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Portrait of Josh Elander

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .230 6 23 27 1 .238 -0.4
Birth Date3-19-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 6 days
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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

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
2012 DNV Rk 36 145 .296 .251 .320 .383 .254 .277 102 6.1 4.5 0.7 0.6 1.1 12.8 1.3 12.8 1.3
2013 ROM A 74 310 .329 .247 .312 .364 .258 .373 99 22.4 8.7 -2.4 -4.0 -1.4 26.1 2.3 26.1 2.3
2013 LYN A+ 61 252 .258 .258 .332 .385 .255 .316 104 -0.7 7.4 -2.2 -5.5 -1.1 1.6 -0.4 1.6 -0.4
2014 LYN A+ 37 163 .244 .265 .333 .392 .264 .262 102 -2.9 4.8 -1.4 1.1 0.4 -1.9 -0.1 -1.9 -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
2012 DNV Rk 145 19 32 6 2 4 19 16 19 3 1 .260 .366 .439 .179 .296 12.8 0.6 1.3
2013 LYN A+ 252 28 58 12 0 4 32 26 48 3 1 .262 .345 .371 .109 .258 1.6 -5.5 -0.4
2013 ROM A 310 47 89 22 3 11 61 29 61 6 2 .318 .381 .536 .218 .329 26.1 -4.0 2.3
2014 LYN A+ 163 19 30 9 0 2 21 20 32 6 0 .219 .319 .328 .109 .244 -1.9 1.1 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-06 2014-05-20 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

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 524 61 132 25 1 15 62 43 123 2 1 .279 .338 .433 .284 22.2 LF -9, C 0 1.5
80o 498 55 118 22 1 13 56 38 121 2 1 .262 .319 .406 .268 13.4 LF -8, C 0 0.6
70o 480 50 108 20 1 12 52 35 119 2 1 .249 .305 .386 .256 7.5 LF -8, C 0 0.0
60o 465 47 102 19 1 12 49 33 117 1 1 .239 .293 .370 .246 2.8 LF -8, C 0 -0.5
50o 450 44 95 18 1 11 46 31 115 1 0 .229 .282 .355 .237 -1.3 LF -7, C 0 -0.9
40o 435 41 88 16 1 10 43 28 113 1 0 .220 .271 .340 .227 -5.2 LF -7, C 0 -1.3
30o 420 38 81 15 1 9 40 26 111 1 0 .209 .259 .324 .217 -9.0 LF -7, C 0 -1.7
20o 402 34 74 14 1 8 37 24 108 1 0 .197 .245 .305 .206 -13.1 LF -7, C 0 -2.1
10o 376 30 64 12 1 7 32 20 104 1 0 .181 .226 .279 .189 -18.1 LF -6, C 0 -2.6
Weighted Mean458469818111473211611.234.288.363.2420.9LF -7, C 0-0.7

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
201524250285110162620631.224.287.357.236-0.5-0.7-0.5-1.014.9-14.2-4.0
201625250295210072819671.232.292.379.2460.15.3-0.5-1.014.9-8.1-4.0
20172625025485362415701.207.258.325.218-1.7-11.20.2-1.114.9-25.3-4.0
201827603681262411766451602.229.288.371.242-1.00.1-1.2-2.814.9-10.8-9.6
201928638731322421870491711.227.289.369.241-1.2-0.7-1.3-3.214.9-11.2-10.2
202029622711302411768481601.230.292.368.243-1.10.1-1.4-3.214.9-10.2-9.9
202130635731322411869521610.230.296.369.245-1.00.9-1.5-3.514.9-9.1-10.1
202231628711302311768491600.229.291.366.242-1.2-1.0-1.5-3.614.9-10.8-10.0
202332637731362511668541500.238.304.371.249-0.83.0-1.6-3.914.9-6.5-10.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.44.836.26.82.225.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 96 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
2 93 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
3 92 Chris Pettit 2008 .000 DNP
4 92 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
5 92 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
6 92 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
7 92 John Tolisano 2012 .000 DNP
8 91 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
9 91 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
10 91 Eric Thames 2010 .000 DNP
11 91 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
12 90 Sean Henry 2009 .000 DNP
13 90 Angelo Songco 2012 .000 DNP
14 90 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
15 90 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
16 89 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
17 89 Chad Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
18 89 Elijah Dukes 2007 .245
19 89 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
20 88 Alex Hassan 2011 .000 DNP
21 88 Matthew Spencer 2009 .000 DNP
22 88 Juan Portes 2009 .000 DNP
23 87 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
24 87 Thomas Neal 2011 .000 DNP
25 87 Eric Fryer 2009 .000 DNP
26 87 Daniel Dorn 2008 .000 DNP
27 87 Jared Hoying 2012 .000 DNP
28 87 Kyeong Kang 2011 .000 DNP
29 86 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
30 86 Daryl Jones 2010 .000 DNP
31 86 Khris Davis 2011 .000 DNP
32 86 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
33 86 Tyler Colvin 2009 .187
34 85 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
35 85 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
36 85 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
37 85 Jordan Brown 2007 .000 DNP
38 85 Brady Shoemaker 2010 .000 DNP
39 85 Neil Medchill 2010 .000 DNP
40 85 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
41 85 Jeremy Synan 2010 .000 DNP
42 85 Jake Blalock 2007 .000 DNP
43 85 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
44 84 Shawn Payne 2013 .000 DNP
45 84 Cyle Hankerd 2008 .000 DNP
46 84 Ty Wright 2008 .000 DNP
47 84 Steven Selsky 2013 .000 DNP
48 84 Tyler Collins 2013 .000 DNP
49 84 Xavier Paul 2008 .000 DNP
50 84 James Van Ostrand 2008 .000 DNP
51 84 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
52 84 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
53 84 Tim Smith 2009 .000 DNP
54 84 Christian Marrero 2010 .000 DNP
55 84 Dan Brewer 2011 .000 DNP
56 84 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
57 84 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
58 84 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
59 84 J.D. Martinez 2011 .258
60 83 Michael Saunders 2010 .244
61 83 Moises Sierra 2012 .222
62 83 Whit Merrifield 2012 .000 DNP
63 83 Lance Ray 2013 .000 DNP
64 83 Kevin Keyes 2012 .000 DNP
65 83 Austin Jackson 2010 .261
66 83 Oscar Tejeda 2013 .000 DNP
67 83 Adam Milligan 2011 .000 DNP
68 83 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
69 83 Rene Tosoni 2010 .000 DNP
70 83 David Winfree 2009 .000 DNP
71 82 Brandon Short 2012 .000 DNP
72 82 Nate Schierholtz 2007 .240
73 82 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
74 82 Johermyn Chavez 2012 .000 DNP
75 82 Robby Hefflinger 2013 .000 DNP
76 82 Wes Bankston 2007 .000 DNP
77 82 Miguel Velazquez 2011 .000 DNP
78 82 David Mailman 2012 .000 DNP
79 82 J.T. Restko 2008 .000 DNP
80 82 Kevin Clark 2009 .000 DNP
81 82 Ronnie Welty 2011 .000 DNP
82 82 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2011 .000 DNP
83 82 Javier Herrera 2008 .000 DNP
84 82 Jim Gallagher 2009 .000 DNP
85 82 Jon Jay 2008 .000 DNP
86 82 Shannon Wilkerson 2012 .000 DNP
87 82 Matt Joyce 2008 .285
88 81 Taylor Motter 2013 .000 DNP
89 81 Micah Schnurstein 2008 .000 DNP
90 81 Trayvon Robinson 2011 .225
91 81 Chad Tracy 2009 .000 DNP
92 81 Tyler Townsend 2011 .000 DNP
93 81 Roger Kieschnick 2010 .000 DNP
94 81 Ryan Wheeler 2012 .236
95 81 Billy Nowlin 2010 .000 DNP
96 81 John Shelby 2009 .000 DNP
97 81 Wes Hodges 2008 .000 DNP
98 81 Daniel Paolini 2013 .000 DNP
99 81 Colin Curtis 2008 .000 DNP
100 81 Brandon Snyder 2010 .233

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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).

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 27Zach Mortimer2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1-2Zach Mortimer2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 24-27Zach Mortimer2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5Zach Mortimer2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDissecting the Draft: IntroductionNick J. Faleris2013-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have a sleeper prospect or two who is not on many radars that you think could make a big jump this season?
(Jay from Madison)
I really like Josh Elander, Braves 6th Rounder from last June, as a potential everyday bat with a chance to stick at catcher. I also really liked the hit tool on Nathan Mikolas (Yankees 4th Round), though he has received mixed reviews from pro scouts. Cold weather kid that will take some reps, but could be a nice little bat. Those are deeper guys. Fringe-sleeper, how about Nick Williams (Texas) and Kyle Crick (Giants). Do they count? Give me the Aviles (Indians), Norris (Blue Jays), Howard (Indians) trifecta for "bounceback" lotto tickets. (Nick Faleris)


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