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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 4305 .234 .320 .443 .261 16.9
Birth Date5-27-1969
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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
1990 NYN 21 36 74 67 8 14 6 0 0 20 6 18 0 0 1 2 0 0 .209 .274 .299 .215 1.2 -0.3 0.1
1991 NYN 22 21 69 60 5 8 0 1 1 13 6 14 1 1 1 7 0 0 .133 .221 .217 .164 -3.7 0.4 -0.3
1992 NYN 23 123 390 358 32 75 17 0 7 113 19 76 4 2 7 32 3 0 .209 .256 .316 .211 -6.7 -0.5 -0.8
1993 NYN 24 130 448 417 40 95 17 2 11 149 23 62 2 4 2 53 1 1 .228 .269 .357 .218 -0.8 2.3 0.1
1994 NYN 25 91 323 291 45 69 10 1 16 129 25 73 3 1 3 42 2 1 .237 .303 .443 .257 17.3 -1.5 1.5
1995 NYN 26 90 326 275 39 77 11 0 15 133 42 64 5 3 1 51 1 0 .280 .382 .484 .300 28.0 -3.0 2.4
1996 NYN 27 153 624 540 85 140 32 1 41 297 79 146 3 2 0 112 1 3 .259 .356 .550 .298 56.5 -1.0 5.3
1997 NYN 28 132 508 417 78 114 21 2 30 229 83 116 3 5 0 86 2 3 .273 .394 .549 .310 49.2 1.4 5.0
1998 NYN 29 53 142 124 8 20 4 0 3 33 16 55 1 1 0 12 1 1 .161 .261 .266 .198 -7.0 0.5 -0.6
1999 LAN 30 114 428 376 49 78 14 0 24 164 44 113 4 3 1 55 3 0 .207 .295 .436 .247 9.7 -1.1 0.8
2000 LAN 31 90 353 299 49 85 16 0 24 173 45 69 2 6 1 70 0 1 .284 .375 .579 .316 34.1 2.1 3.4
2001 CHN 32 79 276 246 23 46 10 0 12 92 25 89 3 2 0 31 0 0 .187 .268 .374 .219 -4.3 0.3 -0.4
2002 CHN 33 92 303 266 32 56 8 0 16 112 32 80 3 1 1 35 0 0 .211 .301 .421 .251 5.7 -0.7 0.5
2003 LAN 34 21 41 33 2 6 1 0 2 13 8 13 0 0 0 11 0 1 .182 .341 .394 .257 -0.6 0.1 -0.1
Career122543053769495883167720216704539883431185991411.234.320.443.261178.5-1.116.9

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
1987 LTF A- 34 118 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .187 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LTF A- 52 199 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLU A+ 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CMB A 125 507 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NYN MLB 36 74 .215 .255 .317 .385 .258 .286 99 -3.3 2.0 1.2 -0.3 1.6 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
1990 JAC AA 81 317 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 NYN MLB 21 69 .164 .243 .309 .360 .251 .152 98 -6.6 1.9 1.1 0.4 0.4 -3.7 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
1991 TID AAA 125 519 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NYN MLB 123 390 .211 .249 .311 .361 .252 .245 96 -18.6 10.1 6 -0.5 -1.2 -6.7 -0.8 -6.7 -0.8
1993 NYN MLB 130 448 .218 .258 .320 .388 .253 .241 95 -20.1 12.9 7.5 2.3 1.0 -0.8 0.1 -0.8 0.1
1994 NYN MLB 91 323 .257 .266 .330 .406 .257 .261 97 -1.2 9.8 5.7 -1.5 0.5 17.3 1.5 17.3 1.5
1995 NYN MLB 90 326 .300 .264 .328 .410 .256 .312 98 14.6 9.8 5.7 -3.0 -0.9 28.0 2.4 28.0 2.4
1996 NYN MLB 153 624 .298 .261 .324 .404 .250 .279 97 27.5 19.3 11.5 -1.0 -0.9 56.5 5.3 56.5 5.3
1997 NYN MLB 132 508 .310 .261 .327 .404 .255 .304 99 28 13.5 8.6 1.4 0.9 49.2 5.0 49.2 5.0
1998 NYN MLB 53 142 .198 .265 .328 .416 .255 .254 98 -9.6 3.7 -0.7 0.5 0.8 -7.0 -0.6 -7.0 -0.6
1998 SLU A+ 0 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NOR AAA 0 44 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .562 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB 114 428 .247 .270 .337 .436 .259 .223 95 -6.8 11.6 7.9 -1.1 -0.2 9.7 0.8 9.7 0.8
2000 LAN MLB 90 353 .316 .265 .339 .435 .259 .288 94 23.3 9.7 6.5 2.1 -1.6 34.1 3.4 34.1 3.4
2000 ABQ AAA 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 79 276 .219 .263 .332 .435 .264 .231 97 -12.3 7.4 4.8 0.3 -1.4 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2001 WTN AA 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 IOW AAA 15 57 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 92 303 .251 .262 .334 .423 .265 .234 99 -2.9 7.7 4.9 -0.7 -2.7 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2002 IOW AAA 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 21 41 .257 .252 .319 .404 .253 .222 90 -0.1 1.1 0.5 0.1 -2.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2003 VRO A+ 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .105 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1987 LTF A- 118 12 15 4 0 1 10 12 27 0 0 .146 .254 .214 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLU A+ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LTF A- 199 23 33 8 0 2 18 16 31 1 1 .188 .268 .267 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CMB A 507 67 118 23 4 11 66 54 67 6 3 .269 .359 .415 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 JAC AA 317 27 74 12 2 1 35 34 44 5 3 .265 .347 .333 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NYN MLB 74 8 14 6 0 0 2 6 18 0 0 .209 .274 .299 .090 .215 1.2 -0.3 0.1
1991 TID AAA 519 62 124 24 4 14 66 51 95 1 2 .273 .346 .436 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 NYN MLB 69 5 8 0 1 1 7 6 14 0 0 .133 .221 .217 .083 .164 -3.7 0.4 -0.3
1992 NYN MLB 390 32 75 17 0 7 32 19 76 3 0 .209 .256 .316 .106 .211 -6.7 -0.5 -0.8
1993 NYN MLB 448 40 95 17 2 11 53 23 62 1 1 .228 .269 .357 .129 .218 -0.8 2.3 0.1
1994 NYN MLB 323 45 69 10 1 16 42 25 73 2 1 .237 .303 .443 .206 .257 17.3 -1.5 1.5
1995 NYN MLB 326 39 77 11 0 15 51 42 64 1 0 .280 .382 .484 .204 .300 28.0 -3.0 2.4
1996 NYN MLB 624 85 140 32 1 41 112 79 146 1 3 .259 .356 .550 .291 .298 56.5 -1.0 5.3
1997 NYN MLB 508 78 114 21 2 30 86 83 116 2 3 .273 .394 .549 .276 .310 49.2 1.4 5.0
1998 SLU A+ 54 4 9 2 0 1 6 12 8 0 1 .214 .389 .333 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NOR AAA 44 9 13 1 0 4 15 14 10 0 0 .433 .614 .867 .433 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NYN MLB 142 8 20 4 0 3 12 16 55 1 1 .161 .261 .266 .105 .198 -7.0 0.5 -0.6
1999 LAN MLB 428 49 78 14 0 24 55 44 113 3 0 .207 .295 .436 .229 .247 9.7 -1.1 0.8
2000 ABQ AAA 10 2 5 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 .556 .600 .889 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 353 49 85 16 0 24 70 45 69 0 1 .284 .375 .579 .294 .316 34.1 2.1 3.4
2001 WTN AA 13 1 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 276 23 46 10 0 12 31 25 89 0 0 .187 .268 .374 .187 .219 -4.3 0.3 -0.4
2001 IOW AAA 57 7 10 1 0 3 8 4 23 0 0 .196 .268 .392 .196 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 IOW AAA 10 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 303 32 56 8 0 16 35 32 80 0 0 .211 .301 .421 .211 .251 5.7 -0.7 0.5
2003 VRO A+ 28 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB 41 2 6 1 0 2 11 8 13 0 1 .182 .341 .394 .212 .257 -0.6 0.1 -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
2004-05-11 2004-05-11 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2004-05-11
2004-04-04 2004-10-11 60-DL 190 162 Low Back Recovery From Surgery 2003-11-23
2003-11-25 2003-11-25 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery 2003-11-23
2003-05-03 2003-09-01 60-DL 121 105 Low Back Surgery Disc Fragment 2003-06-05
2002-05-06 2002-05-29 15-DL 23 21 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2001-06-19 2001-07-26 15-DL 37 33 - Low Back Strain - -
2000-07-09 2000-07-27 15-DL 18 15 Right Thumb Fracture - -
2000-05-31 2000-06-26 15-DL 26 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1998-08-28 1998-09-12 15-DL 15 14 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1998-03-31 1998-07-11 60-DL 102 85 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-09-26 -
1997-11-06 1997-11-06 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery 1997-11-06 -
1997-09-24 1997-09-29 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-09-26 -
1995-10-09 1995-10-09 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Fracture and Bone Spur 1995-10-09 -
1995-07-23 1995-09-01 15-DL 40 36 Left Wrist Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 LAN $6,500,000
2003 LAN $6,000,000
2002 CHN $6,500,000
2001 CHN $3,500,000
2000 LAN $6,125,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$28,625,000
5 yrTotal$28,625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 98 dSeth Levinson4 yr/$23.5M (01-04) incl $2M sb

Details
  • acquired in trade from CHC 11/02 01:$3M, 02:$6M, 03:$6M, 04:$6.5M
  • bonuses: $0.5M in 03 for 100 G

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

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 There are all sorts of explanations, some of them printable, for why Hundley was even worse as a Cub than anyone had any right to expect. Certainly an unsympathetic manager didn’t help, so Hundley had a hard time getting regular playing time, but some of the issues go beyond anything a manager is supposed to fix. Theoretically, getting away from a day baseball routine and back to L.A. could help Hundley get focused and productive.
2002 The sad thing about Hundley’s season is that not even his late recovery was useful. He punched seven home runs after September 1, but that was almost all he did; he added a pair of singles and drew three walks in 51 at-bats. Hundley struggled with “dehydration” problems, even on cool days and during night games, and neither his early slump nor his running spat with Baylor helped. Baylor isn’t going away, but some players have managed to get from his bad side to his good side (ask Kyle Farnsworth). As organizational disasters go, Hundley isn’t likely to out-hit that projection, and he’s under contract for more than $18 million over the next three years.
2001 It was good to see Todd Hundley get back to his established level of performance at the plate, if not the field. In 2001, the Cubs will use him to catch about half the time and have him play another 60 games at first base. Wilton can't really work with his career path, so the projection is off; he's a .280 EqA player.
2000 That was truly an ugly year, seemingly made worse by the great season Roger Cedeno, for whom Hundley was acquired, had with the Mets. While Hundley is never going to be the player he was from 1995 to 1997, before the surgery, there’s enough ability here to make him a contributor. He’s already given up batting right-handed. Hundley slugged .492 against right-handed pitchers last year, so he can help the Dodgers as a platoon player. While his throwing was terrible, it wasn’t the worst in the league (Eddie Taubensee and Dave Nilsson were both worse) and it did improve in the second half. A Hundley/Pena platoon, with Pena being used against all left-handed pitchers, would be a strong catching situation. Hundley will jump back to the .270 EqA level this season.
1999 Even if he can't catch anymore, Hundley's bat is more than sufficient for first base, and the odds are that he will catch in some capacity. The Dodgers have taken a risk by acquiring before they’re sure he can catch, but it isn’t like Eric Karros is a great player, so Hundley can take over at first if he can’t throw in March.
1998 Undergoing some very unpleasant surgical procedures and planning to quit smoking in the offseason. That’s a rough few months, Todd. Hundley’s a great ballplayer at catcher, but his bat is probably big enough to play first base if he needs to. I think his power numbers will be excellent for the rest of his career, and his plate discipline will allow him to remain valuable at batting averages down into the .240 range. The new Mickey Tettleton, and that’s a valuable thing. Don’t know about his cereal preference.
1997 When people talk about 1996, The Year of Living Dangerously in Bleacher Seats, they’ll talk about him. He’s had two things that together help explain his rise. He had bone chips removed from his wrist prior to the 1995 season, and he has learned how to take pitches, improving his walk rate from a dreadful once per 24 at bats to once per seven.
1996  He's in danger of ruining his defensive reputation by turning into a good hitter. Last year was an excellent, if injury-filled season; if he really has improved that much as a hitter, he could be batting cleanup by mid-season. The Mets' wild-card hopes depend on Hundley as much as any hitter. If he can hit .280 with 20 homers and 60 walks, they have one of the four best catchers in the NL.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Single's Going SteadyR.J. Anderson2014-06-03
BP Unfiltered: Can Carlos Correa Be Jose Offerman?Bradley Ankrom2012-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Phillies Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-09
The Stats Go Marching In: The Hidden Helpers of the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Catch as Catch CanGeoff Young2011-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Braves, Marlins, MetsChristina Kahrl2010-09-21
Ahead in the Count: The Clutch and The ShiftedMatt Swartz2010-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBetween The Numbers: Short Season to Majors in Two YearsClay Davenport2010-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Caught Stealing to Lose the GameDan Fox2007-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: ExpertWill Carroll2006-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Seems? Nay, It Is.Jim Baker2006-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: EqA StreakersJim Baker2005-07-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-01-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Breaking BallsWill Carroll2004-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bag ManJoe Sheehan2004-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IBaseball Prospectus2004-02-21
The Man with the Golden Gun: 2003's Most Valuable Catcher ArmsMichael Wolverton2004-02-19
Prospectus Today: Optimism for the O's?Joe Sheehan2004-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Evaluating EvansJoe Sheehan2004-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Worst Free-Agent SigningsJoe Sheehan2004-01-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Injury Eye for the Sports GuyWill Carroll2003-08-08
Breaking Balls: Your Guide to Local Sportswriter IdentificationDerek Zumsteg2003-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Need for SpeedWill Carroll2003-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL West PreviewJoe Sheehan2003-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Backs, Hammies, and Spring Training OwiesWill Carroll2003-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Los Angeles DodgersWill Carroll2003-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The WestsChristina Kahrl2003-02-05
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Knowing What's ImportantRyan Wilkins2002-12-04
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
6-4-3: Senor Schindler es el Bueno...Gary Huckabay2002-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: NL, v20.02Joe Sheehan2002-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Road Trip, Day TwoJoe Sheehan2002-03-27
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
My IBA Ballot: Our Staff Makes the CallKeith Woolner2000-10-24
NL West Notebook: Dodger BluesDave Pease2000-08-25
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I find myself really pulling for Nick Johnson. Even moreso if it makes Dmitri Young an outfielder now and again. I love watching bad outfield defense, as long as it's not my team. I mean Todd Hundley in left, Canseco anywhere, Glenallen Hill. That's fun to watch.
(Mike from chicago)
Ah, butchers, they definitely help put meat in a boxscore. But how can we forget Fonzie Bichette? Or Kevin Reimer? Or Dutch Daulton's stint as an outfielder?

Nick the Stick's easy to root for, a player with a nice spread of offensive skills, and before the injury he'd done a good job of getting in better shape and delivering on the bases and in the field as well. If he's fully recovered, that won't help him play the outfield, though, and I have to think Comrade Dmitri's days playing any other of the four corners are long gone. It makes for an interesting problem, especially when there are teams that still don't have good first basemen out there. (Christina Kahrl)


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