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Portrait of Edgardo Alfonzo

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 6108 .284 .357 .425 .275 25
Birth Date11-8-1973
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
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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
1995 NYN 21 101 356 335 26 93 13 5 4 128 12 37 1 4 4 41 1 1 .278 .301 .382 .243 1.2 -4.6 -0.3
1996 NYN 22 123 407 368 36 96 15 2 4 127 25 56 0 5 9 40 2 0 .261 .304 .345 .233 -2.4 -2.1 -0.4
1997 NYN 23 151 599 518 84 163 27 2 10 224 63 56 5 5 8 72 11 6 .315 .391 .432 .301 46.9 5.4 5.2
1998 NYN 24 144 630 557 94 155 28 2 17 238 65 77 3 3 2 78 8 3 .278 .355 .427 .274 35.6 -5.6 2.9
1999 NYN 25 158 726 628 123 191 41 1 27 315 85 85 3 9 1 108 9 2 .304 .385 .502 .298 53.0 -7.4 4.3
2000 NYN 26 150 650 544 109 176 40 2 25 295 95 70 5 6 0 94 3 2 .324 .425 .542 .330 70.0 0.9 6.6
2001 NYN 27 124 519 457 64 111 22 0 17 184 51 62 5 5 1 49 5 0 .243 .322 .403 .259 10.5 -0.5 1.0
2002 NYN 28 135 562 490 78 151 26 0 16 225 62 55 7 3 0 56 6 0 .308 .391 .459 .304 41.5 7.8 5.0
2003 SFN 29 142 586 514 56 133 25 2 13 201 58 41 4 7 3 81 5 2 .259 .334 .391 .260 11.4 -8.3 0.3
2004 SFN 30 139 576 519 66 150 26 1 11 211 46 40 5 4 2 77 1 1 .289 .350 .407 .263 21.5 2.0 2.3
2005 SFN 31 109 402 368 36 102 17 1 2 127 27 34 2 4 1 43 2 0 .277 .327 .345 .234 0.8 -10.1 -0.9
2006 ANA 32 18 52 50 1 5 1 0 0 6 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .135 .120 .120 -6.0 -0.3 -0.6
2006 TOR 32 12 43 37 4 6 1 0 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 .162 .279 .189 .179 -3.6 0.4 -0.3
Career15066108538577715322821814622885966174155317445317.284.357.425.275280.4-22.525.0

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
1992 PTS A- 74 322 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SLU A+ 4 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SLU A+ 128 569 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 127 574 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 101 356 .243 .267 .330 .412 .258 .299 98 -6.7 10.7 1 -4.6 -2.4 1.2 -0.3 1.2 -0.3
1996 NYN MLB 123 407 .233 .263 .324 .405 .251 .294 96 -12.8 12.6 0.6 -2.1 0.6 -2.4 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4
1997 NYN MLB 151 599 .301 .260 .328 .407 .256 .335 99 26.8 15.9 2.6 5.4 -0.7 46.9 5.2 46.9 5.2
1998 NYN MLB 144 630 .274 .263 .330 .414 .258 .296 95 9.5 16.4 2.6 -5.6 2.9 35.6 2.9 35.6 2.9
1999 NYN MLB 158 726 .298 .268 .337 .424 .258 .312 97 32.7 19.7 -1 -7.4 4.1 53.0 4.3 53.0 4.3
2000 NYN MLB 150 650 .330 .268 .340 .434 .261 .332 94 53.9 17.9 -1.1 0.9 1.5 70.0 6.6 70.0 6.6
2001 NYN MLB 124 519 .259 .263 .329 .424 .260 .245 94 -0.8 14.0 -0.7 -0.5 -1.2 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0
2001 NOR AAA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 135 562 .304 .259 .325 .406 .257 .320 95 26.2 14.3 2.2 7.8 0.1 41.5 5.0 41.5 5.0
2003 SFN MLB 142 586 .260 .262 .328 .417 .259 .257 98 0 15.4 2.2 -8.3 -2.1 11.4 0.3 11.4 0.3
2004 SFN MLB 139 576 .263 .262 .331 .422 .260 .294 99 1.9 17.1 2.2 2.0 0.9 21.5 2.3 21.5 2.3
2005 SFN MLB 109 402 .234 .264 .327 .420 .260 .298 98 -10.9 11.6 1.5 -10.1 -0.4 0.8 -0.9 0.8 -0.9
2005 FRE AAA 4 15 .391 .311 .368 .469 .287 .467 85 2.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2006 ANA MLB 18 52 .120 .265 .332 .423 .255 .106 101 -8.1 1.6 0.1 -0.3 0.4 -6.0 -0.6 -6.0 -0.6
2006 TOR MLB 12 43 .179 .282 .355 .435 .266 .167 109 -3.9 1.3 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2006 NHP AA 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NOR AAA 42 161 .247 .258 .321 .399 .258 .252 89 -1.9 3.9 0.4 2.8 0.1 4.0 0.7 4.0 0.7
2011 ARA Wnt 45 169 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARA Wnt 15 53 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1992 PTS A- 322 41 106 13 5 1 44 18 31 7 5 .356 .390 .443 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SLU A+ 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SLU A+ 569 75 145 18 3 11 86 57 51 26 16 .294 .370 .409 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 574 89 146 34 2 15 75 64 55 14 11 .293 .370 .460 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 356 26 93 13 5 4 41 12 37 1 1 .278 .301 .382 .104 .243 1.2 -4.6 -0.3
1996 NYN MLB 407 36 96 15 2 4 40 25 56 2 0 .261 .304 .345 .084 .233 -2.4 -2.1 -0.4
1997 NYN MLB 599 84 163 27 2 10 72 63 56 11 6 .315 .391 .432 .118 .301 46.9 5.4 5.2
1998 NYN MLB 630 94 155 28 2 17 78 65 77 8 3 .278 .355 .427 .149 .274 35.6 -5.6 2.9
1999 NYN MLB 726 123 191 41 1 27 108 85 85 9 2 .304 .385 .502 .197 .298 53.0 -7.4 4.3
2000 NYN MLB 650 109 176 40 2 25 94 95 70 3 2 .324 .425 .542 .219 .330 70.0 0.9 6.6
2001 NYN MLB 519 64 111 22 0 17 49 51 62 5 0 .243 .322 .403 .160 .259 10.5 -0.5 1.0
2001 NOR AAA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 562 78 151 26 0 16 56 62 55 6 0 .308 .391 .459 .151 .304 41.5 7.8 5.0
2003 SFN MLB 586 56 133 25 2 13 81 58 41 5 2 .259 .334 .391 .132 .260 11.4 -8.3 0.3
2004 SFN MLB 576 66 150 26 1 11 77 46 40 1 1 .289 .350 .407 .118 .263 21.5 2.0 2.3
2005 FRE AAA 15 2 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .467 .467 .600 .133 .391 2.3 -0.1 0.2
2005 SFN MLB 402 36 102 17 1 2 43 27 34 2 0 .277 .327 .345 .068 .234 0.8 -10.1 -0.9
2006 ANA MLB 52 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .100 .135 .120 .020 .120 -6.0 -0.3 -0.6
2006 NOR AAA 161 10 34 6 0 3 19 16 15 0 1 .241 .327 .348 .106 .247 4.0 2.8 0.7
2006 NHP AA 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 43 4 6 1 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 .162 .279 .189 .027 .179 -3.6 0.4 -0.3
2011 ARA Wnt 169 15 40 4 0 5 29 13 15 0 0 .267 .325 .393 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARA Wnt 53 3 13 2 0 0 1 6 9 0 0 .283 .358 .326 .043 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-06-13 2005-07-22 15-DL 39 33 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2004-07-25 2004-07-26 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2003-08-09 2003-08-09 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2003-07-22 2003-07-25 DTD 3 3 Right Fingers Tear Fingernail - -
2003-04-06 2003-04-06 DTD 0 0 - Groin Strain - -
2002-09-19 2002-09-19 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2002-09-05 2002-09-05 DTD 0 0 Right Arm Tightness Inflammation - -
2002-08-04 2002-08-24 15-DL 20 18 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2002-07-28 2002-07-30 DTD 2 1 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2002-07-04 2002-07-04 DTD 0 0 - Head Contusion HBP - -
2002-05-26 2002-05-27 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2002-05-18 2002-05-21 DTD 3 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2002-05-10 2002-05-10 DTD 0 0 Right Arm Soreness Biceps - -
2002-04-14 2002-04-14 DTD 0 0 Right Arm Strain Biceps - -
2001-09-16 2001-09-18 DTD 2 1 Left Fingers Recovery From Previous Injury Dislocation - -
2001-09-08 2001-09-11 DTD 3 2 Left Fingers Dislocation Index Finger - -
2001-06-14 2001-07-03 15-DL 19 18 - Low Back Soreness - -
2001-05-30 2001-06-07 DTD 8 7 - Low Back Strain - -
2001-05-20 2001-05-21 DTD 1 1 - Knee Strain - -
2001-05-14 2001-05-16 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2000-10-14 2000-10-14 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Fielding Ball - -
2000-09-06 2000-09-06 DTD 0 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2000-08-22 2000-08-25 DTD 3 2 - Neck Strain - -
2000-08-08 2000-08-09 DTD 1 1 - Groin Strain - -
2000-08-02 2000-08-04 DTD 2 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Player Collision - -
2000-07-21 2000-07-25 DTD 4 3 Right Hip Inflammation - -
2000-06-14 2000-06-16 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2000-05-12 2000-05-12 DTD 0 0 - Lower Leg Soreness Calf - -
1999-06-02 1999-06-04 DTD 2 1 Left Foot Sprain - -
1998-07-03 1998-07-04 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
1998-05-22 1998-05-26 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-05-04 1998-05-19 15-DL 15 12 - Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
1998-04-01 1998-04-02 DTD 1 0 - Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
1997-07-14 1997-07-15 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
1997-06-12 1997-06-18 DTD 6 5 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-04-17 1997-04-22 DTD 5 4 - Hand Laceration - -
1995-08-11 1995-09-02 15-DL 22 19 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 ANA $8,000,000
2005 SFN $7,500,000
2004 SFN $6,500,000
2003 SFN $4,000,000
2002 NYN $6,200,000
2001 NYN $5,750,000
2000 NYN $4,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$41,950,000
7 yrTotal$41,950,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 yPeter Greenberg/Chris Leible1 yr/$0.65M (08)+b

Details
  • released 3/27/08 FA 12/14/07, 1 year/$0.65M (08)+$0.342M performance bonus (minor-league contract)
  • played 07 in Atl Lg
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 7/06 (minor-league contract)
  • released 6/06 contract purchased 5/06 signed as a free agent from LAA 5/06 (minor-league contract)
  • waived/released 5/06
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 12/02, 4 year/$26M (03-06) $4M signing bonus in 4 pymts each 1/31, 03:$3M, 04:$5.5M, 05:$6.5M, 06:$7M
  • 4 year/$18.4M (99-02) $0.5M signing bonus, 99:$2.675, 00:$4M, 01:$5.5M, 02:$5.725M

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2006 With his power completely gone, Alfonzo is just a hairsbreadth better than replacement level. With $7 million left on his deal, the Giants couldn`t just punt him to get back the roster spot. Instead, they dealt him to the Angels for fellow overpriced, aging bust Steve Finley. With Los Angeles de Los Angeles, he`ll back up Chone Figgins, assuming the Angels stick with their plan to move Darin Erstad back to the outfield /pretend Dallas McPherson doesn`t exist.
2005 Hiked his average 30 points, but so what? For the second straight year, Alfonzo showed himself for what he's sadly become: a slap-hitter with little power and eroding plate discipline. Back injuries and age have robbed him of the electric bat that made him a star in 1999. The Giants now find themselves staring at a run-of-the-mill third baseman making star-level cash at $13.5 million over the next two years. Considering the Alfonzo deal was regarded in many circles as wholly reasonable in the Chan Ho Park-for-$65 million era, we applaud teams' new efforts to sign middle-class free agents to shorter deals for a little more money per year.
2003 For years, Alfonzo had to be the Mets’ other great hitter, giving Mike Piazza a worthwhile complement in a lineup that essentially tended to depend too heavily on the two of them. While that projection looks initially nasty, keep in mind, he’s moving to Pac Bell, and everything looks smaller in the shadow of his 2000 peak season. It is sort of a shame that he’s going from one tough hitting environment to another, however. After the past couple of years, he’s taken to conditioning to keep his back problems under control. However, if he’s moving back to second (to get Pedro Feliz into the lineup, laughably), that won’t help Alfonzo stay healthy over a full season.
2002 Alfonzo had established himself as a star in 1999 and 2000, but that Alfonzo never showed up in 2001. He suffered from back problems and appeared to be out of shape and tired. The words "Carlos Baerga" were heard in whispers, in reference to another star second baseman who fell off a cliff at age 27. Alfonzo devoted himself to a totally different regimen this off-season, and it's reasonable to expect a significant recovery in 2002. It's hard to believe he'll ever be the same player he was in '99 and '00. He’s moving to third base to accommodate Alomar.
2001 Edgardo Alfonzo had the misfortune of exploding on the league in the same year that another second baseman on a successful team--the Giants' Jeff Kent--had an MVP season. Alfonzo is a phenomenal baseball player with few weaknesses. His peak is going to look a lot like those of Roberto Alomar and Ryne Sandberg, minus the speed but with better defense. The shame is that had Rey Ordonez never defected, Alfonzo might have stayed at shortstop and would now be mentioned in the same breath as the Trinity.
2000 Where do I play this year, Coach? Even while moving from shortstop to third base and over to second base, he's made progress as a hitter and is finally turning into the player we envisioned five years ago. Alfonzo didn’t make an error in picking up a ground ball the entire season. As the only one of the Mets’ big guns under 30, he's a very important part of the team.
1999 Expected to take a huge step forward this year, but didn't; if anything, he lost ground at the plate and in the field. The Mets desperately need to get him back on track. Much more valuable at second, or shortstop . Now that they’ve signed Robin Ventura, Alfonzo’s plugged in for second, and the lineup is significantly stronger.
1998 The second-best third baseman in the National League for 1998. Alfonzo’s a fine player and will be for some time. His power could develop dramatically in a very short period of time, so don’t be surprised if he ends up with 20 HR, with perhaps a 7/13 first half/second half split. I originally thought Alfonzo could play SS in the bigs, but it’s clear now that he belongs over at 3B, where he’s excellent with the leather. Batting eye has developed nicely. It’s a longshot, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him turn into Edgar Martinez lite.
1997 His hitting projections have steadily slipped since reaching the majors, which is usually a very bad sign for one’s future. Several factors help offset this for Alfonzo. He’s still very young. He plays all of the infield positions and plays them well. That versatility has resulted in irregular playing time at changing positions. Stability has its virtues.
1996  Alfonzo might be the Mets' best long-term infielder. He's young, shown a wide variety of offensive skills, and is a good defensive player at either third or second base. He was originally a good-fielding shortstop, but Rey Ordonez is supposedly the best defensive shortstop to come along in 20 years, so Alfonzo had to move. The Mets need to find him a permanent position (probably third base) soon, and let him develop; if they keep moving him around the field, they could end up with a Jefferies-like disaster on their hands.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whither Robinson Cano in the next two or three years? Off a cliff like Baerga and Edgardo Alfonzo, a useful puzzle piece, or something greater?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I think Cano is potentially great, but yes, the shelf-life for second basemen can be painfully short, even for the best of them. I'll go with "something greater" for now, but that doesn't mean I think he'll still be tearing it up when he's 33. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So I'm going to the Mets game on Thursday and I don't think I own a jersey of a single healthy current player, so guess I will be the guy in the stands in the Edgardo Alfonzo jersey. I don't really have a question.
(J.P. from Hartford)
I'm not the type that wears living player jerseys (I do have a Casey Stengel #37 T-shirt), but if I were, I would think that a David Wright garment would be worth having. Given that he's only 26, it should be good for another ten years... I don't suppose you can get an Alex Cora model, can you? Tim Redding?

I do want to get an Ebbets Field Flannel 1948 Oakland Oaks jersey (Casey again, this time #1), but those suckers are pricey! I just can't bring myself to spend almost $200 on a shirt, even if I think said shirt would dramatically elevate my mood whenever I wore it. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Asdrubal Cabrera? Is he the real deal?
(ericturner29 from chicago)
Shhhh. Quiet down. Some of my stratomatic league competitors are reading this. I am NOT saying that I'm extremely high on Cabrera. I am NOT saying that I see a lot of Edgardo Alfonzo (the dominant, pre-back problems Alfonzo) in him. I do NOT want him on my fantasy team. Capeche? (Rany Jazayerli)


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