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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 5916 .275 .349 .412 .268 22.3
Birth Date12-20-1979
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age38 years, 7 months, 0 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
2003 KCA 23 12 10 7 0 2 0 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .444 .571 .320 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2004 KCA 24 96 413 363 58 104 15 3 7 146 33 53 9 0 8 39 8 11 .287 .360 .402 .266 15.3 -2.7 1.2
2005 KCA 25 122 523 461 69 135 31 6 9 205 42 76 9 6 5 56 5 5 .293 .359 .445 .281 28.6 5.6 3.5
2006 KCA 26 119 552 491 83 145 36 7 8 219 43 70 12 4 2 56 6 3 .295 .364 .446 .263 22.6 12.1 3.4
2007 KCA 27 157 703 605 101 157 29 9 7 225 64 83 23 4 7 58 10 4 .260 .351 .372 .259 23.2 -21.7 0.1
2008 KCA 28 135 577 518 70 159 25 7 12 234 46 71 5 4 4 73 11 8 .307 .366 .452 .275 22.2 -1.6 2.1
2009 KCA 29 144 627 558 74 157 28 9 13 242 51 87 8 5 5 71 4 9 .281 .347 .434 .265 17.4 24.7 4.3
2010 KCA 30 91 394 352 46 112 23 3 5 156 34 47 4 1 3 37 3 3 .318 .384 .443 .279 13.7 -1.2 1.3
2011 OAK 31 131 506 442 60 106 20 5 10 166 45 86 11 4 4 46 4 3 .240 .323 .376 .261 10.9 5.0 1.7
2012 CHN 32 148 582 506 76 133 28 8 9 204 61 89 9 4 2 50 7 8 .263 .350 .403 .278 25.2 -5.7 2.1
2013 CHN 33 84 318 284 39 71 19 3 6 114 29 55 5 0 0 27 3 0 .250 .330 .401 .268 14.4 4.3 2.0
2013 TBA 33 35 117 104 13 27 10 0 2 43 10 23 1 1 1 11 2 3 .260 .328 .413 .279 3.9 -1.9 0.2
2013 WAS 33 3 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .079 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2014 TBA 34 83 273 238 24 59 15 2 6 96 30 43 5 0 19 0 3 .248 .344 .403 .278 7.9 0.3 0.9
2015 ANA 35 30 60 56 3 7 1 0 0 8 2 13 2 0 0 4 0 0 .125 .183 .143 .148 -5.5 -2.1 -0.8
2015 TBA 35 82 257 232 24 60 8 2 5 87 19 39 4 2 0 26 3 2 .259 .323 .375 .251 3.3 1.9 0.6
Career14725916522074014342886599214951083810835435736662.275.349.412.268202.715.922.3

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
2002 WIL A+ 87 410 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIC AA 25 96 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 12 10 .320 .228 .310 .364 .244 .400 107 0.7 0.3 0 -0.9 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2003 WIC AA 17 83 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OMA AAA 59 265 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 96 413 .266 .267 .336 .427 .260 .320 102 2.8 12.3 0.8 -2.7 -0.6 15.3 1.2 15.3 1.2
2004 OMA AAA 50 226 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 KCA MLB 122 523 .281 .269 .324 .423 .260 .330 104 11.5 15.0 1.4 5.6 0.8 28.6 3.5 28.6 3.5
2006 KCA MLB 119 552 .263 .265 .325 .421 .251 .329 111 2.1 16.6 -1.4 12.1 5.3 22.6 3.4 22.6 3.4
2006 OMA AAA 3 13 .262 .298 .355 .436 .281 .455 98 0 0.4 0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 -0.0 0.5 -0.0
2007 KCA MLB 157 703 .259 .271 .335 .421 .263 .289 102 -0.8 20.9 1.9 -21.7 1.2 23.2 0.1 23.2 0.1
2008 KCA MLB 135 577 .275 .268 .331 .420 .260 .335 103 9.4 16.7 -1.6 -1.6 -2.2 22.2 2.1 22.2 2.1
2009 KCA MLB 144 627 .265 .268 .329 .429 .261 .311 104 3.3 18.0 -4.2 24.7 0.2 17.4 4.3 17.4 4.3
2010 KCA MLB 91 394 .279 .262 .326 .410 .259 .355 111 7.4 10.9 -3 -1.2 -1.6 13.7 1.3 13.7 1.3
2011 OAK MLB 131 506 .261 .257 .316 .403 .259 .274 97 0.4 13.6 -4.7 5.0 1.5 10.9 1.7 10.9 1.7
2012 CHN MLB 148 582 .278 .256 .316 .404 .259 .301 101 10.1 15.9 -3.6 -5.7 2.8 25.2 2.1 25.2 2.1
2013 CHN MLB 84 318 .268 .251 .311 .390 .255 .291 104 2.4 8.4 0.6 4.3 3.0 14.4 2.0 14.4 2.0
2013 TBA MLB 35 117 .279 .245 .306 .388 .257 .312 94 2.1 3.1 -0.5 -1.9 -0.8 3.9 0.2 3.9 0.2
2013 WAS MLB 3 4 .079 .239 .316 .388 .260 .000 107 -0.7 0.1 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 CUB Rk 4 14 .361 .256 .328 .369 .271 .444 94 1.6 0.4 0 -0.5 0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2014 TBA MLB 83 273 .278 .250 .308 .385 .258 .280 95 4.7 7.0 -3.7 0.3 -0.0 7.9 0.9 7.9 0.9
2014 PCH A+ 7 28 .247 .276 .343 .401 .271 .263 101 -0.4 0.8 -0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2014 RAY Rk 1 2 .268 .266 .433 .394 .321 .000 104 0 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 ANA MLB 30 60 .148 .234 .294 .371 .241 .163 96 -6.5 1.6 -0.3 -2.1 -0.3 -5.5 -0.8 -5.5 -0.8
2015 TBA MLB 82 257 .251 .255 .314 .408 .257 .289 100 -2.2 6.9 -2.4 1.9 0.9 3.3 0.6 3.3 0.6

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
2002 WIL A+ 410 69 99 22 6 4 41 48 42 15 6 .296 .395 .434 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIC AA 96 7 20 5 2 2 15 8 10 3 1 .253 .355 .443 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OMA AAA 265 49 64 16 3 5 23 34 30 8 4 .298 .407 .470 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 WIC AA 83 14 24 4 0 2 10 9 8 1 3 .338 .427 .479 .141 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .286 .444 .571 .286 .320 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2004 OMA AAA 226 38 62 14 4 6 16 21 30 7 6 .315 .398 .518 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 413 58 104 15 3 7 39 33 53 8 11 .287 .360 .402 .116 .266 15.3 -2.7 1.2
2005 KCA MLB 523 69 135 31 6 9 56 42 76 5 5 .293 .359 .445 .152 .281 28.6 5.6 3.5
2006 KCA MLB 552 83 145 36 7 8 56 43 70 6 3 .295 .364 .446 .151 .263 22.6 12.1 3.4
2006 OMA AAA 13 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .385 .385 .385 .000 .262 0.5 -0.5 -0.0
2007 KCA MLB 703 101 157 29 9 7 58 64 83 10 4 .260 .351 .372 .112 .259 23.2 -21.7 0.1
2008 KCA MLB 577 70 159 25 7 12 73 46 71 11 8 .307 .366 .452 .145 .275 22.2 -1.6 2.1
2009 KCA MLB 627 74 157 28 9 13 71 51 87 4 9 .281 .347 .434 .152 .265 17.4 24.7 4.3
2010 KCA MLB 394 46 112 23 3 5 37 34 47 3 3 .318 .384 .443 .125 .279 13.7 -1.2 1.3
2011 OAK MLB 506 60 106 20 5 10 46 45 86 4 3 .240 .323 .376 .136 .261 10.9 5.0 1.7
2012 CHN MLB 582 76 133 28 8 9 50 61 89 7 8 .263 .350 .403 .140 .278 25.2 -5.7 2.1
2013 TBA MLB 117 13 27 10 0 2 11 10 23 2 3 .260 .328 .413 .154 .279 3.9 -1.9 0.2
2013 CHN MLB 318 39 71 19 3 6 27 29 55 3 0 .250 .330 .401 .151 .268 14.4 4.3 2.0
2013 CUB Rk 14 4 4 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 .333 .429 .500 .167 .361 2.2 -0.5 0.2
2013 WAS MLB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .079 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2014 PCH A+ 28 1 5 0 0 0 2 4 4 1 1 .227 .357 .227 .000 .247 0.5 -0.4 0.0
2014 TBA MLB 273 24 59 15 2 6 19 30 43 0 3 .248 .344 .403 .155 .278 7.9 0.3 0.9
2014 RAY Rk 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 ANA MLB 60 3 7 1 0 0 4 2 13 0 0 .125 .183 .143 .018 .148 -5.5 -2.1 -0.8
2015 TBA MLB 257 24 60 8 2 5 26 19 39 3 2 .259 .323 .375 .116 .251 3.3 1.9 0.6

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 2156 0.4838 0.4068 0.8940 0.5666 0.2570 0.9391 0.8007 0.1060 1054 0.005356
2009 2482 0.4952 0.3896 0.8780 0.5566 0.2259 0.9342 0.7420 0.1220 1237 0.003287
2010 1546 0.4858 0.3765 0.8729 0.5233 0.2377 0.9440 0.7249 0.1271 807 -0.000177
2011 1979 0.4881 0.3820 0.8360 0.5331 0.2379 0.9087 0.6805 0.1640 1036 -0.002352
2012 2362 0.4657 0.3992 0.8494 0.5664 0.2536 0.9358 0.6813 0.1506 1175 0.000037
2013 1772 0.4944 0.3916 0.8386 0.5639 0.2232 0.9109 0.6600 0.1614 878 0.002663
2014 1137 0.5031 0.4134 0.8553 0.5927 0.2319 0.9145 0.7023 0.1447 544 -0.004206
2015 1180 0.4915 0.4525 0.8633 0.6224 0.2883 0.9169 0.7514 0.1367 543 0.011136
Career146140.4870.39840.86180.5620.2430.9270.71840.1382973.78940.0019

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
2014-06-19 2014-09-01 15-DL 74 64 Left Hand Fracture Check Swing -
2014-04-01 2014-04-03 DTD 2 2 Right Foot Contusion - -
2014-03-05 2014-03-11 Camp 6 0 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
2013-06-15 2013-07-24 15-DL 39 33 Right Shoulder Strain Running Into Outfield Wall - -
2012-07-02 2012-07-03 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2011-09-26 2011-09-27 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Contusion - -
2011-08-01 2011-08-05 DTD 4 3 Left Thumb Soreness - -
2011-02-27 2011-03-02 Camp 3 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-07-23 2010-10-04 60-DL 73 67 Right Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 2010-07-26
2009-09-25 2009-10-04 DTD 9 8 General Medical Illness -
2009-09-20 2009-09-22 DTD 2 2 Ankle Sprain -
2009-09-17 2009-09-18 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2009-04-30 2009-05-01 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2008-09-25 2008-09-28 DTD 3 2 Right Hip Soreness Hip Flexor -
2008-08-14 2008-08-16 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2008-08-10 2008-08-12 DTD 2 1 Hip Soreness -
2008-08-02 2008-08-08 DTD 6 5 Low Back Soreness -
2008-06-30 2008-07-02 DTD 2 2 Right Trunk Contusion Rib Cage -
2008-05-17 2008-05-17 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion Player Collision -
2008-04-20 2008-04-22 DTD 2 1 Left Sprain Big Toe -
2008-04-18 2008-04-19 DTD 1 1 Left Sprain Big Toe -
2008-04-01 2008-04-14 DTD 13 11 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-03-25 2008-03-30 Camp 5 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2007-04-22 2007-04-23 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2007-03-16 2007-03-26 Camp 10 0 General Medical Illness GI -
2006-09-21 2006-09-23 DTD 2 1 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2006-04-19 2006-05-29 15-DL 40 35 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-04-08 2006-04-18 DTD 10 9 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-03-25 2006-03-27 Camp 2 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-08-29 2005-09-21 DTD 23 22 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2005-08-22 2005-08-24 DTD 2 1 Trunk Soreness Ribs -
2005-08-20 2005-08-21 DTD 1 1 Trunk Soreness Ribs -
2005-08-04 2005-08-04 DTD 0 0 Head Concussion Player Collision While Sliding Into Base -
2005-05-16 2005-05-20 DTD 4 3 Left Foot Contusion -
2005-04-24 2005-04-27 DTD 3 2 Left Foot Contusion -
2005-03-21 2005-03-24 Camp 3 0 Left Fingers Contusion HBP -
2005-03-13 2005-03-15 Camp 2 0 Right Forearm Contusion HBP -
2004-08-31 2004-08-31 On-Alr 0 0 Neck Strain Player Collision -
2004-08-31 2004-09-01 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2004-08-22 2004-08-22 DTD 0 0 Knee Contusion -
2001-03-05 2001-03-05 Minors 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2000-06-29 2000-09-06 Minors 69 0 Left Elbow Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $5,125,000
2014 TBA $4,375,000
2013 CHN $4,250,000
2012 CHN $4,250,000
2011 OAK $6,000,000
2010 KCA $4,700,000
2009 KCA $3,600,000
2008 KCA $2,500,000
2007 KCA $2,000,000
2006 KCA $500,000
2005 KCA $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$37,620,000
11 yrTotal$37,620,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 146 dACES2 years/$10.5M (2014-15), 2016 option

Details
  • 2 years/$10.5M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed extension with Tampa Bay 11/4/13. $0.25M signing bonus. 14:$4.25M, 15:$5M, 16:$5M club option, $1M buyout. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Tampa Bay 7/28/15 with $1,857,923 remaining on contract for 2015, plus $1M buyout. LA Angels declined 2016 option 11/6/15. Retired 3/17.
  • 2 years/$10M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/30/11. 12:$4.25M, 13:$4.25M, 14:$6.5M club option, $1.5M buyout. Acquired by Washington in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/19/13. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Washington 8/23/13. Tampa Bay exercised 2014 option 11/3/13.
  • 5 years/$13.5M (2006-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Kansas City 3/06. 06:$0.5M, 07:$2M, 08:$2.5M, 09:$3.6M, 10:$4.7M, 11:$6M club option, $0.5M buyout. Contract value reduced to $11.95M if DeJesus does not qualify as Super 2 after 2006 (06:$0.5M, 07:$0.6M, 08:$2.3M, 09:$3.45M, 10:$4.6M, 11:$6M club option, $0.5M buyout). Kansas City exercised 2010 option 10/2/10. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 11/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005). Renewed by Kansas City 3/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/04 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/2/03.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2000 (4-104) (Rutgers). $0.245M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)The Angels have now acquired Shane Victorino, David Murphy, and David DeJesus. Discuss.
(Alex from Anaheim)
That's a lot of extra outfielders for one team. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your "Almora vs Soler" debate remark reminded me of a question I've had about Almora- is his floor around David DeJesus, solid but unspectacular for years? What is the corresponding ceiling?
(greywilliams from little rock)
Ceiling for Almora is above-average defense up-the-middle, positive value on the bases, elite contact bat with 20-25 home runs. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)How concerned should the Brewers be about Ryan Braun? He hasn't been bad, but he's looked really rough of late, he's been swinging at everything, and I'd wager that thumb is really bugging him. Would adding a decent backup corner OF help the Brewers more than most just for the ability to rest him more in the 2nd half?
(Badgernoonan from Chicago)
In my opinion, Braun's thumb has been a bigger issue than the team is letting on. He's having huge troubles pulling the baseball and he's starting his swing earlier than normal to compensate. The concerning aspect is that the thumb issue doesn't project to get better throughout the year. Adding another corner outfield bat is probably wise. It doesn't need to be a stud, though. It could be a solid platoon OF who can handle right-handed pitching. Someone like a David DeJesus of Tampa might make sense. (J.P. Breen)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Rays acquisition of David DeJesus? Do you believe that they'll re-up on his 6.5 MIL club option when Luke Scott's 6ish MIL contract will be soon off the books?
(jlarsen from Chicago, IL)
I think they buy it out for 1.5 and he shows up in Chicago for 2.5-3.5 in 2014. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any underrated guys you would target in an NL Only league?
(Mat from Fort Myers)
Will Venable is a guy I like. He only went for $9 in CBS but has the potential to earn $15-20 easily. David DeJesus seems like he had a down year last year but earned $14 in NL-only. Daniel Murphy is another guy who didn't do much in HR/SB but more than earned his keep. (Mike Gianella)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am pretty much the food equivalent of signing David DeJesus, right? I mean it fills a role, but doesn't really dazzle the palate.
(Vegetable Lasagna from Seinfeld)
DeJesus has averaged 2.6 WARP over the past four seasons, including +8 defense. At $5 million a year for two years, it's a useful, low-risk move - he's obviously done better in more hitter-friendly environments, and I expect his raw numbers will look a lot better in Chicago. Plus signing him removes an option for the Red Sox, which is a nice bit of schadenfreude for Theo. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of Hideki Matsui, Josh Willingham, and David DeJesus, which of the A's new additions do you expect to adapt best to hitting in the Coliseum?
(Dave from Chicago)
The Coliseum isn't quite as unfriendly to lefties as it is to righties, so Matsui and DeJesus shouldn't see their value plummet. DeJesus should continue to be good for close to 10 triples.

I see that Larry Granillo already has two posts up, and R.J. Anderson has published three pieces--hasn't anyone told them that it's a marathon, not a sprint? Just kidding, guys. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like the line about Joba in K.C., but what's the series of events that you think lands him there? It's a little hard to imagine what K.C. has that Cashman would want/need. David DeJesus?
(Dan from Brooklyn)
Oh, I don't know. Maybe Cashman has a mancrush on Aaron Crow and is convinced that Mike Moustakas is the heir apparent to Derek Jeter after he tears up Double-A pitching this year while moving back to short. Plus he thinks that the George Brett statue would look great in his office. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is David Lough anything to get excited about it? Is David DeJesus the ceiling, or is he more like a future 4th outfielder at best?
(cjmulligan79 from cleveland)
He's something to be intrigued by, I'd fall a bit short of excited. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What interviews do yuo enjoy doing the most:players, scouts or managment?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
It really boils down to the personality of the individual, to be honest.

This is a good time to plug a few upcoming Prospectus Q&As. In the near future, you'll hear from John Russell, Lastings Milledge, and David DeJesus. There are also a few others in the works, and, as always, suggestions and requests are welcome. (David Laurila)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of DeJesus going to the Yankees? He's probably relatively cheap, they can play Nady in RF, Damon in LF, Matsui at DH, and let Austin Jackson spend more time in the minors. Seems like a great stopgap solution to me.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Just judging from the number of calls to draft/steal/acquire David DeJesus, there seems to be a lot of sentiment in favor of getting him in this chat room, but I guess like you I wonder if this doesn't just reproduce the problem with getting Damon in the first place--if the guy can't really help you as a center fielder, he's going to have to do some extraordinary hitting to help you otherwise. The talk of moving Damon to first is interesting, however... with DeJesus, sure, it would be a patch, but I think Jackson's the eventual answer, and if they stick with Melky and Brett Turner in the meantime, that beats doing something like repeating the exercise of giving Terrence Long a last stop. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ian Kennedy for David Dejesus a fair trade?
(Ken from Kansas City)
Not at all, and heaven help the Royals if they did anything of the sort. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Other than recalling Billy Butler, do the Royals have anything in the wind in terms of personnel moves? Wouldn't David DeJesus be a nice fit for the North Siders?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
Butler would be the main move the Royals would make right now. I think DeJesus would indeed make a nice addition for the Cubs and the Royals should think about trading him if they can get a good return. How about that Mike Aviles, though? He can't sustain it but it's been a neat little run for the stocky shortstop. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about this KC-Detroit game? Tied up at 4 in the bottom of the 9th. This KC team is going to frustrate teams this year.
(Brian from Nashville)
I should have noted before now that the Royals had to take David DeJesus out in the second. As I've written a few places lately, it's really getting to be time that they flip him for a player or two. This wasn't the winter to do it with so many CFs on the market, but midseason will present some opportunities -- if he's healthy, of course.

I really don't know if this game is a case of KC being pesky more than it is the Tigers' bullpen being really bad... Or maybe it's just one of those things. Get back to me after a month. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the stronger arm? Me or Juan Pierre? (Note: I "probably" lead my slow pitch softball league in outfield assists last year, although most of the base runners have had hip replacements recently.)
(Clay from St. Louis, MO)
Well, if your league is anything like the one I played in last year, getting an assist is actually an accomplishment since we're too old to try to stretch anything or for that matter want to even consider sliding. So I'd have to say yes, your arm is probably competitive.

For 2007 Pierre ranked dead last among centerfielders at -7.3 with a rate of -6.0. Grady Sizemore is second to last at -4.6 with David DeJesus (-4.5) not far behind. In 2006 Pierre was -1.8 and in 2005 -1.6. From 2005-2007 he finished second to last at -10.7 ahead of only Johnny Damon (-11.2). He wasn't nearly as bad as far as rate was concerned because of his greater playing time (-3.0 per 550 opportunities). From a rate perspective Brady Clark did the worst among centerfielders who received much playing time (256 adjusted games in those three years) at -5.3 runs per 550 opportunities.

Who was the worst in 2005-2007 you might ask (ok, you didn't but play along)? Shawn Green was -16.0 and Shannon Stewart was -11.8 before we get to Damon and Pierre. Jason Bay (-10.5) and Xavier Nady (-10.4) were no great shakes either. (Dan Fox)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtablekcboomer (kc): I want to hear some more about BP's projection for the Royals to win 72+ games. I just watched Bloomquist circle the wagons and drop a pop up to allow an unearned run and then in the bottom of the first the Royals sac bunt with one on and no outs. Needless to say that was the end of that "rally".

Sure, but maybe they're due for a karmic readjustment. David DeJesus broke out the ugliest slide this side of "Major League" stealing second, and got up laughing. For the old Royals, he would have injured his shoulder on that play and missed a month. (Ken Funck)
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameGreg Pizzo (China, Maine) asks: "Does the terrific September by the Royals mean anything? Before the season started, we probably would have thought 75 wins was pretty good, but did they find out anything about their 2009 Royals using this September?"

I'm not so sure all that much progress was made. Guys like Billy Butler and Alex Gordon didn't take steps forward, they got a harsh reminder that Brian Bannister doesn't have a lot of upside, and even things that were good for them to have sorted out--like Tony Pena Jr. and Mark Teahen aren't regulars--didn't necessarily turn out perfectly well. It seems that guys like David DeJesus and Mike Aviles need to move from center and short, respectively. Their defense is a bit of a mess, there are questions over who plays where, and there's a mistake like the Jose Guillen contract to live down. On the plus side, Hillman seemed to get his bullpen sorted out well enough, Greinke's settling in, and Hochevar and Davies don't seem too far behind. They're still a few Gloads shy of having all the bricks to build a lasting foundation, but they're getting there. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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