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Howie Kendrick 2BAngels

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2014 Projections (seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-12-1983
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.92010
2.42011
3.42012
2.02013
2.62014
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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
2006 ANA 22 72 283 267 25 76 21 1 4 111 9 44 4 3 0 30 6 0 .285 .314 .416 .257 10.1 -0.2 1.0
2007 ANA 23 88 353 338 55 109 24 2 5 152 9 61 4 1 1 39 5 4 .322 .347 .450 .269 16.8 7.2 2.4
2008 ANA 24 92 361 340 43 104 26 2 3 143 12 58 4 4 1 37 11 4 .306 .333 .421 .256 12.1 7.7 2.0
2009 ANA 25 105 400 374 61 109 21 3 10 166 20 71 4 0 2 61 11 4 .291 .334 .444 .272 16.5 3.4 2.0
2010 ANA 26 158 658 616 67 172 41 4 10 251 28 94 5 5 4 75 14 4 .279 .313 .407 .260 19.3 -10.4 0.9
2011 ANA 27 140 583 537 86 153 30 6 18 249 33 119 10 0 3 63 14 6 .285 .338 .464 .280 25.1 -2.3 2.4
2012 ANA 28 147 594 550 57 158 32 3 8 220 29 115 4 5 6 67 14 6 .287 .325 .400 .263 22.4 9.7 3.4
2013 ANA 29 122 513 478 55 142 21 4 13 210 23 89 6 3 3 54 6 3 .297 .335 .439 .290 19.9 -1.1 2.0
2014 ANA 30 21 97 88 12 26 4 0 2 36 7 16 2 0 0 12 3 2 .295 .361 .409 .285 4.3 -0.2 0.4
Career945384235884611049220257315381706674321204388433.292.330.429.269146.613.816.6

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
2003 PRO Rk 63 270 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .403 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CDR A 75 337 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .396 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 RCU A+ 63 304 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .422 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 46 204 .329 .265 .331 .412 .253 .356 116 9.9 3.9 -0.2 2.0 1.0 12.8 1.5 12.8 1.5
2006 ANA MLB 72 283 .257 .272 .337 .428 .256 .324 103 -0.9 8.5 -3.5 -0.2 0.5 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2006 SLC AAA 69 312 .340 .273 .347 .423 .267 .409 115 24.7 8.4 -0.5 4.2 2.6 36.3 4.0 36.3 4.0
2007 ANA MLB 88 353 .269 .276 .343 .434 .270 .381 101 3.3 10.5 -0.6 7.2 1.9 16.8 2.4 16.8 2.4
2007 RCU A+ 1 4 .180 .265 .313 .386 .257 .250 98 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 SLC AAA 13 54 .310 .279 .350 .431 .265 .316 110 2.9 1.6 -0.2 2.7 0.5 5.2 0.8 5.2 0.8
2008 ANA MLB 92 361 .256 .267 .333 .420 .263 .357 102 -1.6 10.4 -0.5 7.7 3.2 12.1 2.0 12.1 2.0
2008 RCU A+ 2 6 .884 .336 .398 .507 .317 .750 97 4.1 0.2 0 -0.1 0.6 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2008 SLC AAA 2 5 .141 .281 .358 .441 .252 .250 122 -0.7 0.2 0 0.0 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 ANA MLB 105 400 .272 .262 .329 .415 .256 .338 103 5.1 11.5 -0.9 3.4 1.0 16.5 2.0 16.5 2.0
2009 SLC AAA 20 87 .326 .274 .344 .439 .273 .391 106 5.8 2.4 -0.2 2.6 1.4 9.1 1.2 9.1 1.2
2010 ANA MLB 158 658 .260 .255 .321 .404 .257 .313 100 -0.1 18.1 -1.6 -10.4 -2.7 19.3 0.9 19.3 0.9
2011 ANA MLB 140 583 .280 .257 .318 .405 .260 .338 97 11.2 15.7 -1.9 -2.3 0.9 25.1 2.4 25.1 2.4
2012 ANA MLB 147 594 .263 .254 .316 .408 .261 .347 96 1.6 16.3 -0.8 9.7 3.8 22.4 3.4 22.4 3.4
2013 ANA MLB 122 513 .290 .254 .316 .401 .266 .340 97 14.8 13.5 -0.9 -1.1 -6.6 19.9 2.0 19.9 2.0
2014 ANA MLB 21 97 .285 .246 .307 .398 .264 .343 98 2.3 2.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4

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
2003 PRO Rk 270 65 86 20 3 3 36 24 28 8 3 .368 .434 .517 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CDR A 337 66 115 24 6 10 49 12 41 15 6 .367 .398 .578 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 204 35 65 20 2 7 42 6 20 12 4 .342 .384 .579 .237 .329 12.8 2.0 1.5
2005 RCU A+ 304 69 107 23 6 12 47 14 42 13 4 .384 .427 .638 .254 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ANA MLB 283 25 76 21 1 4 30 9 44 6 0 .285 .314 .416 .131 .257 10.1 -0.2 1.0
2006 SLC AAA 312 57 107 25 6 13 62 12 48 11 3 .369 .408 .631 .262 .340 36.3 4.2 4.0
2007 ANA MLB 353 55 109 24 2 5 39 9 61 5 4 .322 .347 .450 .127 .269 16.8 7.2 2.4
2007 SLC AAA 54 9 15 1 0 3 11 1 9 1 0 .300 .340 .500 .200 .310 5.2 2.7 0.8
2007 RCU A+ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .180 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2008 SLC AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .141 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2008 RCU A+ 6 3 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 .833 .833 1.833 1.000 .884 5.0 -0.1 0.5
2008 ANA MLB 361 43 104 26 2 3 37 12 58 11 4 .306 .333 .421 .115 .256 12.1 7.7 2.0
2009 SLC AAA 87 11 27 6 1 2 11 7 12 4 2 .346 .414 .526 .179 .326 9.1 2.6 1.2
2009 ANA MLB 400 61 109 21 3 10 61 20 71 11 4 .291 .334 .444 .152 .272 16.5 3.4 2.0
2010 ANA MLB 658 67 172 41 4 10 75 28 94 14 4 .279 .313 .407 .128 .260 19.3 -10.4 0.9
2011 ANA MLB 583 86 153 30 6 18 63 33 119 14 6 .285 .338 .464 .179 .280 25.1 -2.3 2.4
2012 ANA MLB 594 57 158 32 3 8 67 29 115 14 6 .287 .325 .400 .113 .263 22.4 9.7 3.4
2013 ANA MLB 513 55 142 21 4 13 54 23 89 6 3 .297 .335 .439 .142 .290 19.9 -1.1 2.0
2014 ANA MLB 97 12 26 4 0 2 12 7 16 3 2 .295 .361 .409 .114 .285 4.3 -0.2 0.4

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 1184 0.5211 0.5237 0.7609 0.6677 0.3651 0.8762 0.5314 0.2375
2009 1516 0.5059 0.4730 0.7978 0.6076 0.3351 0.9120 0.5857 0.2022
2010 2305 0.5184 0.4637 0.8340 0.5941 0.3207 0.9127 0.6770 0.1642
2011 2293 0.5286 0.4666 0.7951 0.6081 0.3071 0.8752 0.6175 0.2039
2012 2147 0.5165 0.5063 0.7967 0.6528 0.3497 0.8881 0.6143 0.2015
2013 1906 0.4780 0.5378 0.8020 0.6828 0.4050 0.8859 0.6725 0.1980
2014 337 0.4570 0.4777 0.8012 0.5974 0.3770 0.9457 0.6087 0.1988
Career116880.51030.49190.80130.63140.34510.89360.62450.1977

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-06 2013-09-10 15-DL 35 32 Left Knee Sprain Hyperextension - -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Date Is Estimated - -
2012-08-31 2012-09-01 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2011-09-28 2011-09-29 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2011-05-20 2011-06-04 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-09 2010-03-12 Camp 3 0 Right Arm Soreness -
2008-08-28 2008-09-24 15-DL 27 25 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-04-14 2008-05-30 15-DL 46 42 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-04-08 2008-04-12 DTD 4 3 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2007-07-08 2007-08-20 15-DL 43 36 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2007-04-18 2007-05-22 15-DL 34 31 Left Fingers Fracture Middle Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ANA $9,850,000
2014 ANA $9,700,000
2013 ANA $9,100,000
2012 ANA $4,850,000
2011 ANA $3,300,000
2010 ANA $1,750,000
2009 ANA $465,000
2008 ANA $432,500
2007 ANA $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$20,292,500
2011Current$9,700,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$29,992,500
1 yrFuture$9,850,000
9 yrTotal$39,842,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 91 dReynolds Sports Management4 years/$33.5M (2012-15)

Details
  • 4 years/$33.5M (2012-15). Signed extension with LA Angels 1/6/12 (avoided arbitration). $1.4M signing bonus (paid over life of deal). 12:$4.85M, 13:$9.1M, 14:$9.7M, 15:$9.85M. Limited no-trade protection allowing Kendrick to block deals to 15 clubs in 2012, 12 in 2013, six in 2014 and four in 2015.
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/19/10.
  • 1 year/$0.465M (2009). Re-signed 2/26/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4325M (2008). Re-signed 2/22/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 2/06.
  • Drafted 2002 (10-294).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .297 .346 .476 .306
11 vs R (Multi) .289 .325 .411 .272
18 Split (Multi) -.008 -.021 -.065 -.033
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .295 .353 .508 .324
31 vs R (2013) .298 .329 .416 .283
38 Split (2013) .003 -.024 -.092 -.040
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league (10 keepers, 12 players) I'm looking for a 2B that has some upside or could break out in 2014. The list of available players is pretty bleak, with guys like Murphy, Lowrie, Kendrick, Dozier, Walker, and Guerrero heading the list. Help me!
(Jake from California)
Yeah 2B is kind of bleh right in the middle Neil Walker and Howie Kendrick aren't bad options to be honest. I kind of like Howie to continue on producing in 2014.

Murphy gets a bad rep because of a few different reasons but he can help you in fantasy. Of the guys listed I'd probably go Kendrick Murphy Walker. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league I traded Robinson Cano for Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick, and the rights to Javier Baez. Crazy smart or crazy stupid?
(Paul from DC)
Hi Paul:

I like that trade for you a little bit, although a lot depends on what your needs are, whether or not you're on a competitive footing for 2014, and how deep your league is. In a really deep league, that's a great trade for you; in a shallower league it's close. I like Baez a lot so I think that if Pujols can put up "only" a 25 HR/90 RBI year that you still did the right thing here. I think Cano will be fine in Seattle, but that's still a good deal of value you're getting in return. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)NOT A QUESTION: BTW regarding the bunts for base hits ESPN ran an article about this in 2011 with some current players. Before looking at the article I guessed Erik Aybar and lo and behold he was number two behind Juan Pierre http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/16500/baseballs-bunting-fiends
(lipitorkid from OC, CA)
Good one, thanks! BTW, whether Erick Aybar or Howard Kendrick, I love whomever is hitting in the #2 spot in the Angels lineup this year, for fantasy purposes. Aybar had a big 2nd half last year, and Kendrick is having a HUGE spring -- even by his usual standards, even considering the caveats with spring numbers -- so either or both could take a big step forward this year. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Howie Kendrick - he is what he is or room for growth?
(Rob from Alaska)
I have to look a little deeper at him, because he seems like all the little progress he made has vanished. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would be your plan for the Angels over the next 6 months? Some young parts,some old parts, Texas ascendancy...
(JG from Princeton)
The Haren trade complicates my plan, which would have involved punting '11. It's such an odd roster, with enough talent to be a good, but not great, team now, and probably too good to start over with. On the other hand, how long do you keep running Howie Kendrick and Jeff Mathis out there before realizing it's now working?

You know what I wouldn't mind? Seeing them get back to max defense, which is what made their best teams so good. They won't have a good offense anyway, so see if you can put a +40 defense on the field. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team, points, H2H, Keeper (8) Should I hold Granderson in hopes he starts scoring for me, or is a trade for Kelly Johnson or Howie Kendrick a good return from here on? Thanks.
(gorillamonsoon from Fresno, Cal.)
Granderson had a poor April, but he's hit .308/.378/.564 since coming back from injury. Both sample sizes are ridiculously small, but there's no reason to panic yet. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Very deep league. M. Izturis or Callaspo?
(kcshankd from Lawrence, KS)
As a player, I like Maicer more, but I fear there will be playing time issues amongst He, Aybar and Howie Kendrick, which may limit his value in a league. With that in mind, the differences between the two are fairly minute so consider my answer the very vanilla "Either would be a fine addition to your squadron." (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)When will Mike Scioscia commit to Howie Kendrick? He is the Dusty Baker of the AL, in love with middling infielders. Good thing Neifi Perez is gone.
(Tom from Chicago)
Problem is that while Kendrick was failing to grab hold of the job, Maicer Izturis became quite a little player, especially from the left side of the plate. I'm not sure I can go after Scioscia for playing Izturis. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ken, congrats! I was wondering what you thought of once monster prospects Kelly Johnson and Howie Kendrick, and whether or not we should still have hope for them or see them as being "are what they are."
(James from NJ)
They're both, what, 26? 27? A late peak for either of them isn't out of the question, and Johnson has been good before this year's crater, but I think dreams of superstardom for either of them are pretty much gone. (Ken Funck)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the your last unfiltered spot - it really helped clarify some thing for me. My question is in reference to a potential sim league (Diamond Mind) transaction but am curious as to your thoughts for the sake of MLB. Howie Kendrick for Jon Sanchez. Who gets the better end of this deal for the rest of the year? Rest of the player's careers?
(JM from Tucson)
Let me ask you this... if Sanchez didn't throw a no-hitter, would there be this hype? Bud Smith and Anibal Sanchez have also thrown no-hitters. Sanchez has talent but I really do fear his career takes the Oliver Perez route instead of the Matt Cain route. I'd need to know more about the league, like who you have in the infield and your staff but I do want to impart not to overrate Sanchez because he threw a no-hitter. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat) At what point do you ascribe significance to 1st half/2nd half splits (thinking Cano, LaRoche, etc), beyond mere coincidence? Who are some players you think will perform far better in the 2nd half than they did the 1st?
(Drew from Ohio)
I don't, basically. As far as second-half improvers this year, give me B.J. Upton, Howie Kendrick and John Lackey. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, thanks for your great work and the chat. What is your prognosis for my Angels this season? Time to send Kendrick and Aybar down and bring up Sean Rodriguez and Brandon Wood?
(Dennis from Monterey Park, CA)
I'd say the Howie Kendrick party is over, and while I don't think much of Rodriguez, the time to see what Wood can do is long overdue. Seriously, I think he and Jeff Clement are drinking from the same jug of bad organizational karma.

Three more questions. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of upside are we Cub fans looking at in Vitters? How excited should I be?
(nb from IL)
You should be excited. I wrote this while he was still in high school, but I think it still fits -- he reminds me of a more physical Howie Kendrick. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)This cake is great. It's so delicious and moist... by the way, Josh Vitters is attempting to tie the NWL record with a 26 game hitting streak today. How is he not getting talked about?
(GLaDOS from Aperture Science)
He's a stud, he can really hit. There, how's that? Seriously though, and I said this before he was drafted. You know who Vitters kind of reminds me of? Howie Kendrick with a little more pop. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)No question, just...Howie Kendrick!
(squintsp34 from Chicago)
Rocks. He's just fun to watch at the plate. Is it wrong to like that? Is this sabermetrics' answer to forbidden fruit? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does Josh Vitters compare to Braun/Gamel defensively(3B)? Is "average" his defensive ceiling? As a Cubs fan, it's really exciting to see him hit the ball well, but he doesn't walk that much. Does that say something about his eye, or is it common for the younger players to be overly aggressive and develop more patience later on? It seems that being more selective can only help you. (Follow up: Do the guys in Seattle teach their players not to walk? It's ridiculous!!!)
(Matt from Cube Farm)
I do think he'll be a solid but unspectacular defensive third baseman, which is WAY more than Braun or Gamel -- those guys are both in the lawn ornament category over there. Don't worry about the walks -- there is no guarantee that they will come, but he's one of those guys who does need to learn how to lay off some pitches, because in high school, he could hit anything, anywhere. The one guy he might remind me most of offensively might be, as strange as this sounds, Howie Kendrick. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will- In your injury database have you ever looked at differences in injury occurance and recovery by race. I'm not sure there would be any significant information there, but I'm curious if you've looked.
(SC from Philadelphia)
You know, I don't even have a field for that. (Colin Meloy doing a live acoustic version of "Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect") Off the top of my head, I'm going to say no, but I get the sense that people are looking for any explanation on Howie Kendrick. I don't know, maybe it's worth a look. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who comes back first, Howie Kendrick or Vernon Wells? (I've been offered Wells for Kendrick and I may take the deal)
(kimi from portsmouth)
Kendrick by a long shot. You won't see him making the Angels' pick at the Draft. (Will Carroll)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What happened to Howie Kendrick in your 2B rankings? Not too keen on a big year, I guess?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
PECOTA had too negative an outlook for me to move him up as much as was necessary. I'm a fan, but not enough to bump him that far. PECOTA has him down for .286/.320/.438 with 60 R, 63 RBI, 9 SB and 12 HR. I like Pedroia better than that, since he's in a more productive lineup.

I'm not sure if PECOTA has something specific it doesn't like about Kendrick this year, or if it's just not a fan of guys who depend on average as much as he does in general. That's the kind of thing I'll have to keep an eye on this season in order to improve upon next year's rankings. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Josh Vitters's ceiling? Any comparable young major leaguers right now? What do you imagine the line for his peak season being?
(Matt from Saint Paul)
Howie Kendrick with a little more juice? It's a weird one, but the combination of great plate converage, tons of contact ability and good power brings that to mind. (Kevin Goldstein)


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