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Brad Wilkerson LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 3753 .247 .350 .440 100 12.2
Birth Date6-1-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age41 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2001 MON 24 47 136 24 7 2 1 17 41 0 2 1 .205 .304 .325 70 -4.6 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2
2002 MON 25 153 603 135 27 8 20 81 161 5 7 8 .266 .370 .469 103 4.9 3.8 -4.2 2.0
2003 MON 26 146 602 135 34 4 19 89 155 4 13 10 .268 .380 .464 108 8.6 -0.5 7.6 2.8
2004 MON 27 160 688 146 39 2 32 106 152 4 13 6 .255 .374 .498 117 16.3 5.0 25.1 5.7
2005 WAS 28 148 661 140 42 7 11 84 147 7 8 10 .248 .351 .405 96 -2.8 0.4 4.2 1.9
2006 TEX 29 95 365 71 15 2 15 37 116 3 3 2 .222 .306 .422 86 -4.9 1.2 -1.0 0.3
2007 TEX 30 119 389 79 17 1 20 43 107 1 4 1 .234 .319 .467 105 4.2 0.2 -3.8 0.7
2008 SEA 31 19 68 13 4 0 0 10 15 0 1 2 .232 .348 .304 67 -2.6 -0.6 -2.4 -0.4
2008 TOR 31 85 241 45 8 2 4 25 53 1 2 3 .216 .297 .332 68 -8.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5
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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
1999 HAR AA EAS 0 517 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HAR AA EAS 0 275 .000 .000 .000 .384 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OTT AAA INT 0 260 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MON MLB NL 47 136 .254 .320 .409 .303 102 -6.4 4.1 -0.9 70 9 -0.2 -0.6 -4.6 -0.2
2001 JUP A+ FSL 6 29 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OTT AAA INT 69 300 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB NL 153 603 .260 .328 .412 .348 103 15.4 17.4 -2.1 103 8 -4.2 3.8 4.9 2.0
2003 MON MLB NL 146 602 .260 .326 .412 .348 102 20.6 15.9 -3.5 108 8 7.6 -0.5 8.6 2.8
2004 MON MLB NL 160 688 .264 .330 .425 .292 92 33.8 20.5 -8.4 117 6 25.1 5.0 16.3 5.7
2005 WAS MLB NL 148 661 .261 .323 .413 .315 90 11.4 19.0 -1.9 96 7 4.2 0.4 -2.8 1.9
2006 TEX MLB AL 95 365 .270 .332 .433 .292 109 -7.2 11.0 -3.2 86 12 -1.0 1.2 -4.9 0.3
2007 TEX MLB AL 119 389 .267 .329 .419 .274 102 3.8 11.5 -5.4 105 9 -3.8 0.2 4.2 0.7
2007 FRI AA TXS 3 14 .252 .317 .381 .222 106 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 117 0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2008 SEA MLB AL 19 68 .268 .335 .420 .317 99 -1.9 2.0 -0.7 67 10 -2.4 -0.6 -2.6 -0.4
2008 TOR MLB AL 85 241 .267 .331 .414 .263 97 -7.6 7.0 -2.2 68 10 -0.4 -0.6 -8.8 -0.5
2008 DUN A+ FSL 3 12 .272 .362 .427 .500 100 3.1 0.4 -0.2 165 0 0.0 -0.2 0.7 0.1
2009 PAW AAA INT 2 10 .248 .323 .371 .200 105 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 40 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -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
1999 HAR AA EAS 517 422 66 99 21 3 8 150 49 88 100 3 5 .235 .375 .355 .121 0 0
2000 HAR AA EAS 275 229 53 77 36 2 6 135 44 42 38 8 4 .336 .447 .590 .253 0 0
2000 OTT AAA INT 260 212 40 53 11 1 12 102 35 45 60 5 4 .250 .388 .481 .231 0 0
2001 JUP A+ FSL 29 26 3 6 3 0 0 9 1 3 10 0 0 .231 .310 .346 .115 0 0
2001 MON MLB NL 136 117 11 24 7 2 1 38 5 17 41 2 1 .205 .304 .325 .120 1 1
2001 OTT AAA INT 300 233 43 63 10 0 12 109 48 60 68 12 5 .270 .423 .468 .197 2 2
2002 MON MLB NL 603 507 92 135 27 8 20 238 59 81 161 7 8 .266 .370 .469 .203 4 6
2003 MON MLB NL 602 504 78 135 34 4 19 234 77 89 155 13 10 .268 .380 .464 .196 3 2
2004 MON MLB NL 688 572 112 146 39 2 32 285 67 106 152 13 6 .255 .374 .498 .243 3 3
2005 WAS MLB NL 661 565 76 140 42 7 11 229 57 84 147 8 10 .248 .351 .405 .158 2 3
2006 TEX MLB AL 365 320 56 71 15 2 15 135 44 37 116 3 2 .222 .306 .422 .200 3 2
2007 FRI AA TXS 14 10 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 .200 .429 .300 .100 0 0
2007 TEX MLB AL 389 338 54 79 17 1 20 158 62 43 107 4 1 .234 .319 .467 .234 4 3
2008 DUN A+ FSL 12 11 4 5 3 0 1 11 1 1 2 0 0 .455 .500 1.000 .545 0 0
2008 SEA MLB AL 68 56 1 13 4 0 0 17 5 10 15 1 2 .232 .348 .304 .071 0 2
2008 TOR MLB AL 241 208 20 45 8 2 4 69 23 25 53 2 3 .216 .297 .332 .115 5 2
2009 PAW AAA INT 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1250 0.5072 0.4096 0.7500 0.5647 0.2500 0.7849 0.6688 0.2500 -0.0044
Career12500.50720.40960.75000.56470.25000.78490.66880.2500-0.0044

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
2008-08-22 2008-09-02 15-DL 11 9 Low Back Spasms -
2007-05-16 2007-06-09 15-DL 24 22 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-08-16 2006-10-01 15-DL 46 41 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Fraying 2006-08-22
2006-05-05 2006-05-05 DTD 0 0 - Head Concussion Running Into Wall -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SEA $3,000,000
2007 TEX $4,350,000
2006 TEX $3,900,000
2005 WAS $3,050,000
2004 MON $375,000
2003 MON $315,000
2002 MON $206,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$15,196,000
7 yrTotal$15,196,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 81 dScott Boras

Details
  • released by PHI 3/29/10 signed as a free agent from BOS 2/23/10 (minor-league contract)
  • retired 4/20/09 signed as a free agent from TOR 2/4/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09) (minor-league contract)
  • $0.4M in major league, performance bonus to $2.5M
  • signed as a free agent from SEA 5/9/08 (TOR pays c$0.3M, or pro-rated major league min, SEA pays c$2.7M)
  • designated for assignment 4/30/08 signed as a free agent from TX 1/31/08, 1 year/$3M (08), $2M performance bonus:$50K each 325,350,375,400 plate appearances, $0.1M each 425,450 plate appearances, $0.2M each 475,500,525,550,575,600,625,650 plate appearances
  • avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$4.35M (07)
  • avoided arbitration 1/06, 1 year/$3.9M (06)+$0.1M bonuses ($50K each 135,150 g)
  • acquired in trade from WAS 12/05
  • re-signed 1/05 (avoided arbitration), 1 year/$3.05M (05)
  • renewed 3/04, 1 year/$0.375M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.315M (03)
  • 1 year/$0.206M (02) 3/02 recalled 9/01 optioned to Triple-A 8/01 recalled 7/01

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)While I'm usually a JP supporter I'm growing tired of his inability to fill the LF/DH hole. Shannon Stewart, Brad Wilkerson, Dave Dellucci, Kevin Millar and Russ Adams clearly aren't the answer so what would you do?
(Bill from Toronto)
I think he absolutely had the right idea with Travis Snider at the outset of the year, but it hasn't worked out yet. He didn't hit in ~100 PA, he had some back problems, he's missed a month. He's only 21, so it's far too early to give up hope that he can be the long-term solution there. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Jays contenders if they would have started the season with Gaston and giving Lind more playing time or is this just a nice looking winning streak that has happened late in the season?
(Ted from at the pool)
Lind's presence over the dessicated remains of Shannon Stewart or Kevin Mench/Brad Wilkerson certainly would have improved matters, but there's a lot of other factors that would have had to go right - better health (and fortune) from Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, B.J. Ryan, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen... wow, that's a lot right there. A.J. Burnett avoiding his mid-season cold streak, too. Given some better luck in breaks like those, they coulda been contenders, but as it is, it's just a nice-looking winning streak. Their potential as spoilers (7 games vs. Boston as Joe from Tewksbury mentioned above) probably shouldn't be underestimated. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like the potential trade series. How realistic do you think the following scenario could be: Jays send AJ Burnett and one of Shannon Stewart / Brad Wilkerson to the Cubs for Rich Hill and Matt Murton? Can that be a great way to kill 4 birds with one stone, or what?
(rawagman from TO)
In making such a deal, the Cubs would make themselves measurably worse. I say go for it! (Dayn Perry)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, how long do you think the Blue Jays will let Adam Lind crush the ball in AAA before giving him a real shot in the bigs? I know he has struggled when they bring him up and play him once a week, but will he ever get a fair shot? Is there anybody who has been mishandled more than Mr. Lind?
(Steve from Cambridge)
Plenty of guys have been handled worse than Lind has. Willie Greene mocks his pain, for one. I just don't get how a team can choose Shannon Stewart, who's just a terrible baseball player now, over Lind. Or drag in Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench. Or play Joe Inglett. It just doesn't make sense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Melky Cabrera over Jacoby? That sounds similar to Rob Neyer's manifesto that Brad Wilkerson is better than Alfonso Soriano.
(sriramk1027 from SF)
Well, mine has the benefit that Cabrera has been the better player in every season of the two players' professional careers. Wilkerson had only been better than Soriano in most years at the time that comparison was made. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-15 14:30:00 (link to chat)Opinions on the Pads outfield? Personally, I don't see how they can expect to get more than 120 games out of either Edmonds or Giles. Who do they have to fill the holes when they get injured? Headley? DaVanon? Doesn't it make sense for the Pads to sign someone like Brad Wilkerson to add some much needed depth?
(Travis from San Diego)
Hey there Travis. You don't think Giles will survive more than 120? Maybe my Giles-centric perception colors my thoughts.

Edmonds though, is an issue for playing time. I would love to see them go after Wilkerson on a cheap deal (that's all that exists this late in the game, right?) I do like seeing what Scott Hairston can do, but backup plans for backup plans can't hurt.

I will miss Mike Cameron out there, that's for sure. As long as I never see Brady Clark in center again, though it isn't his fault he was the closest thing to a centerfielder left on the roster. (Marc Normandin)


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