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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 1 22 19 3 .222 0.0
Birth Date2-12-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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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
2010 PIT 23 22 36 33 0 8 1 0 0 9 3 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 .242 .306 .273 .216 -1.0 -1.0 -0.2
Career223633081009310000201.242.306.273.216-1.0-1.0-0.2

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 RSX Rk 37 142 .224 .252 .338 .367 .275 .312 99 -5.9 4.5 1.8 2.1 -1.2 1.9 0.4 1.9 0.4
2007 GRN A 99 447 .251 .261 .334 .394 .259 .357 114 -4.3 13.3 6.1 4.1 -1.6 13.4 1.8 13.4 1.8
2008 LNC A+ 71 282 .253 .275 .343 .417 .275 .367 106 -2.1 8.4 3.9 -4.7 -0.5 10.6 0.6 10.6 0.6
2008 PME AA 39 153 .261 .268 .343 .403 .261 .352 102 0.1 4.6 2.1 1.0 0.9 7.9 0.9 7.9 0.9
2009 PME AA 76 307 .251 .261 .339 .385 .271 .314 94 -3 8.7 4 0.9 -1.5 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2009 IND AAA 43 158 .202 .264 .327 .398 .245 .276 105 -10 4.6 2.1 3.1 0.3 -2.2 0.1 -2.2 0.1
2010 PIT MLB 22 36 .216 .240 .306 .377 .255 .348 90 -1.6 1.0 0.4 -1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2010 IND AAA 80 304 .209 .263 .332 .413 .254 .306 105 -17.4 9.2 4 -3.3 0.6 -2.9 -0.6 -2.9 -0.6
2011 TOL AAA 98 390 .246 .263 .327 .399 .253 .337 92 -6.4 12.1 3 4.7 0.7 13.8 1.8 13.8 1.8
2012 TOL AAA 111 388 .205 .254 .320 .384 .246 .304 98 -24.2 11.5 4.6 -3.4 -0.2 -9.2 -1.2 -9.2 -1.2
2012 MAG Wnt 17 39 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOL AAA 127 518 .234 .251 .321 .377 .249 .331 96 -14.6 14.9 5.9 3.6 0.5 8.1 1.2 8.1 1.2
2014 MOB AA 19 70 .253 .249 .308 .369 .256 .365 95 -0.5 1.9 0.9 -0.7 0.6 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2014 LOU AAA 53 182 .234 .262 .330 .400 .255 .293 105 -5.4 5.5 2.3 1.0 -1.1 -1.4 -0.0 -1.4 -0.0
2014 RNO AAA 39 150 .245 .291 .353 .454 .275 .355 109 -2.6 4.4 1.4 1.6 -0.7 3.7 0.5 3.7 0.5

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 RSX Rk 142 16 35 2 1 0 11 6 23 3 1 .263 .296 .293 .030 .224 1.9 2.1 0.4
2007 GRN A 447 62 113 25 5 2 40 36 92 5 9 .279 .344 .380 .101 .251 13.4 4.1 1.8
2008 LNC A+ 282 31 72 9 6 0 29 20 60 3 2 .281 .336 .363 .082 .253 10.6 -4.7 0.6
2008 PME AA 153 20 40 8 2 2 23 10 30 0 1 .288 .338 .417 .129 .261 7.9 1.0 0.9
2009 IND AAA 158 14 34 1 0 0 8 8 27 1 1 .233 .266 .240 .007 .202 -2.2 3.1 0.1
2009 PME AA 307 21 70 14 1 0 24 21 60 7 4 .253 .304 .310 .058 .251 9.0 0.9 1.0
2010 PIT MLB 36 0 8 1 0 0 2 3 10 0 1 .242 .306 .273 .030 .216 -1.0 -1.0 -0.2
2010 IND AAA 304 28 68 8 1 0 22 19 61 5 1 .248 .293 .285 .036 .209 -2.9 -3.3 -0.6
2011 TOL AAA 390 45 95 17 2 0 25 41 61 3 5 .279 .356 .341 .062 .246 13.8 4.7 1.8
2012 TOL AAA 388 33 90 12 0 0 32 27 64 12 7 .253 .302 .287 .034 .205 -9.2 -3.4 -1.2
2012 MAG Wnt 39 3 4 0 0 0 2 5 8 0 1 .129 .243 .129 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOL AAA 518 52 120 30 3 2 48 40 113 4 4 .255 .314 .344 .089 .234 8.1 3.6 1.2
2014 LOU AAA 182 21 40 8 0 1 18 10 30 2 2 .245 .291 .313 .067 .234 -1.4 1.0 -0.0
2014 RNO AAA 150 11 38 9 1 0 12 11 28 0 1 .281 .340 .363 .081 .245 3.7 1.6 0.5
2014 MOB AA 70 11 19 3 0 0 2 5 13 1 0 .292 .343 .338 .046 .253 2.6 -0.7 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
2010 132 0.5682 0.4015 0.6981 0.5600 0.1930 0.8095 0.2727 0.3019
Career1320.56820.40150.69810.560.1930.80950.27270.3019

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-05-06 2007-05-26 Minors 20 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 68 d2011

Details
  • optioned to Triple-A 4/22/10 recalled 4/21/10 re-signed 3/2/10, 1 year (10)
  • acquired in trade from Boston 7/22/09
  • re-signed 3/10/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09)
  • contract purchased 11/20/07

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 510 52 130 24 1 5 45 39 103 7 5 .282 .335 .373 .259 15.6 SS -1, 3B 2 1.7
80o 490 48 118 21 1 5 42 35 102 6 4 .267 .318 .352 .246 8.7 SS -1, 3B 2 1.0
70o 475 45 110 20 1 4 39 33 100 6 4 .255 .305 .337 .236 4.1 SS -1, 3B 2 0.5
60o 462 42 104 19 1 4 37 31 99 6 4 .246 .295 .325 .228 0.4 SS -1, 3B 2 0.1
50o 450 40 98 18 1 4 35 29 98 5 4 .237 .285 .313 .220 -2.9 SS -1, 3B 2 -0.3
40o 438 38 93 17 1 4 33 27 97 5 3 .228 .275 .301 .213 -6.0 SS -1, 3B 2 -0.6
30o 425 35 86 16 1 3 31 25 95 5 3 .219 .264 .289 .205 -9.1 SS -1, 3B 2 -1.0
20o 410 33 79 14 1 3 29 23 94 4 3 .208 .252 .274 .195 -12.6 SS -1, 3B 2 -1.4
10o 390 29 71 13 1 3 26 21 91 4 3 .193 .235 .254 .182 -16.9 SS -1, 3B 2 -1.8
Weighted Mean45541100181436309954.241.289.318.224-1.4SS -1, 3B 2-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
10% 11% 3% 13% 19%

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
20152825023509121917573.218.274.292.211-1.4-12.6-0.62.514.9-29.40.1
20162925023519122015552.224.274.300.212-1.3-11.8-0.72.414.9-28.50.1
201730326306712132521743.222.274.294.212-1.2-11.4-0.93.114.9-28.50.1
20183162959128231650401405.223.274.302.213-1.0-9.0-1.95.714.9-27.80.2
20193263158125211548411434.219.272.287.208-1.3-12.4-1.95.614.9-31.00.2
20203362757122201546431483.215.271.279.205-1.5-14.1-1.95.414.9-32.50.2
20213460454118201544381412.212.263.277.201-1.8-16.7-1.85.014.9-34.80.2
20223561855119191444411401.212.266.273.202-1.8-16.6-1.84.914.9-34.70.2
20233663755121201343391500.206.256.262.194-2.3-21.4-1.84.914.9-39.50.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Tommy Watkins 2007 .313
2 94 Marcos Cabral 2011 .000 DNP
3 94 Sean Kazmar 2012 .000 DNP
4 94 Jose Lozada 2013 .000 DNP
5 94 Edwin Maysonet 2009 .261
6 93 Michael Myers 2007 .000 DNP
7 92 Juan Ciriaco 2011 .000 DNP
8 91 Pedro Lopez 2011 .000 DNP
9 91 Tommy Manzella 2010 .198
10 91 Blake Davis 2011 .260
11 91 Yung-Chi Chen 2011 .000 DNP
12 91 Ryan Klosterman 2009 .000 DNP
13 90 Renny Osuna 2012 .000 DNP
14 90 Christian Lara 2012 .000 DNP
15 90 Guillermo Reyes 2009 .000 DNP
16 89 Seth Bynum 2008 .000 DNP
17 89 Michael Garciaparra 2010 .000 DNP
18 89 Fernando Cortez 2009 .000 DNP
19 89 Erick Monzon 2009 .000 DNP
20 89 Casey Benjamin 2008 .000 DNP
21 88 Hainley Statia 2013 .000 DNP
22 88 Brian Bocock 2012 .000 DNP
23 87 Eider Torres 2010 .000 DNP
24 86 Don Kelly 2007 .165
25 86 Javier Guzman 2009 .000 DNP
26 86 Jake Wald 2008 .000 DNP
27 86 Hernan Iribarren 2011 .000 DNP
28 86 Leury Bonilla 2012 .000 DNP
29 86 Chris McConnell 2013 .000 DNP
30 86 Jonathan Malo 2011 .000 DNP
31 85 Angel Sanchez 2011 .217
32 85 Mike Rouse 2007 .157
33 85 Osvaldo Fernando 2008 .000 DNP
34 85 Brett Dowdy 2009 .000 DNP
35 85 Chris Gutierrez 2011 .000 DNP
36 84 Felix Molina 2010 .000 DNP
37 84 Kris Negron 2013 .000 DNP
38 84 Kurt Mertins 2013 .000 DNP
39 84 Joe Becker 2013 .000 DNP
40 84 Casey Rowlett 2010 .000 DNP
41 84 Bradley Boyer 2011 .000 DNP
42 84 Taber Lee 2008 .000 DNP
43 84 Michael Affronti 2011 .000 DNP
44 84 Shane Justis 2010 .000 DNP
45 84 Lance Zawadzki 2012 .000 DNP
46 83 Jeff Bannon 2007 .000 DNP
47 83 Marc Maddox 2011 .000 DNP
48 83 Ivan Ochoa 2010 .000 DNP
49 83 Niuman Romero 2012 .000 DNP
50 83 Gil Velazquez 2007 .000 DNP
51 83 Will Rhymes 2010 .265
52 83 Jonathan Hee 2013 .000 DNP
53 83 Drew M Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
54 83 Luis Maza 2007 .000 DNP
55 83 Luis Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
56 83 Peeter Ramos 2009 .000 DNP
57 83 Mike Aviles 2008 .280
58 83 James Cesario 2013 .000 DNP
59 83 Mitch Hilligoss 2012 .000 DNP
60 83 Robert Andino 2011 .242
61 83 Chin-lung Hu 2011 .121
62 83 Luis Cruz 2011 .000 DNP
63 83 Ozzie Chavez 2011 .000 DNP
64 83 Melvin Dorta 2009 .000 DNP
65 83 Taylor Harbin 2013 .000 DNP
66 83 Greg Sexton 2012 .000 DNP
67 82 J.J. Furmaniak 2007 .236
68 82 Troy Hanzawa 2013 .000 DNP
69 82 C.J. Retherford 2013 .000 DNP
70 82 Adam Fox 2009 .000 DNP
71 82 Anthony Seratelli 2010 .000 DNP
72 82 Brandon Pinckney 2009 .000 DNP
73 82 Drew Meyer 2009 .000 DNP
74 82 Ray Olmedo 2008 .000 DNP
75 82 Chris Valaika 2013 .220
76 82 Peter Shier 2008 .000 DNP
77 82 Guilder Rodriguez 2011 .000 DNP
78 82 Ofilio Castro 2011 .000 DNP
79 82 Wade Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
80 81 Carlo Cota 2008 .000 DNP
81 81 Robbie Hudson 2011 .000 DNP
82 81 Eric Farris 2013 .000 DNP
83 81 Tyrell Godwin 2007 .000 DNP
84 81 Oswaldo Navarro 2012 .000 DNP
85 81 Michael Fisher 2012 .000 DNP
86 81 Ryan Curry 2012 .000 DNP
87 81 Anthony Hatch 2011 .000 DNP
88 81 Michael Martinez 2010 .000 DNP
89 81 Chris De La Cruz 2009 .000 DNP
90 81 Ed Lucas 2009 .000 DNP
91 81 Julio Cordido 2008 .000 DNP
92 81 Anderson Machado 2008 .000 DNP
93 81 Kenny Perez 2009 .000 DNP
94 81 Greg Thissen 2008 .000 DNP
95 81 Buck Britton 2013 .000 DNP
96 81 Adam Heether 2009 .000 DNP
97 81 Davis Stoneburner 2012 .000 DNP
98 80 Wilberto Ortiz 2012 .000 DNP
99 80 Josh Horton 2013 .000 DNP
100 80 Travis Brown 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Diaz would have a chance to be a star if baseball were a two-platoon sport like football. His range and instincts make him an outstanding defensive shortstop. Alas, Diaz also has to bat in games, and that is where he runs into problems, since he suffers from the lethal combination of no power and no plate discipline. With Pedro Ciriaco around, the Pirates didn't need two players of this model and non-tendered Diaz, who subsequently signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers. It's hard to imagine him having any long-term value unless he becomes at least a passable hitter.
2010 The Pirates acquired Diaz from the Red Sox last July 23 in a trade for Adam LaRoche, and decided to immediately challenge their shortstop prospect by jumping him from Double- to Triple-A. He didn't exactly rise to it, posting a negligible 512 OPS in 158 PAs. Diaz is an above-average defensive shortstop, and the Pirates, enamored with his glove, will send him back to Indianapolis in hope that his bat will come around. However, nothing in his past suggests Diaz will hit enough to be a major-league regular, perhaps not even a bench player.
2009 Aggressive at the plate and afield, free-swinging Argenis Diaz is a bare step ahead of the other shortstop prospects in the organization, and with the Fermin suite of skills, he's not a big-time upside guy.
2008 Venezuelan Argenis Diaz was unimpressive in his first full season in the U.S., hitting poorly as a 20-year-old at Greenville.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down the Three-Team TradeBen Lindbergh2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The UnderachieversBen Lindbergh2011-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Should the Pirates Walk the Plank?R.J. Anderson2011-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Non-Tender MerciesChristina Kahrl2010-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Expanding and ContractingChristina Kahrl2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Venezuelan Winter League PreviewKevin Goldstein2009-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Drama MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rust Belt Teams Rusted Out?John Perrotto2009-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The LaRoche DealChristina Kahrl2009-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Faltering Breeze in TexasChristina Kahrl2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Eastern PromisesChristina Kahrl2009-03-24


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