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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 8525 .265 .343 .416 .264 37.2
Birth Date12-11-1965
Height6' 1"
Weight180 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
1986 CLE 20 5 16 14 3 5 2 0 1 10 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 .357 .438 .714 .370 1.6 0.2 0.2
1987 CLE 21 38 137 125 14 27 9 1 2 44 8 31 1 0 3 13 2 0 .216 .269 .352 .238 2.3 -3.0 -0.1
1988 CLE 22 73 236 211 23 46 5 1 2 59 21 53 1 2 1 21 4 2 .218 .289 .280 .228 0.2 -8.6 -0.9
1989 PIT 23 78 303 271 33 70 13 3 2 95 19 47 1 2 10 27 5 3 .258 .307 .351 .237 7.9 -4.4 0.4
1990 PIT 24 159 696 583 93 148 28 7 7 211 65 109 3 6 39 52 10 6 .254 .329 .362 .261 30.6 -4.3 2.8
1991 PIT 25 157 697 608 96 164 32 8 16 260 52 99 4 3 30 67 10 6 .270 .330 .428 .273 35.8 5.4 4.4
1992 PIT 26 159 712 632 87 167 36 6 9 242 55 103 4 2 19 55 7 5 .264 .326 .383 .265 35.2 10.0 5.0
1993 PIT 27 154 701 604 102 187 32 9 9 264 77 122 6 1 13 51 16 10 .310 .392 .437 .282 46.3 15.3 6.2
1994 PIT 28 110 487 424 68 117 35 4 9 187 49 82 3 3 8 45 2 0 .276 .353 .441 .267 26.2 13.9 3.9
1995 PIT 29 138 593 530 79 139 28 4 13 214 55 110 4 1 3 55 2 5 .262 .336 .404 .249 19.2 2.2 2.1
1996 PIT 30 151 598 527 65 132 29 3 13 206 54 108 5 6 6 71 6 4 .250 .323 .391 .242 12.1 0.9 1.2
1997 KCA 31 153 660 573 89 167 28 3 21 264 71 101 4 9 3 92 10 6 .291 .368 .461 .282 42.1 6.0 4.7
1998 ARI 32 155 645 549 79 138 29 5 20 237 81 129 7 3 5 67 3 5 .251 .353 .432 .274 31.0 2.3 3.3
1999 ARI 33 151 688 589 132 170 32 6 38 328 82 132 4 9 4 112 7 4 .289 .374 .557 .298 53.8 -14.9 3.7
2000 ARI 34 149 649 565 87 151 30 6 18 247 70 88 3 5 6 68 7 3 .267 .348 .437 .257 14.9 -4.7 0.9
2001 ARI 35 129 509 428 59 106 24 1 13 171 65 79 4 4 8 46 0 1 .248 .349 .400 .258 7.0 -7.0 0.0
2002 ARI 36 32 56 49 3 8 1 0 2 15 5 9 1 1 0 11 0 0 .163 .250 .306 .216 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2
2003 NYN 37 72 142 116 11 21 1 0 0 22 22 38 2 1 1 3 0 0 .181 .319 .190 .204 -1.9 -1.7 -0.4
Career20638525739811231963394671953076853144357581598609160.265.343.416.264362.67.337.2

Advanced

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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
1984 ELZ Rk 66 290 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 VIS A+ 106 432 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 WBY AA 29 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CLE MLB 5 16 .370 .266 .334 .439 .272 .400 112 1.8 0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.0 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1986 WBY AA 138 593 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 CLE MLB 38 137 .238 .263 .329 .421 .263 .272 100 -3.3 4.0 1.9 -3.0 0.8 2.3 -0.1 2.3 -0.1
1987 BUF AAA 110 440 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CLE MLB 73 236 .228 .259 .325 .394 .268 .278 97 -7.2 6.2 2.8 -8.6 -0.8 0.2 -0.9 0.2 -0.9
1988 CSP AAA 49 209 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 PIT MLB 78 303 .237 .246 .307 .366 .252 .304 99 -6.6 7.9 3.6 -4.4 4.1 7.9 0.4 7.9 0.4
1989 BUF AAA 86 344 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PIT MLB 159 696 .261 .260 .321 .389 .263 .298 98 0.8 18.7 8.6 -4.3 3.5 30.6 2.8 30.6 2.8
1991 PIT MLB 157 697 .273 .251 .316 .373 .257 .298 99 9.3 18.9 8.7 5.4 1.3 35.8 4.4 35.8 4.4
1992 PIT MLB 159 712 .265 .251 .310 .367 .254 .303 97 3.3 18.5 8.5 10.0 4.4 35.2 5.0 35.2 5.0
1993 PIT MLB 154 701 .282 .263 .323 .396 .257 .376 100 16.5 20.1 9.3 15.3 1.4 46.3 6.2 46.3 6.2
1994 PIT MLB 110 487 .267 .264 .325 .405 .252 .321 100 4 14.8 6.8 13.9 -0.7 26.2 3.9 26.2 3.9
1995 PIT MLB 138 593 .249 .263 .327 .407 .254 .309 102 -7.3 17.8 8 2.2 2.9 19.2 2.1 19.2 2.1
1996 PIT MLB 151 598 .242 .260 .324 .407 .250 .289 102 -12.2 18.5 8.5 0.9 1.3 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
1997 KCA MLB 153 660 .282 .270 .338 .427 .264 .317 98 16.2 18.2 8.8 6.0 -0.5 42.1 4.7 42.1 4.7
1998 ARI MLB 155 645 .274 .262 .329 .412 .256 .293 97 10.3 16.7 7.8 2.3 -1.6 31.0 3.3 31.0 3.3
1999 ARI MLB 151 688 .298 .273 .342 .438 .262 .308 101 30.3 18.7 -1.2 -14.9 5.4 53.8 3.7 53.8 3.7
2000 ARI MLB 149 649 .257 .270 .341 .437 .261 .287 98 -2.1 17.9 -1 -4.7 0.5 14.9 0.9 14.9 0.9
2001 ARI MLB 129 509 .258 .268 .334 .441 .264 .274 101 -1.2 13.7 -0.1 -7.0 -4.9 7.0 0.0 7.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 32 56 .216 .247 .320 .393 .252 .154 103 -2.6 1.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2002 LNC A+ 7 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TUC AAA 7 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 72 142 .204 .255 .321 .406 .254 .266 97 -8.7 3.7 0.1 -1.7 1.3 -1.9 -0.4 -1.9 -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
1984 ELZ Rk 290 43 54 12 1 6 30 42 50 4 2 .220 .337 .351 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 WBY AA 124 13 34 11 2 1 14 9 16 3 3 .298 .347 .456 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 VIS A+ 432 56 106 16 6 9 59 41 73 10 6 .282 .355 .428 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CLE MLB 16 3 5 2 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 .357 .438 .714 .357 .370 1.6 0.2 0.2
1986 WBY AA 593 86 137 28 4 7 74 87 65 11 9 .277 .385 .393 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 BUF AAA 440 71 94 15 4 17 60 70 84 6 5 .260 .380 .464 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 CLE MLB 137 14 27 9 1 2 13 8 31 2 0 .216 .269 .352 .136 .238 2.3 -3.0 -0.1
1988 CSP AAA 209 35 50 12 2 7 24 26 27 3 1 .276 .370 .481 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CLE MLB 236 23 46 5 1 2 21 21 53 4 2 .218 .289 .280 .062 .228 0.2 -8.6 -0.9
1989 BUF AAA 344 49 85 15 3 10 54 38 55 12 5 .285 .368 .456 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 PIT MLB 303 33 70 13 3 2 27 19 47 5 3 .258 .307 .351 .092 .237 7.9 -4.4 0.4
1990 PIT MLB 696 93 148 28 7 7 52 65 109 10 6 .254 .329 .362 .108 .261 30.6 -4.3 2.8
1991 PIT MLB 697 96 164 32 8 16 67 52 99 10 6 .270 .330 .428 .158 .273 35.8 5.4 4.4
1992 PIT MLB 712 87 167 36 6 9 55 55 103 7 5 .264 .326 .383 .119 .265 35.2 10.0 5.0
1993 PIT MLB 701 102 187 32 9 9 51 77 122 16 10 .310 .392 .437 .127 .282 46.3 15.3 6.2
1994 PIT MLB 487 68 117 35 4 9 45 49 82 2 0 .276 .353 .441 .165 .267 26.2 13.9 3.9
1995 PIT MLB 593 79 139 28 4 13 55 55 110 2 5 .262 .336 .404 .142 .249 19.2 2.2 2.1
1996 PIT MLB 598 65 132 29 3 13 71 54 108 6 4 .250 .323 .391 .140 .242 12.1 0.9 1.2
1997 KCA MLB 660 89 167 28 3 21 92 71 101 10 6 .291 .368 .461 .169 .282 42.1 6.0 4.7
1998 ARI MLB 645 79 138 29 5 20 67 81 129 3 5 .251 .353 .432 .180 .274 31.0 2.3 3.3
1999 ARI MLB 688 132 170 32 6 38 112 82 132 7 4 .289 .374 .557 .268 .298 53.8 -14.9 3.7
2000 ARI MLB 649 87 151 30 6 18 68 70 88 7 3 .267 .348 .437 .170 .257 14.9 -4.7 0.9
2001 ARI MLB 509 59 106 24 1 13 46 65 79 0 1 .248 .349 .400 .152 .258 7.0 -7.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 56 3 8 1 0 2 11 5 9 0 0 .163 .250 .306 .143 .216 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2
2002 TUC AAA 26 4 5 3 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 .227 .346 .364 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LNC A+ 24 4 4 1 0 1 7 4 6 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 142 11 21 1 0 0 3 22 38 0 0 .181 .319 .190 .009 .204 -1.9 -1.7 -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
2003-05-22 2003-06-06 15-DL 15 12 Right Groin Strain -
2002-03-31 2002-07-20 60-DL 111 96 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
1999-07-24 1999-07-26 DTD 2 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-07-22 1999-07-23 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-06-26 1999-06-26 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 NYN $550,000
2002 ARI $8,000,000
2001 ARI $8,050,000
2000 ARI $7,040,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$23,640,000
4 yrTotal$23,640,000

 

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?
(Gerald from Savannah)
Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the greatest bunter of all time (please say Alvaro Espinoza)?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Can I say Phil Rizzuto instead? Espinoza was one of the very good ones that I've seen. Jay Bell was another. Man, I used to have arguments with my best friends about Espinoza. They would say he was a great bunter, great defender, and I would foam at the mouth and scream that he had an OBP of .250, so who cared if he was a great defender, could fly, or heal the sick? After awhile they did it just to watch my reaction. (Steven Goldman)


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