Biographical

Portrait of Joe Koshansky

Joe Koshansky PHRockies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
2 55 .180 .236 .440 .244 0
Birth Date5-26-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2007 COL 25 17 15 12 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 .083 .200 .167 .243 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2008 COL 26 18 40 38 5 8 3 0 3 20 1 17 1 0 0 8 0 0 .211 .250 .526 .245 -0.1 0.1 0.0
Career35555059403223221101000.180.236.440.2440.00.10.0

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 TRI A- 66 278 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ASH A 120 525 .303 .263 .341 .396 .267 .325 125 20.3 12.9 -8.3 -3.9 -0.4 25.8 2.1 25.8 2.1
2005 TUL AA 12 48 .282 .283 .359 .440 .270 .357 105 0.8 1.1 -0.7 0.6 0.4 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
2006 TUL AA 132 573 .286 .279 .356 .442 .275 .330 107 12.6 13.0 -8.3 14.5 2.5 18.2 3.5 18.2 3.5
2007 COL MLB 17 15 .243 .237 .321 .378 .242 .125 114 -0.3 0.4 0 -0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 CSP AAA 136 569 .275 .285 .349 .447 .266 .361 116 9.6 17.1 -10.9 1.5 -3.2 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2008 COL MLB 18 40 .245 .259 .326 .405 .256 .278 104 -0.6 1.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 CSP AAA 122 526 .284 .282 .352 .455 .263 .396 123 14.2 16.2 -10.3 -4.3 -2.5 16.8 1.2 16.8 1.2
2009 NAS AAA 135 531 .280 .275 .343 .417 .278 .283 87 11.7 15.4 -9.6 -5.2 1.3 18.5 1.3 18.5 1.3
2010 NAS AAA 131 502 .283 .275 .343 .428 .263 .345 100 12.8 15.1 -9.4 -0.4 -3.5 14.9 1.4 14.9 1.4
2011 RIC AA 34 144 .252 .261 .322 .387 .271 .275 82 -1.3 4.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.2 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2

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 TRI A- 278 41 56 18 0 12 43 31 84 1 0 .234 .330 .460 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ASH A 525 92 132 31 1 36 103 53 122 6 6 .291 .379 .603 .311 .303 25.8 -3.9 2.1
2005 TUL AA 48 5 12 3 0 2 12 2 15 0 0 .267 .298 .467 .200 .282 2.1 0.6 0.3
2006 TUL AA 573 84 142 28 0 31 109 64 134 3 2 .284 .371 .526 .242 .286 18.2 14.5 3.5
2007 CSP AAA 569 79 147 30 2 21 99 67 128 4 3 .295 .381 .490 .195 .275 13.2 1.5 1.4
2007 COL MLB 15 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .083 .200 .167 .083 .243 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2008 CSP AAA 526 90 137 36 4 31 121 60 158 1 0 .300 .385 .600 .300 .284 16.8 -4.3 1.2
2008 COL MLB 40 5 8 3 0 3 8 1 17 0 0 .211 .250 .526 .316 .245 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2009 NAS AAA 531 72 99 21 3 24 80 64 166 7 4 .218 .321 .435 .218 .280 18.5 -5.2 1.3
2010 NAS AAA 502 67 112 21 0 26 79 62 152 3 2 .264 .370 .496 .233 .283 14.9 -0.4 1.4
2011 RIC AA 144 11 25 8 0 3 12 17 43 2 0 .198 .299 .333 .135 .252 2.5 -0.3 0.2

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 169 0.4438 0.4734 0.7250 0.6267 0.3511 0.8085 0.6061 0.2750
Career1690.44380.47340.7250.62670.35110.80850.60610.275

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 75 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/09 optioned to Triple-A 4/3/09 claimed off waivers from TX 4/3/09 claimed off waivers from COL 3/29/09 optioned to Triple-A 3/23/09 re-signed 3/4/09, 1 year/$0.402M (09) ($85,968 min)
  • recalled 9/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/21/08 recalled 7/4/08 optioned sent to minor-league camp 3/23/08
  • contract purchased 9/1/07 $40K signing bonus UVa 04 6-170

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 The Pronk of Triple-A, Joe Koshansky's patience and impressive raw power might well provide dirt-cheap production to a team willing to overlook his terrifying strikeout rate.
2010 A huge drop in BABIP masked another typically slug-worthy season from ex-Rockie farmhand Joe Koshanksy, but rebranding from Todd Helton Insurance to Prince Fielder Insurance isnít getting him any closer to a big-league gig.
2009 We don't have the official word from our Warsaw office yet, but we're fairly sure that "Koshansky" translates as "Four-A hitter." He's averaged 37 home runs per 162 games in his minor league career, yet with all of Todd Helton's health issues last year, he started a grand total of just eight games in his place. That's not exactly a scenario that inspires much confidence in his future.
2008 The slugging Koshansky was productive, if uninspiring, in a full year at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He can't play anywhere but first base, so only a trade will get him more than occasional cups of coffee in the majors. With a job, he'd be Paul Sorrento.
2007 Coming into 2006, Koshansky needed to prove he was something more than a product of Asheville`s McCormick Field. Mission accomplished. He moved up to Double-A and retained his power and walk rate, albeit with the help of Texas League inflation. He`s a left-handed version of Ryan Shealy, with the difference being that he`s a better defender. Koshansky`s slow and can`t hit southpaws (he hit just .205/.297/.321 against them), but, with Helton dug in at first, the Rockies must hope Koshansky can fetch more in the inevitable trade than the Royals pitching castoffs that Ryan Shealy yielded.
2006 Koshansky was second in the minors in total home runs, which provides a lesson in park factors and how they`re applied. The right field wall in Asheville is closer to the plate than this book is to you right now. Okay, so it`s not quite that close, but it is just 300 feet from the plate, and Koshansky took advantage, batting .355/.432/.763 with 25 home runs in 228 at bats. He hit just .227/.311/.440 with 11 home runs in 225 at bats on the road, but the Rockies insist his dingers would have been home runs anywhere and that he has the best pure power in the system. Koshansky plays surprisingly good defense and is still largely under the radar, and if he handles Double-A well, he`ll start showing up on prospect lists.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Pleading the FourthChristina Kahrl2010-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Infield Issues Out WestChristina Kahrl2008-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on First Base ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - First BaseKevin Goldstein2007-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is going on with Joe Koshansky? Will Colorado ever find a use for him?
(Andrew from Washington, D.C.)
Organizational player as Helton insurance? Keeping people happy in Colorado Springs? He's better than Ryan Shealy, certainly, but it's important to recognize how much this year's campaign is about being a 26-year-old putting up big numbers in the big number-generating ballpark in Colorado Springs. (Christina Kahrl)


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