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Portrait of Gary Gaetti

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 9817 .255 .308 .434 .262 42.5
Birth Date8-19-1958
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
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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
1981 MIN 22 9 26 26 4 5 0 0 2 11 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 .192 .192 .423 .217 0.3 0.7 0.1
1982 MIN 23 145 565 508 59 117 25 4 25 225 37 107 3 13 4 84 0 4 .230 .280 .443 .255 12.4 5.4 1.9
1983 MIN 24 157 650 584 81 143 30 3 21 242 54 121 4 8 0 78 7 1 .245 .309 .414 .254 20.5 12.9 3.5
1984 MIN 25 162 644 588 55 154 29 4 5 206 44 81 4 5 3 65 11 5 .262 .315 .350 .247 9.6 24.5 3.6
1985 MIN 26 160 608 560 71 138 31 0 20 229 37 89 7 1 3 63 13 5 .246 .301 .409 .250 10.7 13.7 2.6
1986 MIN 27 157 661 596 91 171 34 1 34 309 52 108 6 6 1 108 14 15 .287 .347 .518 .299 50.1 19.2 7.2
1987 MIN 28 154 628 584 95 150 36 2 31 283 37 92 3 3 1 109 10 7 .257 .303 .485 .253 19.3 -6.8 1.2
1988 MIN 29 133 516 468 66 141 29 2 28 258 36 85 5 6 1 88 7 4 .301 .353 .551 .321 47.2 -5.6 4.5
1989 MIN 30 130 536 498 63 125 11 4 19 201 25 87 3 9 1 75 6 2 .251 .286 .404 .256 13.7 1.7 1.7
1990 MIN 31 154 625 577 61 132 27 5 16 217 36 101 3 8 1 85 6 1 .229 .274 .376 .237 -0.5 10.9 1.1
1991 CAL 32 152 634 586 58 144 22 1 18 222 33 104 8 5 2 66 5 5 .246 .293 .379 .258 23.7 3.2 2.9
1992 CAL 33 130 486 456 41 103 13 2 12 156 21 79 6 3 0 48 3 1 .226 .267 .342 .229 -4.7 7.8 0.3
1993 CAL 34 20 56 50 3 9 2 0 0 11 5 12 0 1 0 4 1 0 .180 .250 .220 .186 -2.4 -0.4 -0.3
1993 KCA 34 82 313 281 37 72 18 1 14 134 16 75 8 6 2 46 0 3 .256 .309 .477 .278 11.1 4.7 1.6
1994 KCA 35 90 352 327 53 94 15 3 12 151 19 63 2 3 1 57 0 2 .287 .328 .462 .273 15.9 6.3 2.1
1995 KCA 36 137 578 514 76 134 27 0 35 266 47 91 8 6 3 96 3 3 .261 .329 .518 .291 37.3 -2.3 3.4
1996 SLN 37 141 574 522 71 143 27 4 23 247 35 97 8 5 4 80 2 2 .274 .326 .473 .277 28.3 -9.4 1.8
1997 SLN 38 148 554 502 63 126 24 1 17 203 36 88 6 6 4 69 7 3 .251 .305 .404 .246 5.6 3.4 0.9
1998 CHN 39 37 147 128 21 41 11 0 8 76 12 23 5 1 1 27 0 0 .320 .397 .594 .335 16.0 1.3 1.7
1998 SLN 39 91 345 306 39 81 23 1 11 139 31 39 5 3 0 43 1 1 .265 .339 .454 .268 13.8 2.2 1.6
1999 CHN 40 113 308 280 22 57 9 1 9 95 21 51 2 5 0 46 0 1 .204 .260 .339 .211 -12.0 3.7 -0.8
2000 BOS 41 5 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .033 -2.9 0.0 -0.3
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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
1979 ELZ Rk 66 278 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .251 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 WIS A 138 583 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 9 26 .217 .238 .305 .338 .252 .167 97 -1 0.7 0.1 0.7 -0.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
1981 ORL AA 137 561 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MIN MLB 145 565 .255 .266 .324 .403 .266 .237 105 -2.7 15.2 2.1 5.4 -3.6 12.4 1.9 12.4 1.9
1983 MIN MLB 157 650 .254 .263 .322 .396 .263 .271 106 -3.9 17.7 2.4 12.9 3.7 20.5 3.5 20.5 3.5
1984 MIN MLB 162 644 .247 .264 .323 .398 .266 .294 99 -8.3 17.3 2 24.5 -1.4 9.6 3.6 9.6 3.6
1985 MIN MLB 160 608 .250 .263 .327 .410 .270 .261 101 -6.2 16.6 2.1 13.7 0.2 10.7 2.6 10.7 2.6
1986 MIN MLB 157 661 .299 .258 .324 .401 .263 .298 107 26.2 18.3 2.5 19.2 -0.6 50.1 7.2 50.1 7.2
1987 MIN MLB 154 628 .253 .265 .330 .424 .265 .256 104 -5 18.5 2.3 -6.8 -0.4 19.3 1.2 19.3 1.2
1988 MIN MLB 133 516 .321 .263 .324 .395 .269 .313 105 30.2 13.5 1.4 -5.6 0.7 47.2 4.5 47.2 4.5
1989 MIN MLB 130 536 .256 .262 .324 .384 .266 .264 105 -1.8 14.0 1.7 1.7 -2.4 13.7 1.7 13.7 1.7
1990 MIN MLB 154 625 .237 .258 .325 .382 .261 .248 103 -14.3 16.8 2.2 10.9 -3.8 -0.5 1.1 -0.5 1.1
1991 CAL MLB 152 634 .258 .258 .325 .392 .264 .269 96 -1.3 17.2 2.4 3.2 1.9 23.7 2.9 23.7 2.9
1992 CAL MLB 130 486 .229 .260 .327 .390 .267 .247 98 -14.5 12.6 -2.9 7.8 -0.6 -4.7 0.3 -4.7 0.3
1993 CAL MLB 20 56 .186 .257 .330 .388 .255 .231 98 -4.4 1.6 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
1993 KCA MLB 82 313 .278 .265 .331 .408 .261 .293 100 5.9 9.0 0.2 4.7 -1.9 11.1 1.6 11.1 1.6
1994 KCA MLB 90 352 .273 .273 .344 .439 .268 .322 99 5.2 10.7 0.9 6.3 -0.6 15.9 2.1 15.9 2.1
1995 KCA MLB 137 578 .291 .272 .344 .432 .268 .251 97 19.7 17.3 1.1 -2.3 -0.9 37.3 3.4 37.3 3.4
1996 SLN MLB 141 574 .277 .266 .330 .412 .254 .295 98 11 17.7 1.5 -9.4 -2.2 28.3 1.8 28.3 1.8
1997 SLN MLB 148 554 .246 .260 .328 .408 .256 .270 95 -8.7 14.7 1.7 3.4 -4.4 6.5 1.0 5.6 0.9
1998 CHN MLB 37 147 .335 .258 .324 .412 .251 .337 104 12.1 3.8 0.6 1.3 -0.4 16.0 1.7 16.0 1.7
1998 SLN MLB 91 345 .268 .267 .334 .420 .262 .270 100 3.2 9.0 1.3 2.2 0.2 13.6 1.5 13.8 1.6
1999 CHN MLB 113 308 .211 .261 .334 .421 .255 .213 101 -17.8 8.4 0.9 3.7 -0.4 -11.2 -0.7 -12.0 -0.8
2000 BOS MLB 5 11 .033 .268 .345 .419 .262 .000 87 -3 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1979 ELZ Rk 278 50 59 15 2 14 42 43 40 6 2 .257 .374 .522 .265 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 WIS A 583 77 134 27 3 22 82 67 120 24 8 .266 .359 .463 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 26 4 5 0 0 2 3 0 6 0 0 .192 .192 .423 .231 .217 0.3 0.7 0.1
1981 ORL AA 561 92 137 19 2 30 93 58 105 15 9 .277 .355 .505 .228 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MIN MLB 565 59 117 25 4 25 84 37 107 0 4 .230 .280 .443 .213 .255 12.4 5.4 1.9
1983 MIN MLB 650 81 143 30 3 21 78 54 121 7 1 .245 .309 .414 .170 .254 20.5 12.9 3.5
1984 MIN MLB 644 55 154 29 4 5 65 44 81 11 5 .262 .315 .350 .088 .247 9.6 24.5 3.6
1985 MIN MLB 608 71 138 31 0 20 63 37 89 13 5 .246 .301 .409 .163 .250 10.7 13.7 2.6
1986 MIN MLB 661 91 171 34 1 34 108 52 108 14 15 .287 .347 .518 .232 .299 50.1 19.2 7.2
1987 MIN MLB 628 95 150 36 2 31 109 37 92 10 7 .257 .303 .485 .228 .253 19.3 -6.8 1.2
1988 MIN MLB 516 66 141 29 2 28 88 36 85 7 4 .301 .353 .551 .250 .321 47.2 -5.6 4.5
1989 MIN MLB 536 63 125 11 4 19 75 25 87 6 2 .251 .286 .404 .153 .256 13.7 1.7 1.7
1990 MIN MLB 625 61 132 27 5 16 85 36 101 6 1 .229 .274 .376 .147 .237 -0.5 10.9 1.1
1991 CAL MLB 634 58 144 22 1 18 66 33 104 5 5 .246 .293 .379 .133 .258 23.7 3.2 2.9
1992 CAL MLB 486 41 103 13 2 12 48 21 79 3 1 .226 .267 .342 .116 .229 -4.7 7.8 0.3
1993 CAL MLB 56 3 9 2 0 0 4 5 12 1 0 .180 .250 .220 .040 .186 -2.4 -0.4 -0.3
1993 KCA MLB 313 37 72 18 1 14 46 16 75 0 3 .256 .309 .477 .221 .278 11.1 4.7 1.6
1994 KCA MLB 352 53 94 15 3 12 57 19 63 0 2 .287 .328 .462 .174 .273 15.9 6.3 2.1
1995 KCA MLB 578 76 134 27 0 35 96 47 91 3 3 .261 .329 .518 .257 .291 37.3 -2.3 3.4
1996 SLN MLB 574 71 143 27 4 23 80 35 97 2 2 .274 .326 .473 .199 .277 28.3 -9.4 1.8
1997 SLN MLB 554 63 126 24 1 17 69 36 88 7 3 .251 .305 .404 .153 .246 5.6 3.4 0.9
1998 CHN MLB 147 21 41 11 0 8 27 12 23 0 0 .320 .397 .594 .273 .335 16.0 1.3 1.7
1998 SLN MLB 345 39 81 23 1 11 43 31 39 1 1 .265 .339 .454 .190 .268 13.8 2.2 1.6
1999 CHN MLB 308 22 57 9 1 9 46 21 51 0 1 .204 .260 .339 .136 .211 -12.0 3.7 -0.8
2000 BOS MLB 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .033 -2.9 0.0 -0.3

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
1996-04-28 1996-05-14 15-DL 16 13 - Fracture Dropped Grate on Foot At Home - -
1994-07-05 1994-07-20 15-DL 15 13 - Low Back Strain - -
1989-08-26 1989-09-19 15-DL 24 23 - Abdomen Strain Lower Abdomen - -
1988-08-21 1988-09-07 15-DL 17 16 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1988-08-21 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 BOS $350,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$350,000
1 yrTotal$350,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Toronto Blue JaysMike Ferrin2013-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Before Felix was KingGeoff Young2012-08-21
Inside The Park Blog: An Unlikely EncounterBradford Doolittle2012-04-12
Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot CornerGeoff Young2012-01-17
The Lineup Card: 9 Memories of Frank ViolaBaseball Prospectus2011-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Tumbling in the Twin CitiesSteven Goldman2011-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Return to SenderChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Who Spiked the OBP?Eric Seidman2009-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
Playoff Diary: ALDS Game Three, Rays versus SoxChristina Kahrl2008-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Edmonds.com?Christina Kahrl2008-05-15
Lies, Damned Lies: The Age of SuspicionNate Silver2008-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
Prospectus Matchups: Discount Division WinnersJim Baker2007-03-02
Hope and Faith: How the Oakland A's Can Win the World SeriesChristina Kahrl2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100Erik Siegrist2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The BallotJoe Sheehan2006-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: The HittersJay Jaffe2005-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Welcome FreshmenJim Baker2005-11-29
National League Gold Glove Awards: What the Numbers SayClay Davenport2004-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part V: Baseball Prospectus, Circa '84Steven Goldman2004-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part III: GhostbustersSteven Goldman2004-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
From The Mailbag: Ramon Martinez, Freon Deion, and Albert PujolsBaseball Prospectus2001-04-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)How easy is it for you to run queries? For instance, on how players who saw a dramatic drop in HRs after 3 good years fared in Year 5, and how young players who saw a dramatic drop in HRs after 2 years fared in Year 4?
(Richie from Washington)
Running an actual query takes no effort as it's a simple Ctrl+Enter or click of the Execute button, but deriving them can be time-consuming and frustrating. Then again, I'm self taught and haven't been an SQLer my entire life. As far as your question regarding other similar drops comparable to what was discussed in my David Wright article, look for a blog post this weekend from me that deals with this very subject. But, to get it out of the way here and now, no, I do not consider Gary Gaetti's TWO years and dropoff to be similar to Wright. A commenter brought up Bobby Murcer, which is a good comp, but the issue with that one is that Murcer fell to -0.11 SDs from the mean in his 5th year whereas Wright was -0.60 SDs; the raw tallies are similar but with context they are far apart. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Is there a historical precedent for D.Wright's HRs falling off like they did last year? HOF-type talent at age 26? Is it significant in predicting where he goes from here?
(AJ from PA)
The guy I always think of is Gary Gaetti, Twins third baseman, in 1984. In his rookie year of '82, Gaetti hit 25 home runs. In 1983 he hit 21. In year three, at age 25, he hit five and in doing so probably cost the Twins a division title in a year in which the Royals scraped into the postseason with just 84 wins. The next year he was back up to 20 and of course hit 360 in his career. He wasn't as good a player as Wright, being a badly impatient hitter, but there seems to be a similar arc there in that it wasn't park changes that did him in (the HHH was the HHH was the HHH) but some kind of mechanical failure. Wright DID change parks, but given his road performance was less than Ruthian, it seems mechanical issues are to blame here as well. As far as predictions, I would think he'd get over it, and if you see him blasting away at the fences in spring training you can bet that he has.. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesCorrection! My MLB.com-padre now says they've determined that Gary Gaetti did it first in '87, so Longoria's not even the first right-handed-hitting, slick-fielding third baseman to do so. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesAny thoughts on where Upton left his home runs this year? Did the parasite that sucked Gary Gaetti dry in 1984 get them? (Steven Goldman)