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Birth Date12-23-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age40 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
-0.02015
1.72016
-0.12017
-0.12018
0.42019
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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
2002 CLE 23 12 36 9 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 .281 .333 .406 101 0.2 -0.4 -1.3 0.0
2003 CLE 24 49 174 46 4 0 1 13 21 1 1 1 .289 .345 .333 84 -2.9 -1.5 2.1 0.5
2004 CLE 25 141 591 147 38 1 23 60 69 5 0 1 .283 .359 .492 122 17.5 -3.9 6.2 4.6
2005 CLE 26 147 622 167 33 0 20 63 78 5 0 1 .305 .378 .475 127 20.8 -3.9 7.4 5.3
2006 CLE 27 153 652 181 37 0 16 71 78 3 0 0 .316 .391 .465 119 19.6 -7.0 -10.0 3.0
2007 CLE 28 147 645 169 40 0 25 62 76 10 0 0 .301 .374 .505 127 24.4 -2.2 13.6 6.1
2008 CLE 29 73 294 74 17 0 2 24 32 1 0 0 .278 .337 .365 88 -3.5 -1.1 -3.3 0.3
2009 BOS 30 56 237 71 12 0 8 24 23 1 1 0 .336 .405 .507 128 8.9 -1.6 -5.2 1.0
2009 CLE 30 99 435 107 21 1 15 51 51 2 0 0 .284 .368 .464 128 15.9 -1.4 -8.8 1.9
2010 BOS 31 127 538 149 32 1 20 40 52 0 1 0 .302 .351 .493 127 17.9 -4.3 1.0 3.8
2011 DET 32 145 595 178 40 0 12 46 51 2 1 0 .330 .380 .470 128 19.4 -3.5 -1.8 2.5
2013 DET 34 159 668 182 36 0 14 54 62 1 0 2 .301 .355 .430 119 15.1 -6.2 0.9 1.8
2014 DET 35 151 641 188 33 0 32 70 42 4 3 2 .335 .409 .565 178 54.4 -5.9 -3.5 5.7
2015 DET 36 120 485 108 20 0 11 31 52 7 0 0 .245 .301 .366 93 -2.2 -3.5 0.5 0.0
2016 DET 37 154 610 160 22 0 27 50 90 4 0 0 .289 .351 .476 125 19.3 -9.6 0.0 1.7
2017 DET 38 107 435 100 16 0 10 36 63 5 0 0 .255 .324 .372 96 -0.8 -4.9 0.0 -0.1
2018 DET 39 133 508 117 21 0 9 32 49 2 0 0 .251 .297 .353 93 -2.7 -3.6 0.0 -0.1
Career19738166215342332467308915377.295.360.455121221.4-64.5-2.237.8

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 G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1999 MHV A- 0 263 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CGA A 0 82 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 KIN A+ 0 95 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KIN A+ 114 470 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 12 36 .257 .321 .422 .267 100 0 1.0 0.5 101 11 -1.3 -0.4 0.2 0.0
2002 AKR AA 121 515 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 49 174 .267 .325 .422 .326 95 -1.7 4.7 2.5 84 12 2.1 -1.5 -2.9 0.5
2003 AKR AA 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BUF AAA 73 314 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 141 591 .272 .336 .436 .286 103 13.8 17.6 9.4 122 6 6.2 -3.9 17.5 4.6
2005 CLE MLB 147 622 .268 .330 .425 .322 100 25.8 17.9 10.4 127 8 7.4 -3.9 20.8 5.3
2006 CLE MLB 153 652 .270 .331 .433 .341 108 12 19.6 8.4 119 9 -10.0 -7.0 19.6 3.0
2007 CLE MLB 147 645 .272 .337 .431 .305 99 28.2 19.1 7.2 127 8 13.6 -2.2 24.4 6.1
2008 CLE MLB 73 294 .264 .333 .414 .306 105 -6.2 8.5 2.8 88 10 -3.3 -1.1 -3.5 0.3
2008 AKR AA 2 7 .269 .351 .429 .333 102 1.1 0.2 -0.1 121 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2008 BUF AAA 6 25 .251 .316 .373 .375 87 1.9 0.8 0.2 129 0 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2
2009 BOS MLB 56 237 .268 .335 .432 .348 112 10.6 6.8 0.7 128 10 -5.2 -1.6 8.9 1.0
2009 CLE MLB 99 435 .262 .330 .416 .291 102 10.1 12.5 0.1 128 10 -8.8 -1.4 15.9 1.9
2010 BOS MLB 127 538 .254 .321 .397 .303 114 11.5 14.8 6.5 127 11 1.0 -4.3 17.9 3.8
2011 DET MLB 145 595 .260 .322 .406 .343 108 17.7 16.0 -6.7 128 8 -1.8 -3.5 19.4 2.5
2011 TOL AAA 2 8 .265 .335 .431 .500 91 1.3 0.2 -0.2 129 0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0
2013 DET MLB 159 668 .257 .321 .401 .313 101 13 17.6 -10.7 119 10 0.9 -6.2 15.1 1.8
2014 DET MLB 151 641 .259 .318 .397 .316 107 45 16.5 -10.3 178 12 -3.5 -5.9 54.4 5.7
2015 DET MLB 120 485 .254 .313 .404 .253 104 -13.2 13.1 -8.3 93 10 0.5 -3.5 -2.2 0.0
2015 TOL AAA 4 17 .248 .313 .358 .333 97 -0.5 0.5 -0.3 98 0 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0
2016 DET MLB 154 610 .255 .318 .419 .303 107 8.8 17.2 -10.9 125 8 0.0 -9.6 19.3 1.7
2017 DET MLB 107 435 .253 .321 .422 .280 111 -11.6 12.7 -8.1 96 8 0.0 -4.9 -0.8 -0.1
2018 DET MLB 133 508 .252 .321 .419 .260 102 -13.2 14.2 -9 93 8 0.0 -3.6 -2.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1999 MHV A- 263 235 37 65 9 0 4 86 36 27 31 0 1 .277 .354 .366 .089 0 0
2000 KIN A+ 95 83 9 18 7 0 0 25 8 11 5 1 1 .217 .316 .301 .084 0 0
2000 CGA A 82 70 11 26 9 1 2 43 12 11 6 0 0 .371 .463 .614 .243 0 0
2001 KIN A+ 470 420 59 138 33 2 10 205 57 39 60 3 3 .329 .396 .488 .160 0 0
2002 AKR AA 515 443 84 149 40 0 22 255 85 58 62 3 3 .336 .422 .576 .239 0 0
2002 CLE MLB 36 32 2 9 1 0 1 13 5 3 2 0 0 .281 .333 .406 .125 1 0
2003 BUF AAA 314 274 42 90 19 0 7 130 45 26 32 3 5 .328 .403 .474 .146 0 0
2003 CLE MLB 174 159 15 46 4 0 1 53 16 13 21 1 1 .289 .345 .333 .044 1 0
2003 AKR AA 12 12 1 4 2 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 0 0
2004 CLE MLB 591 520 77 147 38 1 23 256 108 60 69 0 1 .283 .359 .492 .210 6 0
2005 CLE MLB 622 547 73 167 33 0 20 260 80 63 78 0 1 .305 .378 .475 .170 7 0
2006 CLE MLB 652 572 82 181 37 0 16 266 93 71 78 0 0 .316 .391 .465 .149 6 0
2007 CLE MLB 645 562 78 169 40 0 25 284 114 62 76 0 0 .301 .374 .505 .205 11 0
2008 CLE MLB 294 266 30 74 17 0 2 97 35 24 32 0 0 .278 .337 .365 .086 3 0
2008 AKR AA 7 6 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 1 2 0 0 .333 .429 .833 .500 0 0
2008 BUF AAA 25 20 2 6 2 0 0 8 2 4 4 0 0 .300 .417 .400 .100 0 0
2009 BOS MLB 237 211 32 71 12 0 8 107 41 24 23 1 0 .336 .405 .507 .171 1 0
2009 CLE MLB 435 377 56 107 21 1 15 175 67 51 51 0 0 .284 .368 .464 .180 5 0
2010 BOS MLB 538 493 64 149 32 1 20 243 79 40 52 1 0 .302 .351 .493 .191 5 0
2011 DET MLB 595 540 76 178 40 0 12 254 103 46 51 1 0 .330 .380 .470 .141 7 0
2011 TOL AAA 8 6 1 3 1 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 .667 .167 1 0
2013 DET MLB 668 605 68 182 36 0 14 260 83 54 62 0 2 .301 .355 .430 .129 8 0
2014 DET MLB 641 561 87 188 33 0 32 317 103 70 42 3 2 .335 .409 .565 .230 6
2015 DET MLB 485 440 39 108 20 0 11 161 64 31 52 0 0 .245 .301 .366 .120 7 0
2015 TOL AAA 17 17 1 5 1 0 0 6 3 0 2 0 0 .294 .294 .353 .059 0 0
2016 DET MLB 610 553 65 160 22 0 27 263 86 50 90 0 0 .289 .351 .476 .186 3 0
2017 DET MLB 435 392 38 100 16 0 10 146 47 36 63 0 0 .255 .324 .372 .117 2 0
2018 DET MLB 508 467 32 117 21 0 9 165 54 32 49 0 0 .251 .297 .353 .103 7 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1082 0.4640 0.4501 0.8480 0.5896 0.3293 0.8885 0.7853 0.1520 -0.0037
2009 2666 0.4820 0.3886 0.8736 0.5432 0.2448 0.9112 0.7959 0.1264 -0.0057
2010 2060 0.5010 0.3942 0.9064 0.5107 0.2772 0.9393 0.8456 0.0936 0.0031
2011 2261 0.4781 0.4246 0.9073 0.6013 0.2627 0.9492 0.8194 0.0927 0.0099
2013 2559 0.4619 0.4478 0.8944 0.6134 0.3057 0.9283 0.8361 0.1056 0.0007
2014 2478 0.4596 0.4471 0.9079 0.5917 0.3241 0.9318 0.8710 0.0921 -0.0015
2015 1873 0.4784 0.4800 0.8621 0.6451 0.3286 0.9048 0.7850 0.1379 -0.0010
2016 2287 0.4679 0.4696 0.8277 0.6523 0.3090 0.8854 0.7207 0.1723 0.0000
2017 1651 0.4858 0.4609 0.8384 0.6559 0.2768 0.9030 0.6936 0.1616 0.0000
2018 1905 0.4719 0.4919 0.8570 0.6752 0.3280 0.9012 0.7758 0.1430 0.0000
Career208220.47490.44280.87540.60530.29600.91650.79750.12460.0003

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
2014-07-05 2014-07-18 DTD 13 8 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-06-30 2014-07-03 DTD 3 3 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage -
2013-10-16 2013-10-16 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Spasms Quadriceps - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-10 DTD 2 1 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2013-03-07 2013-03-07 Camp 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-03-12 2012-10-29 60-DL 231 162 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus and Microfracture 2012-01-27 -
2012-02-28 2012-03-13 Camp 14 0 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus and Microfracture 2012-01-27 -
2012-01-27 2012-01-27 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus and Microfracture 2012-01-27 -
2011-09-29 2011-09-30 DTD 1 0 Right Contusion Subungal Hematoma - -
2011-08-22 2011-08-23 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-08-07 2011-08-09 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Sprain MCL - -
2011-07-02 2011-07-02 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Contusion -
2011-04-19 2011-05-04 15-DL 15 13 Right Groin Strain -
2011-04-17 2011-04-18 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Strain -
2011-03-16 2011-03-19 Camp 3 0 Neck Stiffness -
2010-06-28 2010-07-26 15-DL 28 22 Left Thumb Fracture Minimally Displaced Fracture of Tip From Foul Ball -
2010-05-25 2010-05-27 DTD 2 2 Left Contusion Big Toe -
2009-05-30 2009-06-01 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-06-12 2008-08-29 60-DL 78 66 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2008-06-13
2008-06-01 2008-06-02 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-05-23 2008-05-25 DTD 2 2 Left Fingers Laceration Index Finger -
2008-05-05 2008-05-07 DTD 2 1 Neck Spasms -
2008-04-04 2008-04-07 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-04-01 2008-04-03 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-07-28 2007-07-28 DTD 0 0 Shoulder Contusion Follow Through with Bat -
2007-07-07 2007-07-07 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-05-06 2007-05-06 DTD 0 0 Right Wrist Contusion -
2007-04-06 2007-04-17 DTD 11 6 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2007-03-09 2007-03-11 Camp 2 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-07-24 2006-07-25 DTD 1 1 Left Contusion Foul Ball Big Toe -
2004-08-05 2004-08-07 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-06-11 2004-06-14 DTD 3 3 Right Foot Sprain -
2003-08-09 2003-09-02 15-DL 24 23 Right Ankle Sprain and Bone Contusion -
2000-05-25 2000-07-19 Minors 55 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 DET $18,000,000
2017 DET $18,000,000
2016 DET $18,000,000
2015 DET $14,000,000
2014 DET $12,000,000
2013 DET $13,000,000
2012 DET $13,000,000
2011 DET $12,000,000
2010 BOS $7,700,000
2009 CLE $5,900,000
2008 CLE $4,450,000
2007 CLE $3,200,000
2006 CLE $1,000,000
2005 CLE $700,000
2004 CLE $304,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$141,254,500
15 yrTotal$141,254,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 114 dScott Pucino4 years/$68M (2015-18)

Details
  • 4 years/$68M (2015-18). Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/12/14. 15:$14M, 16:$18M, 17:$18M, 18:$18M. Limited no-trade protection in 2015 (may block deals to 10 clubs). Full no-trade protection after 10-5 rights vest after 2015 season.
  • 4 years/$50M (2011-14). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/26/10. 11:$12M, 12:$13M, 13:$13M, 14:$12M. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All Star. Detroit made qualifying offer 10/31/14.
  • 5 years/$15.5M (2005-09), plus 2010 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 3/05, replacing 1 year/$0.3721M deal signed 3/05. $1M signing bonus. 05:$0.5M, 06:$0.8M, 07:$3M, 08:$4.25M, 09:$5.7M, 10:$7M club option, $0.25M buyout. If traded, 2009 salary increases to $6.2M and 2010 option increases to $7.5M. 2010 option may increase up to $1M ($0.1M each for Gold Glove or All Star, $0.5M for MVP, $0.25M for 2nd in MVP vote, $0.1M for 3rd). Award bonuses. Acquired by Boston in trade from Cleveland 7/31/09. Boston exercised 2010 club option at $7.7M 11/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3045M (2004). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/04. Award bonus: $10,000 for All Star.
  • Signed by Cleveland 1996 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2002 MLB -.013 -1.1 365 -.001 0.1 10 .018 .001 -0.1 -1.1 -1.3
2003 MLB .003 1.0 1448 .000 0.1 25 .003 .000 0.0 0.8 2.1
2004 MLB .004 6.1 5660 .000 0.6 108 .014 .000 -0.9 5.6 6.2
2005 MLB .009 11.0 5195 .000 0.6 110 .036 .000 -2.5 9.2 7.4
2006 MLB .000 -0.4 5083 .000 0.1 102 .065 .001 -4.3 -5.7 -10.0
2007 MLB .012 15.5 4714 .000 0.6 97 -.023 .000 1.4 16.6 13.6
2008 AAA .004 0.1 106 .000 0.0 1 -.006 -.001 0.0 0.1 0.2
2008 MLB -.006 -2.7 1932 -.001 0.5 32 -.039 -.002 0.8 -1.7 -3.3
2009 MLB -.012 -10.3 3498 -.003 3.1 58 .066 -.002 -2.2 -10.0 -14.0
2010 MLB .005 4.7 4533 .000 -0.4 106 .034 .008 -2.4 1.7 1.0
2011 MLB -.012 -2.9 1061 .001 -0.4 31 .000 .007 0.0 -3.0 -1.8
2013 MLB .003 0.1 82 .002 0.0 1 .004 .001 0.0 0.0 0.9
2014 MLB -.005 -0.1 88 .026 -0.6 2 -.003 .002 0.0 -0.7 -3.5

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