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Portrait of Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett CCubs

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 3873 .263 .320 .422 .252 9.2
Birth Date10-22-1976
Height6' 3"
Weight185 lbs
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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 MON 21 8 27 23 3 7 2 0 1 12 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 .304 .407 .522 .319 3.0 -0.0 0.3
1999 MON 22 126 469 433 53 127 32 3 8 189 32 39 3 1 0 52 0 2 .293 .345 .436 .257 9.8 -2.2 0.7
2000 MON 23 89 297 271 28 58 15 1 1 78 23 35 1 1 1 22 0 1 .214 .277 .288 .195 -9.3 -1.9 -1.1
2001 MON 24 132 506 472 42 118 33 2 6 173 25 54 2 3 4 38 2 1 .250 .289 .367 .223 -3.5 -1.5 -0.5
2002 MON 25 117 428 376 41 99 20 1 12 157 40 65 1 5 6 49 6 3 .263 .332 .418 .255 17.7 -0.7 1.7
2003 MON 26 70 252 226 33 47 9 2 10 90 21 37 2 1 2 30 0 0 .208 .280 .398 .227 1.6 -0.4 0.1
2004 CHN 27 134 506 456 55 131 32 6 16 223 33 64 5 8 4 65 1 4 .287 .337 .489 .281 33.2 -0.2 3.2
2005 CHN 28 133 477 424 48 117 32 3 16 203 40 61 7 4 2 61 0 3 .276 .345 .479 .281 28.2 -1.6 2.7
2006 CHN 29 107 418 375 54 115 25 3 16 194 33 41 5 3 2 53 0 1 .307 .368 .517 .296 30.5 -1.2 2.8
2007 CHN 30 57 231 211 23 54 9 0 9 90 17 36 0 3 0 29 2 2 .256 .307 .427 .252 2.1 0.4 0.2
2007 SDN 30 44 136 133 6 30 8 0 0 38 2 21 0 1 0 12 0 0 .226 .235 .286 .183 -10.0 0.2 -1.0
2008 SDN 31 30 107 94 9 19 3 0 2 28 9 16 1 2 1 9 0 0 .202 .274 .298 .222 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2009 TOR 32 7 19 18 3 3 0 0 1 6 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .211 .333 .175 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
Career105438733512398925220219814812794802832224241117.263.320.422.252101.9-9.09.2

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
1995 VER A- 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DEL A 129 508 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .253 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WPB A+ 0 464 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB 8 27 .319 .258 .318 .405 .250 .375 98 1.8 0.7 0.3 -0.0 0.1 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
1998 HAR AA 0 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 126 469 .257 .267 .336 .425 .257 .307 99 -1.4 12.7 5 -2.2 -2.5 9.8 0.7 9.8 0.7
1999 OTT AAA 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 89 297 .195 .269 .340 .434 .260 .242 97 -22.7 8.2 2.6 -1.9 1.8 -9.3 -1.1 -9.3 -1.1
2000 OTT AAA 0 135 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 132 506 .223 .262 .326 .423 .260 .270 97 -20.3 13.6 9.1 -1.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.5 -3.5 -0.5
2002 MON MLB 117 428 .255 .255 .327 .405 .257 .286 101 -2.5 10.9 7.1 -0.7 3.2 17.7 1.7 17.7 1.7
2003 MON MLB 70 252 .227 .266 .332 .423 .261 .206 102 -9 6.6 4.4 -0.4 0.2 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
2003 EDM AAA 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 134 506 .281 .260 .324 .421 .259 .299 96 11.5 15.1 8.9 -0.2 -0.3 33.2 3.2 33.2 3.2
2005 CHN MLB 133 477 .281 .262 .325 .417 .259 .288 103 10.5 13.7 8 -1.6 -0.8 28.2 2.7 28.2 2.7
2006 CHN MLB 107 418 .296 .270 .331 .437 .265 .308 96 17 12.6 7.3 -1.2 -2.4 30.5 2.8 30.5 2.8
2007 CHN MLB 57 231 .252 .274 .336 .433 .263 .266 101 -2 6.9 4.1 0.4 -4.3 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 SDN MLB 44 136 .183 .257 .324 .408 .250 .265 89 -11.7 4.0 2.4 0.2 -2.6 -10.0 -1.0 -10.0 -1.0
2007 POR AAA 3 11 .127 .295 .365 .469 .275 .222 114 -1.6 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2008 SDN MLB 30 107 .222 .266 .331 .411 .262 .218 86 -4.3 3.1 1.9 0.2 0.9 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 LEL A+ 1 4 .538 .291 .337 .439 .269 1.000 90 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 POR AAA 3 7 .595 .331 .392 .499 .281 .714 95 2.7 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 TOR MLB 7 19 .175 .276 .348 .457 .277 .167 102 -1.7 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 DUN A+ 3 9 .141 .267 .336 .362 .261 .143 110 -1.1 0.3 0 -0.0 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2009 LVG AAA 7 28 .175 .276 .336 .439 .273 .273 100 -2.6 0.8 0.5 -0.1 0.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2010 SLU A+ 15 54 .209 .258 .320 .368 .260 .262 98 -3 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.6 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2010 BUF AAA 16 57 .145 .263 .333 .416 .258 .238 103 -7.5 1.8 1 0.1 -1.0 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5

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 VER A- 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DEL A 508 57 113 29 4 4 62 18 42 5 11 .238 .278 .342 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WPB A+ 464 52 120 30 0 8 61 36 49 7 4 .284 .347 .411 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB 27 3 7 2 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 .304 .407 .522 .217 .319 3.0 -0.0 0.3
1998 HAR AA 482 78 145 32 2 19 87 27 43 7 6 .320 .361 .525 .205 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 469 53 127 32 3 8 52 32 39 0 2 .293 .345 .436 .143 .257 9.8 -2.2 0.7
1999 OTT AAA 8 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 .429 .500 .429 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MON MLB 297 28 58 15 1 1 22 23 35 0 1 .214 .277 .288 .074 .195 -9.3 -1.9 -1.1
2000 OTT AAA 135 21 43 7 0 2 19 13 10 1 0 .358 .430 .467 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB 506 42 118 33 2 6 38 25 54 2 1 .250 .289 .367 .117 .223 -3.5 -1.5 -0.5
2002 MON MLB 428 41 99 20 1 12 49 40 65 6 3 .263 .332 .418 .154 .255 17.7 -0.7 1.7
2003 MON MLB 252 33 47 9 2 10 30 21 37 0 0 .208 .280 .398 .190 .227 1.6 -0.4 0.1
2003 EDM AAA 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 506 55 131 32 6 16 65 33 64 1 4 .287 .337 .489 .202 .281 33.2 -0.2 3.2
2005 CHN MLB 477 48 117 32 3 16 61 40 61 0 3 .276 .345 .479 .203 .281 28.2 -1.6 2.7
2006 CHN MLB 418 54 115 25 3 16 53 33 41 0 1 .307 .368 .517 .211 .296 30.5 -1.2 2.8
2007 POR AAA 11 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .273 .091 .127 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2007 CHN MLB 231 23 54 9 0 9 29 17 36 2 2 .256 .307 .427 .171 .252 2.1 0.4 0.2
2007 SDN MLB 136 6 30 8 0 0 12 2 21 0 0 .226 .235 .286 .060 .183 -10.0 0.2 -1.0
2008 LEL A+ 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .538 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2008 SDN MLB 107 9 19 3 0 2 9 9 16 0 0 .202 .274 .298 .096 .222 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2008 POR AAA 7 2 5 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .714 .714 1.000 .286 .595 3.0 -0.0 0.3
2009 DUN A+ 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .125 .222 .125 .000 .141 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
2009 TOR MLB 19 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 .167 .211 .333 .167 .175 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
2009 LVG AAA 28 2 6 2 0 0 5 1 5 0 0 .231 .250 .308 .077 .175 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2
2010 BUF AAA 57 1 10 2 0 0 6 1 12 0 0 .185 .200 .222 .037 .145 -5.3 0.1 -0.5
2010 SLU A+ 54 3 11 1 0 0 3 4 8 0 0 .220 .278 .240 .020 .209 -2.0 -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
2008 402 0.5572 0.4602 0.8324 0.5938 0.2921 0.8872 0.6923 0.1676
2009 56 0.5179 0.5536 0.7097 0.6897 0.4074 0.8000 0.5455 0.2903
Career4580.55240.47160.81740.60550.30620.87650.67440.1826

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-07 2009-09-08 Minors 63 0 Right Shoulder Soreness with 2 Fractured Ribs -
2009-04-18 2009-07-06 15-DL 79 70 Right Shoulder Strain with 2 Fractured Ribs -
2008-07-03 2008-09-28 60-DL 87 75 Face Surgery Nose + Facial Fractures 2008-07-15
2008-04-08 2008-05-24 15-DL 46 42 Right Elbow Sprain -
2007-08-11 2007-09-01 15-DL 21 19 Head Concussion Kneed While Sliding Into Base -
2007-08-06 2007-08-08 DTD 2 2 Head Headache Foul Ball Off Mask -
2006-09-03 2006-10-02 15-DL 29 27 Groin Swelling Scrotum - Swelling -
2006-08-19 2006-08-20 DTD 1 1 Right Upper Arm Soreness Biceps -
2006-06-16 2006-06-19 DTD 3 3 Low Back Soreness -
2006-04-26 2006-04-29 DTD 3 2 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger Sliding -
2005-09-15 2005-09-20 DTD 5 4 Head Concussion HBP -
2005-07-15 2005-07-15 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Soreness -
2005-05-19 2005-05-23 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-06-05 2004-06-05 DTD 0 0 Groin Soreness -
2003-07-29 2003-09-10 15-DL 43 39 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2003-07-29 2003-07-29 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2003-05-19 2003-05-28 DTD 9 7 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger -
1999-06-23 1999-07-11 15-DL 18 17 Left Shoulder Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TOR $600,000
2008 SDN $3,500,000
2007 CHN, SDN $4,600,000
2006 CHN $4,000,000
2005 CHN $3,000,000
2004 CHN $1,550,000
2003 MON $2,600,000
2002 MON $1,150,000
2001 MON $285,000
2000 MON $265,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$21,550,000
10 yrTotal$21,550,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 73 dCS&E1 yr/$0.6M (09)

Details
  • designated for assignment 10/29/09 sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/09 contract purchased 4/5/09 FA 12/30/08 (minor-league contract, $0.6M major league)
  • cleared released waivers, FA 10/10/08
  • re-signed 12/19/07 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$3.5M (08)+$0.75M performance bonus
  • acquired in trade from CHC 6/20/07 (CHC pays $1.5M of $2.47M due on 07 sal)
  • signed extension 1/05, 3 year/$12M (05-07)
  • $0.4M signing bonus, 05:$3M, 06:$4M, 07:$4.6M
  • signed 12/03, 1 year/$1.55M (04)
  • acquired in trade from OAK 12/03 acquired in trade from MON 12/03
  • avoided arbitration 1/02, 1 year/$2.6M (03)
  • 1 year/$1.15M (02)

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Michael Barrett was the most productive catcher in the NL in 2006, but injuries and a bad attitude have derailed his career since, as he’s hit .232/.276/.355 in 138 big-league games.
2009 Between a strained elbow early on and a fractured face and broken nose suffered when he was struck by his own foul ball in July, Barrett's season was a total loss. The Padres didn't exactly get what they expected when they traded for him; a concussion dropped him in August 2007, so in a season and a half all they got was 74 games and a .216/.252/.291 line. Despite three solid offensive years with the Cubs from 2004 to 2006 and his relative youth, it's not clear he has anything left. Like Bard, he's not much for throwing out baserunners, and Barrett is further handicapped by never having been named Mr. Personality, so if he hopes to play his bat will need to come alive. The Blue Jays signed him to a minor league contract, and if he can't out-throw Rod Barajas, he may as well hang 'em up.
2008 Note to all red asses: your job security is entirely tied to your performance, and your act gets old fast when you stop hitting. In the first half of last season, Barrett had significant problems making contact with anything other than Carlos Zambrano's face and was promptly shipped to San Diego, where the only thing he hit was the disabled list following an August concussion. Barrett surprised the Padres by accepting arbitration, and thus starts the year as Bard's backup. He's a strong candidate to be traded should his bat returns.
2007 Protective gear in baseball has come a long way, but it wasn`t enough to save Barrett from a foul tip. Barrett took a hit that broke his cup, leaving him with an interscrotal hematoma that ended his season in early September. The shame of it was that he was on his way to a career year at the plate. His already poor defense took a turn for the worse in 2006, though much of that may have been related to turnover on the pitching staff. He threw out only 15 percent of opposing baserunners, and he`s had his problems handling power stuff. Another poor year behind the plate could put a big dent in his 2008 date with free agency.
2006 Since Ron Santo`s day, Cubs fans have fetishized their concern over third base. But their catching hasn`t been too solid either, not since Randy Hundley was Santo`s teammate. An underrated player, Barrett became the first Cubs starting catcher to post back-to-back good seasons since Jody Davis nearly 20 years ago. He should make it three in a row this year. Concerns about his weakness against the running game are overstated; the Cubs feature a lot of slow-delivery power pitchers and it would take a small howitzer to compensate.
2005 Analysts don't like to give a lot of credence to the notion that a change of scenery ought to produce a marked change in outcomes. But one wonders whether expatriates from the Montreal/San Juan traveling road show warrant an exception, particularly somebody like Barrett, whose minor league numbers had always suggested a player who was underachieving his skill set. It surely also helped that Barrett stayed healthy the entire season and was given the comfort of a regular job at a regular position, and it may be that he is one of those players who benefited from getting the good, mentoring half of Dusty Baker. Barrett enters this season just a hair shy of five years of MLB service time, so the Cubs will have two years to determine whether he's a quick fix or a longer-term solution. PECOTA thinks it's the former.
2003 Though much has been made of his 1999 rookie season and the promise it offered for the future, Barrett has mostly been a hitter who looks good when a few more balls drop in for hits, mediocre when they don’t. After ringing up 53 extra-base hits in Harrisburg in 1998, Barrett’s gotten by largely on his knack for slapping pitches to the opposite field. His .348/.418/.638 April offered a world of hope, then faded from view as the year wore on and his production waned. Barrett may be a few small adjustments away from breaking through. Whether the Expos want to wait on the talented catcher who can’t bring himself to pull the ball enough to be dangerous is another matter. The Expos had a great trade match with Texas staring them in the face, but John Hart blinked and overpaid for Einar Diaz instead, making another year of Barrett likely, at a non-bargain price.
2002 The Expos came to their senses, stationing Barrett behind home plate and leaving him there all season. In last year’s book, we theorized that such a move would cause Barrett’s offense to resurface, but we were mistaken—at least so far. There is a school of thought that says catchers develop more slowly with the bat because they have to focus so much on their defense. The Expos hope that Barrett is enrolled there; if not, he won’t graduate to the level he appeared headed towards in 1999.
2001 Michael Barrett’s core skills are like those of a hockey goalie: he’s all whip-snap reactions, bordering on downright twitchy. That kind of athleticism got him in trouble, because it was impressive enough to coax people into thinking he could play anywhere and everywhere when he’s best left at catcher. He was shut down early with elbow problems that affected his throwing and batting. Barrett is a great bet to start meeting the expectations of a year ago, before the distractions about his position became a problem.
2000 Barrett is an interesting player because his talents are basically all quickness-oriented. Not speed, but quickness: quick wrists as a hitter and quick reactions and nimble footwork at third base or behind the plate. His opportunity came a few months sooner than expected when both Chris Widger and Bob Henley were hurt in spring training, but it helped that he was an already an Alou favorite. Whether they’ll let him become a regular at catcher or third base is up in the air, but he’ll do them the most good behind the plate.
1999 The phenom, as the Montreal press is fond of calling him, took a nice step forward this year by crushing Eastern League pitching. He just switched to catching in '96, so his solid defense there is quite impressive. Still, mentioning him in the same breath as Sir Vlad is premature; Barrett's OPS of .883 pales next to Vlad's Harrisburg OPS of 1.050, and Vlad was only 20 at that time. Like nearly all Expo farmhands, needs to get on base more often.
1998 This former first-round pick is a kind of reverse Biggio, a shortstop-turned-catcher. Hard to know what to make of such a conversion. On one hand, the Expos deserve credit for trying something unusual, but it seems likely Barrett’s progress as a hitter will not be helped by the on-the-job training he’s getting behind the plate. Only 21, plenty of time to develop.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?
(Gerald from Savannah)
Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Rangers having multiple catchers knocking on the door, What sort of return could Gerald Laird fetch from a team like San Diego?
(Or from Dallas)
I'm not sure the Padres are in the market for a catcher, because Michael Barrett is just about ready to return. Also, if they keep losing, they're not going to want to deal away any of their future for a few extra runs behind the plate. It doesn't look like there are that many contending teams in need of a catcher--maybe the Astros, if Towles continues to struggle? (Caleb Peiffer)


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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 2235 9 1.0 3.0 1291 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 0.9 2.8
2009 380 0 0.2 3.8 198 -0.1 -0.0 -1.1 0.2 2.7
total 2615 9 1.1 2.8 1489 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 1.0 2.4

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