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Landon Powell C Mets

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date3-19-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight265 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 2 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.32010
-0.82011
2012
2013
0.42014
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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
2009 OAK 27 46 155 140 19 32 7 0 7 60 14 36 0 1 0 30 0 0 .229 .297 .429 .244 1.8 -0.6 0.1
2010 OAK 28 41 129 112 13 24 4 0 2 34 15 29 0 1 1 11 1 0 .214 .305 .304 .218 -2.2 -0.8 -0.3
2011 OAK 29 36 122 111 10 19 3 0 1 25 11 32 0 0 0 4 0 0 .171 .246 .225 .178 -7.0 -0.3 -0.8
Career12340636342751401011940970214510.207.284.328.216-7.4-1.7-1.0

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
2004 VAN A- 38 163 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 90 375 .289 .279 .358 .420 .283 .302 99 9.7 9.1 4.6 -0.4 -4.5 26.6 2.6 26.6 2.6
2006 MID AA 12 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA 60 256 .305 .257 .330 .399 .256 .315 104 12.7 7.6 4.1 0.2 -0.9 26.6 2.7 26.6 2.7
2007 SAC AAA 4 17 .392 .285 .347 .428 .266 .200 85 2.5 0.5 0.3 -0.0 -0.1 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2008 SAC AAA 88 367 .267 .280 .352 .451 .260 .270 105 2.8 11.2 6.4 -2.6 -1.0 19.5 1.6 19.5 1.6
2009 OAK MLB 46 155 .244 .262 .331 .408 .257 .255 101 -2.6 4.5 1.6 -0.6 -2.4 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2010 OAK MLB 41 129 .218 .255 .323 .398 .254 .268 104 -5.5 3.6 1.9 -0.8 -1.7 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2010 SAC AAA 14 55 .236 .273 .344 .424 .271 .229 87 -1.5 1.7 0 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 OAK MLB 36 122 .178 .250 .311 .393 .255 .231 96 -9.8 3.3 1.8 -0.3 -1.9 -7.0 -0.8 -7.0 -0.8
2011 SAC AAA 12 53 .242 .303 .369 .468 .265 .333 116 -1.1 1.6 0.4 -0.1 -1.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2012 OKL AAA 79 279 .252 .278 .339 .430 .269 .295 99 -2.6 8.3 5 -0.2 -4.1 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2013 LVG AAA 28 82 .219 .272 .330 .411 .261 .196 109 -3.6 2.4 1.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

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
2004 VAN A- 163 24 33 6 1 3 19 26 22 0 0 .244 .370 .370 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 375 44 86 12 0 15 47 43 77 0 0 .264 .352 .439 .175 .289 26.6 -0.4 2.6
2006 MID AA 45 4 11 0 0 1 4 3 12 0 0 .268 .333 .341 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA 256 46 64 9 2 11 39 36 40 1 0 .292 .392 .502 .210 .305 26.6 0.2 2.7
2007 SAC AAA 17 3 5 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 .294 .294 .824 .529 .392 3.5 -0.0 0.3
2008 SAC AAA 367 42 69 11 0 15 53 63 85 0 1 .230 .364 .417 .187 .267 19.5 -2.6 1.6
2009 OAK MLB 155 19 32 7 0 7 30 14 36 0 0 .229 .297 .429 .200 .244 1.8 -0.6 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 55 6 9 2 0 1 2 10 9 0 0 .200 .345 .311 .111 .236 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2010 OAK MLB 129 13 24 4 0 2 11 15 29 1 0 .214 .305 .304 .089 .218 -2.2 -0.8 -0.3
2011 SAC AAA 53 6 13 0 0 1 5 7 9 0 0 .283 .377 .348 .065 .242 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2011 OAK MLB 122 10 19 3 0 1 4 11 32 0 0 .171 .246 .225 .054 .178 -7.0 -0.3 -0.8
2012 OKL AAA 279 35 60 6 0 8 38 36 56 0 0 .251 .353 .377 .126 .252 8.2 -0.2 0.8
2013 LVG AAA 82 7 11 3 0 2 3 12 21 0 1 .159 .284 .290 .130 .219 -0.8 0.1 -0.1

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
2009 621 0.4863 0.4122 0.8164 0.6159 0.2194 0.8817 0.6429 0.1836
2010 495 0.4747 0.3939 0.8051 0.5617 0.2423 0.8561 0.6984 0.1949
2011 487 0.4990 0.4086 0.7739 0.5802 0.2377 0.8227 0.6552 0.2261
Career16030.48660.40550.80.58830.2320.85590.66380.2

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-23 2009-07-25 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-19 2009-05-24 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-21 2009-04-02 Camp 12 0 Trunk Tightness -
2008-08-16 2008-09-16 Minors 31 0 Right Knee Strain - -
2007-07-03 2007-09-19 Minors 78 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2007-07-10
2005-04-03 2005-09-08 Minors 158 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL and Mensicus 2005-01-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYN $
2012 HOU $
2011 OAK $420,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$820,000
2 yrTotal$820,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 153 dMark Pieper1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.62M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A 1/5/12. Released 3/9/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2004 (1-24) (South Carolina). Signed 7/04, $1M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Landon Powell is referenced in the following articles.

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The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-05-21
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL WestR.J. Anderson2012-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Examining the Beane StockR.J. Anderson2012-02-14
The BP Wayback Machine: Boras vs. Baseball--A PrimerKevin Goldstein2012-01-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Mixed-League MayhemDerek Carty2011-07-14
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 1R.J. Anderson2011-07-12
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 19Larry Granillo2011-06-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Oakland AthleticsMarc Normandin2011-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Oakland AthleticsCorey Dawkins2011-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Snakes Start SheddingChristina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend OmnibusChristina Kahrl2010-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Feeling GrandersonChristina Kahrl2010-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Going WestChristina Kahrl2010-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: 25th Man TweaksChristina Kahrl2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: What's Best in the West?Christina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Roster CleanupChristina Kahrl2010-04-06
BP Unfiltered: Latest Projected Roster Updates 3/31, 12:30 a.m. ETJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated HitterMichael Street2010-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Catcher rankingsMarc Normandin2010-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
Future Shock: Boras vs. Baseball—A PrimerKevin Goldstein2008-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2008-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Sleeper ReviewKevin Goldstein2007-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-06
Future Shock: Positional Rankings - CatcherKevin Goldstein2007-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Draft Spectrum, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2007-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The 2004 Draft Clock is TickingKevin Goldstein2007-04-20
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Spring TrainingJoe Sheehan2007-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Oakland Athletics Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The First Round - A Year LaterJeff Erickson2005-08-16
This article requires BP Premium access2005 Amateur Draft Preview: But First...A Look BackBoyd Nation2005-05-23


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's to stop Bryce Harper from taking the GED like I did and declaring for the draft a year or two early? Seems like the hype couldn't be higher and he would command a several million dollar signing bonus while starting his professional development much earlier.
(Landon Powell from Papago Park)
Well, the story of Landon Powell just might be enough to stop Bryce Harper from doing that, though granted, the silence surrounding Powell's decision to take the GED wouldn't exist in this information-driven Internet era. In reality, it's hard for me to say that anyone should stop their education so early, but given his hype, Harper would be the definite favorite to go first in 2010 or 2011. It does seem that the latter season, his natural draft season, is going to be thinner, so Harper might be best served to continue on the same path. (Bryan Smith)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2009 2428 -20 -1.9 -5.4 1251 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -2.0 -6.0
2010 2143 -20 -4.0 -13.1 1057 0.7 0.2 1.1 -3.8 -12.0
2011 2388 -28 -4.0 -11.8 1309 0.3 0.1 0.4 -4.0 -11.4
total 6959 -67 -9.4 -9.5 3617 0.5 0.1 0.2 -9.3 -9.3

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