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Portrait of JD Closser

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 508 .239 .320 .367 80 1.0
Birth Date1-15-1980
Height5' 10"
Weight205 lbs
Age39 years, 8 months, 6 days
BatsB
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 COL 24 36 124 36 6 0 1 6 22 2 0 0 .319 .364 .398 76 -3.5 1.0 3.6 0.7
2005 COL 25 92 272 52 12 2 7 32 48 1 1 0 .219 .314 .376 84 -5.1 0.3 -7.9 0.0
2006 COL 26 32 112 19 3 1 2 12 23 1 0 1 .196 .288 .309 73 -3.4 0.6 0.8 0.3
Career160508107213105093411.239.320.36780-12.02.0-3.51.0

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
1998 SBN A MDW 0 16 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SBN A MDW 0 209 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MSO Rk PIO 0 348 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SBN A MDW 0 394 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LNC A+ CLF 128 540 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CAR AA SOU 95 360 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TUL AA TXS 118 463 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB NL 36 124 .263 .329 .424 .389 112 -0.8 3.7 2.1 76 12 3.6 1.0 -3.5 0.7
2004 CSP AAA PCL 83 348 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB NL 92 272 .265 .326 .424 .246 115 -7.6 7.8 4.4 84 8 -7.9 0.3 -5.1 0.0
2006 COL MLB NL 32 112 .262 .330 .414 .233 101 -6.9 3.4 2 73 13 0.8 0.6 -3.4 0.3
2006 CSP AAA PCL 70 258 .272 .343 .412 .330 114 6.3 7.4 3.6 122 0 7.2 3.6 7.9 2.9
2007 NAS AAA PCL 17 61 .265 .333 .426 .194 99 -0.8 1.8 0.7 93 0 -0.1 -0.1 -1.4 0.1
2007 SAC AAA PCL 81 338 .280 .349 .439 .271 98 0.6 10.9 0.2 95 0 -1.0 1.0 -0.8 1.0
2008 IOW AAA PCL 5 12 .290 .350 .456 .500 111 -0.2 0.4 0.2 43 0 5.9 0.5 -0.9 0.6
2008 POR AAA PCL 17 55 .276 .339 .450 .147 100 -5.6 1.7 0.1 46 0 -0.1 0.0 -4.0 -0.2
2008 SWB AAA INT 50 173 .262 .330 .408 .282 86 1.7 5.1 1.7 119 0 0.9 0.5 1.1 0.9
2009 CHT AA SOU 30 115 .260 .339 .380 .278 102 -3.9 3.3 1.9 70 0 8.0 0.8 -3.0 1.1
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 69 252 .267 .334 .405 .354 104 5.1 7.7 0.1 101 0 9.2 -2.6 1.3 1.5
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 92 284 .269 .342 .414 .314 118 -11.9 8.7 1.9 74 0 4.6 0.8 -8.2 0.7
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 69 246 .287 .353 .446 .306 119 -2 7.6 -0.4 107 0 1.5 0.5 3.1 1.2
2011 EST Wnt DWL 7 26 .000 .000 .000 .250 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
1998 SBN A MDW 16 14 3 3 1 0 0 4 2 2 7 0 0 .214 .313 .286 .071 0 0
1999 MSO Rk PIO 348 275 73 89 22 0 10 141 54 71 57 9 3 .324 .466 .513 .189 0 0
1999 SBN A MDW 209 174 29 42 8 0 3 59 27 34 37 0 1 .241 .368 .339 .098 0 0
2000 SBN A MDW 394 331 54 74 19 1 8 119 37 60 61 6 2 .224 .348 .360 .136 0 0
2001 LNC A+ CLF 540 468 85 136 26 6 21 237 87 65 106 6 7 .291 .379 .506 .216 1 1
2002 CAR AA SOU 360 315 43 89 27 1 13 157 62 44 69 9 3 .283 .370 .498 .216 0 0
2003 TUL AA TXS 463 410 62 116 28 5 13 193 54 47 79 3 2 .283 .361 .471 .188 0 0
2004 CSP AAA PCL 348 298 53 89 19 1 7 131 54 41 47 0 2 .299 .383 .440 .141 4 4
2004 COL MLB NL 124 113 5 36 6 0 1 45 10 6 22 0 0 .319 .364 .398 .080 0 3
2005 COL MLB NL 272 237 31 52 12 2 7 89 27 32 48 1 0 .219 .314 .376 .156 1 1
2006 COL MLB NL 112 97 10 19 3 1 2 30 11 12 23 0 1 .196 .288 .309 .113 1 1
2006 CSP AAA PCL 258 225 32 67 15 1 8 108 30 31 38 8 2 .298 .385 .480 .182 0 0
2007 NAS AAA PCL 61 48 9 9 2 0 2 17 6 11 10 3 1 .188 .339 .354 .167 0 0
2007 SAC AAA PCL 338 286 45 68 16 2 11 121 45 48 67 0 2 .238 .345 .423 .185 2 2
2008 IOW AAA PCL 12 12 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 .333 .333 .417 .083 0 0
2008 POR AAA PCL 55 46 3 6 1 0 1 10 5 7 13 0 0 .130 .236 .217 .087 2 2
2008 SWB AAA INT 173 149 17 37 7 0 4 56 19 23 28 0 1 .248 .353 .376 .128 0 0
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 252 220 28 65 14 0 2 85 31 29 41 4 3 .295 .376 .386 .091 1 1
2009 CHT AA SOU 115 101 9 23 7 0 1 33 12 13 21 1 0 .228 .316 .327 .099 0 0
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 284 254 34 68 9 0 3 86 27 24 48 3 1 .268 .329 .339 .071 4 4
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 246 212 45 63 10 0 10 103 39 30 33 2 0 .297 .378 .486 .189 4 0
2011 EST Wnt DWL 26 22 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 3 6 0 0 .182 .280 .227 .045 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2010-07-23 2010-07-30 Minors 7 0 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 COL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$317,000
1 yrTotal$317,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 153 d2011

Details
  • signed as a free agent from Oakland 1/10 (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from Milwaukee 5/4/07 sent outright to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07)
  • claimed off waivers from Colorado 10/06
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 7/06 recalled 5/06 optioned sent to minor-league camp 3/06 re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.317M (05) (split contract-$103,408 min)
  • recalled 8/04 6/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 40-m 11/02

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
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 The promise of 2004 appears to be gone despite a new hairdo and improved defense. For some idea of how far out of favor he fell in Colorado, realize that he was only called up in September after the team had given up on Danny Ardoin, of all people. Closser is a better hitter than he`s shown so far, but not so much that you`d want him to be your starter. Waived after the season and picked up by Milwaukee, he`ll spend 2007 waiting for an injury or trade to bring him back to the majors.
2005 The guy scouts keep comparing him to is Terry Steinbach, and that may be a fair comparison. Closser doesn't blow you away with any one facet of his game, but he's been consistent and successful at each level, his defense is well-regarded, and he's done everything that's asked of him. He should have a successful major league career, and could be a championship-caliber catcher. Closser could improve in any one of five or six areas and become a three- to four-win player.
2004 The organization's best catcher, Closser is a decent receiver making slow adjustments to his footwork to improve his throwing. If he masters it, he'll quickly become a premium catching prospect. Despite that wrinkle, he looks like a great bet to wind up catching in Denver before the summer's out. He hits with much more authority against right-handed pitching, which means he could be the playing time-heavy half of a platoon or job-sharing arrangement.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2004 mlb .012 3.7 1355 .003 -1.1 26 -.005 .003 0.1 2.7 3.6
2005 mlb -.007 -4.5 3011 .000 -0.2 61 .093 .005 -3.6 -9.1 -7.9
2006 aaa .012 7.5 2476 .000 -0.1 45 .000 .005 0.0 6.6 7.2
2006 mlb .000 0.0 1149 -.001 0.2 23 -.010 .001 0.1 0.3 0.8
2007 aaa .000 0.1 2784 .001 -0.5 53 .007 .003 -0.2 -0.6 -1.2
2008 aaa .012 5.7 1824 -.001 0.4 38 .037 -.001 -0.9 4.7 6.8
2009 aaa .008 2.8 1236 -.001 0.5 30 -.029 .000 0.6 3.3 9.2
2009 aax .017 5.8 1214 .000 0.1 28 .011 .000 -0.2 5.2 8.0
2010 aaa .006 3.2 2064 -.001 0.3 33 .008 -.001 -0.2 2.8 4.6
2011 aaa -.003 -0.8 1146 -.001 0.3 28 .007 .000 -0.1 -0.7 1.5

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