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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 7963 .281 .365 .495 .292 36
Birth Date9-6-1975
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
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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 SDN 21 22 63 54 9 14 3 0 1 20 9 24 0 0 0 4 0 0 .259 .365 .370 .272 2.1 -0.2 0.2
1998 FLO 22 141 513 454 62 106 29 1 17 188 47 120 10 2 0 74 5 2 .233 .318 .414 .256 5.1 5.8 1.1
1999 FLO 23 70 236 218 21 45 9 1 5 71 17 70 0 1 0 20 2 1 .206 .263 .326 .199 -13.7 3.3 -1.0
2000 FLO 24 158 546 477 70 134 18 3 28 242 63 123 4 2 0 70 0 3 .281 .368 .507 .295 20.5 -0.4 1.9
2001 FLO 25 158 625 561 83 158 37 4 21 266 50 126 8 6 0 75 4 2 .282 .346 .474 .283 19.9 1.5 2.1
2002 FLO 26 162 688 581 95 157 35 7 27 287 98 164 5 4 0 86 19 9 .270 .378 .494 .296 35.6 6.9 4.3
2003 FLO 27 155 643 539 91 146 31 2 31 274 88 131 10 6 0 92 21 8 .271 .379 .508 .302 35.3 1.5 3.6
2004 CHN 28 161 688 605 90 168 39 1 32 305 68 128 8 5 2 98 12 5 .278 .356 .504 .295 28.9 2.2 3.0
2005 CHN 29 158 691 594 120 199 50 3 46 393 85 109 5 7 0 107 15 3 .335 .418 .662 .349 73.1 5.8 8.0
2006 CHN 30 50 204 175 30 50 9 0 8 83 25 41 0 4 0 30 8 4 .286 .368 .474 .277 3.9 2.7 0.6
2007 CHN 31 150 650 567 91 180 43 1 22 291 71 114 9 3 0 82 6 5 .317 .400 .513 .303 30.4 -4.8 2.5
2008 CHN 32 155 698 623 93 181 41 3 20 288 71 119 0 4 0 90 8 2 .291 .361 .462 .273 13.2 14.7 2.8
2009 CHN 33 141 615 532 91 163 36 2 35 308 76 109 3 4 0 111 1 0 .306 .393 .579 .336 55.0 1.0 5.6
2010 ATL 34 39 151 129 17 37 14 0 3 60 21 33 0 1 0 24 0 0 .287 .384 .465 .297 6.1 -3.5 0.3
2010 CHN 34 109 475 418 63 105 21 0 16 174 52 101 2 3 0 56 1 3 .251 .335 .416 .264 4.9 6.3 1.2
2011 BAL 35 85 364 334 39 82 15 1 12 135 25 83 3 2 0 41 2 1 .246 .302 .404 .242 -4.5 -6.2 -1.1
2011 PIT 35 28 113 101 16 34 2 1 7 59 8 27 3 1 0 18 0 0 .337 .398 .584 .342 8.3 -0.8 0.8
Career19427963696210811959432303313444874162270552107810448.281.365.495.292324.135.936.0

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
1993 RCU A+ 20 84 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 RCU A+ 126 497 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 128 565 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MEM AA 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MEM AA 134 575 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 22 63 .272 .267 .339 .410 .261 .448 95 0.9 1.7 -1.1 -0.2 1.2 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
1997 LVG AAA 0 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 141 513 .256 .262 .326 .410 .256 .279 96 -2.5 13.3 -9.5 5.8 3.6 5.1 1.1 5.1 1.1
1999 FLO MLB 70 236 .199 .269 .336 .435 .259 .278 94 -16.8 6.4 -4.6 3.3 0.1 -13.7 -1.0 -13.7 -1.0
1999 CLG AAA 0 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 FLO MLB 158 546 .295 .263 .336 .427 .258 .323 97 22.4 15.0 -10.8 -0.4 -5.9 20.5 1.9 20.5 1.9
2001 FLO MLB 158 625 .283 .262 .326 .426 .261 .326 96 15.6 16.9 -11.8 1.5 -0.4 19.9 2.1 19.9 2.1
2002 FLO MLB 162 688 .296 .259 .328 .412 .260 .330 98 26.8 17.5 -12.7 6.9 -0.6 35.6 4.3 35.6 4.3
2003 FLO MLB 155 643 .302 .264 .330 .421 .260 .300 98 29.1 16.9 -12.1 1.5 0.5 35.3 3.6 35.3 3.6
2004 CHN MLB 161 688 .295 .265 .329 .430 .263 .302 96 26.5 20.5 -13.1 2.2 -4.4 28.9 3.0 28.9 3.0
2005 CHN MLB 158 691 .349 .262 .325 .416 .258 .343 103 65.7 19.9 -12.8 5.8 -0.8 73.1 8.0 73.1 8.0
2006 CHN MLB 50 204 .277 .269 .329 .425 .260 .323 97 3.9 6.1 -3.9 2.7 -0.8 3.9 0.6 3.9 0.6
2006 IOW AAA 1 4 .174 .236 .324 .348 .248 .250 95 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 CHN MLB 150 650 .303 .274 .336 .435 .263 .364 103 31.3 19.3 -12.3 -4.8 -4.8 30.4 2.5 30.4 2.5
2008 CHN MLB 155 698 .273 .264 .329 .418 .261 .330 103 9.6 20.2 -12.9 14.7 -3.0 13.2 2.8 13.2 2.8
2009 CHN MLB 141 615 .336 .264 .332 .423 .266 .327 98 50.1 17.7 -11.3 1.0 -0.1 55.0 5.6 55.0 5.6
2010 ATL MLB 39 151 .297 .254 .324 .394 .268 .362 95 5.7 4.2 -2.6 -3.5 -1.3 6.1 0.3 6.1 0.3
2010 CHN MLB 109 475 .264 .263 .327 .412 .270 .293 99 2 13.1 -8.4 6.3 0.2 4.9 1.2 4.9 1.2
2011 BAL MLB 85 364 .242 .253 .319 .400 .259 .290 106 -6.4 9.8 -6.3 -6.2 -1.3 -4.5 -1.1 -4.5 -1.1
2011 PIT MLB 28 113 .342 .256 .315 .399 .258 .397 96 9.2 3.0 -2 -0.8 -1.9 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2011 BOW AA 1 4 .580 .248 .297 .356 .238 .667 79 1.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

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
1993 RCU A+ 84 13 20 5 1 1 10 10 20 0 2 .274 .369 .411 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 RCU A+ 497 66 118 19 2 8 53 42 95 18 14 .267 .340 .373 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MEM AA 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 RCU A+ 565 82 151 25 2 23 95 49 130 14 7 .301 .371 .496 .195 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MEM AA 575 98 140 39 2 34 104 65 170 13 6 .280 .365 .570 .290 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LVG AAA 532 86 153 29 2 13 64 60 116 17 3 .324 .400 .477 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB 63 9 14 3 0 1 4 9 24 0 0 .259 .365 .370 .111 .272 2.1 -0.2 0.2
1998 FLO MLB 513 62 106 29 1 17 74 47 120 5 2 .233 .318 .414 .181 .256 5.1 5.8 1.1
1999 CLG AAA 373 60 96 20 1 19 73 30 90 3 4 .283 .349 .516 .233 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FLO MLB 236 21 45 9 1 5 20 17 70 2 1 .206 .263 .326 .119 .199 -13.7 3.3 -1.0
2000 FLO MLB 546 70 134 18 3 28 70 63 123 0 3 .281 .368 .507 .226 .295 20.5 -0.4 1.9
2001 FLO MLB 625 83 158 37 4 21 75 50 126 4 2 .282 .346 .474 .193 .283 19.9 1.5 2.1
2002 FLO MLB 688 95 157 35 7 27 86 98 164 19 9 .270 .378 .494 .224 .296 35.6 6.9 4.3
2003 FLO MLB 643 91 146 31 2 31 92 88 131 21 8 .271 .379 .508 .237 .302 35.3 1.5 3.6
2004 CHN MLB 688 90 168 39 1 32 98 68 128 12 5 .278 .356 .504 .226 .295 28.9 2.2 3.0
2005 CHN MLB 691 120 199 50 3 46 107 85 109 15 3 .335 .418 .662 .327 .349 73.1 5.8 8.0
2006 IOW AAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .174 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2006 CHN MLB 204 30 50 9 0 8 30 25 41 8 4 .286 .368 .474 .189 .277 3.9 2.7 0.6
2007 CHN MLB 650 91 180 43 1 22 82 71 114 6 5 .317 .400 .513 .196 .303 30.4 -4.8 2.5
2008 CHN MLB 698 93 181 41 3 20 90 71 119 8 2 .291 .361 .462 .172 .273 13.2 14.7 2.8
2009 CHN MLB 615 91 163 36 2 35 111 76 109 1 0 .306 .393 .579 .273 .336 55.0 1.0 5.6
2010 ATL MLB 151 17 37 14 0 3 24 21 33 0 0 .287 .384 .465 .178 .297 6.1 -3.5 0.3
2010 CHN MLB 475 63 105 21 0 16 56 52 101 1 3 .251 .335 .416 .165 .264 4.9 6.3 1.2
2011 BOW AA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .580 1.5 0.0 0.2
2011 BAL MLB 364 39 82 15 1 12 41 25 83 2 1 .246 .302 .404 .159 .242 -4.5 -6.2 -1.1
2011 PIT MLB 113 16 34 2 1 7 18 8 27 0 0 .337 .398 .584 .248 .342 8.3 -0.8 0.8

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 2663 0.4844 0.4280 0.7988 0.6333 0.2338 0.8641 0.6324 0.2012
2009 2346 0.4928 0.4299 0.7946 0.6202 0.2445 0.8577 0.6392 0.2054
2010 2635 0.4956 0.4175 0.7882 0.5949 0.2430 0.8430 0.6563 0.2118
2011 1940 0.4943 0.4358 0.7917 0.6058 0.2691 0.8675 0.6250 0.2083
Career95840.49150.42720.79340.6140.24610.85740.63910.2066

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-10 2011-09-03 15-DL 24 23 Left Wrist Fracture HBP 1 Week Ago - -
2011-08-04 2011-08-08 DTD 4 4 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2011-05-17 2011-06-04 15-DL 18 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-03-20 2011-03-22 Camp 2 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2011-03-04 2011-03-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2011-02-25 2011-03-19 Camp 22 0 Right Thumb Soreness -
2010-11-05 2010-11-05 Off 0 0 Right Thumb Surgery Torn Ligament 2010-11-05
2010-08-29 2010-08-30 DTD 1 1 Right Trunk Soreness -
2010-08-22 2010-08-22 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Sprain Ligament -
2010-08-15 2010-08-15 DTD 0 0 Low Back Cartilage Injury -
2010-06-27 2010-06-27 DTD 0 0 Back Soreness -
2010-06-02 2010-06-02 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-13 2010-04-15 DTD 2 1 Right Thumb Sprain Ligament -
2010-03-25 2010-03-26 Camp 1 0 Low Back Soreness -
2010-03-11 2010-03-18 Camp 7 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-09-25 2009-09-29 DTD 4 3 Neck Spasms -
2009-07-26 2009-07-27 DTD 1 1 Neck Spasms -
2009-07-12 2009-07-16 DTD 4 2 Neck Spasms -
2009-05-06 2009-05-12 DTD 6 5 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2009-04-26 2009-04-29 DTD 3 3 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2009-03-17 2009-03-22 Camp 5 0 Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-08-24 2008-08-25 DTD 1 1 Neck Spasms -
2007-09-13 2007-09-14 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-07-18 2007-07-20 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-05-14 2007-05-19 DTD 5 5 Neck Spasms -
2006-07-24 2006-08-28 15-DL 35 33 Right Forearm Soreness Recovery From Fracture -
2006-07-20 2006-07-22 DTD 2 2 Right Forearm Soreness From Previous Fracture -
2006-07-16 2006-07-18 DTD 2 1 Right Forearm Soreness From Previous Fracture -
2006-04-21 2006-06-25 60-DL 65 59 Right Forearm Fracture Radius-ulna -
2006-03-12 2006-03-23 Camp 11 0 Left Shoulder Soreness Diving Catch -
2006-02-26 2006-02-26 Camp 0 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2005-09-01 2005-09-03 DTD 2 1 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-07-06 2005-07-09 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Soreness on a Swing -
2005-03-24 2005-03-26 Camp 2 0 Neck Stiffness -
2004-04-27 2004-04-28 DTD 1 1 Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2003-08-07 2003-08-08 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness Residual From Subluxation -
2003-07-29 2003-08-01 DTD 3 2 Right Shoulder Subluxation -
2003-05-21 2003-05-21 DTD 0 0 Right Wrist Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BAL $7,250,000
2010 CHN $13,000,000
2009 CHN $13,250,000
2008 CHN $13,250,000
2007 CHN $13,250,000
2006 CHN $9,416,667
2005 CHN $7,666,667
2004 CHN $6,166,667
2003 FLO $4,250,000
2002 FLO $2,700,000
2001 FLO $375,000
2000 FLO $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$90,800,001
12 yrTotal$90,800,001

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 125 dCasey Close1 year/$7.25M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2011). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/6/11. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 425, 450, 475, 525, 550, 575, 600 PAs. $0.5M each for 400, 500 PA. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Baltimore 7/30/11.
  • 5 years/$65M (2006-10). Signed extension with Chicago Cubs 4/06, replacing final year of previous deal. 06-10:$13M annually. Award bonus: $0.1M for All-Star selection. No trade protection.
  • 3 years/$22.5M (2004-06). Re-signed 2/04 (avoided arbitration). $2M signing bonus (paid 2004-06). 04:$5.5M, 05:$7M, 06:$8M. Extension replaced 1 year/$6.9M deal for 2004 signed 1/04.
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2003). Re-signed by Florida 1/03 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Florida 11/03.
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2002). Re-signed by Florida 1/02 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2001).
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2000).
  • 1 year/$0.265M (1999).
  • 1 year/$0.172M (1998).
  • Acquired by Florida in trade from San Diego 12/97.
  • Drafted by San Diego 1993 (1-14) (El Camino HS, Sacramento).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rest of the season, AL only: Derrek Lee or Matt LaPorta? Declining Vet or Yet-to-establish-himself Youngin'?
(Paul from Pennsylvania)
Close, but I'll take LaPorta in a tossup. I do kind of like Lee, though. (Derek Carty)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Skip Schumaker went OF to 2B. Soriano went the opposite way. Ty Wigginton plays every position on the diamond. In general, what is the difference in defensive performance between position players? Would a good defensive 1B like Derek Lee be the worst 3B/2B/SS in the league? Would Torii Hunter win Gold Gloves (and merit them) in his sleep at 1B?
(GM Wannabe from The Front Office)
Not necessarily, because the positions require different skills. Hunter was so valuable because of his range and speed. That doesn't matter at 1B, so while he might be able to field grounders and make Ike Davis catches (the new term for catches where you look silly falling over a dugout rail) it's not like his OF prowess helps him at all. Similarly, Derrek Lee might be agile around the 1B bag, and good at scooping, but can you really see him making plays in the hole between SS and 3B? Certain players excel at certain positions because of what makes them valuable, which would be mitigated by certain defensive switches. Soriano was fast and had a good arm, so going from 2B to LF wasn't a stretch. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hardest player name for you to spell?
(dianagramr from NYC)
I can spell Doug Mientkiewicz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the best of them, and I know my Derrek Lee, my Derrick Turnbow and my Derek Jeter, to say nothing of my Jarrod Washburn and my Jered Weaver and my Jaret Wright. I was a spelling bee champ in sixth grade, and also finished second in fourth and third in fifth.

The one that gets me is Mark Teahen. I ALWAYS spell it Teahan, and right now I just had to look again to see that I got it correct. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-29 16:30:00 (link to chat)What was the statistical likelihood that Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee would both have 85 game collapses? Now that the real Aramis Ramirez has returned, can the real D. Lee be far behind?
(Cousin Michael from Los Angeles)
Hi, Michael! Sorry about your Cubs...both of them were way below their 10th percentile projection so unless their collapses were not independent, so you know as well as I do there was less than a 1% chance that would happen. Of course, their rebounds are probably independent, too. I wouldn't count on a huge return from D. Lee...though he must be better than this, right? (Matt Swartz)
2010-05-11 16:30:00 (link to chat)Have the Cubs exhausted most of their internal options for tinkering with this team? It seems like the whole is much less than the sum of the parts.
(Matt from Chicago)
The Cubs took some risks with contracts in recent years. If they won a World Series, no one would mind, but right now they have a lot of expensive players. I don't think that the team is even less than the sum of its parts so much as they have a lot of aging guys with big contracts. They've been fortunate to have Soriano, Silva, and Fukudome playing so much better than expected, but unfortunate where Derrek Lee, Ramirez, and Zambrano have been concerned. They just are a .500 club right now, and moving Zambrano to the pen makes no sense to me as a magic solution. (Matt Swartz)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone lauded Jack Z. for ripping off Jim Hendry and the Cubs by unloading Carlos Silva and getting Milton Bradley. What say you after two weeks? Looks like Milton is just waiting to explode and ruin the clubhouse. Maybe he just is not that good. Oh, let me remind you, Seattle gave the Cubs a few million on top of everything else.
(Trey from San Diego)
They would have traded Bradley for a case of Old Style to whomever chipped in a little cash. Getting Silva is neither here nor there. Bradley had to go and there is no one in Chicago shedding any tears over his departure. That said, the Cubs' lineup is decidedly ordinary in the middle. When Derrek Lee sat out the other day, Xavier Nady batted cleanup--with a righty on the mound. I know clubs overrate chemistry and believe me, they spend a lot of time worrying about it. But Bradley is in a class all his own. For what its worth, I've always found Bradley to be articulate and polite, if not exactly outgoing. The guy just has no impulse control. (Bradford Doolittle)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Hal Chase were to play today would he be as celebrated for his defense at first base? Has the first base position changed a lot from the times of Hal Chase? It feels strange to read so much praise for a first baseman's defensive play. I'm probaly just bitter I couldn't find a publisher for my poem about Derrek Lee. Also, have you read the article about Ernie Lombardi in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract? One of the best articles I have ever read.
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
And with that mention of Hal Chase... Yes, the position has changed very dramatically in that the bunt is something that you have to worry about only rarely (in the AL) or a few times a game (in the NL). In Chase's day, the bunt was a possibility on every play, so the mobility of the first baseman was much more important. Keith Hernandez was deservedly celebrated for his defense in his day, as was Don Mattingly, and Doug Mientkiewicz has squeezed a few extra years out of his career out of being a gloveman, and I suppose Tony Muser could always get another job, so there's probably still room for a defensive star at the position... I have read the Lombardi essay, which was carried over from the original version of the book. I would love to know what Lom's line drive rates were. (Steven Goldman)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sense that if Derrek Lee's neck / health problems persist we may see Jake Fox in Chicago soon?
(go-dills! from Chicago)
Possibly but Lou Piniella like Hoffpauir's bat and I think he would get first crack at first. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)I have been getting a lot of bad news in a lot of areas lately. Not having a very good couple weeks. Would you be willing to say nice things about the Cubs, looking towards 09? no snarkiness please.
(Johnny from Champaign, IL)
They are, in fact as well as on paper, the best team in the NL Central. Their big problem is a lineup that leans too heavily towards "thirtysomething" and "right-handed," and as we saw, that can create matchup problems. While fixing that by doing something in the outfield seems to be the favored topic of conversation, I'm much more concerned that Derrek Lee's days as a difference maker in a lineup are done. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Marc. Can D. Lee no longer turn on anything hard inner half? That's what it looks like to me, yet he still sees a ton of soft stuff away. Makes no sense to me.
(Marty from Chicago)
I wrote about Derrek Lee for Heater Magazine the other day, basically saying that he hasn't hit well since April and hasn't hit outside of Wrigley. He has 3 homers to left field, and has barely put balls in play to his pull side besides a ton of grounders, so I'd say your assertion about being unable to turn on the ball is correct. He's going the other way more often than he's pulling it, at least with balls in the air, but he's got a lot of power to center field and has hit a lot of balls there too, so I'm not sure if his bat has slowed significantly. Maybe just enough to screw up his pull power. The league will catch up to this problem eventually, and we'll see Lee stop getting stuff he can knock the other way. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)SAT Question Time: The 2008 Chicago Cubs will end up looking the most like A) the 1907 Cubs B) the 1929 Cubs or C) the 1984 Cubs?
(Ali Nagib from Chicago)
Hrm, interesting... in '29, Hack Wilson frightened people in the field; in '84, Keith Moreland frighened people in the field; and in '08, Soriano frightens people in the field. I'm inclined to go with '84. Just keep Derrek Lee's glove away from the Gatorade. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)When people on baseball prospectus, ESPN, scouts inc, etc. have analyzed the cubs the last two years they haven't mentioned that the cubs Defensive Efficiency has been top notch. I think they ranked second last year and rank second this year as well. Is their defense really this good? And how do they make up for the gapping hole that Ryan Theriot leaves at shortstop defensively?
(Pat from Chicago)
Interesting point. Derrek Lee is obviously a great first baseman, and Soriano has proven to be surprisingly strong in left, giving the team two strong corners with Fukudome in right. But center field is the issue--the Cubs defense is going to regress with Pie in Triple-A. Johnson is a marginal center fielder, and Edmonds has lost a good bit of range. I'm not sure about shortstop, but it's tough to pull Theriot out of the lineup as long as he has that .400 OBP, as far above his head as he's playing. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, will the power that James Loney flashed last year continue to develop? How is his glove compared to the rest of the league?
(jasonbradleymill from Tucson, AZ)
For Loney, developing and retaining power is going to be key, because the "danger" is tht he becomes merely someone who fits into the Cecil Cooper/Chris Chambliss class of "Pretty good first basemen," and still a rung or two below the best at the position. It's not a bad thing if that's "all" he is, but given his youth and talent, it's hard to resist wishing for more. Afield, he's one of the better defenders in the NL, but keep in mind the league has a number of excellent-fielding first basemen (Adrian Gonzalez and Derrek Lee come to mind, and then there's that Pujols person). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA tends to underestimate playing time for durable players. Is that just the occasional major injury among their comps bringing down the average?
(Evan from Vancouver, BC)
This is going to sound awfully combative/defensive, but on what basis does PECOTA underestimate playing time for those players? I would argue that the conventional wisdom tends to overestimate the extent to which playing time even for the more durable players is a certainty. As we see with the Albert Pujols question, for instance -- or as we saw with someone with Derrek Lee a couple of years ago, who was one of the most durable players around, or Derek Jeter in 2003 -- injuries are a fact of life, even for the most durable athlete. And this is especially true once a player enters his 30s. (Nate Silver)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance we see the Derrek Lee of 2005 ago with 40 HR's, or have age and wrist injuries sapped that power?
(JT from MKE)
I think it's possible, but not probable. I can't wait to see the PECOTA on him. (Will Carroll)


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