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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 2846 .236 .304 .372 81 7.1
Birth Date1-12-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 14 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
2003 OAK 23 11 14 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 74 -0.4 0.0 0.5 0.0
2004 OAK 24 151 623 130 34 1 22 58 141 9 7 3 .239 .319 .426 93 -4.6 -1.4 14.0 3.4
2005 OAK 25 84 371 92 25 4 9 35 54 1 0 0 .276 .346 .456 98 -0.6 1.0 6.5 2.3
2006 OAK 26 96 398 82 12 0 9 36 76 0 8 1 .229 .298 .338 84 -6.6 1.3 2.0 1.4
2007 OAK 27 93 374 79 16 0 8 23 62 2 10 2 .226 .278 .341 67 -14.2 -1.7 -0.8 -0.1
2008 OAK 28 145 605 132 39 1 7 47 96 0 7 3 .237 .296 .349 71 -19.9 3.0 -0.2 0.8
2009 OAK 29 97 272 53 10 2 6 24 44 2 2 1 .223 .295 .357 81 -5.5 1.6 -3.6 -0.1
2010 ARI 30 9 14 2 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .167 .214 .333 63 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2010 PIT 30 61 175 35 8 0 1 16 33 1 0 2 .224 .301 .295 61 -7.7 -1.4 -2.1 -0.6
Career7472846605146862241516163413.236.304.37281-60.11.816.27.1

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 MOD A+ CLF 11 41 .000 .000 .000 .483 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MOD A+ CLF 73 323 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MID AA TXS 59 251 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OAK MLB AL 11 14 .256 .341 .391 .000 94 -3.2 0.4 0 74 15 0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 127 543 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OAK MLB AL 151 623 .267 .335 .432 .278 104 -4 18.5 8.5 93 10 14.0 -1.4 -4.6 3.4
2005 OAK MLB AL 84 371 .267 .327 .421 .306 96 7.2 10.7 4.9 98 8 6.5 1.0 -0.6 2.3
2005 STO A+ CLF 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SAC AAA PCL 3 12 .301 .349 .490 .083 0.0 63 0 0.0 0.0 -0.9 0.0
2006 OAK MLB AL 96 398 .270 .333 .431 .265 100 -13.1 12.0 5.5 84 10 2.0 1.3 -6.6 1.4
2007 OAK MLB AL 93 374 .267 .332 .421 .254 93 -18 11.1 5.1 67 10 -0.8 -1.7 -14.2 -0.1
2008 OAK MLB AL 145 605 .265 .329 .414 .275 98 -20.4 17.5 8 71 7 -0.2 3.0 -19.9 0.8
2009 OAK MLB AL 97 272 .258 .330 .415 .245 101 -7.7 7.8 -1.4 81 12 -3.6 1.6 -5.5 -0.1
2010 ARI MLB NL 9 14 .254 .335 .393 .250 95 -0.3 0.4 0 63 8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2010 PIT MLB NL 61 175 .248 .313 .388 .279 94 -7.4 4.8 0.7 61 8 -2.1 -1.4 -7.7 -0.6

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 MOD A+ CLF 41 38 7 15 5 0 1 23 3 3 8 0 0 .395 .439 .605 .211 0 0
2002 MID AA TXS 251 228 31 64 16 0 7 101 31 19 41 9 2 .281 .332 .443 .162 3 3
2002 MOD A+ CLF 323 280 47 86 17 2 2 113 38 33 43 5 0 .307 .391 .404 .096 2 2
2003 OAK MLB AL 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 0 0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 543 465 86 143 32 6 22 253 90 63 110 24 4 .308 .395 .544 .237 4 4
2004 OAK MLB AL 623 545 70 130 34 1 22 232 64 58 141 7 3 .239 .319 .426 .187 6 5
2005 OAK MLB AL 371 333 66 92 25 4 9 152 38 35 54 0 0 .276 .346 .456 .180 1 1
2005 STO A+ CLF 11 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .455 .444 .111 0 0
2005 SAC AAA PCL 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .000 0 0
2006 OAK MLB AL 398 358 42 82 12 0 9 121 40 36 76 8 1 .229 .298 .338 .109 2 2
2007 OAK MLB AL 374 349 40 79 16 0 8 119 31 23 62 10 2 .226 .278 .341 .115 0 0
2008 OAK MLB AL 605 556 66 132 39 1 7 194 61 47 96 7 3 .237 .296 .349 .112 2 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 272 238 35 53 10 2 6 85 29 24 44 2 1 .223 .295 .357 .134 4 4
2010 PIT MLB NL 175 156 9 35 8 0 1 46 11 16 33 0 2 .224 .301 .295 .071 0 2
2010 ARI MLB NL 14 12 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 5 0 1 .167 .214 .333 .167 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2289 0.5164 0.4329 0.7881 0.6015 0.2529 0.8523 0.6250 0.2119 -0.0081
2009 1038 0.5106 0.4846 0.7773 0.6623 0.2992 0.8661 0.5724 0.2227 -0.0019
2010 715 0.5245 0.4448 0.7830 0.6347 0.2353 0.8613 0.5500 0.2170 0.0039
Career40420.51630.44830.78440.62300.26170.85740.59820.2156-0.0044

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
2013-02-20 2013-03-05 Camp 13 0 Left Thigh Strain - -
2010-06-29 2010-07-01 DTD 2 2 Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2010-06-05 2010-06-07 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-04-19 2010-04-24 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2009-08-18 2009-09-02 15-DL 15 14 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-05-15 2009-05-15 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2009-03-31 2009-04-02 Camp 2 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-07-03 2008-07-18 15-DL 15 11 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-09 2008-06-10 DTD 1 0 Right Ankle Sprain Mild -
2008-03-03 2008-03-05 Camp 2 0 Low Back Spasms -
2007-07-25 2007-10-01 60-DL 68 62 Left Hand Fracture -
2007-04-06 2007-04-06 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-08-22 2006-10-15 15-DL 54 37 Low Back Stress Fracture -
2006-07-31 2006-08-18 15-DL 18 15 Low Back Strain -
2006-07-22 2006-07-24 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2006-06-09 2006-06-13 DTD 4 3 Hand Contusion Foul Ball -
2006-04-23 2006-04-25 DTD 2 2 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2006-04-04 2006-04-08 DTD 4 4 Right Fingers Contusion Index Finger -
2005-09-29 2005-10-03 DTD 4 4 Left Ankle Soreness -
2005-09-20 2005-09-21 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2005-08-28 2005-09-19 15-DL 22 21 Left Ankle Fracture Collision At Plate -
2005-06-23 2005-06-24 DTD 1 1 Back Soreness -
2005-06-11 2005-06-14 DTD 3 2 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-04-05 2005-05-30 15-DL 55 48 Trunk Stress Fracture Rib Cage -
2005-04-01 2005-04-03 Camp 2 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2005-03-25 2005-03-28 Camp 3 0 Trunk Contusion Rib Cage -
2004-08-09 2004-08-11 DTD 2 2 Back Spasms -
2004-04-21 2004-04-28 DTD 7 6 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIL $
2010 PIT, ARI $1,000,000
2009 OAK $5,300,000
2008 OAK $3,500,000
2007 OAK $2,500,000
2006 OAK $750,000
2005 OAK $350,000
2004 OAK $300,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$13,700,500
7 yrTotal$13,700,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 yPaul Cohen1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/22/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 3/18/13.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/10/09. $0.5M in performance bonuses based on PAs. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/10. Released by Arizona 8/24/10.
  • 5 years/$12.75M (2005-09). Signed extension with Oakland 4/05, replacing 1 year/$0.35M deal signed 3/05. $0.25M signing bonus. 05:$0.5M, 06:$0.75M, 07:$2.5M, 08:$3.5M, 09:$5.25M.
  • 1 year/$0.3005M (2004)
  • Drafted by Oakland 2001 (1-25) (Long Beach State). Signed 8/01, $1.3M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you stil consider Billy Beane and Mark Shapiro to be Top 5 GM's, or have the past couple of seasons changed the way you view both GMs's?
(Ron from Vancouver)
I've never been as high on either of them as certain readers would like to believe, and I'm certainly not very sold on the job that either of them has done in recent years. Beane wasted a whole lot of time and money on Bobby Crosby, and the Indians' talent pipeline on Shapiro's watch hasn't impressed me, though I think he's done well in some of his trades. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Please help me understand: the A's finally got out from under the Bobby Crosby contract, only to take on Aaron Miles?? Any chance Miles can be a useful bench player?
(Drew W from NoVA)
No. Wow, I feel like Calvin Coolidge or something, except that I just that I feel like Calvin Coolidge or something. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Bobby Crosby saw some time in right field two nights ago. Shouldn't the A's just "Sheffield" him and find a better utility player?
(dwiest12 from NoVa)
I do wonder about that, but if he hits well enough to have some value, I can see his having a Bill Almon-style second act. A goodly number of utility men were ex-shortstops, after all; they weren't all second basemen who weren't good enough to start at second. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Matt Holliday's comments about Bobby Crosby swinging the bat well after work out with Mark McGwire? Do the A's still bring in Cabrera (costing them a 2nd round pick) or just go with some combination of Crosby, Pennington, and Petit?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'll believe it when I see it. That's not to say I don't trust Holliday, it's just that you hear those kinds of stories all the time, and people seem to still be willing to give Crosby the benefit of the doubt.

I don't think Cabrera is worth the pick. Maybe the A's should just call the Cubs, and send over one of their non-prospects in exchange for another middle infielder they don't want to use. (Marc Normandin)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Beyond the fact that he isn't very good... Would it be a smart bet for Billy Beane to trade Bobby Crosby to a potential Furcal suitor just to shrink the market for him? The A's can't outbid anybody who might want Furcal, so shouldn't they want to be the only ones bidding? Then even if they don't sign Furcal, I don't really see some kind of a Gregorio Petit, Pennington, Mark Ellis as a downgrade at all. At least there's SOME defense, power and obp in that group, albeit not in the same place.
(Juan Eduardo from San Francisco)
My problem with that is I don't think there is much of a market for Bobby Crosby. His value is lower than ever. It's a good idea in theory but I think it would be hard to execute. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)How concerned should A's fans be about signing Rafael Furcal to something like a 4-year deal worth $48 million, or something like that? Besides the fact that he hasn't had a healthy and productive season since 2006, the A's would also be getting his age 31 through 34 seasons. Surely better than Bobby Crosby (and anything on the farm), but seems like this potential signing would have a lot of risk.
(Dave from Chicago)
Agree completely. Furcal is high-risk, high-reward, but when it comes to the first half of the equation, tThe A's have an awful track record in assessing risk when it comes to player health, and perhaps in their health department entirely. Crosby, Chavez, Harden, Mulder... if they bite on Furcal, it's got the potential to blow up in their faces several times over. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can Cardenas play an adequate enough shortstop to be an upgrade to the Bobby Crosby disaster?
(Adam from Italy)
I don't see it. I think the only tool he has that works on the left side of the infield is the arm. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)After multiple major surgeries, what kind of production should we expect from Eric Chavez next season and beyond?
(Dave from Chicago)
I've always viewed the litanies of injuries of both Chavez and Bobby Crosby as enough for the A's to move strongly towards Plan B options at both positions; that they haven't remains one of Billy Beane's biggest shortcomings. I expect nothing from them, and I think the A's might eventually come around to the idea that Jack Hanahan and Donnie Murphy aren't gonna cut it. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Keppinger on the DL, I was forced to pickup a backup in Barmes. Now he's on the DL and I picked up Vazquez. My OF is pretty deep (Milton Bradley, Fukudome, Bruce, Pence and Chris Young.) Would you actively shop any or all of these guys for a SS in the meantime (or longterm) or wait it out with Vazquez or a Jack Wilson or a Bobby Crosby on the waiver wire until Keppinger comes back?
(jnelson33 from Pennsauken)
Wait it out. SS isn't a deep at all, so the price of admission is too high for my tastes. I'm just floating through SS as they are hot myself. (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Could the A's conceivably win the AL West with 85 wins or so or do the Angels pull away once they get healthy (since we know Rich Harden won't!)?
(Dave from Chicago)
Right now this is looking as though it might be your typical two-team AL West battle as it's been for most of the past few years. The A's appear to be playing above their heads, but it shouldn't be all that shocking that a few things have gone especially right given the bad luck that's befallen this team in recent years, things like Bobby Crosby's health and Dana Eveland's ability to pitch at a major league level. I think a lot depends on whether John Lackey can be John Lackey when he gets back, and how well guys like Harden and Duchscherer can withstand regular turns in the rotation. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Let's say hypothetically Bobby Crosby plays in 140+ games....more specifically, a healthy 140+ games. What kind of numbers can he post at this stage?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
I think a healthy Crosby is a league average hitter -- just like he was in his one full season back in 2004. A shortstop who hits league average is more valuable than a first baseman who does, of course, so this is sort of a compliment. (Jim Baker)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Let's say hypothetically Bobby Crosby plays in 140+ games....more specifically, a healthy 140+ games. What kind of numbers can he post at this stage?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
I think a healthy Crosby is a league average hitter -- just like he was in his one full season back in 2004. A shortstop who hits league average is more valuable than a first baseman who does, of course, so this is sort of a compliment. (Jim Baker)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen some projections that suggest it's the A's who are in the best position to take advantage of a stumble from Anahiem than the Mariners are. First, how credible is that? And second, if that is credible, how much worse does that make Bavasi's win-now plan?
(Evan from Vancouver, BC)
I don't see this at all. The A's are in full-on rebuilding mode, and behind Joe Blanton they need a lot to hope that Rich Harden, Justin Duchscherer, and Chad Gaudin are healthy. Add to that the need for sick-noters like Eric Chavez and Bobby Crosby to bounce back and I think we're at the point where it's far more likely Blanton gets shipped out at the deadline than the A's contend.

I'm not about to defend Bavasi, but I don't see the M's overtaken by Oakland this year. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)At this point in his career, is it reasonable to expect a healthy Bobby Crosby to be league-average?
(Drew W from Vienna VA)
He has about a .220 EqA in his last 750 or so PAs, and he's 28 years old. I think you can expect .245 and hope for .260. Unless his defense is great--it hasn't been--that's just a guy. He's someone to trade the second he picks up some trade value. (Joe Sheehan)


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