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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 2291 .281 .381 .487 .294 9.9
Birth Date1-23-1974
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1999 ARI 25 52 185 155 31 51 4 2 11 92 26 43 1 3 0 30 1 1 .329 .422 .594 .323 12.0 2.9 1.4
2000 ARI 26 67 233 196 35 52 11 0 8 87 34 43 1 2 0 33 1 0 .265 .373 .444 .280 8.6 -0.0 0.8
2001 ARI 27 92 207 175 34 47 11 0 12 94 28 49 2 2 0 38 0 0 .269 .372 .537 .302 10.2 -1.8 0.8
2002 ARI 28 76 276 222 46 58 12 2 16 122 49 60 2 3 0 48 0 1 .261 .395 .550 .315 18.4 1.0 2.0
2003 OAK 29 154 645 537 92 139 29 0 21 231 100 105 2 6 0 77 1 1 .259 .374 .430 .289 25.8 -1.5 2.4
2004 OAK 30 142 578 511 80 164 35 1 22 267 56 104 9 2 0 88 3 2 .321 .396 .523 .302 30.4 -0.2 3.0
2005 OAK 31 41 167 152 15 36 6 1 4 56 14 24 1 0 0 16 1 0 .237 .305 .368 .235 -4.0 -0.0 -0.4
Career624229119483335471086949493074281818033075.281.381.487.294101.40.39.9

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
1999 ARI MLB 52 185 .323 .270 .344 .439 .263 .385 101 13.6 5.0 -3.5 2.9 -1.7 12.0 1.4 12.0 1.4
1999 ELP AA 0 272 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUC AAA 0 133 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .422 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 67 233 .280 .265 .339 .434 .260 .299 96 5.4 6.4 -4.5 -0.0 2.0 8.6 0.8 8.6 0.8
2000 TUC AAA 0 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 92 207 .302 .265 .336 .432 .263 .302 102 9.5 5.6 -3 -1.8 -1.3 10.2 0.8 10.2 0.8
2001 TUC AAA 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 76 276 .315 .255 .326 .400 .256 .282 105 16.3 7.0 -4.8 1.0 0.2 18.4 2.0 18.4 2.0
2002 ELP AA 5 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TUC AAA 7 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OAK MLB 154 645 .289 .268 .332 .429 .264 .283 95 20 17.6 -12.2 -1.5 -0.1 25.8 2.4 25.8 2.4
2004 OAK MLB 142 578 .302 .266 .333 .430 .258 .367 104 26.8 17.2 -10.9 -0.2 -2.8 30.4 3.0 30.4 3.0
2005 OAK MLB 41 167 .235 .274 .336 .433 .268 .258 98 -4.4 4.8 -3.1 -0.0 -1.4 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2006 COH AAA 19 75 .298 .261 .334 .400 .258 .333 105 3 2.1 -1.4 -0.1 0.3 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2006 OKL AAA 22 86 .289 .256 .326 .388 .255 .333 90 2.7 2.5 -1.6 -0.1 0.7 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2006 ROC AAA 17 65 .300 .266 .337 .400 .264 .342 101 2.8 1.9 -1.2 0.0 0.4 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2007 SWB AAA 29 114 .282 .267 .332 .404 .261 .301 92 2.7 3.4 -2.2 0.1 -0.3 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2011 HER Wnt 43 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1999 ARI MLB 185 31 51 4 2 11 30 26 43 1 1 .329 .422 .594 .265 .323 12.0 2.9 1.4
1999 TUC AAA 133 27 48 7 0 10 28 14 18 1 0 .407 .474 .720 .314 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ELP AA 272 53 91 18 3 14 55 44 37 2 1 .403 .504 .695 .292 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUC AAA 49 9 18 6 0 3 10 6 7 0 0 .419 .490 .767 .349 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 233 35 52 11 0 8 33 34 43 1 0 .265 .373 .444 .179 .280 8.6 -0.0 0.8
2001 TUC AAA 12 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 .273 .333 .545 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 207 34 47 11 0 12 38 28 49 0 0 .269 .372 .537 .269 .302 10.2 -1.8 0.8
2002 TUC AAA 23 5 7 2 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 .318 .348 .636 .318 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ELP AA 18 5 7 3 0 2 7 4 1 0 0 .500 .611 1.143 .643 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 276 46 58 12 2 16 48 49 60 0 1 .261 .395 .550 .288 .315 18.4 1.0 2.0
2003 OAK MLB 645 92 139 29 0 21 77 100 105 1 1 .259 .374 .430 .171 .289 25.8 -1.5 2.4
2004 OAK MLB 578 80 164 35 1 22 88 56 104 3 2 .321 .396 .523 .202 .302 30.4 -0.2 3.0
2005 OAK MLB 167 15 36 6 1 4 16 14 24 1 0 .237 .305 .368 .132 .235 -4.0 -0.0 -0.4
2006 OKL AAA 86 9 23 5 0 2 12 9 12 0 0 .299 .372 .442 .143 .289 4.2 -0.1 0.4
2006 COH AAA 75 6 18 2 0 2 10 11 12 0 0 .290 .405 .419 .129 .298 4.1 -0.1 0.4
2006 ROC AAA 65 7 14 6 0 1 3 12 14 0 0 .264 .400 .434 .170 .300 3.8 0.0 0.4
2007 SWB AAA 114 17 25 5 0 3 12 18 19 0 0 .263 .381 .411 .147 .282 3.7 0.1 0.4
2011 HER Wnt 183 19 40 3 0 7 31 18 31 0 0 .248 .322 .398 .149 .000 0.0 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-05-27 2005-10-03 60-DL 129 116 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-22
2002-06-30 2002-07-27 15-DL 27 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2002-03-31 2002-05-16 15-DL 46 40 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2002-03-20
2001-08-17 2001-09-01 15-DL 15 15 Low Back Strain -
2000-08-20 2000-10-01 60-DL 42 39 Right Wrist Surgery Bone Chips 2000-08-23 -
2000-06-27 2000-07-13 15-DL 16 13 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2000-05-30 2000-06-24 15-DL 25 22 Right Wrist Surgery Cartilage 2000-06-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 OAK $4,700,000
2004 OAK $2,100,000
2003 OAK $1,065,000
2002 ARI $375,000
2001 ARI $260,000
2000 ARI $260,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$8,760,000
6 yrTotal$8,760,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 71 dDiego Bentz

Details
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 7/17/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from MIN 12/06 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from TX 06 (minor-league contract) re-signed 4/06 (minor-league contract) released 3/06 signed as a free agent from OAK 2/06 (minor-league contract)
  • 05 AL Red Book srv: 5.007 (wrong?)
  • re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$4.7M (05)
  • re-signed 12/03 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$2.1M (04)
  • 1 year/$1.065M (03) 1/03 (avoided arbitration) ($1.4M-$0.9M) acquired in trade from AZ 12/02 recalled 9/01

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)An article in a recent Baseball America on Michael Wacha said that changeups are more effective against opposite-side hitters than same-siders. (It was talking about changeups in general, not just Wacha's.) In my 50 years following baseball, I've never heard this before. Is it true? If so, why?
(Rex Little from Big Bear, CA)
It is generally true that change-ups are more effective against opposite-side hitters, and the vast majority of pitchers will show a blatant trend in their approach in which they favor breaking balls against same-side hitters and change-ups with the platoon disadvantage. The reason is that batters tend to do much better on pitches that have movement that comes in on the hitter, but do poorly on those pitches that are fading away. The inner-half is a relative strength of most batters, and there are tons of guys who are relatively hopeless with off-speed/breaking stuff that is moving low-away (the Erubiel Durazo syndrome). This is why it is so critical for starters to have a third pitch in order to be effective against lineups that are stacked with hitters who have the platoon advantage.

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