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Portrait of McKay Christensen

McKay Christensen CFWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 146 .250 .324 .320 .223 -0.4
Birth Date8-14-1975
Height5' 11"
Weight180 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
1999 CHA 23 28 60 53 10 12 1 0 1 16 4 7 0 2 1 6 2 1 .226 .271 .302 .213 -1.6 1.3 -0.0
2000 CHA 24 32 22 19 4 2 0 0 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 .105 .227 .105 .144 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2001 CHA 25 7 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .252 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2001 LAN 25 28 55 49 7 16 2 0 1 21 3 10 3 0 0 7 3 2 .327 .400 .429 .256 -0.8 -0.4 -0.1
2002 NYN 26 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .321 0.4 0.1 0.0
Career9914612822323024110265211464.250.324.320.223-4.80.2-0.4

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
1996 HIC A 6 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HIC A 0 566 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WNS A+ 0 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 28 60 .213 .272 .347 .439 .266 .234 97 -3.3 1.7 0.2 1.3 0.6 -1.6 -0.0 -1.6 -0.0
1999 BIR AA 0 332 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHR AAA 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 32 22 .144 .270 .337 .425 .259 .154 95 -3 0.6 0.1 -0.5 0.3 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2000 CHR AAA 0 370 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 7 5 .252 .296 .356 .538 .297 .500 105 0 0.1 0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2001 LAN MLB 28 55 .256 .267 .338 .447 .262 .395 105 -0.2 1.5 0.1 -0.4 -1.7 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2001 CHR AAA 69 312 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LVG AAA 16 63 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 4 4 .321 .204 .285 .289 .219 .500 96 0.3 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2002 NOR AAA 97 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 47 200 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LOU AAA 5 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 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
1996 HIC A 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HIC A 566 95 141 12 12 5 47 52 61 28 20 .280 .360 .382 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WNS A+ 425 69 103 17 6 4 32 53 54 20 10 .285 .393 .399 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHR AAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIR AA 332 53 85 8 6 3 28 31 46 18 6 .290 .373 .389 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 60 10 12 1 0 1 6 4 7 2 1 .226 .271 .302 .075 .213 -1.6 1.3 -0.0
2000 CHR AAA 370 49 89 13 2 6 29 32 51 28 6 .264 .330 .368 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB 22 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 1 1 .105 .227 .105 .000 .144 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3
2001 CHA MLB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .252 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2001 LAN MLB 55 7 16 2 0 1 7 3 10 3 2 .327 .400 .429 .102 .256 -0.8 -0.4 -0.1
2001 LVG AAA 63 8 14 2 1 1 3 5 11 3 1 .246 .317 .368 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHR AAA 312 53 75 15 6 7 25 30 52 17 3 .275 .346 .451 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 .321 0.4 0.1 0.0
2002 NOR AAA 414 52 107 23 6 5 30 26 72 20 13 .284 .338 .416 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SWB AAA 200 26 43 10 1 4 13 14 48 7 2 .238 .291 .370 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LOU AAA 18 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 4 1 0 .294 .333 .353 .059 .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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 NYN $222,500
2000 CHA $212,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$435,000
2 yrTotal$435,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/04 signed as a free agent from PHI 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/03
  • signed as a free agent from NYM
  • sent outright to Triple-A 4/02 claimed off waivers from LA 4/02 designated for assignment 3/02 signed 3/02 recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 8/01

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 )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Christensen opened the season as the Metsí fifth outfielder, but with Timo Perez and Jay Payton around, he wasnít going to force his way any higher up the depth chart. If a team is looking for some decent defense and a pinch-runner, he might yet stick in that role with somebody, but thatís a lot less than was expected from the one-time first round pick.
2002 Acquired from the ChiSox for long-shot pitching prospect Wade Parrish, Christensen was basically brought up to cover for Marquis Grissom while Grissom served a suspension, and he saw little action outside of that. Christensen's upside is a fourth outfielder on a team that needs a lefty pinch hitter and a good glove. He fits here.
2001 McKay Christensen is labeled a prospect because the team's starting center fielder is Chris Singleton. The White Sox have been extremely patient with Christensen, and it hasnít worked. He swings from his heels without hitting for power. The Sox want him to be a leadoff type, but he doesnít get on base well enough. He might make it as a pinch runner and defensive replacement.
2000 He surprised everyone by making the team out of camp, in part due to Brian Simmons's injury. He was clearly not ready. Christensen is another player at loggerheads with Sox coaching, because instead of follow batting coach Von Joshua's advice and spraying the ball around, he prefers to pull the ball. Heís a flyer in center field and willing to take a walk, but he isn't going to grow up to be Brett Butler.
1998 The Angelsí first-round pick in 1994, he was traded to the Sox in the Jim Abbott deal. He missed two years while on a Mormon mission. Considered the fastest player in the draft that year, heís still pretty raw.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Colin Moran and the Matter of Draft StatusJeff Moore2014-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTen Prospects on the Bubble, Part Two: National LeagueBradley Ankrom2012-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-31, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
Transaction Analysis: April 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-14
Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27


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