Biographical

Portrait of Jerry Owens

Jerry Owens CFWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 430 .262 .319 .305 .227 -0.4
Birth Date2-16-1981
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 CHA 25 12 9 9 4 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .444 .259 1.2 0.2 0.1
2007 CHA 26 93 389 356 44 95 9 2 1 111 27 63 3 0 3 17 32 8 .267 .324 .312 .232 0.5 -4.5 -0.4
2008 CHA 27 12 17 16 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 2 1 .250 .250 .250 .181 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1
2009 CHA 28 12 15 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .267 .083 .145 -0.7 0.2 -0.0
Career129430393491031021120307230418369.262.319.305.227-0.0-4.3-0.4

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 VER A- 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAV A 108 470 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIR AA 130 587 .311 .264 .338 .392 .266 .374 89 23.5 12.6 -3.2 5.0 6.2 45.7 5.2 45.7 5.2
2006 CHA MLB 12 9 .259 .258 .341 .406 .256 .429 108 0 0.3 0 0.2 0.9 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2006 CHR AAA 112 493 .247 .260 .325 .397 .257 .293 100 -6.5 13.8 0.2 2.7 6.6 16.3 1.9 16.3 1.9
2007 CHA MLB 93 389 .232 .269 .332 .421 .261 .322 102 -12.2 11.5 0.9 -4.5 2.4 0.5 -0.4 0.5 -0.4
2007 CHR AAA 59 267 .269 .259 .328 .397 .260 .326 96 2.6 7.6 -1.7 4.5 3.2 9.3 1.3 9.3 1.3
2008 CHA MLB 12 17 .181 .262 .334 .387 .253 .333 105 -1.4 0.5 0 -0.3 -0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2008 CHR AAA 89 398 .250 .266 .331 .406 .263 .324 92 -4.5 11.7 1 2.9 1.7 8.3 1.1 8.3 1.1
2009 CHA MLB 12 15 .145 .272 .351 .441 .272 .111 108 -1.8 0.4 0 0.2 0.1 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2009 CHR AAA 2 8 .166 .231 .296 .331 .223 .250 106 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2009 TAC AAA 100 445 .289 .276 .344 .432 .277 .357 97 14.8 13.6 1.1 7.3 0.7 27.3 3.4 27.3 3.4

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 VER A- 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAV A 470 69 122 17 2 1 37 46 59 30 13 .292 .365 .349 .057 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIR AA 587 99 173 21 6 2 52 52 72 38 20 .331 .388 .406 .075 .311 45.7 5.0 5.2
2006 CHR AAA 493 75 115 15 5 4 48 45 61 40 12 .262 .329 .346 .084 .247 16.3 2.7 1.9
2006 CHA MLB 9 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 .333 .333 .444 .111 .259 1.2 0.2 0.1
2007 CHR AAA 267 39 66 10 0 3 21 29 37 23 8 .284 .365 .366 .082 .269 9.3 4.5 1.3
2007 CHA MLB 389 44 95 9 2 1 17 27 63 32 8 .267 .324 .312 .045 .232 0.5 -4.5 -0.4
2008 CHR AAA 398 39 97 11 0 1 21 38 56 30 13 .276 .349 .316 .040 .250 8.3 2.9 1.1
2008 CHA MLB 17 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 1 .250 .250 .250 .000 .181 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1
2009 CHA MLB 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 .083 .267 .083 .000 .145 -0.7 0.2 -0.0
2009 CHR AAA 8 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 .166 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2009 TAC AAA 445 74 126 10 9 3 37 44 48 23 8 .323 .388 .418 .095 .289 27.3 7.3 3.4

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 48 0.5625 0.4792 0.8696 0.5926 0.3333 0.9375 0.7143 0.1304
2009 56 0.5000 0.3750 0.8571 0.4643 0.2857 0.8462 0.8750 0.1429
Career1040.52880.42310.86290.52350.30770.88830.80080.1371

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-04-08 2010-09-07 Minors 152 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-18 2008-07-26 Minors 38 0 Foot Hyperextension -
2008-03-24 2008-04-18 15-DL 25 15 Right Groin Strain Adductor -
2008-02-26 2008-03-11 Camp 14 0 Right Groin Strain -
2007-06-09 2007-06-12 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-09-30 2006-10-01 DTD 1 1 Left Strain -
2006-08-26 2006-09-09 15-DL 14 13 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 WAS $
2012 WAS $
2011 WAS $
2008 CHA $397,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$397,500
1 yrTotal$397,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 41 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SEA 12/8/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHW 5/3/09 (minor-league contract)
  • refused Triple-A assignment 5/3/09 sent outright to Triple-A 5/1/09 contract purchased 4/14/09 accepted assignment after clrg waivers 4/1/09
  • sent outright to Triple-A 3/31/09 re-signed 2/24/09, 1 year/$0.41M (09) ($0.13M min)
  • recalled 9/1/08 optioned to Triple-A 4/18/08 re-signed 2/27/08, 1 year/$0.3975M (08)
  • recalled 7/3/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 6/20/07
  • recalled 6/1/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 8/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06)
  • contract purchased 11/05 acquired in trade from WAS 2/05 $0.6M signing bonus
  • The Masters (CA) Coll 03 2-57

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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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Jerry Owens had the best year of his career in Tacoma, which was enough to get him a return engagement with the Nationals on a minor-league deal.
2009 Anderson’s miserable 2006 made Owens look like a viable center-field option in 2007. Owens’ bat shattered that illusion, and he spent most of last year playing an errorless, punchless center field for Triple-A Charlotte. He's fast and thus a useful defensive replacement and pinch-runner, but at his age he’ll never be more than that.
2008 You've seen this sort of guy before, and while 2007 seemed to feature a lot of speed guys getting shots-Rajai Davis, Tike Redman, Nook Logan, even Timo Perez one more time-most of them just aren't all that useful. As does Endy Chavez, Owens makes a nifty fourth outfielder on a team on which all of the regulars bat right-handed and don't run especially well. The Sox may be stuck with Owens as a regular at the start of a season, as opposed to merely resorting to him during it, but the late-December signing of Cuban Alexei Ramirez puts Owens' playing time in jeopardy.
2007 Owens has always been a slow starter, but last year his bat never did come around. That should kill any talk of his becoming a big league regular. The White Sox might use him to make some hollow threats about Brian Anderson`s job security, but if Anderson can`t improve his offense, the center field job will go to Ryan Sweeney or Luis Terrero before it goes to Owens. Owens probably has a future as a fifth outfielder, but his defense is surprisingly uninspired for a player with his wheels.
2006 Owens will be talked about as competition for Brian Anderson in the spring papers, but that`s in the spirit of Saddam Hussein`s competition in B`aath Party primaries, or being a non-Daley in the Chicago mayoral race. Although Owens could stick on the roster this spring, the moons have to align perfectly for players with this little power to develop into anything other than fifth outfielders. You can ignore that Owens played left in Birmingham last year; he plays the best defensive center field in the organization, but the White Sox understandably gave priority to Chris Young.
2005 The Nationals really like Owens. He can slap a single, take a walk, steal a base. Still, he was old for the Sally League at 23, and that lack of power is worrisome. Owens didn't hit well at all in the Arizona Fall League, either. If you can't even look good in an institutional dog show for hitting prospects, why should anyone pay attention to you?

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
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Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus RaysNate Silver2008-10-02
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Jerry Owens plays 162 games and hits lead off for the White Sox how many wins would it cost them? Opposed to Swisher batting lead off and Quentin taking Owens' ABs.
(westy21 from Chicago)
I don't think the White Sox are going to screw around with Jerry Owens too much. They're tired of being cutesy and there are some jobs on the line there. They also like Alexei Ramirez a good deal, who is having a *great* spring, although whether they consider him an outfielder or an infielder isn't quite clear. (Nate Silver)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)The White Sox need (more) speed. Jerry Owens made a major leap forward in offensive productivity in 2007. He in fact was one of MLB's top base stealers in total and percentage. Yet, Kenny Williams and the Sox just seem to ignore him and are pooling him with other non starters/players competing for just a roster spot! What in your opinion are Owens' prospects this season, for both fantasy players as will as the Sox? Thanks, Neilmak, Mark Stearns Skokie, Illinois
(neilmak from Skokie, Illinois)
I'm not sure Owens is going to do much more than run fast, honestly. Looking at Kevin Goldstein's Top 11 Prospects for the White Sox, he has Owens on the "Just Missed" list behind a few others who are themselves behind two "One-Star" level prospects. That doesn't strike me as someone who should be fighting for a starting job.

I think if he proves me wrong, you should snag him for his steals, but it's probably not worth the pick until he shows you what he's really capable of. (Marc Normandin)


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