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Portrait of Augie Ojeda

Augie Ojeda 2BCubs

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 1236 .234 .320 .313 .226 1
Birth Date12-20-1974
Height5' 9"
Weight175 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
2000 CHN 25 28 89 77 10 17 3 1 2 28 10 9 0 1 1 8 0 1 .221 .307 .364 .231 0.6 0.8 0.1
2001 CHN 26 78 162 144 16 29 5 1 1 39 12 20 2 2 2 12 1 0 .201 .269 .271 .195 -4.7 0.3 -0.4
2002 CHN 27 30 81 70 4 13 4 0 0 17 5 5 1 1 4 4 1 0 .186 .247 .243 .187 -3.4 0.5 -0.3
2003 CHN 28 12 27 25 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .185 .120 .103 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
2004 MIN 29 30 72 59 16 20 1 0 2 27 10 3 0 1 2 7 1 1 .339 .429 .458 .307 4.9 2.2 0.7
2007 ARI 32 57 132 113 16 31 2 2 1 40 15 13 0 2 2 12 1 0 .274 .354 .354 .244 3.6 1.9 0.5
2008 ARI 33 105 272 231 27 56 9 2 0 69 26 24 10 1 4 17 0 0 .242 .343 .299 .230 3.8 1.7 0.5
2009 ARI 34 103 309 264 38 65 17 3 1 91 32 28 6 1 6 16 3 1 .246 .340 .345 .240 3.0 2.4 0.5
2010 ARI 35 59 92 79 6 15 3 0 0 18 8 8 0 2 3 5 0 1 .190 .258 .228 .198 -2.9 -1.0 -0.4
Career5021236106213524944973321191152011248174.234.320.313.2261.79.01.0

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
1997 FRD A+ 0 147 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BOW AA 0 238 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ROC AAA 0 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 0 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 0 528 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ROC AAA 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 28 89 .231 .258 .327 .414 .250 .224 101 -3 2.5 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2000 IOW AAA 0 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 78 162 .195 .265 .335 .435 .263 .224 99 -11.4 4.3 1.4 0.3 1.7 -4.7 -0.4 -4.7 -0.4
2002 CHN MLB 30 81 .187 .271 .339 .428 .268 .197 97 -6.3 2.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2002 IOW AAA 73 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHN MLB 12 27 .103 .259 .324 .398 .253 .150 102 -4.6 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.4 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2003 IOW AAA 106 334 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 30 72 .307 .278 .337 .443 .262 .327 101 3.7 2.1 0.2 2.2 0.2 4.9 0.7 4.9 0.7
2004 ROC AAA 90 385 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROC AAA 105 370 .209 .268 .334 .419 .249 .236 106 -19.5 10.3 3.2 -4.6 1.0 -3.6 -0.8 -3.6 -0.8
2006 IOW AAA 115 378 .248 .267 .341 .406 .264 .263 98 -4.5 10.5 4.8 -2.3 1.9 12.4 1.0 12.3 1.0
2007 ARI MLB 57 132 .244 .268 .332 .419 .258 .297 104 -2.3 3.9 0.4 1.9 1.9 3.4 0.5 3.6 0.5
2007 TUC AAA 32 118 .259 .286 .346 .441 .266 .348 106 -0.1 3.5 1.5 5.4 1.4 7.7 1.3 7.7 1.3
2008 ARI MLB 105 272 .230 .256 .327 .402 .258 .269 100 -8.8 7.9 0.9 1.7 2.2 3.8 0.5 3.8 0.5
2009 ARI MLB 103 309 .240 .251 .324 .398 .256 .271 99 -6.5 8.9 1.6 2.4 1.2 3.0 0.5 3.0 0.5
2010 ARI MLB 59 92 .198 .253 .325 .391 .266 .205 95 -5.8 2.5 0.3 -1.0 -0.7 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
2011 IOW AAA 18 58 .203 .283 .355 .457 .273 .208 103 -3.9 1.8 0.8 0.1 -0.6 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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
1997 BOW AA 238 33 60 9 1 2 23 31 17 7 0 .294 .395 .377 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ROC AAA 55 5 11 3 1 0 6 8 4 1 2 .234 .345 .340 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FRD A+ 147 25 44 11 1 1 20 18 18 2 5 .344 .429 .469 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 BOW AA 293 36 65 10 2 1 19 36 30 0 3 .256 .355 .323 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOW AA 528 73 123 18 4 10 60 57 47 6 2 .267 .362 .389 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ROC AAA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 IOW AAA 436 56 111 23 2 8 43 33 27 16 6 .280 .346 .409 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 89 10 17 3 1 2 8 10 9 0 1 .221 .307 .364 .143 .231 0.6 0.8 0.1
2001 CHN MLB 162 16 29 5 1 1 12 12 20 1 0 .201 .269 .271 .069 .195 -4.7 0.3 -0.4
2002 IOW AAA 336 54 67 20 4 1 27 31 30 5 3 .230 .323 .337 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 81 4 13 4 0 0 4 5 5 1 0 .186 .247 .243 .057 .187 -3.4 0.5 -0.3
2003 IOW AAA 334 42 71 10 3 2 23 34 25 4 0 .251 .345 .329 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHN MLB 27 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .120 .185 .120 .000 .103 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
2004 ROC AAA 385 49 80 19 0 2 21 39 33 7 5 .242 .326 .317 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 72 16 20 1 0 2 7 10 3 1 1 .339 .429 .458 .119 .307 4.9 2.2 0.7
2005 ROC AAA 370 42 70 16 0 3 33 33 33 3 2 .224 .319 .304 .080 .209 -3.6 -4.6 -0.8
2006 IOW AAA 378 40 76 11 1 3 25 46 38 4 1 .248 .349 .320 .072 .248 12.3 -2.3 1.0
2007 TUC AAA 118 20 32 8 0 0 17 10 11 1 0 .323 .388 .404 .081 .259 7.7 5.4 1.3
2007 ARI MLB 132 16 31 2 2 1 12 15 13 1 0 .274 .354 .354 .080 .244 3.6 1.9 0.5
2008 ARI MLB 272 27 56 9 2 0 17 26 24 0 0 .242 .343 .299 .056 .230 3.8 1.7 0.5
2009 ARI MLB 309 38 65 17 3 1 16 32 28 3 1 .246 .340 .345 .098 .240 3.0 2.4 0.5
2010 ARI MLB 92 6 15 3 0 0 5 8 8 0 1 .190 .258 .228 .038 .198 -2.9 -1.0 -0.4
2011 IOW AAA 58 7 10 1 0 0 3 6 3 0 0 .200 .281 .220 .020 .203 -3.0 0.1 -0.3

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
2008 945 0.5122 0.4348 0.8756 0.5806 0.2798 0.9288 0.7597 0.1244
2009 1054 0.5389 0.4549 0.8852 0.6303 0.2490 0.9274 0.7603 0.1127
2010 333 0.5165 0.4474 0.8993 0.5872 0.2981 0.9505 0.7917 0.0940
Career23320.52490.44570.88330.6040.26850.93130.76450.1148

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-08 2011-05-31 Minors 53 48 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-03-08 2011-03-24 Camp 16 0 Low Back Spasms -
2011-02-24 2011-02-28 Camp 4 0 Low Back Spasms -
2009-05-30 2009-05-31 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2009-04-29 2009-05-02 DTD 3 3 Groin Strain -
2008-05-26 2008-06-02 DTD 7 7 Groin Strain -
2004-09-02 2004-09-06 DTD 4 4 Right Hip Soreness -
1998-04-05 1998-06-25 Minors 81 0 Right Wrist Fracture Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 ARI $825,000
2009 ARI $712,500
2008 ARI $550,000
2007 ARI $395,000
2004 MIN $320,000
2002 CHN $240,000
2001 CHN $212,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$3,255,000
7 yrTotal$3,255,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 169 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/27/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.825M (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 12/11/09 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.7125M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 12/10/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2008). Re-signed by Arizona 12/6/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Signed as a free agent 11/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 6/14/07.
  • 1 year (2006) (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2005). Sent outright to AAA 9/05.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004). Signed as a free agent 11/03 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/04.
  • Drafted 1996 (13-381).

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

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Upside By Year

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Last year we warned that Ojeda's numbers had been historically inflated by intentional walks, a symptom of batting in front of the pitcher. This year no such warning is required, as the supposed super-sub floundered with the bat without providing much utility in the field. At 36 years old, his usefulness has expired, and with his non-tender in December, Ojeda appears to be headed for a string of minor-league deals with spring training invitations to compete for the 25th spot on a roster. Signing him might not hurt, but realistically, it won't help, either.
2010 At first glance, Ojeda appears to be a very valuable supersub capable of manning several positions while reaching base at a decent clip. However, at least some of the on-base percentage success is a mirage, the byproduct of being bypassed to get to the pitcher. Removing intentional walks drops Ojeda's on-base percentages since 2007 to .338, .334, and .328. Ojeda has slugged only .329 during those same seasons, so there really isn't much offense here at all. Ojeda's defensive versatility has value, but he turned 35 in December, so that's only going to be true for so much longer.
2009 Ojeda was so valuable in filling in for Hudson at the end of 2007 that the D'backs brought him back as a utility player. He quickly showed why he'd bounced from Triple-A team to Triple-A team when he was in his late 20s—though Ojeda is willing to take a walk, slugging percentages of under .300 just don't make you a keeper. Re-signed in September before arbitration, if he's kept to a reserve role behind even Felipe Lopez at the keystone, he's an adequate and acquired taste.
2008 Pressed into action when Hudson broke down, this well-traveled utility man got be Walter Mitty in snake skin down the stretch, only to see the fantasy of getting to the World Series come up short. Nearing the end, he's not too different from what he was when he first came up with the Cubs, a good pair of hands to catch the ball in the field and to attempt sac bunts at the plate. That was apparently enough for the D'backs, who re-signed him to a one-year deal.
2005 In the competition for a utility infielder's spot, Augie squashed Alex Prieto like a bug, probably the only context in which a mighty mite like Ojeda could make that claim. Ojeda's a worthy inheritor to the Cookie Newman spot on the roster, since he can pick it and bunt, and that just about taps out his list of positives.
2003 With Grudzielanek and Ramon Martinez in the fold, and Bobby Hill awaiting Dusty Baker’s judgment, Ojeda’s pretty well walled off from the big leagues as a Cub. He can bunt and run a little, and he’s a sweet fielder. If Luis Lopez and Miguel Cairo can hang around, so can he.
2002 He's one of the easy favorites in any "coolest name" contest. Spot duty as a utility infielder is no way to build a respectable-looking season as a hitter, but Ojeda switch hits, he can handle any position, he’s a good bunter, and he can drop a fly ball in the Wrigley Field basket once in a while.
2001 Augie Ojeda is a good shortstop, a switch-hitter with a little power, and a great bunter. No, this isn't a collection of skills you find in one player very often, but with two right-handed-hitting starters without a lot of range in the middle infield, Ojeda was and continues to be the best choice for the utility job. Plus, anybody named Augie is an instant cult hero.
2000 Stuck at Bowie despite a string of injuries to Rochester shortstops, he's never been able to replicate his initial professional success. Considering that his glovework, little-ball skills and attitude all come highly praised by his managers, it surprises me that he gets so little consideration from the organization. He could still manage a Reboulet-like career.
1999 A ‘96 Olympian, he was supposed to be an all-glove no-hit infielder, but he surprised everyone in ‘97 with his ability to work pitchers. Unfortunately, he broke a bone in his wrist, missed the first half of the year, and while he still worked pitchers well, was unable to drive anything. My usual rule of thumb is that any season with a wrist injury can be ignored; they have horrible effects on hitting until they’re fully healed, which usually takes an off-season. Reserve judgment until spring.
1998 A 16th-round pick in 1996, he was expected to be a weak hitter with a great glove, a Rafael Belliard-type, and his performance with the Olympic team did nothing to change that idea. Last year, though, he hit for a decent average and took walks, enough to match the average hitting of a major league shortstop, while fielding at a major league level as well. If he can only hold the level of ’97, to say nothing of increasing it, he should replace Bordick sometime this season.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Kelly Johnson will do as the 2B for the D-Backs this year?
(Desert Fox from Phoenix)
Not as good as Ruben Gotay would have. Johnson's a capable player, essentially average when healthy. Better him than Augie Ojeda. He has limited upside. (Joe Sheehan)


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