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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 2471 .231 .305 .318 64 2.5
Birth Date6-20-1972
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age47 years, 2 months, 4 days
BatsL
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
1998 DET 26 96 333 83 12 1 3 23 82 0 1 1 .272 .319 .348 66 -13.4 -0.6 -12.4 -1.1
1999 HOU 27 73 247 55 14 1 2 26 57 0 1 1 .256 .332 .358 68 -9.6 -0.1 5.0 0.6
2000 ATL 28 24 63 11 4 0 2 5 15 0 0 0 .190 .254 .362 59 -3.1 0.0 0.5 0.0
2000 FLO 28 56 186 39 6 1 0 22 48 1 0 0 .242 .335 .292 59 -9.3 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2000 HOU 28 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 55 -0.1 0.0 -1.9 -0.2
2001 ATL 29 61 157 29 10 1 2 20 34 0 1 0 .212 .312 .343 71 -5.1 2.3 9.4 1.4
2002 MIL 30 87 257 55 8 1 4 20 46 0 0 2 .235 .295 .329 73 -7.5 1.3 -6.2 -0.1
2003 CHN 31 70 213 43 13 3 0 22 47 1 0 1 .229 .311 .330 67 -8.0 2.3 -0.1 0.4
2004 CHN 32 49 157 28 8 0 1 15 29 2 1 0 .203 .288 .283 61 -7.3 0.2 5.7 0.6
2005 LAN 33 13 47 10 2 0 0 7 12 0 0 0 .250 .362 .300 67 -1.9 -0.4 0.0 0.0
2006 KCA 34 56 167 32 3 0 0 11 46 0 0 0 .209 .261 .229 46 -10.9 -1.5 -3.7 -0.8
2007 BAL 35 60 174 32 3 1 1 15 50 1 0 1 .205 .277 .256 47 -11.0 -1.2 -2.5 -0.6
2008 CIN 36 99 338 65 11 2 6 34 90 1 0 2 .217 .299 .328 61 -15.5 -1.2 18.7 1.8
2009 PHI 37 44 130 26 4 0 3 13 32 1 0 1 .224 .308 .336 75 -3.6 -0.6 5.1 0.7
Career7892471508981124233589749.231.305.31864-106.20.416.12.5

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
1993 BIL Rk PIO 57 221 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 WNS A+ CRL 90 336 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 WNS A+ CRL 82 299 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA SOU 110 419 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IND AAA AA 0 357 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DET MLB AL 96 333 .270 .333 .433 .357 98 -6 9.1 5.9 66 10 -12.4 -0.6 -13.4 -1.1
1998 TOL AAA INT 0 49 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HOU MLB NL 73 247 .274 .342 .438 .333 96 -6 6.7 4.6 68 13 5.0 -0.1 -9.6 0.6
1999 NWO AAA PCL 0 48 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB NL 24 63 .262 .337 .428 .220 111 -5.4 2.0 1.2 59 10 0.5 0.0 -3.1 0.0
2000 FLO MLB NL 56 186 .261 .339 .427 .342 105 -10.6 5.9 3.5 59 10 -1.5 -0.1 -9.3 -0.1
2000 HOU MLB NL 1 2 .279 .361 .507 .000 130 -0.5 0.1 0 55 10 -1.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.2
2001 ATL MLB NL 61 157 .266 .331 .431 .267 96 -5.7 4.7 2.8 71 11 9.4 2.3 -5.1 1.4
2002 MIL MLB NL 87 257 .258 .324 .410 .277 100 -11.2 7.4 4.3 73 10 -6.2 1.3 -7.5 -0.1
2003 CHN MLB NL 70 213 .268 .331 .431 .303 103 -5.3 5.6 3.8 67 15 -0.1 2.3 -8.0 0.4
2004 CHN MLB NL 49 157 .271 .336 .441 .248 96 -9.9 4.7 2.8 61 11 5.7 0.2 -7.3 0.6
2005 LAN MLB NL 13 47 .276 .336 .439 .357 99 -0.3 1.4 0.8 67 13 0.0 -0.4 -1.9 0.0
2006 KCA MLB AL 56 167 .273 .333 .433 .296 112 -15.9 5.0 3 46 12 -3.7 -1.5 -10.9 -0.8
2006 WIC AA TXS 3 12 .310 .384 .516 .182 131 -1.3 0.3 0.2 27 0 0.0 0.0 -1.3 -0.1
2007 BAL MLB AL 60 174 .266 .328 .421 .292 100 -13.5 5.2 3.1 47 9 -2.5 -1.2 -11.0 -0.6
2008 CIN MLB NL 99 338 .259 .327 .410 .289 100 -15.4 9.8 5.8 61 11 18.7 -1.2 -15.5 1.8
2009 PHI MLB NL 44 130 .264 .332 .410 .284 97 -3 3.7 2.2 75 13 5.1 -0.6 -3.6 0.7
2009 REA AA EAS 10 43 .244 .312 .353 .441 97 0.4 1.2 0.3 125 0 -0.1 0.2 1.1 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
1993 BIL Rk PIO 221 194 34 61 11 0 4 84 30 22 37 5 1 .314 .385 .433 .119 1 1
1994 WNS A+ CRL 336 289 29 59 9 1 3 79 26 35 81 2 2 .204 .292 .273 .069 8 8
1995 WNS A+ CRL 299 249 29 71 11 2 7 107 27 42 66 3 1 .285 .383 .430 .145 6 6
1996 CHT AA SOU 419 360 53 106 27 0 8 157 48 48 93 1 0 .294 .383 .436 .142 2 2
1997 IND AAA AA 357 321 34 78 14 1 8 118 43 34 81 0 5 .243 .319 .368 .125 0 0
1998 TOL AAA INT 49 48 5 14 3 1 1 22 6 1 13 0 0 .292 .306 .458 .167 0 0
1998 DET MLB AL 333 305 23 83 12 1 3 106 30 23 82 1 1 .272 .319 .348 .075 4 1
1999 HOU MLB NL 247 215 16 55 14 1 2 77 17 26 57 1 1 .256 .332 .358 .102 3 3
1999 NWO AAA PCL 48 47 2 9 3 1 1 17 4 1 11 0 0 .191 .208 .362 .170 0 0
2000 HOU MLB NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2000 FLO MLB NL 186 161 10 39 6 1 0 47 14 22 48 0 0 .242 .335 .292 .050 1 1
2000 ATL MLB NL 63 58 8 11 4 0 2 21 6 5 15 0 0 .190 .254 .362 .172 0 0
2001 ATL MLB NL 157 137 19 29 10 1 2 47 15 20 34 1 0 .212 .312 .343 .131 0 0
2002 MIL MLB NL 257 234 24 55 8 1 4 77 20 20 46 0 2 .235 .295 .329 .094 0 3
2003 CHN MLB NL 213 188 19 43 13 3 0 62 17 22 47 0 1 .229 .311 .330 .101 1 1
2004 CHN MLB NL 157 138 13 28 8 0 1 39 10 15 29 1 0 .203 .288 .283 .080 1 1
2005 LAN MLB NL 47 40 1 10 2 0 0 12 4 7 12 0 0 .250 .362 .300 .050 0 0
2006 WIC AA TXS 12 12 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2006 KCA MLB AL 167 153 7 32 3 0 0 35 10 11 46 0 0 .209 .261 .229 .020 1 2
2007 BAL MLB AL 174 156 13 32 3 1 1 40 8 15 50 0 1 .205 .277 .256 .051 1 1
2008 CIN MLB NL 338 299 30 65 11 2 6 98 35 34 90 0 2 .217 .299 .328 .110 1 3
2009 REA AA EAS 43 42 5 15 1 0 0 16 10 1 8 0 0 .357 .372 .381 .024 0 0
2009 PHI MLB NL 130 116 12 26 4 0 3 39 9 13 32 0 1 .224 .308 .336 .112 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1197 0.5263 0.4461 0.7247 0.5841 0.2928 0.8397 0.4699 0.2753 -0.0073
2009 490 0.5102 0.4714 0.7446 0.6360 0.3000 0.8616 0.4861 0.2554 -0.0008
Career16870.52160.45340.73050.59920.29490.84610.47460.2695-0.0054

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
2008-03-24 2008-03-26 Camp 2 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-03-05 2007-03-10 Camp 5 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-07-02 2006-08-02 15-DL 31 27 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-05-27 2005-10-03 60-DL 129 116 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2005-06-24
2002-06-09 2002-06-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Dislocation Little Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 BAL $900,000
2006 KCA $700,000
2005 LAN $650,000
2004 CHN $865,000
2003 CHN $750,000
2002 MIL $750,000
2001 ATL $450,000
2000 FLO $275,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$5,340,000
8 yrTotal$5,340,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 86 dBarry Meister

Details
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2009). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/09. $0.3M in performance bonuses based on starts. Released by Cubs 3/30/09 (due 45 days' pay, $178,279). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 5/18/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 6/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 3/31/08.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2007). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/06. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 60 g, $0.1M for 80 g.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2006). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2005). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/05. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 60, 75, 90, 100 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2004). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2003). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/02.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2002)
  • drafted 1993 (5-148)

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
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't like much of what Jim Hendry has done this offseason but what confuses me is letting Henry Blanco walk? Are koyie Hill and Paul Bako the left handed hitting messiahs? What am I missing? Was Blanco too expensive? Is he injured?
(ced from chicago)
I can understand a desire to get a backup for Geovany Soto who's an opposite-side hitter, but yes, I'd rather have spent the money to retain Blanco than spend it on Bako (or Joey Gathright, for that matter). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, about your 'dusty moment' unfiltered piece. You mention the idea to bring in Volquez was a terrible idea. Baker was left with Volquez and Cueto. With an offday on Monday, Cueto was slated to go on Tuesday (and, apparently, his throw day was Saturday). Would you rather Baker have brought in a position player, of which his choices were Paul Bako or whomever else was in the lineup that could pitch?
(jason from columbus)
Yeah. I would have punted the game. Maybe that's too conservative, but if you figure your chance at any point is something less than 50% with any pitcher (on the road in extras), and 5% with a position player, I would have rather paid the ~.45 of a win than risk Volquez' arm. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1998 MLB -.012 -12.2 4145 .000 -0.2 92 -.008 .004 0.5 -11.9 -12.4
1999 MLB .006 3.8 2733 .000 0.3 49 -.029 -.008 1.3 5.4 5.0
2000 MLB -.003 -2.5 2899 .001 -0.6 60 -.015 .004 0.6 -1.3 -2.9
2001 MLB .021 8.4 1598 .000 -0.1 47 -.007 .013 0.2 8.9 9.4
2002 MLB -.006 -4.6 2941 .001 -0.9 57 .027 .001 -1.0 -6.5 -6.2
2003 MLB .001 0.3 2434 .001 -0.4 31 -.009 .002 0.2 0.4 -0.1
2004 MLB .011 4.3 1634 -.001 0.4 48 .007 .001 -0.2 4.4 5.7
2005 MLB -.001 -0.1 466 .000 0.0 4 -.059 .000 0.1 0.8 0.0
2006 MLB -.007 -3.8 2211 .000 -0.1 27 -.014 .001 0.2 -2.7 -3.7
2006 AA .000 0.0 131 .000 0.0 5 -.001 .000 0.0 1.3 0.0
2007 MLB -.001 -0.4 2367 .001 -0.4 28 .040 .003 -0.7 -1.5 -2.5
2008 MLB .023 19.6 4169 -.001 0.7 68 -.008 -.002 0.4 20.4 18.7
2009 MLB .020 6.2 1383 .003 -1.2 20 -.013 .002 0.2 4.9 5.1
2009 AA .000 0.0 330 .000 0.0 6 .003 .003 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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