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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 3558 .262 .329 .411 .247 10.7
Birth Date10-13-1969
Height6' 3"
Weight202 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
1997 MIN 27 25 71 66 5 18 1 0 2 25 2 12 0 3 0 13 0 0 .273 .282 .379 .239 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
1998 ARI 28 57 183 168 17 48 14 2 3 75 11 43 2 0 2 14 1 0 .286 .337 .446 .265 9.1 0.3 0.9
1999 ARI 29 86 320 296 35 80 19 0 11 132 19 78 2 3 0 47 0 0 .270 .316 .446 .241 9.3 0.8 0.9
2000 ARI 30 100 364 324 43 89 24 0 10 143 36 74 1 2 1 44 2 2 .275 .347 .441 .263 21.5 -0.8 1.9
2001 ARI 31 123 425 380 45 103 19 0 13 161 35 80 4 2 4 47 0 1 .271 .337 .424 .261 22.1 -1.2 2.1
2002 ARI 32 101 340 297 40 74 22 0 11 129 38 88 3 0 2 42 0 0 .249 .340 .434 .248 10.3 -1.5 0.9
2003 CHN 33 114 400 352 34 82 19 1 9 130 39 91 1 1 7 36 1 0 .233 .310 .369 .229 7.0 0.1 0.7
2004 OAK 34 110 442 397 39 108 25 0 9 160 39 87 2 2 2 58 0 1 .272 .339 .403 .242 9.8 -2.1 0.7
2005 MIL 35 114 431 385 50 105 25 1 9 159 37 94 4 3 2 43 0 1 .273 .340 .413 .255 13.9 -0.2 1.4
2006 MIL 36 101 376 331 34 83 28 0 6 129 33 86 4 5 3 38 0 0 .251 .322 .390 .244 11.0 -2.2 0.8
2007 MIL 37 58 206 186 19 44 9 0 4 65 14 39 3 3 0 24 1 0 .237 .296 .349 .222 3.8 -0.9 0.3
Career98935583182361834205487130830377226242340655.262.329.411.247117.3-8.010.7

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
1990 ELZ Rk 14 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .220 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KEN A 80 298 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 KEN A 115 443 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FTM A+ 87 357 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NAA AA 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAA AA 103 371 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SLC AAA 83 320 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SLC AAA 104 422 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MIN MLB 25 71 .239 .271 .334 .436 .263 .291 99 -1.7 2.0 0.9 -0.2 -1.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
1997 SLC AAA 0 346 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 57 183 .265 .265 .330 .416 .257 .369 97 1 4.7 3.1 0.3 0.2 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
1998 TUC AAA 0 74 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .407 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARI MLB 86 320 .241 .268 .344 .431 .263 .329 100 -7 8.7 6.1 0.8 -1.5 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2000 ARI MLB 100 364 .263 .270 .342 .438 .262 .326 97 1.2 10.0 6.9 -0.8 1.0 21.5 1.9 21.5 1.9
2001 ARI MLB 123 425 .261 .265 .331 .431 .262 .311 101 0.3 11.5 7.6 -1.2 0.7 22.1 2.1 22.1 2.1
2002 ARI MLB 101 340 .248 .262 .331 .419 .262 .318 105 -4.2 8.7 5.9 -1.5 -0.5 10.3 0.9 10.3 0.9
2002 TUC AAA 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHN MLB 114 400 .229 .267 .333 .427 .262 .289 103 -13.4 10.5 7.1 0.1 -1.6 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2004 OAK MLB 110 442 .242 .268 .335 .432 .260 .327 104 -8.8 13.2 8 -2.1 -5.0 9.8 0.7 9.8 0.7
2005 MIL MLB 114 431 .255 .264 .329 .419 .260 .337 99 -2.3 12.4 7.4 -0.2 -2.0 13.9 1.4 13.9 1.4
2006 MIL MLB 101 376 .244 .271 .335 .439 .267 .316 95 -6.7 11.3 6.8 -2.2 -0.4 11.0 0.8 11.0 0.8
2007 MIL MLB 58 206 .222 .275 .337 .434 .263 .274 104 -8.7 6.1 3.6 -0.9 0.6 3.8 0.3 3.8 0.3

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
1990 ELZ Rk 54 7 10 1 0 1 6 9 3 1 0 .222 .352 .311 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KEN A 298 28 62 11 1 3 34 24 53 3 2 .232 .298 .315 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 KEN A 443 53 110 27 2 5 56 53 66 6 1 .292 .387 .414 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NAA AA 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .231 .333 .231 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FTM A+ 357 31 69 12 1 1 26 31 44 6 3 .212 .280 .265 .052 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAA AA 371 36 88 10 0 8 35 35 51 4 6 .268 .339 .372 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SLC AAA 320 39 84 23 1 3 41 15 39 2 4 .285 .321 .400 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SLC AAA 422 54 110 27 1 7 55 25 58 1 4 .286 .337 .416 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SLC AAA 346 48 106 19 3 11 82 29 62 6 1 .338 .399 .522 .185 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MIN MLB 71 5 18 1 0 2 13 2 12 0 0 .273 .282 .379 .106 .239 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
1998 TUC AAA 74 14 22 7 1 0 11 9 9 0 0 .349 .446 .492 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 183 17 48 14 2 3 14 11 43 1 0 .286 .337 .446 .161 .265 9.1 0.3 0.9
1999 ARI MLB 320 35 80 19 0 11 47 19 78 0 0 .270 .316 .446 .176 .241 9.3 0.8 0.9
2000 ARI MLB 364 43 89 24 0 10 44 36 74 2 2 .275 .347 .441 .167 .263 21.5 -0.8 1.9
2001 ARI MLB 425 45 103 19 0 13 47 35 80 0 1 .271 .337 .424 .153 .261 22.1 -1.2 2.1
2002 TUC AAA 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 340 40 74 22 0 11 42 38 88 0 0 .249 .340 .434 .185 .248 10.3 -1.5 0.9
2003 CHN MLB 400 34 82 19 1 9 36 39 91 1 0 .233 .310 .369 .136 .229 7.0 0.1 0.7
2004 OAK MLB 442 39 108 25 0 9 58 39 87 0 1 .272 .339 .403 .131 .242 9.8 -2.1 0.7
2005 MIL MLB 431 50 105 25 1 9 43 37 94 0 1 .273 .340 .413 .140 .255 13.9 -0.2 1.4
2006 MIL MLB 376 34 83 28 0 6 38 33 86 0 0 .251 .322 .390 .139 .244 11.0 -2.2 0.8
2007 MIL MLB 206 19 44 9 0 4 24 14 39 1 0 .237 .296 .349 .113 .222 3.8 -0.9 0.3

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
2002-07-24 2002-08-14 15-DL 21 19 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 MIL $2,750,000
2006 MIL $3,250,000
2005 MIL $3,250,000
2004 OAK $3,000,000
2003 CHN $2,700,000
2002 ARI $2,650,000
2001 ARI $1,250,000
2000 ARI $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$19,150,000
8 yrTotal$19,150,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 23 dBob Garber2 yr/$6.75M (05-06)+07 m opt

Details
  • exercised $2.75M player option 10/06
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 11/04, 2 year/$6.75M (05-06)+07 opt, 05:$3.25M, 06:$3.25M, 07:$3.75M club option/$2.25M player option ($0.25M buyout) $0.75M bonuses
  • acquired in trade from CHC 12/03 (with $0.8M cash)
  • 2 year/$5.75M (03-04)+bonuses
  • 03:$2.7M, 04:$3M
  • bonuses to $0.15M/year with 110 games caught
  • re-signed 12/02 acquired in trade from AZ 11/02 avoided arbitration 2/02 1 year/$2.65M (02) ($3.1M - $2.25M), 01:1 year/$1.25M arbitration-eligible (won $1.25M-$850K)

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 )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Buried on the bench by the acquisition of Johnny Estrada, Miller nonetheless enjoyed an uncharacteristically hot first half (.312/.356/.462) while seeing spot duty. Alas, the hits stopped falling in (.161/.238/.237 in the second half), though he still managed to throw out more baserunners than Estrada despite starting less than half as often. At this writing, he's still looking to catch on for 2008.
2007 Miller exercised his player option to return to Milwaukee just a few weeks before the Brewers traded for Johnny Estrada, which relegated Miller to reserve status right quick. If they so choose, the Brewers can put out a reasonably productive tandem, but the real advantage to having a pair like this is that if the team is out of it by the end of July, they can deal one to a contender without having to start Mike Rivera or J.D. Closser.
2006 The Brewers like to sign Wisconsin boys when possible, on the off chance that the inspiring example of a cheesehead made good might get a busload or two of fans in from Prairie du Chien or Egg Harbor on some summer night.? Miller isn`t a world-beater, but he isn`t killing the Brewers?yet. But at his age, a complete breakdown becomes a very real risk, and behind him, they`ve got nothing.
2005 In a world predisposed to overcompensate guys like Mike Matheny or Brad Ausmus, there's something nice about seeing Miller cash in, even if it has to be with the Brewers. He's a more useful version than either one, yet still not a bargain at three years, $8.75 million guaranteed.
2002 Millerís stats dipped slightly as he played much of the year in pain from two injuries, a nagging rotator-cuff strain and a slight tear in an Achilles' tendon. Despite that, he remained above replacement level at the plate. His glove work is just adequate, not as special as the Snakes believe it is. Miller has been a good value up to now; given his age and quality, the Snakes should probably non-tender him before he gets too expensive.
2001 What does Damian Miller have to do to get respect? He threw out 40% of basestealers, has made big strides as a receiver, and can hit enough to be an asset at the bottom of the order. Yet more ink gets shed on guys like Henry Blanco or Joe Girardi, who canít hit and who get granted defensive reputations. Miller isn't an All-Star or even a latter-day Don Slaught; he's just a good catcher, especially for a team spending lots of money in other places.
2000 Miller is a reliable backstop who wonít win any awards. His stick isnít terrible, and other teams certainly sport catchers with less offensive potential. The Diamondbacks would be making a mistake giving Miller the first crack at the job in 2000, but heíll keep a roster spot warm until Barajas is finished with Tucson.
1999 Cemented a nice little six-year career as a backup catcher with his 1998. Getting established is the hard thing; once you do that, you acquire the label "major leaguer" and get jobs based on that, irrespective of performance. Miller's a serviceable backup catcher who shouldn't be extended beyond that role.
1998 His age lies about midway between Terry Steinbachís and Javier Valentinís. By the time Steiny is ready to retire, Valentin will be ready to take his place. That doesnít leave much opportunity for Miller, a poor hitter in any event. His Catcher ERA in limited appearances with the Twins last season was almost a run lower than Steinbachís. Taken in the Expansion Draft by Arizona, heís in the backup catcher mix.
1997 Miller isnít a prospect, but as a catcher in an organization dealing with the Curse of Walbeck, he could wind up with playing time. Durant received and flubbed his opportunity, so if the Twins donít sign Terry Steinbach, Miller has a chance.

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