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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 340 .153 .258 .310 .216 -0.4
Birth Date9-14-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight215 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
2010 ATL 24 16 6 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .091 0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 ATL 25 17 22 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 .048 .091 .048 .062 -4.3 -0.1 -0.5
2012 OAK 26 22 70 64 8 11 5 0 3 25 6 31 0 0 0 7 1 0 .172 .243 .391 .221 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2
2014 SFN 28 71 242 204 27 33 6 1 8 65 32 77 2 1 3 22 0 1 .162 .280 .319 .231 3.2 -0.4 0.3
Career12634029443451111191401192133011.153.258.310.216-2.9-0.5-0.4

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
2007 ROM A 37 157 .309 .266 .341 .404 .264 .367 108 8.5 4.7 2.1 0.8 1.1 15.7 1.7 15.7 1.7
2007 DNV Rk 18 74 .312 .267 .345 .398 .266 .263 94 4.4 2.3 0.1 -0.5 -0.3 6.3 0.5 6.3 0.5
2008 MYR A+ 93 400 .276 .261 .334 .400 .263 .299 100 7.7 12.8 5.6 1.9 3.2 28.6 3.0 28.6 3.0
2008 MIS AA 16 64 .259 .263 .346 .410 .258 .324 104 0 1.9 0.9 0.7 0.3 3.1 0.4 3.1 0.4
2009 MIS AA 128 534 .267 .254 .332 .380 .264 .302 90 4 15.0 6.9 2.2 1.9 27.4 3.1 27.4 3.1
2010 ATL MLB 16 6 .091 .236 .305 .410 .248 .000 93 -1 0.2 0 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 GWN AAA 77 287 .199 .256 .325 .399 .249 .265 101 -19.4 8.6 3.9 3.7 1.3 -4.7 -0.1 -4.7 -0.1
2011 ATL MLB 17 22 .062 .259 .322 .414 .265 .083 96 -4.3 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -4.3 -0.5 -4.3 -0.5
2011 GWN AAA 104 407 .264 .256 .325 .394 .251 .354 94 1.7 12.6 4.2 -0.4 0.6 19.2 1.8 19.2 1.8
2012 OAK MLB 22 70 .221 .247 .314 .400 .259 .267 99 -2.7 1.9 0.7 -0.1 -0.9 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 90 383 .289 .282 .348 .435 .272 .316 95 12.6 11.4 3.4 -3.8 0.3 28.8 2.5 28.8 2.5
2013 SLU A+ 2 8 .215 .246 .311 .358 .250 .333 93 -0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 LVG AAA 95 354 .261 .278 .342 .427 .268 .401 111 0.4 10.2 2.1 -7.3 4.1 14.2 0.7 14.2 0.7
2014 SFN MLB 71 242 .231 .254 .315 .386 .261 .208 98 -6.5 6.2 -0.3 -0.4 1.9 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2014 FRE AAA 41 152 .248 .278 .344 .438 .271 .295 93 -2 4.4 0.1 -1.4 -0.1 1.2 -0.0 1.2 -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 DNV Rk 74 14 13 3 1 3 13 12 18 1 2 .224 .370 .466 .241 .312 6.3 -0.5 0.5
2007 ROM A 157 26 40 11 0 4 15 27 26 5 3 .312 .436 .492 .180 .309 15.7 0.8 1.7
2008 MIS AA 64 9 13 3 1 1 7 7 17 0 0 .241 .333 .389 .148 .259 3.1 0.7 0.4
2008 MYR A+ 400 68 80 23 2 19 56 45 122 14 3 .234 .334 .480 .246 .276 28.6 1.9 3.0
2009 MIS AA 534 63 110 25 4 10 48 53 131 17 1 .237 .317 .373 .136 .267 27.4 2.2 3.1
2010 ATL MLB 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .091 0.0 0.1 0.0
2010 GWN AAA 287 27 55 9 1 7 22 20 74 10 6 .211 .279 .333 .123 .199 -4.7 3.7 -0.1
2011 GWN AAA 407 52 91 14 1 18 50 41 137 8 3 .252 .333 .446 .194 .264 19.2 -0.4 1.8
2011 ATL MLB 22 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 .048 .091 .048 .000 .062 -4.3 -0.1 -0.5
2012 SAC AAA 383 61 80 26 3 18 61 47 115 5 4 .244 .350 .506 .262 .289 28.8 -3.8 2.5
2012 OAK MLB 70 8 11 5 0 3 7 6 31 1 0 .172 .243 .391 .219 .221 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2
2013 SLU A+ 8 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 .215 0.1 0.1 0.0
2013 LVG AAA 354 57 90 12 4 11 49 29 111 9 2 .283 .348 .450 .167 .261 14.2 -7.3 0.7
2014 FRE AAA 152 18 29 11 0 6 17 14 49 0 0 .218 .311 .436 .218 .248 1.2 -1.4 -0.0
2014 SFN MLB 242 27 33 6 1 8 22 32 77 0 1 .162 .280 .319 .157 .231 3.2 -0.4 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
2010 23 0.5217 0.3913 0.5556 0.5833 0.1818 0.7143 0.0000 0.4444
2011 88 0.5455 0.4205 0.6486 0.5417 0.2750 0.8077 0.2727 0.3514
2012 284 0.4930 0.4859 0.5652 0.6643 0.3125 0.6774 0.3333 0.4348
2014 975 0.4708 0.4728 0.6226 0.7124 0.2597 0.7401 0.3358 0.3774
Career13700.48110.47080.61120.68930.27030.7310.32560.3888

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-04 2013-05-06 Minors 32 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles - -
2010-09-20 2010-10-12 60-DL 22 12 Right Fingers Recovery From Fracture Index Finger -
2010-08-21 2010-09-20 Minors 30 0 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $525,000
2013 NYN $
2011 ATL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$414,000
2011Current$525,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$939,000
3 yrTotal$939,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 22 dSFX1 year/$0.525M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.525M in majors. Contract selected by San Francisco 3/30/14. DFA by San Francisco 7/11/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/15/14. Refused assignment by San Francisco 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 3/24/13.
  • 2012. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Atlanta 3/13/12. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Oakland 11/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 5/4/10.
  • Drafted 2007 (3-108) (Texas A&M). $283,500 signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2014-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Deeper Look at FAAB in Deeper LeaguesMike Gianella2014-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/2Daniel Rathman2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Marlins and the AT&T ShiftSam Miller2014-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M'sNick Bacarella2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M'sChris Mosch2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Odorizzi Blows Away the M'sMorris Greenberg2014-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Best Game of the 2014 Season So FarSam Miller2014-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDaily League Strategy: Weekend Lineup AdvicePaul Sporer2014-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/14Daniel Rathman2014-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: It's Been One WeekSam Miller2014-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening DayR.J. Anderson2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Reluctant Optimism of SpringGeoff Young2013-03-27
The Lineup Card: 13 Offseason NeedsBaseball Prospectus2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Anthony Gose is Not Ready Right NowBen Lindbergh2012-08-14
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 30Larry Granillo2012-07-31
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 29Larry Granillo2012-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Walk-off Wins are the New Market InefficiencyGeoff Young2012-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Midsummer Replacement-Level Killers, Part IJay Jaffe2012-07-23
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 18Larry Granillo2012-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Weakest Positions on 2012's Best TeamsBen Lindbergh2012-03-02
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1R.J. Anderson2011-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesMarc Normandin2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesCorey Dawkins2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Braves, Marlins, MetsChristina Kahrl2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Lee DealChristina Kahrl2010-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of June 12John Perrotto2010-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Pad SquaddingChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Tale of Three ShortstopsChristina Kahrl2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Braves Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-11-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Continuing NL league. I need a backup shortstop. My starter is Tulowitzki and I have no other shortstop on my team (though I have Rutledge, who will qualify when Tulowitzki gets injured). Brandon Hicks, Cliff Barmes or Ehire Adrienza?
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
This is exactly what I love about a Scoresheet chat. Death is not an option, right? The answer is clearly Clint Barmes to me, though, as his 4.85 range rating swamps the other two players, and his bat is only moribund, not comatose. Or is it the other way around? Also, looking at the soft factors, Barmes is a “bigger” name, and as such, he’ll be harder to get rid of. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan, I had a chance to see Phillipe Aumont pitch the other night. I've gone to quite a few Rattlers games over the years and I think he may be one of the best I've seen. He doesn't just have great stuff, he really pitches, works the plate, etc. What are your thoughts? Also, what about Donald Hume is he a guy that performed at San Diego St.? He's put up great numbers thus far.
(Tobias from Madison, WI)
Thanks for passing this along, Tobias. Aumont was labeled as one of "My Guys" in an article I wrote last June, along with Jake Arrieta and Yasmani Grandal and Brandon Hicks and a few others. I saw Aumont at the East Coast Showcase and thought, wow, this guy could be something. I love that angle at which he pitches at, generating natural tilt. He's great. As far as Hume, he's got a nice four-pitch mix, and could be a solid back-end guy. That was a great pick. (Bryan Smith)
2008-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Bryan, sorry if you've addressed this in a column and I missed it, but do you have any thoughts on Texas A&M?
(James from Lubbock, Texas)
James, I hit on the Aggies a bit in my Unfiltered post this morning, as well as my February 12 column, but certainly territory we can re-cross. I think Texas A&M really has to show they are going to hit in a world post-Brandon Hicks and Craig Stinson. Stouffer had an awful weekend as the Aggies split a series with lowly Northern Colorado, but he'll come around. It does appear that they are going to pitch a little bit, as Barret Loux looks like a special freshman, and Thebeau, Migl and Rivers all have brilliance in their systems. (Bryan Smith)


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