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Portrait of Travis Fryman

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 7217 .274 .336 .443 .268 27.6
Birth Date3-25-1969
Height6' 1"
Weight180 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
1990 DET 21 66 251 232 32 69 11 1 9 109 17 51 1 0 1 27 3 3 .297 .348 .470 .299 12.3 1.8 1.5
1991 DET 22 149 612 557 65 144 36 3 21 249 40 149 3 6 6 91 12 5 .259 .309 .447 .271 26.8 -7.4 2.1
1992 DET 23 161 721 659 87 175 31 4 20 274 45 144 6 6 5 96 8 4 .266 .316 .416 .271 32.1 0.3 3.5
1993 DET 24 151 695 607 98 182 37 5 22 295 77 128 4 6 1 97 9 4 .300 .379 .486 .304 52.8 -5.0 4.8
1994 DET 25 114 528 464 66 122 34 5 18 220 45 128 5 13 1 85 2 2 .263 .326 .474 .271 20.6 -0.2 2.0
1995 DET 26 144 640 567 79 156 21 5 15 232 63 100 3 7 0 81 4 2 .275 .347 .409 .261 23.4 22.6 4.5
1996 DET 27 157 688 616 90 165 32 3 22 269 57 118 4 10 1 100 4 3 .268 .329 .437 .259 25.7 16.9 4.0
1997 DET 28 154 657 595 90 163 27 3 22 262 46 113 5 11 0 102 16 3 .274 .326 .440 .262 18.8 7.7 2.6
1998 CLE 29 146 608 557 74 160 33 2 28 281 44 125 3 4 0 96 10 8 .287 .340 .504 .279 32.7 -9.2 2.3
1999 CLE 30 85 350 322 45 82 16 2 10 132 25 57 1 2 0 48 2 1 .255 .309 .410 .237 0.7 0.2 0.1
2000 CLE 31 155 658 574 93 184 38 4 22 296 73 111 1 10 0 106 1 1 .321 .392 .516 .293 35.6 -4.2 2.9
2001 CLE 32 98 370 334 34 88 15 0 3 112 30 63 3 3 0 38 1 2 .263 .327 .335 .226 -5.9 -11.8 -1.7
2002 CLE 33 118 439 397 42 86 14 3 11 139 40 82 2 0 0 55 0 0 .217 .292 .350 .225 -4.1 -6.2 -1.0
Career1698721764818951776345402232870602136941781510227238.274.336.443.268271.45.527.6

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
1987 BRI Rk 67 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 FAY A 123 458 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LON AA 118 459 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 DET MLB 66 251 .299 .264 .326 .396 .265 .349 103 9.8 6.7 1.4 1.8 -4.2 12.3 1.5 12.3 1.5
1990 TOL AAA 87 351 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 DET MLB 149 612 .271 .258 .325 .395 .265 .313 103 6.8 16.6 4.8 -7.4 -2.8 26.8 2.1 26.8 2.1
1992 DET MLB 161 721 .271 .259 .325 .384 .265 .309 103 7.5 18.7 7.7 0.3 -0.7 32.1 3.5 32.1 3.5
1993 DET MLB 151 695 .304 .265 .334 .407 .262 .346 103 33.1 19.9 6.1 -5.0 -0.8 52.8 4.8 52.8 4.8
1994 DET MLB 114 528 .271 .271 .341 .430 .265 .314 103 6.7 16.0 2.2 -0.2 -1.4 20.6 2.0 20.6 2.0
1995 DET MLB 144 640 .261 .268 .342 .422 .265 .307 102 0.6 19.2 2.6 22.6 0.1 23.4 4.5 23.4 4.5
1996 DET MLB 157 688 .259 .276 .346 .443 .267 .294 99 -0.9 21.3 4.2 16.9 -0.4 25.7 4.0 25.7 4.0
1997 DET MLB 154 657 .262 .269 .336 .425 .263 .299 98 1.1 18.1 2.7 7.7 -0.5 18.8 2.6 18.8 2.6
1998 CLE MLB 146 608 .279 .267 .334 .424 .263 .324 103 12.4 16.5 2.3 -9.2 0.9 32.7 2.3 32.7 2.3
1999 CLE MLB 85 350 .237 .276 .345 .439 .264 .280 105 -9.4 9.8 1.5 0.2 -2.7 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
1999 AKR AA 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 155 658 .293 .274 .345 .441 .264 .359 98 25.5 18.7 2.7 -4.2 -5.1 35.6 2.9 35.6 2.9
2001 CLE MLB 98 370 .226 .264 .328 .423 .258 .314 102 -13.7 10.1 1.4 -11.8 -1.7 -5.9 -1.7 -5.9 -1.7
2001 AKR AA 6 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .421 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 8 33 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .579 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 118 439 .225 .263 .325 .421 .262 .247 100 -16.6 11.7 1.7 -6.2 0.6 -4.1 -1.0 -4.1 -1.0

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
1987 BRI Rk 273 25 58 9 0 2 20 22 40 5 2 .234 .299 .294 .060 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 FAY A 458 44 96 17 4 0 47 24 83 18 5 .234 .287 .294 .061 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 LON AA 459 52 113 30 1 9 56 19 78 5 3 .265 .308 .404 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TOL AAA 351 38 84 22 2 10 53 17 59 4 7 .257 .296 .428 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 DET MLB 251 32 69 11 1 9 27 17 51 3 3 .297 .348 .470 .172 .299 12.3 1.8 1.5
1991 DET MLB 612 65 144 36 3 21 91 40 149 12 5 .259 .309 .447 .189 .271 26.8 -7.4 2.1
1992 DET MLB 721 87 175 31 4 20 96 45 144 8 4 .266 .316 .416 .150 .271 32.1 0.3 3.5
1993 DET MLB 695 98 182 37 5 22 97 77 128 9 4 .300 .379 .486 .186 .304 52.8 -5.0 4.8
1994 DET MLB 528 66 122 34 5 18 85 45 128 2 2 .263 .326 .474 .211 .271 20.6 -0.2 2.0
1995 DET MLB 640 79 156 21 5 15 81 63 100 4 2 .275 .347 .409 .134 .261 23.4 22.6 4.5
1996 DET MLB 688 90 165 32 3 22 100 57 118 4 3 .268 .329 .437 .169 .259 25.7 16.9 4.0
1997 DET MLB 657 90 163 27 3 22 102 46 113 16 3 .274 .326 .440 .166 .262 18.8 7.7 2.6
1998 CLE MLB 608 74 160 33 2 28 96 44 125 10 8 .287 .340 .504 .217 .279 32.7 -9.2 2.3
1999 AKR AA 14 4 3 0 0 1 4 2 4 0 0 .250 .357 .500 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 11 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .455 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 350 45 82 16 2 10 48 25 57 2 1 .255 .309 .410 .155 .237 0.7 0.2 0.1
2000 CLE MLB 658 93 184 38 4 22 106 73 111 1 1 .321 .392 .516 .195 .293 35.6 -4.2 2.9
2001 AKR AA 27 3 9 2 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 .360 .407 .560 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 33 9 13 1 0 2 8 5 6 1 0 .481 .562 .741 .259 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 370 34 88 15 0 3 38 30 63 1 2 .263 .327 .335 .072 .226 -5.9 -11.8 -1.7
2002 CLE MLB 439 42 86 14 3 11 55 40 82 0 0 .217 .292 .350 .134 .225 -4.1 -6.2 -1.0

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
2002-07-17 2002-08-01 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2001-11-28 2001-11-28 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2001-11-28 -
2001-03-23 2001-06-02 60-DL 71 51 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear - -
1999-07-04 1999-09-04 60-DL 62 54 Right Knee Sprain - -
1999-06-06 1999-06-25 15-DL 19 17 - Low Back Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 CLE $5,825,000
2001 CLE $5,750,000
2000 CLE $5,550,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$17,125,000
3 yrTotal$17,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 89 d

Details
  • to retire after 02
  • 5 year/$28M (98-02)+03 club option
  • 98:$5M, 99:$5.25M, 00:$5.55M, 01:$5.75M, 02:$5.825M, 03:$6M club option $0.625 buyout

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
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Retiring, finally. Itís easy to forget, what with his awful performances and the attention paid to his massive contracts the last few years, that once upon a time, Travis Fryman wasnít always awful. For a while, he was downright okay, and the best young player on those final few Sparky teams in Detroit.
2002 He lost the first two months of the season to a torn elbow ligament, and even though he was healthy enough to play 98 games, he was never really 100%. The injury wiped out his power and hampered his throwing, so much so that he had postseason surgery on his shoulder. Injuries aside, he's been all over the place since 1998 or so, and predicting how he'll do in 2002 is a crapshoot.
2001 Travis Fryman is a good defensive third baseman now, but it didnít happen overnight, and it wasnít automatic. He was a solid shortstop, but Sparky Andersonís early attempts to move him to third base didn't take. Fryman had bad footwork, didnít anticipate the double play well, and was terrible at guarding the line. He could have settled for being Dean Palmer, but he worked and got better, all at the major-league level. Getting Fryman for Matt Williams was a great move at the time, and it looks even better now.
2000 The Indians had already gotten the best year out of him that they were going to get. This is what happens to players who hit 30 without ever starring. They get old, they get injury-prone and they cash checks. Sort of like Gerald Ford. Fryman missed time with a bad back and a knee injury. Heís still a solid fielder, and a good guy to share time with Branyan for platooning, defense and days that Charlie Manuel wants to pull Branyan aside and work with him.
1998 If you would have told me in 1990 that Travis Fryman would be a league average hitter from the ages of 25 to 28, Iíd have told you you were insane. Sometimes, hitters just develop earlier or later than expected, or they take a strong atypical career path. Frymanís not the victim of tiring out during the season, like an ironman who shall remain nameless. Heís remarkably consistent throughout the season, and despite his failure to become Mike Schmidt, heís a decent player who stays healthy, plays good defense and helps the team. Is he worth the money? Probably not. Traded to Arizona, then Cleveland, in the space of three weeks.
1997 A steady everyday player, but after his 1993 season Fryman looked like a superstar-in-waiting, and his performance since then has been a tough pill to swallow in Detroit. Heís still young enough for the Tigers to rebuild around him, and I suspect his numbers will improve some this year. Being the leader on a 53-109 ballclub has to be draining. He made the move back to shortstop better than anyone had the right to expect, and given their other options at the position, the Tigers should really keep him there and play Nevin at third.
1996  Hmmm.... It's starting to look like 1993 was the aberration, and frankly, I'm stunned. Fryman was a regular at the end of 1990, when he was 21. He improved up to 1993, the year he was switched to third base permanently. But the last two years, he's regressed, this year badly. Strikeouts have never gone away, and while the walks came back this year, his power disappeared. Platoon splits have been all over the place: strongly normal in 1992 and 1994, strongly reverse in 1993 and 1995. Is 27 this year, and could put it all togther and explode on the league. I doubt it.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Importance of PaganDaniel Rathman2014-04-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Chris Mosch2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Andrew Koo2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Satchel Price2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Nick Bacarella2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: When the Teams That Don't Have Hall of Famers Yet Will Have Hall of FamersSam Miller2013-01-10
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?Jay Jaffe2011-12-22
Transaction Action: ALtruismsChristina Kahrl2010-07-21
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Digging a HoleJohn Perrotto2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The InfieldersJay Jaffe2009-01-11
Prospectus Q&A: All the LettuceDavid Laurila2009-01-02
Prospectus Q&A: Travis FrymanDavid Laurila2008-08-03
Prospectus Today: My BallotJoe Sheehan2007-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Holiday GiftsJohn Perrotto2007-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Toolbox: Doubled UpDerek Jacques2007-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Taking AdvantageDan Fox2007-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Tiger RelevanceJim Baker2006-05-30
Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, Mets, PiratesBaseball Prospectus2006-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 21-28Christina Kahrl2005-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part SevenRany Jazayerli2005-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessBurrell's Bounceback: Is Pat Burrell's Return to Productivity Legitimate?Michael Rawdon2004-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Everything Happens in 1912 and 2004Steven Goldman2004-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe A-Rod/Jeter Defense Dilemma: Shortstops' Moves to Third BaseJames Click2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Pony Express Rides Through HavasuJoe Sheehan2003-08-06
Prospectus Today: Where Credit is DueJoe Sheehan2003-06-06
Transaction Analysis: August 19-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 1-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-06
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Colon Trade: Rebuilding on the ReservationDeric McKamey2002-07-02
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-10
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
My IBA Ballot: Our Staff Makes the CallKeith Woolner2000-10-24
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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