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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date2-25-1985
Height5' 9"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.02011
0.32012
0.22013
0.02014
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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
2009 LAN 24 11 16 14 3 3 1 0 1 7 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .214 .312 .500 .315 1.2 -0.1 0.1
2010 LAN 25 44 133 121 16 28 8 1 0 38 8 24 0 1 3 11 3 1 .231 .277 .314 .227 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1
2011 LAN 26 7 11 11 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .190 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2011 PIT 26 121 251 232 30 59 6 5 2 81 13 57 0 1 5 20 16 6 .254 .293 .349 .248 3.1 -3.0 0.0
2012 CIN 27 55 96 86 8 27 5 1 2 40 9 18 0 0 1 7 4 2 .314 .379 .465 .289 4.0 -1.3 0.3
2013 CIN 28 97 239 209 24 51 12 0 7 84 27 53 3 0 0 32 0 1 .244 .339 .402 .268 4.9 -2.8 0.2
2014 ARI 29 14 21 20 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .100 .094 -3.4 -0.2 -0.4
Career349767693831733271225560169329712311.250.311.368.2529.1-8.10.1

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
2003 OGD Rk 69 308 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 126 529 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 85 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 VRO A+ 120 520 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JAX AA 118 482 .294 .260 .334 .389 .266 .366 90 17.9 14.1 0.5 -2.7 2.0 35.0 3.3 35.0 3.3
2008 LVG AAA 115 506 .265 .282 .353 .453 .263 .378 122 2.6 15.5 1.2 -5.4 1.8 18.6 1.3 18.6 1.3
2009 LAN MLB 11 16 .315 .279 .352 .469 .287 .222 92 0.9 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2009 ABQ AAA 31 129 .285 .265 .328 .406 .274 .383 97 3.9 4.2 0.3 -4.3 -1.5 7.7 0.3 7.7 0.3
2010 LAN MLB 44 133 .227 .262 .327 .410 .273 .286 85 -4.4 3.7 -1 -0.8 1.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2010 ABQ AAA 57 250 .285 .274 .344 .429 .266 .354 119 6.8 7.5 -1.2 0.8 2.2 14.7 1.5 14.7 1.5
2011 LAN MLB 7 11 .190 .228 .300 .331 .237 .500 92 -0.8 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 PIT MLB 121 251 .248 .244 .309 .377 .253 .328 97 -3 6.8 -1.6 -3.0 -0.5 3.1 0.0 3.1 0.0
2012 CIN MLB 55 96 .289 .252 .322 .394 .260 .379 102 2.8 2.6 -0.4 -1.3 -1.3 4.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
2012 LOU AAA 6 26 .392 .290 .362 .441 .274 .579 114 3.9 0.8 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 4.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
2012 SYR AAA 60 237 .294 .260 .329 .396 .255 .360 102 9.1 7.0 -2.4 -1.5 -0.5 14.8 1.3 14.8 1.3
2013 CIN MLB 97 239 .268 .250 .316 .385 .258 .295 102 1.9 6.3 -1.4 -2.8 -0.2 4.9 0.2 4.9 0.2
2014 ARI MLB 14 21 .094 .258 .326 .381 .262 .167 101 -3.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.9 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
2014 NOR AAA 81 329 .249 .262 .332 .396 .252 .307 100 -4.3 9.8 -5.5 -3.0 0.7 1.1 -0.2 1.1 -0.2
2014 RNO AAA 1 5 .087 .278 .326 .444 .282 .000 122 -1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1

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
2003 OGD Rk 308 60 81 15 6 7 47 34 58 11 4 .307 .386 .489 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 529 69 122 26 6 9 72 54 124 10 6 .265 .343 .407 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 330 42 71 15 3 7 41 32 81 1 5 .247 .326 .392 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 VRO A+ 520 62 134 23 3 13 49 38 114 22 15 .285 .339 .430 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JAX AA 482 64 123 21 2 11 50 48 112 17 9 .291 .362 .429 .137 .294 35.0 -2.7 3.3
2008 LVG AAA 506 82 140 28 5 9 68 43 96 17 7 .316 .376 .463 .147 .265 18.6 -5.4 1.3
2009 LAN MLB 16 3 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 .214 .312 .500 .286 .315 1.2 -0.1 0.1
2009 ABQ AAA 129 13 38 10 2 2 16 10 22 8 2 .328 .375 .500 .172 .285 7.7 -4.3 0.3
2010 ABQ AAA 250 46 74 20 1 12 38 18 41 7 3 .325 .384 .579 .254 .285 14.7 0.8 1.5
2010 LAN MLB 133 16 28 8 1 0 11 8 24 3 1 .231 .277 .314 .083 .227 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1
2011 LAN MLB 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .000 .190 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2011 PIT MLB 251 30 59 6 5 2 20 13 57 16 6 .254 .293 .349 .095 .248 3.1 -3.0 0.0
2012 LOU AAA 26 4 12 2 0 1 4 1 5 3 0 .480 .500 .680 .200 .392 4.0 -0.8 0.3
2012 SYR AAA 237 30 67 16 1 8 44 19 41 6 3 .315 .376 .512 .197 .294 14.8 -1.5 1.3
2012 CIN MLB 96 8 27 5 1 2 7 9 18 4 2 .314 .379 .465 .151 .289 4.0 -1.3 0.3
2013 CIN MLB 239 24 51 12 0 7 32 27 53 0 1 .244 .339 .402 .158 .268 4.9 -2.8 0.2
2014 NOR AAA 329 45 75 12 2 12 56 27 83 1 1 .254 .316 .431 .176 .249 1.1 -3.0 -0.2
2014 RNO AAA 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .087 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2014 ARI MLB 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .100 .143 .100 .000 .094 -3.4 -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
2009 63 0.5238 0.4444 0.7500 0.6364 0.2333 0.8571 0.4286 0.2500
2010 500 0.5480 0.4669 0.8069 0.6241 0.2743 0.8538 0.6774 0.1931
2011 1007 0.5283 0.4895 0.7980 0.6353 0.3200 0.8698 0.6382 0.2000
2012 372 0.4355 0.4892 0.7967 0.6914 0.3333 0.8929 0.6429 0.2033
2013 941 0.5027 0.4665 0.7244 0.6723 0.2585 0.8208 0.4711 0.2756
2014 72 0.5000 0.5000 0.5556 0.6667 0.3333 0.7083 0.2500 0.4444
Career29550.5110.47760.7690.6530.29280.85020.57830.2303

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-12 2014-04-24 Minors 12 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-06 2013-07-08 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-06-29 2011-07-02 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-08-19 2010-09-07 Minors 19 0 Neck Inflammation -
2009-07-27 2009-07-27 On-Alr 0 0 Left Ankle Fracture Microfracture -
2009-05-21 2009-10-22 60-DL 154 120 Knee Infection -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $
2013 CIN $505,000
2011 LAN $419,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$924,500
3 yrTotal$924,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 119 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/20/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 8/2/14. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/7/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 8/8/14. Released by Arizona 8/29/14.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13. Non-tendered by Cincinnati 12/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/20/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 7/3/12. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/11/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 7/18/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4195M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/11. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 4/26/11 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/18/11. Released by Pittsburgh 11/28/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed 3/2/08.
  • Drafted 2003 (4-121) (Slidell HS, La.). $0.27M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .138 .215 .142 .153
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .345 .422 .272
18 Split (Multi) .129 .130 .280 .119
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .158 .238 .158 .162
31 vs R (2013) .253 .349 .426 .275
38 Split (2013) .095 .111 .268 .114
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJordan Shusterman2014-06-09
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJake Mintz2014-06-09
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Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited ResponsiblyBen Lindbergh2013-09-19
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are people telling you about Dodgers speedster Trayvon Robinson? Will he be a quality hitter (.275/.345/.450) or more of a Xavier Paul? Over/under on him on 2011's Top 101?
(Sanchez101 from Santa Barbara, CA)
If he can prove that last year was real and not a product of the Cal League, he'll be in the Top 101. He has far better overall tools than Paul, but the amount of swing-and-miss in his game is a definite issue. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Barlett for Xavier Paul, or Kyle Russell. Probably closer in talent.
(Tripon from L.A.)
Much more reasonable, yes.

In an IM last night, Kevin called Russell "The Texas Wind Machine" which had me falling out of my chair laughing. (Jay Jaffe)


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