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Matt Carson RFIndians

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 9 29 31 5 .258 0.7
Birth Date7-1-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 3 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32010
2011
-0.22012
0.52013
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
2009 OAK 27 10 22 21 1 6 0 0 1 9 0 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 .286 .273 .429 .242 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 OAK 28 36 83 79 7 14 2 0 4 28 2 23 0 2 0 9 4 0 .177 .193 .354 .223 -2.9 0.1 -0.3
2012 MIN 30 26 69 66 3 15 1 0 0 16 2 21 0 1 0 4 0 0 .227 .246 .242 .226 -1.1 -0.6 -0.2
2013 CLE 31 20 13 11 5 7 0 0 1 10 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 .636 .692 .909 .562 4.2 -0.0 0.5
Career921871771642306635521402170.237.257.356.2500.3-0.6-0.0

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 STA A- 48 193 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BCR A 119 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BCR A 95 414 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAM A+ 37 137 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .202 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 84 364 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TRN AA 28 103 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 40 165 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 29 97 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 129 521 .276 .264 .338 .399 .260 .290 94 9.3 16.1 -2.9 -2.7 4.9 32.9 3.1 32.9 3.1
2008 TRN AA 27 122 .309 .266 .342 .404 .261 .295 94 6.7 3.6 -1.5 1.0 -1.0 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2008 SWB AAA 84 339 .272 .262 .331 .398 .262 .333 86 4.6 10.4 -1.3 1.8 2.9 19.3 2.0 19.3 2.0
2009 OAK MLB 10 22 .242 .276 .339 .454 .270 .357 98 -0.4 0.6 -0.2 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2009 SAC AAA 118 493 .309 .270 .339 .417 .270 .280 91 27.3 15.0 -0.5 1.7 3.1 47.1 4.8 43.8 4.5
2010 OAK MLB 36 83 .223 .254 .314 .393 .249 .185 102 -3.2 2.3 -0.6 0.1 -0.6 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 64 276 .320 .280 .347 .441 .271 .353 89 18.4 8.3 0.4 -0.8 5.1 30.0 2.8 30.0 2.8
2011 DUR AAA 22 95 .289 .251 .326 .383 .252 .296 91 3.2 2.9 -0.7 1.1 -0.2 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2011 SAC AAA 90 400 .293 .292 .361 .465 .269 .327 96 15.6 12.4 -3.2 5.8 1.9 27.5 3.2 27.5 3.2
2011 EST Wnt 8 30 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 26 69 .226 .249 .309 .399 .254 .326 102 -2.3 1.9 -0.6 -0.6 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2
2012 ROC AAA 115 469 .288 .259 .328 .393 .253 .345 94 14.6 13.9 -4.5 -3.3 4.6 34.7 3.1 32.4 2.9
2013 CLE MLB 20 13 .562 .252 .322 .375 .267 .667 98 3.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.1 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2013 COH AAA 121 490 .244 .253 .326 .382 .253 .315 102 -8.2 14.1 -4 9.7 0.9 8.7 1.9 8.7 1.9
2014 COH AAA 82 311 .249 .260 .327 .393 .251 .335 107 -3.8 9.3 -1.5 -2.8 1.9 6.4 0.4 6.4 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
2002 STA A- 193 19 36 8 4 1 11 11 48 4 1 .203 .266 .311 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BCR A 482 61 112 20 1 11 52 37 100 1 1 .259 .326 .387 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BCR A 414 59 116 23 2 12 58 22 78 21 7 .304 .357 .470 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAM A+ 137 16 22 7 0 3 17 6 33 2 1 .171 .212 .295 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TRN AA 103 10 19 5 0 1 5 0 25 2 3 .192 .204 .273 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 364 43 81 14 3 8 39 31 68 10 2 .252 .333 .389 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAM A+ 165 15 33 4 1 8 21 21 31 5 3 .243 .346 .463 .221 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 97 10 22 8 1 2 9 4 25 0 0 .256 .289 .442 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 521 72 117 24 3 16 76 33 109 9 0 .248 .309 .414 .166 .276 32.9 -2.7 3.1
2008 TRN AA 122 17 31 7 4 5 26 9 20 1 1 .277 .328 .545 .268 .309 8.8 1.0 1.0
2008 SWB AAA 339 53 88 10 6 10 38 21 63 10 3 .289 .348 .459 .170 .272 19.3 1.8 2.0
2009 SAC AAA 493 68 116 29 3 25 77 38 94 15 4 .264 .328 .514 .250 .309 43.8 1.7 4.5
2009 OAK MLB 22 1 6 0 0 1 5 0 7 0 0 .286 .273 .429 .143 .242 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 OAK MLB 83 7 14 2 0 4 9 2 23 4 0 .177 .193 .354 .177 .223 -2.9 0.1 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 276 53 74 18 2 13 36 24 58 13 4 .303 .380 .553 .250 .320 30.0 -0.8 2.8
2011 EST Wnt 30 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 9 0 0 .115 .233 .192 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 95 15 21 7 0 5 10 9 25 0 0 .250 .337 .512 .262 .289 6.6 1.1 0.7
2011 SAC AAA 400 61 105 34 1 19 65 27 88 11 1 .285 .338 .538 .253 .293 27.5 5.8 3.2
2012 MIN MLB 69 3 15 1 0 0 4 2 21 0 0 .227 .246 .242 .015 .226 -1.1 -0.6 -0.2
2012 ROC AAA 469 64 119 28 2 14 53 37 106 9 5 .282 .347 .457 .175 .288 32.4 -3.3 2.9
2013 COH AAA 490 57 110 16 2 14 49 39 119 14 4 .252 .322 .394 .142 .244 8.7 9.7 1.9
2013 CLE MLB 13 5 7 0 0 1 3 1 1 3 0 .636 .692 .909 .273 .562 4.2 -0.0 0.5
2014 COH AAA 311 47 71 13 1 10 32 27 85 11 1 .259 .335 .423 .164 .249 6.4 -2.8 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
2009 93 0.4301 0.5699 0.6981 0.5750 0.5660 0.8696 0.5667 0.3019
2010 300 0.5567 0.5200 0.7244 0.6946 0.3008 0.8276 0.4250 0.2756
2012 252 0.5079 0.5317 0.6940 0.6641 0.3952 0.8000 0.5102 0.3060
2013 40 0.4750 0.5250 0.8095 0.8421 0.2381 0.8125 0.8000 0.1905
Career6850.51680.53140.71460.67580.36790.82230.49750.2854

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-25 2014-07-05 Minors 41 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-03-15 2014-03-17 Camp 2 0 Right Hand Contusion - -
2014-03-14 2014-03-15 Camp 1 0 Right Thumb Soreness - -
2011-08-08 2011-08-16 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-09-30 2010-10-04 DTD 4 4 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-05-03 2010-05-22 Minors 19 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-05-25 2008-06-01 Minors 7 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2006-05-25 2006-07-11 Minors 47 0 - Head Concussion - -
2005-08-03 2005-08-25 Minors 22 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 20 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/19/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 8/28/13. Non-tendered by Cleveland 12/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/23/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Minnesota 8/17/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Oakland 11/2/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/22/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/1/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Oakland 9/18/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/30/09.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2002 (5-156) (BYU).

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 511 69 132 27 2 21 69 36 125 13 4 .282 .338 .480 .297 28.6 RF 3, CF 0 3.5
80o 490 64 120 24 2 19 63 33 123 12 3 .268 .322 .457 .283 21.1 RF 3, CF 0 2.7
70o 475 60 112 23 1 18 59 31 121 11 3 .258 .311 .440 .274 16.0 RF 3, CF 0 2.1
60o 462 57 105 21 1 17 56 29 119 10 3 .249 .302 .425 .265 11.9 RF 3, CF 0 1.6
50o 450 54 99 20 1 16 53 27 118 10 3 .242 .293 .412 .258 8.2 RF 3, CF 0 1.2
40o 438 51 94 19 1 15 50 26 116 9 3 .234 .284 .398 .250 4.8 RF 3, CF 0 0.8
30o 425 48 88 18 1 14 48 24 114 9 2 .226 .275 .384 .242 1.2 RF 3, CF 0 0.4
20o 410 45 82 17 1 13 44 22 112 8 2 .216 .264 .368 .232 -2.6 RF 3, CF 0 0.0
10o 389 40 74 15 1 12 40 20 108 7 2 .203 .248 .345 .219 -7.5 RF 3, CF 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean45555102211165528119103.245.297.418.2619.9RF 3, CF 01.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 9% 6% 18% 29%

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
201533250284911082915695.217.269.379.2390.31.00.1-1.214.3-12.21.7
201634250295211082915684.229.281.385.2450.74.4-0.1-1.314.9-9.21.7
20173540346851911347231115.227.276.388.2420.51.6-0.5-2.114.9-10.82.7
201836561621132411763321666.219.270.370.234-0.1-4.3-0.9-3.114.9-15.23.8
201937622661202611867351795.211.261.355.228-0.6-9.3-1.3-3.714.9-19.34.2
202038619661232611867351774.214.265.358.229-0.5-8.7-1.6-3.814.9-18.34.2
202139603641202511866321753.214.262.358.228-0.6-9.8-1.6-3.914.9-19.34.1
202240602651202511865331712.216.265.359.229-0.5-9.1-1.8-4.014.9-18.24.1
202341520571102211658271401.226.271.373.236-0.1-4.5-1.5-3.614.9-14.43.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.70.61.50.73.60.414.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 69)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Chris Aguila 2011 .000 DNP
2 84 Michael Ryan 2010 .219
3 81 Cory Aldridge 2011 .000 DNP
4 81 George Lombard 2008 .000 DNP
5 80 Michael Restovich 2011 .000 DNP
6 79 Scott Seabol 2007 .000 DNP
7 79 Andres Torres 2010 .297
8 78 Cody Ransom 2008 .343
9 77 Brandon Larson 2008 .000 DNP
10 76 Chad Allen 2007 .000 DNP
11 76 Amaury Cazana 2011 .000 DNP
12 76 Justin Leone 2009 .000 DNP
13 76 Earl Snyder 2008 .000 DNP
14 75 Randy Ruiz 2010 .141
15 75 Joe Borchard 2011 .000 DNP
16 75 Jon Weber 2010 .000 DNP
17 74 Darnell McDonald 2011 .251
18 74 Doug Deeds 2013 .000 DNP
19 74 Ryan Shealy 2012 .000 DNP
20 74 Hiram Bocachica 2008 .000 DNP
21 74 Doug Clark 2008 .000 DNP
22 74 John Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
23 73 Josh Phelps 2010 .000 DNP
24 73 John Lindsey 2009 .000 DNP
25 73 Paul McAnulty 2013 .000 DNP
26 73 Mike Vento 2010 .000 DNP
27 73 Brooks Conrad 2012 .162
28 73 Valentino Pascucci 2011 .287
29 73 Jeff Bailey 2011 .000 DNP
30 72 Hector Luna 2012 .235
31 72 Nick Gorneault 2011 .000 DNP
32 72 Oscar Salazar 2010 .255
33 72 Jeff Salazar 2013 .000 DNP
34 71 Erik Kratz 2012 .285
35 71 Seth Bynum 2013 .000 DNP
36 71 Graham Koonce 2007 .000 DNP
37 71 Kevin Barker 2008 .000 DNP
38 71 Jason Repko 2013 .000 DNP
39 70 Bobby Scales 2010 .346
40 70 Jason Dubois 2011 .000 DNP
41 70 Greg Jacobs 2009 .000 DNP
42 70 Tagg Bozied 2012 .000 DNP
43 70 Dewayne Wise 2010 .219
44 70 Matt Watson 2011 .000 DNP
45 69 Mike Jacobs 2013 .000 DNP
46 69 Gary Burnham 2007 .000 DNP
47 68 Eliezer Alfonzo 2011 .224
48 68 Mike Rivera 2009 .226
49 67 Brian Myrow 2009 .000 DNP
50 67 Shelley Duncan 2012 .237
51 66 Ryan Langerhans 2012 .144
52 66 Todd Sears 2008 .000 DNP
53 66 Rick Ankiel 2012 .241
54 66 Andy Phillips 2009 .000 DNP
55 66 Dee Brown 2010 .000 DNP
56 66 Laynce Nix 2013 .182
57 65 Nick Green 2011 .000 DNP
58 65 Mike Cervenak 2009 .000 DNP
59 65 Brad Eldred 2013 .000 DNP
60 65 Ricardo Nanita 2013 .000 DNP
61 65 Dustan Mohr 2008 .000 DNP
62 65 Jeremy Owens 2009 .000 DNP
63 65 Dave Matranga 2009 .000 DNP
64 65 Juan Gonzalez 2002 .258
65 65 Ryan Church 2011 .000 DNP
66 65 Danny Klassen 2008 .000 DNP
67 65 Steve Torrealba 2010 .000 DNP
68 64 Chase Lambin 2012 .000 DNP
69 64 Jacque Jones 2007 .244
70 64 Scott Hairston 2012 .289
71 64 George Hendrick 1982 .277
72 64 Jay Buhner 1997 .292
73 64 Geoff Jenkins 2007 .262
74 64 Justin Christian 2012 .143
75 64 Joe Dillon 2008 .245
76 64 Cody Ross 2013 .267
77 64 Carl Everett 2003 .293
78 64 Matt Stairs 2000 .256
79 64 Dave Parker 1983 .258
80 64 Fred Lewis 2013 .000 DNP
81 64 Ryan Ludwick 2011 .257
82 64 Matt Diaz 2010 .276
83 63 Roberto Clemente 1967 .361
84 63 Chris Denorfia 2013 .273
85 63 Val Majewski 2013 .000 DNP
86 63 Jose Guillen 2008 .250
87 63 Andre Dawson 1987 .284
88 63 Hank Bauer 1955 .303
89 63 Robby Hammock 2009 .000 DNP
90 63 Ben Broussard 2009 .000 DNP
91 63 Ellis Burks 1997 .283
92 63 Jorge Padilla 2012 .000 DNP
93 63 Darryl Strawberry 1994 .279
94 63 Craig Wilson 2009 .000 DNP
95 62 Jeromy Burnitz 2001 .279
96 62 Jim Rice 1985 .285
97 62 Gookie Dawkins 2011 .000 DNP
98 62 Keith Ginter 2008 .000 DNP
99 62 Larry Hisle 1979 .276
100 62 Tim Salmon 2001 .265

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .321 .353 .564 .370
11 vs R (Multi) .288 .324 .292 .241
18 Split (Multi) -.033 -.029 -.272 -.129
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) 1.000 1.000 2.000 .906
31 vs R (2013) .500 .600 .500 .410
38 Split (2013) -.500 -.400 -1.500 -.495
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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 Short on bodies in late August, the Twins added 30-year-old Matt Carson to the 40 man and gave him 69 plate appearances. He signed with Cleveland and will try to escape the Columbus outfield at some point.
2011 A minor-league veteran with good power, enough athleticism to play center field in a pinch, and a propensity to strike out, Carson got a look at the end of the year (as did most Oakland farmhands with a pulse). He's a classic Quad-A hitter and a fine insurance policy, but he's already in his late 20s and it's unlikely that he will ever offer enough to merit a long-term spot on a team. Consequently, the A's removed Carson from the 40-man roster after the season, but the club wasted little time in securing his services for Sacramento this year.
2010 In the Yankee system for what seemed like forever, outfielder Matt Carson finally earned a cup of coffee in the big leagues, so, you know, good for him.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game PreviewR.J. Anderson2013-10-02
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
What You Need to Know: Monday, September 24Daniel Rathman2012-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-level KillersJay Jaffe2011-01-21
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Western HorizonsChristina Kahrl2010-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Snakes Start SheddingChristina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend OmnibusChristina Kahrl2010-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: 25th Man TweaksChristina Kahrl2010-05-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: What's Best in the West?Christina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Backwater Piracy and Sabeanesque SplurgesChristina Kahrl2009-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
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