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Portrait of Ron Coomer

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 3238 .274 .313 .421 89 1.7
Birth Date11-18-1966
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age52 years, 8 months, 1 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
1995 MIN 28 37 111 26 3 1 5 9 11 1 0 1 .257 .324 .455 99 0.3 -0.6 -0.9 0.1
1996 MIN 29 95 253 69 12 1 12 17 24 0 3 0 .296 .340 .511 110 4.5 -0.2 0.1 0.8
1997 MIN 30 140 550 156 30 2 13 22 91 0 4 3 .298 .324 .438 95 -1.0 -0.9 -5.4 0.9
1998 MIN 31 137 555 146 22 1 15 18 72 0 2 2 .276 .295 .406 84 -10.1 -3.3 -2.9 -0.4
1999 MIN 32 127 501 123 25 1 16 30 69 1 2 1 .263 .307 .424 86 -7.4 -0.7 8.4 0.9
2000 MIN 33 140 589 147 29 1 16 36 50 4 2 0 .270 .317 .415 87 -7.2 1.0 -3.1 -0.2
2001 CHN 34 111 386 91 19 1 8 29 70 2 0 0 .261 .316 .390 82 -7.0 -1.5 -5.8 -0.3
2002 NYA 35 55 156 39 7 0 3 6 23 0 0 0 .264 .290 .372 82 -2.9 -1.3 -1.4 -0.2
2003 LAN 36 69 137 30 4 0 4 10 19 1 0 0 .240 .299 .368 89 -1.4 -1.0 1.6 0.2
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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
1987 MDF A- NWN 45 188 .000 .000 .000 .393 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MOD A+ CLF 131 566 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 MAD A MDW 61 247 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 HUN AA SOU 66 223 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BIR AA SOU 137 579 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 VAN AAA PCL 86 285 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BIR AA SOU 69 279 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NAS AAA AA 59 225 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ABQ AAA PCL 127 570 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB AL 37 111 .274 .344 .433 .247 103 -3 3.3 -1.2 99 18 -0.9 -0.6 0.3 0.1
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 85 347 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MIN MLB AL 95 253 .281 .351 .445 .285 103 3.6 7.8 -3.4 110 13 0.1 -0.2 4.5 0.8
1997 MIN MLB AL 140 550 .268 .335 .419 .337 97 1.1 15.2 1.2 95 10 -5.4 -0.9 -1.0 0.9
1998 MIN MLB AL 137 555 .270 .334 .426 .291 100 -12.2 15.1 -3.2 84 8 -2.9 -3.3 -10.1 -0.4
1999 MIN MLB AL 127 501 .276 .347 .439 .278 99 -12.6 14.0 -5.2 86 11 8.4 -0.7 -7.4 0.9
2000 MIN MLB AL 140 589 .275 .345 .442 .271 87 -4.7 18.6 -11.4 87 9 -3.1 1.0 -7.2 -0.2
2001 CHN MLB NL 111 386 .264 .332 .434 .300 100 -10.9 11.5 -0.3 82 11 -5.8 -1.5 -7.0 -0.3
2001 IOW AAA PCL 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYA MLB AL 55 156 .262 .325 .404 .293 95 -6.1 4.5 -0.9 82 15 -1.4 -1.3 -2.9 -0.2
2003 LAN MLB NL 69 137 .263 .330 .424 .252 90 -4.8 3.6 -1.3 89 10 1.6 -1.0 -1.4 0.2
2003 VRO A+ FSL 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .556 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1987 MDF A- NWN 188 168 23 58 10 2 1 75 26 19 22 1 1 .345 .412 .446 .101 0 0
1988 MOD A+ CLF 566 495 67 138 23 2 17 216 85 60 88 2 6 .279 .358 .436 .158 3 3
1989 MAD A MDW 247 216 28 69 15 0 4 96 28 30 34 0 1 .319 .402 .444 .125 0 0
1990 HUN AA SOU 223 194 22 43 7 0 3 59 27 21 40 3 1 .222 .295 .304 .082 4 4
1991 BIR AA SOU 579 505 81 129 27 5 13 205 76 59 78 0 3 .255 .331 .406 .150 6 6
1992 VAN AAA PCL 285 262 29 62 10 0 9 99 40 16 36 3 0 .237 .278 .378 .141 3 3
1993 NAS AAA AA 225 211 34 66 19 0 13 124 51 10 29 1 2 .313 .347 .588 .275 0 0
1993 BIR AA SOU 279 262 44 85 18 0 13 142 50 15 43 1 1 .324 .361 .542 .218 0 0
1994 ABQ AAA PCL 570 535 89 181 34 6 22 293 123 26 62 4 3 .338 .371 .548 .209 0 0
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 347 323 54 104 23 2 16 179 76 18 28 5 2 .322 .362 .554 .232 0 0
1995 MIN MLB AL 111 101 15 26 3 1 5 46 19 9 11 0 1 .257 .324 .455 .198 0 0
1996 MIN MLB AL 253 233 34 69 12 1 12 119 41 17 24 3 0 .296 .340 .511 .215 3 0
1997 MIN MLB AL 550 523 63 156 30 2 13 229 85 22 91 4 3 .298 .324 .438 .140 5 0
1998 MIN MLB AL 555 529 54 146 22 1 15 215 72 18 72 2 2 .276 .295 .406 .130 8 0
1999 MIN MLB AL 501 467 53 123 25 1 16 198 65 30 69 2 1 .263 .307 .424 .161 3 0
2000 MIN MLB AL 589 544 64 147 29 1 16 226 82 36 50 2 0 .270 .317 .415 .145 5 0
2001 CHN MLB NL 386 349 25 91 19 1 8 136 53 29 70 0 0 .261 .316 .390 .129 6 0
2001 IOW AAA PCL 13 12 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 .333 .385 .333 .000 0 0
2002 NYA MLB AL 156 148 14 39 7 0 3 55 17 6 23 0 0 .264 .290 .372 .108 1 1
2003 VRO A+ FSL 11 10 1 5 1 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .600 .100 0 0
2003 LAN MLB NL 137 125 11 30 4 0 4 46 15 10 19 0 0 .240 .299 .368 .128 1 0

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
2003-07-08 2003-08-05 15-DL 28 23 Face Sprain TMJ -
2002-06-22 2002-07-03 DTD 11 9 - Back Spasms - -
2001-09-21 2001-10-08 DTD 17 16 Left Knee Surgery Bone Chip 2001-09-27 -
2001-05-25 2001-05-28 DTD 3 2 Left Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
2001-04-03 2001-04-25 15-DL 22 18 Left Knee Surgery Medial Meniscus 2001-04-05 -
2000-09-25 2000-10-02 DTD 7 7 Right Elbow Soreness -
2000-09-18 2000-09-20 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2000-09-14 2000-09-16 DTD 2 1 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2000-07-16 2000-07-18 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2000-06-19 2000-06-21 DTD 2 1 Right Foot Surgery 2000-06-18 -
1999-09-26 1999-10-04 DTD 8 8 Left Knee Contusion Cartilage - -
1999-04-20 1999-04-23 DTD 3 3 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1998-06-25 1998-06-30 DTD 5 4 - Neck Disk Injury - -
1998-06-09 1998-06-10 DTD 1 1 - Neck Soreness - -
1998-04-20 1998-04-21 DTD 1 1 - Fracture Foul Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 NYA $750,000
2001 CHN $1,100,000
2000 MIN $1,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$3,350,000
3 yrTotal$3,350,000

 

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 We're just as shocked to find out that Ron Coomer is still in baseball as you are right now.
2003 Coomer isnít really that much better than Scott Seabol or the Coolbaugh du jour. He canít really play third anymore, and heís not the platoon masher and caddy that the Yankees could really use for Ventura or Nick Johnson. Theyíve signed Todd Zeile to fill the role. Coomer is better off as a spare part in the NL, but the Yankees inexplicably offered him arbitration.
2002 As easy as it is to bash the Cubs, remember that they did put Coomer into a role for which heís well suited, which is backup corner infielder. When Bill Mueller broke down, Coomer provided the Cubs with everything they could have expected, offensively and defensively. Could they have gotten similar quality from somebody like Kevin Orie or Cole Liniak or Chris Snopek? Probably, but a lack of confidence in a player can be just as debilitating as a lack of talent. The Cubs wanted safety, security, and mediocrity. They got it.
2001 Is there anyone who loves being a Twin as much as Ron Coomer? He makes no bones about his wanting to stay. He had surgery on his foot last year and was playing four days later. He should never get 500 at-bats again, especially not hitting cleanup. As a pinch hitter, defensive replacement, and spot starter at either corner, heíll be helpful, and the Twins will be better. He's signed a one-year deal with the Cubs.
2000 The Twinsí token All-Star and a guy to root for. Not everybody has to spend nearly six years kicking around the Southern and Pacific Coast leagues. Heís stretched as a regular at either corner, but he can still be a valuable pinch-hitter and platoon partner once the Twins decide which kids will win the jobs at first base and DH. While that projection looks optimistic, if Coomer plays less often against right-handed pitching, his performance will improve.
1999 An excellent example of a player who would be an excellent spare part, a real contributor to a championship team, but whose value disappears as a regular. Coomer hits left-handers very well and plays an acceptable third base. At 250 at-bats and $1,000,000, he's a good player. At 500 at-bats and more money, he's not. He could fall off a cliff any minute now, but until he does, a great platoon partner for Koskie at third base or Mientkiewicz at DH.
1998 Destroyed left-handers (.415 BA) but his expanded role resulted in an overall wash, as he posted a .671 OPS vs. right-handers. Drew four unintentional walks in his last 52 games. Remains an important spare part, but he should never again get 523 at-bats in a major-league season. Vlad seems to like his power.
1997 Coomer has turned out to be an extremely useful spare part for a Twins team thatís becoming heavy in left-handed hitters, because he crushes left-handed pitching. A line drive hitter who can play either infield corner, Coomer also put in a shaky 17 starts in right field. Think Mickey Hatcher with power and a legitimate ability to handle third.
1996  More of a line drive hitter than all-or-nothing flyout or slug type, Coomer is a natural platoon mate for Stahoviak at either first or third, depending on what happens with plans to have Molitor play the field and which corner David Hollins mans.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins are always resistant to change but surely something must be brewing. They are looking like a lock at losing 100 this year. I'm starting to miss the days of Ron Coomer and Denny Hocking.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
Uh oh. I broke the chat format... Really sorry guys. Is it all elongated and messed up for you all? (Sam Miller)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)I still remember when Ron Coomer was the Twins best player so why I am disappointed that they win 83 games every year?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
I blame the ghost of Cal Griffith. Maybe the organization has its own line of secret in-house successories, say, plaques that say "Timidly Strive for Complete Adequacy!" (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do I keep reading about how much trouble the Yankees are in? Hasn't this been the story for three years running now? Slow start, fast finish. Do you see anything to make you think this year will be different from 2005-2007?
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
Yes. Everybody in the lineup, including Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada is a year older, and with the exception of Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano, they're a year further away from their statistical primes, to say nothing about the fact that Cano looks pretty lost right now. The bench is weak even for a team that's done poorly in that area in the recent past. Seriously, I'd take Chili Davis, Darryl Strawberry, Luis Sojo and Ron Coomer circa 2008 over some of the stiffs they have lying around.

There's that, plus a weak pitching staff where the back of the rotation has been a thorough disaster thus far and the bullpen situation is considered so fragile that there's actually a question about whether they'll move Joba Chamberlain to a starting role this year. Add to that the fact that the AL East has gotten tougher and I think there's no longer any guarantee that the Yankees will contend, let alone win the division.

The other thing in play is the new manager. Through the early season debacles of the last few years, Torre was able to absorb the front office's slings and arrows and still give off a sense of calm confidence that things would eventually turn around. Girardi is protected from the barbs of Hank Steinbrenner at the moment -- his focus appears to be on forcing Brian Cashman out -- but Little Joe is the kind of guy who seems more likely to go Billy Martin bonkers as things get worse, and I don't think that's going to help. (Jay Jaffe)


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