Biographical

Portrait of Jon Gaston

Jon Gaston LF

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date10-13-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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

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 TCV A- 62 236 .218 .250 .325 .365 .259 .271 102 -10.8 6.8 -2.7 4.5 -0.1 -6.3 -0.2 -6.3 -0.2
2009 LNC A+ 139 607 .313 .275 .350 .429 .274 .342 116 34 17.5 -5.8 -9.2 2.2 47.2 3.9 47.2 3.9
2010 CCH AA 132 520 .268 .258 .333 .379 .258 .290 96 4.4 14.9 -3.6 8.2 1.0 22.8 3.2 22.8 3.2
2011 CCH AA 114 446 .218 .264 .331 .403 .253 .301 107 -20.8 13.1 -4.1 -1.3 -0.3 -10.4 -1.2 -10.4 -1.2
2012 BIR AA 17 57 .253 .250 .328 .376 .259 .286 97 -0.4 1.6 -0.4 0.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 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 TCV A- 236 18 40 11 1 2 25 25 65 0 2 .193 .292 .285 .092 .218 -6.3 4.5 -0.2
2009 LNC A+ 607 119 144 31 15 35 100 71 164 14 4 .278 .374 .598 .320 .313 47.2 -9.2 3.9
2010 CCH AA 520 64 113 16 8 13 51 47 105 13 5 .245 .322 .399 .154 .268 22.8 8.2 3.2
2011 CCH AA 446 39 98 20 5 7 43 27 107 14 1 .236 .287 .359 .123 .218 -10.4 -1.3 -1.2
2012 BIR AA 57 5 10 2 0 2 5 6 20 2 0 .204 .298 .367 .163 .253 -0.6 0.6 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Gaston's numbers came back to Earth last season following a year in which he led the minor leagues in home runs at Lancaster, the most generous hitting environment in professional baseball. What was left once the park effects were taken away was not good, certainly not enough to carry a key offensive position in the big leagues, and that's what Gaston will have to do to have a career, because his range is comparable to Tom Waits with a bad cold. Thus he's bound for first base without the ability to hit like a first baseman. In short, he's doomed.
2010 Gaston put up some huge numbers at Lancaster—whoever the JetHawks are affiliated with, this becomes a bit of a chapter-wide theme—and while he gets mixed reviews from scouts and wasn't exactly young for High-A ball, there was more substance to his line than, say, Clemens'. He led the Cal League in home runs and extra-base hits, while throwing in a twelve percent walk rate. He strikes out way too much, in about 27% of his PAs, which could hurt him as he moves into the high minors, and there are plenty of baseball people who are reserving judgment until they see him hit at Double-A. For a seventh-round pick who was terrible in his pro debut, 2009 was certainly a nice surprise, but 2010 will be a much greater test.

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This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The 2012 All-Fringe-Prospect TeamBen Lindbergh2012-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-21


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