Biographical

Portrait of Josh Bard

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 1980 .254 .320 .385 .251 4.9
Birth Date3-30-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
BatsB
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
2002 CLE 24 24 95 90 9 20 5 0 3 34 4 13 0 0 1 12 0 0 .222 .255 .378 .230 2.2 -0.3 0.2
2003 CLE 25 91 329 303 25 74 13 1 8 113 22 53 0 3 1 36 0 2 .244 .293 .373 .226 4.5 1.8 0.6
2004 CLE 26 7 23 19 5 8 2 0 1 13 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .421 .478 .684 .379 3.9 -0.1 0.4
2005 CLE 27 34 95 83 6 16 4 0 1 23 9 11 0 2 1 9 0 0 .193 .266 .277 .211 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2006 BOS 28 7 21 18 2 5 1 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .381 .333 .255 0.1 0.1 0.0
2006 SDN 28 93 263 231 28 78 19 0 9 124 27 39 1 2 2 40 1 0 .338 .406 .537 .336 31.5 -0.2 3.0
2007 SDN 29 118 443 389 42 111 27 2 5 157 50 58 0 3 1 51 0 1 .285 .364 .404 .276 18.8 -0.6 1.8
2008 SDN 30 57 198 178 11 36 9 0 1 48 18 25 1 0 1 16 0 0 .202 .279 .270 .200 -2.9 0.7 -0.2
2009 WAS 31 90 301 274 20 63 18 0 6 99 24 50 1 1 1 31 0 1 .230 .293 .361 .230 -7.7 0.1 -0.8
2010 SEA 32 39 126 112 9 24 7 0 3 40 10 27 0 1 3 10 0 0 .214 .276 .357 .223 0.5 -1.2 -0.1
2011 SEA 33 26 86 81 5 17 4 0 2 27 5 20 0 0 0 11 0 0 .210 .256 .333 .225 0.2 -0.5 -0.0
Career586198017781624521093396841752993131122014.254.320.385.25150.7-0.44.9

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
2000 SLM A+ 0 342 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CSP AAA 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MHV A- 13 51 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 AKR AA 51 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CAR AA 35 146 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 24 95 .230 .267 .325 .426 .263 .230 100 -3.1 2.5 1.7 -0.3 0.7 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2002 BUF AAA 94 370 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 91 329 .226 .269 .332 .432 .265 .269 95 -12.1 8.9 5.7 1.8 -1.4 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
2003 BUF AAA 35 130 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 7 23 .379 .287 .358 .424 .268 .368 102 3 0.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2004 AKR AA 10 38 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .192 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 40 169 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CLE MLB 34 95 .211 .270 .320 .435 .262 .205 99 -5 2.7 1.6 -0.2 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2006 BOS MLB 7 21 .255 .292 .347 .458 .265 .333 109 -0.1 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2006 SDN MLB 93 263 .336 .267 .331 .424 .262 .373 86 22.5 7.9 4.3 -0.2 -2.3 31.5 3.0 31.5 3.0
2007 SDN MLB 118 443 .276 .270 .334 .430 .261 .322 88 7.9 13.1 7.6 -0.6 -2.1 18.8 1.8 18.8 1.8
2008 SDN MLB 57 198 .200 .262 .326 .411 .259 .230 89 -12.7 5.7 3.3 0.7 0.0 -2.9 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2
2008 LEL A+ 3 11 .174 .286 .400 .423 .311 .111 95 -1 0.3 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2008 POR AAA 6 17 .246 .260 .356 .434 .251 .091 94 -0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2008 PDR Rk 1 3 -.016 .243 .321 .378 .229 .000 87 -1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 WAS MLB 90 301 .230 .262 .328 .410 .259 .260 96 -9.6 8.7 5 0.1 -7.8 -7.7 -0.8 -7.7 -0.8
2009 SYR AAA 13 44 .167 .261 .327 .392 .251 .233 107 -4.4 1.3 0.8 0.2 -0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2010 SEA MLB 39 126 .223 .258 .318 .395 .250 .253 98 -4.8 3.5 2.1 -1.2 -0.2 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1
2010 TAC AAA 24 95 .251 .278 .355 .429 .273 .266 88 -1 2.9 1.6 -0.6 -1.5 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2011 SEA MLB 26 86 .225 .242 .301 .377 .247 .254 91 -3 2.3 1.3 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2011 TAC AAA 58 250 .267 .286 .359 .447 .266 .355 98 1.9 7.8 4.7 -0.8 -4.8 9.8 0.9 9.8 0.9
2012 ABQ AAA 45 155 .274 .277 .343 .425 .272 .347 113 2.5 4.6 2.6 -0.1 -2.9 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6

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
2000 CSP AAA 17 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .235 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLM A+ 342 40 88 17 0 2 25 32 33 3 1 .285 .354 .359 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CAR AA 146 14 32 13 0 1 24 19 23 0 1 .258 .359 .387 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 AKR AA 214 26 54 11 0 4 25 16 27 0 0 .278 .338 .397 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MHV A- 51 7 12 4 0 2 8 6 2 0 1 .273 .373 .500 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 95 9 20 5 0 3 12 4 13 0 0 .222 .255 .378 .156 .230 2.2 -0.3 0.2
2002 BUF AAA 370 36 102 26 2 6 53 20 45 0 0 .297 .332 .436 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 329 25 74 13 1 8 36 22 53 0 2 .244 .293 .373 .129 .226 4.5 1.8 0.6
2003 BUF AAA 130 14 38 7 0 5 21 14 17 1 2 .330 .408 .522 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 38 5 5 1 0 0 5 7 5 0 0 .167 .316 .200 .033 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 23 5 8 2 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 .421 .478 .684 .263 .379 3.9 -0.1 0.4
2004 BUF AAA 169 25 41 10 0 4 18 11 23 0 0 .263 .310 .404 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CLE MLB 95 6 16 4 0 1 9 9 11 0 0 .193 .266 .277 .084 .211 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2006 BOS MLB 21 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .278 .381 .333 .056 .255 0.1 0.1 0.0
2006 SDN MLB 263 28 78 19 0 9 40 27 39 1 0 .338 .406 .537 .199 .336 31.5 -0.2 3.0
2007 SDN MLB 443 42 111 27 2 5 51 50 58 0 1 .285 .364 .404 .118 .276 18.8 -0.6 1.8
2008 SDN MLB 198 11 36 9 0 1 16 18 25 0 0 .202 .279 .270 .067 .200 -2.9 0.7 -0.2
2008 LEL A+ 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .273 .111 .000 .174 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2008 PDR Rk 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.016 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2008 POR AAA 17 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 .133 .235 .333 .200 .246 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 SYR AAA 44 2 7 1 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 .175 .250 .200 .025 .167 -2.1 0.2 -0.2
2009 WAS MLB 301 20 63 18 0 6 31 24 50 0 1 .230 .293 .361 .131 .230 -7.7 0.1 -0.8
2010 SEA MLB 126 9 24 7 0 3 10 10 27 0 0 .214 .276 .357 .143 .223 0.5 -1.2 -0.1
2010 TAC AAA 95 7 20 6 0 3 15 7 18 0 0 .235 .293 .412 .176 .251 1.5 -0.6 0.1
2011 TAC AAA 250 28 68 18 0 2 41 21 39 0 0 .301 .359 .407 .106 .267 9.8 -0.8 0.9
2011 SEA MLB 86 5 17 4 0 2 11 5 20 0 0 .210 .256 .333 .123 .225 0.2 -0.5 -0.0
2012 ABQ AAA 155 19 49 9 0 6 32 6 19 0 0 .331 .355 .514 .182 .274 6.2 -0.1 0.6

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 646 0.4907 0.4628 0.8595 0.6341 0.2979 0.9453 0.6837 0.1405
2009 1120 0.5009 0.4794 0.8694 0.6809 0.2755 0.8979 0.7987 0.1306
2010 450 0.4933 0.4533 0.8235 0.6441 0.2675 0.8741 0.7049 0.1716
2011 334 0.4401 0.5495 0.7705 0.7755 0.3690 0.8333 0.6667 0.2295
Career25500.4890.47980.84580.67490.2920.89720.73570.1533

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-01 2010-08-08 DTD 7 6 Neck Stiffness -
2010-05-27 2010-06-29 15-DL 33 29 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-07-08 2009-07-09 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Soreness -
2008-09-15 2008-09-29 DTD 14 12 Right Elbow Strain Triceps -
2008-08-07 2008-08-23 15-DL 16 14 Right Elbow Strain Triceps -
2008-05-22 2008-07-24 15-DL 63 54 Left Ankle Sprain High Ankle -
2008-05-10 2008-05-12 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Inflammation Injection -
2007-10-16 2007-10-16 Off 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery 2007-10-16
2007-04-12 2007-04-27 15-DL 15 13 Left Groin Strain -
2004-04-04 2004-07-05 60-DL 92 80 Bilateral Surgery Sports Hernia 2004-04-14
2003-08-18 2003-08-18 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 WAS $600,000
2008 SDN $2,237,500
2007 SDN $1,050,000
2006 BOS $353,400
2005 CLE $317,900
2004 CLE $316,700
2003 CLE $302,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$5,177,600
7 yrTotal$5,177,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 8 dAlan Nero1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/10/11 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 3/29/12. Retired 10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/4/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/28/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 5/16/10.
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2009), plus 2010 club option. Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/29/08. Released by Boston 3/18/09 (due 30 days' termination pay, $278,689). Signed by Washington as a free agent 3/21/09 (minor-league contract, $0.6M in majors). Contract purchased by Washington 4/4/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/20/09. Recalled 5/14/09.
  • 1 year/$2.2375M (2008). Re-signed by San Diego 2/14/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.5M-$1.85M). Performance bonuses up to $225,000 with 112 starts. Refused outright assignment 10/5/08.
  • 1 year/$1.05M (2007). Signed by San Diego 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.3534M (2006). Acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 1/06. Signed by Boston 2/06. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 5/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3179M (2005). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3167M (2004). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/04. Optioned to Triple-A 7/04. Recalled 9/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3021M (2003). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/03. Optioned to Triple-A 6/03. Recalled 8/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased by Cleveland 8/02.
  • Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Colorado 6/01.
  • Drafted by Colorado 1999 (3-100) (Texas Tech).

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

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
2012 In his twenties, Josh Bard hit a useful .275/.341/.415, but since turning 30, he's down at .217/.282/.332. A communications major in college, he might want to consider breaking out the audition tapes for a radio career.
2011 In cooking, a bard is a piece of unpalatable meat that takes some heat to preserve the choicer cuts before being discarded. The baseball Bard serves the same function. The Mariners acquired the veteran backstop to complement the more tender pickings that composed the rest of their catching corps, but they would have been better off had they tossed him on the compost pile before he came to the plate. The switch-hitter continued to pile up outs from both sides of the dish, and sports a combined .285 on-base percentage (OBP) since 2007, albeit in mostly unfavorable offensive environments. He missed time with a calf strain and a sore neck, but handled the position when healthy, thwarting a third of attempted steals and greeting balls in the dirt with a Gandalf-esque “You shall not pass.” An improved defensive showing won’t prevent Bard from playing for his fourth team in as many years, but on the bright side, at this rate he’ll retire before he runs out of organizations.
2010 Jesus Flores' latest breakdown left Bard punching in as the Nats' primary backstop for much of the season. Underwhelmed by his impotent bat and non-descript glove work, they issued him his walking papers at season’s end, but Bard’s ability to at least masquerade as a switch-hitting catcher was attractive to the Mariners, who lacked veteran gravitas in their catching options. The days when Bard was considered likely to produce a beneficial on-base percentage are long gone, however, and the little value he’ll provide involves giving Don Wakamatsu a different flavor of "Eh" in making out the tail end of his daily lineup.
2009 Bard's offensive explosion in '06 seems now more than ever like one of those flukes that takes hold of a reserve catcher now and then, though only cold-hearted Petco Park prevented him from putting together a similar encore in 2007, when he hit .330/.386/.456 on the road. Last year, though, it wasn't the park, it was everything; Bard suffered multiple injuries and never did get his offense on track, and since he's not very good at controlling the running game, not much remained. The Padres waived him in October, and the Red Sox, who had dealt away a solid reliever in Cla Meredith just to be rid of Bard in the bundle two years ago, signed him to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract in January—his role to be determined pending the team's acquisition of a more qualified starter.
2008 The power Bard showed in 2006 was a fluke. Everything else is a skill, making him a very valuable property-a switch-hitting catcher with real on-base skills. That he started 33 games in the middle of the order last year is a reflection of the Padres' problems assembling a lineup, not an endorsement of his bat. That he allowed 121 stolen bases in 108 games (7.6 percent caught stealing) is not an endorsement of his arm, but there's some evidence that Pads pitchers share the blame, especially Chris Young, on whom basestealers went a perfect 44-0 in their attempts last year. Bard threw out 33.6 percent of thieves in his career prior joining the Padres.
2007 After Bard took to being knuckleballer Tim Wakefield`s personal catcher like a duck takes to being repeatedly poked with a fork, the Red Sox panicked and flipped him to San Diego for his predecessor, Doug Mirabelli. They never could have anticipated he`d hit like he did in San Diego, just as there`s no reason for the Padres to expect him to do it again. Still, Bard`s a true switch-hitter, solid against both righties and lefties, and PECOTA expects him to maintain his new-found plate discipline, so he`ll still be one of the better players at his position. Although properly considered the better-throwing alternative to Mike Piazza on last year`s Pads, Bard didn`t surpass him by much. Throwing out only 18 percent of opposing baserunners isn`t very special, but, in Bard`s defense, he`s done better before; perhaps Pads pitchers need to work on holding runners as much as their catchers need to work on throwing.
2006 Appropriately enough, nobody is claiming to be the author of this Bard`s work. A backup catcher straight out of central casting, Bard has a better defensive rep than Victor Martinez, but hasn`t shown any ability to hit from either side of the plate. His value in a trade as a plausible starting catcher for somebody else has just about been used up.
2005 Muscled out of the way by an emergent Victor Martinez, Bard spent the year in Buffalo as a replacement-level catcher. With a sunny personality, strong defensive reputation, and .310 major league OBP, Bard could be a backup forever.
2003 I don’t know about you, but I’m going to name my first kid “Josh” and teach him to be a backup catcher like Josh Paul and Josh Bard. Key drills will include smiling and “aw, shucks” interviews, playing baseball like it was meant to be played, calling a good game, being white, and hiring a good agent. I’ll be retiring to Phoenix in about twenty years. So long, suckers!

Josh Bard’s game-winning heroics during his call-up may lead the Indians to do something really stupid, like trade Victor Martinez or otherwise hold up Victor’s development. In the short term, though, Bard will be the Indians’ starting catcher next year unless he’s awful in spring training, while Martinez starts throwing out baserunners.
2002 Part of the booty acquired from the Rockies for Jacob Cruz, Bard is primarily noted as a defensive catcher with a good arm. He has hit for a reasonable average and has shown some doubles power while maintaining decent strikeout-to-walk ratios. Unlike most of the prospects we highlight, Bard isn't a high-upside guy. As a switch-hitter who can throw, though, he's going to make the majors, and he is going to be around for a while.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, any thoughts on the Varitek situation? Any predictions for the BoSox this year?
(Rob from Brighton)
You know, I was actually looking forward to a Josh Bard/George Kottaras combo behind the plate (I know, I know. You try watching Varitek for a full season nowadays and see what you can convince yourself of). I'm thinking Varitek is going to reluctantly take the deal, though. Funny how the combined money for the two-year setup is supposedly for less than the single-season he was looking for, eh?

I'm ready to move on though, unless they plan on platooning Tek. He cannot hit righties anymore, so having him back there most of the time is the wrong thing to do. (Marc Normandin)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 3688 18 -1.1 -2.0 2068 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -1.1 -2.0
2009 5820 -5 -3.9 -4.7 3227 -7.5 -2.0 -4.4 -5.9 -9.0
2010 2518 12 2.7 7.6 1289 -1.5 -0.4 -2.0 2.3 5.5
2011 1697 -14 -2.1 -8.6 897 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5 -2.2 -9.2
total 13723 9 -4.1 -2.1 7481 -7.0 -1.8 -1.7 -5.9 -3.8

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