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Jake Fox 1BPhillies

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .245 10 28 34 0 .269 0.7
Birth Date7-20-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42010
-0.22011
2012
2013
0.72014
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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
2007 CHN 24 7 15 14 3 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .200 .286 .141 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2
2009 CHN 26 82 241 216 23 56 12 0 11 101 14 47 5 6 0 44 0 0 .259 .311 .468 .273 6.1 0.7 0.7
2010 BAL 27 38 105 100 10 22 5 1 5 44 3 23 2 0 0 10 0 0 .220 .257 .440 .255 0.2 0.4 0.1
2010 OAK 27 39 106 98 11 21 5 0 2 32 5 26 2 1 0 12 0 0 .214 .264 .327 .199 -4.5 -0.1 -0.5
2011 BAL 28 27 67 61 8 15 4 1 2 27 4 8 2 0 0 6 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .254 -0.6 -0.9 -0.2
Career19353448955116282202082710611707300.237.288.425.248-0.9-0.1-0.1

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
2003 LNS A 29 112 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 97 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 83 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DAY A+ 66 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA 55 204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHN MLB 7 15 .141 .276 .351 .441 .279 .167 100 -2 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2007 TEN AA 91 388 .283 .259 .332 .389 .264 .312 101 9.6 11.2 -4.1 1.3 -0.9 15.2 1.7 15.2 1.7
2007 IOW AAA 25 108 .271 .286 .351 .462 .270 .314 112 1.2 3.1 -1.2 -0.7 1.3 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2008 TEN AA 105 459 .312 .261 .339 .396 .251 .324 113 25.6 13.2 -6.5 -1.5 -3.2 27.4 2.6 27.4 2.6
2008 IOW AAA 29 120 .243 .276 .340 .436 .259 .250 102 -2.7 4.2 -2.5 -1.0 0.9 2.4 0.1 2.4 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 82 241 .273 .262 .330 .419 .263 .274 100 3.2 6.9 -0.7 0.7 -2.4 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2009 IOW AAA 45 194 .439 .274 .341 .426 .278 .431 93 36.1 5.4 -2.8 -0.2 -1.8 36.9 3.6 36.9 3.6
2010 BAL MLB 38 105 .255 .255 .322 .408 .252 .236 114 -0.6 2.9 -0.7 0.4 -1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
2010 OAK MLB 39 106 .199 .264 .334 .413 .265 .268 100 -6.5 2.9 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -4.5 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5
2011 BAL MLB 27 67 .254 .266 .326 .409 .261 .255 105 -0.4 1.8 0 -0.9 -1.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 68 299 .299 .256 .324 .397 .252 .300 93 13.8 9.3 -2.2 -2.7 -1.7 18.5 1.5 18.5 1.5
2011 EST Wnt 31 131 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 17 74 .232 .270 .329 .423 .266 .180 105 -2.2 2.0 -1 0.0 -1.4 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2012 IND AAA 42 139 .242 .250 .319 .379 .247 .273 98 -2.8 4.1 -1.9 -0.6 -0.6 -2.0 -0.3 -2.0 -0.3
2012 LEH AAA 9 35 .260 .244 .312 .369 .242 .346 99 0 1.0 -0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 RNO AAA 15 38 .175 .257 .328 .404 .260 .217 112 -3.5 1.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2014 REA AA 78 319 .315 .257 .317 .384 .255 .304 104 18.1 8.8 -3.8 0.2 -0.5 23.3 2.5 23.3 2.5

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
2003 LNS A 112 13 26 8 0 5 12 8 19 0 0 .260 .333 .490 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 395 49 105 19 3 14 55 17 75 2 1 .287 .331 .470 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 309 37 76 20 0 9 40 26 48 5 2 .281 .361 .456 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA 204 20 52 17 0 5 25 9 44 0 0 .269 .305 .435 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DAY A+ 291 45 78 15 1 16 61 27 49 4 1 .313 .392 .574 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 IOW AAA 108 18 28 7 0 6 19 5 23 2 0 .283 .343 .535 .253 .271 4.5 -0.7 0.4
2007 CHN MLB 15 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .143 .200 .286 .143 .141 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2
2007 TEN AA 388 60 102 23 1 18 60 17 72 6 2 .284 .331 .504 .220 .283 15.2 1.3 1.7
2008 IOW AAA 120 17 26 10 1 6 26 2 31 3 0 .222 .242 .479 .256 .243 2.4 -1.0 0.1
2008 TEN AA 459 76 119 29 1 25 79 46 73 4 2 .307 .404 .580 .273 .312 27.4 -1.5 2.6
2009 IOW AAA 194 44 67 14 3 17 53 21 31 2 1 .409 .497 .841 .433 .439 36.9 -0.2 3.6
2009 CHN MLB 241 23 56 12 0 11 44 14 47 0 0 .259 .311 .468 .208 .273 6.1 0.7 0.7
2010 BAL MLB 105 10 22 5 1 5 10 3 23 0 0 .220 .257 .440 .220 .255 0.2 0.4 0.1
2010 OAK MLB 106 11 21 5 0 2 12 5 26 0 0 .214 .264 .327 .112 .199 -4.5 -0.1 -0.5
2011 BAL MLB 67 8 15 4 1 2 6 4 8 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .197 .254 -0.6 -0.9 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 299 38 73 19 1 12 58 22 52 0 0 .275 .351 .491 .215 .299 18.5 -2.7 1.5
2011 EST Wnt 131 9 24 7 0 1 12 13 29 1 0 .212 .305 .301 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 IND AAA 139 15 29 10 0 2 16 13 24 0 0 .236 .309 .366 .130 .242 -2.0 -0.6 -0.3
2012 LEH AAA 35 3 9 4 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 .290 .343 .419 .129 .260 0.1 0.1 0.0
2012 REA AA 74 7 14 4 0 5 10 4 14 0 0 .203 .257 .478 .275 .232 -2.5 0.0 -0.3
2013 RNO AAA 38 2 5 2 0 0 2 2 11 0 0 .147 .237 .206 .059 .175 -3.5 0.0 -0.3
2014 REA AA 319 42 88 15 0 22 70 20 49 0 0 .308 .373 .591 .283 .315 23.3 0.2 2.5

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 857 0.4387 0.5578 0.6862 0.7633 0.3971 0.8258 0.4764 0.3138
2010 707 0.4611 0.5813 0.6813 0.7393 0.4462 0.8174 0.4882 0.3187
2011 227 0.5022 0.5727 0.7462 0.7193 0.4248 0.8171 0.6250 0.2538
Career17910.45560.5690.69190.74820.420.82140.49990.3081

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-07 2012-04-21 Minors 14 13 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-05-12 2009-05-14 Minors 2 0 Lower Leg Laceration Broken Bat -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BAL $424,000
2010 OAK $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$829,000
2 yrTotal$829,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 82 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/23 11 (minor-league contract). Released by Pittsburgh 6/25/12. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 8/4/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/11. DFA by Baltimore 6/1/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/10/11. Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/23/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/28/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/3/09. Re-signed 3/8/10. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Oakland 6/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4015M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/24/09. Recalled 5/27/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/10/09. Recalled 6/16/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/11/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/19/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/27/07. Recalled 8/14/07.
  • Drafted 2003 (3-73) (University of Michigan). $0.5M signing bonus.

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 515 68 134 32 2 23 76 35 98 0 0 .289 .353 .517 .310 32.8 1B -2, C 0 3.3
80o 493 62 122 29 2 21 70 32 96 0 0 .274 .337 .490 .295 24.5 1B -2, C 0 2.4
70o 477 58 114 27 2 20 65 30 95 0 0 .263 .325 .471 .285 19.0 1B -2, C 0 1.9
60o 463 55 107 26 2 18 62 28 93 0 0 .255 .315 .455 .276 14.5 1B -1, C 0 1.4
50o 450 52 101 24 2 17 58 27 92 0 0 .246 .305 .440 .268 10.5 1B -1, C 0 0.9
40o 437 49 94 23 1 16 55 25 91 0 0 .238 .296 .426 .260 6.8 1B -1, C 0 0.5
30o 423 46 88 21 1 15 52 24 89 0 0 .229 .286 .410 .251 3.0 1B -1, C 0 0.1
20o 407 42 82 20 1 14 48 22 87 0 0 .219 .274 .391 .240 -1.2 1B -1, C 0 -0.3
10o 385 38 73 17 1 13 43 19 84 0 0 .205 .258 .366 .226 -6.4 1B -1, C 0 -0.9
Weighted Mean456531042521860289300.250.310.448.27212.41B -1, C 01.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 24% 8% 21% 67%

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
201532250295112183015560.226.285.396.2490.56.1-0.6-1.614.9-6.7-1.1
2016333554173171124221800.224.284.390.2470.23.6-0.9-2.414.9-8.0-1.5
201734628731262922175381370.222.282.391.246-0.20.8-1.5-4.414.9-8.3-2.7
201835617701232811970371340.218.280.374.241-0.6-2.4-1.5-4.514.9-11.4-2.7
201936604691212721969351310.219.280.378.241-0.6-2.6-1.5-4.614.9-11.4-2.6
202037606681222621867361260.221.282.370.240-0.6-3.1-1.5-4.714.9-11.8-2.6
202138619671222621766351300.216.276.356.233-1.1-7.7-1.5-5.014.9-16.2-2.7
202239638681242721666351350.213.271.348.229-1.5-10.6-1.6-5.414.9-18.6-2.8
202340613661212621665331250.216.273.356.232-1.2-8.8-1.6-5.314.9-16.8-2.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
4.541.60.70.20.611

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 85 John Rodriguez 2009 .000 DNP
2 84 Laynce Nix 2012 .267
3 80 Terrmel Sledge 2008 .000 DNP
4 79 Shelley Duncan 2011 .280
5 79 Micah Hoffpauir 2011 .000 DNP
6 79 Scott Hairston 2011 .278
7 78 Andy Phillips 2008 .240
8 78 Matt Diaz 2009 .307
9 77 Justin Ruggiano 2013 .253
10 77 Dewayne Wise 2009 .216
11 76 Luke Scott 2009 .277
12 76 Chris Dickerson 2013 .247
13 76 Ryan Shealy 2011 .000 DNP
14 76 Garrett Jones 2012 .306
15 76 Josh Phelps 2009 .000 DNP
16 76 Chris Shelton 2011 .000 DNP
17 75 Jason Botts 2012 .000 DNP
18 75 Marcus Thames 2008 .280
19 75 Mike Jacobs 2012 .228
20 75 Abraham Nunez 2008 .000 DNP
21 74 Michael Restovich 2010 .000 DNP
22 74 Hiram Bocachica 2007 .246
23 74 Michael Ryan 2009 .000 DNP
24 74 Michael Morse 2013 .244
25 73 Luis Terrero 2011 .000 DNP
26 73 Ryan Langerhans 2011 .273
27 73 Cody Ross 2012 .289
28 73 Ryan Roberts 2012 .235
29 73 Jason Dubois 2010 .000 DNP
30 73 Jonny Gomes 2012 .318
31 73 Paul McAnulty 2012 .000 DNP
32 72 Robby Hammock 2008 .194
33 72 Matt Carson 2013 .562
34 72 Fred Lewis 2012 .197
35 72 Jon Knott 2010 .000 DNP
36 72 Chris Denorfia 2012 .286
37 72 Cliff Floyd 2004 .286
38 71 Rick Ankiel 2011 .245
39 71 George Lombard 2007 .000 DNP
40 71 Cory Aldridge 2010 .162
41 71 Joe Borchard 2010 .000 DNP
42 71 Jack Hannahan 2011 .261
43 71 Billy Williams 1969 .292
44 71 Kevin McReynolds 1991 .273
45 71 Prentice Redman 2011 .000 DNP
46 71 Craig Monroe 2008 .243
47 71 Ryan Church 2010 .224
48 71 Eugenio Velez 2013 .000 DNP
49 71 Jason Kubel 2013 .225
50 71 Brooks Conrad 2011 .266
51 70 Wilson Betemit 2013 -.032
52 70 Hector Luna 2011 .000 DNP
53 70 Val Majewski 2012 .000 DNP
54 70 Alfonso Soriano 2007 .291
55 70 Rico Carty 1971 .000 DNP
56 70 Brian Myrow 2008 .195
57 70 Andy Pafko 1952 .299
58 70 Ryan Spilborghs 2011 .200
59 70 Roy Sievers 1958 .313
60 70 Dave Winfield 1983 .298
61 70 Edgar Gonzalez 2009 .250
62 70 Don Baylor 1980 .238
63 70 Mike Easler 1982 .267
64 70 Oscar Salazar 2009 .282
65 70 Jeff Bailey 2010 .000 DNP
66 69 Tagg Bozied 2011 .000 DNP
67 69 David Murphy 2013 .234
68 69 Robb Quinlan 2008 .225
69 69 Ryan Raburn 2012 .175
70 69 Xavier Nady 2010 .237
71 69 Juan Rivera 2010 .257
72 69 Carlos Lee 2007 .283
73 69 Jeff Salazar 2012 .000 DNP
74 69 Al Ferrara 1971 .205
75 69 John Lindsey 2008 .000 DNP
76 69 Greg Jacobs 2008 .000 DNP
77 69 Erik Kratz 2011 .300
78 69 Johnny Briggs 1975 .293
79 69 Darnell McDonald 2010 .259
80 69 Doug Deeds 2012 .000 DNP
81 69 Keith Ginter 2007 .000 DNP
82 69 Carl Crawford 2013 .273
83 69 Justin Leone 2008 .000 DNP
84 69 Josh Willingham 2010 .315
85 69 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2013 .000 DNP
86 68 Willie Horton 1974 .324
87 68 Jim Rice 1984 .268
88 68 Randy Ruiz 2009 .315
89 68 Nate McLouth 2013 .269
90 68 Kevin Mitchell 1993 .329
91 68 Albert Belle 1998 .343
92 68 Bobby Bonilla 1994 .291
93 68 Ron Gant 1996 .292
94 68 Ben Broussard 2008 .178
95 68 Kevin Witt 2007 .000 DNP
96 68 Shawn Green 2004 .281
97 68 Austin Kearns 2011 .222
98 68 Bobby Scales 2009 .241
99 68 Jose Guillen 2007 .292
100 68 Gary Matthews 1982 .273

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 From sabermetrics cause célèbre to spring training home run king to non-entity just hoping for another shot. Fox can stand at five positions—catcher, first and third base, and the corner outfield spots—but being in a National League organization means the position he fits best is unavailable. Recipient of more than 500 big-league plate appearances, Fox has failed to live up to his Triple-A expectations and is cruising for a Quad-A label. The Pirates are all about giving players second, third, sometimes fourth chances, and if nothing else, Fox will leave fans yearning for Ryan Doumit’s defense behind the plate.
2011 Long a man without a position, Fox’s career .293/.357/.528 minor-league line inspired fantasies of exemplary offense from an everyday sub who could play all four corners and catch—if only his defensive shortcomings could be tolerated. Two years ago, the Cubs saw the dream realized, but only for a moment—after taking the league by storm for two months, Fox slumped in August 2009 and hasn’t hit since, batting .215/.268/.373 in 75 games and drifting through three teams in the process. Much of the problem has been the selfish hitting that has plagued so many Crowley-coached Birds. Fox came equipped with OBP issues, but upon his reaching the Orioles, a pitcher had to throw four into the parking lot to pass him. As to his much-maligned catching, give him this much credit: he had no passed balls and just four wild pitches, about the same rate as Wieters and much better than Tatum's.
2010 An uninspiring walk rate and bad defense at every position has always overshadowed the fact that Fox can flat-out hit. But when Aramis Ramirez injured his shoulder in May and the Cubs' offense sputtered, the organization could no longer ignore Fox’s video-game Triple-A numbers, and gave him a shot. An instant fan favorite, the Indiana native raked (.311/.345/.592) through July before the league figured him out (.212/.280/.354) down the stretch, numbers bad enough to give one pause. He's an emergency-only option behind the plate, a leather liability in the outfield or at third, and he doesn’t really have enough bat for first base or DH. Rather than keep him as a four-corners reserve (or even five), the Cubs packaged him with Aaron Miles to the A's to clear roster space in December.
2009 Not exactly a prospect any more than he was ever really a catcher, Fox has bopped as the old-timer in younger men's leagues, and settled into playing first or left while the organization sorts out if he'll pan out into something more than a minor league slugger. The happy news is that he finished strong, slugging .707 in his last ~200 PA in Double-A. If the Cubs were in the DH league and this was 20 years ago, he'd make a neat platoon partner with Micah Hoffpauir, but they aren't and it isn't.
2008 Jake Fox's power is very real, but it is his only tool; he has no concept of the strike zone and a cumbersome body that tried and failed to take to catching. PECOTA is thinking in the right direction in terms of Garko, but that's really the best-case scenario. More likely, Fox will be useful to a team looking to conserve roster space that is willing to employ him as a lefty-mashing pinch-hitter and emergency catcher.
2007 A power surge in A-ball gave Fox a glimmer of prospect status. Until last year`s performance at Daytona, his numbers were consistently on the low side for a major league prospect. He has legitimate power but doesn`t get on base enough. His offense is more than adequate for a backup, but most teams prefer would prefer a better defender. Another year slugging better than .500 will do wonders in creating believers.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jake Fox will get 300+ at bats this year or has his ship already sailed so to speak?
(kcroyalsguy from outside)
Well, it would be nicer if he got his first at-bat before we project him for 300. He might get a few at-bats around the inevitable Derrek Lee DL stint. I don't know that it would be a good thing anyway, given the 10 walks he would draw against those 300 ABs.

Sorry for the momentarily slow responses. I'll be picking up again in a moment. (Steven Goldman)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team strato keeper league - who would rather have, Ruben Tejada or Jake Fox?
(goiter6 from MN)
I wouldn't be too excited about either of those guys, but I guess I'd take Tejada for position and upside. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you're sharp with pitching mechanics, what about swing mechanics? Jake Fox's swing looks like a bad golf swing.
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Nope, it's something I'd love to learn more about. If you ever saw my swing, you'd realize there's a lot of learning left to do. (Will Carroll)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Long time, CK. Can Jake Fox fake it enough to play 3B, or he essentially the everyday DH next year?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
I'm expecting he's more a DH than a third baseman, especially now that Cust's fallen into the "Somebody Else's Problem" field. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the A's don't dump Jack Cust, where do you see Jake Fox playing in Oakland? Can he fake it at 3B or does he just embarrass himself?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Jake Fox makes Cust look like a gold glove candidate at any position. He is, like Cust, a DH only. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on the Cubs' trade with the A's?
(db11cn from Talbott, Tennessee)
I like it for the A's. Jake Fox is the perfect DH. (John Perrotto)
2009-11-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see as potential candidates to fill the Cubs' outfield vacancy? Do see a need for a power/run-producer or speed/obp/defense type?
(Matt from Chicago)
Let's take a step back, b/c there really is no vacancy yet. The hope is still that they can trade Bradley for a decent everyday outfielder. If they can't, then maybe they go for one of the free agents -- can't you see the Cubs overpaying for Marlon Byrd? Who knows, if they have to release Bradley, maybe Jake Fox gets a shot, although that could be a disaster defensively... (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on the future for Sam Fuld and Jake Fox?
(Flynnbot from IL)
Fuld is just a guy, a decent fourth OF. Fox is valuable, enough bat to play third or catcher, almost enough glove to do either. I'd play him nearly every day somewhere given the age, injury and performance issues at the various spots. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Fox's bat thus far has looked pretty good, but the Cubs don't seem to have any confidence with him behind the plate, and the consensus seems to be that he's not much help anywhere else on the field. Is his bat good enough for him to settle in with an AL team at DH?
(Doug from Portland, OR)
I really don't know. I mean, there's no way the guy can catch, so give up on that right now. Still, five years from now, I could see him bouncing back between AAA and the big leagues with his fourth organization, becoming a decent established DH with someone -- not huge, but somewhat productive, or winning Japanese league HR titles. All of those are legitimate scenarios. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jake Fox a better prospect than people may think?
(Rob from Dallas)
I don't necessarily think so. I think he's more likely to win a home run title in Japan three years from now than be starting in the bigs. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sense that if Derrek Lee's neck / health problems persist we may see Jake Fox in Chicago soon?
(go-dills! from Chicago)
Possibly but Lou Piniella like Hoffpauir's bat and I think he would get first crack at first. (John Perrotto)


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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
2009 55 -1 -0.2 -21.4 34 -0.0 -0.0 -1.2 -0.2 -22.6
2010 1060 -22 -3.1 -20.7 577 -0.4 -0.1 -1.3 -3.3 -22.1
2011 534 -6 -0.7 -8.5 268 -0.4 -0.1 -2.8 -0.8 -11.3
total 1649 -28 -3.5 -14.7 879 -0.6 -0.2 -1.4 -3.6 -16.0

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