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Birth Date4-11-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.22014
1.22015
-0.62016
-0.12017
0.02018
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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
2007 FLO 23 45 158 144 14 33 8 2 0 45 6 37 1 2 5 8 2 0 .229 .261 .312 .218 -1.7 -4.0 -0.6
2009 FLO 25 22 27 20 6 5 1 0 0 6 5 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .385 .300 .292 2.9 0.9 0.4
2010 CHA 26 19 32 30 7 9 3 0 0 12 1 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 .300 .323 .400 .239 0.3 -2.1 -0.2
2011 CHA 27 54 171 152 29 50 11 3 4 79 17 34 1 0 1 23 12 5 .329 .400 .520 .340 18.8 1.2 2.1
2012 CHA 28 131 585 524 81 147 29 6 9 215 47 109 9 1 4 50 26 12 .281 .349 .410 .271 26.8 0.7 2.9
2013 CHA 29 153 675 607 84 160 27 4 17 246 50 147 6 6 6 62 20 8 .264 .323 .405 .266 23.6 3.4 2.9
2014 BAL 30 20 89 82 11 24 5 3 3 44 6 19 0 0 10 2 3 .293 .341 .537 .312 4.8 1.8 0.7
2014 CHA 30 122 439 395 45 96 19 5 5 140 33 100 6 3 31 15 7 .243 .309 .354 .245 0.8 3.3 0.5
2015 BAL 31 30 112 103 16 22 4 1 3 37 7 34 2 0 0 7 2 2 .214 .277 .359 .229 -2.2 1.7 -0.1
2015 BOS 31 60 178 161 23 47 9 5 4 78 12 36 2 1 2 25 3 1 .292 .347 .484 .298 10.9 -2.7 0.9
2015 SFN 31 24 75 61 12 16 4 1 0 22 12 14 1 1 0 3 2 2 .262 .387 .361 .285 2.9 0.7 0.4
2016 NYN 32 130 267 234 31 48 9 0 6 75 26 67 5 1 1 25 4 3 .205 .297 .321 .234 -1.9 -4.1 -0.6
2017 WAS 33 28 70 62 8 12 2 3 0 20 3 16 0 2 3 9 1 0 .194 .224 .323 .216 -1.5 0.8 -0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 OGD Rk 55 246 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 102 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JUP A+ 123 554 .238 .224 .289 .315 .236 .336 90 -1.2 1.5 -0.2 0.7 -2.0 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2006 JUP A+ 2 8 .000 .258 .346 .418 .282 .167 0.0 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CAR AA 69 266 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MRL Rk 7 28 .434 .228 .333 .320 .255 .500 104 3.9 0.6 0.1 0.6 -0.3 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2007 FLO MLB 45 158 .218 .264 .333 .424 .260 .303 104 -7.4 4.7 0.4 -4.0 0.6 -1.7 -0.6 -1.7 -0.6
2007 JUP A+ 2 9 .456 .291 .365 .440 .280 .571 104 2 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2007 CAR AA 5 23 .394 .272 .345 .418 .271 .312 100 3.4 0.7 0 -0.8 0.2 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2007 MRL Rk 4 12 .666 .262 .335 .358 .248 .750 90 4.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2009 FLO MLB 22 27 .292 .259 .323 .403 .255 .312 98 0.9 0.8 0 0.9 1.2 2.9 0.4 2.9 0.4
2009 NWO AAA 87 307 .324 .268 .337 .408 .276 .338 89 20.9 8.9 -1.6 -6.8 0.7 29.0 2.2 29.0 2.2
2010 CHA MLB 19 32 .239 .249 .319 .390 .248 .346 112 -0.7 0.9 0 -2.1 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.2
2010 CHR AAA 79 358 .278 .262 .327 .407 .251 .355 101 7.2 10.7 -2.1 -2.4 4.4 20.2 1.7 20.2 1.7
2011 CHA MLB 54 171 .340 .254 .317 .397 .257 .404 103 13.4 4.6 -0.8 1.2 1.6 18.8 2.1 18.8 2.1
2011 CHR AAA 99 435 .295 .262 .326 .402 .254 .373 94 18.1 13.5 -3.8 -1.3 0.9 28.6 2.6 28.6 2.6
2011 TDE Wnt 38 132 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHA MLB 131 585 .271 .263 .324 .425 .267 .339 106 6.6 16.0 1.2 0.7 2.9 26.8 2.9 26.8 2.9
2012 CHR AAA 5 21 .248 .262 .333 .392 .256 .250 102 -0.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.9 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 153 675 .266 .256 .315 .400 .263 .318 99 4.2 17.8 -0.2 3.4 1.8 23.6 2.9 23.6 2.9
2013 DOM int 6 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 20 89 .312 .251 .313 .388 .259 .350 100 4.3 2.3 -0.5 1.8 -1.3 4.8 0.7 4.8 0.7
2014 CHA MLB 122 439 .245 .254 .312 .391 .260 .311 103 -6.2 11.3 -2.2 3.3 -2.0 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.5
2015 BAL MLB 30 112 .229 .257 .318 .408 .260 .288 108 -3.4 3.0 -0.8 1.7 -1.0 -2.2 -0.1 -2.2 -0.1
2015 BOS MLB 60 178 .298 .250 .309 .401 .255 .352 109 6.5 4.8 -1.3 -2.7 0.9 10.9 0.9 10.9 0.9
2015 SFN MLB 24 75 .285 .255 .322 .419 .269 .333 91 1.9 2.0 -0.4 0.7 -0.5 2.9 0.4 2.9 0.4
2016 NYN MLB 130 267 .234 .250 .317 .407 .261 .259 92 -7 7.5 -0.3 -4.1 -2.1 -1.9 -0.6 -1.9 -0.6
2017 WAS MLB 28 70 .216 .260 .333 .435 .275 .250 96 -3.2 2.0 -0.5 0.8 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2017 SYR AAA 56 212 .269 .254 .318 .389 .248 .316 99 2.1 6.3 -1.8 1.1 1.0 7.6 0.9 7.6 0.9
2018 SYR AAA 19 79 .344 .250 .326 .384 .256 .424 96 7.2 2.3 -0.9 0.7 -0.0 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9

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
2003 OGD Rk 246 36 48 11 1 2 24 23 34 15 6 .231 .329 .322 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CGA A 394 63 87 17 2 4 45 38 55 24 10 .255 .344 .352 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JUP A+ 554 75 135 24 9 3 37 58 87 34 17 .286 .366 .394 .108 .238 -2.0 0.7 -0.1
2006 CAR AA 266 40 64 12 2 2 16 21 46 27 10 .278 .337 .374 .096 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JUP A+ 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .143 .125 .429 .286 .000 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2006 MRL Rk 28 7 11 1 0 0 4 4 2 3 2 .458 .536 .500 .042 .434 4.3 0.6 0.5
2007 CAR AA 23 7 7 2 0 2 3 3 2 0 0 .350 .435 .750 .400 .394 4.2 -0.8 0.4
2007 JUP A+ 9 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .500 .556 .875 .375 .456 2.2 -0.4 0.2
2007 FLO MLB 158 14 33 8 2 0 8 6 37 2 0 .229 .261 .312 .083 .218 -1.7 -4.0 -0.6
2007 MRL Rk 12 2 6 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 .667 .750 .889 .222 .666 4.1 -0.2 0.4
2009 FLO MLB 27 6 5 1 0 0 3 5 5 0 0 .250 .385 .300 .050 .292 2.9 0.9 0.4
2009 NWO AAA 307 45 80 21 5 8 34 27 53 11 5 .300 .364 .506 .206 .324 29.0 -6.8 2.2
2010 CHA MLB 32 7 9 3 0 0 2 1 4 2 1 .300 .323 .400 .100 .239 0.3 -2.1 -0.2
2010 CHR AAA 358 53 96 21 4 5 49 29 60 16 3 .302 .366 .440 .138 .278 20.2 -2.4 1.7
2011 TDE Wnt 132 14 22 4 4 0 11 17 28 6 1 .198 .313 .306 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 CHA MLB 171 29 50 11 3 4 23 17 34 12 5 .329 .400 .520 .191 .340 18.8 1.2 2.1
2011 CHR AAA 435 64 124 29 5 9 37 33 72 22 11 .322 .378 .494 .171 .295 28.6 -1.3 2.6
2012 CHR AAA 21 3 5 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .250 .286 .450 .200 .248 1.1 -0.2 0.1
2012 CHA MLB 585 81 147 29 6 9 50 47 109 26 12 .281 .349 .410 .130 .271 26.8 0.7 2.9
2013 CHA MLB 675 84 160 27 4 17 62 50 147 20 8 .264 .323 .405 .142 .266 23.6 3.4 2.9
2013 DOM int 21 0 4 2 0 0 3 2 6 1 0 .222 .333 .333 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 CHA MLB 439 45 96 19 5 5 31 33 100 15 7 .243 .309 .354 .111 .245 0.8 3.3 0.5
2014 BAL MLB 89 11 24 5 3 3 10 6 19 2 3 .293 .341 .537 .244 .312 4.8 1.8 0.7
2015 BOS MLB 178 23 47 9 5 4 25 12 36 3 1 .292 .347 .484 .193 .298 10.9 -2.7 0.9
2015 SFN MLB 75 12 16 4 1 0 3 12 14 2 2 .262 .387 .361 .098 .285 2.9 0.7 0.4
2015 BAL MLB 112 16 22 4 1 3 7 7 34 2 2 .214 .277 .359 .146 .229 -2.2 1.7 -0.1
2016 NYN MLB 267 31 48 9 0 6 25 26 67 4 3 .205 .297 .321 .115 .234 -1.9 -4.1 -0.6
2017 WAS MLB 70 8 12 2 3 0 9 3 16 1 0 .194 .224 .323 .129 .216 -1.5 0.8 -0.1
2017 SYR AAA 212 30 52 11 0 4 19 25 30 2 0 .280 .368 .403 .124 .269 7.6 1.1 0.9
2018 SYR AAA 79 11 25 6 0 0 11 10 9 2 0 .373 .456 .463 .090 .344 8.6 0.7 0.9

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
2009 119 0.4622 0.3782 0.7333 0.6000 0.1875 0.8485 0.4167 0.2667 57 -0.000931
2010 97 0.5876 0.5361 0.7885 0.6491 0.3750 0.8378 0.6667 0.2115 34 -0.004889
2011 672 0.5253 0.4643 0.7788 0.6091 0.3041 0.8651 0.5876 0.2212 291 0.003654
2012 2306 0.4918 0.4202 0.7946 0.5556 0.2892 0.9048 0.5900 0.2054 1058 -0.006816
2013 2743 0.5075 0.4240 0.7850 0.5876 0.2554 0.8716 0.5797 0.2150 1260 0.004160
2014 2064 0.4908 0.4641 0.7568 0.6150 0.3187 0.8652 0.5552 0.2432 839 0.012050
2015 1453 0.4976 0.4639 0.7656 0.6058 0.3233 0.8767 0.5593 0.2344 638 0.008548
2016 1081 0.4838 0.4246 0.7516 0.5545 0.3029 0.8966 0.5030 0.2484 0 0.000000
2017 263 0.5551 0.4373 0.7304 0.5890 0.2479 0.8488 0.3793 0.2696 0 0.000000
Career107980.49970.43960.77350.58720.29180.87910.56140.2265811.28640.0032

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
2014-08-05 2014-08-06 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion -
2013-06-12 2013-06-15 DTD 3 1 - General Medical Illness Virus - -
2012-09-29 2012-10-04 DTD 5 5 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2012-08-18 2012-09-02 15-DL 15 14 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs - -
2012-08-06 2012-08-08 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-07-28 2012-07-30 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Sprain Collision with Another Player - -
2010-07-11 2010-07-19 Minors 8 0 Left Knee Contusion -
2010-05-03 2010-06-19 Minors 47 0 Right Wrist Sprain -
2008-03-30 2008-09-28 60-DL 182 160 Left Ankle Surgery High Ankle 2008-07-29
2007-04-16 2007-08-08 60-DL 114 102 Right Ankle Fracture Hairline -
2007-04-11 2007-04-15 DTD 4 2 Right Ankle Sprain -
2006-06-09 2006-08-23 Minors 75 0 Right Wrist Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 WAS $
2016 NYN $5,750,000
2015 BAL $5,000,000
2014 CHA $4,250,000
2013 CHA $2,075,000
2012 CHA $495,000
2008 CHA $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$17,960,000
6 yrTotal$17,960,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 14 dMagnus Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 3/2/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Washington 3/24/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/20/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. May earn additional $1M in performance bonuses. Released by Oakland 3/27/17 (exercised right to opt out). Signed by Washington as a free agent 6/15/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Washington 8/16/17.
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2016). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15. May earn additional $1.25M in performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$5M (2015). Lost in arbitration with Baltimore 2/21/15 ($5.65M-$5M). Acquired by Boston in trade 6/3/15 after being DFA by Baltimore 5/27/15. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Boston 8/31/15.
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/31/14.
  • 1 year/$2.075M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Florida 5/17/09. Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Florida 10/21/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 2/22/08. Sent outright to Triple-A by Florida 10/1/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Florida 4/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Florida (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2005). Selected by Florida from LA Dodgers in Rule 5 draft 12/04.
  • Signed by LA Dodgers 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .198 .280 .290 .218
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .324 .393 .263
18 Split (Multi) .052 .044 .103 .045
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .195 .312 .268 .218
31 vs R (2016) .207 .294 .332 .238
38 Split (2016) .012 -.019 .063 .020
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers do you expect out of Alejandro De Aza considering he may be the odd man out of the White Sox outfield?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I still see De Aza getting a good number of at bats. I'm not a big believer in Adam Eaton and think the White Sox will find a way to play De Aza enough where he's still viable. Maybe he won't put up what he did last year, but a 10/15 year with a solid batting average wouldn't surprise. In deeper leagues, even if De Aza isn't starting, he could do what Gerardo Parra did when he was a fourth OF and provide plenty of deep league, sneaky value. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of numbers do you expect out of Alejandro De Aza considering he may be the odd man out of the White Sox outfield?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I still see De Aza getting a good number of at bats. I'm not a big believer in Adam Eaton and think the White Sox will find a way to play De Aza enough where he's still viable. Maybe he won't put up what he did last year, but a 10/15 year with a solid batting average wouldn't surprise. In deeper leagues, even if De Aza isn't starting, he could do what Gerardo Parra did when he was a fourth OF and provide plenty of deep league, sneaky value. (Mike Gianella)
2012-12-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Alejandro De Aza continue to improve and build on a promising season last year? Or is he in store for some regression? Thanks!
(Mike from Chicago)
Another where I see #wish. It's nice that he put it together at 28, and even with some regression, that's not a bad player to have. But for a guy who was a quad-A player for a long time and is now 29, that story doesn't usually end in the Hall of Fame. (Russell Carleton)
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Just looking average, runs and steals, better 2h Alejandro De Aza or Norichika Aoki?
(JDub from San Diego)
De Aza (Jason Collette)


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