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Chad Hermansen CFPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 541 .195 .255 .329 .203 -2.9
Birth Date9-10-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight185 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
1999 PIT 21 19 69 60 5 14 3 0 1 20 7 19 1 0 1 1 2 2 .233 .324 .333 .220 -2.5 -1.4 -0.4
2000 PIT 22 33 117 108 12 20 4 1 2 32 6 37 0 1 2 8 0 0 .185 .226 .296 .172 -10.5 -4.9 -1.4
2001 PIT 23 22 56 55 5 9 1 0 2 16 1 18 0 0 0 5 0 1 .164 .179 .291 .160 -6.1 0.3 -0.6
2002 CHN 24 35 49 43 3 9 3 0 1 15 5 14 0 0 1 3 0 0 .209 .292 .349 .220 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1
2002 PIT 24 65 216 194 22 40 11 1 7 74 17 68 1 1 3 15 7 5 .206 .272 .381 .231 0.3 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN 25 11 27 25 2 4 1 0 0 5 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 .160 .222 .200 .183 -2.2 -0.0 -0.2
2004 TOR 26 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .012 -2.1 0.0 -0.2
Career189541492499623213162381682273498.195.255.329.203-23.9-6.4-2.9

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
1995 ERI A- 44 189 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 AUG A 62 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LYN A+ 68 287 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CAR AA 0 566 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 0 512 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PIT MLB 19 69 .220 .261 .327 .420 .251 .325 98 -3.3 1.9 -0.2 -1.4 -0.9 -2.5 -0.4 -2.5 -0.4
1999 NAS AAA 0 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 33 117 .172 .266 .334 .433 .258 .257 100 -12.2 3.2 0.1 -4.9 -0.6 -10.5 -1.4 -10.5 -1.4
2000 NAS AAA 0 328 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PIT MLB 22 56 .160 .259 .327 .426 .259 .200 99 -6.1 1.5 -0.3 0.3 -1.0 -6.1 -0.6 -6.1 -0.6
2001 NAS AAA 123 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 35 49 .220 .254 .324 .400 .250 .286 101 -2.1 1.2 0 -0.5 0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2002 PIT MLB 65 216 .231 .259 .324 .412 .257 .275 102 -6.8 5.5 0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2002 NAS AAA 16 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 11 27 .183 .250 .319 .401 .252 .250 96 -2.3 0.7 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2003 VRO A+ 17 71 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 68 257 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 4 7 .012 .263 .339 .422 .262 .000 105 -1.9 0.2 0 0.0 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2004 SYR AAA 42 166 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ABQ AAA 89 330 .259 .278 .346 .434 .265 .368 118 -0.3 9.9 -2.1 -1.7 -0.2 5.4 0.4 5.4 0.4
2007 NWO AAA 27 109 .237 .264 .334 .417 .258 .362 92 -3.6 4.1 0.2 2.8 0.1 1.0 0.4 1.0 0.4

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
1995 ERI A- 189 30 45 8 3 6 25 18 39 4 2 .273 .358 .467 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LYN A+ 287 40 69 11 3 10 46 29 56 5 1 .275 .357 .462 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 AUG A 273 41 57 11 3 14 41 38 65 11 3 .252 .379 .513 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CAR AA 566 87 134 31 4 20 70 69 136 18 6 .275 .376 .478 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 512 81 118 26 5 28 78 50 152 21 4 .258 .336 .520 .262 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NAS AAA 535 89 134 27 3 32 97 35 119 19 10 .270 .323 .530 .260 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PIT MLB 69 5 14 3 0 1 1 7 19 2 2 .233 .324 .333 .100 .220 -2.5 -1.4 -0.4
2000 NAS AAA 328 47 66 12 1 11 38 25 89 16 4 .224 .305 .384 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 117 12 20 4 1 2 8 6 37 0 0 .185 .226 .296 .111 .172 -10.5 -4.9 -1.4
2001 NAS AAA 499 75 110 22 6 17 63 41 154 22 5 .246 .315 .436 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PIT MLB 56 5 9 1 0 2 5 1 18 0 1 .164 .179 .291 .127 .160 -6.1 0.3 -0.6
2002 NAS AAA 66 11 11 2 0 4 9 8 23 1 0 .196 .318 .446 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 49 3 9 3 0 1 3 5 14 0 0 .209 .292 .349 .140 .220 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1
2002 PIT MLB 216 22 40 11 1 7 15 17 68 7 5 .206 .272 .381 .175 .231 0.3 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 257 43 83 15 1 9 31 19 38 4 1 .353 .406 .540 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 VRO A+ 71 12 15 4 0 1 7 6 7 0 1 .238 .304 .349 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 27 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 .160 .222 .200 .040 .183 -2.2 -0.0 -0.2
2004 TOR MLB 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .012 -2.1 0.0 -0.2
2004 SYR AAA 166 18 35 9 1 6 18 16 52 0 0 .240 .315 .438 .199 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ABQ AAA 330 46 83 15 3 9 44 30 84 9 2 .283 .355 .447 .164 .259 5.4 -1.7 0.4
2007 NWO AAA 109 10 27 4 0 2 13 8 28 2 1 .273 .333 .374 .101 .237 1.0 2.8 0.4

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
2003-03-30 2003-05-16 15-DL 47 41 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Scar Tissue 2002-10-02
2002-10-01 2002-10-01 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Scar Tissue 2002-10-02
2002-03-31 2002-05-11 15-DL 41 33 Hip Strain Buttock -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 LAN $312,500
2002 PIT, CHN $223,000
2000 PIT $205,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$740,500
3 yrTotal$740,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 114 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 4/04 sent to minor-league camp 3/04 signed as a free agent from LA 12/03 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 9/03 designated for assignment 7/03
  • contract purchased 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03
  • 1 year/$0.3125M (03)
  • acquired in trade from CHC 11/02 acquired in trade from PIT 7/02 contract purchased 9/01

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
2003 What do you do with Hermansen? He kills fastballs, but from the bench he goes stale faster than an open bag of chips, so heís not cut out for the pinch-hitting duties a reserve outfielder is supposed to handle. He can play center and give you some pop, but there seems to be a preference for lower-wattage hitters like Tsuyoshi Shinjo, who seem so athletic they must be bringing you other bits of little goodness. Spliced into Jim Tracyís platoons, he has a chance to be an asset as a part-time player.
2002 He's still operating on the same code: If (strike=true) { Swing(ball); } Else { Swing_Anyway(ball); }. Until Hermansen is taught to identify a breaking ball, heís not going to develop at all as a hitter. Heís a great defensive center fielder with good tools. Out of options, he has to make the 25-man roster or hit the road, but learning in the majors will be difficult for a player who hasnít mastered Triple-A. If the A's grab him, heíll be an All-Star in two years.
2001 Last season was a complete disaster for Chad Hermansen, long considered the Piratesí top prospect by scouts. He came to the majors with no plate discipline and had trouble recognizing breaking balls. When he struggled early, the Pirates tinkered with his swing to get him to lift the ball more, throwing his mechanics off so badly that he couldnít hit at Nashville, either. He needs to learn to be selective in Triple-A before heíll have a shot at hitting in the majors.
2000 Heís the new enigma now that Guillen's gone. Hermansen has tremendous power and put up a generally strong performance for a 22-year-old at Triple-A. Heís finally found a defensive home in center field and is as good or better with the glove as many of the Piratesí major-league outfielders. However, his plate discipline has gotten worse at Triple-A, prompting much concern. A large part of his woes must be attributed to the Nashville coaching staff, which has screwed up a number of Pirate hitting prospects in the last three years. Given his age and previous history of drawing walks, I'd bet on Hermansenís finding the strike zone after some initial struggles, and fulfilling his promise as an All-Star hitter.
1999 His strikeouts drew the ire of many a writer and fan, but Hermansen actually had a pretty good season. His main problem is consistency - he was ice cold until late May, got hot, got cold again, etc. - but having one position should make that easier. Will return to Triple-A to start '99 now that Giles has been brought in.
1998 Superb. The Pirates need to pick a position and stick him there. Iíd like to see him in center field to avoid the stagnation and assorted injuries many second base prospects suffer. Regardless, Hermansen should be in the majors in April, and would already be a better leadoff hitter than Womack, Nunez or anyone else on the Pirates save Kendall. According to Cam Bonifay, Hermansen will start 1998 in the minors, and the team hasnít decided exactly what position heíll play among second base, center field or possibly shortstop.
1997 The Pirates #1 pick in 1995, he was named the #1 prospect in the New York-Penn and Gulf Coast leagues in í95, and the #2 prospect in the SAL this year. Frequently compared to Cal Ripken, heís big, still growing at 6' 2", 185, has good power and knows what a walk is. He may not stay at short; he played the outfield in high school, thereís concern heíll outgrow the position and he led all of professional baseball with 53 errors.

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The Lineup Card: 10 Interesting Excerpts from Scouting ReportsBaseball Prospectus2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
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Prospectus Idol Entry: Andrew McCutchenBrian Cartwright2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: ScapegoatsSteven Goldman2007-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Hostile EnvironmentsBryan Smith2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Second Basemen of the FutureBryan Smith2007-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Shortstop ProspectsNate Silver2007-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second Base ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-13
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects - Shortstops and Third BasemenBaseball Prospectus2005-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
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