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Donald Veal

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

W-L

0-0

ERA

7.50

WHIP

2.17

K

6

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Veal bounced between Triple-A and the big league bullpen a bit in 2013, but he finally stuck after the White Sox dealt Matt Thornton to the Red Sox. Veal's curveball remains a lethal pitch, but opposi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 9/18/1984   BORN: Jackson, MS   COLLEGE: Pima (AZ) CC   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Donald Veal Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in November of 2014 that includes an invite to spring training.

November 10, 2014  –  Donald Veal News

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Donald Veal 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
2006 21 A A 14 14 0 80.2 46 15 3 88 42 6 2 0 1.67 1.10
2006 21 A A 14 14 0 73.2 45 22 4 86 40 5 3 0 2.69 1.16
2007 22 AA TEN 28 27 0 130.3 126 72 11 131 73 8 10 0 4.97 1.53
2008 23 AA TEN 29 29 0 145.3 150 74 19 123 81 5 10 0 4.58 1.59
2009 24 AA ALT 7 5 0 13.3 4 2 0 18 10 0 0 0 1.35 1.05
2009 24 AAA IND 9 1 0 14.0 6 10 0 13 16 0 1 0 6.43 1.57
2009 24 MAJ PIT 19 0 0 16.3 18 13 2 16 20 1 0 0 7.16 2.33
2010 25 AAA IND 9 9 0 49.2 42 24 3 41 23 3 2 0 0 0 4.35 1.32
2011 26 A+ BRA 1 4 0 19.1 17 6 1 18 6 0 1 0 0 0 2.79 1.20
2011 26 R GUL 1 1 0 1.2 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 2.50
2011 26 AA ALT 1 0 0 4.2 9 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 7.71 2.14
2011 26 AAA IND 1 0 0 6.1 5 4 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 5.68 1.97
2012 27 AAA CHA 35 0 0 52.0 40 12 0 61 23 7 3 2 0 0 2.08 1.21
2012 27 MAJ CWS 24 0 0 13.0 5 2 0 19 4 0 0 1 0 4 1.38 0.69
2013 28 AAA CHA 17 0 0 26.2 23 8 1 30 14 2 2 2 0 0 2.70 1.41
2013 28 MAJ CWS 50 0 0 29.3 26 15 3 29 16 2 3 0 1 13 4.60 1.43
2014 29 AAA CHA 37 0 0 50.0 57 33 4 49 27 4 5 4 0 0 5.94 1.68
2014 29 MAJ CWS 7 0 0 6.0 6 5 0 6 7 0 0 0 0 2 7.50 2.17
3-Year Averages     37 0 0 21.2 15 8 1 24 10 1 1 0 0 8 3.40 1.18
Career  (View All)     100 0 0 64.7 55 35 5 70 47 3 3 1 4.87 1.58

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Donald Veal 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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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The White Sox had a dismal season all-around in 2013 to finish last in the AL Central. A series of moves and trades in the offseason made the team much younger, but likely well out of contention.

Donald Veal Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201415332010.200
20137820818302.257
2012341423200.094

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201417344100.308
201348988101.200
201215522100.154

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20145.00006709.002.40
201316.022016823.381.31
20124.30016104.151.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20141.00000000.001.00
201313.301013816.081.58
20128.700013300.000.46
Donald Veal 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
2006 21 A A 14 14 80.2 9.88 4.71 2.10 0.34 85.9% 1.67 3.14 .237
2006 21 A A 14 14 73.2 10.57 4.92 2.15 0.49 77.8% 2.69 3.28 .254
2007 22 AA TEN 28 27 130.3 9.05 5.04 1.79 0.76 67.6% 4.97 4.11 .327
2008 23 AA TEN 29 29 145.3 7.62 5.02 1.52 1.18 74.1% 4.58 4.98 .314
2009 24 AA ALT 7 5 13.3 12.15 6.75 1.80 0.00 85.7% 1.35 2.97 .169
2009 24 AAA IND 9 1 14.0 8.36 10.29 0.81 0.00 54.5% 6.43 4.77 .185
2009 24 MAJ PIT 19 0 16.3 8.82 11.02 0.80 1.10 1.00 69.4% 91.6 MPH 7.16 6.63 .347
2010 25 AAA IND 9 9 49.2 7.50 4.21 1.78 0.55 66.1% 4.35 4.09 .285
2011 26 A+ BRA 1 4 19.1 8.48 2.83 3.00 0.47 77.3% 2.79 3.41 .309
2011 26 R GUL 1 1 1.2 22.50 15.00 1.50 0.00 66.7% 5.40 5.70 .723
2011 26 AA ALT 1 0 4.2 6.43 0.00 0.00 6.43 83.3% 7.71 11.06 .404
2011 26 AAA IND 1 0 6.1 10.33 10.33 1.00 0.00 66.7% 5.68 4.84 .329
2012 27 AAA CHA 35 0 52.0 10.56 3.98 2.65 0.00 81% 2.08 2.47 .318
2012 27 MAJ CWS 24 0 13.0 13.15 2.77 4.75 0.00 0.90 77.8% 92.4 MPH 1.38 1.20 .221
2013 28 AAA CHA 17 0 26.2 10.31 4.81 2.14 0.34 80.6% 2.70 3.24 .334
2013 28 MAJ CWS 50 0 29.3 8.90 4.91 1.81 0.92 1.78 69.2% 92.5 MPH 4.60 4.19 .300
2014 29 AAA CHA 37 0 50.0 8.82 4.86 1.81 0.72 63.8% 5.94 4.32 .366
2014 29 MAJ CWS 7 0 6.0 9.00 10.50 0.86 0.00 1.14 61.5% 92.5 MPH 7.50 5.20 .355
3-Year Averages     37 0 21.2 10.20 4.25 2.40 0.43 70.8% 3.40 2.96 .282
Career     100 0 64.7 9.74 6.54 1.49 0.70 69.1% 4.87 4.29 .308

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2014 Stat Review for Donald Veal    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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0.86 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.00 K/9
GOOD
10.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.14 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.17 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.355 BABIP
HIGH
61.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Donald Veal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Veal was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Veal retired the only batter he faced Monday to earn a hold in the season opener.

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Veal took his first loss of the season Sunday after he allowed a two-run home run in his inning against the Royals.

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Veal was officially called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Veal is expected to be called up by the White Sox on Saturday, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports.

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Veal was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Veal has been recalled by the White Sox, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

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Veal was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Veal has seven strikeouts and just one walk over seven appearances this spring, but he is likely on the bubble for a spot on the active roster.

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Veal recorded his first save of the season Monday, recording one out to finish the game.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The White Sox called Veal up to serve in short relief in August, and he proceeded to hold MLB opponents to five hits over 24 appearances. He relies heavily on a curveball that opposing batters have trouble putting into play, or even making contact with. He should be in the running for a left-handed specialist role in 2013, but it is unlikely to be a situation that generates much for rotisserie players to get excited about.

2010

The Pirates managed to keep Veal, a Rule 5 pickup, on its roster in 2009 by using 30-day minor league rehab stints and pitching him sparingly in the majors. On the surface, Veal appears to have a tough road ahead of him. His command was non-existent at the big league level. He posted a 16:20 K:BB ratio for the Bucs in 19 games and 16.1 innings. Lefties with mid-90s fastballs are hard to find, however, and an outstanding Arizona Fall League showing could put Veal in the mix for a 2010 roster spot. He went 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 21 AFL innings. Perhaps more importantly, Veal posted an impressive 22:7 K:BB ratio. It's hard to imagine Veal gaining consistent control of his pitches, but stranger things have happened.

2009

Veal repeated Double-A in 2008, but once again struggled with his control, issuing 81 walks in 145.1 IP. Veal can miss bats with his low-90s fastball and above-average curve, but until he hones his command, he won't merit a trip to the big leagues. Incidentally, the Cubs left him unprotected this offseason, so he'll try to turn things around with the Pirates -- likely in the bullpen -- in 2009.

2008

After a promising season both at Low-A and High-A in 2006, Veal took a step back during the first half of last year at Double-A, struggling with his command. But after the All-Star break, Veal's numbers improved dramatically across the board - 48:19 K:BB ratio in 46 innings and just three home runs allowed. Veal, who has a low-to-mid-90s fastball and a hard-breaking curve, could wind up in the mix for some starts later in the year if he builds on his strong second half.