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Jeremy Giambi DHAthletics

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 1704 .263 .377 .430 .279 3.3
Birth Date9-30-1974
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 23 18 70 58 6 13 4 0 2 23 11 9 0 1 0 8 0 1 .224 .343 .397 .252 -1.6 -0.2 -0.2
1999 KCA 24 90 336 288 34 82 13 1 3 106 40 67 3 4 1 34 0 0 .285 .373 .368 .254 -2.2 -1.4 -0.3
2000 OAK 25 104 302 260 42 66 10 2 10 110 32 61 3 4 3 50 0 0 .254 .338 .423 .260 0.5 -1.3 -0.1
2001 OAK 26 124 443 371 64 105 26 0 12 167 63 83 4 2 3 57 0 1 .283 .391 .450 .286 18.3 -5.8 1.2
2002 OAK 27 42 187 157 26 43 7 0 8 74 27 40 3 0 0 17 0 0 .274 .390 .471 .308 11.0 -1.8 0.9
2002 PHI 27 82 210 156 32 38 10 0 12 84 52 54 1 0 1 28 0 1 .244 .435 .538 .345 19.8 -0.7 1.9
2003 BOS 28 50 156 127 15 25 5 0 5 45 26 42 2 0 1 15 1 0 .197 .342 .354 .236 -2.4 0.3 -0.2
Career51017041417219372753526092513561611920913.263.377.430.27943.4-10.83.3

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
1996 SPO A- 67 300 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LNS A 0 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WIC AA 0 318 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 18 70 .252 .275 .343 .426 .265 .229 102 -0.6 1.9 -0.8 -0.2 -1.3 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
1998 OMA AAA 0 388 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KCA MLB 90 336 .254 .269 .339 .431 .260 .356 100 -2.4 9.4 -6.3 -1.4 -1.7 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
1999 OMA AAA 0 159 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 104 302 .260 .275 .350 .440 .265 .290 93 -0.2 8.6 -4 -1.3 -1.2 0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1
2000 SAC AAA 0 39 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .409 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 124 443 .286 .267 .330 .429 .261 .335 94 12.7 12.1 -6.8 -5.8 1.8 18.3 1.2 18.3 1.2
2001 SAC AAA 9 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB 42 187 .308 .260 .323 .415 .259 .321 94 9.7 5.0 -1.4 -1.8 -0.1 11.0 0.9 11.0 0.9
2002 PHI MLB 82 210 .345 .255 .325 .404 .258 .289 94 19.1 5.4 -2.7 -0.7 0.5 19.8 1.9 19.8 1.9
2003 BOS MLB 50 156 .236 .273 .336 .438 .267 .250 106 -4.1 4.2 -2.4 0.3 0.8 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2003 PAW AAA 10 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA 11 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIR AA 5 13 .308 .299 .346 .444 .275 .375 92 0.7 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2005 CHR AAA 4 10 .133 .234 .307 .354 .240 .000 90 -0.6 0.1 0 0.0 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -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 SPO A- 300 58 63 17 0 6 39 61 32 22 5 .273 .440 .424 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WIC AA 318 50 86 15 1 11 52 44 47 4 4 .321 .428 .507 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LNS A 141 33 39 11 1 5 21 23 16 5 1 .336 .454 .578 .241 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 OMA AAA 388 68 121 21 2 20 66 57 64 8 5 .372 .474 .634 .262 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB 70 6 13 4 0 2 8 11 9 0 1 .224 .343 .397 .172 .252 -1.6 -0.2 -0.2
1999 OMA AAA 159 31 44 5 1 12 28 31 30 1 1 .346 .478 .685 .339 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KCA MLB 336 34 82 13 1 3 34 40 67 0 0 .285 .373 .368 .083 .254 -2.2 -1.4 -0.3
2000 SAC AAA 39 8 11 2 0 2 8 8 7 1 1 .355 .487 .613 .258 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 302 42 66 10 2 10 50 32 61 0 0 .254 .338 .423 .169 .260 0.5 -1.3 -0.1
2001 SAC AAA 28 1 9 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .333 .357 .370 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB 443 64 105 26 0 12 57 63 83 0 1 .283 .391 .450 .167 .286 18.3 -5.8 1.2
2002 PHI MLB 210 32 38 10 0 12 28 52 54 0 1 .244 .435 .538 .295 .345 19.8 -0.7 1.9
2002 OAK MLB 187 26 43 7 0 8 17 27 40 0 0 .274 .390 .471 .197 .308 11.0 -1.8 0.9
2003 PAW AAA 42 6 8 4 0 1 4 7 15 0 0 .229 .357 .429 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 156 15 25 5 0 5 15 26 42 1 0 .197 .342 .354 .157 .236 -2.4 0.3 -0.2
2004 LVG AAA 26 3 3 0 0 1 1 3 8 0 0 .130 .231 .261 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHR AAA 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .133 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2005 BIR AA 13 1 3 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .273 .385 .364 .091 .308 0.7 0.0 0.1

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
2003-08-02 2003-10-17 60-DL 76 54 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2003-08-19
2003-06-22 2003-07-17 15-DL 25 21 Left Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis -
2002-07-01 2002-07-04 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
2001-05-16 2001-06-09 15-DL 24 21 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-10 2001-05-11 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-08-21 2000-09-09 15-DL 19 17 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1999-04-05 1999-05-15 15-DL 40 34 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 BOS $2,000,000
2002 OAK, PHI $1,065,000
2001 OAK $282,500
2000 OAK $228,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,575,500
4 yrTotal$3,575,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 18 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • released 12/03 acquired in trade from PHI 12/02 acquired in trade from OAK 5/02
  • 1 year/$2M (03)
  • 1 year/$1.065M (02) $35K 450 plate appearances, $35K 500 plate appearances
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 ($1.4M-$0.8M) acquired in trade from KC 2000

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Game Story: Nats at MetsChristina Kahrl2010-04-11
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Transaction of the Day: Harden-edChristina Kahrl2008-07-09
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Hope and Faith: How the Oakland A's Can Win the World SeriesChristina Kahrl2007-02-26
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Future Shock: Where the Cardinals Came FromKevin Goldstein2006-10-19
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will we ever read something like this again on BP? From the Top 40 prospects of 1999 - Jeremy Giambi (#8) "Itís hard to not find fault with Baseball America, who somehow deemed 63 other minor leaguers to be more valuable than Jeremy Giambi. Thatís like calling Ted Williams the 64th-best player of all time. Yes, Giambi is slow and has no defensive value. But to suggest that one of the two or three best hitting prospects in the minor leagues is only the 64th-best overall prospect is to suggest that offense represents an absurdly small fraction of a position playerís overall contribution."
(Bob from Seattle)
I don't think anyone's going to be writing much about Jeremy Giambi on BP. Honestly? It's hard when writing about things that haven't happened yet to say nothing that won't look strange in retrospect. There are probably some things on those 1999 lists that look really off, both from us and from BA. You try to learn from it. (Colin Wyers)


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