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Portrait of Daniel Fields

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .228 4 24 22 6 .225 -0.5
Birth Date1-23-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age23 years, 9 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.52014
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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
2010 LAK A+ 109 438 .281 .256 .326 .365 .263 .329 88 9.4 12.3 0.7 -0.0 -3.5 18.0 1.8 18.0 1.8
2011 LAK A+ 124 495 .232 .262 .326 .386 .254 .297 102 -15.7 14.8 1.3 -4.9 -1.0 -4.0 -0.9 -4.0 -0.9
2012 LAK A+ 62 267 .242 .255 .327 .371 .250 .335 107 -5.4 8.0 0.5 -3.4 2.2 2.3 -0.1 2.3 -0.1
2012 ERI AA 29 122 .260 .252 .315 .370 .249 .310 107 0 3.4 -0.7 1.3 1.3 2.8 0.4 2.8 0.4
2013 ERI AA 118 515 .285 .256 .327 .389 .267 .374 99 13.3 14.0 0.7 -10.3 2.7 25.7 1.7 25.7 1.7
2014 ERI AA 8 35 .337 .273 .345 .406 .276 .381 101 2.8 1.0 0.1 -0.6 -1.0 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2014 TOL AAA 75 299 .228 .258 .330 .401 .254 .278 99 -10.9 9.0 0.3 -0.8 0.1 -2.0 -0.3 -2.0 -0.3
2014 TGR Rk 2 7 .193 .274 .368 .369 .278 .250 99 -0.5 0.3 0 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 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 LAK A+ 438 33 90 13 6 8 47 55 119 8 9 .240 .344 .371 .131 .281 18.0 -0.0 1.8
2011 LAK A+ 495 57 95 14 4 8 46 49 133 4 4 .220 .308 .326 .106 .232 -4.0 -4.9 -0.9
2012 LAK A+ 267 31 65 11 4 1 26 19 55 14 7 .266 .318 .357 .090 .242 2.3 -3.4 -0.1
2012 ERI AA 122 13 28 4 0 2 7 13 21 9 1 .264 .352 .358 .094 .260 2.8 1.3 0.4
2013 ERI AA 515 71 130 27 6 10 58 45 130 24 7 .284 .356 .435 .151 .285 25.7 -10.3 1.7
2014 TOL AAA 299 29 60 10 3 6 26 15 76 8 2 .219 .273 .343 .124 .228 -2.0 -0.8 -0.3
2014 ERI AA 35 4 8 3 1 0 9 6 7 2 0 .286 .429 .464 .179 .337 2.4 -0.6 0.2
2014 TGR Rk 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .167 .193 -0.1 0.1 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-15 - Minors - - Right Hand Fracture - -
2013-06-27 2013-07-11 Minors 14 0 - Head Concussion - -
2012-05-02 2012-06-05 Minors 34 32 - Abdomen Strain Torn Rectus Abdominis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/13. Re-signed by Detroit 2/17/14.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2009 (6-180) (Detroit Jesuit HS). $1.625M 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 514 59 128 23 4 9 50 38 130 16 5 .275 .333 .400 .267 17.9 CF -8, LF 0 1.2
80o 492 54 116 21 4 8 46 35 128 15 5 .260 .316 .377 .253 10.5 CF -7, LF 0 0.4
70o 476 51 108 20 3 7 43 32 126 14 4 .248 .303 .361 .243 5.5 CF -7, LF 0 -0.1
60o 463 48 101 18 3 7 41 30 125 13 4 .239 .293 .347 .235 1.5 CF -7, LF 0 -0.5
50o 450 45 95 17 3 7 38 28 123 12 4 .230 .283 .334 .227 -2.0 CF -7, LF 0 -0.9
40o 437 43 89 16 3 6 36 27 121 11 4 .221 .272 .321 .219 -5.3 CF -6, LF 0 -1.2
30o 424 40 84 15 3 6 34 25 120 10 3 .212 .262 .308 .210 -8.7 CF -6, LF 0 -1.6
20o 408 37 76 14 2 5 31 23 117 10 3 .201 .249 .292 .200 -12.3 CF -6, LF 0 -2.0
10o 386 33 67 12 2 5 28 20 113 8 3 .186 .232 .270 .186 -16.8 CF -6, LF 0 -2.4
Weighted Mean456469818373929124124.234.287.340.230-0.4CF -7, LF 0-0.7

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
201524250245210222017667.228.284.319.225-0.9-4.50.50.614.9-20.6-3.5
20162539442891736382910212.251.313.368.2520.711.90.80.914.9-4.7-5.6
201726606631312358554416118.239.301.345.240-0.45.21.31.214.9-12.2-8.6
201827614641352658564616417.242.304.351.243-0.26.81.11.014.9-10.3-8.7
201928613651372559584515617.247.308.358.246-0.08.40.80.914.9-8.2-8.7
202029624671442758584715817.255.318.364.2520.311.40.50.714.9-4.7-8.8
202130602651342549574714015.248.312.359.248-0.08.50.10.514.9-7.0-8.5
2022316157013925313644714314.251.313.378.2540.311.5-0.20.314.9-3.6-8.7
202332632691442749605014214.254.319.364.2520.110.0-0.40.214.9-4.7-8.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
out of baseball3.33.96out of baseball114.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
2 93 Angel Morales 2013 .000 DNP
3 93 Christopher Grayson 2013 .000 DNP
4 93 Richie Robnett 2007 .000 DNP
5 93 Javier Herrera 2008 .000 DNP
6 93 Miguel Velazquez 2011 .000 DNP
7 93 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
8 92 Jai Miller 2008 -.015
9 92 Xavier Paul 2008 .000 DNP
10 91 Travis Taijeron 2012 .000 DNP
11 90 Ben Guez 2010 .000 DNP
12 90 Collin Cowgill 2009 .000 DNP
13 90 Nicholas Longmire 2012 .000 DNP
14 89 Brandon Short 2012 .000 DNP
15 89 Darrell Ceciliani 2013 .000 DNP
16 88 Clay Fuller 2010 .000 DNP
17 88 Xavier Avery 2013 .000 DNP
18 88 Lane Adams 2013 .000 DNP
19 87 Joe Holden 2007 .000 DNP
20 87 Blake Tekotte 2010 .000 DNP
21 87 Keon Broxton 2013 .000 DNP
22 87 D' Vontrey Richardson 2012 .000 DNP
23 87 Mickey Hall 2008 .000 DNP
24 87 Juan Valdes 2008 .000 DNP
25 87 Thomas Pham 2011 .000 DNP
26 87 Travis Witherspoon 2012 .000 DNP
27 86 Drew Stubbs 2008 .000 DNP
28 86 Steve Moss 2007 .000 DNP
29 86 Tim Wheeler 2011 .000 DNP
30 86 Trayvon Robinson 2011 .225
31 86 Abraham Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
32 86 Tim Fedroff 2010 .000 DNP
33 86 David Lough 2009 .000 DNP
34 86 Sean Ratliff 2010 .000 DNP
35 86 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
36 86 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
37 85 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
38 85 Eric Thames 2010 .000 DNP
39 85 Austin Jackson 2010 .261
40 85 Kyeong Kang 2011 .000 DNP
41 85 James Jones 2012 .000 DNP
42 85 Kyler Burke 2011 .000 DNP
43 85 Jared Hoying 2012 .000 DNP
44 85 Francisco Plasencia 2007 .000 DNP
45 85 Anthony Scelfo 2010 .000 DNP
46 85 Yohan Silva 2008 .000 DNP
47 85 Cody Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
48 85 Brady Shoemaker 2010 .000 DNP
49 85 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
50 85 J.R. Higley 2011 .000 DNP
51 85 Rafael Fernandez 2012 .000 DNP
52 84 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
53 84 Matthew Spencer 2009 .000 DNP
54 84 Jared Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
55 84 Jeremy Synan 2010 .000 DNP
56 84 Jake Blalock 2007 .000 DNP
57 84 Raul Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
58 84 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
59 84 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2011 .000 DNP
60 84 Edward Ovalle 2008 .000 DNP
61 84 Chandler Laurent 2011 .000 DNP
62 84 Clete Thomas 2007 .000 DNP
63 84 Logan Schafer 2010 .000 DNP
64 84 T.J. Steele 2010 .000 DNP
65 84 Brett Eibner 2012 .000 DNP
66 84 Matthew Sulentic 2011 .000 DNP
67 84 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
68 83 Jacoby Ellsbury 2007 .308
69 83 Ryan LaMarre 2012 .000 DNP
70 83 Alex Presley 2009 .000 DNP
71 83 Gorkys Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
72 83 Trevor Crowe 2007 .000 DNP
73 83 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
74 83 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP
75 83 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
76 83 Lance Ray 2013 .000 DNP
77 83 Carlos Moncrief 2012 .000 DNP
78 83 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
79 83 Dan Brewer 2011 .000 DNP
80 83 Scott Cousins 2008 .000 DNP
81 83 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
82 83 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
83 83 Matt Joyce 2008 .285
84 83 Angel Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
85 83 Joshua Richmond 2012 .000 DNP
86 83 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
87 83 Jiwan James 2012 .000 DNP
88 83 James Van Ostrand 2008 .000 DNP
89 83 Evan Bigley 2010 .000 DNP
90 83 Juan Portes 2009 .000 DNP
91 83 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
92 83 Steven Liddle 2011 .000 DNP
93 83 Jordan Parraz 2008 .000 DNP
94 83 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
95 82 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
96 82 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
97 82 Daryl Jones 2010 .000 DNP
98 82 Lorenzo Cain 2009 .000 DNP
99 82 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
100 82 Mike Daniel 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

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 Tools and youth remain firmly on Fields’s side. The 22-year-old rebounded enough from a dismal 2011 campaign that he ended up getting promoted to Double-A, where he acquitted himself well in a short spell. Strikeouts have been an issue throughout Fields's pro career, but he took a major step forward last year, cutting his rate down to 20 percent after back-to-back seasons at 27. With time still on his side and tools hanging out of every pocket, Fields is still viewed by the organization as a prospect, but it is time for him to start turning the dreams into reality. The team has been aggressive with him throughout, but he should spend all of 2013 in Double-A, barring a major breakout.
2012 Toolsy center fielder Daniel Fields regressed during his second spin through High-A; he was still young for the league, but if he continues to strike out in a quarter of his plate appearances he won’t have a future.
2011 The numbers above might not look very sexy, but context is like lingerie: a little goes a long way. Few high-school draftees starting their first professional season have faced as big a challenge as Fields; he was asked to change position from shortstop to center and take on an assignment to High-A. A raw athlete, Fields has a lot to learn but impressed the organization with his arm, greyhound speed, and power potential. At the plate, Fields struck out in almost a third of his plate appearances, but surprisingly drew enough walks to keep his OBP afloat. He’ll need to take better advantage of his speed in the field and on the basepaths, and cutting down on strikeouts will be atop the priorities list, but for a teenager in the Florida State League, this was an impressive year.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
In The Game: How I Learned to ScoutJordan Gorosh2014-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4Zach Mortimer2013-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2012-04-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 16Kevin Goldstein2011-05-17
Future Shock: Opening Day MadnessKevin Goldstein2011-04-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Daniel Fields a lost cause at this point?
(Yefrem from Saskatoon)
Yeah, I think so (Jason Parks)


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