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Birth Date11-20-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.32014
0.12015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2014 LAN 27 11 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .059 -2.0 -0.3 -0.3
2015 LAN 28 106 230 219 25 51 9 1 11 95 7 57 2 2 0 36 1 0 .233 .261 .434 .253 2.8 -2.0 0.1
Career11724323225529111967632203610.224.251.414.2430.9-2.3-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2014 LAN MLB 11 13 .059 .263 .332 .404 .000 .143 96 -2.4 0.3 0 -0.3 0.2 -2.0 -0.3 -2.0 -0.3
2014 RCU A+ 5 21 .356 .300 .365 .484 .000 .412 104 2.2 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2014 ABQ AAA 65 258 .313 .281 .348 .445 .000 .351 107 15.6 7.7 -0.4 -5.5 1.5 24.4 1.9 24.4 1.9
2014 DOD Rk 7 29 .437 .257 .321 .355 .000 .333 96 5.7 1.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 6.0 0.5 6.0 0.5
2015 LAN MLB 106 230 .253 .255 .319 .408 .000 .261 95 -1.6 6.2 -0.6 -2.0 -1.3 2.8 0.1 2.8 0.1
2016 RCU A+ 6 27 .300 .270 .343 .436 .281 .273 91 1.1 0.8 -0.2 0.2 0.6 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2016 TUL AA 8 33 .051 .244 .308 .378 .256 .037 99 -6.9 0.9 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -6.3 -0.7 -6.3 -0.7
2016 OKL AAA 2 8 .084 .277 .353 .448 .297 .500 81 -1.5 0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -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
2014 DOD Rk 29 6 8 1 0 2 6 3 5 0 0 .348 .414 .652 .304 .437 6.0 0.0 0.5
2014 LAN MLB 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 .059 -2.0 -0.3 -0.3
2014 RCU A+ 21 3 7 4 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 .368 .429 .684 .316 .356 2.8 -0.1 0.3
2014 ABQ AAA 258 38 80 14 5 15 49 10 44 4 0 .329 .364 .613 .284 .313 24.4 -5.5 1.9
2015 LAN MLB 230 25 51 9 1 11 36 7 57 1 0 .233 .261 .434 .201 .253 2.8 -2.0 0.1
2016 OKL AAA 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .084 -1.4 0.3 -0.1
2016 TUL AA 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .031 .061 .031 .000 .051 -6.3 -0.4 -0.7
2016 RCU A+ 27 4 7 1 0 1 4 1 3 1 0 .269 .296 .423 .154 .300 2.3 0.2 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 41 0.3659 0.6829 0.5357 0.8000 0.6154 0.7500 0.3750 0.4643 10 -0.001758
2015 800 0.4850 0.5913 0.7400 0.7784 0.4150 0.8543 0.5380 0.2600 268 0.006424
Career8410.47920.59580.730.77950.42480.84920.53010.27255.42210.006

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-21 - Minors - - - Head Laceration Ear From Bite with Teammate - -
2014-03-26 2014-04-12 Minors 17 0 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $7,500,000
2016 LAN $7,500,000
2015 LAN $6,500,000
2014 LAN $6,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$13,000,000
2011Current$7,500,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$20,500,000
1 yrFuture$7,500,000
4 yrTotal$28,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 31 dScott Boras4 years/$28M (2014-17)

Details
  • 4 years/$28M (2014-17). Signed Major League contract with LA Dodgers as a free agent from Cuba (via Haiti) 10/21/13. $10M signing bonus. 14:$4M, 15:$4M, 16:$5M, 17:$5M. Performance bonuses: $1M annually for 500-600 plate appearances. May not be optioned to minors without permission after 2014. May become Article XX(B) free agent after 2017 season. DFA by LA Dodgers 5/31/16. Released by LA Dodgers 6/8/16.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .253 .373 .227
11 vs R (Multi) .228 .258 .453 .260
18 Split (Multi) -.001 .005 .079 .033
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .237 .262 .388 .235
31 vs R (2015) .230 .260 .460 .263
38 Split (2015) -.007 -.002 .073 .028
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)last one - do you think Alex Guerrero would be a good keeper for next year in an NL only league? He had to have been drafted after the 12th rd and I have to keep him on my team all year and hes just dead weight right now. The only other guy I could potentially keep is Lind, and if he gets traded to an AL team I'm outta luck on that one too. So should I hang on to Guerrero or drop him? thanks again
(ganz1080 from CT)
He's a good keeper if he gets to play, but his limitations on the defensive spectrum make it hard to see where the Dodgers are going to fit him in. A trade to an AL team where he can DH doesn't help you. I'd stick with Lind. Even though he could go to the AL, you never know and it's not like Guerrero has an obvious role with LA. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you play OOTP '16? I just started playing and it's awesome, but the amount of maxed out 5 star guys on every team kind of bothers me... (Alex Guerrero has same rating as Trout)
(Wes from NY)
I use the 20-80 scale and there are some things about the way the scale is distributed that bothers me but on the whole I love the game. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dee Gordon keep the second base job or is he just on a hot streak?
(Scott from AZ)
I think that Alexander Guerrero could force himself into the starting lineup if his defense improves to a passable state, but that could take awhile, by which time I expect that Gordon will have turned back into a pumpkin. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, love the position rankings and appreciate them coming out early this year. Since some have been out a while are there any rankings that you would really like to change based on something you've seen in the Spring (like an injury perhaps)? Thanks.
(DanDaMan from Sea Cliff)
Hi Dan.

I reflect the changes in my bid limits that I update every week (including today! http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23036). Today, I moved Joakim Soria up and Neftali Feliz down and moved Alexander Guerrero down and Dee Gordon up. Kris Medlen is out while Ervin Santana is in in the National League. Check out the rankings for all the latest movers and shakers. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Soup starter: Matt Kemp to Cincy for Brandon Phillips. What needs to be added, and dare the Reds get bold and try Billy Hamilton at 2b, at least until Ludwick's deal is up, at which time they put Kemp in LF and BHam in CF?
(DF from Wilmington, NC)
I think the Dodgers would have to kick in some money to make this happen and even though their pockets are deep I think the goal in moving Matt Kemp is to try to save money, not add another long term contract in Brandon Phillips. I suspect that the Dodgers are more likely to move Andre Ethier than Kemp and aren't simply going move Kemp for salary relief. It also seems that the Dodgers are going to try Alexander Guerrero at the keystone and if they do bring in a 2B will bring in someone more "marginal" to compete for the job.

The Reds priority is going to be to make Billy Hamilton comfortable both at the plate and on the field so I think it's unlikely they move him to 2B. That doesn't mean it's impossible, but the club seems committed to keeping him in the outfield for now. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of player could Alexander Guerrero be? What's his ceiling? Thanks!
(Brett from Kansas City)
Not sure, and not sure that anyone knows. For anyone who doesn't know, Guerrero is the Cuban player the Dodgers just signed to a four-year deal to play second base. He's played in Cuba, he's played well there, he's not that tall and he's kinda stocky. How will that translate to MLB? I don't know, and the Dodgers don't either. Obviously they think he can play the position defensively or they wouldn't have given him $28 million.

More significant, at least for this off-season, is what this means for Robinson Cano who has seemed like he'd be willing to sign with another team if the money was there. The Dodgers may have been the best chance for the money to be there. Maybe the Dodgers will still give Cano a go though, after all they have four high priced outfielders, so what's two high priced second basemen? More likely though, Cano is going to have to find his $300 million elsewhere, which maybe means New York. (Matthew Kory)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you're running the Dodgers, do you keep Mark Ellis around next season now they you've signed Alexander Guerrero?
(Josh from Wyoming)
Probably. But, if I'm the Dodgers, I probably have a higher opinion of Guerrero. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of seasons might you expect out of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Alexander Guerrero next year? Have you come across any good comps?
(AnthopoJays from TX)
It's next to impossible to devise a comp for Cuban players with their American counterparts since we have so little information about these players when they come to the United States. With japanese players, for example, we have more information on statistics in their leagues and how players do when they come here by comparison so that we can make an educated guess. This still isn't the case with Cuban players because their society isn't open. All we usually have to go on are scouting reports, and while the reports are put together by top notch professionals who know their stuff, I'm an analyst, not a scout. All I can do is take the scouts at their word. Yasiel Puig exceeded expectations this year because of this variability, but this more often than not cuts the other way. Gonzalez could be anything from a #3 starter to a Quad A guy based on what I've read. Guerrero could eventually be a starter, but how good he'll be is an open question. I wish I could offer you more help, but I'd rather be honest and give you broad answers like these than steer you in the wrong direction. (Mike Gianella)


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