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Birth Date7-20-1984
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 28 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.62010
2.02011
-0.32012
-0.22013
0.42014
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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 MIN 21 9 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .292 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 MIN 22 56 204 189 15 42 5 1 0 49 9 29 0 1 5 9 11 1 .222 .256 .259 .175 -7.4 1.8 -0.5
2008 MIN 23 98 437 385 58 108 15 0 7 144 31 45 2 6 13 50 7 2 .281 .333 .374 .255 9.0 -8.5 0.1
2009 MIN 24 80 256 228 25 46 7 3 0 59 22 36 3 1 2 17 11 0 .202 .280 .259 .192 -11.1 -2.9 -1.4
2010 MIN 25 69 170 152 26 42 7 4 1 60 13 17 0 1 4 20 6 1 .276 .331 .395 .246 4.5 1.6 0.6
2011 MIN 26 97 365 323 52 84 21 4 2 119 28 45 3 3 8 21 15 4 .260 .322 .368 .252 12.4 6.1 2.0
2012 MIN 27 106 326 299 33 72 17 2 1 96 16 52 3 5 3 30 21 1 .241 .282 .321 .219 -1.2 -1.7 -0.3
2013 BAL 28 62 125 112 15 24 4 1 1 33 9 20 0 2 2 10 9 2 .214 .268 .295 .230 -1.3 -0.6 -0.2
Career577188916922254197615125611302451119371578011.248.302.332.2294.9-3.90.2

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
2004 CDR A 9 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PRO Rk 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CDR A 78 347 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 7 21 .186 .285 .369 .424 .259 .250 119 -1.7 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.3 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2005 SLC AAA 13 46 .196 .268 .341 .406 .266 .270 90 -3.2 1.3 0.1 1.1 -0.5 -2.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.1
2006 MIN MLB 9 6 .292 .278 .364 .412 .267 .333 103 0.2 0.2 0 0.2 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 78 359 .307 .258 .324 .384 .254 .369 100 15.2 8.8 1.7 2.2 1.6 25.9 2.8 25.9 2.8
2006 NBR AA 45 199 .274 .252 .323 .388 .265 .314 93 2.1 4.0 1.9 1.9 1.4 9.9 1.3 9.9 1.3
2007 MIN MLB 56 204 .175 .277 .336 .430 .264 .261 95 -19.2 6.1 -0.1 1.8 3.2 -7.4 -0.5 -7.4 -0.5
2007 ROC AAA 84 365 .257 .269 .334 .408 .263 .304 93 -1.3 10.5 2.3 -13.2 -0.8 10.3 -0.3 10.3 -0.3
2008 MIN MLB 98 437 .255 .268 .333 .420 .261 .298 98 -2.2 12.6 -0.5 -8.5 0.1 9.0 0.1 9.0 0.1
2008 BLT A 2 9 .457 .269 .362 .395 .275 .667 98 1.9 0.3 0 0.1 0.1 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 ROC AAA 32 121 .226 .251 .322 .383 .252 .256 92 -3.8 3.0 0.9 -2.4 -0.4 -0.9 -0.3 -0.9 -0.3
2009 MIN MLB 80 256 .192 .265 .332 .424 .260 .238 104 -18.6 7.4 -0.4 -2.9 0.6 -11.1 -1.4 -11.1 -1.4
2009 ROC AAA 40 171 .279 .262 .329 .399 .247 .383 113 3.6 5.0 -0.2 0.4 -1.4 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2010 MIN MLB 69 170 .246 .258 .324 .403 .255 .304 110 -2.5 4.7 0.8 1.6 1.5 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
2010 FTM A+ 3 14 .170 .259 .334 .348 .263 .200 89 -1.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 NBR AA 6 23 .283 .264 .327 .416 .258 .368 98 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 TWI Rk 5 17 .204 .225 .273 .332 .239 .143 107 -1 0.6 0 0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 MIN MLB 97 365 .252 .251 .313 .394 .254 .294 104 -2.8 9.8 1.4 6.1 2.1 12.4 2.0 12.4 2.0
2011 FTM A+ 1 2 .006 .240 .321 .300 .233 .000 101 -0.6 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2011 GIG Wnt 31 137 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 106 326 .219 .256 .319 .408 .260 .283 105 -13.4 8.9 -0.4 -1.7 0.6 -1.2 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3
2012 GIG Wnt 37 170 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 62 125 .230 .260 .323 .409 .271 .247 99 -3.6 3.3 -0.1 -0.6 -1.3 -1.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2014 ABE A- 4 16 .398 .271 .315 .402 .270 .538 94 2.3 0.4 0 0.2 -1.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2014 NOR AAA 56 213 .221 .258 .327 .386 .248 .302 101 -9.4 6.4 0.9 0.1 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.9 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
2004 CDR A 34 6 9 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 1 .310 .412 .448 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PRO Rk 17 4 4 1 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 .333 .529 .583 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 21 4 4 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 1 .211 .286 .211 .000 .186 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
2005 SLC AAA 46 3 10 0 0 0 1 3 6 1 1 .256 .283 .256 .000 .196 -2.1 1.1 -0.1
2005 CDR A 347 62 100 11 3 3 17 29 31 47 12 .325 .390 .409 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 359 56 107 12 6 0 33 30 36 31 6 .331 .388 .406 .074 .307 25.9 2.2 2.8
2006 NBR AA 199 28 50 10 1 1 13 18 20 19 4 .294 .362 .382 .088 .274 9.9 1.9 1.3
2006 MIN MLB 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .000 .292 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 ROC AAA 365 53 86 13 1 3 20 34 50 24 12 .269 .341 .344 .075 .257 10.3 -13.2 -0.3
2007 MIN MLB 204 15 42 5 1 0 9 9 29 11 1 .222 .256 .259 .037 .175 -7.4 1.8 -0.5
2008 ROC AAA 121 11 21 3 0 0 2 18 18 4 3 .219 .342 .250 .031 .226 -0.9 -2.4 -0.3
2008 BLT A 9 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 .571 .667 .571 .000 .457 2.0 0.1 0.2
2008 MIN MLB 437 58 108 15 0 7 50 31 45 7 2 .281 .333 .374 .094 .255 9.0 -8.5 0.1
2009 ROC AAA 171 21 53 3 4 2 17 11 23 9 6 .340 .379 .449 .109 .279 6.6 0.4 0.7
2009 MIN MLB 256 25 46 7 3 0 17 22 36 11 0 .202 .280 .259 .057 .192 -11.1 -2.9 -1.4
2010 FTM A+ 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .000 .170 -0.7 0.2 -0.1
2010 MIN MLB 170 26 42 7 4 1 20 13 17 6 1 .276 .331 .395 .118 .246 4.5 1.6 0.6
2010 NBR AA 23 1 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 .350 .435 .350 .000 .283 1.0 0.1 0.1
2010 TWI Rk 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .294 .214 .071 .204 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2011 FTM A+ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .006 -0.6 0.1 -0.0
2011 MIN MLB 365 52 84 21 4 2 21 28 45 15 4 .260 .322 .368 .108 .252 12.4 6.1 2.0
2011 GIG Wnt 137 22 40 7 1 0 7 15 21 6 1 .336 .419 .412 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 326 33 72 17 2 1 30 16 52 21 1 .241 .282 .321 .080 .219 -1.2 -1.7 -0.3
2012 GIG Wnt 170 24 44 9 3 2 11 12 17 7 3 .289 .349 .428 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 125 15 24 4 1 1 10 9 20 9 2 .214 .268 .295 .080 .230 -1.3 -0.6 -0.2
2014 NOR AAA 213 25 52 8 0 1 19 14 28 9 2 .264 .315 .320 .056 .221 0.9 0.1 0.1
2014 ABE A- 16 4 7 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 .467 .500 .600 .133 .398 1.0 0.2 0.1

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 1640 0.5396 0.4188 0.9125 0.5424 0.2728 0.9479 0.8301 0.0831
2009 942 0.5244 0.4421 0.8341 0.5810 0.2879 0.8850 0.7209 0.1538
2010 605 0.5488 0.4470 0.8963 0.5693 0.2967 0.9259 0.8272 0.1037
2011 1366 0.5388 0.3930 0.8750 0.5149 0.2492 0.9340 0.7325 0.1194
2012 1195 0.5515 0.4782 0.8348 0.6115 0.3097 0.8784 0.7289 0.1582
2013 412 0.5146 0.4903 0.8416 0.6321 0.3400 0.8806 0.7647 0.1436
Career61600.53860.43570.87080.56430.28390.91510.76750.1226

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-27 2014-08-13 Minors 47 0 Right Wrist Fracture Hamate -
2014-05-22 2014-05-31 Minors 9 0 - Thigh Strain -
2014-03-14 2014-03-19 Camp 5 0 Left Knee Swelling - -
2014-02-25 2014-03-11 Camp 14 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-09-24 2013-09-30 DTD 6 6 - Head Concussion - -
2013-06-10 2013-06-15 DTD 5 5 Right Fingers Sprain Index Finger - -
2012-05-07 2012-05-10 DTD 3 3 - Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-04-23 2012-04-25 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-03-29 2012-04-04 Camp 6 0 Right Knee Inflammation Bursitis - -
2011-08-13 2011-09-29 60-DL 47 44 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-07-28 2011-08-12 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-06-29 2011-07-01 DTD 2 1 Thumb Soreness -
2011-03-07 2011-03-08 Camp 1 0 Left Ankle Sprain Running The Bases -
2010-09-24 2010-09-24 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-08-08 2010-08-11 DTD 3 2 Right Ankle Bone Chips -
2010-06-01 2010-07-21 15-DL 50 43 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2010-06-04
2009-08-16 2009-08-17 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion -
2008-07-29 2008-08-20 15-DL 22 20 Right Thumb Sprain Ligament -
2008-07-03 2008-07-05 DTD 2 1 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2008-06-28 2008-06-29 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2008-06-08 2008-06-09 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2007-03-04 2007-03-06 Camp 2 0 Hip Contusion Tailbone -
2006-09-30 2006-10-02 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 BAL $1,700,000
2012 MIN $1,382,500
2011 MIN $865,000
2010 MIN $437,500
2009 MIN $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,812,500
5 yrTotal$4,812,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 38 dProformance1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/10/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2013), plus 2014 club option. 13:$1.7M, 14:$3M club option, $0.2M buyout. Baltimore declined 2014 option 11/4/13.
  • 1 year/$1.3825M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/15/12 (avoided arbitration, $1.75M-$1.065M). Claimed by Baltimore off waivers from Minnesota 11/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 5/6/09. Recalled 5/30/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/12/09. Recalled 7/16/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/14/08. Recalled 5/11/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/07. Recalled 7/30/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from LA Angels 12/05. Contract purchased by Minnesota 9/06.
  • Signed by Anaheim 2003 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .250 .290 .316 .238
11 vs R (Multi) .232 .290 .331 .227
18 Split (Multi) -.018 .000 .016 -.011
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .227 .268 .288 .230
31 vs R (2013) .196 .269 .304 .211
38 Split (2013) -.032 .002 .016 -.018
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will Johnathan Schoop be the Orioles everyday 2B next year? Do you see him as an eventual top-10 fantasy guy at the position?
(Jim from Baltimore)
Hi Jim

I can't predict whether or not Schoop will be the Orioles 2B next year, but I do think that he'll get an opportunity in camp. Brian Roberts is a free agent, and Alexi Casilla and Ryan Flaherty shouldn't be viewed as road blocks. I suspect the Orioles will bring in a cheap veteran as a back-up plan in Spring Training and let them compete.

Will Jonathan Schoop be a Top 10 guy? That all depends on how his power develops. He probably will eventually be Top 10, but given his age and the minor league numbers he has put up to date, I don't see this happening until 2017-2018. These players play different positions, but I think you have to look at players like Brett Lawrie and Eric Hosmer as examples. Everyone got too enthusiastic about Lawrie/Hosmer and got burned the last couple of years. That doesn't mean these players aren't good and won't get better, but it's a long learning curve, particularly if you're not a made-to-order superstar like Mike Trout or Schoop's teammate, Manny Machado. (Mike Gianella)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bill Smith says he expects that Ron Gardenhire will keep Nick Punto in the lineup somewhere. This guy is supposed to be Gardenhire's boss. Can't he make him see sense? I'm tired of this cycle where Punto is handed an opening day job, fails miserably, gets replaced by even worse players, gets the job back for the last month, hits decently, and gets a job again the next year. And since it also seems that the Twins are considering bringing back Joe Crede at third or Orlando Cabrera at second (in order to keep Punto somewhere), which is the better alternative? Finally, wouldn't someone like Felipe Lopez be great for the Twins?
(russadams from Target Center)
I'm not sure Nick Punto is so much the problem as an inability to put real players at third base and left field is the problem. If Punto can bat ninth, hit what he hits and play plus defense, he's an acceptable solution on a team with seven or eight actual hitters. Punto is better, relative to his position, than Delmon Young or the collective nightmare at third base or what Alexi Casilla (who I like) did this year. Focusing on him and not those problems is a mistake.

Lopez is a good player who brings more offense than defense, and that's always been a good path to the bench in Minnesota. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Liriano seems poised to start on Monday for the Twins... why didn't they shore up at 3B again? Is 2nd in the division just more comfortable?
(themcneills from PDX)
If that's true on Liriano, it's about damn time. As for third base, Brian Buscher has been doing a nice enough job there (.313/.342/.438) that the team should be worrying about second base (Alexi Casilla is done for the year) and shortstop (where Brendan Harris is currently playing) ahead of their third base concerns.

I think the Casilla injury is a major blow to that club. He was playing a bit over his head, but he'd really provided a nice spark for them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Alexi Casilla is over his head, or finally making good on PECOTA's high hopes for him? (And how was the Sex and the City movie?)
(prayer to god from shellac)
What a great song Prayer To God is -- one of their best. I think Casilla at .320 is over his head, but I do think he could hit .280-.295 consistently with the same level of secondary skills, and that's a pretty good player. Sex And The City movie was pretty darn good -- I'll give it three stars. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I better off long term with 3 guys at the end of Kevin Goldstein's top 100 (Carter, Revere, etc) or with Ronnie Cedeno, Andy Marte, and Alexi Casilla?
(LindInMoskva from DC)
Without double-checking, I believe that Kevin has Lars Anderson at #100, so yes. As in definitely yes.

Lars. Anderson. will. be. very. very. good. (David Laurila)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bryan, how high are you on Alexi Casilla, after his underwhelming performance at Rochester and in MN this past year? Still SS/2B of the future?
(collins from greenville nc)
I'm not very high on Casilla. His contact abilities are pretty fantastic, and he deserves praise for that, but his OBP is just not high enough to make up for the fact that a .400 SLG will always be difficult for him. My leadoff series I did in July really painted a picture that Casilla faces an uphill, uphill climb. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableNot sure why, but I have a feeling O-Dog could become a short-term folk hero in Minneapolis. And not just because he'll keep Alexi Casilla off the field. (Ken Funck)
 

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