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Portrait of Sandy Leon

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .225 3 21 20 0 .224 0.2
Birth Date3-13-1989
Height5' 10"
Weight220 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.12012
-0.02013
-0.02014
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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
2012 WAS 23 12 36 30 2 8 2 0 0 10 4 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .290 1.1 -0.2 0.1
2013 WAS 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .006 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2014 WAS 25 20 70 64 7 10 1 0 1 14 6 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .184 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2
Career3410795918301241032200500.189.280.253.218-1.2-0.3-0.2

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
2007 NAT Rk 31 115 .205 .244 .351 .339 .258 .229 113 -7 3.5 2 -0.6 0.1 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2008 NAT Rk 26 86 .229 .251 .346 .338 .252 .246 107 -3.2 2.8 1.7 0.5 -1.7 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2009 HAG A 23 83 .219 .257 .328 .370 .265 .298 96 -3.5 2.4 0.8 -0.1 -0.4 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2009 VER A- 50 195 .276 .241 .322 .349 .256 .287 101 3.2 5.5 3.1 -0.3 -2.0 12.6 1.3 12.6 1.3
2010 HAG A 98 385 .274 .255 .323 .377 .264 .317 93 5.9 11.4 5.9 0.4 -2.7 27.1 2.8 27.1 2.8
2011 POT A+ 109 416 .236 .248 .317 .370 .248 .292 102 -11.1 12.5 6.9 1.4 -1.8 15.1 1.6 15.1 1.6
2011 ZUL Wnt 14 32 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WAS MLB 12 36 .290 .249 .318 .383 .257 .421 101 1.1 1.0 0.6 -0.2 -1.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 AUB A- 5 18 .384 .256 .334 .384 .278 .385 109 2.3 0.5 0 -0.0 0.1 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 HAR AA 40 149 .276 .254 .325 .380 .257 .342 105 2.4 4.1 2.5 0.4 0.4 10.3 1.1 10.3 1.1
2012 SYR AAA 19 64 .347 .248 .326 .376 .250 .421 100 6.3 1.9 1.2 0.6 -2.3 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2012 ZUL Wnt 32 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WAS MLB 2 1 .006 .228 .290 .302 .214 .000 105 -0.2 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 AUB A- 3 13 .079 .243 .301 .335 .236 .100 117 -2.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2013 HAR AA 95 361 .216 .253 .332 .384 .270 .207 96 -16.1 9.8 5.9 -1.0 1.4 3.2 0.2 3.2 0.2
2014 WAS MLB 20 70 .184 .251 .314 .384 .266 .209 98 -5 1.8 1.1 -0.1 -0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 SYR AAA 51 193 .238 .258 .331 .397 .253 .264 99 -4.8 5.8 2.6 -0.3 -0.7 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4

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 NAT Rk 115 10 19 0 0 0 11 17 15 0 0 .202 .313 .202 .000 .205 -1.9 -0.6 -0.2
2008 NAT Rk 86 12 14 1 1 0 11 9 18 1 2 .189 .291 .230 .041 .229 -0.7 0.5 -0.0
2009 HAG A 83 7 17 3 0 0 6 5 21 0 0 .218 .265 .256 .038 .219 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
2009 VER A- 195 16 41 10 1 2 18 24 29 1 1 .247 .347 .355 .108 .276 12.6 -0.3 1.3
2010 HAG A 385 48 81 10 6 2 36 50 79 3 5 .249 .345 .335 .086 .274 27.1 0.4 2.8
2011 ZUL Wnt 32 2 7 0 0 0 2 4 4 0 0 .250 .344 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 POT A+ 416 36 93 21 1 6 43 33 69 1 3 .251 .312 .362 .111 .236 15.1 1.4 1.6
2012 WAS MLB 36 2 8 2 0 0 2 4 11 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .067 .290 1.1 -0.2 0.1
2012 ZUL Wnt 93 9 21 1 1 1 10 6 23 1 1 .244 .293 .314 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 AUB A- 18 3 5 2 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 .333 .444 .467 .133 .384 3.3 -0.0 0.3
2012 HAR AA 149 15 42 12 0 1 19 9 16 1 0 .311 .358 .422 .111 .276 10.3 0.4 1.1
2012 SYR AAA 64 8 18 5 0 2 4 12 12 0 0 .346 .469 .558 .212 .347 8.3 0.6 0.9
2013 HAR AA 361 35 55 12 1 3 26 47 57 0 0 .177 .291 .252 .074 .216 3.2 -1.0 0.2
2013 AUB A- 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 .079 -2.1 0.2 -0.2
2013 WAS MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .006 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2014 SYR AAA 193 26 39 9 0 5 25 23 36 1 0 .229 .321 .371 .141 .238 3.9 -0.3 0.4
2014 WAS MLB 70 7 10 1 0 1 3 6 20 0 0 .156 .229 .219 .062 .184 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2

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
2012 147 0.4150 0.4207 0.7705 0.5246 0.3372 0.8750 0.6552 0.2295
2013 4 0.5000 0.7500 0.3333 1.0000 0.5000 0.5000 0.0000 0.6667
2014 277 0.4585 0.3877 0.7664 0.5197 0.2733 0.8939 0.5610 0.2336
Career4280.44390.40240.76380.52590.29740.88370.58810.2362

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-05-15 2012-07-03 15-DL 49 42 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle Sprain Collision At Plate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $
2013 WAS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 131 d1 year/$0.501M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014). Re-signed by Washington 2/26/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Washington 5/13/12.
  • Signed by Washington 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 515 52 122 25 0 6 48 51 94 0 0 .271 .345 .370 .264 15.6 C 1 1.8
80o 493 47 111 23 0 6 44 46 92 0 0 .254 .326 .347 .249 8.2 C 0 0.9
70o 477 43 102 21 0 5 41 43 91 0 0 .243 .313 .331 .239 3.2 C 0 0.4
60o 463 41 96 20 0 5 38 40 90 0 0 .233 .301 .318 .230 -0.8 C 0 0.0
50o 450 38 91 19 0 5 36 38 89 0 0 .224 .290 .305 .222 -4.4 C 0 -0.4
40o 437 36 83 17 0 4 34 35 88 0 0 .215 .279 .293 .214 -7.7 C 0 -0.8
30o 423 33 78 16 0 4 32 33 86 0 0 .205 .268 .279 .205 -11.1 C 0 -1.2
20o 407 31 72 15 0 4 30 30 84 0 0 .194 .254 .264 .194 -14.7 C 0 -1.6
10o 385 27 62 13 0 3 27 26 82 0 0 .178 .236 .243 .180 -19.2 C 0 -2.0
Weighted Mean4563993190537398900.228.295.311.226-2.7C 0-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 7% 3% 10% 12%

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
201526250244910032018500.217.278.300.214-1.3-11.8-0.71.314.9-27.30.2
201627312306012042523630.213.280.296.216-1.1-10.8-0.91.514.9-26.30.3
20172861763124260751531230.226.296.313.227-0.4-3.8-1.82.714.9-19.70.6
20182960959114240647511240.208.280.286.213-1.3-12.4-1.82.514.9-28.10.6
20193063562123271751521290.215.283.301.218-1.0-9.5-1.82.514.9-25.10.6
20203162663121250852541240.217.289.305.221-0.8-7.5-1.82.314.9-22.90.6
20213262662120240750531280.215.286.298.218-1.0-9.5-1.82.114.9-24.70.6
20223361162119240851521200.217.288.306.221-0.8-8.0-1.71.914.9-23.10.6
20233461760116230648521280.211.282.289.214-1.3-12.7-1.81.714.9-27.50.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.30.7out of baseball0.20.114.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Kris Watts 2010 .000 DNP
2 92 Jose Reyes 2008 .000 DNP
3 91 Rafael Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
4 91 Jose Jimenez 2012 .000 DNP
5 90 Bryan Holaday 2013 .341
6 90 Stephen Vogt 2010 .000 DNP
7 89 Carlos Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
8 89 Mark Wagner 2009 .000 DNP
9 89 Manny Pina 2012 -.005
10 89 Drew Butera 2009 .000 DNP
11 88 Kyle Anson 2008 .000 DNP
12 88 Dustin Garneau 2013 .000 DNP
13 88 Gorman Erickson 2013 .000 DNP
14 88 Josh Ford 2008 .000 DNP
15 87 Jose Morales 2008 .000 DNP
16 87 Tim Kennelly 2012 .000 DNP
17 87 Mike Nickeas 2008 .000 DNP
18 87 Petey Paramore 2012 .000 DNP
19 87 Gabriel Gutierrez 2009 .000 DNP
20 87 Damaso Espino 2008 .000 DNP
21 87 Jonathan Jaspe 2010 .000 DNP
22 87 Luis Martinez 2010 .000 DNP
23 87 Bobby Wilson 2008 .164
24 86 Michael Collins 2010 .000 DNP
25 86 Jordan Pacheco 2011 .237
26 86 Jason Jaramillo 2008 .000 DNP
27 86 Frank Curreri 2008 .000 DNP
28 86 Brian Ward 2011 .000 DNP
29 86 Doug Pickens 2010 .000 DNP
30 86 Brandon Bantz 2012 .000 DNP
31 86 Steve Clevenger 2011 .357
32 86 Wyatt Toregas 2008 .000 DNP
33 86 Luis Sierra 2013 .000 DNP
34 86 Jair Fernandez 2012 .000 DNP
35 86 Matt Wallach 2011 .000 DNP
36 85 Steven Lerud 2010 .000 DNP
37 85 Mitch Canham 2010 .000 DNP
38 85 Adam Ricks 2008 .000 DNP
39 85 Martin Maldonado 2012 .251
40 85 Jackson Williams 2011 .000 DNP
41 85 Jake Jefferies 2013 .000 DNP
42 85 Kai Gronauer 2012 .000 DNP
43 85 Tony Sanchez 2013 .271
44 85 Luis Flores 2012 .000 DNP
45 84 Mitch Abeita 2011 .000 DNP
46 84 Elio Sarmiento 2011 .000 DNP
47 84 Danny Lehmann 2011 .000 DNP
48 84 Braeden Schlehuber 2013 .000 DNP
49 83 Addison Maruszak 2012 .000 DNP
50 83 Nevin Ashley 2010 .000 DNP
51 83 Lou Palmisano 2008 .000 DNP
52 83 Charles Cutler 2012 .000 DNP
53 83 Sean Rooney 2011 .000 DNP
54 83 Jhonatan Solano 2011 .000 DNP
55 83 Efren Navarro 2011 .181
56 83 Brad Davis 2008 .000 DNP
57 83 Brian Jeroloman 2010 .000 DNP
58 82 Tim Federowicz 2013 .218
59 82 Sean McCraw 2011 .000 DNP
60 82 Tuffy Gosewisch 2009 .000 DNP
61 82 Steven Liddle 2013 .000 DNP
62 82 Orlando Mercado 2010 .000 DNP
63 82 Mark Fleury 2013 .000 DNP
64 82 Alex Garabedian 2011 .000 DNP
65 82 Justin Howard 2013 .000 DNP
66 82 Dan Butler 2012 .000 DNP
67 81 Nathan Hanson 2012 .000 DNP
68 81 Adam Donachie 2009 .000 DNP
69 81 Ed Easley 2011 .000 DNP
70 81 Juan Apodaca 2012 .000 DNP
71 81 Jake Opitz 2012 .000 DNP
72 81 Richard Mercado 2008 .000 DNP
73 81 Whitney Robbins 2010 .000 DNP
74 81 Chris Herrmann 2013 .218
75 81 Chris Malec 2008 .000 DNP
76 81 Luis Oliveros 2008 .000 DNP
77 81 Ryan Ortiz 2013 .000 DNP
78 81 Cesar Nicolas 2007 .000 DNP
79 81 Tony Cruz 2012 .223
80 81 Mayo Acosta 2013 .000 DNP
81 80 Carlos Corporan 2009 .710
82 80 Zach Zaneski 2011 .000 DNP
83 80 Mike Butia 2008 .000 DNP
84 80 Donny Lucy 2008 .000 DNP
85 80 Mike Paulk 2009 .000 DNP
86 80 Jared Prince 2011 .000 DNP
87 80 Cory Harrilchak 2013 .000 DNP
88 80 Rob Johnson 2008 .110
89 80 Josh Fellhauer 2013 .000 DNP
90 80 Konrad Schmidt 2010 .149
91 80 Issmael Salas 2008 .000 DNP
92 80 Roberto Lopez 2011 .000 DNP
93 80 Nicholas Baligod 2013 .000 DNP
94 80 Matt Cusick 2011 .000 DNP
95 80 Roman Pena 2012 .000 DNP
96 80 Eddie Prasch 2011 .000 DNP
97 80 Jose Lobaton 2010 .000 DNP
98 79 Jonathan Hee 2011 .000 DNP
99 79 Caleb Joseph 2011 .000 DNP
100 79 Ryan Rohlinger 2009 .132

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .500 .556 .750 .546
11 vs R (Multi) .167 .310 .167 .196
18 Split (Multi) -.333 -.245 -.583 -.350
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 .006
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

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 The emergence of Leon, who went from High-A to the majors last year, allowed the team the freedom to non-tender Flores. Leon will almost certainly start the season in Triple-A with Wilson Ramos and Suzuki handling the big-league duties, but he gives them great defensive depth behind the dish. With Suzuki a free agent after this year, Leon is eyeing the backup job for 2014.
2011 With strong-armed Sandy Leon gunning down 51 percent of base thieves, the Nats have credible catching talent top to bottom in the system.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Billy's BlanksR.J. Anderson2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Historic TuesdayDaniel Rathman2014-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher NewsDaniel Rathman2014-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Bush League: Noah SyndergaardDoug Thorburn2013-11-15
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-28
Minor League Update: Games of March 7, 2013Jason Martinez2013-03-08
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire SuzukiBen Lindbergh2012-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire SuzukiR.J. Anderson2012-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire SuzukiJason Parks2012-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-24


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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
2012 663 12 2.6 27.5 333 -0.5 -0.1 -2.9 2.5 24.7
2013 8 0 0.0 11.1 5 -0.0 -0.0 -1.7 0.0 9.5
2014 1127 8 1.2 7.2 667 -0.7 -0.2 -2.0 1.0 5.2
total 1798 18 3.4 13.1 1005 -0.9 -0.2 -1.7 3.1 11.5

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