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Josh Fields 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 796 .234 .303 .421 83 1.4
Birth Date12-14-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age37 years, 1 months, 6 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
2006 CHA 23 11 25 3 2 0 1 5 8 0 0 0 .150 .320 .400 95 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2007 CHA 24 100 418 91 17 1 23 35 125 1 1 1 .244 .308 .480 92 -2.6 -1.8 3.3 1.2
2008 CHA 25 14 35 5 1 0 0 3 17 0 0 0 .156 .229 .188 44 -2.3 0.4 0.1 -0.1
2009 CHA 26 79 268 53 5 2 7 25 76 2 2 3 .222 .301 .347 70 -9.0 -0.5 3.0 0.1
2010 KCA 27 13 50 15 0 0 3 1 9 0 0 0 .306 .320 .490 95 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.2
Career2177961672533469235334.234.303.42183-14.2-1.76.11.4

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
2004 WNS A+ CRL 66 279 .000 .000 .000 .377 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BIR AA SOU 134 560 .267 .336 .399 .317 97 6.8 12.0 1.5 92 0 -1.7 0.0 0.2 1.2
2006 CHA MLB AL 11 25 .273 .336 .424 .182 108 -0.6 0.8 0 95 14 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1
2006 CHR AAA INT 124 526 .260 .326 .394 .392 99 22.9 14.3 1.4 137 0 -20.8 0.5 19.6 1.5
2007 CHA MLB AL 100 418 .274 .335 .427 .298 103 0.3 12.4 0.7 92 8 3.3 -1.8 -2.6 1.2
2007 CHR AAA INT 56 249 .257 .328 .396 .356 96 18.3 7.0 1.1 146 0 -5.3 -2.4 11.6 1.2
2008 CHA MLB AL 14 35 .273 .331 .431 .333 100 -3.7 1.0 0 44 13 0.1 0.4 -2.3 -0.1
2008 WNS A+ CRL 4 14 .269 .320 .412 .429 107 1.4 0.4 0 179 0 0.4 -1.1 1.0 0.1
2008 CHR AAA INT 75 318 .266 .330 .411 .343 92 1.8 9.4 -0.3 96 0 -3.2 -3.0 -5.3 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB AL 79 268 .267 .335 .428 .295 106 -11.1 7.7 -0.4 70 10 3.0 -0.5 -9.0 0.1
2009 CHR AAA INT 27 114 .264 .325 .401 .288 107 0.9 3.3 0.3 122 0 -0.9 -2.0 2.7 0.3
2010 KCA MLB AL 13 50 .267 .323 .409 .324 113 0.2 1.4 0.2 95 13 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.2
2010 NWA AA TXS 11 41 .269 .336 .406 .486 113 4.1 1.2 0 191 0 -0.3 0.3 3.7 0.5
2010 ROY Rk AZL 3 13 .264 .333 .376 .500 92 2.5 0.5 -0.3 196 0 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.1
2011 CSP AAA PCL 50 203 .284 .353 .449 .406 130 10.3 6.3 -1.3 144 0 -3.5 1.9 12.2 1.5
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 133 561 .277 .339 .427 .394 117 9 16.6 -2.8 117 0 -3.9 -1.7 13.2 2.1
2013 LEH AAA INT 109 411 .261 .329 .396 .395 101 -1.5 11.7 -5.8 110 0 1.6 -3.3 -0.6 0.4
2015 CAM AAA MEX 25 110 .000 .000 .000 .289 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
2004 WNS A+ CRL 279 256 36 73 12 4 7 114 39 18 74 0 0 .285 .337 .445 .160 0 0
2005 BIR AA SOU 560 477 76 120 27 0 16 195 79 55 142 7 6 .252 .339 .409 .157 9 9
2006 CHR AAA INT 526 462 85 141 32 4 19 238 70 54 136 28 5 .305 .379 .515 .210 4 4
2006 CHA MLB AL 25 20 4 3 2 0 1 8 2 5 8 0 0 .150 .320 .400 .250 0 0
2007 CHR AAA INT 249 205 28 58 14 0 10 102 37 39 60 8 5 .283 .400 .498 .215 0 0
2007 CHA MLB AL 418 373 54 91 17 1 23 179 67 35 125 1 1 .244 .308 .480 .236 3 6
2008 WNS A+ CRL 14 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 5 2 0 1 .333 .571 .444 .111 0 0
2008 CHR AAA INT 318 276 41 68 15 3 10 119 35 37 98 8 2 .246 .341 .431 .185 1 1
2008 CHA MLB AL 35 32 3 5 1 0 0 6 2 3 17 0 0 .156 .229 .188 .031 0 0
2009 CHR AAA INT 114 98 15 26 5 0 5 46 13 13 22 1 2 .265 .351 .469 .204 2 2
2009 CHA MLB AL 268 239 29 53 5 2 7 83 30 25 76 2 3 .222 .301 .347 .126 0 2
2010 ROY Rk AZL 13 10 2 4 1 1 0 7 4 3 2 0 0 .400 .538 .700 .300 0 0
2010 NWA AA TXS 41 39 10 17 8 0 0 25 9 1 4 1 0 .436 .450 .641 .205 0 0
2010 KCA MLB AL 50 49 5 15 0 0 3 24 6 1 9 0 0 .306 .320 .490 .184 0 0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 203 178 53 65 20 1 11 120 45 20 37 7 0 .365 .429 .674 .309 3 0
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 561 490 96 158 32 5 13 239 71 59 116 9 4 .322 .392 .488 .165 7 3
2013 LEH AAA INT 411 377 43 109 26 3 4 153 45 28 110 10 3 .289 .337 .406 .117 3 2
2015 CAM AAA MEX 110 94 9 23 5 1 1 33 9 14 18 0 0 .245 .345 .351 .106 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 158 0.5570 0.3861 0.7049 0.5341 0.2000 0.7447 0.5714 0.2951 0.0033
2009 1041 0.5130 0.4630 0.6722 0.6554 0.2604 0.7171 0.5530 0.3278 -0.0037
2010 192 0.4792 0.5260 0.7921 0.6848 0.3800 0.8413 0.7105 0.2079 -0.0009
Career13910.51330.46300.69250.64570.27000.73740.57680.3075-0.0025

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
2010-03-28 2010-09-01 60-DL 157 132 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2010-04-27
2010-03-03 2010-03-06 Camp 3 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2009-05-04 2009-05-05 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2009-03-25 2009-03-25 Camp 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2008-10-09 2008-10-09 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Debridement 2008-10-09
2008-06-18 - Minors - - Right Knee Strain -
2008-05-07 - Minors - - Right Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2008-03-20 2008-03-25 Camp 5 0 Left Wrist Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 KCA $422,000
2009 CHA $410,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$832,000
2 yrTotal$832,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 159 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/16/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/4/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 12/18/10 (minor-league contract). $0.75M salary in majors. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 350, 380 PAs
  • $50,000 each for 410, 440, 470, 500 PAs. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Pittsburgh 3/28/11. Released by Colorado, signed by Yomiuri Giants of Japan 6/28/11.
  • 1 year/$0.422M (2010). Signed by Kansas City 2/25/10. Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by White Sox 2/24/09. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago White Sox 11/6/09 (Teahen deal) (Royals paid White Sox $1M as part of deal).
  • 1 year (2008). Renewed by White Sox 3/2/08
  • 1 year (2007)
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 9/06.
  • drafted by White Sox 2004 (1-18) (Oklahoma State) $1.55M signing bonus

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Fields: Future Mariners closer or wasted pick?
(MarinerDan from SF)
He could still figure it out, but probably won't. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Anything to read into Beckham getting promoted to AAA? Could the Josh Fields experiment soon be over? Please please please tell me it's so...
(scott from chicago)
I'd read more into the fact that he's playing third base there. That's really telling for your question. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Seattle's decision to sign Josh Fields relative to the option of just taking the pick in the upcoming draft?
(Jay J. from Tacoma, WA)
I understand the heat the move has taken with Mariners fans, but I don't really mind the move. As I noted above, a lot of the college pitchers that will be available around pick 21 are future relievers themselves, and Fields is probably better than the lot of them (except maybe Volz). Also, as I saw Dave Cameron note, there's a real possibility that Fields starts in West Tenn, dominates, and ends up contributing for Seattle this season. It's not a terrible move given this draft, although I am a bit confused why in a baseball economy that has Manny Ramirez unsigned on February 17, a college senior managed to get over slot money with no discernible leverage. (Bryan Smith)
2009-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the word on Dayan Viciedo? Does he end up beating out Josh Fields for the starting 3B job for the Sox?
(Matt from Bloomington, IL)
The White Sox list is just two away, so you'll see then, but know that Viciedo is not a big league ready player. He's a prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any word from Seattle about their unsigned first round pick, former college closer Josh Fields?
(Ryan from NY)
They are just waiting him out. He's a college senior and has no leverage unless you consider indy ball leverage, which I don't. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)But there has to be some upside for the Sox on getting Betemit, right? There is at least some logic somewhere in the deal for Kenny Williams, right? Right?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
It gives them another option besides Josh Fields, who they don't seem too sold on in any case, but to my mind not a great one. Betamax is not a great defender and is a switch-hitter in name only--do NOT play against lefties. Oh, and he has no plate judgment. That said, he probably has some platoon value at 3B and emergency value at SS. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any news on Josh Fields?
(morisato from El Paso, TX)
If you mean the Mariners draft pick, there might be some movement there soon, and Jack Z. has a good relationship with Boras. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does a Mike Lowell for Javier Vazquez swap makes sense? They have similiar contracts (2 years, 23-25 million left), the White Sox could use a 3B while the Red Sox get a 5th starter and can go after Teixiera like they want to.
(Theo from (Boston))
I think it makes sense for you. I think it's a ridiculous idea for the White Sox. Vazquez isn't a "fifth starter," he's a very reliable #3, and I don't know what you can expect from Mike Lowell over the next two seasons. Josh Fields isn't very good, but is there that much difference between him and Lowell that you'd trade Vazquez to get it? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of 3B's, shouldn't the ChiSox be farming out Josh Fields for a reliever, or something else that's useful?
(Razman from Brooklyn, NY)
No, Crede's a free agent next year and is a bit wobbly with the back now. Have to have an insurance policy. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)OK, as a Sox fan I would love to see Huston Street on the Southside, but what on Earth do we have to trade for him? Nothing, thanks Kenny.
(Doug from Chicago)
Josh Fields is being brought up in that context, and that doesn't sound so terrible to this A's fan. Yes, it's a weakly-stocked system, but if you decide to plan on using some of your playoff revenue to re-sign Joe Crede, Fields is just a prospect on the hoof waiting to be converted into something you can use. Given this team's core, no time like the present. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some surprise names that could fall tomorrow?
(Brian from Kansas City)
Josh Fields, Aaron Crow, Zach Collier, Tim Melville . . . (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Fields - more Street/Cordero or Wagner/Aardsma?
(Jack from Florida)
If the first group is 100 and the second group is 0, Fields is a 45. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)Bryan, thanks for the chat. Do the Detroit Tigers have any hope of Josh Fields being available at #21? Conversely, is Zach Putnam worthy of being selected at #21? Thanks....
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I think it's going to be a weird draft for Tigers Scouting Director David Chadd, as I'm not quite sure there will be a top three talent to fall to him this year. Therefore, we're going to see some real evaluation techniques from the Tigers scouting brass this June. To answer your specific questions, I think there's a slim but possible chance Fields is there at 21. I'm not sure he slips past the Brewers, though, and teams before that will be interested if he's asking for a lower bonus as a senior. If not, and you want a reliever, Andrew Cashner is there. I think I like Putnam better, though, and I do think he's pretty good value at 21 as a hometown pick. The reports I've received on his splitter have been very good, and his start against Ohio State this week was nothing short of groundball brilliance. (Bryan Smith)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)What do you think a successful first/supplemental/2nd round would look like for the Mets and their decimated farm system. They have a good amount of early picks, and there has been talks about Minaya "overslotting" (buzzword of the year). However, with all of the top 10 talent likely staying in the top 10, it doesn't seem like they'll be able to use any financial muscle. So what would a good draft look like for the Mets?
(big baby from nj)
I gave the Mets hell last year for going reliever-heavy, and I'm sure I'll joke if they go Fields or Cashner in the first, though those would represent solid value. The Mets need to really hit with their 3 picks in the top 33. I would love if they went with a guy like Chris Friedrich, a guy like Aaron Hicks, and a guy like Zach Putnam. One pipe dream with two solid players would be really good. They don't need to worry about "over-slotting", they need to get the guy on their board. If that's paying a couple million for Gerrit Cole, so be it. If it's spending slot on Josh Fields or Friedrich, fine. (Bryan Smith)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I realize that Carlos Quentin probably won't hit like an MVP candidate for the rest of the year, but how much of this is real as I seem to remember as being a pretty decent prospect with the D Backs? Also with Josh Fields continuing to have major issues with strikeouts even in AAA. might it make sense for the sox to try and trade him come the trade deadline and try and resign Crede?
(tommy from chi town)
It's real. Quentin can rake, and only some injury problems have stood in his way. That was an excellent trade by Kenny Williams, one of the best of his tenure. I confess that I thought, initially, that it was the other Sox picking him up, just because it was a nice buy-low play. Williams has developed into a good GM--erratic, but on the whole, good. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Discouraging words about Josh Fields in your AL Central roundup today. Is there anything in the White Sox system worth getting excited about? I mean really excited about? (And this probably won't help, but Nirvana is my all-time favorite band and I've listened to Nevermind at least a few times a week since it came out. In Utero is better, though.)
(JasonC23 from Huntley, IL)
It might be the worst system in baseball, so no, not really!. In Utero is a better album. It's still not great. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which is the more egregious demotion of a young 3b this spring, Josh Fields or Evan Longoria?
(Andrew from Overland Park, KS)
I'll go with Longoria, even if I think it's silly to demote a player as already ready as Fields; at least Fields was demoted because of the existence of an established worthwhile veteran ballplayer. Longoria's being sent down *for Willy Aybar*. There was a point in time where I loved Willy Aybar, and I still think he has some upside--at second base--but there's no way I send Longoria back down. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which of this years college players, if any, are advanced enough to make the big leagues in 2009?
(SJLedet from Alexandria, La)
A few of these questions, and I think Josh Fields might be the only one I could see doing it from this year's draft. But Matusz by midseason or September 2009? I guess that's fair. Fields, though, is the best bet by a country mile. (Bryan Smith)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)I find it interesting that Votto stole 20 bases twice in minors, and yet some projectors say he won't steal any in majors in 2008 (I also think about Josh Fields). I am aware he doesn't have great speed and was caught very often. Does it happen that great prospects in a system are allowed to do things--like steal bases--with impunity because of their status as great prospects, and then once they reach the majors a manager puts the brakes on that part of their game?
(Bob from St Louis)
It does happen quite a bit acutally. There are going to be times in his big league career when you're gonna need Votto to run, so they best way to learn that is to have him run. A good comparision here is Delmon Young, who had 20-plus stolen bases in each of his minor league seasons, but just 10 last year in the big leagues. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesBill (New Mexico): If the Angels (stupidly, IMO) non-tender Figgins, where does he wind up?

I can't help but think the White Sox might be a fit. Cabrera and Crede both seem outbound, there's talk of moving Alexei Ramirez to short (possibly making room for Chris Getz at second) and they seem a bit diffident about Josh Fields. Figgy and Getz at the top of the order would be an improvement on the current choices, and would certainly give Ozzie room to selectively indulge in the MSM meaning of "Ozzieball." (Christina Kahrl)
 

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