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Matt Pagnozzi C Brewers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .209 4 22 22 0 .214 -0.1
Birth Date11-10-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
-0.02011
2012
-0.22013
-0.12014
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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 SLN 26 6 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .306 0.6 -0.0 0.1
2010 SLN 27 15 44 39 4 14 2 0 1 19 2 8 1 0 2 10 0 0 .359 .405 .487 .324 4.3 -0.1 0.4
2011 COL 28 7 25 21 2 6 0 0 0 6 1 8 1 0 2 2 0 0 .286 .348 .286 .229 0.3 0.1 0.0
2011 PIT 28 5 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .158 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2013 HOU 30 9 22 21 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .134 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2
2014 MIL 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
Career4310592825201305212061300.272.323.326.2472.2-0.00.2

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
2003 NWJ A- 59 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 73 239 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 61 211 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFD AA 15 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .179 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 77 295 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 13 47 .218 .253 .331 .385 .252 .273 105 -2.1 1.4 0.6 0.2 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 MEM AAA 47 155 .186 .266 .334 .407 .253 .276 101 -12.4 4.6 2.7 0.4 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6 -6.2 -0.6
2008 SFD AA 68 244 .234 .269 .340 .405 .275 .279 89 -7 7.1 3.7 -1.0 1.3 4.7 0.4 5.5 0.4
2008 MEM AAA 3 7 .225 .282 .360 .436 .276 .250 107 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 SLN MLB 6 5 .306 .236 .294 .361 .239 .000 90 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 MEM AAA 86 291 .219 .275 .340 .415 .276 .288 84 -13.6 9.0 5.4 -0.3 -2.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2010 SLN MLB 15 44 .324 .268 .343 .429 .284 .433 89 2.9 1.2 0.7 -0.1 0.4 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2010 MEM AAA 68 242 .230 .273 .342 .426 .263 .302 99 -8.2 7.4 4.4 -0.5 0.9 5.1 0.4 5.1 0.4
2011 COL MLB 7 25 .229 .246 .297 .392 .243 .462 111 -0.8 0.7 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 5 9 .158 .266 .326 .434 .271 .333 101 -0.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 CSP AAA 54 198 .236 .289 .359 .452 .268 .338 124 -5.5 6.1 3.3 0.6 -0.4 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
2012 COH AAA 78 292 .243 .252 .327 .387 .252 .281 110 -5.7 8.7 5 -0.9 -1.4 11.8 1.1 11.6 1.1
2013 HOU MLB 9 22 .134 .254 .312 .382 .260 .167 96 -2.7 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2013 GWN AAA 90 321 .212 .254 .322 .387 .251 .249 103 -16.7 9.1 5.3 -1.7 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
2014 MIL MLB 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 NAS AAA 71 259 .244 .276 .341 .436 .271 .247 90 -4.7 7.8 4.3 -0.2 -0.8 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7

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
2003 NWJ A- 185 13 27 4 1 1 19 23 42 3 2 .178 .301 .237 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A 239 29 45 10 1 0 14 15 54 4 1 .209 .272 .265 .056 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PMB A+ 211 14 36 11 0 1 18 20 49 3 2 .193 .275 .267 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFD AA 40 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 .139 .225 .167 .028 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PMB A+ 295 25 58 15 3 3 27 20 67 0 1 .216 .281 .328 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA 47 5 9 3 0 0 3 2 11 0 0 .209 .255 .279 .070 .218 -0.7 0.2 -0.1
2007 MEM AAA 155 10 31 6 0 2 9 7 36 1 0 .220 .273 .305 .085 .186 -6.2 0.4 -0.6
2008 SFD AA 244 24 51 10 0 3 19 16 47 2 1 .236 .290 .324 .088 .234 5.5 -1.0 0.4
2008 MEM AAA 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .200 .429 .400 .200 .225 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
2009 SLN MLB 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .306 0.6 -0.0 0.1
2009 MEM AAA 291 21 56 7 0 5 32 26 78 0 1 .221 .294 .308 .087 .219 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1
2010 SLN MLB 44 4 14 2 0 1 10 2 8 0 0 .359 .405 .487 .128 .324 4.3 -0.1 0.4
2010 MEM AAA 242 20 50 11 0 1 21 27 49 0 0 .242 .331 .309 .068 .230 5.1 -0.5 0.4
2011 CSP AAA 198 26 49 13 2 3 29 16 40 0 2 .275 .337 .421 .146 .236 3.3 0.6 0.4
2011 COL MLB 25 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 .286 .348 .286 .000 .229 0.3 0.1 0.0
2011 PIT MLB 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .158 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2012 COH AAA 292 27 55 12 0 7 32 33 71 0 0 .225 .324 .359 .135 .243 11.6 -0.9 1.1
2013 GWN AAA 321 31 61 10 1 6 31 21 64 0 0 .210 .274 .314 .103 .212 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 HOU MLB 22 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .000 .134 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2
2014 NAS AAA 259 29 49 5 0 11 29 20 63 1 0 .215 .298 .382 .167 .244 6.9 -0.2 0.7
2014 MIL MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0

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 15 0.5333 0.4667 0.7143 0.6250 0.2857 0.6000 1.0000 0.1429
2010 173 0.5665 0.5376 0.7849 0.7347 0.2800 0.8472 0.5714 0.2151
2011 121 0.5950 0.4545 0.7818 0.6250 0.2041 0.8444 0.5000 0.2182
2013 79 0.4810 0.4430 0.7714 0.6053 0.2927 0.9130 0.5000 0.2286
Career3880.55670.48970.77850.66990.25910.85020.55120.216

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-27 2014-05-09 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-04-03 2008-04-15 Minors 12 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 115 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/3/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Milwaukee 9/1/14. Sent outright to extended spring training by Milwaukee 10/2/14. Refused assignment 10/12/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/26/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 9/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/2/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/2/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/29/10 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 6/17/11. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 9/14/11 after being DFA by Colorado 9/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/4/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by St. Louis 9/23/09.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2003 (8-245) (Central Arizona JC). $.0.105M signing bonus.

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 511 52 112 20 1 10 51 47 121 0 0 .250 .325 .368 .252 9.8 C -1, 1B 0 1.0
80o 490 48 101 18 1 9 47 43 119 0 0 .235 .308 .347 .239 3.2 C -1, 1B 0 0.3
70o 475 44 94 17 1 8 44 40 118 0 0 .225 .296 .331 .229 -1.3 C -1, 1B 0 -0.2
60o 462 42 89 16 1 8 41 37 116 0 0 .216 .285 .318 .221 -4.9 C -1, 1B 0 -0.6
50o 450 39 83 15 1 7 39 35 115 0 0 .208 .275 .305 .213 -8.1 C -1, 1B 0 -1.0
40o 438 37 78 14 1 7 37 33 113 0 0 .200 .265 .293 .205 -11.1 C -1, 1B 0 -1.3
30o 425 34 73 13 1 7 35 31 111 0 0 .191 .255 .280 .197 -14.1 C -1, 1B 0 -1.6
20o 410 32 67 12 1 6 32 28 109 0 0 .181 .242 .265 .188 -17.4 C -1, 1B 0 -2.0
10o 389 28 58 10 1 5 29 25 106 0 0 .167 .225 .245 .174 -21.5 C -1, 1B 0 -2.4
Weighted Mean45540861518403611500.211.280.311.217-6.7C -1, 1B 0-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 15% 9% 25% 29%

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
20153225024438132021660.194.271.280.207-1.6-14.3-0.61.213.4-28.3-0.4
20163325023397031919660.181.254.260.195-2.5-22.7-0.61.114.5-37.8-0.4
20173425023417031919670.191.259.272.199-2.3-21.0-0.61.114.9-36.5-0.4
20183532430569142425870.191.262.264.198-2.4-21.3-0.81.314.9-36.8-0.5
2019364484174131532351220.184.256.256.193-2.7-24.1-1.11.714.9-39.6-0.7
2020376145598171643471710.178.250.245.188-3.1-27.4-1.62.114.9-42.8-1.0
2021386005192151439451670.173.244.230.180-3.6-32.1-1.61.914.9-47.4-0.9
2022396395699171643471830.174.244.239.183-3.5-30.8-1.71.814.9-45.9-1.0
202340634621101911052501690.196.267.286.207-1.9-16.9-1.71.614.9-31.8-1.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Yamid Haad 2009 .000 DNP
2 90 Paul Hoover 2007 .252
3 90 Ryan Budde 2011 .000 DNP
4 89 JD Closser 2011 .000 DNP
5 88 Brian Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
6 88 J.C. Boscan 2011 .253
7 84 Jason Hill 2008 .000 DNP
8 84 Dayton Buller 2012 .000 DNP
9 83 Armando Camacaro 2010 .000 DNP
10 83 Cody Clark 2013 .105
11 83 Guillermo Quiroz 2013 .190
12 83 Steve Holm 2011 .142
13 83 Corky Miller 2007 .248
14 82 Dane Sardinha 2010 .236
15 81 Gustavo Molina 2013 .000 DNP
16 79 Paul Phillips 2008 .005
17 79 John Suomi 2012 .000 DNP
18 78 Dee Brown 2009 .000 DNP
19 78 Dusty Brown 2013 .000 DNP
20 77 Javier Colina 2010 .000 DNP
21 77 Steve Torrealba 2009 .000 DNP
22 77 Juan Melo 2008 .000 DNP
23 77 Alex Prieto 2007 .000 DNP
24 77 Max St. Pierre 2011 .000 DNP
25 77 Barry Wesson 2008 .000 DNP
26 77 Anderson Machado 2012 .000 DNP
27 76 Mike Rose 2008 .000 DNP
28 76 Koyie Hill 2010 .214
29 76 Gil Velazquez 2011 .413
30 76 Trent Durrington 2007 .000 DNP
31 76 Edwin Maysonet 2013 .000 DNP
32 75 Juan Sosa 2007 .000 DNP
33 75 Mark Johnson 2007 .000 DNP
34 75 Gookie Dawkins 2010 .000 DNP
35 75 J.J. Furmaniak 2011 .000 DNP
36 75 Michel Abreu 2010 .000 DNP
37 75 Ben Davis 2008 .000 DNP
38 75 Brandon Harper 2007 .000 DNP
39 75 Guillermo Rodriguez 2009 .113
40 75 Omir Santos 2012 .087
41 75 John Gall 2009 .000 DNP
42 74 Michel Hernandez 2010 .000 DNP
43 74 Derek Wathan 2008 .000 DNP
44 74 Jose Yepez 2012 .000 DNP
45 74 Luke Carlin 2012 .259
46 74 Doug Bernier 2011 .000 DNP
47 74 Chris Barnwell 2010 .000 DNP
48 74 Jason Bowers 2009 .000 DNP
49 74 Doug Clark 2007 .000 DNP
50 74 Nick Gorneault 2010 .000 DNP
51 73 Brooks Badeaux 2008 .000 DNP
52 73 Kevin Cash 2009 .195
53 73 Mike Rivera 2008 .269
54 73 Andrew Beattie 2009 .000 DNP
55 73 Ryan Fleming 2007 .000 DNP
56 73 Royce Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
57 73 J.R. House 2011 .000 DNP
58 73 Brian Esposito 2010 .014
59 73 Matt Erickson 2007 .000 DNP
60 73 Jon Weber 2009 .000 DNP
61 72 Eli Whiteside 2011 .214
62 72 Wil Nieves 2009 .224
63 72 Ron Calloway 2008 .000 DNP
64 72 Esix Snead 2007 .000 DNP
65 72 Dave Matranga 2008 .000 DNP
66 72 Joey Hammond 2009 .000 DNP
67 72 Chase Lambin 2011 .000 DNP
68 72 Adam Heether 2013 .000 DNP
69 72 Brian Barden 2012 .000 DNP
70 72 Cody Ransom 2007 .283
71 71 Humberto Quintero 2011 .206
72 71 Ed Lucas 2013 .243
73 71 Vinny Rottino 2011 .189
74 71 Val Majewski 2012 .000 DNP
75 71 Bo Hart 2008 .000 DNP
76 71 Andy Gonzalez 2013 .000 DNP
77 71 Luis Maza 2011 .000 DNP
78 71 Mike Edwards 2008 .000 DNP
79 71 Ed Rogers 2010 .000 DNP
80 71 Adam Stern 2011 .000 DNP
81 71 Don Kelly 2011 .239
82 71 Victor Mercedes 2010 .000 DNP
83 70 Ray Olmedo 2012 .202
84 70 Rich Thompson 2010 .000 DNP
85 70 Corey Smith 2013 .000 DNP
86 70 Todd Sears 2007 .000 DNP
87 70 Kevin Howard 2012 .000 DNP
88 70 John Raburn 2010 .000 DNP
89 70 Mark Saccomanno 2011 .000 DNP
90 69 Russ Adams 2012 .000 DNP
91 69 Kevin Barker 2007 .000 DNP
92 69 Danny Sandoval 2010 .000 DNP
93 69 Cory Sullivan 2011 .000 DNP
94 69 Landon Powell 2013 .000 DNP
95 69 Terry Tiffee 2010 .000 DNP
96 69 Erick Almonte 2009 .000 DNP
97 69 Ramon Nivar 2011 .000 DNP
98 69 Justin Christian 2011 .268
99 69 Matt Kata 2009 .143
100 68 Eric Riggs 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .366 .430 .423 .308
11 vs R (Multi) .143 .175 .148 .125
18 Split (Multi) -.223 -.256 -.274 -.183
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .400 .500 .400 .347
31 vs R (2013) .062 .062 .062 .051
38 Split (2013) -.338 -.438 -.338 -.295
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).
2012 After the Rockies waived Matt Pagnozzi, the Pirates jumped on. That marriage didn't last long, and with lackluster ability and no room for him in Cleveland, his apparent plan of 1) play poorly, 2) get cut, 3) latch onto another minor league squad, could continue to perpetuate itself.
2011 Matt Pagnozzi has solid catch-and-throw skills but was released due to his inability to meet the offensive requirements of a Cardinals backup catcher; that doesn’t bode well for his future.
2010 Matt Pagnozzi's catch-and-throw skills are up to snuff, but his hopeless hitting handicaps any chance he'll be a good backup backstop.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Yadier Molina's Maybe-Amazing Powers of Defensive PositioningBen Lindbergh2013-04-24
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/12Ben Lindbergh2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable NL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Rumor Mill for 10/24/11Derek Carty2011-10-24
Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roster MovesChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Cardinals, D'backs, RockiesChristina Kahrl2010-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Late Spring Training HurtsWill Carroll2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: More Prospect Wipeout!Christina Kahrl2010-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Winding Down the NLChristina Kahrl2009-10-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Watching Matt Pagnozzi get hot at the end of the season causes me much angst for I now know that TLR and DUnc will NEVER let Bryan Anderson catch in StL. But, it did make me wonder if there are players who actually have a skillset that performs better at the MLB level than at AAA? And how do we identify these players? (Not that Matt Pagnozzi would be in such a group.)
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I don't consider it likely. Quite simply, the level of competition is lower at Triple-A, in all respects, so why would we expect anyone to play better at a higher level (other than as a result of maturation/experience/normal development, I mean). I suppose it's theoretically possible that someone might be so energized or motivated by a call-up that he'd be able to exceed his Triple-A performance in the majors, but I'd think it would be impossible to identify a player like that beforehand, and always safer to assume that he'd merely fluked into better production post-promotion. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Honestly, Matt Pagnozzi just sounds like the kind of player I would want in my lineup. I have no other reason for slotting him in outside of him sounding like a Cardinal.
(Tony La Russa from St. Louis)
You know, sometimes I'm not sure that much more thought than that goes into TLR's lineups. And with so many pitching changes to plan, who can blame him? (Ben Lindbergh)


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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 107 -3 -0.3 -19.6 49 -0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.3 -20.0
2010 921 -23 -2.5 -18.9 506 -0.3 -0.1 -1.2 -2.6 -20.1
2011 727 -13 -1.3 -12.6 434 -0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -1.3 -12.9
2013 451 -14 -1.6 -24.9 256 -0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -1.6 -25.2
total 2206 -51 -5.3 -16.7 1245 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -5.3 -17.1

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