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Chris Tillman

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

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16-6

ERA

3.77

WHIP

1.28

K

140

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tillman is a great example of "better real life than fantasy pitcher." Three of his last four seasons have been solid ERA-wise despite a steady low-to-mid 4.00s FIP. The bottom line has been an averag...

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2017 ADP:  298.88

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/6/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/15/1988
BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Tillman Contract Information:

Agreed to one-year, $10.05 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2017.

February 15, 2017  –  Chris Tillman News

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Tillman (shoulder) is already throwing and will play catch Tuesday, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Chris Tillman 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
2007 19 A HIG 20 20 0 102.7 107 60 12 105 48 6 7 0 5.26 1.51
2007 19 A WIS 8 8 0 33.0 31 13 1 34 13 1 4 0 3.55 1.33
2008 20 AA BOW 28 28 0 135.7 115 48 10 154 65 11 4 0 3.18 1.33
2009 21 AAA NOR 18 18 0 96.7 85 29 5 99 26 8 6 0 2.70 1.15
2009 21 MAJ BAL 12 12 0 65.0 77 39 15 39 24 2 5 0 5.40 1.55
2010 22 AAA NOR 21 21 2 121.1 120 45 10 94 30 11 7 0 0 0 3.34 1.24
2010 22 MAJ BAL 11 11 0 53.7 51 35 9 31 31 2 5 0 0 0 5.87 1.53
2011 23 AAA NOR 15 15 0 76.1 77 44 17 54 38 3 6 0 0 0 5.19 1.51
2011 23 MAJ BAL 13 13 0 62.0 77 38 5 46 25 3 5 0 0 0 5.52 1.65
2012 24 AA BOW 1 1 0 3.1 4 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 8.10 1.94
2012 24 AAA NOR 1 15 0 89.1 85 36 5 92 30 8 8 0 0 0 3.63 1.29
2012 24 MAJ BAL 15 15 0 86.0 66 28 12 66 24 9 3 0 0 0 2.93 1.05
2013 25 MAJ BAL 33 33 0 206.3 184 85 33 179 68 16 7 0 0 0 3.71 1.22
2014 26 MAJ BAL 34 34 1 207.3 189 77 21 150 66 13 6 0 0 0 3.34 1.23
2015 27 MAJ BAL 31 31 0 173.0 176 96 20 120 64 11 11 0 0 0 4.99 1.39
2016 28 MAJ BAL 30 30 0 172.0 155 72 19 140 66 16 6 0 0 0 3.77 1.28
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3-Year Averages     31 31 0 184.1 173 81 20 136 65 13 7 0 0 0 3.96 1.29
Career  (View All)     179 179 1 1,025.3 975 470 134 771 368 72 48 0 4.13 1.31

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Chris Tillman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 @Tor 5.7 6 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.77 1.28
Sep. 22 Bos 1.7 5 3 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.84 1.27
Sep. 17 TB 5.7 4 3 3 1 1 6 2 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.72 1.24
Sep. 11 @Det 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.68 1.25
Aug. 20 Hou 2.0 6 6 6 1 5 0 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.76 1.27
Aug. 11 @Oak 7.0 5 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.46 1.21
Aug. 6 @CWS 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.50 1.24
Jul. 31 @Tor 5.7 5 2 2 1 3 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.22
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.7 IP/G
7.3 11 5 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.91 2.32
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
19.0 19 9 8 1 8 14 2 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.79 1.42
Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
39.7 42 22 21 5 18 28 4 1 0 2-3 0 0 0 4.76 1.51

Chris Tillman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163287434702128.240
20153756437872023.262
201448082351091929.249

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201638766328523111.247
201536656278922117.271
201439168318015312.225

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201684.08308036104.611.45
201593.7660633384.711.28
2014113.3550803392.541.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201688.0830603092.971.13
201579.35505731125.331.51
201494.08107033124.311.34
Chris Tillman 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
2007 19 A HIG 20 20 102.7 9.20 4.21 2.19 1.05 66.4% 5.26 4.43 .340
2007 19 A WIS 8 8 33.0 9.27 3.55 2.62 0.27 72.1% 3.55 2.81 .337
2008 20 AA BOW 28 28 135.7 10.22 4.31 2.37 0.66 77.6% 3.18 3.41 .315
2009 21 AAA NOR 18 18 96.7 9.22 2.42 3.81 0.47 77.4% 2.70 2.76 .315
2009 21 MAJ BAL 12 12 65.0 5.40 3.32 1.63 2.08 0.99 72.1% 92.0 MPH 5.40 6.14 .301
2010 22 AAA NOR 21 21 121.1 6.99 2.23 3.13 0.74 75% 3.34 3.51 .308
2010 22 MAJ BAL 11 11 53.7 5.20 5.20 1.00 1.51 1.20 64.4% 90.5 MPH 5.87 6.01 .259
2011 23 AAA NOR 15 15 76.1 6.39 4.49 1.42 2.01 72.4% 5.19 6.26 .272
2011 23 MAJ BAL 13 13 62.0 6.68 3.63 1.84 0.73 1.00 66% 89.5 MPH 5.52 4.17 .358
2012 24 AA BOW 1 1 3.1 5.81 5.81 1.00 0.00 50% 8.10 3.85 .372
2012 24 AAA NOR 1 15 89.1 9.29 3.03 3.07 0.51 71.8% 3.63 2.98 .334
2012 24 MAJ BAL 15 15 86.0 6.91 2.51 2.75 1.26 0.72 79.5% 92.3 MPH 2.93 4.35 .234
2013 25 MAJ BAL 33 33 206.3 7.81 2.97 2.63 1.44 0.99 76.3% 91.7 MPH 3.71 4.58 .273
2014 26 MAJ BAL 34 34 207.3 6.51 2.86 2.27 0.91 1.09 76.1% 90.7 MPH 3.34 4.08 .279
2015 27 MAJ BAL 31 31 173.0 6.24 3.33 1.88 1.04 1.35 65.5% 91.5 MPH 4.99 4.51 .298
2016 28 MAJ BAL 30 30 172.0 7.33 3.45 2.12 0.99 1.31 73.8% 91.7 MPH 3.77 4.28 .283
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3-Year Averages     31 31 184.1 6.65 3.18 2.09 0.98 72% 3.96 4.19 .285
Career     179 179 1,025.3 6.77 3.23 2.10 1.18 72.2% 4.13 4.51 .284

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Chris Tillman Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 173 -1 15 -1 0 101 0 0 0
2016 P 172 -2 13 -2 0 84 -3 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 -2 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Tillman    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.12 K/BB
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7.33 K/9
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3.45 BB/9
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91.7 MPH Fastball
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1.0 HR/9
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1.31 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.77 ERA
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1.28 WHIP
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4.28 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.283 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
73.8% Strand Rate
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Tillman

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Chris Tillman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tillman (shoulder) is not expected to make the start on Opening Day due to a shoulder issue, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Tillman says he's "confident" the shoulder issues that plagued him in 2016 will not be a problem moving forward, MASN Sports reports.

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Tillman and the Orioles avoided arbitration with a one-year, $10.05 million deal Friday, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

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Tillman will start Tuesday's wild-card matchup against Toronto, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

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Tillman pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out two Blue Jays in Wednesday's no-decision.

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Tillman is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against Toronto, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

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Tillman didn't last long Thursday against Boston, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks in just 1.2 innings.

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Tillman (16-6) allowed three runs on four hits, struck out six and walked one over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

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Tillman (16-5) allowed just one run on four hits and a walk over six innings in Sunday's win over the Tigers, striking out four.

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The Orioles activated Tillman (shoulder) from the disabled list Sunday.

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2016

Tillman entered the 2015 season trying to build on two-and-a-half seasons of success atop Baltimore's rotation, but things spiraled downward instead. It should come as no surprise that Tillman increased his BB/9 (2.86 in 2013 to 3.33 in 2015) and decreased his K/9 over the last two years (7.81 in 2013 to 6.24 in 2015). His BABIP bounced from the .260s in 2013 and 2014 to .293 in 2015, which would actually fall more in line with the league average. Surprisingly, Tillman has increased his groundball rate each of the last three years to 43.5% of batted balls last season. Despite the successes in each of the prior three seasons, all three of those seasons came with a FIP higher than 4.00, so it appears his actual ERA finally caught up in 2015. Tillman is a rebound candidate, but his historical FIP indicates he was a bit lucky in his prior success.

2015

There was a lot to like from Tillmanís 2013 season. A gaudy win-loss record earned him an All-Star bid, but he retroactively earned it with a strong finish to the season. Hoping to build on that, he opened 2014 with a 1.71 ERA in his first four starts before a seven-run shellacking in Toronto sent him on a nine-start skid that resulted in a 7.25 ERA. The big issue during that skid is the same issue that has plagued Tillman throughout his career: home runs. His 1.3 HR/9 made it tough to buy into his 2.93 ERA from 2012, and he followed it up with a 1.4 HR/9 in 2013, which put his 3.71 ERA in doubt. With that in consideration, his 5.20 ERA through his first 13 starts last year wasnít too surprising when paired with his 1.3 HR/9. However, he substantially improved his fastball command from mid-June on, spurring a 0.7 HR/9 and 2.38 ERA in his final 21 starts. Though heís seemingly been around forever, 2014 was just his second full season as a major leaguer, and this is still a growth profile. If he could pump the strikeouts up some, Tillman could become a force in all formats.

2014

Tillman capitalized on a strong finish to his 2012 season by finally putting things together and earning an All-Star selection in 2013. However, a 4.42 FIP for 2013 shows that caution should be exercised. Tillman allowed 33 home runs and had an 80.5% strand rate, which was sixth highest in the league. Tillman and A.J. Griffin were the only qualified pitchers in MLB who had an ERA under 4.00 and allowed more than 26 home runs. Nonetheless, on the heels of his quality 2013 campaign, Tillman is likely to be named the Orioles' Opening Day starter.

2013

Tillman had consistently disappointed at the MLB level since his 2009 debut, but he finally put some success together after receiving a July promotion. The problem is that Tillman's success appeared to ride on an insane .221 BABIP in 2012. Tillman has historically struck out a batter per inning in the minors. His 6.9 K/9 in 2012 was a career best, but his average in MLB over the last four years is closer to 6.0. Tillman is out of options, which means the Orioles would have to dangle him on waivers if he does not make the team. That could help him play his way into a rotation spot out of spring training, but his 2012 pace seems unsustainable given the aforementioned good fortune on balls in play.

2012

Tillman, one of the key pieces of the trade which sent Erik Bedard to Seattle, has yet to launch as an Oriole. He struggled again in 2011, limping to a 5.52 ERA in 13 starts. For another season, Tillman still couldn't strike out twice as many as he walked, and a .348 BABIP doomed him. At 23, there is still plenty of time for Tillman to find it, and the Orioles won't be in any rush to jettison him either. Give it another year as beneath the young pitcher struggling with his control is a talented arm that dominated throughout his time in the minors against much older competition.

2011

While Tillman's overall numbers were disappointing last season, he occasionally flashed the form that had scouts excited about him, including a start at Texas in which he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Besides Tillman's control problems, which have been a feature at each minor league step, Tillman's velocity dropped by nearly two mph on all three of his primary pitches. It probably would help matters if the O's didn't continually yank him up-and-down from Triple-A Norfolk like they did last season. We're not ready to cut bait on Tillman's potential, but we're also not willing to advise using anything more than a reserve pick on him.

2010

Tillman's highly anticipated debut came with some growing pains. Unlike his counterpart Brian Matusz, Tillman did not close the season well. However, Tillman threw a career-high in innings between Triple-A and Baltimore and any rookie pitcher is expected to struggle at times. The future looks bright as Tillman has the stuff of a front of the rotation starter, but the question is when the light will come on. He has proven himself in the minors and will be in the rotation out of spring training this season.

2009

While Adam Jones was the trendy name in the Erik Bedard deal, Tillman was the biggest prize. After an 11-4 season at Double-A, with a 3.18 ERA Tillman is the farthest along of the Orioles' top pitching prospects and is one of the better pitching prospects in baseball. Tillman turns 21 in April and will not be rushed to the big leagues. Expect him to get a full season in Triple-A, with a chance for a September call-up.

2008

Tillman was named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year last season as he led all Mariners minor leaguers with 139 strikeouts in 135.2 innings between Low-A and High-A. Tillman earned a quick promotion after posting a 3.55 ERA and a 2.6:1 K:BB ratio at Low-A Wisconsin but initially had trouble acclimating to the hitter-friendly California League. He had a 9.29 ERA in his first seven starts through June, but slowly improved to the point that he posted a 1.82 ERA in six August starts. Tillman pitches in the mid-90s and has a plus curve but needs to improve his control (4.04 BB/9 last year). A second-round pick in 2006, Tillman is just 19 and needs more time to refine his mechanics and command.