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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .205 6 25 24 0 .234 0.4
Birth Date3-19-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight265 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 6 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.32010
-0.82011
2012
2013
0.42014
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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
2009 OAK 27 46 155 140 19 32 7 0 7 60 14 36 0 1 0 30 0 0 .229 .297 .429 .244 1.8 -0.6 0.1
2010 OAK 28 41 129 112 13 24 4 0 2 34 15 29 0 1 1 11 1 0 .214 .305 .304 .218 -2.2 -0.8 -0.3
2011 OAK 29 36 122 111 10 19 3 0 1 25 11 32 0 0 0 4 0 0 .171 .246 .225 .178 -7.0 -0.3 -0.8
Career12340636342751401011940970214510.207.284.328.216-7.4-1.7-1.0

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
2004 VAN A- 38 163 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 90 375 .289 .279 .358 .420 .283 .302 99 9.7 9.1 4.6 -0.4 -4.5 26.6 2.6 26.6 2.6
2006 MID AA 12 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA 60 256 .305 .257 .330 .399 .256 .315 104 12.7 7.6 4.1 0.2 -0.9 26.6 2.7 26.6 2.7
2007 SAC AAA 4 17 .392 .285 .347 .428 .266 .200 85 2.5 0.5 0.3 -0.0 -0.1 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2008 SAC AAA 88 367 .267 .280 .352 .451 .260 .270 105 2.8 11.2 6.4 -2.6 -1.0 19.5 1.6 19.5 1.6
2009 OAK MLB 46 155 .244 .262 .331 .408 .257 .255 101 -2.6 4.5 1.6 -0.6 -2.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2010 OAK MLB 41 129 .218 .255 .323 .398 .254 .268 104 -5.5 3.6 1.9 -0.8 -1.7 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 14 55 .236 .273 .344 .424 .271 .229 87 -1.5 1.7 0 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 OAK MLB 36 122 .178 .250 .311 .393 .255 .231 96 -9.8 3.3 1.8 -0.3 -1.9 -7.0 -0.8 -7.0 -0.8
2011 SAC AAA 12 53 .242 .303 .369 .468 .265 .333 116 -1.1 1.6 0.4 -0.1 -1.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2012 OKL AAA 79 279 .252 .278 .339 .430 .269 .295 99 -2.6 8.3 5 -0.2 -4.1 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2013 LVG AAA 28 82 .219 .272 .330 .411 .261 .196 109 -3.6 2.4 1.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -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
2004 VAN A- 163 24 33 6 1 3 19 26 22 0 0 .244 .370 .370 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 375 44 86 12 0 15 47 43 77 0 0 .264 .352 .439 .175 .289 26.6 -0.4 2.6
2006 MID AA 45 4 11 0 0 1 4 3 12 0 0 .268 .333 .341 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA 256 46 64 9 2 11 39 36 40 1 0 .292 .392 .502 .210 .305 26.6 0.2 2.7
2007 SAC AAA 17 3 5 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 .294 .294 .824 .529 .392 3.5 -0.0 0.3
2008 SAC AAA 367 42 69 11 0 15 53 63 85 0 1 .230 .364 .417 .187 .267 19.5 -2.6 1.6
2009 OAK MLB 155 19 32 7 0 7 30 14 36 0 0 .229 .297 .429 .200 .244 1.8 -0.6 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 55 6 9 2 0 1 2 10 9 0 0 .200 .345 .311 .111 .236 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2010 OAK MLB 129 13 24 4 0 2 11 15 29 1 0 .214 .305 .304 .089 .218 -2.2 -0.8 -0.3
2011 SAC AAA 53 6 13 0 0 1 5 7 9 0 0 .283 .377 .348 .065 .242 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2011 OAK MLB 122 10 19 3 0 1 4 11 32 0 0 .171 .246 .225 .054 .178 -7.0 -0.3 -0.8
2012 OKL AAA 279 35 60 6 0 8 38 36 56 0 0 .251 .353 .377 .126 .252 8.2 -0.2 0.8
2013 LVG AAA 82 7 11 3 0 2 3 12 21 0 1 .159 .284 .290 .130 .219 -0.8 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
2009 621 0.4863 0.4122 0.8164 0.6159 0.2194 0.8817 0.6429 0.1836
2010 495 0.4747 0.3939 0.8051 0.5617 0.2423 0.8561 0.6984 0.1949
2011 487 0.4990 0.4086 0.7739 0.5802 0.2377 0.8227 0.6552 0.2261
Career16030.48660.40550.80.58830.2320.85590.66380.2

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-23 2009-07-25 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-19 2009-05-24 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-21 2009-04-02 Camp 12 0 Trunk Tightness -
2008-08-16 2008-09-16 Minors 31 0 Right Knee Strain - -
2007-07-03 2007-09-19 Minors 78 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2007-07-10
2005-04-03 2005-09-08 Minors 158 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL and Mensicus 2005-01-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYN $
2012 HOU $
2011 OAK $420,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$820,000
2 yrTotal$820,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 153 dMark Pieper1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.62M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A 1/5/12. Released 3/9/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2004 (1-24) (South Carolina). Signed 7/04, $1M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 516 59 109 19 1 14 56 66 122 1 1 .244 .342 .383 .274 20.7 C -2, 1B 0 2.1
80o 493 54 98 17 0 13 51 60 120 1 1 .229 .324 .360 .259 13.0 C -2, 1B 0 1.2
70o 477 50 91 16 0 12 48 56 118 1 0 .219 .311 .343 .249 7.8 C -2, 1B 0 0.7
60o 463 47 85 15 0 11 45 52 117 1 0 .210 .300 .329 .240 3.6 C -2, 1B 0 0.2
50o 450 44 79 14 0 10 43 49 115 1 0 .202 .290 .316 .232 -0.1 C -2, 1B 0 -0.2
40o 437 41 75 13 0 10 40 46 114 1 0 .194 .279 .304 .223 -3.6 C -2, 1B 0 -0.6
30o 423 39 69 12 0 9 38 42 112 1 0 .185 .268 .290 .215 -7.0 C -1, 1B 0 -0.9
20o 407 36 63 11 0 8 35 39 109 1 0 .175 .255 .274 .204 -10.8 C -1, 1B 0 -1.3
10o 384 31 56 10 0 7 31 34 106 1 0 .162 .237 .253 .190 -15.5 C -1, 1B 0 -1.8
Weighted Mean456468214011445011610.206.295.323.2361.7C -2, 1B 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 17% 16% 21% 57%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153325026416052126650.184.270.274.208-1.7-15.0-0.71.214.7-30.2-0.9
20163425025417042125640.186.266.277.207-1.9-16.4-0.71.114.9-31.8-0.9
20173533834559062835920.183.272.273.207-1.9-16.1-0.91.514.9-31.6-1.2
2018365385385131943541480.178.263.265.201-2.3-19.5-1.42.214.9-35.2-1.9
20193725025407042025690.181.264.269.202-2.2-19.2-0.70.914.9-34.3-0.9
202038615631041701253621650.189.271.285.210-1.8-14.3-1.72.114.9-29.7-2.2
202139622771111811663911650.211.331.338.2510.89.9-1.82.014.9-5.2-2.2
2022406225895151946591760.169.249.245.188-3.2-27.7-1.81.814.9-42.6-2.2
20234160659961511047581690.177.258.260.197-2.7-22.6-1.71.614.9-37.4-2.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.8out of baseball0.40.30.30.41.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 Eric Munson 2010 .000 DNP
2 82 Koyie Hill 2011 .198
3 80 Kevin Cash 2010 .171
4 79 Miguel Ojeda 2007 .000 DNP
5 79 Danny Ardoin 2007 .000 DNP
6 77 Carlos Maldonado 2011 .000 DNP
7 76 Chad Moeller 2007 .158
8 76 Matt Treanor 2008 .230
9 76 Robby Hammock 2009 .000 DNP
10 76 Mike Rivera 2009 .226
11 75 Brendan Harris 2013 .243
12 75 Ronny Paulino 2013 .000 DNP
13 74 Luke Carlin 2013 .000 DNP
14 74 Steve Holm 2012 .000 DNP
15 74 Alejandro Freire 2007 .000 DNP
16 74 Josh Paul 2007 .187
17 73 Ryan Garko 2013 .000 DNP
18 73 John Baker 2013 .140
19 73 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 .000 DNP
20 73 Ramon Vazquez 2009 .235
21 73 Jack Hannahan 2012 .244
22 73 Fernando Tatis 2007 .000 DNP
23 73 Ed Bailey 1963 .314
24 73 Todd Sears 2008 .000 DNP
25 72 Brandon Harper 2008 .000 DNP
26 72 Jim Pagliaroni 1970 .000 DNP
27 72 Josh Wilson 2013 .192
28 72 Tom Haller 1969 .265
29 72 Bob Brenly 1986 .277
30 72 Gus Triandos 1963 .260
31 72 Bill Freehan 1974 .303
32 72 Steve Torrealba 2010 .000 DNP
33 72 A.J. Ellis 2013 .265
34 72 Jason Varitek 2004 .277
35 72 Keith Ginter 2008 .000 DNP
36 72 Don Kelly 2012 .199
37 71 Rod Barajas 2008 .247
38 71 Eli Whiteside 2012 .187
39 71 Cory Sullivan 2012 .000 DNP
40 71 Wil Nieves 2010 .199
41 71 Joe Tipton 1954 .268
42 71 Paul Hoover 2008 .150
43 71 Joe Borchard 2011 .000 DNP
44 71 Guillermo Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
45 71 Darren Daulton 1994 .309
46 71 Johnny Roseboro 1965 .243
47 71 John Mayberry 1981 .292
48 71 Daryle Ward 2007 .318
49 71 Erick Almonte 2010 .000 DNP
50 71 Omir Santos 2013 .022
51 70 Sherm Lollar 1957 .274
52 70 Mike Fitzgerald 1993 .000 DNP
53 70 Ryan Roberts 2013 .255
54 70 Darrell Porter 1984 .261
55 70 Ben Davis 2009 .000 DNP
56 70 Ryan Budde 2012 .000 DNP
57 70 Jose Yepez 2013 .000 DNP
58 70 Duke Sims 1973 .272
59 70 Bill Melton 1978 .000 DNP
60 70 Greg Brock 1989 .275
61 70 Josh Bard 2010 .223
62 70 Sid Bream 1993 .263
63 70 Greg Dobbs 2011 .255
64 70 Bobby Kielty 2009 .000 DNP
65 70 Royce Huffman 2009 .000 DNP
66 70 Johnny Romano 1967 .207
67 70 Val Majewski 2013 .000 DNP
68 70 Gene Oliver 1967 .265
69 70 Mike Jacobs 2013 .000 DNP
70 70 Joe Ferguson 1979 .297
71 69 Matthew Lecroy 2008 .000 DNP
72 69 Earl Averill 1964 .000 DNP
73 69 Jeff Salazar 2013 .000 DNP
74 69 Bubba Trammell 2004 .000 DNP
75 69 Ozzie Virgil 1989 .359
76 69 Joe Inglett 2010 .266
77 69 Ellie Hendricks 1973 .215
78 69 Earl Battey 1967 .185
79 69 Dave Bergman 1985 .186
80 69 Yorvit Torrealba 2011 .238
81 69 Les Moss 1957 .286
82 69 Ernie Whitt 1984 .274
83 69 Bob Stinson 1978 .269
84 69 J.T. Snow 2000 .282
85 69 Mike Lieberthal 2004 .261
86 69 Monte Irvin 1951 .336
87 69 J.C. Boscan 2012 .141
88 69 Dan Driessen 1984 .296
89 69 Smoky Burgess 1959 .292
90 69 Scott Hatteberg 2002 .290
91 69 Nick Green 2011 .000 DNP
92 68 Michel Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
93 68 Javier Valentin 2008 .257
94 68 Jim Sundberg 1983 .204
95 68 David Ross 2009 .301
96 68 Erik Kratz 2012 .285
97 68 Ron Hassey 1985 .304
98 68 Andy Phillips 2009 .000 DNP
99 68 Bob Boone 1980 .231
100 68 Max St. Pierre 2012 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 A backup catcher the last three seasons, former first-round pick Landon Powell was recently removed from the 40-man roster after his offensive performance went from acceptable to bad to putrid.
2011 While he failed to make the team out of spring training, Powell eventually assumed the job he had earned in 2009, serving as a backup to Kurt Suzuki. It's a role he should be well-suited for—he's not much of a pure hitter, but he makes up for his shortcoming at the plate with power and patience, and he can be a good defender, depending on what the scale says. With a figure that fluctuates as much as Oprah's, Powell is good when he's merely big (he'll never be svelte, or anything close), but he's been engaged in a battle of the bulge since his amateur days. All Oakland can do is wait and hope that he hasn't outgrown his catcher's gear when he shows up for spring training.
2010 Oakland probably feels lucky just to have gotten anything out of former first-round pick Powell (2004), whose minor-league apprenticeship went off the track a few times, mostly due to knee surgeries and conditioning issues that had seen Powell's weight push 300 pounds at times. Now at least 260 pounds (don't believe the official weight above), he's still a bit plump, but he turned out to be a nice reserve catcher, provided that what one looks for in a backup was a mix of walks, power, and a plus arm. If he can stay healthy, he could stay in this role for a decade. Smile when you call him "Shanty."
2009 Landon Powell combines impressive power and patience with a disturbing weight problem and two major knee surgeries in the past three years, endangering any faith in his ever panning out.
2008 Landon Powell has star-level skills as a catcher, but he can't stay in shape and suffered the second severe knee injury of his brief career in 2007.
2007 Powell was the A`s number-one draft pick in 2004, didn`t do much as a first-year pro, and missed all of 2005 after tearing an ACL while working out in the off-season. Nice start, huh? We`d like to report a happy ending, or at least the beginning of a happy ending. Can`t do it, though: Powell turns 25 before Opening Day, he`s barely escaped Class A, and he`s never looked like anything but an adequate minor league hitter. He`s also in danger of eating himself out of whatever career he has left. He`ll get plenty of chances because of a big bonus. Let`s hope he hasn`t spent all of it on food, which, given his size in the Arizona Fall League, he very well might have.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's to stop Bryce Harper from taking the GED like I did and declaring for the draft a year or two early? Seems like the hype couldn't be higher and he would command a several million dollar signing bonus while starting his professional development much earlier.
(Landon Powell from Papago Park)
Well, the story of Landon Powell just might be enough to stop Bryce Harper from doing that, though granted, the silence surrounding Powell's decision to take the GED wouldn't exist in this information-driven Internet era. In reality, it's hard for me to say that anyone should stop their education so early, but given his hype, Harper would be the definite favorite to go first in 2010 or 2011. It does seem that the latter season, his natural draft season, is going to be thinner, so Harper might be best served to continue on the same path. (Bryan Smith)


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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
2009 2428 -20 -1.9 -5.4 1251 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -2.0 -6.0
2010 2143 -20 -4.0 -13.0 1057 0.7 0.2 1.1 -3.8 -12.0
2011 2388 -28 -4.0 -11.8 1309 0.3 0.1 0.4 -3.9 -11.4
total 6959 -67 -9.4 -9.5 3617 0.6 0.1 0.2 -9.3 -9.2

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