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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .226 6 30 23 13 .235 0.0
Birth Date9-18-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.32010
1.62011
-0.72012
-0.82013
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
2008 ATL 24 29 85 80 9 16 6 1 1 27 3 23 1 0 1 8 2 0 .200 .238 .338 .217 1.1 -0.4 0.1
2009 CHA 25 46 112 95 9 15 2 0 0 17 14 26 1 0 2 3 6 3 .158 .273 .179 .175 -6.0 -1.7 -0.8
2010 CHA 26 64 101 98 19 22 5 2 2 37 3 36 0 0 0 16 5 3 .224 .248 .378 .207 -3.1 0.2 -0.3
2011 CHA 27 97 216 186 38 48 5 1 13 94 17 62 7 2 4 29 10 6 .258 .340 .505 .294 12.2 2.5 1.6
2012 BOS 28 10 16 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .091 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2012 CHA 28 49 70 63 10 11 1 0 0 12 4 26 1 1 1 2 7 2 .175 .232 .190 .182 -2.3 -0.0 -0.3
2012 CLE 28 43 123 111 15 24 5 0 3 38 7 40 3 2 0 8 6 0 .216 .276 .342 .246 2.5 -3.7 -0.1
2013 CHN 29 9 24 24 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 .042 .042 .042 .018 -5.2 -0.2 -0.6
2013 NYA 29 11 37 35 2 6 1 0 0 7 1 8 0 0 1 3 1 0 .171 .194 .200 .167 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
Career35878470810214525419235492351359713714.205.267.332.221-5.8-3.3-0.9

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
2005 WPT A- 42 191 .288 .249 .328 .350 .254 .276 95 4.6 4.3 2 2.8 -0.4 9.5 1.2 9.5 1.2
2006 HIC A 74 333 .336 .258 .336 .381 .268 .348 102 21.4 7.7 3.5 12.9 3.2 32.6 4.7 32.6 4.7
2006 LYN A+ 54 252 .284 .255 .337 .382 .256 .372 103 5.6 6.4 2.9 -0.6 5.4 22.0 2.1 22.0 2.1
2007 MIS AA 52 237 .277 .257 .332 .385 .261 .361 90 4.3 6.8 3.1 0.4 1.2 14.4 1.5 14.4 1.5
2007 RIC AAA 87 355 .237 .264 .334 .397 .259 .315 94 -4.9 5.9 2.7 -4.5 3.7 6.4 0.2 6.4 0.2
2008 ATL MLB 29 85 .217 .259 .327 .408 .262 .268 93 -3.9 2.5 1.1 -0.4 1.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 RIC AAA 90 403 .231 .269 .336 .413 .267 .278 93 -5.7 5.3 2.5 1.2 2.2 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2009 CHA MLB 46 112 .175 .268 .338 .421 .263 .217 105 -10.1 3.2 0.2 -1.7 1.4 -6.0 -0.8 -6.0 -0.8
2009 CHR AAA 67 283 .243 .268 .334 .407 .252 .312 107 -5.2 8.2 2.9 0.5 1.7 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2010 CHA MLB 64 101 .207 .258 .325 .398 .254 .333 113 -5.5 2.8 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2010 CHR AAA 48 206 .255 .262 .329 .408 .253 .341 100 -1.1 6.3 2.1 1.5 2.5 7.9 0.9 7.9 0.9
2011 CHA MLB 97 216 .294 .259 .324 .406 .262 .310 104 7.2 5.8 -1.9 2.5 1.8 12.2 1.6 12.2 1.6
2012 BOS MLB 10 16 .091 .238 .295 .372 .242 .182 91 -2.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 -0.7 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2012 CHA MLB 49 70 .182 .268 .330 .424 .270 .289 103 -5.4 1.9 -0.2 -0.0 1.3 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2012 CLE MLB 43 123 .246 .246 .314 .393 .255 .300 99 -1.7 3.4 0.8 -3.7 1.0 2.5 -0.1 2.5 -0.1
2013 CHN MLB 9 24 .018 .241 .302 .377 .249 .067 101 -5.6 0.6 0 -0.2 0.0 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
2013 NYA MLB 11 37 .167 .229 .290 .357 .242 .222 101 -3.3 1.0 0 -0.1 0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 IOW AAA 48 173 .281 .262 .334 .400 .264 .364 95 4 5.0 -1.2 0.7 0.0 7.7 0.9 7.7 0.9
2013 SWB AAA 41 168 .296 .253 .321 .376 .249 .312 97 6.5 4.8 0.3 -1.6 1.9 15.5 1.4 15.5 1.4
2014 ROU AAA 89 349 .244 .270 .334 .419 .265 .300 99 -6.3 10.5 0 -5.1 1.5 4.7 -0.0 4.7 -0.0

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
2005 WPT A- 191 19 41 12 4 4 18 14 35 10 3 .243 .302 .432 .189 .288 9.5 2.8 1.2
2006 LYN A+ 252 47 63 10 3 2 28 36 43 24 5 .313 .416 .423 .109 .284 22.0 -0.6 2.1
2006 HIC A 333 59 82 18 5 11 43 51 61 29 8 .299 .414 .522 .223 .336 32.6 12.9 4.7
2007 RIC AAA 355 47 92 14 2 10 41 20 59 28 5 .287 .327 .436 .150 .237 6.4 -4.5 0.2
2007 MIS AA 237 31 56 8 3 3 17 20 60 14 7 .275 .347 .387 .113 .277 14.4 0.4 1.5
2008 ATL MLB 85 9 16 6 1 1 8 3 23 2 0 .200 .238 .338 .138 .217 1.1 -0.4 0.1
2008 RIC AAA 403 46 78 18 7 4 39 33 90 23 7 .220 .293 .344 .124 .231 4.2 1.2 0.5
2009 CHR AAA 283 34 62 9 4 3 24 29 57 17 1 .252 .337 .358 .106 .243 6.7 0.5 0.7
2009 CHA MLB 112 9 15 2 0 0 3 14 26 6 3 .158 .273 .179 .021 .175 -6.0 -1.7 -0.8
2010 CHA MLB 101 19 22 5 2 2 16 3 36 5 3 .224 .248 .378 .153 .207 -3.1 0.2 -0.3
2010 CHR AAA 206 26 50 8 0 4 16 17 46 19 3 .270 .335 .378 .108 .255 7.9 1.5 0.9
2011 CHA MLB 216 38 48 5 1 13 29 17 62 10 6 .258 .340 .505 .247 .294 12.2 2.5 1.6
2012 CLE MLB 123 15 24 5 0 3 8 7 40 6 0 .216 .276 .342 .126 .246 2.5 -3.7 -0.1
2012 BOS MLB 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .091 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2012 CHA MLB 70 10 11 1 0 0 2 4 26 7 2 .175 .232 .190 .016 .182 -2.3 -0.0 -0.3
2013 SWB AAA 168 24 41 8 1 7 18 13 36 12 2 .273 .339 .480 .207 .296 15.5 -1.6 1.4
2013 IOW AAA 173 19 45 8 0 5 13 9 45 6 3 .281 .331 .425 .144 .281 7.7 0.7 0.9
2013 NYA MLB 37 2 6 1 0 0 3 1 8 1 0 .171 .194 .200 .029 .167 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2013 CHN MLB 24 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 9 0 0 .042 .042 .042 .000 .018 -5.2 -0.2 -0.6
2014 ROU AAA 349 48 73 14 3 10 41 28 95 15 5 .234 .303 .394 .160 .244 4.7 -5.1 -0.0

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 285 0.5439 0.5634 0.7313 0.7097 0.3846 0.8091 0.5600 0.2625
2009 407 0.5233 0.4373 0.8146 0.5822 0.2784 0.8548 0.7222 0.1854
2010 370 0.5730 0.4973 0.7500 0.6415 0.3038 0.8456 0.4792 0.2391
2011 795 0.5208 0.4710 0.7433 0.5918 0.3386 0.8245 0.5891 0.2513
2012 811 0.5105 0.4759 0.6961 0.5918 0.3526 0.7755 0.5571 0.3039
2013 228 0.5044 0.4956 0.7434 0.6870 0.3009 0.8734 0.4412 0.2566
Career28960.52590.4820.73980.61590.33120.82010.57030.2567

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-13 2014-07-03 Minors 20 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-03-21 2014-03-22 Camp 1 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-13 Camp 12 0 - Groin Strain - -
2011-09-09 2011-09-29 15-DL 20 20 Right Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal HBP - -
2008-03-07 2008-03-09 Camp 2 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-11-06 2007-11-06 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CHN $750,000
2012 CHA $500,000
2011 CHA $430,000
2009 CHA $402,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,082,500
4 yrTotal$2,082,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 155 dCAA (Joe Urbon)1 year/$0.75M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 3/31/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 4/16/13, sent outright to Triple-A 4/19/13. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 6/21/13. Contract selected by NY Yankees 7/19/13. DFA by NY Yankees 8/5/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/8/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from Chicago White Sox 6/24/12 (Kevin Youkilis trade). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 7/24/12 after being DFA by Boston 7/16/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/20/12. Elected free agency 11/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2009). Re-signed 2/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 4/26/08. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 12/4/08.
  • Acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 1/07.
  • Drafted 2005 (4-121) (University of Washington). $0.2625M 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 512 69 122 20 3 14 54 43 131 31 8 .266 .337 .412 .273 21.8 3B -3, 2B 0 2.0
80o 490 64 110 18 2 12 49 39 129 28 8 .252 .320 .389 .259 14.5 3B -2, 2B 0 1.2
70o 475 60 103 17 2 12 46 37 128 26 7 .242 .308 .373 .249 9.6 3B -2, 2B 0 0.7
60o 462 57 97 16 2 11 43 34 126 25 7 .233 .298 .359 .241 5.6 3B -2, 2B 0 0.3
50o 450 54 91 15 2 10 41 32 124 23 6 .225 .288 .346 .233 2.0 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.1
40o 438 51 86 14 2 10 39 30 123 22 6 .216 .278 .334 .225 -1.3 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.4
30o 425 48 80 13 2 9 36 28 121 20 6 .208 .268 .320 .217 -4.7 3B -2, 2B 0 -0.8
20o 410 45 74 12 2 8 34 26 118 19 5 .198 .256 .304 .207 -8.4 3B -2, 2B 0 -1.2
10o 388 41 65 11 1 7 30 23 115 17 5 .184 .239 .283 .194 -13.0 3B -2, 2B 0 -1.7
Weighted Mean4565594152114233125247.228.292.352.2373.63B -2, 2B 00.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 23% 4% 15% 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
201531250274771624216812.209.283.324.226-0.6-4.11.3-0.014.9-20.3-1.6
201632250264880523177012.210.275.312.220-1.0-8.01.2-0.114.9-24.1-1.6
2017336036311919212574216927.218.281.326.225-0.8-3.82.5-0.414.9-20.8-3.9
2018345876010716112534216723.203.269.307.215-1.5-10.31.8-0.514.9-26.6-3.8
2019355555710215111503915519.206.270.309.216-1.6-10.71.2-0.614.9-26.2-3.6
2020366106211116112544317319.202.267.301.213-1.9-13.60.6-0.914.9-28.2-4.0
2021376025910816111524117116.198.263.292.208-2.3-17.10.1-1.014.9-31.1-3.9
2022386186111216111534317515.200.264.292.208-2.3-17.3-0.3-1.214.9-30.8-4.0
2023396086111116111534417213.202.268.297.211-2.2-16.3-0.7-1.414.9-29.2-3.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.65.91.4out of baseball0.90.29.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Rusty Ryal 2013 .000 DNP
2 82 Nick Green 2009 .234
3 78 Eugenio Velez 2012 .000 DNP
4 78 Drew Sutton 2013 .000 DNP
5 78 Freddie Bynum 2010 .000 DNP
6 78 Adam Rosales 2013 .230
7 77 Antonio Perez 2010 .000 DNP
8 77 Delwyn Young 2012 .000 DNP
9 77 Robby Hammock 2007 .208
10 76 Jayson Nix 2013 .237
11 76 Matt Kata 2008 .000 DNP
12 75 J.J. Furmaniak 2010 .000 DNP
13 75 Alex Escobar 2009 .000 DNP
14 75 Eliezer Alfonzo 2009 .163
15 75 Jason Smith 2008 .196
16 75 Abraham Nunez 2007 .000 DNP
17 75 Bubba Crosby 2007 .000 DNP
18 75 Greg Dobbs 2009 .250
19 75 Ron Calloway 2007 .000 DNP
20 75 Clint Barmes 2009 .247
21 75 Pete Orr 2009 .246
22 75 Jack Hannahan 2010 .000 DNP
23 75 Dan Dement 2008 .000 DNP
24 75 Brooks Conrad 2010 .289
25 75 Eric Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
26 75 Joe Mather 2013 .000 DNP
27 75 Brent Dlugach 2013 .000 DNP
28 74 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
29 74 Dewayne Wise 2008 .244
30 74 Hector Luna 2010 .190
31 74 Andy Phillips 2007 .256
32 74 Ryan Roberts 2011 .283
33 74 Michael Ryan 2008 .000 DNP
34 73 Jeff Baker 2011 .248
35 73 Chris Basak 2009 .000 DNP
36 73 Jason Repko 2011 .204
37 73 Esteban German 2008 .227
38 73 Ramon Santiago 2010 .241
39 73 Mike Fontenot 2010 .259
40 73 Omar Quintanilla 2012 .244
41 73 Robby Thompson 1992 .280
42 73 Dee Brown 2008 .000 DNP
43 73 Cory Sullivan 2010 .178
44 73 Russ Adams 2011 .000 DNP
45 72 John Rodriguez 2008 .000 DNP
46 72 Ryne Sandberg 1990 .317
47 72 Brett Carroll 2013 .000 DNP
48 72 Brandon Inge 2007 .239
49 72 Chris Dickerson 2012 .347
50 72 Robb Quinlan 2007 .228
51 72 Alexis Gomez 2009 .000 DNP
52 72 Andrew Beattie 2008 .000 DNP
53 72 Jeff Kent 1998 .304
54 72 Todd Linden 2010 .000 DNP
55 72 Mike Rivera 2007 .296
56 71 Junior Spivey 2005 .258
57 71 Tommy Manzella 2013 .000 DNP
58 71 Marcus Thames 2007 .257
59 71 Humberto Cota 2009 .000 DNP
60 71 Brian Barden 2011 .000 DNP
61 71 Josh Fields 2013 .000 DNP
62 71 Edgar Gonzalez 2008 .253
63 71 Matt Macri 2012 .000 DNP
64 71 Marshall McDougall 2009 .000 DNP
65 71 Adam Fox 2012 .000 DNP
66 71 Chris Gimenez 2013 .334
67 71 Luis Rivas 2010 .000 DNP
68 71 Derek Wathan 2007 .000 DNP
69 71 Brendan Harris 2011 .000 DNP
70 70 Humberto Quintero 2010 .207
71 70 Chris Aguila 2009 .000 DNP
72 70 Bo Hart 2007 .000 DNP
73 70 Seth Bynum 2011 .000 DNP
74 70 Andy Gonzalez 2012 .000 DNP
75 70 Chad Hermansen 2008 .000 DNP
76 70 Charlie Neal 1961 .238
77 70 Rob Johnson 2013 .209
78 70 Andres Torres 2008 .000 DNP
79 70 Mike Aviles 2011 .239
80 70 Koyie Hill 2009 .227
81 70 Ryan Langerhans 2010 .275
82 70 Javier Colina 2009 .000 DNP
83 70 Damion Easley 2000 .257
84 70 Matt Cepicky 2008 .000 DNP
85 70 Fred Lewis 2011 .242
86 70 Ramon Castro 2010 .000 DNP
87 69 Larry Bigbie 2008 .000 DNP
88 69 Donnie Murphy 2013 .290
89 69 Yurendell de Caster 2010 .000 DNP
90 69 Gil McDougald 1958 .258
91 69 Ryan Shealy 2010 .030
92 69 Davey Johnson 1973 .319
93 69 Bob Bailey 1973 .301
94 69 Sean Berry 1996 .276
95 69 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
96 69 Chris Shelton 2010 .000 DNP
97 69 Brad Davis 2013 .000 DNP
98 69 Josh Wilson 2011 .238
99 69 Matt Tolbert 2012 .000 DNP
100 69 Amaury Cazana 2009 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .193 .237 .354 .224
11 vs R (Multi) .185 .244 .240 .190
18 Split (Multi) -.009 .008 -.113 -.034
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .091 .091 .136 .075
31 vs R (2013) .135 .158 .135 .126
38 Split (2013) .044 .067 -.001 .051
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 So thatís what happened to Kipnisís home-run-to-fly-ball rate. Lillibridge stole it and used it in 2011. After just 298 plate appearances of utter nothingness, split almost evenly from 2008-10, Lillibridge went berzerk in 2011 with an out-of-nowhere 13 home runs. The 845 OPS was 220 points higher than his previous career high. Youíll be shocked to learn that it didnít last. His 2012 was right in line with his first three seasons, yet he still amassed a career high of 102 games played, likely due to the fact that he played every position but the battery.
2012 Lillibridge is a likable player and was a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy season at The Cell, shining defensively all over the diamond and delivering unexpected home run thump. It was exactly the sort of small-sample performance that prompts sports-radio chuckleheads to call up The Score and demand that some fleetingly productive grinder be permanently installed at the top of the order, despite years of evidence that their heroís true talent level is that of a utility player. Luckily, the White Sox know the difference, and will continue to get good value from Lillibridge by spotting him appropriately. Heíll likely never hit this well again, and if he gets 400 at-bats this year, youíll know things have gone badly for the Sox.
2011 We're Here Because We're Here is an album by the British death metal group Anathema, which seems an appropriate explanation for why we have to write a full-length player comment on Brent Lillibridge. The thinking mind rebels, but hey, this guy does... well, stuff, right? He plays all sorts of positions, hits something against major-league pitching, and maybe he even solves crimes after hours. What he's actually for on a big-league roster defies easy explanation. Third-string shortstop? Pinch-runner for designated narcoleptics? Roster yo-yo until he runs out of options and winds up on the Royals someday? Oh, wait, that last one sounds good! He even has that honeyed former association with the Braves that is ambrosia to Dayton Moore.
2010 The bloom is off the rose. When he was coming up through the minors, Lillibridge looked like a shortstop with patience, speed, and a little bit of pop, but his numbers at the upper levels slipped, and his performances in a series of major-league opportunities have been nothing short of disastrous. He's 26 now; players his age rarely suddenly turn things around, and the signing of Omar Vizquel sends a clear message as to how the White Sox feel about him.
2009 Lillibridgeís strong age-22 season in A-ball is starting to look like an outlier rather than the measure of his true potential. Expected to pressure Escobar for the shortstop job last year, Lillibridge instead suffered an all-out collapse in his first full season at Triple-A, which in turn drew attention to how much of his 2007 production was dependent on his batting average. His defense and footspeed held, but if he canít pull his bat out of its current nosedive, heíll have to lean on his athleticism to eke out a major league career as a utilityman. The good news is that having been included in the Javier Vazquez trade, his options are more plentiful with the White Sox, who could use him in center field and will allow him to compete for the jobs at second and third base in spring training. Still, he's blocked at shortstop by Alexei Ramirez and is unlikely to beat out Chris Getz or Josh Fields at the other two infield spots.
2008 If Yunel Escobar hadn't hit .326 in the majors last season, Lillibridge would be going into spring training fighting for the starting shortstop job. Lillibridge is the better defensive player and has stronger secondary skills. Still, it might be for the best that he'll start the year at Triple-A; his plate discipline has been in reverse for three levels, and he's never spent more than three months in one place.
2007 Lillibridge made a fairly seamless midseason jump from Hickory to High-A Lynchburg. However, his power didn`t make the trip with him. Still, his speed and selectivity at the plate should have him in Pittsburgh sooner rather than later. He has above average range, good hands, and a strong arm to go with his patience and gap power. With Lillibridge possibly starting 2007 at Double-A, the Pirates will soon get the chance to see if they have a better shortstop than Jack Wilson, and might thereby improve their lot by moving their current regular. We`ll all be waiting to see them take that chance.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Dunn ----> White Sox. Speaking of which, any idea why Tyler Flowers is getting so few spring ABs? I think he has all of 9 or 10. Are the Sox just trying to figure out what they have in Brent Lillibridge and there aren't enough to go around, or what?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
Dunn would be a lovely addition on the South Side, absolutely. The problem is whether the Sox have enough to make it worthwhile; trading Becks ought to be a non-starter, and they'll need to keep Flowers for the inevitable post-AJP future. I think what's happened with Flowers is that he just really has no chance of making the club, and because they're serious about his future behind the plate, they don't want him DHing at the outset and being a third catcher of sorts when he could be solidifying last year's gains behind the plate in the early months as an everyday Knight down in Charlotte. The Lillibridge menace doesn't seem too likely; with Vizquel, Nix, Jones, Kotsay, and Castro all likely to make the team, he's up against the 12th pitcher candidates, and that's probably not a fight he can win. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Scotty Pods experiment for the White Sox? Is there anything left in he tank speed wise?
(Ozzie from Chicago)
He's a marginal fifth outfielder.

The White Sox started Brent Lillibridge in CF and Alexei Ramirez at SS last night. Just flipping them would be a nice start. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)What are the odd that the Braves acquire Jason Bay from Pittsburgh? Do you know any of the names being tossed around that would go back to the Buccos in a deal like this?
(Jorge from Atlanta)
The Braves have been offering Brent Lillibridge and Brandon Jones but the Pirates want a third high-end propsect. (John Perrotto)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Bedard trade ever goes through, will Adam Jones play SS or OF for the Orioles? If OF, would the Orioles deal for a real prospect SS who's currently blocked, like the Braves' Lillibridge?
(Chief Nocahoma from Etowah, GA)
Given that the Orioles have neither a center fielder nor a shortstop, I suspect they'll leave Jones in the outfield.
Brent Lillibridge will be unblocked by July, I think. It's a good idea to go get him, but I fail to see a single Oriole (Bedard excepted, of course) the Braves would trade for. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)From an Orioles point of view, what's not to like about the rumored trade with Seattle? Baltimore will not compete in 2008 nor 2009 and the team probably can't sign Erik Bedard to an extension anyway. Kevin Goldstein is very high on Adam Jones and Chris Tillman. Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio could become very helpful major leaguers. I do not get the George Sherrill-part of the trade, but maybe the O's are going to trade him right away (to the Braves for Brent Lillibridge?). All in all, it looks like a very good deal for the Orioles.
(bo9anderson from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Don't misunderstand me - it's a good deal for Baltimore, absolutely. I just don't know what you do with Sherrill. If you're going to rebuild, rebuild. The problem for Baltimore is that rebuilding requires a full commitment, and this team can't commit to *anything* in full so long as Peter Angelos is running the show. (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat)The Adam LaRoche for Mike Gonzalez trade seems to have worked out best for the Pirates, until you take into account the 3rd man in the deal (Brent Lillibridge). Does that make the trade "Advantage Braves", and another bone-headed move by Dave Littlefield?
(Frank from Las Vegas)
I've probably been overstating Lillibridge's case the past couple of years, but I think he should be a major league starter like yesterday. So, yes, I agree with you, although I'm not quite sure I would go so far as to classify this one as "boneheaded." (Jim Baker)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)C-K! Can I call you C-K? Enjoyed the latest TA, but the Kotsay move still confuses me. Do the Braves think they can contend in 2008 after downgrading from Andruw to Kotsay and Renteria to Yunel? Those both seem like pretty big gambles if you're banking on the playoffs to persuade Big Tex to stick around after his walk year. Especially when $$$ usually work just as well. Why not roll Brent Lillibridge out there in CF and see if it works?
(Tim from Portland, OR)
I think the expectation here is that the Mets and Phillies both aren't going to be 100-win teams, so the Braves have a shot on the perceived strength of their rotation, and the virtues of plugging in Tex at first base for a full season. Some of that's reasonable, even if the Glavine they've signed isn't the Glavine they last had. The thing about Lillibridge is that I still think he's their best long-term option at short, and with Jordan Schafer their center fielder of the very near future, they wanted a vet with some upside potential. While I think Kotsay's not really a great bet, there is at least some potential that he might have another 2005 season in him.

Of course you can call me CK; Sheehan's only been doing it for 12 years or so. (Christina Kahrl)


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