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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 4696 .284 .360 .520 .310 33.1
Birth Date1-13-1962
Height5' 10"
Weight186 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
1984 NYN 22 7 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .153 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
1986 NYN 24 108 364 328 51 91 22 2 12 153 33 61 1 1 1 43 3 3 .277 .344 .466 .290 20.4 2.4 2.4
1987 SDN 25 62 217 196 19 48 7 1 7 78 20 38 0 1 0 26 0 0 .245 .313 .398 .251 4.0 3.1 0.7
1987 SFN 25 69 298 268 49 82 13 1 15 142 28 50 2 0 0 44 9 6 .306 .376 .530 .317 25.7 1.3 2.7
1988 SFN 26 148 566 505 60 127 25 7 19 223 48 85 5 7 1 80 5 5 .251 .319 .442 .286 22.8 -1.9 2.3
1989 SFN 27 154 640 543 100 158 34 6 47 345 87 115 3 7 0 125 3 4 .291 .388 .635 .361 69.9 1.7 7.8
1990 SFN 28 140 589 524 90 152 24 2 35 285 58 87 2 5 0 93 4 7 .290 .360 .544 .322 47.0 1.0 5.1
1991 SFN 29 113 423 371 52 95 13 1 27 191 43 57 5 4 0 69 2 3 .256 .338 .515 .323 35.0 -1.0 3.6
1992 SEA 30 99 402 360 48 103 24 0 9 154 35 46 3 4 0 67 0 2 .286 .351 .428 .287 17.2 -2.3 1.6
1993 CIN 31 93 353 323 56 110 21 3 19 194 25 48 1 4 0 64 1 0 .341 .385 .601 .329 31.1 -1.6 3.0
1994 CIN 32 95 380 310 57 101 18 1 30 211 59 62 3 8 0 77 2 0 .326 .429 .681 .349 42.0 -6.8 3.4
1996 BOS 34 27 104 92 9 28 4 0 2 38 11 14 1 0 0 13 0 0 .304 .385 .413 .273 1.4 -1.4 -0.0
1996 CIN 34 37 141 114 18 37 11 0 6 66 26 16 0 1 0 26 0 0 .325 .447 .579 .321 14.3 -0.8 1.3
1997 CLE 35 20 69 59 7 9 1 0 4 22 9 11 1 0 0 11 1 0 .153 .275 .373 .213 -2.4 -0.0 -0.2
1998 OAK 36 51 136 127 14 29 7 1 2 44 9 26 0 0 0 21 0 0 .228 .279 .346 .218 -4.2 -0.1 -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
1981 KNG Rk 62 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 LYN A+ 29 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .441 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 JAC AA 120 497 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 7 14 .153 .262 .314 .385 .259 .273 93 -1.5 0.4 0 -0.0 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
1984 TID AAA 120 471 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TID AAA 95 385 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 NYN MLB 108 364 .290 .257 .321 .386 .257 .309 96 11 10.1 -0.8 2.4 1.4 20.4 2.4 20.4 2.4
1987 SDN MLB 62 217 .251 .258 .322 .398 .255 .270 97 -2.2 6.4 0.8 3.1 1.1 4.0 0.7 4.0 0.7
1987 SFN MLB 69 298 .317 .261 .323 .401 .256 .330 96 18.2 8.8 1.1 1.3 -0.6 25.7 2.7 25.7 2.7
1988 SFN MLB 148 566 .286 .247 .307 .363 .254 .265 97 13.9 14.8 0.5 -1.9 -2.8 22.8 2.3 22.8 2.3
1989 SFN MLB 154 640 .361 .246 .308 .365 .254 .286 100 62.4 16.7 -3.9 1.7 -3.8 69.9 7.8 69.9 7.8
1990 SFN MLB 140 589 .322 .255 .314 .381 .257 .287 101 36.2 15.8 -3.7 1.0 -1.9 47.0 5.1 47.0 5.1
1991 SFN MLB 113 423 .323 .252 .312 .377 .256 .234 99 26.5 11.4 -2.7 -1.0 -0.2 35.0 3.6 35.0 3.6
1992 SEA MLB 99 402 .287 .259 .325 .384 .265 .304 101 10.5 10.4 -3.6 -2.3 -1.5 17.2 1.6 17.2 1.6
1993 CIN MLB 93 353 .329 .263 .323 .395 .256 .350 100 25.9 10.1 -2.4 -1.6 -0.7 31.1 3.0 31.1 3.0
1994 CIN MLB 95 380 .349 .267 .327 .414 .255 .314 101 38.1 11.5 -2.8 -6.8 -1.4 42.0 3.4 42.0 3.4
1996 BOS MLB 27 104 .273 .275 .341 .439 .266 .342 105 1.5 3.2 -1.3 -1.4 0.1 1.4 -0.0 1.4 -0.0
1996 CIN MLB 37 141 .321 .261 .329 .404 .248 .333 105 9.9 4.4 -1.2 -0.8 0.5 14.3 1.3 14.3 1.3
1996 PAW AAA 5 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 20 69 .213 .295 .371 .476 .291 .114 98 -3.6 1.9 -1.2 -0.0 0.5 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
1998 OAK MLB 51 136 .218 .264 .330 .420 .259 .273 94 -6.2 3.7 -1.9 -0.1 0.4 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4
1998 EDM AAA 0 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1981 KNG Rk 246 39 74 9 2 7 45 22 31 5 5 .335 .395 .489 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 LYN A+ 100 19 27 5 1 1 16 13 25 0 0 .318 .408 .435 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 JAC AA 497 75 132 25 2 15 85 48 84 11 5 .299 .370 .467 .168 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TID AAA 471 51 105 21 3 10 54 25 89 1 2 .243 .288 .375 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 14 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .000 .153 -1.6 -0.0 -0.2
1985 TID AAA 385 44 101 24 2 9 43 32 60 3 1 .290 .353 .448 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 NYN MLB 364 51 91 22 2 12 43 33 61 3 3 .277 .344 .466 .189 .290 20.4 2.4 2.4
1987 SDN MLB 217 19 48 7 1 7 26 20 38 0 0 .245 .313 .398 .153 .251 4.0 3.1 0.7
1987 SFN MLB 298 49 82 13 1 15 44 28 50 9 6 .306 .376 .530 .224 .317 25.7 1.3 2.7
1988 SFN MLB 566 60 127 25 7 19 80 48 85 5 5 .251 .319 .442 .190 .286 22.8 -1.9 2.3
1989 SFN MLB 640 100 158 34 6 47 125 87 115 3 4 .291 .388 .635 .344 .361 69.9 1.7 7.8
1990 SFN MLB 589 90 152 24 2 35 93 58 87 4 7 .290 .360 .544 .254 .322 47.0 1.0 5.1
1991 SFN MLB 423 52 95 13 1 27 69 43 57 2 3 .256 .338 .515 .259 .323 35.0 -1.0 3.6
1992 SEA MLB 402 48 103 24 0 9 67 35 46 0 2 .286 .351 .428 .142 .287 17.2 -2.3 1.6
1993 CIN MLB 353 56 110 21 3 19 64 25 48 1 0 .341 .385 .601 .260 .329 31.1 -1.6 3.0
1994 CIN MLB 380 57 101 18 1 30 77 59 62 2 0 .326 .429 .681 .355 .349 42.0 -6.8 3.4
1996 PAW AAA 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CIN MLB 141 18 37 11 0 6 26 26 16 0 0 .325 .447 .579 .254 .321 14.3 -0.8 1.3
1996 BOS MLB 104 9 28 4 0 2 13 11 14 0 0 .304 .385 .413 .109 .273 1.4 -1.4 -0.0
1997 CLE MLB 69 7 9 1 0 4 11 9 11 1 0 .153 .275 .373 .220 .213 -2.4 -0.0 -0.2
1998 EDM AAA 24 4 8 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 .348 .375 .435 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 OAK MLB 136 14 29 7 1 2 21 9 26 0 0 .228 .279 .346 .118 .218 -4.2 -0.1 -0.4

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1998-05-03 1998-06-06 15-DL 34 30 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

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2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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Diagnostics

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Mitchell circa '89 as a Jose Bautista comp? Good, athletic player who when put in the right place at the right time explodes
(Alex from Jersey)
That's not bad, although Bautista (at least so far) has been better. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Re: "All-Fat" team: Wow, who would be the middle infielders?
(MA from GA)
I have a scorecard right here from a game at Shea 23 years ago with Kevin Mitchell at shortstop. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance that Daniel Murphy would be able to play second base if the Mets gave him a chance there? The kid's got an incredible work ethic and although he doesn't have too much athleticism, he does have a lot of minor league infield experience. He wouldn't be that much worse than Dan Uggla... would he?
(dtrainmets from NYC)
The people who saw him in limited time in Arizona said that he can't play the position. I might run him out there occasionally, say when Johan Santana or Oliver Perez is pitching and the opponent starts a righty, but he can't stay out there every day. The Mets have some tradition of doing this--Kevin Mitchell played some shortstop behind Sid Fernandez back in the day to get an extra bat in the lineup. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't using ARod to back up Jeter just cause the opposite problem? How do you put Cap'n Jeets back out there when the pitchers performed so much better in his abscence?
(Hokieball from DC)
'Cause a few years have passed by for A-Rod now, and I think it likely that he's not what he used to be at the position either. This seemed particularly obvious last year when he was heavier and a little more sluggish and had trouble at third. My main point is that you can endure almost anything for a few innings or a single game... Similar idea: Davy Johnson starting Howard Johnson or Kevin Mitchell(!) at shortstop when Sid Fernandez was pitching. Sid was such an extreme flyball pitcher that there were going to be less than five grounders all day (and sometimes none). Who cared who the infielders were? (Steven Goldman)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)thanks for another great edition of your "guide". I see you predict a very, very nice year for Cal Pickering, with a VORP of 36.6 in 337 at bats. Any second thoughts?
(genghis from new york)
Great power, good eye. The Royals have shown a greater affinity for the suspect Ken Harvey, but if they trade Sweeney as rumored (who'll take Sweeney's contract is another story), Pickering should hopefully find his way into the lineup. I could see a short-peak Kevin Mitchell-type career from Pickering if everything breaks right. (Jonah Keri)


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