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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date2-13-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02010
0.82011
-0.42012
0.22013
0.02014
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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
2009 FLO 25 14 12 11 5 3 1 0 1 7 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .325 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2010 FLO 26 26 83 77 6 16 6 1 2 30 6 26 0 0 0 6 0 0 .208 .265 .390 .226 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 FLO 27 64 144 130 19 30 9 0 5 54 11 39 0 0 3 16 0 0 .231 .291 .415 .263 6.5 0.8 0.8
2012 MIA 28 39 118 114 7 23 6 0 0 29 4 49 0 0 0 3 1 0 .202 .229 .254 .169 -5.3 1.4 -0.4
2013 KCA 29 5 18 18 2 5 3 0 1 11 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .278 .278 .611 .313 1.5 -0.0 0.2
2014 KCA 30 27 53 52 3 7 1 0 1 11 1 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 .135 .151 .212 .129 -5.0 -0.4 -0.6
Career175428402428426110142221331033110.209.252.353.217-0.82.20.1

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
2005 JAM A- 36 131 .265 .257 .334 .360 .259 .284 112 0.6 3.4 1.9 -1.2 -1.3 4.9 0.4 4.9 0.4
2006 GRB A 82 316 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ 17 75 .305 .268 .337 .399 .259 .389 101 3.9 2.3 1.2 0.2 0.2 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2007 CAR AA 74 295 .219 .258 .336 .397 .266 .276 97 -13.2 8.7 5.1 0.2 0.5 -6.7 -0.7 -6.7 -0.7
2008 CAR AA 54 194 .222 .268 .348 .405 .258 .271 107 -8 5.6 3 -0.1 -0.9 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2008 ABQ AAA 37 126 .226 .271 .340 .439 .258 .322 121 -4.7 3.8 2.3 0.0 1.2 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 14 12 .325 .277 .351 .491 .287 .333 97 0.8 0.3 0 -0.0 0.4 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2009 NWO AAA 90 353 .224 .268 .339 .402 .275 .286 86 -13.8 10.3 6.1 -0.7 0.9 5.1 0.4 5.1 0.4
2010 FLO MLB 26 83 .226 .259 .325 .401 .270 .286 92 -2.9 2.3 1.4 0.4 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 JUP A+ 7 27 .345 .260 .330 .383 .285 .214 82 2.5 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 NWO AAA 16 63 .208 .284 .346 .457 .268 .245 99 -3.7 1.9 1.2 0.4 0.8 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2011 FLO MLB 64 144 .263 .250 .316 .386 .259 .291 95 0.4 3.9 2.1 0.8 -0.5 6.5 0.8 6.5 0.8
2012 MIA MLB 39 118 .169 .248 .309 .393 .254 .354 94 -10.6 3.2 1.9 1.4 -0.0 -5.3 -0.4 -5.3 -0.4
2012 NWO AAA 16 63 .320 .265 .330 .405 .257 .419 101 4.2 1.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2013 KCA MLB 5 18 .313 .261 .328 .407 .272 .286 101 0.9 0.5 0.3 -0.0 0.1 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2013 OMA AAA 78 298 .273 .264 .335 .406 .267 .239 92 4.2 8.6 5.1 0.3 -1.1 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
2014 KCA MLB 27 53 .129 .250 .311 .380 .254 .154 102 -6.5 1.4 0.8 -0.4 -0.6 -5.0 -0.6 -5.0 -0.6
2014 OMA AAA 10 44 .294 .285 .358 .454 .279 .400 103 1.7 1.3 0.8 -0.2 0.1 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2

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
2005 JAM A- 131 11 28 6 1 1 12 12 21 3 3 .239 .315 .333 .094 .265 4.9 -1.2 0.4
2006 GRB A 316 39 68 13 1 9 38 29 61 4 3 .245 .324 .396 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CAR AA 295 22 64 16 0 3 31 18 51 2 0 .234 .280 .326 .092 .219 -6.7 0.2 -0.7
2007 JUP A+ 75 10 22 3 1 1 11 9 10 2 3 .338 .419 .462 .123 .305 9.1 0.2 0.9
2008 CAR AA 194 19 42 8 0 6 18 10 43 1 4 .232 .275 .376 .144 .222 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2008 ABQ AAA 126 21 34 3 1 5 17 4 23 1 1 .293 .328 .466 .172 .226 2.5 0.0 0.2
2009 FLO MLB 12 5 3 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .364 .325 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2009 NWO AAA 353 27 77 15 0 4 37 20 66 2 0 .240 .283 .324 .084 .224 5.1 -0.7 0.4
2010 NWO AAA 63 7 13 3 0 1 5 2 9 0 0 .220 .258 .322 .102 .208 -0.6 0.4 -0.0
2010 JUP A+ 27 6 5 1 0 2 7 4 7 0 0 .217 .333 .522 .304 .345 3.6 0.1 0.4
2010 FLO MLB 83 6 16 6 1 2 6 6 26 0 0 .208 .265 .390 .182 .226 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 FLO MLB 144 19 30 9 0 5 16 11 39 0 0 .231 .291 .415 .185 .263 6.5 0.8 0.8
2012 MIA MLB 118 7 23 6 0 0 3 4 49 1 0 .202 .229 .254 .053 .169 -5.3 1.4 -0.4
2012 NWO AAA 63 9 21 4 0 3 8 3 13 0 0 .356 .397 .576 .220 .320 5.7 0.0 0.6
2013 OMA AAA 298 39 64 15 1 17 44 17 64 2 0 .233 .279 .480 .247 .273 14.5 0.3 1.5
2013 KCA MLB 18 2 5 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 .278 .278 .611 .333 .313 1.5 -0.0 0.2
2014 OMA AAA 44 8 13 3 0 3 8 2 14 1 0 .310 .341 .595 .286 .294 2.6 -0.2 0.2
2014 KCA MLB 53 3 7 1 0 1 2 1 12 0 0 .135 .151 .212 .077 .129 -5.0 -0.4 -0.6

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 34 0.5882 0.5882 0.6000 0.5000 0.7143 0.9000 0.3000 0.4000
2010 300 0.5333 0.4966 0.6824 0.5688 0.4071 0.7912 0.5088 0.3176
2011 570 0.4842 0.4702 0.7575 0.5435 0.4014 0.8733 0.6102 0.2425
2012 444 0.5293 0.5079 0.7098 0.5872 0.4115 0.8333 0.5116 0.2857
2013 63 0.5714 0.6032 0.7895 0.7222 0.4444 0.9231 0.5000 0.2105
2014 157 0.6306 0.6051 0.7474 0.6364 0.5517 0.8254 0.5938 0.2421
Career15680.52680.50730.72650.57630.42890.8440.55010.2712

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-09-01 2010-10-04 DTD 33 31 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2010-07-21 2010-08-05 15-DL 15 14 Left Wrist Contusion -
2007-04-06 2007-04-17 Minors 11 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2006-09-02 2006-09-05 Minors 3 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-06 2006-05-03 Minors 27 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Fracture -
2006-03-02 2006-04-06 Camp 35 3 Left Wrist Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 KCA $630,000
2013 KCA $600,000
2012 MIA $480,000
2011 FLO $415,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,495,000
2011Current$630,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,125,000
4 yrTotal$2,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 17 dTWC Sports1 year/$0.63M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.63M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/10/14 (avoided arbitration). May earn additional $20,000 in performance bonuses. DFA by Kansas City 7/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2013). Signed by Kansas City 11/20/12 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 3/29/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 8/4/13. DFA by Kansas City 8/11/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Miami 11/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Florida 11/20/08.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (2s-79) (Nevada). Signed 6/05, $0.45M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .160 .205 .339 .192
11 vs R (Multi) .247 .278 .377 .227
18 Split (Multi) .087 .073 .038 .035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .125 .125 .500 .199
31 vs R (2013) .400 .400 .700 .373
38 Split (2013) .275 .275 .200 .174
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Articles

Brett Hayes is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: June in Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2014-07-02
Overthinking It: May in Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2014-06-04
Framing the Future: Catcher Framing Projections for 2014Harry Pavlidis2014-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-05
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 21Larry Granillo2011-09-22
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 19Larry Granillo2011-09-20
BP Unfiltered: In-season PECOTA updatesColin Wyers2011-06-06
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 5Larry Granillo2011-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Nyjer Morgan, EnigmaJohn Perrotto2011-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Unfiltered: BP: LABR ChampionsClay Davenport2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Braves, Marlins, MetsChristina Kahrl2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Utterly McLouthless in the Pursuit of ExcellenceChristina Kahrl2010-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Grab BagChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and ShortstopMichael Jong2010-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Pad SquaddingChristina Kahrl2010-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason Francisco Pena wouldn't be the Royals back-up catcher this year?
(hotstatrat from another world)
Brett Hayes exists? Not sure it matters much. Salvador Perez is going to catch a LOT of games. (Craig Goldstein)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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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
2010 1736 -44 -5.6 -22.4 1022 -0.5 -0.1 -0.8 -5.7 -23.3
2011 2674 -66 -7.6 -19.9 1494 -0.9 -0.2 -1.1 -7.8 -21.0
2012 2567 -49 -4.3 -11.8 1534 1.0 0.2 1.1 -4.1 -10.7
2013 399 -13 -1.6 -28.1 235 -0.1 -0.0 -0.8 -1.6 -28.9
2014 1087 -30 -4.6 -29.7 596 -0.7 -0.2 -2.1 -4.8 -31.8
total 8463 -200 -23.4 -19.4 4881 -1.7 -0.4 -0.6 -23.8 -20.0

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