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Portrait of Russ Canzler

Russ Canzler 1BPhillies

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .250 8 27 31 1 .266 0.5
Birth Date4-11-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.12011
0.22012
2013
0.52014
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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
2011 TBA 25 3 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .357 0.5 0.0 0.1
2012 CLE 26 26 97 93 9 25 3 0 3 37 4 22 0 0 0 11 0 0 .269 .299 .398 .252 1.5 0.2 0.2
Career2910296926303385230101200.271.304.396.2572.00.20.2

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
2006 BOI A- 73 311 .302 .256 .331 .374 .272 .297 109 12.5 8.1 -5.2 -8.4 2.3 17.1 0.9 17.1 0.9
2007 PEO A 125 503 .266 .252 .321 .368 .258 .320 89 3.3 15.0 -8.9 1.2 0.8 11.4 1.3 11.4 1.3
2008 DAY A+ 98 361 .253 .260 .337 .380 .259 .312 104 -3.1 11.8 -7 -7.9 -1.7 -1.7 -1.0 -1.7 -1.0
2009 DAY A+ 28 108 .256 .247 .319 .353 .245 .338 102 -0.4 3.2 -1.9 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
2009 TEN AA 90 267 .280 .257 .338 .388 .269 .289 94 5.8 7.7 -3.8 -2.7 -2.9 6.7 0.4 6.7 0.4
2010 TEN AA 112 411 .322 .264 .340 .395 .266 .339 103 29.4 12.8 -1.6 -4.0 -0.5 36.5 3.3 36.5 3.3
2011 TBA MLB 3 5 .357 .222 .367 .326 .301 .333 107 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 DUR AAA 131 549 .315 .260 .328 .398 .255 .396 95 35.9 17.0 -4.1 -0.9 1.5 47.1 4.4 47.1 4.4
2012 CLE MLB 26 97 .252 .259 .322 .405 .258 .324 103 -0.8 2.7 -1.2 0.2 -0.5 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2012 COH AAA 130 539 .261 .254 .326 .383 .251 .314 110 0.8 16.0 -7.4 2.1 -0.8 4.9 0.7 4.9 0.7
2013 IND AAA 39 148 .199 .253 .318 .374 .249 .226 100 -9.9 4.2 -1.7 0.7 -1.1 -8.8 -0.8 -8.8 -0.8
2013 NOR AAA 86 375 .272 .259 .329 .397 .256 .328 99 4.6 10.5 -5.6 -2.9 -3.6 5.8 0.3 5.8 0.3
2014 LEH AAA 61 242 .300 .254 .320 .386 .248 .327 99 10.9 7.2 -3.6 -1.4 -0.6 14.4 1.3 14.4 1.3
2014 SWB AAA 51 199 .269 .266 .333 .397 .255 .333 101 2 5.9 -2.9 -2.2 -1.9 3.6 0.1 3.6 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
2006 BOI A- 311 49 74 22 4 16 61 22 70 7 4 .264 .324 .543 .279 .302 17.1 -8.4 0.9
2007 PEO A 503 60 124 24 2 7 54 35 88 12 8 .270 .323 .376 .107 .266 11.4 1.2 1.3
2008 DAY A+ 361 47 89 22 2 12 59 27 70 7 4 .273 .328 .463 .190 .253 -1.7 -7.9 -1.0
2009 DAY A+ 108 14 27 8 1 2 14 7 24 2 0 .270 .318 .430 .160 .256 0.2 2.4 0.3
2009 TEN AA 267 27 60 15 0 6 35 31 41 2 5 .258 .346 .399 .142 .280 6.7 -2.7 0.4
2010 TEN AA 411 68 102 28 4 21 66 46 95 5 4 .287 .377 .566 .279 .322 36.5 -4.0 3.3
2011 DUR AAA 549 78 149 40 4 18 83 67 129 5 2 .314 .401 .530 .215 .315 47.1 -0.9 4.4
2011 TBA MLB 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .000 .357 0.5 0.0 0.1
2012 COH AAA 539 68 129 36 3 22 79 46 128 2 4 .265 .328 .487 .222 .261 4.9 2.1 0.7
2012 CLE MLB 97 9 25 3 0 3 11 4 22 0 0 .269 .299 .398 .129 .252 1.5 0.2 0.2
2013 IND AAA 148 9 25 1 1 1 13 15 25 0 0 .194 .277 .240 .047 .199 -8.8 0.7 -0.8
2013 NOR AAA 375 46 89 15 1 11 49 47 76 1 1 .276 .369 .430 .155 .272 5.8 -2.9 0.3
2014 LEH AAA 242 32 61 20 1 11 34 26 52 2 1 .286 .360 .545 .258 .300 14.4 -1.4 1.3
2014 SWB AAA 199 25 46 12 2 2 24 20 45 1 0 .263 .332 .389 .126 .269 3.6 -2.2 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
2011 23 0.3043 0.3478 0.8750 0.7143 0.1875 1.0000 0.6667 0.1250
2012 333 0.5465 0.4354 0.7034 0.5659 0.2781 0.7864 0.5000 0.2966
Career3560.53090.42970.71450.57550.27220.80020.51080.2855

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-14 2014-03-21 Camp 7 0 - Hip Stiffness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYA $
2013 BAL $
2012 CLE $
2011 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Toronto 1/2/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Cleveland 1/4/13. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 2/5/13 after being DFA by NY Yankees 2/1/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 7/12/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/6/13. DFA by Pittsburgh 8/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 1/31/12 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 1/27/12. Signed by Cleveland 3/9/12. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/21/12 after being DFA by Cleveland 12/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay 12/2/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/11/11.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2004 (30-906) (Hazleton Area HS, Pa.).

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 513 65 133 28 2 18 68 52 111 2 1 .291 .365 .481 .303 28.4 1B -1, LF 0 2.9
80o 492 60 122 25 2 17 62 47 109 2 1 .277 .348 .456 .289 20.6 1B -1, LF 0 2.1
70o 476 56 113 24 2 15 58 44 108 1 1 .266 .336 .439 .279 15.4 1B -1, LF 0 1.5
60o 463 53 107 22 2 15 55 41 106 1 1 .257 .325 .424 .271 11.1 1B -1, LF 0 1.1
50o 450 50 101 21 2 14 52 39 105 1 1 .249 .316 .410 .263 7.4 1B -1, LF 0 0.7
40o 437 47 96 20 2 13 50 37 104 1 1 .240 .306 .396 .255 3.8 1B -1, LF 0 0.3
30o 424 44 88 18 1 12 47 35 102 1 1 .232 .296 .381 .246 0.2 1B -1, LF 0 -0.1
20o 408 41 82 17 1 11 44 32 100 1 1 .221 .284 .364 .236 -3.7 1B -1, LF 0 -0.5
10o 387 37 73 15 1 10 39 28 97 1 1 .207 .267 .341 .222 -8.7 1B -1, LF 0 -1.0
Weighted Mean4565110422214544010611.253.320.416.2669.11B -1, LF 00.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 19% 6% 16% 31%

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
201529250305212072824631.235.311.385.2571.110.3-0.7-2.114.9-1.8-0.7
201630507621092311559491251.243.319.401.2641.111.5-1.3-4.414.92.3-1.3
201731626761352821973601560.241.315.400.2620.88.9-1.5-5.614.91.1-1.7
201832627751312821871611610.234.311.389.2570.56.1-1.5-5.814.9-1.6-1.7
201933615731302621768601490.236.312.382.2550.34.8-1.4-5.814.9-2.9-1.6
202034635741352721668601480.237.310.375.2520.12.6-1.5-6.214.9-4.6-1.7
202135612711292621666581470.235.310.375.2520.12.6-1.5-6.114.9-4.7-1.6
202236632711312621464591490.233.307.362.246-0.3-1.2-1.5-6.514.9-8.2-1.7
202337605701282521564571450.235.308.369.250-0.11.1-1.5-6.414.9-6.0-1.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.5out of baseball430.60.28.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Max Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
2 90 Josh Satin 2013 .283
3 89 Tommy Everidge 2011 .000 DNP
4 88 Scott Moore 2012 .276
5 88 Bryan LaHair 2011 .308
6 88 Jon Knott 2007 .273
7 88 Tagg Bozied 2008 .000 DNP
8 87 Jeff Bailey 2007 .136
9 87 Juan Miranda 2011 .261
10 87 Garrett Jones 2009 .311
11 86 Aaron Bates 2012 .000 DNP
12 86 Larry Broadway 2009 .000 DNP
13 86 Joel Guzman 2013 .000 DNP
14 86 Matt Craig 2009 .000 DNP
15 85 Matt Macri 2010 .000 DNP
16 85 Cyle Hankerd 2013 .000 DNP
17 84 Daniel Dorn 2013 .000 DNP
18 84 Nate Gold 2008 .000 DNP
19 84 Yurendell de Caster 2008 .000 DNP
20 83 Mauro Gomez 2013 .000 DNP
21 83 Mark Hamilton 2013 .000 DNP
22 83 Jesus Guzman 2012 .275
23 83 Brian Dopirak 2012 .000 DNP
24 83 Casey Rogowski 2009 .000 DNP
25 83 Steven Hill 2013 .000 DNP
26 83 Steve Pearce 2011 .190
27 83 Johan Limonta 2012 .000 DNP
28 82 Micah Hoffpauir 2008 .349
29 82 Josh Whitesell 2010 .000 DNP
30 82 Jeff Clement 2012 .171
31 82 Clint Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
32 81 Sandy Madera 2009 .000 DNP
33 81 Brian Stavisky 2009 .000 DNP
34 81 Erik Lis 2012 .000 DNP
35 81 Rhyne Hughes 2012 .000 DNP
36 81 Jake Fox 2011 .254
37 80 Jackson Melian 2008 .000 DNP
38 79 Mark Saccomanno 2008 .292
39 79 Jeff Deardorff 2007 .000 DNP
40 79 Jared Goedert 2013 .000 DNP
41 79 Marquez Smith 2013 .000 DNP
42 79 Drew Sutton 2011 .273
43 79 Ryan Mulhern 2009 .000 DNP
44 79 Russell Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
45 79 Michel Abreu 2007 .000 DNP
46 79 J.R. House 2008 -.002
47 79 Kevin West 2008 .000 DNP
48 79 David Smith 2009 .000 DNP
49 78 Bill Rhinehart 2013 .000 DNP
50 78 Anthony Recker 2012 .204
51 78 Brad Nelson 2011 .000 DNP
52 78 David Cook 2010 .000 DNP
53 78 Drew Locke 2011 .000 DNP
54 78 Cole Gillespie 2012 .000 DNP
55 78 Brent Clevlen 2012 .000 DNP
56 78 Adam Heether 2010 .000 DNP
57 78 Tyler Von Schell 2008 .000 DNP
58 78 Michael Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
59 78 Jason Cooper 2009 .000 DNP
60 78 Craig Brazell 2008 .000 DNP
61 78 Cole Garner 2013 .000 DNP
62 77 Doug Deeds 2009 .000 DNP
63 77 Stefan Gartrell 2012 .000 DNP
64 77 Kevin Melillo 2010 .000 DNP
65 77 Travis Ishikawa 2012 .249
66 77 Jason Botts 2009 .000 DNP
67 77 Ray Sadler 2009 .000 DNP
68 77 Michael Restovich 2007 .122
69 77 Mike Hollimon 2010 .000 DNP
70 77 Matt Carson 2010 .223
71 77 Jerad Head 2011 .181
72 77 Robinson Chirinos 2012 .000 DNP
73 77 Brett Roneberg 2007 .000 DNP
74 77 Michael Bertram 2012 .000 DNP
75 77 Ronnier Mustelier 2013 .000 DNP
76 77 Mario Lisson 2012 .000 DNP
77 77 Jeremy Brown 2008 .000 DNP
78 77 Justin Ruggiano 2010 .000 DNP
79 77 Paul McAnulty 2009 .000 DNP
80 76 Chad Huffman 2013 .000 DNP
81 76 Jeff Baisley 2011 .000 DNP
82 76 Victor Diaz 2010 .000 DNP
83 76 Shelley Duncan 2008 .228
84 76 Daniel Nava 2011 .000 DNP
85 76 Deik Scram 2012 .000 DNP
86 76 Ben Lasater 2012 .000 DNP
87 76 Joe Koshansky 2010 .000 DNP
88 76 Lou Montanez 2010 .104
89 76 Josh Kroeger 2011 .000 DNP
90 76 Joe Mather 2011 .212
91 76 Alberto Concepcion 2009 .000 DNP
92 76 Bronson Sardinha 2011 .000 DNP
93 76 John-Ford Griffin 2008 .000 DNP
94 76 Chip Ambres 2008 .249
95 76 Jason Perry 2009 .000 DNP
96 76 Stephen Smitherman 2007 .000 DNP
97 75 John Bowker 2012 .000 DNP
98 75 Matt Watson 2007 .000 DNP
99 75 Adam Boeve 2008 .000 DNP
100 75 Matthew Brown 2011 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Canzler has been something of a minor-league journeyman, spending nine seasons at 10 stops across three organizations. He is hoping to parlay a three-year power surge of 61 home runs—two-thirds of which came at Triple-A—into a major-league job that will allow him to trade the "journeyman" tag one that says, “late bloomer.” Of course, as a 30th-round draft pick, he has already beat the odds with his 102 major-league plate appearances, and at age 27 he will likely get at least another shot to switch labels. He had a busy winter, claimed off waivers from Cleveland by Toronto, then claimed back by Cleveland, then claimed by New York, where he could be a right-handed bench piece and back-up first baseman.
2012 As with Dan Johnson’s addition, an under-the-radar minor league acquisition paid off in spades for the Durham Bulls as Canzler won the International League MVP honors (just as Johnson had). He produced a .315/.399/.531 slash line on the season with 62 extra base hits, but there are some strikes against him. He doesn’t hit with enough power to play the corners on an everyday basis and bats on the wrong side of a platoon. Like Johnson before him, Canzler has earned his chance to take his hacks against major league pitching. It should not surprise anyone if the two players' stories continue to mirror one another.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 13Mike Gianella2013-06-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Platoon HavensDaniel Rathman2013-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable AL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-03-13
Rumor Roundup: Cold at the CornersWill Woods2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: The 10,786 Miles Not Technically Traveled By Sandy Rosario Matthew Kory2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Thursday, January 31Daniel Rathman2013-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Young MovesBen Lindbergh2013-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Callin' MyersR.J. Anderson2013-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phillies Get Young, OldR.J. Anderson2012-12-10
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 24Larry Granillo2012-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/11/12Michael Street2012-09-11
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 7Larry Granillo2012-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPreseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/20/12Michael Street2012-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: When You Leave Durham, You Don't Come BackAdam Sobsey2012-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Jackson Settles for One YearR.J. Anderson2012-02-06
On the Beat: How Many Teams Will Make the Playoffs in 2012?John Perrotto2012-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Middle Reliever ManiaR.J. Anderson2012-02-02
State of the Prospectus: What's to Come in 2012Steven Goldman2012-01-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Ghosts of MVPs PastAdam Sobsey2011-09-15
Transaction Analysis Blog: Yankees Add Betances, Rays Add WarmthR.J. Anderson2011-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Minor-League MVPsKevin Goldstein2011-09-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who should win the Indians LF carousel? Who has the best chance to stick?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
My unofficial survey of who is fighting for the job: Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Spilborghs, Felix Pie, Fred Lewis, and Russ Canzler.

I cannot envision Canzler playing a tolerable corner outfield, so I’ll say not him. Same result with Pie for different reasons. From there, you have Lewis and three righty bats, but Duncan and Cunningham are both out of options. So I guess the Indians might keep those two and store Lewis and Spilborghs in Triple-A for depth. I might opt for a platoon between Lewis and whichever of the two righties you’re higher on. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason. If you were the collective Rays front office, aside from being unwieldy when entering a room, what would you focus on during this trading season? Thanks for the chat.
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
First base. Kotchman is on a one-year deal and everyone not in the #MagicofKotch fanclub is extremely suspicious of him repeating this next season. Russ Canzler is the only guy in Durham that could do first base power wise, but he has some big holes in his swing. The outfield should be Guyer/Jennings/Joyce to open up next season so that area is good. The other area is shortstop to plug the gap between Brignac and whichever of Beckham or Lee make it first. Brignac has looked horrendous all season at the plate but they have nothing else to put in there. (Jason Collette)


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