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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .258 9 26 32 1 .266 0.4
Birth Date9-9-1984
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.42011
-0.12012
0.12013
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
2011 SFN 26 15 53 50 7 15 3 2 2 28 2 8 0 1 0 9 0 1 .300 .321 .560 .315 2.4 1.0 0.4
2012 SFN 27 48 114 105 10 22 3 0 4 37 6 19 2 0 1 11 1 0 .209 .265 .352 .219 -3.1 2.4 -0.1
2013 SFN 28 48 92 85 11 19 4 0 3 32 5 17 1 1 0 12 0 0 .224 .272 .376 .237 0.7 0.0 0.1
Career111259240285610299713443213211.233.279.404.2450.03.50.4

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 SLO A- 60 250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AUG A 137 589 .257 .264 .338 .402 .261 .300 101 -1.6 17.7 -11.4 1.3 2.2 10.0 1.1 10.0 1.1
2008 SJO A+ 131 508 .278 .268 .336 .403 .269 .310 91 10.1 15.6 -9.7 -4.8 4.4 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
2009 NRW AA 139 581 .302 .254 .330 .378 .264 .317 91 27.5 17.3 -11 1.6 1.1 39.3 4.3 39.3 4.3
2010 FRE AAA 140 567 .257 .283 .355 .441 .275 .289 98 -1.7 17.2 -10.9 -3.2 -1.6 3.9 0.1 3.9 0.1
2011 SFN MLB 15 53 .315 .244 .302 .371 .244 .317 91 2.9 1.4 -0.9 1.0 -0.3 2.4 0.4 2.4 0.4
2011 FRE AAA 133 576 .283 .287 .357 .451 .265 .305 106 15.6 17.9 -7.1 -8.2 -3.8 21.9 1.3 21.9 1.3
2012 SFN MLB 48 114 .219 .262 .318 .413 .261 .220 99 -4.6 3.1 -1.4 2.4 -1.2 -3.1 -0.1 -3.1 -0.1
2012 FRE AAA 60 268 .287 .274 .335 .430 .262 .294 103 8.2 8.0 -5 -1.8 -2.4 8.0 0.6 8.0 0.6
2013 SFN MLB 48 92 .237 .248 .312 .385 .257 .242 102 -2 2.4 -0.9 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 FRE AAA 68 298 .345 .277 .346 .428 .272 .347 100 27.4 8.6 -5.2 -0.0 -1.0 31.3 3.2 31.3 3.2

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
2006 SLO A- 250 37 49 16 0 5 35 22 39 3 2 .220 .298 .359 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AUG A 589 72 144 47 1 10 91 38 81 4 2 .269 .325 .416 .147 .257 10.0 1.3 1.1
2008 SJO A+ 508 73 122 32 0 9 65 33 85 5 2 .266 .327 .395 .129 .278 21.2 -4.8 1.6
2009 NRW AA 581 71 157 37 1 19 109 37 72 6 3 .298 .353 .480 .182 .302 39.3 1.6 4.3
2010 FRE AAA 567 63 143 34 0 16 84 30 65 7 2 .275 .324 .433 .158 .257 3.9 -3.2 0.1
2011 SFN MLB 53 7 15 3 2 2 9 2 8 0 1 .300 .321 .560 .260 .315 2.4 1.0 0.4
2011 FRE AAA 576 82 167 36 3 25 107 25 54 6 6 .312 .341 .530 .218 .283 21.9 -8.2 1.3
2012 SFN MLB 114 10 22 3 0 4 11 6 19 1 0 .209 .265 .352 .143 .219 -3.1 2.4 -0.1
2012 FRE AAA 268 35 70 18 1 11 45 13 36 0 0 .285 .336 .500 .215 .287 8.0 -1.8 0.6
2013 FRE AAA 298 48 95 21 2 18 79 15 40 1 0 .344 .379 .630 .286 .345 31.3 -0.0 3.2
2013 SFN MLB 92 11 19 4 0 3 12 5 17 0 0 .224 .272 .376 .153 .237 0.7 0.0 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
2011 186 0.4731 0.5645 0.8095 0.7159 0.4286 0.9683 0.5714 0.1905
2012 400 0.4700 0.5175 0.7536 0.7021 0.3538 0.8636 0.5600 0.2464
2013 332 0.4458 0.4940 0.7561 0.6284 0.3859 0.9140 0.5493 0.2439
Career9180.46190.51850.76580.67820.38060.9030.55840.2342

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-22 2013-04-15 15-DL 24 13 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2013-03-14 -
2013-03-05 2013-03-22 Camp 17 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-03-14 -
2011-10-01 2011-10-01 Off 0 0 - Hip Stress Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SFN $494,000
2012 SFN $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$974,000
2 yrTotal$974,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 76 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Signed by KIA Tigers of Korea, with San Francisco receiving a transfer fee of about $0.5M. $50,000 signing bonus. 14:$0.25M.
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Francisco 8/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/09. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2006 (7-206) (Cal State Fullerton). $0.13M signing bonus.

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 514 64 142 30 2 21 72 25 76 2 1 .296 .334 .500 .304 27.2 1B 0, LF 0 2.9
80o 492 59 130 28 2 19 66 23 74 2 1 .282 .319 .475 .289 19.4 1B 0, LF 0 2.0
70o 476 55 121 26 2 18 62 21 73 2 1 .271 .307 .457 .279 14.1 1B 0, LF 0 1.4
60o 463 52 114 24 2 17 59 20 72 2 1 .262 .298 .442 .270 9.8 1B 0, LF 0 1.0
50o 450 49 108 23 2 16 56 19 71 2 1 .254 .289 .428 .262 6.0 1B 0, LF 0 0.6
40o 437 46 102 22 2 15 53 18 70 2 1 .246 .280 .414 .254 2.5 1B 0, LF 0 0.2
30o 424 43 94 20 1 14 49 16 68 2 1 .237 .270 .399 .245 -1.2 1B 0, LF 0 -0.2
20o 408 40 87 19 1 13 46 15 67 1 1 .227 .259 .381 .235 -5.1 1B 0, LF 0 -0.6
10o 386 36 77 17 1 11 41 13 65 1 1 .212 .243 .357 .221 -10.1 1B 0, LF 0 -1.2
Weighted Mean456501112421657197121.258.293.435.2667.81B 0, LF 00.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 10% 11% 19% 35%

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
201530250285712183010431.239.272.398.2440.22.0-0.7-2.714.9-9.6-0.5
201631250295712193111431.241.281.411.2510.66.3-0.7-2.714.9-5.2-0.5
20173246552104221155520761.240.276.400.246-0.10.3-1.3-5.214.9-8.1-1.0
201833637691392821972261100.232.267.379.237-1.0-7.9-1.6-7.314.9-13.9-1.3
201934613661312621969281070.228.267.377.236-1.0-8.3-1.5-7.214.9-14.6-1.3
202035637691372711871321100.232.273.376.237-1.0-7.8-1.6-7.714.9-13.5-1.3
202136623651312521766281110.224.263.359.228-1.6-13.1-1.5-7.714.9-18.8-1.3
202237607621272511563261060.224.261.355.227-1.7-14.1-1.5-7.614.9-19.9-1.3
202338604611232421562261100.216.254.343.220-2.1-18.1-1.5-7.814.9-23.8-1.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.90.11.30.6out of baseballout of baseball3.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 85 Chris Carter 2012 .000 DNP
2 83 Scott Thorman 2011 .000 DNP
3 81 J.R. House 2009 .000 DNP
4 81 Lance Niekro 2008 .000 DNP
5 80 Micah Hoffpauir 2009 .262
6 80 Michael Aubrey 2011 .000 DNP
7 80 Nick Stavinoha 2011 .000 DNP
8 79 Hector Gimenez 2012 .338
9 79 Lou Montanez 2011 .213
10 79 Jorge Piedra 2008 .000 DNP
11 77 Carlos Rivera 2007 .000 DNP
12 77 Matt Diaz 2007 .287
13 77 Matt Downs 2013 .000 DNP
14 77 Jordan Brown 2013 .204
15 77 Paul McAnulty 2010 .184
16 77 Jake Fox 2012 .000 DNP
17 77 Jesse Gutierrez 2007 .000 DNP
18 76 Jason Pridie 2013 .160
19 76 Matt Craig 2010 .000 DNP
20 76 Michael Morse 2011 .322
21 76 Jeff Clement 2013 .000 DNP
22 76 Garrett Jones 2010 .259
23 76 Joe Mather 2012 .211
24 75 Chris Denorfia 2010 .299
25 75 Nate Gold 2009 .000 DNP
26 75 Mario Lisson 2013 .000 DNP
27 75 Tagg Bozied 2009 .000 DNP
28 75 Jeff Frazier 2012 .000 DNP
29 75 Drew Locke 2012 .000 DNP
30 75 Josh Rabe 2008 .000 DNP
31 75 Terry Tiffee 2008 .274
32 75 Brian Stavisky 2010 .000 DNP
33 75 Ben Lasater 2013 .000 DNP
34 75 Jesus Guzman 2013 .240
35 74 Trent Oeltjen 2012 .000 DNP
36 74 Jeff Baisley 2012 .000 DNP
37 74 Scott Moore 2013 .000 DNP
38 74 Brad Nelson 2012 .000 DNP
39 74 Brett Carroll 2012 -.001
40 74 John Hester 2013 .624
41 74 Ryan Shealy 2009 .000 DNP
42 73 Jason Hart 2007 .000 DNP
43 73 Juan Miranda 2012 .000 DNP
44 73 Steve Pearce 2012 .258
45 73 Johan Limonta 2013 .000 DNP
46 73 Mark Saccomanno 2009 .000 DNP
47 73 Jerad Head 2012 .000 DNP
48 73 Travis Ishikawa 2013 .107
49 73 Chris Aguila 2008 .160
50 73 Luke Montz 2013 .215
51 73 John Gall 2007 .063
52 73 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
53 72 Eric Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
54 72 Rene Rivera 2013 .224
55 72 Adam Moore 2013 .282
56 72 Marshall McDougall 2008 .000 DNP
57 72 Branden Florence 2007 .000 DNP
58 72 Aaron Bates 2013 .000 DNP
59 72 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
60 72 Mike Vento 2007 .000 DNP
61 72 Shelley Duncan 2009 .117
62 72 Delwyn Young 2011 .000 DNP
63 72 Matt Carson 2011 .000 DNP
64 71 Larry Broadway 2010 .000 DNP
65 71 Adam Loewen 2013 .000 DNP
66 71 Nathan Espy 2007 .000 DNP
67 71 Rhyne Hughes 2013 .000 DNP
68 71 Chip Ambres 2009 .000 DNP
69 71 Jeff Salazar 2010 .000 DNP
70 71 Erik Kratz 2009 .000 DNP
71 71 Mike Aviles 2010 .252
72 71 Greg Dobbs 2008 .287
73 70 Leslie Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
74 70 Freddy Sandoval 2012 .000 DNP
75 70 Reid Gorecki 2010 .000 DNP
76 70 Eugenio Velez 2011 .039
77 70 Shawn Riggans 2010 .000 DNP
78 70 Kevin Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
79 70 Amaury Cazana 2008 .000 DNP
80 70 Luis Terrero 2009 .000 DNP
81 70 Blake Lalli 2012 .132
82 70 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
83 70 Corey Smith 2011 .000 DNP
84 70 Michael Restovich 2008 .000 DNP
85 70 Prentice Redman 2009 .000 DNP
86 70 Alejandro De Aza 2013 .266
87 69 Jackson Melian 2009 .000 DNP
88 69 Josh Whitesell 2011 .000 DNP
89 69 Chris Rahl 2013 .000 DNP
90 69 Travis Buck 2013 .000 DNP
91 69 Laynce Nix 2010 .282
92 69 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
93 69 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
94 69 Chris Basak 2008 .000 DNP
95 69 Cole Gillespie 2013 .205
96 69 Daniel Nava 2012 .268
97 69 Jed Morris 2009 .000 DNP
98 69 Ty Wigginton 2007 .269
99 69 Drew T Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
100 69 Brandon Moss 2013 .328

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .249 .337 .224
11 vs R (Multi) .278 .322 .479 .274
18 Split (Multi) .079 .073 .142 .050
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .193 .233 .333 .225
31 vs R (2013) .286 .344 .464 .279
38 Split (2013) .093 .110 .131 .054
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Despite an underwhelming track record, Pill was able to sneak into Bochy's rotation at first base early last season, though he eventually played himself out of that role. Pill has seen time at first base, third base, and left field in the majors, and has also dabbled at second base in the minors. Unfortunately, when not playing first he looks like a first baseman masquerading as a utility player. Offensively, he has all the punch of a middle infielder and an aggressive approach that doesn't lend itself to drawing walks. Pill's profile isn't a good one and it leaves him fighting to stick around.
2012 Pill's been hitting doubles in the minors for years, but in 2011 his home run total jumped, boosting his isolated power above .200 for the first time. That's an exciting threshold for a second baseman, but Pill is not exciting. ("Hey not fair!" óBrett Pill.) For one thing, he's not a second baseman. He's a first baseman who played second in Fresno because Brandon Belt was blocking him, and he played it with all the range you would expect from somebody with Pill's size and inexperience. For another, he's 27, and his on-base percentage was worse than the PCL average. So, he's not exciting ("Stop saying that!" óBrett Pill), but he should be useful as a right-handed utility guy playing his peak years for the major league minimum.
2011 Nice-guy first baseman Brett Pill's production spike in his Double-A debut in 2009 was encouraging, but his return to his previous level at Triple-A last year made it look like a fluke, which was, like, tough medicine to, uhm, ingest, or something.
2010 Can we vote to make Brett Pill an honorary Waner? Merely OK power and an unintentional walk rate below five percent probably makes the question pointless.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Weekend of AlmostsDaniel Rathman2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-16
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
BP Unfiltered: Maholm Throws Utley a Curve (Literally)Ben Lindbergh2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
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BP Unfiltered: Melky Cabrera, PEDs, and the Giants' Playoff OddsBen Lindbergh2012-08-15
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 5Larry Granillo2012-08-06
The Lineup Card: 8 People Who Could Use a Change of SceneryBaseball Prospectus2012-07-25
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 13Larry Granillo2012-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Donnie BuntballJay Jaffe2012-05-11
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 8 (or, The Josh Hamilton Show)Larry Granillo2012-05-09
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Tater Trot Tracker: Opening Week Trot TimesLarry Granillo2012-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Loose Threads: West DivisionJay Jaffe2012-04-04
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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Francisco GiantsKevin Goldstein2011-09-27
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 7Larry Granillo2011-09-08
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 6Larry Granillo2011-09-07
Transaction Analysis Blog: Comings and Goings on Playoff Eligibility DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-31


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, it looks like Michael Morse might be down a while. My NL only team sure needs a bat now. Options are limited, where should I look - Brett Pill, Zavier Nady, Steve Lombardozzi, Matt Carpenter, or is help on the way?
(Nick Johnson from in surgery)
I'm not sure any of those guys are solutions to your problem - Pill and Nady are lefty-mashing role players at best, with considerable questions about their longer-term viability. Lombardozzi's a utilityman, Carpenter's a bench player. I'd look elsewhere for more than a stopgap. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is it that after jerking Brandon Belt around last season and announcing that this season he would get his chance the Giants have now discovered flaws in Belt's approach (after three whole games!) that have necessitated his removal to the bench in favour of Brett Pill? They told the kid the job is his...what has changed?
(michaelmcduffe from ottawa)
in retrospect it seems clear that the Giants questioned his approach even last year - they're just more vocal about talking about it publicly now as a means of justifying their decisions. It doesn't mean they're wrong, either, but with that offense, I think you have to take the chance and find out with some on-the-job training whether he needs to evolve his approach significantly. (Jay Jaffe)


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