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Portrait of Wes Bankston

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 63 .203 .238 .305 .195 -0.6
Birth Date11-23-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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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
2008 OAK 24 17 63 59 4 12 3 0 1 18 2 15 1 1 0 4 0 0 .203 .238 .305 .195 -5.6 -0.1 -0.6
Career17635941230118215110400.203.238.305.195-5.6-0.1-0.6

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
2002 HUD A- 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PRI Rk 62 269 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSC A 103 436 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CSC A 127 551 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VIS A+ 17 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA 82 337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MNT AA 45 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DUR AAA 52 207 .276 .261 .325 .395 .258 .353 98 3.5 5.7 -3.7 -1.5 -0.6 4.8 0.3 4.8 0.3
2007 DUR AAA 104 426 .250 .259 .333 .399 .262 .272 96 -4.5 12.3 -7.9 -0.8 0.0 0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0
2008 OAK MLB 17 63 .195 .267 .330 .424 .262 .250 100 -4.4 1.8 -1.2 -0.1 -1.5 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2008 SAC AAA 97 405 .259 .282 .352 .453 .262 .299 105 -0.3 13.2 -7.8 0.6 -2.2 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2009 LOU AAA 122 493 .254 .265 .331 .404 .249 .297 112 -3.4 14.3 -4.8 -4.7 -1.6 6.4 0.2 6.4 0.2
2010 FRI AA 55 240 .223 .257 .336 .380 .261 .259 96 -9.6 6.9 -3.6 1.7 0.4 -6.8 -0.5 -6.8 -0.5
2010 OKL AAA 7 29 .297 .251 .329 .390 .260 .300 101 1.2 0.9 -0.2 0.3 0.1 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2011 NAV Wnt 37 162 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NAV Wnt 65 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 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
2002 HUD A- 34 2 10 1 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 .303 .303 .333 .030 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 PRI Rk 269 48 74 10 1 18 57 18 46 2 1 .301 .351 .569 .268 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSC A 436 46 96 18 1 12 60 53 94 2 3 .256 .351 .405 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CSC A 551 82 136 30 3 23 101 73 104 9 0 .289 .392 .513 .223 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA 337 42 88 17 2 12 47 30 64 3 3 .292 .364 .482 .189 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VIS A+ 78 15 24 4 1 3 23 15 17 0 2 .387 .513 .629 .242 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DUR AAA 207 22 58 13 0 5 29 10 40 0 1 .297 .335 .441 .144 .276 4.8 -1.5 0.3
2006 MNT AA 183 20 44 7 1 4 19 12 37 4 1 .263 .324 .389 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 DUR AAA 426 46 93 23 1 15 59 25 88 2 0 .238 .288 .418 .179 .250 0.4 -0.8 -0.0
2008 SAC AAA 405 56 105 19 1 20 73 21 71 0 2 .280 .330 .496 .216 .259 4.0 0.6 0.4
2008 OAK MLB 63 4 12 3 0 1 4 2 15 0 0 .203 .238 .305 .102 .195 -5.6 -0.1 -0.6
2009 LOU AAA 493 57 122 26 3 17 75 30 88 2 1 .267 .314 .449 .182 .254 6.4 -4.7 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 29 3 8 2 0 2 5 2 4 0 0 .308 .379 .615 .308 .297 1.8 0.3 0.2
2010 FRI AA 240 21 48 17 0 3 27 15 44 2 0 .218 .273 .336 .118 .223 -6.8 1.7 -0.5
2011 NAV Wnt 162 16 46 9 1 7 36 13 25 1 1 .315 .364 .534 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NAV Wnt 280 29 71 11 0 13 47 27 51 0 1 .289 .357 .492 .203 .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
2008 221 0.5158 0.5656 0.7360 0.6842 0.4393 0.8333 0.5745 0.2640
Career2210.51580.56560.7360.68420.43930.83330.57450.264

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-09 2009-09-13 Minors 4 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-06-29 2007-07-27 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 22 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CIN 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 1/14/09 (minor-league contract, $0.4125M major league)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 8/20/08 designated for assignment 8/18/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/30/08 recalled 7/18/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/11/08 contract purchased 7/2/08 designated for assignment 2/8/08 claimed off waivers from KC 11/28/07 designated for assignment 11/20/07 claimed off waivers from TB 9/22/07
  • designated for assignment 9/19/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/06 contract purchased 11/05
  • $0.375M signing bonus
  • Plano (TX) High School 02 4-104

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

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Signed out of the Tampa system (where he'd stalled at the upper levels), Bankston was called up in an attempt to get some kind of run production out of the corners, but after a nice start an 0-for-22 slump with ten strikeouts got him sent back to Triple-A, and he wasn't heard from again. His up-and-down minor league career has shown some signs of life at times, but not enough for a player limited to first base. The A's had no more use for him, and the Reds signed him in the offseason.
2008 Wes Bankston is a guy with a lot of power and an inability to stay healthy. The Rays tried to pass him through waivers at the end of the year, but the A's snagged him
2007 Going into 2006, the Devil Rays were in desperate need of a first baseman, as has been the case since Fred McGriff was traded to the Cubs in 2001. The Rays` primary post-Crime Dog first basemen have ranged from inadequate to mediocre:
YEAR	FIRST BASEMAN	RATES		VORP
2001 Steve Cox .257/.323/.427 2.0
2002 Steve Cox .254/.330/.396 3.2
2003 Travis Lee .275/.347/.459 20.7
2004 Tino Martinez .262/.362/.461 22.8
2005 Travis Lee .272/.331/.426 8.2
2006 Travis Lee .223/.312/.364 -11.4
2007* Ty Wigginton .269/.335/.466 16.6

*projected starter with PECOTA forecast
Bankston was the closest thing the Devil Rays had to a projectable young first baseman heading into last year, but rather than recognize that and get him moving towards the major leagues, the Rays took the one-time outfielder and moved him to third base, a move which (A) necessitated a return to Double-A to open the season, (B) seems to have negatively affected his hitting, and (C) left the position a festering wound. While the Rays had other candidates for third base such as B.J. Upton, they had no other candidate for first. It was the kind of move that deserves backslapping all round, an office party, and maybe bonuses. Bankston is almost certainly not a future All-Star. His offensive skills have regressed as he`s climbed the ladder (check out the incredible shrinking walk rate) and he`s failed to keep himself in great shape. Still, he and Joel Guzman currently represent the organization`s best chance of breaking the club`s reliance on stop-gaps at the cool corner--stopgaps such as Ty Wigginton.
2006 Although the minimum prerequisites for first base are not particularly intense--Wanted: Burly slugger. Need not be too mobile. Apply within--the Rays have had a hard time locating anyone who fits that description. Since Fred McGriff hit an aggregate .294/.383/.496 during the Devil Rays` first four years, the team`s first base production has been wholly inadequate. Bankston should change that. He has good power and is randy for the strike zone. More athletic than your typical first baseman, he was moved from the outfield only because of the organization`s surplus there. Bankston missed six weeks with a knee injury, and a wrist injury dented his 2003 numbers. Assuming he stays healthy, he`ll be pressuring Travis Lee from the get-go.
2005 Given all of the outfielders in the system (Baldelli and Crawford are both young, plus prospects like Young, Gathright, Dukes, and Pridie), somebody needed to get shifted to another position. Bankston is that guy, spending a second year at Charleston and moving to first base. He can flat-out hit, and he's been doing it with persistent tendonitis in his wrist. Off-season surgery will hopefully correct that problem once and for all.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angel in the InfieldBen Lindbergh2011-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: PudgedChristina Kahrl2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekend Moves OmnibusChristina Kahrl2008-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL West Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL WestChristina Kahrl2007-12-17
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part OneKevin Goldstein2006-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, ALKevin Goldstein2006-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09


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