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Michael Tucker RFRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 4686 .256 .339 .423 .262 9.2
Birth Date6-25-1971
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1995 KCA 24 62 198 177 23 46 10 0 4 68 18 51 1 0 2 17 2 3 .260 .332 .384 .253 0.8 0.3 0.1
1996 KCA 25 108 393 339 55 88 18 4 12 150 40 69 7 4 3 53 10 4 .260 .346 .442 .270 12.4 0.9 1.3
1997 ATL 26 138 554 499 80 141 25 7 14 222 44 116 6 1 4 56 12 7 .283 .347 .445 .272 18.7 -2.2 1.6
1998 ATL 27 130 469 414 54 101 27 3 13 173 49 112 3 2 1 46 8 3 .244 .327 .418 .258 7.6 -8.1 -0.0
1999 CIN 28 133 340 296 55 75 8 5 11 126 37 81 3 4 0 44 11 4 .253 .338 .426 .258 3.8 9.1 1.2
2000 CIN 29 148 323 270 55 72 13 4 15 138 44 64 7 2 0 36 13 6 .267 .381 .511 .292 24.9 1.6 2.5
2001 CHN 30 63 235 205 31 54 9 7 5 92 23 47 1 1 5 31 4 3 .263 .339 .449 .277 13.0 -2.3 1.1
2001 CIN 30 86 265 231 31 56 10 1 7 89 23 55 1 5 5 30 12 5 .242 .308 .385 .240 -0.7 -1.1 -0.2
2002 KCA 31 144 543 475 65 118 27 6 12 193 56 105 3 2 7 56 23 9 .248 .330 .406 .247 1.7 0.2 0.2
2003 KCA 32 104 438 389 61 102 20 5 13 171 39 88 2 2 6 55 8 10 .262 .331 .440 .261 6.6 -5.0 0.2
2004 SFN 33 140 547 464 77 119 21 6 13 191 70 106 2 5 6 62 5 2 .256 .353 .412 .266 8.5 6.6 1.5
2005 PHI 34 22 21 18 3 4 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 .222 .333 .222 .224 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2005 SFN 34 104 286 250 32 60 16 1 5 93 28 48 2 4 2 33 4 0 .240 .317 .372 .240 -0.3 -3.4 -0.4
2006 NYN 35 35 74 56 3 11 4 0 1 18 16 14 1 1 0 6 2 0 .196 .378 .321 .270 1.8 0.3 0.2
Career141746864083625104720849125172849096039334152811456.256.339.423.26298.8-3.09.2

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
1993 WIL A+ 61 279 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MEM AA 72 299 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 OMA AAA 132 565 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KCA MLB 62 198 .253 .273 .343 .435 .269 .344 97 -1.6 5.9 -2.3 0.3 -0.8 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
1995 OMA AAA 71 307 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB 108 393 .270 .274 .347 .438 .267 .290 98 4.6 12.1 -4.3 0.9 1.9 12.4 1.3 12.4 1.3
1996 WIC AA 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .562 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ATL MLB 138 554 .272 .262 .330 .410 .257 .343 99 7.1 14.7 -5.5 -2.2 2.9 18.7 1.6 18.7 1.6
1998 ATL MLB 130 469 .258 .265 .331 .417 .259 .302 96 -0.9 12.2 -5 -8.1 2.0 7.6 -0.0 7.6 -0.0
1999 CIN MLB 133 340 .258 .272 .340 .433 .261 .308 100 -0.6 9.2 -3.2 9.1 -0.6 3.8 1.2 3.8 1.2
2000 CIN MLB 148 323 .292 .267 .347 .431 .262 .295 102 12.4 8.9 -1.7 1.6 1.6 24.9 2.5 24.9 2.5
2001 CHN MLB 63 235 .277 .265 .332 .433 .262 .318 97 4.2 6.3 -0.1 -2.3 0.3 13.0 1.1 13.0 1.1
2001 CIN MLB 86 265 .240 .267 .333 .439 .262 .282 103 -5.9 7.2 -0.9 -1.1 -1.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
2002 KCA MLB 144 543 .247 .264 .332 .423 .266 .294 106 -7.7 14.5 -5.1 0.2 -2.7 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2003 KCA MLB 104 438 .261 .265 .327 .425 .261 .307 103 0.5 11.9 -3.2 -5.0 -0.1 6.6 0.2 6.6 0.2
2004 SFN MLB 140 547 .266 .264 .334 .425 .262 .303 100 3.5 16.2 -4.5 6.6 -0.3 8.5 1.5 8.5 1.5
2005 PHI MLB 22 21 .224 .248 .312 .366 .243 .286 97 -0.8 0.6 0 -0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 104 286 .240 .266 .329 .424 .262 .274 98 -6.1 8.2 -2.4 -3.4 -1.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4
2006 NYN MLB 35 74 .270 .265 .330 .442 .266 .238 90 0.9 2.2 -0.5 0.3 -1.3 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2006 NOR AAA 83 333 .295 .258 .328 .389 .256 .299 91 11.3 8.8 -1.8 -0.9 0.0 17.7 1.7 17.7 1.7
2007 PAW AAA 72 291 .270 .269 .333 .409 .263 .280 91 3.1 8.2 -4.8 -0.2 -1.6 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4

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 MEM AA 299 38 68 7 4 9 35 42 51 12 5 .279 .393 .451 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 WIL A+ 279 42 73 14 2 6 44 34 49 12 2 .305 .396 .456 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 OMA AAA 565 75 134 16 7 21 77 69 111 11 3 .276 .369 .468 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 OMA AAA 307 37 84 18 4 4 28 24 39 11 4 .305 .367 .444 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KCA MLB 198 23 46 10 0 4 17 18 51 2 3 .260 .332 .384 .124 .253 0.8 0.3 0.1
1996 WIC AA 26 4 9 1 3 0 7 5 4 0 2 .450 .560 .800 .350 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB 393 55 88 18 4 12 53 40 69 10 4 .260 .346 .442 .183 .270 12.4 0.9 1.3
1997 ATL MLB 554 80 141 25 7 14 56 44 116 12 7 .283 .347 .445 .162 .272 18.7 -2.2 1.6
1998 ATL MLB 469 54 101 27 3 13 46 49 112 8 3 .244 .327 .418 .174 .258 7.6 -8.1 -0.0
1999 CIN MLB 340 55 75 8 5 11 44 37 81 11 4 .253 .338 .426 .172 .258 3.8 9.1 1.2
2000 CIN MLB 323 55 72 13 4 15 36 44 64 13 6 .267 .381 .511 .244 .292 24.9 1.6 2.5
2001 CIN MLB 265 31 56 10 1 7 30 23 55 12 5 .242 .308 .385 .143 .240 -0.7 -1.1 -0.2
2001 CHN MLB 235 31 54 9 7 5 31 23 47 4 3 .263 .339 .449 .185 .277 13.0 -2.3 1.1
2002 KCA MLB 543 65 118 27 6 12 56 56 105 23 9 .248 .330 .406 .158 .247 1.7 0.2 0.2
2003 KCA MLB 438 61 102 20 5 13 55 39 88 8 10 .262 .331 .440 .177 .261 6.6 -5.0 0.2
2004 SFN MLB 547 77 119 21 6 13 62 70 106 5 2 .256 .353 .412 .155 .266 8.5 6.6 1.5
2005 PHI MLB 21 3 4 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 .222 .333 .222 .000 .224 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 286 32 60 16 1 5 33 28 48 4 0 .240 .317 .372 .132 .240 -0.3 -3.4 -0.4
2006 NYN MLB 74 3 11 4 0 1 6 16 14 2 0 .196 .378 .321 .125 .270 1.8 0.3 0.2
2006 NOR AAA 333 44 73 18 2 6 33 49 45 10 3 .265 .386 .411 .145 .295 17.7 -0.9 1.7
2007 PAW AAA 291 28 53 16 0 6 26 49 64 1 2 .224 .362 .367 .143 .270 4.0 -0.2 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
2003-08-05 2003-09-24 15-DL 50 47 Right Lower Leg Fracture Tibia From Foul Ball -
1996-08-29 1996-09-30 60-DL 32 27 Left Fingers Dislocation Ring Finger - -
1996-06-04 1996-06-21 15-DL 17 15 Right Wrist Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SFN $2,000,000
2004 SFN $1,500,000
2003 KCA $2,750,000
2002 KCA $2,250,000
2001 CIN, CHN $1,800,000
2000 CIN $1,700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$12,000,000
6 yrTotal$12,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 116 dMichael Moss

Details
  • contract purchased 8/06 signed as a free agent from WAS 4/06 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/06 signed as a free agent from PHI 1/06, 1 year/$0.8M (06) (non-guaranteed)
  • acquired in trade from SF 8/05
  • signed as a free agent from KC 12/03, 2 year/$3.5M (04-05), 04:$1.5M, 05:$2M
  • signed extension 11/01
  • 1 year/$2.25M (02)+$2.75M 03 player opt
  • acquired in trade from CHC 12/01 acquired in trade from CIN 7/01
  • 2 year/$5.75M (00-01) 00:$1.7M, 01:$1.8M, 02:$2.25M club option (p/u with 03 extension 11/01)

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 )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 Veteran outfielder Michael Tucker was released by the Nats during spring training, signed with Norfolk, and, though he didn`t show much life, got called up in August when Cliff Floyd bowed out.
2005 The career high in walks was nice, but he remains below average for a corner outfielder and more likely to get worse than better at his age. The only difference between Tucker and 100 guys in Triple-A is Tucker's been in the majors and thus makes GMs feel safer. In an industry where not embarrassing yourself can be enough to ensure job security, mediocrities will always find good-paying jobs. He'll see less playing time after Moises Alou signed for the next two years.
1999 A good player, but his minor league record, a pretty swing, and two consecutive hot starts have created expectations he was unable to meet, and he leaves Atlanta as a disappointment. Heís an introverted guy and may have not adapted to the national attention the Braves get, so getting away to Cincinnati may be good for him. Heís going to be fighting with about eight other candidates for three spots in the lineup.
1997 More likely to have a breakout season than anyone else in the division. He has a beautiful swing, and itís easy to see why the Royals were so excited to get him in the first round in 1992. He has a pronounced uppercut and he struggled against off-speed pitches his first year in the league, but he was able to lay off those pitches last year and his walk-to-strikeout rate nearly doubled. He didnít fall off at all against southpaws, and his strong finish may be a harbinger of things to come. Heís 26, probably the most common age for an established major league hitter to raise the level of his game a notch or two. Grounded into only seven double plays all year, but that was as many as Damon and Goodwin combined. As a team the Royals only hit into 99 twin killings, the lowest in baseball.
1996  After a pair of impressive minor league seasons, Tucker was installed as the Royals' leadoff hitter on Opening Day. He got off to a horrible start and was sent down for a few months, where he became a different hitter. Tucker had always been a dead pull hitter, and he sacrificed his power for a while to work on going the opposite way. After he returned to Kansas City, he was a changed man, hitting .305/.389/.505. He was considered the best pure hitter taken in the 1992 draft, and if he can continue to make adjustments, he might just live up to his billing.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Where Did the Mets Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS PreviewJay Jaffe2006-10-11
Playoff Prospectus: Roster ReviewsChristina Kahrl2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Dodgers vs. MetsJim Baker2006-10-03
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28Marc Normandin2006-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-27Christina Kahrl2006-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 10-14Christina Kahrl2006-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Draft Notebook, 5/25Kevin Goldstein2006-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part NineRany Jazayerli2006-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Guide To Transaction Rules: Free Agent Compensation Draft PicksThomas Gorman2005-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2005-08-05
Prospectus Notebook: Wednesday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: San Francisco GiantsWill Carroll2005-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Projects the NLNate Silver2005-03-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ides IdeasJim Baker2005-03-15
2004 HACKING MASS Results: Stiffness is Next to GodlinessDave Pease2004-10-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Brian Sabean Has No ClothesJoe Sheehan2004-05-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-04-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-02-20
Prospectus Roundtable: The New LandscapeBaseball Prospectus2003-12-10
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-22


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