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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 871 .230 .303 .423 .262 1.2
Birth Date6-5-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.32013
1.22014
0.62015
0.22016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2011 TBA 27 20 60 55 4 12 2 0 1 17 5 13 0 0 0 7 0 0 .218 .283 .309 .243 0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2013 TEX 29 13 30 28 3 5 3 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .233 .286 .183 -1.8 -0.6 -0.3
2014 TEX 30 93 338 306 36 73 15 0 13 127 17 71 7 4 40 0 1 .239 .290 .415 .267 15.9 -5.2 1.2
2015 TEX 31 78 273 233 33 54 16 1 10 102 28 62 5 2 5 34 0 0 .232 .325 .438 .265 11.8 -6.4 0.6
2016 TEX 32 57 170 147 21 33 11 0 9 71 15 44 5 2 1 20 0 1 .224 .314 .483 .268 9.1 -7.4 0.2
Career261871769971774713332567196178610102.230.303.423.26235.4-24.91.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2002 BOI A- 62 255 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A 108 403 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 84 355 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 74 253 .233 .239 .300 .332 .000 .306 108 -0.1 0.1 0 -0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2006 PEO A 126 529 .294 .251 .332 .366 .000 .273 96 12.4 10.1 0.6 7.4 2.8 26.0 3.5 26.0 3.5
2007 DAY A+ 79 293 .272 .257 .326 .379 .000 .306 102 3.9 8.8 2.7 5.5 0.1 15.4 2.0 15.4 2.0
2007 TEN AA 42 146 .240 .258 .333 .399 .000 .263 103 -3.6 4.7 2.1 4.2 -0.4 2.9 0.7 2.9 0.7
2008 DAY A+ 37 156 .300 .258 .333 .380 .000 .299 108 6.5 4.5 1.3 2.3 -0.5 11.8 1.4 11.8 1.4
2008 TEN AA 38 117 .243 .248 .329 .370 .000 .287 110 -2.2 3.5 0.7 -1.5 0.1 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2008 CUB Rk 4 19 .430 .251 .349 .372 .000 .545 98 3.8 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.4 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2009 DAY A+ 69 270 .334 .251 .322 .361 .000 .324 99 21 7.7 2.7 1.1 -0.8 30.7 3.3 30.7 3.3
2009 TEN AA 12 43 .262 .252 .333 .380 .000 .290 93 0.1 1.4 0.8 1.3 -0.6 1.7 0.3 1.7 0.3
2010 TEN AA 77 318 .345 .265 .342 .393 .000 .322 104 30.4 9.6 5 -2.5 -1.5 43.5 4.2 43.5 4.2
2010 IOW AAA 15 62 .331 .274 .343 .444 .000 .386 104 4.6 1.8 1 -2.0 0.2 7.6 0.5 7.6 0.5
2011 TBA MLB 20 60 .243 .253 .317 .403 .000 .268 97 -1 1.6 0.9 -5.3 -1.0 0.5 -0.5 0.5 -0.5
2011 DUR AAA 78 319 .245 .258 .326 .390 .000 .324 95 -5.6 9.9 3.6 -10.0 -2.0 6.0 -0.4 6.0 -0.4
2012 MAG Wnt 6 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 13 30 .183 .250 .320 .401 .000 .227 101 -2.2 0.8 0 -0.6 -0.4 -1.8 -0.3 -1.8 -0.3
2013 ROU AAA 74 311 .287 .257 .334 .396 .000 .294 91 9.3 8.9 2.9 -7.7 1.7 22.8 1.5 22.8 1.5
2014 TEX MLB 93 338 .267 .246 .304 .371 .000 .265 100 2.2 8.7 5.3 -5.2 -0.3 15.9 1.2 15.9 1.2
2015 TEX MLB 78 273 .265 .255 .315 .411 .000 .270 107 1.3 7.4 4.5 -6.4 -1.3 11.8 0.6 11.8 0.6
2015 ROU AAA 4 14 .133 .267 .339 .380 .000 .200 87 -1.9 0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2016 TEX MLB 57 170 .268 .258 .319 .425 .260 .250 106 1.4 4.8 2.8 -7.3 0.2 9.1 0.2 9.1 0.2
2016 FRI AA 3 9 -.053 .248 .313 .363 .258 .000 98 -2.8 0.2 0 -0.6 0.0 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2016 ROU AAA 3 12 .068 .264 .312 .404 .263 .286 78 -2.4 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2

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
2002 BOI A- 255 35 57 15 2 8 38 16 66 5 2 .247 .311 .433 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LNS A 403 51 84 27 1 7 39 28 82 10 2 .232 .297 .370 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 355 56 77 18 6 7 39 25 70 7 2 .241 .310 .401 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 253 30 63 6 0 7 27 16 42 3 4 .273 .327 .390 .117 .233 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2006 PEO A 529 74 105 30 2 9 47 69 79 19 10 .242 .359 .383 .141 .294 26.0 7.4 3.5
2007 TEN AA 146 11 28 4 2 2 16 13 31 1 1 .220 .288 .331 .110 .240 2.9 4.2 0.7
2007 DAY A+ 293 35 62 14 2 3 20 37 48 8 5 .259 .379 .372 .113 .272 15.4 5.5 2.0
2008 CUB Rk 19 5 6 1 1 0 3 6 2 1 0 .462 .632 .692 .231 .430 4.9 0.7 0.5
2008 DAY A+ 156 22 34 4 2 5 18 26 21 3 1 .283 .426 .475 .192 .300 11.8 2.3 1.4
2008 TEN AA 117 12 25 7 3 0 8 10 18 0 0 .243 .304 .369 .126 .243 2.1 -1.5 0.1
2009 TEN AA 43 4 9 3 0 0 5 7 4 0 1 .257 .381 .343 .086 .262 1.7 1.3 0.3
2009 DAY A+ 270 40 68 13 5 11 47 35 40 2 2 .300 .404 .546 .247 .334 30.7 1.1 3.3
2010 TEN AA 318 53 84 24 0 15 64 42 35 1 5 .318 .421 .580 .261 .345 43.5 -2.5 4.2
2010 IOW AAA 62 10 20 4 0 3 10 2 8 0 0 .364 .435 .600 .236 .331 7.6 -2.0 0.5
2011 TBA MLB 60 4 12 2 0 1 7 5 13 0 0 .218 .283 .309 .091 .243 0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2011 DUR AAA 319 24 73 13 1 6 24 29 69 1 1 .259 .343 .376 .117 .245 6.0 -10.0 -0.4
2012 MAG Wnt 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 .158 .304 .158 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 311 35 68 10 2 8 40 38 55 2 0 .257 .356 .400 .143 .287 22.8 -7.7 1.5
2013 TEX MLB 30 3 5 3 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .179 .233 .286 .107 .183 -1.8 -0.6 -0.3
2014 TEX MLB 338 36 73 15 0 13 40 17 71 0 1 .239 .290 .415 .176 .267 15.9 -5.2 1.2
2015 TEX MLB 273 33 54 16 1 10 34 28 62 0 0 .232 .325 .438 .206 .265 11.8 -6.4 0.6
2015 ROU AAA 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 .091 .286 .091 .000 .133 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
2016 ROU AAA 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 .068 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
2016 FRI AA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.053 -2.5 -0.6 -0.3
2016 TEX MLB 170 21 33 11 0 9 20 15 44 0 1 .224 .314 .483 .259 .268 9.1 -7.3 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 216 0.5463 0.5231 0.8053 0.7034 0.3061 0.8795 0.6000 0.1947 85 -0.001912
2013 121 0.5702 0.4876 0.8136 0.6812 0.2308 0.8511 0.6667 0.1864 51 -0.002605
2014 1251 0.5116 0.4700 0.7738 0.6297 0.3028 0.8536 0.6000 0.2262 539 -0.002970
2015 1094 0.5009 0.4196 0.7756 0.5876 0.2509 0.8509 0.5985 0.2244 511 0.000782
2016 692 0.4697 0.4422 0.7059 0.6123 0.2916 0.7990 0.5327 0.2941 0 0.000000
Career33740.50390.4520.76390.6190.28130.84310.58810.2361372.8079-0.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-01 2014-09-12 DTD 11 10 - Neck Tightness -
2014-04-30 2014-05-03 DTD 3 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-02-03 2014-02-03 WIN 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion HBP Little Finger - -
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 - Head Recovery From Concussion - -
2012-03-14 2012-03-26 Camp 12 0 - Head Concussion Foul Tip - -
2011-10-10 2011-12-05 WIN 56 0 Right Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal - -
2010-05-25 2010-06-03 Minors 9 0 - Head Concussion -
2009-05-15 2009-05-27 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-08-26 2008-09-05 Minors 10 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2008-05-16 2008-06-29 Minors 44 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2004-07-11 2004-09-01 Minors 52 0 Left Fracture Little Toe - -
2003-07-29 2003-08-07 Minors 9 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $1,550,000
2015 TEX $518,290
2014 TEX $502,232
2013 TEX $
2012 TBA $480,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,501,222
2011Current$1,550,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$3,051,222
4 yrTotal$3,051,222

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 103 d1 year/$1.55M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$518,290 (2015). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/15.
  • 1 year/$502,232 (2014). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 2/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13. Acquired by Texas in trade 4/8/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 3/31/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4807M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 10/29/10. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11.
  • Signed 2000 by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20151.80.20.50.4out of baseballout of baseball2.9

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .249 .329 .465 .287
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .300 .404 .252
18 Split (Multi) -.023 -.028 -.061 -.035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .259 .344 .482 .289
31 vs R (2015) .216 .314 .412 .252
38 Split (2015) -.043 -.030 -.070 -.037
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Once a corner-infield backup who could chip in catching on the sabbath, Chirinos continued to solidify his role as a solid if not spectacular backstop for the Rangers in 2015. With Jorge Alfaro now in the Phillies' system, Chirinos will have first crack at the head of a job-sharing arrangement at a minimum and could crack 100 games for the first time if his health permits. What you've seen of his offensive performance is assuredly what you'll get.
2015 The 30-year-old late bloomer (and late catcher) was a forgettable piece of the Matt Garza-to-the-Cubs trade before becoming the first player ever to be traded from Tampa Bay to Texas. Chirinos, who has one of those names built for a pun-laced fantasy team, began the season third on the depth chart behind the plate, but found plenty of playing time due to Geovany Soto's lack of health and J.P. Arencibia's lack of baseball skills. In fact, Chirinos wound up putting together a season not unlike what was expected from the man whose job he took (good power, low OBP), with the huge exception of his above-average defense. Jon Daniels came out early in the offseason in support of Chirinos as the full-time catcher in 2015, but his leash is not likely to be long and he'll be brushed aside soon enough if Jorge Alfaro is who scouts think he is.
2014 The Rangers are persistent when it comes to getting their guy. According to Peter Gammons, they tried to acquire Robinson Chirinos from the Cubs in the 2010-11 offseason, planning to then package him with Derek Holland, Engel Beltre and Frank Francisco to the Rays for Matt Garza. That deal fell through, but the Rangers snagged Chirinos prior to the 2013 season, and stashed him in Triple-A as their third catcher. A.J. Pierzynski's injured stint and an overall lack of bench bats resulted in Chirinos spending more time in the majors than the team would have preferred, though his actual playing time was limited. Chirinos offers versatility by playing the corner infield spots as well as catching, and will likely be squirreled away in Round Rock in 2014 as insurance, though he has a shot at sticking as the last guy on the bench if the coaching staff likes his bat in spring training.
2013 Robinson Chirinos lost his entire 2012 season to the disturbingly persistent aftereffects of a spring-training concussion, and his age puts the converted infielder's career into double jeopardy.
2012 Part of the haul the Rays got in return for sending Matt Garza to the Cubs. Chirinos had received praise for his defense and an improving bat while with the Cubs, but only one of those attributes came with him. He continued to hit lefties well (.312/.369/.468) in Durham but his defense received mixed reviews. Chirinos was called up just after the break when both John Jaso and Jose Lobaton went on the disabled list. Chirinos looked overmatched both at the plate and behind it, as his developing footwork and release allowed baserunners to steal at will. A broken wrist in winter ball probably hampers his arrival in the bigs, as well. With options to spare, Chirinos most likely starts in Triple-A.
2011 The Venezuelan infielder was eight years into his gig as an organizational soldier when the Cubs decided to move him behind the plate in '08, giving him a career path that might now land him in the bigs. (They did likewise with his catching partner at Double-A, Steve Clevenger, and received a pair of interesting backstops for their efforts.) Chirinos has made progress in mastering the finer points of receiving, and last year gunned down 32 percent of stolen-base attempts. Good-hit backups are a rare enough commodity behind the plate, so pegging his future as that of a second-stringer sells him short, but keep in mind that he's spent parts of the last four years at Double-A—take last season's bopping with a few grains of salt.
2008 Robinson Chirinos can take a walk, but he'll likely fall victim to the "Rexrode Threshold," as his insufficient power will allow pitchers at higher levels to throw him more strikes, thus decreasing his walk rate. Still, his glove isn't bad, so he could make it as a utility player.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a couple of catcher sleepers to take late in 5x5 keeper league?
(LittleRon from WV)
Assuming a 15-team, one catcher mixer I like Wilson Ramos (people are suddenly shying away from him) and Robinson Chirinos. In a two catcher format, Geovany Soto and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are backups who could push their way into enough time to be better than the bottom end guys who are playing every day. (Mike Gianella)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2008 afa 0 .000 0.0 686 -.000 0.0 15 -.010 .003 0.1 0.1 0.0
2009 afa 0 .000 0.0 2213 -.001 1.0 67 .027 .004 -1.2 -0.2 0.0
2009 aax 891 .010 1.6 487 -.000 0.0 11 -.003 -.001 0.0 1.6 0.0
2010 aaa 1125 -.012 -2.4 643 -.001 0.1 12 -.008 -.002 0.1 -2.2 0.0
2010 aax 5523 -.005 -4.4 3149 -.002 2.0 72 .003 -.001 -0.1 -2.5 0.0
2011 mlb 1040 -.033 -5.2 649 -.000 0.0 22 .000 .002 -0.0 -5.2 0.0
2011 aaa 4799 -.013 -11.0 3003 -.000 0.1 57 .005 -.001 -0.2 -11.0 0.0
2013 aaa 3924 -.007 -4.9 2320 .000 -0.1 51 .031 .001 -1.0 -6.0 0.0
2013 mlb 194 -.017 -0.5 100 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.002 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2014 mlb 6090 -.011 -9.3 3894 -.000 0.5 63 -.080 -.002 2.9 -5.9 0.0
2015 mlb 4968 -.008 -5.7 3299 -.000 0.1 35 -.003 -.006 0.4 -5.3 0.0
2015 aaa 257 -.003 -0.1 149 .000 -0.0 1 .004 -.000 -0.0 -0.1 0.0
2016 aax 131 -.003 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 .006 -.004 -0.0 -0.1 0.0
2016 aaa 145 -.002 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 4 -.005 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2016 mlb 3053 -.018 -8.1 2179 -.001 0.3 26 .003 -.004 0.1 -7.7 0.0

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