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Gregg Zaun CBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 4042 .252 .344 .388 .255 12.6
Birth Date4-14-1971
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

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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
1995 BAL 24 40 122 104 18 27 5 0 3 41 16 14 0 0 2 14 1 1 .260 .358 .394 .277 6.9 0.4 0.7
1996 BAL 25 50 123 108 16 25 8 1 1 38 11 15 2 2 0 13 0 0 .231 .309 .352 .230 1.9 0.0 0.2
1996 FLO 25 10 35 31 4 9 1 0 1 13 3 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 .290 .353 .419 .240 1.1 -0.2 0.1
1997 FLO 26 58 172 143 21 43 10 2 2 63 26 18 2 0 1 20 1 0 .301 .415 .441 .296 14.3 0.5 1.5
1998 FLO 27 106 338 298 19 56 12 2 5 87 35 52 1 2 2 29 5 2 .188 .274 .292 .199 -10.0 0.8 -0.9
1999 TEX 28 43 106 93 12 23 2 1 1 30 10 7 0 2 1 12 1 0 .247 .314 .323 .232 4.0 0.2 0.4
2000 KCA 29 83 282 234 36 64 11 0 7 96 43 34 3 2 0 33 7 3 .274 .390 .410 .267 11.7 -0.9 1.0
2001 KCA 30 39 138 125 15 40 9 0 6 67 12 16 0 1 0 18 1 2 .320 .377 .536 .296 9.7 0.1 1.0
2002 HOU 31 76 202 185 18 41 7 1 3 59 12 36 2 1 2 24 1 0 .222 .275 .319 .210 -4.7 1.7 -0.3
2003 COL 32 15 51 46 6 12 1 0 3 22 5 7 0 0 0 8 0 1 .261 .333 .478 .279 1.8 -0.0 0.2
2003 HOU 32 59 138 120 9 26 7 0 1 36 14 14 1 2 1 13 1 0 .217 .299 .300 .215 -1.7 0.2 -0.2
2004 TOR 33 107 392 338 46 91 24 0 6 133 47 61 6 1 0 36 0 2 .269 .367 .393 .260 14.8 0.4 1.5
2005 TOR 34 133 512 434 61 109 18 1 11 162 73 70 0 5 0 61 2 3 .251 .355 .373 .257 19.1 0.1 1.9
2006 TOR 35 99 339 290 39 79 19 0 12 134 41 42 3 5 0 40 0 2 .272 .363 .462 .270 14.1 -0.8 1.3
2007 TOR 36 110 391 331 43 80 24 1 10 136 51 55 2 6 1 52 0 0 .242 .341 .411 .271 20.9 1.7 2.2
2008 TOR 37 86 288 245 29 58 12 0 6 88 38 38 1 1 3 30 2 1 .237 .340 .359 .259 8.2 1.0 0.9
2009 BAL 38 56 197 168 23 41 10 0 4 63 27 30 2 0 0 13 0 0 .244 .355 .375 .254 5.9 -0.2 0.6
2009 TBA 38 34 99 94 11 27 7 0 4 46 4 18 1 0 0 14 0 2 .287 .323 .489 .264 2.6 -0.5 0.2
2010 MIL 39 28 117 102 11 27 7 0 2 40 11 12 3 1 0 14 0 0 .265 .350 .392 .266 3.7 -0.5 0.3
Career12324042348943787819498813544795442931144462319.252.344.388.255124.24.012.6

Advanced

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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
1990 WAU A 37 110 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BLU Rk 61 209 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 113 468 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 FRD A+ 108 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BOW AA 79 287 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 ROC AAA 21 86 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ROC AAA 123 454 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BAL MLB 40 122 .277 .268 .342 .429 .266 .276 100 2.3 3.7 2.2 0.4 0.5 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
1995 ROC AAA 42 158 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BAL MLB 50 123 .230 .278 .349 .445 .271 .255 98 -4.3 3.8 2.3 0.0 0.3 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
1996 FLO MLB 10 35 .240 .257 .327 .383 .247 .320 97 -0.8 1.1 0.7 -0.2 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
1996 ROC AAA 14 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 58 172 .296 .260 .332 .409 .257 .333 99 6.8 4.6 2.9 0.5 -0.1 14.3 1.5 14.3 1.5
1998 FLO MLB 106 338 .199 .261 .325 .408 .256 .210 96 -22.7 8.8 5.7 0.8 -0.6 -10.0 -0.9 -10.0 -0.9
1999 TEX MLB 43 106 .232 .277 .350 .448 .267 .253 102 -3.5 3.0 1.8 0.2 0.5 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2000 KCA MLB 83 282 .267 .272 .342 .431 .260 .292 100 2.5 8.0 5.1 -0.9 -2.7 11.7 1.0 11.7 1.0
2000 OMA AAA 0 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 39 138 .296 .268 .332 .434 .264 .327 103 5.5 3.8 2.1 0.1 -1.1 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
2001 OMA AAA 11 48 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 76 202 .210 .256 .324 .408 .256 .259 103 -10.7 5.1 2.9 1.7 1.1 -4.7 -0.3 -4.7 -0.3
2003 COL MLB 15 51 .279 .255 .322 .404 .257 .250 110 1.1 1.3 0.9 -0.0 -0.7 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2003 HOU MLB 59 138 .215 .261 .331 .421 .260 .234 105 -6.8 3.6 1.9 0.2 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2004 TOR MLB 107 392 .260 .264 .331 .422 .257 .312 106 0 11.7 6.2 0.4 -3.1 14.8 1.5 14.8 1.5
2004 SYR AAA 7 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 133 512 .257 .265 .331 .420 .263 .274 104 -1.5 14.7 8.8 0.1 -1.2 19.1 1.9 19.1 1.9
2005 NHP AA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 99 339 .270 .269 .334 .427 .256 .278 107 3.6 10.2 3.4 -0.8 -1.5 14.1 1.3 14.1 1.3
2006 DUN A+ 1 4 .166 .218 .294 .266 .205 .000 107 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2007 TOR MLB 110 391 .271 .269 .333 .427 .263 .257 95 4.9 11.6 6.7 1.7 -0.9 20.9 2.2 20.9 2.2
2007 SYR AAA 3 12 .036 .288 .359 .426 .275 .111 88 -3 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2008 TOR MLB 86 288 .259 .265 .332 .417 .260 .257 98 -0.3 8.3 4.6 1.0 -1.8 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2008 SYR AAA 2 8 .250 .252 .320 .390 .249 .200 86 -0.1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 BAL MLB 56 197 .254 .258 .329 .413 .256 .276 109 -1.2 5.7 3.4 -0.2 -1.9 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2009 TBA MLB 34 99 .264 .263 .329 .424 .255 .319 105 0.4 2.8 1.6 -0.5 -1.4 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2010 MIL MLB 28 117 .266 .262 .335 .409 .276 .281 94 0.8 3.2 2 -0.5 -1.9 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3

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
1990 BLU Rk 209 29 55 5 2 2 21 23 15 5 8 .299 .380 .380 .082 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 WAU A 110 3 13 0 1 1 7 7 17 0 0 .130 .191 .180 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KNC A 468 67 112 17 5 4 51 50 41 4 4 .274 .353 .369 .095 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 FRD A+ 436 54 96 18 6 6 52 42 45 3 5 .251 .329 .376 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 ROC AAA 86 10 20 4 2 1 11 6 11 0 0 .256 .310 .397 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BOW AA 287 25 79 10 0 3 38 27 26 4 7 .306 .374 .380 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ROC AAA 454 61 92 16 4 7 43 56 72 4 2 .237 .337 .353 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BAL MLB 122 18 27 5 0 3 14 16 14 1 1 .260 .358 .394 .135 .277 6.9 0.4 0.7
1995 ROC AAA 158 26 41 13 1 6 18 14 21 0 3 .293 .369 .529 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BAL MLB 123 16 25 8 1 1 13 11 15 0 0 .231 .309 .352 .120 .230 1.9 0.0 0.2
1996 FLO MLB 35 4 9 1 0 1 2 3 5 1 0 .290 .353 .419 .129 .240 1.1 -0.2 0.1
1996 ROC AAA 59 11 15 2 0 0 4 11 6 0 2 .319 .448 .362 .043 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 172 21 43 10 2 2 20 26 18 1 0 .301 .415 .441 .140 .296 14.3 0.5 1.5
1998 FLO MLB 338 19 56 12 2 5 29 35 52 5 2 .188 .274 .292 .104 .199 -10.0 0.8 -0.9
1999 TEX MLB 106 12 23 2 1 1 12 10 7 1 0 .247 .314 .323 .075 .232 4.0 0.2 0.4
2000 KCA MLB 282 36 64 11 0 7 33 43 34 7 3 .274 .390 .410 .137 .267 11.7 -0.9 1.0
2000 OMA AAA 29 7 7 3 0 0 3 4 3 1 1 .280 .379 .400 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 138 15 40 9 0 6 18 12 16 1 2 .320 .377 .536 .216 .296 9.7 0.1 1.0
2001 OMA AAA 48 5 12 4 0 1 8 3 3 0 0 .279 .340 .442 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 202 18 41 7 1 3 24 12 36 1 0 .222 .275 .319 .097 .210 -4.7 1.7 -0.3
2003 HOU MLB 138 9 26 7 0 1 13 14 14 1 0 .217 .299 .300 .083 .215 -1.7 0.2 -0.2
2003 COL MLB 51 6 12 1 0 3 8 5 7 0 1 .261 .333 .478 .217 .279 1.8 -0.0 0.2
2004 TOR MLB 392 46 91 24 0 6 36 47 61 0 2 .269 .367 .393 .124 .260 14.8 0.4 1.5
2004 SYR AAA 26 4 7 1 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 .304 .360 .348 .043 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 512 61 109 18 1 11 61 73 70 2 3 .251 .355 .373 .122 .257 19.1 0.1 1.9
2005 NHP AA 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .500 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DUN A+ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .166 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
2006 TOR MLB 339 39 79 19 0 12 40 41 42 0 2 .272 .363 .462 .190 .270 14.1 -0.8 1.3
2007 SYR AAA 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .000 .036 -2.9 -0.0 -0.3
2007 TOR MLB 391 43 80 24 1 10 52 51 55 0 0 .242 .341 .411 .169 .271 20.9 1.7 2.2
2008 SYR AAA 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .375 .250 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2008 TOR MLB 288 29 58 12 0 6 30 38 38 2 1 .237 .340 .359 .122 .259 8.2 1.0 0.9
2009 TBA MLB 99 11 27 7 0 4 14 4 18 0 2 .287 .323 .489 .202 .264 2.6 -0.5 0.2
2009 BAL MLB 197 23 41 10 0 4 13 27 30 0 0 .244 .355 .375 .131 .254 5.9 -0.2 0.6
2010 MIL MLB 117 11 27 7 0 2 14 11 12 0 0 .265 .350 .392 .127 .266 3.7 -0.5 0.3

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 1046 0.5325 0.4140 0.8915 0.5745 0.2311 0.9125 0.8319 0.1085
2009 1175 0.5336 0.4128 0.8660 0.5726 0.2299 0.9136 0.7302 0.1320
2010 464 0.5129 0.4569 0.8821 0.6218 0.2832 0.9392 0.7500 0.1179
Career26850.52960.42090.87870.58180.23960.91760.77320.1204

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-20 2010-10-04 60-DL 137 122 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-06-15
2010-03-28 2010-04-02 Camp 5 0 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2009-03-27 2009-04-02 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-05-26 2008-06-15 15-DL 20 18 Right Elbow Strain -
2007-04-25 2007-06-08 15-DL 44 39 Right Thumb Surgery Fractured Thumb 2007-04-26
2006-03-24 2006-04-08 15-DL 15 4 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2005-05-09 2005-05-24 15-DL 15 12 Head Concussion -
2004-09-28 2004-09-29 DTD 1 0 Foot Contusion Bone -
2004-09-02 2004-09-02 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2004-08-18 2004-08-20 DTD 2 1 Hand Contusion Foul Tip -
2004-03-01 2004-03-05 Camp 4 0 Right Wrist Strain -
2001-03-30 2001-07-23 60-DL 115 98 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2000-10-15 2000-10-15 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery - -
2000-04-18 2000-05-28 15-DL 40 34 Right Elbow Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 TBA $500,000
2010 MIL $1,900,000
2009 BAL $1,500,000
2008 TOR $3,750,000
2007 TOR $3,500,000
2006 TOR $1,000,000
2005 TOR $950,000
2003 HOU $1,200,000
2002 HOU $1,150,000
2001 KCA $1,150,000
2000 KCA $525,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$17,125,000
10 yrTotal$17,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 93 dDan Evans West Coast Sports Mgmt1 year/$2.15M (2010), 2011 option

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/19/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.15M (2010), plus 2011 club option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/4/09. $0.5M signing bonus. 10:$1.4M, 11:$2.25M club option ($0.25M buyout).
  • 1 year/$2M (2009), plus 2010 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/20/09. 09:$1.5M, 10:$2M club option ($0.5M buyout). If traded before 11/1/09 and club exercises 2010 option, Zaun may void the option and forfeit buyout. Award bonuses. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Baltimore 8/7/09. Tampa Bay declined 2010 option 11/9/09.
  • 2 years/$7.25M (2007-08), plus 2009 option. Re-signed as a free agent 11/06. 07:$3.5M, 08:$3.75M, 09: $3.75M vesting option. 2009 option guaranteed with 270 games in 2007-08. Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 525 PAs, $50,000 for 550 PAs, $75,000 for 575 PAs, $0.1M for 600 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2005), plus 2006 club option. Re-signed as a free agent 1/05. 05:$0.95M, 06:$1M club option ($0.1M buyout). 2006 option vests with 70 games in 2005. Signed as a free agent 1/04 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$2.35M (2002-03). 02:$1.15M, 03:$1.2M. $0.5M annually in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2001). Won arbitration, $1.15M-$0.85M.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your stuff Christina! Why Riccardi's reluctance to deal guys like Burnett, Downs, Barajas and Eckstein? I thought it was clear to everyone the Jays are out of the huntm have some depth at these postions and need some serious talent added to the upper minors?
(Jerjapan from Toronto)
Thank you, a compliment's as good as currency in my book. ;)

Eckstein's still there in part because he's not at the top of any one team's shopping list; anyone looking for a shortstop--like the Dodgers--is looking for bigger game, and failing that, can reasonably expect to be able to get Eckstein if that doesn't work out. Barajas seems to be in vogue in Toronto, probably because what he does bears a too-close resemblance to Pat Borders for ol' Cito, and what Gregg Zaun does is way too Ernie Whitt. Burnett's killing his own market, and as is, there's enough OTL-related concerns over what he'd bring to a team that I wouldn't be surprised if they're stuck with him. Downs might be the guy who genuinely brings something of value back, since he's under contract for two more years at reasonable cost. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 5259 167 9.2 12.2 2935 12.3 3.5 8.2 12.6 20.5
2009 5951 127 19.1 22.5 3368 15.1 4.2 8.8 23.4 31.3
2010 2494 67 9.9 27.8 1462 5.1 1.4 6.8 11.3 34.6
total 13704 356 37.4 19.1 7765 26.7 7.5 6.7 44.8 25.8

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