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Dallas McPherson 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 414 .241 .292 .446 81 0.0
Birth Date7-23-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 0 days
BatsL
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 ANA 23 16 43 9 1 0 3 3 17 0 1 0 .225 .279 .475 70 -1.5 -0.8 1.1 0.0
2005 ANA 24 61 220 50 14 2 8 14 64 1 3 3 .244 .295 .449 83 -4.3 -1.8 -3.3 -0.2
2006 ANA 25 40 121 30 4 0 7 6 40 0 1 0 .261 .298 .478 86 -1.7 0.7 0.2 0.3
2008 FLO 27 11 15 2 2 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .182 .400 .364 77 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2011 CHA 30 11 15 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .133 .133 .133 59 -0.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.1
Career139414932121827133153.241.292.44681-8.6-2.4-2.00.0

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
2001 PRO Rk PIO 31 136 .000 .000 .000 .454 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A MDW 132 586 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ CLF 77 339 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ARK AA TXS 28 122 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB AL 16 43 .271 .342 .442 .300 107 -0.5 1.3 0.2 70 18 1.1 -0.8 -1.5 0.0
2004 ARK AA TXS 68 302 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLC AAA PCL 67 284 .000 .000 .000 .424 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB AL 61 220 .267 .325 .414 .316 96 -0.9 6.3 0.9 83 11 -3.3 -1.8 -4.3 -0.2
2005 RCU A+ CLF 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SLC AAA PCL 14 63 .301 .377 .497 .321 101 5.9 2.0 0 99 0 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.2
2006 ANA MLB AL 40 121 .272 .338 .430 .338 101 -0.5 3.6 0.1 86 14 0.2 0.7 -1.7 0.3
2006 SLC AAA PCL 56 231 .274 .348 .418 .340 113 5.4 6.6 -1.9 99 0 -2.9 -0.9 0.6 0.2
2008 FLO MLB NL 11 15 .236 .315 .394 .333 96 0.1 0.4 0 77 12 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 127 530 .271 .343 .437 .340 125 17.3 16.3 0.3 134 0 6.4 -2.3 15.7 3.5
2010 SAC AAA PCL 84 354 .279 .351 .440 .323 93 16.5 10.8 -5 115 0 -0.7 -1.8 7.9 1.1
2011 CHA MLB AL 11 15 .262 .327 .407 .250 110 -1.6 0.4 0 59 14 0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1
2011 CHR AAA INT 101 426 .259 .325 .397 .367 94 8.7 13.2 -2.1 132 0 -5.1 -1.9 14.3 1.8
2012 CHR AAA INT 61 260 .260 .328 .396 .338 97 1.1 7.7 -2.2 121 0 -0.3 -2.1 8.0 1.1
2012 IND AAA INT 20 86 .274 .343 .423 .450 96 6.6 2.6 -0.9 118 0 0.2 -0.4 7.0 0.8

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 PRO Rk PIO 136 124 30 49 11 0 5 75 29 12 22 1 0 .395 .449 .605 .210 0 0
2002 CDR A MDW 586 499 71 138 24 3 15 213 88 78 128 30 6 .277 .382 .427 .150 0 0
2003 RCU A+ CLF 339 292 65 90 21 6 18 177 59 41 79 12 6 .308 .404 .606 .298 0 0
2003 ARK AA TXS 122 102 22 32 9 1 5 58 27 19 25 4 0 .314 .426 .569 .255 0 0
2004 SLC AAA PCL 284 259 54 81 19 8 20 176 57 23 95 6 3 .313 .371 .680 .367 0 0
2004 ARK AA TXS 302 262 53 84 17 6 20 173 69 34 74 6 5 .321 .407 .660 .340 0 0
2004 ANA MLB AL 43 40 5 9 1 0 3 19 6 3 17 1 0 .225 .279 .475 .250 0 0
2005 RCU A+ CLF 20 16 3 7 2 0 2 15 5 3 4 1 1 .438 .550 .938 .500 0 0
2005 ANA MLB AL 220 205 29 50 14 2 8 92 26 14 64 3 3 .244 .295 .449 .205 0 0
2005 SLC AAA PCL 63 54 8 15 1 2 6 38 19 7 20 1 2 .278 .361 .704 .426 0 0
2006 SLC AAA PCL 231 208 35 52 11 5 17 124 45 15 88 3 1 .250 .313 .596 .346 0 0
2006 ANA MLB AL 121 115 16 30 4 0 7 55 13 6 40 1 0 .261 .298 .478 .217 0 0
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 530 448 94 123 22 3 42 277 98 76 168 14 6 .275 .382 .618 .344 0 0
2008 FLO MLB NL 15 11 3 2 2 0 0 4 4 5 0 0 .182 .400 .364 .182 0 0
2010 SAC AAA PCL 354 318 49 85 17 2 22 172 75 31 101 1 0 .267 .340 .541 .274 0 0
2011 CHA MLB AL 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 .133 .133 .133 .000 0 0
2011 CHR AAA INT 426 392 54 111 27 0 20 198 69 31 126 1 2 .283 .334 .505 .222 2 1
2012 CHR AAA INT 260 229 35 58 12 0 12 106 47 28 83 2 1 .253 .335 .463 .210 2 0
2012 IND AAA INT 86 77 10 23 4 1 5 44 15 9 32 1 0 .299 .372 .571 .273 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 69 0.4203 0.4058 0.5714 0.5862 0.2750 0.7059 0.3636 0.4286 0.0018
2011 53 0.4340 0.6038 0.5625 0.7826 0.4667 0.5556 0.5714 0.4375 0.0000
Career1220.42630.49180.56750.67150.35830.64060.45390.43250.0010

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
2012-04-23 2012-05-20 Minors 27 24 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-07-04 2011-07-14 Minors 10 8 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-31 2010-09-13 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-17 2010-06-05 Minors 49 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-09 2009-09-18 Minors 162 0 Low Back Surgery -
2009-03-19 2009-03-26 Camp 7 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-03-23 2007-10-08 60-DL 199 162 Low Back Recovery From Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-01-22
2007-01-22 2007-01-22 Off 0 0 - Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-01-22 -
2006-06-22 2006-09-01 60-DL 71 62 Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2005-07-08 2005-10-17 60-DL 101 77 Left Hip Surgery Bone Spurs Impingement 2005-08-30
2005-06-26 2005-06-29 DTD 3 3 Left Groin Tightness -
2005-03-04 2005-03-30 Camp 26 0 Low Back Spasms -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 OAK $500,000
2009 FLO $122,951
2008 FLO $425,000
2007 OAK $382,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,430,451
3 yrTotal$1,430,451

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 36 dScott Boras1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Released by LA Dodgers 3/19/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago White Sox 8/2/12. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 8/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/17/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 5/17/11. DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/30/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/22/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 1/16/09 (avoided arbitration). Released by Florida 3/31/09 (due 45 daysí pay, $122,951). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 4/11/09 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2008). Signed by Florida as a free agent 1/31/08 (split contract). Award bonus: $25,000 for Comeback Player of the Year.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Re-signed 3/07. Non-tendered by LA Angels 12/12/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 2/05.
  • Drafted 2001 (2-57). $0.66M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Former top prospect Dallas McPherson never panned out in the majors due to a back woes and a long swing; still knocking around as organizational depth, he can hope to match his 42 homers at Albuquerque from when it was a Marlins affiliate back in 2008.
2012 Quad-A slugger Dallas McPherson could probably launch 20 minor league bombs while wearing a blindfold, but his big league prospect status has long since been offered a cigarette and asked for final words.
2011 Minor-league slugging machine Dallas McPherson bashed 22 more home runs in just 84 Triple-A games last year. He'll smack some more in the White Sox system this year.
2009 The three words that come to mind when discussing McPherson are injuries, bombs, and strikeouts. Back surgery cost him all of 2007, but look on the bright side: he didn't strike out once the whole year. Given a chance by the Marlins, McPherson spent almost the whole season in Albuquerque making Three True Outcomes legends proud by delivering one of three (walks, homers, and punchouts) in almost 54 percent of his PAs and leading the minors in home runs. An August slump (.175/.245/.340) helped keep him down on the farm, but with Jacobs dealt and no clear choice at first or third, he might land a platoon role in camp, assuming his surgically repaired back holds up.
2008 Ex-prospect Dallas McPherson missed last season after back surgery and was non-tendered in December. Though he never developed much in the way of plate judgment or defense, if the surgery hasn't sapped his lefty power, he represents an interesting salvage project, though he'd be a role player at best.
2007 Called up in May once the Angels got over their Edgardo Alfonzo experience, McPherson almost made the most of it, smacking his six homers in a little more than a month of part-time play. He then strained his back and went back down on a rehab assignment that never really ended because Izturis delivered in his absence. The future just went from now to then for McPherson; Brandon Wood`s almost ready, and fragile sluggers with strikeout issues and defensive limitations generally don`t live happily ever after.
2006 Year One of the McPherson era in Anaheim (Los Angeles? Santa Ana? Yorba Linda?) started with the third baseman nursing a herniated disk in his back, and ended with surgery on his left hip to remove bone spurs. In between, McPherson struggled with strikeouts, whiffing in nearly a third of his at-bats. He`s still the future for Anaheim at third base, but doesn`t seem like the lock he did a season ago. While defense was never considered his strong suit, one must wonder if the injuries will have a long-term effect on his mobility.
2005 Going into this season, McPherson's defense was questionable enough that the Angels considered a move to the outfield. Having bidden Glaus adieu, McPherson is now hot and cornery by default. On offense, McPherson's strikeout rate jumped from roughly a quarter of his at-bats to a third, while his walk rate dropped from 12% of plate appearances to 10%. McPherson moved up three levels in '04 and all things considered he reacted well, keeping his batting average at .317 between two minor league levels and posting a major league-equivalent EqA in the .260s. Call the free swinging an adjustment phenomenon until he gets settled in one place. PECOTA sees star potential.
2004 Sorry, but that's not a third baseman's name. It's the name of the ruggedly handsome good guy on a quickly cancelled soap opera, or a weatherman in Billings, Montana. There's a chance it won't be a third baseman's name for much longer, as the presence of Glaus as well as McPherson's so-so defense may push the prospect to right field. His bat can handle a switch; McPherson has major league power and, like Mathis, kept hitting with an improved strikeout-to-walk ratio when pushed to Double-A at midseason. The bulging disks that delayed the start of McPherson's 2003 season didn't impact his play, but are worth keeping in the back of your mind as he progresses. High concept? A left-handed Tim Salmon.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Honest question: Is there a science behind the projections you guys do? How does this work? Do you go off what similar guys have done at the major league level or base it on their achievements in the minors? Or do you throw darts at a picture of Dallas McPherson and hope to appease the baseball gods, similar in fashion to what the Mayans did?
(John Niggli from Lagos)
I think that was the Incans. (Ben Carsley)
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)any chance we see Ian Stewart become a decent regular with the Cubs?
(Pablo from NJ)
I think that ship has sailed. Some guys just fail. Andy Marte, Brandon Wood, Dallas McPherson... without the name and hype, we'd have forgotten about them long ago. Sometimes we (we being the baseball community) get it wrong. (Paul Sporer)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Dallas McPherson will get a shot with the Giants? I understand his defense isn't the greatest, but he absolutely killed the ball last year?
(Lopecci from Evansville, IN)
I'd rather have him than Ishikawa, for whatever that's worth. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat) Who do you see playing first for the Marlins now?
(tcogle from las Vegas)
I sort of ran through this yesterday, but in short, the Fish have a multiplicity of options because they have prospects who can hit a little in Logan Morrison and Gaby Sanchez, defensively-challenged young veterans like Josh Willingham and Jorge Cantu, and a one-for-one replacement for Jacobs in Dallas McPherson, at least in terms of skill sets. It's a choice the Marlins only have to make now if they decide to add a hitter in the outfield or a third baseman who can pick it; otherwise, they really can go into spring training and have some fun sorting it out. I'd probably do the pitching staff the favor of trying Cantu, and mix in some McPherson. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)what player do you think will turn into the carlos quinten of 2009? a player stuck between AAA and the majors and never gets a chance to prove himself but when he finally does he goes off
(krgrecw from cola sc)
I think it's a bit of a misconception that Quentin was never given an opportunity in Phoenix--he did, and he blew it. The Snakes then made the overlapping decisions to bring up Justin Upton and (unfortunately) to commit to Eric Byrnes on a multi-year deal. The former made sense, and the latter was something a few of us here panned pretty vociferously at the time. The upshot was that Quentin became available, and while dealing from a surplus is fine in principle, the Snakes didn't have a surplus, they had an affectation for Eric Byrnes. That's a gift that's going to keep on giving.

As a result, I don't have an answer per se, in that Quentin's situation was unfortunate, but then his explosion, to this extent, was also very much unanticipated, both inside and outside the game. A year ago, some people might have said Steven Pearce was that guy; it's fun to say that Dallas McPherson could be, but he's not that good either. If you're looking for guys who had bumpy rookie years who should blossom as sophomores, I'd suggest Carlos Gonzalez in Oakland, or Jeff Clement in Seattle. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who gets called up or traded first...Nelson Cruz or Dallas McPherson?
(Joe from MD)
Cruz. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dallas Mcpherson has scary power, and hasn't really gotten a chance to show it because of injuries. Given the chance, could he do a Carlos Pena a la 2007 impression?
(Milby from San Francisco)
A lot of those TTO guys are capable of a monster campaign if they have a year where the balls land for hits, but, as both Pena and McPherson have shown, the chance is also there that you fall flat on your face and hit .220, and your team loses confidence in you. I do love that kind of player, but it can be risky to rely on them after their bigger years. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)This is random, but both Morgan Ensberg and Dallas McPherson were cut during the offseason. The Yankees guessed wrong on that one?
(Joe from DC)
The answer is "platoon bat!" McPherson swung the wrong way. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were going to take one 3B upside pick late in the draft, would it be Willy Aybar, Wilson Betemit, Morgan Ensberg, Dallas McPherson, or someone else altogether?
(Fantasy Manager from Scoresheet League)
Third base is loaded this year, but it's also kind of cut and dry. I'm not particularly fond of anyone on that list, though taking a late, late flyer on Ensberg is tempting. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were forced to pick one former 3B prospect to return to glory this year, would you take Andy Marte, Wilson Betemit, or Dallas McPherson?
(theguag from Louisville)
Betemit, albeit in a supersub role. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Giants blow it by not taking flier on Dallas Mcpherson? Could Wilson Betemit become available? The Giants are a mess at the corner infield spots, any hope for a change?
(gregds80 from San Luis Obispo, CA)
No. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, thanks for the chat. Here's my question--I've been surprised that Morgan Ensberg and Dallas McPherson were both a)non-tendered, and b)haven't been signed. Both of these look like valuable 3B to me, albeit neither in the immediate recent past. Should we expect to see them in someone's training camp in April, or are they really not worth signing?
(Adam from DC)
They'll both wind up with somebody; to a certain extent we're in that stretch of time where some players have to simply put up, shut up, and sign, before everyone goes in that dreaded "some other direction." There are still teams without a starting third baseman (the Phillies, Giants, and Marlins, for example), so I'm assuming either man's agent should be pestering those teams on a near-daily basis at this point. (Christina Kahrl)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)Can you please give an estimate on Dallas McPherson's chances of being a bust? His K and BB numbers in the minor leagues and his short stint in the majors last year lower my hopes for him.
(iggith from Philly)
I think McPherson's going to be a very good player. His walk were down a little in 2004, but he drew 138 between 2002 and 2003, about one for every 7-8 times up. Yes, you'd like to see his plate discipline improve sooner rather than later. But power remains the number one skill a top prospect can have to find success. If his health isn't an issue, he'll start swatting pitches out of the park, and he'll get some of the benefit of "power hitter walks", where he reaches base simply because the opposing pitcher doesn't want to face a quick 2-0 deficit. (Jonah Keri)


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