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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 2471 .231 .305 .318 .221 2.6
Birth Date6-20-1972
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 DET 26 96 333 305 23 83 12 1 3 106 23 82 0 4 1 30 1 1 .272 .319 .348 .244 8.4 -14.3 -0.6
1999 HOU 27 73 247 215 16 55 14 1 2 77 26 57 0 3 3 17 1 1 .256 .332 .358 .239 5.3 5.2 1.0
2000 ATL 28 24 63 58 8 11 4 0 2 21 5 15 0 0 0 6 0 0 .190 .254 .362 .191 -2.2 0.2 -0.2
2000 FLO 28 56 186 161 10 39 6 1 0 47 22 48 1 1 1 14 0 0 .242 .335 .292 .219 -0.5 -4.1 -0.4
2000 HOU 28 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .031 -0.4 0.4 -0.0
2001 ATL 29 61 157 137 19 29 10 1 2 47 20 34 0 0 0 15 1 0 .212 .312 .343 .228 3.9 10.4 1.4
2002 MIL 30 87 257 234 24 55 8 1 4 77 20 46 0 0 3 20 0 2 .235 .295 .329 .220 1.1 -7.0 -0.6
2003 CHN 31 70 213 188 19 43 13 3 0 62 22 47 1 1 1 17 0 1 .229 .311 .330 .237 6.4 -0.2 0.6
2004 CHN 32 49 157 138 13 28 8 0 1 39 15 29 2 1 1 10 1 0 .203 .288 .283 .203 -2.2 6.5 0.4
2005 LAN 33 13 47 40 1 10 2 0 0 12 7 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 .250 .362 .300 .254 1.5 -0.0 0.1
2006 KCA 34 56 167 153 7 32 3 0 0 35 11 46 0 1 2 10 0 0 .209 .261 .229 .175 -9.5 -4.4 -1.4
2007 BAL 35 60 174 156 13 32 3 1 1 40 15 50 1 1 1 8 0 1 .205 .277 .256 .190 -6.5 -2.7 -0.9
2008 CIN 36 99 338 299 30 65 11 2 6 98 34 90 1 1 3 35 0 2 .217 .299 .328 .218 -1.0 20.9 2.0
2009 PHI 37 44 130 116 12 26 4 0 3 39 13 32 1 0 0 9 0 1 .224 .308 .336 .239 2.4 7.8 1.0
Career789247122021955089811247002335897131619549.231.305.318.2216.718.72.6

Statistics for All Levels

'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
1993 BIL Rk 57 221 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 WNS A+ 90 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 WNS A+ 82 299 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 110 419 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA 0 357 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB 96 333 .244 .270 .333 .433 .000 .357 98 -6 9.1 5.9 -14.3 -0.6 8.4 -0.6 8.4 -0.6
1998 TOL AAA 0 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HOU MLB 73 247 .239 .274 .342 .438 .000 .333 96 -6 6.7 4.6 5.2 -0.1 5.3 1.0 5.3 1.0
1999 NWO AAA 0 48 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB 24 63 .191 .262 .337 .428 .000 .220 98 -5.1 1.7 1.2 0.2 -0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2000 FLO MLB 56 186 .219 .261 .339 .427 .000 .342 95 -9 5.1 3.5 -4.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -0.4
2000 HOU MLB 1 2 .031 .279 .361 .507 .000 .000 117 -0.5 0.1 0 0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2001 ATL MLB 61 157 .228 .266 .331 .431 .000 .267 94 -5.5 4.2 2.8 10.4 2.3 3.9 1.4 3.9 1.4
2002 MIL MLB 87 257 .220 .258 .324 .410 .000 .277 99 -11.1 6.5 4.3 -7.0 1.3 1.1 -0.6 1.1 -0.6
2003 CHN MLB 70 213 .237 .268 .331 .431 .000 .303 103 -5.3 5.6 3.8 -0.2 2.3 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2004 CHN MLB 49 157 .203 .271 .336 .441 .000 .248 96 -9.9 4.7 2.8 6.5 0.2 -2.2 0.4 -2.2 0.4
2005 LAN MLB 13 47 .254 .276 .336 .439 .000 .357 99 -0.3 1.4 0.8 -0.0 -0.4 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2006 KCA MLB 56 167 .175 .273 .333 .433 .000 .296 112 -15.9 5.0 3 -4.4 -1.5 -9.5 -1.4 -9.5 -1.4
2006 WIC AA 3 12 .156 .310 .384 .516 .000 .182 131 -1.3 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 BAL MLB 60 174 .190 .266 .328 .421 .000 .292 100 -13.5 5.2 3.1 -2.7 -1.2 -6.5 -0.9 -6.5 -0.9
2008 CIN MLB 99 338 .218 .259 .327 .410 .000 .289 100 -15.4 9.8 5.8 20.9 -1.2 -1.0 2.0 -1.0 2.0
2009 PHI MLB 44 130 .239 .264 .332 .410 .000 .284 97 -3 3.7 2.2 7.8 -0.6 2.4 1.0 2.4 1.0
2009 REA AA 10 43 .269 .244 .312 .353 .000 .441 97 0.4 1.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2

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
1993 BIL Rk 221 34 61 11 0 4 30 22 37 5 1 .314 .385 .433 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 WNS A+ 336 29 59 9 1 3 26 35 81 2 2 .204 .292 .273 .069 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 WNS A+ 299 29 71 11 2 7 27 42 66 3 1 .285 .383 .430 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 419 53 106 27 0 8 48 48 93 1 0 .294 .383 .436 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA 357 34 78 14 1 8 43 34 81 0 5 .243 .319 .368 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB 333 23 83 12 1 3 30 23 82 1 1 .272 .319 .348 .075 .244 8.4 -14.3 -0.6
1998 TOL AAA 49 5 14 3 1 1 6 1 13 0 0 .292 .306 .458 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HOU MLB 247 16 55 14 1 2 17 26 57 1 1 .256 .332 .358 .102 .239 5.3 5.2 1.0
1999 NWO AAA 48 2 9 3 1 1 4 1 11 0 0 .191 .208 .362 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB 63 8 11 4 0 2 6 5 15 0 0 .190 .254 .362 .172 .191 -2.2 0.2 -0.2
2000 FLO MLB 186 10 39 6 1 0 14 22 48 0 0 .242 .335 .292 .050 .219 -0.5 -4.1 -0.4
2000 HOU MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .031 -0.4 0.4 -0.0
2001 ATL MLB 157 19 29 10 1 2 15 20 34 1 0 .212 .312 .343 .131 .228 3.9 10.4 1.4
2002 MIL MLB 257 24 55 8 1 4 20 20 46 0 2 .235 .295 .329 .094 .220 1.1 -7.0 -0.6
2003 CHN MLB 213 19 43 13 3 0 17 22 47 0 1 .229 .311 .330 .101 .237 6.4 -0.2 0.6
2004 CHN MLB 157 13 28 8 0 1 10 15 29 1 0 .203 .288 .283 .080 .203 -2.2 6.5 0.4
2005 LAN MLB 47 1 10 2 0 0 4 7 12 0 0 .250 .362 .300 .050 .254 1.5 -0.0 0.1
2006 WIC AA 12 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 .156 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2006 KCA MLB 167 7 32 3 0 0 10 11 46 0 0 .209 .261 .229 .020 .175 -9.5 -4.4 -1.4
2007 BAL MLB 174 13 32 3 1 1 8 15 50 0 1 .205 .277 .256 .051 .190 -6.5 -2.7 -0.9
2008 CIN MLB 338 30 65 11 2 6 35 34 90 0 2 .217 .299 .328 .110 .218 -1.0 20.9 2.0
2009 PHI MLB 130 12 26 4 0 3 9 13 32 0 1 .224 .308 .336 .112 .239 2.4 7.8 1.0
2009 REA AA 43 5 15 1 0 0 10 1 8 0 0 .357 .372 .381 .024 .269 2.2 -0.1 0.2

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1197 0.5163 0.4461 0.7247 0.5841 0.2988 0.8504 0.4624 0.2753 544 -0.007280
2009 490 0.4673 0.4714 0.7446 0.6550 0.3103 0.8800 0.4938 0.2554 196 -0.000804
Career16870.50210.45340.73050.60470.30210.8590.47150.2695442.9212-0.0054

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-03-24 2008-03-26 Camp 2 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-03-05 2007-03-10 Camp 5 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-07-02 2006-08-02 15-DL 31 27 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-05-27 2005-10-03 60-DL 129 116 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2005-06-24
2002-06-09 2002-06-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Dislocation Little Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 BAL $900,000
2006 KCA $700,000
2005 LAN $650,000
2004 CHN $865,000
2003 CHN $750,000
2002 MIL $750,000
2001 ATL $450,000
2000 FLO $275,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$5,340,000
8 yrTotal$5,340,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 86 dBarry Meister

Details
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2009). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/09. $0.3M in performance bonuses based on starts. Released by Cubs 3/30/09 (due 45 days' pay, $178,279). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 5/18/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 3/31/08.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2007). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/06. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 60 g, $0.1M for 80 g.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2006). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2005). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/05. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 60, 75, 90, 100 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2004). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2003). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/02.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2002)
  • drafted 1993 (5-148)

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 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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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/24/2016 11:39 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

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
2010 Bako found himself on a major-league team yet again, despite doing little to warrant the position except convincing Charlie Manuel that he was a more adept defender than Chris Coste and still hits lefty. After the year, the Phillies signed Brian Schneider to get the best player of the type, set this be a lesson to every father: if your kid hits lefty, but just not that well, get him some catching gear, because the "good enough" bar doesn't get any lower than this.
2009 With his 10th organization in an 11-year career, itinerant catcher Bako was his team's primary backstop for the first time since his rookie year. His season was ugly, even grading on a generous "for a catcher" curve; tenure and the fact that he makes his outs from the left side of the plate give him a better than merited chance of catching on somewhere this season.
2008 Bako was the primary backup to Ramon Hernandez last year. He and the Orioles' other reserve backstops-Alberto Castillo, Gus Molina, and J.R. House-combined to hit .201/.267/.308 in 2007, turning the catcher spot into the Springfield Mystery Spot whenever Hernandez was unavailable, which turned out to be more than a third of the season altogether. The Orioles have bought into the idea that their backup catcher must be a strong defender and guide the young pitchers. The results have been so spectacular, haven't they?
2007 A message to all you parents out there: if your son dreams of one day joining the International Brotherhood of Backup Catchers--hey, it`s easier to join than the Priory of Sion--get him working on his left-handed swing. Bako has hit under .230 in five of the last seven years, he`s hit one homer in the last four, yet he keeps finding teams interested in a left-handed stick to complement their right-handed starter. The latest is the Orioles, who are paying him $900,000 to impersonate a minimum-wage backup.
2006 A good-field/no-hit catcher whose defensive abilities are somewhat overstated, Bako tore his ACL in a rundown in June, shelving him for the season. The injury wasn`t a total loss, as it forced the team to take a long look at Navarro, with happy results. Despite being 34 and coming off of knee surgery, the Royals have signed him to provide the veteran gravitas John Buck lacks. We imagine something like Edwin Newman in a mask.
2005 Gabor is coasting on his defensive reputation, but over the course of his career, he's caught just under 31% of attempted basestealers, a figure no better than pedestrian. Reputedly he works well with pitchers and helps old ladies cross the street and all that, but there's nothing separating him from 10 or 15 catchers in the International League. None of this is meant to be an endorsement of Henry Blanco, who was brought in to be Bako's replacement, but at least Blanco does his job as advertised.
2004 Ladies and gentlemen, your prototypical backup catcher. Bako's caught-stealing numbers were down a bit this year (30%), but he's a solid defensive player and had a couple of fun catcher pickoffs. He also can't hit very much. Handedness aside, Bako and Damian Miller are redundant players, and it would be wise for the Cubs to retain one and replace the other with an offense-first, Bobby-Estalella type backstop for those days when the Shawn Estes proxy is pitching. They settled for flipping Miller to the A's for Michael Barrett, part of a December non-tender merry-go-round.
2003 Bako is what he is: an adequate backup who bats lefty for spice. Acquired by the Cubs in their ingenious plot to acquire every solid backup catcher, except that they’re already running out of roster room to bring the scheme to fruition. If they don’t add anybody else, he should be Damian Miller’s caddy.
2002 “Bits” is your basic good backup to a slugging right-handed-hitting catcher with a few defensive limitations. In other words, he's a great guy to have when Javy Lopez is your regular starter. Lopez's return to Atlanta should guarantee another year of employment for Bako, catching Greg Maddux every fifth game.
2001 The season-ending injury to Eddie Perez left the Braves with only Fernando Lunar behind Javy Lopez, so claiming Paul Bako off waivers was a good idea. Bako, a left-handed, low-power, average defensive backstop, is a near-perfect complement to Lopez. He'll be around for a while and have a lot of years like 1998.
2000 A curious addition to the Brad Ausmus trade, Bako’s value was no mystery after Mitch Meluskey went out for the season in late April. A .260 hitter who can work the count a little and throw out 35% of attempted base-stealers can make a useful player: just look at Tony Eusebio. When you can do that and bat left-handed like Bako, you can stay in the majors for 10 years. Now that Eusebio has been re-signed, Bako may be the odd man out in Houston.
1999 He's been touted as one of the bright spots to the season, but he's no long-term answer. His dexterity behind the plate doesn't compensate for a weak stick, and he turns 27 in June. If he's able to recapture the ability to draw walks he showed in 1994-95, he could stick in a platoon role, and left-handed hitters are valuable behind the plate. But Rob Fick, also a lefty, has grabbed on to his collar and is ready to pull.
1998 Bako’s a good defensive catcher who had shown improvement in his hitting. He’s qualified to be a major league backup right now, and could play about even with Joe Oliver as Eddie Taubensee’s backup. Traded to Detroit, where the competition isn’t as stiff. I think he’ll be above average for the position in 1998.
1997 Naturally, the second Bako started hitting, his defensive reputation started to slip. A good hitter who will get better, and I think he’s fine behind the plate. The Reds probably have more depth at catcher and shortstop than any other organization. They’ve also got the most Marge Schott. Bako will start the year in Indianapolis and likely will stay there until September.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't like much of what Jim Hendry has done this offseason but what confuses me is letting Henry Blanco walk? Are koyie Hill and Paul Bako the left handed hitting messiahs? What am I missing? Was Blanco too expensive? Is he injured?
(ced from chicago)
I can understand a desire to get a backup for Geovany Soto who's an opposite-side hitter, but yes, I'd rather have spent the money to retain Blanco than spend it on Bako (or Joey Gathright, for that matter). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, about your 'dusty moment' unfiltered piece. You mention the idea to bring in Volquez was a terrible idea. Baker was left with Volquez and Cueto. With an offday on Monday, Cueto was slated to go on Tuesday (and, apparently, his throw day was Saturday). Would you rather Baker have brought in a position player, of which his choices were Paul Bako or whomever else was in the lineup that could pitch?
(jason from columbus)
Yeah. I would have punted the game. Maybe that's too conservative, but if you figure your chance at any point is something less than 50% with any pitcher (on the road in extras), and 5% with a position player, I would have rather paid the ~.45 of a win than risk Volquez' arm. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1998 mlb 7127 -.012 -13.8 4145 .000 -0.2 92 -.008 .004 0.5 -13.5 0.0
1999 mlb 4479 .006 4.3 2733 -.000 0.3 49 -.029 -.008 1.3 5.9 0.0
2000 mlb 5049 -.003 -2.8 2899 .001 -0.6 60 -.015 .004 0.6 -2.8 0.0
2001 mlb 2920 .021 9.6 1598 .000 -0.1 47 -.007 .013 0.2 9.7 0.0
2002 mlb 5143 -.006 -5.2 2941 .001 -0.9 57 .027 .001 -1.0 -7.1 0.0
2003 mlb 4433 .001 0.4 2434 .001 -0.4 31 -.009 .002 0.2 0.2 0.0
2004 mlb 2869 .011 5.0 1634 -.001 0.4 48 .007 .001 -0.2 5.3 0.0
2005 mlb 935 -.001 -0.2 466 .000 -0.0 4 -.059 -.000 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2006 mlb 3858 -.007 -4.4 2211 .000 -0.1 27 -.014 .001 0.2 -4.3 0.0
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 131 .000 -0.0 5 -.001 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2007 mlb 3965 -.001 -0.5 2367 .001 -0.4 28 .040 .003 -0.7 -1.6 0.0
2008 mlb 6085 .023 22.5 4169 -.000 0.6 68 -.008 -.002 0.4 23.5 0.0
2009 mlb 2154 .022 7.8 1383 .000 -0.1 20 -.013 .002 0.2 7.9 0.0
2009 aax 0 .000 0.0 330 .000 -0.0 6 .003 .003 -0.0 -0.0 0.0

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