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Tony Wolters C Rockies

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-9-1992
Height5' 10"
Weight200 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
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2015
1.52016
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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
2016 COL 24 68 223 198 26 51 15 1 3 77 21 50 0 0 4 30 4 0 .258 .329 .389 .247 7.8 6.6 1.5
Career68223198265115137721500043040.258.329.389.2477.86.61.5

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2010 IDN Rk 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- 69 313 .288 .252 .333 .361 .000 .353 106 9.4 9.0 3.8 -2.2 -0.1 22.1 2.0 22.1 2.0
2012 CAR A+ 125 537 .251 .257 .323 .392 .000 .314 97 -5.1 16.1 3.1 10.3 -2.8 11.3 2.1 11.3 2.1
2013 CAR A+ 80 340 .275 .251 .330 .377 .000 .333 106 5.5 10.0 2.7 -3.4 -1.4 16.8 1.4 16.8 1.4
2014 AKR AA 94 387 .241 .260 .329 .393 .000 .309 102 -7.6 10.6 4.3 23.0 2.9 10.2 3.5 10.2 3.5
2015 AKR AA 65 271 .219 .258 .320 .372 .000 .273 98 -11.4 7.3 3.6 14.6 1.8 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.7
2016 COL MLB 68 223 .247 .257 .321 .418 .266 .331 111 -2.9 6.3 3.6 6.6 0.8 7.8 1.5 7.8 1.5
2016 ABQ AAA 2 8 .179 .294 .347 .479 .274 .286 123 -0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -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
2010 IDN Rk 21 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 0 .211 .286 .211 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- 313 50 78 10 3 1 20 30 49 19 4 .292 .385 .363 .071 .288 22.1 -2.2 2.0
2012 CAR A+ 537 66 126 30 8 8 58 36 104 5 9 .260 .320 .404 .144 .251 11.3 10.3 2.1
2013 CAR A+ 340 36 80 13 0 3 33 41 58 3 6 .277 .369 .353 .076 .275 16.8 -3.4 1.4
2014 AKR AA 387 36 85 15 2 1 34 35 74 3 2 .249 .319 .314 .065 .241 10.2 23.0 3.5
2015 AKR AA 271 23 50 7 2 2 17 21 63 3 2 .209 .290 .280 .071 .219 1.3 14.6 1.7
2016 ABQ AAA 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .179 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2016 COL MLB 223 26 51 15 1 3 30 21 50 4 0 .258 .329 .389 .131 .247 7.8 6.6 1.5

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
2016 836 0.4856 0.4462 0.7534 0.6010 0.3000 0.8402 0.5891 0.2466 0 0.000000
Career8360.48560.44620.75340.6010.30.84020.58910.246600

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
2014-07-27 - Minors - - Left Knee Strain -
2011-03-18 2011-03-18 Minors 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 COL $507,500
2015 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Claimed by Colorado off waivers 2/18/16 after being DFA by Cleveland 2/12/16. Signed by Colorado 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2010 (3-87) (Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.). $1.35M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Tony Wolters is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Barren Land of Fantasy BackstopsBen Carsley2016-09-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 24Scooter Hotz2016-09-12
What You Need to Know: Never Fight A Day Game In ColoradoDemetrius Bell2016-08-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 19Scooter Hotz2016-08-09
What You Need to Know: Not Closing, LosingEmma Baccellieri2016-07-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 17Scooter Hotz2016-07-25
Expert FAAB Review: Week 13Mike Gianella2016-06-28
Baseball Therapy: Framing the At-BatRussell A. Carleton2016-05-24
Expert FAAB Review: Week EightMike Gianella2016-05-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessUpdating the Tiers: First BasemenBret Sayre2016-05-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersIan Lefkowitz2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersJared Weiss2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersBen Murphy2016-05-13
Expert FAAB Review: Week SixMike Gianella2016-05-10
Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2016-05-03
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your EarsGeorge Bissell2016-04-21
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your EarsBret Sayre2016-04-21
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 87: An Article For Your EarsMike Gianella2016-04-21
Expert FAAB Review: Week ThreeMike Gianella2016-04-19
Transaction Analysis: Musical Bullpen ChairsR.J. Anderson2016-02-16
Get to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-22
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingJonathan Judge2015-02-05
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingDan Brooks2015-02-05
Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher FramingHarry Pavlidis2015-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueJeff Moore2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueTucker Blair2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: PECOTA + Catchers 4everAndrew Koo2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing MonthDaniel Rathman2014-04-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 14-16Zach Mortimer2013-06-17
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, March 27Zach Mortimer2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 17.Kevin Goldstein2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 29Kevin Goldstein2012-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Jason Adam, Ronny Rodriguez, and Several Snapshots Jason Parks2012-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Cleveland IndiansJason Parks2012-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 11Kevin Goldstein2011-08-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 3Kevin Goldstein2011-08-04
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 28Kevin Goldstein2011-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: ShortstopsJason Parks2011-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 23Kevin Goldstein2011-06-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)COL catcher Tom Murphy is hitting well in AAA (.322 when I last checked - with some power). Is he the future catcher for the Rockies? As soon as 2017? What is the knock on him? Doesn't seem to be the bat.
(asarule from Lakewood CA)
The Rockies seems to like Tony Wolters who is fairly young himself. Not sure it's quite a knock, but Murphy's defense plays second fiddle to his bat according to most scouts, although consensus seems to be that his defense is certainly good enough to stay behind the plate, at least for a few years. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the Rockies C situation shaking out for the next 1-2 years? Assuming they don't trade for somebody, will Murphy really get a chance or just not good enough defense? Is Wolters interesting enough to get a full time chance? Or do you think they like Hundley enough to just stick with him even through next year?
(TJ from DC)
All postulation on my part: as much as you want to give a spot like catcher to a homegrown guy, if the Rockies are trying to win now-ish they have to roll with the best option they have.

None of those options sound massively inspiring insofar as a "catcher every night for a playoff team" is concerned, though there's no one wiser at using the park to their hitters' advantages than the home team. Maybe that allows for some of Murphy's approach and contact questions to be minimized by disproportionate amounts of power given the Coors factor...

Maybe that also could bring a catcher we aren't thinking about into the fold; one that is easier to attain (a defensively-oriented one, perhaps, because that skillset is way less expensive in money/prospects at catcher than backstops with a chance to hit), who then could expect to see an offensive boost with Colorado such that their stat-line and value is different from years past.

Everyone loves Tony Wolters, I feel like you kind of have to. It's been really cool that he's been doing his best Craig Biggio and going between catcher and second base--and admittedly I haven't bore down on him a ton--but I've never seen him as a regular ML guy year in and year out. Hopefully he finds a way to get there, though. There's such a dearth of offense at catcher these days, though, I guess you never want to say never... (Adam McInturff)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 2541 .004 -3.1 77 .005 .011 -0.2 -3.3 0.0
2014 aax 4500 .030 21.5 2340 -.000 0.3 47 -.097 .001 2.6 24.4 0.0
2015 aax 4213 .016 11.4 2264 .000 -0.1 68 -.067 .002 2.7 14.0 0.0
2016 aaa 137 .003 0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 -.005 .000 0.0 0.1 0.0
2016 mlb 3426 .017 8.4 2459 .000 -0.2 30 -.009 -.001 0.2 8.3 0.0

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