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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .212 2 23 18 6 .209 -0.5
Birth Date3-9-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
2012
2013
-0.52014
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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 SFN 23 32 93 77 4 11 1 0 0 12 12 29 0 0 4 2 4 2 .143 .258 .156 .160 -4.0 1.1 -0.3
2010 PHI 25 6 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
Career389882611100121232004242.134.245.146.151-4.81.0-0.4

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
2006 AUG A 2 2 .321 .225 .308 .321 .243 .000 89 1.9 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.3 0.4 3.3 0.4
2006 SLO A- 39 121 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AUG A 39 178 .262 .260 .338 .397 .262 .326 100 0.4 5.3 2.5 6.8 3.1 13.2 2.0 13.2 2.0
2007 SJO A+ 87 398 .250 .265 .339 .415 .268 .294 87 -4.9 13.2 6.1 1.4 -0.9 15.9 1.7 15.9 1.7
2008 SFN MLB 32 93 .160 .266 .324 .420 .262 .229 95 -10 2.7 1.2 1.1 1.2 -4.0 -0.3 -4.0 -0.3
2008 FRE AAA 35 141 .160 .281 .356 .442 .261 .230 109 -16 4.3 2 7.7 2.0 -6.0 0.2 -6.0 0.2
2009 SJO A+ 97 430 .256 .267 .342 .407 .271 .312 96 -2.1 13.4 5.9 15.4 -0.1 20.6 3.7 20.6 3.7
2009 NRW AA 25 88 .221 .248 .323 .360 .260 .222 90 -3.6 2.5 1.1 -0.4 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2010 PHI MLB 6 5 -.007 .210 .301 .312 .238 .000 92 -1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 LEH AAA 120 439 .225 .264 .330 .411 .254 .281 94 -17.2 13.3 6.1 -10.2 -1.2 4.8 -0.5 4.8 -0.5
2011 CLR A+ 2 8 .218 .262 .323 .363 .246 .286 103 -0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 IND AAA 14 33 .195 .259 .323 .392 .253 .304 94 -2.5 1.0 0.3 -1.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2011 LEH AAA 81 302 .215 .258 .325 .399 .253 .286 90 -16 9.4 4.3 3.1 1.0 -2.1 0.1 -2.1 0.1
2012 NHP AA 73 302 .239 .265 .330 .397 .261 .279 102 -6.6 8.3 0.6 -1.0 3.1 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2012 LVG AAA 20 81 .175 .271 .337 .420 .267 .254 101 -7.7 2.4 1.1 -1.2 0.2 -5.6 -0.7 -5.6 -0.7
2013 IND AAA 31 109 .183 .254 .327 .386 .254 .189 99 -9.2 3.1 1 1.6 0.5 -5.6 -0.4 -5.6 -0.4
2013 SYR AAA 22 49 .191 .257 .320 .384 .251 .216 99 -3.7 1.4 -0.1 -1.0 -0.5 -2.6 -0.4 -2.6 -0.4
2014 NWA AA 7 33 .339 .259 .326 .399 .263 .190 104 2.7 0.9 0.4 0.2 -0.6 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2014 OMA AAA 97 377 .242 .272 .335 .426 .266 .344 97 -7.7 11.3 -1 0.4 -1.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 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
2006 AUG A 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 3.3 0.4 0.4
2006 SLO A- 121 12 23 6 0 0 7 12 29 6 1 .223 .303 .282 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 AUG A 178 24 47 9 1 1 20 16 19 26 8 .292 .356 .379 .087 .262 13.2 6.8 2.0
2007 SJO A+ 398 42 76 19 3 4 37 35 105 15 10 .220 .291 .328 .107 .250 15.9 1.4 1.7
2008 FRE AAA 141 14 20 3 0 0 3 14 39 7 3 .163 .248 .187 .024 .160 -6.0 7.7 0.2
2008 SFN MLB 93 4 11 1 0 0 2 12 29 4 2 .143 .258 .156 .013 .160 -4.0 1.1 -0.3
2009 NRW AA 88 9 12 1 0 0 3 12 20 2 3 .171 .287 .186 .014 .221 0.6 -0.4 0.0
2009 SJO A+ 430 56 93 25 2 3 48 36 96 6 7 .241 .307 .339 .098 .256 20.6 15.4 3.7
2010 LEH AAA 439 37 86 11 3 4 31 49 88 13 6 .226 .313 .303 .076 .225 4.8 -10.2 -0.5
2010 PHI MLB 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2011 IND AAA 33 3 7 1 0 0 1 2 7 1 0 .241 .281 .276 .034 .195 -0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2011 LEH AAA 302 22 61 6 1 4 27 26 71 2 4 .224 .290 .298 .074 .215 -2.1 3.1 0.1
2011 CLR A+ 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .250 .286 .000 .218 0.0 0.2 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 81 9 16 5 1 0 9 5 13 1 0 .210 .259 .303 .092 .175 -5.6 -1.2 -0.7
2012 NHP AA 302 30 66 17 1 2 25 23 42 17 3 .244 .305 .337 .093 .239 8.5 -1.0 0.8
2013 IND AAA 109 9 17 4 0 3 7 7 22 1 0 .172 .234 .303 .131 .183 -5.6 1.6 -0.4
2013 SYR AAA 49 1 8 3 0 0 2 4 8 2 1 .182 .245 .250 .068 .191 -2.6 -1.0 -0.4
2014 OMA AAA 377 44 95 18 2 2 20 26 71 3 5 .279 .330 .362 .082 .242 -0.2 0.4 0.0
2014 NWA AA 33 5 4 2 0 0 2 5 4 1 0 .160 .323 .240 .080 .339 4.2 0.2 0.5

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 365 0.5534 0.4807 0.7529 0.6931 0.2086 0.8000 0.5588 0.2471
2010 25 0.4400 0.5600 0.6429 0.8182 0.3571 0.7778 0.4000 0.3571
Career3900.54610.48580.74580.70110.21810.79860.54860.2542

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-05 2014-05-15 Minors 10 0 Left Thigh Contusion - -
2011-03-22 2011-05-02 15-DL 41 27 Left Wrist Recovery From Fracture Pisiform Fracture -
2011-03-09 2011-03-22 Camp 13 0 Left Wrist Fracture Pisiform Fracture -
2008-06-22 2008-09-02 Minors 72 0 Right Fingers Surgery Circulatory Problem Middle Finger 2008-07-16

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $
2012 PIT $
2011 PHI $414,000
2008 SFN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$804,000
2 yrTotal$804,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 106 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/14/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 7/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012) Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/31/11 (minor-league contract, $0.48M in majors).
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Toronto 1/26/10. Claimed by Toronto off waivers after being DFA by San Francisco 1/5/10. Signed by Philadelphia 2/10. DFA by Philadelphia 7/3/10, sent outright to AAA 7/8/10. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/12/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/3/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by San Francisco 3/30/08.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2006 (9-266) (Stetson). $72,500 signing bonus.

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
90o 511 53 117 21 2 6 43 43 99 15 5 .254 .317 .348 .247 11.1 SS 0, 2B -3 0.8
80o 490 49 105 19 2 5 39 39 97 13 4 .239 .299 .327 .234 4.3 SS 0, 2B -3 0.1
70o 475 46 99 18 2 5 37 36 96 12 4 .229 .287 .312 .224 -0.2 SS 0, 2B -3 -0.4
60o 462 43 92 17 2 4 35 34 95 12 4 .219 .276 .300 .216 -3.9 SS 0, 2B -2 -0.8
50o 450 41 87 16 2 4 33 32 94 11 4 .211 .266 .288 .208 -7.2 SS 0, 2B -2 -1.1
40o 438 39 82 15 2 4 31 30 92 10 3 .203 .257 .277 .200 -10.2 SS 0, 2B -2 -1.4
30o 425 36 77 14 2 4 29 28 91 10 3 .194 .246 .264 .192 -13.3 SS 0, 2B -2 -1.8
20o 410 34 68 12 1 3 27 26 89 9 3 .183 .234 .250 .182 -16.6 SS 0, 2B -2 -2.1
10o 389 30 61 11 1 3 24 22 87 8 2 .169 .216 .230 .169 -20.8 SS 0, 2B -2 -2.5
Weighted Mean45542891624343394114.215.271.293.212-5.7SS 0, 2B -2-0.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 2% 1% 5% 6%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153025022448121718565.189.252.253.192-2.7-23.40.12.114.9-40.6-1.6
20163125022468121819535.199.264.266.200-2.2-18.60.12.114.9-35.7-1.6
20173225022448121719545.192.257.259.196-2.5-21.1-0.02.014.9-38.1-1.6
201833613541081924424813311.195.259.257.196-2.5-18.9-0.24.714.9-38.4-4.0
201934358326311132527805.194.257.259.195-2.6-21.2-0.42.714.9-38.5-2.3
20203563355108182443471428.189.251.250.190-2.9-23.0-1.04.514.9-41.5-4.1
20213663454108182442471436.189.251.247.189-3.1-24.0-1.34.414.9-42.0-4.1
20223763252105182341451455.183.243.239.183-3.5-28.0-1.54.214.9-45.6-4.1
20233861853108182441431383.191.248.250.189-3.2-25.2-1.63.914.9-42.5-4.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Jason Bowers 2007 .000 DNP
2 90 Luis Ugueto 2008 .000 DNP
3 90 Chris Barnwell 2008 .000 DNP
4 90 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
5 90 William Bergolla 2012 .000 DNP
6 90 Toby Gardenhire 2012 .000 DNP
7 89 Jace Brewer 2008 .000 DNP
8 89 Skyler Stromsmoe 2013 .000 DNP
9 89 Chris De La Cruz 2011 .000 DNP
10 88 Javier Guzman 2011 .000 DNP
11 87 Mike Rouse 2009 .000 DNP
12 85 Chris Gutierrez 2013 .000 DNP
13 85 Victor Mercedes 2008 .000 DNP
14 85 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
15 85 Gil Velazquez 2009 .219
16 84 Ryan Klosterman 2011 .000 DNP
17 84 Ivan Ochoa 2012 .000 DNP
18 84 Carlos R Rojas 2013 .000 DNP
19 84 Josh Labandeira 2008 .000 DNP
20 84 Anderson Machado 2010 .000 DNP
21 84 Casey Smith 2008 .000 DNP
22 83 Luis Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
23 83 Pete Maestrales 2009 .000 DNP
24 83 Jake Wald 2010 .000 DNP
25 83 Danny Sandoval 2008 .000 DNP
26 82 Juan Gonzalez 2011 .000 DNP
27 82 Gookie Dawkins 2008 .000 DNP
28 82 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
29 82 Carlos Mendoza 2009 .000 DNP
30 82 Ed Rogers 2008 .000 DNP
31 81 Doug Bernier 2009 .000 DNP
32 81 Brant Ust 2008 .000 DNP
33 81 John Raburn 2008 .000 DNP
34 81 Joey Hammond 2007 .000 DNP
35 81 Wilson Valdez 2007 .196
36 80 Gabe Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
37 80 Mel Stocker 2010 .000 DNP
38 80 Cesar Crespo 2008 .000 DNP
39 79 Blake Davis 2013 .000 DNP
40 79 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
41 79 Fernando Cortez 2011 .000 DNP
42 79 Omar Quintanilla 2011 .109
43 79 Kenny Perez 2011 .000 DNP
44 79 Clay Timpner 2012 .000 DNP
45 79 Tomas De La Rosa 2007 .000 DNP
46 79 Angel Chavez 2011 .000 DNP
47 79 Don Kelly 2009 .241
48 79 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
49 78 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
50 78 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
51 78 Ray Olmedo 2010 .000 DNP
52 78 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
53 78 Eric Bruntlett 2007 .230
54 78 Anthony Contreras 2013 .000 DNP
55 78 Melvin Dorta 2011 .000 DNP
56 78 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
57 78 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
58 77 Brandon Pinckney 2011 .000 DNP
59 77 Mike McCoy 2010 .193
60 77 Diory Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
61 77 J.C. Boscan 2009 .000 DNP
62 77 Peter Bergeron 2007 .000 DNP
63 77 Alejandro Machado 2011 .000 DNP
64 77 Brian Barden 2010 .187
65 77 Luis Bolivar 2010 .000 DNP
66 77 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
67 76 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
68 76 Ramon Santiago 2009 .244
69 76 Callix Crabbe 2012 .000 DNP
70 76 Max St. Pierre 2009 .000 DNP
71 76 Frank Moore 2008 .000 DNP
72 76 Ricardo Nanita 2010 .000 DNP
73 76 Ray Chang 2013 .000 DNP
74 76 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
75 76 Juan Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
76 76 Andres Torres 2007 .000 DNP
77 76 Brad Coon 2012 .000 DNP
78 76 Jesus Merchan 2010 .000 DNP
79 76 Andy Cannizaro 2008 .016
80 76 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
81 76 Guilder Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
82 76 Chris Robinson 2013 .218
83 75 Ray Navarrete 2007 .000 DNP
84 75 Rex Rundgren 2010 .000 DNP
85 75 Paco Figueroa 2012 .000 DNP
86 75 Edwin Bellorin 2011 .000 DNP
87 75 Manny Mayorson 2012 .000 DNP
88 75 Damaso Espino 2012 .000 DNP
89 75 Jeff Duncan 2008 .000 DNP
90 75 Ben Copeland 2013 .000 DNP
91 75 Rich Thompson 2008 .000 DNP
92 75 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
93 75 Jeff Bannon 2009 .000 DNP
94 75 Tuffy Gosewisch 2013 .146
95 75 Tommy Manzella 2012 .000 DNP
96 74 John Otness 2011 .000 DNP
97 74 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
98 74 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
99 74 Jason Alfaro 2007 .000 DNP
100 74 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Bocock will be 26 on Opening Day and owns a career .228/.304/.309 batting line in nearly 1,800 minor-league plate appearances. It would take an unusual set of circumstances to give him a full season’s worth of starts—war, famine, or lockout could do the trick. The smart money might be on "zombie apocalypse," since Bocock’s thin flesh would be unappealing to the undead (and brains could be considered a PED). Barring a baseball apocalypse, he'll have a future as some organization's warm body, thanks to his strong defensive skills.
2010 Brian Bocock is still going to be able to tell his children about the time when he was an Opening Day shortstop in the major leagues.
2009 It was evidence of how utterly unprepared the San Francisco Giants were for the 2008 baseball season that, when their 40-year-old shortstop was unable to answer the bell on Opening Day, their replacement was the slick-fielding Bocock, who had hit .220/.293/.328 in his High-A debut the previous year. Not surprisingly, Bocock didn’t hit in the majors, though it took the Giants three weeks to come up with another option for the position. Demoted only to Triple-A, Bocock was even worse there before his season was ended by a blood clot in his right middle finger.

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, CubsChristina Kahrl2010-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Shuffling SeniorsChristina Kahrl2010-07-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Dealing and DecapitatingChristina Kahrl2010-07-02
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Between The Numbers: Dead Men WalkingBen Lindbergh2010-06-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Settling for Sub-ReplacementJoe Sheehan2009-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Waiving Good-bye?John Perrotto2008-08-10
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was surprised I haven't heard more from you on the Philly roster construction - they seem tailor made to go with a 10 man staff and give Cholly all kind of platoon options to create some value in the line-up. Is it because their "adds" don't point that way, or are you just afraid to put your hopes in writing and see them dashed again?
(Brecken from Chicago)
I think it's a sign of the times that we ought to be able to celebrate the Phillies dialing down to six relievers this season, and making space for a sixth bench player. Of course, there's the bit about being careful what you wish for--if it's for Brian Bocock's benefit, that's sort of sad for everyone but Bocock. John Mayberry Jr., Jeff Larish... Robb Quinlan? A Larish/Quinlan matched set? See, part of the problem is that beyond notionally carring a RF platoon if Domonic Brown splits the job with Ben Francisco is that they'll have their lefty PH in Ross "Three Bricks Shy of a" Gload, and with that rotation, it isn't like they'll have a ton of PH assignments in the first place. They could use the 25th slot on just about anything, and whoever he is, he won't play much. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Worst full-time positional player to start the season: Luis Hernandez?
(Tim from DC)
Brian Bocock, who was one of the worst players in the California League a year ago.

The Giants are going to set some kind of record for Cha-Cha Bowls to go. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)what's the harm in starting Bocock? the giants aren't going to be good anyway, its not like he's taking them out of contention... maybe the giants think they see something that nobody else does (a la Dan Uggla two years ago).
(dave from DC)
He was one of the worst players in the California League, completely overmatched. He's probably not one of the 2000 best players in professional baseball. It's a ridiculous decision. Dan Uggla circa 2005 was Joe Morgan compared to Brian Bocock in 2007. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, when are you coming out to the city by bay??? How do you think the injuries to Frandsen, Durham and Vizquel will impact the lineup for the first month? Will we have the only team in MLB with a cleanup hitter, Molina, with less than 20hrs' and 80rbi's? Also, when you come, please bring us a major league lineup!
(Paul from San Fran)
Paul, I was just there as part of our book tour. On behalf of my partner in crime at our Alameda event two weeks back at Books Inc., I'd like to thank again the 50-plus people who showed. I speak for both of us when I say it was unfortunate we couldn't have kept it going for another hour or more.

As far as the injuries in the Giants infield, it's horrific. All the Rich Aurilia you can stand, Jose Castillo... Brian Bocock at short? It's the sort of infield Johnny LeMaster belongs in. (Christina Kahrl)


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