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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date1-24-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.12011
1.52012
1.02013
0.22014
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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 DET 25 78 235 219 34 55 13 0 7 89 11 36 3 0 2 28 5 2 .251 .296 .406 .238 -1.6 2.4 0.1
2012 DET 26 88 344 314 56 101 18 5 8 153 23 53 2 2 3 35 1 1 .322 .370 .487 .297 17.6 -3.2 1.5
2013 DET 27 131 484 438 60 112 16 2 9 159 42 84 2 1 1 37 7 1 .256 .323 .363 .255 1.4 7.5 1.0
Career29710639711502684772440176173736100134.276.332.413.26517.46.72.6

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
2008 WMI A 3 11 .122 .232 .305 .339 .240 .125 95 -1.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2008 TGR Rk 10 38 .368 .253 .334 .365 .242 .500 109 4.4 1.1 -0.3 0.5 0.9 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2009 LAK A+ 27 117 .266 .244 .321 .343 .244 .370 110 0.8 3.4 -0.9 0.6 1.4 5.0 0.6 5.0 0.6
2009 ERI AA 98 408 .242 .260 .336 .388 .267 .291 103 -7.8 11.5 -3.9 3.8 1.7 1.7 0.6 1.7 0.6
2010 ERI AA 98 434 .273 .251 .328 .385 .254 .304 108 6 12.4 -1.6 -4.2 1.4 21.9 1.8 21.9 1.8
2010 TOL AAA 22 93 .346 .260 .330 .413 .251 .403 101 9.1 2.8 -0.2 3.6 0.6 13.6 1.6 13.6 1.6
2011 DET MLB 78 235 .238 .257 .320 .399 .259 .273 108 -5 6.3 -1.2 2.4 -0.4 -1.6 0.1 -1.6 0.1
2011 TOL AAA 41 172 .304 .265 .321 .401 .249 .355 93 9 5.3 -0.4 4.8 0.5 14.5 1.8 14.5 1.8
2011 TDE Wnt 16 68 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DET MLB 88 344 .297 .259 .323 .417 .264 .365 105 12.6 9.4 -2.8 -3.2 2.0 17.6 1.5 17.6 1.5
2012 TOL AAA 10 41 .235 .250 .319 .395 .245 .222 101 -1.1 1.2 -0.4 -0.9 0.2 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
2013 DET MLB 131 484 .255 .258 .321 .403 .267 .298 101 -2.1 12.7 -3 7.5 -2.5 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.0
2014 LAK A+ 6 18 .284 .251 .313 .354 .234 .417 108 0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -1.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -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
2008 TGR Rk 38 10 14 3 2 0 7 3 6 2 0 .412 .459 .618 .206 .368 6.4 0.5 0.7
2008 WMI A 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .122 -1.9 -0.1 -0.2
2009 ERI AA 408 46 92 14 1 6 44 36 61 11 5 .255 .326 .349 .094 .242 1.7 3.8 0.6
2009 LAK A+ 117 11 34 5 0 0 18 13 11 10 2 .330 .410 .379 .049 .266 5.0 0.6 0.6
2010 TOL AAA 93 14 33 10 1 4 17 3 12 3 0 .375 .402 .648 .273 .346 13.6 3.6 1.6
2010 ERI AA 434 64 108 20 2 11 46 35 59 19 4 .278 .345 .425 .147 .273 21.9 -4.2 1.8
2011 TOL AAA 172 30 51 8 1 7 24 12 28 12 2 .325 .368 .522 .197 .304 14.5 4.8 1.8
2011 DET MLB 235 34 55 13 0 7 28 11 36 5 2 .251 .296 .406 .155 .238 -1.6 2.4 0.1
2011 TDE Wnt 68 11 17 4 2 0 4 3 8 4 1 .262 .294 .385 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOL AAA 41 4 8 1 0 2 5 4 8 2 0 .216 .293 .405 .189 .235 1.6 -0.9 0.1
2012 DET MLB 344 56 101 18 5 8 35 23 53 1 1 .322 .370 .487 .166 .297 17.6 -3.2 1.5
2013 DET MLB 484 60 112 16 2 9 37 42 84 7 1 .256 .323 .363 .107 .255 1.4 7.5 1.0
2014 LAK A+ 18 4 5 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 2 .312 .389 .375 .062 .284 0.1 -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
2011 770 0.5039 0.5338 0.8273 0.7552 0.3089 0.9215 0.5932 0.1727
2012 1265 0.4925 0.4810 0.8618 0.6549 0.3115 0.9044 0.7750 0.1382
2013 1760 0.4869 0.4903 0.7926 0.6826 0.3079 0.8872 0.5935 0.2074
Career37950.49220.4960.82270.68810.30930.89990.65390.1773

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - - Low Back Recovery From Surgery Disk Injury 2014-03-10 -
2014-03-03 2014-03-21 Camp 18 0 - Low Back Surgery Disk Injury 2014-03-10 -
2013-06-12 2013-06-16 DTD 4 3 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-04-25 2013-04-29 DTD 4 4 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-03-20 2013-03-24 Camp 4 0 Right Knee Contusion - -
2013-02-24 2013-03-01 Camp 5 0 Left Trunk Tightness - -
2012-05-31 2012-08-03 15-DL 64 55 Right Ankle Inflammation Achilles Tendon - -
2012-05-01 2012-05-02 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-04-18 2012-04-25 DTD 7 6 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-08-20 2010-08-30 Minors 10 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-18 2009-08-27 Minors 9 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2008-06-24 2008-09-03 Minors 71 0 Right Hand Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 DET $
2014 DET $1,625,000
2013 DET $505,000
2012 DET $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$990,000
2011Current$1,625,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$2,615,000
3 yrTotal$2,615,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 139 dFrontline1 year/$1.625M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Detroit 5/13/11.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2008 (8-253) (Wichita State). $35,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .252 .321 .361 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .276 .334 .405 .266
18 Split (Multi) .024 .013 .044 .020
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .234 .306 .325 .226
31 vs R (2013) .260 .327 .371 .256
38 Split (2013) .027 .021 .047 .030
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, what's the big deal about this Billy Hamilton kid? I know he's fast, but I'm fast, hit for better average and more power. How big of a difference is there from a fantasy perspective?
(Rajai Davis from Toronto)
Substantial. I love you, Rajai, but your full-time role is in the balance with JD Martinez surging and Andy Dirks eventually returning. Meanwhile, Hamilton can flat out win the SB category for a team. That said, you DEFINITELY hold a MAJOR edge in production-to-cost ratio. But in a vacuum where draft costs don't matter, I still lean Hamilton quite easily. (Paul Sporer)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Joyce and Andy Dirks were benched during the play-offs last year. Are they washed up or were they just in a temporary funk?
(hotstatrat from Toronto, O.)
I don't think they're washed. Same with Daniel Nava. Each is a useful player; they were just caught in bad spells at the wrong time. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the best care scenario (production, playing time, etc.) for Castellanos in 2014? Do you see him as trade bait this off season?
(Paul from Lansing)
I think you'll see him spend a lot of time roaming left field for the Tigers next year. I don't think he's going to be the everyday guy because I think they will still run Andy Dirks out there a fair amount, but he should get at least 50% of the playing time over the course of the season. He's required time to adjust to every level (well, except for High-A) and I expect the same in the big leagues, but once he gets rolling, I think he'll hit a lot and the power will slowly start to show. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's up with Nick Castellanos? Hard to imagine Andy Dirks is blocking him, so I have to think they're thinking about trading him and want to leave him in the minors to preserve his value. What do you think?
(James from Detroit)
Sometimes I think the Tigers' idea of chemistry is making sure the left fielder sucks. I don't know why that would work, but they have access to information I don't! (Sam Miller)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Castellanos has 2 more hits today through six innings at AAA Toledo. When do Tigers fans get to stop suffering through Andy Dirks at bats in favor of their top prospect?
(Jim from Detroit)
If Dirks doesn't heat up, I could see the move being made within a couple of weeks. That said, sweeping the Indians to gain some breathing room might allow the Tigers to give Castellanos a bit more seasoning. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Avisail Garcia, who do you think gets the call to the majors first, Garcia or Nick Castellanos? Will Detroit wait for an injury, or just promote one of them when they think they're ready?
(Jon from Detroit)
Castellanos is scuffling a bit at the higher levels, and his breakout at Lakeland is drifting further into the rearview mirror. The MLB roster is pretty loaded and the Tigers sit in a weak division, but Andy Dirks is not blocking anybody in LF. I say that Garcia gets there first, but that Castellanos wins the job once he is ready. A competitive team like Detroit has less incentive to play games with the arb clock, but in this case the promotion will be tied to performance. Castellanos has to earn his role. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Andy Dirks good enough to hold down the LF spot in Detroit or will we see Garcia or Castellanos take over for him?
(Nick from Phoenix)
Thanks for the question, Nick.

I like Andy Dirks as a part-time player, but am skeptical that he'll continue to do enough damage against left-handed pitching to warrant an everyday role. So, yes, I do think that he's an adequate option for the lion's share of at-bats, but that should leave plenty of openings for Garcia (or another right-handed-hitting outfielder) to contribute at that position. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Detroit has blown a gigantic wad on Prince Fielder, are they going to rely on Jacob Turner as their 5th starter? I don't see anyone else decent who is around to back him up. . . And, if Cabrera is really going to play 3B and Raburn 2B, who will DH? Is Andy Dirks a leading LF option with Delmon Young DHing?
(hotstatrat from Daydreamland)
They'll fall back on Adam Wilk or Duane Below if Turner isn't ready right off... Dirks should get a lot of time in left field, assuming Leyland doesn't develop an unhealthy Clete Thomas fixation. (Steven Goldman)


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