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Portrait of John Hester

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .232 5 25 24 2 .242 0.7
Birth Date9-14-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 11 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
2015 PHI $
2014 ANA $
2013 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 127 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 10/23/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2014. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 3/8/14. Refused assignment by LA Angels 10/6/14.
  • 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).

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 513 57 125 26 2 12 56 44 126 4 3 .272 .337 .419 .280 23.5 C 0, 1B 0 2.5
80o 491 52 114 24 2 11 52 40 124 3 3 .258 .320 .396 .266 16.1 C 0, 1B 0 1.7
70o 476 49 106 22 2 10 49 37 122 3 3 .247 .309 .380 .257 11.0 C 0, 1B 0 1.2
60o 462 46 101 21 2 10 46 35 120 3 2 .239 .298 .366 .248 7.0 C 0, 1B 0 0.8
50o 450 44 95 20 2 9 44 33 119 3 2 .230 .289 .353 .240 3.4 C 0, 1B 0 0.4
40o 438 41 90 19 2 9 41 31 117 3 2 .222 .279 .341 .232 0.0 C 0, 1B 0 0.0
30o 424 39 83 17 2 8 39 29 115 2 2 .213 .269 .327 .224 -3.4 C 0, 1B 0 -0.4
20o 409 36 76 16 1 7 36 27 113 2 2 .203 .257 .312 .214 -7.2 C 0, 1B 0 -0.8
10o 387 32 68 14 1 7 32 24 109 2 2 .189 .241 .290 .200 -11.9 C 0, 1B 0 -1.3
Weighted Mean45645972029453412032.234.293.359.2445.0C 0, 1B 00.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 7% 9% 21% 27%

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
201531250265112142320661.225.290.337.233-0.1-0.6-0.71.114.9-15.9-0.0
201632333346314152929931.211.284.315.225-0.6-5.7-0.91.414.9-21.1-0.1
201733628621152511053521772.204.274.304.218-1.0-9.3-1.82.514.9-24.9-0.1
20183461360117251953471731.212.275.311.218-1.1-9.8-1.72.214.9-25.3-0.1
2019354534487181637331250.210.273.301.218-1.1-9.6-1.21.514.9-24.9-0.1
20203662660117242851491740.206.271.295.213-1.4-12.4-1.51.914.9-27.8-0.1
20213762659114241749491770.201.267.285.208-1.7-15.9-1.61.714.9-31.0-0.1
20223861356110222646471730.198.264.277.204-2.0-18.2-1.61.514.9-33.1-0.1
20233962858115242748471790.200.266.283.207-1.9-17.0-1.71.414.9-31.7-0.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.60.41.7out of baseball10.74.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Mike Rivera 2007 .296
2 86 Koyie Hill 2009 .227
3 86 Dusty Brown 2012 .000 DNP
4 84 Ryan Jorgensen 2009 .000 DNP
5 84 Luke Carlin 2011 .000 DNP
6 84 Guillermo Quiroz 2012 -.005
7 83 Brad Davis 2013 .000 DNP
8 83 Mike Rose 2007 .000 DNP
9 82 Scott Thorman 2012 .000 DNP
10 82 Erik Kratz 2010 .127
11 82 Dee Brown 2008 .000 DNP
12 82 Carlos Maldonado 2009 .000 DNP
13 82 Chris Gimenez 2013 .334
14 81 Matt Cepicky 2008 .000 DNP
15 81 Hector Gimenez 2013 .254
16 80 Brett Carroll 2013 .000 DNP
17 80 Mark Minicozzi 2013 .000 DNP
18 80 Steve Holm 2010 .000 DNP
19 80 Juan Richardson 2009 .000 DNP
20 79 Matt Pagnozzi 2013 .134
21 79 Cory Aldridge 2009 .000 DNP
22 79 Nate Gold 2010 .000 DNP
23 79 Eli Whiteside 2010 .262
24 79 Chris Aguila 2009 .000 DNP
25 78 Trent Oeltjen 2013 .000 DNP
26 78 Nick Stavinoha 2012 .000 DNP
27 78 Robby Hammock 2007 .208
28 78 Michael Ryan 2008 .000 DNP
29 78 Mark Saccomanno 2010 .000 DNP
30 78 Matt Macri 2012 .000 DNP
31 78 Nick Gorneault 2009 .000 DNP
32 78 Guillermo Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
33 78 Brian Stavisky 2011 .000 DNP
34 78 Alexis Gomez 2009 .000 DNP
35 78 Abraham Nunez 2007 .000 DNP
36 78 Paul McAnulty 2011 .000 DNP
37 77 Bobby Scales 2008 .000 DNP
38 77 Tim Pahuta 2013 .000 DNP
39 77 Jesse Gutierrez 2008 .000 DNP
40 77 Michel Abreu 2009 .000 DNP
41 77 Josh Fields 2013 .000 DNP
42 77 Eliezer Alfonzo 2009 .163
43 77 Cody Clark 2012 .000 DNP
44 77 JD Closser 2010 .000 DNP
45 77 Chip Ambres 2010 .000 DNP
46 77 Tyler LaTorre 2013 .000 DNP
47 77 Randy Ruiz 2008 .268
48 77 Clint Sammons 2013 .000 DNP
49 77 Kevin Mahar 2011 .000 DNP
50 77 Doug Deeds 2011 .000 DNP
51 77 Yurendell de Caster 2010 .000 DNP
52 76 Val Majewski 2011 .000 DNP
53 76 Mike Hollimon 2012 .000 DNP
54 76 Amaury Cazana 2009 .000 DNP
55 76 Andy Phillips 2007 .256
56 76 Drew T Anderson 2011 .000 DNP
57 76 Jeff Salazar 2011 .000 DNP
58 75 John-Ford Griffin 2010 .000 DNP
59 75 Yamid Haad 2008 .000 DNP
60 75 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
61 75 Jeff Baisley 2013 .000 DNP
62 75 Shawn Garrett 2009 .000 DNP
63 75 J.R. House 2010 .000 DNP
64 75 Dayton Buller 2011 .000 DNP
65 75 Drew Locke 2013 .000 DNP
66 75 Devin Ivany 2013 .000 DNP
67 75 Royce Huffman 2007 .000 DNP
68 75 Jason Repko 2011 .204
69 75 Rusty Ryal 2013 .000 DNP
70 75 Reid Gorecki 2011 .000 DNP
71 75 Eric Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
72 75 Alex Escobar 2009 .000 DNP
73 75 Adam Fox 2012 .000 DNP
74 75 Juan Miranda 2013 .000 DNP
75 75 Glenn Williams 2008 .000 DNP
76 75 Corey Smith 2012 .000 DNP
77 75 John Suomi 2011 .000 DNP
78 75 Chad Hermansen 2008 .000 DNP
79 74 Brooks Conrad 2010 .289
80 74 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2012 .069
81 74 Terry Evans 2012 .000 DNP
82 74 David Cook 2012 .000 DNP
83 74 Tagg Bozied 2010 .000 DNP
84 74 Brandon Boggs 2013 .000 DNP
85 74 Todd Linden 2010 .000 DNP
86 74 Andres Torres 2008 .000 DNP
87 74 Drew Sutton 2013 .000 DNP
88 74 Mike Vento 2008 .000 DNP
89 74 Ed Lucas 2012 .000 DNP
90 74 Jason Botts 2011 .000 DNP
91 74 J.J. Furmaniak 2010 .000 DNP
92 74 Ryan Shealy 2010 .030
93 74 Gustavo Molina 2012 .000 DNP
94 74 Jose Morales 2013 .000 DNP
95 74 Joe Mather 2013 .000 DNP
96 74 Brad Nelson 2013 .000 DNP
97 73 Brian Peterson 2009 .000 DNP
98 73 Kevin Richardson 2011 .000 DNP
99 73 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
100 73 Dewayne Wise 2008 .244

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

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 Of the seven players who have caught for Scioscia in the past five years, John Hester has the third-best OPS+, but even this one-time Triple-A masher is a lousy bat now.
2011 John Hester is a career backup to the backup catcher, an interchangeable figure on practically every team. Nothing in his offensive or defensive skill set stands out, but his mere ability to crouch behind the plate will earn him playing time.
2010 John Hester's minor-league on-base rates were inflated by unsustainable BABIP marks, but he does possess gap power and the ability to serve as a backup backstop.

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Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseHarry Pavlidis2014-03-03
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseDan Brooks2014-03-03
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, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
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 NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
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 -58.5
2010 2231 -66 -10.3 -32.2 1224 -3.0 -0.7 -4.1 -11.0 -36.4
2012 2358 -86 -12.3 -36.5 1312 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -12.3 -36.5
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 -26.8 -37.1

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