P Jim Ball #42
Age: 31 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Normal    
11/08/2027
P JIM BALL #42 - AGE: 31 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: NORMAL
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 5 6 5 6
Movement 4 4 4 4
Control 7 7 7 7
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 7 7
Changeup 2 2
Cutter 7 7
 
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 90-92 Mph
Stamina 3
Suggested Role Bullpen
Type Neutral
Hold Runners 7
Defense 5
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 1
Stealing Ability: 1
Baserunning Inst.: 3
Sacrifice Bunt: 5
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
PERSONALITY
Ball is an extremely hard worker, but he is slow to catch on.
High: Loyalty, Work Ethic
Low: Intelligence
Birthday:01/29/1996
Born in:Grafton, MA
Nationality:American
Height:6' 0"
Weight:250 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:None, Free Agent
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:3 Years, 109 Days
Service This Yr:None
40-Man Service:4 Years, 115 Days
Pro Service:10 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Arbitration eligible in offseason
Option Years:Out of option years
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2017, 6th Pick in Round 7
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2021 Duluth - PEBA 25 3 0 0 0 0 6.23 4.1 3 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 1.38 .250 3.69 0.0 68
2022 Duluth - PEBA 26 31 0 4 1 1 2.70 40.0 39 15 12 3 13 24 0 0 1.30 .283 4.00 0.3 159
2023 Duluth - PEBA 27 36 3 4 3 1 5.25 61.2 66 37 36 14 13 51 0 0 1.28 .289 5.07 -0.3 77
2024 Duluth - PEBA 28 69 2 6 4 1 3.90 113.0 94 49 49 15 35 75 0 0 1.14 .244 4.37 0.0 98
2025 Duluth - PEBA 29 48 1 8 5 3 3.38 82.2 73 35 31 9 20 59 0 0 1.13 .259 3.82 0.7 116
2026 Duluth - PEBA 30 5 0 0 0 0 4.91 7.1 8 4 4 1 2 6 0 0 1.36 .318 3.78 0.0 74
Total PEBA 192 6 22 13 6 3.93 309.0 283 143 135 42 86 218 0 0 1.19 .264 4.29 0.8 105
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2014 Penn State - COL 18 12 12 2 6 0 6.95 57.0 73 46 44 9 17 29 0 0 1.58 .314 5.99 0.6 81
2015 Penn State - COL 19 14 14 2 3 0 6.71 61.2 91 51 46 8 24 50 0 0 1.86 .399 5.41 1.0 84
2016 Penn State - COL 20 16 16 5 4 0 3.94 75.1 71 37 33 5 25 61 0 0 1.27 .295 4.54 2.0 149
2017 Penn State - COL 21 12 12 8 0 0 4.52 67.2 70 35 34 4 34 45 0 0 1.54 .310 5.38 1.3 133
2017 Ketchikan - S A 21 14 13 9 2 0 3.74 79.1 62 35 33 16 22 59 0 0 1.06 .210 5.57 -0.0 117
2018 Ketchikan - S A 22 11 5 4 0 4 1.64 38.1 21 7 7 2 6 30 0 0 0.70 .186 3.23 1.0 266
2018 Nampa - A 22 8 8 3 2 0 4.04 42.1 45 23 19 4 15 30 0 0 1.42 .297 4.59 0.7 120
2019 Nampa - A 23 24 5 4 2 13 2.17 49.2 44 13 12 6 9 55 0 0 1.07 .302 3.73 1.2 229
2019 Hamilton - AA 23 14 3 1 2 0 3.63 34.2 37 21 14 7 6 28 0 0 1.24 .280 5.21 0.2 135
2020 Hamilton - AA 24 25 0 2 0 4 2.57 28.0 22 8 8 3 4 26 0 0 0.93 .257 3.43 0.5 176
2020 Grand Rapids - AAA 24 23 0 2 0 2 3.73 41.0 41 18 17 9 9 34 0 0 1.22 .281 5.48 -0.2 129
2021 Hamilton - AA 25 10 10 5 1 0 2.01 67.0 54 17 15 0 17 45 0 0 1.06 .263 2.97 2.0 206
2021 Madison - AAA 25 8 0 1 2 0 7.50 12.0 18 10 10 4 2 10 0 0 1.67 .368 6.51 -0.3 58
2021 Mississauga - AA 25 17 0 1 0 3 4.35 31.0 36 16 15 6 8 34 0 0 1.42 .349 4.46 0.0 97
2022 Madison - AAA 26 24 3 2 1 5 2.66 44.0 39 19 13 5 11 34 0 0 1.14 .264 4.08 0.4 152
2023 Madison - AAA 27 13 0 2 1 1 2.33 19.1 14 6 5 1 1 25 0 0 0.78 .295 1.76 0.6 166
Total GBB AAA 68 3 7 4 8 3.48 116.1 112 53 45 19 23 103 0 0 1.16 .286 4.44 136.6
Total GNL AA 66 13 9 3 7 2.91 160.2 149 62 52 16 35 133 0 0 1.15 .282 3.82 164.5
Total NAFTA A 32 13 7 4 13 3.03 92.0 89 36 31 10 24 85 0 0 1.23 .299 4.13 178.9
Total USCBA COL 54 54 17 13 0 5.40 261.2 305 169 157 26 100 185 0 0 1.55 .329 5.28 114.8
Total SS-A 25 18 13 2 4 3.06 117.2 83 42 40 18 28 89 0 0 0.94 .202 4.81 165.9
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2017 Penn State - USCBA COL 21 1 1 0 1 0 3.38 5.1 6 3 2 0 2 4 0 0 1.50 .333 0.00 0.0 0
2017 Ketchikan - SS-A 21 2 2 0 0 0 1.64 11.0 8 4 2 1 5 12 0 0 1.18 .250 0.00 0.0 0
2018 Ketchikan - SS-A 22 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 0.00 0.0 0
2019 Hamilton - GNL AA 23 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.50 .333 0.00 0.0 0
2020 Grand Rapids - GBB AAA 24 2 0 1 0 0 0.00 4.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.46 .083 0.00 0.0 0
2021 Madison - GBB AAA 25 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 0.00 0.0 0
2022 Madison - GBB AAA 26 4 4 1 1 0 3.22 22.1 20 8 8 0 5 17 0 0 1.12 .299 0.00 0.0 0
2023 Duluth - PEBA 27 3 1 1 0 0 3.12 8.2 8 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 1.15 .219 0.00 0.0 0
2025 Duluth - PEBA 29 2 0 0 0 0 3.38 5.1 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0.94 .118 0.00 0.0 0
Total PEBA 5 1 1 0 0 3.21 14.0 10 5 5 1 5 1 0 0 1.07 .184 5.54 123.9
Total GBB AAA 7 4 2 1 0 2.63 27.1 21 8 8 0 6 18 0 0 0.99 .259 2.65 285.2
Total GNL AA 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.50 .333 3.09 999.0
Total USCBA COL 1 1 0 1 0 3.38 5.1 6 3 2 0 2 4 0 0 1.50 .333 3.92 178.6
Total SS-A 3 2 0 0 1 1.50 12.0 8 4 2 1 5 12 0 0 1.08 .226 3.87 329.3
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2014 Penn State - COL P 12 12 6 11 1 19 2 .895 57.0 2.68 -0.3 .942
2015 Penn State - COL P 14 14 3 10 1 15 2 .867 61.2 1.90 -0.2 .941
2016 Penn State - COL P 16 16 1 10 1 11 0 1.000 75.1 1.31 +0.4 1.040
2017 Ketchikan - S A P 14 13 3 10 1 14 1 .929 79.1 1.47 -0.5 .920
2017 Penn State - COL P 12 12 4 6 0 11 1 .909 67.2 1.33 -0.2 .893
2018 Nampa - A P 8 8 0 7 0 8 1 .875 42.1 1.49 +0.1 1.032
2018 Ketchikan - S A P 11 5 1 4 0 5 0 1.000 38.1 1.17 +0.0 1.044
2019 Hamilton - AA P 14 3 1 6 1 7 0 1.000 34.2 1.82 +0.1 1.036
2019 Nampa - A P 24 5 3 4 0 7 0 1.000 49.2 1.27 -0.1 1.028
2020 Grand Rapids - AAA P 23 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 41.0 0.22 +0.0 .000
2020 Hamilton - AA P 25 0 0 3 0 3 0 1.000 28.0 0.96 +0.1 1.035
2021 Duluth - ML P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4.1 0.00 -0.0 .000
2021 Madison - AAA P 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 12.0 0.75 +0.0 1.036
2021 Hamilton - AA P 10 10 2 8 0 10 0 1.000 67.0 1.34 +0.6 1.151
2021 Mississauga - AA P 17 0 0 6 2 6 0 1.000 31.0 1.74 +0.1 1.036
2022 Duluth - ML P 31 0 3 4 0 9 2 .778 40.0 1.58 -1.0 .798
2022 Madison - AAA P 23 3 4 6 1 10 0 1.000 44.0 2.05 -0.1 1.032
2023 Duluth - ML P 35 3 5 10 1 15 0 1.000 61.2 2.19 -0.5 .952
2023 Madison - AAA P 13 0 3 3 1 6 0 1.000 19.1 2.79 -0.0 1.030
2024 Duluth - ML P 69 2 7 10 2 17 0 1.000 113.0 1.35 -0.5 1.010
2025 Duluth - ML P 47 1 7 9 0 16 0 1.000 82.2 1.74 -0.2 1.013
2026 Duluth - ML P 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 1.000 7.1 2.45 -0.1 .000
TOTAL P 434 107 55 129 12 193 9 .953 1057.1 1.57 -2.2 .989
PLAYER HISTORY
05/26/2013 Joined the Penn State Pride.
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 1 (3); Movement: 4 (5); Control: 1 (4).
03/17/2014 Injured (back stiffness), day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (3); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 1 (5).
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (4); Movement: 4 (5); Control: 2 (5).
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (4); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 2 (4).
05/31/2017 Released by the Penn State Pride.
06/07/2017 Drafted in the 2017 first-year player draft (Round 7, Pick 6, 170th overall pick) by the Kalamazoo Badgers.
07/06/2017 Injured (shoulder soreness), day-to-day for 1-2 weeks.
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (4); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 4 (6).
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (4); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 6 (6).
05/23/2019 Injured (mild hamstring strain), day-to-day for 1 day.
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 8 (8).
05/04/2020 Injured (back tightness), day-to-day for 3 days.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 8 (8).
06/13/2021 Was selected to the 2021 Great Northern League All-Star Game.
06/21/2021 Was traded by the Kalamazoo Badgers to the Duluth Warriors in exchange for MR Michael Ayers.
10/03/2021 Injured (shoulder soreness), day-to-day for 3 days.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 8 (8).
04/24/2022 Injured (forearm cramp), day-to-day for 4 days.
09/18/2022 Wins the 2022 GBB AAA RML Championship Series MVP Award.
12/01/2022 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 8 (8).
12/01/2023 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 8 (8).
09/01/2024 Injured (strained forearm), out for 1-2 weeks.
12/06/2024 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 7 (7).
04/20/2025 Injured (neck stiffness), day-to-day for 2 days.
12/07/2025 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $800,000 through arbitration.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 7 (7).
05/04/2026 Released by the Duluth Warriors.
01/01/2027 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 4 (4); Control: 7 (7).
05/19/2027 Signed a minor league contract with the West Virginia Alleghenies organization.
05/24/2027 Released by the West Virginia Alleghenies.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year HLD Rank
2024 16 9
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