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Matt Den Dekker CFMets

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .236 0 0 0 0 .249 0.0
Birth Date8-10-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.12013
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
2013 NYN 25 27 63 58 7 12 1 0 1 16 4 23 1 0 0 6 4 1 .207 .270 .276 .211 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 NYN 26 53 174 152 23 38 11 0 0 49 21 34 1 0 0 7 7 4 .250 .345 .322 .263 8.8 -3.4 0.6
Career802372103050120165255720013115.238.325.310.2498.9-4.30.5

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
2011 SLU A+ 67 302 .291 .260 .326 .379 .254 .369 106 10.6 9.1 0.4 -5.0 4.3 26.8 2.2 26.8 2.2
2011 BIN AA 72 314 .269 .266 .331 .411 .278 .305 94 3.2 9.3 0.8 -2.3 2.4 16.1 1.4 16.1 1.4
2012 BIN AA 58 268 .329 .263 .331 .404 .263 .429 103 19 7.4 0.4 -1.6 1.9 27.1 2.7 27.1 2.7
2012 BUF AAA 77 317 .217 .254 .325 .394 .253 .279 102 -15.5 9.4 0.9 -1.3 4.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2013 NYN MLB 27 63 .211 .255 .317 .395 .258 .324 97 -3 1.7 0 -0.9 1.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2013 SLU A+ 14 62 .238 .265 .321 .384 .265 .302 96 -1.5 1.8 0.2 -1.2 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2
2013 LVG AAA 53 202 .282 .271 .339 .414 .265 .364 114 4.8 5.8 0.5 0.1 2.6 15.7 1.6 15.7 1.6
2014 NYN MLB 53 174 .263 .249 .308 .380 .258 .322 93 0.5 4.5 -0.5 -3.4 1.9 8.8 0.6 8.8 0.6
2014 LVG AAA 93 385 .321 .280 .347 .439 .274 .392 104 26.6 11.5 0.9 -9.3 4.9 42.9 3.3 42.9 3.3

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
2011 BIN AA 314 49 64 13 3 11 32 27 91 12 5 .235 .312 .426 .191 .269 16.1 -2.3 1.4
2011 SLU A+ 302 54 79 19 8 6 36 24 65 12 5 .296 .362 .494 .199 .291 26.8 -5.0 2.2
2012 BIN AA 268 47 81 21 4 8 29 20 64 10 7 .340 .397 .563 .223 .329 27.1 -1.6 2.7
2012 BUF AAA 317 37 65 10 4 9 47 14 90 11 2 .220 .256 .373 .153 .217 0.0 -1.3 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA 202 34 53 8 4 6 38 20 46 8 1 .296 .366 .486 .190 .282 15.7 0.1 1.6
2013 SLU A+ 62 8 16 2 0 0 4 3 6 1 0 .276 .306 .310 .034 .238 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2
2013 NYN MLB 63 7 12 1 0 1 6 4 23 4 1 .207 .270 .276 .069 .211 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 LVG AAA 385 70 112 31 7 8 46 40 65 9 5 .334 .407 .540 .206 .321 42.9 -9.3 3.3
2014 NYN MLB 174 23 38 11 0 0 7 21 34 7 4 .250 .345 .322 .072 .263 8.8 -3.4 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
2013 268 0.4925 0.4888 0.6718 0.6818 0.3015 0.7556 0.4878 0.3282
2014 660 0.5106 0.3909 0.7829 0.5697 0.2043 0.8698 0.5303 0.2132
Career9280.50540.41920.75080.60210.23240.83680.5180.2464

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-12 2014-09-14 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Soreness -
2014-09-10 2014-09-11 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-02-26 2014-02-28 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-03-25 2013-04-01 Camp 7 0 Right Wrist Fracture Diving Catch - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $
2013 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 34 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by NY Mets 8/27/13.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2010 (5-152) (University of Florida). $0.11M 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 313 37 75 14 3 9 37 22 88 10 3 .264 .319 .437 .277 12.3 LF 4, RF -1 1.7
80o 291 33 66 12 3 8 33 19 84 9 3 .250 .304 .412 .264 7.6 LF 3, RF -1 1.1
70o 276 31 60 11 2 7 31 18 80 8 3 .240 .292 .395 .254 4.5 LF 3, RF -1 0.8
60o 262 28 55 10 2 7 28 16 78 8 2 .231 .282 .380 .245 2.2 LF 3, RF -1 0.5
50o 250 26 51 9 2 6 26 15 75 7 2 .223 .273 .367 .237 0.1 LF 3, RF -1 0.3
40o 238 24 48 9 2 6 24 14 72 6 2 .215 .264 .353 .229 -1.7 LF 3, RF -1 0.1
30o 224 22 43 8 2 5 22 12 69 6 2 .207 .254 .339 .221 -3.4 LF 3, RF 0 -0.1
20o 209 20 39 7 2 5 20 11 65 5 2 .197 .243 .322 .211 -5.2 LF 2, RF 0 -0.3
10o 187 17 32 6 1 4 17 9 60 4 1 .183 .227 .299 .197 -7.1 LF 2, RF 0 -0.6
Weighted Mean2562753102627167672.227.277.373.2411.1LF 3, RF -10.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 15% 11% 26% 37%

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
20152725027499262616777.217.276.355.231-0.0-2.40.5-1.311.8-13.52.4
20162828129549262817847.216.272.345.226-0.4-6.30.6-1.614.9-20.32.7
2017296296612424515644119116.218.276.356.2300.0-5.70.9-3.714.9-17.86.1
2018306396812522516664419815.215.276.351.2300.0-6.00.6-3.914.9-17.66.2
2019316276612321414624318014.217.278.343.227-0.2-8.00.4-4.014.9-19.46.1
2020326186512221413614317513.219.280.344.229-0.2-7.80.1-4.114.9-18.76.0
2021336126512221413614216412.222.283.348.231-0.1-6.8-0.2-4.214.9-17.35.9
2022346036211820413584217210.215.276.335.224-0.6-11.2-0.6-4.414.9-21.25.8
202335619661262241361431619.225.286.350.233-0.1-7.0-1.0-4.614.9-16.46.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.41.70.10.2out of baseballout of baseball2.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Scott Cousins 2011 .183
2 91 Brandon Barnes 2012 .194
3 89 Blake Tekotte 2013 .255
4 89 Collin DeLome 2012 .000 DNP
5 88 Denis Phipps 2012 .347
6 87 John Shelby 2012 .000 DNP
7 87 Jordan Danks 2013 .250
8 86 Brett Carroll 2009 .243
9 85 Greg Golson 2012 .000 DNP
10 85 Ray Sadler 2007 .000 DNP
11 84 Terry Evans 2008 .000 DNP
12 84 Carlo Testa 2013 .000 DNP
13 84 Melky Mesa 2013 .349
14 84 Jason Perry 2007 .000 DNP
15 83 Corey Brown 2012 .234
16 83 Chris Dickerson 2008 .333
17 83 Joe Gaetti 2008 .000 DNP
18 83 Caleb Stewart 2008 .000 DNP
19 83 Cody Puckett 2013 .000 DNP
20 83 John Mayberry 2010 .427
21 83 Cole Garner 2011 .184
22 83 Ben Johnson 2007 .203
23 83 Jason Pridie 2010 .000 DNP
24 83 Roger Kieschnick 2013 .196
25 82 Kevin Mahar 2007 .145
26 82 Stefan Gartrell 2010 .000 DNP
27 82 Scott Krieger 2013 .000 DNP
28 82 Raul Reyes 2013 .000 DNP
29 82 Chris Lubanski 2011 .000 DNP
30 82 Kody Kaiser 2011 .000 DNP
31 82 Matt Carson 2008 .000 DNP
32 82 Ben Harrison 2008 .000 DNP
33 82 Delwyn Young 2008 .239
34 82 Nick Francis 2012 .000 DNP
35 82 Jon Zeringue 2009 .000 DNP
36 82 Jason Cooper 2007 .000 DNP
37 82 Sam Carter 2009 .000 DNP
38 82 Nick Blasi 2008 .000 DNP
39 81 Joey Butler 2012 .000 DNP
40 81 Deik Scram 2010 .000 DNP
41 81 Brad Glenn 2013 .000 DNP
42 81 Ryan Mount 2013 .000 DNP
43 81 Brad Snyder 2008 .000 DNP
44 81 Jonathan Greene 2012 .000 DNP
45 81 Leonard Davis 2010 .000 DNP
46 81 Brandon Tripp 2011 .000 DNP
47 81 Ryan Goleski 2008 .000 DNP
48 81 James Simmons 2012 .000 DNP
49 81 Ryan Raburn 2007 .267
50 80 John Raynor 2010 .187
51 80 J.T. Hall 2010 .000 DNP
52 80 Jeremy Slayden 2009 .000 DNP
53 80 Kent Matthes 2013 .000 DNP
54 80 Brent Clevlen 2010 .178
55 80 Mark Shorey 2011 .000 DNP
56 80 Cody Strait 2009 .000 DNP
57 80 Eugenio Velez 2008 .240
58 80 Jordan Czarniecki 2007 .000 DNP
59 80 Jeff Baker 2007 .207
60 80 Brian Van Kirk 2012 .000 DNP
61 80 Derrick Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
62 80 Justin Maxwell 2010 .241
63 80 Marvin Lowrance 2011 .000 DNP
64 79 Daniel Ortmeier 2007 .271
65 79 Thomas Giles 2010 .000 DNP
66 79 Seth Fortenberry 2010 .000 DNP
67 79 Richie Robnett 2010 .000 DNP
68 79 Tyler Greene 2010 .265
69 79 Josh Kroeger 2009 .000 DNP
70 79 Justin Greene 2012 .000 DNP
71 79 Michael Bianucci 2012 .000 DNP
72 79 Brandon Hicks 2012 .221
73 79 Chris Swauger 2013 .000 DNP
74 79 Shawn Bowman 2011 .000 DNP
75 79 Matthew Spencer 2012 .000 DNP
76 79 Sean Shoffit 2011 .000 DNP
77 79 Dustin Martin 2010 .000 DNP
78 79 Mauro Gomez 2011 .000 DNP
79 79 Tony Thomas 2013 .000 DNP
80 79 Ryan Roberson 2010 .000 DNP
81 79 Joseph Nowicki 2009 .000 DNP
82 79 Ryan Patterson 2009 .000 DNP
83 79 Justin Huber 2009 .203
84 79 Dante Brinkley 2008 .000 DNP
85 79 Rashad Eldridge 2008 .000 DNP
86 78 Wilkin Ramirez 2012 .000 DNP
87 78 Lucas May 2011 .000 DNP
88 78 Danny Putnam 2009 .000 DNP
89 78 Jeremie Tice 2013 .000 DNP
90 78 Brian Barden 2007 .175
91 78 David Espinosa 2008 .000 DNP
92 78 Carlos Sosa 2008 .000 DNP
93 78 Brian Mc Fall 2010 .000 DNP
94 78 Lorenzo Cain 2012 .265
95 78 Will Venable 2009 .268
96 78 Yusuf Carter 2011 .000 DNP
97 78 Michael Mooney 2009 .000 DNP
98 78 Jonel Pacheco 2009 .000 DNP
99 78 Chad Santos 2007 .000 DNP
100 78 Kiel Roling 2013 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .200 .000 .114
11 vs R (Multi) .222 .276 .296 .216
18 Split (Multi) .222 .076 .296 .102
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .200 .000 .114
31 vs R (2013) .222 .276 .296 .216
38 Split (2013) .222 .076 .296 .102
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 The reports on den Dekker's defense are excellent, as he is able to use his speed to run down balls that lesser athletes cannot. Said speed also plays on the bases, but the question is whether he'll make enough contact in the majors to put those jets to productive use. His impatience and tendency to expand the hitting zone, which may be seen as a symptom of his overall testicles-to-the-wall approach, are reflected in his walk and strikeout numbers above. If he's whiffing 150 times a year against Double-A and Triple-A pitchers, how is he going to fare against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee?
2012 Matt Den Dekker is one of the better defensive outfielders in the game, but he might not ever hit enough for it to matter.
2011 Matt Den Dekker is already 22 and has just one pro season under his belt, but A-ball didn't give him any trouble, and he has the potential to move fast. He is an excellent defender in center and comes equipped with a line-drive swing and a basic understanding of the strike zone.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewRob McQuown2014-06-02
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMike Gianella2014-06-02
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMauricio Rubio2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, March 18Zach Mortimer2013-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 17.Kevin Goldstein2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastJeff Euston2012-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastBradley Ankrom2012-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastKevin Goldstein2012-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 18Kevin Goldstein2012-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-06-11
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 6Kevin Goldstein2012-06-07
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-14
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 25Kevin Goldstein2012-04-26
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 11Kevin Goldstein2011-05-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 27Kevin Goldstein2011-04-28


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