Biographical

Portrait of Daniel Nava

Daniel Nava LFRoyals

Royals Player Cards | Royals Team Audit | Royals Depth Chart

2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
98 .253 2 10 10 1 .265 0.3
Birth Date2-22-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 5 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
0.92012
2.62013
2.42014
0.02015
-0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 BOS 27 60 188 161 23 39 14 1 1 58 19 46 8 0 0 26 1 1 .242 .351 .360 .244 0.7 -1.1 -0.0
2012 BOS 29 88 317 267 38 65 21 0 6 104 37 63 9 2 2 33 3 0 .243 .352 .390 .268 11.1 -3.0 0.9
2013 BOS 30 134 536 458 77 139 29 0 12 204 51 93 15 8 4 66 0 2 .303 .385 .445 .309 32.5 -8.5 2.6
2014 BOS 31 113 408 363 41 98 21 0 4 131 33 81 10 2 37 4 2 .270 .346 .361 .272 13.2 8.4 2.4
2015 BOS 32 29 78 66 6 10 2 0 0 12 8 17 2 1 1 7 0 0 .152 .260 .182 .194 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
2015 TBA 32 31 88 73 7 17 2 0 1 22 12 19 3 0 0 3 1 0 .233 .364 .301 .269 1.5 0.5 0.2
2016 ANA 33 45 136 119 10 28 5 0 1 36 9 26 5 3 0 13 0 0 .235 .309 .303 .240 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2016 KCA 33 6 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .276 0.6 0.0 0.1
Career50617571512203397951255691703465216718595.263.354.376.27356.6-3.35.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 LNC A+ 85 379 .307 .276 .343 .417 .000 .408 109 21.6 12.4 -4.4 3.4 0.9 30.5 3.4 30.5 3.4
2009 SLM A+ 29 130 .317 .257 .331 .382 .000 .409 99 7.8 3.8 -1.4 -4.3 0.3 10.5 0.6 10.5 0.6
2009 PME AA 32 144 .371 .249 .329 .369 .000 .382 96 16.8 4.1 -1.2 -3.5 -0.0 19.6 1.7 19.6 1.7
2010 BOS MLB 60 188 .244 .250 .314 .397 .000 .333 112 -3 5.2 -1.2 -1.1 -0.3 0.7 -0.0 0.7 -0.0
2010 PAW AAA 77 325 .291 .260 .331 .404 .000 .343 93 11.2 9.7 -3.2 7.6 0.3 18.0 2.4 18.0 2.4
2011 PAW AAA 121 522 .274 .259 .330 .398 .000 .311 92 8.6 16.2 -5.2 -2.2 1.7 21.3 1.8 21.3 1.8
2012 BOS MLB 88 317 .268 .247 .308 .395 .000 .295 104 2.4 8.7 -2.2 -3.0 2.2 11.1 0.9 11.1 0.9
2012 PAW AAA 29 120 .352 .257 .325 .389 .000 .333 98 12.5 3.6 -1.4 -2.3 -0.2 14.5 1.2 14.5 1.2
2013 BOS MLB 134 536 .309 .257 .318 .411 .000 .352 101 25.2 14.1 -4.8 -8.5 -2.1 32.5 2.6 32.5 2.6
2014 BOS MLB 113 408 .272 .243 .308 .376 .000 .336 102 4.5 10.5 -3.6 8.4 1.7 13.2 2.4 13.2 2.4
2014 PAW AAA 24 98 .259 .276 .339 .411 .000 .295 96 -0.1 2.9 -0.9 -1.8 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2
2015 BOS MLB 29 78 .194 .251 .314 .395 .000 .200 110 -5 2.1 -0.9 0.3 1.6 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2015 TBA MLB 31 88 .269 .248 .315 .391 .000 .302 102 0.8 2.4 -0.9 0.5 -0.7 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2015 PAW AAA 10 42 .269 .251 .315 .345 .000 .333 91 0.4 1.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2016 ANA MLB 45 136 .240 .260 .320 .431 .263 .284 100 -2.8 3.8 -0.9 -0.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2016 KCA MLB 6 6 .276 .262 .337 .412 .290 .250 107 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2016 INL A+ 4 13 .158 .265 .343 .466 .278 .100 86 -1.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2016 OMA AAA 3 11 .267 .223 .302 .341 .248 .167 101 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2016 SLC AAA 22 92 .298 .269 .332 .411 .262 .405 120 3.6 2.6 -1.3 1.1 -2.7 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 LNC A+ 379 54 110 27 1 10 59 43 70 4 3 .341 .427 .523 .183 .307 30.5 3.4 3.4
2009 SLM A+ 130 18 37 12 1 1 13 18 21 0 2 .339 .434 .495 .156 .317 10.5 -4.3 0.6
2009 PME AA 144 25 43 10 1 4 23 25 12 0 0 .364 .479 .568 .203 .371 19.6 -3.5 1.7
2010 PAW AAA 325 41 82 16 1 10 48 28 64 4 2 .289 .375 .458 .169 .291 18.0 7.6 2.4
2010 BOS MLB 188 23 39 14 1 1 26 19 46 1 1 .242 .351 .360 .118 .244 0.7 -1.1 -0.0
2011 PAW AAA 522 69 118 27 2 10 48 70 88 10 3 .268 .372 .406 .138 .274 21.3 -2.2 1.8
2012 PAW AAA 120 20 31 7 1 4 18 16 15 1 1 .313 .425 .525 .212 .352 14.5 -2.3 1.2
2012 BOS MLB 317 38 65 21 0 6 33 37 63 3 0 .243 .352 .390 .146 .268 11.1 -3.0 0.9
2013 BOS MLB 536 77 139 29 0 12 66 51 93 0 2 .303 .385 .445 .142 .309 32.5 -8.5 2.6
2014 PAW AAA 98 12 21 3 0 3 14 12 21 2 1 .253 .347 .398 .145 .259 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2
2014 BOS MLB 408 41 98 21 0 4 37 33 81 4 2 .270 .346 .361 .091 .272 13.2 8.4 2.4
2015 PAW AAA 42 4 9 1 0 1 8 4 11 2 0 .250 .357 .361 .111 .269 0.9 0.0 0.1
2015 BOS MLB 78 6 10 2 0 0 7 8 17 0 0 .152 .260 .182 .030 .194 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
2015 TBA MLB 88 7 17 2 0 1 3 12 19 1 0 .233 .364 .301 .068 .269 1.5 0.5 0.2
2016 OMA AAA 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .143 .455 .286 .143 .267 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2016 SLC AAA 92 5 31 6 0 1 13 6 10 1 1 .365 .413 .471 .106 .298 2.2 1.1 0.3
2016 INL A+ 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .091 .231 .091 .000 .158 -1.5 -0.3 -0.2
2016 ANA MLB 136 10 28 5 0 1 13 9 26 0 0 .235 .309 .303 .067 .240 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2016 KCA MLB 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 .276 0.6 0.0 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 747 0.5114 0.4203 0.7484 0.5759 0.2575 0.8136 0.5957 0.2516 357 0.003605
2012 1270 0.4701 0.3756 0.8386 0.5561 0.2155 0.8825 0.7379 0.1614 663 0.000864
2013 2193 0.4729 0.3922 0.8337 0.5304 0.2682 0.8873 0.7387 0.1663 1105 -0.003257
2014 1676 0.5066 0.3860 0.8532 0.5489 0.2189 0.9249 0.6685 0.1468 856 0.007427
2015 670 0.5269 0.4060 0.8088 0.5779 0.2145 0.8676 0.6324 0.1912 341 -0.000176
2016 552 0.5380 0.4420 0.8443 0.6027 0.2549 0.8939 0.7077 0.1557 0 0.000000
Career71080.49450.39590.82870.55420.23990.88620.69450.1713730.87790.0013

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-21 2014-03-01 Camp 8 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-08-23 2012-09-09 15-DL 17 16 Left Wrist Sprain -
2012-07-29 2012-08-21 15-DL 23 21 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2012-06-10 2012-06-15 DTD 5 4 Left Hand Soreness - -
2009-06-19 2009-07-10 Minors 21 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-08 2009-06-12 Minors 65 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ANA $1,375,000
2015 BOS $1,850,000
2014 BOS $556,500
2013 BOS $505,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,911,500
2011Current$1,375,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$4,286,500
5 yrTotal$4,286,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 45 dISE Baseball1 year/$1.375M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2016). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/16/15. DFA by LA Angels 7/30/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/16. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 8/30/16. Contract selected by Kansas City 9/6/16.
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 1/29/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.25M-$1.3M). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 8/5/15 after being DFA by Boston 7/30/15. DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/15 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.5565M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Boston for 2012 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 5/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11. DFA by Boston 5/20/11, sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Boston 6/12/10.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from independent Golden League (Santa Clara).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 580 69 141 27 1 11 61 61 112 5 2 .284 .375 .411 .296 34.0 LF -1 3.6
80o 564 65 132 25 1 11 58 57 111 4 2 .273 .362 .394 .286 27.3 LF -1 2.9
70o 552 62 126 24 1 10 55 54 111 4 2 .264 .352 .383 .278 22.7 LF -1 2.4
60o 542 59 121 23 1 10 53 52 110 4 2 .258 .344 .372 .272 18.9 LF -1 2.0
50o 533 57 116 22 1 9 51 50 109 4 2 .251 .337 .363 .266 15.4 LF -1 1.6
40o 524 55 112 21 1 9 49 48 109 4 2 .245 .329 .354 .260 12.1 LF -1 1.3
30o 514 53 107 20 1 9 47 46 108 4 2 .238 .321 .344 .253 8.7 LF -1 0.9
20o 502 50 101 19 1 8 45 44 107 3 1 .230 .311 .332 .246 4.8 LF -1 0.5
10o 486 47 95 18 1 8 42 40 106 3 1 .219 .298 .316 .235 -0.3 LF -1 -0.1
Weighted Mean535571162219525010942.252.338.365.26716.0LF -11.7

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/27/2016 12:00 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 580 66 144 30 2 9 58 60 103 5 2 .289 .379 .408 .293 32.3 LF -1, 1B 0 3.4
80o 564 62 135 28 2 8 55 56 102 4 2 .277 .365 .391 .283 25.7 LF -1, 1B 0 2.7
70o 552 60 128 27 1 8 52 53 102 4 2 .269 .356 .379 .275 21.1 LF -1, 1B 0 2.2
60o 542 57 123 26 1 7 50 51 101 4 2 .262 .348 .369 .269 17.3 LF -1, 1B 0 1.8
50o 533 55 118 25 1 7 49 49 101 4 2 .255 .340 .360 .263 13.9 LF -1, 1B 0 1.4
40o 524 53 114 24 1 7 47 47 100 4 2 .249 .332 .351 .257 10.6 LF -1, 1B 0 1.1
30o 514 51 108 23 1 6 45 45 100 4 2 .242 .324 .341 .250 7.2 LF -1, 1B 0 0.7
20o 502 48 102 21 1 6 43 43 99 3 1 .234 .314 .329 .243 3.4 LF -1, 1B 0 0.3
10o 486 45 96 20 1 6 40 40 97 3 1 .223 .301 .313 .233 -1.7 LF -1, 1B 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean535561192517495010142.256.341.361.26414.5LF -1, 1B 01.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 20% 6% 9% 91%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 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
2017344715397190743421012.238.324.339.2500.65.30.3-2.011.7-4.6-0.1
201835413478717063839871.243.332.346.2560.76.90.2-1.910.2-1.7-0.1
201936398458316063636860.240.325.340.2520.55.00.2-1.99.9-3.2-0.1
202037385438015063535840.240.326.336.2500.54.20.2-1.99.5-3.6-0.1
202138370417715053234800.238.325.330.2480.33.10.2-1.99.1-4.4-0.1
202239370417715053233810.239.323.330.2470.32.70.2-2.09.1-4.7-0.1
202340345387113053030760.234.318.323.2440.11.30.2-1.98.5-5.5-0.1
202441340376913042930760.234.319.324.2440.11.30.2-2.08.4-5.3-0.1
202542340376913042829760.233.316.318.2410.00.20.2-2.18.4-6.4-0.1

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 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
201734250285411132222491.247.332.345.2550.99.10.1-0.512.0-2.6-0.4
201835393448518153537751.249.337.350.2590.99.30.2-0.910.5-0.5-0.7
20193655461120261850471090.246.327.350.2550.77.70.3-1.410.7-1.9-1.0
20203756264123261750531140.252.339.351.2590.88.20.3-1.59.8-0.4-1.0
20213850955105231340511010.240.333.320.2480.33.60.3-1.59.0-4.2-0.9
20223958767138300652521090.268.349.361.2651.09.90.4-1.99.61.8-1.1
202340463499418043740900.232.315.308.241-0.00.40.3-1.67.4-5.7-0.8
2024415316211128164765980.246.354.351.2660.11.70.3-2.02.70.6-1.0

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
25.26.79.24.22.30.847.7

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201514.2142.79.53.80.844.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Willie Harris 2011 .255
2 88 Trot Nixon 2007 .242
3 87 David DeJesus 2013 .269
4 86 David Murphy 2015 .263
5 85 Bobby Murcer 1979 .266
6 85 Andy Pafko 1954 .262
7 85 Jim King 1966 .278
8 85 Merv Rettenmund 1976 .274
9 84 Shane Victorino 2014 .250
10 84 Jody Gerut 2011 .000 DNP
11 84 Jeff DaVanon 2007 .224
12 84 Rusty Staub 1977 .268
13 84 Jim Dwyer 1983 .315
14 84 Rocky Colavito 1967 .269
15 83 Nate McLouth 2015 .000 DNP
16 83 Jason Michaels 2009 .260
17 83 Randy Bush 1992 .197
18 83 Casey Blake 2007 .267
19 83 Bobby Higginson 2004 .254
20 83 Rob Mackowiak 2009 .000 DNP
21 82 Willard Marshall 1954 .248
22 82 Randy Winn 2007 .275
23 82 Michael Cuddyer 2012 .275
24 82 Hideki Matsui 2007 .299
25 82 Magglio Ordonez 2007 .338
26 82 Jackie Jensen 1960 .000 DNP
27 82 Elmer Valo 1954 .258
28 82 Kosuke Fukudome 2010 .291
29 82 Chris Denorfia 2014 .222
30 81 Gary Roenicke 1988 .208
31 81 Luis Gonzalez 2001 .354
32 81 Johnny Grubb 1982 .280
33 81 Jay Johnstone 1979 .259
34 81 Roger Maris 1968 .292
35 81 Brian Downing 1984 .298
36 81 Roy White 1977 .283
37 81 Juan Rivera 2012 .245
38 81 Brady Clark 2006 .249
39 81 Cesar Cedeno 1984 .276
40 81 Paul O'Neill 1996 .298
41 80 Don Buford 1970 .308
42 80 Billy Williams 1971 .312
43 80 Austin Kearns 2013 .186
44 80 Brian Roberts 2011 .214
45 80 Bob Skinner 1965 .301
46 80 Jose Cruz Jr. 2007 .256
47 80 Gene Woodling 1956 .288
48 80 Rusty Greer 2002 .248
49 80 Coco Crisp 2013 .295
50 80 Frank Catalanotto 2007 .274
51 80 Shannon Stewart 2007 .260
52 80 Gates Brown 1972 .256
53 80 Jerry Mumphrey 1986 .271
54 80 Ryan Spilborghs 2013 .000 DNP
55 79 Lyle Overbay 2010 .262
56 79 Lee Thomas 1969 .000 DNP
57 79 Orlando Hudson 2011 .259
58 79 Jim Northrup 1973 .302
59 79 Ryan Roberts 2014 .123
60 79 Johnny Callison 1972 .274
61 79 Morgan Ensberg 2009 .000 DNP
62 79 Erubiel Durazo 2007 .000 DNP
63 79 Nick Johnson 2012 .250
64 79 Johnny Wyrostek 1953 .249
65 79 Dan Driessen 1985 .250
66 79 Josh Bard 2011 .225
67 79 Johnny Damon 2007 .269
68 79 Monte Irvin 1952 .302
69 79 Brady Anderson 1997 .304
70 79 Kevin McReynolds 1993 .263
71 79 Kevin Mench 2011 .000 DNP
72 79 Eric Byrnes 2009 .228
73 79 Angel Pagan 2015 .236
74 79 Will Clark 1997 .295
75 79 Keith Moreland 1987 .255
76 79 Marlon Byrd 2011 .262
77 79 Gary Matthews 2008 .234
78 79 Pete Rose 1974 .296
79 79 Terry Puhl 1990 .275
80 79 Mark Ellis 2010 .273
81 79 Reed Johnson 2010 .251
82 79 Tony Gonzalez 1970 .261
83 79 Mike Sweeney 2007 .252
84 79 Andre Ethier 2015 .314
85 79 Dale Mitchell 1955 .229
86 78 Bill Freehan 1975 .252
87 78 Tim Raines 1993 .311
88 78 Floyd Robinson 1969 .000 DNP
89 78 Daryle Ward 2008 .246
90 78 Jay Payton 2006 .265
91 78 Carl Furillo 1955 .300
92 78 Tony Gwynn 1993 .320
93 78 Lee Mazzilli 1988 .160
94 78 Matt Lawton 2005 .262
95 78 Bobby Abreu 2007 .278
96 78 Mike Fontenot 2013 .000 DNP
97 78 Von Hayes 1992 .236
98 78 Emil Brown 2008 .244
99 78 Mitch Maier 2015 .000 DNP
100 78 Aubrey Huff 2010 .327

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .214 .283 .272 .222
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .364 .372 .282
18 Split (Multi) .051 .081 .100 .060
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .242 .324 .273 .255
31 vs R (2015) .179 .312 .236 .227
38 Split (2015) -.063 -.012 -.037 -.028
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 In the Baseball Prospectus comment management system, it lists the following: Daniel Nava (0 words). Indeed.
2015 After the 2013 season, we no longer needed to qualify every nice thing said about Nava with a reference to his background, as he finished fifth in the AL in OBP and played almost every day for a World Series-winning team. That means we can't make excuses for his failures either, and Nava was awful to start 2014. Yes, he hit .297/.369/.382 from May 24th onward after resurfacing from a demotion to Pawtucket. But he still hit just .159/.209/.190 against southpaws on the season, and he really has no business facing them with any regularity. Nava is a platoon player through and through, and while there are negative connotations associated with that term he's a pretty good one, especially with his improved outfield defense.
2014 Healthy and not filling in for a more established player for the first time in his career, Nava finished fifth in the American League among qualifiers in on-base percentage, flanked by teammate David Ortiz and MVP-candidate Josh Donaldson. His season-long production verified the belief that a wrist cyst was his downfall in 2012, rather than just the league catching up to a story we all so desperately wanted to be good and true. The Sox love Nava's attitude and clubhouse presence in addition to that OBP—especially on a roster soon to be inundated with kids—and believe his versatility is vital to their roster construction in the present and future. He has the patience and plate smarts to bat leadoff against right-handers now that Jacoby Ellsbury has skipped town, and the Sox would be remiss were they to avoid that obvious fit.
2013 One of the most unlikely stories in baseball, Nava made his way to Boston after being cut by, in order, his college team, an independent-league team, and to complete the set, the Red Sox. Not invited to spring training, Nava garnered a call-up on the strength of hitting .313/.425/.525 in 29 games for Triple-A Pawtucket. He then hit .298/.429/.489 in 29 games for Boston before hurting his wrist. He experienced soreness during the rest of the season and missed 41 games. The injury and the resulting sporadic playing time predictably hurt his production, but when healthy he turned out to be a surprisingly good hitter. He'll never be an All-Star, but he knows the strike zone and can pop the occasional extra-base hit. In the field he passes the eye test and gets good marks from other metrics even if FRAA isn't a believer.
2011 Nava's story makes him easy to root for. He failed as a walk-on player at Santa Clara University and became the equipment manager before leaving, but worked his way to Junior-College-All-American status at San Mateo (after which a sheepish Santa Clara offered him a full scholarship). Undrafted, Nava went to the indie leagues and got cut once even there, though when he did stick, he was named the top indie-league prospect by Baseball America. After assistant director of pro scouting Jared Porter recommended that he be signed, Nava tore his way through the Red Sox system starting in 2008; the only thing he couldn't do was get ESPN reporter Erin Andrews to attend one of his games, despite routinely leaving tickets in her name. Nava displayed some patience after making the majors, but he struck out at an alarming rate relative to his minor-league numbers, and displayed little of the thump he was known for. On defense, Nava is lost: if his first instinct were to fall down and then run after the ball, it would look about the same as his current outfield strategy.
2010 A college product who spent 2007 in the independent leagues, Daniel Nava made his pro debut at High-A in 2008 and has raked at every level since. He’s already 27, but a career .354/.450/.558 hitter who bested those marks in Double-A in the second half has to be taken seriously.

BP Articles

Daniel Nava is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
Transaction Analysis: Bourn AgainSteve Givarz2016-09-02
Transaction Analysis: Bourn AgainBryan Grosnick2016-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 15Scooter Hotz2016-07-11
Expert FAAB Review: Week 14Mike Gianella2016-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Hello NewmanGeorge Bissell2016-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week SixScooter Hotz2016-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week FourScooter Hotz2016-04-29
Expert FAAB Review: Week FourMike Gianella2016-04-26
Expert FAAB Review: Week ThreeMike Gianella2016-04-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 83: April Supplemental Draft OverviewIan Lefkowitz2016-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 83: April Supplemental Draft OverviewJared Weiss2016-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 83: April Supplemental Draft OverviewBen Murphy2016-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGXBen Carsley2016-04-06
Expert FAAB Review: Week OneMike Gianella2016-04-05
Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their DepthDemetrius Bell2016-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: American League WestWilson Karaman2016-03-22
Rumor Roundup: Sorry, Missed JacksonDaniel Rathman2016-03-09
Winter Is Leaving: Los Angeles AngelsDustin Palmateer2016-03-09
Winter Is Leaving: Tampa Bay RaysBryan Grosnick2016-02-23
Transaction Analysis: Torreyes or Not TorreyesR.J. Anderson2016-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadR.J. Anderson2015-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadBret Sayre2015-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Feliz Nava-dadBryan Grosnick2015-12-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 24Mike Gianella2015-09-15
Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2015-09-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 27, 2015Chris Mosch2015-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 20Keith Cromer2015-08-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 19Keith Cromer2015-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 19J.J. Jansons2015-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 19Keith Cromer2015-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDucks on the Pond: Shifting ExpectationsChris Mosch2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Operation Dombrowski DropR.J. Anderson2015-08-06
BP Boston: Aimless in the OutfieldAlex Skillin2015-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Halt and Catch FrieriR.J. Anderson2015-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRelease Points: Where Have You Gone, Stephen Strasburg?Dan Rozenson2015-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Help Me, Rusney, Help, Help Me, RusneyR.J. Anderson2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Thwarted!Steven Jacobson2015-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Case Against Boston's OffenseMatthew Trueblood2015-05-12
Pitching Backward: Every Player In Its Right PlaceJeff Long2015-04-23
Every Team's Moneyball: Boston Red Sox: Hit First, Ask LaterBen Carsley2015-04-02
Every Team's Moneyball: Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden SnakesSam Miller2015-03-27
The Lineup Card: Nine Spring Training Job Battles to WatchBaseball Prospectus2015-02-26
Transaction Analysis: Yoan Moncada FitsBen Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: Starting PitchersWilson Karaman2015-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Dayan Viciedo's Home Runs Are the Least Wanted Home RunsDaniel Rathman2015-02-09
The Lineup Card: Eight Intriguing PECOTA ProjectionsBaseball Prospectus2015-01-23
Pebble Hunting: The Gospel According to BaseballSam Miller2015-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next WeekDaniel Rathman2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Sixty Percent of a Red Sox RotationAndrew Koo2014-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Fantasy AnglesMike Gianella2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Fantasy AnglesBen Carsley2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Fantasy AnglesJ.P. Breen2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Fantasy AnglesWilson Karaman2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Fantasy AnglesNick Shlain2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' DefenseNick Shlain2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' DefenseSam Miller2014-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They WantSam Miller2014-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They WantBen Carsley2014-11-25
The Lineup Card: Seven Executive of the Year CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2014-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Those Lucky Red SoxZachary Levine2014-10-31
Baseball Therapy: The Problem With ListsRussell A. Carleton2014-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 25, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Jumping ShipCraig Goldstein2014-09-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Jumping ShipBen Carsley2014-09-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 26Jeff Quinton2014-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 19, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 17, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 15, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 3, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueCraig Goldstein2014-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueBen Carsley2014-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 18Ben Carsley2014-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper InfieldBen Carsley2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper InfieldCJ Wittmann2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper InfieldDaniel Rathman2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper InfieldCraig Goldstein2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 24, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 24, 2014Chris Mosch2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'Daniel Rathman2014-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Alcantara Can StayDaniel Rathman2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chris Sale's RevengeChris Mosch2014-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12Bret Sayre2014-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12Mike Gianella2014-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: Corner OutfieldersAndrew Koo2014-06-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Expert League Assessment: First QuarterMike Gianella2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 4/14Daniel Rathman2014-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Play at the PlateDaniel Rathman2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason PreviewZachary Levine2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason PreviewAndrew Koo2014-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Santana Signing Soon?Daniel Rathman2014-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15Paul Sporer2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15BP Fantasy Staff2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield UpdatesDaniel Rathman2014-03-04
LABR Recap: Part One: AL-Only AuctionMike Gianella2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Rising Cost of PitchingMike Gianella2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 OutfieldersBret Sayre2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: OutfieldersCraig Goldstein2014-02-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: OutfieldersMike Gianella2014-02-18
Fantasy Freestyle: BP's Mixed LABR DraftBret Sayre2014-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Parsing the PECOTAsBen Lindbergh2014-02-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Boston Red SoxBen Carsley2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The AL East RearmsR.J. Anderson2013-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The AL East RearmsBen Lindbergh2013-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The AL East RearmsBen Carsley2013-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gentry LandedBen Lindbergh2013-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Gentry LandedNick J. Faleris2013-12-04
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Strongest (and Weakest) Roster Cores of 2013Jonathan Judge2013-11-26
Internet Baseball Awards: AL Top ManagerNick Bacarella2013-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your New Favorite PlayerSam Miller2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Boston's Fast Track to SuccessZachary Levine2013-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)Ben Lindbergh2013-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Preview: Red Sox at CardinalsMike Gianella2013-10-28
The Week in Quotes: October 21-27Andrew Koo2013-10-28
The Week in Quotes: October 21-27Satchel Price2013-10-28
The Week in Quotes: October 21-27Nick Bacarella2013-10-28
The Week in Quotes: October 21-27Chris Mosch2013-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Managerial Moves Edition)Ben Lindbergh2013-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Red Sox at CardinalsCraig Goldstein2013-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: How Long Home Runs HappenDoug Thorburn2013-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Red Sox Edition)Ben Lindbergh2013-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Red SoxBen Carsley2013-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Cardinals at Red SoxBret Sayre2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What To Talk About When the Red Sox Are HittingSam Miller2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red SoxR.J. Anderson2013-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Preview: Tigers at Red SoxBen Carsley2013-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Five Preview: Red Sox at TigersPaul Sporer2013-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at TigersCraig Goldstein2013-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at TigersBen Carsley2013-10-15
The Week in Quotes: October 7-13Nick Bacarella2013-10-14
The Week in Quotes: October 7-13Satchel Price2013-10-14
The Week in Quotes: October 7-13Chris Mosch2013-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 1, Red Sox 0Zachary Levine2013-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Preview: Tigers at Red SoxPaul Sporer2013-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Red SoxDaniel Rathman2013-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Preview: Red Sox at RaysBret Sayre2013-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: Red Sox at RaysBret Sayre2013-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Red Sox 12, Rays 2Zachary Levine2013-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays at Red SoxZachary Levine2013-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Latest Attempts to Beat the ShiftBen Lindbergh2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing ArgumentChris Mosch2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing ArgumentAndrew Koo2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Boston Gets Buchholz BackDaniel Rathman2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Night of the Long FliesDaniel Rathman2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-02
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
The Lineup Card: Ten of Our Personal All-StarsBaseball Prospectus2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-07
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23Ben Lindbergh2013-06-24
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 48: Identity ThievesJason Collette2013-06-13
BP Unfiltered: Productive and Unproductive Outs, TAv EditionColin Wyers2013-05-27
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25Ben Lindbergh2013-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Going the Wrong RayDaniel Rathman2013-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Did the Dodgers Make Suckers of the Red Sox?Matthew Kory2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Hot StartersDaniel Rathman2013-05-06
Out of Left Field: Boston UncommonMatthew Kory2013-04-23
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20Larry Granillo2013-04-21
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/19Ben Lindbergh2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Statistical Oddities of AprilSam Miller2013-04-17
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 10Larry Granillo2013-04-11
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 9Larry Granillo2013-04-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: American League, Week TwoPaul Singman2013-04-09
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 7Larry Granillo2013-04-08
The Lineup Card: 9 Bets on Vegas Over/Under OddsBaseball Prospectus2013-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Royal ReinforcementsDaniel Rathman2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Fishing for CarpDaniel Rathman2013-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Shorting the Red SoxMatthew Kory2013-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Average LoveJason Wojciechowski2013-01-25
Rumor Roundup: Friday, January 18Daniel Rathman2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Remaking the Red SoxJohn Perrotto2012-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Wednesday, December 5Daniel Rathman2012-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Boston Declares VictorinoR.J. Anderson2012-12-05
Overthinking It: The 50-Run ReceiverBen Lindbergh2012-11-13
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for October 1Larry Granillo2012-10-02
BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch-Hit for Jose Iglesias?Ben Lindbergh2012-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Tween TownMatthew Kory2012-08-02
The Lineup Card: Nine All-Star SnubsBaseball Prospectus2012-07-05
Out of Left Field: Williams, Yastrzemski, Nava Matthew Kory2012-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tampa Suffers Another Rotation MaladyR.J. Anderson2012-06-20
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 7: They're Talking About Sandwiches?Jason Collette2012-06-09
The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in MayBaseball Prospectus2012-05-31
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 25Larry Granillo2012-05-26
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 14Larry Granillo2012-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Flipping Quad-A PlayersAdam Sobsey2012-04-04
Wezen-Ball: A Solo ShotLarry Granillo2011-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Reds Plot a RepeatJohn Perrotto2011-03-14
Spitballing: Welcome to The ShowJeremy Greenhouse2011-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Boston Red SoxJay Jaffe2010-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: Red Sox, Angels, DodgersKevin Goldstein2010-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Can the Red Sox Make the Playoffs?Marc Normandin2010-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL HereChristina Kahrl2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Drama Division DramaChristina Kahrl2010-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of June 27John Perrotto2010-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Saturday SchmorgasboardMarc Normandin2010-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fiddling While the Toast BurnsChristina Kahrl2010-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: The Good, the Bad and the UglyJay Jaffe2010-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?Steven Goldman2010-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL QuadrilleChristina Kahrl2010-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Monday UpdateWill Carroll2010-06-14
The Week in Quotes: June 7-13Alex Carnevale2010-06-14
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail of June 13John Perrotto2010-06-13
One-Hoppers: Daniel Nava: Cinderella Comes to BostonDavid Laurila2010-06-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm roughly as real as Daniel Nava was, right?
(Brock from Boston)
Oh, Brock... /swoons. Brock Holt the jack of everything, master of nothing for the Red Sox is hitting .341/.381/.472. I'm buying Nava more than Holt though. Nava hits right handed pitching well. I still believe that even though he's gotten off to a rough start. Getting shipped back and forth to Triple-A hasn't helped while Holt, because he's an infielder (or, today, maybe an outfielder) who could fill in for Will Middlebrooks got regular playing time. Holt has some skills, versatility, some pitch recognition, and also versatility, but he's got no power at all. He's not a starter, but he's a heck of a fill-in. One of the only guys in Boston hitting right now. (Matthew Kory)
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)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Over/Under .370 OBP for Daniel Nava this year.
(Matt from The Internet)
Over. The man was made to get on base. (Ben Carsley)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)in the Twilight Zone where the nation and the universe come together how about a trade Peavy and 4m for Gardner
(mlee730 from Boston)
You mean if the Red Sox and Yankees decide to hug it out the way the mail carrier and the dog did at the end of The Naked Gun?

Brett Gardner is probably an upgrade on Daniel Nava because of the former's defense, but not a huge upgrade and not enough for Boston to trade an asset like Jake Peavy. Even if the Red Sox thought that Felix Doubront or Brandon Workman could slot into the rotation, starting pitching depth is always at a premium. The deal would be great for the Yankees, but I think Peavy could bring back more in trade for Boston. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are we going to see J.Bradley to start the 2013 season? Odds I assume are lessening of that happened with the recent positive report on Papi. Even if it's 2014, do you view Bradley as an adequate replacement for Ellsbury?
(Sid from Bo Sox Nation)
I do think that Bradley will be an adequate replacement for Ellsbury when his contract expires, but I wouldn't promote him on Opening Day. The Red Sox don't need him immediately, and Daniel Nava is good enough to handle a part-time outfield role if they choose to go in that direction. Bradley's defensive skills would be wasted in Fenway's left field, though, as you said, this is tied to David Ortiz's health. (Daniel Rathman)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC