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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .226 5 24 25 0 .243 0.5
Birth Date12-27-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 9 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.12011
-0.02012
-0.02013
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
2009 CLE 26 45 130 111 12 16 2 0 3 27 17 36 0 1 1 7 1 1 .144 .256 .243 .182 -10.0 -0.1 -1.0
2010 CLE 27 28 67 58 6 11 5 0 1 19 8 22 0 0 1 8 0 0 .190 .288 .328 .216 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2011 SEA 28 24 70 59 6 12 1 0 1 16 10 13 0 1 0 6 0 1 .203 .314 .271 .234 1.5 -0.6 0.1
2012 TBA 29 42 109 100 10 26 4 0 1 33 8 24 0 0 1 9 0 0 .260 .315 .330 .226 -0.4 0.2 -0.0
2013 TBA 30 4 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .334 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2014 CLE 31 8 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .067 -1.9 -0.2 -0.2
2014 TEX 31 33 118 107 13 28 10 0 0 38 11 26 0 0 0 11 0 1 .262 .331 .355 .247 2.3 -0.3 0.2
Career18450844747942306135561250234113.210.297.302.217-9.7-0.9-1.1

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 MHV A- 71 316 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 112 463 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LKC A 91 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 KIN A+ 83 332 .325 .262 .347 .395 .260 .286 101 25.2 10.4 1.2 -0.6 -5.1 33.6 3.2 33.6 3.2
2007 AKR AA 30 123 .244 .265 .338 .412 .261 .250 104 -2.1 3.6 0.6 0.8 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2008 AKR AA 55 233 .361 .268 .343 .410 .260 .388 103 26 6.9 3.4 1.1 1.1 36.9 3.8 36.9 3.8
2008 BUF AAA 54 229 .258 .256 .326 .394 .260 .370 90 -0.5 7.0 3.9 1.0 0.0 9.1 1.0 9.1 1.0
2009 CLE MLB 45 130 .182 .260 .331 .420 .257 .178 101 -10.7 3.7 -1 -0.1 -0.3 -10.0 -1.0 -10.0 -1.0
2009 COH AAA 39 157 .241 .252 .321 .378 .241 .283 115 -3.1 4.5 1 -1.7 -1.5 0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2010 CLE MLB 28 67 .216 .262 .320 .409 .253 .286 107 -3 1.8 1.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 COH AAA 55 219 .264 .263 .336 .409 .256 .298 108 1.1 6.7 -0.4 -1.2 -1.4 5.6 0.4 5.6 0.4
2011 SEA MLB 24 70 .234 .265 .326 .414 .264 .239 94 -1.8 1.9 0.8 -0.6 0.3 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2011 TAC AAA 13 56 .233 .284 .354 .438 .257 .343 117 -1.8 1.7 0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 TBA MLB 42 109 .226 .252 .318 .419 .263 .333 99 -3.6 3.0 1.8 0.2 -1.4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 DUR AAA 71 301 .286 .264 .331 .396 .255 .359 105 8.8 8.9 2.5 0.5 0.6 21.2 2.1 21.2 2.1
2013 TBA MLB 4 4 .334 .290 .352 .428 .285 .500 91 0.3 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.8 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2013 DUR AAA 95 375 .237 .258 .329 .390 .257 .270 109 -9.3 10.8 1.6 2.3 -1.6 -1.8 0.1 -1.8 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 8 10 .067 .275 .314 .415 .267 .000 101 -1.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2014 TEX MLB 33 118 .247 .256 .309 .391 .260 .346 102 -1.4 3.0 1.4 -0.3 0.0 2.0 0.2 2.3 0.2
2014 ROU AAA 39 156 .291 .268 .331 .414 .264 .317 99 5.6 4.7 0 -0.4 0.0 11.4 1.1 11.4 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 MHV A- 316 40 78 23 3 10 38 30 62 2 2 .300 .419 .527 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 463 54 90 24 1 13 66 48 90 4 3 .234 .355 .404 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LKC A 394 55 84 25 1 11 40 33 72 6 8 .255 .368 .438 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AKR AA 123 20 25 6 0 6 12 9 31 1 0 .221 .285 .434 .212 .244 0.3 0.8 0.1
2007 KIN A+ 332 56 76 14 1 20 54 50 55 3 2 .283 .407 .565 .283 .325 33.6 -0.6 3.2
2008 BUF AAA 229 23 53 9 1 3 19 23 60 2 1 .272 .356 .374 .103 .258 9.1 1.0 1.0
2008 AKR AA 233 46 60 15 1 6 26 52 33 0 1 .339 .489 .537 .198 .361 36.9 1.1 3.8
2009 CLE MLB 130 12 16 2 0 3 7 17 36 1 1 .144 .256 .243 .099 .182 -10.0 -0.1 -1.0
2009 COH AAA 157 20 32 8 0 6 15 15 40 0 0 .235 .321 .426 .191 .241 0.3 -1.7 -0.1
2010 COH AAA 219 32 54 10 0 9 32 20 38 1 1 .276 .339 .464 .189 .264 5.6 -1.2 0.4
2010 CLE MLB 67 6 11 5 0 1 8 8 22 0 0 .190 .288 .328 .138 .216 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2011 SEA MLB 70 6 12 1 0 1 6 10 13 0 1 .203 .314 .271 .068 .234 1.5 -0.6 0.1
2011 TAC AAA 56 8 13 1 0 1 4 7 13 0 1 .265 .357 .347 .082 .233 0.2 0.0 0.0
2012 TBA MLB 109 10 26 4 0 1 9 8 24 0 0 .260 .315 .330 .070 .226 -0.4 0.2 -0.0
2012 DUR AAA 301 39 81 15 0 10 49 33 57 0 3 .310 .389 .483 .172 .286 21.2 0.5 2.1
2013 DUR AAA 375 43 69 16 0 3 22 57 63 1 1 .224 .350 .305 .081 .237 -1.8 2.3 0.1
2013 TBA MLB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .333 .334 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 156 18 38 4 2 6 22 19 30 0 1 .284 .365 .478 .194 .291 11.4 -0.4 1.1
2014 CLE MLB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 .067 -1.9 -0.2 -0.2
2014 TEX MLB 118 13 28 10 0 0 11 11 26 0 1 .262 .331 .355 .093 .247 2.3 -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
2009 549 0.5191 0.4281 0.7149 0.5825 0.2614 0.7952 0.5217 0.2851
2010 271 0.5535 0.4908 0.6992 0.6333 0.3140 0.7789 0.5000 0.3008
2011 283 0.5371 0.4523 0.8203 0.6645 0.2061 0.8812 0.5926 0.1797
2012 432 0.4954 0.4120 0.6966 0.5841 0.2431 0.7760 0.5094 0.2921
2013 18 0.5000 0.3333 0.6667 0.4444 0.2222 1.0000 0.0000 0.3333
2014 521 0.4779 0.4305 0.8027 0.5462 0.3199 0.8603 0.7126 0.1928
Career20740.51060.4360.74510.59030.27130.81890.56940.2515

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-28 2013-06-16 Minors 19 0 Left Hand Sprain -
2012-04-08 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-29 2011-09-01 60-DL 64 55 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-05-06 2006-06-08 Minors 33 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $510,000
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$0
2011Current$510,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$510,000
3 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 146 d1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Signed by Oakland 3/14. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Oakland 3/28/14. DFA by Texas 4/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/14 (refused assignment). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 4/9/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/20/14. DFA by Texas 8/7/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/14. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Texas 8/23/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Tampa Bay 12/20/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/11. DFA by Seattle 2/6/12. Elected free agency 2/14/12. Signed by Tampa Bay 2/16/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/15/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 4/8/11. Non-tendered by Seattle 12/12/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 2/24/10. Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/10/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 10/29/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09.
  • Drafted 2004 (19-557) (University of Nevada).

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 57 115 22 1 11 53 64 107 1 1 .261 .354 .388 .281 21.8 C 0, RF 0 2.3
80o 491 52 105 20 1 10 49 58 105 1 1 .247 .337 .367 .267 14.5 C 0, RF 0 1.5
70o 476 49 97 19 0 9 46 54 104 1 1 .236 .325 .351 .257 9.5 C 0, RF 0 1.0
60o 462 46 92 18 0 9 43 51 103 1 1 .227 .314 .338 .249 5.5 C 0, RF 0 0.6
50o 450 43 86 17 0 8 41 48 101 1 1 .219 .304 .326 .241 1.9 C 0, RF 0 0.2
40o 438 41 81 16 0 8 39 45 100 1 1 .211 .294 .314 .233 -1.4 C 0, RF 0 -0.2
30o 424 38 76 15 0 7 37 42 99 1 1 .203 .283 .301 .224 -4.8 C 0, RF 0 -0.6
20o 409 35 70 14 0 7 34 39 97 1 1 .193 .271 .286 .215 -8.5 C 0, RF 0 -1.0
10o 387 31 62 12 0 6 31 34 94 1 1 .179 .253 .266 .201 -13.2 C 0, RF 0 -1.5
Weighted Mean45644881708424910211.223.308.331.2443.5C 0, RF 00.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 16% 14% 30% 47%

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
20153225026429032029600.195.291.281.219-1.1-10.1-0.80.314.7-24.3-0.2
20163325025428031927580.192.284.273.213-1.5-13.7-0.80.214.9-28.1-0.2
20173463664111220951661490.198.283.285.215-1.5-13.3-1.90.414.9-26.8-0.4
20183563963107190748661560.193.280.268.210-1.9-16.8-1.90.214.9-30.1-0.4
20193660860101190746631490.189.276.265.206-2.1-18.9-1.90.014.9-32.0-0.4
2020375905797180743611470.186.273.260.203-2.3-20.9-1.9-0.114.9-33.8-0.4
20213863260102180745641570.183.268.253.199-2.6-23.6-2.0-0.314.9-36.2-0.4
20223963160103190745631600.183.267.253.199-2.7-24.0-2.0-0.514.9-36.5-0.4
20234061959102180846601530.185.266.260.200-2.6-23.5-2.0-0.714.9-35.8-0.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.90.2out of baseball0out of baseball0.21

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Corky Miller 2007 .248
2 85 Luke Carlin 2012 .259
3 85 Guillermo Rodriguez 2009 .113
4 85 Brandon Harper 2007 .000 DNP
5 84 Steve Holm 2011 .142
6 83 Dusty Brown 2013 .000 DNP
7 81 Landon Powell 2013 .000 DNP
8 81 Guillermo Quiroz 2013 .190
9 81 Robby Hammock 2008 .194
10 81 Mike Rivera 2008 .269
11 81 JD Closser 2011 .000 DNP
12 81 Mike Rose 2008 .000 DNP
13 79 Koyie Hill 2010 .214
14 78 Dee Brown 2009 .000 DNP
15 78 Mike Edwards 2008 .000 DNP
16 78 Jose Yepez 2012 .000 DNP
17 78 J.R. House 2011 .000 DNP
18 77 Chris Stewart 2013 .219
19 76 Max St. Pierre 2011 .000 DNP
20 76 Don Kelly 2011 .239
21 76 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 .250
22 76 Ron Calloway 2008 .000 DNP
23 76 Andy Gonzalez 2013 .000 DNP
24 75 Jeff Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
25 75 Jeremy Reed 2012 .000 DNP
26 75 Andy Green 2009 .270
27 75 Abraham Nunez 2008 .000 DNP
28 75 Jack Hannahan 2011 .261
29 75 Lou Montanez 2013 .000 DNP
30 75 Michel Abreu 2010 .000 DNP
31 75 Michel Hernandez 2010 .000 DNP
32 74 Hiram Bocachica 2007 .246
33 74 Eugenio Velez 2013 .000 DNP
34 74 Russ Adams 2012 .000 DNP
35 74 Adam Heether 2013 .000 DNP
36 74 Mark Johnson 2007 .000 DNP
37 74 Rico Washington 2009 .000 DNP
38 74 Jason Repko 2012 .073
39 74 A.J. Ellis 2012 .288
40 74 Val Majewski 2012 .000 DNP
41 74 Kevin Barker 2007 .000 DNP
42 74 Omir Santos 2012 .087
43 74 Royce Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
44 74 Chris Shelton 2011 .000 DNP
45 74 Joe Thurston 2011 .183
46 74 Brian Barden 2012 .000 DNP
47 74 John Suomi 2012 .000 DNP
48 74 Eli Whiteside 2011 .214
49 73 Paul McAnulty 2012 .000 DNP
50 73 Erik Kratz 2011 .300
51 73 Ryan Roberts 2012 .235
52 73 Javier Valentin 2007 .241
53 73 Michael Ryan 2009 .000 DNP
54 73 Matt Treanor 2007 .265
55 73 Jon Weber 2009 .000 DNP
56 73 Andy Phillips 2008 .240
57 73 Hector Luna 2011 .000 DNP
58 73 John Gall 2009 .000 DNP
59 73 George Lombard 2007 .000 DNP
60 73 Gustavo Molina 2013 .000 DNP
61 73 Barbaro Canizares 2011 .000 DNP
62 73 Cory Sullivan 2011 .000 DNP
63 73 Brian Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
64 73 Erick Almonte 2009 .000 DNP
65 73 J.J. Furmaniak 2011 .000 DNP
66 73 J.C. Boscan 2011 .253
67 72 Eric Munson 2009 .016
68 72 Brian Myrow 2008 .195
69 72 Johnny Estrada 2007 .233
70 72 Matt Kata 2009 .143
71 72 Noah Hall 2008 .000 DNP
72 72 Keith Ginter 2007 .000 DNP
73 72 Ryan Shealy 2011 .000 DNP
74 72 Barry Wesson 2008 .000 DNP
75 72 Ed Lucas 2013 .243
76 72 Todd Sears 2007 .000 DNP
77 72 Vinny Rottino 2011 .189
78 72 Mike McCoy 2012 .180
79 71 Omar Quintanilla 2013 .218
80 71 Andrew Beattie 2009 .000 DNP
81 71 Yamid Haad 2009 .000 DNP
82 71 Wil Nieves 2009 .224
83 71 Mitch Maier 2013 .000 DNP
84 71 Kevin Howard 2012 .000 DNP
85 71 Paul Phillips 2008 .005
86 71 Ben Davis 2008 .000 DNP
87 71 Mike Hollimon 2013 .000 DNP
88 71 Eric Bruntlett 2009 .183
89 71 Justin Christian 2011 .268
90 71 Chase Lambin 2011 .000 DNP
91 71 Jason Hill 2008 .000 DNP
92 71 Ross Gload 2007 .261
93 70 Nick Gorneault 2010 .000 DNP
94 70 Steve Torrealba 2009 .000 DNP
95 70 Ryan Budde 2011 .000 DNP
96 70 Ricardo Nanita 2012 .000 DNP
97 70 Eric Riggs 2008 .000 DNP
98 70 Richard Paz 2009 .000 DNP
99 70 Mark Teahen 2013 .000 DNP
100 70 Dewayne Wise 2009 .216

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .337 .416 .421 .310
11 vs R (Multi) .159 .235 .249 .168
18 Split (Multi) -.178 -.182 -.171 -.142
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 1.000 .000 .663
31 vs R (2013) .333 .333 .667 .270
38 Split (2013) .000 -.667 .000 -.393
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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 In February 2012, the Rays, chronically beset by catcheritis, signed Gimenez—who also plays corner infield and outfield—to a minor-league deal. They needed him in the majors almost immediately when Jose Lobaton hit the DL just after Easter. Gimenez performed at just about replacement level until Lobaton returned in late May. Back in Triple-A, Gimenez’s OPS flirted with 900 all summer while he waited for the fragile Lobaton to get hurt again, but Lobaton stayed healthy. In some other world, Gimenez forms a catcher-corner infielder/outfielder platoon with lefty-swinging Stephen Vogt, but unfortunately that world is the International League. Nonetheless, an affable, outgoing teammate with multiple skills is an essential 40-man commodity, and Gimenez is likely to log a few major-league at-bats again this year.
2012 Gimenez says he carries six different gloves in his equipment bag. Besides catcher, he can play first base, third base, and the outfield. That versatility got him called up to replace Adam Moore as the Mariners' backup in early April, but a variety of Gimenezes is more attractive in principle than in practice. His bat, after all, is flimsy even for a backup catcher. Besides his weekly start behind the plate, the Mariners let him play outfield just once and first base twice. Ultimately, he got loads of starts for Tacoma after a June demotion. His career .268/.376/.461 minor league line (generally in leagues for which he was a year too old) made him a better backup bet than the various Josh Bards available to teams like Seattle, but chances of a payout now that he's pushing 30 are extremely long.
2011 While he played 28 big-league games in 2010, Gimenez's opportunity was more an act of desperation than an endorsement of his abilities; once Carlos Santana's knee went kablooey, the club turned to anyone who knew how to wear a catcher's mask. While one envisions Gimenez as an Eli Marrero type, a player who could catch and play both the infield and outfield corners, he just isn't a good enough hitter to justify actually playing him at those positions. Removed from the 40-man after the season, he'll ply his trade elsewhere in 2011, since just as Ben Geisler in Barton Fink always needs Indians, baseball always needs catchers.
2010 If the Indians merit a designated Ringo Starr type, Gimenez might be that guy, the one who fell into a better gig than expected, and survived. A catcher who plays some first base and outfield because he's asked to, he hasn't mashed since being an older High-A player in 2007, but he's playable behind the plate. The acquisition of Marson and a year-ending 8-for-76 run after the All-Star break has muddled whatever limited future Gimenez had, but with the trade of Shoppach, he has a shot at a reserve job.
2009 Fasano's redundancy is partly due to the presence of Chris Gimenez, an Astros castoff who might make a useful bench bat.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you concoct an explanation of why it makes sense to use a combination of an injured Trevor Crowe, a talent-limited Chris Gimenez, and adorable-but-miniscule Jamey Carroll in corner outfield slots while Matt LaPorta (and others) wander around in the wilds of Columbus? My best shots involve YouTube threats and heavy metal ingestion.
(buffum from Austin TX)
If this were the NFL, I'd say "improving your draft position". LaPorta didn't say that Shapiro "dresses like a pimp" or anything like that, did he? Otherwise, I can't explain it. LaPorta's continued presence in AAA ranks with casting Michael Caine in "Blame It On Rio" on the misallocation of resources scale. (Ken Funck)


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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
2009 508 6 1.0 13.1 250 -0.1 -0.0 -0.5 0.9 12.6
2010 1554 11 1.3 6.0 934 -0.6 -0.1 -1.1 1.2 5.0
2011 1329 17 3.0 16.0 699 -0.2 -0.0 -0.3 3.0 15.7
2012 2362 4 1.5 4.4 1361 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.6 4.8
2013 10 0 0.0 8.5 4 -0.0 -0.0 -1.0 0.0 7.5
2014 1916 20 1.1 3.9 1062 -2.3 -0.6 -4.0 0.4 -0.2
total 7679 61 7.9 7.2 4310 -2.3 -0.6 -1.0 7.4 6.3

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