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Portrait of Curtis Thigpen

Curtis Thigpen CBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
2 131 .229 .289 .297 .212 -0.1
Birth Date4-19-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight190 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
2007 TOR 24 47 110 101 13 24 5 0 0 29 8 17 0 0 1 11 2 0 .238 .294 .287 .211 -2.3 0.0 -0.2
2008 TOR 25 10 21 17 2 3 0 0 1 6 1 8 1 0 2 1 0 0 .176 .263 .353 .218 1.1 -0.1 0.1
Career571311181527501359251031220.229.289.297.212-1.2-0.1-0.1

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
2004 AUB A- 45 196 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 79 352 .293 .255 .328 .371 .251 .309 101 8.2 6.8 2.6 -0.1 1.8 22.8 2.2 22.8 2.2
2005 NHP AA 39 157 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NHP AA 87 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 13 56 .240 .252 .316 .380 .249 .302 108 -1.2 1.6 1 -0.3 0.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2007 TOR MLB 47 110 .211 .270 .339 .430 .268 .286 93 -6 3.3 0 0.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2007 SYR AAA 50 202 .273 .259 .332 .382 .257 .312 96 2.8 6.0 2.3 -0.3 -0.5 9.4 0.9 9.4 0.9
2008 TOR MLB 10 21 .218 .257 .342 .403 .260 .250 94 -1 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.9 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2008 SYR AAA 96 395 .202 .261 .328 .401 .262 .252 91 -25.5 11.8 1.8 0.7 -1.9 -15.8 -1.5 -15.8 -1.5

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 AUB A- 196 34 50 11 2 7 29 23 32 1 1 .301 .396 .518 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 157 18 40 8 0 4 15 9 19 0 0 .284 .331 .426 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LNS A 352 41 84 18 2 5 35 54 34 5 0 .287 .397 .413 .126 .293 22.8 -0.1 2.2
2006 NHP AA 373 49 80 25 5 5 36 52 61 5 1 .259 .368 .421 .162 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 56 3 14 3 0 1 9 2 9 0 1 .264 .304 .377 .113 .240 1.3 -0.3 0.1
2007 SYR AAA 202 20 51 10 0 3 20 17 23 1 0 .285 .352 .391 .106 .273 9.4 -0.3 0.9
2007 TOR MLB 110 13 24 5 0 0 11 8 17 2 0 .238 .294 .287 .050 .211 -2.3 0.0 -0.2
2008 SYR AAA 395 28 80 23 0 3 41 21 58 2 1 .222 .267 .310 .089 .202 -15.8 0.7 -1.5
2008 TOR MLB 21 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 8 0 0 .176 .263 .353 .176 .218 1.1 -0.1 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 81 0.4568 0.4074 0.7576 0.5135 0.3182 0.8947 0.5714 0.2424
Career810.45680.40740.75760.51350.31820.89470.57140.2424

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-04-08 2009-09-19 Minors 164 0 Hip Surgery 2009-07-19

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 164 dHendricks Sports1 yr/$0.4049M (09)

Details
  • released 4/10 acquired in trade from TOR 3/27/09 re-signed 3/1/09, 1 year/$0.4049M (09)
  • designated for assignment 2/4/09 recalled 9/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 6/15/08 recalled 5/28/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/15/08 recalled 7/21/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/8/07
  • contract purchased 6/5/07
  • $0.625M signing bonus Texas 04 (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 %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 With Arencibia and Jeroloman on the way, the Jays are making a desultory attempt at making Thigpen into a utility player who can catch. Over the past two seasons, hes seen time at second, third, and right field in Triple-A, though the only positions hes played more than four times are catcher and first. Of course, position flexibility wont matter much if he posts a sub-600 OPS at Syracuse again this year.
2008 The shape of Thigpen's performance is a bit different from that of Robinson Diaz's, but the two end up in about the same place. Thigpen, however, gets higher marks for his defense, particularly for working with pitchers. A job-sharing arrangement with Gregg Zaun is likely this year, with Thigpen having an opportunity to win the job if his bat comes around. As you can see, the first few drafts of the J.P. Ricciardi era, which focused on collegians, were wildly unproductive. We praised the approach at the time, but as Rany Jazayerli has noted, there's not much edge in drafting collegians any longer, and very little sense in emphasizing one subset of players over another.
2007 Thigpen, who played mostly first base at Texas behind Taylor Teagarden, has gone from being a bit of novelty to an organizational favorite. His defense is surprisingly well-regarded, and, while the home runs haven`t come yet, he`s hit for enough doubles to project for 10-15 homers annually in the big leagues to go with a decent OBP. He`s not a future All-Star, but could be a future big league regular, and, given the lack of catching depth in Toronto, that chance could come sooner rather than later.
2006 Primarily a first baseman in college (Taylor Teagarden was doing the catching for the Texas Longhorns), Thigpen has endeared himself to the Jays with very impressive plate discipline and the hints of power to come. He`s one of the youngest hitters in the system to reach Double-A, and another solid season could put him on the road to Toronto, where just like everywhere else, it`s impossible to have too many catchers who can hit.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Outfielders for 4/13/12Rob McQuown2012-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the MovesChristina Kahrl2009-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Blue JaysJoe Sheehan2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL AddendaChristina Kahrl2008-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Bankers DozenChristina Kahrl2008-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-20
Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Blue Jays Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, AL EastNate Silver2007-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Notes on a MonitorJoe Sheehan2007-09-25
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part OneNate Silver2006-02-08


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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 409 0 0.1 1.3 218 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.1 2.1

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