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Portrait of Ken Harvey

Ken Harvey 1BRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 1078 .274 .322 .411 .253 0.1
Birth Date3-1-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight240 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
2001 KCA 23 4 12 12 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .333 .211 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1
2003 KCA 25 135 524 485 50 129 30 0 13 198 29 94 5 2 3 64 2 3 .266 .313 .408 .253 -2.9 7.7 0.5
2004 KCA 26 120 494 456 47 131 20 1 13 192 28 89 8 2 0 55 1 1 .287 .338 .421 .259 -0.2 2.1 0.2
2005 KCA 27 12 48 45 4 10 3 0 1 16 3 13 0 0 0 5 0 0 .222 .271 .356 .210 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4
Career27110789981022735412741060200134312635.274.322.411.253-7.89.20.1

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
1999 SPO A- 0 235 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WIL A+ 0 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 4 12 .211 .251 .316 .433 .261 .375 106 -0.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2001 WIL A+ 35 156 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .418 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WIC AA 79 344 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .396 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OMA AAA 128 541 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 135 524 .253 .266 .328 .426 .262 .305 103 -4.2 14.2 -9.8 7.7 -3.2 -2.9 0.5 -2.9 0.5
2004 KCA MLB 120 494 .259 .267 .332 .425 .257 .331 102 -0.7 14.7 -9.2 2.1 -4.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.2
2005 KCA MLB 12 48 .210 .254 .312 .404 .251 .290 102 -2.5 1.4 -0.9 -0.4 -1.8 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2005 OMA AAA 25 110 .267 .282 .359 .458 .292 .398 89 0.5 1.8 -1.2 -1.1 -1.8 0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2007 ROC AAA 5 17 .203 .279 .342 .405 .264 .250 95 -1.1 0.5 -0.3 0.0 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2007 TWI Rk 5 20 .277 .259 .337 .360 .267 .214 92 0.4 0.6 -0.4 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1

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
1999 SPO A- 235 49 81 17 0 8 41 23 30 7 3 .397 .477 .598 .201 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WIL A+ 185 20 55 10 0 4 25 14 29 0 2 .335 .411 .470 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WIC AA 344 54 106 20 3 9 63 18 60 3 0 .338 .381 .506 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB 12 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 .250 .250 .333 .083 .211 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1
2001 WIL A+ 156 22 52 9 1 6 27 13 21 3 1 .380 .455 .591 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OMA AAA 541 75 135 30 1 20 75 42 87 8 3 .277 .344 .465 .189 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 524 50 129 30 0 13 64 29 94 2 3 .266 .313 .408 .142 .253 -2.9 7.7 0.5
2004 KCA MLB 494 47 131 20 1 13 55 28 89 1 1 .287 .338 .421 .134 .259 -0.2 2.1 0.2
2005 OMA AAA 110 10 36 4 1 3 18 5 18 0 0 .346 .376 .490 .144 .267 0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2005 KCA MLB 48 4 10 3 0 1 5 3 13 0 0 .222 .271 .356 .133 .210 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4
2007 ROC AAA 17 3 4 1 0 1 5 0 4 0 0 .235 .235 .471 .235 .203 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2007 TWI Rk 20 2 4 3 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 .277 0.8 0.3 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
2007-07-07 2007-09-05 Minors 60 0 Right Knee Surgery 2007-07-17 -
2007-05-09 2007-06-23 Minors 45 0 Right Knee Inflammation - -
2007-04-05 2007-05-08 Minors 33 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery 2007-03-13 -
2007-03-13 2007-03-31 Camp 18 0 Right Knee Surgery 2007-03-13 -
2005-12-14 2005-12-14 FA 0 0 Left Lower Leg Surgery Ruptured Achilles 2005-12-14 -
2005-05-19 2005-10-03 60-DL 137 122 - Low Back Strain - -
2004-09-19 2004-10-04 DTD 15 15 Right Knee Sprain - -
2004-08-22 2004-09-04 15-DL 13 13 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 KCA $375,000
2004 KCA $317,500
2003 KCA $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$992,500
3 yrTotal$992,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 5 d

Details
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2005) (split contract, $254,010 in minors). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/05. DFA by Kansas City 12/05. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/04 (split contract).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003).
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1999 (5-151) (Nebraska). $0.13M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Fall League PreviewKevin Goldstein2011-10-04
Transaction Analysis: Once and Future ProspectsBen Lindbergh2011-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-10-26
Prospectus Idol Entry: Kila Ka'aihueTim Kniker2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: NovocaineWill Carroll2007-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Heating Up on DemandJohn Perrotto2007-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 2-4Christina Kahrl2006-05-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Kansas City RoyalsDave Haller2006-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Kansas City RoyalsWill Carroll2006-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Prospectus Notebook: RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-27
Prospectus Notebook: KC, MILBaseball Prospectus2005-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-25Christina Kahrl2005-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-24, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Two All-Star Follow-upsJoe Sheehan2005-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Injury NationWill Carroll2005-05-23
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 8, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 1, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium access2005--Setting the Stage: Breakout HunchesRany Jazayerli2005-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Kansas City RoyalsWill Carroll2005-03-28
Prospectus Today: AL Central PreviewJoe Sheehan2005-03-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: A Star No One SeesRany Jazayerli2005-03-17
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-02-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2005-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Golden Era?Will Carroll2004-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Under the...Weather?Will Carroll2004-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDivisional All-Star Teams: Playing for Regional PrideJim Baker2004-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: All-Star DiaryJoe Sheehan2004-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Breaking Down the All-Star PicksJoe Sheehan2004-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The CommishJim Baker2004-06-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-06-21
Another Look at OBP: Do Speedy Batters Force More Errors?James Click2004-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: O Captain, My CaptainWill Carroll2004-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: The Tino Martinez All-StarsDerek Zumsteg2004-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hammy-and-EggerWill Carroll2004-06-07
Doctoring The Numbers: Scraping the Bottom of the BarrelRany Jazayerli2004-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL All-Star BallotJoe Sheehan2004-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Kansas City RoyalsWill Carroll2004-03-18
Baseball Prospectus Basics: OPSChristina Kahrl2004-03-05
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2004-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Five Days in PhoenixJoe Sheehan2003-11-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Beast of BurdenWill Carroll2003-08-11
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Ackley's AFL performance affected your opinion of him at all?
(biteme from Lake Forest, California)
Not really. The AFL is a very bad place to make opinions of guys. Record book is littered with names like Scott Pose, Ken Harvey and Tagg Bozied. Not a good place to make assumptions. When you read tomorrow's Mariners list, you'll see where I stand on him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can you compare the competition levels of the winter and fall leagues? How is the average ( average meaning BP reading, minor league following) fan to interpret VWL, DSL stats? Or do they mean nothing because we don't know what the clubs advised their players to work on? Thanks
(mrenick from Little rock)
It's a tough question and all of the factors you talk about are involved. On pure talent, Puerto Rico is consistently the lowest, but the rest are hard to gauge, as you do have guys working on specific aspects of their game, or learning a position, and the talent is so crazy varied, especially in the Dominican and Venezuelan leagues, that feature plenty of establish big league guys. Arizona Fall League is a scouting league for me -- numbers rarely mean much there -- when I think of some of the great hitting seasons put up there, I think about Ken Harvey and Tagg Bozied, so what does that tell you? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)i read the BP morning write up on Chris Carter comparing him to another jack cust, you agree?
(jake from vegas)
Maybe he falls into something on a team that's first baseman-less and mired in the bottom end of the Hit List, but unless he learns how to hit pitches that wiggle, I'm a bit dubious as far as his ultimate upside. Stranger players have gotten multi-year opportunities (Ken Harvey, anyone?), but first basemen who don't rip everything against everybody wind up having catch-as-catch-can careers. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Butler isn't even the least athletic Royal: Ken Harvey, Bob Hamlin.
(Tony from Albuquerque)
More good ones -- and what's with all the Royals? Don't forget Cal Pickering! (Kevin Goldstein)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)thanks for another great edition of your "guide". I see you predict a very, very nice year for Cal Pickering, with a VORP of 36.6 in 337 at bats. Any second thoughts?
(genghis from new york)
Great power, good eye. The Royals have shown a greater affinity for the suspect Ken Harvey, but if they trade Sweeney as rumored (who'll take Sweeney's contract is another story), Pickering should hopefully find his way into the lineup. I could see a short-peak Kevin Mitchell-type career from Pickering if everything breaks right. (Jonah Keri)


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