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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 209 .202 .266 .356 85 0.7
Birth Date7-25-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age40 years, 4 months, 2 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
2006 TBA 25 10 33 5 1 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .172 .273 .207 80 -0.7 -0.4 -0.3 0.0
2007 TBA 26 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 70 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2008 TBA 27 44 152 30 7 0 6 12 30 1 0 0 .222 .287 .407 88 -1.8 0.5 0.3 0.6
2009 TBA 28 7 14 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .357 80 -0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0
Career64209388071641100.202.266.35685-3.20.20.10.7

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
2001 PRI Rk APL 15 67 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HUD A- NYP 73 302 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CSC A SAL 68 260 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA SOU 22 69 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BAK A+ CLF 34 144 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MNT AA SOU 10 39 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MNT AA SOU 89 350 .267 .337 .394 .374 97 -5.3 4.0 1.4 114 0 -1.6 -1.6 8.4 1.1
2006 TBA MLB AL 10 33 .273 .335 .438 .227 108 -3.5 1.0 0.5 80 13 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 0.0
2006 DUR AAA INT 115 453 .258 .325 .387 .347 100 7.8 12.2 3.7 118 0 -19.5 -2.4 8.2 0.2
2007 TBA MLB AL 3 10 .263 .331 .425 .111 104 -2.4 0.3 0.2 70 8 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2007 VRO A+ FSL 8 31 .260 .318 .408 .360 108 -0.9 1.0 0.1 95 0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0
2007 DUR AAA INT 33 133 .257 .324 .398 .341 96 0.1 3.8 1.9 87 0 -2.6 -1.5 -1.6 0.0
2008 TBA MLB AL 44 152 .270 .341 .425 .238 105 -2.5 4.4 2.6 88 18 0.3 0.5 -1.8 0.6
2009 TBA MLB AL 7 14 .287 .356 .475 .100 109 -1.8 0.4 0.2 80 20 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2009 PCH A+ FSL 12 45 .240 .316 .341 .303 102 -0.9 1.3 -0.3 106 0 0.0 -0.4 0.3 0.1
2009 MNT AA SOU 3 7 .246 .325 .357 .400 92 -0.4 0.2 0 72 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2009 DUR AAA INT 11 42 .266 .334 .395 .219 115 -3 1.2 0.2 56 0 0.0 -0.1 -1.8 0.0
2010 BIN AA EAS 2 5 .256 .311 .394 .500 113 0.7 0.1 0.1 102 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 BUF AAA INT 2 5 .318 .372 .468 .200 99 -0.6 0.2 0.1 65 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2011 HUN AA SOU 7 7 .262 .345 .379 .250 117 -0.7 0.2 0 60 0 0.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1

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
2001 PRI Rk APL 67 58 15 20 4 0 8 48 17 9 18 1 0 .345 .433 .828 .483 0 0
2002 HUD A- NYP 302 266 34 70 13 0 9 110 48 32 72 2 2 .263 .342 .414 .150 2 2
2003 CSC A SAL 260 232 33 65 17 0 3 91 34 19 35 3 4 .280 .344 .392 .112 1 1
2003 ORL AA SOU 69 62 7 17 6 0 1 26 11 4 14 0 0 .274 .328 .419 .145 0 0
2004 BAK A+ CLF 144 127 20 44 11 0 5 70 22 15 23 0 1 .346 .420 .551 .205 0 0
2004 MNT AA SOU 39 36 3 8 1 0 2 15 7 2 14 0 0 .222 .282 .417 .194 0 0
2005 MNT AA SOU 350 313 40 97 21 0 8 142 53 26 69 1 2 .310 .368 .454 .144 2 2
2006 DUR AAA INT 453 417 43 122 26 2 11 185 54 27 88 2 2 .293 .341 .444 .151 2 2
2006 TBA MLB AL 33 29 3 5 1 0 0 6 1 4 7 0 0 .172 .273 .207 .034 0 0
2007 VRO A+ FSL 31 30 3 9 2 0 0 11 5 1 5 0 0 .300 .323 .367 .067 0 0
2007 DUR AAA INT 133 121 10 34 9 1 4 57 16 4 30 0 3 .281 .333 .471 .190 1 1
2007 TBA MLB AL 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 0 0
2008 TBA MLB AL 152 135 21 30 7 0 6 55 24 12 30 0 0 .222 .287 .407 .185 2 2
2009 TBA MLB AL 14 14 2 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 3 0 0 .143 .143 .357 .214 0 0
2009 MNT AA SOU 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0
2009 PCH A+ FSL 45 39 5 10 2 0 0 12 2 4 6 1 0 .256 .356 .308 .051 0 0
2009 DUR AAA INT 42 40 4 8 2 0 1 13 5 1 7 0 0 .200 .238 .325 .125 0 0
2010 BIN AA EAS 5 5 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .800 .400 0 0
2010 BUF AAA INT 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2011 HUN AA SOU 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 552 0.5145 0.5145 0.7500 0.7394 0.2761 0.8000 0.6081 0.2500 -0.0022
2009 49 0.4490 0.5510 0.7407 0.6818 0.4444 0.8667 0.5833 0.2593 -0.0018
Career6010.50920.51750.74920.73470.28980.80540.60610.2508-0.0022

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
2011-04-22 2011-09-06 Minors 137 123 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-07 2011-04-16 Minors 9 7 General Medical Recovery From Respiratory Pneumonia -
2011-02-16 2011-02-16 Camp 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Pneumonia -
2010-04-11 2010-05-09 Minors 28 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-08-04 2009-08-16 Minors 12 0 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2009-04-10 2009-07-29 15-DL 110 98 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-09-08 2008-10-02 15-DL 24 21 Right Knee Surgery Infected Bursa Sac 2008-09-10
2008-03-16 2008-03-22 Camp 6 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2007-06-02 2007-10-01 60-DL 121 110 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2007-06-27

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 NYN $
2011 NYN $
2009 TBA $413,900
2008 TBA $392,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$806,000
2 yrTotal$806,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 134 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from TB 2/11/10 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/11/09 recalled 9/1/09 optioned to Triple-A 7/29/09 re-signed 2/25/09, 1 year/$0.4139M (09)
  • 1 year/$0.3921M (08)
  • recalled 5/24/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year (07)
  • recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 3/06 contract purchased 11/05
  • 00 (24-706)

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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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
2005 aax .000 0.0 2971 .001 -0.9 73 .016 .005 -0.7 -1.3 -1.6
2006 mlb -.003 -0.3 329 .000 0.0 3 -.044 .004 0.1 1.4 -0.3
2006 aaa -.008 -7.0 3508 .000 -0.1 69 .027 -.003 -1.0 -7.5 -19.5
2007 aaa -.001 -0.4 1356 -.001 0.2 34 -.009 .001 0.2 0.0 -2.6
2007 mlb .001 0.0 155 .000 0.0 3 .035 .001 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2007 afa .000 0.0 179 -.001 0.1 2 .002 -.001 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 mlb .005 1.7 1539 .000 0.1 22 .063 .002 -0.9 0.4 0.3
2009 afa .000 0.0 128 -.001 0.0 0 .000 -.003 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 mlb -.003 -0.1 195 -.003 0.2 2 .007 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.1
2009 aaa .002 0.2 323 .000 0.0 5 .009 .000 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 aax -.003 0.0 58 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 -0.1
2010 aax .000 0.0 61 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 aaa .003 0.0 40 .000 0.0 1 .003 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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