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Portrait of Mitch Canham

Mitch Canham C Nationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .222 1 22 17 5 .223 -0.3
Birth Date9-25-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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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

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
2007 EUG A- 28 133 .272 .257 .351 .380 .265 .400 105 1.7 3.9 1.1 -0.0 0.3 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2007 LEL A+ 2 8 .034 .274 .340 .419 .269 .000 92 -2.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -0.2
2008 LEL A+ 113 488 .305 .279 .353 .426 .275 .329 98 25.7 15.6 8.5 -1.5 -1.7 39.3 3.8 39.3 3.8
2009 SAN AA 111 461 .247 .270 .345 .390 .250 .302 117 -6.4 13.4 7 -0.5 -0.8 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2010 SAN AA 76 301 .236 .260 .337 .388 .261 .231 91 -7.7 8.7 0.1 -0.9 -1.7 0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0
2010 POR AAA 9 27 .284 .264 .331 .395 .255 .400 88 0.7 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.9 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 MID AA 45 175 .205 .265 .333 .391 .251 .276 115 -10.5 5.2 2.3 0.5 2.1 -1.9 -0.1 -2.7 -0.2
2011 SAC AAA 8 30 .264 .295 .357 .462 .265 .389 105 0.1 0.9 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 MEM AAA 18 52 .155 .275 .336 .424 .267 .162 94 -6.2 1.5 0.5 -0.5 0.3 -5.6 -0.6 -5.6 -0.6
2013 NWA AA 91 341 .279 .251 .313 .390 .256 .312 104 6.6 9.2 0.4 -2.9 -0.9 10.9 0.9 10.5 0.8
2013 OMA AAA 6 20 .310 .263 .343 .391 .262 .455 107 1.1 0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2014 HAR AA 34 117 .230 .256 .323 .382 .259 .233 102 -3.6 3.2 1.2 0.2 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1

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
2007 LEL A+ 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .034 -2.4 0.1 -0.2
2007 EUG A- 133 20 34 4 1 2 18 11 35 5 2 .293 .376 .397 .103 .272 6.3 -0.0 0.6
2008 LEL A+ 488 65 119 28 5 8 81 66 73 13 1 .285 .384 .434 .149 .305 39.3 -1.5 3.8
2009 SAN AA 461 48 107 20 3 6 53 46 68 5 4 .263 .341 .371 .108 .247 8.2 -0.5 0.8
2010 POR AAA 27 2 8 0 1 0 1 2 5 0 2 .320 .370 .400 .080 .284 0.9 -0.1 0.1
2010 SAN AA 301 27 55 10 2 4 26 30 41 1 1 .209 .294 .308 .099 .236 0.4 -0.9 -0.0
2011 SAC AAA 30 2 7 0 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 .280 .400 .280 .000 .264 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2011 MID AA 175 22 35 5 2 0 18 15 30 2 0 .226 .299 .284 .058 .205 -2.7 0.5 -0.2
2012 MEM AAA 52 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 .125 .192 .125 .000 .155 -5.6 -0.5 -0.6
2013 NWA AA 341 41 76 21 4 2 26 46 54 12 7 .261 .360 .381 .120 .279 10.5 -2.9 0.8
2013 OMA AAA 20 0 5 1 0 0 3 4 5 0 0 .333 .450 .400 .067 .310 0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2014 HAR AA 117 12 21 1 1 1 11 9 18 3 0 .204 .263 .262 .058 .230 -1.2 0.2 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-31 2014-08-24 Minors 24 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-30 2014-07-28 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-25 2014-05-23 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-05-05 2011-05-19 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-08-09 2010-09-07 Minors 29 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • signed 6/26/07 $552,500 signing bonus
  • Ore St 1s-57

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 519 55 121 25 2 2 41 60 93 12 5 .272 .360 .353 .270 16.3 C 0, 1B -2 1.4
80o 496 50 110 23 2 2 37 54 92 11 5 .254 .339 .331 .255 8.3 C 0, 1B -2 0.6
70o 478 47 102 21 2 2 35 50 91 10 5 .242 .325 .315 .244 3.0 C 0, 1B -2 0.0
60o 464 44 95 20 2 2 33 46 90 9 4 .232 .312 .301 .234 -1.3 C 0, 1B -2 -0.4
50o 450 41 88 18 1 2 31 43 89 9 4 .222 .301 .288 .226 -5.0 C 0, 1B -2 -0.8
40o 436 38 82 17 1 2 29 40 87 8 4 .212 .289 .276 .217 -8.5 C 0, 1B -2 -1.2
30o 422 36 75 16 1 1 27 37 86 8 3 .202 .276 .262 .207 -12.0 C 0, 1B -2 -1.6
20o 404 33 68 14 1 1 25 34 84 7 3 .190 .262 .247 .196 -15.8 C 0, 1B -2 -2.0
10o 381 29 59 12 1 1 22 29 81 6 3 .174 .241 .226 .181 -20.4 C 0, 1B -1 -2.5
Weighted Mean4574292192232458994.227.306.295.230-3.1C 0, 1B -2-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 3% 8% 13% 16%

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
201530250234610111723554.206.283.269.213-1.7-13.8-0.3-0.414.9-28.0-1.5
20163125023479111723544.212.287.275.216-1.5-12.1-0.3-0.514.9-26.2-1.5
201732374346812222533845.203.276.264.209-2.0-16.5-0.4-0.914.9-30.2-2.3
20183362856113222240571408.200.276.255.206-2.6-19.7-1.1-1.614.9-31.9-3.8
20193462055112222139541376.202.275.256.205-2.7-20.9-1.4-1.814.9-32.7-3.8
20203561856113212240551385.204.278.258.206-2.6-20.4-1.5-1.914.9-31.9-3.8
20213662755112212240521433.199.269.253.201-3.0-23.9-1.7-2.114.9-35.0-3.8
20223760452107202239491402.197.265.252.199-3.1-25.3-1.6-2.214.9-36.4-3.7
20233861752107202137501431.192.260.238.193-3.5-28.8-1.6-2.514.9-39.7-3.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.43.40.50.9out of baseballout of baseball5.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 J.C. Boscan 2009 .000 DNP
2 90 John Otness 2011 .000 DNP
3 90 Jose Yepez 2010 .000 DNP
4 89 Javi Herrera 2010 .000 DNP
5 89 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
6 88 Matt Tupman 2009 .000 DNP
7 88 Tyler LaTorre 2012 .000 DNP
8 87 Damaso Espino 2012 .000 DNP
9 87 Tuffy Gosewisch 2013 .146
10 87 Emerson Frostad 2012 .000 DNP
11 87 Mike Nickeas 2012 .190
12 87 Chris Stewart 2011 .228
13 85 Max St. Pierre 2009 .000 DNP
14 85 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
15 85 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
16 84 Vinny Rottino 2009 .000 DNP
17 84 Michel Hernandez 2008 .144
18 84 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
19 84 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP
20 83 Chris Robinson 2013 .218
21 83 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
22 83 Cody Clark 2011 .000 DNP
23 82 Matt Pagnozzi 2012 .000 DNP
24 82 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
25 82 Carlos Mendoza 2009 .000 DNP
26 82 Devin Ivany 2012 .000 DNP
27 82 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
28 82 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
29 81 John Raburn 2008 .000 DNP
30 81 Edwin Bellorin 2011 .000 DNP
31 81 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
32 81 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
33 80 Ryan Jorgensen 2008 .009
34 80 Pete Maestrales 2009 .000 DNP
35 80 Clay Timpner 2012 .000 DNP
36 80 Kenny Perez 2011 .000 DNP
37 80 Skyler Stromsmoe 2013 .000 DNP
38 80 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
39 80 Brad Coon 2012 .000 DNP
40 79 Carlos Maldonado 2008 .000 DNP
41 79 Chris Gutierrez 2013 .000 DNP
42 79 Mel Stocker 2010 .000 DNP
43 79 Josh Labandeira 2008 .000 DNP
44 79 Ray Chang 2013 .000 DNP
45 79 Rich Thompson 2008 .000 DNP
46 79 Luke Carlin 2010 .399
47 79 Ben Copeland 2013 .000 DNP
48 78 Guillermo Rodriguez 2007 .235
49 78 Casey Benjamin 2010 .000 DNP
50 78 Armando Camacaro 2008 .000 DNP
51 78 Gustavo Molina 2011 .168
52 78 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
53 78 Chris De La Cruz 2011 .000 DNP
54 78 Joey Hammond 2007 .000 DNP
55 78 A.J. Ellis 2010 .267
56 78 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
57 78 Chris Barnwell 2008 .000 DNP
58 78 Gabe Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
59 78 Koyie Hill 2008 .090
60 78 Juan Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
61 78 Tommy Watkins 2009 .000 DNP
62 77 Jamal Strong 2008 .000 DNP
63 77 Anderson Machado 2010 .000 DNP
64 77 Juan Gonzalez 2011 .000 DNP
65 77 Cesar Nicolas 2011 .000 DNP
66 77 Bubba Bell 2012 .000 DNP
67 77 Ben Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
68 77 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
69 77 Myron Leslie 2011 .000 DNP
70 77 Alejandro Machado 2011 .000 DNP
71 77 Wilkin Castillo 2013 .000 DNP
72 77 Callix Crabbe 2012 .000 DNP
73 77 Rashad Eldridge 2011 .000 DNP
74 77 Ricardo Nanita 2010 .000 DNP
75 77 Doug Bernier 2009 .000 DNP
76 76 David Wallace 2009 .000 DNP
77 76 Luke Allen 2008 .000 DNP
78 76 Blake Lalli 2012 .132
79 76 Hernan Iribarren 2013 .000 DNP
80 76 Don Kelly 2009 .241
81 76 Jemel Spearman 2010 .000 DNP
82 76 Kenny Kelly 2008 .000 DNP
83 76 Salomon Manriquez 2012 .000 DNP
84 76 Mike Rouse 2009 .000 DNP
85 76 Anthony Jackson 2013 .000 DNP
86 76 Carlos R Rojas 2013 .000 DNP
87 76 Peter Bergeron 2007 .000 DNP
88 76 Jason Bowers 2007 .000 DNP
89 75 Gabe Lopez 2009 .000 DNP
90 75 Carlos Leon 2009 .000 DNP
91 75 Chris Nowak 2012 .000 DNP
92 75 Jesus Feliciano 2008 .000 DNP
93 75 Anthony Seratelli 2012 .000 DNP
94 75 Luis Maza 2009 .000 DNP
95 75 Craig Tatum 2012 .000 DNP
96 75 Mike McCoy 2010 .193
97 75 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
98 75 Dane Sardinha 2008 .154
99 75 Jed Morris 2009 .000 DNP
100 75 Brian Barden 2010 .187

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Catcher Mitch Canham has on-base skills and gap power, but his future relies on his ability to stay behind the plate, which is not much of a sure thing.
2008 Mitch Canham has only been catching for three years, which means physically he's a very young 23. The Pads' supplemental first-round pick has a good approach at the plate and, as the catcher for back-to-back College World Series teams, has major intangibles points

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Today: San Diego's Setback SeasonJoe Sheehan2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Looking Way AheadJoe Sheehan2008-05-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)OSU C Andrew Susac: good pick in 2nd round or poor man's Mitch Canham?
(marctacoma from wa)
Maybe. I have to be honest. That's a guy that I really didn't get a whole lot of support for. Hard to find guys who liked him. (Kevin Goldstein II)


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