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Donald Lutz LFReds

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Regular Season Totals
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date2-6-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight250 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
-0.12014
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
2013 CIN 24 34 59 58 5 14 1 0 1 18 1 14 0 0 0 8 2 0 .241 .254 .310 .196 -1.4 1.2 -0.0
2014 CIN 25 28 54 51 2 9 4 0 0 13 3 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 .176 .222 .255 .183 -1.2 0.1 -0.1
Career6211310972350131433000920.211.239.284.190-2.61.3-0.1

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
2008 RDS Rk 34 120 .287 .263 .345 .366 .267 .302 92 3.7 3.8 -2.3 -1.3 -0.3 4.6 0.3 4.6 0.3
2009 RDS Rk 16 65 .226 .234 .323 .322 .252 .205 90 -2.4 2.0 -1.3 -2.0 0.5 -1.2 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3
2010 BIL Rk 55 233 .326 .276 .335 .413 .278 .338 96 15.4 8.5 -5 -1.8 2.5 22.0 2.0 22.0 2.0
2011 DYT A 123 506 .304 .255 .322 .380 .264 .375 96 23.8 14.7 -9.1 -1.4 0.1 28.8 2.8 28.8 2.8
2012 BAK A+ 63 277 .300 .269 .332 .423 .274 .301 95 12.3 8.3 -3.9 -5.0 0.7 18.3 1.3 18.3 1.3
2012 PEN AA 40 165 .260 .255 .328 .380 .259 .277 102 -0.1 4.6 -1.6 2.8 -2.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.5
2012 GER int 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CIN Rk 4 17 .549 .278 .353 .431 .288 .900 102 5.7 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 -0.0 5.9 0.5 5.9 0.5
2012 PER Wnt 11 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .457 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CIN MLB 34 59 .196 .258 .317 .396 .259 .302 101 -3.6 1.6 -0.2 1.2 0.8 -1.4 -0.0 -1.4 -0.0
2013 PEN AA 65 255 .282 .245 .316 .371 .257 .293 98 5.7 6.9 -2.4 2.1 1.4 10.9 1.4 10.9 1.4
2014 CIN MLB 28 54 .183 .256 .309 .396 .261 .281 98 -3.9 1.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2014 PEN AA 23 97 .382 .262 .321 .396 .268 .394 96 12.2 2.7 -0.7 2.0 1.0 14.3 1.7 14.3 1.7
2014 LOU AAA 52 218 .238 .258 .325 .387 .246 .325 108 -5.5 6.5 -2.4 -1.2 -0.4 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0

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 RDS Rk 120 22 27 9 0 1 19 9 21 4 1 .250 .319 .361 .111 .287 4.6 -1.3 0.3
2009 RDS Rk 65 9 10 1 2 1 10 5 14 2 1 .169 .246 .305 .136 .226 -1.2 -2.0 -0.3
2010 BIL Rk 233 36 58 10 4 7 28 21 45 6 2 .286 .364 .478 .192 .326 22.0 -1.8 2.0
2011 DYT A 506 85 140 23 3 20 75 34 125 5 4 .301 .358 .492 .191 .304 28.8 -1.4 2.8
2012 PER Wnt 45 10 17 3 1 1 4 1 7 2 0 .395 .422 .581 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 GER int 15 4 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BAK A+ 277 42 67 18 3 17 51 19 71 7 2 .265 .325 .561 .296 .300 18.3 -5.0 1.3
2012 PEN AA 165 17 36 5 1 5 15 13 32 1 3 .242 .315 .389 .148 .260 1.5 2.8 0.5
2012 CIN Rk 17 3 9 2 2 0 5 3 4 0 0 .643 .706 1.071 .429 .549 5.9 -0.2 0.5
2013 PEN AA 255 35 56 12 4 7 30 19 56 4 1 .245 .318 .424 .179 .282 10.9 2.1 1.4
2013 CIN MLB 59 5 14 1 0 1 8 1 14 2 0 .241 .254 .310 .069 .196 -1.4 1.2 -0.0
2014 LOU AAA 218 26 46 9 2 6 33 17 68 4 0 .236 .307 .395 .159 .238 1.2 -1.2 0.0
2014 PEN AA 97 16 32 7 2 6 16 7 17 1 0 .360 .412 .685 .326 .382 14.3 2.0 1.7
2014 CIN MLB 54 2 9 4 0 0 1 3 19 0 0 .176 .222 .255 .078 .183 -1.2 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
2013 196 0.4184 0.5816 0.5965 0.7073 0.4912 0.8103 0.3750 0.3947
2014 201 0.4328 0.5350 0.5981 0.6897 0.4123 0.7833 0.3617 0.4019
Career3970.42570.5580.59730.69840.45130.79660.36830.3983

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-13 2013-08-22 Minors 9 0 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2012-10-26 - WIN - - - Fingers Fracture Fielding - -
2012-05-25 2012-06-26 Minors 32 28 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-07-23 2009-09-20 Minors 59 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 58 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12.
  • Signed 2008 as an amateur free agent.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .286 .286 .194
11 vs R (Multi) .187 .226 .273 .187
18 Split (Multi) -.099 -.060 -.012 -.007
19 LgAvg (Multi) .021 .030 .060 .030
30 vs L (2014) .333 .333 .333 .256
31 vs R (2014) .167 .216 .250 .178
38 Split (2014) -.167 -.118 -.083 -.078
39 LgAvg (2014) .016 .023 .052 .025

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BP Articles

Donald Lutz is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 19Jeff Quinton2014-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 18Jeff Quinton2014-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 17Jeff Quinton2014-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With TexasChris Mosch2014-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
BP Unfiltered: Jeff Keppinger Finally Works a Walk, and a Disar Awards UpdateBen Lindbergh2013-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-29
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of March 22-24Zach Mortimer2013-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of February 27Jason Martinez2013-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Monsters, or Men Wearing Masks?Jason Parks2012-10-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Donald Lutz and what does the future hold for him ?
(William from Pensacola, FL)
Lutz is a bit of a hacker; very aggressive early in counts, looking to hit the fastball. He has plus raw power, but the lack of approach holds him back. He's very strong, but a mistake hitter. Below-average defensively. I think he's an org guy. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Donald Lutz is tearing up the AFL right now; he is near the top of almost every hitting category. What is his ceiling?
(pmuehlenkamp from Cincinnati)
I have an article about Lutz (and a few other AFL warriors) coming out tomorrow on BP.

Okay, here's the deal. I've answered 72 questions, but I have 165 left in the queue. I need to run a quick errand in preparation for my trip tomorrow, but I'd like to continue this chat when I get back. I'm going to step away for 30 minutes (max), but I'll answer for another few hours when I return. Deal? Stop back by. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I asked KG on twitter, but is Donald Lutz (Reds High A 1B) a legit power prospect or a fringe guy? Already at 10 HRs, albeit in the offense-boosting Cal League
(Johnny from SD)
And he didn't answer you? Man, I'm going to have to talk to that guy. He never answers questions from readers. (That was a joke. He answers a million questions from readers. Literally a million, and 99% of them are about when Anthony Rizzo is going to get called up.)

Here's Kevin's succinct response: "Cal League guy. Scouts aren't impressed." I'm just relaying questions from readers to KG now. This must be what being Twitter feels like. (Ben Lindbergh)


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