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Birth Date12-2-1975
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 7 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-1.22010
0.02011
0.32012
-1.22013
-0.42014
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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
1997 FLO 21 14 57 52 5 10 1 1 0 13 4 7 0 0 1 4 3 0 .192 .250 .250 .177 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
1998 FLO 22 154 623 578 72 161 25 7 11 233 34 61 1 3 7 68 10 5 .279 .318 .403 .250 9.1 4.7 1.4
1999 FLO 23 148 535 495 57 134 23 9 8 199 29 50 0 9 2 50 7 6 .271 .306 .402 .240 -6.4 3.4 -0.3
2000 FLO 24 152 578 530 87 158 31 5 12 235 42 46 0 4 2 57 19 9 .298 .347 .443 .265 15.9 5.8 2.0
2001 SDN 25 119 460 406 67 118 29 1 10 179 48 58 2 3 1 58 13 5 .291 .366 .441 .271 20.2 4.1 2.4
2002 SDN 26 153 646 578 82 169 27 7 17 261 59 89 3 4 2 61 11 9 .292 .359 .452 .280 30.5 5.6 3.6
2003 SDN 27 128 541 482 64 128 28 4 7 185 56 82 1 1 1 38 6 3 .266 .343 .384 .256 23.4 14.5 3.8
2004 OAK 28 148 673 606 78 190 37 3 15 278 55 70 2 5 5 63 8 5 .314 .370 .459 .276 33.2 1.3 3.4
2005 OAK 29 139 629 582 75 163 35 1 15 245 40 51 1 4 2 82 5 5 .280 .325 .421 .265 25.8 -6.9 1.9
2006 OAK 30 129 558 502 57 138 29 3 7 194 44 55 2 6 4 59 6 3 .275 .332 .386 .247 5.6 -10.5 -0.5
2007 OAK 31 56 226 206 20 44 14 0 1 61 19 20 0 1 0 20 1 1 .214 .279 .296 .213 -3.5 0.6 -0.3
2008 ATL 32 88 345 318 39 92 17 3 6 133 25 34 0 1 1 37 2 3 .289 .340 .418 .260 15.6 -7.1 0.8
2008 BOS 32 22 91 84 6 19 8 1 0 29 7 11 0 0 0 12 0 1 .226 .286 .345 .221 -3.0 -0.1 -0.3
2009 BOS 33 27 79 74 4 19 2 0 1 24 4 12 0 1 0 5 2 1 .257 .291 .324 .220 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
2009 CHA 33 40 127 113 12 33 7 0 3 49 11 9 0 2 1 18 1 1 .292 .349 .434 .270 3.7 -1.0 0.3
2010 CHA 34 107 359 327 30 78 17 2 8 123 32 36 0 0 0 31 1 3 .239 .306 .376 .231 -10.2 -1.6 -1.2
2011 MIL 35 104 255 233 18 63 13 1 3 87 21 27 0 1 0 31 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .259 3.7 -3.4 0.0
2012 SDN 36 82 156 143 9 37 8 0 2 51 11 14 1 1 0 14 0 2 .259 .314 .357 .246 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 SDN 37 104 171 155 8 30 2 0 1 35 13 25 0 2 1 12 0 2 .194 .253 .226 .192 -8.8 -2.1 -1.2
Career19147109646479017843534812726145547571348307209864.276.332.404.255151.58.615.7

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
1996 KNC A 17 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 14 57 .177 .255 .325 .399 .254 .222 95 -5.2 1.5 0.2 0.9 0.3 -3.0 -0.2 -3.0 -0.2
1997 PME AA 0 513 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 154 623 .250 .261 .325 .409 .255 .295 96 -6.5 16.2 -4.4 4.7 3.1 9.1 1.4 9.1 1.4
1999 FLO MLB 148 535 .240 .268 .338 .429 .259 .283 95 -12.8 14.5 -6.4 3.4 -4.7 -6.4 -0.3 -6.4 -0.3
2000 FLO MLB 152 578 .265 .265 .340 .431 .260 .307 97 3.3 15.9 -6.2 5.8 2.5 15.9 2.0 15.9 2.0
2001 SDN MLB 119 460 .271 .261 .325 .425 .255 .317 99 5.6 12.4 1.2 4.1 2.1 20.2 2.4 20.2 2.4
2002 SDN MLB 153 646 .280 .260 .324 .413 .257 .319 101 13.6 16.5 1.7 5.6 -0.5 30.5 3.6 30.5 3.6
2003 SDN MLB 128 541 .256 .257 .324 .404 .255 .307 95 -2.5 14.3 1.4 14.5 4.4 23.4 3.8 23.4 3.8
2004 OAK MLB 148 673 .276 .269 .335 .440 .261 .333 104 12.2 20.0 1.8 1.3 -0.9 33.2 3.4 33.2 3.4
2005 OAK MLB 139 629 .265 .269 .329 .422 .263 .285 98 3.6 18.1 1.5 -6.9 0.1 25.8 1.9 25.8 1.9
2006 OAK MLB 129 558 .247 .271 .335 .430 .257 .294 100 -8.2 16.8 1.1 -10.5 -2.1 5.6 -0.5 5.6 -0.5
2007 OAK MLB 56 226 .213 .268 .333 .422 .262 .231 92 -11.8 6.7 0.6 0.6 -0.2 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2007 SAC AAA 10 44 .268 .296 .365 .476 .266 .278 105 0.4 1.3 -0.2 -1.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.0 0.9 -0.0
2008 ATL MLB 88 345 .260 .263 .330 .413 .263 .308 96 -0.1 10.0 0.9 -7.1 0.9 15.6 0.8 15.6 0.8
2008 BOS MLB 22 91 .221 .262 .326 .423 .258 .260 111 -3.9 2.6 -1.1 -0.1 0.4 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2008 MIS AA 5 19 .269 .264 .342 .378 .251 .429 100 0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 BOS MLB 27 79 .220 .256 .324 .396 .252 .290 111 -3.3 2.3 -1 0.0 -0.5 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 40 127 .270 .259 .331 .416 .258 .291 105 1.3 3.7 -1.8 -1.0 0.5 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2009 PAW AAA 10 34 .215 .261 .326 .393 .247 .312 103 -1.7 1.0 -0.4 -0.7 -0.7 -2.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3
2010 CHA MLB 107 359 .231 .263 .327 .411 .258 .247 112 -10.8 9.9 -5.9 -1.6 -4.1 -10.2 -1.2 -10.2 -1.2
2011 MIL MLB 104 255 .259 .259 .319 .402 .262 .294 103 -0.3 6.9 -1.6 -3.4 -0.8 3.7 0.0 3.7 0.0
2012 SDN MLB 82 156 .246 .256 .319 .401 .260 .273 94 -2.1 4.3 -0.9 0.6 -0.2 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2012 LEL A+ 1 4 -.034 .245 .281 .331 .226 .000 78 -1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 SDN MLB 104 171 .192 .250 .315 .394 .258 .221 99 -11.1 4.5 -0.9 -2.1 -1.2 -8.8 -1.2 -8.8 -1.2

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
1996 KNC A 78 16 17 5 0 2 8 16 8 3 0 .283 .442 .467 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PME AA 513 103 134 27 2 20 77 75 65 17 5 .306 .407 .514 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 57 5 10 1 1 0 4 4 7 3 0 .192 .250 .250 .058 .177 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
1998 FLO MLB 623 72 161 25 7 11 68 34 61 10 5 .279 .318 .403 .125 .250 9.1 4.7 1.4
1999 FLO MLB 535 57 134 23 9 8 50 29 50 7 6 .271 .306 .402 .131 .240 -6.4 3.4 -0.3
2000 FLO MLB 578 87 158 31 5 12 57 42 46 19 9 .298 .347 .443 .145 .265 15.9 5.8 2.0
2001 SDN MLB 460 67 118 29 1 10 58 48 58 13 5 .291 .366 .441 .150 .271 20.2 4.1 2.4
2002 SDN MLB 646 82 169 27 7 17 61 59 89 11 9 .292 .359 .452 .159 .280 30.5 5.6 3.6
2003 SDN MLB 541 64 128 28 4 7 38 56 82 6 3 .266 .343 .384 .118 .256 23.4 14.5 3.8
2004 OAK MLB 673 78 190 37 3 15 63 55 70 8 5 .314 .370 .459 .145 .276 33.2 1.3 3.4
2005 OAK MLB 629 75 163 35 1 15 82 40 51 5 5 .280 .325 .421 .141 .265 25.8 -6.9 1.9
2006 OAK MLB 558 57 138 29 3 7 59 44 55 6 3 .275 .332 .386 .112 .247 5.6 -10.5 -0.5
2007 OAK MLB 226 20 44 14 0 1 20 19 20 1 1 .214 .279 .296 .083 .213 -3.5 0.6 -0.3
2007 SAC AAA 44 2 10 1 0 0 2 7 1 2 0 .270 .386 .297 .027 .268 0.9 -1.2 -0.0
2008 MIS AA 19 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .056 .269 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 345 39 92 17 3 6 37 25 34 2 3 .289 .340 .418 .129 .260 15.6 -7.1 0.8
2008 BOS MLB 91 6 19 8 1 0 12 7 11 0 1 .226 .286 .345 .119 .221 -3.0 -0.1 -0.3
2009 PAW AAA 34 2 10 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 .303 .303 .333 .030 .215 -2.1 -0.7 -0.3
2009 BOS MLB 79 4 19 2 0 1 5 4 12 2 1 .257 .291 .324 .068 .220 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 127 12 33 7 0 3 18 11 9 1 1 .292 .349 .434 .142 .270 3.7 -1.0 0.3
2010 CHA MLB 359 30 78 17 2 8 31 32 36 1 3 .239 .306 .376 .138 .231 -10.2 -1.6 -1.2
2011 MIL MLB 255 18 63 13 1 3 31 21 27 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .103 .259 3.7 -3.4 0.0
2012 LEL A+ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.034 -1.3 0.0 -0.1
2012 SDN MLB 156 9 37 8 0 2 14 11 14 0 2 .259 .314 .357 .098 .246 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 SDN MLB 171 8 30 2 0 1 12 13 25 0 2 .194 .253 .226 .032 .192 -8.8 -2.1 -1.2

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
2008 1513 0.5043 0.5046 0.8506 0.6999 0.3053 0.9026 0.7293 0.1494
2009 751 0.5153 0.4660 0.8600 0.6873 0.2308 0.9323 0.6310 0.1400
2010 1345 0.5301 0.4401 0.8951 0.6241 0.2310 0.9191 0.8219 0.1049
2011 902 0.5044 0.4817 0.8594 0.6527 0.3065 0.9125 0.7445 0.1406
2012 554 0.4910 0.4838 0.8619 0.7022 0.2730 0.9058 0.7532 0.1381
2013 619 0.5267 0.4733 0.8259 0.6595 0.2662 0.8930 0.6410 0.1741
Career56840.5130.47520.86220.66860.27070.91130.73330.1378

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-14 2013-04-15 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-13 2012-06-03 15-DL 21 20 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-16 15-DL 15 10 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2009-05-03 2009-05-03 On-Alr 0 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-03-27 2009-06-02 15-DL 67 51 Low Back Recovery From Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2009-01-29 2009-01-29 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2008-05-26 2008-07-01 15-DL 36 33 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-28 2008-04-29 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-15 2007-10-01 15-DL 47 42 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-05 2007-08-10 DTD 5 4 Low Back Spasms -
2007-07-05 2007-07-06 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-03-23 2007-06-01 60-DL 70 52 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-03-10
2007-02-28 2007-03-23 Camp 23 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-07 2006-09-15 DTD 8 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-03 2006-09-04 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2006-08-07 2006-08-14 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-15 2006-06-20 DTD 5 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-29 2005-09-06 DTD 8 8 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-08 2005-08-11 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2005-07-25 2005-07-31 DTD 6 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-06-04 2005-06-07 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2004-08-29 2004-08-31 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2004-05-13 2004-05-15 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Inflammation -
2003-08-18 2003-08-19 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness Received Cortisone Shot -
2003-05-19 2003-06-05 15-DL 17 16 Low Back Strain -
2003-04-23 2003-04-26 DTD 3 3 Right Low Back Strain -
2001-04-16 2001-05-01 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SDN $1,250,000
2012 SDN $1,250,000
2011 MIL $800,000
2010 CHA $1,500,000
2009 BOS $1,500,000
2008 ATL $8,000,000
2007 OAK $7,000,000
2006 OAK $7,050,000
2005 OAK $7,025,000
2004 OAK $5,500,000
2003 SDN $4,450,000
2002 SDN $3,050,000
2001 SDN $2,125,000
2000 FLO $324,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$50,824,000
14 yrTotal$50,824,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 18 dGreg Genske1 year/$1.25M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2013). Signed extension with San Diego 8/12/12.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/16/11.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/1/11.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2010). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 11/5/09.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009). Re-signed by Boston 1/9/09. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 PAs. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 7/28/09 after being DFA 7/24/09.
  • 2 years/$15M (2007-08). Signed extension 7/05. 07:$7M, 08:$8M. Acquired in trade from Oakland 1/14/08. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 8/27/08.
  • 3 years/$16M (2004-06). Signed extension 7/02. 04:$5.5M, 05:$5.5M, 06:$5.5M. 2005 and 2006 are player options. Limited no-trade protection (may block trades to 8 clubs.) Acquired in trade from San Diego 11/03. 2005 option exercised @ $7.025M
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2002-03). 02:$3.05M, 03:$4.45M.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .187 .248 .206 .163
11 vs R (Multi) .237 .296 .321 .231
18 Split (Multi) .050 .048 .115 .068
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .118 .167 .118 .110
31 vs R (2013) .203 .263 .239 .197
38 Split (2013) .085 .096 .121 .086
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
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The BP Wayback Machine: Simmer. Down. Now.Joe Sheehan2013-04-05
Wezen-Ball: Happy Pi (Pi) Day, 2013!Larry Granillo2013-03-14
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Resident Fantasy Genius: Getting Into the SwingmanDerek Carty2012-06-07
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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What other moves do you predict the Giants will make? Give me something.... Anything
(Tbirds from Seattle)
The Giants signed Gregor Blanco this morning. What, you want more? Starving children in San Diego have to make do with Mark Kotsay, and you're complaining? Finish your vegetables.

Are there any other lefty relievers out there they could sign? Does the sight of Ryan Ludwick excite you? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shouldn't RR just have played Kotsay in RF for the struggling Corey Hart if he really wanted Kotsay's bat in the line-up. If RR is content making decisions on small sample sizes, wouldn't that have been the better play where his defense could have been hidden better? Especially with Hart's D and speed not what it once was.
(ryans from Milwaukee)
You're questioning the logic of a man who has been in love with Mark Kotsay all season. That's not easy.

I agree with you and think that would have been a perfectly valid way to go. I'm not sure who would have slid into the leadoff spot there - Weeks should be the answer, but it would probably have been Gomez or Morgan. My guess, like I said before, is that Roenicke wanted to minimize the waves he caused in the lineup. He can take Gomez and Morgan out of a game any time he wants since they've been platooned all year. Removing Hart from the lineup would be a big deal in the clubhouse, and that's not something he's willing to do right now (though he has started Hairston over McGehee all October, so at least he's done that). (Larry Granillo)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Break down Ron Roenicke as a manager for me. Strengths, weaknesses. Do you still like him?
(The Common Man from Getting Closer)
The Brewers have been playing way too poorly recently to give him a fair shake. He has issues with the lineup (in batting order and defensive position). For some reason, he's in love with Mark Kotsay, even going to so far as to start him in CF yesterday over Brandon Boggs. A lot of Brewers fans hate Roenicke's tendency to go for extra bases, but I'm not jumping on that yet. Doing the Tracker, I've gotten used to subconsciously timing players as they move around the field... if done right, extra bases are definitely there for the taking. Players need to be wiser about it, though.

He hasn't gotten off to a great start yet, that's for sure. (Larry Granillo)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will the 2011 Padres be questioning whether all that division-leading, playoff contender stuff from the previous season was all just a really cool dream?
(Peter from San Diego)
"Marc will write something about this when he's done being depressed."--Marc

Yes, in the grand tradition of Rickey Henderson and...Mark Kotsay? (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/looking-at-2010-from-a-mark-kotsay-standpoint.php), that's a self-reference in the third person. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a Braves fan. Could you please explain why you think Mark Kotsay, at $2Million a year, and some possible talent from the minors, is better than about a hundred different guys you could find in the minors for nothing? Kotsay's a lousy ballplayer, and your organization, in particular, shouldn't be shy about pointing that out.
(rrentaurn from Boise)
I don't think I was, but I try to also see things as Frank Wren does in terms of understanding the possible upside. And like you, I don't believe it. Not that I had any faith in Josh Anderson, but Gregor Blanco has some value. (Christina Kahrl)


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