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Portrait of Damian Rolls

Damian Rolls 3BRays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 883 .248 .291 .337 .224 -0.1
Birth Date9-15-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight205 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 TBA 22 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .242 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2001 TBA 23 81 249 237 33 62 11 1 2 81 10 47 0 0 2 12 12 4 .262 .291 .342 .219 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1
2002 TBA 24 21 95 89 15 26 6 1 0 34 3 16 2 0 1 6 2 5 .292 .330 .382 .251 1.7 0.0 0.2
2003 TBA 25 107 404 373 43 95 20 0 7 136 19 84 7 3 2 46 11 3 .255 .301 .365 .240 3.9 7.0 1.1
2004 TBA 26 53 132 117 12 19 5 0 0 24 10 36 1 2 2 9 2 1 .162 .231 .205 .163 -11.7 -0.6 -1.2
Career2668838191032034229276421841057732713.248.291.337.224-7.46.2-0.1

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
1996 YAK A- 66 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SAV A 0 518 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VRO A+ 0 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SAN AA 0 166 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 VRO A+ 0 524 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 4 3 .242 .233 .271 .351 .192 .500 95 -0.1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2000 STP A+ 0 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ORL AA 0 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TBA MLB 81 249 .219 .267 .331 .427 .263 .319 97 -11.2 6.8 -0.2 -0.2 4.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2002 TBA MLB 21 95 .251 .252 .322 .401 .254 .356 97 -0.9 2.5 -0.7 0.0 0.3 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2002 ORL AA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUR AAA 67 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 107 404 .240 .263 .324 .413 .256 .309 97 -8.8 11.0 -0.1 7.0 -2.7 3.9 1.1 3.9 1.1
2003 DUR AAA 18 83 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB 53 132 .163 .267 .335 .425 .258 .229 102 -14.1 3.9 -0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -11.7 -1.2 -11.7 -1.2
2004 DUR AAA 23 107 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 25 103 .257 .271 .339 .432 .253 .344 101 -0.3 2.8 -0.3 -1.6 -0.7 2.7 0.1 2.7 0.1
2006 CHR AAA 17 48 .190 .253 .317 .369 .247 .212 98 -3 1.2 -0.3 -1.0 -0.1 -1.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.3
2006 COH AAA 7 25 .055 .244 .318 .388 .251 .062 100 -5 0.7 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -4.6 -0.4 -4.6 -0.4

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
1996 YAK A- 270 31 68 11 1 4 27 7 46 8 3 .265 .290 .362 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SAV A 518 57 100 17 5 5 47 38 83 11 3 .211 .276 .299 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VRO A+ 291 28 65 9 0 0 30 23 43 13 3 .244 .309 .278 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SAN AA 166 18 35 6 0 1 9 6 28 2 0 .219 .247 .275 .056 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 VRO A+ 524 68 141 26 2 9 54 36 66 24 13 .297 .365 .418 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ORL AA 59 6 13 5 0 0 3 7 6 1 1 .255 .356 .353 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 STP A+ 19 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 .188 .316 .312 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .242 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2001 TBA MLB 249 33 62 11 1 2 12 10 47 12 4 .262 .291 .342 .080 .219 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1
2002 ORL AA 8 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .429 .500 .714 .286 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUR AAA 280 41 65 6 4 6 35 21 43 15 0 .266 .330 .398 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TBA MLB 95 15 26 6 1 0 6 3 16 2 5 .292 .330 .382 .090 .251 1.7 0.0 0.2
2003 DUR AAA 83 11 19 4 1 0 9 4 15 4 2 .247 .277 .325 .078 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TBA MLB 404 43 95 20 0 7 46 19 84 11 3 .255 .301 .365 .110 .240 3.9 7.0 1.1
2004 TBA MLB 132 12 19 5 0 0 9 10 36 2 1 .162 .231 .205 .043 .163 -11.7 -0.6 -1.2
2004 DUR AAA 107 23 27 7 0 3 14 7 17 2 1 .278 .346 .443 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COH AAA 103 10 23 5 0 1 9 11 24 4 2 .261 .347 .352 .091 .257 2.7 -1.6 0.1
2006 COH AAA 25 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .048 .160 .095 .048 .055 -4.6 0.4 -0.4
2006 CHR AAA 48 5 8 2 0 1 2 4 10 0 1 .182 .250 .295 .114 .190 -1.7 -1.0 -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
2005-06-06 2005-07-25 Minors 49 0 Not Disclosed -
2005-04-29 2005-05-18 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-05-24 2004-07-02 15-DL 39 34 Chest Fracture Hairline Sternum -
2003-04-23 2003-05-27 15-DL 34 29 Right Thumb Fracture Tip of Thumb -
2000-04-03 2000-09-03 60-DL 153 135 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Surgery Date Is Estimated 1999-11-15 -
1999-11-15 1999-11-15 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Surgery Date Is Estimated 1999-11-15 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 TBA $800,000
2003 TBA $300,000
2001 TBA $200,000
2000 TBA $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,500,000
4 yrTotal$1,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 27 d

Details
  • sent to minor-league camp 4/06 signed as a free agent from TB 1/05 (minor-league contract) released 11/04 recalled 7/04 optioned to Triple-A 7/04 recalled 5/04 optioned to Triple-A 5/04 re-signed 1/04, 1 year/$0.8M (avoided arbitration)
  • recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 signed 2/02

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 The high point of Rolls' season came at the start of the year, when he won the regular third-base job by hitting .327 in the spring. Seizing the opportunity to prove the meaninglessness of springtime stats, he hit all of .111 in April. After that he got benched, got moved to second base, got run over by Jose Cruz and bruised practically every internal organ north of his appendix, got sent to Durham, hit even worse in August than he did in April (.065), and ultimately chased himself right off the 40-man roster.
2003 With the departure of Andy Sheets and Russ Johnson, the Rays are looking at Rolls for a utility job in 2003. Speed is his only real offensive asset, and he’s not a great defensive player, so he’ll have to have some good games while upper management is watching if he’s going to get any kind of job security.
2002 Rolls made a nice comeback after missing almost all of the 2000 season following shoulder surgery. He won the second-base job for a stretch in the first half, and he hit for a good average for a month or so before falling back to his true level. A former Rule 5 pick, Rolls had never played a full season above A ball, so his ability to hold his own against major-league pitching was a pleasant surprise. He isn’t expected to play regularly in 2002, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Rays sent him to Triple-A to get more playing time.
1999 Draft picks like this are killing the Dodgers, and led to the firing of Charlie Blaney as farm director. Rolls was their 1996 #1, and as you can see he hasn't been much. Being a good defensive third baseman isn't going to get you far in this organization. He might benefit by going back to the Florida State League, or even back to rookie ball, to start over. Check back in 2001. Or don't.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Uni-gamersJim Baker2007-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2005-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-2Christina Kahrl2004-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 15-19Christina Kahrl2004-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: American League, (Belated) First-Half EditionSteven Goldman2004-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-5Christina Kahrl2004-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-27, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Teams is Not Your Ex-Girlfriend EditionSteven Goldman2004-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 3-5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2004-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Headed to ArbitrationJoe Sheehan2004-01-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle MarinersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-23, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-25
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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