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Mitch Maier CF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 1117 .248 .327 .344 79 1.3
Birth Date6-30-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age37 years, 5 months, 9 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
2006 KCA 24 5 15 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .154 .267 .154 70 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2008 KCA 26 34 97 26 1 1 0 2 18 2 0 2 .286 .316 .319 66 -3.8 -0.3 -1.0 -0.2
2009 KCA 27 127 397 83 15 3 3 43 76 4 9 2 .243 .333 .331 75 -11.1 1.3 12.7 1.4
2010 KCA 28 117 421 98 15 6 5 41 68 0 3 2 .263 .333 .375 91 -3.6 -3.8 0.8 0.4
2011 KCA 29 45 113 22 4 3 0 16 32 1 1 0 .232 .345 .337 69 -3.8 -0.7 1.9 0.0
2012 KCA 30 32 74 11 1 1 2 8 24 0 2 0 .172 .260 .313 66 -2.8 1.1 -2.3 -0.2
Career36011172423614101122227156.248.327.34479-25.7-2.411.51.3

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
2003 RY1 Rk AZL 0 223 .000 .000 .000 .392 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUR A MDW 82 345 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIL A+ CRL 51 194 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ CLF 50 227 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA TXS 80 342 .268 .329 .417 .280 109 -0.7 7.9 0.6 77 0 -3.9 6.6 -7.8 0.3
2006 KCA MLB AL 5 15 .254 .303 .399 .222 107 -1.9 0.5 -0.2 70 11 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2006 WIC AA TXS 138 603 .274 .350 .437 .349 106 17.5 13.9 0.2 119 0 7.8 6.2 -4.5 2.5
2007 OMA AAA PCL 140 596 .279 .344 .435 .309 104 -1.6 17.7 -1.3 86 0 6.4 0.8 -7.2 1.6
2008 KCA MLB AL 34 97 .269 .333 .425 .356 101 -5 2.8 0.2 66 16 -1.0 -0.3 -3.8 -0.2
2008 OMA AAA PCL 85 383 .276 .345 .445 .337 105 10.3 11.8 1.1 114 0 13.8 -1.4 2.1 2.6
2009 KCA MLB AL 127 397 .268 .332 .430 .303 105 -10.4 11.4 -0.4 75 9 12.7 1.3 -11.1 1.4
2009 OMA AAA PCL 12 60 .267 .335 .412 .341 93 3.9 1.8 -0.1 125 0 0.7 -0.4 1.9 0.4
2010 KCA MLB AL 117 421 .260 .324 .407 .307 111 -1.7 11.6 -1.2 91 8 0.8 -3.8 -3.6 0.4
2011 KCA MLB AL 45 113 .250 .315 .388 .344 108 -2 3.0 -0.5 69 13 1.9 -0.7 -3.8 0.0
2012 KCA MLB AL 32 74 .252 .318 .406 .231 99 -3.3 2.0 0.2 66 16 -2.3 1.1 -2.8 -0.2
2012 OMA AAA PCL 38 156 .286 .349 .437 .343 104 5.3 4.6 -1.7 104 0 5.2 -0.1 1.2 0.9
2013 PAW AAA INT 31 137 .270 .338 .407 .381 99 7.7 3.9 -0.8 147 0 -2.3 3.4 5.1 1.0
2014 NWA AA TEX 25 99 .247 .318 .369 .316 93 1.1 2.7 -0.9 89 0 1.2 -1.1 -2.9 -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 RY1 Rk AZL 223 203 41 71 14 6 2 103 45 18 25 7 3 .350 .408 .507 .158 0 0
2004 WIL A+ CRL 194 174 25 46 9 2 3 68 17 15 29 10 2 .264 .328 .391 .126 1 1
2004 BUR A MDW 345 317 41 95 24 3 4 137 36 27 51 34 10 .300 .355 .432 .132 0 0
2005 HDS A+ CLF 227 211 42 71 26 1 8 123 32 12 43 6 1 .336 .375 .583 .246 0 0
2005 WIC AA TXS 342 322 55 82 21 5 7 134 49 15 47 10 3 .255 .292 .416 .161 0 0
2006 KCA MLB AL 15 13 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 0 0
2006 WIC AA TXS 603 543 95 166 35 7 14 257 92 41 96 13 12 .306 .360 .473 .168 3 3
2007 OMA AAA PCL 596 544 75 152 29 5 14 233 62 33 89 7 2 .279 .322 .428 .149 6 6
2008 KCA MLB AL 97 91 9 26 1 1 0 29 9 2 18 0 2 .286 .316 .319 .033 0 2
2008 OMA AAA PCL 383 345 57 109 24 1 9 162 41 29 42 12 3 .316 .368 .470 .154 3 3
2009 KCA MLB AL 397 341 42 83 15 3 3 113 31 43 76 9 2 .243 .333 .331 .088 2 7
2009 OMA AAA PCL 60 51 8 16 3 0 2 25 10 8 8 1 1 .314 .407 .490 .176 0 0
2010 KCA MLB AL 421 373 41 98 15 6 5 140 39 41 68 3 2 .263 .333 .375 .113 3 4
2011 KCA MLB AL 113 95 19 22 4 3 0 32 7 16 32 1 0 .232 .345 .337 .105 1 0
2012 OMA AAA PCL 156 132 25 38 4 1 4 56 17 21 31 2 1 .288 .385 .424 .136 2 0
2012 KCA MLB AL 74 64 8 11 1 1 2 20 7 8 24 2 0 .172 .260 .313 .141 1 1
2013 PAW AAA INT 137 113 32 35 7 0 3 51 22 24 26 3 1 .310 .431 .451 .142 0 0
2014 NWA AA TEX 99 90 14 21 5 0 3 35 8 9 30 0 0 .233 .303 .389 .156 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 333 0.5315 0.5255 0.7943 0.6836 0.3462 0.8678 0.6296 0.2057 0.0048
2009 1535 0.5140 0.4332 0.8150 0.5805 0.2775 0.9039 0.6184 0.1850 0.0079
2010 1664 0.5078 0.4141 0.8331 0.5740 0.2491 0.9134 0.6422 0.1669 0.0158
2011 515 0.5049 0.3942 0.7685 0.5462 0.2392 0.8169 0.6557 0.2315 0.0061
2012 308 0.5325 0.3961 0.7459 0.4878 0.2917 0.8250 0.5952 0.2541 -0.0008
Career43550.51320.42570.80990.57530.26840.88890.63110.19010.0099

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
2014-05-01 2014-07-20 Minors 80 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-08-03 2013-09-19 Minors 47 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2013-06-30 2013-08-01 Minors 32 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-04-23 2013-05-29 Minors 36 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2013-04-04 2013-04-14 Minors 10 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Sprain - -
2013-03-16 2013-03-30 Camp 14 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2010-09-26 2010-10-02 DTD 6 6 Left Knee Soreness -
2010-08-20 2010-08-21 DTD 1 0 Neck Soreness -
2008-08-21 2008-09-12 15-DL 22 19 Right Face Fracture Multiple Fractures -
2007-02-27 2007-02-27 Camp 0 0 Wrist Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 BOS $
2012 KCA $865,000
2011 KCA $459,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,324,000
2 yrTotal$1,324,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 1 dEric Sobocinski1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/19/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/29/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 5/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Boston as a free agent 10/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.865M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 100 plate appearances. DFA by Kansas City 7/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.459M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4005M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/09 (split contract, $182,405 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 4/4/09. Recalled 4/16/09. Optioned to Triple-A 7/17/09. Recalled 7/23/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/29/08. Recalled 7/24/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07 (minor-league contract). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 9/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/06.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2003 (1-30) (Toledo). Signed 6/03. $0.9M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given their recent history with getting position players across the gulf from "prospect potential" to actual "big league performance", and given the bus loads of fine prospects they've been amassing recently, should they be making some changes in their minor league operations to try to get the best results from these kids? They've had some fine youngsters just not realize the potential implied by their MLEs. Beltran was a long time ago...
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Given the Beltran shout out at the end I was able to deduce that by "they" you mean the Royals. And yes, the Royals should be playing their young players. Nobody goes to their games even with "superstars" like Jose Guillen and Gil Meche, so go ahead and win 66 games with the young guys, let them begin to develop at the MLB level, and see what happens. I don't think it's as much their MiLB operations as it is the way the MLB team operates. Don't sign Francoeur when you have Mitch Maier. Don't look at a third baseman if you have Moustakas. Don't screw with Alex Gordon when he deserves an MLB roster spot, etc. (Eric Seidman)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)"Don't sign Francoeur when you have Mitch Maier." I don't get it. Francoeur is younger than Maier, has more upside, and wasn't expensive. What's the point of playing Maier every day?
(bishopscreed from Bangkok)
He does not have more upside, and while he might not be expensive, it was an unneeded expense. Francoeur is not a difference maker. If you want to sign an outfielder, sign an outfielder. Don't sign someone who looks like he should be great and isn't, UNLESS you are going to strictly use him in a platoon role. Color me skeptical that Francouer DOESN'T play everyday. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What the holy-heck is Alex Gordon going in AAA!? And I mean besides raking. Isn't he too young and have a far superior prospect pedigree to be treated as if he's 4A?
(WilliamWilde from Boston, MA)
We've been having a desultory discussion on our internal mailing list as to what the heck the Royals are thinking, though "thinking" may be setting the bar too high. It's not just Gordon, it's Ka'aihue (recall that Ken Phelps came up as a Royal and they refused him too), it's Chris Getz, it's Podsednik and Mitch Maier... There are so many areas where they might tinker around the edges and get a few more runs on the board. If it's obvious to us it's obvious to them, so the question is why don't they care? (Steven Goldman)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Alex Gordon. Mere mortals are not permitted to question "the process". In theory he is learning how to play LF/RF. Unfortunately for the moment those two positions are occupied. DeJesus is having a better season than we could expect Gordon to have and Pods is, well, Pods. GMDM doesn't admit to mistakes about players he acquires thru trade or free agency. Until the Royals cut bait on Jose Guillen there is no roster spot for Kila. And Mitch Maier is a much better option as a 4th OFer who can play all the positions as opposed to Rick Ankiel who can't play any of them.
(kcboomer from kc)
See, that sounds like megalomania. I know things that Moore has said about "the process" sort of SOUND like that, but I doubt he really believes it inasmuch as he doesn't know what he really should say. Which means that what he's really thinking remains a mystery, or he's not confident enough in what he's thinking to tell us, or... Gee, maybe megalomania really is the simplest answer. (Steven Goldman)


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