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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
487 .227 22 62 68 3 .255 0.5
Birth Date10-31-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age36 years, 11 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.12014
1.02015
0.92016
-1.42017
0.52018
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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
2006 ANA 24 99 325 268 47 61 13 0 16 122 51 90 5 1 0 42 2 3 .228 .360 .455 .280 23.0 0.2 2.3
2007 ANA 25 75 263 219 40 54 11 1 10 97 33 63 5 5 1 34 5 2 .247 .351 .443 .275 17.9 -0.4 1.7
2008 ANA 26 78 274 227 39 62 9 1 20 133 35 70 5 6 1 49 7 3 .273 .374 .586 .332 31.1 -11.2 2.0
2009 ANA 27 114 432 382 60 104 22 1 20 188 40 103 7 3 0 56 3 3 .272 .350 .492 .290 30.1 -7.6 2.3
2010 ANA 28 140 510 453 60 108 24 1 26 212 42 137 11 4 0 68 4 2 .238 .316 .468 .276 21.7 0.7 2.4
2011 TEX 29 113 432 369 72 118 25 0 30 233 58 85 3 2 0 75 4 2 .320 .414 .631 .353 49.9 -4.6 4.8
2012 TEX 30 108 417 352 53 80 9 2 24 165 56 125 7 2 0 56 1 0 .227 .343 .469 .287 25.3 -14.9 1.1
2013 BOS 31 139 578 498 79 129 38 2 23 240 73 187 6 1 0 92 1 1 .259 .360 .482 .294 24.3 0.4 2.7
2014 BOS 32 119 500 415 49 103 20 0 17 174 78 133 4 3 55 3 2 .248 .370 .419 .295 19.2 -0.0 2.1
2015 BOS 33 98 378 329 37 68 18 1 13 127 45 99 3 1 0 40 3 1 .207 .307 .386 .247 -1.1 5.2 0.4
2015 TEX 33 35 91 78 9 23 2 0 5 40 12 19 1 0 0 10 0 2 .295 .396 .513 .318 6.3 -0.6 0.6
2016 CLE 34 150 645 557 92 133 22 1 34 259 78 194 5 5 0 101 5 1 .239 .335 .465 .262 4.7 3.6 0.9
2017 TEX 35 124 485 425 60 82 11 1 29 182 49 163 7 3 0 66 1 2 .193 .285 .428 .237 -8.2 -5.5 -1.4
Career13925330457269711252241126721726501468693627443924.246.346.475.284244.4-34.721.9

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
2000 BUT Rk 0 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CDR A 43 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 RCU A+ 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 106 434 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 47 195 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 132 585 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 131 541 .289 .271 .330 .417 .260 .272 111 13.5 12.3 4.8 5.8 1.1 31.8 3.8 31.8 3.8
2006 ANA MLB 99 325 .280 .273 .338 .428 .258 .276 102 7.3 9.8 5.8 0.2 0.1 23.0 2.3 23.0 2.3
2006 SLC AAA 21 90 .226 .268 .344 .414 .264 .348 111 -2.5 2.0 0.8 0.1 -0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2007 ANA MLB 75 263 .275 .278 .343 .434 .270 .291 100 4.3 7.8 4.7 -0.4 1.1 17.9 1.7 17.9 1.7
2008 ANA MLB 78 274 .332 .266 .333 .421 .262 .294 102 21.1 7.9 4.7 -11.2 -2.6 31.1 2.0 31.1 2.0
2008 RCU A+ 5 17 .540 .297 .350 .448 .281 .636 97 5.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.4 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
2009 ANA MLB 114 432 .290 .260 .330 .407 .256 .321 103 13.7 12.4 4.9 -7.6 -0.8 30.1 2.3 30.1 2.3
2010 ANA MLB 140 510 .276 .256 .320 .405 .256 .279 100 8.2 14.1 -1 0.7 0.5 21.7 2.4 21.7 2.4
2011 TEX MLB 113 432 .353 .260 .325 .414 .267 .344 110 39.3 11.6 0.8 -4.6 -1.8 49.9 4.8 49.9 4.8
2011 ROU AAA 4 18 .344 .273 .355 .409 .266 .111 109 1.8 0.6 0 -0.3 0.1 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
2012 TEX MLB 108 417 .287 .256 .319 .412 .264 .273 104 11.1 11.4 2.3 -14.9 0.5 25.3 1.1 25.3 1.1
2013 BOS MLB 139 578 .294 .260 .319 .419 .270 .367 101 19.1 15.2 -9.7 0.4 -0.3 24.3 2.7 24.3 2.7
2014 BOS MLB 119 500 .295 .251 .312 .389 .261 .321 103 16.3 12.9 -8.2 -0.0 -1.8 19.2 2.1 19.2 2.1
2015 BOS MLB 98 378 .247 .254 .314 .405 .258 .252 111 -4.7 10.2 -6.5 5.2 -0.1 -1.1 0.4 -1.1 0.4
2015 TEX MLB 35 91 .318 .255 .318 .411 .269 .333 105 5.2 2.5 -1.1 -0.6 -0.3 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2016 CLE MLB 150 645 .262 .259 .324 .428 .262 .296 113 1.6 18.2 -11.7 3.6 -3.4 4.7 0.9 4.7 0.9
2017 TEX MLB 124 485 .237 .255 .323 .431 .261 .225 112 -11.5 14.2 -9 -5.5 -1.9 -8.2 -1.4 -8.2 -1.4
2017 FRI AA 1 4 .227 .243 .295 .366 .251 .000 100 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2018 COH AAA 8 31 .177 .262 .332 .405 .268 .000 95 -2.8 0.9 -0.6 -0.0 0.1 -2.4 -0.2 -2.4 -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
2000 BUT Rk 34 3 6 2 0 0 3 8 8 1 0 .231 .412 .308 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 RCU A+ 28 3 4 0 0 1 4 8 11 0 0 .200 .429 .350 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CDR A 183 23 36 10 1 5 18 24 54 3 2 .232 .341 .406 .174 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CDR A 434 57 91 19 1 10 50 62 104 6 5 .251 .367 .392 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 RCU A+ 195 28 44 10 1 4 26 23 32 5 0 .267 .370 .412 .145 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 585 94 136 29 4 29 118 88 166 9 5 .282 .399 .539 .257 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 541 96 104 22 2 31 99 88 140 12 4 .237 .375 .508 .271 .289 31.8 5.8 3.8
2006 ANA MLB 325 47 61 13 0 16 42 51 90 2 3 .228 .360 .455 .228 .280 23.0 0.2 2.3
2006 SLC AAA 90 12 19 6 0 3 10 8 29 1 1 .244 .344 .436 .192 .226 0.3 0.1 0.0
2007 ANA MLB 263 40 54 11 1 10 34 33 63 5 2 .247 .351 .443 .196 .275 17.9 -0.4 1.7
2008 RCU A+ 17 3 8 3 0 1 4 2 2 0 0 .571 .625 1.000 .429 .540 5.5 0.1 0.6
2008 ANA MLB 274 39 62 9 1 20 49 35 70 7 3 .273 .374 .586 .313 .332 31.1 -11.2 2.0
2009 ANA MLB 432 60 104 22 1 20 56 40 103 3 3 .272 .350 .492 .220 .290 30.1 -7.6 2.3
2010 ANA MLB 510 60 108 24 1 26 68 42 137 4 2 .238 .316 .468 .230 .276 21.7 0.7 2.4
2011 ROU AAA 18 3 4 1 0 3 9 2 4 0 0 .267 .333 .933 .667 .344 2.4 -0.3 0.2
2011 TEX MLB 432 72 118 25 0 30 75 58 85 4 2 .320 .414 .631 .312 .353 49.9 -4.6 4.8
2012 TEX MLB 417 53 80 9 2 24 56 56 125 1 0 .227 .343 .469 .241 .287 25.3 -14.9 1.1
2013 BOS MLB 578 79 129 38 2 23 92 73 187 1 1 .259 .360 .482 .223 .294 24.3 0.4 2.7
2014 BOS MLB 500 49 103 20 0 17 55 78 133 3 2 .248 .370 .419 .171 .295 19.2 -0.0 2.1
2015 BOS MLB 378 37 68 18 1 13 40 45 99 3 1 .207 .307 .386 .179 .247 -1.1 5.2 0.4
2015 TEX MLB 91 9 23 2 0 5 10 12 19 0 2 .295 .396 .513 .218 .318 6.3 -0.6 0.6
2016 CLE MLB 645 92 133 22 1 34 101 78 194 5 1 .239 .335 .465 .226 .262 4.7 3.6 0.9
2017 FRI AA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 -0.1 0.0 -0.0
2017 TEX MLB 485 60 82 11 1 29 66 49 163 1 2 .193 .285 .428 .235 .237 -8.2 -5.5 -1.4
2018 COH AAA 31 3 1 0 0 1 4 7 11 0 0 .042 .258 .167 .125 .177 -2.4 -0.0 -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 1063 0.4826 0.4186 0.7056 0.6101 0.2400 0.7540 0.5909 0.2944 510 -0.007274
2009 1787 0.5008 0.4314 0.7069 0.6067 0.2556 0.7808 0.5307 0.2931 851 0.005901
2010 2070 0.4966 0.4391 0.6865 0.6255 0.2553 0.7465 0.5414 0.3135 961 -0.000597
2011 1882 0.4984 0.4017 0.7288 0.5736 0.2309 0.7751 0.6147 0.2712 937 -0.005716
2012 1830 0.4940 0.4055 0.6833 0.5752 0.2397 0.7269 0.5811 0.3167 917 0.000176
2013 2634 0.4825 0.4153 0.6609 0.5932 0.2494 0.7228 0.5235 0.3391 1279 -0.006954
2014 2212 0.4715 0.3992 0.7225 0.5973 0.2224 0.7737 0.6000 0.2775 1101 -0.002619
2015 2025 0.4815 0.4242 0.7392 0.6318 0.2314 0.8198 0.5350 0.2608 997 0.003527
2016 2909 0.4833 0.4400 0.6969 0.6408 0.2522 0.7647 0.5356 0.3031 0 0.000000
2017 2128 0.4840 0.4286 0.6579 0.6117 0.2568 0.7492 0.4539 0.3421 0 0.000000
Career205400.4870.42120.69720.6080.2440.76070.54680.3028745.711-0.0013

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
2014-09-18 2014-09-29 DTD 11 10 Left Foot Soreness -
2014-09-07 2014-09-08 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness -
2014-08-20 2014-08-23 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Spasms -
2014-07-29 2014-07-30 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Swelling Index Finger -
2014-05-24 2014-06-08 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Sprain Ring Finger -
2014-05-21 2014-05-23 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-04-16 2014-04-17 DTD 1 1 Left Fingers Dislocation Ring Finger - -
2013-09-21 2013-09-27 DTD 6 4 Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis - -
2013-08-22 2013-08-24 DTD 2 1 Right Foot Plantar Fasciitis -
2013-08-17 2013-08-20 DTD 3 3 Left Foot Plantar Fasciitis - -
2013-06-14 2013-06-18 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-08-11 2012-09-16 15-DL 36 34 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-08-07 2012-08-10 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-07-14 2012-07-17 DTD 3 2 - Thigh Contusion Quadriceps From Collision - -
2012-05-27 2012-05-27 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-03-09 2012-03-16 Camp 7 0 Left Groin Soreness - -
2011-10-27 2011-10-27 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain Severe - -
2011-06-12 2011-07-04 15-DL 22 19 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-09-19 2010-09-20 DTD 1 1 Right Forearm Tightness -
2009-09-20 2009-09-23 DTD 3 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2009-02-16 2009-03-20 Camp 32 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Debridement 2008-10-31
2008-10-31 2008-10-31 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2008-10-31
2008-07-06 2008-08-08 15-DL 33 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2007-07-28 2007-09-01 15-DL 35 33 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-07-02 2007-07-18 15-DL 16 10 Left Ankle Sprain High Ankle -
2007-05-27 2007-05-27 DTD 0 0 Laceration -
2007-03-12 2007-03-18 Camp 6 0 Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2007-03-16
2003-08-01 2003-08-01 Minors 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum - Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TEX $6,000,000
2016 CLE $7,000,000
2015 BOS $16,000,000
2014 BOS $16,000,000
2013 BOS $5,000,000
2012 TEX $9,400,000
2011 TEX $5,800,000
2010 ANA $3,600,000
2009 ANA $2,000,000
2008 ANA $425,000
2007 ANA $395,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$71,620,000
11 yrTotal$71,620,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 151 dParagon Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/27/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. May earn additional $3.25M in performance bonuses. Released by Cleveland 3/22/18.
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/16/17. 17:$6M, 18:$11M club option ($2.5M buyout). Texas declined 2018 option 11/6/17.
  • 1 year/$7M (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/5/16. May earn an additional $3M in performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 450, 500, 550, 600, 625, 645 plate appearances.
  • 2 years/$32M (2014-15). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/12/13. 14:$16M, 15:$16M. Limited no-trade protection. Acquired by Texas in trade from Boston 8/7/15 with $4,983,606 remaining on contract. Red Sox to pay about $3.5M, with Rangers paying balance of about $1.5M.
  • 1 year/$5M (2013). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/17/13. May earn additional $8M in roster and performance bonuses: 1) Full $8M with 165 days on active roster, or 2) $0.5M each for 30, 60, 90, 120 days on active roster and 300, 325, 350, 375 plate appearances. $1M each for 400, 475, 550, 625 PAs.
  • 1 year/$9.4M (2012). Re-signed by Texas 2/12/12 (avoided arbitration, $11.8M-$8.3M).
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2011). Acquired by Toronto in trade from LA Angels 1/21/11. Acquired by Texas in trade from Toronto 1/25/11 (Rangers paid Jays less than $1M cash in the deal). Signed by Texas 1/29/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.1M-$5.3M).
  • 1 year/$3.6M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2M (2009). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration). Award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star. $75,000 for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd or 3rd in vote, $50,000 for 4th or 5th).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2008). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/05. Re-signed by LA Angels 2/06.
  • Drafted by Anaheim 2000 (17-500) (Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.).

2018 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 TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 532 77 116 22 1 27 79 75 150 4 2 .259 .372 .493 .286 20.9 1B -1 2.2
80o 517 73 109 21 1 25 74 71 149 3 2 .249 .360 .473 .276 14.8 1B -1 1.5
70o 506 69 104 20 1 24 70 67 148 3 2 .242 .350 .460 .268 10.7 1B -1 1.1
60o 496 66 99 19 1 23 68 64 147 3 2 .233 .341 .446 .262 7.3 1B -1 0.7
50o 487 64 95 18 1 22 65 62 146 3 2 .227 .333 .433 .256 4.2 1B -1 0.4
40o 478 61 91 17 1 21 63 59 145 3 2 .221 .325 .421 .251 1.2 1B -1 0.1
30o 468 59 88 17 1 20 60 57 144 3 2 .217 .320 .412 .245 -1.8 1B -1 -0.3
20o 457 56 83 16 1 19 57 54 142 3 1 .209 .310 .398 .237 -5.2 1B -1 -0.6
10o 442 52 76 14 1 18 53 50 140 2 1 .197 .294 .378 .227 -9.7 1B -1 -1.1
Weighted Mean489649518122666214632.227.333.432.2574.71B -10.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20193734346621201545421051.213.316.408.245-0.3-2.4-1.0-5.19.2-5.5-0.4
20203833345641211443411011.220.325.411.248-0.2-1.4-1.0-5.08.9-4.3-0.4
2021393174360111134139970.218.323.405.245-0.3-2.1-0.9-4.98.5-4.9-0.4
2022402893854100123735890.216.319.401.243-0.3-2.7-0.8-4.57.8-5.1-0.3
202341277375190113533850.215.317.398.242-0.4-3.1-0.8-4.47.4-5.3-0.3
202442267354990103332820.214.316.392.240-0.4-3.6-0.8-4.37.2-5.7-0.3
202543270354990103333830.214.316.386.239-0.5-3.9-0.8-4.37.2-6.1-0.3
202644270354990103232830.213.314.383.237-0.5-4.4-0.8-4.37.2-6.5-0.3
202745267344990103231830.212.312.379.235-0.6-4.8-0.8-4.27.2-6.9-0.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Ryan Howard 2016 .255
2 91 Carlos Pena 2014 .176
3 87 Mickey Tettleton 1997 .169
4 87 Jose Canseco 2001 .279
5 87 Dick Allen 1978 .000 DNP
6 86 Chili Davis 1996 .295
7 86 Greg Vaughn 2002 .225
8 86 Gorman Thomas 1987 .000 DNP
9 86 Olmedo Saenz 2007 .221
10 86 Tony Clark 2008 .245
11 85 Cliff Johnson 1984 .332
12 85 Eduardo Perez 2006 .250
13 85 Luke Scott 2014 .000 DNP
14 85 Mo Vaughn 2004 .000 DNP
15 84 Andruw Jones 2013 .000 DNP
16 84 Adam LaRoche 2016 .000 DNP
17 84 Dwight Evans 1988 .309
18 83 Tony Perez 1978 .289
19 83 Carlos Delgado 2008 .300
20 83 Gil Hodges 1960 .250
21 83 Derrek Lee 2012 .000 DNP
22 83 Dave Kingman 1985 .270
23 82 Mike Stanley 1999 .294
24 82 Roy Sievers 1963 .283
25 82 Deron Johnson 1975 .244
26 82 Cliff Floyd 2009 .119
27 82 Norm Cash 1971 .325
28 82 Jim Hickman 1973 .256
29 82 Mike Cameron 2009 .273
30 82 Travis Hafner 2013 .251
31 82 Jim Lemon 1964 .000 DNP
32 81 Ken Singleton 1983 .294
33 81 Josh Willingham 2015 .000 DNP
34 81 Champ Summers 1982 .276
35 81 Ken Phelps 1991 .000 DNP
36 81 Bob Allison 1971 .000 DNP
37 81 Jay Buhner 2001 .282
38 81 Darrell Porter 1988 .000 DNP
39 81 Curtis Granderson 2017 .285
40 80 Eddie Mathews 1968 .266
41 80 Fred McGriff 2000 .271
42 80 Bob Bailey 1979 .000 DNP
43 80 Phil Nevin 2007 .000 DNP
44 80 David Justice 2002 .278
45 80 George Crowe 1957 .289
46 80 Nelson Cruz 2017 .312
47 80 Vic Wertz 1961 .261
48 79 Mark Teixeira 2016 .231
49 79 Tim Salmon 2005 .000 DNP
50 79 Jack Howell 1998 .294
51 79 Andre Thornton 1986 .267
52 79 Jimmy Wynn 1978 .000 DNP
53 79 Javy Lopez 2007 .000 DNP
54 79 Boog Powell 1978 .000 DNP
55 79 Bill White 1970 .000 DNP
56 79 Lyle Overbay 2013 .248
57 79 George Scott 1980 .000 DNP
58 79 Joe Adcock 1964 .305
59 79 Jason Varitek 2008 .229
60 79 Jim Fregosi 1978 .249
61 79 Russell Branyan 2012 .000 DNP
62 79 Ken McMullen 1978 .000 DNP
63 79 Alfonso Soriano 2012 .281
64 79 Jose Hernandez 2006 .231
65 78 Jermaine Dye 2010 .000 DNP
66 78 David Dellucci 2010 .000 DNP
67 78 Ray Lankford 2003 .000 DNP
68 78 Mike Piazza 2005 .272
69 78 Jeff Bagwell 2004 .300
70 78 Orlando Cepeda 1974 .206
71 78 Matt Stairs 2004 .264
72 78 David Ross 2013 .240
73 78 Duke Snider 1963 .292
74 78 Casey Blake 2010 .275
75 78 Ron Cey 1984 .270
76 78 John Lowenstein 1983 .316
77 78 Kirk Gibson 1993 .268
78 78 Rafael Palmeiro 2001 .309
79 78 Dan Uggla 2016 .000 DNP
80 78 Mike Easler 1987 .252
81 78 Dale Long 1962 .268
82 78 Frank Thomas 2004 .328
83 78 Larry Doby 1960 .000 DNP
84 77 David Ortiz 2012 .343
85 77 Ryan Klesko 2007 .254
86 77 Jose Valentin 2006 .287
87 77 Dale Murphy 1992 .171
88 77 Reggie Sanders 2004 .274
89 77 Jim Spencer 1983 .000 DNP
90 77 Eric Davis 1998 .334
91 77 John Mabry 2007 .163
92 77 Ken Griffey 2006 .266
93 77 Andres Galarraga 1997 .301
94 77 Luke Easter 1952 .322
95 77 George Foster 1985 .290
96 77 Ron Gant 2001 .254
97 77 Jeromy Burnitz 2005 .260
98 76 Willie Horton 1979 .266
99 76 Fred Lynn 1988 .292
100 76 Mickey Vernon 1954 .300

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .270 .380 .487 .292
11 vs R (Multi) .225 .320 .436 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.045 -.060 -.051 -.033
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .262 .366 .451 .271
31 vs R (2016) .229 .322 .471 .259
38 Split (2016) -.033 -.044 .020 -.012
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 “Party at Napoli’s” became a rallying cry for Cleveland last year, emblazoned on t-shirts and scattered across social media. But like many a party Napoli’s year had far more flash than substance, as a career-high and team-leading 34 home runs came with an otherwise mediocre year at the plate. The health problems that have dogged him in the past didn’t play much of a role, but that degenerative hip condition of his is not something that just goes away on its own. Napoli’s now in the back half of his 30s, and so the party’s closer to cleaning up than setting up. But while it lasts, it can still be a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Who, after all, can forget Napoli pleading with Cleveland’s GM for a little detour to Vegas after winning the pennant?
2016 Napoli started 2015 looking like all of the health-related maladies of the past few years were finally catching up with him in a big way. He slashed his way to a paltry .193/.294/.353 line in the first half of the season, with fastballs streaking past him before he could get the bat out over the plate. Napoli recovered in the second half, posting his more typically dominant power numbers down the stretch and pulling balls at a much more customary rate. A trade to Texas at the deadline pushed Napoli into a part-time role in August and September, which may have helped Nap get a second wind and recover.

At 34, it's by no means clear he's done as a full-time starter, but given his avascular necrosis—the degenerative hip condition that was diagnosed back in 2013—prospective teams hedged their bets, and the Indians got him on a one-year deal. A crumbling OPS against righties (.816, .739, and .603 from 2013-2015) is equally discouraging. Moving out from behind the plate prolonged Nap's career, but as with any degenerative condition (including old age), there is no cure.

2015 Torii Hunter might be Spiderman and Noah Syndergaard Thor, but not branding Napoli as Wolverine is a collective oversight committed by us all. On top of the impressive beard and appropriate build, Napoli seems to possess regenerative abilities. Avascular necrosis—emphasis on the “necrosis” here—couldn't slow him down. He treated a dislocated finger like mortal men would treat a papercut. Add in the damage we've seen Napoli do to his liver, and it becomes increasingly obvious that he can't be harmed. Napoli added a degree of selectivity to his two-strike approach in 2014, cutting down on his strikeouts and boosting his walk rate. Unfortunately, said improvements might have come at the expense of power; he still hit a few balls to Logan, but Napoli posted the lowest slugging percentage of his career. For the heart of the Red Sox order to really get going, Wolverine's primary mission next year will involve looking to his origins and recuperating some of his pop.
2014 Napoli and the Sox agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract, but when his physical turned up avascular necrosis, a degenerative hip condition, it was thrown out the window. ("Necro" is never a prefix you want associated with your body.) The two sides negotiated a one-year deal with incentives instead, and Napoli achieved them all by avoiding the DL. In fact, his hip is stronger now than it was, likely due to leaving catching in his past to play first base full-timea high-quality first, at that. His prize? The recovery this winter of the two lost contract years, and at a higher average annual value to boot. Napoli is going to strike out, and often, but it's the product of an approach that causes him to see more pitches than anyone else, and in turn leads to lengthy homers. So long as his bat stays quick enough for two more years, the Red Sox will get what they paid for.
2013 Napoli followed his magical 2011 campaign with a 2012 more in line with his career numbers. For a lifetime .259 hitter, the .320 average he posted two seasons ago looks more like the exception than the rule. However, the Napoli of 2012 remained one of baseballs better hitting backstops, blasting home runs and walking at a 13.4 percent clip. With the power comes strikeouts, though thats not a revelation with Napoli. For much of the offseason Napoli appeared headed for Boston with a three-year, $39 million deal, but at press time the move appeared to be crumbling under concerns over Napoli's hip revealed in the required physical. If the Red Sox do iron out contract language to protect themselves from a lemon, the burly slugger figures to be Bostons primary first baseman in 2013 with the occasional start at catcher. Rumors swirl that at least one other team is interested in Napoli if Boston takes a pass.
2012 Acquired from Toronto (on whose roster he sat for only four days) for veteran reliever and chair-toss champion Frankie Francisco, Napoli was thought to be more of a platoon masher than a 5.5 WAR everyday player. Even the most ferocious Napoli supporters couldnt have anticipated that the burly backstop would become one of the most dangerous and balanced hitters in the American League. With the aesthetic of a beer league softball player, Napoli flat-out raked for the Rangers, hitting .320 with patience and pop, walking 58 times in only 432 plate appearances, and sending 30 bombs out of the yardmore than enough offensive fireworks to overcome any defensive liabilities some may perceive. PECOTA expects a regression but pass the beer and root for him to do it again, anyway.
2011 Mike Scioscia has never been comfortable with Napoli behind the plate, but the extended absence of Kendry Morales allowed him to hide the defensively-challenged backstops bat elsewhere on the diamond. That was good news for Napoli, who found himself with more playing time than he ever knew existed, but nothing more than a stopgap solution to a hairy situation for the Angels, since Napolis bat seems special only in the offense-deprived context of catcher. This is particularly true in that Mickey Hatcher's lessons seem to be getting to himhis walk rate is now little more than half of what it was when he came up, and to make matters worse, he hasn't hit righties much since 2008. Since the part-time receiver was only keeping first base warm for Morales, hell likely return to his customary spot on the bench, where hell go back to asking anyone within earshot what Jeff Mathis has that he doesnt have.
2010 As a player, Mike Scioscia was an excellent defender, and as a manager, he does not suffer fools wearing the tools of ignorance. Despite Napoli's ability to mash, his defensive limitations have always dimmed his stature in his skipper's eyes. Coming off shoulder surgery, he nabbed a higher percentage of basestealers than in 2008 (22 percent, up from 17 percent), and set a career high in starts, but he was prone to what his manager termed "defensive funks" with his pitch selection and sloppy setup. The struggles may have carried over into his hitting; soon after his most public airing-out in August, Napoli slid into a 3-for-45 offensive funk. Given his skills as a hitter, the Angels might be better served treating him as an everyday DH/backup backstop, but such a plan is virtually unprecedentedonly two catchers have caught more than 30 games in a season while DHing more frequently, one an injured Carlton Fisk in 1979and the scheme loses its value if it results in more at-bats for Jeff Mathis.
2009 Even when Napoli hits in the .220s, he has value because of the home runs and walks, but when he hits .273 he's a legitimate offensive force. Last year's spike in batting average looks a bit fluky, as his BABIP took a huge jump, but he's still a fine offense-oriented catcher with a ton of power. His poor defense requires a quality backup for those days when the 1985 Cardinals come to town, which is what Mathis provides. Combined, they're a cheap fix at a tough-to-fill position, and should give the Angels years of worry-free catching enjoyment.
2008 Despite being just 26, Napoli is a fully-formed baseball player unlikely to develop much beyond what he already is. It's a nice package, a catcher with good secondary skills who throws out better than one of every four basestealers. Because of Napoli, Mathis's failure to develop doesn't sting quite as much.
2007 Stepping in for Mathis in May, Napoli proved both his defenders and critics correct. He surprised the league at first, hitting .286/.412/.579 between his May callup and the All-Star break, then pitchers caught up to him and held him to .164/.303/.320 in the second half, inducing a 4-for-54 homerless slump (with 13 walks) from mid-July to mid-August. Hence PECOTA`s strange spread of optimism and fear--players whose skills are entirely tied up in secondary offensive attributes such as power and patience can disappear almost as quickly as they arrive. As long as Napoli`s hidden from guys with overpowering heat, his all-or-nothing approach should serve against the nibblers as he works counts for a cookie. Whereas he was once seen as a relatively iffy defender, hard work has helped him improve against the running game; he threw out 31 percent of would-be thieves as an Angel last year. He`ll never be a star, but he contributes in all phases of the game.
2005 Prior to the season, Napoli was regarded as the fifth-best backstop in the Angels organization, maybe worse. Then he found some tremendous power, and with it came the added respect from pitchers that allows a player with a 60-walk eye to have an 88-walk season. Negatives include 166 strikeouts, which cast doubt on his ability to sustain his batting average at higher levels, doubly so after accounting for Cal League inflation. At 6'5" and 205 pounds., he'll likely shift to first base at some point, so his hitting needs to keep making big strides. Double-A will provide a good test.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tucker, how productive do you think Nick Williams can be at the MLB level, and is Jorge Alfaro the real McCoy behind the dish? Thanks!
(chopper from indy)
Nick Williams is likely not hitting .300, because he swings at basically everything. I am a known advocate of Williams, but that does not mean that I endorse his complete lack of approach at the plate. However, it's been a long year and I've seen him plenty this season. I'm not worried about the AFL mess he has currently. I think Williams can be a .260-270 20HR type in his peak, but the risk is still evident. Can he cut back on the swing-and-miss enough? Swinging at a ball in the dirt or 2 feet outside will cause issues.

Jorge Alfaro is an enigma. Athletic for a catcher and runs like a bulldozer, but his game is often too violent. I remain pessimistic about his chances to consistently player behind the plate, but what if he is a Mike Napoli type? I think the bat is fine, and he will need to just lessen the aggressiveness and violence in his swing. He gets those hips turning and sometimes he flies all over the place and loses his swing mechanics. (Tucker Blair)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think experts are trying to play it safe with Jose Abreu? I know Cuban pitchers aren't near the level of MLB pitchers, but Abreu put up absolutely insane numbers even when compared to Puig and Cespedes. I'd like to think his upside is massive.
(Brandon from Florida)
I think they're playing it safe because 1B is such a deep position that there's no need to assume so much risk. I've read some pretty conservative expectations for Abreu, so I get where you're coming from, but are we THAT convinced he'll be measurably better than Brandon Moss or Mike Napoli next year? That would only make him a fringe top-20 at first base. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a redraft league, all things being equal: Michael Cuddyer or Mike Napoli?
(Guancous from Washington DC)
Napoli. Cuddyer ain't gonna hit for a .382 BABIP again, and I think Nap has another 30- homer campaign left in that bat. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can keep one of the following three first basemen (10 team h2h 5x5). Where is the value? Matt Adams at the cost of a 12th round pick? Freddie Freeman at the cost of 7th? Mike Napoli at the cost of a 12th?
(Andrew from Canada)
Freeman at the cost of a 7th rounder is very good value in my mind. I would go there. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see James Loney landing?
(yancyeaton from Fort Myers, FL)
Who needs a first baseman would be the question. Tampa Bay is the only team that has been linked to him, but maybe Loney leaves if he can squeeze a two-year deal out of someone. It's a fairly thin market, though, as a lot of teams already have a first baseman tied up to a deal. The White Sox could be players if they don't resign Paul Konerko, and the same could be said for Boston if Mike Napoli walks. Loney is probably a one-year stopgap at best, and it's entirely possible he goes the route of Russell Branyan and doesn't find a taker this winter despite the incredibly strong campaign in 2013. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Pirates do about their first base situation going into next season?
(Dave from Pittsburgh)
It's an interesting question. They could bring back Morneau, but it really seems like he's not ever going to be Justin Morneau again. A first baseman that slugged .411 with a 323 on-base just doesn't seem like a good answer. Mike Napoli may be available if the Red Sox don't lock him up between the end of the Series and the start of free agency, but aside from him, I think the Pirates might have to see what they can find on the trade market. Or, sign Morneau, cross your fingers, and power up at other positions. (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Long time Tower of Power listene. Seems like a lot of VA love. Mid Round Risks- What are your thoughts on Utley, Carl Crawford and Mike Napoli? Do you see any of these guys surprising by putting up early round talent?
(Jason from Charlottesville, VA)
thanks for the patronage..especially from my birth state (Fredericksburg). I like Crawford the best; anything over 450 PA for Utley or Napoli has to be considered a bonus. I don't see any of the producing top 75 value. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love using BP's Player Forecast Manager as a major tool during a draft. In your opinion give a couple of players that PECOTA is too Bullish on as well as too Bearish.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
I like Aaron Hill, Maro Estrada, Doug Fister, and Carlos Santana a bit more. Not quite as high on Anthony Rizzo and I'm nervous about Mike Napoli's hips. Like Shakira's, they don't lie except unlike Shakira's, I don't like what they're saying. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Paul, thanks for the chat. For a deep keeper lg that's 20*35 with options to play two catchers, who do you decide to keep for $2: Hanigan or Iannetta? Or Neither? It's yet keeper dealine and only FA in the pool Mike Napoli probably won't last until my pick (late first round.)
(Grout from SD)
You're welcome. Thanks for joining. Iannetta is my choice there. Hanigan is a much better *real* player. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite player that is not a marquee name or highly regarded ? For me its Taylor Pastornicky, I like his approach and flare he plays with
(Derek from Georgia)
I used to really like Mark Bellhorn for the same reasons. He seemed like a guy who was squeezing the most out of his meager (compared to other major leaguers) skills. Now? I'm a big Hit It Over The Wall guy so I'm really looking forward to seeing Mike Napoli in Fenway. Power and patience are my favorite skills and that's Napoli summed up. (Matthew Kory)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Geoff, What is wrong with Mike Napoli? Does he not like Fenway Park as much as they like him?
(Steve G. from STL)
Hi Steve, thanks for the question. From what I understand, questions about Napoli's hip condition have kept things on hold. Those questions scared the Mariners away, clearing a path for the Red Sox, who understandably are being careful. Stay tuned. (Geoff Young)
2012-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank the top 5 catchers for the rest of 2012 in an obp league?
(Jim from NY)
1- Buster Posey
2- Joe Mauer
3- Yadier Molina
4- Brian McCann
5- Mike Napoli

Miguel Montero and Matt Wieters could easily jump into the mix. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What was your first reaction when you heard about the Vernon Wells trade?
(Erix from Toronto)
First reaction was that they would be getting something else back, like Kyle Drabek or $50 million or both, and it just hadn't been announced. Second reaction was that Vernon Wells and Juan Rivera were awfully close to the same player. Third was like that feeling you get when some drugged-out celebrity dies, that sorrowful realization that they finally reached that tragic end that we all worried about but watched happen without doing anything to stop it. They had traded Mike Napoli for nothing. For less than nothing. For, basically, a $50 million loss. That night was more exciting to me, in a way, than the morning the Angels signed Pujols and Wilson. Staring into the abyss and all that. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)You have to chose to either save Russell Branyan or Mike Napoli from an old timey movie villain. And you have 30 seconds to decide. Go!
(J. Shepard from California)
I really need to see this visually to decide. Go! (Sam Miller)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Either, Neither, or Both: B. Hawpe / C. Jackson make an impact for Rangers this year?
(Oh Snap from A Mountain)
Jackson has hit .232/.312/.323 over the past three seasons. Any impact he made will be classified as "dead cat bounce." Hawpe hit .239/.324/.389 over the past two seasons, but part of that was in Petco, and he always had more power than Jackson, but I'd be hard-pressed to call his potential contribution "impact" even if he does well, barring significant injuries to either Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, or Michael Young that would bring him significant playing time. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it crazy to draft Carlos Santana in round 2-3? He gets more playing time than other catchers because he plays some 1B/DH for Cleveland. His AVG screams for a correction this year. Can easily do 30/100 if he continues his development.
(PJ from Bronx)
Don't get me wrong, I like Santana, but that's definitely too early for him. You can say the same for Mike Napoli and he doesn't have to make good on upside... and I still wouldn't take Napoli that early. It's a bit more defensible in a deep two-catcher league, like an AL-only league, but I wouldn't jump the gun on him. (Derek Carty)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be your vote for the AL Manager of the Year? Also, will Mike Napoli be eligible for the ALDS after his kiss to the Angel dugout in the season's last game incites a brawl? :-)
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Good question. A few weeks ago I'd have said Terry Francona, but his stubborn refusal to move Lackey out of the rotation and stretch Aceves out is one of the main factors in the team's slide.

I think Jim Leyland might be a good choice given that you really have to squint to figure out how Detroit has gotten to the top of the AL Central given all of their injuries and roster mismatches. That's also a credit to Dave Dombrowski, whose acquisitions of Wilson Betemit and Doug Fister have really helped. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I want you to defend the Vernon Wells trade right now. Take your best shot.
(Steven from New Orleans)
He was pretty good the year before, Mike Napoli wasn't going to play anyway, and he was part of a concerted effort to vastly improve the outfield defense behind a flyball-oriented staff. And, somehow, in some magical accounting way that nobody understands, the money didn't matter. That's the best there is, and it's an awful, awful defense. (Sam Miller)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tommy, Marc has told us who some of the players he has special love for. Care to give us a few of yours? Thanks, Dan
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
Hmm, let's say Mike Napoli, Angel Pagan, Jhoulys Chacin, Julio Teheran, and Shaun Marcum (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Scioscia has now pinch-hit for Mike Napoli twice, once with Sarge Jr. and last night with Maicer Izturis. Sure, Izturis got a sac-fly and eventually Mathis had the walk-off hit, but that still doesn't justify taking the bat out of Napoli's hands in either situation, especially for those two hitters. Why does Scioscia keep doing this?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
The Izturis move actually *was* sensible. With one out and a runner on third, contact matters a lot, and with Chamberlain pitching and Izturis available, there was a good matchup to be had.

The repeated use of Matthews for Napoli is just wrong and should be stopped immediately. I can probably come up with degenerate cases where it makes sense, but most of those involve pitchers not in this series. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your read on Mike Napoli? How does he not have a full time job?
(Matt from SF, CA)
Napoli is a fine hitter but below average behind the dish, -8 FRAA here, and 11/63 (17%) in catching base stealers; I have no idea what pitchers think about throwing to him but maybe they don't love it. Let's remember that ex-catcher Scioscia's certainly got a point of view here too.

Meanwhile, Mathis was +7, while throwing out 26% by comparison. They're both young, they both have their merits (I don't think Mathis is as bad as we saw with the bat this year or Napoli as good), and so long as the Angels have a surplus that they don't need to turn into something else, they can afford to share the job while they sort out who's who. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, What's your take on the Rays and Posey at #1? I see he hit another two homeruns last night, yet he isn't seen as someone who will hit more than 15? He's been incredible, is he slowly working his way into that catching fantasy dream of 20-25 Hr potential range?
(Parker Posey from Filmlore)
My pal Drew has been irrationally high on him for a while, but it turns out he may be right. He's a premium defensive player that's been hitting well (and he's the Noles closer!) I think KG hits the nail on the head when he says that Posey is likely to be good, but Beckham's got a chance to be great. Teams -- well, the Rays -- will have to decide how much risk to take in search of the upside. From what I've heard, Posey's upside is being a league avg catcher with some power (15-20). That would look awful nice in the Rays roster. Who would that be today? (Pause as I run a quick stats search ... and listening to "Up!" by M83) Man, there's just no good comp. 2007 version of Yadi Molina without the defense and more power? Mike Napoli? Is that 1:1? (Will Carroll)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Im not sure if a fantasy question is up your alley, but im in a 5x5 head to head 12 team mixed league and am lacking in pitching, i have offered Joe Nathan J.J. Hardy, and Joey Votto(1b and OF eligiable), along with either Khalil Greene or Mike Napoli (Soto is my starter) for Chris Young, Derek Jeter, and Kosuke Fukudome; would this deal be beneficial to me?
(Keith from Naugatuck, CT)
It's been a long time since I played in a 5x5 league, but I guess I would have to see who you have at the positions you're giving up in order to be able to fully answer your question. It sounds OK, but I would have to know more.

Having said that, making deals in fantasy is part of the fun. All ofyou: Roll the dice! Get on the phone! Play Trader Lane in the privacy of your tool shed. You're there to have fun. (Jim Baker)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 aax 0 .000 0.0 4371 -.000 0.4 117 -.052 -.003 4.1 3.4 5.8
2006 mlb 6181 .001 0.8 3416 .001 -0.6 54 -.003 .004 0.1 -1.2 0.2
2006 aaa 1092 .002 0.3 600 -.000 0.0 13 .024 .000 -0.2 -0.1 0.1
2007 mlb 5387 .001 0.6 2971 .000 -0.3 60 .007 .002 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4
2008 mlb 4548 -.015 -9.5 2887 .001 -0.8 54 .027 .005 -1.0 -11.8 -11.2
2008 afa 0 .000 0.0 160 -.000 0.0 2 -.015 -.003 0.0 -0.0 0.1
2009 mlb 6050 -.005 -4.7 3885 .001 -0.7 87 .029 .010 -1.5 -7.1 -7.6
2010 mlb 4265 -.010 -5.8 2745 .000 -0.3 62 -.002 .007 0.1 -5.7 0.7
2011 mlb 3861 -.008 -4.0 2117 .000 -0.0 31 -.000 -.003 0.1 -4.1 -4.6
2011 aaa 139 -.002 -0.0 81 -.000 0.0 3 .005 .000 -0.0 0.4 -0.3
2012 mlb 4717 -.023 -14.3 2940 -.001 0.4 49 .025 -.001 -0.7 -15.2 -14.9

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