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Portrait of Doug Mirabelli

Doug Mirabelli CRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 1655 .231 .317 .407 91 6.8
Birth Date10-18-1970
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age48 years, 10 months, 4 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 SFN 25 9 21 4 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .222 .333 .278 83 -0.4 -0.6 -0.3 0.0
1997 SFN 26 6 8 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 74 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SFN 27 10 19 4 2 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 .235 .316 .529 84 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1
1999 SFN 28 33 98 22 6 0 1 9 25 1 0 0 .253 .327 .356 81 -2.0 0.4 2.2 0.5
2000 SFN 29 82 273 53 10 2 6 36 57 2 1 0 .230 .337 .370 89 -2.4 0.2 -0.3 1.1
2001 BOS 30 54 165 38 8 0 9 17 36 4 0 0 .270 .360 .518 108 2.4 -1.7 1.2 1.0
2001 TEX 30 23 59 5 2 0 2 10 21 0 0 0 .102 .254 .265 109 1.0 -0.8 10.6 1.3
2002 BOS 31 57 173 34 7 0 7 17 33 3 0 0 .225 .312 .411 101 1.0 -0.5 -0.8 0.7
2003 BOS 32 62 176 42 13 0 6 11 36 1 0 0 .258 .307 .448 83 -3.2 -1.4 1.6 0.4
2004 BOS 33 59 182 45 12 0 9 19 46 3 0 0 .281 .368 .525 112 3.1 -2.5 -0.6 0.8
2005 BOS 34 50 152 31 7 0 6 14 48 2 2 0 .228 .309 .412 86 -2.5 0.0 3.1 0.7
2006 BOS 35 59 176 31 6 0 6 11 54 4 0 0 .193 .261 .342 67 -6.6 -0.9 -1.8 -0.1
2006 SDN 35 14 26 4 1 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .182 .308 .227 68 -0.9 0.2 4.1 0.4
2007 BOS 36 48 127 23 3 0 5 11 41 1 0 0 .202 .278 .360 82 -2.5 -3.0 -1.6 -0.1
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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
1992 SJO A+ CLF 53 209 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SJO A+ CLF 113 453 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SHV AA TXS 85 293 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SHV AA TXS 40 148 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHX AAA PCL 23 81 .000 .000 .000 .196 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SFN MLB NL 9 21 .271 .339 .444 .286 109 -1 0.6 0.4 83 12 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4 0.0
1996 SHV AA TXS 115 464 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PHX AAA PCL 14 52 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SFN MLB NL 6 8 .267 .316 .407 .250 97 -0.9 0.2 0.1 74 11 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1997 PHX AAA PCL 0 397 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SFN MLB NL 10 19 .261 .320 .409 .300 95 0.4 0.5 0.3 84 23 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.1
1998 FRE AAA PCL 0 320 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SFN MLB NL 33 98 .272 .341 .435 .339 98 -2.6 2.7 1.8 81 12 2.2 0.4 -2.0 0.5
1999 FRE AAA PCL 0 369 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SFN MLB NL 82 273 .265 .336 .434 .278 108 -8.6 8.6 5.2 89 8 -0.3 0.2 -2.4 1.1
2001 BOS MLB AL 54 165 .269 .338 .429 .296 97 8.4 4.9 2.9 108 11 1.2 -1.7 2.4 1.0
2001 TEX MLB AL 23 59 .268 .340 .433 .115 106 -4.9 1.8 1 109 12 10.6 -0.8 1.0 1.3
2002 BOS MLB AL 57 173 .264 .336 .419 .239 97 -2 5.0 2.6 101 9 -0.8 -0.5 1.0 0.7
2003 BOS MLB AL 62 176 .273 .334 .444 .295 106 -2.5 4.8 2.6 83 14 1.6 -1.4 -3.2 0.4
2004 BOS MLB AL 59 182 .267 .337 .425 .343 110 5.1 5.4 3 112 12 -0.6 -2.5 3.1 0.8
2005 BOS MLB AL 50 152 .268 .334 .426 .305 106 -1.1 4.4 2 86 15 3.1 0.0 -2.5 0.7
2006 BOS MLB AL 59 176 .269 .335 .426 .248 105 -12 5.3 3.1 67 10 -1.8 -0.9 -6.6 -0.1
2006 SDN MLB NL 14 26 .276 .345 .444 .235 78 -1.2 0.8 0.4 68 10 4.1 0.2 -0.9 0.4
2007 BOS MLB AL 48 127 .270 .335 .412 .265 101 -6 3.8 2.1 82 18 -1.6 -3.0 -2.5 -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
1992 SJO A+ CLF 209 177 30 41 11 1 0 54 21 24 18 1 3 .232 .333 .305 .073 2 2
1993 SJO A+ CLF 453 371 58 100 19 2 1 126 48 72 55 0 4 .270 .392 .340 .070 2 2
1994 SHV AA TXS 293 255 23 56 8 0 4 76 24 36 48 3 1 .220 .314 .298 .078 2 2
1995 PHX AAA PCL 81 66 3 11 0 1 0 13 7 12 10 1 0 .167 .304 .197 .030 0 0
1995 SHV AA TXS 148 126 14 38 13 0 0 51 16 20 14 1 0 .302 .392 .405 .103 2 2
1996 SFN MLB NL 21 18 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 3 4 0 0 .222 .333 .278 .056 0 0
1996 SHV AA TXS 464 380 60 112 23 0 21 198 70 76 49 0 1 .295 .419 .521 .226 1 1
1996 PHX AAA PCL 52 47 10 14 7 0 0 21 7 4 7 0 0 .298 .365 .447 .149 0 0
1997 SFN MLB NL 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 0 0
1997 PHX AAA PCL 397 332 49 88 23 2 8 139 48 58 69 1 2 .265 .385 .419 .154 0 0
1998 SFN MLB NL 19 17 2 4 2 0 1 9 4 2 6 0 0 .235 .316 .529 .294 0 0
1998 FRE AAA PCL 320 265 45 69 12 2 13 124 53 52 55 2 0 .260 .388 .468 .208 0 0
1999 SFN MLB NL 98 87 10 22 6 0 1 31 10 9 25 0 0 .253 .327 .356 .103 1 0
1999 FRE AAA PCL 369 320 63 100 24 1 14 168 51 48 56 8 2 .313 .404 .525 .213 0 0
2000 SFN MLB NL 273 230 23 53 10 2 6 85 28 36 57 1 0 .230 .337 .370 .139 2 3
2001 BOS MLB AL 165 141 16 38 8 0 9 73 26 17 36 0 0 .270 .360 .518 .248 2 1
2001 TEX MLB AL 59 49 4 5 2 0 2 13 3 10 21 0 0 .102 .254 .265 .163 0 0
2002 BOS MLB AL 173 151 17 34 7 0 7 62 25 17 33 0 0 .225 .312 .411 .185 2 0
2003 BOS MLB AL 176 163 23 42 13 0 6 73 18 11 36 0 0 .258 .307 .448 .190 1 0
2004 BOS MLB AL 182 160 27 45 12 0 9 84 32 19 46 0 0 .281 .368 .525 .244 0 0
2005 BOS MLB AL 152 136 16 31 7 0 6 56 18 14 48 2 0 .228 .309 .412 .184 0 0
2006 BOS MLB AL 176 161 12 31 6 0 6 55 25 11 54 0 0 .193 .261 .342 .149 0 0
2006 SDN MLB NL 26 22 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 4 5 0 0 .182 .308 .227 .045 0 0
2007 BOS MLB AL 127 114 9 23 3 0 5 41 16 11 41 0 0 .202 .278 .360 .158 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2007-08-17 2007-09-01 15-DL 15 15 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2005-05-18 2005-06-12 15-DL 25 22 Left Wrist Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 BOS $550,000
2007 BOS $750,000
2006 SDN $1,400,000
2006 BOS $1,400,000
2005 BOS $1,400,000
2004 BOS $825,000
2003 BOS $805,000
2002 BOS $650,000
2001 TEX $295,000
2001 BOS $295,000
2000 SFN $215,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$8,585,000
9 yrTotal$8,585,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 34 d1 yr/$0.55M (08)

Details
  • re-signed 1/11/08, 1 year/$0.55M (08), $0.275M roster bonus
  • $0.125M conditioning bonus
  • performance bonus:$1.25M (g & gs)
  • re-signed 12/06, 1 year/$0.75M (07)+performance bonus to $0.975M
  • acquired in trade from SD 4/06 acquired in trade from BOS 12/05
  • re-signed 11/04, 2 year/$3M (05-06), $0.2M signing bonus
  • 05:$1.4M, 06:$1.4M
  • re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$0.825M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.805M (03) arbitration-eligible after 02 ($0.95M-$0.66M) avoided arbitration 1/02 1 year/$0.66M (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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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Varitek can't catch the knuckleball, but as long as the Sox employ Tim Wakefield, they need someone who can. Still, it doesn't have to be Mirabelli, who strikes out in a third of his at-bats these days. Popular is nice; runs are better.
2007 Attempting to shed Tim Wakefield`s personal valet, the Sox swapped Mirabelli to San Diego in exchange for Mark Loretta. The Padres scrapped plans to start him when they snagged Mike Piazza on the cheap; Mirabelli sulked, and started agitating Kevin Towers for a deal. Meanwhile, back in Boston, Josh Bard`s monumental struggles to catch Wakefield`s knuckleball (10 passed balls in five starts) induced Epstein to hastily reacquire Mirabelli, but Theo drastically overpaid by parting with Bard, Cla Meredith, and $100,000 cash. Once Wakefield and then Jason Varitek went down, the Sox were left with a sub-Mendozoid backup of decreased utility, while the Pads had obtained key ingredients for their NL West title run. Showing little imagination, the Sox re-signed Mirabelli to a one-year deal in December.
2006 The backup catcher goes by the nickname "The Stud Who Hits Bombs" on the popular Sons of Sam Horn message board. Last season he hit fewer bombs, and also lost a few weeks to a wrist injury. Despite being Wakefield`s designated catcher, he didn`t lead the league in passed balls for the first time since 2002. He`s a fine reserve who would hit better if he was used in a strict platoon against lefties. He`ll get the chance to start in San Diego, but he might find Petco Park less to his liking than Fenway.
2005 Being a backup catcher is kind of like being a long reliever, but without all the trouble of having to keep your arm in an ice bucket or the whiplash when you give up a home run. Mirabelli once again settled into the role of Wakefield's personal caddy, posting career highs in most offensive categories in the process. The Sox re-signed him pretty early with Varitek an uncertainty at the time. He'll return to being one of the better backup catchers in the game, even while his numbers figure to drop precipitously.
2004 Mirabelli usually has a huge platoon split, but he didn 't last season. Because he's been Tim Wakefield's catcher, the Red Sox have not gotten any benefit out of this split-he starts against whoever happens to be pitching that day. He edged out Jorge Posada for the league lead in passed balls (14-13), although, trying to catch Wakefield's knuckler, he has a pretty good excuse.
2003 Mirabelli has an amazing platoon split, hitting for better than a 1.000 OPS against LHP over the last four years. Jason Varitek struggles against LHP with roughly a .700 OPS over that time. That ought to suggest some sort of ad hoc platoon, giving Varitek some much-needed rest while boosting the offensive production from the position. Instead, Grady Little designated Mirabelli to be Wakefield’s caddy. Go figure.
2002 Mirabelli was an offensive star for the Sox, but that obscured two important facts. One is that he’s never hit like this before, so we’re probably looking at a small-sample fluke. The other is that the Sox gave up Justin Duchscherer, a real pitching prospect, for a mediocre backup catcher after passing up all sorts of free catching talent available on waivers or through free agency, such as Ramon Castro, Sal Fasano, Tom Wilson, and Creighton Gubanich. Pitching prospects are scarce. Backup catchers with pop aren’t.
2001 Doug Mirabelli can hit better than he showed in 2000. He's about two seasons away from being a certified backup catcher, a role for which he's well suited.
2000 He's 29 years old now, and the Giants have never really given him a chance. He isn't good enough to be a regular at the major-league level, but he could be one of the best #2 catchers in the game, which is higher praise than it sounds. Mirabelli will split the Giants’ catching job with Bobby Estalella--picked up from the Phillies for an old whirlpool and some sunflower seeds--and should play less than that projection indicates.
1999 Mirabelli has shown occasional signs that he would make a good, inexpensive part-time option at catcher. As the projection above shows, the Giants could do worse than give him the opportunity.
1997 Posted a big year in Shreveport in 1996, and is considered by some in the organization to be a better receiver than Jensen. If true, he’ll reach the bigs in late 1997. If not, he’ll probably get converted to another position and fade out of baseball. Make or break year. If he can retain a little of that 1996 performance, he’ll make the bigs and stay there. Might even make a few bucks.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1996 mlb .000 0.0 195 .000 0.0 4 .013 .000 0.0 0.0 -0.3
1997 mlb .003 0.1 84 .000 0.0 1 .013 .000 0.0 0.1 0.0
1998 mlb .001 0.1 195 .000 0.0 7 -.006 .003 0.0 0.1 0.0
1999 mlb .005 1.3 1123 -.001 0.2 21 -.029 -.001 0.4 2.0 2.2
2000 mlb -.002 -1.3 3092 -.001 0.8 59 .002 .001 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3
2001 mlb .015 10.0 2919 .000 -0.3 83 -.045 .017 2.2 13.0 11.9
2002 mlb -.001 -0.5 1740 .001 -0.4 53 -.015 .007 0.5 -0.4 -0.8
2003 mlb .007 3.1 1886 .001 -0.7 44 .010 .001 -0.3 2.4 1.6
2004 mlb .006 2.6 1759 .004 -2.1 43 .025 .004 -0.6 0.1 -0.6
2005 mlb .012 3.7 1175 .000 0.0 26 -.008 .002 0.1 3.5 3.1
2006 mlb .007 4.2 2350 .001 -0.5 42 .045 .006 -1.2 4.0 2.3
2007 mlb -.003 -1.0 1387 .001 -0.5 44 -.001 .002 0.0 -1.7 -1.6

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