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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 4089 .262 .292 .395 .241 7.2
Birth Date11-24-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight205 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
2004 SEA 20 57 218 207 28 48 13 0 5 76 8 31 1 1 1 22 0 1 .232 .263 .367 .233 2.6 -6.5 -0.4
2005 SEA 21 54 203 190 18 47 19 0 2 72 6 25 4 2 1 25 4 2 .247 .282 .379 .235 -2.2 3.3 0.1
2006 SEA 22 151 655 603 78 170 28 8 10 244 26 80 9 5 12 79 5 2 .282 .319 .405 .243 5.0 0.1 0.5
2007 SEA 23 149 561 524 58 132 17 2 11 186 20 64 5 3 9 62 2 3 .252 .284 .355 .227 -8.1 14.4 0.6
2008 SEA 24 159 687 644 80 191 41 1 17 285 27 67 1 9 6 89 6 3 .297 .322 .443 .270 22.3 27.1 5.0
2009 SEA 25 153 653 613 69 167 42 0 25 284 24 69 6 7 3 96 3 3 .272 .303 .463 .260 14.9 -5.3 1.0
2010 SEA 26 150 622 593 49 142 29 0 10 201 23 66 3 3 0 58 3 2 .239 .270 .339 .216 -6.6 20.2 1.4
2011 COL 27 38 129 125 10 26 4 0 2 36 3 15 1 0 0 8 2 0 .208 .233 .288 .194 -8.1 -0.4 -0.9
2011 FLO 27 44 113 106 13 24 8 0 6 50 4 13 1 1 1 13 0 0 .226 .259 .472 .271 3.3 -0.8 0.3
2012 CHA 28 15 24 23 2 5 1 0 0 6 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .250 .261 .174 -2.6 0.0 -0.3
2012 CLE 28 66 224 213 16 53 13 0 4 78 8 35 0 3 0 28 0 1 .249 .272 .366 .238 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
Career1036408938414211005215119215181504713134334802517.262.292.395.24120.551.67.2

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
2001 EVE A- 70 315 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 123 562 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 132 588 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 57 218 .233 .268 .332 .425 .257 .250 102 -6.4 6.5 3 -6.5 -0.1 2.6 -0.4 2.6 -0.4
2004 TAC AAA 74 303 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 54 203 .235 .260 .322 .413 .257 .273 97 -5.4 5.8 -0.2 3.3 -0.6 -2.2 0.1 -2.2 0.1
2005 TAC AAA 44 194 .313 .283 .358 .450 .278 .344 81 8.6 4.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0 11.7 1.1 11.7 1.1
2006 SEA MLB 151 655 .243 .268 .329 .422 .254 .309 101 -12.7 19.7 -0.9 0.1 -0.7 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2007 SEA MLB 149 561 .227 .269 .334 .419 .262 .268 96 -20.3 16.6 -0.7 14.4 -5.5 -8.1 0.6 -8.1 0.6
2008 SEA MLB 159 687 .270 .266 .333 .415 .260 .306 98 7.5 19.8 -2.2 27.1 -3.4 22.3 5.0 22.3 5.0
2009 SEA MLB 153 653 .260 .265 .329 .420 .258 .270 99 -0.3 18.8 -1.9 -5.3 -1.6 14.9 1.0 14.9 1.0
2010 SEA MLB 150 622 .216 .257 .320 .403 .254 .254 98 -28.1 17.1 1.7 20.2 -3.5 -6.6 1.4 -6.6 1.4
2011 COL MLB 38 129 .194 .249 .312 .376 .257 .222 111 -8.4 3.5 0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -8.1 -0.9 -8.1 -0.9
2011 FLO MLB 44 113 .271 .250 .309 .384 .254 .205 94 1.3 3.0 -0.5 -0.8 1.0 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2011 NWO AAA 32 135 .345 .284 .351 .448 .262 .387 104 13.6 4.2 -0.8 -0.4 0.2 18.5 1.7 18.5 1.7
2012 CHA MLB 15 24 .174 .260 .329 .412 .264 .294 107 -2 0.7 0 0.0 -1.2 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2012 CLE MLB 66 224 .238 .256 .319 .404 .259 .277 100 -4.9 6.1 -0.7 -0.6 -2.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 13 55 .289 .253 .326 .387 .253 .350 97 1.8 1.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 COH AAA 6 24 .410 .257 .333 .387 .256 .571 98 4.1 0.7 0 0.0 -0.7 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2012 LAR Wnt 44 189 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2001 EVE A- 315 42 74 15 0 2 20 13 44 13 6 .256 .310 .329 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 562 82 169 39 5 8 60 27 45 31 13 .324 .360 .464 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 588 82 139 35 2 13 69 27 56 18 8 .258 .302 .403 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 303 40 81 19 0 13 39 16 30 6 2 .295 .344 .505 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 218 28 48 13 0 5 22 8 31 0 1 .232 .263 .367 .135 .233 2.6 -6.5 -0.4
2005 SEA MLB 203 18 47 19 0 2 25 6 25 4 2 .247 .282 .379 .132 .235 -2.2 3.3 0.1
2005 TAC AAA 194 29 58 19 0 5 31 8 25 2 3 .319 .351 .505 .187 .313 11.7 -0.1 1.1
2006 SEA MLB 655 78 170 28 8 10 79 26 80 5 2 .282 .319 .405 .123 .243 5.0 0.1 0.5
2007 SEA MLB 561 58 132 17 2 11 62 20 64 2 3 .252 .284 .355 .103 .227 -8.1 14.4 0.6
2008 SEA MLB 687 80 191 41 1 17 89 27 67 6 3 .297 .322 .443 .146 .270 22.3 27.1 5.0
2009 SEA MLB 653 69 167 42 0 25 96 24 69 3 3 .272 .303 .463 .191 .260 14.9 -5.3 1.0
2010 SEA MLB 622 49 142 29 0 10 58 23 66 3 2 .239 .270 .339 .099 .216 -6.6 20.2 1.4
2011 NWO AAA 135 24 50 9 0 9 30 6 12 2 0 .400 .430 .688 .288 .345 18.5 -0.4 1.7
2011 COL MLB 129 10 26 4 0 2 8 3 15 2 0 .208 .233 .288 .080 .194 -8.1 -0.4 -0.9
2011 FLO MLB 113 13 24 8 0 6 13 4 13 0 0 .226 .259 .472 .245 .271 3.3 -0.8 0.3
2012 CHR AAA 55 7 15 5 0 1 10 6 8 0 0 .306 .382 .469 .163 .289 3.4 -0.3 0.3
2012 CHA MLB 24 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .217 .250 .261 .043 .174 -2.6 0.0 -0.3
2012 LAR Wnt 189 25 51 12 1 5 33 24 23 0 2 .311 .397 .488 .177 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 COH AAA 24 1 12 4 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 .522 .542 .696 .174 .410 3.8 0.0 0.4
2012 CLE MLB 224 16 53 13 0 4 28 8 35 0 1 .249 .272 .366 .117 .238 0.0 -0.6 -0.1

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 2430 0.5214 0.4668 0.8852 0.6101 0.3087 0.9366 0.7744 0.1148
2009 2162 0.5185 0.5500 0.8696 0.6869 0.4025 0.9130 0.7900 0.1304
2010 2110 0.5137 0.5107 0.8784 0.6531 0.3596 0.9237 0.7913 0.1216
2011 889 0.5264 0.5309 0.8475 0.6795 0.3658 0.8899 0.7597 0.1525
2012 906 0.5000 0.5000 0.8363 0.6291 0.3687 0.8877 0.7485 0.1637
Career84970.5170.50910.87040.64960.35760.91730.77830.1296

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-04 2012-06-07 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-09-10 2011-09-13 DTD 3 3 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-09-29 2010-10-03 DTD 4 4 Right Fingers Dislocation Middle Finger -
2010-07-28 2010-08-04 DTD 7 6 Right Knee Swelling -
2010-06-17 2010-06-18 DTD 1 0 Left Knee Inflammation -
2009-07-27 2009-07-28 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2009-07-18 2009-07-18 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-02-23 2009-02-25 Camp 2 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2007-06-30 2007-07-02 DTD 2 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2007-05-06 2007-05-07 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Contusion -
2006-06-18 2006-06-21 DTD 3 2 Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2005-07-22 2005-07-25 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Contusion Diving Catch -
2005-05-23 2005-06-09 Minors 17 16 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate - -
2005-04-06 2005-05-14 Minors 38 34 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $800,000
2011 COL $3,600,000
2010 SEA $2,300,000
2009 SEA $1,600,000
2008 SEA $1,500,000
2006 SEA $335,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,135,000
6 yrTotal$10,135,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 91 dMartin Arburua1 year/$0.8M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/16/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Contract purchased by Cleveland 4/4/12. DFA by Cleveland 5/1/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/12. Contract purchased by Cleveland 5/12/12. DFA by Cleveland 8/7/12. Released by Cleveland 8/12/12. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 8/30/12.
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2011). Signed by Colorado 12/3/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 4 years/$6.07M (2007-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Seattle 4/07, replacing 1 year/$0.42M deal signed 3/07. 07:$0.42M, 08:$0.5M, 09:$1.6M, 10:$2.3M, 11:$4.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. If Lopez is arbitration-eligible after 2007 & had 500 PAs in 2006, salaries increase to 08:$1.5M, 09:$2M, 10:$2.75M, 11:$5M club option. Seattle declined 2011 option 11/3/10. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Seattle 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006).
  • Signed 2000 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 %
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Lopez is a baffling case. He hit .330/.372/.544 in 711 career Triple-A plate appearances, knocked 25 home runs in the 2009 major-league season, and twice posted an above-average TAv. But various teams have given him almost two full seasons of playing time since 2009, during which he has been an utter failure at the plate. He was once considered a good defensive second baseman, but is now limited to the corners except in an emergency. At this juncture, it will take some good breaks for him to earn any more chances to revive his big-league career.
2012 Lopez joined his third organization in six months when the Marlins claimed him off waivers from Colorado in June, but a 3-for-29 start earned him a trip to Triple-A New Orleans a month later. He hit well upon his recall in mid-August, batting .365/.382/.788 through his first 56 plate appearances, but was squeezed out of regular at-bats once September call-ups arrived and as a result his own production cratered again. After spending the majority of his early career as a second baseman, he has split time between second and third base in recent years. Any value that defensive versatility may carry, however, is negated by his inability to play either of those positions competently any longer. Inking a minor league deal with the Indians this winter, Lopez will hope to contribute but could instead find himself taking Luis Valbuena's seat on the bus back and forth from Triple-A.
2011 Lopez entered the league at age 20, but he seemingly stopped developing around the same time. He’s never been an offensive star, but his plate production cratered last season, as a reduced percentage of his fly balls left the park. Although his line-drive rate held steady, the Venezuelan’s BABIP took a tumble, which left his league-worst on-base percentage even less acceptable than usual; among qualified players, only A.J. Pierzysnki walked less frequently. Any M’s fan can recite a litany of Lopez's mental mistakes, many of them involving his bad decisions—and apparent lack of effort, which compounds his poor conditioning—on the basepaths, where he cost Seattle more than any player aside from Casey Kotchman. In his first tour of duty at the hot corner, the former second sacker led all major-league third basemen in FRAA, which dragged him kicking and screaming above replacement level. Lopez will benefit greatly from a change of scenery after heading to the Rockies in a December swap. The Mariners should also profit from his departure.
2010 Lopez managed the rare feat of having more home runs than walks. He has always swung at a lot of pitches out of the strike zone, but in 2009 he swung at even more of the high and low, the inside and outside, than than in previous years. However, a young second baseman who can hit 25 home runs while playing his home games at Safeco Field is not exactly something to sneeze at. His glove is not spectacular (that Mazeroski comp, above, is all about the wood, not the leather), but he gets the job done. At the Winter Meetings, Zduriencik spoke about how Figgins had been signed to play in the infield, creating speculation that Lopez might be moved away from the keystone, so stay tuned.
2009 Lopez rebounded nicely from a disastrous '07 second half, setting career-high offensive totals across the board. His defensive work ranked somewhere near the middle of the pack, but the Mariners seem to view his long-term home as either first or third base, particularly if Adrian Beltre departs. Lopez has good power for a second baseman, and the arm for third, but he'd be a lesser asset at another position. At the keystone, he's a fringe All-Star. At the hot corner, he's just a guy.
2008 After April, it was all downhill last year for Lopez, who turned in one of the worst second halves in the entire American League (.213/.238/.281). While he is insulated somewhat by the fact that the organization's infield prospects as a whole had poor seasons, Lopez could soon find himself facing challenges from Bloomquist, Chen, or Tug Hulett, the last of whom was acquired from the Rangers in the Ben Broussard trade. Thanks to a contract extension signed in April, the M's are on the hook for more sub-.300 OBP hi-jinks through 2010 whether Lopez plays or not.
2007 Jose Lopez finished the season with a performance that was achingly similar to that of his double-play partner, Betancourt, right down to the disappointing defensive numbers. Lopez`s power disappeared after the All-Star break; his second-half isolated power was a mere .051 compared to .174 prior to the midsummer classic. That finish gave him the distinction of concluding the season with the lowest WARP total of any Mariner All-Star ever. The only man who came close to Lopez`s 2.0 WARP was Jeffrey Leonard, who posted a 2.5 WARP in 1989, when his gaudy home run and RBI totals at the half convinced Tony La Russa to put the DH with a .319 OBP on the squad, even though Leonard`s teammate Alvin Davis had a better slugging percentage and an OBP more than 100 points higher. Lopez`s EqA was the lowest for a Mariner All-Star since Harold Reynolds (.246) in 1987. On the positive side, Lopez just turned 23 in November, so there`s still a chance for him to develop into a legitimate All-Star.
2005 We've expressed some doubts about Lopez's age in the past, but it now seems legit. He was overmatched after his promotion as the team disintegrated from injuries and inept management. Defensively, he's weak on the routine plays, blowing catches of easy grounders and throwing balls into the stands. His long term future is at second, and hey—Boone's contract runs out this year.

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