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Travis Ishikawa 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 1050 .255 .321 .391 82 -0.3
Birth Date9-24-1983
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age36 years, 2 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2006 SFN 22 12 25 7 3 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 .292 .320 .500 67 -1.0 0.1 0.6 0.0
2008 SFN 24 33 104 26 6 0 3 9 27 0 1 0 .274 .337 .432 72 -3.3 -0.3 1.2 -0.1
2009 SFN 25 120 363 85 10 2 9 30 89 4 2 2 .261 .329 .387 80 -7.7 0.6 3.7 0.1
2010 SFN 26 116 173 42 11 0 3 13 29 0 0 0 .266 .320 .392 91 -1.6 -4.1 0.6 -0.2
2012 MIL 28 94 174 39 12 1 4 13 42 4 0 0 .257 .329 .428 81 -3.7 -0.5 -1.4 -0.3
2013 BAL 29 6 18 2 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 58 -0.8 0.0 0.1 -0.1
2013 NYA 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 63 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 PIT 30 15 38 7 1 1 1 3 11 0 0 0 .206 .263 .382 90 -0.4 1.2 0.8 0.2
2014 SFN 30 47 81 20 3 0 2 6 23 1 0 0 .274 .333 .397 90 -0.8 0.6 0.1 0.1
2015 PIT 31 38 66 13 3 0 1 8 17 0 0 0 .224 .318 .328 82 -1.2 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2015 SFN 31 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 77 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Career48810502414952385257932.255.321.39182-20.6-2.05.3-0.3

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
2002 SLO A- NWN 23 96 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HAG A SAL 57 232 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLO A- NWN 66 298 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HAG A SAL 98 416 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SJO A+ CLF 16 68 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SJO A+ CLF 127 516 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SFN MLB NL 12 25 .269 .335 .426 .389 96 0.4 0.8 -0.4 67 10 0.6 0.1 -1.0 0.0
2006 NRW AA EAS 86 340 .249 .323 .375 .294 89 2.9 7.3 -4.7 97 0 4.9 0.2 -3.3 0.5
2007 SJO A+ CLF 56 222 .269 .343 .424 .374 86 15.2 7.7 -4.9 100 0 1.6 -1.2 0.1 0.3
2007 NRW AA EAS 48 192 .261 .329 .396 .279 88 -6 5.6 -3.6 71 0 0.7 0.2 -5.5 -0.3
2008 SFN MLB NL 33 104 .271 .327 .410 .354 96 2.6 3.0 -1.8 72 13 1.2 -0.3 -3.3 -0.1
2008 NRW AA EAS 64 277 .266 .344 .401 .328 94 15 8.2 -5.2 133 0 6.9 -3.5 7.0 1.3
2008 FRE AAA PCL 48 192 .282 .353 .453 .311 118 15.1 5.8 -3.7 156 0 -0.5 -0.3 10.5 1.1
2009 SFN MLB NL 120 363 .259 .327 .407 .330 91 -1 10.4 -6.4 80 10 3.7 0.6 -7.7 0.1
2010 SFN MLB NL 116 173 .248 .317 .383 .307 92 -1 4.8 -2.1 91 14 0.6 -4.1 -1.6 -0.2
2011 FRE AAA PCL 56 211 .296 .365 .472 .345 108 0.2 6.5 -2.8 78 0 0.2 1.6 -4.9 0.0
2012 MIL MLB NL 94 174 .259 .320 .407 .327 107 -1.8 4.8 -2.1 81 10 -1.4 -0.5 -3.7 -0.3
2012 NAS AAA PCL 6 21 .292 .348 .441 .250 95 0.4 0.6 -0.4 90 0 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 BAL MLB AL 6 18 .268 .326 .409 .222 101 -2.5 0.5 -0.3 58 12 0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2013 NYA MLB AL 1 2 .285 .335 .448 .000 104 -0.4 0.1 0 63 13 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 CHR AAA INT 34 140 .251 .323 .372 .322 99 0.6 3.9 -1.8 137 0 -5.3 1.0 3.6 0.1
2013 NOR AAA INT 49 208 .262 .332 .401 .383 98 12.7 5.9 -3.8 138 0 -4.1 -0.5 5.4 0.3
2014 PIT MLB NL 15 38 .246 .313 .383 .261 101 -1.1 1.0 -0.5 90 12 0.8 1.2 -0.4 0.2
2014 SFN MLB NL 47 81 .260 .317 .396 .367 103 0.6 2.1 -0.9 90 12 0.1 0.6 -0.8 0.1
2014 FRE AAA PCL 71 272 .280 .348 .438 .320 93 6.4 8.0 -4.6 99 0 2.1 -1.3 -1.5 0.3
2015 PIT MLB NL 38 66 .250 .313 .390 .300 93 -1.7 1.8 -0.6 82 15 -0.3 0.4 -1.2 0.0
2015 SFN MLB NL 6 6 .234 .317 .400 .000 83 -1 0.2 0 77 15 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2015 SJO A+ CAL 3 12 .282 .346 .420 .250 88 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 52 0 0.0 0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2015 IND AAA INT 2 8 .329 .374 .511 .400 93 0.5 0.2 -0.1 82 0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1
2015 SAC AAA PCL 34 149 .272 .328 .420 .360 94 2 4.1 -2.4 108 0 2.1 1.6 -1.2 0.4
2016 CHR AAA INT 40 175 .264 .326 .390 .260 112 -8.4 4.9 -2.9 57 0 1.3 -0.2 -10.0 -0.7
2016 SAC AAA PCL 76 308 .278 .337 .429 .320 90 9.9 8.7 -5.2 114 0 5.7 -0.9 -0.2 0.8

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 SLO A- NWN 96 88 14 27 2 1 1 34 17 5 22 1 1 .307 .347 .386 .080 1 1
2003 HAG A SAL 232 194 20 40 5 0 3 54 22 33 69 3 4 .206 .329 .278 .072 1 1
2003 SLO A- NWN 298 248 53 63 17 4 3 97 31 44 77 0 0 .254 .377 .391 .137 0 0
2004 SJO A+ CLF 68 56 10 13 7 0 1 23 10 10 16 0 0 .232 .358 .411 .179 0 0
2004 HAG A SAL 416 358 59 92 19 2 15 160 54 45 110 10 5 .257 .357 .447 .190 1 1
2005 SJO A+ CLF 516 432 87 122 28 7 22 230 79 70 129 1 4 .282 .389 .532 .250 2 2
2006 SFN MLB NL 25 24 1 7 3 1 0 12 4 1 6 0 0 .292 .320 .500 .208 0 0
2006 NRW AA EAS 340 298 33 69 13 4 10 120 42 35 88 0 0 .232 .318 .403 .171 1 1
2007 NRW AA EAS 192 173 17 37 3 1 3 51 17 17 48 0 0 .214 .292 .295 .081 0 0
2007 SJO A+ CLF 222 198 35 53 15 1 13 109 34 19 78 0 0 .268 .344 .551 .283 0 0
2008 NRW AA EAS 277 234 34 68 16 0 8 108 48 35 45 10 4 .291 .385 .462 .171 2 2
2008 SFN MLB NL 104 95 12 26 6 0 3 41 15 9 27 1 0 .274 .337 .432 .158 0 0
2008 FRE AAA PCL 192 171 35 53 19 3 16 126 46 14 36 0 1 .310 .376 .737 .427 0 0
2009 SFN MLB NL 363 326 49 85 10 2 9 126 39 30 89 2 2 .261 .329 .387 .126 2 1
2010 SFN MLB NL 173 158 18 42 11 0 3 62 22 13 29 0 0 .266 .320 .392 .127 1 1
2011 FRE AAA PCL 211 175 21 44 14 0 3 67 18 29 54 3 1 .251 .368 .383 .131 1 2
2012 MIL MLB NL 174 152 19 39 12 1 4 65 30 13 42 0 0 .257 .329 .428 .171 1 4
2012 NAS AAA PCL 21 18 1 4 3 0 0 7 5 3 2 0 0 .222 .333 .389 .167 0 0
2013 CHR AAA INT 140 120 17 30 5 2 2 45 23 15 31 0 0 .250 .353 .375 .125 0 1
2013 NOR AAA INT 208 177 29 56 16 0 7 93 31 29 43 1 0 .316 .413 .525 .209 1 0
2013 BAL MLB AL 18 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 8 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .000 0 0
2013 NYA MLB AL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2014 FRE AAA PCL 272 240 34 65 9 0 11 107 45 24 62 0 0 .271 .349 .446 .175 2
2014 PIT MLB NL 38 34 2 7 1 1 1 13 3 3 11 0 0 .206 .263 .382 .176 1
2014 SFN MLB NL 81 73 7 20 3 0 2 29 15 6 23 0 0 .274 .333 .397 .123 1
2015 SJO A+ CAL 12 10 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .250 .300 .100 1 0
2015 PIT MLB NL 66 58 5 13 3 0 1 19 8 8 17 0 0 .224 .318 .328 .103 0 0
2015 SFN MLB NL 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 0 0
2015 IND AAA INT 8 7 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 .286 .375 .571 .286 0 0
2015 SAC AAA PCL 149 133 17 36 8 0 4 56 19 13 41 0 0 .271 .342 .421 .150 1 0
2016 SAC AAA PCL 308 268 31 69 13 0 12 118 55 29 81 0 0 .257 .344 .440 .183 3 0
2016 CHR AAA INT 175 154 24 31 4 0 6 53 18 14 54 0 1 .201 .277 .344 .143 2 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 439 0.4282 0.4715 0.7633 0.6436 0.3426 0.8430 0.6512 0.2367 0.0036
2009 1366 0.4488 0.4780 0.7060 0.6639 0.3267 0.8329 0.4959 0.2940 0.0047
2010 592 0.4324 0.4899 0.7897 0.6602 0.3601 0.9053 0.6281 0.2103 0.0043
2012 698 0.4986 0.4670 0.7975 0.6494 0.2857 0.8407 0.7000 0.2025 0.0051
2013 97 0.5155 0.4433 0.6512 0.5400 0.3404 0.8148 0.3750 0.3488 0.0015
2014 466 0.4657 0.4785 0.6996 0.6037 0.3695 0.7786 0.5870 0.3004 0.0039
2015 282 0.4574 0.4645 0.7099 0.6822 0.2810 0.8068 0.5116 0.2901 -0.0016
Career39400.45710.47540.73930.64970.32840.83750.57810.26070.0040

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
2014-05-01 2014-05-15 Minors 14 0 Left Fingers Sprain Index Finger - -
2014-02-25 2014-03-09 Camp 12 0 - Tightness - -
2012-05-26 2012-06-23 15-DL 28 25 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique Bothered for a Week Before Going on DL - -
2011-06-13 2011-09-07 Minors 86 80 Left Shoulder Surgery -
2010-02-10 2010-03-19 Camp 37 0 Left Sprain 2 Ligaments Big Toe -
2009-05-15 2009-05-16 DTD 1 1 Left Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHA $
2015 SFN $1,100,000
2014 PIT $
2013 BAL $
2012 MIL $525,000
2010 SFN $417,000
2009 SFN $401,000
2000 SFN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,643,000
5 yrTotal$2,643,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dJim McDowell1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/9/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Released by Chicago White Sox 5/24/16. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 6/9/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 12/4/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by San Francisco 5/25/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/31/15. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 7/5/15 after being DFA by San Francisco 7/3/15. Elected free agency 10/22/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Pittsburgh 3/29/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 4/19/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/22/14 (elected free agency). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 4/25/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 7/29/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/19/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Baltimore 6/18/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers 7/7/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 6/29/13. DFA by NY Yankees 7/11/13 (elected free agency 7/13/13). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 7/19/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2012). Signed by Milwaukee 12/12/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 4/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/12 (refused assignment 11/3/12).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by San Francisco 2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/6/11 after being DFA by San Francisco 3/31/11.
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2010). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/05. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/06.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2002 (21-637) (Federal Way HS, Wash.). $0.955M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any way to look at the Giants off-season as anything but another disaster?
(bjmd from SF)
It's glum stuff in terms of Sanchez and Huff, certainly, because the disasters involve the elective decisions to sign them, and forgo other alternatives. If the goal was to wind up with a first baseman who might not outhit Travis Ishikawa or Nate Shierholtz or John Bowker, with the flexibility of Mark DeRosa and Pablo Sandoval allowing you to rotate around if all three deliver (no laughing... OK, some laughing), maybe all that's lost is money. I still think the Dodgers and Rockies are takeable, but the disaster is that Sabean didn't seem to realize it, and lined up adequate propositions in an offseason where other teams have been considerably bolder and more creative in fixing their problems. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)Nothing lasts forever? Look no further than my career. Thoughts on the Giants off-season moves?
(Axel Rose from Cold November Rain)
(Tries to think of clever linkage between GNR's "comeback" and the Giants. Not working.) Pablo Sandoval, Travis Ishikawa, Aubrey Huff, Mark DeRosa. They will all play where? I'm scratching my head. (Russell A. Carleton)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you thoughts thus far on Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa in San Fran?
(Elmo from Bay Area)
I was pretty sunny on both of them a few weeks back in TA, and so far, they haven't been disappointments. I think it's safe to say neither one of them is the new Lance Niekro. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin - Are you buying Travis Ishikawa's resurgence at Fresno?
(kcellis224 from SF, CA)
I'm not buying it yet, but I have to admit, I do find myself returning to the isle at the store of late. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about long forgotten (and rightfully so) Giants prospect Travis Ishikawa? He's made noticeable improvements this year in AA, cutting his K's and boosting his walks, and at 24-years-old, he's not ancient. He had a lot of people intrigued after his '05 in San Jose but then kinda fizzled in the tough Eastern League. Back on the radar or still off the grid.
(Chris from Harrisonburg, VA)
I agree with pretty much everything you said here, but at the same time, Ishikawa is still a first baseman without a lot of power. How much value does that have? (Kevin Goldstein)


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