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Cole Gillespie RFBlue Jays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-20-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.12011
2012
-0.22013
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
2010 ARI 26 45 113 104 11 24 8 0 2 38 7 29 1 1 0 12 1 1 .231 .283 .365 .240 0.3 -1.4 -0.1
2011 ARI 27 5 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 .333 .429 .833 .416 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2013 CHN 29 25 59 50 6 12 2 0 0 14 6 13 1 1 1 4 0 0 .240 .328 .280 .233 0.3 -0.3 -0.0
2013 SFN 29 3 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .038 -1.9 -0.1 -0.2
2014 SEA 30 34 78 71 9 18 2 0 1 23 6 13 0 0 1 5 2 2 .254 .312 .324 .227 -1.7 1.5 -0.0
2014 TOR 30 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.006 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
Career113270243285612048021562222533.230.295.329.229-2.8-0.3-0.3

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
2006 HEL Rk 51 233 .348 .268 .354 .395 .270 .389 104 19.8 6.1 -1.1 1.7 4.2 27.9 3.0 27.9 3.0
2007 BRV A+ 129 522 .288 .268 .336 .392 .259 .316 95 17.8 16.8 -4.2 -6.0 3.7 41.2 3.4 41.2 3.4
2008 HUN AA 131 550 .284 .266 .344 .401 .255 .332 109 14.3 16.2 -4.3 -3.7 2.3 30.4 2.7 30.4 2.7
2009 BRV A+ 12 51 .368 .266 .333 .367 .256 .452 96 5.9 1.5 -0.8 0.2 2.3 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2009 NAS AAA 75 277 .300 .269 .336 .410 .273 .284 85 11.8 8.0 -1.9 11.1 2.2 19.8 3.0 19.8 3.0
2009 RNO AAA 42 170 .298 .269 .343 .415 .273 .363 112 7 4.9 -1.2 -0.6 3.0 12.8 1.2 12.8 1.2
2010 ARI MLB 45 113 .240 .252 .320 .390 .261 .297 97 -2.3 3.1 -0.6 -1.4 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2010 RNO AAA 69 312 .277 .282 .354 .438 .273 .329 110 6.1 9.5 -1.4 -1.1 1.9 13.6 1.2 13.6 1.2
2011 ARI MLB 5 7 .416 .283 .345 .443 .283 .250 101 1.1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 137 582 .279 .289 .359 .459 .267 .343 121 12.7 18.1 -5.9 9.9 6.0 29.0 3.7 29.0 3.7
2011 CUL Wnt 19 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 RNO AAA 126 510 .289 .279 .344 .432 .269 .347 112 16.5 15.2 -4.9 -2.2 4.3 29.7 2.7 29.7 2.7
2013 CHN MLB 25 59 .233 .241 .301 .368 .244 .316 105 -1.5 1.6 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.3 -0.0 0.3 -0.0
2013 SFN MLB 3 10 .038 .252 .303 .371 .251 .000 97 -2.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2013 FRE AAA 74 269 .285 .277 .341 .425 .268 .318 101 7.4 7.7 -1.8 -0.5 -0.6 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2014 SEA MLB 34 78 .227 .261 .323 .406 .275 .298 89 -2.4 2.0 -0.6 1.5 0.6 -1.7 -0.0 -1.7 -0.0
2014 TOR MLB 1 3 -.006 .225 .273 .359 .246 .000 94 -0.7 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 DUN A+ 2 9 .309 .247 .300 .339 .229 .500 117 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2014 BUF AAA 26 104 .341 .251 .320 .388 .247 .370 99 9.6 3.1 -1.1 0.7 -1.0 11.9 1.3 11.9 1.3
2014 TAC AAA 16 68 .425 .311 .384 .521 .292 .364 89 12.8 2.0 -0.6 -0.8 1.2 15.3 1.4 15.3 1.4
2014 BLJ Rk 2 7 .275 .210 .302 .283 .232 .400 109 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 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
2006 HEL Rk 233 49 64 12 1 8 31 40 34 18 4 .344 .470 .548 .204 .348 27.9 1.7 3.0
2007 BRV A+ 522 75 117 25 3 12 62 72 95 16 8 .267 .380 .420 .153 .288 41.2 -6.0 3.4
2008 HUN AA 550 73 130 38 4 14 79 75 102 17 1 .281 .386 .472 .190 .284 30.4 -3.7 2.7
2009 NAS AAA 277 29 57 12 5 7 27 31 56 6 5 .242 .333 .424 .182 .300 19.8 11.1 3.0
2009 RNO AAA 170 33 42 6 4 5 27 27 31 8 0 .304 .425 .514 .210 .298 12.8 -0.6 1.2
2009 BRV A+ 51 10 15 2 3 1 9 7 11 4 0 .349 .440 .605 .256 .368 8.8 0.2 0.9
2010 RNO AAA 312 54 76 14 6 8 49 44 49 8 5 .288 .395 .477 .189 .277 13.6 -1.1 1.2
2010 ARI MLB 113 11 24 8 0 2 12 7 29 1 1 .231 .283 .365 .135 .240 0.3 -1.4 -0.1
2011 ARI MLB 7 2 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 .333 .429 .833 .500 .416 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 582 100 145 19 16 12 79 81 91 24 5 .300 .405 .479 .180 .279 29.0 9.9 3.7
2011 CUL Wnt 89 15 20 2 1 1 8 8 17 0 0 .260 .348 .351 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 RNO AAA 510 85 136 35 4 13 66 59 80 11 8 .308 .390 .494 .186 .289 29.7 -2.2 2.7
2013 FRE AAA 269 35 65 11 2 9 31 32 52 7 0 .277 .361 .455 .179 .285 12.1 -0.5 1.2
2013 CHN MLB 59 6 12 2 0 0 4 6 13 0 0 .240 .328 .280 .040 .233 0.3 -0.3 -0.0
2013 SFN MLB 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 .038 -1.9 -0.1 -0.2
2014 BUF AAA 104 15 29 4 1 2 16 14 14 3 0 .354 .423 .500 .146 .341 11.9 0.7 1.3
2014 TAC AAA 68 14 21 5 1 5 14 9 9 2 0 .362 .456 .741 .379 .425 15.3 -0.8 1.4
2014 DUN A+ 9 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .125 .309 0.6 -0.1 0.0
2014 SEA MLB 78 9 18 2 0 1 5 6 13 2 2 .254 .312 .324 .070 .227 -1.7 1.5 -0.0
2014 TOR MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.006 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2014 BLJ Rk 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .429 .333 .000 .275 0.1 -0.1 -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
2010 451 0.5477 0.4279 0.8031 0.5668 0.2598 0.8571 0.6604 0.1969
2011 28 0.5000 0.3929 0.7273 0.5714 0.2143 1.0000 0.0000 0.2727
2013 269 0.5204 0.4275 0.7739 0.6000 0.2403 0.8810 0.4839 0.2261
2014 339 0.5310 0.4336 0.8231 0.6500 0.1887 0.8547 0.7000 0.1769
Career10870.53450.42870.80020.60110.23160.86590.61210.1998

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-07 2014-08-03 15-DL 27 22 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2012-09-03 2012-09-08 Minors 5 0 Left Hip Impingement - -
2009-03-09 2009-04-07 Camp 29 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-09-02 2008-10-06 DTD 34 25 Right Foot Surgery Sesmoid Bone 2008-09-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 3 dCAA (Joe Urbon)1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/5/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 4/24/14. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 7/5/14 after being DFA by Seattle 7/4/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 8/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 7/5/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 7/13/13 after being DFA by San Francisco 7/9/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/4/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. DFA by Arizona 9/19/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Arizona 11/20/09. Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Milwaukee 7/19/09 (Felipe Lopez deal).
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2006 (3-92) (Oregon State). $0.4175M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .181 .248 .233 .174
11 vs R (Multi) .260 .369 .336 .267
18 Split (Multi) .079 .121 .103 .093
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .179 .250 .231 .174
31 vs R (2013) .250 .375 .250 .251
38 Split (2013) .071 .125 .019 .078
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their BettsR.J. Anderson2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing R.J. Anderson2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 12Jeff Quinton2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9Daniel Rathman2014-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 11Jeff Quinton2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Rays Sink to the BottomChris Mosch2014-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 10Jeff Quinton2014-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week NineJeff Quinton2014-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade TargetsIan Lefkowitz2014-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade TargetsJared Weiss2014-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Finding Trade TargetsBen Murphy2014-05-09
Pebble Hunting: The Mets' Pitchers Can't Get a HitSam Miller2014-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Will AmenableR.J. Anderson2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's HawpeR.J. Anderson2013-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-03
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 7/26Ben Lindbergh2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Standing Pat in San FranciscoSam Miller2013-02-01
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 28Larry Granillo2011-09-29
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 4Kevin Goldstein2011-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of SuckJay Jaffe2011-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2010-05-20
Game Story: Diamondbacks at Cubs, Game OneChristina Kahrl2010-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NLChristina Kahrl2010-04-04
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: October 23Kevin Goldstein2009-10-23
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This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: North-South ParityBryan Smith2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Brewers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-05
Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-04-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Corner Outfield ProspectsNate Silver2007-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-23 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Cole Gillespie? Seems to me that if he can sustain his ability to get on base at the major league level, he'll be pretty similar to Conor Jackson. I suppose he'll have to put up good OBPs to get playing time given his reputedly poor defense and lack of power.
(Dennis from LA)
PECOTA sees him as a below average hitter, especially for a corner outfielder. That said, it's probably not hurting the Diamondbacks any to try him out. (Colin Wyers)


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