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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 1778 .254 .328 .317 .251 7.4
Birth Date10-27-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight200 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 NYN 20 78 255 216 28 46 12 0 1 61 22 38 8 3 6 15 2 2 .213 .305 .282 .226 1.0 -0.1 0.1
2011 NYN 21 96 376 328 31 93 15 1 0 110 35 50 6 3 4 36 5 1 .284 .360 .335 .274 20.8 0.3 2.3
2012 NYN 22 114 501 464 53 134 26 0 1 163 27 73 5 2 3 25 4 4 .289 .333 .351 .262 24.4 -5.4 2.0
2013 NYN 23 57 227 208 20 42 12 0 0 54 15 24 1 0 3 10 2 1 .202 .259 .260 .203 -1.9 3.1 0.1
2014 NYN 24 119 419 355 30 84 11 0 5 110 50 73 8 2 4 34 1 2 .237 .342 .310 .261 16.3 10.3 2.9
Career4641778157116239976174981492582810201201410.254.328.317.25160.78.27.4

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 MTS Rk 35 149 .259 .258 .351 .366 .251 .321 102 -0.1 4.1 1.4 4.8 0.1 6.6 1.1 6.6 1.1
2007 vme Rk 32 149 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLU A+ 131 555 .221 .249 .322 .362 .248 .263 98 -23.4 16.5 7.6 2.3 2.0 4.0 0.6 4.0 0.6
2009 BIN AA 134 553 .262 .253 .329 .373 .263 .310 98 0.9 15.4 6.3 -8.7 1.8 27.1 1.9 27.1 1.9
2010 NYN MLB 78 255 .226 .257 .324 .403 .268 .250 90 -8.9 7.0 1.1 -0.1 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 65 244 .228 .264 .332 .406 .254 .319 104 -8.7 7.4 3 4.0 0.6 1.6 0.5 1.6 0.5
2011 NYN MLB 96 376 .274 .252 .313 .387 .257 .331 96 5.1 10.1 1.7 0.3 1.8 20.8 2.3 20.8 2.3
2011 BUF AAA 54 231 .241 .261 .323 .405 .253 .274 92 -5.3 7.2 3.2 -2.5 2.4 5.9 0.3 5.9 0.3
2012 NYN MLB 114 501 .262 .254 .312 .402 .257 .339 97 0.9 13.7 6.3 -5.4 2.4 24.4 2.0 24.4 2.0
2012 SLU A+ 2 9 .189 .254 .324 .387 .245 .143 116 -0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2012 BUF AAA 6 21 .152 .260 .322 .404 .253 .235 99 -2.6 0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.8 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 PAN int 4 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 57 227 .203 .252 .310 .394 .256 .228 97 -12.3 6.0 2.7 3.1 1.8 -1.9 0.1 -1.9 0.1
2013 LVG AAA 60 269 .252 .277 .342 .423 .268 .316 113 -2.3 7.7 3.5 -2.1 2.7 13.3 1.1 13.3 1.1
2013 MTS Rk 3 10 .252 .228 .286 .322 .231 .750 104 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 NYN MLB 119 419 .261 .254 .313 .388 .264 .283 95 0.3 10.8 4.9 10.3 -2.5 16.3 2.9 16.3 2.9

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 MTS Rk 149 13 34 4 3 0 16 19 16 2 1 .283 .401 .367 .083 .259 6.6 4.8 1.1
2007 vme Rk 149 32 44 5 0 3 25 19 19 16 5 .364 .469 .479 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SLU A+ 555 55 114 19 4 2 37 41 77 8 5 .229 .290 .296 .066 .221 4.0 2.3 0.6
2009 BIN AA 553 59 141 24 3 5 46 37 59 19 3 .289 .343 .381 .092 .262 27.1 -8.7 1.9
2010 NYN MLB 255 28 46 12 0 1 15 22 38 2 2 .213 .305 .282 .069 .226 1.0 -0.1 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 244 25 61 11 0 1 16 14 36 1 3 .280 .322 .344 .064 .228 1.6 4.0 0.5
2011 BUF AAA 231 26 51 7 3 3 21 19 30 4 2 .246 .314 .353 .106 .241 5.9 -2.5 0.3
2011 NYN MLB 376 31 93 15 1 0 36 35 50 5 1 .284 .360 .335 .052 .274 20.8 0.3 2.3
2012 SLU A+ 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .111 .189 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1
2012 NYN MLB 501 53 134 26 0 1 25 27 73 4 4 .289 .333 .351 .062 .262 24.4 -5.4 2.0
2012 PAN int 18 2 5 3 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 .312 .353 .500 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BUF AAA 21 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .200 .238 .250 .050 .152 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA 269 38 69 14 1 2 24 14 30 1 1 .287 .337 .379 .092 .252 13.3 -2.1 1.1
2013 MTS Rk 10 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 .252 0.4 0.1 0.0
2013 NYN MLB 227 20 42 12 0 0 10 15 24 2 1 .202 .259 .260 .058 .203 -1.9 3.1 0.1
2014 NYN MLB 419 30 84 11 0 5 34 50 73 1 2 .237 .342 .310 .073 .261 16.3 10.3 2.9

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 906 0.5464 0.4425 0.8325 0.6121 0.2360 0.8977 0.6289 0.1600
2011 1411 0.5443 0.4826 0.8458 0.6667 0.2628 0.9004 0.6805 0.1512
2012 1883 0.5247 0.4633 0.8657 0.6387 0.2682 0.9350 0.6833 0.1320
2013 857 0.5449 0.4434 0.8816 0.5889 0.2692 0.9527 0.6952 0.1132
2014 1547 0.5275 0.4648 0.8303 0.6483 0.2599 0.8941 0.6526 0.1683
Career66040.53510.46230.85070.63680.26080.91520.66960.146

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-01 2014-03-07 Camp 6 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-09-19 2013-09-30 DTD 11 11 Right Lower Leg Fracture Fibula - -
2013-05-30 2013-07-06 15-DL 37 33 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-02-25 2013-02-27 Camp 2 0 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2012-05-07 2012-06-24 15-DL 48 44 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-20 Camp 8 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-09-02 2011-09-04 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYN $
2014 NYN $1,100,000
2013 NYN $514,701
2012 NYN $491,209
2011 NYN $
2010 NYN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,405,910
2011Current$1,100,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,505,910
4 yrTotal$2,505,910

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 171 dPeter Greenberg1 year/$1.1M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/15/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$514,701 (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13.
  • 1 year/$491,209 (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/5/10.
  • Signed by NY Mets 2006 as an amateur free agent from Panama.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)WHY OH WHY Wont the Mets actually give Wilmer Flores a shot, does Sandy Alderson need to take Ruben Tejada away from Terry Collins?
(Steve from Winnipeg)
I don't know, Steve. Ive been saying since this past winter that they needed to give Flores at-bats, even if it meant having to watch him butcher things at SS. Who cares? It's not going to be a competitive season anyway. Let's see just how well the kid can hit. But instead we're getting more confirmation that he can rake in Vegas. Big whoop. I don't get it. He needs to play regularly in the majors and I don't care at what position. The Mets are going to go into next year still not knowing what kind of bat he is at the major league level, and that's a travesty. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)I love to collect scrappy, young MI not named Jose Altuve. Which of my collection has the most upside: Jose Ramirez, Alexi Amarista, Ruben Tejada, Leury Garcia
(tbwhite from San Diego)
Do I have to? (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, thanks for the chat. supposedly flores got in shape to the point where the mets may use him at short. i guess he played ss on tues. what do you think the odds are he could become the starter by years end?
(hdub from the bleachers)
Someone asked about Flores at short in Jason Parks' most recent chat, and Jason said:

"He won't be a good shortstop. He doesn't have the range to excel there at the highest level. I guess the kind way of putting it is that Flores isn't an ideal shortstop, physically speaking. He has really nice hands and a strong arm, but the range is just what you want at the position. I think he could be a very good 3B, but obviously that's not going to happen with the Mets. Underrated player, though. He doesn't get enough credit for being able to hit. He's a natural hitter that keeps getting stronger."

Of course, Flores' competition in the short term is Ruben Tejada, so sure, it could happen. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Need a shortstop in NL-only deep dynasty league, traditional 5x5, and options are running slim: Gregorious, Furcal, Hechavarria, Dee Gordon, Ruben Tejada, Freddy Galvis, Haveabananarama. Not a rebuilding team, should compete this year, but did not keep Gregorious.
(Greg from KC)
Gordon is the guy I'd take a flier on at the moment. OBP risk and could flame out again but he has the upside. Furcal and Gregorius are the next two players on my list but - as you point out - this is a deep NL-only so the options are unsurprisingly uninspiring. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Altuve extension? Seems like it's going to be tough for him to walk through fields with those little paws.
(Kevin from St. Louis)
He's the same age as Ruben Tejada, he's done almost exactly as much, and it's almost impossible to see him playing any role besides second base. Tejada at least could be a utility infielder or a second baseman, besides playing short. Nobody's clamoring for a Tejada extension. I like Altuve enough, and it's hard for a team to really lose these extensions, and R.J. pointed out in his TA that it's a valuable signal for the Astros to be putting out. But seems like there's some degree of The Internet Likes Him Because He Quirky in the reaction. (Sam Miller)
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've got five shortstops born over the course of six months, September 1989-March 1990. Take contract status out, but considering all else, how do you rank them for the short and the long term? Andrelton Simmons, Ruben Tejada, Didi Gregorius, Jean Segura, Starlin Castro.
(Matt Trueblood from Fridley, MN)
Short: Castro, Segura, Gregorius, Simmons, Tejada
Long: Castro, Segura, Simmons, Gregorius, Tejada (Sam Miller)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Mets will call up Matt Harvey this season and give him another full year in the minors? Also, how do you think Ruben Tejada will do in place of Reyes?
(Scot from Washington, DC )
Harvey will spend most, if not all of the year in the minors. September callup at best, as he's not ready. I actually like Tejada as a solid performer. He's not a star, but there are plenty of shortstops I'd take Tejada over. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 the threesome of Dee Gordon, Jemile Weeks, and Jose Altuve has more productive careers than the threesome of Ruben Tejada, Johnny Giavotella, and Kyle Seager?
(goiter6 from MN)
98. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Sandy Alderson's right hand man, and Reyes has already signed elsewhere, what would you advise as a course of action?
(Matt from Whippleville, NY )
Abject surrender, like the rebels at Appomattox. They can stick Ruben Tejada in there, but there isn't a handy way to replace the offense or the electricity that player provides. (Steven Goldman)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton and Starlin Castro all played last year at age 20. Has there ever been a year when that many 20-year-olds did as well in the majors as those three? Of the players who've done that in the past, have most ended up in Cooperstown?
(Rex Little from Big Bear, CA)
Restricting our inquiry to hitters who had at least 200 PAs, last year had four: the ones you mention plus Ruben Tejada. Years with four 20 year-old hitters aren't so rare (e.g. 1976, 1970), but the only year in recent memory with MORE 20 year-old hitters is 1964. That year, Ed Kranepool, Rusty Staub, Tony Conigliaro, Derrell Griffith, Ed Kirkpatrick, and Terry Jones all played their age-20 seasons. As best I can tell, that (6) is the record. (Tommy Bennett)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team strato keeper league - who would rather have, Ruben Tejada or Jake Fox?
(goiter6 from MN)
I wouldn't be too excited about either of those guys, but I guess I'd take Tejada for position and upside. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ruben Tejada: still just a utility guy or does he have a chance to be a regular with J Wilson type career?
(Rave from Mahwah, NJ)
Well, he's not the glove wiz Wilson is. I could see him having some years as a second-division starter certainly. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets starting 2B on Opening Day 2010 will be ...? In 2011????
(dianagramr from NYC)
Luis Castillo. Ruben Tejada. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)When do you see Ruben Tejada making an impact in the majors and what kind of impact do you see him making?
(Carl from Buffalo, NY)
Ruben Tejada is going to be a big leaguer, but not an impact one. For me, he's kind of a future Enrique Wilson kind of player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Am I wrong to love Ruben Tejada? 19 years old in AA ball, hitting for average and demonstrating great plate discipline?
(Thomas from NY)
Is love really ever wrong? Love is a good thing, the world needs more love. In all seriousness though, I like Tejada for all the reasons you do, but I'm not convinced his more than a good utility guy in the end. (Kevin Goldstein)


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