Biographical

Portrait of Tony Campana

Tony Campana CFAngels

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .255 1 32 14 23 .231 0.0
Birth Date5-30-1986
Height5' 8"
Weight165 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.32011
0.12012
0.02013
-0.42014
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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 CHN 25 95 155 143 24 37 3 0 1 43 8 30 1 0 3 6 24 2 .259 .303 .301 .220 2.7 0.3 0.3
2012 CHN 26 89 192 174 26 46 6 0 0 52 11 43 0 0 7 5 30 3 .264 .308 .299 .230 3.1 -1.7 0.1
2013 ARI 27 29 54 46 10 12 0 1 0 14 8 14 0 0 0 0 8 2 .261 .370 .304 .261 1.0 -1.0 0.0
2014 ANA 28 18 15 15 6 5 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .246 0.5 0.0 0.1
2014 ARI 28 26 61 60 4 9 1 1 0 12 0 10 1 0 0 3 4 1 .150 .164 .200 .154 -5.1 0.8 -0.5
Career25747743870109102112627103201016669.249.296.288.2212.3-1.60.1

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
2008 BOI A- 1 5 .085 .272 .411 .365 .283 .000 119 -0.8 0.1 0 0.0 -0.5 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 CUB Rk 24 93 .258 .272 .351 .387 .265 .329 101 -0.3 3.0 0.3 1.6 1.1 4.7 0.6 4.7 0.6
2009 PEO A 18 58 .273 .272 .353 .409 .276 .319 103 0.8 1.7 0.1 -1.0 3.5 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2009 DAY A+ 108 473 .249 .255 .328 .367 .256 .340 100 -5.6 13.8 0.2 0.3 0.9 10.0 1.1 10.0 1.1
2010 TEN AA 131 550 .276 .268 .340 .399 .267 .376 104 9.9 16.9 0.8 1.7 1.2 29.5 3.2 29.5 3.2
2011 CHN MLB 95 155 .220 .256 .321 .397 .262 .321 101 -6.1 4.2 -0.1 0.3 4.2 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 IOW AAA 30 129 .269 .280 .353 .433 .260 .423 112 1.4 4.0 0.2 -1.6 3.3 8.1 0.6 8.1 0.6
2012 CHN MLB 89 192 .230 .256 .316 .405 .259 .351 100 -5.7 5.3 0.2 -1.7 3.8 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 37 165 .261 .279 .341 .427 .266 .358 96 0.2 4.9 0 0.6 3.6 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
2012 LEO Wnt 16 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 29 54 .261 .252 .328 .396 .264 .375 103 0 1.4 0.1 -1.0 -0.4 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2013 RNO AAA 102 391 .256 .275 .338 .420 .267 .371 112 -1.5 11.1 0.1 -2.3 1.0 9.2 0.7 9.2 0.7
2014 ANA MLB 18 15 .246 .243 .307 .356 .253 .556 95 -0.2 0.4 0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 ARI MLB 26 61 .154 .254 .313 .400 .263 .180 102 -6.1 1.6 0.1 0.8 -0.2 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5
2014 RNO AAA 47 181 .256 .283 .349 .452 .273 .346 111 -0.8 5.4 0.3 -2.3 0.8 6.8 0.4 6.8 0.4
2014 SLC AAA 53 227 .236 .275 .339 .419 .265 .331 106 -6.3 6.8 0.4 3.7 0.8 -0.7 0.3 -0.7 0.3

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 CUB Rk 93 17 23 0 0 0 10 8 14 22 2 .277 .337 .277 .000 .258 4.7 1.6 0.6
2008 BOI A- 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .400 .000 .000 .085 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
2009 PEO A 58 14 15 1 1 0 5 5 6 11 2 .283 .345 .340 .057 .273 5.5 -1.0 0.5
2009 DAY A+ 473 56 122 8 2 0 25 34 78 55 16 .284 .331 .312 .028 .249 10.0 0.3 1.1
2010 TEN AA 550 76 156 22 5 0 39 44 82 48 20 .319 .375 .384 .065 .276 29.5 1.7 3.2
2011 CHN MLB 155 24 37 3 0 1 6 8 30 24 2 .259 .303 .301 .042 .220 2.7 0.3 0.3
2011 IOW AAA 129 27 41 8 2 0 9 6 23 8 1 .342 .383 .442 .100 .269 8.1 -1.6 0.6
2012 IOW AAA 165 24 40 2 1 1 4 12 34 18 7 .280 .338 .329 .049 .261 7.4 0.6 0.8
2012 LEO Wnt 59 7 12 1 1 0 3 6 12 8 2 .231 .322 .288 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 192 26 46 6 0 0 5 11 43 30 3 .264 .308 .299 .034 .230 3.1 -1.7 0.1
2013 RNO AAA 391 65 103 11 6 1 29 34 77 32 8 .293 .354 .368 .074 .256 9.2 -2.3 0.7
2013 ARI MLB 54 10 12 0 1 0 0 8 14 8 2 .261 .370 .304 .043 .261 1.0 -1.0 0.0
2014 RNO AAA 181 31 47 5 4 0 17 12 28 8 2 .288 .343 .368 .080 .256 6.8 -2.3 0.4
2014 SLC AAA 227 31 54 6 2 0 17 18 39 9 9 .267 .330 .317 .050 .236 -0.7 3.7 0.3
2014 ANA MLB 15 6 5 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .000 .246 0.5 0.0 0.1
2014 ARI MLB 61 4 9 1 1 0 3 0 10 4 1 .150 .164 .200 .050 .154 -5.1 0.8 -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 581 0.5250 0.4810 0.8172 0.6066 0.3406 0.8757 0.7021 0.1649
2012 670 0.5448 0.4978 0.8078 0.6027 0.3705 0.8955 0.6372 0.1832
2013 219 0.5479 0.4110 0.8000 0.5250 0.2727 0.9206 0.5185 0.1889
2014 273 0.5421 0.4322 0.8644 0.5473 0.2960 0.9630 0.6486 0.1186
Career17430.53820.4710.81880.58560.33660.90260.64570.1677

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-22 2013-03-29 Camp 7 0 Left Hand Laceration Reopened -
2013-03-08 2013-03-20 Camp 12 0 Left Hand Laceration - -
2011-06-07 2011-06-07 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
1992-01-01 1992-01-01 FA 0 0 - General Medical Other Hodgkin's Lymphoma As a Child - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ARI $509,500
2013 ARI $
2012 CHN $483,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$483,000
2011Current$509,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$992,500
2 yrTotal$992,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 155 dPro Star Management1 year/$0.5095M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2014). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Arizona 7/5/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Acquired by Arizona in trade 2/18/13 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 2/10/13. Signed by Arizona 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.483M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/17/11.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (13-401) (Cincinnati).

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 313 44 83 11 2 2 22 24 66 33 7 .300 .349 .383 .269 13.3 CF -3, LF 1 1.2
80o 292 39 74 10 2 2 19 21 63 29 6 .284 .331 .361 .255 8.4 CF -3, LF 1 0.7
70o 276 36 67 9 2 1 17 19 61 26 5 .272 .318 .345 .245 5.2 CF -3, LF 1 0.3
60o 263 34 61 8 2 1 16 18 59 24 5 .262 .306 .332 .237 2.7 CF -3, LF 1 0.1
50o 250 32 56 7 2 1 15 16 57 22 5 .252 .296 .319 .229 0.6 CF -3, LF 1 -0.1
40o 237 29 52 7 2 1 13 15 55 20 4 .243 .286 .307 .221 -1.3 CF -2, LF 1 -0.3
30o 224 27 47 6 1 1 12 14 53 18 4 .233 .275 .293 .212 -3.1 CF -2, LF 1 -0.5
20o 208 24 42 6 1 1 11 12 50 16 3 .221 .262 .278 .202 -4.9 CF -2, LF 1 -0.7
10o 187 21 35 5 1 1 9 10 46 14 3 .205 .243 .257 .188 -7.0 CF -2, LF 1 -0.9
Weighted Mean2563359821151758235.257.301.325.2321.6CF -3, LF 10.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 25% 8% 20% 57%

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
201529250245572118165821.243.294.302.222-0.9-5.81.40.614.9-22.8-2.2
20163042640931332322810034.243.297.306.223-0.8-3.91.91.014.9-21.8-3.8
201731635611391833474215250.243.297.303.223-1.0-3.22.41.314.9-21.8-5.6
201832624591351834474114746.241.293.304.222-1.1-4.91.71.114.9-22.7-5.5
201933614591331834474114443.240.292.306.222-1.2-5.41.20.914.9-22.5-5.5
202034518491101624403412333.235.288.303.220-1.4-8.00.00.614.9-23.5-4.6
202135633601331934484115337.232.284.297.217-1.8-10.9-1.00.514.9-25.4-5.6
202236608581271925484014632.233.286.305.221-1.7-10.1-2.10.414.9-23.3-5.4
202337621581281734463915429.229.280.292.214-2.3-15.3-3.10.214.9-27.3-5.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
9.94.73.7out of baseball0.80.319.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 67)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 80 Jarrod Dyson 2013 .246
2 76 Tyler Graham 2012 .023
3 76 Todd Donovan 2007 .000 DNP
4 76 Nook Logan 2008 .000 DNP
5 75 Quintin Berry 2013 .566
6 75 Josh Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
7 75 Eric Young 2013 .235
8 75 Rajai Davis 2009 .268
9 74 Nyjer Morgan 2009 .274
10 74 Joey Gathright 2009 .191
11 74 Emilio Bonifacio 2013 .233
12 71 Michael Bourn 2011 .267
13 70 Jerry Owens 2009 .145
14 70 Chris Duffy 2008 .000 DNP
15 70 Chris Roberson 2008 .000 DNP
16 70 Shane Robinson 2013 .260
17 69 Scott Podsednik 2004 .243
18 69 Craig Gentry 2012 .275
19 69 Wayne Lydon 2009 .000 DNP
20 69 Jose Constanza 2012 .227
21 69 Bernie Castro 2008 .000 DNP
22 69 Tony Gwynn 2011 .254
23 69 Fernando Perez 2011 .000 DNP
24 68 Luis Terrero 2008 .000 DNP
25 68 Choo Freeman 2008 .000 DNP
26 68 Willy Taveras 2010 .193
27 68 Jim Adduci 2013 .254
28 68 Bake McBride 1977 .297
29 67 Robert Andino 2012 .214
30 67 Brad Coon 2011 .000 DNP
31 67 Nathan Haynes 2008 .167
32 67 Michael Spidale 2010 .000 DNP
33 67 Elian Herrera 2013 .132
34 67 Adam Greenberg 2009 .000 DNP
35 67 Adam Stern 2008 .000 DNP
36 67 Mickey Rivers 1977 .291
37 67 Charles Thomas 2007 .000 DNP
38 67 Eric Reed 2009 .000 DNP
39 66 Jason Bourgeois 2010 .206
40 66 Jason Repko 2009 .149
41 66 Argenis Reyes 2011 .000 DNP
42 66 Boomer Whiting 2012 .000 DNP
43 66 Marquis Grissom 1995 .241
44 65 Chris Aguila 2007 .000 DNP
45 65 Billy North 1976 .273
46 65 Rashad Eldridge 2010 .000 DNP
47 65 Manny Mota 1966 .317
48 65 Antoan Richardson 2012 .000 DNP
49 65 Gene Clines 1975 .216
50 65 James Tomlin 2011 .000 DNP
51 65 Jeff Duncan 2007 .000 DNP
52 65 Brian Bixler 2011 .202
53 65 Dave Collins 1981 .287
54 65 Shawn Roof 2013 .000 DNP
55 65 Miguel Negron 2011 .000 DNP
56 65 Kenny Kelly 2007 .000 DNP
57 65 Luis Matos 2007 .000 DNP
58 64 Lorenzo Scott 2010 .000 DNP
59 64 Jim Landis 1962 .268
60 64 Carl Loadenthal 2010 .000 DNP
61 64 Anthony Jackson 2012 .000 DNP
62 64 Buck Coats 2010 .000 DNP
63 64 Brandon Watson 2010 .000 DNP
64 64 Tim Raines 2008 .000 DNP
65 64 Pete Orr 2007 .158
66 64 Chris Denorfia 2009 .332
67 64 Mark Dolenc 2013 .000 DNP
68 64 Joaquin Arias 2013 .230
69 64 Dave Gallagher 1989 .246
70 63 Brendan Ryan 2010 .225
71 63 Dustin Martin 2012 .000 DNP
72 63 Juan Brito 2008 .000 DNP
73 63 Ryan Freel 2004 .261
74 63 Luke Hughes 2013 .000 DNP
75 63 Matt Tolbert 2010 .241
76 63 Paco Figueroa 2011 .000 DNP
77 63 Darnell McDonald 2007 .106
78 63 Jim Busby 1955 .229
79 63 Roger Cedeno 2003 .248
80 63 Sean Danielson 2011 .000 DNP
81 63 Omar Quintanilla 2010 .000 DNP
82 63 Kenny Lofton 1995 .283
83 63 Tommy Murphy 2008 .000 DNP
84 63 Mel Stocker 2009 .000 DNP
85 62 Gregor Blanco 2012 .265
86 62 Willie McGee 1987 .256
87 62 Norris Hopper 2007 .257
88 62 Chris Walker 2009 .000 DNP
89 62 Luis Polonia 1992 .252
90 62 Roger Bernadina 2012 .284
91 62 Gerald Laird 2008 .254
92 62 Luis Bolivar 2009 .000 DNP
93 62 Vic Davalillo 1965 .286
94 62 Eugenio Velez 2010 .223
95 62 Jordan Czarniecki 2009 .000 DNP
96 62 Skip Schumaker 2008 .264
97 62 Reggie Abercrombie 2009 .000 DNP
98 62 Daniel Ortmeier 2009 .000 DNP
99 62 Brian Barton 2010 .000 DNP
100 62 J.C. Holt 2011 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .250 .306 .250 .214
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .330 .314 .241
18 Split (Multi) .015 .024 .064 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .300 .300 .300 .208
31 vs R (2013) .250 .386 .306 .276
38 Split (2013) -.050 .086 .006 .069
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 For many years, Cubs fans have not understood what a fast baseball player looks like. This is an unfortunate consequence of the team's quixotic drive to build a low-OBP slugging offense out of free agency, but it's meant that fans have mislabeled a rather motley assortment of players—from Ryan Theriot to Starlin Castro to the dried-up husk calling itself Alfonso Soriano—as speedy. So Cubs fans have a somewhat irrational devotion to Campana on account of his actually being fast, although the idea that his speed can be compared to phenom speedster Billy Hamilton is one that should only occur after about three too many Old Styles. The trouble with Campana is that he hits for the emptiest .260 batting average in creation, which means that no matter how fast he can run, he's nothing like an asset.
2012 Only seven qualifying batters registered a higher speed score than Campana's 7.5 in 2011, and it's no statistical illusion—he has the sort of wheels that cause even inveterate critics of the running game to gawk. His small stature makes him a longshot to develop into a starting position player, but he did go through the minors almost as quickly as he goes around the bases, with just 156 plate appearances below the High-A level, where he played most of 2009. With new GM Theo Epstein's affinity for fast players who play good defense, Campana should manage to stay on the roster and even see playing time, but an upside of fourth outfielder seems more likely than a starting job.
2011 The latest variation on the theme of a man in Fuld, Tony Campana is a diminutive bunt, slap, and tickle speedster out of the University of Cincinnati.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on BIlly Hamilton? Will he eventually steal close to 100 bags in the majors?
(Luke from MN)
In total or in a single season? First, he has to learn to play CF. I worry about pure-play, no-power speedsters like him, which is why I was down on Dee Gordon last year, but Hamilton is such an extreme case that it's hard to see him NOT having some type of Major League job at some point, even if it's as a 5th OF/pinch-runner. If Tony Campana can have a Big League career, Billy Hamilton sure can! (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Tony Campana have any upside? He is terrible, right?
(Alex from Chicago)
At baseball, yes
(though not useless) (Sam Miller)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Reds having such a good year and a good shot at the World Series, do you agree with their decision to not call up Billy Hamilton? As a pinch runner alone, he could be such a weapon. Guys like him can disrupt the game so much on the basepaths. I've seen Tony Campana do it so many times with the Cubs.
(Kyle from Wilmette, IL)
Hello, Kyle, love your city a whole bunch. The Reds have one of the best management teams in the game, and one of the very best GM's in Walt Jocketty. Knowing how forward thinking that group is, I am sure they debated that subject a lot during the second-half of the 2012 season, because Billy Hamilton had an extraordinary season. I am sure they know their player better than we do, because Bill Bavasi, who runs their minor league system, has incredible feel for young players' ceilings. I know that he is scheduled to play in the Arizona Fall League, and he would still to eligible to replace an injured player if the Reds wanted him to be on a post-season roster. Baserunners can be disruptive in the playoffs, but a lot of things have to be taken into consideration before you promote a player from Double-A. (Dan Evans)
2012-10-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were hired by the Cubs and could "play God" for just one day, what changes would you make?
(mcquown from Chicago)
I would ship Tony Campana off somewhere where I'd never have to see him again. Let's be honest, there's little I could do in one day to improve the Cubs and they seem mostly to be in good hands, so why not get a little no-cost personal gratification in getting a player who annoys me off the roster. (Colin Wyers)


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