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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .255 0 0 0 0 .259 0.0
Birth Date4-19-1983
Height5' 9"
Weight225 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 3 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.82010
3.72011
2.82012
1.12013
-0.72014
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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
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

'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
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 .342 .325 .376 .473 .291 .200 107 0.4 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 .342 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 0.5125 0.4077 0.9027 0.6052 0.2002 0.9295 0.8177 0.0960
2014 1785 0.5283 0.3955 0.9023 0.5822 0.1865 0.9399 0.7707 0.0977
Career127660.52260.42610.90890.61180.22250.94020.81420.0907

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 OAK $
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
8 yrTotal$15,774,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 135 dMark Gilling2 years/$8.975M (2013-14)

Details
  • 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.

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 536 59 139 27 2 9 55 55 48 4 2 .291 .362 .410 .293 32.3 2B -6, 3B 1 2.9
80o 520 56 130 25 2 8 51 51 48 4 2 .280 .350 .395 .283 26.3 2B -6, 3B 1 2.3
70o 509 53 124 24 2 8 49 49 47 3 2 .272 .341 .384 .276 22.2 2B -6, 3B 1 1.8
60o 499 51 118 23 2 7 47 47 47 3 2 .266 .333 .374 .269 18.9 2B -6, 3B 1 1.5
50o 490 49 114 22 2 7 46 45 47 3 2 .259 .326 .365 .264 15.8 2B -6, 3B 1 1.2
40o 481 47 109 21 1 7 44 43 46 3 2 .253 .319 .356 .258 12.9 2B -6, 3B 1 0.8
30o 471 45 104 20 1 7 42 41 46 3 2 .246 .311 .347 .252 9.8 2B -6, 3B 1 0.5
20o 460 43 98 19 1 6 40 39 45 3 2 .239 .302 .336 .244 6.4 2B -6, 3B 1 0.2
10o 444 40 92 18 1 6 38 36 45 3 1 .228 .290 .321 .234 1.9 2B -5, 3B 1 -0.3
Weighted Mean49250115222746454732.260.327.367.26516.32B -6, 3B 11.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 36% 5% 11% 97%

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
201532250265511032222251.245.310.338.2430.13.1-0.10.49.1-6.3-1.9
201633250265611132222251.246.311.339.2430.23.3-0.10.39.5-6.4-1.9
201734250265410032223270.242.311.330.2410.23.7-0.10.214.3-10.7-1.9
201835367388016043133400.244.310.330.239-0.02.7-0.00.214.9-12.4-2.8
201936250255210032021280.232.296.314.230-0.3-1.0-0.00.15.5-6.6-1.9
202037250255110022022290.228.295.304.227-0.7-4.6-0.00.014.9-19.5-1.9
202138250245110122020300.225.287.301.224-0.5-2.4-0.0-0.15.2-7.5-1.9
20223925024509121920310.221.283.293.218-1.3-10.4-0.0-0.114.9-25.2-1.9
202340250234910021820310.214.276.283.213-1.7-13.5-0.0-0.214.9-28.3-1.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
51.621.624.823.813.57.5135.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 80 Edgardo Alfonzo 2005 .234
2 80 Bill Madlock 1982 .305
3 79 Maicer Izturis 2012 .230
4 78 Placido Polanco 2007 .294
5 78 Tony Gwynn 1991 .285
6 77 George Kell 1954 .273
7 76 Brooks Robinson 1968 .294
8 76 Chone Figgins 2009 .282
9 76 Ian Kinsler 2013 .291
10 75 Dave Magadan 1994 .246
11 75 Felipe Lopez 2011 .201
12 75 Jimmy Rollins 2010 .271
13 75 Brian Roberts 2009 .273
14 75 David DeJesus 2011 .261
15 75 Floyd Robinson 1967 .244
16 74 Len Dykstra 1994 .289
17 74 Don Mattingly 1992 .273
18 74 Wade Boggs 1989 .315
19 74 John Olerud 2000 .287
20 74 Conor Jackson 2013 .000 DNP
21 74 Dale Mitchell 1953 .294
22 73 Jeff Keppinger 2011 .242
23 73 Mark Grace 1995 .306
24 73 Shane Victorino 2012 .264
25 73 Chuck Knoblauch 2000 .258
26 73 Gail Hopkins 1974 .207
27 73 Tim Raines 1991 .265
28 73 Rafael Furcal 2009 .262
29 73 Roberto Alomar 1999 .302
30 73 Buddy Bell 1983 .275
31 73 Joe Crede 2009 .251
32 73 Aaron Hill 2013 .288
33 72 Edgar Renteria 2008 .246
34 72 Toby Harrah 1980 .280
35 72 Orlando Hudson 2009 .277
36 72 Carlos Ruiz 2010 .312
37 72 Jody Gerut 2009 .227
38 72 Ryan Theriot 2011 .240
39 71 Mike Greenwell 1995 .271
40 71 Rusty Staub 1975 .309
41 71 Carney Lansford 1988 .264
42 71 Matt Lawton 2003 .281
43 71 Mike Sweeney 2005 .290
44 71 Paul Lo Duca 2003 .258
45 71 Gregg Jefferies 1999 .195
46 71 Ferris Fain 1952 .314
47 71 Kevin Seitzer 1993 .265
48 71 Cal Ripken Jr. 1992 .258
49 71 Mark Kotsay 2007 .213
50 71 Ron Hunt 1972 .271
51 71 Elmer Valo 1952 .324
52 71 Nomar Garciaparra 2005 .265
53 70 Nellie Fox 1959 .283
54 70 Joe Morgan 1975 .358
55 70 Kenji Johjima 2007 .267
56 70 Mike Hargrove 1981 .311
57 70 Coco Crisp 2011 .261
58 70 Mark Ellis 2008 .247
59 70 Kevin Mench 2009 .000 DNP
60 70 Denny Walling 1985 .266
61 70 Sal Bando 1975 .265
62 70 Paul Schaal 1974 .238
63 70 Smoky Burgess 1958 .265
64 70 Josh Bard 2009 .230
65 70 Victor Martinez 2010 .281
66 70 Vernon Wells 2010 .274
67 69 Alan Trammell 1989 .254
68 69 Luis Rodriguez 2011 .249
69 69 Albie Pearson 1966 -.009
70 69 Garrett Atkins 2011 .000 DNP
71 69 John Valentin 1998 .268
72 69 Juan Pierre 2009 .275
73 69 Brandon Phillips 2012 .263
74 69 Pete O'Brien 1989 .277
75 69 Barry Larkin 1995 .302
76 69 Jason Bartlett 2011 .229
77 69 Greg Gross 1984 .279
78 69 Omar Infante 2013 .285
79 69 Mike Scioscia 1990 .275
80 69 Craig Biggio 1997 .324
81 69 Mike Sharperson 1993 .249
82 69 Nate McLouth 2013 .269
83 69 Willard Marshall 1952 .295
84 69 Al Kaline 1966 .341
85 69 Freddy Sanchez 2009 .262
86 69 Joe Cunningham 1963 .309
87 69 Harvey Kuenn 1962 .290
88 69 Skip Schumaker 2011 .254
89 69 Jack Wilson 2009 .233
90 68 Alvin Davis 1992 .255
91 68 Ken Oberkfell 1987 .240
92 68 Elliott Maddox 1979 .240
93 68 Alex Cora 2007 .230
94 68 Roy White 1975 .303
95 68 Brian Schneider 2008 .256
96 68 Dion James 1994 .000 DNP
97 68 Yogi Berra 1956 .322
98 68 Jerry Hairston 2007 .194
99 68 Bobby Avila 1955 .275
100 68 Bill Doran 1989 .252

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .285 .342 .429 .282
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .333 .345 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.031 -.010 -.083 -.023
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .268 .333 .430 .280
31 vs R (2013) .253 .333 .339 .255
38 Split (2013) -.015 .000 -.091 -.025
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Since Jerry Dipoto took over as GM, the Angels have signed three position players to long extensions, signed two free agents to massive long-term deals, and handed full-time jobs to two players who aren’t even arbitration eligible yet. That means two-thirds of the Angels’ lineup is set for 2015. But what about third base? Callaspo might reasonably wonder whether he has played himself up to the level of Howie Kendrick and Aybar, both of whom have produced fewer WARP in the past two seasons than he has. Callaspo set a career high in unintentional walks and continued to rate very well on advanced defensive metrics (though ours liked him more a year earlier). Alas, he’s 29, which makes it more difficult to decide whether this is part of his growth or the end of his peak.
2012 The Angels have had unexpected success with switch-hitting middle infielders converted to the hot corner. Maicer Izturis, Chone Figgins, and Alberto Callaspo have combined for just 20 home runs in the five years they have been the Angels' primary third basemen, but all were very strong defenders with solid on-base skills. Noting that Callaspo led the Angels in on-base percentage in 2011 is both recognition of a very strong trade (and subsequent arbitration tender) made by Tony Reagins and an indictment of his overall team building.
2011 As Baseball Prospectus author emeritus Rany Jazayerli has observed, Callaspo makes a good counterpoint to the argument that Dayton Moore has been lost when making major-league transactions. The Royals acquired Callaspo after 2007 for the dead weight of Billy Buckner, and extracted a few wins’ worth of production from him at approximately the major-league minimum before flipping him to the Angels, who’d pushed the button in the box marked “Break glass in case of Brandon Wood.” Callaspo—who began his career in the Angels system before being traded to the Diamondbacks for Jason Bulger—didn’t improve much on Wood’s anemic line down the stretch, but his team can expect a more representative performance spurred by a BABIP bounce-back in 2011.
2010 Callaspo made the team despite a poor spring, but when Gordon went down and Mark Teahen went back to third, Callaspo got his chance and made the most of it. A nice addition to his game was rediscovered power he'd flashed in the minors; he had gone homerless in his first 441 big-league at-bats. He had some rather extreme splits, doing most of his work at home and against lefties. Despite his offensive breakthrough, his poor range afield has encouraged the Royals to look for another alternative at the keystone, perhaps moving Callaspo into a utility role.
2009 Callaspo was hitting .206 in 126 at-bats when he was picked up in late June on DUI charges, his second troubling incident in two years—he was arrested under suspicion of assaulting his wife in May 2007. After spending nearly two months on the DL with an "unspecified medical condition" following the DUI, Callaspo returned in late August in the wake of Grudzielanek's injury and became the team's starting second baseman, recording a .319/.371/.407 line in 125 PA the rest of the way. He has the potential to be an above-average starter at the keystone should he stay off the blotter.
2008 The 2007 season was one that Callaspo may well wish to forget. After drawing a suspension for an alleged assault on his wife and a subsequent mid-June demotion, a late-season hamstring injury kept him from being able to step into Orlando Hudson's job when the starting second baseman went down in September. Callaspo's the infield version of an outfield 'tweener; he doesn't have the power for everyday play at third, and, while his ability to get on base makes him an asset at either second or short, there's no one extra feature to his game that would encourage many managers to be patient with him. He's in danger of heading down the D'Angelo Jimenez path, though his chances improved after he got dealt to the Royals in a December deal for pitcher Billy Buckner.
2007 The hardest major league player to strike out in 2006 was Juan Pierre, who had .051 strikeouts per plate appearance. In the Pacific Coast League, Callaspo was even tougher, with just .049 strikeouts per PA at Tucson. As Pierre has proved repeatedly, not striking out does not guarantee that a player is a productive hitter. Still, Callaspo should be a passable regular for a middle infielder. He`s looking at a year of being a utility infielder unless the D`backs do something with Orlando Hudson. He doesn`t figure to get much better than this, so his future starts now.
2006 In a lot of farm systems, Callaspo is the sort of guy that people would be excited about, but the Angels` bumper crop of middle infielders could leave him out in the cold. Wood, Aybar and Kendrick are all better prospects. He did bounce back from a terrible offensive year in `04, earning a promotion to Triple-A and hitting well there. However, like so many others here, he`d rather be scourged than take four wide ones. Could end up on the major league roster before any of his peers, but his career from here has a utility infielder vibe.
2005 The Angels had kept Callaspo and Aybar closer than peanut butter and jelly, grooming them as a double-play combination. That changed when Callaspo moved up to Double-A and over to shortstop, a transition that wasn't entirely smooth defensively after he made 25 errors in 121 games. At the bat, Callaspo collapso'd. Like Aybar, Callaspo has to hit at least .300 to help. Another kid who's young enough, with enough skills, to be worth watching.

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BP Chats

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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