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Portrait of Ruben Gotay

Ruben Gotay 3BRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 811 .255 .315 .371 .238 0
Birth Date12-25-1982
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
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 KCA 21 44 166 152 17 41 7 3 1 57 9 36 2 2 1 16 0 1 .270 .315 .375 .228 -0.6 -6.0 -0.7
2005 KCA 22 86 317 282 32 64 14 2 5 97 22 51 4 5 4 29 2 2 .227 .288 .344 .231 2.6 2.7 0.5
2007 NYN 24 98 211 190 25 56 12 0 4 80 16 42 1 1 3 24 3 3 .295 .351 .421 .263 5.4 -3.1 0.2
2008 ATL 25 88 117 102 10 24 5 0 2 35 13 32 0 0 2 8 1 1 .235 .322 .343 .227 0.0 -0.5 -0.0
Career31681172684185385122696016178107767.255.315.371.2387.3-7.00.0

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
2002 BUR A 133 603 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 134 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 44 166 .228 .270 .336 .438 .261 .342 102 -5.8 4.9 -0.2 -6.0 0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7
2004 WIC AA 106 476 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 86 317 .231 .270 .327 .428 .262 .255 104 -9.8 9.1 -0.5 2.7 3.8 2.6 0.5 2.6 0.5
2005 WIC AA 28 122 .279 .265 .330 .406 .256 .255 114 2.1 3.0 -0.2 -1.1 -0.4 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2006 NOR AAA 42 169 .271 .254 .318 .389 .255 .306 88 1.8 4.2 0 -3.8 -1.5 4.3 0.0 4.3 0.0
2006 OMA AAA 87 374 .244 .265 .333 .402 .261 .301 99 -6.1 10.6 -1 0.4 -0.0 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2007 NYN MLB 98 211 .263 .267 .332 .414 .256 .359 99 0.8 6.3 -0.1 -3.1 -0.3 5.4 0.2 5.4 0.2
2007 NWO AAA 23 98 .261 .265 .340 .409 .257 .288 103 0.1 2.9 0.1 -1.8 -1.0 1.3 -0.1 1.3 -0.1
2008 ATL MLB 88 117 .227 .255 .328 .400 .259 .324 97 -4.2 3.4 0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2008 RIC AAA 3 14 .237 .264 .336 .404 .281 .300 84 -0.2 0.3 0 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2009 RNO AAA 118 479 .298 .276 .349 .431 .277 .306 109 19.7 14.0 0.4 -3.8 -3.0 27.2 2.3 27.2 2.3
2010 MEM AAA 139 577 .294 .274 .345 .429 .265 .354 98 23.4 18.4 1 5.6 -0.7 38.2 4.2 38.2 4.2
2011 GWN AAA 72 279 .229 .258 .326 .395 .251 .281 95 -10.2 8.7 -0.6 -2.6 1.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3
2011 NWO AAA 62 239 .248 .278 .352 .433 .267 .279 92 -3.4 7.4 -0.9 -4.6 -0.5 4.2 -0.0 4.2 -0.0
2012 GWN AAA 57 213 .265 .251 .316 .385 .247 .300 101 1.1 6.3 0.7 -0.8 0.3 8.1 0.7 8.1 0.7
2012 LVG AAA 22 92 .277 .281 .345 .428 .271 .450 110 1.8 2.7 -0.1 1.7 1.1 5.3 0.7 5.3 0.7
2012 MAN Wnt 37 158 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFD AA 133 576 .274 .252 .320 .389 .259 .313 106 8.3 15.6 -0.6 -3.1 -1.0 23.0 2.1 21.6 2.0
2014 LOU AAA 136 585 .246 .262 .328 .396 .250 .304 107 -9.3 17.5 -2.1 -4.7 2.2 9.5 0.5 9.5 0.5

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
2002 BUR A 603 87 145 42 9 9 83 73 110 5 4 .285 .380 .456 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIL A+ 582 68 131 31 2 9 72 60 97 8 1 .261 .346 .384 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 166 17 41 7 3 1 16 9 36 0 1 .270 .315 .375 .105 .228 -0.6 -6.0 -0.7
2004 WIC AA 476 71 117 22 6 9 68 51 60 9 10 .289 .369 .440 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 317 32 64 14 2 5 29 22 51 2 2 .227 .288 .344 .117 .231 2.6 2.7 0.5
2005 WIC AA 122 22 27 8 0 3 15 12 13 0 2 .245 .320 .400 .155 .279 3.7 -1.1 0.3
2006 OMA AAA 374 45 89 16 2 9 43 26 67 7 1 .264 .320 .404 .139 .244 5.6 0.4 0.6
2006 NOR AAA 169 19 41 12 1 3 21 10 29 4 5 .266 .315 .416 .149 .271 4.3 -3.8 0.0
2007 NYN MLB 211 25 56 12 0 4 24 16 42 3 3 .295 .351 .421 .126 .263 5.4 -3.1 0.2
2007 NWO AAA 98 12 21 7 1 2 13 14 14 1 1 .256 .371 .439 .183 .261 1.3 -1.8 -0.1
2008 RIC AAA 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .250 .357 .250 .000 .237 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 117 10 24 5 0 2 8 13 32 1 1 .235 .322 .343 .108 .227 0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 RNO AAA 479 65 101 29 2 11 57 102 69 2 4 .272 .428 .450 .178 .298 27.2 -3.8 2.3
2010 MEM AAA 577 84 135 30 1 13 70 95 116 0 5 .285 .410 .436 .150 .294 38.2 5.6 4.2
2011 GWN AAA 279 28 62 4 2 3 25 28 36 6 3 .253 .325 .322 .069 .229 -0.1 -2.6 -0.3
2011 NWO AAA 239 30 49 8 1 6 22 29 45 5 1 .239 .342 .376 .137 .248 4.2 -4.6 -0.0
2012 GWN AAA 213 31 44 8 1 5 22 31 46 1 0 .243 .357 .381 .138 .265 8.1 -0.8 0.7
2012 MAN Wnt 158 16 40 10 2 0 20 22 17 0 2 .298 .401 .403 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LVG AAA 92 14 27 3 0 0 14 13 19 3 0 .346 .435 .385 .038 .277 5.3 1.7 0.7
2013 SFD AA 576 75 139 31 0 16 89 72 95 16 7 .279 .366 .438 .159 .274 21.6 -3.1 2.0
2014 LOU AAA 585 86 132 22 1 17 59 61 127 3 3 .255 .332 .400 .145 .246 9.5 -4.7 0.5

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
2008 532 0.5357 0.3936 0.7799 0.5228 0.2429 0.8121 0.7000 0.2153
Career5320.53570.39360.77990.52280.24290.81210.70.2153

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-08-17 2008-09-01 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-02 2007-03-28 Camp 26 0 Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 ATL $403,000
2006 SLN $340,500
2005 KCA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,059,500
3 yrTotal$1,059,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 170 dOctagon1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/14/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Toronto 6/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Florida as a free agent 12/2/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Florida. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 6/19/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/30/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/24/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2008). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08. Claimed by Atlanta off waivers from NY Mets 3/28/08. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). DFA by NY Mets, sent outright to Triple-A 2/07. Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3405M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Kansas City 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Kansas City 8/04.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2000 (31-914) (Indian Hills CC, Ia.).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, Care to share some of "your guys" for this season?
(Fred from Houston)
I've been including some of these in the pieces I've been writing for Rotowire, but off the top of my head...Trevor Cahill, Drew Stubbs, Alfredo Aceves, Rickie Weeks, Dexter Fowler, Chris Outfielder Young. Ruben Gotay if finds his way to the majors. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Kelly Johnson will do as the 2B for the D-Backs this year?
(Desert Fox from Phoenix)
Not as good as Ruben Gotay would have. Johnson's a capable player, essentially average when healthy. Better him than Augie Ojeda. He has limited upside. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven, big fan of your YES work, despite being a Mets fan. Jeff Keppinger is starting at short and batting second for the Reds today, while the Mets just released Ruben Gotay. This makes me sad. Has Willie Randolph inherited Torre's taste in lumpy bench-help, and isn't this a supernally bad idea in the NL? Also: Hrghle. Edwar Ramirez? Blix? Hee hee hee hee. Thanks!
(rtkimmerle from NJ)
Thank you for coming aboard despite your Mets-ness. I actually enjoy following the Mets too. No doubt sports talk radio hosts would call me a fraud for not hating the Mets as much as I like the Yankees, but I'm a baseball fan who enjoys the sport whatever the color of the uniforms, not an unthinking bigot. Anyway, I thought the Mets acted precipitously on Gotay, but I also accept that Gotay was over his head last year and that with pitcher-constricted rosters ("pitcher-creep?") you need your U-INF to be able to sub at short. What was odd about it was that Luis Castillo is in such poor shape.

...As I said of Scott Patterson, Edwar will get his chance down the line. I'm still trying to get a handle on how Girardi will handle his bullpen. That will give us a clue as to when... Blix! (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets need a good 5th starter. How about El Duque, Mike Pelfrey, Ruben Gotay, Marlon Anderson and Aaron Heilman for Ian Snell?
(Jay from Flushing)
That plus a ton of Famous Amos hot dogs still doesn't get you Snell, I suspect. Remember, it isn't Littlefield who's picking up the phone any more. (Christina Kahrl)


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