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Portrait of Paul Sorrento

Paul Sorrento 1BIndians

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 3890 .257 .340 .457 .269 4.8
Birth Date11-17-1965
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1989 MIN 23 14 27 21 2 5 0 0 0 5 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .238 .370 .238 .261 0.5 -0.1 0.0
1990 MIN 24 41 135 121 11 25 4 1 5 46 12 31 1 1 0 13 1 1 .207 .281 .380 .235 -2.6 -0.7 -0.4
1991 MIN 25 26 51 47 6 12 2 0 4 26 4 11 0 0 0 13 0 0 .255 .314 .553 .272 0.6 -0.9 -0.0
1992 CLE 26 140 514 458 52 123 24 1 18 203 51 89 1 3 1 60 0 3 .269 .341 .443 .270 6.6 -0.2 0.7
1993 CLE 27 148 527 463 75 119 26 1 18 201 58 121 2 4 0 65 3 1 .257 .340 .434 .265 5.6 2.8 0.9
1994 CLE 28 95 360 322 43 90 14 0 14 146 34 68 0 3 1 62 0 1 .280 .345 .453 .262 2.3 -3.8 -0.1
1995 CLE 29 104 378 323 50 76 14 0 25 165 51 71 0 4 0 79 1 1 .235 .336 .511 .281 15.1 -6.5 0.8
1996 SEA 30 143 542 471 67 136 32 1 23 239 57 103 7 5 2 93 0 2 .289 .370 .507 .287 22.6 -2.1 1.9
1997 SEA 31 146 513 457 68 123 19 0 31 235 51 112 3 2 0 80 0 2 .269 .345 .514 .280 16.0 0.0 1.6
1998 TBA 32 137 495 435 40 98 27 0 17 176 54 133 3 3 0 57 2 3 .225 .313 .405 .252 -5.2 0.3 -0.5
1999 TBA 33 99 348 294 40 69 14 1 11 118 49 101 4 1 0 42 1 1 .235 .351 .401 .258 2.9 -5.0 -0.2
Career1093389034124548761765166156042684421274565815.257.340.457.26964.4-16.14.8

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
1986 QUD A 53 204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .435 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 PSP A+ 16 66 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 PSP A+ 114 454 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 PSP A+ 133 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 MIN MLB 14 27 .261 .254 .316 .379 .258 .278 106 0 0.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
1989 ORL AA 140 604 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MIN MLB 41 135 .235 .253 .320 .380 .258 .233 103 -3.3 3.6 -2.3 -0.7 -1.4 -2.6 -0.4 -2.6 -0.4
1990 POR AAA 102 424 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 MIN MLB 26 51 .272 .244 .317 .361 .253 .250 105 0.6 1.4 -0.7 -0.9 -1.3 0.6 -0.0 0.6 -0.0
1991 POR AAA 113 485 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CLE MLB 140 514 .270 .256 .322 .379 .262 .297 105 4.8 13.3 -8.3 -0.2 -2.3 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
1993 CLE MLB 148 527 .265 .267 .335 .407 .263 .308 101 3 15.1 -9.4 2.8 -0.4 5.6 0.9 5.6 0.9
1994 CLE MLB 95 360 .262 .275 .345 .435 .268 .313 101 0.7 10.9 -7 -3.8 -0.3 2.3 -0.1 2.3 -0.1
1995 CLE MLB 104 378 .281 .271 .344 .431 .268 .221 98 9 11.3 -7.1 -6.5 0.9 15.1 0.8 15.1 0.8
1996 SEA MLB 143 542 .287 .278 .348 .448 .269 .323 102 17.1 16.8 -10.4 -2.1 -1.5 22.6 1.9 22.6 1.9
1997 SEA MLB 146 513 .280 .275 .340 .437 .266 .291 102 11.4 14.1 -9.3 0.0 -0.4 16.0 1.6 16.0 1.6
1998 TBA MLB 137 495 .252 .270 .336 .428 .266 .281 94 -4.3 13.5 -8.8 0.3 -6.4 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5
1999 TBA MLB 99 348 .258 .275 .346 .440 .265 .317 96 -1 9.7 -4.1 -5.0 -0.6 2.9 -0.2 2.9 -0.2
2000 SAC AAA 0 172 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1986 PSP A+ 66 5 15 3 0 1 7 4 15 0 1 .242 .288 .339 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 QUD A 204 33 63 11 2 6 34 24 40 0 0 .356 .438 .542 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 PSP A+ 454 66 83 14 2 8 45 78 95 1 2 .224 .364 .338 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 PSP A+ 582 91 133 30 6 14 99 110 101 3 4 .286 .425 .467 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 MIN MLB 27 2 5 0 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 .238 .370 .238 .000 .261 0.5 -0.1 0.0
1989 ORL AA 604 81 130 35 2 27 112 84 119 1 1 .255 .368 .491 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MIN MLB 135 11 25 4 1 5 13 12 31 1 1 .207 .281 .380 .174 .235 -2.6 -0.7 -0.4
1990 POR AAA 424 59 107 27 1 19 72 64 95 3 0 .302 .411 .545 .243 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 POR AAA 485 59 126 30 2 13 79 62 65 1 0 .308 .409 .487 .178 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 MIN MLB 51 6 12 2 0 4 13 4 11 0 0 .255 .314 .553 .298 .272 0.6 -0.9 -0.0
1992 CLE MLB 514 52 123 24 1 18 60 51 89 0 3 .269 .341 .443 .175 .270 6.6 -0.2 0.7
1993 CLE MLB 527 75 119 26 1 18 65 58 121 3 1 .257 .340 .434 .177 .265 5.6 2.8 0.9
1994 CLE MLB 360 43 90 14 0 14 62 34 68 0 1 .280 .345 .453 .174 .262 2.3 -3.8 -0.1
1995 CLE MLB 378 50 76 14 0 25 79 51 71 1 1 .235 .336 .511 .276 .281 15.1 -6.5 0.8
1996 SEA MLB 542 67 136 32 1 23 93 57 103 0 2 .289 .370 .507 .219 .287 22.6 -2.1 1.9
1997 SEA MLB 513 68 123 19 0 31 80 51 112 0 2 .269 .345 .514 .245 .280 16.0 0.0 1.6
1998 TBA MLB 495 40 98 27 0 17 57 54 133 2 3 .225 .313 .405 .179 .252 -5.2 0.3 -0.5
1999 TBA MLB 348 40 69 14 1 11 42 49 101 1 1 .235 .351 .401 .167 .258 2.9 -5.0 -0.2
2000 SAC AAA 172 25 38 9 1 6 32 33 34 1 0 .273 .413 .482 .209 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1999-04-08 1999-04-23 15-DL 15 15 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Baseball Therapy: Does Postseason Experience Really Matter?Russell A. Carleton2013-10-14
The Lineup Card: 10 Incidents of CheatingBaseball Prospectus2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Cheating Cheaters and Their Awful ExcusesMichael Bates2012-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSo You Need: PowerMarc Normandin2009-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: WhiningJoe Sheehan2009-07-02
Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship ExpectancyMatt Swartz2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFRDan Fox2008-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Mommy, It's a Stray Datum! Can We Keep It?Jim Baker2007-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Decline of the FallJoe Sheehan2006-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: End of an ERAJoe Sheehan2006-06-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2005-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Welcome, and Welcome BackJoe Sheehan2004-09-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Houston AstrosBaseball Prospectus2003-04-28
Aim For The Head: Long Plate Appearances MailbagKeith Woolner2002-07-12
Friday Afternoon with Bud: Truth From FictionDoug Pappas2002-04-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Garret Jones was really impressive, and pretty consistent, after being given a full-time gig. Think he can put up a 30+ hr season next year, with his average coming back down to say .280?
(Greg764 from Pittsburgh)
I know that Kevin Maas gets brought up with Jones, but I don't see it, given that Maas was very much more of a Cust-y type, while Jones' UIBB rate is less than 10 percent. I guess I'm still making my comparison to Paul Sorrento, in that I could see Jones being a useful power source for a couple of seasons in a best-case scenario. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, can you offer your take on two NL outfielders, Raul Ibanez and Garrett Jones? Both had surprising performances this year. Ibanez has been AWFUL in the second half. Maybe he's injured? Garrett Jones just hasn't let up. When the clock strikes 12, will he be a pumpkin again? Or is he here to stay (sort of a Ryan Ludwick type late-bloomer)? Thanks!
(Sharky from The Deep End)
Re: Ibanez, I'm reminded of one old Strat opponent who always liked to mildly observe, "it all evens out in the end." I never really bought into that (Willingham's season is going to look insanely great relative to the rest of his career no matter what, for example), but it certainly seems that somebody's applied a leveller of some sort. Jones might be a latter-day Paul Sorrento of sorts, in that he's always had employable power, and simply needed the opportunity; Jones has helped himself by being employable enough in an outfield corner, but first base is really the position he'll wind up at, sort of the same way Sorrento had to diversify. That's the nature of first base, if you're not someone like Pujols (superstar moving from another position) or Prince Fielder (drafter to be a superstar), you need to make a great impression with what opportunities you do get. Witness what's happened to Daric Barton, or how long it took Carlos Pena to finally stick; if you blow an opportunity, competition for playing time at first base is *fierce*. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Does Garret Jones project more as a tweener, solid regular, or somewhere in between? Thanks.
(Marco from San Diego)
As much as I'd like for him to be, say, the new Paul Sorrento, a guy who makes it and sticks at first base after getting up to The Show a bit late, I'm going to wait and see where he's at come month's end before jumping on the bandwagon. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts about Chris Davis so far? Adam Dunn with less on base skills?
(ew from Madison)
That guy can't play in the majors, if so. There should be some development left, which would make the difference between him being Paul Sorrento and, say, Paul Konerko. (Joe Sheehan)


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