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Portrait of Brad Fullmer

Brad Fullmer DHBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 3065 .279 .336 .486 .275 5.4
Birth Date1-17-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1997 MON 22 19 43 40 4 12 2 0 3 23 2 7 1 0 0 8 0 0 .300 .349 .575 .316 2.0 -0.0 0.2
1998 MON 23 140 547 505 58 138 44 2 13 225 39 70 2 1 0 73 6 6 .273 .327 .446 .261 0.2 -4.2 -0.4
1999 MON 24 100 374 347 38 96 34 2 9 161 22 35 2 3 0 47 2 3 .277 .321 .464 .244 -7.9 -3.8 -1.1
2000 TOR 25 133 524 482 76 142 29 1 32 269 30 68 6 6 0 104 3 1 .295 .340 .558 .285 17.3 0.0 1.6
2001 TOR 26 146 573 522 71 143 31 2 18 232 38 88 6 7 0 83 5 2 .274 .326 .444 .266 10.6 0.1 1.1
2002 ANA 27 130 479 429 75 124 35 6 19 228 32 44 15 3 0 59 10 3 .289 .357 .531 .314 32.5 -1.9 3.1
2003 ANA 28 63 235 206 32 63 9 2 9 103 26 31 2 1 0 35 5 4 .306 .387 .500 .301 9.0 -0.2 0.9
2004 TEX 29 76 290 258 41 60 19 1 11 114 27 30 3 2 0 33 1 2 .233 .310 .442 .251 1.2 -0.2 0.1
Career80730652789395778203161141355216373372304423221.279.336.486.27564.9-10.25.4

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
1995 AGA A 123 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 WPB A+ 102 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 HAR AA 24 103 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 19 43 .316 .273 .336 .428 .262 .300 99 2.7 1.1 -0.6 -0.0 -0.7 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
1997 HAR AA 0 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OTT AAA 0 96 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB 140 547 .261 .262 .324 .412 .255 .296 92 0.6 14.2 -10.4 -4.2 -3.1 0.2 -0.4 0.2 -0.4
1999 MON MLB 100 374 .244 .267 .338 .425 .257 .284 102 -6.9 10.2 -7.4 -3.8 -1.1 -7.9 -1.1 -7.9 -1.1
1999 OTT AAA 0 157 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TOR MLB 133 524 .285 .269 .341 .439 .263 .284 94 15.8 14.9 -10.5 0.0 -2.8 17.3 1.6 17.3 1.6
2001 TOR MLB 146 573 .266 .264 .332 .423 .263 .296 99 3.7 15.7 -10.8 0.1 1.8 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2002 ANA MLB 130 479 .314 .265 .331 .428 .266 .285 96 27.4 12.8 -8.7 -1.9 2.1 32.5 3.1 32.5 3.1
2003 ANA MLB 63 235 .301 .272 .335 .434 .266 .323 99 10.5 6.4 -4.4 -0.2 -3.8 9.0 0.9 9.0 0.9
2004 TEX MLB 76 290 .251 .269 .335 .433 .261 .224 109 -2.9 8.6 -5.4 -0.2 1.3 1.2 0.1 1.2 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 AGA A 527 69 151 38 4 8 67 36 33 10 10 .323 .392 .472 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 HAR AA 103 11 27 4 1 4 14 3 8 0 0 .276 .311 .459 .184 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 WPB A+ 431 52 115 29 1 5 63 32 43 4 6 .303 .374 .424 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OTT AAA 96 13 27 7 0 3 17 3 10 1 1 .297 .333 .473 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HAR AA 394 60 111 24 2 19 62 30 25 6 4 .311 .376 .549 .238 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 43 4 12 2 0 3 8 2 7 0 0 .300 .349 .575 .275 .316 2.0 -0.0 0.2
1998 MON MLB 547 58 138 44 2 13 73 39 70 6 6 .273 .327 .446 .172 .261 0.2 -4.2 -0.4
1999 OTT AAA 157 31 45 9 0 11 32 12 16 2 2 .317 .382 .613 .296 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 374 38 96 34 2 9 47 22 35 2 3 .277 .321 .464 .187 .244 -7.9 -3.8 -1.1
2000 TOR MLB 524 76 142 29 1 32 104 30 68 3 1 .295 .340 .558 .263 .285 17.3 0.0 1.6
2001 TOR MLB 573 71 143 31 2 18 83 38 88 5 2 .274 .326 .444 .170 .266 10.6 0.1 1.1
2002 ANA MLB 479 75 124 35 6 19 59 32 44 10 3 .289 .357 .531 .242 .314 32.5 -1.9 3.1
2003 ANA MLB 235 32 63 9 2 9 35 26 31 5 4 .306 .387 .500 .194 .301 9.0 -0.2 0.9
2004 TEX MLB 290 41 60 19 1 11 33 27 30 1 2 .233 .310 .442 .209 .251 1.2 -0.2 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-07-07 2005-09-05 Minors 60 57 Not Disclosed Appears To Be Transaction Move Only -
2004-07-25 2004-10-04 60-DL 71 67 Right Knee Soreness -
2003-06-27 2003-09-28 60-DL 93 85 Right Knee Surgery Ruptured Patellar Tendon 2003-07-01
2000-10-10 2000-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2000-10-10 -
2000-09-25 2000-10-02 DTD 7 7 Right Elbow Hyperextension - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 TEX $1,000,000
2003 ANA $1,000,000
2002 ANA $4,000,000
2001 TOR $2,500,000
2000 TOR $310,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$8,810,000
5 yrTotal$8,810,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 155 dJoel Wolfe

Details
  • signed as a free agent from AN 12/03, 1 year/$1M (04)
  • released 10/03 arbitration-eligible after 03
  • 1 year/$1M (03)
  • non-tendered 12/02 (was to be arbitration-eligible if offered contract by 12/20/02) acquired in trade from TOR 1/02
  • 2 year/$6.5M (01-02) $0.5M signing bonus, 01:$2.25M, 02:$3.75M

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Not a bad gamble by Texas. Fullmer hits righties fairly well, but a knee injury effectively ended his season, and prevented a trade to San Diego at the deadline. He's a free agent, looking for an AL club to give him 400 PA against righties. In the field, he's a fine DH.
2003 On a team with inferior defense, he probably would have seen considerably more time in the field. Having elevated glovework to a team fetish, Scioscia acted as if Fullmer was Robert Downey Jr., and his glove was Liza Minnelliís medicine cabinetóneíer the twain should meet. Fullmer is a good enough hitter to help a championship club (obviously), but he needs a manager who can judiciously yank him out of the lineup from time to time. I donít believe a different manager would have been able to get as much out of him.
2002 The Blue Jaysí 3-4-5 hitters all endured down years compared to 2000, accounting for most of the offense's 96-run decrease. Martinez handed Fullmer the full-time DH job out of spring training, and, like Delgado, Fullmer couldnít solve lefties, hitting a wretched .202/.233/.286 against them. However, unlike Delgado, Fullmer never has hit them. The Blue Jays could add two wins for $200,000 if they tap the keg of free lefty mashers in the minors to platoon with Fullmer. He gives the Angels the same blend of strengths and weaknesses.
2001 That's about as good a season as a player can have while walking fewer than 30 times. Brad Fullmer left Felipe Alou's doghouse behind, switched provinces, and had the year hinted at by his 1998 rookie season. Fullmer, a poor first baseman, may have benefited from being locked in at DH all season. Now he just needs to talk to Delgado about being more selective.
2000 Some people get along with Felipe Alou just fine, and some people donít. Fullmer was given the ďDie Shane Andrews! Die! Die! DIE!Ē treatment for really unpopular guys, to the point that, like Andrews in 1997, he refused a punitive assignment to Ottawa. While the organization says nice things about how they think heís a better hitter now that heís working with Jeff Leonard and laying off the weights, Fullmer will lose the job at first base if Fernando Seguignol does anything in camp. If it happens, Fullmer is a solid bet for a Lee Stevens-style resurrection a few years later.
1999 On the one hand, he didn't fare too badly compared to the more touted rookie first basemen in the NL, Todd Helton and Travis Lee. On the other hand, none of them were exceptional, and Fullmer's .773 OPS isn't pretty. He's young and held his walk rate despite skipping Triple-A and leaving a hitter's park, so there is cause for optimism, but he'll probably fall behind Helton and both Lees in '99.
1998 Chosen the Exposí Minor League Hitter of the Year. Heís worked on his defense at first base, heís got a swing that invites comparisons to George Brett and he increased his power last season. Comments that he has improved his discipline at the plate seem premature, though. If he doesnít draw more walks, heíll just be a slower version of Joe Carter.
1997 Fullmer was drafted as a third baseman, and his stroke has had observers comparing him to George Brett for years. Of course, Brett was already in the major leagues when he was 21Ö. His defense at third was reminiscent of Kevin Mitchellís, so the Expos have been searching for a position he can play. He could be another Hal Morris at the plate, but if he isnít able to play the outfield, his defensive liabilities may hinder his progress with the bat.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Worst a Team Ever Did in the DraftSam Miller2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
Western Front: Chase Headley is AwesomeGeoff Young2012-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Rays' Golden OpportunityKevin Goldstein2011-01-24
Minor Issues: Broadcasting the Minors, with Josh WhetzelDavid Laurila2010-07-24
An Agent's Take: Flexible MoralityJoshua Kusnick2010-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and DiamondbacksRany Jazayerli2008-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Fight the Powers That Be!Jim Baker2007-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part SevenRany Jazayerli2005-09-13
The Evil Empire Strikes Back: Steinbrenner's Plan to Have Other Teams Buy Him a StadiumNeil deMause2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Passing JudgmentJoe Sheehan2004-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Healthy ExchangesWill Carroll2004-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26Christina Kahrl2004-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Watching the WheelsWill Carroll2004-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bottle RocketsWill Carroll2004-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Chemistry CrockJoe Sheehan2004-05-03
Breaking Balls: Strength Up The MiddleDerek Zumsteg2004-04-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Texas RangersWill Carroll2004-03-08
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The First of '04Will Carroll2004-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The WestsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Back in the SaddleJoe Sheehan2004-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A's Bet on HattebergJoe Sheehan2003-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 26-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: ProgressWill Carroll2003-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: St. LouieWill Carroll2003-06-27
From The Mailbag: Caught Stealing Numbers, Hitting it on the Screws, and Tony GwynnBaseball Prospectus2003-05-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The WestsChristina Kahrl2003-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Anaheim AngelsWill Carroll2003-01-22
Playoff Prospectus: World Series Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. San Francisco GiantsKeith Scherer2002-10-18
Playoff Prospectus: World Series Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. San Francisco GiantsChristina Kahrl2002-10-18
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
On a Wing and a Prayer: The Angels Buck TrendsShane Demmitt2002-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: Interleague TimeJoe Sheehan2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Jose CansecoJoe Sheehan2002-05-14
Transaction Analysis: April 4-6, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-08
Prospectus Feature: American League PredictionsBaseball Prospectus2002-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: AngelicJoe Sheehan2002-03-01
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29


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