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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .243 6 25 28 1 .257 0.1
Birth Date8-11-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
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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

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
2009 WTN AA 26 104 .236 .257 .339 .382 .269 .306 94 -2.6 3.0 -1.9 -0.1 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2009 MRN Rk 6 26 .376 .271 .363 .365 .282 .385 92 2.7 0.6 -0.4 0.5 0.2 4.0 0.5 4.0 0.5
2010 HDS A+ 123 544 .299 .274 .344 .422 .267 .345 123 23.4 16.1 -8.9 0.5 -0.7 29.4 3.0 29.4 3.0
2011 WTN AA 122 511 .263 .262 .334 .405 .255 .303 112 1.7 15.1 -9.7 -0.1 -1.2 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2012 WTN AA 86 357 .295 .255 .331 .381 .261 .325 104 12.9 9.8 -6.3 -9.1 -2.6 14.2 0.5 14.2 0.5
2012 MRN Rk 5 20 .516 .263 .340 .390 .277 .286 95 5.9 0.6 -0.4 0.1 0.5 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2013 WTN AA 4 18 .406 .239 .334 .354 .264 .182 101 2.7 0.5 -0.3 0.4 0.1 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 TAC AAA 100 416 .280 .274 .343 .427 .270 .284 94 8.9 11.9 -7.7 2.2 -2.8 9.8 1.2 9.8 1.2
2014 JAX AA 46 178 .263 .261 .332 .390 .270 .257 95 0.6 4.9 -3.1 1.5 -1.1 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
2014 MIS AA 30 99 .279 .246 .327 .364 .262 .329 89 1.9 2.7 -1.6 0.9 0.7 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3

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
2009 WTN AA 104 11 20 2 0 1 9 15 24 1 0 .230 .343 .287 .057 .236 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2009 MRN Rk 26 4 6 0 0 1 6 5 6 0 0 .300 .462 .450 .150 .376 4.0 0.5 0.5
2010 HDS A+ 544 88 150 33 0 31 130 52 100 3 2 .315 .388 .580 .265 .299 29.4 0.5 3.0
2011 WTN AA 511 50 120 28 3 11 64 50 82 2 3 .267 .347 .416 .149 .263 6.6 -0.1 0.7
2012 WTN AA 357 39 92 21 1 6 45 50 33 4 0 .304 .404 .439 .135 .295 14.2 -9.1 0.5
2012 MRN Rk 20 7 5 1 0 3 7 7 3 0 0 .385 .600 1.154 .769 .516 6.6 0.1 0.6
2013 TAC AAA 416 47 92 24 1 13 57 46 77 3 1 .252 .337 .430 .178 .280 9.8 2.2 1.2
2013 WTN AA 18 4 4 1 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 .286 .444 .786 .500 .406 2.8 0.4 0.3
2014 JAX AA 178 19 39 6 0 4 17 15 21 1 1 .244 .315 .356 .113 .263 1.2 1.5 0.3
2014 MIS AA 99 12 26 3 0 2 14 9 15 1 0 .289 .354 .389 .100 .279 2.2 0.9 0.3

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
2014-08-10 2014-08-23 Minors 13 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-05-14 2014-05-25 Minors 11 0 Right Wrist Tendonitis - -
2012-05-10 2012-07-01 Minors 52 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2011-08-18 2011-08-27 Minors 9 0 - Back Strain - -
2010-08-29 2010-09-05 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-07-09 2010-07-15 Minors 6 0 Knee Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by Seattle 2009 (2-51) (Georgia). $0.6948M signing bonus.

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
90o 515 62 132 29 1 14 62 53 85 2 1 .290 .364 .451 .304 25.8 1B -2 2.6
80o 493 57 120 26 0 13 57 49 84 1 1 .275 .347 .427 .290 17.9 1B -2 1.7
70o 477 53 111 24 0 12 53 45 83 1 1 .264 .334 .410 .279 12.5 1B -2 1.2
60o 463 50 106 23 0 12 50 43 82 1 0 .255 .324 .395 .271 8.2 1B -2 0.7
50o 450 47 100 22 0 11 48 40 81 1 0 .246 .314 .382 .262 4.4 1B -2 0.3
40o 437 45 93 20 0 10 45 38 79 1 0 .237 .304 .369 .254 0.8 1B -2 -0.1
30o 423 42 88 19 0 10 42 35 78 1 0 .228 .293 .354 .245 -2.8 1B -2 -0.5
20o 407 39 80 17 0 9 39 33 76 1 0 .218 .281 .338 .235 -6.8 1B -2 -0.9
10o 385 34 71 15 0 8 35 29 74 1 0 .203 .264 .315 .220 -11.7 1B -1 -1.4
Weighted Mean456491022201149418110.250.318.388.2666.21B -20.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 8% 11% 15% 21%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201527250285211062623511.233.306.361.2470.23.0-0.6-3.614.9-7.8-1.1
201628306356414073228590.235.307.370.2500.33.7-0.8-4.414.9-6.1-1.3
201729610701272911463581180.233.309.367.250-0.5-1.5-1.6-8.714.9-6.2-2.7
201830620701302711564551200.232.303.363.247-0.7-3.5-1.6-8.914.9-8.0-2.7
201931633721322811667551250.231.301.367.247-0.7-3.7-1.7-9.014.9-7.9-2.8
202032622721362811667551200.242.310.379.254-0.21.0-1.6-8.914.9-3.4-2.7
202133614711342811566521180.242.308.378.252-0.30.1-1.6-8.814.9-4.5-2.7
202234603751533311773471020.282.339.439.2831.718.3-1.6-8.614.913.5-2.6
202335614681282511463521240.232.299.358.243-0.9-5.6-1.6-8.814.9-10.2-2.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.81.4out of baseball0.3out of baseballout of baseball3.5

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Ole Sheldon 2009 .000 DNP
2 93 Christian Marrero 2013 .000 DNP
3 92 Matt Hague 2012 .192
4 92 Roberto Lopez 2012 .000 DNP
5 91 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
6 91 Brad Nelson 2009 .035
7 91 Jim Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
8 90 Whitney Robbins 2011 .000 DNP
9 89 Jason Delaney 2009 .000 DNP
10 88 Casey Rogowski 2007 .000 DNP
11 88 Clay Harris 2009 .000 DNP
12 87 Beau Mills 2013 .000 DNP
13 87 Gaby Sanchez 2010 .286
14 87 Lou Palmisano 2009 .000 DNP
15 87 Craig Cooper 2011 .000 DNP
16 86 Jamie Romak 2012 .000 DNP
17 86 Nate Freiman 2013 .262
18 86 Jack Rye 2012 .000 DNP
19 86 Adam Abraham 2013 .000 DNP
20 85 Cody Ehlers 2008 .000 DNP
21 85 Juan Miranda 2009 .337
22 84 Bryan Byrne 2010 .000 DNP
23 84 David Cooper 2013 .000 DNP
24 84 Chad Tracy 2012 .000 DNP
25 84 Mike Paulk 2010 .000 DNP
26 83 Josh Kreuzer 2009 .000 DNP
27 83 Brett Pill 2011 .315
28 83 Matt McBride 2011 .000 DNP
29 83 Johan Limonta 2010 .000 DNP
30 83 Aaron Bates 2010 .000 DNP
31 83 Sean Halton 2013 .233
32 83 Paul McAnulty 2007 .209
33 82 Rawley Bishop 2012 .000 DNP
34 82 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP
35 82 Michael Spina 2013 .000 DNP
36 82 Freddy Sandoval 2009 .146
37 82 Stephen Vogt 2011 .000 DNP
38 82 Hector Gimenez 2009 .000 DNP
39 81 Angel Salome 2012 .000 DNP
40 81 Deibinson Romero 2013 .000 DNP
41 81 James Van Ostrand 2011 .000 DNP
42 81 Chris Nowak 2009 .000 DNP
43 81 Ryan Garko 2007 .294
44 81 Zelous Wheeler 2013 .000 DNP
45 81 Jesus Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
46 81 Mike Baxter 2011 .283
47 81 Efren Navarro 2012 .000 DNP
48 81 Bronson Sardinha 2009 .000 DNP
49 81 Chris Carter 2009 .086
50 81 Eric Campbell 2012 .000 DNP
51 80 Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2010 .000 DNP
52 80 Larry Broadway 2007 .000 DNP
53 80 Michael Aubrey 2008 .219
54 80 Jacob Butler 2009 .000 DNP
55 80 David Adams 2013 .197
56 80 Seth Smith 2009 .291
57 80 James D'Antona 2008 .186
58 80 Jeff Kindel 2009 .000 DNP
59 80 Darin Holcomb 2012 .000 DNP
60 80 Jared Goedert 2011 .000 DNP
61 80 Tim Smith 2012 .000 DNP
62 80 Wes Hodges 2011 .000 DNP
63 79 Vince Sinisi 2008 .000 DNP
64 79 Clint Robinson 2011 .000 DNP
65 79 Bryan LaHair 2009 .000 DNP
66 79 Javier Brito 2009 .000 DNP
67 79 Travis Denker 2012 .000 DNP
68 79 Sharlon Schoop 2013 .000 DNP
69 79 Brett Bonvechio 2009 .000 DNP
70 79 Sawyer Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
71 79 Jordan Brown 2010 .203
72 79 Wes Bankston 2010 .000 DNP
73 79 Jordan Lennerton 2012 .000 DNP
74 79 Juan Tejeda 2008 .000 DNP
75 79 Dan Butler 2013 .000 DNP
76 79 Jordan Parraz 2011 .000 DNP
77 79 Matt Miller 2009 .000 DNP
78 79 Michael Jones 2011 .000 DNP
79 79 Sean Coughlin 2011 .000 DNP
80 79 Tommy Everidge 2009 .221
81 78 Chris Carlson 2010 .000 DNP
82 78 Brock Peterson 2010 .000 DNP
83 78 Chad Huffman 2011 .000 DNP
84 78 Cole Gillespie 2010 .240
85 78 John Whittleman 2013 .000 DNP
86 78 Matt Mangini 2012 .000 DNP
87 78 Justin Turner 2011 .257
88 78 Matt Carpenter 2012 .293
89 78 Peter Ciofrone 2010 .000 DNP
90 78 Michael Taylor 2012 .105
91 78 Rebel Ridling 2012 .000 DNP
92 78 Doug Deeds 2007 .000 DNP
93 78 Lou Montanez 2008 .270
94 78 Taylor Green 2013 .000 DNP
95 78 Michael Collins 2011 .000 DNP
96 78 Ryan Finan 2008 .000 DNP
97 77 Brad Emaus 2012 .000 DNP
98 77 Maxwell Leon 2010 .000 DNP
99 77 Jeff Baisley 2009 .000 DNP
100 77 Bubba Bell 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Rich Poythress exploded offensively last season, launching 31 long balls after entering the season with only two professional homers to his name. Unfortunately, for a 23-year-old bat-only first-base prospect, that kind of success in High Desert doesn’t merit much excitement.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: Gonzalez Germen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad InningBen Lindbergh2013-06-14
Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo ReviewBradley Ankrom2011-09-09
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18Kevin Goldstein2010-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessCalifornia League Tour, Part 1: A trip to Stockton, Lake Elsinore and High DesertCharles Dahan2010-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 19Kevin Goldstein2010-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 29Kevin Goldstein2010-04-30


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