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Chris Denorfia RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 2385 .272 .330 .392 90 5.5
Birth Date7-15-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 4 days
BatsR
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
2005 CIN 24 18 44 10 3 0 1 6 9 0 1 0 .263 .364 .421 86 -0.7 1.2 -0.4 0.1
2006 CIN 25 49 120 30 6 0 1 11 21 1 1 1 .283 .356 .368 74 -3.4 -0.2 1.7 0.1
2008 OAK 27 29 71 18 3 0 1 6 16 1 2 0 .290 .362 .387 70 -2.4 -2.1 -1.8 -0.5
2009 OAK 28 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 74 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0
2010 SDN 29 99 317 77 15 2 9 27 51 2 8 4 .271 .335 .433 96 -1.0 1.9 5.3 1.5
2011 SDN 30 111 340 85 13 2 5 28 49 1 11 6 .277 .337 .381 91 -3.1 0.7 1.3 0.6
2012 SDN 31 130 382 102 19 6 8 27 52 2 13 5 .293 .345 .451 101 0.5 2.5 -4.7 0.6
2013 SDN 32 144 520 132 21 2 10 42 84 1 11 0 .279 .337 .395 103 2.3 3.9 4.7 2.4
2014 SDN 33 89 268 60 10 3 1 18 51 0 8 1 .242 .293 .319 73 -7.6 1.6 4.0 0.3
2014 SEA 33 32 90 16 2 1 2 7 19 0 1 2 .195 .256 .317 73 -2.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.2
2015 CHN 34 103 231 57 11 1 3 15 56 1 0 1 .269 .319 .373 78 -5.0 0.7 3.3 0.4
Career8082385587103174118740895620.272.330.39290-23.010.213.15.5

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 DYT A MDW 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHT AA SOU 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POT A+ CRL 128 541 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POT A+ CRL 75 321 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHT AA SOU 61 256 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB NL 18 44 .258 .336 .405 .321 104 0.1 1.3 -0.1 86 15 -0.4 1.2 -0.7 0.1
2005 CHT AA SOU 46 209 .267 .331 .394 .379 98 3.3 2.0 -0.1 134 0 0.2 3.2 9.6 1.5
2005 LOU AAA INT 91 374 .270 .332 .422 .336 104 11.2 10.1 -0.1 139 0 -1.1 1.9 17.5 2.7
2006 CIN MLB NL 49 120 .263 .330 .409 .345 97 -1 3.6 -0.5 74 10 1.7 -0.2 -3.4 0.1
2006 LOU AAA INT 83 353 .259 .327 .395 .385 97 21.8 9.8 -0.3 162 0 -0.5 1.5 22.9 3.3
2008 OAK MLB AL 29 71 .265 .330 .401 .378 97 -0.1 2.1 -0.3 70 10 -1.8 -2.1 -2.4 -0.5
2008 STO A+ CLF 2 9 .267 .325 .416 .375 98 -0.2 0.3 0 115 0 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.0
2008 SAC AAA PCL 45 204 .282 .351 .452 .348 104 9.3 7.5 -0.2 120 0 5.3 -0.8 3.1 1.4
2009 OAK MLB AL 4 2 .207 .297 .301 .000 90 0.2 0.1 0 74 5 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2009 SAC AAA PCL 107 474 .271 .343 .421 .288 90 4.8 14.8 -2.8 94 0 5.3 1.4 -1.6 1.7
2010 SDN MLB NL 99 317 .253 .318 .395 .300 84 12.5 8.7 -0.6 96 13 5.3 1.9 -1.0 1.5
2010 POR AAA PCL 34 134 .266 .343 .405 .343 83 10.1 4.1 -1 128 0 3.4 0.4 5.1 1.1
2011 SDN MLB NL 111 340 .255 .317 .399 .314 91 1.1 9.2 -2.4 91 12 1.3 0.7 -3.1 0.6
2011 LEL A+ CAL 2 6 .235 .324 .370 .800 95 1.8 0.2 -0.1 151 0 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1
2011 TUC AAA PCL 7 20 .253 .321 .404 .154 107 -2 0.6 -0.1 61 0 0.5 0.2 -0.9 0.0
2012 SDN MLB NL 130 382 .253 .313 .402 .323 96 9.2 10.5 -3 101 9 -4.7 2.5 0.5 0.6
2013 SDN MLB NL 144 520 .254 .315 .395 .319 98 6.8 13.7 -2.7 103 10 4.7 3.9 2.3 2.4
2013 ITA int WBC 5 22 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SDN MLB NL 89 268 .254 .314 .394 .301 98 -10.2 6.9 -1.8 73 11 4.0 1.6 -7.6 0.3
2014 SEA MLB AL 32 90 .248 .310 .386 .226 94 -3.1 2.3 -0.8 73 11 0.1 -0.3 -2.6 -0.2
2015 CHN MLB NL 103 231 .249 .311 .390 .351 93 -1.5 6.2 -1.3 78 11 3.3 0.7 -5.0 0.4
2015 MYR A+ CAR 2 5 .249 .301 .369 .500 91 1.8 0.1 0 124 0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015 TEN AA SOU 2 8 .252 .322 .372 .200 99 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 63 0 1.4 0.5 -0.4 0.2
2016 SAC AAA PCL 36 120 .272 .335 .423 .267 84 -2.3 3.4 -1.2 89 0 -2.0 2.2 -3.1 -0.1
2016 GIA Rk AZL 6 23 .257 .333 .360 .438 107 1.4 0.7 -0.2 121 0 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.0
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 20 61 .273 .336 .438 .368 108 -0.4 1.8 -0.5 88 0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.7 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
2002 DYT A MDW 10 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2002 CHT AA SOU 9 7 0 3 2 1 0 7 0 2 1 0 0 .429 .556 1.000 .571 0 0
2003 POT A+ CRL 541 470 60 111 10 5 4 143 39 54 106 20 7 .236 .312 .304 .068 11 11
2004 POT A+ CRL 321 269 52 84 18 4 11 143 51 48 66 10 6 .312 .417 .532 .219 1 1
2004 CHT AA SOU 256 221 30 55 10 2 6 87 27 30 42 5 2 .249 .337 .394 .145 3 3
2005 CHT AA SOU 209 188 40 62 17 3 7 106 26 17 38 4 3 .330 .388 .564 .234 2 2
2005 LOU AAA INT 374 323 50 100 12 6 13 163 61 41 54 8 3 .310 .391 .505 .195 3 3
2005 CIN MLB NL 44 38 8 10 3 0 1 16 2 6 9 1 0 .263 .364 .421 .158 0 0
2006 LOU AAA INT 353 312 46 109 19 1 7 151 45 34 41 15 1 .349 .414 .484 .135 1 1
2006 CIN MLB NL 120 106 14 30 6 0 1 39 7 11 21 1 1 .283 .356 .368 .085 0 2
2008 OAK MLB AL 71 62 10 18 3 0 1 24 9 6 16 2 0 .290 .362 .387 .097 0 2
2008 SAC AAA PCL 204 189 34 57 13 1 2 78 20 12 31 5 4 .302 .340 .413 .111 2 2
2008 STO A+ CLF 9 9 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2009 SAC AAA PCL 474 432 62 117 18 5 9 172 49 31 52 15 6 .271 .318 .398 .127 4 4
2009 OAK MLB AL 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2010 SDN MLB NL 317 284 41 77 15 2 9 123 36 27 51 8 4 .271 .335 .433 .162 3 1
2010 POR AAA PCL 134 121 17 37 10 4 2 61 12 12 18 7 1 .306 .366 .504 .198 1 1
2011 TUC AAA PCL 20 17 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 4 0 0 .118 .250 .176 .059 0 0
2011 LEL A+ CAL 6 6 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .833 .167 0 0
2011 SDN MLB NL 340 307 38 85 13 2 5 117 19 28 49 11 6 .277 .337 .381 .104 2 2
2012 SDN MLB NL 382 348 56 102 19 6 8 157 36 27 52 13 5 .293 .345 .451 .158 3 2
2013 ITA int WBC 22 21 5 8 2 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 0 .381 .409 .476 .095 0 0
2013 SDN MLB NL 520 473 67 132 21 2 10 187 47 42 84 11 0 .279 .337 .395 .116 4 0
2014 SEA MLB AL 90 82 11 16 2 1 2 26 5 7 19 1 2 .195 .256 .317 .122 1
2014 SDN MLB NL 268 248 25 60 10 3 1 79 16 18 51 8 1 .242 .293 .319 .077 0
2015 TEN AA SOU 8 6 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 .167 .250 .333 .167 1 0
2015 MYR A+ CAR 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .600 .667 .333 0 0
2015 CHN MLB NL 231 212 18 57 11 1 3 79 18 15 56 0 1 .269 .319 .373 .104 1 2
2016 SAC AAA PCL 120 110 11 28 2 0 4 42 15 9 17 2 0 .255 .308 .382 .127 1 0
2016 GIA Rk AZL 23 20 2 7 4 0 0 11 1 2 4 0 0 .350 .435 .550 .200 0 0
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 61 51 7 14 0 2 0 18 2 9 13 4 0 .275 .383 .353 .078 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 223 0.5471 0.3587 0.8000 0.5328 0.1485 0.8923 0.4000 0.2000 -0.0023
2009 7 0.7143 0.7143 0.8000 0.8000 0.5000 1.0000 0.0000 0.2000 0.0014
2010 1216 0.5123 0.3873 0.7919 0.5409 0.2260 0.8724 0.5896 0.2081 0.0015
2011 1276 0.5274 0.3934 0.8048 0.5394 0.2305 0.8705 0.6331 0.1952 -0.0050
2012 1410 0.5135 0.4007 0.7947 0.5442 0.2493 0.8832 0.5906 0.2053 0.0004
2013 2024 0.5015 0.4140 0.7924 0.5704 0.2567 0.8843 0.5869 0.2076 -0.0024
2014 1401 0.4825 0.4076 0.7723 0.5370 0.2869 0.8760 0.5913 0.2277 0.0083
2015 925 0.4962 0.4681 0.7206 0.6253 0.3133 0.8258 0.5137 0.2794 0.0048
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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
2014-08-25 2014-08-31 DTD 6 5 - Neck Stiffness -
2013-03-18 2013-03-23 Camp 5 0 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2012-07-25 2012-07-27 DTD 2 1 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-03-28 2012-03-29 Camp 1 0 - Fingers Sprain - -
2012-02-25 2012-03-17 Camp 21 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2011-08-01 2011-09-05 15-DL 35 31 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-04-22 2011-04-25 DTD 3 3 Groin Soreness -
2011-04-19 2011-04-20 DTD 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion Running Into Structure -
2010-08-29 2010-08-30 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2009-05-04 2009-05-20 Minors 16 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-05-07 2008-07-19 15-DL 73 61 Low Back Tightness -
2007-04-27 2007-10-01 TradedDL 157 140 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-04-03
2007-04-01 2007-04-27 60-DL 26 22 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-04-03

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 COL $
2016 NYA $
2015 CHN $2,600,000
2014 SDN $2,250,000
2013 SDN $2,000,000
2012 SDN $1,165,000
2011 SDN $800,000
2008 OAK $400,000
2007 SDN $382,500
2006 CIN $327,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$9,924,500
8 yrTotal$9,924,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 41 dPro Star Management1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/13/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 6/2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/2/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May earn additional $1M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract at end of March if not on Major League roster. Denorfia exercised opt-out 3/26/16. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 6/9/16 (minor-league contract). Released by San Francisco 8/15/16.
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2015). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/9/15. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 400, 450, 500, 550 plate appearances.
  • 2 years/$4.25M (2013-14). Signed extension with San Diego 9/5/12. 13:$2M, 14:$2.25M. Acquired by Seattle in trade from San Diego 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$1.165M (2012). Re-signed by San Diego 12/13/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Re-signed by San Diego 12/1/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/18/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Diego 5/17/10.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/18/09. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/9/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed by Oakland 2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Cincinnati 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased 9/05.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2002 (19-555) (Wheaton College, Mass.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)If this Cubs team wins the WS and all the main contributors in the regular season show up big in the post season run, how many statues are put up in front of Wrigley and who are they of?
(Lucas from Philadelphia)
They all get statues. To get into Wrigley you will have to climb over statues of Clayton Richard, Jonathan Herrera and Chris Denorfia. (Sahadev Sharma)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your definition of a "supplemental" player on a team? I had an argument last night that a supplemental player is a non-core position player who, no matter their pay-rate, plays a specific role on the team and not always brought in to be a "key piece".
(jlarsen from chicago)
Hey Jake, good to hear from you. I've never thought about that specific term, but your definition seems as good as any. When I hear "supplemental player," I think of a guy like Chris Denorfia or Scott Hairston, someone who supplements the stars. (Geoff Young)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wikipedia's list of position players who have had Tommy John surgery: Rocco Baldelli, Joe Borchard, Shin-Soo Choo, Chris Denorfia, Rusty Greer, Luis Gonzalez, Matt Holliday, Norris Hopper, Cezar Izturis, Kelly Johnson, Xavier Nady, and Vance Wilson. Also, Jose Canseco could be included but doesn't really count since he blew out his arm while pitching.
(Gump from nyc)
Jimmy Wales is a great guy, but .... man, that's a really incomplete list. (Will Carroll)


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