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Portrait of Willie Bloomquist

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 3136 .269 .316 .342 81 1.0
Birth Date11-27-1977
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age41 years, 5 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 SEA 24 12 38 15 4 0 0 5 2 0 3 1 .455 .526 .576 111 0.7 1.0 -0.3 0.2
2003 SEA 25 89 220 49 7 2 1 19 39 1 4 1 .250 .317 .321 73 -6.7 -2.2 -1.0 -0.3
2004 SEA 26 93 201 46 10 0 2 10 48 0 13 2 .245 .283 .330 62 -9.1 0.2 -2.7 -0.5
2005 SEA 27 82 267 64 15 2 0 11 38 1 14 1 .257 .289 .333 70 -9.4 2.5 -4.4 -0.3
2006 SEA 28 102 283 62 6 2 1 24 40 4 16 3 .247 .320 .299 80 -6.0 2.9 -3.4 0.2
2007 SEA 29 91 188 48 3 0 2 10 35 1 7 5 .277 .321 .329 67 -7.3 -1.0 0.2 -0.2
2008 SEA 30 71 192 46 1 0 0 25 29 1 14 3 .279 .377 .285 90 -2.0 1.9 -2.3 0.3
2009 KCA 31 125 468 115 11 8 4 27 73 1 25 6 .265 .308 .355 82 -9.2 1.9 -0.3 0.6
2010 CIN 32 11 18 5 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .294 .333 .294 79 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
2010 KCA 32 72 181 45 10 1 3 8 25 0 8 5 .265 .296 .388 80 -3.9 -0.3 1.2 0.1
2011 ARI 33 97 381 93 10 2 4 23 51 4 20 10 .266 .317 .340 86 -5.5 0.3 -4.3 0.4
2012 ARI 34 80 338 98 21 5 0 12 55 0 7 10 .303 .325 .398 93 -2.5 0.3 -8.0 0.3
2013 ARI 35 48 150 44 5 1 0 8 11 2 0 2 .317 .360 .367 104 0.9 2.2 -2.2 0.5
2014 SEA 36 47 139 37 6 0 1 4 32 0 1 1 .278 .297 .346 82 -2.6 -0.4 -3.2 -0.3
2015 SEA 37 35 72 11 1 0 0 2 13 1 1 1 .159 .194 .174 61 -3.0 -0.1 0.4 -0.1
Career1055313677811023181894941613351.269.316.34281-66.08.9-30.91.0

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 EVE A- NWN 0 201 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LNC A+ CLF 0 293 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAC AAA PCL 0 198 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAN AA TXS 123 531 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB AL 12 38 .242 .320 .375 .484 89 7.1 1.1 -0.2 111 13 -0.3 1.0 0.7 0.2
2002 TAC AAA PCL 104 381 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SEA MLB AL 89 220 .265 .333 .426 .304 97 -6.1 6.0 1 73 11 -1.0 -2.2 -6.7 -0.3
2004 SEA MLB AL 93 201 .267 .333 .428 .319 101 -8.3 6.0 0.4 62 9 -2.7 0.2 -9.1 -0.5
2004 TAC AAA PCL 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB AL 82 267 .265 .325 .417 .300 97 -8.3 7.7 0.9 70 10 -4.4 2.5 -9.4 -0.3
2006 SEA MLB AL 102 283 .272 .334 .425 .288 101 -9.5 8.5 0.5 80 10 -3.4 2.9 -6.0 0.2
2007 SEA MLB AL 91 188 .265 .331 .414 .338 95 -5.5 5.6 0.7 67 12 0.2 -1.0 -7.3 -0.2
2008 SEA MLB AL 71 192 .262 .332 .410 .338 96 1.2 5.5 0.3 90 9 -2.3 1.9 -2.0 0.3
2009 KCA MLB AL 125 468 .271 .333 .434 .309 105 -13.9 13.5 -0.2 82 10 -0.3 1.9 -9.2 0.6
2010 CIN MLB NL 11 18 .274 .338 .443 .357 97 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 79 14 -0.7 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
2010 KCA MLB AL 72 181 .264 .329 .415 .294 111 -5.4 5.0 -0.7 80 14 1.2 -0.3 -3.9 0.1
2011 ARI MLB NL 97 381 .253 .317 .392 .300 99 -8.9 10.3 2.6 86 9 -4.3 0.3 -5.5 0.4
2012 ARI MLB NL 80 338 .256 .318 .406 .362 102 0.5 9.3 3.7 93 10 -8.0 0.3 -2.5 0.3
2012 DIA Rk AZL 4 10 .266 .350 .389 .375 93 1.3 0.3 0.1 128 0 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.1
2013 ARI MLB NL 48 150 .255 .313 .393 .341 101 0.4 3.9 0.2 104 10 -2.2 2.2 0.9 0.5
2013 RNO AAA PCL 6 23 .292 .348 .474 .474 117 1.2 0.7 0 133 0 0.1 0.7 0.6 0.2
2013 USA int WBC 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 DIA Rk AZL 4 14 .258 .339 .396 .545 98 2.1 0.4 0.1 205 0 -0.3 0.0 0.7 0.1
2014 SEA MLB AL 47 139 .255 .314 .390 .356 87 -1 3.6 0.1 82 14 -3.2 -0.4 -2.6 -0.3
2015 SEA MLB AL 35 72 .260 .321 .409 .196 101 -6.8 1.9 -0.1 61 12 0.4 -0.1 -3.0 -0.1

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 EVE A- NWN 201 178 35 51 10 3 2 73 27 22 25 17 5 .287 .368 .410 .124 0 0
2000 LNC A+ CLF 293 256 63 97 19 6 2 134 51 37 27 22 12 .379 .457 .523 .145 0 0
2000 TAC AAA PCL 198 191 17 43 5 1 1 53 23 7 28 5 0 .225 .253 .277 .052 0 0
2001 SAN AA TXS 531 491 59 125 23 2 0 152 28 28 55 34 9 .255 .292 .310 .055 7 7
2002 TAC AAA PCL 381 337 47 91 14 3 6 129 47 29 44 20 10 .270 .325 .383 .113 9 9
2002 SEA MLB AL 38 33 11 15 4 0 0 19 7 5 2 3 1 .455 .526 .576 .121 0 0
2003 SEA MLB AL 220 196 30 49 7 2 1 63 14 19 39 4 1 .250 .317 .321 .071 2 2
2004 SEA MLB AL 201 188 27 46 10 0 2 62 18 10 48 13 2 .245 .283 .330 .085 0 3
2004 TAC AAA PCL 12 12 2 5 0 0 1 8 3 0 2 1 0 .417 .417 .667 .250 0 0
2005 SEA MLB AL 267 249 27 64 15 2 0 83 22 11 38 14 1 .257 .289 .333 .076 2 4
2006 SEA MLB AL 283 251 36 62 6 2 1 75 15 24 40 16 3 .247 .320 .299 .052 2 2
2007 SEA MLB AL 188 173 28 48 3 0 2 57 13 10 35 7 5 .277 .321 .329 .052 0 4
2008 SEA MLB AL 192 165 32 46 1 0 0 47 9 25 29 14 3 .279 .377 .285 .006 0 1
2009 KCA MLB AL 468 434 52 115 11 8 4 154 29 27 73 25 6 .265 .308 .355 .090 2 4
2010 CIN MLB NL 18 17 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 3 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .000 0 0
2010 KCA MLB AL 181 170 31 45 10 1 3 66 17 8 25 8 5 .265 .296 .388 .124 1 2
2011 ARI MLB NL 381 350 44 93 10 2 4 119 26 23 51 20 10 .266 .317 .340 .074 2 2
2012 ARI MLB NL 338 324 47 98 21 5 0 129 23 12 55 7 10 .303 .325 .398 .096 2 0
2012 DIA Rk AZL 10 9 3 3 1 1 0 6 4 1 1 0 0 .333 .400 .667 .333 0 0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 23 21 5 9 0 1 0 11 9 2 2 0 0 .429 .478 .524 .095 0 0
2013 USA int WBC 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1
2013 ARI MLB NL 150 139 16 44 5 1 0 51 14 8 11 0 2 .317 .360 .367 .050 1 0
2013 DIA Rk AZL 14 12 4 6 1 0 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 .500 .571 .583 .083 0 0
2014 SEA MLB AL 139 133 15 37 6 0 1 46 14 4 32 1 1 .278 .297 .346 .068 1
2015 SEA MLB AL 72 69 2 11 1 0 0 12 4 2 13 1 1 .159 .194 .174 .014 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 728 0.5014 0.4560 0.8675 0.6411 0.2700 0.9274 0.7245 0.1325 -0.0021
2009 1772 0.4983 0.4774 0.8546 0.6149 0.3408 0.9042 0.7657 0.1454 0.0030
2010 651 0.4992 0.4793 0.8686 0.6462 0.3129 0.9286 0.7451 0.1314 0.0058
2011 1420 0.5106 0.4810 0.8477 0.6097 0.3468 0.9072 0.7386 0.1523 0.0030
2012 1147 0.4900 0.4961 0.8383 0.6263 0.3709 0.9176 0.7097 0.1617 0.0026
2013 514 0.5097 0.4903 0.8373 0.6603 0.3135 0.9133 0.6709 0.1627 -0.0071
2014 487 0.4928 0.5113 0.7791 0.6625 0.3644 0.8428 0.6667 0.2209 0.0023
2015 240 0.4625 0.5250 0.8016 0.7297 0.3488 0.9136 0.6000 0.1984 0.0019
Career69590.49910.48410.84480.63200.33690.90840.72510.15520.0018

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)

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
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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