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Peter Moylan
Birthdate: 12/2/1978 (38 y, 3 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/200     Position: P
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Moylan agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals on Friday with an invite to spring training, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. (2/17/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Moylan is a bit of an undervalued reliever. His low strikeout rate (6.9 K's per nine in 2016) isn’t ideal. Neither is his 3.2 walks per nine from last season. What is great is his 62% ground ball rate, which was actually down from his 69% in 2015. The high ground ball rate helps to keep his ERA lower than his ERA estimators. His career ERA is 2.91 while his ERA estimators hover around 3.80. Several teams use high ground ball pitchers (e.g. Sam Dyson, Brad Ziegler, and Jeremy Jeffress) to effectively close, but no team is likely to use Moylan that way. Instead he is likely to be a middle reliever for Kansas City. (Jeff Zimmerman)

The Quick Opinion: Moylan's high ground ball rate will make him a bullpen option even with undesirable walk and strikeout rates.

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SeasonMayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2006May4.211.572810206605107.435.536.522.460
2007May15.02.405914205423105.250.293.407.296
2009May9.22.794511104307114.297.432.343.353
2010May12.12.9255164044051010.320.382.400.345
2016May7.12.45339002202017.300.364.300.303
TotalMay49.03.49220609021192224233.306.385.391.342

SeasonMayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2006May13.509.641.400.0025.0 %17.9 %7.1 %.4353.21.62560.0 %3.363.66
2007May3.001.801.671.208.5 %5.1 %3.4 %.2501.13.24584.5 %4.914.43
2009May3.726.520.570.008.9 %15.6 %-6.7 %.2971.86.33379.0 %4.755.16
2010May7.303.652.000.0018.2 %9.1 %9.1 %.3201.70.40081.0 %2.673.27
2016May8.592.453.500.0021.2 %6.1 %15.1 %.3001.50.39183.3 %2.462.92
TotalMay6.064.041.500.3715.0 %10.0 %5.0 %.3061.67.36077.6 %3.803.98

SeasonMayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006May12.0018.8 %75.0 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %68.8 %18.8 %12.5 %6.3 %81.3 %12.5 %994059
2007May1.8712.2 %57.1 %30.6 %6.7 %13.3 %14.3 %0.0 %29.4 %45.1 %25.5 %15.7 %58.8 %25.5 %21679137
2009May8.0015.6 %75.0 %9.4 %33.3 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %33.3 %39.4 %27.3 %15.2 %66.7 %18.2 %16966103
2010May4.8312.5 %72.5 %15.0 %0.0 %0.0 %3.4 %0.0 %37.5 %45.0 %17.5 %22.5 %47.5 %30.0 %21382131
2016May7.0027.3 %63.6 %9.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %52.2 %30.4 %17.4 %17.4 %39.1 %43.5 %1184276
TotalMay3.9615.7 %67.3 %17.0 %7.4 %7.4 %7.5 %25.0 %39.3 %39.3 %21.5 %16.6 %57.1 %26.4 %815309506