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Casey Kotchman 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 3412 .260 .326 .385 .252 -1.2
Birth Date2-22-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age35 years, 3 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 ANA 21 38 128 116 7 26 6 0 0 32 7 11 4 1 0 15 3 0 .224 .289 .276 .195 -8.1 -2.1 -1.0
2005 ANA 22 47 143 126 16 35 5 0 7 61 15 18 0 1 1 22 1 1 .278 .352 .484 .293 6.5 -0.4 0.6
2006 ANA 23 29 88 79 6 12 2 0 1 17 7 13 0 0 2 6 0 1 .152 .221 .215 .178 -7.5 -0.8 -0.8
2007 ANA 24 137 508 443 64 131 37 3 11 207 53 43 4 5 3 68 2 4 .296 .372 .467 .284 16.0 1.4 1.7
2008 ANA 25 100 398 373 47 107 24 0 12 167 18 23 5 2 0 54 2 1 .287 .327 .448 .263 2.8 2.8 0.6
2008 ATL 25 43 175 152 18 36 4 1 2 48 18 16 4 1 0 20 0 0 .237 .331 .316 .233 -3.9 -5.0 -0.9
2009 ATL 26 87 336 298 28 84 20 0 6 122 32 28 3 3 0 41 0 0 .282 .354 .409 .272 6.3 0.9 0.7
2009 BOS 26 39 95 87 9 19 3 0 1 25 7 14 1 0 0 7 1 0 .218 .284 .287 .214 -3.7 1.4 -0.2
2010 SEA 27 125 457 414 37 90 20 1 9 139 35 57 3 5 0 51 0 0 .217 .280 .336 .216 -19.6 -3.4 -2.4
2011 TBA 28 146 563 500 44 153 24 2 10 211 48 66 12 3 0 48 2 2 .306 .378 .422 .296 20.8 -2.9 1.9
2012 CLE 29 142 500 463 46 106 12 0 12 154 26 49 7 1 3 55 3 0 .229 .280 .333 .221 -20.2 12.2 -0.8
2013 MIA 30 6 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .048 .000 .020 -4.6 -0.7 -0.6
Career93934123071322799157771118326733943229388149.260.326.385.252-15.23.5-1.2

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2001 PRO Rk 7 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 81 347 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 57 245 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 38 128 .195 .272 .335 .433 .259 .245 104 -9.2 3.8 -2.4 -2.1 -0.3 -8.1 -1.0 -8.1 -1.0
2004 ARK AA 28 130 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 49 220 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 47 143 .293 .259 .321 .419 .258 .275 98 5 4.1 -2.5 -0.4 -0.1 6.5 0.6 6.5 0.6
2005 SLC AAA 94 417 .281 .280 .353 .449 .277 .304 99 7.6 9.8 -6.3 7.6 0.3 11.4 1.8 11.4 1.8
2006 ANA MLB 29 88 .178 .267 .328 .425 .253 .169 101 -8.1 2.7 -1.6 -0.8 -0.4 -7.5 -0.8 -7.5 -0.8
2006 SLC AAA 3 8 .146 .269 .321 .397 .258 .000 88 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2007 ANA MLB 137 508 .284 .271 .338 .423 .266 .305 100 13.3 15.1 -9.4 1.4 -3.0 16.0 1.7 16.0 1.7
2008 ANA MLB 100 398 .263 .264 .331 .415 .260 .279 102 1.3 11.5 -7.3 2.8 -2.8 2.8 0.6 2.8 0.6
2008 ATL MLB 43 175 .233 .257 .325 .408 .258 .252 97 -5.1 5.1 -3.2 -5.0 -0.7 -3.9 -0.9 -3.9 -0.9
2009 ATL MLB 87 336 .272 .262 .332 .423 .266 .292 97 4.4 9.7 -6.2 0.9 -1.6 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2009 BOS MLB 39 95 .214 .258 .327 .415 .255 .250 115 -4.6 2.7 -1.6 1.4 -0.3 -3.7 -0.2 -3.7 -0.2
2009 GWN AAA 2 5 .191 .247 .308 .354 .232 .000 105 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 SEA MLB 125 457 .216 .257 .320 .401 .254 .229 97 -20.5 12.6 -8 -3.4 -3.7 -19.6 -2.4 -19.6 -2.4
2011 TBA MLB 146 563 .296 .254 .320 .401 .260 .335 99 19.8 15.2 -9.7 -2.9 -4.4 20.8 1.9 20.8 1.9
2011 DUR AAA 1 5 .250 .235 .299 .307 .227 .250 95 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2012 CLE MLB 142 500 .221 .253 .317 .403 .259 .233 99 -19.1 13.7 -8.6 12.2 -6.2 -20.2 -0.8 -20.2 -0.8
2013 MIA MLB 6 21 .020 .251 .314 .389 .256 .000 106 -4.8 0.6 -0.4 -0.7 0.0 -4.6 -0.6 -4.6 -0.6
2013 JUP A+ 18 69 .269 .245 .313 .344 .248 .333 91 0.6 2.0 -1.3 -0.0 -0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2015 OMA AAA 90 361 .284 .264 .330 .395 .265 .305 100 9.1 10.0 -6.4 -1.9 -1.6 11.2 0.9 11.2 0.9
2016 BUF AAA 102 376 .249 .254 .316 .379 .254 .264 97 -4.4 10.6 -6.7 -0.2 -1.1 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 PRO Rk 24 6 11 3 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 .500 .542 .636 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 347 42 81 30 1 5 50 48 37 2 1 .281 .394 .444 .163 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 245 42 72 12 0 8 28 30 16 2 0 .350 .446 .524 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA 220 32 74 22 0 5 38 14 25 0 0 .372 .427 .558 .186 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARK AA 130 19 42 11 0 3 18 10 7 0 0 .368 .442 .544 .175 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 128 7 26 6 0 0 15 7 11 3 0 .224 .289 .276 .052 .195 -8.1 -2.1 -1.0
2005 ANA MLB 143 16 35 5 0 7 22 15 18 1 1 .278 .352 .484 .206 .293 6.5 -0.4 0.6
2005 SLC AAA 417 62 105 23 1 10 58 43 40 0 2 .289 .375 .441 .152 .281 11.4 7.6 1.8
2006 SLC AAA 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .000 .146 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2006 ANA MLB 88 6 12 2 0 1 6 7 13 0 1 .152 .221 .215 .063 .178 -7.5 -0.8 -0.8
2007 ANA MLB 508 64 131 37 3 11 68 53 43 2 4 .296 .372 .467 .172 .284 16.0 1.4 1.7
2008 ATL MLB 175 18 36 4 1 2 20 18 16 0 0 .237 .331 .316 .079 .233 -3.9 -5.0 -0.9
2008 ANA MLB 398 47 107 24 0 12 54 18 23 2 1 .287 .327 .448 .161 .263 2.8 2.8 0.6
2009 GWN AAA 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .191 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2009 BOS MLB 95 9 19 3 0 1 7 7 14 1 0 .218 .284 .287 .069 .214 -3.7 1.4 -0.2
2009 ATL MLB 336 28 84 20 0 6 41 32 28 0 0 .282 .354 .409 .128 .272 6.3 0.9 0.7
2010 SEA MLB 457 37 90 20 1 9 51 35 57 0 0 .217 .280 .336 .118 .216 -19.6 -3.4 -2.4
2011 DUR AAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .250 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2011 TBA MLB 563 44 153 24 2 10 48 48 66 2 2 .306 .378 .422 .116 .296 20.8 -2.9 1.9
2012 CLE MLB 500 46 106 12 0 12 55 26 49 3 0 .229 .280 .333 .104 .221 -20.2 12.2 -0.8
2013 MIA MLB 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .000 .048 .000 .000 .020 -4.6 -0.7 -0.6
2013 JUP A+ 69 7 18 4 0 0 8 7 7 0 0 .295 .377 .361 .066 .269 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2015 OMA AAA 361 39 92 20 1 7 44 39 32 1 0 .290 .374 .426 .136 .284 11.2 -1.9 0.9
2016 BUF AAA 376 36 85 18 0 8 34 36 32 1 0 .256 .343 .383 .127 .249 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1918 0.4990 0.4828 0.8942 0.6844 0.2820 0.9557 0.7454 0.1058 786 -0.001210
2009 1573 0.4901 0.4272 0.8601 0.5875 0.2731 0.9029 0.7717 0.1399 745 0.000100
2010 1770 0.5367 0.4412 0.8796 0.6211 0.2329 0.9254 0.7382 0.1204 808 0.001288
2011 2120 0.5019 0.4113 0.8670 0.5855 0.2358 0.9181 0.7390 0.1330 996 0.005484
2012 1791 0.4913 0.4523 0.8654 0.6080 0.3019 0.9439 0.7127 0.1346 802 -0.002636
2013 80 0.4375 0.5250 0.9286 0.7143 0.3778 0.9600 0.8824 0.0714 28 -0.000612
Career92520.50330.44350.87410.61860.26520.93010.74190.1259827.90050.0008

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
2013-06-09 2013-08-26 60-DL 78 68 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-04-04 2013-06-03 60-DL 60 55 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-02-18 2013-02-25 Camp 7 0 Left Fingers Laceration Ring Finger - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-18 Camp 7 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2011-08-27 2011-08-28 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Respiratory Flu - -
2011-05-30 2011-06-04 DTD 5 5 Right Ankle Soreness -
2010-05-09 2010-05-12 DTD 3 2 Right Ankle Contusion HBP -
2009-06-01 2009-06-16 15-DL 15 12 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2008-03-12 2008-03-18 Camp 6 0 Right Lower Leg Laceration -
2007-08-23 2007-08-29 DTD 6 6 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-06-17 2007-06-25 DTD 8 7 Head Concussion Thrown Ball While on Base -
2007-06-10 2007-06-12 DTD 2 1 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2006-05-09 2006-10-01 60-DL 145 128 General Medical Illness Mononucleosis -
2004-07-26 2004-07-27 Minors 1 0 Right Shoulder Strain Diving Catch -
2004-07-04 2004-07-23 Minors 19 0 Right Wrist Strain -
2004-01-23 2004-01-23 Off 0 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $700,000
2012 CLE $3,000,000
2011 TBA $750,000
2010 SEA $3,517,500
2009 ATL $2,885,000
2008 ANA $1,450,000
2007 ANA $382,500
2006 ANA $340,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$13,025,000
8 yrTotal$13,025,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 121 dCasey Close1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 2014. Did not play.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 2/15/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.7M in majors. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13. Released by Miami 8/26/13.
  • 1 year/$3M (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/8/11.
  • 1 year/$3.5175M (2010). Acquired by Seattle in trade from Boston 1/7/10. Re-signed 2/3/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$3.135M).
  • 1 year/$2.885M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/31/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2.475M). Acquired by Boston in trade from Atlanta 7/31/09.
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2008). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 each for 550, 600 PAs. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 7/29/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2006). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/06.
  • 1 year (2005).
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Anaheim 5/04.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2001 (1-13). $2.075M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of MLB players do you think the mets two top prospects, Rosario and Smith will become?
(Ester from GA)
Not a prospect guy! For Dom Smith, I *think* he becomes a poor man's James Loney or Casey Kotchman, which is a shame because I want him to become mid-career Will Clark. Rosario is tougher for me, but I'm hoping for something resembling Alcides Escobar with more pop. (That would be crazy valuable, if not my ideal shortstop.) (Bryan Grosnick)
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)James Loney is not Casey Kotchman 2.0...because???
(Snake Peavy from Pit)
I like him a little bit better than I liked Kotchman after his surprising Rays season, but not that much more. He's probably a league-average hitter, as a first baseman. So. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)How do you explain what has happened to my Indians in 2012, especially the 2nd half?
(Ida from Chagrin Falls, OH)
There's no explaining a .279 second-half winning percentage, but I think the main things are a total lack of pitching behind Justin Masterson (who hasn't been great either), and the total offensive black holes in the corners (Casey Kotchman, Jack Hannahan and Shelley Duncan/Johnny Damon). (Bill Parker)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now he gave up a double to Casey Kotchman.
(Jack from Madison)
Humber with whatever the opposite of a perfect game is today. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are you optimistic that Casey Kotchman will continue the success he had with the Rays now that he's an Indian?
(RJ from Palm Harbor)
Not particularly. Last year's success was due to an increase in singles driven by an increase in infield hits. Kotchman is still going to hit plenty of groundballs, but I don't think he'll beat as many out for hits going forward. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)So, do the Cards go and find a 4-6 week replacement for Pujols (Juan Miranda? Casey Kotchman?) or is it Berkman (when healthy) and prayer?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Given the length of time Pujols will be out, I don't see the Cardinals as making a move. I strongly suspect we'll see Berkman playing first base with Allen Craig and John Jay soaking up the bulk of the right field at-bats. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)James Loney = Casey Kotchman? Daric Barton = John Olerud?
(Bob from Seattle)
I'll buy it in the broad strokes, though Olerud is a best-case outcome for Barton. Barton needs more batting helmet. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: the Mariners... I just don't see it. I like all the moved they made but it seems like they're still short a bat or two if they want to be a contender. Will all this excitement from the off season be for naught?
(Kyle from Arizona)
When half your lineup features players who are arguably the best defenders in the league at their position according to various metrics, you don't need to worry quite as much about the bats, but having said that, I'd be much more comfortable if they had brought back Russell Branyan instead of getting Casey Kotchman for first base. A lot depends on how well Milton Bradley rebounds - we know the dude can hit if he's healthy. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jack Zduriencik everything he is cracked up to be?
(MarinerDan from San Francisco)
I think so. Creative thought plus an open mind to quality information from multiple sources? In an age when it seemed like paralysis by analysis seemed to rule the day, he's shown a remarkable ability to solve big problems without fear of consequences. That said, I'd wish for something better than Casey Kotchman at first base, but nobody's perfect. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I know you prefer to stick to commenting on done deals, but how about your opinion on Max Ramirez possibly moving to Bean Town?
(jlewando from dc)
Definitely like it, especially if it puts Youkilis back at third and keeps them in the market for a real first baseman. Not Casey Kotchman; I said 'real.' (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How to fix the Mets and help the Sox .... Jose Reyes and a PTBNL (probably a Quad-A pitcher) for Clay Buchholz, Casey Kotchman and Chris Carter (am I nuts?)
(dianagramr from NYC)
Well, you're not nuts if you're the Red Sox. Especially since they just sent Carter to the Mets in the Wagner deal. If you're the Mets.... yeah, then you're nuts. (Shawn Hoffman)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, worried about old friends. What do you make of Casey Kotchman's step back in the walks department? We Halo fans were hoping he'd be the next incarnation of Wally Joyner, but now Braves fans would have to be pretty happy if he even met that.
(Paco from Orange County)
Kotchman believers have always had to latch onto little bits of happiness, like when it seemed that he'd finally turned the corner after a stretch of minor league slugging in 2005, but he keeps tripping over himself, to the point that he's almost the latter-day Mickey Vernon or something. A poor man's Mickey Vernon. At this point, Kotchman's in danger of devolving into a patch, a placeholder, somebody you resort to, not somebody you plug in as a matter of choice. I was a pessimist at the time of the deal, and I'm more pessimistic still now. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Casey Kotchman and a pitching prospect for Tex?
(murraygd13 from MN)
and on that prospect, KG says: "I don't hate him, I kinda like him. They've move him to the bullpen this year, which is where most scouts thought he'd always end up in the first place. He's got that nice combination of being a big guy with above-average velo, but his secondary stuff isn't great, and it's a bit of a max-effort delivery. He's missing bats at Double-A, and I think he could miss bats all the way up.

Not a closer, but a big league bullpen arm, by mid-09 possibly."

So, there. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Miss seeing you at SABR conventions the last few years. There seems to be a lot of call in the local papers for the Angels to pick up a big bat, usually mentioning the usual suspect outfielders. I don't have a lot of faith that they would sit the appropriate person if they got a bat, so I am reluctant to join the bandwagon. What say you?
(sroney from Orange Co, CA)
And I've missed attending them, especially since I'd love to have caught up with people in Cleveland, but the logistics of life after repeated floodings sort of got in the way. I'll be catching back up again, there as in other places.

As far as the Angels, I guess I don't see the need in the outfield if they want to finally keep to a commitment to play Juan Rivera. I'm more worried about the problem of Casey Kotchman, because how much longer can they wait for his bat to arrive and just not receive all that much in terms of a reward? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)OK, so I know lineup order doesn't matter all that much and yadda yadda, but will there be any point in this season that Casey Kotchman gets to bat higher in the lineup than the barely breathing corpse of Garret Anderson? And really, isn't Anderson, along with Matthews Jr., a huge part of the reason the Angels' run differential is so mediocore?
(deadmonkeyhead from CA)
Yes. We kill the Dodgers for Jones and Pierre, but the Angels are paying just as much money to bad outfielders. The Matthews contract was inexplicable, indefensible, and is now part of the Angels' problem. Free Kendry Morales! (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that Todd Helton can hit the pace of his PFM projection the rest of the way (.309 95/16/82). He hasn't shown much power and the Rockies have fallen down around him too.
(davelamb from san leandro)
Well, I'm not too impressed with the forecast in the first place, so I'd look elsewhere for first base help. Carlos Pena is starting to pick it up again, for those who gave up on him early. I just slotted him back into my lineup after patching it up with Casey Kotchman for a time. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAnd walked his first batter (Chone Figgins), and allowed his first run, on a Casey Kotchman double of all things. Not that such a thing is impossible, but it's Casey Kotchman. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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