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Birth Date3-6-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
0.52011
0.02012
0.82013
0.62014
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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
2008 NYA 22 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.080 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2009 NYA 23 42 101 94 13 28 4 0 1 35 2 11 0 1 4 11 0 3 .298 .309 .372 .237 1.5 -0.4 0.1
2010 NYA 24 93 317 266 27 72 11 3 0 89 33 42 6 4 8 38 1 1 .271 .359 .335 .243 2.8 1.1 0.4
2011 NYA 25 43 137 124 17 33 4 0 4 49 9 29 2 1 1 22 4 1 .266 .324 .395 .258 5.2 -0.0 0.5
2012 NYA 26 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .278 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2013 NYA 27 17 61 52 12 14 3 0 3 26 8 9 1 0 0 8 0 0 .269 .377 .500 .321 6.7 0.5 0.8
2014 NYA 28 40 129 118 14 33 11 1 2 52 6 35 5 0 0 11 1 0 .280 .341 .441 .269 6.0 -0.5 0.6
Career241752660841803341025159129146139065.273.342.380.25420.80.72.3

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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
2006 STA A- 42 157 .352 .247 .319 .333 .262 .381 93 12.5 3.7 1.9 1.8 -1.4 15.5 1.9 15.5 1.9
2007 TAM A+ 89 348 .262 .260 .333 .378 .255 .339 99 0.8 10.3 6.3 0.8 -2.3 19.9 2.0 19.9 2.0
2008 NYA MLB 3 5 -.080 .253 .290 .379 .230 .000 100 -1.8 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2008 TAM A+ 3 11 .284 .245 .308 .368 .238 .429 105 0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2008 TRN AA 21 88 .270 .257 .327 .394 .252 .390 90 1.2 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.3 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2008 YAN Rk 3 8 .212 .226 .312 .308 .208 .286 115 -0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 NYA MLB 42 101 .237 .268 .337 .435 .266 .325 110 -2.5 2.9 1.7 -0.4 -0.6 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 TRN AA 16 64 .213 .274 .349 .409 .281 .209 85 -3.2 1.8 1.1 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 21 75 .272 .266 .326 .408 .247 .321 98 0.9 2.2 1.3 0.1 -0.1 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2009 YAN Rk 2 7 .237 .309 .416 .390 .274 .167 102 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 NYA MLB 93 317 .243 .259 .324 .406 .255 .316 113 -5.5 8.7 5.2 1.1 -2.5 2.8 0.4 2.8 0.4
2011 NYA MLB 43 137 .258 .270 .330 .421 .267 .315 107 -0.3 3.7 2.2 -0.0 0.2 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2011 TAM A+ 3 10 .202 .266 .317 .389 .242 .375 106 -0.6 0.3 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2011 SWB AAA 3 15 .183 .277 .336 .448 .264 .250 94 -1.4 0.5 0.1 -0.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 NYA MLB 3 2 .278 .227 .276 .301 .215 .000 103 0 0.1 0 -0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 99 417 .236 .255 .325 .387 .253 .308 100 -11.1 12.4 7 0.6 -2.7 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2012 MAG Wnt 21 75 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 17 61 .321 .261 .323 .438 .275 .275 101 3.5 1.6 1 0.5 -0.3 6.7 0.8 6.7 0.8
2014 NYA MLB 40 129 .269 .254 .312 .395 .259 .383 104 1.1 3.3 1.8 -0.5 -1.1 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2014 TAM A+ 2 7 .049 .254 .320 .354 .251 .000 103 -1.6 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2014 TRN AA 5 20 .199 .265 .321 .377 .251 .182 100 -1.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 SWB AAA 3 11 .103 .281 .336 .401 .255 .182 101 -2 0.3 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2

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
2006 STA A- 157 21 42 10 0 2 16 13 30 0 0 .309 .395 .426 .118 .352 15.5 1.8 1.9
2007 TAM A+ 348 34 81 24 2 2 32 36 59 4 3 .279 .384 .397 .117 .262 19.9 0.8 2.0
2008 NYA MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.080 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2008 TRN AA 88 8 23 5 0 0 8 11 14 0 0 .315 .432 .384 .068 .270 6.0 0.3 0.6
2008 TAM A+ 11 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .300 .364 .300 .000 .284 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2008 YAN Rk 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 .212 0.2 0.2 0.0
2009 TRN AA 64 8 11 1 0 2 7 6 13 0 0 .190 .266 .310 .121 .213 0.8 0.5 0.1
2009 SWB AAA 75 7 19 5 0 1 7 3 13 0 2 .275 .311 .391 .116 .272 4.7 0.1 0.5
2009 NYA MLB 101 13 28 4 0 1 11 2 11 0 3 .298 .309 .372 .074 .237 1.5 -0.4 0.1
2009 YAN Rk 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .237 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 NYA MLB 317 27 72 11 3 0 38 33 42 1 1 .271 .359 .335 .064 .243 2.8 1.1 0.4
2011 SWB AAA 15 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 .183 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2011 TAM A+ 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .000 .202 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2011 NYA MLB 137 17 33 4 0 4 22 9 29 4 1 .266 .324 .395 .129 .258 5.2 -0.0 0.5
2012 SWB AAA 417 43 87 15 2 2 39 39 82 6 0 .246 .341 .316 .071 .236 6.4 0.6 0.7
2012 MAG Wnt 75 16 18 5 1 2 14 10 19 1 0 .305 .432 .525 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYA MLB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .278 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 61 12 14 3 0 3 8 8 9 0 0 .269 .377 .500 .231 .321 6.7 0.5 0.8
2014 SWB AAA 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 .103 -1.9 -0.0 -0.2
2014 TRN AA 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 .133 .350 .133 .000 .199 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2014 TAM A+ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .049 -1.5 -0.0 -0.2
2014 NYA MLB 129 14 33 11 1 2 11 6 35 1 0 .280 .341 .441 .161 .269 6.0 -0.5 0.6

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 20 0.4500 0.5500 0.6364 0.7778 0.3636 0.8571 0.2500 0.3636
2009 331 0.5287 0.5166 0.8713 0.6857 0.3269 0.9250 0.7451 0.1287
2010 1157 0.5592 0.4149 0.8556 0.5858 0.1941 0.8997 0.6869 0.1402
2011 519 0.5626 0.4302 0.8243 0.5993 0.2070 0.8971 0.5532 0.1757
2012 7 0.2857 0.2857 0.5000 0.5000 0.2000 1.0000 0.0000 0.5000
2013 247 0.5263 0.4534 0.8482 0.6692 0.2137 0.9310 0.5600 0.1518
2014 505 0.4772 0.4158 0.7286 0.6307 0.2197 0.8618 0.3793 0.2714
Career27860.5370.43410.82550.61690.21990.89810.5970.1728

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-03 2014-09-16 DTD 13 13 - General Medical Other Headaches -
2014-04-14 2014-06-17 60-DL 64 55 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-09-28 2013-09-29 60-DL 1 1 Right Hand Recovery From Previous Injury Fracture - -
2013-07-03 2013-07-03 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Stress Reaction - -
2013-04-27 2013-08-05 60-DL 100 88 Right Hand Surgery Fracture From Foul Tip 2013-04-27 -
2011-09-09 2011-10-07 15-DL 28 20 - Head Concussion Player Collision At Home Plate - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-29 15-DL 38 22 Left Foot Recovery From Fracture Foul Ball -
2011-03-03 2011-03-22 Camp 19 0 Left Foot Fracture Foul Ball -
2010-04-01 2010-04-10 Camp 9 4 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-07 2010-03-13 Camp 6 0 Head Concussion HBP -
2009-11-25 2009-12-26 WIN 31 0 Head Concussion Backswing -
2009-08-04 2009-08-25 Minors 21 0 Left Hand Soreness -
2009-02-17 2009-02-18 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness Cold -
2008-06-20 2008-08-04 Minors 45 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-04-01 2008-06-16 Minors 76 0 Right Wrist Recovery From Surgery Fracture From Collision At Plate 2008-03-12
2008-03-08 2008-04-01 Camp 24 0 Right Wrist Surgery Fracture 2008-03-12
2007-08-11 2007-09-05 Minors 25 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYA $
2014 NYA $700,000
2013 NYA $515,350
2012 NYA $
2011 NYA $455,700
2010 NYA $410,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,381,850
2011Current$700,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,081,850
4 yrTotal$2,081,850

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 146 dSFX1 year/$0.7M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$515,350 (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13. Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case).
  • 1 year/$0.5137M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4557M (2011). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4108M (2010). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/12/10.
  • 1 year/$400,700 (2009). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09 ($65,000 in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/07. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08. Optioned to Double-A 3/12/08. Recalled 9/15/08.
  • Signed by NY Yankees 2003 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .369 .377 .265
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .350 .442 .289
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.018 .065 .025
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .227 .320 .364 .239
31 vs R (2013) .300 .417 .600 .364
38 Split (2013) .073 .097 .236 .125
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone else find humor that the Yankees probable Opening Day catcher will be Francisco Cervelli?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I just don't know if I buy it. Shades of "Bubba Crosby is our center fielder," circa 2006. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Projections on Gary Sanchez's ability to stick at catcher have seemed to move from "no freaking way" to "maybe" in the past year or so. What do you think? Is there real progress, or is it more wishful thinking from a team that looks to be starting Francisco Cervelli in 2013?
(captnamerca from FL)
I think there was some real progress in 2012. He showed up with a better attitude and worked harder at his craft last year than he had in the past, and I think it showed. That said, there's a lot of room to grow and improve behind the dish and he will need to take a couple more big steps before he truly looks the part of an everyday catcher in the big leagues. I think the bat can play off the position, but he become immensely valuable if he sticks at catcher. (Mark Anderson)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Francisco Cervelli is a career .300 hitter in the majors. This won't last, right? Too bad the Yanks have so many aged key components, cause Posada would be a nice full-time DH and Frankie could be full-time C if he can sustain something close to .260/.320/.380, right?
(dianagramr from NYC)
No, it won't last. But he's been better this year than he was last year, and that's clearly the right direction to go. He has a 16/12 K/BB ratio this year, which is pretty sensational, and so even if the batting average drops a little, I think he's a valuable player. He'll warm the seat nicely for Austin Romine.

By the way, my favorite description of Cervelli came from Joe Pawlikowski, who described him as having "wine bar eyes." (Tommy Bennett)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 161 0 0.3 12.1 123 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 12.5
2009 2085 21 4.1 13.9 1075 0.4 0.1 0.6 4.2 14.5
2010 6460 14 8.1 8.8 3543 -2.3 -0.6 -1.3 7.4 7.5
2011 2729 49 6.9 17.7 1602 1.2 0.3 1.5 7.2 19.2
2012 39 0 0.1 16.2 28 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4 0.1 15.8
2013 1169 25 4.0 24.1 641 0.5 0.1 1.5 4.2 25.6
2014 2607 51 7.7 20.6 1472 -1.2 -0.3 -1.6 7.3 19.0
total 15250 165 31.1 14.3 8484 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 31.1 14.3

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