Blake Treinen Oakland Athletics

Age: 30 (June 30, 1988) | 6' 5" | 225lbs. | Throws: Right P-68
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS AAA 2014 8 2 0 0 16 16 80.2 78 4 20 64 3.35 1.21 1.17 2.2 7.1 .312 n/a
WAS NL 2014 2 3 0 0 15 7 50.2 57 1 13 30 2.49 1.38 1.28 2.3 5.3 .332 59/22/19 2 3
WAS AAA 2015 0 0 0 0 5 0 12.0 6 0 1 14 0.00 0.58 0.54 0.8 10.5 .232 n/a
WAS NL 2015 2 5 0 0 60 0 67.2 62 4 32 65 3.86 1.39 1.24 4.3 8.6 .316 63/22/15 -1 2
WAS NL 2016 4 1 1 0 73 0 67.0 51 5 31 63 2.28 1.22 1.10 4.2 8.5 .268 66/14/20 10 9
WAS NL 2017 0 2 3 5 37 0 37.2 48 3 13 32 5.73 1.62 1.57 3.1 7.6 .377 61/15/24 -3 -2
OAK AL 2017 3 4 13 5 35 0 38.0 32 3 12 42 2.13 1.16 1.12 2.8 9.9 .308 56/23/21 16 10
OAK AL 2018 9 2 38 0 68 0 80.0 46 2 21 100 0.79 0.84 0.74 2.4 11.2 .259 52/24/24 50 32
Career 5yrs 20 17 55 10 288 7 341.0 296 18 122 332 2.64 1.23 1.13 3.2 8.8 .306 n/a
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I guess health comes in to play in Miller's contract, but they are paying a 3 WAR player, when healthy only $4M/WAR.  That's well below historical trend market value, especially for a relief pitcher.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 4

With a MI combo of Murphy and Turner defensively and that GB rate....no surprise his BABIP for Washington in 2017 was that high. 

van wilhoite LVW
Feb 3

I don't know - Andrew Miller at age 33 just got 2 years/25 million.

A completely different market from Harper/Machado.  One doesn't affect the other in modern baseball economics.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 3

Except for the first half of the season in Washington in 2017 he's been a great pitcher.  Last year he was incredible.  Glad he got an appropriate raise.  Unfortunately he came up relatively late and he will be hitting the free agent market as an "old" player.  Even the young MVP caliber players can't get good contracts.  Guys like Treinen are going to be in trouble.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 3

Won his arbitration case. $6.4 million. A's offered 5.6.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 3

8th most valuable pitcher, both leagues, in 5x5.

2018 Statcast Averages

NP: 578

Pitch Type: Sinker

Avg Pitch Speed: 97.3

Avg Spin Rate: 2,371

Avg Exit Velocity: 87.2

First reliever on the list of highest earners. His sinker was was almost six mph faster than the average sinker (91.6). The exit velocity was more than one mph lower than the average (88.4).

I am writing this in November, before the Cy Young voting has been announced. He and Diaz would both be very high on my ballot, probably second and third behind Snell; in the cumulative wisdom of the baseball writers, neither is going to be in the top five.

What I can't decide is, which one is second?

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs: WAR 3.6 FIP 1.82 SIERA 2.46 FB 67% FBv 97.4 HR/FB 4% Hard 29%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18