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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-26-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
-1.02012
2013
-0.32014
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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
2007 WAS 22 79 197 180 21 44 9 0 4 65 14 48 3 0 0 25 0 1 .244 .310 .361 .228 4.0 1.3 0.5
2008 WAS 23 90 324 301 23 77 18 1 8 121 15 78 4 4 0 59 0 1 .256 .296 .402 .246 3.5 -1.7 0.2
2009 WAS 24 29 106 93 13 28 3 2 4 47 11 26 0 1 1 15 0 0 .301 .371 .505 .305 9.6 -0.4 0.9
2011 WAS 26 30 91 86 5 18 6 0 1 27 5 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 .209 .253 .314 .205 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2012 WAS 27 83 296 277 22 59 12 1 6 91 13 59 1 3 2 26 1 2 .213 .248 .329 .201 -9.0 -0.7 -1.0
Career311101493784226484233515823888312714.241.289.375.2325.4-2.10.2

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
2004 BRO A- 3 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAG A 82 337 .201 .257 .334 .388 .257 .278 98 -20.3 9.4 3.9 -1.0 -0.0 -6.9 -0.8 -6.9 -0.8
2006 SLU A+ 120 480 .280 .254 .326 .374 .260 .329 103 7.8 10.4 4.4 3.1 -1.8 25.8 2.9 25.8 2.9
2007 WAS MLB 79 197 .228 .265 .333 .426 .260 .312 96 -7.1 5.8 3.1 1.3 0.0 4.0 0.5 4.0 0.5
2008 WAS MLB 90 324 .246 .265 .329 .415 .261 .315 96 -5 9.4 5.5 -1.7 -3.7 3.5 0.2 3.5 0.2
2008 COH AAA 17 69 .168 .266 .334 .412 .267 .211 94 -7 2.1 1.1 -0.2 0.6 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2009 WAS MLB 29 106 .305 .266 .338 .427 .270 .375 95 5.1 3.0 1.7 -0.4 -0.9 9.6 0.9 9.6 0.9
2009 HAR AA 3 11 .288 .281 .346 .419 .280 .400 96 0.3 0.3 0 -0.0 -0.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 WAS MLB 30 91 .205 .248 .318 .384 .258 .293 98 -5 2.5 1.4 -0.5 -1.5 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2011 SYR AAA 56 218 .209 .264 .334 .408 .259 .288 96 -13 6.8 2.8 -0.1 -1.7 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2012 WAS MLB 83 296 .201 .256 .317 .403 .259 .247 103 -17.2 8.1 4.9 -0.7 -1.9 -9.0 -1.0 -9.0 -1.0
2012 MAG Wnt 28 91 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 22 80 .169 .275 .340 .424 .271 .218 117 -7.5 2.2 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2013 DUR AAA 52 189 .165 .252 .323 .378 .251 .219 109 -19.5 5.4 2.4 -0.2 -1.6 -13.6 -1.4 -13.6 -1.4
2014 OMA AAA 40 150 .266 .267 .335 .418 .270 .290 93 1 4.5 2.7 -0.2 -0.2 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8

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 BRO A- 6 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .833 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HAG A 337 34 69 18 0 7 42 12 90 2 2 .216 .251 .339 .122 .201 -6.9 -1.0 -0.8
2006 SLU A+ 480 66 114 32 0 21 70 28 127 2 0 .266 .335 .487 .221 .280 25.8 3.1 2.9
2007 WAS MLB 197 21 44 9 0 4 25 14 48 0 1 .244 .310 .361 .117 .228 4.0 1.3 0.5
2008 COH AAA 69 8 9 3 0 1 7 8 20 0 0 .153 .275 .254 .102 .168 -3.6 -0.2 -0.4
2008 WAS MLB 324 23 77 18 1 8 59 15 78 0 1 .256 .296 .402 .146 .246 3.5 -1.7 0.2
2009 HAR AA 11 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .000 .288 0.8 -0.0 0.1
2009 WAS MLB 106 13 28 3 2 4 15 11 26 0 0 .301 .371 .505 .204 .305 9.6 -0.4 0.9
2011 SYR AAA 218 17 49 15 0 5 30 5 54 0 0 .234 .252 .378 .144 .209 -2.8 -0.1 -0.3
2011 WAS MLB 91 5 18 6 0 1 2 5 27 0 0 .209 .253 .314 .105 .205 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2012 WAS MLB 296 22 59 12 1 6 26 13 59 1 2 .213 .248 .329 .116 .201 -9.0 -0.7 -1.0
2012 MAG Wnt 91 11 22 4 0 3 8 5 22 1 1 .262 .319 .417 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 189 8 32 6 0 2 18 7 42 0 0 .178 .212 .244 .067 .165 -13.6 -0.2 -1.4
2013 ABQ AAA 80 5 12 5 0 0 7 4 18 0 0 .164 .218 .233 .068 .169 -3.4 0.2 -0.3
2014 OMA AAA 150 18 34 5 0 5 21 11 32 0 0 .248 .304 .394 .146 .266 7.9 -0.2 0.8

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 1165 0.5073 0.5313 0.7221 0.6599 0.3990 0.8513 0.5022 0.2779
2009 405 0.4840 0.5136 0.7837 0.6837 0.3541 0.8731 0.6216 0.2163
2011 331 0.5106 0.5952 0.6954 0.7160 0.4691 0.8347 0.4737 0.3046
2012 1114 0.4964 0.5553 0.7427 0.7143 0.3975 0.8304 0.5874 0.2557
Career30150.50050.54480.73510.68940.40010.84470.54660.2644

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-07-22 2012-07-24 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-07-20 2012-07-20 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-05-28 2012-06-02 DTD 5 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-11-15 2011-11-15 WIN 0 0 - Soreness - -
2010-04-03 2010-10-04 60-DL 184 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2010-02-15 2010-03-26 Camp 39 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2009-09-26 2009-09-26 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2009-09-26
2009-09-18 2009-10-05 60-DL 17 16 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2009-09-16
2009-05-10 2009-09-04 15-DL 117 105 Right Shoulder Stress Fracture Acromion -
2009-03-01 2009-03-28 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Sprain -
2008-09-03 2008-09-29 60-DL 26 22 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-17 2008-08-19 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Sprain From Collision -
2008-08-14 2008-08-15 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2008-06-05 2008-06-05 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2008-05-31 2008-06-01 DTD 1 1 Head Dizziness From Foul Tip -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $
2013 LAN $
2012 WAS $815,000
2011 WAS $750,000
2010 WAS $750,000
2009 WAS $415,500
2008 WAS $400,000
2007 WAS $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$3,510,500
6 yrTotal$3,510,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 79 dPraver/Shapiro1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/16/13 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 5/23/13. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 6/4/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2012). Re-signed by Washington 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Washington 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Re-signed by Washington 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Re-signed by Washington 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 70 games, $15,000 for 80 g, $25,000 for 90 g.
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2009). Re-signed 2/14/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed 1/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Selected by Washington from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/06. Signed by Washington 1/07.
  • Signed by NY Mets 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your choice for a cheap catcher . Jesus Flores,Adam Moore or Tyler Flowers ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Tyler Flowers seems like the only one with legitimate upside out of those guys. And please don't tell me Adam Moore is still going to see playing time. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris looks great, plenty of people think Ramos is pretty good, and Jesus Flores is ambulatory in Venezuela. Should the Nats be trading one of the catching prospects? Who would matchup well to exchange for a starting pitcher?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Remember when the Rangers had eight million catchers? Now they have none. Don't trade anyone, as you can never have enough catching. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who the heck do the Nats use in place of Ivan Rodriguez for the next couple of weeks? Wil Nieves as the statrer is bad enough, but there is nobody else available.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
As you know, Chris Coste is out for the year, and they've pressed Jamie Burke up to Syracuse to get him back in gear ASAP. And last I heard, Jesus Flores hasn't even tried to catch yet in his slow rehab. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a mercy-minded swap get made if Burke can't be ready in time, but it reflects an interesting industry-wide issue: the lack of readily available free talent behind the plate. It seems worse this year than it has been in recent memory, but the extent to which that's true deserves further exploration. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hopefully Wieters isn't really switch-hitting Jesus Flores!
(dianagramr from NYC)
Har har (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Better catcher in five years: Kurt Suzuki or Jesus Flores?
(Drew W from NoVa)
Oooh, I like this question, in no small part because I really like both of them, but where I see Suzuki as a guy who will always be one of the best second-rank catchers in the game (as in, a step behind the stars), Flores is someone I see with a chance to push his way into the first, even in a NL already gifted with McCann, Martin, and Soto. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)From the sounds of it, the Nats prospects aren't likely to be the high-upside players fans may have hoped, instead a collection of average players. What direction would you take this franchise in the next few years? Make a splash signing Texiera and build a team around him? Try and get CC? Or just hope that nobody minds 90-loss teams indefinitely?
(SC from Philadelphia)
Yeah, their draft approach has been a bit more risk-averse than their organization might have needed since coming down from Montreal. I don't think a big FA signing will be enough to make them good. You have to let Bowden keep working, keep winning trades, try and find more Jesus Flores-caliber players in the various markets. It's a three-year process, I think. (Joe Sheehan)


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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 6242 -3 -2.2 -2.5 3484 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 -2.4 -2.8
2009 1961 -11 -2.0 -7.3 1124 0.6 0.2 1.1 -1.9 -6.2
2011 1739 17 2.9 11.7 847 0.6 0.2 1.5 3.1 13.2
2012 5992 56 7.3 8.5 3387 4.0 1.1 2.3 8.4 10.9
total 15934 58 5.8 2.5 8842 4.4 1.2 1.0 7.0 3.5

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