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Portrait of Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts CFRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 213 .291 .368 .444 .300 1.7
Birth Date10-7-1992
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
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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 BOS 21 52 213 189 34 55 12 1 5 84 21 31 2 0 1 18 7 3 .291 .368 .444 .300 16.5 -1.3 1.7
Career52213189345512158421312011873.291.368.444.30016.5-1.31.7

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 RSX Rk 1 4 .371 .271 .321 .343 .251 .500 99 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2012 LOW A- 71 292 .293 .243 .310 .340 .261 .298 89 10.1 8.0 0.3 2.5 2.2 22.0 2.6 22.0 2.6
2013 GRN A 76 340 .329 .245 .313 .356 .258 .322 101 24.8 9.6 -0.4 -4.0 4.7 36.3 3.4 36.3 3.4
2013 SLM A+ 51 211 .331 .257 .335 .391 .258 .346 108 16.5 6.2 -0.4 7.1 3.0 27.6 3.5 27.6 3.5
2014 BOS MLB 52 213 .300 .245 .308 .376 .257 .327 103 7.9 5.5 -0.1 -1.3 3.2 16.5 1.7 16.5 1.7
2014 PME AA 54 253 .346 .257 .323 .383 .259 .366 101 22.4 7.0 -0.3 2.2 6.2 34.6 3.9 34.6 3.9
2014 PAW AAA 45 211 .317 .270 .338 .404 .257 .380 98 13.8 6.3 0 -0.4 2.4 21.7 2.1 21.7 2.1

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
2011 RSX Rk 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .371 0.9 0.0 0.1
2012 LOW A- 292 34 67 8 1 0 31 32 30 20 4 .267 .352 .307 .040 .293 22.0 2.5 2.6
2013 SLM A+ 211 30 63 12 3 7 39 23 17 20 2 .341 .414 .551 .211 .331 27.6 7.1 3.5
2013 GRN A 340 63 82 24 1 8 26 58 40 18 2 .296 .418 .477 .181 .329 36.3 -4.0 3.4
2014 PAW AAA 211 31 62 12 2 5 31 26 30 11 4 .335 .417 .503 .168 .317 21.7 -0.4 2.1
2014 PME AA 253 56 76 18 3 6 34 35 20 22 3 .355 .443 .551 .196 .346 34.6 2.2 3.9
2014 BOS MLB 213 34 55 12 1 5 18 21 31 7 3 .291 .368 .444 .153 .300 16.5 -1.3 1.7

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
2014 927 0.5275 0.3603 0.8832 0.5031 0.2009 0.9309 0.7500 0.1168
Career9270.52750.36030.88320.50310.20090.93090.750.1168

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $

 

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

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Boston 6/28/14.
  • Drafted by Boston 2011 (5-172) (Overton HS, Brentwood, Tenn.). $0.75M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)If one player would be Arnold's character (Dutch) from Predator, who would it be? Who would be Carl Weather's character (Dillion)? Who would be the lithe S. American woman/prisoner?
(richardkr34 from Minneapolis, MN)
I'll give Byron Buxton the nod as Dutch. He's that type of talent who can control the game and outsmart even the most lethal of hunters in the Universe. Mookie Betts is Dillon for me. Initially, I was just lukewarm on Betts, much like the viewer is with Dillon at the beginning of Predator, especially after he uses Dutch's team to "get the job done." I didn't really trust it with Betts at first, but like Dillon by the end you are fully on board. As for the S. American woman, I am thinking Albert Almora. The performance hasn't really matched the tools, kind of like how she pretended she didn't know English and was holding back, but made it to the chopper and ended up beating everyone's expectations by surviving. That's a compliment for Almora as I'm big on him being a good major-leaguer. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)For 2014, who do you buy for a more productive year, Kolten Wong or Mookie Betts?
(allangustafson from Sun Diego )
I expect Wong to bounce back with a strong season in 2014, but Betts is the more talented player and I have faith in his approach at the plate. I think he's in for a very good campaign. Give me Mookie. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you see this breakout coming from Mookie Betts? What is your outlook on his career?
(Rico from Idaho)
No one could have seen this coming. I mean, the guy batted .400 for about a two month stretch. You can't predict that. That said, the signs were there. He's always had a good hit tool and good production, and I've already made my feelings clear about K/BB rate being a good indicator of future success. His was fantastic. It's not shocking he's turned into a very good player. I think he'll be an everyday player somewhere for somebody. I don't know what the Red Sox plan is because he's not unseating Pedroia and they have like 72 outfielders, but he should be in someones lineup everyday this year. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Brock Holt versus Jackie Bradley Jr. versus XB versus Mookie Betts. I see three spots at best for them (although I suppose that Napoli, Victorino, Ortiz, Cespedes and Vazquez could round out a lineup, squeezing out Craig, Middlebrooks, etc.) Who do you see missing the cut?
(prophet from Undisclosed)
Bogaerts isn't sitting for anyone, and Bradley isn't starting over anyone. Betts is either going to start in RF next year, start in Pawtucket and wait for someone to get hurt or get shipped off for pitching this off-season. The guess here is Victorino or Craig gets moved, Betts starts in RF and Bogaerts at SS, with Holt on the bench and Bradley in Triple-A. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Mookie Betts a fantasy star next year? He would have had 15 HR/45 SB if he wasn't called up.
(Will from Boston)
Probably not. I'm not sure the power or the speed completely translate. That being said, I could still see 8-10 home runs with 20 steal potential in the short term. That isn't a star for me. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Right at the end of the season Devon Travis saw some time in CF. Do you think he can handle that position going forward? And do you think his bat plays in the big leagues?
(Zack from Windsor)
I don't know of any 40 runners that play CF, so I'm skeptical at best. It's nice for his value, but I don't think it necessarily means anything long term. He's not the Tigers CF of the future or anything, and the arm is below average out there. This isn't a Mookie Betts situation, Mookie is a far superior athlete. Travis' bat plays, but he's got second division upside for me at best. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you feel Cherington has handled Bogaerts and Mookie Betts this year?
(Steve from Baltimore)
I think he's done fine. It's been a rough year for the Sox, but I'm not sure what other choices he had for Betts. The guy was just demolishing the minors and they could use him at the major league level. I know he's not playing consistently right now, but there's a lot to learn by being in a major league clubhouse, so I don't think he's done wrong there.

As for Bogaerts, I know the shift to 3B upset people, but at that point they were trying to make a push and a small short-term sacrifice isn't that big a deal. He knew he could put Xander back at SS later on in the season if he needed to. Bogaerts is a high-makeup guy and my guess is they thought he could handle being moved around a bit. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)While the dust settles and you keep your eye on the horizon, where do you see Mookie Betts fitting-in positionally in 2014 and beyond?
(pat the bat from s&m)
He's clearly an OF with the Red Sox. I think they either use him as trade bait -- his best position is 2B, if he goes elsewhere -- or they keep him as a handicap for a Craig/JBJ/Cespedes OF with Victorino as the odd man out. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think there's a good chance Mookie Betts gets moved back to the IF next year? Drew is a one year rental and obviously not doing so well.
(howling wolf from Bethesda MD)
It's possible that the Red Sox decide to make a move like that, but I'm not sure where he plays. I don't like the defensive profile for Betts at shortstop and I don't see Boston moving Pedroia to another position or out of town. That leaves third base and I'm not sure they'd be eager to make that move with other options there, including possibly Bogaerts if they go another direction at shortstop. Betts may be in the outfield for the forseeable future. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Just traded the hype machine Mookie Betts in my 24 team dynasty league for Jonathan Gray, you like?
(bigwhitesled from Seattle)
I like that. All respect to Mookie but I think Gray returns more value. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)So is Mookie Betts just a mediocre prospect on an early season hot streak?
(Chris from LA)
He's somewhere in between that and what most Red Sox fans and his fantasy owners will have you believe. Look, Mookie can hit. He controls the strike zone great and has a plus hit tool. That's a legit prospect and every player would like to start out with that skill set. He can also play a good second base, so he's going to be an everyday player in the big leagues, though it won't be at second base in Boston. He has some power, especially for the position, but it's not enough to make him a middle of the order hitter, so that limits his ceiling, but it's not a knock on him. That's just not his game. His game his hitting over .300, which he's going to do. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy-wise, who do you like more: Mookie Betts or Arismendy Alcantara?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
I'll take Alcantara, but I don't feel great about it. I think both have 20-steal potential, but I think Alcantara will hit for more power and is a better bet to play middle infield, which ups his fantasy value to me. Mookie Betts is obviously no joke, though. Can flat-out hit the baseball and has a great idea of what he's doing at the plate. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Jordan! Before the year started, the BPro prospect list had Joey Gallo 95th and Mookie Betts unranked, but the Oliver Projection System had them both in the top 15. Similar story with Jesse Winker too. Should we just be scouting the stat lines, at least for position players?
(Harry from Decatur)
No. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)So with what you said about what you look for in hitters about speed and hit/power, what do you think of Mookie Betts, a guy who seems to at least have the hit part, and the speed part down, with hopefully power coming later.
(Frank from Boston)
I think you could be looking at a first division Mookie. Mookie has basically hit his way up the chain. Hitters hit. I don't know how it works out in Boston, as he's clearly blocked. But if he is moved, I think he's going to play every day at 2B. Right now, it's about improving on balls that are on the inner half for him. But, he barrels everything. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Mookie Betts ever play a game in Fenway Park in a Red Sox uniform?
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
Yes. And as a little guy named Mookie, I would think he'd get said uniform quite dirty. (Zachary Levine)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff Samardzija for Mookie Betts and Henry Owens. Who says no?
(JMR from Chicago)
The Cubs? (Jason Parks)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Mookie Betts now the best second base prospect? He is looking incredible out there. Thoughts?
(Mark from Boston)
He's certainly in the discussion. Mookie can flat out hit and second base isn't a deep prospect position right now. He didn't make the Top-101, and six second basemen did. I don't know if I can jump him that high, especially when Kolten Wong came in at number 33. If we had a re-do, however, you can be sure he'd be in there. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)At what point does a player's on the field performance shatters the scouting projections for him? Specifically Mookie Betts just can't anything wrong.
(redsoxin2004 from Columbia)
The scouting projections on Betts are pretty good, no? Parks had him as an above-average regular before the season started, and wrote that some scouts see an impact player.

To answer the question: in the majors and sometimes in the high-minors. Minor-league stats just don't mean a whole lot, but there are cases where guys hit the whole way through and earn an opportunity because of it. (The inverse is true, too.) Once you reach the majors, the clock starts ticking on when that projection has to turn into production, or that production has to remain production in order to stick around.


To answer your question: the majors. There are some cases where a player who lacks the physical projection can earn a big-league look based on his stats in the upper minors. (In fact, we're seeing that with Solarte and Anna in New York right now.) For the most part, though, teams want reasons to believe the player can stick. Some of these guys with gaudy numbers in the minors have flaws that aren't visible through the numbers, but are obvious to those who watch them day in and day out. Be it a slow bat, a shaky approach, whatever.

That's not to say teams are infallible or anything, mind you. That's just how the system tends to work. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Mookie Betts hitting so well in the minors, and Sizemore and Bradley Jr. not doing so well in the majors, is there a positional change to CF for him in the near future?
(Jason from MD)
That would surprise me. Bradley Jr. is a ferocious defender out there, and he's going to hit more than he has. Sizemore, hey, who knows, but Nava probably gets the first phone call if/when the Red Sox decide to move on.

Asking where Betts is going to play in a year or two is a fair question. I just don't think it's going to be center field. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have the #1 waiver claim in my dynasty league. Waiting for a decent prospect to get the call. Of these 3 which would you use it on. Mookie Betts, Arismendy Alcantara or Garin Cecchini?
(Ned F. from Springfield)
Alcantara (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mookie Betts. No position in the majors at this time, although seeming to show that last year might not have been as big of a fluke as a lot of people thought. Your thoughts of Betts and what could possibly come of him in the majors (positional especially)?
(Derek from Boston)
Give me the dude who just flat hits everyday of the week. Remember when Xander Bogaerts didn't have a position either? These things have a way of working themselves out. We know he's not playing 2B in Boston unless Pedroia gets hurt, but guys who hit find a way into the lineup. Just let him keep hitting. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Mookie Betts getting even better or has his profile remained unchanged?
(chris from phoenix)
He's still the same player for me. The early season numbers haven't changed anything. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whats your take on Mookie Betts?
(steveg12 from CA)
I'm a little lower on Betts than some, which means I don't see a potential all-star in the profile. That said, I do like the player; a rangy 2B with plenty of run and line-drive pop in the stick. He brings a plan to the plan which will keep him in good counts and allow him to rip fastballs, something he does quite well. When I first saw him in High-A, I put a utility grade on him. He is better than that, and could end up a major league regular if everything clicks. Unless its utility, I doubt his future home is in Boston. (Jason Parks)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty League looking for a second baseman for the future. Who do you like more, Mookie Betts or Rougned Odor? Or is there someone else you think could be more promising?
(Justin from STL)
I like Odor better, Arismendy Alcantara is right there with him too. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a 12 team dynasty 2 round prospect draft, I'm looking at taking a 2B. Which one will help more down the road: Eddie Rosario, Jonathan Schoop, or Mookie Betts?
(fsumagic from TX)
Rosario will likely be the best hitter of the bunch but I dunno if he sticks at 2B. I'll go with Schoop here. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Mookie Betts could play SS at the major-league level?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think he could make it work, although it wouldn't be that smooth. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Mookie Betts exclusion based on a lack of track record? If he puts up similar numbers again this year in AA, does that put in the Top 25-50 for you?
(Jason from Boston)
Top 25 seems highly unlikely. But if the bat continues to develop, yes, he will jump up the list. It's a right-side profile, so he's only going to rise so high before the reality of his profile limits him. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is Mookie Betts ceiling?
(Henri from Dominos)
Above-average regular at second base. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mookie Betts or Alen Hanson?
(Ned Flanders from Springfield)
Mookie (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Deep dynasty draft, and I'm looking at taking either Taylor Linsey or Mookie Betts with an upcoming pick. Which of these 2B do you prefer and why? Thanks!
(Nate from Brownsburg)
Betts has more upside. Lindsey is more of a solid guy to have around. (Mark Anderson)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mookie Betts ... what do you got?
(Peter from Boston)
People are getting a little out of hand with the Betts 'bation. He's an interesting player. Catalytic. I didn't see a first division talent, and I struggled to see anything more than a utility type at the end of the day. Love the range at 2B, good approach, quick hands, some pop. I don't see the big upside. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What positions will Mookie Betts and Garen Cecchini end up playing for the Red Sox?
(dawson950 from cape cod)
I'm not convinced either will ever actually suit up for the Red Sox. Neither has a clear path and neither stands up as a top flight prospect if they're moved off their current position. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the ceiling of Mookie Betts, 2B for the Class A Advanced Red Sox?
(bkobs from Massachusetts)
yet another kid I don't know. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)No hype for Mookie Betts? That walk to strikeout ratio is insane. A.J. Cole seems to be turning it back around. Any shot both players get in the top 100 by the end of the year?
(Giles from PA)
100% honesty: I know nothing of Betts. Very awesome K/BB ratio for a hitter (29 K, 46 BB). Cole, meanwhile, is one of my favorite prospects. I was thrilled when Washington reacquired him. I think he's still a ways out, but he looks sharp. (Paul Sporer)


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