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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
252 .243 5 32 23 8 82 0.3
Birth Date6-11-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.42015
0.62016
0.72017
2018
0.32019
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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 CLE 24 68 226 49 8 3 0 16 35 1 10 5 .243 .301 .312 67 -8.2 0.1 -6.3 -0.9
2012 CLE 25 48 158 40 6 3 2 8 35 1 8 1 .272 .312 .395 74 -4.6 1.6 -0.2 0.1
2013 CLE 26 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 82 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.1
2013 PHI 26 13 16 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .077 .250 .077 79 -0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0
2014 DET 27 45 73 18 4 1 0 3 14 1 7 1 .261 .301 .348 78 -1.7 0.9 -0.4 0.1
2015 TOR 28 91 192 47 8 0 3 11 45 2 2 1 .273 .321 .372 72 -5.6 1.4 -3.8 -0.4
2016 TOR 29 110 310 67 9 1 6 27 70 4 7 4 .248 .323 .356 76 -8.2 0.2 7.1 0.6
2017 TOR 30 131 325 81 10 1 8 30 75 3 10 1 .282 .356 .408 95 -1.1 1.9 -1.1 0.7
Career50813053054591996279144413.262.324.36579-29.86.7-4.50.2

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.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 VME Rk 57 247 .257 .353 .350 .332 93 13.4 7.3 -0.8 112 0 1.5 0.5 3.1 1.2
2007 BRO A- 20 77 .239 .326 .343 .356 87 1.6 2.7 -0.8 115 0 3.0 0.8 -0.3 0.5
2007 MTS Rk 45 209 .257 .355 .357 .397 104 8.9 5.6 0.4 -340 0 3.8 2.1 -4.5 0.7
2008 SLU A+ 114 494 .249 .322 .362 .309 98 2.4 14.6 -0.3 106 0 4.9 2.7 -4.7 1.7
2009 WTN AA 91 405 .260 .334 .389 .396 96 27 11.4 -0.6 143 0 -3.6 7.7 13.2 2.9
2010 COH AAA 41 183 .266 .330 .415 .336 109 -1.9 6.8 0.5 90 0 10.4 -2.4 -5.2 1.0
2010 TAC AAA 64 243 .278 .353 .431 .303 94 -6.6 7.4 -0.1 71 0 1.8 -0.8 -10.6 -0.2
2010 IDN Rk 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CLE MLB 68 226 .260 .321 .408 .293 104 -8.5 6.1 0.2 67 13 -6.3 0.1 -8.2 -0.9
2011 COH AAA 82 377 .263 .331 .406 .337 102 -1.6 11.7 0.7 99 0 5.8 3.4 -4.5 1.6
2012 CLE MLB 48 158 .246 .307 .390 .342 99 -1.8 4.3 -0.5 74 13 -0.2 1.6 -4.6 0.1
2012 COH AAA 97 438 .255 .329 .388 .332 110 -3.9 13.0 0.9 95 0 0.6 0.2 -6.9 0.8
2012 MAG Wnt 30 133 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 2 5 .274 .306 .412 .667 95 0.2 0.1 0 82 13 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.1
2013 PHI MLB 13 16 .242 .311 .355 .111 106 -1.7 0.4 0 79 13 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2013 COH AAA 105 464 .254 .324 .386 .301 102 -7.8 13.3 -2.1 86 0 9.5 2.7 -12.6 1.1
2014 DET MLB 45 73 .255 .316 .382 .327 107 -1.1 1.9 0.2 78 11 -0.4 0.9 -1.7 0.1
2014 TOL AAA 97 434 .267 .333 .408 .355 103 10.5 13.0 -0.7 120 0 -1.6 1.5 3.4 1.6
2015 TOR MLB 91 192 .263 .320 .422 .349 103 -1.4 5.2 -1.4 72 13 -3.8 1.4 -5.6 -0.4
2015 BUF AAA 30 133 .272 .338 .382 .313 92 0.8 3.7 0.1 93 0 -0.3 -1.0 -2.9 0.0
2016 TOR MLB 110 310 .265 .326 .438 .311 111 -6.8 8.8 -2.5 76 11 7.1 0.2 -8.2 0.6
2016 BUF AAA 4 16 .244 .304 .373 .100 96 -1.7 0.4 -0.1 46 0 -0.4 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2017 TOR MLB 131 325 .254 .321 .425 .358 104 1.1 9.5 -2 95 10 -1.1 1.9 -1.1 0.7
2017 BUF AAA 1 4 .292 .329 .408 .500 91 1 0.1 -0.1 149 0 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2018 GWN AAA 26 93 .251 .319 .398 .177 97 -8.4 2.7 -0.2 39 0 -3.0 0.2 -7.4 -0.8
2018 LVG AAA 17 65 .270 .335 .423 .302 116 -4.1 1.9 -0.1 54 0 0.2 1.2 -3.8 -0.1
2018 ARA Wnt 31 139 .250 .336 .324 .398 92 -1.8 0.9 -0.3 108 1 0.0 -1.0 2.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 VME Rk 247 216 41 65 4 5 1 82 19 16 28 22 11 .301 .359 .380 .079 6 6
2007 BRO A- 77 70 11 21 2 0 0 23 6 4 13 6 1 .300 .338 .329 .029 2 2
2007 MTS Rk 209 179 41 61 8 3 1 78 26 26 29 16 5 .341 .426 .436 .095 2 2
2008 SLU A+ 494 430 61 113 11 12 7 169 29 46 86 28 9 .263 .342 .393 .130 6 6
2009 WTN AA 405 329 68 111 12 4 2 137 38 59 62 27 13 .337 .433 .416 .079 10 10
2010 COH AAA 183 161 19 46 7 3 1 62 16 12 34 11 3 .286 .324 .385 .099 8 8
2010 IDN Rk 15 14 2 6 1 0 0 7 4 1 2 0 0 .429 .467 .500 .071 0 0
2010 TAC AAA 243 213 24 57 6 2 0 67 18 20 32 9 5 .268 .329 .315 .047 7 7
2011 CLE MLB 226 202 27 49 8 3 0 63 14 16 35 10 5 .243 .301 .312 .069 0 7
2011 COH AAA 377 328 63 94 8 3 2 114 25 39 53 35 4 .287 .371 .348 .061 0 5
2012 COH AAA 438 394 65 116 19 6 6 165 42 29 60 26 7 .294 .345 .419 .124 3 9
2012 MAG Wnt 133 112 22 32 5 1 2 45 8 17 16 8 3 .286 .377 .402 .116 1 3
2012 CLE MLB 158 147 20 40 6 3 2 58 11 8 35 8 1 .272 .312 .395 .122 1 1
2013 COH AAA 464 416 57 103 16 5 5 144 31 38 87 43 12 .248 .312 .346 .099 2 6
2013 PHI MLB 16 13 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 .077 .250 .077 .000 0 0
2013 CLE MLB 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 1
2014 DET MLB 73 69 12 18 4 1 0 24 2 3 14 7 1 .261 .301 .348 .087 0
2014 TOL AAA 434 374 68 115 15 5 6 158 41 48 65 43 13 .307 .387 .422 .115 4
2015 TOR MLB 192 172 27 47 8 0 3 64 26 11 45 2 1 .273 .321 .372 .099 2 5
2015 BUF AAA 133 116 18 32 5 0 1 40 10 12 16 6 2 .276 .349 .345 .069 0 4
2016 BUF AAA 16 14 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 4 0 0 .071 .188 .214 .143 0 0
2016 TOR MLB 310 270 47 67 9 1 6 96 23 27 70 7 4 .248 .323 .356 .107 2 7
2017 TOR MLB 325 287 38 81 10 1 8 117 20 30 75 10 1 .282 .356 .408 .125 0 5
2017 BUF AAA 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 .500 .750 .500 .000 0 0
2018 ARA Wnt 139 116 23 37 6 1 0 45 11 17 23 7 1 .319 .419 .388 .069 0 3
2018 GWN AAA 93 82 9 12 3 0 1 18 4 9 20 7 0 .146 .228 .220 .073 1 1
2018 LVG AAA 65 63 8 16 4 0 0 20 4 1 10 4 1 .254 .266 .317 .063 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 881 0.4904 0.4188 0.8211 0.5370 0.3051 0.8276 0.8102 0.1789 -0.0025
2012 636 0.5126 0.4088 0.7962 0.5644 0.2452 0.8750 0.6053 0.2038 0.0006
2013 76 0.5263 0.3816 0.7241 0.5750 0.1667 0.6957 0.8333 0.2759 -0.0023
2014 250 0.5040 0.4640 0.8276 0.5714 0.3548 0.9444 0.6364 0.1724 -0.0031
2015 726 0.4904 0.4174 0.7129 0.5506 0.2892 0.8265 0.5047 0.2871 0.0110
2016 1245 0.4956 0.4088 0.7642 0.5802 0.2404 0.8380 0.5894 0.2358 0.0000
2017 1310 0.4718 0.3733 0.7587 0.5421 0.2225 0.8567 0.5455 0.2413 0.0000
Career51240.49090.40500.77180.55640.25890.84700.61200.22820.0010

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
2014-05-04 2014-05-17 Minors 13 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-07-28 2010-08-05 Minors 8 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-06-19 2010-07-16 Minors 27 0 Right Hip Contusion -
2009-07-09 2009-08-01 Minors 23 0 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2009-05-24 2009-06-18 Minors 25 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-05-17 2008-06-04 Minors 18 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $
2018 TOR $306,452
2018 ATL $
2017 TOR $1,162,500
2016 TOR $521,800
2015 TOR $
2014 DET $
2013 PHI $
2012 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,990,752
3 yrTotal$1,990,752

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 39 dLegacy Agency1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/30/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2018). Re-signed by Toronto 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Toronto 2/26/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/1/18. Released by Toronto 3/11/18 (due 30 days' pay, $306,452). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 3/12/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.1625M (2017). Re-signed by Toronto 1/12/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5218M (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/3/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 5/2/15. DFA by Toronto 8/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/15. Contract selected by Toronto 8/18/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/9/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 8/1/14. DFA by Detroit 11/20/14 (refused assignment 11/25/14).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers 4/2/12 after being DFA by Cleveland 3/25/13. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers 5/2/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 4/30/13. DFA by Cleveland 5/5/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 2/26/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/16/10. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Seattle 6/27/10.
  • Acquired by Seattle in trade from NY Mets 12/11/08.
  • Signed as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 73)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 84 Tike Redman 2009 0 DNP
2 83 Eric Young 2017 89
3 80 Shane Robinson 2017 82
4 79 Craig Gentry 2016 76
5 78 Alex Presley 2018 0 DNP
6 78 Chris Denorfia 2013 103
7 77 Tony Gwynn 2015 0 DNP
8 77 Omar Quintanilla 2014 76
9 77 Scott Podsednik 2008 78
10 77 Emilio Bonifacio 2017 66
11 77 Corey Patterson 2012 0 DNP
12 76 Pablo Ozuna 2007 58
13 76 David Newhan 2006 79
14 76 Ben Francisco 2014 0 DNP
15 76 Jason Bourgeois 2014 90
16 76 Brendan Harris 2013 85
17 75 Jason Tyner 2009 0 DNP
18 75 Joe Inglett 2010 92
19 75 Adam Rosales 2015 85
20 74 Esteban German 2010 83
21 74 Daniel Robertson 2018 0 DNP
22 74 Don Kelly 2012 76
23 74 Ramon Santiago 2012 67
24 74 Rajai Davis 2013 92
25 74 Jason Ellison 2010 0 DNP
26 74 Chris Heisey 2017 67
27 74 Chris Coghlan 2017 78
28 74 Ramon Vazquez 2009 72
29 74 Dave Collins 1985 84
30 74 George Case 1948 0 DNP
31 74 Alejandro De Aza 2016 80
32 74 Andres Blanco 2016 84
33 73 Rob Mackowiak 2008 57
34 73 Nate McLouth 2014 69
35 73 Tuffy Gosewisch 2016 71
36 73 Nyjer Morgan 2013 0 DNP
37 73 Chad Curtis 2001 99
38 73 Nolan Reimold 2016 81
39 73 Dan Gladden 1990 91
40 73 Vince Coleman 1994 62
41 73 Timo Perez 2007 109
42 73 Bip Roberts 1996 81
43 73 Paulo Orlando 2018 52
44 73 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 0 DNP
45 72 Endy Chavez 2010 0 DNP
46 72 Lonnie Smith 1988 84
47 72 Justin Christian 2012 79
48 72 Alan Bannister 1984 110
49 72 Ryan Freel 2008 72
50 72 Tom McCraw 1973 91
51 72 Ted Uhlaender 1972 67
52 72 Brandon Barnes 2018 93
53 72 Melvin Mora 2004 147
54 72 Jim Wohlford 1983 79
55 72 Chick Fullis 1933 100
56 72 Brett Gardner 2016 93
57 72 Fred Lewis 2013 0 DNP
58 72 Vinny Rottino 2012 81
59 72 Johnny Moore 1934 96
60 72 Matt Treanor 2008 60
61 72 Bama Rowell 1948 72
62 72 Emil Brown 2007 76
63 72 Lloyd McClendon 1991 118
64 71 Jo-Jo Moore 1941 81
65 71 Jim Eisenreich 1991 91
66 71 Keith Ginter 2008 0 DNP
67 71 Ronny Cedeno 2015 0 DNP
68 71 Brian Bogusevic 2016 0 DNP
69 71 Jayson Nix 2015 0 DNP
70 71 Jarrod Dyson 2017 80
71 71 Alfredo Amezaga 2010 0 DNP
72 71 Ty Cline 1971 95
73 71 Jason Michaels 2008 83
74 71 Manny Mota 1970 104
75 71 Willie Harris 2010 89
76 71 Eric Bruntlett 2010 0 DNP
77 71 Robinson Chirinos 2016 97
78 70 Ruben Sierra 1998 92
79 70 Cole Gillespie 2016 82
80 70 Billy Hatcher 1993 91
81 70 Peanuts Lowrey 1950 83
82 70 Mike McCormick 1949 66
83 70 Grady Sizemore 2015 92
84 70 Kris Negron 2018 78
85 70 Luis Polonia 1996 69
86 70 Michael Bourn 2015 71
87 70 Ryan Roberts 2013 91
88 70 Gene Clines 1979 70
89 70 Damian Jackson 2006 74
90 70 Koyie Hill 2011 59
91 70 Jose Macias 2004 67
92 70 Dewayne Wise 2010 72
93 70 Jose Cardenal 1976 101
94 70 Akinori Iwamura 2011 0 DNP
95 70 Rip Radcliff 1938 96
96 70 Brady Anderson 1996 153
97 70 Josh Paul 2007 57
98 70 Jack Smith 1927 85
99 70 Kazuo Matsui 2008 92
100 70 Max Flack 1922 92

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Just like a bad actor on a great television show that's in decline, Toronto’s ever-present fourth outfielder finally got his shot at an expanded role. As the Blue Jays ratings began to tank and everything seemed to go wrong, Carrera remained omnipresent, playing in a career-high 131 games and subsequently setting careers bests in nearly every offensive category. Zeke swung at fewer bad pitches, made better contact and even walked more. He still only managed to be marginally better than replacement level, but was somehow Toronto’s best-hitting outfielder in an outfield that included MLB's home run leader over the previous seven seasons.
2017 Carrera had the greatest season of his career as the left-handed fourth outfielder who could sometimes take a walk and was available when Jose Bautista was injured. Nothing extraordinary, but always around and playing a much bigger role than expected in the playoffs. That should serve him well as he continues to battle for playing time on the Blue Jays.
2016 Once signed as part of Omar Minaya's inaugural international class for the New York Mets, the Venezuelan outfielder finally managed to drag his career WARP into positive territory in 2015 by being nearly league average at the plate in a reserve role. Carrera is an extreme groundball hitter, which was much more helpful when he was fast, and he's able to play all three outfield positions, though that really depends on your definition of "play." With little power to speak of, Carrera is running out of chances to prove he should be on a major-league roster, even in a reserve role.
2015 In 2013, the city of Toledo ran a "You Will Do Better In Toledo" campaign to stimulate economic growth. It really should be the theme for Carrera, who was named an International League All-Star, leading the circuit in stolen bases and posting his first .300 batting line since 2009, in Double-A. After Austin Jackson was freighted out of town by the Tigers in July, Carrera found himself on the big-league roster platooning in center field for two months, but his subpar instincts and routes cost the team a few defensive runs, and other than occasionally bunting a single or stealing a base, he has little offensive value. He was signed to a minor-league deal by Toronto, but he would do better in Toledo.
2014 The Phillies swiped Ezequiel Carrera in an April waiver claim; the Indians swiped him back one month later. Fitting, considering his only skill is swiping bases.
2013 Carrera is a speedy Swiss Army knife, capable of manning left, center, or right, better deployed as a defensive replacement/pinch runner than in your lineup daily. Neither of his major-league samples is large enough to make sweeping judgments, but his inability to bring his minor-league strikeout-to-walk rate with him has made it tough for him to display his best asset: speed. Contact is a must for guys like him to get the most out of their skill set.
2012 Carrera has a skill set typical of many toolsy minor leaguers, most of whom wind up as bench players or Triple-A filler: plus speed, plus defense, no power, and a bat that will determine how much value he has to a major league team. Despite hip and hamstring injuries in 2010, Carrera's speed and defense were still very good this past season, during which he made his debut and filled in for various injured Indians outfielders. He could be a second-team starter in left or center if he can maintain the patience he showed in Triple-A this year and slap enough singles around.
2011 Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera has speed and some hitting ability, but doesn't walk, doesn't hit for power, and... bah, you know the type.
2010 A Venezuelan burner who led the Southern League in batting and on-base percentage, Carrera has no power and an arm than limits him to left, so he's a bench outfielder in the end. That said, speed, some range in a corner where the front office likes to see it, and a .467 OBP versus right-handed pitching in Double-A as a 22-year-old is worth keeping in mind.
2009 Part of the Putz package and now Mariners property, Ezequiel Carrera can fly in center and around the bases, and has decent upside.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)What's up with Dalton Pompey? Was surprised with all the injuries the Jays OF has had, he hasn't been made an appearance. Know he was dinged earlier in year, but why did he get passed over when Joey Bats went down? Thanks
(Cole Thornton from El Dorado)
Not really sure. My guess is that it has something to do with the fact that Pompey hasn't been off the DL too long himself. The Blue Jays might also think that maybe they rushed him last year, making them want to let his development dictate his promotion schedule rather than injuries at the big league level. Lastly, Pompey's bat doesn't profile too well in a corner OF spot, but compared to Ezequiel Carrera, that argument doesn't hold a lot of water. (Scooter Hotz)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Grady Sizemore? If he ends up hurt again by the end of spring training, is Ezequiel Carrera a fantasy asset?
(LoyalRoyal from Doin' Time in Leavenworth)
He's just so risky. Unless you get him late in a draft, I wouldn't bother. I don't see him ever staying healthy for a full year. Carrera could very well be a fantasy asset, especially with his speed, although the Indians do have other options. They could put Brantley in CF again and put a guy like Shelly Duncan in LF (though I don't think Brantley is a good CF). They have Ryan Spilborghs and Aaron Cunningham too, but I think Carrera has the inside track on those two. The interesting thing with him is how often they batted him leadoff when he was filling in last season. (Derek Carty)


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