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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .244 6 25 27 0 .251 0.2
Birth Date10-11-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22010
2011
2012
2013
0.22014
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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
2008 TEX 23 17 55 46 8 10 1 0 2 17 6 15 3 0 0 9 0 0 .217 .345 .370 .240 0.7 -0.2 0.1
2010 TEX 25 28 85 69 8 15 3 0 2 24 12 22 2 2 0 8 0 0 .217 .341 .348 .257 2.0 -0.1 0.2
Career4514011516254044118375201700.217.343.357.2512.7-0.30.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 DNV Rk 63 278 .347 .277 .349 .434 .279 .395 92 21.9 6.8 -0.5 -0.4 -3.0 26.9 2.5 26.9 2.5
2006 LKC A 37 161 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROM A 80 326 .307 .262 .331 .384 .263 .360 97 11.6 6.8 -0.3 0.2 -2.9 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2007 BAK A+ 32 138 .315 .268 .334 .415 .267 .437 96 8.7 4.2 1.3 0.5 -0.5 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2007 KIN A+ 77 342 .313 .263 .342 .396 .259 .356 101 20.7 10.5 4.5 -1.4 -3.1 29.9 2.8 29.9 2.8
2008 TEX MLB 17 55 .240 .270 .335 .423 .260 .276 112 -1.2 1.6 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 FRI AA 69 289 .392 .276 .346 .423 .282 .406 87 41.5 8.4 1.1 0.2 -3.3 43.6 4.4 43.6 4.4
2008 OKL AAA 10 41 .285 .266 .335 .433 .254 .318 103 2.3 2.5 1 -0.4 -0.4 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2008 RNG Rk 2 7 .619 .330 .418 .458 .293 .800 106 3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2009 OKL AAA 76 320 .260 .272 .343 .413 .279 .319 85 0 9.1 0.5 -0.3 -1.1 8.9 0.8 8.9 0.8
2009 RNG Rk 4 14 .199 .275 .333 .420 .296 .400 105 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2010 TEX MLB 28 85 .257 .263 .329 .415 .264 .277 113 -0.2 2.3 1.4 -0.1 -1.9 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 56 226 .267 .275 .346 .429 .260 .375 106 1.8 7.2 0.9 -0.1 -1.4 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2011 FRE AAA 48 166 .311 .282 .348 .439 .258 .356 102 9.9 5.1 0.4 0.4 -3.6 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2011 IOW AAA 11 40 .212 .266 .346 .410 .256 .250 109 -2.3 1.2 0.6 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2011 OKL AAA 24 91 .220 .275 .343 .433 .263 .250 91 -4.3 2.8 1.3 -0.1 0.5 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2011 MAR Wnt 43 176 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 110 445 .290 .280 .344 .432 .273 .336 100 15.2 13.3 -2.8 -1.5 -2.9 22.6 2.1 22.6 2.1
2012 MAR Wnt 41 149 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 115 467 .262 .264 .332 .406 .265 .324 94 1 13.4 -8.2 -0.7 0.1 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2014 NWA AA 36 142 .258 .254 .321 .374 .260 .345 104 -0.4 3.9 -2.5 -0.7 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.1 0.0
2014 LOU AAA 20 68 .236 .266 .336 .400 .257 .244 105 -1.8 2.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2

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 DNV Rk 278 45 83 19 0 8 47 31 41 1 2 .347 .431 .527 .180 .347 26.9 -0.4 2.5
2006 LKC A 161 19 39 6 1 4 26 30 27 0 0 .307 .443 .465 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROM A 326 50 76 17 0 9 37 54 72 2 0 .285 .410 .449 .165 .307 13.8 0.2 1.5
2007 KIN A+ 342 46 84 20 0 12 62 53 63 1 0 .303 .426 .505 .202 .313 29.9 -1.4 2.8
2007 BAK A+ 138 16 35 10 0 4 20 21 39 1 0 .307 .423 .500 .193 .315 12.9 0.5 1.3
2008 TEX MLB 55 8 10 1 0 2 9 6 15 0 0 .217 .345 .370 .152 .240 0.7 -0.2 0.1
2008 FRI AA 289 49 86 16 2 17 50 37 56 2 2 .354 .453 .646 .292 .392 43.6 0.2 4.4
2008 RNG Rk 7 4 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .800 .857 1.200 .400 .619 3.3 -0.0 0.3
2008 OKL AAA 41 5 9 1 0 2 6 3 13 0 0 .243 .300 .432 .189 .285 5.2 -0.4 0.5
2009 RNG Rk 14 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 .154 .214 .308 .154 .199 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2009 OKL AAA 320 29 64 13 0 5 43 35 85 1 0 .234 .328 .336 .102 .260 8.9 -0.3 0.8
2010 TEX MLB 85 8 15 3 0 2 8 12 22 0 0 .217 .341 .348 .130 .257 2.0 -0.1 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 226 24 54 9 0 3 29 27 51 0 0 .286 .382 .381 .095 .267 7.6 -0.1 0.7
2011 MAR Wnt 176 13 34 7 0 3 13 17 41 0 0 .218 .307 .321 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 FRE AAA 166 24 47 11 1 10 29 14 34 0 0 .318 .388 .608 .291 .311 11.0 0.4 1.1
2011 IOW AAA 40 7 8 1 0 1 5 4 7 0 0 .235 .300 .353 .118 .212 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2011 OKL AAA 91 7 19 3 0 2 14 3 17 0 0 .226 .253 .333 .107 .220 0.6 -0.1 0.0
2012 MAR Wnt 149 17 39 7 0 2 9 18 19 1 0 .307 .409 .409 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 445 59 116 16 0 17 77 47 82 0 0 .300 .374 .473 .173 .290 22.6 -1.5 2.1
2013 OMA AAA 467 43 108 19 0 9 55 46 103 0 0 .263 .336 .375 .112 .262 4.3 -0.7 0.4
2014 LOU AAA 68 5 10 0 0 0 2 16 11 0 0 .192 .382 .192 .000 .236 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2014 NWA AA 142 14 33 5 1 3 16 15 37 0 0 .260 .338 .386 .126 .258 1.1 -0.7 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
2008 206 0.4854 0.4272 0.7614 0.5900 0.2736 0.8475 0.5862 0.2386
2010 351 0.5043 0.4017 0.7305 0.5537 0.2471 0.7347 0.7209 0.2695
Career5570.49730.41110.74190.56710.25690.77640.67110.2581

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-04 2014-07-11 Minors 7 0 Right Hip Strain -
2014-05-05 2014-05-22 Minors 17 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-07-03 2009-08-15 Minors 43 0 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2009-05-28 2009-06-07 Minors 10 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2008-07-31 2008-08-21 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$390,000
1 yrTotal$390,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 121 dBurton Rocks2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 2011. Claimed by Boston off waivers 1/5/11 after being DFA by Texas 1/3/11. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Boston 1/10/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 11/19/07. Re-signed 2/15/08.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 63 126 22 0 16 63 51 120 0 0 .280 .356 .440 .292 23.7 C 0, 1B -1 2.4
80o 492 57 115 20 0 15 58 46 118 0 0 .265 .339 .416 .278 16.2 C 0, 1B -1 1.6
70o 476 54 108 19 0 14 55 43 117 0 0 .255 .327 .400 .268 11.1 C 0, 1B -1 1.1
60o 463 51 100 17 0 13 52 41 115 0 0 .246 .316 .385 .260 6.9 C 0, 1B -1 0.6
50o 450 48 94 16 0 12 49 38 114 0 0 .237 .307 .372 .252 3.3 C 0, 1B -1 0.2
40o 437 45 89 15 0 12 46 36 112 0 0 .229 .297 .359 .244 -0.2 C 0, 1B -1 -0.2
30o 424 42 83 14 0 11 44 34 110 0 0 .220 .286 .345 .235 -3.7 C 0, 1B -1 -0.5
20o 408 39 77 13 0 10 40 31 108 0 0 .210 .274 .329 .225 -7.5 C 0, 1B -1 -0.9
10o 387 35 69 12 0 9 36 28 105 0 0 .196 .257 .307 .211 -12.2 C 0, 1B -1 -1.4
Weighted Mean456499817013504011400.241.311.378.2555.0C 0, 1B -10.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 3% 6% 12% 14%

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
20153025029539082819640.234.297.375.2480.55.7-0.7-1.514.9-7.0-0.7
201631296356011093225790.227.299.367.2480.55.3-0.8-1.914.9-7.0-0.8
201732606701232101765511570.227.296.359.244-0.2-0.2-1.7-4.014.9-9.4-1.7
201833601681171901764481620.217.285.347.237-0.7-4.6-1.7-4.114.9-13.8-1.7
201934627711252001665501600.223.290.346.238-0.7-4.4-1.8-4.514.9-13.1-1.8
202035612701242001664491580.226.293.351.240-0.5-3.2-1.8-4.514.9-11.8-1.8
202136619681252001563461570.223.286.341.235-0.9-6.4-1.8-4.714.9-14.8-1.8
202237618681221901663471600.219.283.338.233-1.1-8.0-1.8-4.914.9-16.2-1.8
202338633681252001562471610.218.281.331.229-1.3-10.3-1.9-5.214.9-18.2-1.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball4.20.50out of baseballout of baseball4.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Brian Stavisky 2010 .000 DNP
2 89 Aaron Bates 2013 .000 DNP
3 89 Larry Broadway 2010 .000 DNP
4 88 Jesse Gutierrez 2007 .000 DNP
5 88 Mario Lisson 2013 .000 DNP
6 88 Matt Craig 2010 .000 DNP
7 88 Nathan Espy 2007 .000 DNP
8 88 Adam Loewen 2013 .000 DNP
9 87 Paul McAnulty 2010 .184
10 86 Todd Self 2008 .000 DNP
11 86 Hector Gimenez 2012 .338
12 86 Ben Lasater 2013 .000 DNP
13 86 Jason Hart 2007 .000 DNP
14 85 J.R. House 2009 .000 DNP
15 85 Brad Nelson 2012 .000 DNP
16 85 Tagg Bozied 2009 .000 DNP
17 84 Lee Mitchell 2011 .000 DNP
18 83 Myron Leslie 2011 .000 DNP
19 83 Nate Gold 2009 .000 DNP
20 83 Reid Gorecki 2010 .000 DNP
21 83 Rhyne Hughes 2013 .000 DNP
22 82 Carlos Rivera 2007 .000 DNP
23 82 Luke Montz 2013 .215
24 82 Cesar Nicolas 2011 .000 DNP
25 82 Anthony Seratelli 2012 .000 DNP
26 82 Jeff Bailey 2008 .270
27 82 Cory Aldridge 2008 .000 DNP
28 82 Johan Limonta 2013 .000 DNP
29 81 Michael Aubrey 2011 .000 DNP
30 81 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
31 81 Matt Macri 2011 .000 DNP
32 81 Kevin Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
33 80 Yurendell de Caster 2009 .000 DNP
34 80 Jeff Baisley 2012 .000 DNP
35 80 John Gall 2007 .063
36 80 Josh Whitesell 2011 .000 DNP
37 80 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
38 80 Mike Vento 2007 .000 DNP
39 80 Nick Gorneault 2008 .000 DNP
40 80 Amaury Cazana 2008 .000 DNP
41 80 Cole Gillespie 2013 .205
42 80 Blake Lalli 2012 .132
43 80 Scott Youngbauer 2008 .000 DNP
44 80 Shawn Garrett 2008 .000 DNP
45 80 Adam Boeve 2009 .000 DNP
46 80 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
47 80 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
48 79 Tim Torres 2013 .000 DNP
49 79 Dustin Martin 2013 .000 DNP
50 79 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
51 79 Trent Oeltjen 2012 .000 DNP
52 79 Val Majewski 2010 .000 DNP
53 79 Eric Crozier 2008 .000 DNP
54 79 Jordan Brown 2013 .204
55 79 Brett Roneberg 2008 .000 DNP
56 79 Jason Cooper 2010 .000 DNP
57 79 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
58 79 Dusty Brown 2011 .088
59 79 Tug Hulett 2012 .000 DNP
60 78 Kevin Melillo 2011 .000 DNP
61 78 Scott Thorman 2011 .000 DNP
62 78 Chase Lambin 2009 .000 DNP
63 78 Chip Ambres 2009 .000 DNP
64 78 Drew Locke 2012 .000 DNP
65 78 Joe Mather 2012 .211
66 78 Mike Costanzo 2013 .000 DNP
67 78 Matthew Brown 2012 .000 DNP
68 78 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
69 78 Chris Carter 2012 .000 DNP
70 78 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
71 78 Freddy Sandoval 2012 .000 DNP
72 78 Jeff Frazier 2012 .000 DNP
73 78 Jackson Melian 2009 .000 DNP
74 78 Glenn Williams 2007 .000 DNP
75 78 Jed Morris 2009 .000 DNP
76 78 Luke Allen 2008 .000 DNP
77 78 Craig Stansberry 2011 .000 DNP
78 78 Jason Pridie 2013 .160
79 78 Matt Miller 2012 .000 DNP
80 78 Kory Casto 2011 .000 DNP
81 77 Juan Richardson 2008 .000 DNP
82 77 Jeff Salazar 2010 .000 DNP
83 77 Victor Mendez 2009 .000 DNP
84 77 Drew T Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
85 77 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
86 77 Brett Carroll 2012 -.001
87 77 Ed Lucas 2011 .000 DNP
88 77 Chris Nowak 2012 .000 DNP
89 77 Ryan Rohlinger 2013 .000 DNP
90 77 Rene Rivera 2013 .224
91 77 Adam Heether 2011 .000 DNP
92 77 Buck Coats 2011 .000 DNP
93 77 Anthony Recker 2013 .263
94 77 Bronson Sardinha 2012 .000 DNP
95 77 Prentice Redman 2009 .000 DNP
96 77 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
97 77 Chris Rahl 2013 .000 DNP
98 77 T.J. Bohn 2009 .000 DNP
99 77 Aaron Rifkin 2008 .000 DNP
100 77 Matt Downs 2013 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Max Ramirez is still at that stage where every fan wants his team to take a shot on him, and every team that tries regrets it.
2011 With a first name like Maximiliano, one would think that greatness is a given. Unfortunately, Ramirezís once bright offensive future has stalled, and the former prospectís major-league potential is very much in doubt. Always a bat-first backstop, the below-average catcher continued to play below-average defense last season, putting the onus on his rotting lumber to carve out a major-league career. Despite a commendable approach that allows him to draw walks and reach base at a respectable rate, Ramirez struggled to make hard contact, failing to slug over .400 in Triple-A for the second straight season. With declining offensive skills and the defensive chops of a designated hitter, Maximiliano is starting to look more like a minor-league tweener than a realistic major-league option.
2010 After putting up a 1000+ OPS in the minors during the 2008 season, Ramirez just plain stopped hitting in 2009, which is a big problem, as he's a below-average defensive catcher who has to mash to have value. The troublemakers in this case were injuries to both wrists that sapped him of his power and made just swinging a bat an uncomfortable process. The light at the end of the tunnel is that the healthy version of Ramirez showed back up over the winter in Venezuela, where Ramirez smacked 13 home runs in 210 at-bats, leaving the Rangers hoping that 2009 was simply a bump in the road.
2009 Max Ramirez can rake. Nobody doubts it, and he has a career batting line of .312/.413/.515 to make his case. He has big league-quality plate discipline, above-average bat speed, and plus power, but the questions remain as to what exactly to do with him. Defense has been his Achilles' heel throughout his career; he's something less than nimble behind the plate and opposing teams run on him with ease. That's always portended a future at first base or DH, positions where the offensive expectations suddenly increase at an almost alarming rate. We're not betting against him, but the odds become steep once he ditches shinguards.
2008 While Ramirez has yet to get out A-ball, he's already been traded twice for big leaguers, going from Atlanta to Cleveland in 2006 for Bob Wickman, and moving to Texas last year in the Kenny Lofton deal. He's one of the top offensive catchers in the minors, having shown an ability to hit for average with decent power and plenty of walks, but his defense remains a large enough question mark for some to wonder if he can stay behind the plate and where his future lies if he can't.
2007 Acquired from the Braves in the Bob Wickman deal, Max Ramirez instantly became the Indians` best catching prospect thanks to very good on-base skills and a little bit of power. On paper, he`s the heir apparent to Victor Martinez, but in reality, he has defensive issues of his own.

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
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Transaction Analysis: Replacing PujolsBen Lindbergh2011-06-23
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Max Ramirez a long term answer as catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Broad & Wall)
All the other options have pretty much gone up in smoke (remember when they had "too many" catching prospects?), so I think the answer is yes more out of necessity than anything else. He'll be decent, though not spectacular. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Max Ramirez appears to have put 2009 behind him and is crushing it since he was called up (.276/.371/.517), albeit in only 30 ABs... Is he the answer at catcher for the Rangers?
(Phil from Desolation Row)
I like the idea, if only because he's a better bet to be an offensive asset than Teagarden or Salty ever were, and if he pans out, I could see them sticking with M-Ram and Treanor as a 60/40 offense/defense split, and use one of the fallen phenoms for deadline barter. In such a scenario, I'd expect to get more for Saltalamacchia, but you never know what the shoppers might prefer. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know you prefer to stick to commenting on done deals, but how about your opinion on Max Ramirez possibly moving to Bean Town?
(jlewando from dc)
Definitely like it, especially if it puts Youkilis back at third and keeps them in the market for a real first baseman. Not Casey Kotchman; I said 'real.' (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What remains of Max Ramirez' prospect status and where would he fit in the Red Sox Top 11? Any chance he's a catcher in the end?
(Rob from Alaska)
There's still belief in the bat, and he's done well in Venezuela this winter, but I don't think he can catch in the big leagues, and I don't know where else to put him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're JP Ricciardi. Chris Davis, Neftali Feliz, Max Ramirez/Salatamalacchia, throw-in B prospect, and Marlon Byrd for Alex Rios and Halladay.
(Craig from Michigan)
Not enough. That's Feliz and a bunch of guys who've failed. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How long can Texas live with Chris Davis?!!!! It's now reaching the embarrassment stage.
(Thomas from NYC)
Max Ramirez tanked and Justin Smoak got hurt. It seems like it has to end soon, but you do need to play someone. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Chris Davis' 50% contact rate an anomaly or a representation of his skill set? Do you send him back down or let him work through it?
(Mike from Arlington)
I never thought he would make contact enough to hit .270. His current performance isn't really representative, though. The problem is that the Rangers have a chance to win and there's a real possibility that Justin Smoak is already the better player, and if he's not, maybe Max Ramirez is. I don't know that you can go into June with him unless there's improvement (noting that "improvement" may not necessarily immediately translate into results). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Chris Davis continues his struggles will it become time for a Smoak break?
(Gavin from County Ct.)
I've been bearish on Davis all year. His strikeout rate won't allow him to hit enough. Justin Smoak, as crazy as it sounds, may be a better player already. He certainly will be by next April. In between...I think if they were to bail on Davis, Max Ramirez would get the ABs. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Max Ramirez can be a .300/.400/.500 hitter in the Major Leagues?
(Josey Wales from Outlawville, TX)
No. That gets thrown around a lot -- a 3/4/5 guy, but that's pretty damn rare. For example, last year there was a grand total of eight of them. (Kevin Goldstein)


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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 921 0 -0.2 -1.3 588 -0.6 -0.2 -2.1 -0.3 -3.4
2010 1809 -50 -7.0 -27.0 998 -1.8 -0.5 -3.3 -7.4 -30.3
total 2730 -43 -6.0 -15.5 1586 -1.6 -0.4 -1.9 -6.5 -17.4

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