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Portrait of Carlos Febles

Carlos Febles 2BRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 1892 .250 .328 .354 .230 -2.2
Birth Date5-24-1976
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
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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
1998 KCA 22 11 29 25 5 10 1 2 0 15 4 7 0 0 0 2 2 1 .400 .483 .600 .353 4.9 -0.3 0.4
1999 KCA 23 123 524 453 71 116 22 9 10 186 47 91 9 3 12 53 20 4 .256 .336 .411 .244 4.0 -2.5 0.1
2000 KCA 24 100 399 339 59 87 12 1 2 107 36 48 10 1 13 29 17 6 .257 .345 .316 .231 -2.8 -2.7 -0.5
2001 KCA 25 79 317 292 45 69 9 2 8 106 22 58 1 1 1 25 5 2 .236 .291 .363 .215 -3.3 -5.7 -0.9
2002 KCA 26 119 404 351 44 86 16 4 4 122 41 63 7 0 5 26 16 5 .245 .336 .348 .233 -0.3 0.7 0.0
2003 KCA 27 74 219 196 31 46 5 0 0 51 13 30 5 0 5 11 8 2 .235 .299 .260 .196 -9.9 -4.1 -1.4
Career50618921656255414651824587163297325361466820.250.328.354.230-7.5-14.5-2.2

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
1996 LNS A 102 451 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WIL A+ 0 501 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 11 29 .353 .281 .341 .452 .270 .556 102 3 0.8 0 -0.3 1.1 4.9 0.4 4.9 0.4
1998 WIC AA 0 523 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KCA MLB 123 524 .244 .275 .347 .440 .265 .299 100 -9.5 14.6 -0.8 -2.5 0.8 4.0 0.1 4.0 0.1
2000 KCA MLB 100 399 .231 .278 .349 .447 .267 .293 101 -13.5 11.3 -0.6 -2.7 1.3 -2.8 -0.5 -2.8 -0.5
2000 WIC AA 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OMA AAA 0 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 79 317 .215 .272 .336 .437 .265 .269 105 -15.5 8.7 -0.4 -5.7 3.2 -3.3 -0.9 -3.3 -0.9
2001 OMA AAA 25 111 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KCA MLB 119 404 .233 .266 .332 .427 .265 .289 106 -11.8 10.8 -0.5 0.7 3.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2002 OMA AAA 13 60 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 74 219 .196 .273 .334 .439 .267 .277 103 -15.3 6.0 -0.3 -4.1 1.5 -9.9 -1.4 -9.9 -1.4
2003 OMA AAA 9 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 68 290 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 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
1996 LNS A 451 84 107 23 5 5 43 66 64 30 14 .295 .412 .427 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WIL A+ 501 78 104 27 6 3 29 51 95 49 11 .237 .333 .347 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WIC AA 523 110 141 28 9 14 52 80 70 51 16 .326 .444 .530 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 29 5 10 1 2 0 2 4 7 2 1 .400 .483 .600 .200 .353 4.9 -0.3 0.4
1999 KCA MLB 524 71 116 22 9 10 53 47 91 20 4 .256 .336 .411 .155 .244 4.0 -2.5 0.1
2000 OMA AAA 50 6 9 4 0 1 5 7 10 3 3 .214 .340 .381 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WIC AA 18 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 .133 .278 .133 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 KCA MLB 399 59 87 12 1 2 29 36 48 17 6 .257 .345 .316 .059 .231 -2.8 -2.7 -0.5
2001 OMA AAA 111 23 33 7 1 2 9 9 14 6 2 .337 .414 .490 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 317 45 69 9 2 8 25 22 58 5 2 .236 .291 .363 .127 .215 -3.3 -5.7 -0.9
2002 OMA AAA 60 10 12 2 1 1 5 4 5 2 1 .222 .288 .352 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KCA MLB 404 44 86 16 4 4 26 41 63 16 5 .245 .336 .348 .103 .233 -0.3 0.7 0.0
2003 OMA AAA 37 7 10 4 0 0 6 3 6 0 0 .312 .378 .438 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 219 31 46 5 0 0 11 13 30 8 2 .235 .299 .260 .026 .196 -9.9 -4.1 -1.4
2004 PAW AAA 290 43 67 11 3 3 28 20 42 13 2 .257 .314 .356 .100 .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
2003-05-28 2003-07-04 15-DL 37 34 Right Fingers Contusion Ring Finger -
2000-08-14 2000-09-03 15-DL 20 18 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2000-06-05 2000-07-18 15-DL 43 35 Left Shoulder Strain - -
1999-08-21 1999-09-18 15-DL 28 27 Left Fingers Dislocation Little Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 KCA $775,000
2002 KCA $775,000
2001 KCA $310,000
2000 KCA $250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,110,000
4 yrTotal$2,110,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 153 dJoe Sroba (Boras?)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 2/05 (2-year minor-league contract, 05-06) sent to minor-league camp 3/04 signed as a free agent from KC 2/04 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 8/03 avoided arbitration 1/03, 1 year/$0.775M (03) (minor-league contract)
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02
  • 1 year/$0.775M (02) avoided arbitration ($1.1M - $0.675M) 2/02
  • recalled 8/01 optioned to Triple-A 7/01
  • 1 year/$0.31M (01), 00:$0.25M, 99:$0.2M

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 The enigma continues. For the first time in his career, Febles made it through a season without injury, which would be cause for celebration except that, after hitting just .245 with a .348 slugging average, it’s an open question whether his frequent DL stints have permanently eroded his skills. For the second straight year, a strong finish has made it difficult for the Royals to give up on him entirely. He still plays good defense, still runs well, and there are still no ready alternatives in the system. The Royals could do a lot worse than to give Febles one more shot to regain his 1999 form, like moving Michael Tucker to second.
2002 This just isn't going to happen. Febles hasn't been able to stay healthy for more than a month at a time, and the leg injuries he's suffered have wiped out his speed and taken their toll on his range. He's a good enough player to have a random half-season at some point and hit .300/.360/.440 for a few months, but he's unlikely to reach 500 at-bats and could well be out of the majors by 2004.
2001 He doesn’t turn 25 until May, but he looks less like a phenom and more like a Comeback Player of the Year candidate every day. Repetitive shoulder injuries have robbed him of his power--he had a lower slugging average than Rey Sanchez--and his defense slipped from excellent to merely adequate. Febles has All-Star ability at second base, but if you look at the top-echelon second baseman like Roberto Alomar and Edgardo Alfonzo, you’ll notice that they have a knack for avoiding injury while playing one of the game’s most dangerous positions. Febles, for whatever reason, lacks that ability. Unless he develops it quickly, it’s going to render his talent useless.
2000 As advertised, Febles showed no one outstanding attribute in his rookie year but contributed in every phase of the game. On defense, he showed good range along with an ability to turn the double play. Offensively, he drew walks, stole bases and drove the ball. He played with a bum shoulder for much of the year, which hurt him in the field and held him to a .205 average after the All-Star break. A torn finger ligament ended his season. Second basemen are susceptible to injuries that impede their development, so there is some concern about this. Febles adjusts from at-bat to at-bat as well as any player on the team; if healthy and rested--the Royals made him sit out winter ball--he’s almost a sure bet to improve.
1999 He’s not an offensive juggernaut like Giambi and doesn’t have Beltran’s tools, but he may be the most enjoyable player of the three to watch. He’s a perfectly sculpted leadoff hitter: he hits for average, draws an enormous number of walks, and steals bases with abandon - 100 steals the last two seasons, with a success rate of 79%. He scored 110 runs in just 126 games in AA. He’s also an excellent defensive second baseman, which explains why the Royals are so nonchalant about losing Jose Offerman to free agency. He’ll be 23 this year, a good age for a rookie; if he were 3 years younger, he’d be Roberto Alomar, circa 1988.
1997 It’s not very shrewd to project a player from low A-ball to the major leagues, especially one with little power. But Febles is a terrific fielder—he was voted the best defensive second baseman in the Midwest League - and posted a .403 OBP last year. For a Royals’ hitter to show that kind of discipline is unusual—when you consider the free-swinging tendencies of most Latin players, it’s almost unheard of. A similar player to Jed Hansen, who is the heir apparent at second base, but he’s three years younger and has a much higher upside.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Looking for the Iconic Replacement PlayerBen Lindbergh2010-09-16
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-10-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-28, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 12-14Christina Kahrl2003-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Who'll Stop the Pain?Will Carroll2003-05-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: I Also Carry a Small SnakeWill Carroll2003-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Kansas City RoyalsWill Carroll2003-02-23
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: August 12-14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-16
Transaction Analysis: August 8-11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-14
6-4-3: managing.comGary Huckabay2002-05-02
Transaction Analysis: April 21-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20


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