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Seth Maness
Birthdate: 10/14/1988 (28 y, 5 m, 12 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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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2011Cardinals (A-)10000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Cardinals (A)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2011Cardinals (A+)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Cardinals (A+)7000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2012Cardinals (AA)202101400.0 %9.5 %.000.263.250.238.250.21729    
2013Cardinals (AAA)4500000.0 %20.0 %.200.250.200.200.400.25544    
2013Cardinals66500000.0 %60.0 %.000.500.200.200.200.17840.0-0.50.50.0
2013Cardinals9000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2014Cardinals73500000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.400.400.400.3571290.00.20.50.1
2014Cardinals6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2015Cardinals77300000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.80.30.0
2015Cardinals2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Cardinals (AA)3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Cardinals (AAA)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Cardinals29100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
Total- - -2451400000.0 %42.9 %.000.375.214.214.214.191190.0-1.41.40.1
Postseason- - -17000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Cardinals (A-)10000000000000000000.000
2011Cardinals (A)2000000000000000000.000
2011Cardinals (A+)3000000000000000000.000
2012Cardinals (A+)7000000000000000000.000
2012Cardinals (AA)2020215500014002010000.250
2013Cardinals (AAA)4551010000001000000.200
2013Cardinals66551100000003000100.200
2013Cardinals9000000000000000000.000
2014Cardinals73552200000000000000.400
2014Cardinals6000000000000000000.000
2015Cardinals77330000000002000000.000
2015Cardinals2000000000000000000.000
2016Cardinals (AA)3000000000000000000.000
2016Cardinals (AAA)2000000000000000000.000
2016Cardinals29110000000001000000.000
Total- - -24514143300000006000100.214
Postseason- - -17000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Cardinals (A-)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Cardinals (A)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2011Cardinals (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Cardinals (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2012Cardinals (AA)0.0 %9.5 %0.00.250.238.250.488.0000.8.263  0.01-1.8.21729
2013Cardinals (AAA)0.0 %20.0 %0.00.200.200.400.600.2000.1.250  0.00-0.4.25544
2013Cardinals0.0 %60.0 %0.00.200.200.200.400.0000.1.500  0.00-0.5.1784
2013Cardinals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297     .314 
2014Cardinals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.0000.1.400  0.010.2.357129
2014Cardinals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Cardinals0.0 %66.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.8.000-100
2015Cardinals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Cardinals (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2016Cardinals (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2016Cardinals0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.3.000-100
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
Total- - -0.0 %42.9 %0.00.214.214.214.429.0000.1.375  0.00-1.4.19119
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2013Cardinals2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %
2013Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2014Cardinals3.0020.0 %60.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %60.0 %20.0 %20.0 %0.0 %80.0 %20.0 %
2014Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2015Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %
2015Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2016Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
Total- - -5.0014.3 %71.4 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %37.5 %37.5 %25.0 %0.0 %62.5 %37.5 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2013Cardinals200000061420
2013Cardinals0000000000
2014Cardinals311000081624
2014Cardinals0000000000
2015Cardinals0000010077
2015Cardinals0000000000
2016Cardinals0000000167
Total- - -5110010154358
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013Cardinals-0.48-0.500.02-1.87-0.212.77 0-0.11-0.07
2013Cardinals          
2014Cardinals0.00-0.020.020.010.000.31 0-0.010.00
2014Cardinals          
2015Cardinals-0.17-0.170.00-0.99-0.112.273.221-0.070.00
2015Cardinals          
2016Cardinals-0.01-0.010.00-0.16-0.020.28 0-0.020.00
Total- - --0.66-0.700.04-3.01-0.331.613.221-0.21-0.20
Postseason- - -          

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2013Cardinals89.5% (91.0)  5.3% (72.0)5.3% (76.0)  5.0%
2014Cardinals62.5% (90.4)20.8% (83.6)4.2% (87.0) 12.5% (87.7)   
2015Cardinals71.4% (89.6) 28.6% (89.0)     
2016Cardinals71.4% (92.2)  14.3% (74.0)14.3% (75.0)   
Total- - -73.7% (90.8)8.8% (83.6)5.3% (88.3)3.5% (73.0)8.8% (82.8)  1.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013Cardinals42.1 %5.3 %   42.1 % 5.3 %  5.3 %   
2014Cardinals45.8 %8.3 %8.3 %   20.8 %8.3 %  8.3 %   
2015Cardinals71.4 % 28.6 %           
2016Cardinals 71.4 %     14.3 %  14.3 %   
Total- - -42.1 %14.0 %7.0 %  14.0 %8.8 %7.0 %  7.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2013Cardinals88.792.2   93.0 71.8  75.6  
2014Cardinals90.691.288.2   87.279.7  86.7  
2015Cardinals89.7 88.9          
2016Cardinals 92.4     73.5  75.0  
Total- - -89.892.188.5  93.087.276.2  81.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2013Cardinals-0.9  -0.20.0  -5.42  -16.910.00  
2014Cardinals0.0-0.20.0 0.5  -0.33-3.923.85 16.69  
2015Cardinals-0.6 -0.2    -11.22 -10.66    
2016Cardinals-0.3  0.00.0  -6.14  3.690.00  
Total- - --1.8-0.2-0.2-0.10.5  -4.38-3.92-5.82-6.6110.01  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2013Cardinals-0.30.5   -1.0 -0.2  0.0  
2014Cardinals0.0-0.10.5   -0.20.0  0.0  
2015Cardinals-0.6 -0.2          
2016Cardinals -0.3     0.0  0.0  
Total- - --0.90.00.3  -1.0-0.2-0.1  0.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2013Cardinals-4.1645.05   -12.98 -16.95  0.00  
2014Cardinals0.31-4.7923.54   -3.431.95  1.13  
2015Cardinals-11.05 -10.50          
2016Cardinals -6.14     3.69  0.00  
Total- - --3.550.596.52  -12.98-3.43-2.34  0.57  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013Cardinals16.7 %61.5 %47.4 %100.0 %87.5 %88.9 %68.4 %60.0 %5.0 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Cardinals38.5 %90.9 %62.5 %60.0 %100.0 %86.7 %45.8 %60.0 %8.3 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Cardinals100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %33.3 %14.3 %42.9 %100.0 %85.7 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Cardinals75.0 %100.0 %85.7 %66.7 %33.3 %50.0 %42.9 % 42.9 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -48.2 %80.0 %64.9 %46.2 %79.2 %67.6 %52.6 %64.3 %20.7 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2013Cardinals0.0 %64.3 %47.4 % 88.9 %88.9 %73.7 %20.4
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Cardinals36.4 %84.6 %62.5 %75.0 %90.9 %86.7 %54.2 %19.4
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Cardinals100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %20.0 %14.3 %71.4 %14.0
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Cardinals50.0 %100.0 %85.7 %0.0 %60.0 %50.0 %71.4 %26.0
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -35.0 %81.1 %64.9 %42.9 %73.3 %67.6 %64.9 %20.0

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)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2013Cardinals-0.50.0 0.5-0.50.50.00.10.10.0$0.1 
2014Cardinals0.20.0 0.50.20.50.00.10.80.1$0.7 
2015Cardinals-0.80.0 0.3-0.80.30.00.1-0.40.0($0.3) 
2016Cardinals-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1) 
Total- - --1.40.0 1.4-1.41.40.00.40.40.1$0.4 

  • $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