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Kevin Mench LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 2597 .268 .324 .456 105 7.3
Birth Date1-7-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age41 years, 4 months, 16 days
BatsR
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
2002 TEX 24 110 412 95 20 2 15 31 83 8 1 1 .260 .327 .448 99 1.4 -1.3 1.9 1.0
2003 TEX 25 38 139 40 12 0 2 10 17 3 1 1 .320 .381 .464 101 0.6 0.5 -3.0 0.1
2004 TEX 26 125 481 122 30 3 26 33 63 6 0 0 .279 .335 .539 126 16.8 -2.0 3.6 2.7
2005 TEX 27 150 615 147 33 3 25 50 68 5 4 3 .264 .328 .469 118 13.7 3.9 -5.4 2.5
2006 MIL 28 40 133 29 6 1 1 4 17 0 0 0 .230 .248 .317 88 -1.4 0.2 1.0 0.3
2006 TEX 28 87 349 91 18 1 12 23 42 4 1 0 .284 .338 .459 88 -3.7 -0.2 -0.8 0.2
2007 MIL 29 101 308 77 20 3 8 16 21 1 3 1 .267 .305 .441 92 -2.0 2.4 -5.6 0.1
2008 TOR 30 51 131 28 11 1 0 14 18 0 2 0 .243 .321 .357 82 -2.5 1.4 2.0 0.3
2010 WAS 32 27 29 3 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 .111 .172 .111 69 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
Career7292597632150148918333527126.268.324.45610521.84.8-6.57.3

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
1999 SAV A SAL 0 25 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PUL Rk APL 0 290 .000 .000 .000 .398 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PCH A+ FSL 0 576 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUL AA TXS 120 521 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB AL 110 412 .258 .323 .414 .293 108 0.2 11.9 -3.6 99 8 1.9 -1.3 1.4 1.0
2002 OKL AAA PCL 26 117 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB AL 38 139 .257 .322 .404 .355 109 3.4 3.8 -0.9 101 12 -3.0 0.5 0.6 0.1
2003 FRI AA TXS 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA PCL 29 131 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB AL 125 481 .266 .333 .433 .272 109 14.5 14.3 -4.8 126 9 3.6 -2.0 16.8 2.7
2004 FRI AA TXS 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB AL 150 615 .261 .325 .414 .261 108 2.9 17.7 -4.8 118 7 -5.4 3.9 13.7 2.5
2006 MIL MLB NL 40 133 .262 .334 .415 .252 95 -7.5 4.0 -0.9 88 10 1.0 0.2 -1.4 0.3
2006 TEX MLB AL 87 349 .272 .334 .435 .295 110 1.2 10.5 -4.1 88 10 -0.8 -0.2 -3.7 0.2
2007 MIL MLB NL 101 308 .271 .335 .433 .263 105 0.7 9.1 -2.4 92 12 -5.6 2.4 -2.0 0.1
2008 TOR MLB AL 51 131 .263 .329 .409 .283 98 -1.9 3.8 -1.4 82 12 2.0 1.4 -2.5 0.3
2008 OKL AAA PCL 29 122 .282 .350 .447 .292 109 2.6 3.8 -1.8 100 0 0.5 1.1 -1.2 0.2
2008 SYR AAA INT 22 77 .265 .327 .399 .339 90 -1.1 2.4 -1 101 0 -0.9 -1.4 -1.0 -0.2
2010 WAS MLB NL 27 29 .238 .303 .363 .143 90 -4.2 0.8 0 69 12 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 0.0
2010 SYR AAA INT 86 326 .265 .334 .414 .270 103 -3.6 9.8 -3.7 96 0 1.1 -1.1 -5.3 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
1999 PUL Rk APL 290 260 63 94 22 1 16 166 60 28 48 12 2 .362 .428 .638 .277 0 0
1999 SAV A SAL 25 23 4 7 1 1 2 16 8 2 4 0 0 .304 .360 .696 .391 0 0
2000 PCH A+ FSL 576 491 118 164 39 9 27 302 121 78 72 19 7 .334 .432 .615 .281 0 0
2001 TUL AA TXS 521 475 78 126 34 2 26 242 83 34 76 4 6 .265 .322 .509 .244 0 0
2002 TEX MLB AL 412 366 52 95 20 2 15 164 60 31 83 1 1 .260 .327 .448 .189 5 2
2002 OKL AAA PCL 117 98 17 21 8 0 6 47 15 17 33 0 0 .214 .342 .480 .265 0 0
2003 TEX MLB AL 139 125 15 40 12 0 2 58 11 10 17 1 1 .320 .381 .464 .144 1 0
2003 OKL AAA PCL 131 105 16 28 8 0 4 48 21 19 15 2 0 .267 .384 .457 .190 0 0
2003 FRI AA TXS 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .000 0 0
2004 FRI AA TXS 17 16 3 5 0 0 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 .313 .353 .500 .188 0 0
2004 TEX MLB AL 481 438 69 122 30 3 26 236 71 33 63 0 0 .279 .335 .539 .260 4 0
2005 TEX MLB AL 615 557 71 147 33 3 25 261 73 50 68 4 3 .264 .328 .469 .205 3 0
2006 TEX MLB AL 349 320 36 91 18 1 12 147 50 23 42 1 0 .284 .338 .459 .175 2 0
2006 MIL MLB NL 133 126 9 29 6 1 1 40 18 4 17 0 0 .230 .248 .317 .087 3 0
2007 MIL MLB NL 308 288 39 77 20 3 8 127 37 16 21 3 1 .267 .305 .441 .174 3 0
2008 TOR MLB AL 131 115 18 28 11 1 0 41 10 14 18 2 0 .243 .321 .357 .113 2 0
2008 SYR AAA INT 77 74 7 21 5 0 1 29 12 3 14 0 0 .284 .312 .392 .108 0 0
2008 OKL AAA PCL 122 110 18 31 7 2 3 51 18 11 11 0 0 .282 .347 .464 .182 0 0
2010 WAS MLB NL 29 27 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 6 0 0 .111 .172 .111 .000 0 0
2010 SYR AAA INT 326 281 27 70 16 0 3 95 40 35 30 3 1 .249 .339 .338 .089 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 481 0.4990 0.4158 0.8550 0.5542 0.2780 0.9098 0.7463 0.1450 0.0096
2010 120 0.5083 0.4333 0.7692 0.6885 0.1695 0.8810 0.3000 0.2308 -0.0033
Career6010.50090.41930.83790.58100.25630.90400.65720.16210.0070

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
2004-05-24 2004-06-12 15-DL 19 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-07-09 2003-09-28 60-DL 81 73 Left Wrist Surgery Fracture 2003-09-06
2003-03-21 2003-04-17 15-DL 27 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TOR $600,000
2007 MIL $3,400,000
2006 TEX, MIL $2,800,000
2005 TEX $345,000
2004 TEX $345,000
2003 TEX $327,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$7,817,500
6 yrTotal$7,817,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 124 dDan Lozano (fired Ivan Schwartz 05)

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TOR 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 10/24/08 recalled 9/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 8/25/08 recalled 8/11/08 optioned to Triple-A 8/10/08 recalled 7/11/08 optioned to Triple-A 6/21/08 acquired in trade from TX 5/9/08
  • signed as a free agent from MIL 2/12/08, 1 year/$0.6M (08) (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/12/07 designated for assignment 12/11/07 avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3.4M (07)
  • acquired in trade from TX 7/06
  • avoided arbitration 2/06 ($3.05M-$2.45M), 1 year/$2.8M (06)+$50K bonuses ($25K each 600,640 plate appearances)
  • renewed 3/05, 1 year/$0.345M (05) re-signed 2/04, 1 year/$0.345M (04)
  • recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 4/03 1 year/$0.3275M (03) 1/03 recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 recalled 5/02 optioned to Triple-A 4/02 recalled 4/02 signed 2/02 40-m 11/01

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
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Pablo Sandoval's ass bigger than Kevin Mench's head?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Yes. But smaller than Benny Agbayani's. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Toronto has always known just how good Halladay was. A couple of freak injuries have held him down as well... he'd have won a second Cy if not for the Kevin Mench line drive of doom breaking his leg right before the All Star game some years ago.
(Aaron from YYZ)
Oh, I know Toronto has known. And we knew, too. But everyone else seems to be on board now. (Marc Normandin)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays contenders if they would have started the season with Gaston and giving Lind more playing time or is this just a nice looking winning streak that has happened late in the season?
(Ted from at the pool)
Lind's presence over the dessicated remains of Shannon Stewart or Kevin Mench/Brad Wilkerson certainly would have improved matters, but there's a lot of other factors that would have had to go right - better health (and fortune) from Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, B.J. Ryan, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen... wow, that's a lot right there. A.J. Burnett avoiding his mid-season cold streak, too. Given some better luck in breaks like those, they coulda been contenders, but as it is, it's just a nice-looking winning streak. Their potential as spoilers (7 games vs. Boston as Joe from Tewksbury mentioned above) probably shouldn't be underestimated. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, how long do you think the Blue Jays will let Adam Lind crush the ball in AAA before giving him a real shot in the bigs? I know he has struggled when they bring him up and play him once a week, but will he ever get a fair shot? Is there anybody who has been mishandled more than Mr. Lind?
(Steve from Cambridge)
Plenty of guys have been handled worse than Lind has. Willie Greene mocks his pain, for one. I just don't get how a team can choose Shannon Stewart, who's just a terrible baseball player now, over Lind. Or drag in Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench. Or play Joe Inglett. It just doesn't make sense. (Joe Sheehan)


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