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Willie Harris 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 2815 .238 .327 .346 83 3.5
Birth Date6-22-1978
Height5' 9"
Weight195 lbs
Age41 years, 5 months, 13 days
BatsL
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
2001 BAL 23 9 25 3 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .125 .125 .167 53 -1.4 0.8 -0.2 0.0
2002 CHA 24 49 177 38 4 0 2 9 21 0 8 0 .233 .270 .294 58 -8.4 1.0 0.7 -0.2
2003 CHA 25 79 150 28 3 1 0 10 28 0 12 2 .204 .259 .241 55 -7.9 1.0 1.9 -0.1
2004 CHA 26 129 471 107 15 2 2 51 79 1 19 7 .262 .343 .323 76 -13.6 6.1 -1.1 0.5
2005 CHA 27 56 139 31 2 1 1 13 25 1 10 3 .256 .333 .314 75 -4.0 1.2 0.3 0.1
2006 BOS 28 47 52 7 2 0 0 4 11 2 6 3 .156 .250 .200 58 -2.6 1.3 1.3 0.2
2007 ATL 29 117 391 93 20 8 2 40 71 3 17 11 .270 .349 .392 91 -3.1 -1.1 1.7 0.7
2008 WAS 30 140 424 92 14 4 13 50 66 3 13 3 .251 .344 .417 102 2.0 2.0 6.6 2.1
2009 WAS 31 137 393 76 18 6 7 57 62 9 11 4 .235 .364 .393 98 0.1 -2.2 -4.6 0.5
2010 WAS 32 132 262 41 6 2 10 33 60 2 5 2 .183 .291 .362 89 -3.1 1.2 -3.8 0.0
2011 NYN 33 126 283 59 11 0 2 36 62 4 5 4 .246 .351 .317 80 -6.2 -0.9 -2.0 -0.3
2012 CIN 34 25 48 5 4 0 0 3 8 0 1 1 .114 .170 .205 58 -2.3 -0.4 0.4 -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
1999 DEL A SAL 0 293 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BLU Rk APL 0 26 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DEL A SAL 0 572 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BAL MLB AL 9 25 .226 .286 .349 .176 89 -3.7 0.7 0.1 53 11 -0.2 0.8 -1.4 0.0
2001 BOW AA EAS 133 590 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHA MLB AL 49 177 .272 .336 .435 .254 102 -13 5.1 -0.2 58 11 0.7 1.0 -8.4 -0.2
2002 CHR AAA INT 89 404 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB AL 79 150 .260 .324 .408 .257 99 -10.2 4.1 0.2 55 14 1.9 1.0 -7.9 -0.1
2003 CHR AAA INT 28 118 .000 .000 .000 .427 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB AL 129 471 .274 .337 .442 .317 106 -11.9 14.0 -0.2 76 7 -1.1 6.1 -13.6 0.5
2005 CHA MLB AL 56 139 .264 .326 .414 .316 103 -2.8 4.0 -0.2 75 14 0.3 1.2 -4.0 0.1
2005 CHR AAA INT 28 129 .266 .337 .417 .329 111 1.7 2.6 -0.1 106 0 -1.9 1.2 1.2 0.3
2006 BOS MLB AL 47 52 .272 .340 .424 .200 107 -4.9 1.6 0 58 14 1.3 1.3 -2.6 0.2
2006 PAW AAA INT 60 253 .253 .319 .389 .256 100 -4 7.2 -0.5 88 0 0.1 1.9 -3.1 0.6
2007 ATL MLB NL 117 391 .262 .329 .421 .332 100 0.6 11.6 -2 91 12 1.7 -1.1 -3.1 0.7
2007 RIC AAA INT 17 70 .268 .340 .393 .392 94 5.2 1.3 -0.1 165 0 -0.2 2.1 5.3 0.8
2008 WAS MLB NL 140 424 .261 .329 .412 .273 96 3.9 12.2 -1.5 102 9 6.6 2.0 2.0 2.1
2009 WAS MLB NL 137 393 .260 .330 .410 .271 96 5.3 11.3 0.1 98 9 -4.6 -2.2 0.1 0.5
2009 SYR AAA INT 5 21 .267 .335 .410 .267 105 -1 0.6 0 82 0 0.3 -0.9 -0.3 0.0
2010 WAS MLB NL 132 262 .250 .320 .384 .199 93 -5.4 7.2 -1.7 89 13 -3.8 1.2 -3.1 0.0
2011 NYN MLB NL 126 283 .250 .311 .389 .320 96 -1.4 7.6 -1 80 10 -2.0 -0.9 -6.2 -0.3
2012 CIN MLB NL 25 48 .262 .324 .406 .139 99 -5.3 1.3 -0.1 58 8 0.4 -0.4 -2.3 -0.1
2012 LOU AAA INT 74 279 .255 .325 .392 .269 103 -10.5 8.3 -1 69 0 3.0 -1.0 -8.5 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
1999 BLU Rk APL 26 22 3 6 1 0 0 7 3 4 2 1 0 .273 .385 .318 .045 0 0
1999 DEL A SAL 293 272 42 72 13 3 2 97 32 20 41 17 11 .265 .317 .357 .092 0 0
2000 DEL A SAL 572 474 106 130 27 10 6 195 60 89 89 38 15 .274 .399 .411 .137 0 0
2001 BOW AA EAS 590 525 83 160 27 4 9 222 49 46 71 54 16 .305 .360 .423 .118 10 10
2001 BAL MLB AL 25 24 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 0 .125 .125 .167 .042 0 1
2002 CHA MLB AL 177 163 14 38 4 0 2 48 12 9 21 8 0 .233 .270 .294 .061 2 3
2002 CHR AAA INT 404 360 54 102 16 5 5 143 33 33 61 32 14 .283 .341 .397 .114 7 7
2003 CHA MLB AL 150 137 19 28 3 1 0 33 5 10 28 12 2 .204 .259 .241 .036 0 3
2003 CHR AAA INT 118 100 22 38 6 1 6 64 13 17 20 9 3 .380 .466 .640 .260 1 1
2004 CHA MLB AL 471 409 68 107 15 2 2 132 27 51 79 19 7 .262 .343 .323 .061 3 7
2005 CHR AAA INT 129 109 21 29 11 1 1 45 10 16 27 10 2 .266 .349 .413 .147 4 4
2005 CHA MLB AL 139 121 17 31 2 1 1 38 8 13 25 10 3 .256 .333 .314 .058 0 4
2006 BOS MLB AL 52 45 17 7 2 0 0 9 1 4 11 6 3 .156 .250 .200 .044 1 0
2006 PAW AAA INT 253 218 32 48 6 1 8 80 17 29 56 11 3 .220 .317 .367 .147 2 2
2007 RIC AAA INT 70 58 17 21 7 2 1 35 7 8 6 7 3 .362 .464 .603 .241 0 0
2007 ATL MLB NL 391 344 56 93 20 8 2 135 32 40 71 17 11 .270 .349 .392 .122 3 1
2008 WAS MLB NL 424 367 58 92 14 4 13 153 43 50 66 13 3 .251 .344 .417 .166 1 3
2009 WAS MLB NL 393 323 47 76 18 6 7 127 27 57 62 11 4 .235 .364 .393 .158 1 3
2009 SYR AAA INT 21 18 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 2 3 0 1 .222 .333 .278 .056 0 0
2010 WAS MLB NL 262 224 25 41 6 2 10 81 32 33 60 5 2 .183 .291 .362 .179 2 1
2011 NYN MLB NL 283 240 36 59 11 0 2 76 23 36 62 5 4 .246 .351 .317 .071 2 1
2012 LOU AAA INT 279 250 22 56 13 0 3 78 20 23 52 4 3 .224 .295 .312 .088 2 1
2012 CIN MLB NL 48 44 5 5 4 0 0 9 2 3 8 1 1 .114 .170 .205 .091 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1597 0.4984 0.3813 0.7980 0.5452 0.2185 0.8618 0.6400 0.2020 -0.0087
2009 1678 0.5137 0.3635 0.8393 0.5162 0.2022 0.8876 0.7091 0.1607 -0.0106
2010 1089 0.4949 0.3829 0.7770 0.5826 0.1873 0.8376 0.5922 0.2230 0.0029
2011 1120 0.4750 0.3848 0.7912 0.5846 0.2041 0.8682 0.5917 0.2088 -0.0070
2012 150 0.5467 0.4933 0.7838 0.6585 0.2941 0.8333 0.6500 0.2162 -0.0019
Career56340.49890.38000.80450.55460.20680.86530.64200.1955-0.0065

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
2011-03-09 2011-03-10 Camp 1 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2010-04-25 2010-04-26 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2009-10-04 2009-10-05 DTD 1 1 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-04-13 2009-04-28 15-DL 15 12 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-03-06 2009-03-10 Camp 4 0 Left Hip Contusion Hip Pointer -
2007-08-04 2007-08-04 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Soreness Diving Catch -
2004-05-20 2004-05-23 DTD 3 3 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2003-05-22 2003-06-16 15-DL 25 22 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2003-05-19 2003-05-21 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2003-05-17 2003-05-18 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CIN $800,000
2011 NYN $800,000
2010 WAS $1,500,000
2009 WAS $1,500,000
2008 WAS $800,000
2006 BOS $650,000
2005 CHA $365,000
2004 CHA $318,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$6,733,500
8 yrTotal$6,733,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 140 dDaryl Buford1 year/$0.8M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/25/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Contract purchased by Cincinnati 4/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 5/7/12. Contract purchased by Cincinnati 6/15/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/16/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by NY Mets 3/29/11.
  • 2 years/$3M (2009-10). Signed extension with Washington 12/12/08. 09:$1.5M, 10:$1.5M.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2008). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/13/07.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Atlanta 4/24/07. DFA 12/4/07. Non-tendered 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2006). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 4/06. DFA, sent outright to AAA 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2005). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/05. Recalled 8/05. Non-tendered 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3185M (2004). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/04.
  • Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Baltimore 1/02.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 1999 (24-727) (Kennesaw State).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Miguel Cairo comes off the DL for the Reds today. Fans are pessimistically expecting them to send Todd Frazier down instead of DFAing Willie Harris. Cause for concern?
(Hobart from Washington, DC)
I'd buy it if the stat lines were reversed. As is, I think Frazier stays. Everyone can joke about Dusty Baker's love of veterans, but he'll play young players if they produce, and Frazier is doing just that right now. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Willie Harris has had a fantastic start for the Mets - is there any chance it's for real, and the Mets have found something?
(jhp228 from Forest Hills)
I've always rooted for Willie, and after five years doing a convincing impression of a non-hitter, from 2007-2009 he hit well enough (.252/.352/.401) to have value as a multi-position sub. At 33, though, I'm afraid that's all that he is. Maybe the Mets capture some fluke one-year explosion, but I very much doubt that will be the case. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nats now have a gaping hole in right field with some 'meh' options - move Dunn back to the OF (who's gonna play first), move Kennedy out there and let Desmond start, play Mike Morse, play Willie Harris, sign Dye... what do you think they should do?
(Charlie from Bethesda)
It seems Maxwell is their first option in right but signing Dye is definitely a possibility. Somehow, someway, Willie Harris will work his way into the picture because he produces everytime he ever gets a chance to play. (John Perrotto)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jermaine Dye had an off-year after a good 2008. Most in the Nats Constituency seem averse to adding Dye to replace Dukes. Do you think Dye has another good year left, at least one better than Maxwell, Bernadina or Willie Harris could provide this year?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
I sort of like the idea of adding Dye to the mix. Whether it's because I don't think Harris or Bernadina should be everyday players in a corner, or because Maxwell's ability to stay healthy is far from a sure thing, or that a multi-month spin with Dye might get his career back in gear and yield something of value at the deadline... I like it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-12-04 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who's the best option for the Reds to sign or trade for in left field: Milton Bradley, Jermaine Dye, Willie Harris, Delmon Young, or someone else?
(Mister Redlegs from Athens, GA)
I have a thing somewhere half-written...five FAs I wouldn't sign...Bradley's on the list. He's not durable, doesn't/can't really play the OF any longer, coming off a peak season. He was a good player at bouncing-around prices; at some 3/35 price, I'd pass. What about moving Encarnacion out there and getting a third baseman instead? Edwin's defense is that bad, no? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Big logjam in the middle infield for the Nats and it appears Trader Jim's having trouble finding a taker for Lopez. What do you think will happen?
(macman from DC)
I'm not sure "big logjam" is the term I'd use, but "corpse-choked gully" would be too cruel. We're talking Ronnie Belliard and Cristian Guzman, and I wouldn't want to bank on either. The real problem is that Lopez really isn't much of a shortstop, so any proposition of using him again as the swing middle infielder to cover for whichever starter breaks first runs up against that. Teams looking for a shortstop (like the Orioles) shouldn't put too much value on Lopez, and haven't.

I guess I don't see the depth, in case they deal Lopez. Pete Orr? Willie Harris? We're talking second base types who can't really play short either. Aaron Boone can't really play third. It makes for a potentially oddly disjointed bench. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAfter Halladay struck out Willie Harris on a pitch a foot outside, Ryan Zimmerman launches one that just misses going out, chases Morgan home with a double. This is exciting stuff. (Steven Goldman, Blossoming Nats Fan)
 

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