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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 3825 .243 .310 .338 76 3.3
Birth Date10-18-1975
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age44 years, 1 months, 1 days
BatsL
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
1998 LAN 22 29 38 4 0 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 .121 .194 .182 64 -1.6 0.4 -0.3 0.0
1999 LAN 23 11 31 5 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 .167 .194 .200 60 -1.5 0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2000 LAN 24 109 394 84 18 6 4 26 53 7 4 1 .238 .302 .357 67 -15.7 1.4 -1.4 0.2
2001 LAN 25 134 449 88 18 3 4 31 58 8 0 2 .217 .285 .306 64 -18.5 -1.4 5.3 0.5
2002 LAN 26 115 293 75 14 4 5 26 38 7 7 2 .291 .371 .434 104 2.7 0.6 -2.2 1.2
2003 LAN 27 148 514 119 24 3 4 16 59 10 4 2 .249 .287 .338 64 -21.2 1.2 4.2 -0.3
2004 LAN 28 138 484 107 9 4 10 47 41 18 3 4 .264 .364 .380 95 -2.0 -2.1 -3.3 0.6
2005 BOS 29 47 116 28 3 2 2 6 12 1 1 2 .269 .310 .394 78 -3.0 1.0 -1.0 0.1
2005 CLE 29 49 157 30 5 2 1 5 18 4 6 0 .205 .250 .288 73 -5.0 1.8 5.7 0.8
2006 BOS 30 96 264 56 7 2 1 19 29 6 6 2 .238 .312 .298 72 -8.5 -0.1 5.1 0.7
2007 BOS 31 83 232 51 10 5 3 7 23 9 1 1 .246 .298 .386 71 -7.7 0.4 -0.5 0.0
2008 BOS 32 75 179 41 8 2 0 16 13 9 1 1 .270 .371 .349 95 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 0.6
2009 NYN 33 82 308 68 11 1 1 25 28 3 8 3 .251 .320 .310 76 -8.2 -0.9 -2.4 0.0
2010 NYN 34 62 187 35 6 3 0 10 16 4 4 1 .207 .265 .278 66 -7.1 -0.6 -6.0 -0.9
2010 TEX 34 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 68 -0.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
2011 WAS 35 91 172 35 6 1 0 12 23 2 2 0 .224 .287 .276 73 -5.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
Career127338258281403935248423904721.243.310.33876-103.30.61.63.3

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
1996 VRO A+ FSL 61 233 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SAN AA TXS 0 476 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LAN MLB NL 29 38 .250 .322 .401 .160 93 -3.1 1.0 0.4 64 13 -0.3 0.4 -1.6 0.0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 0 317 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB NL 11 31 .281 .356 .450 .192 99 -4.3 0.8 0.2 60 11 -1.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.1
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 0 322 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB NL 109 394 .270 .343 .441 .268 105 -15.9 12.4 5.3 67 7 -1.4 1.4 -15.7 0.2
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 0 119 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LAN MLB NL 134 449 .261 .327 .430 .243 96 -26.7 13.4 6.1 64 9 5.3 -1.4 -18.5 0.5
2002 LAN MLB NL 115 293 .259 .322 .408 .326 95 12.8 8.4 2.6 104 10 -2.2 0.6 2.7 1.2
2003 LAN MLB NL 148 514 .261 .327 .418 .276 91 -19.8 13.5 -0.4 64 8 4.2 1.2 -21.2 -0.3
2004 LAN MLB NL 138 484 .266 .334 .429 .272 95 5.9 14.4 -0.7 95 8 -3.3 -2.1 -2.0 0.6
2005 BOS MLB AL 47 116 .266 .338 .422 .283 106 -1.5 3.3 0.2 78 11 -1.0 1.0 -3.0 0.1
2005 CLE MLB AL 49 157 .267 .326 .425 .227 100 -10.2 4.5 1.1 73 11 5.7 1.8 -5.0 0.8
2006 BOS MLB AL 96 264 .271 .338 .428 .268 105 -12.1 8.0 2.6 72 10 5.1 -0.1 -8.5 0.7
2007 BOS MLB AL 83 232 .267 .332 .407 .262 102 -7.6 6.9 1 71 11 -0.5 0.4 -7.7 0.0
2008 BOS MLB AL 75 179 .261 .332 .407 .293 107 -0.5 5.2 2.1 95 9 0.1 -0.5 -0.7 0.6
2008 PAW AAA INT 3 11 .287 .356 .477 .333 87 -1.7 0.2 0 64 0 0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2009 NYN MLB NL 82 308 .256 .325 .407 .276 95 -9.3 8.9 2.9 76 9 -2.4 -0.9 -8.2 0.0
2009 BUF AAA INT 3 14 .241 .325 .377 .214 120 -1.6 0.4 0 81 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2010 NYN MLB NL 62 187 .255 .316 .398 .226 89 -9.3 5.2 0 66 11 -6.0 -0.6 -7.1 -0.9
2010 TEX MLB AL 4 7 .238 .296 .363 .286 120 -0.4 0.2 0 68 10 -0.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2010 OKL AAA PCL 6 25 .284 .350 .442 .158 99 -0.7 0.8 0.1 84 0 -0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.1
2011 WAS MLB NL 91 172 .249 .311 .383 .261 95 -8.4 4.6 0.7 73 12 -0.3 -0.2 -5.0 0.0
2011 CAG Wnt PWL 37 171 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1996 VRO A+ FSL 233 214 26 55 5 4 0 68 26 12 36 5 5 .257 .300 .318 .061 4 4
1997 SAN AA TXS 476 448 52 105 20 4 3 142 48 25 60 12 9 .234 .279 .317 .083 0 0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 317 299 42 79 16 6 5 122 45 15 38 10 7 .264 .306 .408 .144 0 0
1998 LAN MLB NL 38 33 1 4 0 1 0 6 0 2 8 0 0 .121 .194 .182 .061 0 2
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 322 302 51 93 11 7 4 130 37 12 37 9 5 .308 .351 .430 .123 0 0
1999 LAN MLB NL 31 30 2 5 1 0 0 6 3 0 4 0 0 .167 .194 .200 .033 0 0
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 119 110 18 41 8 3 0 55 20 7 10 5 3 .373 .420 .500 .127 0 0
2000 LAN MLB NL 394 353 39 84 18 6 4 126 32 26 53 4 1 .238 .302 .357 .119 2 6
2001 LAN MLB NL 449 405 38 88 18 3 4 124 29 31 58 0 2 .217 .285 .306 .089 2 3
2002 LAN MLB NL 293 258 37 75 14 4 5 112 28 26 38 7 2 .291 .371 .434 .143 0 2
2003 LAN MLB NL 514 477 39 119 24 3 4 161 34 16 59 4 2 .249 .287 .338 .088 2 9
2004 LAN MLB NL 484 405 47 107 9 4 10 154 47 47 41 3 4 .264 .364 .380 .116 2 12
2005 BOS MLB AL 116 104 14 28 3 2 2 41 16 6 12 1 2 .269 .310 .394 .125 2 3
2005 CLE MLB AL 157 146 11 30 5 2 1 42 8 5 18 6 0 .205 .250 .288 .082 1 1
2006 BOS MLB AL 264 235 31 56 7 2 1 70 18 19 29 6 2 .238 .312 .298 .060 0 4
2007 BOS MLB AL 232 207 30 51 10 5 3 80 18 7 23 1 1 .246 .298 .386 .140 2 7
2008 PAW AAA INT 11 11 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .000 0 0
2008 BOS MLB AL 179 152 14 41 8 2 0 53 9 16 13 1 1 .270 .371 .349 .079 1 1
2009 NYN MLB NL 308 271 31 68 11 1 1 84 18 25 28 8 3 .251 .320 .310 .059 1 8
2009 BUF AAA INT 14 14 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .286 .071 0 0
2010 TEX MLB AL 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0
2010 OKL AAA PCL 25 22 5 4 1 0 1 8 2 3 2 1 0 .182 .280 .364 .182 0 0
2010 NYN MLB NL 187 169 14 35 6 3 0 47 20 10 16 4 1 .207 .265 .278 .071 2 2
2011 CAG Wnt PWL 171 149 22 37 7 0 0 44 9 14 19 5 2 .248 .325 .295 .047 2 2
2011 WAS MLB NL 172 156 12 35 6 1 0 43 6 12 23 2 0 .224 .287 .276 .051 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 649 0.4869 0.4299 0.8996 0.6044 0.2643 0.9424 0.8068 0.1004 0.0024
2009 1207 0.5360 0.3919 0.9302 0.5039 0.2625 0.9571 0.8707 0.0698 -0.0047
2010 727 0.5076 0.4264 0.9032 0.5257 0.3240 0.9485 0.8276 0.0968 0.0060
2011 656 0.5381 0.4009 0.8973 0.5269 0.2541 0.9355 0.8052 0.1027 0.0034
Career32390.52020.40910.91130.53360.27500.94780.83500.08870.0008

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
2011-06-02 2011-06-03 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness -
2011-06-01 2011-06-01 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2009-09-21 2009-09-21 On-Alr 0 0 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2009-09-21 -
2009-08-13 2009-10-05 60-DL 53 48 Right Thumb Surgery Ligament 2009-08-20
2009-07-22 2009-07-25 DTD 3 2 Left Thumb Soreness -
2009-05-18 2009-06-02 15-DL 15 13 Right Thumb Sprain Sliding Into Second Base -
2008-09-26 2008-09-28 DTD 2 1 Hip Contusion -
2008-04-10 2008-05-11 15-DL 31 30 Right Elbow Strain -
2004-05-13 2004-05-13 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2004-04-19 2004-04-21 DTD 2 1 Right Elbow Soreness -
2004-01-27 2004-01-27 WIN 0 0 Right Forearm Surgery Ulna Fracture 2004-01-30
1999-04-05 1999-06-28 60-DL 84 73 Right Wrist Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 SLN $
2011 WAS $900,000
2010 NYN $1,850,000
2009 NYN $2,000,000
2008 BOS $2,000,000
2007 BOS $2,000,000
2006 BOS $1,400,000
2005 CLE $1,300,000
2004 LAN $1,300,000
2003 LAN $1,150,000
2002 LAN $625,000
2001 LAN $240,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$14,765,000
11 yrTotal$14,765,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 129 dScott Boras1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/6/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. Released by St. Louis 3/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2011). Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/2/11 (minor-league contract). $0.9M salary in majors. Contract purchased by Washington 3/30/11.
  • 1 year/$2M (2010), plus 2011 option. Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/30/09. 10:$2M, 11:$2M vesting option. 2011 option guaranteed with 80 games in 2010. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 80, 90, 100, 110 starts. Released by NY Mets 8/7/10. Signed by Texas as a free agent 8/17/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Texas 8/24/10. DFA 9/6/10, released by Texas 9/7/10.
  • 1 year/$2M (2009). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/22/09. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 110, 120, 130, 140 starts.
  • 2 years/$4M (2007-08). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 11/06. 07:$2M, 08:$2M. One-time $1M assignment bonus if traded. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 110, 120, 130, 140 games. Award bonuses.
  • 2 years/$2.7M (2005-06). Signed as a free agent 1/05 after being non-tendered 12/04. 05:$1.3M, 06:$1.4M. Final year voids with 450 PAs in 2005. About $2.3M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2004).
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2003).
  • 1 year/$0.625M (2002).
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 1996 (3-88) (Miami, Fla.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Alex Cora really going to make the Cardinals? I'm starting to get worried.
(Andy from Chicago)
He might. Cora supposedly had offers to begin a coaching career this offseason, so presumably teams value what he brings to the clubhouse and dugout quite a bit. That shouldn't give him a pass to make a roster for as long as he wants to play--and it doesn't: ask Gabe Kapler--but those qualities are something teams value more than outsiders. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)There has been some criticism launched at Mike Rizzo regarding the Nats bench (Hairston, Nix, Stairs...), in that it is a bunch of useless retreads rather than prospects. His response is that a team can't be all youth, and the vets have a job "to teach these good young prospect players how to be Major Leaguers" Is this all bunk?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Does "prospects" in this instance equal Roger Bernadina, 27 years old? Wilson Ramos isn't good enough? Nix, Stairs, and Hairston have their uses, while Alex Cora does have a tremendous reputation in the game, so maybe there is something to having him there even if he can't contribute much on the field. I think calling the group useless is unfair. (Steven Goldman)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)ladies and gentleman your New York Mets. David Wright hitting 5th.
(lornad11 from Flushing)
I'm a little more concerned with the number of times I've seen Alex Cora batting second. I follow a lot of Mets fans on Twitter, so when lineups are announced you see a flood of hatred daily. (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't know if the Mets will get Oswalt, but I think BP needs to sponsor a reality series covering the Wade/Minaya negotations, preferably with Jeff Wilpon and Maclane in the room, too.
(J.P. from Hartford)
How about if we make our own movie about it? We can get the guy from the Staples commercial to play Ed Wade. The scene would start like this:

Minaya: Okay Ed, we want Oswalt, and will give you Alex Cora.
Wade: WOWWWW, THAT'S A LOW PRICE! (Eric Seidman)
2010-03-24 11:00:00 (link to chat)How important is it not to rush Jose Reyes back for Opening Day, and why would any team want Gary Matthews Jr?
(SprungOnSports from Long Island)
The first one is a hard question to answer, because it really depends on what your goals are. If you want to have a competitive season this year (and there's some nonzero chance the Mets can do that), you need Reyes back as soon as possible. The Alex Cora productivity sink is pretty deep, and Reyes is a fine hitter. Word is Reyes has been cleared for baseball activities, so it's possible he'll be back relatively soon.

I don't know why a team would want GMJ, but then again I don't know why the Mets went out to get him in the first place. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Even if every last injured Met came back 100% healthy come Spring Training, they'd win no more than 85 games . . . right?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Oh I don't know about that. I mean entering this year I had them ahead of the Phillies and if their stars didn't get hurt I'd have to imagine we would be right where we were in 2007 and 2008 with both of these teams. Losing Alex Cora and Tim Redding isn't a big deal. Losing Reyes, Delgado, Beltran, Johan, and Wright for extended periods is a massive deal. I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose Utley, Howard, Rollins, Victorino and Hamels for half of a season. (Eric Seidman)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So I'm going to the Mets game on Thursday and I don't think I own a jersey of a single healthy current player, so guess I will be the guy in the stands in the Edgardo Alfonzo jersey. I don't really have a question.
(J.P. from Hartford)
I'm not the type that wears living player jerseys (I do have a Casey Stengel #37 T-shirt), but if I were, I would think that a David Wright garment would be worth having. Given that he's only 26, it should be good for another ten years... I don't suppose you can get an Alex Cora model, can you? Tim Redding?

I do want to get an Ebbets Field Flannel 1948 Oakland Oaks jersey (Casey again, this time #1), but those suckers are pricey! I just can't bring myself to spend almost $200 on a shirt, even if I think said shirt would dramatically elevate my mood whenever I wore it. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think the Red Sox should do about Julio Lugo? OK, now what WILL they do about him?
(mattymatty from Philly)
Re: Ramirez question--forgot about the options being eliminated. OK, I think he'll get four years and $22 million or more, and I lean towards the Yankees getting him and finding homes for Matsui and Damon.

Lugo has served as a utility guy before, and he has enough speed to be a viable bench player, so give him Alex Cora's job, with maybe a bit more playing time. He can also play a little third if you want. The Red Sox have a lot of flexibility. (Joe Sheehan)


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