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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .247 7 25 30 0 .261 0.2
Birth Date12-31-1986
Height6' 8"
Weight250 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.12013
0.12014
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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
2013 OAK 26 80 208 190 10 52 8 1 4 74 14 31 2 2 0 24 0 0 .274 .327 .389 .262 -0.3 0.9 0.1
2014 OAK 27 36 93 87 12 19 5 0 5 39 5 23 1 0 0 15 0 0 .218 .269 .448 .255 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
Career1163012772271131911319543203900.256.309.408.260-0.90.7-0.0

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
2009 EUG A- 72 324 .313 .263 .346 .380 .271 .332 97 17.8 9.2 -5.9 0.3 -2.7 18.1 1.9 18.1 1.9
2010 FTW A 136 594 .283 .257 .333 .385 .258 .357 111 14.9 17.8 -11.4 3.8 -2.1 20.0 2.4 20.0 2.4
2011 LEL A+ 138 618 .292 .279 .350 .437 .275 .308 101 22.2 18.5 -11.9 -1.0 -3.0 24.9 2.4 24.9 2.4
2012 SAN AA 137 581 .319 .255 .324 .385 .262 .324 94 35.3 16.0 -10.2 -4.3 -7.9 31.7 2.9 31.7 2.9
2012 ISR int 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PER Wnt 21 92 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OAK MLB 80 208 .262 .261 .324 .413 .272 .306 93 0.3 5.5 -3.2 0.9 -2.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1
2014 OAK MLB 36 93 .255 .255 .312 .388 .261 .237 96 -0.5 2.4 -1.5 -0.2 -1.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 BLT A 2 9 .465 .280 .334 .403 .274 .750 103 2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2014 SAC AAA 80 364 .313 .285 .351 .452 .275 .319 89 21.8 10.9 -7 0.1 -3.9 20.8 2.1 20.8 2.1

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
2009 EUG A- 324 36 85 22 0 11 68 30 55 2 0 .294 .366 .484 .190 .313 18.1 0.3 1.9
2010 FTW A 594 83 154 43 0 14 84 58 117 0 0 .294 .372 .457 .163 .283 20.0 3.8 2.4
2011 LEL A+ 618 81 158 35 4 22 111 50 93 6 1 .288 .354 .487 .199 .292 24.9 -1.0 2.4
2012 ISR int 15 5 5 0 0 4 7 2 1 0 0 .417 .533 1.417 1.000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PER Wnt 92 13 21 5 0 1 14 9 12 0 0 .266 .359 .367 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SAN AA 581 80 154 31 1 24 105 49 95 0 2 .298 .370 .502 .203 .319 31.7 -4.3 2.9
2013 OAK MLB 208 10 52 8 1 4 24 14 31 0 0 .274 .327 .389 .116 .262 -0.3 0.9 0.1
2014 SAC AAA 364 48 88 22 1 15 74 40 73 0 0 .284 .371 .506 .223 .313 20.8 0.1 2.1
2014 BLT A 9 2 4 2 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 .444 .444 1.000 .556 .465 1.9 0.3 0.2
2014 OAK MLB 93 12 19 5 0 5 15 5 23 0 0 .218 .269 .448 .230 .255 -0.6 -0.2 -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
2013 772 0.4676 0.4482 0.8121 0.6260 0.2920 0.9115 0.6250 0.1879
2014 342 0.4649 0.4503 0.7143 0.6478 0.2787 0.8350 0.4706 0.2857
Career11140.46680.44880.78210.63270.28790.8880.57760.2179

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-17 2013-09-28 DTD 11 10 - Abdomen Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $
2013 OAK $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
1 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Selected by Houston from San Diego in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12. Signed by Houston 3/13. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Houston 3/23/13.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2009 (8-234) (Duke). $40,000 signing bonus.

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 439 53 117 23 1 16 61 34 75 0 0 .297 .359 .484 .310 24.7 1B 0 2.7
80o 416 48 107 21 1 15 56 31 73 0 0 .281 .342 .459 .295 17.6 1B 0 1.9
70o 400 45 98 19 1 13 52 29 72 0 0 .271 .330 .441 .285 12.9 1B 0 1.4
60o 386 42 92 18 1 13 49 27 70 0 0 .261 .319 .426 .276 9.2 1B 0 1.0
50o 373 39 87 17 1 12 46 25 69 0 0 .253 .310 .412 .267 5.9 1B 0 0.6
40o 360 37 81 16 1 11 43 24 67 0 0 .244 .300 .398 .259 2.8 1B 0 0.3
30o 346 34 75 15 1 10 41 22 66 0 0 .235 .290 .383 .250 -0.3 1B 0 -0.1
20o 330 31 68 13 1 9 37 20 64 0 0 .225 .278 .365 .240 -3.6 1B 0 -0.4
10o 307 27 60 12 1 8 33 17 61 0 0 .210 .261 .342 .225 -7.6 1B 0 -0.8
Weighted Mean37940881711248266900.257.314.418.2717.41B 00.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 13% 7% 16% 28%

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
201528250295411083015490.237.288.397.2490.22.1-1.2-3.512.0-5.2-0.4
201629301356613193421550.239.299.386.2510.33.7-1.4-4.314.9-5.6-0.5
201730616721362711870411140.241.299.389.251-0.3-1.9-2.9-8.814.9-5.2-1.0
201831608701302511869411130.235.293.383.246-0.6-4.7-2.9-8.714.9-8.1-1.0
201932633721362611870421180.236.293.379.246-0.7-5.7-3.0-9.014.9-8.6-1.1
202033621711322511869431180.234.293.377.245-0.7-5.6-2.9-8.914.9-8.8-1.0
202134607721402621871391100.253.307.406.2590.23.0-2.9-8.714.9-0.4-1.0
202235612681282311665411180.230.290.364.240-1.0-8.6-2.9-8.714.9-11.9-1.0
202336637731412721771431170.244.302.388.252-0.3-1.9-3.0-9.114.9-4.8-1.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.22.10.10.50.1out of baseball3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 86 Jordan Brown 2011 .000 DNP
2 85 Chris Carter 2010 .265
3 85 Brad Nelson 2010 .000 DNP
4 85 Justin Huber 2010 .000 DNP
5 84 Tommy Everidge 2010 .000 DNP
6 84 Brett Pill 2012 .219
7 83 Steve Pearce 2010 .322
8 83 Nick Evans 2013 .000 DNP
9 83 Matt McBride 2012 .164
10 83 Chad Tracy 2013 .000 DNP
11 83 James Van Ostrand 2012 .000 DNP
12 82 Johan Limonta 2011 .000 DNP
13 82 Luke Murton 2013 .000 DNP
14 81 Wes Bankston 2011 .000 DNP
15 81 Rebel Ridling 2013 .000 DNP
16 81 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2009 .000 DNP
17 81 Michael Aubrey 2009 .277
18 81 Micah Hoffpauir 2007 .000 DNP
19 81 Mat Gamel 2013 .000 DNP
20 80 Ole Sheldon 2010 .000 DNP
21 80 Scott Beerer 2010 .000 DNP
22 80 Jeff Clement 2011 .000 DNP
23 80 Chris Lubanski 2012 .000 DNP
24 80 Travis Denker 2013 .000 DNP
25 80 Marvin Lowrance 2012 .000 DNP
26 80 Casey Rogowski 2008 .000 DNP
27 80 Larry Broadway 2008 .000 DNP
28 80 Garrett Jones 2008 .000 DNP
29 79 Joe Mather 2010 .179
30 79 Brian Dopirak 2011 .000 DNP
31 79 Matt Hague 2013 .000 DNP
32 79 Brian Van Kirk 2013 .000 DNP
33 79 David Winfree 2013 .000 DNP
34 78 Clint Robinson 2012 -.009
35 78 Jeremy Slayden 2010 .000 DNP
36 78 Juan Miranda 2010 .235
37 78 Ryan Finan 2009 .000 DNP
38 78 Javier Brito 2010 .000 DNP
39 78 Matthew Brown 2010 .000 DNP
40 78 Josh Kroeger 2010 .000 DNP
41 78 J.T. Wise 2013 .000 DNP
42 78 Jason Delaney 2010 .000 DNP
43 78 Paul McAnulty 2008 .268
44 77 Matt Rizzotti 2013 .000 DNP
45 77 Brandon Jones 2011 .000 DNP
46 77 Seth Loman 2013 .000 DNP
47 77 Lou Montanez 2009 .200
48 77 James D'Antona 2009 .000 DNP
49 77 Gabriel Martinez 2010 .000 DNP
50 77 Bryan LaHair 2010 .000 DNP
51 77 Kyle Phillips 2011 .201
52 77 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
53 77 Matt Carpenter 2013 .312
54 77 Kevin West 2007 .000 DNP
55 77 Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2011 .000 DNP
56 77 Adam Rosales 2010 .270
57 77 Erik Lis 2011 .000 DNP
58 77 Wes Hodges 2012 .000 DNP
59 76 Mike Carp 2013 .322
60 76 Jake Fox 2010 .227
61 76 Russell Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
62 76 Scott Moore 2011 .000 DNP
63 76 Jordan Lennerton 2013 .000 DNP
64 76 Matt Mangini 2013 .000 DNP
65 76 Josh Donaldson 2013 .326
66 76 Jamie Romak 2013 .000 DNP
67 76 Scott Savastano 2013 .000 DNP
68 76 Brock Peterson 2011 .000 DNP
69 76 Jim Murphy 2013 .000 DNP
70 76 Jeff Fiorentino 2010 .000 DNP
71 76 Jared Goedert 2012 .000 DNP
72 76 Gaby Sanchez 2011 .290
73 75 Brian Buscher 2008 .269
74 75 Ryan Strieby 2013 .000 DNP
75 75 Brennan King 2008 .000 DNP
76 75 Adam Witter 2010 .000 DNP
77 75 Fred Lewis 2008 .277
78 75 Blake Lalli 2010 .000 DNP
79 75 Mike Baxter 2012 .286
80 75 Travis Ishikawa 2011 .000 DNP
81 75 Alejandro De Aza 2011 .340
82 75 Chad Santos 2008 .000 DNP
83 75 Cody Overbeck 2013 .000 DNP
84 75 Michael Taylor 2013 .058
85 75 Delwyn Young 2009 .239
86 75 Danny Richar 2010 .000 DNP
87 75 Kory Casto 2009 .000 DNP
88 75 Jeff Larish 2010 .199
89 75 Roberto Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
90 75 Matt Craig 2008 .000 DNP
91 75 Casey McGehee 2010 .290
92 75 Daniel Ortmeier 2008 .219
93 75 Nate Gold 2007 .000 DNP
94 75 Mike Paulk 2011 .000 DNP
95 75 Freddy Sandoval 2010 .000 DNP
96 75 Greg Rohan 2013 .000 DNP
97 75 Robbie Widlansky 2012 .000 DNP
98 75 Jesus Guzman 2011 .320
99 75 Daniel Dorn 2012 .000 DNP
100 75 Jeff Baker 2008 .254

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .304 .352 .453 .288
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .239 .167 .149
18 Split (Multi) -.137 -.113 -.286 -.139
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .304 .352 .453 .288
31 vs R (2013) .167 .239 .167 .149
38 Split (2013) -.137 -.113 -.286 -.139
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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 Nate Freiman, the Padres' eighth-round pick in 2009 out of Duke and a Rule 5 pick for Houston, is an enormous human being who can hit the ball a long way but has trouble with good fastballs.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-09-30
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: FAAB in Review: Asking the Non-ExpertsMike Gianella2014-07-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30Daniel Rathman2014-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week EightMike Gianella2014-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week EightBret Sayre2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy's BlanksR.J. Anderson2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Your Five Favorite Players of 2014Sam Miller2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The New Adventures of FreemanR.J. Anderson2014-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenBen Murphy2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenIan Lefkowitz2014-01-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: First BasemenJared Weiss2014-01-24
The Lineup Card: Twelve Non-MLB Athletes We'd Like to See Playing BaseballBaseball Prospectus2014-01-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mixed-League Hitter ValuationMike Gianella2013-12-10
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/3Ben Lindbergh2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Grande FinaleR.J. Anderson2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Trade for Vernon WellsSam Miller2013-03-25
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