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Birth Date2-21-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.22010
-0.32011
0.62012
0.72013
0.42014
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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
2005 CLE 22 7 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .280 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2006 CLE 23 43 141 136 21 37 9 0 1 49 3 28 0 0 2 8 0 0 .272 .288 .360 .212 -3.8 -1.3 -0.5
2007 CLE 24 100 301 271 41 72 13 2 13 128 21 77 1 3 5 36 8 3 .266 .318 .472 .270 9.6 5.2 1.5
2008 CLE 25 134 440 399 54 99 26 2 8 153 27 87 8 2 4 41 9 3 .248 .307 .383 .242 3.7 15.7 1.9
2009 SEA 26 153 629 565 85 160 24 1 18 240 46 122 3 2 13 70 16 5 .283 .339 .425 .271 32.4 10.7 4.4
2010 SEA 27 152 629 568 61 139 25 3 12 206 50 137 1 8 2 64 25 3 .245 .303 .363 .251 10.0 1.9 1.2
2011 SEA 28 92 344 322 26 72 13 0 1 88 16 56 1 2 3 19 13 2 .224 .261 .273 .199 -7.3 4.7 -0.3
2012 SEA 29 40 163 150 18 39 10 1 4 63 9 31 2 1 1 17 3 1 .260 .309 .420 .273 4.3 1.0 0.6
2013 SEA 30 41 151 145 18 36 7 0 10 73 5 43 0 0 1 24 3 1 .248 .273 .503 .289 6.1 0.1 0.7
Career7622800255732665412796710001785811618312797718.256.306.391.25155.038.09.5

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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 SGA A 92 408 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LVG AAA 2 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 VRO A+ 110 474 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 JAX AA 18 75 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 70 298 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .411 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CLE MLB 7 2 .280 .359 .359 .744 .291 .000 99 0 0.1 0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2005 AKR AA 95 426 .286 .261 .332 .402 .262 .301 97 9.7 10.2 0 0.3 2.3 22.6 2.3 22.6 2.3
2005 BUF AAA 19 75 .264 .270 .343 .426 .252 .315 110 0.3 1.9 0.1 3.1 -0.8 1.5 0.4 1.5 0.4
2006 CLE MLB 43 141 .212 .269 .331 .435 .259 .336 105 -7.6 4.2 -1.2 -1.3 1.2 -3.8 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5
2006 BUF AAA 90 413 .281 .258 .329 .398 .259 .333 100 8.6 11.2 -0.8 0.4 -1.7 19.9 2.0 19.9 2.0
2007 CLE MLB 100 301 .270 .268 .333 .423 .262 .321 99 3.4 8.9 -2.9 5.2 1.5 9.6 1.5 9.6 1.5
2007 BUF AAA 30 138 .310 .266 .336 .409 .265 .381 99 7.6 4.1 -0.7 2.6 0.9 11.9 1.4 11.9 1.4
2008 CLE MLB 134 440 .242 .262 .329 .411 .259 .297 104 -8.7 12.7 -3.9 15.7 2.1 3.7 1.9 3.7 1.9
2009 SEA MLB 153 629 .271 .266 .330 .420 .259 .333 98 7.3 18.1 1.6 10.7 4.2 32.4 4.4 32.4 4.4
2010 SEA MLB 152 629 .251 .256 .320 .401 .254 .297 97 -5.6 17.3 1.2 1.9 -0.7 10.0 1.2 10.0 1.2
2011 SEA MLB 92 344 .199 .248 .309 .390 .254 .266 93 -20.5 9.2 0.8 4.7 0.9 -7.3 -0.3 -7.3 -0.3
2011 TAC AAA 11 47 .297 .272 .355 .427 .272 .324 89 2.1 1.5 -0.5 0.5 -0.6 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 40 163 .273 .252 .310 .403 .259 .302 89 2.1 4.5 0.4 1.0 -0.5 4.3 0.6 4.3 0.6
2012 TAC AAA 17 72 .296 .269 .330 .417 .258 .286 87 3 2.1 -0.5 1.2 -0.2 4.8 0.6 4.8 0.6
2012 LEO Wnt 22 95 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .443 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SEA MLB 41 151 .289 .244 .310 .383 .258 .283 95 4.3 4.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.5 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2013 TAC AAA 47 213 .217 .281 .346 .434 .273 .286 101 -9.9 6.1 -2.8 -0.9 1.1 -6.7 -0.8 -6.7 -0.8

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 LVG AAA 11 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SGA A 408 61 102 18 4 12 45 31 88 13 4 .283 .346 .454 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 JAX AA 75 12 21 3 2 4 12 7 20 3 3 .313 .387 .597 .284 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 VRO A+ 474 65 120 28 5 20 68 39 111 17 5 .282 .344 .513 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 28 4 4 1 0 1 3 1 11 0 0 .148 .179 .296 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 298 38 79 24 2 5 35 23 77 6 3 .302 .378 .466 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 426 70 100 25 2 11 42 30 77 14 4 .261 .325 .423 .162 .286 22.6 0.3 2.3
2005 CLE MLB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .280 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2005 BUF AAA 75 10 17 6 2 0 7 6 13 2 2 .254 .324 .403 .149 .264 1.5 3.1 0.4
2006 BUF AAA 413 63 97 27 0 9 38 49 84 13 8 .278 .367 .433 .155 .281 19.9 0.4 2.0
2006 CLE MLB 141 21 37 9 0 1 8 3 28 0 0 .272 .288 .360 .088 .212 -3.8 -1.3 -0.5
2007 CLE MLB 301 41 72 13 2 13 36 21 77 8 3 .266 .318 .472 .207 .270 9.6 5.2 1.5
2007 BUF AAA 138 29 44 7 0 4 16 8 20 7 3 .341 .384 .488 .147 .310 11.9 2.6 1.4
2008 CLE MLB 440 54 99 26 2 8 41 27 87 9 3 .248 .307 .383 .135 .242 3.7 15.7 1.9
2009 SEA MLB 629 85 160 24 1 18 70 46 122 16 5 .283 .339 .425 .142 .271 32.4 10.7 4.4
2010 SEA MLB 629 61 139 25 3 12 64 50 137 25 3 .245 .303 .363 .118 .251 10.0 1.9 1.2
2011 SEA MLB 344 26 72 13 0 1 19 16 56 13 2 .224 .261 .273 .050 .199 -7.3 4.7 -0.3
2011 TAC AAA 47 7 11 2 2 0 6 6 7 0 0 .275 .362 .425 .150 .297 2.0 0.5 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 163 18 39 10 1 4 17 9 31 3 1 .260 .309 .420 .160 .273 4.3 1.0 0.6
2012 LEO Wnt 95 13 30 6 0 3 19 9 22 3 2 .349 .411 .523 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TAC AAA 72 11 16 5 0 2 8 8 13 0 1 .258 .333 .435 .177 .296 4.8 1.2 0.6
2013 TAC AAA 213 27 41 16 0 3 25 15 60 4 2 .211 .272 .340 .129 .217 -6.7 -0.9 -0.8
2013 SEA MLB 151 18 36 7 0 10 24 5 43 3 1 .248 .273 .503 .255 .289 6.1 0.1 0.7

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 1782 0.5269 0.4189 0.7976 0.5729 0.2467 0.8810 0.5817 0.2024
2009 2510 0.5402 0.4185 0.8019 0.5612 0.2504 0.8857 0.5813 0.1962
2010 2623 0.5177 0.4232 0.7724 0.5596 0.2743 0.8461 0.6110 0.2276
2011 1384 0.5173 0.4685 0.7978 0.6411 0.2829 0.8562 0.6561 0.2022
2012 643 0.5288 0.4495 0.7785 0.6176 0.2607 0.8476 0.5949 0.2215
2013 625 0.4992 0.4824 0.7276 0.6250 0.3387 0.7949 0.6038 0.2724
Career95670.52480.43340.7860.58250.26740.86120.60270.2135

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-12-20 2013-12-20 Off 0 0 - Back Other Ankylosing Spondylitis - -
2013-06-24 2013-08-26 15-DL 63 52 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-23 2013-06-22 60-DL 60 54 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-13 2013-04-16 DTD 3 2 Left Groin Tightness - -
2013-03-11 2013-03-17 Camp 6 0 - Soreness - -
2012-10-01 2012-10-04 DTD 3 3 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-09-28 2012-09-29 DTD 1 1 - Neck Soreness Crashed Into Wall - -
2012-09-05 2012-09-07 DTD 2 1 - Groin Tightness - -
2012-06-29 2012-08-27 15-DL 59 50 - Head Concussion - -
2012-04-27 2012-04-27 On-Alr 0 0 - Foot Plantar Fasciitis - -
2012-03-24 2012-06-13 15-DL 81 63 Right Chest Recovery From Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-27 Camp 28 0 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
2011-09-05 2011-09-29 60-DL 24 23 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-03-22 2011-05-18 15-DL 57 41 General Medical Illness GI -
2011-02-24 2011-03-01 Camp 5 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2010-09-20 2010-09-23 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness GI -
2010-09-04 2010-09-06 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-06-30 2010-06-30 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2010-05-12 2010-05-14 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2010-04-19 2010-04-19 DTD 0 0 Groin Tightness -
2010-03-01 2010-03-08 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-07-22 2009-07-24 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion -
2009-06-11 2009-06-14 DTD 3 3 Left Knee Contusion -
2008-09-21 2008-09-23 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness -
2008-05-28 2008-05-30 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Contusion HBP -
2007-07-19 2007-07-19 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2007-03-23 2007-04-13 15-DL 21 6 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-07-09 2006-07-13 DTD 4 1 General Medical Illness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SEA $
2013 SEA $7,312,500
2012 SEA $5,812,500
2011 SEA $4,312,500
2010 SEA $2,312,500
2009 SEA $455,000
2008 CLE $404,400
2007 CLE $381,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$20,991,300
7 yrTotal$20,991,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 80 dWil Polidor1 year/$1M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/18/13. Performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Placed on restricted list 2/13/14 (failed to report, will miss 2014 season with illness).
  • 4 years/$20.25M (2010-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Seattle 1/8/10. $1.25M signing bonus. 10:$2M, 11:$4M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$7M, 14:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout). 2013 salary increases to $7.25M with 600 PAs in 2012. Award bonus: $50,000 for Gold Glove. Seattle declined 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.455M (2009). Acquired by Seattle in three-way trade from Cleveland 12/10/08. Signed by Seattle 3/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4044M (2008). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/28/08 (split contract, $197,300 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3819M (2007). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/07 (split contract, $96,000 in minors).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/05.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from LA Dodgers 5/04.
  • Signed by LA Dodgers 2000 as amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .277 .321 .481 .297
11 vs R (Multi) .235 .274 .377 .249
18 Split (Multi) -.042 -.047 -.105 -.049
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .218 .246 .418 .242
31 vs R (2013) .267 .290 .556 .330
38 Split (2013) .048 .045 .137 .088
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Different fielding metrics disagree so much with each other. Does this have more to do with different views on what data are important, different data collection methodologies, or difficulties acquiring consistent data even within a given metric? (The last option raises itself in my mind because BP's metric sometimes seems to produce confusingly different results for the same player from one year to the next. Franklin Gutierrez springs to mind; he seems to have gone from super awesome to league average between 2008 and 2010.) I guess what I'm asking is, what's wrong with fielding metrics (if anything) and, if anything's wrong, how do you fix it?
(Rob from DC)
all of the above. How to fix it? Get more objective information and get further and further away from subjective evaluations or heavily abstracted/regressed techniques (like ours). So, in short, FIELDf/x and HITf/x plus some qualified scouting to aid projections. (Harry Pavlidis)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you aware of any fantasy-baseball-like games out there that give defense its due? One reason why I have a hard time getting interested in fantasy is that it seems to chronically undervalue guys like Franklin Gutierrez, Yadier Molina (and the other Molinas to some extent), etc., whose gloves are what make them stars. Are there leagues and systems that might scratch that itch?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I haven't seen any leagues with good defensive statistics, just the basic kind I would never use in analysis. I did play in Ball on a Budget at Beyond the Box Score last year, and that used WAR, so defense was included. (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)How can you NOT be "as high on the Mariners as some others" after this offseason? What's not to love in extending Felix, extending Franklin Gutierrez, "disappearing" Silva, adding Bradley, acquiring Cliff Lee, adding Figgins, etc.? It is a great time to be a Mariners' fan! Jump in, the water is fine!
(MarinerDan from SF)
I love all those moves, and it's pretty incredible that we're even talking about the Mariners contending this year, considering what Jack walked into. But as far as this year specifically, I don't think they're a 90+ win team. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is your long-term view of Franklin Gutierrez? Will he ever hit? Is his defense so good that it carries him into being an above average CF on the whole?
(MarinerDan from SF, CA)
I'm not a big believer that he'll hit enough against right-handers to be a really good regular, but between his defense and his ability to cream lefties, maybe he's sort of the poor man's Chet Lemon. (Christina Kahrl)


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