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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
1.32012
1.62013
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 SLN 23 16 22 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .215 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1
2012 SLN 24 26 82 72 11 24 5 3 2 41 7 19 0 2 1 14 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .325 11.5 0.5 1.3
2013 SLN 25 143 448 410 44 89 20 0 1 112 34 91 0 3 1 35 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .203 -2.1 16.9 1.6
2014 SLN 26 9 15 14 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .400 .429 .303 1.0 -0.1 0.1
Career194567513601212733163461180535051.236.296.318.22410.017.02.9

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 BAT A- 8 28 .144 .248 .320 .366 .255 .200 97 -3.6 0.8 0.4 -0.3 0.1 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2007 CRD Rk 4 15 .268 .259 .344 .372 .273 .182 92 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 JCY Rk 30 120 .283 .253 .328 .369 .253 .313 95 3.2 3.8 1.7 1.7 0.9 6.5 0.8 6.5 0.8
2008 QUD A 99 434 .287 .255 .326 .375 .264 .336 96 12.3 12.3 4.7 5.9 -2.2 27.4 3.5 27.4 3.5
2008 PMB A+ 24 94 .195 .249 .327 .370 .254 .189 94 -7.7 3.2 1.5 1.7 -0.3 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2009 PMB A+ 18 84 .304 .259 .324 .367 .255 .404 89 3.9 2.4 1.1 -2.2 -1.4 4.8 0.3 4.8 0.3
2009 SFD AA 113 459 .225 .263 .334 .391 .249 .259 116 -17.3 13.3 6.1 15.8 1.4 -3.2 1.3 -3.2 1.3
2010 SFD AA 132 570 .247 .261 .338 .391 .262 .282 105 -8.4 17.1 7.9 17.8 -0.1 16.3 3.5 16.3 3.5
2011 SLN MLB 16 22 .215 .251 .318 .402 .259 .231 103 -1 0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2011 MEM AAA 112 448 .207 .279 .353 .431 .266 .265 97 -28.2 13.9 3.8 11.1 2.6 -5.7 0.5 -5.7 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 26 82 .325 .249 .323 .382 .259 .415 96 5.3 2.2 1 0.5 1.1 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2012 MEM AAA 131 500 .239 .273 .337 .422 .266 .251 95 -11.8 14.9 1.9 3.2 4.0 12.3 1.5 12.3 1.5
2013 SLN MLB 143 448 .203 .247 .309 .380 .252 .274 101 -24.6 11.8 5.3 16.9 3.2 -2.1 1.6 -2.1 1.6
2014 SLN MLB 9 15 .303 .265 .332 .424 .277 .500 100 0.6 0.4 0 -0.1 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 MEM AAA 117 437 .263 .268 .333 .414 .263 .275 93 1.6 13.1 5.1 8.6 1.6 19.1 2.8 19.1 2.8

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 JCY Rk 120 16 28 8 0 2 9 12 21 3 2 .264 .350 .396 .132 .283 6.5 1.7 0.8
2007 BAT A- 28 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 7 1 1 .148 .179 .222 .074 .144 -2.6 -0.3 -0.3
2007 CRD Rk 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 .268 1.1 0.2 0.1
2008 QUD A 434 58 107 20 4 5 40 45 69 12 5 .284 .367 .398 .114 .287 27.4 5.9 3.5
2008 PMB A+ 94 4 10 4 0 0 10 10 27 0 1 .130 .231 .182 .052 .195 -3.3 1.7 -0.2
2009 SFD AA 459 52 88 15 3 6 37 42 88 4 2 .216 .289 .312 .096 .225 -3.2 15.8 1.3
2009 PMB A+ 84 8 23 5 0 0 8 8 16 1 0 .315 .390 .384 .068 .304 4.8 -2.2 0.3
2010 SFD AA 570 69 122 28 2 13 72 56 111 13 2 .243 .316 .384 .141 .247 16.3 17.8 3.5
2011 MEM AAA 448 48 85 17 2 3 47 36 91 2 2 .214 .280 .289 .075 .207 -5.7 11.1 0.5
2011 SLN MLB 22 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .059 .215 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1
2012 MEM AAA 500 61 104 16 3 11 63 41 74 7 4 .232 .292 .355 .123 .239 12.3 3.2 1.5
2012 SLN MLB 82 11 24 5 3 2 14 7 19 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .236 .325 11.5 0.5 1.3
2013 SLN MLB 448 44 89 20 0 1 35 34 91 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .056 .203 -2.1 16.9 1.6
2014 MEM AAA 437 59 94 23 0 8 54 41 61 10 7 .248 .330 .372 .124 .263 19.1 8.6 2.8
2014 SLN MLB 15 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .357 .400 .429 .071 .303 1.0 -0.1 0.1

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 86 0.5465 0.4824 0.8293 0.6383 0.2821 0.9667 0.4545 0.1707
2012 352 0.5369 0.4046 0.8239 0.5503 0.2331 0.9135 0.5789 0.1620
2013 1584 0.5271 0.4694 0.8412 0.6539 0.2630 0.9231 0.6142 0.1575
2014 62 0.5645 0.4516 0.7500 0.5714 0.2963 1.0000 0.1250 0.2500
Career20840.53070.45850.83510.63330.25970.92560.58710.1616

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$490,000
2 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 60 dHendricks Sports1 year/$0.518M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1-18) (Owassa HS, Okla.). Signed 7/21/07, $1.395M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .195 .288 .279 .208
11 vs R (Multi) .239 .283 .304 .214
18 Split (Multi) .045 -.005 .024 .006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .184 .280 .256 .197
31 vs R (2013) .232 .273 .281 .203
38 Split (2013) .048 -.007 .025 .006
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to be the Cardinals' shortstop in 2014?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
None of the above.

Seriously though the internal options aren't appealing. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso both seem like fill-ins or utility options as opposed to starters, and while some have suggested that Kolten Wong can't be any worse at the position, I think he'd be too big of a stretch at the position defensively to give him a try. My guess based on internal options is Kozma. It wouldn't surprise me to see the club explore a trade or someone like Yunel Escobar is the market is right. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what Ryan Jackson did to get himself so deeply planted in Mike Matheny's doghouse? I mean, he's not going to be a star, but at this point, he'd be an upgrade on Pete Kozma, wouldn't he? Not that that's a very high bar...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I agree and I've wondered the same! Jackson was stuck out in LF when I saw Memphis back in June, and that confused me as well. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cardinals are about to sign Kelly Shoppach FYI. The cardinals were supposedly looking for SS but had no luck. Pete Kozma, Ryan Jackson, nor Greg Garcia are the answers so who is?
(Bubba from STL)
I thought Alexei Ramirez made sense for them before the rumors of their interest popped up. It's really hard to find a MLB-quality shortstop out there (which is something that we perhaps don't take into account enough when talking about the Iglesias and Gregorius deals). Maybe they reunite with Brendan Ryan, or Arizona decides to move Cliff Pennington for some reason? I don't know. St. Louis may not have a choice but to roll with what they've got. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Pete Kozma and Jose Iglesias? They have both looked good so far this spring/year. Think they will be ok offensively?
(Todd from Dallas)
I made up my mind on Kozma last year and I don't have enough time in the day to reassess him continually, so I'll say "Meh" and "no." There are too many baseball players.

Iglesias won't be ok offensively, either, but don't care, won't ever care. (Sam Miller)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor, who is the Cardinals shortstop next year? Andrus? Not much on the free agent market. Please don't say Pete Kozma.
(Justin from Chicago)
Peter Kozma (Jason Parks)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ian, with Scutaro re-signing with the Giants, do you think the Cardinals will do anything at the meetings regarding the middle of their infield? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
Are you not a Pete Kozma believer?? :)

I'm still a big Furcal fan, so if he's healthy (big if) I have no problem with him as my opening day SS. Between Descalso and Kozma, you have a LOT of potential at 2B/SS -- lots more than what other orgs have. Whether or not they actualize that, well, none of us can say just yet. But I'd say the Cards are set up pretty well right now! (Ian Miller)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career: Pete Kozma or Joe Panik?
(Beau from SF)
Kozma. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's gotten into Pete Kozma?
(Jeff from Springfield)
Kozma is having one of my favorite random hot streaks of the year. How often does a guy hit .232/.292/.355 over 500 Triple-A plate appearances and .333/.383/.569 over 82 big-league plate appearances in the same season? And itís carried over to the postseason. What a weird year. (R.J. Anderson)


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