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Shane Costa RFRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 449 .254 .289 .366 .213 -1.5
Birth Date12-12-1981
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2005 KCA 23 27 88 81 13 19 2 0 2 27 5 11 1 0 1 7 0 0 .235 .287 .333 .203 -4.6 -1.5 -0.6
2006 KCA 24 72 252 237 23 65 20 1 3 96 6 29 5 2 2 23 2 0 .274 .304 .405 .223 -7.1 1.4 -0.6
2007 KCA 25 55 109 103 13 23 6 1 0 31 5 23 0 1 0 12 0 1 .223 .257 .301 .200 -5.7 2.0 -0.4
Career15444942149107282515416636334221.254.289.366.213-17.41.8-1.5

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
2003 WIL A+ 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RY2 Rk 0 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 123 500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 27 88 .203 .272 .331 .433 .268 .250 105 -5.3 2.5 -0.7 -1.5 -0.3 -4.6 -0.6 -4.6 -0.6
2005 WIC AA 75 316 .246 .269 .335 .416 .255 .283 115 -3.8 7.1 -1.9 -3.3 1.7 2.0 -0.1 2.0 -0.1
2005 OMA AAA 4 16 .000 .281 .359 .432 .267 .200 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KCA MLB 72 252 .223 .269 .329 .430 .254 .300 113 -10.5 7.6 -1.6 1.4 0.6 -7.1 -0.6 -7.1 -0.6
2006 WIC AA 2 8 .269 .263 .334 .406 .256 .429 104 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 OMA AAA 52 224 .335 .260 .330 .393 .259 .347 96 17.4 6.3 -2 -0.5 -1.6 18.2 1.7 18.2 1.7
2007 KCA MLB 55 109 .200 .261 .322 .405 .254 .284 102 -7.3 3.2 -0.9 2.0 0.4 -5.7 -0.4 -5.7 -0.4
2007 OMA AAA 59 267 .316 .291 .356 .450 .267 .340 107 16.5 7.9 -3.1 2.4 -1.0 19.1 2.1 19.1 2.1
2008 OMA AAA 75 328 .276 .273 .341 .439 .259 .309 105 6.1 10.1 -2.5 -3.0 0.5 9.1 0.6 9.1 0.6
2009 OMA AAA 1 2 .335 .332 .397 .559 .312 .500 115 0.2 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2010 WIL A+ 2 9 .130 .265 .329 .380 .259 .000 95 -1.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2010 NWA AA 1 3 .052 .247 .280 .350 .215 .000 124 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2010 ROY Rk 11 41 .385 .265 .319 .388 .272 .400 88 4.7 1.4 -0.7 0.2 0.2 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5

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
2003 WIL A+ 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .143 .400 .286 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RY2 Rk 98 22 34 6 4 1 24 6 7 4 3 .386 .449 .580 .193 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 500 70 139 20 4 7 60 32 43 9 4 .308 .368 .417 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OMA AAA 16 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .188 .188 .250 .062 .000 0.0 0.1 0.0
2005 WIC AA 316 37 78 18 2 8 43 24 23 5 1 .282 .355 .448 .166 .246 2.0 -3.3 -0.1
2005 KCA MLB 88 13 19 2 0 2 7 5 11 0 0 .235 .287 .333 .099 .203 -4.6 -1.5 -0.6
2006 KCA MLB 252 23 65 20 1 3 23 6 29 2 0 .274 .304 .405 .131 .223 -7.1 1.4 -0.6
2006 OMA AAA 224 35 68 12 4 10 29 13 25 4 0 .342 .396 .593 .251 .335 18.2 -0.5 1.7
2006 WIC AA 8 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 .269 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2007 KCA MLB 109 13 23 6 1 0 12 5 23 0 1 .223 .257 .301 .078 .200 -5.7 2.0 -0.4
2007 OMA AAA 267 46 76 20 3 5 14 26 20 8 2 .326 .404 .502 .176 .316 19.1 2.4 2.1
2008 OMA AAA 328 42 86 21 0 10 42 28 39 11 2 .295 .355 .469 .175 .276 9.1 -3.0 0.6
2009 OMA AAA 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .335 -0.1 -0.0 -0.0
2010 WIL A+ 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .333 .130 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
2010 ROY Rk 41 8 13 3 0 1 6 3 5 1 0 .361 .410 .528 .167 .385 5.4 0.2 0.5
2010 NWA AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .052 -0.6 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-24 2010-09-19 Minors 57 0 Foot Soreness Heel -
2009-04-10 2009-09-08 Minors 151 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-09-02 2008-09-28 60-DL 26 25 Right Wrist Recovery From Surgery -
2006-04-29 2006-05-19 15-DL 20 17 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $
2012 KCA $
2011 KCA $
2006 KCA $327,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$327,500
1 yrTotal$327,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 135 dNick Lampost

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/16/09 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 4/10/09 designated for assignment 4/5/09 re-signed 2/28/09, 1 year/$0.411M (09) ($0.1728M min)
  • recalled 9/2/08 re-signed 2/27/08, 1 year (08)
  • recalled 8/22/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/6/07
  • recalled 6/14/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/13/07
  • recalled 5/3/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 9/06 7/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 1 year/$0.3275M (06)
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/05 contract purchased 5/05 non-roster invitee 11/03 signed 7/03
  • $0.775M signing bonus
  • Cal St Fullerton `03 2-42

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 After three years on the Omaha-KC shuttle from 2005 to 2007, Shane Costa has had his tickets revoked the last two seasons due to injuries.
2009 Kansas City should have cut costs in right field last season, but instead they decided to cut Costa and blow $36 million on Jose Guillen. Costa was shipped back to Omaha, where his numbers fell off before a wrist injury ended his season early. He's out of options, so if the Royals don't carry him they stand a good chance of losing him on waivers. There's still some promise in Costa's bat, so bet on him making the squad as the Guillen implosion insurance policy.
2008 The existence of the Quadruple-A player has yet to be definitively established, but Costa is certainly a point in its favor. Over the last two years, he has hit .334/.400/.541 in the minors, with a 1.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. With the Royals over the same span, he's hit .259/.290/.374 with a 4.7 K:BB ratio. The performance metrics are there for a late-career blossoming in the Raul Iba?ez mold, but like Iba?ez, Costa will probably have to leave the womb to find success.
2007 For years, the knock on Costa was that he would never develop the power needed from a corner outfielder, so his offensive explosion in Triple-A last season is a welcome development. His four unintentional walks in 72 games with the Royals were not. Costa figures to be the player hurt most by the Royals determination not to resolve their outfield logjam. He`s earned at least a platoon spot in left field, and, at 25, has considerable upside, but the Royals acquired Ross Gload for that role. Nevertheless, Costa still has options left, so if Moore maintains his hyperkinetic transaction pace, he should get another shot before year`s end.
2006 A decent prospect but no phenom, Costa was nevertheless promoted to Kansas City after 45 games in Double-A as part of the team`s `Bring a Prospect to Work` promotion. Predictably, he wasn`t ready. The question for Costa is whether he`ll ever hit for power; even with a bump in his slugging average last year, at this point he`s only got 12-15 homer power. Badly needs a full year at Triple-A.
2005 The Royals' second-round pick in 2003 tripped coming out of the gate, starting the season 4-for-40, then hitting .328/.386/.443 the rest of the way. Costa has yet to quell the main concern that existed when he was drafted, namely that he didn't have the power needed from a corner outfielder. He's an impressive physical specimen—his dad was a competitive bodybuilder—so there's hope that the power will come, especially given how tough it is to hit in Wilmington. He might be the best outfield prospect in the system.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2014-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Playing Milton Bradley GamesChristina Kahrl2009-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: 11/03/06Carlos J. Lugo2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Great LubanskiKevin Goldstein2006-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 10-14Christina Kahrl2006-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 22-24, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL Central, 7/11/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 19-21Christina Kahrl2006-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 28-May 1Christina Kahrl2006-05-02
Prospectus Hit List: Week of April 30Jay Jaffe2006-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2006-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Spring Prospect Report, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 12-19Christina Kahrl2006-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16


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