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Gavin Floyd

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

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Floyd's 2013 season lasted all of five starts. He left a late-April game with elbow issues, and he had surgery a few weeks later to repair his UCL. Before his season was cut short by the injury, Floyd...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/25/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/27/1983
BORN: Annapolis, MD   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Gavin Floyd Contract Information:

The Braves signed Floyd to a one-year, $4 million deal in December of 2013.

April 9, 2014  –  Gavin Floyd News

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Floyd (elbow) pitched four innings Tuesday for Triple-A Gwinnett, giving up one run on four hits, as he continues to progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Carroll Rogers reports. "Just normal soreness today," Floyd said Wednesday afternoon. "I'm sure there're going to be times where I'm going to have aches and sorenesses, but it's responded really well. I'm very thankful for that and just continue to work and see how it progresses."

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Gavin Floyd Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 AA REA 20 20 0 119.0 93 34 5 94 46 6 6 0 2.57 1.17
2004 21 AAA SCR 5 5 0 30.7 39 17 4 18 9 1 3 0 4.99 1.57
2005 22 AAA SCR 24 23 0 137.3 155 94 11 97 66 6 9 0 6.16 1.61
2005 22 MAJ PHI 7 4 0 26.0 30 29 5 17 16 1 2 0 10.04 1.77
2006 23 AAA SCR 17 17 0 115.0 117 54 9 85 38 7 4 0 4.23 1.35
2006 23 MAJ PHI 11 11 1 54.3 70 44 14 34 32 4 3 0 7.29 1.88
2007 24 AAA CHA 17 17 0 106.7 93 37 9 96 35 7 3 0 3.12 1.20
2007 24 MAJ CHA 16 10 0 70.0 85 41 17 49 19 1 5 0 5.27 1.49
2008 25 MAJ CHA 33 33 0 206.3 190 88 30 145 70 17 8 0 3.84 1.26
2009 26 MAJ CHA 30 30 0 193.0 178 87 21 163 59 11 11 0 4.06 1.23
2010 27 MAJ CWS 31 31 0 187.3 199 85 14 151 58 10 13 0 0 0 4.08 1.37
2011 28 MAJ CWS 31 30 0 193.7 180 94 22 151 45 12 13 0 0 0 4.37 1.16
2012 29 MAJ CWS 29 29 0 168.0 166 80 22 144 63 12 11 0 0 0 4.29 1.36
2013 30 MAJ CWS 5 5 0 24.3 27 14 4 25 12 0 4 0 0 0 5.18 1.60
2014 31 AAA Gwi 3 3 0 9.0 8 4 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 4.00 1.44
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gavin Floyd
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 0 128.7 124 62 16 106 40 8 9 0 0 0 4.34 1.27
Career  (View All) MAJ   199 187 1 1,151.3 1150 573 150 903 390 70 70 0 4.48 1.34

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Gavin Floyd Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Gavin Floyd Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136213914413.275
201237874419516116.291
2011470862711618316.272

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134812313311.302
20123467022711426.226
2011328651864926.211

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201314.702012613.071.02
201292.38408240124.581.42
201182.74706827105.661.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20139.702013638.382.48
201275.74706223103.931.30
2011111.08608318123.411.11
Gavin Floyd Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 AA REA 20 20 119.0 7.11 3.48 2.04 0.38 78.4% 2.57 3.55 .267
2004 21 AAA SCR 5 5 30.7 5.28 2.64 2.00 1.17 70.5% 4.99 4.90 .338
2005 22 AAA SCR 24 23 137.3 6.36 4.33 1.47 0.72 60.5% 6.16 4.69 .332
2005 22 MAJ PHI 7 4 26.0 5.88 5.54 1.06 1.73 41.5% 10.04 6.30 .307
2006 23 AAA SCR 17 17 115.0 6.65 2.97 2.24 0.70 69.2% 4.23 3.97 .311
2006 23 MAJ PHI 11 11 54.3 5.63 5.30 1.06 2.32 0.86 65.9% 7.29 7.12 .320
2007 24 AAA CHA 17 17 106.7 8.10 2.95 2.74 0.76 76.5% 3.12 3.65 .291
2007 24 MAJ CHA 16 10 70.0 6.30 2.44 2.58 2.19 1.06 72.4% 5.27 5.80 .314
2008 25 MAJ CHA 33 33 206.3 6.32 3.05 2.07 1.31 0.95 74.8% 90.9 MPH 3.84 4.74 .268
2009 26 MAJ CHA 30 30 193.0 7.60 2.75 2.76 0.98 1.34 69.4% 91.8 MPH 4.06 3.87 .292
2010 27 MAJ CWS 31 31 187.3 7.25 2.79 2.60 0.67 1.80 70.8% 92.4 MPH 4.08 3.58 .329
2011 28 MAJ CWS 31 30 193.7 7.02 2.09 3.36 1.02 1.31 64.5% 91.2 MPH 4.37 3.98 .286
2012 29 MAJ CWS 29 29 168.0 7.71 3.38 2.29 1.18 1.37 72% 91.5 MPH 4.29 4.56 .304
2013 30 MAJ CWS 5 5 24.3 9.25 4.44 2.08 1.48 1.67 71.4% 91.4 MPH 5.18 4.76 .345
2014 31 AAA Gwi 3 3 9.0 5.00 5.00 1.00 1.00 75% 4.00 5.53 .256
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gavin Floyd
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 128.7 7.41 2.80 2.65 1.12 68.9% 4.34 4.10 .296
Career MAJ   199 187 1,151.3 7.06 3.05 2.32 1.17 69.6% 4.48 4.38 .299

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2014 Stat Review for Gavin Floyd    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
5.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
WEAK
1.44 WHIP
POOR
5.53 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.256 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Gavin Floyd (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Albert Pujols ANA 13 7 2 8 0 1 0 .538 1.077 1.615
Josh Hamilton ANA 15 8 1 5 2 0 0 .533 .867 1.455
Ben Zobrist TB 18 6 4 6 2 5 1 .333 1.000 1.400
Marco Scutaro SF 14 8 0 3 1 2 0 .571 .714 1.314
Joe Mauer MIN 45 19 3 8 11 5 3 .422 .756 1.299
Adam Lind TOR 18 8 1 6 2 2 3 .444 .778 1.278
David Murphy CLE 16 6 2 3 1 2 0 .375 .813 1.224
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 18 8 0 2 2 2 0 .444 .611 1.135
David Ortiz BOS 25 8 3 3 1 8 0 .320 .760 1.106
Alex Gordon KC 25 9 2 5 1 5 0 .360 .720 1.105

Best Matchups for Gavin Floyd (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Billy Butler KC 43 9 0 7 2 7 1 .209 .209 .454
Travis Snider PIT 13 2 0 0 1 6 0 .154 .231 .445
Nelson Cruz BAL 16 3 0 0 0 4 0 .188 .250 .438
Rafael Furcal MIA 15 2 0 1 2 4 0 .133 .133 .356
Matt Wieters BAL 14 2 0 1 1 4 0 .143 .143 .343
Alex Avila DET 19 2 0 1 2 8 0 .105 .105 .296
Nick Punto OAK 15 1 0 0 3 5 0 .067 .067 .289
Alcides Escobar KC 14 2 0 0 0 2 1 .143 .143 .286
Mark Ellis STL 14 1 0 1 0 2 1 .071 .143 .214
Brennan Boesch ANA 19 1 0 0 0 7 0 .053 .053 .105

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Gavin Floyd: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Floyd (elbow) struggled during Thursday's rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Floyd (elbow) will make his next rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

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Floyd (elbow) could make it back by late April, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Floyd (elbow) threw a 40-pitch live batting practice session Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Floyd (elbow) is hoping to be ready by early May, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Floyd (elbow) will face live hitters in batting practice Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Floyd (elbow) has received clearance to throw breaking pitches, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Floyd (elbow) threw 15 changeups during a 75-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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2013

Floyd had his worst season in a White Sox uniform in 2012, but he was still a slightly above-average starter. He struck out a career-best 7.7 K/9, but his walk rate was a career-worst 3.4 BB/9. In addition, he hit an MLB-high 16 batters over the course of the season, which included two three-HBP starts. His velocity was largely in line with figures from previous seasons, so a correction in his command could produce results more in line with his career production. He is due to become a free agent after the season, which could make him an attractive commodity in the trade market. Assuming he stays in Chicago, Floyd should take the ball every fifth day as the team's third or fourth starter.

2012

Floyd was roughly the same pitcher in 2011 as he has in previous seasons, albeit with a slightly higher ERA and marginally lower strikeout rate. His WHIP fell to an impressive 1.162 thanks to a career-low 2.09 BB/9IP, but his HR/9IP inched over 1.00 after two seasons below that threshold. Floyd's affordable terms for the next few years might make him an attractive candidate on the trade market, and a move should not affect his value too much. He would serve as the White Sox's No. 2 or 3 starter if he sticks in Chicago.

2011

Floyd might have been one of the best pitchers in the American League over a 12-start stretch spanning June 8 to Aug. 7. He posted a 1.19 ERA, .203 BAA and earned his first career All-Star appearance over 83.1 innings in those two months. He finished the season poorly, but a shoulder injury may have been the culprit there. Floyd's success may be attributed to a higher ground ball rate - 49.9 percent - and a K/9IP that hovered above 7.0 for the second year in a row. He enters 2011 in the top three of the White Sox rotation.

2010

Floyd would have passed 200 innings for the second straight season were it not for a hip problem that limited his innings over the final month and a half. Even with fewer innings thrown, he managed to strike out more batters than he did in 2008 (163 in 193 innings versus 145 in 206.1). He averaged a respectable 2.8 BB/9IP on the season, but that number shrank to an even better 1.9 BB/9IP over 13 second-half starts. The strikeout and walk numbers may have something to do with his improved slider, which he threw more often in 2009 than in years past. Thanks to the team's acquisition of Jake Peavy, Floyd will likely slide into the fourth starter role, meaning he will usually square off against inferior pitchers.

2009

As important as Floyd's breakout year was to the Sox, he's less likely to repeat than John Danks is. Floyd had a notably low batting average on balls in play (.259) and his HR/FB rate was a career low. He can be a back-end starter, but his ERA is headed upward, taking his fantasy value with it.

2008

Floyd was expected to win the fifth starter job out of spring but got beat out by John Danks and was sent to Triple-A Charlotte. He struggled for the first two months before turning things around in June, allowing 35 hits and 19 walks in his last 56 innings while striking out 55, and earned himself a promotion to Chicago. The results were mixed, though he did finish with a 3.19 ERA over his last five starts. He's once again the front runner to land the fifth starter spot this spring.

2007

Floyd improved somewhat at Triple-A over his miserable 2005 season, but couldn't break through with consistent success with the Phillies. He was dealt in the offseason to the White Sox in the Freddy Garcia deal. Floyd still has his low-90s fastball, good curve and a changeup, and even Phillies officials talked about his potential to be a late bloomer. With Chicago, he'll have to walk the fine line of adjusting to tough AL hitting while refining his control. Floyd is a sleeper, but for 2008, not 2007.

2006

Floyd struggled through a trying year between Triple-A and Philadelphia. He didn't become comfortable with his mechanics until late in the season, and even then his control was still wobbly. He still has a low-90s fastball and an excellent curve, and the fact that he stayed healthy through such a bad year is a good sign. Winter ball in Puerto Rico went well, so Floyd could make the Phillies rotation in spring training.

2005

A top starting prospect, Floyd climbed from Double-A to the majors in 2004 and acclimated himself well in his September debut. Floyd has an economical motion, throws in the low 90s with a very good curveball and generates a fair amount of ground balls. Whether he will start '05 in the Phillies rotation depends on how ready he looks in the spring and how well the organization does in filling out a rotation that had several free agents. Two notes of caution: Floyd is not a power pitcher and he is only 22. He has a high upside, but temper your expectations for 2005.

2004

Floyd joins the triumvirate of Cole Hamels and Ryan Madson as three of the best pitching prospects in the minor leagues. The 2001 first round pick of the Phillies relies heavily on a hard, knee-buckling, curveball but his fastball, usually working in the low-90s, can touch upwards of 94 mph. Because of a fast, smooth delivery, his change-up complements the quick arm motion of his fastball and he needs to use it more. Floyd might not have put up many wins, but his 3.00 ERA in the Florida State League was the second best in the Phillies organization, plus he had 115 strikeouts. Floyd also had a quality appearance at the All-Star Futures Game. Floyd will start off at Double-A Reading in 2004.

2003

Floyd has risen quickly to become one of baseball’s top pitching prospects, all before the age of 20. The 2001 first round pick of the Phillies relies heavily on a hard, knee-buckling, curveball but his fastball, usually working in the low-90s, can touch upwards of 94 mph. Because of a fast, smooth delivery, his change-up complements the quick arm motion of his fastball and he needs to use it more. At present, his curveball is so good he tends to forget about the rest of the repertoire. This will need to change as he moves to the higher levels. Despite being a teenager, Low-A Lakewood provided little competition for his talents in 2002. While he’s very confident and polished, the club is unlikely to push him through the system rapidly. In all likelihood, the Phillies will start their protégé in High Class A Clearwater to begin 2003. Because of his youth, and lack of competition thus far, he may struggle initially. Floyd needs to learn to become less dependant on pure stuff and vary his pitches. Once this is accomplished there is nothing but a lack of experience between him and a big league career.