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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
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Birth Date4-8-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32010
2.52011
1.52012
1.42013
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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
2006 COL 23 21 93 77 12 20 4 0 2 30 13 17 1 1 1 10 0 1 .260 .370 .390 .258 2.0 -0.0 0.2
2007 COL 24 67 234 197 22 43 8 3 4 69 29 58 5 2 1 27 0 0 .218 .330 .350 .246 7.1 0.3 0.7
2008 COL 25 104 407 333 50 88 22 2 18 168 56 92 14 2 2 65 0 0 .264 .390 .505 .303 34.9 0.7 3.6
2009 COL 26 93 350 289 41 66 15 2 16 133 43 75 11 6 1 52 0 1 .228 .344 .460 .274 20.2 2.5 2.3
2010 COL 27 61 223 188 20 37 6 1 9 72 30 48 4 1 0 27 1 0 .197 .318 .383 .242 1.8 0.7 0.3
2011 COL 28 112 426 345 51 82 17 1 14 143 70 89 5 4 2 55 6 3 .238 .370 .414 .271 23.6 -0.1 2.5
2012 ANA 29 79 253 221 27 53 6 1 9 88 29 60 2 1 0 26 1 3 .240 .332 .398 .268 14.5 -0.5 1.5
2013 ANA 30 115 399 325 40 73 15 0 11 121 68 100 2 4 0 39 0 1 .225 .358 .372 .275 13.4 -0.9 1.4
2014 ANA 31 100 345 283 40 73 22 0 7 116 50 84 7 5 0 43 3 0 .258 .377 .410 .302 27.5 -1.2 2.9
Career75227302258303535115109094038862351267344119.237.358.416.275144.91.615.3

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
2004 ASH A 36 152 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOD A+ 74 312 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUL AA 19 70 .274 .271 .347 .401 .251 .279 110 0.8 1.5 0.4 -0.0 -0.3 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2006 COL MLB 21 93 .258 .260 .330 .414 .264 .305 105 -0.3 2.8 1.7 -0.0 0.1 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2006 TUL AA 44 185 .367 .285 .361 .461 .286 .325 106 16.6 4.2 1.6 -0.4 1.3 23.7 2.5 23.7 2.5
2006 CSP AAA 47 180 .295 .277 .347 .422 .268 .417 113 6.4 5.0 2 0.8 -3.2 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
2007 COL MLB 67 234 .246 .268 .333 .418 .260 .285 109 -3.5 6.9 4.1 0.3 -0.4 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2007 CSP AAA 16 63 .228 .295 .358 .459 .269 .319 126 -2.2 1.8 1 0.1 -0.8 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2008 COL MLB 104 407 .303 .268 .333 .421 .266 .311 105 18.8 11.8 7 0.7 -1.4 34.9 3.6 34.9 3.6
2009 COL MLB 93 350 .274 .258 .327 .416 .262 .245 102 5.2 10.1 6 2.5 0.8 20.2 2.3 20.2 2.3
2009 CSP AAA 4 17 .337 .264 .330 .418 .271 .500 98 1.4 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2010 COL MLB 61 223 .242 .254 .320 .405 .266 .212 102 -4 6.1 3.3 0.7 -1.4 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2010 CSP AAA 17 76 .334 .283 .349 .440 .266 .354 112 6.2 2.3 1 -0.0 0.7 11.1 1.1 11.1 1.1
2011 COL MLB 112 426 .271 .251 .318 .388 .261 .276 110 4.5 11.5 6.9 -0.1 -1.0 23.6 2.5 23.6 2.5
2012 ANA MLB 79 253 .268 .255 .316 .408 .262 .288 96 2 6.9 4.2 -0.5 0.1 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
2012 SLC AAA 6 25 .261 .291 .352 .468 .287 .400 107 0 0.7 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 ANA MLB 115 399 .275 .255 .317 .401 .266 .284 97 5.8 10.5 6.2 -0.9 -3.1 13.4 1.4 13.4 1.4
2014 ANA MLB 100 345 .302 .250 .313 .388 .262 .335 98 13.5 8.9 5.2 -1.2 -0.7 27.5 2.9 27.5 2.9

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 ASH A 152 23 38 5 1 5 17 27 29 0 1 .314 .454 .496 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOD A+ 312 51 72 17 3 11 58 45 61 1 2 .276 .386 .490 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUL AA 70 7 14 3 1 2 11 8 15 0 0 .233 .333 .417 .183 .274 2.6 -0.0 0.3
2006 COL MLB 93 12 20 4 0 2 10 13 17 0 1 .260 .370 .390 .130 .258 2.0 -0.0 0.2
2006 CSP AAA 180 23 53 12 1 3 22 24 29 0 0 .351 .447 .503 .152 .295 12.3 0.8 1.3
2006 TUL AA 185 38 50 10 2 11 26 24 26 1 0 .321 .418 .622 .301 .367 23.7 -0.4 2.5
2007 CSP AAA 63 8 16 3 0 1 7 7 6 0 0 .296 .397 .407 .111 .228 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 COL MLB 234 22 43 8 3 4 27 29 58 0 0 .218 .330 .350 .132 .246 7.1 0.3 0.7
2008 COL MLB 407 50 88 22 2 18 65 56 92 0 0 .264 .390 .505 .240 .303 34.9 0.7 3.6
2009 COL MLB 350 41 66 15 2 16 52 43 75 0 1 .228 .344 .460 .232 .274 20.2 2.5 2.3
2009 CSP AAA 17 3 5 2 0 1 3 2 6 0 0 .333 .412 .667 .333 .337 1.8 -0.1 0.2
2010 CSP AAA 76 17 22 7 0 5 21 10 10 0 0 .349 .453 .698 .349 .334 11.1 -0.0 1.1
2010 COL MLB 223 20 37 6 1 9 27 30 48 1 0 .197 .318 .383 .186 .242 1.8 0.7 0.3
2011 COL MLB 426 51 82 17 1 14 55 70 89 6 3 .238 .370 .414 .177 .271 23.6 -0.1 2.5
2012 ANA MLB 253 27 53 6 1 9 26 29 60 1 3 .240 .332 .398 .158 .268 14.5 -0.5 1.5
2012 SLC AAA 25 3 6 2 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 .273 .360 .364 .091 .261 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2013 ANA MLB 399 40 73 15 0 11 39 68 100 0 1 .225 .358 .372 .148 .275 13.4 -0.9 1.4
2014 ANA MLB 345 40 73 22 0 7 43 50 84 3 0 .258 .377 .410 .152 .302 27.5 -1.2 2.9

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 1660 0.5295 0.4370 0.7379 0.6519 0.1946 0.7993 0.5066 0.2621
2009 1444 0.5395 0.4525 0.7596 0.6855 0.1789 0.8221 0.4790 0.2374
2010 929 0.5339 0.4489 0.7818 0.6573 0.2102 0.8466 0.5495 0.2182
2011 1789 0.5154 0.4208 0.7606 0.6388 0.1880 0.8404 0.4724 0.2394
2012 1024 0.5342 0.4481 0.7402 0.6728 0.1887 0.8152 0.4333 0.2598
2013 1655 0.4888 0.4259 0.7173 0.6489 0.2116 0.8133 0.4358 0.2827
2014 1370 0.5226 0.4441 0.7368 0.6620 0.2049 0.8207 0.4403 0.2632
Career98710.52150.43770.7460.6580.19620.82150.47170.2536

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-26 2012-09-26 DTD 0 0 - Cramp - -
2012-06-12 2012-06-12 On-Alr 0 0 Right Forearm Strain - -
2012-05-09 2012-07-27 15-DL 79 68 Right Wrist Surgery Pisiform Fracture 2012-05-11 -
2012-03-17 2012-03-22 Camp 5 0 Right Elbow Contusion Foul Tip - -
2011-04-20 2011-04-22 DTD 2 1 Low Back Strain -
2011-04-01 2011-04-01 DTD 0 0 Right Neck Contusion Player Collision -
2011-03-16 2011-03-17 Camp 1 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-09-13 2010-09-23 DTD 10 8 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-05-24 2009-06-09 15-DL 16 15 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-11-07 2007-11-07 Off 0 0 Hand Surgery Bone Spurs 2007-11-07
2005-08-20 2005-09-08 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ANA $5,525,000
2014 ANA $4,975,000
2013 ANA $5,050,000
2012 ANA $3,630,000
2011 COL $2,630,000
2010 COL $1,833,333
2009 COL $415,000
2008 COL $396,000
2007 COL $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$14,335,333
2011Current$4,975,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$19,310,333
1 yrFuture$5,525,000
9 yrTotal$24,835,333

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 13 dLou Jon Nero3 years/$15.55M (2013-15)

Details
  • 3 years/$15.55M (2013-15). Signed extension with LA Angels 10/5/12. 13:$5.05M, 14:$4.975M, 15:$5.525M. Performance bonuses for 2013: $0.1M each for 100, 110, 115, 120 and 125 games started at catcher. Performance bonuses for 2014 and 2015: $0.1M for 90 games started as catcher. $0.125M each for 100, 110, 115, 120 and 125 games started as catcher.
  • 3 years/$8.35M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 12/12/09. $0.25M signing bonus, 10:$1.75M, 11:$2.55M, 12:$3.55M, 13:$5M club option, $0.25M buyout. 2013 option becomes mutual if traded. (Option increased to $5.05M with bonuses.) Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Colorado 11/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2009). Re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2008). Re-signed by Colorado 2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Re-signed by Colorado 2/07 (split contract, $60,000 in minors).
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Colorado 8/06.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2004 (4-110) (North Carolina). $0.305M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .381 .448 .309
11 vs R (Multi) .217 .340 .360 .253
18 Split (Multi) -.038 -.041 -.088 -.057
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .266 .382 .453 .320
31 vs R (2013) .198 .343 .320 .245
38 Split (2013) -.068 -.039 -.133 -.074
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)My catcher situation in a 10-team AL-only league is ugly. I spent most of last year with Chris Iannetta in my lineup, then I picked up Josh Phegley when he was called up. Will Phegley be usable in such a league in 2014? The next-best available option seems to be Derek Norris.
(Fred from Chicago)
I'd take Norris over Phegley in a heartbeat. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)I whiffed on catcher in my 10-team AL-only head-to-head league. Now I have to make a heroic decision between the likes of Chris Iannetta, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jason Castro, and John Jaso. Your thoughts?
(Jim from Chicago)
I'd go with Jaso then Salty. Not too shabby. (Paul Singman)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have the following four catchers in a 16 team Strat-O-Matic league where you can keep a guy forever if you like. Which do you like long term: Chris Iannetta, Ryan Hanigan, Josh Thole, Jason Castro? I'd love to have a stronger catcher, but that's not a possibility until next year's draft.
(jhardman from Strat-O-Matic land)
Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to play a strat-o-matic league before, so I'm not sure how all the specifics work, like how catcher defense is factored in. Hitting wise in regular roto terms, I like Iannetta the best. (Derek Carty)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Reds were to consider promoting Mesoraco, why wouldn't they be trading Hanigan first? Hanigan is the new Chris Iannetta - except Hanigan always produces and is very solid defensively. Wouldn't a team hurting for a catcher try to trade for one of Hernandez or Hanigan if the Reds were hell bent on promoting Mesorasco?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
It's possible. He would certainly make an attractive target. Again, its a good problem to have. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd love your thoughts on a couple of players that seemed consistently ready to break out but never have - Chris Iannetta and Travis Snider. Will these guys get the full year to play and establish their worth or will circumstances yet again derail them?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Big fan of Iannetta, who can provide significant offense and adequate defense. He had a nice season in 2008 but has been stuck behind better receivers for the past two years. With no such obstacle in place this year, the job is his. As for Snider, I'm just not sold, but it's possible that his injuries have held him back. With the move of Lind to first base, I do think the Jays want to give him a full shot, though. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-11-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the COL 2B surplus players would you try to poach if you were an opposing GM?
(Matt from Chicago)
I suppose there's a surplus, but is it a surplus of good players? None of the names particularly excites me. Does Chris Iannetta count as a surplus 2B? (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not sure there's an answer to this or if it's even a question, but as a fantasy owner what Colorado is doing to Chris Iannetta is actually making me root for him to be dealt to Florida for Uggla even though I'm a Rockies fan. Will there be an end to this suffering??
(Rob from Alaska)
The answer is I have Miguel Olivo and don't want Iannetta to play, even if I know it's wrong of me to want the better player to be sitting. I agree with you though, I wish they would deal him somewhere if they aren't going to use him. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Free Chris Iannetta!!!
(Brandon Wood from LA)
Oh stop it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Rockies are evidently closing in on a two-year deal for Yorvit Torrealba. Hasn't Chris Iannetta earned a shot yet?
(Ryan from Denver)
You would think he had after killing the ball in '08, but he was back on the bench in '09. If this contract happens, 22 GMs should be calling O'Dowd, immediately. Iannetta can play. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Yorvit Torrealba now a free agent, will the Rockies finally hand the full-time starting duties to Chris Iannetta? Or are they going to sign some lesser veteran catcher (such as Torrealba) to eat away half of Iannetta's potential playing time again?
(Frenk from Brooklyn)
If they don't make Iannetta their first-string catcher, then they're idiots. I can think of at least 25 teams who should trade for him if that's the case. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Let's assume for arguments sake that O'Down lets Marquis walk, trades Hawpe for a prospect and non tenders Atkins. That would free up nearly $20MM for 2010. Where would you spend that money? I guess 2B is an obvious upgrade spot, but beyond that, I'm not sure O'Dowd could spend that amount money effectively in free agency. Maybe they could allocate it to the draft and Venezuala?
(Dan from Denver)
It's never that simple. Betancourt's on the books for next season if they pick up his option, so that's a big chunk of change ($5+ million). Huston Street's arb-eligible, so is Jorge De La Rosa and Chris Iannetta and Ryan Spilborghs; all will get raises. Tulo's salary goes up a couple of million; so does Jeff Francis' and Manny Corpas'. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't go big-game hunting, beyond seeing what they might get out of a Hawpe deal, whether win-now help or a prospect with near-term value on the big-league team. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)In your analysis of the Phillies/Rockies series, you mentioned how the Phils Offense was not well suited to hit against the Rockies D. But how about the opposite match-up? The Rockies only played .500 ball against lefties this year and the Phils can throw three lefties at them (four games, maybe five depending on the schedule). Isn't this an advantage for Philly? Also, can you do anything about the annoying Outback commercial that keeps covering up the screen?
(jschmeagol from college park, md)
No, I can't, but I've complained about it myself. It's absurd.

I felt the two teams' rotations were fairly even, which may have been overrating Ubaldo Jimenez against this particular lineup. I also didn't think Jim Tracy would play Brad Hawpe over Ryan Spilborghs. Not that that was the only factor, but man, can you leave Spilborghs and Chris Iannetta on your bench if you're serious about beating a lefty?

Anyway, with the Rockies having lost the Jimenez start and not having de la Rosa, their situation isn't that great. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Yankees try to make a trade for Chris Iannetta this offseason? As Jorge gets less playing time at C it would be nice to have a better backup option than Jose Molina (who is a free agent anyway) or Cervelli. And the Rockies apparently don't think much of Iannetta since they have benched him for Yorvit.
(Heathcliff from Waterbury, CT)
I'd love to see that happen, but I'm skeptical Colorado is stupid enough to let him get away. Or that Brian Cashman is smart enough to realize he needs a usable backup catcher; that's been a career-long Achilles heel for him as the Yankees' GM. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Following up on jsmoore (dallas), in your opinion, who should the Red Sox target to catch next season?
(mattymatty from Philly)
Well, they'll no doubt talk to the Rangers. As a one-year patch, I could love with Bengie Molina, although I suspect the Giants will overprice him in trade. Ramon Castro might be part of a solution. Too late to get Chris Iannetta, I guess. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance I get set free this spring?
(Matt Murton from Chicago)
Maybe if you're on Chris Iannetta's trireme? Sadly, I think you're starting to run into the same problems Jason Dubois did--you can hit, but not a lot of teams build platoons, and righty-hitting corner men without massive power or something else going for them tend to lose out. (Christina Kahrl)


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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
2008 7280 -126 -24.2 -23.3 4103 -3.0 -0.8 -1.4 -25.1 -24.8
2009 6510 -51 -10.6 -11.4 3641 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -10.7 -11.5
2010 3972 -28 -2.7 -4.8 2298 -2.5 -0.7 -2.1 -3.4 -6.9
2011 8205 -163 -17.6 -15.0 4459 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -17.6 -15.1
2012 5391 -123 -14.1 -18.3 2719 -0.9 -0.2 -0.6 -14.3 -18.9
2013 8234 -147 -17.6 -15.0 4798 1.7 0.5 0.7 -17.1 -14.3
2014 7028 -54 -7.4 -7.4 3885 -6.1 -1.7 -3.1 -9.1 -10.4
total 46620 -690 -93.2 -14.0 25903 -11.1 -3.1 -0.8 -96.3 -14.8

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