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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date8-7-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight240 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.12011
-1.22012
0.32013
-0.12014
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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 BOS 23 17 43 39 5 9 2 0 2 17 4 10 0 0 0 8 0 0 .231 .302 .436 .275 0.9 0.1 0.1
2012 BOS 24 46 166 153 11 24 8 0 2 38 11 41 0 2 0 12 0 0 .157 .211 .248 .172 -11.2 -0.2 -1.2
2013 BOS 25 25 82 77 8 23 7 0 1 33 2 17 2 1 0 14 0 0 .299 .329 .429 .269 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2014 BOS 26 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.056 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
Career93296274245617058817692303400.204.253.321.210-8.5-0.3-0.9

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 LOW A- 22 82 .266 .245 .330 .360 .259 .255 94 0.6 2.7 -0.2 -0.1 -1.4 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 GRN A 106 466 .330 .261 .332 .378 .270 .348 98 35.6 13.9 2.3 -0.7 -2.7 44.8 4.6 44.8 4.6
2010 SLM A+ 82 360 .301 .257 .331 .383 .253 .325 105 15.4 10.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.7 27.0 2.7 27.0 2.7
2010 PME AA 44 190 .289 .259 .335 .396 .257 .343 109 5.8 5.4 -1 -0.3 -0.0 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2011 BOS MLB 17 43 .275 .248 .313 .399 .251 .259 114 0.7 1.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 PME AA 55 239 .291 .263 .332 .405 .276 .298 95 8.2 7.0 -0.4 -0.1 -1.8 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
2011 PAW AAA 61 264 .340 .257 .325 .396 .253 .327 93 24.8 8.2 0.9 -0.3 -2.6 34.3 3.2 34.3 3.2
2011 MAR Wnt 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .556 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 46 166 .172 .241 .303 .383 .248 .196 102 -14.5 4.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -11.2 -1.2 -11.2 -1.2
2012 PAW AAA 83 367 .284 .260 .326 .394 .253 .340 97 10.1 10.9 6 -0.2 -6.0 24.1 2.4 24.1 2.4
2013 BOS MLB 25 82 .269 .258 .320 .424 .271 .367 99 0.7 2.2 1.1 -0.3 -0.1 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2013 PAW AAA 50 214 .240 .260 .331 .389 .260 .268 98 -4.6 6.1 2.6 -0.1 -2.8 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2014 BOS MLB 5 5 -.056 .245 .316 .357 .264 .000 101 -1.5 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2014 PME AA 3 12 .267 .273 .317 .417 .259 .222 99 0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2014 PAW AAA 62 257 .283 .271 .337 .405 .258 .345 94 6.8 7.7 -2.8 -1.9 -2.2 9.2 0.7 9.2 0.7
2014 RSX Rk 2 6 .415 .269 .355 .387 .280 .500 92 1 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

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 LOW A- 82 10 15 5 0 2 9 8 18 0 0 .211 .317 .366 .155 .266 1.4 -0.1 0.1
2009 GRN A 466 60 115 36 2 21 87 50 113 1 2 .285 .372 .540 .255 .330 44.8 -0.7 4.6
2010 PME AA 190 25 45 9 0 8 39 26 42 0 0 .285 .399 .494 .209 .289 9.8 -0.3 1.0
2010 SLM A+ 360 66 88 18 0 14 63 44 62 1 0 .289 .395 .487 .197 .301 27.0 -0.1 2.7
2011 PAW AAA 264 40 67 18 0 18 55 32 60 1 1 .295 .390 .612 .317 .340 34.3 -0.3 3.2
2011 PME AA 239 35 59 5 0 14 38 25 47 0 0 .284 .360 .510 .226 .291 14.6 -0.1 1.5
2011 BOS MLB 43 5 9 2 0 2 8 4 10 0 0 .231 .302 .436 .205 .275 0.9 0.1 0.1
2011 MAR Wnt 20 0 5 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 .357 .550 .429 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 166 11 24 8 0 2 12 11 41 0 0 .157 .211 .248 .092 .172 -11.2 -0.2 -1.2
2012 PAW AAA 367 52 94 22 0 8 43 40 62 1 0 .295 .376 .439 .144 .284 24.1 -0.2 2.4
2013 PAW AAA 214 23 45 9 0 3 24 25 25 0 0 .250 .346 .350 .100 .240 3.5 -0.1 0.3
2013 BOS MLB 82 8 23 7 0 1 14 2 17 0 0 .299 .329 .429 .130 .269 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2014 PAW AAA 257 22 62 10 0 3 20 33 45 0 0 .283 .389 .370 .087 .283 9.2 -1.9 0.7
2014 PME AA 12 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .273 .333 .545 .273 .267 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2014 BOS MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.056 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
2014 RSX Rk 6 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .400 .500 .600 .200 .415 1.3 0.1 0.1

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 168 0.5060 0.4107 0.7246 0.5412 0.2771 0.8478 0.4783 0.2754
2012 675 0.5407 0.4504 0.7763 0.5973 0.2774 0.8486 0.5930 0.2237
2013 339 0.4956 0.4602 0.8397 0.6190 0.3041 0.9135 0.6923 0.1603
2014 25 0.5600 0.5600 0.7143 0.8571 0.1818 0.7500 0.5000 0.2857
Career12070.52360.44990.78560.6010.28290.86470.6030.2144

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-21 2014-08-31 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-30 2014-08-14 60-DL 76 66 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture 2014-06-03

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 40 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$0.51M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Boston 8/18/11.
  • Drafted by Boston 2008 (6-202) (Yale). $0.325M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .232 .266 .384 .224
11 vs R (Multi) .226 .275 .322 .220
18 Split (Multi) -.006 .009 -.062 -.004
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .267 .290 .433 .242
31 vs R (2013) .319 .353 .426 .273
38 Split (2013) .052 .063 -.008 .031
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about Ryan Lavarnway and his perspectives as MLB player?
(navarra from Ukraine)
Poor man's John Buck? (Jeff Moore)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know Ryan Lavarnway was never that high of a prospect with KG (peaking at 99 in 2012) but I've heard from some people that actually liked him more than Montero. He hasn't had a lot of playing time yet, but should we expect anything out of him anytime soon?
(Brady Childs from Ruston, Louisiana)
I'm not the biggest Montero lover, but I like him a lot more than Lavarnway. It's not close for me. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Mark! Can you explain why I didn't list Ryan Lavarnway on the Red Sox top-10 25-and-under list? Has his stock fallen that much?
(Chris Mellen from BP's Dark Corridors)
Ah, Mr. Mellen...just as you have, I have seen a ton of Lavarnway the last few years. His performance in the big leagues in 2012 was very surprising to me, and frankly I wasn't that impressed with him in Pawtucket either. Ultimately, I think he will hit enough to survive on a big league roster, but he's a man without a position and with the newer depth in the Red Sox system, I'm not sure he deserved a spot on your U25 list. (Mark Anderson)
2012-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the breaking news of Kelly Shoppach signing with the Mets, is the East now the Mets' to lose?
(Garcia from LBC)
Well sure. They're just 16 1/2 out with 47 to go. It's anyone's division now.

Actually, this is a good deal for Boston. Shoppach wasn't the back up long term there. They have Ryan Lavarnway who needs playing time at catcher and this deal opens up a spot for him to get it. He could be the starter next season in Boston or split time equally with Jarrod Saltalamacchia (I spelled that all by myself!) which would make for pretty good production from the catcher's position.

As for what it does for the Mets? They're nine out of the Wild Card with a billion teams to jump over so I don't really get it. (Matthew Kory)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Derek- which rookies currently in the minors do you see having the biggest impact this season? Any do you see any of them as upgrades from say Cameron Maybin or Ted Lilly (bottom of my roster)? Thanks
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
At this point, it's pretty much all about opportunity. The Trouts and Harpers of the world are already here, and now it becomes a waiting game for a lot of guys. With Tabata getting demoted, that time could be now for a guy like Starling Marte. Some other names to consider: Wil Myers, Ryan Lavarnway (if traded out of Boston), Danny Hultzen, Jake Odorizzi, Jedd Gyorko, Johnny Giavotella, Mike Olt, Travis Snider. It's a gamble dropping an established big leaguer for one of those guys, but in a shallower league where they're just bench players anyway, gambling on some upside isn't a bad idea. (Derek Carty)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does the future hold for Jarod Saltalamacchia in Boston.The Red Sox appear to think highly of Ryan Lavarnway and drafted Blake Swihart.Saltyís defense has also cost the team dearly during the debacle at the end of the season.Any thoughts ?
(Spirou from Somewhere close to the Big O)
The fact that they signed lefty-mashing Kelly Shoppach suggests the Red Sox will give Saltalamacchia another year in the big half of a platoon, rather than letting Lavarnway take over. Itís worth noting that PECOTA says Salty will be a 1.0-WARP player in 2012, and that Lavarnway will be a 3.0-WARP player in 2012, and itís also worth noting that the Red Sox are run by smart people. (Sam Miller)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which is more likely to happen, Jesus Montero starting catcher for the NYY or Ryan Lavarnway starting catcher for BOS?
(Michael from Ohio)
None of the above? (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Beltran, Tim Byrdak and $6M to the Red Sox for Ryan Lavarnway and Felix Doubront. Is this feasible for both sides?
(Liam from Whippleville, NY)
That would create a depth problem at catcher for Boston and because Beltran can't be offered arbitration after the season, the Sox have not to show for it after the season unless they win a ring. Their offense isn't the problem; it's their pitching. Adding Beltran would be overkill, IMO. (Jason Collette)


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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
2011 229 1 0.2 7.6 131 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 7.9
2012 1906 -7 -1.1 -4.2 1088 0.0 0.0 0.1 -1.1 -4.1
2013 1557 1 -0.4 -1.7 918 -0.6 -0.1 -1.0 -0.5 -2.7
total 3692 -2 -0.8 -1.5 2137 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.9 -1.7

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