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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 882 .219 .309 .299 71 -2.2
Birth Date6-26-1986
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 4 months, 22 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 PHI 22 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 87 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 CLE 23 14 52 11 6 0 0 7 14 0 0 0 .250 .346 .386 68 -1.9 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2
2009 PHI 23 7 20 4 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .235 .350 .294 68 -0.7 0.5 -0.7 0.0
2010 CLE 24 87 294 51 15 0 3 26 55 3 8 1 .195 .274 .286 67 -11.0 0.8 -9.3 -0.7
2011 CLE 25 79 272 56 9 2 1 24 68 1 4 2 .230 .300 .296 64 -10.6 0.1 -12.5 -1.2
2012 CLE 26 70 235 44 8 2 0 36 44 1 4 2 .226 .348 .287 83 -4.4 0.3 -8.1 -0.2
2013 CLE 27 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 86 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
Career2618821683945981905165.219.309.29971-28.81.3-32.0-2.2

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 BAT A- NYP 60 252 .257 .329 .379 .295 108 -5 5.8 3 100 0 2.3 -0.8 1.1 1.1
2006 LWD A SAL 104 410 .251 .329 .365 .301 93 -4.1 10.8 6.4 88 0 14.9 0.3 -9.7 2.4
2007 CLR A+ FSL 111 457 .262 .331 .385 .345 100 15.2 15.1 8.7 129 0 6.3 -0.5 16.3 4.4
2008 PHI MLB NL 1 4 .276 .349 .503 1.000 99 1.4 0.1 0.1 87 15 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 REA AA EAS 94 395 .264 .337 .401 .389 107 16.2 11.7 6.2 147 0 0.3 0.6 16.0 3.5
2009 CLE MLB AL 14 52 .264 .325 .422 .355 101 -1 1.5 0.9 68 15 -1.7 -0.3 -1.9 -0.2
2009 PHI MLB NL 7 20 .270 .335 .437 .400 97 -0.9 0.6 0.3 68 15 -0.7 0.5 -0.7 0.0
2009 COH AAA INT 28 116 .268 .331 .413 .289 115 -6 3.3 1.9 108 0 1.2 -1.6 3.5 0.8
2009 LEH AAA INT 63 241 .268 .334 .400 .359 105 -1 7.1 4.3 108 0 -8.1 -2.8 3.5 0.4
2010 CLE MLB AL 87 294 .261 .324 .405 .234 107 -14.5 8.1 4.9 67 10 -9.3 0.8 -11.0 -0.7
2010 COH AAA INT 37 147 .275 .340 .413 .219 108 -2.9 4.5 2.6 91 0 -3.3 1.1 -1.3 0.3
2011 CLE MLB AL 79 272 .263 .323 .413 .313 102 -11.4 7.3 4.4 64 9 -12.5 0.1 -10.6 -1.2
2012 CLE MLB AL 70 235 .253 .318 .403 .289 100 -5.1 6.4 3.9 83 9 -8.1 0.3 -4.4 -0.2
2013 CLE MLB AL 3 5 .247 .314 .380 .000 98 0 0.1 0.1 86 6 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 AKR AA EAS 1 3 .242 .332 .431 .500 98 -0.1 0.1 0 97 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 COH AAA INT 8 23 .255 .318 .387 .167 98 -2.9 0.7 0.3 36 0 -1.0 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2014 PEN AA SOU 7 29 .238 .304 .364 .250 100 -1.5 0.8 0.5 111 0 -1.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2015 PEN AA SOU 6 21 .245 .309 .350 .294 105 -0.5 0.6 0.3 106 0 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

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
2005 BAT A- NYP 252 220 25 54 11 3 5 86 25 27 52 0 1 .245 .327 .391 .145 3 3
2006 LWD A SAL 410 350 44 85 16 5 4 123 39 49 82 4 0 .243 .340 .351 .109 5 5
2007 CLR A+ FSL 457 393 68 113 24 1 7 160 63 52 80 3 1 .288 .377 .407 .120 1 1
2008 PHI MLB NL 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 .750 0 0
2008 REA AA EAS 395 322 55 101 18 0 5 134 46 68 70 3 3 .314 .436 .416 .102 0 0
2009 CLE MLB AL 52 44 6 11 6 0 0 17 4 7 14 0 0 .250 .346 .386 .136 1 0
2009 LEH AAA INT 241 211 32 62 13 0 1 78 24 30 40 3 1 .294 .382 .370 .076 0 0
2009 COH AAA INT 116 103 10 25 5 1 1 35 9 10 19 1 0 .243 .322 .340 .097 0 0
2009 PHI MLB NL 20 17 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 3 7 0 0 .235 .350 .294 .059 0 0
2010 CLE MLB AL 294 262 29 51 15 0 3 75 22 26 55 8 1 .195 .274 .286 .092 1 2
2010 COH AAA INT 147 124 19 25 7 1 4 46 14 22 24 5 0 .202 .327 .371 .169 0 0
2011 CLE MLB AL 272 243 26 56 9 2 1 72 19 24 68 4 2 .230 .300 .296 .066 2 2
2012 CLE MLB AL 235 195 27 44 8 2 0 56 13 36 44 4 2 .226 .348 .287 .062 1 2
2013 CLE MLB AL 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 0 0
2013 COH AAA INT 23 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 8 0 0 .100 .217 .100 .000 0 0
2013 AKR AA EAS 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2014 PEN AA SOU 29 23 2 5 0 0 0 5 2 6 3 1 0 .217 .379 .217 .000 0
2015 PEN AA SOU 21 19 2 5 2 0 0 7 2 2 2 0 0 .263 .333 .368 .105 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 20 0.5500 0.4500 0.5556 0.5455 0.3333 0.8333 0.0000 0.4444 0.0004
2009 308 0.5325 0.3701 0.7807 0.5549 0.1597 0.8901 0.3478 0.2193 -0.0022
2010 1117 0.5568 0.3975 0.8311 0.5804 0.1677 0.8947 0.5542 0.1689 0.0046
2011 1077 0.5292 0.4095 0.7732 0.5947 0.2012 0.8702 0.4510 0.2268 0.0002
2012 969 0.5707 0.3560 0.7884 0.5262 0.1298 0.8488 0.4630 0.2116 -0.0003
2013 25 0.4000 0.3200 0.5000 0.6000 0.1333 0.6667 0.0000 0.5000 -0.0026
Career35160.54890.38710.79330.56750.16750.87220.47230.20670.0012

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
2014-07-18 - Minors - - Right Shoulder Strain -
2013-04-25 2013-10-03 60-DL 161 143 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-04-09 2013-04-24 15-DL 15 11 - Neck Strain Collision At Home Plate - -
2013-04-07 2013-04-08 DTD 1 1 - Neck Soreness - -
2012-05-28 2012-06-01 DTD 4 3 - Face Contusion HBP - -
2009-06-12 2009-06-19 Minors 7 0 Right Foot Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 CLE $1,000,000
2012 CLE $491,700
2011 CLE $424,300
2010 CLE $401,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,317,200
4 yrTotal$2,317,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 36 dWasserman Media Group1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/18/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/14/14.
  • 1 year/$1M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Cleveland 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4917M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4243M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4012M (2010). Re-signed 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/2/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/23/09. Recalled 4/11/09. Optioned to Triple-A 5/2/09. Acquired in trade from Philadelphia 7/29/09 (Cliff Lee deal). Recalled 9/7/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 8/31/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-122) (Coronado HS, Scottsdale). $0.265M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Extremely unlikely that a Cleveland fan is going to take anyone up on that. They seem to relish their status as the most tortured sports city. And in a twisted way it, makes sense--if you can't be happy, at least try to claim you're tougher than anyone else. But how awesome is Carlos Santana and his .548 secondary average?
(P from Cleveland)
I love Carlos Santana! I drafted Lou Marson and Santana in an AL-only league (AL catchers are horrific) and was very excited to finally ditch Lou. Santana's going to be special--hell, he already is. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who gets called up first: Carlos Santana or Pedro Alvarez?
(Lane from Austin, TX)
Pedro Alvarez will be called up first, but I don't think Santana is that far behind. I wish Santana would get called up now so he could move from my bench and replace Lou Marson in my deep AL-only (just like real life!) (Marc Normandin)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)A couple of catchers with prospects behind them... do you like Lou Marson or JR Towles better?
(APBA player from 16th Round of draft)
Marson, because he's more likely to have a career, even if his shot at everyday play with the Tribe should be necessarily brief. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lou Marson highly-regarded enough to be flipped in 2010 when Carlos Santana is ready? I mean, there's no roster on Earth that needs this many catchers. I assume that was part of the thought process, and not that Marson is really going to keep Santana from getting the starting gig when he's ready ... please?
(buffum from Austin TX)
Gads, I hope so. I sort of don't understand how readily it seemed that so many people inside the media or outside of it seemed to overlook that Marson's just not even close to being their best option when it comes to nominating a catcher of the future. It's sort of like preferring Andy Allanson to Sandy Alomar Jr. because he started his career 10-for-20, donchaknow. (A few decades ago, I knew such people.) (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableBuehrle's play was terrific, though I felt bad for Lou Marson, who not only got robbed on that play but was complicit in four Jake Westbrook wild pitches, all of which were balls Marson probably could have stopped. (Ken Funck)
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneRichard (San Diego): Back-up catcher as your DH? When your normal starting catcher is already begging for a late-inning pinch hitter? Reactions?

As John Perroto pointed out in his Unfiltered entry, this isn't exactly uncharted territory for Charlie Manuel. Joe's the one who apparently reserached this on John's behalf: "Manuel left himself without a backup catcher 32 times during the regular season as he pinch hit for Coste 22 times and pinch hit or pinch ran for Ruiz 13 times. While that adds up to 35, three of those games came after the September roster expansion when rookie catcher Lou Marson was also available. "

It's an odd move, nonetheless, particularly because it's compounded by the fact that EITHER player may make an early exit for pinch-hitting/running purposes. If your DH has to take the field and you're stuck batting the pitcher, that's still workable with pinch-hitters and sacrifice bunt attempts. But leaving yourself with, say, Jayson Werth (who was drafted as a catcher, IIRC) behind the plate as an emergency catcher - well, now you've kind of got me rooting for the splatter just to see how it looks. (Jay Jaffe)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 asx .000 0.0 2661 -.003 2.5 63 .000 -.004 0.3 3.1 2.3
2006 afx .000 0.0 4244 -.002 2.8 93 -.058 -.012 3.8 9.0 14.9
2007 afa .000 0.0 4680 -.003 4.5 99 -.034 -.008 3.1 6.8 6.3
2008 mlb -.008 -0.1 43 -.014 0.2 1 -.007 .000 0.0 0.4 0.1
2008 aax .000 0.0 3728 .000 0.4 78 -.016 -.001 0.8 0.6 0.3
2009 aaa -.008 -7.9 3758 -.001 1.2 94 -.006 .000 0.4 -7.1 -6.9
2009 mlb -.019 -4.5 976 -.004 1.2 21 -.054 -.004 0.7 -2.0 -2.3
2010 mlb -.014 -11.6 3619 -.002 2.0 77 -.034 .002 1.7 -9.0 -9.3
2010 aaa -.009 -3.8 1647 -.001 0.4 34 -.011 -.001 0.2 -3.4 -3.3
2011 mlb -.023 -15.9 3152 -.003 2.5 68 .000 .000 0.0 -13.1 -12.5
2012 mlb -.010 -6.0 2769 -.003 2.0 69 .069 .000 -2.9 -7.4 -8.1
2013 aaa -.010 -0.7 248 .000 0.0 6 .045 .000 -0.2 -0.9 -1.0
2013 mlb .007 0.1 80 -.005 0.1 4 .013 .003 0.0 0.2 0.2
2013 aax .004 0.0 14 .000 0.0 2 .022 .002 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 aax -.010 -0.8 314 .000 0.0 7 .038 -.001 -0.2 -0.9 -1.0
2015 aax -.015 -0.8 226 .000 0.0 4 .018 .001 0.0 -0.9 -1.0

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