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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .231 3 19 23 1 .213 -0.1
Birth Date6-13-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
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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
2014 DET 24 9 12 12 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .250 .333 .211 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
Career9121223100402000010.250.250.333.211-0.3-0.0-0.0

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
2011 WMI A 9 38 .097 .220 .306 .326 .243 .087 98 -6.6 1.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -6.2 -0.7 -6.2 -0.7
2011 TGR Rk 5 16 .347 .242 .306 .353 .232 .333 102 1.7 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.9 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 LAK A+ 45 177 .259 .255 .321 .367 .246 .346 107 -0.1 5.3 3.2 0.1 -0.3 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2012 ERI AA 64 230 .177 .254 .321 .376 .254 .240 107 -19.8 6.3 3.8 -0.3 -2.2 -12.4 -1.3 -12.4 -1.3
2012 MSS Wnt 14 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ERI AA 119 486 .266 .252 .325 .380 .265 .321 99 2.9 13.2 5.3 -0.3 -0.5 19.2 2.0 19.2 2.0
2014 DET MLB 9 12 .211 .253 .310 .392 .262 .300 106 -0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2014 TOL AAA 109 460 .265 .264 .331 .402 .254 .355 100 2.5 13.8 6.8 -1.0 0.7 24.2 2.3 24.2 2.3

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
2011 TGR Rk 16 1 5 1 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 .357 .438 .643 .286 .347 1.8 -0.1 0.2
2011 WMI A 38 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 12 0 0 .059 .132 .088 .029 .097 -6.2 -0.2 -0.7
2012 ERI AA 230 15 44 12 0 2 19 8 44 2 2 .200 .227 .282 .082 .177 -12.4 -0.3 -1.3
2012 LAK A+ 177 24 46 10 0 0 20 10 29 3 0 .287 .345 .350 .062 .259 9.6 0.1 1.0
2012 MSS Wnt 43 3 8 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 0 .195 .233 .195 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ERI AA 486 50 122 30 1 8 54 30 85 3 3 .277 .328 .404 .127 .266 19.2 -0.3 2.0
2014 TOL AAA 460 49 123 34 0 7 54 25 90 9 2 .295 .343 .427 .132 .265 24.2 -1.0 2.3
2014 DET MLB 12 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .250 .250 .333 .083 .211 -0.3 -0.0 -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
2014 36 0.5833 0.5833 0.6190 0.6667 0.4667 0.7143 0.4286 0.3810
Career360.58330.58330.6190.66670.46670.71430.42860.381

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 9/1/14.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2011 (2-76) (Arkansas). $0.5779M 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 30 83 18 1 5 32 12 63 1 1 .279 .311 .408 .255 7.0 C 0 0.7
80o 293 26 73 16 1 4 28 11 60 1 1 .263 .294 .383 .240 2.5 C 0 0.2
70o 277 24 65 14 0 4 25 10 58 1 1 .251 .281 .365 .230 -0.4 C 0 -0.1
60o 263 22 59 13 0 3 23 9 56 1 1 .241 .270 .349 .221 -2.6 C 0 -0.3
50o 250 20 54 12 0 3 22 8 54 1 0 .231 .260 .335 .213 -4.4 C 0 -0.5
40o 237 18 50 11 0 3 20 7 52 1 0 .222 .250 .321 .205 -6.1 C 0 -0.7
30o 223 17 44 10 0 2 18 7 49 1 0 .212 .239 .306 .196 -7.6 C 0 -0.8
20o 207 15 40 9 0 2 16 6 47 1 0 .201 .227 .288 .185 -9.1 C 0 -1.0
10o 185 12 32 7 0 2 14 5 43 1 0 .185 .209 .264 .171 -10.7 C 0 -1.2
Weighted Mean256215612032395510.236.265.342.217-3.6C 0-0.4

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
20152525022531203227541.226.252.320.211-0.8-7.0-0.61.38.2-15.9-0.2
201626374358318153312771.233.264.330.218-1.0-9.1-0.91.814.9-25.0-0.3
201727638611413111059221332.234.268.339.224-0.6-5.1-1.62.914.9-21.4-0.5
201828631611383101058241312.234.269.338.224-0.7-5.5-1.72.714.9-21.5-0.5
20192963961141311957241311.234.269.334.223-0.8-6.4-1.72.614.9-22.2-0.5
202030621601362901056251281.233.270.333.223-0.8-6.7-1.82.314.9-22.2-0.5
202131629621392911159271320.235.274.342.228-0.5-3.9-1.72.214.9-19.3-0.5
20223260157128270953271250.229.270.325.220-1.0-8.5-1.71.914.9-23.7-0.5
202333637631392811159271360.233.272.338.225-0.7-5.9-1.71.914.9-21.0-0.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.40.30.90.9out of baseballout of baseball2.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 89)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 96 Brett Hayes 2008 .000 DNP
2 95 Sean Rooney 2010 .000 DNP
3 95 Michael Brenly 2011 .000 DNP
4 94 Manny Pina 2011 .177
5 93 Jose Gil 2011 .000 DNP
6 93 Michael Blanke 2013 .000 DNP
7 93 Jose Morales 2007 .767
8 93 Justin Dalles 2013 .000 DNP
9 93 Wyatt Toregas 2007 .000 DNP
10 93 John Hester 2008 .000 DNP
11 93 Kai Gronauer 2011 .000 DNP
12 92 Rafael Lopez 2012 .000 DNP
13 92 Brandon Bantz 2011 .000 DNP
14 92 Braeden Schlehuber 2012 .000 DNP
15 92 Carlos Corporan 2008 .000 DNP
16 91 Konrad Schmidt 2009 .000 DNP
17 91 Clint Sammons 2007 .455
18 91 Joel Naughton 2011 .000 DNP
19 91 Ralph Henriquez 2011 .000 DNP
20 91 Mayo Acosta 2012 .000 DNP
21 91 Rob Johnson 2007 .274
22 91 Bobby Wilson 2007 .000 DNP
23 91 Wilkin Castillo 2008 .214
24 91 Tuffy Gosewisch 2008 .000 DNP
25 90 Hector Gimenez 2007 .000 DNP
26 90 Lou Palmisano 2007 .000 DNP
27 90 Daniel Rohlfing 2013 .000 DNP
28 90 Kiel Thibault 2008 .000 DNP
29 90 Matt Wallach 2010 .000 DNP
30 90 Caleb Joseph 2010 .000 DNP
31 90 John Murrian 2012 .000 DNP
32 90 Luis De La Cruz 2013 .000 DNP
33 90 Jonathan Mota 2011 .000 DNP
34 89 Jonathan Jaspe 2009 .000 DNP
35 89 Geoffrey Klein 2012 .000 DNP
36 89 Kris Watts 2009 .000 DNP
37 89 Juan Graterol 2013 .000 DNP
38 89 Tony Cruz 2011 .255
39 89 Martin Maldonado 2011 .008
40 89 Anderson De La Rosa 2009 .000 DNP
41 89 Kevin Coddington 2012 .000 DNP
42 89 Phillip Britton 2009 .000 DNP
43 89 Alex Garabedian 2010 .000 DNP
44 89 Federico Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
45 89 Luis Sierra 2012 .000 DNP
46 88 Mark Thomas 2012 .000 DNP
47 88 Jesus Sucre 2012 .000 DNP
48 88 Kevan Smith 2012 .000 DNP
49 88 Devin Ivany 2007 .000 DNP
50 88 Josh Phegley 2012 .000 DNP
51 88 Jason Jaramillo 2007 .000 DNP
52 88 Cody Stanley 2013 .000 DNP
53 88 Chris Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
54 88 Salomon Manriquez 2007 .000 DNP
55 88 Drew Butera 2008 .000 DNP
56 88 Elio Sarmiento 2010 .000 DNP
57 88 Nelson Robledo 2008 .000 DNP
58 88 Jordan Pacheco 2010 .000 DNP
59 88 Jhonatan Solano 2010 .000 DNP
60 87 Jair Fernandez 2011 .000 DNP
61 87 Raul Padron 2009 .000 DNP
62 87 Bryan Holaday 2012 .200
63 87 Audry Perez 2013 .001
64 87 Gabriel Gutierrez 2008 .000 DNP
65 87 Brett Pill 2009 .000 DNP
66 86 Brad Davis 2007 .000 DNP
67 86 Jack Murphy 2012 .000 DNP
68 86 Jairo Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
69 85 Zach Zaneski 2010 .000 DNP
70 85 Torre Langley 2012 .000 DNP
71 85 Jason Bour 2011 .000 DNP
72 85 Joseph Paciorek 2013 .000 DNP
73 85 J.T. Wise 2010 .000 DNP
74 85 Jose Jimenez 2011 .000 DNP
75 85 Brad McCann 2007 .000 DNP
76 85 Johan Limonta 2008 .000 DNP
77 85 Greg Creek 2007 .000 DNP
78 85 Jaime Ortiz 2013 .000 DNP
79 85 Casey Haerther 2012 .000 DNP
80 85 Jeff Arnold 2012 .000 DNP
81 85 Brian Peacock 2009 .000 DNP
82 85 Brandon Yarbrough 2009 .000 DNP
83 85 Humberto Sosa 2010 .000 DNP
84 85 Trever Adams 2013 .000 DNP
85 85 Matt Downs 2008 .000 DNP
86 84 Cole Armstrong 2008 .000 DNP
87 84 Ed Easley 2010 .000 DNP
88 84 Nevin Ashley 2009 .000 DNP
89 84 Christian Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
90 84 Josmil Pinto 2013 .337
91 84 Mark Ori 2008 .000 DNP
92 84 J.T. Restko 2009 .000 DNP
93 84 Rene Rivera 2008 .000 DNP
94 84 Michael Collins 2009 .000 DNP
95 84 Nathan Hanson 2011 .000 DNP
96 84 Ronald Garth 2009 .000 DNP
97 84 Jake Blalock 2008 .000 DNP
98 84 Kevin Smith 2008 .000 DNP
99 84 Douglas Landaeta 2013 .000 DNP
100 84 Brian Harrison 2013 .000 DNP

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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 McCann is a defense-first catcher who draws most of his prospect value by virtue of his organization. His position helps, of course, but he might not draw as much attention in most farm systems as a glove-only catcher. One can carve out quite a living as an exceptional defensive catcher, so that will continue to be the focus for McCann, with hopes that his gap power can develop into something a bit more substantial. His cleanest path to the majors would be to continue to hone his strong defense behind the dish and focus all of his hitting efforts on southpaws, because Avila—the incumbent in the majors—struggles against same-sided pitchers.
2012 Detroit's second round pick in the 2010 draft, McCann has an excellent defensive reputation with an accurate arm, a patient approach, and enough potential at the plate to think he could one day meet the minimal offensive requirements to catch in the big leagues. While that may not sound exciting, the Gerald Lairds of the world have to come from somewhere, and McCann’s ceiling is higher than that.

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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJeff Moore2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersTucker Blair2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersCraig Goldstein2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBret Sayre2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersMauricio Rubio2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersJordan Gorosh2014-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The OthersBen Carsley2014-09-04
Framing the Future: Catcher Framing Projections for 2014Harry Pavlidis2014-03-31
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Catcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-01-15


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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
2014 115 0 -0.1 -4.6 54 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -4.6

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