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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 3753 .247 .350 .440 .276 16.4
Birth Date6-1-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight200 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
2001 MON 24 47 136 117 11 24 7 2 1 38 17 41 0 1 1 5 2 1 .205 .304 .325 .219 -2.9 -0.8 -0.4
2002 MON 25 153 603 507 92 135 27 8 20 238 81 161 5 4 6 59 7 8 .266 .370 .469 .286 36.6 -11.2 2.6
2003 MON 26 146 602 504 78 135 34 4 19 234 89 155 4 3 2 77 13 10 .268 .380 .464 .291 36.5 2.8 3.9
2004 MON 27 160 688 572 112 146 39 2 32 285 106 152 4 3 3 67 13 6 .255 .374 .498 .305 57.6 15.1 7.1
2005 WAS 28 148 661 565 76 140 42 7 11 229 84 147 7 2 3 57 8 10 .248 .351 .405 .276 32.8 0.4 3.4
2006 TEX 29 95 365 320 56 71 15 2 15 135 37 116 3 3 2 44 3 2 .222 .306 .422 .242 0.6 -3.2 -0.3
2007 TEX 30 119 389 338 54 79 17 1 20 158 43 107 1 4 3 62 4 1 .234 .319 .467 .269 8.2 -1.0 0.7
2008 SEA 31 19 68 56 1 13 4 0 0 17 10 15 0 0 2 5 1 2 .232 .348 .304 .233 -0.9 -2.8 -0.4
2008 TOR 31 85 241 208 20 45 8 2 4 69 25 53 1 5 2 23 2 3 .216 .297 .332 .231 -4.7 1.8 -0.3
Career972375331875007881932812214034929472525243995343.247.350.440.276163.81.016.4

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
1999 HAR AA 0 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HAR AA 0 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .384 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OTT AAA 0 260 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 47 136 .219 .254 .320 .409 .253 .303 98 -6.1 3.7 -0.9 -0.8 -0.6 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
2001 JUP A+ 6 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OTT AAA 69 300 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB 153 603 .286 .260 .328 .412 .259 .348 102 16.8 15.4 -2.1 -11.2 3.8 36.6 2.6 36.6 2.6
2003 MON MLB 146 602 .291 .260 .326 .412 .257 .348 102 20.6 15.9 -3.5 2.8 -0.5 36.5 3.9 36.5 3.9
2004 MON MLB 160 688 .305 .264 .330 .425 .262 .292 92 33.8 20.5 -8.4 15.1 5.0 57.6 7.1 57.6 7.1
2005 WAS MLB 148 661 .276 .261 .323 .413 .258 .315 90 11.4 19.0 -1.9 0.4 0.4 32.8 3.4 32.8 3.4
2006 TEX MLB 95 365 .242 .270 .332 .433 .257 .292 109 -7.2 11.0 -3.2 -3.2 1.2 0.6 -0.3 0.6 -0.3
2007 TEX MLB 119 389 .269 .267 .329 .419 .259 .274 102 3.8 11.5 -5.4 -1.0 0.2 8.2 0.7 8.2 0.7
2007 FRI AA 3 14 .255 .252 .317 .381 .250 .222 106 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 19 68 .233 .268 .335 .420 .261 .317 99 -1.9 2.0 -0.7 -2.8 -0.6 -0.9 -0.4 -0.9 -0.4
2008 TOR MLB 85 241 .231 .267 .331 .414 .259 .263 97 -7.6 7.0 -2.2 1.8 -0.6 -4.7 -0.3 -4.7 -0.3
2008 DUN A+ 3 12 .491 .272 .362 .427 .277 .500 100 3.1 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 2 10 .130 .248 .323 .371 .241 .200 105 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -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
1999 HAR AA 517 66 99 21 3 8 49 88 100 3 5 .235 .375 .355 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OTT AAA 260 40 53 11 1 12 35 45 60 5 4 .250 .388 .481 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HAR AA 275 53 77 36 2 6 44 42 38 8 4 .336 .447 .590 .253 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 JUP A+ 29 3 6 3 0 0 1 3 10 0 0 .231 .310 .346 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 136 11 24 7 2 1 5 17 41 2 1 .205 .304 .325 .120 .219 -2.9 -0.8 -0.4
2001 OTT AAA 300 43 63 10 0 12 48 60 68 12 5 .270 .423 .468 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB 603 92 135 27 8 20 59 81 161 7 8 .266 .370 .469 .203 .286 36.6 -11.2 2.6
2003 MON MLB 602 78 135 34 4 19 77 89 155 13 10 .268 .380 .464 .196 .291 36.5 2.8 3.9
2004 MON MLB 688 112 146 39 2 32 67 106 152 13 6 .255 .374 .498 .243 .305 57.6 15.1 7.1
2005 WAS MLB 661 76 140 42 7 11 57 84 147 8 10 .248 .351 .405 .158 .276 32.8 0.4 3.4
2006 TEX MLB 365 56 71 15 2 15 44 37 116 3 2 .222 .306 .422 .200 .242 0.6 -3.2 -0.3
2007 TEX MLB 389 54 79 17 1 20 62 43 107 4 1 .234 .319 .467 .234 .269 8.2 -1.0 0.7
2007 FRI AA 14 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .200 .429 .300 .100 .255 0.2 -0.0 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 68 1 13 4 0 0 5 10 15 1 2 .232 .348 .304 .071 .233 -0.9 -2.8 -0.4
2008 TOR MLB 241 20 45 8 2 4 23 25 53 2 3 .216 .297 .332 .115 .231 -4.7 1.8 -0.3
2008 DUN A+ 12 4 5 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 .455 .500 1.000 .545 .491 3.0 0.0 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .130 -1.2 0.1 -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 1253 0.4988 0.4153 0.7769 0.5712 0.2596 0.8207 0.6810 0.2212
Career12530.49880.41530.77690.57120.25960.82070.6810.2212

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-22 2008-09-02 15-DL 11 9 Low Back Spasms -
2007-05-16 2007-06-09 15-DL 24 22 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-08-16 2006-10-01 15-DL 46 41 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Fraying 2006-08-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SEA $3,000,000
2007 TEX $4,350,000
2006 TEX $3,900,000
2005 WAS $3,050,000
2004 MON $375,000
2003 MON $315,000
2002 MON $206,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$15,196,000
7 yrTotal$15,196,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 81 dScott Boras

Details
  • released by PHI 3/29/10 signed as a free agent from BOS 2/23/10 (minor-league contract)
  • retired 4/20/09 signed as a free agent from TOR 2/4/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09) (minor-league contract)
  • $0.4M in major league, performance bonus to $2.5M
  • signed as a free agent from SEA 5/9/08 (TOR pays c$0.3M, or pro-rated major league min, SEA pays c$2.7M)
  • designated for assignment 4/30/08 signed as a free agent from TX 1/31/08, 1 year/$3M (08), $2M performance bonus:$50K each 325,350,375,400 plate appearances, $0.1M each 425,450 plate appearances, $0.2M each 475,500,525,550,575,600,625,650 plate appearances
  • avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$4.35M (07)
  • avoided arbitration 1/06, 1 year/$3.9M (06)+$0.1M bonuses ($50K each 135,150 g)
  • acquired in trade from WAS 12/05
  • re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$3.05M (05)
  • renewed 3/04, 1 year/$0.375M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.315M (03)
  • 1 year/$0.206M (02) 3/02 recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 8/01 recalled 7/01

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)While I'm usually a JP supporter I'm growing tired of his inability to fill the LF/DH hole. Shannon Stewart, Brad Wilkerson, Dave Dellucci, Kevin Millar and Russ Adams clearly aren't the answer so what would you do?
(Bill from Toronto)
I think he absolutely had the right idea with Travis Snider at the outset of the year, but it hasn't worked out yet. He didn't hit in ~100 PA, he had some back problems, he's missed a month. He's only 21, so it's far too early to give up hope that he can be the long-term solution there. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays contenders if they would have started the season with Gaston and giving Lind more playing time or is this just a nice looking winning streak that has happened late in the season?
(Ted from at the pool)
Lind's presence over the dessicated remains of Shannon Stewart or Kevin Mench/Brad Wilkerson certainly would have improved matters, but there's a lot of other factors that would have had to go right - better health (and fortune) from Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, B.J. Ryan, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen... wow, that's a lot right there. A.J. Burnett avoiding his mid-season cold streak, too. Given some better luck in breaks like those, they coulda been contenders, but as it is, it's just a nice-looking winning streak. Their potential as spoilers (7 games vs. Boston as Joe from Tewksbury mentioned above) probably shouldn't be underestimated. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like the potential trade series. How realistic do you think the following scenario could be: Jays send AJ Burnett and one of Shannon Stewart / Brad Wilkerson to the Cubs for Rich Hill and Matt Murton? Can that be a great way to kill 4 birds with one stone, or what?
(rawagman from TO)
In making such a deal, the Cubs would make themselves measurably worse. I say go for it! (Dayn Perry)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, how long do you think the Blue Jays will let Adam Lind crush the ball in AAA before giving him a real shot in the bigs? I know he has struggled when they bring him up and play him once a week, but will he ever get a fair shot? Is there anybody who has been mishandled more than Mr. Lind?
(Steve from Cambridge)
Plenty of guys have been handled worse than Lind has. Willie Greene mocks his pain, for one. I just don't get how a team can choose Shannon Stewart, who's just a terrible baseball player now, over Lind. Or drag in Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench. Or play Joe Inglett. It just doesn't make sense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Melky Cabrera over Jacoby? That sounds similar to Rob Neyer's manifesto that Brad Wilkerson is better than Alfonso Soriano.
(sriramk1027 from SF)
Well, mine has the benefit that Cabrera has been the better player in every season of the two players' professional careers. Wilkerson had only been better than Soriano in most years at the time that comparison was made. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)Opinions on the Pads outfield? Personally, I don't see how they can expect to get more than 120 games out of either Edmonds or Giles. Who do they have to fill the holes when they get injured? Headley? DaVanon? Doesn't it make sense for the Pads to sign someone like Brad Wilkerson to add some much needed depth?
(Travis from San Diego)
Hey there Travis. You don't think Giles will survive more than 120? Maybe my Giles-centric perception colors my thoughts.

Edmonds though, is an issue for playing time. I would love to see them go after Wilkerson on a cheap deal (that's all that exists this late in the game, right?) I do like seeing what Scott Hairston can do, but backup plans for backup plans can't hurt.

I will miss Mike Cameron out there, that's for sure. As long as I never see Brady Clark in center again, though it isn't his fault he was the closest thing to a centerfielder left on the roster. (Marc Normandin)


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