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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date3-13-1981
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52010
0.22011
1.42012
0.52013
0.12014
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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
2008 KCA 27 102 441 419 68 136 27 4 10 201 18 58 2 2 0 51 8 3 .325 .354 .480 .280 33.5 3.3 3.7
2009 KCA 28 36 127 120 10 22 3 1 1 30 4 26 0 1 2 8 1 0 .183 .208 .250 .166 -7.3 2.1 -0.5
2010 KCA 29 110 448 424 63 129 16 3 8 175 20 49 1 3 0 32 14 5 .304 .335 .413 .252 10.4 3.5 1.5
2011 BOS 30 38 107 101 17 32 6 0 2 44 4 17 0 1 1 8 4 2 .317 .340 .436 .269 3.8 1.1 0.5
2011 KCA 30 53 202 185 14 41 11 3 5 73 9 27 2 3 3 31 10 2 .222 .261 .395 .224 -2.9 0.1 -0.3
2012 BOS 31 136 546 512 57 128 28 0 13 195 23 77 2 6 3 60 14 6 .250 .282 .381 .243 14.6 -1.0 1.4
2013 CLE 32 124 394 361 54 91 15 0 9 133 15 41 3 8 7 46 8 5 .252 .282 .368 .241 4.8 -0.2 0.5
2014 CLE 33 113 374 344 38 85 16 1 5 118 13 49 1 5 11 39 14 5 .247 .273 .343 .231 0.1 0.6 0.1
Career7122639246632166412212539691063441129272757328.269.299.393.24556.99.76.9

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
2003 RY1 Rk 0 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .399 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 126 510 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 133 559 .250 .271 .336 .416 .257 .297 116 -4.8 13.0 4.4 0.9 -2.8 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2006 OMA AAA 129 502 .245 .263 .334 .402 .261 .281 98 -7.8 14.4 1.1 -0.3 2.5 14.0 1.3 14.0 1.3
2007 OMA AAA 133 581 .266 .282 .347 .439 .264 .304 103 3.6 17.3 3.7 1.4 1.6 28.3 2.9 28.3 2.9
2008 KCA MLB 102 441 .280 .269 .332 .426 .262 .357 102 9.4 12.7 5 3.3 4.3 33.5 3.7 33.5 3.7
2008 OMA AAA 51 227 .318 .275 .343 .441 .260 .343 104 15 7.0 1 7.7 -0.9 23.4 3.0 23.4 3.0
2009 KCA MLB 36 127 .166 .272 .338 .436 .264 .223 105 -12.7 3.7 1.6 2.1 -0.2 -7.3 -0.5 -7.3 -0.5
2010 KCA MLB 110 448 .252 .261 .324 .408 .256 .327 111 -3.5 12.3 0.2 3.5 1.5 10.4 1.5 10.4 1.5
2010 OMA AAA 17 75 .240 .272 .339 .428 .258 .305 106 -1.6 2.1 0.7 -0.1 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 38 107 .269 .250 .312 .400 .257 .361 110 0.9 2.9 0.4 1.1 -0.2 3.8 0.5 3.8 0.5
2011 KCA MLB 53 202 .224 .258 .325 .403 .262 .231 112 -7.2 5.4 0.3 0.1 -1.7 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2011 OMA AAA 35 150 .281 .284 .354 .448 .271 .291 94 3.6 4.7 2.1 5.6 -0.8 12.8 1.8 12.8 1.8
2012 BOS MLB 136 546 .243 .255 .317 .412 .262 .269 104 -9.2 15.0 6.2 -1.0 3.5 14.6 1.4 14.6 1.4
2013 CLE MLB 124 394 .241 .256 .318 .401 .265 .257 97 -7.3 10.4 2.3 -0.2 1.4 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2013 PUR int 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CLE MLB 113 374 .231 .254 .316 .393 .262 .271 102 -10.2 9.6 0.4 0.6 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 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
2003 RY1 Rk 230 51 77 19 5 6 39 13 28 11 5 .363 .413 .585 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 510 66 139 40 4 6 68 39 57 2 5 .300 .355 .443 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 559 79 146 33 6 14 80 30 64 11 6 .280 .319 .447 .167 .250 8.2 0.9 0.9
2006 OMA AAA 502 52 124 21 3 8 47 28 48 14 5 .264 .309 .373 .109 .245 14.0 -0.3 1.3
2007 OMA AAA 581 78 159 27 6 17 77 30 59 5 5 .296 .332 .463 .167 .266 28.3 1.4 2.9
2008 KCA MLB 441 68 136 27 4 10 51 18 58 8 3 .325 .354 .480 .155 .280 33.5 3.3 3.7
2008 OMA AAA 227 42 72 21 6 10 42 11 23 3 0 .336 .372 .631 .294 .318 23.4 7.7 3.0
2009 KCA MLB 127 10 22 3 1 1 8 4 26 1 0 .183 .208 .250 .067 .166 -7.3 2.1 -0.5
2010 OMA AAA 75 8 19 3 1 1 8 4 10 0 0 .271 .320 .386 .114 .240 1.6 -0.1 0.1
2010 KCA MLB 448 63 129 16 3 8 32 20 49 14 5 .304 .335 .413 .108 .252 10.4 3.5 1.5
2011 BOS MLB 107 17 32 6 0 2 8 4 17 4 2 .317 .340 .436 .119 .269 3.8 1.1 0.5
2011 KCA MLB 202 14 41 11 3 5 31 9 27 10 2 .222 .261 .395 .173 .224 -2.9 0.1 -0.3
2011 OMA AAA 150 21 43 8 2 9 25 6 17 6 4 .307 .329 .586 .279 .281 12.8 5.6 1.8
2012 BOS MLB 546 57 128 28 0 13 60 23 77 14 6 .250 .282 .381 .131 .243 14.6 -1.0 1.4
2013 PUR int 28 3 7 1 0 1 8 2 0 1 0 .292 .321 .458 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 394 54 91 15 0 9 46 15 41 8 5 .252 .282 .368 .116 .241 4.8 -0.2 0.5
2014 CLE MLB 374 38 85 16 1 5 39 13 49 14 5 .247 .273 .343 .096 .231 0.1 0.6 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 1481 0.5240 0.5186 0.8473 0.6662 0.3532 0.9014 0.7349 0.1514
2009 485 0.4907 0.4660 0.8142 0.6218 0.3158 0.8649 0.7179 0.1858
2010 1550 0.5303 0.4964 0.8711 0.6557 0.3146 0.9165 0.7642 0.1276
2011 1047 0.5253 0.5105 0.8539 0.6745 0.3280 0.9084 0.7301 0.1461
2012 1970 0.5249 0.4822 0.8419 0.6122 0.3376 0.9052 0.7152 0.1581
2013 1374 0.5007 0.4953 0.8706 0.6483 0.3411 0.9350 0.7479 0.1279
2014 1357 0.5122 0.4967 0.8635 0.6518 0.3338 0.9470 0.6923 0.1335
Career92640.51850.49680.8550.64680.3340.91530.72990.1439

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-02 2014-09-11 DTD 9 8 - Head Concussion Diving Catch -
2014-06-07 2014-06-11 DTD 4 4 - Sprain -
2012-07-29 2012-08-03 DTD 5 5 - Turf Toe - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-22 DTD 1 1 - Sprain Turf Toe - -
2012-07-01 2012-07-01 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2009-05-24 2009-10-05 60-DL 134 119 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2009-07-07
2009-05-15 2009-05-20 DTD 5 4 Right Forearm Soreness Since Spring Training -
2008-09-01 2008-09-02 DTD 1 0 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $250,000
2014 CLE $3,500,000
2013 CLE $2,250,000
2012 BOS $1,200,000
2011 KCA $640,000
2010 KCA $429,000
2009 KCA $424,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,943,500
2011Current$3,500,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$8,443,500
1 yrFuture$250,000
7 yrTotal$8,693,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 91 dThe Legacy Agency2 years/$6M (2013-14), 2015 option

Details
  • 2 years/$6M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 2/7/13 ($3.4M-$2.4M). $1M signing bonus. 13:$1.75M, 14:$3M, 15:$3.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M for 550 plate appearances. $0.2M each for 600, 625 PA.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2012). Signed by Boston 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Boston 10/20/12 (compensation for manager John Farrell). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 11/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.64M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/11. Acquired by Boston in trade from Kansas City 7/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/11/10. Recalled 5/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4245M (2009). Renewed by Kansas City 3/3/09 (split contract, $157,300 in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Kansas City 5/29/08.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2003 (7-192) (Concordia College, N.Y.). $1,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .293 .381 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .282 .380 .235
18 Split (Multi) .001 -.011 -.001 -.021
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .232 .269 .335 .239
31 vs R (2013) .269 .293 .396 .238
38 Split (2013) .037 .023 .061 -.000
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)We just started round 1 of the playoffs, and my shortstop situation is dire. Who would you choose the rest of the season among Asdrubal Cabrera, Yunel Escobar, and Jose Iglesias?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Hi Alex. That's pretty dire.

This answer depends mostly on the rest of your roster. I think I'd stay away from Iglesias. He has already cooled off, and while he is in a strong line-up (which helps with the runs/RBI), I think he's the weakest choice of the three. That leaves Cabrera and Escobar. Escobar is the safer choice while Asdrual has the higher ceiling. If you need to play it safe, I'd go with Yunel. But the more I look at the two, I think I'd roll the dice on Cabrera. Cabrera's bad year is almost as good as Yunel's 2013. Assuming Cabrera's healthy, he should put up similar numbers. The only drawback with Cabrera is that he has been sitting at time for Mike Aviles. Still, I'd take the shot on Cabrera bouncing back this month. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)For rest of season bench spot (2b/3b/ss) in AL Only, Maicer Izturis or Mike Aviles?
(Brian from Boston)
I'll take Aviles. Nothing special, but offers a bit of everything. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Daniel. In your opinion is Cleveland really going to play Lonnie Chisenhall and if so what do you think he is capable of? Also in this vein is Mastroianni going to be the CF placeholder to start the season in Minnesota at least until Aaron Hicks proves he can hit AAA pitching and is called up? Thank you.
(michaelmcduffe from ottawa)
Hi, michaelmcduffe. Given the state of the free-agent pickings, I do expect Chisenhall to start the year as Cleveland's third baseman, perhaps with Mike Aviles spelling him against some left-handed pitchers. He should offer solid defense and enough bat to be a passable regular, with a chance to become above-average down the road.

Meanwhile, the Twins don't seem to be in any rush, so Mastroianni-to-Hicks appears to be the plan. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bradley. The first ten days of the Bobby Valentine Era in Boston haven't been the most smooth. Starting pitchers staying well past their due dates, calling out well-liked hard working players in the media, and lets not forget installing Nick Punto and Mike Aviles in the lead-off spot. Tell me it's going to get better.
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
At what point do we start blaming the players for some of the clubhouse chaos occurring in Boston? Yeah, I know My Bobby Valentine (if I keep saying it, it will catch on, yeah?) has made some, shall we say, "curious" decisions since the start of the season, but this is two highly-regarded and well-respected skippers they've turned against in less than a year. Who are the leaders in the Red Sox clubhouse? (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Eduardo Nunez long-term?
(Dennis Castro from NY, NY)
Get the hell outta my office!

Well, I suppose I'll answer your question first. I see Nunez as a better version of Mike Aviles long-term. I don't think he'll ever be an everyday player for the Yankees, but I could see him as a fill-in at multiple positions who mashes lefties and offers a useful power/speed combination off the bench. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I see Utley's injury as evidence the baseball Gods are frowning on the Phillies for altering the space time continuum in acquiring Cliff Lee. Would Mike Aviles make sense for them? I haven't seen him in any of the speculation currently being tossed around.
(kcroyalsguy from KC)
The Phillies are not going to have a good offense this year. Like their offense will be such that if there was a betting establishment offering you a line of 97 wins, you would be well-served taking the under. As for Aviles, he isn't going to be part of the Royals' future, so sure. Polanco could also probably fill in at 2nd and they could trade for Mark Teahen to play third. I don't know. I'm just not sure the Phillies need to look for stop-gaps. They lost Werth, Howard and Ibanez are platoon players, Dom Brown is hurt and probably wasn't ready anyway. I guess they do have a good starting rotation, from what I hear. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)Mike Aviles and Kila Kaaihue... Building blocks, or handy patchwork?
(Stump from Columbia, MO)
Aviles is already 29, so I definitely wouldn't call him a building block. Ka'aihue is younger, but my impression was that his upside isn't all that high. Still, he's useful to have around for sure. (Matt Swartz)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Other than recalling Billy Butler, do the Royals have anything in the wind in terms of personnel moves? Wouldn't David DeJesus be a nice fit for the North Siders?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Butler would be the main move the Royals would make right now. I think DeJesus would indeed make a nice addition for the Cubs and the Royals should think about trading him if they can get a good return. How about that Mike Aviles, though? He can't sustain it but it's been a neat little run for the stocky shortstop. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameGreg Pizzo (China, Maine) asks: "Does the terrific September by the Royals mean anything? Before the season started, we probably would have thought 75 wins was pretty good, but did they find out anything about their 2009 Royals using this September?"

I'm not so sure all that much progress was made. Guys like Billy Butler and Alex Gordon didn't take steps forward, they got a harsh reminder that Brian Bannister doesn't have a lot of upside, and even things that were good for them to have sorted out--like Tony Pena Jr. and Mark Teahen aren't regulars--didn't necessarily turn out perfectly well. It seems that guys like David DeJesus and Mike Aviles need to move from center and short, respectively. Their defense is a bit of a mess, there are questions over who plays where, and there's a mistake like the Jose Guillen contract to live down. On the plus side, Hillman seemed to get his bullpen sorted out well enough, Greinke's settling in, and Hochevar and Davies don't seem too far behind. They're still a few Gloads shy of having all the bricks to build a lasting foundation, but they're getting there. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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