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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 2660 .242 .296 .442 94 2.2
Birth Date5-25-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 28 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 ARI 24 101 364 84 15 6 13 21 88 1 3 3 .248 .293 .442 74 -11.0 -1.2 -7.5 -0.9
2005 ARI 25 15 20 2 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .100 .100 .150 71 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2006 ARI 26 9 16 6 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .400 .438 .533 78 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
2007 ARI 27 76 199 39 13 1 3 19 37 1 2 0 .222 .301 .358 95 -0.4 -0.2 5.5 0.9
2007 SDN 27 31 95 25 5 1 8 7 18 0 0 0 .287 .337 .644 94 -0.3 -0.3 -3.8 -0.2
2008 SDN 28 112 362 81 18 3 17 28 84 3 3 1 .248 .312 .479 98 0.0 -0.5 1.2 1.1
2009 OAK 29 60 248 55 13 1 7 8 38 2 3 2 .236 .262 .391 99 0.5 -2.1 2.8 0.7
2009 SDN 29 56 216 59 14 1 10 17 45 1 8 1 .299 .358 .533 98 0.1 0.1 -4.7 0.2
2010 SDN 30 104 336 62 10 0 10 31 69 6 6 1 .210 .295 .346 86 -5.2 -0.7 -2.7 -0.1
2011 NYN 31 79 145 31 8 1 7 11 34 2 1 1 .235 .303 .470 109 1.7 -0.5 -1.9 0.3
2012 NYN 32 134 398 99 25 3 20 19 83 1 8 2 .263 .299 .504 114 6.6 0.3 -5.6 1.0
2013 CHN 33 52 112 17 2 0 8 7 25 2 2 0 .172 .232 .434 92 -0.8 -0.1 -3.4 -0.3
2013 WAS 33 33 62 13 3 0 2 2 19 0 0 0 .224 .246 .379 94 -0.4 -0.6 -1.7 -0.1
2014 WAS 34 61 87 16 4 0 1 4 26 2 0 0 .208 .253 .299 65 -3.2 -1.7 -0.1 -0.3
Career923266058913317106175577213611.242.296.44294-13.3-7.8-22.12.2

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
2001 MSO Rk PIO 74 338 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBN A MDW 109 468 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LNC A+ CLF 18 86 .000 .000 .000 .456 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ELP AA TXS 88 374 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUC AAA PCL 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB NL 101 364 .261 .326 .416 .297 100 -8.3 10.8 -0.5 74 13 -7.5 -1.2 -11.0 -0.9
2004 TUC AAA PCL 28 128 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARI MLB NL 15 20 .263 .325 .416 .143 109 -4.1 0.6 -0.1 71 10 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2005 TUC AAA PCL 58 237 .288 .357 .463 .320 99 20.3 7.0 -1.1 123 0 0.9 2.9 8.0 1.7
2006 ARI MLB NL 9 16 .271 .337 .412 .600 94 1.8 0.5 -0.1 78 15 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.0
2006 TUC AAA PCL 98 440 .279 .347 .434 .350 105 35.1 13.3 -3.7 148 0 -4.0 -0.2 28.1 3.3
2007 ARI MLB NL 76 199 .271 .335 .426 .265 104 -8.2 5.9 -1.3 95 13 5.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.9
2007 SDN MLB NL 31 95 .266 .331 .415 .274 91 10.5 2.8 -0.6 94 13 -3.8 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2
2008 SDN MLB NL 112 362 .263 .329 .418 .282 88 13.4 10.5 -0.5 98 9 1.2 -0.5 0.0 1.1
2009 OAK MLB AL 60 248 .266 .331 .423 .249 103 -8.5 7.1 -1.3 99 11 2.8 -2.1 0.5 0.7
2009 SDN MLB NL 56 216 .254 .322 .403 .345 87 14.3 6.2 0 98 11 -4.7 0.1 0.1 0.2
2009 LEL A+ CLF 3 13 .279 .368 .456 .143 101 -1.5 0.3 -0.1 33 0 0.5 0.0 -0.9 0.0
2010 SDN MLB NL 104 336 .256 .318 .404 .236 86 0.9 9.3 -1.6 86 9 -2.7 -0.7 -5.2 -0.1
2010 LEL A+ CLF 3 11 .300 .372 .478 .667 87 3.2 0.3 -0.1 211 0 -0.3 -0.2 1.4 0.1
2011 NYN MLB NL 79 145 .239 .310 .375 .264 96 2.5 3.9 -0.6 109 14 -1.9 -0.5 1.7 0.3
2012 NYN MLB NL 134 398 .251 .308 .398 .287 96 11.3 10.9 -2.6 114 9 -5.6 0.3 6.6 1.0
2013 CHN MLB NL 52 112 .245 .309 .391 .129 103 -1.7 2.9 -0.9 92 11 -3.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.3
2013 WAS MLB NL 33 62 .237 .301 .366 .289 104 -2.2 1.6 -0.3 94 11 -1.7 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1
2014 WAS MLB NL 61 87 .244 .309 .369 .278 102 -3.3 2.2 -0.3 65 12 -0.1 -1.7 -3.2 -0.3
2014 SYR AAA INT 3 12 .273 .327 .387 .167 98 -1.5 0.4 -0.1 72 0 -0.4 0.0 -0.5 -0.1

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 MSO Rk PIO 338 291 81 101 16 6 14 171 65 38 50 2 2 .347 .435 .588 .241 0 0
2002 LNC A+ CLF 86 79 20 32 11 1 6 63 26 6 16 1 0 .405 .447 .797 .392 0 0
2002 SBN A MDW 468 394 79 131 35 4 16 222 72 58 74 9 3 .332 .430 .563 .231 1 1
2003 ELP AA TXS 374 337 53 93 21 7 10 158 47 30 80 6 2 .276 .346 .469 .193 0 0
2003 TUC AAA PCL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2004 ARI MLB NL 364 339 39 84 15 6 13 150 29 21 88 3 3 .248 .293 .442 .195 1 2
2004 TUC AAA PCL 128 115 29 36 8 3 5 65 20 11 21 0 3 .313 .378 .565 .252 0 0
2005 TUC AAA PCL 237 209 45 65 8 3 16 127 40 21 40 3 0 .311 .387 .608 .297 0 0
2005 ARI MLB NL 20 20 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 .100 .100 .150 .050 0 0
2006 TUC AAA PCL 440 381 83 123 22 1 26 225 81 52 78 3 0 .323 .410 .591 .268 0 0
2006 ARI MLB NL 16 15 2 6 2 0 0 8 2 1 5 0 0 .400 .438 .533 .133 0 0
2007 ARI MLB NL 199 176 21 39 13 1 3 63 16 19 37 2 0 .222 .301 .358 .136 0 3
2007 SDN MLB NL 95 87 16 25 5 1 8 56 20 7 18 0 0 .287 .337 .644 .356 1 0
2008 SDN MLB NL 362 326 42 81 18 3 17 156 31 28 84 3 1 .248 .312 .479 .230 2 3
2009 LEL A+ CLF 13 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 .100 .308 .100 .000 0 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 248 233 24 55 13 1 7 91 35 8 38 3 2 .236 .262 .391 .155 5 0
2009 SDN MLB NL 216 197 26 59 14 1 10 105 29 17 45 8 1 .299 .358 .533 .234 0 1
2010 SDN MLB NL 336 295 34 62 10 0 10 102 36 31 69 6 1 .210 .295 .346 .136 4 0
2010 LEL A+ CLF 11 7 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 4 1 0 0 .571 .727 .714 .143 0 0
2011 NYN MLB NL 145 132 20 31 8 1 7 62 24 11 34 1 1 .235 .303 .470 .235 0 0
2012 NYN MLB NL 398 377 52 99 25 3 20 190 57 19 83 8 2 .263 .299 .504 .241 1 0
2013 CHN MLB NL 112 99 13 17 2 0 8 43 19 7 25 2 0 .172 .232 .434 .263 4 0
2013 WAS MLB NL 62 58 5 13 3 0 2 22 7 2 19 0 0 .224 .246 .379 .155 1 1
2014 SYR AAA INT 12 10 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 4 0 0 .100 .250 .200 .100 0
2014 WAS MLB NL 87 77 6 16 4 0 1 23 8 4 26 0 0 .208 .253 .299 .091 4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1391 0.4730 0.4608 0.7520 0.6444 0.2960 0.8373 0.5853 0.2480 0.0083
2009 1700 0.5147 0.4953 0.7862 0.6720 0.3079 0.8622 0.6102 0.2138 0.0045
2010 1334 0.4895 0.4400 0.7564 0.6034 0.2834 0.8274 0.6114 0.2436 -0.0005
2011 571 0.4518 0.4606 0.7300 0.6550 0.3003 0.8462 0.5213 0.2700 0.0043
2012 1543 0.4796 0.4640 0.7584 0.6486 0.2939 0.8167 0.6398 0.2416 0.0079
2013 686 0.5058 0.4475 0.7655 0.6311 0.2596 0.8356 0.5909 0.2345 0.0029
2014 328 0.5030 0.4665 0.6732 0.6242 0.3067 0.7573 0.5000 0.3268 -0.0017
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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
2014-04-06 2014-05-05 15-DL 29 26 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-03-03 2012-03-28 Camp 25 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-08-24 2011-09-29 15-DL 36 34 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-07-19 2011-07-20 DTD 1 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin From Foul Ball - -
2011-04-24 2011-04-26 DTD 2 1 - Back Stiffness - -
2010-05-16 2010-06-02 15-DL 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-11 2010-03-24 Camp 13 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-03-07 2010-03-09 Camp 2 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2009-09-22 2009-09-22 On-Alr 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-09-22 2009-10-05 DTD 13 12 Left Hip Inflammation -
2009-09-22 2009-09-22 On-Alr 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2009-09-02 2009-09-04 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-08-19 2009-08-21 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2009-07-28 2009-08-01 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2009-07-18 2009-07-19 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion -
2009-06-03 2009-06-23 15-DL 20 16 Left Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2008-08-28 2008-09-29 15-DL 32 29 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2008-09-02
2008-06-14 2008-06-18 DTD 4 3 Left Elbow Hyperextension -
2007-08-09 2007-09-08 15-DL 30 27 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-08-05 2007-08-06 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion -
2007-05-22 2007-05-23 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-05-17 2007-05-19 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2007-04-05 2007-04-05 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2006-06-20 2006-07-29 15-DL 39 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps -
2005-09-02 2005-10-02 60-DL 30 26 Left Shoulder Recovery From Cartilage Injury Labrum From Dislocation -
2005-07-23 2005-09-02 Minors 41 40 Left Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum From Dislocation - -
2003-05-31 2003-07-10 Minors 40 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2002-06-25 2002-07-03 Minors 8 0 Left Wrist Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $2,500,000
2013 CHN $2,500,000
2012 NYN $1,100,000
2011 NYN $1,100,000
2010 SDN $2,450,000
2009 SDN $1,250,000
2008 SDN $406,000
2007 ARI $389,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$11,695,000
8 yrTotal$11,695,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 102 dCasey Close2 years/$5M (2013-14)

Details
  • 2 years/$5M (2013-14). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/29/13. 13:$2.5M, 14:$2.5M. Annual roster bonuses: $0.125M each for 130, 160 days on active Major League roster, excluding disabled list. Annual performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 350, 375 plate appearances. $75,000 each for 400, 425 PA. $0.125M each for 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PA. Acquired by Washington in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/8/13. (Cubs to pay less than $0.5M of 2014 salary.)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/11/12.
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2011). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/21/11. $0.4M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2010). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Oakland 1/16/10. Signed by San Diego 2/2/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.1M). Non-tendered by San Diego 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 1/8/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 500, 525 PAs. $25,000 for 550 PAs. Award bonuses. Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 7/6/09.
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2008). Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/08.
  • 1 year/$0.389M (2007). Re-signed by Arizona 2/07. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 7/27/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Arizona 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Arizona 11/03.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2001 (3-98) (Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Ariz.). $0.4M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)12 team NL keeper league, pick 3 - Pacheco ($10), Lucroy ($10), Garret Jones ($10) Scott Hairston ($5)
(Brandon from Iowa)
I'd keep Lucroy and Jones and drop the other two. If you must keep a third, keep Hairston. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Delmon Young is a fit for the Blue Jays as a platoon partner for Adam Lind?
(Cam from Waterloo)
I'm not even sure if Delmon is good enough to be an asset as the short half of a platoon. Last year he had a .271 TAv against lefties, with a multi-year weighted TAv against them of .281. (You can see that in the "Splits" section of his player card.) Compare that to say, Scott Hairston, whom I'd rather have (.315 last year, .300 multi-year). Even if .281 is Delmon's true talent against southpaws, once you subtract his defense, his baserunning, and the fact that he'd be taking up a roster spot in a limited role, there's just not a lot of value left there. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your definition of a "supplemental" player on a team? I had an argument last night that a supplemental player is a non-core position player who, no matter their pay-rate, plays a specific role on the team and not always brought in to be a "key piece".
(jlarsen from chicago)
Hey Jake, good to hear from you. I've never thought about that specific term, but your definition seems as good as any. When I hear "supplemental player," I think of a guy like Chris Denorfia or Scott Hairston, someone who supplements the stars. (Geoff Young)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, Detroit's looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder to platoon with Dirks. . . assuming that resigning Delmon I-don't-want-to-DH Young is out of the question, who is available? Do they have any depth anywhere for trading?
(John Carter from Toronto (Tigers fan originally from the New York a)
Glad to see you in the queue again, John Carter.

Jon Morosi reported (and then retracted) yesterday that the Tigers had a two-year offer out to Scott Hairston, and while that report proved inaccurate, I think Hairston could be a fit there. Cody Ross is another possibility, though his price would need to come down if he's going to serve in a platoon role, and they could also consider Andruw Jones or Matt Diaz.

In terms of pieces the Tigers could trade, Brennan Boesch and Andrew Oliver were mentioned yesterday by CBS Sports' Danny Knobler: https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/275663979584552962. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Ichiro staying in NY? Do you think Scott Hairston fits as a platoon partner for him or another LHB with the Yankees?
(Clarence Eldridge from New York, NY)
I hear people really stuff themselves on those cruise ships, Eldridge.

I do think Ichiro ends up staying in New York, and Hairston has been mentioned as a possible platoon partner. That said, if Hairston insists on a two-year deal, then the Yankees might first look at other options to avoid committing to him for 2014. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to compare a baseball player to Feist, who would it be? And a followup question: Which GM is most like Michael Bay?
(Grant from Frisco, baby)
FRISCO, REPRAZENT

The Bay one is easy: Obviously that's Jeff Luhnow, because of the way he blew up the Astros this year. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.

The baseball version of Feist would have to be someone incredibly annoying, like a Scott Hairston. Alternately it could be a player who's wildly overvalued by stat nerds because he put up some kind of stupid SABR-y numbers in an outlier year. So maybe Feist is Ben Zobrist. Benzo Brist. (Ian Miller)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any interesting names in CF for the Marlins to puruse? The right move can't be to run Coghlan out there, right?
(Michael J from Library)
Hanley Ramirez would be my choice, but we know that isn't happening. It definitely should, though. There isn't a lot to choose from in terms of real impact players for center, but there are some decent pieces. Thin Gwynn for his glove, Scott Hairston for his bat--non-tenders present better options for center than the free agent market did. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Woah. I realize that Adrian is "only" a 5-6 win player, which subtracted from last year's team puts the Padres in the 82-85 range. But they've lost more than him. They got surprising amounts of help from Torreabla, Eckstein, Garland, Jerry Hairston, Tejada, even Gwynn's glove. Their pitchers were very healthy. If they hadn't torn up the Giants, the race would have been over a week earlier. Not to diminish their accomplishments, but a lot went right for them in 2010 beyond the talent of their players. You'd be at home in SD, there are plenty of fans who project that most of the current farm system will be at least major league average if not stars. Let me know the next time that occurs in reality.
(Geoff Young Fan from San Diego)
Eckstein wasn't that good in 2010 except for very early on. Garland/Correia/LeBlanc is not as good as Harang/Stauffer/Luebke, especially the 2010 version's of Correia/LeBlanc. Gwynn's glove will be offset by Maybin's glove, and Maybin has a chance of hitting better than that even if he doesn't develop any further. A full season of Ludwick not dealing with his calf injury will be big for the lineup. Kyle Blanks coming back with a working elbow halfway through the season has the potential to be big for the lineup, since it won't be screwing with his swing like it did in the beginning of 2010.

A lot went right for the Padres in 2010, but plenty went wrong as well: Blanks, Correia, Chris Young, Scott Hairston, Tony Gwynn's bat, Ludwick's calf injury, Adrian Gonzalez's shoulder hampering his power.

I don't think most of the current farm system of the Padres is any good at all. But Castro is a future #2 starter, Kelly could turn into that or an ace, Rizzo is young and very talented with a lot of potential as a well-rounded hitter, and Cumberland will be fine as long as he doesn't slam his knee into a wall again. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, every team would like to be in our position, fighting for the playoffs, competing in meaningful games in Sep.....wait, that was the last game of the season? I gave Scott Hairston how many at-bats that weekend? Shark farts!
(Bud Black from Rancho Santa Fe)
I feel bad for Scott Hairston, as he played through a lot of the second half with an injury that no one mentioned that killed his production. He's not a bad player, though he is probably a non-tender candidate given the Padres plethora of inexpensive outfield options. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hope you voted Votto.
(lyndon from Columbus, OH)
All of my votes were for Scott Hairston and Jerry Hairston, and no one else. Voltron Hairston for life. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)How long do you think Matt Capps stays as closer in Washington? Do you think Scott Hairston has much value this year? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, N.J.)
The whole season for Capps. Who will come and take the job away from him? Did Scott Hairston ever have much value? (Russell A. Carleton)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time to non-tender Jack Cust and move on to Chris Carter? Is Ryan Sweeney really the solution in right? Can Daric Barton ever hit in months that don't start with "S"? It was nice to see the team play well down the stretch, but there are still a ton of question marks.
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Cust has been a fine placeholder at DH, but he needs to be seen as such. If he's game for a one-year deal, the A's can afford to buy the time and see if Barton fends off Carter initially. While slotting Cust in an outfield corner if both Carter and Barton earn their keep wouldn't be lovely, nobody's going places with an outfield trio of Sweeney/Rajai Davis/Scott Hairston. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who out of the position players on Oakland right now is part of their next play-off team? Just Suzuki? Nobody? If you say Ryan Sweeney I'm going to drop this match on the gasoline I'm standing in...
(Juan from The City)
It's pretty bleak when you look at it that way, isn't it? I don't see anyone else I'd hang my hat on, unless it's Scott Hairston as the lefty-mashing part of a platoon. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why do you trade four or five years of Sean Gallagher, a potential middle of the rotation pitcher, for a year and a half of Scott Hairston, who at his best (and when healthy) is a starting outfielder on a second-tier team? I don't understand this deal, especially with Outman gone for 12-18 months and Gonzalez and Cahill struggling in the majors.
(Dave from Chicago)
There's no way that Sean Gallagher is in that rotation in a year's time. He's just a guy. I'm surprised by the trade, but I think it was just a case of desperately wanting someone who could hit the ball hard. The A's offense is wretched--they don't make hard contact, and they haven't for years now. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of this Scott Hairston deal by the A's? Towers said the PTBNL is the key and one source said the pitcher had major league service time, which, to me, points to Sean Gallagher who is currently on the DL in Triple-A. What can Hairston do that Matt Murton couldn't?
(Dave from Chicago)
Hairston's no center fielder (75 Rate2 according to our stats, though UZR holds him in higher esteem). He's got plenty of pop, but his plate discipline is a little lacking, and contact problems keep his batting average relatively low. Solid fourth outfielder/second-division starter, whereas Murton, who can't even fake center and has taken a vow of powerlessness, is now a fifth outfielder/Triple-A starter. At best. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)This seems to be Scott Hairston's best and perhaps last opportunity to become a starting major league outfielder. Why isn't he seizing it?
(AJ from Pasadena)
Because he was just never that good in the first place. The Snakes have many of their affiliates playing in bandboxes, and Hairston's really probably just a solid fourth outfielder and platoon asset miscast as a former prospect. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)Opinions on the Pads outfield? Personally, I don't see how they can expect to get more than 120 games out of either Edmonds or Giles. Who do they have to fill the holes when they get injured? Headley? DaVanon? Doesn't it make sense for the Pads to sign someone like Brad Wilkerson to add some much needed depth?
(Travis from San Diego)
Hey there Travis. You don't think Giles will survive more than 120? Maybe my Giles-centric perception colors my thoughts.

Edmonds though, is an issue for playing time. I would love to see them go after Wilkerson on a cheap deal (that's all that exists this late in the game, right?) I do like seeing what Scott Hairston can do, but backup plans for backup plans can't hurt.

I will miss Mike Cameron out there, that's for sure. As long as I never see Brady Clark in center again, though it isn't his fault he was the closest thing to a centerfielder left on the roster. (Marc Normandin)


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