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Portrait of Tony Fernandez

Tony Fernandez SSBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 8793 .288 .347 .399 .266 40.9
Birth Date6-30-1962
Height6' 2"
Weight165 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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
1983 TOR 21 15 38 34 5 9 1 1 0 12 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 .265 .324 .353 .253 0.5 -1.6 -0.1
1984 TOR 22 88 254 233 29 63 5 3 3 83 17 15 0 2 2 19 5 7 .270 .317 .356 .245 4.3 4.3 0.9
1985 TOR 23 161 618 564 71 163 31 10 2 220 43 41 2 2 7 51 13 6 .289 .340 .390 .262 25.3 3.3 3.0
1986 TOR 24 163 727 687 91 213 33 9 10 294 27 52 4 4 5 65 25 12 .310 .338 .428 .281 48.3 -5.3 4.5
1987 TOR 25 146 642 578 90 186 29 8 5 246 51 48 5 4 4 67 32 12 .322 .379 .426 .283 51.0 -6.6 4.4
1988 TOR 26 154 704 648 76 186 41 4 5 250 45 65 4 4 3 70 15 5 .287 .335 .386 .269 36.4 3.0 4.3
1989 TOR 27 140 617 573 64 147 25 9 11 223 29 51 3 10 2 64 22 6 .257 .291 .389 .261 32.1 5.6 4.1
1990 TOR 28 161 721 635 84 175 27 17 4 248 71 70 7 6 2 66 26 13 .276 .352 .391 .262 32.6 6.9 4.2
1991 SDN 29 145 621 558 81 152 27 5 4 201 55 74 0 1 7 38 23 9 .272 .337 .360 .249 19.3 -0.4 2.0
1992 SDN 30 155 694 622 84 171 32 4 4 223 56 62 4 3 9 37 20 20 .275 .337 .359 .258 24.7 -6.8 2.0
1993 NYN 31 48 204 173 20 39 5 2 1 51 25 19 1 2 3 14 6 2 .225 .323 .295 .234 1.6 -0.8 0.1
1993 TOR 31 94 390 353 45 108 18 9 4 156 31 26 0 1 5 50 15 8 .306 .361 .442 .275 27.3 0.3 2.8
1994 CIN 32 104 422 366 50 102 18 6 8 156 44 40 5 3 4 50 12 7 .279 .361 .426 .268 20.0 -0.4 1.9
1995 NYA 33 108 438 384 57 94 20 2 5 133 42 40 4 5 3 45 6 6 .245 .322 .346 .235 9.4 -4.6 0.5
1997 CLE 35 120 442 409 55 117 21 1 11 173 22 47 2 3 6 44 6 6 .286 .323 .423 .249 6.4 1.6 0.8
1998 TOR 36 138 551 486 71 156 36 2 9 223 45 53 11 6 3 72 13 8 .321 .387 .459 .296 35.6 -5.9 2.9
1999 TOR 37 142 576 485 73 159 41 0 6 218 77 62 10 4 0 75 6 7 .328 .427 .449 .301 38.7 -10.0 2.7
2001 MIL 39 28 72 64 6 18 0 0 1 21 7 9 0 0 1 3 1 2 .281 .352 .328 .235 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2001 TOR 39 48 62 59 5 18 4 0 1 25 1 8 1 1 0 12 0 1 .305 .323 .424 .251 0.1 0.0 0.0
Career2158879379111057227641492943156690784646167844246138.288.347.399.266413.7-18.240.9

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
1980 KIN A+ 62 227 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 KIN A+ 75 338 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SYR AAA 31 127 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SYR AAA 134 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 TOR MLB 15 38 .253 .262 .328 .396 .266 .281 107 -0.3 1.0 0.4 -1.6 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1
1983 SYR AAA 117 498 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 88 254 .245 .261 .322 .395 .264 .276 98 -3.7 6.8 2.9 4.3 -0.4 4.3 0.9 4.3 0.9
1984 SYR AAA 26 109 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TOR MLB 161 618 .262 .265 .328 .408 .268 .308 98 1 16.9 7.7 3.3 -0.7 25.3 3.0 25.3 3.0
1986 TOR MLB 163 727 .281 .261 .327 .407 .266 .323 101 15.7 20.1 9.2 -5.3 1.0 48.3 4.5 48.3 4.5
1987 TOR MLB 146 642 .283 .268 .333 .431 .267 .342 99 15.7 18.9 8.7 -6.6 3.8 51.0 4.4 51.0 4.4
1988 TOR MLB 154 704 .269 .262 .324 .397 .269 .311 102 6 18.4 8.5 3.0 2.3 36.4 4.3 36.4 4.3
1989 TOR MLB 140 617 .261 .262 .323 .388 .266 .261 98 0.4 16.1 7.4 5.6 0.3 32.1 4.1 32.1 4.1
1990 TOR MLB 161 721 .262 .264 .330 .397 .267 .302 102 1.7 19.3 8.9 6.9 2.2 32.6 4.2 32.6 4.2
1991 SDN MLB 145 621 .249 .250 .315 .371 .255 .308 102 -6.7 16.8 7.7 -0.4 6.2 19.3 2.0 19.3 2.0
1992 SDN MLB 155 694 .258 .251 .311 .369 .255 .299 103 -1.6 18.0 8.3 -6.8 0.7 24.7 2.0 24.7 2.0
1993 NYN MLB 48 204 .234 .266 .328 .397 .258 .245 98 -5.7 5.9 2.7 -0.8 -0.9 1.6 0.1 1.6 0.1
1993 TOR MLB 94 390 .275 .264 .331 .404 .261 .321 103 6.1 11.2 5.1 0.3 1.1 27.3 2.8 27.3 2.8
1994 CIN MLB 104 422 .268 .271 .333 .417 .259 .293 102 3.7 12.8 1.9 -0.4 0.1 20.0 1.9 20.0 1.9
1995 NYA MLB 108 438 .235 .270 .340 .423 .265 .259 102 -12.2 13.1 5.8 -4.6 3.2 9.4 0.5 9.4 0.5
1997 CLE MLB 120 442 .249 .276 .342 .437 .269 .299 96 -5.2 12.2 -0.1 1.6 -2.8 6.4 0.8 6.4 0.8
1998 TOR MLB 138 551 .296 .269 .335 .427 .265 .342 94 21.7 15.0 0.3 -5.9 0.8 35.6 2.9 35.6 2.9
1999 TOR MLB 142 576 .301 .269 .341 .429 .261 .363 101 27.3 16.1 1.8 -10.0 -6.9 38.7 2.7 38.7 2.7
2001 MIL MLB 28 72 .235 .268 .333 .440 .267 .315 102 -1.9 1.9 0.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2001 TOR MLB 48 62 .251 .262 .327 .404 .257 .333 96 -0.6 1.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 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
1980 KIN A+ 227 28 52 6 2 0 12 28 17 7 3 .278 .370 .332 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SYR AAA 127 13 32 6 2 1 9 7 15 9 5 .278 .325 .391 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 KIN A+ 338 57 89 10 6 1 13 49 20 15 7 .318 .414 .407 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SYR AAA 578 78 158 21 6 4 56 42 31 22 13 .302 .350 .388 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SYR AAA 498 65 131 18 6 5 38 57 27 35 16 .300 .380 .403 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 TOR MLB 38 5 9 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 .265 .324 .353 .088 .253 0.5 -1.6 -0.1
1984 SYR AAA 109 12 24 1 0 0 6 13 9 1 3 .255 .343 .266 .011 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 254 29 63 5 3 3 19 17 15 5 7 .270 .317 .356 .086 .245 4.3 4.3 0.9
1985 TOR MLB 618 71 163 31 10 2 51 43 41 13 6 .289 .340 .390 .101 .262 25.3 3.3 3.0
1986 TOR MLB 727 91 213 33 9 10 65 27 52 25 12 .310 .338 .428 .118 .281 48.3 -5.3 4.5
1987 TOR MLB 642 90 186 29 8 5 67 51 48 32 12 .322 .379 .426 .104 .283 51.0 -6.6 4.4
1988 TOR MLB 704 76 186 41 4 5 70 45 65 15 5 .287 .335 .386 .099 .269 36.4 3.0 4.3
1989 TOR MLB 617 64 147 25 9 11 64 29 51 22 6 .257 .291 .389 .133 .261 32.1 5.6 4.1
1990 TOR MLB 721 84 175 27 17 4 66 71 70 26 13 .276 .352 .391 .115 .262 32.6 6.9 4.2
1991 SDN MLB 621 81 152 27 5 4 38 55 74 23 9 .272 .337 .360 .088 .249 19.3 -0.4 2.0
1992 SDN MLB 694 84 171 32 4 4 37 56 62 20 20 .275 .337 .359 .084 .258 24.7 -6.8 2.0
1993 TOR MLB 390 45 108 18 9 4 50 31 26 15 8 .306 .361 .442 .136 .275 27.3 0.3 2.8
1993 NYN MLB 204 20 39 5 2 1 14 25 19 6 2 .225 .323 .295 .069 .234 1.6 -0.8 0.1
1994 CIN MLB 422 50 102 18 6 8 50 44 40 12 7 .279 .361 .426 .148 .268 20.0 -0.4 1.9
1995 NYA MLB 438 57 94 20 2 5 45 42 40 6 6 .245 .322 .346 .102 .235 9.4 -4.6 0.5
1997 CLE MLB 442 55 117 21 1 11 44 22 47 6 6 .286 .323 .423 .137 .249 6.4 1.6 0.8
1998 TOR MLB 551 71 156 36 2 9 72 45 53 13 8 .321 .387 .459 .138 .296 35.6 -5.9 2.9
1999 TOR MLB 576 73 159 41 0 6 75 77 62 6 7 .328 .427 .449 .122 .301 38.7 -10.0 2.7
2001 MIL MLB 72 6 18 0 0 1 3 7 9 1 2 .281 .352 .328 .047 .235 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2001 TOR MLB 62 5 18 4 0 1 12 1 8 0 1 .305 .323 .424 .119 .251 0.1 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
1996-03-26 1996-10-27 60-DL 215 162 Right Elbow Fracture - -
1995-05-21 1995-06-08 15-DL 18 16 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1989-04-08 1989-05-02 24 21 - Head Fracture Cheekbone - -

Compensation

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Details

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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BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Nine Unlikely Postseason HeroesBaseball Prospectus2014-10-23
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The Lineup Card: Eight Playoff Heroes and GoatsBaseball Prospectus2012-10-10
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)When teams designate legends as special assistants (take the Rangers with Greg Maddux, Tony Fernandez, and Pudge Rodriguez) do you think it's more on the basis of projecting their ability to instruct, or for their value in giving prospects someone to look up to and strive to emulate?
(Or from Denton)
I think it can have several benefits. Obviously, giving a young prospect the opportunity to stand on the same field and receive instruction from a giant at that position carries a lot of weight. I've seen Alfaro around Pudge; Sardinas around Fernandez; Martin Perez around Greg Maddux. It means something to the kids. The other major positive is that these guys are also good teachers. That's not true of every former player or every special assistant, but the ones I just mentioned know how to listen and they know how to express themselves without getting overly didactic or alienating non-hall of fame level talent. I cant stress how great this is for the players. They might be on the field, but at heart they are just fans of the game as well, and when Greg Maddux gives you pointers about a grip or a few thoughts about a release, you listen and you love every minute of it. (Jason Parks)
2009-10-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any historical comps for Jose Reyes' injury history, and if so, does Reyes have a happy future ahead?
(dianagramr from NYC)
There are a lot of guys with hamstring issues. What there aren't are a lot of guys who had these issues and stayed an elite player. Look at the speed guys throughout history and you'll seldom see a drop. They started fast, stayed fast, and only trended down with age and even then, more slowly than most would expect. The question now is what is Jose Reyes without his speed? Is he Tony Fernandez or can he become something more like Carlos Beltran? (Will Carroll)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Joe. As a Dodger fan I have been getting a sinking feeling about the upcoming season. Is Joe Torre the right man for the job?
(jtrichey from Indianapolis)
For all of Joe's reputation as a guy who doesn't like young players, he did manage that Yankee core to four championships. Yeah, Tony Fernandez was kind enough to get hurt 12 years ago, but I see the Dodgers' core as comparable to what Torre had in NY.

It would help, considerably, if Juan Pierre would retire.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Logan White Dodgers and Paul DePodesta Dodgers are miles ahead of the Ned Colletti Dodgers. (Joe Sheehan)


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