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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 764 .257 .336 .448 .249 1.3
Birth Date4-7-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight195 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 COL 22 19 72 62 13 20 3 0 4 35 10 13 0 0 0 12 1 0 .323 .417 .565 .274 1.6 0.3 0.2
2000 COL 23 52 173 146 32 47 10 1 3 68 20 33 2 4 1 20 1 2 .322 .401 .466 .273 9.9 0.5 1.0
2001 COL 24 85 282 244 41 58 15 3 11 112 31 67 3 3 1 39 3 3 .238 .327 .459 .247 6.1 -1.5 0.5
2002 COL 25 38 106 95 10 20 3 1 5 40 9 33 1 1 0 11 0 1 .211 .283 .421 .225 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1
2003 COL 26 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .018 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2003 DET 26 43 129 120 18 27 6 0 4 45 8 30 0 0 1 12 0 0 .225 .273 .375 .230 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
Career24076466911417237527300781776839456.257.336.448.24916.8-2.61.3

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
1996 ASH A 122 531 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SLM A+ 0 476 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NHV AA 0 408 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 COL MLB 19 72 .274 .266 .339 .433 .261 .356 130 1.2 2.0 1.4 0.3 -0.3 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1999 CAR AA 0 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CSP AAA 0 329 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 52 173 .273 .266 .339 .421 .257 .386 126 2.7 4.7 3.2 0.5 1.7 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2000 CSP AAA 0 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 COL MLB 85 282 .247 .263 .327 .432 .262 .278 121 -3.9 7.6 5 -1.5 0.2 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
2001 CSP AAA 18 79 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 38 106 .225 .257 .319 .410 .254 .259 116 -4 2.7 0.5 -0.8 1.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2002 CSP AAA 79 311 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .399 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 3 2 .018 .205 .286 .341 .225 .000 115 -0.5 0.1 0 0.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2003 DET MLB 43 129 .230 .260 .318 .417 .255 .267 95 -4.3 3.5 -0.1 -1.1 0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2003 CSP AAA 80 258 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 24 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOL AAA 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1996 ASH A 531 74 105 24 2 14 52 75 98 19 9 .235 .350 .392 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SLM A+ 476 68 102 23 3 15 56 62 100 30 11 .248 .349 .427 .180 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NHV AA 408 52 83 21 3 18 50 56 89 7 7 .238 .348 .470 .232 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CSP AAA 329 56 88 16 5 19 64 44 58 9 6 .312 .410 .606 .294 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CAR AA 78 18 21 5 1 4 22 9 15 3 1 .309 .397 .588 .279 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 COL MLB 72 13 20 3 0 4 12 10 13 1 0 .323 .417 .565 .242 .274 1.6 0.3 0.2
2000 CSP AAA 280 38 78 22 3 9 47 32 40 7 2 .315 .393 .536 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB 173 32 47 10 1 3 20 20 33 1 2 .322 .401 .466 .144 .273 9.9 0.5 1.0
2001 CSP AAA 79 11 16 2 0 1 9 13 21 1 0 .250 .377 .328 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 COL MLB 282 41 58 15 3 11 39 31 67 3 3 .238 .327 .459 .221 .247 6.1 -1.5 0.5
2002 CSP AAA 311 51 85 18 4 16 54 40 77 10 6 .321 .410 .600 .279 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB 106 10 20 3 1 5 11 9 33 0 1 .211 .283 .421 .211 .225 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1
2003 CSP AAA 258 38 59 16 3 11 40 26 53 4 4 .259 .337 .500 .241 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 129 18 27 6 0 4 12 8 30 0 0 .225 .273 .375 .150 .230 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2003 COL MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .018 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2004 TOL AAA 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 93 14 18 6 1 2 11 11 18 0 0 .225 .326 .400 .175 .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
2001-08-02 2001-09-03 15-DL 32 28 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 COL $265,000
2001 COL $232,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$497,000
2 yrTotal$497,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 46 d

Details
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/04 re-signed 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/03 designated for assignment 12/03 acquired in trade from COL 7/03
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 recalled 7/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 signed 3/02

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BP Articles

Ben Petrick is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: When Good GMs Go BadJonah Keri2011-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: CommonsJeff Erickson2007-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-24, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Lights Dimmed on BroadwaySteven Goldman2004-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 19-25, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-27
Transaction Analysis: March 16-21, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IBaseball Prospectus2004-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: And to All a Good Night...Joe Sheehan2003-12-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 7-20Christina Kahrl2003-07-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-07-17
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-02
Prospectus Today: Where Credit is DueJoe Sheehan2003-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The WestsChristina Kahrl2003-02-05
Prospectus Feature: The Arizona Fall LeagueJonah Keri2002-11-07
Transaction Analysis: August 1-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-06
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: Sifting Through the Discount BinJonah Keri2002-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Avoiding Dissonance: Avoiding DissonanceJonah Keri2002-04-25
Transaction Analysis: April 16-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Rocky Mountain HighJoe Sheehan2002-03-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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