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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .238 1 25 17 5 .226 0.0
Birth Date7-8-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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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 NYA 25 31 54 49 5 9 2 0 0 11 3 9 1 0 1 4 1 0 .184 .245 .224 .176 -3.2 -0.6 -0.4
Career315449592001139101410.184.245.224.176-3.2-0.6-0.4

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 YAN Rk 45 181 .297 .252 .340 .359 .269 .292 93 6.9 5.1 -0.1 0.8 -0.9 11.3 1.2 11.3 1.2
2007 TAM A+ 109 414 .241 .260 .334 .381 .256 .331 100 -9.1 12.7 -0.6 17.1 -1.0 3.1 2.0 3.1 2.0
2008 TRN AA 71 298 .283 .268 .340 .409 .262 .354 92 8.2 9.6 -0.6 4.0 1.3 19.8 2.4 19.8 2.4
2009 SWB AAA 90 406 .284 .266 .333 .400 .250 .372 101 11.6 12.7 0.2 1.1 -1.7 23.4 2.4 23.4 2.4
2010 NYA MLB 31 54 .176 .262 .327 .427 .265 .225 111 -4.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.6 0.0 -3.2 -0.4 -3.2 -0.4
2010 SWB AAA 81 370 .241 .264 .330 .412 .255 .318 96 -8.1 11.6 0.2 -0.0 0.4 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
2011 SWB AAA 113 494 .245 .262 .325 .408 .253 .343 88 -8.9 15.3 -0.6 1.8 2.0 6.0 0.7 6.0 0.7
2012 SWB AAA 101 456 .251 .262 .329 .400 .255 .341 101 -4.6 13.6 -0.8 3.2 3.0 13.1 1.6 13.1 1.6
2013 TOL AAA 103 415 .224 .248 .318 .371 .248 .263 96 -16.3 11.9 1 9.0 0.9 -2.5 0.7 -2.5 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
2006 YAN Rk 181 23 41 10 0 3 23 20 18 6 2 .273 .385 .400 .127 .297 11.3 0.8 1.2
2007 TAM A+ 414 47 108 22 3 2 45 15 66 19 6 .281 .314 .369 .088 .241 3.1 17.1 2.0
2008 TRN AA 298 46 82 17 3 2 33 23 42 8 3 .307 .363 .416 .109 .283 19.8 4.0 2.4
2009 SWB AAA 406 51 115 18 2 5 31 42 55 13 7 .326 .399 .431 .105 .284 23.4 1.1 2.4
2010 SWB AAA 370 41 86 16 2 1 24 28 65 9 4 .259 .332 .328 .069 .241 3.6 -0.0 0.3
2010 NYA MLB 54 5 9 2 0 0 4 3 9 1 0 .184 .245 .224 .041 .176 -3.2 -0.6 -0.4
2011 SWB AAA 494 53 123 19 6 4 46 33 103 12 4 .273 .327 .369 .096 .245 6.0 1.8 0.7
2012 SWB AAA 456 57 114 21 3 0 36 45 72 15 5 .284 .358 .351 .067 .251 13.1 3.2 1.6
2013 TOL AAA 415 34 80 27 0 3 41 19 89 9 7 .213 .252 .309 .096 .224 -2.5 9.0 0.7

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 201 0.5224 0.4478 0.8000 0.5905 0.2917 0.8871 0.6071 0.2000
Career2010.52240.44780.80.59050.29170.88710.60710.2

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-27 2011-07-14 Minors 17 15 - Back Spasms - -
2010-03-04 2010-03-05 Camp 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-05-09 2009-06-06 Minors 28 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-16 2009-05-03 Minors 17 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 86 d2012

Details
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/12/10.
  • Drafted 2006 (20-614) (Baylor).

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 510 53 126 25 3 3 42 37 97 13 6 .275 .333 .366 .259 12.5 3B 1, 2B 1 1.7
80o 489 48 115 22 3 3 39 33 96 12 5 .260 .316 .346 .246 5.9 3B 1, 2B 1 0.9
70o 475 45 108 21 3 3 37 31 95 11 5 .249 .304 .331 .237 1.4 3B 1, 2B 1 0.5
60o 462 43 102 20 3 3 35 29 94 10 5 .240 .293 .319 .229 -2.2 3B 1, 2B 1 0.0
50o 450 41 96 19 2 3 33 28 93 10 4 .232 .284 .307 .221 -5.4 3B 1, 2B 1 -0.3
40o 438 38 88 17 2 2 31 26 91 9 4 .223 .274 .296 .213 -8.5 3B 1, 2B 1 -0.6
30o 425 36 83 16 2 2 29 24 90 9 4 .214 .263 .284 .205 -11.5 3B 1, 2B 1 -1.0
20o 411 34 77 15 2 2 27 22 88 8 4 .203 .251 .270 .196 -14.9 3B 1, 2B 1 -1.4
10o 390 30 68 13 2 2 25 20 86 7 3 .189 .234 .250 .183 -19.0 3B 1, 2B 1 -1.8
Weighted Mean45542981923342893105.235.288.312.224-4.03B 1, 2B 1-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 1% 5% 5%

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
201530250235311111915535.234.287.311.225-0.4-5.5-0.20.414.9-20.61.4
201631250235210111916525.232.287.304.224-0.6-6.7-0.20.314.9-21.71.4
201732250235110111816514.226.283.292.218-1.0-10.4-0.30.214.9-25.31.4
201833631571302533454013510.224.279.290.216-0.9-11.9-0.90.414.9-26.33.5
20193462055126243244401358.223.278.287.214-1.1-13.3-1.30.214.9-27.23.4
20203562356126243244401366.223.279.289.215-1.1-13.2-1.50.014.9-26.63.4
20213661454122233242401375.216.273.276.209-1.5-17.4-1.7-0.114.9-30.53.4
20223764058129243447421424.221.278.292.215-1.1-14.0-1.9-0.314.9-26.73.5
20233863755124233243411443.213.269.272.206-1.8-19.7-1.9-0.514.9-32.23.5

Upside By Year

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Kenny Perez 2011 .000 DNP
2 89 Brian Barden 2010 .187
3 89 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
4 88 Ray Olmedo 2010 .000 DNP
5 88 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
6 88 Diory Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
7 88 Angel Chavez 2011 .000 DNP
8 87 Joey Hammond 2007 .000 DNP
9 87 Ray Chang 2013 .000 DNP
10 85 Carlos Mendoza 2009 .000 DNP
11 85 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
12 84 Brandon Pinckney 2011 .000 DNP
13 84 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
14 84 Chris Nowak 2012 .000 DNP
15 83 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
16 83 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
17 83 Ryan Rohlinger 2013 .000 DNP
18 83 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
19 83 Craig Stansberry 2011 .000 DNP
20 82 Chris Barnwell 2008 .000 DNP
21 82 Adam Fox 2011 .000 DNP
22 81 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
23 81 Chris De La Cruz 2011 .000 DNP
24 81 Josh Labandeira 2008 .000 DNP
25 81 Juan Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
26 81 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
27 81 Gil Velazquez 2009 .219
28 81 Mike Rouse 2009 .000 DNP
29 80 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
30 80 Gookie Dawkins 2008 .000 DNP
31 80 William Bergolla 2012 .000 DNP
32 80 Clay Timpner 2012 .000 DNP
33 80 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
34 80 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
35 80 Ed Rogers 2008 .000 DNP
36 80 Buck Coats 2011 .000 DNP
37 80 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
38 80 Skyler Stromsmoe 2013 .000 DNP
39 80 Tomas De La Rosa 2007 .000 DNP
40 80 Jason Bowers 2007 .000 DNP
41 79 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
42 79 Alejandro Machado 2011 .000 DNP
43 79 Jesus Merchan 2010 .000 DNP
44 79 Ben Copeland 2013 .000 DNP
45 79 Kenny Kelly 2008 .000 DNP
46 79 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
47 79 Mel Stocker 2010 .000 DNP
48 79 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
49 79 Fernando Cortez 2011 .000 DNP
50 79 Ryan Klosterman 2011 .000 DNP
51 79 Rich Thompson 2008 .000 DNP
52 79 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
53 79 Carlos Leon 2009 .000 DNP
54 79 Justin Christian 2009 .000 DNP
55 79 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
56 79 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
57 79 Ivan Ochoa 2012 .000 DNP
58 79 Tommy Watkins 2009 .000 DNP
59 79 Victor Mercedes 2008 .000 DNP
60 78 Ricardo Nanita 2010 .000 DNP
61 78 Adam Stern 2009 .000 DNP
62 78 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
63 78 Melvin Dorta 2011 .000 DNP
64 78 Paco Figueroa 2012 .000 DNP
65 78 Kory Casto 2011 .000 DNP
66 78 Luke Allen 2008 .000 DNP
67 78 Chris Roberson 2009 .000 DNP
68 78 John Raburn 2008 .000 DNP
69 78 Casey Smith 2008 .000 DNP
70 78 Branden Florence 2007 .000 DNP
71 78 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
72 78 Jace Brewer 2008 .000 DNP
73 78 Brad Coon 2012 .000 DNP
74 78 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
75 77 Aaron Mathews 2011 .000 DNP
76 77 Tuffy Gosewisch 2013 .146
77 77 Rashad Eldridge 2011 .000 DNP
78 77 Victor Mendez 2009 .000 DNP
79 77 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
80 77 Pete Maestrales 2009 .000 DNP
81 77 Jeff Bannon 2009 .000 DNP
82 77 Doug Bernier 2009 .000 DNP
83 77 Ray Navarrete 2007 .000 DNP
84 77 Scott Beerer 2012 .000 DNP
85 77 Casey Benjamin 2010 .000 DNP
86 77 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
87 77 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
88 77 Vinny Rottino 2009 .000 DNP
89 77 Frank Moore 2008 .000 DNP
90 77 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
91 77 Brant Ust 2008 .000 DNP
92 77 Kevin Howard 2010 .000 DNP
93 77 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
94 77 Esteban German 2007 .253
95 77 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP
96 77 Bubba Bell 2012 .000 DNP
97 77 Chris Robinson 2013 .218
98 77 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
99 77 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
100 77 Luis Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 When trying to build a career as a major-league utility player, it helps to be a shortstop first. Russo is primarily a second baseman whom the Yankees are trying to morph into a multi-position sub. Of course, defensive versatility is only a benefit if it helps you get an above-replacement-level bat into the lineup, especially when your glove plays better in the corners, and after consecutive .300-plus seasons in the minors, Russo failed to provide that either at Scranton or with the big-league club—his selectivity, which had improved in 2009, went back at “untenable” in 2010. That small change will cost Russo untold dollars, as it’s the difference between his having a steady roster spot and being an anonymous traveler on the 25th-man taxi squad.
2010 Teams don't expect to get much out of 20th-round draft picks, but Russo has hit well enough in his minor-league career to suggest he could succeed as a hustling reserve in the majors. The usual caveats for would-be bench infielders apply: Russo isn't a shortstop, and with burgeoning bullpens, it's almost mandatory that a team's reserve infielder be passable there. He's also been frequently injured. One intriguing but possibly trivial aspect of Russo's game is that he has a consistent reverse split throughout his career, not doing much against southpaws. If he can continue to hit .300 against righties while learning to do what seems to come naturally to most right-handers, he could boost himself out of the the afterthought category.

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Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: New York YankeesJay Jaffe2010-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: How Important is the AL East Title?Ben Lindbergh2010-09-20
Prospectus Perspective: The Magical Magic of Yankees-Red SoxSteven Goldman2010-08-05
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary EditionChristina Kahrl2010-06-18
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
One-Hoppers: Game Story: Yankees at Mets, May 21Jay Jaffe2010-05-22
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of May 22John Perrotto2010-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Crumbling and CrumbsChristina Kahrl2010-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Classics AbuseChristina Kahrl2010-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23


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