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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date12-24-1983
Height5' 10"
Weight187 lbs
Age35 years, 5 months, 1 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.52015
-0.62016
-0.12017
-0.72018
0.32019
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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
2008 ATL 24 144 519 108 14 4 1 74 99 6 13 5 .251 .366 .309 78 -12.7 4.3 -9.6 -0.4
2009 ATL 25 24 48 8 0 1 0 4 9 0 2 0 .186 .255 .233 67 -1.8 -0.2 0.6 0.0
2010 ATL 26 36 66 18 1 1 0 8 15 0 1 2 .310 .394 .362 83 -1.2 0.8 0.1 0.2
2010 KCA 26 49 203 49 8 3 1 21 35 0 10 2 .274 .348 .369 86 -3.0 0.4 -3.8 -0.1
2012 SFN 28 141 453 96 14 5 5 51 104 2 26 6 .244 .333 .344 82 -9.3 5.1 -6.3 -0.1
2013 SFN 29 141 511 120 17 6 3 52 95 1 14 9 .265 .341 .350 86 -7.3 0.2 -5.4 0.0
2014 SFN 30 146 444 102 18 6 5 41 77 3 16 5 .260 .333 .374 98 -0.6 4.0 -1.6 1.4
2015 SFN 31 115 372 95 19 3 5 40 59 2 13 5 .291 .368 .413 103 2.8 4.3 -2.1 1.5
2016 SFN 32 106 274 54 10 4 1 29 51 1 6 3 .224 .309 .311 74 -8.0 -0.7 -3.4 -0.6
2017 ARI 33 90 256 55 10 3 3 31 59 0 15 1 .246 .337 .357 84 -4.2 2.8 -6.7 -0.1
2018 SFN 34 68 203 41 7 3 2 12 58 0 6 2 .217 .262 .317 60 -9.2 0.9 -3.0 -0.7
Career1060334974611839263636611512240.255.338.34885-54.521.8-41.11.2

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
2002 MCN A SAL 132 570 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MYR A+ CRL 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MYR A+ CRL 119 495 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIS AA SOU 123 486 .268 .338 .396 .342 97 0 3.8 0.3 99 0 2.3 0.3 -6.4 0.0
2006 MIS AA SOU 66 302 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA INT 73 327 .258 .323 .390 .356 98 5.5 5.5 0.3 117 0 -1.4 1.9 0.9 0.7
2007 RIC AAA INT 124 545 .261 .332 .393 .328 94 3.3 9.2 0.7 107 0 15.4 1.4 -2.7 2.3
2008 ATL MLB NL 144 519 .262 .328 .410 .321 97 0.8 15.0 -1.3 78 6 -9.6 4.3 -12.7 -0.4
2009 ATL MLB NL 24 48 .251 .320 .400 .235 97 -2.6 1.4 0 67 13 0.6 -0.2 -1.8 0.0
2009 GWN AAA INT 90 397 .262 .333 .394 .276 106 -16.7 11.9 1 71 0 -8.7 4.9 -17.8 -0.9
2010 ATL MLB NL 36 66 .253 .310 .394 .419 96 1.2 1.8 0.1 83 10 0.1 0.8 -1.2 0.2
2010 KCA MLB AL 49 203 .261 .324 .406 .333 110 -2.4 5.6 0.3 86 10 -3.8 0.4 -3.0 -0.1
2010 GWN AAA INT 44 187 .253 .324 .393 .321 102 0.5 5.7 -0.6 109 0 3.5 2.4 -0.3 1.0
2011 OMA AAA PCL 23 74 .281 .360 .438 .268 112 -0.3 2.3 -0.5 88 0 0.8 0.1 -1.9 0.1
2011 SYR AAA INT 51 178 .263 .333 .412 .245 96 -1.9 5.5 -0.7 72 0 2.5 2.6 -7.2 0.3
2012 SFN MLB NL 141 453 .253 .315 .397 .318 92 2.1 12.4 -2.9 82 8 -6.3 5.1 -9.3 -0.1
2012 LAG Wnt VWL 17 80 .000 .000 .000 .431 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB NL 141 511 .255 .317 .398 .328 100 -0.6 13.4 -0.7 86 9 -5.4 0.2 -7.3 0.0
2014 SFN MLB NL 146 444 .249 .307 .378 .311 100 3 11.5 -0.4 98 9 -1.6 4.0 -0.6 1.4
2015 SFN MLB NL 115 372 .258 .318 .409 .338 91 14.7 10.0 -1.1 103 8 -2.1 4.3 2.8 1.5
2016 SFN MLB NL 106 274 .258 .323 .422 .279 93 -6.6 7.7 -1.4 74 10 -3.4 -0.7 -8.0 -0.6
2017 ARI MLB NL 90 256 .258 .325 .431 .321 101 -3.8 7.5 -0.4 84 11 -6.7 2.8 -4.2 -0.1
2017 VIS A+ CAL 5 20 .255 .317 .388 .538 98 1.9 0.6 -0.1 164 0 -0.9 0.4 0.8 0.1
2017 RNO AAA PCL 1 6 .309 .371 .497 .500 123 0.2 0.2 0 112 0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2018 SFN MLB NL 68 203 .242 .312 .397 .300 95 -9.6 5.7 -0.7 60 9 -3.0 0.9 -9.2 -0.7
2018 SAC AAA PCL 60 194 .265 .330 .411 .302 100 -0.8 5.7 -0.8 98 0 -7.6 -4.0 -2.2 -0.9
2019 SYR AAA INT 39 144 .248 .328 .422 .299 95 -4.1 4.9 -0.9 0 0 2.3 -0.2 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
2002 MCN A SAL 570 468 87 127 14 9 7 180 36 85 120 40 16 .271 .389 .385 .113 6 6
2003 MYR A+ CRL 527 461 66 125 19 7 5 173 36 54 114 34 16 .271 .356 .375 .104 3 3
2004 MYR A+ CRL 495 435 73 117 17 9 8 176 41 47 114 25 9 .269 .339 .405 .136 7 7
2005 MIS AA SOU 486 401 64 101 11 12 6 154 37 73 124 28 12 .252 .364 .384 .132 7 7
2006 RIC AAA INT 327 269 43 79 12 1 0 93 19 52 53 14 9 .294 .401 .346 .052 6 6
2006 MIS AA SOU 302 251 45 72 16 3 0 94 9 43 57 17 6 .287 .391 .375 .088 5 5
2007 RIC AAA INT 545 464 81 131 18 5 3 168 35 63 85 23 18 .282 .361 .362 .080 14 14
2008 ATL MLB NL 519 430 52 108 14 4 1 133 38 74 99 13 5 .251 .366 .309 .058 3 6
2009 GWN AAA INT 397 333 54 76 9 1 2 93 30 50 70 10 3 .228 .325 .279 .051 7 7
2009 ATL MLB NL 48 43 5 8 0 1 0 10 1 4 9 2 0 .186 .255 .233 .047 0 1
2010 KCA MLB AL 203 179 22 49 8 3 1 66 11 21 35 10 2 .274 .348 .369 .095 1 2
2010 GWN AAA INT 187 154 26 44 8 0 1 55 11 23 28 9 1 .286 .364 .357 .071 9 9
2010 ATL MLB NL 66 58 9 18 1 1 0 21 3 8 15 1 2 .310 .394 .362 .052 0 0
2011 OMA AAA PCL 74 56 13 11 5 0 0 16 4 17 15 9 1 .196 .384 .286 .089 0 1
2011 SYR AAA INT 178 143 28 29 7 2 3 49 10 27 35 15 1 .203 .335 .343 .140 1 5
2012 SFN MLB NL 453 393 56 96 14 5 5 135 34 51 104 26 6 .244 .333 .344 .099 2 5
2012 LAG Wnt VWL 80 70 20 23 1 1 1 29 4 10 18 4 2 .329 .413 .414 .086 0 0
2013 SFN MLB NL 511 452 50 120 17 6 3 158 41 52 95 14 9 .265 .341 .350 .084 3 3
2014 SFN MLB NL 444 393 51 102 18 6 5 147 38 41 77 16 5 .260 .333 .374 .115 1
2015 SFN MLB NL 372 327 59 95 19 3 5 135 26 40 59 13 5 .291 .368 .413 .122 3 0
2016 SFN MLB NL 274 241 28 54 10 4 1 75 18 29 51 6 3 .224 .309 .311 .087 1 1
2017 VIS A+ CAL 20 18 3 7 1 0 0 8 3 2 5 4 0 .389 .450 .444 .056 0 0
2017 RNO AAA PCL 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 0 0
2017 ARI MLB NL 256 224 43 55 10 3 3 80 13 31 59 15 1 .246 .337 .357 .112 0 1
2018 SFN MLB NL 203 189 19 41 7 3 2 60 12 12 58 6 2 .217 .262 .317 .101 1 1
2018 SAC AAA PCL 194 170 20 42 7 2 4 65 13 23 40 2 1 .247 .337 .382 .135 0 1
2019 SYR AAA INT 144 126 22 30 4 1 4 48 11 15 36 8 3 .238 .317 .381 .143 1 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2050 0.5215 0.3810 0.8451 0.5566 0.1896 0.8924 0.6935 0.1549 -0.0006
2009 200 0.5600 0.4400 0.8068 0.6250 0.2045 0.8286 0.7222 0.1932 0.0003
2010 1072 0.5289 0.3694 0.8611 0.5203 0.2000 0.9288 0.6634 0.1389 0.0004
2012 1775 0.5228 0.4248 0.7931 0.5894 0.2444 0.8684 0.5942 0.2069 -0.0111
2013 1927 0.5054 0.4323 0.8271 0.6181 0.2424 0.9020 0.6320 0.1729 -0.0046
2014 1704 0.5270 0.4401 0.7947 0.6292 0.2295 0.8549 0.6108 0.2053 -0.0116
2015 1392 0.5050 0.4353 0.8135 0.6330 0.2337 0.8989 0.5776 0.1865 0.0019
2016 1063 0.5089 0.4196 0.8117 0.5952 0.2375 0.8944 0.5968 0.1883 0.0000
2017 1104 0.5036 0.3904 0.7773 0.5342 0.2445 0.8519 0.6119 0.2227 0.0000
2018 815 0.5117 0.4221 0.7442 0.5612 0.2764 0.7692 0.6909 0.2558 0.0000
Career131020.51630.41440.81150.58730.22970.87750.63100.1885-0.0036

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
2013-09-30 2013-09-30 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
2012-09-16 2012-09-18 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-07-25 2011-09-06 Minors 43 39 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-10 2010-08-12 DTD 2 2 General Medical Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion -
2008-08-18 2008-08-19 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Bone Spur -
2007-07-24 2007-08-01 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYN $
2018 SFN $1,000,000
2017 ARI $
2016 SFN $3,900,000
2015 SFN $3,600,000
2014 SFN $2,525,000
2013 SFN $1,350,000
2012 SFN $516,000
2008 ATL $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$13,281,000
7 yrTotal$13,281,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 72 dOctagon1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/21/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/29/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Contract selected by San Francisco 3/29/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 6/5/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 6/5/18 (refused assignment). Re-signed by San Francisco as a free agent 6/8/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 8/29/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/18/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. Released by Arizona 3/27/17. Re-signed by Arizona 3/28/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 5/5/17.
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2015-16). Signed extension with San Francisco 1/18/15 (avoided arbitration, $4M-$3.3M). 15:$3.6M, 16:$3.9M.
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/18/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 3/30/11. Acquired by Washington in trade from Kansas City 5/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/24/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/31/10 (Royals paid Braves about $2M as part of the deal).
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 11/06. Signed 2/07.
  • Signed 7/00 as amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 379 47 90 18 2 8 38 41 84 14 3 .271 .354 .410 99 15.4 1.6
80o 361 43 82 16 2 7 35 37 82 12 3 .258 .337 .387 92 10.3 1.1
70o 347 40 76 15 2 6 33 34 80 11 3 .248 .325 .368 86 6.8 0.7
60o 336 38 72 14 2 6 31 32 79 11 3 .242 .317 .362 82 4.1 0.4
50o 325 36 68 13 2 6 29 30 77 10 3 .235 .310 .356 77 1.7 0.2
40o 314 34 63 12 2 5 28 29 76 9 2 .225 .300 .336 73 -0.6 -0.1
30o 303 32 59 11 2 5 26 27 74 9 2 .218 .291 .328 68 -2.8 -0.3
20o 289 29 54 11 1 5 24 24 72 8 2 .208 .278 .315 63 -5.2 -0.6
10o 271 26 47 9 1 4 21 22 69 7 2 .193 .261 .287 56 -8.2 -0.9
Weighted Mean32836681326303178103.233.309.353792.40.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)With Angel Pagan broken and Gregor Blanco going 0-for-2014, what realistic CF move can Sabean make at the deadline?
(drmorris75 from SF)
Center fielders aren't cheap at the deadline. I'd normally say Drew Stubbs but you'd have to buy high. But focus on someone who can play defense mostly and not embarrass themselves swinging a bat. (Matt Sussman)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi R.J., Do you see any possible non-tendered players to serve as a right-handed hitting platoon partner for Gregor Blanco?
(Cal Guy from Cali)
Assuming we're not doing anything crazy, like making Justin Turner change positions, then no I don't. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What moves do you see the Giants making to fill their outfield?
(baseballjunkie from SF)
Thanks for the question, baseballjunkie.

I don't expect the Giants to do anything fancy - in fact, it seems that Sabean is once again prioritizing retaining the players who contributed to the championship run. With Pence staying in right field, I think they'll do their best to re-sign Pagan, and perhaps simply add a better reserve outfielder than Xavier Nady to share time with Gregor Blanco in left. Blanco doesn't exactly fit the power-hitting left fielder profile, but he does a lot of other things well and could be an adequate, cheap starter. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you envision Xavier Nady making an impact for the gyros (knock on wood) we make the playoffs? Or is he just a filler
(Cain you suck my posey from SF)
I don't see Nady making a big impact, but he's better now than Francisco Peguero is, which is what the Giants need. I'd still rather see Gregor Blanco out there for his glove, but anyone who won't hack at sliders darting for their back foot is an upgrade at the moment. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What other moves do you predict the Giants will make? Give me something.... Anything
(Tbirds from Seattle)
The Giants signed Gregor Blanco this morning. What, you want more? Starving children in San Diego have to make do with Mark Kotsay, and you're complaining? Finish your vegetables.

Are there any other lefty relievers out there they could sign? Does the sight of Ryan Ludwick excite you? (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, how do the Braves fix their absolute mess of an outfield, now and down the road?
(steveomd from Ohio)
Start by pulling the ol' switcheroo the next time the traveling secretary hands out plane tickets to Jeff Francoeur and Garret Anderson, maybe something along the lines of a flight to Tijuana via Nova Scotia.

I'd start with the assumption that McLouth should be playing a corner position (does he have the arm for right?), platoon Gregor Blanco and Omar Infante in center, at least until you're satisfied Schafer is ready, and try to find a lefty bat that can match with Matt Diaz in left. And look forward to the day when Jason Heyward is ready (two years?). (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe -- What's the correct solution to the Jeff Francoeur situation? Stick with him? Send him to AAA? Try to trade him? If they went with option 2 or 3, who should they plug in to RF? They don't seem to have many options.
(Brent from Raleigh)
The correct solution is to play someone better. The Braves don't really have that option, however, so you stick with him until that someone comes along. I'd get Gregor Blanco back into the mix, myself, but then again, I would have had him as the everyday CF or LF to start the season.

If the Braves stay in contention, they will have to trade for a corner OF. There's just no other way. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)As a Braves fan, I'd like to know why the Braves don't realize that Gregor Blanco is a terrible starter.
(Disgruntled Braves Fan from ATL)
I wouldn't say TERRIBLE. With Kotsay out, who would you play? You don't have a lot of options. The problem right now, in my opinion, is that the Braves are starting an outfield that doesn't hit for very much power; but, what are their choices? At least, Blanco brings two above average skill sets to the table--on base % and speed. (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)What is your view of Gregor Blanco? I never really heard about him as a prospect despite good minor league numbers but he has really jumped on the scene this year with the Braves.
(Frank from Atlanta)
I mean, Blanco is what he is. It doesn't surprise me that in a sample size, he can come up to the Major Leagues and draw some walks and find some holes. With good pitch selection, runs like this shouldn't be that surprising. But as he regresses some, and with a .433 BABIP he'll be regressing for sure, you're going to see a guy with next-to-no power that hits singles and draws walks. You have to hit a lot of singles to be valuable like that, but there's worse bench guys out there. (Bryan Smith)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a Braves fan. Could you please explain why you think Mark Kotsay, at $2Million a year, and some possible talent from the minors, is better than about a hundred different guys you could find in the minors for nothing? Kotsay's a lousy ballplayer, and your organization, in particular, shouldn't be shy about pointing that out.
(rrentaurn from Boise)
I don't think I was, but I try to also see things as Frank Wren does in terms of understanding the possible upside. And like you, I don't believe it. Not that I had any faith in Josh Anderson, but Gregor Blanco has some value. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like in CF for the Braves to start the season? IF they decide to go with in house options how much are they putting thier playoff hopes in jeopardy?
(basicslop from Albuquerque)
There's no good out-of-house options left, although I suppose they're one team that could wait a month for Mike Cameron to return. Gregor Blanco is a pumped-up fourth outfielder who wouldn't totally kill them.
Josh Anderson is the wrong answer, I know that much. (Joe Sheehan)


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