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Erik Kratz CBrewers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date6-15-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age38 years, 7 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82014
0.12015
-0.22016
0.02017
2.12018
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
2010 PIT 30 9 36 4 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 72 -1.0 -0.9 2.3 0.2
2011 PHI 31 2 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 78 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.1
2012 PHI 32 50 157 35 9 0 9 11 34 2 0 0 .248 .306 .504 111 3.0 -1.4 10.0 1.9
2013 PHI 33 68 218 42 7 0 9 18 45 1 0 0 .213 .280 .386 101 1.2 1.1 5.5 1.8
2014 KCA 34 13 31 8 1 0 2 1 10 0 0 0 .276 .290 .517 105 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2
2014 TOR 34 34 84 16 3 0 3 3 12 0 0 0 .198 .226 .346 98 0.1 -0.5 2.7 0.6
2015 KCA 35 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 76 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 PHI 35 12 23 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 80 -0.4 0.1 0.6 0.1
2016 HOU 36 14 30 2 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 .069 .100 .103 41 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2016 PIT 36 18 57 6 1 0 1 0 18 0 0 0 .107 .107 .179 45 -3.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1
2017 NYA 37 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 104 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2018 MIL 38 67 219 48 6 0 6 6 40 7 1 0 .236 .280 .355 93 -0.9 0.6 10.4 2.1
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 MED Rk 44 151 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CWV A 8 22 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AUB A- 49 185 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NHV AA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AUB A- 10 41 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUN A+ 14 52 .000 .000 .000 .406 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NHP AA 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NHP AA 91 332 .257 .320 .395 .247 100 -7.6 4.1 2.3 91 1 3.0 -3.5 -4.9 0.1
2006 NHP AA 71 284 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 12 47 .255 .332 .381 .257 111 1.7 1.4 0.8 113 2 0.5 1.3 0.9 0.5
2007 NHP AA 49 182 .260 .334 .397 .264 107 0.9 5.2 2.5 116 2 1.4 1.9 4.0 1.5
2007 SYR AAA 35 124 .254 .333 .381 .232 95 -3.6 3.6 1.5 94 2 7.6 -0.1 -0.5 1.2
2008 NHP AA 33 121 .262 .339 .406 .261 107 1.8 3.5 0.4 117 3 0.9 -0.8 3.0 0.7
2008 SYR AAA 40 158 .269 .333 .427 .240 90 3.8 4.3 2.5 125 1 -0.7 -1.4 4.3 0.9
2009 IND AAA 93 353 .263 .325 .397 .322 106 4.4 10.3 6.1 104 1 20.2 -5.1 2.8 3.4
2010 PIT MLB 9 36 .265 .329 .423 .160 95 -4.9 1.0 0.6 72 19 2.3 -0.9 -1.0 0.2
2010 IND AAA 70 274 .262 .332 .411 .323 105 4 8.2 4.2 118 2 11.9 -1.3 7.2 2.9
2011 PHI MLB 2 6 .263 .306 .403 .400 89 0.2 0.2 0.1 78 13 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.1
2011 LEH AAA 103 409 .259 .323 .399 .322 91 14.2 12.7 7.5 131 1 27.7 2.6 16.6 6.4
2012 PHI MLB 50 157 .246 .309 .386 .257 99 3.9 4.3 2.4 111 18 10.0 -1.4 3.0 1.9
2012 LEH AAA 37 141 .260 .328 .388 .250 99 2.9 4.2 1.9 133 2 5.7 -1.1 6.5 1.7
2013 PHI MLB 68 218 .249 .314 .389 .228 105 -7.7 5.7 3.3 101 15 5.5 1.1 1.2 1.8
2013 REA AA 1 4 .242 .307 .401 .000 105 -1 0.1 0.1 91 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LEH AAA 3 12 .326 .381 .483 .182 102 -1.6 0.3 0.1 83 5 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 13 31 .253 .306 .392 .333 105 0.3 0.8 0.3 105 15 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2
2014 TOR MLB 34 84 .253 .310 .387 .197 103 -4.6 2.2 0.9 98 18 2.7 -0.5 0.1 0.6
2014 BUF AAA 27 100 .264 .328 .391 .333 98 3.8 3.0 0.7 105 3 1.7 -0.2 0.9 0.6
2015 KCA MLB 4 5 .233 .298 .367 .000 98 -0.8 0.1 0.1 76 21 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2015 PHI MLB 12 23 .250 .311 .398 .263 99 -0.9 0.6 0.1 80 16 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.1
2015 LEH AAA 26 97 .245 .315 .361 .362 99 8.8 2.7 0 136 3 0.7 -0.2 4.3 0.8
2015 OMA AAA 15 62 .282 .345 .439 .182 106 -1.8 1.7 0.9 101 3 3.9 -0.5 0.4 0.6
2015 TAC AAA 10 43 .278 .339 .436 .250 111 -2.6 1.2 -0.2 99 4 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.1
2016 HOU MLB 14 30 .257 .316 .432 .133 101 -6 0.8 0.5 41 16 -0.2 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2016 PIT MLB 18 57 .245 .307 .386 .135 94 -9.4 1.6 1.1 45 16 0.0 0.3 -3.6 -0.1
2016 BUF AAA 19 68 .245 .315 .356 .191 98 -7 1.9 1.1 86 2 -0.3 -0.5 -1.0 0.1
2016 SLC AAA 12 41 .259 .313 .383 .333 100 -1.8 1.2 0.4 66 6 -0.2 0.6 -1.5 0.1
2017 NYA MLB 4 2 .277 .373 .432 1.000 114 1 0.1 0 104 33 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2017 COH AAA 86 324 .258 .327 .391 .306 106 7.6 9.6 4.9 130 2 9.0 -1.7 12.1 3.3
2018 MIL MLB 67 219 .247 .318 .401 .264 95 -7.5 6.1 3.7 93 17 10.4 0.6 -0.9 2.1
2018 SWB AAA 17 61 .235 .311 .355 .263 98 2.3 1.8 1.1 130 4 1.6 0.0 2.4 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 MED Rk 151 142 20 39 5 0 4 56 11 6 32 0 1 .275 .318 .394 .120 0 0
2003 AUB A- 185 157 25 49 15 0 5 79 26 21 31 0 1 .312 .413 .503 .191 0 0
2003 CWV A 22 19 0 6 3 0 0 9 2 1 7 0 0 .316 .409 .474 .158 0 0
2003 NHV AA 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2004 AUB A- 41 39 5 12 6 0 0 18 10 1 8 0 0 .308 .325 .462 .154 0 0
2004 DUN A+ 52 49 6 14 4 0 1 21 6 2 16 0 0 .286 .327 .429 .143 0 0
2004 NHP AA 12 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .444 .111 0 0
2005 NHP AA 332 292 27 60 10 0 11 103 34 27 86 2 0 .205 .284 .353 .147 3 3
2006 SYR AAA 47 40 12 10 2 0 1 15 7 5 4 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .125 0 0
2006 NHP AA 284 258 34 58 10 0 6 86 27 16 54 1 0 .225 .290 .333 .109 1 1
2007 NHP AA 182 160 22 40 15 1 8 81 30 12 33 0 0 .250 .318 .506 .256 2 2
2007 SYR AAA 124 112 10 24 2 0 5 41 19 8 28 0 1 .214 .266 .366 .152 3 3
2008 NHP AA 121 102 15 25 5 0 7 51 19 13 26 2 0 .245 .353 .500 .255 0 0
2008 SYR AAA 158 145 20 34 11 1 9 74 24 9 33 1 0 .234 .287 .510 .276 1 1
2009 IND AAA 353 319 45 87 30 0 11 150 43 31 72 7 0 .273 .339 .470 .197 0 0
2010 IND AAA 274 230 30 63 22 1 9 114 41 32 54 1 2 .274 .384 .496 .222 0 0
2010 PIT MLB 36 34 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 9 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .000 0 0
2011 PHI MLB 6 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 0 0
2011 LEH AAA 409 358 56 103 19 0 15 167 53 38 72 2 0 .288 .372 .466 .179 2 0
2012 PHI MLB 157 141 14 35 9 0 9 71 26 11 34 0 0 .248 .306 .504 .255 3 0
2012 LEH AAA 141 124 17 33 10 0 8 67 30 10 20 0 0 .266 .326 .540 .274 4 0
2013 LEH AAA 12 12 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .083 0 0
2013 PHI MLB 218 197 21 42 7 0 9 76 26 18 45 0 0 .213 .280 .386 .173 2 0
2013 REA AA 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2014 KCA MLB 31 29 4 8 1 0 2 15 3 1 10 0 0 .276 .290 .517 .241 1
2014 TOR MLB 84 81 8 16 3 0 3 28 10 3 12 0 0 .198 .226 .346 .148 0
2014 BUF AAA 100 87 13 26 10 0 3 45 17 9 18 0 1 .299 .354 .517 .218 3
2015 KCA MLB 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0
2015 PHI MLB 23 22 3 5 2 0 0 7 2 1 3 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .091 0 0
2015 LEH AAA 97 77 14 24 8 1 3 43 15 18 18 1 0 .312 .433 .558 .247 2 0
2015 OMA AAA 62 56 7 12 2 0 4 26 12 5 9 0 0 .214 .274 .464 .250 1 0
2015 TAC AAA 43 39 3 8 4 0 0 12 5 3 7 0 0 .205 .279 .308 .103 0 0
2016 SLC AAA 41 39 6 9 3 0 0 12 7 1 12 0 0 .231 .268 .308 .077 0 0
2016 BUF AAA 68 58 6 9 1 0 0 10 1 7 11 0 0 .155 .269 .172 .017 0 1
2016 HOU MLB 30 29 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 14 0 0 .069 .100 .103 .034 0 0
2016 PIT MLB 57 56 3 6 1 0 1 10 4 0 18 0 0 .107 .107 .179 .071 0 1
2017 COH AAA 324 282 38 76 16 1 13 133 37 32 64 5 1 .270 .359 .472 .202 1 1
2017 NYA MLB 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 .500 0 0
2018 SWB AAA 61 52 10 14 2 0 4 28 6 7 10 0 0 .269 .356 .538 .269 0 1
2018 MIL MLB 219 203 18 48 6 0 6 72 23 6 40 1 0 .236 .280 .355 .118 2 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 139 0.5396 0.4460 0.7581 0.5333 0.3438 0.8750 0.5455 0.2419 0.0013
2011 21 0.4286 0.6667 0.5714 0.8889 0.5000 0.6250 0.5000 0.4286 -0.0002
2012 577 0.4575 0.5061 0.7432 0.6667 0.3706 0.8182 0.6293 0.2568 0.0029
2013 863 0.4902 0.5168 0.7511 0.6761 0.3636 0.8671 0.5438 0.2489 0.0018
2014 418 0.5215 0.5215 0.7202 0.6606 0.3700 0.8194 0.5270 0.2798 0.0048
2015 108 0.5278 0.5463 0.7627 0.6842 0.3922 0.7692 0.7500 0.2373 0.0006
2016 332 0.5090 0.4940 0.6280 0.5858 0.3988 0.7475 0.4462 0.3720 0.0000
2017 5 0.4000 0.6000 0.6667 1.0000 0.3333 1.0000 0.0000 0.3333 0.0000
2018 805 0.4969 0.4783 0.7532 0.6225 0.3358 0.8394 0.5956 0.2468 0.0000
Career32680.49480.50280.73320.64610.36330.82910.56540.26680.0017

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
2013-08-12 2013-08-13 DTD 1 1 - Knee Soreness - -
2013-06-09 2013-07-14 15-DL 35 32 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-06-11 -
2007-07-05 2007-07-19 Minors 14 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-04-15 2004-04-25 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIL $1,500,000
2018 MIL $
2017 CLE $
2016 HOU $850,000
2015 KCA $532,500
2014 TOR $510,200
2013 PHI $496,000
2012 PHI $
2011 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,388,700
2018Current$1,500,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$3,888,700
5 yrTotal$3,888,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 156 dJackson Management1 year/$1.5M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2019). Re-signed by Milwaukee 11/27/18 (avoided arbitration). $0.3M signing bonus. 19:$1.2M.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/12/17 (minor-league contract). Performance bonuses based on plate appearances (earned additional $0.1M). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from NY Yankees 5/25/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/1/16 (minor-league contract). Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Cleveland 8/31/17. Contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/17. Elected free agency 11/2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.85M in majors. Acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 3/28/16. DFA by Houston 5/16/16. Released 5/22/16. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 5/27/16 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from LA Angels, contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/11/16. DFA by Pittsburgh 7/19/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/22/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5325M (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15. Claimed by Boston off waivers 6/21/15 after being DFA by Kansas City 6/11/15. DFA by Boston 6/25/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 6/28/15 (refused assignment 6/29/15). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/2/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Seattle 7/15/15. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 7/17/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Philadelphia 9/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/7/15. Refused assignment, elected free agency 10/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5102M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 3/14. Acquired with rhp Liam Hendriks by Kansas City 7/28/14 in trade from Toronto in exchange for 3b Danny Valencia.
  • 1 year/$0.496M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia for 2011 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/17/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh for 2010. DFA by Pittsburgh 9/8/10, sent outright to Triple-A 9/10/10.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2002 (29-866) (Eastern Mennonite U.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .199 .235 .375 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .126 .149 .199 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.073 -.085 -.176 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .192 .222 .385 ?
31 vs R (2016) .051 .051 .051 ?
38 Split (2016) -.141 -.171 -.334 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Were you the guy at Ray Js who thought Erik Kratz should be starting over Salvador Perez in the 2014 playoffs then Perez hit a dinger? Good times.
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
I was. They were. I stumbled upon the article I wrote around that idea a few days ago; it was a fine argument that just happened to be moronic. Here's the link, actually: http://www.banishedtothepen.com/spoilers-yup-but-really-no/

That he hit a homer that night, though, really is Baseball being Baseball. I'm kind of sad to see those Royals teams go. (Matthew Trueblood)
2013-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thoroughly enjoyed your recent piece with Eric Kratz. Are we gonna have QUIET F/X soon now?
(David from Toledo)
Thanks, David. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Erik Kratz. FIELDf/x could conceivably double as QUIETf/x. (Ben Lindbergh)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2006 AAA .005 0.6 530 -.001 0.2 9 .018 -.002 -0.1 1.3 0.5
2007 AAA .013 4.0 1032 .000 0.1 33 -.019 -.002 0.4 5.2 7.6
2008 AAA -.003 -1.3 1562 .000 0.0 31 -.018 .000 0.4 -1.2 -0.7
2009 AAA .018 16.7 3598 -.001 0.5 69 -.012 .000 0.5 16.9 20.2
2010 MLB .028 2.2 341 .000 0.0 7 -.019 .003 0.1 2.1 2.3
2010 AAA .015 10.7 2659 -.001 0.9 61 .016 .000 -0.7 9.7 11.9
2011 AAA .022 25.8 4131 -.001 1.4 69 -.007 -.002 0.4 26.7 27.7
2011 MLB -.004 0.0 33 .025 -0.2 1 .000 .001 0.0 0.9 0.5
2012 AAA .016 5.9 1311 -.002 0.7 27 .031 .001 -0.5 6.4 5.7
2012 MLB .021 6.3 1569 -.003 1.2 29 -.077 .000 1.4 9.2 10.0
2013 AAA .014 0.2 58 .000 0.0 1 .012 .000 0.0 0.7 0.2
2013 MLB .011 5.0 2413 -.003 1.7 38 .025 -.002 -0.5 6.0 5.5
2014 AAA .010 2.2 834 .000 0.1 10 .012 .000 -0.1 2.4 1.7
2014 MLB .013 2.7 1022 -.003 0.8 22 .013 -.001 -0.2 3.8 3.0
2015 AAA .013 4.1 1229 -.001 0.3 17 .003 -.002 0.0 3.8 4.6
2015 MLB -.005 -0.2 142 -.001 0.0 3 .005 .000 0.0 -0.2 0.6
2016 MLB .004 0.8 1042 .000 0.0 15 -.033 -.001 0.3 1.5 -0.2
2016 AAA .014 4.0 0 .000 0.0 14 .003 .000 0.0 4.1 -0.5
2017 MLB -.014 -0.1 21 -.012 0.1 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 AAA .008 7.3 3256 -.002 2.1 60 -.028 -.001 1.1 10.0 9.0
2018 MLB .018 9.9 2473 -.002 1.3 37 .003 .002 -0.1 11.1 10.4
2018 AAA .005 1.1 702 -.001 0.3 15 -.005 .001 0.0 1.2 1.6

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