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Ken Harvey 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
8 1078 .274 .322 .411 86 -0.7
Birth Date3-1-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight240 lbs
Age41 years, 7 months, 21 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
2001 KCA 23 4 12 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 .250 .250 .333 62 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1
2003 KCA 25 135 524 129 30 0 13 29 94 5 2 3 .266 .313 .408 79 -12.1 -3.2 7.6 -0.3
2004 KCA 26 120 494 131 20 1 13 28 89 8 1 1 .287 .338 .421 95 -2.1 -4.1 1.0 0.0
2005 KCA 27 12 48 10 3 0 1 3 13 0 0 0 .222 .271 .356 70 -1.7 -1.8 -0.4 -0.3
Career271107827354127602001335.274.322.41186-16.4-9.68.2-0.7

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 SPO A- NWN 0 235 .000 .000 .000 .440 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WIL A+ CRL 0 185 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KCA MLB AL 4 12 .251 .316 .433 .375 106 -0.6 0.4 -0.2 62 18 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1
2001 WIL A+ CRL 35 156 .000 .000 .000 .418 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WIC AA TXS 79 344 .000 .000 .000 .396 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OMA AAA PCL 128 541 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB AL 135 524 .266 .328 .426 .305 103 -4.2 14.2 -9.8 79 8 7.6 -3.2 -12.1 -0.3
2004 KCA MLB AL 120 494 .267 .332 .425 .331 102 -0.7 14.7 -9.2 95 9 1.0 -4.1 -2.1 0.0
2005 KCA MLB AL 12 48 .254 .312 .404 .290 102 -2.5 1.4 -0.9 70 13 -0.4 -1.8 -1.7 -0.3
2005 OMA AAA PCL 25 110 .282 .350 .453 .398 89 0.2 1.8 -1.2 113 0 1.3 -1.8 2.3 0.2
2007 ROC AAA INT 5 17 .279 .342 .405 .250 95 -1.1 0.5 -0.3 69 0 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2007 TWI Rk GCL 5 20 .259 .337 .360 .214 92 0.4 0.6 -0.4 106 0 0.2 0.1 0.3 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 SPO A- NWN 235 204 49 81 17 0 8 122 41 23 30 7 3 .397 .477 .598 .201 0 0
2000 WIL A+ CRL 185 164 20 55 10 0 4 77 25 14 29 0 2 .335 .411 .470 .134 0 0
2001 WIL A+ CRL 156 137 22 52 9 1 6 81 27 13 21 3 1 .380 .455 .591 .212 0 0
2001 KCA MLB AL 12 12 1 3 1 0 0 4 2 0 4 0 1 .250 .250 .333 .083 0 0
2001 WIC AA TXS 344 314 54 106 20 3 9 159 63 18 60 3 0 .338 .381 .506 .169 0 0
2002 OMA AAA PCL 541 488 75 135 30 1 20 227 75 42 87 8 3 .277 .344 .465 .189 0 0
2003 KCA MLB AL 524 485 50 129 30 0 13 198 64 29 94 2 3 .266 .313 .408 .142 2 3
2004 KCA MLB AL 494 456 47 131 20 1 13 192 55 28 89 1 1 .287 .338 .421 .134 2 0
2005 OMA AAA PCL 110 104 10 36 4 1 3 51 18 5 18 0 0 .346 .376 .490 .144 0 0
2005 KCA MLB AL 48 45 4 10 3 0 1 16 5 3 13 0 0 .222 .271 .356 .133 0 0
2007 ROC AAA INT 17 17 3 4 1 0 1 8 5 0 4 0 0 .235 .235 .471 .235 0 0
2007 TWI Rk GCL 20 18 2 4 3 0 1 10 4 2 3 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 0 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
2007-07-07 2007-09-05 Minors 60 0 Right Knee Surgery 2007-07-17 -
2007-05-09 2007-06-23 Minors 45 0 Right Knee Inflammation - -
2007-04-05 2007-05-08 Minors 33 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery 2007-03-13 -
2007-03-13 2007-03-31 Camp 18 0 Right Knee Surgery 2007-03-13 -
2005-12-14 2005-12-14 FA 0 0 Left Lower Leg Surgery Ruptured Achilles 2005-12-14 -
2005-05-19 2005-10-03 60-DL 137 122 - Low Back Strain - -
2004-09-19 2004-10-04 DTD 15 15 Right Knee Sprain - -
2004-08-22 2004-09-04 15-DL 13 13 Left Trunk Strain Ribcage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 KCA $375,000
2004 KCA $317,500
2003 KCA $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$992,500
3 yrTotal$992,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 5 d

Details
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.375M (2005) (split contract, $254,010 in minors). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/05. DFA by Kansas City 12/05. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/04 (split contract).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003).
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1999 (5-151) (Nebraska). $0.13M signing bonus.

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Ackley's AFL performance affected your opinion of him at all?
(biteme from Lake Forest, California)
Not really. The AFL is a very bad place to make opinions of guys. Record book is littered with names like Scott Pose, Ken Harvey and Tagg Bozied. Not a good place to make assumptions. When you read tomorrow's Mariners list, you'll see where I stand on him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can you compare the competition levels of the winter and fall leagues? How is the average ( average meaning BP reading, minor league following) fan to interpret VWL, DSL stats? Or do they mean nothing because we don't know what the clubs advised their players to work on? Thanks
(mrenick from Little rock)
It's a tough question and all of the factors you talk about are involved. On pure talent, Puerto Rico is consistently the lowest, but the rest are hard to gauge, as you do have guys working on specific aspects of their game, or learning a position, and the talent is so crazy varied, especially in the Dominican and Venezuelan leagues, that feature plenty of establish big league guys. Arizona Fall League is a scouting league for me -- numbers rarely mean much there -- when I think of some of the great hitting seasons put up there, I think about Ken Harvey and Tagg Bozied, so what does that tell you? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)i read the BP morning write up on Chris Carter comparing him to another jack cust, you agree?
(jake from vegas)
Maybe he falls into something on a team that's first baseman-less and mired in the bottom end of the Hit List, but unless he learns how to hit pitches that wiggle, I'm a bit dubious as far as his ultimate upside. Stranger players have gotten multi-year opportunities (Ken Harvey, anyone?), but first basemen who don't rip everything against everybody wind up having catch-as-catch-can careers. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Butler isn't even the least athletic Royal: Ken Harvey, Bob Hamlin.
(Tony from Albuquerque)
More good ones -- and what's with all the Royals? Don't forget Cal Pickering! (Kevin Goldstein)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)thanks for another great edition of your "guide". I see you predict a very, very nice year for Cal Pickering, with a VORP of 36.6 in 337 at bats. Any second thoughts?
(genghis from new york)
Great power, good eye. The Royals have shown a greater affinity for the suspect Ken Harvey, but if they trade Sweeney as rumored (who'll take Sweeney's contract is another story), Pickering should hopefully find his way into the lineup. I could see a short-peak Kevin Mitchell-type career from Pickering if everything breaks right. (Jonah Keri)


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