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Portrait of Ken Caminiti

Ken Caminiti 3BAstros

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 7125 .272 .347 .447 111 37.6
Birth Date4-21-1963
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age56 years, 11 months, 13 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
1987 HOU 24 63 218 50 7 1 3 12 44 0 0 0 .246 .287 .335 68 -8.5 -1.5 -2.9 -0.6
1988 HOU 25 30 89 15 2 0 1 5 18 0 0 0 .181 .225 .241 68 -3.1 -1.0 -0.7 -0.2
1989 HOU 26 161 646 149 31 3 10 51 93 3 4 1 .255 .316 .369 92 -4.3 0.5 15.4 3.4
1990 HOU 27 153 596 131 20 2 4 48 97 0 9 4 .242 .302 .309 76 -15.9 -0.4 -3.2 -0.1
1991 HOU 28 152 632 145 30 3 13 46 85 5 4 5 .253 .312 .383 93 -3.5 -2.3 11.6 2.7
1992 HOU 29 135 557 149 31 2 13 44 68 1 10 4 .294 .350 .441 113 9.6 -0.4 -3.9 2.4
1993 HOU 30 143 596 142 31 0 13 49 88 0 8 5 .262 .321 .390 94 -2.7 -1.8 5.1 2.0
1994 HOU 31 111 454 115 28 2 18 43 71 2 4 3 .283 .352 .495 114 9.8 -2.7 2.6 2.4
1995 SDN 32 143 602 159 33 0 26 69 94 1 12 5 .302 .380 .513 128 23.8 -4.5 6.3 4.5
1996 SDN 33 146 638 178 37 2 40 78 99 4 11 5 .326 .408 .621 157 51.8 -1.5 15.6 8.4
1997 SDN 34 137 576 141 28 0 26 80 118 3 11 2 .290 .389 .508 133 26.5 2.1 11.3 5.7
1998 SDN 35 131 535 114 29 0 29 71 108 4 6 2 .252 .353 .509 132 22.6 -1.6 -4.5 3.2
1999 HOU 36 78 329 78 11 1 13 46 58 3 6 2 .286 .386 .476 119 9.9 -0.3 -0.7 1.8
2000 HOU 37 59 253 63 13 0 15 42 37 1 3 0 .303 .419 .582 136 13.9 0.3 -3.7 1.8
2001 ATL 38 64 193 38 9 0 6 21 44 0 0 1 .222 .306 .380 91 -1.3 -2.4 -3.3 -0.3
2001 TEX 38 54 211 43 8 1 9 22 41 2 0 0 .232 .318 .432 92 -1.3 -0.4 0.6 0.6
Career176071251710348172397271163298839.272.347.447111127.2-17.845.637.6

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
1985 OSC A+ FSL 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CGA AA SOU 137 582 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 HOU MLB NL 63 218 .257 .327 .398 .299 94 -9.4 6.4 0.8 68 11 -2.9 -1.5 -8.5 -0.6
1987 CGA AA SOU 95 407 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 HOU MLB NL 30 89 .239 .294 .344 .215 94 -6.5 2.3 0.3 68 13 -0.7 -1.0 -3.1 -0.2
1988 TUC AAA PCL 109 457 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 HOU MLB NL 161 646 .247 .310 .367 .286 97 -0.5 16.9 2.3 92 11 15.4 0.5 -4.3 3.4
1990 HOU MLB NL 153 596 .257 .318 .381 .286 97 -19.6 16.0 2.2 76 9 -3.2 -0.4 -15.9 -0.1
1991 HOU MLB NL 152 632 .249 .310 .370 .275 97 -3.7 17.1 2.3 93 11 11.6 -2.3 -3.5 2.7
1992 HOU MLB NL 135 557 .251 .310 .367 .317 98 12.3 14.4 2 113 12 -3.9 -0.4 9.6 2.4
1993 HOU MLB NL 143 596 .263 .324 .398 .290 96 -6.4 17.1 2.3 94 8 5.1 -1.8 -2.7 2.0
1994 HOU MLB NL 111 454 .266 .330 .421 .303 97 13.2 13.8 1.9 114 12 2.6 -2.7 9.8 2.4
1995 SDN MLB NL 143 602 .266 .329 .413 .323 99 28.9 18.0 2.5 128 11 6.3 -4.5 23.8 4.5
1996 SDN MLB NL 146 638 .265 .330 .416 .331 99 57.9 19.7 2.7 157 10 15.6 -1.5 51.8 8.4
1997 SDN MLB NL 137 576 .264 .331 .410 .330 98 35.5 15.3 2.3 133 7 11.3 2.1 26.5 5.7
1998 SDN MLB NL 131 535 .261 .329 .414 .263 90 31.2 13.9 2.2 132 10 -4.5 -1.6 22.6 3.2
1999 HOU MLB NL 78 329 .266 .342 .426 .311 95 14 8.9 1.4 119 9 -0.7 -0.3 9.9 1.8
1999 NWO AAA PCL 0 22 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB NL 59 253 .273 .345 .447 .304 120 10.4 7.9 1.1 136 11 -3.7 0.3 13.9 1.8
2001 ATL MLB NL 64 193 .258 .323 .424 .262 98 -3.4 5.7 -2.2 91 10 -3.3 -2.4 -1.3 -0.3
2001 TEX MLB AL 54 211 .268 .331 .436 .248 103 -2.2 6.3 0.9 92 10 0.6 -0.4 -1.3 0.6

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
1985 OSC A+ FSL 527 468 83 133 26 9 4 189 73 51 54 14 4 .284 .355 .404 .120 1 1
1986 CGA AA SOU 582 513 82 154 29 3 12 225 81 56 78 5 3 .300 .369 .439 .138 2 2
1987 CGA AA SOU 407 375 66 122 25 2 15 196 69 25 58 11 5 .325 .368 .523 .197 0 0
1987 HOU MLB NL 218 203 10 50 7 1 3 68 23 12 44 0 0 .246 .287 .335 .089 1 2
1988 TUC AAA PCL 457 416 54 113 24 7 5 166 66 29 54 13 5 .272 .323 .399 .127 1 1
1988 HOU MLB NL 89 83 5 15 2 0 1 20 7 5 18 0 0 .181 .225 .241 .060 1 0
1989 HOU MLB NL 646 585 71 149 31 3 10 216 72 51 93 4 1 .255 .316 .369 .115 4 3
1990 HOU MLB NL 596 541 52 131 20 2 4 167 51 48 97 9 4 .242 .302 .309 .067 4 3
1991 HOU MLB NL 632 574 65 145 30 3 13 220 80 46 85 4 5 .253 .312 .383 .131 4 3
1992 HOU MLB NL 557 506 68 149 31 2 13 223 62 44 68 10 4 .294 .350 .441 .146 4 2
1993 HOU MLB NL 596 543 75 142 31 0 13 212 75 49 88 8 5 .262 .321 .390 .129 3 1
1994 HOU MLB NL 454 406 63 115 28 2 18 201 75 43 71 4 3 .283 .352 .495 .212 3 0
1995 SDN MLB NL 602 526 74 159 33 0 26 270 94 69 94 12 5 .302 .380 .513 .211 6 0
1996 SDN MLB NL 638 546 109 178 37 2 40 339 130 78 99 11 5 .326 .408 .621 .295 10 0
1997 SDN MLB NL 576 486 92 141 28 0 26 247 90 80 118 11 2 .290 .389 .508 .218 7 0
1998 SDN MLB NL 535 452 87 114 29 0 29 230 82 71 108 6 2 .252 .353 .509 .257 8 0
1999 HOU MLB NL 329 273 45 78 11 1 13 130 56 46 58 6 2 .286 .386 .476 .190 7 0
1999 NWO AAA PCL 22 20 6 7 4 0 0 11 3 2 1 0 0 .350 .409 .550 .200 0 0
2000 HOU MLB NL 253 208 42 63 13 0 15 121 45 42 37 3 0 .303 .419 .582 .279 2 0
2001 ATL MLB NL 193 171 12 38 9 0 6 65 16 21 44 0 1 .222 .306 .380 .158 1 0
2001 TEX MLB AL 211 185 24 43 8 1 9 80 25 22 41 0 0 .232 .318 .432 .200 2 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
2001-08-04 2001-08-07 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-06-17 2001-07-02 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-04-21 2001-05-01 DTD 10 7 - Groin Strain - -
2001-04-08 2001-04-10 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Strain Partial Rotator Cuff Tear - -
2000-09-07 2000-09-07 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Chemical Dependence - -
2000-06-16 2000-10-02 60-DL 108 97 Right Wrist Surgery Tendon Sheath 2000-06-20 -
2000-05-31 2000-06-02 DTD 2 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-05-19 2000-05-19 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Contusion Foul Ball - -
2000-04-16 2000-04-18 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2000-04-10 2000-04-15 DTD 5 4 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-09-05 1999-09-05 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
1999-05-22 1999-08-16 15-DL 86 79 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1998-09-19 1998-09-22 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-09-10 1998-09-11 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-08-19 1998-08-20 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-07-29 1998-07-30 DTD 1 1 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
1998-06-06 1998-06-07 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-06-02 1998-06-03 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1998-05-02 1998-05-23 15-DL 21 21 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1998-04-14 1998-04-15 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
1997-10-04 1997-10-04 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Partial Patellar Tendon Tears 1997-10-04 -
1997-07-21 1997-07-22 DTD 1 1 - Neck Strain - -
1997-07-04 1997-07-10 DTD 6 3 - Low Back Spasms - -
1997-06-29 1997-06-30 DTD 1 1 - Sprain Turf Toe - -
1997-06-19 1997-06-21 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-05-12 1997-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1996-11-04 1996-11-04 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 1996-11-04 -
1992-04-19 1992-05-11 15-DL 22 20 Right Shoulder Sprain Separation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 TEX $3,500,000
2000 HOU $4,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$8,000,000
2 yrTotal$8,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Rick Licht

Details
  • $2.5M 02 option + $1M bonus vests 8/01, $3.5M 03 option vests 8/15/02

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
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Following up on steroids, can you envision a steroid regimen coupled with a conditioning program that actually reduced injury risk? Thanks.
(Matt from SD, CA)
Absolutely. If a player intelligently configured his intake volume with a balanced conditioning regimen, then he could see huge benefits with respect to injury risk. Known users like Ken Caminiti and Mark McGwire credited steroids with keeping them on the field, moreso than actually hitting home runs. The benefit of feeling 100% every day during the long-haul of a season is a tremendous benefit that should not be underestimated. (Doug Thorburn)
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has any other player, that you know of, ever broken out like Jose Bautista has in their 30's?
(MGwiz22 from Florida)
Not that I know of. He seems to be surpassing the improvement even that guys like Ken Caminiti or Luis Gonzalez had.

I'd love to know more detail about what he changed mechanically with his swing in late 2009. And I'd love to have the HITf/x data to study him further. (Mike Fast)


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