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Birth Date8-12-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 1 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.12010
0.72011
0.22012
1.12013
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
2010 PIT 21 102 441 405 61 121 21 4 4 162 28 57 2 1 5 35 19 7 .299 .346 .400 .274 15.6 4.4 2.1
2011 PIT 22 91 382 334 53 89 18 1 4 121 40 61 4 3 1 21 16 7 .266 .349 .362 .254 7.4 -0.4 0.7
2012 PIT 23 103 374 333 43 81 20 3 3 116 29 58 6 0 6 16 8 12 .243 .315 .348 .246 0.5 1.8 0.2
2013 PIT 24 106 341 308 35 87 17 5 6 132 23 45 5 0 5 33 3 1 .282 .342 .429 .279 12.8 -3.1 1.1
2014 PIT 25 80 186 174 14 49 5 2 0 58 7 26 2 2 1 17 1 2 .282 .314 .333 .228 -2.9 -1.3 -0.5
Career48217241554206427811517589127247196181224729.275.336.379.25933.51.43.7

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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 YAN Rk 0 173 .300 .261 .328 .380 .254 .331 106 8.1 5.6 -1.4 -2.2 -0.5 10.7 0.8 10.7 0.8
2006 CSC A 86 363 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 103 456 .268 .259 .332 .377 .254 .359 100 4.2 13.9 -5.8 -7.1 0.1 13.4 0.6 13.4 0.6
2008 ALT AA 22 97 .331 .275 .350 .417 .268 .412 102 7.7 2.9 0.3 -0.8 1.3 11.9 1.1 11.9 1.1
2008 TRN AA 79 332 .236 .271 .344 .413 .263 .288 95 -8.7 9.7 -3.9 -2.0 2.0 -1.8 -0.4 -1.8 -0.4
2008 PIR Rk 4 13 .568 .247 .328 .326 .258 .333 99 4.7 0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2009 ALT AA 61 254 .286 .263 .329 .399 .266 .333 99 7 7.1 -1.6 0.3 -0.6 11.5 1.2 11.5 1.2
2009 IND AAA 32 148 .257 .267 .329 .397 .245 .298 109 -0.4 4.3 -0.6 -1.5 0.7 3.6 0.2 3.6 0.2
2010 PIT MLB 102 441 .274 .260 .324 .407 .267 .339 94 6.2 12.2 -2.5 4.4 3.5 15.6 2.1 15.6 2.1
2010 IND AAA 53 252 .281 .265 .333 .415 .256 .355 103 5.9 7.7 0 0.4 2.6 15.2 1.5 15.2 1.5
2011 PIT MLB 91 382 .254 .261 .322 .412 .265 .312 98 -2.1 10.3 -2.6 -0.4 3.0 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2011 BRD A+ 4 11 .221 .269 .325 .404 .253 .200 113 -0.5 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2011 IND AAA 9 38 .314 .263 .328 .416 .257 .379 99 2.4 1.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.6 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 PIT MLB 103 374 .246 .254 .314 .401 .258 .287 95 -5.2 10.2 -3.2 1.8 -0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.2
2012 IND AAA 41 173 .248 .256 .324 .387 .247 .338 100 -2.3 5.1 -0.3 1.2 0.5 5.5 0.7 5.5 0.7
2013 PIT MLB 106 341 .279 .254 .313 .391 .256 .315 98 6.2 9.0 -2.5 -3.1 0.9 12.8 1.1 12.8 1.1
2013 IND AAA 9 32 .180 .261 .332 .395 .258 .238 100 -2.8 0.9 -0.3 -0.0 0.2 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2014 PIT MLB 80 186 .228 .248 .310 .387 .261 .327 98 -5.6 4.8 -1.3 -1.3 0.4 -2.9 -0.5 -2.9 -0.5
2014 IND AAA 39 163 .244 .261 .326 .386 .245 .304 104 -3 4.9 -1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

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
2005 YAN Rk 173 30 49 5 1 3 25 15 14 22 6 .314 .382 .417 .103 .300 10.7 -2.2 0.8
2006 CSC A 363 50 95 22 1 5 51 30 66 15 5 .298 .380 .420 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TAM A+ 456 56 126 16 2 5 54 33 70 15 7 .307 .371 .392 .085 .268 13.4 -7.1 0.6
2008 TRN AA 332 40 73 9 0 3 36 26 49 10 2 .248 .323 .310 .061 .236 -1.8 -2.0 -0.4
2008 ALT AA 97 16 31 6 2 3 13 8 18 8 0 .348 .402 .562 .213 .331 11.9 -0.8 1.1
2008 PIR Rk 13 4 5 1 0 2 7 2 0 0 0 .455 .538 1.091 .636 .568 4.4 0.2 0.4
2009 ALT AA 254 31 69 15 1 2 25 20 25 7 6 .303 .372 .404 .101 .286 11.5 0.3 1.2
2009 IND AAA 148 21 37 7 1 3 10 10 18 4 2 .276 .333 .410 .134 .257 3.6 -1.5 0.2
2010 PIT MLB 441 61 121 21 4 4 35 28 57 19 7 .299 .346 .400 .101 .274 15.6 4.4 2.1
2010 IND AAA 252 42 69 13 2 3 19 23 35 25 6 .308 .378 .424 .116 .281 15.2 0.4 1.5
2011 PIT MLB 382 53 89 18 1 4 21 40 61 16 7 .266 .349 .362 .096 .254 7.4 -0.4 0.7
2011 IND AAA 38 6 11 6 0 0 2 5 4 0 2 .333 .421 .515 .182 .314 2.1 -0.1 0.2
2011 BRD A+ 11 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 .125 .364 .250 .125 .221 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2012 IND AAA 173 21 47 9 0 0 15 10 20 5 2 .297 .353 .354 .057 .248 5.5 1.2 0.7
2012 PIT MLB 374 43 81 20 3 3 16 29 58 8 12 .243 .315 .348 .105 .246 0.5 1.8 0.2
2013 IND AAA 32 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 .179 .281 .214 .036 .180 -1.8 -0.0 -0.2
2013 PIT MLB 341 35 87 17 5 6 33 23 45 3 1 .282 .342 .429 .146 .279 12.8 -3.1 1.1
2014 IND AAA 163 18 41 10 0 0 12 10 14 1 2 .281 .337 .349 .068 .244 0.6 -0.1 0.1
2014 PIT MLB 186 14 49 5 2 0 17 7 26 1 2 .282 .314 .333 .052 .228 -2.9 -1.3 -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
2010 1595 0.5392 0.4837 0.8288 0.6477 0.2912 0.9013 0.6402 0.1712
2011 1485 0.5259 0.4202 0.8446 0.5967 0.2244 0.9056 0.6646 0.1538
2012 1379 0.5033 0.4666 0.8196 0.6427 0.2876 0.8879 0.6650 0.1788
2013 1269 0.5099 0.4550 0.8302 0.6445 0.2572 0.9113 0.6188 0.1698
2014 655 0.5038 0.4946 0.8359 0.6848 0.2985 0.9336 0.6082 0.1641
Career63830.51890.46060.83150.63790.26890.90470.64370.1678

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-19 2014-05-20 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2014-04-17 2014-04-17 DTD 0 0 - Head Concussion Running Into Wall - -
2013-08-21 2013-08-22 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Tendonitis - -
2013-08-12 2013-08-14 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-07-25 2013-07-25 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2013-05-25 2013-07-03 15-DL 39 34 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-05-02 2013-05-08 DTD 6 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-09-05 2012-09-10 DTD 5 4 Left Foot Contusion - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-25 DTD 0 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2012-06-11 2012-06-12 DTD 1 0 - Hand Contusion HBP - -
2012-05-28 2012-05-28 DTD 0 0 - Lower Leg Cramp - -
2011-09-06 2011-09-29 DTD 23 21 Left Hand Fracture Avulsion Fraction 4th Metacarpal - -
2011-08-30 2011-08-31 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2011-06-27 2011-08-16 15-DL 50 43 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2011-06-19 2011-06-20 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Soreness -
2011-05-01 2011-05-06 DTD 5 4 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-09-24 2010-09-24 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2010-06-09 2010-06-09 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2009-06-11 2009-06-16 Minors 5 0 Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2009-04-29 2009-06-10 Minors 42 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-01 2009-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2008-07-02 2008-07-26 Minors 24 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-07-10 2007-09-07 Minors 59 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2007-08-18
2006-08-06 2006-09-04 Minors 29 0 Left Thumb Soreness - -
2006-07-19 2006-08-04 Minors 16 0 Left Thumb Soreness - -
2006-05-18 2006-05-25 Minors 7 0 Left Thumb Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PIT $250,000
2016 PIT $4,666,667
2015 PIT $4,166,667
2014 PIT $3,166,667
2013 PIT $1,166,667
2012 PIT $916,667
2011 PIT $666,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,750,001
2011Current$3,166,667
4 yrPvs + Cur$5,916,668
3 yrFuture$9,083,334
7 yrTotal$15,000,002

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 81 d6 years/$15M (2011-16), 2017-19 options

Details
  • 6 years/$15M (2011-16), plus 2017-19 club options. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 8/21/11, replacing 1 year/$0.428M deal signed 3/11. $1M signing bonus. 11:$0.5M, 12:$0.75M, 13:$1M, 14:$3M, 15:$4M, 16:$4.5M, 17:$6.5M club option, 18:$7.5M club option, 19:$8.5M club option ($0.25M buyout for any of the three options). Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 6/24/14. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 8/25/14.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/08.
  • 1 year (2008). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 7/25/08.
  • Signed by NY Yankees 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.55M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .253 .311 .428 .259
11 vs R (Multi) .276 .343 .385 .263
18 Split (Multi) .023 .032 -.043 .004
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .250 .271 .471 .257
31 vs R (2013) .292 .361 .417 .281
38 Split (2013) .042 .089 -.054 .024
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)With the not-so surprising news that both Oscar Taveras and Gregory Polanco start out in the minors, do either amass 250 AB's this season?
(mprzybylo from Fort Myers)
It's a good possibility for both. I don't see Travis Snider or Jose Tabata as a particularly tough obstacle for Polanco and while Taveras seems blocked, he's one of those prospects where the team will find a place for him when he's ready. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Jose Tabata - any hope for a return to the initial promising career, or is it over?
(Frank from Singapore)
There's probably a chance but it has to be viewed as a long shot at this point. He's buried in Pittsburgh and probably needs a trade. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a Pirate fan, do I have any reason to think any of our potential outfielders not named Andrew will be above average major league players? i.e. Snyder, Tabata, Marte?
(fgbaloh from Allentown)
fgbaloh, the good news is that those guys are all young. The bad news is... Jose Tabata has teased but seems to have plateaued. Travis Snider is not a bad gamble, but as with Tabata, he looks more like a role player to me. Starling Marte could be something. Scouts love him, PECOTA loves him, I have concerns about his plate discipline. But yeah, there's hope with him. (Geoff Young)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ben, Francisco Liriano - Jonathan Sanchez - Jose Tabata; which Bucco will have the best comeback season of the 3? thanks, Frank
(Frank from Singapore)
Tabata, I suppose. Probably best to bet on the young guy, where comebacks are concerned. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Pirates give Travis Snider a full look as a starter next year? And as a follow up do you expect him to be exposed as a Quad A if he does get the chance?
(JP from Toronto)
I think they acquired him with the intention of running him out there every day in 2013. Jose Tabata has been a mess, but he's signed long-term (albeit cheaply), so he'll get another chance, probably in left field. The Pirates view themselves as contenders and one of Snider/Tabata needs to show up next year. My money is on Snider. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-07-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben, if Brother Justin is now unavailable, do the Bucs look to get the Other Brother (ie the real BJ) as a stretch-drive rental?
(Sweet Lou from Singapore)
You'd think Upton might be more attractive to a team with a need (as opposed to a McCutchen) in center, but there are three outfield spots, and B.J. would certainly make the Bucs better. So, sure, they might look to get him. But whether they actually do get him depends on what the Rays want back, whether they expect Jose Tabata to contribute, whether they can afford to take on the rest of the money owed to Upton after adding Wandy, and a whole host of other factors I might not know any more about than you do. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a believer in Freddie Freeman and Jose Tabata? Can they sustain anything close to their current walk rates (Freeman 12%, Tabata 12.5%)? Which of the two do you think will be more valuable going forward?
(Dennis from LA)
Tabata had some solid walk rates in the minors--an improvement on his 6.3 percent rate from 2010 wouldn't be a surprise, especially given his start, but he doesn't have nearly enough plate appearances to say this is totally for real yet, either.

It's the same deal with Freeman. He had some solid walk rates in the minors--pretty good, not amazing--but has good strike zone judgment and low strikeout rates. Tabata is the better fantasy player for 2011, thanks to steals and his position--Freeman, as a first baseman, is going to have a harder time standing out at his position. (Marc Normandin)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a better season Brett Gardner or Jose Tabata? Is Gardner going to get 500 ABs?
(tony from albuquerque)
My capacity for objectivity is strained when it comes to Run BMG; new addition Jeremy Greenhouse and I constitute the BP chapter of the Brett Gardner/David Robertson fan club. If he can avoid the nagging injuries that handicapped him last year, he'll have every chance to reach 500 AB and put together a better season than Tabata. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Jose Tabata? Think he'll hit well enough to be a top-of-the-order guy?
(Guido from WV)
Yes, though maybe not in 2010. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)They shoot pirates, don't they? Anything to look forward to with the 2010 Bucs so I don't do the same?
(frank from vegas)
Well, Pedro Alvarez is up, and while he's off to just a 4-for-35 start, he should be good enough to stick in the majors once he gets his bearings. Neil Walker is taking to the majors as well, and that's worth something, too. I'm less optimistic about Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, but they're not hopeless. Andrew McCutchen is a damn fine ballplayer and Lastings Milledge is coming around. It's going to get better. Not immediately, but they're on the right track. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)If Jose Tabata hits 20 home runs a year, to go with his other stats, what do the Pirates have on their hands?
(Joe from Pa)
I guess that's the real question here-- how much power will he have? The lack of power would certainly be a problem, but if he does turn into 20-HR guy, he's gotta be an average corner outfielder. (Matt Swartz)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)You don't think Jose Tabata is a prospect??
(Ryan from Pittsburgh)
He's a prospect, but not a prospect worthy of the ?? you just gave me, particularly not at the moment of the trade, when the Yankees dealt him after some major discipline problems. Yes, he's operating at a high-level for a 20-year after a few years of not doing too much, but this is a guy who also has 26 career home runs in 431 games. He doesn't walk, not yet, and he's not a big speed guy, so if the power doesn't develop he's going to have to be a consistent .300 hitter to play. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)John-thanks for the chat. My previous question was submitted last week. Anyway, when does Jose Tabata make it to the majors and when does the power start to appear? Is Chase D'Arnaud the Pirates 2bman in 2011? or 2012?
(raygu1 from Burlington, NJ)
Tabata's power is going to start to show this year and he'll be up by August. D'Arnaud in 2011. I think he's a fast-tracker. (John Perrotto)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to figure out Jose Tabata. He's still only 21, and by all accounts he seems to hit line drives every time up, but he doesn't walk and has shown little power. Will he develop further so that he can be a productive regular on a good team?
(Joel from Washington, DC)
Sounds to me that you have him totally figured out. Based on what you clearly know, the real question of value revolves around his ability to play center or not. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your own take on Jose Tabata, is he going to be nothing more than a Melky Cabrera or could he be a batting champion.
(Mike from Utica,NY)
I'm not 100 percent sold on him yet. I'd say Melky Cabrera at this point. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)does Cashman take back the Nady trade in an eye-blink? And are there any other mid-staff pitchers the yanks can give away at this year's deadline?
(frank from vegas)
It wasn't the world's greatest trade, but I doubt he loses any sleep over it at all. Calling Karstens and Ohlendorf "mid-staff" is a bit generous, and Jose Tabata had backed them up against the wall (and is presently hitting .250/.324/.297 while on the Double-A DL). That leaves McCutchen at Triple-A. Looks like he'll be decent, but we don't know that for sure. (Steven Goldman)
2008-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)John, where does Jose Tabata start out next year? Altoona or Indy?
(Matt from Pittsburgh)
That's a good question. I'd say like Altoona, though how he looks in spring trianing could push him to Indianapolis. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Austin Jackson over Jose Tabata? And when will we see them playing for the yankees? Could we see Jackson as a September call-up? What is Melky Cabrera's future?
(Mike from NY)
Melky's future: 4th outfielder. Jackson looks a lot closer to being ready than Tabata, who has really regressed this season. Jackson could be an August callup, even, if Melky and/or Gardner don't produce soon. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I want to know what your girlfriend thinks of Jose Tabata's decline.
(Dan from Florida)
She states that his name sounds like 'toboggan', and therefore it sounds like he should be going downhill. I guess I should warn you all that my girlfriend knows nothing about baseball. Like I had to explain to her the concept of a walk a while back, and she doesn't understand why the pitchers are on another team, and wouldn't it be more interesting if your own pitcher threw to you so you could really hit the ball. She also think home runs should be outs because they don't stay on the playing field. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, seems there is alot of public perception issues with Jose Tabata. He has not hit for alot of power yet...he has battles with immaturity. All that being said...he does not turn 20 until Aug, and is in AA. Wonder if his reality will never meet the public's expectations.
(Tim from DC)
I don't know what the expectation is. We know he can hit .300 at A-ball even when hurt. Now we have to see what else comes with that, if anything. AS IS he's still not anything. What's exciting is his projectability. It would be way premature to give up on him -- given his age he might not come around for another five years. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Are you a Jose T Guy or a F-Mart Guy and why???
(Dewey from NYC)
Are there still Jose Tabata guys out there? (Bryan Smith)


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