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Ryan Church RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 2128 .264 .336 .431 92 6.4
Birth Date10-14-1978
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age41 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 MON 25 30 71 11 1 0 1 7 16 0 0 0 .175 .257 .238 68 -2.7 0.6 2.2 0.2
2005 WAS 26 102 301 77 15 3 9 24 70 5 3 2 .287 .353 .466 97 -0.9 -1.5 0.6 0.5
2006 WAS 27 71 230 54 17 1 10 26 60 3 6 1 .276 .366 .526 101 1.5 0.7 2.9 1.2
2007 WAS 28 144 530 128 43 1 15 49 107 8 3 2 .272 .349 .464 103 4.0 2.6 11.2 3.1
2008 NYN 29 90 359 88 14 1 12 33 83 3 2 3 .276 .346 .439 94 -1.9 1.7 2.7 0.9
2009 ATL 30 44 144 33 12 0 2 16 22 1 0 0 .260 .347 .402 89 -1.6 1.0 1.9 0.5
2009 NYN 30 67 255 65 16 0 2 17 36 2 6 2 .280 .332 .375 87 -3.4 -1.8 2.0 0.2
2010 ARI 31 37 55 13 5 0 2 4 19 2 0 0 .265 .345 .490 68 -2.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2010 PIT 31 69 183 31 11 1 3 12 46 1 1 0 .182 .240 .312 68 -6.5 -0.4 3.7 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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2000 MHV A- NYP 0 318 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CGA A SAL 101 426 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 KIN A+ CRL 24 103 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KIN A+ CRL 53 217 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 AKR AA EAS 71 308 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AKR AA EAS 99 409 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB NL 30 71 .257 .324 .406 .217 94 -6.6 2.1 -0.4 68 12 2.2 0.6 -2.7 0.2
2004 EDM AAA PCL 98 408 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WAS MLB NL 102 301 .261 .324 .410 .354 89 13.2 8.7 -1.5 97 10 0.6 -1.5 -0.9 0.5
2005 HAR AA EAS 4 18 .284 .339 .441 .385 100 -0.9 0.5 0 73 0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.0
2006 WAS MLB NL 71 230 .262 .329 .420 .344 89 10.9 6.9 -0.1 101 14 2.9 0.7 1.5 1.2
2006 HAR AA EAS 5 22 .250 .333 .378 .167 109 0.9 0.5 0 0 0 -1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 NWO AAA PCL 53 206 .253 .323 .379 .283 89 2.6 5.9 -0.7 113 0 1.6 1.7 4.0 1.2
2007 WAS MLB NL 144 530 .268 .333 .425 .322 95 13.4 15.7 -2.1 103 9 11.2 2.6 4.0 3.1
2008 NYN MLB NL 90 359 .263 .329 .415 .335 93 6.4 10.4 -3.7 94 10 2.7 1.7 -1.9 0.9
2008 BRO A- NYP 2 6 .234 .301 .340 .750 92 0.9 0.2 -0.1 105 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 BIN AA EAS 2 8 .283 .354 .400 .000 103 -2.2 0.2 -0.1 7 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2008 NWO AAA PCL 2 6 .269 .330 .456 .250 81 0.1 0.2 -0.1 99 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 MTS Rk GCL 2 7 .316 .437 .413 .333 105 -0.6 0.2 -0.1 45 0 0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2009 ATL MLB NL 44 144 .252 .326 .403 .301 94 1 4.1 -0.7 89 8 1.9 1.0 -1.6 0.5
2009 NYN MLB NL 67 255 .260 .331 .415 .321 95 -1.3 7.3 -2.3 87 8 2.0 -1.8 -3.4 0.2
2010 ARI MLB NL 37 55 .234 .304 .368 .393 95 1.9 1.5 -0.1 68 10 -0.5 0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2010 PIT MLB NL 69 183 .258 .322 .406 .231 97 -10.7 5.0 -1.5 68 9 3.7 -0.4 -6.5 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
2000 MHV A- NYP 318 272 51 81 16 5 10 137 65 38 49 11 4 .298 .399 .504 .206 0 0
2001 CGA A SAL 426 363 64 104 23 3 17 184 76 54 79 4 6 .287 .388 .507 .220 0 0
2001 KIN A+ CRL 103 83 16 20 7 0 5 42 15 18 23 1 0 .241 .382 .506 .265 0 0
2002 AKR AA EAS 308 291 39 86 17 4 12 147 51 12 58 1 0 .296 .328 .505 .210 0 0
2002 KIN A+ CRL 217 181 30 59 12 1 10 103 30 31 51 4 4 .326 .435 .569 .243 0 0
2003 AKR AA EAS 409 371 47 97 17 3 13 159 52 32 64 4 3 .261 .327 .429 .167 0 0
2004 MON MLB NL 71 63 6 11 1 0 1 15 6 7 16 0 0 .175 .257 .238 .063 0 1
2004 EDM AAA PCL 408 347 74 120 29 8 17 216 79 51 62 0 1 .346 .434 .622 .277 1 1
2005 WAS MLB NL 301 268 41 77 15 3 9 125 42 24 70 3 2 .287 .353 .466 .179 3 1
2005 HAR AA EAS 18 18 2 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 .278 .278 .333 .056 0 0
2006 HAR AA EAS 22 19 3 4 0 0 2 10 3 3 5 1 0 .211 .318 .526 .316 0 0
2006 WAS MLB NL 230 196 22 54 17 1 10 103 35 26 60 6 1 .276 .366 .526 .250 2 3
2006 NWO AAA PCL 206 175 29 43 6 0 7 70 29 25 41 5 1 .246 .350 .400 .154 0 0
2007 WAS MLB NL 530 470 57 128 43 1 15 218 70 49 107 3 2 .272 .349 .464 .191 3 0
2008 NYN MLB NL 359 319 54 88 14 1 12 140 49 33 83 2 3 .276 .346 .439 .163 3 1
2008 MTS Rk GCL 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2008 BIN AA EAS 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2008 NWO AAA PCL 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 0 0
2008 BRO A- NYP 6 6 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .667 .167 0 0
2009 ATL MLB NL 144 127 20 33 12 0 2 51 18 16 22 0 0 .260 .347 .402 .142 0 0
2009 NYN MLB NL 255 232 26 65 16 0 2 87 22 17 36 6 2 .280 .332 .375 .095 2 2
2010 ARI MLB NL 55 49 9 13 5 0 2 24 7 4 19 0 0 .265 .345 .490 .224 0 0
2010 PIT MLB NL 183 170 16 31 11 1 3 53 18 12 46 1 0 .182 .240 .312 .129 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1293 0.4462 0.4586 0.7386 0.5997 0.3450 0.8526 0.5789 0.2614 -0.0087
2009 1447 0.4734 0.4395 0.8082 0.5796 0.3136 0.9018 0.6527 0.1918 -0.0076
2010 899 0.4750 0.4360 0.7347 0.5738 0.3114 0.8571 0.5306 0.2653 -0.0005
Career36390.46410.44540.76530.58530.32420.87330.59630.2347-0.0062

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
2010-07-01 2010-07-01 DTD 0 0 Soreness -
2010-05-08 2010-05-14 DTD 6 5 Right Wrist Contusion -
2010-03-21 2010-03-28 Camp 7 0 Left Fingers Fracture Distal Middle Finger -
2009-08-29 2009-09-01 DTD 3 3 Back Soreness -
2009-08-22 2009-08-26 DTD 4 3 Back Spasms -
2009-07-31 2009-08-03 DTD 3 3 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2009-05-23 2009-06-07 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-07-06 2008-08-22 15-DL 47 41 Head Post-concussive Syndrome -
2008-06-06 2008-06-29 15-DL 23 21 Head Post-concussive Syndrome -
2008-05-27 2008-06-01 DTD 5 5 Head Post-concussive Syndrome -
2008-05-24 2008-05-25 DTD 1 1 Head Post-concussive Syndrome -
2008-05-22 2008-05-22 DTD 0 0 Head Concussion Player Collision While Sliding Into Second Base -
2008-04-28 2008-04-29 DTD 1 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-03-01 2008-03-08 Camp 7 0 Head Concussion Player Collision While Fielding -
2007-06-14 2007-06-15 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Spasms Quadriceps -
2007-05-21 2007-05-22 DTD 1 1 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2006-04-29 2006-05-02 DTD 3 3 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2005-08-25 2005-09-09 15-DL 15 15 Right Fracture 5th Toe -
2005-06-23 2005-07-13 15-DL 20 16 Right Trunk Sprain Rib Cage Ligament -
2004-09-16 2004-09-16 DTD 0 0 Bilateral Lower Leg Cramp -
2004-08-27 2004-08-30 DTD 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 PIT $1,500,000
2009 NYN $2,800,000
2008 NYN $2,000,000
2007 WAS $395,000
2005 WAS $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$7,011,000
5 yrTotal$7,011,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 152 dJeff Borris1 year/$1.5M (10)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2010). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/13/10. Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 350, 375, 400 PAs. $0.125M each for 425, 450, 475 PAs. $0.18M each for 500, 550, 575, 600 PAs. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/10. Non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2009). Re-signed by Mets 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 400 PAs, $40,000 for 550 PAs. $30,000 each for 450, 535 PAs. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Mets 7/10/09. DFA by Atlanta 12/8/09, non-tendered 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$2M (2008). Acquired by Mets in trade from Washington 11/30/07. Signed 2/7/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.45M-$1.75M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 450 PAs, $40,000 for 535 PAs, $30,000 for 550 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Thor a good buy-low target or should we be worried? I mean, not even the Mets medical staff knows what's going on there.
(Ron Kittle from Chicago)
I would be super worried, he's gonna be out three months or something! And when pitchers are out for months, you never quite know what you're gonna get back. The Mets have, let's say "bad luck" with injuries. And then there's the time they made Ryan Church fly with a concussion...Long time ago. I'm sure Thor will be fine! (David Brown)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Pirates plan on Ryan Church being an everyday OF or a 4th OF, as far as you can tell?
(collins from greenville nc)
Most likely, fourth OF. (John Perrotto)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jeff Clement still have a good shot at opening the season as the Pirates first baseman even after the Ryan Church signing?
(Stu from Charlotte)
The Pirates really want to see what Clement can do. I'd be really surprised if he isn't starting on opening day. (John Perrotto)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Church a good fit for the White Sox at a corner? How much do you expect him to get on the market?
(Gerard from Chicago)
Not much, a one-year deal, maybe not even three million. I could see him in Chicago, but I think they can do better. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Diaz kills left-handed pitching. Isn't it easier to find him a righty-masher platoon mate than to find a full-time left fielder?
(Christopher from Nashville)
How many lefty platoon mashers are there, though? Not as many as you'd think, and many of them wind up employed as everyday players already, given the roster crunch that favors employment of fourth-tier relievers at the expense of tactical weapons on offense. They just tried it with Garret Anderson, after a fashion, and that flopped. Trying it again with Ryan Church or seeing if there's anything left with Brian Giles? The best best might be to get in on any offers for Brad Hawpe. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Starts Jermey Reed at 1b and Daniel Murphy in LF and Gary Sheffield in RF (go get 'em Carlos!) as Ryan Church sits the bench. Starts Gary Sheffield in RF at bats him 4th. Omir Santos starts again! Sacrifice bunts with no one out and a runner on second IN THE FIRST INNING. Pinch hits for Daniel Murphy with Angel F. Pagan with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning down by two. These are all things Jerry Manuel did JUST LAST NIGHT. Was he this bad in Chicago? BTW- Mets didn't score in the first (or ever for that matter.) Pagan grounded into a double play. Sheffield went 0 for 4 and left 4 on base.
(Dave from NJ)
He was, and he will be. That the Mets were impressed with him was proof they didn't remember that this was what happened last time around: Manuel aced his interview, says all the right things in a conference room, and then handicapped his ballclub with his fascination with ways of insinuating himself into the ballgame. I know it means something to Mets fans if I label the man "Torborgian," but that's what you're working with, with a dash of braggadocio to spice things up a bit. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Ryan Church and the rest of the Mets crowded outfield?
(wml212 from NYC)
Church's glove makes him an asset with his average bat, especially if the Mets are playing Murphy in left field. I don't think Tatis or Sheffield has much left, and had it been me, I would have signed Abreu or Dunn when the prices dropped to the bottom. The chance that the Nats and Mets make a trade this season approaches 1. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Fernando Martinez the next Jay Payton and should the Mets sign Abreu to play in the outfield?
(mwashuc06 from Utica,NY)
I'm willing to give Omar Minaya a lot of credit for holding onto Martinez, but I also think there's no need to rush him to find out if he's just Jay Payton or perhaps closer to his top comp (the ubiquitous Bobby Abreu). As a result, I think it does make sense for the Mets to go get an additional outfielder, but that's in part because I wasn't a big Ryan Church fan before his mishaps, and I'm less so now. Filling one outfield corner with "staff" is fine, but both? (Christina Kahrl)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will - how do you go about grading recovery potential from a concussion (or similar) injury? What separated Corey Koskie from Ryan Church? How does Aaron Hill look heading into 2009? Thanks
(rawagman from Toronto)
I don't. I'm no doctor and it's a mystery to them why these go the ways they do. There's so many unknowns here. Haven't heard anything on Hill. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Luis Castillo for Mike Cameron ... allows Weeks to move to CF, gives the Mets another couple of years to find a corner OF ... (of course, we have to figure out if Daniel Murphy can hack it at 2B this Winter)
(dianagramr from NYC)
Good point, Diane, except that Cameron's not really an asset in a corner. I was sort of counting on Murphy/Tatis to man one corner, and then no rely too heavily on Ryan Church. Obviously, position-relative value-wise, Murphy might make a lovely hitter for a second baseman, but for every Jeff Kent who actually transcended low expectations for his defense, you've got a legion of guys whose glove work doesn't hack it. Castillo might be the lesser evil the Mets just have to endure because, like Schneider, he was more valuable to Omar Minaya than he is to several billion other people. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea why the Mets weren't able to get any of the players they were looking at?
(TLivingston from Sonoma, CA)
I don't think the Mets were looking very hard, for better or worse. They seem convinced that Fernando Tatis is for real, that they'll get Ryan Church back at some point, that the rotation will magically hold together despite John Maine's cuff strain, Mike Pelfrey's innings limit, Pedro Martinez's assorted ailments, Oliver Perez's volatility and all that.

I'm not sure I want to bet against all of that by sitting on my hands, but as a team that can afford to take on salary, they have some mobility during the waiver trading period. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've sent this in a couple chats in a row, but UTK has been crickets regarding Aaron Hill. Have you heard anything about his progress? I read that he's taking fielding drills again. What are your thoughts on how Toronto is handling this? I'd think they are doing the right thing by being so cautious.
(Chadale from Toronto)
Couple questions on Hill and Ryan Church, so I'll take on both. There's not much to say on Hill since everything's going slow and until he really starts up the baseball activities, there's nothing for me to add. Same with Church, though there are far more questions (from experts, not from me) on how this was handled. Concussions have no timeline, so don't take my passing on them for lack of interest, but lack of value add. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who will have a better year offensively and defensively- Lastings Milledge or Ryan Church?
(Kevin from Fairfax VA)
I'll take the upside of Milledge. (Dan Fox)


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