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Jaycob Brugman OFAthletics

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Birth Date1-18-1992
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age25 years, 8 months, 4 days
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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
2017 OAK 25 48 162 143 12 38 2 0 3 49 18 38 0 1 0 12 1 2 .266 .346 .343 .263 4.2 -2.3 0.2
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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
2013 VER A- 49 176 .273 .247 .319 .340 .268 .359 91 2.3 4.5 -1.3 3.8 -1.4 4.1 0.9 4.1 0.9
2014 BLT A 70 287 .305 .246 .315 .362 .258 .347 99 13.6 8.2 -3.2 4.2 -1.0 17.6 2.2 17.6 2.2
2014 STO A+ 50 214 .296 .271 .340 .426 .274 .311 105 7.8 5.8 -1.7 1.6 1.2 13.1 1.5 13.1 1.5
2015 MID AA 132 566 .251 .260 .328 .389 .259 .305 116 -5 15.2 -2.6 -3.4 -1.6 5.9 0.3 5.9 0.3
2015 MSS Wnt 17 72 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 MID AA 38 176 .272 .255 .320 .391 .266 .300 101 2.2 4.7 0 -7.4 -1.0 5.9 -0.2 5.9 -0.2
2016 NAS AAA 94 433 .294 .272 .335 .427 .274 .358 94 15.3 12.2 0 1.3 1.7 29.2 3.1 29.2 3.1
2017 OAK MLB 48 162 .263 .252 .319 .427 .260 .340 103 0.4 4.7 0.2 -2.3 -1.2 4.2 0.2 4.2 0.2
2017 NAS AAA 38 172 .270 .276 .343 .442 .268 .331 90 2 5.2 -0.6 -4.2 0.0 6.6 0.2 6.6 0.2

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
2013 VER A- 176 13 43 9 4 1 23 7 48 7 0 .261 .301 .382 .121 .273 4.1 3.8 0.9
2014 BLT A 287 33 69 19 4 8 37 35 65 5 2 .278 .371 .484 .206 .305 17.6 4.2 2.2
2014 STO A+ 214 34 55 6 2 13 35 16 50 3 3 .282 .332 .533 .251 .296 13.1 1.6 1.5
2015 MSS Wnt 72 8 17 3 2 0 2 6 19 0 0 .266 .333 .375 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MID AA 566 61 130 27 8 6 63 62 89 11 7 .260 .343 .382 .122 .251 5.9 -3.4 0.3
2016 MID AA 176 27 41 7 3 5 20 16 33 2 3 .261 .335 .439 .178 .272 5.9 -7.4 -0.2
2016 NAS AAA 433 50 114 26 4 7 67 36 88 5 3 .295 .352 .438 .142 .294 29.2 1.3 3.1
2017 NAS AAA 172 17 42 5 1 1 9 19 28 3 1 .275 .355 .340 .065 .270 6.6 -4.2 0.2
2017 OAK MLB 162 12 38 2 0 3 12 18 38 1 2 .266 .346 .343 .077 .263 4.2 -2.3 0.2

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
2017 661 0.4569 0.4221 0.7706 0.5828 0.2869 0.8750 0.5922 0.2294 0 0.000000
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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
2014-04-03 2014-04-10 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Oakland 11/18/16. Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2013 (17-521) (BYU).

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BP Articles

Jaycob Brugman is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Week 16J.J. Jansons2017-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Week 12J.J. Jansons2017-06-30
What You Need to Know: Something to Balk AboutAshley Varela2017-06-26
Expert FAAB Review: Week 12Mike Gianella2017-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Matt ChapmanWilson Karaman2017-06-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 11Scooter Hotz2017-06-14
Expert FAAB Review: Week 11Mike Gianella2017-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1Wilson Karaman2017-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 19-21Christopher Crawford2016-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1stChristopher Crawford2016-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Texas LeagueKit House2016-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 15-17Jeff Moore2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-30


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do with a player like Ryon Healy if you're the A's? He showed real promise last season shooting through the minors and in a half season in the majors last year. This year, he continues to show power, but everything else -- defense, on base ability, baserunning -- is lacking. With so many other DHs on the team or on the horizon, what do the A's do with a guy like Healy? He seemingly hasn't made adjustments now that pitchers have film of him. Is .250/.280/.480 a major leaguer?
(John from San Francisco)
Yeah, things didn't really turn out there the way we might've though, eh? (Full disclosure: For those of you who follow my silliness, Healy was the 2016 Full Vogelsong Player of the Year as well as the must of August.) But he's pretty much the hitter PECOTA anticipated; we had him at .260/.291/.406, .253 TAv, before the season. He's actually been a little bit better, largely because everybody hits at least 20 home runs this year.

His performance equates to a .259 TAv so far, which is a little below average. That works on the right side of defensive spectrum, but not at the left end where Healy resides. We've got him finishing the year with 1.0 WARP on the nose, about half of last year's 1.9 in more than double the playing time. That's not good! But it's still a major leaguer.

On the other hand, it's not THAT bad. He has, to date, the fourth-highest TAv among DHs (assigning all of his plate appearances to DH, where he's played the most). That is, in case you weren't sure, totally nuts, Cruz, Encarnaction, HanRam, then Healy. Ahead of, among others, Holliday and Morales and Trumbo and Beltran and VMart and Pujols. So on a *relative* basis, he's decent for a DH. Add in the fact that he can play the two infield corners, giving him some defensive value relative to the bat-only guys, and he has some value.

But to your point--yeah, this is probably what we're going to get. (I should also note that FRAA isn't as down on his fielding as DRS and especially UZR.) He'll turn 26 in January, so there probably isn't a gang of development to go. And as you point out, on a team with Matt Olson and Matt Joyce and Jaycob Brugman and Stephen Vogt, he's a little redundant. Realistically, I'd expect him to stick with the team until there's someone on the farm who *has* to take his place. He's not old, he's cheap, and he isn't going to kill you at the corners. So he has value. (Rob Mains)
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, what do you think of a CF platoon of Jake Smolinski (against lefties) and Jaycob Brugman (against righties) for Oakland?
(John from San Francisco)
It's interesting! I'm a big platoon fan and I don't know why more managers don't try them. I suppose it can be a bit of a drain on roster construction, but so long as you're platooning just a few positions, it can't hurt too badly, right? Just more bench bats.

In any case, I think that makes a lot of sense. I always like Smolinski as a prospect, and even if he has lost some of his luster, you have to think he'd be able to handle the short side of a platoon. And Brugman is exactly the kind of guy you want on the other side -- nice, but not overwhelming stats, so you aren't exactly wasting him.

Like I said, I love platoons, haha, so I'm for it. That said, it'll depend a lot on whether Smolinski and Brugman can handle being in a part time role, both ego-wise and psyche-wise. I know that sounds meat headed or vague, but I think platoons fall apart most because guys either can't handle being routinely benched or their routine can't handle it. (Trevor Strunk)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jaycob Brugman? Has looked good the last two years and was extremely clutch in this years Texas League playoffs. Chance to be a decent MLB OFer?
(Nick from NYC)
He's sort of interesting. Not five who are just interesting interesting but hes interesting. There's a lot of 45 and 50's there, which means he's probably a fourth outfielder, but fourth outfielders are valuable. (Christopher Crawford)


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