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Portrait of Juan Miranda

Juan Miranda 1BYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 296 .226 .320 .420 .262 0
Birth Date4-25-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight220 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
2008 NYA 25 5 14 10 2 4 1 0 0 5 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .500 .500 .375 1.4 0.0 0.1
2009 NYA 26 8 9 9 2 3 0 0 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 .333 .333 .667 .337 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2010 NYA 27 33 71 64 7 14 2 1 3 27 7 12 0 0 0 10 0 0 .219 .296 .422 .235 -1.3 0.3 -0.1
2011 ARI 28 65 202 174 18 37 8 2 7 70 23 48 3 0 2 23 0 1 .213 .315 .402 .261 0.5 -1.2 -0.1
Career11129625729581131110832684123701.226.320.420.2621.4-1.00.0

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
2007 TAM A+ 67 293 .280 .255 .329 .367 .252 .315 99 6.8 8.9 -5.7 -1.9 -1.8 7.5 0.5 7.5 0.5
2007 TRN AA 55 227 .288 .270 .342 .413 .264 .315 96 7.1 6.8 -4.4 -1.7 -0.7 7.4 0.6 7.4 0.6
2008 NYA MLB 5 14 .375 .245 .314 .396 .248 .571 104 1.7 0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.2 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 SWB AAA 99 417 .299 .267 .333 .412 .267 .340 87 20.2 13.9 -8.9 6.3 -3.7 22.3 2.8 22.3 2.8
2009 NYA MLB 8 9 .337 .285 .332 .453 .265 .500 109 0.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 122 502 .294 .260 .329 .390 .247 .340 101 19.5 15.5 -9.9 10.3 0.0 23.1 3.3 23.1 3.3
2010 NYA MLB 33 71 .235 .260 .324 .416 .257 .224 117 -1.8 2.0 -1.1 0.3 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 SWB AAA 80 340 .279 .265 .332 .416 .256 .330 96 7.3 10.6 -6.8 1.8 0.1 11.4 1.3 11.4 1.3
2011 ARI MLB 65 202 .261 .250 .314 .394 .259 .252 101 0.1 5.4 -3.2 -1.2 -2.8 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1
2011 RNO AAA 34 126 .245 .281 .352 .434 .265 .297 117 -2.2 3.9 -2.5 -3.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.4 -0.8 -0.4
2011 LIC Wnt 15 57 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DUR AAA 44 176 .209 .256 .321 .383 .249 .245 104 -10 5.2 -3.3 2.4 -0.9 -10.4 -0.8 -10.4 -0.8
2012 LIC Wnt 32 65 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 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
2007 TRN AA 227 29 52 17 2 7 46 23 46 0 1 .265 .357 .480 .214 .288 7.4 -1.7 0.6
2007 TAM A+ 293 35 66 17 3 9 50 29 60 1 0 .264 .357 .464 .200 .280 7.5 -1.9 0.5
2008 SWB AAA 417 40 102 22 0 12 52 55 79 2 1 .287 .386 .449 .163 .299 22.3 6.3 2.8
2008 NYA MLB 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 .400 .500 .500 .100 .375 1.4 0.0 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 502 74 127 30 2 19 82 55 101 1 0 .290 .373 .498 .208 .294 23.1 10.3 3.3
2009 NYA MLB 9 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 .667 .333 .337 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2010 SWB AAA 340 52 84 15 1 15 43 33 71 1 0 .285 .374 .495 .210 .279 11.4 1.8 1.3
2010 NYA MLB 71 7 14 2 1 3 10 7 12 0 0 .219 .296 .422 .203 .235 -1.3 0.3 -0.1
2011 ARI MLB 202 18 37 8 2 7 23 23 48 0 1 .213 .315 .402 .190 .261 0.5 -1.2 -0.1
2011 RNO AAA 126 17 24 4 1 5 24 20 36 0 1 .229 .357 .429 .200 .245 -0.8 -3.4 -0.4
2011 LIC Wnt 57 4 7 2 0 1 4 2 16 0 0 .132 .193 .226 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 14 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .100 .357 .200 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DUR AAA 176 20 28 7 0 2 8 23 42 1 0 .187 .307 .273 .087 .209 -10.4 2.4 -0.8
2012 LIC Wnt 65 7 14 5 0 0 9 11 10 0 0 .275 .385 .373 .098 .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
2008 43 0.5349 0.4651 0.5500 0.8696 0.0000 0.5500 0.4500
2009 40 0.4250 0.4000 0.6875 0.5294 0.3043 0.7778 0.5714 0.3125
2010 272 0.5037 0.4301 0.7778 0.6277 0.2296 0.8488 0.5806 0.2222
2011 771 0.4994 0.4468 0.7529 0.6805 0.2124 0.8359 0.4878 0.2442
Career11260.49920.44180.74880.66960.21170.8260.49460.2492

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-24 2011-09-04 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-03 2011-06-05 DTD 2 2 Neck Soreness -
2011-05-23 2011-05-26 DTD 3 3 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2010-06-22 2010-07-02 Minors 10 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-07-20 2009-07-24 Minors 4 0 Left Ankle Soreness -
2009-05-16 2009-05-21 Minors 5 0 Low Back Soreness -
2008-05-19 2008-06-16 Minors 28 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-04-30 2008-05-12 Minors 12 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 ARI $420,000
2010 NYA $535,000
2009 NYA $525,000
2007 NYA $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,860,000
4 yrTotal$1,860,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 25 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/6/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Tampa Bay 6/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Renewed by Arizona 3/10/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/15/11.
  • 4 years/$2.07M (2007-10). Signed 12/06 as amateur free agent from Cuba (via Dominican Republic). $0.5M signing bonus. 07:$0.38M, 08:$0.39M, 09:$0.4M, 10:$0.4M. $0.375M in salary guaranteed each year. Acquired by Arizona in trade from NY Yankees 11/18/10.

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 First base often seems so stacked with sluggers that it’s hard to see how the average TAv at the position ends up at .284 instead of something more in line with the lofty .300-plus figures recorded by the Cabreras, Fielders, and Vottos of the world. We’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s Miranda’s doing. Granted, he had some accomplices—a few of whom also played first for Arizona last season—but the left-handed hitter was one of the least productive first basemen to get 200 plate appearances last season. Not surprisingly, he didn’t make it much past 200 before being busted back to Triple-A, where his bat barely picked up, despite the advantages of his home park. This Cuban import of a certain age (it’s hard to be more specific) also lacks the reputation for good glovework. His hold on a roster spot will be tenuous at best.
2011 Cuban time traveler Miranda (he might have been born in 1983; there is an equal probability that he was born in 1883 and witnessed the Rough Riders rushing Kettle Hill) was finally sprung by the Yankees via a November trade to the Diamondbacks. There, he will try to replace Adam LaRoche’s mediocre production as the long half of a first-base platoon, though he will have to beat out Brandon Allen to do it. In 94 major-league plate appearances, Miranda has hit .253/.330/.458, and while that is a very small sample, it might be a fair representation of his upside. The average major-league first baseman is a better hitter than that, making Miranda more of a placeholder than an upgrade.
2010 The ageless (because he has no official age) Miranda spent his second season at Scranton and continued to provide unexceptional production for a first baseman. Though Brian Cashman suggested in December that Miranda could be the team's 2010 DH (fancifully; Nick Johnson got the job), the role seems beyond him; over the last three seasons, the average AL DH has hit .260/.344/.442. In a peak year, Miranda might match these numbers, but he's unlikely to surpass them. Perhaps some team in need of a lefty pinch-hitter might give him a shot. What is certain is that he has no future with the Yankees and is taking up a 40-man roster spot to no useful purpose. As he's out of options, that won't be the case for much longer.
2009 Depending on your source, Cuban defector Juan Miranda is 26, 28, or 2800 this year, and has enough power that he might hold a job as a platoon DH, not that the modern, bullpen-heavy team has room for such a specialized creature.
2008 Cuban defector Miranda's not much of a prospect, but he takes a spot here because New York's first base situation is as wide-open as it was on May 2, 1939, the day Lou Gehrig asked out of the lineup. Anyone short of Gehrig might get a shot at playing time there this year. There's an old joke about a guy who borrowed a friend's car and then wrecked it. "Where did you park my car?" the owner says. "Between Fifth and Eighth," comes the answer. "Where between Fifth and Eighth?" "All the way between Fifth and Eighth." Miranda's age is all the way between 24 and 26, and the smart money is on the latter. Any age in that range suggests little in the way of further development. That's unfortunate because, though Miranda has some home run pop, he has limited patience and needs to be platooned. Move along; nothing to see here.

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This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Art of LosingAdam Sobsey2012-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Weakest Positions on 2012's Best TeamsBen Lindbergh2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Scooting Between TeamsDerek Carty2012-01-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Delirium in the DesertJay Jaffe2011-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/8/11Michael Street2011-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: To Serve the YoungGeoff Young2011-07-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: One-Category WondersDerek Carty2011-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/18/11Michael Street2011-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DH for 7/5/11Michael Street2011-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First Base, Third Base, and DHMichael Street2011-06-27
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 23Larry Granillo2011-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DHMichael Street2011-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Are the D'Backs for Real?Mike Petriello2011-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Mike Trout vs. Super TwoKevin Goldstein2011-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DHMichael Street2011-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Drop a Catcher, Drop a ChildGeoff Young2011-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: First, Third, and DHMichael Street2011-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Westward Huh?Jay Jaffe2011-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DHMichael Street2011-05-31
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 27Larry Granillo2011-05-28
Transaction Analysis Blog: Branyan Finds a New Home, Cubs Grab Another ArmR.J. Anderson2011-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Return of the Prodigal SluggersBen Lindbergh2011-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: St. Louis SupremeTommy Bennett2011-05-24
Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DHMichael Street2011-05-23
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 22Larry Granillo2011-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Quad-A LabelJason Collette2011-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks at First Base, Third Base, and DHMichael Street2011-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DHMichael Street2011-05-09
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 4Larry Granillo2011-05-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, do the Cards go and find a 4-6 week replacement for Pujols (Juan Miranda? Casey Kotchman?) or is it Berkman (when healthy) and prayer?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Given the length of time Pujols will be out, I don't see the Cardinals as making a move. I strongly suspect we'll see Berkman playing first base with Allen Craig and John Jay soaking up the bulk of the right field at-bats. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Yankees looking for a longer-term solution at DH than Juan Miranda, or are they going to rotate the vets through and give too many PA's to the likes of Ramiro Pena?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
I'm hearing they will pounce on Paul Konerko if the White Sox decide to start trading off veterans. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)How can a team that has both Tomko and Berroa on its 25-man roster be serious about winning?
(Frank from Waterbury)
They think they're serious. The Yankees just have a dearth of resources in certain areas. I sort of understand the Tomko thing as an attempt to catch lightning in a bottle ("The scouting reports say he's developed a new pitch, the 'dipsy-doodle chicken-ball' and he's a whole new guy!") that can be tried and quickly dispensed with. Berroa I don't get. Not that Shelley Duncan is Babe Ruth, but he's hitting like him at the moment, and you'd think that his odd home run off the bench (or Juan Miranda's, as mediocre as I think he is) would be more valuable than anything Berroa might do, especially when the team could PH for the catcher in the eighth inning of every game as long as Posada is out. (Steven Goldman)


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