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2013 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date3-5-1978
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age36 years, 9 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22010
2011
2012
2013
0.02014
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
2003 ATL 25 19 26 21 2 6 2 0 2 14 5 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .423 .667 .327 2.2 -0.3 0.2
2004 ATL 26 29 71 69 8 9 3 0 2 18 1 24 1 0 0 5 0 0 .130 .155 .261 .151 -6.3 -0.3 -0.6
2007 DET 29 17 57 51 7 12 0 0 4 24 5 17 0 1 0 12 0 0 .235 .298 .471 .254 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1
2008 DET 30 12 31 27 6 8 1 0 5 24 2 9 2 0 0 7 0 0 .296 .387 .889 .399 5.3 0.7 0.6
2010 NYN 32 32 65 55 6 7 2 1 1 14 8 23 2 0 0 6 0 0 .127 .262 .255 .213 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
Career109250223294281149421795103300.188.272.422.240-1.5-0.4-0.2

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
1997 MCN A 0 506 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DNC A+ 0 481 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MYR A+ 0 423 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 GRN AA 0 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 GRN AA 129 524 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 RIC AAA 134 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 19 26 .327 .247 .327 .397 .254 .308 100 1.9 0.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2003 RIC AAA 96 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DNV Rk 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .077 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 29 71 .151 .263 .337 .433 .268 .163 97 -8.5 2.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.3 -6.3 -0.6 -6.3 -0.6
2004 RIC AAA 78 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOL AAA 134 547 .245 .269 .337 .426 .255 .248 99 -8.8 15.4 -2.6 12.9 -1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3
2006 TOL AAA 101 394 .261 .254 .319 .388 .255 .172 95 0.4 11.5 1.5 1.3 -0.2 14.2 1.5 14.2 1.5
2007 DET MLB 17 57 .254 .278 .330 .441 .266 .258 103 -0.4 1.7 -0.7 -0.7 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2007 TOL AAA 117 498 .312 .259 .331 .392 .258 .318 92 27.7 14.5 1.9 14.5 -0.5 43.1 5.6 43.1 5.6
2008 DET MLB 12 31 .399 .266 .329 .423 .264 .231 104 4.6 0.9 0.1 0.7 -0.0 5.3 0.6 5.3 0.6
2008 TOL AAA 108 473 .338 .263 .332 .407 .265 .329 88 41.2 14.3 1.9 4.5 -0.7 56.3 5.9 56.3 5.9
2009 TOL AAA 131 548 .249 .261 .328 .391 .246 .285 116 -6.2 15.7 0.3 18.7 0.7 8.2 2.6 8.3 2.6
2010 NYN MLB 32 65 .213 .246 .319 .383 .262 .194 89 -3.1 1.8 -0.3 0.1 -0.9 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2010 BUF AAA 64 282 .305 .264 .330 .407 .254 .294 102 14.4 8.6 -0.6 3.1 0.5 23.4 2.5 23.4 2.5
2010 MTS Rk 1 4 .398 .262 .330 .382 .265 .500 99 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 123 492 .271 .276 .342 .427 .272 .244 96 6.2 14.6 -9.2 -5.5 -3.0 10.7 0.5 10.7 0.5
2013 LOU AAA 121 482 .287 .248 .320 .373 .249 .286 101 14.2 13.8 -8.4 0.3 -0.3 17.3 1.8 17.3 1.8
2014 TOL AAA 116 485 .283 .259 .328 .399 .251 .267 100 12.9 14.5 -0.9 7.5 -1.3 23.9 3.1 23.9 3.1

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
1997 MCN A 506 69 108 25 0 21 74 41 167 0 2 .235 .306 .427 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DNC A+ 481 47 89 21 0 20 63 30 172 3 3 .200 .260 .382 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MYR A+ 423 62 90 25 0 23 54 47 135 0 3 .247 .350 .504 .258 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 GRN AA 482 52 80 23 1 19 50 37 178 3 1 .183 .259 .371 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 GRN AA 524 66 110 23 2 26 80 39 124 2 4 .230 .298 .450 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 RIC AAA 532 67 127 28 1 26 77 34 107 1 5 .262 .324 .486 .223 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RIC AAA 395 47 89 15 3 16 52 24 87 3 1 .248 .302 .440 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DNV Rk 20 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .067 .222 .067 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ATL MLB 26 2 6 2 0 2 3 5 6 0 0 .286 .423 .667 .381 .327 2.2 -0.3 0.2
2004 ATL MLB 71 8 9 3 0 2 5 1 24 0 0 .130 .155 .261 .130 .151 -6.3 -0.3 -0.6
2004 RIC AAA 304 48 76 14 1 19 54 28 65 4 0 .287 .370 .562 .275 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOL AAA 547 69 101 19 1 28 74 58 154 5 4 .214 .312 .436 .222 .245 1.2 12.9 1.3
2006 TOL AAA 394 45 57 11 0 24 49 45 129 3 1 .165 .269 .406 .241 .261 14.2 1.3 1.5
2007 TOL AAA 498 71 107 24 2 31 101 64 153 6 11 .254 .359 .540 .287 .312 43.1 14.5 5.6
2007 DET MLB 57 7 12 0 0 4 12 5 17 0 0 .235 .298 .471 .235 .254 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1
2008 TOL AAA 473 83 108 20 5 34 72 59 140 3 3 .271 .378 .602 .331 .338 56.3 4.5 5.9
2008 DET MLB 31 6 8 1 0 5 7 2 9 0 0 .296 .387 .889 .593 .399 5.3 0.7 0.6
2009 TOL AAA 548 58 101 30 3 23 77 65 171 3 1 .217 .325 .442 .225 .249 8.3 18.7 2.6
2010 BUF AAA 282 43 68 20 0 18 58 27 60 0 0 .274 .355 .573 .298 .305 23.4 3.1 2.5
2010 NYN MLB 65 6 7 2 1 1 6 8 23 0 0 .127 .262 .255 .127 .213 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
2010 MTS Rk 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .398 0.6 0.0 0.1
2012 OKL AAA 492 73 102 19 0 35 78 40 136 0 1 .231 .301 .512 .281 .271 10.7 -5.5 0.5
2013 LOU AAA 482 60 101 32 0 25 56 53 134 0 2 .240 .328 .495 .255 .287 17.3 0.3 1.8
2014 TOL AAA 485 62 104 18 2 28 64 53 116 5 2 .248 .330 .500 .252 .283 23.9 7.5 3.1

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
2008 135 0.5111 0.4963 0.6716 0.7101 0.2727 0.7143 0.5556 0.3284
2010 245 0.4694 0.5143 0.6825 0.7391 0.3154 0.8235 0.3902 0.3175
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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-10 2010-07-19 Minors 39 0 Right Hand Surgery Benign Tumor Broke Off After HBP -
2006-08-01 2006-08-11 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYN $
2012 NYN $
2011 NYN $
2009 NYN $405,000
2004 ATL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$705,000
2 yrTotal$705,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 1 d2014

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed as a free agent 12/8/09 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.425M in majors, $15,000 per month in minors.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed 3/5/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Sent outright to Triple-A 3/28/08. Contract purchased 9/2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/23/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 11/05 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2005). Signed as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Non-tendered 12/04.
  • Drafted 1996 (15-452).

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BP Articles

Mike Hessman is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Position Players Who Changed PECOTA's MindSam Miller2014-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The 2013 All-Fringe-Prospect TeamBen Lindbergh2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The 2012 All-Fringe-Prospect TeamBen Lindbergh2012-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?Jay Jaffe2011-12-22
Transaction Analysis: I Want WandyChristina Kahrl2011-01-27
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East and CentralChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
Minor Issues: Andy Tracy: On the Farm at 36David Laurila2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: A League Average ArticleEric Seidman2010-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL EastChristina Kahrl2010-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Winter Meetings Activity, NL plus Something PettitteChristina Kahrl2009-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessLocked Out and Looking In?: The Quad-A GuysChristina Kahrl2009-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Prospect HelpKevin Goldstein2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League TableJohn Perrotto2008-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: April Awards for HittersKevin Goldstein2008-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: New LeadersKevin Goldstein2007-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Micro DealsChristina Kahrl2007-08-24
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
Playoff Prospectus: Roster ReviewsChristina Kahrl2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 9-17Christina Kahrl2005-11-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2003-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hello guys: I enjoy your chats. Is Adam Duvall (3b Giants/Fresno)going to be playing for the Giants next year? He sure is hitting a ton of HRs for them. And if Sandoval walks, do you think there's a good chance he ends up in Baltimore?
(howling wolf from Bethesda MD)
For minor league nostalgists, Adam Duvall seems like a Mike Hessman for the teens. Fresno isn't quite a launching pad, but we'd say say the major takeaway at the moment is "minor league slugger has hot streak." He's not quite draftable for us in Scoresheet yet, unless you're speculating on an injury.

Is there a good chance the O's sign a past his prime corner player free agent who doesn't hit quite as well as a corner player should and is still trading on a monster season from three years ago? Maybe if Sandoval were five years older! We're curious to see what the O's do, but with Hardy still yet to hit his first homer and Machado hitting like a shortstop, you have to think the O's are seriously going to be considering making that kind of move. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)


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