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Portrait of Willie Bloomquist

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 3136 .269 .316 .342 .240 1.1
Birth Date11-27-1977
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age40 years, 6 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2002 SEA 24 12 38 33 11 15 4 0 0 19 5 2 0 0 0 7 3 1 .455 .526 .576 .432 8.8 -0.3 0.9
2003 SEA 25 89 220 196 30 49 7 2 1 63 19 39 1 2 2 14 4 1 .250 .317 .321 .235 -1.2 -0.9 -0.2
2004 SEA 26 93 201 188 27 46 10 0 2 62 10 48 0 0 3 18 13 2 .245 .283 .330 .223 -1.7 -2.6 -0.4
2005 SEA 27 82 267 249 27 64 15 2 0 83 11 38 1 2 4 22 14 1 .257 .289 .333 .231 2.8 -4.3 -0.2
2006 SEA 28 102 283 251 36 62 6 2 1 75 24 40 4 2 2 15 16 3 .247 .320 .299 .230 2.4 -3.2 -0.1
2007 SEA 29 91 188 173 28 48 3 0 2 57 10 35 1 0 4 13 7 5 .277 .321 .329 .234 -0.2 0.4 0.0
2008 SEA 30 71 192 165 32 46 1 0 0 47 25 29 1 0 1 9 14 3 .279 .377 .285 .266 8.9 -2.3 0.7
2009 KCA 31 125 468 434 52 115 11 8 4 154 27 73 1 2 4 29 25 6 .265 .308 .355 .232 1.3 -0.3 0.1
2010 CIN 32 11 18 17 0 5 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .226 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1
2010 KCA 32 72 181 170 31 45 10 1 3 66 8 25 0 1 2 17 8 5 .265 .296 .388 .231 -1.4 1.2 -0.0
2011 ARI 33 97 381 350 44 93 10 2 4 119 23 51 4 2 2 26 20 10 .266 .317 .340 .236 4.2 -4.3 -0.0
2012 ARI 34 80 338 324 47 98 21 5 0 129 12 55 0 2 0 23 7 10 .302 .325 .398 .262 14.0 -8.0 0.6
2013 ARI 35 48 150 139 16 44 5 1 0 51 8 11 2 1 0 14 0 2 .317 .360 .367 .262 6.6 -2.2 0.5
2014 SEA 36 47 139 133 15 37 6 0 1 46 4 32 0 1 14 1 1 .278 .297 .346 .250 2.0 -3.2 -0.1
2015 SEA 37 35 72 69 2 11 1 0 0 12 2 13 1 0 0 4 1 1 .159 .194 .174 .163 -5.1 0.4 -0.5
Career105531362891398778110231898818949416152422513351.269.316.342.24040.9-30.31.1

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
1999 EVE A- 0 201 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LNC A+ 0 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAC AAA 0 198 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAN AA 123 531 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 12 38 .432 .242 .320 .375 .254 .484 90 7 1.0 -0.2 -0.3 1.0 8.8 0.9 8.8 0.9
2002 TAC AAA 104 381 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB 89 220 .235 .265 .333 .426 .266 .304 97 -6.1 6.0 1 -0.9 -2.2 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2004 SEA MLB 93 201 .223 .267 .333 .428 .258 .319 101 -8.3 6.0 0.4 -2.6 0.2 -1.7 -0.4 -1.7 -0.4
2004 TAC AAA 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 82 267 .231 .265 .325 .417 .259 .300 97 -8.3 7.7 0.9 -4.3 2.5 2.8 -0.2 2.8 -0.2
2006 SEA MLB 102 283 .230 .272 .334 .425 .255 .288 101 -9.5 8.5 0.5 -3.2 2.9 2.4 -0.1 2.4 -0.1
2007 SEA MLB 91 188 .234 .265 .331 .414 .261 .338 95 -5.5 5.6 0.7 0.4 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 71 192 .266 .262 .332 .410 .260 .338 96 1.2 5.5 0.3 -2.3 1.9 8.9 0.7 8.9 0.7
2009 KCA MLB 125 468 .232 .271 .333 .434 .263 .309 105 -13.9 13.5 -0.2 -0.3 1.9 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 CIN MLB 11 18 .226 .274 .338 .443 .283 .357 97 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2010 KCA MLB 72 181 .231 .264 .329 .415 .260 .294 111 -5.4 5.0 -0.7 1.2 -0.3 -1.4 -0.0 -1.4 -0.0
2011 ARI MLB 97 381 .236 .253 .317 .392 .258 .300 99 -8.9 10.3 2.6 -4.3 0.3 4.2 -0.0 4.2 -0.0
2012 ARI MLB 80 338 .262 .256 .318 .406 .261 .362 102 0.8 9.3 3.7 -8.0 0.3 14.0 0.6 14.0 0.6
2012 DIA Rk 4 10 .363 .266 .350 .389 .280 .375 93 1.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.4 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2013 ARI MLB 48 150 .262 .255 .313 .393 .256 .341 102 0.3 3.9 0.2 -2.2 2.2 6.6 0.5 6.6 0.5
2013 RNO AAA 6 23 .310 .292 .348 .474 .285 .474 117 1.2 0.7 0 0.1 0.7 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2013 USA int 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DIA Rk 4 14 .395 .258 .339 .396 .270 .545 96 2.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
2014 SEA MLB 47 139 .250 .255 .314 .390 .265 .356 89 -1.3 3.6 0.1 -3.2 -0.4 2.0 -0.1 2.0 -0.1
2015 SEA MLB 35 72 .163 .260 .321 .409 .266 .196 97 -6.8 1.9 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -5.1 -0.5 -5.1 -0.5

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
1999 EVE A- 201 35 51 10 3 2 27 22 25 17 5 .287 .368 .410 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAC AAA 198 17 43 5 1 1 23 7 28 5 0 .225 .253 .277 .052 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LNC A+ 293 63 97 19 6 2 51 37 27 22 12 .379 .457 .523 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAN AA 531 59 125 23 2 0 28 28 55 34 9 .255 .292 .310 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 38 11 15 4 0 0 7 5 2 3 1 .455 .526 .576 .121 .432 8.8 -0.3 0.9
2002 TAC AAA 381 47 91 14 3 6 47 29 44 20 10 .270 .325 .383 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB 220 30 49 7 2 1 14 19 39 4 1 .250 .317 .321 .071 .235 -1.2 -0.9 -0.2
2004 TAC AAA 12 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 .417 .417 .667 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 201 27 46 10 0 2 18 10 48 13 2 .245 .283 .330 .085 .223 -1.7 -2.6 -0.4
2005 SEA MLB 267 27 64 15 2 0 22 11 38 14 1 .257 .289 .333 .076 .231 2.8 -4.3 -0.2
2006 SEA MLB 283 36 62 6 2 1 15 24 40 16 3 .247 .320 .299 .052 .230 2.4 -3.2 -0.1
2007 SEA MLB 188 28 48 3 0 2 13 10 35 7 5 .277 .321 .329 .052 .234 -0.2 0.4 0.0
2008 SEA MLB 192 32 46 1 0 0 9 25 29 14 3 .279 .377 .285 .006 .266 8.9 -2.3 0.7
2009 KCA MLB 468 52 115 11 8 4 29 27 73 25 6 .265 .308 .355 .090 .232 1.3 -0.3 0.1
2010 CIN MLB 18 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .000 .226 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1
2010 KCA MLB 181 31 45 10 1 3 17 8 25 8 5 .265 .296 .388 .124 .231 -1.4 1.2 -0.0
2011 ARI MLB 381 44 93 10 2 4 26 23 51 20 10 .266 .317 .340 .074 .236 4.2 -4.3 -0.0
2012 ARI MLB 338 47 98 21 5 0 23 12 55 7 10 .302 .325 .398 .096 .262 14.0 -8.0 0.6
2012 DIA Rk 10 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 .333 .400 .667 .333 .363 2.1 -0.1 0.2
2013 RNO AAA 23 5 9 0 1 0 9 2 2 0 0 .429 .478 .524 .095 .310 2.6 0.1 0.3
2013 ARI MLB 150 16 44 5 1 0 14 8 11 0 2 .317 .360 .367 .050 .262 6.6 -2.2 0.5
2013 DIA Rk 14 4 6 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .500 .571 .583 .083 .395 2.6 -0.3 0.2
2013 USA int 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SEA MLB 139 15 37 6 0 1 14 4 32 1 1 .278 .297 .346 .068 .250 2.0 -3.2 -0.1
2015 SEA MLB 72 2 11 1 0 0 4 2 13 1 1 .159 .194 .174 .014 .163 -5.1 0.4 -0.5

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
2008 728 0.5014 0.4560 0.8675 0.6493 0.2617 0.9241 0.7263 0.1325 321 -0.002092
2009 1772 0.4893 0.4774 0.8546 0.6021 0.3580 0.8985 0.7840 0.1454 757 0.003017
2010 651 0.5023 0.4793 0.8686 0.6391 0.3179 0.9234 0.7573 0.1314 287 0.005848
2011 1421 0.4898 0.4806 0.8477 0.6221 0.3448 0.9053 0.7480 0.1523 593 0.002951
2012 1147 0.4551 0.4961 0.8383 0.6226 0.3904 0.9138 0.7377 0.1617 456 0.002632
2013 514 0.4669 0.4903 0.8373 0.6833 0.3212 0.9207 0.6818 0.1627 209 -0.007081
2014 487 0.4969 0.5113 0.7791 0.6694 0.3551 0.8395 0.6667 0.2209 192 0.002295
2015 240 0.4833 0.5250 0.8016 0.7241 0.3387 0.8929 0.6190 0.1984 92 0.001893
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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
2014-07-24 2014-09-29 60-DL 67 61 Right Knee Surgery 2014-08-08
2013-06-28 2013-08-28 15-DL 61 53 Left Hand Fracture 2 Fractures From HBP - -
2013-03-27 2013-05-31 15-DL 65 53 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-09-04 2012-10-04 DTD 30 26 Right Low Back Recovery From Cartilage Injury Injection - -
2012-08-09 2012-09-01 15-DL 23 22 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Small Tear - -
2012-07-30 2012-08-06 DTD 7 6 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-05-29 2012-05-30 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-08 2012-05-09 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness - -
2011-04-22 2011-05-18 15-DL 26 24 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-09-01 2010-09-10 DTD 9 7 General Medical Gastrointestinal Food Poisoning -
2009-10-16 2009-10-16 Off 0 0 Bilateral Knee Surgery Debridement 2009-10-16
2009-08-20 2009-08-21 DTD 1 0 Bilateral Knee Inflammation -
2008-08-10 2008-09-28 60-DL 49 44 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-03-12 2008-03-17 Camp 5 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2007-03-25 2007-03-27 Camp 2 0 Abdomen Strain -
2006-03-09 2006-03-19 Camp 10 0 Right Fingers Laceration Little Finger -
2005-08-30 2005-10-02 60-DL 33 31 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-07-22 2005-07-22 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2005-06-27 2005-07-02 DTD 5 4 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-08-12 2004-08-15 DTD 3 3 Head Concussion Player Collision Sliding Into Base and Thrown Ball Hit Helmet -
2004-05-02 2004-05-21 15-DL 19 16 Low Back Strain -
2002-06-06 2002-06-18 Minors 12 0 - General Medical Other Positional Vertigo - -
2002-04-22 2002-05-03 Minors 11 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2000-05-24 2000-06-13 Minors 20 0 Left Wrist Contusion Hamate - -
1999-08-06 1999-09-06 Minors 31 0 Left Wrist Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SEA $3,000,000
2014 SEA $2,800,000
2013 ARI $1,900,000
2012 ARI $1,900,000
2011 ARI $750,000
2010 KCA $1,700,000
2009 KCA $1,400,000
2008 SEA $950,000
2007 SEA $825,000
2006 SEA $625,000
2005 SEA $385,000
2004 SEA $325,000
2003 SEA $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$16,860,000
13 yrTotal$16,860,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 29 dBoras Corp.2 years/$5.8M (2014-15)

Details
  • 2 years/$5.8M (2014-15). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/5/13. 14:$2.8M, 15:$3M. DFA by Seattle 7/2/15. Released 7/6/15. Retired 3/16.
  • 2 years/$3.8M (2012-13). Re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/9/11.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011), plus 2012 mutual option. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/18/11. 11:$0.75M, 12:$1.1M mutual option ($0.15M buyout). Arizona exercised 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 2 years/$3.1M (2009-10). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/9/09. 09:$1.4M, 10:$1.7M. Performance bonuses based on games, PAs. Bloomquist declined 2012 option 11/1/11.
  • 2 years/$1.825M (2007-08). Signed extension 11/06, replacing final year of previous deal. $0.1M signing bonus. 07:$0.825M, 08:$0.95M.. Performance bonuses based on PAs: $0.2M in 2007, $0.225M in 2008.
  • 2 years/$1.525M (2006-07). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $0.85M-$0.625M). $50,000 signing bonus. 06:$0.625M, 07:$0.85M. 2007 salary may increase $0.25M based on performance. Performance bonuses based on PAs: $0.15M in 2006, $0.25M in 2007.
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)I'm facing a dilemma in a deep dynasty league draft in a league with no adds/drops. Do I use (waste) precious draft picks to ensure I have backups at every position? I currently have JJ Hardy, B. Phillips (no MI slot) and C. Santana without backups. Do I tolerate the injury risk for these three and potentially being forced into making a lopsided trade if they go down, in order to use the draft picks for high-ceiling prospects? The idea being that said prospects could be used as currency to acquire a better injury replacement than a Willie Bloomquist type backup available in the draft. Of course I wouldn't have any leverage in dealing said prospects when the alternative is taking a zero at a position. What's a guy to do? Thanks!
(Pedro from San Juan)
Hi Pedro.

A lot of this depends on your chances entering this year, but I don't really like the idea of using high draft picks to take backups at a position. Your question makes me think that your league isn't super deep and that you might be able to find some decent replacements in the later rounds of your reserve phase. What I think I would do is try to take osome of the high ceiling prospects early in your reserve phase and then go for some positional backups later instead of taking second or third tier farm players who might not pan out anyway. It does put you at some risk, but the hope here is that you get someone better than Willie Bloomquist on reserve and still are able to build on your talent base for 2014 and beyond. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Campana? Do you think he has a chance to break spring with ARI? I saw it as a bad sign that the young and rebuilding Cubs let him go so easily after the Hairston siging.
(JC from Chevy Chase, MD)
Campana's just a pinch-runner with nice range in the outfield, but little other value. He's a 25th man for a team that values those two skills, and the Diamondbacks might, given that Jason Kubel isn't particularly nimble. However, I don't see a spot for Campana on Kirk Gibson's Opening Day roster; there are just far too many outfielders battling for spots, and even Willie Bloomquist is seemingly on the bubble: http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2012/10/arizona-diamondbacks-2012-13-offseason.html#.US0Lilo4Xzs. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Willie Bloomquist on the WBC roster.....great move or best move?
(jon from Alabama)
Tough call. Gonna hafta go with "grest." (Ian Miller)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, 12 team 5x5. I stumbled into shockingly good depth at 2b (which is scarce as heck): Bill Hall, Darwin Barney (bench), Freddy Sanchez, Willie Bloomquist. Who should start, who are trade bait?
(jm010e from Vegas)
I would move Bloomquist, for sure--depending on him to keep it up is a bet I wouldn't want to make, and one you don't have to make, given your depth there. Barney probably won't bring back much in a deal, whether he is good or not, so dangling one of the other two to see what you can get would be the right play. (Marc Normandin)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's the baseball apocalypse. You can only pick five current major league ballplayers to save. You don't have to base it on stats or team or likeability or anything. Who do you pick?
(hannah from bay area)
What a question! I love watching Adrian Gonzalez hit, so I would like that to continue. Logan Morrison's Twitter account has guaranteed him a spot in this Final Five. Jim Thome can be saved, but only if he promises to sit in BP and hit taters all day long for my amusement as repayment for doing so. Someone needs to pitch to these guys, so it should be Jamie Moyer if for no other reason than he's Jamie Moyer. Willie Bloomquist would probably survive whether I picked him or not. Maybe he's baseball's version of the cockroach. (Marc Normandin)
2009-04-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay: I couldn't care less either way, but why do you assume that Hochevar in AAA is Hillman's decision?
(Joe from Washington, DC)
Oh, Dayton Moore's competence is every bit in question too. Kyle Farnsworth at $9 million? Willie Bloomquist for any amount of money? He's guilty too. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Willie Bloomquist continues to get ABs at center while Ichiro is back in right and Jeremy Reed sits on the bench. Instead of sending Willie to the bench the guys at Lookout Landing suggested using Bloomquist as SS instead of Betancourt. I'm inclined to think Bloomquist shouldn't play everyday, but if he is going to, where do you think Willie would cause the least damage.
(Nick from NYC)
"The Revenge of Willie Bloomquist" sounds like a spoof of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," but I think it's a case of the Mariners and many of their fans getting their just desserts for forever overrating Willie Bloomquist. There's a fundamental cowardice of leadership when you can be cowed by Willie Bloomquist into treating paying customers to an awful lot of Willie Bloomquist. Apparently it's Willie's world, and the Mariners are just dying in it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Willie Bloomquist? Willie freaking Bloomquist? Now Riggleman is playing him! Does anyone in Seattle know what they are doing?
(Mike W from Chicago)
I was around the Mariners for one game in late April and had the sense then that they were in for a really long season. Everything just seemed out of whack with them. It's hard to describe, just a feeling I had then. They need to completely overhaul everything there in my opinion. (John Perrotto)


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