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Portrait of Dane Sardinha

Dane Sardinha CPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 171 .166 .243 .265 .194 -0.6
Birth Date4-8-1979
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 CIN 24 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.000 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
2005 CIN 26 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .011 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2008 DET 29 17 49 44 2 7 0 1 0 9 4 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 .159 .229 .205 .154 -5.2 0.3 -0.5
2009 DET 30 12 34 31 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 16 0 2 1 3 0 0 .097 .091 .129 .100 -3.9 -0.2 -0.4
2010 PHI 31 13 40 39 5 8 2 0 3 19 1 13 0 0 0 8 0 0 .205 .225 .487 .236 1.0 0.3 0.1
2011 PHI 32 15 43 32 8 7 1 0 0 8 10 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 .219 .419 .250 .298 2.7 0.1 0.3
Career5917115116254134015551221500.166.243.265.194-6.50.6-0.6

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
2001 STO A+ 109 445 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHT AA 106 420 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CIN MLB 1 2 -.000 .246 .314 .383 .247 .000 99 -0.6 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2003 CHT AA 72 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LOU AAA 89 345 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB 1 3 .011 .290 .319 .425 .255 .000 110 -0.8 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2005 LOU AAA 86 330 .212 .270 .336 .430 .250 .259 100 -16.1 9.1 5.5 1.1 0.1 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2006 LOU AAA 71 249 .164 .254 .321 .385 .252 .230 97 -24.4 6.9 4 0.2 0.4 -8.9 -0.9 -8.9 -0.9
2007 TOL AAA 117 421 .214 .261 .333 .392 .259 .241 91 -21.3 12.4 7.5 -0.9 0.9 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2008 DET MLB 17 49 .154 .271 .332 .434 .264 .212 105 -5.6 1.4 0.9 0.3 -1.1 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
2008 TOL AAA 54 197 .198 .261 .331 .406 .263 .254 88 -13.9 6.1 3.6 -0.1 -0.3 -7.0 -0.7 -7.0 -0.7
2009 DET MLB 12 34 .100 .275 .331 .430 .260 .176 105 -5.8 1.0 0.6 -0.2 -0.0 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2009 TOL AAA 38 135 .188 .260 .324 .387 .244 .214 116 -10.4 3.9 2.4 -0.3 -0.3 -4.6 -0.5 -4.6 -0.5
2010 PHI MLB 13 40 .236 .265 .326 .426 .270 .217 96 -1 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 LEH AAA 67 242 .206 .262 .333 .408 .254 .273 93 -14.6 7.3 4.4 -0.3 1.6 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 PHI MLB 15 43 .298 .262 .339 .403 .279 .368 90 1.6 1.2 0.7 0.1 -0.6 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 LEH AAA 29 106 .186 .252 .322 .394 .251 .213 91 -9.2 3.3 2 -0.2 -1.2 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -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
2001 STO A+ 445 45 99 24 2 9 55 12 97 0 1 .235 .259 .365 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHT AA 420 34 81 20 0 4 40 14 114 0 2 .206 .234 .287 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHT AA 275 21 63 15 0 3 32 22 61 5 3 .256 .320 .354 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CIN MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.000 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
2004 LOU AAA 345 32 85 17 1 9 40 10 94 0 1 .262 .296 .404 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LOU AAA 330 36 67 10 0 10 36 22 72 1 0 .224 .284 .358 .134 .212 -1.8 1.1 -0.1
2005 CIN MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .011 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2006 LOU AAA 249 19 40 7 0 2 10 15 64 0 0 .175 .230 .231 .057 .164 -8.9 0.2 -0.9
2007 TOL AAA 421 38 77 15 1 10 47 25 98 2 0 .202 .255 .325 .123 .214 1.8 -0.9 0.1
2008 DET MLB 49 2 7 0 1 0 3 4 11 0 0 .159 .229 .205 .045 .154 -5.2 0.3 -0.5
2008 TOL AAA 197 19 37 9 0 6 18 8 59 1 0 .202 .235 .350 .148 .198 -7.0 -0.1 -0.7
2009 TOL AAA 135 10 21 7 0 3 16 11 34 0 0 .178 .248 .314 .136 .188 -4.6 -0.3 -0.5
2009 DET MLB 34 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 16 0 0 .097 .091 .129 .032 .100 -3.9 -0.2 -0.4
2010 LEH AAA 242 24 46 8 0 5 24 13 68 0 0 .207 .263 .311 .104 .206 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
2010 PHI MLB 40 5 8 2 0 3 8 1 13 0 0 .205 .225 .487 .282 .236 1.0 0.3 0.1
2011 LEH AAA 106 6 13 3 0 0 1 10 32 0 0 .140 .238 .172 .032 .186 -5.3 -0.2 -0.5
2011 PHI MLB 43 8 7 1 0 0 1 10 13 0 0 .219 .419 .250 .031 .298 2.7 0.1 0.3

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 191 0.4974 0.5079 0.7732 0.6316 0.3854 0.8500 0.6486 0.2165
2009 124 0.5081 0.6048 0.6933 0.6825 0.5246 0.8372 0.5000 0.2933
2010 145 0.5724 0.5448 0.6835 0.7108 0.3226 0.7797 0.4000 0.3165
2011 194 0.4742 0.4021 0.7308 0.5761 0.2451 0.8679 0.4400 0.2692
Career6540.50920.50310.72560.64230.35630.83730.50340.2689

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-15 2009-05-21 DTD 6 5 Right Fingers Sprain Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 83 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/8/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 4/29/11. Sent outright to AAA 6/24/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/7/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/19/10. DFA by Philadelphia 7/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2009). Signed by Detroit 11/12/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Detroit 4/26/09. DFA by Detroit 6/20/09, sent outright to AAA 6/22/09.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2008). Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Detroit 6/25/08. DFA by Detroit 7/10/08, sent outright to AAA 7/14/08.
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2007). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/06. DFA by Cincinnati 4/06, sent outright to AAA 4/06

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Speaking of Dane Sardinha, he posted his eighth consecutive lousy Triple-A season—that’s gotta be some kind of record.
2011 Old catchers never die, they just become organizational guys, and Dane Sardinha is no exception.
2010 Dane Sardinha spent two months as the Tigers' backup catcher, but was such an anemic presence he could have been cast as a vampire victim; let's call his time on the roster the 60 days of night.
2009 One of the best college catchers in recent memory, the budget-minded Reds give Sardinha a guaranteed big-league contract in lieu of a bonus at the beginning of the decade, but he quickly proved to be a good-glove/no-hit catcher who has spent the last five seasons at Triple-A giving teams little reason to believe he'll ever be anything more than an emergency catcher. The good news is the Sardinha knows that sure beats working at Sears, so he's set for a return engagement at Toledo next year.
2005 A strong defensive catcher with lousy plate discipline and decent pop—sounds like a younger version of Jason LaRue. His decent '04 showing has made things tough on the Reds: Sardinha's too good to glibly discard into the Rule 5 dustbin, not yet good enough to claim a major league starting job. Adding him to the 40-man and letting Sardinha duke it out with Miguel Perez, Ryan Hanigan and Brian Peterson for organizational pecking order behind the plate is the Reds' best bet.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessAhead in the Count: Only Two Games WorseEric Seidman2010-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessAhead in the Count: Only Two Games WorseMatt Swartz2010-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Monday UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversEric Seidman2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Optional WaiversJeff Euston2010-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: OddmentsChristina Kahrl2010-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fifth-Corner RecyclingSteven Goldman2009-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL October RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Fallout from the Deadline DealsJeff Erickson2008-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Slotto Bonanzas, Part TwoNate Silver2007-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Uni-gamersJim Baker2007-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-10Christina Kahrl2006-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: One Dance OnlyJim Baker2005-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2003-08-01
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 1128 19 3.4 21.0 687 0.6 0.2 1.8 3.6 22.8
2009 854 -4 -0.2 -1.9 473 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -2.1
2010 614 3 0.9 9.9 321 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 0.9 9.8
2011 799 -11 -0.9 -7.5 438 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0 -0.9 -8.5
total 3395 6 2.8 5.7 1919 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.8 5.8

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