %66.1 %87.0 %79.1 %49.4 %11.9 %-4.9-0.1