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Portrait of Tony Abreu

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .252 3 22 24 3 .237 0.2
Birth Date11-13-1984
Height5' 10"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.72010
2011
-0.42012
0.12013
0.12014
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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
2007 LAN 22 59 178 166 19 45 14 1 2 67 7 21 3 2 0 17 0 0 .271 .309 .404 .244 4.9 5.0 1.0
2009 LAN 24 6 11 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .455 .250 .307 0.9 0.0 0.1
2010 ARI 25 81 201 193 16 45 11 1 1 61 4 47 0 4 0 13 2 1 .233 .244 .316 .193 -5.8 -0.8 -0.7
2012 KCA 27 22 74 70 5 18 2 1 1 25 2 13 1 1 0 15 0 0 .257 .284 .357 .223 -3.3 -0.4 -0.4
2013 SFN 28 53 147 138 21 37 12 3 2 61 6 33 1 1 1 14 0 2 .268 .301 .442 .254 2.3 -1.4 0.1
2014 SFN 29 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.099 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
Career224615579611473966216221165816024.254.283.373.226-2.32.4-0.1

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
2003 VRO A+ 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 104 383 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 11 47 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 96 421 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JAX AA 24 102 .233 .254 .337 .359 .259 .320 89 -2.7 2.7 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 2.7 0.0 2.7 0.0
2006 JAX AA 118 509 .276 .258 .332 .384 .261 .324 99 5.8 9.6 -0.3 7.2 1.5 16.0 2.5 16.0 2.5
2007 LAN MLB 59 178 .244 .261 .326 .410 .255 .297 99 -3.1 5.3 0.6 5.0 2.1 4.9 1.0 4.9 1.0
2007 LVG AAA 54 253 .298 .292 .353 .453 .270 .409 116 10.6 7.5 1.1 -2.6 2.5 23.3 2.0 23.3 2.0
2009 LAN MLB 6 11 .307 .245 .320 .383 .250 .333 83 0.5 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2009 CHT AA 23 90 .220 .262 .336 .390 .273 .338 104 -3.8 2.6 0.1 -0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2
2009 ABQ AAA 54 236 .347 .270 .336 .408 .277 .384 99 23.7 7.3 0.4 0.9 -3.1 27.8 2.8 27.8 2.8
2010 ARI MLB 81 201 .193 .253 .319 .389 .261 .295 96 -13.7 5.5 0.8 -0.8 0.7 -5.8 -0.7 -5.8 -0.7
2010 RNO AAA 24 102 .285 .285 .356 .448 .274 .431 111 2.9 3.1 0.5 -0.2 0.5 8.0 0.7 8.0 0.7
2011 RNO AAA 120 529 .241 .290 .360 .460 .267 .329 124 -11.8 16.4 1.1 9.0 0.6 6.1 1.4 6.1 1.4
2012 KCA MLB 22 74 .223 .255 .316 .406 .257 .298 104 -2.7 2.1 0.1 -0.4 -2.4 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2012 OMA AAA 103 453 .290 .280 .343 .438 .274 .365 98 15.4 13.5 5.5 1.4 2.7 38.5 4.0 38.5 4.0
2012 AGU Wnt 12 47 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 53 147 .254 .250 .313 .391 .256 .337 99 -0.8 3.9 0 -1.4 0.2 2.3 0.1 2.3 0.1
2013 FRE AAA 22 71 .310 .278 .341 .427 .269 .412 100 3.8 2.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.9 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2014 SFN MLB 3 4 -.099 .259 .322 .403 .270 .000 93 -1.3 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 80 308 .270 .283 .348 .438 .272 .298 96 3.6 9.2 0.4 3.2 -0.4 13.0 1.6 13.0 1.6
2014 GIA Rk 1 3 .429 .229 .299 .341 .256 .000 94 0.6 0.1 0 0.0 -0.5 0.2 0.0 0.2 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
2003 VRO A+ 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 47 8 18 3 1 0 3 1 8 4 1 .419 .435 .535 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 383 50 108 21 8 8 54 8 59 16 12 .302 .324 .472 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 421 54 129 23 7 4 43 15 56 14 10 .327 .357 .452 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JAX AA 102 10 24 3 2 0 9 4 21 0 2 .250 .287 .323 .073 .233 2.7 -2.3 0.0
2006 JAX AA 509 66 131 24 3 6 55 33 69 8 4 .287 .344 .392 .105 .276 16.0 7.2 2.5
2007 LVG AAA 253 48 83 22 5 2 18 14 34 5 0 .355 .401 .517 .162 .298 23.3 -2.6 2.0
2007 LAN MLB 178 19 45 14 1 2 17 7 21 0 0 .271 .309 .404 .133 .244 4.9 5.0 1.0
2009 ABQ AAA 236 36 77 18 3 11 48 12 37 3 1 .353 .386 .615 .261 .347 27.8 0.9 2.8
2009 CHT AA 90 11 26 4 1 0 5 1 12 0 2 .292 .300 .360 .067 .220 -0.7 -0.9 -0.2
2009 LAN MLB 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 .250 .455 .250 .000 .307 0.9 0.0 0.1
2010 RNO AAA 102 17 33 7 1 2 21 4 21 2 0 .351 .386 .511 .160 .285 8.0 -0.2 0.7
2010 ARI MLB 201 16 45 11 1 1 13 4 47 2 1 .233 .244 .316 .083 .193 -5.8 -0.8 -0.7
2011 RNO AAA 529 83 141 26 5 10 72 30 84 12 7 .292 .335 .429 .137 .241 6.1 9.0 1.4
2012 KCA MLB 74 5 18 2 1 1 15 2 13 0 0 .257 .284 .357 .100 .223 -3.3 -0.4 -0.4
2012 AGU Wnt 47 5 10 0 0 0 1 6 9 0 0 .244 .340 .244 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 453 60 138 36 5 9 73 14 69 7 2 .322 .347 .492 .170 .290 38.5 1.4 4.0
2013 FRE AAA 71 9 22 9 0 1 9 1 15 1 1 .338 .366 .523 .185 .310 4.1 -0.4 0.4
2013 SFN MLB 147 21 37 12 3 2 14 6 33 0 2 .268 .301 .442 .174 .254 2.3 -1.4 0.1
2014 FRE AAA 308 37 80 16 1 7 33 14 33 3 0 .284 .332 .422 .138 .270 13.0 3.2 1.6
2014 SFN MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.099 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
2014 GIA Rk 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.2 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
2009 38 0.4211 0.3684 0.5714 0.7500 0.0909 0.5833 0.5000 0.4286
2010 728 0.5371 0.4876 0.8028 0.6292 0.3234 0.8699 0.6514 0.1972
2012 265 0.5623 0.5472 0.8207 0.6510 0.4138 0.8866 0.6875 0.1793
2013 466 0.5043 0.5570 0.7915 0.6809 0.4286 0.8750 0.6566 0.2046
2014 19 0.5263 0.4211 0.6250 0.7000 0.1111 0.5714 1.0000 0.3750
Career15160.52840.51550.79440.65280.36310.86350.65990.2044

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-23 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-21 2014-06-26 Minors 36 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-29 2013-09-01 15-DL 34 31 Left Knee Bursitis - -
2013-06-16 2013-06-17 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-03-22 2013-06-08 60-DL 78 60 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-02-16 2013-02-19 Camp 3 0 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2011-08-10 2011-08-21 Minors 11 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-03-23 2011-03-28 Camp 5 0 Back Stiffness -
2010-05-24 2010-06-15 15-DL 22 19 Left Wrist Sprain -
2009-06-12 2009-06-23 Minors 11 0 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2009-06-02 2009-06-23 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed -
2009-06-02 2009-06-10 Minors 8 0 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2009-04-16 2009-05-04 Minors 18 0 - Ankle Sprain High Ankle -
2009-02-27 2009-03-17 Camp 18 0 Right Groin Strain -
2008-03-31 2008-10-16 60-DL 199 162 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2008-05-28
2008-03-08 2008-03-16 Camp 8 0 Right Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -
2007-10-03 2007-10-03 Off 0 0 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2007-10-03
2007-09-24 2007-10-01 DTD 7 6 - Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2007-07-18 2007-08-13 Minors 26 0 Right Abdomen Strain -
2007-07-07 2007-07-14 DTD 7 3 Right Abdomen Strain -
2007-03-18 2007-03-23 Camp 5 0 Left Shoulder Contusion Bone -
2006-08-21 2006-09-01 Minors 11 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2005-08-17 2005-08-25 Minors 8 8 - Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SFN $183,197
2013 SFN $498,000
2012 KCA $
2010 ARI $407,000
2008 ARI $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,298,000
2011Current$183,197
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,481,197
4 yrTotal$1,481,197

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 170 d1 year/$0.745M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.745M (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Released by San Francisco 3/22/14 (due 45 days' salary, or $183,197). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 3/27/14 (minor-league contract). Abreu exercised right to opt out of contract 7/21/14. Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 7/25/14. DFA by San Francisco 7/29/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013). Claimed by San Francisco off waivers 2/4/13 after being DFA by Kansas City 1/25/13. Signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/1/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$0.407M (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09. Acquired in trade from LA Dodgers 10/9/09 (player to be named in 8/31/09 Jon Garland trade). Received additional 30 days of Major League service in grievance settlement 9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 5/22/07.
  • Signed 2002 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 311 33 90 21 3 5 34 12 60 4 2 .304 .332 .458 .284 15.6 2B 0 1.7
80o 290 29 79 18 2 5 30 11 57 4 2 .289 .317 .434 .271 10.8 2B 0 1.1
70o 275 27 72 17 2 4 28 10 55 3 2 .278 .305 .417 .261 7.7 2B 0 0.8
60o 262 25 67 16 2 4 26 9 53 3 2 .269 .296 .403 .253 5.2 2B 0 0.5
50o 250 23 62 14 2 4 24 8 52 3 2 .260 .287 .390 .245 3.1 2B 0 0.3
40o 238 22 57 13 2 3 22 8 50 3 2 .252 .277 .377 .237 1.2 2B 0 0.1
30o 225 20 52 12 2 3 20 7 48 2 1 .243 .268 .362 .229 -0.6 2B 0 -0.1
20o 210 18 47 11 1 3 18 6 45 2 1 .232 .256 .346 .219 -2.5 2B 0 -0.3
10o 189 15 39 9 1 2 16 5 42 2 1 .218 .241 .323 .206 -4.7 2B 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean255246515242595232.264.291.396.2494.12B 00.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 8% 11% 19% 30%

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
201530250235512132210552.238.270.342.223-0.4-3.0-1.01.67.9-11.6-0.4
20163125023561213229552.235.265.333.218-1.1-9.4-1.01.614.9-24.9-0.4
20173260555135314753211385.235.264.338.219-1.0-8.5-2.43.614.9-24.7-0.9
20183361854131283751231424.223.253.314.209-1.7-14.3-2.43.514.9-30.4-0.9
20193463456134293752251473.223.257.315.210-1.6-13.9-2.43.414.9-29.9-0.9
20203563657136293753241442.226.259.318.211-1.5-13.2-2.33.314.9-29.1-0.9
20213663956134293752251551.221.254.311.207-1.8-15.9-2.23.114.9-31.8-0.9
20223760952125263547221430.217.249.299.201-2.2-19.2-1.82.814.9-35.1-0.9
20233860450119253545231520.208.242.286.194-2.6-23.4-1.72.614.9-39.2-0.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 85 Josh Barfield 2012 .000 DNP
2 81 Jeff Bannon 2009 .000 DNP
3 80 Glenn Williams 2007 .000 DNP
4 80 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
5 79 Tommy Manzella 2012 .000 DNP
6 78 Marshall McDougall 2008 .000 DNP
7 78 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
8 77 Luis Cruz 2013 .142
9 77 Dewayne Wise 2007 .353
10 77 Anderson Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
11 77 Jason Smith 2007 .211
12 76 Alexis Gomez 2008 .000 DNP
13 76 Carlos Rivera 2007 .000 DNP
14 76 Chris Aguila 2008 .160
15 76 Dan Dement 2007 .000 DNP
16 76 Jason Pridie 2013 .160
17 76 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
18 76 Anthony Contreras 2013 .000 DNP
19 76 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
20 76 Michael Martinez 2012 .169
21 75 Adam Moore 2013 .282
22 75 Matt Cepicky 2007 .000 DNP
23 75 Shawn Riggans 2010 .000 DNP
24 75 Greg Dobbs 2008 .287
25 75 Tim Raines 2009 .000 DNP
26 75 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
27 75 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
28 75 Lou Montanez 2011 .213
29 75 Terry Tiffee 2008 .274
30 75 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
31 75 Gookie Dawkins 2008 .000 DNP
32 75 Seth Bynum 2010 .000 DNP
33 75 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
34 75 Corey Smith 2011 .000 DNP
35 74 Guillermo Quiroz 2011 .000 DNP
36 74 Tomas De La Rosa 2007 .000 DNP
37 74 Ed Rogers 2008 .000 DNP
38 74 Nick Stavinoha 2011 .000 DNP
39 74 Koyie Hill 2008 .090
40 74 Joe Inglett 2007 .552
41 74 Mike Aviles 2010 .252
42 74 Adam Fox 2011 .000 DNP
43 74 Matt Tolbert 2011 .189
44 74 Ryan Roberts 2010 .212
45 74 Brian Barden 2010 .187
46 74 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
47 73 Chase Lambin 2009 .000 DNP
48 73 Scott Beerer 2012 .000 DNP
49 73 Brad Davis 2012 .000 DNP
50 73 Aaron Sisk 2008 .000 DNP
51 73 Eugenio Velez 2011 .039
52 73 Diory Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
53 73 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
54 73 Gil Velazquez 2009 .219
55 73 Rene Rivera 2013 .224
56 73 Victor Mercedes 2008 .000 DNP
57 73 Humberto Quintero 2009 .217
58 73 Chris Rahl 2013 .000 DNP
59 73 Jackson Melian 2009 .000 DNP
60 73 Neil Sellers 2011 .000 DNP
61 73 Joe Mather 2012 .211
62 73 Salomon Manriquez 2012 .000 DNP
63 73 Kevin Reese 2007 .000 DNP
64 72 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
65 72 Eric Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
66 72 Adam Stern 2009 .000 DNP
67 72 Charles Thomas 2008 .000 DNP
68 72 Kory Casto 2011 .000 DNP
69 72 Scott Thorman 2011 .000 DNP
70 72 Jeff Baisley 2012 .000 DNP
71 72 Lance Niekro 2008 .000 DNP
72 72 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
73 72 Nathan Haynes 2009 .000 DNP
74 72 Ben Lasater 2013 .000 DNP
75 72 Wil Nieves 2007 .147
76 72 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
77 72 Brett Hayes 2013 .313
78 72 Matt Macri 2011 .000 DNP
79 72 Eli Whiteside 2009 .204
80 72 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
81 72 Shawn Garrett 2008 .000 DNP
82 72 Mark Saccomanno 2009 .000 DNP
83 71 Drew T Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
84 71 Brant Ust 2008 .000 DNP
85 71 Jason Repko 2010 .236
86 71 Jordan Brown 2013 .204
87 71 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
88 71 Elliot Johnson 2013 .208
89 71 Amaury Cazana 2008 .000 DNP
90 71 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
91 71 Branden Florence 2007 .000 DNP
92 71 Andy Green 2007 .000 DNP
93 71 Omar Quintanilla 2011 .109
94 71 Brett Carroll 2012 -.001
95 71 Hector Luna 2009 .000 DNP
96 71 Bobby Wilson 2012 .216
97 71 Leslie Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
98 71 Jorge Piedra 2008 .000 DNP
99 71 Delwyn Young 2011 .000 DNP
100 71 Mike Vento 2007 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .284 .320 .457 .273
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .274 .381 .218
18 Split (Multi) -.036 -.047 -.075 -.054
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .309 .356 .527 .310
31 vs R (2013) .241 .264 .386 .213
38 Split (2013) -.068 -.092 -.142 -.096
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Once upon a time, Abreu projected as the second baseman-in-waiting for the Dodgers behind Jeff Kent. His myriad injuries and hacktastic approach derailed those plans. These days, he's the most utility of utility players, playing three infield positions while continuing to swing at anything inside his current area code. A switch-hitter, he's better from the right side of the plate. However, his lack of discipline is present no matter where he digs in.
2011 Abreu has had difficulty staying on the field, and has done little to suggest that he can handle a full-time starting position either in sickness or in health. He hardly walks, strikes out frequently, and lacks the power or defensive prowess to make the former two characteristics acceptable. The Diamondbacks have a wide array of candidates for the utility infielder role, and it seems unlikely that Abreu will ever get the chance to be more than that in Arizona.
2010 Abreu's 2007 ended with sports hernia surgery, and he lost most of 2008 to a torn hip labrum, knocking him out of the running for the second-base job. Hampered by an early-season ankle sprain in '09, he made the most of his time at Albuquerque. Once he and the Dodgers finally settled a grievance over 2007 service time—Colletti publicly doubted his injuries prior to surgery—he was Arizona-bound in the Jon Garland deal. He's Arizona's best in-house candidate for the job at second, as he'll provide some sock while fitting in with their all-too-hacktastic ways.
2009 Abreu’s 2007 was marred by Colletti’s public skepticism regarding the abdominal and groin problems which curtailed his season; ultimately Abreu underwent surgery for a sports hernia. As 2008 began, the Dodgers’ rash of injuries at third base might have created an opening for Abreu, but his season ended early due to surgery for a torn hip labrum in late May. The Dodgers seem hopeful he can contribute in 2009; if healthy, he could find a role in their remade infield, but it remains to be seen how committed this regime is to him.
2008 The heir apparent to Jeff Kent at second base, Abreu offers a limited upside; he hits for average, but lacks a great batting eye, power, or the speed to be a stolen base threat. In early July, he suffered what was believed to be a lower abdominal strain and cried foul when he was demoted rather than disabled. That prompted Ned Colletti, who publicly questioned the veracity of his injury, to place Abreu on the inactive list. Though Abreu finally returned to action one contentious month later, offseason surgery confirmed he'd suffered a sports hernia. No word on whether Colletti sent a note of apology.
2007 Don`t be fooled by the raw rate stats; the 2005 Florida State League batting champ continued his steady development as he progressed up the ladder. Most notably, he improved his plate discipline, lowering his strikeouts per unintentional walk from a scary 3.94 to a workable 2.22. He has no one outstanding skill, but is solid to above-average across the board, and his keystone pairing with Chin-Lung Hu gets raves for its double-play acrobatics. As the duo graduates to Las Vegas, perhaps they could book an act at Circus Circus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! I have Team 6 in NL All Stars, a 2-time defending division champ. In my quest to try to win the title last year (falling just short), I traded away many of my draft picks for this year. That meant that I wasn't able to draft much depth this year, and what depth I was able to draft (or keep), and whom I was counting on (hoping) to play in the majors are not (George Kottaras, Tommy La Stella, Oscar Tavares, Wilmer Flores, Tony Abreu) or are injured (Carlos Quentin with his annual injury, Josh Johnson). All of this leaves me with exactly one C, two 1B, one 2B, one part-time 3B, one SS, four OFers, five SPs (plus Thornburg), and five SRs. I have three SPs that are in the minors or should pitch later this year (TJ surgery-all Padres) and the aforementioned players languishing in the minors. I'm still competitive (above .500) and wish to remain so this year. What should I be looking for in the upcoming supps? I'd like another SP, but the best two available are Jorge de la Rosa & Jordan Lyles. I don't trust either. Or should I just try to eliminate all the AAA appearances by infielder and outfielder and draft accordingly?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
We'd probably go with the best SP with one pick and the best middle infielder with the second since a sixth starter can be used regardless and middle infield depth is one of the most painful places to see AAA show up on the weekly results. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tony Abreu really the solution for the D'backs at 2B? Are they not better off going the free agent route to fill the keystone corner?
(Garrett from Arizona)
I'm not a big fan of Abreu, but again, you can fill second base with any number of options. I think they should have rostered Gotay, to be sure. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Dewitt as a semi long term answer at 2B for the Dodgers? I don't recall their having an upcoming 2B in the system.
(pestevez from Miami)
Gonna double up this question with one my friend Nick keeps trying to submit:

Who is the real Furcal? The .814 OPS from 2006? The .688 in 2007? Should this year's injury issues give the Dodgers pause about resigning him?

Furcal is a fantastic, MVP-caliber player when healthy, which is about two months a year lately. I think his injury should definitely make the Dodgers think twice about signing him. I'm not opposed to it (perhaps overly jazzed about what he's shown in the last three games) but if they do I'd like to see another shorter-term deal (3 years max) with some incentive clauses or vesting options in there.

As for DeWitt, the Dodgers have him, Chin-Lung Hu and hopefully Tony Abreu as up-and-comers, and as I said in last week's roundtable, that leaves them many options to fill their infield in a post-Kent, post-Blake (and post-LaRoche) world. It's too obvious for them to try to let all of those young 'uns have jobs, so they're likely to sign/acquire/retain at least one of the Furcal/Kent/Blake lot and then let the others battle it out for two positions.

I'm not entirely convinced DeWitt's a good enough fielder at 2B. I'm also not convinced his bat can carry 3B yet. I think the chances of one of those two coming through in the next couple years is decent, but I don't know which one, and I'm not sure the Dodgers do either. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dodgers. DeWitt. LaRoche. How's this gonna end? Did LaRoche anger a deity or something?
(jlebeck66 from WI)
Sticking with this topic for a moment, I'm as big a LaRoche booster as you'll find, but DeWitt is knocking the stuffing out of the ball. I don't expect that to continue unabated, but there's no sense in sitting him down right now.

From a long-term standpoint, it's a nice problem to have. I'd hate to see them trade LaRoche, but I don't think they necessarily have to. I wonder whether the Dodgers would consider revisiting the DeWitt-to-second experiment that they tried in 2006, when the kid was at Vero Beach. With Jeff Kent clearly showing his age and Tony Abreu apparently joining the Federal Witness Protection program, that may be a palatable option. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff Games"JoeR (Syracuse): Have the Dodgers found their future 2nd baseman in Blake Dewitt or do they need to keep looking?"

Between DeWitt, Tony Abreu and Chin-Lung Hu, the Dodgers have some young options to fill their infield in a post-Kent, post-Furcal, post-Blake (and post-LaRoche) world. It's too obvious for them to try to let all of those young 'uns have jobs, so they're likely to sign/acquire/retain at least one of them and then let the others battle it out.

I'm not entirely convinced DeWitt's a good enough fielder at 2B. I'm also not convinced his bat can carry 3B yet. I think the chances of one of those two coming through in the next couple years is decent, but I don't know which one.

(Jay Jaffe)
 

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