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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date1-18-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
3.02011
4.02012
1.72013
4.52014
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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
2011 TOR 21 43 171 150 26 44 8 4 9 87 16 31 3 0 2 25 7 1 .293 .373 .580 .327 18.9 9.3 3.0
2012 TOR 22 125 536 494 73 135 26 3 11 200 33 86 5 2 2 48 13 8 .273 .324 .405 .258 16.8 20.6 4.0
2013 TOR 23 107 442 401 41 102 18 3 11 159 30 68 7 3 1 46 9 5 .254 .315 .397 .263 12.8 2.9 1.7
2014 TOR 24 70 282 259 27 64 9 0 12 109 16 49 5 2 0 38 0 0 .247 .301 .421 .262 8.0 2.8 1.2
Career345143113041673456110435559523420751572914.265.323.426.26856.635.79.9

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
2009 WIS A 105 423 .304 .250 .325 .368 .255 .308 101 19.1 12.0 -0.8 -3.2 1.8 33.0 3.1 33.0 3.1
2009 HUN AA 13 53 .211 .258 .336 .384 .266 .368 92 -2.7 1.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2010 HUN AA 135 609 .278 .262 .336 .387 .263 .349 99 11.8 17.5 -1.2 8.7 2.4 29.3 3.9 29.3 3.9
2011 TOR MLB 43 171 .327 .257 .318 .409 .262 .318 108 11.2 4.6 0.6 9.3 0.2 18.9 3.0 18.9 3.0
2011 DUN A+ 4 11 .225 .268 .328 .375 .254 .143 114 -0.4 0.3 0 0.5 -0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 69 329 .329 .292 .357 .459 .266 .383 115 26.9 10.2 1.3 2.3 -0.8 36.9 3.7 36.9 3.7
2012 TOR MLB 125 536 .258 .254 .316 .406 .259 .311 106 -1.2 14.7 2 20.6 2.4 16.8 4.0 16.8 4.0
2012 DUN A+ 1 3 .016 .274 .341 .402 .248 .000 109 -0.8 0.1 0 0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2012 BLJ Rk 1 1 -.009 .143 .200 .286 .176 .000 87 -0.3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2013 TOR MLB 107 442 .263 .253 .312 .400 .262 .280 102 1.2 11.6 1.5 2.9 0.3 12.8 1.7 12.8 1.7
2013 LNS A 2 8 .145 .273 .330 .398 .263 .000 114 -1 0.2 0 0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 DUN A+ 4 13 .428 .260 .325 .372 .257 .500 101 2.4 0.4 0 -0.5 -0.5 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2013 NHP AA 3 13 .369 .233 .310 .358 .249 .429 112 1.4 0.4 0 0.3 -0.2 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 BUF AAA 3 13 .219 .242 .305 .346 .235 .250 100 -0.6 0.4 0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 TOR MLB 70 282 .262 .254 .314 .389 .262 .260 106 0.5 7.3 0.5 2.8 -0.2 8.0 1.2 8.0 1.2
2014 DUN A+ 3 12 .323 .258 .337 .357 .255 .500 117 0.8 0.4 0 -0.1 0.2 1.2 0.1 1.2 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
2009 WIS A 423 48 102 18 5 13 65 41 70 19 11 .274 .353 .454 .180 .304 33.0 -3.2 3.1
2009 HUN AA 53 6 14 0 1 0 0 0 14 0 2 .269 .283 .308 .038 .211 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2
2010 HUN AA 609 90 158 36 16 8 63 47 118 30 13 .285 .345 .451 .166 .278 29.3 8.7 3.9
2011 LVG AAA 329 64 103 24 6 18 61 26 53 13 2 .353 .415 .661 .308 .329 36.9 2.3 3.7
2011 DUN A+ 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .125 .364 .125 .000 .225 0.5 0.5 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 171 26 44 8 4 9 25 16 31 7 1 .293 .373 .580 .287 .327 18.9 9.3 3.0
2012 BLJ Rk 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.009 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2012 DUN A+ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .016 -0.6 0.2 -0.0
2012 TOR MLB 536 73 135 26 3 11 48 33 86 13 8 .273 .324 .405 .132 .258 16.8 20.6 4.0
2013 NHP AA 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 .333 .538 .333 .000 .369 1.8 0.3 0.2
2013 DUN A+ 13 1 6 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .538 .750 .250 .428 2.3 -0.5 0.2
2013 BUF AAA 13 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 7 1 0 .167 .231 .417 .250 .219 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2013 LNS A 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .145 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2013 TOR MLB 442 41 102 18 3 11 46 30 68 9 5 .254 .315 .397 .142 .263 12.8 2.9 1.7
2014 DUN A+ 12 3 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .400 .500 .500 .100 .323 1.2 -0.1 0.1
2014 TOR MLB 282 27 64 9 0 12 38 16 49 0 0 .247 .301 .421 .174 .262 8.0 2.8 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
2011 689 0.4935 0.3968 0.7729 0.5912 0.2063 0.8209 0.6389 0.2234
2012 1955 0.5284 0.4770 0.8337 0.6341 0.3004 0.8992 0.6787 0.1663
2013 1616 0.5161 0.4690 0.8203 0.6487 0.2762 0.8817 0.6667 0.1797
2014 1042 0.5259 0.4894 0.8196 0.6496 0.3117 0.8989 0.6364 0.1804
Career53020.51960.46660.81890.6360.2830.88360.66160.1806

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-06 2014-09-29 60-DL 54 48 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-06-23 2014-08-05 15-DL 43 36 Right Fingers Fracture HBP - Index Finger -
2014-06-18 2014-06-18 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-05-06 2014-05-12 DTD 6 6 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2014-04-30 2014-05-01 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-02 Camp 1 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-09-28 2013-09-28 DTD 0 0 - Face Contusion HBP - -
2013-05-28 2013-07-13 15-DL 46 41 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2013-03-22 2013-04-16 15-DL 25 13 Left Trunk Recovery From Strain Ribcage - -
2013-03-03 2013-03-22 Camp 19 0 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
2012-08-04 2012-09-07 15-DL 34 30 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-07-19 2012-07-21 DTD 2 1 Right Lower Leg Contusion Diving Into Camera Bay - -
2012-07-08 2012-07-13 DTD 5 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-06-20 2012-06-20 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2012-03-17 2012-03-25 Camp 8 0 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-29 15-DL 8 8 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -
2011-09-12 2011-09-13 DTD 1 0 Left Knee Contusion - -
2011-06-01 2011-07-19 Minors 48 42 Left Hand Fracture 3rd Metacarpal Non-displaced Fracture -
2009-06-08 2009-06-15 Minors 7 0 Surgery -
2009-05-21 2009-05-25 Minors 4 0 Face Fracture Nose -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $516,100
2013 TOR $500,000
2012 TOR $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$982,500
2011Current$516,100
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,498,600
3 yrTotal$1,498,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 55 dJoe Urbon1 year/$0.5161M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Toronto 8/5/11.
  • Acquired by Toronto in trade from Milwaukee 12/6/10.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1-16) (Brookswood SS, Langley, BC). Signed 8/5/08, $1.7M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .262 .310 .391 .247
11 vs R (Multi) .264 .325 .416 .271
18 Split (Multi) .002 .016 .025 .024
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .219 .269 .344 .215
31 vs R (2013) .266 .329 .413 .274
38 Split (2013) .047 .060 .069 .059
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)I finished 3rd in my 20 team dynasty league this year. The odd part is that I was 7th in Runs an 8th in RBI's, despite being 1st in home runs and utter lack of SB and AVG. How do I deal with this? I counted on guys like Maybin and Lawrie, but they failed to get me SB. I'm unsure how to deal with this. Donaldson and Upton might be my only 100 RBIs guys for example
(Gila Monster from Boston)
It's difficult to answer this without looking at a roster, but I'd expect lesser disparity between R/RBI and HR next year and focus on SB and AVG instead. Counting on Cameron Maybin and Brett Lawrie is not a good start, unless "days on DL" is a stat. Try to give up some prospect depth for a high-average, 20-plus SB guy if you're trying to compete next year. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie and George Springer sleepers heading into next year? Both could easily be top 50 players if they get 600 at bats.
(Daniel from Orlando)
Springer is only a sleeper in shallower formats; there is no way people aren't going to be aware of him based on the early outburst. Many still see 30-35 home runs. Lawrie fits the classification better. He hasn't lived up to his early potential in his initial, truncated season and there is definitely the possibility he improves. That being said, I wouldn't have him in my Top 50 for '15. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mau, I am contending in my dynasty league and just traded A.J Cole and Jose Peraza for Josh Donaldson. I have Brett Lawrie coming back soon. Should I try to deal Lawrie for a bat that is helping me now,even though I am selling low? Maybin and Quentin have been utterly awful.
(GilaMonster from Boston)
In a vacuum I think the stock is too low. I would dangle him out there and see if anyone bites with a decent bat but I think it's unlikely. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)For a Fantasy Team rebuilding this year and looking towards 2015 2016 (R,HR,RBI,SB, AVG, OPS, 20 teams) to contend would you trade Anthony Rendon for Brett Lawrie and Clint Frasier? The logic from both sides is Rendon is a more complete INF and hitter than Lawrie, with a better OPS, Avg, SB, Runs but Lawrie is the same age and only a tier below Rendon. Both have 2b,3b eligibility this year and next but long term Rendon will be 3b and Lawrie might keep 2b longer? Is it worth the hitting down grade and a chance on frasier hitting his ceiling? Or stick with Rendon who will be a top 5 INF regardless of position for the next 5 years?
(Love INF from NJ)
I would try to trade other pieces for Frazier and Lawrie. I really like Rendon long term. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brett Lawrie and the newfound power stroke for real and what happened to the steals? He is hitting over .300 since April 12th, could be a fantasy monster if it all comes together. Is now the time?
(Kyle from Florida)
I think the first question answers the second in part. The power isn't going to be sustained at that level, but he was definitely a good candidate for a rise after last year. As for the steals, he's just not on first base that often. His OBP dropped 27 points since last year, and a lot more of that now is being taken up by doubles and home runs, so his number of times on first could be way down. I don't know him to be considerably slower.

The Blue Jays have also been fairly conservative as a team, so there could be something institutional in the 0 attempts. (Zachary Levine)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)What are you views on Heyward? 12 team roto dynasty standard 5x5, would you move him and Bailey for Donaldson? What level of player would you want included on the Donaldson side? Already have Lawrie and ARam on the roster. Would try to move Lawrie for some SV's help. Would fill in Heyward's spot with Moss against RHPs and when Moss faces LHPs Revere.
(Geronimo from Big City Crush)
I'm not as high on Jason Heyward as others, but I think that he's a solid outfielder with mid $20s earning potential. With that in mind, I'd pass on Heyward and Homer Bailey for Josh Donaldson. Donaldson might be a little bit better than he was last year but it seems that you're selling low on Bailey. In a two-for-one, I'd want at least a third-tier pitcher back to make that deal.

Sure, you can move Brett Lawrie for a closer. I'd try for right below the elite (Greg Holland/Craig Kimbrel) level. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what kind of numbers Jared Weaver will put up this season? Are you on the Brett Lawrie bandwagon this year?
(chopper from indy)
Weaver is his own species. I assume he'll be his norm because he's not a guy I feel comfortable betting against without good reason.

Regarding Lawrie, I think he's a solid everyday player. I'm not convinced he's going to take some huge leap forward. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who are a few hitters/pichers you like to break-out this year?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I don't know if he's a breakout candidate, but I'm a big Tyson Ross fan. I think the adjustments they made are real and while the injury risk might always be there, he was (tied) for the hardest pitcher to hit in the second half.

I think Brett Lawrie is a nice post-hype candidate put up some sneaky 15/20 goodness.

Brandon Belt isn't exactly a breakout candidate, but he is going to add even more power this year. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The first guy that charges mound to fight Dylan Bundy. That will be entertaining. Thinking Tyson/Spinks.
(Rodney from work)
Brett Lawrie already has it marked on his calendar. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Brett Lawrie take a positive step forward or more of the same and will take longer for a big breakout season?
(Chris from Phoenix)
I think he takes a small, incremental, but positive step forward this year. I believe in Lawrie despite the red flags. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, I've got Brett Lawrie for $9 in a $260 Roto Auction Keeper. What's this guy's deal?? Am I silly for keeping him at this price, or does he have a chance to help in 4 to 5 categories and make him worth the risk? Also, any thoughts on Avasail Garcia? I've seen some people project 30hr. Seems like a reach to me...
(Russ from San Diego)
He's great at $9. Keep in mind that the expectations were ridiculous for Lawrie in 2012 because of a short season success in 2011 with a BA spike. He is still a very productive player who I believe gets better but at that price you can't go wrong.

Yes, that's a reach on Avisail Garcia. 20 HR seems more realistic, and I wouldn't be surprised to see as little at 15. I don't see 30 at all (now watch him go and do that). (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Fantasy quandary - 1)(Keep Manny Machado) 2)(Trade Manny for Brett Lawrie and Sonny Gray, who I am really high on) 3)(Trade Manny for Matt Garza and Zach Wheeler, who I am equally high on). Thanks
(Tony from KC)
Dalton's Mercedes speeds recklessly toward Wesley's estate, drawing gunfire from Wesley's henchmen, but they discover the car empty, and the knife that was used to kill Wade stuck in the accelerator. One by one, Dalton dispatches each of Wesley's thugs, and eventually comes face-to-face with Wesley. Dalton gains the upper hand in their fight and prepares to finish Wesley in the same brutal manner as Jimmy, but decides against it. When Dalton releases him, Wesley seizes the opportunity to reach for a gun, but is promptly shot to death by Red, Emmett, Stroudenmire, and Tilghman. They stash the weapons away prior to the arrival of law enforcement and proceed to corroborate each other's innocence, with the implication that what happened in Wesley's house will remain a secret. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pedro Alvarez or Brett Lawrie?
(fishersehorn31 from VA - The 540)
I personally would take Lawrie, but I am very much anti-Alvarez. I'm not a fan of one category contributors in general because when they go cold, they're utterly worthless. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see from Brett Lawrie in the future? Is he a top-10 2B/3B option going forward?
(TommyC from Illinois)
If the Jays continue to play him at 2B, I like him to be a top-10 option at the position going forward. If he moves back to 3B long term, he's on the outside looking in. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Five years from now who you got: Kyle Seager or Brett Lawrie?
(Brett from Vicksburg)
Gimme Lawrie - he will be 28 in five years, right in the middle of his theoretical prime, while Seager will be 31 and potentially beginning to fade a bit physically. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will Johnathan Schoop be the Orioles everyday 2B next year? Do you see him as an eventual top-10 fantasy guy at the position?
(Jim from Baltimore)
Hi Jim

I can't predict whether or not Schoop will be the Orioles 2B next year, but I do think that he'll get an opportunity in camp. Brian Roberts is a free agent, and Alexi Casilla and Ryan Flaherty shouldn't be viewed as road blocks. I suspect the Orioles will bring in a cheap veteran as a back-up plan in Spring Training and let them compete.

Will Jonathan Schoop be a Top 10 guy? That all depends on how his power develops. He probably will eventually be Top 10, but given his age and the minor league numbers he has put up to date, I don't see this happening until 2017-2018. These players play different positions, but I think you have to look at players like Brett Lawrie and Eric Hosmer as examples. Everyone got too enthusiastic about Lawrie/Hosmer and got burned the last couple of years. That doesn't mean these players aren't good and won't get better, but it's a long learning curve, particularly if you're not a made-to-order superstar like Mike Trout or Schoop's teammate, Manny Machado. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sorry I'm late, Paul. My apologies. I had the choice between Butler and Pujols in a trade in my 7x7 roto. (10 keepers) I chose Butler. I'm thinking I chose wrong. Thoughts?
(Tony from Work)
Welcome! I think you might've too, but it's not an egregious mistake. We all make mistakes. I kept Brett Lawrie in a 2-keeper AL-only. Thankfully it was with Mike Trout. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the bigger bro/brah: Brett Lawrie, or Nick Swisher?
(Chase F'n Utley from Philadelphia F'n Clubhouse)
Swish is a bro and awesome at life. Lawrie is a brah and bleeds Red Bull. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)I am currently rostering both Brett Lawrie and Nolan Arenado in a 12-team H2H redraft league (OBP replaces AVG otherwise standard 5 categories). I don't want to carry more than one 3B and neither has trade value...who should I drop? I just can't imagine a world where I regret dropping Lawrie at this point...am I wrong?
(Ragnhild from Norway)
Lawrie looks horrendous to me. He has poor pitch selection and tries to destroy every baseball thrown his way. I see him get himself out more often than not by going after the pitcher's pitch rather than waiting for one he can do something with. Arenado has less major league experience but already does this better. (Jason Collette)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul- I'm in a 12 team league with just 6 bench spots. Right now I have Eric Hosmer (.258 zero home runs) and Brett Lawrie (batting a wopping .185) taking up 2 spots based on their potential. What point do you cut bait? or would you have already done that?
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
I have those jerkstores in an AL only so it's less painful. It really depends who you are replacing them with. I imagine there's more depth at 1B of if he's not your starter, then cut Hos and pick up an upside player off the wire. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your expectations for Brett Lawrie this year?
(Dave from Toronto)
.770 OPS, lots of swear words (Sam Miller)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Ian. My question for you is what can I expect from Brett Lawrie next year? He had quite the drop off in production in the second half. In your eyes, is he still a potential all-star at 3B??
(Nathan from Toronto)
Potential all-star, sure. Gotta wonder how much injuries and wear-and-tear were affecting him down the stretch.

I also have vague and lingering questions about him makeup. If he can't get his testosterone and teen angst in check, that might limit his ceiling. (Ian Miller)
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league would you rather keep Brett Lawrie or Kris Medlen? Thanks for the input!
(Justin from MO)
Thanks for participating, Justin. What stats are critical in your keeper league? (Dan Evans)
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Brett Lawrie bounces back next year?
(Cole from St. Louis)
Cole, I like his game, and feel that he should be a better guy in all phases next year. I didn't think he was as good a defender in 2012 as he was a year ago, but I do not see him play everyday. it is about expectations, too. If you think he is going to be a 30-homer guy at the hot corner, I think you'll be disappointed more often than not. He needs to be more patient at the plate and calm his game down just a little bit. (Dan Evans)
2012-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be disappointed in Brett Lawrie's season? Do you downgrade his upside based on this year?
(Paul D from Toronto)
I think if you're disappointed in what Lawrie has done this season, your expectations for him were too high to begin with. He's had a good year and he's young enough that you should expect good things for him in the future. (Colin Wyers)
2012-07-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting, Ben! No talking fantasy here, but real life baseball: if you had to choose between Brett Lawrie and Mike Moustakas from now until the end of their respective careers, either as a hitter or complete package, which do you take?
(smallflowers from live from the delino deshields sr. fanclub)
I like Moustakas a little more as a player. Slightly higher draft pick, slightly better prospect, more than slightly better makeup (supposedly) and production this season. Then again, Lawrie is almost a year and a half younger. That difference in age might make up the difference in career production right there. Tough call, but I think I still give the edge to Moose. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see making the most impact this year, in 3 years, in 5 years: Brett Lawrie or Jesus Montero?
(David from Fredericton NB Canada)
I'm tempted to go with Lawrie because he can play defense. If Montero figures out how to catch then he's huge, just huuuuuuuuuuuge, but from what I know that probably isn't going to happen. (Matthew Kory)
2012-03-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie is in the HoF by 2032, True or False?
(Andrew Stoeten from drunkjaysfans.com)
False. That's just going with the odds. How many players that young and inexperienced would you bet yes on? It should be zero. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie will be in the Hall Of Fame by 2033, True or False?
(Andrew Stoeton from drunkjaysfans.com)
False. He's a damn fine player, and I think he will have a damn fine career, but not many damn fine players who have damn fine careers make the hall of fame. (Jason Parks)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Career All Star Appearances for Brett Lawrie, 2.5, Over or Under?
(Andrew Stoeten from drunkjaysfans.com)
It will have to be as a reserve as long as Longoria is in the league and/or Yankee/Sox fans are stuffing the ballots. I love Lawrie, but he has so much helium in his ADP/Auction $$ right now I'm staying away. Put me at the over (Jason Collette)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie, Career MLB All-Star Appearances, 2.5, Over or Under?
(Andrew Stoeten from drunkjaysfans.com)
The smart money on these bets is almost always the under, but Lawrie is a rare exception for me. I think what he showed last year is very real, and assuming that he stays at third base, he has a chance to be one of the top three at the position in the American League for a long, long time. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie the real deal or what? You think he will get noticed south of the 49th? What do you envision his hitting stats be come year end?
(JaysBlueForever from Toronto)
We're talking about him, right? So I'd say he's already been noticed. He's not going to live up to the .293/.373/.580 he hit last year, but I'll take the over on the initial PECOTA I've seen (.263/.312/.444). (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA seems a bit low on Brett Lawrie for 2012 based on what I see in the PFM. Your thoughts?
(Steve from Toronto)
In terms of his major league performance, Lawrie (like everyone) is subject to Voros' Law: any player good enough to make it to MLB can do anything in a third of a season or so. So you have to account for that.

Now, Lawrie had very good minor league numbers as well. But you have to look at how those stats translate to the majors. One thing we're doing now (and I plan on writing more about this in the future) is regressing translated minor league stats to a lower level of performance than the major league average, but instead the average performance of players coming up from the minors. That's going to temper his forecast a bit more than if we were regressing to the MLB average. (Colin Wyers)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can keep 2 of the 3, no salaries or penalties - Asdrubal Cabrera, Brett Lawrie, or Craig Kimbrel. Who ya got?
(Vernon from Sioux Falls)
Kimbrel and Lawrie, if for no other reason than because he'll carry higher trade value than Droobs. I also think he'll be pretty good too, but maybe not as good as some others seem to think. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)In my keeper league, I've been offered Matt Kemp for Brett Lawrie. I would be crazy not to accept this trade offer right?
(Marissa from LA)
Indeed you would. I'm assuming you can keep players forever, but even still, that's a trade you take unless you're not looking to compete for another year or two. And even if you aren't, it still might be worth it to take the trade and re-deal Kemp mid-season for a greater return than Lawrie. (Derek Carty)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Marcum as your #3 pitcher or Brett Lawrie as your 3B? Now and in five years (yeah, I know I should ask Kevin Goldstein this...)?
(ttt from Work)
If I'm Doug Melvin or Mark Attanassio, I'd rather have Marcum this year. Lawrie is fantastic and, from his hot start at least, may be even better than I realized. But he wasn't going to have the same kind of impact on the 2011 Brewers as Marcum did. Mark A and Melvin made a conscious effort to make the most of Prince's walk year, and Marcum was a big piece of that. Plus, I have little doubt that Marcum's presence helped Greinke decide to waive his no-trade clause.

As a Brewers fan, I think it was the right move too. Sometimes you have to take advantage of your opportunities, and Melvin and Attanassio did a good job of that.

Almost time to go, so I probably only have time for one or two more questions... (Larry Granillo)
2011-08-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Does Brett Lawrie have a chance to hit 20 HR's with 75 RBI's next season?
(Bubbles from Zoo)
I wouldn't put anything by Full Tilt, but I think the RBI benchmark is more realistic. We don't know how the league will adjust to him yet as he hasn't made a pass around the league just yet and he hit 18 homers this season while playing in the launching pad that is Vegas in the PCL. (Jason Collette)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Derek, which current minor league hitter and pitcher do you speculate will have the biggest fantasy impact this season? Thanks...
(lvhawk from LV, KS)
Wow, just one of each? Ok, let's go with Brett Lawrie and Kyle Gibson, but there are a number of other viable choices. A lot of this will come down to when each is recalled, and with Lawrie coming up soonest, I'll take him over guys like Jennings and Moustakas and Ackley right now. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have Brett Lawrie at 2B/3B eligible this season. Needs 5 games to gain eligibility at a position for both this year and next. A) has he played 5 games at 2B this year? and B) does he somehow get enough games at either 2B or 3B going forward (next season and beyond) to keep either of those eligibilities?
(Jacob Smith from Huntsville, AL)
3B for sure. He hasn't played 2B yet this year and probably won't unless, and only **maybe** if, Aaron Hill gets injured again. Even that is extremely doubtful as it's unlikely they'd want to move a rookie around the diamond instead of letting him stay at the position they're trying to get him comfortable at. Don't count on him for 2B next year. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Lawrie's no doubt coming up soon. Any idea what a reasonable expectation for the rest of the season? What would his 2011 upside numbers be?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
My big question with Lawrie is how much of this offensive gain is because of the PCL. If it's a legit improvement then I think you look for him to become an all-star at one point or another in his career. As for this season, it's really just a coin flip. He could jump right in and perform well or he could have some struggles. He is only 21, after all. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much was Brett Lawrie's ranking impacted by his very poor makeup?
(Bret from Toronto)
Not a ton. I tend not to ding too hard on makeup whispers. My bigger concern is that he's just not an infielder. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ken, who would you say has the better chance to succeed in Roto ball Michael Pineda or Matt Moore? What about Brett Lawrie versus Manny Machado? Thanks -
(Touch em all Joe from Toronto)
Pineda vs. Moore is a tough one, and you can't go wrong either way (though in Strat I'd take Pineda, avoiding Moore's incipient leftiness). Gun to my head I pick Pineda, since pitching in Seattle should really help his raw numbers. Machado is more valuable than Lawrie if he can stick at shortstop. If he moves to third base -- well, I STILL think he's likely more valuable than Lawrie in the long run. (Ken Funck)
2010-10-12 12:00:00 (link to chat)I was wanting to know about Brett Lawrie. I read that he turned down the opportunity to play in the AFL. Is this common for players to do, cuz I just thought clubs sent their players and didn't realize a player could elect not to go? Having already read that he has bad body language and apparently not interested in defence, if this is something of a trend. Heard anything on this?
(Greg27 from Milwaukee)
I think there have been knocks on Lawrie's overall attitude, and this might be more evidence of that phenomenon. His defense certainly could use the work. Last I heard from the beat guys (who are definitely the most up to date on this kind of thing), Haudricourt had no information on why Lawrie opted not to play. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)1) Will Scott Boras get anything close to a Teixeira contract for Prince, assuming the Yankees won't be one of the bidders? 2) Do the Brewers have enough decent prospects to build around Braun-Gallardo to contend next year? 3) When will Planters Heat Peanuts become the ballpark staple that Cracker Jack is?
(Heat Peanuts from 1.75 oz tube)
1) No, since Prince isn't the same defender and more GMs will be worried that Prince's rounder physique won't age as well. As a whole, MLB keeps getting smarter about how it spends its money.

2) Not next year, no -- the few pitching prospects they have are too far away, as is their best hitting prospect (Brett Lawrie). I can certainly understand Melvin deciding to keep Fielder and take one more shot with the Fielder/Braun/Hart/Weeks core before they have to be split up. (Ken Funck)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Likelihood that Brett Lawrie sticks at 2B? If not, will he hit enough to be a corner OF in the bigs?
(Travis from San Diego)
He's a pretty bad second baseman, but I believe in the bat. (Kevin Goldstein)


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