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Shane Spencer LFYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 1867 .262 .326 .428 .268 5.9
Birth Date2-20-1972
Height5' 11"
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
1998 NYA 26 27 73 67 18 25 6 0 10 61 5 12 0 1 0 27 0 1 .373 .411 .910 .432 15.0 -0.7 1.4
1999 NYA 27 71 226 205 25 48 8 0 8 80 18 51 2 1 0 20 0 4 .234 .301 .390 .237 -2.5 -0.0 -0.2
2000 NYA 28 73 276 248 33 70 11 3 9 114 19 45 2 7 0 40 1 2 .282 .330 .460 .264 5.6 2.5 0.8
2001 NYA 29 80 311 283 40 73 14 2 10 121 21 58 4 3 0 46 4 1 .258 .315 .428 .276 12.9 4.0 1.7
2002 NYA 30 94 329 288 32 71 15 2 6 108 31 62 4 4 2 34 0 3 .247 .324 .375 .251 2.8 -1.6 0.1
2003 CLE 31 64 232 210 23 57 10 0 8 91 18 52 1 3 0 26 2 0 .271 .328 .433 .279 10.1 -0.5 0.9
2003 TEX 31 55 216 185 16 42 10 0 4 64 27 40 2 2 0 23 0 0 .227 .329 .346 .242 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2004 NYN 32 74 204 185 21 52 10 1 4 76 13 37 2 2 2 26 6 0 .281 .332 .411 .277 8.1 4.9 1.3
Career5381867167120843884859715152357172342421311.262.326.428.26851.68.15.9

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
1991 ONE A- 18 67 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 GRB A 83 297 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 GRB A 122 494 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TAM A+ 90 367 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TAM A+ 134 573 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NRW AA 126 528 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 COH AAA 9 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 0 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .249 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 27 73 .432 .278 .352 .461 .281 .326 95 13.8 2.0 -0.8 -0.7 0.6 15.0 1.4 15.0 1.4
1998 COH AAA 0 386 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 71 226 .237 .275 .346 .440 .265 .272 96 -6 6.3 -1.9 -0.0 -3.3 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
1999 COH AAA 0 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 73 276 .264 .277 .344 .445 .264 .303 92 1.4 7.8 -3.8 2.5 -2.2 5.6 0.8 5.6 0.8
2001 NYA MLB 80 311 .276 .267 .334 .429 .265 .289 95 5.4 8.5 -3.2 4.0 0.0 12.9 1.7 12.9 1.7
2001 COH AAA 49 201 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYA MLB 94 329 .251 .261 .330 .415 .260 .290 99 -3.1 8.8 -2.9 -1.6 -1.3 2.8 0.1 2.8 0.1
2003 CLE MLB 64 232 .279 .272 .334 .438 .267 .320 96 4.8 6.3 -2.7 -0.5 -0.5 10.1 0.9 10.1 0.9
2003 TEX MLB 55 216 .242 .257 .324 .410 .257 .266 107 -4.1 5.9 -1.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2004 NYN MLB 74 204 .277 .255 .320 .411 .254 .329 92 3.8 6.1 -1.3 4.9 -0.1 8.1 1.3 8.1 1.3
2004 TAM A+ 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COH AAA 15 57 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 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
1991 ONE A- 67 10 13 2 1 0 3 10 9 2 2 .245 .358 .321 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 GRB A 297 43 74 10 2 3 27 33 37 8 2 .287 .373 .376 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 GRB A 494 89 116 35 2 12 80 52 62 14 2 .269 .352 .443 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TAM A+ 367 44 97 22 3 8 53 30 53 5 3 .290 .350 .446 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TAM A+ 573 87 150 31 3 16 88 61 60 14 8 .300 .382 .470 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 COH AAA 37 7 11 4 0 3 6 5 5 0 1 .355 .459 .774 .419 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NRW AA 528 70 114 19 0 29 89 68 99 4 2 .253 .356 .489 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 527 78 109 34 4 30 86 71 105 0 2 .241 .349 .533 .292 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA 386 66 110 29 1 18 67 41 59 1 3 .322 .399 .570 .249 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 73 18 25 6 0 10 27 5 12 0 1 .373 .411 .910 .537 .432 15.0 -0.7 1.4
1999 COH AAA 59 17 18 2 0 2 10 9 8 0 0 .360 .458 .520 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB 226 25 48 8 0 8 20 18 51 0 4 .234 .301 .390 .156 .237 -2.5 -0.0 -0.2
2000 NYA MLB 276 33 70 11 3 9 40 19 45 1 2 .282 .330 .460 .177 .264 5.6 2.5 0.8
2001 COH AAA 201 17 40 10 1 3 14 23 21 4 1 .231 .328 .353 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 311 40 73 14 2 10 46 21 58 4 1 .258 .315 .428 .170 .276 12.9 4.0 1.7
2002 NYA MLB 329 32 71 15 2 6 34 31 62 0 3 .247 .324 .375 .128 .251 2.8 -1.6 0.1
2003 CLE MLB 232 23 57 10 0 8 26 18 52 2 0 .271 .328 .433 .162 .279 10.1 -0.5 0.9
2003 TEX MLB 216 16 42 10 0 4 23 27 40 0 0 .227 .329 .346 .119 .242 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2004 NYN MLB 204 21 52 10 1 4 26 13 37 6 0 .281 .332 .411 .130 .277 8.1 4.9 1.3
2004 TAM A+ 10 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COH AAA 57 6 12 3 0 0 4 7 14 1 0 .250 .368 .312 .062 .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
2004-07-23 2004-08-07 15-DL 15 13 Right Foot Laceration -
2001-04-02 2001-04-29 15-DL 27 24 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery ACL - -
2000-07-10 2000-10-27 60-DL 109 78 Right Knee Surgery ACL - -
1999-07-03 1999-07-27 15-DL 24 20 - General Medical Cardiovascular Atrial Fibrillation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 NYN $537,500
2003 CLE, TEX $900,000
2002 NYA $885,000
2001 NYA $320,000
2000 NYA $250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,892,500
5 yrTotal$2,892,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 49 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 8/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.5375M (04) designated for assignment 7/04 contract purchased 4/04 signed as a free agent from TX 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • FA 10/03 after clearing waivers
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/03
  • USAT 03 tot comp:$0.6M
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 1/03, 1 year/$0.9M (03)
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 ($1.2M - $750K) 1 year/$0.885M (02)+$90K in bonuses

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Every Given Sunday: Youth and Age, Both Will Be ServedJohn Perrotto2007-04-29
Future Shock: Where the Cardinals Came FromKevin Goldstein2006-10-19
Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-15
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Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
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Transaction Analysis: August 8-11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-14
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