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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
3 221 .225 .262 .321 .205 -1
Birth Date12-8-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight175 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
2002 BAL 25 36 93 89 8 22 2 0 3 33 3 20 1 0 0 10 1 0 .247 .280 .371 .232 -3.7 0.4 -0.3
2003 BAL 26 21 59 54 6 13 1 0 0 14 3 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .305 .259 .220 -1.5 -0.6 -0.2
2004 BAL 27 31 69 66 4 12 2 0 2 20 2 19 0 1 0 8 0 0 .182 .203 .303 .157 -5.0 0.6 -0.4
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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
1995 SAV A 41 145 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NWJ A- 7 30 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 JCY Rk 59 244 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PEO A 0 440 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PRW A+ 0 498 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARK AA 0 366 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARK AA 0 318 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOW AA 0 74 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOW AA 26 104 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ROC AAA 109 448 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 36 93 .232 .253 .316 .390 .250 .288 99 -2.8 2.5 -1 0.4 -1.7 -3.7 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
2002 ROC AAA 83 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 21 59 .220 .273 .330 .435 .267 .361 100 -2.6 1.6 -0.4 -0.6 0.3 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2003 OTT AAA 79 331 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB 31 69 .157 .264 .326 .419 .254 .217 104 -7.9 2.1 -0.9 0.6 0.5 -5.0 -0.4 -5.0 -0.4
2004 OTT AAA 83 319 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IND AAA 71 255 .271 .271 .337 .433 .255 .333 101 2.8 7.0 -1.4 -2.0 -0.6 7.5 0.5 7.5 0.5
2005 LOU AAA 20 78 .170 .256 .326 .400 .247 .286 96 -7.2 2.2 0.3 -2.1 -0.5 -4.6 -0.6 -4.6 -0.6

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
1995 SAV A 145 15 22 4 1 0 11 10 46 0 1 .165 .228 .211 .045 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NWJ A- 30 4 8 3 1 1 3 0 7 0 0 .286 .333 .571 .286 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 JCY Rk 244 29 55 9 3 10 36 17 92 5 3 .248 .305 .450 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PEO A 440 50 92 21 2 20 54 32 122 6 5 .231 .302 .444 .213 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PRW A+ 498 77 127 31 3 21 74 53 137 5 3 .291 .380 .521 .229 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARK AA 366 37 78 17 0 18 54 25 114 3 3 .233 .298 .445 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOW AA 74 7 17 1 0 1 6 4 13 5 2 .250 .311 .309 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARK AA 318 41 80 16 3 14 41 16 66 2 1 .269 .318 .485 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ROC AAA 448 54 116 20 4 12 53 25 96 7 3 .279 .324 .433 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOW AA 104 18 34 9 1 4 20 8 21 1 1 .358 .413 .600 .242 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ROC AAA 336 39 87 16 1 8 40 18 54 0 0 .279 .321 .413 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 93 8 22 2 0 3 10 3 20 1 0 .247 .280 .371 .124 .232 -3.7 0.4 -0.3
2003 OTT AAA 331 33 82 19 2 4 39 15 47 1 1 .265 .308 .379 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 59 6 13 1 0 0 0 3 18 0 0 .241 .305 .259 .019 .220 -1.5 -0.6 -0.2
2004 BAL MLB 69 4 12 2 0 2 8 2 19 0 0 .182 .203 .303 .121 .157 -5.0 0.6 -0.4
2004 OTT AAA 319 45 91 21 1 17 54 24 68 1 1 .322 .389 .583 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IND AAA 255 25 62 11 2 10 45 20 65 0 0 .268 .329 .463 .195 .271 7.5 -2.0 0.5
2005 LOU AAA 78 6 16 4 0 0 7 4 18 0 0 .216 .256 .270 .054 .170 -4.6 -2.1 -0.6

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

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 BAL $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$305,000
1 yrTotal$305,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 106 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PIT/BAL 8/05 (minor-league contract)
  • FA 10/04 after refused sent outright to Triple-A
  • recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 recalled 7/04 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 6/04 contract purchased 5/04 re-signed 10/03 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 10/03 optioned to Triple-A 8/03 recalled 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 4/03 optioned to Triple-A 4/03 1 year/$0.305M (03)
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 contract purchased 6/02

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Leon has little chance of making a significant contribution to a major league team. He can play third base; he can play first base; he has reasonable power. That's the extent of his resume, as his game is otherwise littered with a litany of weaknesses. Removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster, he'll seek a team with a Triple-A vacancy and an injury-prone third baseman.
2003 Leonís biggest claim to fame, when his career is over, will be that he was once traded straight up for Will Clark. Heís not really a prospectóheís too old and doesnít hit nearly enoughóbut he can back up at third in a pinch without embarrassing himself or the team too badly. The Orioles, however, primarily used him as a backup for whichever first baseman was injured that particular week. The fact that he was on the roster for three months and only got 90 at-bats is his future in a nutshell.
2002 Leon is probably the best part of the package the Orioles received in exchange for Mike Timlin. Well, heís the part thatís still standing, anyway. The Orioles like his glove work, because of his strong arm, and he does come in well on bunts. Unfortunately, he isnít as much of a prospect as Willis Otanez was, and his plate discipline has been AWOL for years.
2001 The Orioles went to market with Will Clark, and this is all they could get? It's a shame they didn't have a clause stipulating they would get more if Clark played well for his new team. Jose Leon has had exactly one year in his career, 1998, in which he played like a legitimate prospect; not coincidentally, it is the only year his strikeout-to-walk ratio was under 6 to 1. Basically, he's Ryan Minor without the memories of a neat basketball career.
2000 Adjusting to Double-A is still the biggest leap between two rungs in the ladder from the minors to the majors, and in Leon's case it showed. His borderline command of the strike zone took a turn for the worse, and he lost playing time when the organization decided to give Butler experience at third. Haas is probably stuck in Memphis for 2000, which means Leon may have a season that looks like a breakout, especially if he goes back to taking as many pitches as he did in 1998.
1999 A definite sleeper right now, and the man who could eventually push aside Tatis and/or Chris Haas. Heís got great power, and heís shown decisive improvement with his command of the strike zone. Keep in mind the translation process tends to be merciless to A-ball players, and that Prince William is one of the toughest places to hit in, so donít be surprised if he muscles his way into the Beltre/Aramis stratosphere as far as potential.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 17-20Christina Kahrl2004-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-27, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-10-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2003-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 15-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-23, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09


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