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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .245 0 0 0 0 .276 0.0
Birth Date11-8-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 13 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2.12012
0.62013
1.92014
+proj
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
2012 SDN 23 60 226 192 28 57 7 1 8 90 31 39 1 2 0 36 0 0 .297 .394 .469 .318 19.1 0.3 2.1
2013 SDN 24 28 108 88 13 19 8 0 1 30 18 18 1 1 0 9 0 0 .216 .352 .341 .260 4.8 0.8 0.6
2014 SDN 25 128 443 377 47 85 19 1 15 151 58 115 2 6 0 49 3 0 .225 .327 .401 .287 19.2 -1.7 1.9
Career21677765788161342242711071724909430.245.350.412.29343.1-0.64.6

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
2010 RDS Rk 8 33 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BAK A+ 56 251 .324 .269 .344 .417 .275 .359 98 18 7.5 2.5 -0.3 -0.0 31.2 3.1 31.2 3.1
2011 CAR AA 45 172 .268 .268 .337 .416 .257 .377 115 1.5 5.1 3 -0.7 -2.3 10.0 0.9 10.0 0.9
2011 LOU AAA 4 18 .464 .262 .331 .371 .246 .545 93 4.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.0 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2012 SDN MLB 60 226 .318 .258 .322 .404 .263 .333 97 12.9 6.2 3.6 0.3 -3.2 19.1 2.1 19.1 2.1
2012 LEL A+ 2 8 .060 .290 .339 .458 .288 .000 78 -1.8 0.2 0 0.1 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 TUC AAA 56 235 .318 .278 .345 .434 .272 .381 103 15.3 7.0 3.2 -1.3 0.5 24.9 2.3 24.9 2.3
2013 SDN MLB 28 108 .260 .252 .313 .391 .257 .257 98 0 2.8 1.6 0.8 0.9 4.8 0.6 4.8 0.6
2013 TUC AAA 9 38 .262 .257 .327 .386 .262 .393 97 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.2 -1.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2014 SDN MLB 128 443 .287 .253 .313 .391 .262 .277 93 11.4 11.4 2.1 -1.7 -3.1 19.2 1.9 19.2 1.9

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
2010 RDS Rk 33 4 8 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 1 .286 .394 .321 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 LOU AAA 18 2 6 2 0 0 2 5 1 0 0 .500 .667 .667 .167 .464 5.0 0.1 0.5
2011 CAR AA 172 20 47 15 0 4 26 13 39 0 1 .301 .360 .474 .173 .268 10.0 -0.7 0.9
2011 BAK A+ 251 47 61 14 0 10 40 41 57 0 0 .296 .410 .510 .214 .324 31.2 -0.3 3.1
2012 TUC AAA 235 40 65 18 0 6 35 37 35 0 0 .335 .443 .521 .186 .318 24.9 -1.3 2.3
2012 LEL A+ 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .000 .060 -1.2 0.1 -0.1
2012 SDN MLB 226 28 57 7 1 8 36 31 39 0 0 .297 .394 .469 .172 .318 19.1 0.3 2.1
2013 TUC AAA 38 3 11 3 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 .306 .342 .389 .083 .262 -0.9 0.2 -0.1
2013 SDN MLB 108 13 19 8 0 1 9 18 18 0 0 .216 .352 .341 .125 .260 4.8 0.8 0.6
2014 SDN MLB 443 47 85 19 1 15 49 58 115 3 0 .225 .327 .401 .175 .287 19.2 -1.7 1.9

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 897 0.4894 0.3935 0.8102 0.5809 0.2140 0.8667 0.6633 0.1898
2013 393 0.4326 0.4326 0.8059 0.6588 0.2601 0.8482 0.7241 0.1941
2014 1884 0.4729 0.3992 0.7513 0.5679 0.2477 0.8123 0.6260 0.2487
Career31740.47260.40170.77470.58280.23970.83210.64870.2253

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-31 2014-08-02 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Swelling -
2014-05-28 2014-05-28 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Backswing of Bat -
2013-07-07 2013-09-30 60-DL 85 74 Right Knee Surgery ACL Reconstruction & MCL Injury 2013-08-06 -
2012-07-31 2012-08-17 15-DL 17 16 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-10-19 2011-11-17 WIN 29 0 Left Fingers Soreness Middle Finger - -
2011-08-09 2011-08-16 Minors 7 0 - Head Concussion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SDN $792,000
2013 SDN $1,240,000
2012 SDN $750,000
2011 CIN $750,000
2010 CIN $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,490,000
2011Current$792,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$4,282,000
5 yrTotal$4,282,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 115 dGreg Genske1 year/$0.792M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.792M (2014). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/14.
  • 4 years (2010-13). Signed Major League contract with Cincinnati 8/16/10. $2.99M signing bonus. 13:$0.49M. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cincinnati 12/17/11. Placed on restricted list 11/7/12 (positive PED test).
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2010 (1-12) (Miami, Fla.).

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 523 68 130 27 1 15 65 77 100 0 0 .297 .404 .470 .321 43.9 C 0 4.8
80o 499 62 119 25 1 14 60 70 99 0 0 .281 .385 .444 .306 34.8 C 0 3.8
70o 483 58 111 23 1 13 56 65 97 0 0 .270 .372 .426 .295 28.7 C 0 3.2
60o 468 55 104 22 1 12 53 61 96 0 0 .260 .360 .410 .286 23.7 C 0 2.6
50o 455 52 97 20 1 11 50 58 95 0 0 .251 .349 .396 .277 19.3 C 0 2.1
40o 442 49 92 19 1 11 47 54 94 0 0 .242 .339 .382 .269 15.1 C 0 1.7
30o 427 46 86 18 1 10 44 51 92 0 0 .233 .327 .367 .260 10.9 C 0 1.2
20o 411 42 80 17 1 9 41 47 91 0 0 .222 .313 .350 .249 6.2 C 0 0.7
10o 387 38 71 15 1 8 37 42 88 0 0 .207 .295 .326 .234 0.3 C 0 0.1
Weighted Mean462531012111251609600.255.355.403.28221.5C 02.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 45% 3% 17% 84%

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
201526614781322911771721340.247.337.401.2692.321.2-2.53.214.95.50.4
201627607771333011669741250.253.346.405.2742.623.9-2.53.014.98.50.4
201728634801363201772781390.248.341.401.2712.422.1-2.62.914.96.80.4
201829626781312711871731340.238.329.390.2641.917.2-2.62.714.92.10.4
201930631791362911771761410.248.339.397.2692.320.5-2.62.614.95.60.4
202031634761342811567711420.241.327.377.2591.614.0-2.62.414.9-0.80.4
202132638771342811668731390.239.327.376.2591.613.8-2.62.214.9-0.70.4
202233609731282611565681350.241.327.377.2591.614.0-2.52.014.9-0.40.4
202334609711302621260671330.242.327.363.2551.311.3-2.51.814.9-2.90.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
39.316.33023.319.419.1128.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Devin Mesoraco 2013 .233
2 84 Jeff Clement 2009 .000 DNP
3 82 Ryan Lavarnway 2013 .269
4 81 Hank Conger 2013 .259
5 80 Matt Wieters 2011 .263
6 80 Chris Parmelee 2013 .244
7 80 Chris Iannetta 2008 .303
8 80 Buster Posey 2012 .346
9 78 Carlos Santana 2011 .283
10 78 Domonic Brown 2013 .292
11 78 Justin Smoak 2012 .239
12 78 Brett Wallace 2012 .265
13 77 Geovany Soto 2008 .290
14 77 Miguel Montero 2009 .290
15 77 Andy LaRoche 2009 .249
16 76 Vincent DiFazio 2011 .000 DNP
17 76 J.R. Towles 2009 .216
18 76 Jason Kubel 2007 .278
19 76 Kila Ka'aihue 2009 .000 DNP
20 76 Mike Carp 2011 .279
21 76 Joey Votto 2009 .334
22 76 Alex Avila 2012 .257
23 76 Brandon Belt 2013 .310
24 75 Matt LaPorta 2010 .232
25 75 Carlos Quentin 2008 .321
26 75 J.D. Martinez 2013 .244
27 74 Chris Coghlan 2010 .274
28 74 Yonder Alonso 2012 .275
29 74 Mitch Moreland 2011 .254
30 74 Wilson Ramos 2013 .268
31 74 James Darnell 2012 .235
32 74 Lou Marson 2011 .218
33 74 Chris Garcia 2013 .000 DNP
34 74 Kyle Seager 2013 .290
35 73 Eric Thames 2012 .248
36 73 Chris Carter 2008 .253
37 73 Chris McGuiness 2013 .135
38 73 Daric Barton 2011 .233
39 73 Josh Donaldson 2011 .000 DNP
40 73 Elijah Dukes 2009 .263
41 73 Jeff Larish 2008 .233
42 73 Chase Headley 2009 .270
43 73 Lars Anderson 2013 .000 DNP
44 73 Max Ramirez 2010 .257
45 72 Michael McKenry 2010 .037
46 72 Josh Reddick 2012 .275
47 72 Gaby Sanchez 2009 .270
48 72 John Jaso 2009 .000 DNP
49 72 Jonathan Lucroy 2011 .247
50 72 Tommy Medica 2013 .312
51 72 Brandon Moss 2009 .233
52 72 Matt Joyce 2010 .284
53 72 Javier Brito 2008 .000 DNP
54 72 John Bowker 2009 .226
55 72 Desmond Jennings 2012 .261
56 71 Josh Kreuzer 2008 .000 DNP
57 71 Neil Walker 2011 .266
58 71 Ryan Kalish 2013 .000 DNP
59 71 Conor Jackson 2007 .283
60 71 Lucas Duda 2011 .314
61 71 Jed Lowrie 2009 .182
62 71 Wladimir Balentien 2010 .000 DNP
63 71 Kendrys Morales 2008 .220
64 71 Daniel Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
65 71 Joe Mather 2008 .270
66 71 Jason Hagerty 2013 .000 DNP
67 71 Shin-Soo Choo 2008 .320
68 71 Chris Gimenez 2008 .000 DNP
69 71 Nick Hundley 2009 .265
70 71 Rich Poythress 2013 .000 DNP
71 71 Vince Belnome 2013 .000 DNP
72 70 Jerry Sands 2013 .000 DNP
73 70 James Loney 2009 .277
74 70 Nick Evans 2011 .269
75 70 Matt Rizzotti 2011 .000 DNP
76 70 Jason Kipnis 2012 .262
77 70 Christian Marrero 2012 .000 DNP
78 70 Bronson Sardinha 2008 .000 DNP
79 70 Yamaico Navarro 2013 .235
80 70 Allan Dykstra 2012 .000 DNP
81 70 Khris Davis 2013 .322
82 70 Brandon Allen 2011 .245
83 70 Kody Hinze 2013 .000 DNP
84 70 Russell Martin 2008 .281
85 70 Ian Kinsler 2007 .271
86 70 Steve Pearce 2008 .257
87 70 Ike Davis 2012 .272
88 70 Kole Calhoun 2013 .294
89 70 David Cooper 2012 .285
90 70 Tyler Flowers 2011 .259
91 70 Travis Buck 2009 .228
92 70 Logan Morrison 2013 .262
93 69 Travis Snider 2013 .230
94 69 Sean Coughlin 2010 .000 DNP
95 69 Josh Thole 2012 .207
96 69 Zach Lutz 2011 .000 DNP
97 69 Adrian Gonzalez 2007 .305
98 69 Adam Lind 2009 .307
99 69 Aaron Luna 2012 .000 DNP
100 69 Dustin Ackley 2013 .251

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .342 .493 .302
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .391 .357 .284
18 Split (Multi) -.004 .050 -.136 -.018
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .233 .333 .419 .274
31 vs R (2013) .200 .368 .267 .244
38 Split (2013) -.033 .035 -.152 -.030
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Acquired in the Latos trade, Grandal saw his timetable accelerated thanks to Nick Hundley's balky knee. The native of Cuba flashed power from both sides of the plate and exhibited a strong understanding of the strike zone for someone who had never faced big-league pitching. Behind the dish Grandal remains a work in progress, although he improved with experience. Now that the league knows who he is, the game of adjustments and counter-adjustments begins. Grandal's offense might slip some as a sophomore, but assuming he continues to develop offensively and defensively, the long-term outlook is bright. He is a first-division starting catcher in the making. A positive test for elevated testosterone levels will keep Grandal out of action until the end of May.
2012 The Reds took Grandal with the 12th overall pick in 2010, and the switch-hitting catcher out of the University of Miami ended his first full season in Triple-A. Such rapid advancement placed him at number 30 on Kevin Goldstein's midseason Top 50 prospects list. Stuck behind Devin Mesoraco in Cincinnati, Grandal was the key piece in the Latos trade. He gives the Padres options in case Nick Hundley's 2011 turns out to have been a fluke or Austin Hedges doesn't develop as anticipated. Grandal ranked among organizational leaders in doubles in 2011, and the hope is that some of those will translate into homers as he matures. He also exhibited strong plate discipline in the California League, although that slipped considerably on promotion to Double-A, which is likely where he will spend most of his first season with the Padres tightening up an already promising defensive game.
2011 For the second time in four drafts, the Reds used their first-round pick on a catcher, selecting Grandal 12th overall. The switch-hitter showed plenty of patience at the expense of little power during his brief professional debut, but both are expected to qualify as strengths going forward. An accomplished salsa dancer, Grandal still needs to work on his footwork behind the plate, but he boasts a strong arm and capable receiving skills. The greatest obstacles in the Cuban’s path are Devin Mesoraco, who’s only six months older, but significantly closer to the majors, and taking a sword in the gut from a misdirected Beowulf.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did no one see Mesoraco blowing up? What a year! - any catcher's trending in a direction you like that could produce a devin like explosion in '15?
(CASS from Scarsdale)
This question comes from my buddy Doug Cassidy, who was a stalwart Mesoraco advocate for quite a few years... good call Cass, he finally came through for ya! Similarly, I'm not giving up on Yasmani Grandal. He's got good power and strong plate discipline, and I wonder if a permanent move out from behind the plate to first base will be a boon for his bat. The ballpark and surrounding lineup don't help, but I'm still a firm believer in his skills. Let's give him some credit for making it back so quickly from last year's knee blowout, too... another year of health could be another boost. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like more? Austin Hedges or Yasmani Grandal?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
Hedges, but don't rule out Grandal. He's been overlooked because of the suspension and injury, but he can still do a lot of things well. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)In your opinion, how much of an effect have PED's contributed to Yasmani Grandal's earlier (excellent) performance and will he become a top tier catcher without the juice.
(dmairs from Calgary)
I assume it helped him a great deal. I don't think he's a top tier catcher regardless of the juice. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Paul, I'm in a 20-team dynasty points league. Jason Castro or Yasmani Grandal long term? Scoring is essentially total bases + runs + rbis. (To give you an idea, Castro is currently 6th in catcher scoring for the year.) I'm looking to keep one and trade one for pitching help. Thoughts? Thanks for answering.
(Randall Simon from Sausage Race)
I like Castro (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Yasmani Grandal is tough to predict with the steroids issue, but do you think he's a 15-20 HR kinda guy (over full season) going forward? .280 BA or so? Thanks
(Tom from Boston)
The fence coming in helps....he's not hitting 15+ home runs ROS though. 280 is possible. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a higher ceiling? Austin Hedges or Yasmani Grandal?
(padremurph from San Diego)
I nearly always, as a rule, pick the younger player for "ceiling" questions because the range of possibilities shrinks exponentially as we near death. But Grandal. (Sam Miller)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Geoff, what's your prediction for the Padres this year and is Nick Hundley coming up on Comeback Player of the Year?
(LaMarBrown from San Diego)
Hey LaMar, how's it going? The Padres look to me like a .500 team. I like the offensive core, especially once Yasmani Grandal returns from his suspension, but the pitching concerns me. I'm intrigued to see how the new outfield dimensions affect guys at the back end of the rotation. As for Hundley, he wasn't healthy last year and the numbers reflect that. He won't hit like he did in 2011, but he should return to 2009-2010 levels, which could make him an enticing trade target later in the season. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Nick Hundley get non-tendered? Seems to me that the organization has soured on him greatly over the last year.
(jlarsen from chicago)
Hi jlarsen, thanks for the question. The Padres signed Hundley to a 3-year, $9 million deal last March so he'll be in the mix. I don't know that the Padres have soured on him since then so much as they've witnessed the emergence of Yasmani Grandal, who appears to the be club's catcher of the present and future (at least until Austin Hedges is ready, which creates a nice "problem"). Assuming his right knee is healthy, Hundley gives the Padres an insurance policy for Grandal and could have trade value to another team. (Geoff Young)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are my Padres ever going to make a run again, or was 2010 the closest we're going to get? What does the future of the Padres organization look like, what is the state of our minor league system?
(I aint Quentin from Beutiful San Diego)
The Padres have one of the deepest farm systems in baseball, and the key is whether that depth can overcome the lack of starpower. We've started to see some of the pieces of a future Padres contender already, with Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso, and on the offensive side, Rymer Liriano should be coming sometime in 2013. Getting Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin from the Rangers for Mike Adams at last year's deadline was a very nice move, and the Padres should be able to acquire more talent this July for Street. (Daniel Rathman)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2012 3982 89 12.4 21.8 2258 6.9 1.6 5.0 14.0 26.8
2013 2041 38 6.2 21.3 1072 1.2 0.2 1.6 6.5 22.9
2014 5272 99 12.6 16.8 3033 -4.8 -1.4 -3.3 11.2 13.5
total 11295 223 30.3 18.8 6363 3.9 0.6 0.7 31.0 19.5

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