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Portrait of Clay Bellinger

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 344 .193 .257 .363 .222 0.1
Birth Date11-18-1968
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
1999 NYA 30 32 46 45 12 9 2 0 1 14 1 10 0 0 0 2 1 0 .200 .217 .311 .193 -1.8 0.0 -0.2
2000 NYA 31 98 209 184 33 38 8 2 6 68 17 48 5 2 1 21 5 0 .207 .288 .370 .236 2.9 1.9 0.4
2001 NYA 32 51 88 81 12 13 1 1 5 31 4 23 1 1 1 12 1 2 .160 .207 .383 .208 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2002 ANA 33 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .021 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
Career18334431157601131211322826323572.193.257.363.222-1.72.70.1

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
1989 EVE A- 51 206 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLN A 109 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SJO A+ 105 445 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 126 480 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PHX AAA 122 461 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PHX AAA 106 367 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHX AAA 97 311 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ROC AAA 125 510 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 0 457 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 0 437 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 32 46 .193 .278 .349 .447 .269 .235 98 -3.6 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.6 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
1999 COH AAA 0 156 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 98 209 .236 .277 .348 .447 .266 .242 92 -6 5.9 0.1 1.9 1.8 2.9 0.4 2.9 0.4
2000 COH AAA 0 30 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 51 88 .208 .266 .333 .435 .267 .148 97 -5 2.4 0.1 0.8 0.2 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2001 COH AAA 26 104 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB 2 1 .021 .275 .345 .491 .280 .000 119 -0.3 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2002 SLC AAA 89 340 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRE AAA 117 412 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OTT AAA 67 236 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1989 EVE A- 206 29 37 8 1 4 16 19 47 3 2 .200 .277 .319 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLN A 425 52 83 17 4 10 48 27 102 13 6 .217 .277 .360 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SJO A+ 445 65 95 29 2 8 62 53 88 13 4 .258 .362 .413 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA 480 45 90 18 3 13 50 36 82 7 8 .208 .271 .353 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PHX AAA 461 50 104 20 3 6 49 38 81 7 7 .256 .320 .364 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PHX AAA 367 48 90 15 1 7 50 18 56 6 1 .267 .316 .380 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHX AAA 311 34 76 16 1 2 32 27 52 3 2 .274 .341 .361 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ROC AAA 510 68 138 34 4 15 78 33 90 8 4 .301 .355 .490 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 457 55 114 31 3 12 59 34 74 10 4 .274 .339 .450 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 437 35 89 20 2 9 40 35 79 5 3 .224 .295 .353 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 COH AAA 156 19 33 10 1 2 14 13 32 6 0 .234 .308 .362 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 46 12 9 2 0 1 2 1 10 1 0 .200 .217 .311 .111 .193 -1.8 0.0 -0.2
2000 NYA MLB 209 33 38 8 2 6 21 17 48 5 0 .207 .288 .370 .163 .236 2.9 1.9 0.4
2000 COH AAA 30 3 9 2 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 .321 .367 .393 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 88 12 13 1 1 5 12 4 23 1 2 .160 .207 .383 .222 .208 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2001 COH AAA 104 13 21 10 0 1 9 5 22 3 0 .214 .260 .347 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .021 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2002 SLC AAA 340 45 83 17 5 13 41 13 87 4 2 .256 .288 .460 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRE AAA 412 55 101 18 3 16 54 25 72 2 2 .268 .317 .459 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OTT AAA 236 29 50 15 2 8 27 14 48 3 0 .229 .281 .427 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 NYA $230,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$230,000
1 yrTotal$230,000

 

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BP Articles

Clay Bellinger is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown CandidatesBen Lindbergh2014-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball at the Olympics: The Rich Tradition of an Absentee SportMax Marchi2012-08-10
The BP Wayback Machine: The Value of the SeriesJoe Sheehan2011-10-14
The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason MomentsBaseball Prospectus2011-10-05
What You Missed: 6/27-7/1Stephani Bee2011-07-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
Transaction Analysis: Return of the Busted ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = MaddonSteven Goldman2011-02-23
Prospectus Perspective: Yankee DramaChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Impaled RangersChristina Kahrl2010-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL East Deadline RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Rebooting the PiratesChristina Kahrl2009-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Regular-Season Wrap-upChristina Kahrl2008-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Game 1 RingerJonah Keri2004-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
Another Curse Unmasked: One Ring to Rule Them AllShane Demmitt2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: April 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-14
Transaction Analysis: April 4-6, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-08
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
(Steve from Ireland)
Bernie Williams. Wish I could say my favorite player was someone more obscure, like, I don't know, Duane Kuiper, but unlike Joe Posnanski, I grew up not far from Yankee Stadium in the mid- to late-90s, so marginally talented players were in pretty short supply. The first autograph I ever got was by Clay Bellinger, so I suppose I could have formed an unhealthy attraction to him. (Joe Torre did.) Bernie was a great hitter, graceful in the field (at least until his later years, or until he tried to throw the ball) and on the bases (I miss seeing him go first-to-third), and to the extent that you can determine these things from afar, seemed to have a softer side than the typical ballplayer who spends his offseason huntin' and fishin', which also appealed to me. Good guitar player, too. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve- What the you know what are the Yankees doing with Noesi? In a game where you have a starter only go 5 innings wouldn't that be a game where you give Noesi a shot at multiple innings? The better question is why is he not in Scranton starting. To me the only spot in a pen that should be occupied by a journeyman in the long man spot (Gordon seems to well suited for this). The constant infusion of one tomato can after another (Carlyle, Sanit, Marquez, Mitre, Pendleton and ever Gordon to a lesser degree) points to serious roster/organizational management issues.
(psk from scottsdale)
I just wrote about this in passing at the PB today. I actually don't mind that they have Noesi on the roster getting some major-league experience, but you're right, they have passed him up for longer relief appearances and spot starts and that makes zero sense. And the embrace of the guys you list over the options in their own system is pathological. As long as George Steinbrenner was alive, I understood that part of the psychosis at work in the organization were that pitchers trained in another organization were ALWAYS better than the ones the Yankees developed themselves. George is gone, but that particular bit of insanity lives on. You can probably throw in the fact that when we someday write the book on Brian Cashman's career, we will find that he was one of the worst GMs in baseball at knowing what to do with his 24th and 25th spots on the roster. To him that's free parking and it doesn't matter who you put there. Why not Buddy Carlyle? Why not Clay Bellinger? (Steven Goldman)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cicinnati's surprising signs of life this year evidence that some of the conventional wisdom about Dusty Baker's managerial transgressions may be wrong?
(BillJ from New Mexico)
No... Bad managers have won World Series (whenever I say that, I see smilin' Bob Brenly in my head). If anything, the success of the Reds should serve as a reminder to temper our outrage at smaller managerial errors like batting orders, because the impact of those decisions are survivable. It's when a manager has two choices on his bench, Superman and Clay Bellinger, and he picks Bellinger, that we should get really exercised. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had a gun to your head, would you say that Torre 1. got the Yankees and extra WS or two through cool-headedness; 2. Cost them one or two through his bullpen usage; 3. Probably had no effect. Substitute other reasons for 1 & 2 if I'm off. Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Do I have to have a gun to my head? Can I say that it was sometimes 1 and sometimes 2, depending on the year? Let us also say that in both 2001 and 2003 his decision-making was influenced by pathetic roster construction--if you look back at our last playoff roundtable, you can find Joe and I talking about this. In 2001, the bench was Enrique Wilson, Clay Bellinger, Randy Velarde. In 2003, as Joe memorably said, they had more lefties in the pen than the Marlins had lefty hitters. I don't know who gets responsibility for those calls. But in 2007, his "coolness" led him to sit on his ass while Joba was eaten by bugs, and I know very well that Casey or Billy Martin or Leo Durocher or John McGraw or Dick Williams would have been out there pulling his team off the field. I don't know if they would have gotten to the World Series, but his coolness became passivity there and justifiably cost him his job. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)