Biographical

Portrait of Yorvit Torrealba

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .249 3 23 22 1 .237 0.4
Birth Date7-19-1978
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.62010
0.32011
0.02012
-0.52013
0.42014
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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
2001 SFN 22 3 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .498 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2002 SFN 23 53 155 136 17 38 10 0 2 54 14 20 2 0 3 14 0 0 .279 .355 .397 .257 5.9 -0.7 0.5
2003 SFN 24 66 221 200 22 52 10 2 4 78 14 39 2 2 3 29 1 0 .260 .312 .390 .254 9.9 0.8 1.1
2004 SFN 25 64 196 172 19 39 7 3 6 70 17 31 2 1 4 23 2 0 .227 .302 .407 .232 3.1 0.2 0.3
2005 SEA 26 42 119 108 14 26 4 0 2 36 7 25 1 0 3 8 0 0 .241 .293 .333 .203 0.5 0.3 0.1
2005 SFN 26 34 105 93 18 21 8 0 1 32 9 25 1 0 2 7 1 0 .226 .301 .344 .244 4.6 -0.1 0.5
2006 COL 27 65 241 223 23 55 16 3 7 98 11 49 4 1 2 43 4 3 .247 .293 .439 .248 11.5 2.6 1.4
2007 COL 28 113 443 396 47 101 22 1 8 149 34 73 6 1 6 47 2 1 .255 .323 .376 .219 3.1 7.0 1.0
2008 COL 29 70 261 236 19 58 17 0 6 93 12 44 5 3 5 31 0 4 .246 .293 .394 .232 2.7 -1.6 0.1
2009 COL 30 64 242 213 27 62 11 1 2 81 21 42 1 4 3 31 1 1 .291 .351 .380 .262 10.8 0.2 1.1
2010 SDN 31 95 363 325 31 88 14 0 7 123 33 67 3 1 1 37 7 5 .271 .343 .378 .279 25.7 -0.7 2.6
2011 TEX 32 113 419 396 40 108 27 1 7 158 20 65 0 2 1 37 0 2 .273 .306 .399 .238 3.0 0.1 0.3
2012 MIL 33 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .095 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2012 TEX 33 49 182 161 16 38 8 0 3 55 14 31 2 2 3 12 1 1 .236 .302 .342 .242 0.5 0.3 0.1
2012 TOR 33 10 30 28 3 6 0 0 1 9 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 .214 .267 .321 .216 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2013 COL 34 61 196 179 10 43 8 0 0 51 13 24 1 0 3 16 0 0 .240 .295 .285 .198 -3.6 -0.9 -0.5
Career90731832875306737162125610912225443017393391917.256.315.379.24078.07.48.6

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
1995 BLN A- 26 75 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .193 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BUR A 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BLN A- 48 165 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BAK A+ 0 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SJO A+ 0 71 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SHV AA 0 218 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRE AAA 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SJO A+ 0 80 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SHV AA 0 228 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 0 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SHV AA 0 438 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SFN MLB 3 4 .498 .250 .310 .401 .243 .500 91 1 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2001 FRE AAA 115 422 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SFN MLB 53 155 .257 .259 .331 .413 .260 .316 98 -0.4 3.9 2.7 -0.7 0.3 5.9 0.5 5.9 0.5
2003 SFN MLB 66 221 .254 .264 .331 .416 .259 .302 97 -1.5 5.8 3.9 0.8 -1.2 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2004 SFN MLB 64 196 .232 .258 .325 .415 .256 .243 99 -6.1 5.8 3.5 0.2 0.2 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2005 SEA MLB 42 119 .203 .267 .324 .415 .257 .296 98 -7.3 3.4 2.1 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2005 SFN MLB 34 105 .244 .263 .328 .419 .259 .299 99 -1.8 3.0 1.6 -0.1 0.8 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2006 COL MLB 65 241 .248 .263 .327 .422 .261 .286 104 -3.3 7.3 4.4 2.6 -0.6 11.5 1.4 11.5 1.4
2006 CSP AAA 10 40 .151 .264 .336 .401 .263 .222 106 -4.6 1.2 0.4 0.0 -0.2 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2007 COL MLB 113 443 .219 .259 .325 .404 .252 .294 109 -20 13.1 7.9 7.0 2.6 3.1 1.0 3.1 1.0
2008 COL MLB 70 261 .232 .260 .328 .408 .262 .275 104 -7.8 7.5 4.5 -1.6 -2.0 2.7 0.1 2.7 0.1
2009 COL MLB 64 242 .262 .254 .325 .401 .259 .347 104 0.5 7.0 4.2 0.2 0.2 10.8 1.1 10.8 1.1
2009 CSP AAA 4 16 .239 .276 .337 .428 .281 .267 104 -0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 SDN MLB 95 363 .279 .250 .317 .391 .261 .321 84 7.1 10.0 6 -0.7 1.6 25.7 2.6 25.7 2.6
2011 TEX MLB 113 419 .238 .257 .318 .402 .261 .310 111 -9.3 11.3 5 0.1 -4.8 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2011 CAR Wnt 17 62 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 5 6 .095 .214 .278 .316 .215 .000 102 -1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 TEX MLB 49 182 .242 .259 .321 .415 .264 .271 105 -3.3 5.0 3 0.3 -3.5 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 10 30 .216 .247 .306 .403 .251 .250 109 -1.3 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 NHP AA 4 15 .355 .275 .334 .431 .273 .455 102 1.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 -0.4 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 COL MLB 61 196 .198 .250 .310 .390 .254 .277 114 -11.7 5.2 2.9 -0.9 0.1 -3.6 -0.5 -3.6 -0.5
2014 CUB Rk 4 13 .309 .260 .319 .393 .261 .364 100 0.7 0.5 0.3 -0.0 0.1 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2

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
1995 BLN A- 75 2 11 3 0 0 8 2 14 0 1 .155 .189 .197 .042 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SJO A+ 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BUR A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BLN A- 165 23 40 4 0 1 10 9 27 4 1 .267 .301 .313 .047 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BAK A+ 482 52 122 15 3 4 40 31 58 4 2 .274 .328 .348 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FRE AAA 12 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .182 .250 .273 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SHV AA 218 18 46 7 0 0 13 18 30 0 5 .235 .312 .270 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SJO A+ 71 10 20 2 0 0 10 1 6 2 2 .286 .296 .314 .029 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FRE AAA 69 9 16 2 0 2 10 4 11 0 1 .254 .319 .381 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SHV AA 228 25 53 10 1 4 19 9 34 0 2 .244 .281 .355 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SJO A+ 80 10 23 3 0 2 14 6 15 0 0 .315 .375 .438 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SHV AA 438 50 114 21 1 4 32 34 55 2 3 .286 .352 .374 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FRE AAA 422 56 108 23 3 8 36 19 65 2 3 .274 .312 .409 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SFN MLB 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 .498 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2002 SFN MLB 155 17 38 10 0 2 14 14 20 0 0 .279 .355 .397 .118 .257 5.9 -0.7 0.5
2003 SFN MLB 221 22 52 10 2 4 29 14 39 1 0 .260 .312 .390 .130 .254 9.9 0.8 1.1
2004 SFN MLB 196 19 39 7 3 6 23 17 31 2 0 .227 .302 .407 .180 .232 3.1 0.2 0.3
2005 SFN MLB 105 18 21 8 0 1 7 9 25 1 0 .226 .301 .344 .118 .244 4.6 -0.1 0.5
2005 SEA MLB 119 14 26 4 0 2 8 7 25 0 0 .241 .293 .333 .093 .203 0.5 0.3 0.1
2006 CSP AAA 40 0 6 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .056 .151 -3.5 0.0 -0.3
2006 COL MLB 241 23 55 16 3 7 43 11 49 4 3 .247 .293 .439 .193 .248 11.5 2.6 1.4
2007 COL MLB 443 47 101 22 1 8 47 34 73 2 1 .255 .323 .376 .121 .219 3.1 7.0 1.0
2008 COL MLB 261 19 58 17 0 6 31 12 44 0 4 .246 .293 .394 .148 .232 2.7 -1.6 0.1
2009 CSP AAA 16 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .312 .267 .000 .239 0.2 0.1 0.0
2009 COL MLB 242 27 62 11 1 2 31 21 42 1 1 .291 .351 .380 .089 .262 10.8 0.2 1.1
2010 SDN MLB 363 31 88 14 0 7 37 33 67 7 5 .271 .343 .378 .108 .279 25.7 -0.7 2.6
2011 TEX MLB 419 40 108 27 1 7 37 20 65 0 2 .273 .306 .399 .126 .238 3.0 0.1 0.3
2011 CAR Wnt 62 3 14 2 0 1 3 3 5 0 1 .246 .290 .333 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 30 3 6 0 0 1 2 2 7 0 0 .214 .267 .321 .107 .216 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2012 MIL MLB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .095 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2012 NHP AA 15 1 5 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 .417 .533 .417 .000 .355 1.3 -0.0 0.1
2012 TEX MLB 182 16 38 8 0 3 12 14 31 1 1 .236 .302 .342 .106 .242 0.5 0.3 0.1
2013 COL MLB 196 10 43 8 0 0 16 13 24 0 0 .240 .295 .285 .045 .198 -3.6 -0.9 -0.5
2014 CUB Rk 13 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .308 .308 .538 .231 .309 1.8 -0.0 0.2

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 891 0.5006 0.4781 0.7746 0.6480 0.3079 0.8824 0.5474 0.2207
2009 854 0.5398 0.4590 0.8087 0.6204 0.2697 0.8881 0.5943 0.1913
2010 1383 0.5011 0.4363 0.7811 0.6118 0.2594 0.8632 0.5866 0.2189
2011 1555 0.5441 0.4672 0.8072 0.6099 0.2962 0.8837 0.6190 0.1928
2012 813 0.5215 0.4397 0.7899 0.5967 0.2674 0.8696 0.5962 0.2101
2013 695 0.5079 0.4993 0.8242 0.6799 0.3129 0.9042 0.6449 0.1758
Career61910.52060.46070.79650.62340.28410.880.5980.2028

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-01 2013-10-01 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Medial Meniscus 2013-10-01 -
2013-09-26 2013-09-30 DTD 4 3 Right Thumb Contusion - -
2013-08-19 2013-08-27 7-DL 8 8 - Head Concussion Foul Ball - -
2012-03-18 2012-03-22 Camp 4 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-09-22 2011-09-22 DTD 0 0 - Head Dizziness - -
2011-07-31 2011-08-02 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-06-20 2011-06-21 DTD 1 1 General Medical Fatigue -
2011-03-01 2011-03-05 Camp 4 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-08-31 2010-09-03 DTD 3 3 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-08-22 2010-08-24 DTD 2 2 Head Lightheaded -
2010-03-12 2010-03-16 Camp 4 0 Right Fingers Soreness Little Finger -
2009-10-03 2009-10-05 DTD 2 2 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-08-30 2008-09-28 15-DL 29 25 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2008-09-03
2008-08-14 2008-08-16 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2006-09-10 2006-10-01 60-DL 21 19 Right Shoulder Strain -
2006-04-02 2006-06-02 60-DL 61 53 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 COL $1,000,000
2012 TEX $3,250,000
2011 TEX $3,000,000
2010 SDN $750,000
2009 COL $3,750,000
2008 COL $2,750,000
2007 COL $1,075,000
2006 COL $850,000
2005 SFN $715,000
2004 SFN $334,000
2003 SFN $312,000
2002 SFN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$17,986,000
12 yrTotal$17,986,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 28 dMelvin Roman1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 2/11/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.95M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster 3/23/14. Released by LA Angels 3/24/14. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 6/12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/24/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Contract purchased by Colorado 3/29/13.
  • 2 years/$6.25M (2011-12). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/29/10. 11:$3M, 12:$3.25M. DFA by Texas 7/31/12. Released by Texas 8/8/12. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 8/21/12. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Toronto in exchange for cash 9/21/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 10/12 (refused assignment 10/17/12).
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2010). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/5/10. 10:$0.75M, 11:$3.5M mutual option, $0.5M buyout. Restricted list 5/31/10.
  • 2 years/$7.25M (2008-09), plus 2010 mutual option. Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/29/07. $0.5M signing bonus, 08:$2.75M, 09:$3.5M, 10:$4M mutual option, $0.5M buyout. Colorado declined 2010 option 11/6/09.
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2007). Signed by Colorado 12/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 ($1.05M-$0.815M). $0.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.715M (2005). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Seattle in trade from San Francisco 7/05. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Seattle 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.334M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.312M (2003).
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002).
  • Signed by San Francisco 1994 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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
90o 511 52 135 25 1 5 47 40 84 4 3 .292 .348 .384 .274 18.2 C 0, 1B 0 1.9
80o 490 47 124 23 1 5 43 36 83 3 2 .277 .331 .363 .261 11.1 C 0, 1B 0 1.2
70o 475 44 115 22 1 4 40 34 82 3 2 .266 .319 .348 .251 6.4 C 0, 1B 0 0.7
60o 462 42 108 20 1 4 38 32 81 3 2 .256 .308 .336 .243 2.5 C 0, 1B 0 0.2
50o 450 40 102 19 1 4 36 30 80 3 2 .247 .298 .324 .235 -0.9 C 0, 1B 0 -0.1
40o 438 37 97 18 1 4 34 28 79 3 2 .239 .288 .313 .227 -4.1 C 0, 1B 0 -0.5
30o 425 35 90 17 1 3 33 26 78 2 2 .229 .278 .300 .219 -7.3 C 0, 1B 0 -0.8
20o 410 32 82 16 0 3 30 24 76 2 2 .219 .266 .286 .209 -10.9 C 0, 1B 0 -1.2
10o 389 29 73 14 0 3 27 22 74 2 1 .204 .249 .266 .196 -15.3 C 0, 1B 0 -1.7
Weighted Mean45541105201437318032.251.303.329.2390.6C 0, 1B 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 30% 11% 26% 81%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153625023519011818471.230.286.293.221-0.6-5.6-1.81.29.2-14.2-0.2
20163725023509011717471.220.277.275.211-1.2-10.9-1.71.110.9-21.2-0.2
20173825023509011817500.222.276.281.212-1.6-14.5-1.71.014.9-28.8-0.2
20183925022509011716500.219.272.270.206-2.0-17.8-1.61.014.9-32.1-0.2
20194025022499001617510.218.271.265.204-2.1-19.3-1.60.914.9-33.5-0.2
20204125021509001616510.220.270.267.203-2.1-19.6-1.60.814.9-33.7-0.2
20214225021509001616520.221.270.266.203-1.2-10.5-1.60.77.5-17.1-0.2
20224325021499001516540.215.264.257.198-2.5-22.9-1.60.714.9-36.9-0.2
20234425021499001615540.216.264.259.198-2.5-22.8-1.60.614.9-36.8-0.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
19.713.47.72.877.850.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Don Slaught 1994 .254
2 90 Matt Treanor 2011 .247
3 89 Sherm Lollar 1960 .245
4 89 Ron Hassey 1988 .269
5 88 Bill Freehan 1977 .000 DNP
6 87 Gary Carter 1989 .189
7 86 Johnny Roseboro 1968 .250
8 85 Carlton Fisk 1983 .299
9 85 Alan Ashby 1987 .293
10 85 Smoky Burgess 1962 .307
11 85 Ernie Whitt 1987 .265
12 85 Brian Schneider 2012 .216
13 84 Ramon Hernandez 2011 .268
14 84 A.J. Pierzynski 2012 .279
15 84 Phil Masi 1951 .275
16 83 Ted Simmons 1985 .268
17 83 Kevin Seitzer 1997 .241
18 83 Darrin Fletcher 2002 .211
19 83 Ed Kranepool 1980 .000 DNP
20 83 Tom Haller 1972 .225
21 83 Rod Barajas 2011 .261
22 83 Mike Lieberthal 2007 .193
23 83 Miguel Cairo 2009 .247
24 83 Bob Brenly 1989 .215
25 83 Aaron Boone 2008 .239
26 83 David Segui 2002 .248
27 82 Wally Joyner 1997 .307
28 82 Tino Martinez 2003 .269
29 82 Todd Zeile 2001 .264
30 82 Rocky Nelson 1960 .320
31 82 Ross Gload 2011 .226
32 82 Del Crandall 1965 .201
33 82 Denny Walling 1989 .311
34 82 Carl Furillo 1957 .283
35 82 Pete Runnels 1963 .248
36 82 Gates Brown 1974 .248
37 81 Paul Lo Duca 2007 .237
38 81 Jeff King 2000 .000 DNP
39 81 Dan Driessen 1987 .242
40 81 Bill Buckner 1985 .271
41 81 Yogi Berra 1960 .290
42 81 George Kell 1958 .000 DNP
43 81 Jose Cardenal 1979 .279
44 81 Ken Griffey 1985 .276
45 81 Johnny Hopp 1952 .246
46 81 Art Howe 1982 .239
47 81 Richie Hebner 1983 .260
48 81 Joe Collins 1958 .000 DNP
49 81 Andy Pafko 1956 .270
50 81 Bruce Bochte 1986 .265
51 81 Kevin McReynolds 1995 .000 DNP
52 81 Rondell White 2007 .207
53 81 Jerry Grote 1978 .281
54 80 Jerry Hairston 1987 .273
55 80 Tom Lampkin 1999 .275
56 80 Jose Molina 2010 .228
57 80 Henry Blanco 2007 .175
58 80 Al Oliver 1982 .323
59 80 Rich Aurilia 2007 .238
60 80 Ray Boone 1959 .286
61 80 Will Clark 1999 .309
62 80 Jay Johnstone 1981 .234
63 80 Scott Podsednik 2011 .000 DNP
64 80 Brooks Robinson 1972 .255
65 80 Lou Piniella 1979 .268
66 80 Jim Eisenreich 1994 .276
67 80 Tony Gonzalez 1972 .000 DNP
68 80 Lloyd McClendon 1994 .230
69 80 Ed Fitz Gerald 1959 .227
70 80 Jason LaRue 2009 .215
71 80 Jay Payton 2008 .216
72 80 Clyde Kluttz 1953 .000 DNP
73 80 Buddy Bell 1987 .271
74 80 Gary Bennett 2007 .201
75 80 Ed Bailey 1966 .151
76 79 Bengie Molina 2010 .223
77 79 Enos Slaughter 1951 .281
78 79 Julio Franco 1994 .316
79 79 Pedro Feliz 2010 .204
80 79 Brian Harper 1995 .006
81 79 Tony Graffanino 2007 .242
82 79 B.J. Surhoff 2000 .270
83 79 Dave Bergman 1988 .299
84 79 Willie Bloomquist 2013 .262
85 79 Don Mattingly 1996 .000 DNP
86 79 Mike Macfarlane 1999 .213
87 79 Jim Northrup 1975 .273
88 79 Darin Erstad 2009 .205
89 79 Mike Heath 1990 .255
90 79 Felipe Alou 1970 .251
91 79 Cal Ripken Jr. 1996 .268
92 79 Bill Madlock 1986 .279
93 79 Chris Chambliss 1984 .262
94 78 Mark Kotsay 2011 .259
95 78 Dane Iorg 1985 .212
96 78 Ivan Rodriguez 2007 .234
97 78 Chet Lemon 1990 .268
98 78 Mickey Vernon 1953 .332
99 78 Don Hoak 1963 .238
100 78 Jerry Mumphrey 1988 .160

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .248 .323 .311 .230
11 vs R (Multi) .249 .296 .345 .219
18 Split (Multi) .001 -.027 .034 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .293 .370 .317 .243
31 vs R (2013) .225 .272 .275 .175
38 Split (2013) -.068 -.097 -.042 -.068
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Have shin guards, will travel. Torrealba plied his trade in three major-league cities last season, deploying his usual mélange of solid backstoppery and clubhouse alchemy to cover the taste of his increasingly modest offensive achievements. Viewed as a steady hand with young pitchers, the aging Venezuelan will likely spend a few more years talking softly, carrying a small stick, and earning his pay in ways that won’t do much to help your fantasy team but are greatly prized by major-league organizations.
2012 Signed as a free agent in the fall of 2010, Torrealba was brought in to become the de facto starter behind the plate, a field general for a team looking to go forward with a young staff of arms. The 33-year-old Venezuelan provided just that, remaining steady when called upon to wear the mask and solid with the stick, except for one horrid month at the plate (May) that saw Torrealba produce a woeful .346 OPS. With the emergence of Mike Napoli and aging skills that offer more value with the intangible than the tangible, Torrealba looks to have a decreased role on the field in 2012, although he will remain a presence in the clubhouse.
2011 You would think that moving from Coors to Petco would have robbed Torrealba of any hint of offensive production, but the dimensions and cool air of his new park didn't keep him from posting his highest home run-per-fly ball rate since 2006 as the catcher hit .312/.394/.429 at home. He finished around his 90th-percentile PECOTA projection, a sign that we shouldn't expect him to repeat the act—the backstop's BABIP at Petco was an unsustainable .396. The Padres won't have to worry about Torrealba regressing on their dime, as he elected to become a free agent and signed with the Rangers, automatically becoming the best all-around player (of a very weak bunch) they have had at the position since Ivan Rodriguez's heyday, albeit one who has never started more than 105 games in a season.
2010 The veteran reserve backstop endured a roller-coaster season that included the June kidnapping and subsequent safe release of his 11-year-old son back home in Venezuela. After taking a month off to get over the trauma, Torrealba posted a .322/.373/.392 second-half line and took over for a struggling Chris Iannetta down the stretch and in the playoffs. A solid defensive catcher with marginal power, Torrealba’s offensive value depends on the vagaries of safeties dropping in. Last season’s career high .291 batting average was the result of an unrepeatable .355 BABIP, thus the Rockies wisely bought out his option and will only bring him back at a more reasonable price, knowing Ianetta is the starter, and that minor-league options Michael McKenry and Wilin Rosario may soon be ready.
2009 Chris Iannetta's first-year struggles cost the Rockies in a few ways. Torrealba stepped up in 2007 as the starter, and while he wasn't even league average, he was all the Rockies had, so they committed a couple of years and $7.25 million dollars to him. While the club is obviously thrilled that Iannetta figured things out, they now have an over-priced backup, and that money could be used for some help in the bullpen or elsewhere. You can't blame the Rockies for doing what they did—at the time Torrealba was the only catcher they could depend on, but now they're kind of stuck with him, and it hurts the team on more of an economic than a talent level.
2008 When Iannetta spit the bit, this career backup inherited his playing time behind the plate. Like Matsui, Torrealba was a humidor hero, batting just .212/.292/.326 away from Denver. He didn't even throw as well as he usually does. Back with the Rockies, he should revert to a backup role, while being cheered wildly for his heroics last October.
2007 Fished out of the teeming pool of backup catchers, Torrealba started the season on the DL, but when he finally did play from June through August he did well, at least by backup catcher standards. The shoulder that had troubled him from the start finally shelved him for good in September. A good defensive catcher with a very strong arm, Torrealba should make a satisfactory backup to Iannetta this year.
2006 Considered a promising prospect after a solid 2002 season as a 23-year-old backup for the Giants, the M`s snagged Torrealba along with Jesse Foppert for Randy Winn at the trade deadline, hoping to find the production they`ve lacked behind the plate for years. One hundred eight at-bats and a Kenji Johjima signing later, Torrealba was shipped to Colorado for Marcos Carvajal, a deal that could end up being the proverbial good trade for both teams.
2005 When Brian Sabean traded Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano for A.J. Pierzynski, many Giants fans wondered why they didn't simply play Torrealba instead. Now the Pierzynski deal looks even worse, while Torrealba remains a somewhat flawed but cheap, serviceable option. He won't play much with Matheny on board for the next three years.
2003 The unsung hero of the 2002 Giants. No one said word one about Torrealba’s performance all year, but when all was said and done he probably should have been part of the Rookie of the Year discussion. The list of catchers with as many plate appearances as Torrealba who hit better (measured by EQA) is awfully short: Posada, Piazza, Rodriguez, Lieberthal, and Redmond. That’s it. While 150 plate appearances doesn’t wipe out seven years of so-so play in the minors, you also can’t completely ignore that kind of hitting from a 23-year-old with a good defensive rep in his first major league season. He could have a nice career in front of him.
2002 What were the odds of two catchers named "Torrealba" making their major-league debuts in the same week? Yorvit and Steve (with the Braves) turned the trick last September. This Torrealba is a glove man who could hit an empty .275 in the majors; that sucks, until you realize he would be both better and cheaper than Benito Santiago. John Flaherty looked about like this in 1994, so don't be surprised to see Torrealba as a staple of Hacking Mass lineups for years to come.
2000 Perhaps the closest thing the Giants have to a sleeper, Torrealba hit .315 in A ball before struggling at both Double- and Triple-A. He's a 21-year-old catcher with a very nice upside. Given the Giants' recent track record with young talent, that probably means he's the next Doug Mirabelli.
1999 Came up quickly through the ranks last season, but he sure didn't do it with his bat. He gets lots of attention for his glove, which may just be Nichols' Law at work (Nichols’ Law: if a catcher isn’t hitting, he’ll get a rep as a great defensive player). Regardless, his hitting makes Kirt Manwaring look like Yogi Berra, which means Yorvit's glove must be a lot better than Manwaring's.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-11-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Red Sox do at catcher with Victor Martinez headed to Detroit?
(Frank from Dover)
If it's me, I'm signing Yorvit Torrealba or Miguel Olivo to a two-year deal and hoping Salty shows enough to merit playing time in front of them. Both of those free agents are at least average defensively while delivering adequacy in one of the two key offensive categories (OBP for Yorvit, SLG for Miggy). Neither made $3 million last year, so neither should be too expensive, though John Buck's contract may have blown up the market. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Rockies are evidently closing in on a two-year deal for Yorvit Torrealba. Hasn't Chris Iannetta earned a shot yet?
(Ryan from Denver)
You would think he had after killing the ball in '08, but he was back on the bench in '09. If this contract happens, 22 GMs should be calling O'Dowd, immediately. Iannetta can play. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Yorvit Torrealba now a free agent, will the Rockies finally hand the full-time starting duties to Chris Iannetta? Or are they going to sign some lesser veteran catcher (such as Torrealba) to eat away half of Iannetta's potential playing time again?
(Frenk from Brooklyn)
If they don't make Iannetta their first-string catcher, then they're idiots. I can think of at least 25 teams who should trade for him if that's the case. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it too early to start chanting for my freedom?
(Chris Ianetta from Colorado)
Heehee... perhaps not, but to be fair, you're pretty far-removed from arbitration, so Yorvit Torrealba's contract might not be a stumbling block to your getting the playing time you deserve, and that would be poorly invested in him as a regular. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneIf he leaves San Diego, how about Yorvit Torrealba (signing with New York)? (Jesse Behr)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableRyan (Denver): Yorvit Torrealba may be a poor baseball player, but he's on a one-man crusade to make me believe in clutch.

And Pat Borders was a World Series MVP. This stuff happens.

...And a couple of the Joe Cocker covers, "With a Little Help From My Friends," and "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" are pretty good interpretations. I'm also partial to Elvis Costello's take on "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away." (Steven Goldman)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 5372 79 8.5 11.1 3020 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 8.4 10.7
2009 4923 21 5.0 7.0 2918 6.5 1.8 4.3 6.7 11.3
2010 6945 79 13.9 14.0 3603 6.1 1.6 3.0 15.4 17.0
2011 7611 47 1.1 1.0 4042 6.3 1.7 3.0 2.9 4.0
2012 4177 11 3.3 5.6 2203 3.0 0.8 2.5 4.1 8.1
2013 3716 -9 -0.7 -1.3 2131 6.8 1.7 5.7 1.1 4.4
total 32744 228 30.6 6.5 17917 26.8 7.0 2.7 37.6 9.3

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PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

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