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Scott Podsednik LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 4345 .281 .339 .379 .250 9.5
Birth Date3-18-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age42 years, 2 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2001 SEA 25 5 6 6 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .500 .185 -0.3 0.3 -0.0
2002 SEA 26 14 25 20 2 4 0 0 1 7 4 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 .200 .320 .350 .246 0.2 -0.7 -0.0
2003 MIL 27 154 628 558 100 175 29 8 9 247 56 91 4 2 8 58 43 10 .314 .379 .443 .282 42.3 -5.7 3.6
2004 MIL 28 154 712 640 85 156 27 7 12 233 58 105 7 1 6 39 70 13 .244 .313 .364 .243 14.9 -0.3 1.4
2005 CHA 29 129 568 507 80 147 28 1 0 177 47 75 3 5 6 25 59 23 .290 .351 .349 .252 10.0 9.7 2.0
2006 CHA 30 139 592 524 86 137 27 6 3 185 54 96 2 4 8 45 40 19 .261 .330 .353 .232 -2.0 -6.8 -0.9
2007 CHA 31 62 235 214 30 52 13 4 2 79 13 36 4 0 4 11 12 5 .243 .299 .369 .231 -0.9 1.7 0.1
2008 COL 32 93 181 162 22 41 8 1 1 54 16 28 1 1 1 15 12 4 .253 .322 .333 .234 1.2 -0.7 0.0
2009 CHA 33 132 587 537 75 163 25 6 7 221 39 74 3 2 6 48 30 13 .304 .353 .412 .255 16.6 4.1 2.1
2010 KCA 34 95 435 390 46 121 8 6 5 156 29 57 0 6 10 44 30 12 .310 .353 .400 .258 7.1 0.7 0.8
2010 LAN 34 39 160 149 17 39 6 1 1 50 11 26 0 0 0 7 5 3 .262 .312 .336 .234 1.2 1.9 0.3
2012 BOS 36 63 216 199 19 60 7 0 1 70 6 35 1 2 8 12 8 2 .301 .322 .352 .243 3.1 -3.0 0.0
Career107943453906563109617841421482333630252457312309104.281.339.379.25093.61.19.5

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 TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1995 HUD A- 65 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BRV A+ 108 438 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KNC A 0 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PCH A+ 0 346 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TUL AA 0 81 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUL AA 0 121 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .175 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUL AA 0 200 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 5 6 .185 .282 .340 .441 .259 .200 102 -0.5 0.2 0 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2001 TAC AAA 66 288 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 14 25 .246 .257 .344 .387 .267 .214 95 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.7 0.1 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2002 TAC AAA 125 505 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIL MLB 154 628 .282 .261 .328 .419 .258 .361 102 15.1 16.5 1 -5.7 9.7 42.3 3.6 42.3 3.6
2004 MIL MLB 154 712 .243 .263 .330 .422 .262 .275 92 -13.4 21.2 1.9 -0.3 5.3 14.9 1.4 14.9 1.4
2005 CHA MLB 129 568 .252 .269 .329 .425 .263 .336 103 -4.6 16.3 -3.6 9.7 1.9 10.0 2.0 10.0 2.0
2005 CHR AAA 2 9 .200 .326 .380 .498 .294 .286 115 -0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2006 CHA MLB 139 592 .232 .274 .336 .439 .258 .312 111 -18.8 17.8 -4.2 -6.8 3.2 -2.0 -0.9 -2.0 -0.9
2007 CHA MLB 62 235 .231 .271 .332 .426 .262 .284 101 -7.5 7.0 -1.6 1.7 1.2 -0.9 0.1 -0.9 0.1
2007 CHR AAA 20 87 .292 .259 .328 .396 .255 .351 94 3 2.6 -0.6 -4.2 -1.8 3.2 -0.1 3.2 -0.1
2008 COL MLB 93 181 .234 .262 .327 .407 .259 .299 105 -5 5.2 0 -0.7 0.9 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0
2008 CSP AAA 4 19 .292 .305 .368 .501 .277 .438 128 0.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2009 CHA MLB 132 587 .255 .264 .330 .422 .259 .341 106 -3.2 16.9 -2.7 4.1 5.6 16.6 2.1 16.6 2.1
2009 CHR AAA 10 49 .244 .231 .300 .361 .227 .297 108 -0.8 1.4 0 -1.3 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2010 KCA MLB 95 435 .258 .261 .324 .409 .257 .347 111 -0.8 12.0 -2.9 0.7 -1.1 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8
2010 LAN MLB 39 160 .234 .244 .308 .380 .254 .311 87 -4.3 4.4 -0.9 1.9 2.0 1.2 0.3 1.2 0.3
2011 DUN A+ 3 14 .216 .238 .303 .325 .231 .300 111 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.7 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2011 LEH AAA 14 59 .237 .260 .334 .400 .258 .342 93 -1.6 1.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2011 LVG AAA 14 71 .263 .284 .353 .444 .265 .294 117 0.3 2.2 0.1 -0.0 1.7 4.3 0.4 4.3 0.4
2011 PHL Rk 3 13 .263 .283 .379 .454 .286 .333 120 0 0.4 0 -0.1 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 BOS MLB 63 216 .243 .243 .305 .385 .250 .358 102 -3.5 5.9 -0.8 -3.0 1.6 3.1 0.0 3.1 0.0
2012 LEH AAA 23 85 .177 .250 .318 .380 .247 .234 97 -7.9 2.5 -0.3 -0.9 2.1 -3.6 -0.5 -3.6 -0.5
2012 PAW AAA 25 102 .257 .249 .316 .382 .247 .308 97 -0.3 3.0 -0.7 -0.6 0.6 2.7 0.2 2.7 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 HUD A- 291 42 67 3 0 0 20 35 31 20 6 .266 .356 .278 .012 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BRV A+ 438 39 100 9 2 0 30 45 65 20 10 .261 .338 .295 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KNC A 594 80 147 23 4 3 49 60 72 28 11 .277 .354 .352 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TUL AA 81 9 18 4 1 0 4 6 11 5 2 .240 .296 .320 .080 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PCH A+ 346 55 86 12 4 4 39 44 32 26 8 .285 .376 .391 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUL AA 121 10 18 4 0 0 1 5 13 6 2 .155 .190 .190 .034 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUL AA 200 20 42 7 2 2 13 30 33 19 4 .249 .365 .349 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAC AAA 288 46 78 15 4 3 30 13 46 12 5 .290 .323 .409 .119 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB 6 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .500 .333 .185 -0.3 0.3 -0.0
2002 TAC AAA 505 63 122 25 6 9 61 43 70 35 13 .279 .352 .425 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB 25 2 4 0 0 1 5 4 6 0 0 .200 .320 .350 .150 .246 0.2 -0.7 -0.0
2003 MIL MLB 628 100 175 29 8 9 58 56 91 43 10 .314 .379 .443 .129 .282 42.3 -5.7 3.6
2004 MIL MLB 712 85 156 27 7 12 39 58 105 70 13 .244 .313 .364 .120 .243 14.9 -0.3 1.4
2005 CHA MLB 568 80 147 28 1 0 25 47 75 59 23 .290 .351 .349 .059 .252 10.0 9.7 2.0
2005 CHR AAA 9 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .222 .200 -0.3 0.4 0.0
2006 CHA MLB 592 86 137 27 6 3 45 54 96 40 19 .261 .330 .353 .092 .232 -2.0 -6.8 -0.9
2007 CHR AAA 87 12 21 5 0 1 6 10 15 2 3 .288 .388 .397 .110 .292 3.2 -4.2 -0.1
2007 CHA MLB 235 30 52 13 4 2 11 13 36 12 5 .243 .299 .369 .126 .231 -0.9 1.7 0.1
2008 CSP AAA 19 2 7 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 .438 .526 .438 .000 .292 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2008 COL MLB 181 22 41 8 1 1 15 16 28 12 4 .253 .322 .333 .080 .234 1.2 -0.7 0.0
2009 CHR AAA 49 6 11 4 0 0 2 5 5 1 0 .262 .367 .357 .095 .244 0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2009 CHA MLB 587 75 163 25 6 7 48 39 74 30 13 .304 .353 .412 .108 .255 16.6 4.1 2.1
2010 LAN MLB 160 17 39 6 1 1 7 11 26 5 3 .262 .312 .336 .074 .234 1.2 1.9 0.3
2010 KCA MLB 435 46 121 8 6 5 44 29 57 30 12 .310 .353 .400 .090 .258 7.1 0.7 0.8
2011 LEH AAA 59 4 13 6 1 0 0 3 15 2 0 .245 .286 .396 .151 .237 0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2011 PHL Rk 13 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 .300 .417 .700 .400 .263 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2011 LVG AAA 71 12 15 2 2 0 6 10 9 3 0 .254 .366 .356 .102 .263 4.3 -0.0 0.4
2011 DUN A+ 14 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .250 .357 .333 .083 .216 -1.0 0.4 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA 102 10 25 2 1 1 11 8 13 4 2 .281 .330 .360 .079 .257 2.7 -0.6 0.2
2012 BOS MLB 216 19 60 7 0 1 12 6 35 8 2 .301 .322 .352 .050 .243 3.1 -3.0 0.0
2012 LEH AAA 85 13 15 1 0 0 4 8 12 6 1 .197 .282 .211 .013 .177 -3.6 -0.9 -0.5

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
2008 793 0.5132 0.3392 0.9071 0.4963 0.1736 0.9505 0.7761 0.0929 446 -0.002964
2009 2324 0.5267 0.3778 0.9077 0.4943 0.2482 0.9636 0.7839 0.0923 1201 0.004738
2010 2278 0.5386 0.3679 0.8914 0.4792 0.2379 0.9473 0.7600 0.1086 1212 0.004570
2012 799 0.5294 0.3892 0.8617 0.4894 0.2766 0.9179 0.7500 0.1383 394 0.002752
Career61940.52970.37070.89570.48840.23850.950.76970.10431004.28540.0034

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
2012-06-18 2012-07-06 15-DL 18 16 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-06-09 2011-09-03 Minors 86 0 Left Foot Stress Fracture - -
2011-03-12 2011-03-31 Camp 19 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2011-02-21 2011-03-11 Camp 18 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2010-09-09 2010-10-04 DTD 25 22 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2008-07-29 2008-08-22 15-DL 24 22 Left Fingers Fracture Little Finger -
2007-08-22 2007-09-03 DTD 12 12 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-07-02 2007-07-24 15-DL 22 20 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-04-16 2007-06-23 60-DL 68 58 Right Groin Strain Adductor -
2007-01-23 2007-01-23 Off 0 0 Surgery Sports Hernia 2007-01-23
2006-07-22 2006-07-22 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Contusion -
2006-03-27 2006-04-02 Camp 6 0 Left Groin Strain -
2006-03-07 2006-03-23 Camp 16 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-11-01 2005-11-01 Off 0 0 Surgery Sports Hernia In November 2005-11-01
2005-08-13 2005-08-29 15-DL 16 13 Left Groin Strain Adductor -
2005-05-11 2005-05-12 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2005-04-12 2005-04-18 DTD 6 5 Right Groin Strain -
2004-03-06 2004-03-17 Camp 11 0 Right Knee Soreness HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 KCA $1,650,000
2008 COL $750,000
2007 CHA $2,900,000
2006 CHA $1,900,000
2005 CHA $550,000
2004 MIL $400,000
2003 MIL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$8,450,000
9 yrTotal$8,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 35 dRyan Gleichowski1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 11/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. May opt out if not on major-league roster 6/1/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from Philadelphia 5/12/12. Contract purchased by Boston 5/22/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 7/31/12. Released by Arizona 8/2/12 (refused assignment). Signed by Boston as a free agent 8/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/16/11 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. Released by Toronto 5/11/11. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 5/27/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2010), plus 2011 option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/8/10. 10:$1.65M, 11:$2M club option ($0.1M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.25M in 2010, $0.3M in 2011. Podsednik may void option with 525 PAs in 2010 (met). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Kansas City 7/28/10. Podsednik declined 2011 option 11/4/10 (LA Dodgers had exercised option 11/3/10).
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/14/09 (minor-league contract, $0.8M in majors). Released by Colorado 4/1/09. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/14/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 5/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/5/08 (minor-league contract, $78,000 in minors). Contract purchased 3/28/08.
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2007). Re-signed 11/06 (avoided arbitration). DFA 11/20/07, released 11/28/07.
  • 2 years/$2.75M (2005-06). Signed extension 5/04. $0.3M signing bonus. 05:$0.55M, 06:$1.9M. $0.95M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any help on the horizon for the woeful Phillies' offense??
(Snakes from Philly)
Sure. Scott Podsednik has got this one. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Gordon is hitting 338/457/597 with 11 homers and 6 steals (7 attempts) in 201 at bats. Is this a service time ploy or are the Royals really *this* stupid?
(Save Alex Gordon from Trapped in Omaha)
Everybody likes to point out how well he's hitting in Omaha, but how's his progress in left field? The Royals seem pretty committed to making him an outfielder; then again, they seem pretty committed to lots of things that never come to pass. I suspect we'll see him once the swap meet starts and Dayton Moore gets around to trading Scott Podsednik or Al Cowens or whomever they've got running around in left. I mean, Moore has to be careful -- he *really* wants to get a good C-grade prospect for Podzilla, so timing is key. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 10 team, 5x5 mixed league roto, no keepers. I currently have Colby Rasmus, Austin Jackson, and Chris Young on my team as possibles for my 5th outfield spot. Steals are my weakest point offensively (project to finish in the bottom 3), so I'm also looking at Lastings Milledge and Scott Podsednik on the waiver wire. Who should I be starting to begin the season, and should I drop one of my OFs to pick up Milledge or Podsednik?
(Matt from California)
I'm not a fantasy baseball player actually, so it's tough to answer a question like this. I'll comment on the players rather than on their fantasy value. I will point out, though, that the question is not whether you are in bottom three in steals, but where the MARGINAL gains are. Are you particularly close to the 4th and 5th worst? Or are you in better striking distance of the better HR teams? As for Rasmus, I'm pretty bullish on his BABIP. He hits the ball hard and well. I'll have that up later this week. Similarly, I'm down on Chris Young's BABIP. I'm not sure he'll match his PECOTA projection unless he stops popping up so much. Milledge is always a question mark, and may not start. I see Podsednik being more likely to keep getting chances to steal. If Milledge stinks, the Pirates might not play him. (Matt Swartz)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a big believer in Scott Podsednik, you think he'll post as good a numbers fantasy-wise this year, as last?
(Cale27 from Kansas City)
I have him near the bottom of my one-star outfielders, so I think that's a big no. There are much better versions of Podsednik available that aren't as batting average reliant. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Ludwick Ryan Theriot Which one is more likely to keep up their 90%+ pecota performance?
(Mike from Chicago)
Ludwick. I'd place a little bit more weight on a mid-career power breakout than on some kind of second coming of Scott Podsednik's 2005. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableSo, mid-meltdown, the viewers of the Royals game have been polled as to which newcomer will help the most:

Rick Ankiel 28%
Chris Getz 28%
Jason Kendall 17%
Scott Podsednik 27%

Clearly, "None of the above, they're all godawful, now please let me start my 162 games of suffering in peace" wasn't accepted as a valid answer. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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