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Portrait of Raul Chavez

Raul Chavez CAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 725 .231 .266 .304 .194 -0.7
Birth Date3-17-1973
Height5' 11"
Weight245 lbs
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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
1996 MON 23 4 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .144 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
1997 MON 24 13 27 26 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 1 0 2 1 0 .269 .259 .269 .196 -0.5 0.2 -0.0
1998 SEA 25 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .019 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2000 HOU 27 14 47 43 3 11 2 0 1 16 3 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 .256 .298 .372 .191 -3.6 0.4 -0.3
2002 HOU 29 2 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .500 .344 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2003 HOU 30 19 38 37 5 10 1 1 1 16 1 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 .270 .289 .432 .217 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2004 HOU 31 64 176 162 9 34 8 0 0 42 10 38 0 0 4 23 0 1 .210 .256 .259 .175 -6.2 0.9 -0.5
2005 HOU 32 37 105 99 6 17 3 0 2 26 4 18 1 1 0 6 1 0 .172 .210 .263 .157 -3.7 0.5 -0.3
2006 BAL 33 16 29 28 1 5 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .207 .179 .143 -1.8 0.2 -0.2
2008 PIT 35 42 122 116 12 30 4 0 1 37 4 14 1 1 0 10 0 0 .259 .287 .319 .223 0.3 0.6 0.1
2009 TOR 36 51 168 159 10 41 8 0 2 55 6 23 0 0 3 15 1 1 .258 .285 .346 .216 1.8 1.6 0.3
Career263725680481572717207311153476542.231.266.304.194-12.04.3-0.7

Advanced

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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
1991 BUR A 114 462 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ASH A 95 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OSC A+ 58 208 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .251 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 JAC AA 89 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .256 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 JAC AA 58 205 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TUC AAA 32 115 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MON MLB 4 6 .144 .246 .331 .380 .245 .250 100 -0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
1996 OTT AAA 60 214 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 13 27 .196 .270 .338 .423 .265 .318 100 -1.9 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
1997 OTT AAA 0 332 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SEA MLB 1 1 .019 .264 .334 .347 .248 .000 113 -0.3 0.0 0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1998 OTT AAA 0 36 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 0 259 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TAC AAA 0 388 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 14 47 .191 .285 .359 .462 .276 .270 107 -3.8 1.3 0.9 0.4 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2000 NWO AAA 0 341 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NWO AAA 85 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 2 6 .344 .216 .325 .332 .248 .250 101 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2002 NWO AAA 111 411 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HOU MLB 19 38 .217 .279 .349 .463 .277 .300 105 -1.8 1.0 0.6 -0.1 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2003 NWO AAA 101 390 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HOU MLB 64 176 .175 .265 .332 .426 .264 .274 94 -16.5 5.2 3.1 0.9 0.7 -6.2 -0.5 -6.2 -0.5
2005 HOU MLB 37 105 .157 .273 .339 .438 .268 .188 102 -11.5 3.0 1.8 0.5 -0.4 -3.7 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
2005 ROU AAA 34 128 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BAL MLB 16 29 .143 .270 .327 .439 .255 .208 108 -3.8 0.9 0.5 0.2 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2006 BOW AA 52 213 .232 .254 .324 .381 .257 .270 95 -5.4 5.2 2.3 0.6 -4.4 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2007 SWB AAA 86 316 .192 .263 .335 .397 .260 .236 93 -23.6 9.3 4.5 1.6 -1.2 -6.0 -0.4 -6.0 -0.4
2008 PIT MLB 42 122 .223 .261 .323 .416 .256 .284 100 -4.8 3.5 2 0.6 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2008 IND AAA 26 91 .285 .260 .328 .399 .258 .324 85 2.3 2.4 1.3 0.1 -0.6 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2009 TOR MLB 51 168 .216 .264 .329 .415 .258 .291 105 -7.9 4.8 2.9 1.6 -0.6 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 2 7 .102 .312 .377 .527 .297 .143 118 -1.2 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -1.2 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 LVG AAA 55 217 .195 .274 .350 .436 .274 .220 105 -15.8 6.6 2.3 0.2 -1.6 -5.8 -0.5 -5.8 -0.5
2011 BUF AAA 80 256 .173 .266 .332 .413 .259 .222 93 -26.3 7.9 4.8 0.7 -1.5 -9.3 -0.8 -9.3 -0.8
2011 ARA Wnt 17 38 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 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
1991 BUR A 462 54 108 17 0 3 41 25 65 1 4 .257 .312 .319 .062 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ASH A 373 37 99 22 1 2 40 16 39 1 0 .284 .322 .371 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OSC A+ 208 13 45 5 1 0 16 8 19 1 1 .228 .261 .264 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 JAC AA 273 17 55 7 0 1 22 17 41 1 0 .219 .272 .259 .040 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TUC AAA 115 14 27 5 0 0 10 8 13 0 1 .262 .325 .311 .049 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 JAC AA 205 16 54 8 0 4 25 8 17 0 4 .287 .320 .394 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MON MLB 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .144 -0.5 -0.0 -0.0
1996 OTT AAA 214 15 49 10 0 2 24 11 31 0 2 .247 .285 .328 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 27 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 .269 .259 .269 .000 .196 -0.5 0.2 -0.0
1997 OTT AAA 332 31 76 17 0 4 46 18 42 1 3 .245 .295 .339 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SEA MLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .019 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
1998 TAC AAA 259 27 52 6 0 4 34 22 41 1 2 .223 .301 .300 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 OTT AAA 36 2 7 0 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 .226 .333 .226 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TAC AAA 388 39 95 20 1 3 40 28 63 1 3 .268 .332 .356 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 47 3 11 2 0 1 5 3 6 0 0 .256 .298 .372 .116 .191 -3.6 0.4 -0.3
2000 NWO AAA 341 31 74 13 0 2 36 34 44 3 0 .244 .328 .307 .063 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NWO AAA 309 38 84 17 0 8 40 19 34 1 1 .302 .357 .450 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 .500 .250 .344 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2002 NWO AAA 411 24 85 10 0 3 36 21 50 3 4 .228 .278 .279 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HOU MLB 38 5 10 1 1 1 4 1 6 0 0 .270 .289 .432 .162 .217 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2003 NWO AAA 390 47 97 28 1 6 47 13 43 0 2 .273 .314 .408 .135 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HOU MLB 176 9 34 8 0 0 23 10 38 0 1 .210 .256 .259 .049 .175 -6.2 0.9 -0.5
2005 HOU MLB 105 6 17 3 0 2 6 4 18 1 0 .172 .210 .263 .091 .157 -3.7 0.5 -0.3
2005 ROU AAA 128 9 30 8 0 0 14 5 24 0 0 .252 .297 .319 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BAL MLB 29 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .179 .207 .179 .000 .143 -1.8 0.2 -0.2
2006 BOW AA 213 18 50 10 0 2 21 11 19 0 0 .255 .290 .337 .082 .232 0.5 0.6 0.1
2007 SWB AAA 316 29 64 14 0 4 31 11 39 1 0 .221 .260 .310 .090 .192 -6.0 1.6 -0.4
2008 PIT MLB 122 12 30 4 0 1 10 4 14 0 0 .259 .287 .319 .060 .223 0.3 0.6 0.1
2008 IND AAA 91 9 26 5 1 3 13 4 11 0 0 .306 .352 .494 .188 .285 8.0 0.1 0.8
2009 TOR MLB 168 10 41 8 0 2 15 6 23 1 1 .258 .285 .346 .088 .216 1.8 1.6 0.3
2009 LVG AAA 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .000 .102 -1.7 -0.0 -0.2
2010 LVG AAA 217 18 42 13 0 3 24 11 22 0 0 .210 .259 .320 .110 .195 -5.8 0.2 -0.5
2011 ARA Wnt 38 3 6 2 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 .176 .243 .235 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BUF AAA 256 12 48 10 0 1 22 6 33 0 0 .199 .214 .253 .054 .173 -9.3 0.7 -0.8

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 339 0.4956 0.5310 0.8667 0.6905 0.3743 0.9224 0.7656 0.1333
2009 588 0.5255 0.5170 0.8586 0.6343 0.3871 0.9184 0.7500 0.1414
Career9270.51460.52210.86160.65490.38240.91990.75570.1384

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-12-30 2006-12-30 WIN 0 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2001-08-10 2001-08-19 Minors 9 0 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 PIT $550,000
2006 BAL $400,000
2005 HOU $360,000
2004 HOU $315,000
2003 HOU $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$1,925,000
5 yrTotal$1,925,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 74 d1 yr (10)

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/12/09 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/11/09
  • contract purchased 4/18/09 min-l cmap 4/1/09 signed as a free agent from PIT 12/30/08 (minor-league contract, $0.5M major league)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 12/5/08 contract purchased 5/14/08 signed as a free agent from NYY 1/11/08, 1 year/$0.55M (08) (split contract, $0.108M min)
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 12/06, 1 year/$0.5M (07) (minor-league contract, $18K in min
  • designated for assignment 10/06
  • contract purchased 9/06 designated for assignment 6/06 4/06 claimed off waivers from HOU 3/06 re-signed 12/05, 1 year/$0.4M (06)
  • contract purchased 8/05 sent outright to Triple-A 7/05 contract purchased 6/05 designated for assignment 6/05 re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.36M (05)
  • 1 year/$0.3115M (04) recalled 8/03 optioned to Triple-A 4/03
  • 1 year/$0.3M (03) 2/03
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/02 contract purchased 11/01

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Framing Chances Extra Strikes Framing Runs Framing Runs per 7000 Blocking Chances PB/WP Saved Blocking Runs Blocking Runs per 7000 Total Receiving Runs Total Receiving Runs per 7000
2008 2510 74 2.7 7.5 1433 -2.5 -0.7 -3.4 2.0 4.0
2009 3852 -41 -5.5 -10.0 2261 -0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -5.7 -10.6
total 6362 33 -2.5 -2.7 3694 -2.7 -0.8 -1.4 -3.2 -4.2

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