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Chris Tillman

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

0.84

WHIP

0.84

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15

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 exerci...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/15/1988   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Tillman Contract Information:

Re-signed to a one-year deal in March of 2013.

April 16, 2014  –  Chris Tillman News

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Tillman will start the opener of the Orioles' upcoming series against the Red Sox that begins Friday, Roch Kubato of MASN Sports 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 3 3 0 21.3 15 2 2 15 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.84 0.84
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Tillman
3-Year Averages MAJ   20 20 0 118.1 109 50 16 97 39 9 5 0 0 0 3.81 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   87 87 0 494.3 470 227 76 376 175 33 26 0 4.13 1.30

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Chris Tillman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 11 Tor 8.0 3 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0.84 0.84
Apr. 6 @Det 8.3 5 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.35 1.05
Mar. 31 Bos 5.0 7 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.60
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 8.2 IP/G
16.3 8 3 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 0.55 0.61
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 15 4 2 2 3 15 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 0.84 0.84
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.1 IP/G
21.3 15 4 2 2 3 15 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 0.84 0.84

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Chris Tillman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013488934010919319.247
2012209449431205.216
20111663014451103.300

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201335786287518014.232
2012138221523607.192
20111211611321002.302

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013109.383010038244.031.21
201238.7410291532.791.01
201132.0220261134.781.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201397.0840793093.341.24
201247.352037993.041.08
201130.0130201426.301.93
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 3 3 21.3 6.33 1.27 5.00 0.84 1.09 100% 91.0 MPH 0.84 3.43 .224
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Tillman
3-Year Averages MAJ   20 20 118.1 7.39 2.97 2.49 1.22 74.2% 3.81 4.31 .283
Career MAJ   87 87 494.3 6.85 3.19 2.15 1.38 73.5% 4.13 4.77 .279

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Tillman    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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5.00 K/BB
ELITE
6.33 K/9
WEAK
1.27 BB/9
ELITE
91.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.09 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.84 ERA
ELITE
0.84 WHIP
ELITE
3.43 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.224 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Worst Matchups for Chris Tillman (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 10 5 3 7 1 2 0 .500 1.400 1.945
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 6 4 1 2 2 0 0 .667 1.167 1.917
Jason Kipnis CLE 6 2 1 2 3 0 0 .333 1.000 1.556
Mike Moustakas KC 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Anthony Gose TOR 6 3 0 0 0 3 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Evan Longoria TB 24 10 4 5 3 2 0 .417 1.000 1.481
Lyle Overbay MIL 17 7 3 3 3 2 0 .412 .941 1.441
Carl Crawford LA 17 9 0 1 0 1 0 .529 .882 1.412
Alex Gordon KC 9 3 2 3 0 2 1 .333 1.000 1.333
Roger Bernadina CIN 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333

Best Matchups for Chris Tillman (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Hamilton ANA 9 1 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Ryan Goins TOR 9 1 0 1 0 4 0 .111 .111 .222
Dustin Ackley SEA 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Casper Wells CHI-N 8 0 0 1 2 2 0 .000 .000 .200
Maicer Izturis TOR 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Will Middlebrooks BOS 16 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Raburn CLE 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jesus Montero SEA 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gordon Beckham CHI-A 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Coco Crisp OAK 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Tillman won't pitch Wednesday, as was originally scheduled, after Tuesday's game was rained out, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Tillman allowed just two runs (both unearned) on three hits and one walk, while striking out six over eight innings of a tough-luck 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night.

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Tillman delivered 8.1 innings, allowing one run on a solo homer, in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

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Tillman flirted with trouble in his Opening Day start, but emerged with a no decision by tossing five innings of one-run ball.

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Tillman, who was scratched from Friday's scheduled start due to illness, will make his final spring start five days before the regular-season opener, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Tillman was named the Orioles' Opening Day starter Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Tillman tossed two scoreless innings in his first spring training appearance Friday, allowing one hit and striking out three.

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Tillman was roughed up Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk, while striking out five in five innings, in an eventual Orioles victory versus the Red Sox.

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Tillman will start Sunday's season finale, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Tillman still had not been told if he would start Sunday as of Saturday afternoon, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.