Cubs sign Hong-Chih Kuo

The Cubs signed Hong Chih Kuo to a minor league contract according to Patrick Mooney.

Kuo was once a pretty good reliever. Taking the average of the non-Fans projections available on Fangraphs gives us these percentiles for Kuo.

% G GS W L IP H R ER HR BB HBP SO RA ERA FIP WAR
80% 50 0 4 1 45 29 16 13 2 18 1 59 3.24 2.70 2.16 1.3
65% 48 0 3 1 43 30 18 15 3 19 1 52 3.73 3.14 2.85 0.8
Baseline 46 0 2 2 41 32 19 16 4 21 2 46 4.21 3.59 3.54 0.3
35% 37 0 1 2 32 28 17 15 4 18 2 34 4.69 4.04 4.23 0.0
20% 27 0 0 2 24 22 14 12 3 15 2 24 5.18 4.48 4.92 -0.2

These were pre-season projections so we would need to adjust the playing time to be more accurate. Kuo is coming off an injury so I wouldn't put a lot of weight into these projections. He was dominating in 2010 and terrible in 2011. The walk rate was out of control last season.

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