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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 2012 .280 .360 .351 .255 4.4
Birth Date8-17-1965
Height6' 2"
Weight170 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
1990 CLE 24 63 256 227 43 68 5 4 0 81 28 38 1 0 0 13 40 9 .300 .379 .357 .280 17.6 -2.0 1.7
1991 CLE 25 122 452 387 58 114 17 3 0 137 58 47 1 2 4 21 27 17 .295 .386 .354 .276 18.6 -6.2 1.3
1992 CLE 26 41 109 97 11 20 1 0 0 21 10 21 1 1 0 5 9 2 .206 .284 .216 .191 -5.8 -0.9 -0.7
1992 PIT 26 64 225 205 33 57 3 7 0 74 18 46 0 1 1 10 7 4 .278 .335 .361 .260 9.5 -2.1 0.8
1993 COL 27 126 399 348 50 89 9 4 0 106 43 58 2 2 4 24 30 13 .256 .339 .305 .222 -2.9 -0.5 -0.4
1994 MIN 28 105 398 345 68 102 15 5 4 139 44 60 1 2 6 23 29 8 .296 .375 .403 .262 16.6 -0.8 1.5
1995 MIN 29 28 90 79 10 27 3 2 1 37 8 15 1 0 2 14 1 3 .342 .409 .468 .305 6.5 -0.7 0.6
1996 BOS 30 24 83 72 13 16 5 1 0 23 8 11 0 1 2 7 5 3 .222 .296 .319 .208 -2.4 -1.8 -0.4
Career5732012176028649358265618217296791911714859.280.360.351.25557.6-14.94.4

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
1985 JCY Rk 66 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 STP A+ 74 345 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 LOU AAA 63 219 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 ARK AA 125 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LOU AAA 120 442 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 STP A+ 8 35 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LOU AAA 127 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLE MLB 63 256 .280 .263 .330 .389 .264 .360 100 5.1 6.9 0.6 -2.0 6.0 17.6 1.7 17.6 1.7
1990 CSP AAA 14 61 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LVG AAA 90 396 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CLE MLB 122 452 .276 .258 .323 .388 .261 .333 98 7.2 12.2 0.5 -6.2 0.8 18.6 1.3 18.6 1.3
1991 CSP AAA 8 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .207 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CLE MLB 41 109 .191 .254 .323 .376 .262 .260 106 -7.2 2.8 -0.6 -0.9 0.6 -5.8 -0.7 -5.8 -0.7
1992 PIT MLB 64 225 .260 .250 .310 .371 .256 .356 97 0 5.8 -2 -2.1 4.2 9.5 0.8 9.5 0.8
1993 COL MLB 126 399 .222 .261 .321 .393 .256 .305 121 -16.3 11.4 1 -0.5 4.1 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
1994 MIN MLB 105 398 .262 .270 .339 .422 .261 .346 103 0.8 12.1 0.4 -0.8 4.3 16.6 1.5 16.6 1.5
1995 MIN MLB 28 90 .305 .266 .341 .408 .264 .413 104 4.5 2.7 0.1 -0.7 -0.6 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
1996 BOS MLB 24 83 .208 .283 .351 .463 .277 .258 108 -5 2.6 0.2 -1.8 0.8 -2.4 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4
1996 PAW AAA 82 362 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHR AAA 0 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 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
1985 JCY Rk 264 60 61 5 1 1 13 30 27 46 8 .263 .350 .306 .043 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 LOU AAA 219 25 50 2 4 1 16 17 30 24 13 .250 .312 .315 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 STP A+ 345 76 98 9 1 0 26 54 37 56 22 .343 .448 .381 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 ARK AA 527 68 122 12 4 2 27 44 55 68 29 .256 .316 .310 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LOU AAA 442 44 91 7 8 0 24 42 59 40 15 .232 .304 .291 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LOU AAA 532 75 128 5 5 2 29 71 76 47 19 .281 .377 .327 .046 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 STP A+ 35 2 6 0 0 0 1 3 7 4 1 .188 .257 .188 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLE MLB 256 43 68 5 4 0 13 28 38 40 9 .300 .379 .357 .057 .280 17.6 -2.0 1.7
1990 LVG AAA 396 61 104 8 3 0 27 48 60 33 16 .308 .388 .349 .041 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CSP AAA 61 10 16 1 1 0 4 7 9 5 3 .302 .377 .358 .057 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CSP AAA 37 6 6 0 1 0 3 4 3 1 3 .188 .297 .250 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CLE MLB 452 58 114 17 3 0 21 58 47 27 17 .295 .386 .354 .059 .276 18.6 -6.2 1.3
1992 CLE MLB 109 11 20 1 0 0 5 10 21 9 2 .206 .284 .216 .010 .191 -5.8 -0.9 -0.7
1992 PIT MLB 225 33 57 3 7 0 10 18 46 7 4 .278 .335 .361 .083 .260 9.5 -2.1 0.8
1993 COL MLB 399 50 89 9 4 0 24 43 58 30 13 .256 .339 .305 .049 .222 -2.9 -0.5 -0.4
1994 MIN MLB 398 68 102 15 5 4 23 44 60 29 8 .296 .375 .403 .107 .262 16.6 -0.8 1.5
1995 MIN MLB 90 10 27 3 2 1 14 8 15 1 3 .342 .409 .468 .127 .305 6.5 -0.7 0.6
1996 PAW AAA 362 57 90 14 8 4 39 50 47 11 7 .296 .394 .434 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BOS MLB 83 13 16 5 1 0 7 8 11 5 3 .222 .296 .319 .097 .208 -2.4 -1.8 -0.4
1997 CHR AAA 124 20 22 5 0 2 7 18 20 4 1 .210 .331 .314 .105 .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
1995-06-01 1995-09-23 15-DL 114 102 Right Ankle Surgery Dislocation and Broken Fibula 1995-06-01 -
1991-05-04 1991-05-26 15-DL 22 20 - Abdomen Strain - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Shane Victorino and the Hunt for the Elusive 9-3 PutoutZachary Levine2013-10-25
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Base Stealers, Stolen Bases, and Caught StealingsBaseball Prospectus2013-09-19
The Lineup Card: 10 Memories of Hall of Fame CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Ten Excuses for Not Voting Johnny Damon Into the HOFMichael Bates2012-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Big Shoes to FillJay Jaffe2012-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Twins Go WildJoe Sheehan2008-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Welcome FreshmenJim Baker2005-11-29
Prospectus Today: Letting Go in HoustonJoe Sheehan2004-08-18
Prospectus Feature: PECOTA At Altitude: A Review of Major League Hitters in ColoradoNate Silver2003-02-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi, Christina... always enjoy your take on things. Do you think Denard Span is for real? His minor league numbers pale in comparison to what he did for the Twins in 08. Did he learn something or was it just luck?
(Jimbo from British Columbia)
Channeling "Barton Fink," I guess I get that Alex Cole feeling where Span's 2008 is concerned. Not that there's anything wrong with a great first impression, and the boost to his walk rate suggests a developing approach. Never count out the fact that players are people, and have learning curves at work, just like you and me. (Christina Kahrl)


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