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Portrait of Jerry Manuel

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 142 .150 .214 .283 72 0.1
Birth Date12-23-1953
Height6' 0"
Weight165 lbs
Age67 years, 3 months, 28 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
1975 DET 21 6 18 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .056 .056 .056 47 -1.0 -0.3 0.5 0.0
1976 DET 22 54 49 6 1 0 0 3 9 1 1 0 .140 .213 .163 52 -2.4 0.8 -0.1 0.0
1980 MON 26 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 70 -0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0
1981 MON 27 27 63 11 5 0 3 6 11 0 0 0 .200 .270 .455 94 -0.5 1.0 -0.7 0.1
1982 SDN 28 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .600 87 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
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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
1975 DET MLB AL 6 18 .261 .321 .376 .071 99 -4.7 0.5 0 47 9 0.5 -0.3 -1.0 0.0
1976 DET MLB AL 54 49 .276 .328 .377 .176 100 -4 1.2 0 52 13 -0.1 0.8 -2.4 0.0
1978 EVA AAA AA 114 490 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 EVA AAA AA 130 545 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 MON MLB NL 7 6 .219 .299 .314 .000 98 -1.6 0.2 0.1 70 7 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1980 DEN AAA AA 128 594 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MON MLB NL 27 63 .254 .315 .374 .186 98 0.5 1.6 0 94 30 -0.7 1.0 -0.5 0.1
1982 SDN MLB NL 2 6 .263 .333 .378 .200 97 0.3 0.2 0 87 6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1982 HAW AAA PCL 26 104 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 WIC AAA AA 71 284 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 IOW AAA AA 85 313 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 DEN AAA AA 109 385 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 IND AAA AA 22 43 .000 .000 .000 .429 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
1975 DET MLB AL 18 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .056 .056 .056 .000 0 0
1976 DET MLB AL 49 43 4 6 1 0 0 7 2 3 9 1 0 .140 .213 .163 .023 0 2
1978 EVA AAA AA 490 430 65 113 18 5 7 162 50 50 83 8 10 .263 .344 .377 .114 4 4
1979 EVA AAA AA 545 460 71 116 26 3 9 175 75 67 67 8 5 .252 .349 .380 .128 6 6
1980 MON MLB NL 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1980 DEN AAA AA 594 491 105 136 23 2 3 172 61 81 62 11 3 .277 .379 .350 .073 9 9
1981 MON MLB NL 63 55 10 11 5 0 3 25 10 6 11 0 0 .200 .270 .455 .255 2 0
1982 HAW AAA PCL 104 92 8 18 3 1 0 23 7 11 12 2 2 .196 .279 .250 .054 1 1
1982 SDN MLB NL 6 5 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .600 .400 0 0
1982 WIC AAA AA 284 263 31 67 22 0 3 98 37 15 34 2 1 .255 .294 .373 .118 3 3
1983 IOW AAA AA 313 279 37 74 14 3 3 103 33 22 46 6 2 .265 .313 .369 .104 8 8
1984 DEN AAA AA 385 335 43 98 14 3 4 130 40 37 32 7 6 .293 .355 .388 .096 8 8
1986 IND AAA AA 43 41 4 16 2 0 1 21 9 2 5 0 0 .390 .419 .512 .122 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

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: arbitrarily categorizing it. Baseball has a history. We have line drives and fly balls and popups. The mainstream has to be eased intot hat. It *wouldn't* be categorized for background analysis, but Tim MCCarver is NEVER going to say "Ichiro catches 45% of BIP with a VLA of greater than 13.75%" Similarly the question of categorization of pitches. They are categorized for the media: fastball, cutter, cut fastball, slider, slurve, curve, etc are EXISTING constructs that are used. Yes, the speed and spin and break are all on a continnuum, but no one is going to say "That pitch had 2450 rpms in the plane 5% off perpendicular with a vertical movement of X and a horizontal movement of Y." It's going to be a "curveball". What's the record for most Grand Slams allowed by a pitching staff in a season, and is that really the infamy Jerry Manuel is going for?
(Foghorn Leghorn from Outhouse)
All of those categories are shorthand - they're an abstraction, standing in for reality. Abstractions can be helpful, but they can also keep us from thinking about the reality beneath. In the case of batted balls, ones on the border tend to not be very well served by arbitrary binning. And those are the ones that are the most interesting, I think. (Colin Wyers)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc: Thanks for the chat. The Mets. Tyler Kepner in an article in the NYT this morning says, basically, the pitching is fine and up to a pennant race, it's run support that has doomed the Mets. (Defense isn't that great either.) We have certainly seen their inability to hit for Santana, who has lost three in a row recently because the team can't plate runs for him. And injuries don't tell the whole tale. Do you see this in the numbers? Is it mostly (home) park effects? This team was not, I think, built correctly to score runs at Citifield. Does your view of the numbers bear this out?
(BeplerP from New York City)
The offense isn't good, as you say. They have a .255 TAv, which is five points below the league average. So it isn't necessarily bad, but it's no better than the Athletics or the Indians, neither of which is known for their lineup. A couple of things: not playing Pagan every day, not having a healthy Beltran from day one, Jason Bay being concussed and not having a chance to redeem his seaso and Jose Reyes deciding walking isn't cool anymore put a dent in an offense that should have been much better. They were capable of being an 85-90 win team if things broke right for them, but they have had more go wrong than right.

That's not to say they are without blame of course--there were a lot of risky players on the roster (Oliver Perez, Jeff Francoeur)--but the lineup was designed to succeed at Citi. The problem was losing a lot of OBP sources that would have helped them in a park designed to help pitchers. Let's not get into how Jerry Manuel handled it though. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Pagan rate as a keeper, including pitchers ... top-25? top-50?
(David from DC)
Top 30. Though Jerry Manuel's recent circle logic of, "He's never been a full-time player, so we're making him a part-time player" makes me regret being interested in him at all. (Marc Normandin)
2010-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets are currently one game below .500. At the beginning of the year, everyone thought this was a .500 team. So what's with all the pitchforks and calls for Manuel's and Omar's heads? Is it simply because they're taking the roller coaster route to mediocrity?
(Stephen from New York, NY)
Pretty much. They had that run to the ASB that gave the impression they were better than this, when it was mostly good fortune with RISP. The offense has regressed to expectations.

In fairness, I see no reason to think Jerry Manuel is one of the top 100 available managers, regardless of the Mets' record. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more lives this summer: Jerry Manuel or a cat?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
It's Jerry Manuel, I think, but like Schrödinger's cat, he's quite possibly already dead. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jerry Manuel or Omar's... I don't think they're that good and someone is going to end up being the sacrificial lamb when the fans call for blood. So who gets sent to the chopping block?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I get the feeling Omar isn't going anywhere for a bit. I don't know why. Jerry though...I mean, he deserves to be canned, but I don't think it will happen unless they need a scapegoat. Maybe if the team is generally healthy but not performing well by midseason. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John ... thanks for the chat ... 1) Which team would be the best fit for the nomadic, enigmatic Elijah Dukes? 1a) Which team will actually sign him?
(dianagramr from NYC)
That's a great question. There is no question he is talented. There is no question he is troubled. I wonder if the Mets might not take a shot on him. I think Jerry Manuel would be the right guy to manage Dukes with his patient and positive approach. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets wouldn't make the FMart deal for Johan, true, but Omar and Jerry Manuel's jobs weren't on the line at that point. Flags fly forever.
(Silv from NY, NY)
If they decide to trade Martinez, they can do much, much better. They probably can't get Peavy just because of the no-trade clause, but they could get a lot of terrific players. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Starts Jermey Reed at 1b and Daniel Murphy in LF and Gary Sheffield in RF (go get 'em Carlos!) as Ryan Church sits the bench. Starts Gary Sheffield in RF at bats him 4th. Omir Santos starts again! Sacrifice bunts with no one out and a runner on second IN THE FIRST INNING. Pinch hits for Daniel Murphy with Angel F. Pagan with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning down by two. These are all things Jerry Manuel did JUST LAST NIGHT. Was he this bad in Chicago? BTW- Mets didn't score in the first (or ever for that matter.) Pagan grounded into a double play. Sheffield went 0 for 4 and left 4 on base.
(Dave from NJ)
He was, and he will be. That the Mets were impressed with him was proof they didn't remember that this was what happened last time around: Manuel aced his interview, says all the right things in a conference room, and then handicapped his ballclub with his fascination with ways of insinuating himself into the ballgame. I know it means something to Mets fans if I label the man "Torborgian," but that's what you're working with, with a dash of braggadocio to spice things up a bit. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jerry Manuel is really starting to get on my nerves. Between the Castro/Santos stunt, over-playing Sheffield and batting him 4th, and going to Shawn Green instead of K-Rod in the 10th inning in Philly on Saturday (not that every other manager in the majors wouldn't have) he's made a season's worth of dumb moves in a week. Has a team ever paid THREE managers simultaneously?
(Steve from NJ)
I think Manuel has done more to call his ability as a manager into question than Willie Randolph ever did. Not saying I'd fire him, just that he has, to me, seemed objectively worse. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I could see Jerry Manuel working well with Bradley. The injury history would worry me though
(Brian from brooklyn)
Not being around the Mets much, I don't have a great sense of Manuel as a players' manager. Some have told me he is, some have said he isn't. Me confused. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)What'd you think of Jerry Manuel's threat to move a starter to the pen in Flushing? Was it a smoke and mirrors threat to get some blood flowing out beyond the Right Field fence at Shea? Or a legitimate consideration? If its the latter, is Jon Niese ready to fill in for the big league rotation? Does John Maine have the makeup of a late inning reliever or even an interim closer?
(Meddler from Brooklyn, NY)
It's a really bad idea from a former manager who was given to posturing and pronouncements during his time on the South Side. I'd hope for adult intervention, but there's no guarantee that Omar Minaya would sort this out before the damage was done. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Managers are hired based on knowledge or a good interview?
(metal1341 from STL)
I don't think there's an easy answer to that. Obviously, both matter, although Jerry Manuel's excellent interview has always been seen as the key to why he got the job. Like it is with any profession, there's always going to be a combination of factors. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameLeyland's bullpen was 12th in the league in WXRL. That he went to Galarraga suggested he's managing to win this game rather than picking up the phone to make the same tired phone calls a la Jerry Manuel.

But boy, that didn't work out too well, did it? (Jay Jaffe)