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Sam Fuld CF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 1535 .227 .307 .325 .241 4.5
Birth Date11-20-1981
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Age36 years, 5 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 CHN 25 14 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .185 -0.7 1.4 0.1
2009 CHN 27 65 115 97 17 29 6 1 1 40 17 10 1 0 0 2 2 1 .299 .409 .412 .306 9.9 -0.6 0.9
2010 CHN 28 19 31 28 3 4 1 0 0 5 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .137 -3.1 0.2 -0.3
2011 TBA 29 105 346 308 41 74 18 5 3 111 32 49 1 1 4 27 20 8 .240 .313 .360 .253 5.5 10.6 1.7
2012 TBA 30 44 107 98 14 25 3 2 0 32 8 14 1 0 0 5 7 2 .255 .318 .327 .237 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
2013 TBA 31 118 200 176 25 35 0 3 2 47 17 28 1 2 4 17 8 2 .199 .270 .267 .202 -5.0 -0.7 -0.6
2014 MIN 32 53 195 164 15 45 10 0 1 58 26 29 0 2 17 12 3 .274 .370 .354 .272 7.8 3.1 1.2
2014 OAK 32 60 207 187 25 39 6 4 3 62 17 34 0 0 19 9 1 .209 .275 .332 .238 1.1 7.3 0.9
2015 OAK 33 120 325 290 34 57 16 3 2 85 30 55 2 1 2 22 9 3 .197 .276 .293 .224 -3.4 8.9 0.6
Career5981535135417730860181244015322766101126720.227.307.325.24111.430.34.5

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 TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 PEO A 125 508 .291 .262 .335 .395 .261 .322 103 10.8 9.3 0.7 13.6 -0.5 20.4 3.3 20.4 3.3
2006 DAY A+ 89 405 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHN MLB 14 9 .185 .259 .337 .382 .251 .000 104 -0.7 0.3 -0.1 1.4 -0.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.7 0.1
2007 TEN AA 90 392 .270 .260 .333 .393 .264 .314 101 4.4 11.4 -0.7 16.5 2.3 17.4 3.4 17.4 3.4
2007 IOW AAA 14 63 .285 .277 .346 .447 .267 .283 107 1.7 1.8 -0.5 4.4 1.6 4.7 0.9 4.7 0.9
2008 TEN AA 85 397 .254 .262 .339 .394 .251 .295 114 -2.5 11.7 1 1.7 1.3 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2008 IOW AAA 20 76 .238 .279 .341 .439 .256 .236 105 -2.1 2.5 -0.1 1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 65 115 .306 .261 .334 .419 .266 .326 97 5.7 3.3 0 -0.6 0.9 9.9 0.9 9.9 0.9
2009 IOW AAA 84 370 .290 .271 .338 .411 .274 .300 90 12.2 10.8 1 7.3 5.2 29.1 3.6 29.1 3.6
2010 CHN MLB 19 31 .137 .251 .320 .389 .266 .174 96 -3.9 0.9 0 0.2 -0.1 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2010 IOW AAA 112 440 .278 .279 .346 .434 .263 .293 101 8.8 13.5 1.2 20.2 0.0 23.6 4.2 23.6 4.2
2011 TBA MLB 105 346 .253 .256 .319 .402 .259 .276 98 -2.2 9.3 -2.1 10.6 0.5 5.5 1.7 5.5 1.7
2012 TBA MLB 44 107 .237 .246 .308 .392 .254 .298 96 -2.4 2.9 -0.7 0.2 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 PCH A+ 5 15 .177 .258 .334 .368 .247 .200 99 -1.4 0.4 0 -0.5 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 DUR AAA 5 21 .172 .252 .316 .387 .249 .200 110 -2.1 0.6 -0.2 1.3 -1.2 -2.9 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2
2013 TBA MLB 118 200 .202 .252 .318 .403 .266 .223 94 -11.2 5.3 -0.7 -0.7 1.7 -5.0 -0.6 -5.0 -0.6
2014 MIN MLB 53 195 .272 .252 .314 .388 .261 .324 108 2.2 5.0 0 3.1 0.6 7.8 1.2 7.8 1.2
2014 OAK MLB 60 207 .238 .252 .314 .384 .262 .240 94 -4.2 5.3 -0.6 7.3 0.6 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.9
2014 NBR AA 4 16 .410 .254 .325 .384 .259 .417 109 2.5 0.4 0 -0.1 0.1 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2015 OAK MLB 120 325 .224 .251 .311 .402 .257 .235 98 -11.6 8.8 -0.8 8.9 0.2 -3.4 0.6 -3.4 0.6

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
2005 PEO A 508 82 133 32 6 5 37 50 44 18 11 .300 .377 .433 .133 .291 20.4 13.6 3.3
2006 DAY A+ 405 63 106 19 6 4 40 40 54 22 3 .300 .374 .422 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TEN AA 392 56 97 23 2 2 27 41 38 10 3 .290 .368 .388 .099 .270 17.4 16.5 3.4
2007 CHN MLB 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .000 .185 -0.7 1.4 0.1
2007 IOW AAA 63 13 14 4 1 1 2 9 5 2 0 .269 .397 .442 .173 .285 4.7 4.4 0.9
2008 TEN AA 397 48 92 16 3 5 48 50 40 7 8 .271 .369 .381 .109 .254 11.5 1.7 1.3
2008 IOW AAA 76 11 14 3 0 1 4 8 12 3 2 .222 .289 .317 .095 .238 0.1 1.3 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 115 17 29 6 1 1 2 17 10 2 1 .299 .409 .412 .113 .306 9.9 -0.6 0.9
2009 IOW AAA 370 62 93 17 10 2 33 38 24 23 5 .284 .359 .415 .131 .290 29.1 7.3 3.6
2010 CHN MLB 31 3 4 1 0 0 3 3 5 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .036 .137 -3.1 0.2 -0.3
2010 IOW AAA 440 69 100 15 9 4 27 66 37 21 9 .272 .384 .394 .122 .278 23.6 20.2 4.2
2011 TBA MLB 346 41 74 18 5 3 27 32 49 20 8 .240 .313 .360 .120 .253 5.5 10.6 1.7
2012 PCH A+ 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 .154 .267 .154 .000 .177 -1.0 -0.5 -0.1
2012 DUR AAA 21 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 .167 .286 .222 .056 .172 -2.9 1.3 -0.2
2012 TBA MLB 107 14 25 3 2 0 5 8 14 7 2 .255 .318 .327 .071 .237 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
2013 TBA MLB 200 25 35 0 3 2 17 17 28 8 2 .199 .270 .267 .068 .202 -5.0 -0.7 -0.6
2014 NBR AA 16 4 6 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 .429 .500 .786 .357 .410 3.1 -0.1 0.3
2014 MIN MLB 195 15 45 10 0 1 17 26 29 12 3 .274 .370 .354 .079 .272 7.8 3.1 1.2
2014 OAK MLB 207 25 39 6 4 3 19 17 34 9 1 .209 .275 .332 .123 .238 1.1 7.3 0.9
2015 OAK MLB 325 34 57 16 3 2 22 30 55 9 3 .197 .276 .293 .097 .224 -3.4 8.9 0.6

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 444 0.5158 0.4032 0.9274 0.6070 0.1860 0.9496 0.8500 0.0726 208 -0.004156
2010 107 0.4579 0.3551 0.8684 0.4694 0.2586 0.9130 0.8000 0.1316 57 -0.003231
2011 1313 0.5392 0.3618 0.8800 0.5071 0.1917 0.9192 0.7586 0.1200 712 -0.009276
2012 430 0.5256 0.3535 0.8816 0.4867 0.2059 0.9455 0.7143 0.1184 229 0.004315
2013 770 0.5143 0.3857 0.8788 0.5278 0.2353 0.9378 0.7386 0.1212 380 0.006938
2014 1655 0.5106 0.3873 0.8440 0.5219 0.2469 0.9388 0.6350 0.1560 849 -0.007391
2015 1317 0.4973 0.3629 0.8431 0.4977 0.2296 0.9479 0.6184 0.1569 732 0.005067
Career60360.51490.37440.86530.5170.22240.93720.69590.1347628.4818-0.0021

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
2014-08-25 2014-08-26 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion Running Into Wall -
2014-05-08 2014-06-13 15-DL 36 32 - Head Concussion Running Into Wall - -
2013-03-04 2013-03-27 Camp 23 0 Right Thigh Strain - -
2012-09-17 2012-09-27 DTD 10 9 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-04-04 2012-07-24 60-DL 111 96 Right Wrist Surgery ECU Tendon 2012-04-03 -
2012-03-01 2012-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2011-09-18 2011-09-22 DTD 4 4 Right Wrist Strain -
2011-09-15 2011-09-17 DTD 2 2 Right Wrist Strain - -
2011-03-01 2011-03-07 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2010-04-13 2010-04-23 Minors 10 0 Right Thumb Soreness Likely Sprain UCL -
2009-09-15 2009-09-18 DTD 3 3 Right Thumb Sprain -
2006-07-30 2006-09-03 Minors 35 0 Left Hip Strain -
2006-06-22 2006-07-07 Minors 15 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 OAK $1,925,000
2015 OAK $1,750,000
2014 OAK $800,000
2013 TBA $725,000
2012 TBA $489,400
2011 TBA $418,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,107,700
6 yrTotal$6,107,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 140 dExcel Sports1 year/$1.925M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.925M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Oakland 2/4/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. May earn additional $0.1M based on games played. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster in late March or 6/1/14. Contract selected by Oakland 3/29/14. Claimed by Minnesota off waivers 4/20/14 after being DFA by Oakland 4/12/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Minnesota 7/31/14.
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4894M (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4183M (2011). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/8/11. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/30/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4015M (2009). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 9/4/07.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2004 (10-306) (Stanford). $25,000 signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Keirmiear for real or is he Sam Fuld part 2? His minor league track record suggests we should be seeing more steals and less power, but we've gotten the opposite so far. Does he have long term fantasy value in a dynasty league? What kind of slash lines and production can we expect from him on a yearly basis?
(Mac from Cheese)
He's a player in my mind. Very handsome as well. I obviously don't believe in the power but I think he has an everyday skillset. (Mauricio Rubio)
2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay, Looking at the Rays still in the pennant race, if they happen to miss out, how much blame can be placed on Friedman's refusal or reluctance to call up a few players (i.e. Jennings and Moore) who were obviously better than some of the guys they carried earlier (i.e. Sam Fuld)? Some people I know have been highly critical of Friedman, going so far as to accuse him of being incapable of making the right decisions to be able to win in the short-term when they are needed. While I don't agree with that explicitly, I'm wondering how good of a job you think Friedman has done this year, given those criticisms for not calling up better young players sooner in the season?
(Erik from Longwood, FL)
For as much as we laud their smarts in the grand scheme of things, the Rays' front office has made this year's squad's task harder than it needed to be. As popular and swell a guy as Sam Fuld may be, he should have been riding pine once his early-season hot streak ended, while Desmond Jennings played left field; instead Jennings languished at Durham until late July. The Moore decision is a more complicated one in that the Rays don't have a rotation spot for him and they have to mind the innings total of a 22-year-old, but as several have pointed out, he could have been doing Andy Sonnanstine's job if nothing else. As Kevin Goldstein argued (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15036), the Rays probably should have been more aggressive in dealing to improve this season as well; even taking a flier on Rafael Furcal would have helped. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)We already know Epstien is one of the best GMs in baseball. Can't argue with 2 rings in 10 years. What do you think of how his moves from last off season are panning out?
(Puppy-D from BAWSTON)
I was a bit stunned to see Sam Fuld still outhitting Carl Crawford a few days ago. I think he is pretty delighted to have Adrian Gonzalez on his squad, though, and eventually Crawford will turn it around. Now, if they can just get Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler healthy, the offseason could look about as good as it did in March. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sam Fuld has officially morphed back into his original pumpkin form. Does this make it even more likely that Jennings get's an early June call?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
I sure hope so, as he's a much better player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Sam Fuld? He's been great for me but I'm not sure how long he'll keep it up and I'm thinking of selling high on him. Thanks Marc.
(DanDaMan from SeaCliff)
As long as he gets playing time--meaning, as long as Desmond Jennings remains in the minors--he should be healthy and productive. If you can convince someone he will actually hit for power, though, then move him. (Marc Normandin)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tell the internet to get off Sam Fuld's hog and get on mine. Trust me, people, Jason can attest there's room for all.
(Tom Verducci from SI)
Don't you have an awesome article to write? (Jason Parks)
2010-02-16 16:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Cubs as an aging team in decline or do they have another run left in them with this group? Fortunately, they seem to have some decent farm talent coming up the pike soon.
(Matt from Chicago)
From a former North Sider, it pains me to say this, but the Cubs are now chasing the past. They do have some good kids coming up, but for some reason, they seem stuck in the mode of needing to have that "proven" guy on the field at all times. Where/when will Sam Fuld play? Will they let Guzman just pitch? Why did they bother with Marlon Byrd? (Russell A. Carleton)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on the future for Sam Fuld and Jake Fox?
(Flynnbot from IL)
Fuld is just a guy, a decent fourth OF. Fox is valuable, enough bat to play third or catcher, almost enough glove to do either. I'd play him nearly every day somewhere given the age, injury and performance issues at the various spots. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Murphy was lamenting today on the radio (WSCR) that the Cubs can't start the season with Felix Pie in CF, that he "just ain't ready," and that he has a huge, looping swing that will prevent him from making consistent contact. Buying or selling this one??
(JWR from IL)
Miss a little, miss a lot. I think Pie is their best option, and I think his PECOTA 50th percentile line of 286/339/469 is not out of the realm of possibilities.

He's certainly a better player than Sam Fuld, who might be a more popular player for his gritty, gutsy style, but can't match Pie's upside. (Kevin Goldstein)


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