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Scott McClain PHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 88 .192 .284 .295 .212 -0.2
Birth Date5-19-1972
Height6' 3"
Weight209 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
1998 TBA 26 9 23 20 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .217 .100 .128 -3.4 0.0 -0.3
2005 CHN 33 13 16 14 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .250 .214 .193 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2007 SFN 35 8 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .125 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2008 SFN 36 14 38 33 7 9 1 0 2 16 5 8 0 0 0 7 0 1 .273 .368 .485 .295 2.1 0.4 0.3
Career448878111520223918100801.192.284.295.212-2.60.3-0.2

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
1990 BLU Rk 40 135 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 25 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BLU Rk 41 167 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 KNC A 96 377 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FRD A+ 133 508 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOW AA 133 509 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BOW AA 70 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ROC AAA 61 226 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ROC AAA 131 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NOR AAA 0 495 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TBA MLB 9 23 .128 .245 .321 .381 .249 .143 94 -3.3 0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
1998 DUR AAA 0 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DUR AAA 0 609 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CSP AAA 0 506 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHN MLB 13 16 .193 .250 .322 .400 .251 .167 102 -1.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2005 IOW AAA 121 481 .305 .277 .350 .442 .274 .301 98 18.1 10.8 -1.5 -4.3 -3.6 21.3 1.6 21.3 1.6
2006 SAC AAA 140 605 .266 .269 .343 .417 .263 .273 98 3.7 17.1 1.4 -12.7 1.0 24.8 1.2 24.8 1.2
2007 SFN MLB 8 11 .125 .263 .333 .416 .257 .222 101 -1.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 FRE AAA 132 533 .293 .282 .349 .442 .265 .277 103 19.7 16.0 -8.7 2.5 -1.5 26.0 2.7 26.0 2.7
2008 SFN MLB 14 38 .295 .268 .332 .418 .262 .304 94 1.4 1.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
2008 FRE AAA 134 556 .300 .276 .349 .443 .258 .326 111 25.6 17.2 -4.3 -3.2 1.6 40.3 3.6 40.3 3.6
2009 FRE AAA 13 52 .337 .264 .327 .399 .256 .333 92 4.4 1.5 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5

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
1990 BLU Rk 135 20 21 2 0 4 15 22 35 2 3 .196 .344 .327 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 99 9 18 0 0 0 4 17 25 1 1 .222 .354 .222 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BLU Rk 167 16 39 5 0 0 24 15 39 5 3 .264 .343 .297 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 KNC A 377 43 84 12 2 3 30 48 62 7 4 .266 .367 .345 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FRD A+ 508 65 111 22 2 9 54 70 88 10 6 .260 .370 .384 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOW AA 509 71 103 29 1 11 58 72 89 6 3 .241 .351 .391 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ROC AAA 226 32 50 9 1 8 22 23 34 0 1 .251 .330 .427 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BOW AA 291 41 72 14 1 13 61 25 44 2 1 .278 .348 .490 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ROC AAA 532 76 130 23 4 17 69 61 109 8 6 .281 .366 .458 .177 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NOR AAA 495 71 120 29 2 21 64 64 93 1 3 .280 .376 .503 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TBA MLB 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .100 .217 .100 .000 .128 -3.4 0.0 -0.3
1998 DUR AAA 540 91 141 35 0 34 109 66 113 6 2 .299 .387 .589 .290 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DUR AAA 609 106 134 33 1 28 104 73 156 4 2 .251 .345 .475 .223 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CSP AAA 506 76 121 25 3 25 87 62 89 8 9 .276 .374 .518 .242 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHN MLB 16 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .143 .250 .214 .071 .193 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2005 IOW AAA 481 75 123 27 2 30 93 45 84 1 1 .291 .364 .577 .286 .305 21.3 -4.3 1.6
2006 SAC AAA 605 84 138 33 0 28 107 48 117 7 4 .252 .316 .466 .214 .266 24.8 -12.7 1.2
2007 FRE AAA 533 69 125 24 0 31 100 59 98 1 2 .267 .352 .517 .250 .293 26.0 2.5 2.7
2007 SFN MLB 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 .125 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2008 SFN MLB 38 7 9 1 0 2 7 5 8 0 1 .273 .368 .485 .212 .295 2.1 0.4 0.3
2008 FRE AAA 556 87 143 32 1 29 108 72 98 5 2 .300 .393 .553 .254 .300 40.3 -3.2 3.6
2009 FRE AAA 52 8 11 3 0 1 6 11 9 0 1 .275 .431 .425 .150 .337 5.1 -0.3 0.5

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
2008 152 0.5066 0.5395 0.8537 0.7403 0.3333 0.8947 0.7600 0.1463
Career1520.50660.53950.85370.74030.33330.89470.760.1463

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 116 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SF 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed for 2009 with Hiroshima, 1 year/$0.207M (20M yen)
  • re-signed as a free agent 08-09 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/8/08 contract purchased 9/1/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/5/08
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/10/07 contract purchased 9/7/07
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 07 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 8/05
  • 90 22-587

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 )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 A late-round pick by the Baltimore Orioles way back in 1990, McClain reached Triple-A in mid-1995, just in time for the Orioles to start clearing third base for Cal Ripken. With the Mets in ’97 he was stuck behind Edgardo Alfonzo’s breakout season. With the Devil Rays in ’98 and ‘99, it was Wade Boggs chasing 3,000 hits. After getting blocked by Jeff Cirillo in the Rockies’ system in ’00, McClain spent four years in Japan, hitting 39 homers for the Seibu Lions in 2001. Back in the States in ’05, he landed behind Aramis Ramirez with the Cubs, then Eric Chavez in his last healthy season for the A’s in 2006. By the time he finally arrived in the Giants’ system in 2007, McClain was 35 and had just 24 major league games under his belt despite having hit a Crash Davis-like 251 home runs in nine and a half Triple-A seasons, and 357 between the minors and Japan. He finally got his first major league dinger as a September call-up last year at age 36. Brought back as a non-roster invitee, he finally has a fighting chance with a team lacking an established third baseman. Better late than never, we suppose.
2007 Scott McClain hit 28 homers with Sacramento last year, giving him 302 as a professional--all 302 of them coming in the minors or Japan. He`s probably tired of smart-alecks like us calling him `Crash.` Signed by San Francisco and invited to spring training, he`s just 34, which will make him the fresh-faced kid in the Giants` elderly clubhouse.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Is Will Venable Underrated or Overrated? Probably.Geoff Young2012-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Roster OddmentsChristina Kahrl2009-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central HousekeepingChristina Kahrl2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekend Moves OmnibusChristina Kahrl2008-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Pickups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 7-13Christina Kahrl2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 27-November 3Christina Kahrl2005-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
The Daily Prospectus: Contraction ActionChristina Kahrl2001-03-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for all your awesome work! In his last chat KG said the following in response to a question I asked: "I do think you find fewer at Triple-A, because so many teams these days use that level and insurance policy storage as opposed to prospect development." It does seam that teams are bringing talented prospects up to the bigs directly from AA more often now. Is this just part of the ebb and flow of things or have teams learned something that supports this approach?
(Ben from California)
I think teams have seen this born out by their actions, and it's also one of the benefits of better industry-wide appreciations of blending their evaluations of prospects, utilizing the best of what scouting and performance analysis has to offer. Teams flog the bushes more thoroughly than ever to find guys, so these days it's a bit harder to fill out a Ken Phelps All-Star team that isn't just Scott McClain and a bunch of tweeners in the outfield. (Christina Kahrl)


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