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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .224 1 20 19 0 .224 0.1
Birth Date4-3-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.22011
-0.32012
2013
0.12014
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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
2011 SDN 26 22 68 59 7 12 1 1 1 18 8 14 1 0 0 10 1 0 .203 .309 .305 .233 2.3 -0.0 0.2
2012 TEX 27 10 19 18 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .109 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3
Career328777814111208182001010.182.276.260.206-0.3-0.1-0.0

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 FTW A 24 88 .231 .252 .325 .366 .258 .309 95 -2.8 2.6 1.6 -0.3 -0.2 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2007 EUG A- 21 93 .311 .249 .357 .375 .267 .388 105 5.3 2.8 0.7 -0.3 -0.9 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2008 FTW A 94 364 .240 .251 .330 .368 .264 .269 103 -7.6 10.3 5.9 -1.0 -1.9 8.8 0.8 8.8 0.8
2009 LEL A+ 83 321 .279 .275 .348 .435 .274 .367 98 6.6 9.4 5.7 -0.8 -2.1 25.0 2.5 25.0 2.5
2009 POR AAA 11 39 .117 .275 .340 .425 .263 .214 90 -5.4 1.0 0.6 0.0 -0.2 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4
2010 SAN AA 106 410 .290 .261 .336 .386 .262 .333 89 13 11.9 6.7 0.9 -1.2 32.7 3.4 32.7 3.4
2011 SDN MLB 22 68 .233 .260 .325 .400 .264 .250 90 -1.8 1.8 1 -0.0 1.2 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2011 TUC AAA 58 219 .258 .286 .358 .457 .266 .412 110 -0.5 6.8 3.4 0.8 0.2 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2012 TEX MLB 10 19 .109 .246 .315 .400 .254 .143 103 -2.8 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2012 ROU AAA 65 247 .256 .277 .342 .432 .270 .327 95 -1 7.3 4.5 -0.6 -0.2 7.1 0.6 7.1 0.6
2012 COL int 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 EST Wnt 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BOW AA 60 229 .241 .258 .328 .394 .269 .311 102 -4.4 6.2 0.7 -0.0 -2.2 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2013 NOR AAA 2 9 .185 .233 .294 .348 .238 .333 95 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 SAC AAA 14 47 .184 .259 .334 .399 .256 .200 91 -4 1.4 0.9 -0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 SLC AAA 53 212 .246 .274 .340 .419 .265 .299 105 -3.3 6.3 3.1 -0.5 -0.9 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5

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 FTW A 88 12 18 3 0 1 6 8 23 0 0 .231 .299 .308 .077 .231 1.4 -0.3 0.1
2007 EUG A- 93 9 20 7 0 1 11 19 22 0 1 .278 .435 .417 .139 .311 6.3 -0.3 0.6
2008 FTW A 364 30 68 12 1 3 19 51 66 3 1 .223 .332 .298 .075 .240 8.8 -1.0 0.8
2009 POR AAA 39 3 6 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 .171 .256 .171 .000 .117 -4.4 0.0 -0.4
2009 LEL A+ 321 39 84 20 0 4 41 34 58 2 1 .300 .389 .414 .114 .279 25.0 -0.8 2.5
2010 SAN AA 410 48 101 16 1 2 31 49 59 3 2 .282 .370 .349 .067 .290 32.7 0.9 3.4
2011 TUC AAA 219 24 64 17 1 1 28 17 46 2 0 .323 .379 .434 .111 .258 11.2 0.8 1.1
2011 SDN MLB 68 7 12 1 1 1 10 8 14 1 0 .203 .309 .305 .102 .233 2.3 -0.0 0.2
2012 ROU AAA 247 27 58 15 2 2 22 26 45 0 0 .270 .350 .386 .116 .256 7.1 -0.6 0.6
2012 COL int 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .167 .444 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TEX MLB 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .000 .109 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3
2012 EST Wnt 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NOR AAA 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .185 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2013 BOW AA 229 21 53 16 0 1 20 18 41 0 2 .257 .319 .350 .092 .241 2.7 -0.0 0.3
2014 SAC AAA 47 1 6 1 0 0 3 5 10 0 0 .150 .277 .175 .025 .184 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2014 SLC AAA 212 25 50 15 0 4 22 15 33 0 0 .262 .329 .403 .141 .246 5.3 -0.5 0.5

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
2011 255 0.5804 0.4745 0.8347 0.6284 0.2617 0.8817 0.6786 0.1653
2012 60 0.6167 0.4915 0.7241 0.5946 0.3043 0.8636 0.2857 0.2759
Career3150.58730.47770.81360.6220.26980.87830.60380.1864

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-19 2013-03-07 Camp 16 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-06-19 2011-06-30 Minors 11 10 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-04-11 2011-05-01 Minors 20 19 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 BAL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$0
2 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 116 d2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/20/13 (minor-league contract). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 8/2/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 1/4/13 after being DFA by Texas 12/26/12. DFA by Baltimore 2/5/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 2/8/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 3/1/12. DFA by Texas 12/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/10. Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/11.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (12-387) (Cumberland University).

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 516 48 126 28 2 3 44 44 106 1 1 .273 .339 .364 .263 14.6 C 0, 1B 0 1.6
80o 493 44 114 25 2 3 40 39 105 1 1 .256 .320 .342 .249 7.0 C 0, 1B 0 0.8
70o 477 41 106 23 2 3 38 36 103 1 1 .244 .307 .326 .238 2.0 C 0, 1B 0 0.2
60o 463 38 98 22 2 2 36 34 102 1 1 .234 .295 .313 .229 -2.0 C 0, 1B 0 -0.2
50o 450 36 92 20 2 2 34 32 101 1 0 .225 .285 .300 .221 -5.6 C 0, 1B 0 -0.6
40o 437 34 86 19 2 2 32 30 99 1 0 .216 .274 .288 .212 -8.9 C 0, 1B 0 -1.0
30o 423 31 80 18 1 2 30 28 98 1 0 .206 .262 .275 .203 -12.3 C 0, 1B 0 -1.3
20o 407 29 73 16 1 2 28 25 96 1 0 .195 .249 .259 .193 -15.9 C 0, 1B 0 -1.7
10o 384 25 64 14 1 2 25 22 93 1 0 .179 .230 .238 .178 -20.4 C 0, 1B 0 -2.2
Weighted Mean45637952122353310111.230.290.306.225-3.9C 0, 1B 0-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 4% 15% 25% 30%

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
201530250224811111718610.209.269.276.207-1.8-16.6-0.60.714.9-31.60.0
201631250215012111717610.213.268.277.205-2.0-18.0-0.60.614.9-33.00.0
201732313275711212122780.202.263.267.200-2.2-20.5-0.50.714.9-35.70.0
2018335124393191233351270.198.257.256.194-2.6-24.4-1.21.014.9-39.20.0
20193461050112251138401500.201.258.255.193-2.7-25.2-1.51.014.9-39.70.0
20203561852114232038431590.203.263.252.194-2.7-25.0-1.50.914.9-39.30.0
20213662250110232037421610.193.251.240.186-3.2-29.8-1.50.714.9-44.00.0
20223761549108222036421610.192.251.237.185-3.3-30.4-1.40.514.9-44.50.0
20233861148105212035411590.187.246.231.181-3.6-33.0-1.50.414.9-46.80.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Matt Pagnozzi 2012 .000 DNP
2 89 Koyie Hill 2008 .090
3 88 Tuffy Gosewisch 2013 .146
4 87 Guillermo Quiroz 2011 .000 DNP
5 87 Ryan Jorgensen 2008 .009
6 87 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
7 87 Mike Nickeas 2012 .190
8 87 Carlos Maldonado 2008 .000 DNP
9 87 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
10 87 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
11 87 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP
12 87 Tyler LaTorre 2012 .000 DNP
13 86 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
14 86 Gustavo Molina 2011 .168
15 86 Cody Clark 2011 .000 DNP
16 85 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
17 85 Vinny Rottino 2009 .000 DNP
18 85 Luke Carlin 2010 .399
19 85 Guillermo Rodriguez 2007 .235
20 85 Emerson Frostad 2012 .000 DNP
21 84 Devin Ivany 2012 .000 DNP
22 84 Jose Yepez 2010 .000 DNP
23 84 Armando Camacaro 2008 .000 DNP
24 83 Ben Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
25 83 Brad Davis 2012 .000 DNP
26 83 Max St. Pierre 2009 .000 DNP
27 83 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
28 83 Edwin Bellorin 2011 .000 DNP
29 82 Eli Whiteside 2009 .204
30 82 Bobby Wilson 2012 .216
31 82 J.C. Boscan 2009 .000 DNP
32 82 Salomon Manriquez 2012 .000 DNP
33 81 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
34 81 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
35 81 Brian Barden 2010 .187
36 81 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
37 81 Wil Nieves 2007 .147
38 81 Kevin Cash 2007 .145
39 80 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
40 80 David Wallace 2009 .000 DNP
41 80 Damaso Espino 2012 .000 DNP
42 80 Rene Rivera 2013 .224
43 80 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
44 80 Wilkin Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
45 80 Shawn Riggans 2010 .000 DNP
46 80 Chris Stewart 2011 .228
47 80 Omir Santos 2010 .000 DNP
48 80 Chris Robinson 2013 .218
49 80 Gabe Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
50 80 Javi Herrera 2010 .000 DNP
51 80 Adam Moore 2013 .282
52 79 Myron Leslie 2011 .000 DNP
53 79 Jed Morris 2009 .000 DNP
54 79 John Otness 2011 .000 DNP
55 79 Mike Rouse 2009 .000 DNP
56 79 Carlos Rivera 2007 .000 DNP
57 79 Humberto Quintero 2009 .217
58 79 Todd Self 2008 .000 DNP
59 79 Diory Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
60 79 JD Closser 2009 .000 DNP
61 79 Dusty Brown 2011 .088
62 79 Craig Tatum 2012 .000 DNP
63 78 Scott Youngbauer 2008 .000 DNP
64 78 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
65 78 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
66 78 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
67 78 Dane Sardinha 2008 .154
68 78 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
69 78 Ben Copeland 2013 .000 DNP
70 77 Rob Johnson 2012 .206
71 77 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
72 77 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
73 77 Peter Bergeron 2007 .000 DNP
74 77 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
75 77 Kenny Perez 2011 .000 DNP
76 77 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
77 77 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
78 77 Ricardo Nanita 2010 .000 DNP
79 77 Frank Moore 2008 .000 DNP
80 77 Juan Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
81 77 Jordan Brown 2013 .204
82 77 Ray Olmedo 2010 .000 DNP
83 77 Andres Torres 2007 .000 DNP
84 77 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
85 77 Ivan Ochoa 2012 .000 DNP
86 76 Matt Cepicky 2007 .000 DNP
87 76 Chris Nowak 2012 .000 DNP
88 76 Kory Casto 2011 .000 DNP
89 76 Luis Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
90 76 Gil Velazquez 2009 .219
91 76 Bubba Bell 2012 .000 DNP
92 76 Luke Allen 2008 .000 DNP
93 76 Branden Florence 2007 .000 DNP
94 76 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
95 76 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
96 76 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
97 76 Jeff Duncan 2008 .000 DNP
98 76 Cory Aldridge 2008 .000 DNP
99 76 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
100 76 Victor Mendez 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 A prototypical third catcher, Martinez waits at the end of a teamís 40-man roster as insurance. While he wields plus arm strength from behind the plate, heís a pedestrian receiver and an average overall defender. Martinez also provides little with the bat. With one option remaining, the 27-year-old backstop is an up-and-down player who could see time in Arlington this season if the Rangersí thin catching corps falters.
2012 Martinez is a catch-and-throw guy with marginal on-base ability and zero power. The Padres liked the way he works with pitchers, which is useful for someone who may or may not represent an upgrade offensively at the plate. Martinez has a decent arm, having nabbed 33 percent of runners who have tried to steal against him in five minor-league seasons. His skill set is that of a career backup catcher and the Rangers, who carried three catchers on their World Series roster, acquired him for depth at the position. He has options so could be moved back and forth between the big club and Triple-A.
2011 Luis Martinez's approach at the plate works (11-percent walk rate against a 14-percent punchout rate), but he lacks power. He has thrown out 34 percent of attempted base thieves in his four years in the minors, including 31 percent at San Antonio in 2010, which makes him a worthy Triple-A catcher with potential as a major-league backup.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2011 1266 -39 -5.1 -28.1 696 0.4 0.1 1.2 -5.0 -26.9
2012 527 -12 -1.4 -18.6 281 0.0 0.0 0.1 -1.4 -18.5
total 1793 -44 -5.4 -21.2 977 0.2 0.1 0.5 -5.4 -20.7

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