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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
3 726 .239 .357 .490 126 4.2
Birth Date8-25-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age28 years, 4 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
-0.32015
0.22016
2017
4.32018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 OAK 24 45 112 21 8 1 3 9 31 0 0 0 .206 .268 .392 76 -2.6 -2.1 0.0 -0.3
2016 OAK 25 51 133 21 2 0 2 20 24 0 0 0 .186 .308 .257 86 -1.6 0.3 0.6 0.2
2018 LAN 27 137 481 104 17 2 35 79 131 5 3 0 .263 .391 .582 150 31.0 2.3 -1.2 4.3
Career23372614627340108186530.239.357.49012726.80.5-0.54.2

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 oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 BUR A 64 274 .253 .324 .374 .309 103 8.8 8.1 -5.2 131 1 0.5 -3.5 10.8 1.1
2013 STO A+ 93 428 .256 .332 .409 .295 95 32.9 12.6 -8.1 152 2 -1.7 0.6 25.5 2.9
2013 MID AA 47 197 .250 .313 .384 .289 110 -0.5 5.4 -3.4 114 2 2.1 -1.0 3.3 0.7
2014 MID AA 122 530 .250 .317 .369 .316 103 14 14.6 -7.3 121 1 2.1 -0.7 14.7 2.5
2015 OAK MLB 45 112 .253 .316 .400 .261 99 -1.6 3.0 -0.9 76 25 0.0 -2.1 -2.6 -0.3
2015 NAS AAA 60 243 .271 .335 .410 .351 90 8 6.7 -1.6 93 2 3.4 -0.8 -1.0 0.7
2016 OAK MLB 51 133 .255 .317 .417 .218 95 -5.9 3.8 -0.7 86 21 0.6 0.3 -1.6 0.2
2016 NAS AAA 64 268 .264 .328 .413 .291 95 9.8 7.5 -1.7 113 3 -3.0 -0.5 5.6 0.8
2017 OKL AAA 109 379 .271 .339 .429 .387 102 24.2 11.2 -1.3 124 2 0.1 2.0 13.4 2.5
2018 LAN MLB 137 481 .246 .315 .402 .299 98 38.3 13.5 -4.5 150 17 -1.2 2.3 31.0 4.3
2018 OKL AAA 9 38 .271 .336 .415 .320 97 3.2 1.1 -0.4 120 3 0.2 0.7 1.2 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 BUR A 274 229 34 63 20 2 4 99 23 41 37 3 1 .275 .383 .432 .157 3 0
2013 STO A+ 428 351 67 100 13 1 21 178 76 64 68 1 1 .285 .400 .507 .222 6 0
2013 MID AA 197 172 22 43 12 2 4 71 24 24 34 0 1 .250 .340 .413 .163 1 0
2014 MID AA 530 435 59 115 23 3 7 165 63 87 92 7 2 .264 .385 .379 .115 6
2015 OAK MLB 112 102 14 21 8 1 3 40 9 9 31 0 0 .206 .268 .392 .186 1 0
2015 NAS AAA 243 212 24 58 14 1 4 86 35 26 58 0 1 .274 .350 .406 .132 4 0
2016 OAK MLB 133 113 13 21 2 0 2 29 8 20 24 0 0 .186 .308 .257 .071 0 0
2016 NAS AAA 268 223 34 56 7 2 8 91 26 35 54 5 0 .251 .360 .408 .157 4 1
2017 OKL AAA 379 320 62 99 20 1 12 157 44 54 84 3 6 .309 .414 .491 .181 1 0
2018 OKL AAA 38 32 7 10 2 0 2 18 4 6 5 0 0 .313 .421 .563 .250 0 0
2018 LAN MLB 481 395 75 104 17 2 35 230 79 79 131 3 0 .263 .391 .582 .319 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 481 0.5114 0.4096 0.7513 0.5732 0.2383 0.8652 0.4643 0.2487 -0.0034
2016 552 0.4909 0.3514 0.7835 0.5424 0.1673 0.8844 0.4681 0.2165 0.0000
2018 2035 0.4791 0.3695 0.7074 0.5262 0.2255 0.7973 0.5146 0.2926 0.0000
Career30680.48630.37250.72800.53650.21700.82360.49830.2720-0.0005

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
2014-05-05 2014-05-22 Minors 17 0 - Fingers Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $
2017 LAN $
2016 OAK $
2015 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 27 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by LA Dodgers (minor-league contract). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 4/17/18.
  • 2017. DFA by Oakland 1/3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/10/17. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 4/28/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Oakland 4/25/15.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2012 (5-169) (Baylor). $0.24M signing bonus ($0.2449M slot).

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 315 43 75 16 1 12 43 45 74 2 1 .283 .390 .487 .300 18.4 1B 1, 3B 1 2.2
80o 293 39 66 14 1 11 38 40 71 1 1 .266 .372 .464 .286 12.7 1B 1, 3B 1 1.5
70o 277 35 61 13 1 10 35 36 69 1 1 .258 .361 .449 .275 9.0 1B 1, 3B 1 1.1
60o 263 32 56 12 1 9 32 33 66 1 1 .249 .349 .431 .266 6.1 1B 1, 3B 1 0.8
50o 250 30 50 11 0 8 30 31 64 1 1 .233 .333 .395 .258 3.6 1B 1, 3B 1 0.5
40o 237 28 47 10 0 8 27 28 62 1 1 .229 .326 .395 .250 1.3 1B 1, 3B 1 0.3
30o 223 25 42 9 0 7 25 26 59 1 1 .216 .314 .371 .241 -0.8 1B 1, 3B 0 0.0
20o 207 22 37 8 0 6 22 23 56 1 1 .204 .300 .348 .231 -3.0 1B 1, 3B 0 -0.2
10o 185 19 31 7 0 5 19 19 51 1 0 .190 .277 .325 .216 -5.5 1B 1, 3B 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean2563153111931326511.241.341.423.2624.81B 1, 3B 10.7

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 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
201928286375712093436731.234.335.400.2721.09.2-1.1-1.17.73.70.4
202029253335211193131670.232.331.406.2720.97.8-1.0-1.16.83.10.4
20213020627408072526530.231.335.404.2720.76.5-0.8-0.95.52.70.3
20223121128408072527570.228.333.399.2710.76.3-0.8-1.05.72.50.3
20233215420306051819400.231.333.398.2700.54.4-0.6-0.84.11.70.2
20243315220296051919410.229.333.405.2710.54.4-0.6-0.84.11.80.2
20253412616245041515340.227.327.392.2660.32.9-0.5-0.73.40.70.2
20263510914214041314290.228.330.394.2670.32.7-0.4-0.72.90.90.2
2027369512184031112260.226.328.391.2660.32.2-0.3-0.62.50.60.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year COMP_DRC_PLUS Trend
1 90 Adam Rosales 2010 ?
2 86 Josh Donaldson 2013 ?
3 85 David Adams 2014 ? DNP
4 85 Matt Tuiasosopo 2013 ?
5 85 Scott Sizemore 2012 ? DNP
6 85 Kevin Youkilis 2006 ?
7 84 Scott Moore 2011 ? DNP
8 84 Josh Satin 2012 ?
9 83 Luis Valbuena 2013 ?
10 83 Zelous Wheeler 2014 ?
11 82 Josmil Pinto 2016 ?
12 82 Deibinson Romero 2014 ? DNP
13 81 Antonio Perez 2007 ? DNP
14 81 Jason Rogers 2015 ?
15 81 Jake Smolinski 2016 ?
16 81 Jared Goedert 2012 ? DNP
17 81 Fred Lewis 2008 ?
18 81 Justin Sellers 2013 ?
19 81 Jantzen Witte 2017 ? DNP
20 81 Andy Parrino 2013 ?
21 80 Matt Carpenter 2013 ?
22 80 Danny Worth 2013 ?
23 80 Ben Johnson 2008 ? DNP
24 80 Taylor Featherston 2017 ?
25 80 Todd Frazier 2013 ?
26 80 Eric Campbell 2014 ?
27 80 Russell Mitchell 2012 ? DNP
28 80 Cord Phelps 2014 ?
29 80 Matthew Duffy 2016 ?
30 80 Chris Nowak 2010 ? DNP
31 80 Aaron Cunningham 2013 ? DNP
32 80 Casey McGehee 2010 ?
33 79 Curtis Casali 2016 ?
34 79 Alejandro De Aza 2011 ?
35 79 Ryan Langerhans 2007 ?
36 79 Travis Shaw 2017 ?
37 79 Jayson Nix 2010 ?
38 79 Drew Sutton 2010 ?
39 79 Eric Patterson 2010 ?
40 79 Kory Casto 2009 ? DNP
41 79 Zack Cox 2016 ? DNP
42 79 Michael Choice 2017 ? DNP
43 79 Daniel Muno 2016 ? DNP
44 79 Cole Gillespie 2011 ?
45 79 Alfredo Marte 2016 ? DNP
46 79 Jesus Guzman 2011 ?
47 79 David Freese 2010 ?
48 79 Steve Pearce 2010 ?
49 79 Nolan Reimold 2011 ?
50 79 Jeff Fiorentino 2010 ? DNP
51 78 Ryan Roberts 2008 ?
52 78 Paul McAnulty 2008 ?
53 78 Steve Selsky 2017 ?
54 78 Jordan Danks 2014 ?
55 78 Mark Canha 2016 ?
56 78 Freddy Sandoval 2010 ? DNP
57 78 James D'Antona 2009 ? DNP
58 78 Luke Hughes 2012 ?
59 78 Tyler Collins 2017 ?
60 78 Marc Krauss 2015 ?
61 78 Jake Goebbert 2015 ? DNP
62 78 Chad Huffman 2012 ? DNP
63 78 Chris Gimenez 2010 ?
64 78 Abraham Almonte 2016 ?
65 78 Alex Dickerson 2017 ? DNP
66 78 Brian Buscher 2008 ?
67 78 Ryan Church 2006 ?
68 78 Todd Linden 2007 ?
69 78 Michael Cuddyer 2006 ?
70 78 Michael Taylor 2013 ?
71 78 Josh Rodriguez 2012 ? DNP
72 78 Jordy Mercer 2014 ?
73 78 Brent Morel 2014 ?
74 78 Lee Mitchell 2009 ? DNP
75 78 Collin Cowgill 2013 ?
76 78 Ryan Spilborghs 2007 ?
77 78 Brandon Jones 2011 ? DNP
78 77 Seth Smith 2010 ?
79 77 Todd Self 2006 ? DNP
80 77 Jaff Decker 2017 ?
81 77 Colin Walsh 2017 ? DNP
82 77 Joey Terdoslavich 2016 ? DNP
83 77 Craig Stansberry 2009 ?
84 77 Travis Metcalf 2010 ? DNP
85 77 Terry Tiffee 2006 ?
86 77 Tug Hulett 2010 ? DNP
87 77 Chris McGuiness 2015 ? DNP
88 77 Brandon Boggs 2010 ?
89 77 Trevor Plouffe 2013 ?
90 77 Michael McKenry 2012 ?
91 77 Chris Nelson 2013 ?
92 77 Charles Thomas 2006 ? DNP
93 77 Ben Francisco 2009 ?
94 77 Adron Chambers 2014 ? DNP
95 77 Matt Den Dekker 2015 ?
96 77 Jordan Parraz 2012 ? DNP
97 77 Brian Barton 2009 ? DNP
98 77 Mike Carp 2013 ?
99 77 Daniel Ortmeier 2008 ?
100 77 Dan Nelson 2011 ? DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .182 .250 .182 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .192 .298 .303 ?
18 Split (Multi) .011 .048 .121 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 ?
30 vs L (2016) .200 .200 .200 ?
31 vs R (2016) .185 .313 .259 ?
38 Split (2016) -.015 .113 .059 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 ?

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Max Muncy munched on Triple-A pitching, but that's about where his bat maxes out.
2017 Max Muncy was a first baseman/third baseman in the minors, logging zero innings at second base, but he was thrust into action there by the A's during his debut and will need the versatility to stick in the majors.
2016 Muncy hasn't shown much pop since knocking 21 bombs in the California League in 2013, but the stocky left-handed hitter has an advanced approach at the plate, even if it didn't yield results in his MLB debut. He works counts and is strong enough to drive balls into the gaps. Primarily a first baseman in the minors, Muncy also played some third as a rookie and wasn't terrible. He worked out at second base with Ron Washington toward season's end and was scheduled to see game action there in the Mexican Pacific Winter League to increase his versatility and value. Those plans were interrupted by a rib injury that forced him out after seven games.
2015 The numbers suggest that Muncy left a sock behind in Stockton, which is a problem for a player whose power is supposed to be his carrying tool, but he was raking before a broken middle finger sidelined him for a few weeks and dulled his hitting tools upon return. His patience remained intact, as he led the Texas League in walks by a healthy margin and finished third in on-base percentage. The A's gave him 22 games at third base, but Muncy's body suggests that he will succumb to the funnel of the defensive spectrum and settle at the cold corner long term, putting the pressure on his bat to rebound in 2015.
2014 The power projection for Max Muncy has skyrocketed since he was selected in the fifth round in 2012 thanks to a revamped approach that focuses on pulling pitches on the inner half of the plate.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Max Muncy for real? How would you value him in a dynasty league?
(Lou from Tacoma)
He's mostly for real. He's obviously on the hot streak of his life and that won't continue, but you could say that about most players hitting at his current level. I think his defense will end up being the binding constraint on him. The Dodgers don't love playing him at third and like him at second even less. He's probably best at 1B defensively, which puts more pressure on his bat. (Scooter Hotz)
2018-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you view Max Muncy in a dynasty format? Is he a poor man's Josh Donaldson?
(Bryson from MD)
That's a good comp in a lot of ways, though I'd expect his career arc to be even more narrow. In fact, if I had him under control for several more seasons, I'd look to deal him soon. The landscape is full of guys who came to the majors at a later age and had quick success and then a quick flame out. (Scott Delp)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)That's why I don't gamble.
(John C from Forked River)
If I could explain Max Muncy, I'd have written an article on it by now. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Is Max Muncy this year's Chris Taylor?
(I Have a Problem from Yes)
No, I don't think so. I appreciate that Muncy went home and got back to basics, and think he's a useful player/depth type piece. Taylor was a star last year though, and I don't think Muncy has that type of ceiling. (Craig Goldstein)


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