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Birth Date10-10-1984
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 4 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
4.02014
2.82015
2.02016
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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
2006 COL 21 25 108 96 15 23 2 0 1 28 10 25 1 0 1 6 3 0 .240 .318 .292 .227 3.0 -2.5 0.0
2007 COL 22 155 682 609 104 177 33 5 24 292 57 130 9 2 5 99 7 6 .291 .359 .479 .268 39.1 31.8 7.0
2008 COL 23 101 421 377 48 99 24 2 8 151 38 56 2 2 2 46 1 6 .263 .332 .401 .246 10.8 1.3 1.2
2009 COL 24 151 628 543 101 161 25 9 32 300 73 112 3 9 0 92 20 11 .297 .377 .552 .306 57.7 -4.8 5.3
2010 COL 25 122 529 470 89 148 32 3 27 267 48 78 5 5 1 95 11 2 .315 .381 .568 .319 53.2 6.0 6.2
2011 COL 26 143 606 537 81 162 36 2 30 292 59 79 4 5 1 105 9 3 .302 .372 .544 .306 49.7 -5.8 4.7
2012 COL 27 47 203 181 33 52 8 2 8 88 19 19 2 1 0 27 2 2 .287 .360 .486 .270 11.1 0.8 1.3
2013 COL 28 126 512 446 72 139 27 0 25 241 57 85 4 5 0 82 1 0 .312 .391 .540 .306 42.7 2.0 4.9
2014 COL 29 91 375 315 71 107 18 1 21 190 50 57 5 5 52 1 1 .340 .432 .603 .331 36.8 -1.1 4.0
2015 COL 30 87 351 323 46 97 19 0 12 152 24 72 1 3 0 53 0 0 .300 .348 .471 .274 19.3 -3.0 1.7
2015 TOR 30 41 183 163 31 39 8 0 5 62 14 42 5 1 0 17 1 0 .239 .317 .380 .258 7.1 2.9 1.1
2016 TOR 31 131 544 492 54 125 21 0 24 218 43 101 5 4 0 79 1 0 .254 .318 .443 .253 16.6 2.8 2.0
2017 TOR 32 66 260 241 16 60 10 0 7 91 17 40 1 1 0 26 0 1 .249 .300 .378 .232 0.5 2.4 0.3
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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 MOD A+ 22 105 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COL MLB 25 108 .227 .262 .330 .426 .265 .314 103 -4 3.3 1.5 -2.5 2.2 3.0 0.0 3.0 0.0
2006 TUL AA 104 485 .314 .280 .356 .449 .278 .324 106 21.1 10.6 4.6 -3.8 -1.8 34.5 3.3 34.5 3.3
2007 COL MLB 155 682 .268 .264 .330 .414 .257 .335 109 6.3 20.2 9.3 31.8 3.2 39.1 7.0 39.1 7.0
2008 COL MLB 101 421 .246 .265 .331 .413 .265 .289 103 -6.2 12.2 5.6 1.3 -0.7 10.8 1.2 10.8 1.2
2008 MOD A+ 5 18 .377 .277 .363 .426 .285 .400 103 2.3 0.5 0 1.2 -0.2 2.7 0.4 2.7 0.4
2008 TUL AA 5 24 .439 .280 .354 .409 .285 .278 83 4.8 0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.6 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2008 CSP AAA 2 8 .270 .310 .365 .504 .262 .500 137 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2009 COL MLB 151 628 .306 .255 .325 .403 .260 .316 102 30.6 18.1 8.3 -4.8 0.7 57.7 5.3 57.7 5.3
2010 COL MLB 122 529 .319 .257 .323 .401 .268 .327 102 31.6 14.6 6.7 6.0 0.3 53.2 6.2 53.2 6.2
2010 TUL AA 2 8 .171 .245 .334 .437 .275 .200 96 -0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2010 CSP AAA 2 5 .128 .261 .360 .390 .256 .250 126 -0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 COL MLB 143 606 .306 .250 .314 .387 .258 .305 110 27.6 16.3 7.5 -5.8 -1.8 49.7 4.7 49.7 4.7
2012 COL MLB 47 203 .270 .250 .314 .393 .258 .284 120 2 5.6 2.6 0.8 1.0 11.1 1.3 11.1 1.3
2012 TUL AA 3 10 .444 .297 .356 .456 .296 .286 95 1.9 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.3 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2012 CSP AAA 6 18 .342 .268 .328 .418 .256 .364 114 1.7 0.5 0 0.2 0.0 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2013 COL MLB 126 512 .306 .252 .312 .394 .257 .334 113 22.5 13.5 6.1 2.0 0.7 42.7 4.9 42.7 4.9
2013 CSP AAA 2 6 .497 .293 .340 .423 .268 .800 120 1.5 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.3 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2014 COL MLB 91 375 .331 .252 .311 .389 .262 .355 119 24.9 9.7 4.4 -1.1 -2.1 36.8 4.0 36.8 4.0
2015 COL MLB 87 351 .274 .255 .313 .406 .263 .351 113 4.9 9.4 4.3 -3.0 0.7 19.3 1.7 19.3 1.7
2015 TOR MLB 41 183 .258 .261 .320 .426 .265 .291 104 -0.4 4.9 2.1 2.9 0.5 7.1 1.1 7.1 1.1
2016 TOR MLB 131 544 .253 .261 .324 .433 .261 .272 109 -3.8 15.4 6.7 2.8 -1.6 16.6 2.0 16.6 2.0
2016 DUN A+ 1 4 .178 .250 .299 .362 .245 .500 96 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2017 TOR MLB 66 260 .232 .255 .323 .420 .258 .272 106 -7.6 7.6 3.5 2.4 -3.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3
2017 DUN A+ 5 17 .313 .225 .342 .321 .252 .300 111 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.0 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

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 MOD A+ 105 17 25 6 0 4 14 9 18 1 0 .266 .343 .457 .191 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 COL MLB 108 15 23 2 0 1 6 10 25 3 0 .240 .318 .292 .052 .227 3.0 -2.5 0.0
2006 TUL AA 485 75 123 34 2 13 61 46 71 6 5 .291 .373 .473 .182 .314 34.5 -3.8 3.3
2007 COL MLB 682 104 177 33 5 24 99 57 130 7 6 .291 .359 .479 .189 .268 39.1 31.8 7.0
2008 COL MLB 421 48 99 24 2 8 46 38 56 1 6 .263 .332 .401 .138 .246 10.8 1.3 1.2
2008 MOD A+ 18 3 4 3 0 0 1 5 2 0 0 .333 .529 .583 .250 .377 2.7 1.2 0.4
2008 TUL AA 24 5 7 0 0 2 3 3 1 0 0 .333 .417 .619 .286 .439 6.3 -0.2 0.6
2008 CSP AAA 8 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 .429 .500 .571 .143 .270 0.5 0.1 0.1
2009 COL MLB 628 101 161 25 9 32 92 73 112 20 11 .297 .377 .552 .256 .306 57.7 -4.8 5.3
2010 TUL AA 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .143 .171 -0.1 -0.2 -0.0
2010 CSP AAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .128 -0.5 0.2 -0.0
2010 COL MLB 529 89 148 32 3 27 95 48 78 11 2 .315 .381 .568 .253 .319 53.2 6.0 6.2
2011 COL MLB 606 81 162 36 2 30 105 59 79 9 3 .302 .372 .544 .242 .306 49.7 -5.8 4.7
2012 CSP AAA 18 2 6 1 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 .353 .389 .765 .412 .342 2.2 0.2 0.2
2012 COL MLB 203 33 52 8 2 8 27 19 19 2 2 .287 .360 .486 .199 .270 11.1 0.8 1.3
2012 TUL AA 10 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .300 .300 .700 .400 .444 1.9 -0.1 0.2
2013 CSP AAA 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .800 .833 .800 .000 .497 2.1 -0.0 0.2
2013 COL MLB 512 72 139 27 0 25 82 57 85 1 0 .312 .391 .540 .229 .306 42.7 2.0 4.9
2014 COL MLB 375 71 107 18 1 21 52 50 57 1 1 .340 .432 .603 .263 .331 36.8 -1.1 4.0
2015 COL MLB 351 46 97 19 0 12 53 24 72 0 0 .300 .348 .471 .170 .274 19.3 -3.0 1.7
2015 TOR MLB 183 31 39 8 0 5 17 14 42 1 0 .239 .317 .380 .141 .258 7.1 2.9 1.1
2016 TOR MLB 544 54 125 21 0 24 79 43 101 1 0 .254 .318 .443 .189 .253 16.6 2.8 2.0
2016 DUN A+ 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .178 -0.3 0.2 -0.0
2017 DUN A+ 17 2 4 0 0 1 3 3 3 0 0 .286 .412 .500 .214 .313 1.5 0.3 0.2
2017 TOR MLB 260 16 60 10 0 7 26 17 40 0 1 .249 .300 .378 .129 .232 0.5 2.4 0.3

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 1472 0.5251 0.4423 0.8387 0.5873 0.2818 0.8877 0.7259 0.1613 663 0.002828
2009 2411 0.5118 0.4160 0.8245 0.5592 0.2659 0.8536 0.7604 0.1755 1142 0.014139
2010 1898 0.5195 0.4210 0.8461 0.5720 0.2577 0.8972 0.7234 0.1539 874 0.006387
2011 2161 0.5127 0.4091 0.8722 0.5587 0.2517 0.9095 0.7849 0.1278 1068 0.005660
2012 731 0.5321 0.4213 0.8831 0.5681 0.2544 0.9095 0.8161 0.1169 354 -0.000619
2013 1952 0.4790 0.3996 0.8205 0.5786 0.2350 0.8799 0.6862 0.1795 951 0.003957
2014 1384 0.4632 0.4176 0.8114 0.5928 0.2665 0.8605 0.7172 0.1886 637 0.000381
2015 2098 0.4833 0.4500 0.7701 0.6174 0.2934 0.8355 0.6415 0.2299 976 -0.000643
2016 2098 0.4871 0.4457 0.7914 0.6184 0.2816 0.8434 0.6832 0.2086 0 0.000000
2017 958 0.5000 0.4541 0.8207 0.6138 0.2944 0.8707 0.7163 0.1793 0 0.000000
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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
2014-07-20 2014-09-29 60-DL 71 64 Left Hip Surgery Labrum Tear 2014-08-15
2014-07-04 2014-07-06 DTD 2 2 - Groin Tightness -
2014-06-14 2014-06-15 DTD 1 1 Right Sprain -
2014-05-26 2014-05-26 DTD 0 0 - Ankle Sprain -
2014-04-09 2014-04-11 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2014-03-13 2014-03-17 Camp 4 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf - -
2013-08-25 2013-08-27 DTD 2 2 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-06-13 2013-07-11 15-DL 28 26 Right Trunk Fracture Rib - -
2013-05-06 2013-05-08 DTD 2 1 - Lower Leg Tightness - -
2013-04-29 2013-05-01 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2012-05-31 2012-10-04 15-DL 126 113 Left Groin Surgery Scar Tissue Near Nerve 2012-06-21 -
2012-05-14 2012-05-14 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball - -
2012-05-09 2012-05-11 DTD 2 1 Left Groin Soreness - -
2012-04-09 2012-04-09 DTD 0 0 - Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2012-03-04 2012-03-07 Camp 3 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-09-14 2011-09-20 DTD 6 6 Left Hip Inflammation Bursitis -
2011-09-11 2011-09-13 DTD 2 1 Left Hip Inflammation Bursitis -
2011-09-08 2011-09-10 DTD 2 1 Left Hip Inflammation Bursitis - -
2011-08-31 2011-08-31 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2011-07-05 2011-07-09 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2011-03-04 2011-03-06 Camp 2 0 Right Foot Contusion Heel on Backswing -
2010-08-30 2010-09-01 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Tightness -
2010-06-18 2010-07-27 15-DL 39 33 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate HBP -
2010-06-12 2010-06-15 DTD 3 2 Groin Strain -
2010-05-10 2010-05-13 DTD 3 2 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-09-08 2009-09-11 DTD 3 3 Back Soreness -
2009-08-21 2009-08-22 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness GI -
2009-06-03 2009-06-06 DTD 3 3 Left Hand Contusion -
2009-05-10 2009-05-12 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-03-20 2009-03-26 Camp 6 0 Low Back Tightness -
2008-07-05 2008-07-21 15-DL 16 13 Right Thumb Laceration Thumb -
2008-04-30 2008-06-20 15-DL 51 46 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps Tendon -
2007-07-24 2007-07-26 DTD 2 2 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-06-03 2007-06-05 DTD 2 1 Right Groin Strain -
2007-03-11 2007-03-13 Camp 2 0 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2005-08-03 2005-09-03 Minors 31 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 TOR $4,000,000
2020 TOR $14,000,000
2019 TOR $20,000,000
2018 TOR $20,000,000
2017 TOR $20,000,000
2016 TOR $20,000,000
2015 COL $20,000,000
2014 COL $16,000,000
2013 COL $10,000,000
2012 COL $8,250,000
2011 COL $5,500,000
2010 COL $3,500,000
2009 COL $1,000,000
2008 COL $750,000
2007 COL $381,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$105,381,000
2018Current$20,000,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$125,381,000
3 yrFuture$38,000,000
15 yrTotal$163,381,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 33 dPaul Cohen10 years/$157.75M (2011-20), 2021 option

Details
  • 10 years/$157.75M (2011-20), plus 2021 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 11/30/10, replacing final 3 years and option in previous contract. 11:$5.5M, 12:$8.25M, 13:$10M, 14:$16M, 15-19:$20M annually, 20:$14M, 21:$15M club option, $4M buyout. Salaries for 2020 and 2021 may increase by $6M annually based on MVP vote, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger or All-Star selections in 2019-20. Award bonuses, including $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star selection. $2M assignment bonus if traded. May be traded only once during contract (full no-trade clause thereafter). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Colorado 7/27/15. Blue Jays responsible for $107,540,983 remaining on contract: $7,540,983 in 2015, $94M in 2016-20 salaries, $4M buyout and $2M assignment bonus.
  • 6 years/$31M (2008-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed extension with Colorado 1/21/08. 08:$0.75M, 09:$0.75M, 10:$3.5M, 11:$5.5M, 12:$8.5M, 13:$10M, 14:$15M club option, $2M buyout.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2007). Re-signed by Colorado 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.381M (2006). Contract purchased by Colorado 8/06.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2005 (1-7) (Long Beach State). Signed 6/05, $2.3M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .304 .379 .506 .290
11 vs R (Multi) .265 .329 .454 .264
18 Split (Multi) -.039 -.049 -.052 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .266 .336 .431 .253
31 vs R (2016) .251 .313 .446 .253
38 Split (2016) -.015 -.023 .015 -.000
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a 16 team dynasty, if you could only have 1 player who would you rather have? Troy Tulowitzki, Archie Bradley, Cal Quantrill, AJ Puk or Youlieski Gurriel? I won't be in contention this year.
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
Well, probably not Tulo, unless you can have him for a reasonable price and think someone will trade you for him mid-season. I'm not a big believer in Bradley either. Young pitching scares me, but Quantrill has the profile I like to invest in in dynasty. That said, my answer would be Gurriel, who may just be a nothing-bench-bat. But he could also very well be a starting middle infielder you can have for a song -- that kind of reward is worth the risk I think. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Standard 5x5, 12-team Roto league and we keep six each season. After keeping Trout, Donaldson, Rizzo, Scherzer and Arrieta, do I go with Lorenzo Cain, Troy Tulowitzki or Gerrit Cole as my last keeper?
(Matt from DC)
I'd keep Cole in that format. I like Cain better in a deeper league, but even in today's speed starved context you can find steals on the waiver wire. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a 12-team dynasty league with OPS, do you trade Tulo for Addison Russell, even if your team is in contention?
(Brady from my desk)
Yes. You lose a little in that format, but the injury risk with Troy Tulowitzki is high enough that I take the plunge. Love Addi. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Tulowitzki, how many more years of top 5 production from the SS spot in your opinion?
(fightingmoose from MB, Canada)
One or two depending on health and how quickly the young crop behind him emerges. He could fall out as soon as this year. (Mike Gianella)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)How many games does Troy Tulowitzki play in 2016?
(Hank from Tennessee)
130 (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Deep dynasty league trade offer. Which side do you prefer: Lance McCullers or Vince Velasquez/Jose Berrios?
(Miles from Milwaukee)
The duo. I really like Berrios. I just hope the Colorado rumors for Troy Tulowitzki are nothing more than cloud talk. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)This year's draft class is said to be pretty weak. Is it weak on impact talent at the top or is the depth of the class weak, or a combo of both?
(The Dude from Office)
It's both. There's very little star power, the collegiate pitching is as bad as it's been in a decade, and the prep pitching is even worse. The only saving grace is the middle-infield, but there's no Troy Tulowitzki here, either. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Trevor Story's upside?
(Ryan from Denver)
Just watched Story this week, and he sure does look like he is trying to replicate Troy Tulowitzki with that swing. Still has that little hitch and the hands/elbow move around too much. But damn did he have a good game when I saw him. Gets good extension and the bat speed is evident. I think the risk is still high, but Story is a major leaguer for me. It's easy to see the intrigue. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)As my 12-team, 5x5 roto season winds to a close, I need some keeper help. We keep six from year to year and here are the potentials: Anthony Rendon, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout (obviously), Troy Tulowitzki, Anthony Rizzo, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Nolan Arenado I have Tulo, Rendon, Trout, Rizzo, Scherzer and Stras as my six. Would you choose them? Thanks for the help!
(Jake from Minneapolis)
I'd try to find a way to keep Donaldson and deal one of the pitchers, if I could. 28 bombs from 3B isn't anything to sneeze at, plus it allows you to play Rendon at 2B next year. Pitching is everywhere. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Trade you most want to see happen by July 31st?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I'd like to see Troy Tulowitzki on the Yankees, to be honest. I can't quite articulate why that would make me happy. I'm not usually in the habit of wishing the Yankees had more expensive players. (Sam Miller)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade dirt-cheap, keepable Xander Bogaerts for a Troy Tulowitzki that can't be kept? Flags Fly Forever or is Xander just too good to give up on?
(JohnnyFive from WA)
1000% --- it's all about the title for me so if you see Tulo as the missing piece, do it! (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the top 5 fantasy SS in 2015?
(Jim from Boston )
Gee Jim, way to put me on the spot.

Injuries last year make this a tough position to rank, but I would go Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Ian Desmond, and Jean Segura. Hanley would rank #1 if I wasn't concerned that he wouldn't get hurt again/miss time, but all of the top three have injury concerns. I'd rank Segura higher but I'm not sold on him as a top option. However, given who else is out there, he should stick in the Top 5 in 2014. The position is a little thinner than I once thought. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rather have Tulo or Hanley next year in fantasy? Also, approximately where would you rank Everth Cabrera for next year, especially compared to guys like Reyes and Segura? Thanks!
(Joe from NYC)
Hey Joe.

I think I'd go with Hanley Ramirez. He earned $26 in 304 ABs to Troy Tulowitzki's $26 in 446 ABs. Even if you don't believe in Hanley maintaining that pace, the move to LA seems to have woken him up. Tulo could be traded, and while he's still a great player, a move to any non-Coors venue is going to have a negative impact. I like Hanley.

Hard to rank Cabrera coming off of his suspension. For all of the talk of how PEDs impact power, there is more of a proven connection to speed/endurance for players using PEDs. Jose Reyes and Jean Segura both have power and Cabrera doesn't. Even in a best case scenario for Cabrera, Reyes and Segura rank ahead of him. (Mike Gianella)
2012-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead, who are your Top 5 SS for next season? (And, if you feel like it, Top 5 CF as well)
(sitdancer from DC)
Right now, I'd rank the shortstops
1- Troy Tulowitzki
2- Jose Reyes
3- Starlin Castro
4- Elvis Andrus
5- Ian Desmond

I struggled to rank 3-5, and an argument could be made for shuffling them up in any order. Hanley Ramirez could throw a wrench into these rankings if he sees time at SS in Dee Gordon's absence. As for the CF position, I'm much less comfortable ranking them at the moment. Matt Kemp has missed time due to injury, as has Jacoby Ellsbury. Josh Hamilton has been streaky as hell, and I just want to see a bit more from others. As it stands, though, my top 3 would be Trout, Kemp, McCutchen in that order. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-07-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Daniel - I need to know about Troy Tulowitzki's rehab. We are almost at the half way point to the low-end of the 6-8wks and I've heard nothing good/bad on the rehab. Do you have an update? I need to know!
(Vic31 from San Fran)
If I recall correctly, Tulo had surgery on June 21, so he's about a week away from resuming baseball activities. I would not expect him back before mid-August. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Trevor Story going to be able to continue as a SS in the Colorado system with Troy Tulowitzki blocking his progress? Or is this another potential situation like Profar having no place to play but being good enough to facilitate a trade?
(jhardman from Irvingite)
Tulo is only blocking Story at the major league level, and Story is playing in the Low-A Sally League at the present. It's not an issue until its an issue. If you can develop a player as a shortstop, you develop a player as a shortstop. Deal with the problem when it actually becomes one. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Pujols and Fielder now in the AL, how many NL players are the type of guy that casual fans will know and want to buy a ticket to see? Lincecum? Strasburg? I'm struggling to find a few.
(Stay Gold, Man from Outsiders)
You mean besides Will Venable? It does seem like the NL is in a bit of a down cycle when it comes to minting sluggers. There is still Joey Votto and Matt Kemp, maybe Ryan Braun doesn't get suspended, and someone like Justin Upton steps into a greater light, or Mike Stanton captures the world's attention... I would buy a ticket to watch Troy Tulowitzki play. (Steven Goldman)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think Troy Tulowitzki is easily the most underrated elite player in MLB today. Agree or disagree?
(Frank from Chicago)
He's a monster bat who happens to be the best defensive SS in baseball. If you're talking to people who discount Tulo as one of the top five players in baseball, tell 'em from me that they're not paying attention. (Steven Goldman)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Votto, Albert Pujols, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki has made the NL MVP race the most compelling in quite some time. Who do you give the edge to and why?
(SprungOnSports from Long Island)
It's still Votto for me, though if Tulowitzki continues to make up for the month he missed in a single month he's an intriguing candidate for me. I think of it this way--they have very similar lines, and while Tulowitzki is a shortstop and maybe should get some extra credit for that, Votto has played all season. If Tulowitzki hadn't missed a month I would think more of him, but again, it's really close for me even with that, and I'm giving Votto the edge based solely on playing time. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please fill in the blank. This is the best NL Rookie Class since ________ (blank). Thanks! Bobby
(Bobby from New York)
Are we going strictly by league? Because the 2007 class had Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Hamilton among hitters, Tim Lincecum and Joakim Soria among pitchers. 2006 had Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Josh Johnson, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon (who used to not suck), Jonathan Broxton (ditto)...

There's a lot to be excited about with this year's rookie class (Posey, Heyward, Santana, Stanton) but I'm in no rush to appoint them the best class of the past five years until I see much more. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Keeper question: Which six do you like the best for this coming year? Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Troy Tulowitzki, Nelson Cruz, Felix Hernandez, Yovanni Gallardo, Clayton Kershaw, Tommy Hanson, and Clay Buchholz. Right now, I would say Howard, Utley, Tulo, Felix, Hanson, and Gallardo. But I am having a tough time deciding and was wondering if you could throw in your two cents. Have a great day Tommy !!
(Lopecci from Cubicle City)
Assuming traditional 5x5, I'd say Howard, Utley, Tulo, Felix, Cruz, Kershaw. But at the end there it's pretty close. Oh, and you too! (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)Which, young or lesser known players do you see emerging as stars this postseason?
(Franzeim from Wyoming)
I don't know if you can consider him lesser known given his outstanding rookie season but I think Troy Tulowitzki will begin to be properly valued in the eyes of fans. (Eric Seidman)
2009-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Grant Green , with the bobby crosby comparisons? good or bad?
(jake from los angeles)
I wouldn't say good or bad as much as I'd just say lazy. First it was Evan Longoria and Troy Tulowitzki, and now it's Crosby. All of those comps are based more on the fact that those guys are big, atheltic, white college shortstops from Southern California and not much at all on what kinds of players they are. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Stephen Drew ready to join the elite shortstops in the game right now. Would you rather Drew or Troy Tulowitzki?
(treno from scottsdale, az)
Tulo, because he's a much better defender and has fewer OBP issues.

I'll keep going for another couple. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Troy Tulowitzki. Is he going to turn it around? If I can get him for James Shields, should I? My current SS is Khalil Greene and it's a 16 team league.
(ted from cannot reveal my location)
No! James Shields is the man. Seriously. Isn't Ryan Theriot available? That's who I picked up to stop the Khalil pain. I like Tulo plenty, but he didn't hit on the road last year, and if he doesn't this year then you have someone useful for 81 games, some of which he's already tanked in. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableBig moment for the Dodgers. Lidge: 25 pitches, 12 strikes, two swing-and-misses, scarlet C returned. All we really learned is that Troy Tulowitzki is kind of helpless against him. Dodgers in good shape to benefit. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableTo decide that Alex Rodriguez couldn't hit in the postseason, the media had to ignore everything from the start of his career through Game Three of the 2004 ALCS. He *killed* the Twins in the ALDS that year.

This story never, ever made sense.

Hey, when does Troy Tulowitzki's lost week become a story? (Joe Sheehan)
 

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