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Portrait of Steven Lerud

Steven Lerud C Braves

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .195 3 22 20 0 .214 -0.1
Birth Date10-13-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.12012
-0.12013
-0.12014
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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
2012 PHI 27 3 10 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .114 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2013 PHI 28 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .015 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
Career9151512000206000000.133.133.133.081-2.2-0.0-0.2

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 WPT A- 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HIC A 25 87 .130 .265 .348 .401 .275 .098 93 -11.3 2.4 0.1 0.1 -0.9 -8.2 -0.8 -8.2 -0.8
2005 WPT A- 10 34 .120 .274 .353 .365 .280 .176 90 -4.9 1.0 0.6 -0.2 0.3 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2006 HIC A 117 446 .265 .253 .332 .372 .262 .349 103 1.7 10.0 4.1 -1.6 -5.2 14.2 1.3 14.2 1.3
2007 LYN A+ 84 328 .216 .259 .336 .391 .257 .245 107 -16.1 9.8 5.5 1.8 -4.7 -0.6 0.1 -0.6 0.1
2008 LYN A+ 67 273 .271 .255 .328 .392 .258 .323 105 3.1 8.0 3.4 -0.6 1.2 14.3 1.4 14.3 1.4
2008 ALT AA 47 163 .230 .260 .335 .402 .256 .297 102 -5.4 4.8 2.8 1.4 -0.1 3.7 0.5 3.7 0.5
2009 ALT AA 95 363 .248 .254 .327 .381 .260 .273 98 -4.5 10.0 5.9 -1.0 -3.1 7.6 0.7 7.6 0.7
2010 BOW AA 49 179 .242 .264 .342 .404 .264 .248 106 -3.2 4.9 2.1 -0.8 0.2 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2010 NOR AAA 9 28 .198 .262 .337 .415 .255 .133 99 -2 0.9 0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2011 BOW AA 73 262 .230 .263 .332 .404 .278 .277 83 -8.8 7.7 2.6 -0.3 -0.8 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 PHI MLB 3 10 .114 .249 .313 .383 .251 .250 100 -1.4 0.3 0.2 -0.0 -0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 REA AA 35 120 .246 .268 .332 .397 .263 .358 103 -1.8 3.3 1.7 0.1 -2.1 1.9 0.2 1.8 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 23 64 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 6 5 .015 .265 .323 .393 .260 .000 103 -1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2013 LEH AAA 61 219 .249 .262 .326 .394 .255 .283 101 -2.6 6.2 3.7 -1.2 -1.1 8.9 0.8 8.9 0.8
2014 GWN AAA 60 200 .265 .264 .331 .401 .254 .316 107 1.1 6.0 3.5 0.1 1.0 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1

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 WPT A- 34 2 7 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 1 .241 .353 .241 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WPT A- 34 3 4 0 0 1 2 2 14 0 0 .125 .176 .219 .094 .120 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2
2005 HIC A 87 6 7 2 2 2 13 4 27 0 1 .087 .151 .237 .150 .130 -8.2 0.1 -0.8
2006 HIC A 446 45 94 28 0 12 57 40 146 4 3 .239 .330 .402 .163 .265 14.2 -1.6 1.3
2007 LYN A+ 328 27 58 17 1 4 31 31 63 3 2 .202 .300 .310 .108 .216 -0.6 1.8 0.1
2008 ALT AA 163 17 34 7 0 4 18 14 42 1 0 .233 .302 .363 .130 .230 3.7 1.4 0.5
2008 LYN A+ 273 36 60 14 0 8 40 26 65 1 1 .256 .351 .419 .162 .271 14.3 -0.6 1.4
2009 ALT AA 363 31 73 17 0 4 26 38 53 2 1 .240 .338 .336 .095 .248 7.6 -1.0 0.7
2010 BOW AA 179 18 31 7 1 6 14 18 47 0 0 .203 .313 .379 .176 .242 4.7 -0.8 0.4
2010 NOR AAA 28 2 2 1 0 0 2 7 6 0 0 .095 .321 .143 .048 .198 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2011 BOW AA 262 25 44 8 1 5 30 20 86 0 1 .193 .268 .303 .110 .230 3.3 -0.3 0.3
2012 REA AA 120 7 24 7 0 0 7 13 35 0 1 .235 .350 .304 .069 .246 1.8 0.1 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt 64 5 11 1 0 1 5 6 14 0 0 .211 .349 .288 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .114 -1.0 -0.0 -0.1
2013 LEH AAA 219 20 39 8 0 3 21 35 50 1 0 .217 .353 .311 .094 .249 8.9 -1.2 0.8
2013 PHI MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .015 -1.2 -0.0 -0.1
2014 GWN AAA 200 23 41 9 1 4 19 28 43 1 0 .250 .376 .390 .140 .265 10.9 0.1 1.1

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
2012 33 0.6364 0.6061 0.8000 0.6190 0.5833 0.7692 0.8571 0.2000
2013 27 0.5926 0.5556 0.6667 0.7500 0.2727 0.7500 0.3333 0.3333
Career600.61670.58340.740.6780.44350.76060.62140.26

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-23 2009-08-04 Minors 12 0 Head Concussion -
2008-08-21 2008-08-29 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 60 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/11/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Philadelphia 6/9/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/9/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 8/24/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/20/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/6/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Kansas City 3/27/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/20/08. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/09. Sent outright to Double-A 11/6/09.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2003 (3-75) (Galena HS, Reno, Nev.). $0.5125M signing bonus.

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 518 53 107 22 1 8 48 58 149 1 0 .241 .336 .350 .258 13.0 C -1, 1B 0 1.3
80o 495 48 96 20 1 7 44 52 147 1 0 .225 .317 .326 .243 5.2 C -1, 1B 0 0.4
70o 478 44 89 18 1 7 41 48 145 1 0 .214 .302 .310 .232 0.1 C -1, 1B 0 -0.1
60o 464 41 83 17 1 6 38 45 143 1 0 .204 .290 .296 .223 -4.1 C -1, 1B 0 -0.6
50o 450 39 78 16 1 6 36 42 141 0 0 .196 .279 .283 .214 -7.7 C -1, 1B 0 -1.0
40o 436 36 72 15 1 5 34 39 139 0 0 .187 .268 .270 .206 -11.1 C -1, 1B 0 -1.3
30o 422 33 67 14 1 5 31 36 136 0 0 .177 .256 .256 .196 -14.5 C -1, 1B 0 -1.7
20o 405 30 60 12 1 4 29 33 133 0 0 .167 .242 .241 .186 -18.1 C -1, 1B 0 -2.1
10o 382 26 53 11 1 4 26 28 129 0 0 .152 .222 .219 .171 -22.6 C -1, 1B 0 -2.6
Weighted Mean45740801616374314210.200.285.289.219-5.9C -1, 1B 0-0.8

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 2% 19% 21% 23%

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
20153025025429042022800.191.273.284.210-1.6-14.2-0.61.114.9-29.7-0.7
20163125025429032023800.191.274.279.209-1.7-15.1-0.61.114.9-30.5-0.7
201732334325491526301100.180.264.265.201-2.2-19.3-0.61.314.9-35.0-0.9
2018336065894171947542010.176.260.260.198-2.5-21.6-1.62.214.9-37.1-1.6
20193462859101191846552060.180.261.257.197-2.6-22.4-1.72.114.9-37.8-1.7
2020356035797181845531990.181.262.260.198-2.5-21.7-1.61.914.9-36.9-1.6
2021366105694171744522040.175.255.250.192-2.9-25.4-1.61.714.9-40.4-1.6
2022376025591161742512040.171.251.241.188-3.2-28.1-1.61.514.9-42.9-1.6
2023386185491171540502120.165.243.227.180-3.8-33.1-1.71.414.9-47.8-1.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.70.6out of baseball0.6out of baseballout of baseball1.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Ryan Budde 2009 .000
2 88 Tyler LaTorre 2012 .000 DNP
3 88 Ryan Jorgensen 2008 .009
4 87 Matt Pagnozzi 2012 .000 DNP
5 87 David Wallace 2009 .000 DNP
6 86 Gabe Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
7 85 Jeff Kunkel 2012 .000 DNP
8 85 Guillermo Rodriguez 2007 .235
9 84 Devin Ivany 2012 .000 DNP
10 83 Luke Carlin 2010 .399
11 83 Donny Lucy 2012 .000 DNP
12 82 Cory Aldridge 2008 .000 DNP
13 82 Brian Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
14 82 Ben Johnson 2011 .000 DNP
15 82 Kevin Cash 2007 .145
16 82 Armando Camacaro 2008 .000 DNP
17 82 Dane Sardinha 2008 .154
18 82 Carlos Maldonado 2008 .000 DNP
19 81 Myron Leslie 2011 .000 DNP
20 81 Dayton Buller 2010 .000 DNP
21 81 J.C. Boscan 2009 .000 DNP
22 81 Tuffy Gosewisch 2013 .146
23 81 Craig Albernaz 2012 .000 DNP
24 80 Emerson Frostad 2012 .000 DNP
25 80 Dusty Brown 2011 .088
26 80 Eli Whiteside 2009 .204
27 80 Javi Herrera 2010 .000 DNP
28 79 Josh Ford 2012 .000 DNP
29 79 Michael Sandoval 2011 .000 DNP
30 79 Bobby Scales 2007 .000 DNP
31 79 Jake Wald 2010 .000 DNP
32 79 Aaron Rifkin 2008 .000 DNP
33 79 Cody Clark 2011 .000 DNP
34 79 Scott Youngbauer 2008 .000 DNP
35 79 Kevin Richardson 2010 .000 DNP
36 79 Todd Self 2008 .000 DNP
37 79 Gustavo Molina 2011 .168
38 78 John Purdom 2010 .000 DNP
39 78 John Suomi 2010 .000 DNP
40 78 Guillermo Quiroz 2011 .000 DNP
41 78 Frank Moore 2008 .000 DNP
42 77 Lee Mitchell 2011 .000 DNP
43 77 Alvin Colina 2011 .000 DNP
44 77 Koyie Hill 2008 .090
45 77 Vinny Rottino 2009 .000 DNP
46 77 Shawn Garrett 2008 .000 DNP
47 77 Brad Davis 2012 .000 DNP
48 76 Jared Price 2011 .000 DNP
49 76 Adam Shabala 2007 .000 DNP
50 76 Anderson Machado 2010 .000 DNP
51 76 Juan Gonzalez 2011 .000 DNP
52 76 Jose Yepez 2010 .000 DNP
53 76 Chris Nowak 2012 .000 DNP
54 76 Brant Ust 2008 .000 DNP
55 76 Victor Mendez 2009 .000 DNP
56 76 Casey Myers 2008 .000 DNP
57 76 Jed Morris 2009 .000 DNP
58 75 Mike Nickeas 2012 .190
59 75 Tim Torres 2013 .000 DNP
60 75 Daniel Ortmeier 2010 .000 DNP
61 75 Carlos Corporan 2013 .242
62 75 Ryan Klosterman 2011 .000 DNP
63 75 Dan Dement 2007 .000 DNP
64 75 Mike Eylward 2009 .000 DNP
65 74 Cesar Nicolas 2011 .000 DNP
66 74 Salomon Manriquez 2012 .000 DNP
67 74 Adam Fox 2011 .000 DNP
68 74 Jon Weber 2007 .000 DNP
69 74 Cole Armstrong 2013 .000 DNP
70 74 Edwin Bellorin 2011 .000 DNP
71 74 Brian Sellier 2007 .000 DNP
72 74 Kenny Kelly 2008 .000 DNP
73 73 Andrew Beattie 2007 .000 DNP
74 73 Ben Copeland 2013 .000 DNP
75 73 Rene Rivera 2013 .224
76 73 Rico Washington 2007 .000 DNP
77 73 Gookie Dawkins 2008 .000 DNP
78 73 Andres Torres 2007 .000 DNP
79 73 T.J. Bohn 2009 .000 DNP
80 73 Max St. Pierre 2009 .000 DNP
81 73 Luke Allen 2008 .000 DNP
82 73 Drew Meyer 2011 .000 DNP
83 73 Ben Lasater 2013 .000 DNP
84 73 Nick Gorneault 2008 .000 DNP
85 73 Christian Colonel 2011 .000 DNP
86 73 Doug Bernier 2009 .000 DNP
87 73 Matt Cepicky 2007 .000 DNP
88 73 Casey Benjamin 2010 .000 DNP
89 72 Tommy Murphy 2009 .000 DNP
90 72 Brian Barden 2010 .187
91 72 Shawn Riggans 2010 .000 DNP
92 72 Edwin Maysonet 2011 .000 DNP
93 72 Ronnie Merrill 2008 .000 DNP
94 72 Jeff Duncan 2008 .000 DNP
95 72 Brian Dinkelman 2013 .000 DNP
96 72 Val Majewski 2010 .000 DNP
97 72 Dee Brown 2007 -.008
98 72 Matt Macri 2011 .000 DNP
99 72 Darnell McDonald 2008 .000 DNP
100 72 Glenn Williams 2007 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .111 .111 .111 .059
11 vs R (Multi) .091 .091 .091 .065
18 Split (Multi) -.020 -.020 -.020 .006
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 .034
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 .003
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.031
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2010 Steve Lerud's prospect status took an Altoona curve after his previous progress in 2008, which got him outrighted off the 40-man roster at season's end.
2009 Lerud broke Matt Williams' Nevada high school home-run record, but he struggled as a pro with injuries (and his confidence) until last season's big step forward. While he doesn't figure into the big-league picture and it's hard to project him as an eventual regular, he was added to the 40-man roster because there were clubs more than ready to take him in the Rule 5 draft. It's understandably hard to write off a left-handed hitting catcher who offers some pop and good defensive skills, and it isn't like the Pirates are awash in talent.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-10
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-03-31
Daily Roundup: Around the League: March 31, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Party Hardy, GardyChristina Kahrl2009-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central ObsessionsChristina Kahrl2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08


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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
2012 166 -3 -0.2 -7.9 76 0.0 0.0 0.3 -0.2 -7.6
2013 127 -3 -0.3 -15.3 87 -0.0 -0.0 -0.6 -0.3 -15.9
total 293 -4 -0.3 -8.3 163 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -8.5

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