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Cody Ransom 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 858 .213 .303 .400 77 1.1
Birth Date2-17-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age43 years, 9 months, 18 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
2001 SFN 25 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 60 -0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0
2002 SFN 26 7 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 90 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1
2003 SFN 27 20 28 6 1 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 .222 .250 .370 58 -1.4 0.4 -1.3 -0.1
2004 SFN 28 78 78 17 6 0 1 6 20 1 2 2 .250 .320 .382 63 -3.5 0.4 -2.6 -0.3
2007 HOU 31 19 46 8 2 0 1 9 9 2 0 0 .229 .413 .371 113 1.0 0.2 -0.2 0.3
2008 NYA 32 33 51 13 3 0 4 6 12 1 0 0 .302 .400 .651 118 1.3 0.7 -0.3 0.3
2009 NYA 33 31 86 15 9 1 0 7 25 0 2 0 .190 .256 .329 56 -4.4 0.6 1.1 0.0
2010 PHI 34 22 46 8 0 0 2 3 11 0 1 0 .190 .244 .333 77 -1.2 0.7 0.3 0.1
2011 ARI 35 12 37 5 2 0 1 3 9 1 1 0 .152 .243 .303 78 -0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1
2012 ARI 36 26 88 21 7 0 5 7 30 3 0 0 .269 .352 .551 72 -2.8 -0.2 -2.5 -0.3
2012 MIL 36 64 194 33 7 0 6 23 79 0 0 1 .196 .293 .345 73 -6.0 0.7 2.0 0.4
2013 CHN 37 57 182 32 10 1 9 22 57 1 0 0 .203 .304 .449 81 -3.5 1.4 1.0 0.4
2013 SDN 37 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 84 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0
Career3838581604723088274963.213.303.40077-21.85.9-2.11.1

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
1998 SLO A- NWN 0 281 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BAK A+ CLF 0 418 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SHV AA TXS 0 46 .000 .000 .000 .176 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SHV AA TXS 0 499 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SFN MLB NL 9 7 .251 .311 .420 .000 104 -2 0.2 0 60 12 0.1 0.3 -0.3 0.0
2001 FRE AAA PCL 134 521 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SFN MLB NL 7 4 .257 .321 .375 1.000 92 0.9 0.1 0.1 90 7 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1
2002 FRE AAA PCL 135 517 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB NL 20 28 .254 .315 .412 .333 98 -1.5 0.7 0.3 58 15 -1.3 0.4 -1.4 -0.1
2003 FRE AAA PCL 112 450 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB NL 78 78 .266 .340 .446 .340 103 -2.2 2.3 0.3 63 9 -2.6 0.4 -3.5 -0.3
2004 FRE AAA PCL 36 158 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 IOW AAA PCL 65 188 .273 .342 .431 .336 94 -7 4.3 1.3 60 0 2.3 0.7 -12.7 -0.4
2005 OKL AAA PCL 24 100 .273 .344 .432 .345 86 2 1.0 0.4 59 0 -1.1 -0.5 -13.1 -1.3
2006 ROU AAA PCL 122 442 .266 .337 .405 .283 95 9.1 13.1 3.7 114 0 -7.8 1.4 9.4 2.0
2007 HOU MLB NL 19 46 .285 .350 .442 .280 103 1.2 1.4 0.4 113 13 -0.2 0.2 1.0 0.3
2007 ROU AAA PCL 135 563 .275 .343 .435 .299 100 13.4 16.9 1 111 0 1.2 0.9 10.0 2.9
2008 NYA MLB AL 33 51 .248 .317 .386 .333 104 4.5 1.5 0.2 118 17 -0.3 0.7 1.3 0.3
2008 SWB AAA INT 116 481 .266 .333 .410 .299 86 16.1 14.5 3.3 111 0 13.4 1.0 -1.3 3.0
2009 NYA MLB AL 31 86 .277 .345 .448 .278 110 -5 2.5 0.3 56 15 1.1 0.6 -4.4 0.0
2009 SWB AAA INT 31 120 .263 .332 .394 .282 101 3.9 3.7 0.3 110 0 -1.7 1.0 1.6 0.5
2010 PHI MLB NL 22 46 .269 .329 .420 .207 91 -2.1 1.3 -0.1 77 17 0.3 0.7 -1.2 0.1
2010 LEH AAA INT 110 443 .268 .335 .423 .316 94 6.2 13.5 0.5 111 0 -12.9 1.6 5.9 0.8
2011 ARI MLB NL 12 37 .235 .299 .370 .174 93 -2.6 1.0 0.3 78 11 0.2 0.5 -0.9 0.1
2011 RNO AAA PCL 101 432 .299 .367 .474 .358 125 20.3 13.4 4.4 124 0 1.9 3.0 14.9 3.6
2012 ARI MLB NL 26 88 .260 .318 .411 .372 101 4 2.4 0.4 72 9 -2.5 -0.2 -2.8 -0.3
2012 MIL MLB NL 64 194 .253 .321 .401 .325 109 -6.8 5.3 1.7 73 9 2.0 0.7 -6.0 0.4
2012 RNO AAA PCL 10 40 .289 .352 .440 .444 113 2 1.2 0.5 94 0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2
2013 CHN MLB NL 57 182 .249 .312 .391 .250 105 0.9 4.8 0.3 81 13 1.0 1.4 -3.5 0.4
2013 SDN MLB NL 5 11 .260 .317 .392 .000 105 -2.6 0.3 0 84 12 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2015 RNO AAA PCL 63 181 .264 .327 .404 .240 113 -6.5 5.0 1.9 55 0 1.3 0.1 -11.3 -0.3
2015 DIA Rk AZL 5 15 .265 .327 .328 .417 93 0.9 0.5 0 151 0 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0

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
1998 SLO A- NWN 281 236 52 55 12 7 6 99 27 43 56 19 6 .233 .356 .419 .186 0 0
1999 SHV AA TXS 46 41 6 5 0 0 2 11 4 4 22 0 0 .122 .217 .268 .146 0 0
1999 BAK A+ CLF 418 356 69 98 12 6 11 155 47 54 108 15 8 .275 .383 .435 .160 0 0
2000 SHV AA TXS 499 459 58 92 21 2 7 138 47 40 141 9 3 .200 .265 .301 .100 0 0
2001 FRE AAA PCL 521 469 77 113 21 6 23 215 78 44 137 17 2 .241 .304 .458 .217 3 3
2001 SFN MLB NL 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2002 SFN MLB NL 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 0 0
2002 FRE AAA PCL 517 449 53 93 18 4 13 158 46 47 151 6 4 .207 .280 .352 .145 12 12
2003 SFN MLB NL 28 27 7 6 1 0 1 10 1 1 11 0 0 .222 .250 .370 .148 0 0
2003 FRE AAA PCL 450 396 56 100 16 4 12 160 50 45 91 14 4 .253 .331 .404 .152 3 3
2004 FRE AAA PCL 158 136 29 42 6 2 10 82 21 19 30 8 0 .309 .392 .603 .294 2 2
2004 SFN MLB NL 78 68 13 17 6 0 1 26 11 6 20 2 2 .250 .320 .382 .132 0 3
2005 OKL AAA PCL 100 92 13 24 5 0 5 44 17 8 32 0 1 .261 .320 .478 .217 0 0
2005 IOW AAA PCL 188 171 22 40 5 1 2 53 16 14 56 6 0 .234 .296 .310 .076 0 0
2006 ROU AAA PCL 442 380 64 94 23 1 21 182 62 54 103 2 1 .247 .345 .479 .232 2 2
2007 ROU AAA PCL 563 503 75 131 35 0 28 250 90 52 131 21 5 .260 .334 .497 .237 1 1
2007 HOU MLB NL 46 35 9 8 2 0 1 13 3 9 9 0 0 .229 .413 .371 .143 0 0
2008 NYA MLB AL 51 43 9 13 3 0 4 28 8 6 12 0 0 .302 .400 .651 .349 0 1
2008 SWB AAA INT 481 423 69 108 24 3 22 204 71 50 115 9 5 .255 .338 .482 .227 2 2
2009 SWB AAA INT 120 96 24 23 7 1 3 41 16 19 22 0 0 .240 .376 .427 .188 0 0
2009 NYA MLB AL 86 79 11 15 9 1 0 26 10 7 25 2 0 .190 .256 .329 .139 0 0
2010 PHI MLB NL 46 42 6 8 0 0 2 14 5 3 11 1 0 .190 .244 .333 .143 0 1
2010 LEH AAA INT 443 394 58 103 25 1 18 184 63 40 108 5 2 .261 .335 .467 .206 1 1
2011 RNO AAA PCL 432 372 86 118 29 3 27 234 92 55 94 10 3 .317 .405 .629 .312 3 0
2011 ARI MLB NL 37 33 3 5 2 0 1 10 4 3 9 1 0 .152 .243 .303 .152 0 0
2012 RNO AAA PCL 40 34 5 10 2 0 2 18 9 6 14 0 0 .294 .400 .529 .235 0 0
2012 ARI MLB NL 88 78 11 21 7 0 5 43 16 7 30 0 0 .269 .352 .551 .282 0 0
2012 MIL MLB NL 194 168 18 33 7 0 6 58 26 23 79 0 1 .196 .293 .345 .149 0 3
2013 CHN MLB NL 182 158 21 32 10 1 9 71 20 22 57 0 0 .203 .304 .449 .247 0 1
2013 SDN MLB NL 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2015 DIA Rk AZL 15 14 2 5 1 0 0 6 2 1 2 0 0 .357 .400 .429 .071 0 0
2015 RNO AAA PCL 181 167 14 35 8 1 6 63 30 10 44 1 0 .210 .249 .377 .168 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 196 0.5102 0.4541 0.7416 0.6400 0.2604 0.8438 0.4800 0.2584 -0.0050
2009 318 0.4654 0.4528 0.6389 0.6824 0.2529 0.7525 0.3721 0.3611 0.0052
2010 178 0.5000 0.5225 0.7097 0.7753 0.2697 0.7826 0.5000 0.2903 -0.0035
2011 131 0.5344 0.4885 0.7344 0.7286 0.2131 0.8039 0.4615 0.2656 0.0002
2012 1182 0.5178 0.4416 0.5996 0.6405 0.2281 0.7194 0.2385 0.4004 -0.0092
2013 811 0.5018 0.4575 0.6712 0.6634 0.2500 0.7667 0.4158 0.3288 -0.0087
Career28160.50640.45560.64780.66440.24140.75330.34840.3522-0.0063

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
2009-09-11 2009-09-17 Minors 6 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-16 2009-08-29 Minors 13 0 Thumb Sprain -
2009-04-25 2009-06-24 60-DL 60 54 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-03-14 2009-03-16 Camp 2 0 Neck Contusion From Throw -
1999-06-11 1999-06-24 Minors 13 0 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ARI $
2014 CHN $
2013 SDN $550,000
2012 ARI $
2011 ARI $
2010 PHI $
2009 NYA $455,100
2004 SFN $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,308,100
3 yrTotal$1,308,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 6 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 2014.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.55M in majors. Contract purchased by San Diego 3/31/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 4/16/13 after being DFA by San Diego 4/12/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/8/13. Released 9/16/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 12/15/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/18/12. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 5/24/12 after being DFA by Arizona 5/21/12. Claimed by Arizona off waivers from Milwaukee 8/31/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/25/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/24/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 7/21/11. DFA by Arizona 8/24/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/11/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/3/10. DFA by Philadelphia 8/5/10, sent outright to Triple-A 8/9/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4551M (2009). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09. DFA by NY Yankees 8/5/09, sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Yankees 8/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Houston 9/4/07. DFA by Houston 10/15/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Houston in trade from Seattle 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago Cubs 3/05. Released by Texas 5/05. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 5/05 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.303M (2004). Signed by San Francisco 2/04. Contract purchased by San Francisco 6/04. Non-tendered by San Francisco 12/04.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 1998 (9-278) (Grand Canyon University).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Sergio Mitre the pitching equivalent of Cody Ransom? Why won't the Yankees just switch Joba and Hughes, to maintain the innings limits on both?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
Hi, Eli. As a 28-year-old sinker guy, Mitre actually has a lot more value than Ransom given that he's younger and these grounder guys seem to be better in their 30s than in their 20s. That said, it's clear that his time is not now, if it's ever going to come, and the Yankees are taking their postseason spot for granted by pitching him. The Joba/Hughes thing is more complicated, because there's just not that much time left in the season to stretch out Hughes. Remember how long it took before they were ready to start Chamberlain last year. It was endless. Hughes has also been so effective out of the pen that you risk messing with something that's really working right now. (Steven Goldman)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Girardi and Cashman's work this year? Overall I like the duo, but watching Jeter bunt in the 5th inning or Cody Ransom remaining on this team is not very encouraging...
(Eli from Brooklyn)
While I've been a big supporter in the past, Cashman's roster work at protecting A-Rod borders upon total f-ing incompetence. Anybody who rosters Angel Berroa for more than 48 hours deserves to be the GM of the Nationals, and anyone who can't come up with a better alternative than Cody Ransom in the two months since he went on the DL deserves to be the GM of the Astros.

Girardi's done a decent job with the hand he's been dealt. He's finally got a functional bullpen thanks to the work of Hughes and Aceves, he's gotten productive stretches from both Brett Gardner and Melky Cabrera, and his failure to rest Rodriguez adequately can be seen as a response to the craptastic options Cashman's provided him with. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I wrote you an email that you didn't answer awhile back about the Yankees and planning. I had a pretty good argument going that the Yankees NEEDED to get someone who could help fill in at 3rd on a constant basis (this was during the Ransom days of April). Now ARod looks like he could use some extended days off and the Yankees decided the brilliant solution is another dose of Ransom. Is this not horrible planning?
(seanp from Los Angeles )
I get a lot of mail and I'm admittedly not good at keeping up with it, in part because I seem to be always running behind. I need a nanny... As I said before, it is poor planning, or poor reacting, because this is something the Yankees should have been working on from the moment A-Rod's hip required surgery. There is one major fault with Brian Cashman. He gets a lot of big stuff right, but seems to take a lot of small things for granted. "Sure, we have a 42-year-old catcher who is due for an injury, but he won't break, and if he does, well, Jose Molina will be jusssssst fine." Uh, no. Same thing with A-Rod. "Cody Ransom will pick up the slack and we'll roll on as usual." Wrong again. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cody Ransom - serviceable placeholder, or run out of the Bronx by mid-April?
(ChuckR from Chicago)
I'm rooting for the old guy, but that .250 career minor league batting average keeps smacking me in the face. If Rodriguez comes back on schedule, Ransom could do almost anything in the relatively short period of time he'll be playing, but I think the odds are against a really good outcome. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What makes you say 2011 for D3? I'd see it as more of a Q4 2010 release since A1 is done and 4 of the 5 classes are in a functional state...
(Aaron from YYZ)
I read it in an article about the game, YYZ (Rush fan?). Perhaps that information is out of date. ...In a way, I'm not looking forward to the game coming out, given the amount of time one can waste on the really good, addictive games. I'm not a kid anymore, and there are things I want to accomplish in my life. Yeah, I really make decisions on a mortality basis. I'm depressed and depressing, I know it. Still, what's a writer who isn't writing? I bet every one of you knows one of those... Earlier this week, or maybe it was during the Yankees-Orioles series, that Joe Girardi had to be itching to give Cody Ransom a start. Today was the day. The only surprise is how long he waited. (Steven Goldman)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ms. Kahrl, any way the Astros can get a "do over" on the Tejada trade if he's indicted? Are there any shortstops available on the FA/trade market? Cody Ransom isn't a big leaguer and I imagine the pitchers would mutiny if stuck with a left side of Blum/Loretta and Wigginton.
(Fred from Space City)
I'm glad you brought this up, Fred, because I think it's an important consideration. The Astros are truly screwed if Tejada's in the hoosegow, and given management's decision to live for today and damn the consequences, they would almost certainly have to do something to keep on believing. Given how the non-resolution of the Reds/Nats grievance is going, I wouldn't invest any hope in the commissioner's office providing some sort of satisfaction. (Christina Kahrl)


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