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Portrait of Joe Crede

Joe Crede 3BWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 3377 .254 .304 .444 99 14.1
Birth Date4-26-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age41 years, 9 months, 2 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
2000 CHA 22 7 15 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .357 .333 .429 74 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.0
2001 CHA 23 17 55 11 1 1 0 3 11 1 1 0 .220 .273 .280 70 -1.8 0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2002 CHA 24 53 209 57 10 0 12 8 40 0 0 2 .285 .311 .515 105 2.2 -0.4 -0.3 0.8
2003 CHA 25 151 580 140 31 2 19 32 75 6 1 1 .261 .308 .433 92 -4.0 -1.2 3.7 1.6
2004 CHA 26 144 543 117 25 0 21 34 81 10 1 2 .239 .299 .418 90 -5.6 1.2 -16.4 -0.2
2005 CHA 27 132 471 109 21 0 22 25 66 8 1 1 .252 .303 .454 103 1.9 4.1 4.7 2.6
2006 CHA 28 150 586 154 31 0 30 28 58 7 0 2 .283 .323 .506 111 11.0 -2.7 18.2 4.5
2007 CHA 29 47 178 36 5 0 4 10 24 0 0 1 .216 .258 .317 83 -3.1 0.0 3.4 0.6
2008 CHA 30 97 373 83 18 1 17 30 45 4 0 3 .248 .314 .460 111 5.8 -2.6 10.3 2.6
2009 MIN 31 90 367 75 16 1 15 29 56 2 0 0 .225 .289 .414 100 1.0 -0.4 4.3 1.7
Career8883377787159514019945938412.254.304.444996.7-2.226.714.1

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
1997 HIC A SAL 0 431 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WNS A+ CRL 0 557 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIR AA SOU 0 314 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHA MLB AL 7 15 .263 .332 .422 .417 91 0.4 0.5 0.1 74 14 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
2000 BIR AA SOU 0 604 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHA MLB AL 17 55 .272 .338 .463 .275 103 -4.1 1.6 0.2 70 13 -1.3 0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2001 CHR AAA INT 124 520 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB AL 53 209 .266 .329 .424 .302 102 4.8 6.0 0.8 105 16 -0.3 -0.4 2.2 0.8
2002 CHR AAA INT 95 396 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB AL 151 580 .269 .328 .431 .271 100 -6.4 15.8 2.3 92 9 3.7 -1.2 -4.0 1.6
2004 CHA MLB AL 144 543 .273 .335 .441 .244 106 -11.9 16.2 2.2 90 8 -16.4 1.2 -5.6 -0.2
2005 CHA MLB AL 132 471 .264 .325 .421 .250 102 -2.8 13.5 1.8 103 8 4.7 4.1 1.9 2.6
2006 CHA MLB AL 150 586 .274 .335 .437 .268 111 0.6 17.6 2.4 111 9 18.2 -2.7 11.0 4.5
2007 CHA MLB AL 47 178 .261 .325 .410 .229 99 -10.6 5.3 0.6 83 10 3.4 0.0 -3.1 0.6
2008 CHA MLB AL 97 373 .269 .334 .423 .238 105 0.3 10.8 1.5 111 8 10.3 -2.6 5.8 2.6
2008 CHR AAA INT 5 16 .269 .332 .426 .154 93 -3.7 0.5 0.1 36 0 1.6 0.0 -1.4 0.1
2009 MIN MLB AL 90 367 .266 .331 .421 .226 103 -3.5 10.6 1.2 100 7 4.3 -0.4 1.0 1.7

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
1997 HIC A SAL 431 402 45 109 25 0 5 149 62 24 83 3 1 .271 .320 .371 .100 0 0
1998 WNS A+ CRL 557 492 92 155 32 3 20 253 88 53 98 9 7 .315 .395 .514 .199 0 0
1999 BIR AA SOU 314 291 37 73 14 1 4 101 42 22 47 2 6 .251 .306 .347 .096 0 0
2000 BIR AA SOU 604 533 84 163 35 0 21 261 94 56 111 3 4 .306 .387 .490 .184 0 0
2000 CHA MLB AL 15 14 2 5 1 0 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 .357 .333 .429 .071 1 0
2001 CHR AAA INT 520 463 67 128 34 1 17 215 65 46 88 2 1 .276 .350 .464 .188 1 1
2001 CHA MLB AL 55 50 1 11 1 1 0 14 7 3 11 1 0 .220 .273 .280 .060 1 0
2002 CHR AAA INT 396 359 57 112 21 0 24 205 65 26 48 0 1 .312 .365 .571 .259 0 0
2002 CHA MLB AL 209 200 28 57 10 0 12 103 35 8 40 0 2 .285 .311 .515 .230 1 0
2003 CHA MLB AL 580 536 68 140 31 2 19 232 75 32 75 1 1 .261 .308 .433 .172 4 2
2004 CHA MLB AL 543 490 67 117 25 0 21 205 69 34 81 1 2 .239 .299 .418 .180 5 4
2005 CHA MLB AL 471 432 54 109 21 0 22 196 62 25 66 1 1 .252 .303 .454 .201 4 2
2006 CHA MLB AL 586 544 76 154 31 0 30 275 94 28 58 0 2 .283 .323 .506 .222 7 0
2007 CHA MLB AL 178 167 13 36 5 0 4 53 22 10 24 0 1 .216 .258 .317 .102 1 0
2008 CHA MLB AL 373 335 41 83 18 1 17 154 55 30 45 0 3 .248 .314 .460 .212 4 0
2008 CHR AAA INT 16 16 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2009 MIN MLB AL 367 333 42 75 16 1 15 138 48 29 56 0 0 .225 .289 .414 .189 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1325 0.5117 0.5313 0.8125 0.7448 0.3076 0.8574 0.6985 0.1875 -0.0037
2009 1326 0.4947 0.5234 0.7911 0.7119 0.3388 0.8544 0.6608 0.2089 -0.0031
Career26510.50320.52730.80180.72830.32320.85590.67960.1982-0.0034

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
2009-09-14 2009-10-12 DTD 28 20 Low Back Surgery Disc Injury 2009-09-25
2009-08-22 2009-09-08 15-DL 17 15 Low Back Strain -
2009-08-07 2009-08-12 DTD 5 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation AC Joint -
2009-07-22 2009-07-28 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2009-07-19 2009-07-21 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2009-06-29 2009-06-30 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2009-06-14 2009-06-16 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2009-06-09 2009-06-09 DTD 0 0 Left Forearm Contusion -
2009-06-08 2009-06-09 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2009-06-01 2009-06-03 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion -
2009-05-25 2009-05-28 DTD 3 3 Right Hand Contusion -
2009-05-16 2009-05-18 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2009-05-08 2009-05-12 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-05-06 2009-05-07 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2009-03-10 2009-03-28 Camp 18 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2008-09-03 2008-10-07 DTD 34 25 Low Back Soreness -
2008-07-22 2008-08-25 15-DL 34 31 Low Back Inflammation -
2008-07-02 2008-07-02 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2008-06-23 2008-06-26 DTD 3 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2008-06-05 2008-06-06 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Contusion -
2008-05-05 2008-05-06 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Migraine -
2008-03-27 2008-03-31 Camp 4 0 Left Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-02-21 2008-02-21 Camp 0 0 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2007-06-05 2007-10-01 60-DL 118 109 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-06-12
2007-05-21 2007-05-25 DTD 4 3 Low Back Soreness -
2007-05-17 2007-05-19 DTD 2 2 Face Contusion HBP -
2006-09-07 2006-09-10 DTD 3 3 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-08-06 2006-08-07 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2006-07-15 2006-07-16 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion HBP -
2006-07-04 2006-07-04 DTD 0 0 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2006-06-09 2006-06-11 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2006-04-05 2006-04-07 DTD 2 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2005-08-26 2005-09-10 15-DL 15 16 Right Fingers Stress Fracture Tip of Middle Finger -
2005-07-15 2005-07-16 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness Herniated Disc -
2005-07-09 2005-07-14 DTD 5 2 Low Back Tightness -
2005-07-06 2005-07-08 DTD 2 1 Low Back Spasms -
2005-04-26 2005-04-26 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Soreness -
2005-03-31 2005-04-01 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2004-08-15 2004-08-17 DTD 2 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2004-06-20 2004-06-21 DTD 1 1 Forearm Contusion HBP -
2004-04-29 2004-05-01 DTD 2 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2003-08-18 2003-08-21 DTD 3 3 Left Soreness -
2003-05-21 2003-05-23 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 MIN $2,500,000
2008 CHA $5,100,000
2007 CHA $4,940,000
2006 CHA $2,675,000
2005 CHA $400,000
2004 CHA $340,000
2003 CHA $315,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$16,270,000
7 yrTotal$16,270,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 124 dScott Boras1 year/$2.5M (2009)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/19/11 (minor-league contract) (did not report).
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2009). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/21/09. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 PAs. Award bonus.
  • 1 year/$5.1M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 PAs. Award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$4.94M (2007). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.675M (2006). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $60,000 for 500 PAs. $70,000 each for 525, 550 PAs. Award bonus: $15,000 for Silver Slugger.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2005). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/05.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2004). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.315M (2003).
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 1996 (5-137) (Fatima HS, Westphalia, Mo.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any free agents with solid fantasy value out there? Jermaine Dye, Elijah Dukes, Pedro, am I forgetting somebody?
(dangor from New York)
John Smoltz, at least as a reliever, is somebody who can help if he's so inclined, though I guess he's content to go the broadcast route for the moment. A healthy Jarrod Washburn can certainly sponge up a useful number of innings. David Weathers is a handy reliever to have around even at his age. Carlos Delgado might still have something left once he recovers from hip surgery. Gary Sheffield is still a badass who can be a useful bench bat if so inclined, and Joe Crede can pick it at the hot corner if his back is right. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)At this point, Jason Pridie is the Twins' extra outfielder. If they sign someone, who would be a good fit? I'm hoping it's not Darin Erstad, who has Gardenhire written all over him.
(russadams from Baffin Bay)
I'd be more afraid of Podsednik (on a self-avenging deal aimed at his former employers, a la Joe Crede), or Reed Johnson as a right-handed bat they could use all three outfield positions, and an overly imaginative reputation for speed and value in center. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bill Smith says he expects that Ron Gardenhire will keep Nick Punto in the lineup somewhere. This guy is supposed to be Gardenhire's boss. Can't he make him see sense? I'm tired of this cycle where Punto is handed an opening day job, fails miserably, gets replaced by even worse players, gets the job back for the last month, hits decently, and gets a job again the next year. And since it also seems that the Twins are considering bringing back Joe Crede at third or Orlando Cabrera at second (in order to keep Punto somewhere), which is the better alternative? Finally, wouldn't someone like Felipe Lopez be great for the Twins?
(russadams from Target Center)
I'm not sure Nick Punto is so much the problem as an inability to put real players at third base and left field is the problem. If Punto can bat ninth, hit what he hits and play plus defense, he's an acceptable solution on a team with seven or eight actual hitters. Punto is better, relative to his position, than Delmon Young or the collective nightmare at third base or what Alexi Casilla (who I like) did this year. Focusing on him and not those problems is a mistake.

Lopez is a good player who brings more offense than defense, and that's always been a good path to the bench in Minnesota. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Christina, As a Twins fan, I was wondering if Joe Crede was the right man to acquire to fix the Twins problems at third base, and could we have gotten a better offensive shortstop who played the same good defense as Nick Punto?
(twinkies25 from MN)
I guess I have issues on this one, in that I sort of like the idea of putting Crede within the division to take his chance at putting the hurt on his former ballclub, and because a healthy Crede is an adequate source of right-handed power at the tail end of a lineup, not to mention a plus defender at the hot corner. The problem is that, by being a Twin, he becomes one of their perceived major power sources as a matter of their selection bias for a few too many powerless options.

The Punto quandary is a bit more complicated, in that there's a well thought-out group that says Punto's terrible when he's more than a utilityman, but Punto's pretty good when he's your top infield reserve. It might have been nice to go after Orlando Cabrera, but there really weren't that many options at short available on the market, and I'd rather still have Punto than, say, taking another spin with Adam Everett. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Joe Crede? I figure there's a chance that he'll perform better than Buscher/Harris, and if/when he gets hurt or sucks, Buscher/Harris is still there and all the team lost is a couple million dollars. On the other hand, Gardenhire loves crappy players, especially when they are veterans who can play defense, so there's no guarantee he'll come out of the lineup no matter how bad he is.
(russadams from St. Paul, MN)
I think the Twins can't help themselves sometimes. Year in and year out, they bring in no-upside veterans, usually good with the glove and with lousy OBPs. Then they wonder why they missed the playoffs again. Crede almost works in a Garret Anderson, the-other-guys-might-be-worse sense, but that's the nicest thing I can say about the deal. Was there really no way to trade anything for Hank Blalock? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK Steven, it's over. If you're Brian Cashman, what is your five-point-plan for the off-season?
(Joe from Washington, DC)
1. Take the Phillies job after the Steinbrenners keep me dangling as punishment for this season's results.
2. Find a comfortable home in the Philadelphia suburbs, maybe on the Jersey side of the Delaware.
3. Spend a lot of time thinking about whether to re-sign Pat Burrell.
4. Address the team's longstanding third base problems; try not to confuse Joe Crede with nostalgic feelings for Scott Brosius.
5. Take Joe Torre out for cheesesteaks when the Dodgers visit. (Steven Goldman)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, as a Sox fan I would love to see Huston Street on the Southside, but what on Earth do we have to trade for him? Nothing, thanks Kenny.
(Doug from Chicago)
Josh Fields is being brought up in that context, and that doesn't sound so terrible to this A's fan. Yes, it's a weakly-stocked system, but if you decide to plan on using some of your playoff revenue to re-sign Joe Crede, Fields is just a prospect on the hoof waiting to be converted into something you can use. Given this team's core, no time like the present. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox: Fluke or for real?
(Izzy from DC)
I'm not a huge believer in the White Sox, but it's clear that at least in the early going, two things are going very right. First, you've got the bouncebacks from Joe Crede and Carlos Quentin that have helped resurrect that offense while marginalizing some rather unproductive players. Second, them Gavin Floyd and John Danks appearing to have finally put it together. These were well-regarded pitching prospects who've taken a long time to live up to their billing, but with a good coach like Don Cooper it shouldn't be terribly surprising to see them make the kind of nonlinear jumps that pitchers do when they finally Get It Together. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)A question about back injuries, specifically herniated discs. Being someone who had a microdiscectomy and laminectomy in mid 2007, I have NO idea how players like Joe Crede could possibly be thought to be close to 100%. Admittedly, I'm a 'weekend warrior' when it comes to athletics, but also am a known gym nut who concentrates on flexibility - almost nine months later and I still am super cognizant of the surgery. Thoughts?
(Silv from (NY, NY))
You don't have Herm Schneider working with you, a contract that relies on your health, or the athletic base (I'm guessing ... few do.) 100% is a high standard and I'm sure Crede is as cognizant of it as you are. Doesn't mean he can't play and play well, though he's certainly risky. (Will Carroll)


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