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Birth Date2-17-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age38 years, 9 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
-0.12011
0.82012
0.72013
0.02014
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
2001 SFN 25 9 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.001 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
2002 SFN 26 7 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .470 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2003 SFN 27 20 28 27 7 6 1 0 1 10 1 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .250 .370 .212 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2004 SFN 28 78 78 68 13 17 6 0 1 26 6 20 1 0 3 11 2 2 .250 .320 .382 .234 -0.0 -1.6 -0.2
2007 HOU 31 19 46 35 9 8 2 0 1 13 9 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 .229 .413 .371 .283 3.1 -0.2 0.3
2008 NYA 32 33 51 43 9 13 3 0 4 28 6 12 1 0 1 8 0 0 .302 .400 .651 .343 6.2 0.4 0.7
2009 NYA 33 31 86 79 11 15 9 1 0 26 7 25 0 0 0 10 2 0 .190 .256 .329 .206 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2010 PHI 34 22 46 42 6 8 0 0 2 14 3 11 0 0 1 5 1 0 .190 .244 .333 .215 0.5 -0.4 0.0
2011 ARI 35 12 37 33 3 5 2 0 1 10 3 9 1 0 0 4 1 0 .152 .243 .303 .189 -1.3 0.6 -0.1
2012 ARI 36 26 88 78 11 21 7 0 5 43 7 30 3 0 0 16 0 0 .269 .352 .551 .308 5.3 -1.1 0.4
2012 MIL 36 64 194 168 18 33 7 0 6 58 23 79 0 0 3 26 0 1 .196 .293 .345 .224 1.0 1.9 0.3
2013 CHN 37 57 182 158 21 32 10 1 9 71 22 57 1 0 1 20 0 0 .203 .304 .449 .264 6.4 2.0 0.9
2013 SDN 37 5 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .011 -2.3 0.2 -0.2
Career383858752111160472303018827490910563.213.303.400.24518.10.92.0

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
1998 SLO A- 0 281 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAK A+ 0 418 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SHV AA 0 46 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SHV AA 0 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SFN MLB 9 7 -.001 .251 .311 .420 .253 .000 102 -2 0.2 0 0.1 0.3 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2001 FRE AAA 134 521 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SFN MLB 7 4 .470 .257 .321 .375 .242 1.000 91 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.4 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2002 FRE AAA 135 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB 20 28 .212 .254 .315 .412 .251 .333 98 -1.5 0.7 0.3 -0.6 0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2003 FRE AAA 112 450 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 78 78 .234 .266 .340 .446 .267 .340 103 -2.2 2.3 0.3 -1.6 0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2
2004 FRE AAA 36 158 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA 65 188 .211 .269 .342 .421 .271 .336 95 -7.7 4.2 1.3 2.0 0.7 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.1
2005 OKL AAA 24 100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 122 442 .279 .266 .337 .405 .261 .283 95 9.1 13.1 3.7 -5.2 1.4 24.8 1.9 24.8 1.9
2007 HOU MLB 19 46 .283 .285 .350 .442 .269 .280 103 1.2 1.4 0.4 -0.2 0.2 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2007 ROU AAA 135 563 .281 .275 .343 .435 .262 .299 100 13.4 16.9 1 2.7 0.9 30.9 3.2 30.9 3.2
2008 NYA MLB 33 51 .343 .248 .317 .386 .247 .333 104 4.5 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.7 6.2 0.7 6.2 0.7
2008 SWB AAA 116 481 .290 .266 .333 .410 .266 .299 86 16.1 14.5 3.3 3.2 1.0 38.4 4.0 38.4 4.0
2009 NYA MLB 31 86 .206 .277 .345 .448 .271 .278 110 -5 2.5 0.3 -0.4 0.6 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2009 SWB AAA 31 120 .288 .263 .332 .394 .248 .282 101 3.9 3.7 0.3 -0.8 1.0 7.9 0.7 7.9 0.7
2010 PHI MLB 22 46 .215 .269 .329 .420 .275 .207 91 -2.1 1.3 -0.1 -0.4 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2010 LEH AAA 110 443 .275 .268 .335 .423 .259 .316 93 7.6 13.5 0.5 -12.0 1.6 22.7 1.0 22.7 1.0
2011 ARI MLB 12 37 .189 .235 .299 .370 .248 .174 94 -2.6 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 RNO AAA 101 432 .300 .299 .367 .474 .271 .358 125 20.4 13.4 4.4 6.1 3.0 37.1 4.1 37.1 4.1
2012 ARI MLB 26 88 .308 .260 .318 .411 .265 .372 101 4.1 2.4 0.4 -1.1 -0.2 5.3 0.4 5.3 0.4
2012 MIL MLB 64 194 .224 .253 .321 .401 .261 .325 110 -6.8 5.3 1.7 1.9 0.7 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.3
2012 RNO AAA 10 40 .304 .289 .352 .440 .273 .444 114 2 1.2 0.5 -0.2 0.1 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2013 CHN MLB 57 182 .264 .249 .312 .391 .256 .250 105 0.8 4.8 0.3 2.0 1.4 6.4 0.9 6.4 0.9
2013 SDN MLB 5 11 .011 .260 .317 .392 .252 .000 105 -2.6 0.3 0 0.2 0.0 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2

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
1998 SLO A- 281 52 55 12 7 6 27 43 56 19 6 .233 .356 .419 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAK A+ 418 69 98 12 6 11 47 54 108 15 8 .275 .383 .435 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SHV AA 46 6 5 0 0 2 4 4 22 0 0 .122 .217 .268 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SHV AA 499 58 92 21 2 7 47 40 141 9 3 .200 .265 .301 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FRE AAA 521 77 113 21 6 23 78 44 137 17 2 .241 .304 .458 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SFN MLB 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.001 -1.4 0.1 -0.1
2002 FRE AAA 517 53 93 18 4 13 46 47 151 6 4 .207 .280 .352 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SFN MLB 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 .470 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2003 FRE AAA 450 56 100 16 4 12 50 45 91 14 4 .253 .331 .404 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB 28 7 6 1 0 1 1 1 11 0 0 .222 .250 .370 .148 .212 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2004 FRE AAA 158 29 42 6 2 10 21 19 30 8 0 .309 .392 .603 .294 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 78 13 17 6 0 1 11 6 20 2 2 .250 .320 .382 .132 .234 -0.0 -1.6 -0.2
2005 IOW AAA 188 22 40 5 1 2 16 14 56 6 0 .234 .296 .310 .076 .211 -0.5 2.0 0.1
2005 OKL AAA 100 13 24 5 0 5 17 8 32 0 1 .261 .320 .478 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ROU AAA 442 64 94 23 1 21 62 54 103 2 1 .247 .345 .479 .232 .279 24.8 -5.2 1.9
2007 HOU MLB 46 9 8 2 0 1 3 9 9 0 0 .229 .413 .371 .143 .283 3.1 -0.2 0.3
2007 ROU AAA 563 75 131 35 0 28 90 52 131 21 5 .260 .334 .497 .237 .281 30.9 2.7 3.2
2008 SWB AAA 481 69 108 24 3 22 71 50 115 9 5 .255 .338 .482 .227 .290 38.4 3.2 4.0
2008 NYA MLB 51 9 13 3 0 4 8 6 12 0 0 .302 .400 .651 .349 .343 6.2 0.4 0.7
2009 SWB AAA 120 24 23 7 1 3 16 19 22 0 0 .240 .376 .427 .188 .288 7.9 -0.8 0.7
2009 NYA MLB 86 11 15 9 1 0 10 7 25 2 0 .190 .256 .329 .139 .206 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2010 PHI MLB 46 6 8 0 0 2 5 3 11 1 0 .190 .244 .333 .143 .215 0.5 -0.4 0.0
2010 LEH AAA 443 58 103 25 1 18 63 40 108 5 2 .261 .335 .467 .206 .275 22.7 -12.0 1.0
2011 RNO AAA 432 86 118 29 3 27 92 55 94 10 3 .317 .405 .629 .312 .300 37.1 6.1 4.1
2011 ARI MLB 37 3 5 2 0 1 4 3 9 1 0 .152 .243 .303 .152 .189 -1.3 0.6 -0.1
2012 RNO AAA 40 5 10 2 0 2 9 6 14 0 0 .294 .400 .529 .235 .304 3.9 -0.2 0.4
2012 ARI MLB 88 11 21 7 0 5 16 7 30 0 0 .269 .352 .551 .282 .308 5.3 -1.1 0.4
2012 MIL MLB 194 18 33 7 0 6 26 23 79 0 1 .196 .293 .345 .149 .224 1.0 1.9 0.3
2013 CHN MLB 182 21 32 10 1 9 20 22 57 0 0 .203 .304 .449 .247 .264 6.4 2.0 0.9
2013 SDN MLB 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .011 -2.3 0.2 -0.2

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 196 0.5408 0.4592 0.7889 0.6226 0.2667 0.8636 0.5833 0.2111
2009 318 0.4906 0.4560 0.6552 0.6346 0.2840 0.7576 0.4348 0.3448
2010 178 0.5112 0.5281 0.7340 0.8022 0.2414 0.7945 0.5238 0.2660
2011 131 0.5420 0.4885 0.7500 0.7042 0.2333 0.8000 0.5714 0.2500
2012 1191 0.5071 0.4479 0.6229 0.6457 0.2436 0.7513 0.2727 0.3771
2013 807 0.4907 0.4603 0.6954 0.6768 0.2506 0.7873 0.4563 0.3019
Career28210.50480.46010.67170.66430.25110.77510.39480.3275

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-11 2009-09-17 Minors 6 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-16 2009-08-29 Minors 13 0 Thumb Sprain -
2009-04-25 2009-06-24 60-DL 60 54 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-03-14 2009-03-16 Camp 2 0 Neck Contusion From Throw -
1999-06-11 1999-06-24 Minors 13 0 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 SDN $550,000
2012 ARI $
2011 ARI $
2010 PHI $
2009 NYA $455,100
2004 SFN $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,308,100
3 yrTotal$1,308,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 6 d1 year/$0.55M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.55M in majors. Contract purchased by San Diego 3/31/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 4/16/13 after being DFA by San Diego 4/12/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/8/13. Released 9/16/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 12/15/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/18/12. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 5/24/12 after being DFA by Arizona 5/21/12. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Milwaukee 8/31/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/25/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/24/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 7/21/11. DFA by Arizona 8/24/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/11/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/3/10. DFA by Philadelphia 8/5/10, sent outright to Triple-A 8/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4551M (2009). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09. DFA by NY Yankees 8/5/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Yankees 8/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Houston 9/4/07. DFA by Houston 10/15/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Houston in trade from Seattle 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago Cubs 3/05. Released by Texas 5/05. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 5/05 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.303M (2004). Signed by San Francisco 2/04. Contract purchased by San Francisco 6/04. Non-tendered by San Francisco 12/04.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1998 (9-278) (Grand Canyon University).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .309 .508 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .174 .282 .317 .218
18 Split (Multi) -.055 -.027 -.190 -.059
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .220 .304 .510 .281
31 vs R (2013) .145 .263 .290 .203
38 Split (2013) -.075 -.041 -.220 -.079
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Sergio Mitre the pitching equivalent of Cody Ransom? Why won't the Yankees just switch Joba and Hughes, to maintain the innings limits on both?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
Hi, Eli. As a 28-year-old sinker guy, Mitre actually has a lot more value than Ransom given that he's younger and these grounder guys seem to be better in their 30s than in their 20s. That said, it's clear that his time is not now, if it's ever going to come, and the Yankees are taking their postseason spot for granted by pitching him. The Joba/Hughes thing is more complicated, because there's just not that much time left in the season to stretch out Hughes. Remember how long it took before they were ready to start Chamberlain last year. It was endless. Hughes has also been so effective out of the pen that you risk messing with something that's really working right now. (Steven Goldman)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Girardi and Cashman's work this year? Overall I like the duo, but watching Jeter bunt in the 5th inning or Cody Ransom remaining on this team is not very encouraging...
(Eli from Brooklyn)
While I've been a big supporter in the past, Cashman's roster work at protecting A-Rod borders upon total f-ing incompetence. Anybody who rosters Angel Berroa for more than 48 hours deserves to be the GM of the Nationals, and anyone who can't come up with a better alternative than Cody Ransom in the two months since he went on the DL deserves to be the GM of the Astros.

Girardi's done a decent job with the hand he's been dealt. He's finally got a functional bullpen thanks to the work of Hughes and Aceves, he's gotten productive stretches from both Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera, and his failure to rest Rodriguez adequately can be seen as a response to the craptastic options Cashman's provided him with. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I wrote you an email that you didn't answer awhile back about the Yankees and planning. I had a pretty good argument going that the Yankees NEEDED to get someone who could help fill in at 3rd on a constant basis (this was during the Ransom days of April). Now ARod looks like he could use some extended days off and the Yankees decided the brilliant solution is another dose of Ransom. Is this not horrible planning?
(seanp from Los Angeles )
I get a lot of mail and I'm admittedly not good at keeping up with it, in part because I seem to be always running behind. I need a nanny... As I said before, it is poor planning, or poor reacting, because this is something the Yankees should have been working on from the moment A-Rod's hip required surgery. There is one major fault with Brian Cashman. He gets a lot of big stuff right, but seems to take a lot of small things for granted. "Sure, we have a 42-year-old catcher who is due for an injury, but he won't break, and if he does, well, Jose Molina will be jusssssst fine." Uh, no. Same thing with A-Rod. "Cody Ransom will pick up the slack and we'll roll on as usual." Wrong again. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cody Ransom - serviceable placeholder, or run out of the Bronx by mid-April?
(ChuckR from Chicago)
I'm rooting for the old guy, but that .250 career minor league batting average keeps smacking me in the face. If Rodriguez comes back on schedule, Ransom could do almost anything in the relatively short period of time he'll be playing, but I think the odds are against a really good outcome. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What makes you say 2011 for D3? I'd see it as more of a Q4 2010 release since A1 is done and 4 of the 5 classes are in a functional state...
(Aaron from YYZ)
I read it in an article about the game, YYZ (Rush fan?). Perhaps that information is out of date. ...In a way, I'm not looking forward to the game coming out, given the amount of time one can waste on the really good, addictive games. I'm not a kid anymore, and there are things I want to accomplish in my life. Yeah, I really make decisions on a mortality basis. I'm depressed and depressing, I know it. Still, what's a writer who isn't writing? I bet every one of you knows one of those... Earlier this week, or maybe it was during the Yankees-Orioles series, that Joe Girardi had to be itching to give Cody Ransom a start. Today was the day. The only surprise is how long he waited. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ms. Kahrl, any way the Astros can get a "do over" on the Tejada trade if he's indicted? Are there any shortstops available on the FA/trade market? Cody Ransom isn't a big leaguer and I imagine the pitchers would mutiny if stuck with a left side of Blum/Loretta and Wigginton.
(Fred from Space City)
I'm glad you brought this up, Fred, because I think it's an important consideration. The Astros are truly screwed if Tejada's in the hoosegow, and given management's decision to live for today and damn the consequences, they would almost certainly have to do something to keep on believing. Given how the non-resolution of the Reds/Nats grievance is going, I wouldn't invest any hope in the commissioner's office providing some sort of satisfaction. (Christina Kahrl)


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