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Matt Antonelli 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 65 .193 .292 .281 .233 -0.2
Birth Date4-8-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2008 SDN 23 21 65 57 6 11 2 0 1 16 5 11 3 0 0 3 0 0 .193 .292 .281 .233 0.7 -2.9 -0.2
Career21655761120116511300300.193.292.281.2330.7-2.9-0.2

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
2006 FTW A 5 18 .221 .272 .339 .389 .272 .200 122 -0.2 0.1 0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 EUG A- 55 245 .336 .256 .337 .382 .272 .340 101 17.2 6.2 -0.1 -9.5 0.7 24.0 1.6 24.0 1.6
2007 LEL A+ 82 406 .312 .276 .356 .435 .275 .345 105 24 12.5 -1.1 -0.6 2.4 37.8 3.6 37.8 3.6
2007 SAN AA 49 223 .327 .260 .338 .399 .259 .333 94 18.8 7.5 -0.3 -6.6 1.6 27.6 2.1 27.6 2.1
2008 SDN MLB 21 65 .233 .276 .344 .440 .274 .222 91 -1.9 1.9 -0.1 -2.9 0.8 0.7 -0.2 0.7 -0.2
2008 POR AAA 128 540 .233 .280 .352 .452 .261 .251 104 -16.3 16.5 -0.9 -8.1 0.7 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -0.8
2009 POR AAA 59 219 .245 .275 .341 .422 .274 .210 88 -3.5 6.3 -0.3 0.0 1.1 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 PDR Rk 1 2 .000 .318 .373 .464 .331 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 HAR AA 4 15 .217 .250 .313 .353 .256 .357 82 -0.7 0.4 0 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2011 SYR AAA 86 359 .300 .260 .329 .403 .257 .342 96 16.9 11.1 1.2 3.8 -4.0 25.2 2.8 25.2 2.8
2012 NOR AAA 29 116 .259 .258 .325 .390 .250 .261 94 -0.2 3.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2012 SWB AAA 15 67 .211 .253 .323 .381 .249 .216 107 -3.7 2.0 -0.1 0.9 0.0 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2013 COH AAA 3 8 .141 .181 .286 .265 .208 .000 101 -1 0.2 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -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
2006 EUG A- 245 38 54 12 1 0 22 46 31 9 1 .286 .433 .360 .074 .336 24.0 -9.5 1.6
2006 FTW A 18 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 .125 .222 .312 .188 .221 0.0 0.2 0.0
2007 LEL A+ 406 89 109 14 4 14 54 53 58 18 6 .314 .411 .499 .184 .312 37.8 -0.6 3.6
2007 SAN AA 223 34 55 11 1 7 24 30 36 10 3 .294 .400 .476 .182 .327 27.6 -6.6 2.1
2008 SDN MLB 65 6 11 2 0 1 3 5 11 0 0 .193 .292 .281 .088 .233 0.7 -2.9 -0.2
2008 POR AAA 540 62 97 19 4 7 39 76 86 6 4 .215 .338 .322 .106 .233 0.0 -8.1 -0.8
2009 POR AAA 219 25 37 11 2 4 22 26 30 1 1 .196 .297 .339 .143 .245 3.6 0.0 0.4
2010 PDR Rk 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2011 HAR AA 15 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .400 .067 .217 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2011 SYR AAA 359 44 89 19 3 8 30 47 59 6 6 .297 .393 .460 .163 .300 25.2 3.8 2.8
2012 SWB AAA 67 11 12 1 1 1 4 5 9 0 0 .197 .269 .295 .098 .211 -1.8 0.9 -0.1
2012 NOR AAA 116 11 19 4 0 1 7 19 23 1 2 .204 .357 .280 .075 .259 3.7 0.1 0.4
2013 COH AAA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .141 -0.8 -0.2 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 233 0.5708 0.4077 0.8105 0.5564 0.2100 0.8784 0.5714 0.1895 119 0.001698
Career2330.57080.40770.81050.55640.210.87840.57140.18951190.0017

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
2011-04-06 2011-05-10 Minors 34 30 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-30 2010-10-04 60-DL 157 140 Left Wrist Recovery From Surgery Hamate 2010-04-29
2010-04-06 2010-04-30 Minors 24 0 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2010-04-29
2009-08-16 2009-09-08 Minors 23 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-07-22 2009-08-06 Minors 15 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-09 2009-05-12 Minors 33 0 Right Thigh Strain -
2009-02-26 2009-02-26 Camp 0 0 Knee Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CLE $
2012 BAL $
2011 WAS $
2010 SDN $
2009 SDN $
2008 SDN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 13 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/27/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 4/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/11. Claimed off waivers by NY Yankees 5/17/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 5/13/12. DFA by NY Yankees 7/1/12. Released 7/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/17/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/10. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 9/1/08.
  • Drafted 2006 (1-17) (Wake Forest). $1.575M signing bonus.

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 The former San Diego Padres second baseman of the future is now joining his second organization since the Pads gave up on him, but he once held a lot of promise and is still just 27 years old. The O's liked him enough to hand him a major league deal in the hopes that he'll impress in spring training and make the team as a utility infielder. After two miserable seasons at Triple-A for San Diego, Antonelli played well there for the Nationals in 2011, displaying his usually excellent patience to go with a power resurgence and contact hitting adeptness. He definitely has a chance to contribute in Baltimore and certainly can't be any worse than the Cesar Izturis/Blake Davis types they've been using in the backup infielder role.
2011 Antonelli had more doctors' appointments than plate appearances last season, a shame given that the floundering former prospect performed well in the spring before being shut down. An injury to the hamate bone in his left hand required surgery after the Padres tried the rest-and-rehab route, and setbacks kept him from returning for more than a single game. Antonelli has always had noteworthy strike-zone recognition and some thump for a middle infielder, but has yet to conquer Triple-A and will be 26 in April; time is running out. The Padres non-tendered him in December, and he will serve as Triple-A depth for the Nationals this season.
2010 Antonelli seemed on his way to stardom after being the Padres' first-round draft pick in 2006, but after reaching Triple-A in 2007 nothing has been the same. Antonelli bulked up before his first season at Portland, and it cost him both bat and foot speed, and last season he missed considerable time to leg problems. He's now had two brutal seasons in a row, hitting a combined .209/.336/.306 in 610 at-bats, as he's been tinkering with his swing for so long now that he's eons from where he used to be mechanically. He can still draw a walk but that can't offset his total lack of power. He will go back to Triple-A this season, but it's difficult to envision him being anything more than a bench player in the major leagues, if that.
2009 After scoring 123 runs in 131 games across two levels with 21 homers and 28 steals, Antonelli looked like one of the brightest prospects in the system coming into the year, but he stumbled out of the gate at Triple-A after tinkering with his swing, and his game completely collapsed. The downward spiral was even worse than it appears; the horrible numbers in that slash line were only achieved with a surge in the final month. The tools are still there, but 2008 delayed his arrival for at least a year. The Padres are hoping he figures things out, because their alternatives at the keystone are few.
2008 Padres prospects come through some very good hitting environments, which makes evaluating them problematic; keep that in mind throughout this chapter. Antonelli was the 17th overall pick in 2006, and is a line-drive hitter whose work-the-count approach is a good fit for Petco. He played third in college, but with an organizational logjam at the hot corner, the Pads have tried to make him a second baseman. So far he's survived, but his defense is a work in progress, with a good arm and lateral range, but problems on the pivot.
2007 A first-rounder picked out of Wake Forrest last summer, Matt Antonelli has a good eye and quick hands; if he pans out, his upside is as a good-hitting second baseman.

BP Articles

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The BP Wayback Machine: The 2007 Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2015-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-01
Pebble Hunting: The Saddest Age-27 Seasons of 2012Sam Miller2013-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Three Giant Draft PicksGeoff Young2012-10-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: The Ones We Got WrongDerek Carty2012-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: El Caballo Rides Out EastR.J. Anderson2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: La Casa SuciaGeoff Young2012-05-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: First BasemenDerek Carty2012-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason PreviewJason Collette2012-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason PreviewR.J. Anderson2012-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessHeartburn Hardball: The Race to the Bottom in 2012Jonathan Bernhardt2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Is There a Draft in Here, or is that Just 2006?Geoff Young2011-09-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Impact of September Call-upsJason Collette2011-08-26
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 1Kevin Goldstein2011-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bracing For a ReturnWill Carroll2010-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: We Three GiantsChristina Kahrl2010-03-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Depth Chart/PFM Update, Part 2Clay Davenport2010-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: I Can See Clearly Now?Will Carroll2009-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: San Diego PadresWill Carroll2009-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL West MovesChristina Kahrl2009-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL Two Steps BackKevin Goldstein2008-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Playing it Out and Looking AheadJohn Perrotto2008-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-09-06
Prospectus Today: San Diego's Setback SeasonJoe Sheehan2008-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 100 Update, The First 50Kevin Goldstein2008-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchMarc Normandin2008-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Mock Blockbuster, Part IIDayn Perry2008-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Looking Way AheadJoe Sheehan2008-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: College Weekend PreviewBryan Smith2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Second BasemenNate Silver2008-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL WestKevin Goldstein2008-04-01
Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2008-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The InfieldersMarc Normandin2008-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-02-21
Top 100 Prospects: The Best of the BestKevin Goldstein2008-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Making Waves in the WestsChristina Kahrl2007-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL WestNate Silver2007-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2007-10-04
Future Shock: Great Leaps Forward, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Positional Rankings - Second BaseKevin Goldstein2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-07-16
Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-07-10
Wait 'Til Next Year: Cape Cod League HittersBryan Smith2007-07-08
Prospectus Today: Dunn DealsJoe Sheehan2007-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL WestKevin Goldstein2007-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2007-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL WestKevin Goldstein2007-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Column ReversersJim Baker2007-02-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is this a make or break year for Matt Antonelli?
(Craig B. from Quincy, MA)
Yes. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Caleb, what is your opinion on Matt Antonelli, he's struggling. Do you see the Padres resigning Iguchi because of this?
(HeAdFiRsT from Michigan)
I don't know a whole lot about Antonelli beyond what I've read from Kevin Goldstein and in the annual, but Iguchi... He hasn't been above-average since his rookie season, and hasn't shown much at all this year. I think he's on a serious downslope, and I'd be surprised if they resigned him. I guess it's possible if they need one more year of a stopgap, though. (Caleb Peiffer)


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