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Brian Bixler SSPadres

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-22-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age31 years, 9 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.42011
-0.12012
2013
-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
2008 PIT 25 50 120 108 16 17 2 1 0 21 6 36 4 0 2 2 1 0 .157 .229 .194 .174 -6.7 2.4 -0.4
2009 PIT 26 18 46 44 5 10 5 0 0 15 2 26 0 0 0 3 1 0 .227 .261 .341 .205 -1.8 0.1 -0.2
2011 WAS 28 79 94 83 9 17 1 2 0 22 7 19 0 0 4 2 4 3 .205 .267 .265 .202 -4.0 0.5 -0.4
2012 HOU 29 36 96 88 11 17 6 0 2 29 7 36 0 0 1 7 3 0 .193 .253 .330 .234 -0.0 -0.5 -0.1
Career1833563234161143287221174071493.189.249.269.202-12.62.5-1.0

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
2004 WPT A- 59 250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HIC A 126 557 .280 .260 .338 .400 .261 .365 99 9.9 13.8 6.3 10.5 1.8 31.7 4.1 31.7 4.1
2006 LYN A+ 73 317 .290 .260 .343 .393 .255 .362 103 9.1 8.1 3.7 8.7 2.7 23.8 3.2 23.8 3.2
2006 ALT AA 60 253 .272 .255 .332 .383 .261 .387 102 3 6.9 3.2 -1.7 1.7 15.3 1.4 15.3 1.4
2007 IND AAA 129 556 .263 .262 .330 .393 .257 .358 94 1.9 15.7 6.1 -2.5 5.0 30.5 2.7 30.5 2.7
2008 PIT MLB 50 120 .174 .266 .335 .426 .269 .236 100 -11.1 3.5 1.5 2.4 1.0 -6.7 -0.4 -6.7 -0.4
2008 IND AAA 86 364 .268 .265 .330 .408 .264 .390 88 3.5 11.1 4.1 5.7 -1.8 17.6 2.2 17.6 2.2
2009 PIT MLB 18 46 .205 .261 .328 .412 .263 .556 95 -2.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.3 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2009 IND AAA 108 451 .265 .263 .328 .396 .247 .376 104 2.6 13.0 3.4 -0.4 4.5 23.6 2.3 23.6 2.3
2010 COH AAA 64 259 .238 .267 .337 .415 .257 .335 109 -6.4 7.8 1.6 -1.4 2.2 3.1 0.2 3.1 0.2
2010 IND AAA 11 36 .170 .267 .344 .413 .263 .250 103 -3.7 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2010 SYR AAA 27 116 .298 .269 .333 .413 .254 .436 101 4.9 3.5 0.5 -0.9 -2.2 7.1 0.6 7.1 0.6
2011 WAS MLB 79 94 .202 .251 .312 .383 .255 .266 98 -5.3 2.5 -0.1 0.5 -1.4 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2011 SYR AAA 25 108 .320 .252 .321 .382 .246 .464 92 7.6 3.4 0.4 -2.2 2.4 14.0 1.1 14.0 1.1
2012 HOU MLB 36 96 .234 .258 .321 .425 .269 .300 98 -2.5 2.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1
2012 OKL AAA 75 281 .247 .283 .346 .443 .272 .340 103 -4.2 8.4 1.9 1.4 1.4 5.5 0.7 5.5 0.7
2013 LVG AAA 101 345 .248 .273 .339 .420 .268 .346 111 -4.7 9.9 0.4 -3.5 1.3 5.0 0.2 5.0 0.2
2014 SAN AA 87 332 .222 .250 .318 .374 .253 .269 100 -12.8 9.0 4.2 2.3 -0.5 -1.8 0.1 -1.8 0.1
2014 ELP AAA 2 4 .000 .289 .340 .431 .255 .250 0.0 -0.0 0.2 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 WPT A- 250 40 63 7 4 0 21 15 51 14 5 .276 .325 .342 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HIC A 557 74 141 23 2 9 50 38 134 21 10 .281 .343 .388 .108 .280 31.7 10.5 4.1
2006 ALT AA 253 36 68 13 1 3 19 16 57 6 2 .301 .363 .407 .106 .272 15.3 -1.7 1.4
2006 LYN A+ 317 46 81 16 2 5 33 35 58 18 7 .303 .394 .434 .131 .290 23.8 8.7 3.2
2007 IND AAA 556 77 130 23 10 5 51 54 131 28 4 .274 .362 .396 .122 .263 30.5 -2.5 2.7
2008 PIT MLB 120 16 17 2 1 0 2 6 36 1 0 .157 .229 .194 .037 .174 -6.7 2.4 -0.4
2008 IND AAA 364 44 90 8 5 7 36 27 107 23 7 .280 .343 .402 .121 .268 17.6 5.7 2.2
2009 IND AAA 451 71 111 23 8 9 43 35 128 13 3 .275 .340 .439 .164 .265 23.6 -0.4 2.3
2009 PIT MLB 46 5 10 5 0 0 3 2 26 1 0 .227 .261 .341 .114 .205 -1.8 0.1 -0.2
2010 SYR AAA 116 12 35 5 2 1 19 9 25 6 3 .340 .400 .456 .117 .298 7.1 -0.9 0.6
2010 IND AAA 36 1 6 0 1 0 1 1 11 3 0 .171 .194 .229 .057 .170 -2.3 0.5 -0.2
2010 COH AAA 259 32 64 13 1 3 27 20 46 9 4 .278 .348 .383 .104 .238 3.1 -1.4 0.2
2011 SYR AAA 108 17 27 5 0 1 6 16 30 4 1 .314 .439 .407 .093 .320 14.0 -2.2 1.1
2011 WAS MLB 94 9 17 1 2 0 2 7 19 4 3 .205 .267 .265 .060 .202 -4.0 0.5 -0.4
2012 OKL AAA 281 43 67 12 1 3 19 27 59 11 2 .269 .346 .361 .092 .247 5.5 1.4 0.7
2012 HOU MLB 96 11 17 6 0 2 7 7 36 3 0 .193 .253 .330 .136 .234 -0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA 345 40 80 16 2 5 27 26 89 7 4 .259 .323 .372 .113 .248 5.0 -3.5 0.2
2014 ELP AAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2014 SAN AA 332 30 61 6 1 2 22 28 74 7 6 .207 .291 .254 .047 .222 -1.8 2.3 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
2008 435 0.5264 0.5034 0.7169 0.6681 0.3204 0.8627 0.3788 0.2831
2009 195 0.5436 0.4923 0.5729 0.6132 0.3483 0.6923 0.3226 0.4271
2011 357 0.5154 0.4944 0.7386 0.6793 0.2948 0.8320 0.5098 0.2614
2012 381 0.4908 0.5013 0.6492 0.6845 0.3247 0.8281 0.2857 0.3508
Career13680.51610.49890.68320.66780.31890.82080.3790.3168

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-05 2014-04-10 Minors 5 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-07-27 2013-08-03 Minors 7 0 Left Knee Contusion -
2010-04-30 2010-05-18 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 15 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/6/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 4/10/14. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 4/25/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/15/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 12/14/11. Contract purchased by Houston 4/6/12. DFA by Houston 8/9/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Washington 12/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 4/23/11. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Washington 11/3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Pittsburgh 1/18/10. Signed by Cleveland 3/10/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 3/20/10 after being DFA 3/17/10/ Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Cleveland 7/12/10. Acquired by Washington in trade from Pittsburgh 8/7/10.
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/07. Re-signed 3/10/08.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2004 (2-52) (Eastern Michigan). $0.67M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Brian Bixler is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJake Mintz2014-06-05
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJordan Shusterman2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Notable AL Minor-League Free Agent SigneesAdam Sobsey2013-03-13
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 19Larry Granillo2012-06-20
BP Unfiltered: Which 14 K Perfect Gamer Faced a Better Lineup?Paul Sporer2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: State SecretJohn Perrotto2011-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: American LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Put Up Your Dukes?Christina Kahrl2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The King's Coffers and Assorted Wee DealsChristina Kahrl2010-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2009-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL NoodlingsChristina Kahrl2009-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted Central MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend Transaction ActionChristina Kahrl2009-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The LaRoche DealChristina Kahrl2009-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: The McLouth TradeChristina Kahrl2009-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: I Can See Clearly Now?Will Carroll2009-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central HousekeepingChristina Kahrl2009-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Wrap-UpChristina Kahrl2008-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: PudgedChristina Kahrl2008-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: BrokenWill Carroll2008-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Shortstop ProspectsNate Silver2008-05-22
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Pirates Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Philly Non-Fixes and the Seattle PredicateChristina Kahrl2008-02-04
Schrodinger's Bat: Minor League Baserunning AwardsDan Fox2007-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Your 2010 PiratesBryan Smith2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - ShortstopKevin Goldstein2007-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Linebrink-Inman, Belliard, and IzturisChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Bixler - whats his upside - might he be a serviceable big league SS?
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No and with his inability to make remotely consistent contact in the majors, I can't even see him fashioning a career as a utility player. (John Perrotto)


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