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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
408 .217 4 35 32 3 .214 0.9
Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
1.32012
1.62013
1.22014
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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
2011 SLN 23 16 22 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .215 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1
2012 SLN 24 26 82 72 11 24 5 3 2 41 7 19 0 2 1 14 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .325 11.5 0.5 1.3
2013 SLN 25 143 448 410 44 89 20 0 1 112 34 91 0 3 1 35 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .203 -2.1 16.9 1.6
2014 SLN 26 14 26 23 4 7 3 0 0 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .298 2.3 0.2 0.3
Career199578522611232933167481180535051.236.297.320.22511.317.33.1

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
2007 BAT A- 8 28 .144 .248 .320 .366 .255 .200 97 -3.6 0.8 0.4 -0.3 0.1 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2007 CRD Rk 4 15 .268 .259 .344 .372 .273 .182 92 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 JCY Rk 30 120 .283 .253 .328 .369 .253 .313 95 3.2 3.8 1.7 1.7 0.9 6.5 0.8 6.5 0.8
2008 QUD A 99 434 .287 .255 .326 .375 .264 .336 96 12.3 12.3 4.7 5.9 -2.2 27.4 3.5 27.4 3.5
2008 PMB A+ 24 94 .195 .249 .327 .370 .254 .189 94 -7.7 3.2 1.5 1.7 -0.3 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2009 PMB A+ 18 84 .304 .259 .324 .367 .255 .404 89 3.9 2.4 1.1 -2.2 -1.4 4.8 0.3 4.8 0.3
2009 SFD AA 113 459 .225 .263 .334 .391 .249 .259 116 -17.3 13.3 6.1 15.8 1.4 -3.2 1.3 -3.2 1.3
2010 SFD AA 132 570 .247 .261 .338 .391 .262 .282 105 -8.4 17.1 7.9 17.8 -0.1 16.3 3.5 16.3 3.5
2011 SLN MLB 16 22 .215 .251 .318 .402 .259 .231 103 -1 0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2011 MEM AAA 112 448 .207 .279 .353 .431 .266 .265 97 -28.2 13.9 3.8 11.1 2.6 -5.7 0.5 -5.7 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 26 82 .325 .249 .323 .382 .259 .415 96 5.3 2.2 1 0.5 1.1 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2012 MEM AAA 131 500 .239 .273 .337 .422 .266 .251 95 -11.8 14.9 1.9 3.2 4.0 12.3 1.5 12.3 1.5
2013 SLN MLB 143 448 .203 .247 .309 .380 .252 .274 101 -24.6 11.8 5.3 16.9 3.2 -2.1 1.6 -2.1 1.6
2014 SLN MLB 14 26 .298 .260 .325 .421 .276 .368 102 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.8 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2014 MEM AAA 117 437 .263 .268 .333 .414 .263 .275 93 1.6 13.1 5.1 8.7 1.6 19.1 2.8 19.1 2.8

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
2007 JCY Rk 120 16 28 8 0 2 9 12 21 3 2 .264 .350 .396 .132 .283 6.5 1.7 0.8
2007 BAT A- 28 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 7 1 1 .148 .179 .222 .074 .144 -2.6 -0.3 -0.3
2007 CRD Rk 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 .268 1.1 0.2 0.1
2008 QUD A 434 58 107 20 4 5 40 45 69 12 5 .284 .367 .398 .114 .287 27.4 5.9 3.5
2008 PMB A+ 94 4 10 4 0 0 10 10 27 0 1 .130 .231 .182 .052 .195 -3.3 1.7 -0.2
2009 SFD AA 459 52 88 15 3 6 37 42 88 4 2 .216 .289 .312 .096 .225 -3.2 15.8 1.3
2009 PMB A+ 84 8 23 5 0 0 8 8 16 1 0 .315 .390 .384 .068 .304 4.8 -2.2 0.3
2010 SFD AA 570 69 122 28 2 13 72 56 111 13 2 .243 .316 .384 .141 .247 16.3 17.8 3.5
2011 MEM AAA 448 48 85 17 2 3 47 36 91 2 2 .214 .280 .289 .075 .207 -5.7 11.1 0.5
2011 SLN MLB 22 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .059 .215 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1
2012 MEM AAA 500 61 104 16 3 11 63 41 74 7 4 .232 .292 .355 .123 .239 12.3 3.2 1.5
2012 SLN MLB 82 11 24 5 3 2 14 7 19 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .236 .325 11.5 0.5 1.3
2013 SLN MLB 448 44 89 20 0 1 35 34 91 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .056 .203 -2.1 16.9 1.6
2014 MEM AAA 437 59 94 23 0 8 54 41 61 10 7 .248 .330 .372 .124 .263 19.1 8.7 2.8
2014 SLN MLB 26 4 7 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .130 .298 2.3 0.2 0.3

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
2011 86 0.5465 0.4824 0.8293 0.6383 0.2821 0.9667 0.4545 0.1707
2012 352 0.5369 0.4046 0.8239 0.5503 0.2331 0.9135 0.5789 0.1620
2013 1584 0.5278 0.4694 0.8412 0.6531 0.2634 0.9231 0.6142 0.1575
2014 105 0.5810 0.4000 0.8333 0.5082 0.2500 1.0000 0.3636 0.1667
Career21270.53270.45580.83750.62830.25850.92710.58950.1592

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$490,000
2 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 60 dHendricks Sports1 year/$0.518M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1-18) (Owassa HS, Okla.). Signed 7/21/07, $1.395M 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 500 50 116 23 3 7 46 40 94 5 2 .255 .314 .366 .251 15.0 SS 8, 2B 2 2.7
80o 483 46 106 21 2 7 43 37 93 4 2 .243 .300 .348 .240 9.4 SS 8, 2B 2 2.1
70o 471 43 100 20 2 6 41 35 92 4 2 .234 .290 .335 .232 5.5 SS 8, 2B 2 1.6
60o 460 41 95 19 2 6 39 33 91 4 2 .227 .282 .325 .225 2.4 SS 7, 2B 2 1.3
50o 450 39 91 18 2 6 37 32 90 4 2 .220 .274 .315 .219 -0.4 SS 7, 2B 2 0.9
40o 440 38 86 17 2 5 36 30 89 3 2 .213 .266 .305 .212 -3.1 SS 7, 2B 2 0.6
30o 429 36 81 16 2 5 34 28 88 3 1 .206 .257 .294 .206 -5.8 SS 7, 2B 2 0.3
20o 417 33 76 15 2 5 32 26 86 3 1 .197 .247 .282 .198 -8.8 SS 7, 2B 2 -0.1
10o 400 30 67 13 1 4 29 24 84 3 1 .186 .233 .265 .187 -12.7 SS 6, 2B 2 -0.5
Weighted Mean4524092182638329042.222.275.317.2200.2SS 7, 2B 21.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 29% 8% 25% 53%

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
20152725025479142218562.207.265.309.213-0.4-8.90.92.814.1-26.65.1
20162825024489142117532.206.260.299.209-0.8-12.20.82.714.9-30.65.1
20172925024489132117531.210.265.305.212-0.6-10.20.82.614.9-28.65.1
2018304744691181741341012.213.270.312.2150.5-5.11.64.814.9-26.59.7
20193161961121232954471252.216.276.315.2191.3-1.12.16.114.9-24.312.7
202032618611182221053471282.209.270.307.2140.9-4.42.16.014.9-27.412.7
202133636631212231055491331.210.272.311.2161.1-2.72.36.014.9-25.913.0
202234604601162221053461260.211.272.311.2161.0-3.22.35.514.9-25.912.4
202335633621222321055471290.213.271.313.2171.1-2.82.45.614.9-25.712.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.14.110.5107.65.834.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Ray Olmedo 2007 .203
2 88 Omar Quintanilla 2008 .215
3 84 Robert Andino 2010 .249
4 84 Ramiro Pena 2012 .180
5 83 Ben Zobrist 2007 .157
6 82 Andres Blanco 2010 .238
7 82 Brandon Phillips 2007 .270
8 81 Luis Hernandez 2010 .239
9 81 Brent Lillibridge 2010 .207
10 81 Anderson Hernandez 2009 .232
11 80 German Duran 2011 .000 DNP
12 79 Sean Kazmar 2011 .000 DNP
13 79 Gregorio Petit 2011 .000 DNP
14 79 Argenis Diaz 2013 .000 DNP
15 79 Ivan Ochoa 2009 .000 DNP
16 79 Paul Janish 2009 .211
17 79 Reid Brignac 2012 .092
18 79 Jose Coronado 2012 .000 DNP
19 79 Marcos Cabral 2010 .000 DNP
20 78 Ozzie Chavez 2010 .000 DNP
21 78 Casey Benjamin 2007 .000 DNP
22 78 Oswaldo Navarro 2011 .000 DNP
23 78 Angel Sanchez 2010 .234
24 78 Alberto Gonzalez 2009 .234
25 78 Erick Monzon 2008 .000 DNP
26 78 Brian Bocock 2011 .000 DNP
27 78 Luis Cruz 2010 .185
28 78 Joseph Simokaitis 2009 .000 DNP
29 78 Jeff Bianchi 2013 .203
30 77 Tommy Manzella 2009 .129
31 77 Chris McConnell 2012 .000 DNP
32 77 Brian Dozier 2013 .263
33 77 Pedro Florimon 2013 .227
34 77 Brandon Fahey 2007 .162
35 77 Darwin Barney 2012 .239
36 77 Brandon Pinckney 2008 .000 DNP
37 76 Jason Christian 2013 .000 DNP
38 76 Blake Davis 2010 .000 DNP
39 76 Chin-lung Hu 2010 .120
40 76 Shane Victorino 2007 .267
41 76 Estarlin De Los Santos 2013 .000 DNP
42 76 Cliff Pennington 2010 .261
43 76 Ryan Lormand 2012 .000 DNP
44 76 Melvin Dorta 2008 .000 DNP
45 76 Drew Meyer 2008 .000 DNP
46 76 Taylor Harbin 2012 .000 DNP
47 76 Andy Gonzalez 2008 .253
48 76 Ivan De Jesus 2013 .000 DNP
49 75 Brandon Crawford 2013 .247
50 75 Jonathan Herrera 2011 .231
51 75 Pedro Lopez 2010 .000 DNP
52 75 Christian Lara 2011 .000 DNP
53 75 Tony Abreu 2011 .000 DNP
54 75 Emmanuel Burriss 2011 .197
55 74 Michael Gaffney 2008 .000 DNP
56 74 Eduardo Nunez 2013 .255
57 74 Casey Rowlett 2009 .000 DNP
58 74 Marc Maddox 2010 .000 DNP
59 74 Ruben Gotay 2009 .000 DNP
60 74 Toby Gardenhire 2009 .000 DNP
61 74 Diory Hernandez 2010 .196
62 74 Lance Zawadzki 2011 .000 DNP
63 74 Skyler Stromsmoe 2010 .000 DNP
64 74 Andrew Romine 2012 .356
65 74 Rene Tosoni 2013 .000 DNP
66 74 Juan Ciriaco 2010 .000 DNP
67 74 Danny Worth 2012 .231
68 74 Josh Anderson 2009 .206
69 74 Hainley Statia 2012 .000 DNP
70 74 Kurt Mertins 2012 .000 DNP
71 74 Wilson Batista 2007 .000 DNP
72 74 Niuman Romero 2011 .000 DNP
73 74 William Bergolla 2009 .000 DNP
74 74 Ofilio Castro 2010 .000 DNP
75 74 Mario Lisson 2010 .000 DNP
76 74 Guilder Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
77 74 Fernando Cortez 2008 .000 DNP
78 74 Carlos R Rojas 2010 .000 DNP
79 74 Ray Chang 2010 .000 DNP
80 74 Matt Rogelstad 2009 .000 DNP
81 74 Dale Mollenhauer 2012 .000 DNP
82 73 Jose Lozada 2012 .000 DNP
83 73 Brian Buscher 2007 .247
84 73 Greg Sexton 2011 .000 DNP
85 73 Jeff Mathis 2009 .209
86 73 Tripper Johnson III 2008 .000 DNP
87 73 Kris Negron 2012 .373
88 73 Brendan Ryan 2008 .226
89 73 Felix Molina 2009 .000 DNP
90 73 Shawn Roof 2011 .000 DNP
91 73 Chase d'Arnaud 2013 .000 DNP
92 73 Pat Osborn 2007 .000 DNP
93 73 Curtis Thigpen 2009 .000 DNP
94 73 Russ Adams 2007 .251
95 73 Jonathan Malo 2010 .000 DNP
96 73 Will Rhymes 2009 .000 DNP
97 73 Ryan Klosterman 2008 .000 DNP
98 73 Troy Hanzawa 2012 .000 DNP
99 73 Eduardo Cornejo 2008 .000 DNP
100 73 Michael Richard 2011 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .195 .288 .279 .208
11 vs R (Multi) .239 .283 .304 .214
18 Split (Multi) .045 -.005 .024 .006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .184 .280 .256 .197
31 vs R (2013) .232 .273 .281 .203
38 Split (2013) .048 -.007 .025 .006
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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).
2013 Buying lottery tickets is a fool’s errand, unless you happen to be the fool who buys the winner. When Furcal’s injury left them short at shortstop down the stretch, the desperate Cardinals threw up their hands, ran to the liquor store, and bought a fistful of Kozma scratch-offs. To everyone’s surprise, the perennially disappointing former top pick spent the month mashing extra-base hits all over the National League and taking part in a number of memorable postseason scenes. Kozma is a true shortstop and has more pop than your normal middle infielder, but his .223/.286/.324 career Triple-A line speaks far more eloquently about his offensive potential than those six magical weeks last summer.
2012 Pete Kozma collected just three hits during a pair of early-season cameos spelling Nick Punto in St. Louis, and his first full season at Triple-A wasn’t exactly a wild success either. He’s still just 24, but the 2007 first-rounder will have to improve his contact rate and get on base more often to approach even Punto status.
2011 Former first-rounder Peter Kozma has a plus glove and good power for a shortstop, but he makes far too many outs to be anything more than another flavor of disappointment for the Cardinals' middle infield.
2010 Top 2007 pick Pete Kozma has been pushed up the system fast because of his exceptional glove at shortstop, but the youngster's spin in Double-A provided a harsh lesson that there's a long way yet to go for his bat to be endurable.
2009 The 18th overall selection in the 2007 draft, Kozma recovered from a rough debut season to post solid numbers in the offense-suppressing Midwest League. He does just about everything well, but is not spectacular in any one facet, projecting to hit around 10 homers with a decent average and play solid defense as a major leaguer. He'll repeat at Palm Beach after a poor showing late last season.
2008 The Cardinals raised some eyebrows when they selected Kozma with the 18th overall pick last June. Positional scarcity played into the selection, as neither the high school nor college classes offered much in the way of up-the-middle players. Kozma looked pretty good in his pro debut, and that's what he is-pretty good. He's a fine defender with good contact skills, but while he's highly polished for a teenager and could move up quickly, his small frame and lack of any true plus-plus tools or skills will prevent him from being an impact player.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to be the Cardinals' shortstop in 2014?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
None of the above.

Seriously though the internal options aren't appealing. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso both seem like fill-ins or utility options as opposed to starters, and while some have suggested that Kolten Wong can't be any worse at the position, I think he'd be too big of a stretch at the position defensively to give him a try. My guess based on internal options is Kozma. It wouldn't surprise me to see the club explore a trade or someone like Yunel Escobar is the market is right. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what Ryan Jackson did to get himself so deeply planted in Mike Matheny's doghouse? I mean, he's not going to be a star, but at this point, he'd be an upgrade on Pete Kozma, wouldn't he? Not that that's a very high bar...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I agree and I've wondered the same! Jackson was stuck out in LF when I saw Memphis back in June, and that confused me as well. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cardinals are about to sign Kelly Shoppach FYI. The cardinals were supposedly looking for SS but had no luck. Pete Kozma, Ryan Jackson, nor Greg Garcia are the answers so who is?
(Bubba from STL)
I thought Alexei Ramirez made sense for them before the rumors of their interest popped up. It's really hard to find a MLB-quality shortstop out there (which is something that we perhaps don't take into account enough when talking about the Iglesias and Gregorius deals). Maybe they reunite with Brendan Ryan, or Arizona decides to move Cliff Pennington for some reason? I don't know. St. Louis may not have a choice but to roll with what they've got. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Pete Kozma and Jose Iglesias? They have both looked good so far this spring/year. Think they will be ok offensively?
(Todd from Dallas)
I made up my mind on Kozma last year and I don't have enough time in the day to reassess him continually, so I'll say "Meh" and "no." There are too many baseball players.

Iglesias won't be ok offensively, either, but don't care, won't ever care. (Sam Miller)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor, who is the Cardinals shortstop next year? Andrus? Not much on the free agent market. Please don't say Pete Kozma.
(Justin from Chicago)
Peter Kozma (Jason Parks)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ian, with Scutaro re-signing with the Giants, do you think the Cardinals will do anything at the meetings regarding the middle of their infield? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
Are you not a Pete Kozma believer?? :)

I'm still a big Furcal fan, so if he's healthy (big if) I have no problem with him as my opening day SS. Between Descalso and Kozma, you have a LOT of potential at 2B/SS -- lots more than what other orgs have. Whether or not they actualize that, well, none of us can say just yet. But I'd say the Cards are set up pretty well right now! (Ian Miller)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career: Pete Kozma or Joe Panik?
(Beau from SF)
Kozma. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's gotten into Pete Kozma?
(Jeff from Springfield)
Kozma is having one of my favorite random hot streaks of the year. How often does a guy hit .232/.292/.355 over 500 Triple-A plate appearances and .333/.383/.569 over 82 big-league plate appearances in the same season? And it’s carried over to the postseason. What a weird year. (R.J. Anderson)


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