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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .257 6 24 28 1 .253 -0.1
Birth Date7-10-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age26 years, 3 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.22012
-0.42013
-0.02014
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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
2012 ARI 23 50 119 109 11 26 6 1 1 37 9 22 0 1 0 10 1 0 .238 .294 .339 .236 0.4 -2.0 -0.2
2013 COL 24 28 42 41 1 9 2 0 0 11 1 10 0 0 0 7 0 0 .220 .238 .268 .173 -3.0 -0.5 -0.4
2014 COL 25 31 64 56 6 13 2 0 2 21 5 12 0 3 0 13 0 0 .232 .281 .375 .244 0.6 -0.1 0.1
Career109225206184810136915440403010.233.280.335.227-2.0-2.7-0.5

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
2009 SBN A 8 36 .330 .252 .317 .373 .243 .375 108 3.5 1.4 -0.9 -1.5 -0.8 3.4 0.2 3.4 0.2
2009 YAK A- 64 280 .373 .265 .347 .378 .270 .398 99 32.5 7.8 -4.9 -2.7 -2.0 34.8 3.3 34.8 3.3
2010 VIS A+ 113 506 .265 .274 .344 .422 .266 .344 105 2.7 14.7 1.2 -8.6 -3.8 12.5 0.4 12.5 0.4
2010 MOB AA 19 73 .235 .250 .329 .379 .256 .292 95 -2.3 2.6 0.3 -0.7 0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 MOB AA 131 531 .257 .262 .338 .397 .257 .343 109 -1.8 15.6 0.6 -10.3 -5.7 13.0 0.3 13.0 0.3
2012 ARI MLB 50 119 .236 .256 .323 .401 .265 .287 102 -2.8 3.3 0.2 -2.0 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.2
2012 RNO AAA 93 399 .307 .283 .349 .441 .273 .388 112 21 11.9 -2.3 -1.3 0.2 31.4 3.0 31.4 3.0
2013 COL MLB 28 42 .173 .252 .320 .390 .259 .290 105 -3.5 1.1 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -3.0 -0.4 -3.0 -0.4
2013 CSP AAA 116 480 .271 .275 .341 .425 .268 .357 112 5.9 13.8 0.3 -7.3 -3.4 18.1 1.1 18.1 1.1
2014 COL MLB 31 64 .244 .243 .297 .374 .250 .244 116 -0.9 1.7 0 -0.1 -0.7 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2014 CSP AAA 59 230 .224 .260 .325 .398 .259 .283 103 -9.4 6.9 0.4 -1.8 -1.6 -7.5 -0.9 -7.5 -0.9
2014 SLC AAA 25 102 .259 .281 .344 .431 .271 .384 103 -0.1 3.1 -1 0.5 -0.5 0.8 0.1 0.8 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
2009 YAK A- 280 44 85 20 3 5 36 37 28 7 4 .363 .464 .538 .175 .373 34.8 -2.7 3.3
2009 SBN A 36 4 10 1 1 1 5 5 4 0 1 .345 .472 .552 .207 .330 3.4 -1.5 0.2
2010 VIS A+ 506 62 132 25 2 9 57 35 98 3 1 .284 .341 .404 .120 .265 12.5 -8.6 0.4
2010 MOB AA 73 8 17 3 0 3 10 5 16 0 0 .254 .315 .433 .179 .235 -0.8 -0.7 -0.1
2011 MOB AA 531 69 141 30 2 16 89 45 102 3 4 .294 .358 .465 .171 .257 13.0 -10.3 0.3
2012 ARI MLB 119 11 26 6 1 1 10 9 22 1 0 .238 .294 .339 .101 .236 0.4 -2.0 -0.2
2012 RNO AAA 399 56 127 27 4 15 90 26 67 3 1 .351 .388 .572 .221 .307 31.4 -1.3 3.0
2013 CSP AAA 480 74 134 29 2 12 89 31 91 4 1 .306 .351 .463 .158 .271 18.1 -7.3 1.1
2013 COL MLB 42 1 9 2 0 0 7 1 10 0 0 .220 .238 .268 .049 .173 -3.0 -0.5 -0.4
2014 CSP AAA 230 18 51 9 0 4 20 15 43 0 2 .243 .293 .343 .100 .224 -7.5 -1.8 -0.9
2014 SLC AAA 102 13 30 1 0 2 15 8 19 0 0 .326 .373 .402 .076 .259 0.8 0.5 0.1
2014 COL MLB 64 6 13 2 0 2 13 5 12 0 0 .232 .281 .375 .143 .244 0.6 -0.1 0.1

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
2012 480 0.4500 0.4625 0.8063 0.6157 0.3371 0.8872 0.6854 0.1937
2013 140 0.4786 0.5286 0.7838 0.7015 0.3699 0.8511 0.6667 0.2162
2014 258 0.4147 0.4612 0.8571 0.6729 0.3113 0.9306 0.7447 0.1429
Career8780.44420.47270.81760.64620.33470.89420.69980.1824

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-11 2014-07-21 Minors 10 0 Left Wrist Impingement -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 COL $
2013 COL $
2012 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 123 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14. Claimed by LA Angels off waivers 8/2/14 after being DFA by Colorado 7/31/14. DFA by LA Angels 9/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Colorado 3/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Arizona 7/20/12. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Arizona 11/20/12.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2009 (5-156) (Loyola Marymount). $0.16M signing bonus.

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 313 39 92 18 2 10 41 19 60 2 1 .316 .359 .504 .294 17.2 3B -5 1.3
80o 292 34 81 16 1 9 37 17 58 1 1 .300 .342 .478 .280 12.1 3B -5 0.8
70o 276 31 74 15 1 8 34 16 56 1 1 .289 .330 .460 .270 8.8 3B -4 0.5
60o 262 29 68 14 1 7 31 14 54 1 0 .279 .319 .444 .261 6.2 3B -4 0.2
50o 250 27 64 13 1 7 29 13 52 1 0 .270 .309 .429 .253 4.0 3B -4 0.0
40o 238 25 58 12 1 6 27 12 50 1 0 .261 .300 .414 .245 2.0 3B -4 -0.2
30o 224 23 54 11 1 6 25 11 48 1 0 .252 .289 .399 .237 0.0 3B -4 -0.4
20o 208 20 47 9 1 5 22 10 45 1 0 .240 .277 .380 .227 -2.0 3B -3 -0.6
10o 187 17 40 8 1 4 19 8 42 1 0 .225 .260 .355 .213 -4.3 3B -3 -0.8
Weighted Mean2562865131730145310.274.314.436.2575.03B -40.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
11% 22% 13% 35% 50%

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
201526366428918194122762.263.307.403.2580.49.7-0.7-0.111.4-0.8-6.1
201627623701553221569361303.267.309.407.2600.313.4-1.2-0.414.90.1-10.4
201728611741543221875381282.273.318.433.2711.119.9-1.3-0.614.96.8-10.2
201829628751563321875401351.269.316.426.2680.717.2-1.5-0.814.94.6-10.4
201930628741573221874391301.269.316.421.2660.616.3-1.5-0.914.93.8-10.4
202031614721503021772381280.262.308.411.2610.312.7-1.5-1.114.90.3-10.2
202132627751553121773421310.269.319.420.2670.716.4-1.5-1.314.94.3-10.4
202233612711482921771381280.261.308.410.2610.212.5-1.4-1.414.90.4-10.2
202334617741533021772431270.270.322.420.2690.717.1-1.4-1.614.95.2-10.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.70.21.974.50.815.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 90 Brandon Laird 2013 .219
2 89 Joel Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
3 88 Danny Valencia 2010 .261
4 86 Jesus Guzman 2009 .151
5 86 Josh Bell 2012 .166
6 86 Marquez Smith 2010 .000 DNP
7 85 Wes Hodges 2010 .000 DNP
8 85 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2007 .282
9 85 Luke Hughes 2010 .309
10 85 Russ Canzler 2011 .357
11 84 Luis Jimenez 2013 .240
12 84 Matt Mangini 2011 .000 DNP
13 84 Bradley Suttle 2011 .000 DNP
14 84 Carlos Rivero 2013 .000 DNP
15 82 Scott Moore 2009 .000 DNP
16 82 Chris Johnson 2010 .296
17 81 Matthew Brown 2008 .090
18 81 Yamaico Navarro 2013 .235
19 81 Nate Tenbrink 2012 .000 DNP
20 81 Adam Abraham 2012 .000 DNP
21 81 Michael Morse 2007 .375
22 81 David Freese 2008 .000 DNP
23 81 Ryan Adams 2012 .000 DNP
24 81 Leonard Davis 2009 .000 DNP
25 81 Jamie Romak 2011 .000 DNP
26 81 Stephen Parker 2013 .000 DNP
27 80 Kory Casto 2007 .114
28 80 Cody Overbeck 2011 .000 DNP
29 80 Jairo Perez 2013 .000 DNP
30 80 Matt Tuiasosopo 2011 .000 DNP
31 80 Brandon Wood 2010 .156
32 80 Brent Morel 2012 .174
33 80 Michael Walker 2013 .000 DNP
34 80 Chris Dominguez 2012 .000 DNP
35 80 Mat Gamel 2011 .097
36 80 Wes Bankston 2009 .000 DNP
37 79 Taylor Green 2012 .219
38 79 Zach Lutz 2011 .000 DNP
39 79 Javier Castillo 2009 .000 DNP
40 79 Ryan Flaherty 2012 .222
41 79 Josh Kroeger 2008 .000 DNP
42 79 Brett Carroll 2008 .103
43 79 Justin Huber 2008 .246
44 79 Wade Gaynor 2013 .000 DNP
45 79 David Winfree 2011 .000 DNP
46 79 Jake Fox 2008 .000 DNP
47 79 Brandon Snyder 2012 .255
48 78 Jordany Valdespin 2013 .224
49 78 Anthony Hatch 2009 .000 DNP
50 78 Eric Duncan 2010 .000 DNP
51 78 Tripper Johnson III 2007 .000 DNP
52 78 Freddy Sandoval 2008 .180
53 78 Travis Metcalf 2008 .280
54 78 Brandon Jones 2009 .302
55 78 Peter Ciofrone 2009 .000 DNP
56 78 Deibinson Romero 2012 .000 DNP
57 78 Todd Frazier 2011 .273
58 78 John Mayberry 2009 .228
59 78 Darin Ruf 2012 .368
60 78 Chad Tracy 2011 .000 DNP
61 78 Justin Bloxom 2013 .000 DNP
62 78 Kyle Reynolds 2009 .000 DNP
63 77 Justin Bour 2013 .000 DNP
64 77 Ryan Finan 2007 .000 DNP
65 77 Dan Black 2013 .000 DNP
66 77 Beau Mills 2012 .000 DNP
67 77 Brock Peterson 2009 .000 DNP
68 77 Casey McGehee 2008 .131
69 77 Jason Kipnis 2012 .262
70 77 Nick Evans 2011 .269
71 77 Travis Ishikawa 2009 .257
72 77 Mike Costanzo 2009 .000 DNP
73 77 Roger Kieschnick 2012 .000 DNP
74 77 Clint Robinson 2010 .000 DNP
75 77 Ryan Fisher 2013 .000 DNP
76 77 Matt Carpenter 2011 .156
77 77 Billy Nowlin 2012 .000 DNP
78 77 Ryan Mount 2012 .000 DNP
79 77 Mark Shorey 2010 .000 DNP
80 77 Bryan LaHair 2008 .224
81 77 Tony Abreu 2010 .193
82 77 Trevor Plouffe 2011 .256
83 77 Juan Tejeda 2007 .000 DNP
84 77 Angel Salome 2011 .000 DNP
85 77 Matthew Spencer 2011 .000 DNP
86 77 Mark Sobolewski 2012 .000 DNP
87 77 Derrick Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
88 77 Shawn Bowman 2010 .000 DNP
89 77 Tim Wheeler 2013 .000 DNP
90 76 Danny Richar 2008 .157
91 76 Caleb Stewart 2007 .000 DNP
92 76 Rhyne Hughes 2009 .000 DNP
93 76 Tommy Mendonca 2013 .000 DNP
94 76 Ryan Goleski 2007 .000 DNP
95 76 Chris Swauger 2012 .000 DNP
96 76 Brian Dopirak 2009 .000 DNP
97 76 Andy Marte 2009 .235
98 76 Tyler Kuhn 2012 .000 DNP
99 76 Adam Moore 2009 .208
100 76 Nate Freiman 2012 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .043 .043 .043 .013
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .300 .345 .231
18 Split (Multi) .212 .257 .302 .218
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.086
31 vs R (2013) .243 .263 .297 .189
38 Split (2013) .243 .263 .297 .275
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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 Wheeler has split time between the infield corners in the minors, and Arizona's acquisition of Josh Bell had the ripple effect of Wheeler having to learn left field in order to fit his bat into the Triple-A lineup. Much of Wheeler's value is tied to his batting average, and though he pasted the ball all over Reno, a major-league call-up served as a harsh reality check. The good news is that opportunities at the corners are more plentiful in Colorado than they were in Arizona and that if any ballpark can make Wheeler look as good as Reno did, it's Coors Field.
2012 Unlike Bobby Borchering, Ryan Wheeler stands a good chance at sticking at third. His first Double-A season was a success, but his bat probably won’t break the Ryan Roberts mold.
2011 Ryan Wheeler failed to build off of a promising 2009 debut while also proving he's nothing more than a first baseman in an organization crowded with them.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/23Daniel Rathman2014-06-23
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Colorado RockiesBen Carsley2014-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
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