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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 34)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-15-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age34 years, 1 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42010
0.12011
1.42012
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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
2010 PIT 30 9 36 34 2 4 0 0 0 4 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .127 -3.6 0.1 -0.4
2011 PHI 31 2 6 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .300 1.1 0.0 0.1
2012 PHI 32 50 157 141 14 35 9 0 9 71 11 34 2 3 0 26 0 0 .248 .306 .504 .285 12.1 0.8 1.4
2013 PHI 33 68 218 197 21 42 7 0 9 76 18 45 1 2 0 26 0 0 .213 .280 .386 .223 0.9 -0.5 0.1
2014 TOR 34 34 84 81 8 16 3 0 3 28 3 12 0 0 0 10 0 0 .198 .226 .346 .197 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
Career163501459459920021182341013506300.216.271.397.2328.70.31.0

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
2002 MED Rk 44 151 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CWV A 8 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUB A- 49 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AUB A- 10 41 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUN A+ 14 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .406 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NHP AA 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 91 332 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NHP AA 71 284 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 12 47 .295 .255 .332 .381 .255 .257 111 1.7 1.4 0.8 -0.0 1.3 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2007 NHP AA 49 182 .265 .260 .334 .397 .257 .264 107 0.9 5.2 2.5 0.2 1.9 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2007 SYR AAA 35 124 .233 .254 .333 .381 .258 .232 95 -3.6 3.6 1.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2008 NHP AA 33 121 .273 .262 .339 .406 .261 .261 107 1.8 3.5 0.4 0.4 -0.8 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
2008 SYR AAA 40 158 .284 .269 .333 .427 .272 .240 90 3.8 4.3 2.5 0.8 -1.4 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1
2009 IND AAA 93 353 .272 .263 .325 .397 .246 .322 106 4.4 10.3 6.1 2.2 -5.1 19.0 2.1 19.0 2.1
2010 PIT MLB 9 36 .127 .265 .329 .423 .273 .160 95 -4.9 1.0 0.6 0.1 -0.9 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2010 IND AAA 70 274 .273 .262 .332 .411 .254 .323 105 4 8.2 4.2 1.2 -1.3 13.2 1.4 13.1 1.4
2011 PHI MLB 2 6 .300 .263 .306 .403 .263 .400 89 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 LEH AAA 103 409 .289 .259 .323 .399 .251 .322 91 14.2 12.7 7.5 0.4 2.6 37.1 3.6 37.1 3.6
2012 PHI MLB 50 157 .285 .246 .309 .386 .251 .257 99 3.9 4.3 2.4 0.8 -1.4 12.1 1.4 12.1 1.4
2012 LEH AAA 37 141 .278 .260 .328 .388 .251 .250 99 2.9 4.2 1.9 -0.6 -1.1 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2013 PHI MLB 68 218 .223 .249 .314 .389 .258 .228 105 -7.7 5.7 3.3 -0.5 1.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 REA AA 1 4 .009 .242 .307 .401 .257 .000 105 -1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2013 LEH AAA 3 12 .138 .326 .381 .483 .298 .182 102 -1.6 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB 34 84 .197 .254 .312 .394 .258 .197 110 -5 2.2 0.9 -0.2 -0.5 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2014 BUF AAA 27 100 .301 .264 .329 .390 .253 .333 95 4.6 3.0 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7

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 MED Rk 151 20 39 5 0 4 11 6 32 0 1 .275 .318 .394 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CWV A 22 0 6 3 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 .316 .409 .474 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUB A- 185 25 49 15 0 5 26 21 31 0 1 .312 .413 .503 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUN A+ 52 6 14 4 0 1 6 2 16 0 0 .286 .327 .429 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NHP AA 12 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .444 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AUB A- 41 5 12 6 0 0 10 1 8 0 0 .308 .325 .462 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 332 27 60 10 0 11 34 27 86 2 0 .205 .284 .353 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NHP AA 284 34 58 10 0 6 27 16 54 1 0 .225 .290 .333 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 47 12 10 2 0 1 7 5 4 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .125 .295 4.1 -0.0 0.4
2007 NHP AA 182 22 40 15 1 8 30 12 33 0 0 .250 .318 .506 .256 .265 11.8 0.2 1.2
2007 SYR AAA 124 10 24 2 0 5 19 8 28 0 1 .214 .266 .366 .152 .233 0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 SYR AAA 158 20 34 11 1 9 24 9 33 1 0 .234 .287 .510 .276 .284 10.9 0.8 1.1
2008 NHP AA 121 15 25 5 0 7 19 13 26 2 0 .245 .353 .500 .255 .273 5.1 0.4 0.6
2009 IND AAA 353 45 87 30 0 11 43 31 72 7 0 .273 .339 .470 .197 .272 19.0 2.2 2.1
2010 PIT MLB 36 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 9 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .000 .127 -3.6 0.1 -0.4
2010 IND AAA 274 30 63 22 1 9 41 32 54 1 2 .274 .384 .496 .222 .273 13.1 1.2 1.4
2011 LEH AAA 409 56 103 19 0 15 53 38 72 2 0 .288 .372 .466 .179 .289 37.1 0.4 3.6
2011 PHI MLB 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 .300 1.1 0.0 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 157 14 35 9 0 9 26 11 34 0 0 .248 .306 .504 .255 .285 12.1 0.8 1.4
2012 LEH AAA 141 17 33 10 0 8 30 10 20 0 0 .266 .326 .540 .274 .278 8.4 -0.6 0.8
2013 REA AA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .009 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2013 LEH AAA 12 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .083 .138 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2013 PHI MLB 218 21 42 7 0 9 26 18 45 0 0 .213 .280 .386 .173 .223 0.9 -0.5 0.1
2014 BUF AAA 100 13 26 10 0 3 17 9 18 0 1 .299 .354 .517 .218 .301 7.4 -0.1 0.7
2014 TOR MLB 84 8 16 3 0 3 10 3 12 0 0 .198 .226 .346 .148 .197 -1.7 -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
2010 139 0.5108 0.4460 0.7581 0.5211 0.3676 0.8649 0.6000 0.2419
2011 21 0.3810 0.6667 0.6429 0.8750 0.5385 0.7143 0.5714 0.3571
2012 577 0.4627 0.5061 0.7500 0.6742 0.3613 0.8056 0.6607 0.2500
2013 863 0.4925 0.5168 0.7646 0.6659 0.3721 0.8799 0.5644 0.2354
2014 298 0.5201 0.5235 0.7628 0.6516 0.3846 0.8911 0.5273 0.2372
Career18980.48790.51110.75810.65790.37230.85610.59050.2419

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-12 2013-08-13 DTD 1 1 - Knee Soreness - -
2013-06-09 2013-07-14 15-DL 35 32 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-06-11 -
2007-07-05 2007-07-19 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-04-15 2004-04-25 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $510,200
2013 PHI $496,000
2012 PHI $
2011 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$496,000
2011Current$510,200
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,006,200
2 yrTotal$1,006,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 158 d1 year/$0.5102M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5102M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. Acquired with rhp Liam Hendriks by Kansas City 7/28/14 in trade from Toronto in exchange for 3b Danny Valencia.
  • 1 year/$0.496M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia for 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh for 2010. DFA by Pittsburgh 9/8/10, sent outright to Triple-A 9/10/10.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2002 (29-866) (Eastern Mennonite U.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .141 .250 .312 .189
11 vs R (Multi) .245 .296 .442 .258
18 Split (Multi) .104 .045 .130 .069
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .079 .222 .184 .133
31 vs R (2013) .245 .295 .434 .251
38 Split (2013) .166 .073 .250 .118
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

Erik Kratz is referenced in the following articles.

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BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread UPDATEDBP Staff2014-07-31
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing R.J. Anderson2014-07-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With TexasChris Mosch2014-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Marmol Misses, Down and AwayR.J. Anderson2014-05-14
Framing the Future: Catcher Framing Projections for 2014Harry Pavlidis2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason PreviewAndrew Koo2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason PreviewZachary Levine2014-03-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mixed-League Hitter ValuationMike Gianella2013-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Kratz All, FolksR.J. Anderson2013-12-04
Painting the Black: The 50 Best Free Agents of 2013-2014R.J. Anderson2013-11-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your New Favorite PlayerSam Miller2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: How Long Home Runs HappenDoug Thorburn2013-10-25
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Things You SeeR.J. Anderson2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Erik Kratz, and Another Thing About Catchers That We Can't Quantify YetBen Lindbergh2013-08-29
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 8/23Ben Lindbergh2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Harvey's First ShutoutChris Mosch2013-08-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
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The Stats Go Marching In: Measuring Catcher Framing in the Minor LeaguesMax Marchi2013-06-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thoroughly enjoyed your recent piece with Eric Kratz. Are we gonna have QUIET F/X soon now?
(David from Toledo)
Thanks, David. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Erik Kratz. FIELDf/x could conceivably double as QUIETf/x. (Ben Lindbergh)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2010 677 27 2.6 26.5 343 0.6 0.2 3.2 2.7 29.6
2011 84 1 0.2 19.1 36 0.1 0.0 3.0 0.2 22.1
2012 2717 54 7.6 19.5 1606 3.8 1.1 4.7 8.6 24.2
2013 4068 42 11.6 20.0 2455 6.2 1.7 5.0 13.4 25.0
2014 1361 27 5.2 26.6 835 1.6 0.5 3.8 5.6 30.4
total 8907 153 26.4 20.7 5275 9.5 2.7 3.5 29.0 24.2

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