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Portrait of Jason LaRue

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3103 .231 .315 .396 .242 9.9
Birth Date3-19-1974
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
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WARP Summary

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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
1999 CIN 25 36 103 90 12 19 7 0 3 35 11 32 2 0 0 10 4 1 .211 .311 .389 .229 3.1 -0.1 0.3
2000 CIN 26 31 107 98 12 23 3 0 5 41 5 19 4 0 0 12 0 0 .235 .299 .418 .250 6.0 0.5 0.6
2001 CIN 27 121 403 364 39 86 21 2 12 147 27 106 9 2 1 43 3 3 .236 .303 .404 .238 15.7 0.3 1.6
2002 CIN 28 113 397 353 42 88 17 1 12 143 27 117 13 2 2 52 1 2 .249 .324 .405 .244 14.6 0.1 1.5
2003 CIN 29 118 437 379 52 87 23 1 16 160 33 111 20 4 1 50 3 3 .230 .321 .422 .250 14.2 -0.6 1.4
2004 CIN 30 114 445 390 46 98 24 2 14 168 26 108 24 3 2 55 0 2 .251 .334 .431 .263 17.9 3.5 2.1
2005 CIN 31 110 422 361 38 94 27 0 14 163 41 101 13 2 5 60 0 0 .260 .355 .452 .272 27.0 2.3 3.0
2006 CIN 32 72 230 191 22 37 5 0 8 66 27 51 8 1 3 21 1 0 .194 .317 .346 .226 2.0 1.5 0.3
2007 KCA 33 66 195 169 14 25 9 0 4 46 17 66 4 2 3 13 1 0 .148 .240 .272 .186 -4.7 -1.2 -0.6
2008 SLN 34 61 189 164 17 35 8 1 4 57 15 20 5 2 3 21 0 0 .213 .296 .348 .220 -1.2 0.4 -0.1
2009 SLN 35 51 112 104 10 25 3 0 2 34 3 22 4 0 1 6 1 0 .240 .288 .327 .215 -1.6 0.2 -0.1
2010 SLN 36 29 63 56 3 11 1 0 2 18 5 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 .196 .274 .321 .223 -0.4 -0.1 -0.0
Career92231032719307628148796107823776010718223481411.231.315.396.24292.67.09.9

Advanced

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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
1995 BIL Rk 58 215 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CWV A 37 137 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CWV A 0 525 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA 0 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .407 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IND AAA 0 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CIN MLB 36 103 .229 .270 .343 .422 .260 .291 100 -3.7 2.8 2 -0.1 -0.3 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
1999 IND AAA 0 282 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 31 107 .250 .272 .345 .433 .264 .243 100 -1.2 2.9 2 0.5 0.3 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2000 LOU AAA 0 337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 121 403 .238 .262 .328 .427 .259 .298 101 -9.9 10.9 6.9 0.3 0.4 15.7 1.6 15.7 1.6
2002 CIN MLB 113 397 .244 .257 .329 .409 .258 .336 104 -6.9 10.1 6.9 0.1 1.1 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
2003 CIN MLB 118 437 .250 .257 .327 .411 .256 .277 102 -4.5 11.5 7.5 -0.6 -0.1 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
2004 CIN MLB 114 445 .263 .260 .328 .417 .260 .310 97 1.4 13.2 7.8 3.5 -4.7 17.9 2.1 17.9 2.1
2004 LOU AAA 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB 110 422 .272 .260 .329 .412 .259 .323 105 5.5 12.1 7.3 2.3 -1.5 27.0 3.0 27.0 3.0
2006 CIN MLB 72 230 .226 .268 .330 .427 .260 .218 98 -8.6 6.9 4 1.5 -1.6 2.0 0.3 2.0 0.3
2006 SAR A+ 3 13 .126 .237 .297 .353 .231 .222 101 -1.9 0.4 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 LOU AAA 2 8 .209 .259 .344 .375 .247 .286 97 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 KCA MLB 66 195 .186 .279 .344 .443 .273 .208 102 -16.1 5.8 3.5 -1.2 -1.0 -4.7 -0.6 -4.7 -0.6
2007 OMA AAA 4 15 .090 .269 .332 .454 .267 .100 102 -2.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2008 SLN MLB 61 189 .220 .266 .337 .426 .266 .218 98 -8.1 5.5 3.2 0.4 -0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 SLN MLB 51 112 .215 .264 .336 .425 .267 .287 93 -5.4 3.2 1.8 0.2 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2010 SLN MLB 29 63 .223 .258 .321 .406 .265 .191 89 -2.4 1.7 1 -0.1 -0.9 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -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
1995 BIL Rk 215 35 50 8 1 5 31 16 28 3 5 .273 .366 .410 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CWV A 137 17 26 8 0 2 14 11 28 3 0 .211 .285 .325 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CWV A 525 78 149 50 3 8 81 47 90 14 4 .315 .383 .484 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IND AAA 55 5 12 4 0 0 5 4 8 0 1 .235 .291 .314 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA 436 71 141 39 8 14 82 40 60 4 3 .365 .438 .617 .251 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CIN MLB 103 12 19 7 0 3 10 11 32 4 1 .211 .311 .389 .178 .229 3.1 -0.1 0.3
1999 IND AAA 282 42 66 12 2 12 37 15 52 0 3 .251 .301 .449 .198 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB 107 12 23 3 0 5 12 5 19 0 0 .235 .299 .418 .184 .250 6.0 0.5 0.6
2000 LOU AAA 337 54 78 22 1 14 48 22 52 3 2 .254 .320 .469 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 403 39 86 21 2 12 43 27 106 3 3 .236 .303 .404 .168 .238 15.7 0.3 1.6
2002 CIN MLB 397 42 88 17 1 12 52 27 117 1 2 .249 .324 .405 .156 .244 14.6 0.1 1.5
2003 CIN MLB 437 52 87 23 1 16 50 33 111 3 3 .230 .321 .422 .193 .250 14.2 -0.6 1.4
2004 LOU AAA 14 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 .100 .250 .400 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN MLB 445 46 98 24 2 14 55 26 108 0 2 .251 .334 .431 .179 .263 17.9 3.5 2.1
2005 CIN MLB 422 38 94 27 0 14 60 41 101 0 0 .260 .355 .452 .191 .272 27.0 2.3 3.0
2006 SAR A+ 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .000 .126 -1.7 -0.0 -0.2
2006 CIN MLB 230 22 37 5 0 8 21 27 51 1 0 .194 .317 .346 .152 .226 2.0 1.5 0.3
2006 LOU AAA 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 .209 0.2 -0.0 0.0
2007 OMA AAA 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .083 .200 .167 .083 .090 -2.0 -0.0 -0.2
2007 KCA MLB 195 14 25 9 0 4 13 17 66 1 0 .148 .240 .272 .124 .186 -4.7 -1.2 -0.6
2008 SLN MLB 189 17 35 8 1 4 21 15 20 0 0 .213 .296 .348 .134 .220 -1.2 0.4 -0.1
2009 SLN MLB 112 10 25 3 0 2 6 3 22 1 0 .240 .288 .327 .087 .215 -1.6 0.2 -0.1
2010 SLN MLB 63 3 11 1 0 2 5 5 7 0 0 .196 .274 .321 .125 .223 -0.4 -0.1 -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
2008 595 0.5143 0.5168 0.7622 0.7516 0.2664 0.8391 0.5325 0.2378
2009 372 0.5511 0.5795 0.7116 0.7659 0.3473 0.7898 0.5000 0.2884
2010 223 0.5291 0.5067 0.7699 0.7288 0.2571 0.8372 0.5556 0.2301
Career11900.52860.53450.74780.75180.28990.82330.52670.2522

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-11 2010-08-11 On-Alr 0 0 Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2010-08-04 2010-10-04 60-DL 61 55 Head Concussion Kicked In Face In On-field Brawl - Estimates He Had 20 Concussions Including High School -
2010-04-12 2010-04-27 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-31 2010-04-03 Camp 3 0 Left Hand Contusion Bone Bruise -
2007-05-11 2007-05-26 15-DL 15 14 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP on Clavicle -
2006-03-26 2006-04-18 15-DL 23 13 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2006-03-27
2005-03-26 2005-04-04 Camp 9 0 - General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-09-04 2004-09-07 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Hyperextension -
2004-06-10 2004-06-11 DTD 1 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2004-05-25 2004-05-29 DTD 4 4 - Wrist Contusion HBP -
2004-04-29 2004-05-14 15-DL 15 13 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2004-04-16 2004-04-17 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Sprain and Laceration -
2003-07-05 2003-07-14 DTD 9 9 Left Shoulder Soreness HBP -
2003-06-30 2003-07-04 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP -
2002-09-22 2002-10-03 15-DL 11 7 - Surgery Hernia 2002-09-24

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 SLN $950,000
2009 SLN $950,000
2008 SLN $850,000
2007 KCA $5,450,000
2006 CIN $3,900,000
2005 CIN $3,000,000
2004 CIN $2,600,000
2003 CIN $1,250,000
2002 CIN $305,000
2001 CIN $235,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$19,490,000
10 yrTotal$19,490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 150 d1 yr/$0.95M (10)

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/30/09, 1 year/$0.95M (10)
  • performance bonus:$50K 60 games started
  • re-signed as a free agent 10/31/08, 1 year/$0.95M (09)
  • pb:$50K 60 games started
  • signed as a free agent from KC 11/19/07, 1 year/$0.85M (08), performance bonus:$50K 40 games started, $0.1M 50,60,65 games started
  • acquired in trade from CIN 11/06 (KC pays $2.5M, CIN pays $2.95M of $5.45M 07 sal)
  • avoided arbitration 12/05, 2 year/$9.1M (06-07), 06:$3.9M, 07:$5.2M ($0.25M increase in 07 salary if traded after 10/15/06)
  • 1 year/$3M (05) avoided arbitration 11/04
  • re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$2.6M (04)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (03)
  • signed 3/02 1 year/$0.305M (02)

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Veteran backstop Jason LaRue suffered a concussion during a brawl with the Reds and will likely retire rather than risk a recurrence from a foul tip off the bean, reminding us again of the physical rigors of catching and the monumental stupidity of baseball fights.
2010 Most backup backstops have the caddying gig figured out: get more attention for yourself by cultivating a relationship with a specific starting pitcher, win friends and influence people as a newly minted svengali of ignorance's tools, and bank those paychecks. LaRue doesn't have that as an option, because every pitcher would rather throw to Yadier Molina, given the choice. Instead, LaRue takes starts as can he can get them, the Cards take him as a known quantity, and he gets to bank paychecks anyway, having been re-upped for 2010.
2009 LaRue bounced back from posting one of the worst batting averages in history to be merely miserable. He's a solid catch-and-throw guy, having nailed 36 percent of potential basestealers in the past three seasons, but perhaps his greatest contribution last year was conjuring up former Cardinals legend Al Hrabosky, the Mad Hungarian, by cultivating baseball's best Fu Manchu. That outstanding nod to history was almost worth the $950,000, one-year deal St. Louis gave him to return as Molina's backup.
2008

1. Ray Oyler, 1968: .135
2. Chris Bando, 1985: .139
3. Vic Harris, 1972: .140
4. Jose Oliva, 1995: .142
5. Jason LaRue, 2007: .148

A torrid September (he hit .227!) kept LaRue from ranking second on this list. You would think a team that has a 26-year-old catcher who started the year on fire would play him as much as possible over a 34-year-old backstop in the last year of his contract who is struggling to hit his wife's weight. You're obviously not Buddy Bell. Having returned to the weaker league by signing with the Cardinals, LaRue's a sure bet to get that average back over .170.

2007 The combination of a preseason knee injury and the incredible hot streak of David Ross reduced the five-year incumbent backstop to `what have you done for me lately` status. If he`s healthy and gets a larger share of playing time in Kansas City at John Buck`s expense, he might reward the Royals` decision to take on $2.5 million of what he`s owed for 2007, especially if he thrives in the first three or four months and Dayton Moore sensibly flips him at the deadline.
2006 LaRue has settled comfortably into a useful role, and even improved in 2005, posting modest career highs in BA, SLG, and OBP. Platooning with Javier Valentin helped, but LaRue`s increased walk rate was mostly negated by his big drop in getting on base by taking one (or several) for the team. LaRue`s power comes on mistake fastballs; his long swing and average bat speed make him vulnerable to breaking and off-speed stuff. Defensively, LaRue`s accurate arm remains his primary asset, gunning 33% of base bandits.
2005 Like a kid holding his nose while gulping down castor oil, you can try to look past the brutal 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and focus on the curative powers of LaRue's 41 extra-base hits. His .337 OBP, modest as it is, is also a career high, and his third straight year of improvement as a regular. LaRue's defense is another matter: Known for his ability to gun down would-be basestealers—he punched out an astounding 61% in 2001, 45% in 2002, winning Michael Wolverton's Golden Gun award for catchers both seasons—he's tossed out a more pedestrian 27% and 30% the last two seasons. Add it all up, and you get a player who's like anyone else—not nearly as good as his best moments, nor as bad as his worst. The Reds brought him back for $3 million, at the high end of what they should be willing to pay.
2003 BP’s 2001 Golden Gun winner hauled home the far less-coveted lead glove last year by allowing 20 passed balls, five more than any other NL team. Jared Fernandez wasn’t the sole culprit, since LaRue caught less than half of the knuckleballer’s 50 innings. Naturally, the miscues didn’t sit well with his seven-time Gold Glove–winning manager. Either LaRue or Kelly Stinnett will be leaving town to make room for Corky Miller. The Reds would prefer to keep LaRue, who is Stinnett’s equal offensively, but younger and cheaper.
2002 One element of the catcher’s job that gets overlooked is the difficulty of adapting to catching major-league-quality breaking stuff. How much of that does a catcher really see in the minors? How many of those breaking balls are thrown for strikes so that you can work on framing them effectively? LaRue has yet to fully make the adjustment, but he has improved. He’s rumored to be on the block, and his trade value will never get much higher than it is now.
2001 Jason LaRue got jobbed out of playing time when the Reds brought in Benito Santiago. Eddie Taubensee's big September in 1999 had buried LaRue as a starter, anyway. He'll be around for a while; think Brook Fordyce's career path.
2000 The injury to Brian Johnson brought him to the majors as Eddie Taubensee’s caddy, a role that fits him. He won’t hit enough to be a regular, so backing up a left-handed-hitting catcher who is below average defensively makes the most of what he does well. LaRue has no star value.
1999 We said last year that he needed a two-level jump this year to get noticed; he did it, and excelled at Double-A. Of course, we said the jump was doubtful, which shows what we know. The power increase was dramatic, and enough to make him a star behind the plate. Now the #1 catcher in the Reds' system, and a threat to Taubensee this summer.
1998 LaRue tied for the minor league lead with 50 doubles. Unfortunately he did it at age 23 in the Sally League, which dampens our enthusiasm significantly. He showed little power other than the doubles and the rest of his game is unspectacular. Needs about a two-level jump this year to get noticed; doubtful.

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2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
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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
2008 3552 0 1.1 2.2 1912 4.3 1.3 4.7 2.4 6.9
2009 2145 -4 -2.8 -9.1 1211 2.0 0.6 3.3 -2.2 -5.7
2010 1422 -14 -1.8 -8.8 860 1.2 0.3 2.8 -1.4 -6.0
total 7119 -18 -3.6 -3.5 3983 5.8 1.7 3.0 -1.9 -0.5

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