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Portrait of J.J. Davis

J.J. Davis RFPirates

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 117 .179 .248 .217 .170 -0.7
Birth Date10-25-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight250 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
2002 PIT 23 9 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .089 -1.5 0.1 -0.1
2003 PIT 24 19 38 35 1 7 0 0 1 10 3 13 0 0 0 4 0 1 .200 .263 .286 .216 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2004 PIT 25 25 40 35 4 5 1 0 0 6 4 10 0 1 0 3 2 0 .143 .225 .171 .148 -3.0 -0.3 -0.3
2005 WAS 26 14 28 26 0 6 0 0 0 6 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .172 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
Career6711710661910123934110932.179.248.217.170-6.4-0.2-0.7

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
1997 ERI A- 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 AUG A 0 109 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .218 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ERI A- 0 218 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 0 365 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 0 541 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 67 252 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PIT MLB 9 11 .089 .264 .331 .417 .264 .167 103 -2 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2002 ALT AA 101 387 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 19 38 .216 .267 .334 .425 .262 .286 101 -1.8 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2003 NAS AAA 122 468 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 25 40 .148 .258 .325 .422 .262 .192 92 -4.9 1.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2004 NAS AAA 27 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WAS MLB 14 28 .172 .277 .333 .423 .264 .316 92 -2.6 0.8 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2005 CSP AAA 21 78 .224 .290 .364 .466 .275 .273 118 -2.1 1.6 -0.6 -1.6 0.5 -1.9 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
2005 NWO AAA 51 195 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1997 ERI A- 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 AUG A 109 11 21 6 0 4 11 3 24 1 1 .198 .220 .368 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ERI A- 218 25 53 12 2 8 39 20 54 4 1 .270 .344 .474 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 365 58 84 26 1 19 65 44 99 2 5 .265 .362 .533 .268 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LYN A+ 541 77 118 36 1 20 80 52 171 9 4 .243 .322 .445 .202 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 252 21 57 13 3 4 26 21 79 2 5 .250 .319 .386 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ALT AA 387 51 100 17 3 20 62 33 101 7 4 .287 .354 .526 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PIT MLB 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .089 -1.5 0.1 -0.1
2003 NAS AAA 468 68 121 29 4 26 67 35 85 23 6 .284 .344 .554 .270 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 38 1 7 0 0 1 4 3 13 0 1 .200 .263 .286 .086 .216 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2004 NAS AAA 89 11 21 6 1 8 17 3 28 3 0 .250 .276 .631 .381 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 40 4 5 1 0 0 3 4 10 2 0 .143 .225 .171 .029 .148 -3.0 -0.3 -0.3
2005 WAS MLB 28 0 6 0 0 0 2 2 7 1 1 .231 .286 .231 .000 .172 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
2005 CSP AAA 78 12 15 3 0 3 15 7 20 1 1 .224 .307 .403 .179 .224 -1.9 -1.6 -0.3
2005 NWO AAA 195 34 49 10 0 12 31 18 53 3 4 .282 .359 .546 .264 .000 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-07-15 2004-10-04 60-DL 81 75 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2004-05-19 2004-06-25 15-DL 37 34 Right Fingers Sprain Little Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 WAS $316,500
2004 PIT $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$616,500
2 yrTotal$616,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 54 d

Details
  • acquired in trade from WAS 7/05 sent outright to Triple-A 5/05 re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.3165M (05)
  • acquired in trade from PIT 11/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (04) optioned to Triple-A 8/03 recalled 8/03 sent to minor-league camp 3/03 re-signed 2/03 recalled 9/02 minors 3/02 $1.675M signing bonus
  • `97 1-

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2006 A 1st-round pick of the Pirates way back in 1997, Davis came over from the Nats in the Preston Wilson trade. Davis has showed that he`s not a bad Triple-A hitter when he`s not complaining about wanting to pitch, something he hasn`t done since high school. The prom was a long time ago; it`s time to let go, J.J. Davis has never been given regular playing time at the major league level, but this minor league free agent`s power could be useful to a team.
2005 The strong-armed former pitcher got a semi-break, in that he earned the right to be ignored on the bottom of the bench when he wasn't hurt, and get a year's worth of service time for his trouble. Dumped on the Nationals, you might harbor Kieschnickian wishes for him, but it's more a case of Jim Bowden's inevitable yen for strong arms and power and no real sense of what to do with either. Marooned, and probably destined for stardom abroad.
2003 The 2002 season was seen as Davis’s last chance after a poor performance the previous year, especially with questions about his preparation and commitment. Repeating at Altoona, the #6 pick in the 1997 draft showed some power and cut down on his strikeouts. Davis still doesn’t make enough contact to hit in the big leagues, but he now has earned another year to prove he could make an impact with his bat. Davis has a very strong arm and wanted to convert to pitching after 2001, but the Bucs wouldn’t let him. The jury is still out on that decision.
2002 The Pirates’ top draft pick from ’97 continued his descent into prospect oblivion, this time by announcing (and showing) that he doesn’t enjoy hitting or playing the outfield any more and wants to return to pitching. The Pirates haven’t decided if they want to move him to the mound; given that he has yet to have a good offensive season in the minors, there’s little to be lost if they do.
2001 J.J. Davis adjusted slowly to high-A ball, then hit 14 of his 20 homers in the second half and showed improved power to all fields. Scouts say he’s susceptible to a good breaking ball low and away, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 3-to-11 reflects his still-embryonic command of the strike zone. Power like his doesn’t grow on trees; if he can tighten his pitch selection, he’ll become a top prospect.
2000 He showed his first real power between injuries at Hickory, where elbow surgery ended his season in August. His fans in the front office rejoiced, as the breakout followed two unproductive years in the bowels of the farm system. While Davis still has a high power ceiling, his command of the strike zone remains tenuous, and he has to prove he can stay healthy for a full season.
1999 A questionable pick to begin with, Davis' tools haven't translated into professional success. One and a half years into his career, he can't get out of short-season ball, and he's stuck playing first. Maybe he'll go back to pitching. The Bucs have a bad history with first-rounders, and Davis appears to be no exception.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Astros, NationalsBaseball Prospectus2006-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 8-13Christina Kahrl2005-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
Prospectus Notebook: Friday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Spring Sleepers and BustsErik Siegrist2005-04-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 23-30, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bad Teams Get Hurt, TooWill Carroll2004-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 15-19Christina Kahrl2004-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 25-27Christina Kahrl2004-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 17-20, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Addition by SubtractionJoe Sheehan2004-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IVBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsJames Click2003-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, a HistorySteven Goldman2003-08-14


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