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Birth Date3-3-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age36 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.12010
-1.02011
-0.22012
-0.22013
0.22014
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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 TBA 25 4 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .123 -1.4 0.2 -0.1
2004 TBA 26 10 24 21 3 4 1 1 1 10 1 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 .190 .292 .476 .317 2.2 0.3 0.2
2005 KCA 27 34 97 89 7 25 4 2 1 36 4 15 2 1 1 9 0 1 .281 .323 .404 .276 2.8 0.7 0.3
2006 ATL 28 124 322 297 37 97 15 4 7 141 11 49 9 4 1 32 5 5 .327 .364 .475 .290 17.6 11.4 2.8
2007 ATL 29 135 384 358 44 121 21 0 12 178 16 63 4 5 1 45 4 0 .338 .368 .497 .287 18.5 4.1 2.2
2008 ATL 30 43 140 135 9 33 2 0 2 41 3 32 1 1 0 14 4 2 .244 .264 .304 .209 -3.3 1.0 -0.2
2009 ATL 31 125 425 371 56 116 18 4 13 181 35 90 13 1 5 58 12 5 .313 .390 .488 .307 24.9 -5.9 1.9
2010 ATL 32 84 244 224 27 56 17 2 7 98 13 44 4 1 2 31 3 1 .250 .302 .438 .276 8.2 2.2 1.1
2011 ATL 33 16 37 35 2 10 1 0 0 11 1 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 .286 .297 .314 .209 -1.6 0.1 -0.2
2011 PIT 33 100 231 216 14 56 12 1 0 70 11 44 3 1 0 19 4 2 .259 .303 .324 .231 -3.5 -4.6 -0.9
2012 ATL 34 51 118 108 10 24 6 0 2 36 9 21 0 1 0 13 0 0 .222 .280 .333 .225 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2013 MIA 35 10 19 18 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .157 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2
Career736205118812125469814458071063783816102263316.290.338.429.27159.710.46.9

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 HUD A- 0 220 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 STP A+ 0 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAK A+ 131 571 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ORL AA 122 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 4 10 .123 .303 .370 .486 .291 .167 97 -1.5 0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2003 ORL AA 60 258 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 67 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 10 24 .317 .277 .348 .433 .268 .214 100 1.5 0.7 -0.3 0.3 0.3 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2004 DUR AAA 134 548 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 34 97 .276 .258 .317 .403 .254 .324 104 1.6 2.8 -0.9 0.7 0.2 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2005 WIC AA 7 30 .235 .274 .341 .429 .260 .300 122 -0.8 0.9 -0.4 0.1 0.6 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2005 OMA AAA 65 277 .348 .285 .357 .444 .272 .418 88 22 6.7 -1.7 0.4 -2.0 24.9 2.3 24.9 2.3
2006 ATL MLB 124 322 .290 .268 .337 .434 .268 .367 94 11 9.7 -2 11.4 -1.3 17.6 2.8 17.6 2.8
2007 ATL MLB 135 384 .287 .261 .326 .417 .256 .378 101 11.4 11.4 -2.4 4.1 -0.6 18.5 2.2 18.5 2.2
2008 ATL MLB 43 140 .209 .268 .335 .423 .268 .304 98 -7.7 4.0 -0.9 1.0 1.4 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2008 MIS AA 7 28 .251 .264 .347 .390 .255 .250 97 -0.3 0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2008 RIC AAA 4 13 .148 .253 .307 .397 .257 .222 86 -1.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 -0.7 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2009 ATL MLB 125 425 .307 .258 .330 .412 .264 .383 95 21.1 12.2 -3.7 -5.9 -3.7 24.9 1.9 24.9 1.9
2010 ATL MLB 84 244 .276 .259 .327 .409 .272 .282 92 3.9 6.7 -1.4 2.2 0.7 8.2 1.1 8.2 1.1
2010 GWN AAA 3 12 .194 .250 .311 .399 .238 .333 117 -0.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2011 ATL MLB 16 37 .209 .239 .303 .375 .253 .357 95 -1.9 1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2011 PIT MLB 100 231 .231 .253 .319 .393 .261 .324 98 -6.7 6.2 -1.7 -4.6 -0.8 -3.5 -0.9 -3.5 -0.9
2012 ATL MLB 51 118 .225 .252 .312 .397 .256 .256 101 -4.1 3.2 -0.7 0.9 -1.6 -3.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.2
2013 MIA MLB 10 19 .157 .246 .306 .374 .249 .200 99 -1.9 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2013 NWO AAA 24 91 .277 .257 .328 .388 .265 .355 86 1.7 2.6 -1.1 -0.3 -2.4 1.8 0.2 1.8 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
1999 HUD A- 220 22 51 15 2 1 20 6 43 6 2 .245 .286 .351 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 STP A+ 414 37 106 21 3 6 53 11 54 2 3 .270 .309 .385 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAK A+ 571 79 172 40 2 17 81 24 73 11 5 .328 .371 .510 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ORL AA 499 71 123 28 1 10 50 34 72 31 9 .274 .337 .408 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA 258 32 87 21 0 5 41 19 24 9 5 .383 .447 .542 .159 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA 280 35 83 18 3 8 45 16 45 6 2 .328 .386 .518 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .123 -1.4 0.2 -0.1
2004 DUR AAA 548 81 167 47 5 21 93 26 96 15 4 .332 .379 .571 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 24 3 4 1 1 1 3 1 6 0 0 .190 .292 .476 .286 .317 2.2 0.3 0.2
2005 WIC AA 30 6 7 0 0 1 6 3 5 1 0 .269 .345 .385 .115 .235 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 97 7 25 4 2 1 9 4 15 0 1 .281 .323 .404 .124 .276 2.8 0.7 0.3
2005 OMA AAA 277 48 96 22 4 14 56 12 49 10 3 .371 .409 .649 .278 .348 24.9 0.4 2.3
2006 ATL MLB 322 37 97 15 4 7 32 11 49 5 5 .327 .364 .475 .148 .290 17.6 11.4 2.8
2007 ATL MLB 384 44 121 21 0 12 45 16 63 4 0 .338 .368 .497 .159 .287 18.5 4.1 2.2
2008 ATL MLB 140 9 33 2 0 2 14 3 32 4 2 .244 .264 .304 .059 .209 -3.3 1.0 -0.2
2008 MIS AA 28 5 6 0 0 1 4 2 5 1 0 .231 .286 .346 .115 .251 0.8 -0.3 0.1
2008 RIC AAA 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .000 .148 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2009 ATL MLB 425 56 116 18 4 13 58 35 90 12 5 .313 .390 .488 .175 .307 24.9 -5.9 1.9
2010 GWN AAA 12 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .083 .194 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1
2010 ATL MLB 244 27 56 17 2 7 31 13 44 3 1 .250 .302 .438 .188 .276 8.2 2.2 1.1
2011 ATL MLB 37 2 10 1 0 0 1 1 8 1 0 .286 .297 .314 .029 .209 -1.6 0.1 -0.2
2011 PIT MLB 231 14 56 12 1 0 19 11 44 4 2 .259 .303 .324 .065 .231 -3.5 -4.6 -0.9
2012 ATL MLB 118 10 24 6 0 2 13 9 21 0 0 .222 .280 .333 .111 .225 -3.1 0.9 -0.2
2013 NWO AAA 91 8 29 4 0 2 10 6 7 6 0 .341 .385 .459 .118 .277 1.8 -0.3 0.2
2013 MIA MLB 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .056 .157 -1.5 -0.2 -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
2008 472 0.4534 0.5847 0.6957 0.7570 0.4419 0.7778 0.5789 0.3043
2009 1442 0.4958 0.5173 0.7279 0.6909 0.3466 0.8117 0.5635 0.2721
2010 785 0.5146 0.5523 0.7898 0.7252 0.3675 0.8635 0.6357 0.2079
2011 962 0.5218 0.5509 0.8170 0.7112 0.3761 0.9048 0.6358 0.1830
2012 395 0.4861 0.5367 0.7925 0.7292 0.3547 0.8857 0.6111 0.2075
2013 59 0.4915 0.5254 0.8710 0.8276 0.2333 0.8750 0.8571 0.1290
Career41150.49960.54150.76510.71540.36760.84750.60470.2345

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-19 2013-09-30 60-DL 134 119 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-07-20 2012-10-06 15-DL 78 71 Right Thumb Surgery Infection Foreign Bodies 2012-08-15 -
2011-05-19 2011-05-19 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-05-15 2010-06-29 15-DL 45 42 Right Thumb Surgery Palm Tree Frond Foreign Body and Infection 2010-05-19
2009-10-01 2009-10-04 DTD 3 3 Right Thumb Surgery Infected Cyst In Thumb 2009-10-02
2009-01-26 2009-01-26 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery -
2008-05-28 2008-09-24 60-DL 119 106 Left Knee Sprain PCL -
2007-03-19 2007-03-24 Camp 5 0 Left Shoulder Strain -
2005-06-11 2005-07-18 15-DL 37 31 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $
2012 ATL $2,125,000
2011 PIT $2,125,000
2010 ATL $2,550,000
2009 ATL $1,237,500
2008 ATL $1,225,000
2007 ATL $395,000
2006 ATL $330,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$9,987,500
7 yrTotal$9,987,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 136 dLarry Reynolds1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/26/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May earn additional $0.8M in performance bonuses. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by NY Yankees 3/17/13. Signed by Miami as a free agent 3/25/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Miami 5/2/13.
  • 2 years/$4.25M (2011-12). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/8/10. $0.25M signing bonus. 11:$2M, 12:$2M. $0.125M in annual performance bonuses based on PAs. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Pittsburgh 8/31/11.
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2010). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$1.2375M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/16/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.225M (2008). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 450, 500 PAs. Award bonuses: $50,000 each for WS MVP, All Star, MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from KC 12/05 after being DFA. Signed 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Signed as a free agent 2/05 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 4/05.
  • Drafted 1999 (17-505).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .331 .414 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .207 .259 .284 .191
18 Split (Multi) -.073 -.073 -.130 -.077
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .167 .231 .250 .184
31 vs R (2013) .167 .167 .167 .064
38 Split (2013) .000 -.064 -.083 -.120
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've heard losing Granderson is a devastating blow to the Yankees. I've also heard that it will be 30-odd games and that they will be fine. Which side do you believe?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I don't think it's the end of the world, Alex, unless the injury somehow hinders Granderson's power-hitting for the rest of the season. PECOTA projects Granderson for 2.4 WARP, so shaving a month off his playing time only costs the Yankees about half a win, if they can find an adequate replacement. The biggest concern, for me, is whether they can find a left fielder with the ability to handle right-handed pitching, because Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera cannot. A short-term platoon partner might be the most sensible addition, if they choose to look outside of the organization; there's no need to press the panic button and deal for Soriano. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, Detroit's looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder to platoon with Dirks. . . assuming that resigning Delmon I-don't-want-to-DH Young is out of the question, who is available? Do they have any depth anywhere for trading?
(John Carter from Toronto (Tigers fan originally from the New York a)
Glad to see you in the queue again, John Carter.

Jon Morosi reported (and then retracted) yesterday that the Tigers had a two-year offer out to Scott Hairston, and while that report proved inaccurate, I think Hairston could be a fit there. Cody Ross is another possibility, though his price would need to come down if he's going to serve in a platoon role, and they could also consider Andruw Jones or Matt Diaz.

In terms of pieces the Tigers could trade, Brennan Boesch and Andrew Oliver were mentioned yesterday by CBS Sports' Danny Knobler: https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/275663979584552962. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat) Any chance George Constanza is the Braves 4th OF and steals 25?
(Tony Danza from Italy)
Tough to bank on 25 steals from a 4th OF, and manager Fredi Gonzalez says he might only be the 5th OF (the team has a more potent Eric Hinske bat around plus Matt Diaz). As a 5th OF, I think you're looking at more of 10 SB, but he does have good speed and could steal more with some injuries or good play that nets him more PT. (Derek Carty)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)3 NL only guys - Matt Diaz, Seth Smith, Mark DeRosa. Should I cut bait on them?
(Carl from Boston)
I don't play fantasy baseball, so I'm not really sure that I have a good sense of what replacement level is in NL only leagues. Matt Diaz seems like he is in a BABIP funk. His other numbers seem pretty much okay, and he's usually the type to have a very high BABIP, so I'd expect him to be the most likely to bounce back. DeRosa hasn't really shown any power this year, so I'm inclined to think that could be a problem. His BABIP should rebound a bit, but I'd be concerned. Seth Smith isn't walking this year, which I'm guessing is his main problem. His BABIP is low too. All three of these guys seem to be partly unlucky and all have low BABIPs which are drawing your attention. I think DeRosa is the one to be most concerned about if I had to guess. (Matt Swartz)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Diaz kills left-handed pitching. Isn't it easier to find him a righty-masher platoon mate than to find a full-time left fielder?
(Christopher from Nashville)
How many lefty platoon mashers are there, though? Not as many as you'd think, and many of them wind up employed as everyday players already, given the roster crunch that favors employment of fourth-tier relievers at the expense of tactical weapons on offense. They just tried it with Garret Anderson, after a fashion, and that flopped. Trying it again with Ryan Church or seeing if there's anything left with Brian Giles? The best best might be to get in on any offers for Brad Hawpe. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, who will be manning LF and RF for Atlanta next year? That outfield is a mess, even with the addition of McLouth...
(steveomd from GA)
Not Francoeur! Bwahahaha.

Schafer will probably get another shot out there, don't you think? They have been big on platoons involving Matt Diaz the past few years too, so maybe some more of that with a new partner. The key to this whole thing is really that Jeffrey is gone. (Marc Normandin)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, how do the Braves fix their absolute mess of an outfield, now and down the road?
(steveomd from Ohio)
Start by pulling the ol' switcheroo the next time the traveling secretary hands out plane tickets to Jeff Francoeur and Garret Anderson, maybe something along the lines of a flight to Tijuana via Nova Scotia.

I'd start with the assumption that McLouth should be playing a corner position (does he have the arm for right?), platoon Gregor Blanco and Omar Infante in center, at least until you're satisfied Schafer is ready, and try to find a lefty bat that can match with Matt Diaz in left. And look forward to the day when Jason Heyward is ready (two years?). (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Matt Diaz being effective if given regular at-bats against LHPs and RHPs, or is all his value connected to only starting against southpaws? A connected question - who do you see receiving more major league at-bats this season, Brandon Jones or Josh Anderson?
(abernethyj from Chapel Hill, NC)
If the Braves want to win ballgames, Brandon Jones, with Diaz remaining in the role he's best suited for, picking the rookie up against the league's tougher southpaws. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can Brandon Jones start over Matt Diaz in LF for the Braves? If so, what kind of numbers do you expect?
(jchilds from philly)
He's more fourth outfielder for me than starter. You could platoon the two, although Diaz doesn't have much of a split. I'm not sure why you'd want to replace Diaz, necessarily, although he does need a caddy on defense. (Joe Sheehan)


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