Biographical

Portrait of Cole Armstrong

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date8-24-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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

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
2004 DNV Rk 49 207 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROM A 105 418 .223 .262 .340 .405 .267 .262 96 -12.2 9.1 -1.5 -1.0 -2.2 -6.1 -0.7 -6.1 -0.7
2006 WNS A+ 42 149 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BIR AA 8 27 .133 .244 .312 .346 .238 .130 97 -2.7 0.6 0.4 -0.1 0.4 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2007 WNS A+ 80 316 .273 .265 .341 .401 .261 .338 107 4.9 9.8 5 1.9 -2.0 15.4 1.7 15.4 1.7
2007 BIR AA 22 79 .243 .261 .333 .397 .267 .308 88 -1.5 2.3 1.3 0.2 -3.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 BIR AA 64 234 .245 .269 .347 .407 .259 .268 97 -3.8 6.9 3.5 0.4 -0.3 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2008 CHR AAA 35 145 .230 .267 .334 .406 .263 .330 92 -4.7 4.3 2.6 0.1 -2.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2009 CHR AAA 69 261 .228 .255 .323 .384 .243 .281 108 -9.1 7.6 3.8 0.3 -0.8 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2010 BIR AA 97 368 .280 .257 .331 .384 .262 .315 94 8 10.7 4.8 -0.5 -3.3 16.4 1.6 16.4 1.6
2011 SLC AAA 68 221 .274 .285 .349 .441 .260 .333 111 3.7 6.9 3.6 -0.9 -2.4 12.8 1.1 12.8 1.1
2011 TDE Wnt 9 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NWO AAA 37 96 .241 .281 .352 .440 .277 .278 89 -2.1 2.9 1.5 0.1 0.4 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 CAN int 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2004 DNV Rk 207 30 55 9 0 6 46 29 17 0 0 .316 .417 .471 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROM A 418 33 86 26 1 7 42 32 71 0 2 .228 .287 .357 .130 .223 -6.1 -1.0 -0.7
2006 BIR AA 27 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .120 .185 .120 .000 .133 -2.2 -0.1 -0.2
2006 WNS A+ 149 9 31 5 0 2 14 17 30 0 0 .237 .324 .321 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 WNS A+ 316 35 82 17 0 12 39 23 69 1 1 .288 .342 .474 .186 .273 15.4 1.9 1.7
2007 BIR AA 79 2 17 6 0 1 12 3 20 0 0 .239 .273 .366 .127 .243 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2008 CHR AAA 145 12 38 12 0 2 17 5 27 0 0 .275 .310 .406 .130 .230 -1.0 0.1 -0.1
2008 BIR AA 234 27 55 17 0 6 31 10 31 0 1 .252 .292 .413 .161 .245 7.2 0.4 0.8
2009 CHR AAA 261 28 62 13 0 10 32 12 51 0 0 .252 .290 .427 .175 .228 0.6 0.3 0.1
2010 BIR AA 368 33 87 16 0 8 43 49 56 0 0 .276 .374 .403 .127 .280 16.4 -0.5 1.6
2011 SLC AAA 221 23 54 14 0 9 30 27 47 2 3 .284 .374 .500 .216 .274 12.8 -0.9 1.1
2011 TDE Wnt 21 1 2 0 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 .125 .286 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CAN int 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NWO AAA 96 7 17 6 0 2 8 12 26 0 0 .207 .316 .354 .146 .241 2.0 0.1 0.2

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-29 2010-05-12 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-12 2008-06-19 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-06 2006-04-19 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 1/19/10 designated for assignment 1/12/10
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/18/09 re-signed 2/24/09, 1 year (09)
  • assigned Double-A 3/14/08 re-signed 2/27/08, 1 year (08)
  • contract purchased 11/20/07 03 16-487

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
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Outrighted and bumped down a level, Cole Armstrong ought to move on as a minor-league free agent, because a cheap lefty bat who throws well from behind the plate has value.
2010 Armstrong has done yeoman's work at the upper levels as a guy with power and good defense, but even with the advantage of swinging lefty, his bat is barely backup-worthy in the big leagues. This is his second season on the 40-man, and with Tyler Flowers in-system, he'll need to do something, even just to stake a claim to backing up the big kid.
2009 Coming off a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League, Armstrong could emerge as A.J. Pierzynski’s backup this year. He’s quite similar to A.J. at the plate (lefty doubles power, no patience), but a superior defender behind it, and he's seven years A.J.’s junior. He’s not a future starter, but if Pierzynski’s bat goes bad, the Sox could do worse than upgrade to Armstrong’s glove in the short-term.
2008 A Canadian catcher, Cole Armstrong was a little old for his level in 2007 but can be seen as a possible late bloomer. He's a good defensive catcher with a decent amount of power with backup possibilities down the road.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: International Arbitration Avoidance DayChristina Kahrl2010-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL CatsupChristina Kahrl2010-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27


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