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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 2835 .245 .302 .422 .257 11.3
Birth Date10-21-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight210 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
2003 SDN 23 20 70 65 8 14 4 1 2 26 4 19 1 0 0 6 0 1 .215 .271 .400 .211 -1.2 -0.5 -0.2
2004 SDN 24 139 554 484 67 132 31 4 15 216 53 94 8 8 1 65 4 2 .273 .349 .446 .275 36.8 1.9 3.8
2005 SDN 25 121 476 436 51 109 30 2 15 188 25 93 6 6 3 70 5 0 .250 .296 .431 .259 19.9 -3.1 1.7
2006 SDN 26 121 460 412 56 101 26 2 15 176 39 87 7 2 0 55 5 1 .245 .320 .427 .262 19.9 6.0 2.5
2007 SDN 27 153 659 611 89 155 44 3 27 286 32 128 5 11 0 97 4 0 .254 .291 .468 .272 39.2 -2.4 3.6
2008 SDN 28 105 423 389 30 83 15 2 10 132 22 100 5 7 0 35 5 1 .213 .260 .339 .226 0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 SLN 29 77 193 170 21 34 7 0 6 59 15 35 3 3 2 24 2 1 .200 .272 .347 .223 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
Career736283525673226281571490108319055635376352256.245.302.422.257114.20.611.3

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 EUG A- 10 45 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LEL A+ 46 201 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 20 70 .211 .252 .319 .404 .250 .273 96 -3.7 1.8 0.9 -0.5 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2003 MOB AA 59 248 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 76 355 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 139 554 .275 .269 .337 .433 .265 .305 93 9.3 16.5 7.6 1.9 1.9 36.8 3.8 36.8 3.8
2005 SDN MLB 121 476 .259 .264 .330 .418 .261 .281 93 -0.6 13.7 6.3 -3.1 1.9 19.9 1.7 19.9 1.7
2005 LEL A+ 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .545 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SDN MLB 121 460 .262 .270 .336 .433 .266 .276 86 1.2 13.9 6.4 6.0 -0.2 19.9 2.5 19.9 2.5
2007 SDN MLB 153 659 .272 .269 .334 .427 .260 .274 89 8.8 19.6 9 -2.4 1.3 39.2 3.6 39.2 3.6
2008 SDN MLB 105 423 .226 .264 .328 .418 .261 .255 88 -15.5 12.2 5.6 -1.3 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2009 SLN MLB 77 193 .223 .261 .332 .421 .264 .212 92 -7.6 5.6 1.7 -0.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2009 SFD AA 3 14 .168 .273 .342 .401 .254 .111 121 -1.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2009 MEM AAA 15 57 .412 .270 .345 .403 .285 .319 79 9.4 1.7 0.5 0.6 -0.5 11.2 1.2 11.2 1.2

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 LEL A+ 201 33 58 9 1 9 32 12 33 0 0 .317 .372 .525 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 EUG A- 45 5 10 1 0 0 6 5 6 0 0 .270 .400 .297 .027 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 355 42 92 19 0 10 47 20 52 5 4 .288 .351 .442 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MOB AA 248 20 63 17 2 3 20 16 55 2 3 .275 .328 .406 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 70 8 14 4 1 2 6 4 19 0 1 .215 .271 .400 .185 .211 -1.2 -0.5 -0.2
2004 SDN MLB 554 67 132 31 4 15 65 53 94 4 2 .273 .349 .446 .174 .275 36.8 1.9 3.8
2005 LEL A+ 15 4 6 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 .500 .600 .583 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SDN MLB 476 51 109 30 2 15 70 25 93 5 0 .250 .296 .431 .181 .259 19.9 -3.1 1.7
2006 SDN MLB 460 56 101 26 2 15 55 39 87 5 1 .245 .320 .427 .182 .262 19.9 6.0 2.5
2007 SDN MLB 659 89 155 44 3 27 97 32 128 4 0 .254 .291 .468 .214 .272 39.2 -2.4 3.6
2008 SDN MLB 423 30 83 15 2 10 35 22 100 5 1 .213 .260 .339 .126 .226 0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 MEM AAA 57 9 19 3 0 4 10 2 4 0 0 .345 .368 .618 .273 .412 11.2 0.6 1.2
2009 SLN MLB 193 21 34 7 0 6 24 15 35 2 1 .200 .272 .347 .147 .223 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2009 SFD AA 14 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .357 .214 .168 -0.6 0.2 -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
2008 1542 0.5182 0.5026 0.7600 0.6421 0.3526 0.8441 0.5954 0.2400
2009 719 0.5174 0.4798 0.7703 0.6210 0.3256 0.8658 0.5752 0.2297
Career22610.51790.49530.76330.63540.3440.8510.5890.2367

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-06-29 2009-08-02 15-DL 34 30 General Medical Mood Disorder Social Anxiety -
2009-06-21 2009-06-21 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion HBP -
2009-05-28 2009-06-18 15-DL 21 19 General Medical Mood Disorder Social Anxiety -
2009-05-19 2009-05-20 DTD 1 1 General Medical Mood Disorder Anxiety Disorder -
2009-05-01 2009-05-02 DTD 1 1 Right Forearm Soreness -
2009-04-29 2009-04-30 DTD 1 1 Right Forearm Soreness -
2008-07-31 2008-09-29 15-DL 60 53 Left Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal -
2008-07-20 2008-07-21 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2008-05-04 2008-05-06 DTD 2 1 Irritation -
2007-06-04 2007-06-08 DTD 4 3 Right Upper Arm Soreness -
2006-08-18 2006-09-03 15-DL 16 14 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2006-08-06 2006-08-11 DTD 5 4 Left Fingers Soreness Middle Finger -
2006-08-04 2006-08-05 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2006-07-02 2006-07-04 DTD 2 1 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2005-09-25 2005-09-26 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball Off Shin -
2005-08-15 2005-08-30 15-DL 15 13 Right Fracture Foul Ball Big Toe -
2005-04-17 2005-05-09 15-DL 22 21 Right Fingers Fracture HBP on Ring Finger -
2004-09-15 2004-09-24 DTD 9 8 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2004-07-22 2004-07-24 DTD 2 2 Left Lower Leg Contusion HBP on Shin -
2003-09-22 2003-09-25 DTD 3 3 Hip Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 SLN $6,500,000
2008 SDN $4,500,000
2007 SDN $2,250,000
2006 SDN $405,000
2005 SDN $355,000
2004 SDN $300,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$14,310,500
6 yrTotal$14,310,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 27 dMike Milchin SFX1 year/$0.5M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2010). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/11/10. Roster and performance bonuses. Texas voided contract 2/25/10.
  • 2 years/$11M (2008-09). Signed extension with San Diego 2/12/08 (avoided arbitration, $4.9M-$4M). 08:$4.5M, 09:$6.5M. 2009 salary may increase based on 2008 PAs ($0.125M each for 525, 550, 600, 625 PAs). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/4/08.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2007). Re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 550, 575, 600 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2006).
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2005).
  • 1 year/$0.3005M (2004).
  • Drafted by San Diego 2002 (1-13) (Clemson). $1.5M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)One would certainly think that a career as a psychotherapist, and an avocation as a Cubs fan, might cause you certain ... internal conflicts. :-) More seriously, do you have any plans to do anything on an "inside a baseball player's head" theme? Zack Greinke, Khalil Greene, etc., would suggest that as a fertile field of inquiry.
(Bill from New Mexico)
I've thought about it, although frankly, it's a little bit ethically weird for me. People have a right to their privacy, and while I can tell you what the diagnostic criteria are for social anxiety disorder are, I don't want to dig too deep into people's personal lives. (Russell A. Carleton)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the benefit of hindsight, and the usual caveats that the post season is basically a crapshoot, how do you think the Cardinals' decision to trade half of their farm system for possible rentals worked out? Did they get enough value from Holliday and DeRosa (we will not speak of Khalil Greene...) to justify the depletion of the farm?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I think it's important not to overstate the penalty of what was a sensible aggressiveness in trying to win now. Chris Carpenter was healthy, after all, and how often does that happen? Then, to take the less-charitable view of what they dealt, what is it that they really gave up? If Brett Wallace winds up a first baseman, he was only a bargaining chip for them, and Mortensen and Peterson won't be franchise-breaking deletions from the nest. To get DeRosa, they gave up two live relief arms, yes, but relievers aren't exactly the most reliable commodities. I guess I'm just not quite sure why this is seen as a huge setback--there's a lot of doubt about Wallace's ability to play third, and the rest of the packages involved the kinds of guys good organizations have on hand to employ or trade, as needed. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the Holliday/DiRosa answer; now a followup. Will Khalil Greene ever be able to find major-league employment again? What kind of team might/should be willing to take a chance on him after this year?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Historically, baseball hasn't been kind to the men who struggle with their own demons, whether we want to talk about Alex Johnson or Dontrelle Willis or Tony Horton. Will someone take a chance on Greene? Yes, somebody will; shortstops who hit for power don't grow on trees, and somebody's going to want to see if he can do one or both things ever again. But you can bet that whatever offers he gets this winter are going to be after a few interviews and evaluations, and will probably involve some unique provisions. My hope is that he beats this, and simply plays. Well or badly, I hope he simply gets to play, and leave on his own terms at some distant point in the future. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any insights into the Khalil Greene situation? Without naming names, have you ever done interviews with players who looked like they were on the verge of a Greene-like meltdown? Is it something that an observer can see coming?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Interesting question. I almost interviewed Greene during spring training, only to opt for Ryan Ludwick and Todd Wellemyer instead -- this was for a BPR show.

I interviewed Milton Bradley last summer, also for a BPR, and while he was very thoughtful and pleasant in that interaction, he obviosly has the reputation of being volatile when provoked -- unfortunately, provoking is a hobby of a small handful of attention-seeking scribes. Hey, ballplayers are people. You have your good days and bad days, and sometimes life deals you a troubling hand that lasts weeks, months, or longer. Fortunately, teams employ people to help out when that happens. (David Laurila)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What one move would put an NL Central team in the driver's seat? Was De Rosa enough? I still hold out hope that the Reds are going to get a bat, but I suspect I'm kidding myself.
(jromero from seattle)
I think the division is the Cardinals' to win, even with the twin wild cards of sorting out what they'll get from Troy Glaus and Khalil Greene this season. If the answer is 'nothing,' that's where I begin to wonder if the Brewers won't take a chance and add a starting pitcher. That said, if they entertain offers from Alcides Escobar, here's hoping that they get a hurler under contract through at least 2010. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will - you are the choosen mediator by a long shot so please help! Who blinks first - Rasmus for Reyes (NYM)? Realize it would never happen - thanks for your help.
(Nick from NYC)
What am I mediating? The Mets wouldn't consider this one. I'd think the Cardinals would have to, given their OF depth and that Khalil Greene isn't exactly lighting things up. There's about ten players, max, that I would even consider dealing Reyes for, straight up. (Will Carroll)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I drafted Brandon Wood and Rickie Weeks in my Scoresheet continuing league with my last two picks. Should I draft a backup shortstop (Khalil Greene) or a backup 2B (Orlando Hudson) next?
(bothedog from The desert)
Yes, please do that. The last questions we had referring to those two players were answered uneasily.

I have to run to work in a few everyone, so let's hit the lightning round. (Marc Normandin)
2009-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your outlook for Desmond Jennings and Reid Brignac? And say hey to Margaret
(jnewfry from Chicago)
I'm willing to give Jennings a bit of a mulligan for 08 due to the injuries, and while the numbers don't overwhelm, some scouts who saw him in the Arizona Fall League said his tools stuck out like a sore thumb, so I'm still very high on him. Brignac is just weird at this point for me. The bat has not come with him at the upper levels, but at the same time, he's gone from a guy that some wondered would be able to stay at short, to a guy that gets really good defensive reviews. So now he's a plus defender with power but low on-base skills? Khalil Greene? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)There's 100,000 IQ points in my front office. We've been lukewarm on Khalil Greene for a couple of years. How did we not sell high on him after 2007? More generally, how does such a smart front office oversee such a disastrous season? Shouldn't there have been better plans for mitigating the problems?
(Sandy Alderson from SanDi Ego)
There aren't a ton of shortstop options out there, and it was pretty obvious the Padres were going to be in an extremely uncomfortable place (What...like the back of a Volkswagen?) during the '08 and '09 seasons, so I think they were hoping he'd keep it up, and/or not keeping it up would not have hurt him that much. Let's remember that Greene isn't exactly loved by the rest of the league, either, and was mostly talked about in San Diego for being good. Tough to sell on someone no one else wants. (Marc Normandin)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Why don't the Padres look to deal Khalil Greene to the Dodgers?
(Eric the Midget from Flying-in-Balloons)
I think it's the old thing where they don't want to trade within their own division. It does make sense. (John Perrotto)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to understand why scouts can't see Posey developing into a 25Hr plus guy? Isn't he performing at a really high level in a pretty competitive ACC?
(Justin from Burbank)
Because college stats don't mean much more than high school ones? He's performing riduclously well in a very nice park, but scouts don't see all of the power translating in the pros. If you are looking for a good example of this, go look up Khalil Greene's numbers at Clemson. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)If your point with Khalil Greene is that the power hasn't transferred, well, last year he hit 27 homers while playing in the worst hitters park in the league. I'd say the power translated pretty well. Of course, the average and walks and not striking out haven't translated, but that was a big problem for him every year at Clemson except his senior one.
(Ben from San Diego)
Excellent point! I picked the wrong guy. Go look up Jeremey Cleveland now (he went to UNC) and report back to me. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far has Khalil Greene's stock fallen? Do you see him picking his game back up?
(Matt from San Fran)
It seemed like he made a conscious effort to trade contact for power last year. It worked in 2007--he had basically the same value as he had in '06--but it's eating his BA this year. He'll bounce back some, but he's still basically Kevin Elster. And I liked Kevin Elster. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why am I falling under the radar for a top 5 pick? I hit for average and power, will most likely stick at short, and destroyed the Cape Cod League last year. Someone is going to get a steal with me, no?
(Gordon Beckham from Athens, Georgia)
key phrase -- "most likely will stick at short". That's really the most optimistic thing there is. There's a lot of funk to what he does, he's not especially fluid. I think he's kinda like Khalil Greene offensively, and Jed Lowrie defensively. Is that a top five pick for you? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)christina what's going on with jj hardy? he's been pretty mediocre since this point last year. his numbers suggest that he's not overmatched at the plate, but his power has completely disappeared. thanks!
(bobby from ann arbor)
I think it's a matter of too-high expectations. He's a perfectly fine starting shortstop with decent power, but he isn't going to be among the league's very best. I think we need to accept that "the trinity" of the '90s was an anomaly, and that a world in which we have merely very good players at shortstop--like Khalil Greene, or Hardy, or Yunel Escobar--populate most rosters. It still beats having to see Johnny LeMaster play. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Padres offense was fourth best last season in the NL on the road. What happened? It can't just be Mike Cameron. How soon before SD blows it all up and starts over.
(dcoonce from bloomington indiana)
Well, it wasn't just Cameron, there just isn't a lot of star potential there. Remember, they're still committed to Giles, who has a limited upside at this point. Bard's not got a lot of sock. They let Bradley go away (understandably, perhaps) and learned the obvious, that Hairston doesn't cut it. Kouzmanoff's obviously very streaky, and that comes with bad as well as good. Khalil Greene doesn't get on base. Iguchi is a declining commodity. It's not *that* surprising. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Tulowitzki. Is he going to turn it around? If I can get him for James Shields, should I? My current SS is Khalil Greene and it's a 16 team league.
(ted from cannot reveal my location)
No! James Shields is the man. Seriously. Isn't Ryan Theriot available? That's who I picked up to stop the Khalil pain. I like Tulo plenty, but he didn't hit on the road last year, and if he doesn't this year then you have someone useful for 81 games, some of which he's already tanked in. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Im not sure if a fantasy question is up your alley, but im in a 5x5 head to head 12 team mixed league and am lacking in pitching, i have offered Joe Nathan J.J. Hardy, and Joey Votto(1b and OF eligiable), along with either Khalil Greene or Mike Napoli (Soto is my starter) for Chris Young, Derek Jeter, and Kosuke Fukudome; would this deal be beneficial to me?
(Keith from Naugatuck, CT)
It's been a long time since I played in a 5x5 league, but I guess I would have to see who you have at the positions you're giving up in order to be able to fully answer your question. It sounds OK, but I would have to know more.

Having said that, making deals in fantasy is part of the fun. All ofyou: Roll the dice! Get on the phone! Play Trader Lane in the privacy of your tool shed. You're there to have fun. (Jim Baker)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)So you can't live with Khalil Greene at SS if it lets you draft better elsewhere?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
oops

forgot khalil, nice catch Tony. Must be that whole park thing on my mind. (Mike Siano)
2008-01-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Has there been any type of in depth analysis of Khalil Greene's defensive prowess? In San Diego he is considered a defensive whiz...even most of the national media refer to him as a plus defender, but the stats seem to suggest otherwise. I guess, like Jeter, it pays to have a flashy move.
(danagonistes from CS)
This is a question submitted over on my blog by "Bogart in P Towne" but thought I would address it here. ----- That's also a bit of an interesting topic. For the record I have Greene at: 2003 +0 (very small sample) 2004 +9 2005 +1 2006 +10 2007 +16 …which compares pretty favorably with UZR 2003 -1 (very small sample) 2004 +10 2005 +3 2006 +7 2007 +6 (half season) And so based on these I would consider him a "plus defender" (I don't have the Plus/Minus numbers handy but certainly that system rates him lower than SFR and UZR). FRAA, however, has him at… 2003 -1 2004 -7 2005 -12 2006 +5 2007 -8 I'm not sure what's going on here but given that SFR and UZR are largely in agreement and my own observation I would consider him a plus defender. I'd be interested in what others think however. (Dan Fox)


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