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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date5-4-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 21 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.32010
-1.72011
2012
2013
-0.42014
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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 MIN 26 41 123 113 18 32 6 3 0 44 7 19 0 1 2 6 7 1 .283 .322 .389 .247 3.8 1.1 0.5
2009 MIN 27 71 231 198 28 46 7 1 2 61 21 37 0 2 10 19 6 2 .232 .303 .308 .225 -2.6 5.2 0.3
2010 MIN 28 48 100 87 8 20 4 3 1 33 9 18 0 3 1 18 1 1 .230 .293 .379 .241 1.7 1.2 0.3
2011 MIN 29 87 226 207 22 41 10 2 0 55 11 31 4 0 4 11 3 2 .198 .252 .266 .189 -12.5 -3.2 -1.7
Career24768060576139279319348105461754176.230.288.319.220-9.74.2-0.6

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 ELZ Rk 33 118 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTM A+ 111 472 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 40 173 .269 .250 .319 .372 .251 .319 100 1.4 4.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.4 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2006 NBR AA 72 292 .257 .254 .324 .390 .265 .295 91 -0.6 5.9 1 -0.2 0.6 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2007 ROC AAA 121 477 .292 .267 .334 .406 .262 .316 94 16.6 14.0 -0.2 -2.6 5.3 32.8 2.9 32.8 2.9
2008 MIN MLB 41 123 .247 .263 .327 .410 .254 .337 100 -1.7 3.6 0.7 1.1 2.3 3.8 0.5 3.8 0.5
2008 NBR AA 14 57 .206 .254 .322 .399 .246 .280 105 -3.4 1.7 0.5 0.1 -0.4 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2009 MIN MLB 71 231 .225 .267 .336 .423 .263 .273 104 -8.5 6.6 0.2 5.2 0.4 -2.6 0.3 -2.6 0.3
2009 ROC AAA 56 251 .254 .261 .329 .395 .249 .323 108 -1.6 7.3 -0.2 -1.2 -0.6 3.1 0.2 3.1 0.2
2010 MIN MLB 48 100 .241 .251 .319 .391 .250 .268 106 -2 2.8 0 1.2 -0.3 1.7 0.3 1.7 0.3
2010 ROC AAA 42 188 .242 .257 .326 .389 .248 .336 98 -3.8 5.6 0.8 -0.2 1.7 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2010 TWI Rk 4 15 .333 .235 .303 .293 .233 .444 109 1.1 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 MIN MLB 87 226 .189 .259 .321 .406 .259 .233 104 -15.7 6.1 1.1 -3.2 -1.9 -12.5 -1.7 -12.5 -1.7
2011 ROC AAA 17 73 .170 .256 .317 .380 .242 .160 99 -7.7 2.3 0.7 -0.4 0.6 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2012 IOW AAA 113 375 .230 .274 .340 .424 .269 .295 93 -12.5 11.1 2.3 -2.7 3.0 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.1
2013 CLR A+ 13 53 .320 .255 .322 .370 .255 .442 99 3.5 1.6 0.2 0.4 -0.4 5.3 0.6 5.3 0.6
2013 REA AA 25 84 .280 .249 .321 .372 .262 .333 100 1.7 2.3 0 1.4 -0.0 3.3 0.5 3.3 0.5
2013 LEH AAA 4 14 .049 .258 .323 .396 .252 .000 101 -3.2 0.4 0 -0.0 -0.6 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2013 PHL Rk 4 14 .401 .261 .322 .358 .249 .545 102 2.2 0.4 0 -0.7 -0.5 3.0 0.2 3.0 0.2
2014 REA AA 21 62 .150 .263 .325 .388 .259 .185 109 -7.1 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2014 LEH AAA 15 50 .201 .267 .342 .418 .261 .282 105 -3.4 1.5 -0.1 -0.8 -0.5 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2014 PHL Rk 4 16 .194 .245 .316 .346 .240 .250 103 -1.2 0.5 0 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 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
2004 ELZ Rk 118 23 32 7 2 3 18 12 13 3 2 .308 .376 .500 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTM A+ 472 55 111 20 6 3 46 35 80 11 4 .266 .317 .365 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NBR AA 292 33 64 15 1 3 35 30 43 5 1 .258 .341 .363 .105 .257 6.1 -0.2 0.6
2006 FTM A+ 173 20 47 6 3 4 24 14 17 7 2 .303 .363 .458 .155 .269 6.2 -0.4 0.6
2007 ROC AAA 477 65 122 24 7 6 53 37 56 11 3 .293 .348 .427 .134 .292 32.8 -2.6 2.9
2008 NBR AA 57 6 14 3 0 0 6 1 6 3 3 .250 .263 .304 .054 .206 -2.1 0.1 -0.2
2008 MIN MLB 123 18 32 6 3 0 6 7 19 7 1 .283 .322 .389 .106 .247 3.8 1.1 0.5
2009 MIN MLB 231 28 46 7 1 2 19 21 37 6 2 .232 .303 .308 .076 .225 -2.6 5.2 0.3
2009 ROC AAA 251 35 68 11 6 3 22 14 32 7 4 .288 .331 .424 .136 .254 3.1 -1.2 0.2
2010 TWI Rk 15 4 4 2 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 .333 .467 .500 .167 .333 1.1 -0.1 0.1
2010 ROC AAA 188 19 49 9 3 1 11 13 30 6 1 .283 .332 .387 .104 .242 3.9 -0.2 0.4
2010 MIN MLB 100 8 20 4 3 1 18 9 18 1 1 .230 .293 .379 .149 .241 1.7 1.2 0.3
2011 MIN MLB 226 22 41 10 2 0 11 11 31 3 2 .198 .252 .266 .068 .189 -12.5 -3.2 -1.7
2011 ROC AAA 73 7 8 1 1 0 3 10 11 5 3 .136 .254 .186 .051 .170 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4
2012 IOW AAA 375 38 79 16 1 1 13 34 66 9 5 .240 .313 .304 .064 .230 4.0 -2.7 0.1
2013 REA AA 84 10 24 1 1 0 5 4 7 1 2 .308 .337 .346 .038 .280 3.3 1.4 0.5
2013 CLR A+ 53 5 19 1 0 0 5 5 4 3 1 .404 .462 .426 .021 .320 5.3 0.4 0.6
2013 LEH AAA 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .000 .049 -3.4 -0.0 -0.3
2013 PHL Rk 14 1 6 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 .500 .571 .667 .167 .401 3.0 -0.7 0.2
2014 LEH AAA 50 3 11 1 0 0 1 5 4 1 1 .256 .333 .279 .023 .201 -2.1 -0.8 -0.3
2014 REA AA 62 4 10 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 .172 .213 .190 .017 .150 -4.8 0.3 -0.5
2014 PHL Rk 16 3 3 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 .231 .375 .231 .000 .194 0.2 0.4 0.1

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 428 0.5397 0.4413 0.8883 0.6147 0.2335 0.9437 0.7174 0.1117
2009 844 0.5355 0.4786 0.8536 0.6460 0.2832 0.9212 0.6757 0.1439
2010 352 0.5028 0.4148 0.8151 0.5819 0.2457 0.9029 0.6047 0.1849
2011 828 0.5314 0.4300 0.8736 0.5932 0.2448 0.9310 0.7158 0.1236
Career24520.53020.44650.86090.61350.25620.92580.68630.1373

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-14 - Minors - - Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2011-08-18 2011-08-20 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2011-08-16 2011-08-17 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2010-07-01 2010-08-15 15-DL 45 39 Right Fingers Dislocation Middle Finger -
2009-10-10 2009-10-12 DTD 2 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-05-16 2008-09-01 60-DL 108 97 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2008-05-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 PHI $
2012 CHN $
2011 MIN $425,000
2008 MIN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$815,000
2 yrTotal$815,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 57 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/22/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/14/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/7/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/26/10. Recalled 3/7/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/19/10. Recalled 6/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/3/09. Recalled 5/6/09. Recalled 9/4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07. Re-signed 1/24/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (16-481) (Mississippi).

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BP Articles

Matt Tolbert is referenced in the following articles.

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What Happened to the Twins?Elliot Mann2013-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The No-Hitters That Almost Weren'tBen Lindbergh2012-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Building Benches FasterR.J. Anderson2012-03-28
The Platoon Advantage: The Terrible Twins of 2012?Bill Parker2012-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL CentralR.J. Anderson2012-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part IJay Jaffe2012-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Twins Go CarollingR.J. Anderson2011-11-14
Overthinking It: Walkless WondersBen Lindbergh2011-07-07
Prospectus Perspective: Minnesota MiscastsChristina Kahrl2011-06-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: Anatomy of a CollapseJay Jaffe2011-06-08
Transaction Analysis Blog: The Twins Disabled List Continues to GrowR.J. Anderson2011-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB Update, 5/2Jason Collette2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Hello, Cleveland!John Perrotto2011-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Minnesota TwinsMarc Normandin2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Minnesota TwinsCorey Dawkins2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and MoreChristina Kahrl2011-01-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Third BaseMarc Normandin2011-01-12
Transaction Analysis: AL Central Transaction BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-25
One-Hoppers: Front Six LDS RostersChristina Kahrl2010-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Twins vs. YankeesJay Jaffe2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL HereChristina Kahrl2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The 2010 Replacement-level Killers Jay Jaffe2010-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Central PreoccupationsChristina Kahrl2010-06-10
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of June 6John Perrotto2010-06-06
Prospectus Hit List: Nobody's PerfectJay Jaffe2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Grab BagChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: A Knack for Getting KnackeredChristina Kahrl2010-06-01
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Minnesota TwinsWill Carroll2010-03-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Third Base RankingsMarc Normandin2010-02-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Thome, Taveras, and 10,000Christina Kahrl2010-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Vortices of SuckJay Jaffe2010-01-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-09-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central, PlusChristina Kahrl2009-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Report from Camden YardsJoe Sheehan2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Hopped Up or Hopping Mad?John Perrotto2009-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessCaribbean Series 2009: PreviewDerek Jacques2009-02-02
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen anything to make you worry about Nishioka as of yet? How badly do the Twins need some IF depth. Watching Matt Tolbert play makes me yearn for Steve Lombardozzi.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
I wrote about Nishioka and all things Twins infielder in today's TA (linked above). Suffice it to say that I'm not a believer. Even if you mean "other than a fractured fibula" and would be inclined to disregard his slow start at the plate, I just don't think Nishioka's cut out to be a productive major leaguer, based on his skill set and track record in Japan.

The Twins need IF depth badly, but I don't know if they'd agree. History suggests that Ron Gardenhire has no problem living and dying with the Tolberts of the world. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins are moving outdoors next year. Given that Minnesota in April and October should be, um, chilly, and they won't be playing on artificial turf, should they change their roster construction radically?
(ElAngelo from New York, NY)
That's assuming that guys beyond their lefty power hitters and the pitching have all that much value in the first place. Turf or grass, warm or cold, picking a polar bear over Matt Tolbert might at least score you a few more runs, but picking anybody over Matt Tolbert might score you a few more runs. The Twins need to get busy regardless of their environment. They can't afford to perpetually Punto away opportunities, and history doesn't cherish its post-season speed bumps. (Christina Kahrl)


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