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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

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
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 -
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)

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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)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)


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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 4.4 1.2 4.5 2.4 6.7
2009 2145 -4 -2.8 -9.1 1211 2.1 0.6 3.4 -2.2 -5.7
2010 1422 -14 -1.8 -8.8 860 1.3 0.4 2.9 -1.4 -5.9
total 7119 -18 -3.5 -3.5 3983 6.0 1.7 2.9 -1.9 -0.5

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