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Portrait of Gerald Laird

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 2734 .243 .305 .353 .232 -7
Birth Date11-13-1979
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age38 years, 5 months, 9 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
2003 TEX 23 19 50 44 9 12 2 1 1 19 5 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 .273 .360 .432 .280 3.9 -0.8 0.3
2004 TEX 24 49 168 147 20 33 6 0 1 42 12 35 2 3 4 16 0 1 .224 .287 .286 .202 -2.0 -5.9 -0.8
2005 TEX 25 13 42 40 7 9 2 0 1 14 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 .225 .262 .350 .238 0.8 -2.1 -0.1
2006 TEX 26 78 260 243 46 72 20 1 7 115 12 54 2 2 1 22 3 1 .296 .332 .473 .259 12.3 -3.9 0.8
2007 TEX 27 120 448 407 48 91 18 3 9 142 30 103 2 4 5 47 6 2 .224 .278 .349 .227 6.9 -17.0 -1.0
2008 TEX 28 95 381 344 54 95 24 0 6 137 23 63 6 4 4 41 2 4 .276 .329 .398 .254 13.0 -23.4 -1.0
2009 DET 29 135 477 413 49 93 23 2 4 132 40 68 10 4 10 33 5 0 .225 .306 .320 .224 3.4 -19.0 -1.6
2010 DET 30 89 299 270 22 56 11 0 5 82 18 57 3 2 6 25 3 1 .207 .263 .304 .196 -6.6 -11.6 -1.9
2011 SLN 31 37 108 95 11 22 7 1 1 34 9 19 1 1 2 12 1 1 .232 .302 .358 .232 -0.5 -2.5 -0.3
2012 DET 32 63 191 174 24 49 8 1 2 65 14 21 1 1 1 11 0 0 .282 .337 .374 .249 6.7 -7.1 -0.0
2013 ATL 33 47 141 121 12 34 8 0 1 45 14 23 3 1 2 13 1 1 .281 .367 .372 .280 7.4 -5.4 0.2
2014 ATL 34 53 167 152 12 31 8 0 0 39 14 33 1 0 10 0 0 .204 .275 .257 .194 -4.4 -8.7 -1.5
2015 ARI 35 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .007 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
Career799273424523145971379388661934943222352382111.243.305.353.23240.3-107.4-7.0

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
1999 SOR A- 0 258 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VIS A+ 0 118 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOD A+ 119 511 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TUL AA 123 503 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 19 50 .280 .256 .321 .411 .255 .344 109 1.1 1.4 0.9 -0.8 0.6 3.9 0.3 3.9 0.3
2003 OKL AAA 99 385 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 49 168 .202 .268 .334 .430 .259 .281 109 -10.7 5.0 3 -5.9 0.7 -2.0 -0.8 -2.0 -0.8
2004 OKL AAA 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB 13 42 .238 .255 .314 .402 .255 .250 105 -1 1.2 0.7 -2.1 -0.1 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.1
2005 OKL AAA 75 317 .385 .275 .344 .441 .272 .343 92 11.7 2.5 1.4 1.5 -1.7 14.0 1.5 14.0 1.5
2006 TEX MLB 78 260 .259 .270 .337 .428 .258 .353 107 -0.4 7.8 4.7 -3.9 0.2 12.3 0.8 12.3 0.8
2007 TEX MLB 120 448 .227 .270 .334 .427 .265 .274 101 -16.4 13.3 8 -17.0 2.0 6.9 -1.0 6.9 -1.0
2008 TEX MLB 95 381 .254 .266 .332 .419 .261 .319 113 -2.5 11.0 5.9 -23.4 -1.4 13.0 -1.0 13.0 -1.0
2008 OKL AAA 4 17 .096 .279 .352 .464 .262 .000 122 -2.8 0.5 0.3 -0.3 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2009 DET MLB 135 477 .224 .269 .335 .426 .261 .258 104 -18.2 13.7 8.2 -19.0 -0.5 3.4 -1.6 3.4 -1.6
2010 DET MLB 89 299 .196 .263 .328 .412 .260 .243 110 -19.5 8.2 4.9 -11.6 -0.3 -6.6 -1.9 -6.6 -1.9
2011 SLN MLB 37 108 .232 .250 .317 .390 .259 .276 94 -3 2.9 1.6 -2.5 -2.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3
2011 MEM AAA 2 9 .396 .307 .368 .445 .279 .500 92 1.4 0.3 0 -0.4 -1.3 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 DET MLB 63 191 .249 .254 .316 .407 .260 .309 105 -2 5.2 2.9 -7.1 0.5 6.7 -0.0 6.7 -0.0
2013 ATL MLB 47 141 .280 .251 .314 .388 .257 .337 100 2.7 3.7 2.1 -5.4 -1.1 7.4 0.2 7.4 0.2
2013 GWN AAA 2 6 .017 .266 .313 .377 .245 .000 105 -1.6 0.2 0.1 -0.2 -1.2 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2014 ATL MLB 53 167 .194 .251 .312 .389 .265 .261 94 -10.3 4.3 2.5 -8.7 -1.0 -4.4 -1.5 -4.4 -1.5
2015 ARI MLB 1 2 .007 .253 .330 .397 .261 .000 104 -0.5 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2015 RNO AAA 6 16 .205 .265 .332 .398 .258 .286 111 -0.9 0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2015 DIA Rk 4 13 .311 .273 .356 .372 .266 .400 97 0.7 0.4 0 -0.0 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2016 TIJ AAA 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1999 SOR A- 258 45 65 7 2 2 39 28 43 10 5 .285 .368 .360 .075 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VIS A+ 118 14 25 3 0 0 13 14 27 7 2 .243 .339 .272 .029 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MOD A+ 511 71 113 13 5 5 46 48 101 10 9 .255 .339 .341 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TUL AA 503 70 122 21 4 11 67 45 95 8 6 .276 .349 .416 .140 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OKL AAA 385 50 88 20 5 9 42 37 61 9 3 .260 .345 .429 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 50 9 12 2 1 1 4 5 11 0 0 .273 .360 .432 .159 .280 3.9 -0.8 0.3
2004 OKL AAA 24 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 8 1 0 .182 .250 .273 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB 168 20 33 6 0 1 16 12 35 0 1 .224 .287 .286 .061 .202 -2.0 -5.9 -0.8
2005 OKL AAA 317 51 87 12 4 17 55 28 61 12 2 .310 .381 .562 .253 .385 14.0 1.5 1.5
2005 TEX MLB 42 7 9 2 0 1 4 2 7 0 0 .225 .262 .350 .125 .238 0.8 -2.1 -0.1
2006 TEX MLB 260 46 72 20 1 7 22 12 54 3 1 .296 .332 .473 .177 .259 12.3 -3.9 0.8
2007 TEX MLB 448 48 91 18 3 9 47 30 103 6 2 .224 .278 .349 .125 .227 6.9 -17.0 -1.0
2008 TEX MLB 381 54 95 24 0 6 41 23 63 2 4 .276 .329 .398 .122 .254 13.0 -23.4 -1.0
2008 OKL AAA 17 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .096 -2.1 -0.3 -0.2
2009 DET MLB 477 49 93 23 2 4 33 40 68 5 0 .225 .306 .320 .094 .224 3.4 -19.0 -1.6
2010 DET MLB 299 22 56 11 0 5 25 18 57 3 1 .207 .263 .304 .096 .196 -6.6 -11.6 -1.9
2011 MEM AAA 9 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .429 .556 .571 .143 .396 0.4 -0.4 0.0
2011 SLN MLB 108 11 22 7 1 1 12 9 19 1 1 .232 .302 .358 .126 .232 -0.5 -2.5 -0.3
2012 DET MLB 191 24 49 8 1 2 11 14 21 0 0 .282 .337 .374 .092 .249 6.7 -7.1 -0.0
2013 GWN AAA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .017 -2.5 -0.2 -0.3
2013 ATL MLB 141 12 34 8 0 1 13 14 23 1 1 .281 .367 .372 .091 .280 7.4 -5.4 0.2
2014 ATL MLB 167 12 31 8 0 0 10 14 33 0 0 .204 .275 .257 .053 .194 -4.4 -8.7 -1.5
2015 ARI MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .007 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2015 RNO AAA 16 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 .267 .250 .333 .067 .205 0.6 -0.4 0.0
2015 DIA Rk 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .364 .462 .364 .000 .311 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2016 TIJ AAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 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 1317 0.5421 0.4267 0.8096 0.5910 0.2322 0.8626 0.6500 0.1904 598 0.002729
2009 1682 0.5285 0.4346 0.8290 0.6164 0.2308 0.8905 0.6448 0.1710 762 -0.008114
2010 1079 0.5236 0.4541 0.7959 0.6265 0.2646 0.8475 0.6618 0.2041 476 -0.005949
2011 388 0.5773 0.4794 0.7796 0.6250 0.2805 0.8429 0.5870 0.2204 168 -0.010924
2012 691 0.5137 0.3951 0.8791 0.5493 0.2321 0.9231 0.7692 0.1209 363 0.001709
2013 522 0.4962 0.4042 0.7962 0.5676 0.2433 0.8707 0.6250 0.2038 253 -0.005012
2014 578 0.5121 0.4810 0.8058 0.6588 0.2943 0.8564 0.6867 0.1942 249 -0.001071
2015 4 0.5000 0.5000 1.0000 0.5000 0.5000 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 2 0.000048
Career62610.52770.43650.81690.60570.24720.87310.66140.1831507.0862-0.0036

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
2014-06-30 2014-07-04 DTD 4 3 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-06-20 2014-06-20 DTD 0 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-02-28 2014-03-07 Camp 7 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-26 2013-08-11 15-DL 16 15 - General Medical Surgery Kidney Stone 2013-07-31 -
2013-07-22 2013-07-25 DTD 3 3 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2012-06-21 2012-06-25 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-06-02 2012-06-05 DTD 3 2 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-03-31 2012-04-02 Camp 2 0 Left Knee Sprain - -
2011-07-29 2011-07-30 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Sprain Ring Finger - -
2011-05-22 2011-07-07 15-DL 46 41 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger Bunting -
2011-03-18 2011-03-21 Camp 3 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-03-16 2011-03-17 Camp 1 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-10-01 2010-10-04 DTD 3 4 Left Shoulder Contusion -
2010-09-03 2010-09-14 DTD 11 10 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-08-27 2010-09-01 DTD 5 4 Low Back Soreness -
2010-08-18 2010-08-20 DTD 2 2 Arm Swelling -
2010-06-17 2010-06-22 DTD 5 4 Neck Stiffness -
2010-05-05 2010-05-09 DTD 4 2 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-04-16 2010-04-16 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2010-03-31 2010-04-02 Camp 2 0 Groin Tightness -
2009-06-27 2009-06-27 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2009-04-13 2009-04-15 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness -
2009-03-06 2009-03-08 Camp 2 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-06-21 2008-07-26 15-DL 35 28 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-15 2007-09-20 DTD 5 5 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-07-23 2007-07-24 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-03-12 2007-03-14 Camp 2 0 Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-07-20 2005-08-20 Minors 31 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-05-21 2004-07-23 60-DL 63 53 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2004-05-23
2004-04-25 2004-04-27 DTD 2 1 Right Hand Contusion -
2002-05-01 2002-05-10 Minors 9 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2000-06-21 2000-07-04 Minors 13 0 Right Wrist Fracture - -
2000-04-13 2000-06-20 Minors 68 0 Right Wrist Contusion - -
1998-04-05 1998-09-28 60-DL 176 157 Right Shoulder Surgery 1998-07-23 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ARI $1,000,000
2014 ATL $1,500,000
2013 ATL $1,500,000
2012 DET $1,000,000
2011 SLN $1,100,000
2010 DET $3,950,000
2009 DET $2,800,000
2008 TEX $1,600,000
2007 TEX $400,332
2006 TEX $332,330
2005 TEX $325,000
2004 TEX $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$15,807,662
12 yrTotal$15,807,662

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 77 dCareer Sports & Entertainment1 year/$1M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2015). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/2/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 4/4/15. DFA by Arizona 8/20/15. Released 8/24/15.
  • 2 years/$3M (2013-14). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/19/12. 13:$1.5M, 14:$1.5M. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 starts in 2013. $0.1M each for 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 starts in 2014.
  • 1 year/$1M (2012). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/18/11. Performance bonuses: $60,000 each for 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 starts as catcher.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/14/10. $0.3M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2009). Acquired in trade from Texas 12/8/08. Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2008). Re-signed 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 115, 120 games.
  • 1 year/$400,322 (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$332,330 (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2005). Split contract, $0.24M in minors. 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed 2/04.
  • Drafted 1998. Signed 1999 (draft-and-follow), $1M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-14 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who should Tiger fans be rooting for out these last 4 teams? Perhaps the Royals, since that would ensure years more employment for Dayton Moore and Ned Yost?
(John from Cincinnati)
The Orioles have Quintin Berry (non-rostered) and Delmon Young, but a championship may fatten the Andrew Miller price tag. For the ERoyals, I think Moore and Yost are hanging around regardless, and if they win then we can say the AL Central's lifespan has seen dynasties by the Indians, Twins and Tigers but championships from the Royals and White Sox. What a world. Inherently Tigers fans cannot wish well on the Giants nor the Cardinals for pseudo-clutch reasons. But Jhonny Peralta deserves to be happy, so if that's what happens then good for him. After all that's how Gerald Laird got his ring. (Matt Sussman)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2010-01-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gerald Laird will be useful to the Tigers? What do you think of Alex Avila and what do you think his chances are of playing as a starter for the Tigers next season? Who would be the better starting catcher?
(steph from michigan)
I'm a big Avila fan, but maybe it's because I had him as my Tigers sleeper coming into '09 and he made me look very smart. I think Laird is the far better defender, but Avila could offer more with the bat. I would also hope that Avila behaves himself better at basketball games. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-01-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)For the new BP, it would be cool to have more integrated information. Like if I looked up Gerald Laird, I would have every comment about him, including yours today. This can be done by searching but it requires lots of browsing. Breaking down information into small packages and then reassembling them in different ways seems awfully powerful but difficult to do.
(LindInMoskva from DC)
I can't promise THAT deep of something, but I do think we're taking some steps forward in making information easier to find. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Many Tigers' fans want Alex Avila to play next year in front of Gerald Laird. I think its early for Avila to be counted on even though Laird is iffy. Your thoughts?
(lemppi@msn.com from Ankeny, IA)
Can I hedge? If I'm the Tigers I go into next spring with the catching job as a competition between the two. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Any truth to the rumor that the Yankees are trying to get Gerald Laird? If so, what do you expect they'd be offering?
(Shane from Miami)
They definitely have interest in Laird, but as with all their trades, they are trying to make a deal without including Hughes or Kennedy. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)John, What kind of return do you think Gerald Laird could fetch? Do you have any idea who are the most likely candidates and if a deal is close?
(Shae from Dallas)
I think a guy who can help in the majors now and a good prospect. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)Looks like Florida and Milwaukee have inquired about both Gerald Laird and Eddie Guardado. Any chance of a deal going down with both players getting packaged to one of those teams? What could the Rangers expect in return?
(jsmoore from dallas)
I think the Rangers would get a decen three-player mix of a couple guys who could help now and someone in the future. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thought you were pretty hard on the Yanks in the last TA. With that said, they do have to find a catcher, and it won't be easy. Any theories or recommendations?
(G-MOTA from Bumpus, MA)
I was indeed, basically for dramatic effect, but let's face it, Jose Molina's the current incarnation of bad Bomber backup backstops. What makes it worse is that there are so few options to go out and get to repair the problem, and there are rivals for any catcher available by trade (notably the Marlins). When the prize is someone like Bengie Molina, and the more likely alternatives are guys like Paul Lo Duca or Ramon Hernandez, the magnitude of the problem becomes apparent. The danger is overpaying for a guy like Gerald Laird, but at least he'd be under team control for the next two years. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the Rangers having multiple catchers knocking on the door, What sort of return could Gerald Laird fetch from a team like San Diego?
(Or from Dallas)
I'm not sure the Padres are in the market for a catcher, because Michael Barrett is just about ready to return. Also, if they keep losing, they're not going to want to deal away any of their future for a few extra runs behind the plate. It doesn't look like there are that many contending teams in need of a catcher--maybe the Astros, if Towles continues to struggle? (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start the season in AAA. Considering the Rangers are rebuilding and Gerald Laird's performance as the team's #1 catcher last season, is there any upside to sending Salty to OKC?
(Mike from Fort Worth)
I don't mind the decision. Laird is a significantly better defensive player, and Saltalamacchia won't be helped by not playing every day. If Salty hits his way back to the roster, you can make a decision on Laird--including trading him--then.

Long term, I think Salty has to hit enough to play 1B or DH, because at least one of Ramirez or Teagarden will be a good hitter and much better catcher. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2003 mlb 1063 -.004 -0.5 525 .000 -0.0 6 .003 -.000 -0.0 -0.5 -0.8
2004 mlb 3777 -.010 -5.2 2140 -.000 0.2 29 -.021 -.000 0.4 -4.7 -5.9
2005 mlb 867 -.016 -1.8 461 -.000 0.0 11 -.004 .000 0.0 -1.7 -2.1
2005 aaa 0 .000 0.0 3215 .001 -0.8 60 -.084 -.001 3.3 2.5 1.5
2006 mlb 4900 -.006 -4.4 2666 -.000 0.2 43 -.096 -.001 2.7 -1.5 -3.9
2007 mlb 9408 -.018 -24.1 5435 -.001 1.0 85 -.120 -.003 6.4 -16.7 -17.0
2008 mlb 5875 -.027 -22.3 3927 .000 -0.5 61 -.015 -.001 0.6 -22.2 -23.4
2008 aaa 202 -.009 -0.3 135 .000 -0.0 2 .019 .000 -0.0 -0.3 -0.3
2009 mlb 8419 -.019 -23.2 5481 .001 -1.0 91 -.086 -.001 4.8 -19.5 -19.0
2010 mlb 5352 -.019 -14.1 3366 .003 -2.2 83 -.039 .009 2.1 -14.2 -11.6
2011 aaa 81 -.002 -0.0 67 .000 -0.0 2 .003 .000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4
2011 mlb 1622 -.012 -2.5 1015 .001 -0.2 17 .000 .000 -0.0 -2.7 -2.5
2012 mlb 3240 -.016 -6.9 2128 -.001 0.8 45 .040 .001 -1.1 -7.3 -7.1
2013 aaa 97 -.003 -0.0 81 .000 -0.0 3 .007 -.000 -0.0 -0.1 -0.2
2013 mlb 2128 -.019 -5.6 1478 .001 -0.5 23 -.009 .007 0.1 -5.9 -5.4
2014 mlb 2620 -.024 -8.0 1840 .002 -1.0 35 -.014 -.000 0.3 -8.7 -8.7
2015 aaa 295 -.009 -0.4 173 -.000 0.0 2 -.001 -.000 0.0 -0.4 -0.4
2015 mlb 38 -.008 -0.0 32 -.003 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 -0.0 -0.0

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