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Jorge Cantu 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 3394 .271 .316 .439 101 5.1
Birth Date1-30-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 9 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
2004 TBA 22 50 185 52 20 1 2 9 44 2 0 0 .301 .341 .462 83 -3.6 3.0 -0.8 0.4
2005 TBA 23 150 630 171 40 1 28 19 83 6 1 0 .286 .311 .497 115 11.9 1.4 -12.8 1.8
2006 TBA 24 107 448 103 18 2 14 26 91 3 1 1 .249 .295 .404 84 -7.4 0.7 -12.6 -0.6
2007 CIN 25 27 68 17 8 0 1 7 10 2 0 0 .298 .382 .491 82 -1.3 -1.2 0.3 -0.1
2007 TBA 25 25 65 12 1 0 0 5 16 1 0 0 .207 .277 .224 83 -1.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2008 FLO 26 155 685 174 41 0 29 40 111 10 6 2 .277 .327 .481 116 15.1 -0.4 -3.9 3.0
2009 FLO 27 149 643 169 42 0 16 47 81 6 3 1 .289 .345 .443 104 5.1 -0.5 -3.5 1.2
2010 FLO 28 97 410 98 25 0 10 23 76 6 0 0 .262 .310 .409 89 -4.7 -0.3 -9.0 -0.3
2010 TEX 28 30 105 23 4 1 1 6 19 0 0 0 .235 .279 .327 90 -1.0 0.9 -1.8 0.0
2011 SDN 29 57 155 28 4 0 3 7 28 1 0 0 .194 .232 .285 81 -3.2 0.4 -2.4 -0.3
Career8473394847203510418955937114.271.316.4391019.84.2-46.65.1

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
1999 HUD A- NYP 0 303 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CSC A SAL 0 199 .000 .000 .000 .372 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 STP A+ FSL 0 134 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ORL AA SOU 130 549 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ORL AA SOU 131 545 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA SOU 43 173 .000 .000 .000 .237 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DUR AAA INT 60 217 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB AL 50 185 .266 .330 .424 .391 102 2.7 5.5 -0.2 83 15 -0.8 3.0 -3.6 0.4
2004 DUR AAA INT 95 392 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB AL 150 630 .267 .328 .422 .289 103 8.6 18.1 -0.5 115 10 -12.8 1.4 11.9 1.8
2006 TBA MLB AL 107 448 .270 .332 .431 .283 106 -16.9 13.5 -0.8 84 9 -12.6 0.7 -7.4 -0.6
2006 MNT AA SOU 8 33 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CIN MLB NL 27 68 .260 .333 .421 .333 101 2.3 2.0 -0.9 82 13 0.3 -1.2 -1.3 -0.1
2007 TBA MLB AL 25 65 .272 .335 .423 .279 102 -6.3 1.9 -1 83 13 -0.1 0.2 -1.1 0.0
2007 DUR AAA INT 24 100 .247 .320 .382 .304 97 -3.5 3.0 -1.7 107 0 -0.4 0.1 1.8 0.3
2007 LOU AAA INT 24 102 .261 .337 .413 .351 96 4.4 2.7 -1 112 0 -2.8 -0.6 2.9 0.1
2008 FLO MLB NL 155 685 .260 .328 .413 .293 96 15.5 19.8 -0.2 116 8 -3.9 -0.4 15.1 3.0
2009 FLO MLB NL 149 643 .263 .332 .419 .310 98 12.6 18.5 -7.4 104 11 -3.5 -0.5 5.1 1.2
2010 FLO MLB NL 97 410 .257 .321 .403 .298 94 1.5 11.3 -0.3 89 8 -9.0 -0.3 -4.7 -0.3
2010 TEX MLB AL 30 105 .246 .311 .380 .282 108 -4.7 2.9 -1.3 90 8 -1.8 0.9 -1.0 0.0
2011 SDN MLB NL 57 155 .255 .320 .401 .216 91 -11.5 4.2 -1.4 81 14 -2.4 0.4 -3.2 -0.3
2011 CSP AAA PCL 30 125 .284 .352 .436 .289 120 -5.7 3.9 -1.5 84 0 -1.3 1.0 -2.2 0.0
2011 HER Wnt LMP 26 124 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SLC AAA PCL 21 90 .313 .376 .493 .288 107 -1.1 2.7 -0.2 93 0 -0.3 -1.2 -0.4 0.1
2012 HER Wnt LMP 53 223 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MEX int WBC 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 QUI AAA MEX 106 453 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 QUI AAA MEX 59 255 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 TIJ AAA MEX 23 91 .000 .000 .000 .235 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 TIJ AAA MEX 99 398 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 MCD AAA MEX 74 277 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1999 HUD A- NYP 303 281 33 73 17 2 1 97 33 20 59 3 4 .260 .314 .345 .085 0 0
2000 CSC A SAL 199 186 25 56 13 2 2 79 24 10 39 3 3 .301 .347 .425 .124 0 0
2000 STP A+ FSL 134 130 18 38 5 2 1 50 14 3 13 4 2 .292 .313 .385 .092 0 0
2001 ORL AA SOU 549 512 58 131 26 3 4 175 45 17 93 4 9 .256 .288 .342 .086 5 5
2002 ORL AA SOU 545 512 50 124 31 1 3 166 43 23 74 2 6 .242 .280 .324 .082 1 1
2003 DUR AAA INT 217 200 26 59 16 1 4 89 30 8 21 2 1 .295 .327 .445 .150 1 1
2003 ORL AA SOU 173 158 15 34 10 0 3 53 17 9 27 0 3 .215 .257 .335 .120 3 3
2004 DUR AAA INT 392 368 57 111 33 1 22 212 80 16 64 3 0 .302 .337 .576 .274 1 1
2004 TBA MLB AL 185 173 25 52 20 1 2 80 17 9 44 0 0 .301 .341 .462 .162 1 0
2005 TBA MLB AL 630 598 73 171 40 1 28 297 117 19 83 1 0 .286 .311 .497 .211 7 0
2006 TBA MLB AL 448 413 40 103 18 2 14 167 62 26 91 1 1 .249 .295 .404 .155 6 0
2006 MNT AA SOU 33 31 4 6 0 0 2 12 8 1 9 0 0 .194 .219 .387 .194 0 0
2007 DUR AAA INT 100 91 12 22 5 1 1 32 10 8 21 0 0 .242 .303 .352 .110 0 0
2007 LOU AAA INT 102 94 12 29 9 0 2 44 13 5 15 0 0 .309 .363 .468 .160 0 0
2007 TBA MLB AL 65 58 4 12 1 0 0 13 4 5 16 0 0 .207 .277 .224 .017 1 0
2007 CIN MLB NL 68 57 8 17 8 0 1 28 9 7 10 0 0 .298 .382 .491 .193 2 0
2008 FLO MLB NL 685 628 92 174 41 0 29 302 95 40 111 6 2 .277 .327 .481 .204 7 0
2009 FLO MLB NL 643 585 67 169 42 0 16 259 100 47 81 3 1 .289 .345 .443 .154 5 0
2010 TEX MLB AL 105 98 9 23 4 1 1 32 2 6 19 0 0 .235 .279 .327 .092 0 1
2010 FLO MLB NL 410 374 41 98 25 0 10 153 54 23 76 0 0 .262 .310 .409 .147 7 0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 125 118 16 33 6 0 5 54 18 6 16 0 0 .280 .320 .458 .178 0 0
2011 HER Wnt LMP 124 108 22 34 3 0 9 64 22 15 15 0 1 .315 .403 .593 .278 0 0
2011 SDN MLB NL 155 144 8 28 4 0 3 41 16 7 28 0 0 .194 .232 .285 .090 3 0
2012 HER Wnt LMP 223 189 30 48 9 1 13 98 43 28 49 3 1 .254 .354 .519 .265 3 0
2012 SLC AAA PCL 90 86 12 25 5 0 4 42 22 2 11 0 0 .291 .300 .488 .198 2 0
2013 MEX int WBC 14 14 0 3 2 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 .214 .214 .357 .143 0 0
2015 QUI AAA MEX 453 385 75 135 26 2 25 240 100 49 62 4 1 .351 .426 .623 .273 10 0
2016 QUI AAA MEX 255 224 29 53 11 1 7 87 35 25 45 3 0 .237 .318 .388 .152 3 0
2016 TIJ AAA MEX 91 82 10 16 4 0 0 20 8 8 15 0 0 .195 .264 .244 .049 1 0
2017 TIJ AAA MEX 398 341 53 96 20 1 12 154 55 45 86 2 0 .282 .370 .452 .170 5 1
2019 MCD AAA MEX 277 240 42 68 13 0 12 117 38 25 56 1 3 .283 .364 .488 .204 3 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2507 0.4707 0.5090 0.8017 0.6695 0.3662 0.8924 0.6543 0.1983 -0.0030
2009 2516 0.4813 0.4555 0.8351 0.6152 0.3073 0.9047 0.7057 0.1649 -0.0069
2010 2001 0.4883 0.4953 0.7830 0.6520 0.3457 0.8619 0.6412 0.2170 0.0032
2011 600 0.5000 0.5167 0.8097 0.6700 0.3633 0.8955 0.6514 0.1903 -0.0043
Career76240.48110.48840.80840.64700.34120.88870.66760.1916-0.0028

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
2011-09-05 2011-09-07 Minors 2 1 Left Foot Contusion - -
2011-04-16 2011-04-17 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-10-01 2010-10-02 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Flu -
2010-07-01 2010-07-02 DTD 1 0 General Medical Dizziness -
2010-03-16 2010-03-17 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2009-10-04 2009-10-05 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain -
2009-08-20 2009-08-22 DTD 2 2 Neck Tightness -
2009-06-10 2009-06-10 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Dizziness -
2009-06-07 2009-06-08 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Dizziness for About a Week -
2009-04-21 2009-04-25 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Soreness -
2009-04-12 2009-04-15 DTD 3 2 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2009-04-09 2009-04-10 DTD 1 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2008-07-05 2008-07-06 DTD 1 1 Left Upper Arm Soreness Triceps -
2006-09-21 2006-09-27 DTD 6 5 General Medical Illness -
2006-04-25 2006-06-06 15-DL 42 39 Left Foot Fracture Navicular -
2006-04-08 2006-04-10 DTD 2 2 Left Foot Contusion -
2005-10-02 2005-10-03 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2005-09-15 2005-09-16 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 SDN $850,000
2010 FLO $6,000,000
2009 FLO $3,500,000
2008 FLO $500,000
2007 TBA $410,000
2006 TBA $355,800
2005 TBA $316,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$11,932,700
7 yrTotal$11,932,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 119 dWMG1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/6/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2011). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/27/11. DFA by San Diego 6/16/11, released 6/21/11. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 7/30/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$6M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Texas in trade from Florida 7/28/10 (Marlins to pay $0.6M of remaining 2010 salary)
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008). Signed as a free agent (minor-league contract). $0.1M performance bonus based on PAs. Contract purchased 3/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2007). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/07. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Tampa Bay 7/28/07. Released by Cincinnati 12/5/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3558M (2006). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3169M (2005). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/05.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will the Pirates go after a Lance Bergman or Jorge Cantu type at 1B, hoping for a rebound season? And same for SP's (say maybe a Javy Vasquez, Millwood , Chris Young, etc)?
(sweet lou from Pitt)
Their priority is starting pitching and I can see them going after a couple of free agents who are coming off tough or injury-plauged seasons who would be looking more for a chance to pitch every five days than being on a contender. The three you mention fit that description and I wouldn't discount someone like Brad Penny or Erik Bedard, too. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Wes Hodges' defense as bad as it looks to Joe Sheehan: i.e., Corey Smiff level frying pan? Worse than Jorge Cantu or Garrett Atkins? Of the Marginal Lefty Brigade (Sowers, Laffey, Jackson, S. Lewis, Huff), which would be league-average starters in 2009?
(buffum from Austin TX)
No, it's not. I think I'd bet on Huff from that group. (Kevin Goldstein)
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)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)What does my future look like?
(Dallas McPherson from NM)
There's a fortune to be made in the land of the rising sun, and having settled on Jorge Cantu, I think the Marlins would take the yen and run if they get a good-sized offer to make you a gaijin. (Christina Kahrl)


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