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Anthony DeSclafani
Birthdate: 4/18/1990 (26 y, 11 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 18, Overall: 199, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: DeSclafani will be shut down for four weeks with a UCL sprain, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (3/13/2017)
Injury: Elbow, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Strikeouts minus walks numbers don't love DeSclafani, as he was just about average there, just inside the top seventy qualified pitchers. Velocity numbers don't love DeSclafani, as his 92.9 mph on his fastball was less than a tick over average. Ground ball rate doesn't love DeSclafani, as he owns a below-average ground ball rate and his grounders-per-flies rate was barely inside the top 50. Spin rate doesn't love DeSclafani, as his fastballs and curveballs both have well-below-average spin. It's not obvious what's to like! Here's one thing, though: his spin rate is really low on the sinker and curve, and that may be a decent pairing, as they might look similar and increase deception. He got a 16% whiff rate on that curve, decidedly above the league's 12% average. His slider was also above average. His change always had above-average movement and a poor velocity gap, so when DeSclafani's new knuckle curve made the pitch his third offering, and he responded by throwing the change hard and disguising it better, it became an average pitch by results. All of his pitches are decent, especially in tandem. Now scan back up to all those negative things we said... and refocus all of them as "above-average." He's above average in basically every way. Not plus. Above-average. Let's just say I don't believe a projection that has him as average or below. Not since he found that curveball, not now. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: DeSclafani's change has always had good movement, but it's been better since it became his last pitch, thanks to finding a new knuckle curve. Now he has three non-fastballs that were above-average by whiffs last year, and the movement and velocities to support those results. He's not elite. But he's above average.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Blue Jays (A)11302821123.06.731.830.22.37070.1 %  3.442.86  
2013Marlins (A+)420121254.08.831.500.50.30474.4 %  1.672.56  
2013Marlins (AA)540131375.07.441.680.84.30974.2 %  3.363.19  
2014Rafters (R)1006627.08.001.330.33.30776.1 %  2.672.98  
2014Marlins (AA)3408843.07.952.090.84.33370.9 %  4.193.33  
2014Marlins (AAA)330121159.18.953.190.30.28271.2 %  3.493.41  
2014Marlins22013533.07.091.361.09.33058.0 %35.5 %9.3 %6.273.773.800.1
2015Reds91303131184.27.362.680.83.31869.9 %45.1 %9.1 %4.053.673.973.1
2016Reds (A)000115.05.401.800.00.214100.0 %  0.002.87  
2016Reds (AA)000114.011.252.254.50.22290.9 %  6.758.07  
2016Reds (AAA)0103313.07.620.002.77.22962.5 %  5.545.48  
2016Reds9502020123.17.662.191.17.29578.3 %41.9 %12.6 %3.283.963.992.0
2017Depth Charts660161695.07.732.411.24.30572.9 %  4.054.14 1.3
2017Steamer560161695.07.762.521.27.29571.6 %44.3 % 4.234.214.161.3
2017Fans (11)12803131193.07.692.191.07.31077.1 %  3.483.79 3.3
2017ZiPS111002929171.77.712.311.21.30274.1 %  3.884.07 2.6
Total- - -202006456341.07.442.380.98.31171.4 %43.0 %10.4 %3.993.783.965.2

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Blue Jays (A)1133.442821000  123.05101465547325036292
2013Marlins (A+)421.671212000  54.021448181039013053
2013Marlins (AA)543.361313000  75.0304743128714044162
2014Rafters (R)102.6766000  27.0105248814010024
2014Marlins (AA)344.1988000  43.0175452020410002038
2014Marlins (AAA)333.491211000  59.1249482323221044059
2014Marlins226.271350000033.014640232345022026
2015Reds9134.05313100000184.2785194938317555560151
2016Reds (A)000.0011000  5.0183000100103
2016Reds (AA)006.7511000  4.0174332100005
2016Reds (AAA)015.5433000  13.050128840000011
2016Reds953.28202011000123.1507120514516302461105
2017Depth Charts664.051616  00 95.0 9546431326 4  82
2017Steamer564.2316160000 95.04059648451327 3  82
2017Fans (11)1283.483131  0  193.0 19381752347 5  165
2017ZiPS11103.882929  0  171.7 1697974234427101147
Total- - -20203.99645611000341.014383541671513790711141282

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Blue Jays (A)6.731.833.680.2218.0 %4.9 %13.1 %.3031.39.37070.1 %  2.86
2013Marlins (A+)8.831.505.890.5024.8 %4.2 %20.6 %.2351.06.30474.4 %  2.56
2013Marlins (AA)7.441.684.430.8420.4 %4.6 %15.8 %.2591.17.30974.2 %  3.19
2014Rafters (R)8.001.336.000.3322.9 %3.8 %19.0 %.2401.04.30776.1 %  2.98
2014Marlins (AA)7.952.093.800.8421.7 %5.7 %16.0 %.2731.28.33370.9 %  3.33
2014Marlins (AAA)8.953.192.810.3023.7 %8.4 %15.3 %.2141.16.28271.2 %  3.41
2014Marlins7.091.365.201.0917.8 %3.4 %14.4 %.2881.36.33058.0 %1741053.77
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Reds7.362.682.750.8319.2 %7.0 %12.2 %.2681.35.31869.9 %102923.67
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Reds (A)5.401.803.000.0016.7 %5.6 %11.1 %.1770.80.214100.0 %  2.87
2016Reds (AA)11.252.255.004.5029.4 %5.9 %23.5 %.2501.25.22290.9 %  8.07
2016Reds (AAA)7.620.0011.002.7722.0 %0.0 %22.0 %.2400.92.22962.5 %  5.48
2016Reds7.662.193.501.1720.7 %5.9 %14.8 %.2541.22.29578.3 %78933.96
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts7.732.413.201.24   .2611.27.30572.9 %  4.14
2017Steamer7.762.523.081.2720.2 %6.6 %13.6 %.2561.29.29571.6 %  4.21
2017Fans (11)7.692.193.511.07   .2621.24.31077.1 %  3.79
2017ZiPS7.712.313.341.21   .2591.24.30274.1 %  4.07
Total- - -7.442.383.130.9819.6 %6.3 %13.3 %.2651.30.31171.4 %100933.78

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Marlins0.8824.3 %35.5 %40.2 %0.0 %9.3 %2.6 %0.0 %44.2 %31.9 %23.9 %8.0 %58.4 %33.6 %3.701033.80
2015Reds1.3421.2 %45.1 %33.6 %10.2 %9.1 %8.4 %16.7 %35.2 %38.3 %26.5 %18.6 %50.0 %31.4 %4.081023.97
2016Reds1.1822.6 %41.9 %35.5 %8.7 %12.6 %8.7 %10.0 %34.0 %37.8 %28.3 %16.0 %53.8 %30.2 %4.07973.99
Total- - -1.2322.0 %43.0 %35.0 %8.4 %10.4 %8.0 %11.8 %35.7 %37.4 %26.8 %16.6 %52.2 %31.2 %4.041003.96

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Marlins384326016029178370548
2015Reds251187118192118381102218912913
2016Reds1501278111131016472312451968
Total- - -4393572253035344174192335065429

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Marlins-0.90-2.251.34-5.87-0.660.700.700.460.929-0.25-1.0301
2015Reds-0.55-14.6214.070.580.051.041.040.881.3031-0.02-0.5000
2016Reds0.11-8.418.5211.951.160.930.930.871.25190.48-0.3600
Total- - --1.34-25.2823.946.660.560.970.970.791.22590.21-1.5901

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Marlins69.7% (92.5)25.7% (81.6)  4.6% (84.6)   
2015Reds62.0% (92.5)23.7% (87.0) 6.9% (79.2)7.4% (85.9)  0.9%
2016Reds56.2% (92.9)27.6% (87.5) 12.9% (81.4)3.3% (87.6)  0.6%
Total- - -60.7% (92.7)25.3% (86.7) 8.4% (80.5)5.7% (86.2)  0.7%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Marlins61.9 %8.4 %    25.2 %1.6 %  2.9 %   
2015Reds35.1 %27.9 %    23.7 %0.8 %5.7 % 6.9 %   
2016Reds31.1 %26.7 %    29.7 % 10.3 % 2.3 %   
Total- - -36.4 %25.5 %    26.0 %0.6 %6.7 % 4.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Marlins92.591.6    81.780.6  85.1  
2015Reds92.792.1    86.877.479.5 85.6  
2016Reds92.992.6    87.2 80.9 85.5  
Total- - -92.792.3    86.478.380.3 85.6  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Marlins0.7-3.4  -1.7  0.17-2.39  -6.74  
2015Reds2.80.6 -1.6-0.2  0.160.09 -0.82-0.07  
2016Reds-3.36.6 0.10.4  -0.301.23 0.030.66  
Total- - -0.13.9 -1.6-1.4  0.000.29 -0.34-0.46  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Marlins1.4-0.2    -4.10.4  -1.3  
2015Reds2.93.1    0.60.0-1.6 -2.0  
2016Reds-4.95.4    6.2 0.2 1.2  
Total- - --0.78.3    2.70.5-1.4 -2.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Marlins0.40-0.46    -3.004.51  -7.99  
2015Reds0.280.38    0.090.19-0.97 -1.01  
2016Reds-0.811.05    1.09 0.08 2.60  
Total- - --0.030.61    0.201.41-0.39 -0.81  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Marlins32.9 %65.7 %48.5 %71.3 %88.4 %82.3 %47.8 %65.8 %8.6 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Reds29.9 %70.1 %48.9 %67.2 %86.5 %80.3 %47.3 %62.8 %9.5 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Reds30.3 %65.2 %45.8 %56.8 %92.1 %79.2 %44.5 %58.8 %9.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -30.3 %67.9 %47.7 %63.7 %88.6 %80.1 %46.3 %61.7 %9.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Marlins31.0 %62.4 %48.5 %62.7 %90.1 %82.3 %55.8 %23.2
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Reds31.9 %66.6 %48.9 %66.2 %87.3 %80.3 %49.1 %20.4
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Reds31.4 %62.7 %45.8 %56.5 %92.3 %79.0 %45.9 %20.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -31.6 %64.8 %47.7 %62.3 %89.2 %80.1 %48.6 %20.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014MarlinsP13533.0120000000 6   1.000 
2015RedsP3131184.214212020000 16   .946 
2016RedsP2020123.13170001100 9   1.000 
Total- - -P6456341.018402021100 31   .967 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014MarlinsP33.0-1  0-1-2              
2015RedsP184.2-1  0-2-3              
2016RedsP123.11  -1-2-2              
Total- - -P341.0-1  -1-5-7              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014MarlinsP33.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2015RedsP184.20.0%      (1)50.0%      (2)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)94.7%    (19)
2016RedsP123.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)33.3%     (3)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (10)
Total- - -P341.00.0%      (1)33.3%      (3)0.0%      (1)33.3%     (3)100.0%      (1)96.8%    (31)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Marlins-0.6-0.3-0.4-0.70.70.1$0.7 
2015Reds1.5-0.8-0.8-1.728.73.1$25.1 
2016Reds2.70.10.60.719.12.0$16.0 
Total- - -3.5-1.0-0.7-1.748.65.2$41.8 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Cincinnati Reds on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: Dishman Sports
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Cincinnati Reds on 3/1/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 18, Overall: 199
    • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
    • School: Florida
  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 22, Pick: 30, Overall: 682
    • Team: Boston Red Sox
    • School: Colts Neck HS