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Alberto Callaspo 2BAngels

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 3695 .267 .330 .370 .254 10.2
Birth Date4-19-1983
Height5' 9"
Weight225 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

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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
2006 ARI 23 23 47 42 2 10 1 1 0 13 4 6 0 1 0 6 0 1 .238 .298 .310 .235 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2007 ARI 24 56 156 144 10 31 8 0 0 39 9 14 1 1 1 7 1 1 .215 .265 .271 .179 -8.0 0.4 -0.7
2008 KCA 25 74 234 213 21 65 8 3 0 79 19 14 0 1 1 16 2 1 .305 .361 .371 .260 6.8 -1.1 0.6
2009 KCA 26 155 634 576 79 173 41 8 11 263 52 51 1 5 0 73 2 1 .300 .356 .457 .274 28.3 -3.2 2.5
2010 ANA 27 58 228 213 21 53 8 0 2 67 12 13 1 1 1 13 2 2 .249 .291 .315 .217 -2.3 4.9 0.3
2010 KCA 27 88 373 349 40 96 19 2 8 143 19 29 0 5 0 43 3 1 .275 .308 .410 .251 6.5 -1.3 0.5
2011 ANA 28 141 536 475 54 137 23 0 6 178 58 48 1 2 0 46 8 1 .288 .366 .375 .269 21.1 14.1 3.7
2012 ANA 29 138 520 457 55 115 20 0 10 165 56 59 0 4 3 53 4 3 .252 .331 .361 .266 23.5 3.2 2.8
2013 ANA 30 86 336 294 32 74 13 0 5 102 34 22 0 5 3 36 0 2 .252 .324 .347 .253 4.6 0.3 0.5
2013 OAK 30 50 180 159 20 43 7 0 5 65 19 25 1 1 0 22 0 0 .270 .350 .409 .286 9.1 -3.5 0.6
2014 OAK 31 127 451 404 37 90 15 0 4 117 40 50 1 6 0 39 0 1 .223 .290 .290 .231 -8.9 2.5 -0.7
Career996369533263718871631451123132233163293542214.267.330.370.25480.416.410.2

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
2002 PRO Rk 70 324 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 133 565 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARK AA 136 612 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 89 385 .247 .272 .339 .410 .251 .290 114 -4.2 9.0 -0.4 -7.4 -2.1 4.9 -0.3 4.9 -0.3
2005 SLC AAA 50 228 .271 .280 .363 .451 .274 .330 100 2.5 6.0 -0.5 -6.8 -1.7 6.6 -0.0 6.6 -0.0
2006 ARI MLB 23 47 .235 .263 .332 .418 .260 .270 96 -1.3 1.4 0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2006 TUC AAA 114 554 .308 .278 .351 .432 .272 .345 106 29.5 16.6 1.3 13.3 3.4 50.8 6.3 50.8 6.3
2007 ARI MLB 56 156 .179 .261 .327 .418 .256 .237 104 -13.9 4.6 0.3 0.4 -0.3 -8.0 -0.7 -8.0 -0.7
2007 TUC AAA 59 261 .293 .280 .344 .436 .261 .353 112 9.5 7.9 2.1 -3.3 -1.0 17.0 1.3 17.0 1.3
2008 KCA MLB 74 234 .260 .265 .331 .416 .259 .325 102 0.1 6.8 0.2 -1.1 -1.2 6.8 0.6 6.8 0.6
2008 OMA AAA 4 17 .227 .264 .336 .405 .253 .250 107 -0.6 0.5 0 -0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 KCA MLB 155 634 .274 .268 .333 .427 .261 .312 104 9.2 18.2 -0.6 -3.2 0.1 28.3 2.5 28.3 2.5
2010 ANA MLB 58 228 .217 .257 .320 .406 .253 .256 102 -10.1 6.3 0.8 4.9 1.8 -2.3 0.3 -2.3 0.3
2010 KCA MLB 88 373 .251 .260 .323 .405 .256 .278 112 -3.5 10.3 1.1 -1.3 -1.3 6.5 0.5 6.5 0.5
2011 ANA MLB 141 536 .269 .256 .318 .400 .259 .310 98 4.7 14.5 1.9 14.1 -1.0 21.1 3.7 21.1 3.7
2012 ANA MLB 138 520 .266 .254 .315 .407 .260 .268 97 3.3 14.2 1.9 3.2 1.8 23.5 2.8 23.5 2.8
2013 ANA MLB 86 336 .253 .254 .316 .399 .264 .254 97 -2.4 8.8 1.1 0.3 -1.9 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2013 OAK MLB 50 180 .286 .255 .318 .404 .266 .292 94 4.5 4.7 -0.6 -3.5 1.2 9.1 0.6 9.1 0.6
2013 SBR A+ 3 10 .441 .281 .353 .440 .276 .167 83 2 0.3 0 -0.0 -0.2 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 OAK MLB 127 451 .231 .253 .312 .388 .261 .242 97 -12.3 11.6 -3.6 2.5 -4.4 -8.9 -0.7 -8.9 -0.7
2014 STO A+ 1 5 .344 .325 .376 .473 .297 .200 106 0.5 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1

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
2002 PRO Rk 324 70 101 16 10 3 60 17 14 13 4 .338 .374 .488 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 565 86 168 38 4 2 67 42 28 20 6 .327 .381 .428 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARK AA 612 76 156 29 2 6 48 47 25 15 14 .284 .334 .376 .093 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA 228 28 67 21 2 1 31 10 13 2 5 .316 .347 .448 .132 .271 6.6 -6.8 -0.0
2005 ARK AA 385 53 104 9 0 10 49 28 17 9 8 .297 .350 .409 .111 .247 4.9 -7.4 -0.3
2006 ARI MLB 47 2 10 1 1 0 6 4 6 0 1 .238 .298 .310 .071 .235 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2006 TUC AAA 554 93 165 24 12 7 68 56 27 8 5 .337 .405 .478 .141 .308 50.8 13.3 6.3
2007 TUC AAA 261 48 77 15 2 5 30 28 17 1 2 .341 .416 .491 .150 .293 17.0 -3.3 1.3
2007 ARI MLB 156 10 31 8 0 0 7 9 14 1 1 .215 .265 .271 .056 .179 -8.0 0.4 -0.7
2008 KCA MLB 234 21 65 8 3 0 16 19 14 2 1 .305 .361 .371 .066 .260 6.8 -1.1 0.6
2008 OMA AAA 17 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .000 .227 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2009 KCA MLB 634 79 173 41 8 11 73 52 51 2 1 .300 .356 .457 .156 .274 28.3 -3.2 2.5
2010 KCA MLB 373 40 96 19 2 8 43 19 29 3 1 .275 .308 .410 .135 .251 6.5 -1.3 0.5
2010 ANA MLB 228 21 53 8 0 2 13 12 13 2 2 .249 .291 .315 .066 .217 -2.3 4.9 0.3
2011 ANA MLB 536 54 137 23 0 6 46 58 48 8 1 .288 .366 .375 .086 .269 21.1 14.1 3.7
2012 ANA MLB 520 55 115 20 0 10 53 56 59 4 3 .252 .331 .361 .109 .266 23.5 3.2 2.8
2013 SBR A+ 10 1 2 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 .286 .400 .714 .429 .441 2.1 -0.0 0.2
2013 ANA MLB 336 32 74 13 0 5 36 34 22 0 2 .252 .324 .347 .095 .253 4.6 0.3 0.5
2013 OAK MLB 180 20 43 7 0 5 22 19 25 0 0 .270 .350 .409 .138 .286 9.1 -3.5 0.6
2014 STO A+ 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .344 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2014 OAK MLB 451 37 90 15 0 4 39 40 50 0 1 .223 .290 .290 .067 .231 -8.9 2.5 -0.7

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 806 0.5335 0.4367 0.9347 0.6163 0.2314 0.9585 0.8621 0.0653
2009 2204 0.5132 0.4678 0.9098 0.6569 0.2684 0.9502 0.8056 0.0902
2010 1985 0.5300 0.4625 0.9172 0.6473 0.2540 0.9398 0.8523 0.0828
2011 2055 0.5168 0.4163 0.9097 0.6017 0.2155 0.9437 0.8084 0.0903
2012 1964 0.5321 0.3948 0.9006 0.5675 0.1980 0.9292 0.8077 0.0981
2013 1967 0.5119 0.4077 0.9027 0.6048 0.2010 0.9294 0.8187 0.0960
2014 1785 0.5283 0.3955 0.9023 0.5822 0.1865 0.9399 0.7707 0.0977
Career127660.52250.42610.90890.61170.22260.94020.81430.0907

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-12 2014-07-27 15-DL 15 10 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-08-08 2013-08-10 DTD 2 1 Left Forearm Contusion - -
2013-04-12 2013-05-03 15-DL 21 19 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-06-12 2011-06-18 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-03-02 2011-03-02 Camp 0 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2010-09-21 2010-09-26 DTD 5 4 Left Foot Contusion HBP -
2010-04-03 2010-04-07 DTD 4 1 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2010-03-26 2010-04-04 Camp 9 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-09-05 2009-09-07 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-06-28 2008-08-23 15-DL 56 48 General Medical Psychosocial Alcohol Rehabilitation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $3,000,000
2014 OAK $4,875,000
2013 ANA $4,100,000
2012 ANA $3,150,000
2011 ANA $2,000,000
2010 KCA $460,000
2009 KCA $415,500
2008 KCA $394,000
2007 ARI $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$10,899,500
2011Current$4,875,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$15,774,500
1 yrFuture$3,000,000
9 yrTotal$18,774,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 135 dMark Gilling1 year/$3M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2015). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/15/14. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances.
  • 2 years/$8.975M (2013-14). Signed extension with LA Angels 1/13 (avoided arbitration, $4.7M-$3.65M). 13:$4.1M, 14:$4.875M. Award bonuses. Acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Angels 7/30/13.
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.46M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/4/10. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Kansas City 7/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/09 (split contract, $236,400 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008). Signed by Kansas City 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Placed on restricted list 5/11/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/14/07. Recalled 9/5/07. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 2/06. Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06, 8/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/04. Re-signed by LA Angels 2/05.
  • Signed by LA Angels 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $8,000 signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alberto Callaspo: Massively underrated or just right?
(Billy from Ocean)
Oh, definitely underrated. Not necessarily massively, but way underrated. Assuming we have a good means of measuring how he is rated. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Top "bert" players by position (according to WARP): SP - Bert Blyleven, RP - Roberto Hernandez, C - Mike Lieberthal, 1B - Albert Pujols, 2B - Roberto Alomar, SS - Bert Campaneris, 3B - Alberto Callaspo, LF - Albert Belle, CF - Roberto Kelly, RF - Roberto Clemente, DH - Butch Alberts.
(bradleyankrom from TPAFLA)
Bradley Ankrom, folks. He does it all. Transactions browsers, prospects number-crunching, and All-Bert team stat queries. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Use your Rick Reilly/Bill Simmons sense and complete this sentence: "Mark Trumbo or Albert Pujols at third base is scarier than ________________________________________
(Lerry N. from Toronto)
Reilly: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than leaving your kids with their uncle Jerry Sandusky for the weekend.

Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than whatever shady business Mr. Miagi was involved in to be able to afford that huge backyard and half-dozen classic cars on a handyman’s salary. I bet if Lestor Freaman got up in his business, he’d find out Mr. Miagi controlled the smack market in Encino AND Reseda. A whole bunch of little ninjas working for him, out on the street hollering “Sweep The Leg! I got that Sweep The Leg!”

Reilly AND Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than a stripper with an Adam’s apple.

I personally don’t think it’s scary, so much as unlikely and not really necessary. It’s not like the Angels don’t have a third baseman. They have Alberto Callaspo, who has produced 8.3 WARP over the past three years. David Wright has produced 9.0 WARP over the past three years. Everybody acts like the Angels have to do something about a third base problem, but there’s no problem. During spring training this year, the Angels should convert Alberto Callaspo to left field, and then convert him BACK to third base, just so it looks like they’re being really proactive. (Sam Miller)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best clubhouse story you couldn't tell until today?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
I don't really have any good clubhouse stories, partly because the Angels' clubhouse is quite dull and partly because I'm not around the clubhouse more than a couple times a homestand. So I'm going to reprint the greatest clubhouse story ever, from Matt McCarthy's book "Odd Man Out," about his year with the Angels' short-season team. (The book may or may not be true, for what it's worth.)

"An Angels employee briefly interrupted the revelry to bring us fifth leftover hot dogs from the concession stand's Weenie Wednesday promotion.

"I took my hot dog over to my locker and began to undress. That was when things got interesting. When I turned around, I saw the dark, naked bodies of two young Dominicans hovering around the hot dogs. Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo ... were inseparable and spoke no English -- the most one of them had ever said to me was "Why-ya-ya-ya-ya-yeah!" after I'd pitched a scoreless inning the week before.

"Gradually, more of my teammates turned to watch as Aybar's and Callaspo's naked bodies circled the food. We all knew they were up to something no good. Two naked heterosexual teenagers don't stand that close together for that long next to a box of hot dogs without something happening.

"Suddenly, Callaspo took one of the hot dogs out of its bun and deep-throated it. Then he took the bun and put it around Aybar's flaccid (etc etc) and poured ketchup on it. Jaws dropped -- Aybar was a willing participant. Then Callaspo bent over and pretended to eat the Dominican (etc etc etc) hot dog. When he did that, we all screamed, "Nooooo!"

"Getting the reaction he'd desired, Callaspo turned to a few of us and said, "I no gay. You gay" and burst into a fit of laughter. Callaspo slapped Aybar on the ass and the two laughed all the way to the shower." (Sam Miller)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles are unwilling to trade Felix Pie straight up for Alberto Callaspo (and then convert him to third base). It sounds like a decent idea to me, but then again I don't have a transaction blog. Any thoughts?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I like the idea, but nosing around the market to see if you can get more than that isn't a bad idea, and Callaspo's had some past problems. The pity is that the Royals don't have much to throw in besides arms, and the Orioles already have those, and better besides. But it would be a nice fix for KC, to have Pie in center. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alberto Callaspo just hit his 16th double, a gapper. Is his improvement real?
(BL from Bozeman)
He's always had the ability to hit for average. The power is a fluke. What interests me is the walk rate, which if real means he can hit .280 or .290 and be an asset. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance Alberto Callaspo is legit?
(MT from KC)
Absolutely. Not like 1.000 OPS legit, but .300 hitter legit. I got flack for pumping him in the Royals Top 11 (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=8498), but as they say in Blood Simple, "Who looks stupid now?" (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mark Teahen at 2B - a worthwhile shot, or a waste of time?
(BL from Bozeman)
It can't hurt to try it, but I'm not optimistic about the outcome. Still, while they wait until they can find a dance partner to talk trade later this spring, it's worth exploring. I still have my hopes that Alberto Callaspo pans out, and it isn't like Esteban German getting the job would be an unhappy development. There's only one outright wrong answer, and its name is Bloomquist. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Alberto Callaspo doing in CF, and does the possibility exist he will add that to his arsenal moving to KC this year?
(BL from Bozeman)
The Royals' outfield is pretty crowded as-is, isn't it? He's looked good enough to be better than an emergency backup, but he's been nowhere near as impressive there as he was at short. (Derek Jacques)


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