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Portrait of Freddy Guzman

Freddy Guzman Rays

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .225 2 31 17 24 .225 0.2
Birth Date1-20-1981
Height5' 10"
Weight165 lbs
Age33 years, 9 months, 3 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
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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 SDN 23 20 80 76 8 16 3 0 0 19 3 13 1 0 0 5 5 2 .211 .250 .250 .205 -3.2 1.4 -0.2
2006 TEX 25 9 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .277 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2007 TEX 26 8 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .667 .236 -0.2 0.1 -0.0
2009 NYA 28 10 7 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 .167 .143 .167 .279 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 TBA 32 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career48102951420301264172107104.211.255.274.218-2.61.5-0.1

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 IDA Rk 12 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .432 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FTW A 47 210 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 EUG A- 21 93 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ 21 89 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LEL A+ 70 326 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MOB AA 46 205 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 2 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 20 80 .205 .252 .322 .399 .255 .254 90 -4.9 2.4 0.2 1.4 -0.5 -3.2 -0.2 -3.2 -0.2
2004 MOB AA 35 157 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 66 300 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TEX MLB 9 9 .277 .289 .345 .481 .269 .333 108 0.2 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.2 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2006 OKL AAA 69 293 .268 .278 .344 .425 .268 .323 94 2.5 8.4 0.7 -3.2 1.4 12.7 0.9 12.7 0.9
2006 POR AAA 30 139 .283 .284 .353 .451 .275 .308 105 2.9 3.3 0.3 2.5 -0.5 6.9 0.9 6.9 0.9
2007 TEX MLB 8 6 .236 .292 .358 .558 .306 .000 97 -0.2 0.2 0 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2007 OKL AAA 133 610 .255 .279 .341 .435 .262 .315 101 -3.6 18.2 1.1 0.4 10.4 23.2 2.3 23.2 2.3
2008 ERI AA 30 142 .271 .260 .343 .406 .259 .302 110 1.6 4.1 -0.1 1.7 1.5 7.1 0.9 7.1 0.9
2008 TOL AAA 101 441 .271 .262 .332 .399 .263 .293 88 5.5 13.6 -4.2 -1.3 7.7 25.9 2.4 25.9 2.4
2009 NYA MLB 10 7 .279 .282 .353 .416 .272 .167 105 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2009 NOR AAA 20 79 .194 .261 .335 .385 .248 .219 103 -5.6 2.3 -0.5 1.2 1.3 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2009 PAW AAA 62 231 .214 .260 .324 .386 .244 .261 101 -11.6 6.8 0.2 7.0 2.7 -2.8 0.4 -2.8 0.4
2009 SWB AAA 6 26 .287 .271 .345 .400 .258 .375 100 1.4 1.3 -0.5 0.3 1.9 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2009 TAC AAA 13 45 .200 .273 .345 .425 .275 .243 102 -2.9 1.3 0.1 -0.6 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2011 ESC Wnt 22 50 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ESC Wnt 24 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .062 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.1 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 IDA Rk 50 11 16 4 1 0 5 2 10 5 0 .348 .380 .478 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ 89 13 21 3 0 1 6 8 12 14 4 .259 .326 .333 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FTW A 210 35 53 7 5 0 18 18 37 39 7 .279 .338 .368 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 EUG A- 93 14 18 2 1 0 8 7 15 16 1 .225 .300 .275 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .300 .300 .300 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MOB AA 205 30 48 5 2 1 11 26 34 38 7 .271 .366 .339 .068 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LEL A+ 326 64 80 12 3 2 22 40 60 49 10 .285 .377 .370 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 80 8 16 3 0 0 5 3 13 5 2 .211 .250 .250 .039 .205 -3.2 1.4 -0.2
2004 MOB AA 157 21 39 5 2 1 7 16 28 17 5 .283 .359 .370 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 300 48 77 12 4 1 19 30 46 48 5 .292 .361 .379 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 OKL AAA 293 45 71 9 2 1 14 36 36 31 9 .282 .373 .345 .063 .268 12.7 -3.2 0.9
2006 POR AAA 139 15 34 7 2 2 14 14 19 11 3 .274 .345 .411 .137 .283 6.9 2.5 0.9
2006 TEX MLB 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 .277 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 .167 .167 .667 .500 .236 -0.2 0.1 -0.0
2007 OKL AAA 610 92 144 22 8 4 34 62 88 56 14 .269 .351 .363 .093 .255 23.2 0.4 2.3
2008 TOL AAA 441 74 107 16 9 3 41 35 42 56 6 .270 .330 .378 .108 .271 25.9 -1.3 2.4
2008 ERI AA 142 27 34 2 6 2 19 16 14 15 5 .281 .367 .446 .165 .271 7.1 1.7 0.9
2009 TAC AAA 45 5 9 2 1 0 3 2 5 4 2 .214 .250 .310 .095 .200 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1
2009 NOR AAA 79 7 14 1 1 0 3 5 9 13 0 .192 .244 .233 .041 .194 -2.0 1.2 -0.1
2009 PAW AAA 231 25 49 6 2 2 10 13 35 21 7 .229 .270 .304 .075 .214 -2.8 7.0 0.4
2009 SWB AAA 26 7 6 0 1 0 1 5 5 7 0 .286 .423 .381 .095 .287 5.0 0.3 0.5
2009 NYA MLB 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 .167 .143 .167 .000 .279 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2011 ESC Wnt 50 6 9 2 0 0 5 10 16 5 1 .225 .380 .275 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ESC Wnt 26 11 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 7 0 .048 .167 .048 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TBA MLB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 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
2009 23 0.7391 0.5652 0.9231 0.7059 0.1667 0.9167 1.0000 0.0769
Career230.73910.56520.92310.70590.16670.916710.0769

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-16 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2009-04-09 2009-04-17 Minors 8 0 Right Wrist Recovery From Surgery Hamate 2009-03-04
2009-02-25 2009-03-19 Camp 22 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2009-03-04
2005-04-06 2005-10-09 60-DL 186 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-04-29

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 TEX $382,000
2005 PHI $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$699,000
2 yrTotal$699,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 136 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 8/31/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/17/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/30/13.
  • 2012. Signed by Carmen of Mexican League.
  • 2011. Signed by Monclava and Minatitlan of Mexican League.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/26/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 4/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent by Seattle 12/21/08 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 5/4/09. Signed by Boston as a free agent 5/17/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Boston 7/28/09. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 8/2/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Baltimore 8/31/09. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/14/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Yankees 11/10/09 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Detroit 2/20/08. Sent outright to Double-A by Detroit 3/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed by Texas 2/07 (split contract paying $160,398 in minors). Acquired by Detroit in trade from Texas 12/5/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by San Diego 2/06. Acquired by Texas in trade from San Diego 5/06.
  • 1 year/$0.317M (2005). Re-signed by San Diego 2/05 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by San Diego.
  • Signed by San Diego 2000 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 11% 13% 22% 27%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .701 .522 1.026 .570
11 vs R (Multi) .037 .059 .045 .139
18 Split (Multi) -.664 -.463 -.981 -.430
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 .000
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2010 The Yankees added Freddy Guzman to the postseason roster to be their New Millennium Herb Washington, then discovered that there's a huge opportunity cost to simultaneously carrying a designated pinch-runner and an overstuffed bullpen—your track star ends up not just running, but hitting.
2009 Bouncing from organization to organization, Freddy Guzman still possesses game-changing speed, covers whole hectares of ground in center, and is a fantastic basestealer with a career 84 percent success rate. If he could draw walks or hit for power he'd be dangerous, but you can say that about a lot of guys.
2008 Outfielder Freddy Guzman has never done much consistently other than run fast. He was dealt to the Tigers in the offseason swap for Chris Shelton
2007 Guzman missed all of 2005 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Did you know that Tommy gets a small tissue sample from every player who has to undergo his surgery? He`s going to build the perfect ballplayer out of spare parts. Guzman picked up where he left off in 2004, stealing bases, showing decent plate discipline, and exhibiting no pop whatsoever. He`ll fill somebody`s fourth or fifth outfielder needs for at least a year or two before he`s done.
2006 Guzman went under the knife for Tommy John procedure in April, causing him to miss the entire season. His shot at any significant major league playing time vanished with the acquisition of Mike Cameron. Guzman`s got speed and patience, but it`s hard to see how he`ll ever hit enough to hold down anything more than a baserunning specialist job or fifth outfielder`s slot at the major league level.
2005 On paper, Guzman seems the perfect candidate to man center field for the Padres for the next ten years. Then you dig into his credentials. He's got blazing speed, but takes lousy routes to the ball, a fault the Padres hope gets better with experience. He's shown decent plate discipline in the past, but looked totally overmatched in his Padre audition. There's clearly a need for the Padres to develop a few fleet outfielders to cover the wide expanses of Petco. Guzman's too raw to be given center field on a pennant contender, so he'll work on his game in Portland while the Pads play Dave Roberts in center.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)With all the outcry over Joba rules 2.0, what do you think the Yankees do with Hughes? I think he's at about 120 innings between majors and minors,so they'll have the same issue with him next year (not helped by Girardi's use of him). Also, if Girardi won't play Gardner over Melky, is there any use to having Freddy Guzman on the post-season roster?
(sprechs from Brooklyn)
With Guzman, they're looking for a David Roberts '04 moment. I guess if the A's won a World Series with Herb Washington on the bench the Yankees can survive having Guzman around. With Hughes, I imagine they slide him in at #5 and skip days wherever possible. I am not looking forward to the endless second-guessing the first time David Robertson blows a lead in the eighth inning.

...Delmon Young, up with the bases loaded, might be my least favorite player in the major leagues. (Steven Goldman)


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