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Portrait of Carlos Guillen

Carlos Guillen SSTigers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 5277 .285 .355 .443 102 23.5
Birth Date9-30-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age43 years, 3 months, 18 days
BatsB
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 SEA 22 10 42 13 1 1 0 3 9 0 2 0 .333 .381 .410 73 -1.3 0.5 1.4 0.2
1999 SEA 23 5 21 3 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 .158 .200 .316 77 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2000 SEA 24 90 328 74 15 2 7 28 53 2 1 3 .257 .324 .396 73 -10.4 4.0 0.0 0.6
2001 SEA 25 140 523 118 21 4 5 53 89 1 4 1 .259 .333 .355 79 -12.2 4.0 -3.8 1.0
2002 SEA 26 134 528 124 24 6 9 46 91 1 4 5 .261 .326 .394 86 -6.9 0.7 -9.9 0.6
2003 SEA 27 109 451 107 19 3 7 52 64 1 4 4 .276 .359 .394 92 -2.1 -0.7 -3.9 1.0
2004 DET 28 136 583 166 37 10 20 52 87 2 12 5 .318 .379 .542 122 20.2 0.6 5.5 5.0
2005 DET 29 87 361 107 15 4 5 24 45 2 2 3 .320 .368 .434 97 0.7 0.3 3.8 1.9
2006 DET 30 153 622 174 41 5 19 71 87 4 20 9 .320 .400 .519 125 24.3 4.6 -1.2 5.3
2007 DET 31 151 630 167 35 9 21 55 93 3 13 8 .296 .357 .502 120 19.7 1.4 -6.3 3.8
2008 DET 32 113 489 120 29 2 10 60 67 3 9 3 .286 .376 .436 110 9.1 0.4 6.5 3.0
2009 DET 33 81 322 67 10 3 11 39 56 3 1 3 .242 .339 .419 105 4.0 -0.5 -0.5 0.8
2010 DET 34 68 275 69 17 1 6 21 41 0 1 2 .273 .327 .419 92 -1.2 -3.3 0.2 0.2
2011 DET 35 28 102 22 2 1 3 5 16 0 1 1 .232 .265 .368 97 0.2 0.1 -0.8 0.2
Career13055277133126651124510804227447.285.355.44310243.512.1-9.523.5

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 G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1996 QUD A 29 131 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 JAC AA 0 430 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NWO AAA 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SEA MLB 10 42 .278 .331 .446 .433 100 0.7 1.1 -0.1 73 30 1.4 0.5 -1.3 0.2
1998 NWO AAA 0 410 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TAC AAA 0 101 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SEA MLB 5 21 .286 .351 .449 .167 98 -2.5 0.6 0.1 77 16 -0.4 -0.1 -0.6 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 90 328 .270 .339 .434 .290 84 -0.5 10.3 2.1 73 15 0.0 4.0 -10.4 0.6
2000 TAC AAA 0 100 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 140 523 .269 .334 .430 .307 95 -5 15.6 7 79 13 -3.8 4.0 -12.2 1.0
2002 SEA MLB 134 528 .266 .333 .427 .304 94 1.4 15.2 6.7 86 17 -9.9 0.7 -6.9 0.6
2003 SEA MLB 109 451 .267 .334 .428 .311 97 3.6 12.3 4.6 92 15 -3.9 -0.7 -2.1 1.0
2003 TAC AAA 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 136 583 .272 .336 .439 .348 103 26.3 17.3 7.9 122 15 5.5 0.6 20.2 5.0
2005 DET MLB 87 361 .266 .326 .423 .358 101 8.9 10.4 3.6 97 23 3.8 0.3 0.7 1.9
2006 DET MLB 153 622 .274 .333 .435 .351 106 25.5 18.7 7.5 125 13 -1.2 4.6 24.3 5.3
2007 DET MLB 151 630 .268 .330 .422 .319 103 18 18.7 5.4 120 10 -6.3 1.4 19.7 3.8
2008 DET MLB 113 489 .265 .329 .415 .317 103 11.8 14.1 -0.4 110 16 6.5 0.4 9.1 3.0
2009 DET MLB 81 322 .262 .328 .421 .263 104 1.3 9.3 -4 105 13 -0.5 -0.5 4.0 0.8
2009 LAK A+ 5 16 .250 .318 .354 .333 114 0.2 0.5 -0.3 96 5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2009 TOL AAA 2 9 .311 .356 .500 .667 124 1.2 0.3 -0.2 112 4 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0
2010 DET MLB 68 275 .266 .327 .419 .304 110 -3.5 7.6 -1.6 92 19 0.2 -3.3 -1.2 0.2
2010 WMI A 2 7 .227 .303 .357 .333 99 0 0.2 0 97 10 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2010 TOL AAA 5 20 .257 .321 .395 .385 106 2.3 0.6 0 104 5 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2011 DET MLB 28 102 .253 .314 .393 .244 108 -3.8 2.8 -0.2 97 19 -0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2
2011 LAK A+ 4 16 .238 .305 .348 .231 108 -0.3 0.5 -0.2 96 4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2011 ERI AA 1 4 .271 .346 .371 .500 85 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 92 15 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 TOL AAA 14 55 .258 .321 .384 .421 95 4.7 1.7 -0.3 101 3 -0.7 -2.2 0.2 -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
1996 QUD A 131 112 23 37 7 1 3 55 17 16 25 13 6 .330 .414 .491 .161 0 0
1997 NWO AAA 13 13 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .077 0 0
1997 JAC AA 430 390 47 99 16 1 10 147 39 38 78 6 5 .254 .323 .377 .123 0 0
1998 SEA MLB 42 39 9 13 1 1 0 16 5 3 9 2 0 .333 .381 .410 .077 0 0
1998 NWO AAA 410 374 67 109 18 4 12 171 51 31 61 3 4 .291 .354 .457 .166 0 0
1998 TAC AAA 101 92 8 21 1 1 1 27 4 9 17 1 2 .228 .297 .293 .065 0 0
1999 SEA MLB 21 19 2 3 0 0 1 6 3 1 6 0 0 .158 .200 .316 .158 0 1
2000 TAC AAA 100 87 19 26 4 1 2 38 11 12 17 4 1 .299 .390 .437 .138 0 0
2000 SEA MLB 328 288 45 74 15 2 7 114 42 28 53 1 3 .257 .324 .396 .139 3 7
2001 SEA MLB 523 456 72 118 21 4 5 162 53 53 89 4 1 .259 .333 .355 .096 6 7
2002 SEA MLB 528 475 73 124 24 6 9 187 56 46 91 4 5 .261 .326 .394 .133 3 3
2003 SEA MLB 451 388 63 107 19 3 7 153 52 52 64 4 4 .276 .359 .394 .119 5 5
2003 TAC AAA 15 14 2 5 1 0 2 12 4 0 1 0 0 .357 .400 .857 .500 0 0
2004 DET MLB 583 522 97 166 37 10 20 283 97 52 87 12 5 .318 .379 .542 .224 4 3
2005 DET MLB 361 334 48 107 15 4 5 145 23 24 45 2 3 .320 .368 .434 .114 1 0
2006 DET MLB 622 543 100 174 41 5 19 282 85 71 87 20 9 .320 .400 .519 .199 4 0
2007 DET MLB 630 564 86 167 35 9 21 283 102 55 93 13 8 .296 .357 .502 .206 8 0
2008 DET MLB 489 420 68 120 29 2 10 183 54 60 67 9 3 .286 .376 .436 .150 4 2
2009 DET MLB 322 277 36 67 10 3 11 116 41 39 56 1 3 .242 .339 .419 .177 3 0
2009 TOL AAA 9 7 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 .571 .667 .571 .000 0 0
2009 LAK A+ 16 12 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 0 .250 .438 .333 .083 0 0
2010 WMI A 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 0 0
2010 DET MLB 275 253 26 69 17 1 6 106 34 21 41 1 2 .273 .327 .419 .146 1 0
2010 TOL AAA 20 18 5 6 3 0 1 12 2 2 4 0 0 .333 .400 .667 .333 0 0
2011 DET MLB 102 95 8 22 2 1 3 35 13 5 16 1 1 .232 .265 .368 .137 2 0
2011 LAK A+ 16 15 1 3 2 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 0 .200 .250 .333 .133 0 0
2011 TOL AAA 55 49 9 17 6 0 1 26 9 6 10 1 0 .347 .418 .531 .184 0 0
2011 ERI AA 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1817 0.4827 0.4452 0.8566 0.6522 0.2521 0.9126 0.7215 0.1434 -0.0002
2009 1210 0.4860 0.4860 0.8061 0.6854 0.2974 0.8462 0.7189 0.1939 -0.0044
2010 1009 0.4886 0.5213 0.8346 0.7302 0.3217 0.8806 0.7349 0.1654 0.0023
2011 382 0.5105 0.5209 0.7739 0.7692 0.2620 0.8400 0.5714 0.2261 -0.0006
Career44180.48740.48030.83060.68920.28130.88080.71090.1694-0.0008

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
2012-02-25 2012-03-06 Camp 10 0 - Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
2011-09-19 2011-10-16 DTD 27 9 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-08-13 2011-09-01 15-DL 19 18 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2011-03-30 2011-07-16 60-DL 108 93 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Microfracture 2010-09-17
2011-02-22 2011-03-30 Camp 36 0 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Microfracture 2010-09-17
2010-08-17 2010-10-04 15-DL 48 44 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2010-09-17
2010-07-25 2010-08-09 15-DL 15 16 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2010-06-04 2010-06-05 DTD 1 1 Left Soreness -
2010-04-23 2010-05-28 15-DL 35 30 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-01 2010-04-03 Camp 2 0 Left Thigh Spasms Hamstring -
2009-05-05 2009-07-24 15-DL 80 68 Left Shoulder Impingement Frayed Labrum and Rotator Cuff and Stretched Ligaments -
2009-04-26 2009-04-27 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2009-04-22 2009-04-22 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Tightness Achilles Tendon -
2009-04-12 2009-04-12 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2008-08-26 2008-09-29 DTD 34 30 Low Back Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve -
2008-08-13 2008-08-16 DTD 3 3 Low Back Nerve Injury Pinched Nerve -
2008-08-09 2008-08-11 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2008-05-28 2008-05-30 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness GI -
2008-04-24 2008-04-27 DTD 3 3 Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-04-18 2008-04-18 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-04-12 2008-04-14 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-08-02 2007-08-03 DTD 1 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2007-06-11 2007-06-15 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-05-31 2007-06-05 DTD 5 4 Right Groin Strain -
2007-05-02 2007-05-04 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness Biceps -
2007-03-25 2007-03-27 Camp 2 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2007-03-15 2007-03-16 Camp 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-09-03 2006-09-08 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-08-02 2006-08-02 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion HBP -
2006-06-10 2006-06-11 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Swelling -
2006-05-26 2006-05-27 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2006-03-27 2006-03-29 Camp 2 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2005-08-11 2005-09-23 15-DL 43 39 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-08-08 2005-08-08 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-06-08 2005-06-26 15-DL 18 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-05-29 2005-06-02 DTD 4 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2005-05-26 2005-05-28 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2005-05-18 2005-05-20 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2005-05-09 2005-05-10 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Swelling -
2005-04-13 2005-04-14 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Swelling -
2004-09-12 2004-10-03 DTD 21 21 Right Knee Surgery ACL 2004-09-28
2004-07-22 2004-07-22 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2003-07-29 2003-08-23 15-DL 25 23 Abdomen Inflammation -
2003-07-02 2003-07-11 DTD 9 8 Left Groin Strain -
2003-06-19 2003-06-21 DTD 2 2 Elbow Contusion HBP -
2003-06-15 2003-06-17 DTD 2 2 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin From Foul Ball -
2003-05-22 2003-05-22 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2000-04-13 2000-04-28 15-DL 15 12 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-04-11 1999-10-04 60-DL 176 157 Right Knee Surgery ACL - -
1996-05-21 1996-09-11 Minors 113 0 Left Shoulder Dislocation - -
1994-06-01 1994-09-12 Minors 103 0 Left Shoulder Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 DET $13,000,000
2010 DET $13,000,000
2009 DET $10,000,000
2008 DET $12,000,000
2007 DET $5,000,000
2006 DET $5,000,000
2005 DET $4,000,000
2004 DET $2,500,000
2003 SEA $2,500,000
2002 SEA $1,400,000
2001 SEA $285,000
2000 SEA $205,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$68,890,000
13 yrTotal$68,890,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 yOctagon1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/1/12 (minor-league contract). Retired 3/6/12.
  • 4 years/$48M (2008-11). Signed extension with Detroit 3/07. 08:$12M, 09:$10M, 10:$13M, 11:$13M.
  • 3 years/$14M (2005-07). Signed extension 6/04. 05:$4M, 06:$5M, 07:$5M. Award bonus: $25,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2004). Re-signed 12/03 (avoided arbitration). $0.9M in performance bonuses: $50,000 for 400 PAs. $0.1M each for 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PAs. $0.15M for 600 for PAs). Acquired in trade from Seattle 1/04.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2003). Re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2002). Re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration, $1.875M-$1.2M).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)With Carlos Guillen and Magglio Ordonez done, the Tigers have an extra $20M/year to play with in the offseason, I say go get Jose Reyes, put him at second, then you can run out an infield of C Alex Avila, 1B Miguel Cabrera, 2B Reyes, SS Jhonny Peralta, 3B Nick Castellanos. Sound like a plan? If not who should the Tigers go after with the $20m?
(DetroitDale from Florida (eternal spring training))
I would check with Dave Dombrowksi on that stuff -- he seems to have Tigers going pretty good these days (John Coppolella)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you care to expand on your worries over the Tigers' future....weak farm? Iffy everyday lineup? The rotation is locked up for a long while. Thank you.
(lemppi from Iowa)
Weak farm; Kevin had them 27th in the organizational rankings this spring. They'll have some financial flexibility after this season, and while Mike Ilich isn't afraid to spend, they absolutely have to avoid the entanglements that produced so much dead salary over the past few years. Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Jeremy Bonderman - I can't think of a team that had so many contracts of $10 million per year blow up on them all at once. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)I 've been reluctant to make a trade since my last one was so stupid. Frustrated with Detroit for giving up on Sizemore a month ago or so, I traded Boesch - who wasn't hitting at all and looking like his 2nd half of not hitting last year and Sizemore for Mark Ellis. A few days after the trade Ellis hit the DL, Boesch went on a tear, and Sizemore was traded to Oakland where he was better appreciated. Recently, I almost offered Jennings for Kipnis, but decided not to mess up my team any further. Meanwhile, Ellis came alive in Oakland for a bit and now my Carlos Guillen is up and seemingly pretty acceptable. I still have Granderson, Adam Jones, Melky, Delmon, and Trout for outfielders - not to mention one Jose Bautista, if I didn't need him at first until Butler starts hitting again. Should I make that deal anyway on the assumption Guillen and Ellis will be injured again - or is Jennings' upside too great? (We can keep 13 non-prospects at the end of the season.)
(hotstatrat from Scoresheet fantasyland)
Kipnis has good upside as well relative to his position. Grandy, Jones, and Trout work for me but I don't see Melky repeating and I have a hate/hate relationship with Young because I see little skills growth and fluctuating states based off short-term success mixed in with long slumps. (Jason Collette)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Dave Dombrowski? His deal is up after '11. Do GM's go into seasons as a lame duck often or is an extension looming? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It's pretty hard to denigrate the job Dombrowski has done. He walked into a real disaster zone and got the club to the World Series. We just ticked off some of the mistakes that Omar Minaya has made, but how many of those contracts has Dombrowski handed out? The Magglio Ordonez deal gets criticized, but how bad has Ordonez been? Bonderman imploded, but he was signed coming off a good year at 23. The Carlos Guillen deal was questionable at the time (2007) and you would have liked to see them being more aggressive in searching for a catcher this year. Overall, though, I think he'll be back if he wants to be. The only question is, if, as Sparky Anderson suggested about certain managerial firings, "They just get sick of seeing you." We don't know about those relationships, obviously. (Steven Goldman)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Guillen's not the most durable cat around already, and now he's going to be moved from the outfield to 2nd base after he returns from the DL. Is there a concern that he will be susceptible to other injuries due to the position change? Is it wise to make a move like this in-season?
(Phil from NJ)
It's an interesting one. There's some short-term position change risk, but Guillen's played there before. I'm sure the Tigers thought this one through and said this was the best way to get Guillen into the lineup and maximize what they had. I'll be watching to see how it works out. I do think they're going to need to buy him some rest and I don't know how Leyland's going to do that yet. (Will Carroll)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Most believe the Tigers need a bat. Does one bat solve enough of their issues? Or does getting a rotation piece help fortify the formula of pitching/defense that has worked so far? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
That may depend on what they can get from Rick Porcello the rest of the way. Do they have three starters now or two? And is last year's Armando Galarraga anywhere to be found? On the flip side, how much would a healthy Carlos Guillen change the mix? Finally, what do they have to trade? Throw it all in a hat, and I think they'll be pretty quiet. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)At roughly 40 games in, could you handicap the AL Central? Can the Tigers still go the distance w/o much from Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, and Placido Polanco?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
The best single unit is the Tigers' rotation, which has been very good. I don't think Dontrelle Willis is the solution in the #5 slot--I'd rather see Bonderman replace him than Galarraga--but Verlander/Jackson (11 walks!)/Porcello is a great way to start. They need some bullpen help and maybe a lefty bat, although Larish could fill that role. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)What's your feeling about Harang? Will he rebound? Needing a 3B in a keeper, should I deal him for Atkins or Carlos Guillen -- and if so, which one?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
The peripherals are pretty good. It was pointed out to me that he's been terrible since the relief appearance, but I don't know if I want to draw a causal line there. It's one theory. Anyway, I suspect he'll be OK, although dealing him for Guillen is an acceptable idea. How good is Atkins if he gets traded away from Denver? (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameAdmittedly, I haven't seen a lot of Tiger games this year, but is Inge just bad catcher? I can't see his bat being strong enough for 3B. What is the motivation behind that decision and where does Carlos Guillen play next year? (William Burke)
 

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