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Portrait of Hernan Iribarren

Hernan Iribarren 2BReds

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .253 3 28 19 7 .238 0.4
Birth Date6-29-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.42014
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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
2008 MIL 24 12 15 14 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .158 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2009 MIL 25 12 14 13 1 3 2 0 0 5 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .286 .385 .224 0.1 0.1 0.0
Career24292725300828000200.185.241.296.190-0.80.2-0.1

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
2004 BLT A 15 73 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .480 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WVA A 126 560 .271 .254 .335 .384 .256 .346 100 6.2 15.7 -0.9 7.0 1.7 22.5 2.8 22.5 2.8
2006 BRV A+ 108 455 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 HUN AA 124 542 .293 .259 .335 .389 .263 .377 94 20.9 17.2 -1 -6.7 2.1 38.0 3.2 38.0 3.2
2008 MIL MLB 12 15 .158 .257 .313 .405 .249 .182 97 -1.6 0.4 0 0.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 NAS AAA 99 397 .231 .278 .349 .445 .260 .328 104 -13.1 12.3 -1.8 -0.5 2.2 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2009 MIL MLB 12 14 .224 .274 .329 .443 .268 .375 95 -0.5 0.4 0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 NAS AAA 105 421 .293 .274 .343 .412 .280 .359 85 14.8 12.2 -0.6 2.0 1.9 30.9 3.2 30.9 3.2
2010 OKL AAA 128 523 .244 .273 .343 .427 .262 .310 103 -9.7 16.5 -2.5 17.0 0.1 6.1 2.2 6.1 2.2
2012 CSP AAA 111 436 .268 .277 .339 .430 .265 .350 108 4 13.0 -0.7 -2.8 3.7 19.1 1.6 19.1 1.6
2012 LAR Wnt 34 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CSP AAA 84 286 .259 .271 .338 .408 .265 .362 109 -0.2 8.2 -1 -2.8 -0.1 7.6 0.5 7.6 0.5
2014 LOU AAA 99 284 .213 .258 .326 .391 .248 .275 107 -15.1 8.4 -0.1 4.8 0.4 -7.5 -0.3 -7.7 -0.3

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
2004 BLT A 73 12 25 6 5 1 10 5 16 1 0 .373 .417 .657 .284 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WVA A 560 72 141 15 8 4 48 51 99 38 15 .290 .355 .379 .088 .271 22.5 7.0 2.8
2006 BRV A+ 455 50 127 12 4 2 50 39 57 19 15 .319 .372 .384 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 HUN AA 542 72 147 23 12 4 53 44 109 18 16 .307 .358 .430 .123 .293 38.0 -6.7 3.2
2008 MIL MLB 15 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .143 .200 .214 .071 .158 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2008 NAS AAA 397 47 100 17 3 0 30 28 61 19 8 .277 .327 .341 .064 .231 4.7 -0.5 0.4
2009 MIL MLB 14 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .231 .286 .385 .154 .224 0.1 0.1 0.0
2009 NAS AAA 421 46 118 19 5 3 54 28 63 13 7 .311 .359 .412 .100 .293 30.9 2.0 3.2
2010 OKL AAA 523 62 128 23 2 8 70 41 79 10 5 .275 .331 .385 .110 .244 6.1 17.0 2.2
2012 CSP AAA 436 62 115 18 4 1 40 42 59 20 3 .302 .368 .378 .076 .268 19.1 -2.8 1.6
2012 LAR Wnt 124 25 35 5 3 1 9 17 14 2 3 .340 .433 .476 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CSP AAA 286 33 79 12 3 2 32 23 43 9 3 .312 .367 .407 .095 .259 7.6 -2.8 0.5
2014 LOU AAA 284 29 58 9 2 1 20 27 45 1 1 .233 .304 .297 .064 .213 -7.7 4.8 -0.3

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 48 0.5000 0.5208 0.8800 0.6667 0.3750 0.8125 1.0000 0.1200
2009 67 0.4328 0.5075 0.6471 0.7586 0.3158 0.7727 0.4167 0.3529
Career1150.46080.51310.74430.72020.34050.78930.66020.2557

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-03-26 - Minors - - Face Laceration Baseball Bat -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 49 d2011

Details
  • 2011
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/26/09. Claimed off waivers from Milwaukee 3/13/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/24/10.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed 1/29/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 1/06.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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 59 137 23 3 6 48 42 94 17 4 .299 .356 .404 .278 24.0 2B 3, CF 0 2.8
80o 492 54 125 21 3 6 44 38 93 15 4 .282 .338 .382 .264 16.3 2B 3, CF 0 1.9
70o 476 50 116 20 3 5 41 36 92 14 4 .270 .324 .365 .253 11.0 2B 3, CF 0 1.4
60o 463 48 109 18 3 5 39 33 91 13 3 .260 .313 .352 .245 6.8 2B 3, CF 0 0.9
50o 450 45 103 17 3 5 37 31 89 12 3 .251 .303 .339 .237 3.1 2B 3, CF 0 0.5
40o 437 42 95 16 2 4 35 29 88 12 3 .242 .292 .326 .228 -0.4 2B 3, CF 0 0.1
30o 424 40 89 15 2 4 33 27 87 11 3 .232 .281 .313 .220 -4.0 2B 3, CF 0 -0.3
20o 408 37 83 14 2 4 30 25 85 10 3 .220 .268 .297 .209 -7.9 2B 2, CF 0 -0.7
10o 385 33 72 12 2 3 27 22 83 9 2 .204 .250 .275 .195 -12.7 2B 2, CF 0 -1.2
Weighted Mean456461061835383290133.255.308.345.2404.82B 3, CF 00.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 5% 2% 5% 10%

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
20153125025549122018517.241.299.319.229-0.2-2.20.40.714.9-18.30.7
20163225025539122019516.239.299.318.229-0.2-2.70.30.714.9-18.60.7
201733297286210122222636.231.291.301.223-0.6-6.30.20.714.9-22.20.9
201834291286110122221615.232.292.302.222-0.7-7.00.00.614.9-22.60.9
20193562559131233447461339.231.292.302.221-0.6-7.4-0.41.114.9-23.01.9
20203661759130223446461318.232.293.302.222-0.6-7.4-0.80.914.9-22.41.8
20213760455121223344431356.222.281.291.214-1.2-12.8-1.00.714.9-27.51.8
20223860754119203241441384.216.276.274.207-1.7-17.3-1.20.614.9-31.61.8
20233962359127203548411373.224.278.297.215-1.2-12.7-1.40.414.9-26.61.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Joey Hammond 2008 .000 DNP
2 88 Jason Bowers 2008 .000 DNP
3 88 Brooks Badeaux 2007 .000 DNP
4 87 Javier Colina 2009 .000 DNP
5 87 Luis Maza 2010 .000 DNP
6 87 Andy Cannizaro 2009 .000 DNP
7 86 Chris Basak 2009 .000 DNP
8 86 Edgar Gonzalez 2008 .253
9 85 Ray Olmedo 2011 .000 DNP
10 84 Derek Wathan 2007 .000 DNP
11 83 Eddy Garabito 2007 .000 DNP
12 83 J.J. Furmaniak 2010 .000 DNP
13 82 Josh Labandeira 2009 .000 DNP
14 82 Ramon Nivar 2010 .000 DNP
15 81 Tomas De La Rosa 2008 .000 DNP
16 81 Zach Sorensen 2007 .000 DNP
17 81 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
18 81 Ronnie Merrill 2009 .000 DNP
19 81 Jermaine Clark 2007 .000 DNP
20 80 Jesus Merchan 2011 .000 DNP
21 80 Chris Roberson 2010 .000 DNP
22 80 Sergio Garcia 2010 .000 DNP
23 80 Kevin Reese 2008 .000 DNP
24 80 Rich Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
25 79 Buck Coats 2012 .000 DNP
26 79 Adam Stern 2010 -.054
27 79 Irving Falu 2013 .199
28 79 Ed Rogers 2009 .000 DNP
29 79 Justin Christian 2010 .000 DNP
30 79 Peter Bergeron 2008 .000 DNP
31 79 Anderson Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
32 79 Michael Spidale 2012 .000 DNP
33 79 Edwin Maysonet 2012 .238
34 79 Russ Adams 2011 .000 DNP
35 79 Neil Sellers 2012 .000 DNP
36 78 Vinny Rottino 2010 .000 DNP
37 78 Mike McCoy 2011 .221
38 78 Brian Barden 2011 .000 DNP
39 78 Kevin Howard 2011 .000 DNP
40 77 Napoleon Calzado 2007 .000 DNP
41 77 Tommy Watkins 2010 .000 DNP
42 77 Ramon Castro 2010 .000 DNP
43 77 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
44 77 Nick Alvarez 2007 .000 DNP
45 77 Todd Donovan 2009 .000 DNP
46 77 Chris Barnwell 2009 .000 DNP
47 77 Craig Stansberry 2012 .000 DNP
48 77 Henry Mateo 2007 .000 DNP
49 76 Joe Thurston 2010 .000 DNP
50 76 John Gall 2008 .000 DNP
51 76 Anthony Seratelli 2013 .000 DNP
52 76 Carlos Leon 2010 .000 DNP
53 76 Brad Coon 2013 .000 DNP
54 76 Jason Alfaro 2008 .000 DNP
55 76 Marshall McDougall 2009 .000 DNP
56 76 Aaron Mathews 2012 .000 DNP
57 75 Eric Riggs 2007 .000 DNP
58 75 Cody Clark 2012 .000 DNP
59 75 Wilson Valdez 2008 .000 DNP
60 75 Ryan Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
61 75 Brent Abernathy 2008 .000 DNP
62 75 Tommy Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
63 75 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
64 75 Drew Niles 2007 .000 DNP
65 75 Juan Melo 2007 .000 DNP
66 75 Luis Bolivar 2011 .000 DNP
67 75 Luis Rivas 2010 .000 DNP
68 75 Royce Huffman 2007 .000 DNP
69 75 Reid Gorecki 2011 .000 DNP
70 75 Blake Lalli 2013 .082
71 75 Max St. Pierre 2010 .190
72 75 Dan Dement 2008 .000 DNP
73 75 Scott Beerer 2013 .000 DNP
74 75 Mike Vento 2008 .000 DNP
75 74 Jarrett Hoffpauir 2013 .000 DNP
76 74 Eugenio Velez 2012 .000 DNP
77 74 Manny Mayorson 2013 .000 DNP
78 74 Rodney Nye 2007 .000 DNP
79 74 Gil Velazquez 2010 .000 DNP
80 74 Danny Sandoval 2009 .000 DNP
81 74 Jeff Frazier 2013 .000 DNP
82 74 Noah Hall 2007 .000 DNP
83 74 John Raburn 2009 .000 DNP
84 74 Brent Butler 2008 .000 DNP
85 74 Ed Lucas 2012 .000 DNP
86 74 Jay Caligiuri 2010 .000 DNP
87 74 Rico Washington 2008 .194
88 74 Victor Mercedes 2009 .000 DNP
89 74 Josh Barfield 2013 .000 DNP
90 74 Michel Hernandez 2009 .201
91 74 Bo Hart 2007 .000 DNP
92 74 Adam Fox 2012 .000 DNP
93 74 Jesus Feliciano 2009 .000 DNP
94 73 Tommy Manzella 2013 .000 DNP
95 73 Doug Bernier 2010 .000 DNP
96 73 Drew Locke 2013 .000 DNP
97 73 Gookie Dawkins 2009 .000 DNP
98 73 Brian Peterson 2009 .000 DNP
99 73 Devin Ivany 2013 .000 DNP
100 73 Drew Sutton 2013 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Iribarren continues to slap singles by the boatload in the PCL, but his ability to make contact might be his best and only skill. There simply isn't a ton of demand for utility players who can’t play shortstop or center well, or hit for power, or steal bases successfully (Iribarren's stolen 50 bases against 31 times caught in Double- and Triple-A). There are groups for people who like to watch others stroke singles; maybe one's managing a team and will take a shine to Iribarren.
2009 After hitting a combined .323/.382/.436 during his first four minor league seasons, this Venezuelan speedster struggled upon reaching Triple-A. While he’s got quick wrists and excellent contact skills, his shortages of both power and plate discipline (and given his generally poor stolen-base percentages, may we also suggest a new term, poor speed discipline?) became glaringly apparent in the hitter-friendly PCL; his offensive impact is almost entirely predicated on a high batting average. The combination of his defensive shortcomings and the Brewers’ crowded middle infield led the Brewers to test him in the outfield, more as a warm-up for a utility role than as an eventual destination; he certainly can’t hit well enough for an outfield corner. Since Escobar has the inside track on cracking the big club’s middle infield, Iribarren will likely have to settle for honing his wares in Nashville again.
2008 "Second-base prospect" is, almost by definition, an oxymoron. The players who fit that description are generally not athletic enough for shortstop and not good enough at the plate to carry a corner position. Even carrying that stigma, this undrafted free agent out of Venezuela has had a decent go stateside, hitting .323/.382/.436 in four minor-league seasons. As that line suggests, Iribarren is a quick-wristed contact hitter who doesn't have much power or plate discipline. He has speed, but as those caught-stealing numbers attest, little idea of how to use it. Iribarren is blocked by Rickie Weeks, but the incumbent's fragility and defensive shortcomings leave the door ajar.
2007 A singles-smacking light hitter with particularly quick wrists, Iribarren isn`t exactly mounting a threat to Rickie Weeks, though if Weeks keeps his Iron Glove on display in 2007, Iribarren`s speed`n D and singles package might become that much more attractive. He has good speed, but however impressive his stolen base total, his success rate is anything but; successfully stealing 56% of the time is simply unsustainable as a tactic. The Brewers are still hoping he fills out a bit and starts hitting the ball with some authority. Iribarren is trying to cooperate: he served a six-game suspension after getting caught using a corked bat.
2006 Labeled a prospect because the Brewers have so few of them, but Iribarren might yet work out. In some ways he`s the prototypical second baseman: scrappy, solid rep with the glove, plus a good spray-hitting stroke. He has shown signs of being able to pull the ball and he`ll need to develop that pop to have a job--with Weeks on hand there won`t be an opening at second base for the next five years or so.
2005 If it weren't for Callix Crabbe, he'd have the best name in the organization. With a name that conjures up images of conquering warlords, Iribarren isn't the intimidating presence you might expect, but he had few problems claiming the Arizona League as his personal kingdom. Complex Leagues have been known to create prospects out of suspects thanks to a low level of competition, but Iribarren is better than the Chris Tritle types. He has solid skills across the board and superior bat control, making him a perfect fit at the top of a batting order. The Brewers will promote him aggressively, and if all goes well, he could finish the season in Double-A. By far the best hitting prospect in the lower levels of the system.

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The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us WrongBaseball Prospectus2012-02-07
Future Shock: Friday Fun: Minor League Update for July 29... 2006?Kevin Goldstein2011-07-29
Purpose Pitches: Day Seven in Cactus CountryChristina Kahrl2011-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tough CutsChristina Kahrl2010-03-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
Fantasy Beat: Depth Chart/PFM UpdateClay Davenport2010-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Expanding and ContractingChristina Kahrl2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCamp Battles: NL CentralChristina Kahrl2010-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The King's Coffers and Assorted Wee DealsChristina Kahrl2010-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2009-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Venezuelan Winter League PreviewKevin Goldstein2009-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Friday FrenzyChristina Kahrl2009-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: The Milwaukee MassacreChristina Kahrl2009-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brew'd-up ReunionChristina Kahrl2009-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted National League MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2009-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second BasemenNate Silver2008-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Hot StartsKevin Goldstein2008-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Brewers Pitching FolliesChristina Kahrl2008-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Clearing the DecksDan Fox2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Brewers Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second Base ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2006-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 7/18/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Position Breakdown: Second BasemenKevin Goldstein2006-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 5/31/06Kevin Goldstein2006-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Central RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2006-04-07
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17


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