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Portrait of Bryan LaHair

Bryan LaHair 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
11 599 .260 .334 .430 .268 -0.5
Birth Date11-5-1982
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age36 years, 0 months, 13 days
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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
2008 SEA 25 45 150 136 15 34 4 0 3 47 13 40 0 0 1 10 0 1 .250 .315 .346 .224 -5.8 -3.1 -0.9
2011 CHN 28 20 69 59 9 17 5 1 2 30 9 18 0 1 0 6 0 0 .288 .377 .508 .308 2.3 -1.5 0.1
2012 CHN 29 130 380 340 42 88 17 0 16 153 39 124 0 1 0 40 4 2 .259 .334 .450 .277 12.1 -9.1 0.3
Career1955995356613926121230611820215643.260.334.430.2688.5-13.7-0.5

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
2003 EVE A- 57 213 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIS A 67 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 EVE A- 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .476 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 INL A+ 126 569 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAN AA 60 252 .301 .265 .345 .416 .269 .358 87 7.7 5.1 -3.3 -5.7 -1.6 7.9 0.2 7.9 0.2
2006 TAC AAA 54 230 .334 .280 .353 .430 .276 .389 96 17 6.2 -4 1.3 2.1 21.4 2.2 21.4 2.2
2007 TAC AAA 138 606 .265 .281 .349 .439 .264 .337 100 3.7 18.3 -11.7 -7.2 0.1 10.3 0.3 10.3 0.3
2008 SEA MLB 45 150 .224 .264 .330 .415 .259 .333 100 -5.7 4.3 -2.7 -3.1 -1.7 -5.8 -0.9 -5.8 -0.9
2008 TAC AAA 86 362 .264 .281 .353 .447 .260 .327 110 1.6 11.2 -6.9 -2.2 -0.7 5.2 0.3 5.2 0.3
2009 TAC AAA 121 510 .295 .276 .345 .428 .276 .335 98 20 15.4 -6 5.7 -4.2 25.2 3.0 25.2 3.0
2010 IOW AAA 125 478 .315 .276 .345 .433 .263 .347 99 29.6 14.6 -6.8 -0.7 -4.1 33.3 3.1 33.3 3.1
2011 CHN MLB 20 69 .308 .250 .319 .384 .256 .375 98 3.3 1.9 -0.6 -1.5 -2.2 2.3 0.1 2.3 0.1
2011 IOW AAA 129 523 .322 .283 .352 .443 .266 .361 103 38.2 16.2 -9.6 -3.0 -4.4 40.4 3.6 40.4 3.6
2012 CHN MLB 130 380 .277 .254 .317 .403 .259 .358 101 6.5 10.4 -5.1 -9.1 0.3 12.1 0.3 12.1 0.3
2014 AKR AA 101 417 .243 .263 .328 .400 .265 .295 102 -7.5 11.5 -7.3 -0.0 -6.1 -9.4 -1.0 -9.4 -1.0
2014 COH AAA 10 36 .117 .269 .340 .397 .256 .160 111 -5.9 1.1 -0.6 0.0 -0.5 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -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
2003 EVE A- 213 26 49 14 0 2 20 11 40 4 3 .244 .286 .343 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 EVE A- 28 5 11 6 0 1 7 1 3 0 0 .440 .481 .800 .360 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WIS A 280 30 73 24 0 5 29 16 66 0 6 .279 .321 .427 .149 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 INL A+ 569 81 158 28 2 22 113 51 125 0 1 .310 .377 .503 .193 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAC AAA 230 36 66 10 0 10 44 23 49 3 0 .327 .396 .525 .198 .334 21.4 1.3 2.2
2006 SAN AA 252 22 65 12 0 6 30 24 52 0 0 .293 .371 .428 .135 .301 7.9 -5.7 0.2
2007 TAC AAA 606 79 152 46 2 12 81 49 126 0 1 .275 .334 .431 .156 .265 10.3 -7.2 0.3
2008 TAC AAA 362 39 83 26 1 12 53 45 87 1 1 .263 .356 .465 .203 .264 5.2 -2.2 0.3
2008 SEA MLB 150 15 34 4 0 3 10 13 40 0 1 .250 .315 .346 .096 .224 -5.8 -3.1 -0.9
2009 TAC AAA 510 72 132 28 2 26 85 45 116 0 5 .289 .356 .530 .241 .295 25.2 5.7 3.0
2010 IOW AAA 478 71 130 30 0 25 81 51 94 3 1 .308 .387 .557 .249 .315 33.3 -0.7 3.1
2011 IOW AAA 523 91 151 38 0 38 109 60 111 2 0 .331 .405 .664 .333 .322 40.4 -3.0 3.6
2011 CHN MLB 69 9 17 5 1 2 6 9 18 0 0 .288 .377 .508 .220 .308 2.3 -1.5 0.1
2012 CHN MLB 380 42 88 17 0 16 40 39 124 4 2 .259 .334 .450 .191 .277 12.1 -9.1 0.3
2014 COH AAA 36 2 4 2 0 0 4 1 10 0 0 .114 .139 .171 .057 .117 -5.8 0.0 -0.6
2014 AKR AA 417 38 85 17 2 5 60 50 91 1 1 .234 .324 .332 .099 .243 -9.4 -0.0 -1.0

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
2008 537 0.5493 0.5084 0.7363 0.6339 0.3554 0.8342 0.5233 0.2637 212 0.019750
2011 294 0.5102 0.4728 0.7698 0.6467 0.2917 0.8247 0.6429 0.2302 124 0.000182
2012 1601 0.4697 0.4666 0.7055 0.5997 0.3486 0.7894 0.5777 0.2945 674 0.008491
Career24320.49220.47660.72010.61290.34320.80360.57360.2799505.49920.01

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
2013-09-26 2013-09-26 FA 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Debridement 2013-09-26 -
2012-04-04 2012-04-07 DTD 3 1 - Low Back Recovery From Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-04 Camp 3 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CHN $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$482,500
1 yrTotal$482,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 100 dOctagon1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Boston 4/6/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/5/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$4.5M (2013-14). Signed by Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League 11/20/12. Released by Fukuoka 1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12. Contract sold to Fukuoka of Japan for $0.95M 11/20/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 9/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed as a free agent by Chicago Cubs 1/9/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/09 ($155,886 in minors). Sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 10/29/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/06. Re-signed by Seattle 3/07.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2002 (39-1,180) (St. Petersburg College).

2018 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Bryan LaHair couldn't hack it in Nippon Professional Baseball, signed a minor-league deal with Cleveland and proved that his bat had regressed below even Double-A level; don't look for him in the 2016 edition of this book.
2013 Bryan LaHair, 2012's most improbable All-Star thanks to an out-of-nowhere first half and a weak crop of NL first basemen, made a smart move by grabbing a two-year, $4.5 million deal to play in Japan for the Softbank Hawks.
2012 “I’m not so sure there is something called a 4-A hitter. It’s just [a] pretty good major league hitter who never got an opportunity,” spake Theo when the topic of LaHair arose. It's important to consider Epstein's new position when evaluating this statement, which is obviously false on its surface. Clearly, there have been plenty of hitters whose statistics show they aren't good major-league hitters, despite tearing up Triple-A. As team president, Epstein's is primarily a leadership position, and while mechanics of swing planes, quickness of swing, pitch recognition, and other hitting-instructor terms do have an impact on how well a batter hits, so does confidence. Sending a clear message that his work has been noticed to “an asset” (as Theo later referred to LaHair) can't do any harm.
2011 Having re-signed journeyman Bryan LaHair to a minor-league deal early, the winter's challenge was whether the major-league team would find a better choice for first base.
2010 After four seasons at Triple-A, Bryan LaHair finally showed some power, hitting 26 homers after never hitting more than 12 in previous seasons.
2009 The Mariners put their LaHair up after releasing Richie Sexson last July, but the big lefty proved to be not only a few inches shorter than his predecessor, but equally clueless at the plate. He's more of a gap hitter than an over-the-fence guy, which doesn't profile well for a limited defensive player at a power position. LaHair has never hit lefties, but he might have value as a part-timer. If everything goes his way, he'll be a poor man's Ben Broussard.
2008 Bryan LaHair snuck into the Mariners' prospect picture in 2006 by wrapping up his first season above A-ball with a .327/.393/.525 showing in 230 plate appearances in the PCL, but just as quietly snuck out last year with a weak full-season showing there.
2007 A 39th-round pick in 2002, Lahair was old for his level in 2005, but caught up by playing well at two levels last year. Big and slow with old-player skills, Lahair`s running out of time if he wants to avoid the dreaded Quadruple-A tag. It doesn`t help that he`s blocked by Sexson and Broussard at the big league level.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a cub fan, I taunted my league mate and cardinal fan with a Bryan LaHair for Pujols offer. He actually accepted it. Should I be happy or sad?
(Lesson Learned from jokesville)
Happy. You get all of Pujols' good and he gets all of LaHair's evening out. I think LaHair will end up with a solid season, but nowhere near .356 AVG and probably closer to 30-33 HR than the 41 he's on pace for right now. (Paul Sporer)


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