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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date3-27-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
1.52013
-0.12014
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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
2013 CHN 23 64 254 236 26 67 16 0 6 101 13 68 4 0 1 16 4 4 .284 .332 .428 .280 14.0 -0.2 1.5
2014 CHN 24 106 322 304 30 65 10 3 9 108 14 108 1 2 1 25 7 3 .214 .249 .355 .226 -3.3 2.2 -0.1
Career17057654056132263152092717652241117.244.286.387.25010.72.01.4

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
2007 dcu Rk 62 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CUB Rk 47 185 .278 .267 .353 .394 .270 .371 100 3.9 5.9 2.1 6.7 0.5 14.3 2.0 14.3 2.0
2009 PEO A 131 491 .242 .257 .330 .374 .259 .335 104 -9.3 14.3 2.9 -1.3 3.7 12.3 1.1 12.3 1.1
2010 DAY A+ 120 447 .282 .255 .323 .372 .261 .323 90 10.3 12.6 5.3 7.6 -2.0 26.7 3.5 26.7 3.5
2011 DAY A+ 49 216 .286 .272 .333 .400 .259 .384 97 6.4 6.5 3 9.9 3.3 19.3 2.9 19.3 2.9
2011 TEN AA 67 262 .229 .261 .332 .401 .252 .307 115 -8.9 7.7 3.5 4.0 3.2 8.0 1.2 8.0 1.2
2011 EST Wnt 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TEN AA 103 448 .281 .251 .330 .374 .260 .353 101 9.6 12.4 4.2 1.3 -0.4 23.5 2.6 23.5 2.6
2012 EST Wnt 44 175 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .413 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHN MLB 64 254 .280 .247 .309 .380 .250 .377 105 4.9 6.7 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 14.0 1.5 14.0 1.5
2013 IOW AAA 40 170 .287 .254 .331 .387 .262 .347 95 5 4.9 0.3 1.9 1.9 10.2 1.2 10.2 1.2
2014 CHN MLB 106 322 .226 .250 .311 .389 .264 .296 97 -10.2 8.3 -0.8 2.2 0.7 -3.3 -0.1 -3.3 -0.1
2014 IOW AAA 14 71 .291 .272 .343 .435 .271 .312 99 2.5 2.1 -0.3 -0.7 0.4 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4

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
2007 dcu Rk 249 41 61 16 2 3 30 16 53 9 3 .274 .337 .404 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 CUB Rk 185 24 48 4 6 2 23 13 42 12 2 .286 .341 .417 .131 .278 14.3 6.7 2.0
2009 PEO A 491 71 115 19 7 7 42 18 138 10 7 .248 .277 .365 .117 .242 12.3 -1.3 1.1
2010 DAY A+ 447 56 104 18 4 9 46 35 99 13 9 .264 .329 .398 .135 .282 26.7 7.6 3.5
2011 TEN AA 262 41 60 10 2 6 17 13 60 19 2 .248 .300 .380 .132 .229 8.0 4.0 1.2
2011 DAY A+ 216 39 64 11 4 6 34 6 49 19 4 .315 .336 .498 .182 .286 19.3 9.9 2.9
2011 EST Wnt 8 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 .429 .500 .857 .429 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 EST Wnt 175 23 48 8 1 5 24 15 46 11 3 .312 .382 .474 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TEN AA 448 56 113 26 3 10 50 35 105 21 12 .279 .341 .432 .153 .281 23.5 1.3 2.6
2013 IOW AAA 170 30 46 10 2 4 18 10 33 14 5 .295 .341 .462 .167 .287 10.2 1.9 1.2
2013 CHN MLB 254 26 67 16 0 6 16 13 68 4 4 .284 .332 .428 .144 .280 14.0 -0.2 1.5
2014 IOW AAA 71 11 17 3 0 2 7 6 15 2 1 .262 .324 .400 .138 .291 4.2 -0.7 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 322 30 65 10 3 9 25 14 108 7 3 .214 .249 .355 .141 .226 -3.3 2.2 -0.1

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
2013 982 0.4491 0.5010 0.6640 0.6825 0.3512 0.8073 0.4368 0.3320
2014 1216 0.4729 0.5753 0.6137 0.7530 0.4150 0.7783 0.3459 0.3805
Career21980.46230.54210.63620.72150.38650.79130.38650.3588

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-05 2013-06-06 Minors 62 0 Right Trunk Recovery From Stress Fracture Rib - -
2013-03-07 2013-03-15 Camp 8 0 Right Trunk Stress Fracture Rib - -
2012-04-05 2012-05-06 Minors 31 30 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-07-10 2011-07-24 Minors 14 12 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $502,500
2013 CHN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$502,500
1 yrTotal$502,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 73 d1 year/$0.5025M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 2012. Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/18/11.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 2008 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) .377 .415 .541 .337
11 vs R (Multi) .251 .303 .389 .258
18 Split (Multi) -.126 -.112 -.152 -.079
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .377 .415 .541 .337
31 vs R (2013) .251 .303 .389 .258
38 Split (2013) -.126 -.112 -.152 -.079
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Better hit tools and plate approach: Junior Lake or Steven Moya?
(Nick from Illinois)
This is actually a pretty apt comparison. I'll take Lake, though. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league you like CJ Cron, Justin Smoak or Junior Lake more? And what about just this season?
(Rick from Hoffa)
Ugh, if I have to pick one it's probably Cron, but I"m not happy about it. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Junior Lake completed his transformation back into a pumpkin, or is there more squash-like behavior in his future?
(Ratcatcher from RDU)
I thought Parks had a good take on him a few days ago. He's obviously a big talent, but the nuance aspects aren't there. My guess is he'll disappoint Cubs fans this year. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Alfonso Soriano recently dropped a 40/40 potential on Junior Lake. Crazy yes, but what do you see his peak as?
(dastard from on)
Yes, that is crazy. 15/15 seems more reasonable, and I worry that Lake is going to get pushed aside by the tidal wave of Cubs prospects who will be on the scene sooner rather than later. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Junior Lake was listed #10 on BP's Cubs under 25 ahead of Vogelbach, Candelario, etc. This surprised me. Do you believe in him in any way shape or form?
(Dave M from Tampa)
Not a long-term believer. I don't believe in the hit tool or the approach. (Ronit Shah)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I seem to remember people being high on Junior Lake a couple years ago and now I am hearing to reserve excitement about him... What should we expect of him in the coming years in Chicago?
(eddiegaedel from LA)
He'll flash all the tools at you, and that makes him an exciting prospect. But he's had trouble putting them together with consistency and bringing them into full game utility. The lacking approach has been a factor in that, even though the bat speed is a lot of fun to watch. I agree with those who say tap the brakes a bit. However, there is raw talent and potential. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Long term prognosis for Junior Lake & Khris Davis ?
(Bob from Milwaukee)
Lake for me. (Paul Sporer)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Harry, Your thoughts on Junior Lake's year and do you think he starts next year or reverts to the bench ?
(Kyle from Milwaukee)
I think I can handle him playing regularly in the OF. He's got some fun tools, some major flaws and a lack of refined baseball skills. 2015 is the bigger question mark, assuming Lake is what I think he is and the guys in the minors show up on time. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Callups today: Chris Colabello and Junior Lake. Fliers or bench fodder?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
Really depends on league, but needs to be pretty deep for either. (Paul Sporer)
2013-07-12 19:30:00 (link to chat)How prospecty is Junior Lake? Does he get a cup of coffee this year and what is his most likely role?
(Esteban from Indiana)
Can contribute, and isn't the type of prospect you worry about starting the clock on. So, the Cubs could give him time with the big club in 2013. 4th OF for me, but there are evaluators that really like him as a potential everyday guy. (Nick Faleris on Draft Signing Day)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Staying on the Cubs - is Junior Lake in any way, shape, or form an option for them at 3rd base? I've heard he's been working there, and with the Stewart injury and overall uselessness I say, why not - you say?
(Theo Backer from Chi-town)
I don't see Lake as a long-term regular, but injuries and other circumstances might conspire to give him a chance at some point this year. He didn't exactly dominate Double-A last year, though, so I'd temper short-term expectations. (Daniel Rathman)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Should i be excited about Cubs' high-A SS Junior Lake? he's supposedly high on tools, but was absolutely putrid at the plate for his first year and a half of full-season ball. But around midseason something seemed to click (i've heard rumors of new stance) and he's been putting up great numbers since then as a 20-year-old shortstop in the bad-for-batting FSL. Also, if he is legit, can he stick at SS?
(chigurh from texas)
There's definitely SOMETHING there, no question. Great tools, even here in the Midwest League last year when his numbers stunk. He has problems with anything that's not a fastball, but remains intriguing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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