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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
171 .247 3 22 14 13 .229 -0.1
Birth Date10-19-1980
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age37 years, 4 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.92014
0.82015
1.22016
-0.92017
-0.12018
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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
2006 PIT 25 20 17 14 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .143 .250 .214 .180 -2.2 -0.0 -0.2
2007 PIT 26 24 57 48 6 13 2 1 0 17 7 3 0 1 1 2 5 2 .271 .357 .354 .255 1.6 0.7 0.2
2007 SFN 26 51 162 142 26 40 9 1 1 54 14 25 4 0 2 7 17 4 .282 .362 .380 .269 10.4 3.1 1.3
2008 OAK 27 101 207 196 28 51 5 4 3 73 7 34 1 1 2 19 25 6 .260 .288 .372 .234 3.4 4.1 0.8
2008 SFN 27 12 19 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .056 .105 .056 .042 -3.6 -0.9 -0.5
2009 OAK 28 125 432 390 65 119 27 5 3 165 29 70 7 4 2 48 41 12 .305 .360 .423 .268 24.2 2.9 2.7
2010 OAK 29 143 561 525 66 149 28 3 5 198 26 78 4 5 1 52 50 11 .284 .320 .377 .251 14.0 -6.1 0.8
2011 TOR 30 95 338 320 44 76 21 6 1 112 15 63 1 1 1 29 34 11 .237 .273 .350 .222 1.7 -6.8 -0.5
2012 TOR 31 142 487 447 64 115 24 3 8 169 29 102 6 4 1 43 46 13 .257 .309 .378 .240 0.4 2.9 0.3
2013 TOR 32 108 360 331 49 86 16 2 6 124 21 67 5 2 1 24 45 6 .260 .312 .375 .251 10.9 3.6 1.6
2014 DET 33 134 494 461 64 130 27 2 8 185 22 75 5 3 51 36 11 .282 .320 .401 .263 17.4 -0.4 1.9
2015 DET 34 112 370 341 55 88 16 11 8 150 22 76 3 3 1 30 18 8 .258 .306 .440 .263 11.0 -3.3 0.8
2016 CLE 35 134 495 454 74 113 23 2 12 176 33 106 5 2 1 48 43 6 .249 .306 .388 .238 6.3 4.9 1.2
2017 BOS 36 17 38 36 7 9 2 0 0 11 1 13 1 0 0 2 3 1 .250 .289 .306 .208 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2017 OAK 36 100 328 300 49 70 17 2 5 106 26 70 0 1 1 18 26 6 .233 .294 .353 .220 -1.5 -5.4 -0.7
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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
2001 WPT A- 6 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HIC A 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .462 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WPT A- 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HIC A 125 549 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LYN A+ 127 574 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ALT AA 123 561 .259 .263 .327 .408 .266 .320 99 -0.4 13.1 0.9 6.7 9.7 23.3 3.0 23.3 3.0
2006 PIT MLB 20 17 .180 .256 .314 .405 .251 .182 94 -1.5 0.5 0 -0.0 -1.2 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2006 IND AAA 100 417 .256 .258 .325 .394 .256 .328 98 -1.6 11.9 0.4 5.6 7.4 18.0 2.3 18.0 2.3
2007 PIT MLB 24 57 .255 .274 .338 .436 .268 .283 99 -0.3 1.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2007 SFN MLB 51 162 .269 .268 .332 .417 .257 .336 98 1.6 4.8 0.3 3.1 3.7 10.4 1.3 10.4 1.3
2007 IND AAA 53 239 .300 .271 .340 .410 .266 .342 92 10 6.8 -0.5 11.9 0.5 16.8 2.8 16.8 2.8
2008 OAK MLB 101 207 .234 .266 .333 .419 .261 .300 98 -5.8 6.0 0.4 4.1 2.8 3.4 0.8 3.4 0.8
2008 SFN MLB 12 19 .042 .263 .331 .399 .260 .083 94 -4.4 0.5 0 -0.9 0.3 -3.6 -0.5 -3.6 -0.5
2009 OAK MLB 125 432 .268 .260 .329 .415 .257 .361 100 3.6 12.4 0.9 2.9 7.3 24.2 2.7 24.2 2.7
2010 OAK MLB 143 561 .251 .259 .324 .406 .258 .322 100 -5.2 15.5 -0.9 -6.1 4.7 14.0 0.8 14.0 0.8
2011 TOR MLB 95 338 .222 .262 .323 .412 .263 .292 109 -12.7 9.1 0.3 -6.8 5.0 1.7 -0.5 1.7 -0.5
2011 DUN A+ 2 5 .414 .207 .275 .317 .216 .333 110 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2011 NHP AA 4 14 .410 .298 .356 .465 .297 .375 85 2.3 0.4 0 -0.0 -1.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2012 TOR MLB 142 487 .240 .252 .314 .403 .257 .314 107 -9.7 13.3 -3.4 2.9 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3
2013 TOR MLB 108 360 .251 .253 .313 .398 .261 .308 102 -3 9.5 -2.3 3.6 6.7 10.9 1.6 10.9 1.6
2013 DUN A+ 3 10 .231 .233 .298 .309 .228 .333 103 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2014 DET MLB 134 494 .263 .257 .318 .394 .264 .320 107 1.3 12.7 -1.5 -0.4 4.8 17.4 1.9 17.4 1.9
2015 DET MLB 112 370 .263 .254 .315 .402 .257 .308 104 1.2 10.0 -1.1 -3.3 0.9 11.0 0.8 11.0 0.8
2016 CLE MLB 134 495 .238 .261 .323 .427 .262 .299 111 -10.9 14.0 -0.5 4.9 3.7 6.3 1.2 6.3 1.2
2017 BOS MLB 17 38 .208 .254 .322 .428 .260 .391 105 -2.1 1.1 -0.2 -1.1 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2017 OAK MLB 100 328 .220 .251 .319 .422 .256 .288 106 -13.9 9.6 0.4 -5.4 2.4 -1.5 -0.7 -1.5 -0.7

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
2001 WPT A- 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 .083 .214 .083 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WPT A- 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HIC A 22 4 6 0 0 0 3 6 2 2 2 .429 .591 .429 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HIC A 549 84 146 21 7 6 54 55 65 40 13 .305 .378 .416 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LYN A+ 574 91 160 27 7 5 38 59 60 57 15 .314 .385 .424 .110 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ALT AA 561 82 140 22 5 4 34 43 76 45 9 .281 .348 .369 .088 .259 23.3 6.7 3.0
2006 IND AAA 417 53 109 17 1 2 21 27 59 45 13 .283 .333 .348 .065 .256 18.0 5.6 2.3
2006 PIT MLB 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 3 .143 .250 .214 .071 .180 -2.2 -0.0 -0.2
2007 PIT MLB 57 6 13 2 1 0 2 7 3 5 2 .271 .357 .354 .083 .255 1.6 0.7 0.2
2007 SFN MLB 162 26 40 9 1 1 7 14 25 17 4 .282 .362 .380 .099 .269 10.4 3.1 1.3
2007 IND AAA 239 31 67 12 4 4 30 21 25 27 9 .318 .384 .469 .152 .300 16.8 11.9 2.8
2008 SFN MLB 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 4 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 .042 -3.6 -0.9 -0.5
2008 OAK MLB 207 28 51 5 4 3 19 7 34 25 6 .260 .288 .372 .112 .234 3.4 4.1 0.8
2009 OAK MLB 432 65 119 27 5 3 48 29 70 41 12 .305 .360 .423 .118 .268 24.2 2.9 2.7
2010 OAK MLB 561 66 149 28 3 5 52 26 78 50 11 .284 .320 .377 .093 .251 14.0 -6.1 0.8
2011 DUN A+ 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 .600 .414 0.4 0.1 0.1
2011 NHP AA 14 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 .300 .500 .400 .100 .410 1.5 -0.0 0.1
2011 TOR MLB 338 44 76 21 6 1 29 15 63 34 11 .237 .273 .350 .113 .222 1.7 -6.8 -0.5
2012 TOR MLB 487 64 115 24 3 8 43 29 102 46 13 .257 .309 .378 .121 .240 0.4 2.9 0.3
2013 TOR MLB 360 49 86 16 2 6 24 21 67 45 6 .260 .312 .375 .115 .251 10.9 3.6 1.6
2013 DUN A+ 10 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .500 .200 .231 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1
2014 DET MLB 494 64 130 27 2 8 51 22 75 36 11 .282 .320 .401 .119 .263 17.4 -0.4 1.9
2015 DET MLB 370 55 88 16 11 8 30 22 76 18 8 .258 .306 .440 .182 .263 11.0 -3.3 0.8
2016 CLE MLB 495 74 113 23 2 12 48 33 106 43 6 .249 .306 .388 .139 .238 6.3 4.9 1.2
2017 BOS MLB 38 7 9 2 0 0 2 1 13 3 1 .250 .289 .306 .056 .208 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2017 OAK MLB 328 49 70 17 2 5 18 26 70 26 6 .233 .294 .353 .120 .220 -1.5 -5.4 -0.7

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 819 0.5189 0.5055 0.8213 0.6376 0.3629 0.9041 0.6643 0.1787 316 0.003866
2009 1552 0.4749 0.4955 0.7893 0.6309 0.3730 0.8559 0.6875 0.2107 629 0.000530
2010 1884 0.4851 0.4889 0.8263 0.6204 0.3649 0.8942 0.7175 0.1737 793 -0.003249
2011 1172 0.4983 0.5017 0.7483 0.6318 0.3724 0.8591 0.5616 0.2517 471 -0.004471
2012 1744 0.4960 0.4874 0.7576 0.6208 0.3561 0.8473 0.6038 0.2424 716 -0.000976
2013 1298 0.5008 0.5077 0.7921 0.6492 0.3657 0.8720 0.6498 0.2079 513 -0.001440
2014 1738 0.4822 0.4960 0.8132 0.6647 0.3389 0.9120 0.6328 0.1868 699 -0.004645
2015 1381 0.5004 0.4859 0.7943 0.6527 0.3188 0.8847 0.6091 0.2057 572 -0.003720
2016 1822 0.4912 0.5099 0.7589 0.7039 0.3225 0.8730 0.5184 0.2411 0 0.000000
2017 1328 0.4631 0.4962 0.7527 0.6911 0.3282 0.8400 0.5940 0.2473 0 0.000000
Career147380.48950.49680.78530.65090.34930.87410.62370.2147488.5607-0.0016

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
2014-09-28 - DTD - - Right Sprain Pubic Symphysis -
2014-08-18 2014-08-19 DTD 1 0 Left Thumb Contusion -
2014-05-29 2014-05-30 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Contusion -
2014-03-17 2014-03-25 Camp 8 0 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-05-11 2013-06-04 15-DL 24 20 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-10 2012-06-10 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Blister Index Finger - -
2012-06-07 2012-06-08 DTD 1 1 - Fingers Sprain - -
2012-05-02 2012-05-05 DTD 3 3 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2012-04-30 2012-05-01 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion HBP - -
2011-08-15 2011-09-29 60-DL 45 42 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring Tendon - -
2011-04-11 2011-04-29 15-DL 18 16 Right Ankle Sprain -
2011-04-02 2011-04-05 DTD 3 2 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-07-22 2010-07-27 DTD 5 3 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-17 2010-03-24 Camp 7 0 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2009-08-24 2009-08-25 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Fracture Tip of Thumb By HBP -
2006-07-14 2006-07-24 Minors 10 0 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2005-08-24 2005-09-11 Minors 18 12 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CLE $
2017 OAK $6,000,000
2016 CLE $5,250,000
2015 DET $5,000,000
2014 DET $5,000,000
2013 TOR $2,500,000
2012 TOR $2,750,000
2011 TOR $2,500,000
2010 OAK $1,350,000
2009 OAK $410,000
2006 PIT $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$31,087,000
10 yrTotal$31,087,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 167 dLegacy Agency1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/17/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. May earn additional $3.25M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract 3/22/18 if not on Major League roster.
  • 1 year/$6M (2017). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/3/17. Acquired by Boston in trade from Oakland 8/23/17.
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/16/15. May earn an additional $1.225M in performance bonuses: $0.175M each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550 plate appearances.
  • 2 years/$10M (2014-15). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/13. 14:$5M, 15:$5M.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2013). Signed extension with Toronto 10/31/12.
  • 2 years/$5.75M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Toronto 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). 11:$2.5M, 12:$2.75M, 13:$3M club option, $0.5M buyout. Toronto declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses based on PAs. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 11/17/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.3925M (2008). Claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/23/08 after being DFA by San Francisco 4/19/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Contract purchased 6/4/07. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Pittsburgh 7/31/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/05 (split contract).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (38-1,134) (New London HS, Conn.).

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
90o 230 32 60 12 2 4 22 15 45 20 5 .286 .338 .419 .267 -5.1 RF -1, LF 0 0.4
80o 210 29 52 11 2 3 19 13 42 17 4 .271 .322 .396 .254 -2.9 RF -1, LF 0 0.2
70o 195 26 47 10 1 3 17 12 40 15 4 .261 .313 .378 .245 -1.6 RF -1, LF 0 0.1
60o 183 24 43 9 1 3 15 11 38 14 3 .254 .306 .373 .237 -0.5 RF -1, LF 0 0.0
50o 171 22 39 8 1 3 14 10 36 13 3 .247 .294 .367 .229 0.3 RF -1, LF 0 -0.1
40o 159 20 34 7 1 2 13 9 34 11 3 .230 .277 .331 .222 1.1 RF -1, LF 0 -0.2
30o 147 18 30 6 1 2 11 8 32 10 2 .219 .265 .321 .214 1.7 RF -1, LF 0 -0.2
20o 132 16 27 5 1 2 10 7 29 9 2 .220 .265 .325 .205 2.3 RF 0, LF 0 -0.2
10o 112 13 21 4 1 1 8 5 25 7 2 .200 .241 .286 .192 2.9 RF 0, LF 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean1762340813151037133.245.295.362.232-0.1RF -1, LF 00.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2019382983066142428186521.242.294.356.227-0.10.21.80.68.0-10.2-1.5
2020392862964132426176219.240.291.348.223-0.3-1.61.40.57.7-11.2-1.5
2021402622659122424165716.238.289.344.221-0.4-2.41.00.47.0-10.7-1.3
2022412362352112321145213.236.286.340.219-0.4-2.90.70.36.3-10.2-1.2
202342211204491218124611.233.283.332.216-0.5-3.50.40.25.7-9.7-1.1
202443208204491218134710.231.283.328.214-0.5-4.00.30.15.6-9.9-1.1
20254420520439121712469.230.281.327.214-0.6-4.40.10.05.5-10.0-1.1
20264520519439121712469.229.280.324.212-0.6-4.9-0.0-0.05.5-10.4-1.1
20274620519439121712478.227.279.321.211-0.7-5.3-0.1-0.15.5-10.6-1.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Bill Bruton 1963 .257
2 88 Russ Snyder 1971 .000 DNP
3 85 Willie McGee 1996 .266
4 85 Al Bumbry 1984 .240
5 85 Rick Miller 1985 .290
6 84 Frank Baumholtz 1956 .222
7 84 Devon White 2000 .266
8 84 Milt Thompson 1996 .149
9 84 Willie Wilson 1993 .240
10 83 Kenny Lofton 2004 .264
11 83 Jim Eisenreich 1996 .315
12 83 Kevin Bass 1996 .000 DNP
13 82 Stan Javier 2001 .264
14 82 Vada Pinson 1976 .000 DNP
15 82 Steve Finley 2002 .293
16 81 Reed Johnson 2014 .236
17 81 Trenidad Hubbard 2001 .210
18 81 Jose Cardenal 1981 .000 DNP
19 81 Dave Martinez 2002 .000 DNP
20 81 Skeeter Barnes 1994 .200
21 81 Jim Piersall 1967 -.036
22 81 Randy Winn 2011 .000 DNP
23 80 Marquis Grissom 2004 .257
24 80 Joel Youngblood 1989 .221
25 80 Scott Podsednik 2013 .000 DNP
26 80 Vic Davalillo 1974 .183
27 80 Otis Nixon 1996 .251
28 80 Tony Taylor 1973 .229
29 80 Felipe Alou 1972 .280
30 80 Mike Bordick 2003 .245
31 80 Andy Pafko 1958 .245
32 80 Dante Bichette 2001 .266
33 80 Rich Amaral 1999 .251
34 80 Bubba Morton 1969 .302
35 79 Willie Bloomquist 2015 .163
36 79 Orlando Merced 2004 .000 DNP
37 79 B.J. Surhoff 2002 .273
38 79 Dave Collins 1990 .239
39 79 Dave Roberts 2009 .000 DNP
40 79 Mark Grudzielanek 2007 .263
41 79 Chris Speier 1987 .268
42 79 Leo Cardenas 1976 .000 DNP
43 79 Tom Brookens 1991 .000 DNP
44 79 Gary Ward 1991 .000 DNP
45 79 Luis Polonia 2001 .000 DNP
46 79 Hubie Brooks 1994 .190
47 78 Juan Beniquez 1987 .235
48 78 Lou Piniella 1981 .278
49 78 Alvin Dark 1959 .269
50 78 John McDonald 2012 .233
51 78 Rich Aurilia 2009 .190
52 78 Enos Cabell 1987 .000 DNP
53 78 Clyde McCullough 1954 .302
54 78 Royce Clayton 2007 .216
55 78 Bobby Thomson 1961 .000 DNP
56 78 Dave Concepcion 1985 .231
57 78 Bill Stein 1984 .229
58 78 Tim Wallach 1995 .262
59 78 Phil Garner 1986 .274
60 78 Ryne Sandberg 1997 .244
61 78 Lou Brock 1976 .271
62 78 Hector Lopez 1967 .000 DNP
63 78 Mike Guerra 1950 .254
64 78 Amos Otis 1984 .162
65 78 Jesus Alou 1979 .265
66 78 Maury Wills 1970 .245
67 78 Bert Campaneris 1979 .226
68 78 Jim Hegan 1958 .198
69 78 Garret Anderson 2009 .243
70 78 Henry Blanco 2009 .257
71 78 Shawon Dunston 2000 .232
72 78 Hank Bauer 1960 .248
73 78 Jay Johnstone 1983 .270
74 78 Joe Randa 2007 .000 DNP
75 78 Terry Shumpert 2004 .000 DNP
76 77 Cookie Rojas 1976 .213
77 77 Ken Griffey 1987 .270
78 77 Larry Biittner 1983 .257
79 77 Mark Ellis 2014 .195
80 77 Geoff Blum 2010 .250
81 77 Bob Boyd 1957 .308
82 77 Juan Uribe 2016 .210
83 77 So Taguchi 2007 .247
84 77 Frank White 1988 .227
85 77 Rick Burleson 1988 .000 DNP
86 77 Alex Gonzalez 2014 .192
87 77 Charlie Hayes 2002 .000 DNP
88 77 Tony Womack 2007 .000 DNP
89 77 Dane Iorg 1987 .000 DNP
90 77 Don Slaught 1996 .261
91 77 Jamey Carroll 2011 .271
92 77 Terry Pendleton 1998 .222
93 77 Frank Malzone 1967 .000 DNP
94 77 Orlando Cabrera 2012 .000 DNP
95 77 Cal Ripken Jr. 1998 .252
96 77 Bill Haselman 2003 .020
97 77 Jorge Orta 1988 .000 DNP
98 76 Brian Jordan 2004 .206
99 76 Ron Coomer 2004 .000 DNP
100 76 Tito Francona 1971 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .258 .313 .422 .254
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .305 .384 .244
18 Split (Multi) -.002 -.008 -.038 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .235 .296 .374 .226
31 vs R (2016) .258 .312 .396 .246
38 Split (2016) .024 .016 .022 .021
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Davis was nearly a hero. Game 7 of the World Series, down three in the bottom of the eighth, two on and two outs with one of baseball’s most dominant closers on the mound—and he delivered, with a three-run shot to tie the game. But Cleveland went on to lose in extra innings, and so Davis became a footnote rather than a headliner. Whether acts of greatness like this get to retain any of that greatness in a vacuum, future events notwithstanding, is maybe a little too deep of a philosophical question to get into here. Either way, Davis showed that he’s aging fairly gracefully, playing capable defense in the outfield and becoming only the eighth 35-year-old ever to steal more bases than his age.
2016 You know that feeling where you wake up on a school day and realize you forgot to study? Davis looked at the calendar last year and said, "Oh, it's September of my contract year." It's the only explanation for why half of his eight homers came that month, as did a .973 OPS, which led him to career highs in slugging and triples. Now 35, Davis can still burn through the bags, but it's his advanced hitting for extra bases that makes him a valuable bench presence. The bigger the ballpark, the better he can split the gap and reach third, but then he has to defend that same space; given the routes he's been observed taking, he may want to study up on some of the finer points of defense rather than cram the night before.
2015 As a fast person for hire, Davis was exactly what the 2014 Tigers needed: ludicrous speed out of a league-average hitter. In April he stole eight bases, tying the 2013 Tigers' team leader. For the season he had more steals than the entire 2013 team, and the most by an individual Tiger in nine years. Speed is what keeps him in the everyday lineup, even if he is batting ninth against righties. Poor reads, poor breaks and a hero complex that causes him to dive for balls out of reach are what keep him mostly in left field. But what a pleasant platoon fourth outfielder and pinch-runner he makes for slow teams.
2014 Davis is still second in baseball in steals since 2009 (behind Michael Bourn), but his walk rate since then is 15th-lowest. That's worse than, um, Juan Pierre, as is Davis' cumulative five-year OBP. He figures to be valuable as an all-purpose fourth outfielder and pinch runner. If his new employers try him in a left-field platoon with Andy Dirks, though, they'll just have to keep their fingers crossed.
2013 Last year, Davis rebounded from a lackluster 2011 campaign to become one of only four players to steal at least 40 bases and knock 35 extra-base hits. Since 2009, Daviss 171 steals trail only Michael Bourn (216) for the most in all of baseball. Originally scheduled to become a free agent after 2012, Davis signed a one-year contract extension to remain in Toronto through 2013, no doubt buying time for Anthony Gose to develop further at Triple-A Buffalo.
2012 Daviss value is intimately tied up in his speed, which drives his average center field defense and his above-average skill on the base paths. This year, his batting average went in the tank, and he wound up with a strained hamstring that caused him to lose the final six weeks of the season. That leaves his future value in doubt. It would be wrong to attribute any change to his new ballpark, as Davis had an OPS more than 200 points higher at home than on the road. To return to the form that made him a useful outfielder two years ago, Davis will need to avoid re-injuring his hamstring and rediscover his line-drive swing, the loss of which contributed to a .292 BABIP, 30 points below his career average.
2011 Davis plays a good center field, runs well enough to rank among the league leaders in stolen bases, and owns a quick line-drive stroke that has helped him hit a composite .293 over the last two years. Unfortunately, he has very little power, and his ultra-aggressive approach prevents him from being effective in a leadoff role. Davis would have been a hot commodity 30 years ago, but teams have gotten smarter. Instead of landing a huge haul when they traded him to Toronto in November, the A's scored only a couple of potential middle relievers. With Vernon Wells in center, Davis will be miscast in a corner while failing to help the Blue Jays' improve their self-defeating impatience.
2010 After years as a bench outfielder, Davis finally wound up with steady playing time in 2009, much of it because he was the only player on the roster with a center fielder's skill set.He ended up delivering a career year, in part due to a .361 batting average on balls in play (itself goosed by 22 infield hits).Davis has little power and his approach prevents him from working well as a leadoff hitter. He played well enough to earn an encore, but the Coco Crisp signing probably pushes him out of center, and perhaps back into a platoon role with Ryan Sweeney.
2009 Davis was released towards the end of April after getting off to a 1-for-18 start with the Giants, and the A's quickly snapped him up in their quest to find anyone who can play center field. Like Mayan agriculture, he's a hacker and burner whose impatient ways don't fit well with philosophies over what constitutes stable production, but he can go get it in the outfield, and his 25 stolen bases represented nearly 30 percent of the A's team total. He's got some use as a extra outfielder with wheels, and he'll likely retain that job this year, substituting for Sweeney in center.
2008 This former Pirate prospect who came over in the Matt Morris deal at last year's deadline excited fantasy players and Giants fans alike by stealing 17 bases in two months after his arrival in San Francisco. His true level is more fourth outfielder than starter, owing to a strikeout rate that will keep his on-base percentage in the .330s. With the arrival of Aaron Rowand in center, Davis is in a four-man fight for playing time in left.
2007 After a none-too-scintillating year at Triple-A, Davis is beginning to look like Chris Duffy Lite, a strange kind of dietetic beer diluted with the waters of the toxic Monongehela. That`s not the ideal label for a 26-year-old with just 14 major league at-bats to his credit. He`ll get some more time before he`s done, but the minor leagues brew this brand by the case.
2006 Davis has shown solid on-base skills over the last three seasons, but not much power. His glove will play in center, but he strikes out too much for a guy who relies on speed. He`ll likely settle in as a passable fourth outfielder--not too shabby for a 38th-round pick.
2005 You have to start liking this guy's chances. Davis was a 38th rounder who started off pretty raw, but who has slowly put together a good game. He has his limitations in center, particularly his arm, but he won the Carolina League batting title, and let's face it, Tike Redman is still the center fielder. If Davis thrives in the jump to Double-A, economics and talent might create opportunity in 2006.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Tribe give Tyler Naquin the full time gig in CF? If not now, then in 2017?
(Paul from DC)
Well, he's on the good side of a platoon, so he's most of the way to a starting gig already. Rajai Davis is a nice righty-hitting caddy for as long as Cleveland has him, but I think they'll give Naquin an everyday shot as soon as Davis is no longer a part of their organization. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given the Almonte suspension and the possibility of 2 months of a starting outfield of Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Collin Cowgill, what odds do you place on the Indians a) signing Ausitn Jackson or b) trading for Jay Bruce or c) sticking with the status quo? Which would you do if you were in their shoes?
(Truganini from CO)
It's all about the price. I would think adding a Jackson as depth is more prudent than adding Bruce, which would come at a steeper cost to put it mildly. (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Having a hard time buying the Indians OF next year. They have always been higher on Tyler Nanquin than the rest of the world. Where would you place him amount Abraham Almonte, Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall, Collin Cowgill, Joey Butler, and Shane Robinson next season?
(Truganini from CO)
Well, that's not exactly man inspiring group, is it? I'd probably plays him right below Chisenhall, though I should probably start treating Chisenhall with so much adoration. Davis is...well he's Rajaj Davis. The rest of those guys aren't very good. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Since the acquisition of Cespedes how do you see the Tigers' outfield shaping up? Who will start where?
(dvanhait from Holland)
Cespedes and JD Martinez will see most of the time on the corners, and I expect Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose to split time in center field. There's a lot of risk around Martinez, who could still be a bit of a flash in the pan, and both Gose and Davis need platoon partners, meaning there should be plenty of at-bats to go around for all three players. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Question: Regardless of cost, who would you rather have for the next 3 years: Danny Duffy, Jake Arrieta, or Rusney Castillo? What kind of player will Castillo be?
(Quiet Time from D.C.)
Castillo is a total wild card. The scouting reports I've read pegged him somewhere between Rajai Davis and Shane Victorino, but then it was said that he bulked up and showed unexpected power during his workouts last month. Even if he "ony" ends up as the next Shane Victorino, I'd take that over either SP. I'd take most solid everyday players over most unproven SP's. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)I don't understand why some guys are supposedly better bets in rotisserie while others are better in head-to-head leagues. Can you help?
(Henry from Henry's house)
Hi Henry:

In H2H you want counting stats because appearances matter and you don't want down time. In Roto, you can take a specialist like Rajai Davis or a starting pitcher who misses a few games here and there but is great and get a lot more value. So you want a H2H team with talent across the board (or a lot of depth) whereas in Roto the depth doesn't quite matter as much. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Early speculation on some overvalued and undervalued players for next spring?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
As much as I hate to say it, Mike Trout may well be overrated next year. I imagine there'll be some talk of him as number-one overall. In deep leagues, Josh Hamilton probably. Pitchers: Cueto, Miley, Harrison. Underrated, hmm, maybe Rajai Davis, Felix Doubront, Marco Estrada, Alex Cobb, and Mitch Moreland (again) (Derek Carty)
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming I stay healthy, how relevant am I in fantasy? Better than Rajai Davis or Cameron Maybin for example?
(Lorenzo Cain from KC)
I like all 3 of you because you play for skippers that let you run but I'm still taking you last in that trio. (Jason Collette)
2011-06-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan, In my 6x6 roto league, I was just offered Shin-Soo Choo for Rajai Davis and Alexi Ogando. What do you think? Is Choo going to return to form?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
That's a tough call. Choo admitted this weekend that he's been pressing as a way to make up for his DUI arrest. Clearly he's the best player in the deal when he's on, but you have to wonder whether (and when) he'll put the arrest behind him. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are both Rajai Davis and Andres Torres worth holding onto, with the injuries and all, will the SB and other offensive perks still get there this season?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
Unless you think you can find someone who will outproduce Torres and Davis the rest of the year, why would you? Short term fixes are fine, of course, but giving those two up to find temporary replacements won't work in any league where other owners watch the waiver wire. (Marc Normandin)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Rajai Davis suddenly, like a chia pet, grow HR power in Toronto like the rest of the 2010 Jays - say 20? - or is he going to just repeat 2010 in Oakland.
(Taldan9 from Toronto)
Davis isn't going to hit 20 homers in 2011, and if he does someone needs to call Victor Conte (Jason Parks)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are the A's going to do with their plethora of mediocre OF'ers? Sweeney, Davis, Jackson, Hermida, Buck, Carter, Taylor...Crisp's option is picked up, right?
(Manprin from Sacramento, CA)
Well, Crisp and Sweeney have value. Rajai Davis isn't worth keeping around, and Conor Jackson unfortunately embodies what has plagued the As offense lately in that the numbers are decent but underwhelming. Taylor and Carter should be given serious consideration and should play a lot in the Spring. I'd say goodbye to Davis, Hermida, Buck and Jackson, keep Crisp and Sweeney, and hope that Carter and Taylor can play well enough to merit starting duty. (Eric Seidman)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you improve the A's lineup this offseason?
(Dave from Chicago)
I would probably start by getting most of the A's out of it and replacing them with better players. Honestly though, they aren't going to have a great offense if they are defense oriented, and I don't blame them for playing to the park's strengths. But they do need to upgrade somewhere--give up some defense at an offense heavy position if you have to, but add a big bat.

Random, but Rajai Davis is listed as the starting left and right fielder for the A's at MLB.com. He's got some range. (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these speed options: Rajai Davis, Julio Borbon, Michael Brantley, Brett Gardner. Thanks!
(Pat from NJ)
Fantasy: Borbon, Davis, Brantley, Gardner -- based purely on playing time. Real life 2010 (if I was picking guys for my team): Borbon, Gardner, Davis, Brantley. (Shawn Hoffman)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, I look at Oakland's line-up without anyone I'd like on my fantasy team and can't understand how Pecota has them playing 500 ball. What are your thoughts on the A's?
(lennyd from Portland)
Either you don't have a lot of teams in your league, or you're very picky, or maybe you have no use for steals; while I'm not wild about an outfield with Coco Crisp and Rajai Davis in it as everyday players, they will snag bags. For pitching, whether you're in a keeper league or not, just go grab Brett Anderson. Like steals, saves are a commodity you should want, and Andrew Bailey's the real deal. Position-related supply/demand issues might encourage you to snag Kurt Suzuki or Mark Ellis. Basically, it's going to be a better real-world ballclub than a generator of traditional category fantasy stars. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Taylor starting in a corner for the A's in April? Does that mean Ryan Sweeney's the CF and Rajai Davis is back to fourth OF? Or is that all too much to hope for?
(Jason Wojciechowski from South Texas)
Hey Jason! If nothing else I'd expect the A's to game Taylor's service time by starting him in the minors, but I don't see why you couldn't play all three if they're your best outfielders. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time to non-tender Jack Cust and move on to Chris Carter? Is Ryan Sweeney really the solution in right? Can Daric Barton ever hit in months that don't start with "S"? It was nice to see the team play well down the stretch, but there are still a ton of question marks.
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Cust has been a fine placeholder at DH, but he needs to be seen as such. If he's game for a one-year deal, the A's can afford to buy the time and see if Barton fends off Carter initially. While slotting Cust in an outfield corner if both Carter and Barton earn their keep wouldn't be lovely, nobody's going places with an outfield trio of Sweeney/Rajai Davis/Scott Hairston. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's wrong with Rajai in CF? I think most teams would take him. Plus, why don't you think Sweeney will continue to improve?
(Adam from Rochester)
I like Rajai Davis. I also know Rajai Davis is 29, and that the chances he'll be the starting center fielder on the next A's contender are only slightly better than Billy North's. Especially if that club's employing a right fielder with an ISO that barely tops .100, and happens to have "Sweeney" on the back of his jersey. I know, Sweeney dialed that up to .160 or so in the last two months. Let's see it over a full year before anybody risks throwing out his or her back doing somersaults. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would your comments to Morgan also apply to someone like Rajai Davis for next year?
(Taylor from Smithson, OH)
Definitely. He's got a tougher go of things, being in the AL, but as long as he can keep the walks coming, he'll have value like Morgan. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is it ever a good idea to just pack it in from day 1 and start building for next year? In my (very competitive) NL-only standard 5x5 keeper, I had a terrible, terrible auction. I had a full $30 leftover, my best starting pitcher is probably Shawn Hill, my only hitters of note are D. Lee, Zimmerman, and Franceour, and 4 of my 6 outfield+util spots are guys who probably won't start (Rajai Davis, Nyjer Morgan, Felix Pie, and Elijah Dukes). Oh, and the closest thing I have to a closer is either Bob Howry or Tony Pena. If you were me, would you take up the challenge of trying to compete this year through trades and fa, or just shoot for '09?
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
Ameer,

I could never pack it in on the first day or first half in a season. One time I got done in by dial up in a crappy hotel room in Florida for a draft. Honestly part of the fun was digging my way out of the mess the auto pick dealt me. Give it the first half and embrace the challenge. After the first half is over then evaluate and decide if it's time to look to 09'. (Mike Siano)


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