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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-22-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age35 years, 0 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72010
-0.02011
0.12012
2013
-0.32014
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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
2005 BAL 25 9 12 12 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .152 -1.5 0.1 -0.1
2009 SFN 29 49 134 127 15 29 6 1 2 43 4 30 3 0 0 13 0 0 .228 .269 .339 .204 0.9 0.4 0.1
2010 SFN 30 56 140 126 19 30 6 1 4 50 8 35 3 0 3 10 1 2 .238 .299 .397 .262 6.4 -0.2 0.7
2011 SFN 31 82 236 213 14 42 8 2 4 66 18 59 2 2 1 17 2 1 .197 .264 .310 .214 0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2012 SFN 32 12 14 11 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 .091 .214 .182 .187 0.7 0.0 0.1
2014 CHN 34 8 26 25 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 .120 .115 .160 .115 -2.1 0.1 -0.2
Career2165625145210822410168311389444543.210.265.327.2174.5-0.10.5

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
2001 DEL A 61 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FRD A+ 80 335 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA 27 107 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ABE A- 2 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .778 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOW AA 81 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOW AA 90 326 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 9 12 .152 .286 .338 .480 .283 .300 99 -1.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2005 OTT AAA 95 344 .211 .270 .335 .425 .251 .281 106 -18.5 10.2 5.8 0.3 -2.6 -6.0 -0.5 -6.0 -0.5
2006 OTT AAA 92 340 .242 .258 .325 .391 .255 .283 101 -6 9.2 5.6 0.7 -2.4 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2007 BOW AA 42 156 .286 .270 .340 .407 .260 .343 103 4.4 4.5 2.6 1.0 -0.8 8.8 1.0 8.8 1.0
2007 NOR AAA 18 67 .161 .256 .328 .393 .256 .184 88 -6.7 1.8 0.7 0.2 -0.1 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2008 FRE AAA 49 169 .211 .281 .357 .455 .266 .276 110 -9.5 5.2 3 0.0 0.2 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2008 ROC AAA 8 25 .145 .253 .324 .385 .254 .176 95 -2.9 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2009 SFN MLB 49 134 .204 .265 .330 .412 .262 .284 92 -8 3.9 2.3 0.4 1.6 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2009 FRE AAA 34 126 .238 .267 .340 .412 .266 .306 98 -3.1 3.7 2.2 0.1 -0.6 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2010 SFN MLB 56 140 .262 .261 .326 .405 .269 .299 90 0.3 3.9 2.3 -0.2 -0.9 6.4 0.7 6.4 0.7
2011 SFN MLB 82 236 .214 .254 .318 .394 .261 .250 90 -10.6 6.4 3.8 -0.6 0.6 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2012 SFN MLB 12 14 .187 .255 .320 .397 .264 .125 91 -1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 FRE AAA 60 229 .217 .275 .337 .423 .263 .275 101 -11.1 6.8 3.7 -0.1 1.2 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2013 ROU AAA 67 244 .188 .268 .337 .417 .268 .230 94 -19 7.0 4 -0.6 0.3 -7.5 -0.8 -7.5 -0.8
2014 CHN MLB 8 26 .115 .260 .316 .393 .270 .167 96 -3.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 IOW AAA 63 230 .227 .263 .333 .404 .261 .252 96 -8.7 6.9 3.5 0.1 -0.6 3.3 0.3 3.3 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
2001 DEL A 230 30 53 11 0 7 28 9 45 1 1 .250 .303 .401 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA 107 11 26 5 0 2 11 4 18 0 1 .263 .308 .374 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FRD A+ 335 34 81 19 0 8 42 14 57 0 0 .259 .299 .396 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOW AA 275 21 54 13 1 1 23 5 44 0 0 .204 .229 .272 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ABE A- 10 0 7 3 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 .700 .700 1.000 .300 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BOW AA 326 41 75 18 0 18 60 25 65 2 2 .253 .313 .495 .242 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .152 -1.5 0.1 -0.1
2005 OTT AAA 344 28 74 22 1 4 27 21 65 1 3 .233 .284 .347 .114 .211 -6.0 0.3 -0.5
2006 OTT AAA 340 37 77 18 1 11 47 10 73 1 3 .244 .281 .413 .168 .242 7.8 0.7 0.8
2007 NOR AAA 67 5 11 1 0 2 6 1 12 1 1 .180 .212 .295 .115 .161 -4.9 0.2 -0.5
2007 BOW AA 156 18 41 7 4 4 30 8 32 0 3 .291 .331 .482 .191 .286 8.8 1.0 1.0
2008 FRE AAA 169 13 36 7 0 2 22 12 27 2 0 .238 .297 .325 .086 .211 -2.7 0.0 -0.3
2008 ROC AAA 25 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 .167 .200 .292 .125 .145 -2.5 0.1 -0.2
2009 FRE AAA 126 16 28 7 1 6 24 8 40 0 0 .241 .286 .474 .233 .238 3.8 0.1 0.4
2009 SFN MLB 134 15 29 6 1 2 13 4 30 0 0 .228 .269 .339 .110 .204 0.9 0.4 0.1
2010 SFN MLB 140 19 30 6 1 4 10 8 35 1 2 .238 .299 .397 .159 .262 6.4 -0.2 0.7
2011 SFN MLB 236 14 42 8 2 4 17 18 59 2 1 .197 .264 .310 .113 .214 0.1 -0.6 -0.0
2012 FRE AAA 229 27 45 11 1 1 20 17 43 0 1 .224 .296 .303 .080 .217 3.2 -0.1 0.3
2012 SFN MLB 14 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .091 .214 .182 .091 .187 0.7 0.0 0.1
2013 ROU AAA 244 21 42 6 0 5 25 16 61 0 0 .187 .242 .280 .093 .188 -7.5 -0.6 -0.8
2014 IOW AAA 230 14 44 13 0 6 21 18 50 0 0 .214 .291 .364 .150 .227 3.3 0.1 0.3
2014 CHN MLB 26 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 8 1 0 .120 .115 .160 .040 .115 -2.1 0.1 -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
2009 487 0.5298 0.5453 0.7396 0.6899 0.3799 0.8315 0.5517 0.2566
2010 514 0.4805 0.4980 0.7569 0.6721 0.3333 0.8193 0.6404 0.2392
2011 947 0.5100 0.5359 0.7396 0.6957 0.3685 0.8333 0.5556 0.2604
2012 60 0.4167 0.3667 0.6364 0.4000 0.3429 1.0000 0.3333 0.3636
2014 91 0.5934 0.5934 0.6667 0.7037 0.4324 0.7368 0.5000 0.3333
Career20990.50830.52650.73770.68050.36460.830.56670.2604

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-14 2013-08-24 Minors 10 0 Right Elbow Tendonitis - -
2013-07-24 2013-07-31 Minors 7 0 Right Low Back Strain Calf - -
2013-02-28 2013-03-21 Camp 21 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-12-07 2011-12-07 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Inflammation PRP Injection 2011-12-07 -
2011-08-18 2011-08-25 7-DL 7 6 - Head Concussion Sliding Into Second Base - -
2011-06-23 2011-06-28 DTD 5 4 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2011-02-18 2011-03-10 Camp 20 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-08-06 2007-09-05 Minors 30 0 Head Concussion -
2007-06-18 2007-07-12 Minors 24 0 - Face Fracture Cheekbone - -
2004-04-08 2004-04-23 Minors 15 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2003-05-26 2003-07-02 Minors 37 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 TEX $
2011 SFN $425,000
2010 SFN $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$830,000
3 yrTotal$830,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 66 dPro Star Management1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/12/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/3/14. DFA by Chicago Cubs 6/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). DFA by Texas 1/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/4/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 12/17/11 (split contract, $0.175M in minors). Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from San Francisco 11/5/12. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/3/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 11/28/12. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Toronto 12/12/12.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/2/11. Non-tendered by San Francisco 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 11/17/08 (minor-league contract). $0.4M salary in majors. Contract purchased by San Francisco 5/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/6/08 (minor-league contract). Signed by San Francisco 5/5/08 (minor-league contract).
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2001 (6-173) (Delta State).

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Pebble Hunting: The Price of a Personal CatcherSam Miller2013-04-05
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The Lineup Card: 13 Offseason NeedsBaseball Prospectus2012-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Tuesday, November 6Daniel Rathman2012-11-06
Painting the Black: Evaluating the Non-Tender Class of '11R.J. Anderson2012-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap: Giants 8, Tigers 3Sam Miller2012-10-25
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On the Beat: Posey's Giant ComebackJohn Perrotto2012-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewGeoff Young2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewJay Jaffe2012-03-05
The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-02-24
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Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011Sam Miller2012-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Replacement-Level Killers, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-02-01
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 5Larry Granillo2011-08-06
Transaction Analysis Blog: Weekend Roundup EditionR.J. Anderson2011-07-18
Wezen-Ball: Numbers That Should Be RetiredLarry Granillo2011-07-01
Transaction Analysis: Replacing PujolsBen Lindbergh2011-06-23
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On the Beat: The Clouds Part in SeattleJohn Perrotto2011-05-30
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 30Larry Granillo2011-05-01
Team Injury Projection: San Francisco GiantsMarc Normandin2011-03-31
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Opening Day 2013, Sandy Rosario will be a member of ____? Eli Whiteside will be a member of ____?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Best question yet. Springfield Isotopes, Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant team. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees acquired Eli Whiteside, then sign him to a deal within last week or so to avoid arbitration. However, they end up just DFA'ing him yesterday to make room for Pettitte. Why all the trouble in acquiring & signing him to a deal, when you were just going to attempt to put him through waivers in long-run in hopes to have him ready in SWB "in case of emergency"?
(jlarsen from Highland Park, IL)
Love Highland Park, jlarsen. Great place to live. You don't win with 25 guys, and an older club needs even more depth. Brian Cashman is absolutely brilliant, constantly finds options, so I like that deal. If you're rigid in your thinking this time of the year, you will regret it next season when you don't have options. (Dan Evans)


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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
2009 2792 47 6.5 16.3 1545 -2.8 -0.8 -3.5 5.7 12.8
2010 3359 50 8.9 18.5 2064 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 8.7 18.0
2011 5115 116 15.7 21.5 2677 -0.9 -0.2 -0.6 15.5 20.8
2012 324 3 0.5 10.1 196 -0.2 -0.1 -2.3 0.4 7.8
2014 563 -2 -0.5 -6.7 299 -0.3 -0.1 -2.0 -0.6 -8.7
total 12153 204 28.6 16.5 6781 -5.1 -1.4 -1.4 27.2 15.0

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