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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 7 29 30 2 .265 1.2
Birth Date2-5-1993
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
2016
1.12017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2017 CHN 24 7 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .222 .000 .162 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1
Career7181400000046000120.000.222.000.162-0.9-0.3-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2014 KNC A 14 62 .320 .241 .314 .347 .257 .341 99 4 1.8 -0.4 0.1 0.9 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2014 BOI A- 41 191 .250 .245 .326 .360 .262 .361 118 -0.6 1.5 -0.1 -0.8 1.3 2.2 0.1 2.2 0.1
2014 CUB Rk 2 9 -.069 .225 .307 .261 .223 .167 96 -1.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2015 MYR A+ 115 512 .317 .254 .320 .359 .256 .323 98 29.1 13.8 -5 -10.3 1.4 39.2 3.1 39.2 3.1
2015 MSS Wnt 16 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 TEN AA 51 211 .306 .251 .321 .363 .261 .360 100 9.8 5.7 -1.6 4.1 -2.7 11.2 1.6 11.2 1.6
2016 IOW AAA 50 211 .301 .266 .334 .414 .273 .316 98 9.1 5.9 -1.9 -0.0 0.4 13.5 1.4 13.5 1.4
2017 CHN MLB 7 18 .162 .274 .337 .434 .274 .000 93 -1.9 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2017 IOW AAA 97 408 .298 .266 .334 .417 .262 .333 101 17.6 12.3 -3.8 -1.1 -1.7 24.4 2.3 24.4 2.3

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
2014 CUB Rk 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .125 .222 .250 .125 -.069 -1.8 0.0 -0.2
2014 KNC A 62 11 14 6 1 0 4 10 9 5 0 .280 .419 .440 .160 .320 6.3 0.1 0.7
2014 BOI A- 191 32 46 9 2 2 27 31 31 11 2 .299 .429 .422 .123 .250 2.2 -0.8 0.1
2015 MSS Wnt 66 6 11 2 0 1 6 19 12 1 0 .234 .455 .340 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MYR A+ 512 78 112 24 5 8 54 80 86 12 10 .271 .406 .412 .140 .317 39.2 -10.3 3.1
2016 IOW AAA 211 31 49 12 4 6 25 22 42 4 0 .274 .360 .486 .212 .301 13.5 -0.0 1.4
2016 TEN AA 211 30 54 13 1 4 24 30 36 1 2 .302 .408 .453 .151 .306 11.2 4.1 1.6
2017 IOW AAA 408 59 88 21 1 13 55 70 93 4 3 .267 .404 .455 .188 .298 24.4 -1.1 2.3
2017 CHN MLB 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 2 0 .000 .222 .000 .000 .162 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2017 83 0.4578 0.3373 0.7143 0.5263 0.1778 0.7500 0.6250 0.2857 0 0.000000
Career830.45780.33730.71430.52630.17780.750.6250.285700

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/22/17.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2014 (3-78) (Virginia Tech). $0.615M signing bonus ($0.7149M slot).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 319 44 75 16 2 10 41 45 66 3 1 .288 .403 .486 .312 24.4 LF 5, RF -2 3.0
80o 295 39 67 14 2 9 37 40 63 2 1 .271 .383 .458 .297 18.0 LF 4, RF -2 2.3
70o 278 35 61 13 2 8 33 36 61 2 1 .260 .369 .438 .286 13.8 LF 4, RF -1 1.8
60o 264 32 57 12 2 8 31 33 59 2 1 .250 .357 .421 .277 10.6 LF 4, RF -1 1.4
50o 250 30 52 11 2 7 28 30 57 2 1 .241 .346 .405 .268 7.8 LF 4, RF -1 1.1
40o 236 27 46 10 1 6 26 28 55 2 1 .231 .334 .390 .259 5.3 LF 3, RF -1 0.8
30o 222 25 42 9 1 6 24 25 52 2 1 .222 .322 .373 .250 2.9 LF 3, RF -1 0.5
20o 205 22 37 8 1 5 21 22 49 1 1 .211 .308 .354 .239 0.4 LF 3, RF -1 0.2
10o 181 18 31 7 1 4 17 18 45 1 1 .196 .289 .328 .224 -2.5 LF 3, RF -1 -0.1
Weighted Mean2573153112729325821.245.351.413.2729.2LF 4, RF -11.3

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/23/2017 13:03 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 519 71 119 25 3 17 66 79 114 5 2 .278 .402 .470 .315 40.9 LF 7, RF -3 4.9
80o 495 65 107 22 3 15 60 72 113 4 2 .262 .383 .442 .299 31.3 LF 7, RF -3 3.8
70o 478 61 100 21 3 14 56 67 111 4 2 .250 .369 .423 .288 24.9 LF 6, RF -3 3.1
60o 464 57 93 20 2 13 53 63 110 4 2 .241 .357 .407 .279 19.7 LF 6, RF -3 2.5
50o 450 54 88 18 2 13 50 59 109 3 2 .232 .346 .391 .270 15.1 LF 6, RF -3 2.0
40o 436 51 82 17 2 12 47 55 107 3 2 .223 .334 .377 .262 10.7 LF 6, RF -3 1.5
30o 422 47 77 16 2 11 44 52 106 3 2 .214 .322 .361 .252 6.4 LF 6, RF -2 1.0
20o 405 44 71 15 2 10 41 47 103 3 1 .203 .308 .343 .241 1.6 LF 5, RF -2 0.5
10o 381 39 63 13 2 9 36 42 100 2 1 .188 .289 .318 .226 -4.4 LF 5, RF -2 -0.2
Weighted Mean457559119213516110942.236.351.399.27517.4LF 6, RF -32.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 11% 14% 19% 40%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201825294386113283435712.242.347.407.2811.712.6-0.3-1.17.66.42.7
201926308406314293638732.239.345.407.2811.712.9-0.4-1.38.06.52.8
202027249325211272929581.242.344.410.2801.410.2-0.3-1.16.45.22.3
202128256335311183031601.239.346.405.2801.410.3-0.4-1.26.65.32.4
202229235304810172728551.240.345.406.2801.29.3-0.4-1.26.14.82.2
202330233304810172728550.240.345.406.2801.29.1-0.4-1.26.04.72.2
202431235314810172829550.241.346.409.2811.39.5-0.4-1.36.15.12.2
20253220527429162425480.240.344.405.2791.07.7-0.4-1.25.34.01.9
20263319024388152223450.239.344.402.2781.07.0-0.3-1.24.93.51.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Alex Hassan 2012 .000 DNP
2 91 Aaron Luna 2011 .000 DNP
3 90 Jabari Henry 2015 .000 DNP
4 89 Chad Huffman 2009 .000 DNP
5 88 Khris Davis 2012 .000 DNP
6 88 Ramon Flores 2016 .214
7 86 Thomas Neal 2012 .169
8 86 Anthony Garcia 2016 .000 DNP
9 86 Michael Choice 2014 .216
10 86 Jared Keel 2009 .000 DNP
11 85 Brandon Meredith 2014 .000 DNP
12 85 Marvin Lowrance 2009 .000 DNP
13 84 Preston Tucker 2015 .261
14 84 Robbie Grossman 2014 .258
15 83 Nate Tenbrink 2011 .000 DNP
16 83 John Tolisano 2013 .000 DNP
17 83 Kyle Parker 2014 .154
18 83 Justin Huber 2007 .070
19 82 Michael Taylor 2010 .000 DNP
20 82 Eric Thames 2011 .263
21 82 Cole Gillespie 2008 .000 DNP
22 82 Jaff Decker 2014 -.002
23 82 Jackie Bradley 2014 .198
24 82 Chris Carter 2007 .000 DNP
25 82 Ji-Man Choi 2015 .000 DNP
26 82 Kole Calhoun 2012 .183
27 82 Shane Peterson 2012 .000 DNP
28 81 James Darnell 2011 .196
29 81 Tyler Collins 2014 .231
30 81 Todd Frazier 2010 .000 DNP
31 81 Carlos Quentin 2007 .227
32 81 Rob Refsnyder 2015 .268
33 80 Mike Carp 2010 .229
34 80 Michael Burgess 2013 .000 DNP
35 80 Carlos Santana 2010 .309
36 80 Jake Smolinski 2013 .000 DNP
37 80 Daniel Dorn 2009 .000 DNP
38 80 Marc Krauss 2012 .000 DNP
39 80 Desmond Jennings 2011 .291
40 80 Dario Pizzano 2015 .000 DNP
41 80 Max Muncy 2015 .245
42 79 Travis Shaw 2014 .000 DNP
43 79 J.D. Martinez 2012 .238
44 79 Vince Belnome 2012 .000 DNP
45 79 Adrian Cardenas 2012 .209
46 79 Mark Canha 2013 .000 DNP
47 79 Conor Jackson 2006 .286
48 79 Bryan Petersen 2010 .088
49 79 Chris Parmelee 2012 .233
50 79 Brian Goodwin 2015 .000 DNP
51 78 Brian Pointer 2016 .000 DNP
52 78 Jaycob Brugman 2016 .000 DNP
53 78 Logan Forsythe 2011 .222
54 78 Rangel Ravelo 2016 .000 DNP
55 78 Mark Payton 2016 .000 DNP
56 78 Kody Hinze 2012 .000 DNP
57 78 Chun-Hsiu Chen 2013 .000 DNP
58 78 Lars Anderson 2012 .103
59 78 Garin Cecchini 2015 .042
60 78 Jordan Brown 2008 .000 DNP
61 78 Daniel Paolini 2014 .000 DNP
62 78 Zach Borenstein 2015 .000 DNP
63 78 Kelly Johnson 2006 .000 DNP
64 78 Caleb Gindl 2013 .278
65 78 Cory Vaughn 2013 .000 DNP
66 78 Jayce Boyd 2015 .000 DNP
67 78 James Ramsey 2014 .000 DNP
68 78 Greg Garcia 2014 .231
69 78 Yonder Alonso 2011 .316
70 78 Yandy Diaz 2016 .000 DNP
71 77 Corban Joseph 2013 .235
72 77 Jonathan Rodriguez 2014 .000 DNP
73 77 Andy LaRoche 2008 .182
74 77 Brock Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
75 77 L.J. Hoes 2014 .197
76 77 Marcus Semien 2015 .253
77 77 Jonathan Lucroy 2010 .224
78 77 Conrad Gregor 2016 .000 DNP
79 77 Shin-Soo Choo 2007 .293
80 77 Tim Wheeler 2012 .000 DNP
81 77 Jeff Clement 2008 .231
82 77 Colin Walsh 2014 .000 DNP
83 77 Jonathan Still 2009 .000 DNP
84 77 Andy Wilkins 2013 .000 DNP
85 77 Josh Donaldson 2010 .173
86 77 Allan Dykstra 2011 .000 DNP
87 76 Elijah Dukes 2008 .310
88 76 Chris Lubanski 2009 .000 DNP
89 76 Dan Brewer 2012 .000 DNP
90 76 Chris Iannetta 2007 .246
91 76 Matt Murton 2006 .274
92 76 Jed Lowrie 2008 .253
93 76 J.R. Towles 2008 .194
94 76 Victor Cruzado 2016 .000 DNP
95 76 Johermyn Chavez 2013 .000 DNP
96 76 Devin Mesoraco 2012 .236
97 76 Fernando Martinez 2013 .186
98 76 Ryan Strieby 2010 .000 DNP
99 76 Scott Schebler 2015 .325
100 76 Steven Souza 2013 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Mark Zagunis is an underpowered ex-catcher with sterling OBPs in the low minors. Every once in a while a guy like that manages to maintain his walk rate when he moves up to leagues where pitchers actually know how to pitch.
2015 Mark Zagunis' bat has always impressed and that didn't change in his pro debut; if his skills behind the plate continue to develop, he's another strong catching prospect in a system that was sorely lacking in the department just a year ago.

BP Articles

Mark Zagunis is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 7Steve Givarz2017-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: So You're Dead Set on Fixing the CubsMatthew Trueblood2017-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Week 12J.J. Jansons2017-06-30
Short Relief: Curses of Confidence, Aging, and SosaMatt Ellis2017-06-28
Short Relief: Curses of Confidence, Aging, and SosaZack Moser2017-06-28
Short Relief: Curses of Confidence, Aging, and SosaJason Wojciechowski2017-06-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 13Scooter Hotz2017-06-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-15
2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-16
2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 14thWilson Karaman2016-06-15
The 2014 Re-Draft: Two Years Is An EternityBaseball Prospectus2016-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 10, 2016Will Haines2016-06-10
TDGX Transactions: Let's Trade Victor Robles AgainGeorge Bissell2016-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1stChristopher Crawford2016-06-02
Outta Left Field: The PECOTA Comp RompDustin Palmateer2016-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, November 4thWilson Karaman2015-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 28thWilson Karaman2015-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Mark Anderson2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2015 Arizona Fall League: Desert Thrillin'Wilson Karaman2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: August 21, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-08-21
This article requires BP Premium access5 O'Clock Power: Scouting a Series: Frederick vs. Myrtle BeachTucker Blair2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Jared Weiss2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ben Murphy2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ian Lefkowitz2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 29, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Carolina LeagueJordan Gorosh2015-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Midwest LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-03-18
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catching On to the CubsSahadev Sharma2014-12-23
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-11-14
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far (if at all) has Mark Zagunis' stock risen in your eyes? Is he a top 5 in the Cubs system? Is he a Top 100?
(elthompso from Cubs Fandom)
His stock has definitely risen, but not sure he's either of those things just yet. He's an underrated athlete with a solid-average hit tool, and as you can guess from the on-base percentage, his approach is really impressive. If he can handle Double-A like he has Myrtle Beach, then I think you have to consider him for the aforementioned spots. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Mark Zagunis or Dylan Cease
(Mikeked from Chicago )
Actually didn't get to see Zagunis last year, although the reports were interesting. Cease is difficult to rank until he's healthy. I should (hopefully) see plenty of both guys in Arizona, though. (Jordan Gorosh)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2014 asx 0 .000 0.0 240 -.001 0.1 5 .016 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.8
2014 afx 0 .000 0.0 124 -.000 0.0 2 -.003 -.000 0.0 0.0 0.1

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PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

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