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Chris Richard 1BOrioles

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 1005 .255 .323 .445 .261 1
Birth Date6-7-1974
Height6' 2"
Weight185 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
2000 BAL 26 56 221 199 38 55 14 2 13 112 15 38 4 3 0 36 7 5 .276 .335 .563 .289 6.5 -4.1 0.2
2000 SLN 26 6 18 16 1 2 0 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .222 .312 .190 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
2001 BAL 27 136 542 483 74 128 31 3 15 210 45 100 8 4 2 61 11 9 .265 .335 .435 .266 11.8 6.2 1.8
2002 BAL 28 50 171 155 15 36 11 0 4 59 12 30 2 2 0 21 0 3 .232 .292 .381 .238 -5.6 0.8 -0.5
2003 COL 29 19 30 27 3 6 1 1 1 12 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 .222 .300 .444 .221 -1.1 0.1 -0.1
2009 TBA 35 13 23 19 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .261 .105 .161 -2.4 -0.1 -0.3
Career2801005899132229576344008118314921221818.255.323.445.2618.02.91.0

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
1995 NWJ A- 75 339 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 129 531 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 0 455 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PRW A+ 0 31 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARK AA 0 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .208 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARK AA 0 493 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MEM AAA 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BAL MLB 56 221 .289 .279 .345 .446 .264 .278 91 7.5 6.3 -4.4 -4.1 -1.1 6.5 0.2 6.5 0.2
2000 SLN MLB 6 18 .190 .275 .365 .465 .278 .077 109 -1.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2000 MEM AAA 0 429 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB 136 542 .266 .262 .328 .420 .260 .304 93 3.7 14.8 -5.3 6.2 2.0 11.8 1.8 11.8 1.8
2002 BAL MLB 50 171 .238 .263 .331 .425 .265 .260 99 -3.9 4.6 -3.1 0.8 -3.3 -5.6 -0.5 -5.6 -0.5
2002 ABE A- 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ROC AAA 14 63 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 19 30 .221 .258 .333 .405 .258 .250 111 -1.3 0.8 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2005 OKL AAA 98 412 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IND AAA 106 404 .300 .255 .324 .386 .256 .272 98 16.3 11.0 -6.9 -4.3 -0.1 20.2 1.6 20.2 1.6
2007 DUR AAA 102 404 .308 .258 .330 .396 .259 .342 97 20.7 11.7 -4.9 -2.3 2.6 29.9 2.7 29.9 2.7
2008 DUR AAA 131 539 .295 .261 .329 .399 .262 .352 97 21.2 16.3 -10.1 -5.9 -2.3 23.9 1.7 23.9 1.7
2009 TBA MLB 13 23 .161 .265 .342 .436 .264 .167 112 -2.4 0.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2009 DUR AAA 100 423 .287 .258 .328 .386 .246 .279 112 12.1 12.2 -7.8 4.0 -2.9 11.2 1.5 11.2 1.5
2010 DUR AAA 117 497 .300 .263 .334 .410 .256 .347 103 24 16.3 -9.9 -6.2 -0.2 26.1 1.9 26.1 1.9

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
1995 NWJ A- 339 36 80 14 3 3 43 47 31 6 6 .282 .395 .384 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 531 65 130 28 6 14 82 57 50 7 3 .283 .373 .461 .178 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 455 62 105 24 3 11 58 60 59 6 4 .269 .374 .431 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PRW A+ 31 5 8 2 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 .267 .290 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARK AA 99 7 18 5 1 2 17 9 10 0 1 .202 .283 .348 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MEM AAA 18 3 7 2 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 .412 .444 .706 .294 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARK AA 493 78 130 26 3 29 94 43 75 7 7 .294 .367 .563 .269 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MEM AAA 429 64 104 24 0 16 75 50 70 9 3 .277 .368 .469 .192 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 18 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .125 .222 .312 .188 .190 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
2000 BAL MLB 221 38 55 14 2 13 36 15 38 7 5 .276 .335 .563 .286 .289 6.5 -4.1 0.2
2001 BAL MLB 542 74 128 31 3 15 61 45 100 11 9 .265 .335 .435 .170 .266 11.8 6.2 1.8
2002 BOW AA 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .167 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ABE A- 5 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .600 .600 1.400 .800 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BAL MLB 171 15 36 11 0 4 21 12 30 0 3 .232 .292 .381 .148 .238 -5.6 0.8 -0.5
2002 ROC AAA 63 10 17 6 0 6 18 6 14 0 0 .321 .410 .774 .453 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 30 3 6 1 1 1 3 3 6 0 1 .222 .300 .444 .222 .221 -1.1 0.1 -0.1
2005 OKL AAA 412 67 109 20 3 14 66 41 75 5 2 .301 .381 .489 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IND AAA 404 53 82 16 4 17 67 58 81 6 5 .243 .362 .466 .223 .300 20.2 -4.3 1.6
2007 DUR AAA 404 63 97 24 2 14 57 42 85 9 3 .284 .388 .488 .205 .308 29.9 -2.3 2.7
2008 DUR AAA 539 82 137 32 4 26 88 55 127 5 0 .293 .379 .546 .253 .295 23.9 -5.9 1.7
2009 DUR AAA 423 56 96 22 0 24 75 52 83 2 1 .263 .364 .521 .258 .287 11.2 4.0 1.5
2009 TBA MLB 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 .105 .261 .105 .000 .161 -2.4 -0.1 -0.3
2010 DUR AAA 497 68 129 39 1 20 79 60 96 0 0 .300 .392 .535 .235 .300 26.1 -6.2 1.9

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 87 0.5287 0.4483 0.5897 0.6304 0.2439 0.6552 0.4000 0.4103
Career870.52870.44830.58970.63040.24390.65520.40.4103

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-10 2009-06-26 Minors 16 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-24 2009-06-02 Minors 9 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-07-28 2007-08-19 Minors 22 0 Not Disclosed -
2003-05-01 2003-09-29 60-DL 151 135 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2003-05-07
2002-03-31 2002-07-31 60-DL 122 103 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2001-11-05
2001-11-05 2001-11-05 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2001-11-05
2001-06-20 2001-07-05 15-DL 15 14 Right Knee Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 COL $325,000
2002 BAL $300,000
2001 BAL $232,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$857,500
3 yrTotal$857,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 103 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from KC 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from TX 11/05 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from COL 2/05 (minor-league contract) sent outright to Triple-A 3/04 acquired in trade from BAL 3/03
  • 1 year/$0.325M (03)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (02)
  • 1 year/$0.2325M (01)

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian RobertsBP Prospect Staff2014-10-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Quad-A LabelJason Collette2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = MaddonSteven Goldman2011-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessSeidnotes: A Triple Short of Driving Me InsaneEric Seidman2010-09-30
One-Hoppers: Paper Tiger?Ben Lindbergh2010-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: A League Average ArticleEric Seidman2010-04-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Brian RobertsMarc Normandin2006-09-20
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
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Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-03-31
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Box Lunch: The Week in Box Scores, April 7-13Keith Scherer2003-04-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Desert Doodles, Part IIJoe Sheehan2003-03-13
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Transaction Analysis: February 10-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Baltimore OriolesWill Carroll2003-02-17
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
6-4-3: Glittering Prizes and Endless CompromisesGary Huckabay2002-04-19
Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-05
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)All told, I'd imagine the two most disappointing teams this year were the Mets and then secondly the Cubs. For the AL, is it resoundingly the Rays?
(Warner from Kansas)
The Rays have been disappointing, but not devastatingly so. In the beginning, they played well but lost a lot of games they should have won. They collapsed down the stretch which was a bit surprising, and seemed to coincide with the loss of Carlos Pena (Ben Zobrist got his first start at 1B the other day -- why didn't they do that all along instead of Chris Richard?). Still, a lot of people saw this coming based on regression in the bullpen, and of course dealing Edwin Jackson turned out to be a bigger deal than they (and I to be honest) thought it would be, but that was a financial move. The Indians have to be on that list too, though in retrospect it's hard to see why so many were high on them at the outset. (Steven Goldman)


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