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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date9-5-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.92010
-0.72011
1.32012
-0.52013
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
2009 CHN 23 6 20 17 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 .176 .250 .176 .187 -0.8 0.6 -0.0
2010 CHN 24 135 394 358 60 91 18 5 20 179 30 100 3 2 1 56 6 1 .254 .316 .500 .284 18.4 -0.6 1.9
2011 CHN 25 80 222 206 17 31 8 3 6 63 14 58 0 1 1 20 0 0 .150 .204 .306 .186 -8.3 1.8 -0.7
2012 COL 26 136 452 420 62 122 27 10 18 223 21 117 2 1 2 72 7 3 .290 .327 .531 .267 10.0 2.7 1.3
2013 COL 27 27 78 75 8 12 0 0 3 21 3 27 0 0 0 10 0 0 .160 .192 .280 .170 -4.7 0.1 -0.5
2014 SFN 28 57 149 139 16 31 10 3 2 53 8 45 1 1 0 18 1 0 .223 .268 .381 .240 3.4 -1.8 0.2
Career4411315121516429063214954278352664178144.239.287.446.24918.02.82.2

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
2006 BOI A- 64 288 .298 .255 .330 .373 .272 .302 110 11.2 8.0 -1.3 2.1 0.4 20.1 2.4 20.1 2.4
2007 DAY A+ 63 262 .313 .262 .327 .382 .255 .356 100 15.8 8.1 0.6 6.4 1.5 24.3 3.0 24.3 3.0
2007 TEN AA 62 257 .263 .257 .330 .397 .262 .341 102 0.9 8.1 -0.4 3.0 1.0 10.1 1.3 10.1 1.3
2008 TEN AA 137 602 .250 .260 .339 .392 .251 .288 112 -6.7 17.8 -2.2 5.2 4.9 14.3 1.9 14.3 1.9
2009 CHN MLB 6 20 .187 .274 .352 .442 .286 .231 99 -1.6 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.3 -0.8 -0.0 -0.8 -0.0
2009 DAY A+ 32 129 .243 .247 .325 .348 .249 .321 101 -2.4 3.7 -1.7 -0.0 2.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2009 TEN AA 84 330 .296 .255 .331 .384 .265 .325 94 13.9 10.2 -3.4 -3.2 -0.1 18.4 1.6 18.4 1.6
2010 CHN MLB 135 394 .284 .257 .323 .403 .267 .296 98 9.8 10.9 -2.6 -0.6 1.2 18.4 1.9 18.4 1.9
2011 CHN MLB 80 222 .186 .256 .319 .400 .264 .175 100 -16.3 6.0 -1.6 1.8 1.2 -8.3 -0.7 -8.3 -0.7
2011 IOW AAA 50 212 .235 .288 .354 .456 .271 .312 103 -6.3 6.6 -1.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 COL MLB 136 452 .267 .253 .315 .403 .261 .364 118 3.2 12.2 -3.1 2.7 1.2 10.0 1.3 10.0 1.3
2013 COL MLB 27 78 .170 .258 .311 .400 .258 .200 115 -6.8 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.6 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2013 CSP AAA 67 272 .279 .278 .348 .433 .271 .340 115 5.6 7.7 -1.4 -3.2 0.2 11.3 0.8 11.3 0.8
2014 SFN MLB 57 149 .240 .256 .316 .386 .263 .312 96 -2.7 3.8 -0.7 -1.8 1.7 3.4 0.2 3.4 0.2
2014 FRE AAA 50 176 .205 .279 .348 .442 .267 .294 97 -11.1 5.3 -1.8 1.8 1.4 -6.2 -0.4 -6.2 -0.4

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
2006 BOI A- 288 50 71 12 6 11 53 17 55 12 5 .268 .317 .483 .215 .298 20.1 2.1 2.4
2007 TEN AA 257 34 72 11 2 9 31 5 54 7 1 .291 .312 .462 .170 .263 10.1 3.0 1.3
2007 DAY A+ 262 38 75 24 3 7 50 10 47 10 4 .306 .341 .514 .208 .313 24.3 6.4 3.0
2008 TEN AA 602 68 138 27 11 14 80 44 101 7 4 .256 .314 .424 .169 .250 14.3 5.2 1.9
2009 DAY A+ 129 18 28 5 2 1 10 13 27 3 1 .250 .333 .357 .107 .243 1.6 -0.0 0.2
2009 TEN AA 330 51 92 13 7 14 50 16 57 5 1 .300 .332 .524 .225 .296 18.4 -3.2 1.6
2009 CHN MLB 20 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .176 .250 .176 .000 .187 -0.8 0.6 -0.0
2010 CHN MLB 394 60 91 18 5 20 56 30 100 6 1 .254 .316 .500 .246 .284 18.4 -0.6 1.9
2011 CHN MLB 222 17 31 8 3 6 20 14 58 0 0 .150 .204 .306 .155 .186 -8.3 1.8 -0.7
2011 IOW AAA 212 32 52 12 6 7 32 5 55 1 1 .256 .270 .478 .222 .235 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2012 COL MLB 452 62 122 27 10 18 72 21 117 7 3 .290 .327 .531 .240 .267 10.0 2.7 1.3
2013 CSP AAA 272 47 63 8 6 9 32 36 62 6 3 .275 .377 .480 .205 .279 11.3 -3.2 0.8
2013 COL MLB 78 8 12 0 0 3 10 3 27 0 0 .160 .192 .280 .120 .170 -4.7 0.1 -0.5
2014 FRE AAA 176 21 37 9 2 2 18 11 43 1 0 .227 .278 .344 .117 .205 -6.2 1.8 -0.4
2014 SFN MLB 149 16 31 10 3 2 18 8 45 1 0 .223 .268 .381 .158 .240 3.4 -1.8 0.2

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 79 0.4177 0.5696 0.7556 0.6970 0.4783 0.9130 0.5909 0.2444
2010 1429 0.4486 0.5140 0.7180 0.6786 0.3794 0.8529 0.5217 0.2820
2011 810 0.4667 0.5407 0.7603 0.7143 0.3889 0.8667 0.5893 0.2397
2012 1684 0.4555 0.5113 0.7241 0.6649 0.3806 0.8000 0.6132 0.2759
2013 316 0.4620 0.4873 0.7338 0.6575 0.3412 0.7917 0.6379 0.2662
2014 564 0.4557 0.4787 0.6963 0.6615 0.3257 0.8118 0.5000 0.3037
Career48820.45520.51260.72620.67680.37430.82920.57060.2738

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-09-29 2012-09-30 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2010-09-20 2010-10-04 15-DL 14 13 Left Chest Collapsed Lung Pneumothorax From Bat Laceration -
2010-09-13 2010-09-13 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-05-10 2009-05-19 Minors 9 0 Head Concussion Moderate -
2008-10-26 2008-10-26 WIN 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-10-26
2008-02-24 2008-02-27 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Tightness -
2007-03-04 2007-03-13 Camp 9 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $
2013 COL $
2012 COL $481,000
2011 CHN $440,000
2010 CHN $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,322,000
3 yrTotal$1,322,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 1 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco 2/22/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May opt out of contracts 3/31/14 or 6/1/14 if not on 25-man roster. Contract selected by San Francisco 5/10/14. DFA by San Francisco 8/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/14.
  • 1 year/$2.275M (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Signed by Colorado 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 9/21/09.
  • Drafted 2006 (1-13). $1.475M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .208 .233 .322 .183
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .302 .499 .262
18 Split (Multi) .048 .070 .176 .079
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .150 .150 .150 .108
31 vs R (2013) .171 .237 .429 .221
38 Split (2013) .021 .087 .279 .113
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What players to you see suffering a big regression. What players do you think surprise this year?
(Jason from Philadelphia )
Torii Hunter seems like an obvious regression candidate. The BABIP was extreme and the power and speed are dwindling as he moves into his later 30s. Chris Davis is kind of a one-trick pony and if the power slips even a little his value takes a serious hit. I don't see another 30+ bombs for Davis this year. As far as surprises go, I think Ike Davis shakes off the rust of his Valley Fever and becomes a serious 40 home run threat. Tyler Colvin is a player I really like to find a way into playing time and hit 20 home runs (assuming, of course, he gets to play). (Mike Gianella)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Colvin in Denver or Ian Stewart in Chicago, who has a better 2012?
(Chuck Norris' Right Fist from Choose or Die)
Ugh. Uuuuugh. Stewart. (Sam Miller)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Tyler Colvin? He is a very controversial player amongst Cub fans.
(Matt from Chicago)
I think he can be a useful piece, but I wouldn't overexpose him as an every day player. He's never going to have a high OBP, he's always going to strike out a lot, but power is power, especially from the left side. If I'm the Cubs, I carry him as a 4th outfielder (remember, Soriano, Byrd, and Fukudome are all 32 or older) and bench bat, and then also carry a 5th guy who's righty and can play defense, like a Reed Johnson type. (Mike Petriello)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Happy New Year KG. I know there's no love for Tyler Colvin as a future star, but 2nd division starter seems a bit low too. Is there any wiggle room there?
(strupp from Madison)
Not for me. No clue how he's a first-division starter at 1B or a corner OF. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do scouts around the league view Tyler Colvin as a viable , everyday player or more of a 4th OF?
(Matt from Chicago)
At the beginning of the year, strictly a fourth outfield. Now, opinion is more evenly split. (John Perrotto)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance that Tyler Colvin can get his OBP in the .330-.340 range? I like the pop but he seems hopeless against decent breaking stuff.
(Matt from Chicago)
His minor league walk rates were never that high, and I don't usually see players develop patience at the major league level. I'd say .330 would be his 80th percentile in a perfect world, but that we're looking at a .280/.315/.460 hitter worth keeping around pre-arbitration, but not after that. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)After mining the relevant data, is there anything that tells you that Tyler Colvin can settle in as a .280/.340/.840 type if player? His K rate can't stay this high, can it?
(Matt from Chicago)
I relayed this question to resident Cubs fan and data miner Colin Wyers. I'll let his answer stand on its own: "Colvin exists to punish me for every time I've laughed at Jeff Francoeur." (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Tyler Colvin? His power has been impressive, but he seems a little out of place leading off. Have you talked with KG recently about what his ceiling might be given this year's performance? He seems like more of a 5-hitter than a leadoff guy to me....Thanks!
(mschroeder14 from wi)
That's kind of my hope, with DeWitt added to the team, is that they slot him up front and move Colvin lower down again. But let's face it, as much of an interesting tools guy with potentially high upside as he might have, I find it hard to believe that Colvin is going to get homers on 18 percent of his fly balls forever. Cut that down several pegs, and you've got a guy a lot like a young Jacque Jones (with a better arm). Playable in a corner for several seasons, up until he gets expensive. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-04-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has anything youve seen from Tyler Colvin, thus far, changed your statistical outlook on him for this season or for his career, going forward?
(Matt from Chicago)
Not especially. It is hard to seem him continuing to hit .375 with isolated power of .519 on balls in play, even if he's played for a full-time platoon advantage. He's still within his first 100 PA, and major league pitchers often seem to go through an extended "show me you can this" phase before developing a more detailed book. If he can through May with numbers like this I'll start to believe there's a real component to the changes. (Clay Davenport)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)the chicago media is gaga over Tyler Colvin, mostly because he's not Milton Bradley. What is his upside? What do you think about his prospects?
(spf from ill.)
Remember back in the day when Todd Hollandsworth got hot and that certain subsection of Cubs folks (you know the type) got all worked up and wanted him to play more and then when he did, it wasn't so good? It's like that. Colvin is going to have a big league career, but he'll have for more time as a bench outfielder than a starter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What can we read into Tyler Colvin's ridiculous August (.379/.425/.689) and good season (.300/.334/.524)? Still MLB starter potential? 4th OF/bench bat?
(Mark from Sacramento)
Stock is certainly back up, but I have problems seeing him as a every day guy in a corner. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the biggest 1st round blunder you've seen a team make in the past few years Tyler Colvin seems like a good candidate. And don't give up on the Jonas brothers just yet, Alec Baldwin joined the group and...never mind they just kicked him out.
(carl from airport)
uh, Matt Bush?

Back in the day, I had a theory that Hanson would, like 20 years after mmm-bop release some kind of sprawling masterpiece, because they were actually musicians -- That might be true about the Jonas brothers as well. They play instruments, they're living a life that could lead to some strangeness down the road. I wouldn't be shocked. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you view Tyler Colvin after the subpar 2008 season?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
He's another tough one because he did have a real good second half and showed an improved approach. I wasn't a huge fan even coming into the year because he's fringy in center and doesn't have the power for a corner -- bad combo. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageCubs take Brett Jackson from Cal, who seemed to be in the mix for every team in the 20s. He's either a star or the next Tyler Colvin. That's really the range here as a risk/upside college guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageThis reminds me what the Cubs did a few years ago when they drafted Tyler Colvin with the intention of spending money on Jeff Samardzija later in the draft. We hear the Pirates will be busy in the Dominican and in later rounds, but it's certainly weird to see Sanchez' name in the top five. Not more than a couple days ago, Kevin and I agreed that Jason Castro was a better prospect one year ago. And we know what we all thought about that Castro pick then. (Bryan Smith)
 

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