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Portrait of Ken Caminiti

Ken Caminiti 3BAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 7125 .272 .347 .447 .279 40.4
Birth Date4-21-1963
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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
1987 HOU 24 63 218 203 10 50 7 1 3 68 12 44 0 1 2 23 0 0 .246 .287 .335 .220 -4.5 -2.0 -0.6
1988 HOU 25 30 89 83 5 15 2 0 1 20 5 18 0 1 0 7 0 0 .181 .225 .241 .184 -5.7 0.2 -0.6
1989 HOU 26 161 646 585 71 149 31 3 10 216 51 93 3 4 3 72 4 1 .255 .316 .369 .259 16.2 18.9 3.8
1990 HOU 27 153 596 541 52 131 20 2 4 167 48 97 0 4 3 51 9 4 .242 .302 .309 .227 0.0 -5.3 -0.6
1991 HOU 28 152 632 574 65 145 30 3 13 220 46 85 5 4 3 80 4 5 .253 .312 .383 .254 11.0 14.5 2.7
1992 HOU 29 135 557 506 68 149 31 2 13 223 44 68 1 4 2 62 10 4 .294 .350 .441 .283 29.2 -4.2 2.7
1993 HOU 30 143 596 543 75 142 31 0 13 212 49 88 0 3 1 75 8 5 .262 .321 .390 .250 10.7 5.2 1.6
1994 HOU 31 111 454 406 63 115 28 2 18 201 43 71 2 3 0 75 4 3 .283 .352 .495 .286 31.1 -2.2 2.8
1995 SDN 32 143 602 526 74 159 33 0 26 270 69 94 1 6 0 94 12 5 .302 .380 .513 .303 43.9 7.3 5.0
1996 SDN 33 146 638 546 109 178 37 2 40 339 78 99 4 10 0 130 11 5 .326 .408 .621 .339 81.3 13.2 9.0
1997 SDN 34 137 576 486 92 141 28 0 26 247 80 118 3 7 0 90 11 2 .290 .389 .508 .316 53.2 13.6 6.6
1998 SDN 35 131 535 452 87 114 29 0 29 230 71 108 4 8 0 82 6 2 .252 .353 .509 .313 46.6 -5.2 4.1
1999 HOU 36 78 329 273 45 78 11 1 13 130 46 58 3 7 0 56 6 2 .286 .386 .476 .296 23.7 -0.5 2.2
2000 HOU 37 59 253 208 42 63 13 0 15 121 42 37 1 2 0 45 3 0 .303 .419 .582 .310 24.9 -5.4 1.8
2001 ATL 38 64 193 171 12 38 9 0 6 65 21 44 0 1 0 16 0 1 .222 .306 .380 .246 -2.2 -3.4 -0.6
2001 TEX 38 54 211 185 24 43 8 1 9 80 22 41 2 2 0 25 0 0 .232 .318 .432 .249 5.4 -0.9 0.4
Career176071256288894171034817239280972711632967149838839.272.347.447.279364.943.740.4

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
1985 OSC A+ 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CGA AA 137 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 HOU MLB 63 218 .220 .257 .327 .398 .256 .299 94 -9.4 6.4 0.8 -2.0 -1.5 -4.5 -0.6 -4.5 -0.6
1987 CGA AA 95 407 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 HOU MLB 30 89 .184 .239 .294 .344 .243 .215 94 -6.5 2.3 0.3 0.2 -1.0 -5.7 -0.6 -5.7 -0.6
1988 TUC AAA 109 457 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HOU MLB 161 646 .259 .247 .310 .367 .256 .286 97 -0.5 16.9 2.3 18.9 0.5 16.2 3.8 16.2 3.8
1990 HOU MLB 153 596 .227 .257 .318 .381 .258 .286 97 -19.6 16.0 2.2 -5.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.6
1991 HOU MLB 152 632 .254 .249 .310 .370 .252 .275 97 -3.7 17.1 2.3 14.5 -2.3 11.0 2.7 11.0 2.7
1992 HOU MLB 135 557 .283 .251 .310 .367 .253 .317 98 12.3 14.4 2 -4.2 -0.4 29.2 2.7 29.2 2.7
1993 HOU MLB 143 596 .250 .263 .324 .398 .258 .290 96 -6.4 17.1 2.3 5.2 -1.8 10.7 1.6 10.7 1.6
1994 HOU MLB 111 454 .286 .266 .330 .421 .258 .303 97 13.2 13.8 1.9 -2.2 -2.7 31.1 2.8 31.1 2.8
1995 SDN MLB 143 602 .303 .266 .329 .413 .257 .323 99 28.9 18.0 2.5 7.3 -4.5 43.9 5.0 43.9 5.0
1996 SDN MLB 146 638 .339 .265 .330 .416 .255 .331 99 57.9 19.7 2.7 13.2 -1.5 81.3 9.0 81.3 9.0
1997 SDN MLB 137 576 .316 .264 .331 .410 .257 .330 98 35.5 15.3 2.3 13.6 2.1 53.2 6.6 53.2 6.6
1998 SDN MLB 131 535 .313 .261 .329 .414 .258 .263 90 31.2 13.9 2.2 -5.2 -1.6 46.6 4.1 46.6 4.1
1999 HOU MLB 78 329 .296 .266 .342 .426 .260 .311 95 14 8.9 1.4 -0.5 -0.3 23.7 2.2 23.7 2.2
1999 NWO AAA 0 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 59 253 .310 .273 .345 .447 .263 .304 108 14.8 6.9 1.1 -5.4 0.3 24.9 1.8 24.9 1.8
2001 ATL MLB 64 193 .246 .258 .323 .424 .258 .262 96 -3 5.2 -2.2 -3.4 -2.4 -2.2 -0.6 -2.2 -0.6
2001 TEX MLB 54 211 .249 .268 .331 .436 .264 .248 103 -2.6 5.8 0.9 -0.9 -0.4 5.4 0.4 5.4 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
1985 OSC A+ 527 83 133 26 9 4 73 51 54 14 4 .284 .355 .404 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CGA AA 582 82 154 29 3 12 81 56 78 5 3 .300 .369 .439 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 CGA AA 407 66 122 25 2 15 69 25 58 11 5 .325 .367 .523 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 HOU MLB 218 10 50 7 1 3 23 12 44 0 0 .246 .287 .335 .089 .220 -4.5 -2.0 -0.6
1988 TUC AAA 457 54 113 24 7 5 66 29 54 13 5 .272 .323 .399 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 HOU MLB 89 5 15 2 0 1 7 5 18 0 0 .181 .225 .241 .060 .184 -5.7 0.2 -0.6
1989 HOU MLB 646 71 149 31 3 10 72 51 93 4 1 .255 .316 .369 .115 .259 16.2 18.9 3.8
1990 HOU MLB 596 52 131 20 2 4 51 48 97 9 4 .242 .302 .309 .067 .227 0.0 -5.3 -0.6
1991 HOU MLB 632 65 145 30 3 13 80 46 85 4 5 .253 .312 .383 .131 .254 11.0 14.5 2.7
1992 HOU MLB 557 68 149 31 2 13 62 44 68 10 4 .294 .350 .441 .146 .283 29.2 -4.2 2.7
1993 HOU MLB 596 75 142 31 0 13 75 49 88 8 5 .262 .321 .390 .129 .250 10.7 5.2 1.6
1994 HOU MLB 454 63 115 28 2 18 75 43 71 4 3 .283 .352 .495 .212 .286 31.1 -2.2 2.8
1995 SDN MLB 602 74 159 33 0 26 94 69 94 12 5 .302 .380 .513 .211 .303 43.9 7.3 5.0
1996 SDN MLB 638 109 178 37 2 40 130 78 99 11 5 .326 .408 .621 .295 .339 81.3 13.2 9.0
1997 SDN MLB 576 92 141 28 0 26 90 80 118 11 2 .290 .389 .508 .218 .316 53.2 13.6 6.6
1998 SDN MLB 535 87 114 29 0 29 82 71 108 6 2 .252 .353 .509 .257 .313 46.6 -5.2 4.1
1999 HOU MLB 329 45 78 11 1 13 56 46 58 6 2 .286 .386 .476 .190 .296 23.7 -0.5 2.2
1999 NWO AAA 22 6 7 4 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 .350 .409 .550 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 253 42 63 13 0 15 45 42 37 3 0 .303 .419 .582 .279 .310 24.9 -5.4 1.8
2001 ATL MLB 193 12 38 9 0 6 16 21 44 0 1 .222 .306 .380 .158 .246 -2.2 -3.4 -0.6
2001 TEX MLB 211 24 43 8 1 9 25 22 41 0 0 .232 .318 .432 .200 .249 5.4 -0.9 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2001-08-04 2001-08-07 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-06-17 2001-07-02 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-04-21 2001-05-01 DTD 10 7 - Groin Strain - -
2001-04-08 2001-04-10 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Strain Partial Rotator Cuff Tear - -
2000-09-07 2000-09-07 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Chemical Dependence - -
2000-06-16 2000-10-02 60-DL 108 97 Right Wrist Surgery Tendon Sheath 2000-06-20 -
2000-05-31 2000-06-02 DTD 2 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-05-19 2000-05-19 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Contusion Foul Ball - -
2000-04-16 2000-04-18 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2000-04-10 2000-04-15 DTD 5 4 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-09-05 1999-09-05 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
1999-05-22 1999-08-16 15-DL 86 79 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1998-09-19 1998-09-22 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-09-10 1998-09-11 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-08-19 1998-08-20 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-07-29 1998-07-30 DTD 1 1 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1998-06-06 1998-06-07 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-06-02 1998-06-03 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-05-02 1998-05-23 15-DL 21 21 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1998-04-14 1998-04-15 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1997-10-04 1997-10-04 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Partial Patellar Tendon Tears 1997-10-04 -
1997-07-21 1997-07-22 DTD 1 1 - Neck Strain - -
1997-07-04 1997-07-10 DTD 6 3 - Low Back Spasms - -
1997-06-29 1997-06-30 DTD 1 1 - Sprain Turf Toe - -
1997-06-19 1997-06-21 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-05-12 1997-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1996-11-04 1996-11-04 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 1996-11-04 -
1992-04-19 1992-05-11 15-DL 22 20 Right Shoulder Sprain Separation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 TEX $3,500,000
2000 HOU $4,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$8,000,000
2 yrTotal$8,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Rick Licht

Details
  • $2.5M 02 option + $1M bonus vests 8/01, $3.5M 03 option vests 8/15/02

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown CandidatesBen Lindbergh2014-01-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Up the PED Guessing GameGabe Kapler2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: To Communicate a FailureJason Wojciechowski2013-03-15
BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Toronto Blue JaysMike Ferrin2013-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Unclean GameJohn Perrotto2013-01-31
Overthinking It: Has the Sabermetric Movement Been Bad for Jack Morris?Ben Lindbergh2013-01-10
Manufactured Runs: What Hall of Fame Voters are Doing to the Hall of FameColin Wyers2013-01-10
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mike PiazzaLarry Granillo2013-01-07
Wezen-Ball: 37 Candidates, 37 (non-PED) ExcusesLarry Granillo2012-12-04
Western Front: Chase Headley is AwesomeGeoff Young2012-09-18
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Five Giant ThemesGeoff Young2012-04-24
Wezen-Ball: "Baseball for Dummies", by Joe MorganLarry Granillo2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
The BP Broadside: "Compiler" Jim Thome for the Hall of FameSteven Goldman2011-08-16
Wezen-Ball: Playing Baseball in the Land of SuperheroesLarry Granillo2011-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Giants Stand PatJohn Perrotto2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
One-Hoppers: The Snubbed Cub: Ron Santo (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-12-03
Ahead in the Count: So How Good are MVPs Really? Matt Swartz2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Who is the Best Switch-Hitter?Eric Seidman2010-09-03
One-Hoppers: Rolen Towards Cooperstown?Jay Jaffe2010-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior ShufflingChristina Kahrl2010-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for OutfieldersJay Jaffe2009-12-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Building an MVP PredictorJay Jaffe2009-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Chasing BondsNate Silver2009-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Andre and OnwardJay Jaffe2009-01-08
Playoff Diary: ALDS Game Three, Rays versus SoxChristina Kahrl2008-10-06
Prospectus Preview: Today's Game to Watch, the All-Star GameCaleb Peiffer2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My Hall of Fame BallotJoe Sheehan2007-01-05
The Week in Quotes: December 11-18Alex Carnevale2006-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part FiveRany Jazayerli2005-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessRational Exuberance: The Over-30 CrowdJonah Keri2004-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: The Way We WereDayn Perry2004-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThey Wuz Robbed: Tales of Head-Scratching MVP VotingMark Armour2003-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Under The NeedleWill Carroll2003-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Soapbox DerbyWill Carroll2003-04-23
The Great Slide Backwards: Which Teams Will Lose 20 More Games this Season?Mark Armour2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Week in Quotes: The Week in Quotes: May 27-June 2Derek Zumsteg2002-06-03
The Daily Prospectus: JuiceJoe Sheehan2002-05-29
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10
1996 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1996-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Following up on steroids, can you envision a steroid regimen coupled with a conditioning program that actually reduced injury risk? Thanks.
(Matt from SD, CA)
Absolutely. If a player intelligently configured his intake volume with a balanced conditioning regimen, then he could see huge benefits with respect to injury risk. Known users like Ken Caminiti and Mark McGwire credited steroids with keeping them on the field, moreso than actually hitting home runs. The benefit of feeling 100% every day during the long-haul of a season is a tremendous benefit that should not be underestimated. (Doug Thorburn)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has any other player, that you know of, ever broken out like Jose Bautista has in their 30's?
(MGwiz22 from Florida)
Not that I know of. He seems to be surpassing the improvement even that guys like Ken Caminiti or Luis Gonzalez had.

I'd love to know more detail about what he changed mechanically with his swing in late 2009. And I'd love to have the HITf/x data to study him further. (Mike Fast)


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