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Portrait of Travis Lee

Travis Lee 1BRays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 4233 .256 .337 .408 .257 4.5
Birth Date5-26-1975
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1998 ARI 23 146 630 562 71 151 20 2 22 241 67 123 0 1 0 72 8 1 .269 .346 .429 .266 6.8 -2.8 0.4
1999 ARI 24 120 436 375 57 89 16 2 9 136 58 50 0 3 0 50 17 3 .237 .337 .363 .235 -9.7 1.0 -0.8
2000 ARI 25 72 250 224 34 52 13 0 8 89 25 46 0 1 0 40 5 1 .232 .308 .397 .241 -2.5 5.5 0.3
2000 PHI 25 56 223 180 19 43 11 1 1 59 40 33 2 1 0 14 3 0 .239 .381 .328 .248 -0.8 2.7 0.2
2001 PHI 26 157 640 555 75 143 34 2 20 241 71 109 4 9 1 90 3 4 .258 .341 .434 .275 6.8 5.5 1.2
2002 PHI 27 153 592 536 55 142 26 2 13 211 54 104 0 2 0 70 5 3 .265 .331 .394 .254 -5.7 9.6 0.4
2003 TBA 28 145 613 542 75 149 37 3 19 249 64 97 0 6 1 70 6 2 .275 .348 .459 .277 12.4 14.1 2.6
2004 NYA 29 7 20 19 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .105 .150 .158 .082 -3.7 0.2 -0.3
2005 TBA 30 129 441 404 54 110 22 2 12 172 35 66 1 1 0 49 7 4 .272 .331 .426 .264 6.2 7.2 1.4
2006 TBA 31 114 388 343 35 77 11 2 11 125 42 73 2 1 0 31 5 2 .224 .312 .364 .226 -13.0 4.9 -0.8
Career10994233374047695819116115152645770492524885920.256.337.408.257-3.247.94.5

Advanced

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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
1997 HDS A+ 0 276 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TUC AAA 0 260 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 146 630 .266 .264 .330 .411 .257 .309 97 4.1 16.3 -12 -2.8 -1.2 6.8 0.4 6.8 0.4
1999 ARI MLB 120 436 .235 .271 .341 .433 .260 .251 101 -12.6 11.9 -8.4 1.0 0.3 -9.7 -0.8 -9.7 -0.8
2000 ARI MLB 72 250 .241 .269 .342 .439 .262 .257 97 -5.5 6.9 -3.3 5.5 -0.5 -2.5 0.3 -2.5 0.3
2000 PHI MLB 56 223 .248 .256 .334 .415 .252 .286 100 -3.2 6.1 -3.9 2.7 -0.5 -0.8 0.2 -0.8 0.2
2000 ELP AA 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUC AAA 0 31 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .458 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 157 640 .275 .263 .327 .425 .260 .283 93 10.3 17.3 -12.2 5.5 -5.2 6.8 1.2 6.8 1.2
2002 PHI MLB 153 592 .254 .256 .325 .405 .257 .306 95 -3.5 15.1 -10.7 9.6 -2.9 -5.7 0.4 -5.7 0.4
2003 TBA MLB 145 613 .277 .264 .327 .418 .259 .301 98 11.1 16.7 -11.5 14.1 -4.3 12.4 2.6 12.4 2.6
2004 NYA MLB 7 20 .082 .220 .316 .355 .238 .125 111 -3.9 0.6 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -3.7 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
2004 TAM A+ 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 129 441 .264 .269 .328 .427 .263 .300 102 1.8 12.7 -7.8 7.2 0.1 6.2 1.4 6.2 1.4
2006 TBA MLB 114 388 .226 .270 .329 .426 .253 .254 106 -14.7 11.7 -7.5 4.9 -2.6 -13.0 -0.8 -13.0 -0.8

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
1997 HDS A+ 276 63 82 18 1 18 63 47 36 5 1 .363 .478 .690 .327 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TUC AAA 260 42 68 16 2 14 46 31 46 2 0 .300 .388 .573 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 630 71 151 20 2 22 72 67 123 8 1 .269 .346 .429 .160 .266 6.8 -2.8 0.4
1999 ARI MLB 436 57 89 16 2 9 50 58 50 17 3 .237 .337 .363 .125 .235 -9.7 1.0 -0.8
2000 ELP AA 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUC AAA 31 4 11 4 0 0 3 1 6 1 0 .367 .387 .500 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 223 19 43 11 1 1 14 40 33 3 0 .239 .381 .328 .089 .248 -0.8 2.7 0.2
2000 ARI MLB 250 34 52 13 0 8 40 25 46 5 1 .232 .308 .397 .165 .241 -2.5 5.5 0.3
2001 PHI MLB 640 75 143 34 2 20 90 71 109 3 4 .258 .341 .434 .177 .275 6.8 5.5 1.2
2002 PHI MLB 592 55 142 26 2 13 70 54 104 5 3 .265 .331 .394 .129 .254 -5.7 9.6 0.4
2003 TBA MLB 613 75 149 37 3 19 70 64 97 6 2 .275 .348 .459 .185 .277 12.4 14.1 2.6
2004 NYA MLB 20 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .105 .150 .158 .053 .082 -3.7 0.2 -0.3
2004 TAM A+ 13 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB 441 54 110 22 2 12 49 35 66 7 4 .272 .331 .426 .153 .264 6.2 7.2 1.4
2006 TBA MLB 388 35 77 11 2 11 31 42 73 5 2 .224 .312 .364 .140 .226 -13.0 4.9 -0.8

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
2005-05-02 2005-05-20 15-DL 18 17 Right Groin Strain -
2004-05-01 2004-10-21 60-DL 173 139 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2004-05-11
2004-03-30 2004-04-17 15-DL 18 10 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-04-14 2003-04-29 15-DL 15 13 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2000-05-25 2000-06-09 15-DL 15 14 Right Groin Strain - -
1999-08-16 1999-09-09 15-DL 24 21 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1998-07-25 1998-08-08 15-DL 14 13 Left Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 TBA $2,450,000
2005 TBA $1,300,000
2004 NYA $2,000,000
2003 TBA $500,000
2002 PHI $3,000,000
2001 PHI $800,000
2000 ARI, PHI $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,550,000
7 yrTotal$10,550,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 yScott Boras

Details
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from TB 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 9/06
  • avoided arbitration 2/06 ($2.9M-$2M), 1 year/$2.45M (06)
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 1/05, 1 year/$1.3M (05)+$0.2M bonuses
  • club declined $3M 05 option 10/04
  • 1 year/$2.25M (04)+$3M 05 club option
  • 04:$2M, 05:$3M club option $0.25M buyout
  • signed as a free agent from TB 2/04
  • club declined 04 option 10/03
  • 1 year/$1M (03)+$2.5M 04 mutual option $0.5M buyout
  • $0.5M bonuses 03-04
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 1/03
  • non-tendered 12/02
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 1 year/$3M (02), 01:1 year/$0.8M, lost arbitration ($1.6M-$0.8M)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)As long as you're talking about Philly players & the media, what happened to Rolen when he was there? He seems like a great guy but it seemed that the Phillies & the Cardinals both couldn't wait to get rid of him. Is he too thoughtful and intelligent? Bowa was kind of a knuckle scraper so I understand that one, but isn't LaRussa intelligent?
(Wendy from Chicago)
Rolen's situation in Philly was similar to Schilling's -- he wanted to win and did not see the Phillies front office or ownership doing anything to indicate that winning seasons were around the corner. I mean, their rotations were headed by Robert Person and Omar Daal, and a right side of the infield of Travis Lee and Marlon Anderson doesn't strike fear into opponents. In actuality, Rolen's departure signaled a turning point for the Phillies, who went out and signed Thome and traded for Millwood, while coming close to signing Glavine in an attempt to take the next step. (Eric Seidman)


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