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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 5745 .241 .369 .449 .290 32.4
Birth Date9-16-1960
Height6' 2"
Weight200 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
1984 OAK 23 33 88 76 10 20 2 1 1 27 11 21 0 1 0 5 0 0 .263 .352 .355 .260 3.1 0.1 0.3
1985 OAK 24 78 246 211 23 53 12 0 3 74 28 59 2 0 5 15 2 2 .251 .344 .351 .259 7.2 -0.3 0.7
1986 OAK 25 90 262 211 26 43 9 0 10 82 39 51 1 4 7 35 7 1 .204 .325 .389 .270 14.5 -0.4 1.5
1987 OAK 26 82 248 211 19 41 3 0 8 68 30 65 0 2 5 26 1 1 .194 .292 .322 .232 5.9 -0.3 0.6
1988 BAL 27 86 316 283 31 74 11 1 11 120 28 70 2 2 1 37 0 1 .261 .330 .424 .274 15.8 -0.2 1.7
1989 BAL 28 117 489 411 72 106 21 2 26 209 73 117 1 3 1 65 3 2 .258 .369 .509 .318 40.4 1.6 4.6
1990 BAL 29 135 559 444 68 99 21 2 15 169 106 160 5 4 0 51 2 4 .223 .376 .381 .287 31.2 -0.2 3.3
1991 DET 30 154 608 501 85 132 17 2 31 246 101 131 2 4 0 89 3 3 .263 .387 .491 .307 53.3 0.7 5.7
1992 DET 31 157 654 525 82 125 25 0 32 246 122 137 1 6 0 83 0 6 .238 .379 .469 .303 45.2 -2.4 4.7
1993 DET 32 152 637 522 79 128 25 4 32 257 109 139 0 6 0 110 3 7 .245 .372 .492 .298 37.1 -6.8 3.1
1994 DET 33 107 444 339 57 84 18 2 17 157 97 98 5 3 0 51 0 1 .248 .419 .463 .299 26.2 -3.3 2.2
1995 TEX 34 134 547 429 76 102 19 1 32 219 107 110 7 3 1 78 0 0 .238 .396 .510 .312 35.2 -2.2 3.2
1996 TEX 35 143 599 491 78 121 26 1 24 221 95 137 3 9 1 83 2 1 .246 .366 .450 .274 14.5 -1.1 1.3
1997 TEX 36 17 48 44 5 4 1 0 3 14 3 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 .091 .167 .318 .169 -4.8 0.0 -0.5
Career148557454698711113221016245210994913073047217322329.241.369.449.290324.7-14.732.4

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
1981 MOD A+ 48 186 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MOD A+ 88 320 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MOD A+ 124 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 OAK MLB 33 88 .260 .267 .324 .404 .268 .345 94 0 2.4 1.4 0.1 -0.4 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
1984 ABY AA 86 339 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 78 246 .259 .264 .326 .409 .268 .336 92 -0.3 6.7 4 -0.3 0.0 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
1985 MOD A+ 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 90 262 .270 .263 .327 .409 .266 .214 96 2.6 7.3 4.3 -0.4 1.4 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
1986 MOD A+ 15 62 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 OAK MLB 82 248 .232 .263 .330 .421 .263 .236 94 -7.5 7.3 4.2 -0.3 0.5 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
1987 MOD A+ 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB 86 316 .274 .256 .319 .384 .263 .309 98 4.2 8.3 4.9 -0.2 -2.7 15.8 1.7 15.8 1.7
1988 ROC AAA 19 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 117 489 .318 .259 .324 .382 .267 .295 100 27.5 12.8 2.2 1.6 -2.3 40.4 4.6 40.4 4.6
1990 BAL MLB 135 559 .287 .262 .329 .390 .264 .308 98 15.1 15.0 2.8 -0.2 -0.4 31.2 3.3 31.2 3.3
1991 DET MLB 154 608 .307 .255 .322 .390 .263 .294 103 28.6 16.5 6.3 0.7 -0.2 53.3 5.7 53.3 5.7
1992 DET MLB 157 654 .303 .258 .325 .383 .265 .257 103 27.3 17.0 4.4 -2.4 -4.1 45.2 4.7 45.2 4.7
1993 DET MLB 152 637 .298 .265 .335 .405 .262 .269 103 25.8 18.3 -1.8 -6.8 -1.8 37.1 3.1 37.1 3.1
1994 DET MLB 107 444 .299 .271 .340 .431 .265 .295 103 19.4 13.5 0.1 -3.3 -4.0 26.2 2.2 26.2 2.2
1995 TEX MLB 134 547 .312 .273 .344 .431 .267 .241 101 31.4 16.4 -8.2 -2.2 -3.8 35.2 3.2 35.2 3.2
1996 TEX MLB 143 599 .274 .278 .349 .450 .272 .286 105 9.8 18.5 -11.8 -1.1 -1.5 14.5 1.3 14.5 1.3
1997 TEX MLB 17 48 .169 .261 .327 .408 .256 .034 106 -4.8 1.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
1997 TUL AA 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OKL AAA 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 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
1981 MOD A+ 186 28 34 3 0 5 19 46 33 2 2 .246 .430 .377 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MOD A+ 320 44 63 18 0 8 37 63 46 4 4 .249 .403 .415 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MOD A+ 467 55 92 18 2 7 62 82 71 1 2 .243 .379 .357 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 OAK MLB 88 10 20 2 1 1 5 11 21 0 0 .263 .352 .355 .092 .260 3.1 0.1 0.3
1984 ABY AA 339 32 65 18 0 5 47 52 52 2 2 .231 .351 .349 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 246 23 53 12 0 3 15 28 59 2 2 .251 .344 .351 .100 .259 7.2 -0.3 0.7
1985 MOD A+ 14 1 3 3 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .214 .214 .429 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 MOD A+ 62 14 10 1 0 2 8 19 9 2 0 .238 .484 .405 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 262 26 43 9 0 10 35 39 51 7 1 .204 .325 .389 .185 .270 14.5 -0.4 1.5
1987 OAK MLB 248 19 41 3 0 8 26 30 65 1 1 .194 .292 .322 .128 .232 5.9 -0.3 0.6
1987 MOD A+ 12 4 4 1 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 .364 .417 1.000 .636 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB 316 31 74 11 1 11 37 28 70 0 1 .261 .330 .424 .163 .274 15.8 -0.2 1.7
1988 ROC AAA 50 9 10 3 1 1 0 9 15 0 0 .244 .380 .439 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 489 72 106 21 2 26 65 73 117 3 2 .258 .369 .509 .251 .318 40.4 1.6 4.6
1990 BAL MLB 559 68 99 21 2 15 51 106 160 2 4 .223 .376 .381 .158 .287 31.2 -0.2 3.3
1991 DET MLB 608 85 132 17 2 31 89 101 131 3 3 .263 .387 .491 .228 .307 53.3 0.7 5.7
1992 DET MLB 654 82 125 25 0 32 83 122 137 0 6 .238 .379 .469 .230 .303 45.2 -2.4 4.7
1993 DET MLB 637 79 128 25 4 32 110 109 139 3 7 .245 .372 .492 .247 .298 37.1 -6.8 3.1
1994 DET MLB 444 57 84 18 2 17 51 97 98 0 1 .248 .419 .463 .215 .299 26.2 -3.3 2.2
1995 TEX MLB 547 76 102 19 1 32 78 107 110 0 0 .238 .396 .510 .273 .312 35.2 -2.2 3.2
1996 TEX MLB 599 78 121 26 1 24 83 95 137 2 1 .246 .366 .450 .204 .274 14.5 -1.1 1.3
1997 TUL AA 15 4 2 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 .182 .400 .455 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OKL AAA 15 4 4 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 .444 .667 .556 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TEX MLB 48 5 4 1 0 3 4 3 12 0 0 .091 .167 .318 .227 .169 -4.8 0.0 -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

Injury History

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

Compensation

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMike Gianella2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefChris Rodriguez2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMatthew Trueblood2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefWilson Karaman2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefJordan Gorosh2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefR.J. Anderson2014-12-19
BP Unfiltered: The LOL-Time Home Run Derby TeamSam Miller2013-07-16
Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop SummerLarry Granillo2013-04-11
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: How to Hit, According to Kevin LongAdam Sobsey2013-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Overthinking It: Why Nobody Gets Caught StealingBen Lindbergh2012-11-08
Prospectus Hit and Run: Pudge RetiresJay Jaffe2012-04-20
Wezen-Ball: The Payphone Stadium ProjectLarry Granillo2012-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Athletics Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to WashingtonR.J. Anderson2011-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to WashingtonKevin Goldstein2011-12-23
Wezen-Ball: New Unis Same as the OldLarry Granillo2011-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Fall League PreviewKevin Goldstein2011-10-04
The Lineup Card: Cult Favorites: 18 Non-Star Ballplayers Who Should be Better RememberedBaseball Prospectus2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Catch as Catch CanGeoff Young2011-04-12
Wezen-Ball: Phiten the ScourgeLarry Granillo2011-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
The Unappreciated Slugger: Why Jim Thome Gets OverlookedBrandon Warne2010-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Who is the Best Switch-Hitter?Eric Seidman2010-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWSJay Jaffe2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: A's Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Review and ResetJoe Sheehan2009-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rob DeerDavid Laurila2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 27Jay Jaffe2009-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leaps Forward, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Systems Retrospective, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Where Did the Mets Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint American League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: AL WestKevin Goldstein2006-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 21-28Christina Kahrl2005-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Right to Remain SilentWill Carroll2005-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Illusions in PhoenixJoe Sheehan2005-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - CatchersBaseball Prospectus2005-02-01
Prospectus Today: Looking Both WaysJoe Sheehan2004-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-13
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Eddie AwardJeff Bower2003-02-28
2003 Internet Hall Of Fame Results: Presented by STATLG-L and Baseball ProspectusNeal Traven2003-01-06
The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Ryan Wilkins2002-11-18
Doctoring the Numbers: The Doctor is...Gone.Rany Jazayerli2000-08-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris = Mickey Tettleton?
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
That was KG's comp, and I think it makes sense. (Jason Parks)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)No one questions my defensive abilities on the field, but will I hit enough to be a decent offensive catcher in the Bigs?
(Taylor Teagarden from OKC)
OKC? You're in the big leagues, baby! I compared him to kinda a Mickey Tettleton type with defensive chops, and I still like that. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)What about Taylor Teagarden makes you think that there are 6 other players in the Rangers org who currently are better prospects? Fault of his or just the strength of the system?
(Lincoln from Facebook)
A little bit of both, really. The Rangers system is crazy crazy deep right now. Teagarden ability, or inability to consistently play behind the plate is the concern right now, and he's just not going to hit for average down the line -- He'll be more like a Mickey Tettleton type with a tick less power. (Kevin Goldstein)


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