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Aaron Rowand CFWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 4817 .273 .330 .435 .266 23.3
Birth Date8-29-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight210 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
2001 CHA 23 63 148 123 21 36 5 0 4 53 15 28 4 1 5 20 5 1 .293 .385 .431 .285 10.7 2.1 1.3
2002 CHA 24 126 331 302 41 78 16 2 7 119 12 54 6 2 9 29 0 1 .258 .298 .394 .245 6.3 10.3 1.7
2003 CHA 25 93 170 157 22 45 8 0 6 71 7 21 3 1 2 24 0 0 .287 .327 .452 .272 11.4 -2.6 0.9
2004 CHA 26 140 534 487 94 151 38 2 24 265 30 91 10 2 5 69 17 5 .310 .361 .544 .295 43.1 1.0 4.3
2005 CHA 27 157 640 578 77 156 30 5 13 235 32 116 21 4 5 69 16 5 .270 .329 .407 .255 21.0 6.3 2.8
2006 PHI 28 109 445 405 59 106 24 3 12 172 18 76 18 2 2 47 10 4 .262 .321 .425 .258 17.6 2.3 1.9
2007 PHI 29 161 684 612 105 189 45 0 27 315 47 119 19 4 2 89 6 3 .309 .374 .515 .292 50.8 -5.3 4.5
2008 SFN 30 152 611 549 57 149 37 0 13 225 44 126 14 4 0 70 2 4 .271 .339 .410 .266 24.0 10.8 3.5
2009 SFN 31 144 546 499 61 130 30 2 15 209 30 125 14 3 0 64 4 1 .261 .319 .419 .259 16.5 -2.1 1.5
2010 SFN 32 105 357 331 42 76 12 2 11 125 16 74 8 1 1 34 5 3 .230 .281 .378 .242 1.6 1.4 0.3
2011 SFN 33 108 351 331 34 77 22 2 4 115 10 84 9 1 0 21 2 3 .233 .274 .347 .240 4.3 3.2 0.8
Career135848174374613119326718136190426191412625315366730.273.330.435.266207.227.423.3

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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 HIC A 0 245 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 WNS A+ 0 558 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIR AA 0 584 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 63 148 .285 .266 .340 .430 .265 .348 104 4 4.1 0 2.1 2.4 10.7 1.3 10.7 1.3
2001 CHR AAA 82 362 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB 126 331 .245 .264 .330 .419 .264 .292 101 -5.2 8.8 0.5 10.3 0.0 6.3 1.7 6.3 1.7
2003 CHA MLB 93 170 .272 .269 .331 .433 .266 .298 99 2.2 4.6 0.3 -2.6 1.5 11.4 0.9 11.4 0.9
2003 CHR AAA 32 139 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .234 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 140 534 .295 .271 .335 .439 .261 .340 107 20.5 15.9 0.9 1.0 4.5 43.1 4.3 43.1 4.3
2005 CHA MLB 157 640 .255 .264 .324 .418 .259 .316 103 -3.6 18.4 1.7 6.3 1.8 21.0 2.8 21.0 2.8
2006 PHI MLB 109 445 .258 .268 .333 .429 .265 .295 99 -1 13.4 1.2 2.3 1.5 17.6 1.9 17.6 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 161 684 .292 .266 .333 .420 .259 .345 104 24.2 20.3 1.8 -5.3 3.0 50.8 4.5 50.8 4.5
2008 SFN MLB 152 611 .266 .262 .324 .410 .258 .329 96 4.1 17.7 1.5 10.8 -2.0 24.0 3.5 24.0 3.5
2009 SFN MLB 144 546 .259 .260 .329 .411 .262 .318 91 -0.4 15.7 1.4 -2.1 0.0 16.5 1.5 16.5 1.5
2010 SFN MLB 105 357 .242 .256 .321 .397 .265 .263 89 -6.6 9.8 0.8 1.4 0.5 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3
2011 SFN MLB 108 351 .240 .257 .318 .400 .264 .299 92 -6.8 9.5 -0.2 3.2 2.6 4.3 0.8 4.3 0.8

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 HIC A 245 42 75 13 3 5 32 21 35 7 3 .344 .416 .500 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 WNS A+ 558 96 143 37 3 24 88 33 94 15 10 .279 .339 .504 .225 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIR AA 584 80 137 26 5 20 98 38 117 22 7 .258 .324 .438 .180 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHR AAA 362 54 97 28 0 16 48 21 47 8 2 .295 .352 .526 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB 148 21 36 5 0 4 20 15 28 5 1 .293 .385 .431 .138 .285 10.7 2.1 1.3
2002 CHA MLB 331 41 78 16 2 7 29 12 54 0 1 .258 .298 .394 .136 .245 6.3 10.3 1.7
2003 CHR AAA 139 15 29 9 0 3 13 11 12 0 0 .242 .302 .392 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 170 22 45 8 0 6 24 7 21 0 0 .287 .327 .452 .166 .272 11.4 -2.6 0.9
2004 CHA MLB 534 94 151 38 2 24 69 30 91 17 5 .310 .361 .544 .234 .295 43.1 1.0 4.3
2005 CHA MLB 640 77 156 30 5 13 69 32 116 16 5 .270 .329 .407 .137 .255 21.0 6.3 2.8
2006 PHI MLB 445 59 106 24 3 12 47 18 76 10 4 .262 .321 .425 .163 .258 17.6 2.3 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 684 105 189 45 0 27 89 47 119 6 3 .309 .374 .515 .206 .292 50.8 -5.3 4.5
2008 SFN MLB 611 57 149 37 0 13 70 44 126 2 4 .271 .339 .410 .138 .266 24.0 10.8 3.5
2009 SFN MLB 546 61 130 30 2 15 64 30 125 4 1 .261 .319 .419 .158 .259 16.5 -2.1 1.5
2010 SFN MLB 357 42 76 12 2 11 34 16 74 5 3 .230 .281 .378 .148 .242 1.6 1.4 0.3
2011 SFN MLB 351 34 77 22 2 4 21 10 84 2 3 .233 .274 .347 .115 .240 4.3 3.2 0.8

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
2007 23 0.2174 0.4348 0.7000 0.8000 0.3333 0.7500 0.6667 0.3000
2008 2104 0.4895 0.4960 0.7524 0.6650 0.3324 0.8759 0.5154 0.2476
2009 1863 0.5126 0.5089 0.7455 0.6618 0.3469 0.8528 0.5302 0.2545
2010 1208 0.5224 0.5141 0.7649 0.6466 0.3692 0.8627 0.5775 0.2351
2011 1234 0.5081 0.5016 0.7480 0.6427 0.3558 0.8437 0.5694 0.2520
Career64320.5050.5040.75170.65680.3480.86010.54230.2483

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-17 2011-08-18 DTD 1 1 - Trunk Strain Intercostal - -
2011-06-22 2011-06-23 DTD 1 1 Arm Contusion HBP -
2011-06-11 2011-06-15 DTD 4 3 Wrist Contusion HBP -
2011-05-31 2011-05-31 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Contusion Landed on Ball -
2011-05-19 2011-05-22 DTD 3 3 Low Back Soreness Jammed While Running -
2011-05-03 2011-05-03 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2011-04-19 2011-04-19 DTD 0 0 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2011-03-06 2011-03-11 Camp 5 0 Groin Strain -
2011-03-06 2011-03-13 Camp 7 0 Right Wrist Contusion HBP -
2010-04-17 2010-04-17 On-Alr 0 0 Head Concussion HBP -
2010-04-17 2010-05-02 15-DL 15 13 Left Face Fracture HBP -
2010-03-15 2010-03-21 Camp 6 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-09-26 2009-09-29 DTD 3 2 Low Back Strain -
2009-08-09 2009-08-09 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-01 2009-08-01 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-07-27 2009-07-31 DTD 4 4 Left Forearm Soreness -
2009-07-23 2009-07-25 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Strain -
2009-07-21 2009-07-22 DTD 1 1 Forearm Contusion -
2009-06-29 2009-06-29 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion -
2009-06-01 2009-06-02 DTD 1 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2009-04-22 2009-04-24 DTD 2 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2008-08-14 2008-08-15 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2008-06-07 2008-06-08 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2008-04-27 2008-04-27 DTD 0 0 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2008-04-13 2008-04-14 DTD 1 1 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2008-04-11 2008-04-12 DTD 1 1 Groin Soreness -
2008-04-05 2008-04-07 DTD 2 2 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2008-03-26 2008-03-27 Camp 1 0 Left Contusion HBP -
2007-09-07 2007-09-07 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain -
2007-08-10 2007-08-10 DTD 0 0 Blurred Vision Corneal Abrasion -
2007-07-27 2007-07-28 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2007-07-01 2007-07-01 DTD 0 0 Right Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2006-08-22 2006-10-01 15-DL 40 37 Left Ankle Surgery Fracture 2006-08-25
2006-05-12 2006-05-27 15-DL 15 13 Face Surgery Fractures 2006-05-12
2005-10-14 2005-10-14 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2005-04-15 2005-04-15 DTD 0 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2002-11-01 2002-11-01 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Fracture Clavicle -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 SFN $13,600,000
2011 SFN $13,600,000
2010 SFN $13,600,000
2009 SFN $9,600,000
2008 SFN $8,000,000
2007 PHI $4,350,000
2006 PHI $3,250,000
2005 CHA $2,000,000
2004 CHA $340,000
2003 CHA $320,000
2002 CHA $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$68,885,000
11 yrTotal$68,885,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 55 dCraig Landis1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/13/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.48M in majors. Released by Miami 3/29/12.
  • 5 years/$60M (2008-12). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/12/07. $8M signing bonus (paid $4M each, 2008-09). 08:$8M, 09:$8M, 10-12:$12M/year. Full no-trade clause in 2008. Limited no-trade protection in 2009-12. DFA by San Francisco 8/31/11. Released 9/8/11.
  • 1 year/$4.35M (2007). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $15,000 for All-Star.
  • 2 years/$8.5M (2005-06), plus 2007 option. 05:$2M, 06:$3.25M, 07:$3.25M player option or $5M club option. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Chicago White Sox 11/05. 2007 option declined 11/06.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004). Re-signed 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2003). Re-signed 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2002). Re-signed 3/02

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Even with SSS fun, it's clear the Giants are going to be awfultastic, right? When subtracting Mark DeRosa and Aaron Rowand hobbles an offense, a team's in trouble.
(Bryan from Grounding into DP)
Well, this is what happened last year, no? (And by using "no?" at the end of the sentence I mean that yes, this is what happened last year. Maybe I should've just said that.) The Giants have a tremendous rotation and a pretty solid bullpen, and, once again, one of the most anemic offenses in recent memory. But don't discount the pitching; they will be in games all year long. I ultimately see their fate being similar to last year's: 85-89 wins, out of the playoffs. (Eric Seidman)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Alex Rios for 2010?
(MickeyRivers from Philadelphia)
Plus defensive center fielder who'll hit .275 with some power and not enough walks. He's more or less comparable to Aaron Rowand, I think.

And if it were my team, I'd STILL move Ramirez to CF. Grrr. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Cubs will release Bradley, or find a trade partner? [As a Giants fan, may I present Aaron Rowand?]
(Rob from Oakland)
I think they'll try to trade him for somebody else's big contract headache, but that the likelihood isn't terribly high that they'll be able to find a match. Hendry has to know that his move to suspend Bradley opens up at least better-than-even probability that he'll be sinking the cost of some large fraction of the remaining $21 million on his deal.

Maybe they can swap him for Alex Rios, who's none too popular on the South Side. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How will the giants do this season. thanks
(Trevor from austin TX)
They'll be within a few games of .500 either way. If Barry Zito regains even his 2006-07 form, they could be in the wild-card race into September. They also have a lot of veterans, like Edgar Renteria, Aaron Rowand and Randy Winn, who if they tick upwards would push them into a race. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Will, your thoughts on the Giants' haul from the Durham trade?
(Oren from LA)
Ford is speedy but no one seems to think he's a real player. I'm told Hammond could be useful at the front of a pen. It's a nice move by the Brewers and seems in line with last year's deal that brought in ... umm, crap, the guy from the Pirates. Rajai Davis. With that big OF in Telco Park, someone must have told Sabean he needed speed, though with Aaron Rowand signed, you can't play those guys on corners, tho I guess Rowand could shift. (Will Carroll)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve who loses more games this year the giants for O's my money is on the Giants.
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
I think the Giants as well. Interesting question: if you merged picked the best players off of both teams, could you come up with a roster that would win 90 games? I don't think so; the Giants would supply some pitching and maybe Aaron Rowand, while the O's could throw in a pitcher or two and most of the their (still insufficient) lineup. Suffice it to say both will be pretty bad. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)How good do you think Adam Jones is? There's been alot of talk that the Mariners were better with him than Bedard. I keep thinking Andruw Jones or Vernon Wells. Am I right?
(hanley from not boston)
Adam Jones is fantastic, and I still don't like that trade for Seattle. Jones is truly fantastic defensively, and then even if he hits at about 80% of Vernon Wells, he's just as valuable (ok, that's hyperbolizing things, maybe). With the bat I go back and forth -- I've thought Vernon before, too, and sometimes I think maybe a bit less. Maybe Jones is going to be just like Aaron Rowand ... yeah, I think that's right on. (Bryan Smith)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do the Giants NOT lose 100 games? (And why does Brian Sabean still have a job?)
(kmdarcy from Portland, Oregon)
Aaron Rowand is going to have to tenaciously crash into a lot of walls for the Giants to not lose 100 games. Walls and opposing pitchers.

Let's ignore the fact that I forgot to close that link in the intro, shall we? That whole second blue part is one page of rankings. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)So everybody knows that Sabean is a bad GM... but here's my question. Very literally, what is he thinking (what's his perspective) when he brings back vizquel this year and goes and gets Rowand. Neither of these guys will be here the next time the Giants are in the play-offs (probably 2108). Is MacGowan giving him pressure to put butts in the seats?
(getalong tom from Willits)
If he is, he's doing a bad job of it. I'm not sure anybody's making a discretionary leisure expense decision on the basis of a desire to see Aaron Rowand. Maybe it's a way to distract people from the really lousy Safeway-chain products--that has to be the worst salsa ever made.

Are there still biker rallies up in Willits? Man, just the name of the place takes me back a ways...

Anyway, the Giants are almost gearing up to make these next five years a never-ending re-enactment of the '85 demonstration of offensive ineptitude. Without the Gladden vs. Chili sparring matches, of course, because they're all such happy Giants these days. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Love your column. Could you give me an opinion on how you think Kenny Williams has done as the White Sox GM this past offseason, as well as on a whole for his tenure? And how exactly do you think the somewhat unique status in Chicago's market the Sox have impacts his approach? Since the WS victory, attendance has been markedly different to the point where pre-strike levels have finally been attained. Do they finally have a reliable fan base or will they be desperate for fans once again if they see another poor performance from the club?
(colintj from Chicago)
Thanks colintj, I appreciate the compliment. Overall, I think Kenny Williams has had a decent blend of luck and daring, and perhaps more bad moves than good. Consider the Swisher move--it's a better choice than giving Torii Hunter or Aaron Rowand the money they would have cost. That wasn't part of any master design, but it's going to work out really very nicely for the Sox. While he says some things that are easy to lampoon, and nobody's calling him the best GM, he's also not the worst GM, not by any stretch. (Christina Kahrl)


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