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Shane Victorino RFPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 5164 .275 .340 .425 101 25.6
Birth Date11-30-1980
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 17 days
BatsB
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
2003 SDN 22 36 83 11 2 0 0 7 17 1 7 2 .151 .232 .178 50 -4.9 0.5 1.8 -0.1
2005 PHI 24 21 19 5 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 .294 .263 .647 106 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1
2006 PHI 25 153 462 119 19 8 6 24 54 14 4 3 .287 .346 .414 86 -6.5 -0.4 8.9 1.5
2007 PHI 26 131 510 128 23 3 12 37 62 10 37 4 .281 .347 .423 98 0.8 2.3 17.7 3.0
2008 PHI 27 146 627 167 30 8 14 45 69 7 36 11 .293 .352 .447 104 4.7 10.6 3.3 3.8
2009 PHI 28 156 694 181 39 13 10 60 71 6 25 8 .292 .358 .445 103 4.4 3.4 -15.9 1.4
2010 PHI 29 147 648 152 26 10 18 53 79 7 34 6 .259 .327 .429 101 1.5 5.8 11.2 4.0
2011 PHI 30 132 586 145 27 16 17 55 63 6 19 3 .279 .355 .491 124 16.4 5.4 -0.3 4.1
2012 LAN 31 53 235 51 12 2 2 18 31 4 15 2 .245 .316 .351 93 -1.8 0.4 6.6 1.1
2012 PHI 31 101 431 101 17 5 9 35 49 2 24 4 .261 .324 .401 92 -3.6 1.9 2.8 1.5
2013 BOS 32 122 532 140 26 2 15 25 75 18 21 3 .294 .351 .451 115 9.5 -0.6 25.8 4.8
2014 BOS 33 30 133 33 6 1 2 6 21 1 2 0 .268 .303 .382 90 -1.4 -0.7 -1.1 -0.1
2015 ANA 34 38 98 18 2 2 0 7 18 3 2 0 .214 .292 .286 83 -1.6 -0.6 0.9 0.1
2015 BOS 34 33 106 23 2 0 1 9 14 2 5 0 .245 .324 .298 81 -2.0 1.4 2.7 0.4
Career129951641274231701083816268123146.275.340.42510115.729.364.325.6

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 GRF Rk PIO 0 245 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 YAK A- NWN 0 259 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 WNC A SAL 112 490 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 VRO A+ FSL 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JAX AA SOU 122 550 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB NL 36 83 .250 .325 .400 .193 100 -9.8 2.2 -0.1 50 13 1.8 0.5 -4.9 -0.1
2003 JAX AA SOU 66 293 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LVG AAA PCL 11 45 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 JAX AA SOU 75 329 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LVG AAA PCL 55 216 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PHI MLB NL 21 19 .286 .353 .449 .214 99 1.7 0.5 0 106 24 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1
2005 SWB AAA INT 126 559 .273 .335 .425 .332 107 24.5 15.9 1.2 138 0 15.4 3.5 25.4 5.8
2006 PHI MLB NL 153 462 .269 .340 .437 .317 97 2.3 13.9 -0.4 86 11 8.9 -0.4 -6.5 1.5
2007 PHI MLB NL 131 510 .266 .333 .416 .302 104 3.9 15.1 -5.3 98 11 17.7 2.3 0.8 3.0
2007 LWD A SAL 1 5 .235 .372 .324 .250 86 -0.6 0.2 -0.1 77 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2007 REA AA EAS 2 6 .270 .314 .392 .333 114 -0.6 0.2 0 96 0 -0.1 -1.4 0.0 -0.1
2008 PHI MLB NL 146 627 .261 .329 .414 .314 98 11.9 18.1 1.3 104 10 3.3 10.6 4.7 3.8
2008 CLR A+ FSL 2 7 .302 .376 .367 .500 107 0.7 0.2 0 129 0 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2008 REA AA EAS 1 3 .306 .338 .425 .333 112 -0.4 0.1 0 81 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 LEH AAA INT 2 8 .237 .322 .348 .375 89 0.1 0.2 0 120 0 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 PHI MLB NL 156 694 .264 .335 .422 .315 97 17.4 20.0 1.8 103 8 -15.9 3.4 4.4 1.4
2010 PHI MLB NL 147 648 .259 .325 .402 .273 93 10.6 17.9 1.6 101 8 11.2 5.8 1.5 4.0
2010 LEH AAA INT 2 6 .275 .340 .429 .600 86 3.5 0.2 0 171 0 0.7 -0.2 0.5 0.1
2011 PHI MLB NL 132 586 .252 .317 .391 .292 92 31.8 15.8 1.4 124 8 -0.3 5.4 16.4 4.1
2011 LWD A SAL 2 7 .284 .336 .454 .250 79 0.4 0.2 0 64 0 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.1
2011 REA AA EAS 4 18 .256 .322 .369 .308 86 2.4 0.5 -0.1 114 0 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.2
2012 LAN MLB NL 53 235 .260 .318 .409 .278 93 -0.2 6.4 -1.3 93 7 6.6 0.4 -1.8 1.1
2012 PHI MLB NL 101 431 .256 .317 .403 .278 99 2.1 11.8 1.1 92 7 2.8 1.9 -3.6 1.5
2013 BOS MLB AL 122 532 .256 .315 .406 .321 102 15.1 14.0 -4.5 115 11 25.8 -0.6 9.5 4.8
2013 PAW AAA INT 1 4 .272 .342 .483 .500 99 1.4 0.1 0 121 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 USA int WBC 4 11 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 BOS MLB AL 30 133 .253 .317 .398 .304 104 -0.8 3.4 -1.3 90 13 -1.1 -0.7 -1.4 -0.1
2014 LOW A- NYP 4 11 .259 .322 .339 .000 110 -1.7 0.3 -0.1 45 0 0.6 0.2 -0.9 0.0
2014 PAW AAA INT 9 29 .240 .311 .364 .174 90 -4.8 0.9 -0.3 35 0 -1.9 0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2015 ANA MLB AL 38 98 .254 .315 .401 .265 102 -4.5 2.6 -0.6 83 8 0.9 -0.6 -1.6 0.1
2015 BOS MLB AL 33 106 .247 .309 .390 .278 111 -2.2 2.9 -1 81 8 2.7 1.4 -2.0 0.4
2015 PME AA EAS 4 14 .266 .302 .377 .182 99 -1.2 0.4 -0.2 45 0 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2015 PAW AAA INT 4 13 .237 .292 .341 .364 79 0 0.4 -0.2 91 0 0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1
2016 IOW AAA PCL 9 34 .253 .319 .380 .241 99 -0.9 1.0 -0.3 89 0 -0.3 1.0 -0.9 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 GRF Rk PIO 245 225 53 63 7 6 2 88 25 20 31 20 5 .280 .339 .391 .111 0 0
2000 YAK A- NWN 259 236 32 58 7 2 2 75 20 20 44 21 9 .246 .313 .318 .072 0 0
2001 VRO A+ FSL 9 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 .167 .444 .167 .000 0 0
2001 WNC A SAL 490 435 71 123 21 9 4 174 32 36 61 47 13 .283 .335 .400 .117 13 13
2002 JAX AA SOU 550 481 61 124 15 1 4 153 34 47 49 45 16 .258 .319 .318 .060 16 16
2003 SDN MLB NL 83 73 8 11 2 0 0 13 4 7 17 7 2 .151 .232 .178 .027 1 1
2003 JAX AA SOU 293 266 37 75 9 4 2 98 15 21 41 16 7 .282 .339 .368 .086 2 2
2003 LVG AAA PCL 45 41 6 16 1 2 1 24 9 1 5 0 1 .390 .386 .585 .195 2 2
2004 JAX AA SOU 329 294 70 96 13 7 16 171 43 20 65 9 7 .327 .373 .582 .255 5 5
2004 LVG AAA PCL 216 200 28 47 9 1 3 67 20 11 37 7 2 .235 .273 .335 .100 4 4
2005 PHI MLB NL 19 17 5 5 0 0 2 11 8 0 3 0 0 .294 .263 .647 .353 2 0
2005 SWB AAA INT 559 494 93 153 25 16 18 264 70 51 74 17 9 .310 .377 .534 .225 5 5
2006 PHI MLB NL 462 415 70 119 19 8 6 172 46 24 54 4 3 .287 .346 .414 .128 1 8
2007 REA AA EAS 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2007 PHI MLB NL 510 456 78 128 23 3 12 193 46 37 62 37 4 .281 .347 .423 .143 2 5
2007 LWD A SAL 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2008 LEH AAA INT 8 8 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 0 0
2008 REA AA EAS 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2008 CLR A+ FSL 7 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 .400 .571 .400 .000 0 0
2008 PHI MLB NL 627 570 102 167 30 8 14 255 58 45 69 36 11 .293 .352 .447 .154 0 5
2009 PHI MLB NL 694 620 102 181 39 13 10 276 62 60 71 25 8 .292 .358 .445 .153 4 4
2010 PHI MLB NL 648 587 84 152 26 10 18 252 69 53 79 34 6 .259 .327 .429 .170 1 0
2010 LEH AAA INT 6 6 1 4 0 1 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.500 .833 0 0
2011 LWD A SAL 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2011 PHI MLB NL 586 519 95 145 27 16 17 255 61 55 63 19 3 .279 .355 .491 .212 0 6
2011 REA AA EAS 18 15 2 5 1 0 1 9 3 1 2 1 2 .333 .389 .600 .267 1 0
2012 LAN MLB NL 235 208 26 51 12 2 2 73 15 18 31 15 2 .245 .316 .351 .106 1 4
2012 PHI MLB NL 431 387 46 101 17 5 9 155 40 35 49 24 4 .261 .324 .401 .140 2 5
2013 BOS MLB AL 532 477 82 140 26 2 15 215 61 25 75 21 3 .294 .351 .451 .157 2 10
2013 PAW AAA INT 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 .750 0 0
2013 USA int WBC 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .000 0 0
2014 LOW A- NYP 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 0
2014 BOS MLB AL 133 123 14 33 6 1 2 47 12 6 21 2 0 .268 .303 .382 .114 2
2014 PAW AAA INT 29 29 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 0 0 .138 .138 .172 .034 0
2015 ANA MLB AL 98 84 9 18 2 2 0 24 3 7 18 2 0 .214 .292 .286 .071 2 2
2015 BOS MLB AL 106 94 10 23 2 0 1 28 4 9 14 5 0 .245 .324 .298 .053 0 1
2015 PAW AAA INT 13 13 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .077 0 0
2015 PME AA EAS 14 13 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .077 0 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 34 30 4 7 2 1 0 11 5 3 1 1 0 .233 .324 .367 .133 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2158 0.5153 0.4370 0.8749 0.5647 0.3011 0.9331 0.7587 0.1251 -0.0033
2009 2414 0.5099 0.4246 0.8751 0.5524 0.2916 0.9279 0.7710 0.1249 -0.0076
2010 2358 0.5076 0.4241 0.8540 0.5547 0.2894 0.9157 0.7321 0.1460 0.0045
2011 2227 0.4966 0.4041 0.8656 0.5588 0.2516 0.9320 0.7199 0.1344 -0.0083
2012 2450 0.4645 0.4261 0.8515 0.5545 0.3148 0.9350 0.7240 0.1485 -0.0028
2013 2035 0.5066 0.4167 0.8361 0.5218 0.3088 0.8922 0.7387 0.1639 0.0008
2014 525 0.4781 0.4381 0.8217 0.5179 0.3650 0.9385 0.6700 0.1783 0.0000
2015 768 0.4844 0.3971 0.8131 0.4892 0.3106 0.9286 0.6423 0.1869 0.0005
Career149350.49800.42150.85610.54720.29640.92400.73320.1439-0.0025

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
2014-07-31 2014-09-29 60-DL 60 54 - Low Back Surgery Bulging Disc 2014-08-05
2014-05-24 2014-07-19 15-DL 56 49 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-05-15 2014-05-17 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Soreness - -
2014-04-06 2014-04-06 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-30 2014-04-24 15-DL 25 22 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-24 2014-03-28 Camp 4 0 Left Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2013-12-16 2013-12-16 Off 0 0 Right Thumb Surgery Nerve Release 2013-12-16 -
2013-10-27 2013-10-30 DTD 3 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-09-19 2013-09-20 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2013-09-02 2013-09-02 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Contusion - -
2013-08-16 2013-08-16 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-07-20 2013-07-21 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-07-07 2013-07-09 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-06-24 2013-06-25 DTD 1 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-05-21 2013-06-08 15-DL 18 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-05-17 2013-05-19 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-05-13 2013-05-14 DTD 1 0 - Trunk Contusion Ribcage - -
2013-04-25 2013-05-03 DTD 8 7 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-04-21 2013-04-22 DTD 1 2 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-03-27 2013-03-27 Camp 0 0 Right Wrist Inflammation - -
2012-09-25 2012-09-25 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2012-09-21 2012-09-25 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Strain - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-26 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-07-23 2012-07-23 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-05-31 2012-06-01 DTD 1 0 Right Fingers Inflammation Injection Index Finger - -
2011-09-28 2011-09-29 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-07-04 2011-07-19 15-DL 15 10 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2011-05-19 2011-06-03 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-05-15 2011-05-18 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-04-03 2011-04-03 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2011-03-22 2011-03-25 Camp 3 0 - Contusion Player Collision -
2010-07-28 2010-08-12 15-DL 15 13 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-03-01 2010-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-11-02 2009-11-02 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2009-09-18 2009-09-19 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Flu -
2009-09-06 2009-09-07 DTD 1 1 Knee Contusion Drained -
2009-08-07 2009-08-08 DTD 1 1 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-07-30 2009-08-01 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Contusion -
2009-06-04 2009-06-06 DTD 2 2 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2008-08-13 2008-08-14 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2008-04-13 2008-04-29 15-DL 16 14 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-09-12 2007-09-17 DTD 5 5 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-09-02 2007-09-07 DTD 5 4 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-08-25 2007-08-27 DTD 2 2 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-07-31 2007-08-22 15-DL 22 19 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 BOS $13,000,000
2014 BOS $13,000,000
2013 BOS $13,000,000
2012 PHI $9,500,000
2011 PHI $7,500,000
2010 PHI $5,000,000
2009 PHI $3,125,000
2008 PHI $480,000
2007 PHI $410,000
2006 PHI $330,000
2003 SDN $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$65,645,000
11 yrTotal$65,645,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 92 dJohn Boggs1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/26/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/29/16 following opt-out date (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 5/23/16.
  • 3 years/$39M (2013-15). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/4/12. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Boston 7/27/15. (Red Sox pay $3.8M, Angels $1.1M of $4,901,639 remaining on Victorino's contract for 2015.)
  • 3 years/$22M (2010-12). Signed extension with Philadelphia 1/21/10 (avoided arbitration, $5.8M-$4.75M). 10:$5M, 11:$7.5M, 12:$9.5M. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Philadelphia 7/31/12. Previously represented by ACES/Levinson brothers.
  • 1 year/$3.125M (2009). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2008).
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007).
  • 1 year/$0.33M (2006).
  • 1 year (2005). Selected by Philadelphia from LA Dodgers in Rule 5 draft 12/04 (Dodgers declined to take Victorino back for $25,000). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/05.
  • 1 year (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Selected by San Diego from LA Dodgers in Rule 5 draft 12/03. DFA, returned to LA Dodgers from San Diego 5/03.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 1999 (6-194) (St. Anthony HS, Hawaii).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)The Angels have now acquired Shane Victorino, David Murphy, and David DeJesus. Discuss.
(Alex from Anaheim)
That's a lot of extra outfielders for one team. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2015-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What role go you see Mookie Betts in this year? Now that Shane Victorino has been declared the starting RF it limits his starting options.
(caseyj15 from Medford, OR)
I think he will be a starter before long, if not opening day. A lot of spring training position battles fizzle out after one player gets hurt or proves ineffective, so even though it looks like a jam in Boston's outfield, I wouldn't be surprised if either Victorino or Hanley misses significant time. (Rob Arthur)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)What impact will Cespedes' trade have on Betts, Bradley, and Brock? Who might see more playing time as a result?
(dvanhait from Holland)
Well, more playing time, obviously. I don't think Bradley starts the year in the majors though, and Holt is more of a supersub. You don't have to create time for him. Still have to figure out Allen Craig and Shane Victorino at some point though. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Pompey? Given that Pillar/Gose are only other options, is there any reason for the jays to not allow for him to take the starting CF 2015 spit and run with it?
(Brendon K from Vancouver)
I'm a big fan of Pompey, probably as high on him as just about anyone was at the start of the year, but even I was shocked he got all the way to the big leagues this year. I mean, he tore through their system this year. Perhaps that was partly due to the fact that the Blue Jays knew they had an opening at CF coming next year and wanted to see if Pompey could be the guy to fill it. He's certainly a better option than Pillar/Gose. That said, I'd like to see him get some time in Triple-A next year. His RH swing is still a work in progress (though he has cleaned it up nicely). They could use guys to keep it warm until mid-summer for Pompey, but I won't be shocked if he makes the club out of spring training. They've already shown they're comfortable being aggressive with him.

I think he could be a similar player to Shane Victorino in his prime. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Question: Regardless of cost, who would you rather have for the next 3 years: Danny Duffy, Jake Arrieta, or Rusney Castillo? What kind of player will Castillo be?
(Quiet Time from D.C.)
Castillo is a total wild card. The scouting reports I've read pegged him somewhere between Rajai Davis and Shane Victorino, but then it was said that he bulked up and showed unexpected power during his workouts last month. Even if he "ony" ends up as the next Shane Victorino, I'd take that over either SP. I'd take most solid everyday players over most unproven SP's. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Boston can go all the way without Ellsbury? I sure as crap can.
(Polsox from Culver City, CA)
Any team that makes the playoffs can go all the way. The 2006 Cardinals learned us that. The Red Sox are going to make the playoffs (yes, I said it, er, wrote it) so they have a shot. I'm not sure it's a better shot than the Rangers or Tigers, or whomever comes out of the play-in game *coughRAYScough*.

As for Ellsbury, he's a huge part of their offense. We have him at just over four wins on the season, and I've noticed an improvement in his defense and his baserunning just keeps getting better. That said, of all the positions, Boston has center field covered the most with Shane Victorino able to slide over and play there and Jackie Bradley, Jr. now up (and he can play defense as well or better than Ellsbury). So without Ellsbury, Boston still has a good shot, though just slightly less of one, if that makes any sense. (Matthew Kory)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lorenzo Cain or Shane Victorino for ROS?
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
Kind of a coinflip, but I'll lean Cain. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Harry, What kind of years are you expecting out of Shane Victorino and Mike Morse ?
(Ernie from Boston)
Declining. Morse is on the wrong side 30 heading into Safeco. Victorino is this year's Marlon Byrd (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)From the Red Sox offseason so far, I can't tell if they are rebuilding, punting, or going for it on 4th and 4 at the 50 yd line. What do you think they are doing?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
I think they're building a bridge to their prospects, like Bradley, Bogaerts, Allen Webster, etc. They had a ton of holes on the roster because of the Nick Punto trade with the Dodgers and because they had a ton of holes on the roster. They brought in good players on short-term contracts to fill those holes. You may not like Shane Victorino on a three year deal, but before Bradleyapalooza this spring the Red Sox had spent two of the last three seasons without a center fielder due to Jacoby Ellsbury running into things or having pianos fall on him or what have you. If/when Ellsbury leaves as a free agent or they trade him at the deadline they have a major league ready CF to move there. Anyway, I'm off the point. You asked me what the Red Sox are doing and I think they're trying to win while not blocking or trading off their prospects. That's it in a nutshell. (Matthew Kory)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Geoff, Your thoughts on whether Shane Victorino can bounce back this season or is he entering his decline phase ?
(Ernie from Boston)
Ernie, thanks for the kicking things off for us today. Disclaimer: My wife is from Hawai'i, so I have a soft spot for players native to our 50th state. That said, although I doubt Victorino will ever repeat his success of 2011, a rebound to 2008-2010 levels (787 OPS) seems reasonable. He's still only 32 years old and he did steal a career-high 39 bases last year, so it's not like his legs are shot. (Geoff Young)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm working on my starting outfield for this season. Who should I play? 500 ABs to Ben Revere? How about Domonic Brown? John Mayberry Jr.? Is Delmon Young better than any of these guys? Where in the world is Shane Victorino?
(Charlie Manuel from the hills of West Virginia)
The only thing I'm fairly confident of is that Delmon is probably not better than any of those guys. Brown and Mayberry can platoon. Shane Victorino has gone to a happier place: the Red Sox clubhouse. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Why do you think there have there been such a downgrade in the potential for Gary Brown? Factor in a low BABIP of .318 for a burner, a slow start in an advanced pitcher friendly league and the fact that he turned things around in the middle of the year isn't he close to the same guy people were drooling over last year? His walk and strikeout rates were steady and his speed/defence project as elite. Are the scouting reports on his swing so bad that they can't envision his bat playing at least as good as guys like Angel Pagan or Shane Victorino?
(Scott from LA)
I'm not sure scouts opinions of him have changed all that much. He made some alterations to his swing in the second half -- something that was absolutely necessary for his long term success -- and the results were very good. He still needs to prove those alterations can hold up over a full season and that he can make the necessary adjustments as pitchers re-adjust to him. I think he's a quality big leaguer, just not a superstar. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were to sign Shane Victorino, where do you think Cody Ross ends up?
(GJones20 from Boston)
Pulling from a slew of Ross-related reports from the last few days, GJones 20, apart from the Red Sox, the Braves, Giants, Phillies, Tigers, and Yankees have been mentioned as possible destinations. Outside of Fenway Park, he probably fits better in a platoon role, and out of that bunch, the Phillies are the only team that I could see considering Ross for an everyday job. If his price tag comes down to something more commensurate with a part-time gig, then the list of possible destinations could expand further. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Reds doing anything on the offensive side this offseason? I expect Todd Frazier to be the 3b, but what happens at SS, CF, and LF?
(Rockford from Flowmont)
Thanks for stopping by, Rockford. After watching GABP help Ryan Ludwick to turn back into a serviceable everyday player, I think the Reds will go with a low-cost option in left, and possibly just bring back Ludwick if his price tag doesn't bloat too much. I also wouldn't expect them to give up on Zack Cozart so quickly, especially because he did amass 1.4 WARP last year, even with a .288 OBP. Given the depth of the outfield market, there might be a center fielder who fits the Reds' budget, so that's the position I think Jocketty will be most tempted to address. If Angel Pagan, B.J. Upton, and Michael Bourn all price themselves out of the Reds' range, Shane Victorino might be an intriguing option. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sam Miller's piece got me wondering: Is there a player you regret not protecting from the Rule 5 draft?
(Lil' Sebastian from The Barn)
Thanks for your question, Lil' Sebastian from The Barn. I gave your question a lot of thought, and the answer for me is NO, because I do not remember getting burned by losing someone permanently in the Rule 5. Sometimes you know that a player might get selected, but your assessment was that the player would return. An example is one of my favorite players, Shane Victorino, who we decided to leave unprotected while I was with the Dodgers and he was selected by the Padres. I thought that we we would get him back, as there were phases of his game that had not fully progressed, but I loved his character, competitive desire, and ability. Luckily, we got him back. I also remember leaving Magglio Ordonez unprotected one year, but his game also had yet to mature enough to stick in the Majors. It's one of the great chess games. (Dan Evans)
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hello Dan, happy you're here chatting with us! It appears there are some teams who have stockpiled an impressive stable of minor league prospects. Some of these players will be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft in December. Can you tell us the mindset of putting some of these players on the 40 man roster and leaving others off? Also, I see many players are returned to their orginal team. What tought process goes into selecting a player who you think you can keep? Thanks for taking my question.
(IShouldaBeenLeftHanded from Los Angeles, CA)
Hey IShouldaBeenLeftHanded, I am left-handed! I'm enjoying the chat, hope that you are too. Really good question about the 40-man and the Rule 5 Draft. Over 75% of the players selected in the draft come back to their former club, and often that is the reason that teams leave players on a Triple A roster, as they realize the risk of being selected but figure the player will return. I left Shane Victorino on a Triple-A roster in 2002, but he had just started to switch-hit and we thought we'd get him back if selected and we did after the Padres took him. When you select a player you have to weigh whether he can stick with the club the entire season and not compromise your field staff too much with a 24-man roster, and also need to compare him to your existing guys. Roberto Clemente is the Rule 5 pick ever. (Dan Evans)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me Shane Victorino gets your vote for NL MVP.
(Rico from The Commonwealth)
I could tell you that if you need me to, but I'd be lying. Two reasons: (1) I don't get a vote; (2) if I did have a vote, I'd use it on Ryan Braun. The tie-breaker for me has always been Stolen Base Success Rate, and Braun's 87.5% blows all the other candidates out of the water. (Ken Funck)
2010-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Eric. Last summer, you wrote up the Sportvision '09 summit for ESPN and talked alot about the fielding part. How do you see work like Jeremy Greenhouse, Greg Rybarczyk, and stuff like this (http://whowins.com/wherefieldersfield201007.pdf) from Sportvision '10 fitting in with Field f/x, if and when Sportvision ever releases Field fx? Thanx!
(Brian from New Athens, IL)
At last year's summit, Rybarczyk and Matt Thomas gave tremendous presentations on ways to improve the accuracy of fielding data. Rybarczyk's presentation dealt with thinking of the field as a compass, and how each outfielder, for instance, will need to move differently to field the same ball. A flyball hit to right-center will require the centerfielder to move southwest while the leftfielder moves northeast. The idea was that the fielders should be evaluated on what they had to do to get to the ball, not whether or not they got to the ball.

Similarly, Thomas's work deals a lot with how far the fielder had to move to field a ball, and is equally important. Knowing this information will help us get past many of the biases our eyes have when watching a game. For instance, Shane Victorino will scurry his little legs to the same flyball Carlos Beltran naturally glides to. Our eyes tell us Victorino made the better play, when in reality Beltran is better to the point that it looks easy. Being able to compare those two plays and then see that they both had to travel the same distance and had the same amount of time to do so will help erase something like that. (Eric Seidman)
2010-01-12 18:30:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance that Matt Wieters outproduces Brian McCann this season, or am I a few years away? And how good do you think Adam JOnes can be?
(John from NJ)
Per Lloyd Christmas's experiences with Mary Swanson, there's always a chance. But I would bet against that type of occurrence next season. Wieters should easily outplay his 2009 self next season but McCann is probably second to Chase Utley on the list of most underappreciatedly awesome players in the game. Adam Jones, jury is still out on him for me. Too small of a defensive sample to call him poor, but he could end up being offensively similar to Shane Victorino as easily as he could be a .365/.520 player. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone ever talk about the ex-Dodgers factor the way Mike Royko would about the ex-Cub factor?
(Christina Kahrl from BP Volcano Hideout)
Ah, Royko, my introduction to the Op-Ed page. I don't think anyone talks about the ex-Dodger factor *as a hazard* the way they do about ex-Cubs. Let's face it, the defending champs are living proof that there's no real curse there, as Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth and Davey Lopes all had ties to the Dodger org. This year Pedro Martinez and Chan Ho Park have been added to the equation.

Some painful memories for Dodger fans there, and I'm not talking about the NLCS, either. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)A lot is said of hitter's going to Philly and getting better because of the park and potent lineup, but isn't that doing a disservice to Charlie and Milt. They have taken and converted more reclamation project hitters then any team I can think of.
(faithdies from DE)
Indeed. Jayson Werth was a stathead fave for years, going back to his days behind the plate. Shane Victorino's someone they should feel good about as well. They found a way to use Greg Dobbs, which might be the first and last time that happens. Manuel's rep with hitters seems well deserved. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-23 13:30:00 (link to chat)You were pretty negative about the Phillies all year. Anything that can be learned from their (likely) playoff campaign, in terms of what you didn't like about their chances and how they overcame that?
(e from lawrenceville)
Without looking, I think I had them at 83 or so wins, and they'll finish at 90-92 or so. I suspect most of that difference is the bullpen, which vastly overperformed any kind of realistic expectations. Throw in Shane Victorino, who's more durable than I expected, Pat Burrell having another strong year, and Jamie Moyer being better than expected, and you have the difference. Only Ryan Howard, really, has underperformed. That's a lot of things going right, and not much going wrong. The question is, was there a reason for this, or is it just random? I don't think much of Charlie Manuel's tactics, but he sure seems to be in the dugout for a lot of successful teams. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Phillies mini slide over the last 2 weeks change their approach to the trade market? There have been murmurs that Shane Victorino or Carlos Ruiz could be dealt off the major league roster in a big move. Any truth to that? Thanks.
(JM from MD)
I just don't see the Phillies making a big move. I've been wrong many times before but I think, their recent sturggles notwithstanding, that they feel they already have a club good enough to play in October. I see them making tweaks more than big moves. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gauntlet Legends ROCKS! "Green Warrior... Needs food... NOW!" Gotta love that! If you were offered Shane Victorino for Stephen Drew and A McCutcheon in a 5x5 keeper league, what would you do? What about Ed Encarnacion instead of Victorino?
(DILLS from Chicago)
Gauntlet is coming out on Nintendo DS, and IGN's headline was something like, "DS Needs Food Badly!" What a great headline.

It depends on how thin the rest of your minor league roster is honestly. Do you have other players down there, or is he necessary for your team's future? (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can the Phillies expect out of their revamped outfield? Particularly, how productive does Pecota think the Werth/Jenkins two-headed monster will be?
(Will from New Orleans)
Y'know, it probably made sense for them to get Shane Victorino out of an outfield corner if they were going to play him every day, so there are some gains on the basis of efficiency there, but I can't think of a less inspired free agent acquisition than Geoff Jenkins. I would rather have just entrusted the job to Werth and perhaps signed a Cliff Floyd type as a plan B. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneAlright, alright lay off. Special Assistant's should get the benefit of the doubt here. Notable pitches from Edison (Gameday Speeds): 94-97 MPH fastball, 82 MPH changeup, 78 MPH curveball . . . Shane Victorino's double on a 85 MPH change (Jesse Behr)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneAlright, alright lay off. Special Assistant's should get the benefit of the doubt here. Notable pitches from Edison (Gameday Speeds): 94-97 MPH fastball, 82 MPH changeup, 78 MPH curveball . . . Shane Victorino's double on a 85 MPH change (Jesse Behr)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneI have to think Yankees fans were conditioned by too many late-career Bernie Williams seasons in center if they're wild about that inning-ending drive to Shane Victorino's glove. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneShane Victorino wears pants to the surprise of many casual Yankee fans. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableShane Victorino: the rare two-time Rule 5 draftee. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game FiveJunk stat of the night: Shane Victorino's 13 RBI in the postseason is a Phillies record. Not to take away from Victorino's performance, but the Phils haven't made the World Series in the Wild Card era, so they probably haven't had a chance to play 14 games in a postseason before, right? (Derek Jacques)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourSomewhere, I wrote or said that Shane Victorino would be the key to this series. I think it was on KVET in Austin ... I hope they saved that tape. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourWhere exactly was Shane Victorino playing Pierre? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSShane Victorino is a really fun player to watch... unlike the Kory DeHaan clone Victorino was when he got some playing time with the Padres back in 2003. He's done wonderful things with his game since then. (Dave Pease)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSNice game between the Phillies and Dodgers, pretty much the definition of a modern game. Lots of runs, lots of relievers, and a ton of annoying promos.

I'm also convinced that the emergence of Shane Victorino is something that's going to be long term. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesLooks like Shane Victorino won't be buying his own drinks for a while. (Joe Sheehan)
 

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