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Alex Ochoa RFMets

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 2387 .279 .344 .422 .265 5.7
Birth Date3-29-1972
Height6' 0"
Weight175 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
1995 NYN 23 11 39 37 7 11 1 0 0 12 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 .297 .333 .324 .222 -0.2 0.8 0.1
1996 NYN 24 82 304 282 37 83 19 3 4 120 17 30 2 3 0 33 4 3 .294 .336 .426 .284 15.8 -6.9 0.8
1997 NYN 25 113 262 238 31 58 14 1 3 83 18 32 2 2 2 22 3 4 .244 .300 .349 .231 -1.5 -3.8 -0.5
1998 MIN 26 94 260 249 35 64 14 2 2 88 10 35 1 0 0 25 6 3 .257 .288 .353 .219 -2.7 -4.5 -0.7
1999 MIL 27 119 329 277 47 83 16 3 8 129 45 43 5 2 0 40 6 4 .300 .404 .466 .296 19.3 -2.3 1.6
2000 CIN 28 118 275 244 50 77 21 3 13 143 24 27 3 4 0 58 9 4 .316 .378 .586 .307 23.6 2.8 2.5
2001 CIN 29 90 379 349 48 101 20 4 7 150 24 53 2 2 2 35 12 9 .289 .337 .430 .267 7.5 2.4 1.0
2001 COL 29 58 214 187 25 47 10 3 1 66 21 23 2 2 2 17 5 4 .251 .330 .353 .225 -3.3 -0.3 -0.4
2002 ANA 30 37 75 65 8 18 7 0 2 31 10 5 0 0 0 10 2 2 .277 .373 .477 .321 5.0 -0.6 0.4
2002 MIL 30 85 250 215 32 55 9 0 6 82 32 30 2 0 1 21 8 5 .256 .357 .381 .258 4.9 4.0 0.9
Career807238721433205971311946904203288191572615638.279.344.422.26568.4-8.35.7

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
1992 KNC A 133 576 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FRD A+ 137 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOW AA 134 586 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 11 39 .222 .263 .328 .391 .253 .407 96 -1.6 1.2 -0.4 0.8 0.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1
1995 NOR AAA 34 138 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ROC AAA 91 367 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 82 304 .284 .266 .328 .410 .253 .315 96 8.3 9.4 -3.4 -6.9 0.4 15.8 0.8 15.8 0.8
1996 NOR AAA 67 269 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NYN MLB 113 262 .231 .265 .336 .415 .263 .268 97 -8.5 7.0 -2.4 -3.8 -1.8 -1.5 -0.5 -1.5 -0.5
1998 MIN MLB 94 260 .219 .270 .334 .425 .264 .292 100 -11.6 7.1 -2.4 -4.5 -0.2 -2.7 -0.7 -2.7 -0.7
1999 MIL MLB 119 329 .296 .263 .341 .423 .258 .329 100 13.7 8.9 -2.3 -2.3 -1.5 19.3 1.6 19.3 1.6
2000 CIN MLB 118 275 .307 .267 .346 .430 .262 .308 101 15.4 7.6 -2.2 2.8 0.6 23.6 2.5 23.6 2.5
2000 CHT AA 0 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB 90 379 .267 .267 .331 .438 .261 .323 103 3.1 10.2 -4.2 2.4 -2.1 7.5 1.0 7.5 1.0
2001 COL MLB 58 214 .225 .257 .322 .408 .255 .279 122 -8.1 5.8 -1.7 -0.3 -0.0 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2002 ANA MLB 37 75 .321 .267 .331 .426 .268 .276 93 4.9 2.0 -0.7 -0.6 -2.0 5.0 0.4 5.0 0.4
2002 MIL MLB 85 250 .258 .259 .330 .406 .258 .274 99 -0.5 6.4 -2.2 4.0 -0.2 4.9 0.9 4.9 0.9
2007 PAW AAA 24 92 .137 .257 .329 .387 .257 .171 96 -12.6 2.8 -1.1 0.3 0.0 -10.8 -1.0 -10.8 -1.0

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
1992 KNC A 576 65 147 22 7 1 59 58 55 31 17 .295 .373 .373 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 FRD A+ 594 84 147 29 5 13 90 46 67 34 13 .276 .344 .423 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BOW AA 586 77 156 25 2 14 82 49 67 28 15 .301 .359 .437 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA 138 17 38 6 2 2 15 14 12 7 3 .309 .380 .439 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ROC AAA 367 41 92 18 2 8 46 26 50 17 7 .274 .329 .411 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 39 7 11 1 0 0 0 2 10 1 0 .297 .333 .324 .027 .222 -0.2 0.8 0.1
1996 NOR AAA 269 45 79 12 4 8 39 32 22 5 11 .339 .423 .528 .189 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 304 37 83 19 3 4 33 17 30 4 3 .294 .336 .426 .131 .284 15.8 -6.9 0.8
1997 NYN MLB 262 31 58 14 1 3 22 18 32 3 4 .244 .300 .349 .105 .231 -1.5 -3.8 -0.5
1998 MIN MLB 260 35 64 14 2 2 25 10 35 6 3 .257 .288 .353 .096 .219 -2.7 -4.5 -0.7
1999 MIL MLB 329 47 83 16 3 8 40 45 43 6 4 .300 .404 .466 .166 .296 19.3 -2.3 1.6
2000 CIN MLB 275 50 77 21 3 13 58 24 27 9 4 .316 .378 .586 .270 .307 23.6 2.8 2.5
2000 CHT AA 19 3 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 1 0 .188 .316 .500 .312 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 COL MLB 214 25 47 10 3 1 17 21 23 5 4 .251 .330 .353 .102 .225 -3.3 -0.3 -0.4
2001 CIN MLB 379 48 101 20 4 7 35 24 53 12 9 .289 .337 .430 .140 .267 7.5 2.4 1.0
2002 ANA MLB 75 8 18 7 0 2 10 10 5 2 2 .277 .373 .477 .200 .321 5.0 -0.6 0.4
2002 MIL MLB 250 32 55 9 0 6 21 32 30 8 5 .256 .357 .381 .126 .258 4.9 4.0 0.9
2007 PAW AAA 92 2 12 1 0 0 3 4 17 0 1 .138 .176 .149 .011 .137 -10.8 0.3 -1.0

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2000-06-01 2000-06-18 15-DL 17 15 - Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2000-06-01 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 MIL $2,750,000
2001 CIN $1,600,000
2000 CIN $362,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$4,712,500
3 yrTotal$4,712,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 12 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from Japan 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • 2 year/$6M (05-06) with Chunichi Dragons
  • 1 year/$2M (04) Chunichi

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 A good defensive corner outfielder who once had a gun for an arm, Ochoa is not going to kill you if he’s a starter. He could even actually break out with some pretty good numbers. However, he’s not going to hit like he did for those few weeks in Cincinnati a couple of years back, but he could be around or slightly above league average. The Angels decided league average wasn’t enough, so they didn’t offer him arbitration. He’ll likely end up somewhere that harbors unreasonable expectations for his performance, and overpays him as another step in a franchise death spiral. But he could end up somewhere other than Baltimore, too.
2002 When Ochoa was traded to the Rockies, it was hard to not think of Dante Bichette. Both were 29 upon arriving in Denver, both were toolsy corner outfielders with good arms, and neither had been much of a player to that point. Unlike Bichette, Ochoa didn't hit in his first exposure to the thin air. That, the return of Hollandsworth, and the acquisition of Encarnacion are going to make it difficult for Ochoa to replicate Fonzie's career. Moving to Milwaukee pretty much ends his bid for park-inflated stardom.
2001 He's a tremendous fourth outfielder. Some good fourth outfielders stay that way and have careers as good players on winning teams, making money and generating good memories. Others end up as marginal starters on bad teams, making more money and playing more without ever having to worry about not being free on Columbus Day. I have a sneaking suspicion that Gerald Williams,...er, Alex Ochoa will fall among the latter.
2000 Milwaukee is becoming for fourth outfielders what Montreal used to be for washed-up pitchers: a place where you get a chance to save a career. Some don't make it--Marc Newfield and Chuck Carr, for example--but others, like Ochoa or Rich Becker or Darrin Jackson or Gerald Williams, recover their livelihoods. Ochoa still has the strong arm that helped propel him to monster prospect status with the Orioles and Mets, but he's hit his ceiling.
1999 Stiffer than John Holmes on a Viagra binge. Ochoa is a poor-hit, poor-field player who parlayed physical tools, including a strong arm, into prospect status. Tools are overrated. Strike zone judgment isn't. Ochoa brings nothing to the table you can't find in better players, and should be sent back to Triple-A.
1998 His last name still sounds like something Jabba the Hutt might say...O-Cho-Aaaahhh. Another tools player that hasn’t had a lot of success playing ball yet, but he’s a better bet than Everett to finally harness some of that athleticism on the field. Defensively, he’s erratic—brilliant some days, Kingmanesque on others.
1997 He was taken from the Orioles for a year and a half of Bobby Bonilla. He has one of the best arms in the game. On top of that, he has raised his offensive level every year he’s played. What’s not to like about him? I think Vlad’s got the power and walks right, but expect his batting average to be closer to .300 than .275.
1996  Think "Mark Whiten". A .280 hitter, Grade B power, good baserunner, one of the strongest arms in the game. Ochoa's the definition of a "good" player; he's a little above average in every phase of the game. He isn't a "great" player, and probably never will be. Starts the year at AAA, he'll probably move Everett to left this year, with Payton waiting in the wings for an opening.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
The BP Wayback Machine: Taking a Step Back, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2012-06-08
The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2008-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessNippon Prospectus: 2008 Central League PreviewMike Plugh2008-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Best of 2007David Laurila2007-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Alex OchoaDavid Laurila2007-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Adam DunnMarc Normandin2007-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Taking A Step Back, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2006-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IIBaseball Prospectus2004-02-22
Breaking Balls: Dissecting MelvinDerek Zumsteg2003-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 19-24, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-27
Prospectus Feature: PECOTA At Altitude: A Review of Major League Hitters in ColoradoNate Silver2003-02-21
Transaction Analysis: January 24-February 9, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-13
Playoff Prospectus: World Series Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. San Francisco GiantsKeith Scherer2002-10-18
Playoff Prospectus: World Series Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. San Francisco GiantsChristina Kahrl2002-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. Minnesota TwinsChristina Kahrl2002-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. New York YankeesJeff Bower2002-10-01
Transaction Analysis: September 16-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-26
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Prospectus Feature: Breaking Balls: UnbalancedDerek Zumsteg2002-08-08
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: June 2-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-05
Transaction Analysis: May 23-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-29
6-4-3: Glittering Prizes and Endless CompromisesGary Huckabay2002-04-19
Transaction Analysis: April 7-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-10
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
1996 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1996-11-15


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