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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 955 .244 .297 .325 .225 -1.4
Birth Date9-23-1977
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 TBA 23 79 335 304 43 82 17 1 5 116 27 35 0 1 3 33 8 3 .270 .328 .382 .253 8.0 -4.2 0.4
2002 TBA 24 117 504 463 46 112 18 4 2 144 25 46 6 2 8 40 10 4 .242 .288 .311 .219 -7.7 1.2 -0.7
2003 KCA 25 10 30 27 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 .074 .107 .074 .056 -6.0 -0.1 -0.6
2003 TBA 25 2 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .007 -2.0 0.3 -0.2
2005 MIN 27 24 79 67 5 16 1 0 1 20 7 9 1 1 3 6 2 0 .239 .316 .299 .226 -2.1 -1.1 -0.3
Career2329558689721236582826093741679217.244.297.325.225-9.8-4.0-1.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1997 HAG A 0 415 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DUN A+ 0 530 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KNX AA 0 638 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUR AAA 0 106 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SYR AAA 0 385 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TBA MLB 79 335 .253 .260 .322 .409 .255 .291 97 -2.6 9.2 -0.5 -4.2 -1.4 8.0 0.4 8.0 0.4
2001 DUR AAA 61 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 117 504 .219 .259 .323 .417 .260 .264 98 -22.1 13.4 -0.7 1.2 3.3 -7.7 -0.7 -7.7 -0.7
2003 KCA MLB 10 30 .056 .258 .321 .412 .252 .083 111 -6.7 0.8 0 -0.1 0.0 -6.0 -0.6 -6.0 -0.6
2003 TBA MLB 2 7 .007 .245 .307 .381 .239 .000 95 -1.9 0.2 0 0.3 0.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2003 DUR AAA 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OMA AAA 92 416 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 103 398 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 24 79 .226 .261 .320 .401 .253 .259 98 -2.8 2.3 -0.2 -1.1 -0.4 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2005 ROC AAA 57 249 .280 .268 .331 .428 .246 .327 107 5.6 7.4 -1.4 -3.4 -0.6 9.5 0.6 9.5 0.6
2006 NAS AAA 123 492 .257 .268 .338 .408 .265 .315 98 -1.7 14.4 -4.9 2.6 -1.5 7.3 1.0 7.3 1.0
2007 COH AAA 107 393 .235 .257 .328 .389 .256 .289 96 -10.4 11.3 -0.9 -7.4 1.6 1.7 -0.6 1.7 -0.6
2007 OTT AAA 2 8 .401 .267 .337 .367 .250 .250 100 1.3 0.2 0 0.3 0.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1997 HAG A 415 69 117 27 2 1 26 30 32 22 13 .309 .369 .398 .090 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DUN A+ 530 85 159 36 1 3 65 44 38 35 13 .328 .385 .425 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KNX AA 638 108 168 42 1 13 62 55 47 34 15 .291 .359 .435 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SYR AAA 385 47 106 21 2 4 35 26 32 14 13 .296 .345 .399 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUR AAA 106 14 24 6 0 1 15 11 11 9 2 .264 .368 .363 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TBA MLB 335 43 82 17 1 5 33 27 35 8 3 .270 .328 .382 .112 .253 8.0 -4.2 0.4
2001 DUR AAA 275 45 76 20 0 4 23 16 23 11 4 .302 .344 .429 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 504 46 112 18 4 2 40 25 46 10 4 .242 .288 .311 .069 .219 -7.7 1.2 -0.7
2003 KCA MLB 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .074 .107 .074 .000 .056 -6.0 -0.1 -0.6
2003 TBA MLB 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .007 -2.0 0.3 -0.2
2003 OMA AAA 416 60 107 22 0 7 40 34 38 13 7 .291 .352 .408 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 398 68 104 24 3 10 56 33 29 27 5 .294 .354 .463 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROC AAA 249 35 70 13 0 6 25 21 20 7 3 .326 .382 .470 .144 .280 9.5 -3.4 0.6
2005 MIN MLB 79 5 16 1 0 1 6 7 9 2 0 .239 .316 .299 .060 .226 -2.1 -1.1 -0.3
2006 NAS AAA 492 63 126 16 0 5 42 40 58 18 10 .287 .342 .358 .071 .257 7.3 2.6 1.0
2007 COH AAA 393 38 93 17 1 2 36 35 37 15 6 .266 .331 .337 .071 .235 1.7 -7.4 -0.6
2007 OTT AAA 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .250 .286 .000 .401 1.5 0.3 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-06-15 2005-07-01 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 TBA $300,000
2002 TBA $215,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$515,000
2 yrTotal$515,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 44 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PIT/MIL 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from MIN 11/05 (minor-league contract)
  • recalled 8/05 optioned to Triple-A 7/05 contract purchased 5/05 signed as a free agent from CLE 1/05 (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from DET 3/04 sent to minor-league camp 3/04 signed as a free agent from KC 12/03
  • released 11/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 contract purchased 5/03 claimed off waivers from TB 4/03 optioned to Triple-A 4/03
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • 1 year/$0.215M (02) 1/02
  • recalled 6/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Abernathy is hanging on to the second-baseman-of-the-future mantle by a thread following a poor 2002 showing. His slow start made him a bit player in Hal McRae’s strenuous lineup gymnastics during the second half, which didn’t help. This year will be his last clean shot at making something positive happen as a starter.
2002 It says a lot about the organization that they'd sour on Miguel Cairo, then get all excited about Abernathy, a player with pretty much the same skills. Maybe that's a tad harsh; Abernathy might have a little more power and a little more patience. If he can't play second base, it won't make a bit of difference, because he doesn't have the power or the on-base skills to be much of an asset anywhere else. If you can hit .280 but you don't have speed, power potential, or a good batting eye, where do you go? If you're Brent Gates or Warren Morris, the answer, ultimately, is nowhere, even if your batting average charms a team into keeping you around for a few years.
2001 The Devil Rays picked up a decent second-base prospect in Brent Abernathy for two guys to whom they'd given one-year deals the previous winter, Steve Trachsel and Mark Guthrie. That's a nice exchange. Abernathy isn't ready but projects as a better version of Adam Kennedy. If the D-Rays send him to Camp Takeapitch for a couple of summers, he'll eventually have a few All-Star seasons.
2000 Abernathy is still developing, although the excitement surrounding him has died down. Walk fetishists that we are, we’d like to see him show the kind of development in his plate discipline this year that he showed in his power in 1999. That’s really the only thing keeping him from being a top-tier second-base prospect. By August, he’ll be a better player than Homer Bush.
1999 The Jays are already in love with him, because he's got every "classic" attribute teams say they want from their second basemen. He's called heady and scrappy and couple of other flinty, tough-sounding names that you'd slap on a team of angry bad-ass diamond dwarves. He'd be a lot better off drawing more walks, but the Jays have encouraged him to be more aggressive at the plate and in the field, so he may end up being the Anglo version of Damaso Garcia. It may not be Roberto Alomar in his prime, but it's a good player to have around.
1998 Named the best second baseman in the Sally League, Abernathy did the things that get you noticed at the lower levels: he hit .300, stole some bases and impressed scouts with his tools. He’s in the right organization for a second base prospect as well. Abernathy showed enough plate discipline and power to be encouraging. He’ll start 1998 in A-ball, and a good showing there could move him onto the fast track to Toronto. Watch him.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Taking AdvantageDan Fox2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 27-28, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 18-20Christina Kahrl2006-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
Prospectus Notebook: Dodgers, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 7Christina Kahrl2005-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part SevenRany Jazayerli2005-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: UTK HQWill Carroll2005-08-26
Prospectus Notebook: FLA, KC, MINBaseball Prospectus2005-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 9-15Christina Kahrl2005-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2004-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Tampa Bay Devil RaysWill Carroll2003-02-04
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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