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Portrait of Bubba Crosby

Bubba Crosby RFYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 269 .216 .255 .300 .190 -1
Birth Date8-11-1976
Height5' 11"
Weight180 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 LAN 26 9 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .023 -3.5 0.0 -0.3
2004 NYA 27 55 58 53 8 8 2 0 2 16 2 13 1 0 2 7 2 0 .151 .196 .302 .165 -4.3 0.0 -0.4
2005 NYA 28 76 103 98 15 27 0 1 1 32 4 14 0 0 1 6 4 1 .276 .304 .327 .219 -1.5 3.0 0.2
2006 NYA 29 65 96 87 9 18 3 1 1 26 4 21 2 0 3 6 3 1 .207 .258 .299 .195 -3.7 -0.6 -0.4
Career20526925032545247510513062092.216.255.300.190-12.92.5-1.0

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
1998 SBR A+ 0 216 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SBR A+ 0 419 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SBR A+ 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VRO A+ 0 312 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 JAX AA 107 443 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LVG AAA 13 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JAX AA 38 165 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LVG AAA 73 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 9 12 .023 .250 .314 .395 .247 .111 89 -3.1 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2003 COH AAA 16 71 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 76 313 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .402 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB 55 58 .165 .269 .344 .421 .260 .158 105 -6.1 1.7 -0.2 0.0 0.5 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2004 COH AAA 33 138 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 76 103 .219 .267 .336 .429 .266 .313 103 -4.4 2.9 -0.4 3.0 1.5 -1.5 0.2 -1.5 0.2
2005 COH AAA 42 183 .224 .265 .332 .412 .248 .252 99 -7.5 5.6 -0.8 0.2 1.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2006 NYA MLB 65 96 .195 .268 .335 .425 .258 .262 108 -6.9 2.9 -0.3 -0.6 0.4 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2006 TAM A+ 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COH AAA 22 98 .249 .259 .322 .402 .260 .273 97 -1 2.4 -0.1 0.7 1.3 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2007 LOU AAA 13 47 .194 .263 .326 .407 .251 .143 95 -2.4 1.0 -0.3 0.7 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2 -2.8 -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
1998 SBR A+ 216 25 43 9 2 0 14 17 38 3 5 .216 .278 .281 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SBR A+ 419 53 110 21 3 1 37 42 71 19 8 .296 .377 .377 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VRO A+ 312 50 73 13 8 8 51 31 41 27 10 .266 .356 .460 .193 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SBR A+ 12 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 JAX AA 443 68 116 22 5 6 47 37 60 22 6 .302 .369 .432 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LVG AAA 43 5 9 2 1 0 5 1 8 1 1 .214 .233 .310 .095 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LVG AAA 304 26 73 12 1 9 36 19 47 3 1 .262 .310 .409 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JAX AA 165 14 39 6 2 2 20 11 23 7 3 .260 .317 .367 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 71 9 19 2 1 2 8 6 12 3 0 .302 .371 .460 .159 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA 313 57 100 24 8 12 57 25 47 8 0 .361 .418 .635 .274 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .000 .023 -3.5 0.0 -0.3
2004 NYA MLB 58 8 8 2 0 2 7 2 13 2 0 .151 .196 .302 .151 .165 -4.3 0.0 -0.4
2004 COH AAA 138 18 32 5 2 1 15 14 26 3 3 .276 .370 .379 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB 103 15 27 0 1 1 6 4 14 4 1 .276 .304 .327 .051 .219 -1.5 3.0 0.2
2005 COH AAA 183 18 37 7 1 4 22 12 28 2 1 .231 .304 .362 .131 .224 -0.9 0.2 -0.1
2006 TAM A+ 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .125 .300 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COH AAA 98 13 20 5 1 2 10 11 16 7 0 .238 .347 .393 .155 .249 2.3 0.7 0.3
2006 NYA MLB 96 9 18 3 1 1 6 4 21 3 1 .207 .258 .299 .092 .195 -3.7 -0.6 -0.4
2007 LOU AAA 47 4 5 1 1 1 5 6 11 1 1 .128 .255 .282 .154 .194 -2.8 0.7 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-04-20 - Minors - - Not Disclosed -
2006-05-19 2006-06-15 15-DL 27 24 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

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Details

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

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 Surprisingly, the Yankees got some mileage out of the Robin Ventura deal with the Dodgers, trading the tired last games of the third baseman`s career for Crosby and Scott Proctor. Crosby is a slightly better hitter than he`s shown in his sporadic major league playing time, but not so much that you would want to give him a greater role than fifth outfielder/first man back to the minors when a roster spot is needed. With Cabrera, Damon, and Abreu giving the Yankees their best defensive outfield in years, the need for Crosby`s skills was diminished; signed by the Reds, he`ll presumably caddy for Junior Griffey--if he makes the team.
2006 The less Crosby plays, the better the fans think he is. That`s because he`s unlike every other Yanks CF of recent vintage in that he hasn`t been given the opportunity to fail. He might have been the fabled `late bloomer,` but two years of indecision from the Yankees killed off that opportunity. He`s a good outfielder, but he`s not Tris Speaker, and having a good glove is the minimum basic requirement for the fifth outfielder`s job, not a reason to make him a starter. The acquisition of Johnny Damon and the return of Bernie Williams pops the soap-bubble dream of Crosby the Star Center Fielder.
2005 Winner of the Columbus Shuttle Frequent Flyer Award, Crosby didn't get to do much besides pinch-run, sub on defense, and fetch Joe Torre his pre-game cup of herbal tea. He's not vastly overqualified for any of those roles.

BP Articles

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian RobertsBP Prospect Staff2014-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the MostBen Lindbergh2014-02-12
Overthinking It: GMs Say the Darndest ThingsBen Lindbergh2011-12-29
The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2011-07-13
Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: Slash LinesEmma Span2011-02-11
One-Hoppers: Austin's PowersBen Lindbergh2010-07-13
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2008-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
Playoff Prospectus: Yankees versus IndiansJay Jaffe2007-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Back Home AgainJoe Sheehan2007-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-02-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 3-16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 28-31, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-9Christina Kahrl2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-5Christina Kahrl2006-07-06
Prospectus Notebook: Rockies, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2006-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 20-21Christina Kahrl2006-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 13-15, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: OBP Is LifeJoe Sheehan2006-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Memorial Day EditionWill Carroll2006-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Cleveland RocksWill Carroll2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-14Christina Kahrl2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 5-9Christina Kahrl2006-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Walkfest, 2006Jim Baker2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-10Christina Kahrl2006-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: All About the MarilynsJim Baker2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Non-Tenders, and Actual NewsJoe Sheehan2005-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 7-13Christina Kahrl2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessGhosts of 2002: Contraction, Luxury Tax Back on the Table as New CBA DawnsNeil deMause2005-12-05
Prospectus Today: Heavenly ReliefJoe Sheehan2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ranting and RavingJim Baker2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Swapping SoxJoe Sheehan2005-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Division Series, Day FourPaul Swydan2005-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimChristina Kahrl2005-10-04
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 25Jay Jaffe2005-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: More on RobertsWill Carroll2005-09-22
Prospectus Notebook: COL, NYM, NYABaseball Prospectus2005-09-06
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28Jay Jaffe2005-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Evaluating the Trade BaitNate Silver2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
Pennants on the Training Room Wall: How Injuries Are Affecting Preseason ContendersWill Carroll2005-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Road Trip (Sacramento)Joe Sheehan2002-04-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone else find humor that the Yankees probable Opening Day catcher will be Francisco Cervelli?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I just don't know if I buy it. Shades of "Bubba Crosby is our center fielder," circa 2006. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yeah... I'm not looking for starting pitching (rolls eyes), just like Bubba Crosby was going to be my starting CF. Hey guys, I gotta bridge for sale you might be interested in......
(Brian Cashman from Sneaky Sneaky)
Someone please claim Kuroda and don't let him near New York. Thanks.

Lightning round time, everyone. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Earlier you dropped a Tulowitski/Longoria comp and it appeared to be on Rick Hague, as opposed to Derek Dietrich. Most sites seem to like Dietrich more than Hague. How do you think they compare both as college players for the next 2 seasons and as pro prospects? Is Hague the true power hitter that Rice hasn't really had since 1998 (Bubba Crosby & Damon Thames)?
(mymrbig from New Orleans)
Sorry if I wasn't clear there, yes, I think Hague is a better comp to Tulowitzki/Longoria, while Dietrich is more similar to Gordon Beckham. Hague is going to stick at shortstop -- which, let's face it, Longoria could have -- and he has that fluidity that those two possess. Dietrich has much more present power, but he's not going to stick at shortstop. He's a third baseman in the end. Both are awesome talents, and both will be top 10 picks a year from now. (Bryan Smith)


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