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Mitch Maier CFRoyals

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-30-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.62010
0.12011
-0.22012
2013
0.62014
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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
2006 KCA 24 5 15 13 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .149 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2008 KCA 26 34 97 91 9 26 1 1 0 29 2 18 2 0 2 9 0 2 .286 .316 .319 .212 -3.0 0.8 -0.2
2009 KCA 27 127 397 341 42 83 15 3 3 113 43 76 4 2 7 31 9 2 .243 .333 .331 .235 6.0 4.3 1.0
2010 KCA 28 117 421 373 41 98 15 6 5 140 41 68 0 3 4 39 3 2 .263 .333 .375 .256 3.9 2.0 0.6
2011 KCA 29 45 113 95 19 22 4 3 0 32 16 32 1 1 0 7 1 0 .232 .345 .337 .242 -0.6 1.8 0.1
2012 KCA 30 32 74 64 8 11 1 1 2 20 8 24 0 1 1 7 2 0 .172 .260 .312 .214 -1.1 -0.6 -0.2
Career3601117977122242361410336112222771493156.248.327.344.2393.68.11.2

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
2003 RY1 Rk 0 223 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A 82 345 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 51 194 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 50 227 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 80 342 .251 .270 .335 .420 .260 .280 117 -2.6 7.7 0.6 0.1 7.1 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2006 KCA MLB 5 15 .149 .254 .303 .399 .233 .222 107 -1.9 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 WIC AA 138 603 .294 .274 .350 .437 .273 .349 106 17.5 13.9 0.2 2.4 6.2 36.2 4.1 36.2 4.1
2007 OMA AAA 140 596 .258 .279 .344 .435 .262 .309 104 -1.6 17.7 -1.3 6.0 0.8 14.9 2.0 14.9 2.0
2008 KCA MLB 34 97 .212 .269 .333 .425 .263 .356 101 -5 2.8 0.2 0.8 -0.3 -3.0 -0.2 -3.0 -0.2
2008 OMA AAA 85 383 .284 .276 .345 .445 .262 .337 105 10.3 11.8 1.1 15.2 -1.4 21.2 3.5 21.2 3.5
2009 KCA MLB 127 397 .235 .268 .332 .430 .261 .303 105 -10.4 11.4 -0.4 4.3 1.3 6.0 1.0 6.0 1.0
2009 OMA AAA 12 60 .319 .267 .335 .412 .272 .341 93 3.9 1.8 -0.1 1.0 -0.4 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
2010 KCA MLB 117 421 .256 .260 .324 .407 .256 .307 111 -1.7 11.6 -1.2 2.0 -3.8 3.9 0.6 3.9 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 45 113 .242 .250 .315 .388 .254 .344 108 -2 3.0 -0.5 1.8 -0.7 -0.7 0.1 -0.6 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 32 74 .214 .252 .318 .406 .261 .231 101 -3.4 2.0 0.2 -0.6 1.1 -1.2 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2
2012 OMA AAA 38 156 .291 .286 .349 .437 .275 .343 104 5.5 4.6 -1.7 3.9 -0.1 8.2 1.2 8.5 1.2
2013 PAW AAA 31 137 .315 .270 .338 .407 .267 .381 98 8.2 3.9 -0.8 -0.2 3.4 13.0 1.3 13.0 1.3
2014 NWA AA 18 70 .284 .247 .319 .376 .253 .342 102 1.7 1.9 -0.6 0.6 -1.1 1.2 0.2 1.2 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
2003 RY1 Rk 223 41 71 14 6 2 45 18 25 7 3 .350 .408 .507 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ 194 25 46 9 2 3 17 15 29 10 2 .264 .328 .391 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A 345 41 95 24 3 4 36 27 51 34 10 .300 .355 .432 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 342 55 82 21 5 7 49 15 47 10 3 .255 .292 .416 .161 .251 11.8 0.1 1.2
2005 HDS A+ 227 42 71 26 1 8 32 12 43 6 1 .336 .375 .583 .246 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KCA MLB 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 .149 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2
2006 WIC AA 603 95 166 35 7 14 92 41 96 13 12 .306 .360 .473 .168 .294 36.2 2.4 4.1
2007 OMA AAA 596 75 152 29 5 14 62 33 89 7 2 .279 .322 .428 .149 .258 14.9 6.0 2.0
2008 KCA MLB 97 9 26 1 1 0 9 2 18 0 2 .286 .316 .319 .033 .212 -3.0 0.8 -0.2
2008 OMA AAA 383 57 109 24 1 9 41 29 42 12 3 .316 .368 .470 .154 .284 21.2 15.2 3.5
2009 OMA AAA 60 8 16 3 0 2 10 8 8 1 1 .314 .407 .490 .176 .319 5.4 1.0 0.6
2009 KCA MLB 397 42 83 15 3 3 31 43 76 9 2 .243 .333 .331 .088 .235 6.0 4.3 1.0
2010 KCA MLB 421 41 98 15 6 5 39 41 68 3 2 .263 .333 .375 .113 .256 3.9 2.0 0.6
2011 KCA MLB 113 19 22 4 3 0 7 16 32 1 0 .232 .345 .337 .105 .242 -0.6 1.8 0.1
2012 KCA MLB 74 8 11 1 1 2 7 8 24 2 0 .172 .260 .312 .141 .214 -1.1 -0.6 -0.2
2012 OMA AAA 156 25 38 4 1 4 17 21 31 2 1 .288 .385 .424 .136 .291 8.5 3.9 1.2
2013 PAW AAA 137 32 35 7 0 3 22 24 26 3 1 .310 .431 .451 .142 .315 13.0 -0.2 1.3
2014 NWA AA 70 12 16 4 0 3 8 7 22 0 0 .254 .329 .460 .206 .284 1.2 0.6 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
2008 334 0.5329 0.5495 0.8251 0.6854 0.3910 0.8934 0.6885 0.1749
2009 1540 0.5169 0.4515 0.8384 0.6055 0.2836 0.9212 0.6493 0.1587
2010 1646 0.5103 0.4219 0.8516 0.5774 0.2593 0.9237 0.6842 0.1484
2011 515 0.4951 0.4019 0.7778 0.5608 0.2462 0.8182 0.6875 0.2174
2012 308 0.5065 0.4026 0.7742 0.5128 0.2895 0.8750 0.5909 0.2258
Career43430.51230.43850.83060.58910.27860.90450.66590.1678

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-01 2014-07-20 Minors 80 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-03 2013-09-19 Minors 47 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-06-30 2013-08-01 Minors 32 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-04-23 2013-05-29 Minors 36 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2013-04-04 2013-04-14 Minors 10 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Sprain - -
2013-03-16 2013-03-30 Camp 14 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2010-09-26 2010-10-02 DTD 6 6 Left Knee Soreness -
2010-08-20 2010-08-21 DTD 1 0 Neck Soreness -
2008-08-21 2008-09-12 15-DL 22 19 Right Face Fracture Multiple Fractures -
2007-02-27 2007-02-27 Camp 0 0 Wrist Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 BOS $
2012 KCA $865,000
2011 KCA $459,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,324,000
2 yrTotal$1,324,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 1 dEric Sobocinski1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 5/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston as a free agent 10/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 100 plate appearances. DFA by Kansas City 7/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.459M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/09 (split contract, $182,405 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 4/4/09. Recalled 4/16/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/17/09. Recalled 7/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/29/08. Recalled 7/24/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07 (minor-league contract). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 9/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/06.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2003 (1-30) (Toledo). Signed 6/03. $0.9M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Mitch Maier is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 25Larry Granillo2012-05-26
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 10Larry Granillo2012-04-11
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
Transaction Analysis Blog: Royals Extend FrancoeurR.J. Anderson2011-08-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Royalty Running WildJason Collette2011-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: Tout Wars FAAB FrenzyJason Collette2011-04-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the OutfieldRob McQuown2011-04-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the OutfieldRob McQuown2011-03-23
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsMarc Normandin2011-03-22
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, AL EditionBen Lindbergh2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Day One at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-10
Fantasy Focus: Right Fielder RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-24
Painting the Black: Players Out of OptionsR.J. Anderson2011-02-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The AL Winter AgendaJohn Perrotto2010-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Ladies And Gents: Your 2013 Kansas City RoyalsKevin Goldstein2010-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Pre-Deadline Trade RoundupMarc Normandin2010-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?Christina Kahrl2010-07-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: OutfieldRob McQuown2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Send Me Some AngelsChristina Kahrl2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Send Me Some AngelsKevin Goldstein2010-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Royal PainsEric Seidman2010-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Odds and EndsChristina Kahrl2010-05-05
BP Unfiltered: Latest Projected Roster Updates 3/31, 12:30 a.m. ETJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brewing Up a Reunion and a New RoyalChristina Kahrl2010-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Party Hardy, GardyChristina Kahrl2009-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day ActionChristina Kahrl2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Bits and PiecesChristina Kahrl2009-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Wrigley ResolutionChristina Kahrl2009-07-07
Prospectus Idol Entry: Kila Ka'aihueTim Kniker2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central UpdateChristina Kahrl2009-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: West by CentralChristina Kahrl2008-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: JiggeringChristina Kahrl2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves and IssuesChristina Kahrl2008-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects UpdateKevin Goldstein2008-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Draft Spectrum, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2007-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 18-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leap Forward, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2006-04-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessRule 5 Preview: Top 20 Eligible PlayersDavid Regan2005-12-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given their recent history with getting position players across the gulf from "prospect potential" to actual "big league performance", and given the bus loads of fine prospects they've been amassing recently, should they be making some changes in their minor league operations to try to get the best results from these kids? They've had some fine youngsters just not realize the potential implied by their MLEs. Beltran was a long time ago...
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Given the Beltran shout out at the end I was able to deduce that by "they" you mean the Royals. And yes, the Royals should be playing their young players. Nobody goes to their games even with "superstars" like Jose Guillen and Gil Meche, so go ahead and win 66 games with the young guys, let them begin to develop at the MLB level, and see what happens. I don't think it's as much their MiLB operations as it is the way the MLB team operates. Don't sign Francoeur when you have Mitch Maier. Don't look at a third baseman if you have Moustakas. Don't screw with Alex Gordon when he deserves an MLB roster spot, etc. (Eric Seidman)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Don't sign Francoeur when you have Mitch Maier." I don't get it. Francoeur is younger than Maier, has more upside, and wasn't expensive. What's the point of playing Maier every day?
(bishopscreed from Bangkok)
He does not have more upside, and while he might not be expensive, it was an unneeded expense. Francoeur is not a difference maker. If you want to sign an outfielder, sign an outfielder. Don't sign someone who looks like he should be great and isn't, UNLESS you are going to strictly use him in a platoon role. Color me skeptical that Francouer DOESN'T play everyday. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What the holy-heck is Alex Gordon going in AAA!? And I mean besides raking. Isn't he too young and have a far superior prospect pedigree to be treated as if he's 4A?
(WilliamWilde from Boston, MA)
We've been having a desultory discussion on our internal mailing list as to what the heck the Royals are thinking, though "thinking" may be setting the bar too high. It's not just Gordon, it's Ka'aihue (recall that Ken Phelps came up as a Royal and they refused him too), it's Chris Getz, it's Podsednik and Mitch Maier... There are so many areas where they might tinker around the edges and get a few more runs on the board. If it's obvious to us it's obvious to them, so the question is why don't they care? (Steven Goldman)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Alex Gordon. Mere mortals are not permitted to question "the process". In theory he is learning how to play LF/RF. Unfortunately for the moment those two positions are occupied. DeJesus is having a better season than we could expect Gordon to have and Pods is, well, Pods. GMDM doesn't admit to mistakes about players he acquires thru trade or free agency. Until the Royals cut bait on Jose Guillen there is no roster spot for Kila. And Mitch Maier is a much better option as a 4th OFer who can play all the positions as opposed to Rick Ankiel who can't play any of them.
(kcboomer from kc)
See, that sounds like megalomania. I know things that Moore has said about "the process" sort of SOUND like that, but I doubt he really believes it inasmuch as he doesn't know what he really should say. Which means that what he's really thinking remains a mystery, or he's not confident enough in what he's thinking to tell us, or... Gee, maybe megalomania really is the simplest answer. (Steven Goldman)


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