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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 7737 .256 .362 .425 .280 38.3
Birth Date1-18-1964
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1988 BAL 24 53 192 177 17 35 8 1 1 48 8 40 0 0 7 9 6 4 .198 .232 .271 .191 -7.7 6.4 -0.1
1988 BOS 24 41 172 148 14 34 5 3 0 45 15 35 4 1 4 12 4 2 .230 .315 .304 .235 1.1 -0.1 0.1
1989 BAL 25 94 317 266 44 55 12 2 4 83 43 45 3 0 5 16 16 4 .207 .324 .312 .242 6.1 -2.4 0.4
1990 BAL 26 89 279 234 24 54 5 2 3 72 31 46 5 5 4 24 15 2 .231 .327 .308 .245 5.9 1.5 0.8
1991 BAL 27 113 313 256 40 59 12 3 2 83 38 44 5 3 11 27 12 5 .230 .338 .324 .253 8.4 -4.3 0.4
1992 BAL 28 159 749 623 100 169 28 10 21 280 98 98 9 9 10 80 53 16 .271 .373 .449 .310 55.2 6.9 6.8
1993 BAL 29 142 664 560 87 147 36 8 13 238 82 99 10 6 6 66 24 12 .263 .363 .425 .281 36.8 3.3 4.1
1994 BAL 30 111 525 453 78 119 25 5 12 190 57 75 10 2 3 48 31 1 .263 .356 .419 .262 20.0 5.4 2.5
1995 BAL 31 143 657 554 108 145 33 10 16 246 87 111 10 2 4 64 26 7 .262 .371 .444 .281 34.9 0.1 3.4
1996 BAL 32 149 687 579 117 172 37 5 50 369 76 106 22 4 6 110 21 8 .297 .396 .637 .333 85.0 -6.0 7.5
1997 BAL 33 151 696 590 97 170 39 7 18 277 84 105 19 1 2 73 18 12 .288 .393 .469 .304 52.2 -6.4 4.5
1998 BAL 34 133 574 479 84 113 28 3 18 201 75 78 15 1 4 51 21 7 .236 .356 .420 .280 36.0 -11.7 2.4
1999 BAL 35 150 692 564 109 159 28 5 24 269 96 105 24 7 1 81 36 7 .282 .404 .477 .306 57.0 -11.0 4.3
2000 BAL 36 141 618 506 89 130 26 0 19 213 92 103 8 7 5 50 16 9 .257 .375 .421 .275 24.0 -3.8 1.9
2001 BAL 37 131 501 430 50 87 12 3 8 129 60 77 8 1 2 45 12 4 .202 .311 .300 .228 -6.7 1.7 -0.5
2002 CLE 38 34 101 80 4 13 4 0 1 20 18 23 2 1 0 5 4 0 .163 .327 .250 .224 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
Career1834773764991062166133867210276396011901545074761315100.256.362.425.280406.5-20.438.3

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
1985 ELM A- 71 285 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 WHV A+ 126 543 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NBR AA 52 219 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 PAW AAA 23 95 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .406 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB 53 192 .191 .260 .320 .388 .266 .250 97 -12.6 5.0 0.4 6.4 0.5 -7.7 -0.1 -7.7 -0.1
1988 BOS MLB 41 172 .235 .263 .330 .397 .270 .298 105 -4.1 4.5 -0.8 -0.1 1.8 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
1988 PAW AAA 49 196 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 94 317 .242 .260 .325 .385 .266 .235 101 -5.4 8.3 0.7 -2.4 3.0 6.1 0.4 6.1 0.4
1989 ROC AAA 21 84 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 89 279 .245 .256 .322 .379 .260 .268 97 -4.1 7.5 -1.3 1.5 3.0 5.9 0.8 5.9 0.8
1990 FRD A+ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 HAG AA 9 41 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .414 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BAL MLB 113 313 .253 .257 .321 .387 .261 .268 97 -2.2 8.5 -1.1 -4.3 1.9 8.4 0.4 8.4 0.4
1991 ROC AAA 7 33 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BAL MLB 159 749 .310 .262 .326 .390 .265 .288 97 35.8 19.4 -4.4 6.9 3.7 55.2 6.8 55.2 6.8
1993 BAL MLB 142 664 .281 .268 .336 .413 .265 .295 102 14.6 19.0 -3.9 3.3 4.0 36.8 4.1 36.8 4.1
1994 BAL MLB 111 525 .262 .274 .346 .437 .268 .291 99 1.4 15.9 -2.3 5.4 4.0 20.0 2.5 20.0 2.5
1995 BAL MLB 143 657 .281 .271 .341 .430 .267 .301 100 15.6 19.7 -3.1 0.1 4.0 34.9 3.4 34.9 3.4
1996 BAL MLB 149 687 .333 .277 .347 .441 .268 .286 98 58.1 21.2 1.7 -6.0 1.9 85.0 7.5 85.0 7.5
1997 BAL MLB 151 696 .304 .274 .340 .432 .266 .325 94 33.8 19.2 -0.6 -6.4 0.6 52.2 4.5 52.2 4.5
1998 BAL MLB 133 574 .280 .269 .337 .429 .267 .247 95 12.9 15.6 1.5 -11.7 5.6 36.0 2.4 36.0 2.4
1999 BAL MLB 150 692 .306 .274 .344 .436 .263 .305 97 37.3 19.3 0.6 -11.0 1.1 57.0 4.3 57.0 4.3
2000 BAL MLB 141 618 .275 .275 .344 .444 .265 .284 91 11.1 17.5 -1.3 -3.8 -2.0 24.0 1.9 24.0 1.9
2001 BAL MLB 131 501 .228 .263 .327 .418 .259 .228 94 -17.5 13.7 -4.6 1.7 -0.0 -6.7 -0.5 -6.7 -0.5
2002 CLE MLB 34 101 .224 .265 .329 .432 .265 .211 101 -3.9 2.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.9 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2003 POR AAA 23 88 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 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
1985 ELM A- 285 36 55 7 6 5 21 67 32 13 9 .256 .435 .414 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 WHV A+ 543 86 133 19 11 12 87 107 47 44 19 .319 .458 .504 .185 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NBR AA 219 30 50 4 3 6 35 45 24 7 3 .294 .445 .459 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 PAW AAA 95 18 30 4 0 2 8 16 8 2 1 .380 .484 .506 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB 192 17 35 8 1 1 9 8 40 6 4 .198 .232 .271 .073 .191 -7.7 6.4 -0.1
1988 BOS MLB 172 14 34 5 3 0 12 15 35 4 2 .230 .315 .304 .074 .235 1.1 -0.1 0.1
1988 PAW AAA 196 27 48 6 1 4 2 26 33 8 3 .287 .393 .407 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ROC AAA 84 14 14 1 2 1 8 12 13 2 2 .200 .333 .314 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 317 44 55 12 2 4 16 43 45 16 4 .207 .324 .312 .105 .242 6.1 -2.4 0.4
1990 HAG AA 41 8 13 0 2 1 5 5 5 2 1 .382 .450 .588 .206 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 279 24 54 5 2 3 24 31 46 15 2 .231 .327 .308 .077 .245 5.9 1.5 0.8
1990 FRD A+ 8 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .571 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BAL MLB 313 40 59 12 3 2 27 38 44 12 5 .230 .338 .324 .094 .253 8.4 -4.3 0.4
1991 ROC AAA 33 5 10 3 0 0 2 7 4 4 1 .385 .515 .500 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BAL MLB 749 100 169 28 10 21 80 98 98 53 16 .271 .373 .449 .178 .310 55.2 6.9 6.8
1993 BAL MLB 664 87 147 36 8 13 66 82 99 24 12 .263 .363 .425 .163 .281 36.8 3.3 4.1
1994 BAL MLB 525 78 119 25 5 12 48 57 75 31 1 .263 .356 .419 .157 .262 20.0 5.4 2.5
1995 BAL MLB 657 108 145 33 10 16 64 87 111 26 7 .262 .371 .444 .182 .281 34.9 0.1 3.4
1996 BAL MLB 687 117 172 37 5 50 110 76 106 21 8 .297 .396 .637 .340 .333 85.0 -6.0 7.5
1997 BAL MLB 696 97 170 39 7 18 73 84 105 18 12 .288 .393 .469 .181 .304 52.2 -6.4 4.5
1998 BAL MLB 574 84 113 28 3 18 51 75 78 21 7 .236 .356 .420 .184 .280 36.0 -11.7 2.4
1999 BAL MLB 692 109 159 28 5 24 81 96 105 36 7 .282 .404 .477 .195 .306 57.0 -11.0 4.3
2000 BAL MLB 618 89 130 26 0 19 50 92 103 16 9 .257 .375 .421 .164 .275 24.0 -3.8 1.9
2001 BAL MLB 501 50 87 12 3 8 45 60 77 12 4 .202 .311 .300 .098 .228 -6.7 1.7 -0.5
2002 CLE MLB 101 4 13 4 0 1 5 18 23 4 0 .163 .327 .250 .087 .224 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2003 POR AAA 88 15 20 1 1 0 7 18 15 5 1 .294 .455 .338 .044 .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
2001-10-04 2001-10-06 DTD 2 3 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2001-09-30 2001-10-01 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2001-09-22 2001-09-23 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2001-06-27 2001-07-04 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Soreness Running Into Wall - -
2001-04-30 2001-04-30 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2000-09-25 2000-09-27 DTD 2 1 Right Ankle Soreness - -
2000-09-21 2000-09-23 DTD 2 1 Left Ankle Soreness - -
2000-08-11 2000-08-21 DTD 10 10 Right Wrist Sprain - -
2000-07-27 2000-07-29 DTD 2 0 - Lower Leg Cramp Calf - -
2000-06-19 2000-06-21 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2000-05-09 2000-05-10 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2000-03-10 2000-03-28 Camp 18 0 Left Knee Nerve Injury Iced Too Long - -
1999-09-28 1999-10-01 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1999-09-02 1999-09-03 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1999-07-30 1999-08-02 DTD 3 3 Left Ankle Soreness - -
1999-07-09 1999-07-09 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
1998-08-21 1998-08-26 DTD 5 4 - Knee Strain Patella Tendon Running Into Wall - -
1998-06-13 1998-06-16 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1998-04-20 1998-05-08 15-DL 18 15 - Neck Soreness - -
1997-07-05 1997-07-06 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Contusion HBP Calf - -
1997-06-18 1997-06-20 DTD 2 1 - Knee Soreness - -
1997-03-25 1997-03-28 Camp 3 0 - Trunk Fracture Ribs - -
1993-06-23 1993-07-08 15-DL 15 15 - General Medical Illness Chickenpox - -
1991-05-28 1991-06-14 15-DL 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1990-06-07 1990-07-20 15-DL 43 38 - Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 CLE $200,000
2001 BAL $7,200,000
2000 BAL $7,127,199
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$14,527,199
3 yrTotal$14,527,199

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 114 dBH Spts Council

Details
  • released 5/03 1 year/$0.5M (03) (minor-league contract) released 3/03 released 5/02 (BAL pays $3.8M of $4M) 1 year/$1.2M (02)+03-04 opts $1M buyout
  • 02 salary cut 11/01 (5 year/$31M 98-02)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brady Anderson as captivating in person?
(joshua kusnick from ft lauderdale)
In addition to being one of my favorite roto players of all time, he's a terrific dude and "a good sport." For those who didn't catch the story at the time... http://eutawstreetreport.com/fan-challenges-brady-anderson-to-foot-race-at-winter-meetings/ (Cory Schwartz)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously Jose Bautista? Eric, have you ever seen a more surprising number than 54 hrs for bautista this season? Any chance he even can even hit 40 next year?
(Kenneth from 30 Rockefeller Center)
Well, Luiz Gonzalez's 57 home runs were very surprising but his seasonal tallies prior to that year were at least in the 23-30 range. Brady Anderson was a big surprise, but this feels differently, perhaps because I really believe Bautista was not on steroids. Maybe that's foolhardy on my part but I buy into the idea of a completely changed swing. I don't get why we're so quick to believe Ben Zobrist had an awesome 2009 because of a new swing but not Bautista. Zobrist's approach translated to a higher BA and SLG, Bautista's to more home runs. There is a difference, but people are so damn protective of home runs that it skews our perspective on a lot of things.

As for next year, I'll say 36 home runs for Bautista. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Frank in Vegas - paging Mr. Anderson, Mr. Brady Anderson. He was 32 at the time of the questionable 50 HR year.
(DDriesen from Katonah)
So is Bautista more Ludwick or Anderson, folks? (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Pie will emerge in Baltimore,or will he hit like he did in Chicago?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
I have high hopes. The worst-case scenario seems to be a terrific defensive unit out there with Pie, Jones, and Markakis - shades of the Steve Finley, Brady Anderson, Mike Devereaux outfield that helped revive Baltimore's fortunes in 1989. The thing with Pie is always going to be selectivity. If the Orioles can help him on that front maybe he can break through. I feel like 2008 was a lost year for him, one of stagnation. He has more in him than he was able (or allowed) to show in Chi, but stardom seems like a big, big reach to me. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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