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Portrait of George Kottaras

George Kottaras C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 858 .215 .326 .411 .268 2.8
Birth Date5-10-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age34 years, 11 months, 15 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
2008 BOS 25 3 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .209 0.6 0.2 0.1
2009 BOS 26 45 107 93 15 22 11 0 1 36 11 25 0 3 0 10 0 0 .237 .308 .387 .238 2.0 -2.9 -0.1
2010 MIL 27 67 250 212 24 43 12 1 9 84 33 44 0 4 1 26 2 0 .203 .305 .396 .270 9.0 0.3 1.0
2011 MIL 28 49 123 111 15 28 6 1 5 51 10 26 0 1 1 17 0 1 .252 .311 .459 .265 5.7 -0.6 0.5
2012 MIL 29 58 116 86 10 18 4 0 3 31 29 24 0 0 1 12 0 0 .209 .409 .360 .275 6.0 -1.1 0.5
2012 OAK 29 27 93 85 10 18 2 1 6 40 8 24 0 0 0 19 0 0 .212 .280 .471 .275 5.0 -0.8 0.4
2013 KCA 30 46 126 100 13 18 4 0 5 37 24 42 2 0 0 12 1 0 .180 .349 .370 .265 5.4 -4.9 0.1
2014 CLE 31 10 27 21 4 6 0 0 3 15 4 11 0 1 4 0 0 .286 .385 .714 .370 4.0 -0.4 0.4
2014 SLN 31 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .320 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2014 TOR 31 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .115 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
Career313858722921554033229712120329310131.215.326.411.26837.1-10.92.8

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2003 IDA Rk 42 164 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTW A 78 326 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 91 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 29 121 .356 .260 .331 .382 .263 .355 99 7.8 2.1 1 -1.7 -0.6 10.3 0.9 10.3 0.9
2006 MOB AA 78 310 .314 .260 .323 .381 .253 .348 105 10.9 5.5 2.9 0.1 -3.8 15.4 1.6 15.4 1.6
2006 POR AAA 33 133 .216 .277 .358 .435 .273 .264 106 -5.4 3.4 1.5 -1.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2
2007 PAW AAA 87 334 .249 .268 .337 .402 .263 .287 93 -4 9.8 5.9 29.6 -2.3 9.4 3.8 9.4 3.8
2008 BOS MLB 3 5 .209 .242 .306 .372 .242 .333 113 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 107 462 .279 .263 .330 .405 .264 .281 88 9.8 14.2 2.7 18.8 -0.6 26.2 4.4 26.2 4.4
2009 BOS MLB 45 107 .238 .261 .324 .414 .255 .300 110 -2.5 3.1 1.8 -2.9 -0.4 2.0 -0.1 2.0 -0.1
2009 PAW AAA 10 30 .319 .265 .323 .397 .250 .389 97 1.9 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.2 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2010 MIL MLB 67 250 .270 .262 .328 .415 .272 .209 95 2.6 6.9 4.1 0.3 -4.6 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2011 MIL MLB 49 123 .265 .265 .324 .410 .265 .284 105 0.6 3.3 1.8 -0.6 -0.0 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2011 NAS AAA 29 118 .310 .294 .361 .464 .274 .449 101 6.9 3.7 2.2 -1.1 -1.3 11.5 1.0 11.5 1.0
2012 MIL MLB 58 116 .275 .256 .318 .411 .261 .254 107 1.8 3.2 1.2 -1.1 -0.2 6.0 0.5 6.0 0.5
2012 OAK MLB 27 93 .275 .256 .314 .406 .260 .218 93 1.4 2.5 1.5 -0.8 -0.5 5.0 0.4 5.0 0.4
2013 KCA MLB 46 126 .265 .245 .310 .380 .258 .245 100 0.6 3.3 1.8 -4.9 -0.3 5.4 0.1 5.4 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 10 27 .370 .258 .319 .396 .266 .375 102 2.8 0.7 0.4 -0.4 0.1 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2014 SLN MLB 4 6 .320 .231 .282 .370 .241 .333 104 0.3 0.2 0 -0.5 -0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB 4 5 .115 .239 .299 .346 .241 .000 103 -0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA 13 49 .288 .258 .327 .380 .250 .320 99 1.6 1.5 0.8 -1.8 -0.6 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1
2014 COH AAA 14 47 .146 .247 .320 .367 .241 .174 108 -6.1 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.3 -3.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.3
2015 BUF AAA 16 56 .213 .259 .316 .365 .252 .323 93 -2.8 1.6 0.9 -2.7 -1.9 -2.2 -0.5 -2.2 -0.5
2015 CHR AAA 31 125 .313 .255 .320 .379 .252 .321 105 7 3.5 2.1 0.0 -0.4 12.1 1.2 12.1 1.2
2016 GWN AAA 18 61 .221 .256 .313 .390 .252 .257 102 -2.5 1.7 0.2 -1.0 0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2016 SAC AAA 23 69 .196 .269 .329 .426 .266 .235 95 -4.6 1.9 0.9 -2.3 0.6 -1.3 -0.4 -1.3 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 IDA Rk 164 27 37 8 1 7 24 19 36 1 1 .259 .350 .476 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTW A 326 40 84 18 1 7 46 51 41 0 0 .310 .418 .461 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ 394 54 102 29 0 9 50 50 60 2 1 .303 .392 .469 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA 121 16 29 7 0 2 15 19 23 0 0 .287 .400 .416 .129 .356 10.3 -1.7 0.9
2006 MOB AA 310 40 71 19 1 8 33 50 68 0 1 .276 .396 .451 .175 .314 15.4 0.1 1.6
2006 POR AAA 133 14 25 10 1 2 17 12 30 0 0 .210 .288 .361 .151 .216 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2
2007 PAW AAA 334 32 71 22 0 9 39 32 71 1 1 .241 .318 .408 .167 .249 9.4 29.6 3.8
2008 BOS MLB 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 .209 0.6 0.2 0.1
2008 PAW AAA 462 63 96 18 0 22 65 64 110 0 0 .243 .350 .456 .213 .279 26.2 18.8 4.4
2009 PAW AAA 30 1 7 3 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 .292 .433 .417 .125 .319 3.0 -0.1 0.3
2009 BOS MLB 107 15 22 11 0 1 10 11 25 0 0 .237 .308 .387 .151 .238 2.0 -2.9 -0.1
2010 MIL MLB 250 24 43 12 1 9 26 33 44 2 0 .203 .305 .396 .193 .270 9.0 0.3 1.0
2011 NAS AAA 118 19 35 8 1 4 21 16 29 0 1 .343 .432 .559 .216 .310 11.5 -1.1 1.0
2011 MIL MLB 123 15 28 6 1 5 17 10 26 0 1 .252 .311 .459 .207 .265 5.7 -0.6 0.5
2012 OAK MLB 93 10 18 2 1 6 19 8 24 0 0 .212 .280 .471 .259 .275 5.0 -0.8 0.4
2012 MIL MLB 116 10 18 4 0 3 12 29 24 0 0 .209 .409 .360 .151 .275 6.0 -1.1 0.5
2013 KCA MLB 126 13 18 4 0 5 12 24 42 1 0 .180 .349 .370 .190 .265 5.4 -4.9 0.1
2014 COH AAA 47 4 5 0 0 1 5 4 18 0 0 .119 .196 .190 .071 .146 -3.6 0.2 -0.3
2014 TOR MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 .115 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
2014 SLN MLB 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 .320 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA 49 6 11 1 0 3 8 7 14 0 0 .262 .367 .500 .238 .288 3.1 -1.8 0.1
2014 CLE MLB 27 4 6 0 0 3 4 4 11 0 0 .286 .385 .714 .429 .370 4.0 -0.4 0.4
2015 BUF AAA 56 5 11 0 0 1 6 6 18 0 0 .220 .304 .280 .060 .213 -2.2 -2.7 -0.5
2015 CHR AAA 125 12 24 4 0 7 19 26 38 0 0 .247 .403 .505 .258 .313 12.1 0.0 1.2
2016 GWN AAA 61 5 10 2 0 1 8 10 15 0 0 .196 .328 .294 .098 .221 -0.4 -1.0 -0.1
2016 SAC AAA 69 10 9 1 0 1 6 11 23 0 0 .155 .290 .224 .069 .196 -1.3 -2.3 -0.4

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 17 0.8235 0.5294 0.5556 0.5714 0.3333 0.6250 0.0000 0.4444 8 0.000050
2009 399 0.4987 0.4110 0.7744 0.5779 0.2450 0.8522 0.5918 0.2256 197 -0.001870
2010 1011 0.4807 0.3709 0.8080 0.5638 0.1924 0.8686 0.6436 0.1920 523 -0.000079
2011 470 0.5000 0.4213 0.7374 0.5830 0.2596 0.7883 0.6230 0.2626 225 -0.002038
2012 928 0.4677 0.3287 0.7836 0.5069 0.1721 0.8545 0.6000 0.2164 530 -0.005311
2013 555 0.4793 0.2991 0.7108 0.4624 0.1488 0.8211 0.3953 0.2892 331 -0.005740
2014 172 0.4360 0.2326 0.5500 0.3067 0.1753 0.6957 0.3529 0.4500 107 0.000458
Career35520.48110.35390.75960.52480.19490.83550.56770.2404396.1686-0.0028

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
2012-05-29 2012-06-01 DTD 3 3 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2009-07-30 2009-09-01 15-DL 33 30 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SFN $
2015 CHA $
2014 CHN $264,344
2013 KCA $1,000,000
2012 MIL $700,000
2011 MIL $440,000
2010 MIL $408,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,812,844
5 yrTotal$2,812,844

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 77 dACES1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/18/14 (minor-league contract). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/5/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/2/13 (avoided arbitration). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/26/14. Signed by Cleveland 3/31/14 (minor-league contract, salary of $0.95M in majors). Contract selected by Cleveland 5/3/14. DFA by Cleveland 5/6/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/11/14. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/27/14. Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 7/11/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 7/7/14. DFA by St. Louis 7/26/14. Released by St. Louis 7/29/14. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 8/10/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 9/2/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/3/14.
  • 1 year/$1M (2013). Signed by Oakland 1/14/13 (avoided arbitration). Claimed off waivers by Kansas City 1/25/13 after being DFA by Oakland 1/16/13. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade 11/26/13 after being DFA by Kansas City 11/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade 7/29/12 after being DFA by Milwaukee 7/26/12.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4085M (2010). Signed by Milwaukee 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Boston 3/10/09. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Boston 11/18/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Boston 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Boston 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/05. Re-signed by San Diego 2/06. Acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 9/06.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2002 (20-595) (Connors State JC, Okla.). Draft and follow. $0.375M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to the chat room! Got any idea why the Cardinals found it necessary to defenestrate George Kottaras so quickly as Yadier Molina stand-in? Is he THAT bad at catcher defense? Supporting evidence?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Yeah, he is. In 2013 he put up -33 runs per 7000 pitches. That's really bad. Worse than Salty, and worse than A.J. Ellis (who admits he's a terrible framer). (Noah Woodward)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! I have Team 6 in NL All Stars, a 2-time defending division champ. In my quest to try to win the title last year (falling just short), I traded away many of my draft picks for this year. That meant that I wasn't able to draft much depth this year, and what depth I was able to draft (or keep), and whom I was counting on (hoping) to play in the majors are not (George Kottaras, Tommy La Stella, Oscar Tavares, Wilmer Flores, Tony Abreu) or are injured (Carlos Quentin with his annual injury, Josh Johnson). All of this leaves me with exactly one C, two 1B, one 2B, one part-time 3B, one SS, four OFers, five SPs (plus Thornburg), and five SRs. I have three SPs that are in the minors or should pitch later this year (TJ surgery-all Padres) and the aforementioned players languishing in the minors. I'm still competitive (above .500) and wish to remain so this year. What should I be looking for in the upcoming supps? I'd like another SP, but the best two available are Jorge de la Rosa & Jordan Lyles. I don't trust either. Or should I just try to eliminate all the AAA appearances by infielder and outfielder and draft accordingly?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
We'd probably go with the best SP with one pick and the best middle infielder with the second since a sixth starter can be used regardless and middle infield depth is one of the most painful places to see AAA show up on the weekly results. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)That's funny, I never even think of C as a position since I've never, ever had a good C before.
(kddean from loop)
That might be a mistake. Catcher is the most scarce and definitely needs to be paid attention to. Their stats count just as much as anyone else's. Would you rather have Brian McCann and Placido Polanco or Pablo Sandoval and George Kottaras? (Derek Carty)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, any thoughts on the Varitek situation? Any predictions for the BoSox this year?
(Rob from Brighton)
You know, I was actually looking forward to a Josh Bard/George Kottaras combo behind the plate (I know, I know. You try watching Varitek for a full season nowadays and see what you can convince yourself of). I'm thinking Varitek is going to reluctantly take the deal, though. Funny how the combined money for the two-year setup is supposedly for less than the single-season he was looking for, eh?

I'm ready to move on though, unless they plan on platooning Tek. He cannot hit righties anymore, so having him back there most of the time is the wrong thing to do. (Marc Normandin)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 aax 0 .000 0.0 1135 .002 -0.6 25 .039 .005 -0.6 -1.2 -1.7
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 1910 -.000 0.0 38 .018 -.001 -0.4 -0.3 0.1
2006 aaa 1840 -.001 -0.2 1060 -.000 0.0 29 .023 .002 -0.4 -0.6 -1.5
2007 aaa 6169 .018 17.5 3451 -.000 0.1 98 .055 .004 -3.3 14.3 29.6
2008 aaa 4980 .017 12.6 2767 -.000 0.1 62 .048 -.003 -1.8 10.8 18.8
2008 mlb 64 .004 0.0 46 -.012 0.2 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.2 0.2
2009 mlb 1962 -.003 -0.7 1358 .003 -1.1 31 .031 .009 -0.6 -2.4 -2.9
2009 aaa 273 -.002 -0.1 130 .001 -0.0 3 .005 .000 -0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2010 mlb 4406 .001 0.4 3013 -.002 1.8 48 .052 -.001 -1.7 0.6 0.3
2011 aaa 2409 -.002 -0.9 1459 .000 -0.1 28 .003 .001 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1
2011 mlb 1931 -.006 -1.5 1263 -.002 0.8 16 .000 -.003 0.1 -0.6 -0.6
2012 mlb 3333 -.005 -2.0 2254 -.003 1.6 39 .060 -.000 -1.4 -1.9 -1.9
2013 mlb 1977 -.016 -4.3 1206 -.000 0.0 30 .002 .004 -0.0 -4.3 -4.9
2014 mlb 601 -.004 -0.3 427 .004 -0.4 7 .022 -.000 -0.1 -0.8 -1.0
2014 aaa 1849 -.002 -0.6 1083 .000 -0.0 19 .043 -.000 -0.6 -1.2 -1.6
2015 aaa 3404 -.004 -2.1 2020 -.000 0.2 48 .035 .000 -1.1 -2.9 -2.7
2016 aaa 1875 -.009 -2.6 0 .000 0.0 21 .025 .000 -0.3 -2.9 -3.3

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