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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 2095 .233 .268 .337 .221 -0.5
Birth Date10-28-1961
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age56 years, 8 months, 23 days
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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
1985 DET 23 41 87 82 10 18 4 1 0 24 3 21 0 0 2 4 0 0 .220 .247 .293 .188 -3.0 -0.3 -0.3
1986 SFN 24 89 289 268 24 60 14 2 5 93 15 69 0 3 3 25 3 2 .224 .262 .347 .224 -0.6 4.7 0.4
1987 SFN 25 84 265 246 31 49 8 0 11 90 17 44 0 2 0 31 0 4 .199 .249 .366 .223 1.3 2.9 0.4
1988 SFN 26 92 288 273 23 64 13 1 8 103 13 46 0 1 1 27 0 2 .234 .268 .377 .245 7.1 -3.1 0.4
1989 BAL 27 85 301 278 22 67 10 1 1 82 15 53 0 1 7 32 1 4 .241 .279 .295 .210 -2.2 0.8 -0.2
1990 BAL 28 93 318 301 30 73 14 1 5 104 11 53 0 3 3 37 0 1 .243 .267 .346 .219 1.0 -5.0 -0.4
1991 BAL 29 79 245 228 11 57 10 0 1 70 11 46 0 5 1 23 0 0 .250 .279 .307 .220 -2.2 1.4 -0.1
1992 KCA 30 32 77 70 5 22 5 0 0 27 5 13 0 2 0 6 0 0 .314 .351 .386 .260 2.2 -2.9 -0.1
1993 BOS 31 77 190 176 13 39 7 0 3 55 7 44 1 3 3 23 0 0 .222 .251 .312 .206 -2.1 -3.0 -0.5
1994 CHA 32 11 21 19 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .158 .200 .158 .126 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
1994 NYA 32 9 14 14 2 4 0 0 1 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .500 .231 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
Career69220951955174456856356589839612021212413.233.268.337.2210.0-5.0-0.5

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
1981 MCN A 114 455 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 BIR AA 98 390 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BIR AA 78 309 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 EVV AAA 45 151 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .248 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 BIR AA 69 293 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 EVV AAA 44 145 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 DET MLB 41 87 .188 .265 .330 .421 .272 .295 98 -6.2 2.4 1.4 -0.3 -0.6 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
1985 NAS AAA 53 197 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SFN MLB 89 289 .224 .251 .315 .378 .253 .279 97 -10.6 8.0 4.7 4.7 -2.8 -0.6 0.4 -0.6 0.4
1987 SFN MLB 84 265 .223 .264 .326 .406 .258 .197 97 -10.6 7.8 4.5 2.9 -0.5 1.3 0.4 1.3 0.4
1988 SFN MLB 92 288 .245 .248 .305 .363 .253 .255 97 -4.2 7.5 4.5 -3.1 -0.7 7.1 0.4 7.1 0.4
1988 PHX AAA 21 84 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB 85 301 .210 .257 .317 .378 .261 .293 100 -14.3 7.8 3.9 0.8 0.3 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1990 BAL MLB 93 318 .219 .258 .325 .391 .264 .276 98 -13.1 8.5 4.1 -5.0 1.4 1.0 -0.4 1.0 -0.4
1991 BAL MLB 79 245 .220 .255 .323 .392 .263 .301 98 -9.6 6.6 3.7 1.4 -2.8 -2.2 -0.1 -2.2 -0.1
1992 KCA MLB 32 77 .260 .257 .328 .383 .264 .373 100 0 2.0 0.8 -2.9 -0.6 2.2 -0.1 2.2 -0.1
1993 BOS MLB 77 190 .206 .264 .332 .403 .261 .273 103 -11 5.5 3.2 -3.0 0.2 -2.1 -0.5 -2.1 -0.5
1994 CHA MLB 11 21 .126 .289 .360 .443 .277 .200 97 -3.2 0.6 0.4 -0.3 0.9 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
1994 NYA MLB 9 14 .231 .297 .371 .493 .292 .300 103 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
1994 COH AAA 17 63 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 COH AAA 19 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1981 MCN A 455 56 112 19 1 14 64 35 71 5 4 .272 .330 .425 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 BIR AA 390 33 86 12 1 13 52 24 70 1 0 .236 .283 .382 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 EVV AAA 151 10 27 6 0 2 11 7 41 0 1 .190 .225 .275 .085 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BIR AA 309 43 82 14 2 10 56 18 54 0 3 .288 .334 .456 .168 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 BIR AA 293 34 73 14 1 2 33 18 47 1 0 .269 .313 .351 .081 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 EVV AAA 145 12 35 13 0 0 11 3 32 0 1 .248 .262 .340 .092 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NAS AAA 197 27 48 7 1 9 24 16 38 3 1 .271 .333 .475 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 DET MLB 87 10 18 4 1 0 4 3 21 0 0 .220 .247 .293 .073 .188 -3.0 -0.3 -0.3
1986 SFN MLB 289 24 60 14 2 5 25 15 69 3 2 .224 .262 .347 .123 .224 -0.6 4.7 0.4
1987 SFN MLB 265 31 49 8 0 11 31 17 44 0 4 .199 .249 .366 .167 .223 1.3 2.9 0.4
1988 PHX AAA 84 11 23 5 0 2 9 8 13 0 0 .307 .381 .453 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SFN MLB 288 23 64 13 1 8 27 13 46 0 2 .234 .268 .377 .143 .245 7.1 -3.1 0.4
1989 BAL MLB 301 22 67 10 1 1 32 15 53 1 4 .241 .279 .295 .054 .210 -2.2 0.8 -0.2
1990 BAL MLB 318 30 73 14 1 5 37 11 53 0 1 .243 .267 .346 .103 .219 1.0 -5.0 -0.4
1991 BAL MLB 245 11 57 10 0 1 23 11 46 0 0 .250 .279 .307 .057 .220 -2.2 1.4 -0.1
1992 KCA MLB 77 5 22 5 0 0 6 5 13 0 0 .314 .351 .386 .071 .260 2.2 -2.9 -0.1
1993 BOS MLB 190 13 39 7 0 3 23 7 44 0 0 .222 .251 .312 .091 .206 -2.1 -3.0 -0.5
1994 COH AAA 63 5 17 5 0 1 15 1 9 0 0 .274 .286 .403 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHA MLB 21 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .158 .200 .158 .000 .126 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
1994 NYA MLB 14 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 .286 .286 .500 .214 .231 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
1995 COH AAA 69 7 19 5 0 1 4 3 12 0 3 .288 .319 .409 .121 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

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))

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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 Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1985 mlb 0 .000 0.0 1078 -.000 0.0 23 .029 .003 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3
1986 mlb 0 .000 0.0 3006 -.001 0.8 96 -.038 -.003 2.5 3.3 4.7
1987 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2674 -.001 0.8 79 -.065 .001 3.3 4.2 2.9
1988 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2500 -.001 0.4 57 .017 -.011 -0.4 -0.5 -3.1
1989 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2331 -.002 1.5 66 .013 -.002 -0.5 1.0 0.8
1990 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2731 -.002 1.3 60 .021 -.012 0.0 0.7 -5.0
1991 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2738 -.000 0.3 60 .026 -.002 -1.0 -0.7 1.4
1992 mlb 0 .000 0.0 770 -.001 0.2 19 .021 .000 -0.2 -0.1 -2.9
1993 mlb 0 .000 0.0 2246 -.001 0.7 34 .052 -.001 -1.0 -0.4 -3.0
1994 mlb 0 .000 0.0 313 .000 -0.0 10 .025 .001 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4

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