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Portrait of Shane Halter

Shane Halter SSTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 2109 .246 .303 .385 .239 4.9
Birth Date11-8-1969
Height5' 10"
Weight160 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 KCA 27 74 139 123 16 34 5 1 2 47 10 28 2 0 4 10 4 3 .276 .341 .382 .243 1.8 -1.6 0.0
1998 KCA 28 86 226 204 17 45 12 0 2 63 12 38 1 2 7 13 2 5 .221 .265 .309 .206 -6.6 6.5 -0.0
1999 NYN 29 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2000 DET 30 105 265 238 26 62 12 2 3 87 14 49 1 2 10 27 5 2 .261 .302 .366 .240 1.9 3.9 0.5
2001 DET 31 136 507 450 53 128 32 7 12 210 37 100 7 6 7 65 3 3 .284 .344 .467 .270 21.1 8.8 2.9
2002 DET 32 122 458 410 46 98 22 6 10 162 39 92 4 4 1 39 0 4 .239 .309 .395 .249 13.5 6.7 2.0
2003 DET 33 114 393 360 33 78 5 2 12 123 27 77 0 3 3 30 2 3 .217 .269 .342 .219 -5.5 6.3 0.1
2004 ANA 34 46 121 114 10 23 5 0 4 40 7 30 0 0 0 13 1 1 .202 .248 .351 .193 -7.3 -0.3 -0.7
Career690210918992014689318457321464141517321971721.246.303.385.23919.030.44.9

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
1991 EUG A- 64 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 APP A 80 363 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BCY A+ 44 150 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 WIL A+ 54 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MEM AA 81 351 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MEM AA 129 557 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 OMA AAA 124 452 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHR AAA 16 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 OMA AAA 93 341 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB 74 139 .243 .275 .345 .437 .270 .344 98 -2.6 3.8 0.1 -1.6 0.6 1.8 0.0 1.8 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 0 56 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 86 226 .206 .265 .336 .419 .264 .259 99 -13.5 6.1 2.2 6.5 -0.8 -6.8 -0.0 -6.6 -0.0
1998 OMA AAA 0 103 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYN MLB 7 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NOR AAA 0 534 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DET MLB 105 265 .240 .282 .351 .454 .270 .314 92 -6.2 7.5 -0.3 3.9 -2.2 2.4 0.6 1.9 0.5
2001 DET MLB 136 507 .270 .261 .326 .420 .257 .337 99 5.7 13.9 3.7 8.8 1.9 21.1 2.9 21.1 2.9
2002 DET MLB 122 458 .249 .265 .328 .422 .262 .282 97 -5.2 12.2 4.2 6.7 0.5 13.5 2.0 13.5 2.0
2003 DET MLB 114 393 .219 .264 .325 .420 .259 .241 97 -17.5 10.7 0.7 6.3 -0.2 -5.5 0.1 -5.5 0.1
2004 ANA MLB 46 121 .193 .270 .334 .426 .257 .237 104 -8.9 3.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.8 -7.3 -0.7 -7.3 -0.7
2004 RCU A+ 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 35 146 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 16 55 .270 .286 .376 .458 .288 .256 101 0.6 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 2.9 0.3 2.9 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
1991 EUG A- 291 41 55 9 1 1 18 49 60 12 6 .233 .369 .292 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BCY A+ 150 11 28 1 0 1 14 24 31 5 5 .239 .356 .274 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 APP A 363 50 83 22 3 3 33 41 54 21 6 .265 .347 .383 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 WIL A+ 256 44 63 8 5 5 32 27 55 5 4 .299 .365 .455 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MEM AA 351 50 79 7 0 4 20 30 74 4 7 .258 .319 .320 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MEM AA 557 61 111 23 1 6 35 39 102 10 14 .225 .278 .312 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 OMA AAA 452 42 90 19 3 8 39 40 97 2 3 .230 .288 .355 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 OMA AAA 341 43 77 24 0 3 33 31 49 7 2 .258 .324 .368 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHR AAA 45 3 12 1 0 0 4 2 8 0 0 .293 .326 .317 .024 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB 139 16 34 5 1 2 10 10 28 4 3 .276 .341 .382 .106 .243 1.8 -1.6 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 56 10 13 1 1 2 9 6 10 0 0 .265 .357 .449 .184 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 OMA AAA 103 15 30 6 1 1 13 6 15 4 1 .309 .350 .423 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 226 17 45 12 0 2 13 12 38 2 5 .221 .265 .309 .088 .206 -6.6 6.5 -0.0
1999 NOR AAA 534 77 130 22 3 6 35 60 90 19 18 .274 .356 .371 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYN MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2000 DET MLB 265 26 62 12 2 3 27 14 49 5 2 .261 .302 .366 .105 .240 1.9 3.9 0.5
2001 DET MLB 507 53 128 32 7 12 65 37 100 3 3 .284 .344 .467 .182 .270 21.1 8.8 2.9
2002 DET MLB 458 46 98 22 6 10 39 39 92 0 4 .239 .309 .395 .156 .249 13.5 6.7 2.0
2003 DET MLB 393 33 78 5 2 12 30 27 77 2 3 .217 .269 .342 .125 .219 -5.5 6.3 0.1
2004 SLC AAA 146 18 36 7 1 6 18 15 21 2 3 .275 .349 .481 .206 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 121 10 23 5 0 4 13 7 30 1 1 .202 .248 .351 .149 .193 -7.3 -0.3 -0.7
2004 RCU A+ 22 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 .211 .318 .263 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 55 10 11 4 0 1 8 7 8 1 0 .229 .327 .375 .146 .270 2.9 0.3 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
2004-06-14 2004-07-06 15-DL 22 19 Right Fingers Dislocation Ring Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 ANA $575,000
2003 DET $2,150,000
2002 DET $1,500,000
2001 DET $420,000
2000 DET $236,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,881,000
5 yrTotal$4,881,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 16 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from AN 1/05 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 9/04 signed as a free agent from DT 1/04, 1 year/$0.575M (04)+$0.165M bonuses
  • 2 year/$3.5M (02-03) avoided arbitration 1/02 ($1.65M - $1.4M)
  • 1 year/$0.42M (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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Played first, second, third, short, and Salt Lake City and didn't hit at any of them. Since a random productive season at the bat in 2001, his OBP column reads .309, .269 and .248. We predict the next three entries in the series to read "sitcom," "infomercial," "Diamondbacks managerial candidate."
2003 The continued employment of Shane Halter would be the most comical element of the Tigers’ 2002 season were it not for their continued employment of Craig Paquette. Perhaps the Tigers going into the season with Halter as their regular shortstop was the most tragic element of their 2002 season. In the end, Halter’s year is a worthwhile cautionary tale about what can happen when you get too excited about your utility man. The fact that Halter’s 29 hits in spring training and his .712 slugging average in Lakeland were both third among AL teams in the spring shows just how much value March numbers have—Halter started the regular season by going 1-for-25.
2002 Ladies and gentlemen, your most valuable Tigers position player! His every success can be interpreted as a team failure. He started 60 games apiece at third base and shortstop...because Dean Palmer was injured and Deivi Cruz was awful. He led the team in extra-base hits...because none of the Tigers’ “power hitters” hit even 20 homers, the first time the Tigers have finished without a 20-homer hitter in a full season since 1976. A year ago, Halter was strictly a curiosity, becoming the first Tiger to ever play all nine positions in one game. Now, he’s the certified sparkplug of the Tigers’ offense, an offense powered by the engine of an Edsel.
2001 When local newspapers issue their obligatory team report cards after the season, why are the Shane Halters of the world invariably awarded a “B?” Does that imply that if Tom Veryzer were pried from his Barcalounger, he would be an above-average player? It’s hard to accept that the Tigers are close to contending when they willingly grant Halter 250 plate appearances.
1999 A worthy successor to the tradition of David Howard. He’s been a utility players since he reached AA, but his defensive versatility has overshadowed his inability to hit. He started at shortstop after the Felix Martinez disaster, only to be demoted after botching a squeeze bunt in June. When you hit .221, you better have your fundamentals down. Returned late in the year and played well enough to nail down the 25th spot again. As long as the Royals understand his value is strictly on defense, he’s not a liability.
1998 David Howard, Jr. His career average in the minors coming into last season was .248, but he turned a two-week opportunity with Jose Offerman on the DL into a full season, playing all over the field and earning raves for his “heady” play; translated, that means he’s a good bunter. Could easily find himself with the starting job at shortstop come April, and what is frightening is that he might be the best option.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2014-09-24
The Lineup Card: Eight Memorable Final-Week StorylinesBaseball Prospectus2014-09-17
Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot CornerGeoff Young2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Best and Worst Teams of the DecadeJay Jaffe2009-12-17
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-8Christina Kahrl2004-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Independence EditionJim Baker2004-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 17-20Christina Kahrl2004-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Lights Dimmed on BroadwaySteven Goldman2004-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
Breaking Balls: Free Agent SeasonDerek Zumsteg2003-10-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-10-28
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-28
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Roger Clemens and the Historic No-DecisionDerek Zumsteg2003-06-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Forwarding a StereotypeJoe Sheehan2003-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL Central PreviewJoe Sheehan2003-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Detroit TigersWill Carroll2003-02-20
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
Genetic Disparity: Send in the ClonesDerek Jacques2002-07-22
The Week in Quotes: July 1-7, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Cool ThoughtsJoe Sheehan2002-07-03
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
Transaction Analysis: June 11-12, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 30-June 1Christina Kahrl2002-06-03
Transaction Analysis: May 23-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 16-19, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: May 13-19, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 21-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: April 16-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: No Hope, No FaithDaniel Rathman2002-03-05
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
The Daily Prospectus: I Want Out of the CircusDave Pease2000-10-03


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