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Portrait of Tony Womack

Tony Womack 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 5389 .273 .317 .356 .236 9.1
Birth Date9-25-1969
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Age48 years, 6 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
1993 PIT 23 15 28 24 5 2 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 .083 .185 .083 .144 -1.0 0.6 -0.0
1994 PIT 24 5 14 12 4 4 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .280 1.4 -0.6 0.1
1996 PIT 26 17 40 30 11 10 3 1 0 15 6 1 1 0 3 7 2 0 .333 .459 .500 .328 6.3 -0.8 0.5
1997 PIT 27 155 689 641 85 178 26 9 6 240 43 109 3 0 2 50 60 7 .278 .326 .374 .244 15.6 -12.4 0.3
1998 PIT 28 159 704 655 85 185 26 7 3 234 38 94 0 5 6 45 58 8 .282 .319 .357 .236 5.7 1.6 0.7
1999 ARI 29 144 684 614 111 170 25 10 4 227 52 68 2 7 9 41 72 13 .277 .332 .370 .242 7.8 9.0 1.6
2000 ARI 30 146 659 617 95 167 21 14 7 237 30 74 5 5 2 57 45 11 .271 .307 .384 .244 20.1 -7.5 1.2
2001 ARI 31 125 518 481 66 128 19 5 3 166 23 54 6 1 7 30 28 7 .266 .307 .345 .230 9.5 15.0 2.4
2002 ARI 32 153 652 590 90 160 23 5 5 208 46 80 4 6 6 57 29 12 .271 .325 .353 .239 19.1 -0.9 1.8
2003 ARI 33 61 231 219 30 52 10 3 2 74 8 27 2 1 1 15 8 3 .237 .270 .338 .202 -4.2 -5.6 -1.0
2003 CHN 33 21 52 51 4 12 2 1 0 16 1 11 0 0 0 2 2 1 .235 .250 .314 .204 -1.8 0.2 -0.2
2003 COL 33 21 81 79 9 15 2 0 0 17 0 9 1 0 1 5 3 1 .190 .200 .215 .144 -6.4 -1.7 -0.8
2004 SLN 34 145 606 553 91 170 22 3 5 213 36 60 3 6 8 38 26 5 .307 .349 .385 .261 24.7 9.8 3.4
2005 NYA 35 108 351 329 46 82 8 1 0 92 12 49 1 2 7 15 27 5 .249 .276 .280 .201 -10.7 -0.8 -1.2
2006 CHN 36 19 57 50 6 14 1 0 1 18 4 4 0 0 3 2 1 1 .280 .333 .360 .244 1.3 1.3 0.3
2006 CIN 36 9 23 18 1 4 2 0 0 6 4 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .236 -0.4 0.3 -0.0
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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
1991 WEL A- 45 185 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 AUG A 102 432 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PIT MLB 15 28 .144 .262 .332 .413 .272 .095 98 -3.5 0.8 0.3 0.6 1.4 -1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -0.0
1993 SLM A+ 72 322 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CAR AA 60 273 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PIT MLB 5 14 .280 .242 .309 .383 .245 .444 96 0.3 0.4 0 -0.6 0.7 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1994 BUF AAA 106 454 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAR AA 82 364 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CLG AAA 30 119 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PIT MLB 17 40 .328 .265 .327 .415 .255 .345 98 3.1 1.2 0 -0.8 1.9 6.3 0.5 6.3 0.5
1996 CLG AAA 131 559 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PIT MLB 155 689 .244 .264 .331 .417 .260 .327 102 -12.5 18.3 -0.9 -12.4 10.7 15.6 0.3 15.6 0.3
1998 PIT MLB 159 704 .236 .265 .329 .418 .258 .323 101 -18.3 18.3 -0.8 1.6 6.6 5.7 0.7 5.7 0.7
1999 ARI MLB 144 684 .242 .271 .341 .436 .261 .302 101 -14.1 18.6 -4.7 9.0 8.0 7.8 1.6 7.8 1.6
1999 TUC AAA 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 146 659 .244 .267 .339 .437 .261 .296 97 -12.8 18.1 9.5 -7.5 5.2 20.1 1.2 20.1 1.2
2001 ARI MLB 125 518 .230 .265 .332 .438 .263 .294 101 -16.9 14.0 7 15.0 5.4 9.5 2.4 9.5 2.4
2001 TUC AAA 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 153 652 .239 .258 .329 .412 .260 .303 105 -14.4 16.6 8.6 -0.9 8.3 19.1 1.8 19.1 1.8
2003 ARI MLB 61 231 .202 .261 .325 .415 .258 .262 105 -14.6 6.1 3.1 -5.6 1.2 -4.2 -1.0 -4.2 -1.0
2003 CHN MLB 21 52 .204 .264 .327 .415 .255 .300 106 -3.2 1.4 0 0.2 0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2003 COL MLB 21 81 .144 .264 .324 .420 .259 .214 105 -10.3 2.1 0.7 -1.7 1.0 -6.4 -0.8 -6.4 -0.8
2003 ELP AA 4 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLN MLB 145 606 .261 .267 .333 .433 .266 .334 94 0.9 18.0 -0.8 9.8 6.5 24.7 3.4 24.7 3.4
2005 NYA MLB 108 351 .201 .265 .327 .423 .262 .291 102 -21.9 10.1 -1.3 -0.8 2.4 -10.7 -1.2 -10.7 -1.2
2006 CHN MLB 19 57 .244 .266 .328 .446 .264 .289 97 -1 1.7 -0.1 1.3 0.7 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.3
2006 CIN MLB 9 23 .236 .267 .323 .427 .255 .267 97 -0.6 0.7 0 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2006 IOW AAA 5 20 .422 .268 .344 .429 .280 .500 92 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.4 -0.0 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1991 WEL A- 185 30 46 3 0 1 8 17 39 26 6 .277 .341 .313 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 AUG A 432 62 93 8 3 0 18 41 59 50 25 .245 .323 .282 .037 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PIT MLB 28 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 .083 .185 .083 .000 .144 -1.0 0.6 -0.0
1993 CAR AA 273 41 75 7 2 0 23 17 34 21 6 .304 .346 .348 .045 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SLM A+ 322 41 91 11 3 2 18 13 34 28 14 .299 .330 .375 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PIT MLB 14 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .280 1.4 -0.6 0.1
1994 BUF AAA 454 40 93 9 2 0 18 19 76 41 10 .221 .248 .252 .031 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CLG AAA 119 12 30 3 1 0 6 12 11 7 5 .280 .353 .327 .047 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAR AA 364 52 85 9 4 1 19 19 36 27 10 .256 .291 .316 .060 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PIT MLB 40 11 10 3 1 0 7 6 1 2 0 .333 .459 .500 .167 .328 6.3 -0.8 0.5
1996 CLG AAA 559 75 152 19 11 1 47 31 79 37 12 .300 .336 .387 .087 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 PIT MLB 689 85 178 26 9 6 50 43 109 60 7 .278 .326 .374 .097 .244 15.6 -12.4 0.3
1998 PIT MLB 704 85 185 26 7 3 45 38 94 58 8 .282 .319 .357 .075 .236 5.7 1.6 0.7
1999 ARI MLB 684 111 170 25 10 4 41 52 68 72 13 .277 .332 .370 .093 .242 7.8 9.0 1.6
1999 TUC AAA 18 1 4 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 1 .250 .333 .500 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ARI MLB 659 95 167 21 14 7 57 30 74 45 11 .271 .307 .384 .113 .244 20.1 -7.5 1.2
2001 ARI MLB 518 66 128 19 5 3 30 23 54 28 7 .266 .307 .345 .079 .230 9.5 15.0 2.4
2001 TUC AAA 13 1 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 .385 .385 .538 .154 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ARI MLB 652 90 160 23 5 5 57 46 80 29 12 .271 .325 .353 .081 .239 19.1 -0.9 1.8
2003 COL MLB 81 9 15 2 0 0 5 0 9 3 1 .190 .200 .215 .025 .144 -6.4 -1.7 -0.8
2003 ARI MLB 231 30 52 10 3 2 15 8 27 8 3 .237 .270 .338 .100 .202 -4.2 -5.6 -1.0
2003 ELP AA 19 3 5 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 .294 .368 .294 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHN MLB 52 4 12 2 1 0 2 1 11 2 1 .235 .250 .314 .078 .204 -1.8 0.2 -0.2
2004 SLN MLB 606 91 170 22 3 5 38 36 60 26 5 .307 .349 .385 .078 .261 24.7 9.8 3.4
2005 NYA MLB 351 46 82 8 1 0 15 12 49 27 5 .249 .276 .280 .030 .201 -10.7 -0.8 -1.2
2006 CIN MLB 23 1 4 2 0 0 3 4 3 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .111 .236 -0.4 0.3 -0.0
2006 CHN MLB 57 6 14 1 0 1 2 4 4 1 1 .280 .333 .360 .080 .244 1.3 1.3 0.3
2006 IOW AAA 20 2 7 1 0 0 1 3 3 3 1 .467 .500 .533 .067 .422 3.1 0.4 0.3

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

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
2003-06-29 2003-07-18 15-DL 19 16 Right Knee Sprain -
2001-07-22 2001-08-06 15-DL 15 14 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
1999-03-28 1999-04-12 15-DL 15 6 Right Forearm Recovery From Fracture HBP - -
1999-03-08 1999-03-28 Camp 20 0 Right Forearm Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 CIN $2,000,000
2005 NYA $2,000,000
2004 SLN $300,000
2003 ARI, COL, CHN $6,000,000
2002 ARI $4,500,000
2001 ARI $4,000,000
2000 ARI $2,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$21,300,000
7 yrTotal$21,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 137 dLevinson bros

Details
  • released 3/07
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/06 optioned to Triple-A 6/06 contract purchased 5/06
  • signed as a free agent from CIN 5/06 (minor-league contract) released 5/06 designated for assignment 4/06 acquired in trade from NYY 12/05 (NYY pay $0.9M of 06 salary)
  • 2 year/$4M (05-06), 05:$2M, 06:$2M
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12/04
  • acquired in trade from BOS 3/04 signed as a free agent from CHC 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.3M (04)
  • acquired in trade from COL 8/03 acquired in trade from AZ 7/03
  • 4 year/$17M (00-03) 00:$2.5M, 01:$4M, 02:$4.5M, 03:$6M

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
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 Picking up Tony Womack was one of the symptoms of Dusty`s disconnect from reality; he`s not the speedster from days of yore, and, without a position, he`s Lenny Harris without the cachet of being Lenny Harris.
2006 Like George Leigh Mallory, the Yankees sign free agents because they are there, dispensing big contracts in a manic way that doesn`t bother with basic questions like, `Can this guy actually do anything?` Dave Collins, Steve Kemp, Ed Whitson--Womack ranks with any of these among the team`s top suicidal forays into the open market. Womack ranked last in the majors in VORPr (value over replacement per game) among players with 200 or more PA, and last in MLVr (marginal lineup value per game); you might not be able to kill yourself by pointing Tony Womack at your own temple and pulling the trigger, but the Yankees certainly tried. What`s especially sad was that Womack `05 wasn`t much worse than he had been in 2003, or any other year for that matter. Despite ten years of ineptitude as evidence of Womack`s abilities, the Yankees had their heads turned by Womack`s fluke 2004, a season in which he posted a pretty, empty batting average. The amazing epilogue is that the Reds were actually willing to trade for the game`s fastest albatross.
2005 In terms of VORP, he was the tenth-best second baseman in baseball last season, but it was a year out of step with the rest of his statistical record.

Womack in 2004: .307/.345/.385, 606 plate appearances
Womack before 2004: .270/.315/.359, 4,352 plate appearances.

It's remotely conceivable that, at age 35, Womack has established a new level of ability, but it's not bloody likely. Expect the Yankees to be disappointed by their new second baseman.
2004 Womack's offensive skills have eroded to the point that he's best used as a 25th man, if at all. Even then, he's of limited usefulness because his defense is subpar. His awful season put his job prospects in doubt, and he'll have even bigger problems finding work after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.
2003 Okay, what does it take to get an organization to realize they have a problem? Womackís drawn a tidy 99 walks over the last three years (Barry Bonds might call that August), and heís done exactly what any reasonable observer would have predicted since coming to the desert. Heís hit for a league average BA, with no walks and no power, and stolen bases fairly effectively, all while playing a pedestrian shortstop. Itís not abject failure and gaping holes in the roster that kill franchisesóitís the unidentified drags. That being said, he should outperform that forecast by a little.
2002 Wo-hack finally had the year statheads expected of him. With a slight drop in his foot speed and a little random chance, his average dropped to a point at which even the Diamondbacks realized he was a problem. He set career lows in walks, steals, OBP, and slugging percentage. That didnít stop Bob Brenly from putting Womack atop the Snakesí World Series lineup, making him among the worst leadoff hitters in Series history. As Womack heads into his walk year, the Snakes should give him a push.
2001 As a child, I might have believed that Tony Womack was a great leadoff man, but I learned to be skeptical at an early age. It was probably because I noticed that Cookie Monster never eats the cookies, despite making a lot of noise and carrying on.

Tony Womack doesnít eat the cookies. Heís as fun to watch as any Muppet; base-path commandos usually are. But the real world isnít Sesame Street and Tony Womackís core skill is the ability to flirt with 500 outs. When the Snakes figure that out, theyíll be on the road to adulthood. Then they can wonder what it means that Ernie and Bert have been living together for 30 years, and Ernie just lays around the house all day, taking baths and worrying about making the place nice for Bert.
2000 Donít let the stolen bases or runs scored fool you: Womack was the worst right fielder in the league. Those defensive numbers look very forgiving to me; Womack is a track star, but his arm isnít good enough for right field, and he didnít get good jumps on the ball. At the plate...well, if youíve got no power, no on-base skills and youíre being compared to Bob Abreu and Larry Walker, youíre bound to look bad. Heíll be the everyday shortstop this year.
1999 Still awful. Easily the worst defensive second baseman in the game today, and probably the worst leadoff hitter as well. "It's a soft roller to Womack's left and it's THROUGH!" Cordova has a special right to have Rincon and Lieber hold Womack down once a week so Cordova can smack him upside the head. Arbitration-eligible, so heís about to become ridiculously overpaid.
1998 One of the most overrated players of 1998, and a major reason why the Pirates finished in second place instead of first. While the Bucs' lineup was anemic from top to bottom, having Womack and his .317 OBP at the top of the order meant fewer men on base for the 2-3-4 hitters to knock in. Heís also probably the worst-fielding second baseman in the NL, which is not what you want behind Schmidt/Cordova. A great candidate to drop off dramatically, Womack will be an unmitigated disaster if the Pirates try to lock him up with a long-term deal.
1997 A speedy, light-hitting shortstop who has somehow picked up three cups of coffee.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is that a power sapping injury Evan Longoria has? Hence, should we not expect a full return to power until next year?
(hotstatrat from Toronto)
Here's the key on Longoria -- he broke his ARM (distal tip of ulna), not his wrist. If you pointed to the area, we'd all use the common term of "wrist" but it's not anatomically so. There was someone who had a very similar injury, but I'm away from my database and my readers are letting me down on that TJ Dback ... oh, Tony Womack! (Will Carroll)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much VORM (value over replacement manager)will Girardi provide vs. Torre?
(pondertex from NYC)
Don't give Jon Heyman any ideas for new acronyms. Girardi's impact has yet to be seen. Joe Torre could be frustrating in his habits, especially with the bullpen and his devotion to failing veterans, but at least he didn't bunt himself to death or lead off with Tony Womack... Wait, he did. Well, only for a little while. I want to see how Girardi is in this regard. Also, I still haven't gotten over the Josh Johnson thing and his lack of explanation thereof. Girardi is obviously intelligent, but that's such a serious error of judgment as to possibly disqualify him from future employment. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourI know you fellows talked about Torre starting Pierre before, but as he comes up here, I just wanted to observe how much he loves these kinds of players. Maybe it's because he played through the 1960s when what they used to call "waterbug" types were a much more dominant species in the game, but from Rafael Ramirez to Gerald Perry to Milt Thompson to Tony Womack he just has a deep-seated desire to get back to that kind of player into the lineup, even when he has better options. He's just looking for an excuse. That's not to say he's a bad manager, but this is one of his fetishes. Chad Fonville would have been a Joe Torre regular if he had ever had him...

...And in the time it took me to type that, Pierre singled and was caught. Gotta type faster, Stevie. (Steven Goldman)