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Portrait of Keon Broxton

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .206 4 23 22 5 .213 -0.7
Birth Date5-7-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.72014
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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

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 MSO Rk 72 297 .273 .275 .349 .410 .277 .329 107 4.3 9.1 0.5 -4.9 -0.0 11.9 0.7 11.9 0.7
2010 SBN A 133 603 .241 .257 .333 .382 .257 .324 106 -12.3 17.7 1.5 -0.3 -1.7 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2011 SBN A 20 85 .248 .254 .319 .379 .262 .375 95 -1.1 2.5 0.2 0.3 -1.4 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 VIS A+ 110 483 .259 .274 .343 .425 .273 .360 99 -0.4 14.5 0.2 -0.9 2.8 16.5 1.5 16.5 1.5
2012 VIS A+ 130 536 .274 .273 .339 .424 .279 .332 99 8.4 16.0 0.3 -2.4 2.5 27.5 2.5 27.5 2.5
2013 MOB AA 101 372 .239 .247 .317 .367 .257 .325 98 -7.9 10.1 -1.2 -2.8 1.8 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.1
2014 ALT AA 127 471 .303 .258 .324 .392 .260 .357 98 20.6 13.0 -0.2 10.2 4.4 37.4 5.1 37.4 5.1

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 MSO Rk 297 38 67 11 9 11 37 19 93 6 1 .246 .301 .474 .228 .273 11.9 -4.9 0.7
2010 SBN A 603 74 121 17 19 5 32 65 172 21 13 .228 .313 .360 .132 .241 2.4 -0.3 0.2
2011 VIS A+ 483 69 102 14 5 7 44 62 142 27 8 .251 .349 .362 .111 .259 16.5 -0.9 1.5
2011 SBN A 85 8 18 0 2 0 1 7 30 6 4 .231 .294 .282 .051 .248 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
2012 VIS A+ 536 84 131 24 1 19 62 40 136 21 8 .267 .326 .437 .169 .274 27.5 -2.4 2.5
2013 MOB AA 372 40 77 13 3 8 41 30 116 5 1 .231 .296 .359 .129 .239 3.7 -2.8 0.1
2014 ALT AA 471 67 112 22 9 15 52 59 122 25 6 .275 .369 .484 .209 .303 37.4 10.2 5.1

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-02-05 2013-02-21 Camp 16 0 Right Hand Surgery Fracture 2013-02-19 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Arizona (minor-league contract). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Arizona 3/27/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Arizona 11/19/12. Re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/4/13.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2009 (3-95) (Santa Fe CC, Fla.). $0.358M 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 513 59 119 21 3 12 54 38 150 13 5 .256 .310 .395 .256 11.2 CF -1, RF -2 0.8
80o 491 54 108 19 3 11 49 35 148 12 4 .241 .293 .372 .242 4.2 CF -1, RF -2 0.1
70o 476 50 101 18 3 10 46 32 145 11 4 .231 .281 .355 .232 -0.5 CF -1, RF -2 -0.4
60o 462 47 94 17 2 10 43 30 143 10 4 .222 .271 .341 .224 -4.2 CF -1, RF -2 -0.8
50o 450 45 87 15 2 9 41 28 142 10 3 .213 .261 .328 .216 -7.6 CF -1, RF -2 -1.2
40o 438 42 83 15 2 9 38 27 139 9 3 .205 .252 .315 .208 -10.7 CF -1, RF -2 -1.5
30o 424 39 76 13 2 8 36 25 137 8 3 .196 .241 .301 .199 -13.8 CF -1, RF -2 -1.9
20o 409 36 70 12 2 7 33 23 134 8 3 .186 .229 .285 .189 -17.2 CF -1, RF -2 -2.2
10o 387 32 62 11 2 6 30 20 130 7 2 .171 .213 .263 .176 -21.5 CF -1, RF -2 -2.6
Weighted Mean456469016294229142103.217.266.334.220-6.0CF -1, RF -2-1.0

Diagnostics

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

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
20152525025508252416806.216.267.333.222-0.9-6.80.40.214.9-22.4-1.9
20162625727528252519816.221.278.338.229-0.6-3.30.40.114.9-18.7-1.9
2017276046111918412574318714.215.270.327.222-1.2-6.90.80.114.9-22.7-4.6
2018286186412420414614319513.220.274.343.228-0.9-3.80.6-0.114.9-19.2-4.7
2019296387113322416675118113.231.293.365.242-0.04.40.2-0.314.9-10.5-4.8
2020306156712621315634917312.226.289.355.238-0.41.4-0.1-0.414.9-13.0-4.6
2021316006612221314614916511.224.288.351.237-0.50.2-0.3-0.614.9-13.9-4.5
2022326367113323316675216711.230.294.363.242-0.22.9-0.7-0.814.9-10.5-4.8
202333621691282121665481649.227.288.358.238-0.50.2-0.8-1.014.9-13.0-4.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball6.44.30.71.22.312.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Chad Stang 2013 .000 DNP
2 91 Dustin Martin 2008 .000 DNP
3 90 Lino Garcia 2008 .000 DNP
4 89 Drew Stubbs 2009 .274
5 88 Sean Shoffit 2009 .000 DNP
6 88 Travis Witherspoon 2013 .000 DNP
7 88 Kevin Mattison 2010 .000 DNP
8 88 Mike Daniel 2009 .000 DNP
9 88 James Jones 2013 .000 DNP
10 88 Justin Greene 2010 .000 DNP
11 87 Lorenzo Cain 2010 .293
12 87 Richie Robnett 2008 .000 DNP
13 87 Jermaine Mitchell 2009 .000 DNP
14 87 Jiwan James 2013 .000 DNP
15 87 Matt Den Dekker 2012 .000 DNP
16 86 T.J. Steele 2011 .000 DNP
17 86 Jordan Danks 2011 .000 DNP
18 86 Brandon Barnes 2010 .000 DNP
19 86 Nicholas Longmire 2013 .000 DNP
20 85 Joshua Flores 2010 .000 DNP
21 85 Seth Fortenberry 2008 .000 DNP
22 85 Clay Fuller 2011 .000 DNP
23 85 Nicholas Moresi 2009 .000 DNP
24 85 Gorkys Hernandez 2012 .210
25 85 Jason Place 2012 .000 DNP
26 85 Darren Ford 2010 .000 DNP
27 85 Shaun Cumberland 2009 .000 DNP
28 85 Angel Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
29 84 Justin Jackson 2013 .000 DNP
30 84 Joey Butler 2010 .000 DNP
31 84 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2012 .000 DNP
32 84 Edgardo Baez 2010 .000 DNP
33 84 Francisco Caraballo 2008 .000 DNP
34 84 Carlo Testa 2011 .000 DNP
35 84 Randolph Oduber 2013 .000 DNP
36 84 Roger Bernadina 2008 .202
37 83 Jim Adduci 2009 .000 DNP
38 83 Joe Holden 2008 .000 DNP
39 83 Alex Castellanos 2011 .000 DNP
40 83 Alex Presley 2010 .219
41 83 Estee Harris 2009 .000 DNP
42 82 Andy Workman 2013 .000 DNP
43 82 Clete Thomas 2008 .269
44 82 Raoul Torrez 2012 .000 DNP
45 82 Kody Kaiser 2009 .000 DNP
46 82 Juan Valdes 2009 .000 DNP
47 82 Nick Ciolli 2012 .000 DNP
48 82 Rainel Rosario 2013 .000 DNP
49 82 Steve Moss 2008 .000 DNP
50 82 Jared Simon 2013 .000 DNP
51 82 J.R. Higley 2012 .000 DNP
52 82 J.T. Hall 2008 .000 DNP
53 82 Ryan Strausborger 2012 .000 DNP
54 82 Jarrett Parker 2013 .000 DNP
55 81 Brandon Guyer 2010 .000 DNP
56 81 Edward Ovalle 2009 .000 DNP
57 81 Greg Golson 2010 .205
58 81 Aaron Peel 2007 .000 DNP
59 81 Adam Calderone 2008 .000 DNP
60 81 Stefan Gartrell 2008 .000 DNP
61 81 Brent Clevlen 2008 .196
62 81 Tyson Auer 2010 .000 DNP
63 81 Mike McBryde 2009 .000 DNP
64 81 Cole Garner 2009 .000 DNP
65 81 Alonzo Harris 2013 .000 DNP
66 81 Brian Mc Fall 2008 .000 DNP
67 81 Bobby Stevens 2011 .000 DNP
68 81 Denny Almonte 2013 .000 DNP
69 81 Jeremy Moore 2011 .079
70 81 Tim Fedroff 2011 .000 DNP
71 81 Gary Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
72 81 John Raynor 2008 .000 DNP
73 80 Cody Rogers 2013 .000 DNP
74 80 Deik Scram 2008 .000 DNP
75 80 Ryan LaMarre 2013 .000 DNP
76 80 Justin Justice 2009 .000 DNP
77 80 Michael Mooney 2007 .000 DNP
78 80 Xavier Paul 2009 .315
79 80 Tyson Gillies 2013 .000 DNP
80 80 Franklin Gutierrez 2007 .270
81 80 Devin Harris 2012 .000 DNP
82 80 Maximo Mendez 2011 .000 DNP
83 80 Welington Dotel 2010 .000 DNP
84 80 Brandon Boggs 2007 .000 DNP
85 80 Cody Strait 2007 .000 DNP
86 80 Collin Cowgill 2010 .000 DNP
87 80 Arturo Rivas 2008 .000 DNP
88 80 Thomas Giles 2008 .000 DNP
89 80 Rafael Fernandez 2013 .000 DNP
90 80 Yusuf Carter 2009 .000 DNP
91 80 Chad Oberacker 2013 .000 DNP
92 80 Scott Cousins 2009 .000 DNP
93 80 Chandler Laurent 2012 .000 DNP
94 80 Francisco Plasencia 2008 .000 DNP
95 80 Steven Bumbry 2012 .000 DNP
96 80 Jayson Langfels 2013 .000 DNP
97 80 Yuber Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
98 79 Shannon Wilkerson 2013 .000 DNP
99 79 Ben Guez 2011 .000 DNP
100 79 Jerry Gil 2007 .000 DNP

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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 The best tools in the system began to materialize at the plate in 2012 as Broxton's bat took a step forward in his second trip through the California League. He nearly doubled his career total for homers and broke the .260 batting-average barrier for the first time. A deterioration of his walk rate and an associated drop in strikeouts suggest that Broxton was swinging earlier in the count, identifying pitches that he could drive, though the net result was a shrunken on-base percentage. “Neon Keon” might lose his nickname if the speed indicators keep trending in the wrong direction, but Broxton could have a bright future if his various talents coalesce into a well-rounded blend of speed, power, and patience.
2011 If Bud Selig were to implement a rule that pitchers could only throw fastballs, Keon Broxton would instantly become one of the most valuable prospects in baseball. Instead, he's just annoying. He has the best tools of any player in the Diamondbacks system, and also earned raves as one the best athletes in the Midwest League, but even the fringiest of breaking balls makes him look foolish. A plus-plus runner with solid defensive ability in center field, Broxton will get plenty of chances to stick at the major-league level. However, he must learn to handle secondary offerings, as developing better pitch recognition would go a long way toward separating him from those fungible Greg Golson types.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 20Zach Mortimer2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 20Zach Mortimer2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Reading Lolita in DurhamAdam Sobsey2012-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestJeff Euston2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestBradley Ankrom2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-23
Divide and Conquer, NL West: What are the Padres Getting in Josh Byrnes?Geoff Young2011-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 23Kevin Goldstein2011-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Prospecting for Trade ChipsKevin Goldstein2011-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-12
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 14Kevin Goldstein2010-04-15


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