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Jason Bartlett SSTwins

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
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Birth Date10-30-1979
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age34 years, 9 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.02010
1.42011
-0.52012
2013
1.02014
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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
2004 MIN 24 8 14 12 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 .083 .154 .083 .110 -1.3 0.2 -0.1
2005 MIN 25 74 252 224 33 54 10 1 3 75 21 37 4 1 2 16 4 0 .241 .316 .335 .231 2.6 12.1 1.5
2006 MIN 26 99 372 333 44 103 18 2 2 131 22 46 11 5 1 32 10 5 .309 .367 .393 .259 17.3 13.5 3.0
2007 MIN 27 140 570 510 75 135 20 7 5 184 50 73 8 2 0 43 23 3 .265 .339 .361 .256 27.7 13.9 4.1
2008 TBA 28 128 494 454 48 130 25 3 1 164 22 69 9 4 5 37 20 6 .286 .329 .361 .244 11.3 0.1 1.1
2009 TBA 29 137 567 500 90 160 29 7 14 245 54 89 5 4 4 66 30 7 .320 .389 .490 .299 50.7 -0.6 5.1
2010 TBA 30 135 532 468 71 119 27 3 4 164 45 83 5 3 11 47 11 6 .254 .324 .350 .246 15.8 3.4 2.0
2011 SDN 31 139 618 554 61 136 22 3 2 170 48 98 5 6 5 40 23 10 .245 .308 .307 .229 10.6 2.4 1.4
2012 SDN 32 29 98 83 8 11 5 0 0 16 12 27 0 1 2 4 0 0 .133 .240 .193 .167 -3.8 -0.9 -0.5
2014 MIN 34 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .160 0.0 -0.1 -0.0
Career892352131414358491562631115027552648263128612337.270.336.366.250130.943.917.5

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
2001 EUG A- 68 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FTM A+ 39 168 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ 75 348 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NBR AA 139 636 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 8 14 .110 .274 .337 .424 .257 .091 101 -2.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2004 ROC AAA 67 313 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 74 252 .231 .261 .323 .413 .258 .276 97 -7.8 7.2 3.3 12.1 1.1 2.6 1.5 2.6 1.5
2005 ROC AAA 61 269 .281 .271 .335 .430 .253 .374 106 6 7.6 3.1 4.1 0.7 17.0 1.9 17.0 1.9
2006 MIN MLB 99 372 .259 .271 .337 .430 .256 .348 104 -0.3 11.2 5.2 13.5 2.0 17.3 3.0 17.3 3.0
2006 ROC AAA 58 250 .300 .261 .325 .393 .259 .345 96 10 6.7 3.1 2.7 -0.1 19.4 2.2 19.4 2.2
2007 MIN MLB 140 570 .256 .271 .335 .423 .263 .300 95 -2.8 16.9 7.8 13.9 5.4 27.7 4.1 27.7 4.1
2008 TBA MLB 128 494 .244 .263 .330 .414 .258 .332 105 -8.6 14.3 6.2 0.1 1.8 11.3 1.1 11.3 1.1
2009 TBA MLB 137 567 .299 .263 .330 .421 .257 .364 105 23.7 16.3 7.1 -0.6 4.3 50.7 5.1 50.7 5.1
2009 PCH A+ 3 13 .406 .250 .317 .338 .232 .556 100 2 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2010 TBA MLB 135 532 .246 .258 .323 .405 .254 .299 106 -7.3 14.7 6.7 3.4 -1.0 15.8 2.0 15.8 2.0
2010 DUR AAA 1 4 .523 .318 .371 .467 .268 1.000 103 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2011 SDN MLB 139 618 .229 .252 .314 .392 .258 .291 91 -18.9 16.7 7.6 2.4 3.0 10.6 1.4 10.6 1.4
2012 SDN MLB 29 98 .167 .256 .319 .406 .260 .193 96 -9 2.7 1.2 -0.9 1.0 -3.8 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5
2014 MIN MLB 3 4 .160 .269 .379 .413 .279 .000 104 -0.4 0.1 0 -0.1 0.3 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
2001 EUG A- 304 49 80 12 4 3 37 28 47 12 4 .300 .372 .408 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ 348 57 77 14 4 1 33 32 53 24 5 .250 .329 .331 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FTM A+ 168 24 38 7 0 2 9 17 24 11 2 .262 .345 .352 .090 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NBR AA 636 96 162 31 8 8 48 58 67 41 24 .296 .381 .425 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROC AAA 313 54 89 15 7 3 29 33 37 7 3 .331 .415 .472 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 14 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 .110 -1.3 0.2 -0.1
2005 MIN MLB 252 33 54 10 1 3 16 21 37 4 0 .241 .316 .335 .094 .231 2.6 12.1 1.5
2005 ROC AAA 269 41 76 10 2 5 33 29 34 2 2 .332 .416 .459 .127 .281 17.0 4.1 1.9
2006 MIN MLB 372 44 103 18 2 2 32 22 46 10 5 .309 .367 .393 .084 .259 17.3 13.5 3.0
2006 ROC AAA 250 42 72 23 3 1 20 10 28 6 3 .306 .340 .443 .136 .300 19.4 2.7 2.2
2007 MIN MLB 570 75 135 20 7 5 43 50 73 23 3 .265 .339 .361 .096 .256 27.7 13.9 4.1
2008 TBA MLB 494 48 130 25 3 1 37 22 69 20 6 .286 .329 .361 .075 .244 11.3 0.1 1.1
2009 PCH A+ 13 2 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 .455 .538 .636 .182 .406 1.6 -0.1 0.2
2009 TBA MLB 567 90 160 29 7 14 66 54 89 30 7 .320 .389 .490 .170 .299 50.7 -0.6 5.1
2010 DUR AAA 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 .333 .523 1.1 -0.1 0.1
2010 TBA MLB 532 71 119 27 3 4 47 45 83 11 6 .254 .324 .350 .096 .246 15.8 3.4 2.0
2011 SDN MLB 618 61 136 22 3 2 40 48 98 23 10 .245 .308 .307 .061 .229 10.6 2.4 1.4
2012 SDN MLB 98 8 11 5 0 0 4 12 27 0 0 .133 .240 .193 .060 .167 -3.8 -0.9 -0.5
2014 MIN MLB 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .160 0.0 -0.1 -0.0

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
2008 1658 0.5259 0.4852 0.8657 0.6433 0.3092 0.9465 0.6790 0.1343
2009 2195 0.5289 0.4295 0.8291 0.5969 0.2408 0.8932 0.6506 0.1709
2010 1995 0.5348 0.4382 0.8360 0.6120 0.2360 0.9096 0.6164 0.1606
2011 2377 0.5435 0.4684 0.8279 0.6277 0.2756 0.8977 0.6388 0.1721
2012 378 0.5317 0.4441 0.7485 0.5821 0.2825 0.8205 0.5800 0.2455
2014 16 0.4375 0.5000 0.3750 0.5714 0.4444 0.7500 0.0000 0.6250
Career86190.53370.45370.8330.61710.26470.9050.64060.1659

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-07 2014-04-18 15-DL 11 9 Left Ankle Sprain Retired on 4/18 - -
2012-05-15 2012-08-23 60-DL 100 90 Right Knee Strain - -
2012-05-09 2012-05-12 DTD 3 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-10 Camp 11 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2011-07-29 2011-07-30 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2011-04-10 2011-04-13 DTD 3 3 Low Back Stiffness -
2011-03-21 2011-03-26 Camp 5 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-03-07 2011-03-09 Camp 2 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2010-05-30 2010-06-16 15-DL 17 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-25 2009-06-15 15-DL 21 19 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-04-29 2009-04-29 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-08-10 2008-08-12 DTD 2 1 Right Fingers Soreness Index Finger -
2008-08-07 2008-08-09 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Soreness Index Finger -
2008-08-04 2008-08-06 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger HBP -
2008-07-03 2008-07-24 15-DL 21 16 Left Knee Sprain -
2008-06-19 2008-06-20 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion -
2008-05-18 2008-05-19 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-04-20 2008-04-22 DTD 2 1 Right Arm Fatigue -
2007-08-16 2007-08-22 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-05-21 2007-05-26 DTD 5 4 Neck Stiffness -
2007-04-11 2007-04-13 DTD 2 2 Groin Strain -
2006-08-21 2006-08-22 DTD 1 0 Neck Neurological Injury Stinger -
2006-07-02 2006-07-02 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion Foul Tip -
2006-03-12 2006-03-13 Camp 1 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIN $1,000,000
2012 SDN $5,500,000
2011 SDN $4,000,000
2010 TBA $4,000,000
2009 TBA $1,981,250
2008 TBA $416,500
2007 MIN $405,000
2005 MIN $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$16,618,750
2011Current$1,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$17,618,750
8 yrTotal$17,618,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 53 dLSW Baseball1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Performance bonuses. Contract selected by Minnesota 3/29/14. Released by Minnesota 4/21/14.
  • 2013.
  • 2 years/$11M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with San Diego 1/10/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$4M, 12:$5.5M, 13:$5.5M club option, $1.5M buyout. Option may be guaranteed based on performance. Released by San Diego 8/20/12.
  • 1 year/$4M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Tampa Bay 12/17/10.
  • 1 year/$1,981,250 (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2008). Signed by Tampa Bay 2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Minnesota 11/28/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/06. Recalled 6/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/05. Optioned to Triple-A 5/05. Recalled 8/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/03. Recalled 7/04. Optioned to Triple-A 8/04.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from San Diego 7/02.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2001 (13-390) (Oklahoma).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Astros fire Porter?
(Bill from Wichita)
Nah. Porter is not the first manager to yell at an opponent, nor the first to get involved in a beanball war. He won't be the last, either.

In 2008 Joe Maddon got into a yelling match with Coco Crisp. The argument started because Crisp slid too hard into second base, which he did in response to Jason Bartlett blocking the bag with his leg. (Bartlett was and remains the master of that move.) Sure enough, James Shields hit two Red Sox in the first inning of the next game, including Crisp, who then charged the mound. So even the calmest, smartest of managers can get into hairy situations.

I wouldn't have fired Maddon then and I wouldn't fire Porter now. (That's not to say I support plunking or headhunting or anything like that; I can understand if you want managers held accountable for this stuff.)

Anyway, Think about it from Porter's POV. He's had to watch his team get stomped for the past year-plus, and he doesn't have someone like Shields, who won't let his team get disrespected without retribution. We can debate whether that stuff matters, but neither of us are part of the culture. Those who are seem to think it matters, and probably will until someone gets hurt/plunkings get banned. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What available players make sense to help fill the Cardinals' middle infield need?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
It is a shallow free agent class up the middle, but I could see the Cards signing someone like Jeff Keppinger for his bat at 2B, or if they are leaning on a glove, then perhaps they will give Jason Bartlett a shot (though that would compound the injury concerns with him + Furcal). Given the lack of options they could decide to pursue a trade, or Skip Schumaker might be in line for a lot of AB's in 2013.

On the jukebox: Rancid, "Salvation" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Word just came out that Alex Gonzalez has a torn ACL. How do you feel the Brewers will try to replace him?
(Matt from Milwaukee)
Rough week for the Brewers. I'd be curious to see if they sniff around Jason Bartlett if he's released. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)If you had made one "realistic" move for the Padres this offseason that they didnt make what would it have been? Alternative, which of the Padres moves do you like the least?
(Matthew from Boston)
Aside from trying to find a taker for Jason Bartlett or Orlando Hudson (which I'm sure the Padres did, but it takes two to tango), I'm not sure there was a lot else to do. As for moves I like the least, I don't love Anthony Rizzo for Cashner. It seems to me that Rizzo should have fetched more, but that is easy for me to say when I'm not privy to all the details. (Geoff Young)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Continuing the Posey line of questioning, would the Giants look to move a bullpen arm for a catcher? I'd love to see a Runzler for Shoppach swap as they're stocked in the pen and Runzler's peripherals are much better than results so far.
(Sandy Kazmir from The Roc)
Supposedly the Giants wouldn't part with Runzler in the offseason for Jason Bartlett. I just can't see them turning around months later and dealing him for a catcher who hasn't impressed. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Giants wouldn't part with Runzler for Jason Bartlett. That was stupid of them.
(Aceball from Reno)
To be fair, Runzler's peripherals are a lot better than his ERA this season and Jason Bartlett isn't lighting it up for San Diego. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How bad do you wish you had me?
(Jason Bartlett from Baltimore)
I feel bad for whoever acquires Jason Bartlett, but such is the state of the shortstop position. He can still field, though he's no longer elite, but right-handed pitchers (there are just a few of those around, you know) are problematic. (Marc Normandin)
2010-11-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)DO you see Matt Garza and or Jason Bartlett on the Rays opening day roster?
(Brian from Florida)
Garza, yes. Bartlett, no. I think the latter gets dealt to make room for Reid Brignac, and that Shields will be the odd man out in the rotation. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Am I being punished or something? My condo floods and makes me miss a flight and next thing I know I go from the everyday 2b to chopped liver over the last 2 weeks.
(Sean-Rod from St Pete)
Between you, Reid Brignac, Jason Bartlett and Ben Zobrist, the Rays certainly have a lot of middle infield options to sort through, and a lot of ways Joe Maddon can try to match them up. So long as you're still on the roster, it's pretty likely your turn will come, though you may be the low man on the totem pole given how much organizational love there is for the other three. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me Jason Bartlett will right the ship enough to at least put up a 2008-style line from here on out.
(tommybones from brooklyn)
I mean, realistically he isn't that far off of the .286/.329/.361 from 2008, so I see no reason why this isn't attainable. (Eric Seidman)
2009-11-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)With the way that position players have been traded thus far, wouldn't it be smart for the Rays to look into trades of Jason Bartlett and/or Carl Crawford. I realize that Crawford means a lot to the Rays, but even if he sticks for the season, a package of prospects is worth more than a #16-40 something pick would bring. Also, I'm sure Dayton Moore has Andrew Friedman's ear for Jason Bartlett, he fits what KC looks for. Could the Rays make a package that nets Soria and a prospect or 2 for Bartlett, Navarro and a prospect?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I don't think Soria is a great return on Bartlett, from the Rays' perspective. If they're going to trade him or Crawford, it should be a blow-away deal -- three or four position players / starting pitchers, with at least a couple that are close to making an impact. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-10-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Rays do, Matt Joyce/Sean Rodriguez/Reid Brignac all have spent more than enough time in AAA and really have nothing to prove. Do the Rays assume that Jason Bartlett's 2009 is nothing more than a "fluke" and shouldn't be expect from here on out?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I assume you think that Zobrist will be a 2B, Jake? I'm loathe to offer the Rays any advice, but like the Angels a couple years back, they're going to need to turn minor league talent into major league talent via trade. There's a point where "best available" stops being so good on a talent level, especially with a real issue of payroll and bullpen. (Will Carroll)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now, Omar was a good straight boy to begin with, but there was bad blood in him. Someway he got into the magic bullets and that leads straight to Devil's work, just like marijuana leads to heroin. You think you can take them bullets or leave 'em, do you? Just save a few for your bad days. The more of them magics you use, the more bad days you have without them. So it comes down finally to all your days being bad without the bullets. It's Jeff Francouer or nothing. Time to stop chippying around and kidding yourself, Omar, you're hooked... heavy as lead. And that's where old Omar found himself out there at the crossroads, molding the Citi Field's bullets. Now a man figures it's his bullets, so it will hit what he wants to hit, but it don't always work that way. You see, some bullets is special for a single aim. A certain stag, or a certain person. And no matter where you are, that's where the bullet will end up. And in the moment of aiming, the gun turns into a waiver deadline deal and points where the bullet wants to go. I guess old Omar didn't rightly know what he's getting himself into. The fit was on him and it carried him right to the crossroads, where he traded F-Mart for Jason Bartlett.
(Suttree from DRays Bay)
I think that's a good place to stop. (Marc Normandin)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Bartlett, hitting for average and some actual "pop"....could he be having a career year this year?
(jlarsen from Chicago, IL)
April folks. April. I'm not going to lie, I think his career year was 2006. Give him some more time in 2009 to prove me wrong before we go looking to deep into that. (Marc Normandin)
2008-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any one of Bonifacio, Hernandez, or Gonzalez good enough to be a future cornerstone of a defensive-minded Nats team a la Jason Bartlett and the Rays?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Nah. None are as good defensively, and only Bonifacio might match even Bartlett's offense. Might. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-23 13:30:00 (link to chat)Some of those AL MVP voters just voted Jason Bartlett as the Rays MVP... "The Rays improved dramatically on defense this season, and the biggest single reason was shortstop Jason Bartlett. Consequently, Bartlett has been voted the team's most valuable player by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America."
(dills from Chicago)
If this isn't a joke...wow. Bartlett isn't the MVP of the left side of the infield. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)What do you see as the Rays weakness, if any? And can they address it by the trade deadline?
(Tommy from OPS,FL)
Carl Crawford, Jason Bartlett and Carlos Pena are way off from last year, so the offense is just passable. I don't think the Rays have any place making big deadline deals; something small, sure, but they'd be silly to get too wrapped up in 2008. They're building for a run of greatness, not short-term gains. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So how did the Rays go from projected 83 wins to 89 wins now? Is this a change in the projection system, or a change in the Rays (or in their opponents)?
(collins from greenville nc)
That's a great question, and in this case it has a pretty simple answer. On the first version of PECOTA that we do each year, we make a very simple assumption about a team's defense -- namely, that the defense will be the same as it was last year, regressed to the mean last year. The Rays had a very, very bad defense in 2007, involving experiments like Brendan Harris playing shortstop, B.J. Upton playing second base, and Delmon Young playing center field. So, that was flowing through into the ERAs of each of the pitchers.

But in the second version of the PECOTAs, we instead project defense based on the individual defensive projections from our depth chart starting lineups. And we actually expect the Rays to have a slightly *above average* defense this year, particuarly given the addition of Jason Bartlett. So this turned out to make a huge difference at the margins. And there's a hidden benefit too, which is that it actually increases the innings pitched projections for the starting pitchers, which means fewer innings from the back end of their bullpen. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wright over Hanley Ramirez? The position scarcity fairy weeps.
(R.J. from Beyond the Boxscore)
Hey there R.J., thanks for swinging by. Hanley may be the best shortstop, but it's arguable that Wright is the best player in the game right now, and he even has the stats to back it up in fantasy.

Plus, shouldn't you be asking me why I left Jason Bartlett off the list? ;-) (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)More likely to be a 30-30 player for the Rays next year: BJ Upton(30 HRs, 30 Stolen Bases) or Jason Bartlett(30 SBs, 30 Errors)?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
BJ. He's a special player. (David Laurila)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should I expect from Jason Bartlett this year? Any comparisons?
(MattBishoff from DRaysBay)
I guess I sort of think of him as Greg Gagne with a little less power and a little more speed, but PECOTA names Ivan DeJesus (the original), Mike Bordick, and Alan Bannister as his top comparables in this year's book.

Basically, if you're watching Rays games, you'll get to see the best defensive shortstop in franchise history. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThere is no way Jason Bartlett is the Rays' starting shortstop on Opening Day next year. He's an easy target for the Rays' big payroll reduction. (John Perrotto)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSI don't think there is any chance at all that Jason Bartlett can score Cliff Floyd from first base. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesRandom fact: The Rays have four players in today's starting lineup who were drafted out of 4-year colleges: Carlos Pena (Northeastern), Evan Longoria (Long Beach State), Gabe Gross (Auburn) and Jason Bartlett (Oklahoma). (David Laurila)
 

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