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Portrait of Lance Zawadzki

Lance Zawadzki 2BBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .210 4 24 21 6 .211 -0.3
Birth Date5-26-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 29 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12010
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
2010 SDN 25 20 42 35 4 7 2 0 0 9 5 7 0 0 2 1 1 0 .200 .300 .257 .230 0.7 0.2 0.1
Career20423547200957002110.200.300.257.2300.70.20.1

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
2007 EUG A- 25 112 .251 .263 .346 .383 .261 .333 103 -1.1 3.4 0.8 1.4 -0.1 4.0 0.5 4.0 0.5
2007 PDR Rk 10 33 .402 .265 .347 .360 .260 .571 103 5.6 1.1 0 0.1 -0.3 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2008 FTW A 119 518 .273 .248 .325 .365 .261 .337 103 6.8 14.6 3.6 -5.6 2.3 27.5 2.3 27.5 2.3
2008 SAN AA 2 3 .248 .286 .328 .401 .267 1.000 84 0 0.1 0 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 LEL A+ 36 164 .326 .279 .357 .443 .277 .283 98 11.5 4.8 -0.4 0.7 -1.1 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2009 SAN AA 92 392 .258 .268 .342 .388 .250 .356 117 -0.8 11.5 3.5 7.6 1.7 15.9 2.4 15.9 2.4
2010 SDN MLB 20 42 .230 .250 .320 .391 .259 .250 81 -1.3 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 SAN AA 35 161 .234 .265 .341 .401 .268 .255 88 -4.5 4.7 2 -0.1 1.4 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 POR AAA 61 248 .235 .275 .350 .422 .266 .305 86 -7 7.6 2.3 -3.2 1.0 4.3 0.1 4.3 0.1
2011 OMA AAA 91 352 .223 .281 .355 .441 .267 .281 101 -15.4 10.9 3 5.2 1.4 -2.1 0.3 -2.1 0.3
2012 ABQ AAA 5 15 .102 .273 .335 .435 .270 .000 94 -2.7 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2012 GWN AAA 48 157 .215 .246 .314 .374 .243 .274 102 -7.9 4.7 -0.1 -5.7 1.0 -1.0 -0.7 -1.0 -0.7
2012 MEM AAA 8 33 .267 .266 .330 .411 .258 .346 90 0.2 1.0 0.1 -0.2 0.3 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2013 NHP AA 25 92 .219 .254 .328 .387 .269 .279 105 -3.8 2.5 -0.5 1.1 0.2 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2013 BUF AAA 7 21 .248 .267 .332 .400 .260 .308 104 -0.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
2013 BLJ Rk 2 6 .003 .203 .294 .294 .228 .000 98 -1.7 0.2 0 0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -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 EUG A- 112 13 27 4 1 2 14 10 24 1 0 .267 .339 .386 .119 .251 4.0 1.4 0.5
2007 PDR Rk 33 8 13 3 0 1 5 3 8 0 0 .433 .485 .633 .200 .402 5.9 0.1 0.6
2008 FTW A 518 66 124 26 5 7 58 54 101 28 3 .273 .355 .399 .126 .273 27.5 -5.6 2.3
2008 SAN AA 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .248 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2009 LEL A+ 164 19 40 6 2 10 34 18 29 3 1 .276 .360 .552 .276 .326 13.8 0.7 1.5
2009 SAN AA 392 59 100 19 5 5 43 44 74 14 1 .289 .372 .416 .127 .258 15.9 7.6 2.4
2010 SAN AA 161 21 32 5 1 4 17 13 34 7 1 .216 .280 .345 .128 .234 3.7 -0.1 0.4
2010 POR AAA 248 34 52 10 1 1 16 21 57 5 5 .231 .300 .298 .067 .235 4.3 -3.2 0.1
2010 SDN MLB 42 4 7 2 0 0 1 5 7 1 0 .200 .300 .257 .057 .230 0.7 0.2 0.1
2011 OMA AAA 352 44 76 13 6 8 40 25 76 15 3 .233 .288 .383 .150 .223 -2.1 5.2 0.3
2012 ABQ AAA 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .000 .102 -2.1 0.3 -0.2
2012 MEM AAA 33 2 9 1 1 0 3 1 6 1 0 .281 .303 .375 .094 .267 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2012 GWN AAA 157 12 34 5 1 3 17 7 31 3 1 .231 .271 .340 .109 .215 -1.0 -5.7 -0.7
2013 NHP AA 92 9 18 1 0 1 4 7 21 3 1 .220 .286 .268 .049 .219 -2.0 1.1 -0.1
2013 BUF AAA 21 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 5 2 0 .222 .300 .278 .056 .248 1.0 0.6 0.2
2013 BLJ Rk 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.4 0.2 -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
2010 132 0.5530 0.5227 0.8406 0.6849 0.3220 0.9000 0.6842 0.1594
Career1320.5530.52270.84060.68490.3220.90.68420.1594

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 40 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Released by LA Dodgers 5/7/12. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/21/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 7/28/12. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/10/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract). Released by Kansas City 10/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by San Diego 4/30/10. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from San Diego 11/5/10. DFA by Kansas City 12/19/10.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (4-147) (Lee, Tenn.). $50,000 signing bonus.

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 512 56 116 22 3 9 48 38 120 16 4 .250 .307 .369 .246 9.9 2B -1, SS 1 1.0
80o 491 51 106 20 3 8 44 35 118 14 4 .235 .290 .347 .233 3.0 2B -1, SS 1 0.3
70o 475 48 99 19 3 8 41 32 117 13 4 .224 .278 .331 .223 -1.6 2B -1, SS 1 -0.2
60o 462 45 91 17 2 7 38 30 115 12 3 .215 .267 .317 .214 -5.3 2B -1, SS 1 -0.6
50o 450 43 86 16 2 7 36 28 114 12 3 .207 .257 .305 .207 -8.6 2B -1, SS 1 -1.0
40o 438 40 80 15 2 6 34 26 112 11 3 .198 .247 .292 .199 -11.6 2B -1, SS 1 -1.3
30o 425 38 75 14 2 6 32 24 110 10 3 .189 .237 .279 .190 -14.7 2B -1, SS 1 -1.6
20o 409 35 68 13 2 5 30 22 108 9 3 .179 .225 .264 .180 -18.1 2B -1, SS 1 -2.0
10o 388 31 60 11 2 5 27 20 105 8 2 .165 .208 .242 .167 -22.3 2B -1, SS 1 -2.5
Weighted Mean456448817273729114123.211.262.311.210-7.12B -1, SS 1-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 2% 1% 5% 5%

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
20153025023469142115626.199.250.297.206-1.6-14.60.51.514.6-31.1-0.2
20163125023479142116626.201.253.299.208-1.6-14.40.41.414.9-31.1-0.2
20173225023459142116635.192.246.289.202-2.0-17.80.21.414.9-34.3-0.2
201833611551102039503815512.195.247.287.201-1.8-16.40.43.114.9-34.9-0.6
201934606551071938493815710.192.245.282.199-2.0-18.2-0.02.914.9-36.1-0.6
20203563956110193849391679.187.238.271.193-2.5-22.3-0.42.914.9-39.7-0.6
20213661553105193747391617.185.239.268.192-2.6-23.5-0.82.614.9-40.3-0.6
20223763754105183747381706.179.230.257.185-3.1-27.9-1.02.614.9-44.4-0.6
20233861953105193746381634.183.235.261.188-3.0-26.5-1.22.314.9-42.6-0.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Gookie Dawkins 2008 .000 DNP
2 90 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
3 90 Brant Ust 2008 .000 DNP
4 89 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
5 89 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
6 89 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
7 87 Anthony Contreras 2013 .000 DNP
8 85 Jeff Bannon 2009 .000 DNP
9 85 Dan Dement 2007 .000 DNP
10 84 Casey Smith 2008 .000 DNP
11 83 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
12 83 William Bergolla 2012 .000 DNP
13 82 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
14 82 Luis Ugueto 2008 .000 DNP
15 82 Jason Bowers 2007 .000 DNP
16 82 Josh Labandeira 2008 .000 DNP
17 82 Jace Brewer 2008 .000 DNP
18 82 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
19 82 Glenn Williams 2007 .000 DNP
20 81 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
21 81 Ed Rogers 2008 .000 DNP
22 81 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
23 81 Victor Mercedes 2008 .000 DNP
24 81 Brandon Pinckney 2011 .000 DNP
25 80 Gil Velazquez 2009 .219
26 80 Ryan Klosterman 2011 .000 DNP
27 80 Mike Rouse 2009 .000 DNP
28 80 Frank Moore 2008 .000 DNP
29 79 Josh Barfield 2012 .000 DNP
30 79 Fernando Cortez 2011 .000 DNP
31 79 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
32 79 Carlos R Rojas 2013 .000 DNP
33 79 Diory Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
34 79 Ray Navarrete 2007 .000 DNP
35 79 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
36 79 Brian Barden 2010 .187
37 79 Jake Wald 2010 .000 DNP
38 79 Adam Stern 2009 .000 DNP
39 78 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
40 78 Tomas De La Rosa 2007 .000 DNP
41 78 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
42 78 Ray Olmedo 2010 .000 DNP
43 78 Chris Barnwell 2008 .000 DNP
44 78 Adam Fox 2011 .000 DNP
45 78 Michael Sandoval 2011 .000 DNP
46 78 Angel Chavez 2011 .000 DNP
47 78 Javier Guzman 2011 .000 DNP
48 78 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
49 78 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
50 78 Pete Maestrales 2009 .000 DNP
51 77 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
52 77 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
53 77 Chris De La Cruz 2011 .000 DNP
54 77 Danny Sandoval 2008 .000 DNP
55 77 Melvin Dorta 2011 .000 DNP
56 77 Jesus Merchan 2010 .000 DNP
57 77 Armando Camacaro 2008 .000 DNP
58 77 Rex Rundgren 2010 .000 DNP
59 77 Julio Ramirez 2007 .000 DNP
60 77 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
61 77 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
62 76 Andres Torres 2007 .000 DNP
63 76 Kenny Kelly 2008 .000 DNP
64 76 Alejandro Machado 2011 .000 DNP
65 76 Luis Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
66 76 Joey Hammond 2007 .000 DNP
67 76 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
68 76 Tommy Manzella 2012 .000 DNP
69 76 Fernando Perez 2012 .000 DNP
70 76 Ben Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
71 76 Ivan Ochoa 2012 .000 DNP
72 76 Gabe Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
73 76 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
74 76 Paco Figueroa 2012 .000 DNP
75 76 Don Kelly 2009 .241
76 76 Juan Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
77 76 Eli Whiteside 2009 .204
78 76 Skyler Stromsmoe 2013 .000 DNP
79 75 Gustavo Molina 2011 .168
80 75 Victor Mendez 2009 .000 DNP
81 75 Dane Sardinha 2008 .154
82 75 Peter Bergeron 2007 .000 DNP
83 75 Toby Gardenhire 2012 .000 DNP
84 75 Wilkin Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
85 75 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
86 75 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
87 75 Mel Stocker 2010 .000 DNP
88 75 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
89 75 Clay Timpner 2012 .000 DNP
90 75 Wil Nieves 2007 .147
91 75 Kenny Perez 2011 .000 DNP
92 75 Gabe Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
93 75 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
94 75 Omar Quintanilla 2011 .109
95 75 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
96 75 Tim Raines 2009 .000 DNP
97 75 Ryan Jorgensen 2008 .009
98 75 Ricardo Nanita 2010 .000 DNP
99 75 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
100 75 Scott Beerer 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Zawadzki's 2010 shattered the optimism surrounding his pursuit of a major-league career. He spent an awful month in the majors out of necessity, though he wasn't any better at Double- or Triple-A in what was holistically an atrocious offensive season. The shortstop's strengths had formerly been his approach, bat speed, and ability to hit for power, but expectations may have been raised too high after a .356 BABIP made his 2009 stint in San Antonio look better than it was. His career still has some life: he has a strong arm and enough range to play up the middle, but at 26 years old, time is running out for him to develop into even a utility infielder. His failure to hit and "ability" to be tolerable in the field at multiple positions must have summoned fond memories of Willie Bloomquist for the Royals, who claimed Zawadzki off waivers over the winter.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and MoreChristina Kahrl2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Greinke TradeChristina Kahrl2010-12-20
Transaction Analysis: Angels and Royals MovesChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Old WestChristina Kahrl2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Pad SquaddingChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: In A Bad SpotWill Carroll2010-04-30


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