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Portrait of Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 1044 .273 .345 .457 106 1.9
Birth Date6-26-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age40 years, 6 months, 28 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
2004 DET 24 27 56 9 1 0 1 9 14 0 0 0 .196 .321 .283 86 -0.9 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2005 DET 25 107 431 116 22 3 18 34 87 5 0 0 .299 .360 .510 123 12.3 0.6 1.4 1.9
2006 DET 26 115 412 102 16 4 16 34 107 4 1 2 .273 .340 .466 103 3.4 -2.6 -2.1 0.3
2008 TEX 28 41 117 21 5 0 2 17 33 0 1 0 .216 .333 .330 79 -2.7 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2
2009 SEA 29 9 28 6 2 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .231 .286 .308 63 -1.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
Career29910442544673796252922.273.345.45710610.9-2.7-1.11.9

Statistics for All Levels

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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 WPT A- NYP 50 213 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HIC A SAL 93 388 .000 .000 .000 .398 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LYN A+ CRL 95 389 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA EAS 35 133 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB AL 27 56 .280 .345 .447 .250 102 -2.8 1.7 -0.8 86 13 0.1 -0.1 -0.9 0.0
2004 TOL AAA INT 18 73 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB AL 107 431 .264 .324 .419 .341 101 16.3 12.4 -7.8 123 12 1.4 0.6 12.3 1.9
2005 TOL AAA INT 48 211 .275 .337 .439 .371 104 7.6 5.7 -3.1 160 0 4.1 -2.1 14.5 1.8
2006 DET MLB AL 115 412 .272 .333 .439 .343 105 -2.2 12.4 -7.8 103 14 -2.1 -2.6 3.4 0.3
2006 TOL AAA INT 28 129 .269 .329 .418 .377 93 5.9 3.3 -2.1 127 0 -4.6 -0.5 3.2 -0.1
2007 TOL AAA INT 139 594 .262 .332 .394 .349 92 9.5 17.3 -11.1 124 0 -7.6 -2.5 15.9 1.2
2008 TEX MLB AL 41 117 .257 .325 .409 .306 111 -4.7 3.4 -2 79 14 -0.5 -0.5 -2.7 -0.2
2008 OKL AAA PCL 67 291 .276 .347 .444 .398 112 14 10.0 -6.4 136 0 3.4 1.2 10.1 1.8
2009 SEA MLB AL 9 28 .266 .337 .411 .400 97 -1.3 0.8 -0.5 63 14 0.1 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2009 TAC AAA PCL 105 472 .278 .344 .434 .368 98 32.6 14.3 -0.3 127 0 -6.8 0.4 17.0 2.4
2010 ROU AAA PCL 82 322 .273 .342 .416 .308 100 -6.1 9.8 -6.1 87 0 3.0 -4.7 -4.0 -0.2
2010 AST Rk GCL 3 11 .233 .301 .286 .429 93 0.7 0.4 -0.3 116 0 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 -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 WPT A- NYP 213 174 22 53 11 0 2 70 33 33 31 4 1 .305 .419 .402 .098 1 1
2002 HIC A SAL 388 332 72 113 27 2 17 195 65 47 74 0 0 .340 .430 .587 .247 0 0
2003 LYN A+ CRL 389 315 71 113 24 1 21 202 69 68 67 1 4 .359 .479 .641 .283 0 0
2003 ALT AA EAS 133 122 17 34 10 1 0 46 14 8 23 0 1 .279 .333 .377 .098 0 0
2004 TOL AAA INT 73 62 5 21 2 0 0 23 7 10 13 0 0 .339 .431 .371 .032 0 0
2004 DET MLB AL 56 46 6 9 1 0 1 13 3 9 14 0 0 .196 .321 .283 .087 1 0
2005 TOL AAA INT 211 181 34 60 19 0 8 103 39 25 33 0 2 .331 .421 .569 .238 0 0
2005 DET MLB AL 431 388 61 116 22 3 18 198 59 34 87 0 0 .299 .360 .510 .211 4 0
2006 DET MLB AL 412 373 50 102 16 4 16 174 47 34 107 1 2 .273 .340 .466 .193 1 0
2006 TOL AAA INT 129 109 20 29 6 2 3 48 14 18 37 1 0 .266 .375 .440 .174 0 0
2007 TOL AAA INT 594 498 75 134 31 1 14 209 65 83 141 4 2 .269 .382 .420 .151 1 1
2008 TEX MLB AL 117 97 14 21 5 0 2 32 11 17 33 1 0 .216 .333 .330 .113 0 3
2008 OKL AAA PCL 291 256 38 87 22 2 11 146 51 31 54 0 0 .340 .413 .570 .230 0 0
2009 TAC AAA PCL 472 405 71 127 30 2 15 206 85 58 86 0 2 .314 .402 .509 .195 0 0
2009 SEA MLB AL 28 26 1 6 2 0 0 8 4 2 11 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .077 0 0
2010 ROU AAA PCL 322 285 26 71 11 0 10 112 42 29 77 0 0 .249 .325 .393 .144 0 0
2010 AST Rk GCL 11 9 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 495 0.5051 0.3919 0.7113 0.5440 0.2367 0.8235 0.4483 0.2887 -0.0033
2009 109 0.4771 0.4771 0.6731 0.6731 0.2982 0.7714 0.4706 0.3269 -0.0002
Career6040.50000.40730.70440.56730.24780.81410.45230.2956-0.0027

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
2010-05-26 2010-07-28 Minors 63 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-02 2007-03-06 Camp 4 0 Abdomen Strain -
2004-05-31 2004-07-10 15-DL 40 36 Right Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 DET $365,000
2004 DET $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$665,000
2 yrTotal$665,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 25 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from SEA (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 8/5/09 designated for assignment 8/1/09 contract purchased 7/9/09 signed as a free agent from TX 08-09 (minor-league contract, $0.5M major league)
  • designated for assignment 6/26/08 contract purchased 4/29/08 designated for assignment 1/14/08, sent outright to Triple-A 1/24/08
  • acquired in trade from DT 12/5/07
  • designated for assignment 11/30/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 recalled 9/06 optioned to Triple-A 7/06 re-signed 3/06, 1 year/$0.365M (06)
  • recalled 5/05 re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$M (05) signed 2/04, 1 year/$0.3M (04) Rule 5-PIT 12/03

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mac Williamson will be back this year, right? Will he pick it up again?
(Go Giants from SF)
I mean, he had a hot two weeks where he hit for average and hit a few homers. But his ground ball rate is going to cap any upside that his HR/FB seems to indicate is there. It was a flash in the pan, not even a Chris Shelton hot start to the year. Time to move on. (Kevin Jebens)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)I heard Chris Shelton was here and had to bigtime him. Contending dynasty team desperate for SP. Can only cut 1 of these losers: F. Garcia, S. Marcum, C. Richard, J. Niemann. Given that Garcia and Marcum at least have minor league deals and Niemann was once not terrible, is Richard my cut? Was planning on Garcia but he was quasi-useful for ATL last year and they have some question marks with Beachy's health and Wood's inexperience/September fade. Thanks.
(Bob Hamelin from KC)
I've heard bad things about Niemann's health on the Twitter and such. Richard is a FA right now, though, so unless he lands back in Petco or in a super favorable ballpark, you can cut him. Don't expect too much from Garcia again though. (Ben Carsley)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)With McCann's free agency fast approaching what impact could Evan Gattis have in 2014?
(morrsco from Atlanta)
Let's all slow our roll with Evan Gattis. He may just be Chris Shelton with below average defense behind the plate. (Bret Sayre)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Sold 10,000 so far, hoping to sell 30,000 by september...Ok, every year I seem to draft a team in my HTH league that just sucks the first week. So much so that I started looking at April splits for my bench players in the draft, and I'm still putting up a 178/222/295 line this week playing against a team of Chris Shelton all-stars. I know, small sample size, don't overreact, yada, yada, it's still ugly looking at a 9-1 loss week one. Again. Any tips to avoid this next year?
(Green Chair Costume Vendor from Wrigley Field)
I keep a leprechaun trapped in a cage that sits next to my desk to avoid just this sort of thing. That might be a little extreme for you (not to mention rare and expensive--those things have quite the appetite, and he's got to stay alive for it to work), but maybe you could try a lucky rabbit's foot?

Honestly, this is basically the yada yada you predicted, but don't panic. You're going to do yourself a disservice if you start trying to overanalyze things and pick players based on April stats. Just relax, take a deep breath, realize you've been unlucky, and move on. Things will be better. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are we related? No? Ok. Well I have Ryan Braun at a well below market deal for this year and next in a 12 team league. Well below market if he were playing 150 games, that is. I still have to keep him, right? Just suck it up for 50 days and hope to find the Chris Shelton 2012 version for 50 games.
(Rico Carty from Undisclosed Carribean Hideaway)
Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely. When you combine 112 active games of Braun with 50 active games of someone else in a 12-team league, you're still getting a lot of production. And if you get him cheap for 2013 too, it's a no-brainer. (Derek Carty)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Chris Davis officially become Chris Shelton (please say yes, please say yes), or does he have a bounceback in him?
(@Lembeck451 from Detroit)
He could bounce back, but he's probably a 4A (Jason Parks)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)let's pretend it's 4/25/10. should i drop pablo sandoval and pick up jose bautista?
(stately from atl)
Sure, but only if you also make room for Chris Shelton. (Marc Normandin)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Garrett Jones the greatest hitter of all time?
(tycobb from ga)
Better than Ty Cobb?

Yes, on the heels of his 8th home run last night in something like 60 at bats, there is little doubt. But seriously, Jones is a good story and a nice shot in the arm for the Pirates. That said, I have to believe that he's a 2-for-12 slump away from sitting on the bench and watching Lastings Milledge play. As popular as Nyjer Morgan was -- and yes, Morgan can play, too -- the Milledge deal was seemingly a wise one for Neal Huntington. There is still a good chance that Milledge will be a star. Garrett Jones is, in all likelihood, the most recent reincarnation of Chris Shelton. (David Laurila)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the reply - hard to believe it was only 5 years ago the Pirates lost 5 of the top rule 5 draft picks from what was considered a top minor league system! btw, what's a Bree Olson?
(Frank from Vegas)
Yeah, but how many of those guys panned out? I remember Chris Shelton ... anyone else?

Bree Olson ... umm, Google it when not at work. You're welcome. (Will Carroll)
2006-05-18 19:30:00 (link to chat)Biggest PECOTA outperformer so far?
(carlosrubi from Mexico)
Probably Chris Shelton, but I think he's for real, if not quite a .650 SLG guy. Check out his minor league track record--there are some very strong performances in there. And if you doubt the pedigree of Rule 5 guys, there's this pitcher in Minnesota who'd take umbrage with you. Some guy named Johan. (Jonah Keri)


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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
2004 mlb -.003 -0.1 92 .001 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.1
2005 aaa .000 0.0 135 .001 0.0 4 .012 .002 0.0 -0.1 4.1

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