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Nomar Garciaparra SSRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 6116 .313 .361 .521 125 44.9
Birth Date7-23-1973
Height6' 0"
Weight165 lbs
Age46 years, 2 months, 27 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
1996 BOS 22 24 93 21 2 3 4 4 14 0 5 0 .241 .272 .471 85 -1.4 0.3 0.4 0.3
1997 BOS 23 153 734 209 44 11 30 35 92 6 22 9 .306 .342 .534 126 27.2 2.6 3.5 6.3
1998 BOS 24 143 652 195 37 8 35 33 62 8 12 6 .323 .362 .584 140 34.4 2.3 4.6 6.7
1999 BOS 25 135 595 190 42 4 27 51 39 8 14 3 .357 .418 .603 151 43.9 1.6 4.6 7.1
2000 BOS 26 140 599 197 51 3 21 61 50 2 5 2 .372 .434 .599 153 47.2 -2.5 10.5 7.7
2001 BOS 27 21 91 24 3 0 4 7 9 1 0 1 .289 .352 .470 114 2.1 0.0 0.7 0.7
2002 BOS 28 156 693 197 56 5 24 41 63 6 5 2 .310 .352 .528 127 26.1 -1.0 14.3 6.9
2003 BOS 29 156 719 198 37 13 28 39 61 11 19 5 .301 .345 .524 121 21.2 4.4 9.0 6.3
2004 BOS 30 38 169 50 7 3 5 8 16 4 2 0 .321 .367 .500 115 3.5 -0.4 -4.9 0.5
2004 CHN 30 43 185 49 14 0 4 16 14 2 2 1 .297 .364 .455 114 3.7 0.3 -3.8 0.8
2005 CHN 31 62 247 65 12 0 9 12 24 2 0 0 .283 .320 .452 101 0.3 -2.2 -9.7 -0.3
2006 LAN 32 122 523 142 31 2 20 42 30 8 3 0 .303 .367 .505 119 15.7 -0.9 -12.6 0.8
2007 LAN 33 121 466 122 17 0 7 31 41 0 3 1 .283 .328 .371 89 -4.6 -1.5 -4.5 -0.2
2008 LAN 34 55 181 43 9 0 8 15 11 1 1 1 .264 .326 .466 111 2.8 -0.9 2.4 1.1
2009 OAK 35 65 169 45 8 0 3 8 28 0 2 0 .281 .314 .388 95 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.2
Career14346116174737052229403554599531.313.361.521125221.72.014.644.9

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
1994 SAR A+ FSL 28 121 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TRN AA EAS 125 581 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BOS MLB AL 24 93 .279 .349 .442 .243 105 -1.3 2.9 1.3 85 12 0.4 0.3 -1.4 0.3
1996 PAW AAA INT 43 191 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BOS MLB AL 153 734 .271 .336 .430 .315 101 24.4 20.2 10 126 9 3.5 2.6 27.2 6.3
1998 BOS MLB AL 143 652 .272 .336 .432 .311 101 35.5 17.7 8.9 140 8 4.6 2.3 34.4 6.7
1999 BOS MLB AL 135 595 .273 .344 .437 .347 98 54.1 16.6 8.5 151 11 4.6 1.6 43.9 7.1
2000 BOS MLB AL 140 599 .274 .344 .443 .378 85 73.5 18.9 8.5 153 10 10.5 -2.5 47.2 7.7
2001 BOS MLB AL 21 91 .267 .334 .431 .286 95 3.1 2.7 1.2 114 17 0.7 0.0 2.1 0.7
2001 PAW AAA INT 4 18 .000 .000 .000 .462 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB AL 156 693 .270 .336 .433 .309 97 30.3 20.0 9.1 127 7 14.3 -1.0 26.1 6.9
2003 BOS MLB AL 156 719 .270 .333 .433 .294 105 23.9 19.6 9.7 121 8 9.0 4.4 21.2 6.3
2004 BOS MLB AL 38 169 .268 .331 .425 .331 112 2.3 5.0 2.1 115 10 -4.9 -0.4 3.5 0.5
2004 CHN MLB NL 43 185 .266 .332 .434 .304 98 8.9 5.5 2.5 114 10 -3.8 0.3 3.7 0.8
2004 PAW AAA INT 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHN MLB NL 62 247 .258 .321 .410 .280 104 1.2 7.1 1.9 101 12 -9.7 -2.2 0.3 -0.3
2005 PEO A MDW 2 7 .281 .344 .425 .200 104 -0.1 0.2 0.1 111 0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
2005 WTN AA SOU 4 15 .273 .338 .409 .250 0.0 77 0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1
2006 LAN MLB NL 122 523 .267 .333 .430 .288 95 19 15.8 -10 119 7 -12.6 -0.9 15.7 0.8
2006 LVG AAA PCL 2 8 .349 .405 .528 .500 100 1 0.1 -0.1 101 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAN MLB NL 121 466 .264 .328 .415 .297 99 -3.5 13.8 -4.7 89 7 -4.5 -1.5 -4.6 -0.2
2008 LAN MLB NL 55 181 .267 .334 .422 .240 94 0.6 5.2 1.2 111 16 2.4 -0.9 2.8 1.1
2008 LVG AAA PCL 7 23 .270 .336 .474 .471 112 2.2 0.7 0 175 0 0.1 -0.2 1.8 0.2
2009 OAK MLB AL 65 169 .255 .322 .405 .323 101 -2.7 4.9 -2.3 95 11 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.2

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
1994 SAR A+ FSL 121 105 20 31 8 1 1 44 16 10 6 5 2 .295 .353 .419 .124 3 3
1995 TRN AA EAS 581 513 77 137 20 8 8 197 47 50 42 35 12 .267 .339 .384 .117 4 4
1996 BOS MLB AL 93 87 11 21 2 3 4 41 16 4 14 5 0 .241 .272 .471 .230 1 1
1996 PAW AAA INT 191 172 40 59 15 2 16 126 46 14 21 3 1 .343 .396 .733 .390 0 0
1997 BOS MLB AL 734 684 122 209 44 11 30 365 98 35 92 22 9 .306 .342 .534 .228 7 2
1998 BOS MLB AL 652 604 111 195 37 8 35 353 122 33 62 12 6 .323 .362 .584 .262 7 0
1999 BOS MLB AL 595 532 103 190 42 4 27 321 104 51 39 14 3 .357 .418 .603 .246 4 0
2000 BOS MLB AL 599 529 104 197 51 3 21 317 96 61 50 5 2 .372 .434 .599 .227 7 0
2001 PAW AAA INT 18 16 3 7 2 0 1 12 4 1 2 0 0 .438 .500 .750 .313 0 0
2001 BOS MLB AL 91 83 13 24 3 0 4 39 8 7 9 0 1 .289 .352 .470 .181 0 0
2002 BOS MLB AL 693 635 101 197 56 5 24 335 120 41 63 5 2 .310 .352 .528 .217 11 0
2003 BOS MLB AL 719 658 120 198 37 13 28 345 105 39 61 19 5 .301 .345 .524 .223 10 1
2004 BOS MLB AL 169 156 24 50 7 3 5 78 21 8 16 2 0 .321 .367 .500 .179 1 0
2004 PAW AAA INT 22 21 1 5 1 0 1 9 3 1 3 0 0 .238 .273 .429 .190 0 0
2004 CHN MLB NL 185 165 28 49 14 0 4 75 20 16 14 2 1 .297 .364 .455 .158 1 1
2005 PEO A MDW 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .000 0 0
2005 WTN AA SOU 15 13 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .231 .333 .231 .000 0 0
2005 CHN MLB NL 247 230 28 65 12 0 9 104 30 12 24 0 0 .283 .320 .452 .170 3 0
2006 LVG AAA PCL 8 8 3 4 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .250 0 0
2006 LAN MLB NL 523 469 82 142 31 2 20 237 93 42 30 3 0 .303 .367 .505 .203 4 0
2007 LAN MLB NL 466 431 39 122 17 0 7 160 59 31 41 3 1 .283 .328 .371 .088 4 0
2008 LAN MLB NL 181 163 24 43 9 0 8 76 28 15 11 1 1 .264 .326 .466 .202 2 0
2008 LVG AAA PCL 23 20 4 9 1 0 1 13 4 3 2 0 0 .450 .522 .650 .200 0 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 169 160 17 45 8 0 3 62 16 8 28 2 0 .281 .314 .388 .106 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 585 0.4735 0.4872 0.8842 0.7076 0.2890 0.9337 0.7753 0.1158 -0.0017
2009 537 0.4916 0.5885 0.7880 0.7879 0.3956 0.8750 0.6204 0.2120 -0.0082
Career11220.48220.53570.83820.74600.34000.90560.70120.1618-0.0048

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
2009-07-31 2009-08-01 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2009-05-24 2009-06-12 15-DL 19 19 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-29 2009-05-22 15-DL 23 20 Right Lower Leg Compartment Syndrome Exertional -
2009-04-18 2009-04-24 DTD 6 4 Right Lower Leg Compartment Syndrome Exertional -
2009-04-15 2009-04-17 DTD 2 1 Right Lower Leg Tightness Calf -
2008-09-18 2008-09-20 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Inflammation Scar Tissue -
2008-07-28 2008-08-12 15-DL 15 14 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2008-04-26 2008-07-04 60-DL 69 62 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-03-30 2008-04-16 15-DL 17 14 Right Wrist Recovery From Fracture Hairline -
2008-03-08 2008-03-30 Camp 22 0 Right Wrist Fracture Hairline -
2007-08-14 2007-09-04 15-DL 21 19 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-06-22 2007-06-25 DTD 3 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-10-05 2006-10-05 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-09-30 2006-10-04 DTD 4 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-09-16 2006-09-17 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2006-07-25 2006-08-09 15-DL 15 13 Right Knee Sprain -
2006-04-04 2006-04-22 15-DL 18 16 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2005-08-22 2005-08-26 DTD 4 3 Low Back Tightness -
2005-08-18 2005-08-20 DTD 2 1 Low Back Tightness -
2005-08-12 2005-08-12 DTD 0 0 Left Groin Soreness -
2005-04-21 2005-08-05 60-DL 106 93 Left Groin Surgery Tendon 2005-04-27
2004-09-12 2004-09-22 DTD 10 11 Right Groin Strain Moderate -
2004-08-21 2004-08-24 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Strain -
2004-08-09 2004-08-10 DTD 1 0 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2004-03-26 2004-06-09 60-DL 75 57 Right Ankle Inflammation Achilles Tendinitis -
2004-03-07 2004-04-03 Camp 27 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Achilles Tendon -
2003-09-14 2003-09-15 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2003-08-16 2003-08-17 DTD 1 1 Back Spasms -
2003-07-30 2003-07-31 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2003-07-28 2003-07-29 DTD 1 0 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2001-08-27 2001-10-07 15-DL 41 32 Right Wrist Inflammation -
2001-03-21 2001-07-29 60-DL 130 103 Right Wrist Surgery ECU Tendon Split and Inflammation 2001-04-02
2000-05-12 2000-05-27 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-05-09 1998-05-28 15-DL 19 16 Right Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 OAK $1,000,000
2008 LAN $8,500,000
2007 LAN $7,500,000
2006 LAN $6,000,000
2005 CHN $8,000,000
2004 BOS $11,500,000
2003 BOS $10,500,000
2002 BOS $9,000,000
2001 BOS $7,250,000
2000 BOS $3,700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$72,950,000
10 yrTotal$72,950,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 30 dArn Tellum SFX

Details
  • retired 3/10
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 3/10 (1-day minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from LAD 3/3/09, 1 year/$1M (09)
  • performance bonus:$0.15M 300 plate appearances
  • roster bonus:$0.1M each 60, 90 days on 25-m ros, $50K 120 days
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/06, 2 year/$18.5M (07-08), $2.5M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$8.5M
  • no-trade protection
  • performance bonus:$0.25M for 500 plate appearances (if earned, half donated to club charity, half donated to player charity, with club matching donations)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/05, 1 year/$6M (06)+$4M bonuses ($0.5M each 25 plate appearances 400-575 plate appearances)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$8.25M (05)+$2.775M bonuses ($25K All Star bonuses, $0.5M each 535,550 plate appearances, $0.15M for 130 starts & $0.4M each for 135,140,145,150 starts)
  • acquired in trade from BOS 7/04 club exercised $10.5M 03 option bef 00, exercised $11.5M 04 option bef 01
  • $25K All Star bonuses
  • 5 year/$23.25M (98-02)+03-04 opts
  • $2M signing bonus ($0.4M/year), 98:$0.6M, 99:$0.9M, 00:$3.3M, 01:$6.85M, 02:$8.6M, 03:$10.5M opt, 04:$11.5M option 94 1-12

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
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, thank you for chatting. Nomar Garciaparra had 6 great seasons and essentially nothing else in his career. Does JAWS see him as having a HOF-caliber peak? Where do you generally draw the line on high peak/short career players?
(ripfan008 from Baltimore)
I have Nomar 20th all-time among SS at 47.6/44.4/46.0 - nearly all of his value was at his peak - where the average HOF SS is at 60.6/40.3/50.5. So yes, I think you could argue that Garciaparra is Hallworthy based upon that peak, and if he were on the ballot, I would consider arguing for him.

That said, you won't get anywhere with the BBWAA making that argument, because of Garciaparra's short career. Nobody whose entire career took place in the post-1961 expansion era has been voted in with less than 2,000 hits (he has 1,747) or 8,000 PA (6,116). So he's got a real uphill battle ahead of him. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)You and I agreed on holding on to Adam Jones back in May, and it panned out. What are your expectations for Sandoval for the rest of this year? Too talented to fail?
(nschaef from NYC)
I still think Sandoval is a lot like Nomar Garciaparra, but he's been having a down year for sure. In single-season leagues I may think about replacing him, but unless his price is unbearable, I would hold onto him in keeper leagues. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lightning round: Pablo Sandoval in 2010: about the same as 09, better, or worse?
(Gregjitsu from Rside)
Honestly, about the same. Pablo Sandoval is Nomar Garciaparra to me. The good version that hit for a high average with solid power. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe, Thanks for the chat. Thinking about this questions today: what is the relationship between a high contact rate (90 plus) and walk rate? Is a high contact rate going to suppress walks?
(lagronem from Newark, DE)
Absolutely. A high contact rate will limit the number of deep counts. The low walk rates of Ichiro Suzuki, Nomar Garciaparra, Don Mattingly...that's partly because when they swing they square the ball up. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Huge Giants fan here, wondering what your thoughts were regarding Pablo Sandoval in terms of 1)a comparison to another player that you think he will become and 2)whether he can stick at 3rd base for the next few years?
(brianpekrul from San Francisco)
I still swear that he's like a shorter, fatter version of Nomar Garciaparra, back when Nomar could catch up to anything and was a lock to hit for a high average. He's doing pretty well at third, so as long as the big guy doesn't turn into a bigger guy, then he should be fine. (Marc Normandin)
2009-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)follow-up, you didn't give a number (ie. 25hr's .300 avg.), what do you think his prime will look like?
(Trevor from Norfolk)
I'll throw my comp in to the ring, as far as performance and skills at the plate go: Nomar Garciaparra. Hit anywhere from .310 to .360, with 20-25 homers a year. (Marc Normandin)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Hey CK! Just counting down hours until my flight up to Oakland for Opening Night. So far this season, A's hitters seem to really be focusing on going up the middle and to the opposite field. Is this early-season noise, or a product of new hitting coach Jim Skaalen?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Hope you have a great time at the ballpark; I know it's not really the same thing now that the Coliseum's been mauled beyond recognition, but I sort of feel about the A's home park the way some Mets fans feel about Shea--sure, it's a pit, but it's *our* pit.

I don't think we can put this on Skaalen just yet; this isn't quite like Rick Burleson jumping on Mark McGwire to hit singles to right, and getting the single worst season of Mac's career for his troubles. It's important to keep in mind the talent that's on this year's roster, never mind that we don't have Emil Brown to kick around any more. Adding hitters like Orlando Cabrera and Nomar Garciaparra gives you a lineup with people who put the ball in play a lot more often than those of us who still treasure the memories of watching Olmedo Saenz or Matt Stairs or Ben Grieve (at his best) taking their cuts. (Christina Kahrl)


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