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Portrait of Craig Counsell

Craig Counsell 2BBrewers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
20 5476 .255 .342 .344 .244 17.3
Birth Date8-21-1970
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age48 years, 0 months, 0 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
1995 COL 24 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .324 0.2 -0.1 0.0
1997 COL 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO 26 51 189 164 20 49 9 2 1 65 18 17 3 1 3 16 1 1 .299 .376 .396 .278 9.2 5.2 1.4
1998 FLO 27 107 399 335 43 84 19 5 4 125 51 47 4 1 8 40 3 0 .251 .355 .373 .252 9.2 8.2 1.7
1999 FLO 28 37 73 66 4 10 1 0 0 11 5 10 0 0 2 2 0 0 .152 .211 .167 .133 -8.5 -0.3 -0.8
1999 LAN 28 50 122 108 20 28 6 0 0 34 9 14 0 2 3 9 1 0 .259 .311 .315 .230 -0.5 1.9 0.1
2000 ARI 29 67 176 152 23 48 8 1 2 64 20 18 2 1 1 11 3 3 .316 .400 .421 .269 7.8 1.4 0.9
2001 ARI 30 141 533 458 76 126 22 3 4 166 61 76 2 6 6 38 6 8 .275 .359 .362 .248 12.0 6.5 1.8
2002 ARI 31 112 489 436 63 123 22 1 2 153 45 52 1 3 4 51 7 5 .282 .348 .351 .248 9.3 11.3 2.1
2003 ARI 32 89 351 303 40 71 6 3 3 92 41 32 2 2 3 21 11 4 .234 .328 .304 .227 -0.6 7.9 0.7
2004 MIL 33 140 545 473 59 114 19 5 2 149 59 88 5 3 5 23 17 4 .241 .330 .315 .238 12.2 -3.0 0.9
2005 ARI 34 150 670 578 85 148 34 4 9 217 78 69 8 4 2 42 26 7 .256 .350 .375 .260 23.5 -1.3 2.3
2006 ARI 35 105 415 372 56 95 14 4 4 129 31 47 9 1 2 30 15 8 .255 .327 .347 .235 8.3 13.5 2.1
2007 MIL 36 122 334 282 31 62 12 2 3 87 41 47 3 2 6 24 4 2 .220 .323 .309 .222 -2.6 4.9 0.2
2008 MIL 37 110 302 248 31 56 14 1 1 75 46 42 5 2 1 14 3 1 .226 .355 .302 .246 7.6 5.1 1.3
2009 MIL 38 130 459 404 61 115 22 8 4 165 42 54 6 4 3 39 3 4 .285 .357 .408 .266 18.8 6.4 2.5
2010 MIL 39 102 230 204 16 51 8 0 2 65 21 29 1 1 3 21 1 1 .250 .322 .319 .247 4.3 0.2 0.5
2011 MIL 40 107 187 157 19 28 2 1 1 35 20 21 3 2 5 9 2 1 .178 .280 .223 .199 -4.4 -0.1 -0.5
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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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1992 BND A- 18 72 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CNV A+ 131 578 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NHV AA 83 345 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 COL MLB 3 2 .324 .253 .335 .350 .252 .000 122 0.1 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
1995 CSP AAA 118 444 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CSP AAA 25 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COL MLB 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 51 189 .278 .259 .326 .403 .255 .327 96 3.8 5.0 -0.3 5.2 0.6 9.2 1.4 9.2 1.4
1997 CSP AAA 0 427 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 107 399 .252 .265 .328 .415 .258 .281 96 -3.6 10.4 -0.5 8.2 2.9 9.2 1.7 9.2 1.7
1999 FLO MLB 37 73 .133 .275 .338 .439 .262 .179 93 -10.8 2.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 -8.5 -0.8 -8.5 -0.8
1999 LAN MLB 50 122 .230 .265 .337 .434 .260 .292 91 -4.3 3.3 -0.1 1.9 0.6 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.1
2000 ARI MLB 67 176 .269 .264 .332 .434 .253 .346 102 1.9 4.9 0.5 1.4 0.7 7.8 0.9 7.8 0.9
2000 TUC AAA 0 221 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARI MLB 141 533 .248 .261 .329 .424 .259 .318 101 -7.2 14.4 3 6.5 1.9 12.0 1.8 12.0 1.8
2002 ARI MLB 112 489 .248 .259 .326 .410 .258 .314 105 -6.1 12.5 2.2 11.3 0.8 9.3 2.1 9.3 2.1
2003 ARI MLB 89 351 .227 .263 .328 .417 .258 .252 103 -12.5 9.2 2 7.9 0.7 -0.6 0.7 -0.6 0.7
2003 TUC AAA 5 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 140 545 .238 .261 .330 .421 .262 .290 92 -13.1 16.2 7.3 -3.0 1.8 12.2 0.9 12.2 0.9
2005 ARI MLB 150 670 .260 .261 .326 .415 .259 .276 104 0 19.3 -0.9 -1.3 5.1 23.5 2.3 23.5 2.3
2006 ARI MLB 105 415 .235 .270 .331 .434 .265 .283 99 -11.7 12.5 5.3 13.5 2.1 8.3 2.1 8.3 2.1
2006 LNC A+ 1 4 .631 .286 .361 .453 .272 1.000 127 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.9 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2006 TUC AAA 2 12 .148 .260 .348 .373 .250 .200 92 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2007 MIL MLB 122 334 .222 .270 .337 .430 .262 .252 104 -13.9 9.9 1.5 4.9 -0.1 -2.6 0.2 -2.6 0.2
2008 MIL MLB 110 302 .246 .256 .326 .409 .258 .266 100 -4.5 8.7 1.6 5.1 1.8 7.6 1.3 7.6 1.3
2009 MIL MLB 130 459 .266 .262 .328 .414 .262 .317 98 2.7 13.2 1.5 6.4 1.4 18.8 2.5 18.8 2.5
2010 MIL MLB 102 230 .247 .255 .322 .400 .265 .282 96 -3 6.3 1.8 0.2 -0.7 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2011 MIL MLB 107 187 .199 .258 .320 .402 .263 .197 104 -11.2 5.0 0.7 -0.1 1.1 -4.4 -0.5 -4.4 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1992 BND A- 72 11 15 6 1 0 8 9 10 1 2 .246 .347 .377 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CNV A+ 578 79 132 26 3 5 59 95 68 14 8 .280 .401 .380 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NHV AA 345 47 84 20 1 5 37 37 32 4 1 .280 .367 .403 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CSP AAA 444 60 112 22 6 5 53 34 47 10 2 .281 .338 .404 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 COL MLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .324 0.2 -0.1 0.0
1996 CSP AAA 99 17 18 3 0 2 10 24 7 4 3 .240 .424 .360 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CSP AAA 427 77 126 31 6 5 63 45 38 12 2 .335 .415 .489 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 189 20 49 9 2 1 16 18 17 1 1 .299 .376 .396 .098 .278 9.2 5.2 1.4
1997 COL MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 399 43 84 19 5 4 40 51 47 3 0 .251 .355 .373 .122 .252 9.2 8.2 1.7
1999 FLO MLB 73 4 10 1 0 0 2 5 10 0 0 .152 .211 .167 .015 .133 -8.5 -0.3 -0.8
1999 LAN MLB 122 20 28 6 0 0 9 9 14 1 0 .259 .311 .315 .056 .230 -0.5 1.9 0.1
2000 TUC AAA 221 45 69 14 3 3 27 22 20 4 1 .348 .416 .495 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 176 23 48 8 1 2 11 20 18 3 3 .316 .400 .421 .105 .269 7.8 1.4 0.9
2001 ARI MLB 533 76 126 22 3 4 38 61 76 6 8 .275 .359 .362 .087 .248 12.0 6.5 1.8
2002 ARI MLB 489 63 123 22 1 2 51 45 52 7 5 .282 .348 .351 .069 .248 9.3 11.3 2.1
2003 TUC AAA 24 8 10 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .435 .458 .522 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARI MLB 351 40 71 6 3 3 21 41 32 11 4 .234 .328 .304 .069 .227 -0.6 7.9 0.7
2004 MIL MLB 545 59 114 19 5 2 23 59 88 17 4 .241 .330 .315 .074 .238 12.2 -3.0 0.9
2005 ARI MLB 670 85 148 34 4 9 42 78 69 26 7 .256 .350 .375 .119 .260 23.5 -1.3 2.3
2006 TUC AAA 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .182 .250 .182 .000 .148 -1.5 0.0 -0.1
2006 LNC A+ 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 .333 .631 2.6 0.0 0.3
2006 ARI MLB 415 56 95 14 4 4 30 31 47 15 8 .255 .327 .347 .091 .235 8.3 13.5 2.1
2007 MIL MLB 334 31 62 12 2 3 24 41 47 4 2 .220 .323 .309 .089 .222 -2.6 4.9 0.2
2008 MIL MLB 302 31 56 14 1 1 14 46 42 3 1 .226 .355 .302 .077 .246 7.6 5.1 1.3
2009 MIL MLB 459 61 115 22 8 4 39 42 54 3 4 .285 .357 .408 .124 .266 18.8 6.4 2.5
2010 MIL MLB 230 16 51 8 0 2 21 21 29 1 1 .250 .322 .319 .069 .247 4.3 0.2 0.5
2011 MIL MLB 187 19 28 2 1 1 9 20 21 2 1 .178 .280 .223 .045 .199 -4.4 -0.1 -0.5

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 1215 0.4955 0.3663 0.8742 0.5083 0.2268 0.9281 0.7554 0.1258 639 -0.004630
2009 1791 0.4958 0.3752 0.8854 0.5338 0.2193 0.9262 0.7879 0.1146 929 -0.005939
2010 896 0.5022 0.3873 0.8617 0.5533 0.2197 0.9438 0.6531 0.1383 459 -0.004301
2011 742 0.5445 0.4003 0.8923 0.5718 0.1953 0.9177 0.8030 0.1077 354 -0.002465
Career46440.50470.37920.8790.5370.21750.92870.75580.121670.5762-0.0047

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
2010-03-10 2010-03-14 Camp 4 0 Neck Stiffness -
2009-10-13 2009-10-13 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2009-10-13
2009-06-28 2009-06-29 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-24 2009-03-30 Camp 6 0 Right Knee Cartilage Injury -
2007-08-03 2007-08-04 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness -
2007-03-08 2007-03-09 Camp 1 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2006-07-15 2006-08-23 15-DL 39 37 Right Trunk Fracture Rib Cage -
2006-06-19 2006-06-20 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion -
2006-06-04 2006-06-05 DTD 1 1 Face Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-05-07 2006-05-09 DTD 2 1 Back Soreness -
2006-05-04 2006-05-05 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-04-26 2006-04-28 DTD 2 1 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2006-04-20 2006-04-25 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-03-07 2006-03-21 Camp 14 0 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2005-06-04 2005-06-04 DTD 0 0 - Elbow Contusion - -
2005-05-13 2005-05-14 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Contusion HBP -
2004-09-12 2004-09-16 DTD 4 3 Right Foot Strain - -
2004-07-17 2004-07-18 DTD 1 1 - Knee Contusion - -
2003-08-07 2003-08-09 DTD 2 2 - Neck Soreness - -
2003-08-04 2003-08-06 DTD 2 1 - Neck Soreness - -
2003-05-07 2003-07-07 60-DL 61 53 Right Thumb Surgery Dislocation with Ligament Damage 2003-05-08
2002-08-09 2002-10-06 15-DL 58 47 Neck Surgery Herniated Disc 2002-09-18
2001-04-23 2001-04-24 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness Food Poisoning - -
1998-08-04 1998-09-27 60-DL 54 47 - Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 MIL $1,400,000
2010 MIL $2,100,000
2009 MIL $1,000,000
2008 MIL $2,800,000
2007 MIL $2,800,000
2006 ARI $1,750,000
2005 ARI $1,350,000
2004 MIL $3,150,000
2003 ARI $2,300,000
2002 ARI $1,516,667
2001 ARI $425,000
2000 ARI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$20,591,667
11 yrTotal$20,591,667

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 37 dBarry Meister1 year/$1.4M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/22/10. Retired 1/12. Hired by Milwaukee as special assistant to the general manager.
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2010). Re-signed as a free agent 12/14/09. Performance bonus: $50,000 each for 50, 75, 90, 110 games. $0.1M each for 125 games and 70, 100 games started.
  • 1 year/$1M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/27/09.
  • 2 years/$6M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/06. 07-08:$2.8M/year, 09:$3.4M club option, $0.4M buyout ($2.8M 09 player option added if traded). Milwaukee declined 2009 club option 10/31/08.
  • 2 years/$3.1M (2005-06). Signed as a free agent 12/04. 05:$1.35M, 06:$1.75M. Club declined 2005 option 10/04.
  • 3 years/$7.25M (2002-04), plus 2005-06 club options. $50,000 signing bonus. 02:$1.5M, 03:$2.3M, 04:$3.15M, 05:$3.725M club option, $0.25M buyout. If 2005 option is exercised, club gets $4.25M option for 2006. Performance bonuses: $0.5M in 2003, $1M each 2004-06. Club declined 2005-06 options 10/03. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Arizona 11/03.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2001). Re-signed by Arizona 2/01.
  • 1 year (2000). Released by LA Dodgers 3/00. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/00.
  • 1 year/$0.245M (1999). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Florida 6/99.
  • 1 year/$0.185M (1998). Signed by Florida 2/98.
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1997). Re-signed by Colorado 2/97. Acquired by Florida in trade from Colorado 7/97.
  • 1 year (1996). Re-signed by Colorado 2/96.
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1995). Contract purchased by Colorado 11/94.
  • Drafted by Colorado 1992 (11-319) (Notre Dame).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)To follow up on the Ventura question. Who is Managing a Major Leaugue team right now that shouldn't be?
(Joshua from Chicago)
Fredi Gonzalez, Ventura, Bryan Price, Walt Weiss, Brad Ausmus, Paul Molitor, Craig Counsell, Mike Matheny. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Brad Ausmus? Mike Matheny? Craig Counsell? But they are highly regarded as far as I've heard. Why do you think they are overrated?
(Zonk from Chi Town)
Zero managerial experience prior to taking their jobs. Habitual mismanagement of the roster and the game strategically. (Matthew Trueblood)


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