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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-12-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72010
-0.02011
0.42012
-0.32013
0.02014
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 CIN 25 38 89 80 5 15 2 0 1 20 7 18 2 0 0 6 0 0 .188 .270 .250 .193 -2.7 2.4 -0.0
2009 CIN 26 90 292 256 36 54 21 0 1 78 26 40 5 0 5 16 2 0 .211 .296 .305 .211 -2.2 8.1 0.6
2010 CIN 27 82 228 200 23 52 10 0 5 77 22 30 2 1 3 25 1 3 .260 .338 .385 .268 9.6 -3.0 0.7
2011 CIN 28 114 366 336 27 72 14 1 0 88 18 46 4 5 3 23 3 2 .214 .259 .262 .205 -5.2 4.8 -0.0
2012 ATL 29 55 186 167 18 31 6 1 0 39 17 30 2 0 0 9 1 0 .186 .269 .234 .198 -2.1 5.8 0.4
2013 ATL 30 52 45 41 7 7 2 0 0 9 3 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 .171 .222 .220 .159 -2.5 0.1 -0.3
Career43112061080116231552731193175157118175.214.284.288.215-5.018.31.4

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 BIL Rk 66 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DYT A 55 254 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DYT A 26 108 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 91 393 .280 .261 .331 .387 .258 .286 101 7.5 9.9 3.9 6.4 -0.4 23.3 2.9 23.3 2.9
2006 CHT AA 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHT AA 88 391 .244 .259 .331 .391 .262 .285 102 -6.5 11.3 4.1 6.5 -1.4 5.3 1.2 5.3 1.2
2007 LOU AAA 55 227 .210 .255 .327 .381 .252 .233 97 -12.1 6.5 3 0.2 -1.0 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2008 CIN MLB 38 89 .193 .254 .327 .397 .259 .230 96 -6.4 2.6 1.2 2.4 -0.6 -2.7 -0.0 -2.7 -0.0
2008 LOU AAA 92 365 .248 .262 .328 .409 .263 .292 94 -5 11.0 4.9 -2.9 0.7 12.3 0.9 12.3 0.9
2009 CIN MLB 90 292 .211 .266 .335 .423 .267 .247 97 -15.4 8.4 3.9 8.1 2.0 1.3 1.0 -2.2 0.6
2010 CIN MLB 82 228 .268 .256 .323 .402 .269 .283 97 1.8 6.3 2.5 -3.0 -1.3 9.6 0.7 9.6 0.7
2011 CIN MLB 114 366 .205 .254 .317 .396 .261 .244 102 -19.7 9.9 4.1 4.8 -0.2 -5.2 -0.0 -5.2 -0.0
2011 LOU AAA 13 53 .272 .240 .318 .366 .242 .256 94 0.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.7 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2012 ATL MLB 55 186 .198 .253 .315 .397 .260 .226 98 -11.5 5.1 2.3 5.8 1.1 -2.1 0.4 -2.1 0.4
2012 LOU AAA 49 194 .256 .259 .330 .401 .258 .259 106 -1 5.8 2.3 -3.8 1.7 9.7 0.6 9.7 0.6
2013 ATL MLB 52 45 .159 .250 .311 .367 .251 .226 99 -4.3 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2013 GWN AAA 41 152 .204 .258 .328 .389 .256 .269 102 -9.2 4.4 2 2.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.1 -3.2 -0.1
2014 CSP AAA 67 226 .198 .263 .329 .403 .260 .276 105 -16 6.8 1.5 -1.6 -0.3 -6.5 -0.8 -6.5 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 46 172 .269 .278 .341 .436 .268 .346 101 1.8 5.2 2.2 0.7 -1.6 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0

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 BIL Rk 263 39 54 11 0 2 22 45 45 7 3 .263 .397 .346 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DYT A 254 30 51 10 2 5 29 29 38 5 2 .245 .340 .385 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 393 53 93 17 2 9 55 38 39 8 2 .278 .355 .421 .143 .280 23.3 6.4 2.9
2006 CHT AA 16 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .267 .312 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DYT A 108 19 39 6 0 5 18 7 10 0 0 .398 .443 .612 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHT AA 391 46 79 21 2 1 20 50 54 10 3 .244 .356 .330 .086 .244 5.3 6.5 1.2
2007 LOU AAA 227 20 44 8 1 3 19 14 31 2 0 .221 .265 .317 .095 .210 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
2008 CIN MLB 89 5 15 2 0 1 6 7 18 0 0 .188 .270 .250 .062 .193 -2.7 2.4 -0.0
2008 LOU AAA 365 45 80 20 1 7 42 26 71 2 0 .252 .317 .387 .135 .248 12.3 -2.9 0.9
2009 CIN MLB 292 36 54 21 0 1 16 26 40 2 0 .211 .296 .305 .094 .211 -2.2 8.1 0.6
2010 CIN MLB 228 23 52 10 0 5 25 22 30 1 3 .260 .338 .385 .125 .268 9.6 -3.0 0.7
2011 LOU AAA 53 9 11 2 0 1 3 7 4 1 0 .256 .377 .372 .116 .272 3.5 0.2 0.4
2011 CIN MLB 366 27 72 14 1 0 23 18 46 3 2 .214 .259 .262 .048 .205 -5.2 4.8 -0.0
2012 LOU AAA 194 27 40 12 1 4 11 20 26 0 1 .237 .332 .391 .154 .256 9.7 -3.8 0.6
2012 ATL MLB 186 18 31 6 1 0 9 17 30 1 0 .186 .269 .234 .048 .198 -2.1 5.8 0.4
2013 GWN AAA 152 11 28 5 0 0 12 13 32 0 0 .207 .285 .244 .037 .204 -3.2 2.2 -0.1
2013 ATL MLB 45 7 7 2 0 0 2 3 11 0 0 .171 .222 .220 .049 .159 -2.5 0.1 -0.3
2014 CSP AAA 226 18 49 9 1 1 19 13 35 1 2 .234 .284 .301 .067 .198 -6.5 -1.6 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 172 17 48 11 1 2 17 15 18 0 3 .314 .375 .438 .124 .269 9.7 0.7 1.0

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 340 0.5235 0.4882 0.8012 0.6742 0.2840 0.8750 0.6087 0.1988
2009 1117 0.5479 0.4749 0.8698 0.6732 0.2337 0.8956 0.7797 0.1283
2010 812 0.5554 0.4433 0.8750 0.5898 0.2604 0.9248 0.7340 0.1222
2011 1350 0.5444 0.4896 0.8652 0.6667 0.2764 0.9286 0.6824 0.1288
2012 732 0.5505 0.4495 0.8845 0.6576 0.1945 0.9358 0.6719 0.1155
2013 173 0.5723 0.4566 0.7722 0.6566 0.1892 0.8308 0.5000 0.2278
Career45240.54770.46980.86290.65320.2470.91320.70150.1344

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-04 2013-10-04 DTD 0 0 - Fracture Weight Lifting - -
2013-03-22 2013-05-10 15-DL 49 34 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-10-08 2012-10-08 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-09-19 2012-10-05 DTD 16 13 Left Shoulder Dislocation - -
2012-04-29 2012-06-14 Minors 46 43 Left Wrist Fracture HBP - -
2011-08-17 2011-08-17 DTD 0 0 - Foot Soreness - -
2011-05-07 2011-05-11 DTD 4 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2005-06-06 2005-09-06 Minors 92 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-08

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 COL $
2013 ATL $725,000
2012 CIN $850,000
2011 CIN $437,500
2010 CIN $412,500
2009 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,825,000
5 yrTotal$2,825,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 115 dMoye Sports1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 7/1/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/4/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 11/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 games. Award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, MVP, WS MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cincinnati 7/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07. Re-signed 1/29/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (5-138). $0.21M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .187 .268 .229 .205
11 vs R (Multi) .207 .266 .273 .198
18 Split (Multi) .021 -.002 .044 -.006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 .154 .000 .122
31 vs R (2013) .226 .250 .290 .172
38 Split (2013) .226 .096 .290 .050
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time for the Reds to bring up Zach Cozart and see if he's a legit MLB shortstop?
(Bob from Seattle)
Yes, that day is coming. I like Paul Janish, and his glove has kept his awful bat above water, if only just barely, but the Reds can do better. Cozart is now hitting .332/.376/.508 in his second crack at Triple-A. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the local Reds bloggers are infatuated with SS Paul Janish. Sure, he's following the Over the Hill Gang (O. Cabrera, A. Gonzalez, R. Clayton etc)but can his glove carry hit bat? What line to you project at the dish for Paulie?
(Willie from Cincinnati)
Offensively, he's a non-option outside of deep NL-only fantasy leagues. Whether or not his glove can overcome his bat in "real baseball" is up to Dusty Baker, and to be fair, they do have a good enough offensive core that they can probably live with him hitting 8th. I'd love to see Todd Frazier get a shot, though, before they just give in and accept Janish. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: Walt Jocketty was smart to avoid the inefficient middle of the FA market and add complimentary pieces at budget friendly prices? Was it enough?
(RMR from Chicago)
I kind of buy that. I guess there was no reality in which they were going to bid on Carl Crawford, someone who would have been a nice fit in place of the Jonny Gomes/Chris Heisey/Fred Lewish mash-up that is now slated for left field. Edgar Renteria makes me nervous, the kind of guy Dusty Baker could lead off/give far too much playing time to. Not that I thought Paul Janish was the answer, but I was very curious what Zack Cozart might do at some point this year. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul Janish at short is fine with me defensively, but offensively I hope they can do better. Do you think Jockety will stick with him or go in another direction. What would you do? It seems like their biggest weakness, and a big opportunity to improve, would you agree?
(mwball75 from Cincy, OH)
Not sure what Jocketty will do, but if it were me Id look for an upgrade over Janish. If the Twins non-tender Hardy Id look there first, since his glove is still top-notch and I still believe he can produce more at the plate than he has the last two seasons. On the other hand, the Reds need some on-base at the top of the order (whether Dusty knows that or not). Maybe I could pry Scutaro loose from the Red Sox, since he at least gives the possibility of a reasonable on-base percentage and you dont take too big a hit in the field. (Ken Funck)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to get a handle on the Reds' signing of Cabrera. How much value, if any, does durability add to a player like that? That is, theoretically being able to pencil him in for 150+ games.
(Scott from DC)
He's good defensively -- or at least that's his reputation. I still don't have a defensive stat I trust (or understand) that I'll hang something on. Durability is huge for the Reds. I'm beginning to wonder if that section of the GAP is cursed. A whole ton of injuries there over the past couple years. Cabrera's better than Paul Janish and not that expensive, so a nice little signing for Jocketty, I think. (Will Carroll)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK - Love it! Any prospects that you have unexplained affinities for?
(iorg34 from Minny)
Todd Frazier, because the bat will play. I find myself hoping Zack Cozart gets taken seriously, given that Paul Janish isn't really a solution, and I'm interested in how Tommy Manzella pans out. It's hard not to like Scott Sizemore and Alex Avila for the Tigers. I'm interested in seeing how Jose Ceda's comeback goes. I think this is the year for Brandon Wood, or at least I hope so. I root for Hank Conger. I'm more fond of Ian Desmond and Shairon Martis than probably makes sense. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneDear Dusty Baker,

Do you want your team to score more runs? Move Phillips and Cabrera down in the order and put guys who can get on base in those spots. Actually, replacing Cabrera with Paul Janish would be a good idea, too. And are you familiar with a player named Ryan Hannigan? He should be in the lineup, hitting leadoff or second. As Joe Morgan might say, "He's not fast, but he's an intelligent baserunner." (David Laurila)
 

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