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Portrait of Reggie Willits

Reggie Willits LFAngels

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
6 1014 .258 .356 .302 .244 1.9
Birth Date5-30-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
BatsB
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
2006 ANA 25 28 58 45 12 12 1 0 0 13 11 10 0 0 2 2 4 3 .267 .411 .289 .258 3.5 0.9 0.4
2007 ANA 26 136 518 430 74 126 20 1 0 148 69 83 3 5 11 34 27 8 .293 .391 .344 .265 16.9 8.1 2.5
2008 ANA 27 82 136 108 21 21 4 0 0 25 21 26 0 2 5 7 2 1 .194 .321 .231 .220 -1.9 -1.7 -0.4
2009 ANA 28 49 92 80 16 17 2 0 0 19 5 17 0 1 6 6 5 1 .212 .256 .237 .183 -4.0 -2.1 -0.6
2010 ANA 29 97 182 159 23 41 7 0 0 48 19 26 1 0 3 8 2 4 .258 .341 .302 .242 2.4 0.5 0.3
2011 ANA 30 22 28 22 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 .045 .192 .091 .142 -3.6 0.4 -0.3
Career414101484414621835102551291694829584017.258.356.302.24413.46.01.9

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
2003 PRO Rk 59 276 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 135 625 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 123 561 .260 .268 .335 .406 .252 .355 115 0.1 12.5 -1 -1.5 5.6 17.4 1.6 17.4 1.6
2006 ANA MLB 28 58 .258 .265 .337 .413 .253 .343 104 -0.1 1.7 0.1 0.9 1.0 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2006 SLC AAA 97 437 .295 .273 .346 .419 .266 .370 115 15.6 12.2 0.3 6.9 1.4 30.2 3.7 30.2 3.7
2007 ANA MLB 136 518 .265 .272 .335 .424 .264 .358 100 2.9 15.4 -3.6 8.1 4.9 16.9 2.5 16.9 2.5
2008 ANA MLB 82 136 .220 .256 .326 .406 .254 .250 102 -5.8 3.9 -0.9 -1.7 0.9 -1.9 -0.4 -1.9 -0.4
2008 RCU A+ 4 16 .347 .266 .336 .380 .263 .385 94 1.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.0 0.5 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 SLC AAA 10 43 .310 .282 .355 .425 .259 .438 108 2.5 1.3 -0.3 0.6 0.5 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2009 ANA MLB 49 92 .183 .262 .330 .410 .255 .266 102 -7.6 2.6 -0.6 -2.1 2.0 -4.0 -0.6 -4.0 -0.6
2009 SLC AAA 62 280 .238 .276 .344 .427 .271 .311 108 -6.5 8.0 -1.1 2.0 4.3 2.8 0.5 2.8 0.5
2010 ANA MLB 97 182 .242 .256 .322 .401 .256 .308 102 -3.3 5.0 -0.5 0.5 -0.6 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2010 RCU A+ 5 21 .273 .279 .363 .412 .275 .308 98 0.3 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.6 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 ANA MLB 22 28 .142 .273 .335 .408 .268 .067 99 -3.2 0.8 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2011 SBR A+ 5 25 .217 .276 .345 .407 .262 .267 90 -1.2 0.7 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 SLC AAA 65 280 .245 .291 .356 .447 .265 .326 110 -5 8.7 -2 2.0 -0.1 -1.4 0.1 -1.4 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
2003 PRO Rk 276 53 69 14 4 4 27 37 52 14 4 .300 .406 .448 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 625 99 150 17 5 5 52 73 112 45 15 .285 .376 .365 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 561 75 148 23 6 2 46 54 78 40 14 .304 .380 .388 .084 .260 17.4 -1.5 1.6
2006 SLC AAA 437 85 115 18 4 3 39 77 50 31 15 .327 .446 .426 .099 .295 30.2 6.9 3.7
2006 ANA MLB 58 12 12 1 0 0 2 11 10 4 3 .267 .411 .289 .022 .258 3.5 0.9 0.4
2007 ANA MLB 518 74 126 20 1 0 34 69 83 27 8 .293 .391 .344 .051 .265 16.9 8.1 2.5
2008 SLC AAA 43 7 14 2 1 0 4 5 6 1 1 .378 .442 .486 .108 .310 3.6 0.6 0.4
2008 RCU A+ 16 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .357 .438 .357 .000 .347 1.6 -0.0 0.2
2008 ANA MLB 136 21 21 4 0 0 7 21 26 2 1 .194 .321 .231 .037 .220 -1.9 -1.7 -0.4
2009 ANA MLB 92 16 17 2 0 0 6 5 17 5 1 .212 .256 .237 .025 .183 -4.0 -2.1 -0.6
2009 SLC AAA 280 40 61 10 1 1 27 34 44 11 4 .261 .354 .325 .064 .238 2.8 2.0 0.5
2010 RCU A+ 21 3 4 1 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 .267 .450 .333 .067 .273 2.0 0.0 0.2
2010 ANA MLB 182 23 41 7 0 0 8 19 26 2 4 .258 .341 .302 .044 .242 2.4 0.5 0.3
2011 SLC AAA 280 36 59 5 2 0 15 44 46 5 4 .260 .385 .300 .040 .245 -1.4 2.0 0.1
2011 SBR A+ 25 1 4 1 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 .200 .304 .250 .050 .217 -1.3 0.4 -0.1
2011 ANA MLB 28 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 .045 .192 .091 .045 .142 -3.6 0.4 -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
2008 582 0.5722 0.3608 0.8810 0.5075 0.1647 0.9172 0.7317 0.1095
2009 366 0.5738 0.3934 0.8611 0.5238 0.2179 0.9545 0.5588 0.1319
2010 771 0.5655 0.3818 0.8741 0.5115 0.2119 0.9327 0.6901 0.1259
2011 135 0.5037 0.4074 0.7818 0.4853 0.3284 0.8485 0.6818 0.2000
Career18540.56470.37940.8670.51080.20680.9260.67660.1273

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-17 2011-09-06 Minors 20 20 Left Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-12 15-DL 21 10 Left Lower Leg Recovery From Strain Calf -
2011-03-13 2011-03-22 Camp 9 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-03-30 2010-04-14 15-DL 15 8 Right Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-15 2010-03-30 Camp 15 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-11 2009-03-14 Camp 3 0 General Medical Illness Sinus Infection -
2009-03-02 2009-03-05 Camp 3 0 Left Groin Tightness -
2008-08-09 2008-08-27 15-DL 18 16 Head Concussion Player Collision with Pitcher At Home Plate - Second Concussion In One Week -
2008-08-04 2008-08-06 DTD 2 2 - Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2008-05-25 2008-05-27 DTD 2 2 Fingers Laceration Stepped on Finger -
2007-06-28 2007-07-03 DTD 5 3 Right Knee Contusion Running Into Structure -
2007-05-24 2007-05-26 DTD 2 2 Thigh Inflammation Hamstring Tendinitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 ANA $
2011 ANA $775,000
2010 ANA $625,000
2008 ANA $432,500
2007 ANA $382,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,215,000
4 yrTotal$2,215,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 51 d1 year/$0.775M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). DFA by LA Angels 8/17/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/11.
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2009). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/25/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2008). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/05. Re-signed by LA Angels 2/06.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2003 (7-210).

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
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Not only has Willits gone another year without hitting his first major league home run, but in the post-2008 Pitch/fx era he has still hit just one ball to the warning track and one ball over an outfielder's head. The fact that his career isolated power is .044, but his walk rate in that time was higher than those of Ryan Howard, Kevin Youkilis, and Gary Sheffield tells us more about pitching than we realize. The Angels dropped him from the 40-man roster late in the season.
2011 For a time, Willits was a poor man’s Brett Gardner, before a Brett Gardner for the wealthy man hit the market. The switch-hitter’s offensive contributions in his fractional 2006 and full 2007 were BABIP-driven and powerless—after nearly a thousand major-league plate appearances, he still has yet to go yard—but the speedy outfielder seemed like the type of player who might be able to sustain BABIPs in the mid-.300s, and his selectivity made him an on-base threat from both sides of the plate. However, the Oklahoman’s success has proven to be short-lived. Perhaps realizing that Willits couldn’t make them pay, opposing pitchers started throwing a significantly higher percentage of pitches into his strike zone after 2007, cutting into his walk rate. Meanwhile, the slap-hitter started elevating—always a bad sign for players for players whose flies tend not to leave the yard—and his reduced ground-ball percentage produced a corresponding decrease in BABIP. Since Willits lacks the superior defensive ability and baserunning acumen that one might expect of a player with his skill set, he’s languished below replacement level in his sporadic post-2007 work.
2010 Since his breakout rookie campaign in 2007, a slew of injuries and a crowd of healthy outfielders have conspired to limit Willits largely to pinch-running and defensive replacement duties. The real culprit is Willits' own lack of power; between Salt Lake and Anaheim, his translated slugging percentage for 2008-2009 was just .255—so low it doesn't pay for pitchers to do anything but pound the strike zone against him, neutralizing the impact of his plate discipline. Unless he can show some muscle amid his limited opportunities—particularly against righties, given Juan Rivera's struggles—he'll remain a spare part.
2009 Willits was a revelation in 2007, filling in at all three outfielder positions while showing outstanding on-base skills, but 2008 was a disaster. Gall bladder surgery weakened him in spring training, and that set a theme of sorts, a his season was filled with injuries, including a pair of concussions as well as a torn-up hand from when he got spiked. That led to zero production, and as icing on the cake he was cut from his Dominican Winter League team when he started off 1-for-26. In 12 months he's gone from a valuable to a player at a crossroads. It's a cruel game sometimes.
2008 It's not easy to sustain a walk rate like Willits's with so little power. As you look at his 2007 season, you see evidence that pitchers started coming at him a bit more as time went by. He didn't handle it well, striking out much more in the second half (18.6 percent of his plate appearances vs. 13.8 percent of his first-half PAs) and walking less (12.3 percent, down from 13.6 percent). Willits' whole game is walks and speed, so look for him to return to a fourth-outfielder role in 2008, especially given the Angles' crowded outfield/DH situation.
2007 Although `Whatchu Talkin` `Bout` Willits has a better arm than most of his fourth/fifth outfielder ilk, he`s pretty much your standard slap-and-sprint example of the type. The minefield most of these guys have to run to actually make it and stick isn`t too dissimilar from salmon trying to slip past all those bears on their way to the spawning. Happily, Willits doesn`t have to worry about turning an unfashionable shade of red, let alone being eaten, but whether or not he actually produces a big league career is more in the hands of Scioscia and Stoneman than his own.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wanna talk about the Angels . . . due for a continued collapse . . . still starting Jeff Mathis, still employing Brandon Wood and Reggie Willits, hiring Fernando Rodney to close, and still riding Scott Kazmir - now the worse starting pitcher in the league?
(Scoresheetwiz from Great Lakes Region)
Writers like to pick the Twins every year just because the Twins seem to overcome expectations, and they like to pick the Angels because they have a long track-record of excellence, but I think in both cases they've missed the boat this year. These teams had maybe the worst offseasons in baseball. In the case of the Angels, I still have some belief in Willits as a fourth/fifth outfielder, but as I discussed in today's Broadside (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13452) the Mathis thing is terrible and retaining Brandon Wood simply cruel.

I used to have great admiration for Mike Scioscia's talents, but it seems like he's ossified and his worst instincts now control him. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the great, and depressing, deconstruction of the Jacobs deal for KC and its ramifications. Given this blind spot for raw power and ignoring the subtleties, how do you see Dayton Moore moving forward this winter? Do you see any off-the-radar corner outfield notions that make any sense (Juan Rivera)?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Sorry to call it as I saw and generate some joylessness on the Great Plains, BL. There are veteran outfielders who can be had cheaply, certainly, but like you, I'd like to see if getting a guy like Rivera on the cheap was possible. However, unless they make DeJesus their CF, you might be targeting the wrong Angel outfielder--Reggie Willits would be sort of nice to have, I'd think. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Gardner has two more stolen bases today against the Reds -- any room for him on the roster? Sure seems like he'd be useful, and it isn't like he's a zero at the plate.
(g-mo from noch)
I'm a Gardner fan, but we have to recognize that he's a little feller with no power to speak of. That said, they could really use his skill set in the fifth outfielder line, because they currently have a deficit in the pinch-runner/defensive replacement department. As I've written elsewhere, the only reason not to select Gardner for that job, if they can find room with all of the corner types they're going to carry, is that he's a lefty, and it would be nice if the reserve OF could spell Bobby Abreu against the tougher southpaws.

I'm rooting for a Reggie Willits acquisition, but know it won't happen. (Steven Goldman)


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