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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
34 .231 1 3 3 0 .230 0.0
Birth Date8-18-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12012
-0.32013
-1.42014
-0.72015
-0.12016
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 7/30/2016 09:50 ET | Royals Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
KCA C 8 10 23 .231 3 1 3 0 .283 .349 0.0 .230
KCA C 9 5 11 .231 3 1 3 0 .283 .349 0.0 .230
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals1534.2313130.283.3490.0.230

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
2011 SLN 24 38 72 65 8 17 5 0 0 22 6 13 1 0 0 6 0 1 .262 .333 .338 .255 2.2 -1.3 0.1
2012 SLN 25 51 131 126 11 32 9 1 1 46 3 19 0 2 0 11 0 1 .254 .267 .365 .223 0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2013 SLN 26 51 129 123 13 25 6 1 1 36 4 25 2 0 0 13 0 0 .203 .240 .293 .178 -4.3 1.2 -0.3
2014 SLN 27 50 150 135 11 27 5 0 1 35 13 28 0 0 17 0 3 .200 .270 .259 .190 -3.9 -8.7 -1.4
2015 SLN 28 69 151 142 6 29 7 1 2 44 6 32 0 1 2 11 0 0 .204 .235 .310 .179 -5.7 -0.5 -0.7
2016 KCA 29 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .014 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
Career262636594491303235183321193325805.219.261.308.198-12.3-10.5-2.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 QUD A 49 216 .291 .254 .328 .370 .000 .303 91 7.6 6.8 0.9 -4.8 0.8 16.1 1.1 16.1 1.1
2007 BAT A- 4 17 .334 .250 .330 .333 .000 .545 97 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.3 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3
2007 CRD Rk 7 34 .348 .252 .358 .365 .000 .480 102 3.1 1.0 0.1 0.7 0.8 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2007 JCY Rk 6 27 .317 .247 .319 .359 .000 .238 100 1.8 0.9 0.1 2.3 -0.1 2.8 0.5 2.8 0.5
2008 PMB A+ 89 378 .271 .252 .323 .373 .000 .306 94 4.6 11.3 2.4 -1.0 2.2 20.5 2.0 20.5 2.0
2009 SFD AA 110 444 .222 .266 .338 .395 .000 .254 117 -18.5 12.9 4.9 -26.4 1.1 0.5 -2.7 0.5 -2.7
2010 PMB A+ 46 202 .277 .249 .327 .369 .000 .338 89 3.4 5.5 2.9 2.5 -2.8 9.0 1.2 9.0 1.2
2010 SFD AA 40 169 .282 .262 .339 .399 .000 .325 109 4.1 4.9 1.7 -3.0 -1.5 9.2 0.6 9.2 0.6
2010 MEM AAA 4 15 .213 .272 .342 .432 .000 .167 94 -2.1 1.2 0.7 1.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1
2011 SLN MLB 38 72 .255 .255 .324 .406 .000 .327 96 -0.4 1.9 0.6 -1.3 -0.0 2.2 0.1 2.2 0.1
2011 MEM AAA 45 164 .243 .276 .354 .430 .000 .304 96 -3.3 5.1 2.9 1.1 -0.5 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 51 131 .223 .255 .317 .398 .000 .287 99 -4.8 3.6 2 -1.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 51 129 .178 .242 .309 .377 .000 .247 101 -10.2 3.4 1.8 1.2 0.7 -4.3 -0.3 -4.3 -0.3
2014 SLN MLB 50 150 .190 .253 .312 .384 .000 .245 103 -9.8 3.9 2.2 -8.7 -0.2 -3.9 -1.4 -3.9 -1.4
2014 SFD AA 2 5 .143 .233 .320 .296 .000 .333 96 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2015 SLN MLB 69 151 .179 .251 .312 .399 .000 .248 98 -11.8 4.0 2 -0.5 0.2 -5.7 -0.7 -5.7 -0.7
2016 KCA MLB 3 3 .014 .268 .336 .460 .274 .000 111 -0.7 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2016 OMA AAA 65 256 .277 .269 .331 .418 .272 .329 96 4.5 7.1 1.1 1.9 -1.9 10.7 1.3 10.7 1.3

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
2007 JCY Rk 27 2 7 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 .280 .333 .600 .320 .317 2.8 2.3 0.5
2007 QUD A 216 26 55 10 1 5 34 17 25 3 1 .282 .343 .421 .138 .291 16.1 -4.8 1.1
2007 CRD Rk 34 8 12 5 0 0 4 1 7 1 0 .375 .394 .531 .156 .348 5.0 0.7 0.5
2007 BAT A- 17 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 .375 .412 .438 .062 .334 2.2 1.0 0.3
2008 PMB A+ 378 41 98 22 3 8 58 19 50 3 0 .279 .319 .427 .148 .271 20.5 -1.0 2.0
2009 SFD AA 444 44 89 25 2 10 48 34 85 1 0 .220 .281 .366 .146 .222 0.5 -26.4 -2.7
2010 PMB A+ 202 21 51 16 1 1 25 19 33 0 2 .282 .348 .398 .116 .277 9.0 2.5 1.2
2010 SFD AA 169 26 43 10 0 6 20 17 30 0 0 .289 .363 .477 .188 .282 9.2 -3.0 0.6
2010 MEM AAA 15 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .214 .213 -0.0 1.3 0.1
2011 SLN MLB 72 8 17 5 0 0 6 6 13 0 1 .262 .333 .338 .077 .255 2.2 -1.3 0.1
2011 MEM AAA 164 13 39 5 1 4 25 11 31 0 1 .262 .315 .389 .128 .243 4.2 1.1 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 131 11 32 9 1 1 11 3 19 0 1 .254 .267 .365 .111 .223 0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 129 13 25 6 1 1 13 4 25 0 0 .203 .240 .293 .089 .178 -4.3 1.2 -0.3
2014 SLN MLB 150 11 27 5 0 1 17 13 28 0 3 .200 .270 .259 .059 .190 -3.9 -8.7 -1.4
2014 SFD AA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .143 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2015 SLN MLB 151 6 29 7 1 2 11 6 32 0 0 .204 .235 .310 .106 .179 -5.7 -0.5 -0.7
2016 OMA AAA 256 25 62 13 0 7 45 29 53 1 1 .274 .355 .425 .150 .277 10.7 1.9 1.3
2016 KCA MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .014 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1

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
2011 241 0.4772 0.5311 0.7891 0.6957 0.3810 0.8625 0.6667 0.2109 87 0.001477
2012 408 0.5147 0.5294 0.8148 0.6857 0.3636 0.9236 0.5972 0.1852 152 0.001669
2013 455 0.4945 0.5121 0.7854 0.6844 0.3435 0.8506 0.6582 0.2146 185 0.004892
2014 573 0.4712 0.4747 0.8162 0.6296 0.3366 0.9059 0.6667 0.1838 237 0.008332
2015 584 0.5497 0.5171 0.7649 0.6822 0.3156 0.8219 0.6145 0.2351 229 -0.001941
2016 16 0.5000 0.6875 0.7273 0.8750 0.5000 1.0000 0.2500 0.2727 0 0.000000
Career22770.50460.51030.79310.67280.34330.87250.63620.2069191.78520.003

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
2013-08-15 2013-09-01 15-DL 17 16 Left Forearm Stress Fracture - -
2010-08-09 2010-08-30 Minors 21 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-07-17 2008-09-05 Minors 50 0 Left Wrist Strain Tendon - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 SLN $775,000
2014 SLN $521,000
2013 SLN $503,000
2012 SLN $481,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,280,000
4 yrTotal$2,280,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 105 dMDR Sports1 year/$0.975M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2016). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from St. Louis 12/2/15. Signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (26-802) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 128 12 32 7 1 2 12 8 23 1 1 .270 .318 .396 .258 4.1 C 0 0.4
80o 105 10 25 6 1 1 10 6 20 0 1 .254 .300 .371 .244 1.9 C 0 0.2
70o 89 8 21 5 1 1 8 5 17 0 0 .243 .288 .354 .234 0.7 C 0 0.0
60o 76 6 16 4 0 1 7 4 15 0 0 .233 .277 .339 .225 0.0 C 0 0.0
50o 63 5 13 3 0 1 5 3 12 0 0 .224 .267 .325 .217 -0.5 C 0 -0.1
40o 50 4 10 2 0 1 4 3 10 0 0 .215 .257 .311 .209 -0.8 C 0 -0.1
30o 37 3 7 2 0 0 3 2 7 0 0 .206 .246 .296 .200 -0.9 C 0 -0.1
20o 21 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .195 .234 .279 .190 -0.7 C 0 -0.1
Weighted Mean69614301641300.228.272.331.221-0.3C 0-0.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/30/2016 10:44 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 100 11 26 6 1 2 11 8 19 0 1 .277 .335 .427 .272 4.6 C -2 0.3
80o 77 8 17 4 0 1 8 6 15 0 0 .261 .317 .400 .258 2.5 C -2 0.1
70o 61 6 13 3 0 1 6 4 12 0 0 .250 .304 .381 .247 1.4 C -1 0.0
60o 47 4 10 2 0 1 5 3 9 0 0 .240 .293 .364 .239 0.6 C -1 0.0
50o 34 3 8 2 0 1 3 2 7 0 0 .231 .283 .349 .230 0.2 C -1 -0.1
40o 21 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .222 .273 .334 .222 0.0 C 0 -0.1
30o 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .213 .262 .318 .213 -0.1 C 0 0.0
Weighted Mean404920143800.235.288.356.2340.4C -1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 30% 14% 18% 90%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017309491941185190.219.267.316.210-0.4-1.30.20.72.3-4.6-2.3
2018311281227612117260.220.267.320.212-0.5-1.70.21.03.2-6.0-2.9
2019329281841185180.216.264.318.211-0.4-1.30.20.72.3-4.4-2.1
2020336961430164140.217.267.315.210-0.3-1.00.20.51.7-3.4-1.6
2021346861430164140.220.267.318.211-0.3-0.90.20.51.7-3.3-1.6
2022356361330154130.217.266.315.211-0.3-1.00.10.41.6-3.0-1.4
2023364951020143100.218.266.315.210-0.2-0.80.10.31.2-2.4-1.1
2024375451230143110.219.268.316.211-0.2-0.90.10.31.3-2.6-1.2
20253820241002140.215.263.306.206-0.1-0.40.00.10.5-1.0-0.4

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201730391448318194033891.233.299.364.238-0.54.40.63.16.4-5.7-9.4
201831562631192511459471291.234.300.368.240-0.76.71.04.37.1-5.7-12.8
201932566641192811461491301.234.301.377.243-0.67.21.14.16.1-4.1-12.9
202033536601112411355491230.230.301.362.238-0.75.71.23.85.3-4.5-12.2
202134562641212611459471270.236.302.369.242-0.66.91.33.86.2-4.4-12.8
202235568651162511561531330.227.300.367.242-0.67.01.33.76.7-4.7-12.9
202336570671192311662531280.232.304.373.244-0.67.01.33.56.3-4.1-13.0
202437600701303001565571330.240.313.380.248-0.58.91.43.57.4-3.4-13.7
202538496541002201048431090.224.296.343.232-0.83.51.12.83.7-4.0-11.3

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
4.17.416.95.53.44.137.4

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201516.73.78.37.44.25.940.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Drew Butera 2013 .031
2 86 Jeff Mathis 2012 .218
3 86 Jordan Pacheco 2015 .241
4 84 Milt May 1980 .249
5 84 Greg Myers 1995 .253
6 83 Rick Cerone 1983 .208
7 83 Jason Jaramillo 2012 .000 DNP
8 83 Mike Rabelo 2009 .000 DNP
9 83 Ernie Whitt 1981 .229
10 83 Jerry Narron 1985 .240
11 83 Danny Kravitz 1960 .222
12 83 Sandy Alomar Jr. 1995 .281
13 82 Buck Martinez 1978 .204
14 82 Yorvit Torrealba 2008 .232
15 82 Fred Kendall 1978 .188
16 82 Matt Batts 1951 .253
17 82 J. C. Martin 1966 .268
18 82 Kirt Manwaring 1995 .230
19 82 Craig Tatum 2012 .000 DNP
20 82 Dave Skaggs 1980 .196
21 82 Jim Price 1971 .263
22 82 Johnny Oates 1975 .255
23 82 Joe Oliver 1995 .253
24 82 Tom Pagnozzi 1992 .234
25 82 Steve Nicosia 1985 .179
26 82 Brent Mayne 1997 .252
27 82 Charlie O'Brien 1989 .261
28 82 Brook Fordyce 1999 .269
29 81 Frank House 1959 .210
30 81 Bob Barton 1971 .255
31 81 Alan Ashby 1981 .279
32 81 John Flaherty 1997 .247
33 81 Javier Valentin 2005 .289
34 81 Omir Santos 2010 .000 DNP
35 81 Jesus Flores 2014 .000 DNP
36 81 Brian Schneider 2006 .232
37 81 Marc Hill 1981 -.003
38 81 Henry Blanco 2001 .212
39 81 Rube Walker 1955 .232
40 81 Ray Katt 1956 .247
41 81 Keith Osik 1998 .202
42 81 Dan Wilson 1998 .241
43 81 Don Slaught 1988 .282
44 81 Duane Josephson 1971 .240
45 81 Joe Astroth 1952 .233
46 81 Ray Fosse 1976 .270
47 81 Scott Servais 1996 .239
48 81 Jerry Grote 1972 .242
49 81 Barry Foote 1981 .208
50 81 Raul Casanova 2002 .211
51 81 Joe Girardi 1994 .238
52 81 Buck Rodgers 1968 .192
53 81 Dave Vangorder 1986 .041
54 81 Russ Nixon 1964 .215
55 81 Sammy Taylor 1962 .240
56 81 Mike Heath 1984 .249
57 81 Doc Edwards 1966 .000 DNP
58 81 Jeff Reed 1992 .147
59 81 Bengie Molina 2004 .232
60 81 Terry Humphrey 1979 .075
61 81 Willie Bloomquist 2007 .234
62 81 Toby Hall 2005 .238
63 80 Tom Prince 1994 .280
64 80 Dave Valle 1990 .249
65 80 Jake Gibbs 1968 .215
66 80 Bill Sarni 1957 .000 DNP
67 80 Hal Smith 1960 .209
68 80 Jim Sundberg 1980 .282
69 80 Dick Bertell 1965 .215
70 80 Mike Redmond 2000 .218
71 80 Dioner Navarro 2013 .301
72 80 Brian Harper 1989 .290
73 80 Johnny Estrada 2005 .237
74 80 Doug Camilli 1966 .197
75 80 Bob Schmidt 1962 .250
76 80 Junior Ortiz 1989 .212
77 80 Brad Gulden 1985 .000 DNP
78 80 Brad Ausmus 1998 .235
79 80 Humberto Cota 2008 .000 DNP
80 80 Randy Hundley 1971 .255
81 80 Ramon Hernandez 2005 .264
82 80 Del Rice 1952 .274
83 80 Nelson Santovenia 1991 .218
84 80 Barry Lyons 1989 .230
85 80 Ed Ott 1981 .211
86 80 Rick Dempsey 1979 .239
87 80 Les Moss 1954 .213
88 79 Angel Berroa 2009 .128
89 79 Matt Walbeck 1999 .210
90 79 Dutch Dotterer 1961 .267
91 79 Mike DiFelice 1998 .206
92 79 Gregg Zaun 2000 .267
93 79 Dick Billings 1972 .236
94 79 Jeff Torborg 1971 .173
95 79 Bob Stinson 1975 .269
96 79 Robert Machado 2002 .242
97 79 John Marzano 1992 .131
98 79 Brian Johnson 1997 .250
99 79 Rod Barajas 2005 .258
100 79 Einar Diaz 2002 .196

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .186 .250 .225 .155
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .248 .321 .196
18 Split (Multi) .028 -.001 .096 .041
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .231 .310 .269 .176
31 vs R (2015) .198 .217 .319 .180
38 Split (2015) -.032 -.094 .050 .005
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 When you think about it, Cruz would make for the worst roommate ever. At best, he works for a few hours once a week; otherwise, he spends his time sitting around, snacking and waiting for his friends to go play catch, as if he were yanked straight from an Apatow film. Cruz the ballplayer isn't much better; he can't hit, and his defense isn't so good that he's guaranteed a job for as long as he can cop a squat. Yet, like that annoying roomie, he's managed to stick around well beyond his welcome. The Cardinals tried for years to replace him without much success, so they did the next-best thing: use him as little as possible. To wit, last season marked the fourth time Cruz had appeared in more than 50 games while recording fewer than 200 trips to the plate; that's one shy of Henry Blanco's career mark, and five short of David Ross' modern record. Those guys played into their late 30s (and beyond, in Blanco's case); Cruz is 29, so he could have another 10 years to shatter those marks—though, knowing the type, he'll probably leave the record-breaking for someone else to do. At least the Cardinals were kind enough to put him in the best possible situation to succeed.
2015 Over four seasons in St. Louis, Cruz has posted a .225/.271/.310 batting line, which slots him somewhere between Yovani Gallardo and Zack Greinke on career batting leaderboards. While the Cardinals have long considered defense to be the most important attribute of a catcher, there is a limit, and Cruz proved to be so punchless during Yadier Molina's most recent trip to the infirmary that the organization deigned to allow the unclean hands of A.J. Pierzynski to handle their pitching staff. Cruz is familiar to St. Louis hurlers, so that should give him a leg up on a roster spot, but with Molina likely to miss more time with each passing year, the Cardinals might want to invest in a better insurance policy.
2014 Backing up Yadier Molina has to be one of the most boring jobs in baseball: The starter never takes a day off, never gets hurt, and never needs a pinch-hitter. But Molina did finally hit the disabled list in 2013, and Cruz—perhaps having forgotten what they taught him at orientation—made little of the opportunity, hitting to a .557 OPS in his 13 games as man of the house. The durability of Molina aside, the Cards should consider strengthening their backup catcher—Cruz hasn’t ever shown much, is getting worse, and is one of the few spots where the Cardinals aren't practically perfect.
2013 Did you know that St. Louis actually had two catchers on their roster last summer? It’s true! A full 28 times last year you may have tuned into the first inning of a Cardinals game and caught a glimpse of Cruz, the young, strong-armed converted third baseman who finally convinced the organization to stop ordering out for the Gerald Lairds of the world and try one of their own. Cruz has limited power and doesn’t draw many walks, but did we mention he has a strong arm? When it comes to backup backstops, that’s long been music to the organization’s ears.
2012 Cruz, a converted third baseman, turned heads with his strong arm in spring training and outlasted long-heralded prospect Bryan Anderson as the final catcher cut before the Cardinals headed north. Promoted to St. Louis when Gerald Laird broke a finger, Cruz threw out two of four base-stealers and held his own at the plate. Cruz could battle for the backup job in the spring, and he’s the in-house favorite if free agent Gerald Laird does not return.
2011 Catcher Tony Cruz used a strong arm to throw out 53 percent of runners last year and worked his way onto the 40-man roster after an impressive showing in the AFL.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any info on the Cardinals' attempts to develop an in-house catching backup for Yadier Molina who's better than Tony Cruz (which isn't a very high bar)? Does Carson Kelly have a realistic chance of becoming adequate? Are there others I don't know about? Yadi isn't going to last forever...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I do think Kelly has some potential to help at the MLB level, but it could still take a while for him to get there. I've heard encouraging reports on the early progress he's made behind the plate, and I there is hope for the bat. Kelly may arrive in time to help the transition from Molina, but I'm not sure he's going to be ready in time to be a viable backup instead of Cruz in the short term. (Mark Anderson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2007 asx 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 afx 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 rok 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 afa 0 .000 0.0 1859 .001 -0.5 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 aax 5903 -.030 -30.9 3511 .000 -0.5 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 aax 2094 -.012 -4.1 1164 .002 -1.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 aaa 799 .010 1.4 462 .000 -0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 afa 0 .000 0.0 1653 .001 -0.6 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 mlb 741 -.006 -0.7 463 .000 -0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 aaa 2773 .003 1.6 1584 -.001 0.5 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 mlb 2076 -.005 -1.5 1408 -.000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 mlb 2063 .004 1.4 1405 -.001 0.2 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 aax 53 .001 0.0 22 -.000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 mlb 2494 -.021 -7.4 1678 .000 -0.1 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 mlb 2112 -.002 -0.6 1408 -.000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 aaa 3385 -.000 -0.2 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 mlb 30 -.003 -0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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