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Portrait of Rey Ordonez

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 3407 .246 .289 .310 .214 -0.1
Birth Date1-11-1971
Height5' 9"
Weight160 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
1996 NYN 25 151 530 502 51 129 12 4 1 152 22 53 1 1 4 30 1 3 .257 .289 .303 .208 -5.4 3.3 -0.2
1997 NYN 26 120 391 356 35 77 5 3 1 91 18 36 1 2 14 33 11 5 .216 .255 .256 .185 -10.9 6.5 -0.4
1998 NYN 27 153 548 505 46 124 20 2 1 151 23 60 1 4 15 42 3 6 .246 .278 .299 .204 -6.5 -6.6 -1.3
1999 NYN 28 154 588 520 49 134 24 2 1 165 49 59 1 7 11 60 8 4 .258 .319 .317 .223 2.7 1.0 0.4
2000 NYN 29 45 155 133 10 25 5 0 0 30 17 16 0 1 4 9 0 0 .188 .278 .226 .184 -8.1 -2.6 -1.0
2001 NYN 30 149 505 461 31 114 24 4 3 155 34 43 1 2 7 44 3 2 .247 .299 .336 .227 9.0 3.1 1.2
2002 NYN 31 144 499 460 53 117 25 2 1 149 24 46 2 4 9 42 2 2 .254 .292 .324 .224 10.7 -0.1 1.1
2003 TBA 32 34 124 117 14 37 11 0 3 57 2 12 1 2 2 22 0 2 .316 .328 .487 .296 11.2 -1.8 0.9
2004 CHN 33 23 67 61 2 10 3 0 1 16 2 14 0 0 4 5 0 0 .164 .190 .262 .173 -5.1 -2.1 -0.7
Career973340731152917671291712966191339823702872824.246.289.310.214-2.30.8-0.1

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
1994 SLU A+ 79 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 48 198 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA 125 486 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 151 530 .208 .263 .326 .407 .251 .285 97 -31.7 16.4 7.5 3.3 1.9 -5.4 -0.2 -5.4 -0.2
1997 NYN MLB 120 391 .185 .261 .328 .408 .257 .237 98 -32.2 10.4 5.3 6.5 2.2 -10.9 -0.4 -10.9 -0.4
1998 NYN MLB 153 548 .204 .264 .331 .416 .259 .275 95 -33.9 14.2 7.5 -6.6 3.8 -6.5 -1.3 -6.5 -1.3
1999 NYN MLB 154 588 .223 .270 .341 .427 .260 .285 97 -25.7 16.0 8.5 1.0 4.4 2.7 0.4 2.7 0.4
2000 NYN MLB 45 155 .184 .267 .345 .438 .263 .212 98 -13.9 4.3 2.2 -2.6 -1.0 -8.1 -1.0 -8.1 -1.0
2001 NYN MLB 149 505 .227 .263 .330 .423 .261 .266 93 -18.2 13.6 6.9 3.1 -0.0 9.0 1.2 9.0 1.2
2002 NYN MLB 144 499 .224 .258 .325 .405 .256 .278 94 -19.3 12.7 6.6 -0.1 4.6 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2003 TBA MLB 34 124 .296 .281 .335 .447 .269 .327 97 4.9 3.4 1.7 -1.8 0.4 11.2 0.9 11.2 0.9
2004 CHN MLB 23 67 .173 .258 .314 .405 .249 .196 95 -6.5 2.0 0.9 -2.1 -1.5 -5.1 -0.7 -5.1 -0.7
2004 DAY A+ 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 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
1994 BIN AA 198 22 50 10 2 1 20 4 18 4 3 .262 .279 .351 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SLU A+ 336 47 97 21 2 2 40 14 28 11 6 .309 .332 .408 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA 486 49 94 21 4 2 50 27 50 11 13 .214 .259 .294 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 530 51 129 12 4 1 30 22 53 1 3 .257 .289 .303 .046 .208 -5.4 3.3 -0.2
1997 NYN MLB 391 35 77 5 3 1 33 18 36 11 5 .216 .255 .256 .039 .185 -10.9 6.5 -0.4
1998 NYN MLB 548 46 124 20 2 1 42 23 60 3 6 .246 .278 .299 .053 .204 -6.5 -6.6 -1.3
1999 NYN MLB 588 49 134 24 2 1 60 49 59 8 4 .258 .319 .317 .060 .223 2.7 1.0 0.4
2000 NYN MLB 155 10 25 5 0 0 9 17 16 0 0 .188 .278 .226 .038 .184 -8.1 -2.6 -1.0
2001 NYN MLB 505 31 114 24 4 3 44 34 43 3 2 .247 .299 .336 .089 .227 9.0 3.1 1.2
2002 NYN MLB 499 53 117 25 2 1 42 24 46 2 2 .254 .292 .324 .070 .224 10.7 -0.1 1.1
2003 TBA MLB 124 14 37 11 0 3 22 2 12 0 2 .316 .328 .487 .171 .296 11.2 -1.8 0.9
2004 CHN MLB 67 2 10 3 0 1 5 2 14 0 0 .164 .190 .262 .098 .173 -5.1 -2.1 -0.7
2004 DAY A+ 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA 26 3 7 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .292 .308 .375 .083 .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
2003-05-09 2003-09-28 60-DL 142 127 Left Knee Surgery PCL 2003-06-30
2000-05-29 2000-10-27 60-DL 151 112 Left Forearm Surgery Non Union Fracture - -
1997-06-02 1997-07-11 15-DL 39 33 Left Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 CHN $650,000
2003 TBA $6,250,000
2002 NYN $6,250,000
2001 NYN $4,000,000
2000 NYN $2,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$19,400,000
5 yrTotal$19,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 yAdam Katz

Details
  • signed as a free agent from FL/CHC 11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/04 contract purchased 5/04 signed as a free agent from SD 5/04 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from TB 1/04, 1 year/$0.65M (04) (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/02, 4 year/$19M (00-03), $1M signing bonus, 00:$2M, 01:$3.75M, 02:$6M, 03:$6.25M

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Guerrero was fun to watch. I also really liked Roberto Alomar in his prime. He could affect the game on both sides of the ball. Defensively I loved watching Rey Ordonez. He couldn't hit a lick, but my was he phenomenal with the glove. When the Mets had him and Alomar it was webgem city (the Vizquel/Alomar tandem was nothing to sneeze at either). Too bad I can't find any highlights of him online.
(Trent from Nola)
MLB.com has released a lot more video over the past few years, so don't give up the search! Ordonez was fun to watch but man he could NOT hit at all. I do like those guys who have a balanced game and can do different things to help win, but other than the 450-foot homer, nothing impresses me more than a guy with a great throwing arm. Manny Machado has the best infield arm that I've seen lately... hope he can stay healthy. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Cory. And whaddya know, after asking my question I went in search of Rey Ordonez highlights for the first time in a while and actually found one (just uploaded 7 months ago) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXaQ6TDWnww
(Trent from Nola)
St. Rey sure was fun to watch, wasn't he??

BTW, the queue is just about empty but I'll stick around in case anyone straggles in late. Doesn't have to be about baseball, too... anyone wanna ask what I think of the new Afghan Whigs record? (Cory Schwartz)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Rey Ordonez and Ozzie Smith met on a Mediteranian cruise and 9 months later had a left handed baby boy, would anyone give him a legit chance to stay at SS?
(Milby from SF)
This actually happened. Sadly, the kid washed out of baseball before the little league level, so we will never know what might have been. (Jason Parks)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fun question - if Rey Ordonez had been left handed, would he still have been an above average defensive SS?
(Milby from Biergarten)
Awesome question: The answer is no. The throws between 3B/SS would sink him. (Jason Parks)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it just me, or is "Team X will score 1,000 runs this year" the most overused, useless prediction by TV analysts? I've heard it every year for several years now and it still hasn't happened.
(Chip from Richmond)
It is overused, and far too easy to say, like "Rey Ordonez saves the Mets 100 runs a year with his glove," which I miss hearing, in a masochistic way, far more than I miss Ordonez himself. One of the things that would be more descriptive would be to qualify that relative to the league, or to simply say that the team is going to lead the majors in scoring. But they say 1000 because it's more hyperbolic and to some of us it will signify an all-time great offense... The Tigers, I think, won't come real close. They didn't come within a hundred runs last year.

...The Yankees, though, did. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCS"john (nyc): Is Jason Bartlett the next rey ordonez?"

Rey Ordonez only had one year in his career where his EqA was higher than Bartlett's career mark of .258. Strangely enough, it was 2003, when he got 124 PA for the then-Devil Rays.

If Rey Ordonez had a .258 EqA, he'd be in the Hall of Fame . (Derek Jacques)