Biographical

Portrait of Ruben Gotay

Ruben Gotay 3BReds

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .230 5 26 25 4 .241 0.0
Birth Date12-25-1982
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age31 years, 9 months, 28 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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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
2004 KCA 21 44 166 152 17 41 7 3 1 57 9 36 2 2 1 16 0 1 .270 .315 .375 .228 -0.6 -6.0 -0.7
2005 KCA 22 86 317 282 32 64 14 2 5 97 22 51 4 5 4 29 2 2 .227 .288 .344 .231 2.6 2.7 0.5
2007 NYN 24 98 211 190 25 56 12 0 4 80 16 42 1 1 3 24 3 3 .295 .351 .421 .263 5.4 -3.1 0.2
2008 ATL 25 88 117 102 10 24 5 0 2 35 13 32 0 0 2 8 1 1 .235 .322 .343 .227 0.0 -0.5 -0.0
Career31681172684185385122696016178107767.255.315.371.2387.3-7.00.0

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
2002 BUR A 133 603 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 134 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 44 166 .228 .270 .336 .438 .261 .342 102 -5.8 4.9 -0.2 -6.0 0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7
2004 WIC AA 106 476 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 86 317 .231 .270 .327 .428 .262 .255 104 -9.8 9.1 -0.5 2.7 3.8 2.6 0.5 2.6 0.5
2005 WIC AA 28 122 .279 .265 .330 .406 .256 .255 114 2.1 3.0 -0.2 -1.1 -0.4 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2006 NOR AAA 42 169 .271 .254 .318 .389 .255 .306 88 1.8 4.2 0 -3.8 -1.5 4.3 0.0 4.3 0.0
2006 OMA AAA 87 374 .244 .265 .333 .402 .261 .301 99 -6.1 10.6 -1 0.4 -0.0 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2007 NYN MLB 98 211 .263 .267 .332 .414 .256 .359 99 0.8 6.3 -0.1 -3.1 -0.3 5.4 0.2 5.4 0.2
2007 NWO AAA 23 98 .261 .265 .340 .409 .257 .288 103 0.1 2.9 0.1 -1.8 -1.0 1.3 -0.1 1.3 -0.1
2008 ATL MLB 88 117 .227 .255 .328 .400 .259 .324 97 -4.2 3.4 0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2008 RIC AAA 3 14 .237 .264 .336 .404 .281 .300 84 -0.2 0.3 0 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2009 RNO AAA 118 479 .298 .276 .349 .431 .277 .306 109 19.7 14.0 0.4 -3.8 -3.0 27.2 2.3 27.2 2.3
2010 MEM AAA 139 577 .294 .274 .345 .429 .265 .354 98 23.4 18.4 1 5.6 -0.7 38.2 4.2 38.2 4.2
2011 GWN AAA 72 279 .229 .258 .326 .395 .251 .281 95 -10.2 8.7 -0.6 -2.6 1.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3
2011 NWO AAA 62 239 .248 .278 .352 .433 .267 .279 92 -3.4 7.4 -0.9 -4.6 -0.5 4.2 -0.0 4.2 -0.0
2012 GWN AAA 57 213 .265 .251 .316 .385 .247 .300 101 1.1 6.3 0.7 -0.8 0.3 8.1 0.7 8.1 0.7
2012 LVG AAA 22 92 .277 .281 .345 .428 .271 .450 110 1.8 2.7 -0.1 1.7 1.1 5.3 0.7 5.3 0.7
2012 MAN Wnt 37 158 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFD AA 133 576 .274 .252 .320 .389 .259 .313 106 8.3 15.6 -0.6 -3.1 -1.0 23.0 2.1 21.6 2.0
2014 LOU AAA 136 585 .246 .262 .328 .396 .250 .304 107 -9.3 17.5 -2.1 -4.7 2.2 9.5 0.5 9.5 0.5

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
2002 BUR A 603 87 145 42 9 9 83 73 110 5 4 .285 .380 .456 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 582 68 131 31 2 9 72 60 97 8 1 .261 .346 .384 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 166 17 41 7 3 1 16 9 36 0 1 .270 .315 .375 .105 .228 -0.6 -6.0 -0.7
2004 WIC AA 476 71 117 22 6 9 68 51 60 9 10 .289 .369 .440 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 317 32 64 14 2 5 29 22 51 2 2 .227 .288 .344 .117 .231 2.6 2.7 0.5
2005 WIC AA 122 22 27 8 0 3 15 12 13 0 2 .245 .320 .400 .155 .279 3.7 -1.1 0.3
2006 OMA AAA 374 45 89 16 2 9 43 26 67 7 1 .264 .320 .404 .139 .244 5.6 0.4 0.6
2006 NOR AAA 169 19 41 12 1 3 21 10 29 4 5 .266 .315 .416 .149 .271 4.3 -3.8 0.0
2007 NYN MLB 211 25 56 12 0 4 24 16 42 3 3 .295 .351 .421 .126 .263 5.4 -3.1 0.2
2007 NWO AAA 98 12 21 7 1 2 13 14 14 1 1 .256 .371 .439 .183 .261 1.3 -1.8 -0.1
2008 RIC AAA 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .250 .357 .250 .000 .237 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 117 10 24 5 0 2 8 13 32 1 1 .235 .322 .343 .108 .227 0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 RNO AAA 479 65 101 29 2 11 57 102 69 2 4 .272 .428 .450 .178 .298 27.2 -3.8 2.3
2010 MEM AAA 577 84 135 30 1 13 70 95 116 0 5 .285 .410 .436 .150 .294 38.2 5.6 4.2
2011 GWN AAA 279 28 62 4 2 3 25 28 36 6 3 .253 .325 .322 .069 .229 -0.1 -2.6 -0.3
2011 NWO AAA 239 30 49 8 1 6 22 29 45 5 1 .239 .342 .376 .137 .248 4.2 -4.6 -0.0
2012 GWN AAA 213 31 44 8 1 5 22 31 46 1 0 .243 .357 .381 .138 .265 8.1 -0.8 0.7
2012 MAN Wnt 158 16 40 10 2 0 20 22 17 0 2 .298 .401 .403 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 92 14 27 3 0 0 14 13 19 3 0 .346 .435 .385 .038 .277 5.3 1.7 0.7
2013 SFD AA 576 75 139 31 0 16 89 72 95 16 7 .279 .366 .438 .159 .274 21.6 -3.1 2.0
2014 LOU AAA 585 86 132 22 1 17 59 61 127 3 3 .255 .332 .400 .145 .246 9.5 -4.7 0.5

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
2008 532 0.5357 0.3936 0.7799 0.5228 0.2429 0.8121 0.7000 0.2153
Career5320.53570.39360.77990.52280.24290.81210.70.2153

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-17 2008-09-01 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-02 2007-03-28 Camp 26 0 Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 ATL $403,000
2006 SLN $340,500
2005 KCA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,059,500
3 yrTotal$1,059,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 170 dOctagon1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/14/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 6/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Florida as a free agent 12/2/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Florida. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 6/19/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/30/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/24/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2008). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08. Claimed by Atlanta off waivers from NY Mets 3/28/08. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). DFA by NY Mets, sent outright to Triple-A 2/07. Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3405M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Kansas City 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/04.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2000 (31-914) (Indian Hills CC, Ia.).

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
90o 514 64 123 24 1 12 56 67 101 10 3 .279 .373 .417 .288 25.7 3B -2, 2B 0 2.5
80o 492 59 113 22 1 11 51 61 100 9 3 .264 .355 .394 .274 17.9 3B -2, 2B 0 1.7
70o 476 55 104 20 1 10 48 57 99 8 3 .253 .342 .377 .264 12.7 3B -2, 2B 0 1.1
60o 463 52 98 19 1 9 45 54 97 8 3 .243 .331 .363 .256 8.5 3B -2, 2B 0 0.7
50o 450 49 93 18 1 9 43 51 96 7 3 .235 .320 .350 .248 4.8 3B -2, 2B 0 0.3
40o 437 46 87 17 1 8 40 48 95 7 2 .226 .310 .337 .240 1.3 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.1
30o 424 44 82 16 1 8 38 45 94 7 2 .217 .299 .324 .231 -2.3 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.5
20o 408 40 74 14 0 7 35 41 92 6 2 .207 .286 .308 .221 -6.1 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.9
10o 386 36 66 13 0 6 32 36 89 5 2 .192 .268 .286 .207 -11.0 3B -2, 2B 0 -1.4
Weighted Mean4565095181944529783.239.325.356.2516.53B -2, 2B 00.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 6% 4% 11% 14%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153225028519052425554.230.308.340.2410.23.3-0.3-0.214.9-11.2-1.4
20163325027499052325553.221.299.324.232-0.4-2.1-0.3-0.214.9-16.5-1.4
201734431468214173843964.216.296.312.227-0.9-6.0-0.8-0.514.9-19.6-2.5
201835603631152011052601354.214.292.307.224-1.3-8.5-1.4-0.914.9-21.2-3.5
201936608641161911053591413.214.290.308.224-1.4-9.1-1.5-1.114.9-21.5-3.5
202037630651181911053621472.211.288.300.221-1.6-11.3-1.7-1.314.9-23.2-3.6
20213860661111181949581450.205.282.289.215-2.0-15.0-1.6-1.414.9-26.9-3.5
20223962161111181849591490.199.275.277.208-2.5-19.2-1.7-1.714.9-30.8-3.6
202340609661151911155611360.215.295.317.229-1.1-7.1-1.6-1.814.9-18.6-3.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Royce Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
2 91 Andy Gonzalez 2013 .000 DNP
3 86 Kevin Howard 2012 .000 DNP
4 86 Russ Adams 2012 .000 DNP
5 82 Adam Heether 2013 .000 DNP
6 82 J.J. Furmaniak 2011 .000 DNP
7 81 Jason Bowers 2009 .000 DNP
8 81 Brian Barden 2012 .000 DNP
9 80 Andrew Beattie 2009 .000 DNP
10 80 Erick Almonte 2009 .000 DNP
11 80 Rico Washington 2009 .000 DNP
12 80 Jon Weber 2009 .000 DNP
13 80 Chase Lambin 2011 .000 DNP
14 79 John Gall 2009 .000 DNP
15 79 Vinny Rottino 2011 .189
16 79 Corey Smith 2013 .000 DNP
17 78 Jose Yepez 2012 .000 DNP
18 78 Richard Paz 2009 .000 DNP
19 77 Ed Lucas 2013 .243
20 77 Val Majewski 2012 .000 DNP
21 77 Noah Hall 2008 .000 DNP
22 77 Eric Riggs 2008 .000 DNP
23 77 Mike Hollimon 2013 .000 DNP
24 77 Andy Cannizaro 2010 .000 DNP
25 77 Juan Melo 2008 .000 DNP
26 76 Michel Abreu 2010 .000 DNP
27 76 Andy Green 2009 .270
28 76 Justin Christian 2011 .268
29 76 Max St. Pierre 2011 .000 DNP
30 76 Trent Durrington 2007 .000 DNP
31 76 Barry Wesson 2008 .000 DNP
32 75 JD Closser 2011 .000 DNP
33 75 Terry Tiffee 2010 .000 DNP
34 75 Dusty Brown 2013 .000 DNP
35 75 Joey Hammond 2009 .000 DNP
36 75 Doug Bernier 2011 .000 DNP
37 75 Luis Maza 2011 .000 DNP
38 75 Mike Edwards 2008 .000 DNP
39 75 Jesus Feliciano 2010 .202
40 75 J.R. House 2011 .000 DNP
41 75 Joe Thurston 2011 .183
42 75 Dee Brown 2009 .000 DNP
43 74 Anderson Machado 2012 .000 DNP
44 74 Wes Timmons 2010 .000 DNP
45 74 Ryan Fleming 2007 .000 DNP
46 74 Jeff Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
47 74 Ricardo Nanita 2012 .000 DNP
48 74 Rich Thompson 2010 .000 DNP
49 74 Derek Wathan 2008 .000 DNP
50 74 Barbaro Canizares 2011 .000 DNP
51 73 Steve Holm 2011 .142
52 73 Brandon Harper 2007 .000 DNP
53 73 Leslie Anderson 2013 .000 DNP
54 73 Luke Carlin 2012 .259
55 73 Javier Colina 2010 .000 DNP
56 73 Todd Donovan 2010 .000 DNP
57 73 Mike Rose 2008 .000 DNP
58 73 Steve Torrealba 2009 .000 DNP
59 73 Don Kelly 2011 .239
60 73 Hector Luna 2011 .000 DNP
61 73 Bobby Scales 2009 .241
62 72 Doug Clark 2007 .000 DNP
63 72 Kevin Barker 2007 .000 DNP
64 72 Greg Jacobs 2008 .000 DNP
65 72 Adam Stern 2011 .000 DNP
66 72 Ryan Roberts 2012 .235
67 72 Brian Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
68 72 Jesus Merchan 2012 .000 DNP
69 72 J.C. Boscan 2011 .253
70 72 Corky Miller 2007 .248
71 72 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 .250
72 72 Brooks Badeaux 2008 .000 DNP
73 72 Andres Torres 2009 .308
74 72 Edwin Maysonet 2013 .000 DNP
75 72 Lou Montanez 2013 .000 DNP
76 71 Mike McCoy 2012 .180
77 71 Gil Velazquez 2011 .413
78 71 Nick Gorneault 2010 .000 DNP
79 71 Doug Deeds 2012 .000 DNP
80 71 John Suomi 2012 .000 DNP
81 71 Chris Barnwell 2010 .000 DNP
82 71 Jack Hannahan 2011 .261
83 71 Jeremy Reed 2012 .000 DNP
84 71 Guillermo Rodriguez 2009 .113
85 71 John Raburn 2010 .000 DNP
86 70 Ramon Vazquez 2008 .266
87 70 Dave Matranga 2008 .000 DNP
88 70 Jason Hill 2008 .000 DNP
89 70 Matt Kata 2009 .143
90 70 Guillermo Quiroz 2013 .190
91 70 Ramon Nivar 2011 .000 DNP
92 70 Matt Erickson 2007 .000 DNP
93 70 Cody Clark 2013 .105
94 69 Ron Calloway 2008 .000 DNP
95 69 Joe Inglett 2009 .243
96 69 Juan Sosa 2007 .000 DNP
97 69 Gookie Dawkins 2010 .000 DNP
98 69 Ray Olmedo 2012 .202
99 69 Eric Bruntlett 2009 .183
100 69 Mark Saccomanno 2011 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Gotay's currently a sabermetric fave because of a sense that he's been overlooked and stranded in the minors; after all, who doesn't like a "Free Player X!" campaign? And he drew a hundred walks! Now, Gotay did have the misfortune of coming up in the Royals' organization, and seems to have caught one unlucky break after another following that brief spin with the Mets in '07. Keep in mind, however, that his BABIP in that Mets season was an unsustainable .359, that last year he was hitting in hitter-friendly Reno in a circuit increasingly populated by placeholding dreck, and that he's in his prime. Would he make a serviceable platoon starter at second, or even third? Yes, if a team could look past his defense or his struggles against lefties. Put him on the Twins in '09, and he'd be the Patient Piranha. Unfortunately, a journeyman's breakthrough requires organizational buy-in and his being in the right organization at the right time, because adequate second basemen almost literally do grow on trees. All you can reasonably bank on is Gotay's OBP vs. right-handers, and while that's a lot, he'll need to catch a break to escape Triple-A.
2009 Sub-utility man Ruben Gotay isnít viable at shortstop or at the plate, yet he keeps getting major league opportunities.
2008 Gotay was another contestant in the pre-Luis Castillo game of second base musical chairs. He performed well enough, but it's hard to see much of a future for him. If you can't play on the left side of the infield, which Gotay can't, then you have to be an everyday player, and Gotay can't be that either because another thing he can't do is hit left-handers. Sadly, he's more suited for the Island of Misfit Toys than a championship-caliber big league roster.
2007 The Mets acquired Gotay, defrocked Royals second baseman of the future, in July in exchange for Jeff Keppinger. It was a trade of a second baseman the Mets didn`t want for one that, with the emergence of Jose Valentin, they didn`t need. Still, the Mets got three years younger in the deal, and Gotay, once a valued prospect, played quite well at Norfolk. With Valentin almost guaranteed to regress this season, there may yet be a second act to the Gotay story.
2006 It`s hard to argue that Gotay was rushed. After all, he hit well in an extended trial in 2004, and as late as June 20th he was hitting a perfectly respectable .262/.321/.422. He then went into a 15-for-95 tailspin that only ended when he was shipped back to Double-A. The Royals publicly admitted that Gotay`s confidence was completely shot. Gotay`s defense isn`t very good, but it`s also not nearly as bad as the Royals would have you believe. He will probably spend the year in Omaha, which may be the best thing for him at this point. Many in the organization compare him to Todd Walker, and the funny thing is that they mean it as an insult.
2005 The very definition of a sleeper prospect, Gotay again showed exciting offensive potential for a middle infielder his age, and once again, he was completely ignored by prospect mavens. (According to Baseball America, he wasn't among the Top 20 Prospects in the Texas League.) Gotay's defense was reported to have improved under Frank White's tutelage in Wichita last season, but the numbers above say otherwise; one observer compares him to Todd Walker. His glove aside, 21-year-old second basemen who can hold their own offensively in the major leagues should not be nearly this unheralded.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, Care to share some of "your guys" for this season?
(Fred from Houston)
I've been including some of these in the pieces I've been writing for Rotowire, but off the top of my head...Trevor Cahill, Drew Stubbs, Alfredo Aceves, Rickie Weeks, Dexter Fowler, Chris Outfielder Young. Ruben Gotay if finds his way to the majors. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Kelly Johnson will do as the 2B for the D-Backs this year?
(Desert Fox from Phoenix)
Not as good as Ruben Gotay would have. Johnson's a capable player, essentially average when healthy. Better him than Augie Ojeda. He has limited upside. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven, big fan of your YES work, despite being a Mets fan. Jeff Keppinger is starting at short and batting second for the Reds today, while the Mets just released Ruben Gotay. This makes me sad. Has Willie Randolph inherited Torre's taste in lumpy bench-help, and isn't this a supernally bad idea in the NL? Also: Hrghle. Edwar Ramirez? Blix? Hee hee hee hee. Thanks!
(rtkimmerle from NJ)
Thank you for coming aboard despite your Mets-ness. I actually enjoy following the Mets too. No doubt sports talk radio hosts would call me a fraud for not hating the Mets as much as I like the Yankees, but I'm a baseball fan who enjoys the sport whatever the color of the uniforms, not an unthinking bigot. Anyway, I thought the Mets acted precipitously on Gotay, but I also accept that Gotay was over his head last year and that with pitcher-constricted rosters ("pitcher-creep?") you need your U-INF to be able to sub at short. What was odd about it was that Luis Castillo is in such poor shape.

...As I said of Scott Patterson, Edwar will get his chance down the line. I'm still trying to get a handle on how Girardi will handle his bullpen. That will give us a clue as to when... Blix! (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets need a good 5th starter. How about El Duque, Mike Pelfrey, Ruben Gotay, Marlon Anderson and Aaron Heilman for Ian Snell?
(Jay from Flushing)
That plus a ton of Famous Amos hot dogs still doesn't get you Snell, I suspect. Remember, it isn't Littlefield who's picking up the phone any more. (Christina Kahrl)


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