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Kalian Sams RFRangers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .214 12 32 33 8 .244 0.3
Birth Date8-25-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight248 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.32014
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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

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 WIS A 48 174 .223 .250 .319 .368 .255 .354 93 -7 5.1 -2 -0.2 0.5 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2007 EVE A- 56 221 .264 .260 .345 .381 .262 .319 99 1 6.6 -3.4 1.3 -0.1 5.3 0.7 5.3 0.7
2008 PUL Rk 32 122 .258 .254 .332 .379 .262 .235 100 -0.3 3.8 -0.9 0.9 -1.0 3.0 0.4 3.0 0.4
2009 CLN A 16 62 .204 .259 .340 .373 .259 .258 104 -3.6 1.8 -0.6 0.5 0.0 -2.7 -0.2 -2.7 -0.2
2009 EVE A- 4 17 .485 .256 .355 .354 .269 .500 105 4 0.5 0 0.2 -0.2 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2010 CLN A 79 302 .226 .256 .335 .385 .259 .275 102 -10.8 8.7 -2.5 -1.8 0.5 -4.4 -0.6 -4.4 -0.6
2010 EVE A- 26 97 .263 .266 .330 .386 .266 .250 103 0.3 3.0 -0.9 3.4 0.4 4.2 0.8 4.2 0.8
2011 CLN A 93 357 .277 .252 .317 .373 .262 .283 94 6.5 10.3 -3.9 9.1 5.8 12.8 2.2 12.8 2.2
2011 HDS A+ 20 63 .222 .280 .349 .432 .272 .214 118 -2.7 1.9 -0.7 -0.8 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2012 WTN AA 76 282 .258 .252 .333 .379 .261 .309 104 -0.5 7.8 -2.6 3.2 2.2 5.9 1.0 5.9 1.0
2013 FRI AA 20 86 .280 .252 .314 .384 .253 .333 102 1.7 2.3 -1 -1.1 0.0 2.5 0.1 2.5 0.1
2013 SAN AA 26 102 .387 .248 .321 .388 .259 .217 95 13.1 2.8 -1.1 0.2 -0.8 14.4 1.6 14.4 1.6
2013 TUC AAA 24 57 .191 .279 .345 .428 .269 .250 107 -4.3 1.6 -0.5 -1.1 -0.3 -4.4 -0.6 -4.4 -0.6
2013 NED int 6 25 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 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 EVE A- 221 32 43 13 1 7 22 26 72 9 4 .225 .320 .414 .188 .264 5.3 1.3 0.7
2007 WIS A 174 18 32 7 2 4 8 15 73 1 1 .205 .287 .353 .147 .223 -4.2 -0.2 -0.4
2008 PUL Rk 122 16 22 3 1 10 20 11 47 1 1 .204 .295 .528 .324 .258 3.0 0.9 0.4
2009 EVE A- 17 5 6 1 0 3 6 1 7 2 0 .375 .412 1.000 .625 .485 4.5 0.2 0.5
2009 CLN A 62 4 9 3 2 1 6 5 25 0 0 .161 .226 .339 .179 .204 -2.7 0.5 -0.2
2010 CLN A 302 41 48 11 3 15 46 24 132 5 4 .180 .268 .414 .233 .226 -4.4 -1.8 -0.6
2010 EVE A- 97 11 16 4 1 5 12 12 34 1 0 .193 .302 .446 .253 .263 4.2 3.4 0.8
2011 HDS A+ 63 11 12 3 1 6 10 3 26 1 1 .200 .238 .583 .383 .222 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1
2011 CLN A 357 47 76 13 3 18 56 29 102 25 4 .237 .301 .464 .227 .277 12.8 9.1 2.2
2012 WTN AA 282 35 62 11 4 11 35 23 81 13 0 .242 .306 .445 .203 .258 5.9 3.2 1.0
2013 NED int 25 7 5 3 0 0 3 4 5 1 1 .263 .400 .421 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 FRI AA 86 11 22 1 0 4 10 8 20 6 0 .286 .349 .455 .169 .280 2.5 -1.1 0.1
2013 SAN AA 102 16 20 7 0 10 27 20 24 4 0 .250 .412 .713 .463 .387 14.4 0.2 1.6
2013 TUC AAA 57 5 8 2 0 1 3 7 21 0 0 .160 .263 .260 .100 .191 -4.4 -1.1 -0.6

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
2009-05-05 - Minors - - Left Wrist Surgery Hamate -

Compensation

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Details

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
90o 518 78 119 20 2 25 73 52 149 23 3 .261 .337 .481 .291 28.3 RF 1, LF 1 3.3
80o 495 71 108 18 2 23 66 47 146 21 3 .246 .320 .453 .276 19.7 RF 1, LF 1 2.4
70o 478 66 100 17 2 21 62 44 143 19 2 .235 .307 .433 .265 14.0 RF 1, LF 1 1.7
60o 464 62 95 16 2 20 58 41 141 18 2 .226 .296 .416 .255 9.4 RF 1, LF 1 1.2
50o 450 59 89 15 2 19 54 38 139 17 2 .218 .286 .401 .247 5.3 RF 1, LF 1 0.8
40o 436 55 83 14 2 17 51 36 137 16 2 .209 .276 .385 .238 1.5 RF 1, LF 1 0.3
30o 422 52 77 13 2 16 48 33 134 15 2 .200 .265 .369 .229 -2.4 RF 1, LF 1 -0.1
20o 405 48 70 12 1 15 44 31 131 13 2 .190 .253 .350 .218 -6.6 RF 1, LF 1 -0.5
10o 382 43 61 10 1 13 39 27 126 12 1 .176 .235 .323 .203 -11.8 RF 1, LF 1 -1.1
Weighted Mean4576191152195640140172.222.291.409.2517.3RF 1, LF 11.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 7% 4% 15% 22%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 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
201528250324691133622828.204.274.422.2511.19.51.2-1.514.9-5.21.0
201629337426611116452711111.214.278.411.2480.97.11.5-2.114.9-7.31.4
2017306268012021330875220218.212.278.418.2501.17.52.4-4.114.9-5.82.5
2018316338011720230855420318.205.274.405.2450.73.62.1-4.314.9-9.22.6
2019326057511318227795218216.208.277.398.2430.52.41.7-4.314.9-10.02.4
2020336067511318227795218215.208.276.397.2430.51.91.4-4.514.9-10.02.4
2021346177511718225775117714.209.275.384.2390.1-1.10.9-4.714.9-12.32.5
2022356277711518227805318812.204.272.387.238-0.0-2.70.3-5.014.9-13.02.5
2023366047111518222724916110.209.272.371.234-0.3-5.5-0.2-4.914.9-15.32.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
9.11.1out of baseball5.40.10.915.7

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1 91 Mike Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
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3 89 Brendan Katin 2010 .000 DNP
4 88 Stefan Gartrell 2011 .000 DNP
5 86 Brent Clevlen 2011 .000 DNP
6 85 Brock Kjeldgaard 2013 .000 DNP
7 85 Jason Perry 2008 .097
8 83 Joe Gaetti 2009 .000 DNP
9 83 Justin Ruggiano 2009 .000 DNP
10 82 Kyle Russell 2013 .000 DNP
11 82 Cristian Guerrero 2008 .000 DNP
12 82 Brahiam Maldonado 2013 .000 DNP
13 81 Wilkin Ramirez 2013 .243
14 81 Matt Fields 2013 .000 DNP
15 81 Jonathan Van Every 2007 .000 DNP
16 80 Ian Gac 2013 .000 DNP
17 80 David Smith 2008 .000 DNP
18 80 John Mayberry 2011 .311
19 80 Brandon Tripp 2012 .000 DNP
20 80 Leonard Davis 2011 .000 DNP
21 79 Bill Rhinehart 2012 .000 DNP
22 79 Brad Snyder 2009 .000 DNP
23 78 Corey Brown 2013 .255
24 78 Ray Sadler 2008 .000 DNP
25 78 Ernesto Mejia 2013 .000 DNP
26 78 Brandon Waring 2013 .000 DNP
27 78 Terry Evans 2009 .200
28 78 Joe Koshansky 2009 .000 DNP
29 78 Sean Barker 2007 .193
30 77 Shawn Bowman 2012 .000 DNP
31 77 Aaron Herr 2008 .000 DNP
32 77 Mauro Gomez 2012 .257
33 77 Steven Hill 2012 .246
34 77 Kevin West 2007 .000 DNP
35 77 Jason Cooper 2008 .000 DNP
36 77 Joey Butler 2013 .348
37 76 Andrew Brown 2012 .243
38 76 Anthony Recker 2011 .239
39 76 Brandon Hicks 2013 .000 DNP
40 76 Jon Nelson 2007 .000 DNP
41 76 Ryan Strieby 2013 .000 DNP
42 76 Cole Garner 2012 .000 DNP
43 76 Sam Carter 2010 .000 DNP
44 76 Thomas Giles 2011 .000 DNP
45 75 Daniel Dorn 2012 .000 DNP
46 75 Doc Brooks 2007 .000 DNP
47 75 Cody Overbeck 2013 .000 DNP
48 75 Brett Carroll 2010 .247
49 75 Ben Harrison 2009 .000 DNP
50 75 Seth Loman 2013 .000 DNP
51 75 John-Ford Griffin 2007 .448
52 75 Ryan Goleski 2009 .000 DNP
53 74 Nate Gold 2007 .000 DNP
54 74 Dusty Ryan 2012 .000 DNP
55 74 Victor Diaz 2009 .000 DNP
56 74 Salvador Paniagua 2010 .000 DNP
57 74 Brock Peterson 2011 .000 DNP
58 74 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
59 74 Matt Spring 2012 .000 DNP
60 74 Casper Wells 2012 .263
61 74 Chris Dickerson 2009 .272
62 74 Joseph Dunigan 2013 .000 DNP
63 74 Charlton Jimerson 2007 1.175
64 74 Prentice Redman 2007 .000 DNP
65 73 Ryan Mulhern 2008 .000 DNP
66 73 Doug Deeds 2008 .000 DNP
67 73 Bryan LaHair 2010 .000 DNP
68 73 Brian Dopirak 2011 .000 DNP
69 73 J.T. Wise 2013 .000 DNP
70 73 Denis Phipps 2013 .000 DNP
71 73 Larry Broadway 2008 .000 DNP
72 73 Corey Smith 2009 .000 DNP
73 73 Justin Maxwell 2011 .000 DNP
74 73 Matthew Brown 2010 .000 DNP
75 73 Jai Miller 2012 .000 DNP
76 73 Adam Boeve 2007 .000 DNP
77 73 Scott Cousins 2012 .161
78 73 Jordan Lennerton 2013 .000 DNP
79 73 David Freese 2010 .287
80 72 Brandon Barnes 2013 .242
81 72 Michael Bianucci 2013 .000 DNP
82 72 Steve Mortimer 2008 .000 DNP
83 72 Chris Lubanski 2012 .000 DNP
84 72 Justin Greene 2013 .000 DNP
85 72 Jared Clark 2013 .000 DNP
86 72 Ryan Raburn 2008 .236
87 72 Tagg Bozied 2007 .000 DNP
88 72 Marquez Smith 2012 .000 DNP
89 72 Delwyn Young 2009 .239
90 72 Mike Hollimon 2009 .000 DNP
91 72 Brooks Conrad 2007 .000 DNP
92 72 Jim Murphy 2013 .000 DNP
93 72 John Hattig 2007 .000 DNP
94 72 Tony Blanco 2009 .000 DNP
95 71 Jay Garthwaite 2008 .000 DNP
96 71 Miles Durham 2010 .000 DNP
97 71 Josh Kroeger 2010 .000 DNP
98 71 Nelson Cruz 2008 .328
99 71 Drew Locke 2010 .000 DNP
100 71 Danny Putnam 2010 .000 DNP

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