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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 6410 .293 .383 .523 .298 21
Birth Date12-15-1967
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1991 BOS 23 74 251 219 21 57 12 0 4 81 26 43 2 4 0 32 2 1 .260 .339 .370 .252 -2.8 0.4 -0.2
1992 BOS 24 113 408 355 42 83 16 2 13 142 47 67 3 3 0 57 3 3 .234 .326 .400 .262 4.6 -2.0 0.3
1993 BOS 25 152 633 539 86 160 34 1 29 283 79 130 8 7 0 101 4 3 .297 .390 .525 .306 34.5 -3.4 3.1
1994 BOS 26 111 463 394 65 122 25 1 26 227 57 112 10 2 0 82 4 4 .310 .408 .576 .316 36.7 -7.1 2.9
1995 BOS 27 140 636 550 98 165 28 3 39 316 68 150 14 4 0 126 11 4 .300 .388 .575 .307 36.1 3.0 3.8
1996 BOS 28 161 752 635 118 207 29 1 44 370 95 154 14 8 0 143 2 0 .326 .420 .583 .314 49.9 -21.9 2.7
1997 BOS 29 141 628 527 91 166 24 0 35 295 86 154 12 3 0 96 2 2 .315 .420 .560 .319 42.1 -8.7 3.3
1998 BOS 30 154 681 609 107 205 31 2 40 360 61 144 8 3 0 115 0 0 .337 .402 .591 .323 45.1 -6.2 3.8
1999 ANA 31 139 592 524 63 147 20 0 33 266 54 127 11 3 0 108 0 0 .281 .358 .508 .287 20.4 -7.7 1.2
2000 ANA 32 161 712 614 93 167 31 0 36 306 79 181 14 5 0 117 2 0 .272 .365 .498 .285 23.7 -19.8 0.4
2002 NYN 34 139 558 487 67 126 18 0 26 222 59 145 10 2 0 72 0 1 .259 .349 .456 .279 10.7 -9.7 0.1
2003 NYN 35 27 96 79 10 15 2 0 3 26 14 22 2 1 0 15 0 0 .190 .323 .329 .232 -2.7 -0.2 -0.3
Career1512641055328611620270103282894725142910845010643018.293.383.523.298298.5-83.221.0

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
1989 NBR AA 73 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PAW AAA 108 438 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BOS MLB 74 251 .252 .267 .329 .400 .266 .301 105 -1.9 6.8 -4.2 0.4 -0.8 -2.8 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2
1991 PAW AAA 69 301 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BOS MLB 113 408 .262 .257 .326 .382 .265 .252 103 0.7 10.6 -6.6 -2.0 -1.6 4.6 0.3 4.6 0.3
1992 PAW AAA 39 168 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BOS MLB 152 633 .306 .267 .334 .407 .263 .339 103 31.1 18.2 -11.6 -3.4 -3.6 34.5 3.1 34.5 3.1
1994 BOS MLB 111 463 .316 .274 .342 .438 .267 .372 103 29.2 14.1 -9 -7.1 -0.9 36.7 2.9 36.7 2.9
1995 BOS MLB 140 636 .307 .273 .345 .432 .269 .345 103 33.2 19.0 -12.2 3.0 -5.7 36.1 3.8 36.1 3.8
1996 BOS MLB 161 752 .314 .277 .346 .444 .268 .366 105 47 23.2 -14.9 -21.9 -3.1 49.9 2.7 49.9 2.7
1997 BOS MLB 141 628 .319 .270 .335 .425 .263 .384 101 40.5 17.3 -11.9 -8.7 -4.6 42.1 3.3 42.1 3.3
1998 BOS MLB 154 681 .323 .273 .337 .435 .267 .386 102 47.1 18.6 -13 -6.2 -5.5 45.1 3.8 45.1 3.8
1999 ANA MLB 139 592 .287 .275 .345 .439 .263 .311 96 18.4 16.5 -11.9 -7.7 -3.3 20.4 1.2 20.4 1.2
2000 ANA MLB 161 712 .285 .271 .341 .435 .261 .326 93 21.1 20.2 -14.4 -19.8 -6.0 23.7 0.4 23.7 0.4
2002 NYN MLB 139 558 .279 .259 .326 .408 .258 .314 94 11.6 14.2 -10.2 -9.7 -5.5 10.7 0.1 10.7 0.1
2003 NYN MLB 27 96 .232 .262 .326 .420 .259 .218 98 -3 2.5 -1.8 -0.2 0.1 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3

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
1989 NBR AA 275 28 68 15 0 8 38 25 47 1 3 .278 .350 .437 .159 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 PAW AAA 438 62 114 26 1 22 72 44 87 3 2 .295 .376 .539 .244 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 PAW AAA 301 35 64 10 0 14 50 60 44 2 1 .274 .428 .496 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BOS MLB 251 21 57 12 0 4 32 26 43 2 1 .260 .339 .370 .110 .252 -2.8 0.4 -0.2
1992 PAW AAA 168 15 42 6 0 6 28 18 35 1 0 .282 .359 .443 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BOS MLB 408 42 83 16 2 13 57 47 67 3 3 .234 .326 .400 .166 .262 4.6 -2.0 0.3
1993 BOS MLB 633 86 160 34 1 29 101 79 130 4 3 .297 .390 .525 .228 .306 34.5 -3.4 3.1
1994 BOS MLB 463 65 122 25 1 26 82 57 112 4 4 .310 .408 .576 .266 .316 36.7 -7.1 2.9
1995 BOS MLB 636 98 165 28 3 39 126 68 150 11 4 .300 .388 .575 .275 .307 36.1 3.0 3.8
1996 BOS MLB 752 118 207 29 1 44 143 95 154 2 0 .326 .420 .583 .257 .314 49.9 -21.9 2.7
1997 BOS MLB 628 91 166 24 0 35 96 86 154 2 2 .315 .420 .560 .245 .319 42.1 -8.7 3.3
1998 BOS MLB 681 107 205 31 2 40 115 61 144 0 0 .337 .402 .591 .255 .323 45.1 -6.2 3.8
1999 ANA MLB 592 63 147 20 0 33 108 54 127 0 0 .281 .358 .508 .227 .287 20.4 -7.7 1.2
2000 ANA MLB 712 93 167 31 0 36 117 79 181 2 0 .272 .365 .498 .226 .285 23.7 -19.8 0.4
2002 NYN MLB 558 67 126 18 0 26 72 59 145 0 1 .259 .349 .456 .197 .279 10.7 -9.7 0.1
2003 NYN MLB 96 10 15 2 0 3 15 14 22 0 0 .190 .323 .329 .139 .232 -2.7 -0.2 -0.3

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
2004-04-05 2004-10-04 60-DL 182 162 Left Knee Arthritis -
2003-05-03 2003-09-29 60-DL 149 132 Left Knee Arthritis Multiple Bone Spurs and Arthritis -
2002-04-06 2002-04-21 15-DL 15 14 Right Hand Fracture -
2001-04-03 2001-10-08 60-DL 188 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture 2001-02-06 -
2001-02-06 2001-02-06 Camp 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture 2001-02-06 -
1999-04-07 1999-04-22 15-DL 15 14 Left Ankle Sprain and Bone Bruise - -
1997-06-15 1997-07-10 15-DL 25 21 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 1997-06-17 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 NYN $17,166,667
2003 NYN $17,166,667
2002 NYN $12,166,667
2001 ANA $13,166,667
2000 ANA $11,166,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$70,833,335
5 yrTotal$70,833,335

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 71 dTReich/MGillam6 yr/$80M (98-04)+$14M 05 cl opt $2M b/o

Details
  • ins pays 90% of salary if unable to play 90 consec days or more
  • acquired in trade from AN 12/01 (AN pays signing bonus)
  • rec`d no-trade protection for 02 for def`g $3.75M in 02, $5M/year 03-04
  • $13M signing bonus
  • 99:$5M, 00:$9M, 01:$11M, 02:$10M, 03:$15M, 04:$15M (+remaining $8M signing bonus), 05:$14M club option $2M buyout

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, thoughts on Prince Fielder going forward...any improvement over 2013 (post-divorce) or similar or declining offensive performance? Thanks.
(Prince George from Danbury, CT)
It wouldn't surprise me if the divorce had something to do with Fielder's down year, but it is one of those things that is so difficult to measure. Frank Thomas had a down year once due to a divorce, but other players have actually improved in year when their marriages were breaking up. It's entirely possible that Fielder's size could lead to an earlier decline than in a more svelte player; I'm thinking of someone like Mo Vaughn who crashed and burned earlier than a slimmer 1B. Then again, it could have just been a down year. Fielder was still well above average. He didn't completely crater, but rather slipped somewhat. I think you have to draft him off of last year, but a bounce back to some degree at least would not be surprising. (Mike Gianella)
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi David! The Phils will regret the extension for Howard by the year: a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014, d) sometime after that, e) never, cause flags fly forever
(dianagramr from NYC)
I had an email exchange with Will Carroll about Howard yesterday and something I threw out there was a Frank Howard "what if" comp. Ryan Howard is 30, which is the same age Hondo began turning from being a free-swinging slugger into a more disciplined slugger. As a result, his walk totals went up and his OPS skyrocketed for three or four years. He was obviously a very large man -- bigger than his Phillies namesake -- and perhaps Ryan Howard is about to morph from an all-star into a mega-star. Is that more likely than him becoming the next Mo Vaughn? It is really up to him, I suppose. (David Laurila)
2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Big Papi--the beginning of the end? Or all related to his wrist problems? I'm getting a bad Mo Vaughn mojo about the future...
(Owen from PA)
I've had the same thought. It's probably a better question for Will Carroll, at least the part about his wrist. Speaking more generally, his body really didn't promise a long career, wrist or not. That said, he's hit .281/.398/.497 since coming back, so a crippled Ortiz ain't too bad a player. If the wrist can be fixed, it doesn't seem like he's really lost much THIS year. Again, though, more injuries are coming. (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)So Joe. We're a month in, and shockingly, the Mets haven't clinched the East yet. Do the Phillies have a shot at 75 wins this year? They've had their best April in recent memory, and have done so without Rollins and Victorino for the last 3 weeks, and with Ryan Howard looking more and more like dead in the water Mo Vaughn. Is it time to possibly start giving them their respect after basically writing them off before the season even started?
(Ryan from Philly)
And with Chase Utley hitting like Rogers Hornsby, and Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth over their heads. It all counts, Ryan. Romero, Lidge and Durbin have a 32/22 K/BB and a collective ERA under 1.00. The Phillies are 15-13, +11, which is basically the team I thought they were. They'll be in the hunt, and probably fall short when the pitching does. Lovely park, though. (Joe Sheehan)


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