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Nate Spears 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 8 .000 .000 .000 .009 -0.2
Birth Date5-3-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2011 BOS 26 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .009 -0.9 -0.0 -0.1
2012 BOS 27 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .010 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
Career78800000004000000.000.000.000.009-1.80.0-0.2

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
2004 DEL A 97 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FRD A+ 112 498 .342 .254 .316 .374 .000 .337 104 2.4 0.8 0 -0.0 -1.3 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2006 DAY A+ 97 369 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 DAY A+ 78 300 .257 .254 .323 .372 .000 .292 101 -1.1 9.2 -0.7 3.1 2.2 9.7 1.2 9.7 1.2
2007 TEN AA 38 135 .275 .253 .329 .389 .000 .316 103 2.2 4.1 -0.2 -2.2 3.9 10.1 0.8 10.1 0.8
2008 TEN AA 115 473 .280 .261 .338 .393 .000 .333 113 10.6 13.9 -0.7 2.5 0.3 24.1 2.7 24.1 2.7
2008 IOW AAA 5 21 .220 .283 .358 .446 .000 .278 107 -1 0.7 0 -0.9 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA 128 411 .247 .268 .335 .403 .000 .278 87 -6 11.9 1.2 -0.1 2.6 9.8 0.9 9.8 0.9
2010 PME AA 136 620 .288 .262 .338 .404 .000 .299 109 18.5 17.7 -0.5 8.6 3.5 39.3 4.9 39.3 4.9
2011 BOS MLB 3 4 .009 .228 .297 .385 .000 .000 108 -1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 PAW AAA 96 378 .275 .257 .325 .390 .000 .288 91 6.7 11.7 -1.5 2.7 1.1 18.0 2.0 18.0 2.0
2012 BOS MLB 4 4 .010 .223 .276 .399 .000 .000 109 -1 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA 108 395 .252 .257 .325 .385 .000 .292 97 -3.4 11.7 0.1 11.3 2.8 11.3 2.2 11.3 2.2
2012 GIG Wnt 6 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .083 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 AKR AA 4 21 .202 .242 .321 .370 .000 .200 103 -1.2 0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2013 COH AAA 68 237 .248 .255 .325 .386 .000 .276 101 -3.1 6.8 -0.7 -7.4 2.7 5.7 -0.2 5.7 -0.2
2014 LEH AAA 52 161 .268 .256 .320 .391 .000 .406 101 1.5 4.8 0.3 3.5 0.5 7.2 1.1 7.2 1.1

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 DEL A 431 50 102 12 11 5 38 47 63 7 6 .275 .355 .407 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FRD A+ 498 63 131 30 6 6 41 36 82 8 4 .294 .340 .429 .135 .342 1.9 -0.0 0.2
2006 DAY A+ 369 45 79 15 1 1 25 31 53 7 4 .246 .320 .308 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TEN AA 135 22 34 2 2 4 11 13 19 2 0 .298 .373 .456 .158 .275 10.1 -2.2 0.8
2007 DAY A+ 300 36 65 13 3 1 26 28 44 4 1 .261 .332 .349 .088 .257 9.7 3.1 1.2
2008 TEN AA 473 71 115 22 5 7 51 58 72 6 5 .299 .383 .438 .138 .280 24.1 2.5 2.7
2008 IOW AAA 21 5 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .278 .381 .333 .056 .220 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1
2009 IOW AAA 411 48 93 20 4 2 37 35 43 6 5 .253 .318 .345 .092 .247 9.8 -0.1 0.9
2010 PME AA 620 104 140 30 4 20 82 84 93 13 1 .272 .385 .463 .191 .288 39.3 8.6 4.9
2011 BOS MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .009 -0.9 -0.0 -0.1
2011 PAW AAA 378 49 78 19 2 8 45 49 69 13 1 .248 .355 .397 .149 .275 18.0 2.7 2.0
2012 GIG Wnt 20 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .062 .200 .062 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .010 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA 395 46 83 16 4 10 38 43 86 3 2 .240 .329 .396 .156 .252 11.3 11.3 2.2
2013 COH AAA 237 32 44 8 1 4 19 32 50 6 2 .224 .335 .337 .112 .248 5.7 -7.4 -0.2
2013 AKR AA 21 1 3 1 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 .167 .286 .222 .056 .202 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2014 LEH AAA 161 18 43 7 3 2 15 13 43 4 2 .299 .352 .431 .132 .268 7.2 3.5 1.1

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
2011 11 0.6364 0.3636 0.7500 0.2857 0.5000 1.0000 0.5000 0.2500 6 0.000760
2012 15 0.4000 0.4667 0.4286 0.5000 0.4444 1.0000 0.0000 0.5714 6 -0.000382
Career260.50.42310.56460.40930.467910.21150.435460.0001

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
2011-06-29 2011-07-09 Minors 10 12 - Shoulder Sprain - -
2011-05-13 2011-05-29 Minors 16 14 Left Fingers Laceration on Bunt Attempt -
2006-07-11 2006-08-02 Minors 22 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2004-07-27 2004-08-03 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 20 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/8/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/16/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Boston for 2012 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 4/15/12. DFA by Boston 4/22/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Boston 9/5/11. DFA by Boston 9/13/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/14/11.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Baltimore 1/06.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2003 (5-134) (Port Charlotte HS, Fla.). $0.215M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/29/2016 11:24 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
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Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Nate Spears is a fun player, mostly because not only does he have six positions with at least 13 games played (all but catcher), he has pitched two innings, too.
2009 Nate Spears is a refugee from the Orioles' organization who's never failed to get on base, but walks, bunting skills, and poor footspeed makes for a blend that's been out of fashion for years.
2006 Spears`s viability as a prospect rests on being a first-rate defensive second baseman, with just enough bat to make the total package worthwhile. He profiles as the classic #2 hitter: good bat control, sprays the ball around, hits behind runners, bunts well-he led the Carolina League in sacrifices-all the little-ball stuff. He`s very similar to Brandon Fahey in a lot of ways, though he`s been a better hitter thus far. He gets rave reviews for his attitude, so expect him to push his limitations.
2005 Spears was primarily a second baseman at Delmarva, but it would certainly behoove him and the organization to at least try shortstop full-time. He's got the range for it, though his arm is a little questionable. Spears profiles as a traditional #2 hitter: He's a contact guy with little power, takes pitches, but he's not fast enough for the leadoff spot. All of which could have been written about Brian Roberts around 2000.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Bush League: Jameson TaillonDoug Thorburn2013-12-13
Out of Left Field: Williams, Yastrzemski, Nava Matthew Kory2012-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Theo Flips Boston The ByrdR.J. Anderson2012-04-23
Transaction Analysis Blog: Ward, Cameron ReleasedR.J. Anderson2011-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 23Kevin Goldstein2010-08-24
One-Hoppers: Double-A Game Report: Iglesias Plays PortlandDavid Laurila2010-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: F-Lop'ping AroundChristina Kahrl2010-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14


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