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Portrait of Jose Constanza

Jose Constanza LFBraves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .268 1 29 17 10 .243 0.7
Birth Date9-1-1983
Height5' 9"
Weight185 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
0.92011
0.12012
-0.32013
0.62014
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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
2011 ATL 27 42 119 109 21 33 1 1 2 42 6 14 0 0 4 10 7 4 .303 .339 .385 .293 5.9 2.3 0.9
2012 ATL 28 37 86 76 8 19 2 0 0 21 8 21 0 0 2 4 5 2 .250 .321 .276 .227 -0.3 1.0 0.1
2013 ATL 29 21 31 31 2 8 0 0 0 8 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 3 .258 .258 .258 .178 -3.0 0.1 -0.3
2014 ATL 30 12 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.004 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
Career112240220326031271144100617129.273.316.323.2501.73.40.5

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
2005 LKC A 23 88 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MHV A- 64 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 LKC A 44 191 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ 76 321 .311 .261 .341 .401 .261 .396 104 17.2 9.0 -3.3 5.3 4.2 24.4 2.9 24.4 2.9
2007 KIN A+ 112 498 .249 .265 .343 .397 .260 .322 101 -6.4 15.9 0.4 -5.1 7.9 17.9 1.2 17.9 1.2
2008 AKR AA 95 376 .246 .266 .342 .407 .260 .312 102 -5.8 11.1 0.9 -12.4 6.1 12.3 -0.0 12.3 -0.0
2009 AKR AA 130 575 .277 .264 .338 .397 .270 .317 98 10.9 17.3 0.9 2.2 11.4 38.8 4.3 38.8 4.3
2010 COH AAA 113 448 .254 .267 .334 .414 .254 .359 108 -3.6 15.1 -2.6 -6.3 2.7 11.7 0.5 11.7 0.5
2011 ATL MLB 42 119 .293 .249 .315 .384 .261 .333 96 3.9 3.2 -0.8 2.3 1.8 5.9 0.9 5.9 0.9
2011 GWN AAA 86 363 .252 .264 .330 .412 .258 .353 95 -3.3 11.3 -2 1.2 2.8 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2011 TDE Wnt 35 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ATL MLB 37 86 .227 .257 .322 .399 .262 .345 96 -2.8 2.4 -0.4 1.0 0.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1
2012 GWN AAA 88 392 .265 .256 .322 .390 .250 .354 102 2.2 11.7 -2.3 7.8 5.5 18.4 2.6 18.4 2.6
2012 TOR Wnt 30 120 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 21 31 .178 .244 .302 .391 .253 .308 99 -2.4 0.8 -0.1 0.1 -1.4 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2013 GWN AAA 83 373 .242 .259 .325 .391 .253 .322 103 -7.2 10.7 -2.4 6.9 -0.8 -2.2 0.5 -2.2 0.5
2014 ATL MLB 12 4 -.004 .243 .298 .334 .239 .000 95 -1 0.1 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 GWN AAA 111 497 .249 .261 .326 .389 .249 .326 106 -6.2 14.8 -3.5 -5.5 7.7 11.6 0.6 11.6 0.6

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
2005 MHV A- 304 30 71 5 5 0 20 28 39 24 6 .263 .340 .319 .056 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A 88 9 17 0 0 0 4 15 13 2 1 .236 .364 .236 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ 321 55 90 15 6 1 27 42 50 20 4 .327 .419 .436 .109 .311 24.4 5.3 2.9
2006 LKC A 191 31 44 5 3 1 9 30 30 19 4 .277 .393 .365 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 KIN A+ 498 71 122 13 4 2 34 39 80 39 9 .274 .329 .335 .061 .249 17.9 -5.1 1.2
2008 AKR AA 376 44 94 12 6 0 34 28 42 23 6 .278 .332 .349 .071 .246 12.3 -12.4 -0.0
2009 AKR AA 575 98 137 15 7 0 46 75 65 49 14 .282 .372 .342 .060 .277 38.8 2.2 4.3
2010 COH AAA 448 69 129 11 8 1 32 35 54 34 6 .319 .367 .394 .074 .254 11.7 -6.3 0.5
2011 ATL MLB 119 21 33 1 1 2 10 6 14 7 4 .303 .339 .385 .083 .293 5.9 2.3 0.9
2011 TDE Wnt 141 22 34 2 0 0 7 9 11 11 2 .260 .307 .275 .015 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 GWN AAA 363 47 104 2 4 1 25 25 41 23 8 .312 .361 .351 .039 .252 9.0 1.2 1.0
2012 GWN AAA 392 54 108 10 4 1 27 36 43 14 6 .314 .380 .375 .061 .265 18.4 7.8 2.6
2012 ATL MLB 86 8 19 2 0 0 4 8 21 5 2 .250 .321 .276 .026 .227 -0.3 1.0 0.1
2012 TOR Wnt 120 19 36 2 0 0 7 9 12 10 5 .346 .400 .365 .019 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 GWN AAA 373 39 94 7 3 0 17 29 49 21 9 .276 .332 .314 .038 .242 -2.2 6.9 0.5
2013 ATL MLB 31 2 8 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 3 .258 .258 .258 .000 .178 -3.0 0.1 -0.3
2014 GWN AAA 497 65 131 10 2 0 36 37 49 30 10 .293 .344 .324 .031 .249 11.6 -5.5 0.6
2014 ATL MLB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.004 -0.9 0.0 -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
2011 403 0.4640 0.4566 0.8533 0.5882 0.3426 0.9364 0.7297 0.1250
2012 322 0.5155 0.4161 0.7910 0.5120 0.3141 0.8824 0.6327 0.1716
2013 112 0.5268 0.4732 0.9434 0.6271 0.3019 0.9459 0.9375 0.0566
2014 15 0.5333 0.6000 0.7778 0.7500 0.4286 0.8333 0.6667 0.2222
Career8520.49290.4460.84030.56740.3280.91540.71920.1353

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-18 2014-07-25 Minors 7 0 Left Foot Tendonitis -
2014-05-10 2014-05-25 Minors 15 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-08-23 2011-08-24 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ATL $
2013 ATL $
2012 ATL $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$480,000
2 yrTotal$480,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 11 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Atlanta 2/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Atlanta 7/29/11.
  • Signed by Cleveland 2003 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 513 61 146 15 4 4 45 39 78 25 11 .318 .365 .398 .284 25.0 LF 10, CF -1 3.7
80o 492 56 134 14 4 4 41 36 77 22 10 .301 .347 .377 .271 17.4 LF 9, CF -1 2.8
70o 476 53 125 13 4 4 38 33 76 21 10 .289 .334 .362 .261 12.3 LF 9, CF -1 2.2
60o 463 50 116 12 3 3 36 31 75 20 9 .279 .323 .349 .252 8.2 LF 9, CF -1 1.8
50o 450 47 110 12 3 3 34 30 74 18 9 .269 .313 .337 .244 4.5 LF 8, CF -1 1.3
40o 437 45 104 11 3 3 33 28 73 17 8 .260 .303 .325 .236 1.1 LF 8, CF -1 0.9
30o 424 42 97 10 3 3 31 26 72 16 7 .250 .292 .312 .227 -2.4 LF 8, CF -1 0.5
20o 408 39 90 9 3 3 28 24 71 15 7 .238 .279 .298 .217 -6.2 LF 8, CF 0 0.1
10o 387 35 78 8 2 2 26 21 69 13 6 .222 .261 .277 .203 -11.0 LF 7, CF 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean456491131233353075199.274.318.343.2486.2LF 9, CF -11.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 8% 5% 15% 26%

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
201531250255751219174310.251.304.305.2320.3-1.70.7-0.714.9-16.74.3
20163225024555211818449.240.297.294.225-0.2-6.30.6-0.714.9-21.14.3
20173325023545111717448.239.292.282.221-0.5-8.70.5-0.814.9-23.34.3
2018345114711193135359115.240.292.279.218-0.3-11.50.6-1.814.9-25.28.8
2019354724510392233338412.243.297.288.223-0.1-8.90.2-1.814.9-22.28.2
202036600591351234464210914.250.304.306.2300.5-5.4-0.1-2.414.9-17.810.4
20213730428638212222605.231.288.288.218-0.7-11.7-0.1-1.314.9-25.25.3
202238620571301133434412210.232.286.277.214-0.6-15.8-0.4-2.914.9-27.510.7
20233957855123113342401127.235.288.286.216-0.5-14.2-0.4-2.814.9-25.910.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Michael Spidale 2012 .000 DNP
2 79 Jason Bourgeois 2012 .244
3 78 Jason Ellison 2008 .200
4 78 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
5 77 Kevin Reese 2008 .000 DNP
6 76 Chris Roberson 2010 .000 DNP
7 76 Joe Thurston 2010 .000 DNP
8 76 Todd Donovan 2009 .000 DNP
9 75 Wilson Valdez 2008 .000 DNP
10 75 Tommy Watkins 2010 .000 DNP
11 75 Joey Hammond 2008 .000 DNP
12 74 Jeff Salazar 2011 .000 DNP
13 74 Jorge Padilla 2010 .000 DNP
14 74 Adam Stern 2010 -.054
15 74 Irving Falu 2013 .199
16 73 John Gall 2008 .000 DNP
17 73 Peter Bergeron 2008 .000 DNP
18 73 Lou Montanez 2012 .000 DNP
19 73 Justin Christian 2010 .000 DNP
20 73 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
21 72 Buck Coats 2012 .000 DNP
22 72 Rich Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
23 72 Luis Maza 2010 .000 DNP
24 72 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
25 71 Eddy Garabito 2007 .000 DNP
26 71 Jason Tyner 2007 .236
27 71 Anderson Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
28 71 Brad Coon 2013 .000 DNP
29 71 Andres Torres 2008 .000 DNP
30 71 Mike McCoy 2011 .221
31 71 Norris Hopper 2009 .000 DNP
32 71 Joey Gathright 2011 .522
33 71 Josh Barfield 2013 .000 DNP
34 70 Nick Alvarez 2007 .000 DNP
35 70 Chris Denorfia 2011 .263
36 70 Andy Cannizaro 2009 .000 DNP
37 70 Bo Hart 2007 .000 DNP
38 70 Jason Repko 2011 .204
39 70 Kevin Howard 2011 .000 DNP
40 70 Ryan Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
41 70 Jesus Merchan 2011 .000 DNP
42 70 Paul Phillips 2007 .186
43 69 Tomas De La Rosa 2008 .000 DNP
44 69 Brian Barden 2011 .000 DNP
45 69 Mike Vento 2008 .000 DNP
46 69 Ray Olmedo 2011 .000 DNP
47 69 Michael Martinez 2013 .118
48 69 Wilkin Ruan 2009 .000 DNP
49 69 Steve Holm 2010 .000 DNP
50 69 Sergio Garcia 2010 .000 DNP
51 69 Henry Mateo 2007 .000 DNP
52 69 Wil Nieves 2008 .235
53 69 Tike Redman 2007 .280
54 69 Vinny Rottino 2010 .000 DNP
55 68 Brooks Badeaux 2007 .000 DNP
56 68 Guillermo Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
57 68 Bubba Crosby 2007 .000 DNP
58 68 Manny Mayorson 2013 .000 DNP
59 68 Willy Taveras 2012 .000 DNP
60 68 Brent Abernathy 2008 .000 DNP
61 68 Tommy Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
62 68 Jeff Frazier 2013 .000 DNP
63 68 Lew Ford 2007 .246
64 68 Jeremy Reed 2011 .012
65 68 Eric Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
66 68 Ron Calloway 2007 .000 DNP
67 68 Ed Rogers 2009 .000 DNP
68 68 Jesus Feliciano 2009 .000 DNP
69 68 Scott Beerer 2013 .000 DNP
70 68 Russ Adams 2011 .000 DNP
71 68 Aaron Mathews 2012 .000 DNP
72 68 Jeff Fiorentino 2013 .000 DNP
73 68 Omar Quintanilla 2012 .244
74 68 Jason Bowers 2008 .000 DNP
75 67 Ramon Nivar 2010 .000 DNP
76 67 Chris Stewart 2012 .238
77 67 Chris Basak 2009 .000 DNP
78 67 Tony Gwynn 2013 .000 DNP
79 67 Michel Hernandez 2009 .201
80 67 Luis Rivas 2010 .000 DNP
81 67 Nyjer Morgan 2011 .269
82 67 Esteban German 2008 .227
83 67 Reggie Willits 2011 .142
84 67 Edwin Maysonet 2012 .238
85 67 Endy Chavez 2008 .230
86 67 Alfredo Amezaga 2008 .239
87 67 Jon Weber 2008 .000 DNP
88 67 Ramon Santiago 2010 .241
89 67 Kevin Frandsen 2012 .293
90 67 Alexis Gomez 2009 .000 DNP
91 67 Sam Fuld 2012 .237
92 67 Rajai Davis 2011 .222
93 67 Will Rhymes 2013 .000 DNP
94 66 Javier Colina 2009 .000 DNP
95 66 Don Kelly 2010 .230
96 66 Hector Luna 2010 .190
97 66 Ronnie Merrill 2009 .000 DNP
98 66 Matt Young 2013 .000 DNP
99 66 Mike Nickeas 2013 .000 DNP
100 66 Edgar Gonzalez 2008 .253

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .204 .221 .204 .193
11 vs R (Multi) .288 .333 .332 .240
18 Split (Multi) .083 .112 .128 .047
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .014
31 vs R (2013) .348 .348 .348 .236
38 Split (2013) .348 .348 .348 .221
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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 At one point in 2011, Constanza overtook Jason Heyward as master of the Braves’ right-field domain. Constanza’s success proved fleeting—as is often the case for 28-year-old slap hitters with minimal big-league experience. Nonetheless, he can help a club as a fifth outfielder. His speed plays up on defense and on the basepaths and his contact-heavy tendencies can help in certain pinch-hitting situations. Asking anything more of him is asking too much.
2012 Anyone who predicted Constanza would start in Jason Heyward’s place prior to last season deserves a straitjacket as a prize. Blinding speed and defensive aptitude make Constanza a functional bench player, perfect for pinch-running and defensive substitution assignments—as does a bat that belongs to the slash family tree, even if he did hit as many home runs in the majors as he did over his last two season in Triple-A. The Braves would be wise to install Constanza as the fifth outfielder and leverage his skills properly. They would also be wise never to play him over Heyward for any stretch of time again.
2011 Costanza, Jose: See: Carrera, Ezequiel.
2007 Jose Constanza is the fastest player in the Cleveland system, but unlike many minor league burners, he actually has an idea of what to do at the plate and features some solid on-base skills. Unfortunately, he`s shaky in center, and won`t hit enough for a corner.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 24, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-24
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Monday, January 7Daniel Rathman2013-01-07
Rumor Roundup: Thursday, November 15Daniel Rathman2012-11-15


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