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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 10460 .271 .332 .442 .268 43.9
Birth Date3-12-1965
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1989 BAL 24 81 241 217 35 54 5 2 2 69 15 30 1 2 6 25 17 3 .249 .298 .318 .233 -0.2 0.9 0.1
1990 BAL 25 142 513 464 46 119 16 4 3 152 32 53 2 5 10 37 22 9 .256 .304 .328 .240 -3.8 4.4 0.1
1991 HOU 26 159 656 596 84 170 28 10 8 242 42 65 2 6 10 54 34 18 .285 .331 .406 .278 35.9 -7.0 3.1
1992 HOU 27 162 686 607 84 177 29 13 5 247 58 63 3 2 16 55 44 9 .292 .355 .407 .282 44.7 -1.8 4.7
1993 HOU 28 142 585 545 69 145 15 13 8 210 28 65 3 3 6 44 19 6 .266 .304 .385 .245 17.3 -0.3 1.7
1994 HOU 29 94 417 373 64 103 16 5 11 162 28 52 2 1 13 33 13 7 .276 .329 .434 .265 19.8 -8.1 1.1
1995 SDN 30 139 630 562 104 167 23 8 10 236 59 62 3 2 4 44 36 12 .297 .366 .420 .272 38.0 -9.6 2.8
1996 SDN 31 161 721 655 126 195 45 9 30 348 56 87 4 5 1 95 22 8 .298 .354 .531 .295 55.4 6.0 5.8
1997 SDN 32 143 615 560 101 146 26 5 28 266 43 92 3 7 2 92 15 3 .261 .313 .475 .267 33.0 0.3 3.3
1998 SDN 33 159 674 619 92 154 40 6 14 248 45 103 3 4 3 67 12 3 .249 .301 .401 .245 12.4 4.0 1.6
1999 ARI 34 156 663 590 100 156 32 10 34 310 63 94 3 5 2 103 8 4 .264 .336 .525 .280 34.4 9.8 4.2
2000 ARI 35 152 623 539 100 151 27 5 35 293 65 87 8 9 2 96 12 6 .280 .361 .544 .298 51.6 -7.7 4.1
2001 ARI 36 140 548 495 66 136 27 4 14 213 47 67 1 3 2 73 11 7 .275 .337 .430 .260 10.4 2.1 1.2
2002 ARI 37 150 577 505 82 145 24 4 25 252 65 73 3 3 1 89 16 4 .287 .370 .499 .293 42.1 3.9 4.6
2003 ARI 38 147 582 516 82 148 24 10 22 258 57 94 6 3 0 70 15 8 .287 .363 .500 .284 33.0 -12.3 2.1
2004 ARI 39 104 456 404 61 111 16 1 23 198 40 52 1 5 6 48 8 4 .275 .338 .490 .272 21.2 -4.9 1.6
2004 LAN 39 58 250 224 31 59 12 0 13 110 21 30 0 2 3 46 1 3 .263 .324 .491 .277 10.5 1.4 1.2
2005 ANA 40 112 440 406 41 90 20 3 12 152 26 71 3 4 1 54 8 4 .222 .271 .374 .231 0.9 4.2 0.5
2006 SFN 41 139 481 426 66 105 21 12 6 168 46 55 2 4 3 40 7 0 .246 .320 .394 .253 13.0 -0.8 1.2
2007 COL 42 43 102 94 9 17 3 0 1 23 8 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .181 .245 .245 .160 -9.6 -0.1 -1.0
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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
1987 NWK A- 54 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 HAG A+ 15 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 HAG A+ 8 32 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CHR AA 10 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ROC AAA 120 494 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 81 241 .233 .253 .319 .374 .262 .278 99 -6.3 6.3 -1.3 0.9 1.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1
1989 HAG AA 11 53 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ROC AAA 7 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 142 513 .240 .260 .328 .383 .262 .281 98 -10 13.8 -2.7 4.4 -3.2 -3.8 0.1 -3.8 0.1
1991 HOU MLB 159 656 .278 .250 .310 .373 .253 .306 97 11.8 17.8 -0.3 -7.0 3.1 35.9 3.1 35.9 3.1
1992 HOU MLB 162 686 .282 .249 .308 .365 .251 .318 98 14.7 17.8 1.6 -1.8 3.6 44.7 4.7 44.7 4.7
1993 HOU MLB 142 585 .245 .264 .324 .399 .257 .288 96 -9.7 16.8 1.5 -0.3 3.8 17.3 1.7 17.3 1.7
1994 HOU MLB 94 417 .265 .270 .332 .427 .259 .296 96 2.3 12.7 1.1 -8.1 -1.4 19.8 1.1 19.8 1.1
1994 JAC AA 5 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SDN MLB 139 630 .272 .265 .330 .412 .257 .319 99 8.6 18.9 1.7 -9.6 7.0 38.0 2.8 38.0 2.8
1996 SDN MLB 161 721 .295 .264 .330 .413 .255 .304 99 29.4 22.3 2 6.0 0.3 55.4 5.8 55.4 5.8
1997 SDN MLB 143 615 .267 .260 .326 .406 .254 .264 99 5 16.4 1.6 0.3 6.4 33.0 3.3 33.0 3.3
1997 RCU A+ 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MOB AA 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SDN MLB 159 674 .245 .264 .330 .415 .258 .277 90 -11 17.5 1.8 4.0 3.2 12.4 1.6 12.4 1.6
1999 ARI MLB 156 663 .280 .269 .342 .435 .261 .261 101 15.3 18.0 1.8 9.8 0.7 34.4 4.2 34.4 4.2
2000 ARI MLB 152 623 .298 .267 .340 .434 .261 .272 98 27.9 17.1 1.6 -7.7 4.3 51.6 4.1 51.6 4.1
2001 ARI MLB 140 548 .260 .262 .329 .427 .260 .293 101 -0.1 14.8 1.6 2.1 -4.7 11.0 1.3 10.4 1.2
2002 ARI MLB 150 577 .293 .261 .333 .415 .262 .293 105 20.5 14.7 1.5 3.9 4.1 42.1 4.6 42.1 4.6
2003 ARI MLB 147 582 .284 .263 .329 .420 .260 .313 104 15.3 15.3 1.5 -12.3 -0.1 33.0 2.1 33.0 2.1
2004 ARI MLB 104 456 .272 .262 .327 .421 .258 .263 100 6 13.6 1.1 -4.9 0.7 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
2004 LAN MLB 58 250 .277 .265 .332 .427 .262 .251 94 4.7 7.4 0.7 1.4 -1.5 10.5 1.2 10.5 1.2
2005 ANA MLB 112 440 .231 .265 .328 .416 .261 .239 97 -13.6 12.7 0.7 4.2 1.2 0.9 0.5 0.9 0.5
2005 RCU A+ 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFN MLB 139 481 .253 .268 .332 .429 .264 .268 91 -3.6 14.5 1.3 -0.8 3.7 13.0 1.2 13.0 1.2
2007 COL MLB 43 102 .160 .249 .318 .388 .247 .180 109 -11.2 3.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -9.6 -1.0 -9.6 -1.0

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 NWK A- 249 40 65 13 2 3 33 22 24 26 5 .293 .360 .410 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 HAG A+ 66 9 22 3 2 1 5 1 6 7 2 .338 .348 .492 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 ROC AAA 494 61 143 19 7 5 8 28 55 20 11 .314 .348 .419 .105 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 HAG A+ 32 2 6 2 0 0 3 4 3 4 0 .214 .312 .286 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CHR AA 45 7 12 4 2 1 6 4 3 2 0 .300 .378 .575 .275 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 241 35 54 5 2 2 25 15 30 17 3 .249 .298 .318 .069 .233 -0.2 0.9 0.1
1989 ROC AAA 26 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 .160 .192 .160 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HAG AA 53 11 20 3 1 0 7 4 3 4 0 .417 .462 .521 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 513 46 119 16 4 3 37 32 53 22 9 .256 .304 .328 .071 .240 -3.8 4.4 0.1
1991 HOU MLB 656 84 170 28 10 8 54 42 65 34 18 .285 .331 .406 .121 .278 35.9 -7.0 3.1
1992 HOU MLB 686 84 177 29 13 5 55 58 63 44 9 .292 .355 .407 .115 .282 44.7 -1.8 4.7
1993 HOU MLB 585 69 145 15 13 8 44 28 65 19 6 .266 .304 .385 .119 .245 17.3 -0.3 1.7
1994 JAC AA 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 .308 .471 .308 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 HOU MLB 417 64 103 16 5 11 33 28 52 13 7 .276 .329 .434 .158 .265 19.8 -8.1 1.1
1995 SDN MLB 630 104 167 23 8 10 44 59 62 36 12 .297 .366 .420 .123 .272 38.0 -9.6 2.8
1996 SDN MLB 721 126 195 45 9 30 95 56 87 22 8 .298 .354 .531 .234 .295 55.4 6.0 5.8
1997 RCU A+ 18 3 4 0 0 2 3 3 2 1 0 .286 .444 .714 .429 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MOB AA 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 .500 .600 1.250 .750 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 615 101 146 26 5 28 92 43 92 15 3 .261 .313 .475 .214 .267 33.0 0.3 3.3
1998 SDN MLB 674 92 154 40 6 14 67 45 103 12 3 .249 .301 .401 .152 .245 12.4 4.0 1.6
1999 ARI MLB 663 100 156 32 10 34 103 63 94 8 4 .264 .336 .525 .261 .280 34.4 9.8 4.2
2000 ARI MLB 623 100 151 27 5 35 96 65 87 12 6 .280 .361 .544 .263 .298 51.6 -7.7 4.1
2001 ARI MLB 548 66 136 27 4 14 73 47 67 11 7 .275 .337 .430 .156 .260 10.4 2.1 1.2
2002 ARI MLB 577 82 145 24 4 25 89 65 73 16 4 .287 .370 .499 .212 .293 42.1 3.9 4.6
2003 ARI MLB 582 82 148 24 10 22 70 57 94 15 8 .287 .363 .500 .213 .284 33.0 -12.3 2.1
2004 LAN MLB 250 31 59 12 0 13 46 21 30 1 3 .263 .324 .491 .228 .277 10.5 1.4 1.2
2004 ARI MLB 456 61 111 16 1 23 48 40 52 8 4 .275 .338 .490 .215 .272 21.2 -4.9 1.6
2005 ANA MLB 440 41 90 20 3 12 54 26 71 8 4 .222 .271 .374 .153 .231 0.9 4.2 0.5
2005 RCU A+ 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 .750 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFN MLB 481 66 105 21 12 6 40 46 55 7 0 .246 .320 .394 .148 .253 13.0 -0.8 1.2
2007 COL MLB 102 9 17 3 0 1 2 8 4 0 0 .181 .245 .245 .064 .160 -9.6 -0.1 -1.0

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
2005-06-21 2005-07-14 15-DL 23 19 Right Shoulder Strain -
1997-04-20 1997-05-06 15-DL 16 13 Left Elbow Soreness - -
1994-06-11 1994-07-03 15-DL 22 21 Right Hand Fracture 3rd Metacarpal - -
1993-04-25 1993-05-14 15-DL 19 17 Right Wrist Fracture - -
1989-07-29 1989-09-03 15-DL 36 36 Right Wrist Sprain Diving Catch - -
1989-04-04 1989-04-22 15-DL 18 14 Right Shoulder Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 COL $1,000,000
2006 SFN $7,000,000
2005 ANA $6,000,000
2004 ARI, LAN $7,000,000
2003 ARI $4,250,000
2002 ARI $5,375,000
2001 ARI $5,375,000
2000 ARI $5,375,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$41,375,000
8 yrTotal$41,375,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
18 y 135 dTommy Tanzer1 yr/$1M (07)

Details
  • designated for assignment 6/5/07
  • contract purchased 3/07 signed as a free agent from SF 2/07, 1 year/$1M (07) (minor-league contract)
  • club declined 07 option 11/06
  • signed as a free agent from LA 12/04, 2 year/$14M (05-06)+07 club option, 05:$6M, 06:$7M, 07:$7M club option $1M buyout (mutual option with 600 plate appearances in 06)
  • acquired in trade from AZ 7/04 re-signed 12/02, 2 year/$11.25M (03-04)
  • 40% of $ deferred
  • 4 year/$21.5M (99-02) $0.5M signing bonus
  • 99-02:$5.25M/year
  • $2.5M each 99-00 & $2M each 01 & 02 deferred for 4 years-6% interest

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
2008 Even with three awful years behind him, Steve Finley wants to keep playing and was chasing a job in December. He must be traveling by bus, because airport metal detectors would have called attention to the fork sticking out of his back.
2007 Consolation prize: In 2006, Finley became just the second player to hit 12 triples at age 41 or older (Honus Wagner hit 17 in 1915 at the same age), but that came as much from outfielders losing respect for his power and playing him in as it did from his skills. Center field was almost as unproductive for the Giants last year as third base; they were 27th in EqA at the position, and the Marlins were the only NL team that was worse. The Giants went out of their way to re-sign their third baseman; here they went out of their way to buy out Finley`s option and send him on his way. It was the right thing to do.
2006 It`s almost like Father Time checked his calendar and said to Finley, `Hey, wait a minute, dude. You`re 40!` Groin and shoulder injuries limited him to 112 games, and while age and injuries generally go hand in hand, it was still somewhat of a surprise given Finley`s reputation for superb conditioning. The Angels traded him to San Francisco in exchange for Edgardo Alfonzo, where he`ll comprise one-third of the Giants` Jurassic outfield.
2005 Changed SoCal addresses by moving to Anaheim, where he'll patrol CF for the next two years for too much money. He's a fantastic guy, a hard worker, and a hard baseball guy, but he's 40 years old this year, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him (a) fall off the face of the Earth in terms of production, or (b) miss a bunch of games due to nagging injuries. Probably better to spend $15 million a year on Carlos Beltran and a well-placed scrap-heaper than on Finley and Orlando Cabrera.
2003 Holding on nicely, thank you. Finleyís been through the ringer a few times, but he can still track balls fairly well in center field, hit for a reasonable average, and stay healthy. If a teamís looking for a very short-term center field solution, they could do worse than sign him. After flirting with a couple of West Coast teams, Finley re-upped with Arizona for two years at about $5.6 million annually. Thatís about as long as he should be signed for, and probably a little bit more money than heís worth, but nowhere near some of the other hideous signings in the Diamondback past.
2002 Finley had a dismal start in 2001, eventually finding his singles stroke but none of his power. He turns 37 during spring training, so thereís no reason to expect that the surprise power he found in his thirties will suddenly reappear. The fielding ability is still there, so itís not as if Finley is useless, but heís not going to be worth the $6 million heís owed in this, the last year of his bloated contract.
2001 Steve Finley managed to top his impressive 1999 season, but his attempt to play through back pain in September only aggravated a team-wide offensive collapse. It isnít really fair to single out Finley: Jay Bell was worthless in June and July, when the Snakes let the Giants catch them, while Tony Womack was Tony Womack all year. Finley isnít running as much as he used to, but between his commitment to conditioning and the fact that heís still able to play center field, it isnít hard to apply the old Bill James observation that a player with "young players'" skills can retain his value a lot longer than, say, Kevin Maas.
2000 He got his stroke back in a big way. Finley is notoriously streaky, and when heís on he can hit anything out of the park. The defense is still good. He was another seemingly past-prime signing who turned in a good year for the 1999 Diamondbacks.
1999 Finley's drop-off accelerated last season. He's gone from one of the better players in the league in 1996 to a drag on the team's offense in 1998, and it didn't help that he got lots of playing time batting high in the order (something he's never really been suited for). He's still awesome defensively, but so is Ruben Rivera. Signed with Arizona for four years, where heíll be part of their problem as far as getting on base and scoring runs.
1998 Finley managed to repeat his unlikely power numbers of 1996 in 1997, though his overall production fell off. There arenít many better defensive center fielders. Finley has remade himself as a player since his arrival in San Diego; itís unfortunate that he forgot how to walk. He says heís at the top of his game when heís not walking much, and Padres management seems to concur.
1997 Another in the 30+ brigade that won the division. Finleyís been a good player with doubles power, good defense and good stolen base rates, but 1996 was out of line. His defense is beginning to slip, so I think 1997 is the year Finley slides back from part of the solution to part of the problem.
1996  He wouldn't be my first choice for a leadoff hitter, but the return of the walks last year helped considerably. Wasn't having a particularly good year until he moved into the #1 slot in August. Extremely bad signing by the Padres, who assigned a disproportionate amount of credit for their improvement last year to Finley and Caminiti. The Vlad looks dead on, and if it is, the Padres have a serious problem. Good defender.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've always heard Steve Finley comps on Dahl. Is it insane to hear a baseball prospect writer say Courtney Hawkins perfect world comp is Jim Rice?
(Mike from Utica, NY)
Comps can be ridiculous. I get it, Courtney Hawkins is black so let's make sure to offer up another black player as a comp. It can be very lazy, but then again, most online scouting is lazy. (Jason Parks)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Pie will emerge in Baltimore,or will he hit like he did in Chicago?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
I have high hopes. The worst-case scenario seems to be a terrific defensive unit out there with Pie, Jones, and Markakis - shades of the Steve Finley, Brady Anderson, Mike Devereaux outfield that helped revive Baltimore's fortunes in 1989. The thing with Pie is always going to be selectivity. If the Orioles can help him on that front maybe he can break through. I feel like 2008 was a lost year for him, one of stagnation. He has more in him than he was able (or allowed) to show in Chi, but stardom seems like a big, big reach to me. (Steven Goldman)


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