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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 2095 .233 .268 .337 70 1.0
Birth Date10-28-1961
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age58 years, 0 months, 17 days
BatsR
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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
1985 DET 23 41 87 18 4 1 0 3 21 0 0 0 .220 .247 .293 49 -4.9 -0.6 -0.3 -0.2
1986 SFN 24 89 289 60 14 2 5 15 69 0 3 2 .224 .262 .347 61 -12.8 -2.8 4.7 0.2
1987 SFN 25 84 265 49 8 0 11 17 44 0 0 4 .199 .249 .366 83 -5.4 -0.5 2.9 0.9
1988 SFN 26 92 288 64 13 1 8 13 46 0 0 2 .234 .268 .377 82 -5.6 -0.7 -2.8 0.3
1989 BAL 27 85 301 67 10 1 1 15 53 0 1 4 .241 .279 .295 68 -10.1 0.3 0.4 0.2
1990 BAL 28 93 318 73 14 1 5 11 53 0 0 1 .243 .267 .346 73 -9.3 1.4 -4.4 0.0
1991 BAL 29 79 245 57 10 0 1 11 46 0 0 0 .250 .279 .307 66 -8.9 -2.8 1.2 0.0
1992 KCA 30 32 77 22 5 0 0 5 13 0 0 0 .314 .351 .386 80 -1.5 -0.6 -2.6 -0.2
1993 BOS 31 77 190 39 7 0 3 7 44 1 0 0 .222 .251 .313 57 -9.4 0.2 -2.8 -0.3
1994 CHA 32 11 21 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .158 .200 .158 79 -0.5 0.9 -0.2 0.1
1994 NYA 32 9 14 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .286 .286 .500 80 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
Career692209545685635983961413.233.268.33770-68.9-5.2-4.21.0

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
1981 MCN A SAL 114 455 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 BIR AA SOU 98 390 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BIR AA SOU 78 309 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 EVA AAA AA 45 151 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 BIR AA SOU 69 293 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 EVA AAA AA 44 145 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 DET MLB AL 41 87 .265 .330 .421 .295 98 -6.2 2.4 1.4 49 14 -0.3 -0.6 -4.9 -0.2
1985 NAS AAA AA 53 197 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SFN MLB NL 89 289 .251 .315 .378 .279 97 -10.6 8.0 4.7 61 11 4.7 -2.8 -12.8 0.2
1987 SFN MLB NL 84 265 .264 .326 .406 .197 97 -10.6 7.8 4.5 83 12 2.9 -0.5 -5.4 0.9
1988 SFN MLB NL 92 288 .248 .305 .363 .255 97 -4.2 7.5 4.5 82 13 -2.8 -0.7 -5.6 0.3
1988 PHX AAA PCL 21 84 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB AL 85 301 .257 .317 .378 .293 100 -14.3 7.8 3.9 68 14 0.4 0.3 -10.1 0.2
1990 BAL MLB AL 93 318 .258 .325 .391 .276 98 -13.1 8.5 4.1 73 9 -4.4 1.4 -9.3 0.0
1991 BAL MLB AL 79 245 .255 .323 .392 .301 98 -9.6 6.6 3.7 66 11 1.2 -2.8 -8.9 0.0
1992 KCA MLB AL 32 77 .257 .328 .383 .373 100 0 2.0 0.8 80 14 -2.6 -0.6 -1.5 -0.2
1993 BOS MLB AL 77 190 .264 .332 .403 .273 103 -11 5.5 3.2 57 13 -2.8 0.2 -9.4 -0.3
1994 CHA MLB AL 11 21 .289 .360 .443 .200 97 -3.2 0.6 0.4 79 15 -0.2 0.9 -0.5 0.1
1994 NYA MLB AL 9 14 .297 .371 .493 .300 103 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 80 16 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
1994 COH AAA INT 17 63 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 COH AAA INT 19 69 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1981 MCN A SAL 455 412 56 112 19 1 14 175 64 35 71 5 4 .272 .330 .425 .153 3 3
1982 BIR AA SOU 390 364 33 86 12 1 13 139 52 24 70 1 0 .236 .283 .382 .146 1 1
1983 EVA AAA AA 151 142 10 27 6 0 2 39 11 7 41 0 1 .190 .225 .275 .085 2 2
1983 BIR AA SOU 309 285 43 82 14 2 10 130 56 18 54 0 3 .288 .334 .456 .168 0 0
1984 EVA AAA AA 145 141 12 35 13 0 0 48 11 3 32 0 1 .248 .262 .340 .092 1 1
1984 BIR AA SOU 293 271 34 73 14 1 2 95 33 18 47 1 0 .269 .313 .351 .081 2 2
1985 NAS AAA AA 197 177 27 48 7 1 9 84 24 16 38 3 1 .271 .333 .475 .203 1 1
1985 DET MLB AL 87 82 10 18 4 1 0 24 4 3 21 0 0 .220 .247 .293 .073 0 2
1986 SFN MLB NL 289 268 24 60 14 2 5 93 25 15 69 3 2 .224 .262 .347 .123 3 3
1987 SFN MLB NL 265 246 31 49 8 0 11 90 31 17 44 0 4 .199 .249 .366 .167 2 0
1988 SFN MLB NL 288 273 23 64 13 1 8 103 27 13 46 0 2 .234 .268 .377 .143 1 1
1988 PHX AAA PCL 84 75 11 23 5 0 2 34 9 8 13 0 0 .307 .381 .453 .147 0 0
1989 BAL MLB AL 301 278 22 67 10 1 1 82 32 15 53 1 4 .241 .279 .295 .054 1 7
1990 BAL MLB AL 318 301 30 73 14 1 5 104 37 11 53 0 1 .243 .267 .346 .103 3 3
1991 BAL MLB AL 245 228 11 57 10 0 1 70 23 11 46 0 0 .250 .279 .307 .057 5 1
1992 KCA MLB AL 77 70 5 22 5 0 0 27 6 5 13 0 0 .314 .351 .386 .071 2 0
1993 BOS MLB AL 190 176 13 39 7 0 3 55 23 7 44 0 0 .222 .251 .313 .091 3 3
1994 CHA MLB AL 21 19 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 .158 .200 .158 .000 0 1
1994 NYA MLB AL 14 14 2 4 0 0 1 7 3 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .500 .214 0 0
1994 COH AAA INT 63 62 5 17 5 0 1 25 15 1 9 0 0 .274 .286 .403 .129 0 0
1995 COH AAA INT 69 66 7 19 5 0 1 27 4 3 12 0 3 .288 .319 .409 .121 0 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

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 yr/$1.375M (05-06)+07-08 cl opts

Details
  • signed extension 7/06, 2 year (07-08)+09 club option
  • 05:$0.625M (pd by SEA), 06:$0.75M
  • hired 11/04, replacing Wally Backman - Backman (fired, 2 year/c$1M (05-06)+07-08 club options, hired 11/04, replacing Al Pedrique hired as interest mgr 7/04, replacing Bob Brenley (3 year/$2M 01-03+04 club option))

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
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Will Oakland let B Moss hit lefties this year, could he hit 40 bombs if he got 600 ABs?
(Baylor from Texas)
Knowing Bob Melvin I wouldn't bet on getting more time against LHP. Moss saw less than 100 PA's against them in 2013.

I don't think he has 40 bombs in him, which isn't a sleight. Tall order in that park. (Mauricio Rubio)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why has it almost always been lefty/righty platoons? Why aren't their more fastball hitter / junkball hitter platoons? or platoons based on who's pitching for their own team such as a more defensive infielder for groundball pitchers, etc. - or have there been many of those that we haven't noticed?
(hotstatrat from T.O.)
To the extent it's not happening, it's hard to say why. BP authors have been calling for this kind of thing since before I started reading, and I'm old. It seems like an obvious thing to try.

Which makes me think, moving to the second half, that it is being done more than we realize. Of course, managers don't really platoon much at all, but when they're picking spots to give someone a rest day, there's a possibility that they're putting the bench infielder at short on the day when the junkballer is throwing and just not really mentioning it because the main reason the starter isn't starting is because it's a day off.

Not to go all-A's, but Bob Melvin did, on Opening Day Part One (the Japan version) start Eric Sogard at third base instead of theoretical starter Josh Donaldson. Felix Hernandez was on the mound, and Melvin reasoned that Sogard had more of a contact-oriented approach than Donaldson. He insisted that it was not a lefty/right issue. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the last 5 years or so, the following statements have been generally true about the D-Backs: (1) they have had a lot of highly-touted hitting prospects in their minor league system, (2) those same prospects are currently having a lot of trouble putting runs on the board at the major league level, and (3) Carlos Quentin didn't take off until he landed in Chicago. If you had to speculate, what do you think is going on in the desert?
(Randy from Ann Arbor, MI)
Do you have to look at Bob Melvin a little? His handling of Justin Upton this year sure is less than impressive, and he's got an affection for Tony Clark that's a little weird. Young players need to play, both for reps and so that they can develop without feeling that their career lives or dies on their next AB.

I don't know if Melvin is the cause of the stagnation of some of these guys, but I don't think he's helped them. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Scherzer lives up to his potential and Randy Johnson stays off the DL, what will Bob Melvin do with Scherzer once Doug Davis is ready to return to the rotation? It's a nice problem to have but is a sticky situation.
(Nikko Sebastian from Scottsdale, AZ)
Scherzer fits comfortably in the bullpen. Realistically, these situations always seem to resolve themselves via one injury or another. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1985 mlb .000 0.0 1078 .000 0.0 23 .029 .003 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3
1986 mlb .000 0.0 3006 -.001 0.8 96 -.038 -.003 2.5 3.3 4.7
1987 mlb .000 0.0 2674 -.001 0.8 79 -.065 .001 3.3 4.2 2.9
1988 mlb -.004 -2.5 2500 -.001 0.4 57 .017 -.011 -0.4 -3.0 -2.8
1989 mlb -.001 -0.7 2331 -.002 1.5 66 .013 -.002 -0.5 0.3 0.4
1990 mlb -.006 -4.2 2731 -.002 1.3 60 .021 -.012 0.0 -3.5 -4.4
1991 mlb .003 2.0 2738 .000 0.3 60 .026 -.002 -1.0 1.3 1.2
1992 mlb -.014 -2.3 770 -.001 0.2 19 .021 .000 -0.2 -2.4 -2.6
1993 mlb -.005 -3.2 2246 -.001 0.7 34 .052 -.001 -1.0 -3.5 -2.8
1994 mlb -.001 -0.1 313 .000 0.0 10 .025 .001 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5

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