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John Hester C Phillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 232 .216 .294 .351 .240 -2.1
Birth Date9-14-1983
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age33 years, 2 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.12012
0.02013
2014
2015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 ARI 25 15 30 28 4 7 2 0 1 12 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .251 1.6 -2.7 -0.1
2010 ARI 26 38 106 95 9 20 7 0 2 33 11 32 0 0 0 7 1 0 .211 .292 .347 .236 1.6 -10.5 -0.9
2012 ANA 28 39 95 85 14 18 1 0 3 28 8 25 1 0 1 4 0 0 .212 .287 .329 .238 1.2 -11.3 -1.1
2013 ANA 29 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .624 0.4 -0.0 0.0
Career93232208284510067322641011510.216.294.351.2404.8-24.6-2.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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
2006 MSO Rk 56 227 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 79 320 .256 .263 .339 .412 .000 .305 99 -1.5 10.7 2.7 0.6 -4.3 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
2008 MOB AA 92 331 .251 .262 .341 .395 .000 .327 104 -3.3 9.8 4.6 2.4 -1.1 10.0 1.2 10.0 1.2
2009 ARI MLB 15 30 .251 .243 .321 .387 .000 .300 104 -0.3 0.9 0.4 -2.7 0.6 1.6 -0.1 1.6 -0.1
2009 RNO AAA 92 355 .290 .276 .351 .434 .000 .388 110 11.6 10.3 5 -16.6 1.8 28.7 1.2 28.7 1.2
2010 ARI MLB 38 106 .236 .255 .324 .400 .000 .295 94 -2.6 2.9 1.7 -10.5 -0.3 1.6 -0.9 1.6 -0.9
2010 RNO AAA 37 159 .333 .283 .357 .444 .000 .419 107 12.9 4.8 2.2 -18.7 0.7 20.6 0.2 20.6 0.2
2011 NOR AAA 82 310 .236 .258 .325 .398 .000 .325 94 -8.6 9.6 5.2 -27.0 -2.9 3.3 -2.3 3.3 -2.3
2011 RNO AAA 10 43 .240 .304 .376 .483 .000 .281 130 -1 1.3 0.8 -2.4 -0.7 0.5 -0.2 0.5 -0.2
2012 ANA MLB 39 95 .238 .262 .320 .420 .000 .263 102 -2.1 2.6 1.6 -11.3 -0.9 1.2 -1.1 1.2 -1.1
2012 NOR AAA 10 38 .287 .257 .332 .364 .000 .320 94 1.1 1.1 0.7 -1.2 -0.0 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2012 SLC AAA 26 105 .239 .266 .331 .412 .000 .288 102 -2.4 3.1 1.7 -6.9 -1.2 1.2 -0.6 1.2 -0.6
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 .624 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 89 0.3 0.0 0 -0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 SLC AAA 74 284 .242 .275 .343 .418 .000 .301 109 -5.5 8.2 4.1 -43.2 0.6 7.4 -3.7 7.4 -3.7
2014 SLC AAA 71 273 .247 .275 .342 .424 .000 .341 105 -4 8.2 4.3 -28.0 0.2 8.7 -1.9 8.7 -1.9
2015 REA AA 1 3 .022 .155 .212 .230 .000 .000 112 -0.7 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2015 LEH AAA 9 25 .278 .260 .317 .373 .000 .350 97 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.7 0.2 1.7 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
2006 MSO Rk 227 36 52 16 4 6 41 27 52 6 2 .271 .375 .490 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 VIS A+ 320 38 78 16 1 10 43 22 64 4 2 .263 .316 .424 .162 .256 7.5 0.6 0.8
2008 MOB AA 331 38 82 26 2 11 49 16 78 3 2 .268 .309 .474 .206 .251 10.0 2.4 1.2
2009 ARI MLB 30 4 7 2 0 1 4 2 7 0 0 .250 .300 .429 .179 .251 1.6 -2.7 -0.1
2009 RNO AAA 355 61 108 31 5 9 66 22 65 13 3 .328 .376 .535 .207 .290 28.7 -16.6 1.2
2010 ARI MLB 106 9 20 7 0 2 7 11 32 1 0 .211 .292 .347 .137 .236 1.6 -10.5 -0.9
2010 RNO AAA 159 34 51 12 4 7 29 16 26 2 4 .370 .446 .667 .297 .333 20.6 -18.7 0.2
2011 NOR AAA 310 22 70 10 0 5 25 27 74 0 3 .251 .324 .341 .090 .236 3.3 -27.0 -2.3
2011 RNO AAA 43 4 10 3 0 1 5 4 6 0 1 .263 .326 .421 .158 .240 0.5 -2.4 -0.2
2012 NOR AAA 38 7 9 4 0 1 1 3 8 0 0 .265 .342 .471 .206 .287 2.9 -1.2 0.2
2012 ANA MLB 95 14 18 1 0 3 4 8 25 0 0 .212 .287 .329 .118 .238 1.2 -11.3 -1.1
2012 SLC AAA 105 7 20 4 2 3 13 9 32 0 1 .217 .282 .402 .185 .239 1.2 -6.9 -0.6
2013 ANA MLB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .624 0.4 -0.0 0.0
2013 SLC AAA 284 40 60 13 1 8 29 27 75 3 1 .237 .307 .391 .154 .242 7.4 -43.2 -3.7
2014 SLC AAA 273 31 63 16 1 6 29 26 70 3 0 .261 .338 .411 .149 .247 8.7 -28.0 -1.9
2015 REA AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .022 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2015 LEH AAA 25 2 7 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .304 .333 .435 .130 .278 1.7 0.4 0.2

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2009 110 0.5727 0.4091 0.7556 0.5397 0.2340 0.8529 0.4545 0.2444 54 0.000679
2010 424 0.5283 0.4292 0.7527 0.5938 0.2450 0.8346 0.5306 0.2473 208 -0.000494
2012 411 0.5231 0.4282 0.7670 0.5907 0.2500 0.8583 0.5306 0.2330 202 0.000147
2013 9 0.6667 0.4444 0.7500 0.5000 0.3333 0.6667 1.0000 0.2500 5 -0.001486
Career9540.53250.42660.75920.58530.24670.84530.52630.2408185.7432-0.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-14 2014-05-31 Minors 17 0 - Groin - -
2014-03-08 2014-03-08 Camp 0 0 Left Hand Contusion - -
2009-02-23 2009-02-23 Camp 0 0 General Medical Illness Food Poisoning -
2007-06-08 2007-07-06 Minors 28 0 - Head Concussion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PHI $
2014 ANA $
2013 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 127 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 10/23/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2014. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 3/8/14. Refused assignment by LA Angels 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 4/12. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 4/22/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 5/11/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 3/21/11. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Arizona 4/30/11 (player to be named in 12/6/10 Mark Reynolds deal).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/28/09.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (13-387) (Stanford).

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.10.8out of baseballout of baseball0.40.11.3

Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Traveling is complicated enough without having to go through the waiver wire, so when backup catcher John Hester used up the last of his options, the Angels cast him aside for guys who could travel more lightly from Anaheim to Salt Lake and back.
2014 John Hester once mashed Triple-A pitching, believe it or not. That was way back in 2010. Since then, his best offensive contribution has been slugging .400 or so in the upper minors while serving as fourth catcher on the depth charts.
2013 Of the seven players who have caught for Scioscia in the past five years, John Hester has the third-best OPS+, but even this one-time Triple-A masher is a lousy bat now.
2011 John Hester is a career backup to the backup catcher, an interchangeable figure on practically every team. Nothing in his offensive or defensive skill set stands out, but his mere ability to crouch behind the plate will earn him playing time.
2010 John Hester's minor-league on-base rates were inflated by unsustainable BABIP marks, but he does possess gap power and the ability to serve as a backup backstop.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseHarry Pavlidis2014-03-03
Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher DefenseDan Brooks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Mixed-League Hitter ValuationMike Gianella2013-12-10
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-10
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-01
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-01
BP Unfiltered: Brett Lawrie Makes Friends Wherever He GoesSam Miller2012-07-02
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 26Larry Granillo2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Why Does Everybody Go Inside On Matt Holliday?R.J. Anderson2012-06-26
Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 3Larry Granillo2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Raising ArizonaBen Lindbergh2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Nice Change of PaceJohn Perrotto2010-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NLChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Captive, O Captive!Christina Kahrl2010-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Waivers Deadline DealingChristina Kahrl2009-08-31


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2007 afa 0 .000 0.0 2501 -.001 0.7 49 -.007 -.008 0.8 1.5 0.0
2008 aax 0 .000 0.0 3318 -.002 1.5 69 .004 -.010 0.3 1.8 0.0
2009 mlb 449 -.036 -2.7 319 .000 -0.0 6 -.006 .001 0.0 -2.7 0.0
2009 aaa 5944 -.018 -18.0 3665 -.000 0.2 70 -.004 .000 0.2 -17.5 0.0
2010 mlb 1908 -.029 -8.9 1198 .003 -0.9 21 .035 .005 -0.5 -10.3 0.0
2010 aaa 2310 -.046 -18.4 1452 .002 -0.7 24 .005 .001 -0.1 -19.2 0.0
2011 aaa 6230 -.026 -28.5 3567 .000 -0.1 56 .003 -.001 -0.1 -28.6 0.0
2012 mlb 1974 -.032 -9.5 1282 -.000 0.0 33 .064 .001 -1.3 -10.8 0.0
2012 aaa 2762 -.018 -8.5 1768 -.002 1.1 36 .007 -.000 -0.2 -7.6 0.0
2013 aaa 5443 -.041 -38.7 3431 .001 -0.5 60 .076 .000 -2.9 -42.2 0.0
2013 mlb 15 -.009 -0.0 8 .000 -0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2014 aaa 4893 -.032 -26.5 3066 -.001 0.5 59 .010 -.000 -0.4 -26.4 0.0
2015 aax 55 -.005 -0.0 27 -.000 0.0 1 .007 .000 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
2015 aaa 558 .004 0.3 341 -.000 0.0 9 .007 -.000 -0.0 0.3 0.0

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