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Lou Montanez RFOrioles

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 323 .223 .258 .328 .211 -1.4
Birth Date12-15-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight195 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
2008 BAL 26 38 117 112 18 33 6 1 3 50 4 20 0 1 0 14 0 0 .295 .316 .446 .270 3.2 -3.2 -0.0
2009 BAL 27 29 91 82 5 15 5 0 1 23 5 16 2 1 1 6 0 1 .183 .244 .280 .200 -5.2 0.8 -0.4
2010 BAL 28 26 58 57 2 8 0 0 0 8 1 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 .140 .155 .140 .104 -7.7 0.2 -0.8
2011 CHN 29 36 57 54 6 12 4 0 1 19 2 9 1 0 0 9 0 1 .222 .263 .352 .213 -2.2 0.1 -0.2
Career1293233053168151510012543213212.223.258.328.211-11.9-2.0-1.4

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
2000 LNS A 0 32 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .174 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LNS A 124 551 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DAY A+ 124 547 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DAY A+ 126 537 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOI A- 72 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DAY A+ 21 90 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PEO A 82 361 .313 .267 .347 .397 .267 .324 107 12.8 6.6 -1.5 -6.4 0.1 19.2 1.2 19.2 1.2
2005 WTN AA 45 171 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA 38 162 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .435 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 82 269 .227 .272 .344 .418 .271 .241 96 -9.2 7.4 -1.8 -6.7 -3.0 -4.9 -1.1 -4.9 -1.1
2007 BOW AA 31 135 .306 .256 .326 .379 .255 .365 99 6.5 3.8 0.3 -1.6 0.4 13.6 1.2 13.6 1.2
2007 NOR AAA 69 241 .275 .264 .334 .393 .262 .277 85 3.8 7.0 -2.1 -0.6 1.4 10.6 1.0 10.6 1.0
2008 BAL MLB 38 117 .270 .260 .329 .413 .257 .333 108 1.3 3.4 -0.9 -3.2 -0.1 3.2 -0.0 3.2 -0.0
2008 BOW AA 116 501 .324 .270 .341 .419 .261 .345 104 35.3 14.7 -4 6.9 4.0 45.6 5.2 45.6 5.2
2009 BAL MLB 29 91 .200 .267 .331 .426 .258 .212 108 -5.8 2.6 -0.7 0.8 -1.1 -5.2 -0.4 -5.2 -0.4
2009 FRD A+ 2 10 .250 .252 .340 .334 .246 .333 107 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 BOW AA 2 8 .287 .277 .338 .413 .279 .375 91 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 NOR AAA 10 48 .338 .250 .325 .381 .246 .545 110 4 1.4 -0.5 -1.3 1.3 6.9 0.6 6.9 0.6
2009 ORI Rk 2 7 .374 .242 .316 .316 .245 .333 87 0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2010 BAL MLB 26 58 .104 .247 .321 .381 .247 .167 110 -9.2 1.6 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -7.7 -0.8 -7.7 -0.8
2010 BOW AA 2 9 .338 .275 .340 .432 .262 .500 106 0.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 NOR AAA 24 101 .266 .262 .333 .405 .251 .313 99 0.7 3.1 -1 0.3 -0.4 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 ORI Rk 4 15 .223 .230 .324 .323 .263 .231 101 -0.6 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2011 CHN MLB 36 57 .213 .249 .318 .385 .257 .250 101 -2.6 1.5 -0.4 0.1 -0.9 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2011 IOW AAA 92 382 .297 .276 .347 .423 .261 .355 103 16.7 11.8 -2.4 0.9 0.3 28.8 2.8 28.8 2.8
2011 CAG Wnt 10 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LEH AAA 17 53 .178 .262 .330 .377 .253 .167 95 -4.9 1.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2012 MEM AAA 84 306 .253 .272 .338 .417 .265 .292 96 -2.5 9.1 -2.6 -3.0 1.2 8.0 0.5 8.0 0.5
2012 CAG Wnt 16 65 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .234 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA 22 87 .302 .262 .324 .390 .258 .290 101 3.7 2.4 -0.8 1.3 -0.3 4.5 0.6 4.5 0.6

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
2000 LNS A 32 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 1 .138 .219 .172 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LNS A 551 70 127 33 6 5 54 34 121 20 7 .255 .316 .375 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DAY A+ 547 69 129 21 5 4 59 44 89 14 8 .265 .337 .353 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DAY A+ 537 51 123 18 3 5 38 33 89 11 4 .253 .305 .333 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DAY A+ 90 8 17 4 2 1 7 7 16 2 3 .215 .292 .354 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOI A- 309 47 78 15 7 8 48 35 54 5 4 .293 .380 .492 .199 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WTN AA 171 20 41 9 1 2 14 12 21 0 2 .268 .325 .379 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PEO A 361 54 96 28 2 12 48 32 46 10 4 .305 .384 .521 .216 .313 19.2 -6.4 1.2
2006 WTN AA 162 24 52 11 0 2 25 15 26 5 3 .369 .435 .489 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IOW AAA 269 23 55 12 0 8 31 17 44 0 1 .224 .281 .371 .147 .227 -4.9 -6.7 -1.1
2007 NOR AAA 241 27 55 11 0 7 26 22 35 1 3 .259 .331 .410 .151 .275 10.6 -0.6 1.0
2007 BOW AA 135 24 41 2 0 3 11 10 16 3 2 .339 .393 .430 .091 .306 13.6 -1.6 1.2
2008 BOW AA 501 90 151 32 5 26 97 36 63 4 4 .335 .391 .601 .266 .324 45.6 6.9 5.2
2008 BAL MLB 117 18 33 6 1 3 14 4 20 0 0 .295 .316 .446 .152 .270 3.2 -3.2 -0.0
2009 BAL MLB 91 5 15 5 0 1 6 5 16 0 1 .183 .244 .280 .098 .200 -5.2 0.8 -0.4
2009 ORI Rk 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .374 0.7 -0.1 0.1
2009 BOW AA 8 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 .287 0.8 0.2 0.1
2009 NOR AAA 48 8 18 3 0 0 3 5 9 3 0 .429 .500 .500 .071 .338 6.9 -1.3 0.6
2009 FRD A+ 10 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .250 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2010 BOW AA 9 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .444 .556 .111 .338 1.0 -0.2 0.1
2010 ORI Rk 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .223 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2010 BAL MLB 58 2 8 0 0 0 3 1 9 1 0 .140 .155 .140 .000 .104 -7.7 0.2 -0.8
2010 NOR AAA 101 14 28 5 2 2 20 4 12 2 1 .289 .317 .443 .155 .266 4.1 0.3 0.4
2011 IOW AAA 382 52 107 22 7 7 69 38 47 4 6 .321 .396 .492 .171 .297 28.8 0.9 2.8
2011 CAG Wnt 43 3 8 1 0 0 3 12 7 0 0 .258 .465 .290 .032 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CHN MLB 57 6 12 4 0 1 9 2 9 0 1 .222 .263 .352 .130 .213 -2.2 0.1 -0.2
2012 LEH AAA 53 3 6 1 0 0 1 8 9 0 0 .136 .264 .159 .023 .178 -3.3 -0.6 -0.4
2012 CAG Wnt 65 4 12 1 1 1 5 8 8 1 0 .214 .323 .321 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MEM AAA 306 32 68 9 0 2 25 34 39 1 3 .259 .350 .316 .057 .253 8.0 -3.0 0.5
2013 ARK AA 87 14 23 5 0 3 14 5 10 3 1 .284 .322 .457 .173 .302 4.5 1.3 0.6

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 381 0.5486 0.5276 0.8159 0.6746 0.3488 0.8723 0.6833 0.1841
2009 343 0.5598 0.5102 0.7829 0.6719 0.3046 0.8217 0.6739 0.2171
2010 215 0.5767 0.4673 0.8500 0.5806 0.3077 0.8750 0.7857 0.1500
2011 228 0.4868 0.4449 0.8218 0.5946 0.2991 0.9091 0.6571 0.1782
Career11670.5450.49520.81360.64090.31850.86510.69430.1864

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-21 2010-08-13 15-DL 53 46 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-05-23 2009-09-21 60-DL 121 107 Right Thumb Surgery Ligament 2009-05-26
2009-05-09 2009-05-12 DTD 3 2 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2009-05-02 2009-05-07 DTD 5 5 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-08-17 2008-08-20 DTD 3 3 Hand Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 66 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/21/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.507M in majors, $0.135M in minors. Released by Philadelphia 5/12. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 5/21/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 5/24/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/9/10. DFA 9/1/10, sent outright to AAA by Baltimore 9/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/5/08. Signed by Baltimore 11/06 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2000 (1-3). $2.75M signing bonus.

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: When a 13th Round Produces as Much as a First RoundSam Miller2012-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Post-Draft Rankings: You're Doing it WrongBradley Ankrom2012-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-21
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 28Larry Granillo2011-06-30
Transaction Analysis Blog: Playing Catch-up with the CubsR.J. Anderson2011-05-30
Transaction Analysis Blog: De La Rosa Up, Garza Out, and MoreR.J. Anderson2011-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Baltimore OriolesCorey Dawkins2011-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Baltimore OriolesMarc Normandin2011-03-15
BP Unfiltered: Day Three in AZ, Cubs vs. SoxChristina Kahrl2011-03-11
Purpose Pitches: Day Two at HoHoKamChristina Kahrl2011-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles, Red SoxChristina Kahrl2010-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Disorderly ConductChristina Kahrl2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Changing their StripesChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated HitterMichael Street2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, ALChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Moving and Shaking in the AL EastChristina Kahrl2009-09-22
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Updates from the EastsChristina Kahrl2009-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-29


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