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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 4302 .286 .337 .409 97 23.0
Birth Date4-12-1972
Height5' 10"
Weight193 lbs
Age47 years, 6 months, 10 days
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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
1998 LAN 26 6 14 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 87 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN 27 36 110 22 1 0 3 10 9 2 1 2 .232 .312 .337 89 -1.2 1.0 3.0 0.7
2000 LAN 28 34 75 16 2 0 2 6 8 0 0 2 .246 .301 .369 83 -1.3 -1.2 1.4 0.2
2001 LAN 29 125 519 147 28 0 25 39 30 6 2 4 .320 .374 .543 132 23.7 -3.9 9.0 4.9
2002 LAN 30 149 632 163 38 1 10 34 31 10 3 1 .281 .330 .402 96 -0.3 -2.1 7.9 3.4
2003 LAN 31 147 630 155 34 2 7 44 54 10 0 2 .273 .335 .377 91 -5.2 -4.7 27.4 4.2
2004 FLO 32 52 213 48 11 1 3 14 22 3 2 1 .258 .314 .376 98 0.0 0.4 -1.0 0.9
2004 LAN 32 91 381 105 18 1 10 22 27 6 2 4 .301 .351 .444 98 0.0 -4.6 7.2 1.9
2005 FLO 33 132 496 126 23 1 6 34 31 4 4 3 .283 .334 .380 89 -6.0 -3.9 -0.9 1.2
2006 NYN 34 124 551 163 39 1 5 24 38 6 3 0 .318 .355 .428 95 -0.8 -0.2 16.1 4.0
2007 NYN 35 119 488 121 18 1 9 24 33 6 2 0 .272 .311 .378 85 -7.3 -4.3 0.8 1.2
2008 FLO 36 21 40 10 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 .294 .400 .353 86 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.1
2008 WAS 36 46 153 32 7 0 0 9 9 5 1 0 .230 .301 .281 85 -2.4 1.1 -1.0 0.2
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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
1993 VRO A+ FSL 39 150 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BAK A+ CLF 123 514 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SAN AA TXS 61 227 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 VRO A+ FSL 124 515 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SAN AA TXS 0 434 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LAN MLB NL 6 14 .261 .324 .442 .308 95 -0.5 0.4 0.2 87 10 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 0 515 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB NL 36 110 .278 .345 .444 .224 93 -4.3 3.0 2 89 12 3.0 1.0 -1.2 0.7
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 0 92 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAN MLB NL 34 75 .271 .349 .439 .246 105 -2.7 2.4 1.2 83 10 1.4 -1.2 -1.3 0.2
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 0 314 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LAN MLB NL 125 519 .262 .327 .431 .295 98 28.7 15.5 5 132 10 9.0 -3.9 23.7 4.9
2001 LVG AAA PCL 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LAN MLB NL 149 632 .259 .324 .414 .282 94 0 18.2 10 96 8 7.9 -2.1 -0.3 3.4
2003 LAN MLB NL 147 630 .264 .328 .424 .291 91 -1.4 16.6 7.9 91 10 27.4 -4.7 -5.2 4.2
2004 FLO MLB NL 52 213 .263 .328 .422 .273 90 -1.7 6.3 3.8 98 9 -1.0 0.4 0.0 0.9
2004 LAN MLB NL 91 381 .268 .334 .433 .303 97 1.9 11.3 5.7 98 9 7.2 -4.6 0.0 1.9
2005 FLO MLB NL 132 496 .263 .328 .420 .288 92 -4.3 14.3 8.5 89 11 -0.9 -3.9 -6.0 1.2
2006 NYN MLB NL 124 551 .270 .337 .441 .335 91 7.4 16.6 9.6 95 11 16.1 -0.2 -0.8 4.0
2007 NYN MLB NL 119 488 .269 .333 .426 .271 98 -12.2 14.5 8.2 85 9 0.8 -4.3 -7.3 1.2
2007 BRO A- NYP 2 7 .259 .355 .372 .500 79 2 0.2 0 90 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2007 BIN AA EAS 1 3 .247 .313 .365 .500 81 0 0.1 0.1 77 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 FLO MLB NL 21 40 .252 .322 .407 .313 96 0.3 1.2 0.4 86 13 -0.3 0.0 -0.6 0.1
2008 WAS MLB NL 46 153 .262 .330 .414 .246 95 -8.4 4.4 0.2 85 13 -1.0 1.1 -2.4 0.2
2008 POT A+ CRL 5 17 .253 .339 .403 .167 97 -1.9 0.5 0.2 70 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.8 0.0
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 7 31 .288 .353 .446 .500 122 1.8 1.0 -0.1 144 0 0.6 0.1 1.3 0.3
2008 COH AAA INT 4 15 .264 .344 .408 .200 85 -1.7 0.5 0.2 69 0 0.5 -0.9 -0.7 0.0
2010 CSP AAA PCL 14 48 .287 .356 .451 .243 108 -1.7 1.5 -0.2 60 0 -0.6 -0.3 -2.2 -0.2

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
1993 VRO A+ FSL 150 134 17 42 6 0 0 48 13 13 22 0 0 .313 .383 .358 .045 0 0
1994 BAK A+ CLF 514 455 65 141 32 1 6 193 68 52 49 16 9 .310 .384 .424 .114 0 0
1995 SAN AA TXS 227 199 27 49 8 0 1 60 8 26 25 5 5 .246 .339 .302 .055 0 0
1996 VRO A+ FSL 515 439 54 134 22 0 3 165 66 70 38 8 2 .305 .403 .376 .071 0 0
1997 SAN AA TXS 434 385 63 126 28 2 7 179 69 46 27 16 8 .327 .403 .465 .138 0 0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 515 451 69 144 30 3 8 204 57 59 40 19 7 .319 .404 .452 .133 0 0
1998 LAN MLB NL 14 14 2 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .071 0 0
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 92 76 17 28 9 0 1 40 8 10 1 1 1 .368 .478 .526 .158 0 0
1999 LAN MLB NL 110 95 11 22 1 0 3 32 11 10 9 1 2 .232 .312 .337 .105 2 1
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 314 279 47 98 27 3 4 143 54 33 14 8 5 .351 .424 .513 .161 0 0
2000 LAN MLB NL 75 65 6 16 2 0 2 24 8 6 8 0 2 .246 .301 .369 .123 2 2
2001 LVG AAA PCL 10 9 3 3 2 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .556 .222 0 0
2001 LAN MLB NL 519 460 71 147 28 0 25 250 90 39 30 2 4 .320 .374 .543 .224 9 5
2002 LAN MLB NL 632 580 74 163 38 1 10 233 64 34 31 3 1 .281 .330 .402 .121 4 4
2003 LAN MLB NL 630 568 64 155 34 2 7 214 52 44 54 0 2 .273 .335 .377 .104 1 7
2004 FLO MLB NL 213 186 27 48 11 1 3 70 31 14 22 2 1 .258 .314 .376 .118 4 6
2004 LAN MLB NL 381 349 41 105 18 1 10 155 49 22 27 2 4 .301 .351 .444 .143 2 2
2005 FLO MLB NL 496 445 45 126 23 1 6 169 57 34 31 4 3 .283 .334 .380 .097 8 5
2006 NYN MLB NL 551 512 80 163 39 1 5 219 49 24 38 3 0 .318 .355 .428 .109 2 7
2007 BRO A- NYP 7 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 2 1 2 0 0 .400 .571 1.000 .600 0 0
2007 BIN AA EAS 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2007 NYN MLB NL 488 445 46 121 18 1 9 168 54 24 33 2 0 .272 .311 .378 .106 10 3
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 31 26 5 11 1 0 0 12 7 5 4 0 0 .423 .516 .462 .038 0 0
2008 POT A+ CRL 17 14 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 .143 .294 .214 .071 0 0
2008 FLO MLB NL 40 34 3 10 2 0 0 12 3 6 2 0 0 .294 .400 .353 .059 0 0
2008 WAS MLB NL 153 139 13 32 7 0 0 39 12 9 9 1 0 .230 .301 .281 .050 0 0
2008 COH AAA INT 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 0 0
2010 CSP AAA PCL 48 43 5 10 0 0 1 13 7 3 5 0 0 .233 .298 .302 .070 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 715 0.5385 0.4014 0.9094 0.5688 0.2061 0.9452 0.7941 0.0906 -0.0066
Career7150.53850.40140.90940.56880.20610.94520.79410.0906-0.0066

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
2010-04-08 2010-04-25 Minors 17 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-05-09 2008-06-17 15-DL 39 36 Right Hand Fracture 4th Metacarpal -
2008-04-14 2008-05-02 15-DL 18 16 Right Hand Contusion -
2007-08-12 2007-08-26 15-DL 14 12 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-04-29 2001-05-21 15-DL 22 20 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 WAS $5,000,000
2007 NYN $6,250,000
2006 NYN $6,250,000
2005 FLO $4,250,000
2004 LAN, FLO $3,900,000
2003 LAN $2,636,667
2002 LAN $546,667
2001 LAN $230,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$29,063,334
8 yrTotal$29,063,334

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 38 dAndrew Mongelluzzi

Details
  • signed as a free agent from FL 1/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • contract purchased 8/15/08 signed as a free agent from WAS 8/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 7/31/08 signed as a free agent from NYM 12/10/07, 1 year/$5M (08)
  • acquired in trade from FL 12/05 (FL pays $1M of $1.25M signing bonus due 11/30/08, NYM pay $12.5M in salary due 06-07)
  • signed extension 1/05, 3 year/$18M (05-07), $1.25M signing bonus, 05:$4.25M, 06:$6.25M, 07:$6.25M
  • acquired in trade from LA 7/04 $25K All Star bonuses
  • FA after 05
  • 3 year/$7.25M (02-04) $0.5M signing bonus, $0.38M (02), $2.47M (03), $3.9M (04)

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Bonds be a good fit for the Stros the rest of this season?
(Alex from Houston)
They're playing Ty Wigginton in left field, and Geoff Blum is getting the extra ABs. Forget any kind of warmup, sign Bonds, start him tonight, and he'd be better than those choices.

But winning doesn't matter as much as perpetuating the myth. Say, did anyone see that Paul Lo Duca is back in the majors? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thought you were pretty hard on the Yanks in the last TA. With that said, they do have to find a catcher, and it won't be easy. Any theories or recommendations?
(G-MOTA from Bumpus, MA)
I was indeed, basically for dramatic effect, but let's face it, Jose Molina's the current incarnation of bad Bomber backup backstops. What makes it worse is that there are so few options to go out and get to repair the problem, and there are rivals for any catcher available by trade (notably the Marlins). When the prize is someone like Bengie Molina, and the more likely alternatives are guys like Paul Lo Duca or Ramon Hernandez, the magnitude of the problem becomes apparent. The danger is overpaying for a guy like Gerald Laird, but at least he'd be under team control for the next two years. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Is Jesus Flores for real? Should the Nats trade Paul Lo Duca to a contender?
(nats fan from MD)
Yes, and my god, yes. Or to a noncontender. Or the UFC. Or the CW. (Joe Sheehan)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1998 mlb .001 0.0 115 .000 0.0 3 -.004 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 mlb .005 1.6 1161 .000 0.0 29 -.002 .003 0.0 1.6 3.0
2000 mlb .001 0.2 766 -.001 0.1 15 -.059 -.002 0.6 1.0 1.4
2001 mlb .005 4.8 3935 .000 0.3 68 -.069 -.001 2.8 7.3 9.0
2002 mlb .005 7.7 5670 -.001 1.7 121 .013 .004 -1.0 8.0 7.9
2003 mlb .017 20.0 4895 .000 -0.2 122 -.034 .007 2.6 22.8 27.4
2004 mlb .006 7.1 5140 .001 -1.0 119 .001 .006 0.0 7.3 6.2
2005 mlb .000 0.4 4990 .000 0.3 98 .011 .001 -0.7 -0.3 -0.9
2006 mlb .011 15.1 5259 .000 0.2 105 .041 .010 -2.8 11.9 16.1
2007 mlb .002 2.2 5027 -.001 1.4 89 .029 .002 -1.6 1.5 0.8
2007 asx .000 0.0 30 -.001 0.0 1 -.004 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2007 aax .000 0.0 48 .001 0.0 0 .000 -.002 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 aaa .008 0.6 237 .000 0.0 7 .019 .001 -0.1 1.4 1.1
2008 mlb -.006 -1.4 986 -.002 0.7 14 .030 -.001 -0.3 -0.4 -1.3
2008 afa .000 0.0 122 .000 0.0 5 -.003 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 aaa .006 0.1 94 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.1 -0.6

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