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Portrait of J.D. Drew

J.D. Drew RFRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 6153 .278 .384 .489 .298 40.8
Birth Date11-20-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age42 years, 8 months, 2 days
BatsL
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
1998 SLN 22 14 41 36 9 15 3 1 5 35 4 10 0 1 0 13 0 0 .417 .463 .972 .415 7.3 1.4 0.9
1999 SLN 23 104 430 368 72 89 16 6 13 156 50 77 6 3 3 39 19 3 .242 .340 .424 .263 16.6 6.5 2.2
2000 SLN 24 135 486 407 73 120 17 2 18 195 67 99 6 1 5 57 17 9 .295 .401 .479 .289 27.2 7.6 3.3
2001 SLN 25 109 443 375 80 121 18 5 27 230 57 75 4 4 3 73 13 3 .323 .414 .613 .335 46.6 3.4 4.9
2002 SLN 26 135 496 424 61 107 19 1 18 182 57 104 8 4 3 56 8 2 .252 .349 .429 .276 16.2 1.4 1.8
2003 SLN 27 100 328 287 60 83 13 3 15 147 36 48 3 0 2 42 2 2 .289 .374 .512 .295 19.8 -0.4 1.9
2004 ATL 28 145 645 518 118 158 28 8 31 295 118 116 5 3 1 93 12 3 .305 .436 .569 .352 80.4 2.6 8.1
2005 LAN 29 72 311 252 48 72 12 1 15 131 51 50 5 3 0 36 1 1 .286 .412 .520 .330 27.6 -1.6 2.6
2006 LAN 30 146 594 494 84 140 34 6 20 246 89 106 4 6 1 100 2 3 .283 .393 .498 .305 41.3 13.4 5.3
2007 BOS 31 140 552 466 84 126 30 4 11 197 79 100 1 6 0 64 4 2 .270 .373 .423 .285 28.1 -6.6 2.1
2008 BOS 32 109 456 368 79 103 23 4 19 191 79 80 4 5 0 64 4 1 .280 .408 .519 .309 34.3 -4.9 3.0
2009 BOS 33 137 539 452 84 126 30 4 24 236 82 109 3 1 1 68 2 6 .279 .392 .522 .294 29.2 1.1 3.1
2010 BOS 34 139 546 478 69 122 24 2 22 216 60 105 4 4 0 68 3 1 .255 .341 .452 .266 13.8 -2.1 1.2
2011 BOS 35 81 286 248 23 55 6 1 4 75 33 58 2 3 0 22 0 1 .222 .315 .302 .234 -2.1 5.8 0.4
Career156661535173944143727348242253286211375544197958737.278.384.489.298386.627.640.8

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
1997 SPL A 0 200 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 14 41 .415 .256 .321 .398 .256 .455 99 7 1.1 -0.3 1.4 -0.4 7.3 0.9 7.3 0.9
1998 SPL A 0 135 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARK AA 0 81 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 0 102 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 104 430 .263 .270 .339 .432 .259 .270 101 1.4 11.7 1.2 6.5 2.4 16.6 2.2 16.6 2.2
1999 MEM AAA 0 97 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 135 486 .289 .271 .345 .437 .262 .351 103 16.7 13.4 -4.2 7.6 1.4 27.2 3.3 27.2 3.3
2001 SLN MLB 109 443 .335 .266 .332 .437 .262 .339 101 36.4 11.9 -4.1 3.4 2.3 46.6 4.9 46.6 4.9
2001 PEO A 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .545 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLN MLB 135 496 .276 .260 .328 .415 .260 .291 99 8.5 12.6 -5 1.4 0.0 16.2 1.8 16.2 1.8
2003 SLN MLB 100 328 .295 .261 .331 .415 .258 .304 100 12.4 8.6 -1.9 -0.4 0.7 19.8 1.9 19.8 1.9
2003 PMB A+ 8 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 145 645 .352 .263 .331 .426 .263 .340 93 65.1 19.2 -6.8 2.6 2.9 80.4 8.1 80.4 8.1
2005 LAN MLB 72 311 .330 .276 .338 .442 .270 .300 97 23 8.9 -1.8 -1.6 -2.6 27.6 2.6 27.6 2.6
2006 LAN MLB 146 594 .305 .268 .335 .430 .265 .321 95 29.8 17.9 -6.7 13.4 0.3 41.3 5.3 41.3 5.3
2007 BOS MLB 140 552 .285 .270 .338 .422 .264 .319 102 15.4 16.4 -5.7 -6.6 2.1 28.1 2.1 28.1 2.1
2008 BOS MLB 109 456 .309 .264 .331 .414 .259 .307 107 23.8 13.2 -4.9 -4.9 2.2 34.3 3.0 34.3 3.0
2009 BOS MLB 137 539 .294 .264 .331 .424 .259 .319 111 19.3 15.5 -5.7 1.1 0.1 29.2 3.1 29.2 3.1
2010 BOS MLB 139 546 .266 .258 .322 .409 .254 .282 113 3.3 15.1 -5.5 -2.1 1.0 13.8 1.2 13.8 1.2
2011 BOS MLB 81 286 .234 .253 .314 .399 .257 .270 108 -7.4 7.7 -2.7 5.8 0.3 -2.1 0.4 -2.1 0.4
2011 LOW A- 1 4 .312 .291 .308 .372 .241 .000 99 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 PAW AAA 1 3 .644 .298 .341 .423 .255 1.000 105 1.4 0.1 0 -0.2 -0.0 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1

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
1997 SPL A 200 0 58 6 1 18 0 30 0 5 3 .341 .440 .706 .365 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 102 15 25 8 1 2 13 22 18 1 3 .316 .471 .519 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SPL A 135 0 44 11 2 9 0 21 0 8 1 .386 .481 .754 .368 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 41 9 15 3 1 5 13 4 10 0 0 .417 .463 .972 .556 .415 7.3 1.4 0.9
1998 ARK AA 81 18 22 3 1 5 11 13 15 2 1 .328 .444 .627 .299 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 430 72 89 16 6 13 39 50 77 19 3 .242 .340 .424 .182 .263 16.6 6.5 2.2
1999 MEM AAA 97 11 26 5 1 2 15 8 20 6 1 .299 .371 .448 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 486 73 120 17 2 18 57 67 99 17 9 .295 .401 .479 .184 .289 27.2 7.6 3.3
2001 PEO A 12 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .545 .583 .727 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLN MLB 443 80 121 18 5 27 73 57 75 13 3 .323 .414 .613 .291 .335 46.6 3.4 4.9
2002 SLN MLB 496 61 107 19 1 18 56 57 104 8 2 .252 .349 .429 .177 .276 16.2 1.4 1.8
2003 PMB A+ 27 4 7 0 0 1 3 7 4 0 0 .368 .556 .526 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 328 60 83 13 3 15 42 36 48 2 2 .289 .374 .512 .223 .295 19.8 -0.4 1.9
2004 ATL MLB 645 118 158 28 8 31 93 118 116 12 3 .305 .436 .569 .264 .352 80.4 2.6 8.1
2005 LAN MLB 311 48 72 12 1 15 36 51 50 1 1 .286 .412 .520 .234 .330 27.6 -1.6 2.6
2006 LAN MLB 594 84 140 34 6 20 100 89 106 2 3 .283 .393 .498 .215 .305 41.3 13.4 5.3
2007 BOS MLB 552 84 126 30 4 11 64 79 100 4 2 .270 .373 .423 .152 .285 28.1 -6.6 2.1
2008 BOS MLB 456 79 103 23 4 19 64 79 80 4 1 .280 .408 .519 .239 .309 34.3 -4.9 3.0
2009 BOS MLB 539 84 126 30 4 24 68 82 109 2 6 .279 .392 .522 .243 .294 29.2 1.1 3.1
2010 BOS MLB 546 69 122 24 2 22 68 60 105 3 1 .255 .341 .452 .197 .266 13.8 -2.1 1.2
2011 LOW A- 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .312 0.4 0.0 0.0
2011 PAW AAA 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .644 1.4 -0.2 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 286 23 55 6 1 4 22 33 58 0 1 .222 .315 .302 .081 .234 -2.1 5.8 0.4

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 1834 0.5027 0.3719 0.7977 0.5607 0.1809 0.8743 0.5576 0.2023 948 -0.003177
2009 2195 0.5071 0.3722 0.8078 0.5526 0.1867 0.8797 0.5891 0.1922 1152 -0.005296
2010 2207 0.5419 0.3774 0.8091 0.5360 0.1899 0.8549 0.6563 0.1909 1133 0.002908
2011 1137 0.5145 0.3923 0.7870 0.5521 0.2228 0.8359 0.6585 0.2130 564 -0.000932
Career73730.51760.37680.80250.54960.19180.86420.61210.19751004.8923-0.0016

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
2011-09-17 2011-09-17 On-Alr 0 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2011-08-29 2011-08-29 On-Alr 0 0 Right Fingers Fracture with Loose Sliver Middle Finger - -
2011-07-20 2011-09-25 60-DL 67 62 Left Shoulder Impingement - -
2011-06-27 2011-06-30 DTD 3 2 Left Contusion Batting Practice -
2011-05-25 2011-05-29 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-05-04 2011-05-05 DTD 1 1 General Medical Vertigo -
2011-03-23 2011-03-25 Camp 2 0 General Medical Illness -
2011-03-04 2011-03-07 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2011-02-06 2011-02-06 Off 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Lingering Proximal Hamstring Tendinosis In Off-season - Sought Out PRP -
2010-09-13 2010-09-18 DTD 5 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-07-27 2010-07-30 DTD 3 2 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-06-30 2010-07-02 DTD 2 1 Neck Stiffness -
2010-06-19 2010-06-24 DTD 5 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-05-26 2010-05-27 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2010-05-23 2010-05-23 DTD 0 0 Hip Soreness Hip Flexor -
2010-05-18 2010-05-18 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-05-10 2010-05-11 DTD 1 1 General Medical Vertigo -
2010-04-26 2010-04-26 DTD 0 0 General Medical Vertigo -
2010-04-11 2010-04-11 DTD 0 0 Neck Soreness -
2009-11-19 2009-11-19 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Bone Spur In AC Joint 2009-11-19
2009-09-30 2009-10-04 DTD 4 4 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-08-15 2009-08-18 DTD 3 2 Left Groin Strain -
2009-07-31 2009-08-01 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Strain -
2009-06-14 2009-06-16 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-06-06 2009-06-09 DTD 3 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2009-05-09 2009-05-10 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-04-26 2009-04-27 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-03-20 2009-03-25 Camp 5 0 Right Hand Contusion -
2009-03-02 2009-03-02 On-Alr 0 0 - Back Inflammation Facet Joint Injection 2009-03-02 -
2008-08-18 2008-09-08 15-DL 21 18 Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2008-07-09 2008-07-12 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2008-05-29 2008-05-31 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness Vertigo -
2008-05-14 2008-05-17 DTD 3 1 Left Wrist Sprain -
2008-04-30 2008-05-03 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2008-03-25 2008-04-02 Camp 8 3 Low Back Spasms -
2007-09-01 2007-09-02 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2007-07-19 2007-07-20 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-07-14 2007-07-16 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-06-21 2007-06-23 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2007-06-02 2007-06-04 DTD 2 2 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-05-16 2007-05-19 DTD 3 2 Low Back Contusion Wall -
2007-04-30 2007-05-01 DTD 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2006-07-21 2006-07-21 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion Patella -
2006-06-11 2006-06-13 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2006-06-08 2006-06-09 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-05-27 2006-05-29 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2005-09-20 2005-09-20 On-Alr 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery 2005-09-20 -
2005-09-20 2005-09-20 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2005-09-20
2005-07-04 2005-10-03 60-DL 91 81 Left Wrist Fracture Ulnar Styloid Process 2005-09-20
2005-06-22 2005-06-27 DTD 5 5 Left Knee Soreness -
2005-05-23 2005-05-24 DTD 1 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2005-05-08 2005-05-10 DTD 2 2 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2004-09-19 2004-09-21 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness -
2004-08-24 2004-08-25 DTD 1 1 Head Laceration Hit Head on Dugout Roof -
2004-08-15 2004-08-16 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness -
2004-08-08 2004-08-08 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2004-08-02 2004-08-03 DTD 1 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2004-05-03 2004-05-07 DTD 4 3 Neck Stiffness -
2004-04-13 2004-04-20 DTD 7 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-08-09 2003-09-01 15-DL 23 21 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-07-06 2003-07-08 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2003-06-27 2003-06-27 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Soreness -
2003-06-25 2003-06-25 DTD 0 0 Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2003-06-04 2003-06-06 DTD 2 2 Ankle Sprain -
2003-05-14 2003-05-16 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2003-03-30 2003-04-20 15-DL 21 16 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Patellar Tendon Debridement 2002-10-17
2003-01-31 2003-01-31 Off 0 0 Left Foot Surgery Cyst 2003-01-31 -
2002-10-17 2002-10-17 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Debridement 2002-10-17
2002-06-28 2002-07-13 15-DL 15 11 Right Knee Inflammation -
2001-08-08 2001-08-20 DTD 12 12 - Low Back Strain - -
2001-06-18 2001-07-31 15-DL 43 35 Right Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal -
2000-07-08 2000-07-27 15-DL 19 15 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1999-05-16 1999-06-30 15-DL 45 41 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 $
2011 BOS $14,000,000
2010 BOS $14,000,000
2009 BOS $14,000,000
2008 BOS $14,000,000
2007 BOS $14,000,000
2006 LAN $11,000,000
2005 LAN $9,000,000
2004 ATL $4,200,000
2003 SLN $3,700,000
2002 SLN $3,100,000
2001 SLN $2,750,000
2000 SLN $2,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$106,500,000
12 yrTotal$106,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 20 dScott Boras5 years/$70M (2007-11)

Details
  • 5 years/$70M (2007-11). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/06. 07-11: $14M/year. $9M of 2011 salary deferred @ 1% interest unless Drew plays 500 games 2007-10 or 375 games 2008-10. Limited no-trade protection: Boston may name 28 clubs where Drew may be traded, Drew may block deals to two clubs.
  • 5 years/$55M (2005-09). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/04. $2M signing bonus. 05:$9M, 06-09:$11M/year. Drew may void remainder of contract after 2006 season. Drew opted out of contract 11/06.
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2004). Signed by Atlanta 1/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2003). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/03 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from St. Louis 12/03.
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2002). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/02.
  • 4 years/$7M (1998-2001). Signed Major League contract with St. Louis. $2M in performance bonuses.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 1998 (1-5).
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 1997 (1-2) (did not sign).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rumor is the Red Sox open up the vault for Crawford. Does that make sense, as the Monster means he has that much less room to cover LF, with his top-flight defense thus being less valuable in Boston than elsewhere?
(DrManhattan from NYC)
The Red Sox won't sign him for seven years, which seems to be the number everyone is repeating. They will be in on Jayson Werth though, since he can be signed for five years in what will probably turn out out to be the 2011 equivalent of a J.D. Drew contract.

It is an easy left field to play in the sense that there is less room to cover, but you still have 81 road games to play, and just as important as his speed and range are his defensive instincts. I would expect him to be able to cut off a lot of shallow outfield singles and turn them into outs if he played in Fenway. There are ways to use the lack of area to cover to your advantage with his skillset--even Manny Ramirez used to be able to rob people of singles or hold them to them. (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why no talk of the Red Sox installing Mike Cameron in Fenway's spacious RF and moving JD Drew to LF? Cameron's arm too weak?
(TheGreenMiles from Arlington, VA)
I guess this is where I put on Kevin Goldstein's kangol for a moment and remind people that players aren't Strat cards. Cameron's a tremendous center fielder; you can bet he expects to play center. And you want to ask J.D. Drew, the Meissen man, to go play under the Monster? It's neat to ponder, but I just don't see anyone making this pitch, let alone this sale. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Red Sox are a pretty smart organization. I would expect a smart organization to not play Jason Varitek at all when they have Victor Martinez. Will I be disappointed?
(akachazz from DC)
I think the lineup they started last night is what we'll see next week, with J.D. Drew in right field instead of...Gathright or Reddick, I forget who started. Martinez catches and bats third. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-14 16:30:00 (link to chat)Scott Boras: good for baseball or bad for baseball?
(Vic from West Chester, PA)
It's tough to say whether he is good for baseball or bad for baseball. I don't think he's necessarily all that good for his clients though. He has a lot of money, and can afford to be much riskier with other people's money. By giving himself the credibility as a tough negotiator, he puts his current clients at risk of getting little money so that he can extract more money from teams down the line. Take the J.D. Drew thing as an example. J.D. Drew was major-league ready when the Phillies drafted him, but he waited a year without signing with Phillies to sign with the Cardinals for only a small amount more the following year. That extra money cost Drew a year of free agent salaries because he was major league ready and he probably lost him ten times what he gained in the process. Drew probably didn't want to play with the Phillies, but there are plenty of examples (Kyle Lohse, I think Jason Varitek) where Boras takes a hard stance that works a lot and fails occasionally, and it's not necessarily wise to be that risky if you're not already rich. (Matt Swartz)
2009-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Easy question, Marc: Sox or Yanks in '09?
(mattymatty from Philly, PA)
Easy answer for an easy question: Red Sox. Well, unless J.D. Drew misses too much time with his back, and none of the Red Sox veteran signings pan out like they were supposed to...okay, so maybe the answer isn't that easy. (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Boston ever going to get off their Varitek addiction? Is it worth trading Buchholz to get an adequate solution for the next few years?
(kingofstyle from NY)
Given that Buchholz has some very real talent despite his case of the Ruffcorns as far as sticking, that's one of the choices the Red Sox are very sensibly trying to avoid until they absolutely have to live with it. I talked about it in today's TA in my coverage of the Varitek signing... I guess I don't see why you have to burn $5 million, just because Teixeira said "no thank you." As Steven Goldman noted earlier today in his bit, this isn't a club with perfect solutions across 1B/3B/DH should any of the first-rank guys falter, and they're counting on J.D. Drew to boot? I see a thicket of potentially overlapping offensive problems. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any reservations about Joba's ability to stick as a starter? About Hughes ability to stay healthy?
(Rob from Brighton)
I think Joba Chamberlain will be a solid starter, but I'm not sure about being a #1. Since they signed Sabathia, he doesn't have to be. 2? 3? Not sure, but they've handled him well. Hughes - well, he hasn't stayed healthy yet, so I don't have any reason to think that will change. It could, since he's young, and he's been good when healthy so you have to keep hoping. Hughes is the guy I usually cite, along with Rocco Baldelli and J.D. Drew, when I say that genetics will be the next revolution in baseball. (Will Carroll)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Fukodome be this year? Where would he rank among all OFs?
(jedmonds15 from St. Louis)
The line I've heard about Fukudome is that he's a J.D. Drew-type hitter, capable of .300/.400/.500. PECOTA has him at .289/.401/.504 with 30 VORP, which looks pretty good to me. That would have run 8th among MLB RFs last year - upper 25% basically. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableBatting David Ortiz a couple of spots ahead of J.D. Drew, and treating him as a two-way player, was delusional. That wasn't the only mistake, but it didn't help.

It's a three-game losing streak at the wrong time. The Angels outplayed the Sox, flat beat them, same as the Dodgers did the Cardinals for the most part. It happens. The mistake is overreaction to three games.

(Joe Sheehan)
 

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