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Sean Rodriguez 2BRays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
7 1853 .225 .297 .372 .243 3
Birth Date4-26-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
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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
2008 ANA 23 59 187 167 18 34 8 1 3 53 14 55 3 1 2 10 3 1 .204 .276 .317 .203 -4.7 -0.3 -0.5
2009 ANA 24 12 29 25 4 5 0 0 2 11 3 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 .200 .276 .440 .234 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1
2010 TBA 25 118 378 343 53 86 19 2 9 136 21 97 8 1 5 40 13 3 .251 .308 .397 .243 1.9 3.9 0.6
2011 TBA 26 131 436 373 45 83 20 3 8 133 38 87 18 2 5 36 11 7 .223 .323 .357 .251 9.8 1.1 1.2
2012 TBA 27 112 342 301 36 64 14 1 6 98 27 75 3 3 8 32 5 0 .213 .281 .326 .225 -0.4 7.9 0.8
2013 TBA 28 96 222 195 21 48 10 1 5 75 17 59 5 2 3 23 1 3 .246 .320 .385 .272 7.0 1.0 0.9
2014 TBA 29 96 259 237 30 50 13 3 12 105 10 66 6 3 3 41 2 1 .211 .258 .443 .259 1.6 -0.3 0.1
Career624185316412073708411456111304464313261863515.225.297.372.24314.812.53.0

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
2004 CDR A 57 224 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PRO Rk 64 292 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .431 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CDR A 124 546 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RCU A+ 116 523 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ARK AA 18 79 .331 .263 .345 .415 .266 .419 123 5.2 2.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.3 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2006 SLC AAA 1 2 .103 .255 .331 .398 .257 .000 123 -1 0.2 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2007 ARK AA 136 587 .271 .268 .344 .415 .264 .310 98 7 16.8 6.7 13.4 4.4 34.0 4.8 34.0 4.8
2008 ANA MLB 59 187 .203 .261 .330 .413 .258 .282 103 -11.4 5.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.9 -4.7 -0.5 -4.7 -0.5
2008 SLC AAA 66 289 .292 .282 .354 .451 .262 .299 117 10.1 8.5 0 3.6 0.5 17.4 2.0 17.4 2.0
2009 ANA MLB 12 29 .234 .252 .332 .394 .256 .176 99 -0.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2009 DUR AAA 5 24 .245 .279 .345 .396 .255 .188 115 -0.9 1.6 0 -0.2 0.8 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 SLC AAA 103 435 .327 .274 .341 .427 .274 .364 106 30.9 12.4 0 18.1 5.1 49.2 6.6 49.2 6.6
2010 TBA MLB 118 378 .243 .257 .323 .406 .256 .324 105 -6.4 10.4 -0.5 3.9 0.1 1.9 0.6 1.9 0.6
2011 TBA MLB 131 436 .251 .256 .322 .406 .261 .268 99 -3.9 11.8 2.1 1.1 1.6 9.8 1.2 9.8 1.2
2012 TBA MLB 112 342 .225 .255 .317 .410 .261 .260 96 -11.7 9.4 2.1 7.9 0.9 -0.4 0.8 -0.4 0.8
2012 DUR AAA 2 8 .561 .245 .306 .327 .227 .667 110 2.7 0.2 0 -0.1 -0.3 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2013 TBA MLB 96 222 .272 .260 .319 .405 .266 .323 96 2.5 5.8 -1.7 1.0 -0.3 7.0 0.9 7.0 0.9
2014 TBA MLB 96 259 .259 .257 .316 .403 .267 .235 98 -0.3 6.7 -2 -0.3 -1.4 1.6 0.1 1.6 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
2004 PRO Rk 292 64 76 14 4 10 55 51 62 9 3 .338 .488 .569 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CDR A 224 35 49 8 4 4 17 18 54 14 4 .250 .332 .393 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CDR A 546 86 112 29 3 14 45 78 85 27 11 .250 .366 .422 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SLC AAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .103 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1
2006 RCU A+ 523 78 137 29 5 24 77 47 124 15 3 .301 .379 .545 .244 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ARK AA 79 16 23 5 0 5 9 11 18 0 3 .354 .456 .662 .308 .331 8.6 -0.2 0.9
2007 ARK AA 587 84 129 31 2 17 73 54 132 15 8 .254 .346 .423 .169 .271 34.0 13.4 4.8
2008 SLC AAA 289 68 76 19 1 21 52 29 45 4 1 .306 .396 .645 .339 .292 17.4 3.6 2.0
2008 ANA MLB 187 18 34 8 1 3 10 14 55 3 1 .204 .276 .317 .114 .203 -4.7 -0.3 -0.5
2009 DUR AAA 24 6 4 2 0 1 5 4 3 0 0 .200 .333 .450 .250 .245 1.5 -0.2 0.1
2009 ANA MLB 29 4 5 0 0 2 4 3 7 0 0 .200 .276 .440 .240 .234 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1
2009 SLC AAA 435 81 109 17 6 29 93 51 119 9 2 .299 .400 .616 .318 .327 49.2 18.1 6.6
2010 TBA MLB 378 53 86 19 2 9 40 21 97 13 3 .251 .308 .397 .146 .243 1.9 3.9 0.6
2011 TBA MLB 436 45 83 20 3 8 36 38 87 11 7 .223 .323 .357 .134 .251 9.8 1.1 1.2
2012 TBA MLB 342 36 64 14 1 6 32 27 75 5 0 .213 .281 .326 .113 .225 -0.4 7.9 0.8
2012 DUR AAA 8 2 3 2 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 .500 .571 1.333 .833 .561 2.7 -0.1 0.3
2013 TBA MLB 222 21 48 10 1 5 23 17 59 1 3 .246 .320 .385 .138 .272 7.0 1.0 0.9
2014 TBA MLB 259 30 50 13 3 12 41 10 66 2 1 .211 .258 .443 .232 .259 1.6 -0.3 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 725 0.5352 0.4455 0.7616 0.5876 0.2819 0.8114 0.6421 0.2353
2009 100 0.5400 0.4300 0.6512 0.6111 0.2174 0.6970 0.5000 0.3488
2010 1412 0.5482 0.4869 0.7362 0.6589 0.2759 0.8196 0.4943 0.2566
2011 1705 0.5079 0.4624 0.7475 0.6386 0.2801 0.8445 0.5191 0.2513
2012 1229 0.5199 0.4837 0.7369 0.6526 0.2983 0.8297 0.5170 0.2631
2013 891 0.5118 0.4310 0.7396 0.6140 0.2391 0.8393 0.4712 0.2604
2014 962 0.5052 0.5156 0.7339 0.6996 0.3277 0.8324 0.5192 0.2621
Career70240.52150.47210.74060.64470.28310.82910.52010.2568

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-13 2014-03-19 Camp 6 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-08-31 2012-09-15 15-DL 15 13 Right Hand Recovery From Fracture Punching Object - -
2012-08-27 2012-08-31 Minors 4 0 Right Hand Fracture Punching Object - -
2012-05-13 2012-05-14 DTD 1 1 Left Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle - -
2012-03-09 2012-03-13 Camp 4 0 Left Fingers Sprain Index Finger - -
2011-09-19 2011-09-20 DTD 1 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-09-16 2011-09-17 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-04-29 2011-05-01 DTD 2 2 Left Fingers Dislocation Little Finger -
2010-03-23 2010-03-24 Camp 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 PIT $
2014 TBA $1,475,000
2013 TBA $1,000,000
2012 TBA $492,800
2011 TBA $428,600
2010 TBA $405,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,326,900
2011Current$1,475,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$3,801,900
5 yrTotal$3,801,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 133 dIcon Sports1 year/$1.475M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 300 plate appearances. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 12/1/14 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/26/14.
  • 1 year/$1M (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 12/4/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4928M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4286M (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/26/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4055M (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/23/09. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 9/1/09 (player to be named in Kazmir deal).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/2/07.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2003 (3-90) (Braddock HS, Miami). $0.4M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep dynasty league (20 teams, 1000 players owned (MLB & MiLB): I'm potentially a playoff team if I can get my offense together. I have Fielder on the DL, with pretty much a zero (Sean Rodriguez) manning 1B. What to do? If Fielder is healthy next season and get back to his slugging ways, we all win, but his is an injury we haven't seen great success with in other players that have and it. What does the dynasty manager do in this situation?
(Jonah from Redwood)
Since you're competing, you see if you can get a legitimate return on Fielder. Obviously you can't get what you would've four-five months ago, but you should be able to easily upgrade S.Rodriguez (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Sean Rodriguez playing 1b and some OF this spring. Is he a lost cause?
(Raul from Turning Stone Casino)
Nope, worth a $1 bid in AL-only auctions. (Paul Singman)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please, please, please tell me that the Rays will remove Reid Brignac, Elliot Johnson and possibly Sean Rodriguez for better Utility IFers.
(jlarsen from chicago)
Is Geoff Blum still available? And on that note, I must take my leave. (Geoff Young)
2012-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just wondering if there's any hope for Ryan Raburn or Sean Rodriguez now. I thought they were great MI sleepers in April.
(Francisco from Toronto)
Raburn's BABIP is only .225 where's he's been comfortably over .300 in previous seasons. He appears to be walking and striking out at about the same rate as last season, but he wasn't really that valuable last season. I'd want to check out his approach a little bit more closely to see what's changed, but unless his bat speed is totally gone, he'll probably be better in the second half. But he won't be so much better that the Tigers will regret getting Omar Infante.

Sean Rodirguez just isn't that good a hitter. The problem this year is he's walking less than last season (and his BABIP in 2010 hasn't been repeated), but he could still be useful as super-sub reserve in real life. In fantasy, I don't see it. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any stats that you use that you feel are undervalued, even among stats people?
(Jason from Starbucks)
Yes--extra-base taken percentage. Baseball-Reference.com tracks it (XBT%). In the old days, we were all about offense, then the paradigm shifted to defense. I keep waiting on everyone to gravitate towards instinctive, heady baserunners, but it hasn't happened yet. Players who can go from first-to-third on a single or score from first on a double add value that I think can go unappreciated. Take Sean Rodriguez. He doesn't post great success rates on stolen bases, but you know that he gets baserunning if you've seen him during the run of play. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, what are some of the most important spring battles yet to be decided, where the winner might be worth $5+ just for being a full-timer?
(Sky from The Roc, NY)
If the Orioles end up stealing PA's from Reimold to give to Endy Chavez simply because they want a leadoff guy while Roberts is out, there's one. Sean Rodriguez now will get a majority of the playing time early at shortstop with Brignac out with the foot issue and Rodriguez's struggles vs RHP should hold down his value enough at the draft table where he could go for $5-7 and then double that in season because he has the potential to go 20/15 (Jason Collette)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tampa Bay -- DOA?
(Mike from Cleveland)
The difference between the Rays and the Red Sox is that the loss of Longoria could be a crippling blow. Not only is he by far their best hitter, but putting Sean Rodriguez into a platoon at third base deprives Joe Maddon of the flexibility which his multi-position arrangement involving Ben Zobrist produces. Plus I was never sold on the idea that Dan Johnson is a real solution at first base. They're not dead yet, but the Rays are in worse shape than the Sox as far as the big picture goes. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-03-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy question. I am in a deep 20 team league with 5 keepers per season. Looking at 2nd baseman strictly for this season, who would be more valuable, Dustin Ackley or Sean Rodriguez. And looking at it from a more long term perspective, Ackley, Christian Colon, Grant Green (assuming he moves to 2nd) or Rodriguez,
(kcroyalsguy from KC)
I'd go with Sean Rodriguez. Better team. Ackley won't get called up until June, and I think Ackley's value lies more in his secondary skills than standard 5x5 stats. Long-term, out of those guys it absolutely has to be Ackley, no? He just projects to be a different caliber of player. (Jeremy Greenhouse)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of upside do you think Sean Rodriguez has with the Rays?
(Nick from Reno)
I've always liked him, and always found him a bit under-rated. I think he's a solid every day player, maybe even a touch above average. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)If you're Andrew Friedman, do you sign Branyan, and if so, how do you make it work on the roster?
(Stephanie from DC)
Yeah, I think signing Branyan would be a great idea. He bats lefty and they've already got flexibility with Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist on the roster. Clearly he isn't commanding a massive salary, so I don't really see the downside. Plus, the value of a marginal win to the Rays is very high. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)So if you're Andrew Friedman, and you have Zorilla, Bartlett, Brignac, Sean Rodriguez, and Matt Joyce all scrapping it out for 3 spots (RF, 2B, SS). Who do you play where, who do you put on the bench, and who do you put in AAA? Where are they being assigned on your fantasy lists?
(Stephanie from DC)
Zorilla at 2nd, Bartlett at SS for now, replace him with Brignac if necessary, Rodriguez in Z's old gig when he used to back up Aki (with occasional ABs elsewhere) and Joyce in RF. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does the future hold for Sean Rodriguez in Tampa?
(Jack from TB)
Tough for me to answer that, given the Rays aren't even sure where he's going to play yet. He could fill the old Ben Zobrist role if they keep Z at second base, but with Aki gone maybe he gets to play second if Zobrist moves to the outfield permanently. Either way, I think he'll be productive in his role. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Rays do, Matt Joyce/Sean Rodriguez/Reid Brignac all have spent more than enough time in AAA and really have nothing to prove. Do the Rays assume that Jason Bartlett's 2009 is nothing more than a "fluke" and shouldn't be expect from here on out?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I assume you think that Zobrist will be a 2B, Jake? I'm loathe to offer the Rays any advice, but like the Angels a couple years back, they're going to need to turn minor league talent into major league talent via trade. There's a point where "best available" stops being so good on a talent level, especially with a real issue of payroll and bullpen. (Will Carroll)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does the inclusion of Sean Rodriguez as the PTBNL in the Scott Kazmir trade change your opinion on it at all?
(eneff1 from Berkeley, CA)
I followed up on that element the next day, and no, not substantially. Rodriguez isn't going to stick at shortstop, and murdilating pitching in Utah in a repeat engagement isn't exactly a rare talent, as good as Rodriguez is. I don't think he'll be the next Jeff Kent, but I do think he can be a solid regular at second. The problem as I see it is that a solid regular at second is an easier commodity to find than a quality rotation regular. For me, the deal still boils down to how good Torres winds up, and that could be very good. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Angels just called up Sean Rodriguez and Bobby Wilson...no corresponding moves otherwise..mean anything?
(Hal from LA)
Don't they do something with Sean Rodriguez every fourth day? I wouldn't read into it. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, thanks for your great work and the chat. What is your prognosis for my Angels this season? Time to send Kendrick and Aybar down and bring up Sean Rodriguez and Brandon Wood?
(Dennis from Monterey Park, CA)
I'd say the Howie Kendrick party is over, and while I don't think much of Rodriguez, the time to see what Wood can do is long overdue. Seriously, I think he and Jeff Clement are drinking from the same jug of bad organizational karma.

Three more questions. (Jay Jaffe)


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