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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date3-23-1995
Height5' 10"
Weight176 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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0.12018
-0.72019
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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
2018 TEX 23 111 396 93 18 2 4 28 62 6 7 5 .261 .325 .357 86 -5.6 -0.6 -6.9 0.1
2019 TEX 24 27 92 17 5 1 1 10 22 1 1 0 .213 .308 .338 80 -1.8 1.3 -7.4 -0.4
Career13848811023353884785.252.322.35384-7.50.7-14.3-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2013 RNG Rk AZL 41 169 .269 .345 .384 .384 91 10 5.1 0.9 147 0 4.0 4.0 0.8 1.4
2014 HIC A SAL 19 73 .259 .318 .371 .240 107 -3.3 2.1 1 58 0 1.7 -0.2 -4.5 0.0
2014 SPO A- NOR 58 248 .262 .337 .377 .307 106 -3.8 6.9 2.6 99 0 -10.1 3.0 -7.2 -0.5
2014 RNG Rk AZL 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 82 0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2015 HIC A SAL 38 147 .251 .322 .361 .324 93 3 4.0 -0.1 112 0 -1.5 -3.0 -0.8 -0.2
2015 HDS A+ CAL 60 254 .268 .335 .418 .350 124 -2.5 6.8 0.7 100 0 -2.1 2.7 -6.3 0.2
2016 FRI AA TEX 108 457 .255 .316 .384 .293 99 -4.1 12.3 3.3 97 0 4.3 -1.0 -10.0 1.0
2016 RNG Rk AZL 3 11 .249 .300 .373 .111 111 -0.2 0.3 0 49 0 0.0 0.2 -0.9 0.0
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 10 40 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 FRI AA TEX 129 570 .261 .324 .384 .325 98 17.9 15.4 3.2 120 0 11.1 0.2 -0.9 3.1
2018 TEX MLB AL 111 396 .245 .312 .406 .306 108 -9.7 11.1 2.9 86 10 -6.9 -0.6 -5.6 0.1
2018 ROU AAA PCL 5 18 .253 .305 .371 .250 88 -0.2 0.5 0.2 91 0 0.3 0.4 -0.4 0.1
2019 TEX MLB AL 27 92 .243 .322 .432 .281 115 -3.4 2.7 1.6 80 14 -7.4 1.3 -1.8 -0.4

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
2013 RNG Rk AZL 169 149 36 48 5 0 0 53 11 15 24 12 3 .322 .388 .356 .034 0 4
2014 RNG Rk AZL 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .000 0
2014 HIC A SAL 73 62 8 12 0 0 0 12 0 6 12 1 0 .194 .275 .194 .000 0
2014 SPO A- NOR 248 223 27 58 8 2 0 70 16 19 34 2 4 .260 .329 .314 .054 0
2015 HDS A+ CAL 254 233 38 72 6 1 0 80 27 9 28 4 3 .309 .357 .343 .034 1 2
2015 HIC A SAL 147 125 16 34 6 1 0 42 13 14 22 7 3 .272 .354 .336 .064 2 3
2016 FRI AA TEX 457 402 55 103 8 2 0 115 27 41 51 6 6 .256 .341 .286 .030 1 2
2016 SUR Wnt AFL 40 31 4 6 0 0 0 6 3 7 7 0 1 .194 .350 .194 .000 1 0
2016 RNG Rk AZL 11 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 0 0
2017 FRI AA TEX 570 513 58 148 31 3 5 200 48 41 72 17 6 .289 .350 .390 .101 4 1
2018 TEX MLB AL 396 356 43 93 18 2 4 127 34 28 62 7 5 .261 .325 .357 .096 1 5
2018 ROU AAA PCL 18 15 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 3 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 0 0
2019 TEX MLB AL 92 80 12 17 5 1 1 27 12 10 22 1 0 .213 .308 .338 .125 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 1497 0.4997 0.4068 0.8506 0.5655 0.2483 0.9385 0.6505 0.1494 0.0000
2019 360 0.4583 0.4083 0.8435 0.5515 0.2872 0.9670 0.6429 0.1565 0.0000
Career18570.49170.40710.84920.56280.25580.94400.64900.15080.0000

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
2014-05-13 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TEX $569,500
2018 TEX $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$569,500
1 yrTotal$569,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Texas 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Texas 11/20/17. Re-signed by Texas 2/18.
  • Drafted by Texas 2013 (4-130) (Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu). $0.202M signing bonus ($0.3859M 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
90o 305 36 77 14 2 6 29 30 46 6 3 .288 .370 .423 110 17.3 C -17, 3B 1 0.5
80o 286 32 69 13 2 5 27 27 44 5 3 .275 .356 .402 103 13.0 C -16, 3B 1 0.0
70o 272 30 64 12 1 5 25 25 43 5 2 .267 .344 .388 97 10.1 C -15, 3B 1 -0.4
60o 260 28 59 11 1 5 23 23 41 4 2 .257 .333 .378 93 7.8 C -14, 3B 1 -0.6
50o 249 26 54 10 1 4 22 21 40 4 2 .244 .320 .353 88 5.9 C -14, 3B 1 -0.7
40o 238 24 51 9 1 4 20 20 39 4 2 .241 .314 .349 84 4.1 C -13, 3B 1 -0.9
30o 226 22 48 9 1 4 18 18 37 3 2 .238 .308 .351 79 2.2 C -12, 3B 1 -1.0
20o 212 20 42 8 1 3 16 17 36 3 2 .221 .294 .321 74 0.4 C -12, 3B 1 -1.3
10o 193 17 37 7 1 3 15 14 33 3 1 .213 .277 .316 66 -1.8 C -10, 3B 1 -1.4
Weighted Mean2522655101422224042.246.323.353906.5C -14, 3B 1-0.7

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Texas' Josh Morgan us intriguing. Do you see them continuing to develop him as a C-IF?
(Pietro Crespi from Macondo)
Morgan is intriguing, and they're doing the same thing with Isiah Kiner-Falefa, I believe. It seems like there's the potential to generate something useful out of a guy with those skills, but Austin Barnes is kinda the posterboy for that and so far we've seen him be used as a generic backup catcher...sooo...yeah (Craig Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2016 aax -.019 -6.5 0 .000 0.0 41 -.013 .012 0.3 -6.6 4.3
2017 aax -.003 -1.1 1430 .002 -0.8 27 .001 .005 0.0 -1.7 11.1
2018 mlb -.030 -9.9 1361 .003 -1.0 22 -.001 .005 0.0 -10.9 -6.9
2018 aaa -.005 -0.1 153 .001 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.2 0.3
2019 mlb -.032 -8.4 1295 .000 0.0 10 -.004 .002 0.0 -8.3 -7.4

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