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Jeremy Reed CFMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 1375 .252 .309 .354 .235 -0.3
Birth Date6-15-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2004 SEA 23 18 66 58 11 23 4 0 0 27 7 4 1 0 0 5 3 1 .397 .470 .466 .320 7.1 1.9 0.9
2005 SEA 24 141 544 488 61 124 33 3 3 172 48 74 2 2 4 45 12 11 .254 .322 .352 .244 4.3 5.0 0.9
2006 SEA 25 67 229 212 27 46 6 5 6 80 11 31 2 2 2 17 2 3 .217 .260 .377 .213 -5.3 -6.1 -1.1
2007 SEA 26 13 17 17 2 3 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .176 .294 .151 -2.0 0.0 -0.2
2008 SEA 27 97 312 286 30 77 18 1 2 103 18 38 2 3 3 31 2 3 .269 .314 .360 .245 1.5 -1.1 0.0
2009 NYN 28 126 177 161 9 39 6 2 0 49 14 36 0 1 1 9 0 3 .242 .301 .304 .209 -7.9 2.0 -0.6
2010 TOR 29 14 23 21 1 3 0 0 1 6 2 8 0 0 0 3 1 0 .143 .217 .286 .191 -1.4 0.2 -0.1
2011 MIL 30 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .012 -1.5 0.0 -0.2
Career4831375125014131567121244210019678101102021.252.309.354.235-5.21.9-0.3

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
2002 KAN A 57 239 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WNS A+ 65 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BIR AA 66 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .413 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 18 66 .320 .281 .348 .425 .261 .426 104 4.4 2.0 0.2 1.9 1.1 7.1 0.9 7.1 0.9
2004 CHR AAA 73 324 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 61 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 141 544 .244 .263 .324 .417 .260 .293 97 -9.2 15.6 1.4 5.0 0.6 4.3 0.9 4.3 0.9
2006 SEA MLB 67 229 .213 .269 .331 .431 .259 .226 98 -12 6.9 0.6 -6.1 0.5 -5.3 -1.1 -5.3 -1.1
2007 SEA MLB 13 17 .151 .256 .317 .431 .258 .214 99 -2.1 0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2007 TAC AAA 135 628 .270 .282 .351 .442 .265 .320 100 6.8 18.9 -4.8 -3.0 0.1 21.7 1.8 21.7 1.8
2008 SEA MLB 97 312 .245 .259 .323 .402 .252 .301 98 -4.9 9.0 -0.5 -1.1 -1.0 1.5 0.0 1.5 0.0
2008 TAC AAA 38 168 .316 .275 .346 .438 .259 .354 107 10.7 5.2 -0.3 0.4 0.5 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2009 NYN MLB 126 177 .209 .254 .327 .393 .256 .310 96 -9.5 5.1 -0.7 2.0 -2.5 -7.9 -0.6 -7.9 -0.6
2010 TOR MLB 14 23 .191 .254 .319 .412 .257 .167 104 -1.6 0.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2010 CHR AAA 44 181 .260 .258 .328 .398 .248 .311 100 0.1 5.4 -2.6 0.4 0.9 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2010 LVG AAA 41 177 .240 .277 .347 .433 .266 .303 113 -4 5.5 -0.5 -2.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2
2011 MIL MLB 7 7 .012 .231 .304 .369 .241 .000 108 -1.7 0.2 0 0.0 0.0 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2011 NAS AAA 36 118 .226 .277 .352 .437 .268 .261 94 -4.7 3.7 -1.3 -1.6 -2.1 -3.4 -0.5 -3.4 -0.5
2011 ROC AAA 4 18 .097 .248 .316 .382 .247 .000 105 -3.5 0.6 0 0.3 0.0 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3

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 KAN A 239 37 67 15 0 4 32 11 24 17 5 .319 .379 .448 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BIR AA 281 51 99 17 3 7 43 29 19 18 13 .409 .464 .591 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WNS A+ 274 37 74 18 1 4 52 41 17 27 6 .333 .431 .477 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 259 40 71 10 5 5 36 23 22 14 2 .305 .364 .455 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHR AAA 324 44 76 14 1 8 37 36 34 12 7 .275 .363 .420 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 66 11 23 4 0 0 5 7 4 3 1 .397 .470 .466 .069 .320 7.1 1.9 0.9
2005 SEA MLB 544 61 124 33 3 3 45 48 74 12 11 .254 .322 .352 .098 .244 4.3 5.0 0.9
2006 SEA MLB 229 27 46 6 5 6 17 11 31 2 3 .217 .260 .377 .160 .213 -5.3 -6.1 -1.1
2007 SEA MLB 17 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .176 .176 .294 .118 .151 -2.0 0.0 -0.2
2007 TAC AAA 628 92 169 37 5 13 64 47 73 14 9 .300 .352 .452 .152 .270 21.7 -3.0 1.8
2008 TAC AAA 168 26 52 11 1 6 21 16 14 6 1 .349 .413 .557 .208 .316 15.2 0.4 1.5
2008 SEA MLB 312 30 77 18 1 2 31 18 38 2 3 .269 .314 .360 .091 .245 1.5 -1.1 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 177 9 39 6 2 0 9 14 36 0 3 .242 .301 .304 .062 .209 -7.9 2.0 -0.6
2010 CHR AAA 181 24 48 8 2 6 22 10 28 0 1 .286 .328 .464 .179 .260 4.0 0.4 0.4
2010 TOR MLB 23 1 3 0 0 1 3 2 8 1 0 .143 .217 .286 .143 .191 -1.4 0.2 -0.1
2010 LVG AAA 177 25 42 7 0 2 14 21 21 3 3 .271 .358 .355 .084 .240 0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2011 ROC AAA 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .062 .000 .000 .097 -3.0 0.3 -0.3
2011 NAS AAA 118 7 24 5 2 1 6 11 15 4 1 .233 .310 .350 .117 .226 -3.4 -1.6 -0.5
2011 MIL MLB 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .012 -1.5 0.0 -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 1042 0.5317 0.4947 0.8680 0.6661 0.2992 0.9079 0.7671 0.1301
2009 660 0.4985 0.5038 0.8283 0.6626 0.3444 0.8761 0.7368 0.1717
2010 82 0.4756 0.5000 0.7561 0.5897 0.4186 0.8696 0.6111 0.2439
2011 21 0.4286 0.5714 0.6667 0.6667 0.5000 0.8333 0.5000 0.3333
Career18050.51580.49920.84610.66140.32350.89370.74580.1528

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-07 2011-09-06 Minors 91 89 - Not Disclosed - -
2006-07-03 2006-10-01 60-DL 90 78 Right Thumb Surgery Fractured Thumb 2006-07-06
2006-03-23 2006-04-01 Camp 9 0 Right Wrist Sprain -
2005-09-24 2005-09-27 DTD 3 2 Left Wrist Sprain Partial Tear -
2005-07-30 2005-07-31 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion Running Into Wall -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 MIL $550,000
2009 NYN $925,000
2006 SEA $375,000
2005 SEA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,166,000
4 yrTotal$2,166,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 62 d1 year/$0.55M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 3/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Toronto 1/19/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/12/10. DFA by Toronto 6/10 (refused outright 7/2/10). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 7/14/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2009). Acquired by Mets in three-way trade from Seattle 12/10/08. Signed 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by NY Mets 12/12/09.
  • 1 year (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2006)
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005)
  • Drafted 2002 (2-59). $0.65M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is lining up Jeremy Reed & Gathwait for backup CF/RF encouraging for the Jays, or just a sign of the low end dumpster diving to come? Is Bautista really the opening day RF, and if yes, would he be the worst one in history?
(Eddie from Newmarket)
Oh, I don't know, there have been some pretty ghastly Opening Day lineups. Miguel Dilone was the A's OD starter in right field in 1979, for example. I'd expect some attentive scrounging from the Jays when we get to the end of March. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Willie Bloomquist continues to get ABs at center while Ichiro is back in right and Jeremy Reed sits on the bench. Instead of sending Willie to the bench the guys at Lookout Landing suggested using Bloomquist as SS instead of Betancourt. I'm inclined to think Bloomquist shouldn't play everyday, but if he is going to, where do you think Willie would cause the least damage.
(Nick from NYC)
"The Revenge of Willie Bloomquist" sounds like a spoof of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," but I think it's a case of the Mariners and many of their fans getting their just desserts for forever overrating Willie Bloomquist. There's a fundamental cowardice of leadership when you can be cowed by Willie Bloomquist into treating paying customers to an awful lot of Willie Bloomquist. Apparently it's Willie's world, and the Mariners are just dying in it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding Melky, I'm ALL for bringing up Gardner and giving him his shot (which means starting, consistently, right off the bat). But I'm not all that keen on trading Melky. For one, I don't think he'd bring much of interest back, I don't think his value could be much lower than it is now. What could he bring in return? Whereas his value to the Yankees as a 4th OF is probably higher, given that he has the range and arm for all 3 OF positions. I say bring up Gardner and start him, keep Melky around as the extra OF and see what happens over the rest of the year. Over the offseason, make a decision on who is going to be the CF going forward and decide whether the other player is in their plans; if not, package them and trade them for something useful.
(cult of basebaal from Los Angeles Anaheim of Pasadena)
Cult of Baseball (COB?) is pointing out something I advocated both at YES and the NY Sun today, which is that the Yankees have the ability to get better in two ways at once - promote Brett Gardner and deal off Melky as part of a package for help. I'd be satisfied with the first half of that, as COB proposes here, and just trying Gardner for a couple of weeks leading up to the trade deadline. I don't like to speculate about specific trades, but part of what was in my mind is that the Mariners apparently intend to deal Bedard and haven't had a complete OF set in years. With Ichiro back in right and Jeremy Reed unlikely to hold the position, the CF job is open. Obviously Melky wouldn't make the trade by himself, but he could be part of the package... (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Rays have been rumored to be looking at Murton, Willits, and Reed from Seattle. Which seems more likely? And in ease case what do you see the Rays having to give up?
(Tommy from OPS,FL)
None of those guys are a great fit given that what the Rays really need is a right fielder, and those three are either hitters or more left field types, lacking great arms. Of them, I'd probably choose Willits, who can provide some OBP and is the best defender of the group.
Jeremy Reed was our #3 prospect three years ago. That'll be a fun segment when they get around to us on "Behind the Music." (Joe Sheehan)
2005-12-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jonah - What are your thoughts on the rumored CF plan B for the Sox Reed-Clement? Even though Clement had a rough second half, he is a league avearge innings eater at a reasonable price in this market. Reed had a terrible rookie season. It would seem like the Sox should do better for Clement. Assuming you are taking in a fair amount of M's games now, how is Reed's D?
(Tom Fratamico from Burlington, VT)
Reed posted a .252 EqA in a supposedly terrible year--you need to take Safeco into account rather than just glancing at his raw stats. Meanwhile he posted a season that was roughly league-average defensively according to BP's metrics, and has been rated as above average by some othber sources. This was in his FIRST full season, as a 24-year-old? Do people really expect rookies to perform like Pujols? Reed plays a premium defensive position effectively, he's got a good minor league track record, he's dirt cheap and young.

I actually like Matt Clement and think he'd be a fantastic addition for the Mariners. But if Reed merely follows a normal growth curve, he'll peak around a .280-.290 EqA, which is excellent for a CF. If he takes any kind of significant step up beyond the normal growth curve, we could be talking about a .300 EqA guy with plus defense in center. That's a slam dunk All-Star. (Jonah Keri)


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