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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date1-16-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22010
2.12011
1.72012
2.02013
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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
2010 ANA 24 8 16 15 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .075 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
2011 ANA 25 149 573 539 65 137 31 1 29 257 25 120 5 4 0 87 9 4 .254 .291 .477 .274 18.1 2.0 2.1
2012 ANA 26 144 586 544 66 146 19 3 32 267 36 153 4 2 0 95 4 5 .268 .317 .491 .287 20.2 -4.6 1.7
2013 ANA 27 159 678 620 85 145 30 2 34 281 54 184 0 4 0 100 5 2 .234 .294 .453 .274 11.7 7.1 2.0
2014 ARI 28 34 136 129 15 25 4 0 7 50 6 40 1 0 0 22 1 0 .194 .235 .388 .223 -2.2 -2.0 -0.5
Career49419891847233454846102856122505101003061911.246.295.463.27345.62.65.1

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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
2005 ORM Rk 71 323 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CDR A 118 482 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 128 516 .268 .251 .322 .376 .259 .318 93 4.5 15.7 -10.1 0.8 -4.4 9.3 1.0 9.3 1.0
2008 RCU A+ 103 438 .300 .280 .348 .434 .277 .283 101 19.3 13.1 -8.4 2.4 1.6 29.1 3.1 29.1 3.1
2008 ARK AA 32 134 .277 .264 .331 .403 .268 .311 82 3.1 4.9 -3.2 2.1 -2.7 5.1 0.7 5.1 0.7
2009 ARK AA 137 581 .272 .266 .341 .394 .250 .333 106 7.2 16.5 -10.2 -2.5 -5.3 9.1 0.7 9.1 0.7
2010 ANA MLB 8 16 .075 .251 .311 .394 .246 .143 103 -3 0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.5 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2010 SLC AAA 139 595 .315 .278 .350 .436 .270 .335 101 37.5 18.3 -10.9 3.6 -2.9 41.3 4.3 41.3 4.3
2011 ANA MLB 149 573 .274 .258 .319 .408 .261 .274 97 8.1 15.4 -9.8 2.0 1.3 18.1 2.1 18.1 2.1
2012 ANA MLB 144 586 .287 .254 .317 .407 .262 .316 96 15.7 16.1 -5.9 -4.6 -3.3 20.2 1.7 20.2 1.7
2013 ANA MLB 159 678 .274 .256 .317 .402 .266 .273 97 9.4 17.8 -10.6 7.1 -3.5 11.7 2.0 11.7 2.0
2014 ARI MLB 34 136 .223 .251 .306 .392 .261 .220 99 -4.8 3.5 -0.8 -2.0 -1.0 -2.2 -0.5 -2.2 -0.5
2014 RNO AAA 3 12 .458 .298 .358 .474 .283 .333 122 2.7 0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.0 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2014 DIA Rk 4 14 .564 .243 .318 .346 .249 .500 87 5.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 5.8 0.5 5.8 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
2005 ORM Rk 323 45 82 23 1 10 45 21 67 2 2 .274 .324 .458 .184 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CDR A 482 43 94 19 0 13 59 44 99 5 5 .220 .297 .355 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 516 57 128 27 2 14 76 34 98 10 8 .272 .329 .427 .155 .268 9.3 0.8 1.0
2008 ARK AA 134 13 34 7 1 6 25 7 29 1 2 .276 .311 .496 .220 .277 5.1 2.1 0.7
2008 RCU A+ 438 70 115 28 2 26 68 26 67 7 3 .283 .330 .553 .270 .300 29.1 2.4 3.1
2009 ARK AA 581 54 155 35 3 15 88 37 100 6 3 .291 .337 .452 .161 .272 9.1 -2.5 0.7
2010 SLC AAA 595 103 160 29 5 36 122 58 126 3 4 .301 .371 .577 .276 .315 41.3 3.6 4.3
2010 ANA MLB 16 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .000 .075 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
2011 ANA MLB 573 65 137 31 1 29 87 25 120 9 4 .254 .291 .477 .223 .274 18.1 2.0 2.1
2012 ANA MLB 586 66 146 19 3 32 95 36 153 4 5 .268 .317 .491 .222 .287 20.2 -4.6 1.7
2013 ANA MLB 678 85 145 30 2 34 100 54 184 5 2 .234 .294 .453 .219 .274 11.7 7.1 2.0
2014 RNO AAA 12 6 5 0 0 3 6 1 2 0 0 .455 .500 1.273 .818 .458 2.7 0.1 0.3
2014 ARI MLB 136 15 25 4 0 7 22 6 40 1 0 .194 .235 .388 .194 .223 -2.2 -2.0 -0.5
2014 DIA Rk 14 5 6 1 0 2 6 1 3 0 0 .462 .500 1.000 .538 .564 5.8 -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
2010 55 0.5091 0.5455 0.7000 0.5357 0.5556 0.6667 0.7333 0.3000
2011 2105 0.4755 0.5359 0.7693 0.6583 0.4239 0.8452 0.6624 0.2298
2012 2201 0.4821 0.5073 0.7061 0.6475 0.3763 0.8370 0.4965 0.2930
2013 2496 0.4643 0.5024 0.7031 0.6644 0.3613 0.7987 0.5507 0.2969
2014 519 0.4663 0.4990 0.7066 0.6818 0.3394 0.8485 0.4574 0.2934
Career73760.47330.51350.72310.65790.38350.82590.56120.2764

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-22 2014-07-11 15-DL 80 71 Left Foot Stress Fracture - -
2012-07-30 2012-07-31 DTD 1 1 - Back Spasms - -
2012-04-17 2012-04-19 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-09-26 2011-09-29 DTD 3 3 Right Foot Stress Fracture - -
2011-03-17 2011-03-21 Camp 4 0 Right Groin Tightness -
2007-04-16 2007-04-23 Minors 7 0 Left Forearm Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ARI $
2014 ARI $4,800,000
2013 ANA $540,000
2012 ANA $500,000
2011 ANA $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,454,000
2011Current$4,800,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$6,254,000
4 yrTotal$6,254,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 27 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$4.8M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2014). Signed by Arizona 2/6/14 (avoided arbitration, $5.85M-$3.4M).
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13. Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 12/10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/17/08. Optioned to Double-A 3/16/09.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2004 (18-533) (Villa Park HS, Calif.). $1.425M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .313 .550 .308
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .294 .433 .268
18 Split (Multi) -.027 -.018 -.116 -.040
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .265 .324 .599 .332
31 vs R (2013) .223 .283 .402 .256
38 Split (2013) -.043 -.041 -.197 -.076
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)I know Kyle Schwarber was only in Kane County for a minute, but did you get a chance to see him live? If so, whatcha think?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
Limited look, but I saw him in college a bit as well. Dude can hit. Not a catcher. They can try, but I don't think it works out. Can fake it in LF, I mean, Mark Trumbo is playing LF.

Cubs got an impact bat and quite a few million dollar arms. Impressive draft. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the player you find yourself overvaluing (or just ending up with on your team) more than others?
(Kel from Goodburger)
Is it too cliche to say Adam Dunn? We went around the table on this one and here's what we got: Ben: "I have a soft spot for Evan Longoria that results in what we have come to call irrational affection." Ian: "In general, I'll overvalue prospects relative to my colleagues, or possibly sanity, would dictate. In particular, I'll remember prospect value even after the majors has gotten in the way, so I'll be one of the last off the Jason Heyward train, for example." Jared: "I tend to have a special fondness for guys who can mash the ball, without stopping to think too much about whether they can get on base. Like, say, Khris Davis. Or Chris Davis. Or any other variant thereof." Ben adds: "...like Mark Trumbo!" (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is CJ Cron going to have similar MLB Career to Mark Trumbo?
(Jesse from Santa Paula,Ca)
CJ Cron wishes... (Jeff Moore)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Angels/Dbacks/White Sox trade? How do you like Santiago and Skaggs in Anaheim?
(Dennis from LA)
Hi Dennis.

I'm glad somebody asked this.

Let's start with the White Sox. A lot of the smart baseball folks on my Twitter timeline were enthused by Adam Eaton, but I'm not all that excited. Even if you see him as a starter and not a fourth outfielder, Eaton's upside seems limited to me. His batting averages in the minor leagues were PCL driven and I see more of a .260 hitter here with not enough power to make a huge splash. From a needs perspective, I can see why the Sox gave up Hector Santiago, but I think the Sox could have done a little better.

The Diamondbacks made the play for a big power hitter, but while Mark Trumbo might hit 35-40 home runs for Arizona he has a number of flaws. He isn't a good on base option, and his defense in the outfield is going to be a big downgrade for the D-backs. Moving an outfielder made sense for Arizona but moving Eaton for another outfielder isn't necessarily the right play. Trumbo is an overall upgrade on Eaton, though, so even though the Diamondbacks are paying a lot for the right to this upgrade, it is an improvement overall.

However, the Diamondbacks didn't just give up Eaton. They also gave up on Tyler Skaggs. A number of scouts/scouting types are down on Skaggs now, but he's still very young and could develop into more than just a #3 or #4 starter. The Angels give up Trumbo and lose out on a power hitter but gain some considerable upside in both Skaggs and Santiago...and avoid paying a pitcher like Ubaldo Jimenez $15-16 million per year in this crazy free agent market. Maybe Skaggs and Santiago work out and maybe they don't, but I like the play that the Angels made here. From a fantasy perspective, the park is going to help both of those pitchers out a lot, but from a baseball perspective the Angels suddenly look a lot stronger than they did yesterday. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)So I'm walking around the hotel in my Birkenstocks, thinking about taking a bath, when I hear about todays three-team trade. Who are the trades fantasy winners/losers?
(Jeff Passan from #BathEvening)
Hi Jeff:

I already answered the three-way-trade question a couple of questions ago, but looked at it more from an MLB perspective. From a fantasy standpoint, Adam Eaton probably figures to gain more playing time, while Alejandro de Aza could lose time or get traded. Mark Trumbo should see a home run boost moving from Anaheim to Arizona. Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago both benefit moving to pitchers' parks. Archie Bradley is the sneaky winner; he might have seen his timetable moved forward with the trade of Skaggs out of the organization. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Not a prospect, but I'm trying to figure out if Mark Trumbo is legitimately prone to slumping in the 2nd half of the year. Is this a disturbing trend, or a small sample size problem (only two real MLB years to compare)?
(captnamerca from dunedin)
That is interesting. I would assume the sample size is severely to small currently, but I bet you are not the only one looking in on it. (Zach Mortimer)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)After Mark Trumbo's jekyll/hyde 2012 should I be terrified or comfortable?
(Eric from Costa Mesa)
Comfortable. I don't think his second half is more informative than his first half. (Sam Miller)
2012-10-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Darin Ruff or Mark Trumbo?
(Santi Cazorla from Sacramento)
Trumbo. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you sit on this trade Adam Dunn, Mark Trumbo, and Brandon McCarthy for Michael Cuddyer and Martin Prado?
(Jerome from T Hills)
I'll take the first side. (Paul Sporer)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Use your Rick Reilly/Bill Simmons sense and complete this sentence: "Mark Trumbo or Albert Pujols at third base is scarier than ________________________________________
(Lerry N. from Toronto)
Reilly: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than leaving your kids with their uncle Jerry Sandusky for the weekend.

Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than whatever shady business Mr. Miagi was involved in to be able to afford that huge backyard and half-dozen classic cars on a handyman’s salary. I bet if Lestor Freaman got up in his business, he’d find out Mr. Miagi controlled the smack market in Encino AND Reseda. A whole bunch of little ninjas working for him, out on the street hollering “Sweep The Leg! I got that Sweep The Leg!”

Reilly AND Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than a stripper with an Adam’s apple.

I personally don’t think it’s scary, so much as unlikely and not really necessary. It’s not like the Angels don’t have a third baseman. They have Alberto Callaspo, who has produced 8.3 WARP over the past three years. David Wright has produced 9.0 WARP over the past three years. Everybody acts like the Angels have to do something about a third base problem, but there’s no problem. During spring training this year, the Angels should convert Alberto Callaspo to left field, and then convert him BACK to third base, just so it looks like they’re being really proactive. (Sam Miller)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know there doesnt seem to be any clear updates as of late, but i was curious about whether or not there are rumblings in the industry about whether or not Kendrys Morales' leg injury has progressed any further or if this freak injury looks like it will really derail his career and make ANA/LAA contenders in the 1B market this offseason.
(Keith7971 from ECSU)
You didn't like Mark Trumbo? I realize the OBP issue prevents him from being a star, but he has some value, no? (Kevin Goldstein)


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