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Portrait of Shawn Riggans

Shawn Riggans CRays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 209 .202 .266 .356 .215 -0.2
Birth Date7-25-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
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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 TBA 25 10 33 29 3 5 1 0 0 6 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 .172 .273 .207 .165 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2007 TBA 26 3 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .040 -2.0 -0.0 -0.2
2008 TBA 27 44 152 135 21 30 7 0 6 55 12 30 1 2 2 24 0 0 .222 .287 .407 .244 3.5 -0.5 0.3
2009 TBA 28 7 14 14 2 2 0 0 1 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .357 .137 -1.3 0.1 -0.1
Career6420918827388076716411222800.202.266.356.215-1.5-0.5-0.2

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
2001 PRI Rk 15 67 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUD A- 73 302 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSC A 68 260 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA 22 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAK A+ 34 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 10 39 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA 89 350 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TBA MLB 10 33 .165 .273 .335 .438 .254 .227 108 -3.5 1.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2006 DUR AAA 115 453 .277 .258 .325 .387 .254 .347 100 7.8 12.2 3.7 -0.9 -2.4 19.5 1.8 19.5 1.8
2007 TBA MLB 3 10 .040 .263 .331 .425 .260 .111 104 -2.4 0.3 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2007 VRO A+ 8 31 .235 .260 .318 .408 .256 .360 108 -0.9 1.0 0.1 -0.0 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2007 DUR AAA 33 133 .261 .257 .324 .398 .257 .341 96 0.1 3.8 1.9 0.6 -1.5 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2008 TBA MLB 44 152 .244 .270 .341 .425 .265 .238 105 -2.5 4.4 2.6 -0.5 0.5 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2009 TBA MLB 7 14 .137 .287 .356 .475 .274 .100 109 -1.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 PCH A+ 12 45 .239 .240 .316 .341 .245 .303 102 -0.9 1.3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2009 MNT AA 3 7 .201 .246 .325 .357 .257 .400 92 -0.4 0.2 0 0.1 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 DUR AAA 11 42 .192 .266 .334 .395 .249 .219 115 -3 1.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2010 BIN AA 2 5 .384 .256 .311 .394 .255 .500 113 0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 2 5 .157 .318 .372 .468 .287 .200 98 -0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 HUN AA 7 7 .176 .262 .345 .379 .251 .250 117 -0.7 0.2 0 0.0 -0.5 -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
2001 PRI Rk 67 15 20 4 0 8 17 9 18 1 0 .345 .433 .828 .483 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUD A- 302 34 70 13 0 9 48 32 72 2 2 .263 .342 .414 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSC A 260 33 65 17 0 3 34 19 35 3 4 .280 .344 .392 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA 69 7 17 6 0 1 11 4 14 0 0 .274 .328 .419 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA 39 3 8 1 0 2 7 2 14 0 0 .222 .282 .417 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAK A+ 144 20 44 11 0 5 22 15 23 0 1 .346 .420 .551 .205 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA 350 40 97 21 0 8 53 26 69 1 2 .310 .368 .454 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DUR AAA 453 43 122 26 2 11 54 27 88 2 2 .293 .341 .444 .151 .277 19.5 -0.9 1.8
2006 TBA MLB 33 3 5 1 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 .172 .273 .207 .034 .165 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2
2007 DUR AAA 133 10 34 9 1 4 16 4 30 0 3 .281 .333 .471 .190 .261 3.5 0.6 0.4
2007 VRO A+ 31 3 9 2 0 0 5 1 5 0 0 .300 .323 .367 .067 .235 -0.6 -0.0 -0.1
2007 TBA MLB 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 .040 -2.0 -0.0 -0.2
2008 TBA MLB 152 21 30 7 0 6 24 12 30 0 0 .222 .287 .407 .185 .244 3.5 -0.5 0.3
2009 MNT AA 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .201 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2009 PCH A+ 45 5 10 2 0 0 2 4 6 1 0 .256 .356 .308 .051 .239 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2009 DUR AAA 42 4 8 2 0 1 5 1 7 0 0 .200 .238 .325 .125 .192 -2.2 -0.2 -0.2
2009 TBA MLB 14 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .143 .143 .357 .214 .137 -1.3 0.1 -0.1
2010 BIN AA 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .800 .400 .384 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .157 -0.9 -0.0 -0.1
2011 HUN AA 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .176 -0.9 0.0 -0.1

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
2008 551 0.5082 0.5227 0.7674 0.7357 0.3026 0.8204 0.6341 0.2292
2009 49 0.4082 0.5510 0.8148 0.7000 0.4483 0.9286 0.6923 0.1852
Career6000.50.5250.77130.73280.31450.82920.63890.2256

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-22 2011-09-06 Minors 137 123 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-07 2011-04-16 Minors 9 7 General Medical Recovery From Respiratory Pneumonia -
2011-02-16 2011-02-16 Camp 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Pneumonia -
2010-04-11 2010-05-09 Minors 28 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-08-04 2009-08-16 Minors 12 0 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2009-04-10 2009-07-29 15-DL 110 98 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-09-08 2008-10-02 15-DL 24 21 Right Knee Surgery Infected Bursa Sac 2008-09-10
2008-03-16 2008-03-22 Camp 6 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-06-02 2007-10-01 60-DL 121 110 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2007-06-27

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 NYN $
2011 NYN $
2009 TBA $413,900
2008 TBA $392,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$806,000
2 yrTotal$806,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 134 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TB 2/11/10 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/11/09 recalled 9/1/09 optioned to Triple-A 7/29/09 re-signed 2/25/09, 1 year/$0.4139M (09)
  • 1 year/$0.3921M (08)
  • recalled 5/24/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 contract purchased 11/05
  • 00 (24-706)

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
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Penciled in as Dioner Navarro's backup, Shawn Riggans saw action in just one game (he homered) before going on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, and didn't get back to the majors until September; non-tendered after Kelly Shoppach's arrival.
2009 A total of 25 people tried to steal a base against Riggans in 2008, and he threw out one of them (Joe Inglett, for you trivia buffs). That's not exactly what one looks for in a backup catcher, but Riggans does provide a little bit of pop on offense. He missed out on the postseason after his knee swelled up due to an infection, and the Rays re-signed his October replacement, Michael Hernandez, in the off-season to compete for the backup job in 2009. It's going to come down to personal preference for Maddon as to whether he wants runs or run prevention from the role.
2008 Shawn Riggans used to profile as a potential offense-first catcher, but he missed most of 2007 with elbow problems and will turn 28 this year, so his window is closing
2007 Riggans is a good defensive catcher who`s a bit long in the tooth to be a real prospect. He won`t get much better than he is now, but he`s a contact hitter who has added a bit of power as he`s matured. He`s a better option than Josh Paul right now, and, with Paul arbitration-eligible, it`s worth a gamble to see if a Navarro-Riggans tandem can outperform a Navarro-Paul one.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: PECOTA + Catchers 4everAndrew Koo2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: NL NRIs of NoteChristina Kahrl2011-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Feeling ClingyChristina Kahrl2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Wagnerian Solutions and a Successfully Shopped ShoppachChristina Kahrl2009-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Final AnswersChristina Kahrl2009-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted AL AdditionsChristina Kahrl2009-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL East Deadline RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL AddendaChristina Kahrl2008-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Health Report: ALDS and NLDSWill Carroll2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Regular-Season Wrap-upChristina Kahrl2008-09-28
UTK Wrap: Extended RapWill Carroll2008-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Down to the WireWill Carroll2008-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Central Mischief, plus Figgs and RiggsWill Carroll2008-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Contenders' HopesWill Carroll2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Dawn of the RaysJim Baker2008-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves from the Week that WasChristina Kahrl2008-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All-Around Catch-Up EditionChristina Kahrl2007-08-26
Future Shock: Positional Rankings - CatcherKevin Goldstein2007-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL-brand CatsupChristina Kahrl2007-05-29
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: It's a Marathon, Not a SprintDan Fox2007-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: 11/03/06Carlos J. Lugo2006-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part OneNate Silver2006-02-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn’t trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America’s top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “When Teagarden is behind the dish, he’s one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he’s Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops.”
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: “If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture.”

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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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
2008 2857 16 2.7 6.6 1612 -0.7 -0.2 -1.0 2.5 5.7
2009 333 0 0.4 8.1 202 -0.0 -0.0 -0.1 0.4 8.0
total 3190 15 2.8 6.2 1814 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 2.7 5.8

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