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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .230 0 0 0 0 .237 0.0
Birth Date8-16-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.02011
1.12012
-0.52013
0.52014
+proj
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
2011 MIL 24 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .008 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2012 MIL 25 78 256 233 22 62 9 0 8 95 17 56 2 0 4 30 1 1 .266 .321 .408 .251 9.5 0.9 1.1
2013 MIL 26 67 202 183 13 31 7 1 4 52 13 53 3 0 3 22 0 0 .169 .236 .284 .197 -5.5 1.1 -0.5
2014 MIL 27 52 126 111 14 26 5 0 4 43 11 32 3 0 1 16 0 0 .234 .320 .387 .258 4.0 0.7 0.5
Career2005855284911921116190411428086811.225.291.360.2337.82.81.1

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
2005 ORM Rk 9 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ANG Rk 21 76 .216 .278 .366 .398 .280 .259 100 -3.6 2.2 1.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2007 WVA A 66 242 .200 .266 .339 .411 .264 .250 109 -15.6 7.1 4.2 1.0 -2.0 -2.4 -0.1 -2.4 -0.1
2008 BRV A+ 34 110 .251 .261 .337 .389 .256 .316 98 -1.1 3.2 1.9 0.1 0.0 6.8 0.7 6.8 0.7
2008 HUN AA 31 106 .178 .261 .344 .389 .248 .224 108 -9.7 3.2 1.9 -0.2 -0.3 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2009 WIS A 7 22 .126 .261 .330 .379 .260 .167 100 -3.1 0.6 0.2 -0.1 0.5 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2009 BRV A+ 81 299 .215 .256 .326 .369 .255 .232 96 -14.4 8.7 5.3 -0.8 -3.0 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
2009 NAS AAA 7 20 .285 .276 .341 .394 .271 .375 94 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 BRV A+ 10 37 .135 .256 .320 .359 .257 .160 83 -4.7 1.0 0.6 -0.1 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2010 HUN AA 34 123 .238 .264 .345 .385 .267 .304 98 -2.8 3.4 2 -0.2 -0.7 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2010 NAS AAA 52 201 .251 .280 .353 .438 .266 .287 101 -2.1 6.1 3.7 1.7 -4.7 3.3 0.5 3.3 0.5
2011 MIL MLB 3 1 .008 .293 .350 .457 .292 .000 107 -0.2 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 HUN AA 64 241 .245 .256 .330 .387 .248 .344 111 -3.9 7.1 4.3 -0.2 -0.7 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2011 NAS AAA 39 160 .299 .283 .357 .434 .268 .330 101 7.3 5.0 3 -0.8 -1.7 14.1 1.3 14.1 1.3
2012 MIL MLB 78 256 .251 .253 .316 .403 .260 .320 109 -2.3 7.0 3.9 0.9 1.8 9.5 1.1 9.5 1.1
2012 NAS AAA 35 138 .220 .276 .337 .422 .265 .241 99 -6.3 4.1 2.5 0.1 0.2 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2012 MAY Wnt 28 118 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 67 202 .197 .249 .312 .397 .259 .214 106 -12.2 5.3 1.8 1.1 0.3 -5.5 -0.5 -5.5 -0.5
2013 PUR int 5 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 MIL MLB 52 126 .258 .256 .318 .403 .269 .293 100 -0.2 3.2 1.7 0.7 0.3 3.9 0.5 4.0 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
2005 ORM Rk 34 4 8 0 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .250 .294 .344 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ANG Rk 76 9 14 1 1 0 6 7 12 0 2 .222 .316 .270 .048 .216 -0.2 0.2 0.0
2007 WVA A 242 20 46 8 0 2 22 14 36 2 0 .221 .303 .288 .067 .200 -2.4 1.0 -0.1
2008 HUN AA 106 4 19 2 0 2 8 4 24 0 0 .194 .217 .276 .082 .178 -3.5 -0.2 -0.4
2008 BRV A+ 110 8 25 8 0 0 9 8 17 3 1 .266 .349 .351 .085 .251 6.8 0.1 0.7
2009 WIS A 22 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 0 .105 .190 .105 .000 .126 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2
2009 NAS AAA 20 1 6 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .056 .285 1.4 0.1 0.1
2009 BRV A+ 299 25 50 9 0 2 21 30 51 2 1 .199 .293 .259 .060 .215 3.6 -0.8 0.3
2010 HUN AA 123 9 26 6 0 2 12 9 24 0 2 .252 .347 .369 .117 .238 2.1 -0.2 0.2
2010 NAS AAA 201 19 44 9 0 7 26 14 45 0 1 .253 .305 .425 .172 .251 3.3 1.7 0.5
2010 BRV A+ 37 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 8 1 0 .121 .194 .121 .000 .135 -2.3 -0.1 -0.2
2011 NAS AAA 160 23 43 5 0 8 25 16 21 0 0 .321 .410 .537 .216 .299 14.1 -0.8 1.3
2011 HUN AA 241 24 55 13 0 3 34 19 56 2 1 .264 .349 .370 .106 .245 8.9 -0.2 0.9
2011 MIL MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .008 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2012 NAS AAA 138 10 24 6 0 4 13 9 37 0 2 .198 .270 .347 .149 .220 1.5 0.1 0.2
2012 MAY Wnt 118 12 27 5 0 2 18 14 23 0 2 .276 .373 .388 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 256 22 62 9 0 8 30 17 56 1 1 .266 .321 .408 .142 .251 9.5 0.9 1.1
2013 PUR int 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 202 13 31 7 1 4 22 13 53 0 0 .169 .236 .284 .115 .197 -5.5 1.1 -0.5
2014 MIL MLB 126 14 26 5 0 4 16 11 32 0 0 .234 .320 .387 .153 .258 4.0 0.7 0.5

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
2011 3 0.6667 0.6667 0.5000 0.5000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.5000
2012 966 0.5383 0.4876 0.7856 0.6250 0.3274 0.8892 0.5548 0.2123
2013 793 0.5006 0.4931 0.7698 0.6524 0.3333 0.8533 0.6061 0.2302
2014 485 0.5093 0.4309 0.7799 0.6113 0.2437 0.8874 0.5000 0.2153
Career22470.51890.47750.77840.63150.31230.87630.56030.2196

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-26 2010-07-16 Minors 20 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $502,000
2013 MIL $494,000
2012 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$494,000
2011Current$502,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$996,000
2 yrTotal$996,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 156 d1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/26/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/2/10. Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • Signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2004 (27-803) (Nunez HS, Naguabo, Puerto Rico).

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 315 38 78 13 1 10 40 25 70 1 1 .279 .344 .465 .280 16.2 C 1 1.9
80o 293 33 68 11 1 9 35 22 67 1 1 .263 .326 .437 .266 11.1 C 1 1.3
70o 277 30 62 10 1 8 32 20 64 1 1 .252 .313 .418 .256 7.8 C 1 0.9
60o 263 28 58 10 1 8 30 18 62 1 1 .243 .303 .401 .247 5.2 C 1 0.6
50o 250 26 52 9 0 7 28 17 60 1 1 .234 .293 .385 .239 3.0 C 1 0.4
40o 237 24 47 8 0 6 25 15 57 1 0 .225 .283 .370 .231 0.9 C 1 0.2
30o 223 21 43 7 0 6 23 14 55 1 0 .216 .272 .354 .222 -1.0 C 1 0.0
20o 207 19 38 6 0 5 21 12 52 1 0 .205 .259 .335 .212 -3.0 C 1 -0.3
10o 185 16 31 5 0 4 17 10 47 0 0 .191 .242 .309 .197 -5.2 C 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean256275591729176111.238.297.393.2434.0C 10.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 27% 12% 25% 74%

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
20152825026479062416630.205.271.320.217-0.0-0.70.61.33.6-6.20.7
201629296325611083116800.211.266.348.221-0.2-2.20.81.48.0-12.50.8
20173046050841301246311280.205.271.327.222-0.4-4.61.22.114.9-22.91.2
201831617661141911561401630.207.272.328.218-0.4-5.61.72.714.9-25.01.6
201932630661171911561381710.206.266.322.215-0.6-7.51.82.614.9-26.81.7
202033617641121811459391660.203.267.315.214-0.7-8.21.72.314.9-27.21.6
202134634661121701459431620.199.266.306.213-0.8-9.31.82.214.9-28.21.7
202235600601061611354361660.196.257.299.204-1.4-14.61.71.914.9-33.11.6
202336618631111711255411560.200.266.298.209-1.1-11.91.71.814.9-30.41.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
5.63.32.41.55.41.418.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 JD Closser 2007 .000 DNP
2 86 Jeff Mathis 2010 .191
3 84 Rob Bowen 2008 .198
4 84 Gerald Laird 2007 .227
5 83 Francisco Cervelli 2013 .321
6 82 Guillermo Quiroz 2009 .209
7 81 Michael McKenry 2012 .283
8 81 Adam Moore 2011 .151
9 80 Lou Marson 2013 .260
10 79 Roger Bernadina 2011 .245
11 79 Rob Johnson 2010 .218
12 78 Choo Freeman 2007 .000 DNP
13 78 Jesus Flores 2012 .201
14 78 Chris Nelson 2013 .211
15 78 Juan Brito 2007 .000 DNP
16 78 Ben Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
17 78 Jason Jaramillo 2010 .161
18 77 Xavier Paul 2012 .289
19 77 Chris Snyder 2008 .275
20 77 Nick Hundley 2011 .310
21 77 Trevor Crowe 2011 .189
22 76 Ryan Langerhans 2007 .208
23 76 Reid Brignac 2013 .148
24 76 Wyatt Toregas 2010 .000 DNP
25 76 Felix Pie 2012 .000 DNP
26 76 Eric Fryer 2013 .400
27 76 Luke Montz 2011 .000 DNP
28 76 Gabe Gross 2007 .252
29 76 Clint Sammons 2010 .000 DNP
30 76 Andy Marte 2011 .000 DNP
31 76 Zach Zaneski 2013 .000 DNP
32 76 Brent Lillibridge 2011 .294
33 76 Bryan Petersen 2013 .000 DNP
34 76 Luke Hughes 2012 .132
35 76 Travis Buck 2011 .231
36 75 Daniel Ortmeier 2008 .219
37 75 Luis Martinez 2012 .109
38 75 Luis Valbuena 2013 .260
39 75 John Baker 2008 .299
40 75 George Kottaras 2010 .270
41 75 Shawn Riggans 2008 .244
42 75 Brad Davis 2010 .255
43 75 Nevin Ashley 2012 .000 DNP
44 75 Lars Davis 2013 .000 DNP
45 75 Brett Hayes 2011 .263
46 75 Casey McGehee 2010 .290
47 75 Rene Rivera 2011 .169
48 75 Jose Lobaton 2012 .238
49 75 Justin Knoedler 2008 .000 DNP
50 75 Antonio Perez 2007 .000 DNP
51 75 Jason Donald 2012 .210
52 75 Lucas May 2012 .000 DNP
53 75 Brendan Harris 2008 .255
54 75 Zack Cozart 2013 .242
55 75 Carlos Corporan 2011 .179
56 75 Clete Thomas 2011 .000 DNP
57 75 Chris Denove 2010 .000 DNP
58 75 Travis Ishikawa 2011 .000 DNP
59 75 Emerson Frostad 2010 .000 DNP
60 74 Alberto Concepcion 2008 .000 DNP
61 74 Jeremy Brown 2007 .000 DNP
62 74 Chris Burke 2007 .224
63 74 Craig Tatum 2010 .228
64 74 David Murphy 2009 .272
65 74 Bobby Wilson 2010 .241
66 74 John Buck 2008 .232
67 74 Devin Ivany 2010 .000 DNP
68 74 Alejandro De Aza 2011 .340
69 74 Josh Wilson 2008 .000 DNP
70 74 Todd Linden 2007 .219
71 74 Jayson Nix 2010 .237
72 74 Chris Snelling 2009 .000 DNP
73 74 Shane Costa 2009 .000 DNP
74 74 Ben Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
75 74 Steve Clevenger 2013 .180
76 74 Travis Metcalf 2010 .000 DNP
77 73 Brayan Pena 2009 .258
78 73 Chip Ambres 2007 .229
79 73 Luis Terrero 2007 .257
80 73 Brandon Moss 2011 -.061
81 73 Konrad Schmidt 2012 .075
82 73 Angel Pagan 2009 .296
83 73 Steven Lerud 2012 .114
84 73 Dusty Brown 2009 .418
85 73 Don Pavletich 1966 .311
86 73 Nate Schierholtz 2011 .288
87 73 Jorge Posada 1999 .249
88 73 Ed Kirkpatrick 1972 .290
89 73 Ronny Paulino 2008 .215
90 73 Ryan Spilborghs 2007 .282
91 73 Jeremy Reed 2008 .245
92 73 Cole Armstrong 2011 .000 DNP
93 73 Logan Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
94 73 Thurman Munson 1974 .265
95 73 Donny Lucy 2010 .359
96 73 John Hester 2011 .000 DNP
97 73 Dan Uggla 2007 .269
98 73 John Orsino 1965 .257
99 73 Jackson Williams 2013 .000 DNP
100 73 Danny Worth 2013 -.174

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .194 .256 .256 .193
11 vs R (Multi) .211 .273 .356 .227
18 Split (Multi) .017 .018 .100 .035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .159 .196 .250 .169
31 vs R (2013) .173 .248 .295 .203
38 Split (2013) .014 .053 .045 .034
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 Maldonado has long been known for his peerless defensive chops, but when Milwaukee lost Lucroy for an extended spell last summer, the long-time minor-league receiver surprised everyone by helping out in the batter’s box. He didn’t hit for average, and with a long swing that leads to high strikeout rates, he never will. But Maldonado demonstrated enough home-run pop to show he can survive at the bottom of a major-league lineup. He controls the running game with a strong, accurate arm, blocks pitches well, and earns plaudits for his game-calling skills, while his wicked cool nickname—“Machete”—gains him bonus points with Milwaukee’s legion of Danny Trejo fans. All that points to a long career as a backup backstop, but if Maldonado can show his gains at the plate are real, he could spend a few seasons working full-time.
2012 Maldonado's gaudy batting stats in Nashville aren't to be taken seriously, but he has grown quite a bit as an offensive player, a testament to his hard work and coachability, along with the Brewers' minor-league development staff. "Quite a bit" must be measured carefully in his case, as he hit .221/.309/.288 in A-ball after three years of rookie ball to prepare him for the experience. He's a tremendous defender, and with his newfound ability to impersonate a replacement-level hitter, he should be able to find work as a backup catcher as long as he can stand the abuse.
2011 Martin Maldonado was born with a birthmark on his left butt-cheek that seemed to resemble a smiling Steve Yeager, and the local shaman quickly pronounced that the gods had blessed his destiny as a backup backstop. Fortunately, he's very good at it, with terrific receiving skills, an excellent arm, and a soupçon of power. The gods being cruel, they withheld the ability to hit for any kind of average.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)I really like catcher Roberto Perez of the Indians. He seems like a pretty decent player (good defense, pitch framing, underrated at the plate). Obviously he's not going to unseat Gomes as the starter, but can you see a team possibly trading for him and giving him some playing time? I ask this as a fantasy owner of course, not as an Indians fan.
(Kyle from Ohio)
I think he might be the most anonymous backup catcher in the league. You're right that he's done decently when called upon, but he's also a tough player to peg; he struggled during his initial exposures at Double- and Triple-A and never earned much prospect consideration. In a sense, it kinda reminds me of how Martin Maldonado popped up out of nowhere and became a solid backup.

Anyway, my guess is that Perez won't get traded. At least not anytime soon. (R.J. Anderson)


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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
2011 18 0 0.0 17.2 4 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 20.2
2012 5103 33 6.7 9.2 2755 7.7 2.1 5.4 8.8 14.6
2013 3219 66 9.2 19.9 1638 3.7 1.0 4.1 10.1 24.1
2014 2349 69 8.1 24.1 1362 0.6 0.2 0.8 8.3 24.9
total 10689 169 23.6 15.4 5759 9.1 2.5 3.0 26.1 18.4

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