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Portrait of Melvin Mora

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 6158 .277 .350 .431 106 32.0
Birth Date2-2-1972
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age47 years, 6 months, 23 days
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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
1999 NYN 27 66 39 5 0 0 0 4 7 1 2 1 .161 .278 .161 70 -1.4 0.0 -1.9 -0.2
2000 BAL 28 53 222 58 9 3 2 17 32 4 5 8 .291 .359 .397 87 -2.6 -0.7 1.1 0.7
2000 NYN 28 79 242 56 13 2 6 18 48 2 7 3 .260 .317 .423 86 -3.0 -0.7 -3.8 0.3
2001 BAL 29 128 503 109 28 0 7 41 91 14 11 4 .250 .329 .362 89 -5.0 -2.2 3.9 1.5
2002 BAL 30 149 652 130 30 4 19 70 108 20 16 10 .233 .338 .404 105 6.9 2.3 23.2 5.2
2003 BAL 31 96 413 109 17 1 15 49 71 12 6 3 .317 .418 .503 131 17.6 3.4 6.7 3.7
2004 BAL 32 140 636 187 41 0 27 66 95 11 11 6 .340 .419 .562 147 38.6 -2.4 -2.3 5.4
2005 BAL 33 149 664 168 30 1 27 50 112 10 7 4 .283 .348 .474 114 11.6 -1.7 6.7 3.9
2006 BAL 34 155 705 171 25 0 16 54 99 14 11 1 .274 .342 .391 96 -0.6 2.2 -2.7 2.2
2007 BAL 35 126 527 128 23 1 14 47 83 3 9 3 .274 .341 .418 101 2.7 2.6 10.5 3.3
2008 BAL 36 135 570 146 29 2 23 37 70 11 3 7 .285 .342 .483 116 12.3 1.1 6.3 3.8
2009 BAL 37 125 496 117 20 0 8 34 60 8 3 3 .260 .321 .358 89 -5.5 -4.9 11.3 1.7
2010 COL 38 113 354 90 12 5 7 31 53 5 2 1 .285 .358 .421 98 -0.2 -0.1 -3.4 0.6
2011 ARI 39 42 135 29 6 0 0 2 24 2 0 1 .228 .244 .276 68 -4.7 -1.4 1.2 -0.1
Career155661581503283191715209531179355.277.350.43110666.7-2.556.832.0

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
1993 ASH A SAL 108 423 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 OSC A+ FSL 118 478 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 JAC AA TXS 123 522 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TUC AAA PCL 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 JAC AA TXS 70 278 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TUC AAA PCL 62 253 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 NWO AAA AA 0 428 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLU A+ FSL 0 60 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NOR AAA INT 0 33 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYN MLB NL 66 39 .262 .334 .413 .208 95 -3.6 1.1 0 70 16 -1.9 0.0 -1.4 -0.2
1999 NOR AAA INT 0 352 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BAL MLB AL 53 222 .276 .343 .444 .339 83 8.1 7.0 3.2 87 9 1.1 -0.7 -2.6 0.7
2000 NYN MLB NL 79 242 .268 .342 .431 .301 101 -2.6 7.6 2.6 86 9 -3.8 -0.7 -3.0 0.3
2000 NOR AAA INT 0 34 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB AL 128 503 .267 .331 .426 .296 94 1.5 15.0 3.1 89 10 3.9 -2.2 -5.0 1.5
2002 BAL MLB AL 149 652 .262 .331 .417 .256 97 3.4 18.8 0 105 11 23.2 2.3 6.9 5.2
2003 BAL MLB AL 96 413 .268 .333 .434 .362 98 26.7 11.2 -1.5 131 8 6.7 3.4 17.6 3.7
2003 BOW AA EAS 6 23 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAL MLB AL 140 636 .267 .333 .431 .371 105 38.6 18.9 2.6 147 8 -2.3 -2.4 38.6 5.4
2005 BAL MLB AL 149 664 .267 .327 .421 .309 102 12.9 19.1 2.6 114 6 6.7 -1.7 11.6 3.9
2006 BAL MLB AL 155 705 .271 .334 .430 .300 108 -6 21.2 2.8 96 8 -2.7 2.2 -0.6 2.2
2007 BAL MLB AL 126 527 .266 .330 .419 .304 101 -2.8 15.6 1.9 101 10 10.5 2.6 2.7 3.3
2007 ORI Rk GCL 2 7 .339 .382 .465 .333 96 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 79 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2008 BAL MLB AL 135 570 .263 .327 .413 .289 105 10.5 16.4 1.7 116 9 6.3 1.1 12.3 3.8
2009 BAL MLB AL 125 496 .263 .330 .417 .283 107 -16 14.3 2 89 9 11.3 -4.9 -5.5 1.7
2010 COL MLB NL 113 354 .255 .323 .397 .324 100 5.2 9.8 -0.2 98 10 -3.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.6
2011 ARI MLB NL 42 135 .250 .315 .392 .271 100 -8.5 3.6 0.4 68 10 1.2 -1.4 -4.7 -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
1993 ASH A SAL 423 365 66 104 22 2 2 136 31 36 46 20 13 .285 .359 .373 .088 5 5
1994 OSC A+ FSL 478 425 57 120 29 4 8 181 46 37 60 24 16 .282 .352 .426 .144 3 3
1995 TUC AAA PCL 7 5 3 3 0 1 0 5 1 2 0 1 0 .600 .714 1.000 .400 0 0
1995 JAC AA TXS 522 467 63 139 32 0 3 180 45 32 57 22 11 .298 .350 .385 .088 7 7
1996 JAC AA TXS 278 255 36 73 6 1 5 96 23 14 23 4 7 .286 .337 .376 .090 1 1
1996 TUC AAA PCL 253 228 35 64 11 2 3 88 26 17 27 3 5 .281 .329 .386 .105 3 3
1997 NWO AAA AA 428 370 55 95 15 3 2 122 38 47 52 7 7 .257 .357 .330 .073 0 0
1998 NOR AAA INT 33 28 5 5 1 0 0 6 2 5 7 0 0 .179 .303 .214 .036 0 0
1998 SLU A+ FSL 60 55 5 15 0 0 0 15 8 5 9 1 1 .273 .333 .273 .000 0 0
1999 NYN MLB NL 39 31 6 5 0 0 0 5 1 4 7 2 1 .161 .278 .161 .000 0 3
1999 NOR AAA INT 352 304 55 92 17 2 8 137 36 41 54 18 8 .303 .398 .451 .148 0 0
2000 NYN MLB NL 242 215 35 56 13 2 6 91 30 18 48 7 3 .260 .317 .423 .163 5 2
2000 NOR AAA INT 34 27 7 9 2 0 0 11 7 7 3 2 0 .333 .471 .407 .074 0 0
2000 BAL MLB AL 222 199 25 58 9 3 2 79 17 17 32 5 8 .291 .359 .397 .106 0 2
2001 BAL MLB AL 503 436 49 109 28 0 7 158 48 41 91 11 4 .250 .329 .362 .112 7 5
2002 BAL MLB AL 652 557 86 130 30 4 19 225 64 70 108 16 10 .233 .338 .404 .171 4 1
2003 BAL MLB AL 413 344 68 109 17 1 15 173 48 49 71 6 3 .317 .418 .503 .186 2 6
2003 BOW AA EAS 23 21 3 6 0 0 2 12 5 2 4 0 0 .286 .348 .571 .286 0 0
2004 BAL MLB AL 636 550 111 187 41 0 27 309 104 66 95 11 6 .340 .419 .562 .222 3 6
2005 BAL MLB AL 664 593 86 168 30 1 27 281 88 50 112 7 4 .283 .348 .474 .191 3 8
2006 BAL MLB AL 705 624 96 171 25 0 16 244 83 54 99 11 1 .274 .342 .391 .117 7 6
2007 BAL MLB AL 527 467 67 128 23 1 14 195 58 47 83 9 3 .274 .341 .418 .143 5 5
2007 ORI Rk GCL 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .143 0 0
2008 BAL MLB AL 570 513 77 146 29 2 23 248 104 37 70 3 7 .285 .342 .483 .199 6 3
2009 BAL MLB AL 496 450 44 117 20 0 8 161 48 34 60 3 3 .260 .321 .358 .098 3 1
2010 COL MLB NL 354 316 39 90 12 5 7 133 45 31 53 2 1 .285 .358 .421 .136 0 2
2011 ARI MLB NL 135 127 5 29 6 0 0 35 16 2 24 0 1 .228 .244 .276 .047 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2022 0.5049 0.4535 0.8288 0.5994 0.3047 0.8938 0.6984 0.1712 -0.0136
2009 1837 0.5057 0.4633 0.8367 0.6265 0.2963 0.9021 0.6952 0.1633 -0.0026
2010 1377 0.4946 0.4495 0.8110 0.6065 0.2960 0.9031 0.6262 0.1890 0.0042
2011 492 0.5650 0.4898 0.8133 0.6259 0.3131 0.8736 0.6567 0.1867 0.0018
Career57280.50780.45880.82570.61210.30060.89700.67640.1743-0.0045

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
2011-06-26 2011-06-27 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2011-04-18 2011-04-24 DTD 6 5 Left Foot Sprain -
2011-04-03 2011-04-06 DTD 3 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2011-03-17 2011-03-18 Camp 1 0 Wrist Contusion HBP -
2011-03-07 2011-03-15 Camp 8 0 Neck Strain Whiplash -
2010-08-05 2010-08-06 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion -
2010-05-12 2010-05-12 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Strain Gluteal Muscles -
2009-09-23 2009-09-25 DTD 2 1 Bilateral Thigh Soreness -
2009-09-12 2009-09-14 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-04-13 2009-04-28 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-09 2009-04-10 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-09-17 2008-09-17 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-08-30 2008-09-11 DTD 12 10 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-14 2008-06-14 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-05-22 2008-05-23 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Laceration Ring Finger -
2008-05-12 2008-05-16 DTD 4 2 Right Shoulder Contusion Ground Ball -
2007-07-13 2007-08-05 15-DL 23 20 Left Foot Sprain Mid-foot -
2007-07-09 2007-07-12 DTD 3 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-07-02 2007-07-08 DTD 6 6 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2006-09-23 2006-09-26 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness -
2006-08-15 2006-08-15 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2006-07-08 2006-07-08 DTD 0 0 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2006-06-09 2006-06-09 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2006-05-10 2006-05-12 DTD 2 1 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-05 2005-08-09 DTD 4 3 Ankle Sprain -
2005-06-22 2005-07-03 DTD 11 10 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-07-03 2004-07-18 15-DL 15 12 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-06-26 2004-06-30 DTD 4 4 Left Foot Sprain -
2004-06-18 2004-06-25 DTD 7 6 Left Foot Sprain -
2003-09-14 2003-09-28 DTD 14 15 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2003-08-01 2003-09-02 15-DL 32 31 Right Wrist Contusion -
2003-07-28 2003-07-31 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2003-07-21 2003-07-23 DTD 2 2 Face Contusion HBP -
2003-06-21 2003-06-25 DTD 4 4 Right Hand Contusion -
2003-05-12 2003-05-13 DTD 1 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2000-05-13 2000-05-29 15-DL 16 13 Right Fingers Laceration Tip of Index Finger - -
1996-08-30 1996-09-11 Minors 12 0 - Fingers Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 ARI $2,350,000
2010 COL $1,275,000
2009 BAL $8,000,000
2008 BAL $7,826,914
2007 BAL $7,758,503
2006 BAL $4,333,333
2005 BAL $3,833,333
2004 BAL $2,333,333
2003 BAL $1,725,000
2002 BAL $350,000
2001 BAL $270,000
2000 NYN $210,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$40,265,416
12 yrTotal$40,265,416

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 8 dLon Babby1 year/$2M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/7/10. Retired 12/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2010). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/5/10.
  • 3 years/$25M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option, $1M buyout. Signed extension with Baltimore 5/06. 07:$7,758,503, 08:$7,826,914, 09:$9M, 10:$8M club option, $1M buyout. No-trade protection 2007-09. Baltimore declined 2010 option 10/29/09.
  • 3 years/$10.5M (2004-06). Signed 1/04 (avoided arbitration). $1M signing bonus. 04:$2M, 05:$3.5M, 06:$4M.
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2003). Re-signed 2/03 (avoided arbitration, $2M-$1.425M).
  • 1 year/$0.35M (2002). Signed 2/02.

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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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will anyone sign Melvin Mora this off-season, or is his career over?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
He'll get a NRI at the very least, but unless he has friends in one particular organization or another--not the Orioles--it seems dubious that he's going to be worth much as a utilityman, and certainly should be seen as lock to start at third base for anybody. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles are hitting .311/.372/.511 in the 30 games since the All-Star break and are now 3rd in the AL in runs behind Texas and Boston. Should they sign a few big pitchers next season and make a push, or is this season's offense just a collection of career years?
(Steve from Baltimore)
The latter. There's some good players here--Nick Markakis, Brian Roberts, Adam Jones (now hurt)--but the recent push is about guys like Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora, who have no future here. (Joe Sheehan)


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