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Justin Christian PHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 155 .203 .255 .266 .199 -0.5
Birth Date4-3-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
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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
2008 NYA 28 24 43 40 6 10 3 0 0 13 3 4 0 0 0 6 7 1 .250 .302 .325 .198 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2011 SFN 31 18 51 47 6 12 5 0 0 17 2 8 0 0 2 4 3 2 .255 .286 .362 .268 1.3 -0.4 0.1
2012 SFN 32 34 61 56 6 7 1 0 0 8 5 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 .125 .197 .143 .143 -4.7 1.0 -0.4
Career76155143182990038101500212124.203.255.266.199-4.4-0.5-0.5

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 STA A- 50 232 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 29 118 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 95 416 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 129 516 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 65 278 .227 .261 .338 .392 .259 .270 91 -9.9 8.1 -2 2.8 -1.3 -7.4 -0.5 -7.4 -0.5
2007 SWB AAA 40 183 .284 .268 .335 .406 .264 .358 92 4.9 5.5 -0.7 2.5 4.7 15.0 1.7 15.0 1.7
2008 NYA MLB 24 43 .198 .276 .340 .440 .269 .278 103 -2.8 1.2 -0.2 -1.1 1.2 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2008 SWB AAA 74 297 .287 .267 .331 .412 .265 .333 87 10.1 9.9 -1.7 5.9 1.6 20.4 2.5 20.4 2.5
2009 NOR AAA 88 386 .235 .265 .332 .404 .252 .303 104 -10.3 11.2 -0.2 7.2 3.7 8.7 1.6 8.7 1.6
2010 TRN AA 87 394 .301 .260 .333 .400 .258 .323 96 17.2 11.3 -3.2 5.3 2.2 25.5 3.1 25.5 3.1
2010 SWB AAA 16 74 .251 .279 .345 .443 .270 .281 94 -0.9 2.7 -0.7 0.3 -0.5 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 SFN MLB 18 51 .268 .249 .306 .367 .246 .308 92 0.4 1.4 0 -0.4 0.4 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2011 RIC AA 73 309 .271 .260 .322 .397 .270 .275 84 3.8 9.1 -2.5 3.0 5.5 14.6 1.8 14.6 1.8
2011 FRE AAA 64 280 .331 .283 .353 .445 .263 .354 103 23.4 8.7 -1.8 0.4 3.4 32.5 3.1 32.5 3.1
2011 MOC Wnt 25 114 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 34 61 .143 .241 .306 .378 .251 .132 93 -7.1 1.7 -0.4 1.0 1.0 -4.7 -0.4 -4.7 -0.4
2012 FRE AAA 72 338 .323 .279 .343 .434 .271 .367 99 23.9 10.0 0.5 -6.8 -0.5 34.1 2.7 34.1 2.7
2013 MEM AAA 107 411 .247 .267 .335 .402 .264 .299 90 -5.9 11.8 -1.1 -5.0 -0.4 0.7 -0.4 0.7 -0.4
2014 DUR AAA 127 520 .264 .264 .334 .400 .255 .300 103 2.3 15.5 -2.5 7.5 4.3 16.3 2.4 16.3 2.4

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
2004 STA A- 232 29 57 9 2 7 33 19 39 15 4 .274 .341 .438 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CSC A 118 31 29 5 0 3 10 14 12 17 2 .290 .390 .430 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ 416 52 114 27 6 8 37 33 47 38 5 .306 .369 .476 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 516 76 129 19 9 6 43 43 73 68 13 .276 .339 .394 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TRN AA 278 25 60 8 3 3 32 16 43 18 4 .235 .284 .325 .090 .227 -7.4 2.8 -0.5
2007 SWB AAA 183 32 55 8 4 1 16 10 19 17 2 .325 .366 .438 .112 .284 15.0 2.5 1.7
2008 SWB AAA 297 48 82 17 1 6 45 20 34 22 4 .306 .363 .444 .138 .287 20.4 5.9 2.5
2008 NYA MLB 43 6 10 3 0 0 6 3 4 7 1 .250 .302 .325 .075 .198 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2009 NOR AAA 386 54 96 18 5 3 25 20 51 26 3 .270 .308 .374 .104 .235 8.7 7.2 1.6
2010 TRN AA 394 65 102 21 6 9 51 40 47 20 5 .297 .378 .472 .175 .301 25.5 5.3 3.1
2010 SWB AAA 74 9 16 0 0 0 4 8 9 2 0 .242 .324 .242 .000 .251 2.2 0.3 0.2
2011 SFN MLB 51 6 12 5 0 0 4 2 8 3 2 .255 .286 .362 .106 .268 1.3 -0.4 0.1
2011 FRE AAA 280 57 80 20 3 10 41 35 31 36 3 .338 .428 .574 .236 .331 32.5 0.4 3.1
2011 RIC AA 309 46 70 12 2 4 32 23 31 18 2 .256 .328 .359 .103 .271 14.6 3.0 1.8
2011 MOC Wnt 114 17 27 7 0 3 14 9 18 4 1 .265 .342 .422 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 61 6 7 1 0 0 2 5 3 2 1 .125 .197 .143 .018 .143 -4.7 1.0 -0.4
2012 FRE AAA 338 58 104 23 3 7 35 28 32 12 5 .343 .409 .508 .165 .323 34.1 -6.8 2.7
2013 MEM AAA 411 41 101 16 3 3 29 31 44 14 4 .270 .332 .353 .083 .247 0.7 -5.0 -0.4
2014 DUR AAA 520 68 125 37 4 10 37 43 71 16 4 .271 .344 .434 .163 .264 16.3 7.5 2.4

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
2008 132 0.5606 0.4015 0.8868 0.5135 0.2586 0.8947 0.8667 0.1132
2011 184 0.4946 0.4754 0.8736 0.6593 0.2903 0.9167 0.7778 0.1264
2012 218 0.5459 0.4771 0.8654 0.6555 0.2626 0.9231 0.6923 0.1346
Career5340.53190.45780.87350.62170.27120.91390.76490.1265

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-16 2013-07-17 Minors 31 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-08-23 2012-09-07 15-DL 15 13 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2009-07-19 2009-09-08 Minors 51 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2007-08-07 2007-09-09 Minors 33 0 Left Thumb Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 14 dNick Brockmeyer, Platinum Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/14/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/26/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Released by San Francisco 2/13/12. Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/16/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 6/15/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/12/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/5/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 9/6/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 5/8/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/15/09 (minor-league contract).
  • Signed by NY Yankees as an amateur free agent 7/04.

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BP Articles

Justin Christian is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Plate Discipline-Only ProspectBen Lindbergh2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable NL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-02-27
Overthinking It: Why Nobody Gets Caught StealingBen Lindbergh2012-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsR.J. Anderson2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NLCS Preview: Cardinals and GiantsSam Miller2012-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Giants-Reds Division Series PreviewSam Miller2012-10-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 8/24/12Paul Singman2012-08-24
BP Unfiltered: Melky Cabrera, PEDs, and the Giants' Playoff OddsBen Lindbergh2012-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-05-28
Transaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bryan, I'm glad your NCAA coverage will be resuming soon! Could you give us a brief rundown on the Big Ten this year and Michigan/Minnesota in particular? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Michigan lost a lot more than just Zach Putnam; at the very least, another draft star in Justin Christian, and a college star in Nate Recknagel. Six members of the starting nine are gone, as well as the ace (Putnam) and closer (Michael Powers). However, much of the pitching staff is still in tact, which gives the Wolverines the edge in the conference. However, don't sleep on the upstart Indiana Hoosiers, who return much of the offense that hit .339/.411/.476 last season, Phegley being the obvious star. The key will be an improvement from a pitching staff that had a 6.22 ERA -- no doubt let down by the nation's 258th-ranked defense. Matt Bashore is a true ace, and the team has some interesting arms in Blake Monar and Kyle Leiendecker. I just love what Tracy Smith has done with this program, and a conference title is not out of the question. (Bryan Smith)


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