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Fred Lewis PHGiants

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 1763 .266 .344 .403 .265 5.8
Birth Date12-9-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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 SFN 25 13 11 11 5 5 1 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .455 .455 .545 .341 1.4 0.3 0.2
2007 SFN 26 58 180 157 34 45 6 2 3 64 19 32 3 0 1 19 5 1 .287 .374 .408 .267 5.2 2.3 0.7
2008 SFN 27 133 521 468 81 132 25 11 9 206 51 124 0 2 0 40 21 7 .282 .351 .440 .277 32.8 -5.9 2.7
2009 SFN 28 122 336 295 49 76 21 3 4 115 36 84 5 0 0 20 8 4 .258 .348 .390 .275 16.0 2.3 1.8
2010 TOR 29 110 480 428 70 112 31 5 8 177 38 104 9 4 1 36 17 6 .262 .332 .414 .254 5.6 -0.7 0.5
2011 CIN 30 81 210 183 20 42 7 0 3 58 22 38 3 1 1 19 2 5 .230 .321 .317 .242 -2.1 1.6 -0.1
2012 NYN 31 18 25 20 2 3 0 0 0 3 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .320 .150 .197 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
Career5351763156226141591212762917039021731365323.266.344.403.26558.2-0.35.8

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
2002 SLO A- 58 269 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .420 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HAG A 114 502 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 115 541 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 6 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NRW AA 137 594 .272 .258 .331 .403 .260 .344 91 6 13.3 -1.3 3.0 5.6 24.5 2.8 24.5 2.8
2006 SFN MLB 13 11 .341 .262 .327 .446 .267 .625 95 1 0.3 0 0.3 0.2 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2006 FRE AAA 120 517 .281 .273 .338 .420 .263 .336 103 10.6 13.5 -2.7 1.6 7.0 26.2 2.8 26.2 2.8
2007 SFN MLB 58 180 .267 .271 .335 .432 .261 .344 99 1.4 5.3 -1.4 2.3 1.2 5.2 0.7 5.2 0.7
2007 FRE AAA 42 191 .302 .284 .354 .439 .269 .331 99 8.9 5.7 -0.4 -2.4 0.3 16.4 1.4 16.4 1.4
2008 SFN MLB 133 521 .277 .263 .327 .415 .261 .365 97 9.8 15.1 -3.1 -5.9 10.2 32.8 2.7 32.8 2.7
2009 SFN MLB 122 336 .275 .259 .328 .406 .261 .348 91 5.5 9.7 -2 2.3 2.8 16.0 1.8 16.0 1.8
2010 TOR MLB 110 480 .254 .258 .325 .409 .257 .325 112 -2.7 13.2 -3.4 -0.7 -0.2 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5
2010 FRE AAA 7 28 .397 .301 .396 .465 .288 .421 116 4.4 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2011 CIN MLB 81 210 .242 .253 .314 .388 .258 .273 101 -3.6 5.7 -1.2 1.6 -0.5 -2.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.1
2011 CAR AA 7 27 .252 .273 .345 .425 .258 .316 113 -0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.6 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2011 LOU AAA 8 28 .375 .274 .343 .450 .271 .357 91 3.8 0.9 -0.3 -0.1 -0.0 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2011 HER Wnt 10 43 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 18 25 .197 .235 .300 .378 .244 .200 96 -1.5 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 BUF AAA 108 477 .291 .252 .320 .386 .249 .375 102 16.4 14.2 -3.7 0.8 2.5 28.2 2.9 28.2 2.9

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
2002 SLO A- 269 43 77 9 3 1 23 26 58 9 6 .322 .394 .397 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HAG A 502 61 105 17 8 1 27 68 112 30 15 .250 .358 .336 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 29 3 7 1 0 1 2 5 5 1 1 .304 .414 .478 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ 541 88 132 20 11 8 57 84 109 33 14 .301 .424 .451 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NRW AA 594 79 140 28 7 7 47 69 124 30 13 .273 .359 .396 .123 .272 24.5 3.0 2.8
2006 SFN MLB 11 5 5 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .455 .455 .545 .091 .341 1.4 0.3 0.2
2006 FRE AAA 517 85 121 20 11 12 56 68 105 18 8 .276 .376 .453 .178 .281 26.2 1.6 2.8
2007 SFN MLB 180 34 45 6 2 3 19 19 32 5 1 .287 .374 .408 .121 .267 5.2 2.3 0.7
2007 FRE AAA 191 31 50 8 6 8 32 19 36 9 1 .292 .366 .550 .257 .302 16.4 -2.4 1.4
2008 SFN MLB 521 81 132 25 11 9 40 51 124 21 7 .282 .351 .440 .158 .277 32.8 -5.9 2.7
2009 SFN MLB 336 49 76 21 3 4 20 36 84 8 4 .258 .348 .390 .132 .275 16.0 2.3 1.8
2010 TOR MLB 480 70 112 31 5 8 36 38 104 17 6 .262 .332 .414 .152 .254 5.6 -0.7 0.5
2010 FRE AAA 28 6 9 3 1 1 6 6 2 2 1 .409 .536 .773 .364 .397 5.3 -0.3 0.5
2011 LOU AAA 28 6 6 1 1 1 3 8 5 1 0 .300 .500 .600 .300 .375 3.9 -0.1 0.4
2011 CAR AA 27 3 6 3 0 0 1 4 4 1 0 .261 .370 .391 .130 .252 1.6 0.2 0.2
2011 CIN MLB 210 20 42 7 0 3 19 22 38 2 5 .230 .321 .317 .087 .242 -2.1 1.6 -0.1
2011 HER Wnt 43 5 6 0 0 1 3 11 11 0 1 .200 .419 .300 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NYN MLB 25 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 .150 .320 .150 .000 .197 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
2012 BUF AAA 477 80 123 26 7 13 45 57 113 25 8 .294 .379 .482 .189 .291 28.2 0.8 2.9

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 2146 0.5019 0.4284 0.8063 0.6128 0.2423 0.8485 0.6988 0.1937
2009 1377 0.4996 0.4408 0.7908 0.6599 0.2221 0.8392 0.6471 0.2076
2010 1841 0.5160 0.4633 0.8171 0.6368 0.2783 0.8826 0.6573 0.1829
2011 807 0.4857 0.4243 0.8596 0.5969 0.2602 0.9231 0.7222 0.1404
2012 98 0.4898 0.3878 0.7632 0.5625 0.2200 0.8148 0.6364 0.2368
Career62690.50330.44020.81230.62740.25040.86550.67730.1874

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-17 2012-03-27 Camp 10 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2011-03-27 2011-05-04 15-DL 38 29 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-09-19 2010-10-04 DTD 15 14 Left Foot Surgery Bunion 2010-09-28
2010-09-02 2010-09-08 DTD 6 5 Right Elbow Strain -
2010-07-22 2010-07-25 DTD 3 2 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-25 2010-05-28 DTD 3 2 Foot Soreness Bunion -
2010-03-27 2010-04-15 15-DL 19 9 Left Trunk Strain Intercostal -
2010-03-19 2010-03-26 Camp 7 0 Trunk Soreness Side -
2009-05-12 2009-05-13 DTD 1 1 Right Sprain Turf Toe -
2008-09-09 2008-09-29 DTD 20 19 Right Foot Surgery Bunion 2008-09-12
2008-08-29 2008-08-29 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Tightness -
2008-08-10 2008-08-11 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness Bunion -
2008-07-20 2008-07-22 DTD 2 1 Right Foot Soreness Bunion -
2007-06-09 2007-06-30 15-DL 21 18 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 CIN $900,000
2010 TOR $455,000
2009 SFN $440,000
2008 SFN $392,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,187,000
4 yrTotal$2,187,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 111 dACES1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/19/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 4/12. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/24/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 9/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 10/16/12 (refused assignment 10/19/12).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/10/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 9/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10. Acquired by Toronto in trade from San Francisco 4/15/10.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2009). Re-signed 3/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.392M (2008).
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 3/05.
  • Drafted 2002 (2-66) (Southern University). $0.595M 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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Fred Lewis might still be a generically useful lefty-hitting reserve outfielder for a contending team that values having a veteran over giving time to young kids from the farm.
2012 Expectations that Lewis might have made the perfect partner for Jonny Gomes in left were derailed early by a strained oblique that cost him the first month of the season. By the time he came back in May, he struggled to get on track, and he's not so good that he deserves many chances to overcome these setbacks. On a practical level, if you want to define replacement level in terms of who's freely available to man an outfield slot from one year to the next, it's somebody like Lewis, which is where he's at as we go to pressó31 years old, unsigned, and merely moderately useful.
2011 Of all the accolades laid at Brian Sabeanís feet in the wake of the Giantsí World Series victory, a big chunk were due to the midseason acquisition of Cody Ross. Still, itís worth wondering whether that pickup would have been necessary if the Giants had retained the services of Lewis, a lefty who sports a career OBP of .350 and can play multiple outfield positions. Lewis owns a career TAv of .275; Rossí is .274. Their age differs by a matter of weeks, and Lewis comes much cheaper. Count Lewisís unnoticed improvement this year as another example of the sanitizing effect of success, but remember that the savvy moves that Anthopoulos made in 2010 may never receive the same level of recognition. Even after his successes across the border, Lewis was non-tendered.
2010 To those given modest gifts, modest achievements represent their great deeds. To some extent, Lewis got larded with elaborate expectations because he does some of the things statheads like, and because everyone likes to be the smarty who identifies hidden virtue: he controls the strike zone effectively, runs well, and has value in the field. Unfortunately, he's already in the midst of what are supposed to be a player's best years, and there's no room for growth. Lewis can't blame BABIP, line-drive rates, or gypsy curses for losing his shot at the job in left, just the overlap between his limits and the Giants' dire offensive needs. Losing playing time to Nate Schierholtz, Andres Torres, or Eugenio Velez isn't injustice, it's his lot because that's his level.
2009 An early April injury to Dave Roberts handed the athletic Lewis the bulk of the left field job, and he seized his opportunity, hitting .363/.433/.588 through the end of the month. He cooled off after that, more closely approximating the line PECOTA had projected for him by hitting .269/.334/.418 over the remainder of the season. As evidenced by his double-digit triples and solid showing on the bases, his primary asset is his speed, so it will be interesting to see just how fast he has become (or will remain) following September surgery to correct the painful bunion in his right foot that heíd lived with since childhood.
2008 Lewis has generally been old for his levels, which accounts for the lack of buzz surrounding him despite his multiple 30-steal seasons, occasionally good batting averages, and athletic build. After coming off of the DL on June 30 following an oblique injury, he was killing in a part-time role for the big club, posting a .417 OBP over 28 games, but a roster crunch pushed him to the minors in early August, where he was stuck until the season's final week. He's better than Davis, but in ways that require a full season to appreciate. As with Durham and Frandsen, there's just no way the difference between Lewis and Rowand was worth the investment in the veteran, as it's not entirely clear who the better player is between them.
2007 A second-round pick in 2002, Lewis is an outstanding athlete whose baseball tools are still trying to catch up to his body. He has good patience and speed, but his batting average and power are a little on the low side. He`s fast enough to play center, but doesn`t judge the ball well, which limits him to the corners where his offensive deficiencies become less excusable. That certainly sounds like the profile of a fourth outfielder, doesn`t it?
2005 A breakout year, as Lewis drew 84 walks, stole 33 bases, hiked his power and played an excellent center field. The Giants skipped him all the way up to Triple-A, where he looked good in a brief six-game audition, but their history of moving prospects slowly suggests he'll start the year at Double-A. He'll need at least one more season before he's ready, and it's an open question if he'll make it before the Giants ship him off for another help-Barry-now veteran. Still, he's a rare jewel in a system where players have more trouble getting to first base than Nathan Lane on the Isle of Lesbos.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Staying Alive in the Independent Leagues, 2014 EditionZachary Levine2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 7Jeff Moore2013-11-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Revisiting BABIP for FantasyMike Gianella2013-10-21
Overthinking It: The Craziest Half-Inning in HistoryBen Lindbergh2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Searching for the Worst Game of 2012Sam Miller2012-12-21
Fantasy Beat: Mid-Season Retooling: Left FieldMarc Normandin2008-07-30
Prospectus Hit List: La ciudad de los frijoles es suprema!Jay Jaffe2007-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bullets from MesaJoe Sheehan2007-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Feature: Brad ZieglerKevin Goldstein2006-09-27
Future Shock: Short Term Impact, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint National League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL West RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Verdict Is...Kevin Goldstein2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 10-13Christina Kahrl2006-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Long NightJoe Sheehan2006-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Call-UpsRandy Hale2005-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessA Look at the California League: Part I, Giants and Rangers ProspectsMichael Wolverton2004-06-16


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