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Luke Scott DH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 3193 .258 .340 .481 .281 11
Birth Date6-25-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age39 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 HOU 27 34 89 80 6 15 4 2 0 23 9 23 0 0 0 4 1 1 .188 .270 .287 .204 -3.8 -1.0 -0.5
2006 HOU 28 65 249 214 31 72 19 6 10 133 30 43 4 1 0 37 2 1 .336 .426 .621 .350 31.7 0.5 3.1
2007 HOU 29 132 425 369 49 94 28 5 18 186 53 95 2 1 0 64 3 1 .255 .351 .504 .277 16.6 3.9 2.0
2008 BAL 30 148 536 475 67 122 29 2 23 224 53 102 5 3 0 65 2 2 .257 .336 .472 .278 19.4 -1.2 1.8
2009 BAL 31 128 506 449 61 116 26 1 25 219 55 104 1 1 0 77 0 0 .258 .340 .488 .277 13.3 0.2 1.4
2010 BAL 32 131 517 447 70 127 29 1 27 239 59 98 4 7 0 72 2 0 .284 .368 .535 .299 20.4 -1.4 2.0
2011 BAL 33 64 236 209 24 46 11 0 9 84 24 54 1 2 0 22 1 1 .220 .301 .402 .253 1.5 -1.3 0.0
2012 TBA 34 96 344 314 35 72 22 1 14 138 21 80 5 4 0 55 5 0 .229 .285 .439 .258 2.5 0.3 0.3
2013 TBA 35 91 291 253 27 61 13 2 9 105 30 63 4 4 0 40 1 1 .241 .326 .415 .281 8.1 -0.5 0.8
Career8893193281037072518120135135133466226230436177.258.340.481.281109.7-0.411.0

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 CGA A 49 198 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KIN A+ 48 186 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KIN A+ 67 272 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AKR AA 50 202 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 66 287 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 63 253 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HOU MLB 34 89 .204 .266 .327 .421 .259 .263 99 -5.3 2.6 -0.6 -1.0 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5
2005 ROU AAA 103 449 .362 .277 .346 .440 .271 .306 95 12.9 3.3 -0.8 8.1 -0.1 15.3 2.2 15.3 2.2
2006 HOU MLB 65 249 .350 .264 .331 .431 .265 .383 93 25 7.5 -1.9 0.5 1.1 31.7 3.1 31.7 3.1
2006 ROU AAA 87 381 .331 .267 .339 .403 .263 .322 94 28.3 10.8 -2.7 -6.5 1.2 37.6 3.1 37.6 3.1
2007 HOU MLB 132 425 .277 .265 .332 .420 .258 .296 104 8.1 12.6 -4.3 3.9 0.2 16.6 2.0 16.6 2.0
2008 BAL MLB 148 536 .278 .261 .325 .412 .256 .280 106 10.2 15.5 -4.8 -1.2 -1.5 19.4 1.8 19.4 1.8
2009 BAL MLB 128 506 .277 .265 .332 .423 .259 .283 108 9.1 14.6 -8.1 0.2 -2.2 13.3 1.4 13.3 1.4
2009 DEL A 2 6 .891 .267 .335 .378 .267 .667 76 4 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2010 BAL MLB 131 517 .299 .256 .321 .401 .255 .304 112 20.7 14.3 -8.5 -1.4 -6.1 20.4 2.0 20.4 2.0
2010 ORI Rk 3 11 .318 .241 .322 .321 .261 .250 103 0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 BAL MLB 64 236 .253 .250 .314 .396 .256 .250 103 -1.7 6.4 -2.1 -1.3 -1.1 1.5 0.0 1.5 0.0
2011 BOW AA 3 12 .734 .257 .317 .372 .269 .400 80 6.3 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.2 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2012 TBA MLB 96 344 .258 .258 .323 .417 .264 .259 96 -0.7 9.4 -5.9 0.3 -0.3 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2012 PCH A+ 8 32 .312 .253 .314 .356 .239 .353 108 1.9 1.0 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2012 DUR AAA 2 10 .445 .286 .360 .467 .288 .167 110 2.1 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.0 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2013 TBA MLB 91 291 .281 .253 .320 .400 .265 .281 94 5.9 7.7 -4.4 -0.5 -1.1 8.1 0.8 8.1 0.8
2013 PCH A+ 5 19 .181 .234 .299 .339 .231 .308 100 -1.6 0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 DUR AAA 3 14 .263 .262 .327 .377 .251 .364 105 0 0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2015 BUF AAA 52 212 .258 .259 .322 .366 .253 .294 97 -0.4 5.9 -3.7 -0.6 0.3 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2015 PUE AAA 28 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 KIN A+ 186 22 39 7 1 8 30 16 47 2 1 .239 .323 .442 .202 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CGA A 198 28 44 15 4 7 32 21 58 9 1 .257 .347 .515 .257 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AKR AA 202 21 50 13 1 7 37 11 37 0 1 .273 .317 .470 .197 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KIN A+ 272 37 67 12 1 13 44 27 62 6 3 .278 .360 .498 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ROU AA 253 45 62 17 0 19 62 33 43 0 2 .298 .407 .654 .356 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SLM A+ 287 45 67 20 1 8 35 41 58 6 1 .278 .383 .469 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HOU MLB 89 6 15 4 2 0 4 9 23 1 1 .188 .270 .287 .100 .204 -3.8 -1.0 -0.5
2005 ROU AAA 449 69 114 25 4 31 87 43 96 2 2 .286 .365 .603 .317 .362 15.3 8.1 2.2
2006 HOU MLB 249 31 72 19 6 10 37 30 43 2 1 .336 .426 .621 .285 .350 31.7 0.5 3.1
2006 ROU AAA 381 63 95 15 1 20 63 52 66 6 1 .299 .404 .541 .242 .331 37.6 -6.5 3.1
2007 HOU MLB 425 49 94 28 5 18 64 53 95 3 1 .255 .351 .504 .249 .277 16.6 3.9 2.0
2008 BAL MLB 536 67 122 29 2 23 65 53 102 2 2 .257 .336 .472 .215 .278 19.4 -1.2 1.8
2009 BAL MLB 506 61 116 26 1 25 77 55 104 0 0 .258 .340 .488 .229 .277 13.3 0.2 1.4
2009 DEL A 6 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .750 .833 1.500 .750 .891 3.9 -0.1 0.4
2010 ORI Rk 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .000 .318 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2010 BAL MLB 517 70 127 29 1 27 72 59 98 2 0 .284 .368 .535 .251 .299 20.4 -1.4 2.0
2011 BOW AA 12 5 5 1 0 3 7 2 2 0 0 .500 .583 1.500 1.000 .734 6.6 0.0 0.7
2011 BAL MLB 236 24 46 11 0 9 22 24 54 1 1 .220 .301 .402 .182 .253 1.5 -1.3 0.0
2012 DUR AAA 10 3 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 .375 .400 1.125 .750 .445 2.2 0.0 0.2
2012 TBA MLB 344 35 72 22 1 14 55 21 80 5 0 .229 .285 .439 .210 .258 2.5 0.3 0.3
2012 PCH A+ 32 6 8 1 0 2 6 6 7 0 0 .308 .438 .577 .269 .312 1.9 0.1 0.2
2013 TBA MLB 291 27 61 13 2 9 40 30 63 1 1 .241 .326 .415 .174 .281 8.1 -0.5 0.8
2013 DUR AAA 14 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .263 0.1 0.0 0.0
2013 PCH A+ 19 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 .222 .263 .278 .056 .181 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
2015 PUE AAA 125 15 31 3 0 7 27 17 19 1 0 .292 .400 .519 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 BUF AAA 212 20 46 15 1 4 28 19 45 0 0 .240 .311 .391 .151 .258 2.1 -0.6 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1928 0.4886 0.4850 0.7626 0.7006 0.2789 0.8591 0.5309 0.2374 771 -0.006030
2009 1940 0.4459 0.4510 0.7349 0.6740 0.2716 0.8268 0.5514 0.2651 862 -0.004463
2010 1977 0.4790 0.4542 0.7249 0.6642 0.2612 0.8362 0.4647 0.2751 867 -0.006881
2011 978 0.4888 0.4755 0.7355 0.6778 0.2820 0.8179 0.5461 0.2645 415 -0.008009
2012 1277 0.4620 0.5043 0.7236 0.6949 0.3406 0.8366 0.5256 0.2764 480 0.003419
2013 1149 0.4735 0.4308 0.7293 0.6232 0.2579 0.8525 0.4615 0.2707 543 0.000948
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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
2013-08-15 2013-09-01 15-DL 17 16 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-07-25 2013-07-28 DTD 3 2 - Back Stiffness - -
2013-03-24 2013-04-30 15-DL 37 25 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-03-04 2013-03-11 Camp 7 0 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-07-21 2012-08-21 15-DL 31 28 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-09 2012-06-28 15-DL 19 17 - Mid Back Spasms - -
2012-04-09 2012-04-13 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2011-08-30 2011-08-30 On-Alr 0 0 - Surgery LASIK 2011-08-30 -
2011-07-23 2011-09-29 60-DL 68 66 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP and Posterior Labrum Tears 2011-07-26
2011-07-04 2011-07-22 15-DL 18 14 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Partial Labrum Tear -
2011-06-29 2011-07-01 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Contusion -
2011-06-19 2011-06-21 DTD 2 2 Mid Back Spasms -
2011-06-04 2011-06-07 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2011-04-17 2011-04-17 DTD 0 0 Soreness -
2011-04-03 2011-04-07 DTD 4 3 Right Groin Strain -
2010-07-01 2010-07-19 15-DL 18 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-05-24 2010-05-28 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Strain -
2009-10-01 2009-10-04 DTD 3 3 Left Foot Strain -
2009-08-13 2009-08-15 DTD 2 1 General Medical Illness Flu -
2009-05-11 2009-05-27 15-DL 16 14 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2008-05-25 2008-05-25 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Soreness Achilles Tendon -
2008-05-01 2008-05-03 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness -
2007-08-17 2007-08-18 DTD 1 1 Groin Strain -
2007-06-10 2007-06-10 DTD 0 0 Left Groin Strain -
2007-04-04 2007-04-06 DTD 2 1 Right Elbow Hyperextension -
2005-09-11 2005-09-11 DTD 0 0 Hip Soreness -
2005-04-25 2005-04-27 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $
2013 TBA $2,750,000
2012 TBA $5,000,000
2011 BAL $6,400,000
2010 BAL $4,050,000
2009 BAL $2,400,000
2008 BAL $430,000
2007 HOU $382,000
2006 HOU $327,000
2005 HOU $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$22,055,000
9 yrTotal$22,055,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 144 dPSI Sports1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 5/14/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2014). Signed by SK Wyverns of Korea 12/19/13.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/6/13. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 400 plate appearances. $0.1M for 450 PA. $0.25M for 500 PA. $0.3M for 550 PA.
  • 1 year/$6M (2012), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/12/12. 12:$5M, 13:$6M club option, $1M buyout. Tampa Bay declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$6.4M (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/10/11 (avoided arbitration, $6.85M-$5.7M). Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2010). Re-signed 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2009). Re-signed 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.43M (2008). Re-signed 2/11/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Renewed 3/07. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Houston 12/12/07.
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006). Renewed 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005) (split contract). Contract purchased 11/04. Re-signed 2/05. Optioned to Triple-A 5/05. Recalled 8/05.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Cleveland 3/04.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2001 (9-277) (Oklahoma State).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the Rays acquisition of David DeJesus? Do you believe that they'll re-up on his 6.5 MIL club option when Luke Scott's 6ish MIL contract will be soon off the books?
(jlarsen from Chicago, IL)
I think they buy it out for 1.5 and he shows up in Chicago for 2.5-3.5 in 2014. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)How much longer do you think Matt Kemp will be recovering from this shoulder surgery? Will his power be back at all this season, or is he worth trading for someone like Jay Bruce?
(Kyle from Compton)
another 6 weeks or so. That front shoulder for hitters is huge and they need it to get their power. BJ Upton suffered from it in 2009, Luke Scott did last year, and Bagwell years before that. I'd deal him for Bruce and let someone else suffer through the frustration. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)I know this has been the question with the rays for the past 4 years, but why does the offense always seem to non-existent? I get annoyed at these small moves that don't do much (Luke Scott, Kelly Johnson, Cliff Floyd, Shelley Duncan, etc.) but are the only moves the team makes.
(Steve from Tampa, FL)
Park factors play a role.

The free-agent hitters available in their price range tend to be either: old, hurt, coming off a bad season, or all of the above. I believe that offense has still ranked within the top five or six in the AL over the past four seasons by park-adjusted numbers, too. Solid given the circumstances. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these Scotts do you foresee being the most successful this season: Feldman, Baker, Kazmir, Luke(Luke Scott) or Hairston? Is Scott Moore still playing? Do you think the Cubs have room in AAA for him?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I'm going to say not Kazmir. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hello, old friend! James Shields, Jeff Niemann, Alex Torres, Cesar Ramos, Alex Cobb, Wade Davis or Chris Archer all likely not going to remain with the team past Winter Meetings, let alone Spring Training. How do the Rays better their roster, knowing there's a huge logjam of pitching and there's room for improvement offensively. James Shields kicked it up a notch after the deadline, but can the Rays withstand another horrible 1st half from him again?
(jlarsen from chicago)
I don't think Archer is going anywhere. Part of his problem was philosophical-he pitched off his slider more than he should. He seemed to solve those after getting a taste in the big leagues and realizing his fastball plays against the big boys. Otherwise, he doesn't fit the profile of someone they'd part with at this juncture in his career.

I do see Tampa Bay trading pitching. If you want a name I'd say Nick Hundley. San Diego has enough catching, in the majors and in the minors, to move him for value. He'd fit nicely on Tampa Bay's roster. I don't have a good feel for what the market at first base or DH will be like (if they don't bring back Luke Scott). Logan Morrison's name might pop up if Miami is tired of him. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-04-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would a prospect with Luke Scott's personal views get a mark down for make up? Or does that just relate to work ethic and such?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
Unfortunately, Luke Scott's personal views are more common in baseball than you might think. I don't knock a player for having opinions that I disagree with, but if those beliefs are extreme enough or destructive enough to derail developmental progress, I would knock the player's makeup. I mainly focus on the effort a player puts into their career. (Jason Parks)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Why isn't Luke Scott a Giant yet? Seems like a GREAT fit. The Rangers also could use his lumber.
(Edgardo from San Fran)
Because the Giants have about 16 outfielders at this point and they just got Jose Guillen. Getting Guillen seals the deal that Scott won't be on their team. I agree the Rangers could also use him, but I don't think they are exactly hurting for offense. I think Scott stays put. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the biggest name dealt during the waiver period? And the biggest failure to *not* trade a player?
(scottdsimon from Pelham, NY)
I know the answer to one of those is "Adam Dunn." I'll say he fills the first, and I'll go with the Orioles and Luke Scott for the latter. I'm not sure we can get too crazy about the second category; any player good enough to be a "failure" was probably claimed by a team that doesn't care whether it acquires him or not. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)The O's didn't deal Luke Scott or J. Guthrie when their value might be at their highest. On the other hand, the two possess the qualities for which they would presumably seek in return -- power (Scott) and innings gobbler (Guthrie). Without knowing the tasty (or not so) they could have had in return, please comment on the logic of holding in this situation.
(Jay from Madison)
Perhaps in part to leave Buck Showalter with all of the club's better pieces still on the board, especially if there weren't any suitors making offers Andy MacPhail couldn't refuse. Change is inevitable, but giving time and direct experience with the players to a new skipper with as much experience as Showalter does in recasting a franchise doesn't seem like such a bad idea to me. If nobody was handing out primo goodies--and let's face it, if the best prospects moved at the deadline were Dan Hudson and Tim Collins, not many people were--standing pat with a pair of under-control veterans was defensible. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)I was thinking Josh Willingham or Luke Scott. But I think they need the rotation guy more. Would Willingham help in the AL?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Willingham would help anywhere. The guy isn't an all-star but he, Scott, Spilborghs are all worthy of being pursued. (Eric Seidman)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, let's say the Braves are in contention around the all-star break. Who are a few corner outfielders they could target?
(DKANDREWS1 from Dan (DC))
Luke Scott, Randy Winn, Adam Dunn. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shawn Greene is a Jewish dude with a Catholic-sounding name, but I doubt he could get me a severed toe by this afternoon. Luke Scott might pull a gun in a bowling alley. Bob Watson might be the only one around here who cares about the rules.
(I think it's Sobchak from Los Angeles)
We've got these and whole bunch of others. John Kruk, Jeff Kent, and a vote for Nelson Figueroa as Donny. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)First overall pick in 2009? Don't forget about us! If Bedard/Roberts are traded our second best hitter is Luke Scott and our fourth starter is Brian Burres.
(Orioles from Baltimore, MD)
Good point. This could be like the 1979 World Series again. Only the exact opposite. (Joe Sheehan)


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