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Portrait of Edgar Gonzalez

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 5 25 25 5 .239 0.0
Birth Date6-14-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Age36 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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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
2008 SDN 30 111 353 325 38 89 15 0 7 125 25 76 2 1 0 33 1 3 .274 .329 .385 .253 5.9 4.7 1.1
2009 SDN 31 82 169 153 16 33 8 2 4 57 11 36 3 2 0 18 1 2 .216 .278 .373 .250 3.3 -1.5 0.2
Career1935224785412223211182361125305125.255.312.381.2529.13.21.2

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
2000 HUD A- 0 157 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PRI Rk 0 77 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HUD A- 73 323 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CSC A 134 533 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAK A+ 100 405 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRI AA 106 440 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAR AA 101 395 .273 .255 .321 .391 .254 .336 100 4.6 9.5 -1.5 4.2 -2.0 12.1 1.7 12.1 1.7
2005 NWO AAA 23 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .436 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JUP A+ 21 83 .346 .230 .304 .335 .233 .357 79 5.7 1.8 0 -0.4 -2.3 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2006 CAR AA 64 240 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 46 170 .345 .269 .336 .413 .265 .477 119 15 4.8 -0.4 -6.5 0.7 20.0 1.3 20.0 1.3
2007 MEM AAA 126 519 .288 .273 .340 .431 .260 .345 101 16 15.6 -0.7 -1.5 -1.2 29.8 2.7 29.8 2.7
2008 SDN MLB 111 353 .253 .266 .333 .415 .264 .337 90 -2.8 10.2 -0.4 4.7 -2.6 5.9 1.1 5.9 1.1
2008 POR AAA 27 97 .276 .268 .347 .446 .258 .303 108 1.7 2.9 -0.7 1.2 -1.1 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2009 SDN MLB 82 169 .250 .248 .317 .392 .251 .252 85 -1.7 4.9 -0.6 -1.5 0.6 3.3 0.2 3.3 0.2
2009 LEL A+ 5 15 .373 .263 .326 .456 .271 .429 90 1.8 0.4 0 0.5 0.0 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2009 POR AAA 6 24 .366 .259 .342 .427 .266 .286 75 2.6 0.7 -0.1 -0.6 0.3 4.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
2011 FRE AAA 137 564 .281 .287 .356 .451 .263 .343 105 14 17.5 2.3 2.2 2.8 35.9 3.6 35.9 3.6
2012 IOW AAA 9 30 .195 .275 .333 .426 .264 .333 106 -2.2 0.9 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2013 IOW AAA 47 175 .254 .263 .328 .400 .264 .322 92 -1.1 5.0 -1.1 -3.0 -0.4 2.2 -0.1 2.2 -0.1
2013 MEX int 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 IOW AAA 5 8 .372 .268 .324 .398 .262 .667 91 1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1

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
2000 PRI Rk 77 6 17 3 3 0 8 13 14 4 1 .270 .403 .413 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HUD A- 157 17 32 4 4 0 8 12 32 5 1 .221 .280 .303 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HUD A- 323 49 92 19 4 9 34 37 56 6 3 .332 .414 .527 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CSC A 533 68 123 28 1 8 62 74 75 21 14 .275 .382 .396 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAK A+ 405 51 104 34 3 6 62 45 82 8 7 .298 .385 .464 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRI AA 440 58 114 25 4 8 55 36 83 6 2 .289 .357 .434 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAR AA 395 41 95 25 3 8 50 42 75 5 7 .279 .365 .441 .162 .273 12.1 4.2 1.7
2005 NWO AAA 50 12 17 4 0 0 4 1 10 0 0 .354 .360 .438 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ABQ AAA 170 29 56 10 1 5 36 20 32 1 1 .392 .476 .580 .189 .345 20.0 -6.5 1.3
2006 JUP A+ 83 10 22 8 0 2 10 6 18 1 3 .293 .341 .480 .187 .346 6.6 -0.4 0.6
2006 CAR AA 240 19 62 10 3 6 25 24 37 9 6 .295 .376 .457 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MEM AAA 519 64 142 34 3 8 53 50 69 15 4 .308 .375 .447 .139 .288 29.8 -1.5 2.7
2008 SDN MLB 353 38 89 15 0 7 33 25 76 1 3 .274 .329 .385 .111 .253 5.9 4.7 1.1
2008 POR AAA 97 10 24 1 0 4 12 12 12 0 4 .293 .396 .451 .159 .276 2.3 1.2 0.3
2009 LEL A+ 15 2 4 1 0 1 3 1 6 0 1 .286 .333 .571 .286 .373 1.9 0.5 0.2
2009 POR AAA 24 3 5 0 0 1 1 5 3 0 0 .278 .458 .444 .167 .366 4.0 -0.6 0.3
2009 SDN MLB 169 16 33 8 2 4 18 11 36 1 2 .216 .278 .373 .157 .250 3.3 -1.5 0.2
2011 FRE AAA 564 69 159 30 0 14 82 51 73 14 6 .315 .378 .457 .143 .281 35.9 2.2 3.6
2012 IOW AAA 30 1 8 1 1 0 3 2 4 1 0 .286 .333 .393 .107 .195 -2.3 -0.8 -0.3
2013 MEX int 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IOW AAA 175 19 44 9 0 5 20 9 39 8 0 .267 .309 .412 .145 .254 2.2 -3.0 -0.1
2014 IOW AAA 8 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .372 1.4 0.0 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 1348 0.5364 0.4892 0.7690 0.7234 0.2160 0.8413 0.4889 0.2280
2009 644 0.5311 0.4922 0.7445 0.7105 0.2450 0.8395 0.4324 0.2524
Career19920.53470.49020.76110.71920.22540.84070.47060.2359

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-05 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2014-04-20 2014-04-28 Minors 8 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2014-04-02 2014-04-13 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-09-23 2009-09-30 DTD 7 6 Left Shoulder Subluxation -
2009-07-19 2009-09-01 15-DL 44 42 Head Concussion HBP -
2008-09-25 2008-09-26 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 SDN $407,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$407,300
1 yrTotal$407,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 140 d1 yr/$0.4073M (09)

Details
  • signed for 2010 with Yomiuri of JCL 1/8/10
  • sent outright to Triple-A 11/4/09 re-signed 2/27/09, 1 year/$0.4073M (09)
  • signed as a free agent from STL 11/25/07, 1 year (08)
  • signed as a free agent from FL 06-07

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
90o 516 61 135 28 2 11 55 39 96 13 4 .286 .343 .421 .279 24.0 2B -4, SS 0 2.0
80o 493 56 121 25 1 10 50 35 94 12 3 .270 .326 .397 .265 16.1 2B -4, SS 0 1.2
70o 477 52 112 23 1 9 47 33 93 11 3 .258 .313 .380 .254 10.8 2B -4, SS 0 0.6
60o 463 49 105 22 1 8 44 31 92 10 3 .249 .302 .366 .245 6.5 2B -4, SS 0 0.2
50o 450 46 100 21 1 8 41 29 91 10 3 .240 .292 .352 .237 2.7 2B -4, SS 0 -0.2
40o 437 44 92 19 1 7 39 27 89 9 2 .231 .282 .339 .229 -0.9 2B -4, SS 0 -0.6
30o 423 41 87 18 1 7 37 25 88 9 2 .221 .271 .325 .220 -4.5 2B -3, SS 0 -1.0
20o 407 38 79 16 1 6 34 23 86 8 2 .210 .258 .309 .210 -8.4 2B -3, SS 0 -1.4
10o 384 34 70 14 1 6 30 20 83 7 2 .195 .240 .286 .195 -13.2 2B -3, SS 0 -1.9
Weighted Mean456481022118433091103.244.297.359.2414.52B -4, SS 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 16% 3% 14% 35%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201537250255211032217555.226.283.321.227-0.6-2.9-0.10.711.6-15.1-2.7
201638250245010132116554.219.273.310.220-1.2-8.2-0.20.614.9-23.6-2.7
201739250245010032115553.221.273.313.220-1.2-8.5-0.40.614.9-23.6-2.7
20184061457123231749371366.216.267.295.212-2.2-13.6-1.31.214.9-28.4-6.5
20194125023499121915572.210.260.286.206-2.2-17.3-0.60.414.9-32.1-2.7
20204261955118221546371423.207.257.278.202-2.9-20.3-1.60.814.9-34.5-6.6
20214325022479021716591.202.255.265.197-2.8-22.8-0.70.314.9-37.3-2.7
20224463455117211545391511.200.253.264.196-3.4-24.5-1.80.514.9-38.2-6.7
20234562855117211545391500.202.255.268.198-3.3-23.5-1.70.314.9-37.1-6.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.20.20.30.10.40.11.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 66)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 David Newhan 2010 .000 DNP
2 78 Chris Woodward 2012 .000 DNP
3 77 Jay Gibbons 2013 .000 DNP
4 76 Jamie Burke 2008 .220
5 76 Pedro Swann 2007 .000 DNP
6 75 Mike Cervenak 2013 .000 DNP
7 75 Robin Jennings 2008 .000 DNP
8 74 Raul Casanova 2009 .000 DNP
9 74 Manny Alexander 2007 .000 DNP
10 74 Howie Clark 2010 .000 DNP
11 73 Robinson Cancel 2012 .000 DNP
12 72 Timo Perez 2011 .000 DNP
13 72 Mike Rivera 2013 .000 DNP
14 71 Jolbert Cabrera 2009 .000 DNP
15 71 Chad Mottola 2008 .000 DNP
16 70 Brian Buchanan 2010 .000 DNP
17 70 Shawn Wooten 2009 .000 DNP
18 70 Luis Figueroa 2010 .000 DNP
19 69 Mike Lamb 2012 .000 DNP
20 68 Chad Moeller 2011 .000 DNP
21 68 Scott McClain 2008 .295
22 68 Chris Coste 2009 .225
23 68 Corky Miller 2012 .000 DNP
24 68 Lou Merloni 2007 .000 DNP
25 67 Lew Ford 2013 .000 DNP
26 67 Jacque Jones 2011 .000 DNP
27 67 Ronnie Belliard 2011 .000 DNP
28 66 Chris Widger 2007 .000 DNP
29 66 Sandy Martinez 2007 .000 DNP
30 66 Tony Graffanino 2008 .000 DNP
31 66 Jay Bell 2002 .216
32 65 Adam Kennedy 2012 .273
33 65 Davey Lopes 1981 .232
34 65 Roberto Alomar 2004 .238
35 65 Mark Ellis 2013 .260
36 65 Bret Boone 2005 .225
37 64 Aaron Miles 2013 .000 DNP
38 64 Fernando Tatis 2011 .000 DNP
39 64 Tom Wilson 2007 .000 DNP
40 64 Joe Gordon 1951 .000 DNP
41 64 Cody Ransom 2012 .250
42 64 Ken Boyer 1967 .263
43 64 Alex Gonzalez 2013 .158
44 63 Miguel Cairo 2010 .286
45 63 Randy Velarde 1999 .287
46 63 Wes Helms 2012 .000 DNP
47 63 Paul Phillips 2013 .000 DNP
48 63 Geoff Blum 2009 .246
49 63 Pedro Feliz 2011 .000 DNP
50 63 Art Howe 1983 .000 DNP
51 63 Michael Tucker 2007 .000 DNP
52 63 Jamey Carroll 2010 .293
53 63 Scott Podsednik 2012 .243
54 63 Jason Michaels 2012 .000 DNP
55 63 Ray Durham 2008 .286
56 63 Carl Furillo 1958 .285
57 63 Greg Norton 2009 .207
58 62 Aaron Boone 2009 .053
59 62 David Segui 2003 .252
60 62 Ed Charles 1969 .235
61 62 Carl Everett 2007 .000 DNP
62 62 John McDonald 2011 .221
63 62 Brooks Robinson 1973 .252
64 62 Richie Hebner 1984 .307
65 62 Lou Piniella 1980 .257
66 62 Rich Aurilia 2008 .261
67 62 Ray Boone 1960 .226
68 62 Hal McRae 1982 .322
69 62 Robin Yount 1992 .280
70 62 Davey Johnson 1979 .000 DNP
71 62 Craig Biggio 2002 .257
72 62 Bobby Bonilla 1999 .204
73 62 Steve Finley 2001 .260
74 62 Denny Walling 1990 .195
75 62 Brian Jordan 2003 .292
76 62 Jose Cruz 1984 .319
77 62 Rocky Nelson 1961 .241
78 62 Ken Griffey 1986 .291
79 62 Doug Decinces 1987 .265
80 62 B.J. Surhoff 2001 .266
81 62 Don Baylor 1985 .278
82 62 Jim Northrup 1976 .000 DNP
83 62 Alan Trammell 1994 .238
84 62 Jerry Mumphrey 1989 .000 DNP
85 62 Bill Madlock 1987 .271
86 62 Adam Melhuse 2008 .154
87 62 Lou Whitaker 1993 .302
88 61 Will Clark 2000 .323
89 61 Gary Matthews 2011 .000 DNP
90 61 Chet Lemon 1991 .000 DNP
91 61 Harold Baines 1995 .310
92 61 Mickey Vernon 1954 .300
93 61 Jim Rice 1989 .229
94 61 Don Hoak 1964 .089
95 61 Don Money 1983 .173
96 61 Darin Erstad 2010 .000 DNP
97 61 Tony Oliva 1975 .266
98 61 Brandon Inge 2013 .166
99 61 John Mabry 2007 .163
100 61 Todd Zeile 2002 .250

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 There's a tendency to view 33-year-olds in Triple-A like the guys trying to outrun a police pursuit. You're not going to make it, dude. Just give it up before somebody gets hurt! But it's obviously not like that, and appreciating Edgar Gonzalez is a big part of appreciating just how special baseball is.
2010 Adrian's older brother Edgar Gonzalez struggled through a year marred by six weeks lost after being hit in the helmet by a Jason Hammel pitch; he opted for free agency after being dropped from the 40-man.
2009 A 30th-round pick by the Rays in 2000, it took Gonzalez until he was a month shy of 30 years old to make it to the majors. In that time he's been Rule 5'd twice and released twice, moving through six organizations before finally finding one desperate enough to call him up. It just so happens that Edgar is Adrian's older brother, but Gonzalez's call-up wasn't solely the product of nepotism, as he had always swung a decent bat in the minors, but didn't quite have the bat for third or the glove for second. He filled in reasonably well enough for Tadahito Iguchi, though his bat cooled throughout the second half as he began to play sporadically around the field. Given his age, this probably represents the extent of his powers.

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