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Taylor Teagarden C Mets

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date12-21-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 9 days
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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 TEX 24 16 53 47 10 15 5 0 6 38 5 19 1 0 0 17 0 0 .319 .396 .809 .377 8.3 0.4 0.9
2009 TEX 25 60 218 198 26 43 13 0 6 74 14 76 1 2 3 24 0 0 .217 .270 .374 .226 2.7 -0.7 0.2
2010 TEX 26 28 85 71 10 11 1 0 4 24 8 34 2 0 4 6 0 0 .155 .259 .338 .236 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2011 TEX 27 14 36 34 3 8 2 0 0 10 2 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 .235 .278 .294 .221 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1
2012 BAL 28 22 64 57 4 9 3 0 2 18 5 23 0 0 2 9 0 0 .158 .226 .316 .214 -1.2 -0.5 -0.2
2013 BAL 29 23 62 60 3 10 2 0 2 18 1 18 0 0 1 5 0 1 .167 .180 .300 .162 -3.0 0.1 -0.3
2014 NYN 30 9 30 28 1 4 0 0 1 7 2 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 .143 .200 .250 .161 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
Career17254849557100260211893719042106801.202.262.382.2305.5-0.90.4

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
2005 SPO A- 31 122 .336 .246 .329 .364 .254 .351 110 8.7 3.1 0.7 0.3 -1.7 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2006 RNG Rk 7 29 .187 .242 .359 .334 .264 .077 107 -2.3 0.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2007 BAK A+ 81 364 .351 .267 .344 .416 .268 .393 104 37.7 11.2 -2.1 -0.5 -0.9 47.0 4.5 47.0 4.5
2007 FRI AA 29 115 .300 .254 .324 .395 .253 .411 103 5.2 3.5 -0.1 -0.0 1.2 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0
2008 TEX MLB 16 53 .377 .263 .334 .417 .263 .409 106 6.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2008 FRI AA 16 68 .238 .274 .349 .415 .287 .235 86 -1.6 2.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2008 OKL AAA 57 218 .237 .268 .342 .430 .257 .287 104 -5.7 6.7 4.1 -0.3 -3.4 3.9 0.3 3.9 0.3
2009 TEX MLB 60 218 .226 .267 .332 .429 .262 .314 107 -7.9 6.3 3.8 -0.7 0.9 2.7 0.2 2.7 0.2
2010 TEX MLB 28 85 .236 .259 .325 .409 .256 .212 112 -2.1 2.3 1.4 -0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2010 FRI AA 52 220 .250 .261 .337 .386 .262 .384 97 -2.4 6.3 2.6 0.4 -2.3 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2010 OKL AAA 11 39 .162 .287 .348 .442 .260 .200 118 -4.3 1.2 0.5 -0.2 0.7 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2011 TEX MLB 14 36 .221 .250 .321 .401 .265 .381 114 -1.4 1.0 0.6 -0.3 -1.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 42 173 .309 .279 .353 .435 .265 .356 104 10.1 5.4 3.1 -1.2 0.9 18.1 1.6 18.1 1.6
2012 BAL MLB 22 64 .214 .240 .304 .372 .246 .219 104 -2.9 1.8 1 -0.5 -1.1 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2012 DEL A 3 12 .369 .247 .295 .345 .252 .600 96 1.4 0.4 0.1 -0.0 0.0 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2012 BOW AA 3 10 .344 .243 .332 .354 .250 .500 98 0.9 0.3 0 -0.0 -0.0 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2012 ORI Rk 3 11 .227 .195 .277 .262 .219 .167 101 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 BAL MLB 23 62 .162 .268 .324 .427 .274 .200 100 -5.8 1.6 1 0.1 -0.1 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2013 NOR AAA 3 13 .029 .279 .338 .446 .266 .091 95 -3.3 0.4 0 -0.0 -0.0 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2014 NYN MLB 9 30 .161 .253 .308 .397 .261 .150 95 -2.8 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 SLU A+ 2 6 .238 .225 .283 .338 .226 .500 99 -0.1 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LVG AAA 55 211 .326 .273 .343 .429 .270 .374 105 15.8 6.3 2.6 -0.1 0.6 25.5 2.5 25.5 2.5
2014 MTS Rk 4 12 .255 .272 .341 .376 .266 .500 98 -0.1 0.4 0 -0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

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
2005 SPO A- 122 23 27 5 4 7 16 23 32 1 1 .281 .430 .635 .354 .336 11.0 0.3 1.1
2006 RNG Rk 29 4 1 0 0 0 1 9 7 1 0 .050 .345 .050 .000 .187 -2.3 0.0 -0.2
2007 BAK A+ 364 75 92 25 0 20 67 65 89 2 1 .315 .449 .606 .291 .351 47.0 -0.5 4.5
2007 FRI AA 115 19 30 3 0 7 16 10 39 0 0 .294 .363 .529 .235 .300 9.7 -0.0 1.0
2008 FRI AA 68 6 10 2 0 2 6 8 23 1 0 .169 .279 .305 .136 .238 0.6 -0.2 0.0
2008 TEX MLB 53 10 15 5 0 6 17 5 19 0 0 .319 .396 .809 .489 .377 8.3 0.4 0.9
2008 OKL AAA 218 26 42 5 3 7 16 28 59 0 1 .225 .330 .396 .171 .237 3.9 -0.3 0.3
2009 TEX MLB 218 26 43 13 0 6 24 14 76 0 0 .217 .270 .374 .157 .226 2.7 -0.7 0.2
2010 OKL AAA 39 6 6 0 0 2 2 2 15 0 0 .167 .205 .333 .167 .162 -1.8 -0.2 -0.2
2010 TEX MLB 85 10 11 1 0 4 6 8 34 0 0 .155 .259 .338 .183 .236 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2010 FRI AA 220 24 46 10 1 3 32 25 75 0 0 .242 .339 .353 .111 .250 4.3 0.4 0.5
2011 TEX MLB 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 2 13 0 0 .235 .278 .294 .059 .221 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA 173 30 43 4 3 12 22 21 52 0 0 .285 .376 .589 .305 .309 18.1 -1.2 1.6
2012 BAL MLB 64 4 9 3 0 2 9 5 23 0 0 .158 .226 .316 .158 .214 -1.2 -0.5 -0.2
2012 BOW AA 10 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .286 .500 .429 .143 .344 1.7 -0.0 0.2
2012 ORI Rk 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .125 .364 .125 .000 .227 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2012 DEL A 12 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 .333 .417 .556 .222 .369 1.4 -0.0 0.1
2013 NOR AAA 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 .029 -2.4 -0.0 -0.3
2013 BAL MLB 62 3 10 2 0 2 5 1 18 0 1 .167 .180 .300 .133 .162 -3.0 0.1 -0.3
2014 LVG AAA 211 32 54 7 0 14 39 30 59 0 0 .303 .403 .579 .275 .326 25.5 -0.1 2.5
2014 SLU A+ 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .238 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2014 NYN MLB 30 1 4 0 0 1 5 2 7 0 0 .143 .200 .250 .107 .161 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2014 MTS Rk 12 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 .255 0.2 -0.0 0.0

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 207 0.4686 0.3913 0.5679 0.5876 0.2182 0.6316 0.4167 0.4198
2009 916 0.5186 0.4710 0.6381 0.6253 0.3039 0.6970 0.5075 0.3619
2010 342 0.5205 0.5029 0.6491 0.6798 0.3049 0.7273 0.4600 0.3509
2011 143 0.5664 0.4965 0.6620 0.6667 0.2742 0.6852 0.5882 0.3380
2012 268 0.5373 0.4366 0.6752 0.6042 0.2419 0.7241 0.5333 0.3248
2013 216 0.5185 0.4537 0.7143 0.5893 0.3077 0.8636 0.4063 0.2857
2014 115 0.5217 0.4348 0.6800 0.5667 0.2909 0.7647 0.5000 0.3200
Career22070.51970.46240.64890.62380.28630.71790.48970.3499

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 2014-08-01 15-DL 40 33 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-04-28 2013-06-04 15-DL 37 33 Left Thumb Dislocation - -
2013-03-02 2013-03-05 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2012-03-26 2012-07-14 15-DL 110 86 - Low Back Recovery From Sprain Slight Ligament Tear - -
2012-03-12 2012-03-26 Camp 14 0 - Low Back Sprain Slight Ligament Tear - -
2011-10-29 2011-10-29 Off 0 0 - Knee Surgery - -
2010-04-13 2010-04-16 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness Food Poisoning -
2009-06-25 2009-06-29 DTD 4 4 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-02-27 2009-03-04 Camp 5 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-06-05 2006-08-06 Minors 62 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-11-29
2005-11-29 2005-11-29 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-11-29

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $
2013 BAL $650,000
2012 BAL $489,500
2011 TEX $416,790
2010 TEX $407,010
2009 TEX $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,364,300
5 yrTotal$2,364,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 7 dScott Boras1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/6/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Mets 6/8/14.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration). Roster bonuses: $12,500 each for 140, 168 days on active roster. DFA by Baltimore 9/1/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4895M (2012). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/12.
  • 1 year/$416,790 (2011). Re-signed by Texas 2/22/11. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Texas 12/1/11.
  • 1 year/$407,010 (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/25/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for Rookie of the Year
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Texas 7/17/08.
  • Drafted by Texas 2005 (3-99) (University of Texas). $0.725M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .216 .225 .368 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .152 .213 .292 .180
18 Split (Multi) -.064 -.013 -.077 -.049
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .261 .261 .391 .227
31 vs R (2013) .108 .132 .243 .119
38 Split (2013) -.153 -.129 -.148 -.109
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I assume that Taylor Teagarden's cluster of game winning hits in extra innings is just a random event, and not an ability?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Probably, yeah. (Colin Wyers)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my question! Gold stars for KG! Love the podcast. Consider this some blatant lobbying for Ted Price to have you on Rangers Podcast in Arlington soon. I'll go see Mendez and hope he turns into gold. On a related front, think the red Sox could buy into Taylor Teagarden as a Saltalamacchia replacement about now?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
I was on Ted's podcast like 2 or 3 weeks ago, and Salty is going to get plenty of chances. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Ian Desmond - Danny Espinosa middle infield combo? It seems to me the Nats will have quite the infield for years to come, no matter who's on first
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Meh, they look stopgappy to me. Desmond seems competent enough but he's going to have to get that OBP above league average for me to be at all impressed; .320 with a 4/1 K/BB ratio doesn't cut it. And as I pointed out in last week's NL Hit List, Espinosa's translations for his minor league work come out to a .208 True Average. I think it's dangerous to get too excited about his hot start at the big league level - call it the Taylor Teagarden effect. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the best defensive catcher in the minors right now (or a couple of candidates)?
(charles from nyc)
Brian Jeroloman? I guess Taylor Teagarden is eligible, Bryan Holloday, once he signs with Detroit is in the team photo. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Grant has been reporting that the Texas Rangers should (will?) resign Marlon Byrd, Trade Nelson Cruz, and platoon Julio Borbon and Ivan Rodriguez in the DH slot. Doesn't that sound to you more like a recipe for exactly what they SHOULDN'T do?
(Ira from North Texas)
Ivan Rodriguez has no business on this team next year. Taylor Teagarden is basically that guy if you just want to go defense behind the plate, and you'd be insane to DH I-Rod. Trade Cruz to make room for him and Byrd? What the hell? Is this Billy Beane's plan for the Rangers? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Taylor Teagarden ran over Ron Washington's dog, right? We have proof of this don't we?
(Hawkeye from Grafton, ND)
Teagarden is awful, just hideous, with a bat in his hands. I think he might eventually be Ron Karkovice. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)CK, what is up with the Rangers' crazy love for Saltalamacchia and ruination of Taylor Teagarden's development and/or trade value? Does one of them finally get traded away this summer?
(Aaron from YYZ)
I really think the valuation of Teagarden was radically overstated in the first place. Guys you can't project to get on base at much more than a .300 clip and who also won't slug .400 aren't the sorts of "prospects" anyone should go looking for hoops to jump through over. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)We all know Hanson, Snider, Wieters and Price should have some immediate 2009 impact, but who else has a chance at winning the ROY awards?
(benpav1 from Chicago)
I'll throw out James McDonald in LA, Jason Motte in St. Louis and Taylor Teagarden in Texas. Daniel Murphy had one too many ABs last year. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am looking forward to attending the Future's Game. Traditionally alot of these players have made an MLB impact. I am wondering what you project of Dexter Fowler, Gorkys Hernandez, and Taylor Teagarden. Will I see you there?
(jake1m from Jenny Lind, Ca.)
I won't be able to make it to the game. I don't get too many chances to travel right now, between family and radio obligations.

I think that Teagarden would have gotten the call over Ramirez had he been healthy when Laird got hurt. But therein lies the rub - staying healthy has been his biggest problem as a professional. I like him better defensively than the other Ranger catching prospects. I think that Fowler's development is one of the reasons why the Rockies are entertaining notions of trading Holliday. My only concern with Hernandez is whether he develops any power, but I love his speed and his contact rate. (Jeff Erickson)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)In that case, Jay, would you move Broussard to first base? I know his offense would be less valuable there and Chris Davis is imminent, but Taylor Teagarden is looming on the horizon as well-and that guy's as natural a catcher as we've had since Pudge.
(Or from Dallas)
IANOPG - I am not our prospects guy, Kevin Goldstein is. But from where i sit, I'd say that since the Rangers aren't about to threaten to win anything this year, their best shot is letting the kids develop. Salty looks as though he needs another year in the minors based on last season's performance; might as well make sure he gets 1B down while he's down there. Teagarden, though he rates highly as a defender, needs to show he can make it through a full season behind the plate. Davis, who just completed Double-A, certainly looks like a monster on paper, but besides his power he's got only marginal plate discipline (150/35 K/BB last year) and is a bad defender.

In other words, if I'm the GM it's time to meet your new stopgap 1B, Ben Broussard. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)What about Taylor Teagarden makes you think that there are 6 other players in the Rangers org who currently are better prospects? Fault of his or just the strength of the system?
(Lincoln from Facebook)
A little bit of both, really. The Rangers system is crazy crazy deep right now. Teagarden ability, or inability to consistently play behind the plate is the concern right now, and he's just not going to hit for average down the line -- He'll be more like a Mickey Tettleton type with a tick less power. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should Rangers fans worry about Taylor Teagarden's injury history, or has he put it all behind him?
(Or from Dallas)
There's not really that much to worry about. The elbow broke, now it's fixed. He hit well at two levels and wasn't horrible behind the plate from what I've heard. The logjam at C is going to be an interesting story for the Rangers over the next two years. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Am I dreaming or does Coco Crisp for Taylor Teagarden or Max Ramirez fit into a reasonable proposal?
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
It's certainly the sort of thing worthy of a few daydreams in Red Sox Nation, because Tek isn't getting any younger. However, there are questions about both when it comes to whether or not they'll be able to remain behind the plate. (Christina Kahrl)


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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 924 13 0.1 0.7 538 -0.2 -0.0 -0.6 0.0 0.1
2009 4572 26 7.4 11.3 2468 -0.8 -0.2 -0.7 7.2 10.7
2010 1945 0 -0.0 -0.0 1082 -1.6 -0.4 -2.7 -0.4 -2.7
2011 733 2 0.3 3.1 446 -0.4 -0.1 -1.7 0.2 1.4
2012 1366 -14 -1.4 -7.3 758 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -1.5 -7.9
2013 1328 -9 -1.3 -6.8 735 -0.4 -0.1 -1.1 -1.4 -7.8
2014 591 -1 0.2 2.6 304 -0.3 -0.1 -1.7 0.1 0.9
total 11459 16 4.2 2.6 6331 -3.8 -1.0 -1.1 3.2 1.5

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