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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-9-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52010
0.62011
3.72012
2.32013
-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
2008 LAN 27 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2009 LAN 28 8 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .068 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2010 LAN 29 44 128 108 6 30 5 0 0 35 14 18 1 1 4 16 0 0 .278 .363 .324 .267 4.6 -0.1 0.5
2011 LAN 30 31 103 85 8 23 1 1 2 32 14 16 3 0 1 11 0 1 .271 .392 .376 .290 5.9 -0.2 0.6
2012 LAN 31 133 505 423 44 114 20 1 13 175 65 107 7 4 6 52 0 0 .270 .373 .414 .288 35.4 -0.0 3.7
2013 LAN 32 115 448 390 43 93 17 1 10 142 45 78 3 6 4 52 0 2 .238 .318 .364 .265 22.4 -1.3 2.3
2014 LAN 33 93 347 283 21 54 9 0 3 72 53 57 4 4 3 25 0 0 .191 .323 .254 .227 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2
Career428154413021233155232845719127918151815703.242.343.351.26465.4-2.96.7

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
2003 SGA A 3 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 40 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 57 206 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JAX AA 81 314 .267 .257 .327 .377 .254 .312 100 1.7 6.0 3.7 1.7 -0.4 13.7 1.6 13.4 1.6
2007 JAX AA 109 430 .284 .262 .336 .391 .267 .304 91 11 12.5 7.3 -0.0 -0.7 35.3 3.6 34.7 3.5
2008 LAN MLB 4 3 -.005 .221 .293 .316 .218 .000 95 -0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 LVG AAA 84 337 .282 .283 .352 .451 .263 .368 120 8.3 10.2 6.1 -0.3 -2.6 26.4 2.5 26.4 2.5
2009 LAN MLB 8 10 .068 .259 .344 .384 .258 .111 88 -2.1 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.0 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2009 ABQ AAA 90 360 .283 .272 .338 .411 .276 .366 103 8.8 10.4 5.9 2.2 -0.3 25.9 2.8 25.9 2.8
2010 LAN MLB 44 128 .267 .255 .326 .403 .264 .330 89 0.9 3.5 2.1 -0.1 -1.8 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2010 ABQ AAA 18 76 .248 .268 .337 .414 .258 .320 131 -1 2.3 1.4 0.6 -0.6 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 LAN MLB 31 103 .290 .261 .324 .404 .267 .313 91 3.1 2.8 1.7 -0.2 -1.0 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2011 ABQ AAA 59 248 .297 .281 .352 .436 .266 .338 116 10.7 7.7 4.2 -0.9 -1.0 16.9 1.5 16.9 1.5
2012 LAN MLB 133 505 .288 .254 .314 .402 .259 .329 93 14.2 13.8 8.4 -0.0 -2.9 35.4 3.7 35.4 3.7
2013 LAN MLB 115 448 .265 .254 .313 .397 .258 .269 99 2.2 11.8 7.1 -1.3 -0.6 22.4 2.3 22.4 2.3
2013 RCU A+ 2 7 -.019 .259 .305 .432 .260 .000 88 -2.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 LAN MLB 93 347 .227 .256 .312 .397 .262 .225 97 -10.8 8.9 5.4 -1.2 -4.1 -0.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2
2014 ABQ AAA 2 6 .399 .279 .379 .487 .292 .333 106 0.9 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 1.7 0.2 1.7 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
2003 SGA A 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .143 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 141 15 25 4 0 2 22 24 20 1 0 .219 .357 .307 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 206 27 45 8 0 3 22 22 26 1 3 .256 .356 .352 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JAX AA 314 34 63 9 1 0 21 53 53 2 0 .250 .383 .294 .044 .267 13.4 1.7 1.6
2007 JAX AA 430 59 96 22 2 8 57 60 61 1 4 .269 .385 .409 .140 .284 34.7 -0.0 3.5
2008 LVG AAA 337 44 88 17 4 4 59 50 44 0 2 .321 .437 .456 .135 .282 26.4 -0.3 2.5
2008 LAN MLB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.7 -0.0 -0.1
2009 LAN MLB 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 .068 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
2009 ABQ AAA 360 48 89 13 2 0 39 64 44 2 2 .314 .441 .375 .060 .283 25.9 2.2 2.8
2010 ABQ AAA 76 11 16 5 1 0 7 13 12 1 0 .262 .395 .377 .115 .248 2.7 0.6 0.3
2010 LAN MLB 128 6 30 5 0 0 16 14 18 0 0 .278 .363 .324 .046 .267 4.6 -0.1 0.5
2011 LAN MLB 103 8 23 1 1 2 11 14 16 0 1 .271 .392 .376 .106 .290 5.9 -0.2 0.6
2011 ABQ AAA 248 36 56 15 0 2 28 50 23 0 1 .304 .467 .418 .114 .297 16.9 -0.9 1.5
2012 LAN MLB 505 44 114 20 1 13 52 65 107 0 0 .270 .373 .414 .144 .288 35.4 -0.0 3.7
2013 RCU A+ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.019 -2.1 0.0 -0.2
2013 LAN MLB 448 43 93 17 1 10 52 45 78 0 2 .238 .318 .364 .126 .265 22.4 -1.3 2.3
2014 ABQ AAA 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 .400 .500 1.000 .600 .399 1.7 -0.0 0.2
2014 LAN MLB 347 21 54 9 0 3 25 53 57 0 0 .191 .323 .254 .064 .227 -0.6 -1.2 -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 17 0.5294 0.2941 0.8000 0.2222 0.3750 1.0000 0.6667 0.2000
2009 40 0.4250 0.3750 0.8667 0.4118 0.3478 0.7143 1.0000 0.1333
2010 498 0.5241 0.3775 0.8670 0.5057 0.2363 0.9470 0.6786 0.1223
2011 464 0.5086 0.3599 0.8862 0.5381 0.1754 0.9370 0.7250 0.1138
2012 2209 0.5274 0.3725 0.8285 0.5004 0.2289 0.8834 0.6946 0.1703
2013 1954 0.5374 0.3753 0.8581 0.5219 0.2046 0.8996 0.7351 0.1392
2014 1407 0.5402 0.3737 0.8419 0.5342 0.1839 0.8867 0.6891 0.1581
Career65890.53090.37290.84730.51580.210.89680.70810.1507

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-02 2014-08-04 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2014-05-25 2014-06-13 15-DL 19 18 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-04-06 2014-05-14 15-DL 38 34 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus - -
2014-02-27 2014-02-28 Camp 1 0 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2013-05-30 2013-06-14 15-DL 15 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-10-05 -
2012-07-19 2012-07-22 DTD 3 2 Left Knee Soreness - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-07 DTD 3 2 Left Elbow Contusion - -
2003-04-12 2003-09-05 Minors 146 0 Left Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 LAN $
2014 LAN $3,550,000
2013 LAN $2,000,000
2012 LAN $490,000
2011 LAN $421,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,911,000
2011Current$3,550,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$6,461,000
4 yrTotal$6,461,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 151 dLevinsons ACES1 year/3.55M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/1/14 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 110, 115 starts and 450 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.421M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/3/08.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2003 (18-541) (Austin Peay).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .216 .341 .357 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .339 .387 .274
18 Split (Multi) .045 -.002 .030 .003
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .200 .330 .341 .267
31 vs R (2013) .249 .314 .370 .265
38 Split (2013) .049 -.016 .029 -.002
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to the chat room! Got any idea why the Cardinals found it necessary to defenestrate George Kottaras so quickly as Yadier Molina stand-in? Is he THAT bad at catcher defense? Supporting evidence?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Yeah, he is. In 2013 he put up -33 runs per 7000 pitches. That's really bad. Worse than Salty, and worse than A.J. Ellis (who admits he's a terrible framer). (Noah Woodward)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)He's got a career .882 ops in the minors and as a SS. He doesn't seem to get a lot of love but plate discipline always translates so well(the reason AJ Ellis has been immediately succesful imo) and he's got tons of it.
(Derek from LA)
I'm lost. Who does?

A.J. Ellis is fun. Pretend for a second that small samples and arbitrary endpoints/playing time thresholds aren't things, because I want to mention this stat and don't want you to make fun of me: Ellis has the second-highest OBP (.383) among catchers since 2008, min. 300 PA. (Ben Lindbergh)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 69 -1 -0.2 -18.0 44 -0.0 -0.0 -0.8 -0.2 -18.8
2009 273 0 0.1 2.8 145 -0.1 -0.0 -0.7 0.1 2.1
2010 2760 -60 -7.7 -19.6 1597 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7 -7.9 -20.4
2011 1959 -39 -5.5 -19.6 999 -0.6 -0.2 -1.2 -5.7 -20.8
2012 9945 -90 -11.2 -7.9 5476 3.7 1.0 1.3 -10.2 -6.6
2013 8266 -34 -5.5 -4.6 4513 -2.0 -0.4 -0.7 -5.9 -5.3
2014 6470 -67 -14.2 -15.4 3455 -9.5 -2.7 -5.4 -16.9 -20.8
total 29742 -295 -44.2 -10.4 16229 -8.9 -2.4 -1.0 -46.6 -11.4

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