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Brendan Harris SS

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 1876 .256 .314 .381 86 1.6
Birth Date8-26-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age38 years, 11 months, 26 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
2004 CHN 23 3 10 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 63 -0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.0
2004 MON 23 20 53 8 2 0 1 2 11 1 0 0 .160 .208 .260 59 -2.7 0.1 -1.4 -0.2
2005 WAS 24 4 10 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .400 .778 88 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0
2006 CIN 25 8 11 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 .200 .273 .500 94 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2006 WAS 25 17 36 8 2 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .333 .313 94 -0.1 0.4 -0.6 0.1
2007 TBA 26 137 576 149 35 3 12 42 96 4 4 1 .286 .343 .434 96 -0.5 0.5 -17.5 0.4
2008 MIN 27 130 490 115 29 3 7 39 98 4 1 1 .265 .327 .394 84 -8.2 1.8 -7.4 0.3
2009 MIN 28 123 453 108 22 1 6 29 78 3 0 2 .261 .310 .362 83 -8.1 1.4 0.8 1.0
2010 MIN 29 43 120 17 3 0 1 9 23 2 0 0 .157 .233 .213 59 -5.5 1.2 0.0 -0.1
2013 ANA 32 44 117 22 4 0 4 6 29 1 0 1 .206 .252 .355 85 -1.8 -0.3 -1.2 0.0
Career5291876434997331323431755.256.314.38186-27.64.8-27.01.6

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
2001 LNS A MDW 32 136 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DAY A+ FSL 110 475 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WTN AA SOU 13 55 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WTN AA SOU 120 502 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHN MLB NL 3 10 .263 .326 .408 .250 90 -0.4 0.3 0 63 18 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
2004 MON MLB NL 20 53 .259 .323 .417 .184 90 -5.9 1.6 0 59 18 -1.4 0.1 -2.7 -0.2
2004 EDM AAA PCL 35 145 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA PCL 69 275 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WAS MLB NL 4 10 .300 .349 .465 .250 108 0.5 0.3 0 88 23 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2005 NWO AAA PCL 127 519 .279 .346 .437 .298 96 4.2 4.1 0 92 0 1.7 -1.6 -2.7 0.1
2006 CIN MLB NL 8 11 .222 .309 .368 .200 97 -0.4 0.3 0 94 15 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
2006 WAS MLB NL 17 36 .257 .334 .407 .276 89 -1.1 1.1 0.2 94 15 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 0.1
2006 LOU AAA INT 43 165 .258 .324 .393 .374 96 7.4 4.5 0.4 150 0 -3.0 -0.8 8.2 0.9
2006 NWO AAA PCL 59 257 .262 .332 .398 .358 93 9.2 7.1 1.3 121 0 -2.3 1.4 7.3 1.5
2007 TBA MLB AL 137 576 .264 .333 .411 .331 103 -0.1 17.1 4.8 96 6 -17.5 0.5 -0.5 0.4
2008 MIN MLB AL 130 490 .269 .332 .423 .322 98 -2.6 14.2 2.8 84 9 -7.4 1.8 -8.2 0.3
2009 MIN MLB AL 123 453 .264 .331 .418 .304 103 -7.6 13.1 2.7 83 9 0.8 1.4 -8.1 1.0
2010 MIN MLB AL 43 120 .260 .330 .402 .188 109 -10.2 3.3 0.5 59 13 0.0 1.2 -5.5 -0.1
2010 ROC AAA INT 62 258 .257 .327 .397 .266 100 -10.3 7.9 1.1 76 0 -5.7 -1.0 -6.3 -0.4
2011 NOR AAA INT 136 565 .255 .323 .391 .251 93 -23.9 17.5 2.4 62 0 -5.9 3.4 -19.9 -0.2
2012 CSP AAA PCL 106 424 .282 .342 .438 .334 107 20.9 12.6 0.7 130 0 -5.1 1.8 16.7 2.6
2013 ANA MLB AL 44 117 .252 .317 .399 .240 94 -1.9 3.1 0.6 85 10 -1.2 -0.3 -1.8 0.0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 12 49 .256 .334 .386 .250 101 0 1.4 0.6 99 0 0.9 -0.3 -0.5 0.2
2013 SWB AAA INT 22 87 .257 .327 .388 .267 98 0.7 2.5 0.6 110 0 -1.2 0.4 -0.2 0.2
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 6 19 .271 .349 .433 .385 99 1.6 0.6 -0.1 121 0 -0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.0
2015 ERI AA EAS 32 121 .246 .317 .351 .280 101 4.4 3.2 1.3 129 0 -2.7 0.9 1.4 0.4
2015 TOL AAA INT 18 67 .254 .323 .379 .255 97 -0.3 1.9 -0.1 89 0 -0.5 0.6 -1.7 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
2001 LNS A MDW 136 113 25 31 5 1 4 50 22 17 26 5 1 .274 .376 .442 .168 1 1
2002 WTN AA SOU 55 53 8 17 4 1 2 29 11 2 5 1 1 .321 .345 .547 .226 0 0
2002 DAY A+ FSL 475 425 82 140 35 6 13 226 54 43 57 16 4 .329 .395 .532 .202 1 1
2003 WTN AA SOU 502 435 56 122 34 7 5 185 52 51 72 6 7 .280 .363 .425 .145 5 5
2004 CHN MLB NL 10 9 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .111 0 0
2004 MON MLB NL 53 50 4 8 2 0 1 13 2 2 11 0 0 .160 .208 .260 .100 0 0
2004 IOW AAA PCL 275 254 48 79 21 1 11 135 35 16 40 0 2 .311 .350 .531 .220 3 3
2004 EDM AAA PCL 145 130 20 35 6 0 6 59 24 10 21 0 0 .269 .326 .454 .185 0 0
2005 NWO AAA PCL 519 470 67 127 22 4 13 196 81 40 77 9 5 .270 .330 .417 .147 2 2
2005 WAS MLB NL 10 9 1 3 1 0 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .778 .444 0 0
2006 NWO AAA PCL 257 219 37 62 14 0 5 91 32 26 56 3 2 .283 .380 .416 .132 1 1
2006 LOU AAA INT 165 148 22 48 14 1 5 79 28 14 29 2 0 .324 .384 .534 .209 1 1
2006 CIN MLB NL 11 10 2 2 0 0 1 5 1 1 4 0 0 .200 .273 .500 .300 0 0
2006 WAS MLB NL 36 32 3 8 2 0 0 10 2 3 3 0 0 .250 .333 .313 .063 0 0
2007 TBA MLB AL 576 521 72 149 35 3 12 226 59 42 96 4 1 .286 .343 .434 .148 1 8
2008 MIN MLB AL 490 434 57 115 29 3 7 171 49 39 98 1 1 .265 .327 .394 .129 6 7
2009 MIN MLB AL 453 414 44 108 22 1 6 150 37 29 78 0 2 .261 .310 .362 .101 6 1
2010 MIN MLB AL 120 108 11 17 3 0 1 23 4 9 23 0 0 .157 .233 .213 .056 1 0
2010 ROC AAA INT 258 232 31 54 14 1 4 82 29 14 41 1 0 .233 .295 .353 .121 1 1
2011 NOR AAA INT 565 516 50 116 21 2 10 171 50 37 87 2 2 .225 .282 .331 .107 3 4
2012 CSP AAA PCL 424 357 73 113 33 4 9 181 63 52 44 2 3 .317 .407 .507 .190 7 1
2013 ANA MLB AL 117 107 14 22 4 0 4 38 9 6 29 0 1 .206 .252 .355 .150 1 2
2013 SWB AAA INT 87 73 9 17 3 0 1 23 4 13 12 0 0 .233 .356 .315 .082 0 0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 49 41 7 10 0 0 2 16 5 7 7 0 0 .244 .367 .390 .146 0 0
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 19 15 1 5 1 0 0 6 1 4 2 0 0 .333 .474 .400 .067 0
2015 TOL AAA INT 67 57 8 13 3 1 0 18 4 7 7 0 0 .228 .318 .316 .088 1 1
2015 ERI AA EAS 121 94 22 23 3 0 2 32 11 22 18 0 1 .245 .400 .340 .096 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1831 0.5188 0.4309 0.8010 0.6011 0.2474 0.8669 0.6284 0.1990 0.0101
2009 1730 0.5185 0.4503 0.8151 0.6120 0.2761 0.8871 0.6435 0.1849 0.0062
2010 466 0.5429 0.4056 0.8201 0.5889 0.1878 0.8658 0.6500 0.1799 0.0013
2013 445 0.5348 0.4045 0.7833 0.5336 0.2560 0.8661 0.5849 0.2167 0.0041
Career44720.52280.43310.80670.59730.25310.87450.63220.19330.0071

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
2011-03-21 2011-03-24 Camp 3 0 Trunk Surgery Mole Removed 2011-03-21
2009-03-03 2009-03-06 Camp 3 0 Shoulder Contusion HBP -
2008-05-10 2008-05-12 DTD 2 2 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-18 2007-09-27 DTD 9 7 Left Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi While Swinging -
2004-02-24 - Minors - - Right Knee Surgery Arthroscopic 2004-02-20

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 DET $
2014 LAN $
2013 ANA $625,000
2012 COL $
2011 MIN $500,000
2011 BAL $1,250,000
2010 MIN $1,450,000
2009 MIN $466,100
2008 MIN $431,000
2007 TBA $386,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,108,200
6 yrTotal$5,108,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 137 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 3/20/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/20/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 3/31/13. DFA by LA Angels 7/20/13. Elected free agency 7/23/13. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 7/25/13 (minor-league contract). Signed by Texas as a free agent 8/21/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/6/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$3.2M (2010-11). Signed extension with Minnesota 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). 10:$1.45M, 11:$1.75M. $0.65M performance bonus: $75,000 for 450 PAs, $0.1M for 500 PAs, $0.15M for 550 PAs, $0.175M each for 600, 650 PAs. DFA by Minnesota 6/25/10. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Minnesota 12/9/10 (Twins paid Orioles $0.5M in deal).
  • 1 year/$0.4661M (2009). Re-signed 3/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.431M (2008). Re-signed 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3861M (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Acquired in trade from Tampa Bay 11/28/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06. Acquired in trade after being DFA by Cincinnati 12/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 2/05. Optioned to Triple-A 5/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased 11/03. Optioned to Triple-A 3/04. Recalled 7/04. Acquired in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/04. Recalled 9/04.
  • Drafted 2001 (5-138) (William & Mary). $0.21M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper Strat-O-Matic league, would you take Elvis Andrus or Gordon Beckham? Assume the team's other left-side infielder is someone like Brendan Harris, who can start at SS or 3B as needed.
(Rex Little from Big Bear, CA)
The difference in their ages and position--the White Sox appear to be committed to the Cuban Shawon Dunston at shortstop--mean I'd take Andrus. Keeper leagues are about long-term value. I like Beckham a lot, but a long-term 1 at short with a decent bat is what you build around. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should Gardenhire consider trading offense for defense and start Carlos Gomez? Or does his flexibility as a pinch runner/defensive replacement make him more valuable off the bench? Anything else the Twins can try to give themselves even a slightly better chance?
(Patrick from MPLS)
Yes. The defensive bump over Young would be much greater than the offense they'd give up by having Gomez in the lineup instead of Jose Morales or Brendan Harris or whatever nightmare they're DHing. This was the play the second Morneau was done. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think should be the starter at second base for the Twins? I know it's like choosing the lesser of two evils, but I don't really want to see Nick Punto flail away at pitches no where close to the strike zone. Also, why in the world was Delmon Young a #1 Prospect, and who should be playing left field for us?
(twinkies25 from MN)
I would hope they'd just lock in and place their faith in Casilla. Punto's a better utility infielder than a starter, and I'm reluctant to get worked up in Brendan Harris' behalf when he isn't hitting and concerns over his defense up the middle dog him with a certain persistence. Failing a commitment to Casilla, they should have asked the A's for Adam Kennedy. It's never too late to ask after David Eckstein, for that matter, and he'd go over well in the Twin Cities, methinks. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins beat writer said they actually wanted Washburn to free up one of the other starters for a trip to the pen. How does that look like a better option than Bradford?
(CrisE from St Paul, MN)
Makes sense to me, because the Twins have a pretty crummy infield defense, and Bradford would get murdered by infield turf choppers Brendan Harris can't handle. Were they to have added Washburn, I'd rather push someone like Perkins to the pen and have a multi-inning reliever with some measure of success with the team than take my chances on Bradford. That's in this specific instance; different constellations of talent yield different outcomes and possible scenarios. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Liriano seems poised to start on Monday for the Twins... why didn't they shore up at 3B again? Is 2nd in the division just more comfortable?
(themcneills from PDX)
If that's true on Liriano, it's about damn time. As for third base, Brian Buscher has been doing a nice enough job there (.313/.342/.438) that the team should be worrying about second base (Alexi Casilla is done for the year) and shortstop (where Brendan Harris is currently playing) ahead of their third base concerns.

I think the Casilla injury is a major blow to that club. He was playing a bit over his head, but he'd really provided a nice spark for them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So how did the Rays go from projected 83 wins to 89 wins now? Is this a change in the projection system, or a change in the Rays (or in their opponents)?
(collins from greenville nc)
That's a great question, and in this case it has a pretty simple answer. On the first version of PECOTA that we do each year, we make a very simple assumption about a team's defense -- namely, that the defense will be the same as it was last year, regressed to the mean last year. The Rays had a very, very bad defense in 2007, involving experiments like Brendan Harris playing shortstop, B.J. Upton playing second base, and Delmon Young playing center field. So, that was flowing through into the ERAs of each of the pitchers.

But in the second version of the PECOTAs, we instead project defense based on the individual defensive projections from our depth chart starting lineups. And we actually expect the Rays to have a slightly *above average* defense this year, particuarly given the addition of Jason Bartlett. So this turned out to make a huge difference at the margins. And there's a hidden benefit too, which is that it actually increases the innings pitched projections for the starting pitchers, which means fewer innings from the back end of their bullpen. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameRandom fact #2: Of the 20 players in tonight's starting lineup, only Brendan Harris was drafted out of a 4-year college (William and Mary). Punto, Blackburn and Thome each attended a JC. The rest were high school guys. (David Laurila)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameRandom fact #2: Of the 20 players in tonight's starting lineup, only Brendan Harris was drafted out of a 4-year college (William and Mary). Punto, Blackburn and Thome each attended a JC. The rest were high school guys. (David Laurila)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2006 aaa -.005 0.0 34 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -5.3

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