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Ryan Langerhans LFBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .219 8 30 29 3 .263 0.7
Birth Date2-20-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age34 years, 8 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.72010
0.12011
-0.02012
-0.02013
0.72014
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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
2002 ATL 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.003 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2003 ATL 23 16 15 15 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .267 .163 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2005 ATL 25 128 373 326 48 87 22 3 8 139 37 75 5 3 2 42 0 2 .267 .348 .426 .274 16.1 0.8 1.7
2006 ATL 26 131 369 315 46 76 16 3 7 119 50 91 3 1 0 28 1 2 .241 .350 .378 .253 6.8 0.5 0.7
2007 ATL 27 20 52 44 3 3 1 0 0 4 6 16 1 1 0 1 0 1 .068 .192 .091 .122 -5.6 -1.0 -0.7
2007 OAK 27 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .116 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2007 WAS 27 103 187 162 24 32 6 2 6 60 22 63 1 1 1 22 3 0 .198 .296 .370 .234 -1.4 0.5 -0.1
2008 WAS 28 73 139 111 17 26 5 2 3 44 25 31 1 0 2 12 2 0 .234 .380 .396 .278 7.2 -1.1 0.6
2009 SEA 29 38 122 101 12 22 6 1 3 39 14 28 1 3 3 10 0 1 .218 .311 .386 .250 1.0 4.6 0.6
2010 SEA 30 60 132 107 16 21 2 1 3 34 24 51 0 0 1 4 4 1 .196 .344 .318 .275 5.6 1.4 0.7
2011 SEA 31 19 64 52 6 9 0 0 3 18 11 22 0 0 1 6 0 1 .173 .317 .346 .273 1.8 -1.1 0.1
2012 ANA 32 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .144 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2013 TOR 33 4 13 11 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .385 .273 .251 0.2 -0.3 -0.0
Career5971474125017728358123346419238812911125118.226.333.371.25429.94.63.5

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
1999 MCN A 0 507 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MYR A+ 0 433 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MYR A+ 125 515 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ATL MLB 1 1 -.003 .271 .316 .429 .242 .000 96 -0.3 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2002 GRN AA 109 474 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 16 15 .163 .281 .335 .432 .262 .444 97 -1.6 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.8 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2003 GRN AA 94 387 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RIC AAA 38 146 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RIC AAA 135 538 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 128 373 .274 .261 .327 .420 .262 .321 99 5.6 10.7 -2.8 0.8 3.5 16.1 1.7 16.1 1.7
2006 ATL MLB 131 369 .253 .266 .332 .435 .268 .317 93 -2.9 11.1 -2.1 0.5 2.2 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2007 ATL MLB 20 52 .122 .255 .330 .405 .254 .103 105 -7.9 1.5 -0.3 -1.0 0.3 -5.6 -0.7 -5.6 -0.7
2007 OAK MLB 2 5 .116 .260 .291 .411 .234 .000 105 -0.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2007 WAS MLB 103 187 .234 .270 .335 .419 .258 .277 95 -5.5 5.5 -0.1 0.5 0.2 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2007 COH AAA 14 59 .259 .249 .326 .373 .246 .351 95 -0.1 1.8 0.2 -1.2 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0
2008 WAS MLB 73 139 .278 .267 .336 .413 .264 .299 98 2.7 4.0 -0.9 -1.1 -0.6 7.2 0.6 7.2 0.6
2008 COH AAA 62 257 .312 .268 .335 .420 .269 .409 89 15.3 7.9 -0.2 -3.9 0.8 24.2 2.0 24.2 2.0
2009 SEA MLB 38 122 .250 .265 .331 .416 .257 .260 100 -1.3 3.5 -0.7 4.6 -0.5 1.0 0.6 1.0 0.6
2009 SYR AAA 64 242 .293 .257 .324 .392 .247 .324 107 8.5 7.0 -2.7 -0.9 -0.3 14.2 1.3 14.2 1.3
2010 SEA MLB 60 132 .275 .258 .321 .408 .256 .340 99 2 3.6 -0.9 1.4 1.8 5.6 0.7 5.6 0.7
2010 TAC AAA 12 48 .274 .286 .363 .438 .273 .367 101 0.8 1.5 -0.6 0.3 0.9 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2011 SEA MLB 19 64 .273 .254 .324 .397 .261 .222 94 0.8 1.7 0 -1.1 -0.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 38 171 .317 .276 .353 .421 .264 .362 118 11.6 5.3 0.2 -2.2 1.0 18.8 1.6 18.8 1.6
2011 TAC AAA 57 255 .341 .298 .363 .475 .271 .372 99 24.2 7.9 -1.3 1.5 -1.9 27.8 2.8 27.8 2.8
2012 ANA MLB 2 2 .144 .248 .307 .341 .254 .000 89 -0.2 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 SLC AAA 96 401 .280 .282 .347 .435 .270 .343 106 8.9 11.9 -2.9 5.6 -3.5 9.4 1.5 9.4 1.5
2013 TOR MLB 4 13 .251 .229 .300 .353 .246 .333 104 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2013 BUF AAA 64 248 .267 .252 .326 .378 .251 .285 104 1.9 7.1 -1.8 -1.0 0.0 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5

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
1999 MCN A 507 66 120 30 1 9 49 52 99 19 11 .268 .353 .400 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MYR A+ 433 55 83 14 7 6 37 32 104 25 11 .212 .286 .329 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MYR A+ 515 66 129 30 3 7 48 55 104 22 13 .287 .373 .413 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 GRN AA 474 57 98 23 2 9 62 68 83 10 5 .251 .367 .389 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ATL MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.003 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2003 GRN AA 387 42 85 23 2 6 38 46 85 10 10 .253 .346 .387 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RIC AAA 146 13 37 10 2 4 11 11 29 2 1 .280 .338 .477 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 15 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .267 .267 .267 .000 .163 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2004 RIC AAA 538 103 136 34 3 20 72 70 113 5 9 .298 .396 .518 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 373 48 87 22 3 8 42 37 75 0 2 .267 .348 .426 .160 .274 16.1 0.8 1.7
2006 ATL MLB 369 46 76 16 3 7 28 50 91 1 2 .241 .350 .378 .137 .253 6.8 0.5 0.7
2007 WAS MLB 187 24 32 6 2 6 22 22 63 3 0 .198 .296 .370 .173 .234 -1.4 0.5 -0.1
2007 COH AAA 59 11 14 3 0 1 2 6 15 1 0 .275 .339 .392 .118 .259 1.6 -1.2 0.0
2007 ATL MLB 52 3 3 1 0 0 1 6 16 0 1 .068 .192 .091 .023 .122 -5.6 -1.0 -0.7
2007 OAK MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .116 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2008 WAS MLB 139 17 26 5 2 3 12 25 31 2 0 .234 .380 .396 .162 .278 7.2 -1.1 0.6
2008 COH AAA 257 40 66 16 2 3 31 40 57 12 3 .310 .420 .446 .136 .312 24.2 -3.9 2.0
2009 SEA MLB 122 12 22 6 1 3 10 14 28 0 1 .218 .311 .386 .168 .250 1.0 4.6 0.6
2009 SYR AAA 242 34 57 16 0 9 40 30 50 7 6 .278 .372 .488 .210 .293 14.2 -0.9 1.3
2010 TAC AAA 48 8 11 5 0 0 3 7 11 3 1 .282 .375 .410 .128 .274 1.6 0.3 0.2
2010 SEA MLB 132 16 21 2 1 3 4 24 51 4 1 .196 .344 .318 .121 .275 5.6 1.4 0.7
2011 SEA MLB 64 6 9 0 0 3 6 11 22 0 1 .173 .317 .346 .173 .273 1.8 -1.1 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 171 23 40 10 2 6 23 39 31 8 1 .308 .468 .554 .246 .317 18.8 -2.2 1.6
2011 TAC AAA 255 46 67 10 0 16 37 37 63 3 6 .313 .416 .584 .271 .341 27.8 1.5 2.8
2012 ANA MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .144 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2012 SLC AAA 401 59 84 21 6 11 54 63 113 6 6 .250 .369 .446 .196 .280 9.4 5.6 1.5
2013 BUF AAA 248 27 46 7 2 9 26 38 69 1 2 .221 .344 .404 .183 .267 5.4 -1.0 0.5
2013 TOR MLB 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 .273 .385 .273 .000 .251 0.2 -0.3 -0.0

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
2008 543 0.4807 0.3911 0.7877 0.5747 0.2199 0.8467 0.6452 0.2123
2009 441 0.5147 0.4694 0.6812 0.6344 0.2944 0.7500 0.5238 0.3140
2010 586 0.4812 0.3805 0.6368 0.5426 0.2303 0.7451 0.4000 0.3587
2011 288 0.5139 0.4216 0.7107 0.6351 0.1929 0.7660 0.5185 0.2893
2012 9 0.3333 0.2222 0.5000 0.3333 0.1667 0.0000 1.0000 0.5000
2013 42 0.4286 0.3810 0.7500 0.6667 0.1667 0.8333 0.5000 0.2500
Career19090.49190.40950.7030.58860.23480.77670.52130.2945

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-21 2012-06-23 15-DL 33 29 Right Shoulder Separation - -
2010-10-05 2010-10-05 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2010-10-05
2010-08-19 2010-08-22 DTD 3 2 General Medical Headache -
2010-05-14 2010-05-16 DTD 2 2 Elbow Soreness -
2009-09-18 2009-10-04 DTD 16 14 Low Back Tightness -
2009-08-24 2009-08-25 DTD 1 1 Shoulder Stiffness Running Into Structure -
2009-07-03 2009-07-03 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-08-13 2008-08-13 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-06-12 2006-06-17 DTD 5 4 Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2003-11-19 2003-11-19 WIN 0 0 Right Knee Infection After Sliding -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $
2012 ANA $
2011 SEA $525,000
2010 SEA $525,000
2008 WAS $500,000
2007 ATL $410,000
2006 ATL $345,000
2005 ATL $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$2,621,000
6 yrTotal$2,621,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 140 dAlan Nero1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/18/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 6/22/13. Re-signed by Toronto 8/22/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 9/26/13. Elected free agency 10/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/23/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 5/14/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 6/23/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract). $0.525M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Seattle 3/30/11. DFA by Seattle 5/9/11. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 7/29/11.
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/18/09. Split contract paying $90,000 in minors. Sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 4/12/10 after being DFA 4/8/10. Contract purchased by Seattle 5/2/10. Refused outright assignment by Seattle 11/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2009). Split contract paying $15,000/month in minors. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Washington 6/28/09. Contract purchased by Seattle 6/30/09. Non-tendered by Seattle 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008). Re-signed 12/6/07 (avoided arbitration) ($0.3M in minors). Contract purchased 5/23/08, DFA 6/20/08. Contract purchased 7/11/08, sent outright to Triple-A 10/15/08.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 4/07. Acquired in trade from Oakland 5/2/07. DFA 8/19/07, sent outright to Triple-A 8/22/07. Contract purchased 9/4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.345M (2006). Re-signed 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.

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
90o 513 72 108 21 3 20 67 81 143 8 6 .255 .375 .461 .301 29.9 LF 3, CF -1 3.4
80o 492 66 99 20 3 18 61 74 141 7 5 .242 .358 .436 .287 22.1 LF 3, CF -1 2.6
70o 476 62 91 18 2 17 57 69 139 7 5 .232 .345 .418 .277 16.9 LF 3, CF -1 2.0
60o 462 58 86 17 2 16 54 65 138 7 5 .223 .335 .403 .269 12.6 LF 3, CF -1 1.5
50o 450 55 81 16 2 15 51 62 136 6 4 .216 .325 .389 .261 8.9 LF 3, CF -1 1.1
40o 438 52 77 15 2 14 49 58 134 6 4 .208 .315 .375 .253 5.3 LF 3, CF -1 0.7
30o 424 49 72 14 2 13 46 54 132 5 4 .200 .304 .360 .244 1.7 LF 3, CF -1 0.3
20o 408 46 66 13 2 12 42 50 130 5 4 .190 .291 .343 .234 -2.3 LF 3, CF -1 -0.1
10o 387 41 60 12 2 11 38 45 126 4 3 .178 .274 .320 .220 -7.3 LF 2, CF -1 -0.7
Weighted Mean456578417215536313765.219.329.395.26410.6LF 3, CF -11.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 13% 10% 22% 58%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153525031429182736783.197.315.356.2510.97.2-0.7-0.813.4-4.60.7
201636274334610172938902.202.319.350.2500.87.0-0.8-1.014.9-6.10.7
201737613751032221866851934.200.315.357.2500.74.6-2.0-2.414.9-6.01.7
2018383273955111934441031.200.312.344.2450.53.9-1.0-1.414.9-8.70.9
201939625731032021562831982.196.306.330.239-0.1-2.3-1.9-2.814.9-12.61.7
202040616711012021560811971.192.301.323.235-0.3-4.6-1.7-2.914.9-14.91.7
20214145050741421042561420.190.293.311.228-0.7-7.7-1.1-2.214.9-19.31.2
20224228131479162635890.191.293.308.227-0.7-6.9-0.6-1.514.9-19.80.8
2023434074367122734491270.189.288.291.220-1.2-12.0-0.9-2.314.9-23.81.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
21.340.80.2out of baseball8.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 64)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Chris Richard 2008 .000 DNP
2 79 Fernando Tatis 2009 .259
3 77 Chris Aguila 2013 .000 DNP
4 76 Cody Ransom 2010 .215
5 75 Andy Tracy 2008 .257
6 74 Kevin Barker 2010 .000 DNP
7 72 Valentino Pascucci 2013 .000 DNP
8 71 Lou Collier 2008 .000 DNP
9 71 John Lindsey 2011 .000 DNP
10 71 Cory Aldridge 2013 .000 DNP
11 70 Bobby Scales 2012 .000 DNP
12 70 Brian Myrow 2011 .000 DNP
13 69 Jeff Liefer 2009 .000 DNP
14 69 Aaron Guiel 2007 .000 DNP
15 67 Darnell McDonald 2013 .258
16 67 Bob Allison 1969 .265
17 67 Eric Hinske 2012 .204
18 66 Mark Bellhorn 2009 .000 DNP
19 66 Pat Burrell 2011 .286
20 65 David Dellucci 2008 .239
21 65 Jason Bay 2013 .261
22 65 Greg Vaughn 2000 .291
23 64 Cliff Floyd 2007 .263
24 64 Milton Bradley 2012 .000 DNP
25 64 Bob Nieman 1961 .354
26 64 Mike Kinkade 2007 .000 DNP
27 64 Jose Cruz Jr. 2008 .188
28 64 Bob Bailey 1977 .265
29 64 Luke Scott 2012 .258
30 64 Andruw Jones 2011 .296
31 64 Ray Lankford 2001 .278
32 64 Joe Dillon 2010 .000 DNP
33 63 Andy Abad 2007 .000 DNP
34 63 Ryan Ludwick 2013 .211
35 63 Jed Hansen 2007 .000 DNP
36 63 Brad Hawpe 2013 .204
37 63 Dwight Evans 1986 .301
38 63 Andres Torres 2012 .253
39 63 Ken Griffey 2004 .295
40 63 Jack Cust 2013 .000 DNP
41 63 Mike Cameron 2007 .276
42 63 George Foster 1983 .256
43 63 Jay Buhner 1999 .285
44 63 Charlie Maxwell 1961 .275
45 62 Dewayne Wise 2012 .259
46 62 David Justice 2000 .305
47 62 David Ross 2011 .278
48 62 John Jaha 2000 .240
49 62 Mark Little 2007 .000 DNP
50 62 Tim Salmon 2003 .291
51 62 Ben Oglivie 1983 .302
52 62 Josh Willingham 2013 .273
53 62 Ron Gant 1999 .264
54 62 Hank Sauer 1951 .293
55 62 Ryan Klesko 2005 .279
56 62 Monte Irvin 1953 .328
57 62 Eddie Mathews 1966 .274
58 62 Sid Gordon 1952 .348
59 62 Geoff Jenkins 2009 .000 DNP
60 62 Erubiel Durazo 2008 .000 DNP
61 62 Ron Cey 1982 .277
62 62 Jacob Cruz 2007 .000 DNP
63 62 Oscar Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
64 61 Dale Murphy 1990 .262
65 61 Troy Glaus 2011 .000 DNP
66 61 Cliff Johnson 1982 .264
67 61 Richie Sexson 2009 .000 DNP
68 61 Jermaine Dye 2008 .292
69 61 Jayson Werth 2013 .325
70 61 Jimmy Wynn 1976 .288
71 61 Ken Singleton 1981 .293
72 61 Jerry Lynch 1965 .262
73 61 Gorman Thomas 1985 .282
74 61 Ricky Ledee 2008 .000 DNP
75 61 Duke Snider 1961 .320
76 61 Kirk Gibson 1991 .272
77 61 Mickey Tettleton 1995 .312
78 61 Larry Doby 1958 .301
79 61 Alfonso Soriano 2010 .292
80 60 Danny Tartabull 1997 .225
81 60 Mike Rivera 2011 .237
82 60 Russ Johnson 2007 .000 DNP
83 60 Jim Edmonds 2004 .361
84 60 Greg Luzinski 1985 .000 DNP
85 60 Xavier Nady 2013 .000 DNP
86 60 Boog Powell 1976 .241
87 60 Fred Lynn 1986 .304
88 60 Bobby Bonds 1980 .236
89 60 Champ Summers 1980 .314
90 60 Bobby Abreu 2008 .287
91 60 Roy Sievers 1961 .315
92 60 Johnny Bench 1982 .262
93 60 Gil Hodges 1958 .273
94 60 Jim Hickman 1971 .291
95 60 Billy Williams 1972 .362
96 59 Corey Koskie 2007 .000 DNP
97 59 Bobby Grich 1983 .313
98 59 Mike Stanley 1997 .303
99 59 Jim Rice 1987 .258
100 59 J.D. Drew 2010 .266

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .310 .390 .262
11 vs R (Multi) .187 .349 .300 .261
18 Split (Multi) -.074 .039 -.090 -.001
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .400 .400 .400 .278
31 vs R (2013) .167 .375 .167 .229
38 Split (2013) -.233 -.025 -.233 -.049
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Ryan Langerhans was the veteran hired to give the Angels' hot prospect "more time to develop," meaning when Mike Trout tore up the bigs, Langerhans languished at Salt Lake: Now he can languish in Buffalo.
2012 Ryan Langerhans hit .311/.437/.573 at Triple-A and appeared in 61 games in center, but he's amply demonstrated that he has neither the bat nor the glove to replicate that performance where it counts.
2011 Langerhans goes almost as long between swings as Jose Lopez goes between takes, which might not be the worst strategy in light of how infrequently he makes contact. Among major leaguers with at least 100 plate appearances last season, Langerhans posted the highest strikeout rate, the second-highest average of pitches seen per plate appearance, the third-highest walk rate, and the fourth-highest percentage of misses per swing. Those statistics stabilize quickly, so they tell us a lot about Langerhans despite the fact that the lefty received fewer than 150 plate appearances for the third consecutive season, though it’s fair to speculate about the effects of sporadic play (as well as a bothersome bone spur) on his approach. The outfielder’s patience is extreme enough that it borders on being a flaw and not a virtue, but he shows no platoon split to speak of, and his plus defensive ability in the corners and ability to play center in a pinch make him an ideal fourth outfield option.
2010 The Mariners acquired Langerhans in late June for the same reason that they made a lot of acquisitions since Zduriencik became their GM: he plays good defense, and with Endy Chavez's injury, that's what Jack Z. still wanted for his club's left-field mix. Beyond his value on defense, Langerhans has a good eye, but struggles to make contact often enough to use the bit of power in his bat. Non-tendered in December, the Mariners quickly re-signed him to a one-year contract. Given the increasingly crowded M's outfield, it's likely that Langerhans' primary role as the club's fourth outfielder will be to serve as Milton Bradley's legs in left.
2009 An exceptionally and perhaps overly patient hitter, Ryan Langerhans only made it out of Columbus once the outfield injuries in DC were at their worst.
2008 Langerhans' 2007 was one of those years in which a cold start led to pressing, engendering a cycle of failure he never really escaped. That savage overcorrection squashed any suggestion that Langerhans is more than a potentially good fourth outfielder, which frees him up to provide the Nats with some utility as a lefty bat to spot in their righty-heavy outfield.
2007 Harlan Ellison`s collection Deathbird Stories contains the novella, `Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38? 54` N, Longitude 77? 00` 13` W,` the tale of a suicidal werewolf looking for the geographical coordinates for the location of his soul. The first sentence is, `When Moby Dick awoke one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed of kelp into a monstrous Ahab.` This happens to describe the Braves, transforming into the hunter having for so long been the hunted. The story also contains the line, `You might be a toilet if I came back tomorrow,` which may describe what happened to the Braves as well. Ryan Langerhans is a handy glove in the corners, but his performance at the plate last year was disappointing. He generated fewer line drives than in his rookie year, a development all the more irksome because it occurred concurrently with Kelly Johnson`s injury and Jeff Francoeur`s selfishness. He worked counts more, but there`s a fine line between waiting on your pitch and passivity. The Islets of Langerhans are, of course, part of the pancreas, an organ that, if pressed, one can live without. Perhaps PECOTA was thinking of that very thing when it named Langerhans` top three comparables (above), all rapid flameouts who quickly vanished from the majors.
2006 Just when it seemed that the toolsy farmhand would never break out, Langerhans put together a fine 2004 at Richmond. Out of options, the Braves kept him around to start the season, and as Mondesi and Jordan pancaked, he got his chance. Though his performance was streaky, it was still an upgrade. Langerhans showed a reasonable amount of patience, some gap power, and excellent defense. He`ll duel Johnson for playing time in left field.
2005 Langerhans, as you can see, went crazy at Triple-A Richmond in 2004. Fluke or breakout? He's always had a promising collection of tools, but in previous seasons the performance hasn't followed. Some within the organization aren't wild about his swing mechanics, but 70 walks and a .518 slugging in the International League are hard to dispute. Given his raw abilities and recent numbers, he projects at worst as one hell of a fourth outfielder. And maybe better than that.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Moore has $12 million more to play with this winter, we can expect Ryan Langerhans on a multi-year deal, right?
(Sam from St. Louis)
How many Melkys is $12 million?! I can't decide if I need to tone down the Moore jokes and assume that, when the kids are up, he will do what's right with free agency and trades. Or go with my gut on this one and realize that the latter two are exactly what will keep the prospects from being a saving grace for the organization. (Marc Normandin)


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