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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date5-22-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12010
-0.32011
-0.22012
1.32013
0.72014
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 OAK 24 4 9 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .556 .429 .462 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2011 OAK 25 27 74 70 7 14 3 0 2 23 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .243 .329 .196 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3
2012 OAK 26 37 108 102 8 17 3 1 2 28 5 17 0 0 1 7 2 0 .167 .206 .275 .185 -3.5 1.4 -0.2
2013 OAK 27 130 410 368 45 98 24 3 2 134 27 51 5 4 6 35 10 5 .266 .322 .364 .266 11.2 1.0 1.3
2014 OAK 28 117 329 291 38 65 10 0 1 78 31 37 1 2 4 22 11 4 .223 .298 .268 .223 0.2 5.7 0.7
Career315930838981974047266691196611682310.235.296.317.2387.07.81.6

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 FTW A 22 92 .229 .265 .334 .381 .264 .275 97 -3.1 2.7 -0.7 -0.6 0.2 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2007 EUG A- 31 145 .265 .259 .349 .386 .264 .278 107 0.8 4.4 0.1 -1.9 0.7 6.1 0.4 6.1 0.4
2007 POR AAA 1 4 -.011 .269 .346 .431 .274 .000 95 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 LEL A+ 133 622 .320 .279 .353 .426 .275 .334 98 43.2 19.7 -2.7 6.6 1.1 58.3 6.5 58.3 6.5
2009 SAN AA 117 530 .270 .267 .342 .389 .250 .312 116 5.5 15.5 -1.3 -0.7 3.4 22.9 2.3 22.9 2.3
2010 OAK MLB 4 9 .462 .258 .321 .384 .255 .500 103 1.8 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.7 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 137 597 .292 .282 .352 .440 .271 .337 94 22.4 19.0 1.5 2.5 -1.2 38.3 3.9 38.3 3.9
2011 OAK MLB 27 74 .196 .246 .303 .384 .250 .218 95 -4.7 2.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.9 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2011 SAC AAA 79 366 .283 .293 .365 .469 .272 .319 97 9.8 11.4 4.2 -6.5 0.5 24.7 1.7 24.7 1.7
2012 OAK MLB 37 108 .185 .251 .315 .403 .260 .181 92 -8 3.0 0.6 1.4 0.2 -3.5 -0.2 -3.5 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 37 180 .321 .282 .348 .432 .273 .348 90 12.3 5.3 0.1 6.5 0.6 18.9 2.5 18.9 2.5
2013 OAK MLB 130 410 .266 .255 .319 .407 .267 .301 94 2.5 10.8 0.1 1.0 -1.5 11.2 1.3 11.2 1.3
2014 OAK MLB 117 329 .223 .252 .313 .388 .263 .251 96 -11.4 8.5 0.2 5.7 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.7

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 POR AAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 -.011 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2007 EUG A- 145 20 32 9 0 2 18 19 16 4 2 .256 .352 .376 .120 .265 6.1 -1.9 0.4
2007 FTW A 92 7 21 2 0 2 15 6 13 2 2 .253 .308 .349 .096 .229 -1.4 -0.6 -0.2
2008 LEL A+ 622 97 165 42 3 10 87 79 62 16 7 .308 .398 .453 .146 .320 58.3 6.6 6.5
2009 SAN AA 530 79 134 25 3 6 51 58 47 10 6 .293 .371 .400 .107 .270 22.9 -0.7 2.3
2010 OAK MLB 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .429 .556 .429 .000 .462 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 597 82 154 28 6 5 65 75 68 14 9 .300 .392 .407 .107 .292 38.3 2.5 3.9
2011 SAC AAA 366 55 94 16 2 5 37 40 34 13 3 .298 .381 .410 .111 .283 24.7 -6.5 1.7
2011 OAK MLB 74 7 14 3 0 2 4 4 13 0 0 .200 .243 .329 .129 .196 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3
2012 SAC AAA 180 29 52 5 2 5 22 23 17 11 3 .331 .417 .484 .153 .321 18.9 6.5 2.5
2012 OAK MLB 108 8 17 3 1 2 7 5 17 2 0 .167 .206 .275 .108 .185 -3.5 1.4 -0.2
2013 OAK MLB 410 45 98 24 3 2 35 27 51 10 5 .266 .322 .364 .098 .266 11.2 1.0 1.3
2014 OAK MLB 329 38 65 10 0 1 22 31 37 11 4 .223 .298 .268 .045 .223 0.2 5.7 0.7

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 32 0.4375 0.2813 0.8889 0.5000 0.1111 1.0000 0.5000 0.1111
2011 247 0.5628 0.4777 0.9068 0.5971 0.3241 0.9518 0.8000 0.0847
2012 385 0.5299 0.4260 0.8902 0.5931 0.2376 0.9339 0.7674 0.1098
2013 1473 0.5227 0.4266 0.9029 0.5571 0.2831 0.9557 0.7889 0.0971
2014 1149 0.5091 0.4186 0.9002 0.5641 0.2677 0.9636 0.7616 0.0956
Career32860.5210.42620.90060.56620.27380.9560.77490.0973

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-07 2012-10-12 15-DL 66 53 - Back Strain - -
2011-03-07 2011-03-12 Camp 5 0 Left Thumb Soreness -
2009-05-02 2009-05-15 Minors 13 0 Groin Strain Mild -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $510,000
2013 OAK $495,000
2012 OAK $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$977,500
2011Current$510,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,487,500
3 yrTotal$1,487,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 64 dOctagon1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 1/16/10. Contract purchased by Oakland 9/14/10.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (2-81) (Arizona State). Signed 6/27/07, $0.4M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .220 .309 .294 .228
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .306 .364 .259
18 Split (Multi) .039 -.004 .070 .032
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .230 .329 .311 .241
31 vs R (2013) .274 .320 .375 .269
38 Split (2013) .044 -.008 .063 .029
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Oakland, who stays and goes for 2014? Some choices are obvious -- Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki are gone. Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon are probably not affordable. Brett Anderson, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick are all non-tender candidates, though Smith and Reddick could be back because it doesn't look like Michael Choice is ready. How do they fix the middle of the infield? Jed Lowrie isn't going to put up this type of offense to make up for that poor of a glove and Eric Sogard and Albert Callaspo -- just, no. The Coliseum hides the total mediocre state of the A's rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Great question. Agree on Young and Suzuki. Balfour will probably price himself out of Oakland, a team that has no problem with a revolving door of closers. I think that Reddick sticks around, unless his homer counts exorbitantly drive up the price in his first year of arbitration. It will be interesting to see what Colon wants contractually, and the A's could easily bow out if he wants a multi-year deal. There is no way that the A's pay $8 million for Anderson next year, so his option will be declined, but it will be interesting to see if he re-signs on a one-year deal to re-establish his value. Coco Crisp will probably be taken up on his $7.5 million option, given his somewhat unique blend of speed and power in CF (as well as his clubhouse appeal). The A's like the power that Lowrie offers in the middle of the diamond, and their backup options are less than inspiring (Nakajima has turned out to be a waste of $6.5 million).

The A's pitching succeeds in many ways that are tough to see. Yes, the Coliseum and its immense foul territory certainly help, but the A's have an excellent system in place for pitcher development. They emphasize balance, posture, and pitch repetition - and they eschew the slide step! So they earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to developing pitchers from within and identifying which arms to bring into the system.


On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Ragdoll" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Whither Eric Sogard? Terrible Hitter (minors suggest otherwise) or BABIP cannon fodder? Inquiring minds...
(Larry from pgh)
First question I've ever received about Eric Sogard. Ever. You get a cookie. It seems a bit of both. His MLB BABIP are too low, probably small-sample-size driven, but he's also probably not an especially good hitter. He's 26, he's never really been that highly regarded, and if he carves out a career for himself, it'll be as a backup infielder or a starter for a really bad team. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why has it almost always been lefty/righty platoons? Why aren't their more fastball hitter / junkball hitter platoons? or platoons based on who's pitching for their own team such as a more defensive infielder for groundball pitchers, etc. - or have there been many of those that we haven't noticed?
(hotstatrat from T.O.)
To the extent it's not happening, it's hard to say why. BP authors have been calling for this kind of thing since before I started reading, and I'm old. It seems like an obvious thing to try.

Which makes me think, moving to the second half, that it is being done more than we realize. Of course, managers don't really platoon much at all, but when they're picking spots to give someone a rest day, there's a possibility that they're putting the bench infielder at short on the day when the junkballer is throwing and just not really mentioning it because the main reason the starter isn't starting is because it's a day off.

Not to go all-A's, but Bob Melvin did, on Opening Day Part One (the Japan version) start Eric Sogard at third base instead of theoretical starter Josh Donaldson. Felix Hernandez was on the mound, and Melvin reasoned that Sogard had more of a contact-oriented approach than Donaldson. He insisted that it was not a lefty/right issue. (Jason Wojciechowski)


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