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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .234 7 25 27 0 .220 -1.2
Birth Date11-29-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.62013
-0.12014
2015
2016
0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2004 TOR 22 17 57 52 2 11 2 0 0 13 2 8 2 1 0 6 1 0 .212 .263 .250 .196 -2.2 -0.5 -0.3
2005 TOR 23 12 39 36 3 7 2 0 0 9 2 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 .194 .256 .250 .181 -1.7 -0.3 -0.2
2006 SEA 24 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2007 TEX 25 9 11 10 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .455 .500 .340 1.8 -0.4 0.1
2008 BAL 26 56 148 134 12 25 5 0 2 36 12 34 1 0 1 14 0 0 .187 .259 .269 .183 -6.1 1.0 -0.5
2009 SEA 27 4 15 14 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .209 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2010 SEA 28 2 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .257 0.3 -0.6 -0.0
2012 BOS 30 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1
2013 SFN 31 43 95 86 5 16 7 0 1 26 5 21 1 1 2 6 0 0 .186 .237 .302 .190 -3.3 -1.9 -0.6
2014 SFN 32 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Career148379346246918039622855243410.199.256.277.190-13.2-2.9-1.7

Statistics for All Levels

'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
1999 MED Rk 0 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .257 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HAG A 0 156 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 QUE A- 0 227 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CWV A 82 303 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUN A+ 111 460 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SYR AAA 13 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 108 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 17 57 .196 .267 .339 .428 .259 .244 108 -4 1.7 0.8 -0.5 -0.6 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2004 SYR AAA 76 288 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 12 39 .181 .269 .338 .426 .267 .304 106 -3.3 1.1 0.4 -0.3 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2005 DUN A+ 11 43 .184 .246 .281 .422 .221 .250 111 -0.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2005 SYR AAA 25 94 .251 .273 .328 .431 .247 .224 113 -1 2.8 1.4 -1.2 -0.7 2.6 0.1 2.6 0.1
2006 SEA MLB 1 2 -.007 .191 .304 .315 .220 .000 98 -0.6 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2006 SAN AA 16 68 .336 .260 .350 .394 .287 .196 80 2.2 0.8 0.5 -0.3 -0.5 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2006 TAC AAA 38 153 .272 .281 .352 .441 .272 .368 103 1.9 4.4 1.4 -3.8 -1.7 6.0 0.2 6.0 0.2
2007 TEX MLB 9 11 .340 .282 .343 .511 .294 .500 92 1 0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.3 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2007 OKL AAA 71 278 .247 .274 .339 .425 .259 .312 102 -4 8.4 5.1 -12.8 -6.7 2.7 -1.0 2.7 -1.0
2008 BAL MLB 56 148 .183 .257 .326 .403 .253 .235 106 -12.3 4.3 2.5 1.0 -0.6 -6.1 -0.5 -6.1 -0.5
2009 SEA MLB 4 15 .209 .279 .328 .450 .262 .364 105 -0.8 0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 WTN AA 47 171 .250 .259 .331 .390 .267 .260 96 -1.8 4.8 2.9 -2.2 -0.8 5.1 0.3 5.1 0.3
2009 TAC AAA 13 50 .198 .290 .353 .461 .280 .275 104 -3.4 1.5 0.9 -0.4 -0.6 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2010 SEA MLB 2 7 .257 .243 .335 .425 .267 .333 108 0 0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.0 0.3 -0.0 0.3 -0.0
2010 WTN AA 68 263 .275 .261 .334 .390 .264 .357 100 4.3 8.0 3.7 -1.5 -3.9 12.2 1.1 12.2 1.1
2010 TAC AAA 28 98 .268 .287 .360 .458 .277 .342 97 0.8 3.0 1.8 -0.7 -1.3 4.3 0.3 4.3 0.3
2011 TUC AAA 76 278 .225 .294 .360 .465 .268 .301 108 -11.4 8.6 4.2 -6.3 -1.0 0.4 -0.6 0.4 -0.6
2012 BOS MLB 2 2 -.005 .283 .336 .542 .283 .000 98 -0.5 0.1 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2012 TAC AAA 89 347 .300 .283 .343 .434 .268 .315 95 15.7 10.3 6.1 -7.6 -0.1 32.0 2.4 32.0 2.4
2012 LAR Wnt 38 144 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 43 95 .190 .256 .314 .401 .257 .231 101 -6.4 2.5 1.4 -1.9 -0.8 -3.3 -0.6 -3.3 -0.6
2013 FRE AAA 14 42 .286 .272 .343 .407 .263 .357 102 1.2 1.2 0.7 0.2 -0.1 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2014 SFN MLB 2 3 -.007 .222 .256 .363 .222 .000 93 -0.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 69 252 .218 .280 .342 .440 .268 .335 97 -11.8 7.4 4.2 -5.1 -2.7 -2.8 -0.8 -2.8 -0.8
2015 SAC AAA 27 99 .204 .276 .344 .414 .269 .282 100 -5.8 2.7 1.6 -1.1 -0.2 -1.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.3
2016 COH AAA 75 297 .266 .253 .316 .378 .254 .311 104 1.8 8.3 2.2 -12.5 -2.8 9.5 -0.3 9.5 -0.3

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
1999 MED Rk 230 25 46 7 0 9 28 18 55 0 2 .221 .296 .385 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 QUE A- 227 27 44 9 0 5 29 27 48 1 2 .224 .330 .347 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HAG A 156 14 22 4 0 1 12 16 44 0 1 .162 .269 .213 .051 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CWV A 303 25 52 12 0 7 25 29 67 5 1 .199 .287 .326 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SYR AAA 49 7 10 4 0 1 6 3 14 0 0 .222 .265 .378 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DUN A+ 460 50 107 28 1 12 68 35 91 1 0 .260 .330 .421 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 434 63 104 27 0 20 79 45 83 0 0 .282 .377 .518 .236 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 57 2 11 2 0 0 6 2 8 1 0 .212 .263 .250 .038 .196 -2.2 -0.5 -0.3
2004 SYR AAA 288 32 58 19 1 8 32 28 54 0 0 .227 .311 .404 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SYR AAA 94 11 19 3 0 6 18 9 19 0 0 .229 .312 .482 .253 .251 2.6 -1.2 0.1
2005 DUN A+ 43 4 9 1 0 2 6 2 8 0 0 .237 .326 .421 .184 .184 -0.6 0.1 -0.1
2005 TOR MLB 39 3 7 2 0 0 4 2 13 0 0 .194 .256 .250 .056 .181 -1.7 -0.3 -0.2
2006 SEA MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2006 TAC AAA 153 15 42 8 0 3 28 11 29 0 0 .304 .364 .428 .123 .272 6.0 -3.8 0.2
2006 SAN AA 68 5 12 3 0 3 9 3 15 0 0 .188 .235 .375 .188 .336 3.0 -0.3 0.3
2007 OKL AAA 278 22 69 16 0 6 33 15 52 0 0 .266 .308 .398 .131 .247 2.7 -12.8 -1.0
2007 TEX MLB 11 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .400 .455 .500 .100 .340 1.8 -0.4 0.1
2008 BAL MLB 148 12 25 5 0 2 14 12 34 0 0 .187 .259 .269 .082 .183 -6.1 1.0 -0.5
2009 TAC AAA 50 2 12 2 0 1 6 0 9 0 0 .250 .240 .354 .104 .198 -1.6 -0.4 -0.2
2009 SEA MLB 15 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .209 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2009 WTN AA 171 18 38 9 1 5 25 11 25 0 0 .242 .296 .408 .166 .250 5.1 -2.2 0.3
2010 WTN AA 263 24 66 17 1 5 35 21 59 0 2 .282 .350 .427 .145 .275 12.2 -1.5 1.1
2010 TAC AAA 98 13 27 5 1 2 11 6 16 0 0 .297 .347 .440 .143 .268 4.3 -0.7 0.3
2010 SEA MLB 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .143 .257 0.3 -0.6 -0.0
2011 TUC AAA 278 33 60 18 2 5 44 20 67 0 1 .240 .296 .388 .148 .225 0.4 -6.3 -0.6
2012 BOS MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1
2012 TAC AAA 347 45 84 15 1 15 52 36 70 0 0 .278 .362 .483 .205 .300 32.0 -7.6 2.4
2012 LAR Wnt 144 7 33 2 0 2 11 10 31 1 0 .252 .315 .313 .061 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 95 5 16 7 0 1 6 5 21 0 0 .186 .237 .302 .116 .190 -3.3 -1.9 -0.6
2013 FRE AAA 42 2 10 2 0 0 8 6 7 0 0 .294 .405 .353 .059 .286 2.9 0.2 0.3
2014 SFN MLB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.007 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA 252 22 64 13 1 3 23 8 56 0 0 .267 .295 .367 .100 .218 -2.8 -5.1 -0.8
2015 SAC AAA 99 5 22 4 0 0 11 7 13 0 0 .247 .303 .292 .045 .204 -1.7 -1.1 -0.3
2016 COH AAA 297 41 72 17 0 11 38 16 68 0 0 .264 .314 .447 .183 .266 9.5 -12.5 -0.3

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 549 0.5355 0.4827 0.7509 0.6259 0.3176 0.8641 0.4938 0.2491 225 0.000132
2009 46 0.4565 0.5000 0.6957 0.7619 0.2800 0.8125 0.4286 0.3043 17 0.002783
2010 26 0.6154 0.5000 0.6923 0.6875 0.2000 0.7273 0.5000 0.3077 12 -0.001133
2012 8 0.5000 0.5000 0.5000 0.7500 0.2500 0.6667 0.0000 0.5000 3 -0.000084
2013 339 0.4749 0.5044 0.7661 0.6522 0.3708 0.8667 0.6061 0.2339 144 -0.003265
2014 11 0.6364 0.6364 0.8571 0.7143 0.5000 0.8000 1.0000 0.1429 2 0.000115
Career9790.51380.49340.75120.6450.33260.85660.53140.2488177.2022-0.001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-17 2011-06-24 Minors 7 7 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2010-05-06 2010-05-13 Minors 7 0 Left Knee Sprain Sliding -
2009-08-25 2009-09-08 Minors 14 0 Left Wrist Not Disclosed -
2005-04-09 2005-07-12 Minors 94 89 Trunk Surgery Collapsed Lung -
2004-05-06 2004-06-29 Minors 54 0 Left Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 CLE $
2015 SFN $
2014 SFN $
2013 SFN $575,000
2008 BAL $400,000
2007 TEX $380,000
2006 SEA $327,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,682,500
4 yrTotal$1,682,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 13 dBoras Corp.1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/15/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/12/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 11/14/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 11/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 11/22/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.575M in majors. Contract purchased by San Francisco 3/30/13. DFA by San Francisco 8/8/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/11 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Boston in trade from Seattle 9/3/12. Contract purchased by Boston 9/4/12. DFA by Boston 10/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/10/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/5/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 9/14/10. Refused assignment by Seattle 11/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Released by Baltimore 3/09. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 4/18/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 5/26/09. DFA by Seattle 6/19/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/6/07. Sent outright to Triple-A 12/10/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/06. DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 4/07. Contract purchased by Texas 9/3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3275M (2006). Claimed by Seattle off waivers from Toronto 3/06. DFA by Seattle 4/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Toronto 2/05.
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased by Toronto 11/02. Re-signed by Toronto 3/03.
  • Signed by Toronto 1998 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $1.2M signing bonus.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20183614716307031510380.228.287.359.218-1.0-1.9-0.40.93.8-6.3-7.2
2019377991740285200.228.286.361.218-0.5-1.0-0.20.52.0-3.4-3.7
2020386771430274180.225.279.357.215-0.5-1.1-0.20.41.7-3.1-3.1
2021396571430274170.226.282.358.216-0.4-1.1-0.20.41.7-2.9-3.0
2022405561020164140.224.280.353.214-0.4-1.0-0.10.31.4-2.6-2.6
2023414951020153130.222.279.350.213-0.4-0.9-0.10.31.3-2.4-2.3
202442465920153120.222.277.346.211-0.3-1.0-0.10.21.2-2.3-2.2
202543485920153130.219.276.340.210-0.4-1.1-0.10.21.2-2.5-2.2
202644475920153130.219.276.340.209-0.4-1.1-0.10.21.2-2.4-2.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 69)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 Chris Coste 2008 .262
2 82 Pedro Swann 2006 .000 DNP
3 80 Corky Miller 2011 .000 DNP
4 78 Sal Fasano 2007 .185
5 77 Mike Cervenak 2012 .000 DNP
6 77 Chris Widger 2006 .185
7 77 Nick Green 2014 .000 DNP
8 77 Pete Orr 2014 .000 DNP
9 77 Matt Kata 2013 .000 DNP
10 77 Chad Moeller 2010 .224
11 76 Chad Mottola 2007 .000 DNP
12 76 Doug Bernier 2015 .268
13 75 Scott McClain 2007 .125
14 75 Ken Huckaby 2006 .069
15 75 Josh Wilson 2016 .000 DNP
16 74 Erik Kratz 2015 .197
17 73 Jay Gibbons 2012 .000 DNP
18 72 Xavier Nady 2014 .212
19 72 Mike Fontenot 2015 .000 DNP
20 71 Koyie Hill 2014 .209
21 71 Justin Christian 2015 .000 DNP
22 71 Brian Burgamy 2016 .000 DNP
23 71 Wil Nieves 2013 .246
24 70 Cody Ransom 2011 .189
25 70 Chris Woodward 2011 .020
26 69 Greg Norton 2008 .284
27 69 Russ Johnson 2008 .000 DNP
28 69 Joe McEwing 2008 .000 DNP
29 69 Fernando Tatis 2010 .235
30 68 Darnell McDonald 2014 .000 DNP
31 68 Alfredo Amezaga 2013 .000 DNP
32 68 Todd Greene 2006 .275
33 68 Dewayne Wise 2013 .211
34 68 Mike Matheny 2006 .211
35 67 Buck Martinez 1984 .252
36 67 Jason LaRue 2009 .215
37 67 Ryan Roberts 2016 .000 DNP
38 67 Henry Blanco 2007 .175
39 67 Greg Myers 2001 .257
40 67 Jose Molina 2010 .228
41 67 Rod Barajas 2011 .261
42 67 Terry Kennedy 1991 .217
43 67 Joe Oliver 2001 .224
44 67 Jamie Quirk 1990 .287
45 67 Adam Melhuse 2007 .194
46 67 Steve Yeager 1984 .239
47 67 Tomas Perez 2009 .000 DNP
48 67 Andy Etchebarren 1978 .392
49 67 Damian Miller 2005 .255
50 67 Del Rice 1958 .213
51 67 Ellie Hendricks 1976 .213
52 66 Luis Figueroa 2009 .000 DNP
53 66 Jerry McNertney 1972 .234
54 66 Matt Treanor 2011 .247
55 66 Tom Pagnozzi 1998 .207
56 66 Phil Masi 1951 .275
57 66 Yorvit Torrealba 2014 .000 DNP
58 66 Greg Dobbs 2014 .148
59 66 Bo Diaz 1988 .202
60 66 Bob Swift 1950 .222
61 66 J. C. Martin 1972 .204
62 66 Quinton McCracken 2006 .225
63 66 Adam Hyzdu 2007 .000 DNP
64 65 Gus Triandos 1966 .000 DNP
65 65 Rick Dempsey 1985 .285
66 65 Mike DiFelice 2004 .110
67 65 Mike Macfarlane 1999 .213
68 65 Clyde McCullough 1952 .268
69 65 Chris Richard 2009 .161
70 65 Brook Fordyce 2005 .000 DNP
71 65 Benito Santiago 2000 .238
72 65 Jeff Reed 1998 .267
73 65 Clyde Kluttz 1953 .000 DNP
74 65 Jim Sundberg 1986 .235
75 65 Bill Haselman 2001 .226
76 65 Mike Lamb 2011 .000 DNP
77 65 Franklin Stubbs 1996 .000 DNP
78 65 Mike Heath 1990 .255
79 65 Andy Tracy 2009 .337
80 65 Bob Stinson 1981 .000 DNP
81 65 Phil Roof 1976 .185
82 65 Jeff Newman 1984 .214
83 65 David Newhan 2009 .000 DNP
84 65 Alan Ashby 1987 .293
85 64 Chris Cannizzaro 1973 .238
86 64 Gary Bennett 2007 .201
87 64 Chad Kreuter 2000 .285
88 64 Jim Hegan 1956 .252
89 64 Todd Pratt 2002 .333
90 64 Tony Eusebio 2002 .000 DNP
91 64 Jose Morales 1980 .294
92 64 Tim Laker 2005 -.001
93 64 Don Slaught 1994 .254
94 64 Lenny Webster 2000 .172
95 64 Gerald Laird 2015 .007
96 64 Aaron Boone 2008 .239
97 64 Herbert Perry 2005 .000 DNP
98 64 Tony Pena 1992 .221
99 64 Johnny Edwards 1973 .254
100 64 Paul Bako 2007 .190

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Journeyman catcher Guillermo Quiroz stepped in as Buster Posey’s backup when Hector Sanchez hit the DL; he was adequate, and then he was DFA'd.
2013 A card-carrying member of the international Brotherhood of Back-Up Catchers, Triple-A Division, Guillermo Quiroz has posted positive WARP figures twice in parts of eight seasons in the majors: 0.1 both times.
2011 Thanks to the two hits he managed in his seven September plate appearances, Guillermo Quiroz was the only Mariners catcher to finish with a positive VORP. The seven-year major-league veteran sports a .192 career TAv, so the 40 plate appearances he’s averaged per season sounds about right.
2010 Guillermo Quiroz hasn't hit in years, but maybe one day the same capriciousness that favors Koyie Hill or Wil Nieves, or Omir Santos will smile on him.
2009 You don't expect much offense from a backup catcher; it's in the nature of the beast. Oriole fans have gotten to used to an exceptionally uninspiring display, as Quiroz becomes the fourth Oriole backup backstop in five years who failed to deliver even a .200 EqA. It isn't clear whether he'll be an O or an ex-O in 2009, but you can be pretty sure that he'll remain an offensive zero.
2008 Once seen as the Blue Jays' Catcher of the Future, Guillermo Quiroz has struggled through four straight injury-plagued seasons and will try to stick in Baltimore this spring
2007 Picked up on waivers from Toronto, Quiroz saw just how much his stock dropped when the Mariners sent him down to Double-A in July. Still, he showed a little life with the bat at Triple-A, and his defensive reputation remains intact. A free agent, he signed a one-year major league contract with the Rangers. He`ll compete with Miguel Ojeda for the backup job behind Gerald Laird.
2006 Quiroz struggled in his first exposure to Triple-A in 2004, and wasn`t helped any by questions about his conditioning or a broken hand that cost him serious playing time. But things only got worse in 2005: he suffered an upper back/shoulder injury, and also had to deal with a second collapsed lung, the same ailment that afflicted him in 2003. So what was supposed to be a year in which he bounced back instead saw him limited to 177 PAs before heading off to the Arizona Fall League, where he didn`t hit. He still showed good power in his limited time, and will be in the major league mix this year, assuming he can keep both lungs inflated.
2005 Injuries marred Quiroz's progress for a second straight season. A pitched ball broke a bone in his left hand, costing him a couple of months and dampening his output when he came back. He's still regarded as a good defensive catcher, even though his caught-stealing numbers dipped. As a hitter, he'll rely on his extra-base power, putting runs on the board without reaching a .280 average. Likely to be underrated throughout his career, which will begin for real in July.
2004 One of the things about signing Latin talent young is that you don't know what you'll get. Some people had written off Quiroz, years early considering his youth. Now, after two years of dramatic improvement at the plate, he's one of the best catching prospects in the game. The advantage of having the Myers-Cash arrangement in the big leagues ahead of him is that he'll get the time to consolidate his gains from the last two years. It's easy to get fired up and think "Lance Parrish": Quiroz has one of the best arms in the game, handles pitchers well, and while he won't match Joe Mauer's all-around potential, he has the 30-homer potential Mauer may never develop.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Only after drafting Ramon Hernandez did it strike me that, if he looks anything like he did in 2006, the O's could move him. What do you think?
(Sully from Los Angeles, CA)
I'd say you're quite right, and it isn't like the difference between Hernandez and Guillermo Quiroz is going to make all the difference between 63 wins and 62. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What will be the sleeper transaction of this offseason?
(Matt from SF, CA)
Off the top of my head, I still really like the Orioles signing Guillermo Quiroz. Given some time, I'm sure there's something better; Quiroz is just one of those guys I haven't given up on long after everyone else has moved to some other flavor of Kool-Aid. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2004 mlb 1014 -.000 -0.0 520 .002 -0.3 6 .000 .001 -0.0 -0.3 -0.5
2005 mlb 663 .000 0.0 350 -.000 0.0 12 .030 .001 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
2005 afa 0 .000 0.0 90 -.000 0.0 3 -.018 .000 0.0 0.0 0.1
2005 aaa 0 .000 0.0 985 .003 -0.6 20 .005 .003 -0.1 -0.7 -1.2
2006 mlb 75 .002 0.0 37 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 aaa 2493 -.008 -3.0 1426 .001 -0.4 23 -.045 .001 0.6 -2.7 -3.8
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 272 -.001 0.1 5 -.016 .000 0.0 0.1 -0.3
2007 mlb 274 -.004 -0.2 165 -.000 0.0 4 .058 .001 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4
2007 aaa 5383 -.012 -9.9 3099 .000 -0.4 61 .052 -.001 -2.0 -12.2 -12.8
2008 mlb 2570 .012 4.2 1777 .004 -2.2 35 .006 .006 -0.1 1.9 1.0
2009 aax 3476 -.002 -1.1 2174 .001 -0.9 41 -.003 .000 0.1 -1.9 -2.2
2009 mlb 255 .008 0.3 184 .007 -0.3 1 .004 -.002 0.0 -0.0 -0.1
2009 aaa 1104 .001 0.2 653 .000 -0.1 14 .037 .000 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4
2010 aaa 1560 -.003 -0.6 790 .001 -0.1 16 -.010 .000 0.1 -0.6 -0.7
2010 mlb 137 -.010 -0.2 83 .017 -0.3 2 -.004 .001 0.0 -0.5 -0.6
2010 aax 4553 -.002 -1.5 2685 -.000 0.4 49 -.019 -.014 0.7 -0.3 -1.5
2011 aaa 5248 -.002 -1.7 3276 .002 -2.3 71 .013 .003 -0.6 -4.5 -6.3
2012 aaa 6532 -.002 -1.9 3917 .002 -3.0 59 .040 -.001 -1.4 -6.4 -7.6
2012 mlb 12 -.005 -0.0 17 .047 -0.2 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.2 -0.2
2013 mlb 1495 -.007 -1.5 990 .004 -1.0 19 -.016 .003 0.2 -2.3 -1.9
2013 aaa 627 -.002 -0.2 343 -.000 0.0 6 .002 -.000 -0.0 -0.2 0.2
2014 aaa 4494 -.003 -1.8 2714 .001 -0.5 50 .071 .001 -2.4 -4.6 -5.1
2014 mlb 54 -.009 -0.1 38 -.011 0.1 0 .000 -.002 -0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 aaa 1908 -.002 -0.5 1135 .001 -0.2 32 -.008 .002 0.2 -0.6 -1.1
2016 aaa 3730 -.017 -9.7 0 .000 0.0 38 .005 .000 -0.1 -9.8 -12.5

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