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Lou Merloni 2BRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 1223 .271 .332 .384 .249 1.8
Birth Date4-6-1971
Height5' 10"
Weight188 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
1998 BOS 27 39 106 96 10 27 6 0 1 36 7 20 2 0 1 15 1 0 .281 .343 .375 .249 2.4 -0.2 0.2
1999 BOS 28 43 140 126 18 32 7 0 1 42 8 16 2 1 3 13 0 0 .254 .307 .333 .219 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2000 BOS 29 40 139 128 10 41 11 2 0 56 4 22 1 2 4 18 1 0 .320 .341 .438 .245 0.6 0.5 0.1
2001 BOS 30 52 159 146 21 39 10 0 3 58 6 31 3 2 2 13 2 1 .267 .306 .397 .244 3.9 -0.8 0.3
2002 BOS 31 84 222 194 28 48 12 2 4 76 20 35 5 1 2 18 1 2 .247 .332 .392 .257 2.4 2.6 0.5
2003 BOS 32 15 34 30 4 7 1 0 0 8 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .324 .267 .223 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2003 SDN 32 65 179 151 20 41 7 2 1 55 22 33 1 3 2 17 2 3 .272 .362 .364 .274 11.0 0.3 1.1
2004 CLE 33 71 214 190 25 55 12 1 4 81 14 41 3 3 4 28 1 2 .289 .343 .426 .257 2.6 -2.0 0.1
2005 ANA 34 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .153 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
2006 CLE 35 9 23 19 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 .211 .286 .263 .183 -1.9 -0.5 -0.2
Career42312231085138294677144178821317132012598.271.332.384.24917.11.11.8

Advanced

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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
1993 FTL A+ 44 174 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAR A+ 113 479 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TRN AA 93 381 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TRN AA 28 110 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PAW AAA 38 132 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TRN AA 0 297 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PAW AAA 0 184 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOS MLB 39 106 .249 .271 .345 .434 .272 .347 100 -1.3 2.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
1998 PAW AAA 0 112 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOS MLB 43 140 .219 .281 .353 .443 .271 .282 96 -6.6 3.9 1 0.9 0.1 -3.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.2
1999 PAW AAA 0 268 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOS MLB 40 139 .245 .277 .347 .442 .263 .380 93 -2.5 3.9 0.6 0.5 -1.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2000 PAW AAA 0 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 52 159 .244 .272 .337 .438 .269 .316 96 -2.7 4.4 2 -0.8 -0.9 3.9 0.3 3.9 0.3
2001 PAW AAA 52 218 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 84 222 .257 .265 .333 .417 .264 .282 99 -0.7 5.9 -0.1 2.6 -1.3 2.4 0.5 2.4 0.5
2002 PAW AAA 8 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 15 34 .223 .253 .315 .407 .255 .318 98 -1.4 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2003 SDN MLB 65 179 .274 .262 .333 .416 .259 .333 94 2.7 4.7 1.1 0.3 1.7 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2003 LEL A+ 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 71 214 .257 .272 .339 .439 .263 .345 104 -0.6 6.4 -2.7 -2.0 -1.1 2.6 0.1 2.6 0.1
2004 MHV A- 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 5 7 .153 .230 .329 .347 .251 .000 105 -0.8 0.2 0 0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2005 SLC AAA 6 28 .276 .297 .376 .490 .283 .400 110 0.5 0.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2006 CLE MLB 9 23 .183 .263 .319 .431 .251 .286 107 -2 0.7 0.1 -0.5 -0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2006 BUF AAA 91 374 .270 .257 .325 .394 .258 .314 101 3.6 10.2 -3 4.2 -1.8 10.2 1.4 10.2 1.4
2007 SAC AAA 110 446 .241 .283 .351 .442 .265 .282 99 -9.9 14.4 1.4 -4.2 -2.3 4.1 -0.0 4.1 -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
1993 FTL A+ 174 14 38 1 1 2 21 13 26 1 1 .244 .306 .301 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAR A+ 479 59 120 16 2 1 63 36 57 5 2 .286 .348 .341 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TRN AA 381 42 88 16 1 1 30 39 50 7 7 .277 .364 .343 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PAW AAA 132 19 29 6 0 1 12 10 20 0 1 .252 .318 .330 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TRN AA 110 11 22 6 1 3 16 9 18 0 2 .232 .327 .411 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PAW AAA 184 24 49 10 0 5 24 15 20 0 2 .297 .370 .448 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TRN AA 297 49 79 17 4 5 37 30 43 3 2 .310 .407 .467 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PAW AAA 112 17 34 3 1 8 22 16 13 2 2 .386 .518 .716 .330 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOS MLB 106 10 27 6 0 1 15 7 20 1 0 .281 .343 .375 .094 .249 2.4 -0.2 0.2
1999 PAW AAA 268 45 64 14 1 7 36 30 38 1 1 .279 .384 .441 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOS MLB 140 18 32 7 0 1 13 8 16 0 0 .254 .307 .333 .079 .219 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2000 PAW AAA 42 6 16 2 0 1 5 3 3 0 1 .410 .452 .538 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOS MLB 139 10 41 11 2 0 18 4 22 1 0 .320 .341 .438 .117 .245 0.6 0.5 0.1
2001 PAW AAA 218 30 51 12 0 4 20 15 37 2 0 .262 .326 .385 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 159 21 39 10 0 3 13 6 31 2 1 .267 .306 .397 .130 .244 3.9 -0.8 0.3
2002 BOS MLB 222 28 48 12 2 4 18 20 35 1 2 .247 .332 .392 .144 .257 2.4 2.6 0.5
2002 PAW AAA 28 1 5 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .200 .259 .280 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LEL A+ 21 3 9 3 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 .474 .500 .789 .316 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 34 4 7 1 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 .233 .324 .267 .033 .223 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2003 SDN MLB 179 20 41 7 2 1 17 22 33 2 3 .272 .362 .364 .093 .274 11.0 0.3 1.1
2004 CLE MLB 214 25 55 12 1 4 28 14 41 1 2 .289 .343 .426 .137 .257 2.6 -2.0 0.1
2004 MHV A- 8 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .375 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 28 6 8 3 0 0 6 2 5 0 0 .320 .393 .440 .120 .276 0.9 -0.1 0.1
2005 ANA MLB 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .153 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
2006 BUF AAA 374 33 94 22 0 7 38 29 49 0 2 .285 .359 .415 .130 .270 10.2 4.2 1.4
2006 CLE MLB 23 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 1 0 .211 .286 .263 .053 .183 -1.9 -0.5 -0.2
2007 SAC AAA 446 47 100 21 2 3 39 40 51 1 4 .254 .324 .341 .087 .241 4.1 -4.2 -0.0

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
2005-05-02 2005-10-17 60-DL 168 137 Right Ankle Surgery Torn Ligaments 2005-05-12
2004-08-09 2004-09-01 15-DL 23 21 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2003-06-08 2003-07-04 15-DL 26 23 Right Knee Contusion -
2001-06-06 2001-06-21 15-DL 15 13 Left Elbow Contusion -
1998-06-29 1998-09-12 60-DL 75 66 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 ANA $500,000
2004 CLE $560,000
2003 SDN, BOS $560,000
2002 BOS $290,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,910,000
4 yrTotal$1,910,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 81 d

Details
  • Fa-CLE 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 contract purchased 5/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from LAA 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from CLE 1/05, 1 year/$0.5M (05) (minor-league contract) contract purchased 4/04 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.56M (04)
  • non-tendered 12/03
  • acquired in trade from SD 8/03 claimed off waivers from BOS 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.56M (03) 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $0.625M-$0.45M) optioned to Triple-A 4/02 1 year/$0.29M (02) 3/02
  • recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 7/01 recalled 6/01

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