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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .238 0 0 0 0 .224 0.0
Birth Date11-19-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age26 years, 11 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.12012
0.22013
-0.12014
+proj
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
2012 DET 24 6 13 12 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .200 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2013 DET 25 16 33 27 8 8 1 0 1 12 2 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 .296 .367 .444 .341 1.8 0.2 0.2
2014 DET 26 62 171 156 14 36 5 1 0 43 8 37 1 4 2 15 1 1 .231 .266 .276 .206 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
Career8421719525477115910422461711.241.280.303.2262.6-0.10.3

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+ 44 188 .244 .258 .327 .367 .263 .283 90 -3.2 5.2 1.6 -0.0 -0.4 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 ERI AA 95 371 .248 .255 .320 .385 .268 .291 91 -5.1 10.9 6.2 -0.3 -4.0 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2012 DET MLB 6 13 .200 .268 .332 .423 .267 .300 107 -0.8 0.4 0.2 -0.0 1.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 TOL AAA 75 282 .240 .254 .326 .390 .250 .280 99 -6.3 8.4 5.1 0.3 -1.3 5.3 0.6 5.3 0.6
2013 DET MLB 16 33 .341 .255 .316 .407 .268 .304 101 2.6 0.9 0.5 0.2 -0.9 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 TOL AAA 80 320 .254 .245 .314 .366 .243 .309 96 -2 9.2 4.8 -1.8 -0.7 11.8 1.0 11.8 1.0
2014 DET MLB 62 171 .206 .267 .324 .411 .268 .293 107 -8.7 4.4 2.6 -0.2 0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

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
2010 LAK A+ 188 14 35 8 0 3 12 21 43 0 0 .220 .337 .327 .107 .244 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2011 ERI AA 371 35 80 18 0 7 42 27 76 6 1 .242 .304 .361 .118 .248 7.0 -0.3 0.7
2012 DET MLB 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .083 .200 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2012 TOL AAA 282 18 60 12 1 2 25 22 43 2 0 .240 .312 .320 .080 .240 5.3 0.3 0.6
2013 TOL AAA 320 28 75 18 1 4 24 18 57 0 1 .260 .312 .372 .111 .254 11.8 -1.8 1.0
2013 DET MLB 33 8 8 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 .296 .367 .444 .148 .341 1.8 0.2 0.2
2014 DET MLB 171 14 36 5 1 0 15 8 37 1 1 .231 .266 .276 .045 .206 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

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
2012 43 0.6047 0.5814 0.9200 0.7308 0.3529 1.0000 0.6667 0.0800
2013 122 0.5820 0.5410 0.8788 0.6761 0.3529 0.9167 0.7778 0.1212
2014 617 0.5251 0.5348 0.7848 0.7191 0.3311 0.8798 0.5567 0.2121
Career7820.53840.53830.80690.7130.33570.89220.59720.1907

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 DET $502,000
2013 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$502,000
1 yrTotal$502,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 107 d1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Detroit 6/6/12.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2010 (6-193) (TCU). $0.115M 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 315 32 81 16 1 5 33 18 54 1 0 .288 .332 .429 .271 12.1 C 0 1.3
80o 293 28 72 15 1 4 29 16 52 1 0 .271 .315 .403 .256 7.2 C 0 0.7
70o 276 26 65 13 1 4 26 15 50 1 0 .260 .302 .384 .246 4.1 C 0 0.4
60o 263 23 59 12 1 3 24 13 48 1 0 .250 .292 .368 .237 1.7 C 0 0.1
50o 250 22 55 11 1 3 23 12 47 1 0 .241 .281 .354 .229 -0.4 C 0 -0.1
40o 237 20 51 10 1 3 21 11 45 1 0 .232 .271 .339 .221 -2.2 C 0 -0.3
30o 224 18 46 9 1 3 19 10 43 1 0 .222 .261 .324 .212 -4.0 C 0 -0.5
20o 207 16 40 8 1 2 17 9 40 1 0 .211 .248 .306 .202 -5.7 C 0 -0.7
10o 185 13 33 7 0 2 14 8 37 1 0 .195 .231 .282 .188 -7.7 C 0 -0.9
Weighted Mean2562258121323134710.245.286.361.2330.6C 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 9% 14% 18% 28%

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
201527250255010042213511.220.272.319.225-0.3-2.1-0.51.37.0-9.9-0.3
201628366367615153320791.230.278.329.224-0.5-3.7-0.81.811.3-16.0-0.5
201729620621292711158331281.228.277.338.228-0.4-2.8-1.42.914.9-19.2-0.8
201830625621292621057361280.227.278.331.227-0.4-3.3-1.42.714.9-19.6-0.8
20193160458120251852361250.220.274.316.220-0.9-7.6-1.42.414.9-23.6-0.8
20203262461126261954381310.223.278.322.224-0.7-5.7-1.52.414.9-21.5-0.8
202133631631252511056421360.221.280.322.224-0.7-5.5-1.52.214.9-21.2-0.8
20223460257120242750341290.219.272.310.217-1.2-9.9-1.41.914.9-25.3-0.8
202335636681412821162401260.247.301.360.2440.55.8-1.61.914.9-9.4-0.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.62.1out of baseballout of baseball0.30.23

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Kai Gronauer 2013 .000 DNP
2 91 Bobby Wilson 2009 .155
3 91 Caleb Joseph 2012 .000 DNP
4 91 Tony Richie 2008 .000 DNP
5 91 Elio Sarmiento 2012 .000 DNP
6 90 Jose Morales 2009 .260
7 90 Wyatt Toregas 2009 .172
8 90 Rob Johnson 2009 .209
9 89 Mitch Canham 2011 .000 DNP
10 89 Luis Exposito 2013 .000 DNP
11 89 Jose Gil 2013 .000 DNP
12 89 Jhonatan Solano 2012 .314
13 89 Ed Easley 2012 .000 DNP
14 88 Donny Lucy 2009 .000 DNP
15 88 Konrad Schmidt 2011 .000 DNP
16 88 Edwin Bellorin 2008 .248
17 88 Mark Wagner 2010 .000 DNP
18 88 Jonathan Jaspe 2011 .000 DNP
19 88 Bryan Anderson 2013 .082
20 88 Kyle Phillips 2010 .000 DNP
21 87 Zach Zaneski 2012 .000 DNP
22 87 Brad Davis 2009 .000 DNP
23 87 Jason Jaramillo 2009 .229
24 87 Luis Martinez 2011 .233
25 87 Chris Stewart 2008 .004
26 87 Guillermo Quiroz 2008 .183
27 87 Lars Davis 2012 .000 DNP
28 87 P.J. Pilittere 2008 .000 DNP
29 86 Doug Pickens 2011 .000 DNP
30 86 Matt Wallach 2012 .000 DNP
31 86 Chris Denove 2009 .000 DNP
32 86 Jose Lobaton 2011 .138
33 86 Jair Fernandez 2013 .000 DNP
34 86 Jordan Pacheco 2012 .247
35 85 John Suomi 2007 .000 DNP
36 85 Clint Sammons 2009 .165
37 85 Salomon Manriquez 2009 .000 DNP
38 85 Curtis Thigpen 2009 .000 DNP
39 85 Brian Ward 2012 .000 DNP
40 85 Devin Ivany 2009 .000 DNP
41 85 Jose Jimenez 2013 .000 DNP
42 85 Jean Luc Blaquiere 2012 .000 DNP
43 84 Chris Robinson 2010 .000 DNP
44 84 Shawn Riggans 2007 .040
45 84 Juan Tejeda 2008 .000 DNP
46 84 Miguel Perez 2010 .000 DNP
47 84 Stephen Vogt 2011 .000 DNP
48 84 Michael Collins 2011 .000 DNP
49 84 Brett Hayes 2010 .226
50 84 Nevin Ashley 2011 .000 DNP
51 84 Travis Scott 2011 .000 DNP
52 84 Jeff Kindel 2009 .000 DNP
53 84 Efren Navarro 2012 .000 DNP
54 84 Justin Knoedler 2007 .000 DNP
55 84 Robbie Widlansky 2011 .000 DNP
56 84 Sharlon Schoop 2013 .000 DNP
57 84 Steven Lerud 2011 .000 DNP
58 84 Manny Pina 2013 .000 DNP
59 84 Steve Clevenger 2012 .184
60 83 Drew Butera 2010 .191
61 83 Adam Moore 2010 .186
62 83 Chris Kroski 2008 .000 DNP
63 83 Michael Brenly 2013 .000 DNP
64 83 Michael Jones 2011 .000 DNP
65 83 Luis Oliveros 2009 .000 DNP
66 83 Ben Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
67 83 Cody Clark 2008 .000 DNP
68 83 Danny Lehmann 2012 .000 DNP
69 83 Wilkin Castillo 2010 .000 DNP
70 83 Mitch Abeita 2012 .000 DNP
71 83 Mike Paulk 2010 .000 DNP
72 83 James Van Ostrand 2011 .000 DNP
73 83 Mark Ori 2010 .000 DNP
74 83 Kyle Anson 2009 .000 DNP
75 82 Robinson Chirinos 2010 .000 DNP
76 82 Craig Tatum 2009 .200
77 82 Sean Coughlin 2011 .000 DNP
78 82 Ron Davenport 2008 .000 DNP
79 82 Cyle Hankerd 2011 .000 DNP
80 82 Brandon Bantz 2013 -.017
81 82 Hector Gimenez 2009 .000 DNP
82 82 Jackson Williams 2012 .000 DNP
83 82 Luke Montz 2010 .000 DNP
84 82 Logan Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
85 82 Tony Cruz 2013 .178
86 82 Gustavo Molina 2008 .166
87 82 Sean McCraw 2012 .000 DNP
88 82 Gabriel Gutierrez 2010 .000 DNP
89 82 Carlos Corporan 2010 .000 DNP
90 82 Jeremy Barnes 2013 .000 DNP
91 82 Emerson Frostad 2009 .000 DNP
92 82 Al Quintana 2009 .000 DNP
93 82 Maxwell Leon 2010 .000 DNP
94 82 Rick Guarno 2009 .000 DNP
95 82 Luke Carlin 2007 .000 DNP
96 82 Buck Coats 2008 .180
97 82 Brett Pill 2011 .315
98 81 Jeff Howell 2009 .000 DNP
99 81 Greg Creek 2009 .000 DNP
100 81 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .333 .412 .567 .367
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .289 .306 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.083 -.122 -.261 -.110
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .308 .400 .538 .361
31 vs R (2013) .286 .333 .357 .296
38 Split (2013) -.022 -.067 -.181 -.065
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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 Trading Rob Brantly to the Marlins in July and letting Gerald Laird sign with the Braves: two signs that the Tigers have confidence that Holaday can back up Avila. The team likes Holaday’s work behind the dish. The fact that he can hit some against lefties makes him a perfect caddy for Avila (career 682 OPS vs. LHP). Holaday will be given a legitimate shot to make the backup slot his own. If that doesn’t work, the Tigers will have to acquire an external solution: Victor Martinez is not seen as an option behind the dish under any circumstances.

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Overthinking It: Catcher Framing: The Season So FarBen Lindbergh2014-05-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Using BrooksBaseball, I noticed Chris Tillman used his cutter a lot more against the Tigers than the Red Sox. His control of the pitch on Sunday was the best its been in his career. In 2013, he only threw it 6% of the time because he didn't know where it was going. If he's able to get the frequency of the pitch above 10%, will he become more than just a solid #3?
(Ace from PA)
The cutter adds another weapon with a different velocity range than his other pitches, and it will be interesting to see if he adjusts his usage patterns. He currently uses the pitch almost exclusively vs RHB's, and I think that had as much to do with his DET-BOS split as anything. Detroit had just three batters from the left side in that game - VMart, Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday - while the Sawx had a more intimidating 5-pack that included Papi, Carp, Nava, Sizemore, and Pierzynski. I like Tillman's upside, and though his mechanics report card is full of average-ish grades, the guy has an incredibly tall release point (avg of 6.75 feet of height in 2013) that gives him the downhill-plane advantage. (Doug Thorburn)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2012 345 -4 -0.4 -8.3 181 -0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.4 -8.6
2013 800 -21 -2.7 -23.2 492 0.2 0.0 0.3 -2.6 -22.9
2014 3223 -58 -7.6 -16.5 1893 -3.7 -1.1 -3.9 -8.7 -20.4
total 4368 -79 -9.8 -15.6 2566 -1.5 -0.5 -1.2 -10.2 -16.9

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