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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 406 .207 .284 .328 84 -0.3
Birth Date3-19-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight265 lbs
Age37 years, 2 months, 30 days
BatsB
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
2009 OAK 27 46 155 32 7 0 7 14 36 0 0 0 .229 .297 .429 93 -0.9 -2.4 -2.0 0.1
2010 OAK 28 41 129 24 4 0 2 15 29 0 1 0 .214 .305 .304 88 -1.6 -1.7 -1.6 0.1
2011 OAK 29 36 122 19 3 0 1 11 32 0 0 0 .171 .246 .225 68 -4.3 -1.9 -2.6 -0.4
Career12340675140104097010.207.284.32884-6.7-6.0-6.3-0.3

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
2004 VAN A- NWN 38 163 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ CLF 90 375 .279 .358 .420 .302 99 9.7 9.1 4.6 113 0 18.9 -4.5 -3.9 2.4
2006 MID AA TXS 12 45 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 MID AA TXS 60 256 .257 .330 .399 .315 104 12.7 7.6 4.1 146 0 3.3 -0.9 12.8 2.7
2007 SAC AAA PCL 4 17 .285 .347 .428 .200 85 2.5 0.5 0.3 141 0 0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.2
2008 SAC AAA PCL 88 367 .280 .352 .451 .270 105 2.8 11.2 6.4 99 0 12.1 -1.0 -4.1 2.4
2009 OAK MLB AL 46 155 .262 .331 .408 .255 101 -2.6 4.5 1.6 93 13 -2.0 -2.4 -0.9 0.1
2010 OAK MLB AL 41 129 .255 .323 .398 .268 104 -5.5 3.6 1.9 88 15 -1.6 -1.7 -1.6 0.1
2010 SAC AAA PCL 14 55 .273 .344 .424 .229 86 -1.7 1.7 0 91 0 0.6 -0.8 -0.4 0.1
2011 OAK MLB AL 36 122 .250 .311 .393 .231 95 -9.8 3.3 1.8 68 12 -2.6 -1.9 -4.3 -0.4
2011 SAC AAA PCL 12 53 .303 .369 .468 .333 115 -1.1 1.6 0.4 92 0 -0.1 -1.1 -0.3 0.0
2012 OKL AAA PCL 79 279 .278 .339 .430 .295 100 -2.9 8.3 5 95 0 3.5 -4.1 -0.7 1.2
2013 LVG AAA PCL 28 82 .272 .330 .411 .196 110 -3.6 2.4 1.1 65 0 -1.9 -0.3 -3.9 -0.3

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 VAN A- NWN 163 135 24 33 6 1 3 50 19 26 22 0 0 .244 .370 .370 .126 0 0
2006 MID AA TXS 45 41 4 11 0 0 1 14 4 3 12 0 0 .268 .333 .341 .073 0 0
2006 STO A+ CLF 375 326 44 86 12 0 15 143 47 43 77 0 0 .264 .352 .439 .175 1 1
2007 MID AA TXS 256 219 46 64 9 2 11 110 39 36 40 1 0 .292 .392 .502 .210 0 0
2007 SAC AAA PCL 17 17 3 5 0 0 3 14 3 0 4 0 0 .294 .294 .824 .529 0 0
2008 SAC AAA PCL 367 300 42 69 11 0 15 125 53 63 85 0 1 .230 .364 .417 .187 0 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 155 140 19 32 7 0 7 60 30 14 36 0 0 .229 .297 .429 .200 1 0
2010 SAC AAA PCL 55 45 6 9 2 0 1 14 2 10 9 0 0 .200 .345 .311 .111 0 0
2010 OAK MLB AL 129 112 13 24 4 0 2 34 11 15 29 1 0 .214 .305 .304 .089 1 1
2011 SAC AAA PCL 53 46 6 13 0 0 1 16 5 7 9 0 0 .283 .377 .348 .065 0 0
2011 OAK MLB AL 122 111 10 19 3 0 1 25 4 11 32 0 0 .171 .246 .225 .054 0 0
2012 OKL AAA PCL 279 239 35 60 6 0 8 90 38 36 56 0 0 .251 .353 .377 .126 1 1
2013 LVG AAA PCL 82 69 7 11 3 0 2 20 3 12 21 0 1 .159 .284 .290 .130 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 621 0.4895 0.4106 0.7961 0.6217 0.2082 0.8783 0.5606 0.2039 0.0021
2010 494 0.4676 0.3927 0.7938 0.5628 0.2433 0.8538 0.6719 0.2062 0.0060
2011 486 0.5062 0.4074 0.7475 0.5813 0.2292 0.8042 0.6000 0.2525 0.0067
Career16010.48780.40410.78060.59130.22540.84820.60690.21940.0047

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
2009-07-23 2009-07-25 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-19 2009-05-24 DTD 5 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-21 2009-04-02 Camp 12 0 Trunk Tightness -
2008-08-16 2008-09-16 Minors 31 0 Right Knee Strain - -
2007-07-03 2007-09-19 Minors 78 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2007-07-10
2005-04-03 2005-09-08 Minors 158 0 Left Knee Surgery ACL and Mensicus 2005-01-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYN $
2012 HOU $
2011 OAK $420,000
2009 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$820,000
2 yrTotal$820,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 153 dMark Pieper1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/18/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.62M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 12/12/11 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A 1/5/12. Released 3/9/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 3/14/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/07.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2004 (1-24) (South Carolina). Signed 7/04, $1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2009-02-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's to stop Bryce Harper from taking the GED like I did and declaring for the draft a year or two early? Seems like the hype couldn't be higher and he would command a several million dollar signing bonus while starting his professional development much earlier.
(Landon Powell from Papago Park)
Well, the story of Landon Powell just might be enough to stop Bryce Harper from doing that, though granted, the silence surrounding Powell's decision to take the GED wouldn't exist in this information-driven Internet era. In reality, it's hard for me to say that anyone should stop their education so early, but given his hype, Harper would be the definite favorite to go first in 2010 or 2011. It does seem that the latter season, his natural draft season, is going to be thinner, so Harper might be best served to continue on the same path. (Bryan Smith)


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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
2006 aax .000 0.0 219 .000 0.0 4 .005 .000 0.0 2.0 0.0
2006 afa .000 0.0 3202 -.004 3.4 71 -.108 -.013 5.7 12.4 18.9
2007 aax .000 0.0 2347 -.002 1.1 26 -.072 -.007 1.4 3.0 3.3
2007 aaa .002 0.1 175 -.001 0.0 4 -.006 .000 0.0 1.9 0.1
2008 aaa .014 12.6 3368 -.001 0.6 49 -.036 -.006 1.4 15.2 12.1
2009 mlb -.006 -1.7 1222 .002 -0.8 22 -.056 -.001 0.8 -1.7 -2.0
2010 mlb -.006 -1.5 1049 -.002 0.6 24 -.017 .001 0.3 -1.1 -1.6
2010 aaa .016 1.3 290 -.001 0.0 5 -.001 -.001 0.0 1.1 0.6
2011 aaa .000 0.0 375 .000 0.0 6 -.002 -.001 0.0 0.0 -0.1
2011 mlb -.008 -2.2 1271 .000 0.0 22 .000 -.004 0.1 -2.1 -2.6
2012 aaa .000 0.0 3074 -.001 1.4 63 -.056 -.003 2.3 3.9 3.5
2013 aaa -.008 -1.8 851 .000 0.0 10 .023 -.001 -0.1 -1.9 -1.9

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