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Justin Huber 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 175 .224 .276 .304 70 -0.7
Birth Date7-1-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age37 years, 1 months, 16 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
2005 KCA 22 25 85 17 3 0 0 5 20 1 0 0 .218 .271 .256 59 -4.1 0.2 -1.6 -0.5
2006 KCA 23 5 11 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .200 .273 .300 78 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0
2007 KCA 24 8 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 59 -0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2008 SDN 25 33 67 15 3 0 2 3 19 2 0 0 .246 .303 .393 84 -1.1 -0.9 -1.9 -0.2
2009 MIN 26 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 75 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career7217536702945310.224.276.30470-6.0-0.4-3.7-0.7

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 BRO A- NYP 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ FSL 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KNG Rk APL 47 194 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CMB A SAL 95 402 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLU A+ FSL 28 119 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLU A+ FSL 50 211 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BIN AA EAS 55 223 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLU A+ FSL 15 59 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BIN AA EAS 70 295 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NOR AAA INT 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB AL 25 85 .264 .319 .408 .288 106 -7.1 2.4 -1.5 59 12 -1.6 0.2 -4.1 -0.5
2005 WIC AA TXS 88 396 .271 .333 .416 .398 109 22.4 8.3 -5.3 157 0 -6.7 -4.8 27.6 1.9
2005 OMA AAA PCL 32 131 .273 .343 .433 .329 87 4.5 3.6 -2.3 116 0 1.0 1.4 3.2 0.7
2006 KCA MLB AL 5 11 .271 .333 .442 .333 111 -0.8 0.3 -0.2 78 13 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2006 OMA AAA PCL 100 398 .265 .335 .405 .340 97 11.4 11.2 -4.1 113 0 -3.2 -2.5 7.8 0.9
2007 KCA MLB AL 8 10 .273 .321 .391 .125 102 -2.1 0.3 -0.1 59 8 -0.2 0.1 -0.5 0.0
2007 OMA AAA PCL 77 318 .280 .347 .440 .277 107 4 9.4 -4.3 98 0 -3.9 -0.2 0.8 0.2
2007 ROY Rk AZL 7 29 .283 .363 .423 .368 101 5.3 0.9 -0.3 150 0 1.9 -0.8 2.9 0.4
2008 SDN MLB NL 33 67 .254 .314 .412 .325 90 -1 1.9 -0.4 84 14 -1.9 -0.9 -1.1 -0.2
2008 POR AAA PCL 61 223 .273 .348 .436 .317 102 -5.1 6.8 -3 78 0 -2.9 0.1 -7.9 -0.7
2009 MIN MLB AL 1 2 .321 .372 .448 .500 104 -0.1 0.1 0 75 6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2009 ROC AAA INT 121 506 .262 .331 .399 .293 111 5.6 14.5 -8.2 128 0 0.0 -3.8 15.3 1.7
2011 MEL Wnt ABL 44 189 .000 .000 .000 .397 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MEL Wnt ABL 38 143 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 AUS int WBC 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 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
2001 SLU A+ FSL 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2001 BRO A- NYP 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2001 KNG Rk APL 194 159 24 50 11 1 7 84 31 17 42 4 2 .314 .421 .528 .214 1 1
2002 CMB A SAL 402 330 49 96 22 2 11 155 78 45 81 1 2 .291 .412 .470 .179 0 0
2002 SLU A+ FSL 119 100 15 27 2 1 3 40 15 11 18 0 0 .270 .376 .400 .130 0 0
2003 SLU A+ FSL 211 183 26 52 15 0 9 94 36 17 30 1 1 .284 .373 .514 .230 0 0
2003 BIN AA EAS 223 193 16 51 13 0 6 82 36 19 54 0 2 .264 .347 .425 .161 3 3
2004 SLU A+ FSL 59 53 13 15 2 0 2 23 10 5 8 2 0 .283 .356 .434 .151 0 0
2004 BIN AA EAS 295 236 44 64 16 1 11 115 33 46 57 2 2 .271 .415 .487 .216 0 0
2004 NOR AAA INT 19 16 3 5 2 0 0 7 3 3 3 0 0 .313 .421 .438 .125 0 0
2005 KCA MLB AL 85 78 6 17 3 0 0 20 6 5 20 0 0 .218 .271 .256 .038 1 0
2005 OMA AAA PCL 131 113 19 31 6 1 7 60 23 16 33 3 0 .274 .374 .531 .257 0 0
2005 WIC AA TXS 396 335 68 115 22 3 16 191 74 51 70 7 3 .343 .437 .570 .227 0 0
2006 KCA MLB AL 11 10 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 4 1 0 .200 .273 .300 .100 0 0
2006 OMA AAA PCL 398 352 47 98 22 2 15 169 44 40 94 2 2 .278 .358 .480 .202 1 1
2007 OMA AAA PCL 318 286 39 79 13 1 18 148 68 20 48 1 0 .276 .341 .517 .241 0 0
2007 KCA MLB AL 10 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 0 0
2007 ROY Rk AZL 29 25 4 9 4 0 2 19 7 2 4 0 0 .360 .429 .760 .400 0 0
2008 SDN MLB NL 67 61 5 15 3 0 2 24 8 3 19 0 0 .246 .303 .393 .148 0 1
2008 POR AAA PCL 223 199 17 49 12 0 3 70 27 18 51 0 1 .246 .321 .352 .106 0 0
2009 ROC AAA INT 506 440 60 120 22 2 22 212 76 51 84 4 3 .273 .360 .482 .209 0 0
2009 MIN MLB AL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2011 MEL Wnt ABL 189 155 39 54 7 0 6 79 26 28 28 3 1 .348 .466 .510 .161 0 0
2012 MEL Wnt ABL 143 127 13 28 3 0 2 37 10 8 34 1 0 .221 .296 .291 .071 1 1
2013 AUS int WBC 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 225 0.5156 0.4978 0.7054 0.7241 0.2569 0.7976 0.4286 0.2946 0.0072
2009 4 0.2500 0.7500 0.6667 1.0000 0.6667 1.0000 0.5000 0.3333 -0.0001
Career2290.51100.50220.70470.72890.26410.80110.42980.29530.0071

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
2009-09-12 2009-10-12 DTD 30 22 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-05-28 2008-05-28 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2008-03-01 2008-03-05 Camp 4 0 - General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-03-16 2007-03-25 Camp 9 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-07-29 - Minors - - Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-08-23

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SDN $390,000
2006 KCA $327,500
2005 KCA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,033,500
3 yrTotal$1,033,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 23 d

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed with Hiroshima of Japan 11/09.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/24/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Kansas City 3/26/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 6/17/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3275M (2006). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005) (split contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/04. Signed by Kansas City 2/05.
  • Acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Mets 7/04.
  • Signed by NY Mets 2000 as an amateur free agent from Australia.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2008-03-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe -- thanks for the chat. Can you update us on your analysis of the Padres outfield situation. Since you wrote your piece, Headley has been sent down to work on defense, DaVanon released, Paul McAnulty given a real looooong look, and Justin Huber acquired from the Royals. Does any of this look like a solution in the making? (Also, any idea when can we expect the next updates of PFM and depth charts?)
(gerry from San Diego)
I don't have an answer on the PFM/depth charts question, but I'll see if I can get one.

As to the Padres, there's not a center fielder in that question. Or camp. Or the system, as far as I can tell. At this point, moving the fences in (hi, CS) might be the best idea. The Pads are going to allow more hits and more doubles than they have in a while. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals are going to cut Justin Huber, a young power hitter, which is something they are desperately in need of, in favor of Ross Gload and Joey Gathright. Is there any hope for this organization?
(Bearfrog from Dallas)
Well, I may be no big booster for Gload or Gathright, but if you want to scapegoat somebody, how about Ryan Shealy? I still don't get why people got all that worked up about Shealy. Similarly, I think my fellow statheads need to wrap their heads around the idea that Huber really isn't all that. He's not really that patient, he doesn't really have that much power, and physically, he really is only a first baseman. If you want to have him around instead of somebody else, pick on the older, just as right-handed first baseman who only ever mashed in Colorado Springs, and even that was off of thrice-cooked Triple-A lefty mound fodder. (Christina Kahrl)


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