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Caleb Joseph C Orioles

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
2 .237 0 0 0 0 .241 0.0
Birth Date6-18-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.82014
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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
2014 BAL 28 82 275 246 22 51 9 0 9 87 17 69 3 3 6 28 0 1 .207 .264 .354 .231 5.8 1.1 0.8
Career8227524622519098717693362801.207.264.354.2315.81.10.8

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
2008 ABE A- 63 263 .271 .250 .326 .359 .257 .307 94 3.3 7.7 2.3 -1.5 0.7 12.9 1.2 12.9 1.2
2009 FRD A+ 104 412 .276 .258 .328 .381 .258 .316 103 7 11.9 6.5 2.2 -1.5 25.2 2.8 25.2 2.8
2010 BOW AA 106 420 .240 .258 .328 .393 .256 .255 104 -8.8 12.1 5.6 -0.6 -3.4 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2011 BOW AA 107 429 .265 .255 .323 .383 .267 .285 83 2.3 12.6 4.6 1.1 0.5 23.9 2.5 23.9 2.5
2012 BOW AA 80 317 .289 .256 .324 .382 .257 .303 98 9.4 8.7 2.6 0.0 -3.8 18.4 1.9 18.4 1.9
2012 NOR AAA 22 76 .210 .266 .333 .405 .260 .241 97 -4.2 2.3 1.3 -0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 BOW AA 135 570 .302 .257 .326 .392 .268 .321 102 24.4 15.5 -0.3 -0.2 0.8 37.0 4.0 37.0 4.0
2014 BAL MLB 82 275 .231 .249 .311 .388 .262 .246 99 -7.5 7.1 4.2 1.1 -1.4 5.8 0.8 5.8 0.8
2014 NOR AAA 22 95 .257 .259 .333 .395 .252 .324 102 -0.3 2.8 1.5 0.2 0.6 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5

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
2008 ABE A- 263 34 62 19 0 8 34 15 56 2 0 .261 .307 .441 .181 .271 12.9 -1.5 1.2
2009 FRD A+ 412 50 108 23 2 12 60 26 64 2 1 .284 .338 .450 .166 .276 25.2 2.2 2.8
2010 BOW AA 420 43 89 15 1 11 51 33 63 1 6 .235 .302 .368 .132 .240 5.0 -0.6 0.5
2011 BOW AA 429 42 96 15 1 7 41 40 60 5 2 .257 .334 .358 .102 .265 23.9 1.1 2.5
2012 BOW AA 317 38 76 17 1 12 48 29 60 2 0 .272 .343 .470 .197 .289 18.4 0.0 1.9
2012 NOR AAA 76 6 14 4 1 0 7 8 10 0 0 .206 .289 .294 .088 .210 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2013 BOW AA 570 74 155 31 2 22 97 39 92 4 2 .299 .346 .494 .195 .302 37.0 -0.2 4.0
2014 NOR AAA 95 8 24 7 0 2 11 3 22 0 0 .261 .284 .402 .141 .257 4.4 0.2 0.5
2014 BAL MLB 275 22 51 9 0 9 28 17 69 0 1 .207 .264 .354 .146 .231 5.8 1.1 0.8

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
2014 1095 0.4995 0.4721 0.7988 0.6252 0.3193 0.8713 0.6571 0.2012
Career10950.49950.47210.79880.62520.31930.87130.65710.2012

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-24 2010-08-07 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Baltimore 5/7/14.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2008 (7-206) (Lipscomb). $0.125M signing bonus.

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 514 62 134 26 1 19 67 35 91 1 1 .285 .335 .464 .285 23.7 C 1, LF -1 2.6
80o 492 57 121 23 1 17 62 32 90 1 0 .270 .318 .439 .271 16.1 C 1, LF -1 1.8
70o 476 53 114 22 1 16 58 29 88 1 0 .259 .306 .422 .261 10.9 C 1, LF -1 1.2
60o 463 50 106 20 1 15 54 28 87 1 0 .250 .296 .407 .252 6.8 C 1, LF -1 0.7
50o 450 47 100 19 1 14 52 26 86 1 0 .241 .287 .393 .244 3.1 C 1, LF -1 0.3
40o 437 44 94 18 1 13 49 24 85 1 0 .233 .277 .379 .236 -0.4 C 0, LF -1 0.0
30o 424 42 88 17 1 12 46 23 83 1 0 .224 .267 .364 .227 -3.9 C 0, LF -1 -0.4
20o 408 38 81 16 1 11 42 21 81 1 0 .213 .255 .347 .217 -7.7 C 0, LF -1 -0.8
10o 386 34 72 14 1 10 38 19 79 1 0 .199 .239 .323 .203 -12.5 C 0, LF -1 -1.4
Weighted Mean456481032011453278710.245.291.399.2484.8C 1, LF -10.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 9% 10% 19% 26%

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
20152925028519072717490.224.280.359.233-0.2-1.9-0.6-0.014.9-16.20.0
201630516581062111558361020.228.284.377.2400.21.5-1.2-0.214.9-12.00.0
201731606691282411868411180.231.285.376.2400.10.8-1.5-0.414.9-12.20.0
201832607671252411867401200.223.277.366.234-0.3-3.0-1.6-0.614.9-15.80.0
201933618691272411869421230.224.280.368.235-0.3-2.6-1.6-0.814.9-15.20.0
202034627681282211765421230.222.276.350.228-0.7-6.4-1.6-1.014.9-18.80.0
202135602681252211867431170.229.286.370.238-0.1-0.8-1.5-1.114.9-13.10.0
202236609661212111664421220.219.275.350.228-0.8-7.0-1.5-1.314.9-19.20.0
202337601671252111765411190.228.285.364.236-0.2-2.1-1.5-1.514.9-14.10.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.62.53.34.95.16.818.4

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Cody Clark 2010 .000 DNP
2 91 Stephen Vogt 2013 .255
3 89 Hector Gimenez 2011 .209
4 89 Konrad Schmidt 2013 .000 DNP
5 89 Cole Armstrong 2012 .000 DNP
6 88 Vinny Rottino 2008 .006
7 88 Wyatt Toregas 2011 -.083
8 88 Erik Kratz 2008 .000 DNP
9 86 Tuffy Gosewisch 2012 .000 DNP
10 86 Chris Denove 2011 .000 DNP
11 85 Nevin Ashley 2013 .000 DNP
12 85 Mark Wagner 2012 .000 DNP
13 85 Brett Roneberg 2007 .000 DNP
14 85 Devin Ivany 2011 .000 DNP
15 85 Jeremy Brown 2008 .000 DNP
16 85 Josh Kroeger 2011 .000 DNP
17 84 Dusty Brown 2010 .169
18 84 Bobby Wilson 2011 .194
19 84 Lucas May 2013 .000 DNP
20 84 Robbie Widlansky 2013 .000 DNP
21 84 Micah Hoffpauir 2008 .349
22 84 Blake Lalli 2011 .000 DNP
23 83 Johan Limonta 2012 .000 DNP
24 83 Kyle Phillips 2012 .000 DNP
25 83 Steve Kleen 2011 .000 DNP
26 83 Carlos Maldonado 2007 .262
27 83 Luis Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
28 83 Alvin Colina 2010 .000 DNP
29 83 Luke Montz 2012 .000 DNP
30 83 Sandy Madera 2009 .000 DNP
31 82 Ryan Budde 2008 -.002
32 82 James Van Ostrand 2013 .000 DNP
33 82 Christian Colonel 2010 .000 DNP
34 82 Brad Davis 2011 .000 DNP
35 82 Carlos Ruiz 2007 .248
36 82 Chris Nowak 2011 .000 DNP
37 81 Kenny Perez 2010 .000 DNP
38 81 Sergio Pedroza 2012 .000 DNP
39 81 Jeff Frazier 2011 .000 DNP
40 81 Michael Aubrey 2010 .000 DNP
41 81 Emerson Frostad 2011 .000 DNP
42 81 Ben Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
43 81 Kevin Melillo 2010 .000 DNP
44 81 Shawn Riggans 2009 .137
45 81 Edwin Bellorin 2010 .000 DNP
46 81 Russell Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
47 81 Alberto Concepcion 2009 .000 DNP
48 81 Bubba Bell 2011 .000 DNP
49 81 Ty Wright 2013 .000 DNP
50 81 Ryan Jorgensen 2007 .251
51 81 Eli Whiteside 2008 .000 DNP
52 81 Wes Hodges 2013 .000 DNP
53 81 Erik Lis 2012 .000 DNP
54 80 Mike Paulk 2012 .000 DNP
55 80 Neil Sellers 2010 .000 DNP
56 80 Jose Yepez 2009 .000 DNP
57 80 Mike Eylward 2008 .000 DNP
58 80 Steve Holm 2008 .261
59 80 Val Majewski 2009 .000 DNP
60 80 Brennan King 2009 .000 DNP
61 80 John Hester 2012 .238
62 80 Luke Allen 2007 .000 DNP
63 80 Freddy Sandoval 2011 .000 DNP
64 80 Casey Rogowski 2009 .000 DNP
65 80 Jesus Valdez 2013 .000 DNP
66 80 Michael Bertram 2012 .000 DNP
67 80 Brett Pill 2013 .237
68 79 Ben Copeland 2012 .000 DNP
69 79 Garrett Jones 2009 .311
70 79 Dan Nelson 2012 .000 DNP
71 79 Adam Donachie 2012 .000 DNP
72 79 Justin Knoedler 2009 .000 DNP
73 79 Josh Ford 2011 .000 DNP
74 79 Kevin West 2008 .000 DNP
75 79 Jeff Baisley 2011 .000 DNP
76 79 Kevin Richardson 2009 .332
77 79 J.R. House 2008 -.002
78 79 Bronson Sardinha 2011 .000 DNP
79 79 Tony Alvarez 2007 .000 DNP
80 79 John Baker 2009 .265
81 79 Rene Rivera 2012 .000 DNP
82 79 Keith Reed 2007 .000 DNP
83 78 Matt McBride 2013 .000 DNP
84 78 Ben Lasater 2012 .000 DNP
85 78 Jamie Hoffmann 2013 .000 DNP
86 78 Mark Jurich 2009 .000 DNP
87 78 Prentice Redman 2008 .000 DNP
88 78 Corey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
89 78 John Suomi 2009 .000 DNP
90 78 Humberto Quintero 2008 .202
91 78 Jason Delaney 2011 .000 DNP
92 78 Rob Cosby 2009 .000 DNP
93 78 Jordan Brown 2012 .000 DNP
94 78 Michael Fisher 2013 .000 DNP
95 78 Brandon Tripp 2013 .000 DNP
96 78 Matt Macri 2010 .000 DNP
97 78 Chris Pettit 2013 .000 DNP
98 78 Jackson Melian 2008 .000 DNP
99 78 David Wallace 2008 .000 DNP
100 78 Yurendell de Caster 2008 .000 DNP

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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).
2011 Even backup catchers make good money, and that's because they're important. Assuming perfect health for the first-string backstop, the understudy can still expect to start 20 to 30 games, more if the main guy has any kind of injury. Over the last two seasons, starting catchers (defined as the catcher who got the most plate appearances for his team) averaged only 61 percent of total catcher PAs; out of every 650 plate appearances, the ostensible starter received roughly 400. The balance constitutes a lot of potential offense to blow on a catch-and-throw backup. Joseph, a 2008 seventh-rounder, has a bit of power and makes good contact, but getting on base has been a problem, as hitting consistency has eluded him. Despite so-so throwing, Joseph has the catching skills to have a career, but even if he didnít have Wieters in front of him, his bat would preclude a starting role.
2010 Catcher Caleb Joseph had a bit of a breakout year in the Carolina League; he doesn't do anything exceptionally well, but he is rather solid across the board, enough to make him a nice little catching prospect.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Four PreviewsR.J. Anderson2014-10-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday PreviewsSam Miller2014-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. OriolesSam Miller2014-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsSahadev Sharma2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsMike Gianella2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsJ.P. Breen2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsJeff Quinton2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsDoug Thorburn2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. TigersR.J. Anderson2014-10-02
BP Unfiltered: IBA Update: October 1Craig Goldstein2014-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: There Is No Derek Jeter ConspiracyRussell A. Carleton2014-09-29
Painting the Black: The Plightin' ShowaltersR.J. Anderson2014-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 25, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Ian Lefkowitz2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Jared Weiss2014-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31Ben Murphy2014-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-12
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The MLB Trade Landscape, BuyersMike Gianella2014-07-21
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The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Chris Mosch2014-05-19
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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
2014 5861 94 12.1 14.4 3080 -5.7 -1.6 -3.7 10.5 10.7

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