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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date2-10-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
1.62012
-0.72013
0.52014
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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 PIT 24 22 74 67 6 15 3 0 0 18 3 2 2 0 2 3 1 1 .224 .278 .269 .187 -4.7 0.8 -0.4
2009 PIT 25 27 78 70 5 15 1 0 0 16 6 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 .214 .282 .229 .202 -1.8 0.7 -0.1
2010 MIL 26 7 17 17 2 4 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .235 .353 .185 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1
2012 LAN 28 78 296 283 26 84 20 0 6 122 9 34 2 1 1 40 2 1 .297 .322 .431 .274 15.4 -0.4 1.6
2013 LAN 29 45 128 118 12 15 2 0 1 20 5 20 2 1 2 6 0 0 .127 .175 .169 .138 -8.6 3.1 -0.6
2013 NYA 29 16 59 55 6 10 1 0 0 11 1 13 2 0 1 5 1 0 .182 .224 .200 .150 -3.3 2.3 -0.1
Career19565261057143271719324789365742.234.272.316.215-3.66.40.3

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
2002 AUG A 58 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .206 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FTW A 129 529 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .243 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 124 551 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 44 164 .133 .269 .339 .393 .263 .178 100 -14.4 3.1 1.3 -0.7 -0.9 -6.2 -0.7 -6.2 -0.7
2006 MOB AA 130 539 .249 .253 .325 .374 .258 .274 105 -4.2 10.4 1.2 10.4 -1.2 5.5 1.7 5.5 1.7
2007 SAN AA 69 256 .239 .264 .343 .405 .262 .262 94 -6.5 8.2 3.8 4.1 -0.7 7.5 1.2 7.5 1.2
2007 POR AAA 45 167 .206 .274 .347 .430 .261 .167 101 -10 5.0 2 1.8 -0.0 -1.9 -0.0 -1.9 -0.0
2008 PIT MLB 22 74 .187 .258 .318 .405 .254 .231 96 -5.8 2.1 0.9 0.8 -1.3 -4.7 -0.4 -4.7 -0.4
2008 ALT AA 105 406 .243 .262 .336 .405 .256 .274 101 -7.7 12.0 5.1 17.9 2.1 9.5 2.7 9.5 2.7
2008 IND AAA 32 127 .294 .269 .334 .412 .264 .340 91 4.8 3.9 0.7 -2.9 -0.1 9.3 0.6 9.3 0.6
2009 PIT MLB 27 78 .202 .251 .320 .399 .256 .234 96 -4.9 2.2 0.7 0.7 0.5 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2009 IND AAA 66 237 .212 .258 .322 .389 .245 .275 104 -12.3 6.9 0.9 2.6 0.8 -2.0 0.1 -2.0 0.1
2010 MIL MLB 7 17 .185 .301 .365 .472 .309 .267 93 -1.3 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2010 NAS AAA 129 518 .243 .277 .347 .431 .265 .298 100 -10.1 15.7 7.1 3.1 2.1 15.5 1.8 15.5 1.8
2011 ROU AAA 67 286 .244 .287 .360 .454 .271 .292 104 -5.5 8.9 1.9 7.6 0.9 5.2 1.2 5.2 1.2
2011 CUL Wnt 62 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LAN MLB 78 296 .274 .254 .313 .400 .259 .320 93 4.2 8.1 1.9 -0.4 1.2 15.4 1.6 15.4 1.6
2012 ABQ AAA 74 305 .269 .272 .335 .421 .268 .337 115 3 9.1 4 0.5 1.1 17.7 1.8 17.7 1.8
2012 CUL Wnt 19 76 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .210 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 45 128 .138 .258 .320 .405 .263 .143 99 -15 3.4 0.8 3.1 0.6 -8.6 -0.6 -8.6 -0.6
2013 NYA MLB 16 59 .150 .252 .315 .396 .261 .238 102 -6.3 1.6 0.4 2.3 0.5 -3.3 -0.1 -3.3 -0.1
2013 MEX int 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2002 AUG A 214 16 38 7 1 3 15 9 30 0 2 .188 .222 .277 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FTW A 529 55 111 24 1 8 53 30 55 2 2 .231 .280 .335 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LEL A+ 551 75 142 35 3 8 72 24 56 3 7 .277 .310 .404 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 164 14 24 2 1 3 6 9 31 0 1 .159 .215 .245 .086 .133 -6.2 -0.7 -0.7
2006 MOB AA 539 65 130 35 3 12 65 29 62 8 4 .261 .301 .415 .154 .249 5.5 10.4 1.7
2007 SAN AA 256 24 60 10 0 4 19 13 20 3 0 .252 .296 .345 .092 .239 7.5 4.1 1.2
2007 POR AAA 167 15 26 10 1 5 17 9 24 0 0 .168 .218 .342 .174 .206 -1.9 1.8 -0.0
2008 ALT AA 406 41 99 24 1 6 46 19 34 3 3 .264 .303 .381 .117 .243 9.5 17.9 2.7
2008 PIT MLB 74 6 15 3 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 .224 .278 .269 .045 .187 -4.7 0.8 -0.4
2008 IND AAA 127 19 39 10 0 3 15 3 14 2 4 .325 .339 .483 .158 .294 9.3 -2.9 0.6
2009 IND AAA 237 28 58 15 0 3 23 6 26 3 3 .253 .275 .358 .105 .212 -2.0 2.6 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 78 5 15 1 0 0 2 6 7 0 0 .214 .282 .229 .014 .202 -1.8 0.7 -0.1
2010 MIL MLB 17 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .353 .118 .185 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1
2010 NAS AAA 518 54 137 29 3 10 68 15 56 0 0 .281 .309 .414 .133 .243 15.5 3.1 1.8
2011 CUL Wnt 259 41 83 17 0 17 47 9 26 1 0 .340 .360 .619 .279 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ROU AAA 286 34 75 15 1 9 34 10 40 2 1 .273 .301 .433 .160 .244 5.2 7.6 1.2
2012 CUL Wnt 76 5 13 3 0 0 3 1 13 0 1 .173 .184 .213 .040 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LAN MLB 296 26 84 20 0 6 40 9 34 2 1 .297 .322 .431 .134 .274 15.4 -0.4 1.6
2012 ABQ AAA 305 46 92 31 3 8 46 13 34 1 2 .318 .348 .529 .211 .269 17.7 0.5 1.8
2013 MEX int 14 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .273 .286 .364 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 59 6 10 1 0 0 5 1 13 1 0 .182 .224 .200 .018 .150 -3.3 2.3 -0.1
2013 LAN MLB 128 12 15 2 0 1 6 5 20 0 0 .127 .175 .169 .042 .138 -8.6 3.1 -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 191 0.6283 0.4869 0.9462 0.6417 0.2254 0.9481 0.9375 0.0538
2009 266 0.5263 0.4792 0.8504 0.6429 0.2937 0.8556 0.8378 0.1496
2010 49 0.5714 0.5714 0.8929 0.7500 0.3333 0.9524 0.7143 0.1071
2012 975 0.5313 0.5446 0.8456 0.6892 0.3807 0.9076 0.7184 0.1544
2013 628 0.5318 0.5223 0.8262 0.6766 0.3469 0.8850 0.6961 0.1738
Career21090.54050.52510.85060.67670.34450.8990.74660.1494

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-23 2013-08-16 15-DL 24 21 Right Knee Sprain - -
2013-05-30 2013-05-31 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-05-18 2013-05-27 DTD 9 8 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-02-25 2013-02-28 Camp 3 0 - General Medical Illness Food Poisoning - -
2010-02-05 2010-02-05 WIN 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2009-03-04 2009-03-05 Camp 1 0 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2009-02-24 2009-03-02 Camp 6 0 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 LAN $505,000
2009 PIT $401,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$906,500
3 yrTotal$906,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 44 d2014

Details
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2014). Signed by Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan 11/13.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13. DFA by LA Dodgers 6/28/13 (refused assignment). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/3/13. DFA by NY Yankees 8/16/13. Released by NY Yankees 8/17/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/20/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 7/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Refused assignment to Triple-A by Milwaukee 3/28/11. Signed by Texas as a free agent 3/31/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4015M (2009). Re-signed 3/11/09. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Pittsburgh 12/7/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed as a free agent for 2008 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/2/08.
  • Acquired by San Diego in trade from Boston 12/02.
  • Signed 2000 as an amateur free agent from Mexico.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .213 .252 .301 .205
11 vs R (Multi) .214 .249 .288 .195
18 Split (Multi) .001 -.003 -.012 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .133 .188 .156 .147
31 vs R (2013) .148 .191 .188 .137
38 Split (2013) .015 .004 .032 -.009
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

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Overthinking It: Testing the Predictive Powers of 2013 TeamsBen Lindbergh2014-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 10Jeff Moore2013-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Anti-Jeter Joins JeterBen Lindbergh2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders DownR.J. Anderson2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-17
Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All TimeBen Lindbergh2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
The Lineup Card: Ten of Our Favorite Defensive Plays of 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Not-So-Disappointing DodgersBen Lindbergh2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-RealismBret Sayre2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 20th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Sub-ReplacementsBen Lindbergh2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Hooray for HanleywoodDaniel Rathman2013-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Rockies and Dodgers Have Swapped ScriptsGeoff Young2013-04-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Home-Style AuctioningMike Gianella2013-04-09
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Dearth of Infield DepthWill Woods2013-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ready For Their Close-Ups? Ben Lindbergh2013-03-08


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