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Carl Edwards Jr.
Birthdate: 9/3/1991 (25 y, 6 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/155     Position: P
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 48, Pick: 23, Overall: 1464, Team: Texas Rangers
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Reported: 11/15/2014  Risk: 3  ETA: 2017  Team Rank: 6  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
55 / 6050 / 6045 / 5045 / 5055
RotoWire News: Edwards could see an uptick in usage this season and possibly a higher-leverage role, The Chicago Sun-Times reports. (2/17/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: One of the more exciting arms in the Chicago Cubs organization, we were treated to a taste of what Carl Edwards Jr. has to offer in 2016. There were some command issues, sure, with 3.50 walks per nine innings, but they were far outweighed by the upside that he flashed in the 36 games in which he appeared. He struck out 13 hitters per nine, using that 95 MPH heater average as a springboard to a 2.87 FIP that went along with a 3.75 ERA. Edwards complements that heat with a nasty curveball that should help to keep those strikeout numbers high. There's certainly fewer questions over Edwards' status as a reliever than there would have been had the Cubs trotted him out there as a starter. But with that fastball/curveball combination, as well as a changeup that's still coming along, he likely has closer's stuff out of the bullpen. Given that we saw him in the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series, there isn't any question that the Cubs have faith in the kid, and his role in the 2017 pen should be quite large, with potential to be the ninth inning guy at some point down the line. Depending on how things play out, that closer's stuff could be utilized as much as anyone in the Chicago relief corps. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Carl Edwards Jr. likely doesn't have upside as a starting pitcher anymore, but that doesn't make him any less valuable to them. Edwards rode high heat and a nasty curve to 13 strikeouts per nine innings, setting him up for a serious bullpen role with the team in 2017.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Rangers (R)3004320.011.252.700.00.150100.0 %  0.002.93  
2012Rangers (A-)230101047.011.493.640.00.25072.3 %  2.112.11  
2013Rangers (A)820181893.111.763.280.00.28471.7 %  1.832.06  
2013Cubs (A+)0006623.012.912.740.39.26081.6 %  1.961.85  
2014Cubs (R)000225.212.716.350.00.20083.3 %  1.593.32  
2014Solar Sox (R)1006615.07.804.800.00.20581.3 %  1.803.59  
2014Cubs (AA)120101048.08.633.940.19.23475.1 %  2.442.92  
2015Cubs (AA)22413023.213.696.460.38.21760.2 %  2.662.97  
2015Cubs (AAA)31223031.211.086.820.00.22172.5 %  2.843.50  
2015Cubs000504.27.715.790.00.25050.0 %58.3 %0.0 %3.863.353.980.0
2016Cubs (AAA)11124025.112.436.040.36.28668.5 %  4.263.61  
2016Cubs01236036.013.003.501.00.16259.8 %50.0 %19.0 %3.752.872.400.6
2016Cubs010806.15.685.680.00.27877.8 %52.9 %0.0 %2.843.784.30 
2017Depth Charts32055055.011.695.000.89.29877.0 %  3.403.57 0.5
2017Steamer32055055.011.264.860.75.29076.8 %48.1 % 3.203.443.620.5
2017Fans (11)33050256.011.253.540.96.30277.2 %  3.253.33 0.7
2017ZiPS32250052.712.135.131.03.29277.2 %  3.593.70 0.4
Total- - -01241040.212.393.760.89.17557.8 %51.2 %17.4 %3.762.922.580.6
Postseason- - -010806.15.685.680.00.27877.8 %52.9 %0.0 %2.843.784.30 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Rangers (R)300.0043000  20.07260006011125
2012Rangers (A-)232.111010000  47.0185261311019022060
2013Rangers (A)821.831818100  93.137762281903403121122
2013Cubs (A+)001.9666000  23.091145517000033
2014Cubs (R)001.5922000  5.2222110400008
2014Solar Sox (R)101.8066000  15.06083308003013
2014Cubs (AA)122.441010000  48.0193301413121013046
2015Cubs (AA)222.66130004  23.210011127117001036
2015Cubs (AAA)312.84230002  31.2132151110024113039
2015Cubs003.8650000004.2193320300004
2016Cubs (AAA)114.26240001  25.1110171212117013035
2016Cubs013.753600026136.0138151515414105052
2016Cubs012.8480000406.1265220400104
2017Depth Charts323.40550  015 55.0 412221531 1  71
2017Steamer323.2055000015 55.0234422220530 2  69
2017Fans (11)333.25502  0  56.0 442220622 2  70
2017ZiPS323.59500  2  52.7 382221630116071
Total- - -013.764100026140.2157181817417105056
Postseason- - -012.8480000406.1265220400104

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Rangers (R)11.252.704.170.0034.7 %8.3 %26.4 %.0920.60.150100.0 %  2.93
2012Rangers (A-)11.493.643.160.0032.4 %10.3 %22.2 %.1590.96.25072.3 %  2.11
2013Rangers (A)11.763.283.590.0032.4 %9.0 %23.3 %.1821.03.28471.7 %  2.06
2013Cubs (A+)12.912.744.710.3936.3 %7.7 %28.6 %.1670.91.26081.6 %  1.85
2014Cubs (R)12.716.352.000.0036.4 %18.2 %18.2 %.1111.06.20083.3 %  3.32
2014Solar Sox (R)7.804.801.630.0021.7 %13.3 %8.3 %.1541.07.20581.3 %  3.59
2014Cubs (AA)8.633.942.190.1923.8 %10.9 %12.9 %.1751.06.23475.1 %  2.92
2015Cubs (AA)13.696.462.120.3836.0 %17.0 %19.0 %.1331.18.21760.2 %  2.97
2015Cubs (AAA)11.086.821.630.0029.6 %18.2 %11.4 %.1401.23.22172.5 %  3.50
2015Cubs7.715.791.330.0021.1 %15.8 %5.3 %.1881.29.25050.0 %99863.35
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Cubs (AAA)12.436.042.060.3631.8 %15.5 %16.4 %.1851.34.28668.5 %  3.61
2016Cubs13.003.503.711.0037.7 %10.1 %27.5 %.1210.81.16259.8 %90702.87
2016Cubs5.685.681.000.0015.4 %15.4 %0.0 %.2271.42.27877.8 %68913.78
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts11.695.002.340.89   .2091.30.29877.0 %  3.57
2017Steamer11.264.862.310.7529.3 %12.7 %16.7 %.2081.31.29076.8 %  3.44
2017Fans (11)11.253.543.180.96   .2181.18.30277.2 %  3.33
2017ZiPS12.135.132.371.03   .2041.29.29277.2 %  3.70
Total- - -12.393.763.290.8935.7 %10.8 %24.8 %.1290.86.17557.8 %91712.92
Postseason- - -5.685.681.000.0015.4 %15.4 %0.0 %.2271.42.27877.8 %68913.78

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Cubs3.5025.0 %58.3 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %8.3 %41.7 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %4.321033.98
2016Cubs1.7120.8 %50.0 %29.2 %4.8 %19.0 %5.6 %0.0 %20.8 %38.9 %40.3 %25.0 %47.2 %27.8 %2.42582.40
2016Cubs4.5035.3 %52.9 %11.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      5.121044.30
Total- - -1.8721.4 %51.2 %27.4 %4.3 %17.4 %4.7 %0.0 %25.0 %34.5 %40.5 %23.8 %47.6 %28.6 %2.63632.58
Postseason- - -4.5035.3 %52.9 %11.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      5.121044.30

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Cubs72300000284472
2016Cubs362115120014236387623
2016Cubs926001004756103
Total- - -432318120014264431695
Postseason- - -926001004756103

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Cubs-0.08-0.170.09-0.69-0.070.300.310.280.592-0.09-0.1801
2016Cubs0.38-2.012.397.800.840.981.011.090.99260.74-0.3565
2016Cubs0.00-0.430.430.800.091.211.211.111.2380.08-0.0811
Total- - -0.30-2.182.487.120.760.900.930.990.96280.65-0.3166
Postseason- - -0.00-0.430.430.800.091.211.211.111.2380.08-0.0811

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Cubs63.9% (93.5)  33.3% (78.6)2.8% (88.5)   
2016Cubs73.5% (95.2)  26.0% (80.8)0.5% (89.3)  0.2%
Total- - -72.5% (95.0)  26.8% (80.5)0.7% (89.0)  0.1%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Cubs54.9 %1.4 %11.3 %    32.4 %      
2016Cubs73.8 %      26.1 %  0.2 %   
Total- - -71.9 %0.1 %1.2 %    26.7 %  0.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Cubs93.787.391.9    78.5     
2016Cubs95.1      80.7  91.7  
Total- - -95.087.391.9    80.4  91.7  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Cubs0.4  -0.90.9  0.81  -3.8644.82  
2016Cubs11.0  0.80.0  2.41  0.50-0.51  
Total- - -11.4  -0.10.9  2.26  -0.0617.62  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Cubs1.30.7-0.7    -1.0     
2016Cubs11.2      2.2  0.0  
Total- - -12.50.7-0.7    1.2  0.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Cubs3.3066.85-8.66    -4.27     
2016Cubs2.44      1.38  -4.60  
Total- - -2.5066.85-8.66    0.67  -4.60  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Cubs29.3 %45.2 %36.1 %66.7 %78.6 %73.1 %43.1 %63.2 %9.7 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Cubs33.2 %69.8 %47.4 %50.8 %71.0 %62.4 %38.9 %55.8 %17.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -32.8 %67.0 %46.3 %52.2 %71.6 %63.2 %39.3 %56.7 %17.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Cubs29.0 %45.5 %36.6 %54.6 %86.7 %73.1 %46.5 %20.1
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Cubs34.1 %64.5 %47.4 %48.7 %71.6 %62.4 %43.9 %22.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -33.6 %62.4 %46.3 %49.2 %72.8 %63.2 %44.2 %22.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015CubsP504.2110000000 0   1.000 
2016CubsP36036.0240001100 1   1.000 
Total- - -P41040.2350001100 1   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015CubsP4.20  000              
2016CubsP36.00  011              
Total- - -P40.20  011              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015CubsP4.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
2016CubsP36.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -P40.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (3)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Cubs-0.10.0-0.1-0.10.20.0$0.2 
2016Cubs0.40.8-1.0-0.25.80.6$4.8 
Total- - -0.30.8-1.1-0.36.00.6$5.0 

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  • 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 48, Pick: 23, Overall: 1464
    • Team: Texas Rangers
    • School: Mid-Carolina (SC) HS