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Jose Veras

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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15.43

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2.79

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Veras split his 2013 campaign between the Astros and Tigers, finishing 0-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 62.2 innings between his two stops. Prior to joining Detroit at the trade deadline, Veras wa...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 242   DOB: 10/20/1980   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Veras Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Cubs in December of 2013.

April 24, 2014  –  Jose Veras News

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Jose Veras 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 23 AA MON 3 3 0 10.0 10 7 2 6 7 1 0 0 6.30 1.70
2004 23 AAA DUR 30 10 0 84.3 101 49 9 63 33 6 5 0 5.23 1.59
2005 24 AAA OKL 57 0 0 61.7 63 26 4 72 33 3 5 24 3.79 1.56
2006 25 AAA COL 50 0 0 59.7 49 16 3 68 19 5 3 21 2.41 1.14
2006 25 MAJ NYY 12 0 0 11.0 8 5 2 6 5 0 0 1 4.09 1.18
2007 26 R GCL 2 2 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 26 A Tam 2 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2007 26 AAA SCR 12 0 0 16.0 17 8 1 17 7 2 0 4 4.50 1.50
2007 26 MAJ NYY 9 0 0 9.3 6 6 0 7 7 0 0 2 5.79 1.39
2008 27 AAA SCR 13 0 0 13.0 8 2 1 21 4 0 0 9 1.38 0.92
2008 27 MAJ NYY 60 0 0 57.7 52 23 7 63 29 5 3 0 3.59 1.40
2009 28 AAA COL 7 0 0 7.0 3 1 1 9 2 0 1 0 1.29 0.71
2009 28 MAJ CLE 22 0 0 24.7 19 12 3 22 14 1 2 0 4.38 1.34
2009 28 MAJ NYY 25 0 0 25.7 23 17 5 18 14 3 1 0 5.96 1.44
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CLE/NYY 47 0 0 50.3 42 29 8 40 28 4 3 0 5.19 1.39
2010 29 AAA New 24 0 0 30.1 37 17 2 39 16 1 1 2 0 0 5.04 1.76
2010 29 MAJ FLA 48 0 0 48.0 32 20 5 54 29 3 3 0 2 19 3.75 1.27
2011 30 MAJ PIT 79 0 0 71.0 54 30 6 79 34 2 4 1 7 27 3.80 1.24
2012 31 MAJ MIL 72 0 0 67.0 61 27 5 79 40 5 4 1 1 11 3.63 1.51
2013 32 MAJ HOU 42 0 0 43.0 29 14 4 44 14 0 4 19 3 0 2.93 1.00
2013 32 MAJ DET 25 0 0 19.7 16 7 2 16 8 0 1 2 1 9 3.20 1.22
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ HOU/DET 67 0 0 62.7 45 21 6 60 22 0 5 21 4 9 3.02 1.07
2014 33 MAJ CHC 5 0 0 4.7 4 8 2 5 9 0 0 0 2 0 15.43 2.79
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jose Veras
3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 0 66.9 53 26 5 72 32 2 4 7 4 15 3.50 1.27
Career  (View All) MAJ   399 0 0 381.7 304 169 41 393 203 19 22 26 3.99 1.33

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Jose Veras 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
Apr. 20 Cin 1.0 2 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 15.43 2.79
Apr. 11 @StL 1.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 - 0 1 0 12.27 2.45
Apr. 8 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.13 2.63
Apr. 6 Phi 0.7 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 16.20 4.20
Apr. 2 @Pit 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 9.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
2.0 3 5 5 2 3 2 2 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 22.50 3.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 4 8 8 2 9 5 3 1 0 0-0 0 2 0 15.43 2.79
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 4 8 8 2 9 5 3 1 0 0-0 0 2 0 15.43 2.79

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Jose Veras Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013132221027504.231
2012146431932512.260
2011123301919315.184

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013122381218312.165
2012154362129413.220
2011182491535811.220

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201337.00312331343.411.03
201235.0421441624.631.31
201136.7110481502.701.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.702927922.451.13
201232.0120352432.531.72
201134.3131311964.981.46
Jose Veras 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 23 AA MON 3 3 10.0 5.40 6.30 0.86 1.80 66.7% 6.30 6.70 .265
2004 23 AAA DUR 30 10 84.3 6.72 3.52 1.91 0.96 68% 5.23 4.52 .345
2005 24 AAA OKL 57 0 61.7 10.51 4.82 2.18 0.58 76.1% 3.79 3.41 .367
2006 25 AAA COL 50 0 59.7 10.26 2.87 3.58 0.45 80% 2.41 2.58 .315
2006 25 MAJ NYY 12 0 11.0 4.91 4.09 1.20 1.64 0.47 72.7% 4.09 5.88 .193
2007 26 R GCL 2 2 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2007 26 A Tam 2 1 3.0 15.00 6.00 2.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .000
2007 26 AAA SCR 12 0 16.0 9.56 3.94 2.43 0.56 69.6% 4.50 3.76 .363
2007 26 MAJ NYY 9 0 9.3 6.75 6.75 1.00 0.00 1.10 53.8% 5.79 4.03 .237
2008 27 AAA SCR 13 0 13.0 14.54 2.77 5.25 0.69 90.9% 1.38 2.35 .309
2008 27 MAJ NYY 60 0 57.7 9.83 4.53 2.17 1.09 0.88 78.4% 3.59 4.15 .311
2009 28 AAA COL 7 0 7.0 11.57 2.57 4.50 1.29 100% 1.29 3.34 .157
2009 28 MAJ CLE 22 0 24.7 8.03 5.11 1.57 1.09 0.78 70% 4.38 4.76 .252
2009 28 MAJ NYY 25 0 25.7 6.31 4.91 1.29 1.75 0.78 62.5% 5.96 6.02 .249
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CLE/NYY 47 0 50.3 7.15 5.01 1.43 1.43 0.78 66.1% 5.19 5.40 .250
2010 29 AAA New 24 0 30.1 11.66 4.78 2.44 0.60 70.6% 5.04 3.07 .433
2010 29 MAJ FLA 48 0 48.0 10.13 5.44 1.86 0.94 1.00 73.2% 3.75 4.18 .249
2011 30 MAJ PIT 79 0 71.0 10.01 4.31 2.32 0.76 0.82 70.7% 3.80 3.68 .284
2012 31 MAJ MIL 72 0 67.0 10.61 5.37 1.98 0.67 1.29 77.1% 3.63 3.69 .337
2013 32 MAJ HOU 42 0 43.0 9.21 2.93 3.14 0.84 1.22 74.4% 93.4 MPH 2.93 3.55 .244
2013 32 MAJ DET 25 0 19.7 7.32 3.66 2.00 0.92 0.73 77.3% 93.4 MPH 3.20 4.27 .262
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ HOU/DET 67 0 62.7 8.62 3.16 2.73 0.86 1.01 75.4% 93.4 MPH 3.02 3.62 .250
2014 33 MAJ CHC 5 0 4.7 9.64 17.36 0.56 3.86 1.50 45.5% 92.2 MPH 15.43 14.34 .197
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jose Veras
3-Year Averages MAJ   72 0 66.9 9.69 4.31 2.25 0.67 73.8% 3.50 3.45 .292
Career MAJ   399 0 381.7 9.27 4.79 1.94 0.97 72.5% 3.99 4.19 .278

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2014 Stat Review for Jose Veras    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.56 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.64 K/9
GOOD
17.36 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
3.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.50 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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15.43 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.79 WHIP
TERRIBLE
14.34 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.197 BABIP
LOW
45.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Jose Veras (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian Bogusevic MIA 4 3 0 2 2 0 0 .750 1.750 2.583
Troy Tulowitzki COL 4 2 1 1 1 2 0 .500 1.500 2.100
Pedro Alvarez PIT 4 2 1 3 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
David Wright NY-N 8 5 1 1 1 1 0 .625 1.000 1.667
Marco Scutaro SF 6 3 1 4 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Brandon Phillips CIN 6 3 1 3 0 2 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Jay Bruce CIN 9 4 2 2 1 3 0 .444 1.111 1.611
Shane Victorino BOS 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 1.000 1.600
Geovany Soto TEX 5 2 1 1 1 3 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Evan Longoria TB 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .750 1.500

Best Matchups for Jose Veras (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Bourn CLE 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Hanigan TB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Janish COL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Brantley CLE 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Conor Gillaspie CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Cabrera DET 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilin Rosario COL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Venable SD 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000

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Jose Veras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Veras gave up three runs in the seventh inning in the Cubs' loss to the Reds on Sunday, giving up two homers in the process, along with two walks.

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Cubs manager Rick Renteria has removed Veras as the team's closer, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Veras gave up two runs on a walk and a hit in the ninth inning to blow a save Friday against the Cardinals, but the Cubs rallied to win in the 11th inning. After the game, manager Rick Renteria said Veras is still the closer, ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Veras walked four batters in two-thirds of an inning Sunday and was unable to finish the game.

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Veras will not be available out of the bullpen Thursday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Veras gave up a run on a hit and two walks while suffering a blown save Wednesday night.

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Veras gave up three hits and two earned runs, while recording one walk, one hit-by-pitch and one strikeout in only one inning Monday against the Padres.

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Veras gave up two runs in one inning in his spring debut for the Cubs on Thursday.

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Manager Rick Renteria stated at the Cubs Convention that Veras will be the closer in 2014.

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Veras has agreed to a one-year, $4 million dollar deal with the Cubs, ESPN Deportes reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Veras spent one season in Milwaukee as primarily a late-inning reliever, but was let go after allowing 61 hits and walking 40 batters in 67 innings. Though Veras was a bit erratic last season, he owns a 3.73 ERA and has struck out 212 batters in 186 innings over the last three years. If Veras can regain his control in 2013 he could be a cheap but effective bullpen option if used correctly. After signing with the Astros in December, Veras could find a path to save opportunities at some point in Houston.

2012

Veras finished second among National League relievers, pitching in 79 games for the Bucs. He has a tight fastball and a big breaking ball but has a tendency to pitch either really well or really poorly, with few outings in between. He'll likely serve as a seventh-inning man in Milwaukee after getting traded to the Brewers for Casey McGehee in December. Veras compiled a team-high 27 holds for the Pirates but also blew seven leads. Opposing batters hit just .206 off of him in 71 innings but he walked 34 hitters. Unless he can better command his pitches he'll never find himself in a prominent bullpen role as anything more than a setup man.

2011

Veras' season started out terribly, as visa issues delayed his arrival in camp and he looked awful in April, but he bounced back nicely after a Triple-A stint. That wasn't enough for the Marlins to bring him back, but he should be able to get a look from someone, as he's only 30 and can still strike out a batter an inning or so. Veras has the skill set to emerge as the closer in an unsettled bullpen after signing with Pittsburgh. However, he'll need to reduce his walks as he had just a 54:29 K:BB ratio last year with the Marlins.

2010

Veras has a live enough arm to get your attention but walks and homers rarely mix well when you're toeing the rubber for a living. He came over from the Yankees in a trade and lived up to his reputation, allowing three homers and 14 walks in 24.2 innings while striking out 22. He'll try to earn a spot at the back of the bullpen, but he doesn't offer any fantasy value.

2009

Veras didn't take long to earn a promotion from Triple-A and he went on to have an impressive 9.83 K/9IP for the Yankees working out of the bullpen last season, but his command was very inconsistent (4.53 BB/9IP). Having allowed seven homers in just 57.2 innings, he'll need to cut back on the free passes in order to minimize the damage from the gopher ball and avoid being bypassed by some of the organizations younger and more highly-touted relief options. Still, Veras will be in the mix to remain in a similar role as long as he has a good showing this spring.

2008

Veras spent most of 2007 on the DL because of bone chips in his throwing elbow, but he'll get a chance to make the leap as a regular contributor for the Yankees in Joe Girardi's new bullpen this spring. Even if he begins the season at Triple-A, Veras will likely get another look in the big leagues sooner than later. He's got set-up man stuff in his arsenal, but he'll need to stay healthy and command his pitches to get a high-profile role in New York.

2007

Veras has the potential to be a viable relief option, after fully making the switch to bullpen work back in 2005. In 50 appearances for Triple-A Columbus, Veras racked up 21 saves. He's shown the makeup to be a closer at the minor-league level, while his stuff has big-league level potential. In 131.2 innings of work over the past two seasons, Veras has racked 146 strikeouts. He's worth watching in case he lands on a team where he'll get opportunities for significant work.