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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .224 6 25 27 0 .254 0.3
Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
-0.42013
0.32014
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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
2013 TEX 25 10 34 34 0 6 1 0 0 7 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 .176 .176 .206 .135 -3.9 0.3 -0.4
Career103434061007013000100.176.176.206.135-3.90.3-0.4

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
2009 GRN A 6 25 .217 .256 .338 .368 .265 .200 99 -1 0.7 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2009 LOW A- 54 235 .301 .247 .325 .358 .260 .293 98 10.7 7.0 -4.5 -0.8 -0.9 11.5 1.1 11.5 1.1
2010 GRN A 78 341 .332 .256 .329 .376 .268 .341 97 25.9 9.9 -6.4 1.0 -6.1 22.7 2.4 22.7 2.4
2010 BAK A+ 34 147 .290 .270 .341 .416 .264 .284 110 4.8 4.3 -2.7 0.7 -2.0 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2011 MYR A+ 53 228 .243 .247 .319 .377 .250 .278 100 -4.3 6.8 -4.4 0.2 -1.5 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2011 RNG Rk 2 7 .260 .278 .349 .453 .261 .000 103 0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2012 FRI AA 123 530 .304 .259 .327 .388 .266 .302 96 23.9 14.6 -9.4 7.7 -4.8 23.6 3.3 23.6 3.3
2012 SUR Wnt 25 108 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEX MLB 10 34 .135 .258 .323 .407 .270 .286 104 -4.1 0.9 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2013 ROU AAA 104 436 .286 .267 .339 .415 .269 .292 93 12.5 12.5 -7.8 5.2 -0.8 15.1 2.1 15.1 2.1
2014 IND AAA 126 489 .264 .264 .330 .398 .252 .297 102 2.2 14.6 -9.3 5.6 -1.2 8.8 1.4 8.8 1.4

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
2009 GRN A 25 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .150 .320 .200 .050 .217 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
2009 LOW A- 235 26 50 17 0 6 38 36 40 0 1 .255 .376 .434 .179 .301 11.5 -0.8 1.1
2010 BAK A+ 147 19 30 3 0 7 22 24 32 1 1 .250 .384 .450 .200 .290 4.3 0.7 0.5
2010 GRN A 341 41 84 20 1 12 46 53 59 2 3 .298 .418 .504 .206 .332 22.7 1.0 2.4
2011 MYR A+ 228 19 42 10 0 2 26 30 51 1 0 .214 .320 .296 .082 .243 -2.9 0.2 -0.3
2011 RNG Rk 7 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .200 .429 .800 .600 .260 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2012 FRI AA 530 65 122 25 0 23 77 69 107 0 1 .268 .366 .474 .206 .304 23.6 7.7 3.3
2012 SUR Wnt 108 5 26 5 0 4 27 13 16 0 0 .283 .370 .467 .185 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 436 52 89 29 1 11 63 68 86 1 0 .246 .369 .423 .177 .286 15.1 5.2 2.1
2013 TEX MLB 34 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 .176 .176 .206 .029 .135 -3.9 0.3 -0.4
2014 IND AAA 489 60 111 31 2 9 54 63 72 0 3 .264 .358 .412 .148 .264 8.8 5.6 1.4

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 133 0.4887 0.4436 0.6780 0.5385 0.3529 0.9143 0.3333 0.3220
Career1330.48870.44360.6780.53850.35290.91430.33330.322

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-07-07 2011-08-29 Minors 53 47 Left Knee Contusion - -
2011-05-14 2011-06-06 Minors 23 22 - Back Strain - -
2011-04-26 2011-05-05 Minors 9 9 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-05-14 2010-05-25 Minors 11 0 Left Knee Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 13 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/8/14. Refused assignment by Pittsburgh 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Selected by Cleveland from Texas in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12. Signed by Cleveland 3/7/13. Returned by Cleveland to Texas 3/27/13. Contract selected by Texas 6/6/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 12/30/13 after being DFA by Texas 12/27/13.
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 7/31/10 (Saltalamacchia deal).
  • Drafted by Boston 2009 (13-408) (The Citadel).

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 319 39 72 16 0 9 38 40 70 0 0 .265 .360 .429 .294 14.5 1B 2 1.8
80o 297 34 64 14 0 8 34 36 67 0 0 .250 .343 .405 .280 9.3 1B 2 1.3
70o 281 31 59 13 0 8 31 32 64 0 0 .240 .330 .388 .270 6.0 1B 2 0.9
60o 267 29 54 12 0 7 29 30 62 0 0 .231 .319 .373 .261 3.5 1B 2 0.6
50o 254 27 49 11 0 6 26 27 60 0 0 .223 .309 .360 .252 1.3 1B 2 0.3
40o 241 24 45 10 0 6 24 25 58 0 0 .214 .299 .346 .244 -0.7 1B 2 0.1
30o 227 22 41 9 0 5 22 23 55 0 0 .206 .288 .332 .235 -2.6 1B 2 -0.1
20o 211 20 37 8 0 5 20 20 52 0 0 .196 .275 .316 .225 -4.5 1B 2 -0.3
10o 189 17 31 7 0 4 17 17 48 0 0 .182 .258 .293 .210 -6.6 1B 1 -0.6
Weighted Mean2602852120727286100.226.314.366.2562.31B 20.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
8% 12% 5% 18% 24%

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
201527250304710072729600.216.308.358.2460.42.4-0.7-1.911.4-6.41.2
201628250294510072629630.206.299.346.2400.20.3-0.6-1.914.9-12.11.2
20172951958922101251601300.202.296.330.234-0.4-6.1-1.5-3.914.9-15.72.4
201830610711152501664671480.216.304.357.2440.3-0.5-1.6-4.614.9-9.32.8
201931634751162501867731610.209.302.350.2420.1-2.3-1.7-4.814.9-10.73.0
202032621731172411665711530.214.304.350.2420.1-1.8-1.6-4.714.9-10.52.9
202133603701122311662681500.209.300.343.239-0.1-3.9-1.6-4.614.9-12.72.8
202234631731212411564711530.218.306.346.2420.1-2.0-1.7-4.814.9-10.52.9
202335625731272511565651460.230.311.360.2500.62.4-1.7-4.714.9-6.12.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Juan Miranda 2009 .337
2 90 Brad Nelson 2009 .035
3 90 Casey Rogowski 2007 .000 DNP
4 90 Jason Delaney 2009 .000 DNP
5 90 John Whittleman 2013 .000 DNP
6 90 Paul McAnulty 2007 .209
7 89 Aaron Bates 2010 .000 DNP
8 89 Jordan Lennerton 2012 .000 DNP
9 89 Jamie Romak 2012 .000 DNP
10 89 Jacob Butler 2009 .000 DNP
11 88 Ole Sheldon 2009 .000 DNP
12 87 Adam Abraham 2013 .000 DNP
13 87 Roberto Lopez 2012 .000 DNP
14 87 Chad Tracy 2012 .000 DNP
15 87 Christian Marrero 2013 .000 DNP
16 87 Joe Koshansky 2008 .245
17 86 Craig Cooper 2011 .000 DNP
18 86 Larry Broadway 2007 .000 DNP
19 85 Josh Kreuzer 2009 .000 DNP
20 85 Jared Clark 2012 .000 DNP
21 85 Clay Harris 2009 .000 DNP
22 85 Gaby Sanchez 2010 .286
23 85 Whitney Robbins 2011 .000 DNP
24 85 Bryan LaHair 2009 .000 DNP
25 85 Michael Spina 2013 .000 DNP
26 85 Brock Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
27 84 Rawley Bishop 2012 .000 DNP
28 84 Ryan Garko 2007 .294
29 84 Lou Palmisano 2009 .000 DNP
30 84 Brett Bonvechio 2009 .000 DNP
31 84 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
32 84 Jim Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
33 84 Matt Tuiasosopo 2012 .000 DNP
34 84 Nate Freiman 2013 .262
35 84 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
36 84 Kala Ka'aihue 2011 .000 DNP
37 84 Cody Ehlers 2008 .000 DNP
38 84 Beau Mills 2013 .000 DNP
39 84 Johan Limonta 2010 .000 DNP
40 83 Jeremie Tice 2013 .000 DNP
41 83 Matthew Brown 2009 .000 DNP
42 83 Jim Murphy 2012 .000 DNP
43 83 Danny Putnam 2009 .000 DNP
44 82 Cole Gillespie 2010 .240
45 82 Jesus Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
46 82 Jeff Larish 2009 .256
47 82 Clint Robinson 2011 .000 DNP
48 82 Chad Huffman 2011 .000 DNP
49 82 Javier Brito 2009 .000 DNP
50 82 Damon Sublett 2012 .000 DNP
51 82 Michael Aubrey 2008 .219
52 82 Deibinson Romero 2013 .000 DNP
53 81 Angel Salome 2012 .000 DNP
54 81 Matt Mangini 2012 .000 DNP
55 81 Brady Shoemaker 2013 .000 DNP
56 81 Marvin Lowrance 2011 .000 DNP
57 81 Travis Denker 2012 .000 DNP
58 81 Sean Halton 2013 .233
59 81 Sawyer Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
60 81 Matt Hague 2012 .192
61 81 Tommy Everidge 2009 .221
62 81 Nate Tenbrink 2013 .000 DNP
63 81 Jeff Clement 2010 .217
64 81 Wes Bankston 2010 .000 DNP
65 80 Ryan Finan 2008 .000 DNP
66 80 Chris Carlson 2010 .000 DNP
67 80 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP
68 80 Bronson Sardinha 2009 .000 DNP
69 80 Jake Fox 2009 .273
70 80 Doug Deeds 2007 .000 DNP
71 80 Brian Van Kirk 2012 .000 DNP
72 80 Allan Dykstra 2013 .000 DNP
73 80 Josh Donaldson 2012 .257
74 80 Adam Rosales 2009 .230
75 80 Rodney Choy Foo 2008 .000 DNP
76 80 Craig Stansberry 2008 .341
77 80 Mike Baxter 2011 .283
78 80 Gabriel Martinez 2009 .000 DNP
79 80 Brian Mc Fall 2010 .000 DNP
80 80 Seth Smith 2009 .291
81 80 Ben Guez 2013 .000 DNP
82 79 Kory Casto 2008 .218
83 79 Josh Mazzola 2012 .000 DNP
84 79 Erik Lis 2010 .000 DNP
85 79 Andy Parrino 2012 .227
86 79 Matt McBride 2011 .000 DNP
87 79 George Kottaras 2009 .238
88 79 Josh Whitesell 2008 .367
89 79 Fred Lewis 2007 .267
90 79 Brandon Jones 2010 .000 DNP
91 79 Michael Taylor 2012 .105
92 79 Bryan Pounds 2012 .000 DNP
93 79 Jack Rye 2012 .000 DNP
94 79 Chris Nowak 2009 .000 DNP
95 79 Mike Paulk 2010 .000 DNP
96 79 Jared Goedert 2011 .000 DNP
97 79 Mark Hamilton 2011 .218
98 79 Wes Hodges 2011 .000 DNP
99 79 Carlos Sosa 2008 .000 DNP
100 79 Bryan Byrne 2010 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .111 .111 .111 .060
11 vs R (Multi) .200 .200 .240 .161
18 Split (Multi) .089 .089 .129 .102
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .111 .111 .111 .060
31 vs R (2013) .200 .200 .240 .161
38 Split (2013) .089 .089 .129 .102
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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).
2011 Part of the return from the Red Sox for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Christopher McGuiness started to look like a legit prospect in 2010, showing a solid approach at the plate and some developing power potential to go along with a good glove at first.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Alcantara Can StayDaniel Rathman2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Spring FlingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield UpdatesDaniel Rathman2014-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 27Jeff Moore2014-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Extending TroutDaniel Rathman2014-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms AvailableDaniel Rathman2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to CollegeMike Gianella2014-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to CollegeR.J. Anderson2014-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cheery OsR.J. Anderson2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/14Ben Lindbergh2013-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 8Zach Mortimer2013-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Complete Me: Four Platoon Candidates for 2013Jonah Birenbaum2013-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Fixing the Holes, American LeagueSam Miller2013-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phillies Get Young, OldR.J. Anderson2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYouth Movement: Rule 5 Recap and Scouting NotesMark Anderson2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 6Jason Martinez2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Monsters, or Men Wearing Masks?Jason Parks2012-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 16Bradley Ankrom2012-10-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 10Bradley Ankrom2012-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALChristina Kahrl2010-08-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any predictions as to players that Houston, Cubs, Twins and other bottom feeders might take a flyer on in the Rule V draft? From what I've seen, it doesn't look like a very appetizing bunch to choose from, but have I missed anything?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Seems like Josh Fields and Marc Krauss could be off the board early. I've read Randy Henry, Chris McGuiness...but temper your expectations, since there aren't impact players that often. It won't happen, but how fun would it be if some team selected Pat Venditte, the Yankees' ambidextrous reliever? So fun. That's how fun it would be. I believe he's eligible for the first time. (Ben Lindbergh)


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