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Seth Maness
Birthdate: 10/14/1988 (28 y, 5 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/180     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 19, Overall: 350, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Maness is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Seth Maness was once Mike Matheny's go-to player when he needed a double play, due to his ground ball prowess. While that likely wasn't a sound strategy, it was still a role Maness had carved out for himself over the past few seasons. Maness has never struck a lot of guys out, but reached a new low last season, striking out just one batter every other inning. No matter how many ground balls you get, that is pretty unusable for a reliever in today's game. Fortunately, or unfortunately, there was a reason for Maness' issues. He had arm troubles. In a somewhat interesting and perhaps groundbreaking surgery, Maness had a procedure that is similar to Tommy John, but still has a more scientific name that I can't be bothered to look up.. The surgery, an alternative to Tommy John, only for some patients depending on where the tear in the ligament is, is said to cut recovery time in half. Instead of missing all season, he plans to be ready for spring training. He wasn't offered a contract by the Cardinals and signed a minor league deal with the Royals. He still won't get a lot of strikeouts and is worth following for fantasy purposes, if only to find out if this surgery will be a success. (Craig Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Seth Maness just had potentially groundbreaking surgery as an alternative to Tommy John. He's worth following for that reason, but probably only for that reason.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2011Cardinals (A-)01010739.27.030.680.00.23364.5 %  1.132.10  
2011Cardinals (A)100205.05.400.000.00.26775.0 %  1.802.16  
2011Cardinals (A+)100308.18.642.160.00.29260.0 %  4.322.55  
2012Cardinals (A+)3107746.05.670.200.98.28284.6 %  2.153.61  
2012Cardinals (AA)11302020123.26.040.650.95.27873.2 %  3.273.67  
2013Cardinals (AAA)2204425.06.481.080.72.37773.9 %  4.323.65  
2013Cardinals52166062.05.081.890.58.31184.5 %68.4 %16.7 %2.323.433.130.3
2013Cardinals000905.05.400.001.80.31387.0 %47.1 %25.0 %1.804.452.94 
2014Cardinals64373080.16.161.230.78.28976.1 %56.0 %11.5 %2.913.383.190.5
2014Cardinals100605.23.180.000.00.263100.0 %63.2 %0.0 %0.002.433.08 
2015Cardinals42376063.16.541.850.99.34569.0 %55.9 %13.7 %4.263.783.530.3
2015Cardinals000201.25.405.400.00.33366.7 %80.0 %0.0 %5.403.734.62 
2016Cardinals (AA)000303.00.003.003.00.000100.0 %  3.0010.52  
2016Cardinals (AAA)000202.00.000.000.00.143100.0 %  0.003.72  
2016Cardinals22029031.24.552.270.57.29671.4 %57.4 %8.3 %3.413.714.160.1
2017Steamer000101.05.782.530.86.30971.4 %54.8 % 4.034.054.170.0
2017ZiPS33356054.35.471.990.99.31471.2 %  4.144.09 0.1
Total- - -171072440237.15.761.710.76.31175.6 %59.4 %12.5 %3.193.553.391.2
Postseason- - -10017012.14.380.730.73.29387.3 %58.5 %12.5 %1.463.423.23 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2011Cardinals (A-)011.13107000  39.21512711503010031
2011Cardinals (A)101.8020000  5.0184110000003
2011Cardinals (A+)104.3230000  8.1357440201008
2012Cardinals (A+)312.1577000  46.017745131151000029
2012Cardinals (AA)1133.272020100  123.25031225045139062083
2013Cardinals (AAA)224.3244000  25.010934121223010018
2013Cardinals522.3266000115262.0249651716413712035
2013Cardinals001.8090000115.0206211000003
2014Cardinals642.9173000311080.1317772926711322155
2014Cardinals100.0060000005.2215000000002
2015Cardinals424.2676000320363.1270773530713412046
2015Cardinals005.4020000001.282110100001
2016Cardinals (AA)003.0030000  3.0121111102000
2016Cardinals (AAA)000.0020000  2.071000000000
2016Cardinals223.412900001031.213434141228202016
2017Steamer004.03100000 1.0410000 0  1
2017ZiPS334.14560  3  54.3 612725612312033
Total- - -17103.192440007475237.19702539584204516481152
Postseason- - -101.461700001112.14913321100006

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2011Cardinals (A-)7.030.6810.330.0020.5 %2.0 %18.5 %.1840.76.23364.5 %  2.10
2011Cardinals (A)5.400.003.000.0016.7 %0.0 %16.7 %.2220.80.26775.0 %  2.16
2011Cardinals (A+)8.642.164.000.0022.9 %5.7 %17.1 %.2191.08.29260.0 %  2.55
2012Cardinals (A+)5.670.2029.000.9816.4 %0.6 %15.8 %.2561.00.28284.6 %  3.61
2012Cardinals (AA)6.040.659.220.9516.5 %1.8 %14.7 %.2501.06.27873.2 %  3.67
2013Cardinals (AAA)6.481.086.000.7216.5 %2.8 %13.8 %.3241.48.37773.9 %  3.65
2013Cardinals5.081.892.690.5814.1 %5.2 %8.8 %.2771.26.31184.5 %63923.43
2013Cardinals5.400.003.001.8015.0 %0.0 %15.0 %.3001.20.31387.0 %491204.45
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Cardinals6.161.235.000.7817.4 %3.5 %13.9 %.2531.10.28976.1 %81923.38
2014Cardinals3.180.002.000.009.5 %0.0 %9.5 %.2380.88.263100.0 %0662.43
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Cardinals6.541.853.540.9917.0 %4.8 %12.2 %.3011.42.34569.0 %111983.78
2015Cardinals5.405.401.000.0012.5 %12.5 %0.0 %.2861.80.33366.7 %140973.73
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Cardinals (AA)0.003.000.003.000.0 %8.3 %-8.3 %.1110.67.000100.0 %  10.52
2016Cardinals (AAA)0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.1430.50.143100.0 %  3.72
2016Cardinals4.552.272.000.5711.9 %6.0 %6.0 %.2701.33.29671.4 %83913.71
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Steamer5.782.532.280.8614.9 %6.5 %8.4 %.2761.39.30971.4 %  4.05
2017ZiPS5.471.992.750.99   .2851.34.31471.2 %  4.09
Total- - -5.761.713.380.7615.7 %4.6 %11.0 %.2751.26.31175.6 %85943.55
Postseason- - -4.380.736.000.7312.2 %2.0 %10.2 %.2711.14.29387.3 %39923.42

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2013Cardinals5.5019.2 %68.4 %12.4 %4.2 %16.7 %3.8 %0.0 %34.0 %38.0 %28.0 %16.0 %62.0 %22.0 %2.57833.13
2013Cardinals2.0029.4 %47.1 %23.5 %0.0 %25.0 %12.5 %0.0 %      2.96782.94
2014Cardinals2.2318.9 %56.0 %25.1 %6.6 %11.5 %3.7 %0.0 %37.8 %35.3 %26.9 %16.1 %54.6 %29.3 %2.88863.19
2014Cardinals4.0021.1 %63.2 %15.8 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.48833.08
2015Cardinals2.2419.1 %55.9 %25.0 %11.8 %13.7 %6.1 %16.7 %37.6 %39.5 %22.9 %21.4 %47.1 %31.4 %3.31913.53
2015Cardinals4.000.0 %80.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      4.311194.62
2016Cardinals2.5820.4 %57.4 %22.2 %0.0 %8.3 %8.1 %0.0 %46.4 %30.9 %22.7 %19.1 %49.1 %31.8 %4.091014.16
Total- - -2.7819.3 %59.4 %21.4 %6.9 %12.5 %5.0 %4.8 %38.0 %36.5 %25.5 %17.9 %53.7 %28.3 %3.12893.39
Postseason- - -3.0022.0 %58.5 %19.5 %12.5 %12.5 %4.2 %0.0 %      2.98863.23

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013Cardinals1322437157024302584886
2013Cardinals84501002234871
2014Cardinals13661464560233527421094
2014Cardinals123410002194968
2015Cardinals1145139676117323645968
2015Cardinals41000100151833
2016Cardinals622422052015165331496
Total- - -444160144112221179114223023444
Postseason- - -24891110457115172

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2013Cardinals1.72-4.366.0814.481.561.191.261.221.15620.421.02208
2013Cardinals-0.26-0.610.34-1.70-0.211.081.081.580.679-0.06-0.1811
2014Cardinals1.25-4.335.584.360.460.971.041.310.97560.890.402112
2014Cardinals0.12-0.290.411.810.210.930.932.030.7240.110.0222
2015Cardinals3.28-3.867.14-0.49-0.131.281.361.551.38630.192.382812
2015Cardinals-0.02-0.060.04-0.41-0.040.530.530.590.932-0.04-0.0100
2016Cardinals-0.70-1.580.88-1.74-0.180.490.490.580.43160.04-1.4824
Total- - -5.55-14.1319.6816.611.711.041.111.271.111971.543.787136
Postseason- - --0.17-0.960.79-0.30-0.040.920.921.620.72150.01-0.1933

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2013Cardinals71.3% (90.5)4.4% (83.7) 3.8% (79.5)20.4% (84.0)  3.2%
2014Cardinals71.7% (89.6)9.4% (82.6) 1.8% (78.7)17.0% (83.7)  1.0%
2015Cardinals65.7% (89.5)16.2% (81.1)  18.1% (83.4)  1.8%
2016Cardinals69.8% (87.9)5.3% (78.8)  24.9% (82.4)  2.0%
Total- - -69.7% (89.6)9.5% (81.7) 1.6% (79.2)19.3% (83.5)  1.9%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013Cardinals21.3 %0.5 %   50.1 %4.4 %3.7 %  19.9 %   
2014Cardinals10.5 %    61.3 %6.4 %1.9 %  19.9 %   
2015Cardinals19.2 % 0.1 %  46.5 %14.0 %1.8 %  18.5 %   
2016Cardinals21.3 %    48.0 %2.5 %3.1 %  25.2 %   
Total- - -17.3 %0.1 %0.0 %  52.4 %7.5 %2.5 %  20.3 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2013Cardinals90.490.4   90.483.779.3  84.0  
2014Cardinals89.8    89.582.478.8  83.6  
2015Cardinals89.9 88.0  89.381.279.7  83.3  
2016Cardinals88.0    87.979.977.8  82.5  
Total- - -89.790.488.0  89.481.879.0  83.4  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2013Cardinals12.0-1.2 -1.3-1.4  1.96-3.27 -3.94-0.79  
2014Cardinals8.20.6 0.3-3.1  1.060.60 1.53-1.71  
2015Cardinals1.90.3  -3.7  0.300.22  -2.15  
2016Cardinals-1.0-0.5  0.9  -0.29-1.86  0.74  
Total- - -21.1-0.8 -1.0-7.3  0.90-0.24 -1.87-1.13  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2013Cardinals5.70.2   6.5-0.2-1.9  -2.3  
2014Cardinals1.8    7.60.20.0  -1.8  
2015Cardinals0.8 0.0  1.10.20.7  -4.2  
2016Cardinals-0.6    0.1-0.4-0.5  1.6  
Total- - -7.80.20.0  15.3-0.2-1.7  -6.7  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2013Cardinals3.136.14   1.51-0.53-5.87  -1.33  
2014Cardinals1.59    1.150.260.11  -0.83  
2015Cardinals0.45 3.67  0.260.153.90  -2.36  
2016Cardinals-0.57    0.03-3.36-3.16  1.27  
Total- - -1.336.143.67  0.87-0.09-1.96  -0.97  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013Cardinals31.3 %64.3 %46.4 %76.0 %90.9 %85.4 %45.7 %67.5 %6.6 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Cardinals33.8 %66.2 %49.4 %66.3 %91.0 %82.2 %48.1 %67.5 %8.7 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Cardinals36.1 %68.2 %49.8 %72.1 %88.5 %81.7 %42.7 %66.7 %9.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Cardinals32.9 %69.2 %48.6 %76.9 %91.8 %86.1 %43.2 %66.4 %6.7 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -33.7 %66.7 %48.6 %72.0 %90.4 %83.4 %45.2 %67.1 %7.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2013Cardinals33.9 %57.9 %46.5 %75.4 %90.8 %85.5 %52.6 %18.8
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Cardinals33.1 %63.3 %49.4 %60.8 %92.1 %82.4 %53.7 %18.9
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Cardinals37.2 %65.0 %49.8 %68.9 %89.7 %81.3 %45.5 %18.4
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Cardinals35.4 %63.2 %48.6 %80.2 %89.7 %86.1 %47.3 %17.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.9 %62.3 %48.7 %69.9 %90.8 %83.3 %50.2 %18.5

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2013CardinalsP66062.0790000000 2   1.000 
2014CardinalsP73080.19212113400 1   .938 
2015CardinalsP76063.15110001100 1   1.000 
2016CardinalsP29031.2462110000 1   .833 
Total- - -P2440237.125474224500 5   .947 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2013CardinalsP62.00  0-1-1              
2014CardinalsP80.11  045              
2015CardinalsP63.10  000              
2016CardinalsP31.20  011              
Total- - -P237.11  045              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2013CardinalsP62.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (7)
2014CardinalsP80.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)66.7%     (3)100.0%      (7)84.6%    (13)
2015CardinalsP63.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (12)
2016CardinalsP31.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (1)100.0%      (6)
Total- - -P237.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)50.0%      (2)75.0%     (4)88.9%      (9)94.7%    (38)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2013Cardinals1.4-0.41.51.12.60.3$2.1 
2014Cardinals0.90.20.30.54.20.5$3.5 
2015Cardinals-0.7-0.8-0.2-1.02.80.3$2.4 
2016Cardinals0.20.00.00.01.20.1$1.0 
Total- - -1.8-1.01.70.710.71.2$8.9 

  • $0.2m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Kansas City Royals on 2/13/2017 (Minor League)
    • 2017: $0.2M
    • Incentives: $750,000 in incentives
    • Other Notes: $1,250,000 in majors
    • Originally Reported By: Derrick Goold
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $1.4m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by St. Louis Cardinals on 1/15/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $1.4M
    • Originally Reported By: Derrick Goold
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by St. Louis Cardinals on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Agent / Agency: CAA Sports
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 19, Overall: 350
    • Team: St. Louis Cardinals
    • School: East Carolina U
  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 41, Pick: 22, Overall: 1247
    • Team: Florida Marlins
    • School: East Carolina