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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .231 2 25 17 3 .226 0.0
Birth Date1-16-1978
Height5' 11"
Weight165 lbs
Age36 years, 9 months, 8 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
-0.62011
2012
2013
0.02014
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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 ANA 24 12 13 13 3 7 2 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .538 .538 .692 .372 2.7 0.2 0.3
2003 ANA 25 37 120 105 15 22 3 2 2 35 9 23 1 0 5 7 2 2 .210 .278 .333 .198 -5.4 0.1 -0.5
2004 ANA 26 73 105 93 12 15 2 0 2 23 3 24 3 0 6 11 3 2 .161 .212 .247 .157 -8.0 3.0 -0.5
2005 COL 27 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .231 0.2 -0.0 0.0
2005 PIT 27 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .142 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2006 FLO 28 132 378 334 42 87 9 3 3 111 33 46 3 1 7 19 20 12 .260 .332 .332 .235 6.4 2.2 0.8
2007 FLO 29 133 448 400 46 105 14 9 2 143 35 52 4 5 4 30 13 7 .263 .324 .357 .242 8.2 1.9 1.0
2008 FLO 30 125 337 311 41 82 13 5 3 114 19 47 3 0 4 32 8 2 .264 .312 .367 .239 7.2 0.4 0.8
2009 FLO 31 27 75 69 6 15 3 0 0 18 5 16 0 1 0 5 1 1 .217 .267 .261 .193 -2.6 1.1 -0.2
2011 COL 33 20 38 33 5 8 1 0 0 9 3 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 .242 .297 .273 .233 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2011 FLO 33 20 49 44 1 6 0 0 0 6 4 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 .136 .208 .136 .139 -4.2 0.2 -0.4
Career58415701408173348471912469112223148281104926.247.307.333.2262.48.81.1

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
1999 BOI A- 0 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUT Rk 0 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LEL A+ 0 487 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARK AA 70 314 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLC AAA 49 220 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB 12 13 .372 .268 .330 .446 .266 .583 100 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2002 SLC AAA 128 583 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ANA MLB 37 120 .198 .263 .330 .419 .262 .250 98 -8.1 3.3 1.3 0.1 0.2 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2003 SLC AAA 75 344 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 73 105 .157 .260 .330 .418 .256 .194 102 -12 3.1 0.9 3.0 0.9 -8.0 -0.5 -8.0 -0.5
2004 SLC AAA 32 150 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 2 3 .231 .295 .358 .485 .293 .333 106 -0.1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2005 PIT MLB 3 4 .142 .307 .349 .448 .266 .000 99 -0.5 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2005 IND AAA 64 211 .265 .271 .340 .426 .254 .383 103 1 5.6 0.7 -1.2 2.6 7.2 0.5 7.2 0.5
2006 FLO MLB 132 378 .235 .270 .335 .431 .266 .294 94 -10.5 11.4 0.8 2.2 2.8 6.4 0.8 6.4 0.8
2007 FLO MLB 133 448 .242 .268 .330 .429 .260 .293 104 -8.8 13.3 1.7 1.9 1.2 8.2 1.0 8.2 1.0
2008 FLO MLB 125 337 .239 .264 .332 .419 .265 .303 96 -7.4 9.7 1.3 0.4 1.4 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2009 FLO MLB 27 75 .193 .260 .336 .427 .269 .278 99 -5.4 2.2 0.3 1.1 0.5 -2.6 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
2009 JUP A+ 3 11 .323 .265 .343 .358 .266 .375 86 0.7 0.3 0 0.0 -0.1 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 CHT AA 1 4 .699 .242 .304 .363 .250 1.000 86 1.4 0.1 0 0.0 -0.4 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2011 COL MLB 20 38 .233 .249 .312 .377 .254 .296 111 -1 1.0 0 -0.2 -0.9 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2011 FLO MLB 20 49 .139 .240 .302 .361 .246 .162 94 -5.8 1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2011 CSP AAA 67 277 .264 .289 .360 .460 .267 .342 127 1.2 8.6 1 2.5 0.2 11.3 1.3 11.3 1.3
2011 OBR Wnt 36 136 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 IOW AAA 113 439 .263 .279 .343 .432 .271 .308 93 1.7 13.0 1.5 0.4 1.6 20.5 2.1 20.5 2.1
2012 OBR Wnt 55 247 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA 37 141 .311 .270 .339 .409 .269 .385 112 7.6 3.9 0.2 -2.3 -2.0 11.0 0.9 11.0 0.9

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
1999 BOI A- 233 52 66 6 4 2 29 23 29 14 3 .322 .403 .420 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUT Rk 40 11 10 2 0 0 5 5 5 6 2 .294 .400 .353 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LEL A+ 487 90 117 13 4 4 44 63 70 73 21 .279 .378 .357 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLC AAA 220 28 50 5 4 1 16 14 45 9 6 .250 .306 .330 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARK AA 314 50 89 10 5 4 21 22 55 24 15 .312 .366 .425 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB 13 3 7 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .538 .538 .692 .154 .372 2.7 0.2 0.3
2002 SLC AAA 583 77 130 25 7 6 51 45 100 23 14 .251 .317 .361 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLC AAA 344 55 110 20 5 3 45 20 39 14 8 .347 .392 .470 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ANA MLB 120 15 22 3 2 2 7 9 23 2 2 .210 .278 .333 .124 .198 -5.4 0.1 -0.5
2004 ANA MLB 105 12 15 2 0 2 11 3 24 3 2 .161 .212 .247 .086 .157 -8.0 3.0 -0.5
2004 SLC AAA 150 15 35 5 2 2 14 13 18 7 0 .259 .327 .370 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .231 0.2 -0.0 0.0
2005 IND AAA 211 28 63 12 2 1 12 17 27 14 7 .341 .392 .443 .103 .265 7.2 -1.2 0.5
2005 PIT MLB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .142 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2006 FLO MLB 378 42 87 9 3 3 19 33 46 20 12 .260 .332 .332 .072 .235 6.4 2.2 0.8
2007 FLO MLB 448 46 105 14 9 2 30 35 52 13 7 .263 .324 .357 .095 .242 8.2 1.9 1.0
2008 FLO MLB 337 41 82 13 5 3 32 19 47 8 2 .264 .312 .367 .103 .239 7.2 0.4 0.8
2009 JUP A+ 11 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .000 .323 1.9 0.0 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 75 6 15 3 0 0 5 5 16 1 1 .217 .267 .261 .043 .193 -2.6 1.1 -0.2
2010 CHT AA 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .699 1.2 0.0 0.1
2011 FLO MLB 49 1 6 0 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 .136 .208 .136 .000 .139 -4.2 0.2 -0.4
2011 COL MLB 38 5 8 1 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 .242 .297 .273 .030 .233 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2011 CSP AAA 277 49 73 19 1 4 41 29 36 4 2 .305 .385 .444 .138 .264 11.3 2.5 1.3
2011 OBR Wnt 136 15 34 11 0 3 15 9 26 4 2 .274 .328 .435 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 247 40 78 12 2 5 26 15 39 5 5 .344 .384 .480 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 IOW AAA 439 65 109 17 2 6 42 37 60 12 3 .274 .336 .372 .098 .263 20.5 0.4 2.1
2013 ABQ AAA 141 19 42 10 1 2 25 14 20 1 1 .339 .404 .484 .145 .311 11.0 -2.3 0.9

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 1204 0.5025 0.4759 0.8639 0.6364 0.3139 0.9195 0.7500 0.1361
2009 291 0.5464 0.4724 0.8248 0.6226 0.2879 0.8889 0.6579 0.1752
2011 319 0.5016 0.4715 0.8322 0.6375 0.2956 0.9314 0.6170 0.1678
Career18140.50940.47460.85210.63440.30650.91670.71180.1479

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-21 2013-03-23 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-04 On-Alr 0 0 Soreness Big Toe -
2011-03-04 2011-03-15 Camp 11 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-05-18 2010-09-07 Minors 112 0 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2010-07-01
2009-05-17 2009-10-05 60-DL 141 125 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2009-07-13
2009-03-27 2009-04-12 15-DL 16 5 Left Knee Sprain -
2009-03-06 2009-03-27 Camp 21 0 Left Knee Sprain -
2005-08-27 2005-09-06 Minors 10 9 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 LAN $
2009 FLO $1,300,000
2008 FLO $945,000
2007 FLO $380,000
2006 FLO $340,000
2005 COL, PIT $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$3,285,000
7 yrTotal$3,285,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 166 dMike Nicotera1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/5/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Colorado 4/29/11. DFA by Colorado 5/29/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/2/11. Acquired by Florida in trade from Colorado 8/6/11. Contract purchased by Florida 8/6/11. DFA 9/6/11, released by Florida 9/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/2/10 (minor-league contract). $0.65M in majors. $0.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). $0.1M in performance bonuses. Non-tendered by Florida 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.945M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $15,000 each for 475, 525 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Renewed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005). Claimed off waivers from Colorado 4/05.

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
90o 514 51 128 23 1 4 43 41 88 8 3 .277 .335 .357 .264 16.9 2B 0, SS 1 1.9
80o 492 47 117 21 1 4 40 37 87 7 3 .261 .318 .336 .250 9.6 2B 0, SS 1 1.1
70o 476 44 108 20 1 3 37 35 85 7 2 .250 .305 .321 .240 4.6 2B 0, SS 1 0.6
60o 463 41 101 18 1 3 35 33 84 6 2 .240 .294 .309 .231 0.7 2B 0, SS 1 0.1
50o 450 39 95 17 1 3 33 31 83 6 2 .231 .283 .297 .223 -2.8 2B 0, SS 1 -0.2
40o 437 37 89 16 1 3 31 29 82 5 2 .222 .273 .285 .215 -6.2 2B 0, SS 1 -0.6
30o 424 34 84 15 1 3 30 27 81 5 2 .212 .262 .273 .206 -9.5 2B 0, SS 1 -1.0
20o 408 32 76 14 1 2 27 24 79 5 2 .201 .249 .259 .196 -13.1 2B 0, SS 1 -1.4
10o 386 28 66 12 0 2 25 21 77 4 2 .186 .231 .239 .182 -17.6 2B 0, SS 1 -1.9
Weighted Mean4564098181334318462.235.288.303.227-1.22B 0, SS 1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 18% 4% 14% 40%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153725023499011818493.218.275.276.210-1.1-10.8-0.51.612.2-24.00.3
20163825022489011717492.210.268.265.206-1.8-16.6-0.61.514.9-32.40.3
20173925022478011717501.209.265.261.202-2.0-18.6-0.71.414.9-34.30.3
201840404347713012527831.207.261.251.197-2.3-21.5-1.12.214.9-37.60.5
20194125021478011617530.204.259.249.195-2.5-23.4-0.71.314.9-38.90.3
20204256847106181134381210.202.257.243.192-2.6-24.6-1.62.814.9-40.70.7
20214325021458001518550.200.259.240.191-2.7-25.6-0.71.114.9-41.00.3
20224461251110190137431390.198.255.239.190-2.7-25.9-1.82.614.9-41.70.8
2023455044392160232361160.200.259.247.193-2.6-24.3-1.52.014.9-39.80.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.20.20.30.20.20.11

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 65)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Chris Woodward 2012 .000 DNP
2 81 Luis Figueroa 2010 .000 DNP
3 79 Manny Alexander 2007 .000 DNP
4 78 Howie Clark 2010 .000 DNP
5 75 Robinson Cancel 2012 .000 DNP
6 75 David Newhan 2010 .000 DNP
7 75 Jamie Burke 2008 .220
8 74 Shawn Wooten 2009 .000 DNP
9 72 Paul Phillips 2013 .000 DNP
10 70 Mike Cervenak 2013 .000 DNP
11 70 Pedro Swann 2007 .000 DNP
12 69 Jay Gibbons 2013 .000 DNP
13 69 Corky Miller 2012 .000 DNP
14 69 Timo Perez 2011 .000 DNP
15 68 Chad Moeller 2011 .000 DNP
16 68 Aaron Miles 2013 .000 DNP
17 68 Mike Rivera 2013 .000 DNP
18 68 Jolbert Cabrera 2009 .000 DNP
19 68 Robin Jennings 2008 .000 DNP
20 67 Miguel Cairo 2010 .286
21 67 Roberto Alomar 2004 .238
22 67 Mike Lamb 2012 .000 DNP
23 67 Lou Merloni 2007 .000 DNP
24 66 Jamey Carroll 2010 .293
25 66 Chris Widger 2007 .000 DNP
26 65 Ramon Martinez 2009 .134
27 65 John McDonald 2011 .221
28 65 Raul Casanova 2009 .000 DNP
29 65 Quinton McCracken 2007 .000 DNP
30 65 Bill Doran 1994 .000 DNP
31 65 Tony Fernandez 1998 .296
32 65 Davey Lopes 1981 .232
33 64 Tony Graffanino 2008 .000 DNP
34 64 Solly Hemus 1959 .322
35 64 Cookie Rojas 1975 .226
36 64 Brian Buchanan 2010 .000 DNP
37 64 Mark Ellis 2013 .260
38 64 Adam Kennedy 2012 .273
39 64 Chris Coste 2009 .225
40 63 Alan Trammell 1994 .238
41 63 Bobby Avila 1960 .000 DNP
42 63 Tony Taylor 1972 .281
43 63 Bill Madlock 1987 .271
44 63 Randy Velarde 1999 .287
45 63 Don Hoak 1964 .089
46 63 Julio Lugo 2012 .000 DNP
47 63 Craig Grebeck 2001 .057
48 63 Johnny Pesky 1955 .000 DNP
49 63 Jay Bell 2002 .216
50 63 John Valentin 2003 .000 DNP
51 63 Keith Lockhart 2001 .219
52 63 Darin Erstad 2010 .000 DNP
53 62 Johnny Temple 1964 .195
54 62 Cal Ripken Jr. 1997 .261
55 62 Red Schoendienst 1959 -.006
56 62 Art Howe 1983 .000 DNP
57 62 Buddy Bell 1988 .241
58 62 Tom Herr 1992 .000 DNP
59 62 Scott Podsednik 2012 .243
60 62 Terry Shumpert 2003 .232
61 62 Jose Cardenal 1980 .243
62 62 Geoff Blum 2009 .246
63 62 Enos Slaughter 1952 .305
64 62 Ken Griffey 1986 .291
65 62 Willie Randolph 1991 .295
66 62 Carney Lansford 1993 .000 DNP
67 62 Jim Eisenreich 1995 .289
68 62 Kevin Seitzer 1998 .000 DNP
69 62 Craig Counsell 2007 .222
70 62 Felipe Alou 1971 .282
71 61 Brooks Robinson 1973 .252
72 61 Luis Alicea 2002 .221
73 61 Chad Mottola 2008 .000 DNP
74 61 Craig Biggio 2002 .257
75 61 Pee Wee Reese 1955 .262
76 61 Phil Rizzuto 1954 .212
77 61 Raul Chavez 2009 .216
78 61 Jacque Jones 2011 .000 DNP
79 61 Lloyd McClendon 1995 .000 DNP
80 61 Pedro Feliz 2011 .000 DNP
81 61 Kenny Lofton 2003 .278
82 61 Bud Stewart 1952 .283
83 61 Jay Payton 2009 .000 DNP
84 61 Stan Javier 2000 .260
85 61 Andy Pafko 1957 .279
86 61 Phil Garner 1985 .268
87 61 B.J. Surhoff 2001 .266
88 61 Tim Raines 1996 .287
89 61 Juan Beniquez 1986 .281
90 61 Augie Ojeda 2011 .000 DNP
91 61 Manny Mota 1974 .278
92 61 Frank Baumholtz 1955 .247
93 61 Pete Runnels 1964 .214
94 61 Matty Alou 1975 .000 DNP
95 61 Dave Bergman 1989 .267
96 61 Denny Walling 1990 .195
97 61 Hank Majeski 1953 .290
98 61 Don Slaught 1995 .264
99 61 Jose Macias 2008 .000 DNP
100 61 Ed Charles 1969 .235

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Alfredo Amezaga has a weak bat, but he can play seven positions, and he even pitched a perfect third of an inning in Triple-A last year.
2010 When the Icelandic saga of Marlins’ center fielders is written (the Chuckie Carr sögur) Amezaga will be shown to have heroically but somewhat pointlessly bridged the roughly two-year period between Reggie Abercrombie’s face-plant and the elevation of Cody Ross. The heroic part is that Amezaga did a fine job defensively despite having been almost exclusively an infielder to that point. The pointless comes in because he hit all of .260/.323/.346 in the role, which isn’t really helping. Amezaga missed most of the season after microfracture surgery on his left knee; Ross has center field and Emilio Bonifacio has his utility job, while Amezaga was non-tendered. He will likely never again be a regular, nor should he be, though we probably don’t have to worry about that as there’s only one Marlins organization.
2009 Amezaga Anonymous warns you about a few symptoms of Amezaga addiction: it starts with enjoying something for its modest virtues, then deciding a little's not enough, and then getting hooked. Amezaga has played far too much center and gotten far too many at-bats for a nice little utility player. The Fish are slowly kicking the habit—giving Cody Ross a shot last season cut into AA's playing time, and with Cameron Maybin on the horizon and Emilio Bonifacio potentially challenging him for a utility role, even his roster spot might get poured out. And if that doesn't work, there's always the Amezaga Patch, which has the dual benefit of curing the problem and keeping him safely tethered to the manager's arm.
2008 This former Angels prospect had never played the outfield until doing so in Triple-A in 2005 as a member of the Pirates' organization. Since then, he's led the Marlins in defensive innings in center field. It should come as no surprise, then, that he's been part of the massive defensive problems plaguing the Marlins; he's slightly below average out there with a mediocre arm. If Amezaga could hit, you'd forgive that, but he hits like the fifth infielder he really is. If returned to that role, he'd be a valuable bench player, but that might have to wait until Cameron Maybin is ready.
2007 Among the 35 players to play regularly or semi-regularly as center fielders in the NL last year, Florida had the bottom two in VORP: Abercrombie and Eric Reed. It was such a persistent problem that they eventually turned to career utility infielder Amezaga, who had never before played center in the majors. He wound up being the best of the bunch, which is sort of like being the tallest midget in the circus. Amezaga is on the wrong side of 27 and has a career line of .240/.306/.325. His versatility makes him a useful last man off the bench, but any team that starts him for more than a day at a time really isn`t serious about its chances.
2005 This Utility Infielder is not suitable for everyday usage. Do not attempt to start Utility Infielder; starting will void Utility Infielder's warrantee. Utility Infielder is for external use only; if Utility Infielder is swallowed, seek medical attention immediately… Back in 2000, Amezaga was a 22-year-old Cal Leaguer who'd stolen 73 bases and took enough walks that his upside looked something like that of D'Angelo Jimenez, but with speed instead of power. Since then, the walks and stolen bases have disappeared, leaving defensive versatility as his only asset. Claimed on waivers from the Rockies, he'll back up Clint Barmes and Aaron Miles.
2003 Amezaga is a utility infielder with some promise. At one point or another, he’s shown plate discipline, the ability to hit for a reasonable average, and the ability to play pretty good defense at both middle infield positions. If he does all of those things at once, he probably has a career as a pretty decent 24th man ahead of him.
2002 Amezaga made strides with the bat at Arkansas, so the Angels betrayed their desperation by moving him to the PCL. Most players can’t handle that kind of itinerary, especially if they're suspect to begin with like Amezaga. There’s talk about him displacing either David Eckstein or Adam Kennedy, although it's not clear what the impetus for that would be.
2001 In his first full season of pro ball, Alfredo Amezaga didn't hit for average, take walks, or show power. He can steal bases but was old for the California League and struggled. The Angels still have Amezaga at shortstop in the hopes he can fill their yawning void at the position in 2003. He's a better bet to get hung up at Double-A and never be seen again.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)When do I make it up?
(Eric Young from Colorado)
The Jonathan Herrera hype is either dying or dead, depending on your point of view and the Rockies are using Alfredo Amezaga some days at second. Anytime now, really, unless the Rockies are waiting for your Super Two date to pass. (R.J. Anderson)


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