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Portrait of Vladimir Guerrero

Vladimir Guerrero DH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 9059 .318 .379 .553 139 66.1
Birth Date2-9-1975
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age44 years, 1 months, 11 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
1996 MON 21 9 27 5 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .185 .185 .296 67 -1.1 0.3 -0.3 0.0
1997 MON 22 90 354 98 22 2 11 19 39 7 3 4 .302 .350 .483 104 3.4 -2.0 6.4 1.3
1998 MON 23 159 677 202 37 7 38 42 95 7 11 9 .324 .371 .589 147 41.5 0.5 5.0 5.6
1999 MON 24 160 674 193 37 5 42 55 62 7 14 7 .316 .378 .600 139 38.9 -1.8 8.1 5.2
2000 MON 25 154 641 197 28 11 44 58 74 8 9 10 .345 .410 .664 159 56.3 -3.0 0.1 6.2
2001 MON 26 159 671 184 45 4 34 60 88 9 37 16 .307 .377 .566 134 32.2 4.9 18.3 6.7
2002 MON 27 161 709 206 37 2 39 84 70 6 40 20 .336 .417 .593 161 57.3 3.0 3.6 7.7
2003 MON 28 112 467 130 20 3 25 63 53 6 9 5 .330 .426 .586 150 31.0 -3.0 10.7 4.6
2004 ANA 29 156 680 206 39 2 39 52 74 8 15 3 .337 .391 .598 154 47.3 5.9 13.0 7.7
2005 ANA 30 141 594 165 29 2 32 61 48 8 13 1 .317 .394 .565 158 42.0 -1.7 4.2 5.5
2006 ANA 31 156 665 200 34 1 33 50 68 4 15 5 .329 .382 .552 140 38.2 -2.0 5.8 5.2
2007 ANA 32 150 660 186 45 1 27 71 62 9 2 3 .324 .403 .547 141 37.2 -4.2 -4.8 3.8
2008 ANA 33 143 600 164 31 3 27 51 77 4 5 3 .303 .365 .521 132 25.4 -1.5 -3.4 3.0
2009 ANA 34 100 407 113 16 1 15 19 56 4 2 1 .295 .334 .460 102 2.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.6
2010 TEX 35 152 643 178 27 1 29 35 60 9 4 5 .300 .345 .496 131 23.9 -5.7 -1.4 2.5
2011 BAL 36 145 590 163 30 1 13 17 56 7 2 2 .290 .317 .416 99 0.4 -1.8 0.0 0.5
Career2147905925904774644973798510318194.318.379.553139475.9-12.765.366.1

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
1995 AGA A SAL 110 462 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MON MLB NL 9 27 .258 .317 .379 .174 97 -2.8 0.8 -0.2 67 14 -0.3 0.3 -1.1 0.0
1996 WPB A+ FSL 20 85 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 HAR AA EAS 118 479 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB NL 90 354 .259 .325 .402 .313 99 11.3 9.4 -3.8 104 8 6.4 -2.0 3.4 1.3
1997 WPB A+ FSL 0 11 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB NL 159 677 .262 .325 .412 .331 92 54.8 17.6 -7.4 147 10 5.0 0.5 41.5 5.6
1999 MON MLB NL 160 674 .268 .338 .427 .297 100 35 18.3 -7.8 139 9 8.1 -1.8 38.9 5.2
2000 MON MLB NL 154 641 .266 .337 .437 .335 107 47.5 20.2 -7.5 159 8 0.1 -3.0 56.3 6.2
2001 MON MLB NL 159 671 .260 .326 .419 .313 102 31.2 20.0 -7.4 134 7 18.3 4.9 32.2 6.7
2002 MON MLB NL 161 709 .258 .326 .408 .327 103 50.1 20.4 -7.6 161 8 3.6 3.0 57.3 7.7
2003 MON MLB NL 112 467 .263 .330 .420 .328 103 32.7 12.3 -5.1 150 13 10.7 -3.0 31.0 4.6
2003 BRV A+ FSL 3 7 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB AL 156 680 .268 .334 .430 .329 103 41.2 20.2 -7.9 154 10 13.0 5.9 47.3 7.7
2005 ANA MLB AL 141 594 .265 .325 .416 .299 96 44 17.1 -6.9 158 9 4.2 -1.7 42.0 5.5
2006 ANA MLB AL 156 665 .272 .335 .428 .327 102 29 20.0 -8.4 140 6 5.8 -2.0 38.2 5.2
2007 ANA MLB AL 150 660 .274 .339 .427 .324 100 44.2 19.6 -8.7 141 7 -4.8 -4.2 37.2 3.8
2008 ANA MLB AL 143 600 .265 .332 .419 .311 103 18.7 17.3 -7.9 132 9 -3.4 -1.5 25.4 3.0
2009 ANA MLB AL 100 407 .262 .329 .417 .313 104 2.4 11.7 -7.4 102 13 -0.1 -0.5 2.0 0.6
2009 RCU A+ CLF 2 6 .272 .335 .439 .600 90 1.5 0.2 -0.1 155 0 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0
2010 TEX MLB AL 152 643 .259 .324 .407 .292 113 10.9 17.7 -10.7 131 11 -1.4 -5.7 23.9 2.5
2011 BAL MLB AL 145 590 .250 .315 .396 .302 106 -4.8 15.9 -10.1 99 10 0.0 -1.8 0.4 0.5
2011 BOW AA EAS 1 4 .294 .335 .436 .250 79 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 87 0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2012 DUN A+ FSL 4 20 .249 .328 .365 .333 109 4.8 0.6 -0.3 262 0 0.0 0.2 2.8 0.3
2012 LVG AAA PCL 8 35 .297 .357 .468 .303 108 0 1.0 -0.6 80 0 -0.4 0.3 -1.2 -0.1
2012 LIC Wnt DWL 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .194 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
1995 AGA A SAL 462 421 77 140 21 10 16 229 63 30 45 12 7 .333 .386 .544 .211 0 0
1996 MON MLB NL 27 27 2 5 0 0 1 8 1 0 3 0 0 .185 .185 .296 .111 0 0
1996 WPB A+ FSL 85 80 16 29 8 0 5 52 18 3 10 2 2 .363 .393 .650 .288 0 0
1996 HAR AA EAS 479 417 84 150 32 8 19 255 78 51 42 17 10 .360 .440 .612 .252 0 0
1997 MON MLB NL 354 325 44 98 22 2 11 157 40 19 39 3 4 .302 .350 .483 .182 3 0
1997 WPB A+ FSL 11 10 0 4 2 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 0 .400 .455 .600 .200 0 0
1998 MON MLB NL 677 623 108 202 37 7 38 367 109 42 95 11 9 .324 .371 .589 .265 5 0
1999 MON MLB NL 674 610 102 193 37 5 42 366 131 55 62 14 7 .316 .378 .600 .284 2 0
2000 MON MLB NL 641 571 101 197 28 11 44 379 123 58 74 9 10 .345 .410 .664 .319 4 0
2001 MON MLB NL 671 599 107 184 45 4 34 339 108 60 88 37 16 .307 .377 .566 .259 3 0
2002 MON MLB NL 709 614 106 206 37 2 39 364 111 84 70 40 20 .336 .417 .593 .257 5 0
2003 MON MLB NL 467 394 71 130 20 3 25 231 79 63 53 9 5 .330 .426 .586 .256 4 0
2003 BRV A+ FSL 7 6 2 3 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .571 1.000 .500 0 0
2004 ANA MLB AL 680 612 124 206 39 2 39 366 126 52 74 15 3 .337 .391 .598 .261 8 0
2005 ANA MLB AL 594 520 95 165 29 2 32 294 108 61 48 13 1 .317 .394 .565 .248 5 0
2006 ANA MLB AL 665 607 92 200 34 1 33 335 116 50 68 15 5 .329 .382 .552 .222 4 0
2007 ANA MLB AL 660 574 89 186 45 1 27 314 125 71 62 2 3 .324 .403 .547 .223 6 0
2008 ANA MLB AL 600 541 85 164 31 3 27 282 91 51 77 5 3 .303 .365 .521 .218 4 0
2009 ANA MLB AL 407 383 59 113 16 1 15 176 50 19 56 2 1 .295 .334 .460 .164 1 0
2009 RCU A+ CLF 6 6 2 3 2 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .833 .333 0 0
2010 TEX MLB AL 643 593 83 178 27 1 29 294 115 35 60 4 5 .300 .345 .496 .196 6 0
2011 BAL MLB AL 590 562 60 163 30 1 13 234 63 17 56 2 2 .290 .317 .416 .126 4 0
2011 BOW AA EAS 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2012 LIC Wnt DWL 34 32 1 6 0 0 0 6 4 1 2 0 0 .188 .206 .188 .000 1 0
2012 LVG AAA PCL 35 33 5 10 2 1 0 14 4 0 1 0 0 .303 .314 .424 .121 1 0
2012 DUN A+ FSL 20 20 7 9 1 0 4 22 8 0 1 0 0 .450 .450 1.100 .650 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1893 0.4015 0.5890 0.8090 0.7855 0.4572 0.8811 0.7259 0.1910 0.0043
2009 1295 0.4178 0.5954 0.8016 0.7893 0.4562 0.8571 0.7326 0.1984 0.0048
2010 1976 0.4423 0.5916 0.7870 0.7815 0.4410 0.8463 0.7037 0.2130 0.0020
2011 1887 0.4229 0.5904 0.8097 0.7807 0.4509 0.9005 0.6945 0.1903 -0.0005
Career70510.42170.59130.80170.78380.45080.87210.71250.19830.0024

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
2011-08-24 2011-08-25 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion From Batting Practice - -
2011-07-11 2011-07-26 15-DL 15 10 Right Hand Fracture Hairline - -
2009-09-17 2009-09-18 DTD 1 1 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs HBP -
2009-08-16 2009-08-17 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion -
2009-07-08 2009-08-04 15-DL 27 21 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-16 2009-05-25 15-DL 39 35 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2009-03-28 2009-03-29 Camp 1 0 Right Face Infection Eye -
2009-02-14 2009-03-20 Camp 34 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2008-10-10
2008-10-10 2008-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2008-10-10
2008-09-13 2008-09-20 DTD 7 6 Right Knee Inflammation -
2008-08-25 2008-08-27 DTD 2 2 Bilateral Soreness -
2008-06-25 2008-06-27 DTD 2 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-06-02 2008-06-06 DTD 4 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2008-04-17 2008-04-18 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Contusion Index Finger HBP -
2008-03-20 2008-03-24 Camp 4 0 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-10-05 2007-10-05 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP -
2007-09-29 2007-10-03 DTD 4 2 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps -
2007-09-27 2007-09-28 DTD 1 0 Forearm Contusion HBP -
2007-09-06 2007-09-11 DTD 5 4 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps -
2007-04-17 2007-04-20 DTD 3 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2006-09-29 2006-10-02 DTD 3 3 Right Foot Soreness Heel -
2006-08-15 2006-08-15 DTD 0 0 Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2006-07-29 2006-07-29 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Fatigue -
2006-04-13 2006-04-14 DTD 1 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2005-09-15 2005-09-15 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness Jammed -
2005-07-26 2005-07-26 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2005-05-21 2005-06-10 15-DL 20 18 Left Shoulder Subluxation -
2005-04-12 2005-04-12 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion -
2005-01-08 2005-01-08 WIN 0 0 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2004-07-30 2004-07-30 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Contusion Errant Throw -
2004-07-24 2004-07-27 DTD 3 3 Hand Contusion HBP -
2004-04-25 2004-04-27 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2004-03-12 2004-03-13 Camp 1 0 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2003-06-05 2003-07-21 15-DL 46 39 Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2003-05-27 2003-06-03 DTD 7 6 Low Back Strain -
1997-07-12 1997-07-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Hand Fracture Hairline - -
1997-06-06 1997-06-20 15-DL 14 12 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-03-30 1997-05-02 15-DL 33 25 Left Foot Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BAL $8,000,000
2010 TEX $5,500,000
2009 ANA $15,000,000
2008 ANA $15,500,000
2007 ANA $14,500,000
2006 ANA $13,500,000
2005 ANA $12,500,000
2004 ANA $11,000,000
2003 MON $11,000,000
2002 MON $8,000,000
2001 MON $6,000,000
2000 MON $3,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$124,000,000
12 yrTotal$124,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 18 dFern Cuza1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 5/10/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 6/12/12.
  • 1 year/$8M (2011). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/4/11. $3M in salary deferred without interest, paid 2016-17. Performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2010), plus 2011 mutual option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/11/10. 10:$5.5M, 11: $9M mutual option, $1M buyout. $0.25M assignment bonus with trade. $0.9M roster bonus based on days on active roster. Texas declined 2011 option 11/4/10.
  • 5 years/$70M (2004-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/04. $5M signing bonus. 04:$10M, 05:$11.5M, 06:$12.5M, 07:$13.5M, 08:$14.5M, 09:$15M club option, $3M buyout. Award bonuses: $0.2M for 3rd place in 2005 MVP vote. $0.1M for All-Star.
  • 5 years/$28M (1999-2003). Signed extension with Montreal. 99:$1M, 00:$3.5M, 01:$6M, 02:$8M, 03:$9.5M. 2001 All-Star berth increased 2003 salary by $0.5M to $11.5M.
  • 1 year/$0.23M (1998). Re-signed by Montreal.
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1997). Re-signed by Montreal.
  • Signed by Montreal 1993 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has your favourite name to say? Who has your favourite other people say? Past present or future!
(otirol from Southern Ontario)
Currently it's Arismendy Alcántara, all time is a toughie, but:
Eugenio Velez
Placido Polanco
Vladimir Guerrero
Raimel Tapia
Runelvys Hernandez


are a few of my all time favorites. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a cubs fan and im really starting to get worried about castro's future. Do you think he can ever get more selective in order to hit for more power?? or was he just not born with it
(DonKeji from chicago)
I still think Vladimir Guerrero is always going to be THE exception to this question, but it's not like his teammate Alfonso Soriano was ever super-selective and he's been a terrific power hitter even as power in the game has decreased. So there is a chance to develop power without talking walks; I'm just not convinced Castro has that kind of swing. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)This deal just went down in our 12 team mixed keeper league. Team 1 is the commishiner, team 2 a new team. Team 1 Josh Johnson and Ian Kinsler Team 2 David Price, Jorge De La Rosa and Matt Carpenter Fair?
(Dave from Miami)
Not a fantasy guy, but I'm not outraged by either side. Please ask again in one of our fantasy chats, though.

By the way, on things I actually do write, a quick plug for today's article on my favorite names discovered on the rosters of the independent Atlantic League. Ian Snell, Hayden Penn, Vladimir Guerrero, Adam Greenberg and many more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20323 (Zachary Levine)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Rymer Liriano kind of like Vladimir Guerrero with Mike Trout speed and Jeff Francouer's arm?
(matt from LA)
Yeah, kind of like that. Also, I'm kind of like Tom Verducci. (Jason Parks)
2012-03-14 13:30:00 (link to chat)Will Vladimir Guerrero ever play again?
(Alpha from Toronto)
The odds are against it, but I hope so. I'll miss him when he's gone. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Got your picks for best and worst signings of the offseason handy?
(enosarris from Teaneck)
I don't, but let's live dangerously!

Best: Vladimir Guerrero
Worst: Randy Wolf (Tommy Bennett)
2009-12-29 15:00:00 (link to chat)How about the flip side to Klaus's question - which player that currently looks like a sure-thing HOFer has a high probability of flaming out and is overrated come enshrinement time?
(Tex Premium Lager from NJ)
Vladimir Guerrero. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does someone like Robison Cano, who takes such few walks, and who has such mediocre speed, manage to hit .320 with 25 home runs? To put it in perspective, he walks half as much as even Vladimir Guerrero did at the same age.
(Christopher from Nashville)
The secret to batting average is a good line drive rate, and despite his lack of selectivity, when Cano is on his game he's very good at getting a pitch and hitting it hard somewhere. When he's off his game he not only swings at everything but pulls off the ball so it heads weakly for shortstop on the ground or short left field in the air.

...Bunt Punto now? (Steven Goldman)
2009-06-03 15:00:00 (link to chat)Not a team related question, but one regarding individual players. How do you see these players ranking over the next five years: Lance Berkman, Vladimir Guerrero, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Lee, Manny Ramirez. Thanks.
(Krams706 from Boston)
Wow, you named four 33-year-olds and a 37-year-old, and you want to know what their next five years look like? Sell now, because they're not going to be getting better, and in many cases -- I'm thinking Vlad and Lee, particularly -- I think the decline will be precipitous due to injuries and conditioning. If I had to pick one to own five years from now it would probably be Soriano because of his body type. PECOTA appears to agree, though it also puts in a good word for Berkman. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)how does guerrero hold up this year? is last year's struggle to maintain elite level signal the end?
(Dr. Zaius from VA)
Vladimir Guerrero had his knees cleaned out over the winter, but I'm told he's not running at 100% yet. He's always been an awkward looking runner, but that's never clearly been a bad thing. I think age is catching up with him, like all of us, and don't see him fighting off the effects. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)"I really like Matt Kemp. He's got a 15% shot of being Vladimir Guerrero." Joe Sheehan, June 20th chat. Seriously? Vlad is a big name to drop.
(David from Sonoma State University, CA)
It's a huge name to drop, but what's Joe really saying here? He's saying that chances are 17 out of 20 that he will NOT turn into that. I don't think it's out of bounds at all.

Quick tip. Questions that might have some value to others catch my eye MUCH MUCH more than quesitons like "Rank these 34 players" followed by a list of players. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Better lifetime keeper for next year and beyond (points based league)...Alex Rios, Matt kemp or Mad Max Scherzer Thanks
(Mike from Westbury, N.Y.)
Matt Kemp, then Scherzer, then Rios. I really like Matt Kemp. He's got a 15% shot of being Vladimir Guerrero. (Joe Sheehan)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)As an ex-Expos fan (by definition there can be no other kind) I looked at the National's roster and see a horror show. The rose coloured glasses have come off. Vidro plays old and is broken. Wilkerson's a very good player but impossible to imagine as an elite player. Livan was a joy to watch, the full package, pitching, hitting, fielding, but is a tier 2 ace. Are there any positives going on as far as on field play is concerned for the team? I, for one, certainly hope not.
(bobbailey from montreal)
Bob,

The Vidro contract, when it was signed, engendered lots of enthusiasm among Expos fans, as it appeared management was now committing to signing its best players long-term. Of course the one that really mattered got away, and things went downhill from there (not that they were skipping stones by Beaver Lake before Vlad's departure).

Livan in my mind is underrated. He isn't going to put up monster numbers, but give me a mid-to-high 3s ERA and 230+ innings a year, and I'll show you a guy whose contributions come just a hair shy of the elite, even if he seems a Tier 2 on first glance. Your take on Wilkerson sounds about right, though I could see him becoming Berkman Jr. with a breakout year.

The problems lie in years of frnachise neglect, with the draft becoming an afterthought due to depleted staff and depleted resources. Signing Cristian Guzman and Vinny Castilla is only going to make the team ugly in addiiton to being bad. If you're a jilted Expos fan who big on schadenfreude, this is the team for you. (Jonah Keri)


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