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Portrait of Damian Jackson

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 2509 .243 .323 .356 .244 5.8
Birth Date8-16-1973
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
BatsR
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
1996 CLE 22 5 11 10 2 3 2 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .296 1.0 0.7 0.2
1997 CIN 23 12 32 27 6 6 2 1 1 13 4 7 0 0 1 2 1 1 .222 .323 .481 .262 1.9 -0.4 0.2
1997 CLE 23 8 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .138 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
1998 CIN 24 13 45 38 4 12 5 0 0 17 6 4 0 1 0 7 2 0 .316 .400 .447 .300 3.5 -0.3 0.3
1999 SDN 25 133 447 388 56 87 20 2 9 138 53 105 3 3 0 39 34 10 .224 .320 .356 .242 11.8 3.0 1.4
2000 SDN 26 138 541 470 68 120 27 6 6 177 62 108 3 2 4 37 28 6 .255 .345 .377 .252 14.1 14.1 2.6
2001 SDN 27 122 495 440 67 106 21 6 4 151 44 128 6 3 2 38 23 6 .241 .316 .343 .231 5.3 -2.5 0.3
2002 DET 28 81 274 245 31 63 20 1 1 88 21 36 3 3 2 25 12 3 .257 .320 .359 .264 9.6 -3.8 0.6
2003 BOS 29 109 172 161 34 42 7 0 1 52 8 28 0 1 2 13 16 8 .261 .294 .323 .214 -1.8 -0.6 -0.2
2004 CHN 30 7 18 15 1 1 0 0 1 4 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .067 .222 .267 .163 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
2004 KCA 30 14 16 15 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .133 .188 .267 .158 -1.4 -0.0 -0.1
2005 SDN 31 118 313 275 44 70 9 0 5 94 30 45 4 1 3 23 15 2 .255 .335 .342 .252 11.2 -0.5 1.1
2006 WAS 32 67 135 116 16 23 6 1 4 43 12 39 4 0 3 10 1 3 .198 .295 .371 .241 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1
Career82725092209332536121173278724551724141719813339.243.323.356.24452.28.95.8

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
1992 BNC Rk 62 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CGA A 108 402 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAN AA 138 611 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAN AA 131 565 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLE MLB 5 11 .296 .262 .333 .425 .261 .500 97 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.0 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
1996 BUF AAA 133 521 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 12 32 .262 .253 .321 .427 .261 .263 101 0.1 0.8 0.3 -0.4 0.7 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
1997 CLE MLB 8 10 .138 .277 .344 .445 .275 .125 95 -1.3 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1997 BUF AAA 0 306 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA 0 82 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 13 45 .300 .273 .331 .425 .258 .343 102 2 1.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
1998 IND AAA 0 589 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 133 447 .242 .267 .337 .426 .257 .282 96 -9.6 12.1 4.9 3.0 1.0 11.8 1.4 11.8 1.4
2000 SDN MLB 138 541 .252 .270 .342 .441 .260 .318 95 -5.2 14.9 4.3 14.1 1.6 14.1 2.6 14.1 2.6
2001 SDN MLB 122 495 .231 .260 .327 .423 .256 .328 99 -15.5 13.3 -0.5 -2.5 5.8 5.3 0.3 5.3 0.3
2001 POR AAA 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 81 274 .264 .262 .328 .417 .261 .294 97 1.1 7.3 -0.2 -3.8 1.1 9.6 0.6 9.6 0.6
2003 BOS MLB 109 172 .214 .274 .338 .441 .271 .308 103 -8.6 4.7 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2004 CHN MLB 7 18 .163 .261 .330 .391 .243 .000 95 -1.9 0.5 0 0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2004 KCA MLB 14 16 .158 .271 .343 .439 .269 .222 96 -1.8 0.5 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2004 IOW AAA 28 109 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OMA AAA 48 209 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 118 313 .252 .267 .330 .423 .262 .288 93 -2.6 9.0 1 -0.5 4.0 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2005 POR AAA 14 65 .381 .292 .358 .458 .275 .385 96 8.5 1.9 0.3 -0.5 0.4 11.0 1.0 11.0 1.0
2006 WAS MLB 67 135 .241 .264 .333 .425 .263 .260 91 -2.8 4.0 0.5 -0.7 -1.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

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
1992 BNC Rk 273 32 56 12 1 0 23 32 31 29 5 .248 .348 .310 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CGA A 402 70 94 19 3 6 45 41 61 26 7 .269 .349 .391 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CAN AA 611 85 143 29 5 5 46 60 121 37 16 .269 .343 .371 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAN AA 565 67 120 20 2 3 34 65 103 40 22 .248 .343 .316 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BUF AAA 521 77 116 15 1 12 49 48 78 24 7 .257 .332 .374 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLE MLB 11 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .200 .296 1.0 0.7 0.2
1997 BUF AAA 306 51 78 12 0 4 13 37 45 20 8 .293 .386 .383 .090 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA 82 12 19 6 1 0 7 10 17 4 1 .268 .366 .380 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .138 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
1997 CIN MLB 32 6 6 2 1 1 2 4 7 1 1 .222 .323 .481 .259 .262 1.9 -0.4 0.2
1998 IND AAA 589 102 135 36 10 6 49 62 125 25 10 .261 .351 .404 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 45 4 12 5 0 0 7 6 4 2 0 .316 .400 .447 .132 .300 3.5 -0.3 0.3
1999 SDN MLB 447 56 87 20 2 9 39 53 105 34 10 .224 .320 .356 .131 .242 11.8 3.0 1.4
2000 SDN MLB 541 68 120 27 6 6 37 62 108 28 6 .255 .345 .377 .121 .252 14.1 14.1 2.6
2001 POR AAA 13 4 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 .300 .462 .600 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SDN MLB 495 67 106 21 6 4 38 44 128 23 6 .241 .316 .343 .102 .231 5.3 -2.5 0.3
2002 DET MLB 274 31 63 20 1 1 25 21 36 12 3 .257 .320 .359 .102 .264 9.6 -3.8 0.6
2003 BOS MLB 172 34 42 7 0 1 13 8 28 16 8 .261 .294 .323 .062 .214 -1.8 -0.6 -0.2
2004 OMA AAA 209 46 52 13 1 8 27 30 36 12 2 .308 .425 .538 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 18 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 6 0 0 .067 .222 .267 .200 .163 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
2004 KCA MLB 16 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .133 .188 .267 .133 .158 -1.4 -0.0 -0.1
2004 IOW AAA 109 18 27 6 5 3 13 11 20 3 1 .278 .349 .536 .258 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 313 44 70 9 0 5 23 30 45 15 2 .255 .335 .342 .087 .252 11.2 -0.5 1.1
2005 POR AAA 65 14 18 4 1 3 10 13 9 1 1 .353 .484 .647 .294 .381 11.0 -0.5 1.0
2006 WAS MLB 135 16 23 6 1 4 10 12 39 1 3 .198 .295 .371 .172 .241 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1

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
2006-07-08 2006-07-24 15-DL 16 11 General Medical Gastrointestinal Esophageal Spasms -
2002-04-07 2002-04-22 15-DL 15 12 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Finger -
2001-05-01 2001-06-22 15-DL 52 47 Right Thumb Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 WAS $700,000
2003 BOS $650,000
2002 DET $625,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,975,000
3 yrTotal$1,975,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 150 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 8/06 signed as a free agent from SD 10/05, 1 year/$0.7M (06)
  • refused sent outright to to Triple-A 10/05
  • contract purchased 5/05 Triple-A 4/05 signed as a free agent from KC 11/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 7/04 contract purchased 6/04 assigned Triple-A 5/04, acquired in trade from CHC 5/04
  • contract purchased 5/04 signed as a free agent from COL 3/04 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from BOS 1/04 (minor-league contract) non-tendered 12/03 signed as a free agent from DET 12/02, 1 year/$0.65M (03) (non-guaranteed)
  • released 11/02

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 Jackson played everywhere but first and catcher last year. As last-man utility types go, he`s an odd sort. He has more power than most speed guys, and more speed than the power guys, all without having much power or speed. He`s sort of the other choice for your in-flight meal--if you`re asked `chicken or pasta,` and you somehow wind up with inedible tofu that tastes vaguely like peanut butter and wallpaper glue, you`ve got the Damian Jackson Special. It isn`t like anything else, and you have to wonder how you got so lucky. Naturally, the Dodgers couldn`t resist and signed him to a minor league deal.
2006 Jackson did a nice job resurrecting his major league career in 2005, filling in for Mark Loretta at second in May. He quickly tapered off after a hot start, but still played solid defense in the infield and outfield corners, ran the bases well, and showed some patience at the plate. He`s got a utility job in Washington lined up for 2006.
2003 Released by the Tigers in November, Jackson was snarfed by the Red Sox and should be a serviceable utility infielder behind Todd “Stonehands” Walker. Among all the typical flaws of middle infielders, lack of willingness to take a walk has never been Jackson’s problem. An excellent basestealer and baserunner as well as a capable bunter, Jackson has usually hit lefties well, making him a nifty spare part and backup to Walker.
2002 It was another disappointing season for Jackson, who was dropped from leadoff to the bottom of the order as the Padres jelled. Jackson is a good second baseman with especially impressive range, a great base stealer, and has some theoretical on-base skills that he needs to turn into reality to have a career. He re-signed with the team for 2002 and is expected to back up the next guy at second base, now that Ramon Vazquez is on board to play shortstop.
2001 A below-average arm victimizes Damian Jackson at shortstop; he has to hurry everything, and that trashes his technique and leads to errors in bunches. After failing another audition at shortstop in 2000, it appears Jackson will have a new lease on life with the Padres as the starting second baseman in 2001. His defense at second base looked at least adequate, and his relatively small contract is just what the Padres want in the infield in 2001.
2000 Everything broke his way, and he did nothing with the opportunity. Jackson is one of those obviously talented players who has a heartbreaking habit of making the hard look easy...and the easy look hard. His range is excellent at shortstop, and his tendency to muff the easy play is extraordinary. He won’t likely get another chance like last year’s.
1999 Heavily-hyped Indians prospect who simply collapsed in his third year of Triple-A. Maybe he was just depressed about returning to Indianapolis. If either Larkin or Boone are still around, Pokey Reese is ahead of him, which would probably depress me too.
1998 Enrique Wilson ran Jackson out of the Cleveland system as part of the John Smiley dump. He’s better than Pokey Reese, and about even with Eric Owens as a second baseman. Assuming Larkin is healthy and a Red, there’s only room for one of these guys, and Jackson’s unlikely to be the one.
1997 The Indians have begun looking at moving him to second, although he has been an excellent, if error-prone, shortstop. His power is growing with age. If the Indians have the courage to hand him the job at second, hats off to them.
1996  Got hot in early 1994 and picked up a prospect label. A very fast player, he's got great range and terrible hands, racking up 90 errors in his two years in Canton. If he can learn to make better contact, and hold on to the balls he reaches, he could threaten Vizquel's position. But I wouldn't count on it happening this year. And in future years, he might have to hold back Enrique Wilson, who starred at SS for Kinston this year.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Carter is a big strong pull hitter. His 4 HR thus far would have left any park, but how much will he benefit from the Crawford Boxes?
(Sam-I-Am from in the dark)
Hey there Sam, I think you hit the nail on the head. Carter is a big strong pull hitter. This isn't Damian Jackson hitting broken-bat grand slams. Carter's power is ridiculous. More than anything, he will benefit from being in a big-league lineup every day. Whee! (Geoff Young)


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