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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-24-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.32010
-0.12011
0.82012
2.52013
1.62014
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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
2010 CHN 23 7 21 20 3 6 4 0 1 13 1 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 .300 .333 .650 .359 3.2 0.1 0.3
2011 CHN 24 4 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .128 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2012 CHN 25 52 190 170 16 45 11 0 5 71 17 51 2 1 0 22 0 0 .265 .337 .418 .271 9.0 -1.5 0.8
2013 CHN 26 113 428 380 41 104 23 0 8 151 34 97 11 2 1 32 2 0 .274 .349 .397 .266 22.8 -0.1 2.5
2014 CHN 27 68 263 242 17 57 14 0 7 92 12 73 6 1 2 29 0 0 .236 .287 .380 .253 9.3 0.4 1.1
Career24491582577214520213296423219438820.259.326.399.26343.8-1.14.6

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
2006 BOI A- 3 8 .268 .225 .336 .331 .267 .143 117 0 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CUB Rk 7 28 .141 .260 .356 .365 .266 .250 102 -3.5 0.8 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2007 PEO A 98 353 .280 .253 .323 .372 .260 .323 89 7.5 10.4 5.1 0.9 -3.3 21.3 2.2 21.3 2.2
2008 DAY A+ 33 127 .215 .260 .334 .370 .258 .337 103 -6.2 3.8 1.9 -0.5 -1.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2008 TEN AA 57 220 .250 .263 .343 .400 .253 .377 113 -2.5 6.4 3.3 -0.1 -3.1 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2008 IOW AAA 1 5 .209 .295 .375 .461 .278 .250 110 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 TEN AA 95 339 .233 .251 .331 .376 .264 .265 93 -10.3 10.1 6 1.5 -2.8 3.0 0.5 3.0 0.5
2010 CHN MLB 7 21 .359 .250 .343 .380 .276 .417 95 2.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.2 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2010 IOW AAA 69 272 .261 .279 .344 .438 .265 .284 98 0.4 8.2 5 -1.4 -1.2 11.9 1.0 11.9 1.0
2011 CHN MLB 4 13 .128 .257 .326 .422 .269 .222 107 -1.7 0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2011 DAY A+ 12 49 .252 .253 .317 .368 .244 .273 99 -0.5 1.5 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2011 IOW AAA 61 251 .291 .279 .349 .435 .266 .321 99 9.1 7.8 3.8 -0.7 -0.7 18.0 1.6 18.0 1.6
2011 CUB Rk 2 9 .535 .292 .362 .412 .275 .667 111 2.9 0.3 0 0.1 -0.1 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2011 LIC Wnt 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 52 190 .271 .252 .314 .403 .258 .348 102 2.1 5.2 3.1 -1.5 -0.6 9.0 0.8 9.0 0.8
2012 TEN AA 5 17 .447 .262 .325 .414 .271 .333 104 3.3 0.5 0.1 -0.0 -0.5 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2012 IOW AAA 44 176 .286 .282 .345 .434 .272 .305 95 5.1 5.2 2.9 -0.8 -0.1 12.5 1.2 12.5 1.2
2013 CHN MLB 113 428 .266 .252 .312 .390 .256 .347 104 2.3 11.3 6.8 -0.1 -1.0 22.8 2.5 22.8 2.5
2014 CHN MLB 68 263 .253 .252 .314 .396 .269 .307 93 -1.7 6.8 4.1 0.4 -0.5 9.3 1.1 9.3 1.1
2014 IOW AAA 2 10 .325 .295 .363 .423 .285 .375 97 0.7 0.3 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 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 CUB Rk 28 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .192 .250 .192 .000 .141 -2.8 0.3 -0.3
2006 BOI A- 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .000 .268 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2007 PEO A 353 41 86 11 2 11 44 23 77 1 3 .271 .333 .423 .151 .280 21.3 0.9 2.2
2008 DAY A+ 127 15 33 8 0 0 12 4 23 1 0 .273 .302 .339 .066 .215 -2.5 -0.5 -0.3
2008 IOW AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .209 -0.2 -0.0 -0.0
2008 TEN AA 220 25 59 11 0 4 24 14 50 0 0 .298 .359 .414 .116 .250 2.9 -0.1 0.3
2009 TEN AA 339 27 74 16 0 11 39 15 71 1 0 .232 .274 .386 .154 .233 3.0 1.5 0.5
2010 CHN MLB 21 3 6 4 0 1 5 1 7 0 0 .300 .333 .650 .350 .359 3.2 0.1 0.3
2010 IOW AAA 272 35 61 17 1 13 59 19 58 0 2 .255 .325 .498 .243 .261 11.9 -1.4 1.0
2011 LIC Wnt 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CUB Rk 9 2 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .667 .778 1.167 .500 .535 3.1 0.1 0.3
2011 IOW AAA 251 38 65 9 0 15 35 20 57 0 0 .286 .351 .524 .238 .291 18.0 -0.7 1.6
2011 DAY A+ 49 6 10 3 0 1 7 6 9 0 0 .238 .327 .381 .143 .252 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2011 CHN MLB 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .000 .128 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2012 IOW AAA 176 22 38 6 0 6 22 23 37 0 0 .260 .375 .425 .164 .286 12.5 -0.8 1.2
2012 CHN MLB 190 16 45 11 0 5 22 17 51 0 0 .265 .337 .418 .153 .271 9.0 -1.5 0.8
2012 TEN AA 17 3 4 0 0 2 6 5 3 0 0 .364 .588 .909 .545 .447 4.0 -0.0 0.4
2013 CHN MLB 428 41 104 23 0 8 32 34 97 2 0 .274 .349 .397 .124 .266 22.8 -0.1 2.5
2014 IOW AAA 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .375 .500 .375 .000 .325 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2014 CHN MLB 263 17 57 14 0 7 29 12 73 0 0 .236 .287 .380 .145 .253 9.3 0.4 1.1

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
2010 73 0.5205 0.4384 0.7188 0.5526 0.3143 0.9524 0.2727 0.2813
2011 48 0.5833 0.4792 0.7391 0.6071 0.3000 0.8824 0.3333 0.2609
2012 754 0.5106 0.4582 0.7797 0.6130 0.2954 0.8771 0.5688 0.2203
2013 1623 0.4935 0.4353 0.7847 0.5993 0.2749 0.8979 0.5442 0.2153
2014 1004 0.5159 0.4522 0.7775 0.5869 0.3086 0.8849 0.5600 0.2225
Career35020.50540.44570.77960.59780.29010.89060.54550.2204

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 2014-06-22 15-DL 20 18 Left Trunk Inflammation Ribcage -
2013-09-18 2013-09-30 15-DL 12 11 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus Tear 2013-09-23 -
2013-08-22 2013-08-25 DTD 3 3 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2013-07-08 2013-07-10 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2012-08-19 2012-08-20 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness - -
2012-05-19 2012-06-14 15-DL 26 23 Right Knee Sprain MCL - -
2011-08-28 2011-09-06 Minors 9 8 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-07-26 2011-08-11 Minors 16 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-05-22 2010-05-31 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-28 2008-07-05 Minors 7 0 - Thumb Contusion - -
2006-06-27 2006-09-11 Minors 76 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $530,000
2013 CHN $503,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$503,000
2011Current$530,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,033,000
3 yrTotal$1,033,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 9 d1 year/$0.53M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10.
  • Signed 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .289 .371 .424 .277
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .337 .393 .261
18 Split (Multi) -.023 -.033 -.030 -.017
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .247 .337 .371 .248
31 vs R (2013) .282 .353 .405 .270
38 Split (2013) .035 .016 .035 .022
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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Overthinking It: June in Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2014-07-02
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Nick Bacarella2014-05-19
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-05-19
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Chris Mosch2014-05-19
Framing the Future: Catcher Framing Projections for 2014Harry Pavlidis2014-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
Fantasy Freestyle: BP's Mixed LABR DraftBret Sayre2014-02-17
Fantasy Experts Mock Draft: Recap and AnalysisPaul Sporer2014-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago CubsCraig Goldstein2014-01-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 CatchersBret Sayre2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersIan Lefkowitz2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersJared Weiss2014-01-17
TTO Scoresheet Podcast: CatchersBen Murphy2014-01-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Players to Avoid: CatchersBP Fantasy Staff2014-01-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: CatchersPaul Sporer2014-01-16
Fantasy Tier Rankings: CatchersMike Gianella2014-01-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: CatchersBret Sayre2014-01-13
The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike TroutBaseball Prospectus2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads NorthRob McQuown2013-12-02
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The Lineup Card: 15 Things We Were Wrong About This YearBaseball Prospectus2013-10-30
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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 8/23Ben Lindbergh2013-08-26
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BP Unfiltered: Who's on First, Jean Segura EditionColin Wyers2013-04-20
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 9Larry Granillo2013-04-10
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 27Larry Granillo2012-08-28
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 5Larry Granillo2012-08-06
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 1Larry Granillo2012-08-02
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Transaction Analysis Blog: Playing Catch-up with the CubsR.J. Anderson2011-05-30
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)With only a handful of catching stars and many of the current crop looking at position changes in the not too distant future, which of the young catchers do you see stepping up to the elite? Do you think Wilson Ramos is in that conversation?
(Scott from LA)
Ramos is a good guess. Probably the best guess, actually. I don't think Welington Castillo will become elite, but I think people slept on how good he was last season. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the time, Josh. As someone who hates wasting a pick chasing the good catchers, who do you like as a usually undrafted or late-round catcher? And feel free to tell me my strategy is not wise.
(Catcherless from In The Rye)
I wouldn't ever rule out taking a player at any position if value presents itself. I'd probably try to target someone just after the premier names go off the board. As for cheap catchers that could surprise, I like Welington Castillo. (Josh Shepardson)


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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
2010 466 -9 -1.7 -25.9 273 0.1 0.0 0.8 -1.7 -25.1
2011 307 -11 -1.7 -39.4 216 0.2 0.1 1.7 -1.7 -37.7
2012 3933 -31 -0.3 -0.6 2282 2.9 0.8 2.5 0.5 2.0
2013 8416 -112 -14.3 -11.9 4556 9.4 2.6 4.0 -11.7 -7.9
2014 5063 -48 -7.3 -10.0 2916 0.1 0.0 0.1 -7.2 -10.0
total 18185 -217 -26.9 -10.4 10243 9.5 2.6 1.8 -24.3 -8.6

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