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Morgan Ensberg 3BAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 2580 .263 .362 .468 .282 13.7
Birth Date8-26-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight210 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
2000 HOU 24 4 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .189 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2002 HOU 26 49 153 132 14 32 7 2 3 52 18 25 3 0 0 19 2 0 .242 .346 .394 .245 -1.1 0.6 -0.0
2003 HOU 27 127 441 385 69 112 15 1 25 204 48 60 6 1 1 60 7 2 .291 .377 .530 .291 26.4 0.6 2.7
2004 HOU 28 131 456 411 51 113 20 3 10 169 36 46 0 4 5 66 6 4 .275 .330 .411 .260 18.0 -4.1 1.4
2005 HOU 29 150 624 526 86 149 30 3 36 293 85 119 8 5 0 101 6 7 .283 .388 .557 .315 53.2 6.4 6.0
2006 HOU 30 127 495 387 67 91 17 1 23 179 101 96 4 3 0 58 1 4 .235 .396 .463 .299 36.2 1.2 3.6
2007 HOU 31 85 259 224 36 52 10 0 8 86 31 48 0 2 2 31 0 1 .232 .323 .384 .244 3.8 -1.0 0.3
2007 SDN 31 30 65 58 11 13 3 0 4 28 7 19 0 0 0 8 0 0 .224 .308 .483 .266 1.3 1.4 0.3
2008 NYA 32 28 80 74 6 15 0 0 1 18 6 22 0 0 0 4 0 1 .203 .263 .243 .193 -4.8 0.1 -0.5
Career73125802204340579102101101031332436211583472219.263.362.468.282132.35.113.7

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
1998 AUB A- 0 248 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KIS A+ 0 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 4 7 .189 .266 .359 .372 .257 .333 114 -0.6 0.2 0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2000 ROU AA 0 583 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NWO AAA 87 368 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 49 153 .245 .258 .327 .405 .257 .279 104 -2.4 3.9 0.6 0.6 -0.9 -1.1 -0.0 -1.1 -0.0
2002 NWO AAA 83 353 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HOU MLB 127 441 .291 .271 .337 .439 .266 .289 105 15 11.6 1.6 0.6 -1.0 26.4 2.7 26.4 2.7
2004 HOU MLB 131 456 .260 .267 .331 .426 .263 .287 95 -0.1 13.6 1.8 -4.1 1.8 18.0 1.4 18.0 1.4
2005 HOU MLB 150 624 .315 .267 .330 .422 .261 .301 99 36.5 17.9 2.5 6.4 -2.4 53.2 6.0 53.2 6.0
2006 HOU MLB 127 495 .299 .265 .336 .426 .266 .251 96 21.6 14.9 2 1.2 -1.5 36.2 3.6 36.2 3.6
2006 ROU AAA 3 15 .594 .268 .336 .410 .266 .444 87 5.3 0.4 0.1 -0.5 0.1 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2007 HOU MLB 85 259 .244 .269 .334 .425 .261 .259 104 -4.5 7.7 1 -1.0 -0.4 3.8 0.3 3.8 0.3
2007 SDN MLB 30 65 .266 .272 .336 .430 .260 .257 88 0.5 1.9 0.1 1.4 -0.5 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.3
2008 NYA MLB 28 80 .193 .269 .332 .423 .260 .275 105 -5.8 2.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.0 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2008 BUF AAA 52 196 .251 .261 .327 .407 .261 .217 91 -2 6.0 0.8 -1.8 -0.6 4.1 0.2 4.1 0.2

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
1998 AUB A- 248 39 45 10 1 5 31 46 51 15 3 .230 .391 .367 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KIS A+ 504 72 102 25 2 15 69 68 90 17 6 .239 .355 .412 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ROU AA 583 95 145 34 0 28 90 92 107 9 12 .300 .420 .545 .244 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .189 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2001 NWO AAA 368 65 98 20 0 23 61 45 60 6 3 .310 .401 .592 .282 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NWO AAA 353 50 84 12 3 7 37 50 56 9 5 .288 .403 .421 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 153 14 32 7 2 3 19 18 25 2 0 .242 .346 .394 .152 .245 -1.1 0.6 -0.0
2003 HOU MLB 441 69 112 15 1 25 60 48 60 7 2 .291 .377 .530 .239 .291 26.4 0.6 2.7
2004 HOU MLB 456 51 113 20 3 10 66 36 46 6 4 .275 .330 .411 .136 .260 18.0 -4.1 1.4
2005 HOU MLB 624 86 149 30 3 36 101 85 119 6 7 .283 .388 .557 .274 .315 53.2 6.4 6.0
2006 HOU MLB 495 67 91 17 1 23 58 101 96 1 4 .235 .396 .463 .227 .299 36.2 1.2 3.6
2006 ROU AAA 15 2 6 2 0 2 7 3 1 0 0 .500 .600 1.167 .667 .594 6.3 -0.5 0.6
2007 SDN MLB 65 11 13 3 0 4 8 7 19 0 0 .224 .308 .483 .259 .266 1.3 1.4 0.3
2007 HOU MLB 259 36 52 10 0 8 31 31 48 0 1 .232 .323 .384 .152 .244 3.8 -1.0 0.3
2008 NYA MLB 80 6 15 0 0 1 4 6 22 0 1 .203 .263 .243 .041 .193 -4.8 0.1 -0.5
2008 BUF AAA 196 24 30 9 0 5 23 31 43 1 1 .189 .318 .340 .151 .251 4.1 -1.8 0.2

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
2008 321 0.5545 0.4174 0.6866 0.5955 0.1958 0.7642 0.3929 0.3134
Career3210.55450.41740.68660.59550.19580.76420.39290.3134

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-07-13 2006-08-01 15-DL 19 16 Right Shoulder Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 NYA $1,750,000
2007 HOU, SDN $4,350,000
2006 HOU $3,800,000
2005 HOU $450,000
2004 HOU $380,000
2003 HOU $300,000
2002 HOU $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$11,230,000
7 yrTotal$11,230,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 167 dJoe Sambito

Details
  • released 3/30/09 signed as a free agent from CLE 2/9/09, 1 year (09) (minor-league contract, $0.65M major league)
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 6/17/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 6/9/08 designated for assignment 6/1/08 contract purchased 3/22/08
  • signed as a free agent from SD 2/8/08, 1 year/$1.75M (08) (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/12/07 acquired in trade from HOU 7/31/07
  • designated for assignment 7/29/07
  • avoided arbitration 1/07 ($4.9M-$4M), 1 year/$4.35M (07)
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/06 avoided arbitration 2/06 ($4.2M-$3.4M), 1 year/$3.8M (06)
  • re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.45M (05) re-signed 3/04, 1 year/$0.38M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03) 2/03
  • recalled 9/02 1 year/$0.2M (02) 2/02

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a fantasy guy, I'm wondering what your take on Garrett Atkins is. This isn't exactly sabermetrically correct, but I'm getting a bit of a Morgan Ensberg vibe on him - late bloomer, short peak, rapid decline. He's never been terribly athletic. Is this a common player development curve?
(Rob from Alaska)
Am I still a fantasy guy, even though my Tout team sucks? (I'm midpack with the same strategy in the CBS Experts League!) Anyway, yeah, I actually like that comp. So does PECOTA (#3), so I can't give you points for originality, dawg. You gotta work on your artistry ... wait, sorry, slipped into Idol mode. (Will Carroll)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What was the point of the Morgan Ensberg signing by the rays, especially if Wily Aybar is about to get an extension? Also, who do you think the Rays will cut bait with to make room for Shouse?
(jlarsen from chicago, il )
Bringing Ensberg in on a minor-league deal is perfectly reasonable. If they don't have a spot, let him go or trade him. I would think Bradford's surgery opens the spot for Shouse. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)This is random, but both Morgan Ensberg and Dallas McPherson were cut during the offseason. The Yankees guessed wrong on that one?
(Joe from DC)
The answer is "platoon bat!" McPherson swung the wrong way. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were going to take one 3B upside pick late in the draft, would it be Willy Aybar, Wilson Betemit, Morgan Ensberg, Dallas McPherson, or someone else altogether?
(Fantasy Manager from Scoresheet League)
Third base is loaded this year, but it's also kind of cut and dry. I'm not particularly fond of anyone on that list, though taking a late, late flyer on Ensberg is tempting. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, thanks for the chat. Here's my question--I've been surprised that Morgan Ensberg and Dallas McPherson were both a)non-tendered, and b)haven't been signed. Both of these look like valuable 3B to me, albeit neither in the immediate recent past. Should we expect to see them in someone's training camp in April, or are they really not worth signing?
(Adam from DC)
They'll both wind up with somebody; to a certain extent we're in that stretch of time where some players have to simply put up, shut up, and sign, before everyone goes in that dreaded "some other direction." There are still teams without a starting third baseman (the Phillies, Giants, and Marlins, for example), so I'm assuming either man's agent should be pestering those teams on a near-daily basis at this point. (Christina Kahrl)


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