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Portrait of Jose Oquendo

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3737 .256 .346 .317 .251 8.6
Birth Date7-4-1963
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
BatsB
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
1983 NYN 19 120 353 328 29 70 7 0 1 80 19 60 2 1 3 17 8 9 .213 .260 .244 .185 -14.8 1.3 -1.4
1984 NYN 20 81 211 189 23 42 5 0 0 47 15 26 2 2 3 10 10 1 .222 .284 .249 .214 2.0 -2.6 -0.1
1986 SLN 22 76 158 138 20 41 4 1 0 47 15 20 0 3 2 13 2 3 .297 .359 .341 .265 8.8 -2.7 0.6
1987 SLN 23 116 312 248 43 71 9 0 1 83 54 29 0 4 6 24 4 4 .286 .408 .335 .282 21.6 2.0 2.3
1988 SLN 24 148 518 451 36 125 10 1 7 158 52 40 0 3 12 46 4 6 .277 .350 .350 .272 17.5 0.7 2.0
1989 SLN 25 163 650 556 59 162 28 7 1 207 79 59 0 8 7 48 3 5 .291 .375 .372 .281 25.5 0.2 2.8
1990 SLN 26 156 553 469 38 118 17 5 1 148 74 46 0 5 5 37 1 1 .252 .350 .316 .248 7.0 -5.2 0.2
1991 SLN 27 127 441 366 37 88 11 4 1 110 67 48 1 3 4 26 1 2 .240 .357 .301 .257 11.5 6.0 1.9
1992 SLN 28 14 40 35 3 9 3 1 0 14 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .257 .350 .400 .271 1.1 -0.2 0.1
1993 SLN 29 46 89 73 7 15 0 0 0 15 12 8 0 1 3 4 0 0 .205 .314 .205 .193 -3.3 1.5 -0.2
1994 SLN 30 55 152 129 13 34 2 2 0 40 21 16 0 1 1 9 1 1 .264 .364 .310 .236 1.7 -2.5 -0.1
1995 SLN 31 88 260 220 31 46 8 3 2 66 35 21 0 1 4 17 1 1 .209 .316 .300 .227 1.0 3.8 0.5
Career11903737320233982110424141015448376532502543533.256.346.317.25179.52.48.6

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 GRH A- 64 257 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LYN A+ 109 363 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 LYN A+ 124 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 TID AAA 114 393 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .239 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYN MLB 120 353 .185 .259 .318 .377 .256 .257 96 -26.7 9.6 4.4 1.3 -1.5 -14.8 -1.4 -14.8 -1.4
1983 TID AAA 13 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .138 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 81 211 .214 .258 .318 .370 .257 .255 95 -9.5 5.7 2.6 -2.6 1.3 2.0 -0.1 2.0 -0.1
1984 TID AAA 38 120 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .172 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 LOU AAA 133 432 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SLN MLB 76 158 .265 .254 .319 .378 .255 .339 98 0.8 4.4 0.9 -2.7 1.9 8.8 0.6 8.8 0.6
1987 SLN MLB 116 312 .282 .260 .324 .400 .256 .315 94 7.4 9.2 -0.4 2.0 3.3 21.6 2.3 21.6 2.3
1988 SLN MLB 148 518 .272 .249 .308 .362 .253 .290 97 5.9 13.5 0.7 0.7 -3.8 18.1 2.0 17.5 2.0
1989 SLN MLB 163 650 .281 .250 .313 .370 .257 .319 98 13.1 17.0 -0.4 0.2 -3.0 25.5 2.8 25.5 2.8
1990 SLN MLB 156 553 .248 .257 .316 .386 .258 .274 98 -6.4 14.8 -0.5 -5.2 -2.8 7.0 0.2 7.0 0.2
1991 SLN MLB 127 441 .257 .252 .315 .373 .257 .272 98 -1.3 11.9 0.3 6.0 1.7 12.2 1.9 11.5 1.9
1992 SLN MLB 14 40 .271 .254 .319 .379 .259 .281 103 0.4 1.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.8 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
1992 ARK AA 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 LOU AAA 20 76 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SLN MLB 46 89 .193 .271 .330 .401 .258 .227 102 -6.4 2.6 0.7 1.5 -0.3 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
1994 SLN MLB 55 152 .236 .268 .329 .410 .256 .298 101 -4.1 4.6 1.1 -2.5 -0.0 1.7 -0.1 1.7 -0.1
1995 SLN MLB 88 260 .227 .262 .327 .404 .254 .222 98 -9.5 7.8 0.8 3.8 0.3 1.0 0.5 1.0 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
1979 GRH A- 257 24 50 8 0 1 14 33 45 9 6 .227 .328 .277 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 LYN A+ 363 38 51 10 3 0 26 47 59 14 6 .169 .271 .223 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 LYN A+ 472 59 98 8 6 0 38 71 61 38 14 .249 .363 .300 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 TID AAA 393 40 72 8 3 0 22 41 50 24 16 .214 .288 .255 .042 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 TID AAA 42 3 4 0 0 0 3 5 6 2 0 .118 .225 .118 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYN MLB 353 29 70 7 0 1 17 19 60 8 9 .213 .260 .244 .030 .185 -14.8 1.3 -1.4
1984 NYN MLB 211 23 42 5 0 0 10 15 26 10 1 .222 .284 .249 .026 .214 2.0 -2.6 -0.1
1984 TID AAA 120 8 18 1 0 1 8 5 14 8 0 .159 .200 .195 .035 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 LOU AAA 432 38 81 8 1 1 30 24 41 13 4 .211 .257 .245 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SLN MLB 158 20 41 4 1 0 13 15 20 2 3 .297 .359 .341 .043 .265 8.8 -2.7 0.6
1987 SLN MLB 312 43 71 9 0 1 24 54 29 4 4 .286 .408 .335 .048 .282 21.6 2.0 2.3
1988 SLN MLB 518 36 125 10 1 7 46 52 40 4 6 .277 .350 .350 .073 .272 17.5 0.7 2.0
1989 SLN MLB 650 59 162 28 7 1 48 79 59 3 5 .291 .375 .372 .081 .281 25.5 0.2 2.8
1990 SLN MLB 553 38 118 17 5 1 37 74 46 1 1 .252 .350 .316 .064 .248 7.0 -5.2 0.2
1991 SLN MLB 441 37 88 11 4 1 26 67 48 1 2 .240 .357 .301 .060 .257 11.5 6.0 1.9
1992 LOU AAA 76 8 17 2 0 0 6 11 3 0 1 .266 .373 .297 .031 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ARK AA 7 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SLN MLB 40 3 9 3 1 0 3 5 3 0 0 .257 .350 .400 .143 .271 1.1 -0.2 0.1
1993 SLN MLB 89 7 15 0 0 0 4 12 8 0 0 .205 .314 .205 .000 .193 -3.3 1.5 -0.2
1994 SLN MLB 152 13 34 2 2 0 9 21 16 1 1 .264 .364 .310 .047 .236 1.7 -2.5 -0.1
1995 SLN MLB 260 31 46 8 3 2 17 35 21 1 1 .209 .316 .300 .091 .227 1.0 3.8 0.5

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The Significance of Position Players Pitching in ExtrasAndrew Koo2013-08-26
The Lineup Card: 11 Plays for Which We Wish We'd Had Instant Replay ReviewBaseball Prospectus2013-08-22
Ten Prospects on the Bubble, Part One: American LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Trial By FireJohn Perrotto2011-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Handicapping the Managerial CandidatesJohn Perrotto2011-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: At Least One Era Comes to an EndJohn Perrotto2011-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Pittsburgh PiratesJohn Perrotto2010-10-11
The Week in Quotes: July 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Point of Deadline DealsSteven Goldman2010-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTop 10 Week: Manager ProspectsJohn Perrotto2010-06-29
The Week in Quotes: March 9-15Alex Carnevale2009-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: New Helmsmen for the MarinersJohn Perrotto2008-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mega-DealingJohn Perrotto2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Seabiscuit, Salomon, and SkippersJohn Perrotto2008-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rookies of the YearJohn Perrotto2008-11-12
Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Pitch ClassificationDan Fox2008-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: St. Louis CardinalsWill Carroll2006-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: LCS Injury ReportsWill Carroll2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs, 4/24/05Jonah Keri2005-04-25
This article requires BP Premium access2005--Setting the Stage: The 27th ManWill Carroll2005-03-25
Rational Exuberance: A Better Way to Build a Baseball TeamJonah Keri2004-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part IV: Stop Making SenseSteven Goldman2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Diggin' in the MailbagJoe Sheehan2004-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give me one prediction for every manager opening.
(manny99 from Do you care?)
Completely guessing on all of these, with some guesses being more educated than others, but...
Rangers: Tim Bogar keeps the job
Astros: A.J. Hinch
Diamondbacks: Jose Oquendo
Twins: someone internal, like Paul Molitor (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Diamondbacks fan here. Any idea who might our new manager be?
(Mike from Phoenix)
Said this earlier, can't get past the feeling that the La Russa connection will pave the way for Jose Oquendo. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-05-28 14:15:00 (link to chat)Why hasn't someone hired Jose Oquendo away from the Cardinals yet?
(Michael from STL)
I don't know. Maybe he likes it so much in St. Louis that his demands are always higher than other quality managerial candidates'. Maybe he hasn't interviewed well. Maybe he just hasn't happened to say what the people who were thinking of hiring him were hoping to hear. Would be nice to see him get a shot, since we've been hearing that he deserves one for quite some time. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best baseball-themed Christmas present you've ever got?
(Toby from Target)
Hmm. Iím going to whiff on this, probably. Itís hard to remember former gifts on demand. A family friend once gave me a piece of paper that Juan Marichal had signed. Just a scrap, about as big as my pinkie, because that was all the person had with him at the time. I really like that present because it was so worthless, materially speaking. When I was a kid collecting baseball cards, memorabilia became very money-based, like I had this deluded sense that I was investing and that I was somehow wealthy because I got a $7 John Smoltz rookie card in a pack. Baseball-card collecting was fun, but it was a particular sort of laborious fun. That Juan Marichal scrap was just 100 percent unsellable, though, so I never had to worry about it the way I worried about my cards, or about other memorabilia I had. I could just look at it.

One year, I got in trouble and my parents took away all my baseball cards as punishment. I managed to smuggle one card free (Jose Oquendo, 1988 Topps), but the rest were taken and hidden. For Christmas, they gave me my cards back. That was amazing at the time, but now that I think about heyyyyyyyy that present sort of sucks.

For my birthday this year, I got this shirt. I like it: http://www.tauntr.com/content/just-fire-it-through-internet-shirt

What about everybody else? Lay 'em on me. (Sam Miller)
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Same leadoff Q as for Derek yesterday: what's your take on the Matheny managerial signing? (Incidentally, are we ever going to get a full-blown Transaction Analysis on this one? I'm really surprised not to have seen that. Or did I miss it?)
(Bill from New Mexico)
Bill, thanks for asking--R.J. has been doing the bulk of the TA stuff as I try to clear the last book-related work off my plate, and I haven't been able to get to Matheny. I'm not sure how much you're missing, though. I wrote a long TA about Robin Ventura after he was hired, and while I hope it was an enjoyable read, I don't know if I or anyone else came away from it with a much firmer handle on how Ventura is actually going to manage and impact his new team. There's just no in-game record to go on. It does seem curious that they went with an in-house guy who wasn't Jose Oquendo, but Matheny sounds like a capable choice, to the extent that we can tell. Hell, every game on TV he played in during the second half of his career involved some broadcaster saying, "This guy is going to be a manager someday," so at the very least, it's nice to see all that blather amount to something. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-11-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Oh, come on, go out on a limb and predict SOME kind of surprise. We won't hold it against you if you're wrong. Really. Trust me. For starters, will there be anything yet on the next Mets manager? (If it's Jose Oquendo, who all jumps ship from the Cardinals?)
(BillJ from New Mexico)
I don't have any inside info on the Mets' managerial search, but I'd expect there to be some news by then, since teams prefer not to leave leadership questions unresolved into the heart of winter. Fine, you want a surprise? While holding court in the lobby of the Swan and Dolphin Resort, Scott Boras will demand less money for a client. You heard it here first. (Ben Lindbergh)


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