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Portrait of Jose Offerman

Jose Offerman SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 6582 .273 .360 .373 97 17.6
Birth Date11-8-1968
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Age51 years, 3 months, 13 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
1990 LAN 21 29 63 9 0 0 1 4 14 0 1 0 .155 .210 .207 61 -2.7 0.9 0.1 0.1
1991 LAN 22 52 140 22 2 0 0 25 32 1 3 2 .195 .345 .212 84 -2.3 -1.9 2.9 0.4
1992 LAN 23 149 598 139 20 8 1 57 98 0 23 16 .260 .331 .333 87 -6.7 0.4 -14.7 0.2
1993 LAN 24 158 696 159 21 6 1 71 75 2 30 13 .269 .346 .331 85 -10.6 3.6 6.5 2.9
1994 LAN 25 72 289 51 8 4 1 38 38 0 2 1 .210 .314 .288 75 -8.4 -0.7 -4.2 -0.1
1995 LAN 26 119 511 123 14 6 4 69 67 3 2 7 .287 .389 .375 108 6.6 0.7 0.1 2.9
1996 KCA 27 151 645 170 33 8 5 74 98 1 24 10 .303 .384 .417 102 4.6 2.2 -1.1 1.9
1997 KCA 28 106 471 126 23 6 2 41 64 0 9 10 .297 .359 .394 92 -3.0 -1.3 -6.5 0.1
1998 KCA 29 158 709 191 28 13 7 89 96 5 45 12 .315 .403 .438 115 15.0 5.3 -3.0 3.5
1999 BOS 30 149 693 172 37 11 8 96 79 2 18 12 .294 .391 .435 109 11.9 -2.4 -6.8 1.8
2000 BOS 31 116 527 115 14 3 9 70 70 1 0 8 .255 .354 .359 99 2.9 -1.5 1.0 1.4
2001 BOS 32 128 594 140 23 3 9 61 97 1 5 2 .267 .342 .374 91 -4.0 2.3 2.1 1.4
2002 BOS 33 72 275 55 10 0 4 33 29 1 8 5 .232 .325 .325 94 -0.7 1.8 1.1 0.5
2002 SEA 33 29 51 11 2 1 1 4 9 0 1 1 .234 .294 .383 94 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.2
2004 MIN 35 77 202 44 14 2 2 29 31 0 1 1 .256 .363 .395 97 -0.5 0.7 0.6 0.3
2005 NYN 36 53 80 18 2 0 1 6 11 1 0 0 .250 .316 .319 90 -0.9 -0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2005 PHI 36 33 38 6 1 1 1 5 6 0 0 0 .182 .289 .364 85 -0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1
Career165165821551252725777291418172100.273.360.373970.211.2-22.817.6

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
1988 VRO A+ FSL 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GRF Rk PIO 60 293 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAK A+ CLF 62 283 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SAN AA TXS 68 322 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB NL 29 63 .252 .313 .374 .186 96 -5.8 1.7 0.8 61 11 0.1 0.9 -2.7 0.1
1990 ABQ AAA PCL 117 535 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LAN MLB NL 52 140 .254 .321 .379 .272 98 -4 3.8 1.7 84 15 2.9 -1.9 -2.3 0.4
1991 ABQ AAA PCL 79 340 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 LAN MLB NL 149 598 .252 .310 .371 .316 98 -5.5 15.5 7.1 87 9 -14.7 0.4 -6.7 0.2
1993 LAN MLB NL 158 696 .266 .323 .404 .303 98 -3.9 20.0 9.2 85 9 6.5 3.6 -10.6 2.9
1994 LAN MLB NL 72 289 .274 .336 .429 .243 95 -10.9 8.8 4 75 9 -4.2 -0.7 -8.4 -0.1
1994 ABQ AAA PCL 56 267 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB NL 119 511 .268 .332 .412 .332 95 14.9 15.3 7 108 11 0.1 0.7 6.6 2.9
1996 KCA MLB AL 151 645 .275 .345 .437 .359 98 9.3 19.9 -5.3 102 8 -1.1 2.2 4.6 1.9
1997 KCA MLB AL 106 471 .270 .337 .425 .346 98 0.8 13.0 -0.7 92 9 -6.5 -1.3 -3.0 0.1
1998 KCA MLB AL 158 709 .269 .335 .426 .361 99 26.6 19.3 -1.4 115 11 -3.0 5.3 15.0 3.5
1999 BOS MLB AL 149 693 .279 .346 .444 .324 97 19.1 19.4 -2.9 109 7 -6.8 -2.4 11.9 1.8
2000 BOS MLB AL 116 527 .278 .345 .451 .283 84 5.8 16.6 -4.3 99 7 1.0 -1.5 2.9 1.4
2001 BOS MLB AL 128 594 .270 .334 .437 .310 96 -2.3 17.7 -3.8 91 8 2.1 2.3 -4.0 1.4
2002 BOS MLB AL 72 275 .269 .333 .433 .246 97 -4.8 7.9 -4.9 94 10 1.1 1.8 -0.7 0.5
2002 SEA MLB AL 29 51 .264 .330 .418 .270 100 -0.4 1.5 -0.6 94 10 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.2
2004 MIN MLB AL 77 202 .273 .336 .442 .302 101 2.5 6.0 -3.2 97 13 0.6 0.7 -0.5 0.3
2005 NYN MLB NL 53 80 .262 .322 .402 .283 92 -3.6 2.3 -0.7 90 14 -1.1 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1
2005 PHI MLB NL 33 38 .255 .320 .376 .192 99 -1.3 1.1 -0.1 85 13 0.2 0.3 -0.6 0.1
2005 NOR AAA INT 9 37 .272 .334 .439 .188 107 -6.1 0.9 -0.6 34 0 -0.7 -0.1 -2.8 -0.3
2006 NOR AAA INT 97 403 .257 .325 .386 .268 91 -1.9 10.6 -6.8 95 0 -20.9 -5.0 -1.3 -2.3

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
1988 GRF Rk PIO 293 251 75 83 11 5 2 110 28 38 42 57 10 .331 .421 .438 .108 1 1
1988 VRO A+ FSL 16 14 4 4 2 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 0 0
1989 SAN AA TXS 322 278 47 80 6 3 2 98 22 40 39 32 13 .288 .376 .353 .065 3 3
1989 BAK A+ CLF 283 245 53 75 9 4 2 98 22 35 48 37 13 .306 .397 .400 .094 0 0
1990 LAN MLB NL 63 58 7 9 0 0 1 12 7 4 14 1 0 .155 .210 .207 .052 0 1
1990 ABQ AAA PCL 535 454 104 148 16 11 0 186 56 71 81 60 19 .326 .416 .410 .084 4 4
1991 LAN MLB NL 140 113 10 22 2 0 0 24 3 25 32 3 2 .195 .345 .212 .018 0 1
1991 ABQ AAA PCL 340 289 58 86 8 4 0 102 29 47 58 32 15 .298 .391 .353 .055 4 4
1992 LAN MLB NL 598 534 67 139 20 8 1 178 30 57 98 23 16 .260 .331 .333 .073 2 5
1993 LAN MLB NL 696 590 77 159 21 6 1 195 62 71 75 30 13 .269 .346 .331 .061 8 25
1994 LAN MLB NL 289 243 27 51 8 4 1 70 25 38 38 2 1 .210 .314 .288 .078 2 6
1994 ABQ AAA PCL 267 224 43 74 7 5 1 94 31 37 48 9 4 .330 .422 .420 .089 2 2
1995 LAN MLB NL 511 429 69 123 14 6 4 161 33 69 67 2 7 .287 .389 .375 .089 0 10
1996 KCA MLB AL 645 561 85 170 33 8 5 234 47 74 98 24 10 .303 .384 .417 .114 2 7
1997 KCA MLB AL 471 424 59 126 23 6 2 167 39 41 64 9 10 .297 .359 .394 .097 0 6
1998 KCA MLB AL 709 607 102 191 28 13 7 266 66 89 96 45 12 .315 .403 .438 .124 6 2
1999 BOS MLB AL 693 586 107 172 37 11 8 255 69 96 79 18 12 .294 .391 .435 .142 7 2
2000 BOS MLB AL 527 451 73 115 14 3 9 162 41 70 70 0 8 .255 .354 .359 .104 3 2
2001 BOS MLB AL 594 524 76 140 23 3 9 196 49 61 97 5 2 .267 .342 .374 .107 5 3
2002 BOS MLB AL 275 237 39 55 10 0 4 77 27 33 29 8 5 .232 .325 .325 .093 3 1
2002 SEA MLB AL 51 47 9 11 2 1 1 18 4 4 9 1 1 .234 .294 .383 .149 0 0
2004 MIN MLB AL 202 172 22 44 14 2 2 68 22 29 31 1 1 .256 .363 .395 .140 0 1
2005 NYN MLB NL 80 72 5 18 2 0 1 23 10 6 11 0 0 .250 .316 .319 .069 0 1
2005 PHI MLB NL 38 33 6 6 1 1 1 12 3 5 6 0 0 .182 .289 .364 .182 0 0
2005 NOR AAA INT 37 36 1 6 0 0 0 6 1 1 4 1 0 .167 .189 .167 .000 0 0
2006 NOR AAA INT 403 344 42 82 12 1 8 120 43 54 60 9 0 .238 .342 .349 .110 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2000-05-24 2000-06-10 15-DL 17 16 Left Groin Strain - -
1997-08-14 1997-09-06 15-DL 23 22 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1997-07-07 1997-07-22 15-DL 15 11 - General Medical Illness Chickenpox - -
1997-04-06 1997-04-29 15-DL 23 17 - Groin Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 PHI $500,000
2004 MIN $500,000
2003 NYN $350,000
2002 BOS $6,750,000
2001 BOS $6,750,000
2000 BOS $5,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$20,600,000
6 yrTotal$20,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 43 d

Details
  • contract purchased 6/05 signed as a free agent from PHI 6/05 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 5/05 contract purchased 4/05 signed as a free agent from MIN 1/05 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from MON 2/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.5M (04)
  • released 3/03 signed as a free agent from SEA 2/03, 1 year/$0.35M (03) (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from BOS 8/02 released 8/02
  • 4 year/$26M (98-01) incl $1M signing bonus+$6.5M 02 club option+$8M 03 club option
  • 02:$6.5M, 03:$8M club option $2M buyout

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
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How come the Twins haven't signed Julio Lugo yet? Given their sinkhole of production at 2b - Lugo seems like a sizeable upgrade.
(goiter6 from MN)
Do the Twins really want Julio Lugo to play 2B? From what I've seen of Lugo this season, he simply doesn't possess the athleticism anymore. Maybe it's the knee, or maybe it's the aging process, or maybe its both or something else. Regardless, he reminds me a lot of Jose Offerman when he played in Boston -- a speedy free-agent sign who all too quickly became a middle infielder without range who could no longer motor around the base paths. Lacking plus power, Offerman became little more than a singles hitter who did else well. Given that the Red Sox opted to keep Nick Green instead, is that not what Lugo is right now? (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game Five"jlebeck66 (WI): Moot point now, but... Wally Berger (0-15) & Lonny Frey (0-17)in 1939 for CIN"

I hadn't gotten back there yet. I was working backwards from today. Two of my favorite players, btw. Berger was a monster stuck in the gigantic, windy Beehive for most of his career. Frey was a young shortstop under Casey Stengel who was a good hitter for a middle infielder of the day, but was pretty much Jose Offerman. That's actually a perfect comp (and one I feel like I've used before) - his career took off when Bill McKechnie realized he could be an asset if teams stopped asking him to do things he couldn't and moved him to second...

The '39 WS was a whitewash for the Yankees, but there were actually several moments it could have gone the Reds' way with a little luck.
(Steven Goldman)