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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 38)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
375 .259 0 35 24 2 .242 0.5
Birth Date10-10-1975
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age39 years, 0 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.52010
2.72011
0.52012
-0.72013
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
1998 SLN 22 45 122 114 10 29 3 2 1 39 5 9 1 0 2 11 2 0 .254 .292 .342 .216 0.1 0.2 0.0
1999 SLN 23 88 240 220 24 61 9 3 1 79 15 24 0 2 3 19 1 3 .277 .321 .359 .232 -2.4 -1.0 -0.3
2000 SLN 24 118 350 323 50 102 12 3 5 135 16 26 1 3 7 39 4 4 .316 .347 .418 .251 7.9 4.4 1.1
2001 SLN 25 144 610 564 87 173 26 4 3 216 25 43 6 1 14 38 12 3 .307 .342 .383 .249 17.8 11.1 2.8
2002 PHI 26 53 228 206 28 61 13 1 4 88 14 14 4 0 4 22 2 2 .296 .353 .427 .287 11.4 4.8 1.6
2002 SLN 26 94 367 342 47 97 19 1 5 133 12 27 4 0 9 27 3 1 .284 .316 .389 .239 6.8 3.0 1.0
2003 PHI 27 122 554 492 87 142 30 3 14 220 42 38 8 4 8 63 14 2 .289 .352 .447 .271 22.0 6.2 2.8
2004 PHI 28 126 555 503 74 150 21 0 17 222 27 39 12 6 7 55 7 4 .298 .345 .441 .270 21.0 -0.3 2.0
2005 DET 29 86 378 343 58 116 20 2 6 158 21 16 8 4 2 36 4 3 .338 .386 .461 .294 24.4 -6.6 1.8
2005 PHI 29 43 173 158 26 50 7 0 3 66 12 9 3 0 0 20 0 0 .316 .376 .418 .272 9.9 1.7 1.2
2006 DET 30 110 495 461 58 136 18 1 4 168 17 27 7 2 8 52 1 2 .295 .329 .364 .236 1.5 8.2 0.9
2007 DET 31 142 641 587 105 200 36 3 9 269 37 30 11 4 2 67 7 3 .341 .388 .458 .294 42.2 -1.7 4.0
2008 DET 32 141 629 580 90 178 34 3 8 242 35 43 6 4 4 58 7 1 .307 .350 .417 .262 23.5 -5.6 1.8
2009 DET 33 153 675 618 82 176 31 4 10 245 36 46 9 5 7 72 7 2 .285 .331 .396 .252 18.1 3.4 2.2
2010 PHI 34 132 602 554 76 165 27 2 6 214 32 47 7 8 1 52 5 0 .298 .339 .386 .274 24.5 8.5 3.5
2011 PHI 35 122 523 469 46 130 14 0 5 159 42 44 3 8 1 50 3 0 .277 .335 .339 .257 12.4 12.7 2.7
2012 PHI 36 90 328 303 28 78 15 0 2 99 18 25 2 1 4 19 0 0 .257 .302 .327 .236 -0.4 5.1 0.5
2013 MIA 37 118 416 377 33 98 13 0 1 114 23 31 9 4 3 23 2 0 .260 .315 .302 .233 -0.9 -5.5 -0.7
Career1927788672141009214234832104286642953810156867238130.297.343.397.260239.748.628.9

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
1995 PEO A 103 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 137 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 0 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 45 122 .216 .255 .320 .404 .251 .269 98 -6 3.2 1 0.2 2.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 0 265 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 88 240 .232 .270 .340 .435 .261 .305 99 -8 6.5 0.2 -1.0 -1.3 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
1999 MEM AAA 0 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 118 350 .251 .269 .346 .431 .262 .329 103 -3.7 9.6 1.1 4.4 0.6 7.9 1.1 7.9 1.1
2001 SLN MLB 144 610 .249 .263 .329 .428 .259 .328 100 -7.5 16.4 3.5 11.1 1.8 17.8 2.8 17.8 2.8
2002 PHI MLB 53 228 .287 .252 .324 .398 .256 .303 94 6.5 5.8 0.9 4.8 -1.1 11.4 1.6 11.4 1.6
2002 SLN MLB 94 367 .239 .262 .328 .419 .260 .297 99 -8.1 9.4 1.7 3.0 1.7 6.8 1.0 6.8 1.0
2003 PHI MLB 122 554 .271 .266 .331 .425 .261 .288 97 6.9 14.6 -0.2 6.2 1.1 22.0 2.8 22.0 2.8
2004 PHI MLB 126 555 .270 .265 .331 .424 .263 .294 96 5.9 16.5 -0.5 -0.3 -1.6 21.0 2.0 21.0 2.0
2004 REA AA 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SWB AAA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 86 378 .294 .262 .324 .417 .259 .338 102 13.8 10.9 -0.5 -6.6 1.0 24.4 1.8 24.4 1.8
2005 PHI MLB 43 173 .272 .278 .343 .430 .270 .322 99 2.2 5.0 -0.1 1.7 1.7 9.9 1.2 9.9 1.2
2006 DET MLB 110 495 .236 .275 .335 .438 .258 .306 106 -13.1 14.9 -0.7 8.2 -0.4 1.5 0.9 1.5 0.9
2007 DET MLB 142 641 .294 .271 .332 .425 .263 .346 103 24.3 19.0 -1 -1.7 -1.6 42.2 4.0 42.2 4.0
2008 DET MLB 141 629 .262 .266 .330 .419 .260 .319 104 1 18.2 -0.8 -5.6 3.1 23.5 1.8 23.5 1.8
2009 DET MLB 153 675 .252 .267 .333 .423 .261 .293 104 -5.9 19.4 -0.9 3.4 1.9 18.1 2.2 18.1 2.2
2010 PHI MLB 132 602 .274 .262 .328 .406 .270 .312 92 8.7 16.6 2.1 8.5 1.9 24.5 3.5 24.5 3.5
2010 CLR A+ 1 4 .000 .264 .314 .369 .243 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PHL Rk 1 3 .840 .288 .350 .416 .292 1.000 102 1.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.4 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2011 PHI MLB 122 523 .257 .252 .315 .389 .259 .292 93 -1.3 14.1 1.8 12.7 -2.0 12.4 2.7 12.4 2.7
2011 LEH AAA 2 7 .072 .246 .318 .390 .244 .000 87 -1.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2012 PHI MLB 90 328 .236 .256 .316 .404 .261 .274 98 -7.9 9.0 1.2 5.1 -1.6 -0.4 0.5 -0.4 0.5
2012 CLR A+ 3 12 .279 .288 .350 .412 .276 .417 109 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 MIA MLB 118 416 .233 .254 .313 .396 .258 .278 96 -10.7 10.9 1.5 -5.5 -0.5 -0.9 -0.7 -0.9 -0.7

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
1995 PEO A 394 43 96 7 4 2 41 18 30 7 6 .266 .296 .324 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 582 65 157 29 5 0 51 24 34 4 4 .291 .323 .363 .072 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 540 71 148 16 3 2 51 29 51 19 5 .291 .333 .346 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 265 36 69 19 1 1 21 16 15 6 3 .280 .332 .378 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 122 10 29 3 2 1 11 5 9 2 0 .254 .292 .342 .088 .216 0.1 0.2 0.0
1999 MEM AAA 124 18 33 4 1 0 10 3 11 2 0 .275 .298 .325 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 240 24 61 9 3 1 19 15 24 1 3 .277 .321 .359 .082 .232 -2.4 -1.0 -0.3
2000 SLN MLB 350 50 102 12 3 5 39 16 26 4 4 .316 .347 .418 .102 .251 7.9 4.4 1.1
2001 SLN MLB 610 87 173 26 4 3 38 25 43 12 3 .307 .342 .383 .076 .249 17.8 11.1 2.8
2002 SLN MLB 367 47 97 19 1 5 27 12 27 3 1 .284 .316 .389 .105 .239 6.8 3.0 1.0
2002 PHI MLB 228 28 61 13 1 4 22 14 14 2 2 .296 .353 .427 .131 .287 11.4 4.8 1.6
2003 PHI MLB 554 87 142 30 3 14 63 42 38 14 2 .289 .352 .447 .159 .271 22.0 6.2 2.8
2004 REA AA 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PHI MLB 555 74 150 21 0 17 55 27 39 7 4 .298 .345 .441 .143 .270 21.0 -0.3 2.0
2004 SWB AAA 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PHI MLB 173 26 50 7 0 3 20 12 9 0 0 .316 .376 .418 .101 .272 9.9 1.7 1.2
2005 DET MLB 378 58 116 20 2 6 36 21 16 4 3 .338 .386 .461 .122 .294 24.4 -6.6 1.8
2006 DET MLB 495 58 136 18 1 4 52 17 27 1 2 .295 .329 .364 .069 .236 1.5 8.2 0.9
2007 DET MLB 641 105 200 36 3 9 67 37 30 7 3 .341 .388 .458 .118 .294 42.2 -1.7 4.0
2008 DET MLB 629 90 178 34 3 8 58 35 43 7 1 .307 .350 .417 .110 .262 23.5 -5.6 1.8
2009 DET MLB 675 82 176 31 4 10 72 36 46 7 2 .285 .331 .396 .112 .252 18.1 3.4 2.2
2010 PHL Rk 3 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 .333 .840 2.3 0.0 0.2
2010 CLR A+ 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 602 76 165 27 2 6 52 32 47 5 0 .298 .339 .386 .088 .274 24.5 8.5 3.5
2011 PHI MLB 523 46 130 14 0 5 50 42 44 3 0 .277 .335 .339 .062 .257 12.4 12.7 2.7
2011 LEH AAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .072 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1
2012 CLR A+ 12 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .000 .279 1.0 0.0 0.1
2012 PHI MLB 328 28 78 15 0 2 19 18 25 0 0 .257 .302 .327 .069 .236 -0.4 5.1 0.5
2013 MIA MLB 416 33 98 13 0 1 23 23 31 2 0 .260 .315 .302 .042 .233 -0.9 -5.5 -0.7

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 2118 0.5430 0.4284 0.9313 0.5748 0.2500 0.9622 0.8471 0.0676
2009 2337 0.5550 0.4367 0.9352 0.5775 0.2587 0.9733 0.8290 0.0639
2010 2096 0.5444 0.4525 0.9134 0.5890 0.2880 0.9643 0.7891 0.0866
2011 1943 0.5383 0.4287 0.9169 0.5593 0.2731 0.9521 0.8327 0.0819
2012 1174 0.5409 0.4429 0.9115 0.5890 0.2709 0.9679 0.7671 0.0865
2013 1499 0.5504 0.4579 0.9213 0.6145 0.2656 0.9467 0.8492 0.0787
Career111670.54570.44020.92280.58220.26730.96170.82180.0764

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-17 2013-08-27 7-DL 10 10 - Head Concussion HBP - -
2013-06-11 2013-06-16 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2013-06-02 2013-06-08 DTD 6 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-03-02 2013-03-16 Camp 14 0 - Back Spasms - -
2012-09-05 2012-10-04 15-DL 29 26 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-09-01 2012-09-04 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-08-24 2012-08-28 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Soreness -
2012-07-23 2012-08-20 15-DL 28 25 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-06-06 2012-06-13 DTD 7 6 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
2012-05-20 2012-05-21 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-05-17 2012-05-19 DTD 2 2 - Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-24 Camp 5 0 Left Fingers Sprain Ring Finger - -
2011-10-11 2011-10-11 Off 0 0 - Surgery Double Sports Hernia 2011-10-11 -
2011-08-07 2011-08-22 15-DL 15 12 Left Hernia Sports Hernia - -
2011-07-05 2011-07-30 15-DL 25 19 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2011-07-03 2011-07-03 DTD 0 0 - Back Nerve Injury -
2011-06-21 2011-06-21 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion HBP -
2011-05-07 2011-05-07 DTD 0 0 Right Contusion Big Toe -
2011-03-14 2011-03-25 Camp 11 0 Left Elbow Hyperextension -
2010-10-29 2010-10-29 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Repair Tendon and Loose Body Removal 2010-10-29
2010-10-06 2010-10-06 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2010-09-28 2010-10-02 DTD 4 3 Elbow Inflammation -
2010-08-23 2010-08-23 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Soreness Bone Chips -
2010-08-10 2010-08-10 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Soreness Bone Chips -
2010-06-26 2010-07-17 15-DL 21 18 Left Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
2010-05-28 2010-06-04 DTD 7 6 Elbow Contusion Bone Chips -
2010-04-21 2010-04-23 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-03-16 2010-03-21 Camp 5 0 Right Knee Strain -
2009-06-20 2009-06-23 DTD 3 2 Left Lower Leg Tightness -
2008-09-27 2008-09-29 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-19 2008-08-22 DTD 3 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2008-04-19 2008-04-23 DTD 4 4 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-13 2008-04-14 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-06 2008-04-08 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-14 2007-08-21 DTD 7 6 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-08-11 2007-08-12 DTD 1 1 Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2007-07-08 2007-07-13 DTD 5 2 Low Back Spasms -
2007-06-14 2007-06-15 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-05-27 2007-05-29 DTD 2 2 Abdomen Spasms Oblique -
2006-08-15 2006-09-22 15-DL 38 35 Left Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2006-07-24 2006-07-25 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion HBP -
2006-05-05 2006-05-10 DTD 5 4 Low Back Strain for Several Weeks -
2005-07-12 2005-07-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-05-08 2004-06-07 15-DL 30 28 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2003-08-31 2003-09-17 DTD 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2003-07-29 2003-08-01 DTD 3 3 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2003-04-15 2003-05-01 15-DL 16 15 Right Fingers Fracture Spiral - Ring Finger -
2003-03-18 2003-03-20 Camp 2 0 Groin Strain -
2000-07-01 2000-07-16 15-DL 15 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $2,750,000
2012 PHI $6,416,667
2011 PHI $5,416,667
2010 PHI $5,166,666
2009 DET $4,600,000
2008 DET $4,600,000
2007 DET $4,600,000
2006 DET $4,600,000
2005 PHI $4,600,000
2004 PHI $3,950,000
2003 PHI $2,875,000
2002 SLN $1,750,000
2001 SLN $320,000
2000 SLN $220,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$51,865,000
14 yrTotal$51,865,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 64 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$2.75M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/20/12. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 100, 125 games.
  • 3 years/$18M (2010-12), plus 2013 mutual option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/3/09. $0.5M signing bonus. 10:$5M, 11:$5.25M, 12:$6.25M, 13:$5.5M mutual option, $1M buyout. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for Gold Glove. Philadelphia declined 2013 option 10/29/12.
  • 4 years/$18.4M (2006-09). Signed extension with Detroit 8/05. 06-09:$4.6M annually. Award bonus: $25,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2005). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/05. $0.5M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Philadelphia 6/05.
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2004). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/04 (avoided arbitration, $4.5M-$3.4M).
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2003). Re-signed by Philadelphia (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2.5M).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2002). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/02 (avoided arbitration, $2.1M-$1.5M). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from St. Louis 7/02.
  • Drafted 1994 (19-530) (Miami Dade College).

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 500 46 134 21 2 0 39 32 40 3 0 .295 .345 .353 .272 16.3 3B 5, 2B 0 2.3
80o 483 43 124 20 2 0 37 30 39 3 0 .282 .331 .337 .261 10.6 3B 4, 2B 0 1.6
70o 470 41 117 19 1 0 35 28 39 2 0 .273 .321 .326 .253 6.8 3B 4, 2B 0 1.2
60o 460 39 111 18 1 0 33 27 38 2 0 .265 .312 .317 .247 3.7 3B 4, 2B 0 0.9
50o 450 37 106 17 1 0 32 26 38 2 0 .258 .304 .308 .240 0.9 3B 4, 2B 0 0.5
40o 440 36 101 16 1 0 31 25 38 2 0 .251 .296 .300 .234 -1.8 3B 4, 2B 0 0.2
30o 430 34 95 15 1 0 29 23 37 2 0 .243 .288 .290 .227 -4.5 3B 4, 2B 0 -0.1
20o 417 32 89 14 1 0 28 22 37 2 0 .234 .278 .279 .219 -7.6 3B 4, 2B 0 -0.4
10o 400 29 82 13 1 0 26 20 36 2 0 .222 .264 .265 .208 -11.5 3B 4, 2B 0 -0.8
Weighted Mean45238107171032263820.260.306.310.2421.53B 4, 2B 00.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 24% 13% 20% 66%

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
20153925022559001612250.237.278.278.213-0.6-7.7-0.9-0.07.7-14.52.2
20164025021548101612240.231.275.274.208-0.9-10.2-0.9-0.18.5-17.82.2
20174125022558101613240.238.283.279.213-1.2-12.8-0.9-0.213.8-25.52.2
20184225021548101613260.230.273.268.206-1.8-18.4-0.9-0.214.9-32.22.2
20194325021527101613270.227.270.265.204-1.9-19.8-0.9-0.314.9-33.62.2
20204425021517101514300.219.266.256.199-2.2-22.6-0.9-0.414.9-36.32.2
2021456285112417203833790.214.259.249.193-2.5-28.2-2.3-1.114.9-39.75.5
2022466085012216203732760.216.261.251.194-2.4-27.6-2.2-1.314.9-39.05.3
2023476395212517203833850.210.255.244.190-2.7-30.4-2.4-1.514.9-41.45.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.32.22.81.10.3out of baseball12.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 68)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Mark Loretta 2010 .000 DNP
2 84 Wade Boggs 1996 .274
3 81 Craig Counsell 2009 .266
4 81 Pete Rose 1979 .300
5 79 Miguel Tejada 2012 .000 DNP
6 77 Jim Gilliam 1967 .000 DNP
7 77 Chris Gomez 2009 .000 DNP
8 76 Jeff Cirillo 2008 .000 DNP
9 76 Mark Grace 2002 .267
10 76 Scott Hatteberg 2008 .214
11 76 Mike Redmond 2009 .205
12 76 Orlando Palmeiro 2007 .218
13 76 Tony Fernandez 2000 .000 DNP
14 76 Jamey Carroll 2012 .244
15 75 Smoky Burgess 1965 .316
16 74 Barry Larkin 2002 .231
17 74 Tony Gwynn 1998 .310
18 73 Melvin Mora 2010 .273
19 72 Tim Raines 1998 .284
20 72 Miguel Cairo 2012 .184
21 72 Enos Slaughter 1954 .299
22 71 Brooks Robinson 1975 .216
23 71 Red Schoendienst 1961 .264
24 71 Art Howe 1985 .022
25 71 Willie Randolph 1993 .000 DNP
26 71 Ozzie Smith 1993 .252
27 70 Buddy Bell 1990 .000 DNP
28 70 Jackie Robinson 1957 .000 DNP
29 69 Dave Bergman 1991 .279
30 69 Dave Magadan 2001 .227
31 69 Elmer Valo 1959 .282
32 69 Rusty Staub 1982 .237
33 69 Cal Ripken Jr. 1999 .307
34 69 Scott Rolen 2013 .000 DNP
35 69 Toby Harrah 1987 .000 DNP
36 68 Rod Carew 1984 .270
37 68 Wally Joyner 2000 .274
38 68 Gregg Zaun 2009 .258
39 68 Eric Young 2005 .277
40 68 Felipe Alou 1973 .206
41 68 Jim Eisenreich 1997 .260
42 68 Bernie Williams 2007 .000 DNP
43 68 John McDonald 2013 .155
44 68 Rich Aurilia 2010 .000 DNP
45 67 Lou Whitaker 1995 .298
46 67 Geoff Blum 2011 .228
47 67 Alan Trammell 1996 .187
48 67 Bob Boyd 1958 .303
49 67 Kevin Millar 2010 .000 DNP
50 66 Dusty Baker 1987 .000 DNP
51 66 Minnie Minoso 1964 .289
52 66 Carl Furillo 1960 .175
53 66 Kenny Lofton 2005 .290
54 66 Mark Grudzielanek 2008 .261
55 66 Al Oliver 1985 .228
56 66 Nellie Fox 1966 .000 DNP
57 66 Sal Bando 1982 .000 DNP
58 66 Moises Alou 2005 .327
59 65 Sid Gordon 1956 .000 DNP
60 65 Lou Piniella 1982 .293
61 65 Tim McCarver 1980 .315
62 65 Don Slaught 1997 .135
63 65 Joe Morgan 1982 .308
64 65 Tony Graffanino 2010 .000 DNP
65 65 Derek Jeter 2012 .274
66 65 Rico Carty 1978 .308
67 65 Ted Simmons 1988 .233
68 64 Sherm Lollar 1963 .242
69 64 Jay Payton 2011 .000 DNP
70 64 Brett Butler 1995 .278
71 64 Damion Easley 2008 .247
72 64 Gene Woodling 1961 .312
73 64 So Taguchi 2008 .206
74 64 Carl Yastrzemski 1978 .278
75 63 Tony Oliva 1977 .000 DNP
76 63 Brian Giles 2009 .204
77 63 Harold Baines 1997 .284
78 63 Brad Ausmus 2007 .217
79 63 Bill Buckner 1988 .229
80 63 Jeff Conine 2004 .272
81 63 Johnny Damon 2012 .232
82 63 Johnny Logan 1964 .000 DNP
83 63 Tommy Henrich 1951 .000 DNP
84 63 Graig Nettles 1983 .294
85 63 B.J. Surhoff 2003 .274
86 63 Jose Offerman 2007 .000 DNP
87 63 Yogi Berra 1963 .311
88 62 Bubba Morton 1970 .000 DNP
89 62 Ichiro Suzuki 2012 .251
90 62 Rickey Henderson 1997 .271
91 62 Bud Stewart 1954 .042
92 62 Todd Zeile 2004 .241
93 62 Ron Fairly 1977 .286
94 62 Omar Vizquel 2005 .249
95 62 Brady Anderson 2002 .224
96 61 Luis Aparicio 1972 .254
97 61 Monte Irvin 1957 .000 DNP
98 61 Jamie Burke 2010 .000 DNP
99 61 Bill Russell 1987 .000 DNP
100 61 Paul Molitor 1995 .271

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .296 .337 .382 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .313 .307 .228
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.023 -.074 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .317 .348 .382 .270
31 vs R (2013) .232 .299 .264 .211
38 Split (2013) -.085 -.050 -.118 -.059
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 Polanco returned to Philadelphia in 2010 and failed to recapture the magic from his first stint as a Phillie or the time he spent with the Tigers in between. Stretched offensively as a third baseman anyway, his age caught up to him, robbing him of some speed and the ability to make firm, useful contact. That, in turn, sapped his batting average and rendered him a well-below-average asset. The Marlins signed him to a cheap one-year deal in the hope that there's something left in the tank.
2012 Polly had a scorching April (.398/.447/.524), one that propelled him to the All-Star game and glory in Philadelphia. That he followed it with a .248/.289/.294 May and a .213/.279/.266 June demonstrates how fleeting April stats can be. Two trips to the disabled list (lower back and sports hernia) knocked Polanco out of the lineup during the summer. When he returned, he hit a more respectable .282/.350/.331. His defense remains strong, and like Pence he had surgery to repair the sports hernia in the offseason, so despite the declining bat, Polanco is a good bet to earn his $6.25 million salary in the last year of his contract.
2011 The large-pated Polanco is a league-average hitter who played very good defense in his first full season at the hot corner. Nowhere do the rules of roster construction decree that your third baseman has to hit for power, and it’s especially unnecessary that he do so when pop is provided at so many other spots in the lineup. Some of the offensive production he offered was sapped when he was hit on the elbow by a Tim Hudson fastball in late April; a bone spur ensued and eventually forced Polanco to the DL. He underwent successful surgery to remove the offending material during the offseason and is expected to be ready for spring training. He has an otherwise strong medical track record, so the Phillies can be optimistic about his playing time, if not his ability to draw a walk.
2010 Gold Glove-winner Polanco was healthy all year, but posted the second-worst EqA of his career, and he had to rally to do even that, hitting .318 over the final two months. His EqA has dropped two years in a row; players of his age, who played regularly during the previous three years, only have one chance in four of reaching their three-year average EqA in their following year (in Polanco's case, .267, only a couple of points above average for a second baseman). Nonetheless, the Phillies jumped on Polanco early in the offseason, signing him to a three-year deal (with a mutual option for a fourth) to replace Pedro Feliz as their third baseman. Polanco did have some mildly bad luck on balls in play, so perhaps he's in line for a rebound, but even if he returns to his career rates of .303/.348/.414 that's not special production by the standards of major league third basemen, who have averaged .268/.338/.433 over the last three years. If Polanco can't get his on-base percentage back into the .350 range, the Phillies are going to find themselves trying to continue their current run of pennant winners with an aging, ineffective singles hitter at the hot corner.
2009 C'mon, you really didn't think he's hit .341 again, did you? Like Ordonez, Polanco went back to producing at his normal career rates, and because so much of the rest of the team didn't live up to expectations, Polanco was seen as one of the bad guys, despite the fact that he was still an above-average second baseman who plays good defense and smacks line drives all over the field. At $4.6 million in the final season of a four-year deal, he's a relative bargain.
2008 If this were Baseball Prospectus 1975, we'd probably be obsessed with the fact that Polanco had 200 hits and made no errors last year. We know better now. We know to look at rate stats and advanced metrics and range-based defensive models. Nevertheless, the pairing of 200 hits and no errors is a rare feat, a credit to Polanco's ability to make hard contact and to his good hands at second base. He's just the third player, along with Juan Pierre in 2006 and B.J. Surhoff in 1999, to turn the trick. Moreover, his season holds up when you consider everything else as well; that 8.6 WARP was 12th in the AL, and his 20 FRAA was fifth in the league
2007 Polanco puts the ball in play more often than any hitter in the big leagues, so even a slight decline in foot speed could mean that he`s on his way to a second career as the long-lost member of the Three Tenors. Unfortunately, that`s exactly what appears to be happening: Polanco grounded into 18 double plays in just 110 games last season, he no longer steals bases, and his SPEED score has declined for three straight years. His outstanding defense and extremely low strikeout rate should buy him a couple of years as a league-average player, but the Tigers need to move him to the bottom of the order.
2006 Polanco had the second-best batting average in the majors last year--Derrek Lee`s .335 was the only one to beat his .331--but he didn`t have enough at-bats in either league to officially qualify, an absurd situation considering the 18 games of interleague play nowadays. Polanco hits for average and some power while providing excellent defense at second or third base. Despite that, he lost playing time as a Phillie to David Bell and Chase Utley, and now the Tigers are talking about doing something similar. The only benefit might be that it keeps Polanco fresh. Regardless, he won`t hit over .330 again.
2005 Polanco has turned in an admirable performance since joining the Phillies, providing good batting averages, excellent defense, and occasional home-run power. The Phillies were planning on breaking their relationship with him, preferring young stud Chase Utley instead, but Polanco surprised them by accepting arbitration. It was, indeed, an awfully risk-averse decision on Polanco's part; even with the modest regression that PECOTA is projecting, he figures to provide comparable production to someone like Edgar Renteria or Orlando Cabrera for the next couple of seasons, and those guys had no trouble commanding top dollar on the market. If Utley bogarts his playing time as expected, the move could cost Polanco millions down the road.
2003 Placido Polanco represented only a small defensive drop-off when he replaced Scott Rolen at third base in August. His offense was a very different story. The combination makes him an average third baseman at best. Bell’s signing moves Polanco to second, where he will be a minor upgrade over Anderson. He’s not a liability, but the Phillies shouldn’t hesitate to replace him if a better option comes along.
2002 Polanco is a great defensive utility guy. His technique is excellent at three infield positions, which makes him a very valuable spare part. He's stretched to help a club beyond that role. He needs to hit .300 to have any semblance of offensive value, and he might well continue to do that. At the plate, he's a traditional slap hitter who puts the ball in play and runs. Polanco dropped more than 50 points of batting average from the first half to the second half last year. If things work out for him, he can have a peak in which he helps a club as a middle infielder. More likely is that he'll have a nice career as a defensive fill-in and bat off the bench.
2001 He just had the season of his life; outside of that, he's still potentially useful. Placido Polanco can play any infield position pretty well, he's not slow, and he's young enough to actually hold onto some of that fluke batting average. In the proper role, this is a good guy to have on a club. As the everyday third baseman--his likely role in the absence of Fernando Tatis--he's lacking.
2000 Polanco was supposed to win the second-base job in camp, but a broken fingertip in the first practice game opened the door for McEwing, and now Kennedy is ready and Vina is in town, so it doesn't look like Polanco is going to get his day in the sun. He can pick it at short or second, and managed to get on LaRussa's good side for his work ethic, launching a career as a good utility infielder.
1999 Polanco was only really moved to second to make room for Ordaz, but neither of them are looking like they’re more than utility infielders or fill-ins before one of the kids claims the shortstop job for the next six or ten years. At the plate, he’s more likely to hack or make contact than Ordaz, but not much more of a hitter.
1998 A converted shortstop, Polanco has adapted to second base extremely well, and was named the All-Star second baseman in the Texas League. Hit into an incredible 31 GIDPs in ’96, but cut that down to 11 in ’97. Not an outstanding prospect, but if a manager takes a shine to him he could wind up with a career.
1997 With the highly touted defensive skills of Luis Ordaz available, Polanco has been shifted around the infield. Polanco is a contact hitter without power, but he’s young enough that he may develop some pop with time. He’s someone to watch.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has your favourite name to say? Who has your favourite other people say? Past present or future!
(otirol from Southern Ontario)
Currently it's Arismendy Alcántara, all time is a toughie, but:
Eugenio Velez
Placido Polanco
Vladimir Guerrero
Raimel Tapia
Runelvys Hernandez


are a few of my all time favorites. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich is having a fabulous Spring Training with the Marlins. For contract reasons we all know he won't make the team come Opening Day. But after Stanton, he's the best position player anywhere in the entire organization, isn't he? Though that might not be saying more about the Marlins than it is about Yelich.
(Paul from DC)
Stanton is definitely No. 1, and I guess you could make an argument for Yelich as No. 2 right now. PECOTA says Justin Ruggiano should be a 2+ win player this year, which is a nice development for them. But I wouldn't be stunned if Yelich could come up now and outplay that.

By the way, Placido Polanco is third on that list. So yeah, that says something about the Marlins. (Zachary Levine)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Jason. Good work to you and BP in strengthening the prospect coverage. Future is looking good. Can you compare/contrast 2B prospects Jonathan Schoop and Rougned Odor? Seems like the shine is off of Schoop a bit after a subpar season, numbers-wise. What have you heard from scouts about what the numbers might not be telling us? He was young for that level so I'm hoping the numbers are not a huge red flag. Similarly, do you like what you are seeing/hearing about Odor?
(ORWahoo from Tigard, OR)
Very different players. Schoop has good size and an impressive physical quality about him. I think he could develop into an average offensive player, and maybe develop a little more pop than expected. Odor is a Gestalt prospect, with his overall grade being more impressive than any individual tool. He is a Placido Polanco type, with good actions/range at 2B, and a quick bat capable of line-drive pop. He's a major league regular for me. I would take him over Schoop. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)That's funny, I never even think of C as a position since I've never, ever had a good C before.
(kddean from loop)
That might be a mistake. Catcher is the most scarce and definitely needs to be paid attention to. Their stats count just as much as anyone else's. Would you rather have Brian McCann and Placido Polanco or Pablo Sandoval and George Kottaras? (Derek Carty)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)They're being paid about the same, who do you like more at third base? Brandon Inge or Placido Polanco?
(singledigit from rainy San Diego)
I'm assuming the third option is a hole in my head, because I'm not wild about either for more than place-holding purposes. Inge can be a great defender, but he's not very valuable against right-handed pitching. Polanco at least provides positional flexibility, so I'd favor him. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)More ridiculous recipient of an MVP vote this year, Placido Polanco or Jeremy Affeldt?
(brian from brooklyn)
More ridiculous is Chase Utley falling out of the top five. (Eric Seidman)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would this offseason be a good time for the Reds to trade Brandon Phillips, what with Todd Frazier coming down the line and their whole payroll going to about four players? It seems like they could get something real pretty in return.
(Charles from Detroit)
It's worth considering, because after Mark DeRosa and Orlando Hudson in the free-agent pool, you've got Placido Polanco. The problem will be Phillips' back-loaded contract and whether the Reds will eat any of it, because otherwise the number of teams willing to trade for a guy due to make $11 million in 2011 are few and far between. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)At roughly 40 games in, could you handicap the AL Central? Can the Tigers still go the distance w/o much from Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, and Placido Polanco?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
The best single unit is the Tigers' rotation, which has been very good. I don't think Dontrelle Willis is the solution in the #5 slot--I'd rather see Bonderman replace him than Galarraga--but Verlander/Jackson (11 walks!)/Porcello is a great way to start. They need some bullpen help and maybe a lefty bat, although Larish could fill that role. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game FiveOne question I'll throw out there is, if Longoria and Pena finish the Series without hits, how historic is that? I've been looking over the records in a desultory fashion, and you can find examples like Scott Rolen in 2004 (0-15) or Placido Polanco in 2006 (0-17), but I still haven't gotten to the last time a pair of teammates were shut out. (Steven Goldman)
 

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