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Lew Ford RFOrioles

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date8-12-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age38 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.32012
2013
0.52014
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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
2003 MIN 26 34 83 73 16 24 7 1 3 42 8 9 1 0 1 15 2 0 .329 .402 .575 .317 7.1 -1.3 0.6
2004 MIN 27 154 658 569 89 170 31 4 15 254 67 75 13 7 2 72 20 2 .299 .381 .446 .281 30.4 6.1 3.6
2005 MIN 28 147 590 522 70 138 30 4 7 197 45 85 16 5 2 53 13 6 .264 .338 .377 .265 15.0 -3.5 1.2
2006 MIN 29 104 255 234 40 53 6 1 4 73 16 43 4 0 1 18 9 1 .226 .287 .312 .198 -8.1 4.0 -0.4
2007 MIN 30 55 130 116 13 27 6 0 3 42 11 24 3 0 0 14 3 1 .233 .315 .362 .246 2.0 -1.9 0.0
2012 BAL 35 25 79 71 7 13 3 0 3 25 7 13 0 0 1 4 1 0 .183 .256 .352 .205 -3.5 0.4 -0.3
Career51917951585235425831035633154249371271764810.268.345.399.26042.83.94.6

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 LOW A- 0 274 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 AUG A 0 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FTM A+ 67 301 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NBR AA 62 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NBR AA 93 435 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 EDM AAA 47 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 34 83 .317 .277 .344 .449 .273 .344 101 5.2 2.3 -0.3 -1.3 0.4 7.1 0.6 7.1 0.6
2003 ROC AAA 53 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 154 658 .281 .270 .334 .437 .261 .319 101 15.3 19.6 -4.5 6.1 0.6 30.4 3.6 30.4 3.6
2004 ROC AAA 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 147 590 .265 .261 .324 .411 .258 .301 97 3 17.0 -4 -3.5 -0.1 15.0 1.2 15.0 1.2
2006 MIN MLB 104 255 .198 .269 .333 .429 .255 .262 103 -17.7 7.7 -2 4.0 1.7 -8.1 -0.4 -8.1 -0.4
2006 ROC AAA 8 38 .303 .247 .336 .383 .256 .333 100 1.6 1.0 0 0.3 -0.7 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 MIN MLB 55 130 .246 .272 .337 .430 .266 .270 95 -2 3.9 -0.8 -1.9 0.8 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2007 ROC AAA 35 139 .285 .265 .329 .403 .258 .333 94 3.9 4.2 -1 0.5 -0.8 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2009 LOU AAA 11 46 .202 .271 .332 .412 .251 .167 113 -3.4 1.6 -0.3 -0.8 1.6 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1
2012 BAL MLB 25 79 .205 .248 .311 .398 .255 .182 106 -4.3 2.2 -0.9 0.4 -0.5 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2012 NOR AAA 62 267 .317 .260 .328 .397 .255 .365 95 17.3 7.9 -3.3 -0.1 -1.2 21.7 2.1 21.7 2.1
2013 BOW AA 17 75 .309 .257 .323 .394 .268 .259 101 3.8 2.0 -1 0.8 0.4 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2013 NOR AAA 13 51 .179 .262 .336 .421 .267 .140 100 -4.1 1.3 -0.7 -0.3 0.6 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2013 ORI Rk 3 10 .329 .276 .322 .355 .249 .600 97 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

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 LOW A- 274 48 70 17 4 7 34 19 35 15 2 .280 .343 .464 .184 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 AUG A 578 122 162 35 11 9 74 52 83 52 4 .315 .391 .479 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NBR AA 281 30 55 9 3 7 25 20 35 5 5 .218 .290 .361 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FTM A+ 301 42 79 15 2 2 24 21 30 19 9 .298 .375 .392 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 EDM AAA 214 40 64 11 2 5 24 13 21 11 1 .332 .390 .487 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NBR AA 435 81 116 27 2 15 51 49 47 17 5 .311 .399 .515 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ROC AAA 230 33 64 18 2 3 31 10 28 4 5 .303 .358 .450 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 83 16 24 7 1 3 15 8 9 2 0 .329 .402 .575 .247 .317 7.1 -1.3 0.6
2004 ROC AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 658 89 170 31 4 15 72 67 75 20 2 .299 .381 .446 .148 .281 30.4 6.1 3.6
2005 MIN MLB 590 70 138 30 4 7 53 45 85 13 6 .264 .338 .377 .113 .265 15.0 -3.5 1.2
2006 MIN MLB 255 40 53 6 1 4 18 16 43 9 1 .226 .287 .312 .085 .198 -8.1 4.0 -0.4
2006 ROC AAA 38 5 8 2 0 0 2 6 5 0 1 .276 .447 .345 .069 .303 2.2 0.3 0.2
2007 ROC AAA 139 14 32 12 0 2 17 17 30 2 1 .262 .353 .410 .148 .285 6.4 0.5 0.7
2007 MIN MLB 130 13 27 6 0 3 14 11 24 3 1 .233 .315 .362 .129 .246 2.0 -1.9 0.0
2009 LOU AAA 46 6 6 0 1 1 6 7 7 0 0 .158 .289 .289 .132 .202 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2012 NOR AAA 267 35 80 14 3 11 40 23 43 8 2 .331 .390 .550 .219 .317 21.7 -0.1 2.1
2012 BAL MLB 79 7 13 3 0 3 4 7 13 1 0 .183 .256 .352 .169 .205 -3.5 0.4 -0.3
2013 BOW AA 75 13 17 9 0 3 10 6 9 0 0 .258 .347 .530 .273 .309 6.1 0.8 0.7
2013 ORI Rk 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .125 .329 0.6 0.1 0.1
2013 NOR AAA 51 8 8 3 0 2 4 2 4 0 0 .170 .196 .362 .191 .179 -2.8 -0.3 -0.3

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
2012 324 0.4969 0.4722 0.8562 0.6894 0.2577 0.9009 0.7381 0.1438
Career3240.49690.47220.85620.68940.25770.90090.73810.1438

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-06 2013-06-06 On-Alr 0 0 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2013-06-05
2013-05-11 2013-08-13 Minors 94 0 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2013-05-30 -
2012-10-15 2012-10-15 Off 0 0 - Surgery Sports Hernia 2012-10-15 -
2012-09-24 2012-09-29 DTD 5 5 - Hip Contusion - -
2007-03-23 2007-05-11 15-DL 49 34 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2007-03-23
2006-07-14 2006-08-11 15-DL 28 27 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-07-14 2003-09-02 15-DL 50 44 Right Forearm Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 MIN $985,000
2006 MIN $425,000
2005 MIN $385,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,795,000
3 yrTotal$1,795,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 171 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 11/9/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 8/26/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 5/18/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 7/29/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 11/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Played with independent league Long Island Ducks.
  • 1 year (2010). Played in Mexican League.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Hanshin of Japan's Central League.
  • 1 year/$0.985M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $1.3M-$0.8M). $65,000 in performance bonus: $15,000 for 300 plate appearances, $25,000 each for 400, 450 plate appearances). Sent outright to Triple-A 10/5/07 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2006). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2005). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/04.
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/02.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Boston 9/00.
  • Drafted by Boston 1999 (12-379) (Port Neches-Groves HS, Texas).

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