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Portrait of Ken Huckaby

Ken Huckaby CBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 451 .222 .256 .281 .180 -1.7
Birth Date1-27-1971
Height6' 1"
Weight205 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 ARI 30 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2002 TOR 31 88 283 273 29 67 6 1 3 84 9 44 0 0 1 22 0 0 .245 .270 .308 .188 -7.9 -1.5 -0.9
2003 TOR 32 5 11 11 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .273 .159 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2004 BAL 33 8 12 12 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .140 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
2004 TEX 33 16 43 38 3 5 2 0 0 7 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 .132 .233 .184 .153 -2.8 -0.0 -0.3
2005 TOR 34 35 96 87 8 18 4 0 0 22 5 19 0 0 4 6 0 0 .207 .250 .253 .180 -1.9 -0.8 -0.3
2006 BOS 35 8 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .069 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
Career1614514274295141312019780053100.222.256.281.180-15.0-2.2-1.7

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
1991 GRF Rk 57 238 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 VRO A+ 73 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VRO A+ 79 299 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SAN AA 28 87 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BAK A+ 77 283 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAN AA 11 42 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ABQ AAA 89 298 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 103 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA 0 210 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 0 112 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 0 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUC AAA 0 370 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUC AAA 0 255 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 1 1 .003 .236 .332 .330 .239 .000 103 -0.3 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2001 ELP AA 30 115 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUC AAA 78 272 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 88 283 .188 .266 .332 .428 .265 .283 105 -21.6 7.6 4.9 -1.5 0.7 -7.9 -0.9 -7.9 -0.9
2002 SYR AAA 21 84 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 5 11 .159 .259 .313 .403 .248 .222 105 -1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.7 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2003 SYR AAA 75 288 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB 8 12 .140 .278 .334 .448 .267 .167 103 -1.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2004 TEX MLB 16 43 .153 .267 .343 .437 .268 .192 106 -5.1 1.3 0.8 -0.0 0.2 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2004 OKL AAA 35 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 35 96 .180 .272 .332 .426 .265 .265 103 -8.1 2.8 1.7 -0.8 0.2 -1.9 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
2005 SYR AAA 15 58 .205 .282 .347 .447 .258 .326 107 -3.8 1.8 1 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2006 BOS MLB 8 5 .069 .285 .333 .422 .254 .200 107 -1.1 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2006 PAW AAA 88 305 .186 .259 .325 .392 .255 .280 99 -23.2 8.5 4.7 -1.3 1.5 -6.8 -0.8 -6.8 -0.8
2007 LVG AAA 68 251 .204 .281 .346 .437 .262 .344 112 -15.6 7.5 4.1 -0.9 -6.6 -7.4 -0.8 -7.4 -0.8
2008 OMA AAA 10 37 .153 .279 .346 .459 .265 .267 100 -4.5 1.1 0.7 0.0 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2

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
1991 GRF Rk 238 39 55 16 0 3 37 17 38 3 2 .258 .323 .376 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 VRO A+ 273 14 63 9 0 0 21 7 42 1 1 .241 .262 .276 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SAN AA 87 4 18 1 0 0 5 2 7 0 0 .220 .256 .232 .012 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VRO A+ 299 22 75 14 1 4 41 11 35 2 1 .267 .296 .367 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAN AA 42 3 11 1 0 1 9 1 1 1 0 .268 .286 .366 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BAK A+ 283 29 81 18 1 2 30 10 37 2 3 .300 .330 .396 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ABQ AAA 298 30 90 16 2 1 40 12 26 3 1 .324 .357 .406 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 309 37 79 16 2 3 41 17 35 0 0 .276 .318 .378 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA 210 14 40 5 1 0 18 9 36 1 0 .199 .233 .234 .035 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 54 4 11 2 0 0 1 5 6 0 0 .224 .296 .265 .041 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 112 13 21 3 1 1 10 11 14 0 2 .208 .286 .287 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUC AAA 370 44 107 20 1 2 42 13 33 0 0 .301 .330 .380 .079 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUC AAA 255 31 67 11 1 4 33 10 30 2 2 .276 .310 .379 .103 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ELP AA 115 14 36 4 0 2 14 3 16 0 0 .346 .378 .442 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUC AAA 272 31 76 15 1 2 34 7 62 1 3 .290 .314 .378 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .003 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2002 SYR AAA 84 7 22 2 0 0 9 2 15 0 2 .272 .289 .296 .025 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 283 29 67 6 1 3 22 9 44 0 0 .245 .270 .308 .062 .188 -7.9 -1.5 -0.9
2003 SYR AAA 288 24 78 14 0 3 25 15 30 1 1 .292 .326 .378 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 11 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .182 .182 .273 .091 .159 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2004 TEX MLB 43 3 5 2 0 0 0 5 12 0 0 .132 .233 .184 .053 .153 -2.8 -0.0 -0.3
2004 BAL MLB 12 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .083 .140 -1.1 0.0 -0.1
2004 OKL AAA 141 18 35 8 1 2 20 9 18 0 0 .276 .319 .402 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 96 8 18 4 0 0 6 5 19 0 0 .207 .250 .253 .046 .180 -1.9 -0.8 -0.3
2005 SYR AAA 58 3 15 1 0 1 3 1 13 0 0 .268 .276 .339 .071 .205 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2006 BOS MLB 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .069 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2006 PAW AAA 305 18 63 10 0 2 23 9 72 4 0 .219 .239 .274 .056 .186 -6.8 -1.3 -0.8
2007 LVG AAA 251 14 65 5 0 1 29 10 52 0 0 .274 .307 .308 .034 .204 -7.4 -0.9 -0.8
2008 OMA AAA 37 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 .222 .216 .222 .000 .153 -1.8 0.0 -0.2

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 TOR $313,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$313,000
1 yrTotal$313,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 164 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 1/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 07, 1 year (07) (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 9/06 sent outright to Triple-A 8/06 contract purchased 8/06 signed as a free agent from TOR 12/05 (minor-league contract)
  • refused sent outright to to Triple-A 10/05
  • contract purchased 9/05 designated for assignment 8/05 contract purchased 4/05
  • signed as a free agent from TEX 1/05 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 9/04 signed as a free agent from BAL 9/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 8/04 claimed off waivers from TX 7/04 contract purchased 5/04 assigned Triple-A 4/04 signed as a free agent from TOR 11/03 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 6/03 designated for assignment 4/03
  • 1 year/$0.313M (03) 3/03
  • recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 contract purchased 5/02

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 As a Blue Jay, Ken Huckaby infamously fell on top of Derek Jeter while covering third base, separating the star`s shoulder, but he hasn`t made solid contact like that in four years.
2003 All the production of Alberto Castillo at just one-third the price! Huckaby couldnít scare a cat burglar with a bat in his hands, but the 11-year minor league veteran is a genuinely good defensive backstop with whom pitchers like to work. The Jays will continue the offense/defense job sharing arrangement with Tom Wilson to begin the year, but itíll come to a screeching halt the moment Kevin Cash is ready for The Show.
1996  He was in the PCL All-Star game, which says something about either the state of catching in the PCL or the Dodger publicity machine. Spray hitter, absolutely no power. Assuming the Dodgers bring up several pitchers from the minors next year (which they should), they may bring Huckaby with them, since he's familiar with them, and has "proven" his success. Although he's been rated the best defensive catcher in the Dodger's minor league system, he's made a ton of errors and committed a lot of passed balls; much of that could be being Chan Ho Park's battery mate, but mostly its a sign that Paul Konerko and Ryan Luzinski aren't playing catcher well.

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