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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 4495 .252 .290 .400 .239 1.7
Birth Date8-13-1979
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age38 years, 8 months, 13 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
2000 CHN 20 11 47 42 9 7 1 0 2 14 3 14 1 0 1 2 1 1 .167 .239 .333 .234 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2001 CHN 21 59 145 131 26 29 3 0 4 44 6 33 3 3 2 14 4 0 .221 .266 .336 .212 -2.8 -0.9 -0.4
2002 CHN 22 153 628 592 71 150 30 5 14 232 19 142 8 5 4 54 18 3 .253 .284 .392 .232 -1.5 -7.6 -0.9
2003 CHN 23 83 347 329 49 98 17 7 13 168 15 77 1 2 0 55 16 5 .298 .329 .511 .281 19.6 -10.0 0.9
2004 CHN 24 157 687 631 91 168 33 6 24 285 45 168 5 1 5 72 32 9 .266 .320 .452 .262 26.9 -1.9 2.5
2005 CHN 25 126 481 451 47 97 15 3 13 157 23 118 1 1 5 34 15 5 .215 .254 .348 .210 -7.0 -3.4 -1.1
2006 BAL 26 135 498 463 75 128 19 5 16 205 21 94 5 1 8 53 45 9 .276 .314 .443 .257 18.1 6.9 2.4
2007 BAL 27 132 503 461 65 124 26 2 8 178 21 65 4 4 13 45 37 9 .269 .304 .386 .244 6.9 -11.9 -0.5
2008 CIN 28 135 392 366 46 75 17 2 10 126 16 57 1 4 5 34 14 9 .205 .238 .344 .210 -9.0 0.9 -0.8
2009 MIL 29 11 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 .071 .071 .071 .037 -3.1 0.0 -0.3
2009 WAS 29 5 15 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .133 .133 .133 .102 -2.1 -0.3 -0.2
2010 BAL 30 90 340 308 43 83 16 1 8 125 20 75 1 1 10 32 21 4 .269 .315 .406 .243 5.1 5.5 1.1
2011 SLN 31 44 56 51 5 8 4 0 0 12 2 12 0 0 3 3 0 1 .157 .189 .235 .178 -3.3 1.0 -0.3
2011 TOR 31 89 341 317 44 80 16 3 6 120 15 65 1 2 6 33 13 8 .252 .287 .379 .231 -3.3 -2.8 -0.6
Career123044954171571105019734118166920693331246343121864.252.290.400.23944.2-26.01.7

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
1999 LNS A 0 505 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 11 47 .234 .256 .336 .406 .249 .192 97 -1.5 1.3 0.1 -1.5 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
2000 WTN AA 0 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 59 145 .212 .263 .334 .430 .262 .258 97 -7.6 3.9 0.2 -0.9 0.6 -2.8 -0.4 -2.8 -0.4
2001 IOW AAA 89 403 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 153 628 .232 .262 .332 .423 .263 .308 100 -19.1 16.0 1.6 -7.6 -0.1 -1.5 -0.9 -1.5 -0.9
2003 CHN MLB 83 347 .281 .270 .335 .441 .267 .353 104 8 9.2 0.9 -10.0 1.5 19.6 0.9 19.6 0.9
2004 CHN MLB 157 687 .262 .264 .328 .429 .262 .327 96 1.8 20.4 1.9 -1.9 2.8 26.9 2.5 26.9 2.5
2005 CHN MLB 126 481 .210 .258 .320 .409 .255 .262 103 -25.4 13.8 1.2 -3.4 3.3 -7.0 -1.1 -7.0 -1.1
2005 IOW AAA 24 102 .347 .275 .338 .432 .262 .324 92 8.5 2.6 0.2 2.9 -1.4 9.9 1.2 9.9 1.2
2006 BAL MLB 135 498 .257 .270 .333 .431 .257 .316 108 -1.6 15.0 1.4 6.9 3.3 18.1 2.4 18.1 2.4
2007 BAL MLB 132 503 .244 .266 .329 .415 .260 .296 101 -9 14.9 1.4 -11.9 -0.4 6.9 -0.5 6.9 -0.5
2008 CIN MLB 135 392 .210 .262 .327 .414 .260 .215 100 -21 11.3 1 0.9 -0.3 -9.0 -0.8 -9.0 -0.8
2008 LOU AAA 5 23 .304 .255 .335 .391 .261 .529 100 1.2 0.7 0 -0.1 0.7 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2009 MIL MLB 11 15 .037 .259 .316 .404 .250 .143 99 -3.6 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2009 WAS MLB 5 15 .102 .262 .326 .431 .255 .222 108 -2.5 0.4 0 -0.3 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2009 NAS AAA 29 135 .340 .270 .341 .427 .273 .379 96 11.7 4.0 0.1 1.9 0.1 15.9 1.7 15.9 1.7
2009 SYR AAA 84 283 .244 .254 .321 .383 .243 .335 107 -4.9 8.2 -0.8 2.8 1.2 3.7 0.6 3.7 0.6
2010 BAL MLB 90 340 .243 .258 .322 .403 .257 .332 112 -5.9 9.4 -2.7 5.5 4.3 5.1 1.1 5.1 1.1
2010 NOR AAA 14 62 .310 .253 .326 .392 .248 .429 99 3.5 1.9 -0.1 1.8 -1.9 3.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
2011 SLN MLB 44 56 .178 .244 .310 .368 .250 .205 95 -4.5 1.5 -0.1 1.0 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2011 TOR MLB 89 341 .231 .256 .319 .406 .259 .298 109 -9.9 9.2 -1.3 -2.8 -1.4 -3.3 -0.6 -3.3 -0.6
2011 DUN A+ 4 16 .250 .242 .310 .356 .235 .455 109 -0.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.5 1.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 NAS AAA 117 390 .233 .271 .333 .418 .264 .292 96 -11.6 11.5 -3 -2.9 3.4 0.3 -0.3 0.3 -0.3
2013 SWB AAA 53 220 .197 .253 .318 .380 .250 .228 97 -15.1 6.3 -0.6 -3.8 -0.1 -9.5 -1.3 -9.5 -1.3
2013 TAC AAA 19 68 .169 .268 .341 .416 .270 .217 98 -6.7 2.0 0 2.3 0.6 -4.1 -0.2 -4.1 -0.2

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
1999 LNS A 505 94 152 35 17 20 79 25 85 33 9 .320 .360 .592 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WTN AA 499 73 116 26 5 22 82 45 115 27 14 .261 .343 .491 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 47 9 7 1 0 2 2 3 14 1 1 .167 .239 .333 .167 .234 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2001 IOW AAA 403 63 93 22 3 7 32 29 65 19 8 .253 .307 .387 .134 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB 145 26 29 3 0 4 14 6 33 4 0 .221 .266 .336 .115 .212 -2.8 -0.9 -0.4
2002 CHN MLB 628 71 150 30 5 14 54 19 142 18 3 .253 .284 .392 .139 .232 -1.5 -7.6 -0.9
2003 CHN MLB 347 49 98 17 7 13 55 15 77 16 5 .298 .329 .511 .213 .281 19.6 -10.0 0.9
2004 CHN MLB 687 91 168 33 6 24 72 45 168 32 9 .266 .320 .452 .185 .262 26.9 -1.9 2.5
2005 IOW AAA 102 16 27 4 0 5 12 8 19 6 1 .297 .363 .505 .209 .347 9.9 2.9 1.2
2005 CHN MLB 481 47 97 15 3 13 34 23 118 15 5 .215 .254 .348 .133 .210 -7.0 -3.4 -1.1
2006 BAL MLB 498 75 128 19 5 16 53 21 94 45 9 .276 .314 .443 .166 .257 18.1 6.9 2.4
2007 BAL MLB 503 65 124 26 2 8 45 21 65 37 9 .269 .304 .386 .117 .244 6.9 -11.9 -0.5
2008 LOU AAA 23 3 9 2 0 0 0 1 5 1 1 .409 .435 .500 .091 .304 2.5 -0.1 0.2
2008 CIN MLB 392 46 75 17 2 10 34 16 57 14 9 .205 .238 .344 .139 .210 -9.0 0.9 -0.8
2009 NAS AAA 135 24 41 12 3 5 22 8 25 7 3 .331 .368 .597 .266 .340 15.9 1.9 1.7
2009 SYR AAA 283 30 72 16 1 7 40 13 65 14 5 .274 .314 .422 .148 .244 3.7 2.8 0.6
2009 WAS MLB 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 .133 .133 .133 .000 .102 -2.1 -0.3 -0.2
2009 MIL MLB 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 .071 .071 .071 .000 .037 -3.1 0.0 -0.3
2010 NOR AAA 62 6 21 5 1 0 2 5 8 3 3 .368 .419 .491 .123 .310 3.4 1.8 0.5
2010 BAL MLB 340 43 83 16 1 8 32 20 75 21 4 .269 .315 .406 .136 .243 5.1 5.5 1.1
2011 DUN A+ 16 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 .333 .375 .333 .000 .250 1.3 -0.5 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 341 44 80 16 3 6 33 15 65 13 8 .252 .287 .379 .126 .231 -3.3 -2.8 -0.6
2011 SLN MLB 56 5 8 4 0 0 3 2 12 0 1 .157 .189 .235 .078 .178 -3.3 1.0 -0.3
2012 NAS AAA 390 46 91 20 4 10 39 15 78 18 3 .251 .285 .410 .160 .233 0.3 -2.9 -0.3
2013 TAC AAA 68 6 11 1 1 1 8 3 16 2 0 .175 .224 .270 .095 .169 -4.1 2.3 -0.2
2013 SWB AAA 220 22 43 9 0 6 14 7 42 4 2 .206 .234 .335 .129 .197 -9.5 -3.8 -1.3

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 1235 0.4802 0.5215 0.7904 0.6796 0.3754 0.8809 0.6390 0.2096 405 -0.000716
2009 95 0.4632 0.6421 0.6230 0.7727 0.5294 0.6176 0.6296 0.3770 22 0.001021
2010 1107 0.4995 0.4968 0.7291 0.6112 0.3827 0.8432 0.5472 0.2709 434 0.005040
2011 1292 0.4954 0.5070 0.7389 0.6453 0.3712 0.8523 0.5455 0.2611 474 -0.003082
Career37290.49080.51220.75010.64980.380.85310.57910.2499427.75840.0002

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
2011-03-26 2011-04-11 15-DL 16 9 - Head Concussion HBP -
2010-09-02 2010-09-02 DTD 0 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2010-07-18 2010-07-20 DTD 2 2 Foot Contusion Heel -
2010-06-06 2010-06-09 DTD 3 2 Groin Soreness -
2007-09-06 2007-10-01 DTD 25 24 Left Ankle Sprain -
2006-09-27 2006-09-29 DTD 2 2 Hand Contusion HBP -
2006-08-30 2006-09-15 DTD 16 15 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2006-07-02 2006-07-03 DTD 1 1 Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-05-24 2005-05-24 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness -
2005-04-25 2005-04-25 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2004-04-12 2004-04-14 DTD 2 1 Groin Strain -
2003-07-07 2003-10-16 60-DL 101 75 Left Knee Surgery ACL and Mensicus 2003-07-24
2003-07-05 2003-07-05 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 MIL $
2011 TOR $900,000
2008 CIN $3,000,000
2007 BAL $4,300,000
2006 BAL $2,800,000
2005 CHN $2,800,000
2004 CHN $480,000
2003 CHN $365,000
2002 CHN $227,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$14,872,500
8 yrTotal$14,872,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 83 dScott Boras1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 6/6/13. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/20/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/21/10 (minor-league contract). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/27/11. St. Louis declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/9/09 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract with Seattle 3/31/10. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 4/21/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 5/12/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/18/08 (minor-league contract). $0.8M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Washington 6/13/08. Sent outright to AAA by Washington 7/29/09. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 8/1/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/4/09.
  • 1 year/$3M (2008). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 3/03 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 3/31/08.
  • 1 year/$4.3M (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$4M). Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 500, 520 PAs.
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2005). Re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2004).
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2003).
  • Drafted 1998 (1-3). $3.7M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can't stop hitting homers! How much longer do I need to keep doing this before I convince the MLB that I'm the CF of the future? I'm exhausted!
(Keon Broxton from Denver, CO)
First of all, and most importantly: "MLB." "The MLB" is a construction still young enough to be drowned like a kitten in a sack, and I'm determined to do so.

Secondly: Keon, you've got a whole lot of Corey Patterson to you. Maybe you'll develop consistency and become a superstar, but I kind of bet you're a long-term defense-first second-division center fielder. (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Small sample size says quad A player. Approach says Corey Patterson clone. How long until you start to waiver and worry? What are other scouts saying?
(Javier Bust Ezz from Mendoza Line)
We need to see more. Period. But obviously you want to see elite-level players produce accordingly. I'm not panicking--by any means--but you have to be a little concerned with the extreme day/night shifts, and if that suggests a more substantial issues with his eyes/recognition ability. It's still a small sample and pressing could be the biggest issue right now. I'll just say that I'll be quite happy if his early struggles are the result of his confidence/comfort in the box rather than a recognition/vision issue, which can doom a player. (Jason Parks)
2011-09-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the long response; now a much shorter follow-up. Who do the Cardinals keep for 2012 from the swag they got for Raz? More specifically, do they try to re-up Edwin Jackson?
(BillJ from New Mexico)
Dotel has been good for them, so I could see them exercising his option for $3.5 million, and Rzepczynski/Scrabble is under team control. You'd hope the .167/.184/.250 line Corey Patterson has put up since the trade would convince the Cards not to keep him. As for Edwin Jackson, it would be nice if he could finally find a home with a nice family that doesn't care that his performance doesn't always match his potential. He's 27 and he's pitched decently in St. Louis, so I can imagine that happening. If Kyle Lohse can get a four-year deal... (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Snider and Adam Jones are piling disappointing starts on top of disappointing careers. Do you think either or both will turn it around?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
Well, KG tells me Adam Jones is better than Willie Mays, so he has to turn it around, right? (Of course, that's just his standard intro into how average players today are better conditioned, better trained, etc. -- of course Willie Mays born at the same time as Adam Jones would be better than Adam Jones).

Seriously, though, I fear Adam Jones is turning into Corey Patterson, and I'm losing my optimism about him. Snider is younger and has a better chance of turning things around. (Ken Funck)
2009-10-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)How did you not mention firing Dusty Baker as the number one thing the Reds need to do this off season. Seriously why do people keep hiring a guy whose only skill is ruining the careers quality pitchers?
(Frug from UIUC)
Well he is also addicted to Corey Patterson/Taveras types. It wasn't as big of a priority for me as the other aspects mentioned unless it goes hand in hand. If he insists on Taveras playing and limiting the time of Bailey, Stubbs, Bruce, then yeah he should go. But even if he does go it isn't as if someone else is going to come and magically turn them into a 95-67 team. They have holes that need to be filled before replacing a manager who MAYBE results in 1-3 extra wins or losses in a year. (Eric Seidman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can the Reds contend for a playoff spot in 2009?
(Brandon from Charleston)
I'm more hopeful than I was based on Walt Jocketty publicly saying things like, "Yeah, Corey Patterson won't be back next year." As I've said in previous chats (and over at yesnetwork.com in the Pinstriped Bible, and on street corners, in the shower) I don't care who the manager is or how famous he is, leading off Patterson is a firable offense, instant court martial material. The key thing is that, as the pitching staff starts to come together, that they don't overrate their offense. They could also stand to figure out that their pitching staff will gel that much faster if they correct their league-worst defense. I'm very curious about what this offseason holds for them. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)k..so without dunn..how do the reds go about having a major league outfield next year aside form bruce
(JROB4349 from jax,fl)
I hated using him to block Bruce, but Corey Patterson in a platoon with Ryan Freel in a corner is a nice little player. That's a start. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Corey Patterson have secret photos of Dusty Baker? How can you explain the addition Baker has to Patterson and how many games do you think Patterson has cost the Reds?
(pmuehlenkamp from Cincinnati)
Dusty believes his eyes. If you watch Corey Patterson for a short period of time, you're going to see him do things well. He's fast, strong and just "looks like a player." Except his results suck. I think Baker -- and a lot of other people -- believe what they see over the longer term results and that they refuse to believe that they could be so wrong. We saw the same thing with Baker and Neifi Perez. Just when Perez would be not hitting his way out of a job, he'd get one hit or make one great play in the field and that's what Baker would fixate on. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under on how many starts Jay Bruce gets before Dusty starts throwing Corey Patterson and Ryan Freel back out there in CF?
(Rob from Bloomington, IL)
I think we need to focus less on Dusty Baker and more on their front office. If the front office has some idea what it's doing, they'll tell him "Jay Bruce will start at least 20 times a month. Or we'll be looking for a new manager. Any questions?" (Nate Silver)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I get mad every time I see the Corey Patterson/Felix Pie comparison. There is no comparison am I right ? Pie has performed much better in the high minors than Patterson ever did. Looking back it's hard to see why people thought Patterson would succeed other than scouting reports. Or am I smoking crack ?
(tbwhite from San Diego)
Patterson was Pie's #1 PECOTA comparable last season. (Nate Silver)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who loses out on the most playing time due to Jay Bruce finally getting the callup?
(Ryan from Milwaukee)
Let's start easy and then warm up. Wouldn't Corey Patterson seem like the obvious choice, given that he's largely without redeeming value? Am I missing something here? (Steven Goldman)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Felix Pie get another chance or are the Cubs stuck on this one chance thing (Murton, Cedeno, Marshall...)
(Billy from Athens, GA)
Corey Patterson, the sequel! (Will Carroll)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I can't help but think that the Padres still have half a dozen better options for their outfield then the guys they have slated now. The Red Sox and Angels have extra outfielders to trade. Kenny Lofton or Corey Patterson seem like reasonable fits when you consider the salary they'll be paying out to Jim Edmonds. When did KT get all Pat Gillick-y?
(Wilson from Cambridge)
I would have liked to see them snag Patterson so that Edmonds could play left field. The man cannot cover the ground in that park. He'd be an upgrade in left for one year, though. Lofton isn't the answer to play next to him...honestly, it might be worth seeing how much of Gary Matthews' Jr.'s contract the Angels are willing to eat.

If the outfield is Hairston/Headley, Edmonds and Giles, I weep for that flyball pitching staff. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA doesn't see the big breakout you had earlier predicted for Jeff Francoeur. Are you sticking to your guns?
(RahulN from GA)
I think I answered this one already, but it never left the queue, and there was a followup I can't find.

Someone compared Francoeur's walk rate jump to Corey Patterson's in 2005 and called it small. Francoeur actually doubled his unintentional walk rate. That's a big jump, given that his K rate and XBH rate and G/F didn't change. He just walked more often. I think the overall impact of that change will be a key to this year. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat) Can you suggest any free-agent outfielders the Orioles might go after who promise greater productivity than does Corey Patterson?
(gradyjerome from New Bern, NC)
Well, there's that Bonds fellow...I'm looking at the list and it's not promising. What are your thoughts on Shawn Green? How about Luis Gonzalez? Roger Cedeno? Richard Hidalgo? How about a return visit from Sammy Sosa? I'd take a pass on just about everyone, really. I'd invite some of them to camp, but I wouldn't be going out of my way to sign anyone on that list, except for Bonds who will still be more productive than most. (Jim Baker)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)Corey Patterson seems like he'd be an especially good fit for the Padres. Any idea why they don't go out and get him?
(Carlos from Montana)
I'm not too hot on Patterson, as I stated in my last profile. He's a defensive fourth outfielder who may not bring anything offensively, and Petco isn't going to help with that issue. I guess he could work as a late solution, but the shiny stick of Wilkerson is more intriguing to me, especially since the dude can walk. That's pretty key when the ball won't go yard. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)Marc-- So, has doing all of these profiles made a difference in how you view the game or individual players? Go meta on us, please....
(Adam from MD)
It has in a lot of ways. I've changed what I look for in player development, and have learned to give certain players a second look, or maybe know when it's time to cut bait. What I really love is going back through some of the old BP issues and finding little nuggets like the 2007 comment for Corey Patterson. I think there are a lot of lessons for all of us to take away regarding baseball analysis, and the profiles help me correct (and hopefully better) my own analysis the more I work with them. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)How do you go about choosing your players for the profiles?
(Matt from SF, CA)
I end up thinking about the players far in advance usually, at least in season. This winter was tough because I wanted to cover free agents, but in case everyone missed it, this class sucked. I sift through lists of players, or check out who has been especially hot or cold as of late or for the season. BABIP plays a big part, as does the batted-ball data. Guys with a story beat those without, no matter how good someone may be. I went with Corey Patterson over Mike Cameron this past week for just that reason, since Patterson was a former #1 prospect who never got much better than that. (Marc Normandin)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bigger draft bust Corey Patterson or Colt Griffin?
(o'neill from cooperstown)
MLB Games:

Patterson: 856
Griffin: 0

That answer your question? (Kevin Goldstein)


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