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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-12-1982
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age36 years, 11 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.22015
-0.02016
-0.32017
2018
0.12019
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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
2007 TBA 25 7 15 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 63 -0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1
2008 TBA 26 45 81 15 4 0 2 4 27 1 2 0 .197 .247 .329 60 -3.7 1.0 1.3 0.0
2011 TBA 29 46 111 26 4 0 4 4 26 0 1 1 .248 .273 .400 92 -0.9 -1.7 1.0 0.1
2012 MIA 30 91 320 90 23 1 13 29 84 0 14 8 .313 .374 .535 129 10.6 -0.1 -1.3 1.9
2013 MIA 31 128 472 94 18 1 18 41 114 5 15 8 .222 .298 .396 96 -1.3 1.0 -5.6 0.7
2014 CHN 32 81 250 63 13 1 6 18 70 3 2 4 .281 .337 .429 93 -1.9 0.5 -3.2 0.1
2015 LAN 33 21 60 16 4 1 4 3 14 2 2 0 .291 .350 .618 107 0.7 1.6 -1.6 0.2
2015 SEA 33 36 81 15 4 0 2 11 27 0 3 2 .214 .321 .357 100 0.3 -0.5 -2.0 0.0
2016 NYN 34 8 22 7 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 1 .350 .409 .650 79 -0.5 -0.8 0.4 0.0
2016 TEX 34 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 89 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2017 SFN 35 19 63 13 1 0 2 1 17 1 1 1 .217 .238 .333 74 -1.9 -1.1 -1.5 -0.3
Career483147934372453114394124025.256.318.4341000.8-0.3-13.12.5

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2004 OGD Rk PIO 46 187 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ FSL 71 280 .263 .319 .405 .393 108 1.4 0.5 -0.1 106 0 -0.6 -0.4 -1.8 -0.3
2005 JAX AA SOU 53 185 .260 .333 .380 .495 93 11.8 3.7 -0.8 134 0 -1.8 1.6 8.0 1.1
2006 JAX AA SOU 89 346 .261 .333 .385 .321 100 9 6.6 -2.3 135 0 -2.6 0.9 0.4 0.3
2006 MNT AA SOU 31 130 .000 .000 .000 .421 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 TBA MLB AL 7 15 .242 .308 .373 .333 92 -0.7 0.4 0 63 12 -0.5 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
2007 DUR AAA INT 127 546 .262 .332 .400 .412 97 34.1 16.2 -5.4 150 0 -4.5 -0.6 22.0 2.7
2008 TBA MLB AL 45 81 .259 .329 .413 .277 106 -5 2.3 -0.6 60 10 1.3 1.0 -3.7 0.0
2008 DUR AAA INT 66 289 .271 .337 .415 .414 97 12.5 7.1 -2 121 0 5.5 0.9 1.6 1.3
2009 DUR AAA INT 123 532 .263 .330 .395 .335 114 -10.9 16.4 -1.8 100 0 4.6 -2.1 -6.7 1.0
2010 DUR AAA INT 117 507 .262 .331 .408 .371 103 2.8 16.5 -3.5 119 0 9.9 -2.8 5.1 2.4
2011 TBA MLB AL 46 111 .251 .314 .402 .289 98 -0.5 3.0 -0.7 92 13 1.0 -1.7 -0.9 0.1
2011 DUR AAA INT 43 190 .261 .327 .396 .370 96 8.9 5.9 -1.2 141 0 -0.9 0.4 6.6 1.0
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 10 37 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIA MLB NL 91 320 .244 .304 .383 .401 95 19.6 8.7 -0.4 129 12 -1.3 -0.1 10.6 1.9
2012 OKL AAA PCL 39 138 .281 .348 .441 .367 102 10.4 4.1 -0.2 133 0 -2.7 0.3 3.1 0.5
2013 MIA MLB NL 128 472 .251 .312 .387 .260 97 -3.3 12.4 0 96 12 -5.6 1.0 -1.3 0.7
2014 CHN MLB NL 81 250 .254 .314 .392 .375 100 7 6.4 -1.1 93 12 -3.2 0.5 -1.9 0.1
2014 IOW AAA PCL 6 25 .313 .360 .512 .200 96 -1.9 0.7 -0.3 50 0 -0.5 0.3 -1.6 -0.1
2015 LAN MLB NL 21 60 .254 .314 .397 .324 93 5.5 1.6 -0.3 107 11 -1.6 1.6 0.7 0.2
2015 SEA MLB AL 36 81 .255 .316 .405 .317 98 -1.2 2.2 -0.2 100 11 -2.0 -0.5 0.3 0.0
2015 TAC AAA PCL 49 205 .274 .331 .420 .364 105 9.9 5.7 -2 142 0 -3.2 -0.5 5.3 0.5
2016 NYN MLB NL 8 22 .240 .308 .400 .556 89 2.4 0.6 0.1 79 15 0.4 -0.8 -0.5 0.0
2016 TEX MLB AL 1 4 .264 .322 .433 .333 113 -0.1 0.1 0 89 14 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 3 12 .246 .325 .392 .375 132 -0.5 0.3 -0.1 101 0 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 44 190 .263 .337 .406 .283 89 6.9 5.3 -1.9 94 0 1.4 -2.2 -4.0 -0.1
2017 SFN MLB NL 19 63 .257 .327 .443 .262 88 -2.3 1.8 -0.6 74 9 -1.5 -1.1 -1.9 -0.3
2017 SAC AAA PCL 45 169 .289 .351 .458 .319 97 2.3 5.0 -0.5 102 0 -1.7 -1.5 -1.0 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
2004 OGD Rk PIO 187 155 26 51 12 0 7 84 36 23 38 6 1 .329 .435 .542 .213 0 0
2005 JAX AA SOU 185 161 23 55 10 1 6 85 29 17 56 8 3 .342 .424 .528 .186 0 0
2005 VRO A+ FSL 280 242 47 75 15 4 9 125 37 28 65 16 5 .310 .401 .517 .207 0 0
2006 JAX AA SOU 346 292 51 76 18 3 9 127 45 46 74 10 5 .260 .370 .435 .175 0 0
2006 MNT AA SOU 130 108 25 36 14 3 4 68 27 19 29 4 4 .333 .438 .630 .296 1 1
2007 DUR AAA INT 546 482 78 149 29 2 20 242 73 53 151 26 11 .309 .385 .502 .193 2 2
2007 TBA MLB AL 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 1 5 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .000 0 0
2008 DUR AAA INT 289 257 49 81 18 3 11 138 51 22 77 20 3 .315 .380 .537 .222 0 0
2008 TBA MLB AL 81 76 9 15 4 0 2 25 7 4 27 2 0 .197 .247 .329 .132 0 0
2009 DUR AAA INT 532 471 71 119 28 1 15 194 72 51 147 23 4 .253 .331 .412 .159 1 1
2010 DUR AAA INT 507 457 77 131 31 0 15 207 70 42 129 24 6 .287 .357 .453 .166 0 0
2011 TBA MLB AL 111 105 11 26 4 0 4 42 13 4 26 1 1 .248 .273 .400 .152 1 1
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 37 31 4 8 3 0 1 14 4 5 4 3 1 .258 .361 .452 .194 0 1
2011 DUR AAA INT 190 168 29 51 13 1 7 87 34 20 42 12 2 .304 .378 .518 .214 0 2
2012 OKL AAA PCL 138 117 21 38 13 1 5 68 29 18 24 5 3 .325 .409 .581 .256 2 0
2012 MIA MLB NL 320 288 38 90 23 1 13 154 36 29 84 14 8 .313 .374 .535 .222 1 1
2013 MIA MLB NL 472 424 49 94 18 1 18 168 50 41 114 15 8 .222 .298 .396 .175 0 1
2014 CHN MLB NL 250 224 29 63 13 1 6 96 28 18 70 2 4 .281 .337 .429 .147 4
2014 IOW AAA PCL 25 21 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 3 6 0 0 .143 .280 .190 .048 0
2015 SEA MLB AL 81 70 8 15 4 0 2 25 3 11 27 3 2 .214 .321 .357 .143 0 0
2015 LAN MLB NL 60 55 12 16 4 1 4 34 12 3 14 2 0 .291 .350 .618 .327 0 0
2015 TAC AAA PCL 205 179 27 53 9 0 10 92 29 23 51 6 4 .296 .385 .514 .218 0 0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 12 11 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .091 0 0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 190 164 26 37 10 1 7 70 23 23 53 3 1 .226 .321 .427 .201 2 0
2016 TEX MLB AL 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .250 0 0
2016 NYN MLB NL 22 20 4 7 0 0 2 13 6 2 9 0 1 .350 .409 .650 .300 0 0
2017 SAC AAA PCL 169 157 23 44 13 0 6 75 21 9 33 1 2 .280 .325 .478 .197 1 0
2017 SFN MLB NL 63 60 2 13 1 0 2 20 4 1 17 1 1 .217 .238 .333 .117 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 322 0.5000 0.4876 0.6624 0.6832 0.2919 0.7455 0.4681 0.3376 0.0068
2011 413 0.5424 0.4722 0.7231 0.6339 0.2804 0.8028 0.5094 0.2769 -0.0017
2012 1248 0.5056 0.4784 0.6935 0.6957 0.2561 0.7654 0.4937 0.3065 -0.0065
2013 1872 0.5016 0.4781 0.6894 0.6944 0.2605 0.7745 0.4609 0.3106 -0.0082
2014 987 0.4681 0.4843 0.6590 0.7165 0.2800 0.7915 0.3605 0.3410 -0.0078
2015 550 0.4636 0.4691 0.6473 0.6784 0.2881 0.7572 0.4235 0.3527 -0.0012
2016 105 0.5333 0.5048 0.6226 0.7143 0.2653 0.7500 0.2308 0.3774 0.0000
2017 227 0.5463 0.5507 0.6160 0.7500 0.3107 0.6774 0.4375 0.3840 0.0000
Career57240.49830.48180.67780.69450.27080.76990.44590.3222-0.0053

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
2014-08-23 2014-09-29 60-DL 37 34 Left Ankle Surgery Debridement 2014-08-29
2014-08-13 2014-08-14 DTD 1 1 - Groin Soreness -
2014-07-23 2014-07-25 DTD 2 2 - Groin Tightness -
2014-04-24 2014-05-26 15-DL 32 28 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2014-03-31 2014-04-02 DTD 2 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2014-03-25 2014-03-27 Camp 2 0 Left Ankle Soreness - -
2013-06-27 2013-06-29 DTD 2 1 Left Shoulder Contusion - -
2013-06-25 2013-06-25 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-04-13 2013-04-14 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Tightness - -
2013-02-21 2013-03-09 Camp 16 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-09-22 2012-10-04 DTD 12 11 Right Shoulder Sprain Diving Catch - -
2012-08-16 2012-08-19 DTD 3 3 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-08-01 2012-08-03 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Spasms - -
2011-08-07 2011-09-01 15-DL 25 23 Left Knee Inflammation Bursitis - -
2011-05-22 2011-05-25 DTD 3 3 General Medical Illness -
2010-05-02 2010-05-17 Minors 15 0 Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2008-07-07 2008-07-19 Minors 12 0 Right Forearm Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SFN $
2016 TEX $1,650,000
2015 SEA $2,505,000
2014 CHN $2,000,000
2013 MIA $494,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,649,500
6 yrTotal$6,649,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 24 dExcel Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/23/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 5/6/17. DFA by San Francisco 6/2/17. Refused outright 6/4/17. Re-signed by San Francisco 6/8/17 (minor-league contract). Released by San Francisco 7/25/17 (exercised opt-out).
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/17/15 ($0.5M guaranteed). Performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $0.1M each for 250, 300. $0.15M each for 350, 400. $0.25M for 450. $0.5M for 500. DFA by Texas 4/8/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/10/16. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 7/30/16.
  • 1 year/$2.505M (2015). Signed by Seattle 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Seattle 6/4/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/15. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 8/31/15, with Dodgers paying about $0.15M of $0.463M in remaining 2015 salary. Contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 11/5/15.
  • 1 year/$2M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/29/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/17/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4945M (2013). Re-signed by Miami. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Miami 12/12/13.
  • 1 year (2012). DFA by Tampa Bay 1/25/12. Signed by Houston as a free agent 2/12. Acquired by Miami in trade from Houston 5/26/12. Contract purchased by Miami 5/27/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Tampa Bay.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.404M (2009). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/15/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/19/07.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Dodgers 6/27/06.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2004 (25-748) (Texas A&M).

2019 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 DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 316 40 82 19 1 11 40 21 70 5 3 .284 .337 .471 108 14.9 CF 1, RF -2 1.6
80o 294 35 73 17 1 10 36 18 66 4 3 .270 .321 .452 99 9.7 CF 1, RF -2 1.0
70o 278 32 66 15 1 9 33 16 64 4 3 .258 .307 .430 92 6.3 CF 1, RF -2 0.6
60o 264 30 61 14 1 8 30 15 62 4 3 .250 .299 .414 87 3.6 CF 1, RF -2 0.4
50o 251 28 56 13 1 7 28 14 59 3 2 .240 .287 .395 82 1.4 CF 1, RF -2 0.1
40o 238 25 52 12 1 7 26 13 57 3 2 .235 .282 .394 77 -0.6 CF 1, RF -2 -0.1
30o 224 23 47 11 1 6 23 12 55 3 2 .225 .272 .373 71 -2.6 CF 1, RF -1 -0.3
20o 208 21 42 10 1 5 21 10 52 2 2 .215 .260 .354 65 -4.5 CF 1, RF -1 -0.5
10o 186 17 34 8 0 5 18 9 47 2 1 .195 .238 .328 56 -6.7 CF 1, RF -1 -0.7
Weighted Mean2572959141829146032.248.293.416842.4CF 1, RF -20.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've read a lot of comments by other BP writers - I'm curious for your take on Pecota's projection for Steven Souza?
(Uri from FL)
I've received quite a few questions on Souza, so I'll tend to him first here. PECOTA's projection is very optimistic because Souza has performed extremely well in Double-A and Triple-A. When you can master those levels, you usually have a high chance of succeeding in the majors, so PECOTA's level adjustment and projection reflects that. It's a straight projection off his prior stats.

That said, PECOTA works primarily off comps, and Souza doesn't comp well. That means his underlying skills, according to PECOTA, are not as favourable, despite great stats. Russ Canzler, Justin Ruggiano, and Ryan Shealy are his top comps -- nothing too impressive there, so PECOTA's UPSIDE metric rates him as a good prospect, but nothing too special.

Jeff Moore and I have an article coming out tomorrow on hit tools and how PECOTA measures underlying hitting skills, if you'd like to learn about all the under-the-hood stuff PECOTA does. (Andrew Koo)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich is having a fabulous Spring Training with the Marlins. For contract reasons we all know he won't make the team come Opening Day. But after Stanton, he's the best position player anywhere in the entire organization, isn't he? Though that might not be saying more about the Marlins than it is about Yelich.
(Paul from DC)
Stanton is definitely No. 1, and I guess you could make an argument for Yelich as No. 2 right now. PECOTA says Justin Ruggiano should be a 2+ win player this year, which is a nice development for them. But I wouldn't be stunned if Yelich could come up now and outplay that.

By the way, Placido Polanco is third on that list. So yeah, that says something about the Marlins. (Zachary Levine)
2008-06-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't the Rays be better served to give Justin Ruggiano an extended look instead of dealing for any right fielder?
(R.J. from Beyond the Boxscore)
Well, until this year, I'd say yes. But if you have a chance to make the playoffs, you have to go for it. I don't think the Rays will be experimenting this year because they are a legit contender. (John Perrotto)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see the Rays bringing Kenny Lofton or someone else to replace Rocco ?
(Tommy from OPS,FL)
I don't think they need to with Gomes around and the possibility that they could bring up someone like Justin Ruggiano or Fernando Perez. As good as Baldelli can be, I don't think this is a case where they have to react to strongly. (Steven Goldman)


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