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Paul Janish SS

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 1305 .212 .280 .284 74 3.9
Birth Date10-12-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2008 CIN 25 38 89 15 2 0 1 7 18 2 0 0 .188 .270 .250 75 -2.5 -0.6 3.0 0.4
2009 CIN 26 90 292 54 21 0 1 26 40 5 2 0 .211 .296 .305 69 -10.3 2.0 10.5 1.5
2010 CIN 27 82 228 52 10 0 5 22 30 2 1 3 .260 .338 .385 99 0.0 -1.3 -2.8 0.5
2011 CIN 28 114 366 72 14 1 0 18 46 4 3 2 .214 .259 .262 63 -14.8 -0.2 5.6 0.5
2012 ATL 29 55 186 31 6 1 0 17 30 2 1 0 .186 .269 .234 70 -6.4 1.1 6.5 0.9
2013 ATL 30 52 45 7 2 0 0 3 11 0 0 0 .171 .222 .220 74 -1.2 -0.1 0.7 0.1
2015 BAL 32 14 36 10 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .286 .278 .371 82 -0.6 0.3 -0.4 0.1
2016 BAL 33 14 35 6 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 .194 .286 .226 91 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 0.1
2017 BAL 34 14 28 2 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .077 .111 .077 70 -1.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0
Career47313052495927971871675.212.280.28474-37.21.122.43.9

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
2004 BIL Rk PIO 66 263 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DYT A MDW 55 254 .264 .336 .389 .266 97 -1.6 1.6 0.7 93 0 6.4 0.6 -5.2 0.4
2006 DYT A MDW 26 108 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ FSL 91 393 .261 .331 .387 .286 101 7.5 9.9 3.9 94 0 17.0 -0.4 -6.2 2.4
2006 CHT AA SOU 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHT AA SOU 88 391 .259 .331 .391 .285 102 -6.5 11.3 4.1 97 0 4.1 -1.4 -7.4 1.1
2007 LOU AAA INT 55 227 .255 .327 .381 .233 97 -12.1 6.5 3 54 0 1.0 -1.0 -14.1 -0.4
2008 CIN MLB NL 38 89 .254 .327 .397 .230 96 -6.4 2.6 1.2 75 10 3.0 -0.6 -2.5 0.4
2008 LOU AAA INT 92 365 .262 .328 .409 .292 94 -5 11.0 4.9 88 0 -5.0 0.7 -9.9 0.2
2009 CIN MLB NL 90 292 .266 .335 .423 .247 97 -15.4 8.4 3.9 69 7 10.5 2.0 -10.3 1.5
2010 CIN MLB NL 82 228 .256 .323 .402 .283 97 1.8 6.3 2.5 99 12 -2.8 -1.3 0.0 0.5
2011 CIN MLB NL 114 366 .254 .317 .396 .244 101 -19.7 9.9 4.1 63 8 5.6 -0.2 -14.8 0.5
2011 LOU AAA INT 13 53 .240 .318 .366 .256 94 0.7 1.6 0.7 117 0 -0.2 0.7 0.4 0.3
2012 ATL MLB NL 55 186 .253 .315 .397 .226 97 -11.4 5.1 2.3 70 8 6.5 1.1 -6.4 0.9
2012 LOU AAA INT 49 194 .259 .330 .401 .259 104 -0.6 5.8 2.3 99 0 -3.0 1.7 -2.2 0.5
2013 ATL MLB NL 52 45 .250 .311 .367 .226 99 -4.3 1.2 0.1 74 13 0.7 -0.1 -1.2 0.1
2013 GWN AAA INT 41 152 .258 .328 .389 .269 101 -9.1 4.4 2 57 0 2.2 -0.3 -8.6 0.0
2014 CSP AAA PCL 67 226 .263 .329 .403 .276 102 -15.7 6.8 1.5 78 0 -0.2 -0.3 -7.2 0.1
2014 OMA AAA PCL 46 172 .278 .341 .436 .346 99 2.3 5.2 2.2 78 0 2.7 -1.6 -5.3 0.3
2015 BAL MLB AL 14 36 .243 .310 .403 .303 113 -0.2 1.0 0.4 82 8 -0.4 0.3 -0.6 0.1
2015 NOR AAA INT 95 344 .254 .318 .362 .270 97 -10.5 9.5 4.4 81 0 6.8 0.6 -11.9 1.0
2016 BAL MLB AL 14 35 .254 .316 .406 .214 113 -2.5 1.0 0.2 91 10 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 0.1
2016 NOR AAA INT 76 283 .253 .323 .366 .285 104 -9.2 8.0 3.7 92 0 -3.0 -1.3 -5.7 0.2
2017 BAL MLB AL 14 28 .244 .308 .407 .100 101 -4.4 0.8 0.4 70 14 -0.3 -0.3 -1.0 0.0
2017 NOR AAA INT 73 258 .249 .316 .386 .292 90 1 7.6 3.5 116 0 -1.7 -1.9 1.1 0.9

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
2004 BIL Rk PIO 263 205 39 54 11 0 2 71 22 45 45 7 3 .263 .397 .346 .083 7 7
2005 DYT A MDW 254 208 30 51 10 2 5 80 29 29 38 5 2 .245 .340 .385 .139 8 8
2006 DYT A MDW 108 98 19 39 6 0 5 60 18 7 10 0 0 .398 .443 .612 .214 0 0
2006 CHT AA SOU 16 15 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 1 5 0 0 .267 .313 .333 .067 0 0
2006 SAR A+ FSL 393 335 53 93 17 2 9 141 55 38 39 8 2 .278 .355 .421 .143 7 7
2007 CHT AA SOU 391 324 46 79 21 2 1 107 20 50 54 10 3 .244 .356 .330 .086 5 5
2007 LOU AAA INT 227 199 20 44 8 1 3 63 19 14 31 2 0 .221 .265 .317 .095 11 11
2008 LOU AAA INT 365 318 45 80 20 1 7 123 42 26 71 2 0 .252 .317 .387 .135 10 10
2008 CIN MLB NL 89 80 5 15 2 0 1 20 6 7 18 0 0 .188 .270 .250 .063 0 0
2009 CIN MLB NL 292 256 36 54 21 0 1 78 16 26 40 2 0 .211 .296 .305 .094 0 5
2010 CIN MLB NL 228 200 23 52 10 0 5 77 25 22 30 1 3 .260 .338 .385 .125 1 3
2011 CIN MLB NL 366 336 27 72 14 1 0 88 23 18 46 3 2 .214 .259 .262 .048 5 3
2011 LOU AAA INT 53 43 9 11 2 0 1 16 3 7 4 1 0 .256 .377 .372 .116 1 0
2012 LOU AAA INT 194 169 27 40 12 1 4 66 11 20 26 0 1 .237 .332 .391 .154 0 1
2012 ATL MLB NL 186 167 18 31 6 1 0 39 9 17 30 1 0 .186 .269 .234 .048 0 0
2013 GWN AAA INT 152 135 11 28 5 0 0 33 12 13 32 0 0 .207 .285 .244 .037 1 1
2013 ATL MLB NL 45 41 7 7 2 0 0 9 2 3 11 0 0 .171 .222 .220 .049 1 0
2014 CSP AAA PCL 226 209 18 49 9 1 1 63 19 13 35 1 2 .234 .284 .301 .067 1
2014 OMA AAA PCL 172 153 17 48 11 1 2 67 17 15 18 0 3 .314 .375 .438 .124 0
2015 BAL MLB AL 36 35 4 10 3 0 0 13 3 0 3 0 0 .286 .278 .371 .086 1 0
2015 NOR AAA INT 344 302 29 71 7 2 0 82 21 31 41 2 1 .235 .313 .272 .036 2 5
2016 NOR AAA INT 283 246 26 61 8 0 0 69 18 28 33 1 3 .248 .333 .280 .033 1 4
2016 BAL MLB AL 35 31 3 6 1 0 0 7 0 3 3 0 0 .194 .286 .226 .032 0 0
2017 BAL MLB AL 28 26 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 6 0 0 .077 .111 .077 .000 0 1
2017 NOR AAA INT 258 223 23 57 10 1 3 78 28 24 37 1 0 .256 .344 .350 .094 2 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 340 0.5176 0.4706 0.7875 0.6364 0.2927 0.8482 0.6458 0.2125 0.0050
2009 1116 0.5394 0.4597 0.8441 0.6528 0.2335 0.8728 0.7500 0.1559 -0.0061
2010 826 0.5206 0.4310 0.8539 0.5907 0.2576 0.9016 0.7353 0.1461 -0.0046
2011 1348 0.5297 0.4740 0.8513 0.6639 0.2603 0.9135 0.6727 0.1487 -0.0022
2012 732 0.5423 0.4399 0.8478 0.6297 0.2149 0.9040 0.6528 0.1522 -0.0015
2013 173 0.5665 0.4335 0.7333 0.6020 0.2133 0.7797 0.5625 0.2667 -0.0016
2015 124 0.6935 0.5000 0.8710 0.6047 0.2632 0.8846 0.8000 0.1290 -0.0038
2016 126 0.5714 0.4524 0.7719 0.6389 0.2037 0.8261 0.5455 0.2281 0.0000
2017 110 0.5455 0.5000 0.8000 0.6833 0.2800 0.8537 0.6429 0.2000 0.0000
Career48950.53830.45740.83830.63810.24660.88720.69140.1617-0.0028

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
2013-10-04 2013-10-04 DTD 0 0 - Fracture Weight Lifting - -
2013-03-22 2013-05-10 15-DL 49 34 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-10-08 2012-10-08 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-09-19 2012-10-05 DTD 16 13 Left Shoulder Dislocation - -
2012-04-29 2012-06-14 Minors 46 43 Left Wrist Fracture HBP - -
2011-08-17 2011-08-17 DTD 0 0 - Foot Soreness - -
2011-05-07 2011-05-11 DTD 4 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2005-06-06 2005-09-06 Minors 92 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-08

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BAL $
2016 BAL $
2015 BAL $
2014 COL $
2013 ATL $725,000
2012 CIN $850,000
2011 CIN $437,500
2010 CIN $412,500
2009 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,825,000
5 yrTotal$2,825,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 48 dMoye Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/25/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Baltimore 5/21/17. DFA by Baltimore 6/6/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/7/17. Contract selected by Baltimore 6/19/17. DFA by Baltimore 7/8/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/11/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/1/16 (minor-league contract). May opt out of contract 3/26/16 if not on Major League roster. Contract selected by Baltimore 5/7/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 6/21/16. Contract selected by Baltimore 9/15/16. DFA by Baltimore 10/7/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/13/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/21/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Baltimore 8/25/15. Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 7/1/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/4/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 11/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 games. Award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, MVP, WS MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cincinnati 7/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07. Re-signed 1/29/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (5-138). $0.21M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time for the Reds to bring up Zach Cozart and see if he's a legit MLB shortstop?
(Bob from Seattle)
Yes, that day is coming. I like Paul Janish, and his glove has kept his awful bat above water, if only just barely, but the Reds can do better. Cozart is now hitting .332/.376/.508 in his second crack at Triple-A. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the local Reds bloggers are infatuated with SS Paul Janish. Sure, he's following the Over the Hill Gang (O. Cabrera, A. Gonzalez, R. Clayton etc)but can his glove carry hit bat? What line to you project at the dish for Paulie?
(Willie from Cincinnati)
Offensively, he's a non-option outside of deep NL-only fantasy leagues. Whether or not his glove can overcome his bat in "real baseball" is up to Dusty Baker, and to be fair, they do have a good enough offensive core that they can probably live with him hitting 8th. I'd love to see Todd Frazier get a shot, though, before they just give in and accept Janish. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: Walt Jocketty was smart to avoid the inefficient middle of the FA market and add complimentary pieces at budget friendly prices? Was it enough?
(RMR from Chicago)
I kind of buy that. I guess there was no reality in which they were going to bid on Carl Crawford, someone who would have been a nice fit in place of the Jonny Gomes/Chris Heisey/Fred Lewish mash-up that is now slated for left field. Edgar Renteria makes me nervous, the kind of guy Dusty Baker could lead off/give far too much playing time to. Not that I thought Paul Janish was the answer, but I was very curious what Zack Cozart might do at some point this year. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul Janish at short is fine with me defensively, but offensively I hope they can do better. Do you think Jockety will stick with him or go in another direction. What would you do? It seems like their biggest weakness, and a big opportunity to improve, would you agree?
(mwball75 from Cincy, OH)
Not sure what Jocketty will do, but if it were me I'd look for an upgrade over Janish. If the Twins non-tender Hardy I'd look there first, since his glove is still top-notch and I still believe he can produce more at the plate than he has the last two seasons. On the other hand, the Reds need some on-base at the top of the order (whether Dusty knows that or not). Maybe I could pry Scutaro loose from the Red Sox, since he at least gives the possibility of a reasonable on-base percentage and you don't take too big a hit in the field. (Ken Funck)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to get a handle on the Reds' signing of Cabrera. How much value, if any, does durability add to a player like that? That is, theoretically being able to pencil him in for 150+ games.
(Scott from DC)
He's good defensively -- or at least that's his reputation. I still don't have a defensive stat I trust (or understand) that I'll hang something on. Durability is huge for the Reds. I'm beginning to wonder if that section of the GAP is cursed. A whole ton of injuries there over the past couple years. Cabrera's better than Paul Janish and not that expensive, so a nice little signing for Jocketty, I think. (Will Carroll)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK - Love it! Any prospects that you have unexplained affinities for?
(iorg34 from Minny)
Todd Frazier, because the bat will play. I find myself hoping Zack Cozart gets taken seriously, given that Paul Janish isn't really a solution, and I'm interested in how Tommy Manzella pans out. It's hard not to like Scott Sizemore and Alex Avila for the Tigers. I'm interested in seeing how Jose Ceda's comeback goes. I think this is the year for Brandon Wood, or at least I hope so. I root for Hank Conger. I'm more fond of Ian Desmond and Shairon Martis than probably makes sense. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneDear Dusty Baker,

Do you want your team to score more runs? Move Phillips and Cabrera down in the order and put guys who can get on base in those spots. Actually, replacing Cabrera with Paul Janish would be a good idea, too. And are you familiar with a player named Ryan Hannigan? He should be in the lineup, hitting leadoff or second. As Joe Morgan might say, "He's not fast, but he's an intelligent baserunner." (David Laurila)
 

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