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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 2773 .261 .297 .352 .229 2.1
Birth Date1-3-1965
Height5' 11"
Weight172 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
1990 TOR 25 33 85 80 14 18 3 0 1 24 5 5 0 0 0 9 1 1 .225 .271 .300 .237 1.7 -0.8 0.1
1991 CAL 26 113 402 364 38 94 14 1 3 119 14 26 5 0 19 20 4 2 .258 .295 .327 .233 0.5 13.4 1.5
1992 CAL 27 106 391 368 37 100 12 3 7 139 14 24 1 1 7 43 7 11 .272 .299 .378 .249 5.0 4.0 1.0
1993 TOR 28 19 54 47 5 8 2 0 0 10 4 2 0 1 2 6 0 0 .170 .231 .213 .169 -3.9 0.1 -0.4
1994 SEA 29 63 227 213 32 59 9 2 6 90 8 25 2 1 3 22 2 1 .277 .308 .423 .248 7.9 9.1 1.6
1995 SEA 30 102 370 339 50 98 18 2 7 141 23 19 1 1 6 39 4 2 .289 .335 .416 .257 11.6 -4.6 0.7
1996 NYA 31 18 44 40 3 11 2 0 0 13 1 4 0 1 2 5 0 0 .275 .286 .325 .231 1.6 0.6 0.2
1996 SEA 31 77 264 247 20 52 8 1 1 65 10 13 1 0 6 16 2 2 .211 .244 .263 .169 -17.3 2.4 -1.4
1997 NYA 32 77 239 215 27 66 6 1 2 80 16 14 1 2 5 25 3 1 .307 .355 .372 .251 3.0 1.4 0.4
1998 NYA 33 54 153 147 16 34 3 1 0 39 4 15 0 1 1 14 1 0 .231 .250 .265 .180 -8.9 0.7 -0.8
1999 NYA 34 49 133 127 20 32 6 0 2 44 4 17 0 0 2 16 1 0 .252 .275 .346 .223 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2
2000 NYA 35 34 134 125 19 36 7 1 2 51 6 6 0 0 3 17 1 0 .288 .321 .408 .243 -0.3 1.3 0.1
2000 PIT 35 61 189 176 14 50 11 0 5 76 11 16 1 1 0 20 1 0 .284 .328 .432 .244 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2001 NYA 36 39 84 79 5 13 2 0 0 15 4 12 1 0 0 9 1 0 .165 .214 .190 .154 -5.8 0.3 -0.5
2003 NYA 38 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .008 -1.0 0.1 -0.1
Career848277325713006711031236906124198139562612820.261.297.352.229-6.926.52.1

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
1987 MYR A 72 245 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .217 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MYR A 135 586 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SYR AAA 121 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 33 85 .237 .252 .316 .380 .255 .230 100 -1.9 2.3 -0.1 -0.8 0.2 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1
1990 SYR AAA 75 324 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CAL MLB 113 402 .233 .263 .330 .401 .269 .272 96 -10.7 10.9 -0.4 13.4 1.2 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.5
1992 CAL MLB 106 391 .249 .257 .321 .383 .262 .275 98 -4.3 10.1 -0.2 4.0 0.2 5.0 1.0 5.0 1.0
1992 EDM AAA 37 161 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 19 54 .169 .271 .333 .415 .265 .174 104 -5.3 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
1993 SYR AAA 43 154 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .226 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 63 227 .248 .276 .345 .441 .270 .290 100 -3 6.9 0.7 9.1 1.7 7.9 1.6 7.9 1.6
1994 CLG AAA 24 114 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 102 370 .257 .272 .340 .432 .267 .290 102 -1.3 11.1 3.6 -4.6 -1.2 11.6 0.7 11.6 0.7
1995 TAC AAA 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYA MLB 18 44 .231 .290 .353 .467 .276 .297 104 -1.5 1.4 0.1 0.6 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1996 SEA MLB 77 264 .169 .279 .352 .450 .272 .219 103 -27.5 8.1 1.2 2.4 0.4 -17.3 -1.4 -17.3 -1.4
1997 NYA MLB 77 239 .251 .270 .338 .425 .264 .318 96 -2.3 6.6 -0.2 1.4 -0.4 3.0 0.4 3.0 0.4
1998 NYA MLB 54 153 .180 .270 .341 .424 .266 .256 94 -13.5 4.2 0 0.7 0.1 -8.9 -0.8 -8.9 -0.8
1998 TAM A+ 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 0 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 49 133 .223 .280 .352 .448 .269 .278 98 -5.7 3.7 0.4 -1.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2
2000 NYA MLB 34 134 .243 .275 .350 .443 .266 .291 91 -2.7 3.8 -0.1 1.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1
2000 PIT MLB 61 189 .244 .268 .342 .444 .263 .288 103 -3.6 5.2 0.8 0.1 -3.1 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2001 NYA MLB 39 84 .154 .270 .335 .441 .264 .194 94 -9.7 2.3 0.1 0.3 -0.2 -5.8 -0.5 -5.8 -0.5
2003 NYA MLB 3 4 .008 .302 .359 .497 .290 .000 98 -1.1 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1

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
1987 MYR A 245 23 47 5 4 2 15 17 18 5 1 .211 .262 .296 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MYR A 586 83 155 22 5 5 56 35 35 14 9 .289 .331 .377 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SYR AAA 513 54 133 20 5 3 54 21 42 9 14 .276 .305 .357 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SYR AAA 324 39 88 12 3 6 25 14 23 10 2 .296 .327 .418 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 85 14 18 3 0 1 9 5 5 1 1 .225 .271 .300 .075 .237 1.7 -0.8 0.1
1991 CAL MLB 402 38 94 14 1 3 20 14 26 4 2 .258 .295 .327 .069 .233 0.5 13.4 1.5
1992 EDM AAA 161 22 43 9 1 1 24 9 17 4 2 .297 .333 .393 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CAL MLB 391 37 100 12 3 7 43 14 24 7 11 .272 .299 .378 .106 .249 5.0 4.0 1.0
1993 SYR AAA 154 17 31 7 2 1 12 8 12 2 1 .218 .253 .317 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 54 5 8 2 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 .170 .231 .213 .043 .169 -3.9 0.1 -0.4
1994 CLG AAA 114 19 33 9 3 1 18 10 7 5 0 .324 .384 .500 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SEA MLB 227 32 59 9 2 6 22 8 25 2 1 .277 .308 .423 .146 .248 7.9 9.1 1.6
1995 TAC AAA 17 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .176 .176 .353 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SEA MLB 370 50 98 18 2 7 39 23 19 4 2 .289 .335 .416 .127 .257 11.6 -4.6 0.7
1996 SEA MLB 264 20 52 8 1 1 16 10 13 2 2 .211 .244 .263 .053 .169 -17.3 2.4 -1.4
1996 NYA MLB 44 3 11 2 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 .275 .286 .325 .050 .231 1.6 0.6 0.2
1997 NYA MLB 239 27 66 6 1 2 25 16 14 3 1 .307 .355 .372 .065 .251 3.0 1.4 0.4
1998 COH AAA 24 1 5 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 .217 .250 .304 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAM A+ 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 153 16 34 3 1 0 14 4 15 1 0 .231 .250 .265 .034 .180 -8.9 0.7 -0.8
1999 NYA MLB 133 20 32 6 0 2 16 4 17 1 0 .252 .275 .346 .094 .223 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2
2000 PIT MLB 189 14 50 11 0 5 20 11 16 1 0 .284 .328 .432 .148 .244 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2000 NYA MLB 134 19 36 7 1 2 17 6 6 1 0 .288 .321 .408 .120 .243 -0.3 1.3 0.1
2001 NYA MLB 84 5 13 2 0 0 9 4 12 1 0 .165 .214 .190 .025 .154 -5.8 0.3 -0.5
2003 NYA MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .008 -1.0 0.1 -0.1

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
2000-07-02 2000-07-28 15-DL 26 21 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1998-04-01 1998-05-03 15-DL 32 25 Left Hand Recovery From Fracture HBP - -
1998-03-04 1998-04-01 Camp 28 0 Left Hand Fracture HBP - -
1997-08-15 1997-10-07 15-DL 53 43 Left Wrist Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 NYA $500,000
2000 PIT $450,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$950,000
2 yrTotal$950,000

 

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Skewed Left: The Molina Mind-benderZachary Levine2014-10-16
The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-13
Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'Bret Sayre2013-12-16
Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'Ben Lindbergh2013-12-16
BP Unfiltered: Ben Francisco's Darkest TimelineBen Lindbergh2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Before Felix was KingGeoff Young2012-08-21
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Careers Were Defined by Big Postseason MomentsBaseball Prospectus2011-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: The Comeback KidsJoey Matschulat2011-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick RizzsDavid Laurila2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: PanoramaJoe Sheehan2009-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mega-DealingJohn Perrotto2008-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Angels RisingJohn Perrotto2008-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Waiving Good-bye?John Perrotto2008-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 6-9, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Any Infielder Will DoSteven Goldman2005-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: EqA StreakersJim Baker2005-07-12
Prospectus Notebook: Friday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Put Me In, Uh...MeDerek Zumsteg2004-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Ben Christensen of 1938Steven Goldman2004-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: New, Improved SoxJoe Sheehan2004-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Bye, Bye BoonieDerek Zumsteg2004-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: D'Angelo JiménezCarlos J. Lugo2004-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-09-22
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Playoff Tiebreakers but Were Afraid to Ask: Breaking Down the ScenariosChristian Ruzich2003-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: ObfuscatingWill Carroll2003-09-05
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IISteven Goldman2003-08-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-07-08
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-05-02
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do I keep reading about how much trouble the Yankees are in? Hasn't this been the story for three years running now? Slow start, fast finish. Do you see anything to make you think this year will be different from 2005-2007?
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
Yes. Everybody in the lineup, including Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada is a year older, and with the exception of Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano, they're a year further away from their statistical primes, to say nothing about the fact that Cano looks pretty lost right now. The bench is weak even for a team that's done poorly in that area in the recent past. Seriously, I'd take Chili Davis, Darryl Strawberry, Luis Sojo and Ron Coomer circa 2008 over some of the stiffs they have lying around.

There's that, plus a weak pitching staff where the back of the rotation has been a thorough disaster thus far and the bullpen situation is considered so fragile that there's actually a question about whether they'll move Joba Chamberlain to a starting role this year. Add to that the fact that the AL East has gotten tougher and I think there's no longer any guarantee that the Yankees will contend, let alone win the division.

The other thing in play is the new manager. Through the early season debacles of the last few years, Torre was able to absorb the front office's slings and arrows and still give off a sense of calm confidence that things would eventually turn around. Girardi is protected from the barbs of Hank Steinbrenner at the moment -- his focus appears to be on forcing Brian Cashman out -- but Little Joe is the kind of guy who seems more likely to go Billy Martin bonkers as things get worse, and I don't think that's going to help. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)