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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .223 10 28 33 1 .257 0.2
Birth Date9-29-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age35 years, 0 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.62010
1.12011
-0.42012
-0.42013
0.22014
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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
2007 NYA 27 34 83 74 16 19 1 0 7 41 8 20 0 0 1 17 0 0 .257 .329 .554 .285 5.4 0.1 0.5
2008 NYA 28 23 65 57 7 10 3 0 1 16 7 13 0 1 0 6 0 0 .175 .262 .281 .228 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2009 NYA 29 11 15 15 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .117 -2.8 0.0 -0.3
2010 CLE 30 85 259 229 29 53 10 0 11 96 26 76 3 1 0 36 1 0 .231 .317 .419 .258 8.4 -2.3 0.6
2011 CLE 31 76 247 223 29 58 17 0 11 108 19 56 3 2 0 47 0 1 .260 .324 .484 .280 11.1 -0.5 1.1
2012 CLE 32 81 264 232 29 47 10 0 11 90 28 59 1 3 0 31 1 2 .203 .288 .388 .237 -0.1 -4.0 -0.4
2013 TBA 33 20 64 55 6 10 1 0 2 17 9 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 .182 .297 .309 .215 -3.4 -0.0 -0.4
Career330997885117200420433719724377114423.226.305.419.25318.3-6.91.2

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
2001 STA A- 70 302 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 GRB A 101 419 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TAM A+ 91 375 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAM A+ 123 494 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TRN AA 142 606 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TRN AA 92 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COH AAA 12 48 .197 .260 .324 .388 .253 .219 99 -3.2 1.4 -0.5 0.4 -0.6 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2007 NYA MLB 34 83 .285 .285 .357 .449 .279 .255 103 2.3 2.5 -1.3 0.1 0.4 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2007 SWB AAA 91 387 .328 .262 .332 .402 .261 .323 93 27.8 11.1 -6.1 2.5 1.1 33.3 3.5 33.3 3.5
2008 NYA MLB 23 65 .228 .269 .340 .422 .265 .205 104 -2.3 1.9 -1.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2008 SWB AAA 58 252 .295 .268 .335 .417 .270 .268 87 11.5 8.9 -4.6 2.3 0.9 16.2 1.8 16.2 1.8
2008 YAN Rk 2 8 .074 .234 .312 .318 .222 .000 110 -1.8 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2009 NYA MLB 11 15 .117 .280 .342 .452 .272 .300 108 -2.3 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2009 SWB AAA 123 527 .319 .267 .335 .401 .251 .290 100 33.5 15.2 -7.1 -7.1 -2.1 42.2 3.4 42.2 3.4
2010 CLE MLB 85 259 .258 .255 .321 .400 .253 .294 108 -0.7 7.1 -2.4 -2.3 -1.4 8.4 0.6 8.4 0.6
2010 COH AAA 38 166 .285 .265 .337 .412 .255 .339 107 4.7 5.1 -2.7 -1.7 1.3 8.5 0.7 8.5 0.7
2011 CLE MLB 76 247 .280 .262 .323 .407 .261 .297 103 4.8 6.7 -2.8 -0.5 1.4 11.1 1.1 11.1 1.1
2011 COH AAA 33 137 .236 .256 .324 .390 .253 .207 101 -3.8 4.2 -2.1 2.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2
2012 CLE MLB 81 264 .237 .254 .316 .405 .260 .218 98 -6 7.2 -2.4 -4.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4
2013 TBA MLB 20 64 .215 .250 .316 .401 .268 .205 95 -2.8 1.7 -1 -0.0 -1.3 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
2013 DUR AAA 90 376 .225 .259 .330 .392 .256 .247 109 -14.2 10.8 -6.4 -1.7 -2.3 -13.1 -1.5 -13.1 -1.5
2014 LOU AAA 14 43 .218 .265 .327 .388 .249 .222 108 -2.1 1.3 -0.8 -0.0 -0.5 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

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
2001 STA A- 302 43 67 17 2 8 39 21 62 5 3 .245 .313 .410 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 GRB A 419 58 95 23 2 14 56 59 88 15 3 .267 .376 .461 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TAM A+ 375 42 87 19 2 8 47 35 83 5 1 .264 .341 .406 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TAM A+ 494 65 105 27 1 19 78 54 119 6 3 .248 .342 .450 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TRN AA 606 86 129 28 2 34 92 56 140 3 2 .240 .325 .490 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COH AAA 48 1 8 1 0 1 4 5 10 0 0 .186 .271 .279 .093 .197 -4.1 0.4 -0.4
2006 TRN AA 394 47 90 24 0 19 61 34 77 3 1 .256 .331 .487 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SWB AAA 387 58 99 18 1 25 79 45 82 2 2 .295 .383 .577 .283 .328 33.3 2.5 3.5
2007 NYA MLB 83 16 19 1 0 7 17 8 20 0 0 .257 .329 .554 .297 .285 5.4 0.1 0.5
2008 YAN Rk 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .000 .074 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
2008 SWB AAA 252 38 49 14 0 12 44 41 55 6 1 .239 .371 .483 .244 .295 16.2 2.3 1.8
2008 NYA MLB 65 7 10 3 0 1 6 7 13 0 0 .175 .262 .281 .105 .228 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2009 SWB AAA 527 85 125 30 1 30 99 64 94 2 0 .277 .374 .546 .270 .319 42.2 -7.1 3.4
2009 NYA MLB 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .117 -2.8 0.0 -0.3
2010 CLE MLB 259 29 53 10 0 11 36 26 76 1 0 .231 .317 .419 .188 .258 8.4 -2.3 0.6
2010 COH AAA 166 21 44 11 0 6 34 17 28 0 0 .301 .382 .500 .199 .285 8.5 -1.7 0.7
2011 CLE MLB 247 29 58 17 0 11 47 19 56 0 1 .260 .324 .484 .224 .280 11.1 -0.5 1.1
2011 COH AAA 137 20 22 3 0 5 19 24 24 1 0 .202 .350 .367 .165 .236 -0.1 2.0 0.2
2012 CLE MLB 264 29 47 10 0 11 31 28 59 1 2 .203 .288 .388 .185 .237 -0.1 -4.0 -0.4
2013 DUR AAA 376 36 72 21 1 11 54 33 82 0 0 .215 .287 .382 .167 .225 -13.1 -1.7 -1.5
2013 TBA MLB 64 6 10 1 0 2 6 9 14 0 0 .182 .297 .309 .127 .215 -3.4 -0.0 -0.4
2014 LOU AAA 43 4 7 1 0 1 4 6 7 0 0 .200 .333 .314 .114 .218 -1.8 -0.0 -0.2

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 279 0.5341 0.4659 0.8385 0.6040 0.3077 0.8889 0.7250 0.1615
2009 62 0.6452 0.6774 0.6429 0.7750 0.5000 0.6774 0.5455 0.3571
2010 1013 0.4817 0.4719 0.7301 0.6332 0.3219 0.8091 0.5858 0.2699
2011 977 0.5159 0.4667 0.7632 0.6310 0.2918 0.8428 0.5797 0.2368
2012 1111 0.4806 0.4545 0.8079 0.6292 0.2929 0.8899 0.6450 0.1921
2013 233 0.4120 0.5064 0.7119 0.7813 0.3139 0.7733 0.6047 0.2881
Career36750.49280.47050.7680.6410.30660.84410.61320.232

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-02-28 2011-03-05 Camp 5 0 Back Strain -
2009-05-06 2009-05-15 Minors 9 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-04-20 2009-04-21 Minors 1 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-07-03 2008-08-04 Minors 32 0 Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2007-11-22 2007-11-22 Off 0 0 Arm Circulatory Issue Small Blood Clot -
2007-10-17 2007-10-17 Off 0 0 Surgery Sports Hernia 2007-10-17
2007-09-09 2007-09-09 On-Alr 0 0 Contusion -
2007-09-09 2007-09-17 DTD 8 7 Abdomen Hernia Inguinal Hernia -
2006-07-08 2006-08-04 Minors 27 0 Left Abdomen Strain - -
2003-08-06 2003-09-16 Minors 41 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2003-04-05 2003-04-16 Minors 11 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2002-08-13 2002-09-11 Minors 29 0 Right Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TBA $550,000
2012 CLE $500,000
2011 CLE $500,000
2008 NYA $398,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,948,300
4 yrTotal$1,948,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 110 dBarry Meister1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Arizona 3/28/14.
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2013). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/22/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.55M in majors. Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 3/31/13. DFA by Tampa Bay 4/30/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12. DFA by Cleveland 8/29/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/12.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2011). Signed by Cleveland for 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cleveland 3/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/4/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cleveland 5/19/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 7/31/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/1/09. Recalled 9/7/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3983M (2008). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/9/08. Recalled 4/26/08. Optioned to Triple-A 6/13/08. DFA 1/6/09.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 7/20/07.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2001 (2-62) (University of Arizona). $0.655M 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 512 67 118 26 1 22 71 57 113 1 1 .264 .350 .477 .295 26.6 LF -3, 1B -1 2.5
80o 490 61 108 24 1 20 66 52 111 1 1 .251 .334 .452 .282 19.2 LF -3, 1B -1 1.7
70o 475 58 102 23 1 19 62 49 110 1 1 .241 .322 .434 .272 14.1 LF -3, 1B 0 1.1
60o 462 54 95 21 1 18 58 46 108 1 1 .233 .313 .419 .264 10.1 LF -3, 1B 0 0.7
50o 450 52 90 20 1 17 55 43 107 1 1 .225 .303 .405 .256 6.4 LF -3, 1B 0 0.3
40o 438 49 85 19 1 16 52 41 106 1 1 .217 .294 .391 .248 3.0 LF -3, 1B 0 -0.1
30o 425 46 80 18 1 15 49 38 104 1 1 .209 .284 .377 .240 -0.5 LF -3, 1B 0 -0.4
20o 410 42 74 16 1 14 46 35 102 1 0 .200 .273 .360 .230 -4.3 LF -3, 1B 0 -0.8
10o 388 38 65 15 0 12 41 32 99 1 0 .187 .257 .336 .216 -9.1 LF -2, 1B 0 -1.3
Weighted Mean456539321117574510811.228.308.412.2598.1LF -3, 1B 00.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 18% 9% 21% 66%

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
201535250314711093126600.215.301.394.2540.67.30.3-1.911.9-3.1-2.0
20163625030459082827630.209.299.368.2450.23.70.4-1.913.7-8.4-2.0
201737250304410082926630.205.291.367.2420.12.70.4-2.014.9-10.6-2.0
201838250294610082825610.207.290.362.240-0.11.40.4-2.114.9-11.9-2.0
201939635731152412070611570.204.285.354.235-1.0-4.50.9-5.514.9-14.8-5.1
20204041146711501243391050.195.277.336.226-1.2-8.20.6-3.714.9-20.1-3.3
20214151556881811452491290.190.272.324.222-1.7-11.90.7-4.714.9-22.8-4.1
20224225027449072522630.195.268.327.220-1.4-11.00.4-2.414.9-24.0-2.0
202343385396413083435980.186.262.294.208-2.4-19.20.5-3.714.9-30.9-3.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.12.12.30.70.1out of baseball6.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 79 Jeff Liefer 2009 .000 DNP
2 78 Oscar Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
3 77 Fernando Tatis 2009 .259
4 77 Kevin Barker 2010 .000 DNP
5 77 John Lindsey 2011 .000 DNP
6 77 Aaron Guiel 2007 .000 DNP
7 76 Andy Tracy 2008 .257
8 76 Mark Bellhorn 2009 .000 DNP
9 75 Erubiel Durazo 2008 .000 DNP
10 75 Joe Dillon 2010 .000 DNP
11 74 Cody Ransom 2010 .215
12 73 Dewayne Wise 2012 .259
13 73 Darnell McDonald 2013 .258
14 73 Brian Myrow 2011 .000 DNP
15 73 Daryle Ward 2009 .000 DNP
16 72 Edgar Gonzalez 2012 .000 DNP
17 72 Brad Hawpe 2013 .204
18 72 Norm Cash 1969 .309
19 72 Fred McGriff 1998 .285
20 71 Troy Glaus 2011 .000 DNP
21 71 Greg Norton 2007 .253
22 71 Lyle Overbay 2011 .241
23 71 Roy Sievers 1961 .315
24 71 Chris Aguila 2013 .000 DNP
25 71 Chris Richard 2008 .000 DNP
26 71 Boog Powell 1976 .241
27 71 Rafael Palmeiro 1999 .324
28 71 Ricky Ledee 2008 .000 DNP
29 71 Andre Thornton 1984 .301
30 71 Don Mincher 1972 .275
31 71 Joe Torre 1975 .242
32 70 Chili Davis 1994 .319
33 70 Orlando Cepeda 1972 .295
34 70 Jay Gibbons 2011 .258
35 70 Gil Hodges 1958 .273
36 70 Mike Kinkade 2007 .000 DNP
37 70 Ray Boone 1958 .257
38 70 Bob Watson 1980 .299
39 70 Cliff Johnson 1982 .264
40 70 Bill White 1968 .262
41 70 Jim Hickman 1971 .291
42 70 Matt Stairs 2002 .278
43 70 Mike Rivera 2011 .237
44 70 Harold Baines 1993 .307
45 70 Eddie Murray 1990 .330
46 69 Dmitri Young 2008 .276
47 69 Corky Miller 2010 .224
48 69 Mike Sweeney 2008 .266
49 69 Richie Sexson 2009 .000 DNP
50 69 Bobby Scales 2012 .000 DNP
51 69 Don Baylor 1983 .315
52 69 John Mayberry 1983 .000 DNP
53 69 Johnny Bench 1982 .262
54 69 Dale Long 1960 .281
55 69 Cliff Floyd 2007 .263
56 69 Eric Hinske 2012 .204
57 68 George Scott 1978 .231
58 68 Vic Wertz 1959 .282
59 68 George Hendrick 1984 .261
60 68 Phil Nevin 2005 .235
61 68 Andres Torres 2012 .253
62 68 Paul Konerko 2010 .322
63 68 John Jaha 2000 .240
64 68 Xavier Nady 2013 .000 DNP
65 68 Greg Luzinski 1985 .000 DNP
66 68 Aubrey Huff 2011 .264
67 68 Andruw Jones 2011 .296
68 68 Ted Kluszewski 1959 .264
69 68 Richie Zisk 1983 .259
70 68 Ernie Banks 1965 .283
71 68 Carl Yastrzemski 1974 .310
72 68 Jose Cruz Jr. 2008 .188
73 68 Casey Blake 2008 .274
74 68 John Kruk 1995 .285
75 68 David Ross 2011 .278
76 67 Lou Collier 2008 .000 DNP
77 67 Geoff Jenkins 2009 .000 DNP
78 67 Ben Oglivie 1983 .302
79 67 Bobby Bonilla 1997 .293
80 67 Jermaine Dye 2008 .292
81 67 Hal McRae 1980 .301
82 67 Monte Irvin 1953 .328
83 67 David Dellucci 2008 .239
84 67 Kent Hrbek 1994 .259
85 67 David Justice 2000 .305
86 67 Timo Perez 2009 .000 DNP
87 67 Shawn Green 2007 .269
88 67 Corey Koskie 2007 .000 DNP
89 67 Ryan Klesko 2005 .279
90 67 Eric Chavez 2012 .292
91 67 Gary Matthews 2009 .242
92 67 Jerry Lynch 1965 .262
93 67 Mike Easler 1985 .265
94 67 Willie Horton 1977 .277
95 67 Jacob Cruz 2007 .000 DNP
96 67 Albert Belle 2001 .000 DNP
97 67 Tino Martinez 2002 .263
98 67 Ken Griffey 2004 .295
99 67 Richie Hebner 1982 .288
100 66 Charlie Maxwell 1961 .275

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .197 .296 .335 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .228 .304 .446 .263
18 Split (Multi) .031 .008 .111 .034
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .080 .258 .080 .126
31 vs R (2013) .267 .333 .500 .297
38 Split (2013) .187 .075 .420 .171
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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).
2012 A former fan favorite in New York, Duncan surely made some new fans in Cleveland this season with his seven-home run September, especially among those fantasy players he won championships for. With Sizemore, Choo, and Brantley chained to the table in the trainer's room, Duncan started in left field and certainly earned himself a roster spot for 2012. But it seems unlikely Duncan will enjoy long-term success as a starter. He's a mammoth of a man with good power and a home run stroke, but he has little in the way of contact or defensive skills and merely average patience.
2011 Duncan brought his Triple-A slugging services to Cleveland in 2010, and they actually ended up being needed due to injuries and others stinking up the field. Despite playing just 85 games for the Indians, he finished fifth on the team in home runs. Duncan certainly has power, and is a big league-worthy player against left-handers—his career split is now .198/.283/.357 against right-handers, .263/.335/.488 against left-handers—but he's still a 31-year-old Quad-A type who will never hit for average and offers zero in terms of speed or defense. The Tribe kept him on the 40-man roster, and he'll have a role on the 2011 team. If the Indians have done their winter's work, it will be in a more limited capacity.
2010 The International League MVP, Shelley Duncan could provide a big-league club looking to construct a low-cost DH platoon with some lefty-mashing power.
2009 Small-sample sensation Shelley Duncan was unable to hit in sporadic early playing time, got sent down, got hurt, got healthy, wasn't recalled, and was DFA'd in December.
2008 This 2001 second-rounder always had power, but his low batting averages seemed to preclude big-league effectiveness. Enjoying his best minor league season with Triple-A Scranton last year, Duncan was called up in late July in a desperate attempt to inject some life into the Yankees' moribund DH situation. He blasted three home runs in his first five games, becoming an instant fan favorite for his bruising, maniacal celebrations. Nonetheless, Joe Torre quickly relegated him to the bench. As a regular, Duncan might hit like a poor man's Steve Balboni, with a lot of strikeouts and a troubling platoon split (last year he batted .303/.378/.606 against southpaws, but just .220/.289/.512 against righties, albeit in a small sample). Still, he could be a much-needed lefty-killer in the Yankees' first base/DH rotation and an occasional platoon partner for Bobby Abreu in right field.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to have an April like me this year? I believe the answer is no one because I am the best Mr April of all the Mr Aprils. Also, Shelley Duncan and I are going out looking for women. Who can make us look better as the ugly friend we bring along to raise our appeal? Hunter Pence? Pedroia without a hat and eye black? Thanks man. Don't rule out a comeback from me. Marcus Thames has been teaching me plate discipline.
(Chris Shelton from Bush Leagues)
You're in the early lead for "best fake name" in this chat. Well done. It's impossible to predict who's going to essentially experience a statistical aberration in April, so your guess is as good as mine. With that in mind, let's go with Juan Uribe, for no reason.

You can't do better in the ugly department than Shelley Duncan. Shelley Duncan is uglier than Billy Hamilton is fast. Give my best to Marcus. (Ben Carsley)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)I know this has been the question with the rays for the past 4 years, but why does the offense always seem to non-existent? I get annoyed at these small moves that don't do much (Luke Scott, Kelly Johnson, Cliff Floyd, Shelley Duncan, etc.) but are the only moves the team makes.
(Steve from Tampa, FL)
Park factors play a role.

The free-agent hitters available in their price range tend to be either: old, hurt, coming off a bad season, or all of the above. I believe that offense has still ranked within the top five or six in the AL over the past four seasons by park-adjusted numbers, too. Solid given the circumstances. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who should win the Indians LF carousel? Who has the best chance to stick?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
My unofficial survey of who is fighting for the job: Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Spilborghs, Felix Pie, Fred Lewis, and Russ Canzler.

I cannot envision Canzler playing a tolerable corner outfield, so I’ll say not him. Same result with Pie for different reasons. From there, you have Lewis and three righty bats, but Duncan and Cunningham are both out of options. So I guess the Indians might keep those two and store Lewis and Spilborghs in Triple-A for depth. I might opt for a platoon between Lewis and whichever of the two righties you’re higher on. (R.J. Anderson)
2009-11-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you sub for Melky? Do you see this having an impact on the series (other than Girardi "accidentally"giving Guzman at bats?)
(Eli from Brooklyn)
I think it has to be Guzman. If you're going to be playing Gardner, you'll want the PR back. I don't think Shelley Duncan has more roster value, and no infielder does. If it's Cervelli...I mean, you start to look around for Abe Rothstein, you know? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Said lefty-smasher would need to be appreciably better than Shelley Duncan for it to be worth the Yankees while to trade prospects and/or pay more money to get this player. Duncan isn't good, but one thing he can apparently do is hit some dingers off of LHP. If all we're talking about is a righty part of a part-time platoon spot, gosh... what do you really want to give up for that?
(Rob from Andover, CT)
Not much more than the nothing thrown at the Pirates to pry Hinske loose. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)How can a team that has both Tomko and Berroa on its 25-man roster be serious about winning?
(Frank from Waterbury)
They think they're serious. The Yankees just have a dearth of resources in certain areas. I sort of understand the Tomko thing as an attempt to catch lightning in a bottle ("The scouting reports say he's developed a new pitch, the 'dipsy-doodle chicken-ball' and he's a whole new guy!") that can be tried and quickly dispensed with. Berroa I don't get. Not that Shelley Duncan is Babe Ruth, but he's hitting like him at the moment, and you'd think that his odd home run off the bench (or Juan Miranda's, as mediocre as I think he is) would be more valuable than anything Berroa might do, especially when the team could PH for the catcher in the eighth inning of every game as long as Posada is out. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bump Abreu. He was brutal against LHP last year. Shelley Duncan could take 10-20 games from him in platoon.
(pytheian from Brooklyn, NY)
The people have spoken: Abreu is to be dumped. Someone notify his people immediately. (Marc Normandin)


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