Biographical

Portrait of Ivan De Jesus

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .254 2 25 19 2 .239 0.2
Birth Date5-1-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age27 years, 5 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.22011
-0.02012
2013
0.22014
+proj
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 LAN 24 17 35 32 2 6 0 0 0 6 2 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .157 -2.0 0.5 -0.2
2012 BOS 25 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.008 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1
2012 LAN 25 23 37 33 5 9 3 0 0 12 3 7 0 1 0 4 1 1 .273 .324 .364 .266 1.1 0.0 0.1
Career48807371530018524011511.205.253.247.191-2.00.3-0.2

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 OGD Rk 20 81 .194 .271 .349 .418 .274 .278 113 -5.3 2.2 0.8 -1.8 0.1 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2
2006 CGA A 126 563 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SBR A+ 121 502 .273 .280 .351 .446 .272 .322 99 7.5 15.6 7 -19.1 2.0 31.1 1.2 31.1 1.2
2008 JAX AA 128 560 .294 .263 .339 .393 .251 .372 100 20.9 16.5 5.2 -1.4 1.7 43.6 4.2 43.6 4.2
2009 DGR Rk 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 130 580 .246 .271 .341 .420 .262 .334 120 -9.3 17.7 0.2 -3.5 2.1 14.7 1.1 14.7 1.1
2011 LAN MLB 17 35 .157 .256 .319 .402 .266 .286 90 -3.5 0.9 0 0.5 0.4 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 ABQ AAA 100 443 .250 .278 .346 .430 .262 .358 115 -5.2 13.7 0.6 -1.7 1.5 13.8 1.1 13.8 1.1
2012 BOS MLB 8 8 -.008 .239 .302 .399 .257 .000 98 -2.1 0.2 0 -0.2 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 LAN MLB 23 37 .266 .265 .325 .416 .262 .333 99 0.2 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 ABQ AAA 60 243 .246 .282 .349 .433 .274 .366 118 -3.8 7.2 0.3 -0.8 -1.6 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2012 PAW AAA 7 28 .269 .267 .335 .420 .262 .435 101 0.3 0.8 0 -0.2 0.5 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 MAN Wnt 37 158 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .415 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 IND AAA 103 345 .299 .259 .329 .392 .257 .390 100 14.4 9.8 -0.5 3.1 0.7 23.4 2.7 23.4 2.7
2014 NOR AAA 113 469 .259 .264 .333 .394 .252 .340 101 -0.4 14.0 5.3 -7.8 -2.9 15.2 0.7 15.2 0.7
2014 PAW AAA 2 9 .204 .251 .351 .361 .266 .200 84 -0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -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
2005 OGD Rk 81 4 15 1 0 0 3 6 18 3 3 .208 .296 .222 .014 .194 -0.8 -1.8 -0.2
2006 CGA A 563 65 134 17 2 1 44 63 85 16 5 .277 .362 .327 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SBR A+ 502 69 123 22 3 4 52 57 64 11 6 .287 .368 .381 .093 .273 31.1 -19.1 1.2
2008 JAX AA 560 91 150 21 2 7 58 76 81 16 2 .324 .418 .423 .099 .294 43.6 -1.4 4.2
2009 DGR Rk 13 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 6 0 0 .200 .333 .300 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ABQ AAA 580 89 158 33 2 7 70 32 81 6 1 .296 .334 .405 .109 .246 14.7 -3.5 1.1
2011 LAN MLB 35 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 11 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .000 .157 -2.0 0.5 -0.2
2011 ABQ AAA 443 61 120 19 2 8 59 45 68 4 1 .310 .389 .432 .121 .250 13.8 -1.7 1.1
2012 PAW AAA 28 5 10 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 .385 .429 .423 .038 .269 1.2 -0.2 0.1
2012 ABQ AAA 243 32 66 12 3 3 33 14 53 1 1 .295 .333 .415 .121 .246 2.3 -0.8 0.2
2012 LAN MLB 37 5 9 3 0 0 4 3 7 1 1 .273 .324 .364 .091 .266 1.1 0.0 0.1
2012 MAN Wnt 158 27 52 11 0 3 24 13 23 2 1 .364 .418 .503 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.008 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1
2013 IND AAA 345 36 97 27 3 3 32 29 65 5 2 .319 .380 .457 .138 .299 23.4 3.1 2.7
2014 NOR AAA 469 54 116 19 5 5 56 50 84 2 1 .282 .358 .389 .107 .259 15.2 -7.8 0.7
2014 PAW AAA 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .000 .204 -0.1 0.0 -0.0

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 141 0.5674 0.4539 0.7813 0.6000 0.2623 0.8750 0.5000 0.2188
2012 178 0.5112 0.4438 0.7342 0.5714 0.3103 0.7885 0.6296 0.2658
Career3190.5360.44830.7550.5840.28910.82670.57230.245

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-26 2012-05-07 15-DL 42 28 Left Abdomen Recovery From Strain Oblique - -
2012-03-18 2012-03-26 Camp 8 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PIT $
2012 LAN $480,500
2011 LAN $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$894,500
2 yrTotal$894,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 147 dMDR Sports Management1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/5/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4805M (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/25/12 (Adrian Gonzalez deal). DFA by Boston 11/20/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/26/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 12/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/18/09. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10.
  • Drafted 2005 (2-51) (P.R. Baseball Academy, Guaynabo, PR). $0.675M signing bonus.

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 514 56 136 28 2 9 53 41 115 5 2 .292 .351 .417 .279 24.1 2B -1, 3B 0 2.5
80o 492 51 123 25 2 8 49 37 113 4 2 .276 .333 .394 .265 16.4 2B -1, 3B 0 1.7
70o 476 48 114 23 2 7 46 35 111 4 2 .264 .320 .377 .255 11.2 2B -1, 3B 0 1.1
60o 463 45 108 22 2 7 43 32 110 4 1 .255 .309 .363 .246 7.0 2B -1, 3B 0 0.7
50o 450 43 101 21 2 6 41 30 109 3 1 .246 .299 .350 .238 3.3 2B -1, 3B 0 0.3
40o 437 40 94 19 1 6 38 29 107 3 1 .237 .289 .337 .230 -0.2 2B -1, 3B 0 -0.1
30o 424 37 88 18 1 6 36 27 105 3 1 .227 .278 .323 .221 -3.7 2B -1, 3B 0 -0.5
20o 408 35 81 17 1 5 34 24 103 3 1 .216 .265 .307 .211 -7.6 2B -1, 3B 0 -0.9
10o 386 31 72 15 1 5 30 22 100 2 1 .200 .247 .285 .197 -12.4 2B -1, 3B 0 -1.4
Weighted Mean456441042127423110931.250.304.356.2425.12B -1, 3B 00.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 10% 6% 11% 21%

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
201528250245210132116602.229.284.317.221-0.8-7.2-0.41.414.9-23.2-0.5
201629250255311132117601.234.291.327.229-0.3-2.7-0.41.414.9-18.6-0.5
20173063263133262754451473.233.291.323.228-0.4-2.3-1.33.314.9-19.3-1.3
20183162263132262853451492.234.294.328.230-0.3-1.4-1.33.114.9-18.1-1.3
20193261562124232852501521.224.291.314.226-0.6-3.8-1.42.914.9-20.2-1.2
20203360762126242852461460.230.293.324.228-0.4-2.7-1.32.614.9-19.0-1.2
202134629661322621058511510.233.298.338.234-0.10.6-1.52.614.9-15.4-1.3
20223560862127242953441470.229.290.326.227-0.5-3.6-1.42.314.9-19.5-1.2
20233662965131252956481510.230.293.329.229-0.4-2.7-1.52.214.9-18.4-1.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.12.8out of baseballout of baseball30.68.9

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Davis Stoneburner 2012 .000 DNP
2 90 Matt Downs 2011 .311
3 89 James Cesario 2013 .000 DNP
4 89 Kevin Russo 2012 .000 DNP
5 89 Juan Gonzalez 2009 .000 DNP
6 89 Sergio Garcia 2007 .000 DNP
7 89 Julio Cordido 2008 .000 DNP
8 88 Josh Horton 2013 .000 DNP
9 88 Mike Fontenot 2007 .246
10 88 Chris Valaika 2013 .220
11 87 Hernan Iribarren 2011 .000 DNP
12 87 J.C. Holt 2010 .000 DNP
13 87 Tim Torres 2011 .000 DNP
14 87 Peeter Ramos 2009 .000 DNP
15 87 Brian Friday 2013 .000 DNP
16 87 Buck Britton 2013 .000 DNP
17 86 Paul Gran 2013 .000 DNP
18 86 Jake Gautreau 2007 .000 DNP
19 85 Drew Sutton 2010 .242
20 85 Alex Valdez 2012 .000 DNP
21 85 Jack Hannahan 2007 .281
22 85 Jonathan Hee 2013 .000 DNP
23 85 Kevin Howard 2008 .000 DNP
24 85 Joe Thurston 2007 .000 DNP
25 85 Matt Lawson 2013 .000 DNP
26 85 Andrew Garcia 2013 .000 DNP
27 84 Luis Maza 2007 .000 DNP
28 84 Eric Patterson 2010 .239
29 84 Danny Richar 2010 .000 DNP
30 84 Josh Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
31 84 Drew M Anderson 2010 .000 DNP
32 84 Danny Garcia 2007 .000 DNP
33 84 Danny Worth 2013 -.174
34 84 Ryan Curry 2012 .000 DNP
35 84 Adam Morrissey 2008 .000 DNP
36 84 Brian Barden 2008 .158
37 84 Jim Negrych 2012 .000 DNP
38 83 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
39 83 Taylor Harbin 2013 .000 DNP
40 83 Lance Zawadzki 2012 .000 DNP
41 83 Eugenio Velez 2009 .259
42 83 Tug Hulett 2010 .000 DNP
43 82 Kevin Randel 2008 .000 DNP
44 82 Luis Bolivar 2008 .000 DNP
45 82 Jeff Baisley 2010 .000 DNP
46 82 Andy Gonzalez 2009 .098
47 82 Ryan Rohlinger 2011 -.010
48 82 Wilson Batista 2008 .000 DNP
49 82 Chris De La Cruz 2009 .000 DNP
50 82 Corey Myers 2007 .000 DNP
51 82 Bradley Boyer 2011 .000 DNP
52 82 Javier Castillo 2011 .000 DNP
53 82 Shane Justis 2010 .000 DNP
54 82 Brett Dowdy 2009 .000 DNP
55 81 Tony Abreu 2012 .223
56 81 Rusty Ryal 2010 .251
57 81 Rawley Bishop 2013 .000 DNP
58 81 Russell Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
59 81 Adam Heether 2009 .000 DNP
60 81 J.J. Furmaniak 2007 .236
61 81 Vinny Rottino 2007 .260
62 81 Elian Herrera 2012 .256
63 81 Ricardo Sosa 2011 .000 DNP
64 81 Kevin Melillo 2009 .000 DNP
65 81 Jake Kahaulelio 2012 .000 DNP
66 81 Felix Molina 2010 .000 DNP
67 81 Dan Nelson 2011 .000 DNP
68 81 Mike Rouse 2007 .157
69 81 Bryan Pounds 2013 .000 DNP
70 81 Marcos Yepez 2009 .000 DNP
71 81 Brandon Douglas 2013 .000 DNP
72 81 Hunter Brown 2007 .000 DNP
73 81 Neil Sellers 2009 .000 DNP
74 81 Trent Oeltjen 2010 .245
75 81 Daniel Mayora 2013 .000 DNP
76 80 Marc Maddox 2011 .000 DNP
77 80 Chris Nowak 2010 .000 DNP
78 80 Jose Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
79 80 Anthony Hatch 2011 .000 DNP
80 80 Michael Fisher 2012 .000 DNP
81 80 Tommy Manzella 2010 .198
82 80 Chase Lambin 2007 .000 DNP
83 80 Brandon Pinckney 2009 .000 DNP
84 80 Chris Pettit 2012 .000 DNP
85 80 Buck Coats 2009 .000 DNP
86 80 Diory Hernandez 2011 .213
87 80 Angel Chavez 2009 .000 DNP
88 80 Mitch Maier 2009 .235
89 79 Brennan King 2008 .000 DNP
90 79 Kenny Perez 2009 .000 DNP
91 79 Jose Lozada 2013 .000 DNP
92 79 Travis Metcalf 2010 .000 DNP
93 79 Taber Lee 2008 .000 DNP
94 79 Brian Stavisky 2008 .000 DNP
95 79 Ivan Ochoa 2010 .000 DNP
96 79 Jorge Padilla 2007 .000 DNP
97 79 Nate Spears 2012 .010
98 79 Val Majewski 2008 .000 DNP
99 79 Marcos Cabral 2011 .000 DNP
100 79 Hector Gimenez 2010 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 At one point De Jesus was a top prospect with big-league bloodlines. Injuries and lack of opportunities have devalued his stock, to the extent that he passed through waivers unclaimed prior to being traded for the second time in six months. He shows off the bloodlines with technically sound defensive play at multiple infield positions. He doesnít have the skills profile to start at any of those positions, though, and that limits him to utility work. The Pirates have plenty of those types roaming around the upper minors, so De Jesus will have to work to earn a spot.
2012 Prior to missing nearly all of 2009 with a broken tibia, DeJesus made for a nice little sleeper, with a patient, contact-oriented approach and excellent instincts. But the Dodgers yo-yoed him between Albuquerque and LA without ever giving him a real chance; Don Mattingly gave him seven starts in about five weeks of roster time. DeJesus did recover some of his lost plate discipline and power at Albuquerque, though the latter was mostly a park illusion. The signings of Mark Ellis and Jerry Hairston won't help his chances at a big league job, and likely doom him to an Albuquerque return.
2011 DeJesus missed virtually all of 2009 due to a broken tibia sustained in a home-plate collision during spring training, and leg pain shut down his winter-ball season. He managed to stay healthy last year, but the organizational favorite saw his stock drop with a mediocre year at Albuquerque. Prior to injury, DeJesus had been hailed for his patient, contact-oriented approach and excellent instincts, but his walk rate fell by more than half. He hit just .251/.288/.330 on the road, and his range and footwork around second base drew criticism, though to be fair, it was his first full season at the keystone. Bypassed for a September promotion, during the AFL season he spent time at third base as well as second and impressed Don Mattingly in the process, but the Juan Uribe signing likely consigns him to another year at Triple-A.
2010 DeJesus missed virtually the entire season due to a broken tibia sustained while sliding in spring training. After surgery to implant a rod in his leg, he did return for a late-August cameo in complex-league ball. A patient, contact-oriented hitter, he sprays line drives to all fields, and offers excellent instincts, steady hands, solid range, and arm strength afield. His assets are enhanced by a basic baseball intelligence inherited from his same-named father, a glove-first shortstop who spent 15 years in the majors. Whether he can stay at short remains the question, but the opening at second base might be his if his breaks come as opportunities, not with crutches.
2009 De Jesus has an excellent chance to outdo his father, a glove-first shortstop who spent 15 years in the majors, and Junior's pedigree certainly factors into a basic baseball intelligence that raises every aspect of his game. For the second year in a row, his stock rose, and he earned the organization's Minor League Player of the Year honors for his season at Jacksonville. Though he doesnít project for much power, Ivan the Younger is a patient, contact-oriented hitter who works the count and sprays line drives to all fields. Heís a strong defender as well, with steady hands, good range, and a solid arm; some feel that second base may be his ultimate destination even with Huís fall from grace.
2008 Yes, this is the son of the former major league shortstop whom the Cubs traded to Philadelphia for Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg. Coincidentally, Ned Colletti's first major league job was as a media director for the Cubs in the wake of that 1982 trade. The younger DeJesus generates rave reviews for his glovework and has shown excellent on-base skills and a compact, line-drive swing, but his greatest value could be as a constant reminder to Colletti about the value of trading mediocre veterans for prospects rather than the other way around.
2007 Son of the former major leaguer of the same name, Ivan De Jesus is a wiry 2005 second round high school pick who has above-average defensive skills, speed, and a mature approach at the plate, but almost no power.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Baseball Bloodlines ProjectSam Miller2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Depth Chart WoesWill Woods2013-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 28Jason Martinez2012-11-29
Prospectus Q&A: De Jon WatsonDavid Laurila2010-03-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin: What do you hear about Ivan De Jesus, Jr., his plate discipline is impressive but I wonder how that will translate as he advances. Thanks as always.
(Joe from Alhambra)
I think he's one of the better sleepers in the minors. I do think the walks will translate on a decent level because he's also a dangerous hitter. Very little power, but he laces line drives all over the field and makes good contact. (Kevin Goldstein)


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