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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date9-19-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.72010
0.02011
3.82012
1.42013
1.62014
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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
2008 TBA 24 5 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .122 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
2010 TBA 26 109 404 339 57 89 18 3 5 128 59 39 2 3 1 44 4 0 .263 .372 .378 .269 18.5 -2.0 1.7
2011 TBA 27 89 273 246 26 55 15 1 5 87 25 36 1 0 1 27 1 2 .224 .298 .354 .229 1.0 -0.9 0.0
2012 SEA 28 108 361 294 41 81 19 2 10 134 56 51 5 5 1 50 5 0 .276 .394 .456 .339 36.2 -0.4 3.8
2013 OAK 29 70 249 207 31 56 12 0 3 77 38 45 2 1 1 21 2 1 .271 .387 .372 .291 13.2 -0.0 1.4
2014 OAK 30 99 344 307 42 81 18 3 9 132 28 60 7 2 0 40 2 0 .264 .337 .430 .288 15.5 -1.1 1.6
Career480164114031993648293256020623317114182143.259.359.399.28483.3-4.48.4

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
2003 HUD A- 47 188 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HUD A- 57 225 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SWM A 92 386 .340 .259 .334 .379 .254 .332 101 10 3.4 -0.9 0.6 3.3 17.7 1.8 17.7 1.8
2006 VIS A+ 95 406 .319 .288 .364 .435 .285 .334 98 22.1 10.1 -3.3 -0.2 -0.7 27.7 2.7 27.7 2.7
2007 MNT AA 109 450 .323 .261 .331 .392 .266 .336 92 33.2 14.3 2.5 -0.7 -4.2 46.8 4.7 46.8 4.7
2008 TBA MLB 5 10 .122 .268 .347 .445 .271 .250 105 -1.5 0.3 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 MNT AA 85 356 .271 .259 .338 .390 .251 .286 112 4.5 10.4 4.5 -1.3 -3.3 12.1 1.1 12.1 1.1
2008 DUR AAA 31 118 .277 .259 .327 .392 .257 .281 97 2.1 3.4 1.5 0.0 -0.3 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2009 DUR AAA 104 387 .250 .259 .327 .391 .247 .300 113 -4.4 11.5 5.9 1.8 -2.1 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2010 TBA MLB 109 404 .269 .258 .325 .405 .257 .282 106 3.5 11.1 5.1 -2.0 -0.7 18.5 1.7 18.5 1.7
2010 DUR AAA 3 12 .314 .240 .299 .357 .234 .444 98 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2011 TBA MLB 89 273 .229 .252 .314 .402 .258 .244 99 -8.3 7.4 4.2 -0.9 0.7 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 6 22 .305 .270 .327 .416 .261 .353 88 1.2 0.7 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 108 361 .339 .248 .312 .402 .260 .298 90 28.4 9.9 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 36.2 3.8 36.2 3.8
2013 OAK MLB 70 249 .291 .255 .320 .407 .268 .331 95 7.4 6.5 1.8 -0.0 -0.7 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2014 OAK MLB 99 344 .288 .251 .311 .386 .261 .300 97 9.2 8.9 0.6 -1.1 -2.2 15.5 1.6 15.5 1.6

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
2003 HUD A- 188 20 35 7 0 2 20 25 26 2 0 .227 .346 .312 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HUD A- 225 34 60 17 2 2 35 22 32 1 0 .302 .379 .437 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SWM A 386 61 102 25 1 14 50 42 53 3 1 .307 .392 .515 .208 .340 17.7 0.6 1.8
2006 VIS A+ 406 58 113 22 0 10 55 31 48 1 2 .309 .367 .451 .142 .319 27.7 -0.2 2.7
2007 MNT AA 450 62 120 24 2 12 71 59 49 2 2 .316 .411 .484 .168 .323 46.8 -0.7 4.7
2008 TBA MLB 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .122 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
2008 DUR AAA 118 14 30 7 0 5 24 10 14 1 1 .278 .339 .481 .204 .277 4.2 0.0 0.4
2008 MNT AA 356 51 77 13 2 7 43 62 33 1 0 .271 .411 .405 .134 .271 12.1 -1.3 1.1
2009 DUR AAA 387 42 88 14 2 5 30 46 49 1 0 .266 .366 .366 .100 .250 8.8 1.8 1.0
2010 TBA MLB 404 57 89 18 3 5 44 59 39 4 0 .263 .372 .378 .115 .269 18.5 -2.0 1.7
2010 DUR AAA 12 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .091 .314 1.6 0.2 0.2
2011 TBA MLB 273 26 55 15 1 5 27 25 36 1 2 .224 .298 .354 .130 .229 1.0 -0.9 0.0
2011 DUR AAA 22 2 6 2 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .100 .305 1.7 -0.0 0.2
2012 SEA MLB 361 41 81 19 2 10 50 56 51 5 0 .276 .394 .456 .180 .339 36.2 -0.4 3.8
2013 OAK MLB 249 31 56 12 0 3 21 38 45 2 1 .271 .387 .372 .101 .291 13.2 -0.0 1.4
2014 OAK MLB 344 42 81 18 3 9 40 28 60 2 0 .264 .337 .430 .166 .288 15.5 -1.1 1.6

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
2008 42 0.4524 0.3571 0.7333 0.5263 0.2174 0.8000 0.6000 0.2667
2010 1657 0.5130 0.3293 0.8881 0.4765 0.1735 0.9333 0.7571 0.1119
2011 1109 0.5068 0.3655 0.8864 0.5196 0.2066 0.9555 0.7080 0.1136
2012 1400 0.4971 0.3838 0.8492 0.5647 0.2045 0.9033 0.7014 0.1508
2013 1060 0.4972 0.3611 0.8089 0.5180 0.2045 0.9121 0.5505 0.1911
2014 1311 0.5103 0.4531 0.8131 0.6413 0.2570 0.8951 0.6000 0.1869
Career65790.50510.3770.85080.54240.20760.91880.67140.1492

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-24 - 15-DL - - - Head Concussion Worsening Symptoms Last Few Weeks -
2014-07-27 2014-07-27 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Inflammation -
2014-05-23 2014-05-25 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-02-27 2014-03-01 Camp 2 0 Left Elbow Laceration Required Stitches - HBP - -
2013-07-26 2013-10-01 15-DL 67 60 - Head Concussion Foul Tip - -
2013-06-24 2013-07-03 DTD 9 6 Left Hand Abrasion Palm -
2013-06-21 2013-06-23 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Abrasion Palm - -
2013-05-16 2013-05-18 DTD 2 1 Right Lower Leg Contusion HBP - -
2011-07-10 2011-08-19 15-DL 40 33 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-03-20 2011-03-25 Camp 5 0 Groin Contusion Foul Ball -
2011-03-03 2011-03-04 Camp 1 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2005-08-08 2005-09-05 Minors 28 0 - Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 2005-08-07 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $2,300,000
2013 OAK $1,800,000
2012 SEA $495,200
2011 TBA $427,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,722,400
2011Current$2,300,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$5,022,400
4 yrTotal$5,022,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 32 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$2.3M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 90 starts at catcher, 450 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2013). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Seattle 1/16/13. Signed by Oakland 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4952M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4272M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 11/28/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2003 (12-338) (Southwestern JC, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .163 .267 .192 .186
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .393 .428 .311
18 Split (Multi) .117 .126 .236 .125
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .192 .250 .192 .168
31 vs R (2013) .282 .405 .398 .301
38 Split (2013) .089 .155 .205 .133
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)5x5: Should I start Jason Castro or John Jaso? Also I caught my significant other drinking from the bathroom sink. What do I do?
(Lona Misa from The Projects)
Can you play match-ups? Play match-ups, but Castro is a better bet this season. I don't see the big deal with bathroom sink drinking, especially if the two of you live alone. Answer is different if you live in a dorm/greek housing/with several roommates. I have low standards. (Ben Carsley)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)I whiffed on catcher in my 10-team AL-only head-to-head league. Now I have to make a heroic decision between the likes of Chris Iannetta, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jason Castro, and John Jaso. Your thoughts?
(Jim from Chicago)
I'd go with Jaso then Salty. Not too shabby. (Paul Singman)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Morales trade make you think the M's want to have Montero catch every day?
(Steve from New York, NY)
Thanks for stopping by, Steve. I think that was the Mariners' intention when they acquired Montero last offseason, and while he was definitely rough around the edges in 2011, that's one possible inference from this trade. That said, they have an underrated catcher in John Jaso, who has done more than enough against RHP in his brief career to warrant a look, and they might try to trade Justin Smoak to open up first base for Morales. This is a situation to monitor in the coming weeks. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ive recently acquired joey votto in a ss league and been offered jj and zimmermann. what are your thoughts for jj in the second half.
(j from some yankee town)
Depends on who J.J. is. If it's Putz, I think he'll improve a little but not enough to be interesting. If it's Hardy, he also is capable of better things. If it's Josh Johnson, same thing, but with perpetual injury risk. Who else is there? J.J. Hoover. Jon Jay. Jair Jurrjens. John Jaso. Jim Johnson. I'm not getting warm and fuzzy about any of these guys. So I guess it doesn't depend on who J.J. is. Good chance of small improvement, but nothing exciting. I wouldn't trade Votto for Zimmermann and anyone with the initials J.J. (Geoff Young)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are people touting John Jaso as a Carlos Ruiz-esque catcher and already declaring the Mariners the winner in the Lueke/Jaso trade? Lueke's good K/9 and solid BB/9 numbers to go with his decent FIP make it seem like he'll be good RP with right defense behind him. Character issues are the only concern and Rays have had their fair share of questionable people in past. Jaso is a horrible defender(shoulder surgery in the middle levels of his minor league career) and while his BABIP makes one believe he'll rebound from bad 2011, good bet that he won't return to 2010 levels either.
(jlarsen from Chicago)
The Mariners win the deal simply because they get rid of the rapey reliever. Seriously, there's never been a player I've more rooted for a career-ending injury than Lueke. As for the comparisons to assholes like Willy Aybar and Elijah Dukes, I recall that those guys were Rays properties before their major transgressions came to light, so it's a different story in terms of how they were handled by the org. I don't think they went out of their way to acquire either knowing as much as they know about Lueke.

Jaso has some offensive ability for a catcher, but I think we've pretty much seen the spectrum of his 90th and 10th percentiles. He can be a decent bat for the position, albeit with sketchy defensive ability. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Kelly Shoppach coming back 4-6 from now and John Jaso playing better then Navarro, could the Rays surprise everyone and option Navarro back to the Minors(he does indeed have options left and is under 5 yrs in) and use the more sensible platoon of Jaso(good vs. LHP,improved D and good OBP skills) and Shoppach(good vs. RHP, power and hbp) than Navarro and Shoppach?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
You mean this the other way 'round, of course, and not a bass-ackwards platoon of the lefty-batting Jaso starting against lefties, etc. Me, I could totally see it, as well as the Rays shopping Navarro. But methinks you're over-high on Jaso; he makes a nice lefty-batting complementary player to a right-handed regular like Shoppach. Think Joe Nolan to Rick Dempsey, not Mike LaValliere to Don Slaught. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)So...it may be slightly unlikely that John Jaso keeps hitting like the second coming of Barry Bonds. But how do you see his final line shaking out, as well as playing time at catcher for the Rays?
(Stephanie from DC)
Probably better than Kelly Shoppach and Dioner Navarro's lines. I think he can hit maybe .270/.370/.430. The OBP is sexy. I'm talking to Tommy Bennett right now, he says .280/.340/.430. Obviously, he's going to slug .430 if we both say so. (Marc Normandin)


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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
2008 165 -4 -0.5 -19.7 93 -0.2 -0.0 -3.2 -0.5 -22.8
2010 6254 -117 -14.1 -15.8 3503 -6.9 -1.8 -3.6 -15.9 -19.4
2011 5161 -88 -9.6 -13.1 2782 -3.7 -1.0 -2.5 -10.6 -15.6
2012 2692 -38 -6.2 -16.0 1398 -3.8 -1.0 -5.3 -7.2 -21.3
2013 2966 -63 -8.0 -18.8 1520 -3.3 -0.8 -3.9 -8.8 -22.7
2014 3653 -67 -10.3 -19.7 2027 -1.9 -0.5 -1.7 -10.8 -21.4
total 20891 -375 -48.0 -16.1 11323 -18.2 -4.8 -3.0 -52.9 -19.1

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