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Birth Date9-16-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 2 months, 11 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.42010
-0.22011
2.32012
3.52013
2.42014
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
2007 BOS 23 15 29 25 6 7 2 1 0 11 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280 .379 .440 .264 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2008 BOS 24 34 86 78 7 23 5 1 2 36 6 25 0 2 0 11 1 1 .295 .337 .462 .274 2.8 0.5 0.3
2008 PIT 24 45 177 158 12 35 10 2 6 67 15 45 1 3 0 23 0 1 .222 .288 .424 .242 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2009 PIT 25 133 424 385 47 91 20 4 7 140 34 84 4 1 0 41 1 5 .236 .304 .364 .233 -9.0 1.4 -0.8
2010 PIT 26 17 27 26 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .112 -3.8 -0.2 -0.4
2011 PHI 27 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.061 -1.9 0.1 -0.2
2012 OAK 28 84 296 265 48 77 18 0 21 158 26 90 3 2 0 52 1 1 .291 .358 .596 .335 25.2 -3.6 2.3
2013 OAK 29 145 505 446 73 114 23 3 30 233 50 140 6 3 0 87 4 2 .256 .337 .522 .328 37.4 -5.3 3.5
2014 OAK 30 147 580 500 70 117 23 2 25 219 67 153 10 3 0 81 1 0 .234 .334 .438 .288 24.8 -3.5 2.4
Career62521301889265468102139186920355124140298810.248.326.460.28575.5-11.37.0

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
2003 LOW A- 65 252 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AUG A 109 490 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 23 91 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 135 568 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PME AA 133 573 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 BOS MLB 15 29 .264 .263 .344 .407 .261 .368 101 0.1 0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2007 PAW AAA 133 559 .287 .267 .336 .404 .263 .374 93 16.4 16.3 -5.5 2.6 0.9 25.3 2.7 25.3 2.7
2008 BOS MLB 34 86 .274 .261 .331 .401 .259 .396 109 1.3 2.5 -0.8 0.5 -0.3 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 45 177 .242 .257 .325 .408 .258 .264 100 -3.4 5.1 -1.5 -0.5 -1.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
2008 PAW AAA 43 182 .308 .267 .332 .417 .267 .352 90 9.9 5.6 -3.4 -0.4 -0.1 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2009 PIT MLB 133 424 .233 .259 .328 .409 .261 .285 96 -12.2 12.2 -3.8 1.4 -5.0 -9.0 -0.8 -9.0 -0.8
2010 PIT MLB 17 27 .112 .278 .343 .447 .284 .200 90 -4.1 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2010 IND AAA 136 556 .262 .263 .332 .412 .254 .305 104 1.1 16.8 -6.4 -8.8 -2.9 7.5 -0.1 7.5 -0.1
2011 PHI MLB 5 6 -.061 .185 .251 .294 .207 .000 89 -1.9 0.2 0 0.1 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2011 LEH AAA 124 506 .309 .258 .326 .400 .254 .334 91 29.2 15.7 -4.7 4.2 2.6 48.1 5.0 48.1 5.0
2012 OAK MLB 84 296 .335 .255 .314 .407 .260 .359 97 21.9 8.1 -4.3 -3.6 -0.3 25.2 2.3 25.2 2.3
2012 SAC AAA 51 224 .322 .293 .357 .454 .278 .289 96 15.6 6.7 -3.1 0.3 -0.6 18.5 1.9 18.5 1.9
2013 OAK MLB 145 505 .328 .254 .318 .401 .266 .301 94 32.8 13.3 -7.3 -5.3 -1.9 37.4 3.5 37.4 3.5
2014 OAK MLB 147 580 .288 .251 .312 .390 .263 .283 96 15.3 15.0 -6.7 -3.5 0.7 24.8 2.4 24.8 2.4

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 LOW A- 252 29 54 15 4 7 34 15 53 7 5 .237 .296 .430 .193 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AUG A 490 66 147 25 6 13 101 46 75 19 8 .339 .408 .515 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAR A+ 91 16 35 2 1 2 10 7 15 2 0 .422 .467 .542 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PME AA 568 87 135 31 4 16 61 53 129 6 3 .268 .341 .441 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 PME AA 573 76 145 36 3 12 83 56 108 8 5 .285 .359 .439 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PAW AAA 559 66 139 41 2 16 78 61 148 3 5 .282 .364 .471 .189 .287 25.3 2.6 2.7
2007 BOS MLB 29 6 7 2 1 0 1 4 6 0 0 .280 .379 .440 .160 .264 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2008 PAW AAA 182 29 46 8 4 8 30 16 47 2 0 .282 .350 .528 .245 .308 10.3 -0.4 1.0
2008 BOS MLB 86 7 23 5 1 2 11 6 25 1 1 .295 .337 .462 .167 .274 2.8 0.5 0.3
2008 PIT MLB 177 12 35 10 2 6 23 15 45 0 1 .222 .288 .424 .203 .242 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2009 PIT MLB 424 47 91 20 4 7 41 34 84 1 5 .236 .304 .364 .127 .233 -9.0 1.4 -0.8
2010 PIT MLB 27 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .154 .185 .192 .038 .112 -3.8 -0.2 -0.4
2010 IND AAA 556 73 133 32 2 22 96 42 118 12 7 .266 .329 .470 .204 .262 7.5 -8.8 -0.1
2011 LEH AAA 506 66 120 31 1 23 80 62 127 4 6 .275 .368 .509 .234 .309 48.1 4.2 5.0
2011 PHI MLB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.061 -1.9 0.1 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 224 32 56 11 1 15 33 22 40 4 0 .286 .371 .582 .296 .322 18.5 0.3 1.9
2012 OAK MLB 296 48 77 18 0 21 52 26 90 1 1 .291 .358 .596 .306 .335 25.2 -3.6 2.3
2013 OAK MLB 505 73 114 23 3 30 87 50 140 4 2 .256 .337 .522 .267 .328 37.4 -5.3 3.5
2014 OAK MLB 580 70 117 23 2 25 81 67 153 1 0 .234 .334 .438 .204 .288 24.8 -3.5 2.4

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 994 0.4748 0.4844 0.7401 0.6949 0.2931 0.8567 0.4902 0.2599
2009 1563 0.4920 0.5026 0.7822 0.6931 0.3174 0.8818 0.5714 0.2178
2010 98 0.5408 0.5204 0.8235 0.6981 0.3111 0.8649 0.7143 0.1765
2011 18 0.5000 0.6667 0.5833 0.8889 0.4444 0.5000 0.7500 0.4167
2012 1177 0.4741 0.5060 0.6672 0.7025 0.3279 0.7653 0.4778 0.3328
2013 2005 0.4603 0.4988 0.7060 0.6945 0.3318 0.8268 0.4903 0.2940
2014 2332 0.4768 0.4734 0.7319 0.6727 0.2918 0.8449 0.4944 0.2663
Career81870.47580.49220.72760.68970.31240.8370.50840.2719

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-24 2014-09-24 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Tear Cartilage -
2014-07-05 2014-07-07 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-05-31 2014-06-03 DTD 3 2 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-03-07 2009-03-18 Camp 11 0 Right Thumb Sprain Mild -
2008-10-03 2008-10-03 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Osteochondral Defect 2008-10-03
2008-09-22 2008-09-29 DTD 7 6 Left Knee Soreness Osteochondral Defect -
2008-08-18 2008-08-20 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-05-03 2008-05-23 15-DL 20 19 Right Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2008-05-04

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 OAK $
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $4,100,000
2013 OAK $1,600,000
2009 PIT $414,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,014,500
2011Current$4,100,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$6,114,500
5 yrTotal$6,114,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 160 dOctagon1 year/$4.1M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/1/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia for 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/17/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10. DFA by Pittsburgh 3/29/10. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/8/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4145M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Boston 3/6/08. Acquired in trade from Boston 7/31/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Boston 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Boston 11/05. Re-signed 2/06.
  • Drafted by Boston 2002 (8-238) (Loganville HS, Ga.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .225 .283 .396 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .350 .558 .337
18 Split (Multi) .044 .068 .162 .087
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .200 .261 .388 .240
31 vs R (2013) .268 .353 .552 .343
38 Split (2013) .068 .091 .164 .103
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-03 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm reading a lot of comments that the Cespedes/Lester trade was a bad deal for Oakland. But I still think the Russell/Samardzija trade is the one that will haunt them. Your thoughts?
(Jim from St Paul)
A superficial (but still emotionally compelling) answer is: Lester pitched in a playoff game. There's a decent chance Samardzija never will, either because he's traded this offseason or because the A's don't quite have enough next year, sans a middle infield, a left fielder, a catcher who can be counted on defensively, a center fielder who can play even close to every day, etc. etc. etc. etc.

But more importantly, in the wake of the Cespedes/Lester trade, it became clear that Cespedes wasn't going to be in Oakland in 2015 no matter what. The question was what they could get back for him in the offseason vs. midyear 2014, and while the classic trade would have been to get prospects back for him, it's hardly unforgivable to instead take a two-month maybe-ace and add him to what was looking at the time like a real shot at a World Series trophy.

I'd hope it goes unsaid that all the bunk about how the Cespedes trade killed the A's offense is bunk. John Jaso's concussion and Brandon Moss' hip and Coco Crisp's neck and Stephen Vogt's foot, along with that unfortunate few weeks where both Jed Lowrie and Nick Punto were hurt at the same time all have a lot more to do with the A's regression in run-scoring than the mystical Cespedes and his magical protection abilities.

That said, if Jeff Samardzija pitches 2015 for the A's and pitches it as well as he did in 2014 for the A's (that 8:1 K:BB ratio is incredible) and Oakland gets back to the playoffs again despite looking for all the world like 2014 was the last gasp, then even that trade won't look quite so bad. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's wrong with Brandon Moss? Hitting .179/.304/.255 since the All Star break.
(Dave from Chicago)
Haven't seen enough of him over the past couple of weeks to say. Possible it's just a normal slump. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)Which of these Mosses would you rather have; Randy, Kate or Brandon?
(Loren from Prague)
Probably the best question so far. They all provide REALLY REALLY REALLY different skill sets. Ranked, we're gonna go with what you said: Randy, Kate, and then Brandon. Brandon Moss is basically still a platoon guy, and I would not want to be the guy to tell Randy Moss he is is going to be part of a platoon. Kate Moss is definitely the most consistent of these three, especially when it comes to not being a professional athlete, but we're taking Randy for the upside. (Cespedes Family BBQ)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which player do you consider, like tater tots, underrated?
(Theo Lee Reed from New York)
Brandon Moss is the tater tots of baseball (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think experts are trying to play it safe with Jose Abreu? I know Cuban pitchers aren't near the level of MLB pitchers, but Abreu put up absolutely insane numbers even when compared to Puig and Cespedes. I'd like to think his upside is massive.
(Brandon from Florida)
I think they're playing it safe because 1B is such a deep position that there's no need to assume so much risk. I've read some pretty conservative expectations for Abreu, so I get where you're coming from, but are we THAT convinced he'll be measurably better than Brandon Moss or Mike Napoli next year? That would only make him a fringe top-20 at first base. (Ben Carsley)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)I have Carlos Quentin, Nick Markakis, Carlos Gomez, and Brandon Moss for 5 dollars each in a deep $325 32 roster spots league. Given several ?s such as health and building off breakout seasons, do you have any particular feelings on any of these players to produce to the level they have once or recently shown?
(Sal from Staten island)
Either way, those are great bargains in a deep league. Quentin is in the "best shape of his life" if you're a believer in that...I'd gladly take all 4 of those guys in a deep league like that. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)speaking of possible flukes, Brandon Moss - over/under 30 HRs.
(Chris from LA)
Under. Platooning him so strictly allows him to post a pretty triple-slash line, but it also cuts down on his counting stats. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Among the A's "surprise" breakouts (Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson's second half), who do you think has the best chance to maintain their performance in 2013?
(VeganRyan from Oakland, Ca)
Gotta go with Reddick. Elite-level tools, and still super young. I feel like both Moss and Donaldson could build on their 2012 performances, but Reddick is uniquely poised to bounce back from a poor year and really show people what he can do in his age-26 season. (Ian Miller)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brandon Moss the second coming of Jose Bautista?
(Kyle from SD)
No (Jason Parks)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who do you have winning the Oakland 1B job: Chris Carter or Brandon Moss? If Carter wins it outright, can he hit 30-35 HR?
(Ervin from San Francisco)
I would like to believe Carter can finally break out and win the job. His power is tremendous, and he certainly has 30-homer potential, even with a low average and swing and miss issues. That said, he's going to have to flat out beat Moss in spring training, something I'm not willing to predict at this point. (Mark Anderson)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi. Do think Brandon Moss will continue to mash for a few years or will pitchers have solved him by June of next year?
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
hotstatrat, thanks for your question. He is one of the most improved players in the Majors this year, and I have been really impressed with his improvement in pitch recognition and driving the baseball in counts. He is a better player than I saw when he was a Red Sox or Pirate. It will be interesting to see how he responds after big league teams have a winter to review how they pitched him, because making adjustments is the key to sticking around for a long time as a successful Major Leaguer. (Dan Evans)
2012-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Brandon Moss manning Oakland's first base post for the rest of the season?
(hotstatrat from Fantasyland)
Maybe? He looked pretty awful at 1B in the Giants series. Honestly, I still want to see Chris Carter get a shot, but I'm probably the only one. (Ian Miller)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)In your Rule 5 Wrap you said Pittsburgh may be a perfect fit for John Raynor. If it comes down to Raynor vs. Brandon Moss for the 4th outfielder position, who do you like going forward?
(Joe from TN)
Raynor offers the speed and ability to play up the middle, but I don't think that costs Moss a job. I think it's Moss and Raynor for the 4th and 5th jobs. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)According to an MLB.com story: "(John Russell) suggested that the Pirates will start the season with Nyjer Morgan, Nate McLouth and Brandon Moss manning the outfield." Are you surprised that McCutcheon isn't in that equation, and whether he is or not, should the Pirates be looking to add a more legitimate home run threat to that mix?
(Cambridge from BP New England)
McCutchen didn't have a good second half at Indianapolis and they feel he needs a little more time there. Yes, the Pirates need a power hitter in the worst way, but they don't seem too intent on getting one. (John Perrotto)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, Thanks for the chat. You, Keith Law, and Jim Callis are my lifelines for knowledgable prospect discussion (but your expertise of Japanese RPG's crushes Keith Law's!) My question is this: why doesn't there seem to be a market for Brandon Moss? He seems like the kind of outfielder who could hit .285 with 25 HRs in the majors (especially in the weaker NL.) He also provides plus defense at the corners, and comes at a very affordable price. That seems like a great deal -- am I delusional? Shouldn't a team like the Mets or the Padres (who are playing JODY GERUT in left field) take a look at this guy? Thanks.
(Roel Torres from Somerville)
I'll tell you folks, all of a sudden, the PSP is the platform for JRPGs -- go get one. I'm not saying Brandon Moss doesn't have value, but what evidence do we have that he can hit 25 home runs? His career high in the minors is 16, and that's always been the concern. (Kevin Goldstein)


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