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George Kottaras C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 858 .215 .326 .411 94 1.7
Birth Date5-10-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 2 months, 7 days
BatsL
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
2008 BOS 25 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 76 -0.1 0.6 0.2 0.1
2009 BOS 26 45 107 22 11 0 1 11 25 0 0 0 .237 .308 .387 78 -2.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.2
2010 MIL 27 67 250 43 12 1 9 33 44 0 2 0 .203 .305 .396 96 -0.8 -4.6 0.8 0.7
2011 MIL 28 49 123 28 6 1 5 10 26 0 0 1 .252 .311 .459 92 -1.0 0.0 -0.3 0.4
2012 MIL 29 58 116 18 4 0 3 29 24 0 0 0 .209 .409 .360 109 1.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.5
2012 OAK 29 27 93 18 2 1 6 8 24 0 0 0 .212 .280 .471 107 0.8 -0.5 -0.1 0.4
2013 KCA 30 46 126 18 4 0 5 24 42 2 1 0 .180 .349 .370 86 -1.8 -0.3 -4.5 -0.2
2014 CLE 31 10 27 6 0 0 3 4 11 0 0 0 .286 .385 .714 81 -0.5 0.1 -0.4 0.0
2014 SLN 31 4 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 75 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1
2014 TOR 31 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 61 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Career31385815540332121203231.215.326.41194-5.2-5.9-8.91.7

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
2003 IDA Rk PIO 42 164 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTW A MDW 78 326 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LEL A+ CLF 91 394 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MOB AA SOU 29 121 .260 .331 .382 .355 99 7.8 2.1 1 129 0 -0.8 -0.6 4.9 0.7
2006 MOB AA SOU 78 310 .260 .323 .381 .348 105 10.9 5.5 2.9 124 0 0.1 -3.8 -1.1 0.4
2006 POR AAA PCL 33 133 .277 .358 .435 .264 106 -5.4 3.4 1.5 62 0 -1.5 0.3 -4.6 -0.1
2007 PAW AAA INT 87 334 .268 .337 .402 .287 93 -4 9.8 5.9 92 0 26.7 -2.3 -2.5 3.6
2008 BOS MLB AL 3 5 .242 .306 .372 .333 113 -0.3 0.1 0.1 76 10 0.2 0.6 -0.1 0.1
2008 PAW AAA INT 107 462 .263 .330 .405 .281 88 9.8 14.2 2.7 106 0 18.8 -0.6 -3.5 3.1
2009 BOS MLB AL 45 107 .261 .324 .414 .300 110 -2.5 3.1 1.8 78 15 -3.5 -0.4 -2.5 -0.2
2009 PAW AAA INT 10 30 .265 .323 .397 .389 97 1.9 0.9 0.1 137 0 -0.1 0.2 1.2 0.2
2010 MIL MLB NL 67 250 .262 .328 .415 .209 95 2.6 6.9 4.1 96 9 0.8 -4.6 -0.8 0.7
2011 MIL MLB NL 49 123 .265 .324 .410 .284 104 0.6 3.3 1.8 92 16 -0.3 0.0 -1.0 0.4
2011 NAS AAA PCL 29 118 .294 .361 .464 .449 101 6.9 3.7 2.2 133 0 -1.1 -1.3 5.4 0.9
2012 MIL MLB NL 58 116 .256 .318 .411 .254 107 1.9 3.2 1.2 109 11 -0.4 -0.2 1.2 0.5
2012 OAK MLB AL 27 93 .256 .314 .406 .218 93 1.4 2.5 1.5 107 10 -0.1 -0.5 0.8 0.4
2013 KCA MLB AL 46 126 .245 .310 .380 .245 100 0.5 3.3 1.8 86 7 -4.5 -0.3 -1.8 -0.2
2014 CLE MLB AL 10 27 .258 .319 .396 .375 101 2.9 0.7 0.4 81 14 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 0.0
2014 SLN MLB NL 4 6 .231 .282 .370 .333 104 0.3 0.2 0 75 13 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB AL 4 5 .239 .299 .346 .000 103 -0.7 0.1 0.1 61 14 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2014 BUF AAA INT 13 49 .258 .327 .380 .320 100 1.5 1.5 0.8 59 0 -0.6 -0.6 -2.9 -0.2
2014 COH AAA INT 14 47 .247 .320 .367 .174 109 -6.1 1.4 0.8 58 0 -1.0 0.3 -2.8 -0.1
2015 BUF AAA INT 16 56 .259 .316 .365 .323 93 -2.8 1.6 0.9 135 0 0.2 -1.9 1.2 0.2
2015 CHR AAA INT 31 125 .255 .320 .379 .321 104 7.1 3.5 2.1 128 0 -2.9 -0.4 1.7 0.4
2016 GWN AAA INT 18 61 .256 .313 .390 .257 105 -2.6 1.7 0.2 76 0 -0.1 0.1 -2.2 0.0
2016 SAC AAA PCL 23 69 .269 .329 .426 .235 90 -4.4 1.9 0.9 53 0 -0.3 0.6 -4.3 -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
2003 IDA Rk PIO 164 143 27 37 8 1 7 68 24 19 36 1 1 .259 .350 .476 .217 0 0
2004 FTW A MDW 326 271 40 84 18 1 7 125 46 51 41 0 0 .310 .418 .461 .151 1 1
2005 LEL A+ CLF 394 337 54 102 29 0 9 158 50 50 60 2 1 .303 .392 .469 .166 2 2
2005 MOB AA SOU 121 101 16 29 7 0 2 42 15 19 23 0 0 .287 .400 .416 .129 0 0
2006 MOB AA SOU 310 257 40 71 19 1 8 116 33 50 68 0 1 .276 .396 .451 .175 0 0
2006 POR AAA PCL 133 119 14 25 10 1 2 43 17 12 30 0 0 .210 .288 .361 .151 0 0
2007 PAW AAA INT 334 294 32 71 22 0 9 120 39 32 71 1 1 .241 .318 .408 .167 2 2
2008 BOS MLB AL 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .200 0 0
2008 PAW AAA INT 462 395 63 96 18 0 22 180 65 64 110 0 0 .243 .350 .456 .213 0 0
2009 BOS MLB AL 107 93 15 22 11 0 1 36 10 11 25 0 0 .237 .308 .387 .151 3 0
2009 PAW AAA INT 30 24 1 7 3 0 0 10 0 6 6 0 0 .292 .433 .417 .125 0 0
2010 MIL MLB NL 250 212 24 43 12 1 9 84 26 33 44 2 0 .203 .305 .396 .193 4 1
2011 NAS AAA PCL 118 102 19 35 8 1 4 57 21 16 29 0 1 .343 .432 .559 .216 0 0
2011 MIL MLB NL 123 111 15 28 6 1 5 51 17 10 26 0 1 .252 .311 .459 .207 1 1
2012 MIL MLB NL 116 86 10 18 4 0 3 31 12 29 24 0 0 .209 .409 .360 .151 0 1
2012 OAK MLB AL 93 85 10 18 2 1 6 40 19 8 24 0 0 .212 .280 .471 .259 0 0
2013 KCA MLB AL 126 100 13 18 4 0 5 37 12 24 42 1 0 .180 .349 .370 .190 0 0
2014 SLN MLB NL 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 0
2014 CLE MLB AL 27 21 4 6 0 0 3 15 4 4 11 0 0 .286 .385 .714 .429 1
2014 TOR MLB AL 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 0
2014 BUF AAA INT 49 42 6 11 1 0 3 21 8 7 14 0 0 .262 .367 .500 .238 0
2014 COH AAA INT 47 42 4 5 0 0 1 8 5 4 18 0 0 .119 .196 .190 .071 0
2015 BUF AAA INT 56 50 5 11 0 0 1 14 6 6 18 0 0 .220 .304 .280 .060 0 0
2015 CHR AAA INT 125 97 12 24 4 0 7 49 19 26 38 0 0 .247 .403 .505 .258 1 1
2016 SAC AAA PCL 69 58 10 9 1 0 1 13 6 11 23 0 0 .155 .290 .224 .069 0 0
2016 GWN AAA INT 61 51 5 10 2 0 1 15 8 10 15 0 0 .196 .328 .294 .098 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 17 0.6471 0.5294 0.5556 0.6364 0.3333 0.7143 0.0000 0.4444 0.0001
2009 399 0.4937 0.4110 0.7744 0.5685 0.2574 0.8482 0.6154 0.2256 -0.0019
2010 1011 0.5143 0.3709 0.8080 0.5404 0.1914 0.8648 0.6383 0.1920 -0.0001
2011 470 0.4957 0.4213 0.7374 0.5837 0.2616 0.7868 0.6290 0.2626 -0.0020
2012 928 0.4989 0.3287 0.7836 0.4924 0.1656 0.8465 0.5974 0.2164 -0.0053
2013 555 0.5189 0.2991 0.7108 0.4306 0.1573 0.8306 0.3571 0.2892 -0.0057
2014 172 0.4709 0.2326 0.5500 0.2963 0.1758 0.6667 0.3750 0.4500 0.0005
Career35520.50480.35390.75960.50820.19600.83220.56410.2404-0.0028

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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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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 lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 aax .000 0.0 1135 .002 -0.6 25 .039 .005 -0.6 -1.1 -0.8
2006 aaa -.001 -0.2 1060 .000 0.0 29 .023 .002 -0.4 -0.2 -1.5
2006 aax .000 0.0 1910 .000 0.0 38 .018 -.001 -0.4 0.3 0.1
2007 aaa .018 17.5 3451 .000 0.1 98 .055 .004 -3.3 13.6 26.7
2008 aaa .017 12.6 2767 .000 0.1 62 .048 -.003 -1.8 10.1 18.8
2008 mlb .002 0.0 46 -.012 0.2 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.2 0.2
2009 aaa -.002 -0.1 130 .001 0.0 3 .005 .000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2009 mlb -.005 -1.4 1358 .003 -1.1 31 .031 .009 -0.6 -3.3 -3.5
2010 mlb .001 0.9 3013 -.002 1.8 48 .052 -.001 -1.7 0.5 0.8
2011 aaa -.002 -0.9 1459 .000 -0.1 28 .003 .001 -0.1 -1.0 -1.1
2011 mlb -.004 -1.1 1263 -.002 0.8 16 .000 -.003 0.1 0.0 -0.3
2012 mlb -.001 -0.6 2254 -.003 1.6 39 .060 .000 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5
2013 mlb -.015 -3.9 1206 .000 0.0 30 .002 .004 0.0 -3.7 -4.5
2014 aaa -.002 -0.6 1083 .000 0.0 19 .043 .000 -0.6 -1.2 -1.6
2014 mlb -.005 -0.4 427 .004 -0.4 7 .022 .000 -0.1 -0.9 -1.0
2015 aaa -.004 -2.1 2020 .000 0.2 48 .035 .000 -1.1 -2.9 -2.7
2016 aaa -.009 -2.6 0 .000 0.0 21 .025 .000 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3

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