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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-17-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age35 years, 7 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.92012
2.72013
-1.12014
1.62015
-0.12016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2004 DET 23 12 31 29 4 4 1 0 0 5 2 15 0 0 0 1 1 0 .138 .194 .172 .138 -2.5 0.4 -0.2
2007 DET 26 49 148 138 28 42 12 2 4 70 8 33 0 1 1 27 3 0 .304 .340 .507 .267 5.7 0.7 0.6
2008 DET 27 92 199 182 26 43 10 1 4 67 16 49 0 0 1 20 3 1 .236 .298 .368 .236 1.7 -1.3 0.0
2009 DET 28 113 291 261 44 76 11 2 16 139 26 60 2 1 1 45 5 4 .291 .359 .533 .296 17.8 9.0 2.7
2010 DET 29 113 410 371 54 104 25 1 15 176 27 92 8 3 1 62 2 2 .280 .340 .474 .272 15.8 -1.5 1.5
2011 DET 30 121 418 387 53 99 22 2 14 167 21 114 3 3 4 49 1 1 .256 .297 .432 .257 8.1 5.4 1.4
2012 DET 31 66 222 205 14 35 14 0 1 52 13 53 2 1 1 12 1 1 .171 .226 .254 .175 -14.0 -3.9 -1.9
2013 CLE 32 86 277 243 40 66 18 0 16 132 29 67 4 1 0 55 0 0 .272 .357 .543 .327 22.9 1.8 2.7
2014 CLE 33 74 212 195 18 39 7 0 4 58 13 51 1 3 22 0 0 .200 .250 .297 .198 -9.6 -0.2 -1.1
2015 CLE 34 82 201 173 22 52 16 1 8 94 23 44 4 1 0 29 0 0 .301 .393 .543 .320 15.0 -0.0 1.6
2016 COL 35 113 256 223 30 49 10 2 9 90 28 80 2 3 0 30 0 0 .220 .309 .404 .243 2.3 -3.2 -0.1
Career921266524073336091461191105020665826179352169.253.317.436.26063.27.27.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2001 ONE A- 44 189 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WMI A 40 173 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WMI A 16 65 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .425 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAK A+ 95 382 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 12 31 .138 .260 .330 .420 .000 .286 104 -4.2 0.9 0 0.4 0.8 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2004 LAK A+ 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ERI AA 98 422 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOL AAA 130 524 .270 .269 .333 .423 .000 .291 103 5.2 14.2 -3 1.5 2.8 19.2 2.0 19.2 2.0
2006 TOL AAA 118 512 .293 .259 .325 .395 .000 .333 95 17.9 14.7 -3.2 10.3 0.7 30.1 4.0 30.1 4.0
2007 DET MLB 49 148 .267 .274 .334 .435 .000 .373 102 1.1 4.4 -0.6 0.7 0.7 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2007 TOL AAA 85 373 .318 .260 .334 .396 .000 .333 93 24.1 11.1 -0.6 11.1 2.4 37.0 4.6 37.0 4.6
2008 DET MLB 92 199 .236 .267 .334 .420 .000 .302 103 -5.2 5.7 -0.7 -1.3 2.0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0
2008 TOL AAA 5 23 .389 .274 .336 .422 .000 .333 86 3.4 0.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.4 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2009 DET MLB 113 291 .296 .266 .333 .417 .000 .323 104 11.1 8.4 -1.9 9.0 0.2 17.8 2.7 17.8 2.7
2009 TOL AAA 12 56 .296 .254 .336 .375 .000 .241 111 2.1 1.6 -0.1 1.6 0.3 4.0 0.5 4.0 0.5
2010 DET MLB 113 410 .272 .257 .325 .406 .000 .333 113 5.2 11.3 -2.3 -1.5 1.7 15.8 1.5 15.8 1.5
2010 TOL AAA 7 29 .359 .254 .321 .404 .000 .500 99 3.3 0.9 0 5.7 -0.2 4.0 0.9 4.0 0.9
2011 DET MLB 121 418 .257 .259 .321 .404 .000 .324 107 -1.4 11.3 -1.7 5.4 -0.1 8.1 1.4 8.1 1.4
2012 DET MLB 66 222 .175 .260 .322 .420 .000 .224 104 -18.8 6.1 -1.1 -3.9 -0.2 -14.0 -1.9 -14.0 -1.9
2012 TOL AAA 15 66 .249 .271 .336 .419 .000 .268 103 -0.8 2.0 -0.3 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 CLE MLB 86 277 .327 .256 .316 .406 .000 .311 97 17.7 7.3 -2.8 1.8 0.7 22.9 2.7 22.9 2.7
2014 CLE MLB 74 212 .198 .261 .323 .400 .000 .245 103 -12.3 5.5 -2.3 -0.2 -0.4 -9.6 -1.1 -9.6 -1.1
2014 AKR AA 3 12 .301 .267 .332 .399 .000 .625 100 0.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 COH AAA 4 18 .082 .260 .322 .385 .000 .067 112 -3.6 0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2015 CLE MLB 82 201 .320 .256 .318 .405 .000 .361 105 11.7 5.4 -2.4 -0.0 0.2 15.0 1.6 15.0 1.6
2016 COL MLB 113 256 .243 .250 .317 .409 .261 .292 110 -4.6 7.2 -1.8 -3.2 1.4 2.3 -0.1 2.3 -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
2001 ONE A- 189 25 62 17 8 8 42 17 42 1 3 .363 .420 .696 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WMI A 173 27 33 10 1 6 28 16 46 0 2 .220 .312 .420 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAK A+ 382 52 72 14 3 12 56 45 89 2 1 .222 .334 .394 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WMI A 65 14 20 7 0 3 12 6 14 1 1 .351 .431 .632 .281 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ERI AA 422 66 110 29 4 16 63 47 96 3 0 .301 .390 .533 .232 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 31 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 15 1 0 .138 .194 .172 .034 .138 -2.5 0.4 -0.2
2004 LAK A+ 12 1 3 1 0 1 3 1 6 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .364 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOL AAA 524 62 119 22 4 19 64 45 109 8 3 .253 .324 .437 .185 .270 19.2 1.5 2.0
2006 TOL AAA 512 68 124 29 4 20 79 51 120 16 4 .275 .354 .490 .215 .293 30.1 10.3 4.0
2007 TOL AAA 373 60 92 21 3 17 64 51 73 12 4 .292 .397 .540 .248 .318 37.0 11.1 4.6
2007 DET MLB 148 28 42 12 2 4 27 8 33 3 0 .304 .340 .507 .203 .267 5.7 0.7 0.6
2008 TOL AAA 23 6 6 2 0 2 6 4 5 0 0 .316 .435 .737 .421 .389 3.7 -0.2 0.3
2008 DET MLB 199 26 43 10 1 4 20 16 49 3 1 .236 .298 .368 .132 .236 1.7 -1.3 0.0
2009 TOL AAA 56 11 12 3 0 5 9 7 13 2 1 .255 .364 .638 .383 .296 4.0 1.6 0.5
2009 DET MLB 291 44 76 11 2 16 45 26 60 5 4 .291 .359 .533 .241 .296 17.8 9.0 2.7
2010 TOL AAA 29 5 12 6 0 0 2 2 3 1 1 .444 .483 .667 .222 .359 4.0 5.7 0.9
2010 DET MLB 410 54 104 25 1 15 62 27 92 2 2 .280 .340 .474 .194 .272 15.8 -1.5 1.5
2011 DET MLB 418 53 99 22 2 14 49 21 114 1 1 .256 .297 .432 .176 .257 8.1 5.4 1.4
2012 DET MLB 222 14 35 14 0 1 12 13 53 1 1 .171 .226 .254 .083 .175 -14.0 -3.9 -1.9
2012 TOL AAA 66 8 15 2 0 4 12 5 15 1 0 .250 .318 .483 .233 .249 1.1 0.1 0.1
2013 CLE MLB 277 40 66 18 0 16 55 29 67 0 0 .272 .357 .543 .272 .327 22.9 1.8 2.7
2014 AKR AA 12 2 5 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 .455 .500 .455 .000 .301 0.6 -0.2 0.1
2014 COH AAA 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .059 .111 .059 .000 .082 -3.2 0.0 -0.3
2014 CLE MLB 212 18 39 7 0 4 22 13 51 0 0 .200 .250 .297 .097 .198 -9.6 -0.2 -1.1
2015 CLE MLB 201 22 52 16 1 8 29 23 44 0 0 .301 .393 .543 .243 .320 15.0 -0.0 1.6
2016 COL MLB 256 30 49 10 2 9 30 28 80 0 0 .220 .309 .404 .184 .243 2.3 -3.2 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 750 0.5213 0.4507 0.6864 0.6240 0.2618 0.7582 0.5000 0.3136 332 -0.007729
2009 1141 0.5127 0.4768 0.7702 0.6838 0.2590 0.8450 0.5625 0.2298 482 -0.003766
2010 1593 0.4934 0.4922 0.7577 0.6870 0.3024 0.8500 0.5533 0.2423 660 -0.007289
2011 1620 0.5167 0.4833 0.7267 0.6631 0.2912 0.8252 0.4868 0.2733 671 0.003671
2012 837 0.5352 0.4803 0.7413 0.6384 0.2982 0.8112 0.5690 0.2587 361 -0.000385
2013 1122 0.5098 0.4385 0.7195 0.6276 0.2418 0.8050 0.4887 0.2805 513 -0.006697
2014 825 0.5006 0.4582 0.7354 0.6828 0.2330 0.8333 0.4479 0.2646 382 0.001964
2015 842 0.4834 0.4311 0.7548 0.6806 0.1977 0.8051 0.5930 0.2452 402 -0.003480
2016 1053 0.4530 0.4568 0.6819 0.6813 0.2708 0.7692 0.5000 0.3181 0 0.000000
Career97830.50250.46660.73250.66540.26680.81580.5220.2675456.7862-0.0025

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-14 2014-09-29 DTD 15 14 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2014-09-19
2014-08-18 2014-09-02 15-DL 15 13 Right Wrist Soreness -
2014-06-29 2014-07-01 DTD 2 2 - Neck Stiffness -
2014-03-08 2014-03-19 Camp 11 0 Left Knee Contusion Running Into Fence - -
2013-08-19 2013-09-03 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon - -
2013-08-14 2013-08-18 DTD 4 3 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-05-30 2013-05-30 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Cramp Calf - -
2012-09-11 2012-10-29 15-DL 48 22 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-09-01 2012-09-07 DTD 6 5 Right Thigh Soreness Quadriceps - -
2012-08-01 2012-09-01 15-DL 31 27 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2012-05-10 2012-05-10 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-28 2012-04-29 DTD 1 1 - Cramp - -
2011-08-28 2011-08-30 DTD 2 2 - Fingers Sprain - -
2011-04-04 2011-04-06 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2010-09-05 2010-09-06 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-09-01 2010-09-02 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Strain -
2010-04-01 2010-04-02 Camp 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-08-11 2006-08-26 Minors 15 0 Left Trunk Contusion Rib Cage - -
2004-04-08 2004-05-14 Minors 36 0 Right Fingers Dislocation - -
2002-06-18 2002-07-03 Minors 15 0 Right Hip Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 COL $1,500,000
2015 CLE $2,500,000
2014 CLE $2,250,000
2013 CLE $1,000,000
2012 DET $2,100,000
2011 DET $1,300,000
2010 DET $438,000
2008 DET $396,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$9,984,000
2011Current$1,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$11,484,000
8 yrTotal$11,484,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 109 dCareer Sports & Entertainment1 year/$1.5M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 3/4/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract selected by Colorado 3/29/16.
  • 2 years/$4.85M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed extension with Detroit 8/7/13. 14:$2.25M, 15:$2.5M, 16:$3M club option, $0.1M buyout. Cleveland declined 2016 option 11/5/15.
  • 1 year/$1M (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/19/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn additional $0.75M in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Contract purchased by Cleveland 3/31/13.
  • 2 years/$3.4M (2011-12). Signed extension with Detroit 1/11/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$1.3M, 12:$2.1M.
  • 1 year/$0.438M (2010). Re-signed by Detroit 3/2/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/12/10. Recalled 5/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2008). Re-signed by Detroit 2/26/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/5/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Detroit 7/6/07.
  • 2006.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Detroit 1/05. Sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 12/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/03. Re-signed by Detroit 2/04. Optioned to Double-A 3/04.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2001 (5-147) (South Florida CC).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .283 .367 .514 .304
11 vs R (Multi) .211 .268 .335 .220
18 Split (Multi) -.072 -.099 -.179 -.084
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .325 .415 .589 .338
31 vs R (2015) .136 .240 .227 .191
38 Split (2015) -.188 -.175 -.362 -.147
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi George, Why aren't the Rockies giving Jordan Patterson a shot ? He can play all 3 OF positions so he's got to be better than Raburn.
(Jimmy from Denver)
Ryan Raburn hits lefties. What do CarGo, Blackmon and Parra have in common? They're all left-handed (and so is Patterson). You need to be able to roll a right-handed bat out there against southpaws. (George Bissell)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like the Tribe is going to roll with an initial OF of Cowgill-Davis-Chisenhall. Yeesh. Why weren't they willing to outbid the White Sox for Austin Jackson? Are they that optimistic on Brantley's return? I fear the Tribe are going to waste some really good pitching.....
(Chief Wahoo from Cleveland)
That is horrible. Just horrible. I wrote the Indians comments for the BP Annual this year (the editorial staff greatly improved them), and I was feeling pretty good. This, however? This is not good. Davis should not be a regular center fielder, and I think the team may be better served with Naquin there. They should have gotten Jackson, or traded for Khris Davis, or signed Rymer Liriano, or re-signed Ryan Raburn, or any of a dozen other things. The only saving grace is that I do think they think that Brantley will be back sooner rather than later. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much will Jose Reyes play this year? And if guys like Cargo, Blackmon, Hundley, LeMaheiu, McGee get dealt ..... Who gains value in Colorado? Not sure they have any other OF ready to step in this year. Dahl 2017.
(Bork from Lala land)
Impossible to guess what a Reyes suspension would look like. But I am thinking he plays 90-100 games and using that as a valuation baseline. If the Rockies clean house, the biggest gainers are Tom Murphy and people they acquired to back up like Ryan Raburn and Daniel Descalso. Trevor Story is the prospect who really jumps up. You're right, Dahl is likely 2017, so it's probably Raburn and Brandon Barnes for now. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Was there ever a moment when Tigers fans missed Ryan Raburn?
(Zachthewriter from Tiffin)
Probably the second half of last year when Matt Tuiasosopo metaphysically disappeared. He's a role player and became persona non grata when he was the de facto starting second baseman, and that wasn't good for anybody involved. He also always, ALWAYS had a big hit in a given White Sox series. (Matt Sussman)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Considering the Rays luck with "buy-low" types of guys, plus noted possible interest in Chone Figgins and Ryan Raburn, does either player have anything serviceable left in them to make them another possible future success story for the team? Chone's tenure in Seattle seems to say that he wasn't a great everyday starter, but definitely didn't deserve to get mothballed as he did(considering Seattle's lineup and Safeco's park factors). Also, which team sounds most likely to give Grady Sizemore or Jason Bay long enough looks to see if either can regain past statuses as star-level players?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I don't know--what about Figgins suggests that he has something left? It doesn't seem to me that he was unjustly marginalized in Seattle. I'd rather take a chance on Raburn.

I'd say the Indians would be a favorite for both Sizemore and Bay, though both players are probably "minor-league deal with invite to spring training" types at this point? (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just wondering if there's any hope for Ryan Raburn or Sean Rodriguez now. I thought they were great MI sleepers in April.
(Francisco from Toronto)
Raburn's BABIP is only .225 where's he's been comfortably over .300 in previous seasons. He appears to be walking and striking out at about the same rate as last season, but he wasn't really that valuable last season. I'd want to check out his approach a little bit more closely to see what's changed, but unless his bat speed is totally gone, he'll probably be better in the second half. But he won't be so much better that the Tigers will regret getting Omar Infante.

Sean Rodirguez just isn't that good a hitter. The problem this year is he's walking less than last season (and his BABIP in 2010 hasn't been repeated), but he could still be useful as super-sub reserve in real life. In fantasy, I don't see it. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Detroit ultimately win the A.L. Central?
(Yefrem from Saskatchewan)
At this point, I think you have to say no. Even if the first two months don't change your opinion of a team, and even if you don't think five games is too much to make up, five games is a LOT to make up on two different teams. I think Detroit does not ultimately win the A.L. Central, and somehow Ryan Raburn gets blamed. (Sam Miller)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ryan Raburn even worth holding onto in AL leagues at this point?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
You can gauge my fantasy expertise, or lack thereof, by the fact that I traded a $20 Jon Lester for a $5 Ryan Raburn in my 12-team AL-only league this spring. I'm still holding onto him and hoping for the best, but I'm doubtful he's going to see anything close to the 500 ABs I was hoping for in spring. I still believe he has hitting talent. He's not going to hit for a great average, but his power is good enough, and his glove will help keep him in the field. However, Boesch is pushing his playing time, and Detroit is in a position in the division where they may be less likely to be patient with Raburn's early struggles. (Mike Fast)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Ryan Raburn put up a full season? If he hits all year like he did(again)in the second half last year, he'd be quite the bargain.
(singledigit from San Diego)
.274/.333/.466 career hitter in 1079 plate appearances. He's hit RHP better than the league average the last two years and crushes lefties. I like him quite a bit, the Tigers just need to give him the plate appearances. If he was promised 600 plate appearances tomorrow, I would draft him in a heartbeat. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Tigers have enough offense to rise back up from their current swoon or will they have to search for a bat (or two) this summer? Is it worth the cost to attempt to track down the Twins given that Twins seem like a superior team right now? Thank you.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I think Ryan Raburn needs more playing time, but where they need the most help is up the middle. I think they still have a fine shot at catching the Twins, but it would really help if Scott Sizemore could contribute more offensively. He's been brutal. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)If the Tigers secure Johnny Damon, and perhaps even Felipe Lopez on the cheap, would your opinion on them contending in the AL Central improve "considerably" or just "incrementally"?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It seems like Scott Sizemore is going to be ready sooner rather than later, so I'm not sure Lopez would help. I think adding Damon might help a little, but Ryan Raburn is a pretty good player in his own right. I'm just not sure where Damon would be that big of an upgrade. I think the Tigers have a pretty good shot already, however. (Tommy Bennett)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Marcus Thames: could the Tigers potentially move him for bullpen parts (hopefully a reliable set-up man), or should they?
(David from Winston Salem )
If they got something of value, sure, but I say that more in the hope that they'd use Ryan Raburn a whole bunch, and not as some sort of endorsement of their adding Jacque Jones. (Christina Kahrl)


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