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Birth Date7-1-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
5.12015
3.22016
4.22017
3.12018
2.22019
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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
2005 MIL 24 8 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .400 97 0.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2006 TEX 25 41 138 29 3 0 6 7 32 0 1 0 .223 .261 .385 84 -2.2 0.2 0.8 0.1
2007 TEX 26 96 332 72 15 2 9 21 87 2 2 4 .235 .287 .384 78 -8.1 0.6 -1.0 -0.2
2008 TEX 27 31 133 38 9 1 7 17 28 1 3 1 .330 .421 .609 128 4.9 -0.7 1.6 0.8
2009 TEX 28 128 515 120 21 1 33 49 118 2 20 4 .260 .332 .524 125 17.5 -0.9 20.1 4.6
2010 TEX 29 108 445 127 31 3 22 38 81 1 17 4 .318 .374 .576 145 23.6 1.4 11.6 4.7
2011 TEX 30 124 513 125 28 1 29 33 116 2 9 5 .263 .312 .509 120 12.3 -2.4 6.6 2.7
2012 TEX 31 159 642 152 45 0 24 48 140 5 8 4 .260 .319 .460 115 11.0 -0.7 8.3 3.1
2013 TEX 32 109 456 110 18 0 27 35 109 4 5 1 .266 .327 .506 130 16.0 -0.9 -6.2 1.8
2014 BAL 33 159 678 166 32 2 40 55 140 5 4 5 .271 .333 .525 147 34.3 -4.0 -0.8 4.3
2015 SEA 34 152 655 178 22 1 44 59 164 5 3 2 .302 .369 .566 153 43.0 -0.2 -3.9 5.1
2016 SEA 35 155 667 169 27 1 43 62 159 9 2 0 .287 .360 .555 139 32.4 -5.1 -4.7 3.2
2017 SEA 36 155 645 160 28 0 39 70 140 12 1 1 .288 .375 .549 143 36.6 -1.8 -0.1 4.2
2018 SEA 37 144 591 133 18 1 37 55 122 14 1 0 .256 .342 .509 132 24.5 -1.2 0.1 3.1
2019 MIN 38 35 144 34 9 0 7 14 40 3 0 0 .270 .354 .508 109 2.2 0.4 0.0 0.4
Career160465611614307133675651476657631.274.342.518131248.0-15.832.137.8

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 VAN A- NWN 63 232 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KNC A MDW 119 515 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MOD A+ CLF 66 290 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MID AA TXS 67 289 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAC AAA PCL 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB NL 8 7 .332 .397 .622 .200 98 0.3 0.2 -0.1 97 7 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
2005 HUN AA SOU 68 286 .270 .336 .394 .373 101 18.4 6.3 -2.3 131 0 0.9 -2.2 10.7 1.4
2005 NAS AAA PCL 60 246 .277 .340 .443 .333 93 5.2 5.7 -2 115 0 9.9 -0.3 2.9 1.5
2006 TEX MLB AL 41 138 .263 .331 .409 .247 106 -4.4 4.2 -1.5 84 17 0.8 0.2 -2.2 0.1
2006 NAS AAA PCL 104 423 .266 .338 .406 .367 96 27.3 12.0 -4.1 133 0 6.9 2.6 11.6 2.9
2007 TEX MLB AL 96 332 .275 .341 .434 .297 101 -11.7 9.9 -3.4 78 15 -1.0 0.6 -8.1 -0.2
2007 OKL AAA PCL 44 187 .273 .338 .423 .372 102 20.6 5.6 -2.1 175 0 2.7 1.3 13.5 2.0
2008 TEX MLB AL 31 133 .269 .337 .423 .388 111 9.8 3.8 -1.4 128 15 1.6 -0.7 4.9 0.8
2008 OKL AAA PCL 103 448 .272 .344 .434 .363 107 39.8 13.4 -4.8 181 0 0.6 2.2 36.3 4.6
2008 RNG Rk AZL 1 6 .268 .458 .354 .333 98 1.5 0.2 -0.1 164 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2009 TEX MLB AL 128 515 .264 .329 .423 .278 107 9.2 14.8 -5.6 125 6 20.1 -0.9 17.5 4.6
2009 OKL AAA PCL 3 11 .251 .349 .397 .000 82 -2.7 0.3 -0.1 9 0 0.1 0.3 -1.2 -0.1
2010 TEX MLB AL 108 445 .259 .325 .407 .348 114 19.7 12.3 -4.4 145 11 11.6 1.4 23.6 4.7
2010 FRI AA TXS 3 13 .250 .336 .345 .364 94 0.1 0.4 -0.2 125 0 0.1 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
2010 OKL AAA PCL 5 22 .266 .345 .409 .286 96 -2.4 0.7 -0.3 63 0 -0.3 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 TEX MLB AL 124 513 .261 .324 .413 .288 110 7.4 13.8 -5.1 120 12 6.6 -2.4 12.3 2.7
2011 FRI AA TEX 3 12 .293 .353 .453 .182 102 -1.1 0.4 -0.2 59 0 -0.2 0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2011 ROU AAA PCL 3 13 .315 .375 .494 .286 109 3.6 0.4 -0.1 209 0 0.0 -0.6 1.4 0.1
2012 TEX MLB AL 159 642 .255 .317 .409 .301 104 11.5 17.6 -6.6 115 9 8.3 -0.7 11.0 3.1
2012 GIG Wnt DWL 11 48 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TEX MLB AL 109 456 .258 .317 .408 .295 101 14.7 12.0 -4.6 130 10 -6.2 -0.9 16.0 1.8
2013 DOM int WBC 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 BAL MLB AL 159 678 .249 .308 .387 .288 99 34.8 17.5 -8.3 147 9 -0.8 -4.0 34.3 4.3
2015 SEA MLB AL 152 655 .252 .312 .406 .350 101 43.2 17.7 -8.8 153 6 -3.9 -0.2 43.0 5.1
2016 SEA MLB AL 155 667 .256 .319 .421 .320 102 38.1 18.9 -10.5 139 7 -4.7 -5.1 32.4 3.2
2017 SEA MLB AL 155 645 .252 .322 .422 .315 103 34.9 18.9 -11.9 143 11 -0.1 -1.8 36.6 4.2
2018 SEA MLB AL 144 591 .246 .314 .408 .264 97 22.6 16.6 -10.4 132 8 0.1 -1.2 24.5 3.1
2019 MIN MLB AL 35 144 .251 .325 .451 .338 108 2 4.2 -2.6 109 15 0.0 0.4 2.2 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 VAN A- NWN 232 214 23 59 14 0 4 85 25 9 58 12 1 .276 .312 .397 .121 4 4
2003 KNC A MDW 515 470 65 112 26 2 20 202 85 29 128 10 5 .238 .295 .430 .191 1 1
2004 SAC AAA PCL 14 13 4 3 1 0 1 7 2 1 7 0 0 .231 .286 .538 .308 0 0
2004 MID AA TXS 289 262 51 82 14 2 14 142 46 26 69 8 3 .313 .377 .542 .229 0 0
2004 MOD A+ CLF 290 261 54 90 27 1 11 152 52 24 73 8 4 .345 .408 .582 .238 0 0
2005 MIL MLB NL 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .429 .400 .200 0 0
2005 HUN AA SOU 286 248 45 76 19 0 16 143 54 31 71 10 3 .306 .392 .577 .270 0 0
2005 NAS AAA PCL 246 208 33 56 13 0 11 102 27 30 62 9 4 .269 .382 .490 .221 0 0
2006 TEX MLB AL 138 130 15 29 3 0 6 50 22 7 32 1 0 .223 .261 .385 .162 1 0
2006 NAS AAA PCL 423 371 68 112 22 1 20 196 73 42 100 17 6 .302 .382 .528 .226 0 0
2007 OKL AAA PCL 187 162 32 57 9 1 15 113 45 21 34 1 2 .352 .432 .698 .346 0 0
2007 TEX MLB AL 332 307 35 72 15 2 9 118 34 21 87 2 4 .235 .287 .384 .150 1 1
2008 TEX MLB AL 133 115 19 38 9 1 7 70 26 17 28 3 1 .330 .421 .609 .278 0 0
2008 RNG Rk AZL 6 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 .250 .500 .500 .250 0 0
2008 OKL AAA PCL 448 383 93 131 18 3 37 266 99 56 87 24 8 .342 .432 .695 .352 0 0
2009 OKL AAA PCL 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 .000 .091 .000 .000 0 0
2009 TEX MLB AL 515 462 75 120 21 1 33 242 76 49 118 20 4 .260 .332 .524 .264 2 0
2010 TEX MLB AL 445 399 60 127 31 3 22 230 78 38 81 17 4 .318 .374 .576 .258 6 1
2010 OKL AAA PCL 22 19 1 4 1 0 0 5 4 2 5 0 0 .211 .286 .263 .053 0 0
2010 FRI AA TXS 13 11 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 .364 .417 .455 .091 0 0
2011 ROU AAA PCL 13 11 3 5 0 0 3 14 4 2 1 0 0 .455 .538 1.273 .818 0 0
2011 TEX MLB AL 513 475 64 125 28 1 29 242 87 33 116 9 5 .263 .312 .509 .246 3 0
2011 FRI AA TEX 12 11 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 .182 .250 .273 .091 0 0
2012 GIG Wnt DWL 48 42 5 12 2 0 1 17 4 6 8 1 0 .286 .375 .405 .119 0 0
2012 TEX MLB AL 642 585 86 152 45 0 24 269 90 48 140 8 4 .260 .319 .460 .200 4 0
2013 TEX MLB AL 456 413 49 110 18 0 27 209 76 35 109 5 1 .266 .327 .506 .240 4 0
2013 DOM int WBC 26 25 3 9 3 0 0 12 6 1 4 0 0 .360 .385 .480 .120 0 0
2014 BAL MLB AL 678 613 87 166 32 2 40 322 108 55 140 4 5 .271 .333 .525 .254 5
2015 SEA MLB AL 655 590 90 178 22 1 44 334 93 59 164 3 2 .302 .369 .566 .264 1 0
2016 SEA MLB AL 667 589 96 169 27 1 43 327 105 62 159 2 0 .287 .360 .555 .268 7 0
2017 SEA MLB AL 645 556 91 160 28 0 39 305 119 70 140 1 1 .288 .375 .549 .261 7 0
2018 SEA MLB AL 591 519 70 133 18 1 37 264 97 55 122 1 0 .256 .342 .509 .252 3 0
2019 MIN MLB AL 144 126 19 34 9 0 7 64 22 14 40 0 0 .270 .354 .508 .238 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 430 0.4814 0.4535 0.7795 0.6522 0.2691 0.8593 0.6000 0.2205 -0.0042
2009 1950 0.5021 0.4805 0.6681 0.6588 0.3007 0.7442 0.5000 0.3319 -0.0105
2010 1686 0.4846 0.4864 0.7305 0.7013 0.2842 0.7958 0.5789 0.2695 0.0043
2011 1981 0.4846 0.5048 0.7040 0.6990 0.3222 0.7675 0.5745 0.2960 -0.0034
2012 2462 0.5102 0.4760 0.7193 0.6752 0.2687 0.7842 0.5494 0.2807 0.0020
2013 1781 0.4907 0.4677 0.7143 0.6430 0.2988 0.8292 0.4760 0.2857 0.0012
2014 2494 0.4735 0.4980 0.7246 0.6825 0.3321 0.8300 0.5298 0.2754 0.0041
2015 2581 0.4491 0.4874 0.6932 0.6833 0.3277 0.7828 0.5408 0.3068 0.0028
2016 2709 0.4585 0.4777 0.7094 0.6900 0.2979 0.8285 0.4760 0.2906 0.0000
2017 2450 0.4465 0.4710 0.6941 0.6718 0.3090 0.8068 0.4964 0.3059 0.0000
2018 2267 0.4455 0.4645 0.6961 0.6772 0.2936 0.8260 0.4553 0.3039 0.0000
2019 587 0.4191 0.4446 0.6628 0.6789 0.2757 0.8024 0.4149 0.3372 0.0000
Career233780.47160.47990.70550.67820.30280.80180.51530.29450.0001

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
2013-07-31 2013-07-31 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps - -
2013-07-19 2013-07-20 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Headache Migraine - -
2013-06-07 2013-06-08 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-02 Camp 1 0 - Chest Strain - -
2012-08-29 2012-08-29 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-08-16 2012-08-16 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2012-08-10 2012-08-10 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-06-11 2012-06-13 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-06-10 2012-06-10 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Inflammation Achilles Tendon - -
2012-05-19 2012-05-19 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-06 Camp 2 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-03-30 2012-03-31 Camp 1 0 - Hand Contusion HBP - -
2011-10-28 2011-10-28 DTD 0 0 - Groin Strain - -
2011-08-29 2011-09-13 15-DL 15 12 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-08-15 2011-08-15 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2011-07-30 2011-08-02 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2011-05-04 2011-05-22 15-DL 18 16 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-10-21 2010-10-22 DTD 1 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-08-15 2010-08-30 15-DL 15 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-05-29 2010-06-22 15-DL 24 21 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-05-27 2010-05-28 DTD 1 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-27 2010-05-14 15-DL 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-23 2010-04-23 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-04-21 2010-04-21 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Cramp Hamstring -
2010-04-02 2010-04-03 Camp 1 0 Right Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2010-03-10 2010-03-24 Camp 14 0 Bilateral Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-10-01 2009-10-05 DTD 4 4 - Ankle Sprain - -
2009-08-04 2009-08-20 15-DL 16 15 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-07-19 2009-07-22 DTD 3 3 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger -
2009-07-02 2009-07-03 DTD 1 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-08-01 2008-08-21 Minors 20 0 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2007-03-13 2007-03-17 Camp 4 0 Head Concussion HBP -
2007-03-09 2007-03-12 Camp 3 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-05-25 2005-05-30 Minors 5 5 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 MIN $300,000
2019 MIN $14,000,000
2018 SEA $14,250,000
2017 SEA $14,250,000
2016 SEA $14,250,000
2015 SEA $14,250,000
2014 BAL $8,000,000
2013 TEX $10,750,000
2012 TEX $5,250,000
2011 TEX $3,650,000
2010 TEX $440,000
2009 TEX $408,070
2008 TEX $398,150
2007 TEX $382,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$86,278,220
2019Current$14,000,000
13 yrPvs + Cur$100,278,220
1 yrFuture$300,000
14 yrTotal$100,578,220

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 82 dBryce Dixon1 year/$14.3M (2019), 2020 option

Details
  • 1 year/$14.3M (2019), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/27/18. 19:$14M, 20:$12M club option ($0.3M buyout).
  • 4 years/$57M (2015-18). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/4/14. $1M signing bonus. 15-18:$14M annually. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to eight clubs in 2015, 2016). Award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star reserve. $50,000 each for All Star start, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for MVP.
  • 1 year/$8M (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/22/14. Roster bonuses: $0.15M each for 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 days on active 25-man roster. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All Star. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 8 clubs).
  • 2 years/$16M (2012-13). Re-signed by Texas 2/9/12 (avoided arbitration, $7.5M-$5.5M). $0.5M signing bonus. 12:$5M, 13:$10.5M. 2013 salary may increase based on 2012 plate appearances: $0.1M each for 500, 525, 550, 575, 600 PA. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star. $75,000 for LCS MVP. Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case). Activated from restricted list 9/30/13.
  • 1 year/$3.65M (2011). Re-signed by Texas 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). $0.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$408,070 (2009). Re-signed by Texas 2/20/09. Award bonus: $10,000 for All Star selection.
  • 1 year/$398,150 (2008). Re-signed by Texas 2/15/08. DFA by Texas 3/29/08, sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/08. Contract purchased by Texas 8/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed by Texas 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/06. Acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from NY Mets 12/04. Signed by Milwaukee 2/05.
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from NY Mets 8/00.
  • Signed by NY Mets 1998 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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
90o 442 65 113 21 1 23 71 52 91 1 0 .298 .394 .541 148 35.2 3.6
80o 428 61 106 20 1 21 67 49 89 1 0 .288 .382 .519 142 30.2 3.1
70o 417 58 101 19 1 20 64 47 88 1 0 .281 .374 .506 138 26.7 2.7
60o 408 56 97 18 1 20 62 45 87 1 0 .275 .368 .501 135 24.0 2.5
50o 399 53 94 18 1 19 59 43 86 1 0 .271 .361 .493 131 21.4 2.2
40o 390 51 90 17 1 18 57 41 85 1 0 .265 .354 .479 128 18.9 1.9
30o 381 49 86 16 1 17 55 40 84 1 0 .258 .348 .465 124 16.4 1.7
20o 370 47 81 15 1 16 52 37 83 1 0 .249 .335 .449 120 13.6 1.4
10o 356 43 75 14 1 15 48 35 81 1 0 .240 .326 .435 115 9.9 1.1
Weighted Mean40054941811960438610.270.360.49113221.82.2

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