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Portrait of Fernando Vina

Fernando Vina 2BBrewers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 4742 .282 .348 .379 .255 11.2
Birth Date4-16-1969
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
BatsL
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
1993 SEA 24 24 53 45 5 10 2 0 0 12 4 3 3 0 1 2 6 0 .222 .327 .267 .229 -1.9 -0.1 -0.2
1994 NYN 25 79 150 124 20 31 6 0 0 37 12 11 12 0 2 6 3 1 .250 .372 .298 .256 2.1 1.5 0.3
1995 MIL 26 113 325 288 46 74 7 7 3 104 22 28 9 2 4 29 6 3 .257 .327 .361 .238 7.3 -2.9 0.4
1996 MIL 27 140 615 554 94 157 19 10 7 217 38 35 13 4 6 46 16 7 .283 .342 .392 .252 18.8 6.5 2.4
1997 MIL 28 79 348 324 37 89 12 2 4 117 12 23 7 3 2 28 8 7 .275 .312 .361 .237 -1.8 4.2 0.2
1998 MIL 29 159 722 637 101 198 39 7 7 272 54 46 25 1 5 45 22 16 .311 .386 .427 .285 42.0 -0.9 4.0
1999 MIL 30 37 177 154 17 41 7 0 1 51 14 6 4 2 3 16 5 2 .266 .339 .331 .239 2.0 1.8 0.4
2000 SLN 31 123 554 487 81 146 24 6 4 194 36 36 28 1 2 31 10 8 .300 .380 .398 .266 19.5 4.3 2.2
2001 SLN 32 154 690 631 95 191 30 8 9 264 32 35 22 2 3 56 17 7 .303 .357 .418 .267 28.3 -8.9 1.9
2002 SLN 33 150 692 622 75 168 29 5 1 210 44 36 18 7 1 54 17 11 .270 .333 .338 .241 4.4 -5.4 -0.1
2003 SLN 34 61 285 259 35 65 14 4 4 99 11 24 11 1 3 23 4 4 .251 .309 .382 .240 6.5 -4.5 0.2
2004 DET 35 29 131 115 21 26 5 0 0 31 9 9 5 1 1 7 2 1 .226 .308 .270 .206 -5.4 -0.8 -0.6
Career114847424240627119619449401608288292157243334311667.282.348.379.255122.0-5.211.2

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
1991 CMB A 129 569 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SLU A+ 111 462 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TID AAA 11 33 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SEA MLB 24 53 .229 .264 .328 .412 .261 .238 101 -1.7 1.5 0 -0.1 -1.8 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
1993 NOR AAA 73 303 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .230 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NYN MLB 79 150 .256 .261 .327 .399 .253 .274 99 -0.6 4.6 0.3 1.5 -0.8 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
1994 NOR AAA 6 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .188 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIL MLB 113 325 .238 .269 .341 .429 .266 .274 102 -7.8 9.7 -0.2 -2.9 2.3 7.3 0.4 7.3 0.4
1996 MIL MLB 140 615 .252 .276 .346 .444 .268 .291 99 -5.6 19.0 -0.9 6.5 2.5 18.8 2.4 18.8 2.4
1997 MIL MLB 79 348 .237 .271 .337 .427 .263 .283 97 -8.7 9.6 -0.6 4.2 0.3 -1.8 0.2 -1.8 0.2
1997 STO A+ 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TUC AAA 0 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .471 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MIL MLB 159 722 .285 .263 .329 .409 .256 .326 99 19.7 18.7 -1 -0.9 3.4 42.0 4.0 42.0 4.0
1999 MIL MLB 37 177 .239 .274 .341 .434 .264 .268 97 -4.4 4.8 -0.3 1.8 1.1 2.0 0.4 2.0 0.4
1999 BLT A 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 123 554 .266 .269 .344 .436 .262 .317 104 3.7 15.3 -0.8 4.3 2.7 19.5 2.2 19.5 2.2
2001 SLN MLB 154 690 .267 .265 .331 .434 .261 .309 100 5.3 18.6 -0.9 -8.9 2.9 28.3 1.9 28.3 1.9
2002 SLN MLB 150 692 .241 .260 .328 .418 .260 .282 99 -14.2 17.6 -0.9 -5.4 1.4 4.4 -0.1 4.4 -0.1
2003 SLN MLB 61 285 .240 .263 .331 .420 .258 .263 103 -6.3 7.5 -0.4 -4.5 3.1 6.5 0.2 6.5 0.2
2003 MEM AAA 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 29 131 .206 .273 .339 .441 .264 .243 103 -7.8 3.9 -0.2 -0.8 0.5 -5.4 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6

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
1991 CMB A 569 77 135 23 6 6 50 46 27 42 22 .271 .345 .378 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TID AAA 33 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .200 .188 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SLU A+ 462 61 124 15 5 1 42 32 26 36 17 .295 .346 .361 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NOR AAA 303 24 66 6 4 4 27 7 17 16 11 .230 .255 .321 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SEA MLB 53 5 10 2 0 0 2 4 3 6 0 .222 .327 .267 .044 .229 -1.9 -0.1 -0.2
1994 NYN MLB 150 20 31 6 0 0 6 12 11 3 1 .250 .372 .298 .048 .256 2.1 1.5 0.3
1994 NOR AAA 20 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 .176 .263 .176 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIL MLB 325 46 74 7 7 3 29 22 28 6 3 .257 .327 .361 .104 .238 7.3 -2.9 0.4
1996 MIL MLB 615 94 157 19 10 7 46 38 35 16 7 .283 .342 .392 .108 .252 18.8 6.5 2.4
1997 TUC AAA 24 3 9 3 0 1 5 3 1 0 1 .474 .583 .789 .316 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 STO A+ 9 2 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 .444 .444 .667 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MIL MLB 348 37 89 12 2 4 28 12 23 8 7 .275 .312 .361 .086 .237 -1.8 4.2 0.2
1998 MIL MLB 722 101 198 39 7 7 45 54 46 22 16 .311 .386 .427 .116 .285 42.0 -0.9 4.0
1999 BLT A 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .300 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MIL MLB 177 17 41 7 0 1 16 14 6 5 2 .266 .339 .331 .065 .239 2.0 1.8 0.4
2000 SLN MLB 554 81 146 24 6 4 31 36 36 10 8 .300 .380 .398 .099 .266 19.5 4.3 2.2
2001 SLN MLB 690 95 191 30 8 9 56 32 35 17 7 .303 .357 .418 .116 .267 28.3 -8.9 1.9
2002 SLN MLB 692 75 168 29 5 1 54 44 36 17 11 .270 .333 .338 .068 .241 4.4 -5.4 -0.1
2003 MEM AAA 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .176 .263 .176 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 285 35 65 14 4 4 23 11 24 4 4 .251 .309 .382 .131 .240 6.5 -4.5 0.2
2004 DET MLB 131 21 26 5 0 0 7 9 9 2 1 .226 .308 .270 .043 .206 -5.4 -0.8 -0.6

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
2005-04-04 2005-10-03 60-DL 182 162 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2004-05-12 2004-10-04 60-DL 145 130 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-05-26 2003-08-30 60-DL 96 86 Right Thigh Surgery Hamstring Tendon 2003-05-30 -
2000-06-18 2000-07-03 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-08-08 1999-08-08 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis - -
1999-06-04 1999-10-04 60-DL 122 108 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-05-10 1999-05-25 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps - -
1997-04-20 1997-07-18 60-DL 89 77 Left Ankle Fracture Fibula Sliding - -
1994-05-22 1994-06-06 15-DL 15 13 Right Foot Contusion Heel - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SEA $3,000,000
2004 DET $3,000,000
2003 SLN $5,000,000
2002 SLN $4,333,333
2001 SLN $4,333,333
2000 SLN $2,300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$21,966,666
6 yrTotal$21,966,666

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 31 dLevinson bros

Details
  • released 3/06 signed as a free agent from DT 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12/03, 2 year/$6M (04-05), 04:$3M, 05:$3M
  • 3 year/$15M (01-03)+$4.5M 04 club option $1M signing bonus
  • 01:$4M+$1M signing bonus, 02:$4M, 03:$5M, 04:$4.5M club option with $1M buyout

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 )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 While the Ivan Rodriguez and Rondell White signings are at least debatable both then and now, bringing in Vina for two years was one of the most inexplicable deals in recent memory. Frankly, that he got hurt early, allowing Omar Infante to work his way into the lineup, was probably the best-case scenario for the Tigers. The knee isn't healing well, so odds are he'll miss Opening Day. The only question left is whether the Tigers are willing to eat the last year of the contract and simply release him.
2003 Vina’s not a bad guy to have, but if you’re paying him $4–5 million, as the Cardinals have had to in the last couple of years, you’re paying too much. That’s not an indictment of Vina as much as an acknowledgment that there are plenty of people who can crank out OBPs in the .330–.350 range and play a decent second base. Vina’s getting old, and losing little slivers of ability with age. Like Mickey Morandini, he could be one of those guys whose contract runs out after his career does. Nevertheless, right now, he’s still legitimately one of the game’s best bunters, as opposed to being reputed to be a great bunter because he’s asked to bunt a lot.
2002 Vina is an outstanding defensive second baseman who does almost everything pretty well. He's a great bunter to both sides of the mound, he augments a low walk total with a few HBPs, and he turns a lot of easy doubles into triples. Vina is a hustle player with some legitimate skills, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him start turning a few of those doubles into home runs. He will outperform the forecast above and could blossom into a 15-homer guy.
2001 Fernando Vina is a very solid player. He plays defense pretty well, posts a reasonable average, and makes up for his impatience at the plate by sticking any convenient body part in front of breaking curves with amazing regularity. If he drew 20 more walks a year, he'd be a great leadoff man. Vina will probably show a bit more power than we're forecasting here. I wouldn't be surprised to see him hit 40 doubles, draw 40 walks, and get hit by 25 pitches. Thwap.
2000 He spent most of spring training hurt, and was knocked out for good in May by running into Burnitz while going for a pop-up in short right field. He's the new face for the Jim Gantner Test: adequacy is nice when Ron Belliard isn't around, but once he is, you don't need Vina. Bando's failure to trade him for anything of value before the season was a missed opportunity. Lucky for him there’s Walt Jocketty, who took Vina off his hands in exchange for Juan Acevedo. Vina will be the starting second baseman for the Cards.
1999 The ultimate scrapper, and a good example of why analysts shouldn’t take players for granted. Vina acknowledged his past problems at reaching base, and wound up being one of the NL’s best leadoff men. Wisely enough, the Brewers are trying to cash him in after the best year of his career (and with Ronnie Belliard waiting in the wings). Is he a great defensive player? He’s probably the best man in baseball on turning the pivot, and that’s very valuable, but he doesn’t have tremendous range. He’s got a better case for the Gold Glove than Bret Boone.
1998 A week after Valentin went down, Vina broke his leg sliding into second. The penalty for these injuries was that the Brewers traded a solid catching prospect, Creighton Gubanich, for Jeff Huson. It begs the question of why teams even bother to have minor leagues if they can’t crank out their own Jeff Huson. Totally inadequate as a leadoff hitter, and the kind of player the Brewers can’t afford to carry in the non-DH league.
1997 Getting clubbed by Albert Belle might be the best thing that ever happened to him: managers will remember his name when filling that all-important “guy that can’t hit” spot on the roster. Pretty much the incarnation of the Phil Garner Brewers: scrappy, harboring a borderline Napoleonic Complex, but basically ineffectual.
1996  Vina got a shot starting at second after Listach showed he has little left. He wasn't the best defensive player, but with some speed and a lefty bat, he'll have a good future as a utility infielder. As a hitter, he's the perfect nemesis for old-time headhunters like Bruce Kison or Dave Stieb. He dives relentlessly into the strike zone like a salmon flinging itself upriver to spawn, and gets hit with enough pitches that he seems to ignore making the "reasonable effort" to get out of the way.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kolten Wong - the next Dustin Pedroia, or the next Fernando Vina (I'm not implying PEDs, FWIW)? Much thanks.
(Dan from Idaho )
Closer to Vina (Jason Parks)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableSteven: I think the fielder has the right to field the ball, so had Fowler run into Utley prior to the Utley having possession, it would have been interference.

The runner does have title to the baseline if the fielder has possession, which is why the Albert Belle/Fernando Vina play was legal and, in my eyes anyway, good hard-nosed baseball.
(Joe Sheehan)