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Portrait of Marlon Anderson

Marlon Anderson 2BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3508 .265 .314 .391 .249 6.1
Birth Date1-6-1974
Height5' 10"
Weight190 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
1998 PHI 24 17 45 43 4 14 3 0 1 20 1 6 0 1 0 4 2 0 .326 .333 .465 .267 0.4 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI 25 129 484 452 48 114 26 4 5 163 24 61 2 2 4 54 13 2 .252 .292 .361 .224 -5.5 -1.4 -0.7
2000 PHI 26 41 174 162 10 37 8 1 1 50 12 22 0 0 0 15 2 2 .228 .282 .309 .207 -8.1 -0.4 -0.8
2001 PHI 27 147 574 522 69 153 30 2 11 220 35 74 2 5 10 61 8 5 .293 .337 .421 .274 28.9 15.4 4.4
2002 PHI 28 145 592 539 64 139 30 6 8 205 42 71 5 4 2 48 5 1 .258 .315 .380 .242 4.3 -4.5 -0.0
2003 TBA 29 145 535 482 59 130 27 3 6 181 41 60 3 5 4 67 19 3 .270 .328 .376 .247 10.6 -0.9 1.0
2004 SLN 30 113 271 253 31 60 12 0 8 96 12 38 1 5 0 28 6 2 .237 .269 .379 .229 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3
2005 NYN 31 123 260 235 31 62 9 0 7 92 18 45 1 2 4 19 6 1 .264 .316 .391 .257 5.9 0.5 0.7
2006 LAN 32 25 73 64 12 24 3 2 7 52 7 8 0 1 1 15 2 2 .375 .431 .812 .386 10.1 -0.6 0.9
2006 WAS 32 109 239 215 31 59 13 2 5 91 18 41 1 2 3 23 2 4 .274 .331 .423 .270 7.8 -1.2 0.6
2007 LAN 33 23 29 26 3 6 0 0 0 6 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 .231 .310 .231 .206 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2007 NYN 33 43 77 69 14 22 7 0 3 38 5 12 0 2 1 25 3 1 .319 .355 .551 .319 6.6 0.2 0.7
2008 NYN 34 87 151 138 16 29 6 0 1 38 9 27 0 2 2 10 2 1 .210 .255 .275 .209 -3.3 1.5 -0.2
2009 NYN 35 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .013 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
Career115135083204392849174206312522274711531313717124.265.314.391.24953.67.56.1

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
1995 BAT A- 74 337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLR A+ 60 277 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 REA AA 75 345 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 REA AA 0 605 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PHI MLB 17 45 .267 .264 .329 .402 .255 .351 99 0.3 1.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
1998 SWB AAA 0 610 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 129 484 .224 .272 .340 .436 .261 .281 98 -20.6 13.1 -0.7 -1.4 0.6 -5.5 -0.7 -5.5 -0.7
2000 PHI MLB 41 174 .207 .262 .337 .429 .257 .259 98 -11 4.8 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 -8.1 -0.8 -8.1 -0.8
2000 SWB AAA 0 441 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 147 574 .274 .261 .325 .421 .258 .321 93 8.9 15.5 -0.8 15.4 1.7 28.9 4.4 28.9 4.4
2002 PHI MLB 145 592 .242 .255 .324 .404 .256 .282 95 -11.6 15.1 -0.8 -4.5 1.2 4.3 -0.0 4.3 -0.0
2003 TBA MLB 145 535 .247 .262 .326 .415 .257 .295 98 -7.6 14.6 -1 -0.9 3.7 10.6 1.0 10.6 1.0
2004 SLN MLB 113 271 .229 .262 .325 .425 .260 .245 94 -9.2 8.1 -1 -0.9 -0.6 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2005 NYN MLB 123 260 .257 .260 .322 .412 .257 .297 95 -0.8 7.5 -2 0.5 0.3 5.9 0.7 5.9 0.7
2006 LAN MLB 25 73 .386 .263 .331 .425 .260 .340 98 10.3 2.2 -0.5 -0.6 -1.3 10.1 0.9 10.1 0.9
2006 WAS MLB 109 239 .270 .264 .333 .424 .263 .316 90 2.6 7.2 -0.7 -1.2 0.6 7.8 0.6 7.8 0.6
2007 LAN MLB 23 29 .206 .261 .328 .418 .257 .286 96 -1.7 0.9 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2007 NYN MLB 43 77 .319 .251 .322 .387 .250 .339 99 5 2.3 -0.3 0.2 0.3 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2007 LVG AAA 11 38 .307 .276 .347 .430 .268 .261 103 1.9 1.1 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2007 NWO AAA 6 26 .199 .252 .322 .397 .241 .235 91 -1.8 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2008 NYN MLB 87 151 .209 .263 .337 .410 .264 .250 96 -8.3 4.4 -0.8 1.5 2.0 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2008 SLU A+ 4 14 .245 .227 .298 .300 .232 .300 92 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 NYN MLB 4 4 .013 .231 .299 .400 .246 .000 97 -1.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -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 BAT A- 337 52 92 13 4 3 40 15 20 22 8 .295 .333 .391 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 REA AA 345 38 86 14 3 3 28 26 44 17 9 .274 .328 .366 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CLR A+ 277 37 70 10 3 2 22 14 18 26 1 .272 .310 .358 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 REA AA 605 88 147 18 6 10 62 42 77 27 15 .266 .329 .374 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PHI MLB 45 4 14 3 0 1 4 1 6 2 0 .326 .333 .465 .140 .267 0.4 0.0 0.0
1998 SWB AAA 610 104 176 32 14 16 86 28 77 24 12 .306 .346 .494 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 484 48 114 26 4 5 54 24 61 13 2 .252 .292 .361 .108 .224 -5.5 -1.4 -0.7
2000 PHI MLB 174 10 37 8 1 1 15 12 22 2 2 .228 .282 .309 .080 .207 -8.1 -0.4 -0.8
2000 SWB AAA 441 57 121 18 8 8 53 39 43 24 10 .305 .374 .451 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 574 69 153 30 2 11 61 35 74 8 5 .293 .337 .421 .128 .274 28.9 15.4 4.4
2002 PHI MLB 592 64 139 30 6 8 48 42 71 5 1 .258 .315 .380 .122 .242 4.3 -4.5 -0.0
2003 TBA MLB 535 59 130 27 3 6 67 41 60 19 3 .270 .328 .376 .106 .247 10.6 -0.9 1.0
2004 SLN MLB 271 31 60 12 0 8 28 12 38 6 2 .237 .269 .379 .142 .229 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3
2005 NYN MLB 260 31 62 9 0 7 19 18 45 6 1 .264 .316 .391 .128 .257 5.9 0.5 0.7
2006 LAN MLB 73 12 24 3 2 7 15 7 8 2 2 .375 .431 .812 .438 .386 10.1 -0.6 0.9
2006 WAS MLB 239 31 59 13 2 5 23 18 41 2 4 .274 .331 .423 .149 .270 7.8 -1.2 0.6
2007 NYN MLB 77 14 22 7 0 3 25 5 12 3 1 .319 .355 .551 .232 .319 6.6 0.2 0.7
2007 LAN MLB 29 3 6 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 0 .231 .310 .231 .000 .206 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2007 LVG AAA 38 6 7 2 1 1 11 7 5 2 0 .241 .405 .483 .241 .307 2.1 -0.7 0.1
2007 NWO AAA 26 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 .174 .269 .217 .043 .199 -0.7 0.2 -0.0
2008 NYN MLB 151 16 29 6 0 1 10 9 27 2 1 .210 .255 .275 .065 .209 -3.3 1.5 -0.2
2008 SLU A+ 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .000 .245 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2009 NYN MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .013 -0.9 0.0 -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
2008 565 0.4814 0.5115 0.8131 0.6507 0.3823 0.8814 0.7054 0.1869
2009 10 0.4000 0.4000 0.5000 0.5000 0.3333 1.0000 0.0000 0.5000
Career5750.480.50960.80770.64810.38140.88350.69310.1923

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-02 2008-09-01 15-DL 30 28 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-05-24 2008-06-10 15-DL 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-03-02 2008-03-08 Camp 6 0 Chest Contusion Sternum After Collision with Player -
2007-05-06 2007-06-18 15-DL 43 39 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips and Scar Tissue 2007-05-11
2006-10-10 2006-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2006-10-10
2006-07-04 2006-07-05 DTD 1 1 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2006-05-05 2006-05-05 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion HBP -
2006-03-18 2006-03-23 Camp 5 0 Left Fingers Laceration Cut Index Finger Slicing Grapefruit -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 NYN $1,150,000
2008 NYN $1,050,000
2007 NYN $925,000
2007 LAN $925,000
2006 WAS, LAN $925,000
2004 SLN $600,000
2003 TBA $600,000
2002 PHI $400,000
2001 PHI $280,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$6,855,000
8 yrTotal$6,855,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 76 d2 yr/$2.2M (08-09)

Details
  • released 4/09 designated for assignment 4/11/09 re-signed as a free agent 11/6/07, 2 year/$2.2M (08-09), 08:$1.05M, 09:$1.15M
  • contract purchased 7/18/07
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 7/12/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 7/11/07
  • designated for assignment 6/29/07
  • acquired in trade from WAS 8/06 signed as a free agent from NYM 11/05, 2 year/$1.85M (06-07), 06:$0.925M, 07:$0.925M
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12/04 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from TB 1/04, 1 year/$0.6M (04)
  • non-tendered (TB) 12/03
  • signed as a free agent from PHI 1/03, 1 year/$0.6M (03)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)As long as you're talking about Philly players & the media, what happened to Rolen when he was there? He seems like a great guy but it seemed that the Phillies & the Cardinals both couldn't wait to get rid of him. Is he too thoughtful and intelligent? Bowa was kind of a knuckle scraper so I understand that one, but isn't LaRussa intelligent?
(Wendy from Chicago)
Rolen's situation in Philly was similar to Schilling's -- he wanted to win and did not see the Phillies front office or ownership doing anything to indicate that winning seasons were around the corner. I mean, their rotations were headed by Robert Person and Omar Daal, and a right side of the infield of Travis Lee and Marlon Anderson doesn't strike fear into opponents. In actuality, Rolen's departure signaled a turning point for the Phillies, who went out and signed Thome and traded for Millwood, while coming close to signing Glavine in an attempt to take the next step. (Eric Seidman)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat and your great articles, Eric. What do you see the Angels doing this winter? Assuming they don't trade for Halladay, I'm guessing that they let Lackey and Figgins walk, pick up a high upside, high risk starter like Harden and a flawed (but reasonably priced) bat like Thome who could bat in the middle of the order, with Abreu as the new leadoff hitter. Arte Moreno has said they have about $12-13 million to improve the club. What should do they do?
(Dennis from LA)
Thanks for the compliment. I really feel like the Angels land Halladay. Not sure why but with most signs last year pointing towards the Phillies and right now towards the Red Sox or Yankees, I feel like the Angels are going to swoop in "out of nowhere" and pry him loose. Then maybe they trade for Pat Burrell, bring Doug Glanville out of retirement, and get Marlon Anderson to recreate the early 2000s Phillies with Abreu. (Eric Seidman)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets need a good 5th starter. How about El Duque, Mike Pelfrey, Ruben Gotay, Marlon Anderson and Aaron Heilman for Ian Snell?
(Jay from Flushing)
That plus a ton of Famous Amos hot dogs still doesn't get you Snell, I suspect. Remember, it isn't Littlefield who's picking up the phone any more. (Christina Kahrl)


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