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Portrait of Jose Offerman

Jose Offerman SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 6582 .273 .360 .373 .263 19.7
Birth Date11-8-1968
Height6' 0"
Weight150 lbs
Age49 years, 8 months, 10 days
BatsB
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
1990 LAN 21 29 63 58 7 9 0 0 1 12 4 14 0 0 1 7 1 0 .155 .210 .207 .167 -2.5 0.2 -0.2
1991 LAN 22 52 140 113 10 22 2 0 0 24 25 32 1 0 1 3 3 2 .195 .345 .212 .231 -0.3 3.0 0.3
1992 LAN 23 149 598 534 67 139 20 8 1 178 57 98 0 2 5 30 23 16 .260 .331 .333 .250 17.5 -14.4 0.3
1993 LAN 24 158 696 590 77 159 21 6 1 195 71 75 2 8 25 62 30 13 .269 .346 .331 .255 28.9 6.4 3.6
1994 LAN 25 72 289 243 27 51 8 4 1 70 38 38 0 2 6 25 2 1 .210 .314 .288 .226 1.2 -4.2 -0.3
1995 LAN 26 119 511 429 69 123 14 6 4 161 69 67 3 0 10 33 2 7 .287 .389 .375 .286 37.8 -0.1 3.7
1996 KCA 27 151 645 561 85 170 33 8 5 234 74 98 1 2 7 47 24 10 .303 .384 .417 .273 26.2 -1.0 2.4
1997 KCA 28 106 471 424 59 126 23 6 2 167 41 64 0 0 6 39 9 10 .297 .359 .394 .262 11.8 -6.8 0.5
1998 KCA 29 158 709 607 102 191 28 13 7 266 89 96 5 6 2 66 45 12 .315 .403 .438 .294 49.8 -3.0 4.6
1999 BOS 30 149 693 586 107 172 37 11 8 255 96 79 2 7 2 69 18 12 .294 .391 .435 .284 33.2 -6.9 2.5
2000 BOS 31 116 527 451 73 115 14 3 9 162 70 70 1 3 2 41 0 8 .255 .354 .359 .256 6.5 1.0 0.7
2001 BOS 32 128 594 524 76 140 23 3 9 196 61 97 1 5 3 49 5 2 .267 .342 .374 .254 10.9 1.9 1.3
2002 BOS 33 72 275 237 39 55 10 0 4 77 33 29 1 3 1 27 8 5 .232 .325 .325 .242 -0.8 1.1 0.0
2002 SEA 33 29 51 47 9 11 2 1 1 18 4 9 0 0 0 4 1 1 .234 .294 .383 .252 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2004 MIN 35 77 202 172 22 44 14 2 2 68 29 31 0 0 1 22 1 1 .256 .363 .395 .271 6.0 0.6 0.6
2005 NYN 36 53 80 72 5 18 2 0 1 23 6 11 1 0 1 10 0 0 .250 .316 .319 .218 -2.3 -1.1 -0.3
2005 PHI 36 33 38 33 6 6 1 1 1 12 5 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 .182 .289 .364 .227 -0.1 0.2 0.0
Career165165825681840155125272572118772914183873537172100.273.360.373.263225.0-23.119.7

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
1988 VRO A+ 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 GRF Rk 60 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAK A+ 62 283 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SAN AA 68 322 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 29 63 .167 .252 .313 .374 .254 .186 96 -5.8 1.7 0.8 0.2 0.9 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
1990 ABQ AAA 117 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LAN MLB 52 140 .231 .254 .321 .379 .260 .272 98 -4 3.8 1.7 3.0 -1.9 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.3
1991 ABQ AAA 79 340 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 LAN MLB 149 598 .250 .252 .310 .371 .254 .316 98 -5.5 15.5 7.1 -14.4 0.4 17.5 0.3 17.5 0.3
1993 LAN MLB 158 696 .255 .266 .323 .404 .259 .303 98 -3.9 20.0 9.2 6.4 3.6 28.9 3.6 28.9 3.6
1994 LAN MLB 72 289 .226 .274 .336 .429 .261 .243 95 -10.9 8.8 4 -4.2 -0.7 1.2 -0.3 1.2 -0.3
1994 ABQ AAA 56 267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 119 511 .286 .268 .332 .412 .259 .332 95 14.9 15.3 7 -0.1 0.7 37.8 3.7 37.8 3.7
1996 KCA MLB 151 645 .273 .275 .345 .437 .267 .359 98 9.3 19.9 -5.3 -1.0 2.2 26.2 2.4 26.2 2.4
1997 KCA MLB 106 471 .262 .270 .337 .425 .263 .346 98 0.8 13.0 -0.7 -6.8 -1.3 11.8 0.5 11.8 0.5
1998 KCA MLB 158 709 .294 .269 .335 .426 .264 .361 99 26.6 19.3 -1.4 -3.0 5.3 49.8 4.6 49.8 4.6
1999 BOS MLB 149 693 .284 .279 .346 .444 .265 .324 97 19.1 19.4 -2.9 -6.9 -2.4 33.2 2.5 33.2 2.5
2000 BOS MLB 116 527 .256 .278 .345 .451 .266 .283 92 -2.7 15.0 -4.3 1.0 -1.5 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
2001 BOS MLB 128 594 .254 .270 .334 .437 .266 .310 97 -3.8 16.3 -3.8 1.9 2.3 10.9 1.3 10.9 1.3
2002 BOS MLB 72 275 .242 .269 .333 .433 .268 .246 98 -5.1 7.3 -4.9 1.1 1.8 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 29 51 .252 .264 .330 .418 .259 .270 101 -0.4 1.4 -0.6 -0.1 1.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2004 MIN MLB 77 202 .271 .273 .336 .442 .262 .302 101 2.5 6.0 -3.2 0.6 0.7 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2005 NYN MLB 53 80 .218 .262 .322 .402 .254 .283 92 -3.6 2.3 -0.7 -1.1 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2005 PHI MLB 33 38 .227 .255 .320 .376 .247 .192 99 -1.3 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 9 37 .084 .272 .334 .439 .253 .188 107 -6.1 0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -0.6
2006 NOR AAA 97 403 .255 .257 .325 .386 .255 .268 91 -1.9 10.6 -6.8 -20.6 -5.0 -3.1 -2.3 -3.1 -2.3

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1988 GRF Rk 293 75 83 11 5 2 28 38 42 57 10 .331 .421 .438 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 VRO A+ 16 4 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SAN AA 322 47 80 6 3 2 22 40 39 32 13 .288 .376 .353 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAK A+ 283 53 75 9 4 2 22 35 48 37 13 .306 .397 .400 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 LAN MLB 63 7 9 0 0 1 7 4 14 1 0 .155 .210 .207 .052 .167 -2.5 0.2 -0.2
1990 ABQ AAA 535 104 148 16 11 0 56 71 81 60 19 .326 .416 .410 .084 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 ABQ AAA 340 58 86 8 4 0 29 47 58 32 15 .298 .391 .353 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LAN MLB 140 10 22 2 0 0 3 25 32 3 2 .195 .345 .212 .018 .231 -0.3 3.0 0.3
1992 LAN MLB 598 67 139 20 8 1 30 57 98 23 16 .260 .331 .333 .073 .250 17.5 -14.4 0.3
1993 LAN MLB 696 77 159 21 6 1 62 71 75 30 13 .269 .346 .331 .061 .255 28.9 6.4 3.6
1994 ABQ AAA 267 43 74 7 5 1 31 37 48 9 4 .330 .422 .420 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 289 27 51 8 4 1 25 38 38 2 1 .210 .314 .288 .078 .226 1.2 -4.2 -0.3
1995 LAN MLB 511 69 123 14 6 4 33 69 67 2 7 .287 .389 .375 .089 .286 37.8 -0.1 3.7
1996 KCA MLB 645 85 170 33 8 5 47 74 98 24 10 .303 .384 .417 .114 .273 26.2 -1.0 2.4
1997 KCA MLB 471 59 126 23 6 2 39 41 64 9 10 .297 .359 .394 .097 .262 11.8 -6.8 0.5
1998 KCA MLB 709 102 191 28 13 7 66 89 96 45 12 .315 .403 .438 .124 .294 49.8 -3.0 4.6
1999 BOS MLB 693 107 172 37 11 8 69 96 79 18 12 .294 .391 .435 .142 .284 33.2 -6.9 2.5
2000 BOS MLB 527 73 115 14 3 9 41 70 70 0 8 .255 .354 .359 .104 .256 6.5 1.0 0.7
2001 BOS MLB 594 76 140 23 3 9 49 61 97 5 2 .267 .342 .374 .107 .254 10.9 1.9 1.3
2002 SEA MLB 51 9 11 2 1 1 4 4 9 1 1 .234 .294 .383 .149 .252 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2002 BOS MLB 275 39 55 10 0 4 27 33 29 8 5 .232 .325 .325 .093 .242 -0.8 1.1 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 202 22 44 14 2 2 22 29 31 1 1 .256 .363 .395 .140 .271 6.0 0.6 0.6
2005 NYN MLB 80 5 18 2 0 1 10 6 11 0 0 .250 .316 .319 .069 .218 -2.3 -1.1 -0.3
2005 PHI MLB 38 6 6 1 1 1 3 5 6 0 0 .182 .289 .364 .182 .227 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 37 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 .167 .189 .167 .000 .084 -5.8 -0.7 -0.6
2006 NOR AAA 403 42 82 12 1 8 43 54 60 9 0 .238 .342 .349 .110 .255 -3.1 -20.6 -2.3

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

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

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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)