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Russ Canzler 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 102 .271 .304 .396 89 0.1
Birth Date4-11-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 9 days
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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
2011 TBA 25 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .333 86 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CLE 26 26 97 25 3 0 3 4 22 0 0 0 .269 .299 .398 89 -1.2 -0.5 1.3 0.1
Career2910226303523000.271.304.39689-1.2-0.51.30.1

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
2006 BOI A- NWN 73 311 .256 .331 .374 .297 109 12.5 8.1 -5.2 104 0 -18.0 2.3 -3.4 -1.7
2007 PEO A MDW 125 503 .252 .321 .368 .320 89 3.3 15.0 -8.9 103 0 3.9 0.8 2.2 1.3
2008 DAY A+ FSL 98 361 .260 .337 .380 .312 104 -3.1 11.8 -7 99 0 -10.3 -1.7 -6.8 -1.4
2009 DAY A+ FSL 28 108 .247 .319 .353 .338 102 -0.4 3.2 -1.9 101 0 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
2009 TEN AA SOU 90 267 .257 .338 .388 .289 94 5.8 7.7 -3.8 111 0 -3.7 -2.9 4.3 0.2
2010 TEN AA SOU 112 411 .264 .340 .395 .339 102 30.2 12.8 -1.6 140 0 -8.2 -0.5 20.7 2.4
2011 TBA MLB AL 3 5 .222 .367 .326 .333 106 0.5 0.1 -0.1 86 6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 DUR AAA INT 131 549 .260 .328 .398 .396 95 35.8 17.0 -4.1 162 0 -6.9 1.5 35.9 4.1
2012 CLE MLB AL 26 97 .259 .322 .405 .324 102 -0.7 2.7 -1.2 89 15 1.3 -0.5 -1.2 0.1
2012 COH AAA INT 130 539 .254 .326 .383 .314 109 1.3 16.0 -7.4 115 0 -3.4 -0.8 9.0 1.3
2013 IND AAA INT 39 148 .253 .318 .374 .226 100 -9.8 4.2 -1.7 106 0 0.0 -1.1 -1.0 0.0
2013 NOR AAA INT 86 375 .259 .329 .397 .328 98 5 10.5 -5.6 105 0 -3.2 -3.6 -2.3 -0.4
2014 LEH AAA INT 61 242 .254 .320 .386 .327 102 9.9 7.2 -3.6 131 0 -1.6 -0.6 4.9 0.6
2014 SWB AAA INT 51 199 .266 .333 .397 .333 103 1.3 5.9 -2.9 130 0 -1.9 -1.9 3.6 0.3
2015 LEH AAA INT 109 432 .256 .317 .364 .318 97 7.5 12.0 -5.1 119 0 1.3 -2.2 2.0 0.8

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
2006 BOI A- NWN 311 280 49 74 22 4 16 152 61 22 70 7 4 .264 .324 .543 .279 1 1
2007 PEO A MDW 503 460 60 124 24 2 7 173 54 35 88 12 8 .270 .323 .376 .107 1 1
2008 DAY A+ FSL 361 326 47 89 22 2 12 151 59 27 70 7 4 .273 .328 .463 .190 3 3
2009 DAY A+ FSL 108 100 14 27 8 1 2 43 14 7 24 2 0 .270 .318 .430 .160 0 0
2009 TEN AA SOU 267 233 27 60 15 0 6 93 35 31 41 2 5 .258 .346 .399 .142 1 1
2010 TEN AA SOU 411 355 68 102 28 4 21 201 66 46 95 5 4 .287 .377 .566 .279 0 0
2011 TBA MLB AL 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .000 1 0
2011 DUR AAA INT 549 474 78 149 40 4 18 251 83 67 129 5 2 .314 .401 .530 .215 4 0
2012 COH AAA INT 539 487 68 129 36 3 22 237 79 46 128 2 4 .265 .328 .487 .222 4 0
2012 CLE MLB AL 97 93 9 25 3 0 3 37 11 4 22 0 0 .269 .299 .398 .129 0 0
2013 IND AAA INT 148 129 9 25 1 1 1 31 13 15 25 0 0 .194 .277 .240 .047 3 0
2013 NOR AAA INT 375 323 46 89 15 1 11 139 49 47 76 1 1 .276 .369 .430 .155 2 0
2014 LEH AAA INT 242 213 32 61 20 1 11 116 34 26 52 2 1 .286 .360 .545 .258 3
2014 SWB AAA INT 199 175 25 46 12 2 2 68 24 20 45 1 0 .263 .332 .389 .126 4
2015 LEH AAA INT 432 394 46 108 24 1 10 164 47 35 78 2 4 .274 .333 .416 .142 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 23 0.3043 0.3478 0.8750 0.7143 0.1875 1.0000 0.6667 0.1250 0.0008
2012 333 0.5706 0.4354 0.7034 0.5737 0.2517 0.7706 0.5000 0.2966 0.0025
Career3560.55340.42970.71450.58280.24760.78540.51080.28550.0023

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
2014-03-14 2014-03-21 Camp 7 0 - Hip Stiffness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYA $
2013 BAL $
2012 CLE $
2011 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 51 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 6/20/14. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/26/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Toronto 1/2/13. Claimed by NY Yankees off waivers from Cleveland 1/4/13. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 2/5/13 after being DFA by NY Yankees 2/1/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 7/12/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/6/13. DFA by Pittsburgh 8/27/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 1/31/12 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 1/27/12. Signed by Cleveland 3/9/12. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 12/21/12 after being DFA by Cleveland 12/18/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Tampa Bay 12/2/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/11/11.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2004 (30-906) (Hazleton Area HS, Pa.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've read a lot of comments by other BP writers - I'm curious for your take on Pecota's projection for Steven Souza?
(Uri from FL)
I've received quite a few questions on Souza, so I'll tend to him first here. PECOTA's projection is very optimistic because Souza has performed extremely well in Double-A and Triple-A. When you can master those levels, you usually have a high chance of succeeding in the majors, so PECOTA's level adjustment and projection reflects that. It's a straight projection off his prior stats.

That said, PECOTA works primarily off comps, and Souza doesn't comp well. That means his underlying skills, according to PECOTA, are not as favourable, despite great stats. Russ Canzler, Justin Ruggiano, and Ryan Shealy are his top comps -- nothing too impressive there, so PECOTA's UPSIDE metric rates him as a good prospect, but nothing too special.

Jeff Moore and I have an article coming out tomorrow on hit tools and how PECOTA measures underlying hitting skills, if you'd like to learn about all the under-the-hood stuff PECOTA does. (Andrew Koo)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who should win the Indians LF carousel? Who has the best chance to stick?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
My unofficial survey of who is fighting for the job: Shelley Duncan, Aaron Cunningham, Ryan Spilborghs, Felix Pie, Fred Lewis, and Russ Canzler.

I cannot envision Canzler playing a tolerable corner outfield, so I'll say not him. Same result with Pie for different reasons. From there, you have Lewis and three righty bats, but Duncan and Cunningham are both out of options. So I guess the Indians might keep those two and store Lewis and Spilborghs in Triple-A for depth. I might opt for a platoon between Lewis and whichever of the two righties you're higher on. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason. If you were the collective Rays front office, aside from being unwieldy when entering a room, what would you focus on during this trading season? Thanks for the chat.
(mattymatty2000 from Portland, OR)
First base. Kotchman is on a one-year deal and everyone not in the #MagicofKotch fanclub is extremely suspicious of him repeating this next season. Russ Canzler is the only guy in Durham that could do first base power wise, but he has some big holes in his swing. The outfield should be Guyer/Jennings/Joyce to open up next season so that area is good. The other area is shortstop to plug the gap between Brignac and whichever of Beckham or Lee make it first. Brignac has looked horrendous all season at the plate but they have nothing else to put in there. (Jason Collette)


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