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Birth Date4-12-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.82010
1.92011
-0.82012
0.12013
0.02014
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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
2010 DET 25 133 512 464 49 119 26 3 14 193 40 99 5 3 0 67 7 1 .256 .320 .416 .256 6.1 1.5 0.8
2011 DET 26 115 472 428 75 121 25 1 16 196 35 83 5 4 0 54 5 3 .283 .341 .458 .278 15.0 2.6 1.9
2012 DET 27 132 503 470 52 113 22 2 12 175 26 104 5 2 0 54 6 3 .240 .286 .372 .235 -2.5 -5.0 -0.8
2013 NYA 28 23 53 51 6 14 2 1 3 27 2 9 0 0 0 8 0 0 .275 .302 .529 .273 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 ANA 29 7 13 13 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .231 .231 .308 .250 0.1 0.3 0.0
Career41015531426182370767455951032971590183197.259.314.417.25718.80.02.0

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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 ONE A- 70 317 .288 .248 .325 .341 .265 .327 110 7.3 7.2 -2 -4.0 -1.2 11.2 0.8 11.2 0.8
2007 WMI A 126 542 .251 .260 .331 .383 .264 .301 97 -5.9 17.5 -6.9 7.0 -1.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.8
2008 LAK A+ 111 461 .239 .255 .327 .371 .251 .303 106 -10.8 13.7 -5.3 -7.4 -3.8 -6.4 -1.4 -6.4 -1.4
2009 ERI AA 131 571 .287 .262 .338 .392 .269 .314 103 16.3 16.1 -6.3 -2.3 2.9 30.4 2.9 30.4 2.9
2010 DET MLB 133 512 .256 .264 .326 .413 .258 .297 111 -1.9 14.1 -5 1.5 -2.8 6.1 0.8 6.1 0.8
2010 TOL AAA 15 66 .345 .267 .331 .425 .253 .500 103 6 1.9 -0.8 -0.6 -1.4 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
2011 DET MLB 115 472 .278 .256 .317 .402 .258 .315 108 8.5 12.7 -4.1 2.6 -1.1 15.0 1.9 15.0 1.9
2012 DET MLB 132 503 .235 .255 .319 .412 .261 .284 105 -12.4 13.8 -5.3 -5.0 1.0 -2.5 -0.8 -2.5 -0.8
2013 NYA MLB 23 53 .273 .253 .320 .406 .266 .282 101 0.7 1.4 -0.5 0.6 -1.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2013 SWB AAA 8 37 .283 .258 .332 .397 .257 .273 97 0.9 1.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.6 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2014 ANA MLB 7 13 .250 .237 .292 .380 .244 .273 109 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2014 SLC AAA 73 315 .318 .274 .341 .417 .265 .371 106 19.6 9.0 -2.5 -8.1 1.3 26.6 1.9 26.6 1.9

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 ONE A- 317 27 85 15 6 5 54 21 42 3 4 .291 .345 .435 .144 .288 11.2 -4.0 0.8
2007 WMI A 542 52 137 19 4 10 86 23 81 15 4 .267 .300 .378 .111 .251 0.5 7.0 0.8
2008 LAK A+ 461 46 104 17 8 7 64 36 90 3 5 .249 .314 .379 .129 .239 -6.4 -7.4 -1.4
2009 ERI AA 571 89 145 26 7 28 93 33 127 11 2 .275 .321 .510 .235 .287 30.4 -2.3 2.9
2010 TOL AAA 66 6 22 3 1 3 17 4 17 2 1 .379 .455 .621 .241 .345 6.1 -0.6 0.5
2010 DET MLB 512 49 119 26 3 14 67 40 99 7 1 .256 .320 .416 .159 .256 6.1 1.5 0.8
2011 DET MLB 472 75 121 25 1 16 54 35 83 5 3 .283 .341 .458 .175 .278 15.0 2.6 1.9
2012 DET MLB 503 52 113 22 2 12 54 26 104 6 3 .240 .286 .372 .132 .235 -2.5 -5.0 -0.8
2013 SWB AAA 37 6 6 2 0 0 2 7 8 0 0 .200 .351 .267 .067 .283 2.6 -0.3 0.2
2013 NYA MLB 53 6 14 2 1 3 8 2 9 0 0 .275 .302 .529 .255 .273 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 SLC AAA 315 48 94 17 6 18 66 19 72 6 1 .321 .362 .604 .283 .318 26.6 -8.1 1.9
2014 ANA MLB 13 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .231 .231 .308 .077 .250 0.1 0.3 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
2010 1753 0.4353 0.5613 0.7825 0.7444 0.4202 0.8820 0.6466 0.2175
2011 1727 0.4343 0.5110 0.8209 0.6747 0.3849 0.9111 0.6995 0.1791
2012 1810 0.4541 0.5263 0.8067 0.6740 0.4028 0.8989 0.6784 0.1933
2013 170 0.5000 0.5118 0.8161 0.6941 0.3294 0.9322 0.5714 0.1839
2014 46 0.5435 0.5435 0.8000 0.7200 0.3333 0.8889 0.5714 0.2000
Career55060.44410.53230.80370.69760.39990.89830.67070.1963

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-17 2014-06-01 Minors 15 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-03-22 2013-03-27 Camp 5 0 Left Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2013-02-17 2013-03-06 Camp 17 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-11 2012-06-12 DTD 1 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-02 Camp 1 0 - Neck Spasms - -
2012-03-13 2012-03-15 Camp 2 0 - Low Back Soreness Swinging - -
2011-09-01 2011-10-16 15-DL 45 26 Right Thumb Surgery UCL Ligament 2011-09-06
2011-08-25 2011-08-31 DTD 6 6 Right Thumb Sprain -
2011-08-11 2011-08-14 DTD 3 3 Right Thumb Sprain Moderate - -
2011-07-06 2011-07-08 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-03-05 2011-03-08 Camp 3 0 - Back Soreness -
2010-03-03 2010-03-05 Camp 2 0 Left Face Laceration Batted Ball -
2009-07-08 2009-07-16 Minors 8 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $
2013 NYA $1,500,000
2012 DET $502,500
2011 DET $430,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,432,500
3 yrTotal$2,432,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 54 dCAA (Brodie Van Wagenen)1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/28/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Contract selected by LA Angels 4/16/14.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Released by Detroit 3/13/13 (due 30 days' pay, about $379,000). 1 year/$1.5M (2013). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/15/13 (split contract paying $0.5M in minors). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 100, 150 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 200, 250 PA. $0.15M each for 300, 350 PA. Released by NY Yankees 7/19/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2011). Re-signed by Detroit 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed by Detroit 2/16/10. Recalled 4/22/10.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2006 (3-82) (Cal). $0.445M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .322 .372 .252
11 vs R (Multi) .255 .300 .431 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.006 -.022 .059 .005
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .250 .308 .333 .221
31 vs R (2013) .282 .300 .590 .284
38 Split (2013) .032 -.008 .256 .063
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, Detroit's looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder to platoon with Dirks. . . assuming that resigning Delmon I-don't-want-to-DH Young is out of the question, who is available? Do they have any depth anywhere for trading?
(John Carter from Toronto (Tigers fan originally from the New York a)
Glad to see you in the queue again, John Carter.

Jon Morosi reported (and then retracted) yesterday that the Tigers had a two-year offer out to Scott Hairston, and while that report proved inaccurate, I think Hairston could be a fit there. Cody Ross is another possibility, though his price would need to come down if he's going to serve in a platoon role, and they could also consider Andruw Jones or Matt Diaz.

In terms of pieces the Tigers could trade, Brennan Boesch and Andrew Oliver were mentioned yesterday by CBS Sports' Danny Knobler: https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/275663979584552962. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brennan Boesch likely to be a keeper in a 12-team, 10-keeper 5x5 league for next year, or would I do better to trade him to someone who can use him for his value this year?
(Dan from NY)
Depends who else you have and what you can get via trade, but I am a Boesch fan. I don't think he's in for too much of a decline from his current production. (Derek Carty)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as the future for Brennan Boesch with his extreme splits (home/away, left/right, May-June/July-Aug)?
(m1rch00 from Maryland)
I'm not a big Boesch fan. I think he can be an above-average hitter, but I don't think he's a special hitter like his first few months made him look like he could be. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Brennan Boesch top out?
(Phil from NYC)
He's a guy I'm pulling for. The power is real, but the batting average and OBP are sure to continue dropping. He can be a solid corner outfielder, but not a star. (Ken Funck)
2010-07-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, how did Barry Bonds get into Brennan Boesch's body, a la Man in Black / Locke.
(Phil from NY)
Has anyone actually seen Bonds' body lately? Possibly the same way that the Man in Black got into Locke's. Regardless, I see things ending roughly the same way. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do any comps for Brennan Boesch come to mind? Would you sell high on him in a keeper league?
(DS from LA)
Keeper? Yes. Unless you had Choo and had to pick up Boesch because you're afraid no one else on waivers was going to hit. Not that this happened to me recently. :-(

He's going to be good, but this is way over what he should be producing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for the next five years: Austin Jackson or Brennan Boesch?
(Oden from Motown)
Jackson -- even when the BABIP gods smite him, he still has speed and looks to have solid range in CF. Boesch has never been a high OBP guy and even this year's mark is infused by the .340+ BA. I'd love to have both in some capacity but Jackson was rated higher for specific reasons. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my earlier question. Brennan Boesch: are you a believer? Also, how good do you think Aroldis Chapman will be?
(Dennis from LA)
I think Boesch is fine, but not nearly as good as he has been so far (perhaps obviously). If that sounds like hedging, it's because it is, but remember that Raburn is ready if Boesch stumbles. The last two years, though, Boesch seems to have found a good power stroke. As long has he can keep his batting average up, the lack of walks won't kill him. If not...look out. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Brennan Boesch is going to get enough ABs? It looks like he could provide some solid pop in mixed leagues. Also - have patience with Adam Jones, I'd imagine?
(nschaef from CT)
Boesch was impressive at Double-A last year and started the season very hot at Triple-A, so he's definitely worth a look if you have the roster spot for him. I'm a little nervous about his lack of hitting against LHP though, so even if he ends up with a permanent spot in the bigs he's either not going to play everyday (or be a required sit against left-handers).

Patience with Jones, yes. He's got a ton of upside and has shown in the past he can hit. (Marc Normandin)


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