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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3314 .268 .329 .420 .255 5.5
Birth Date7-31-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight190 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
1998 DET 22 7 26 25 3 5 0 1 0 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .231 .280 .185 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
1999 DET 23 130 468 416 60 102 22 4 18 186 42 74 2 4 4 49 11 5 .245 .315 .447 .256 13.2 -3.6 0.9
2000 TEX 24 116 491 444 59 134 32 1 14 210 42 57 0 3 2 66 8 4 .302 .360 .473 .271 21.4 2.2 2.2
2001 TEX 25 134 556 483 77 129 29 1 17 211 61 70 3 7 2 72 23 6 .267 .348 .437 .268 20.2 -4.9 1.5
2002 COL 26 40 128 119 12 37 4 3 2 53 8 23 1 0 0 17 6 2 .311 .359 .445 .249 -1.2 0.5 -0.1
2002 TEX 26 72 214 196 25 51 12 1 0 65 8 30 0 3 7 17 5 2 .260 .285 .332 .231 0.1 1.9 0.2
2003 BOS 27 68 172 158 29 46 11 1 4 71 14 23 0 0 0 23 4 2 .291 .349 .449 .259 1.3 -2.0 -0.1
2003 COL 27 39 75 67 10 15 2 0 0 17 8 18 0 0 0 4 2 0 .224 .307 .254 .188 -3.9 0.2 -0.4
2004 BOS 28 136 310 290 51 79 14 1 6 113 15 49 2 2 1 33 5 4 .272 .311 .390 .231 -3.5 3.4 -0.0
2005 BOS 29 36 104 97 15 24 7 0 1 34 3 15 2 1 1 9 1 0 .247 .282 .351 .253 1.9 1.3 0.3
2006 BOS 30 72 147 130 21 33 7 0 2 46 14 15 3 0 0 12 1 1 .254 .340 .354 .259 3.0 0.4 0.3
2008 MIL 32 96 245 229 36 69 17 2 8 114 13 39 1 1 1 38 3 1 .301 .340 .498 .291 13.6 -0.6 1.3
2009 TBA 33 99 238 205 26 49 15 1 8 90 29 39 0 3 1 32 5 2 .239 .329 .439 .255 -0.2 1.2 0.1
2010 TBA 34 59 140 124 19 26 4 0 2 36 11 24 3 1 1 14 1 1 .210 .288 .290 .218 -5.9 -1.5 -0.8
Career110433142983443799176168212532694801725203867730.268.329.420.25559.0-1.75.5

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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 JAM A- 63 265 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FAY A 138 601 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAK A+ 0 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB 7 26 .185 .253 .317 .410 .253 .238 96 -2.1 0.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
1998 JAX AA 0 618 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DET MLB 130 468 .256 .274 .345 .434 .263 .256 99 -2.5 13.1 0.5 -3.6 5.0 13.2 0.9 13.2 0.9
1999 TOL AAA 0 63 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TEX MLB 116 491 .271 .270 .340 .436 .260 .319 101 6.3 13.9 -0.7 2.2 0.2 21.4 2.2 21.4 2.2
2000 TUL AA 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OKL AAA 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 134 556 .268 .265 .329 .427 .260 .278 105 4.7 15.2 1.4 -4.9 0.6 20.2 1.5 20.2 1.5
2001 TUL AA 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 40 128 .249 .258 .325 .408 .258 .372 119 -1.6 3.2 -1.1 0.5 -0.5 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2002 TEX MLB 72 214 .231 .262 .325 .417 .261 .302 108 -6.6 5.7 -0.8 1.9 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
2002 OKL AAA 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 68 172 .259 .262 .330 .415 .262 .321 102 -0.3 4.7 -1.2 -2.0 -0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.3 -0.1
2003 COL MLB 39 75 .188 .252 .324 .403 .254 .306 111 -5.9 2.0 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2003 LOW A- 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PME AA 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSP AAA 13 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOS MLB 136 310 .231 .267 .335 .427 .258 .308 111 -9.8 9.2 -2.7 3.4 1.1 -3.5 -0.0 -3.5 -0.0
2005 BOS MLB 36 104 .253 .265 .326 .416 .260 .280 105 -0.8 3.0 -0.6 1.3 -0.2 1.9 0.3 1.9 0.3
2005 LOW A- 2 9 .147 .263 .341 .373 .258 .200 107 -1.1 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2005 PAW AAA 6 22 .526 .269 .330 .419 .242 .706 110 6.9 0.7 0 0.5 0.2 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2006 BOS MLB 72 147 .259 .272 .340 .435 .260 .274 105 -0.1 4.4 -0.9 0.4 1.8 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2006 PME AA 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PAW AAA 4 16 .157 .286 .343 .424 .278 .273 85 -1.8 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2008 MIL MLB 96 245 .291 .258 .330 .412 .262 .333 99 8.2 7.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.9 13.6 1.3 13.6 1.3
2009 TBA MLB 99 238 .255 .259 .329 .411 .255 .255 105 -1.2 6.8 -1.8 1.2 -3.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 59 140 .218 .254 .320 .394 .251 .242 106 -6 3.9 -1.2 -1.5 -0.9 -5.9 -0.8 -5.9 -0.8
2010 PCH A+ 4 14 .147 .234 .309 .330 .245 .100 92 -1.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -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
1995 JAM A- 265 38 68 19 4 4 34 23 37 1 2 .288 .356 .453 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FAY A 601 81 157 45 0 26 99 62 73 14 4 .300 .379 .534 .235 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAK A+ 578 87 153 40 6 19 87 54 68 8 6 .295 .367 .505 .210 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 JAX AA 618 113 176 47 6 28 146 66 93 6 4 .322 .400 .583 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB 26 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 .200 .231 .280 .080 .185 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
1999 TOL AAA 63 11 17 6 2 3 14 9 10 0 1 .315 .413 .667 .352 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DET MLB 468 60 102 22 4 18 49 42 74 11 5 .245 .315 .447 .202 .256 13.2 -3.6 0.9
2000 OKL AAA 12 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUL AA 13 3 7 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 .583 .615 .833 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TEX MLB 491 59 134 32 1 14 66 42 57 8 4 .302 .360 .473 .171 .271 21.4 2.2 2.2
2001 TUL AA 21 2 5 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 .333 .524 .400 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TEX MLB 556 77 129 29 1 17 72 61 70 23 6 .267 .348 .437 .170 .268 20.2 -4.9 1.5
2002 COL MLB 128 12 37 4 3 2 17 8 23 6 2 .311 .359 .445 .134 .249 -1.2 0.5 -0.1
2002 TEX MLB 214 25 51 12 1 0 17 8 30 5 2 .260 .285 .332 .071 .231 0.1 1.9 0.2
2002 OKL AAA 20 6 8 2 0 1 5 3 2 1 0 .471 .550 .765 .294 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSP AAA 45 5 6 2 1 0 2 8 10 4 0 .171 .341 .286 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LOW A- 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PME AA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 75 10 15 2 0 0 4 8 18 2 0 .224 .307 .254 .030 .188 -3.9 0.2 -0.4
2003 BOS MLB 172 29 46 11 1 4 23 14 23 4 2 .291 .349 .449 .158 .259 1.3 -2.0 -0.1
2004 BOS MLB 310 51 79 14 1 6 33 15 49 5 4 .272 .311 .390 .117 .231 -3.5 3.4 -0.0
2005 PAW AAA 22 7 14 3 1 2 6 0 3 0 0 .636 .636 1.136 .500 .526 7.6 0.5 0.7
2005 BOS MLB 104 15 24 7 0 1 9 3 15 1 0 .247 .282 .351 .103 .253 1.9 1.3 0.3
2005 LOW A- 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .000 .147 -1.4 0.0 -0.1
2006 PME AA 11 2 4 3 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 .400 .455 .900 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BOS MLB 147 21 33 7 0 2 12 14 15 1 1 .254 .340 .354 .100 .259 3.0 0.4 0.3
2006 PAW AAA 16 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .200 .250 .267 .067 .157 -1.8 -0.3 -0.2
2008 MIL MLB 245 36 69 17 2 8 38 13 39 3 1 .301 .340 .498 .197 .291 13.6 -0.6 1.3
2009 TBA MLB 238 26 49 15 1 8 32 29 39 5 2 .239 .329 .439 .200 .255 -0.2 1.2 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 140 19 26 4 0 2 14 11 24 1 1 .210 .288 .290 .081 .218 -5.9 -1.5 -0.8
2010 PCH A+ 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .077 .143 .077 .000 .147 -1.1 -0.1 -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
2008 953 0.5226 0.4526 0.8698 0.5924 0.2967 0.9220 0.7556 0.1279
2009 971 0.5118 0.4387 0.8498 0.6278 0.2405 0.8974 0.7193 0.1502
2010 591 0.5144 0.4569 0.8704 0.6151 0.2892 0.9198 0.7590 0.1259
Career25150.51650.44820.86220.61140.27320.9120.74240.136

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-15 2010-10-13 15-DL 59 46 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-06-12 2010-06-30 15-DL 18 15 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2010-03-21 2010-03-24 Camp 3 0 Right Hip Tightness -
2008-09-11 2008-10-06 DTD 25 16 Right Shoulder Strain Torn Muscle -
2008-04-14 2008-04-17 DTD 3 2 Right Shoulder Contusion -
2006-06-29 2006-06-29 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2005-09-15 2005-10-08 DTD 23 17 Left Lower Leg Surgery Achilles Tendon 2005-09-20
2005-07-15 2005-07-30 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Strain -
2002-06-24 2002-07-16 15-DL 22 19 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2001-04-01 2001-04-22 15-DL 21 19 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2000-05-03 2000-06-09 15-DL 37 33 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 TBA $1,054,000
2009 TBA $1,000,018
2008 MIL $800,000
2004 BOS $750,000
2003 COL $3,425,000
2002 TEX $1,850,000
2001 TEX $450,000
2000 TEX $280,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$9,609,018
8 yrTotal$9,609,018

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 25 dPaul Cohen2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/18/11 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 3/31/11.
  • 1 year/$1.054M (2010). Signed extension with Tampa Bay 10/27/09.
  • 1 year/$1,000,018 (2009). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2008). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/20/07.
  • 2007. Managed Class A Greenville.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 6/06. Retired 11/06
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Boston as a free agent 7/15/05 after being released from Tokyo club. Released by Boston 11/05.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2004). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/22/03.
  • 3 years/$5.6M (2001-03). Signed extension with Texas 2/10/01. $0.15M signing bonus. 01:$0.4M, 02:$1.8M, 03:$3.25M. $0.25M annually in performance bonuses. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Texas 7/31/02, with Rangers paying $1M of 2003 salary. Released by Colorado 6/19/03. Signed by Boston as a free agent 6/24/03 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 6/28/03. Non-tendered by Boston 12/21/03.
  • 1 year/$0.28M (2000). Signed by Texas 2/00.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1999). Re-signed by Detroit 2/99. Acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 11/99.
  • 1 year (1998). Re-signed by Detroit 1/9/98.
  • Drafted by Detroit 1995 (57-1,487) (Moorpark College).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you put on your All-Time Jewish Baseball team?
(Chaim from Synagogue)
This one was for... Gabe, I think. My All-Time Jewish Baseball team:

LF: Gabe Kapler
All the other positions: This guy: http://bit.ly/1xhLWEo (Sam Miller)
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you need a 19 year old who loves scouting and player development to help in Los Angeles, here I am! Hit me up!
(Leo from Can be anywhere at any time)
Thanks! I don't, but I'll see if my friend Gabe Kapler does. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)During your tenure at BP, What was your favorite article that you wrote? Favorite piece you edited?
(Dylan from Boston)
Probably some of the less serious ones. This, for instance: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19397. Or Internet Commenters Try to Trade for Giancarlo Stanton. I think about this one a lot: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15661. Wasn't the best, but was kind of a turning point, in terms of convincing me that it was okay to cut loose and have fun. My girlfriend gave me the idea, so I owe her for that.

Favorite edit is tough. I edited everything Sam wrote, and everything Sam wrote was great, but it was great when I got it. As an editor, it's always nice to feel like you made a difference in improving an article, and Sam selfishly robbed me of that joy by turning in such clean copy. Maybe Gabe Kapler's piece about "Giving Up the PED Guessing Game": http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21574. Gabe's raw copy wasn't difficult to work with either, but I encouraged him to write it and made a few useful suggestions, and it was a huge hit. Happy that BP played a part in introducing him to a larger audience. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sam! Saw Gabe Kapler interacting with you (and Benjamin) on Twitter. Have any other players admitted to listening to the podcast? (Big fan btw)
(The Wolf from Noggin)
No, but we don't care about other players, because Gabe Kapler is our favorite baseball player. We occasionally find out that some scout is listening, or some writer/podcaster/colleague who we admire, and it sends us into a few days of self-conscious tizzy. It's better for all involved when we forget that anybody listens to us.

It really is flattering, though. We are fully aware that we haven't got nearly the knowledge to hang with a player's knowledge, but it's nice to think we are thought-provoking in our search for more knowledge. (Sam Miller)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)wher do you see sean rodriguez fitting in tampa?
(mjk415 from elmhurst,ill)
The Rays seem to be bursting at the seams with talent right now. Joe Maddon has some interesting options when it comes to where Ben Zobrist plays, and who that leaves in the mix. If Zobrist is a second baseman, Rodriguez and Reid Brignac probably compete for the final utility spot and the Matt Joyce/Gabe Kapler platoon goes off as planned. If Zobrist is a right fielder, Rodriguez has a shot at winning the second base job.

The fact that he can play the outfield as well as the other infield positions certainly works in his favor if he goes the utility route.

Oh, and an aside to a reader whom I'll leave unidentified: the surest way for me to ignore any question you ever ask in a chat until the end of time is to complain about the pace of things in my chat. I'm not Keith Law firing off two-syllable answers, though I'll gladly give you one: GET BENT. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-24 11:00:00 (link to chat)I find it almost shocking that the Rays may indeed find a way to fit Hank Blalock onto the Opening Day line-up. Does it mean that Wily Aybar is on the "outs" or the last days of Gabe Kapler are among us, with Zobrist, Rodriguez and Joyce alternating spots?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
It's weird that Hank Blalock is probably going to find a roster spot with the Rays. If they have one thing in spades I would have said it was roster flexibility. Why you need a first baseman likely to OBP around .300 is a mystery to me. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some players you have interviewed who seem to be well-read? I don't mean players who read, I mean players who have likely read and enjoyed Hemingway or Faulkner?
(marmour from Corvallis OR)
Fernando Perez is an obvious answer. Gabe Kapler, certainly. I'd have to think about it a little to really pull out a bunch of names, but not because there aren't a number of players who are well read. Many are. There are some smart guys out there and a lot of plane rides -- bus rides in the minors -- and they don't all read comic books. Craig Breslow. Kevin Slowey. As I type, I find myself wondering what Lastings Millege reads. He struck me as being thoughtful when I spoke to him last summer, so he may be into things far different than what his image conveys. (David Laurila)
2008-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have two Jewish outfielders ever started a game for the same team, as Ryan Braun and Gabe Kapler have done recently for the Brewers? My Jewish friend in NYC thinks not, and advises the Brewers to bring Shaun Green out of retirement for the troika!
(Mr. Know from in Chica-GO)
I also noticed that when the Cubs were playing the Brewers, you had two guys wearing uniform #1 starting in right field. That has to be pretty unusual too. (Nate Silver)
2008-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)On the Jewish question -- there was an August 2006 game between the Red Sox and Tigers where Boston had Gabe Kapler and Adam Stern starting in the outfield.... and Kevin Youkilis (who's Jewish/Romanian and not actually Greek) starting in the infield. Alas, God apparently did not approve, and the game was rained out after four innings.
(Member of (non-Cleveland) Tribe from Medford, MA)
Just passing this on. (Nate Silver)
2008-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Will, I've got to ask about Prince Fielder, what gives? It can't really be because he isn't eating cheeseburgers, can it? It's just small sample size and his power will pick back up, correct??
(Otocinclus from NYC)
One would think. No one seems concerned, including Prince. Even if his power is off slightly from last year's high, I don't think we can make much of it. I mean, Gabe Kapler has a wad of homers. Are we going to revisit the wild steroid rumors or say it's because he's taken to the beer and brats lifestyle of Wisconsin? (Will Carroll)


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