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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2012Twins000101.09.009.000.00.000100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.004.094.090.0
2014Dodgers000201.210.800.005.40.2500.0 %40.0 %50.0 %10.808.532.220.0
2016Royals000201.16.750.000.00.250100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.001.654.140.0
Total- - -000504.09.002.252.25.20076.9 %54.5 %25.0 %4.505.133.330.0

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2012Twins000.0010000001.040000100101
2014Dodgers0010.8020000001.272221000002
2016Royals000.0020000001.151000000001
Total- - -004.5050000004.0163221100104

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2012Twins9.009.001.000.0025.0 %25.0 %0.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %01004.09
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2014Dodgers10.800.002.005.4028.6 %0.0 %28.6 %.2861.20.2500.0 %3122368.53
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2016Royals6.750.001.000.0020.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.2000.75.250100.0 %0391.65
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
Total- - -9.002.254.002.2525.0 %6.3 %18.8 %.2001.00.20076.9 %1301365.13

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2012Twins2.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %4.75994.09
2014Dodgers1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %0.0 %20.0 %80.0 %1.87602.22
2016Royals1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %3.29984.14
Total- - -1.509.1 %54.5 %36.4 %25.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %54.5 %36.4 %9.1 %9.1 %36.4 %54.5 %2.85823.33

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012Twins200000028917
2014Dodgers2210000071926
2016Royals2201000091322
Total- - -64110002244165

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2012Twins0.000.000.000.500.050.00 0.00 00.00 00
2014Dodgers0.000.000.00-1.34-0.140.000.000.00 00.00 00
2016Royals0.000.000.001.670.160.000.010.01 0-0.010.0500
Total- - -0.000.000.000.840.080.000.000.00 0-0.010.1600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2012Twins76.5% (89.7)   23.5% (79.3)   
2014Dodgers57.7% (86.5)   42.3% (78.9)   
2016Royals81.8% (88.0)   18.2% (74.8)   
Total- - -70.8% (88.0)   29.2% (78.1)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012Twins52.9 %         47.1 %   
2014Dodgers26.9 % 3.9 %       57.7 % 11.5 % 
2016Royals54.6 %9.1 %        27.3 % 9.1 % 
Total- - -43.1 %3.1 %1.5 %       44.6 % 7.7 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012Twins91.1         82.3  
2014Dodgers89.7 88.0       81.7 74.4
2016Royals89.091.0        81.0 73.4
Total- - -89.891.088.0       81.7 74.0

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2012Twins82.4 %   17.7 %      
2014Dodgers80.0 %   20.0 %      
2016Royals81.8 %   18.2 %      
Total- - -81.3 %   18.8 %      

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2012Twins89.6   78.7     
2014Dodgers86.2   75.9     
2016Royals88.4   74.8     
Total- - -87.9   76.3     

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2012Twins0.0   0.4  -0.11   10.01  
2014Dodgers-0.2   -0.9  -1.03   -7.82  
2016Royals0.3   0.0  1.88   0.70  
Total- - -0.2   -0.4  0.37   -2.27  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012Twins-0.1         0.5  
2014Dodgers-0.5 0.0       -0.7 0.3
2016Royals0.80.2        -0.7 0.1
Total- - -0.20.20.0       -0.9 0.4

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2012Twins-1.08         6.05  
2014Dodgers-6.63 -3.54       -4.90 9.39
2016Royals6.457.95        -11.51 5.02
Total- - -0.767.95-3.54       -3.25 7.64

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2012Twins0.2   0.2     
2014Dodgers-1.4   0.4     
2016Royals0.3   0.0     
Total- - --0.9   0.7     

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2012Twins1.41   6.28     
2014Dodgers-7.18   8.85     
2016Royals1.74   0.70     
Total- - --1.78   5.49     

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2012Twins9.1 %66.7 %29.4 %0.0 %100.0 %80.0 %35.3 %50.0 %5.9 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2014Dodgers18.2 %66.7 %46.2 %0.0 %90.0 %75.0 %57.7 %85.7 %11.5 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2016Royals25.0 %80.0 %50.0 %66.7 %87.5 %81.8 %45.5 %60.0 %9.1 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -17.7 %71.0 %43.1 %33.3 %90.9 %78.6 %47.7 %68.8 %9.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2012Twins9.1 %66.7 %29.4 %100.0 %75.0 %80.0 %35.3 %14.0
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2014Dodgers18.2 %66.7 %46.2 %0.0 %90.0 %75.0 %57.7 %11.7
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2016Royals18.2 %81.8 %50.0 %50.0 %88.9 %81.8 %50.0 %16.6
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -15.2 %71.9 %43.1 %40.0 %87.0 %78.6 %49.2 %14.0

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2012Twins9.1 %66.7 %29.4 %100.0 %75.0 %80.0 %35.3 %14.0
2014Dodgers30.0 %53.3 %44.0 %33.3 %87.5 %72.7 %60.0 %11.8
2016Royals25.0 %80.0 %50.0 %66.7 %87.5 %81.8 %45.5 %16.6
Total- - -21.2 %64.5 %42.2 %57.1 %85.0 %77.8 %48.4 %14.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2012TwinsP101.0000000000 0   .000 
2014DodgersP201.2000000000 0   .000 
2016RoyalsP201.1000000000 0   .000 
Total- - -P504.0000000000 0   .000 
2006Mets (A)C9594802.1669799  14    645721   
2007Mets (A+)C5252457.1352284  3    44166   
2007Mets (AA)C3030259.0209215  2    1885   
2007Twins (AA)C1717137.212972  1    844   
2008Twins (AA)C9290780.2645456  7    262610   
2009Twins (AAA)C9692795.0585687  3    564014   
2010TwinsC4744394.2301265131210 2116413.985 
2011TwinsC9375670.2418385050300 4822721.989 
2012Twins (AAA)C1412106.295100  0    451   
2012TwinsC4132298.2242151001201 237415.996 
2013Dodgers (AAA)C1616140.0132170  1    5103   
2013Twins (AAA)C2221177.013982  0    746   
20132 TeamsC4115.0600000000 00001.000 
    2013TwinsC219.0300000000 00001.000 
    2013DodgersC206.0300000000 00001.000 
2014DodgersC5748445.1434300000101 23119161.000 
20152 TeamsC4930282.2211174040001 159115.983 
    2015AngelsC7756.04051010000 8303.978 
    2015RoyalsC4223226.2171123030001 76112.984 
2016RoyalsC5134325.1288166151010 155119.981 
2017RoyalsC7443432.0397182021110 279714.995 
2018RoyalsC2925235.119381010000 112412.995 
Total- - -C4453323099.22490168242204933 1838137125.991 
2008Twins (AA)1B2213.01010  1          
2013Dodgers1B2111.015000010010    1.000 
2014Dodgers1B103.04011000000    .800 
20152 Teams1B8124.018400000000    1.000 
    2015Angels1B306.01000000000    1.000 
    2015Royals1B5118.017400000000    1.000 
2016Royals1B202.02000000000    1.000 
2017Royals1B4010.013100010010    1.000 
Total- - -1B17250.052511020020    .983 
2012Twins (AAA)LF119.0101  0          

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2012TwinsP1.00  000              
2014DodgersP1.20  000              
2016RoyalsP1.10  000              
Total- - -P4.00  000              
2010TwinsC394.24  0 4    14-0.6 4      
2011TwinsC670.23  -1 -10    26-0.8 3      
2012TwinsC298.20  -1 -1    17-0.8 2      
20132 TeamsC15.00  0 0    10.2        
    2013TwinsC9.00  0 0    10.2        
    2013DodgersC6.00  0 0              
2014DodgersC445.12  0 5    27-0.5 -1      
20152 TeamsC282.22  -1 -1       -1      
    2015AngelsC56.01  0 1              
    2015RoyalsC226.21  -1 -2       -1      
2016RoyalsC325.1-2  -2 -5       0      
2017RoyalsC432.0-1  0 -11       -4      
2018RoyalsC235.1-1  0 -4              
Total- - -C3099.27  -5 -23    86-2.5 3      
2013Dodgers1B11.0 0 000111.0000      0.10.00.121.4
2014Dodgers1B3.0 0 -10-100 0   0      
20152 Teams1B24.0 0 00064.6671   0 -0.10.30.10.415.7
    2015Angels1B6.0 0 00010.0000      0.50.10.644.4
    2015Royals1B18.0 0 00054.8001   0 -0.1-0.20.1-0.2-11.5
2016Royals1B2.0 0 00000 0   0      
2017Royals1B10.0 0 00043.7500   0 0.00.10.10.29.0
Total- - -1B50.0 0 -10-1118.7271   0 -0.10.50.30.713.9

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012TwinsC298.20.0%      (3)0.0%      (1)33.3%      (3)25.0%     (4)50.0%      (2)100.0%      (8)
20132 TeamsC15.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
    2013TwinsC9.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
    2013DodgersC6.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
2014DodgersC445.10.0%      (6)0.0%    (10)60.0%    (15)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (17)
20152 TeamsC282.20.0%      (0)10.0%    (10)55.6%      (9)66.7%     (3)50.0%      (4)100.0%      (9)
    2015AngelsC56.00.0%      (0)25.0%      (4)33.3%      (3)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)
    2015RoyalsC226.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (6)66.7%      (6)100.0%     (2)33.3%      (3)100.0%      (8)
2016RoyalsC325.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (9)28.6%      (7)50.0%     (2)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (6)
2017RoyalsC432.00.0%      (5)8.3%    (12)25.0%    (12)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (8)
2018RoyalsC235.10.0%      (1)14.3%      (7)25.0%      (4)0.0%     (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (7)
Total- - -C3099.20.0%    (16)6.1%    (49)42.0%    (50)30.8%    (13)57.1%      (7)100.0%    (55)
2013Dodgers1B11.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
20152 Teams1B24.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
    2015Angels1B6.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)
    2015Royals1B18.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
2017Royals1B10.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
Total- - -1B50.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (10)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2010Twins394.24367503873757278654
2011Twins670.21249383361756975573
2012Twins299.21654252970777271572
2014Dodgers450.0153735383952596246-1
    2015Royals244.264039384349545245-1
2016Royals328.21349474544565455500
2017Royals442.062434422432333432-4
Total- - -2585.210546383752616063514

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2012Twins0.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2014Dodgers-0.10.00.00.0-0.50.0($0.4) 
2016Royals0.00.00.00.00.30.0$0.3 
Total- - -0.00.1-0.10.0-0.20.0($0.1) 

  • $3.8m / 2 Years (2017 - 2018) (Edit)
    • signed by Kansas City Royals on 11/18/2016 (Free Agent)
    • 2017: $1.5M, 2018: $2.3M
    • Originally Reported By: Rustin Dodd
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $1.2m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Kansas City Royals on 1/15/2016 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2016: $1.2M
    • Incentives: $12,500 for 25 games played
    • Originally Reported By: Jeffrey Flanagan
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $1m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on 1/15/2015 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2015: $1M
    • Agent / Agency: David Schwartz
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Fletcher
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by mo_green
  • $0.7m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Los Angeles Dodgers on 11/30/2013 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2014: $0.7M
    • Agent / Agency: David Schwartz
    • Originally Reported By: Ken Gurnick
    • Source: losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins (League Minimum)
    • 2012: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 3/1/2011 (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2010) (Edit)
    • signed by Minnesota Twins on 3/7/2010 (League Minimum)
    • 2010: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 9, Overall: 149
    • Team: New York Mets
    • School: U Central Florida, FL
  • 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 48, Pick: 838, Overall: 1419
    • Team: Toronto Blue Jays
    • School: Bishop Moore School HS (Orlando, FL)