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So Taguchi LFCardinals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 1524 .279 .332 .385 .251 4
Birth Date7-2-1969
Height5' 10"
Weight170 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
2002 SLN 32 19 19 15 4 6 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 .400 .471 .400 .268 2.0 0.0 0.2
2003 SLN 33 43 59 54 9 14 3 1 3 28 4 11 0 0 1 13 0 0 .259 .310 .519 .269 3.6 -0.1 0.3
2004 SLN 34 109 206 179 26 52 10 2 3 75 12 23 2 3 10 25 6 3 .291 .337 .419 .263 7.4 -0.9 0.6
2005 SLN 35 143 424 396 45 114 21 2 8 163 20 62 2 4 2 53 11 2 .288 .322 .412 .252 9.1 -0.6 0.9
2006 SLN 36 134 361 316 46 84 19 1 2 111 32 48 2 2 9 31 11 3 .266 .335 .351 .256 11.2 -0.3 1.1
2007 SLN 37 130 340 307 48 89 15 0 3 113 23 32 6 1 3 30 7 4 .290 .350 .368 .247 5.3 3.3 0.8
2008 PHI 38 88 103 91 18 20 5 1 0 27 8 14 0 0 4 9 3 0 .220 .283 .297 .206 0.5 -0.0 0.1
2009 CHN 39 6 12 11 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .257 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
Career67215241369197382747195271021951210311633912.279.332.385.25139.01.14.0

Advanced

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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 SLN MLB 19 19 .268 .255 .323 .434 .263 .429 99 0.1 0.5 0 0.0 1.4 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2002 NHV AA 26 120 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MEM AAA 91 336 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 43 59 .269 .263 .336 .414 .259 .275 101 0.6 1.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 3.6 0.3 3.6 0.3
2003 MEM AAA 90 288 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLN MLB 109 206 .263 .262 .330 .420 .263 .314 95 0.8 6.2 -0.6 -0.9 1.4 7.4 0.6 7.4 0.6
2004 MEM AAA 17 58 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLN MLB 143 424 .252 .265 .331 .426 .264 .321 101 -3.4 12.2 -2 -0.6 1.4 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2006 SLN MLB 134 361 .256 .271 .335 .433 .265 .306 94 -1.6 10.9 -0.8 -0.3 2.9 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2007 SLN MLB 130 340 .247 .269 .335 .426 .261 .315 101 -4.8 10.1 -0.3 3.3 1.7 5.3 0.8 5.3 0.8
2008 PHI MLB 88 103 .206 .269 .340 .436 .271 .260 99 -6 3.0 -0.5 -0.0 2.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 6 12 .257 .253 .336 .396 .264 .429 94 0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 IOW AAA 85 304 .251 .268 .336 .400 .273 .269 86 -2.8 8.6 -1.7 -2.2 -3.2 1.2 -0.1 1.2 -0.1

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 NHV AA 120 21 33 10 0 1 15 9 15 3 1 .308 .378 .430 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MEM AAA 336 37 75 17 0 5 36 13 44 6 3 .247 .279 .352 .105 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLN MLB 19 4 6 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 .400 .471 .400 .000 .268 2.0 0.0 0.2
2003 MEM AAA 288 31 66 8 2 2 24 22 36 14 5 .256 .314 .326 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 59 9 14 3 1 3 13 4 11 0 0 .259 .310 .519 .259 .269 3.6 -0.1 0.3
2004 MEM AAA 58 5 18 4 0 1 7 1 10 6 0 .327 .362 .455 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLN MLB 206 26 52 10 2 3 25 12 23 6 3 .291 .337 .419 .128 .263 7.4 -0.9 0.6
2005 SLN MLB 424 45 114 21 2 8 53 20 62 11 2 .288 .322 .412 .124 .252 9.1 -0.6 0.9
2006 SLN MLB 361 46 84 19 1 2 31 32 48 11 3 .266 .335 .351 .085 .256 11.2 -0.3 1.1
2007 SLN MLB 340 48 89 15 0 3 30 23 32 7 4 .290 .350 .368 .078 .247 5.3 3.3 0.8
2008 PHI MLB 103 18 20 5 1 0 9 8 14 3 0 .220 .283 .297 .077 .206 0.5 -0.0 0.1
2009 IOW AAA 304 37 64 8 1 4 29 32 32 4 4 .248 .350 .333 .085 .251 1.2 -2.2 -0.1
2009 CHN MLB 12 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .091 .257 -0.2 -0.1 -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
2008 383 0.5457 0.4909 0.8989 0.6746 0.2701 0.9433 0.7660 0.1011
2009 44 0.5227 0.4318 0.7368 0.6522 0.1905 0.8667 0.2500 0.2632
Career4270.54330.48480.88220.67230.26190.93540.71280.1178

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-17 2009-06-02 Minors 46 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2005-09-15 2005-09-16 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2005-08-24 2005-08-24 DTD 0 0 Hand Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 PHI $990,000
2007 SLN $925,000
2006 SLN $825,000
2005 SLN $550,000
2004 SLN $1,200,000
2003 SLN $1,200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,690,000
6 yrTotal$5,690,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 79 dAlan Nero

Details
  • released 10/16/09 contract purchased 9/16/09 signed as a free agent from PHI 1/15/09 (minor-league contract, $0.9M major league)
  • released 11/4/08 signed as a free agent from STL 12/23/07, 1 year/$1.05M (08)+09 club option, 08:$0.99M, 09:$0.15M buyout
  • performance bonus
  • released 12/5/07
  • STL declined $1.1M 08 option 11/6/07
  • avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$1.025M (07)+$1.1M 08 club option, 07:$0.925M, 08:$1.1M club option $0.1M buyout
  • $0.35M in performance bonus
  • 08 option increase by $0.1M each with 350,375 plate appearances 07 & $0.15M each with 400,450 plate appearances 07
  • re-signed 3/06, 1 year/$0.825M (06)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$0.55M (05)+bonuses to $0.8M
  • non-tendered 12/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 6/04 recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/03 recalled 5/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 6/02 recalled 6/02 signed 1/02, 3 year/$3M (02-04) c$1M/year+bonuses

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