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Alex Claudio
Birthdate: 1/31/1992 (25 y, 1 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-3/180     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 27, Pick: 21, Overall: 826, Team: Texas Rangers
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RotoWire News: The Rangers are expected to increase Claudio's usage in the 2017 season, Stefan Stevenson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports. (1/31/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: There's a correlation between pitcher velocity and run-prevention in the majors. There's almost certainly causation, as well: greater velocity requires faster response times from human batters. It also lends a margin of error to pitches that miss their intended locations and instead drift into more hittable areas of the zone. The left-handed Claudio benefits from none of the advantages facilitated by velocity. His fastball sits at roughly 85-87 mph -- which, even at its best, translates to 5 mph less than the major-league average. His changeup sits at around 67 or 68 mph, though, which is about 15 mph slower than the average change and creates impressive separation off even his mediocre fastball. Despite lacking basically every physical advantage, Claudio has been excellent over his first 79.2 major league innings, producing an ERA roughly 35% better than league average. The strikeout numbers have been modest, but Claudio throws strikes and induces a lot of grounders, allowing him to limit substantive damage. (Carson Cistulli)

The Quick Opinion: Despite possessing a fastball that rates as a 35 on the 20-80 scouting scale, Claudio's combination of above-average command and an improbable changeup allow him to prevent runs better than the average pitcher.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Rangers (R)01012115.07.803.600.60.37561.0 %  6.604.74  
2011Rangers (R)40115025.110.303.200.36.30778.4 %  2.134.00  
2011Rangers (A-)100103.06.003.000.00.250100.0 %  0.003.28  
2012Rangers (R)40114345.110.720.990.20.32476.4 %  1.792.68  
2013Rangers (A)311124047.011.871.340.38.20884.0 %  1.151.84  
2013Rangers (AA)15021031.28.243.130.57.30264.5 %  2.843.18  
2014Rangers (A+)40417249.110.221.640.36.29886.6 %  1.092.44  
2014Rangers (AA)2208637.15.300.480.24.24652.2 %  2.172.53  
2014Rangers (AAA)010215.110.133.380.00.42975.0 %  3.382.58  
2014Rangers00015012.110.222.920.00.38977.8 %58.3 %0.0 %2.921.832.440.2
2015Rangers (AAA)31029040.07.881.580.45.34878.8 %  2.933.10  
2015Rangers11018015.27.473.452.30.19097.0 %51.1 %26.7 %2.876.134.23-0.3
2016Rangers (AAA)0016016.14.412.200.00.15690.9 %  0.553.48  
2016Rangers41039051.25.921.740.35.31274.4 %62.6 %5.7 %2.792.973.600.8
2016Rangers000205.00.005.400.00.200100.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.004.955.95 
2017Depth Charts22040040.06.612.410.87.31373.4 %  3.703.85 0.2
2017Steamer22040040.06.632.800.92.30472.5 %51.9 % 3.924.044.140.2
2017ZiPS32052067.06.582.010.81.31474.4 %  3.493.65 0.6
Total- - -52072079.26.892.260.68.30278.2 %59.9 %10.7 %2.823.423.540.6
Postseason- - -000205.00.005.400.00.200100.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.004.955.95 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Rangers (R)016.60121000  15.06919111116210113
2011Rangers (R)402.13150001  25.1104208619130129
2011Rangers (A-)100.0010000  3.0112000100002
2012Rangers (R)401.79143001  45.11693611915012254
2013Rangers (A)311.152400011  47.0167227627000262
2013Rangers (AA)152.84210000  31.2129281610211111029
2014Rangers (A+)401.09172004  49.1190389629022256
2014Rangers (AA)222.1786000  37.11483117912011122
2014Rangers (AAA)013.3821000  5.1226220200006
2014Rangers002.921500000012.154144404000114
2015Rangers (AAA)312.93290000  40.016343131327012135
2015Rangers112.871800003115.266126546211013
2016Rangers (AAA)000.5560001  16.1577110410008
2016Rangers412.793900002051.2217551916210010034
2016Rangers000.0020000005.0183000300000
2017Depth Charts223.70400  08 40.0 421816411 2  29
2017Steamer223.924000008 40.0171421917412 1  29
2017ZiPS323.49520  0  67.0 702826615132149
Total- - -522.827200005179.2337812925620221161
Postseason- - -000.0020000005.0183000300000

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Rangers (R)7.803.602.170.6018.8 %8.7 %10.1 %.3071.67.37561.0 %  4.74
2011Rangers (R)10.303.203.220.3627.9 %8.7 %19.2 %.2171.14.30778.4 %  4.00
2011Rangers (A-)6.003.002.000.0018.2 %9.1 %9.1 %.2001.00.250100.0 %  3.28
2012Rangers (R)10.720.9910.800.2032.0 %3.0 %29.0 %.2210.90.32476.4 %  2.68
2013Rangers (A)11.871.348.860.3837.1 %4.2 %32.9 %.1380.62.20884.0 %  1.84
2013Rangers (AA)8.243.132.640.5722.5 %8.5 %14.0 %.2391.23.30264.5 %  3.18
2014Rangers (A+)10.221.646.220.3629.5 %4.7 %24.7 %.2120.95.29886.6 %  2.44
2014Rangers (AA)5.300.4811.000.2414.9 %1.4 %13.5 %.2140.88.24652.2 %  2.53
2014Rangers (AAA)10.133.383.000.0027.3 %9.1 %18.2 %.3001.50.42975.0 %  2.58
2014Rangers10.222.923.500.0025.9 %7.4 %18.5 %.2801.46.38977.8 %73481.83
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Rangers (AAA)7.881.585.000.4521.5 %4.3 %17.2 %.2771.25.34878.8 %  3.10
2015Rangers7.473.452.172.3019.7 %9.1 %10.6 %.2031.15.19097.0 %691506.13
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Rangers (AAA)4.412.202.000.0014.0 %7.0 %7.0 %.1320.67.15690.9 %  3.48
2016Rangers5.921.743.400.3515.7 %4.6 %11.1 %.2671.26.31274.4 %63692.97
2016Rangers0.005.400.000.000.0 %16.7 %-16.7 %.2001.20.200100.0 %01154.95
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts6.612.412.750.87   .2711.31.31373.4 %  3.85
2017Steamer6.632.802.370.9217.2 %7.2 %9.9 %.2661.36.30472.5 %  4.04
2017ZiPS6.582.013.270.81   .2701.27.31474.4 %  3.65
Total- - -6.892.263.050.6818.1 %5.9 %12.2 %.2571.27.30278.2 %66823.42
Postseason- - -0.005.400.000.000.0 %16.7 %-16.7 %.2001.20.200100.0 %01154.95

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Rangers3.5025.0 %58.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %47.2 %36.1 %16.7 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %2.30652.44
2015Rangers1.5315.6 %51.1 %33.3 %13.3 %26.7 %0.0 %100.0 %52.2 %37.0 %10.9 %13.0 %58.7 %28.3 %3.841054.23
2016Rangers3.0617.0 %62.6 %20.5 %8.6 %5.7 %5.6 %0.0 %37.2 %36.6 %26.2 %26.7 %45.3 %27.9 %3.28853.60
2016Rangers3.3313.3 %66.7 %20.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      6.831405.95
Total- - -2.7017.9 %59.9 %22.2 %8.9 %10.7 %6.0 %50.0 %41.3 %36.6 %22.0 %22.8 %50.8 %26.4 %3.26853.54
Postseason- - -3.3313.3 %66.7 %20.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      6.831405.95

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Rangers21690300574135209
2015Rangers231572011387164251
2016Rangers1073529361037264525789
2016Rangers103210000213253
Total- - -15156455921454258241249
Postseason- - -103210000213253

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Rangers0.06-0.220.281.140.120.230.280.410.31100.010.2310
2015Rangers-0.57-1.530.96-1.74-0.191.021.111.191.1812-0.02-0.5326
2016Rangers0.33-1.882.215.930.580.570.620.791.20240.63-0.0553
2016Rangers0.07-0.070.142.650.260.360.360.520.5820.140.0700
Total- - --0.18-3.633.455.330.520.600.660.811.00460.61-0.9189
Postseason- - -0.07-0.070.142.650.260.360.360.520.5820.140.0700

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Rangers51.2% (84.3)28.7% (75.3)  20.1% (67.8)   
2015Rangers35.0% (84.1)20.2% (74.7)25.5% (79.3) 19.3% (68.4)  3.2%
2016Rangers55.6% (85.5)15.0% (74.0)2.8% (79.4) 26.6% (67.4)   
Total- - -50.8% (85.1)18.3% (74.5)6.8% (79.3) 24.1% (67.6)  0.6%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Rangers0.5 %1.0 %0.5 %0.5 % 45.5 %28.2 %   23.9 %   
2015Rangers     35.7 %42.0 %2.5 %  19.8 %   
2016Rangers     55.5 %2.5 %15.1 %  26.9 %   
Total- - -0.1 %0.2 %0.1 %0.1 % 50.0 %14.5 %10.1 %  25.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Rangers85.985.476.083.0 84.275.2   70.3  
2015Rangers     83.977.474.1  68.4  
2016Rangers     85.479.574.0  67.3  
Total- - -85.985.476.083.0 85.076.974.0  68.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Rangers1.10.5  -1.3  1.010.85  -3.10  
2015Rangers-0.7-1.81.3 0.3  -0.79-3.632.07 0.68  
2016Rangers3.12.0-2.0 2.5  0.721.67-9.01 1.17  
Total- - -3.60.7-0.7 1.5  0.560.31-0.83 0.49  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Rangers0.20.00.00.1 0.90.6   -1.3  
2015Rangers     -1.51.90.2  0.3  
2016Rangers     3.3-1.31.1  2.8  
Total- - -0.20.00.00.1 2.71.11.3  1.8  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Rangers20.171.913.815.77 0.910.99   -2.65  
2015Rangers     -1.751.873.02  0.74  
2016Rangers     0.76-6.630.91  1.32  
Total- - -20.171.913.815.77 0.440.631.01  0.59  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Rangers30.0 %65.2 %45.0 %66.7 %77.6 %73.4 %42.6 %46.3 %12.0 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Rangers31.5 %63.8 %46.9 %62.5 %82.4 %75.4 %47.7 %65.2 %11.2 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Rangers33.2 %63.3 %46.5 %65.8 %85.1 %77.4 %44.2 %64.5 %10.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -32.3 %63.7 %46.3 %65.3 %83.3 %76.4 %44.6 %61.7 %10.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Rangers34.9 %55.3 %45.0 %62.2 %80.7 %73.4 %49.3 %21.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Rangers35.6 %60.4 %46.6 %63.8 %82.8 %74.8 %44.5 %20.5
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Rangers35.7 %57.5 %46.5 %64.8 %85.3 %77.4 %49.6 %22.4
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -35.5 %57.7 %46.3 %64.2 %84.1 %76.2 %48.5 %21.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014RangersP15012.1110000000 1   1.000 
2015RangersP18015.2240001100 0   1.000 
2016RangersP39051.21120001100 0   1.000 
Total- - -P72079.24170002200 1   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014RangersP12.10  0-1-1              
2015RangersP15.20  011              
2016RangersP51.20  011              
Total- - -P79.20  011              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014RangersP12.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
2015RangersP15.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
2016RangersP51.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (12)
Total- - -P79.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (17)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Rangers0.2-0.30.2-0.11.90.2$1.6 
2015Rangers0.30.30.30.6-3.3-0.3($2.8) 
2016Rangers0.8-0.20.30.17.40.8$6.1 
Total- - -1.2-0.10.80.66.00.6$4.9 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 27, Pick: 21, Overall: 826
    • Team: Texas Rangers
    • School: Isabel Flores HS