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Portrait of Alberto Callaspo

Alberto Callaspo 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 3956 .265 .329 .364 100 13.5
Birth Date4-19-1983
Height5' 9"
Weight225 lbs
Age36 years, 1 months, 1 days
BatsB
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
2006 ARI 23 23 47 10 1 1 0 4 6 0 0 1 .238 .298 .310 88 -0.5 -0.6 0.2 0.1
2007 ARI 24 56 156 31 8 0 0 9 14 1 1 1 .215 .265 .271 64 -6.5 -0.3 1.8 0.0
2008 KCA 25 74 234 65 8 3 0 19 14 0 2 1 .305 .361 .371 94 -1.3 -1.2 -0.5 0.4
2009 KCA 26 155 634 173 41 8 11 52 51 1 2 1 .300 .356 .457 108 8.3 0.1 -2.1 2.4
2010 ANA 27 58 228 53 8 0 2 12 13 1 2 2 .249 .291 .315 93 -1.5 1.8 3.5 1.1
2010 KCA 27 88 373 96 19 2 8 19 29 0 3 1 .275 .308 .410 92 -3.1 -1.3 -1.7 0.6
2011 ANA 28 141 536 137 23 0 6 58 48 1 8 1 .288 .366 .375 114 9.1 -1.0 15.2 4.2
2012 ANA 29 138 520 115 20 0 10 56 59 0 4 3 .252 .331 .361 109 5.7 1.8 5.4 3.1
2013 ANA 30 86 336 74 13 0 5 34 22 0 0 2 .252 .324 .347 104 1.9 -1.9 -0.9 1.0
2013 OAK 30 50 180 43 7 0 5 19 25 1 0 0 .270 .350 .409 104 1.0 1.2 -4.2 0.2
2014 OAK 31 127 451 90 15 0 4 40 50 1 0 1 .223 .290 .290 87 -6.1 -4.4 2.1 0.0
2015 ATL 32 37 123 22 2 0 1 14 10 0 0 0 .206 .293 .252 89 -1.1 0.3 1.6 0.5
2015 LAN 32 60 138 32 5 0 0 14 24 0 0 0 .260 .336 .301 90 -1.1 -2.1 -1.4 -0.1
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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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 PRO Rk PIO 70 324 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A MDW 133 565 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ARK AA TXS 136 612 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA TXS 89 385 .271 .332 .410 .290 110 -2.8 9.4 -0.4 101 0 -1.1 -3.1 -4.8 0.0
2005 SLC AAA PCL 50 228 .277 .353 .448 .330 98 2.2 6.0 -0.5 96 0 -6.4 -1.5 -4.0 -0.6
2006 ARI MLB NL 23 47 .263 .332 .418 .270 96 -1.3 1.4 0.2 88 9 0.2 -0.6 -0.5 0.1
2006 TUC AAA PCL 114 554 .278 .351 .432 .345 106 29.5 16.6 1.3 128 0 12.9 3.4 12.0 4.6
2007 ARI MLB NL 56 156 .261 .327 .418 .237 104 -13.9 4.6 0.3 64 12 1.8 -0.3 -6.5 0.0
2007 TUC AAA PCL 59 261 .280 .344 .436 .353 112 9.5 7.9 2.1 130 0 -4.8 -1.0 5.5 0.9
2008 KCA MLB AL 74 234 .265 .331 .416 .325 102 0.1 6.8 0.2 94 12 -0.5 -1.2 -1.3 0.4
2008 OMA AAA PCL 4 17 .264 .336 .405 .250 107 -0.6 0.5 0 46 0 0.2 0.1 -1.2 0.0
2009 KCA MLB AL 155 634 .268 .333 .427 .312 104 9.2 18.2 -0.6 108 8 -2.1 0.1 8.3 2.4
2010 ANA MLB AL 58 228 .257 .320 .406 .256 102 -10 6.3 0.8 93 7 3.5 1.8 -1.5 1.1
2010 KCA MLB AL 88 373 .260 .323 .405 .278 111 -3.5 10.3 1.1 92 7 -1.7 -1.3 -3.1 0.6
2011 ANA MLB AL 141 536 .256 .318 .400 .310 98 4.7 14.5 1.9 114 8 15.2 -1.0 9.1 4.2
2012 ANA MLB AL 138 520 .254 .315 .407 .268 96 3.3 14.2 1.9 109 8 5.4 1.8 5.7 3.1
2013 ANA MLB AL 86 336 .254 .316 .399 .254 95 -1.8 8.8 1.1 104 7 -0.9 -1.9 1.9 1.0
2013 OAK MLB AL 50 180 .255 .318 .404 .292 93 4.7 4.7 -0.6 104 7 -4.2 1.2 1.0 0.2
2013 SBR A+ CAL 3 10 .281 .353 .440 .167 83 2 0.3 0 0 0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0
2014 OAK MLB AL 127 451 .253 .312 .388 .242 94 -10.5 11.6 -3.6 87 8 2.1 -4.4 -6.1 0.0
2014 STO A+ CAL 1 5 .325 .376 .473 .200 108 0.4 0.1 0 79 0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2015 ATL MLB NL 37 123 .263 .320 .415 .214 90 -6.4 3.3 0.4 89 9 1.6 0.3 -1.1 0.5
2015 LAN MLB NL 60 138 .250 .312 .388 .323 91 -2.4 3.7 0.4 90 9 -1.4 -2.1 -1.1 -0.1
2017 VAQ AAA MEX 58 244 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ARA Wnt VWL 37 159 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 ARA Wnt VWL 21 86 .268 .319 .348 .139 98 -8 2.2 -1.1 106 1 0.0 -0.6 3.8 0.4

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
2002 PRO Rk PIO 324 299 70 101 16 10 3 146 60 17 14 13 4 .338 .374 .488 .151 3 3
2003 CDR A MDW 565 514 86 168 38 4 2 220 67 42 28 20 6 .327 .381 .428 .101 0 0
2004 ARK AA TXS 612 550 76 156 29 2 6 207 48 47 25 15 14 .284 .334 .376 .093 11 11
2005 ARK AA TXS 385 350 53 104 9 0 10 143 49 28 17 9 8 .297 .350 .409 .111 1 1
2005 SLC AAA PCL 228 212 28 67 21 2 1 95 31 10 13 2 5 .316 .347 .448 .132 2 2
2006 TUC AAA PCL 554 490 93 165 24 12 7 234 68 56 27 8 5 .337 .405 .478 .141 2 2
2006 ARI MLB NL 47 42 2 10 1 1 0 13 6 4 6 0 1 .238 .298 .310 .071 1 0
2007 TUC AAA PCL 261 226 48 77 15 2 5 111 30 28 17 1 2 .341 .416 .491 .150 0 0
2007 ARI MLB NL 156 144 10 31 8 0 0 39 7 9 14 1 1 .215 .265 .271 .056 1 1
2008 OMA AAA PCL 17 16 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .000 0 0
2008 KCA MLB AL 234 213 21 65 8 3 0 79 16 19 14 2 1 .305 .361 .371 .066 1 1
2009 KCA MLB AL 634 576 79 173 41 8 11 263 73 52 51 2 1 .300 .356 .457 .156 5 0
2010 KCA MLB AL 373 349 40 96 19 2 8 143 43 19 29 3 1 .275 .308 .410 .135 5 0
2010 ANA MLB AL 228 213 21 53 8 0 2 67 13 12 13 2 2 .249 .291 .315 .066 1 1
2011 ANA MLB AL 536 475 54 137 23 0 6 178 46 58 48 8 1 .288 .366 .375 .086 2 0
2012 ANA MLB AL 520 457 55 115 20 0 10 165 53 56 59 4 3 .252 .331 .361 .109 4 3
2013 SBR A+ CAL 10 7 1 2 0 0 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 .286 .400 .714 .429 1 0
2013 ANA MLB AL 336 294 32 74 13 0 5 102 36 34 22 0 2 .252 .324 .347 .095 5 3
2013 OAK MLB AL 180 159 20 43 7 0 5 65 22 19 25 0 0 .270 .350 .409 .138 1 0
2014 STO A+ CAL 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0
2014 OAK MLB AL 451 404 37 90 15 0 4 117 39 40 50 0 1 .223 .290 .290 .067 6
2015 ATL MLB NL 123 107 12 22 2 0 1 27 8 14 10 0 0 .206 .293 .252 .047 2 0
2015 LAN MLB NL 138 123 8 32 5 0 0 37 7 14 24 0 0 .260 .336 .301 .041 0 1
2017 VAQ AAA MEX 244 219 31 66 8 0 3 83 33 21 27 1 2 .301 .365 .379 .078 2 0
2017 ARA Wnt VWL 159 133 20 49 10 0 2 65 26 24 14 0 0 .368 .459 .489 .120 2 0
2018 ARA Wnt VWL 86 77 9 10 0 0 0 10 2 9 5 0 0 .130 .221 .130 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 806 0.5261 0.4318 0.9282 0.5896 0.2565 0.9480 0.8776 0.0718 -0.0035
2009 2204 0.4882 0.4678 0.8943 0.6645 0.2801 0.9273 0.8196 0.1057 -0.0085
2010 2032 0.5059 0.4631 0.9054 0.6411 0.2809 0.9408 0.8227 0.0946 -0.0074
2011 2045 0.4978 0.4171 0.8957 0.6051 0.2308 0.9334 0.7975 0.1043 -0.0034
2012 1963 0.5013 0.3897 0.8902 0.5762 0.2022 0.9206 0.8030 0.1098 -0.0023
2013 1967 0.4992 0.4037 0.8917 0.5998 0.2081 0.9219 0.8049 0.1083 -0.0016
2014 1771 0.4941 0.3953 0.8886 0.5817 0.2132 0.9253 0.7906 0.1114 -0.0015
2015 1053 0.4976 0.3770 0.8892 0.5821 0.1739 0.9246 0.7717 0.1108 0.0010
Career138410.49930.42120.89600.60930.23360.92920.80840.1040-0.0038

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
2014-07-12 2014-07-27 15-DL 15 10 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2013-08-08 2013-08-10 DTD 2 1 Left Forearm Contusion - -
2013-04-12 2013-05-03 15-DL 21 19 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-06-12 2011-06-18 DTD 6 5 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-03-02 2011-03-02 Camp 0 0 Shoulder Soreness -
2010-09-21 2010-09-26 DTD 5 4 Left Foot Contusion HBP -
2010-04-03 2010-04-07 DTD 4 1 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2010-03-26 2010-04-04 Camp 9 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-09-05 2009-09-07 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-06-28 2008-08-23 15-DL 56 48 General Medical Psychosocial Alcohol Rehabilitation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $3,000,000
2014 OAK $4,875,000
2013 ANA $4,100,000
2012 ANA $3,150,000
2011 ANA $2,000,000
2010 KCA $460,000
2009 KCA $415,500
2008 KCA $394,000
2007 ARI $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$18,774,500
9 yrTotal$18,774,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 135 dMark Gilling1 year/$3M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2015). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/15/14. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 plate appearances. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Atlanta 5/27/15 (Braves paid Callaspo $0.1M to waive right to block deal as a free agent traded before June 15). DFA by LA Dodgers 8/20/15. Released 8/27/15.
  • 2 years/$8.975M (2013-14). Signed extension with LA Angels 1/13 (avoided arbitration, $4.7M-$3.65M). 13:$4.1M, 14:$4.875M. Award bonuses. Acquired by Oakland in trade from LA Angels 7/30/13.
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/16/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.46M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/4/10. Acquired by LA Angels in trade from Kansas City 7/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4155M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/09 (split contract, $236,400 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008). Signed by Kansas City 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Placed on restricted list 5/11/07. Optioned to Triple-A 6/14/07. Recalled 9/5/07. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Arizona 2/06. Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06, 8/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by LA Angels 11/04. Re-signed by LA Angels 2/05.
  • Signed by LA Angels 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $8,000 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alberto Callaspo: Massively underrated or just right?
(Billy from Ocean)
Oh, definitely underrated. Not necessarily massively, but way underrated. Assuming we have a good means of measuring how he is rated. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Top "bert" players by position (according to WARP): SP - Bert Blyleven, RP - Roberto Hernandez, C - Mike Lieberthal, 1B - Albert Pujols, 2B - Roberto Alomar, SS - Bert Campaneris, 3B - Alberto Callaspo, LF - Albert Belle, CF - Roberto Kelly, RF - Roberto Clemente, DH - Butch Alberts.
(bradleyankrom from TPAFLA)
Bradley Ankrom, folks. He does it all. Transactions browsers, prospects number-crunching, and All-Bert team stat queries. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Use your Rick Reilly/Bill Simmons sense and complete this sentence: "Mark Trumbo or Albert Pujols at third base is scarier than ________________________________________
(Lerry N. from Toronto)
Reilly: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than leaving your kids with their uncle Jerry Sandusky for the weekend.

Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than whatever shady business Mr. Miagi was involved in to be able to afford that huge backyard and half-dozen classic cars on a handyman's salary. I bet if Lestor Freaman got up in his business, he'd find out Mr. Miagi controlled the smack market in Encino AND Reseda. A whole bunch of little ninjas working for him, out on the street hollering "Sweep The Leg! I got that Sweep The Leg!"

Reilly AND Simmons: Mark Trumbo at third base is scarier than a stripper with an Adam's apple.

I personally don't think it's scary, so much as unlikely and not really necessary. It's not like the Angels don't have a third baseman. They have Alberto Callaspo, who has produced 8.3 WARP over the past three years. David Wright has produced 9.0 WARP over the past three years. Everybody acts like the Angels have to do something about a third base problem, but there's no problem. During spring training this year, the Angels should convert Alberto Callaspo to left field, and then convert him BACK to third base, just so it looks like they're being really proactive. (Sam Miller)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best clubhouse story you couldn't tell until today?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
I don't really have any good clubhouse stories, partly because the Angels' clubhouse is quite dull and partly because I'm not around the clubhouse more than a couple times a homestand. So I'm going to reprint the greatest clubhouse story ever, from Matt McCarthy's book "Odd Man Out," about his year with the Angels' short-season team. (The book may or may not be true, for what it's worth.)

"An Angels employee briefly interrupted the revelry to bring us fifth leftover hot dogs from the concession stand's Weenie Wednesday promotion.

"I took my hot dog over to my locker and began to undress. That was when things got interesting. When I turned around, I saw the dark, naked bodies of two young Dominicans hovering around the hot dogs. Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo ... were inseparable and spoke no English -- the most one of them had ever said to me was "Why-ya-ya-ya-ya-yeah!" after I'd pitched a scoreless inning the week before.

"Gradually, more of my teammates turned to watch as Aybar's and Callaspo's naked bodies circled the food. We all knew they were up to something no good. Two naked heterosexual teenagers don't stand that close together for that long next to a box of hot dogs without something happening.

"Suddenly, Callaspo took one of the hot dogs out of its bun and deep-throated it. Then he took the bun and put it around Aybar's flaccid (etc etc) and poured ketchup on it. Jaws dropped -- Aybar was a willing participant. Then Callaspo bent over and pretended to eat the Dominican (etc etc etc) hot dog. When he did that, we all screamed, "Nooooo!"

"Getting the reaction he'd desired, Callaspo turned to a few of us and said, "I no gay. You gay" and burst into a fit of laughter. Callaspo slapped Aybar on the ass and the two laughed all the way to the shower." (Sam Miller)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles are unwilling to trade Felix Pie straight up for Alberto Callaspo (and then convert him to third base). It sounds like a decent idea to me, but then again I don't have a transaction blog. Any thoughts?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I like the idea, but nosing around the market to see if you can get more than that isn't a bad idea, and Callaspo's had some past problems. The pity is that the Royals don't have much to throw in besides arms, and the Orioles already have those, and better besides. But it would be a nice fix for KC, to have Pie in center. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alberto Callaspo just hit his 16th double, a gapper. Is his improvement real?
(BL from Bozeman)
He's always had the ability to hit for average. The power is a fluke. What interests me is the walk rate, which if real means he can hit .280 or .290 and be an asset. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance Alberto Callaspo is legit?
(MT from KC)
Absolutely. Not like 1.000 OPS legit, but .300 hitter legit. I got flack for pumping him in the Royals Top 11 (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=8498), but as they say in Blood Simple, "Who looks stupid now?" (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mark Teahen at 2B - a worthwhile shot, or a waste of time?
(BL from Bozeman)
It can't hurt to try it, but I'm not optimistic about the outcome. Still, while they wait until they can find a dance partner to talk trade later this spring, it's worth exploring. I still have my hopes that Alberto Callaspo pans out, and it isn't like Esteban German getting the job would be an unhappy development. There's only one outright wrong answer, and its name is Bloomquist. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Alberto Callaspo doing in CF, and does the possibility exist he will add that to his arsenal moving to KC this year?
(BL from Bozeman)
The Royals' outfield is pretty crowded as-is, isn't it? He's looked good enough to be better than an emergency backup, but he's been nowhere near as impressive there as he was at short. (Derek Jacques)


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