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Birth Date9-24-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 0 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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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
2002 CLE 25 39 120 112 10 27 4 0 4 43 7 25 1 0 0 9 0 0 .241 .292 .384 .228 -3.4 -1.7 -0.5
2003 CLE 26 116 429 386 53 96 21 3 16 171 32 75 5 3 3 55 5 2 .249 .312 .443 .269 7.6 -3.6 0.4
2004 CLE 27 139 485 418 57 115 28 5 17 204 52 95 12 2 1 82 4 2 .275 .370 .488 .286 23.7 -5.7 1.8
2005 CLE 28 142 505 466 59 119 30 5 19 216 32 98 4 3 0 68 2 2 .255 .307 .464 .268 12.6 -4.2 0.8
2006 CLE 29 88 288 268 44 86 14 0 13 139 17 58 1 2 0 46 0 1 .321 .361 .519 .285 14.3 1.6 1.5
2006 SEA 29 56 177 164 17 39 7 0 8 70 9 45 2 2 0 17 2 0 .238 .282 .427 .235 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2007 SEA 30 99 264 240 27 66 10 0 7 97 17 50 4 3 0 29 2 0 .275 .330 .404 .259 2.0 -2.0 -0.0
2008 TEX 31 26 89 82 8 13 0 0 3 22 5 20 2 0 0 8 0 0 .159 .225 .268 .178 -6.6 -0.0 -0.7
Career70523572136275561114138796217146631154314157.263.324.450.26547.0-15.73.1

Advanced

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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
1999 CLN A 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .643 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHT AA 0 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIL Rk 0 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHT AA 0 364 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 STO A+ 30 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 100 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 39 120 .228 .264 .322 .414 .257 .277 102 -4.1 3.2 -1 -1.7 -1.6 -3.4 -0.5 -3.4 -0.5
2002 BUF AAA 42 182 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LOU AAA 57 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 116 429 .269 .267 .329 .428 .262 .268 96 4 11.7 -8 -3.6 0.9 7.6 0.4 7.6 0.4
2003 BUF AAA 32 132 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 139 485 .286 .270 .335 .433 .260 .318 104 14.1 14.4 -9 -5.7 -0.8 23.7 1.8 23.7 1.8
2005 CLE MLB 142 505 .268 .266 .328 .425 .263 .284 100 4.5 14.5 -9 -4.2 -0.1 12.6 0.8 12.6 0.8
2006 CLE MLB 88 288 .285 .270 .330 .433 .254 .367 108 8.1 8.7 -5.2 1.6 -0.4 14.3 1.5 14.3 1.5
2006 SEA MLB 56 177 .235 .271 .333 .426 .255 .274 103 -4.9 5.3 -3.4 -0.0 -0.0 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2007 SEA MLB 99 264 .259 .263 .324 .413 .256 .317 96 -0.4 7.8 -3.8 -2.0 -0.6 2.0 -0.0 2.0 -0.0
2008 TEX MLB 26 89 .178 .268 .337 .419 .263 .169 112 -7.9 2.6 -1.6 -0.0 -0.1 -6.6 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7
2008 TEN AA 2 10 .252 .262 .331 .378 .251 .143 100 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2008 IOW AAA 16 69 .274 .283 .357 .459 .264 .317 119 1.1 2.1 -0.7 -1.4 0.5 3.4 0.2 3.4 0.2
2008 SWB AAA 64 267 .313 .263 .330 .398 .262 .293 87 17.6 9.1 -4.4 -4.3 -1.4 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
2009 CHR AAA 7 27 .176 .227 .300 .336 .224 .167 106 -2.5 0.8 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2012 NAV Wnt 18 74 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 52 226 .280 .261 .328 .400 .264 .358 93 5 6.5 -4.2 -0.6 -2.6 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4

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
1999 CHT AA 141 26 27 5 0 8 21 11 41 1 0 .213 .291 .441 .228 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLN A 23 8 11 4 1 2 6 3 4 0 0 .550 .609 1.150 .600 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIL Rk 183 39 59 11 2 14 48 34 30 1 0 .407 .530 .800 .393 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHT AA 364 64 73 8 4 14 51 72 78 15 2 .255 .415 .458 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 STO A+ 125 14 25 5 0 5 21 16 31 0 0 .245 .369 .441 .196 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 425 81 113 27 0 23 69 61 69 10 3 .320 .431 .592 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 120 10 27 4 0 4 9 7 25 0 0 .241 .292 .384 .143 .228 -3.4 -1.7 -0.5
2002 LOU AAA 230 31 51 14 1 11 30 31 50 4 1 .273 .401 .535 .262 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BUF AAA 182 30 37 8 0 5 21 24 30 0 0 .242 .354 .392 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 429 53 96 21 3 16 55 32 75 5 2 .249 .312 .443 .194 .269 7.6 -3.6 0.4
2003 BUF AAA 132 17 30 2 1 3 15 9 29 3 0 .250 .308 .358 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 485 57 115 28 5 17 82 52 95 4 2 .275 .370 .488 .213 .286 23.7 -5.7 1.8
2005 CLE MLB 505 59 119 30 5 19 68 32 98 2 2 .255 .307 .464 .208 .268 12.6 -4.2 0.8
2006 CLE MLB 288 44 86 14 0 13 46 17 58 0 1 .321 .361 .519 .198 .285 14.3 1.6 1.5
2006 SEA MLB 177 17 39 7 0 8 17 9 45 2 0 .238 .282 .427 .189 .235 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2007 SEA MLB 264 27 66 10 0 7 29 17 50 2 0 .275 .330 .404 .129 .259 2.0 -2.0 -0.0
2008 TEN AA 10 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 .252 0.4 0.1 0.1
2008 SWB AAA 267 44 66 18 1 13 46 18 45 1 0 .276 .350 .523 .247 .313 21.2 -4.3 1.6
2008 IOW AAA 69 14 16 2 0 3 13 7 16 0 0 .267 .343 .450 .183 .274 3.4 -1.4 0.2
2008 TEX MLB 89 8 13 0 0 3 8 5 20 0 0 .159 .225 .268 .110 .178 -6.6 -0.0 -0.7
2009 CHR AAA 27 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 0 .130 .231 .130 .000 .176 -2.1 -0.4 -0.2
2012 NAV Wnt 74 11 19 4 0 4 10 5 15 0 0 .297 .378 .547 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 226 20 59 14 0 2 24 22 42 0 1 .295 .363 .395 .100 .280 4.6 -0.6 0.4

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 303 0.5149 0.5215 0.7722 0.7115 0.3197 0.8378 0.6170 0.2278
Career3030.51490.52150.77220.71150.31970.83780.6170.2278

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2003-03-22 2003-04-06 15-DL 15 5 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $3,850,000
2007 SEA $3,550,000
2006 CLE, SEA $2,487,500
2005 CLE $365,000
2004 CLE $324,100
2003 CLE $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,879,600
6 yrTotal$10,879,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 80 dDerek Braunecker

Details
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 2/10/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 7/4/08 signed as a free agent from TX 6/12/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 5/15/08
  • designated for assignment 5/8/08 avoided arbitration 1/5/08, 1 year/$3.85M (08)
  • performance bonus:$30K each 475,500,525,550,575 plate appearances
  • acquired in trade from SEA 12/12/07 avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3.55M (07)
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/06 (CLE pd SEA cash in deal)
  • re-signed 1/06, 1 year/$2,487,500 (06)+$50K bonuses ($25K each 525,550 plate appearances) avoided arbitration 1/06 ($2.6M-$2.2M)
  • re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.365M (05) (split contract $259,300 min) re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$M (05) 1 year/$0.3241M (04) recalled 5/03 1 year/$0.303M (03) 3/03
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 acquired in trade from CIN 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 40-m 10/01

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sin Soo Choo? Can he improve upon last years performance? Is last years performance even sustainable?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc Normandin: Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? God Bless Seattle :)
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
It's funny, because he's the kind of player the current Seattle front office would drool over.

I have to wrap things up folks, as I have to finish some baseball-related things I was working on that made me late for the chat in the first place. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance the Reds are considering/will consider making Micah Owings a position player? Would that be a good, mediocre, or miserable idea?
(Scott from Ann Arbor, MI)
I really doubt they're considering anything of the sort, nor should they. Owings can be a valuable part of a big-league rotation, but might only make a mediocre first baseman or corner outfielder. It's easier to find a Ben Broussard type than a third or fourth starter. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)In that case, Jay, would you move Broussard to first base? I know his offense would be less valuable there and Chris Davis is imminent, but Taylor Teagarden is looming on the horizon as well-and that guy's as natural a catcher as we've had since Pudge.
(Or from Dallas)
IANOPG - I am not our prospects guy, Kevin Goldstein is. But from where i sit, I'd say that since the Rangers aren't about to threaten to win anything this year, their best shot is letting the kids develop. Salty looks as though he needs another year in the minors based on last season's performance; might as well make sure he gets 1B down while he's down there. Teagarden, though he rates highly as a defender, needs to show he can make it through a full season behind the plate. Davis, who just completed Double-A, certainly looks like a monster on paper, but besides his power he's got only marginal plate discipline (150/35 K/BB last year) and is a bad defender.

In other words, if I'm the GM it's time to meet your new stopgap 1B, Ben Broussard. (Jay Jaffe)


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