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Jeff Salazar PHD-backs

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 348 .232 .335 .349 .237 -0.2
Birth Date11-24-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2006 COL 25 19 67 53 13 15 4 0 1 22 11 16 1 1 1 8 2 0 .283 .409 .415 .274 5.4 -1.1 0.4
2007 ARI 26 38 103 94 13 26 6 1 1 37 9 19 0 0 0 10 2 0 .277 .340 .394 .248 1.4 1.4 0.3
2008 ARI 27 90 152 128 17 27 5 3 2 44 21 41 2 0 1 12 0 2 .211 .331 .344 .239 -1.9 -3.3 -0.5
2009 PIT 28 21 26 23 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .043 .154 .043 .083 -4.1 0.2 -0.4
Career1683482984469154410444833123152.232.335.349.2370.8-2.8-0.2

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
2002 TRI A- 72 328 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ASH A 129 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 VIS A+ 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VIS A+ 75 358 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUL AA 58 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUL AA 69 319 .273 .279 .347 .428 .260 .316 107 4 8.1 -0.2 5.3 2.4 16.8 2.2 16.8 2.2
2005 CSP AAA 59 272 .253 .290 .357 .458 .277 .320 113 -1.8 6.8 0.2 5.1 1.3 5.5 1.0 5.5 1.0
2006 COL MLB 19 67 .274 .254 .329 .417 .262 .378 110 1.1 2.0 0.2 -1.1 2.1 5.4 0.4 5.4 0.4
2006 CSP AAA 85 381 .255 .274 .343 .423 .266 .302 115 -1.9 10.6 0.9 -5.5 1.5 12.1 0.7 12.1 0.7
2007 ARI MLB 38 103 .248 .249 .315 .392 .246 .338 104 -1.3 3.1 -0.9 1.4 -0.2 1.4 0.3 1.4 0.3
2007 TUC AAA 108 472 .291 .280 .344 .439 .265 .325 107 16 14.1 0.6 6.3 3.6 31.9 3.7 31.9 3.7
2008 ARI MLB 90 152 .239 .263 .327 .415 .260 .294 99 -3.5 4.4 -0.7 -3.3 -1.4 -1.9 -0.5 -1.9 -0.5
2008 TUC AAA 24 115 .339 .274 .338 .432 .255 .390 110 10.4 3.6 -1 0.5 0.2 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2009 PIT MLB 21 26 .083 .247 .318 .374 .247 .062 98 -4.9 0.7 0 0.2 0.0 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2009 IND AAA 84 351 .260 .261 .327 .398 .246 .301 104 -0.1 10.2 -1 0.3 1.7 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2010 NOR AAA 117 492 .256 .265 .332 .413 .253 .278 99 -2.1 15.1 -4 -5.8 -0.4 9.4 0.3 9.4 0.3
2011 CSP AAA 30 82 .250 .294 .367 .459 .268 .255 134 -1 2.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2011 TOL AAA 66 262 .259 .259 .326 .394 .251 .287 93 -0.4 8.1 0.7 1.1 2.2 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2011 OBR Wnt 22 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DUR AAA 68 234 .213 .260 .328 .389 .253 .256 103 -12.5 7.0 -2.1 0.3 -0.6 -8.4 -0.8 -8.4 -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
2002 TRI A- 328 38 63 5 4 4 21 47 43 10 6 .235 .344 .328 .093 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 VIS A+ 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ASH A 578 109 138 23 4 29 98 77 74 28 14 .284 .387 .527 .243 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VIS A+ 358 79 109 18 9 13 44 38 33 17 2 .347 .419 .586 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUL AA 270 39 50 13 2 1 17 35 31 10 3 .223 .325 .312 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUL AA 319 47 74 13 2 6 35 44 49 12 8 .278 .380 .410 .132 .273 16.8 5.3 2.2
2005 CSP AAA 272 42 62 17 3 6 26 32 58 5 2 .263 .347 .436 .174 .253 5.5 5.1 1.0
2006 CSP AAA 381 62 87 14 7 9 39 46 64 12 5 .265 .356 .433 .168 .255 12.1 -5.5 0.7
2006 COL MLB 67 13 15 4 0 1 8 11 16 2 0 .283 .409 .415 .132 .274 5.4 -1.1 0.4
2007 TUC AAA 472 76 120 31 9 10 68 56 56 18 5 .299 .389 .495 .197 .291 31.9 6.3 3.7
2007 ARI MLB 103 13 26 6 1 1 10 9 19 2 0 .277 .340 .394 .117 .248 1.4 1.4 0.3
2008 TUC AAA 115 29 36 6 3 4 18 14 14 3 0 .364 .439 .606 .242 .339 12.9 0.5 1.3
2008 ARI MLB 152 17 27 5 3 2 12 21 41 0 2 .211 .331 .344 .133 .239 -1.9 -3.3 -0.5
2009 IND AAA 351 43 85 7 3 10 39 30 57 16 0 .270 .336 .406 .137 .260 10.8 0.3 1.1
2009 PIT MLB 26 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 7 1 0 .043 .154 .043 .000 .083 -4.1 0.2 -0.4
2010 NOR AAA 492 59 110 14 1 16 55 48 82 26 3 .252 .329 .399 .147 .256 9.4 -5.8 0.3
2011 TOL AAA 262 39 49 10 1 6 30 38 62 15 4 .226 .342 .364 .138 .259 7.6 1.1 0.8
2011 CSP AAA 82 19 15 2 0 3 9 16 14 8 0 .234 .395 .406 .172 .250 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2011 OBR Wnt 99 15 22 7 0 4 14 15 18 2 2 .272 .398 .506 .235 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 DUR AAA 234 21 45 8 0 5 22 20 48 4 2 .216 .287 .327 .111 .213 -8.4 0.3 -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
2008 570 0.5035 0.4228 0.7510 0.6341 0.2085 0.7857 0.6441 0.2490
2009 98 0.5510 0.4184 0.6829 0.5741 0.2273 0.7097 0.6000 0.3171
Career6680.51050.42220.7410.62530.21130.77460.63760.259

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-02 2011-06-20 Minors 18 17 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2010-07-21 2010-07-28 Minors 7 0 Right Ankle Not Disclosed -
2007-09-11 2007-09-14 DTD 3 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2006-03-07 2006-03-14 Camp 7 0 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 ARI $393,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$393,000
1 yrTotal$393,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 115 dRob Martin, ICON Sports

Details
  • Signed as a free agent 1/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent from Arizona 2008-09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 7/1/09. DFA 8/15/09. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/20/09.
  • 1 year/$0.393M (2008). Re-signed 3/9/08. DFA 7/4/08. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/08. Contract purchased 8/10/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Claimed off waivers from Coloardo 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 2/05.

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Journeyman Jeff Salazar was called up last July to serve as the backup to McCutchen, but he rarely played and was brutal when he did.
2009 Salazar has gotten much further than was expected when he was an eighth-round pick out of college in 2002. He nearly went 30-30 in his full-season debut in the minors, but he's nowhere near that good. The Diamondbacks went back and forth between he and Romero as the primary extra outfielder (an oxymoronic term, we know), but Salazar offers more value as he runs better, works the count better, and has a little more pop. That said, he's not starting material. The D'backs non-tendered him in December, making him a free agent at press time.
2008 Snagging guys on waivers is as useful to a team at the top as one at the bottom. The left-handed Salazar is a good fit as a fourth outfielder for this team with three right-handed outfield regulars. He has the range to handle center, good speed, solid plate coverage, the sort of approach that can work while pinch-hitting, and a useful blend of patience and some sock against righties.
2007 Unlike Koshansky, Salazar has unfortunately proven that his 29-homer barrage in 2003 was indeed a product of Asheville`s cozy confines. Still, he`s a patient hitter and a good baserunner despite merely decent speed, though his defense seemed to regress a bit in 2006, and his arm remains below-average. Taveras`s arrival will leave Salazar scrambling for a role with the team, but he could capably fill the larger side of a center-field platoon.
2006 After his huge `03 season in Asheville, Salazar has struggled to regain his power stroke. He`s always been just a little too old for his levels, and his Asheville numbers were helped by the park`s unique dimensions, but he does have exceptional plate discipline. He may make a career of playing good defense in center, drawing his walks, and popping a few doubles in the wide-open outfields of the NL West.
2005 Frenquently pops up on prospect lists, for the same reasons that Choo Freeman or Matt Holliday did, and with just as much reason. Aided by friendly parks and leagues in A-ball, assuming he can regroup and master Double-A in time to have a career, he's a solid enough center fielder to handle the position. More likely to aspire to the wanderings of fourth outfielderdom.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: TA-letteChristina Kahrl2009-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Transaction ActionChristina Kahrl2009-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Feeling Byrnes'dJoe Sheehan2009-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, NL WestJay Jaffe2009-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, NL CentralJay Jaffe2009-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central HousekeepingChristina Kahrl2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dunn Deal and Post-Deadline DetritusChristina Kahrl2008-08-11
Transaction of the Day: The Return of PigpenChristina Kahrl2008-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Interleague Advantages?Joe Sheehan2008-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Flashing Leather Down on the FarmDan Fox2008-02-21
Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus RockiesJoe Sheehan2007-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the D'backs Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-11
Playoff Prospectus: Cubs versus DiamondbacksNate Silver2007-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Swaps and MovesChristina Kahrl2007-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the WestsChristina Kahrl2007-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-27Christina Kahrl2006-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Colorado RockiesWill Carroll2006-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Colorado RockiesThomas Gorman2006-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessA Look at the California League: Part II, A's, Rockies and Devil Rays ProspectsMichael Wolverton2004-06-18


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