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Portrait of Rusty Greer

Rusty Greer LFRangers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 4420 .305 .387 .478 .290 21.5
Birth Date1-21-1969
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
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ThrowsL
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
1994 TEX 25 80 331 277 36 87 16 1 10 135 46 46 2 4 2 46 0 0 .314 .410 .487 .304 19.2 -2.7 1.6
1995 TEX 26 131 478 417 58 113 21 2 13 177 55 66 1 3 2 61 3 1 .271 .355 .424 .273 17.8 -4.4 1.3
1996 TEX 27 139 617 542 96 180 41 6 18 287 62 86 3 10 0 100 9 0 .332 .397 .530 .312 56.6 11.3 6.4
1997 TEX 28 157 690 601 112 193 42 3 26 319 83 87 3 2 1 87 9 5 .321 .405 .531 .300 47.6 -3.7 4.3
1998 TEX 29 155 691 598 107 183 31 5 16 272 80 93 4 9 0 108 2 4 .306 .386 .455 .289 31.4 0.7 3.2
1999 TEX 30 147 662 556 107 167 41 3 20 274 96 67 5 5 0 101 2 2 .300 .405 .493 .297 39.1 -6.1 3.1
2000 TEX 31 105 453 394 65 117 34 3 8 181 51 61 3 5 0 65 4 1 .297 .377 .459 .276 14.3 0.2 1.4
2001 TEX 32 62 279 245 38 67 23 0 7 111 27 32 1 5 1 29 1 2 .273 .342 .453 .269 5.7 0.7 0.6
2002 TEX 33 51 219 199 24 59 9 2 1 75 19 17 0 1 0 17 1 0 .296 .356 .377 .248 -2.2 -2.1 -0.4
Career1027442038296431166258251191831519555224466143115.305.387.478.290229.5-6.021.5

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 BUT Rk 62 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PCH A+ 111 462 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 TUL AA 20 82 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TUL AA 106 428 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TUL AA 129 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OKL AAA 8 33 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 80 331 .304 .270 .341 .427 .263 .342 99 16.5 10.1 -2.8 -2.7 -1.3 19.2 1.6 19.2 1.6
1994 OKL AAA 31 131 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TEX MLB 131 478 .273 .271 .343 .427 .266 .293 100 7.1 14.3 -4.4 -4.4 -0.5 17.8 1.3 17.8 1.3
1996 TEX MLB 139 617 .312 .279 .352 .448 .272 .362 105 36.9 19.1 -4.5 11.3 3.9 56.6 6.4 56.6 6.4
1997 TEX MLB 157 690 .300 .267 .333 .422 .261 .341 107 30 19.0 -4.4 -3.7 5.1 47.6 4.3 47.6 4.3
1998 TEX MLB 155 691 .289 .270 .337 .432 .266 .335 105 22.2 18.8 -4.8 0.7 -2.6 31.4 3.2 31.4 3.2
1999 TEX MLB 147 662 .297 .277 .349 .446 .267 .310 104 28.8 18.5 -4.9 -6.1 2.8 39.1 3.1 39.1 3.1
2000 TEX MLB 105 453 .276 .268 .337 .433 .258 .330 101 8.6 12.8 -3.5 0.2 -0.3 14.3 1.4 14.3 1.4
2000 TUL AA 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 62 279 .269 .268 .329 .434 .263 .284 104 2.8 7.6 -2 0.7 0.2 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2001 TUL AA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 51 219 .248 .267 .330 .423 .265 .319 109 -2.8 5.9 -2.8 -2.1 -2.2 -2.2 -0.4 -2.2 -0.4
2002 TUL AA 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 BUT Rk 270 48 78 12 6 10 50 41 23 9 6 .345 .448 .584 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 TUL AA 82 12 19 3 2 3 12 17 6 2 0 .297 .451 .547 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PCH A+ 462 52 114 25 1 5 48 66 48 12 6 .294 .398 .402 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TUL AA 428 47 96 22 4 5 37 60 63 2 2 .267 .380 .393 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OKL AAA 33 6 6 2 0 1 4 6 7 0 0 .222 .364 .407 .185 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TUL AA 535 76 138 25 6 15 59 53 79 10 5 .291 .367 .464 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 OKL AAA 131 18 35 12 1 3 13 18 24 1 1 .315 .415 .523 .207 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TEX MLB 331 36 87 16 1 10 46 46 46 0 0 .314 .410 .487 .173 .304 19.2 -2.7 1.6
1995 TEX MLB 478 58 113 21 2 13 61 55 66 3 1 .271 .355 .424 .153 .273 17.8 -4.4 1.3
1996 TEX MLB 617 96 180 41 6 18 100 62 86 9 0 .332 .397 .530 .197 .312 56.6 11.3 6.4
1997 TEX MLB 690 112 193 42 3 26 87 83 87 9 5 .321 .405 .531 .210 .300 47.6 -3.7 4.3
1998 TEX MLB 691 107 183 31 5 16 108 80 93 2 4 .306 .386 .455 .149 .289 31.4 0.7 3.2
1999 TEX MLB 662 107 167 41 3 20 101 96 67 2 2 .300 .405 .493 .192 .297 39.1 -6.1 3.1
2000 TUL AA 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TEX MLB 453 65 117 34 3 8 65 51 61 4 1 .297 .377 .459 .162 .276 14.3 0.2 1.4
2001 TUL AA 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 279 38 67 23 0 7 29 27 32 1 2 .273 .342 .453 .180 .269 5.7 0.7 0.6
2002 TUL AA 22 4 7 2 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 .412 .545 .529 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 219 24 59 9 2 1 17 19 17 1 0 .296 .356 .377 .080 .248 -2.2 -2.1 -0.4

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
2004-04-05 2004-10-04 60-DL 182 162 Left Shoulder Surgery Scar Tissue Surgical Date Is Estimated 2004-04-15 -
2004-02-11 2004-04-05 Camp 54 0 Left Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue 2004-02-11 -
2003-03-30 2003-09-29 60-DL 183 162 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-07-23 -
2002-11-21 2002-11-21 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 2002-11-21 -
2002-07-12 2002-09-30 60-DL 80 75 - Neck Surgery Herniated Disc 2002-08-22 -
2002-06-04 2002-07-11 15-DL 37 31 - Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -
2001-06-12 2001-06-12 On-Alr 0 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-06-12 2001-10-08 60-DL 118 100 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips - -
2000-09-21 2000-10-02 DTD 11 9 Bilateral Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis - -
2000-04-13 2000-05-27 15-DL 44 39 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 TEX $7,400,000
2003 TEX $7,000,000
2002 TEX $6,800,000
2001 TEX $4,600,000
2000 TEX $3,600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$29,400,000
5 yrTotal$29,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 140 dBo McKinnis

Details
  • retired 2/05 club declined 05 option 10/04
  • 3 year/$21.8M (02-04)+05 mutual option
  • 02:$6.8M, 03:$7M, 04:$7.4M
  • 05: club option based on plate appearances 02-04 (up to $9M) & buyout based on plate appearances ($0.6M-$1.5M)

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Greer is out for the year after surgery to repair a severe rotator cuff tear, and he’s looking at three more significant surgeries on various body parts after that. With that dismal medical future, it’s tempting to conclude that his playing days are over, and to use this space to write a tribute to the longtime BP favorite’s career. But even though he’s facing an uphill battle, Greer is not the kind of guy who’s going to go soft on his rehab, especially since he’s on the payroll for 2004. Here’s hoping we see Greer in uniform again. But think about pulling up short of the wall next time, OK Rusty?
2002 For the second straight season, Rusty Greer missed extensive time due to injury. Last year, surgery for a pinched nerve in his hip took away the final four months of his season. His crash-and-burn style of play is reminiscent of Lenny Dykstra's, and his career is taking a similar, ominous direction. Dykstra played his last full campaign at age 30 and was tying flies instead of catching them when he was 34. The Rangers are praying that Greer’s path diverges from Dykstra’s: last March they inked Greer to a hefty extension through the 2004 season.
2001 My God, this team was snakebit during 2000. Rusty Greer plays solid defense, usually plays damn near every game, hits for average, draws some walks, and hits for power. So what happened? He got injured, of course, and missed 50 games. Greer should rebound well in 2001, and I expect him to start picking up his power numbers at the expense of a little bit of average. He was healthy only for about six weeks in 2000, fighting plantar fasciitis and a tweaked shoulder. If healthy, he’ll outperform the projection above.
2000 As we predicted, he bounced back from his subpar 1998. While he's often mentioned in talk-show trade proposals, Greer is exactly the kind of player the Rangers should keep. He has underappreciated skills--drawing walks and hitting doubles--so you're not likely to get equal value in a trade. Plus, he's relatively cheap.
1999 The only Ranger position player to play significantly below expectations. Accordingly, he's the only Ranger position player that can reasonably be expected to boost his performance in 1999. There are plenty of reasons to expect him to be back to his usual .300+ EQA self this year. For one, there's the way he came on during the last half of 1998. Last year's pre-break OPS: .786; post-break: .903.
1998 What a great hitter. I’m never sure how they decide what makes a player “underrated,” but I’d use Rusty Greer as an example. There is nothing he doesn’t do on the ball field, yet he’s rarely mentioned as one of the top players in the game. He’s never made the All-Star team, despite career totals of .312/.392/.500. His defense was off a bit last season, and that’s the only bad thing I can find to say about him.
1997 He’s a player everyone should love: a left-handed hitter who doesn’t need to be platooned, hits for average and power, takes a walk, is a smart baserunner and an outstanding fielder who makes flamboyant diving catches. It’s a shame he was nursing a broken rib into the playoffs. I think he’ll exceed Vlad’s projection.
1996  He can't really lumber around centerfield too well, but the Bobby Valentine used to put Pete Incaviglia out there from time to time, so Rangers fans probably think he's just fine. An example of the kind of useful role player you can dig out of the minors if you have an organization willing to stop giving major league playing time to people like Willie McGee or Eric Fox, and instead take a chance on a good minor league veteran.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Soriano Strikes AgainDaniel Rathman2013-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Replacement RangersZachary Levine2013-05-14
The BP Wayback Machine: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Plunk CostBill Parker2012-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: The Right FieldersJay Jaffe2011-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProblem Positions: The Never-ending ChurnChristina Kahrl2010-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cubs Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: World Series Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-11-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: How is the Air Up There?Jay Jaffe2009-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A New Age of Reason?Joe Sheehan2009-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Late Standing StartsJim Baker2008-06-20
Prospectus Matchups: Opening Day GoodbyesJim Baker2008-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Brewers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - Corner OutfieldKevin Goldstein2007-08-22
Player Profile: Jason BayMarc Normandin2007-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Decline of the FallJoe Sheehan2006-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Position Breakdown: Corner OutfieldersKevin Goldstein2006-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My GuysJoe Sheehan2006-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: College BoysJim Baker2006-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Assessing the 2004 EvaluationsWill Carroll2005-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Assessing the 2004 EvaluationsDave Haller2005-02-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: All Others Must Have DataWill Carroll2004-12-02
Marginal Dollars per Marginal Win: The 2004 Efficiency ReportBen Murphy2004-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 27-November 2Christina Kahrl2004-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Top 50 Prospects ReportNate Silver2004-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Thirty Games LeftWill Carroll2004-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Clean BillWill Carroll2004-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Final Tear?Will Carroll2004-08-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Chemistry CrockJoe Sheehan2004-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: More Job BattlesJoe Sheehan2004-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IVBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano DealBaseball Prospectus2004-02-16
6-4-3: Hart to HartGary Huckabay2003-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Five Days in PhoenixJoe Sheehan2003-11-13
Marginal Dollars Per Win, 2003: The Best vs. Worst SpendersDoug Pappas2003-10-06
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Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-09-02
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The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Ryan Wilkins2002-11-18
From The Mailbag: Baseball ProspectusBaseball Prospectus2002-09-24
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
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Transaction Analysis: April 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-14
Transaction Analysis: April 4-6, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
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Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)


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