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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 4167 .245 .294 .379 .237 9.6
Birth Date3-6-1979
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age37 years, 8 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82012
-0.12013
0.12014
0.72015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2003 COL 24 12 28 25 2 8 2 0 0 10 0 10 2 1 0 2 0 0 .320 .357 .400 .260 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2004 COL 25 20 77 71 14 20 3 1 2 31 3 10 1 0 2 10 0 1 .282 .320 .437 .237 2.9 2.5 0.5
2005 COL 26 81 377 350 55 101 19 1 10 152 16 36 6 1 4 46 6 4 .289 .330 .434 .255 16.4 0.5 1.7
2006 COL 27 131 535 478 57 105 26 4 7 160 22 72 9 7 19 56 5 4 .220 .264 .335 .214 -1.6 -6.8 -0.8
2007 COL 28 27 39 37 5 8 3 0 0 11 1 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 .216 .237 .297 .166 -1.7 -0.5 -0.2
2008 COL 29 107 417 393 47 114 25 6 11 184 17 69 2 1 4 44 13 4 .290 .322 .468 .258 14.2 5.0 1.9
2009 COL 30 154 604 550 69 135 32 3 23 242 31 121 10 7 6 76 12 10 .245 .294 .440 .247 7.1 12.9 2.0
2010 COL 31 133 432 387 43 91 21 0 8 136 35 66 5 3 2 50 3 2 .235 .305 .351 .240 6.7 2.7 1.0
2011 HOU 32 123 495 446 47 109 27 0 12 172 38 88 7 2 2 39 3 1 .244 .312 .386 .250 12.6 6.3 2.0
2012 PIT 33 144 493 455 34 104 16 1 8 146 20 106 8 2 8 45 0 2 .229 .272 .321 .222 3.0 5.0 0.8
2013 PIT 34 108 330 304 22 64 15 0 5 94 14 70 2 1 9 23 0 0 .211 .249 .309 .211 -2.4 1.3 -0.1
2014 PIT 35 48 116 102 15 25 5 0 0 30 9 18 4 1 7 1 1 .245 .328 .294 .240 2.4 -1.9 0.1
2015 SDN 36 98 224 207 24 48 14 1 3 73 10 55 4 0 3 16 0 1 .232 .281 .353 .244 5.7 0.8 0.7
Career118641673805434932208178914412167346026604154330.245.294.379.23765.727.49.6

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2000 ASH A 0 92 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .206 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 POR A- 0 204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ASH A 74 315 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLM A+ 38 142 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CAR AA 103 485 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 12 28 .260 .270 .337 .442 .000 .500 115 0 0.7 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2003 CSP AAA 136 533 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 20 77 .237 .269 .332 .439 .000 .305 111 -1.9 2.3 0.5 2.5 2.0 2.9 0.5 2.9 0.5
2004 CSP AAA 125 589 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB 81 377 .255 .267 .333 .427 .000 .298 114 -2.1 10.8 5 0.5 2.6 16.4 1.7 16.4 1.7
2005 TUL AA 8 35 .258 .284 .347 .458 .000 .355 99 0 0.7 0 1.1 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2
2006 COL MLB 131 535 .214 .265 .331 .429 .000 .241 104 -27.8 16.1 7.2 -6.8 2.8 -1.6 -0.8 -1.6 -0.8
2007 COL MLB 27 39 .166 .262 .336 .404 .000 .333 108 -4.1 1.2 0.2 -0.5 1.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2007 CSP AAA 108 477 .259 .282 .344 .444 .000 .317 117 -0.7 13.7 4.9 11.9 0.8 18.8 3.0 18.8 3.0
2008 COL MLB 107 417 .258 .264 .329 .412 .000 .328 104 -0.7 12.0 1.6 5.0 1.2 14.2 1.9 14.2 1.9
2008 CSP AAA 5 20 .218 .300 .364 .498 .000 .294 137 -0.9 0.6 0 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2009 COL MLB 154 604 .247 .259 .328 .411 .000 .271 102 -8.6 17.4 -0.1 12.9 -1.6 7.1 2.0 7.1 2.0
2010 COL MLB 133 432 .240 .258 .324 .404 .000 .263 102 -9 11.9 1.6 2.7 2.1 6.7 1.0 6.7 1.0
2011 HOU MLB 123 495 .250 .256 .318 .398 .000 .279 101 -4.9 13.3 6.1 6.3 -2.0 12.6 2.0 12.6 2.0
2011 CCH AA 2 10 .298 .297 .356 .468 .000 .500 124 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 -1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 OKL AAA 2 7 .341 .281 .356 .466 .000 .333 109 0.7 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 PIT MLB 144 493 .222 .261 .323 .413 .000 .280 96 -18.7 13.5 6.2 5.0 2.1 3.0 0.8 3.0 0.8
2013 PIT MLB 108 330 .211 .248 .308 .382 .000 .257 98 -15.7 8.7 3.9 1.3 0.7 -2.4 -0.1 -2.4 -0.1
2014 PIT MLB 48 116 .240 .247 .309 .389 .000 .294 98 -2.2 3.0 0.9 -1.9 0.8 2.4 0.1 2.4 0.1
2014 ALT AA 2 6 .182 .275 .334 .455 .000 .333 104 -0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 IND AAA 5 21 .181 .274 .330 .440 .000 .111 107 -1.9 0.6 0.3 -0.8 0.1 -0.9 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2
2015 SDN MLB 98 224 .244 .252 .312 .394 .000 .302 97 -3.5 6.0 2.4 0.8 0.8 5.7 0.7 5.7 0.7
2016 OMA AAA 29 107 .216 .266 .331 .410 .272 .237 96 -5 3.0 1 4.2 -0.0 -1.0 0.3 -1.0 0.3

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
2000 ASH A 92 11 14 4 0 0 4 10 13 4 1 .173 .272 .222 .049 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 POR A- 204 37 51 6 4 2 16 18 28 12 9 .282 .363 .392 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ASH A 315 40 74 14 1 5 24 17 37 21 7 .260 .314 .368 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLM A+ 142 17 30 3 3 0 9 15 20 4 1 .248 .345 .322 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CAR AA 485 62 119 23 2 15 60 31 72 15 11 .272 .331 .436 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB 28 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .320 .357 .400 .080 .260 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2003 CSP AAA 533 63 136 35 1 7 54 22 63 12 7 .276 .316 .394 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CSP AAA 589 104 175 42 2 16 51 28 61 20 8 .328 .373 .505 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 77 14 20 3 1 2 10 3 10 0 1 .282 .320 .437 .155 .237 2.9 2.5 0.5
2005 TUL AA 35 6 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .324 .343 .353 .029 .258 0.8 1.1 0.2
2005 COL MLB 377 55 101 19 1 10 46 16 36 6 4 .289 .330 .434 .146 .255 16.4 0.5 1.7
2006 COL MLB 535 57 105 26 4 7 56 22 72 5 4 .220 .264 .335 .115 .214 -1.6 -6.8 -0.8
2007 CSP AAA 477 68 128 20 6 11 44 22 52 8 6 .299 .361 .451 .152 .259 18.8 11.9 3.0
2007 COL MLB 39 5 8 3 0 0 1 1 13 0 0 .216 .237 .297 .081 .166 -1.7 -0.5 -0.2
2008 COL MLB 417 47 114 25 6 11 44 17 69 13 4 .290 .322 .468 .178 .258 14.2 5.0 1.9
2008 CSP AAA 20 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .278 .350 .278 .000 .218 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2009 COL MLB 604 69 135 32 3 23 76 31 121 12 10 .245 .294 .440 .195 .247 7.1 12.9 2.0
2010 COL MLB 432 43 91 21 0 8 50 35 66 3 2 .235 .305 .351 .116 .240 6.7 2.7 1.0
2011 HOU MLB 495 47 109 27 0 12 39 38 88 3 1 .244 .312 .386 .141 .250 12.6 6.3 2.0
2011 OKL AAA 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .167 .341 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2011 CCH AA 10 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .000 .298 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2012 PIT MLB 493 34 104 16 1 8 45 20 106 0 2 .229 .272 .321 .092 .222 3.0 5.0 0.8
2013 PIT MLB 330 22 64 15 0 5 23 14 70 0 0 .211 .249 .309 .099 .211 -2.4 1.3 -0.1
2014 PIT MLB 116 15 25 5 0 0 7 9 18 1 1 .245 .328 .294 .049 .240 2.4 -1.9 0.1
2014 ALT AA 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .182 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2014 IND AAA 21 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .158 .190 .316 .158 .181 -0.9 -0.8 -0.2
2015 SDN MLB 224 24 48 14 1 3 16 10 55 0 1 .232 .281 .353 .121 .244 5.7 0.8 0.7
2016 OMA AAA 107 10 20 7 0 1 7 5 18 0 0 .204 .255 .306 .102 .216 -1.0 4.2 0.3

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1449 0.5217 0.5017 0.8102 0.6323 0.3593 0.8849 0.6667 0.1898 588 0.012924
2009 2255 0.5339 0.5038 0.7694 0.6138 0.3777 0.8187 0.6776 0.2306 887 0.016521
2010 1537 0.5179 0.4951 0.8147 0.6080 0.3738 0.8678 0.7220 0.1853 635 0.002658
2011 1870 0.5107 0.4925 0.7861 0.6482 0.3301 0.8433 0.6689 0.2139 755 -0.001337
2012 1891 0.5108 0.5013 0.7648 0.6325 0.3643 0.8265 0.6528 0.2352 747 0.008131
2013 1158 0.5147 0.5035 0.7822 0.6191 0.3808 0.8753 0.6215 0.2178 457 0.001160
2014 435 0.5011 0.4460 0.7835 0.6239 0.2673 0.8603 0.6034 0.2165 190 0.006353
2015 834 0.4808 0.5408 0.7583 0.6783 0.4134 0.8676 0.5922 0.2417 321 -0.000538
Career114290.51550.50060.78370.62970.36360.84990.66190.2163659.04180.0067

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-30 2014-08-25 15-DL 56 48 Left Groin Strain -
2011-03-26 2011-04-29 15-DL 34 25 Left Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal HBP -
2008-05-24 2008-06-23 15-DL 30 28 Right Knee Sprain -
2005-06-06 2005-09-02 60-DL 88 78 Left Shoulder Fracture Clavicle -
2002-08-05 2002-09-05 Minors 31 0 Right Hand Fracture Dates Are Estimated -
2001-04-05 2001-05-01 Minors 26 0 Left Hand Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $
2015 SDN $1,300,000
2014 PIT $2,000,000
2013 PIT $5,500,000
2012 PIT $5,000,000
2011 HOU $3,925,000
2010 COL $3,325,000
2009 COL $1,625,000
2008 COL $405,000
2007 COL $395,000
2006 COL $335,000
2005 COL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$24,127,000
11 yrTotal$24,127,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 122 dBarry Meister1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/18/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Released by Kansas City after exercising opt-out clause 3/28/16. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 4/1/16 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract 6/1/16 if not on Major League roster.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2015), plus 2016 option. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/3/14. 15:$1.3M, 16:$2M club option, $0.2M buyout. May earn additional $2.5M in performance bonuses. San Diego declined 2016 option 11/3/15.
  • 1 year/$2M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/12/13.
  • 2 years/$10.5M (2012-13). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/21/11. 12:$5M, 13:$5.5M.
  • 1 year/$3.925M (2011). Signed by Houston 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.325M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado 1/14/10. Acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 11/18/10.
  • 1 year/$1.625M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2008). Re-signed by Colorado 2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed by Colorado 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.335M (2006). Re-signed by Colorado 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.317M (2005). Re-signed by Colorado 1/05 (split contract, $81,500 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed by Colorado 2/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/02.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2000 (10-287) (Indiana State).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201537.64.30.7out of baseballout of baseball15.5

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .240 .299 .364 .254
11 vs R (Multi) .226 .275 .326 .226
18 Split (Multi) -.014 -.024 -.038 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.012 -.023 -.032 -.018
30 vs L (2015) .242 .299 .374 .262
31 vs R (2015) .222 .263 .333 .227
38 Split (2015) -.020 -.036 -.040 -.035
39 LgAvg (2015) -.009 -.021 -.026 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Barmes' bat entered the witness protection program in October 2011, extracted from an abandoned warehouse in Houston under cover of night. It resurfaced in San Diego last April under an assumed identity and found its way back into Barmes' hands. The bat remained there for three months, allowing its wielder to masquerade as a league-average hitter before marshals tracked it down and retrieved it, returning the wayward piece of lumber to a secure location. Barmes was saddened by the loss of his dear friend but understood that it was for the best. The bat was safe again, as were we all in the knowledge that order had been restored.
2015 Re-signed by the Pirates to a one-year deal in 2014 to serve as Plan B in the event that Jordy Mercer proved unfit, Barmes appeared in fewer than 100 games for the first time since 2007. His sparse playing time can be credited to Mercer, who proved quite fit, and a strained groin that disabled him for two months. Barmes will celebrate his 36th birthday right around the time you read this, so he's getting close to the day when he'll donate his cleats to a Goodwill and move on to the next phase of his life. We'll wish him a happy, venison-free retirement when he does, and, in the meantime, a happy hitting-free role for the Padres. He should leave deer alone one way or the other.
2014 Though never an offensive force, Barmes has had two of his worst seasons at the plate during his time in Pittsburgh. The man can still field the position, though, so the Pirates kept him around, even with Jordy Mercer in the fold. Barmes' glove should keep him employable for the next season or two, even if his bat is bankrupt.
2013 In an effort to improve their defense, the Pirates signed Barmes to a two-year deal. He delivered with the glove and rated as the second-best defensive shortstop in the National League, according to FRAA. That’s a good thing too, because every aspect of Barmes’ offensive game went backward. He struck out, walked, and hit for power at career-worst rates. Granted, Barmes had previously spent his career hitting at the offensive-friendly establishments in Denver and Houston, but this is beyond park factors. Teams without elite shortstops must choose between creating more runs at the plate or more outs in the field. The Pirates chose to make more outs; boy, did they ever.
2012 Over the past three seasons, Barmes has played just over 1500 innings at shortstop and has accumulated 36.3 Fielding Runs Above Average at the position. This rate is second to Brendan Ryan among players with 750 or more shortstop innings, on a FRAA-per-Inning basis. Barmes's historic platoon preference for left-handed pitching was reversed in 2011, but he should still be considered a sub-par offensive player against righties, even by shortstop standards. A gritty, team-player type who has shown true positional versatility, Barmes looks like the starting shortstop now that he's reunited with Hurdle, his Colorado manager, and the Pirates have declined Ronny Cedeno's 2012 option.
2011 Barmes opened 2010 as the Rockies’ starting second baseman but spent more than a month at shortstop in place of the injured Troy Tulowitzki, hitting .284/.358/.385 in 32 starts. That was the only hitting Barmes did all season, however, as he batted .216/.282/.338 the rest of the time. Not long after Tulo’s return, Barmes’ hold on the keystone began to slip as the Rockies opted to give Eric Young Jr. a look in late August, even as the pennant race heated up. Arbitration-eligible again after making $3.324 million in 2010, Barnes was dealt to the Astros for pitcher Felipe Paulino. The Astros' middle infield is wide open, and Barmes could find himself playing second, short, or both. An excellent defensive shortstop who has hit .285/.333/.487 against lefties in his career, Barmes is best suited for a utility role, but the Astros aren't in a position to use him to best advantage.
2010 Like most players, Barmes can succeed in the right situation—the problem is, that situation is maddeningly specific. Having proven he can’t hit right-handed pitching (.248/.288/.384 for his career) or on the road (.222/.262/.351), all that’s left is torturing lefties at Coors. Given his ability to play shortstop, Barmes profiles best as a middle-infield reserve and pinch-lefty-masher, but the Rockies plan to sign him for two years and play him at the keystone every day. Do you know how hard it is to hit 23 homers at a premium position and still produce a VORP of only 11.3? That should give you a solid picture of the rest of his offensive game. Chicks may dig the long ball, and infield defense is a big part of the Rockies' master plan, but with Eric Young, Jr. ready and willing to bring his table-setting speed game to The Show, paying millions to watch Barmes knock a few out from the bottom of the order seems like a misallocation of resources.
2009 Barmes has been given plenty of opportunities to put a chokehold on Colorado's second-base job, and he did so in 2008, despite missing a good chunk of the first half with a knee injury. He's the kind of player where you have to live with the good—he makes contact, has gap power, and runs well—and the bad—he's much more dangerous against left-handers and he's a big-time hacker who rarely walks. When you add it all up, he's only arguably the best option the Rockies have at second, but he's also nothing to hang your hat on.
2008 Barmes' decline is right there with that of Pat Listach, who at least won the Rookie of the Year award in his one good season. Barmes was never ticketed to be a starting shortstop, and the emergence of Tulowitzki hastened his ride into oblivion. He's slated to be the utility infielder this year.
2007 Barmes`s -20.5 VORP represents the ninth-worst single-season offensive performance in baseball since 1960 among players with 500 or more plate appearances, an indictment both of Barmes and Rockies management. Barmes proved that his performance after returning from a venison-related injury in 2005 was no fluke. He combines the uncanny ability to get jammed on almost any pitch with a distressing lack of patience--Barmes saw just 3.44 pitches per PA. Although an adequate defender, he developed the habit of throwing off of his right foot, even on routine grounders. He finally lost his job to Troy Tulowitzki at the end of the season, so expect the regular lineup to be relatively Barmes-free in 2007. The league lead in sacrifice bunts is hereby up for grabs.
2006 There are a few simple tricks baseball players can pull to cement themselves a special place in the public`s heart. Step one: Get off to a hot start. That way, even if you end the year with the same production as a slow-starting player, you`ll largely be perceived as the better hitter. Two: Do something that faintly reeks of baseball immortality. Hitting .400 for a few weeks is a dependable headline-grabber. Three: If you`re going to get hurt, have a good story. Chop off your fingertip while hedging bushes, get jumped by your truck while washing it, or best of all, break your collarbone while carrying deer meat up a flight of stairs. If you follow these simple tips, everyone will focus on your .329/.371/.516 line before you got hurt rather than your .209/.252/.252 September, or that you`re a 26-year old rookie, or your mediocre defense.
2005 He hit OK but not great in Colorado Springs, and even those numbers were significantly above his established track record. But Barmes is at an age where those kind of jumps can be for real, and he looked OK for a few weeks in Denver to boot. With Royce Clayton gone to Arizona, Barmes will get a shot to show what he can do at shortstop. If he can play acceptable defense there, the Rockies would be pretty happy with .280/.330/.440, which Barmes is fully capable of doing in Coors. It's a pretty good experimental circumstance for everyone involved.
2004 Bermes hits well enough. but only if you're using the Neifi scale to measure offensive skill; he's not someone to take seriously as a Rockies' shortstop of the future. The fact that the organization had Barmes playing short every day at Colorado Springs sort of helps explain why they signed Benji Gil. Barmes could win the Rockies' starting job in '04, but his defense isn't topgrade and he won't hit. If he doesn't win the job, he'll get consideration for a spot as the team's utility infielder.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Continuing NL league. I need a backup shortstop. My starter is Tulowitzki and I have no other shortstop on my team (though I have Rutledge, who will qualify when Tulowitzki gets injured). Brandon Hicks, Cliff Barmes or Ehire Adrienza?
(GaryJohnson from The Beach)
This is exactly what I love about a Scoresheet chat. Death is not an option, right? The answer is clearly Clint Barmes to me, though, as his 4.85 range rating swamps the other two players, and his bat is only moribund, not comatose. Or is it the other way around? Also, looking at the soft factors, Barmes is a “bigger” name, and as such, he’ll be harder to get rid of. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)As we near the end of the Clint Barmes era in Pit, will Jordy Mercer get first crack or will he be leapfrogged by Hanson, Santos, Ngoepe, etc.?
(Statorama from WI)
Hi Statorama. With the disclaimer that I am nowhere near this situation, my guess from just looking at their ages and levels of experience would be for Mercer or Santos to get first crack. The others seem too far away. (Geoff Young)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Pirates gain by picking up Burnett at $13 million? If he's solid, they can deal him for something better than they gave up , but that's a significant investment on a high-risk outcome. Of course, this is the team that gave Clint Barmes over $5 million a year to fill their SS void...losing season No. 20 is coming up.
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
The Pirates get a groundballer who averaged 195 innings a year in New York while striking out 7.9 per nine, somebody with postseason experience who is by most accounts a solid citizen in the clubhouse - for whatever the faction of shit-stirring sensationalists in the NY media might have written. He's got issues with regards to walk and home run rates and declining velocity, but it's hardly out of the question that he can adjust to the reality of his surroundings and his current level of stuff. With a good season, the Bucs can trade him for something more useful to their long-term needs. It's really not that difficult to understand. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a really deep league (20 team dynasty) how valuable is Jed Lowrie this year?
(Brendan from Chicago)
If Lowrie starts--and I think he may--he should be very valuable. Many of you probably know that I wasn't a big Lowrie fan in the past, for multiple reasons. The defense just isn't good, and he looked very lost at the plate, which led to strikeouts and poor plate appearances. Last year though, his wrist appeared healthy and he looked like he knew what he was doing at the plate, which resulted in far fewer strikeouts and more quality ABs. In a fantasy format, especially one where defense has no bearing, Lowrie is capable of being one of the better SS options available, even though he won't be stealing bases for you. That's with a mixed format in mind, so in a 20 team league, he's even more important. 20 teams means someone needs to do something like play Clint Barmes. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Rockies plan to do with Jose Lopez and Ty Wiggington? Are they mearly backup insurance or are they looking at them as everyday players?
(goreski from Coppell TX)
Wigginton seems like he is replacing Jason Giambi, trading in some power for a little more positional versatility. Lopez seems to be insurance in case someone doesn't work out at either third base or second base. He's basically their new Clint Barmes, in terms of both cost and role. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can the Rockies do to upgrade the top of their rotation and 2B?
(Wilfredo from Santa Fe)
I don't think the top of their rotation is a problem, and even if it was, you can't do anything about it this year. Second base...dumpster-dive. There are dozens of $400,000 solutions out there, many of them better than Clint Barmes. They probably have to worry a bit more about defense than other teams, given the staff, which makes it even easier to find a passable solution. (Joe Sheehan)


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