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Tony Clark 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 5120 .262 .339 .485 106 6.1
Birth Date6-15-1972
Height6' 8"
Weight205 lbs
Age47 years, 1 months, 1 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
1995 DET 23 27 109 24 5 1 3 8 30 0 0 0 .238 .294 .396 74 -3.3 0.8 -0.8 -0.2
1996 DET 24 100 411 94 14 0 27 29 127 0 0 1 .250 .299 .503 96 -0.5 -1.3 -5.6 -0.3
1997 DET 25 159 681 160 28 3 32 93 144 3 1 3 .276 .376 .500 124 23.3 -1.4 -3.7 2.4
1998 DET 26 157 673 175 37 0 34 63 128 3 3 3 .291 .358 .522 126 23.4 -5.7 -6.7 1.6
1999 DET 27 143 609 150 29 0 31 64 133 6 2 1 .280 .361 .507 106 7.6 -1.7 -1.0 0.9
2000 DET 28 60 232 57 14 0 13 24 51 0 0 0 .274 .349 .529 109 4.3 0.5 3.1 1.0
2001 DET 29 126 497 123 29 3 16 62 108 1 0 1 .287 .374 .481 105 5.3 -4.4 -2.2 0.4
2002 BOS 30 90 298 57 12 1 3 21 57 1 0 0 .207 .265 .291 61 -13.1 -0.9 2.7 -0.8
2003 NYN 31 125 280 59 13 0 16 24 73 1 0 0 .232 .300 .472 101 1.3 0.4 -4.7 0.0
2004 NYA 32 106 283 56 12 0 16 26 92 2 0 0 .221 .297 .458 87 -4.2 -1.1 1.4 -0.1
2005 ARI 33 130 393 106 22 2 30 37 88 1 0 0 .304 .366 .636 138 18.1 -1.6 -8.5 1.3
2006 ARI 34 79 147 26 4 0 6 13 40 2 0 0 .197 .279 .364 77 -3.7 -0.5 -1.2 -0.3
2007 ARI 35 113 245 55 5 1 17 21 59 0 0 0 .249 .310 .511 107 3.2 -1.0 -1.4 0.4
2008 ARI 36 38 77 13 2 0 2 12 23 1 0 0 .206 .338 .333 76 -2.0 -1.8 1.7 -0.1
2008 SDN 36 70 107 21 3 0 1 19 32 0 0 0 .239 .374 .307 75 -3.1 -1.5 0.1 -0.2
2009 ARI 37 36 78 12 4 0 4 11 24 0 0 0 .182 .295 .424 85 -1.2 -0.5 1.2 0.1
Career1559512011882331125152712092169.262.339.48510655.3-21.8-25.76.1

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
1990 BRI Rk APL 25 80 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NIA A- NYP 27 94 .000 .000 .000 .457 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 LAK A+ FSL 36 139 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TRN AA EAS 107 437 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TOL AAA INT 25 106 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 DET MLB AL 27 109 .258 .331 .406 .309 103 -3.3 3.3 -2.1 74 14 -0.8 0.8 -3.3 -0.2
1995 TOL AAA INT 110 463 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DET MLB AL 100 411 .274 .344 .442 .294 99 2.8 12.7 -8.1 96 11 -5.6 -1.3 -0.5 -0.3
1996 TOL AAA INT 55 225 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB AL 159 681 .268 .335 .423 .313 97 26.7 18.8 -12.9 124 8 -3.7 -1.4 23.3 2.4
1998 DET MLB AL 157 673 .269 .333 .429 .317 98 29.5 18.3 -12.8 126 6 -6.7 -5.7 23.4 1.6
1999 DET MLB AL 143 609 .274 .344 .435 .317 99 13.8 17.0 -12.2 106 12 -1.0 -1.7 7.6 0.9
1999 TOL AAA INT 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DET MLB AL 60 232 .282 .358 .457 .306 86 9 7.3 -4.7 109 15 3.1 0.5 4.3 1.0
2000 TOL AAA INT 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .050 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DET MLB AL 126 497 .265 .329 .427 .345 100 10.4 14.8 -9.3 105 7 -2.2 -4.4 5.3 0.4
2002 BOS MLB AL 90 298 .269 .336 .431 .250 97 -16.3 8.6 -5.4 61 10 2.7 -0.9 -13.1 -0.8
2003 NYN MLB NL 125 280 .258 .325 .414 .259 99 -0.7 7.4 -4.3 101 14 -4.7 0.4 1.3 0.0
2003 SLU A+ FSL 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB AL 106 283 .265 .337 .419 .272 104 -1.4 8.4 -5.2 87 11 1.4 -1.1 -4.2 -0.1
2005 ARI MLB NL 130 393 .260 .326 .416 .321 106 23.7 11.3 -6.4 138 11 -8.5 -1.6 18.1 1.3
2006 ARI MLB NL 79 147 .266 .330 .437 .233 100 -7.7 4.4 -2.1 77 10 -1.2 -0.5 -3.7 -0.3
2006 TUC AAA PCL 2 7 .233 .327 .381 .200 105 1.1 0.2 -0.1 125 0 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.1
2007 ARI MLB NL 113 245 .257 .325 .402 .257 103 -0.1 7.3 -4 107 15 -1.4 -1.0 3.2 0.4
2008 ARI MLB NL 38 77 .257 .325 .409 .282 97 -2.3 2.2 -1.1 76 11 1.7 -1.8 -2.0 -0.1
2008 SDN MLB NL 70 107 .257 .327 .400 .364 91 -0.7 3.1 -0.9 75 11 0.1 -1.5 -3.1 -0.2
2009 ARI MLB NL 36 78 .251 .323 .391 .205 103 -2 2.2 -1.1 85 18 1.2 -0.5 -1.2 0.1
2009 RNO AAA PCL 7 30 .270 .346 .417 .150 121 -0.6 0.9 -0.6 74 0 0.1 -0.2 -0.8 -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
1990 BRI Rk APL 80 73 2 12 2 0 1 17 8 6 28 0 0 .164 .238 .233 .068 0 0
1992 NIA A- NYP 94 85 12 26 9 0 5 50 17 9 34 1 0 .306 .372 .588 .282 0 0
1993 LAK A+ FSL 139 117 14 31 4 1 1 40 22 18 32 0 1 .265 .358 .342 .077 2 2
1994 TOL AAA INT 106 92 10 24 4 0 2 34 13 12 25 2 0 .261 .346 .370 .109 0 0
1994 TRN AA EAS 437 394 50 110 25 0 21 198 86 40 113 0 4 .279 .347 .503 .223 0 0
1995 DET MLB AL 109 101 10 24 5 1 3 40 11 8 30 0 0 .238 .294 .396 .158 0 0
1995 TOL AAA INT 463 405 50 98 17 2 14 161 63 52 129 0 2 .242 .333 .398 .156 0 0
1996 DET MLB AL 411 376 56 94 14 0 27 189 72 29 127 0 1 .250 .299 .503 .253 6 0
1996 TOL AAA INT 225 194 42 58 7 1 14 109 36 31 58 1 1 .299 .396 .562 .263 0 0
1997 DET MLB AL 681 580 105 160 28 3 32 290 117 93 144 1 3 .276 .376 .500 .224 5 0
1998 DET MLB AL 673 602 84 175 37 0 34 314 103 63 128 3 3 .291 .358 .522 .231 5 0
1999 DET MLB AL 609 536 74 150 29 0 31 272 99 64 133 2 1 .280 .361 .507 .228 3 0
1999 TOL AAA INT 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2000 TOL AAA INT 23 22 1 2 1 0 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 .091 .130 .273 .182 0 0
2000 DET MLB AL 232 208 32 57 14 0 13 110 37 24 51 0 0 .274 .349 .529 .255 0 0
2001 DET MLB AL 497 428 67 123 29 3 16 206 75 62 108 0 1 .287 .374 .481 .194 6 0
2002 BOS MLB AL 298 275 25 57 12 1 3 80 29 21 57 0 0 .207 .265 .291 .084 1 0
2003 NYN MLB NL 280 254 29 59 13 0 16 120 43 24 73 0 0 .232 .300 .472 .240 1 0
2003 SLU A+ FSL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2004 NYA MLB AL 283 253 37 56 12 0 16 116 49 26 92 0 0 .221 .297 .458 .237 2 0
2005 ARI MLB NL 393 349 47 106 22 2 30 222 87 37 88 0 0 .304 .366 .636 .332 6 0
2006 TUC AAA PCL 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .833 .500 0 0
2006 ARI MLB NL 147 132 13 26 4 0 6 48 16 13 40 0 0 .197 .279 .364 .167 0 0
2007 ARI MLB NL 245 221 31 55 5 1 17 113 51 21 59 0 0 .249 .310 .511 .262 3 0
2008 ARI MLB NL 77 63 7 13 2 0 2 21 13 12 23 0 0 .206 .338 .333 .127 1 0
2008 SDN MLB NL 107 88 5 21 3 0 1 27 11 19 32 0 0 .239 .374 .307 .068 0 0
2009 ARI MLB NL 78 66 7 12 4 0 4 28 11 11 24 0 0 .182 .295 .424 .242 1 0
2009 RNO AAA PCL 30 25 1 4 1 0 1 8 2 5 4 0 0 .160 .300 .320 .160 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 764 0.4319 0.4463 0.6364 0.6909 0.2604 0.7807 0.3451 0.3636 -0.0116
2009 309 0.5049 0.4466 0.6522 0.5962 0.2941 0.7634 0.4222 0.3478 -0.0043
Career10730.45290.44640.64100.66360.27010.77570.36730.3590-0.0095

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
2009-05-05 2009-06-19 15-DL 45 41 Right Hand Sprain - -
2009-04-07 2009-04-11 DTD 4 3 Right Hand Soreness - -
2009-03-27 2009-03-30 Camp 3 0 Right Hand Sprain - -
2008-08-10 2008-08-13 DTD 3 2 Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2008-04-18 2008-04-23 DTD 5 5 - Groin Strain - -
2007-08-27 2007-08-30 DTD 3 3 - Head Concussion Non-baseball Related - -
2007-05-27 2007-05-28 DTD 1 1 - Head Concussion Contact with Ground While Fielding and Lacerated Chin - -
2006-09-14 2006-10-01 DTD 17 15 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2006-09-20 -
2006-07-17 2006-08-25 15-DL 39 36 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-07-10 2006-07-16 DTD 6 2 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2006-07-05 2006-07-09 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2005-09-30 2005-09-30 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness - -
2005-08-17 2005-08-18 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2003-08-10 2003-08-16 DTD 6 4 Shoulder Contusion Batted Ball - -
2002-08-05 2002-08-08 DTD 3 2 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring - -
2001-09-23 2001-10-08 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Inflammation - -
2001-08-30 2001-09-01 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Separation - -
2001-07-19 2001-07-21 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Sprain - -
2001-05-08 2001-05-08 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2001-04-14 2001-04-17 DTD 3 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2000-09-18 2000-10-02 60-DL 14 13 - Low Back Strain - -
2000-07-15 2000-09-01 15-DL 48 46 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Disk Injury - -
2000-05-13 2000-06-12 15-DL 30 25 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1999-05-26 1999-06-11 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Sprain Sternoclavicular Joint - -
1998-09-01 1998-09-03 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Hyperextension - -
1998-06-03 1998-06-04 DTD 1 1 - Shoulder Soreness - -
1998-05-02 1998-05-06 DTD 4 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 ARI $800,000
2008 SDN $900,000
2007 ARI $1,034,000
2006 ARI $1,034,000
2005 ARI $750,000
2004 NYA $750,000
2002 BOS $5,000,000
2001 DET $4,462,500
2000 DET $3,862,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$18,593,000
9 yrTotal$18,593,000

 

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)With so many teams not spending on free agents, gaming the service time of young players and other ways teams are keeping salaries down Is MLB players union close to a strike of any kind?
(Dave from Minneapolis)
I don't have any insight into the odds of an actual strike, but the MLBPA took a clear loss at the negotiating table for the last CBA and things have only gotten worse since then. They just gave Tony Clark a contract extension, though, so who knows. It sure seems like a very important time for the MLBPA to dig in their collective heels and fight to reverse the things you've mentioned, plus other stuff. (Aaron Gleeman)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you think Guzman is Tony Clark....why not Adrian Gonzalez?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth, TX)
Because he's more similar to Tony Clark, especially the physical dimensions. He's a hard player to peg because he's so young. I see the hit tool, and I think he could hit for average with very good secondary skills. He's limited to 1B, but he works his ass off and he should be able to develop into a quality glove. The power is the swing state, as he could be a 10-15 type with a lot of doubles or he could take the step where the power plays at 25+. I see him as a .285+ gap hitter with 10/15 bombs and a bunch of doubles. But its so early in the process and that projection could change a bunch. (Jason Parks)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the last 5 years or so, the following statements have been generally true about the D-Backs: (1) they have had a lot of highly-touted hitting prospects in their minor league system, (2) those same prospects are currently having a lot of trouble putting runs on the board at the major league level, and (3) Carlos Quentin didn't take off until he landed in Chicago. If you had to speculate, what do you think is going on in the desert?
(Randy from Ann Arbor, MI)
Do you have to look at Bob Melvin a little? His handling of Justin Upton this year sure is less than impressive, and he's got an affection for Tony Clark that's a little weird. Young players need to play, both for reps and so that they can develop without feeling that their career lives or dies on their next AB.

I don't know if Melvin is the cause of the stagnation of some of these guys, but I don't think he's helped them. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)AJ Mass over at ESPN said today he sees Conor Jackson being a top 10 NL hitter this season...do you think this year will be Jackson's breakout season? 100/25/100/5/320 possible?
(bateman19 from Boston)
I don't know who A.J. Mass is. Is he Hacking's brother? I also don't REALLY know what those five slashes are. I'm guessing it's a fantasy thing, but I don't play fantasy.

I will say this. Joe Sheehan always has his guys and his piece on his guys. If I was doing the opposite, if I was doing anti-guys who are NOT going to break out but in fact go backwards -- Conor Jackson is one of the first to come to mind.

Think about what Jackson did last year, and then think about Tony Clark. Basically, in 2007, the team took away Jackson's 175-200 toughest at-bats and gave them to Tony Clark. This year, he gets them back. Don't expect upward numbers with that situation. (Kevin Goldstein)


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