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Kelly Gruber 3BBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 3442 .259 .307 .432 .268 18.5
Birth Date2-26-1962
Height6' 0"
Weight180 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
1984 TOR 22 15 16 16 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 .062 .062 .250 .087 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
1985 TOR 23 5 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .178 -1.0 0.0 -0.1
1986 TOR 24 87 152 143 20 28 4 1 5 49 5 27 0 2 2 15 2 5 .196 .220 .343 .195 -6.7 1.2 -0.6
1987 TOR 25 138 368 341 50 80 14 3 12 136 17 70 7 2 1 36 12 2 .235 .283 .399 .237 0.8 -1.6 -0.1
1988 TOR 26 158 623 569 75 158 33 5 16 249 38 92 7 4 5 81 23 5 .278 .328 .438 .274 31.6 19.1 5.5
1989 TOR 27 135 583 545 83 158 24 4 18 244 30 60 3 5 0 73 10 5 .290 .328 .448 .293 36.9 9.4 5.1
1990 TOR 28 150 662 592 92 162 36 6 31 303 48 94 8 13 1 118 14 2 .274 .330 .512 .296 49.0 -6.5 4.5
1991 TOR 29 113 474 429 58 108 18 2 20 190 31 70 6 5 3 65 12 7 .252 .308 .443 .279 25.2 3.2 3.0
1992 TOR 30 120 481 446 42 102 16 3 11 157 26 72 4 4 1 43 7 7 .229 .275 .352 .232 5.0 1.0 0.7
1993 CAL 31 18 70 65 10 18 3 0 3 30 2 11 1 0 2 9 0 0 .277 .309 .462 .275 4.0 1.7 0.6
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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
1980 BAT A- 61 235 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 WLO A 127 500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 CHT AA 128 476 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BUF AA 111 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 15 16 .087 .247 .317 .374 .253 .000 101 -2.7 0.4 0 0.3 0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1984 SYR AAA 97 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TOR MLB 5 13 .178 .264 .329 .425 .274 .300 100 -1.1 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
1985 SYR AAA 121 514 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 TOR MLB 87 152 .195 .262 .330 .405 .267 .204 102 -10.1 4.2 0.1 1.2 -0.8 -6.7 -0.6 -6.7 -0.6
1987 TOR MLB 138 368 .237 .269 .334 .432 .268 .261 99 -9.1 10.8 1.8 -1.6 -1.8 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1
1988 TOR MLB 158 623 .274 .260 .322 .391 .267 .305 102 8.2 16.3 2.2 19.1 -0.1 31.6 5.5 31.6 5.5
1989 TOR MLB 135 583 .293 .263 .326 .392 .268 .297 98 18.3 15.2 1.2 9.4 1.8 36.9 5.1 36.9 5.1
1990 TOR MLB 150 662 .296 .261 .327 .392 .265 .273 102 23.6 17.8 2.1 -6.5 4.0 49.0 4.5 49.0 4.5
1991 TOR MLB 113 474 .279 .260 .326 .394 .264 .256 102 9.1 12.8 1.6 3.2 2.8 25.2 3.0 25.2 3.0
1992 TOR MLB 120 481 .232 .258 .323 .383 .263 .248 101 -12.8 12.5 1.7 1.0 1.9 5.0 0.7 5.0 0.7
1993 CAL MLB 18 70 .275 .261 .331 .399 .258 .294 100 1.2 2.0 0.2 1.7 0.7 4.0 0.6 4.0 0.6
1993 PSP A+ 5 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VAN AAA 8 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .476 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ROC AAA 0 161 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 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
1980 BAT A- 235 27 46 3 2 2 19 15 46 6 3 .217 .275 .278 .061 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 WLO A 500 64 133 25 4 14 59 24 85 15 7 .290 .327 .454 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 CHT AA 476 53 107 18 4 13 54 21 89 11 6 .243 .279 .390 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BUF AA 436 60 106 20 4 15 54 23 45 15 8 .263 .309 .444 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 SYR AAA 373 53 92 12 2 21 55 23 67 12 2 .269 .328 .500 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 16 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 .062 .062 .250 .188 .087 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
1985 TOR MLB 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .000 .178 -1.0 0.0 -0.1
1985 SYR AAA 514 71 118 16 5 21 69 28 92 20 8 .249 .301 .438 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 TOR MLB 152 20 28 4 1 5 15 5 27 2 5 .196 .220 .343 .147 .195 -6.7 1.2 -0.6
1987 TOR MLB 368 50 80 14 3 12 36 17 70 12 2 .235 .283 .399 .164 .237 0.8 -1.6 -0.1
1988 TOR MLB 623 75 158 33 5 16 81 38 92 23 5 .278 .328 .438 .160 .274 31.6 19.1 5.5
1989 TOR MLB 583 83 158 24 4 18 73 30 60 10 5 .290 .328 .448 .158 .293 36.9 9.4 5.1
1990 TOR MLB 662 92 162 36 6 31 118 48 94 14 2 .274 .330 .512 .238 .296 49.0 -6.5 4.5
1991 TOR MLB 474 58 108 18 2 20 65 31 70 12 7 .252 .308 .443 .191 .279 25.2 3.2 3.0
1992 TOR MLB 481 42 102 16 3 11 43 26 72 7 7 .229 .275 .352 .123 .232 5.0 1.0 0.7
1993 VAN AAA 26 4 11 1 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 .458 .480 .625 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PSP A+ 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAL MLB 70 10 18 3 0 3 9 2 11 0 0 .277 .309 .462 .185 .275 4.0 1.7 0.6
1997 ROC AAA 161 26 36 9 2 2 23 15 14 1 1 .250 .329 .382 .132 .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
1993-06-30 1993-09-08 60-DL 70 63 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1993-03-12 1993-06-04 60-DL 84 50 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum & Rotator Cuff 1993-02-16 -
1993-02-16 1993-03-12 Camp 24 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 1993-02-16 -
1992-06-28 1992-07-23 15-DL 25 21 Left Thigh Sprain Posterior Capsule and Hamstring Strain - -
1991-05-02 1991-06-12 15-DL 41 36 Right Thumb Fracture Chip Fracture and Sprain - -
1991-04-20 1991-04-21 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Strain - -
1989-08-10 1989-08-25 15-DL 15 13 Right Hand Fracture - -

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: My Kingdome for a MorseGeoff Young2012-05-22
Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot CornerGeoff Young2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: EqA StreakersJim Baker2005-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Pony Express Rides Through HavasuJoe Sheehan2003-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Quantum LeapNate Silver2003-08-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain to me why the Angels have handled Brandon Wood the way they have? Calling him up to sit on the bench? Are you at all impressed by his recent lack of Ks?
(Gray from Chicago)
I think part of the problem is identifying what Wood is--there was a point when people could reasonable see the new Troy Glaus or something, when we might instead have the new Kelly Gruber or, if he stays at short, Jose Hernandez. That's a much different proposition, especially on a team that these days is far more easily impressed by the slappy aggression and basepaths violence of an Erick Aybar. A long swing is a terrible thing to have on the bench, though, since it's almost certain to go stale; if Wood's going to be up, he needs to play, and if avoiding strikeouts for some short stretch is the only way for him to get Mickey Hatcher's imprimatur, so be it. (Christina Kahrl)


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