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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 6102 .277 .344 .461 .277 18.3
Birth Date3-27-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age39 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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 MIN 22 8 20 18 1 4 2 0 0 6 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .222 .300 .333 .206 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2002 MIN 23 41 123 112 12 29 7 0 4 48 8 30 1 1 1 13 2 0 .259 .311 .429 .260 2.4 2.1 0.5
2003 MIN 24 35 114 102 14 25 1 3 4 44 12 19 0 0 0 8 1 1 .245 .325 .431 .245 -0.1 -3.5 -0.4
2004 MIN 25 115 382 339 49 89 22 1 12 149 37 74 3 1 2 45 5 5 .263 .339 .440 .270 17.4 -3.1 1.4
2005 MIN 26 126 470 422 55 111 25 3 12 178 41 93 3 3 1 42 3 4 .263 .330 .422 .260 14.2 1.7 1.6
2006 MIN 27 150 635 557 102 158 41 5 24 281 62 130 10 6 0 109 6 0 .284 .362 .504 .286 30.2 -6.2 2.3
2007 MIN 28 144 623 547 87 151 28 5 16 237 64 107 7 5 0 81 5 0 .276 .356 .433 .281 23.1 0.6 2.3
2008 MIN 29 71 279 249 30 62 13 4 3 92 25 40 5 0 0 36 5 1 .249 .330 .369 .257 4.9 6.2 1.1
2009 MIN 30 153 650 588 93 162 34 7 32 306 54 118 6 2 0 94 6 1 .276 .342 .520 .283 25.2 -18.5 0.7
2010 MIN 31 157 675 609 93 165 37 5 14 254 58 93 4 4 0 81 7 3 .271 .336 .417 .254 8.0 -10.7 -0.3
2011 MIN 32 139 584 529 70 150 29 2 20 243 48 95 4 3 0 70 11 1 .284 .346 .459 .289 26.0 -2.0 2.6
2012 COL 33 101 394 358 53 93 30 2 16 175 32 78 0 4 0 58 8 3 .260 .317 .489 .275 13.2 5.0 1.9
2013 COL 34 130 540 489 74 162 31 3 20 259 46 100 2 3 0 84 10 3 .331 .389 .530 .304 32.3 -14.5 1.9
2014 COL 35 49 205 190 32 63 15 1 10 110 14 30 0 1 31 3 0 .332 .376 .579 .315 14.3 -0.2 1.6
2015 NYN 36 117 408 379 44 98 18 1 10 148 24 88 4 1 0 41 2 0 .259 .309 .391 .272 12.7 -2.4 1.1
Career15366102548880915223334219725305271101493447947522.277.344.461.277223.1-45.718.3

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1998 FTW A 0 568 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 0 552 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NBR AA 0 557 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 8 20 .206 .267 .336 .430 .261 .333 100 -1.2 0.5 -0.4 -0.0 0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2001 NBR AA 141 593 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MIN MLB 41 123 .260 .263 .328 .418 .262 .316 95 0 3.3 -1.1 2.1 0.2 2.4 0.5 2.4 0.5
2002 EDM AAA 86 372 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 35 114 .245 .275 .336 .434 .269 .266 100 -1.8 3.1 -1 -3.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4
2003 ROC AAA 53 218 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .403 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIN MLB 115 382 .270 .267 .333 .437 .261 .303 101 4.3 11.4 -0.5 -3.1 2.3 17.4 1.4 17.4 1.4
2005 MIN MLB 126 470 .260 .261 .324 .413 .258 .309 97 0.2 13.5 0.4 1.7 0.1 14.2 1.6 14.2 1.6
2005 ROC AAA 3 12 .000 .275 .351 .431 .266 .125 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MIN MLB 150 635 .286 .272 .337 .434 .257 .328 103 18.6 19.1 -7.3 -6.2 -0.2 30.2 2.3 30.2 2.3
2007 MIN MLB 144 623 .281 .272 .336 .424 .264 .315 95 14.8 18.5 -7 0.6 -3.2 23.1 2.3 23.1 2.3
2008 MIN MLB 71 279 .257 .264 .331 .416 .259 .286 99 -0.9 8.1 -3.2 6.2 0.9 4.9 1.1 4.9 1.1
2008 ROC AAA 4 13 .352 .289 .363 .448 .301 .429 99 1.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2009 MIN MLB 153 650 .283 .265 .333 .421 .261 .295 104 16.2 18.7 -8 -18.5 -1.6 25.2 0.7 25.2 0.7
2010 MIN MLB 157 675 .254 .257 .325 .399 .255 .298 109 -3.8 18.6 -8.7 -10.7 1.9 8.0 -0.3 8.0 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 139 584 .289 .256 .317 .402 .258 .312 103 16.8 15.7 -6.6 -2.0 0.1 26.0 2.6 26.0 2.6
2012 COL MLB 101 394 .275 .252 .313 .401 .260 .287 121 5.7 10.8 -4.7 5.0 1.3 13.2 1.9 13.2 1.9
2012 CSP AAA 2 9 .529 .279 .344 .426 .260 .714 114 2.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2013 COL MLB 130 540 .304 .252 .314 .392 .258 .382 112 22.8 14.2 -5.6 -14.5 1.0 32.3 1.9 32.3 1.9
2014 COL MLB 49 205 .315 .257 .316 .396 .265 .351 114 10.6 5.3 -2.2 -0.2 0.6 14.3 1.6 14.3 1.6
2014 TUL AA 3 13 .195 .263 .337 .387 .255 .182 96 -0.9 0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 CSP AAA 1 2 .262 .274 .334 .450 .284 .000 116 0 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 GJR Rk 5 22 .631 .281 .337 .413 .288 .550 81 9 0.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2015 NYN MLB 117 408 .272 .257 .317 .408 .265 .312 90 4.9 11.0 -3.5 -2.4 0.3 12.7 1.1 12.7 1.1
2015 SLU A+ 2 9 .207 .273 .337 .339 .266 .000 109 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0

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
1998 FTW A 568 82 137 37 7 12 81 61 107 16 7 .276 .366 .451 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 552 87 139 24 4 16 82 76 91 14 4 .298 .408 .470 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NBR AA 557 72 129 30 8 6 61 55 93 5 4 .263 .352 .394 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NBR AA 593 95 153 36 3 30 87 75 106 5 9 .301 .397 .560 .259 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 20 1 4 2 0 0 1 2 6 1 0 .222 .300 .333 .111 .206 -0.8 -0.0 -0.1
2002 EDM AAA 372 70 102 16 9 20 53 36 79 12 7 .309 .382 .594 .285 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MIN MLB 123 12 29 7 0 4 13 8 30 2 0 .259 .311 .429 .170 .260 2.4 2.1 0.5
2003 ROC AAA 218 25 57 17 0 3 34 25 49 5 4 .306 .392 .446 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 114 14 25 1 3 4 8 12 19 1 1 .245 .325 .431 .186 .245 -0.1 -3.5 -0.4
2004 MIN MLB 382 49 89 22 1 12 45 37 74 5 5 .263 .339 .440 .177 .270 17.4 -3.1 1.4
2005 ROC AAA 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 .111 .333 .111 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 0.0
2005 MIN MLB 470 55 111 25 3 12 42 41 93 3 4 .263 .330 .422 .159 .260 14.2 1.7 1.6
2006 MIN MLB 635 102 158 41 5 24 109 62 130 6 0 .284 .362 .504 .221 .286 30.2 -6.2 2.3
2007 MIN MLB 623 87 151 28 5 16 81 64 107 5 0 .276 .356 .433 .157 .281 23.1 0.6 2.3
2008 ROC AAA 13 3 3 2 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 .300 .462 .500 .200 .352 1.8 -0.6 0.1
2008 MIN MLB 279 30 62 13 4 3 36 25 40 5 1 .249 .330 .369 .120 .257 4.9 6.2 1.1
2009 MIN MLB 650 93 162 34 7 32 94 54 118 6 1 .276 .342 .520 .245 .283 25.2 -18.5 0.7
2010 MIN MLB 675 93 165 37 5 14 81 58 93 7 3 .271 .336 .417 .146 .254 8.0 -10.7 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 584 70 150 29 2 20 70 48 95 11 1 .284 .346 .459 .176 .289 26.0 -2.0 2.6
2012 CSP AAA 9 4 6 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.111 .444 .529 3.2 -0.1 0.3
2012 COL MLB 394 53 93 30 2 16 58 32 78 8 3 .260 .317 .489 .229 .275 13.2 5.0 1.9
2013 COL MLB 540 74 162 31 3 20 84 46 100 10 3 .331 .389 .530 .198 .304 32.3 -14.5 1.9
2014 COL MLB 205 32 63 15 1 10 31 14 30 3 0 .332 .376 .579 .247 .315 14.3 -0.2 1.6
2014 CSP AAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .262 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2014 GJR Rk 22 5 11 6 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 .579 .591 .895 .316 .631 8.9 0.0 0.9
2014 TUL AA 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182 .000 .195 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1
2015 NYN MLB 408 44 98 18 1 10 41 24 88 2 0 .259 .309 .391 .132 .272 12.7 -2.4 1.1
2015 SLU A+ 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .000 .207 -0.3 -0.1 -0.0

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 1022 0.4902 0.4256 0.7931 0.5629 0.2937 0.8901 0.6144 0.2069 490 -0.004834
2009 2480 0.4948 0.4544 0.7924 0.5583 0.3528 0.8891 0.6425 0.2076 1106 -0.003392
2010 2456 0.5187 0.4703 0.8156 0.6052 0.3249 0.8898 0.6667 0.1844 1069 -0.009497
2011 2204 0.5014 0.4546 0.8114 0.5864 0.3221 0.8981 0.6525 0.1886 1013 -0.001098
2012 1499 0.5110 0.4810 0.7712 0.6070 0.3492 0.8581 0.6133 0.2288 635 -0.004149
2013 2090 0.4866 0.4670 0.7725 0.6303 0.3122 0.8612 0.6030 0.2275 905 -0.007277
2014 714 0.5112 0.5098 0.7995 0.6932 0.3181 0.8617 0.6577 0.2005 272 0.000032
2015 1502 0.4787 0.5153 0.7558 0.6773 0.3665 0.8727 0.5575 0.2442 638 -0.001694
Career139670.49930.46920.79070.6070.3320.88010.62890.2093866.1541-0.0045

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
2014-08-24 2014-09-08 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-08-18 2014-08-23 DTD 5 3 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-06-06 2014-08-16 60-DL 71 63 Left Shoulder Fracture Glenoid Socket -
2014-04-18 2014-05-20 15-DL 32 28 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-04-15 2014-04-15 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion - -
2013-09-28 2013-09-29 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2013-09-19 2013-09-22 DTD 3 3 Right Forearm Contusion Diving for Ball - -
2013-08-11 2013-08-13 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-06-07 2013-06-12 DTD 5 4 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
2013-05-09 2013-05-24 15-DL 15 14 - Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -
2013-04-17 2013-04-19 DTD 2 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-08 2013-04-08 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
2012-08-19 2012-10-04 15-DL 46 44 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2012-08-01 2012-08-16 15-DL 15 14 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-04-19 2012-04-20 DTD 1 0 Left Contusion Big Toe - -
2012-03-31 2012-04-03 Camp 3 0 - Hand Contusion HBP - -
2011-09-24 2011-09-24 DTD 0 0 - Groin Tightness - -
2011-09-06 2011-09-13 DTD 7 5 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-08-27 2011-08-29 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Soreness From Contusion - -
2011-08-24 2011-08-24 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2011-08-11 2011-08-22 DTD 11 9 - Neck Cartilage Injury Felt Pop Swinging Bat Disc Injury - -
2011-05-24 2011-05-27 DTD 3 2 Right Hip Strain -
2011-05-22 2011-05-23 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2011-02-25 2011-03-23 Camp 26 0 Left Foot Surgery Wart Removed 2011-03-01
2010-10-14 2010-10-14 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Debridement 2010-10-14
2009-08-01 2009-08-05 DTD 4 3 Low Back Tightness -
2009-06-13 2009-06-16 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Inflammation Strain -
2009-06-01 2009-06-06 DTD 5 4 Right Fingers Strain Index Finger -
2009-03-31 2009-04-01 Camp 1 0 Right Fingers Cyst Index Finger -
2008-11-19 2008-11-19 Off 0 0 Face Surgery LASIK 2008-11-19
2008-08-08 2008-08-08 On-Alr 0 0 Left Foot Fracture 2nd Metatarsal -
2008-06-28 2008-09-13 60-DL 77 66 Left Fingers Strain Index Finger -
2008-06-13 2008-06-13 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Contusion Ring Finger HBP -
2008-04-04 2008-04-25 15-DL 21 18 Right Fingers Dislocation Index Finger -
2007-07-19 2007-08-03 15-DL 15 13 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2007-05-02 2007-05-08 DTD 6 5 Back Contusion HBP -
2007-04-05 2007-04-07 DTD 2 0 Face Laceration Foul Ball -
2006-05-12 2006-05-12 DTD 0 0 Head Concussion Slight Dizziness -
2006-03-21 2006-04-01 Camp 11 0 Abdomen Strain -
2005-10-04 2005-10-04 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2005-10-04
2005-09-23 2005-09-23 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-09-03 2005-09-11 DTD 8 7 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2005-08-08 2005-08-10 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2005-06-30 2005-07-17 15-DL 17 13 Left Hand Contusion -
2004-08-30 2004-09-02 DTD 3 2 Neck Spasms -
2003-10-25 2003-10-25 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2003-10-25
2003-07-07 2003-08-01 Minors 25 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-05-30 2003-06-15 Minors 16 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYN $
2015 NYN $8,500,000
2014 COL $11,500,000
2013 COL $10,500,000
2012 COL $10,500,000
2011 MIN $10,500,000
2010 MIN $9,416,667
2009 MIN $7,666,667
2008 MIN $5,916,667
2007 MIN $3,575,000
2006 MIN $1,300,000
2005 MIN $347,500
2004 MIN $307,500
2003 MIN $302,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$80,332,501
13 yrTotal$80,332,501

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 157 dCasey Close2 years/$21M (2015-16)

Details
  • 2 years/$21M (2015-16). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/10/14. 15:$8.5M, 16:$12.5M. Retired 12/11/15.
  • 3 years/$31.5M (2012-14). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/16/11. 12:$10.5M, 13:$10.5M, 14:$10.5M. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All Star selection. 2014 salary may increase by up to $1.5M based on performance (increases $0.5M with 500 plate appearances and active at end of 2013 season).
  • 3 years/$23M (2008-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Minnesota 1/25/08 (avoided arbitration). $2.75M signing bonus. 08:$5M, 09:$6.75M, 10:$8.5M, 11:$10.5M club option, $1M buyout. No-trade protection. Award bonuses. Minnesota exercised 2011 option 11/7/09.
  • 1 year/$3.575M (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $4.25M-$3M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 650 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2006). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $1.5M-$1.1M). $50,000 in performance bonuses: $10,000 for 500 PAs, $12,500 each for 525, 550 PAs, $15,000 for 575 PAs).
  • 1 year/$0.3475M (2005).
  • 1 year/$0.3075M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.3025M (2003).
  • Drafted by Minnesota 1997 (1-9) (Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va.).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)So I have tickets this Sunday to see Conforto and the Binghamton Mets play. Really worried Conforto won't be with the team. What are the chances I get to see him? Are the odds in my favor? Please Sandy, just keep him down until Monday!
(Jeffery from NJ)
40% chance you see him. Depends on if Michael Cuddyer goes on the DL or if they insist on dragging his carcass around. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Cuddyer's first three months with the Mets have been terrible- he's arguably the biggest problem with the team. His paltry hitting has come with a .307 BABIP, no less. At age 36, are witnessing the beginning of a steep decline for him? If you were the Mets, would you prioritize getting a bat like Jay Bruce over a shortstop?
(mattstupp from NYC)
The decline already started prior to this year but was masked somewhat by Coors. The Mets probably should get any kind of hitter they can get. The problem with getting Bruce over an infield is that in addition to a bat they need some stability on offense. Something to keep in mind is that the Mets schedule in July is brutal. There are no gimmies on the schedule, and it's possible they put up a 9-16 month in July. If they do that, forget about buying. They might be selling yet again. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)A lot is being made about Jimmy Nelson the past two days with Breen even saying he heard a scout call him "special". What's his upside? Would you trade Michael Cuddyer and Dustin Ackley in dynasty for him for example?
(OceanBalls from Yes)
I'd trade Ackley for him for sure. Cuddyer a closer call, really depends on need/where you are in contention cycle. He's not special for our purposes. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a redraft league, all things being equal: Michael Cuddyer or Mike Napoli?
(Guancous from Washington DC)
Napoli. Cuddyer ain't gonna hit for a .382 BABIP again, and I think Nap has another 30- homer campaign left in that bat. (Ben Carsley)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Votto's paucity of RBI was a topic of big discussion last year. What should we expect on the RBI front in 2014 and how would you rank him among 1B in a standard 5x5?
(RMR from Cincinnati)
Hey RMR.

All of this depends on whether or not the Reds put someone decent in front of him in the lineup. Votto was virtually the same as he ever was but suffered through Todd Frazier's miserable OPS and a wounded Brandon Phillips most of the year. If Billy Hamilton can get on base at a semi-decent clip/stick, then Votto's RBI opportunities instantly go up. I'm an unashamed, unapologetic Votto lover. In my mixed valuations last year, only Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis, and Michael Cuddyer ranked higher at 1B (not including any non-OF who were 1B eligible). If Miguel Cabrera isn't 1B eligible in your league on Opening Day, Votto's 3rd behind Goldy and Davis. Some of this is just the weakness of the position, some of it is that runs count - and Votto's walks lead to runs - but some of it is that I like valuing skills over stats, particularly since even in a "down" year Votto was still a Top 25 mixed league hitter. I might even put Votto ahead of Davis when I actually sit down and rank these guys in February. (Mike Gianella)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any updates on James Darnell's recovery? If Gyorky is at 2B and Forsythe can work at SS, where does Darnell fit?
(Jon KK from Elkhart, IN)
I'm not sure when Darnell is due to return. As for where he fits in, he is a passable third baseman who can't play anywhere else on the infield. His best-case scenario is Michael Cuddyer's career, but there's a good chance he ends up being a right-handed bat off the bench (sort of like Jesus Guzman), or less. (Geoff Young)
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you sit on this trade Adam Dunn, Mark Trumbo, and Brandon McCarthy for Michael Cuddyer and Martin Prado?
(Jerome from T Hills)
I'll take the first side. (Paul Sporer)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your top undervalued targets for NL only leagues this year?
(Senior from Lost in my mind)
Just had LABR NL this weekend, so I've got a bunch. Not all went for as low as I wanted, but how about: Michael Cuddyer, Lucas Duda, Jon Jay, Marlon Byrd, John Mayberry, Jose Altuve, Ryan Ludwick, Tyler Greene. None are sure things, obviously, but that's the nature of undervalued targets. In general, I think these guys will come cheaper than I'd pay for them (although that wasn't the case for Cuddyer, Duda, Mayberry, Byrd, and Altuve this weekend in a tough LABR crowd). (Derek Carty)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Cuddyer playing over his head because it is a contract year, or is he one of those players who benefits from playing different positions?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Well, I've yet to see a study that shows contract years to have a real impact on performance, but I don't think playing different positions really helps a guy either. That said, I don't Cuddyer's performance is all that unsustainable. Maybe a tick too much power and a bit too much speed, but that's about it. Watch what happens as the trade deadline approaches, though. I wouldn't be surprised to see Cuddyer traded, potentially opening up more playing time for a guy like Ben Revere. That could actually benefit Cuddyer's value, though, moving out of the lowest-scoring offense in the league, out of that park, and potentially to the easier league. (Derek Carty)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)It's slowly dawning on me that Michael Cuddyer's .520 slugging in 2009 was a mirage. Any reason to think otherwise?
(Tom from twin cities)
Well, entering 2009 his career OBP/SLG was .344/.441. And then he went out and got up to .356/.520. I don't know if he's ever going to get back to .500+ but it's weird... I suppose I anchored him with regards to last year because I could have sworn he was always powerful. What's really interesting is this: career up to 2009: .344/.441. 2010: .341/.444. (Eric Seidman)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5654271 Cuddyer was tagged out with his foot on home plate.
(birkem3 from Dayton, OH)
I'll look at the clip after I get done with the chat.

BTW: I predict that Michael Cuddyer will one day work on ESPN. Frankly, he could start tomorrow and be better than John Kruk -- and thatisn't necessarily a dig against Kruk. Cuddyer is a funny, well-spoken dude. (David Laurila)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Ron Gardenhire screwed the Twins? He came out and said that his outfield is Denard Span, Carlos Gomez, and Michael Cuddyer, and that there is no room for Delmon Young in it. That really improves the team's leverage in trade discussions. I'm also interested in your opinion on Young. In Minnesota, it seems like most people hate him (for example, when he didn't get angry about Gardenhire's comments, many are saying that he just doesn't care about anything), but how about an outsider's view?
(russadams from Minnesota)
Ideally you'd certainly like your manager to shut his pie hole about such things, but if it's in the news it was probably being whispered somewhere anyway.

I honestly have no idea what to make of Young yet, beyond the fact that his plate discipline and power are a lot further off than originally thought, and that he's Blind Wily Mo Pena bad in the outfield. Still, he's going on 23 and has the raw tools that made him a top prospect, if perhaps a makeup that's something of a negative. I don't think he's worth dumping for the sake of dumping if I'm the Twins unless he's a truly noxious presence.

Two more and then I've got to run... (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneMichael Cuddyer will work for ESPN some day. For now he is letting his bat do the talking. (David Laurila)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneJust when I was about to post Michael Cuddyer's .146 ISO during the regular season ... CC, Yanks already in 2-0 hole. (Jesse Behr)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameIf you have to try and score Michael Cuddyer on a fly ball 50 feet behind second base, your offense isn't very good.

Terrible job by the Twins. Just terrible. Remember, it was the top of the fifth yesterday when the Tigers wasted their chance to break the game open. This is almost identical. (Joe Sheehan)
 

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