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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date12-14-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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-0.42018
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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 ANA 24 40 147 24 3 0 6 9 45 3 2 0 .178 .245 .333 77 -3.6 -2.4 -2.3 -0.4
2019 ANA 25 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 64 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0
Career4315325406949320.177.242.33376-3.9-2.4-2.7-0.4

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
2015 BUR A MID 24 103 .262 .325 .373 .408 100 3.8 2.8 1.1 150 0 -0.7 0.1 4.0 0.8
2015 ORM Rk PIO 32 141 .290 .365 .444 .360 118 10.8 4.3 2.1 192 0 -0.2 -3.1 6.1 0.9
2016 INL A+ CAL 123 529 .260 .325 .401 .279 93 -10.1 15.1 4.2 97 0 4.2 1.4 -13.6 1.2
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 16 57 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 INL A+ CAL 54 247 .269 .333 .423 .275 102 1 6.8 2.2 110 0 -0.8 1.3 -3.5 0.6
2017 MOB AA SOU 33 145 .239 .313 .354 .307 96 6.3 3.9 0.7 160 0 -3.9 0.3 6.2 0.8
2017 SCO Wnt AFL 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 ANA MLB AL 40 147 .243 .310 .397 .214 101 -6.6 4.1 0.6 77 9 -2.3 -2.4 -3.6 -0.4
2018 MOB AA SOU 42 179 .250 .324 .380 .409 99 16.4 5.1 -0.1 187 0 -2.8 -1.6 13.1 1.4
2018 SLC AAA PCL 60 267 .269 .335 .419 .450 118 13.1 7.8 0.3 150 0 -10.4 -4.4 12.3 0.6
2019 ANA MLB AL 3 6 .218 .266 .356 .500 99 -0.5 0.2 0 64 21 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2019 SLC AAA PCL 9 47 .258 .343 .436 .321 111 3.4 1.4 -0.1 0 0 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

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
2015 ORM Rk PIO 141 109 20 38 4 1 2 50 19 29 8 5 2 .349 .489 .459 .110 1 0
2015 BUR A MID 103 92 10 32 3 0 1 38 12 10 15 1 1 .348 .412 .413 .065 0 1
2016 INL A+ CAL 529 466 61 116 11 0 10 157 56 48 81 0 0 .249 .323 .337 .088 5 5
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 57 53 4 15 5 0 0 20 9 3 13 0 1 .283 .321 .377 .094 0 0
2017 MOB AA SOU 145 119 14 34 3 0 3 46 19 22 17 0 0 .286 .400 .387 .101 2 0
2017 INL A+ CAL 247 207 32 50 11 1 6 81 30 35 43 0 0 .242 .348 .391 .150 2 3
2017 SCO Wnt AFL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 SLC AAA PCL 267 227 42 80 18 0 8 122 35 36 61 10 2 .352 .442 .537 .185 2 0
2018 ANA MLB AL 147 135 14 24 3 0 6 45 15 9 45 2 0 .178 .245 .333 .156 0 0
2018 MOB AA SOU 179 148 26 51 8 0 6 77 25 29 33 8 1 .345 .453 .520 .176 1 0
2019 ANA MLB AL 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .167 0 0
2019 SLC AAA PCL 47 36 8 11 3 0 2 20 9 7 7 2 1 .306 .435 .556 .250 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 578 0.5052 0.3962 0.7642 0.5582 0.2308 0.8650 0.5152 0.2358 0.0000
2019 28 0.6071 0.5357 0.7333 0.7059 0.2727 0.6667 1.0000 0.2667 0.0000
Career6060.50990.40260.76280.56500.23270.85580.53760.23720.0000

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ANA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 48 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by LA Angels 8/15/18.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2015 (1-26) (Fresno State). $1.67M signing bonus ($2.0345M 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 153 21 38 8 0 6 20 18 39 2 0 .288 .379 .485 125 7.9 3B -4 0.0
80o 130 17 32 7 0 5 16 15 34 2 0 .283 .369 .478 117 5.5 3B -3 0.0
70o 114 14 27 6 0 4 14 12 30 2 0 .273 .354 .455 111 4.1 3B -3 0.0
60o 100 12 22 5 0 3 12 10 27 1 0 .250 .330 .409 106 3.0 3B -3 0.0
50o 87 10 19 4 0 3 10 9 24 1 0 .250 .333 .421 101 2.1 3B -2 0.0
40o 74 8 15 3 0 2 8 7 21 1 0 .231 .311 .369 96 1.4 3B -2 0.0
30o 60 7 13 3 0 2 6 6 17 1 0 .245 .333 .415 91 0.8 3B -2 0.0
20o 44 5 8 2 0 1 5 4 13 1 0 .205 .279 .333 85 0.3 3B -1 0.0
10o 21 2 4 1 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .211 .286 .421 77 -0.1 3B -1 0.0
Weighted Mean93112040311102510.244.330.4021032.53B -20.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Taylor Ward going forward?
(Sean from LA)
I like him. I think he's been the victim of some poor luck in his major league stint. Still making good contact and his swing rates are all solid. It's a shame he won't retain catcher eligibility next year because I think he would have cracked the top 10. (Eddy Almaguer)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to turn the Angels into a contender in this offseason, how would you do it? No care in the world about future prospects but realistic spending limits. As long as you can win in 2017, that's all that matters.
(JustinPerline from NY)
Hey Justin. They're actually not as far away as one might imagine. Part One: DON'T TRADE TROUT. Part Two: Sign Tyson Ross, because your entire rotation is about crossing your fingers anyway. Then I sign Chase Utley for the infield. Deal Jahmai Jones and Taylor Ward for a starting pitcher. Maybe I trade Cam Bedrosian to a team that wants a cheap closer ... for another starting pitcher and worry about the bullpen in July.

(The answer is more/better starting pitching.) (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)have you seen any of the 2015 draftees that make you think they were either considerably over or under drafted?
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
Had mixed feelings about Tate. The slider's filthy, but while he's a physical monster it's a very high-effort delivery and I worry about the starting potential. I saw him early in his transition from the pen, so I'll discount the velocity slide as his start progressed, but I thought he was one of the weaker 1st pitchers off the board in recent memory. Ponce ended up going right around where I thought he should after some rumblings about a first round future, so thought the Brewers did okay there. Thought the Bucs did very well snagging Kevin Kramer 62nd overall. Don't think he's a SS, but all he did all spring was spray line drives around the yard every time I saw him play. I'm looking forward to putting eyes on Taylor Ward, who was a pick that got roundly mocked/criticized at the time but seems to have solid defensive chops and at least a puncher's chance at developing his bat based on early pro reports I've gotten. Should see him next year at IE. (Wilson Karaman)


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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
2015 afx .000 0.0 874 .000 -0.1 25 -.031 .005 0.5 -0.2 -0.7
2016 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 102 -.049 -.005 3.2 2.6 4.2
2017 aax -.013 -3.4 1078 .000 0.1 20 .005 .002 -0.1 -4.0 -3.9
2017 afa .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 49 .017 -.005 -0.3 -1.3 -0.8

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