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Gift Ngoepe SSPirates

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date1-18-1990
Height5' 8"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 10 days
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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

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
2009 PIR Rk 47 193 .246 .241 .327 .350 .000 .322 94 -2.7 5.2 0.4 1.9 -0.5 2.4 0.4 2.4 0.4
2010 SCO A- 64 277 .254 .248 .324 .359 .000 .275 97 -1.6 7.8 1.9 5.1 -2.2 5.9 1.1 5.9 1.1
2010 BRD A+ 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WVA A 25 93 .310 .257 .326 .379 .000 .348 101 5 2.7 0.6 -1.8 1.2 9.5 0.8 9.5 0.8
2011 PIR Rk 2 7 .237 .256 .321 .427 .000 .200 112 -0.2 0.2 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2012 BRD A+ 124 538 .232 .254 .324 .369 .000 .304 111 -16.4 16.1 6.9 8.3 1.3 7.8 1.6 7.8 1.6
2012 RSA int 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SCO Wnt 16 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BRD A+ 28 123 .304 .252 .321 .355 .000 .459 98 5.9 3.6 1.7 3.0 2.2 13.3 1.6 13.3 1.6
2013 ALT AA 72 259 .235 .259 .331 .395 .000 .261 95 -6.5 7.0 3.2 -1.4 0.5 4.2 0.3 4.2 0.3
2014 ALT AA 131 499 .250 .260 .325 .394 .000 .322 101 -5.1 13.7 1.5 -2.7 0.2 10.3 0.8 10.3 0.8
2015 ALT AA 71 280 .258 .256 .314 .375 .000 .345 101 -0.6 7.5 3.5 2.6 -1.1 9.3 1.3 9.3 1.3
2015 IND AAA 21 71 .250 .261 .323 .396 .000 .326 101 -0.8 2.0 0.7 -1.5 0.5 2.4 0.1 2.4 0.1
2016 IND AAA 101 370 .228 .254 .318 .381 .254 .325 100 -12.6 10.3 4.6 5.7 0.7 3.0 0.9 3.0 0.9
2016 RSA int 4 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .077 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2009 PIR Rk 193 24 38 4 0 1 9 21 52 13 9 .237 .326 .281 .044 .246 2.4 1.9 0.4
2010 SCO A- 277 30 47 13 5 1 20 36 68 11 7 .205 .310 .319 .114 .254 5.9 5.1 1.1
2010 BRD A+ 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WVA A 93 14 26 5 1 2 5 7 14 3 3 .306 .359 .459 .153 .310 9.5 -1.8 0.8
2011 PIR Rk 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .237 0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 RSA int 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 .111 .467 .222 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BRD A+ 538 66 106 11 5 9 36 63 131 22 14 .233 .330 .338 .105 .232 7.8 8.3 1.6
2012 SCO Wnt 55 8 12 2 1 1 5 7 15 2 1 .261 .370 .413 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BRD A+ 123 17 28 7 3 0 6 21 35 7 1 .292 .424 .427 .135 .304 13.3 3.0 1.6
2013 ALT AA 259 29 39 10 2 3 16 28 82 10 3 .177 .278 .282 .105 .235 4.2 -1.4 0.3
2014 ALT AA 499 58 104 17 9 9 52 51 135 13 8 .238 .319 .380 .142 .250 10.3 -2.7 0.8
2015 ALT AA 280 31 64 12 2 3 25 24 66 3 6 .260 .338 .362 .102 .258 9.3 2.6 1.3
2015 IND AAA 71 5 15 4 0 0 1 6 15 1 2 .246 .313 .311 .066 .250 2.4 -1.5 0.1
2016 IND AAA 370 39 70 20 1 7 26 30 130 5 1 .212 .283 .342 .130 .228 3.0 5.7 0.9
2016 RSA int 19 2 2 0 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 .125 .263 .312 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

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
2011-05-21 2011-09-06 Minors 108 98 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
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Details
  • 2016. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/15.
  • Signed by Pittsburgh 9/29/08 as a free agent from South Africa.

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BP Articles

Gift Ngoepe is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 31Jeff Moore2013-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 24Jeff Moore2013-10-25
Minor League Update: Games of October 30Bradley Ankrom2012-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 11Bradley Ankrom2012-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Opening Day NotebookKevin Goldstein2012-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May12Kevin Goldstein2011-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: 10 International Prospects to WatchKevin Goldstein2011-01-17
Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010David Laurila2010-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Gift NgoepeDavid Laurila2010-08-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)How long until baseball expands again? Where will it be? Is there enough interest in Europe?
(Ian from NYC)
I doubt it expands for a while, I doubt owners want to cut more into their revenue pie, plus pay more in revenue sharing.

Logistically you couldn't do Europe but it is interesting. The game is growing over there and they have sent players from countries you wouldn't expect are in the US playing! For example:
The Twins have a player from Moldova- RHP Vadim Balan
The Yankees have a player from Poland- LHP Artur Strzalka
The Reds had a former player from Slovakia- LHP Jakub Izold
The Pirates have players from Lithuania (RHP Dovydas Neverauskas), India (LHP Rinku Singh, RHP Dinesh Patel), South Africa (SS Gift Ngoepe)

Plus there have been players from Germany (Donald Lutz), Italy (Alex Liddi) and other places to have major leaguers. It's exciting to see the game grow world-wide. (Steve Givarz)


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