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Hello, my name is: Josh Collmenter

In which we lay out the facts so that you can judge the Tomahawk.

How this works

Every other day, from now through to Christmas, we'll open up discussion on a particular player who made a meaningful contribution to the 2014 Diamondbacks. [I've drawn the line at 125 PA or 20 innings] There will be two sections. Firstly, a poll where you rate them from 5 ("Highly satisfied") down to 1 ("Very dissatisfied"): it's entirely up to you what criteria you use for the number. Secondly, the comments below, where you can talk about the reasons for your vote, etc. Things to discuss include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-season expectations
  • 2014 performance: strengths and weaknesses, etc.
  • Health and other mitigating factors
  • How they'll help the team in 2015, their role, etc.

Three days down the line, we'll collate the votes, calculate a final average score, and write up the consensus of SnakePit thought into an appraisal. Here is a quick overview of today's candidate for your consideration.

Josh Collmenter - RHP

  • DOB: 2/7/1986
  • 2014 Salary: $925,000
  • 2014 performance: 28 starts, 179.1 IP, 3.46 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 115 K, 39 BB, 11-9 record, 1 save.
  • 2014 value: 2.4 bWAR, 2.0 fWAR.

Collmenter started the season in his usual Long Relief role. However, due to the early-season ineffectiveness and injury to many of the starting rotation in April, he was conscripted back into the starter's job. He faced the minimum in a shutout of Cincinnati on May 29th. Had the most wins and lowest ERA of any qualifying Diamondbacks starter in 2014. Is due to make $1.4 MM in 2015 with a team option for $1.82 MM in 2016 an a mutual option for $2.0MM in 2017.