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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .222 3 22 21 2 .219 -0.1
Birth Date3-26-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12010
0.12011
2012
-0.22013
0.12014
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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
2005 FLO 24 11 11 10 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .200 .138 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2
2007 TBA 26 90 285 263 25 66 15 3 2 93 12 51 4 3 3 24 6 2 .251 .291 .354 .223 -2.5 0.1 -0.2
2007 WAS 26 15 25 19 3 1 0 0 0 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .053 .280 .053 .168 -1.1 0.4 -0.1
2009 ARI 28 11 30 26 1 6 1 0 0 7 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .231 .333 .269 .217 -0.2 1.3 0.1
2009 SDN 28 16 43 38 2 4 2 0 0 6 3 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .116 -8.1 -1.3 -1.0
2009 SEA 28 45 138 128 16 32 8 1 3 51 6 32 2 0 2 10 1 2 .250 .294 .398 .241 0.8 -1.7 -0.1
2010 SEA 29 108 388 361 22 82 14 2 2 106 14 74 12 1 0 25 5 0 .227 .278 .294 .222 -1.8 12.2 1.1
2011 ARI 30 6 10 10 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .194 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2011 MIL 30 54 82 75 10 17 4 0 2 27 4 21 0 0 3 4 1 0 .227 .266 .360 .243 1.2 -0.6 0.1
2013 ARI 32 30 65 60 9 12 1 1 1 18 5 17 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .262 .300 .192 -1.8 0.3 -0.2
2014 TEX 33 24 72 67 7 16 4 0 0 20 2 14 1 0 2 8 1 0 .239 .271 .299 .206 -0.4 2.4 0.2
Career4101149105710023951710334542322341179144.226.278.316.217-15.412.9-0.2

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
2000 KNC A 0 56 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 UTI A- 0 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KNC A 123 546 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JUP A+ 111 443 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PME AA 12 44 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CAR AA 118 475 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CAR AA 81 358 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ABQ AAA 56 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 11 11 .138 .252 .327 .405 .260 .167 87 -1.4 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.3 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2005 ABQ AAA 143 598 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CSP AAA 89 384 .284 .275 .346 .422 .267 .326 114 9.3 10.6 3.7 -3.1 2.1 27.0 2.4 27.0 2.4
2007 TBA MLB 90 285 .223 .263 .333 .410 .259 .300 103 -11.8 8.5 2.4 0.1 -0.5 -2.6 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2007 WAS MLB 15 25 .168 .256 .332 .395 .250 .077 99 -2.5 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 IND AAA 97 337 .274 .261 .325 .400 .259 .306 86 5.1 9.7 1.9 -10.7 -2.2 13.4 0.3 13.4 0.3
2008 PAW AAA 27 122 .217 .250 .315 .380 .250 .264 87 -6.4 4.0 1.4 -4.5 0.7 -0.6 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5
2009 ARI MLB 11 30 .217 .272 .353 .436 .281 .261 100 -1.4 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1
2009 SDN MLB 16 43 .116 .257 .329 .410 .260 .138 83 -6.6 1.2 0.6 -1.3 -0.2 -5.6 -0.7 -8.1 -1.0
2009 SEA MLB 45 138 .241 .259 .322 .404 .251 .312 97 -2.7 4.0 1.5 -1.7 -1.2 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1
2009 RNO AAA 15 61 .252 .289 .358 .472 .276 .286 121 -0.5 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 TAC AAA 16 60 .208 .290 .352 .443 .278 .245 107 -3.3 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
2010 SEA MLB 108 388 .222 .257 .321 .404 .256 .280 98 -15.1 10.7 4.2 12.2 -2.1 -1.8 1.1 -1.8 1.1
2010 TAC AAA 20 86 .274 .280 .357 .426 .268 .403 95 1.3 2.6 1.1 -0.5 0.4 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2011 ARI MLB 6 10 .194 .248 .311 .410 .257 .222 94 -0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 54 82 .243 .259 .323 .399 .263 .288 105 -1.4 2.2 0.2 -0.6 0.4 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 16 64 .275 .302 .369 .473 .266 .380 131 1.1 2.0 0.9 0.6 -0.4 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2012 GWN AAA 122 452 .235 .251 .321 .381 .248 .301 102 -12.9 13.4 4.6 -7.1 -1.2 4.5 -0.3 4.3 -0.3
2013 ARI MLB 30 65 .192 .257 .321 .399 .262 .262 105 -4.2 1.7 0 0.3 0.5 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2013 RNO AAA 59 206 .212 .271 .335 .421 .266 .264 110 -10.8 5.9 0.9 -3.2 -0.0 -5.9 -0.9 -5.9 -0.9
2014 TEX MLB 24 72 .206 .256 .318 .386 .265 .302 101 -3.7 1.9 0 2.4 0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.2
2014 ROU AAA 92 332 .220 .270 .335 .418 .265 .323 99 -14.9 9.9 2.8 -7.5 -2.5 -4.6 -1.2 -4.6 -1.2

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
2000 KNC A 56 2 14 3 1 1 6 3 14 0 0 .269 .321 .423 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 UTI A- 293 43 89 13 6 3 43 29 47 9 8 .344 .420 .475 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KNC A 546 65 144 28 5 4 61 28 60 17 11 .285 .325 .383 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JUP A+ 443 51 102 17 1 11 50 28 67 7 10 .256 .319 .387 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PME AA 44 5 14 3 0 2 5 2 6 0 1 .341 .364 .561 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CAR AA 475 53 110 30 6 3 58 27 70 6 5 .253 .299 .371 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CAR AA 358 63 98 21 1 10 41 42 50 8 4 .315 .396 .486 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ABQ AAA 263 32 67 12 2 5 23 19 51 6 1 .279 .335 .408 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ABQ AAA 598 88 135 31 6 17 82 48 114 17 7 .257 .328 .435 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .100 .182 .200 .100 .138 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2
2006 CSP AAA 384 61 103 18 4 10 45 37 41 15 4 .307 .382 .475 .167 .284 27.0 -3.1 2.4
2007 TBA MLB 285 25 66 15 3 2 24 12 51 6 2 .251 .291 .354 .103 .223 -2.5 0.1 -0.2
2007 WAS MLB 25 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 0 .053 .280 .053 .000 .168 -1.1 0.4 -0.1
2008 IND AAA 337 28 81 18 1 5 32 24 48 11 5 .276 .341 .396 .119 .274 13.4 -10.7 0.3
2008 PAW AAA 122 16 25 6 0 2 10 5 23 2 0 .223 .287 .330 .107 .217 -0.6 -4.5 -0.5
2009 ARI MLB 30 1 6 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 .231 .333 .269 .038 .217 -0.2 1.3 0.1
2009 RNO AAA 61 5 13 3 1 1 10 7 8 1 1 .260 .356 .420 .160 .252 1.0 0.3 0.1
2009 TAC AAA 60 10 13 2 0 1 3 2 6 1 0 .245 .271 .340 .094 .208 1.0 0.8 0.2
2009 SEA MLB 138 16 32 8 1 3 10 6 32 1 2 .250 .294 .398 .148 .241 0.8 -1.7 -0.1
2009 SDN MLB 43 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 .105 .190 .158 .053 .116 -8.1 -1.3 -1.0
2010 TAC AAA 86 7 27 11 1 0 11 0 15 0 1 .333 .345 .494 .160 .274 5.7 -0.5 0.5
2010 SEA MLB 388 22 82 14 2 2 25 14 74 5 0 .227 .278 .294 .066 .222 -1.8 12.2 1.1
2011 RNO AAA 64 11 20 5 2 1 12 4 7 2 0 .351 .406 .561 .211 .275 3.6 0.6 0.4
2011 ARI MLB 10 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .100 .194 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 82 10 17 4 0 2 4 4 21 1 0 .227 .266 .360 .133 .243 1.2 -0.6 0.1
2012 GWN AAA 452 46 98 26 3 5 43 34 97 7 4 .241 .306 .356 .115 .235 4.3 -7.1 -0.3
2013 RNO AAA 206 17 42 8 0 4 20 13 44 1 3 .219 .268 .323 .104 .212 -5.9 -3.2 -0.9
2013 ARI MLB 65 9 12 1 1 1 4 5 17 0 0 .200 .262 .300 .100 .192 -1.8 0.3 -0.2
2014 ROU AAA 332 37 75 11 1 5 33 16 87 1 2 .246 .295 .338 .092 .220 -4.6 -7.5 -1.2
2014 TEX MLB 72 7 16 4 0 0 8 2 14 1 0 .239 .271 .299 .060 .206 -0.4 2.4 0.2

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
2009 813 0.5178 0.4637 0.8382 0.5772 0.3418 0.9177 0.6940 0.1618
2010 1441 0.5128 0.4941 0.8509 0.6414 0.3376 0.9241 0.7046 0.1491
2011 330 0.5333 0.5030 0.7831 0.5909 0.4026 0.9038 0.5806 0.2108
2013 250 0.5240 0.5120 0.7500 0.6183 0.3950 0.8148 0.6383 0.2500
2014 239 0.5649 0.5840 0.7914 0.7111 0.4135 0.9063 0.5349 0.2086
Career30730.52130.49550.82740.62250.35630.910.66990.1719

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-03-30 2006-06-07 60-DL 69 58 Left Recovery From Fracture Big Toe -
2006-03-05 2006-03-30 Camp 25 0 Left Fracture Big Toe -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $875,000
2013 ARI $650,000
2012 ATL $
2011 SEA $179,258
2007 WAS $420,000
2006 SEA $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,576,258
2011Current$875,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,451,258
5 yrTotal$2,451,258

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 118 d1 year/$0.875M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/11/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.875M in majors. Contract selected by Texas 3/30/14. DFA by Texas 5/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/14. Refused assignment by Texas 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/10/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.65M in majors. Contract purchased by Arizona 3/31/13. DFA by Arizona 6/21/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/26/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/22/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 12/10 (avoided arbitration) (non-guaranteed deal). Released 3/11. signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/31/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/25/11. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 5/25/11 after being DFA by Arizona 5/23/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/25/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/10/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 5/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/5/08 (minor-league contract). Claimed by San Diego off waivers 5/15/09 after being DFA by Arizona 5/13/09. Claimed by Seattle off waivers from San Diego 6/19/09. Sent outright to AAA by Seattle 7/24/09 after being DFA 7/21/09. Contract purchased by Seattle 8/13/09, sent outright to Triple-A 11/20/09
  • 1 year (2008). Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Tampa Bay 12/3/07. DFA by Pittsburgh 3/26/08. Acquired by Boston in trade from Pittsburgh 8/2/08
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2007). Signed by Washington as a free agent 11/8/06 ($90,000 in minors). Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Washington 5/10/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Florida 1/06. Signed by Colorado 2/06. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/06
  • Drafted by Florida 1999 (3-86) (Mt. Lebanon HS, Pittsburgh).

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 510 51 121 25 3 7 48 32 108 6 3 .262 .317 .376 .255 13.6 SS 0, 2B 2 1.6
80o 489 47 110 23 2 7 44 29 106 5 3 .247 .301 .355 .242 6.9 SS 0, 2B 2 0.9
70o 474 44 102 21 2 6 41 27 105 5 3 .237 .289 .340 .233 2.4 SS 0, 2B 2 0.4
60o 462 42 97 20 2 6 39 26 103 5 3 .228 .279 .328 .225 -1.2 SS 0, 2B 1 0.0
50o 450 39 92 19 2 6 37 24 102 4 3 .220 .270 .316 .217 -4.4 SS 0, 2B 1 -0.4
40o 438 37 86 18 2 5 35 23 101 4 2 .212 .260 .304 .210 -7.4 SS 0, 2B 1 -0.7
30o 426 35 81 17 2 5 33 21 99 4 2 .203 .250 .291 .201 -10.5 SS 0, 2B 1 -1.0
20o 411 32 73 15 2 4 31 20 97 4 2 .193 .238 .277 .192 -13.9 SS 0, 2B 1 -1.4
10o 390 29 65 14 1 4 28 17 95 3 2 .179 .222 .257 .179 -18.1 SS 0, 2B 1 -1.9
Weighted Mean45540931926382510353.223.274.321.220-3.0SS 0, 2B 1-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 26% 11% 25% 57%

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
20153425022489121911582.209.255.284.203-1.7-16.4-0.52.214.4-32.50.5
201635250224710121813601.202.252.277.201-1.9-18.4-0.62.114.9-34.90.5
201736250224810121812591.204.253.277.200-2.0-19.3-0.62.114.9-35.70.5
20183761051112232443291481.198.247.267.194-2.1-20.7-1.54.814.9-39.01.3
20193861850110222341291521.192.241.254.189-2.5-24.4-1.54.714.9-42.51.3
2020395314599202438271260.201.250.270.197-2.0-19.6-1.23.914.9-37.21.1
202140335286112122417790.200.251.268.197-2.2-21.0-0.82.414.9-37.60.7
20224157949107212441291380.200.249.269.196-2.1-20.5-1.43.914.9-38.01.2
2023424974498202436261150.210.260.283.205-1.6-15.8-1.23.214.9-32.81.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.83.61.10.10.20.26.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 79 Eric Bruntlett 2011 .000 DNP
2 76 Chris Woodward 2009 .212
3 75 Luis Ordaz 2009 .000 DNP
4 75 Koyie Hill 2012 .126
5 74 Chris Truby 2007 .000 DNP
6 74 Corey Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
7 74 Chase Lambin 2013 .000 DNP
8 74 Josh Paul 2008 .000 DNP
9 73 Kevin Cash 2011 .000 DNP
10 73 Nick Green 2012 .187
11 73 Pete Orr 2012 .269
12 73 Art Howe 1980 .294
13 73 Matt Kata 2011 .000 DNP
14 73 Eli Whiteside 2013 .000 DNP
15 73 Jorge Velandia 2008 .242
16 72 Wil Nieves 2011 .118
17 72 Andy Green 2011 .000 DNP
18 72 Phil Garner 1982 .276
19 72 Terry Shumpert 2000 .250
20 72 Keith Lockhart 1998 .248
21 72 Damion Easley 2003 .174
22 72 Ray Durham 2005 .270
23 72 Mark Quinn 2007 .000 DNP
24 72 Randy Velarde 1996 .276
25 72 Donnie Sadler 2008 .000 DNP
26 72 Joe Inglett 2011 .175
27 71 Danny Ardoin 2008 .205
28 71 Marlon Anderson 2007 .288
29 71 Bret Boone 2002 .285
30 71 Ed Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
31 71 Bobby Smith 2007 .000 DNP
32 71 Joe Thurston 2013 .000 DNP
33 71 Kerry Robinson 2007 .000 DNP
34 71 Bill Pecota 1993 .297
35 71 Damon Hollins 2007 .000 DNP
36 71 Tony Graffanino 2005 .273
37 71 Mike Rivera 2010 .101
38 71 Chris Heintz 2008 .000 DNP
39 71 Andy Phillips 2010 .000 DNP
40 71 Jesse Garcia 2007 .000 DNP
41 71 Don Kelly 2013 .252
42 71 Damian Jackson 2007 .000 DNP
43 71 Ernest Riles 1994 .000 DNP
44 71 Danny Murtaugh 1951 .206
45 71 Ramon Vazquez 2010 .000 DNP
46 71 Wilson Valdez 2011 .233
47 71 Jerry Priddy 1953 .231
48 70 Gil Velazquez 2013 -.012
49 70 Robby Thompson 1995 .241
50 70 Fernando Tatis 2008 .301
51 70 Adrian Brown 2007 .000 DNP
52 70 Henry Mateo 2010 .000 DNP
53 70 Chad Moeller 2008 .231
54 70 Esteban German 2011 .512
55 70 Dewayne Wise 2011 .207
56 70 Connie Ryan 1953 .283
57 70 Alan Bannister 1985 .249
58 70 Mickey Morandini 1999 .227
59 70 Dick McAuliffe 1973 .289
60 70 Julian Javier 1970 .221
61 69 Clete Boyer 1970 .243
62 69 Keith Ginter 2009 .000 DNP
63 69 Dick Green 1974 .211
64 69 Timo Perez 2008 .000 DNP
65 69 Kazuo Matsui 2009 .232
66 69 Bobby Avila 1957 .264
67 69 Ed Charles 1966 .287
68 69 Rich Aurilia 2005 .261
69 69 Bobby Doerr 1951 .286
70 69 Nelson Liriano 1997 .235
71 69 Randy Jackson 1959 .238
72 69 Danny Klassen 2009 .000 DNP
73 69 Pete Runnels 1961 .276
74 69 Robinson Cancel 2009 -.007
75 69 Humberto Quintero 2013 .211
76 69 Herbert Perry 2003 .132
77 69 Clint Barmes 2012 .222
78 69 Scott Brosius 2000 .223
79 69 Tim Teufel 1992 .242
80 69 Vance Law 1990 .000 DNP
81 69 Brook Jacoby 1993 .000 DNP
82 69 Adam Kennedy 2009 .265
83 69 Paul Hoover 2009 .508
84 69 Davey Lopes 1978 .287
85 69 Miguel Cairo 2007 .223
86 69 Jamey Carroll 2007 .230
87 69 Oscar Robles 2009 .000 DNP
88 69 Johnny Logan 1959 .290
89 69 Ray Knight 1986 .282
90 69 Miguel Ojeda 2008 .000 DNP
91 68 Jay Bell 1999 .298
92 68 Gil McDougald 1961 .000 DNP
93 68 Terry Pendleton 1994 .223
94 68 Billy Johnson 1952 .258
95 68 Dane Sardinha 2012 .000 DNP
96 68 Red Schoendienst 1956 .259
97 68 Tom Herr 1989 .264
98 68 Raul Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
99 68 Troy O'Leary 2003 .211
100 68 Charlie Hayes 1998 .267

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .198 .269 .270 .199
11 vs R (Multi) .231 .268 .348 .224
18 Split (Multi) .033 -.001 .079 .025
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .195 .267 .244 .176
31 vs R (2013) .211 .250 .421 .219
38 Split (2013) .015 -.017 .177 .044
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2012 Wilson is surprisingly sixth on the list of shortstops by Fielding Runs Above Average-per-inning over the past three seasons combined (minimum 500 innings), with 21.5 FRAA in 1350 1/3 innings, behind usual suspects such as Brendan Ryan and Rafael Furcal. With his replacement-level bat and lack of a great defensive reputation, he is likely to start the season in Gwinnett, but could spend time as the Braves’ backup shortstop before season’s end.
2011 What better way to ensure that Jack Wilson wouldn’t be missed during an injury-plagued season than to substitute an equally anemic hitter with the same initials and surname? The younger Wilson is a Triple-A hitter at best, and he hit like one in his most extended exposure yet to major-league pitching; his batting line would have looked even worse if he hadn't crept close enough to the plate to draw 12 beanballs, which nearly equaled his paltry walk total. Ever since Willie Bloomquist’s departure, the Mariners have lacked a true designated gritter, so perhaps Wilson fills some quota for talent-deprived white guys who play multiple positions. Still, a good glove only goes so far, and Wilson doesn’t even have one. As a result, he’s miscast as anything but a short-term replacement. The Mariners having added glove-man Brendan Ryan, Wilson may find himself the long-term answer at Tacoma.
2010 Josh Wilson was a waiver-wire floater last year, sailing from team to team like an untethered balloon, but he re-upped with the M's on a minor-league contract.
2008 The Rays picked Josh Wilson up off of waivers in May and gave him semi-regular work at short and second out of desperation more than anything else. Waived at end of the season, he was claimed by the Pirates.
2006 Utility infield candidate with a little bit of pop, a little bit of patience, but not so much of either that you`d want to make a regular out of him. Traded to the Rockies for a PTBNL, Wilson will serve as insurance in case Clint Barmes loses another battle to venison, prime rib, Kobe beef, or a particularly angry pot roast.
2005 The heir apparent to Gonzalez, Wilson was named the best defensive shortstop in the Southern League in Baseball America's poll, and is probably ready to handle the position at the major league level right now. His bat, however, has needed time to adjust to each new level, and his plate discipline fell apart after a midseason promotion, so another year at Triple-A won't hurt him. He should be the Opening Day shortstop in 2006.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Yuni going out for a month or so with a pulled hammy, should the M's go out and get a real SS (if so, who?), or punt with Josh Wilson and Ronny Cedeno? They are only 2 1/2 games behind some flawed teams.
(Buddy Biancalana from Tumwater)
There aren't any shortstops in the market. Tejada, I guess. (Joe Sheehan)


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