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Portrait of Mark Kotsay

Mark Kotsay LFPadres

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .235 3 21 22 2 .233 -0.4
Birth Date12-2-1975
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-1.22010
0.02011
0.32012
-1.22013
-0.42014
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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
1997 FLO 21 14 57 52 5 10 1 1 0 13 4 7 0 0 1 4 3 0 .192 .250 .250 .177 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
1998 FLO 22 154 623 578 72 161 25 7 11 233 34 61 1 3 7 68 10 5 .279 .318 .403 .250 9.1 4.7 1.4
1999 FLO 23 148 535 495 57 134 23 9 8 199 29 50 0 9 2 50 7 6 .271 .306 .402 .240 -6.4 3.4 -0.3
2000 FLO 24 152 578 530 87 158 31 5 12 235 42 46 0 4 2 57 19 9 .298 .347 .443 .265 15.9 5.8 2.0
2001 SDN 25 119 460 406 67 118 29 1 10 179 48 58 2 3 1 58 13 5 .291 .366 .441 .271 20.2 4.1 2.4
2002 SDN 26 153 646 578 82 169 27 7 17 261 59 89 3 4 2 61 11 9 .292 .359 .452 .280 30.5 5.6 3.6
2003 SDN 27 128 541 482 64 128 28 4 7 185 56 82 1 1 1 38 6 3 .266 .343 .384 .256 23.4 14.5 3.8
2004 OAK 28 148 673 606 78 190 37 3 15 278 55 70 2 5 5 63 8 5 .314 .370 .459 .276 33.2 1.3 3.4
2005 OAK 29 139 629 582 75 163 35 1 15 245 40 51 1 4 2 82 5 5 .280 .325 .421 .265 25.8 -6.9 1.9
2006 OAK 30 129 558 502 57 138 29 3 7 194 44 55 2 6 4 59 6 3 .275 .332 .386 .247 5.6 -10.5 -0.5
2007 OAK 31 56 226 206 20 44 14 0 1 61 19 20 0 1 0 20 1 1 .214 .279 .296 .213 -3.5 0.6 -0.3
2008 ATL 32 88 345 318 39 92 17 3 6 133 25 34 0 1 1 37 2 3 .289 .340 .418 .260 15.6 -7.1 0.8
2008 BOS 32 22 91 84 6 19 8 1 0 29 7 11 0 0 0 12 0 1 .226 .286 .345 .221 -3.0 -0.1 -0.3
2009 BOS 33 27 79 74 4 19 2 0 1 24 4 12 0 1 0 5 2 1 .257 .291 .324 .220 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
2009 CHA 33 40 127 113 12 33 7 0 3 49 11 9 0 2 1 18 1 1 .292 .349 .434 .270 3.7 -1.0 0.3
2010 CHA 34 107 359 327 30 78 17 2 8 123 32 36 0 0 0 31 1 3 .239 .306 .376 .231 -10.2 -1.6 -1.2
2011 MIL 35 104 255 233 18 63 13 1 3 87 21 27 0 1 0 31 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .259 3.7 -3.4 0.0
2012 SDN 36 82 156 143 9 37 8 0 2 51 11 14 1 1 0 14 0 2 .259 .314 .357 .246 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 SDN 37 104 171 155 8 30 2 0 1 35 13 25 0 2 1 12 0 2 .194 .253 .226 .192 -8.8 -2.1 -1.2
Career19147109646479017843534812726145547571348307209864.276.332.404.255151.58.615.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1996 KNC A 17 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 14 57 .177 .255 .325 .399 .254 .222 95 -5.2 1.5 0.2 0.9 0.3 -3.0 -0.2 -3.0 -0.2
1997 PME AA 0 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 154 623 .250 .261 .325 .409 .255 .295 96 -6.5 16.2 -4.4 4.7 3.1 9.1 1.4 9.1 1.4
1999 FLO MLB 148 535 .240 .268 .338 .429 .259 .283 95 -12.8 14.5 -6.4 3.4 -4.7 -6.4 -0.3 -6.4 -0.3
2000 FLO MLB 152 578 .265 .265 .340 .431 .260 .307 97 3.3 15.9 -6.2 5.8 2.5 15.9 2.0 15.9 2.0
2001 SDN MLB 119 460 .271 .261 .325 .425 .255 .317 99 5.6 12.4 1.2 4.1 2.1 20.2 2.4 20.2 2.4
2002 SDN MLB 153 646 .280 .260 .324 .413 .257 .319 101 13.6 16.5 1.7 5.6 -0.5 30.5 3.6 30.5 3.6
2003 SDN MLB 128 541 .256 .257 .324 .404 .255 .307 95 -2.5 14.3 1.4 14.5 4.4 23.4 3.8 23.4 3.8
2004 OAK MLB 148 673 .276 .269 .335 .440 .261 .333 104 12.2 20.0 1.8 1.3 -0.9 33.2 3.4 33.2 3.4
2005 OAK MLB 139 629 .265 .269 .329 .422 .263 .285 98 3.6 18.1 1.5 -6.9 0.1 25.8 1.9 25.8 1.9
2006 OAK MLB 129 558 .247 .271 .335 .430 .257 .294 100 -8.2 16.8 1.1 -10.5 -2.1 5.6 -0.5 5.6 -0.5
2007 OAK MLB 56 226 .213 .268 .333 .422 .262 .231 92 -11.8 6.7 0.6 0.6 -0.2 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2007 SAC AAA 10 44 .268 .296 .365 .476 .266 .278 105 0.4 1.3 -0.2 -1.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.0 0.9 -0.0
2008 ATL MLB 88 345 .260 .263 .330 .413 .263 .308 96 -0.1 10.0 0.9 -7.1 0.9 15.6 0.8 15.6 0.8
2008 BOS MLB 22 91 .221 .262 .326 .423 .258 .260 111 -3.9 2.6 -1.1 -0.1 0.4 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2008 MIS AA 5 19 .269 .264 .342 .378 .251 .429 100 0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 BOS MLB 27 79 .220 .256 .324 .396 .252 .290 111 -3.3 2.3 -1 0.0 -0.5 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 40 127 .270 .259 .331 .416 .258 .291 105 1.3 3.7 -1.8 -1.0 0.5 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 10 34 .215 .261 .326 .393 .247 .312 103 -1.7 1.0 -0.4 -0.7 -0.7 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2010 CHA MLB 107 359 .231 .263 .327 .411 .258 .247 112 -10.8 9.9 -5.9 -1.6 -4.1 -10.2 -1.2 -10.2 -1.2
2011 MIL MLB 104 255 .259 .259 .319 .402 .262 .294 103 -0.3 6.9 -1.6 -3.4 -0.8 3.7 0.0 3.7 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 82 156 .246 .256 .319 .401 .260 .273 94 -2.1 4.3 -0.9 0.6 -0.2 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2012 LEL A+ 1 4 -.034 .245 .281 .331 .226 .000 78 -1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 SDN MLB 104 171 .192 .250 .315 .394 .258 .221 99 -11.1 4.5 -0.9 -2.1 -1.2 -8.8 -1.2 -8.8 -1.2

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
1996 KNC A 78 16 17 5 0 2 8 16 8 3 0 .283 .442 .467 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PME AA 513 103 134 27 2 20 77 75 65 17 5 .306 .407 .514 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 57 5 10 1 1 0 4 4 7 3 0 .192 .250 .250 .058 .177 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
1998 FLO MLB 623 72 161 25 7 11 68 34 61 10 5 .279 .318 .403 .125 .250 9.1 4.7 1.4
1999 FLO MLB 535 57 134 23 9 8 50 29 50 7 6 .271 .306 .402 .131 .240 -6.4 3.4 -0.3
2000 FLO MLB 578 87 158 31 5 12 57 42 46 19 9 .298 .347 .443 .145 .265 15.9 5.8 2.0
2001 SDN MLB 460 67 118 29 1 10 58 48 58 13 5 .291 .366 .441 .150 .271 20.2 4.1 2.4
2002 SDN MLB 646 82 169 27 7 17 61 59 89 11 9 .292 .359 .452 .159 .280 30.5 5.6 3.6
2003 SDN MLB 541 64 128 28 4 7 38 56 82 6 3 .266 .343 .384 .118 .256 23.4 14.5 3.8
2004 OAK MLB 673 78 190 37 3 15 63 55 70 8 5 .314 .370 .459 .145 .276 33.2 1.3 3.4
2005 OAK MLB 629 75 163 35 1 15 82 40 51 5 5 .280 .325 .421 .141 .265 25.8 -6.9 1.9
2006 OAK MLB 558 57 138 29 3 7 59 44 55 6 3 .275 .332 .386 .112 .247 5.6 -10.5 -0.5
2007 OAK MLB 226 20 44 14 0 1 20 19 20 1 1 .214 .279 .296 .083 .213 -3.5 0.6 -0.3
2007 SAC AAA 44 2 10 1 0 0 2 7 1 2 0 .270 .386 .297 .027 .268 0.9 -1.2 -0.0
2008 MIS AA 19 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .056 .269 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 345 39 92 17 3 6 37 25 34 2 3 .289 .340 .418 .129 .260 15.6 -7.1 0.8
2008 BOS MLB 91 6 19 8 1 0 12 7 11 0 1 .226 .286 .345 .119 .221 -3.0 -0.1 -0.3
2009 PAW AAA 34 2 10 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 .303 .303 .333 .030 .215 -2.1 -0.7 -0.3
2009 BOS MLB 79 4 19 2 0 1 5 4 12 2 1 .257 .291 .324 .068 .220 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 127 12 33 7 0 3 18 11 9 1 1 .292 .349 .434 .142 .270 3.7 -1.0 0.3
2010 CHA MLB 359 30 78 17 2 8 31 32 36 1 3 .239 .306 .376 .138 .231 -10.2 -1.6 -1.2
2011 MIL MLB 255 18 63 13 1 3 31 21 27 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .103 .259 3.7 -3.4 0.0
2012 LEL A+ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.034 -1.3 0.0 -0.1
2012 SDN MLB 156 9 37 8 0 2 14 11 14 0 2 .259 .314 .357 .098 .246 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 SDN MLB 171 8 30 2 0 1 12 13 25 0 2 .194 .253 .226 .032 .192 -8.8 -2.1 -1.2

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
2008 1513 0.5043 0.5046 0.8506 0.6999 0.3053 0.9026 0.7293 0.1494
2009 751 0.5153 0.4660 0.8600 0.6873 0.2308 0.9323 0.6310 0.1400
2010 1345 0.5301 0.4401 0.8951 0.6241 0.2310 0.9191 0.8219 0.1049
2011 902 0.5044 0.4817 0.8594 0.6527 0.3065 0.9125 0.7445 0.1406
2012 554 0.4910 0.4838 0.8619 0.7022 0.2730 0.9058 0.7532 0.1381
2013 619 0.5250 0.4733 0.8259 0.6585 0.2687 0.8925 0.6456 0.1741
Career56840.51280.47520.86220.66850.27090.91120.73390.1378

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-14 2013-04-15 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-13 2012-06-03 15-DL 21 20 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-16 15-DL 15 10 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2009-05-03 2009-05-03 On-Alr 0 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-03-27 2009-06-02 15-DL 67 51 Low Back Recovery From Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2009-01-29 2009-01-29 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2008-05-26 2008-07-01 15-DL 36 33 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-28 2008-04-29 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-15 2007-10-01 15-DL 47 42 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-05 2007-08-10 DTD 5 4 Low Back Spasms -
2007-07-05 2007-07-06 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-03-23 2007-06-01 60-DL 70 52 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-03-10
2007-02-28 2007-03-23 Camp 23 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-07 2006-09-15 DTD 8 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-03 2006-09-04 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2006-08-07 2006-08-14 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-15 2006-06-20 DTD 5 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-29 2005-09-06 DTD 8 8 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-08 2005-08-11 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2005-07-25 2005-07-31 DTD 6 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-06-04 2005-06-07 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2004-08-29 2004-08-31 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2004-05-13 2004-05-15 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Inflammation -
2003-08-18 2003-08-19 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness Received Cortisone Shot -
2003-05-19 2003-06-05 15-DL 17 16 Low Back Strain -
2003-04-23 2003-04-26 DTD 3 3 Right Low Back Strain -
2001-04-16 2001-05-01 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SDN $1,250,000
2012 SDN $1,250,000
2011 MIL $800,000
2010 CHA $1,500,000
2009 BOS $1,500,000
2008 ATL $8,000,000
2007 OAK $7,000,000
2006 OAK $7,050,000
2005 OAK $7,025,000
2004 OAK $5,500,000
2003 SDN $4,450,000
2002 SDN $3,050,000
2001 SDN $2,125,000
2000 FLO $324,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$50,824,000
14 yrTotal$50,824,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 18 dGreg Genske1 year/$1.25M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2013). Signed extension with San Diego 8/12/12.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/16/11.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/1/11.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2010). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 11/5/09.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009). Re-signed by Boston 1/9/09. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 PAs. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 7/28/09 after being DFA 7/24/09.
  • 2 years/$15M (2007-08). Signed extension 7/05. 07:$7M, 08:$8M. Acquired in trade from Oakland 1/14/08. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 8/27/08.
  • 3 years/$16M (2004-06). Signed extension 7/02. 04:$5.5M, 05:$5.5M, 06:$5.5M. 2005 and 2006 are player options. Limited no-trade protection (may block trades to 8 clubs.) Acquired in trade from San Diego 11/03. 2005 option exercised @ $7.025M
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2002-03). 02:$3.05M, 03:$4.45M.

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 512 53 129 24 2 7 48 45 60 4 4 .277 .339 .381 .271 15.9 LF -4, RF -3 1.0
80o 491 48 116 21 2 6 44 41 59 3 3 .262 .322 .360 .257 8.9 LF -3, RF -2 0.2
70o 475 45 109 20 2 6 42 38 59 3 3 .251 .310 .345 .247 4.1 LF -3, RF -2 -0.3
60o 462 42 102 19 2 5 39 35 58 3 3 .241 .299 .332 .239 0.3 LF -3, RF -2 -0.6
50o 450 40 97 18 2 5 37 33 57 3 3 .233 .289 .320 .231 -3.1 LF -3, RF -2 -1.0
40o 438 38 90 17 1 5 35 31 56 3 3 .224 .279 .308 .223 -6.3 LF -3, RF -2 -1.3
30o 425 35 83 15 1 4 33 29 56 2 3 .215 .269 .296 .214 -9.5 LF -3, RF -2 -1.7
20o 409 33 77 14 1 4 31 27 54 2 2 .205 .256 .281 .204 -13.0 LF -3, RF -2 -2.0
10o 388 29 69 13 1 4 28 24 53 2 2 .190 .239 .261 .191 -17.4 LF -3, RF -2 -2.5
Weighted Mean4564199182538345833.237.294.326.234-1.6LF -3, RF -2-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 22% 16% 31% 69%

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
20153925022489121817351.204.259.276.201-1.7-12.6-0.7-0.18.8-20.6-3.4
20164025023499121818351.209.266.277.204-1.5-10.7-0.7-0.28.1-17.9-3.4
20174125022479111719370.207.264.268.201-1.6-11.2-0.6-0.27.6-18.0-3.4
20184225021458101519390.195.254.243.190-2.0-14.9-0.4-0.37.9-22.0-3.4
20194325020458101518400.193.250.234.185-2.7-21.7-0.4-0.410.4-31.3-3.4
20204425020458101417400.192.246.234.183-3.8-32.0-0.4-0.514.9-46.1-3.4
20214525020448101417410.190.244.230.180-4.0-33.3-0.4-0.514.9-47.3-3.4
20224630924539101721530.187.241.226.178-4.3-35.3-0.5-0.714.9-49.0-4.2
20234725019448101417440.186.240.225.177-4.2-35.5-0.4-0.714.9-49.4-3.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
106.73.52.41.20.523.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Orlando Palmeiro 2007 .218
2 83 Tim Raines 1998 .284
3 79 Jeff Cirillo 2008 .000 DNP
4 79 Minnie Minoso 1964 .289
5 79 Moises Alou 2005 .327
6 78 Dusty Baker 1987 .000 DNP
7 77 Mike Redmond 2009 .205
8 77 Chris Gomez 2009 .000 DNP
9 77 Mark Loretta 2010 .000 DNP
10 77 Rusty Staub 1982 .237
11 77 Buddy Bell 1990 .000 DNP
12 77 Carl Furillo 1960 .175
13 77 Smoky Burgess 1965 .316
14 76 Craig Counsell 2009 .266
15 76 Bernie Williams 2007 .000 DNP
16 76 Ken Griffey 1988 .241
17 76 Wally Joyner 2000 .274
18 76 Pete Rose 1979 .300
19 76 Enos Slaughter 1954 .299
20 75 Ben Oglivie 1987 .000 DNP
21 75 Eric Young 2005 .277
22 75 Brooks Robinson 1975 .216
23 75 Carl Yastrzemski 1978 .278
24 75 Dave Bergman 1991 .279
25 75 Geoff Blum 2011 .228
26 75 Bobby Bonilla 2001 .227
27 74 Monte Irvin 1957 .000 DNP
28 74 Wade Boggs 1996 .274
29 74 Felipe Alou 1973 .206
30 74 Mark Grace 2002 .267
31 74 Scott Hatteberg 2008 .214
32 74 Jim Eisenreich 1997 .260
33 73 Miguel Tejada 2012 .000 DNP
34 73 Tony Fernandez 2000 .000 DNP
35 73 Elmer Valo 1959 .282
36 73 Tony Oliva 1977 .000 DNP
37 73 Art Howe 1985 .022
38 73 Jay Payton 2011 .000 DNP
39 73 Rico Carty 1978 .308
40 73 Lou Piniella 1982 .293
41 73 Ted Simmons 1988 .233
42 73 Gene Woodling 1961 .312
43 73 Barry Larkin 2002 .231
44 73 Sherm Lollar 1963 .242
45 73 Kenny Lofton 2005 .290
46 72 Jamey Carroll 2012 .244
47 72 Red Schoendienst 1961 .264
48 72 Jeff Conine 2004 .272
49 72 Bud Stewart 1954 .042
50 72 Jay Johnstone 1984 .266
51 72 Kevin Millar 2010 .000 DNP
52 72 Garret Anderson 2010 .176
53 72 Tim McCarver 1980 .315
54 71 Cal Ripken Jr. 1999 .307
55 71 John McDonald 2013 .155
56 71 Al Oliver 1985 .228
57 71 Tony Gwynn 1998 .310
58 71 Yogi Berra 1963 .311
59 71 Rich Aurilia 2010 .000 DNP
60 71 Lou Whitaker 1995 .298
61 71 Ernie Whitt 1990 .184
62 71 Gregg Zaun 2009 .258
63 71 Dave Magadan 2001 .227
64 71 Alan Trammell 1996 .187
65 71 Melvin Mora 2010 .273
66 70 Miguel Cairo 2012 .184
67 70 Ron Hassey 1991 .237
68 70 Don Slaught 1997 .135
69 70 Sal Bando 1982 .000 DNP
70 70 Eddie Murray 1994 .245
71 70 Willie Randolph 1993 .000 DNP
72 70 Bubba Morton 1970 .000 DNP
73 70 Bill Buckner 1988 .229
74 70 Jim Gilliam 1967 .000 DNP
75 70 Ozzie Smith 1993 .252
76 70 Mark Grudzielanek 2008 .261
77 70 Stan Javier 2002 .000 DNP
78 70 Paul O'Neill 2001 .265
79 70 So Taguchi 2008 .206
80 69 Chris Chambliss 1987 .000 DNP
81 69 Brady Anderson 2002 .224
82 69 Rod Carew 1984 .270
83 69 Harold Baines 1997 .284
84 69 B.J. Surhoff 2003 .274
85 69 Jose Molina 2013 .222
86 69 Mark McLemore 2003 .230
87 69 Lenny Harris 2003 .189
88 69 Rickey Henderson 1997 .271
89 69 Mark DeRosa 2013 .268
90 69 Brad Ausmus 2007 .217
91 68 Steve Finley 2003 .284
92 68 Jose Offerman 2007 .000 DNP
93 68 Johnny Logan 1964 .000 DNP
94 68 Graig Nettles 1983 .294
95 68 Tommy Henrich 1951 .000 DNP
96 68 Toby Harrah 1987 .000 DNP
97 68 Craig Biggio 2004 .279
98 68 Al Bumbry 1985 .187
99 68 Andy Pafko 1959 .217
100 68 Joe Morgan 1982 .308

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .187 .248 .206 .163
11 vs R (Multi) .237 .296 .321 .231
18 Split (Multi) .050 .048 .115 .068
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .118 .167 .118 .110
31 vs R (2013) .203 .263 .239 .197
38 Split (2013) .085 .096 .121 .086
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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 During Kotsay's first tenure with the Padres, he would have been a perfect fit for Petco Park. Unfortunately, he was traded just before the club moved downtown. Kotsay is cited as a positive influence on younger players, which counts for something, but he has been the living embodiment of “replacement level” for the last seven years. That isn't likely to change now, and if it does, at this stage in his career it won't be for the better.
2012 Many moons ago, when the Padres still called Qualcomm Stadium home, Kotsay was a valuable player. In his twenties, he was a better version of Randy Winn—some power, some speed, good glove in center field. In his thirties, Kotsay has become Geoff Blum with less pop and less defensive utility. As veteran "clubhouse presence" signings go, a team could do worse than spend $1.25 million for a guy who presumably is being counted on to show the kids how to conduct themselves. Kotsay once employed Jeff Moorad as his agent and was a fan favorite during his first stint with the Padres from 2001 to 2003. This isn't much of an endorsement, but it beats "not young, not good."
2011 When it comes to one crummy lefty bat versus another, there's a difference between getting Mark Teahen to play third and finding him unavailable or inadequate on the one hand, and starting Kotsay 86 times as a matter of design on the other. Most of that playing time came at first base and DH, but Kotsay isn't a good glove at first and his bat won't cover either slot. This was not a new development, just more of the same. Add in that he and Andruw Jones were on the roster to replace Jim Thome, taking up twice as much roster space without delivering the value Thome had, and the whole thing winds up as one of the season's major miscalculations. Given Kotsay's limited value at any position or at the plate, you can reasonably wonder where he'll wash up, but places like Houston and Pittsburgh might suit him.
2010 Once Chicago's extremely slim playoff chances finally slipped into oblivion, Ozzie Guillen suddenly spent a lot of time talking to the media about how much he wanted Kotsay back in 2010. Rarely does a bench player generate this much attention, and Kenny Williams wasted no time in giving Kotsay a $1.5 million deal, which is about what a reserve first baseman/outfielder with little power is worth these days. Kotsay should be a lesson to young players: most 34-year-olds with diminished skills would be lucky to have a big-league job, but Kotsay is such a great guy to have around that he's been able to extend his career by years—and his bank account by several million.
2009 After a solid performance for the Braves that was broken up by yet another bout of back soreness, Kotsay hit feebly for the Sox while splitting time between first and right covering for Lowell and Drew. This underwhelming performance was capped in the playoffs when he showed a national audience that there was no way he could catch up with an elite fastball anymore, as Rays rookie David Price made him look far older than his 32 years. Kotsay's defense is not what it used to be either, meaning that he has one foot (and a few toes TBNL on the other) out the door marked, "Exit Major Leagues."
2008 The 2007 season was the one in which Mark Kotsay's back troubles became chronic. Limited to just 56 games in which his production at the plate would only have been above-average for a pitcher, Kotsay finally shut it down in August in order to begin focusing on 2008. It's an interesting strategy, as for the first time in three years Kotsay was "healthy" enough to actually work out during the winter. The A's are optimistic that his off-season conditioning program will add enough strength to give them some return on the $8 million they owe him this year.
2007 Eyebrows lifted and brows furrowed in 2005, when the A`s signed Kotsay to a two-year, $15-million contract extension that would carry him through 2008. Oakland`s rationale was that Kotsay wasn`t a bad hitter and he was a good centerfielder. It now looks like they were wrong on both counts, and at 32, Kotsay`s in the decline phase of his career. The A`s are stuck with him, and though he`s not the worst player in the world, he is a negative that must be balanced somewhere else on the roster.
2006 A`s fans are getting a good player here, so long as they understand that the 2004 version was a one-time thing. That said, Milton Bradley`s defense rates just as well in centerfield, while Kotsay`s offense looks much less acceptable if you move him to a corner. The flexibility is nice in the short term. Bradley is an excellent player for Billy Beane to trade if he gets off to a hot start.
2005 PECOTA's skeptical. At an earlier point in their careers, it would have also been skeptical about Jim Edmonds or Steve Finley. Kotsay might be one of those players who winds up being better in his 30s than he was in his 20s, but that's only if the nagging hurts that have cut into his production in recent years plague him less often in the future, and if he develops at a different rate than most major leaguers do. If it doesn't happen, he's still a brilliant defender in center field, and the leadoff man they thought they'd be getting. That's more than they can say for Johnny Damon.
2003 Kotsay has developed into a very fine all-around ballplayer. He can do a little bit of everything—hit for average, power, draw a few walks, play good defense. What he can do a lot of really well is throw. Kotsay has a gun for an arm, and he’s one of those guys who’s just fun to watch throw, like Ichiro or Vlad. All in all, he’s a solid building block for a club considering his position and age. The Padres have locked him in with a long-term contract through the 2006 season for $5.5 million annually, which is probably a very good deal for both sides.
2002 Taking a bad pitch has additional advantages besides the occasional free base; looking for the better pitch to hit should result in better contact, as it did for Kotsay in 2001. He was stolen from the Marlins in a preseason trade, and other than a sprained hand and a strained hammy, all signs were positive in San Diego. Look for more improvement in 2002, both offensively and in the field.
2001 To drive home the point that Mark Kotsay needed to improve his production, Boles goofed off by rotating him with Brant Brown and Danny Bautista for the first month of the season. When moved into the second spot in the batting order, Kotsay recognized that he needed to become more patient at the plate, a virtue not stressed in the organization. His strong defense and rifle arm combine to make him an above-average right fielder who has room to grow offensively. Look for him to take another step forward in 2001.
2000 Kotsay regressed in his second full season and has yet to show any of the plate discipline or power that made him a top prospect in 1997. Unlike Dunwoody, he’s hit for a respectable average; that has helped him keep his job but is not helping the Marlins much. With Ramirez coming up behind him, he’s got about two months to get it together. I think he’ll show a big power jump this year, possibly at the expense of some average, and post a .280 EqA.
1999 He does everything well: he fields well, he throws well, he hits for some power, he runs well, gets good marks for his good work ethic. Although some folks are saying his rookie season was a disappointment, he’s the kind of player who only needs to get slightly better in each phase of the game to become a superstar. He’s young enough to make those broad improvements, and should have a good sophomore year.
1998 Well, it looks like whatever made him such a college sensation works as a pro, too. Perhaps not as great as year as some of us expected, but it’s still a hell of an accomplishment to be a star in Double-A in your first full professional season. I expect him to take a rather large step forward this year, and either dominate Triple-A or contend for Rookie of the Year if the Marlins make room for him. There is little doubt he can handle left field easily, and some believe he gets a good enough jump on the ball to handle center field in the majors.
1997 To all the scouts who say that Kotsay “doesn’t have any outstanding skills:” excuse me for asking, but isn’t hitting a skill? Frank Thomas is slow and can’t play defense, but I don’t see anyone complaining…. Like Thomas, Kotsay was clearly the best hitter around in college, but was passed on by several teams (Thomas went seventh, Kotsay ninth) because their scouts had their heads buried in the sand. Of the eight teams that passed on Kotsay, chances are at least five of them will be kicking themselves in a few years. He’s got everything you look for at the plate, average, power and patience. And like the cover says, everything else is fluff.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What other moves do you predict the Giants will make? Give me something.... Anything
(Tbirds from Seattle)
The Giants signed Gregor Blanco this morning. What, you want more? Starving children in San Diego have to make do with Mark Kotsay, and you're complaining? Finish your vegetables.

Are there any other lefty relievers out there they could sign? Does the sight of Ryan Ludwick excite you? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shouldn't RR just have played Kotsay in RF for the struggling Corey Hart if he really wanted Kotsay's bat in the line-up. If RR is content making decisions on small sample sizes, wouldn't that have been the better play where his defense could have been hidden better? Especially with Hart's D and speed not what it once was.
(ryans from Milwaukee)
You're questioning the logic of a man who has been in love with Mark Kotsay all season. That's not easy.

I agree with you and think that would have been a perfectly valid way to go. I'm not sure who would have slid into the leadoff spot there - Weeks should be the answer, but it would probably have been Gomez or Morgan. My guess, like I said before, is that Roenicke wanted to minimize the waves he caused in the lineup. He can take Gomez and Morgan out of a game any time he wants since they've been platooned all year. Removing Hart from the lineup would be a big deal in the clubhouse, and that's not something he's willing to do right now (though he has started Hairston over McGehee all October, so at least he's done that). (Larry Granillo)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Break down Ron Roenicke as a manager for me. Strengths, weaknesses. Do you still like him?
(The Common Man from Getting Closer)
The Brewers have been playing way too poorly recently to give him a fair shake. He has issues with the lineup (in batting order and defensive position). For some reason, he's in love with Mark Kotsay, even going to so far as to start him in CF yesterday over Brandon Boggs. A lot of Brewers fans hate Roenicke's tendency to go for extra bases, but I'm not jumping on that yet. Doing the Tracker, I've gotten used to subconsciously timing players as they move around the field... if done right, extra bases are definitely there for the taking. Players need to be wiser about it, though.

He hasn't gotten off to a great start yet, that's for sure. (Larry Granillo)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will the 2011 Padres be questioning whether all that division-leading, playoff contender stuff from the previous season was all just a really cool dream?
(Peter from San Diego)
"Marc will write something about this when he's done being depressed."--Marc

Yes, in the grand tradition of Rickey Henderson and...Mark Kotsay? (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/looking-at-2010-from-a-mark-kotsay-standpoint.php), that's a self-reference in the third person. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a Braves fan. Could you please explain why you think Mark Kotsay, at $2Million a year, and some possible talent from the minors, is better than about a hundred different guys you could find in the minors for nothing? Kotsay's a lousy ballplayer, and your organization, in particular, shouldn't be shy about pointing that out.
(rrentaurn from Boise)
I don't think I was, but I try to also see things as Frank Wren does in terms of understanding the possible upside. And like you, I don't believe it. Not that I had any faith in Josh Anderson, but Gregor Blanco has some value. (Christina Kahrl)


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