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Jaff Decker LFRays

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Birth Date2-23-1990
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
-0.12013
-0.12014
0.02015
-0.52016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2013 SDN 23 13 31 26 3 4 0 0 1 7 3 4 0 1 1 2 0 1 .154 .233 .269 .196 -1.8 0.7 -0.1
2014 PIT 24 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .001 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2015 PIT 25 23 36 28 8 6 1 1 0 9 7 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 .214 .371 .321 .274 1.2 -0.6 0.0
2016 TBA 26 14 41 37 0 4 0 0 0 4 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .108 .195 .108 .113 -5.4 -0.2 -0.6
Career55113961114111201426012301.146.252.208.182-7.1-0.3-0.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2008 EUG A- 3 12 .205 .276 .360 .423 .000 .400 105 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.5 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2008 PDR Rk 49 216 .392 .278 .371 .399 .000 .432 95 33.3 6.9 -0.7 -0.6 1.9 41.5 3.9 41.5 3.9
2009 FTW A 104 455 .334 .255 .332 .371 .000 .364 108 37.5 13.9 -4 -4.3 -3.4 43.9 4.1 43.9 4.1
2010 LEL A+ 79 348 .308 .279 .349 .427 .000 .306 97 17.9 10.0 -2.4 5.9 -0.4 25.1 3.1 25.1 3.1
2011 SAN AA 133 613 .271 .266 .339 .414 .000 .291 108 7.5 18.1 -4.5 -2.4 -1.5 19.5 1.7 19.5 1.7
2012 SAN AA 47 190 .275 .256 .325 .387 .000 .224 94 3 5.2 -1.6 0.7 -1.4 5.2 0.6 5.2 0.6
2012 PDR Rk 9 33 .334 .260 .315 .380 .000 .292 105 2.8 1.0 -0.4 -1.3 0.1 3.6 0.2 3.6 0.2
2013 SDN MLB 13 31 .196 .258 .325 .395 .000 .136 102 -1.9 0.8 -0.2 0.7 -0.5 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 105 415 .284 .277 .346 .424 .000 .361 106 10.9 11.9 -0.9 2.1 2.5 24.4 2.7 24.4 2.7
2014 PIT MLB 5 5 .001 .219 .286 .384 .000 .000 101 -1.2 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 104 409 .252 .261 .328 .392 .000 .308 105 -3.6 12.3 -2.2 8.8 3.5 9.9 1.9 9.9 1.9
2015 PIT MLB 23 36 .274 .243 .317 .381 .000 .316 105 0.5 1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.0
2015 IND AAA 69 265 .283 .258 .326 .375 .000 .302 100 6.5 7.3 -1.7 0.7 0.1 12.1 1.3 12.1 1.3
2016 TBA MLB 14 41 .113 .248 .311 .404 .248 .148 99 -6.1 1.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -5.4 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6
2016 DUR AAA 99 417 .277 .258 .321 .388 .255 .295 104 7.3 11.7 0.1 -4.2 0.5 19.5 1.6 19.5 1.6

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
2008 PDR Rk 216 51 56 11 2 5 34 55 36 9 1 .352 .523 .541 .189 .392 41.5 -0.6 3.9
2008 EUG A- 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .205 0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2009 FTW A 455 78 107 25 2 16 64 85 92 10 6 .299 .445 .514 .215 .334 43.9 -4.3 4.1
2010 LEL A+ 348 53 76 14 2 17 58 47 80 5 4 .262 .378 .500 .238 .308 25.1 5.9 3.1
2011 SAN AA 613 90 117 29 2 19 92 103 145 15 5 .236 .373 .417 .181 .271 19.5 -2.4 1.7
2012 SAN AA 190 30 27 3 2 3 9 40 37 6 2 .184 .365 .293 .109 .275 5.2 0.7 0.6
2012 PDR Rk 33 5 8 1 2 1 7 4 3 0 0 .296 .394 .593 .296 .334 3.6 -1.3 0.2
2013 SDN MLB 31 3 4 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 .154 .233 .269 .115 .196 -1.8 0.7 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 415 63 100 23 1 10 40 55 94 4 6 .286 .381 .443 .157 .284 24.4 2.1 2.7
2014 PIT MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .001 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2014 IND AAA 409 41 90 27 1 6 39 51 73 7 6 .257 .355 .391 .134 .252 9.9 8.8 1.9
2015 IND AAA 265 33 58 10 1 3 26 36 38 18 3 .266 .370 .362 .096 .283 12.1 0.7 1.3
2015 PIT MLB 36 8 6 1 1 0 1 7 9 0 0 .214 .371 .321 .107 .274 1.2 -0.6 0.0
2016 DUR AAA 417 55 89 18 2 12 35 59 79 18 7 .255 .366 .421 .166 .277 19.5 -4.2 1.6
2016 TBA MLB 41 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 .108 .195 .108 .000 .113 -5.4 -0.2 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 122 0.4836 0.4098 0.8400 0.6610 0.1746 0.9231 0.5455 0.1600 51 -0.002415
2014 23 0.6087 0.4783 0.2727 0.7143 0.1111 0.3000 0.0000 0.7273 11 0.000401
2015 154 0.5195 0.3701 0.7544 0.4875 0.2432 0.8462 0.5556 0.2456 82 -0.000361
2016 162 0.5062 0.4568 0.8243 0.6341 0.2750 0.9038 0.6364 0.1757 0 0.000000
Career4610.50980.41650.77760.59620.22960.85950.55360.222441.4382-0.0007

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-01 2012-09-05 Minors 96 87 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2010-08-21 2010-09-15 Minors 25 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2010-08-19 2010-09-05 Minors 17 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2010-04-09 2010-05-13 Minors 34 0 Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-05 2010-05-13 Minors 38 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-12 2010-04-04 Camp 23 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-21 2009-07-04 Minors 13 0 Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TBA $
2015 PIT $510,000
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 98 dO'Connell Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/15/16. DFA by Tampa Bay 6/29/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/16. Contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/16/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/12. Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2008 (1s-42) (Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ari.) Signed 6/08 $0.892M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .133 .000 .094
11 vs R (Multi) .230 .367 .352 .276
18 Split (Multi) .230 .233 .352 .183
19 LgAvg (Multi) .022 .030 .067 .031
30 vs L (2015) .000 .143 .000 .095
31 vs R (2015) .273 .429 .409 .317
38 Split (2015) .273 .286 .409 .222
39 LgAvg (2015) .021 .029 .072 .031

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Diego Padres Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like the Padres and Pirates just struck a deal. Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas to the Pirates for first baseman/outfielder Alex Dickerson. Have any hot takes on the swap or the players?
(Chase from California)
It doesn't do anything for me on any level. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 that Joe Benson has a better all around career than Jaff Decker?
(goiter6 from MN)
Big big edge to Benson. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who makes your 2011 most unsexy prospects list?
(Curious from Oregon)
Jaff Decker isn't very sexy. (Jason Parks)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we petition MLB to request that Jaff Decker to change his name to Jeff Dacker?
(Steve from Toronto)
I'm behind this movement. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Future in LF: Darnell or Jaff Decker?
(Philip from San Diego )
I had not to answer your question but I'm not really a minor-league expert. But it's hard to go against a guy named Jaff. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jaff Decker is off to a rip-roaring .366/.500/.854 start (with 2 SB!). Small sample size from a good prospect, or will his bat carry him to jumping up prospect lists?
(mymrbig from New Orleans)
The bat certainly could carry him. He's a bat-only prospect, but it's a very very real bat. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am very interested in the future of Jaff Decker. Is he projected to see time in the majors this year? What do the Padres see for him the future?
(goiter6 from MN)
We just held our first annual Winter Development Program in San Diego, and Decker was one of the players invited to the camp. As a whole, we are excited with the progression of our minor league players and have seen tremendous growth in players like Jaff Decker as well as players like Lollis, Hagerty (2010 SD minor league player of year), Brach (2010 SD minor league pitcher of year), Castro, etc. One of Jed's goals is to build a productive minor league system, and we like the development we have made so far. (A.J. Hinch)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Wilin Rosario and Jaff Decker in a keeper strato league - what do you feel are the odds for each one to get 50 or more at bats next year in the majors?
(goiter6 from MN)
Decker's chances for that many PAs rate pretty low, I'd think, given that he hasn't reached Double-A yet. In contrast, Rosario's chances are fair, even if the Rockies wind up signing some veteran third-man backstop type, and Iannetta and McKenry both disappointing expectations doesn't hurt his chances any. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Does Jaff Decker have enough glove to play regularly in the majors?
(misterjohnny from Los Angeles)
Yes. He can be a below-average but suitable LF who can really hit. (Kevin Goldstein)


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