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Portrait of Moises Sierra

Moises Sierra RFWhite Sox

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .243 0 0 0 0 .250 0.0
Birth Date9-24-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 0 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.32012
0.72013
-0.42014
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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 TOR 23 49 157 147 14 33 4 0 6 55 8 44 2 0 0 15 1 0 .225 .274 .374 .222 -3.2 -0.1 -0.3
2013 TOR 24 35 122 107 11 31 13 1 1 49 14 29 0 1 0 13 1 0 .290 .369 .458 .308 5.8 0.6 0.7
2014 CHA 25 83 135 127 20 35 8 2 2 53 7 34 0 1 0 7 3 1 .276 .311 .417 .270 4.5 -1.8 0.3
2014 TOR 25 13 35 34 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 .059 .086 .059 .061 -6.7 0.2 -0.7
Career180449415471012539159301162203751.243.296.383.2470.4-1.2-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 DBL Rk 69 281 .000 .240 .474 .376 .371 .304 0.0 -0.9 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 BLJ Rk 43 154 .223 .243 .317 .347 .242 .240 100 -6.2 4.5 -1.7 5.6 0.5 -1.5 0.4 -1.5 0.4
2008 LNS A 130 489 .255 .249 .320 .364 .259 .310 96 -2.5 14.1 -5.2 1.1 -6.4 5.1 0.6 5.1 0.6
2009 DUN A+ 110 459 .263 .252 .326 .364 .255 .331 104 1.3 13.0 -4.8 -9.0 1.3 11.4 0.2 11.4 0.2
2009 NHP AA 8 36 .289 .248 .328 .362 .262 .440 92 1.1 1.0 -0.4 -0.9 -0.8 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1
2010 DUN A+ 10 40 .180 .231 .296 .337 .240 .200 89 -4 1.4 -0.5 -0.0 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2010 BLJ Rk 10 38 .259 .255 .302 .362 .251 .320 103 -0.1 1.4 -0.6 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2
2011 NHP AA 133 551 .292 .266 .334 .408 .279 .307 88 19.5 16.2 -6 -1.6 1.8 31.9 3.0 31.9 3.0
2011 GIG Wnt 34 106 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR MLB 49 157 .222 .248 .313 .393 .257 .278 106 -5.9 4.3 -1.7 -0.1 -0.6 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2012 LVG AAA 100 422 .273 .279 .341 .423 .265 .333 108 6.1 12.5 -4.2 0.3 -2.3 16.7 1.7 16.7 1.7
2012 GIG Wnt 49 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TOR MLB 35 122 .308 .254 .309 .403 .261 .385 104 5.6 3.2 -1.2 0.6 -1.1 5.8 0.7 5.8 0.7
2013 BUF AAA 100 412 .250 .255 .325 .384 .253 .331 103 -4.4 11.8 -3.3 3.1 3.1 10.4 1.4 10.4 1.4
2013 DOM int 4 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BLJ Rk 3 10 .380 .235 .333 .323 .257 .333 97 1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2014 CHA MLB 83 135 .270 .254 .312 .387 .261 .359 102 1.2 3.5 -1.2 -1.8 -0.4 4.5 0.3 4.5 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 13 35 .061 .256 .319 .394 .262 .080 106 -6.5 0.9 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -6.7 -0.7 -6.7 -0.7
2014 CHR AAA 4 18 .195 .246 .325 .380 .245 .308 107 -1.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -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
2006 DBL Rk 281 35 62 16 1 4 26 24 50 17 3 .253 .346 .376 .122 .000 0.0 -0.9 0.0
2007 BLJ Rk 154 17 29 5 1 5 15 5 39 2 2 .203 .248 .357 .154 .223 -1.5 5.6 0.4
2008 LNS A 489 50 111 16 5 9 39 26 114 12 11 .246 .298 .364 .118 .255 5.1 1.1 0.6
2009 NHP AA 36 1 12 1 0 1 6 1 8 0 1 .353 .371 .471 .118 .289 1.7 -0.9 0.1
2009 DUN A+ 459 56 116 24 2 5 56 34 66 10 2 .286 .363 .393 .106 .263 11.4 -9.0 0.2
2010 DUN A+ 40 4 6 1 0 1 5 1 11 0 1 .162 .184 .270 .108 .180 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2010 BLJ Rk 38 4 9 2 0 1 3 4 8 0 0 .265 .342 .412 .147 .259 0.8 1.0 0.2
2011 GIG Wnt 106 9 20 3 0 1 14 10 28 3 1 .217 .295 .283 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 NHP AA 551 81 137 19 3 18 67 39 93 16 14 .277 .342 .436 .160 .292 31.9 -1.6 3.0
2012 LVG AAA 422 62 109 16 1 17 63 39 86 7 6 .289 .360 .472 .183 .273 16.7 0.3 1.7
2012 TOR MLB 157 14 33 4 0 6 15 8 44 1 0 .225 .274 .374 .150 .222 -3.2 -0.1 -0.3
2012 GIG Wnt 185 29 42 7 0 6 21 19 32 8 6 .268 .372 .427 .159 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DOM int 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BUF AAA 412 57 99 18 5 11 51 16 106 12 4 .261 .309 .422 .161 .250 10.4 3.1 1.4
2013 BLJ Rk 10 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 .333 .500 .500 .167 .380 1.6 0.3 0.2
2013 TOR MLB 122 11 31 13 1 1 13 14 29 1 0 .290 .369 .458 .168 .308 5.8 0.6 0.7
2014 CHR AAA 18 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .195 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1
2014 CHA MLB 135 20 35 8 2 2 7 7 34 3 1 .276 .311 .417 .142 .270 4.5 -1.8 0.3
2014 TOR MLB 35 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 .059 .086 .059 .000 .061 -6.7 0.2 -0.7

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 588 0.5153 0.4847 0.6982 0.6370 0.3228 0.7824 0.5217 0.3018
2013 473 0.4545 0.5243 0.7702 0.7442 0.3411 0.8875 0.5568 0.2298
2014 682 0.5029 0.5308 0.7210 0.7055 0.3540 0.8636 0.4333 0.2790
Career17430.49390.51350.72670.69290.340.84270.49660.2733

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-16 2014-08-31 15-DL 15 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2013-09-25 2013-09-26 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2013-09-08 2013-09-08 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2010-07-01 2010-08-31 Minors 61 0 Wrist Fracture Hamate -
2010-04-08 2010-06-21 Minors 74 0 Stress Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TOR $504,700
2013 TOR $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
2011Current$504,700
2 yrPvs + Cur$504,700
2 yrTotal$504,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 105 d1 year/$0.5047M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5047M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 5/3/14 after being DFA by Toronto 5/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Toronto 11/19/10.
  • Signed by Toronto as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 446 56 114 22 2 16 59 32 105 9 5 .282 .345 .464 .290 17.8 RF -1 1.9
80o 424 51 103 20 2 14 54 29 102 8 4 .268 .329 .440 .277 11.4 RF -1 1.2
70o 409 48 95 18 2 13 50 27 100 8 4 .257 .317 .422 .267 7.1 RF -1 0.7
60o 395 45 89 17 2 12 47 26 98 7 4 .248 .307 .408 .258 3.7 RF -1 0.3
50o 383 42 85 16 2 12 45 24 97 7 4 .240 .298 .394 .250 0.7 RF -1 0.0
40o 371 40 79 15 2 11 42 23 95 6 3 .232 .288 .381 .242 -2.1 RF -1 -0.3
30o 357 37 73 14 1 10 39 21 93 6 3 .223 .278 .366 .234 -4.9 RF 0 -0.6
20o 342 34 67 13 1 9 36 19 90 5 3 .213 .266 .349 .224 -8.0 RF 0 -0.9
10o 320 30 59 11 1 8 32 17 87 5 3 .199 .250 .326 .210 -11.7 RF 0 -1.3
Weighted Mean38944871721246259874.244.302.400.2542.1RF -10.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 22% 7% 27% 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
201526316376812193622776.241.304.389.2530.87.9-1.7-0.714.1-3.8-0.5
2016273634375141114126896.230.298.383.2520.87.6-1.9-0.914.9-4.6-0.6
2017286017112921219694214010.238.301.388.2540.66.5-3.3-1.514.9-3.6-1.0
201829611731302522073441519.236.300.398.2560.77.3-3.4-1.614.9-2.6-1.0
201930615751282222173471539.232.302.391.2550.66.8-3.5-1.614.9-3.0-1.0
202031498601071811658371157.240.306.391.2570.88.6-2.9-1.414.9-2.0-0.8
202132598711302321868431407.239.303.386.2540.66.2-3.5-1.714.9-3.5-1.0
202233626741332221970461496.235.299.379.2500.33.7-3.6-1.814.9-5.8-1.1
202334616741342221971451475.241.306.390.2560.77.1-3.6-1.914.9-2.4-1.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
11.624.817.736.813.163.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Rene Tosoni 2012 .000 DNP
2 87 Brett Carroll 2008 .103
3 86 Josh Kroeger 2008 .000 DNP
4 85 Nate Schierholtz 2009 .254
5 84 Josh Reddick 2012 .275
6 84 Tyler Colvin 2011 .186
7 84 Tim Wheeler 2013 .000 DNP
8 84 David Winfree 2011 .000 DNP
9 83 Ben Guez 2012 .000 DNP
10 83 Victor Diaz 2007 .250
11 83 Alex Burg 2013 .000 DNP
12 83 Thomas Neal 2013 .158
13 83 Alex Castellanos 2012 .216
14 83 Michael Taylor 2011 .266
15 83 Bronson Sardinha 2008 .000 DNP
16 83 Roger Kieschnick 2012 .000 DNP
17 82 Matt Esquivel 2008 .000 DNP
18 82 Aaron Cunningham 2011 .234
19 82 Brandon Jones 2009 .302
20 82 Mark Shorey 2010 .000 DNP
21 81 Justin Huber 2008 .246
22 81 Delwyn Young 2007 .336
23 81 Mitch Moreland 2011 .254
24 81 Caleb Stewart 2007 .000 DNP
25 81 Chris Swauger 2012 .000 DNP
26 81 Collin Cowgill 2011 .234
27 81 Michael Hernandez 2009 .000 DNP
28 81 Shin-Soo Choo 2008 .320
29 81 Franklin Gutierrez 2008 .242
30 80 Danny Putnam 2008 .000 DNP
31 80 Ronnie Welty 2013 .000 DNP
32 80 Brad Snyder 2007 .000 DNP
33 80 Brian Mc Fall 2009 .000 DNP
34 80 Nick Akins 2013 .000 DNP
35 80 Jeremy Slayden 2008 .000 DNP
36 80 Todd Frazier 2011 .273
37 80 Blake Smith 2013 .000 DNP
38 80 Tyler Henley 2010 .000 DNP
39 80 Carlo Testa 2012 .000 DNP
40 80 Jeremy Moore 2012 .000 DNP
41 80 Matthew Spencer 2011 .000 DNP
42 79 Corey Hart 2007 .298
43 79 Seth Smith 2008 .279
44 79 Jon Gaston 2012 .000 DNP
45 79 Nick Evans 2011 .269
46 79 Ryan Goleski 2007 .000 DNP
47 79 Trayvon Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
48 79 Charlie Blackmon 2012 .236
49 79 Michael Bianucci 2011 .000 DNP
50 79 Thomas Giles 2009 .000 DNP
51 79 Sergio Pedroza 2009 .000 DNP
52 79 Matt Joyce 2010 .284
53 79 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2013 .233
54 79 Joe Mather 2008 .270
55 78 Josh Bell 2012 .166
56 78 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2013 .000 DNP
57 78 Justin Maxwell 2009 .272
58 78 Jordan Parraz 2010 .000 DNP
59 78 Stefan Gartrell 2009 .000 DNP
60 78 Jai Miller 2010 .227
61 78 Kent Matthes 2012 .000 DNP
62 78 Mike Baxter 2010 .077
63 78 Chris Colton 2008 .000 DNP
64 78 Eric Thames 2012 .248
65 78 John Raynor 2009 .000 DNP
66 78 Scott Cousins 2010 .270
67 78 Nolan Reimold 2009 .279
68 78 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2013 .000 DNP
69 78 Brent Clevlen 2009 .000 DNP
70 78 Kentrail Davis 2013 .000 DNP
71 78 Joey Butler 2011 .000 DNP
72 78 John Mayberry 2009 .228
73 78 Ron Davenport 2007 .000 DNP
74 78 Xavier Paul 2010 .227
75 77 Brady Shoemaker 2012 .000 DNP
76 77 Blake Tekotte 2012 .086
77 77 Raul Reyes 2012 .000 DNP
78 77 Jamie Hoffmann 2010 .000 DNP
79 77 Ryan Kalish 2013 .000 DNP
80 77 Chris Pettit 2010 .000 DNP
81 77 Brandon Guyer 2011 .220
82 77 Matt Tuiasosopo 2011 .000 DNP
83 77 Clete Thomas 2009 .252
84 77 Ryan Adams 2012 .000 DNP
85 77 Scott Van Slyke 2012 .188
86 77 Jacob Butler 2008 .000 DNP
87 77 Brad Glenn 2012 .000 DNP
88 77 Carlos Guzman 2011 .000 DNP
89 77 Jeff Fiorentino 2008 .750
90 77 Marvin Lowrance 2010 .000 DNP
91 77 Travis Ishikawa 2009 .257
92 77 Nick Hundley 2009 .265
93 77 Scott Moore 2009 .000 DNP
94 77 Derrick Mitchell 2012 .000 DNP
95 77 John Matulia 2012 .000 DNP
96 77 Ben Harrison 2007 .000 DNP
97 77 Jason Pridie 2009 .000 DNP
98 76 Lorenzo Cain 2011 .216
99 76 Chad Huffman 2010 .187
100 76 Drew Stubbs 2010 .279

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .258 .324 .476 .289
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .336 .397 .258
18 Split (Multi) .008 .012 -.079 -.031
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .235 .316 .471 .285
31 vs R (2013) .315 .393 .452 .304
38 Split (2013) .080 .077 -.019 .020
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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 Sierra has clubbed 41 home runs over the last two years, a testament to increased trust in his hands that has finally allowed him to tap into his above-average power. He has a chance to hit in the bottom third of a major-league lineup while providing solid defense and a plus arm in right field. Sierra has below-average speed and instincts on the bases, leading to a 62 percent stolen-base success rate in 105 tries. He’s aggressive and isn’t likely to post impressive batting averages or on-base percentages, but he could carve out a long career as a bench player capable of playing all three outfield positions.
2012 Developers of baseball video games face a constant problem. On the one hand, they want to provide the most realistic rosters possible. On the other hand, they want players to be able to play “season mode” many seasons into the future. The most common solution is to make up players and give them names made from combinations of other players’ names. These fictional players, with names like “Ruben Alou,” are usually pretty middling by the time they are called up. The typical one is a corner outfielder who slugs .436 in his age-22 season. If you’re lucky, a guy like that might turn into a useful trade chip or a utility player. But his best function is to fill out an organizational roster for years to come.
2011 Dominican outfielder Moises Sierra's best asset is his throwing arm, but he is getting too old for that alone to be enough to wish on. If he's going to have a big-league career, he has to start hitting, and soon.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Alcantara Can StayDaniel Rathman2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Trade Deadline Edition, SellersMike Gianella2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week 11Jeff Quinton2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Kazmir's 'A' GameChris Mosch2014-05-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessInterleague Report: Week SevenJeff Quinton2014-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue JaysBen Carsley2013-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing ArgumentAndrew Koo2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Fernandez's Closing ArgumentChris Mosch2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessSporer Report: Five Tips for the Contender EndgamePaul Sporer2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Strong Side, Weak SideDaniel Rathman2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 21Bradley Ankrom2012-10-22
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 24Larry Granillo2012-09-25
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 21Larry Granillo2012-09-22
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 7Larry Granillo2012-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 8/24/12Paul Singman2012-08-24
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 17Larry Granillo2012-08-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 8/17/12Paul Singman2012-08-17
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 13Larry Granillo2012-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 26Kevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 12Kevin Goldstein2012-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 7Kevin Goldstein2012-05-08
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 20Kevin Goldstein2011-07-21
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Moises Sierra. Regular or 4th OF?
(sportznut from Clinton Township, MI)
Barely a 4th OF. (Mark Anderson)


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