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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 2573 .275 .335 .399 .251 3.6
Birth Date1-19-1973
Height5' 9"
Weight175 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
1995 KCA 22 22 39 35 7 6 1 0 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .171 .256 .200 .148 -4.3 -0.4 -0.5
1996 KCA 23 36 95 92 8 27 6 0 0 33 2 5 0 0 1 6 5 2 .293 .309 .359 .226 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1
1997 CIN 24 49 215 198 31 69 7 1 6 96 11 13 4 0 2 28 11 2 .348 .394 .485 .308 14.7 3.5 1.8
1998 CIN 25 123 388 347 52 88 10 1 6 118 32 36 4 1 4 27 15 1 .254 .323 .340 .232 -3.2 3.3 0.0
1999 CIN 26 73 129 113 18 27 1 0 2 34 12 13 0 1 3 14 5 2 .239 .310 .301 .223 -1.3 -1.9 -0.3
2000 CIN 27 119 420 380 71 127 24 1 12 189 32 54 2 3 3 40 5 2 .334 .386 .497 .284 27.4 -3.9 2.2
2001 BOS 28 96 386 361 52 101 19 2 8 148 20 56 3 1 1 33 4 5 .280 .322 .410 .252 3.2 -3.5 -0.0
2002 CHN 29 98 225 195 25 47 9 1 5 73 21 29 1 3 5 26 1 1 .241 .314 .374 .246 3.7 -3.2 0.1
2003 COL 30 138 502 443 71 113 31 3 11 183 48 76 6 2 3 73 3 1 .255 .335 .413 .251 8.8 1.1 1.0
2004 PIT 31 74 174 162 16 35 10 0 1 48 9 23 2 0 1 16 0 0 .216 .266 .296 .205 -5.4 -0.1 -0.5
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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
1992 MYR A 127 531 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 DUN A+ 123 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 KNX AA 136 584 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KCA MLB 22 39 .148 .271 .329 .422 .256 .188 100 -4.8 1.2 0 -0.4 0.5 -4.3 -0.5 -4.3 -0.5
1995 OMA AAA 83 347 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB 36 95 .226 .286 .352 .462 .275 .310 97 -3.7 2.9 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
1996 OMA AAA 72 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 49 215 .308 .261 .329 .406 .257 .352 103 11.3 5.7 -1.2 3.5 -0.0 14.7 1.8 14.7 1.8
1997 IND AAA 0 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OMA AAA 0 351 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 123 388 .232 .262 .331 .408 .256 .268 101 -12 10.1 -1.9 3.3 3.0 -3.2 0.0 -3.2 0.0
1999 CIN MLB 73 129 .223 .267 .342 .424 .259 .253 99 -5.5 3.5 -0.1 -1.9 0.6 -1.3 -0.3 -1.3 -0.3
2000 CIN MLB 119 420 .284 .270 .344 .435 .261 .363 104 12.1 11.6 1.2 -3.9 2.8 27.4 2.2 27.4 2.2
2001 BOS MLB 96 386 .252 .266 .330 .426 .261 .312 96 -3.3 10.6 0.4 -3.5 -0.1 3.2 -0.0 3.2 -0.0
2001 PAW AAA 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 98 225 .246 .257 .329 .408 .256 .256 101 -3.4 5.7 0.5 -3.2 -0.4 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.1
2003 COL MLB 138 502 .251 .261 .330 .417 .260 .285 112 -4.7 13.2 1.9 1.1 1.5 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2004 PIT MLB 74 174 .205 .263 .333 .425 .262 .246 96 -10.5 5.2 0.7 -0.1 0.8 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5

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
1992 MYR A 531 67 139 36 0 7 46 16 43 28 14 .284 .309 .401 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 DUN A+ 532 72 151 28 5 7 48 25 40 19 9 .304 .339 .423 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 KNX AA 584 79 173 32 4 8 79 23 36 28 12 .317 .350 .435 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 OMA AAA 347 51 84 12 5 9 42 27 24 4 5 .275 .339 .435 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KCA MLB 39 7 6 1 0 0 2 4 3 0 0 .171 .256 .200 .029 .148 -4.3 -0.4 -0.5
1996 OMA AAA 309 50 101 22 2 10 40 18 17 7 3 .356 .402 .553 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB 95 8 27 6 0 0 6 2 5 5 2 .293 .309 .359 .065 .226 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1
1997 OMA AAA 351 53 88 18 1 8 44 19 25 3 1 .265 .305 .398 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA 89 14 31 8 0 1 17 2 5 4 1 .360 .382 .488 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 215 31 69 7 1 6 28 11 13 11 2 .348 .394 .485 .136 .308 14.7 3.5 1.8
1998 CIN MLB 388 52 88 10 1 6 27 32 36 15 1 .254 .323 .340 .086 .232 -3.2 3.3 0.0
1999 CIN MLB 129 18 27 1 0 2 14 12 13 5 2 .239 .310 .301 .062 .223 -1.3 -1.9 -0.3
2000 CIN MLB 420 71 127 24 1 12 40 32 54 5 2 .334 .386 .497 .163 .284 27.4 -3.9 2.2
2001 PAW AAA 17 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .333 .412 .400 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 386 52 101 19 2 8 33 20 56 4 5 .280 .322 .410 .130 .252 3.2 -3.5 -0.0
2002 CHN MLB 225 25 47 9 1 5 26 21 29 1 1 .241 .314 .374 .133 .246 3.7 -3.2 0.1
2003 COL MLB 502 71 113 31 3 11 73 48 76 3 1 .255 .335 .413 .158 .251 8.8 1.1 1.0
2004 PIT MLB 174 16 35 10 0 1 16 9 23 0 0 .216 .266 .296 .080 .205 -5.4 -0.1 -0.5

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
2005-04-04 2005-10-03 60-DL 182 162 Left Lower Leg Surgery Foul Ball Off Tibia 2005-03-22
2001-05-10 2001-06-07 15-DL 28 24 Left Face Fracture Multiple Fractures Cheekbone -
2001-04-05 2001-04-24 15-DL 19 17 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 PIT $750,000
2003 COL $550,000
2002 CHN $1,250,000
2001 BOS $1,300,000
2000 CIN $375,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,225,000
5 yrTotal$4,225,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 170 dAndy Lipman

Details
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (04)
  • mut option declined 10/03
  • 1 year/$0.55M (03)+$1.25M mutual option $0.2M buyout, $0.25M (03) in bonuses
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 1/03, waived-CHC 11/02 1 year/$1.25M (02) signed as a free agent from BOS 12/01 non-tendered 12/01
  • 1 year/$1.3M (01)

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 )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Pink keisters are all well and good in theory, and you'll find plenty of people in the game who will tell you that Stynes is a fiery gamer you want to have around. Those people are usually the ones who've never employed him, or the ones who have him at the moment; it isn't coincidence that he's been on five teams in five years, and hasn't been dealt (or dealable) in any of the last four. Since his Age-27 season in Cincinnati in 2000, he's disappointed everyone who's picked him up. At some point, you expect that the disappointments will mean a future in the Atlantic League. Or substitute teaching. Maybe even an appearance in a Roger Corman flick as Irritable Victim #2.
2003 One of the truly cranky players in the game, but leave it to Cubby sweetness to cover up for the fact that he treats the Fourth Estate with considerably less respect than Barry Bonds does. By one account, in one fine infield practice he flung a half-dozen throws at a beat writer from one of Chicago’s big four papers, and he wasn’t missing. But you see, he’s not famous, so why write about that? And this is the Cubs, so why suspend him? As a player, he’s a multi-positional asset, but he signed with the Rockies hoping to get plenty of playing time at third.
2002 Acquired from the Reds to be the Sox’ 2001 third baseman—a questionable idea at best—Stynes got hurt in spring training and lost the job to Shea Hillenbrand. He finally received a more or less full-time role in July, and given regular playing time, went .259/.299/.363 after the All-Star break. Stynes is a singles hitter who doesn’t walk and has no power, and as such, he should never see another full-time job.
2001 Don't get too excited. Chris Stynes is a serviceable bench player who had a year at the top of his range. The increased playing time had more to do with Aaron Boone's injury than Stynes's performance. He can help a good team or play too much for a bad one. Traded to the Red Sox, he could end up as the regular third baseman.
2000 He’s a marginally useful bench player who can play second base and the outfield and run a little. He’s worth the roster spot as opposed to, say, Mark Lewis, which isn’t a ringing endorsement. Stynes will play less than that projection indicates.
1999 Could be arrested for fraud. Tortured rotogeeks by stealing fourteen bases before June 1st, and stealing the grand total of one thereafter, to go with a tumbling average and just one more homerun. Briefly a starting outfielder, he's now in a utility role, which is what he was suited for in the first place. The new Rex Hudler.
1998 As nice as it was to watch him eat the league alive for two weeks, there’s not much here to suggest it was for real. His walk rate was lousy and he didn’t hit for much power. His defensive index was great at two positions and on three teams, although in small samples. He deserves a chance to win a job. I just think that he’s someone who had a hot streak at a fortuitous time, and will revert to form.
1997 Still learning with the glove, and being moved around the diamond incessantly isn’t helping. He can positively hit, and the Royals seriously need his bat in the lineup next season. Stynes was a good average hitter when he was acquired from the Blue Jays, and he’s added power since then. He’s not a very patient hitter, but his walk totals have crept up slowly, and he doesn’t strike out much either. Still 24, coming off a batting title in AAA, and if he’s given 400 at bats this year he’ll be a surprise contender for Rookie of the Year. How much he plays will be a reflection of Boone’s faith in continuing the youth movement. Sadly, I suspect it won’t be much.
1996  The centerpiece of the David Cone trade for the Royals. After an impressive season as a 21-year-old in 1994, Stynes saw his average drop quite a bit last year, but made up for it by hitting for more power, and more importantly, becoming a significantly more patient hitter than he had been. He might work his way into the infield mix this season, and in the long run he may be the Royals' best option at second base.

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The Lineup Card: Ten Late-Offseason Moves That Made a Difference Baseball Prospectus2014-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Rereading Nate Silver: 5. The Colorado EffectSam Miller2013-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day ActionChristina Kahrl2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Royal PainsSteven Goldman2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWholesome Restraint: Roster Moves Never MadeJohn Perrotto2007-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessCrooked Numbers: Seeing RedJames Click2005-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
Trending Downward: The Shape of Seasonal PerformanceJames Click2004-10-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: SluggishJim Baker2004-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Stroll Through the Stats: NL EditionJoe Sheehan2004-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs UsefulNate Silver2004-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL PreviewJoe Sheehan2004-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2004-03-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Spring Job BattlesJoe Sheehan2004-03-12
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsJames Click2003-12-15
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsRany Jazayerli2003-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-09-24
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Circling the BasesJoe Sheehan2003-07-10
Analyze This: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-06-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Barriers to SuccessJoe Sheehan2003-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The WestsChristina Kahrl2003-02-05
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26
Transaction Analysis: June 11-12, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 9-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
Transaction Analysis: May 23-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: Road Trip, Day TwoJoe Sheehan2002-03-27
Transaction Analysis: March 6-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-18


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