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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .230 4 27 21 1 .238 0.3
Birth Date11-24-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.42012
-0.22013
-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
2012 MIN 24 7 19 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .073 -3.5 -0.1 -0.4
2013 MIN 25 57 178 157 16 32 7 0 4 51 18 49 0 0 3 18 0 1 .204 .286 .325 .218 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2014 MIN 26 33 79 75 8 16 3 0 0 19 4 17 0 0 0 4 1 0 .213 .253 .253 .194 -3.2 -0.4 -0.4
Career97276250244910047123710032311.196.264.284.201-6.9-2.1-1.0

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
2009 ELZ Rk 59 277 .276 .261 .337 .394 .263 .332 110 5.2 8.7 -2.2 -5.7 -1.9 10.2 0.4 10.2 0.4
2010 FTM A+ 107 408 .244 .255 .325 .367 .261 .270 90 -6.6 11.0 1.3 -0.0 -2.8 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2011 FTM A+ 24 106 .288 .258 .326 .375 .251 .317 101 3.3 3.2 -0.3 -1.0 -1.4 6.1 0.5 6.1 0.5
2011 NBR AA 97 406 .300 .257 .324 .398 .271 .305 89 18 12.0 2.5 0.7 -1.4 30.7 3.2 30.7 3.2
2012 MIN MLB 7 19 .073 .261 .321 .423 .266 .077 105 -3.5 0.5 0 -0.1 0.0 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4
2012 NBR AA 127 558 .271 .260 .328 .394 .261 .315 101 6.1 15.3 4.2 -0.6 2.1 27.8 2.9 27.8 2.9
2012 PER Wnt 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .556 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIN MLB 57 178 .218 .246 .313 .391 .262 .269 99 -7.1 4.7 0.9 -1.7 1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
2013 ROC AAA 69 275 .225 .256 .323 .391 .255 .292 102 -10.3 7.9 1.6 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
2014 MIN MLB 33 79 .194 .247 .309 .375 .256 .276 109 -4.9 2.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.7 -3.2 -0.4 -3.2 -0.4
2014 ROC AAA 60 228 .287 .257 .319 .389 .248 .368 103 7 6.8 0.5 0.2 1.0 16.7 1.7 16.7 1.7

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
2009 ELZ Rk 277 45 70 14 1 7 30 33 40 2 2 .297 .393 .453 .157 .276 10.2 -5.7 0.4
2010 FTM A+ 408 34 78 17 3 2 30 41 74 3 2 .219 .310 .301 .081 .244 6.9 -0.0 0.7
2011 NBR AA 406 53 87 14 5 7 46 64 68 9 3 .258 .380 .392 .134 .300 30.7 0.7 3.2
2011 FTM A+ 106 14 27 5 1 1 16 15 6 1 0 .310 .404 .425 .115 .288 6.1 -1.0 0.5
2012 NBR AA 558 91 135 25 1 10 61 58 89 2 1 .276 .350 .392 .116 .271 27.8 -0.6 2.9
2012 PER Wnt 12 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .500 .583 .600 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 .073 -3.5 -0.1 -0.4
2013 ROC AAA 275 31 56 9 3 2 22 24 61 3 2 .227 .297 .312 .085 .225 0.2 0.9 0.1
2013 MIN MLB 178 16 32 7 0 4 18 18 49 0 1 .204 .286 .325 .121 .218 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2014 ROC AAA 228 31 62 18 4 5 26 21 45 4 1 .304 .373 .505 .201 .287 16.7 0.2 1.7
2014 MIN MLB 79 8 16 3 0 0 4 4 17 1 0 .213 .253 .253 .040 .194 -3.2 -0.4 -0.4

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
2012 72 0.5556 0.4306 0.8387 0.5500 0.2813 0.9545 0.5556 0.1613
2013 713 0.5316 0.4530 0.6563 0.6464 0.2335 0.7143 0.4744 0.3406
2014 290 0.5724 0.5069 0.7891 0.6867 0.2661 0.8333 0.6364 0.2109
Career10750.54420.4660.70430.65080.24550.76250.52350.2936

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-22 2014-08-04 Minors 13 0 Right Thumb Contusion -
2014-05-31 2014-06-12 Minors 12 0 Right Wrist Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIN $
2013 MIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 116 d1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Minnesota 9/14/12.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2009 (6-192) (Miami). $0.135M 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 312 34 75 14 2 5 31 33 62 2 1 .273 .349 .395 .275 10.9 RF -3, C 0 0.8
80o 291 30 67 12 2 5 28 30 59 2 1 .258 .332 .373 .261 6.4 RF -3, C 0 0.3
70o 275 28 60 11 1 4 26 27 57 2 1 .247 .319 .357 .251 3.4 RF -3, C 0 0.0
60o 262 25 55 10 1 4 24 25 56 1 1 .238 .309 .344 .243 1.2 RF -3, C 0 -0.2
50o 250 23 51 9 1 4 22 23 54 1 1 .229 .299 .331 .235 -0.8 RF -3, C 0 -0.4
40o 238 22 46 8 1 3 20 21 52 1 1 .221 .289 .319 .227 -2.5 RF -3, C 0 -0.6
30o 225 20 43 8 1 3 19 19 50 1 0 .212 .278 .305 .219 -4.2 RF -2, C 0 -0.7
20o 209 18 39 7 1 3 17 17 47 1 0 .202 .265 .290 .209 -5.9 RF -2, C 0 -0.9
10o 188 15 32 6 1 2 14 14 43 1 0 .187 .248 .269 .195 -7.8 RF -2, C 0 -1.1
Weighted Mean2562454101423245511.233.303.337.2390.1RF -3, C 0-0.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 11% 13% 14% 32%

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
20152727628519152424601.205.279.310.227-0.9-4.8-0.4-0.711.1-14.7-3.3
201628576611152321053551232.224.298.334.235-1.0-2.5-1.0-1.714.9-14.7-6.8
201729603651162231257591342.216.293.334.235-1.1-2.7-1.0-2.014.9-14.7-7.1
201830632651222331055601391.215.289.316.228-1.6-7.5-1.2-2.214.9-19.0-7.5
201931630661192131055621371.213.290.314.227-1.7-8.0-1.2-2.414.9-19.3-7.5
202032614641182131054611340.215.293.316.230-1.5-6.7-1.1-2.514.9-18.1-7.3
202133622651172021053621370.212.292.309.227-1.8-8.9-1.2-2.714.9-19.9-7.4
20223462864119203852611370.213.291.302.224-1.9-10.4-1.2-2.914.9-21.2-7.4
202335631661181921054641400.212.293.307.227-1.8-9.0-1.2-3.114.9-19.7-7.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.70.41.60.50.81.611

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Jason Jaramillo 2009 .229
2 87 Guillermo Quiroz 2008 .183
3 87 Robinson Chirinos 2010 .000 DNP
4 87 Mitch Canham 2011 .000 DNP
5 87 Jair Fernandez 2013 .000 DNP
6 87 Michael Collins 2011 .000 DNP
7 87 Juan Apodaca 2013 .000 DNP
8 87 Eric Fryer 2012 .249
9 86 Jose Gil 2013 .000 DNP
10 86 Bobby Wilson 2009 .155
11 85 Manny Pina 2013 .000 DNP
12 85 Wyatt Toregas 2009 .172
13 85 Mark Wagner 2010 .000 DNP
14 85 Sean Coughlin 2011 .000 DNP
15 85 Luis Exposito 2013 .000 DNP
16 84 Jose Lobaton 2011 .138
17 84 Brad Davis 2009 .000 DNP
18 84 Bryan Anderson 2013 .082
19 84 Dan Butler 2013 .000 DNP
20 84 Matt Wallach 2012 .000 DNP
21 84 Luis Martinez 2011 .233
22 84 Martin Maldonado 2013 .197
23 84 Mitch Abeita 2012 .000 DNP
24 83 Kai Gronauer 2013 .000 DNP
25 83 Luke Carlin 2007 .000 DNP
26 83 Curtis Thigpen 2009 .000 DNP
27 83 Brian Ward 2012 .000 DNP
28 83 Caleb Joseph 2012 .000 DNP
29 83 Jordan Pacheco 2012 .247
30 83 Steven Lerud 2011 .000 DNP
31 83 Logan Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
32 83 Jean Luc Blaquiere 2012 .000 DNP
33 82 Ed Easley 2012 .000 DNP
34 82 J.R. Towles 2010 .194
35 82 Lars Davis 2012 .000 DNP
36 82 Chris Stewart 2008 .004
37 82 Luke Montz 2010 .000 DNP
38 82 Tony Cruz 2013 .178
39 82 Elio Sarmiento 2012 .000 DNP
40 82 Nevin Ashley 2011 .000 DNP
41 82 Lou Palmisano 2009 .000 DNP
42 82 Kris Watts 2011 .000 DNP
43 82 Zach Zaneski 2012 .000 DNP
44 82 Donny Lucy 2009 .000 DNP
45 81 Mike Paulk 2010 .000 DNP
46 81 Jose Morales 2009 .260
47 81 Jackson Williams 2012 .000 DNP
48 81 Jack Rye 2012 .000 DNP
49 81 Johnny Monell 2012 .000 DNP
50 81 Charles Cutler 2013 .000 DNP
51 81 Kyle Phillips 2010 .000 DNP
52 81 Adam Moore 2010 .186
53 81 Clay Harris 2009 .000 DNP
54 81 Kyle Anson 2009 .000 DNP
55 81 Chris Denove 2009 .000 DNP
56 80 Michael McKenry 2011 .227
57 80 Trevor Crowe 2010 .223
58 80 Steve Clevenger 2012 .184
59 80 Tony Richie 2008 .000 DNP
60 80 John Baker 2007 .000 DNP
61 80 Lou Marson 2012 .238
62 80 Maxwell Leon 2010 .000 DNP
63 80 Shawn Riggans 2007 .040
64 80 James Skelton 2012 .000 DNP
65 80 Rob Johnson 2009 .209
66 80 Eric Campbell 2013 .000 DNP
67 80 Bryan Byrne 2010 .000 DNP
68 80 Cody Ehlers 2008 .000 DNP
69 80 Jim Gallagher 2012 .000 DNP
70 80 Nick Derba 2012 .000 DNP
71 79 Rene Tosoni 2013 .000 DNP
72 79 Ben Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
73 79 Roberto Lopez 2012 .000 DNP
74 79 Danny Worth 2012 .231
75 79 Colin Curtis 2011 .000 DNP
76 79 Craig Cooper 2011 .000 DNP
77 79 Whitney Robbins 2011 .000 DNP
78 79 Adam Donachie 2010 .000 DNP
79 79 Salomon Manriquez 2009 .000 DNP
80 79 Jason Delaney 2009 .000 DNP
81 79 Jeff Salazar 2007 .248
82 79 Rawley Bishop 2012 .000 DNP
83 79 George Kottaras 2009 .238
84 79 Michael Spina 2013 .000 DNP
85 79 Michael Garciaparra 2009 .000 DNP
86 79 Konrad Schmidt 2011 .000 DNP
87 79 Stephen Vogt 2011 .000 DNP
88 79 Travis Scott 2011 .000 DNP
89 79 Sharlon Schoop 2013 .000 DNP
90 78 Brett Nommensen 2013 .000 DNP
91 78 Emerson Frostad 2009 .000 DNP
92 78 Ben Copeland 2010 .000 DNP
93 78 Jeff Fiorentino 2009 .253
94 78 Roger Bernadina 2010 .257
95 78 Brian Jeroloman 2011 .000 DNP
96 78 Ryan Rohlinger 2010 .187
97 78 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP
98 78 Danny Lehmann 2012 .000 DNP
99 78 Nathan Panther 2008 .000 DNP
100 78 Casey Rogowski 2007 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .156 .182 .312 .162
11 vs R (Multi) .205 .297 .310 .219
18 Split (Multi) .049 .115 -.003 .057
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .172 .200 .345 .176
31 vs R (2013) .211 .303 .320 .224
38 Split (2013) .039 .103 -.025 .048
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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 Having shown impressive on-base skills in the minors, there's a good chance Chris Herrmann has a future in the big leagues as a fourth outfielder/third-string catcher.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Third Base BuzzDaniel Rathman2014-01-14
Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball BullpenR.J. Anderson2013-12-20
Transaction Analysis: White Sox Sign Scott Downs, Complete Groundball BullpenBen Lindbergh2013-12-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Minnesota TwinsBen Carsley2013-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Who'll Stop the Run?Jason Wojciechowski2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Fishing for CarpDaniel Rathman2013-02-20
Campus Notes: Super Regionals Preview, Part 1Charles Dahan2010-06-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't think Chris Herrmann made your Twins' top 20, and I'm aware that there's a strong incentive for a Twins fan to pretend there's catching depth in the organization whether that's true or not. But he had a kind of nice 2011 that continued into the AFL. How likely is he to find his way onto the Twins roster in the next couple seasons and maybe do something useful as a bench player?
(Minneapolitan from Nashville)
Definitely could happen with that realistic ceiling. (Kevin Goldstein)


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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
2012 151 -2 -0.3 -12.9 80 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -12.8
2013 1753 -33 -4.5 -18.2 953 0.9 0.2 1.6 -4.3 -16.6
total 1904 -31 -4.0 -14.7 1033 0.4 0.1 0.6 -3.9 -14.1

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