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Miguel Cairo 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 4392 .264 .314 .361 80 3.0
Birth Date5-4-1974
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age44 years, 11 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
1996 TOR 22 9 30 6 2 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 .222 .300 .296 66 -1.2 1.4 1.3 0.2
1997 CHN 23 16 32 7 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 .241 .313 .276 86 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
1998 TBA 24 150 558 138 26 5 5 24 44 6 19 8 .268 .307 .367 78 -14.1 -0.7 7.0 0.6
1999 TBA 25 120 508 137 15 5 3 24 46 7 22 7 .295 .335 .368 79 -11.8 1.3 7.0 0.9
2000 TBA 26 119 417 98 18 2 1 29 34 2 28 7 .261 .314 .328 72 -13.3 5.3 -9.2 -0.5
2001 CHN 27 66 147 35 3 1 2 16 21 0 2 1 .285 .364 .374 91 -1.0 0.3 -1.4 0.3
2001 SLN 27 27 35 11 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .371 .576 91 -0.2 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1
2002 SLN 28 108 208 46 9 2 2 13 36 3 1 1 .250 .307 .353 74 -5.9 -0.2 -2.7 -0.3
2003 SLN 29 92 290 64 15 2 5 13 30 6 4 1 .245 .289 .375 76 -7.7 1.2 -3.0 -0.2
2004 NYA 30 122 408 105 17 5 6 18 49 14 11 3 .292 .346 .417 97 -0.7 0.9 -4.3 0.7
2005 NYN 31 100 367 82 18 0 2 19 31 4 13 3 .251 .296 .324 72 -12.0 -1.9 0.9 -0.3
2006 NYA 32 81 244 53 12 3 0 13 31 1 13 1 .239 .280 .320 67 -9.4 1.0 0.7 -0.1
2007 NYA 33 54 121 27 7 0 0 8 19 1 8 1 .252 .308 .318 71 -4.0 -0.7 1.1 -0.1
2007 SLN 33 28 72 17 2 2 0 3 5 1 2 1 .254 .296 .343 73 -2.2 -0.5 1.9 0.1
2008 SEA 34 108 250 55 14 2 0 18 32 4 5 2 .249 .316 .330 74 -7.3 2.0 0.9 0.0
2009 PHI 35 27 47 12 2 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 .267 .283 .422 89 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 0.1
2010 CIN 36 91 226 58 12 0 4 17 30 4 4 0 .290 .353 .410 93 -1.6 0.2 -4.3 0.0
2011 CIN 37 102 276 65 8 2 8 18 36 7 3 4 .265 .330 .412 103 1.3 0.1 3.9 1.4
2012 CIN 38 70 156 28 7 2 1 4 20 1 4 0 .187 .212 .280 67 -5.9 0.9 2.7 0.1
Career14904392104419334412434826413940.264.314.36180-98.09.62.03.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1992 VRO A+ FSL 36 140 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 VRO A+ FSL 90 391 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BAK A+ CLF 133 592 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SAN AA TXS 107 474 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 TOR MLB AL 9 30 .263 .342 .408 .333 99 -1.8 0.9 0 66 12 1.3 1.4 -1.2 0.2
1996 SYR AAA INT 120 509 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CHN MLB NL 16 32 .276 .342 .399 .269 97 -0.8 0.8 0 86 10 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
1997 IOW AAA AA 0 599 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TBA MLB AL 150 558 .267 .332 .421 .284 95 -12.5 15.2 -0.8 78 9 7.0 -0.7 -14.1 0.6
1999 TBA MLB AL 120 508 .272 .341 .435 .318 96 -10.2 14.2 -0.8 79 9 7.0 1.3 -11.8 0.9
1999 STP A+ FSL 0 14 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ORL AA SOU 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB AL 119 417 .270 .337 .432 .281 88 -12.6 13.1 -0.7 72 10 -9.2 5.3 -13.3 -0.5
2001 CHN MLB NL 66 147 .262 .327 .428 .327 99 1.7 4.4 0.4 91 12 -1.4 0.3 -1.0 0.3
2001 SLN MLB NL 27 35 .256 .321 .427 .333 101 2.7 1.0 -0.1 91 13 -0.1 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1
2001 IOW AAA PCL 34 136 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLN MLB NL 108 208 .255 .329 .403 .297 101 -5.3 6.0 -0.5 74 9 -2.7 -0.2 -5.9 -0.3
2003 SLN MLB NL 92 290 .267 .335 .429 .253 101 -8 7.6 -0.5 76 11 -3.0 1.2 -7.7 -0.2
2003 MEM AAA PCL 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYA MLB AL 122 408 .263 .334 .418 .320 103 3.3 12.1 -0.3 97 7 -4.3 0.9 -0.7 0.7
2005 NYN MLB NL 100 367 .264 .328 .415 .268 94 -12.8 10.6 -1 72 10 0.9 -1.9 -12.0 -0.3
2005 SLU A+ FSL 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NYA MLB AL 81 244 .271 .337 .433 .273 107 -13.3 7.3 -0.2 67 9 0.7 1.0 -9.4 -0.1
2007 NYA MLB AL 54 121 .267 .334 .424 .303 103 -6.1 3.6 -1.1 71 13 1.1 -0.7 -4.0 -0.1
2007 SLN MLB NL 28 72 .268 .331 .428 .274 102 -1.7 2.1 0 73 13 1.9 -0.5 -2.2 0.1
2007 MEM AAA PCL 9 38 .300 .373 .478 .360 126 -0.4 1.1 0 88 0 1.4 1.1 -1.0 0.3
2008 SEA MLB AL 108 250 .264 .332 .409 .289 99 -7 7.2 -3 74 14 0.9 2.0 -7.3 0.0
2009 PHI MLB NL 27 47 .247 .316 .392 .275 96 -0.7 1.4 0.1 89 11 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 0.1
2009 LEH AAA INT 78 315 .265 .332 .392 .317 104 -6 9.2 3.5 96 0 -6.0 -1.0 -5.2 0.1
2010 CIN MLB NL 91 226 .260 .325 .408 .320 97 5.9 6.2 -0.7 93 12 -4.3 0.2 -1.6 0.0
2011 CIN MLB NL 102 276 .255 .316 .394 .279 103 2.8 7.4 0.7 103 9 3.9 0.1 1.3 1.4
2012 CIN MLB NL 70 156 .252 .317 .399 .208 101 -11.7 4.3 -1.2 67 11 2.7 0.9 -5.9 0.1
2012 DYT A MID 3 11 .241 .303 .332 .000 100 -1.2 0.3 -0.1 32 0 -0.2 0.0 -1.0 -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
1992 VRO A+ FSL 140 125 7 28 0 0 0 28 7 11 12 5 3 .224 .281 .224 .000 3 3
1993 VRO A+ FSL 391 346 50 109 10 1 1 124 23 28 22 23 16 .315 .368 .358 .043 10 10
1994 BAK A+ CLF 592 533 76 155 23 4 2 192 48 34 37 44 23 .291 .332 .360 .069 15 15
1995 SAN AA TXS 474 435 53 121 20 1 1 146 41 26 32 33 16 .278 .323 .336 .057 4 4
1996 SYR AAA INT 509 465 71 129 14 4 3 160 48 26 44 27 9 .277 .323 .344 .067 5 5
1996 TOR MLB AL 30 27 5 6 2 0 0 8 1 2 9 0 0 .222 .300 .296 .074 0 0
1997 IOW AAA AA 599 569 82 159 35 4 5 217 46 24 54 40 15 .279 .316 .381 .102 0 0
1997 CHN MLB NL 32 29 7 7 1 0 0 8 1 2 3 0 0 .241 .313 .276 .034 0 0
1998 TBA MLB AL 558 515 49 138 26 5 5 189 46 24 44 19 8 .268 .307 .367 .099 2 11
1999 STP A+ FSL 14 13 2 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 1 1 .385 .429 .385 .000 0 0
1999 TBA MLB AL 508 465 61 137 15 5 3 171 36 24 46 22 7 .295 .335 .368 .073 5 7
1999 ORL AA SOU 13 13 1 5 2 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 1 .385 .385 .538 .154 0 0
2000 TBA MLB AL 417 375 49 98 18 2 1 123 34 29 34 28 7 .261 .314 .328 .067 5 6
2001 IOW AAA PCL 136 123 22 37 7 1 3 55 14 8 11 3 4 .301 .338 .447 .146 4 4
2001 CHN MLB NL 147 123 20 35 3 1 2 46 9 16 21 2 1 .285 .364 .374 .089 1 7
2001 SLN MLB NL 35 33 5 11 5 0 1 19 7 2 2 0 0 .333 .371 .576 .242 0 0
2002 SLN MLB NL 208 184 28 46 9 2 2 65 23 13 36 1 1 .250 .307 .353 .103 2 6
2003 SLN MLB NL 290 261 41 64 15 2 5 98 32 13 30 4 1 .245 .289 .375 .130 7 3
2003 MEM AAA PCL 13 13 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 .231 .231 .308 .077 0 0
2004 NYA MLB AL 408 360 48 105 17 5 6 150 42 18 49 11 3 .292 .346 .417 .125 4 12
2005 SLU A+ FSL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2005 NYN MLB NL 367 327 31 82 18 0 2 106 19 19 31 13 3 .251 .296 .324 .073 5 12
2006 NYA MLB AL 244 222 28 53 12 3 0 71 30 13 31 13 1 .239 .280 .320 .081 3 5
2007 SLN MLB NL 72 67 8 17 2 2 0 23 5 3 5 2 1 .254 .296 .343 .090 0 1
2007 MEM AAA PCL 38 31 8 9 2 0 0 11 3 5 6 2 0 .290 .421 .355 .065 0 0
2007 NYA MLB AL 121 107 12 27 7 0 0 34 10 8 19 8 1 .252 .308 .318 .065 1 4
2008 SEA MLB AL 250 221 34 55 14 2 0 73 23 18 32 5 2 .249 .316 .330 .081 1 6
2009 LEH AAA INT 315 296 44 85 12 2 5 116 33 15 40 8 1 .287 .325 .392 .105 1 1
2009 PHI MLB NL 47 45 6 12 2 1 1 19 2 0 4 0 0 .267 .283 .422 .156 0 1
2010 CIN MLB NL 226 200 30 58 12 0 4 82 28 17 30 4 0 .290 .353 .410 .120 3 2
2011 CIN MLB NL 276 245 33 65 8 2 8 101 33 18 36 3 4 .265 .330 .412 .147 3 3
2012 CIN MLB NL 156 150 9 28 7 2 1 42 13 4 20 4 0 .187 .212 .280 .093 1 0
2012 DYT A MID 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 859 0.5402 0.4377 0.8404 0.6099 0.2354 0.9046 0.6452 0.1596 -0.0011
2009 148 0.6081 0.4797 0.9014 0.6000 0.2931 0.9815 0.6471 0.0986 0.0050
2010 822 0.4842 0.4745 0.8205 0.6382 0.3208 0.8976 0.6765 0.1795 -0.0015
2011 1005 0.5224 0.4507 0.8543 0.6114 0.2750 0.8910 0.7652 0.1457 -0.0010
2012 543 0.5635 0.5285 0.8746 0.7026 0.3038 0.9395 0.6806 0.1254 0.0023
Career33770.52800.46700.84790.63170.28150.90780.69430.1521-0.0004

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
2012-04-15 2012-05-07 15-DL 22 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-09-22 2011-09-29 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2011-09-23 -
2011-09-17 2011-09-19 DTD 2 2 - Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-09-03 2011-09-06 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2011-08-09 2011-08-12 DTD 3 3 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-08-07 2011-08-08 DTD 1 1 - Abdomen Soreness Oblique - -
2011-05-05 2011-05-07 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-05-01 2011-05-04 DTD 3 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2010-08-26 2010-08-30 DTD 4 3 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2009-03-28 2009-03-29 Camp 1 0 Elbow Contusion HBP -
2008-09-02 2008-09-05 DTD 3 2 Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-09-30 2007-10-01 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-03-31 2007-03-31 Camp 0 0 Right Knee Laceration Spiked In Field -
2006-08-06 2006-09-12 15-DL 37 35 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-07-02 2006-07-04 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring Has Been Bothering All Season -
2005-06-15 2005-07-02 15-DL 17 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-06-01 2005-06-06 DTD 5 5 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-03-16 2005-03-18 Camp 2 0 Elbow Soreness -
2003-06-19 2003-07-30 15-DL 41 36 Left Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal HBP -
1999-07-26 1999-08-11 15-DL 16 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-07-23 1999-07-24 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
1999-06-27 1999-06-28 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
1999-06-13 1999-06-15 DTD 2 2 - Thumb Sprain - -
1999-04-24 1999-05-17 15-DL 23 20 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CIN $1,000,000
2011 CIN $1,000,000
2009 PHI $500,000
2008 SEA $850,000
2007 NYA $750,000
2006 NYA $1,000,000
2005 NYN $900,000
2004 NYA $900,000
2003 SLN $850,000
2002 SLN $600,000
2000 TBA $295,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$8,645,000
11 yrTotal$8,645,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 110 dACES2 years/$2M (2011-12)

Details
  • 2 years/$2M (2011-12). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/8/10. 11:$1M, 12:$1M.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/27/10 (minor-league contract). $0.5M salary in majors. Contract purchased 4/5/10.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/15/09 (minor-league contract). DFA 5/16/09, sent outright to Triple-A 5/19/09. Contract purchased 8/23/09.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2008). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/8/08. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 300, 400, 475 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2007). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/07. DFA 8/7/07. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/20/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/1/07.
  • 1 year/$1M (2006). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2005). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/05.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2004). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/03.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2003). Re-signed by St. Louis 12/02.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2002). Re-signed by St. Louis 12/01 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2001). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/01. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 3/01. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers from Chicago Cubs 8/01.
  • 1 year/$0.295M (2000). DFA, released by Tampa Bay 11/00.
  • 1 year/$0.235M (1999). Re-signed by Tampa Bay.
  • 1 year/$0.195M (1998).
  • Selected by Tampa Bay from Chicago Cubs in expansion draft 11/97.
  • Signed 1990 by LA Dodgers as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)howdy! signing thome, does it means kubel rf, cuddyer 3b, punto/casilla 2b?
(mo from las vegas)
I'll be going into this a bit in tomorrow's TA, since I expect Thome's deal and looking at the Twins' lineup options will be the most interesting part (Miguel Cairo's becoming a Red menace notwithstanding), but that would be one possible permutation. However, that would also mean complete faith in Delmon Young, which might be a tough proposition, nice September or not. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, What's up with Towles? I expected some struggles, but he's been awful. Also, why haven't the Mariners recalled Clement? It's not like they can get any worse with him in the lineup.
(Swingingbunts from NY)
I'm a little surprised that Towles has struggled this long but Cecil Cooper seems very commited to sticking with him. I don't get the Mariners handling of Clement. They called him up, he struggled a little and they sent him right back down. It's pretty obvious they don't have much faith in him as they are playing Miguel Cairo, for crying out loud, at first base. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneWow. Totally thought Miguel Cairo would spoil this. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5It is utterly astounding that Miguel Cairo has played this long in the major leagues.
(John Perrotto)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5John Foley (Los Angeles, CA): Steven, in the even the Yanks and Phillies play one another in the World Series what will John Sterling do if Miguel Cairo comes up in a crucial pinch-hitting situation? I predict a complete shutdown reminiscent of one of Mudd's women.

Chekov: This place is even better than Leningrad.

Or like NOMAD, to give you a Star Trek reference for a Star Trek reference. His fascination with Cairo's godlike powers really borders on fetishism. He really sees things in that guy that no one else can. It's like he owns stock in the guy, the degree to which he shills for him.

Before the ball flew out, I was going to say what Christina said: there's NO ONE in the Phillies organization that has more vitality than Cairo? (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Miguel Cairo, the horror. I mean, really, with nobody aboard? And with his "ability" to reach base? I know a burn-worthy PH has his place, but this strikes me as another reminder that, when you play in a bandbox, best to find someone who has an instrument. Andy Tracy > Miguel Cairo. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Miguel Cairo is up. Somewhere, John Sterling is experiencing an inexplicable hot flash. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Miguel Cairo is up. Somewhere, John Sterling is experiencing an inexplicable hot flash. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Jonathan (New York): Matt Kemp, star or superstar?

Star now, superstar if he takes another little hop forward, which is possible given that this was just his age-24 season. It would help if he had a manager that wouldn't let him waste half his season batting in the 6/7/8 spots. I have a lot of respect for Joe Torre in many ways, but in others he reminds me of Richard Mulligan playing Custer in "Little Big Man," making oracular and nonsensical pronouncements about people's jobs ("You are a muleskinner!")that have no basis in reality. In NY, he did it with Jorge Posada, rarely batting him out of the bottom half of the order despite his power and on-base skills. Thus a Posada walk would be followed up something like a Miguel Cairo at-bat. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableOf course, now the Phillies have to close it out having pulled their best reliever for Miguel Cairo... (Steven Goldman)
 

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