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Portrait of J.R. House

J.R. House CPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 63 .167 .206 .367 .191 -0.3
Birth Date11-11-1979
Height6' 0"
Weight215 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
2003 PIT 23 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .663 0.3 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT 24 5 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .069 -1.5 -0.0 -0.1
2006 HOU 26 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.037 -2.8 -0.1 -0.3
2007 BAL 27 19 41 38 5 8 2 0 3 19 1 11 2 0 0 3 0 0 .211 .268 .500 .270 1.3 0.0 0.1
2008 HOU 28 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.002 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
Career32636061030322116200400.167.206.367.191-3.5-0.1-0.3

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
1999 HIC A 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 WPT A- 0 109 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 0 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .402 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 112 470 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 30 106 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 1 1 .663 .227 .308 .362 .237 1.000 106 0.4 0.0 0 0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2003 ALT AA 20 68 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 5 9 .069 .264 .322 .418 .256 .143 91 -1.9 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2004 NAS AAA 92 337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 4 9 -.037 .293 .367 .458 .283 .000 97 -3 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2006 CCH AA 97 423 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 31 128 .366 .267 .335 .407 .260 .447 100 16.2 4.1 -2.3 -1.0 -2.6 15.9 1.5 15.9 1.5
2007 BAL MLB 19 41 .270 .243 .325 .363 .247 .208 101 0.5 1.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 NOR AAA 110 471 .322 .265 .334 .403 .263 .327 86 30.9 13.5 -0.9 1.2 -5.0 36.8 3.7 36.8 3.7
2008 HOU MLB 3 3 -.002 .265 .336 .407 .261 .000 101 -0.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2008 ROU AAA 127 513 .285 .274 .344 .439 .258 .315 104 14.7 15.8 -3.3 0.8 -3.5 21.9 2.2 21.9 2.2
2009 OMA AAA 127 544 .240 .268 .336 .409 .274 .268 87 -11.8 15.9 5.8 -1.0 -6.7 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2010 BUF AAA 67 243 .226 .265 .332 .420 .259 .276 103 -9.4 7.4 4.2 1.7 -2.3 -1.9 -0.0 -1.9 -0.0

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
1999 WPT A- 109 11 30 6 0 1 13 9 21 0 1 .300 .358 .390 .090 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HIC A 472 78 146 29 1 23 90 46 91 1 2 .348 .419 .586 .238 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 470 51 110 25 1 11 56 37 103 1 1 .258 .325 .399 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 106 9 24 6 0 2 11 13 21 0 0 .264 .356 .396 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA 68 12 21 6 0 2 11 5 11 0 0 .333 .382 .524 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .663 0.3 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .111 .069 -1.5 -0.0 -0.1
2004 NAS AAA 337 38 89 21 1 15 49 23 72 1 1 .288 .345 .508 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CCH AA 423 58 123 23 2 10 69 32 44 2 2 .325 .383 .475 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.037 -2.8 -0.1 -0.3
2006 ROU AAA 128 25 47 15 0 5 36 9 15 0 0 .412 .460 .675 .263 .366 15.9 -1.0 1.5
2007 NOR AAA 471 52 125 32 2 11 66 43 59 1 5 .298 .369 .463 .165 .322 36.8 1.2 3.7
2007 BAL MLB 41 5 8 2 0 3 3 1 11 0 0 .211 .268 .500 .289 .270 1.3 0.0 0.1
2008 ROU AAA 513 63 139 25 0 18 60 53 52 1 2 .306 .381 .480 .174 .285 21.9 0.8 2.2
2008 HOU MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.002 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2009 OMA AAA 544 58 127 24 0 9 53 33 57 0 0 .251 .298 .352 .101 .240 -2.2 -1.0 -0.3
2010 BUF AAA 243 20 57 14 0 4 29 13 31 0 0 .253 .298 .369 .116 .226 -1.9 1.7 -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 15 0.4667 0.6000 0.7778 0.5714 0.6250 0.7500 0.8000 0.2222
Career150.46670.60.77780.57140.6250.750.80.2222

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-04 2005-10-03 60-DL 182 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2005-02-22
2003-09-01 2003-10-01 Minors 30 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-09-01

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
DLozano/BHSC

Details
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 5/14/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from KC 2/24/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 0.109 major league service thru `07
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 11/30/08 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 07-08 (minor-league contract)
  • FA after refused sent outright to Triple-A 10/12/07 contract purchased 8/13/07
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/06 contract purchased 8/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from PIT 05 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/05 re-signed 2/05 recalled 9/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 recalled 7/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04
  • recalled 9/03 sent to minor-league camp 3/03 re-signed 2/03 minors 3/02 signed 2/02 40-m 12/01
  • $0.266M signing bonus - football schol offer @ WVa `99 5-152

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This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: PECOTA + Catchers 4everAndrew Koo2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL CentralJay Jaffe2009-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLocked Out and Looking In?: The Quad-A GuysChristina Kahrl2009-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Picking Over the BonesChristina Kahrl2008-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2008-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves from the Week that WasChristina Kahrl2008-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Micro DealsChristina Kahrl2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Hostile EnvironmentsBryan Smith2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-02
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Third Annual Transient All-StarsJim Baker2007-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jim Duquette, Orioles VP of Baseball OperationsMaury Brown2007-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 8/7/06Kevin Goldstein2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 7/18/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 5/31/06Kevin Goldstein2006-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-04-18
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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