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Portrait of Jose Offerman

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 6582 .273 .360 .373 .263 19.8
Birth Date11-8-1968
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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
1990 LAN 21 29 63 58 7 9 0 0 1 12 4 14 0 0 1 7 1 0 .155 .210 .207 .167 -2.5 0.2 -0.2
1991 LAN 22 52 140 113 10 22 2 0 0 24 25 32 1 0 1 3 3 2 .195 .345 .212 .231 -0.1 2.7 0.3
1992 LAN 23 149 598 534 67 139 20 8 1 178 57 98 0 2 5 30 23 16 .260 .331 .333 .250 18.3 -14.4 0.4
1993 LAN 24 158 696 590 77 159 21 6 1 195 71 75 2 8 25 62 30 13 .269 .346 .331 .255 30.8 4.4 3.6
1994 LAN 25 72 289 243 27 51 8 4 1 70 38 38 0 2 6 25 2 1 .210 .314 .288 .226 0.2 -3.2 -0.3
1995 LAN 26 119 511 429 69 123 14 6 4 161 69 67 3 0 10 33 2 7 .287 .389 .375 .286 35.7 2.1 3.7
1996 KCA 27 151 645 561 85 170 33 8 5 234 74 98 1 2 7 47 24 10 .303 .384 .417 .273 24.6 0.6 2.4
1997 KCA 28 106 471 424 59 126 23 6 2 167 41 64 0 0 6 39 9 10 .297 .359 .394 .262 10.8 -5.8 0.5
1998 KCA 29 158 709 607 102 191 28 13 7 266 89 96 5 6 2 66 45 12 .315 .403 .438 .294 50.1 -3.3 4.6
1999 BOS 30 149 693 586 107 172 37 11 8 255 96 79 2 7 2 69 18 12 .294 .391 .435 .284 35.3 -9.0 2.5
2000 BOS 31 116 527 451 73 115 14 3 9 162 70 70 1 3 2 41 0 8 .255 .354 .359 .256 4.8 2.7 0.7
2001 BOS 32 128 594 524 76 140 23 3 9 196 61 97 1 5 3 49 5 2 .267 .342 .374 .254 5.9 7.0 1.3
2002 BOS 33 72 275 237 39 55 10 0 4 77 33 29 1 3 1 27 8 5 .232 .325 .325 .242 0.0 0.3 0.0
2002 SEA 33 29 51 47 9 11 2 1 1 18 4 9 0 0 0 4 1 1 .234 .294 .383 .252 1.2 0.2 0.1
2004 MIN 35 77 202 172 22 44 14 2 2 68 29 31 0 0 1 22 1 1 .256 .363 .395 .271 6.5 0.0 0.6
2005 NYN 36 53 80 72 5 18 2 0 1 23 6 11 1 0 1 10 0 0 .250 .316 .319 .218 -2.8 -0.6 -0.3
2005 PHI 36 33 38 33 6 6 1 1 1 12 5 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 .182 .289 .364 .227 -0.0 0.2 0.0
Career165165825681840155125272572118772914183873537172100.273.360.373.263218.8-15.719.8

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
1988 VRO A+ 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GRF Rk 60 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAK A+ 62 283 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SAN AA 68 322 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 29 63 .167 .252 .313 .374 .254 .186 96 -5.8 1.7 0.8 0.2 0.9 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
1990 ABQ AAA 117 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LAN MLB 52 140 .231 .254 .321 .379 .260 .272 98 -4 3.8 1.7 2.7 -1.9 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3
1991 ABQ AAA 79 340 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 LAN MLB 149 598 .250 .252 .310 .371 .254 .316 98 -5.5 15.5 7.1 -14.4 0.4 18.3 0.4 18.3 0.4
1993 LAN MLB 158 696 .255 .266 .323 .404 .259 .303 98 -3.9 20.0 9.2 4.4 3.6 30.8 3.6 30.8 3.6
1994 LAN MLB 72 289 .226 .274 .336 .429 .261 .243 95 -10.9 8.8 4 -3.2 -0.7 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3
1994 ABQ AAA 56 267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 119 511 .286 .268 .332 .412 .259 .332 95 14.9 15.3 7 2.1 0.7 35.7 3.7 35.7 3.7
1996 KCA MLB 151 645 .273 .275 .345 .437 .267 .359 98 9.3 19.9 -5.3 0.6 2.2 24.6 2.4 24.6 2.4
1997 KCA MLB 106 471 .262 .270 .337 .425 .263 .346 98 0.8 13.0 -0.7 -5.8 -1.3 10.8 0.5 10.8 0.5
1998 KCA MLB 158 709 .294 .269 .335 .426 .264 .361 99 26.6 19.3 -1.4 -3.3 5.3 50.1 4.6 50.1 4.6
1999 BOS MLB 149 693 .284 .279 .346 .444 .265 .324 97 19.1 19.4 -2.9 -9.0 -2.4 35.3 2.5 35.3 2.5
2000 BOS MLB 116 527 .256 .278 .345 .451 .266 .283 92 -2.7 15.0 -4.3 2.7 -1.5 4.8 0.7 4.8 0.7
2001 BOS MLB 128 594 .254 .270 .334 .437 .266 .310 97 -3.8 16.3 -3.8 7.0 2.3 5.9 1.3 5.9 1.3
2002 BOS MLB 72 275 .242 .269 .333 .433 .268 .246 98 -5.1 7.3 -4.9 0.3 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 29 51 .252 .264 .330 .418 .259 .270 101 -0.4 1.4 -0.6 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2004 MIN MLB 77 202 .271 .273 .336 .442 .262 .302 101 2.5 6.0 -3.2 0.0 0.7 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2005 NYN MLB 53 80 .218 .262 .322 .402 .254 .283 92 -3.6 2.3 -0.7 -0.6 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2005 PHI MLB 33 38 .227 .255 .320 .376 .247 .192 99 -1.3 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 9 37 .120 .269 .337 .435 .253 .188 104 -6.1 1.2 -0.8 -0.4 -0.1 -5.5 -0.5 -5.5 -0.5
2006 NOR AAA 97 403 .255 .257 .325 .386 .255 .268 91 -1.9 10.6 -6.8 -10.8 -5.0 -2.6 -1.3 -2.6 -1.3

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
1988 GRF Rk 293 75 83 11 5 2 28 38 42 57 10 .331 .421 .438 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 VRO A+ 16 4 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SAN AA 322 47 80 6 3 2 22 40 39 32 13 .288 .376 .353 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAK A+ 283 53 75 9 4 2 22 35 48 37 13 .306 .397 .400 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 63 7 9 0 0 1 7 4 14 1 0 .155 .210 .207 .052 .167 -2.5 0.2 -0.2
1990 ABQ AAA 535 104 148 16 11 0 56 71 81 60 19 .326 .416 .410 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 ABQ AAA 340 58 86 8 4 0 29 47 58 32 15 .298 .391 .353 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LAN MLB 140 10 22 2 0 0 3 25 32 3 2 .195 .345 .212 .018 .231 -0.1 2.7 0.3
1992 LAN MLB 598 67 139 20 8 1 30 57 98 23 16 .260 .331 .333 .073 .250 18.3 -14.4 0.4
1993 LAN MLB 696 77 159 21 6 1 62 71 75 30 13 .269 .346 .331 .061 .255 30.8 4.4 3.6
1994 ABQ AAA 267 43 74 7 5 1 31 37 48 9 4 .330 .422 .420 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 289 27 51 8 4 1 25 38 38 2 1 .210 .314 .288 .078 .226 0.2 -3.2 -0.3
1995 LAN MLB 511 69 123 14 6 4 33 69 67 2 7 .287 .389 .375 .089 .286 35.7 2.1 3.7
1996 KCA MLB 645 85 170 33 8 5 47 74 98 24 10 .303 .384 .417 .114 .273 24.6 0.6 2.4
1997 KCA MLB 471 59 126 23 6 2 39 41 64 9 10 .297 .359 .394 .097 .262 10.8 -5.8 0.5
1998 KCA MLB 709 102 191 28 13 7 66 89 96 45 12 .315 .403 .438 .124 .294 50.1 -3.3 4.6
1999 BOS MLB 693 107 172 37 11 8 69 96 79 18 12 .294 .391 .435 .142 .284 35.3 -9.0 2.5
2000 BOS MLB 527 73 115 14 3 9 41 70 70 0 8 .255 .354 .359 .104 .256 4.8 2.7 0.7
2001 BOS MLB 594 76 140 23 3 9 49 61 97 5 2 .267 .342 .374 .107 .254 5.9 7.0 1.3
2002 SEA MLB 51 9 11 2 1 1 4 4 9 1 1 .234 .294 .383 .149 .252 1.2 0.2 0.1
2002 BOS MLB 275 39 55 10 0 4 27 33 29 8 5 .232 .325 .325 .093 .242 0.0 0.3 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 202 22 44 14 2 2 22 29 31 1 1 .256 .363 .395 .140 .271 6.5 0.0 0.6
2005 NOR AAA 37 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 .167 .189 .167 .000 .120 -5.5 -0.4 -0.5
2005 NYN MLB 80 5 18 2 0 1 10 6 11 0 0 .250 .316 .319 .069 .218 -2.8 -0.6 -0.3
2005 PHI MLB 38 6 6 1 1 1 3 5 6 0 0 .182 .289 .364 .182 .227 -0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 NOR AAA 403 42 82 12 1 8 43 54 60 9 0 .238 .342 .349 .110 .255 -2.6 -10.8 -1.3

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
2000-05-24 2000-06-10 15-DL 17 16 Left Groin Strain - -
1997-08-14 1997-09-06 15-DL 23 22 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1997-07-07 1997-07-22 15-DL 15 11 - General Medical Illness Chickenpox - -
1997-04-06 1997-04-29 15-DL 23 17 - Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 PHI $500,000
2004 MIN $500,000
2003 NYN $350,000
2002 BOS $6,750,000
2001 BOS $6,750,000
2000 BOS $5,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$20,600,000
6 yrTotal$20,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 43 d

Details
  • contract purchased 6/05 signed as a free agent from PHI 6/05 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 5/05 contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from MIN 1/05 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from MON 2/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.5M (04)
  • released 3/03 signed as a free agent from SEA 2/03, 1 year/$0.35M (03) (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from BOS 8/02 released 8/02
  • 4 year/$26M (98-01) incl $1M signing bonus+$6.5M 02 club option+$8M 03 club option
  • 02:$6.5M, 03:$8M club option $2M buyout

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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 As fans, there are some comebacks we root for, some we note with mild interest, and some are things that make you say 'huh.' As a pinch-hitter for the Twins' weak-hitting middle infield or for Blanco, Offerman had value, but when the organization was playing him instead of calling up Morneau, that's when disinterest became concern.
2003 Piniella complained about wanting a bat on his bench, and like an evil genie, Gillick granted his wish. Unfortunately, Piniella had never specified what kind of bat he wanted. Offerman hadn’t hit in years, and because they dealt for a player who was otherwise bound for waivers, they had to pay him more than the minimum. Piniella responded by using Offerman to pinch-hit in crucial game situations, where he predictably failed, making Gillick look bad while Piniella got to shrug and say “hey, what am I going to do? I’m not up there swinging the bat. I’m just using the tools at hand.” There are so many cheap, effective first-basemen who can hit better it will be a shock if Offerman is on an Opening Day roster or a 40-man roster when the season starts.
2002 Three years into a four-year deal, Offerman has become one of Duquette’s biggest flops in a most embarrassing way. Offerman was signed because of his high OBPs, the importance of which is still not appreciated by many fans and members of the media. He posted a .391 OBP in his first year in Boston, the fourth time in five years he’d been at .384 or better, but his patience has almost completely disappeared. He desperately needs to be traded.
2001 Jose Offerman suffered through a lost season in which he didn’t hit or draw walks while playing through a groin injury and a deep knee bruise that bothered him for the last four months of the season. Offerman wound up at first base for much of the time he was on the field; he was by far the AL’s least productive player at the position. He’s not this bad of a hitter and could easily return to his 1999 form. Unless Williams accepts Offerman’s glove at second base, though, Offerman is another failed investment.
2000 Hired to be a first-class leadoff hitter and not a Mo Vaughn replacement, Offerman did his job quite well, earning a spot on the All-Star team in the process. His defensive skills are widely derided, but the talk is overblown. He's slightly below average, with above-average range offsetting some problems turning the double play. There's been some talk of moving him to center field, as the Sox have several second-base prospects nearing the majors.
1999 Pound for pound, arguably the best second baseman in the AL last season. Like his soon-to-be-replacement, Carlos Febles, he’s a prototype leadoff hitter - he hit .315, drew 89 walks, stole 45 bases, and got into scoring position of his own power 41 times. Batting second or third for the Royals was partly a concession to Damon’s development, and partly a response to having guys like Hal Morris at the power positions. He still makes too many errors, but his shortstop’s range has held up well at second base, and he ranked second in the AL in double plays turned. The Red Sox are being widely criticized for giving him 4 years at $26 million, but if they play him at second base he won’t be as overpaid as everyone thinks.
1998 Actually a remarkably consistent player; he can hit .280 - .300 every year with enough walks to be a satisfactory leadoff hitter on a team desperate for baserunners. His defense at second base is erratic but not nearly the disaster he was at shortstop, and on a team full of problems on offense, he’s one of the few solutions.
1997 This may be hard to believe, but Offerman is an excellent defensive first baseman. Scooping up throws, turning the 3-6-3 double play…he almost made Royals fans forget Wally Joyner out there. It still doesn’t excuse the move, because it forced David Howard to play everyday and Offerman simply doesn’t hit enough to play first. After three months of experimenting, Boone finally moved him to second base, where he seems to belong. His defense was much better than at shortstop—where the long throws seemed to bother him—and a second baseman with a .390 OBP has a lot of value. Could still move back to first base to make room for one of the Royals’ second base prospects, which would be a mistake.
1996  Exactly the sort of player who blossoms in Kansas City. Offerman's defense had become the symbol of the Dodgers' underachieving ways, and became the focal point for the entire LA press. Offerman's terrific on-base skills were ignored in an avalanche of boos everytime he booted a ground ball. Offerman is not a very sure-handed fielder, but he has good range and the offense he provides from shortstop justifies his defensive shortcomings.

Playing in Kansas City, where the media is not nearly so large nor so cruel, and benefitting from a well-kept playing field, Offerman's error totals could drop to around 30 a season, and the good visibility of Kauffman Stadium could turn him into a .300/.400/.400 type hitter, which would make him the best shortstop in Royals' history. If Bob Boone handles him well, he could blossom at the top of the lineup, giving the Royals (along with Damon) a pair of great table-setters.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How come the Twins haven't signed Julio Lugo yet? Given their sinkhole of production at 2b - Lugo seems like a sizeable upgrade.
(goiter6 from MN)
Do the Twins really want Julio Lugo to play 2B? From what I’ve seen of Lugo this season, he simply doesn’t possess the athleticism anymore. Maybe it’s the knee, or maybe it’s the aging process, or maybe it‘s both or something else. Regardless, he reminds me a lot of Jose Offerman when he played in Boston -- a speedy free-agent sign who all too quickly became a middle infielder without range who could no longer motor around the base paths. Lacking plus power, Offerman became little more than a singles hitter who did else well. Given that the Red Sox opted to keep Nick Green instead, is that not what Lugo is right now? (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game Five"jlebeck66 (WI): Moot point now, but... Wally Berger (0-15) & Lonny Frey (0-17)in 1939 for CIN"

I hadn't gotten back there yet. I was working backwards from today. Two of my favorite players, btw. Berger was a monster stuck in the gigantic, windy Beehive for most of his career. Frey was a young shortstop under Casey Stengel who was a good hitter for a middle infielder of the day, but was pretty much Jose Offerman. That's actually a perfect comp (and one I feel like I've used before) - his career took off when Bill McKechnie realized he could be an asset if teams stopped asking him to do things he couldn't and moved him to second...

The '39 WS was a whitewash for the Yankees, but there were actually several moments it could have gone the Reds' way with a little luck.
(Steven Goldman)