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Ben Broussard 1BMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 2357 .263 .324 .450 98 1.8
Birth Date9-24-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age43 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2002 CLE 25 39 120 27 4 0 4 7 25 1 0 0 .241 .292 .384 83 -2.0 -1.6 -2.2 -0.3
2003 CLE 26 116 429 96 21 3 16 32 75 5 5 2 .249 .312 .443 98 0.5 0.9 -4.7 0.0
2004 CLE 27 139 485 115 28 5 17 52 95 12 4 2 .275 .370 .488 109 6.2 -0.8 -0.8 1.0
2005 CLE 28 142 505 119 30 5 19 32 98 4 2 2 .255 .307 .464 95 -2.9 -0.1 -1.7 0.1
2006 CLE 29 88 288 86 14 0 13 17 58 1 0 1 .321 .361 .519 102 1.9 -0.4 4.8 1.0
2006 SEA 29 56 177 39 7 0 8 9 45 2 2 0 .238 .282 .427 104 1.8 0.0 -0.2 0.3
2007 SEA 30 99 264 66 10 0 7 17 50 4 2 0 .275 .330 .404 95 -0.6 -0.6 -3.8 -0.1
2008 TEX 31 26 89 13 0 0 3 5 20 2 0 0 .159 .225 .268 67 -3.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.2
Career7052357561114138717146631157.263.324.450981.5-2.8-8.11.8

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
1999 CLN A MDW 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .643 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHT AA SOU 0 141 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIL Rk PIO 0 183 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHT AA SOU 0 364 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 STO A+ CLF 30 125 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA SOU 100 425 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB AL 39 120 .264 .322 .414 .277 102 -4.1 3.5 -1 83 11 -2.2 -1.6 -2.0 -0.3
2002 BUF AAA INT 42 182 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LOU AAA INT 57 230 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB AL 116 429 .267 .329 .428 .268 96 4 11.7 -8 98 11 -4.7 0.9 0.5 0.0
2003 BUF AAA INT 32 132 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB AL 139 485 .270 .335 .433 .318 104 14.1 14.4 -9 109 9 -0.8 -0.8 6.2 1.0
2005 CLE MLB AL 142 505 .266 .328 .425 .284 100 4.5 14.5 -9 95 12 -1.7 -0.1 -2.9 0.1
2006 CLE MLB AL 88 288 .270 .330 .433 .367 108 8.1 8.7 -5.2 102 11 4.8 -0.4 1.9 1.0
2006 SEA MLB AL 56 177 .271 .333 .426 .274 103 -4.9 5.3 -3.4 104 11 -0.2 0.0 1.8 0.3
2007 SEA MLB AL 99 264 .263 .324 .413 .317 96 -0.4 7.8 -3.8 95 11 -3.8 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2008 TEX MLB AL 26 89 .268 .337 .419 .169 112 -7.9 2.6 -1.6 67 10 0.4 -0.1 -3.4 -0.2
2008 TEN AA SOU 2 10 .262 .331 .378 .143 100 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 93 0 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2008 IOW AAA PCL 16 69 .283 .357 .459 .317 119 1.1 2.1 -0.7 84 0 -1.7 0.5 -1.9 -0.2
2008 SWB AAA INT 64 267 .263 .330 .398 .293 87 17.6 9.1 -4.4 130 0 -9.8 -1.4 5.3 -0.1
2009 CHR AAA INT 7 27 .227 .300 .336 .167 106 -2.5 0.8 -0.5 55 0 -0.4 0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 NAV Wnt LMP 18 74 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 52 226 .261 .328 .400 .358 92 5.1 6.5 -4.2 124 0 -0.8 -2.6 3.9 0.3

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
1999 CLN A MDW 23 20 8 11 4 1 2 23 6 3 4 0 0 .550 .609 1.150 .600 0 0
1999 BIL Rk PIO 183 145 39 59 11 2 14 116 48 34 30 1 0 .407 .530 .800 .393 0 0
1999 CHT AA SOU 141 127 26 27 5 0 8 56 21 11 41 1 0 .213 .291 .441 .228 0 0
2000 CHT AA SOU 364 286 64 73 8 4 14 131 51 72 78 15 2 .255 .415 .458 .203 0 0
2001 CHT AA SOU 425 353 81 113 27 0 23 209 69 61 69 10 3 .320 .431 .592 .272 0 0
2001 STO A+ CLF 125 102 14 25 5 0 5 45 21 16 31 0 0 .245 .369 .441 .196 0 0
2002 LOU AAA INT 230 187 31 51 14 1 11 100 30 31 50 4 1 .273 .401 .535 .262 0 0
2002 CLE MLB AL 120 112 10 27 4 0 4 43 9 7 25 0 0 .241 .292 .384 .143 0 0
2002 BUF AAA INT 182 153 30 37 8 0 5 60 21 24 30 0 0 .242 .354 .392 .150 1 1
2003 CLE MLB AL 429 386 53 96 21 3 16 171 55 32 75 5 2 .249 .312 .443 .194 3 3
2003 BUF AAA INT 132 120 17 30 2 1 3 43 15 9 29 3 0 .250 .308 .358 .108 0 0
2004 CLE MLB AL 485 418 57 115 28 5 17 204 82 52 95 4 2 .275 .370 .488 .213 2 1
2005 CLE MLB AL 505 466 59 119 30 5 19 216 68 32 98 2 2 .255 .307 .464 .208 3 0
2006 SEA MLB AL 177 164 17 39 7 0 8 70 17 9 45 2 0 .238 .282 .427 .189 2 0
2006 CLE MLB AL 288 268 44 86 14 0 13 139 46 17 58 0 1 .321 .361 .519 .198 2 0
2007 SEA MLB AL 264 240 27 66 10 0 7 97 29 17 50 2 0 .275 .330 .404 .129 3 0
2008 TEX MLB AL 89 82 8 13 0 0 3 22 8 5 20 0 0 .159 .225 .268 .110 0 0
2008 IOW AAA PCL 69 60 14 16 2 0 3 27 13 7 16 0 0 .267 .343 .450 .183 0 0
2008 SWB AAA INT 267 239 44 66 18 1 13 125 46 18 45 1 0 .276 .350 .523 .247 0 0
2008 TEN AA SOU 10 9 3 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 0 0
2009 CHR AAA INT 27 23 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 5 1 0 .130 .231 .130 .000 0 0
2012 NAV Wnt LMP 74 64 11 19 4 0 4 35 10 5 15 0 0 .297 .378 .547 .250 1 0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 226 200 20 59 14 0 2 79 24 22 42 0 1 .295 .363 .395 .100 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 291 0.4983 0.5292 0.7468 0.7172 0.3425 0.8558 0.5200 0.2532 0.0008
Career2910.49830.52920.74680.71720.34250.85580.52000.25320.0008

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
2003-03-22 2003-04-06 15-DL 15 5 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $3,850,000
2007 SEA $3,550,000
2006 CLE, SEA $2,487,500
2005 CLE $365,000
2004 CLE $324,100
2003 CLE $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,879,600
6 yrTotal$10,879,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 80 dDerek Braunecker

Details
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 2/10/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 7/4/08 signed as a free agent from TX 6/12/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 5/15/08
  • designated for assignment 5/8/08 avoided arbitration 1/5/08, 1 year/$3.85M (08)
  • performance bonus:$30K each 475,500,525,550,575 plate appearances
  • acquired in trade from SEA 12/12/07 avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3.55M (07)
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/06 (CLE pd SEA cash in deal)
  • re-signed 1/06, 1 year/$2,487,500 (06)+$50K bonuses ($25K each 525,550 plate appearances) avoided arbitration 1/06 ($2.6M-$2.2M)
  • re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.365M (05) (split contract $259,300 min) re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$M (05) 1 year/$0.3241M (04) recalled 5/03 1 year/$0.303M (03) 3/03
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 acquired in trade from CIN 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 40-m 10/01

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sin Soo Choo? Can he improve upon last years performance? Is last years performance even sustainable?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc Normandin: Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? God Bless Seattle :)
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
It's funny, because he's the kind of player the current Seattle front office would drool over.

I have to wrap things up folks, as I have to finish some baseball-related things I was working on that made me late for the chat in the first place. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance the Reds are considering/will consider making Micah Owings a position player? Would that be a good, mediocre, or miserable idea?
(Scott from Ann Arbor, MI)
I really doubt they're considering anything of the sort, nor should they. Owings can be a valuable part of a big-league rotation, but might only make a mediocre first baseman or corner outfielder. It's easier to find a Ben Broussard type than a third or fourth starter. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)In that case, Jay, would you move Broussard to first base? I know his offense would be less valuable there and Chris Davis is imminent, but Taylor Teagarden is looming on the horizon as well-and that guy's as natural a catcher as we've had since Pudge.
(Or from Dallas)
IANOPG - I am not our prospects guy, Kevin Goldstein is. But from where i sit, I'd say that since the Rangers aren't about to threaten to win anything this year, their best shot is letting the kids develop. Salty looks as though he needs another year in the minors based on last season's performance; might as well make sure he gets 1B down while he's down there. Teagarden, though he rates highly as a defender, needs to show he can make it through a full season behind the plate. Davis, who just completed Double-A, certainly looks like a monster on paper, but besides his power he's got only marginal plate discipline (150/35 K/BB last year) and is a bad defender.

In other words, if I'm the GM it's time to meet your new stopgap 1B, Ben Broussard. (Jay Jaffe)


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