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John Hester C Angels

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date9-14-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
-0.12012
0.02013
0.72014
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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
2009 ARI 25 15 30 28 4 7 2 0 1 12 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .251 1.0 0.0 0.1
2010 ARI 26 38 106 95 9 20 7 0 2 33 11 32 0 0 0 7 1 0 .211 .292 .347 .236 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2012 ANA 28 39 95 85 14 18 1 0 3 28 8 25 1 0 1 4 0 0 .212 .287 .329 .238 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1
2013 ANA 29 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .624 0.4 -0.0 0.0
Career93232208284510067322641011510.216.294.351.2400.4-0.20.0

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
2006 MSO Rk 56 227 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 79 320 .256 .263 .339 .412 .265 .305 99 -1.5 10.7 2.7 -1.0 -4.3 10.8 1.0 10.8 1.0
2008 MOB AA 92 331 .251 .262 .341 .395 .253 .327 104 -3.3 9.8 4.6 0.5 -1.1 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2009 ARI MLB 15 30 .251 .243 .321 .387 .253 .300 104 -0.3 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.6 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2009 RNO AAA 92 355 .290 .276 .351 .434 .278 .388 110 11.6 10.3 5 0.8 1.8 27.8 2.8 27.8 2.8
2010 ARI MLB 38 106 .236 .255 .324 .400 .269 .295 94 -2.6 2.9 1.7 -0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2010 RNO AAA 37 159 .333 .283 .357 .444 .273 .419 107 12.9 4.8 2.2 0.5 0.7 19.5 1.9 19.5 1.9
2011 NOR AAA 82 310 .236 .258 .325 .398 .253 .325 94 -8.6 9.6 5.2 -0.1 -2.9 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 10 43 .240 .304 .376 .483 .271 .281 130 -1 1.3 0.8 -0.1 -0.7 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 ANA MLB 39 95 .238 .262 .320 .420 .264 .263 102 -2.1 2.6 1.6 -0.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 NOR AAA 10 38 .287 .257 .332 .364 .251 .320 94 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.0 -0.0 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2012 SLC AAA 26 105 .239 .266 .331 .412 .259 .288 102 -2.4 3.1 1.7 -0.4 -1.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 .624 .000 .500 .000 .506 .000 89 0.3 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 SLC AAA 74 284 .242 .275 .343 .418 .268 .301 109 -5.5 8.2 4.1 -1.0 0.6 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5
2014 SLC AAA 71 273 .246 .275 .342 .424 .267 .341 106 -4.4 8.2 4.3 -1.5 0.2 7.2 0.6 7.2 0.6

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 MSO Rk 227 36 52 16 4 6 41 27 52 6 2 .271 .375 .490 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 320 38 78 16 1 10 43 22 64 4 2 .263 .316 .424 .162 .256 10.8 -1.0 1.0
2008 MOB AA 331 38 82 26 2 11 49 16 78 3 2 .268 .309 .474 .206 .251 9.9 0.5 1.0
2009 RNO AAA 355 61 108 31 5 9 66 22 65 13 3 .328 .376 .535 .207 .290 27.8 0.8 2.8
2009 ARI MLB 30 4 7 2 0 1 4 2 7 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .179 .251 1.0 0.0 0.1
2010 RNO AAA 159 34 51 12 4 7 29 16 26 2 4 .370 .446 .667 .297 .333 19.5 0.5 1.9
2010 ARI MLB 106 9 20 7 0 2 7 11 32 1 0 .211 .292 .347 .137 .236 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2011 NOR AAA 310 22 70 10 0 5 25 27 74 0 3 .251 .324 .341 .090 .236 1.4 -0.1 0.1
2011 RNO AAA 43 4 10 3 0 1 5 4 6 0 1 .263 .326 .421 .158 .240 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2012 NOR AAA 38 7 9 4 0 1 1 3 8 0 0 .265 .342 .471 .206 .287 2.1 0.0 0.2
2012 SLC AAA 105 7 20 4 2 3 13 9 32 0 1 .217 .282 .402 .185 .239 2.0 -0.4 0.2
2012 ANA MLB 95 14 18 1 0 3 4 8 25 0 0 .212 .287 .329 .118 .238 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1
2013 SLC AAA 284 40 60 13 1 8 29 27 75 3 1 .237 .307 .391 .154 .242 5.6 -1.0 0.5
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .624 0.4 -0.0 0.0
2014 SLC AAA 273 31 63 16 1 6 29 26 70 3 0 .261 .338 .411 .149 .246 7.2 -1.5 0.6

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
2009 110 0.5818 0.4091 0.7778 0.5469 0.2174 0.8857 0.4000 0.2222
2010 424 0.5354 0.4292 0.7857 0.5859 0.2487 0.8722 0.5510 0.2143
2012 414 0.5097 0.4324 0.7877 0.6066 0.2512 0.9063 0.4902 0.2067
2013 9 0.5556 0.4444 0.7500 0.6000 0.2500 0.6667 1.0000 0.2500
Career9570.52980.42840.78530.59050.24620.88660.51160.2123

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-14 2014-05-31 Minors 17 0 - Groin - -
2014-03-08 2014-03-08 Camp 0 0 Left Hand Contusion - -
2009-02-23 2009-02-23 Camp 0 0 General Medical Illness Food Poisoning -
2007-06-08 2007-07-06 Minors 28 0 - Head Concussion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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2013 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 127 d2014

Details
  • 2014. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 3/8/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 4/12. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 4/22/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 5/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 3/21/11. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Arizona 4/30/11 (player to be named in 12/6/10 Mark Reynolds deal).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/28/09.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (13-387) (Stanford).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .215 .330 .306 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .211 .275 .361 .235
18 Split (Multi) -.003 -.055 .055 -.020
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 1.000 .000 .617
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

John Hester is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseDan Brooks2014-03-03
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseHarry Pavlidis2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mixed-League Hitter ValuationMike Gianella2013-12-10
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-10
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
BP Unfiltered: Brett Lawrie Makes Friends Wherever He GoesSam Miller2012-07-02
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 26Larry Granillo2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Why Does Everybody Go Inside On Matt Holliday?R.J. Anderson2012-06-26
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 3Larry Granillo2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Raising ArizonaBen Lindbergh2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Nice Change of PaceJohn Perrotto2010-08-04
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 Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Captive, O Captive!Christina Kahrl2010-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waivers Deadline DealingChristina Kahrl2009-08-31


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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
2009 535 -28 -4.4 -57.4 323 -0.2 -0.0 -1.0 -4.4 -58.4
2010 2231 -66 -10.3 -32.2 1224 -3.0 -0.7 -4.1 -11.0 -36.4
2012 2358 -86 -12.4 -36.7 1312 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -12.3 -36.6
2013 17 0 -0.1 -39.6 8 -0.0 -0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -41.0
total 5141 -177 -26.3 -35.8 2867 -2.5 -0.6 -1.4 -26.9 -37.2

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