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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 8115 .289 .362 .440 .286 34.1
Birth Date6-16-1962
Height6' 2"
Weight185 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
1986 CAL 24 154 674 593 82 172 27 3 22 271 57 58 2 12 10 100 5 2 .290 .348 .457 .296 36.8 1.2 4.0
1987 CAL 25 149 653 564 100 161 33 1 34 298 72 64 5 10 2 117 8 2 .285 .366 .528 .306 45.4 5.3 5.0
1988 CAL 26 158 663 597 81 176 31 2 13 250 55 51 5 6 0 85 8 2 .295 .356 .419 .292 32.5 1.5 3.7
1989 CAL 27 159 654 593 78 167 30 2 16 249 46 58 6 8 1 79 3 2 .282 .335 .420 .280 15.3 -11.1 0.5
1990 CAL 28 83 358 310 35 83 15 0 8 122 41 34 1 5 1 41 2 1 .268 .350 .394 .274 9.6 1.3 1.2
1991 CAL 29 143 611 551 79 166 34 3 21 269 52 66 1 5 2 96 2 0 .301 .360 .488 .307 34.9 -0.9 3.6
1992 KCA 30 149 633 572 66 154 36 2 9 221 55 50 4 2 0 66 11 5 .269 .336 .386 .266 11.9 8.7 2.3
1993 KCA 31 141 573 497 83 145 36 3 15 232 66 67 3 5 2 65 5 9 .292 .375 .467 .292 27.6 13.8 4.2
1994 KCA 32 97 417 363 52 113 20 3 8 163 47 43 0 5 2 57 3 2 .311 .386 .449 .283 13.1 4.1 1.7
1995 KCA 33 131 550 465 69 144 28 0 12 208 69 65 2 9 5 83 3 2 .310 .394 .447 .294 29.3 4.4 3.3
1996 SDN 34 121 510 433 59 120 29 1 8 175 69 71 3 4 1 65 5 3 .277 .377 .404 .279 16.2 -0.8 1.5
1997 SDN 35 135 518 455 59 149 29 2 13 221 51 51 2 10 0 83 3 5 .327 .390 .486 .307 28.9 -8.2 2.0
1998 SDN 36 131 494 439 58 131 30 1 12 199 51 44 1 3 0 80 1 2 .298 .370 .453 .288 18.4 -5.4 1.3
1999 SDN 37 110 386 323 34 80 14 2 5 113 58 54 2 3 0 43 0 1 .248 .363 .350 .248 -3.1 0.7 -0.2
2000 ATL 38 119 260 224 24 63 12 0 5 90 31 31 1 4 0 32 0 0 .281 .365 .402 .274 9.6 0.8 1.0
2001 ANA 39 53 161 148 14 36 5 1 3 52 13 18 0 0 0 14 1 1 .243 .304 .351 .217 -9.0 0.9 -0.8
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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
1983 PEO A 54 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 WBY AA 134 548 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 EDM AAA 126 545 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CAL MLB 154 674 .296 .264 .332 .412 .269 .286 95 24.5 18.7 -11.9 1.2 -0.7 36.8 4.0 36.8 4.0
1987 CAL MLB 149 653 .306 .264 .331 .424 .265 .267 96 32.3 19.2 -12.3 5.3 3.2 45.4 5.0 45.4 5.0
1988 CAL MLB 158 663 .292 .258 .319 .387 .264 .302 96 20.5 17.4 -11 1.5 2.8 32.5 3.7 32.5 3.7
1989 CAL MLB 159 654 .280 .261 .322 .386 .265 .287 97 12.6 17.1 -10.9 -11.1 -5.5 15.3 0.5 15.3 0.5
1990 CAL MLB 83 358 .274 .260 .324 .394 .264 .275 98 5.2 9.6 -6.1 1.3 -0.3 9.6 1.2 9.6 1.2
1991 CAL MLB 143 611 .307 .265 .330 .401 .268 .309 96 28.5 16.5 -10.6 -0.9 0.2 34.9 3.6 34.9 3.6
1992 KCA MLB 149 633 .266 .261 .326 .387 .265 .282 99 3.8 16.4 -10.5 8.7 -2.0 11.9 2.3 11.9 2.3
1993 KCA MLB 141 573 .292 .268 .335 .409 .263 .310 100 19.7 16.4 -10.5 13.8 -3.3 27.6 4.2 27.6 4.2
1994 KCA MLB 97 417 .283 .275 .347 .439 .270 .331 99 10.7 12.7 -8.1 4.1 -1.8 13.1 1.7 13.1 1.7
1995 KCA MLB 131 550 .294 .273 .343 .431 .267 .332 97 20.9 16.5 -10.5 4.4 2.6 29.3 3.3 29.3 3.3
1996 SDN MLB 121 510 .279 .263 .329 .407 .253 .313 99 11.3 15.8 -10.1 -0.8 2.1 16.2 1.5 16.2 1.5
1996 RCU A+ 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 135 518 .307 .261 .328 .407 .255 .339 98 26.8 13.8 -9.6 -8.2 -1.1 28.9 2.0 28.9 2.0
1997 LVG AAA 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SDN MLB 131 494 .288 .263 .330 .415 .258 .308 90 15.5 12.8 -9.2 -5.4 -0.1 18.4 1.3 18.4 1.3
1999 SDN MLB 110 386 .248 .267 .338 .427 .257 .281 96 -5.4 10.5 -7.6 0.7 -1.0 -3.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.2
1999 LVG AAA 0 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB 119 260 .274 .264 .338 .428 .259 .302 95 4.3 7.2 -3.9 0.8 1.4 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2001 ANA MLB 53 161 .217 .270 .334 .429 .264 .260 96 -7.6 4.4 -2.9 0.9 -2.0 -9.0 -0.8 -9.0 -0.8

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
1983 PEO A 214 25 63 16 2 3 33 19 25 1 1 .328 .394 .479 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 WBY AA 548 81 148 24 7 12 72 67 60 0 5 .317 .400 .475 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 EDM AAA 545 68 135 29 5 12 73 60 64 2 2 .283 .363 .440 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CAL MLB 674 82 172 27 3 22 100 57 58 5 2 .290 .348 .457 .167 .296 36.8 1.2 4.0
1987 CAL MLB 653 100 161 33 1 34 117 72 64 8 2 .285 .366 .528 .243 .306 45.4 5.3 5.0
1988 CAL MLB 663 81 176 31 2 13 85 55 51 8 2 .295 .356 .419 .124 .292 32.5 1.5 3.7
1989 CAL MLB 654 78 167 30 2 16 79 46 58 3 2 .282 .335 .420 .138 .280 15.3 -11.1 0.5
1990 CAL MLB 358 35 83 15 0 8 41 41 34 2 1 .268 .350 .394 .126 .274 9.6 1.3 1.2
1991 CAL MLB 611 79 166 34 3 21 96 52 66 2 0 .301 .360 .488 .187 .307 34.9 -0.9 3.6
1992 KCA MLB 633 66 154 36 2 9 66 55 50 11 5 .269 .336 .386 .117 .266 11.9 8.7 2.3
1993 KCA MLB 573 83 145 36 3 15 65 66 67 5 9 .292 .375 .467 .175 .292 27.6 13.8 4.2
1994 KCA MLB 417 52 113 20 3 8 57 47 43 3 2 .311 .386 .449 .138 .283 13.1 4.1 1.7
1995 KCA MLB 550 69 144 28 0 12 83 69 65 3 2 .310 .394 .447 .138 .294 29.3 4.4 3.3
1996 RCU A+ 11 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SDN MLB 510 59 120 29 1 8 65 69 71 5 3 .277 .377 .404 .127 .279 16.2 -0.8 1.5
1997 LVG AAA 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 518 59 149 29 2 13 83 51 51 3 5 .327 .390 .486 .158 .307 28.9 -8.2 2.0
1998 SDN MLB 494 58 131 30 1 12 80 51 44 1 2 .298 .370 .453 .155 .288 18.4 -5.4 1.3
1999 LVG AAA 21 4 4 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .235 .381 .235 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 386 34 80 14 2 5 43 58 54 0 1 .248 .363 .350 .102 .248 -3.1 0.7 -0.2
2000 ATL MLB 260 24 63 12 0 5 32 31 31 0 0 .281 .365 .402 .121 .274 9.6 0.8 1.0
2001 ANA MLB 161 14 36 5 1 3 14 13 18 1 1 .243 .304 .351 .108 .217 -9.0 0.9 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1999-05-20 1999-06-25 15-DL 36 32 - Shoulder Fracture Chip Fracture Clavicle - -
1997-04-28 1997-05-13 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 ANA $200,000
2000 ATL $3,375,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$3,575,000
2 yrTotal$3,575,000

 

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Replacing a LegendCraig Goldstein2014-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Replacing a LegendAndrew Koo2014-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Replacing a LegendR.J. Anderson2014-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Replacing a LegendMike Gianella2014-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Replacing a LegendJordan Gorosh2014-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin UptonZachary Levine2014-04-10
The BP Wayback Machine: Which Players and Teams Look Best Over the Next Half-Decade?Nate Silver2014-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Can (Domonic) Brown Do Enough for You?Jason Collette2013-06-05
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Baserunning MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2013-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: The Top Prospect EditionBret Sayre2013-03-18
Western Front: Even Writers Need Spring TrainingGeoff Young2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Ten Excuses for Not Voting Johnny Damon Into the HOFMichael Bates2012-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: No Country for Old PitchersGeoff Young2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Better Than Doug MientkiewiczGeoff Young2012-03-13
The BP Broadside: The Best First Baseman in Angels HistorySteven Goldman2011-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Adrian as AdvertisedJohn Perrotto2011-06-27
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
You Can Blog It Up: The Shockingly Non-Bunty Gene Mauch All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Old WestChristina Kahrl2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Designated JesterKen Funck2010-05-05
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: One Man's BallotJohn Perrotto2008-09-28
Transaction of the Day: Teixeira Two-StepChristina Kahrl2008-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Post-Swaptasm EditionJay Jaffe2007-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My Hall of Fame BallotJoe Sheehan2007-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2006-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Non-Tenders, and Actual NewsJoe Sheehan2005-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Any Infielder Will DoSteven Goldman2005-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Empire Strikes LastJim Baker2004-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Five-Year Forecasts: Which Players and Teams Look Best Over the Next Half-Decade?Nate Silver2003-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: Draft 2001: The First RoundJoe Sheehan2002-06-05
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, worried about old friends. What do you make of Casey Kotchman's step back in the walks department? We Halo fans were hoping he'd be the next incarnation of Wally Joyner, but now Braves fans would have to be pretty happy if he even met that.
(Paco from Orange County)
Kotchman believers have always had to latch onto little bits of happiness, like when it seemed that he'd finally turned the corner after a stretch of minor league slugging in 2005, but he keeps tripping over himself, to the point that he's almost the latter-day Mickey Vernon or something. A poor man's Mickey Vernon. At this point, Kotchman's in danger of devolving into a patch, a placeholder, somebody you resort to, not somebody you plug in as a matter of choice. I was a pessimist at the time of the deal, and I'm more pessimistic still now. (Christina Kahrl)


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