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Birth Date7-25-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 1 months, 3 days
BatsR
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0.42010
0.12011
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0.52014
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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
2006 CLE 24 16 61 56 4 12 2 0 3 23 5 12 0 0 0 11 0 0 .214 .279 .411 .217 -2.1 0.1 -0.2
2007 SDN 25 145 534 484 57 133 30 2 18 221 32 94 10 6 2 74 1 0 .275 .329 .457 .282 31.4 -11.3 2.0
2008 SDN 26 154 668 624 71 162 31 4 23 270 23 139 15 6 0 84 0 0 .260 .299 .433 .261 24.0 -12.0 1.2
2009 SDN 27 141 573 529 50 135 31 1 18 222 27 106 11 6 0 88 1 0 .255 .302 .420 .253 10.1 -6.4 0.4
2010 OAK 28 143 586 551 59 136 32 1 16 218 24 96 6 5 0 71 2 1 .247 .283 .396 .242 4.3 -0.9 0.4
2011 COL 29 27 108 98 11 25 5 0 3 39 4 19 5 1 0 16 0 0 .255 .315 .398 .264 1.8 -0.8 0.1
2011 OAK 29 46 149 136 13 30 6 0 4 48 8 27 1 4 0 17 2 0 .221 .262 .353 .240 1.7 -1.5 0.0
2014 TEX 32 13 51 47 8 17 6 0 2 29 2 7 2 0 0 10 0 0 .362 .412 .617 .340 4.5 -0.3 0.5
Career6852730252527365014388710701255005028237161.257.302.424.25975.8-33.04.3

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 MHV A- 54 234 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 123 531 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 7 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MHV A- 3 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 68 287 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CLE MLB 16 61 .217 .267 .326 .424 .251 .220 107 -2.9 1.8 -1 0.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2006 AKR AA 67 276 .375 .260 .329 .391 .263 .410 105 28.6 6.7 0 3.5 -1.0 34.8 4.1 34.8 4.1
2006 BUF AAA 27 115 .355 .258 .321 .390 .254 .349 101 11.5 3.3 -0.2 3.3 -0.5 12.6 1.6 12.6 1.6
2007 SDN MLB 145 534 .282 .268 .334 .422 .259 .304 89 13 15.8 2.1 -11.3 -1.5 31.4 2.0 31.4 2.0
2008 SDN MLB 154 668 .261 .264 .329 .414 .261 .297 89 0.4 19.3 2.7 -12.0 -1.2 24.0 1.2 24.0 1.2
2009 SDN MLB 141 573 .253 .254 .321 .403 .256 .285 86 -4 16.5 2.3 -6.4 -2.6 10.1 0.4 10.1 0.4
2010 OAK MLB 143 586 .242 .258 .324 .408 .259 .270 100 -10.5 16.2 2.2 -0.9 -2.3 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2011 COL MLB 27 108 .264 .259 .326 .401 .267 .286 104 0.4 2.9 0.4 -0.8 -1.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2011 OAK MLB 46 149 .240 .260 .319 .405 .261 .239 96 -2.9 4.0 0.5 -1.5 0.2 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0
2011 SAC AAA 61 279 .294 .287 .357 .453 .266 .308 93 11.1 8.7 0.7 -3.2 0.8 22.4 1.8 22.4 1.8
2012 NWA AA 34 127 .268 .258 .323 .391 .265 .337 102 1.1 3.5 -1.7 0.0 -2.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 OMA AAA 56 228 .236 .277 .345 .429 .272 .318 99 -6.2 6.8 0.8 0.6 -2.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2013 NWO AAA 60 241 .296 .267 .339 .408 .270 .307 88 9.3 6.9 -0.7 -2.4 -0.6 15.1 1.3 15.1 1.3
2014 TEX MLB 13 51 .340 .260 .324 .403 .266 .395 105 3.8 1.3 0.2 -0.3 0.0 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2014 ROU AAA 4 17 .247 .236 .295 .380 .235 .357 99 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.9 -0.8 -0.0 -0.8 -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
2003 MHV A- 234 31 56 8 1 8 33 21 36 2 1 .272 .348 .437 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 27 3 5 1 1 1 6 2 5 0 0 .208 .269 .458 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LKC A 531 74 156 35 5 16 87 44 75 5 4 .330 .397 .526 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MHV A- 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KIN A+ 287 47 86 20 4 12 58 24 51 3 1 .339 .406 .591 .252 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CLE MLB 61 4 12 2 0 3 11 5 12 0 0 .214 .279 .411 .196 .217 -2.1 0.1 -0.2
2006 AKR AA 276 46 95 19 1 15 55 23 34 2 3 .389 .454 .660 .270 .375 34.8 3.5 4.1
2006 BUF AAA 115 22 36 9 0 7 20 10 12 2 1 .353 .416 .647 .294 .355 12.6 3.3 1.6
2007 SDN MLB 534 57 133 30 2 18 74 32 94 1 0 .275 .329 .457 .182 .282 31.4 -11.3 2.0
2008 SDN MLB 668 71 162 31 4 23 84 23 139 0 0 .260 .299 .433 .173 .261 24.0 -12.0 1.2
2009 SDN MLB 573 50 135 31 1 18 88 27 106 1 0 .255 .302 .420 .164 .253 10.1 -6.4 0.4
2010 OAK MLB 586 59 136 32 1 16 71 24 96 2 1 .247 .283 .396 .149 .242 4.3 -0.9 0.4
2011 SAC AAA 279 41 79 24 1 13 58 11 36 1 1 .302 .341 .550 .248 .294 22.4 -3.2 1.8
2011 COL MLB 108 11 25 5 0 3 16 4 19 0 0 .255 .315 .398 .143 .264 1.8 -0.8 0.1
2011 OAK MLB 149 13 30 6 0 4 17 8 27 2 0 .221 .262 .353 .132 .240 1.7 -1.5 0.0
2012 NWA AA 127 10 36 10 0 2 15 4 19 1 0 .300 .323 .433 .133 .268 1.1 0.0 0.1
2012 OMA AAA 228 19 55 15 2 0 31 13 40 1 1 .262 .301 .352 .090 .236 -0.4 0.6 0.0
2013 NWO AAA 241 20 64 14 0 6 42 14 27 2 0 .294 .344 .440 .147 .296 15.1 -2.4 1.3
2014 ROU AAA 17 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .312 .294 .375 .062 .247 -0.8 0.4 -0.0
2014 TEX MLB 51 8 17 6 0 2 10 2 7 0 0 .362 .412 .617 .255 .340 4.5 -0.3 0.5

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 2297 0.5141 0.5577 0.7674 0.7417 0.3629 0.8482 0.5926 0.2326
2009 2057 0.4925 0.5226 0.7674 0.7295 0.3218 0.8606 0.5625 0.2326
2010 1960 0.5235 0.5515 0.7993 0.7466 0.3373 0.8708 0.6254 0.2007
2011 892 0.5359 0.5398 0.7651 0.7218 0.3285 0.8638 0.5147 0.2349
2014 183 0.5137 0.5519 0.8416 0.7553 0.3371 0.9014 0.7000 0.1584
Career73890.51320.5440.77740.73750.33990.86080.58620.2226

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-01 2014-08-01 On-Alr 0 0 - Low Back Surgery -
2014-04-23 - 60-DL - - - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2014-05-06 -
2014-02-28 2014-02-28 Camp 0 0 - Head Contusion Batted Ball - -
2014-02-24 2014-02-27 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-08-11 2013-08-19 Minors 8 0 - Back Strain Trapezius - -
2013-06-20 2013-07-18 Minors 28 0 Left Trunk Strain Intercostal - -
2013-04-05 2013-05-19 Minors 44 0 - Back Strain - -
2012-06-08 2012-06-24 Minors 16 15 Right Thumb Contusion - -
2011-09-12 2011-09-16 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2011-05-22 2011-05-28 DTD 6 6 Left Groin Soreness -
2010-09-06 2010-09-21 DTD 15 13 Low Back Soreness -
2010-07-19 2010-07-20 DTD 1 1 Back Stiffness -
2010-04-24 2010-04-24 On-Alr 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-04-24 2010-04-25 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Tightness Calf -
2010-03-03 2010-03-05 Camp 2 0 Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2009-09-09 2009-09-29 DTD 20 17 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-09 2009-04-10 DTD 1 1 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-11-15 2008-11-15 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2008-11-15
2008-06-16 2008-06-24 DTD 8 6 Low Back Strain -
2007-06-15 2007-06-21 DTD 6 5 Low Back Strain -
2007-04-10 2007-04-13 DTD 3 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2006-11-02 2006-11-14 WIN 12 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-06-16 2006-07-04 Minors 18 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-06-03 2005-08-08 Minors 66 0 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TEX $
2013 MIA $
2012 KCA $
2011 OAK $4,750,000
2010 OAK $3,100,000
2009 SDN $432,000
2008 SDN $410,000
2007 SDN $380,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$9,072,800
5 yrTotal$9,072,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 137 dSosick/Cobbe1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/12/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 4/9/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 11/3/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 6/10/11. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Oakland 8/23/11. Contract purchased by Colorado 8/24/11. Free agent 10/5/11 after refusing minor-league assignment by Colorado.
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2010). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 1/16/10. Signed by Oakland 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.432M (2009). Re-signed 2/27/09.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2008). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3808 (2007). Signed by San Diego 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/06. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Cleveland 11/06.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2003 (6-168) (University of Nevada). $45,000 signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Bogaerts moving to AAA, I'm kind of curious: how do you see AA vs. AAA in terms of player development? Some teams promote guys straight from AA to the majors, and I was increasingly under the impression that AA was the final test for a prospect. While AAA is increasingly older and post-prospect or non-prospect oriented - where guys like Kevin Kouzmanoff end up, to pick just one example. I'd love to have your take. Sorry for the long-winded quasi-question.
(Rob from Alaska)
No problem at all. Every team seems to approach this differently, and I think many teams approach it differently depending upon the prospect. There's no doubt that Triple-A baseball is a step above Double-A baseball. But one factor you get in Triple-A is the clubhouses. While you're around older, more mature players, a lot of times they're guys who are just playing it out. You can get kind of a stale feeling around many Triple-A clubhouses, and that's not always the best thing for an up-and-coming prospect. Lots of older guys who are just kind of showing up to the ballpark and going through the motions. I know that's one thing some teams like to avoid subjecting their prospects to. It can become kind of a grind up there. In a lot of Triple-A clubhouses I've been around, you have a mixture of still hard-working veterans happy to help the team out, a mixture of players frustrated that they aren't in the majors, and a mixture of players who are just "eh, I'm in Triple-A and I'm playing it out here." (Jason Cole)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the A's jump back into the Adrian Beltre sweepstakes, or would the cost not be worth it with what they have in Kevin Kouzmanoff?
(Eric from Denver)
The As have offered Beltre very solid deals like every team he was a free agent and he turned them down repeatedly. He doesn't want to go to Oakland, so the As shouldn't waste their time. (Eric Seidman)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who should play 3B for the Indians next season (cannot be from this set: {Nix, Valbuena, Marte})? Are there any "blocked" prospects in orgs like Tampa, Washington, or New York who have third basemen in place for the next half-decade that Cleveland could trade for?
(buffum from Austin TX)
I could see them swooping in on a potential non-tender, perhaps a Jose Lopez, maybe an Edwin Encarnacion. Or, irony of ironies, Kevin Kouzmanoff. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)A lot of people in my office tell me that I should get some guy named Beltre for some of my young pitching.... should I listen to them?
(Bill Smith from Minneapolis, MI)
Some, but I wouldn't go nuts. Maybe the Orioles would give you Aubrey Huff for a lot less. Maybe you get Kevin Kouzmanoff for less, and still get the righty slugger you need for less. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)I really like the game previews that you write (along with Caleb). Do you enjoy working on them?
(Trieu from Cambridge, MA)
Thanks! I do, it reminds me of when I used to write Prospectus Notebook, where we took something interesting that you don't normally hear a lot about regarding a team and expand on it. I don't always pick the games with the most interesting matchups, as far as Hit List rankings and records are concerned. I like to pick games featuring players or trends that have caught my attention lately, like yesterday when I wrote about the improvements in Kevin Kouzmanoff's defense. That was a game between the last two teams in the Hit List rankings, but here I am, wanting to watch it :-) (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableIs Kevin Kouzmanoff actually as slow as he just seemed on the GDP he just hit into? The throw beat him to first by about an eon. (Steven Goldman)
 

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