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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
562 .245 25 81 73 3 121 2.7
Birth Date8-25-1990
Height6' 0"
Weight218 lbs
Age29 years, 1 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.32015
0.32016
2017
3.92018
2.72019
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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 78 -2.5 -2.1 0.0 -0.3
2016 OAK 25 51 133 21 2 0 2 20 24 0 0 0 .186 .308 .257 91 -1.1 0.3 0.6 0.3
2018 LAN 27 137 481 104 17 2 35 79 131 5 3 0 .263 .391 .582 146 27.9 2.3 -1.2 3.9
2019 LAN 28 141 589 122 22 1 35 90 149 8 4 1 .251 .374 .515 131 26.7 4.1 7.2 5.1
Career3741315268494751983351371.244.364.50112850.94.66.69.1

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 BUR A MID 64 274 .253 .324 .374 .309 102 8.9 8.1 -5.2 134 0 0.5 -3.5 9.9 1.0
2013 STO A+ CAL 93 428 .256 .332 .409 .295 90 35.2 12.1 -7.8 148 0 -1.7 0.6 11.4 1.5
2013 MID AA TEX 47 197 .250 .313 .384 .289 107 0.1 5.4 -3.4 113 0 2.1 -1.0 -2.0 0.1
2014 MID AA TEX 122 530 .250 .317 .369 .316 101 15.5 14.6 -7.3 124 0 2.1 -0.7 4.0 1.4
2015 OAK MLB AL 45 112 .253 .316 .400 .261 102 -1.8 3.0 -0.9 78 13 0.0 -2.1 -2.5 -0.3
2015 NAS AAA PCL 60 243 .271 .335 .410 .351 90 8.3 6.7 -1.6 102 0 3.4 -0.8 -3.6 0.4
2016 OAK MLB AL 51 133 .255 .317 .417 .218 97 -6.1 3.8 -0.7 91 11 0.6 0.3 -1.1 0.3
2016 NAS AAA PCL 64 268 .264 .328 .413 .291 92 11 7.5 -1.7 106 0 -3.0 -0.5 -2.2 0.0
2017 OKL AAA PCL 109 379 .271 .339 .429 .387 104 23.1 11.2 -1.3 136 0 0.1 2.0 18.4 3.0
2018 LAN MLB NL 137 481 .246 .315 .402 .299 97 39 13.5 -4.5 146 9 -1.2 2.3 27.9 3.9
2018 OKL AAA PCL 9 38 .271 .336 .415 .320 97 3.2 1.1 -0.4 127 0 0.2 0.7 1.4 0.3
2019 LAN MLB NL 141 589 .253 .321 .437 .283 96 34.2 17.8 -3.6 131 7 7.2 4.1 26.7 5.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 BUR A MID 274 229 34 63 20 2 4 99 23 41 37 3 1 .275 .383 .432 .157 3 0
2013 STO A+ CAL 428 351 67 100 13 1 21 178 76 64 68 1 1 .285 .400 .507 .222 6 0
2013 MID AA TEX 197 172 22 43 12 2 4 71 24 24 34 0 1 .250 .340 .413 .163 1 0
2014 MID AA TEX 530 435 59 115 23 3 7 165 63 87 92 7 2 .264 .385 .379 .115 6
2015 OAK MLB AL 112 102 14 21 8 1 3 40 9 9 31 0 0 .206 .268 .392 .186 1 0
2015 NAS AAA PCL 243 212 24 58 14 1 4 86 35 26 58 0 1 .274 .350 .406 .132 4 0
2016 OAK MLB AL 133 113 13 21 2 0 2 29 8 20 24 0 0 .186 .308 .257 .071 0 0
2016 NAS AAA PCL 268 223 34 56 7 2 8 91 26 35 54 5 0 .251 .360 .408 .157 4 1
2017 OKL AAA PCL 379 320 62 99 20 1 12 157 44 54 84 3 6 .309 .414 .491 .181 1 0
2018 LAN MLB NL 481 395 75 104 17 2 35 230 79 79 131 3 0 .263 .391 .582 .319 2 0
2018 OKL AAA PCL 38 32 7 10 2 0 2 18 4 6 5 0 0 .313 .421 .563 .250 0 0
2019 LAN MLB NL 589 487 101 122 22 1 35 251 98 90 149 4 1 .251 .374 .515 .265 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 481 0.5073 0.4096 0.7513 0.5820 0.2321 0.8662 0.4545 0.2487 -0.0034
2016 552 0.4783 0.3514 0.7835 0.5417 0.1771 0.8881 0.4902 0.2165 0.0000
2018 2035 0.4786 0.3695 0.7074 0.5277 0.2243 0.8093 0.4874 0.2926 0.0000
2019 2521 0.4740 0.4006 0.7099 0.6084 0.2134 0.7758 0.5406 0.2901 0.0000
Career55890.47900.38520.71980.57020.21540.80690.50880.2802-0.0003

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
2019 LAN $575,000
2018 LAN $
2017 LAN $
2016 OAK $
2015 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$575,000
1 yrTotal$575,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 27 d1 year/$575,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$575,000 (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/19.
  • 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).

2019 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 DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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 DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202029565801142212477741472.238.344.4401172.226.21.1-3.914.514.5-5.5
202130563791112212476741490.232.340.4361152.023.91.1-4.114.512.4-5.5
202231549791112112577721450.237.344.4471182.225.91.0-4.114.114.9-5.3
202332539761082112373701430.235.341.4381141.922.41.0-4.213.911.7-5.2
202433546771102112474721440.235.341.4381151.923.21.0-4.414.012.6-5.3
202534530741052012371691410.232.338.4301121.620.11.0-4.413.69.9-5.2
202635519721021912270681380.232.339.4311131.619.81.0-4.513.39.9-5.0
202736514711021912268671370.232.338.4281121.518.61.0-4.513.28.9-5.0
20283750570991812167661350.230.336.4251101.317.31.0-4.613.07.9-4.9

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1 84 Tyler Moore 2015 80
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3 81 Chris Parmelee 2016 107
4 81 Chris Shelton 2008 79
5 81 Mark Canha 2017 67
6 80 Justin Bour 2016 119
7 80 Matt LaPorta 2013 0 DNP
8 79 Scott Van Slyke 2015 86
9 79 Eric Munson 2006 77
10 78 Kyle Blanks 2015 98
11 78 Mike Carp 2014 73
12 78 Josh Donaldson 2014 131
13 78 Brett Wallace 2015 92
14 77 Kila Ka'aihue 2012 86
15 77 Steve Pearce 2011 76
16 76 Allen Craig 2013 119
17 76 Josh Phelps 2006 0 DNP
18 76 Gaby Sanchez 2012 81
19 76 Josh Willingham 2007 112
20 76 Nate Freiman 2015 0 DNP
21 76 Ryan Shealy 2008 129
22 76 Jake Fox 2011 92
23 76 Jonny Gomes 2009 114
24 76 Casper Wells 2013 47
25 76 Lucas Duda 2014 135
26 76 Ryan Garko 2009 105
27 75 Scott Hairston 2008 98
28 75 Carlos Pena 2006 89
29 75 Matt Joyce 2013 110
30 75 Nolan Reimold 2012 108
31 75 Ryan Church 2007 103
32 75 Jason Botts 2009 0 DNP
33 75 Seth Smith 2011 109
34 75 Tommy Medica 2016 0 DNP
35 75 Max Ramirez 2013 0 DNP
36 74 Kendrys Morales 2011 0 DNP
37 74 Darin Ruf 2015 95
38 74 Josh Whitesell 2010 0 DNP
39 74 Jason Rogers 2016 70
40 74 John Bowker 2012 0 DNP
41 74 Brandon Belt 2016 118
42 74 Jesus Aguilar 2018 135
43 73 Fred Lewis 2009 78
44 73 Juan Miranda 2011 93
45 73 Josh Fields 2011 0 DNP
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47 73 Xavier Scruggs 2016 75
48 73 Shin-Soo Choo 2011 94
49 73 Josh Satin 2013 97
50 73 Ike Davis 2015 83
51 73 Ben Paulsen 2016 57
52 72 Justin Smoak 2015 112
53 72 Geovany Soto 2011 93
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55 72 Mitch Moreland 2014 80
56 72 Marc Krauss 2016 0 DNP
57 71 Allan Dykstra 2015 88
58 71 Justin Morneau 2009 128
59 71 Nelson Cruz 2009 125
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64 71 Andre Thornton 1978 160
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67 71 Chris Duncan 2009 71
68 71 Chase Headley 2012 136
69 70 Travis Buck 2012 67
70 70 Mark Teixeira 2008 149
71 70 Jake Smolinski 2017 82
72 70 Derek Dietrich 2018 100
73 70 Bryan LaHair 2011 84
74 70 Chris Carter 2015 111
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76 70 Curtis Granderson 2009 109
77 70 Eric Campbell 2015 93
78 70 David Freese 2011 104
79 70 Kole Calhoun 2016 113
80 70 Jordan Lennerton 2014 0 DNP
81 70 Jerry Sands 2016 49
82 70 Shelley Duncan 2008 81
83 70 Welington Castillo 2015 103
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
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
2019-08-30 16:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Ryan McMahon can learn to elevate the ball and turn into a Max Muncy type? He absolutely kills the ball when he makes contact...right into the ground.
(Gila Monster from MA)
I would assume there's a chance, and I would equally assume that someone(s) in the Rockies organization has talked with him about this. (Although, Rockies, so...) But I'm skeptical that years of hitting a certain way can easily be transformed overnight, and we only hear about the success stories. So I'd be patient with McMahon--he's a good hitter regardless. (Jon Hegglund)
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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