Biographical

Portrait of Rod Barajas

Rod Barajas C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 3780 .235 .284 .407 95 13.3
Birth Date9-5-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight250 lbs
Age43 years, 8 months, 21 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
1999 ARI 23 5 18 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .294 .500 89 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1
2000 ARI 24 5 13 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 .231 .231 .462 69 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0
2001 ARI 25 51 110 17 3 0 3 4 26 0 0 0 .160 .191 .274 70 -3.7 0.5 -2.4 0.0
2002 ARI 26 70 172 36 10 0 3 10 25 3 1 0 .234 .288 .357 79 -3.8 -1.5 0.6 0.3
2003 ARI 27 80 239 48 15 0 3 14 43 1 0 0 .218 .265 .327 66 -9.3 -0.8 -1.6 -0.1
2004 TEX 28 108 389 89 26 1 15 13 63 3 0 1 .249 .276 .453 89 -4.8 -1.9 3.4 1.5
2005 TEX 29 120 449 104 24 0 21 26 70 6 0 0 .254 .306 .466 112 6.8 -1.7 8.2 3.4
2006 TEX 30 97 371 88 20 0 11 17 51 4 0 0 .256 .298 .410 87 -4.6 -0.1 6.0 1.9
2007 PHI 31 48 146 28 8 0 4 21 24 2 0 1 .230 .352 .393 103 1.2 -0.3 2.3 1.0
2008 TOR 32 104 377 87 23 0 11 17 61 7 0 0 .249 .294 .410 92 -3.0 -4.5 2.3 1.2
2009 TOR 33 125 460 97 19 0 19 20 76 1 1 0 .226 .258 .403 87 -6.0 0.6 6.5 2.2
2010 LAN 34 25 72 19 3 0 5 5 15 2 0 0 .297 .361 .578 121 1.8 -0.7 -1.4 0.3
2010 NYN 34 74 267 56 11 0 12 8 39 6 0 0 .225 .263 .414 118 5.8 -3.0 -3.7 1.2
2011 LAN 35 98 336 70 13 0 16 22 71 4 0 0 .230 .287 .430 111 4.7 -4.0 -5.4 1.0
2012 PIT 36 104 361 66 11 0 11 29 69 7 0 0 .206 .283 .343 101 0.4 -1.8 -20.0 -0.6
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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
1996 VIS A+ CLF 27 82 .000 .000 .000 .226 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LTH Rk PIO 51 193 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HDS A+ CLF 0 208 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HDS A+ CLF 0 474 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ARI MLB NL 5 18 .293 .360 .484 .214 100 -0.2 0.5 0.3 89 20 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1
1999 ELP AA TXS 0 542 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB NL 5 13 .259 .337 .435 .250 123 -0.8 0.4 0.2 69 15 0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2000 TUC AAA PCL 0 435 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB NL 51 110 .265 .331 .444 .182 101 -11.6 3.3 1.9 70 13 -2.4 0.5 -3.7 0.0
2001 TUC AAA PCL 45 176 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB NL 70 172 .263 .335 .419 .256 106 -7.2 5.0 2.9 79 13 0.6 -1.5 -3.8 0.3
2002 TUC AAA PCL 5 17 .000 .000 .000 .462 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB NL 80 239 .260 .327 .414 .254 104 -14.9 6.3 4.3 66 13 -1.6 -0.8 -9.3 -0.1
2003 LNC A+ CLF 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA PCL 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TEX MLB AL 108 389 .265 .332 .429 .258 109 -9.3 11.6 7 89 13 3.4 -1.9 -4.8 1.5
2005 TEX MLB AL 120 449 .260 .324 .410 .258 108 -0.9 12.9 7.8 112 14 8.2 -1.7 6.8 3.4
2006 TEX MLB AL 97 371 .268 .332 .426 .272 108 -10.6 11.2 6.6 87 12 6.0 -0.1 -4.6 1.9
2007 PHI MLB NL 48 146 .265 .329 .427 .255 105 -2.4 4.3 2.4 103 16 2.3 -0.3 1.2 1.0
2007 LWD A SAL 6 19 .256 .336 .406 .600 86 2 0.6 0.2 106 0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1
2007 REA AA EAS 2 5 .246 .303 .369 .200 114 -0.6 0.1 0.1 78 0 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.0
2008 TOR MLB AL 104 377 .264 .332 .417 .270 99 -5.3 10.9 5.9 92 10 2.3 -4.5 -3.0 1.2
2009 TOR MLB AL 125 460 .265 .331 .421 .229 105 -13.6 13.2 7.9 87 10 6.5 0.6 -6.0 2.2
2010 LAN MLB NL 25 72 .242 .306 .386 .311 89 7.6 2.0 1.2 121 12 -1.4 -0.7 1.8 0.3
2010 NYN MLB NL 74 267 .256 .323 .402 .219 90 -2 7.4 4.5 118 12 -3.7 -3.0 5.8 1.2
2010 SLU A+ FSL 4 17 .252 .322 .354 .267 93 -1.8 0.5 0.3 77 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2010 MTS Rk GCL 1 4 .219 .273 .371 .000 119 0.4 0.1 -0.1 75 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2011 LAN MLB NL 98 336 .249 .312 .382 .244 92 0.3 9.1 5.3 111 10 -5.4 -4.0 4.7 1.0
2011 RCU A+ CAL 4 19 .286 .349 .483 .400 120 1.3 0.6 -0.2 126 0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
2012 PIT MLB NL 104 361 .256 .318 .407 .224 96 -7.1 9.9 5.9 101 13 -20.0 -1.8 0.4 -0.6

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
1996 VIS A+ CLF 82 74 6 12 3 0 0 15 8 7 21 0 0 .162 .244 .203 .041 0 0
1996 LTH Rk PIO 193 175 47 59 9 3 10 104 50 12 24 2 1 .337 .386 .594 .257 0 0
1997 HDS A+ CLF 208 199 24 53 11 0 7 85 30 8 41 0 2 .266 .298 .427 .161 0 0
1998 HDS A+ CLF 474 442 67 134 26 0 23 229 81 25 81 1 1 .303 .350 .518 .215 0 0
1999 ELP AA TXS 542 510 77 162 41 2 14 249 95 24 73 2 0 .318 .358 .488 .171 0 0
1999 ARI MLB NL 18 16 3 4 1 0 1 8 3 1 1 0 0 .250 .294 .500 .250 0 1
2000 ARI MLB NL 13 13 1 3 0 0 1 6 3 0 4 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .231 0 0
2000 TUC AAA PCL 435 416 43 94 25 0 13 158 75 14 65 4 3 .226 .260 .380 .154 0 0
2001 TUC AAA PCL 176 162 23 52 13 0 9 92 32 9 23 3 1 .321 .366 .568 .247 1 1
2001 ARI MLB NL 110 106 9 17 3 0 3 29 9 4 26 0 0 .160 .191 .274 .113 0 0
2002 ARI MLB NL 172 154 12 36 10 0 3 55 23 10 25 1 0 .234 .288 .357 .123 3 2
2002 TUC AAA PCL 17 16 2 7 1 0 1 11 1 1 2 0 0 .438 .471 .688 .250 0 0
2003 ARI MLB NL 239 220 19 48 15 0 3 72 28 14 43 0 0 .218 .265 .327 .109 3 1
2003 TUC AAA PCL 17 16 3 7 1 0 1 11 4 1 1 0 0 .438 .471 .688 .250 0 0
2003 LNC A+ CLF 13 12 2 5 0 0 0 5 3 1 2 0 0 .417 .462 .417 .000 0 0
2004 TEX MLB AL 389 358 50 89 26 1 15 162 58 13 63 0 1 .249 .276 .453 .204 7 8
2005 TEX MLB AL 449 410 53 104 24 0 21 191 60 26 70 0 0 .254 .306 .466 .212 3 4
2006 TEX MLB AL 371 344 49 88 20 0 11 141 41 17 51 0 0 .256 .298 .410 .154 1 5
2007 REA AA EAS 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2007 PHI MLB NL 146 122 16 28 8 0 4 48 10 21 24 0 1 .230 .352 .393 .164 0 1
2007 LWD A SAL 19 16 0 6 2 0 0 8 2 3 6 0 0 .375 .474 .500 .125 0 0
2008 TOR MLB AL 377 349 44 87 23 0 11 143 49 17 61 0 0 .249 .294 .410 .160 4 0
2009 TOR MLB AL 460 429 43 97 19 0 19 173 71 20 76 1 0 .226 .258 .403 .177 7 3
2010 SLU A+ FSL 17 17 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 .235 .235 .235 .000 0 0
2010 NYN MLB NL 267 249 30 56 11 0 12 103 34 8 39 0 0 .225 .263 .414 .189 3 1
2010 MTS Rk GCL 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 .750 0 0
2010 LAN MLB NL 72 64 9 19 3 0 5 37 13 5 15 0 0 .297 .361 .578 .281 1 0
2011 RCU A+ CAL 19 18 4 7 2 0 1 12 2 1 2 0 0 .389 .421 .667 .278 0 0
2011 LAN MLB NL 336 305 29 70 13 0 16 131 47 22 71 0 0 .230 .287 .430 .200 3 2
2012 PIT MLB NL 361 321 29 66 11 0 11 110 31 29 69 0 0 .206 .283 .343 .137 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1370 0.4942 0.5292 0.7862 0.6691 0.3925 0.8764 0.6360 0.2138 0.0085
2009 1661 0.4937 0.5304 0.8104 0.6756 0.3888 0.8718 0.7064 0.1896 0.0015
2010 1142 0.4965 0.5298 0.7769 0.6296 0.4313 0.8908 0.6129 0.2231 0.0044
2011 1292 0.4892 0.5147 0.7579 0.6361 0.3985 0.8507 0.6160 0.2421 -0.0046
2012 1302 0.5008 0.5307 0.7757 0.6840 0.3769 0.8655 0.6122 0.2243 0.0003
Career67670.49480.52710.78310.66060.39630.87070.64100.21690.0020

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
2012-07-05 2012-07-06 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2012-07-02 2012-07-03 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-06-26 2012-06-29 DTD 3 3 Left Knee Contusion - -
2011-08-20 2011-08-21 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Strain - -
2011-06-19 2011-07-14 15-DL 25 20 Right Ankle Sprain Fielding -
2011-05-23 2011-05-27 DTD 4 3 Right Wrist Sprain -
2010-09-03 2010-09-03 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-07-25 2010-08-19 15-DL 25 22 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-06-23 2010-06-26 DTD 3 3 Low Back Tightness -
2010-05-27 2010-05-28 DTD 1 1 Wrist Soreness -
2010-05-18 2010-05-19 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness GI -
2010-05-08 2010-05-09 DTD 1 1 Fingers Soreness -
2009-06-27 2009-06-29 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-20 2009-06-21 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-09-14 2008-09-29 DTD 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-04 2008-06-04 DTD 0 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-04-14 2008-04-16 DTD 2 2 Groin Strain -
2007-08-03 2007-09-01 15-DL 29 26 Right Groin Strain -
2006-09-10 2006-09-19 DTD 9 8 Low Back Strain -
2006-09-01 2006-09-09 DTD 8 7 Low Back Strain -
2006-08-02 2006-08-03 DTD 1 1 Hand Contusion HBP -
2006-04-19 2006-04-20 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2005-09-14 2005-09-16 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Inflammation Index Finger -
2005-07-28 2005-07-30 DTD 2 2 Forearm Laceration Spiked In Collision -
2005-06-27 2005-06-28 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2005-05-17 2005-05-18 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-05-11 2005-05-13 DTD 2 1 Wrist Inflammation -
2005-03-22 2005-03-22 Camp 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2004-09-27 2004-10-02 DTD 5 5 Low Back Spasms -
2004-09-02 2004-09-04 DTD 2 2 Low Back Tightness -
2004-06-16 2004-06-18 DTD 2 2 Right Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2003-07-05 2003-07-23 15-DL 18 15 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2003-04-06 2003-04-28 15-DL 22 20 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 PIT $4,000,000
2011 LAN $3,250,000
2010 NYN $500,000
2009 TOR $2,500,000
2008 TOR $1,200,000
2007 PHI $3,000,000
2006 TEX $3,200,000
2005 TEX $1,850,000
2004 TEX $500,000
2003 ARI $300,000
2002 ARI $215,000
2001 ARI $208,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$20,723,000
12 yrTotal$20,723,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 yDan Lozano1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Arizona 3/25/13.
  • 1 year/$4M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/10/11. 12:$4M, 13:$3.5M club option. 2013 option becomes mutual option if Barajas is traded. Pittsburgh declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 12/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2010). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/21/10. $0.4M roster bonus on Opening Day roster. $1M in performance bonuses. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from NY Mets 8/22/10.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2008), plus 2009 option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/24/08. $0.3M signing bonus. 08:$0.4M, 09:$2.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. 2009 option guaranteed with 130 games in 2008. Toronto exercised 2009 option 10/31/08.
  • 1 year/$3M (2007), plus 2008 club option. 07:$2.5M, 08:$5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Signed as a free agent 12/06. Performance bonus: $50,000 each for 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 starts. Award bonus. Philadelphia declined 2008 option 10/11/07.
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2006). Re-signed 1/06 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 475, 500 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2005). Re-signed 1/05.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2004). Signed as a free agent 1/04 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 3/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)With D'Arnaud's ascension this year, do you see him being a better player than Arencibia, and on what kind of timeline? How should the Jays manage these two assets?
(dtwhite from Toronto)
My response here is similar to mine on Trumbo, which is that as long as we can't squeeze a .300 OBP out of the guy, he's more a problem than a solution. I look at Arencibia and see Miguel Olivo or Rod Barajas. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your impression of Donnie Baseball's managerial skills thus far?
(Peter Q from Austin)
He's been dealt a very lopsided team, and he's going to have a hard time figuring out how to make that offense work. At the very least he needs to split up Juan Uribe and Rod Barajas, because batting the two back-to-back is a Death Valley full of outs. Beyond that, i'm not sure I can make any generalizations or judgments. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)At the beginning of the season, who could have imagined such a lackluster group of players making up the American League leaderboard for home runs? Is the National League finally catching up in terms of talent?
(psychdoc777 from Chicago)
It's certainly a weird list, isn't it? Not that I don't enjoy seeing Paul Konerko beating off Father Time, again; I expect that career-ending hip issue Tommy Lasorda conjured up more than a decade ago as a matter of CYA is bound to catch up to Konerko someday. For myself, I think it makes for a fascinating question about what's to come. Does anybody expect Jose Bautista to reach 30? He certainly doesn't have to in order to wind up with a career year. Ty Wigginton's doing enough good stuff to keep attention from focusing on "Garrett Atkins, Needless Expense in Cleats" when it comes to journeymen employed as Orioles. But here again, does this mean he's going to double his season tally with more than two-thirds of the season to play? Anybody expect that?

It makes for an interesting proposition as far as who might end up winning an MVP award: One of the Twins' towers? Somebody who has a great second half for a late-charging contender? A pitcher? But I don't take it for a minute to mean that the NL's caught up to anybody--their list of HR leaders is almost as freaky, with Kelly Johnson and Rod Barajas up there. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Washburn and the Mets: Is an unreasonable Boras salary demand (is there any other kind?) holding up what seems like a great fit for player and team? Washburn's not great but I find it hard to believe he'll just retire when he can just find a nice big NL ballpark and munch some innings for a nice paycheck.
(Tex Premium Lager from NJ)
Did you ever think you'd seen an offseason where the Mets were so desperate it was constantly, "OMG!!! We might get Bengie Molina!!!" "OMG!!! We got Rod Barajas!!!" Jarrod Washburn is another banana from the same bunch, filler for a team that seems pretty certain to crash on the launchpad. You're right, though, that if there's a place where Washburn best fits it's in a situation like this one. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I get it that Iannetta's hitting .220, but why has Tracy started Torrealba six of the last seven games (as of 9/5)? Argh! Sorry... Strat league frustration.
(jlebeck66 from WI)
The fascination with Torrealba is like there's a rampant case of popular delusions on the value of some guys, not just the Molinas not names Yadier, but also Rod Barajas, Jeff Mathis... it's like a badge of honor to play catchers who can't hit and won't. (Christina Kahrl)


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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
1999 mlb -.003 -0.1 177 .000 0.0 2 .020 -.001 0.0 -0.2 -0.2
2000 mlb .004 0.1 110 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.003 0.0 0.1 0.1
2001 mlb -.010 -3.0 1203 .000 0.0 31 .040 .000 -0.7 -3.7 -2.4
2002 mlb .001 0.4 1830 -.001 0.4 26 -.011 -.004 0.4 1.2 0.6
2003 mlb -.003 -2.0 2850 .000 0.3 36 -.017 .000 0.4 -1.1 -1.6
2004 mlb .004 4.1 4522 -.002 2.1 54 -.012 -.002 0.6 6.3 3.4
2005 mlb .006 7.6 5190 .000 0.1 56 -.045 -.005 1.9 8.2 8.2
2006 mlb .003 2.8 4192 -.001 1.1 48 -.017 -.011 1.1 5.5 6.0
2007 mlb .007 2.6 1441 .001 -0.3 18 -.004 .001 0.0 2.2 2.3
2007 aax .000 0.0 42 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 afx .000 0.0 126 -.002 0.1 1 .013 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.1
2008 mlb -.001 -0.5 3425 -.003 3.2 60 -.032 -.005 1.4 4.2 2.3
2009 mlb .004 4.6 4673 -.002 2.2 77 -.035 -.007 2.0 9.3 6.5
2010 afa .000 0.0 190 .000 0.0 2 -.003 .001 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2010 mlb -.006 -4.9 3932 -.001 1.4 37 .045 -.005 -1.2 -5.5 -5.1
2011 mlb -.011 -7.8 3546 -.003 2.8 73 .000 .003 0.0 -5.6 -5.4
2011 afa .000 0.0 36 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 mlb -.018 -13.5 3590 .000 0.3 85 .118 .001 -6.1 -20.1 -20.0

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