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Portrait of Carlos Quentin

Carlos Quentin LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 3247 .252 .347 .484 .287 12.2
Birth Date8-28-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight235 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 24 days
BatsR
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
2006 ARI 23 57 191 166 23 42 13 3 9 88 15 34 8 1 1 32 1 0 .253 .342 .530 .284 8.4 6.2 1.4
2007 ARI 24 81 263 229 29 49 16 0 5 80 18 54 11 4 1 31 2 2 .214 .298 .349 .227 -5.1 2.7 -0.2
2008 CHA 25 130 569 480 96 138 26 1 36 274 66 80 20 3 0 100 7 3 .287 .394 .571 .321 49.1 7.2 5.6
2009 CHA 26 99 399 351 47 83 14 0 21 160 31 52 15 2 0 56 3 0 .236 .323 .456 .257 5.6 2.2 0.8
2010 CHA 27 131 527 453 73 110 25 2 26 217 50 83 20 4 0 87 2 2 .243 .342 .479 .272 15.9 -14.9 0.1
2011 CHA 28 118 483 421 53 107 31 0 24 210 34 84 23 5 0 77 1 1 .254 .340 .499 .297 24.7 -10.2 1.5
2012 SDN 29 86 340 284 44 74 21 0 16 143 36 41 17 3 0 46 0 1 .261 .374 .504 .317 24.8 -6.4 2.0
2013 SDN 30 82 320 276 42 76 21 0 13 136 31 55 9 4 0 44 0 0 .275 .362 .493 .315 22.2 -7.7 1.6
2014 SDN 31 50 155 130 9 23 6 0 4 41 17 33 4 4 18 0 0 .177 .284 .315 .230 -3.7 -2.0 -0.6
Career8343247279041670217361541349298516127302491169.252.347.484.287141.9-22.912.2

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 LNC A+ 65 297 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ELP AA 60 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUC AAA 136 561 .327 .277 .347 .439 .275 .319 98 40.6 16.2 -3.2 2.6 -4.7 48.9 4.9 48.9 4.9
2006 ARI MLB 57 191 .284 .259 .326 .416 .259 .266 99 5.2 5.8 -2 6.2 -0.5 8.4 1.4 8.4 1.4
2006 TUC AAA 85 396 .283 .282 .354 .441 .273 .316 108 8.7 10.3 -3.6 -6.2 -1.5 13.8 0.7 13.8 0.7
2007 ARI MLB 81 263 .227 .266 .330 .414 .256 .253 104 -9.5 7.8 -2.8 2.7 -0.6 -5.1 -0.2 -5.1 -0.2
2007 TUC AAA 33 135 .319 .290 .360 .454 .268 .371 117 8.3 3.8 -1.4 1.6 -0.4 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2008 CHA MLB 130 569 .321 .269 .336 .424 .262 .278 104 37.5 16.4 -3.9 7.2 -0.9 49.1 5.6 49.1 5.6
2009 CHA MLB 99 399 .257 .264 .331 .416 .257 .221 107 -1.4 11.5 -3.1 2.2 -1.5 5.6 0.8 5.6 0.8
2009 KAN A 2 5 .528 .245 .328 .359 .268 .333 77 1.4 0.1 -0.1 1.3 -0.2 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.3
2009 CHR AAA 12 45 .339 .265 .343 .399 .255 .382 103 3.7 1.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.4 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 CHA MLB 131 527 .272 .259 .323 .405 .256 .241 113 6.7 14.5 -6.1 -14.9 0.8 15.9 0.1 15.9 0.1
2011 CHA MLB 118 483 .297 .258 .320 .404 .261 .261 105 17.6 13.0 -5.2 -10.2 -0.7 24.7 1.5 24.7 1.5
2012 SDN MLB 86 340 .317 .254 .317 .398 .258 .252 96 19.3 9.3 -2.4 -6.4 -1.3 24.8 2.0 24.8 2.0
2012 LEL A+ 4 15 .435 .276 .353 .408 .275 .455 88 2.9 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2012 TUC AAA 5 17 .362 .294 .361 .458 .287 .300 108 2 0.5 -0.3 -0.0 0.4 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2013 SDN MLB 82 320 .315 .256 .314 .400 .258 .297 100 16.8 8.4 -2.2 -7.7 -0.8 22.2 1.6 22.2 1.6
2014 SDN MLB 50 155 .230 .248 .309 .384 .260 .196 96 -4.4 4.0 -1.1 -2.0 -2.3 -3.7 -0.6 -3.7 -0.6
2014 LEL A+ 4 13 .213 .225 .289 .372 .240 .125 78 -0.3 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2014 ELP AAA 3 8 -.013 .260 .320 .403 .323 .143 90 -0.3 0.0 0 0.0 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2015 TAC AAA 5 19 .223 .299 .354 .467 .283 .200 90 -0.7 0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2016 PUE AAA 21 82 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MVA AAA 13 40 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .208 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2004 LNC A+ 297 64 75 14 1 15 51 25 33 5 1 .310 .432 .562 .252 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ELP AA 246 39 75 19 0 6 38 18 23 0 6 .357 .447 .533 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TUC AAA 561 98 136 28 4 21 89 72 71 9 1 .301 .429 .520 .219 .327 48.9 2.6 4.9
2006 TUC AAA 396 66 92 30 3 9 52 45 46 5 0 .289 .426 .487 .198 .283 13.8 -6.2 0.7
2006 ARI MLB 191 23 42 13 3 9 32 15 34 1 0 .253 .342 .530 .277 .284 8.4 6.2 1.4
2007 ARI MLB 263 29 49 16 0 5 31 18 54 2 2 .214 .298 .349 .135 .227 -5.1 2.7 -0.2
2007 TUC AAA 135 30 40 12 1 4 27 9 14 0 1 .348 .436 .574 .226 .319 10.4 1.6 1.1
2008 CHA MLB 569 96 138 26 1 36 100 66 80 7 3 .287 .394 .571 .283 .321 49.1 7.2 5.6
2009 KAN A 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .600 .667 .333 .528 1.3 1.3 0.3
2009 CHR AAA 45 10 14 3 0 1 9 5 2 0 0 .378 .477 .541 .162 .339 4.1 -0.3 0.4
2009 CHA MLB 399 47 83 14 0 21 56 31 52 3 0 .236 .323 .456 .219 .257 5.6 2.2 0.8
2010 CHA MLB 527 73 110 25 2 26 87 50 83 2 2 .243 .342 .479 .236 .272 15.9 -14.9 0.1
2011 CHA MLB 483 53 107 31 0 24 77 34 84 1 1 .254 .340 .499 .245 .297 24.7 -10.2 1.5
2012 SDN MLB 340 44 74 21 0 16 46 36 41 0 1 .261 .374 .504 .243 .317 24.8 -6.4 2.0
2012 LEL A+ 15 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 2 0 0 .429 .467 .714 .286 .435 2.9 -0.2 0.3
2012 TUC AAA 17 5 4 0 0 1 4 2 3 0 0 .286 .412 .500 .214 .362 2.6 -0.0 0.3
2013 SDN MLB 320 42 76 21 0 13 44 31 55 0 0 .275 .362 .493 .217 .315 22.2 -7.7 1.6
2014 ELP AAA 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .375 -.013 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2014 SDN MLB 155 9 23 6 0 4 18 17 33 0 0 .177 .284 .315 .138 .230 -3.7 -2.0 -0.6
2014 LEL A+ 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .100 .308 .100 .000 .213 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0
2015 TAC AAA 19 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .176 .263 .235 .059 .223 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2016 PUE AAA 82 13 15 3 0 5 14 7 12 0 0 .211 .305 .465 .254 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MVA AAA 40 6 7 1 0 2 5 6 7 0 0 .212 .350 .424 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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 1983 0.4710 0.4836 0.7800 0.7152 0.2774 0.8398 0.6426 0.2200 810 -0.008201
2009 1379 0.4706 0.5265 0.7948 0.7535 0.3247 0.8671 0.6456 0.2052 501 -0.009970
2010 1868 0.4957 0.4973 0.7524 0.7063 0.2919 0.8211 0.5891 0.2476 754 -0.002834
2011 1791 0.4779 0.5036 0.7572 0.7348 0.2920 0.8188 0.6154 0.2428 699 -0.006541
2012 1158 0.4465 0.5130 0.7677 0.7698 0.3058 0.8518 0.5969 0.2323 420 -0.008084
2013 1157 0.4529 0.5307 0.7378 0.7767 0.3270 0.8133 0.5894 0.2622 420 -0.006593
2014 565 0.4690 0.5381 0.7171 0.8264 0.2833 0.8037 0.4941 0.2829 192 0.001526
Career99010.47180.50780.76280.74230.29880.83250.6080.2372609.8647-0.0064

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
2014-07-27 2014-09-29 60-DL 64 59 Left Knee Inflammation -
2014-07-26 2014-07-26 DTD 0 0 - Knee Soreness -
2014-06-26 2014-06-29 DTD 3 2 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2014-06-19 2014-06-19 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2014-05-19 2014-05-24 DTD 5 4 - Groin Strain - -
2014-03-25 2014-05-13 15-DL 49 39 Left Knee Soreness - -
2013-07-31 2013-09-30 15-DL 61 54 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 2013-09-03
2013-07-29 2013-07-30 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-07-23 2013-07-24 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2013-06-15 2013-06-22 DTD 7 7 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-06-03 2013-06-04 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-05-21 2013-05-24 DTD 3 2 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-05-20 2013-05-20 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-05-07 2013-05-08 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-05-03 2013-05-04 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-04-10 2013-04-11 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Contusion - -
2013-03-10 2013-03-11 Camp 1 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery 2012-10-05 -
2012-09-29 2012-09-30 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2012-09-20 2012-09-27 DTD 7 6 Right Knee Soreness -
2012-09-11 2012-09-19 DTD 8 6 Right Knee Soreness -
2012-09-06 2012-09-09 DTD 3 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2012-09-03 2012-09-04 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2012-07-16 2012-07-18 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness - -
2012-03-26 2012-05-28 15-DL 63 49 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus and Loose Bodies 2012-03-19 -
2012-03-15 2012-03-26 Camp 11 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus and Loose Bodies 2012-03-19 -
2011-08-21 2011-09-12 15-DL 22 20 Left Shoulder Separation AC Joint - -
2011-05-28 2011-05-28 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2011-05-21 2011-05-23 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Contusion -
2010-09-30 2010-10-04 DTD 4 4 Ankle Soreness -
2010-07-19 2010-07-23 DTD 4 3 Hand Soreness -
2010-07-06 2010-07-09 DTD 3 3 Knee Soreness -
2010-05-13 2010-05-17 DTD 4 3 General Medical Illness Virus -
2010-05-03 2010-05-04 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-29 2010-04-30 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-10-06 2009-10-06 Off 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hardware Removal 2009-10-06
2009-05-26 2009-07-19 15-DL 54 46 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2009-05-15 2009-05-21 DTD 6 6 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2009-05-13 2009-05-15 DTD 2 1 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2009-05-11 2009-05-13 DTD 2 2 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2009-04-23 2009-04-24 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion -
2008-09-02 2008-10-06 DTD 34 26 Right Wrist Surgery Fracture 2008-09-08
2008-08-12 2008-08-14 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2007-10-12 2007-10-12 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2007-10-12
2007-08-02 2007-09-01 15-DL 30 27 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-31 2007-04-16 15-DL 16 13 Left Shoulder Recovery From Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2007-03-17 2007-03-31 Camp 14 0 Left Shoulder Cartilage Injury Labrum -
2003-06-05 2003-09-06 Minors 93 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-07-03

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BOS $
2016 MIN $
2015 ATL $8,000,000
2014 SDN $9,500,000
2013 SDN $9,500,000
2012 SDN $7,025,000
2011 CHA $5,050,000
2010 CHA $3,200,000
2009 CHA $550,000
2008 CHA $400,000
2007 ARI $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$43,606,000
9 yrTotal$43,606,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 65 dBrodie Van Wagenen1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/8/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/2/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 3 years/$27M (2013-15), plus 2016 mutual option. Signed extension with San Diego 7/22/12. 13:$9.5M, 14:$9.5M, 15:$8M, 16:$10M mutual option ($3M buyout with 320 games played in 2013-15 combined). No-trade protection beginning 7/12. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from San Diego 4/5/15. DFA by Atlanta 4/5/15. Released 4/14/15. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 4/22/15 (minor-league contract). Retired 5/15.
  • 1 year/$7.025M (2012). Acquired by San Diego in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/31/11. Signed by San Diego 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$5.05M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2010). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/16/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/24/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/27/08.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Recalled 7/27/07. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 12/3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Arizona 7/06.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2003 (1-29) (Stanford). $1.1M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the ever expanding bullpens around baseball (and short benches), it seems like defensive versatility is becoming much more important, and teams can't really carry a bat-only PH type any more, a la Matt Stairs. Is that right? Are teams really prioritizing that now in player development?
(Hail Theo from North Side)
I wrote about this w/r/t Carlos Quentin back in March: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26010

I know the Cubs' player-dev team is now emphasizing versatility. I'm not sure any team is so concerned about it that they're about to start slowing down guys' offensive progression to make sure they learn a second position. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Will Cameron Maybin be moved? I am foolishly still in love with the tools and he did tear his bicep last season. Will he start anywhere or is a just a defensive replacement for that god awful Padres OF defense? The same goes for Carlos Quentin, who I would love to get s DH spot somewhere, so his knees don't fall off.
(Dylan from RI)
Keeping Maybin around makes sense to me because the Padres don't have a center fielder. I guess you could keep Venable instead, but why not keep both? Quentin didn't stay healthy when he was in the AL and could DH regularly, so I don't think a move would help him much. I'm just staying away from Quentin forever and always unless I can pick him up off waivers when he's hot. (Ben Carsley)
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)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)You said that you like John Danks ROS. In my 16 tm h2h league I offered Matt Joyce for John Danks straight up, and am waiting for a response. Is this enough to snag him you think? Is Danks worth my "flier guys" like Josh Rutledge, Carlos Quentin, or Ichiro? Is Joyce more valuable than any of the above mentioned bench guys? Thanks
(George from SD)
It should be. I'd rather deal Rutledge or Ichiro for him, but that might not be enough. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)I have Carlos Quentin, Nick Markakis, Carlos Gomez, and Brandon Moss for 5 dollars each in a deep $325 32 roster spots league. Given several ?s such as health and building off breakout seasons, do you have any particular feelings on any of these players to produce to the level they have once or recently shown?
(Sal from Staten island)
Either way, those are great bargains in a deep league. Quentin is in the "best shape of his life" if you're a believer in that...I'd gladly take all 4 of those guys in a deep league like that. (Jason Collette)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)When do you expect Marte up for the Pirates? What can we expect of him this year?
(Nick Johnson from Aviles)
I think you'll see Marte up by early-August, but it'd be unwise to expect a ton right away. He should outperform the Pirates' current corner outfielders, but he does have 74 strikeouts in 331 at-bats in Triple-A, so it's unlikely that he'll thrive right away.

Marte's timetable also likely depends on whether the Pirates swing a deal for an outfielder at the deadline. They're rumored to be in on Carlos Quentin and Justin Upton, and adding either of those two might push Marte back a bit. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the Daily Hit List teams given a 0.0% chance of making the playoffs have not yet accepted their fate. If all of the July trades need to come from the Cubs, Twins, Padres and Royals, it seems like there will be slim pickings for your transactions page. In chronological order, please list the next 5 teams you expect to awake from their silly dreams of greatness.
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
Tough question. I'll offer my list in order of trade likelihood, with the top of the list consisting of teams that I wouldn't be shocked if they made a "sell" move today:

1. Cubs - Trading whatever veterans they can is a no brainer.
2. Padres - I don't still don't believe Carlos Quentin is there for the long haul.
3. Astros - I think they're going to ride this run of decency out jut a bit longer.
4. Athletics - What they'll trade is a more interesting question that if they'll trade.
5. Mariners - I wouldn't be shocked if Jason Vargas gets dealt before the deadline. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-23 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Kyle Blanks and do you agree with the Padres acquiring Quentin to push Blanks out of the starting lineup?
(El Hombre from Anaheim)
When Kyle Blanks came up at the end of 2009 and went nuts, a lot of us had high hopes for him. Since then, he's battled injuries, an inability to make consistent contact, and the lack of a true defensive home. Blanks is 25 years old now and hasn't progressed one bit in three years. He isn't necessarily to blame for this, but right now he's looking more like a spare part than a regular. And I'm not sure he has a future in the Padres organization, although that probably was true with or without Carlos Quentin. (Geoff Young)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Carlos Quentin done? He doesn't drive the ball very well and not too many of his flyballs have been leaving the park this year
(Terrence from Mathis, GA)
I put Quentin in four-stars with the caveat that it assumed perfect health for him. He just hasn't looked like someone who is 100%, as far as his power is concerned. Lingering issues from the wrist sapping his power, perhaps? (Marc Normandin)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Though they haven't had much luck with Carlos Quentin, do you think Herm Schneider and his team will be able to keep Peavy healthy for 200+ innings? He looked superb in his last three starts of '09 and I salivate of having him, Floyd, Danks, Buehrle, and Hudson for all of 2010...
(scott from chicago)
Yeah, it shold be interesting. The ChiSox THR is one everyone's going to want to see ... (Will Carroll)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which injured Chicago player ends up with a better year end line, Aramis or The Carlos Quentin?
(JB from Fulton County)
Aramis. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Peavy too much to give up for Carlos Quentin in a keeper league? I'm in desperate need of power.
(Mike from Niles, IL)
I'd think so, but that's in part because Quentin's track record for staying healthy is ghastly, and add in his HBP rates, and it's easy to see more bad things happening at some point down the road. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Quentin just went yard again. He is on pace to hit 100 HRs with that short LF porch at the Cell? But seriously, is he really this good?
(Chad from Northbrook)
Once upon a time Quentin was #12 on our Top Prospect list, and last year he might have won the MVP if it weren't for him breaking his wrist. While playing in a homer-friendly park certainly pumps his stats a bit, he's a quality hitter who can play on my team. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the last 5 years or so, the following statements have been generally true about the D-Backs: (1) they have had a lot of highly-touted hitting prospects in their minor league system, (2) those same prospects are currently having a lot of trouble putting runs on the board at the major league level, and (3) Carlos Quentin didn't take off until he landed in Chicago. If you had to speculate, what do you think is going on in the desert?
(Randy from Ann Arbor, MI)
Do you have to look at Bob Melvin a little? His handling of Justin Upton this year sure is less than impressive, and he's got an affection for Tony Clark that's a little weird. Young players need to play, both for reps and so that they can develop without feeling that their career lives or dies on their next AB.

I don't know if Melvin is the cause of the stagnation of some of these guys, but I don't think he's helped them. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Julio Lugo Award, for unluckest player. Between his "balls in play" numbers, injuries, and being replaced by not one, but two people who can't hit. I can't think of too many others up to his level. Also, the Ian Kinsler/Chase Utley Award for injuries ruining MVP seasons.
(Zac from Land of Milk and Honey)
Carlos Quentin feels like he got screwed out of that award despite being injured. (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-19 15:00:00 (link to chat)KG, spring training aside, do you think it's possible for Carlos Gonzalez to have a resurgence in Denver like Carlos Quentin did in Chicago? Was a change of scenery (again) all he needs to flourish?
(Lasken from Savannah, GA)
He doesn't have that kind of power, but all the tools are there -- he's just going to have to make adjustments that he, for whatever reason, didn't seem to want to make last year. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Even though Carlos Quentin hurt himself last year, do you expect the same kind of numbers from him, or was last year a fluke?
(Dan from Chicago)
Quentin had 12 homers that are under the "Just Enough" category over at Hit Tracker. He hits a lot of balls to left field, and Chicago's park is one of the better ones out there for people who hit for power in that direction. 21 of his homers came at home, and it looks like about 14-15 of them were hit to left or left-center. As long as he's in Chicago, I think he should be capable of putting up some big numbers, but the chance is there that he won't be as good as 2008 again, yes. (Marc Normandin)
2008-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do I improve my offense in the off season?
(Kenny Williams from California)
Was there anything really wrong with it? It was predicated on the home run and I'd like to see more focus on some on-base guys, but I could say that about 20 teams. A healthy Carlos Quentin, a more experienced Alexei Ramirez, and hope that they can get similar performances from Jim Thome and Jermaine Dye is their big hope. That's going to be a really tough division next year and I think the Sox have more room to improve than most of the other teams there. (Will Carroll)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The guy that Carlos Quentin was traded for, who subsequently went to the A's in the Haren package, hit over 40 home runs in the minors this year. Does the Quentin trade make sense today?
(wayne from Lincoln)
Considering Quentin was just 25 this year, I think we can give them a free pass. The White Sox needed someone who could help them right now, as they have an aging roster that may not be relevant without a major overhaul by the time their departed prospects are ready to face major league pitching successfully. That's my take on why they did what they did, anyways. You could argue they should have tried to run with what they had and play out one of the last year's the offense may be relevant, but with the division so easily within reach, why not give it a shot? (Marc Normandin)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Quentin & the 2008 White Sox World Series chances <==> Jim Rice & 1975 Red Sox World Series chances.
(Tim from DC)
I'll buy that. The Red Sox came pretty close even without Rice though, while the White Sox kind of left as quickly as they came in.

Lightning round time, folks, as I have some things to get done today in preparation for the upcoming series. (Marc Normandin)
2008-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just a puncher's chance for the Twins? They get to play 6 against the Kansas City Forfeits, 3 against the Baltimore NeverWeres and 3 against the Cleveland DisabledList in addition to the 3 AT HOME they play against the White Sox...while the White Sox have to play 4 against the Toronto Eight-Wins-In-A-Row-With-Lind-And-Sniders, 4 in Yankee Stadium, in addition to the 3 played in the HumpDomeOfHorrors. I think the Twins are even money to 6-5 favorites, especially with THE Carlos Quentin sidelined.
(George W. from Mount Vernon, VA)
I might have undersold there, but I'd still rather be the team that has two and a half games in hand, than the one that's behind and pretty far back in the Wild Card.

Considering how low the expectations were for the post-Santana Twins, they've done a great job and are a great story. (Derek Jacques)
2008-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How did Carlos Quentin miss the "Ultimate Fantasy Draft Top 50" as well as the honorable mention section? Do you really think that he will not be one of the best 63 players in baseball over the next 6 years?
(uscellular91 from Chicago)
If I had to do it over again, I would probably have put Quentin on the HM list in place of someone like Clay Buchholz. So, my bad on that. But I don't think he's ready to crack the top 50. Pretty much everyone on that list either has multiple years of top-notch performance to back up their selection or plays a premium position -- Quentin does neither. (Nate Silver)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=winter_meetings&entryID=3140986 4:13 p.m., from Jerry Crasnick Chris Capuano isn't the only left-handed starter on the Cardinals' shopping list. St. Louis has talked to Cleveland about Cliff Lee, with Anthony Reyes and/or catching prospect Bryan Anderson mentioned as possibilities to return to the Indians. Arizona recently talked to the Indians about Lee, but the teams don't look like a match anymore now that the Diamondbacks have traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the White Sox.
(SC from Rochester)
Crasnick! Love that guy - knew I'd seen it somewhere, but I'm not an INsider, so much not be Googlable. (Is that a word?) (Will Carroll)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Indians and Tigers playoff chances going forward? The Sox are anywhere from 55-70 percent favorites from the 3 BP odds reports. That sounds accurate to you?
(colintj from a2)
Given where those three teams are right now and the underlying causes for how they got there, I think that sounds about right. Cleveland has lost Jake Westbrook for the season, they've lost Victor Martinez for awhile, Travis Hafner has joined the ranks of the undead, and Rafael Betancourt is looking pretty clammy and monosyllabic as well. Detroit is out Bonderman already, the rest of their rotation is a mess, we don't know how well their bullpen can hold up, and they have to dig their way out of a sizeable hole. Meanwhile in Chicago we've seen guys like Carlos Quentin, Alexei Ramirez, Gavin Floyd, and John Danks start to deliver on their promise even as the offense in general has underachieved. The Sox lead isn't insurmountable but given the run differentials and the injury situations I'd place my nickel on them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the White Sox still just a 70 something win team? Or will they confound you guys like they did in "05?
(petergill from Los Angeles)
Well, we had them at 77 or 78 wins. I think the Carlos Quentin breakout is largely real, and likewise with John Danks. But Gavin Floyd is walking on water to have maintained a 2.93 ERA in spite of a 25:27 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Give them 3-4 extra wins apiece for Quentin and Danks and you're talking about what's probably an 84-win club. It's not that hard for an 84-win club to make the playoffs with a little luck. (Nate Silver)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)We're over 25% through the season now, and Carlos Quentin is still mashing. I don't buy the 1.004 ops, but at what point do I have to accept that he's this good?
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
It's time to accept the fact that he's going to be a good major-league hitter, if not necessarily a superstar as he's been thus far. Quentin was #27 on BP's top prospect list in 2006, the last time he was eligible. He had a good 2006, a lost 2007 due to injury, and now he's healthy and killing the ball. He's hitting in a park that favors offense and home runs, so he should putup some nice numbers. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Christina: In a keeper would you trade Volstad for Carlos Quentin? I have much better SP than OF? Thanks
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I'd keep Quentin. He's in a great park for him, with a manager who's taken a shine to him. The critical period has already passed; barring an 0-for-40 or something, he's going to have a fine multi-year run. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox: Fluke or for real?
(Izzy from DC)
I'm not a huge believer in the White Sox, but it's clear that at least in the early going, two things are going very right. First, you've got the bouncebacks from Joe Crede and Carlos Quentin that have helped resurrect that offense while marginalizing some rather unproductive players. Second, them Gavin Floyd and John Danks appearing to have finally put it together. These were well-regarded pitching prospects who've taken a long time to live up to their billing, but with a good coach like Don Cooper it shouldn't be terribly surprising to see them make the kind of nonlinear jumps that pitchers do when they finally Get It Together. (Jay Jaffe)
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)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)In my strat league, I have Felix Pie and Carlos Quentin in reserve. Looking long term, if you had to move one of these 2, who would it be?
(Strat Weenie Lou from Cape Cod)
Quentin, even if he's going to have the benefit of hitting to that short corner in left in the Cell. Just as in real life, it's always better to have a piece of Pie. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableWhite Sox announcers and staff's pick to click today: Teahan, Rios, Kotsay. Um, I'll take the field.

That said, Carlos Quentin laces a double in the first and while it might be opening day optimism, that's as comfortable and free as I've seen his swing since 08. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In Gamenschaef (Atlanta): When did the White Sox offense become this awful?

About the time Carlos Quentin's .287/.394/.571 went on the shelf. That .400 OBP was in the 3-hole and replaced by Dye, and then you started seeing a lot of d-wise's sub-.300 OBP in the 2-hole a lot.
(William Burke)
 

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