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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 1998 .238 .296 .393 .237 2.1
Birth Date5-21-1971
Height6' 3"
Weight195 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
1995 SEA 24 23 49 45 2 9 0 0 1 12 3 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .245 .267 .186 -3.2 -0.2 -0.3
1996 SEA 25 8 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .167 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
1997 MON 26 91 305 278 30 65 20 3 7 112 22 59 1 2 2 37 2 0 .234 .290 .403 .244 -0.1 0.6 0.1
1998 MON 27 125 448 417 36 97 18 1 15 162 29 85 0 2 0 53 6 1 .233 .281 .388 .239 8.7 1.2 1.0
1999 MON 28 124 419 383 42 101 24 1 14 169 28 86 7 1 0 56 1 4 .264 .325 .441 .256 12.9 1.0 1.3
2000 MON 29 86 312 281 31 67 17 2 12 124 29 61 1 1 0 34 1 2 .238 .311 .441 .244 8.7 -0.1 0.8
2000 SEA 29 10 12 11 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .167 .364 .159 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
2002 NYA 31 21 68 64 4 19 5 0 0 24 2 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 .297 .338 .375 .261 3.5 0.4 0.4
2003 SLN 32 44 112 102 9 24 9 0 0 33 6 20 1 2 1 14 0 0 .235 .279 .324 .208 -2.0 0.5 -0.1
2005 CHA 34 45 154 141 18 34 8 0 4 54 10 22 1 0 2 11 0 2 .241 .296 .383 .233 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
2006 BAL 35 9 20 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 .118 .211 .118 .126 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
2006 CHA 35 27 87 76 6 14 3 0 1 20 9 20 0 2 0 7 0 0 .184 .264 .263 .198 -3.9 -0.5 -0.4
Career6131998182618043510475571814138414116222109.238.296.393.23719.82.52.1

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 BLN A- 51 194 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 RIV A+ 97 389 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 JAX AA 116 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 23 49 .186 .272 .346 .427 .267 .235 101 -4.1 1.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
1995 TAC AAA 50 184 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SEA MLB 8 12 .167 .283 .367 .488 .288 .333 102 -1.3 0.4 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1996 TAC AAA 97 385 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 91 305 .244 .267 .330 .415 .258 .271 99 -5.3 8.1 5.4 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1
1998 MON MLB 125 448 .239 .260 .324 .408 .254 .257 92 -10.4 11.6 8 1.2 -1.4 8.7 1.0 8.7 1.0
1999 MON MLB 124 419 .256 .266 .338 .423 .258 .306 99 -2.1 11.4 7.8 1.0 -0.6 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2000 MON MLB 86 312 .244 .269 .338 .438 .260 .263 97 -6 8.6 6 -0.1 -0.2 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
2000 SEA MLB 10 12 .159 .252 .333 .373 .246 .000 88 -1.4 0.3 0 -0.2 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2001 EVE A- 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .083 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYA MLB 21 68 .261 .263 .331 .409 .259 .345 97 0.1 1.8 1.2 0.4 0.4 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2002 COH AAA 61 238 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .243 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 44 112 .208 .267 .333 .421 .261 .286 100 -6.4 2.9 1.9 0.5 -0.5 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2003 MEM AAA 23 80 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHA MLB 45 154 .233 .262 .326 .423 .261 .261 103 -4.4 4.4 2.6 -0.0 -1.3 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2006 BAL MLB 9 20 .126 .287 .348 .429 .259 .154 110 -3 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2006 CHA MLB 27 87 .198 .271 .334 .419 .255 .228 110 -6 2.6 1.4 -0.5 -0.7 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -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
1992 BLN A- 194 28 43 7 2 5 30 22 36 8 1 .259 .349 .416 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 RIV A+ 389 44 95 28 2 9 58 19 64 5 4 .264 .304 .428 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 JAX AA 434 58 101 15 3 16 59 39 69 8 7 .260 .336 .438 .178 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TAC AAA 184 29 48 11 1 9 21 9 29 0 0 .276 .310 .506 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 49 2 9 0 0 1 2 3 11 0 0 .200 .245 .267 .067 .186 -3.2 -0.2 -0.3
1996 TAC AAA 385 42 107 20 2 13 48 27 62 7 1 .304 .355 .483 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SEA MLB 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .000 .167 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
1997 MON MLB 305 30 65 20 3 7 37 22 59 2 0 .234 .290 .403 .169 .244 -0.1 0.6 0.1
1998 MON MLB 448 36 97 18 1 15 53 29 85 6 1 .233 .281 .388 .156 .239 8.7 1.2 1.0
1999 MON MLB 419 42 101 24 1 14 56 28 86 1 4 .264 .325 .441 .178 .256 12.9 1.0 1.3
2000 SEA MLB 12 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 .091 .167 .364 .273 .159 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1
2000 MON MLB 312 31 67 17 2 12 34 29 61 1 2 .238 .311 .441 .203 .244 8.7 -0.1 0.8
2001 EVE A- 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .077 .368 .077 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COH AAA 238 26 53 14 1 10 39 17 31 0 3 .244 .301 .456 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYA MLB 68 4 19 5 0 0 5 2 9 0 0 .297 .338 .375 .078 .261 3.5 0.4 0.4
2003 MEM AAA 80 8 17 7 0 2 10 7 12 1 0 .239 .304 .423 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 112 9 24 9 0 0 14 6 20 0 0 .235 .279 .324 .088 .208 -2.0 0.5 -0.1
2005 CHA MLB 154 18 34 8 0 4 11 10 22 0 2 .241 .296 .383 .142 .233 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
2006 BAL MLB 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 .118 .211 .118 .000 .126 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
2006 CHA MLB 87 6 14 3 0 1 7 9 20 0 0 .184 .264 .263 .079 .198 -3.9 -0.5 -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
2003-06-07 2003-06-30 15-DL 23 21 Right Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2001-04-02 2001-10-23 60-DL 204 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2000-12-04 -
2000-12-04 2000-12-04 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2000-12-04 -
2000-05-25 2000-06-09 15-DL 15 13 Left Hand Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 CHA $650,000
2005 CHA $500,000
2004 BAL $
2001 SEA $1,700,000
2000 MON $1,350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,200,000
4 yrTotal$4,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 34 d1 yr/$0.65M (06)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CWS 8/06 released 8/06 designated for assignment 7/06 re-signed 11/05, 1 year/$0.65M (06)
  • contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from NYM 1/05, 1 year/$0.5M (05) (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 4/04 acquired in trade from STL 4/04 re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.5M (04)
  • contract purchased 5/03
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 4/03 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 3/03 03:$0.75M
  • contract purchased 6/02 sent to minor-league camp 3/02 signed 1/02 (minor-league contract)

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 In his last two months with the White Sox before his release, Widger went 2-for-35; after joining the Orioles, he went 2-for-17, convincing them they`d be better off with Ardoin. He`s a free agent and likely retiree.
2006 It`s easy to misread his surname as `Widget,` as in a generic product from the Backup Catcher Assembly Plant in Bangalore or Guadalajara. He certainly isn`t a guy that you`d want starting every day if A.J. Pierznyski runs into a first baseman or a backstop or a stripper`s pole or something. Chris Stewart already has the superior defensive reputation, and could have his job by July.
2003 Joe Torre has been the exceptional postseason manager of his generation, time and again outmaneuvering his opponent in the other dugout. But nobody’s perfect, and one of Torre’s annoying foibles is how he almost always seems to pick the worst available bodies to fill out the end of his bench. Case in point was last spring’s selection of a backup catcher, where the options were Alberto Castillo, Bobby Estalella, Todd Greene, and Widger. Admittedly, the Yankees had concern about Posada’s catching after his off-season shoulder surgery, but Castillo is a notoriously indifferent plate blocker with no offensive value. Anyway, the organization corrected the mistake once Widger had shown he had fully recuperated from the shoulder surgery that cost him 2001. He’s a completely adequate backup.
2001 Oliver’s cranky back and Piniella’s penchant for veteran receivers brought Chris Widger back to his original organization for the pennant push. He was purely a security blanket, getting only a dozen plate appearances in his eight-week stay. His role this season is just as muddied. Widger’s ability to hit southpaws (.291/.351/.532 over the last three seasons) would make for a dandy half of a catching platoon, but Dan Wilson’s continued presence on the roster puts the kibosh on that notion.
2000 Mistaken for a young star player once in a while, Widger is actually the new Scott Servais. He’s a decent catcher who can hurt junk from left-handers. He’s a decent guy to play regularly and bat in the seventh or eighth slots on a team with five or six good regulars. The Expos had to use him fifth or sixth a total of 60 times, which is brutal. He’s under contract for two more years, plus a team option for 2002, so there are several teams interested in him.
1999 Signed to a four-year deal before the season in a feel-good frenzy of deal-signing. The Expos apparently forgot that Widger isn't anything worth holding onto for four years.
1998 He finally got a semi-regular job and he didn’t hit too well. Reaching his peak, so he should be useful for a couple more years. Without some improvement at the plate, he’ll be a backup by the time he’s 30.
1997 The Expos have the small market treadmill turned up to top speed each off-season, and forced to move Fassero, GM Jim Beattie explored familiar haunts in Seattle by trading for Widger. Widger has little star potential, but he has a nice mix of skills for a catcher. He’ll probably get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate once the Expos find someone to take Darrin Fletcher off their hands. Good defense, Grade B power, but potentially an Ed Sprague-caliber out-maker.

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The Unappreciated Slugger: Why Jim Thome Gets OverlookedBrandon Warne2010-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: It's a Marathon, Not a SprintDan Fox2007-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bullet Point WednesdayJoe Sheehan2006-09-06
Under The Knife: Thank YouWill Carroll2006-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 22-24, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 4-8, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White SoxJames Click2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimJay Jaffe2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White SoxNate Silver2005-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPrelude to the Playoffs: Being at the JakeDave Haller2005-10-01
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 1, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Bullets Over BaseballDayn Perry2004-04-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Aim For The Head: Discovering True Clutch HittersKeith Woolner2004-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Mussina MurmursWill Carroll2003-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-14, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Changing the GameWill Carroll2003-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 7-10, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Yankees are Out of ControlDerek Zumsteg2003-01-02
The Week in Quotes: October 7-13Derek Zumsteg2002-10-14
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02


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