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Byung-ho Park DHTwins

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-10-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
-0.32016
2017
0.22018
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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
2016 MIN 29 62 244 215 28 41 9 1 12 88 21 80 5 3 0 24 1 0 .191 .275 .409 .234 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
Career62244215284191128821805302410.191.275.409.234-3.20.2-0.3

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
2016 MIN MLB 62 244 .234 .254 .315 .418 .258 .230 109 -6.4 6.9 -4.4 0.2 0.7 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2016 ROC AAA 31 128 .290 .243 .301 .373 .247 .216 95 4 3.6 -2.3 0.0 -0.4 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2017 ROC AAA 111 455 .252 .255 .320 .383 .249 .332 96 -3.9 13.5 -8.6 4.7 -2.8 -1.8 0.3 -1.8 0.3

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
2016 ROC AAA 128 18 26 5 0 10 19 6 32 0 0 .224 .297 .526 .302 .290 4.9 0.0 0.5
2016 MIN MLB 244 28 41 9 1 12 24 21 80 1 0 .191 .275 .409 .219 .234 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
2017 ROC AAA 455 48 106 22 2 14 60 28 130 0 0 .253 .308 .415 .162 .252 -1.8 4.7 0.3

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
2016 1040 0.4731 0.4587 0.6436 0.6728 0.2664 0.7432 0.4178 0.3564 0 0.000000
Career10400.47310.45870.64360.67280.26640.74320.41780.356400

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2020 MIN $
2019 MIN $
2018 MIN $
2017 MIN $2,750,000
2016 MIN $2,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$5,500,000
2 yrTotal$5,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 90 dAlan Nero4 years/$12M (2016-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 4 years/$12M (2016-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Minnesota 12/1/15. 16:$2.75M, 17:$2.75M, 18:$3M, 19:$3M, 20:$6.5M club option ($0.5M buyout). DFA by Minnesota 2/3/17. Send outright to Triple-A 2/8/17. Signed by Nexen Heroes of Korea 11/17, forfeiting $6.5M remaining on contract with Minnesota.
  • Minnesota won negotiating rights 11/9/15 with bid of $12.85M after Park was posted by Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .170 .279 .377 .225
11 vs R (Multi) .198 .273 .420 .237
18 Split (Multi) .028 -.005 .042 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .170 .279 .377 .225
31 vs R (2016) .198 .273 .420 .237
38 Split (2016) .028 -.005 .042 .012
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Projections vary pretty wildly for Byung-ho Park, so I was curious to get your take. Do you think he can hit enough to capitalize on his big-time power?
(Matt from DC)
I don't know, I have the same question. No doubt about the power, but really hard to guess how it plays. (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like Byung-ho Park has 70+ raw power, but there understandably remains uncertainty about his ability to adjust and make contact in the show. He was near-top or really good in the KBO in walk rate, strikeout rate, and ISO (but so was Eric Thames). 20HR seems like a good baseline, but is 30 HRs too much to dream on?
(Jimmy from Texas)
That's a great question. I really don't know if it's fair to answer that question. From what I've seen, I think 20-25 is pretty likely if he hits enough to play everyday. The difference in pitching in the MLB and the KBO is just so different in terms of quality/need to make adjustments, though. I think we'll get a better idea in Spring Training. Sorry to answer your question with a non-answer. (Christopher Crawford)


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