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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 1380 .243 .313 .341 .250 3.7
Birth Date10-19-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
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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
2010 SLN 23 11 37 34 6 9 2 0 0 11 2 6 1 0 0 4 1 0 .265 .324 .324 .284 2.8 0.1 0.3
2011 SLN 24 148 375 326 35 86 20 3 1 115 33 65 3 3 10 28 2 2 .264 .334 .353 .266 14.7 -8.6 0.7
2012 SLN 25 143 426 374 41 85 10 7 4 121 37 83 5 3 7 26 6 3 .227 .303 .324 .240 5.3 6.4 1.2
2013 SLN 26 123 358 328 43 78 25 1 5 120 22 56 3 2 3 43 6 3 .238 .290 .366 .243 10.3 3.1 1.5
2014 SLN 27 104 184 161 20 39 11 0 0 50 20 33 2 0 1 10 1 3 .242 .333 .311 .245 1.3 -0.5 0.1
Career52913801223145297681110417114243148211111611.243.313.341.25034.40.53.7

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
2007 BAT A- 66 283 .248 .253 .335 .363 .255 .315 101 -3.6 8.2 0.6 3.1 0.7 9.7 1.3 9.7 1.3
2008 PMB A+ 115 456 .254 .253 .327 .371 .251 .259 95 -2.7 13.4 0.1 -6.4 1.5 15.0 0.9 15.0 0.9
2008 SFD AA 9 42 .312 .273 .341 .424 .280 .371 87 2.4 1.2 -0.1 2.0 0.2 4.7 0.7 4.7 0.7
2009 SFD AA 73 324 .295 .264 .338 .387 .250 .354 116 11.8 9.1 -0.4 4.6 -0.1 22.0 2.8 22.0 2.8
2009 MEM AAA 46 172 .252 .274 .342 .417 .276 .275 86 -1.6 5.0 -0.9 1.5 1.5 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6
2010 SLN MLB 11 37 .284 .273 .350 .432 .293 .321 89 0.9 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.7 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2010 MEM AAA 116 531 .270 .278 .348 .439 .266 .296 99 6.6 17.1 -1.2 -1.2 5.0 25.6 2.3 25.6 2.3
2011 SLN MLB 148 375 .266 .253 .317 .397 .259 .323 96 2.4 10.1 1.5 -8.6 -0.3 14.7 0.7 14.7 0.7
2012 SLN MLB 143 426 .240 .252 .319 .397 .259 .279 99 -8.5 11.7 0.8 6.4 5.0 5.3 1.2 5.3 1.2
2013 SLN MLB 123 358 .243 .251 .311 .390 .255 .271 102 -5.8 9.4 2.2 3.1 3.9 10.3 1.5 10.3 1.5
2014 SLN MLB 104 184 .245 .242 .303 .367 .253 .305 101 -2.6 4.7 0.4 -0.5 -0.6 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

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
2007 BAT A- 283 29 67 7 5 0 31 26 37 12 3 .268 .349 .336 .068 .248 9.7 3.1 1.3
2008 SFD AA 42 6 13 1 1 0 4 3 2 1 1 .351 .415 .432 .081 .312 4.7 2.0 0.7
2008 PMB A+ 456 57 98 24 2 8 50 33 53 7 7 .243 .313 .372 .129 .254 15.0 -6.4 0.9
2009 MEM AAA 172 23 38 4 0 2 17 16 21 3 0 .253 .322 .320 .067 .252 4.5 1.5 0.6
2009 SFD AA 324 46 93 26 5 8 51 31 41 0 1 .323 .395 .531 .208 .295 22.0 4.6 2.8
2010 MEM AAA 531 86 132 32 3 9 71 47 48 8 4 .282 .350 .421 .139 .270 25.6 -1.2 2.3
2010 SLN MLB 37 6 9 2 0 0 4 2 6 1 0 .265 .324 .324 .059 .284 2.8 0.1 0.3
2011 SLN MLB 375 35 86 20 3 1 28 33 65 2 2 .264 .334 .353 .089 .266 14.7 -8.6 0.7
2012 SLN MLB 426 41 85 10 7 4 26 37 83 6 3 .227 .303 .324 .096 .240 5.3 6.4 1.2
2013 SLN MLB 358 43 78 25 1 5 43 22 56 6 3 .238 .290 .366 .128 .243 10.3 3.1 1.5
2014 SLN MLB 184 20 39 11 0 0 10 20 33 1 3 .242 .333 .311 .068 .245 1.3 -0.5 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
2010 118 0.5169 0.5085 0.8667 0.6885 0.3158 0.9524 0.6667 0.1333
2011 1333 0.5131 0.4951 0.7860 0.6535 0.3267 0.8814 0.5849 0.2124
2012 1607 0.5152 0.4648 0.8166 0.6522 0.2657 0.8870 0.6329 0.1821
2013 1251 0.5012 0.4836 0.8231 0.6459 0.3205 0.8938 0.6800 0.1769
2014 673 0.5186 0.4413 0.8148 0.6332 0.2346 0.8824 0.6184 0.1852
Career49820.51160.47550.8110.64930.29280.88810.63070.1882

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-30 2014-07-30 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion HBP -
2010-06-29 2010-07-28 Minors 29 0 Left Shoulder Fracture Hairline Fracture Collarbone -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 COL $2,100,000
2015 COL $1,500,000
2014 SLN $1,290,000
2013 SLN $511,000
2012 SLN $495,000
2011 SLN $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,420,000
2011Current$1,290,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,710,000
2 yrFuture$3,600,000
6 yrTotal$6,310,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 16 dSteve Canter2 years/$3.6M (2015-16)

Details
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2015-16). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/16/14. 15:$1.5M, 16:$2.1M. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 250 plate appearances. $0.1M for 300 PAs. $0.15M for 350 PAs. $0.2M for 400 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.29M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/29/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 250 plate appearances. Non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (3-112) (UC Davis). $0.255M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to be the Cardinals' shortstop in 2014?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
None of the above.

Seriously though the internal options aren't appealing. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso both seem like fill-ins or utility options as opposed to starters, and while some have suggested that Kolten Wong can't be any worse at the position, I think he'd be too big of a stretch at the position defensively to give him a try. My guess based on internal options is Kozma. It wouldn't surprise me to see the club explore a trade or someone like Yunel Escobar is the market is right. (Mike Gianella)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do the Redbirds turn to for inexpensive middle-infield help? With the Pujols situation looming, I'm guessing they won't have lots of money to spend.
(Matt from Chicago)
I'm willing to invest a measure of faith in Daniel Descalso at second base, which allows them to skip the now obviously abortive Schumaker experiment at the keystone. Which really leaves them shopping for shortstops, and the market's pretty weak on that score if you consider Jeter's not really in play. It's probably J.J. Hardy or bust, which is OK--you're the Cardinals, and you exploit the advantages of playing in front of the game's best fans in a fine park, playing with some of the best players in baseball while having a legit shot at contention. Haggle, sign, enjoy. (Christina Kahrl)


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