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Cord Phelps 2BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 126 .155 .216 .241 .172 -1.1
Birth Date1-23-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 28 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.12012
-0.32013
-0.12014
2015
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
2011 CLE 24 35 80 71 10 11 2 1 1 18 8 17 0 0 1 6 1 0 .155 .241 .254 .189 -2.9 -2.0 -0.5
2012 CLE 25 14 34 33 2 7 0 0 1 10 1 10 0 0 0 5 0 0 .212 .235 .303 .204 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1
2013 CLE 26 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.017 -2.2 -0.3 -0.3
2014 BAL 27 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.104 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
Career561261161218212289290011110.155.216.241.172-7.1-2.7-1.1

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.
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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 MHV A- 35 157 .295 .257 .331 .361 .000 .359 107 6.1 4.6 -0.9 -5.5 1.1 10.9 0.5 10.9 0.5
2008 IDN Rk 1 4 .114 .394 .448 .623 .000 .000 109 -0.7 0.1 0 0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2009 KIN A+ 130 582 .279 .258 .331 .384 .000 .318 99 11.6 16.8 -1.6 0.7 -0.9 25.8 2.7 25.8 2.7
2010 AKR AA 53 218 .264 .260 .335 .399 .000 .337 105 0.9 6.3 -0.4 -5.8 -1.1 5.7 -0.0 5.7 -0.0
2010 COH AAA 66 273 .301 .268 .333 .413 .000 .357 108 14.5 9.5 -0.9 -3.4 -3.0 20.1 1.6 20.1 1.6
2011 CLE MLB 35 80 .189 .251 .315 .390 .000 .189 102 -5.6 2.2 -0.2 -2.0 0.7 -2.9 -0.5 -2.9 -0.5
2011 COH AAA 97 434 .278 .259 .328 .398 .000 .348 107 9.4 13.5 1.2 -5.1 -3.4 20.6 1.5 20.6 1.5
2012 CLE MLB 14 34 .204 .260 .331 .409 .000 .273 102 -1.9 0.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 COH AAA 135 582 .270 .255 .327 .387 .000 .311 110 6.7 17.3 -0.9 -12.7 -2.0 21.1 0.8 21.1 0.8
2013 CLE MLB 4 9 -.017 .262 .332 .436 .000 .000 96 -2.4 0.2 0 -0.3 0.0 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2013 COH AAA 65 287 .271 .255 .329 .385 .000 .295 102 3.4 8.2 -1.8 -1.7 0.3 10.2 0.9 10.2 0.9
2014 BAL MLB 3 3 -.104 .226 .283 .326 .000 .000 100 -1 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 NOR AAA 99 403 .256 .263 .333 .392 .000 .294 103 -2 12.0 -0.6 -10.9 1.8 11.2 0.0 11.2 -0.3
2015 LEH AAA 119 458 .228 .255 .319 .362 .000 .278 98 -15.3 12.7 0.5 -12.4 -3.5 -5.5 -1.8 -5.5 -1.8

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
2008 IDN Rk 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .114 -0.6 0.2 -0.0
2008 MHV A- 157 24 44 10 2 2 21 15 22 4 3 .312 .378 .454 .142 .295 10.9 -5.5 0.5
2009 KIN A+ 582 72 125 27 5 4 53 93 97 17 14 .261 .386 .363 .102 .279 25.8 0.7 2.7
2010 AKR AA 218 25 59 8 3 2 23 15 29 1 4 .296 .347 .397 .101 .264 5.7 -5.8 -0.0
2010 COH AAA 273 41 77 20 4 6 31 24 39 3 2 .317 .386 .506 .189 .301 20.1 -3.4 1.6
2011 COH AAA 434 51 111 25 4 14 63 51 89 3 6 .294 .376 .492 .198 .278 20.6 -5.1 1.5
2011 CLE MLB 80 10 11 2 1 1 6 8 17 1 0 .155 .241 .254 .099 .189 -2.9 -2.0 -0.5
2012 COH AAA 582 82 139 34 3 16 62 71 94 9 4 .276 .368 .451 .175 .270 21.1 -12.7 0.8
2012 CLE MLB 34 2 7 0 0 1 5 1 10 0 0 .212 .235 .303 .091 .204 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.017 -2.2 -0.3 -0.3
2013 COH AAA 287 29 68 16 1 9 46 27 49 4 3 .267 .333 .443 .176 .271 10.2 -1.7 0.9
2014 NOR AAA 403 61 89 13 5 7 51 52 60 2 5 .259 .361 .388 .128 .256 11.2 -10.9 -0.3
2014 BAL MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.104 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2015 LEH AAA 458 43 91 11 2 3 34 54 81 5 3 .229 .319 .290 .060 .228 -5.5 -12.4 -1.8

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
2011 278 0.5216 0.4388 0.7541 0.5517 0.3158 0.8875 0.5000 0.2459 136 -0.004220
2012 147 0.5170 0.5034 0.7973 0.6711 0.3239 0.8431 0.6957 0.2027 57 0.002239
2013 37 0.5135 0.4595 0.8235 0.5263 0.3889 1.0000 0.5714 0.1765 16 -0.001706
2014 10 0.6000 0.3000 1.0000 0.5000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 7 -0.000113
Career4720.52120.45760.77820.58580.31740.88490.5560.221899.2564-0.0019

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
2013-08-28 2013-10-03 60-DL 36 31 Right Wrist Inflammation - -
2010-08-31 2010-08-31 Minors 0 0 Wrist Soreness Bothered for Several Weeks -
2008-06-01 - Coll - - Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 CLE $
2012 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 153 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/25/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Baltimore 8/13/14. DFA by Baltimore 8/24/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 11/25/13 after being DFA by Cleveland 11/20/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 12/10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 6/8/11.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (3-107) (Stanford) $0.327M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20152.61.74.8out of baseball0out of baseball9.1

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Opportunities have been scarce for Phelps, stuck behind Jason Kipnis without the arm to play regularly on the left side of the infield. He's got a career .838 OPS in 1,576 Triple-A plate appearances, and it's very likely he'd be an above-average offensive second baseman given a chance, but then they never called Cleveland the Land of Opportunity. They never called Baltimore that, either—the Orioles claimed him, then outrighted him to Triple-A two weeks later. Did they ever call Norfolk the Land of Opportunity?
2013 He beat Kipnis to the majors by a couple of weeks, but unfortunately you can't call dibs for being first. Kipnis has taken firm hold of the second-base job while Phelps was left behind and spent the entire year in Triple-A—save a September cup of coffee, during which he did not impress. He has dabbled with third base and been successful, so perhaps his best bet is to become the short end of the platoon with Chisenhall and mash lefties every couple of days. As a switch-hitter, he has hit better against righties in the minors, yet held his own against lefties, with power being the only difference. Phelps has enough talent to be a big leaguer, but not a regular on a team looking to contend.
2012 While Phelps was the first to the majors among Cleveland's infield prospect trio (alongside Kipnis and Chisenhall) last season, he's definitely the runt of the litter, projecting as a fringe starter who gets by on hard work, hustle, and instincts rather than outstanding tools. He struggled in his time with the big boys and has poor speed for an infielder, but he does project to hit for a solid average with more gap than home run power. He'll play at least average defense at either second or third.
2011 Selected in the third round of the 2008 draft as one of those polished college types with a low ceiling but some certainty, Phelps became surprisingly uncertain after an uninspiring 2009 season but put it all together last year, splitting time between Double- and Triple-A and producing at both levels. A line-drive hitter with doubles power and a decent eye, Phelps's lack of pop and athleticism will keep him from being a star, and the team put even more pressure on his bat by having him move from second base to the hot corner in the Arizona Fall League. He's an upgrade at either position on the big-league incumbents, but not an irreplaceable option himself.
2010 A third-rounder out of Stanford in 2008, Phelps led the Carolina League in walks (the second-place finisher had just 74) and finished second in on-base percentage. He was quite polished in the field, only making four errors in 561 chances for a .993 fielding percentage. In other words, he's one of those classic non-toolsy, good-fundamentals types who doesn't offer much in the way of upside. Double-A will be huge test for him, but even if he passes it, it's hard to see much of a future for him due to his inability to play on the left side.
2009 A second baseman drafted in the third round out of Stanford, Cord Phelps led the Cardinal in OBP and walks last season, an approach he brought with him to the pros. He could move up quickly.

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Every Team's Moneyball: Baltimore Orioles: UnearthJeff Long2015-03-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Second Base ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-01-20
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJordan Shusterman2014-06-09
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJake Mintz2014-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Baltimore OriolesPaul Sporer2013-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Jones (a Pirate) Walks the Plank (a Metaphor)R.J. Anderson2013-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Jones (a Pirate) Walks the Plank (a Metaphor)Bret Sayre2013-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bonder the Next OneR.J. Anderson2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Reluctant Optimism of SpringGeoff Young2013-03-27
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 22Larry Granillo2012-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 12/09/11Michael Street2011-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansSteven Goldman2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansESPN Insider2011-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Cleveland IndiansKevin Goldstein2011-09-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/7/11Michael Jong2011-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 8Kevin Goldstein2011-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospecting for Trade ChipsKevin Goldstein2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part IIJay Jaffe2011-07-18
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1R.J. Anderson2011-07-12
Transaction Analysis: Tribal InitiationBen Lindbergh2011-06-28
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 19Larry Granillo2011-06-20
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/1John Perrotto2011-06-01
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 11Kevin Goldstein2011-05-12


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