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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 8129 .266 .353 .515 .301 49.2
Birth Date7-2-1964
Height6' 4"
Weight240 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
1985 OAK 20 29 100 96 16 29 3 0 5 47 4 31 0 0 0 13 1 1 .302 .330 .490 .308 7.1 0.0 0.8
1986 OAK 21 157 682 600 85 144 29 1 33 274 65 175 8 9 0 117 15 7 .240 .318 .457 .283 29.2 -6.2 2.4
1987 OAK 22 159 691 630 81 162 35 3 31 296 50 157 2 9 0 113 15 3 .257 .310 .470 .269 21.7 4.0 2.6
1988 OAK 23 158 705 610 120 187 34 0 42 347 78 128 10 6 1 124 40 16 .307 .391 .569 .353 84.6 0.1 9.2
1989 OAK 24 65 258 227 40 61 9 1 17 123 23 69 2 6 0 57 6 3 .269 .333 .542 .325 24.7 1.1 2.8
1990 OAK 25 131 563 481 83 132 14 2 37 261 72 158 5 5 0 101 19 10 .274 .371 .543 .336 56.6 -1.2 5.9
1991 OAK 26 154 665 572 115 152 32 1 44 318 78 152 9 6 0 122 26 6 .266 .359 .556 .325 57.9 0.8 6.2
1992 OAK 27 97 421 366 66 90 11 0 22 167 48 104 3 4 0 72 5 7 .246 .335 .456 .289 20.4 1.3 2.4
1992 TEX 27 22 91 73 8 17 4 0 4 33 15 24 3 0 0 15 1 0 .233 .385 .452 .299 5.8 1.2 0.8
1993 TEX 28 60 253 231 30 59 14 1 10 105 16 62 3 3 0 46 6 6 .255 .308 .455 .264 4.5 -2.4 0.2
1994 TEX 29 111 505 429 88 121 19 2 31 237 69 114 5 2 0 90 15 8 .282 .386 .552 .304 29.7 0.0 2.9
1995 BOS 30 102 450 396 64 121 25 1 24 220 42 93 7 5 0 81 4 0 .306 .378 .556 .307 27.3 -0.0 2.7
1996 BOS 31 96 432 360 68 104 22 1 28 212 63 82 6 3 0 82 3 1 .289 .400 .589 .319 34.2 -0.4 3.2
1997 OAK 32 108 446 388 56 91 19 0 23 179 51 122 3 4 0 74 8 2 .235 .325 .461 .257 3.3 -1.7 0.2
1998 TOR 33 151 658 583 98 138 26 0 46 302 65 159 6 4 0 107 29 17 .237 .318 .518 .285 22.8 -2.6 2.0
1999 TBA 34 113 502 430 75 120 18 1 34 242 58 135 7 7 0 95 3 0 .279 .369 .563 .304 32.0 -0.4 3.0
2000 NYA 35 37 137 111 16 27 3 0 6 48 23 37 0 3 0 19 0 0 .243 .365 .432 .276 4.0 0.0 0.4
2000 TBA 35 61 264 218 31 56 15 0 9 98 41 65 4 1 0 30 2 0 .257 .383 .450 .283 7.8 0.0 0.7
2001 CHA 36 76 306 256 46 66 8 0 16 122 45 75 1 4 0 49 2 1 .258 .366 .477 .279 9.8 -0.1 1.0
Career18878129705711861877340144623631906194284811140720088.266.353.515.301483.4-6.349.2

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
1982 MIA A+ 6 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 IDA Rk 28 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MAD A 34 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MDF A- 59 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 MOD A+ 116 500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 29 100 .308 .265 .326 .410 .268 .400 92 4.8 2.7 -0.8 0.0 -0.4 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8
1985 HUN AA 58 251 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TAC AAA 60 277 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .449 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 157 682 .283 .261 .326 .407 .266 .277 96 16.3 18.9 -5.2 -6.2 0.5 29.2 2.4 29.2 2.4
1987 OAK MLB 159 691 .269 .267 .333 .430 .266 .290 95 6.9 20.4 -6.4 4.0 -0.3 21.7 2.6 21.7 2.6
1988 OAK MLB 158 705 .353 .263 .326 .397 .270 .325 95 62.9 18.5 -7.3 0.1 4.4 84.6 9.2 84.6 9.2
1989 OAK MLB 65 258 .325 .258 .322 .378 .262 .299 96 16.1 6.7 -2.6 1.1 1.7 24.7 2.8 24.7 2.8
1989 HUN AA 9 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 OAK MLB 131 563 .336 .265 .330 .395 .267 .326 94 42.7 15.1 -6.9 -1.2 2.5 56.6 5.9 56.6 5.9
1991 OAK MLB 154 665 .325 .258 .324 .391 .264 .283 97 43 18.0 -7.4 0.8 4.3 57.9 6.2 57.9 6.2
1992 OAK MLB 97 421 .289 .263 .329 .392 .268 .279 97 11.7 10.9 -4.7 1.3 1.1 20.4 2.4 20.4 2.4
1992 TEX MLB 22 91 .299 .248 .314 .364 .253 .289 100 3.4 2.4 -1.1 1.2 0.5 5.8 0.8 5.8 0.8
1993 TEX MLB 60 253 .264 .270 .334 .415 .264 .302 99 1.2 7.3 -3 -2.4 -0.3 5.8 0.3 4.5 0.2
1994 TEX MLB 111 505 .304 .270 .343 .425 .265 .315 100 24.8 15.3 -9.8 0.0 -0.6 29.7 2.9 29.7 2.9
1995 BOS MLB 102 450 .307 .273 .343 .436 .268 .342 103 23.3 13.5 -8.6 -0.0 -0.8 27.3 2.7 27.3 2.7
1995 PAW AAA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BOS MLB 96 432 .319 .278 .349 .444 .271 .300 105 29.2 13.4 -7.9 -0.4 0.2 34.2 3.2 34.2 3.2
1996 PAW AAA 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OAK MLB 108 446 .257 .268 .339 .424 .264 .275 101 -1.5 12.3 -6.5 -1.7 0.2 3.3 0.2 3.3 0.2
1998 TOR MLB 151 658 .285 .269 .335 .426 .265 .241 94 17.9 17.9 -9.2 -2.6 -2.8 22.8 2.0 22.8 2.0
1999 TBA MLB 113 502 .304 .276 .344 .441 .264 .321 97 25.6 14.0 -9.7 -0.4 2.0 32.0 3.0 32.0 3.0
2000 NYA MLB 37 137 .276 .277 .347 .440 .264 .296 92 2.6 3.9 -2.4 0.0 0.2 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2000 TBA MLB 61 264 .283 .273 .343 .438 .262 .324 94 7.1 7.5 -5.3 0.0 -1.5 7.8 0.7 7.8 0.7
2001 CHA MLB 76 306 .279 .268 .335 .432 .265 .296 103 6.3 8.4 -5.7 -0.1 0.8 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2002 CHR AAA 18 75 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .158 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
1982 MIA A+ 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .111 .200 .222 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 IDA Rk 66 13 15 3 0 2 7 9 13 3 0 .263 .364 .421 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MAD A 100 8 14 4 0 3 10 10 36 2 2 .159 .253 .307 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MDF A- 233 34 53 15 2 11 40 30 78 6 2 .269 .379 .533 .264 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 MOD A+ 500 61 113 21 2 15 73 74 127 10 6 .276 .391 .446 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 HUN AA 251 47 67 10 2 25 80 30 55 6 0 .318 .415 .739 .422 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 100 16 29 3 0 5 13 4 31 1 1 .302 .330 .490 .188 .308 7.1 0.0 0.8
1985 TAC AAA 277 41 81 16 1 11 47 40 66 5 0 .348 .445 .567 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 682 85 144 29 1 33 117 65 175 15 7 .240 .318 .457 .217 .283 29.2 -6.2 2.4
1987 OAK MLB 691 81 162 35 3 31 113 50 157 15 3 .257 .310 .470 .213 .269 21.7 4.0 2.6
1988 OAK MLB 705 120 187 34 0 42 124 78 128 40 16 .307 .391 .569 .262 .353 84.6 0.1 9.2
1989 OAK MLB 258 40 61 9 1 17 57 23 69 6 3 .269 .333 .542 .273 .325 24.7 1.1 2.8
1989 HUN AA 34 2 6 0 0 0 3 5 11 1 0 .207 .324 .207 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 OAK MLB 563 83 132 14 2 37 101 72 158 19 10 .274 .371 .543 .268 .336 56.6 -1.2 5.9
1991 OAK MLB 665 115 152 32 1 44 122 78 152 26 6 .266 .359 .556 .290 .325 57.9 0.8 6.2
1992 OAK MLB 421 66 90 11 0 22 72 48 104 5 7 .246 .335 .456 .210 .289 20.4 1.3 2.4
1992 TEX MLB 91 8 17 4 0 4 15 15 24 1 0 .233 .385 .452 .219 .299 5.8 1.2 0.8
1993 TEX MLB 253 30 59 14 1 10 46 16 62 6 6 .255 .308 .455 .199 .264 4.5 -2.4 0.2
1994 TEX MLB 505 88 121 19 2 31 90 69 114 15 8 .282 .386 .552 .270 .304 29.7 0.0 2.9
1995 BOS MLB 450 64 121 25 1 24 81 42 93 4 0 .306 .378 .556 .250 .307 27.3 -0.0 2.7
1995 PAW AAA 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BOS MLB 432 68 104 22 1 28 82 63 82 3 1 .289 .400 .589 .300 .319 34.2 -0.4 3.2
1996 PAW AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OAK MLB 446 56 91 19 0 23 74 51 122 8 2 .235 .325 .461 .227 .257 3.3 -1.7 0.2
1998 TOR MLB 658 98 138 26 0 46 107 65 159 29 17 .237 .318 .518 .281 .285 22.8 -2.6 2.0
1999 TBA MLB 502 75 120 18 1 34 95 58 135 3 0 .279 .369 .563 .284 .304 32.0 -0.4 3.0
2000 TBA MLB 264 31 56 15 0 9 30 41 65 2 0 .257 .383 .450 .193 .283 7.8 0.0 0.7
2000 NYA MLB 137 16 27 3 0 6 19 23 37 0 0 .243 .365 .432 .189 .276 4.0 0.0 0.4
2001 CHA MLB 306 46 66 8 0 16 49 45 75 2 1 .258 .366 .477 .219 .279 9.8 -0.1 1.0
2002 CHR AAA 75 11 11 1 0 5 9 9 21 1 0 .172 .284 .422 .250 .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
2001-03-09 2001-03-19 Camp 10 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2000-05-25 2000-07-18 15-DL 54 46 Left Foot Strain Heel - -
2000-05-01 2000-05-03 DTD 2 1 - Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
1999-09-04 1999-09-09 DTD 5 4 Right Hand Sprain - -
1999-08-27 1999-08-29 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
1999-08-23 1999-08-24 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Migraine - -
1999-07-10 1999-08-20 15-DL 41 35 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 1999-07-11 -
1999-06-09 1999-06-09 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
1999-05-23 1999-05-24 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
1999-05-06 1999-05-08 DTD 2 2 - Knee Soreness - -
1999-04-29 1999-04-30 DTD 1 1 - Abdomen Strain - -
1998-07-01 1998-07-09 DTD 8 5 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-06-27 1998-06-30 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-06-16 1998-06-18 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-05-13 1998-05-14 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1997-08-27 1997-09-28 15-DL 32 29 - Low Back Strain - -
1997-08-01 1997-08-20 15-DL 19 15 - Low Back Spasms - -
1996-07-26 1996-09-17 15-DL 53 49 - Low Back Surgery Removed Herniated Disc Fragment 1996-09-02 -
1996-04-24 1996-05-10 15-DL 16 12 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1995-05-15 1995-06-20 15-DL 36 32 - Groin Strain - -
1993-06-24 1993-10-03 60-DL 101 91 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1993-07-10 -
1992-07-01 1992-07-16 15-DL 15 11 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1990-06-08 1990-06-23 15-DL 15 14 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Disc Injury - -
1989-04-03 1989-07-13 60-DL 101 88 Left Wrist Surgery Ligament and Hamate Bone 1989-05-10 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 TBA $3,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$3,000,000
1 yrTotal$3,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 35 dJeff Borris

Details
  • retired 5/02 minor-league contract 4/02 released 3/02 signed minor-league contract with MON 2/02
  • signed with CHW 6/01 signed with Newark Bears 4/01

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just for reference, the last 9 WARP seasons (rounding) by a RF? 2011 Jose Bautista, 2001 Sammy Sosa, 2001 Shawn Green, 1988 Jose Canseco, 1986 Jesse Barfield. (Add in LF, and you get a whole lot of Bonds, plus 2001 Luis Gonzalez and Rickey in 1990 and 1980. Also, holy 1980 Willie Wilson FRAA.) So I think I'd be surprised by a 9 win season.
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
It's a fair point, but I think Puig is a better defender than Bautista so can contribute more on that side of the ball. I'm not saying it's likely - it's not - but I do think it's within his spectrum of production. (Craig Goldstein)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Bo Jackson had never returned to football, what sort of career stats do you think he'd have accumulated?
(Paul from DC)
He would have had Jose Canseco's 30s. He wouldn't have been a Hall of Famer. (Sam Miller)
2012-05-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Best "non-pitcher" pitching performance you've ever seen? Chris Davis?
(dianagram from VORGville)
Best? That's a tough call, but Davis' changeup was filthy, and you rarely see that kind of secondary stuff from a non-pitcher. The most comical position player to take the mound had to be Jose Canseco

Now on the jukebox: Dredg, "Ode to the Sun" (Doug Thorburn)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, if you're (11) in the comments section, who the heck are the Top Ten?
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
I really have no idea, but I always liked #11 (and multiples of 11). Billy Beane wore #11, and so did Moose Earnshaw, while Jose Canseco wore 33. The A's won a World Series in 1911. So, it works for me. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about Fred McGriff? Big HR guy with no steroid taint.
(SIERAmist from Clean Coal Fantasyland, WV)
Unless he's added a few homers since December, what I wrote back then (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=9871) still applies:

For years now, there's been talk of the fact that with his 493 homers, McGriff might unseat Dave Kingman (442 homers) as the player with the highest total not to make the Hall of Fame. Jose Canseco (462 homers) has already erased the so-called "Kingman Line," but then his transgressions insured he'd never make Cooperstown anyway. There's bound to be a certain nostalgia among voters for McGriff, who hit the majority of his shots before the pharmaceutically-fueled assault on the single-season home-run record began, and an acknowledgment that the round-numbered milestone he fell short of means less today than it did a generation ago.

Even so, McGriff doesn't have a particularly strong case for Cooperstown. Despite the two home-run titles, he's well short of the Black Ink of a typical Hall of Famer (though that Jamesian metric fails to adjust for expansion). He never won an MVP award (his top single-season WARP total of 6.8 isn't quite MVP territory), and while he did place in the top 10 in the voting in six straight seasons (1989-1994), he only cracked the top five in 1993. JAWS-wise, that stretch of six-win seasons still isn't enough for him to measure up to the average Hall of Famer on peak score, and he's even further below the standard on career WARP. The shape of his JAWS line is very similar to that of Tony Perez (59.0/41.3/50.2), but that particular Doggie had five pennants, two rings, and a more famous dynasty to his name. The guess here is that he'll fall far short, but linger on the ballot for a long time. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am curious to know why there haven't been a flood of Jose Canseco apology articles considering almost everything he was ridiculed for has turned out to be true.
(Garrett from Chicago)
Because people don't care if you're right when you're a jerk. You're still a jerk. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a jerk? Thanks...I am not very impressed by your answer. There have been tons of jerks that people have listened to over the years. Hey, look at Pat Robertson, people listen to him.
(Garrett from Chicago)
Uh, no, Jose Canseco is the jerk in this story. Not you. "You're still a jerk" was "No one is apologizing to Canseco, because even though he's right, he's still a jerk"

My point is that we haven't seen a flood of apology articles because even though he's been right about a lot of what he discussed, no one wants to admit it publicly because they consider him a jerk. We're also talking about an industry that was well aware of what was going on at the time, but has decided instead to point the finger at everyone else involved in order to maintain their own image and make sure they remain in control of the story. (Marc Normandin)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Think Canseco is telling the truth when he says a juicer is already in the Hall of Fame?
(Greg from Des Moines)
My little brother was kidding me at the park a couple of months ago: "The thing about the steroids scandal is, Jose Canseco?--complete vindicated." Given how much the worm's turned on the perception front, do we really want to say he's not telling the truth? If there is one already in, that might be the right sort of tonic to those who on the one hand seem to noisily against certain players for the Hall, but then seem to be notably silent about Fred McGriff. And while it's easy to get overly worked up about slippery slopes, if McGriff's in and Rice is in but Keith Hernandez or Tim Raines isn't, is this really just "the Hall of People Who Didn't Use a Few of Our Least Favorite Substances, but Not All of Them, Insofar as We Know." (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)While your logic is sound, when people ask "who would you want to start a franchise with?" they typically are looking at on-the-field criteria. Jose Canseco might sell a lot of tickets too.
(dude from seriously?)
Canseco? Only if we're doing the whole lions eating people thing, which I would buy. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Keith Law better at cooking than you are at Oakland A's liking?
(Vince from Boston)
Probably not, but there's no such thing as VORM (Value Over Replacement Meal). I had a nice meal at Chez Panisse back in March, and it was very nice, but I don't know if it was really all that, given the place's international reputation. Whereas in terms of A's fandom, I remain an unapologetic fan of Jose Canseco for what he did on the field of play, rooted for Kong long past his sell-by date, and even feel a bit of nostalgia for poor old Chris Codiroli now and again. If there was a VORF metric, I think I'd do rather well (or "Diner"-level horrifying, depending on your POV). (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSOh look, did Jose Canseco get arrested at the border with steroids? Yes, yes he did. It must be "karmic reordering week" in the US judicial system. (Will Carroll)