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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 35)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-9-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age36 years, 2 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22015
0.42016
0.22017
-0.22018
-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
2010 MIN 26 49 155 28 6 1 2 4 25 4 0 0 .197 .237 .296 73 -4.7 -0.3 2.3 0.4
2011 MIN 27 93 254 39 9 1 2 11 42 2 0 0 .167 .210 .239 50 -14.2 -1.8 -5.1 -1.1
2012 MIN 28 42 122 22 6 0 1 9 26 2 0 0 .198 .270 .279 68 -4.4 0.3 -3.5 -0.2
2013 LAN 29 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 71 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1
2013 MIN 29 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 72 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAN 30 61 192 32 6 1 3 17 41 2 0 0 .188 .267 .288 77 -4.6 -0.2 6.6 1.1
2015 ANA 31 10 21 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .190 .190 .190 65 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.0
2015 KCA 31 45 99 17 3 0 1 6 24 2 0 0 .198 .266 .267 70 -3.1 -1.0 -1.2 -0.1
2016 KCA 32 55 133 35 10 1 4 8 36 0 0 0 .285 .328 .480 87 -1.8 -1.1 0.4 0.4
2017 KCA 33 75 177 37 4 1 3 12 41 1 0 0 .227 .284 .319 84 -3.1 -0.1 -3.5 0.2
2018 COL 34 10 16 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .214 .313 .429 78 -0.4 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2018 KCA 34 51 166 28 9 0 2 13 37 2 0 0 .188 .259 .289 80 -3.5 1.2 -6.0 -0.1
2019 COL 35 16 49 7 3 0 0 4 14 0 0 0 .163 .229 .233 63 -2.2 0.5 0.2 0.1
Career513139425356519862951501.200.257.29772-42.9-3.0-11.30.4

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 BRO A- NYP 55 204 .252 .327 .368 .261 101 -4.6 5.1 3.1 75 0 0.9 -2.0 -4.7 0.2
2006 HAG A SAL 95 355 .245 .328 .357 .224 96 -8.9 8.0 4.9 90 0 11.2 -3.1 -7.3 1.4
2007 SLU A+ FSL 52 210 .257 .328 .375 .282 104 0.9 6.5 3.9 114 0 1.3 -0.2 3.6 1.5
2007 BIN AA EAS 30 121 .259 .327 .388 .221 94 -12.9 3.5 2.2 43 0 2.3 -0.9 -10.4 -0.3
2007 NBR AA EAS 17 56 .259 .323 .386 .283 109 -0.7 1.7 1 43 0 0.0 -2.1 -10.4 -1.0
2008 NBR AA EAS 96 351 .261 .337 .398 .242 105 -11.7 10.2 5.8 74 0 3.0 0.6 -14.4 0.5
2009 ROC AAA INT 99 333 .266 .332 .406 .239 111 -21.9 9.7 5.6 49 0 9.8 -0.9 -16.9 0.7
2010 MIN MLB AL 49 155 .263 .327 .407 .222 109 -10.8 4.3 2.6 73 12 2.3 -0.3 -4.7 0.4
2011 MIN MLB AL 93 254 .259 .319 .405 .194 103 -24.3 6.8 4.1 50 9 -5.1 -1.8 -14.2 -1.1
2012 MIN MLB AL 42 122 .257 .323 .410 .250 106 -6.9 3.3 2.1 68 14 -3.5 0.3 -4.4 -0.2
2012 ROC AAA INT 15 48 .261 .333 .394 .324 94 1.6 1.4 0.8 88 0 0.3 0.5 -0.6 0.2
2012 EST Wnt DWL 22 67 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB NL 4 7 .260 .312 .414 .333 93 -1.4 0.2 0 71 15 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB AL 2 3 .244 .302 .369 .000 89 -0.8 0.1 0 72 15 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 16 57 .256 .327 .390 .184 115 -6.7 1.6 1 18 0 1.2 0.4 -5.6 -0.1
2013 ROC AAA INT 27 94 .256 .327 .383 .236 104 -5.2 2.7 0.9 55 0 -0.3 0.2 -5.6 -0.2
2013 ITA int WBC 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 LAN MLB NL 61 192 .257 .320 .395 .227 98 -8.5 5.0 2.9 77 13 6.6 -0.2 -4.6 1.1
2015 ANA MLB AL 10 21 .277 .332 .432 .211 97 -1.7 0.6 0.3 65 14 -0.4 -0.2 -0.8 0.0
2015 KCA MLB AL 45 99 .254 .316 .413 .262 105 -5.9 2.7 1.4 70 14 -1.2 -1.0 -3.1 -0.1
2016 KCA MLB AL 55 133 .258 .322 .418 .373 106 0.9 3.7 2.3 87 13 0.4 -1.1 -1.8 0.4
2017 KCA MLB AL 75 177 .252 .322 .420 .286 103 -6.8 5.2 3 84 9 -3.5 -0.1 -3.1 0.2
2018 COL MLB NL 10 16 .219 .269 .370 .182 114 -0.2 0.4 0.2 78 11 -0.9 0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2018 KCA MLB AL 51 166 .244 .318 .410 .232 104 -8.8 4.7 2.5 80 11 -6.0 1.2 -3.5 -0.1
2019 COL MLB NL 16 49 .244 .310 .410 .233 110 -5.5 1.5 0.7 63 8 0.2 0.5 -2.2 0.1
2019 ABQ AAA PCL 67 262 .284 .355 .490 .356 113 3 8.9 5.4 108 0 -5.7 0.3 3.9 1.1

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 BRO A- NYP 204 175 13 38 9 1 1 52 23 22 33 1 0 .217 .310 .297 .080 1 1
2006 HAG A SAL 355 295 24 55 13 0 5 83 38 42 72 1 0 .186 .298 .281 .095 5 5
2007 BIN AA EAS 121 117 7 22 2 0 1 27 4 2 22 0 0 .188 .207 .231 .043 1 1
2007 NBR AA EAS 56 50 3 13 3 1 0 18 3 5 5 0 0 .260 .321 .360 .100 1 1
2007 SLU A+ FSL 210 182 22 47 14 0 5 76 22 24 28 0 1 .258 .351 .418 .159 0 0
2008 NBR AA EAS 351 302 39 66 18 1 7 107 39 35 55 0 1 .219 .308 .354 .136 4 4
2009 ROC AAA INT 333 298 23 63 16 1 2 87 25 22 49 0 1 .211 .264 .292 .081 8 8
2010 MIN MLB AL 155 142 12 28 6 1 2 42 13 4 25 0 0 .197 .237 .296 .099 2 3
2011 MIN MLB AL 254 234 19 39 9 1 2 56 23 11 42 0 0 .167 .210 .239 .073 1 6
2012 EST Wnt DWL 67 53 4 10 3 0 0 13 7 9 19 0 1 .189 .328 .245 .057 0 3
2012 ROC AAA INT 48 43 6 12 3 0 1 18 5 3 9 0 0 .279 .319 .419 .140 1 1
2012 MIN MLB AL 122 111 7 22 6 0 1 31 5 9 26 0 0 .198 .270 .279 .081 0 0
2013 MIN MLB AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2013 LAN MLB NL 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .000 0 0
2013 ROC AAA INT 94 87 8 19 2 0 2 27 10 2 15 0 0 .218 .247 .310 .092 2 1
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 57 52 3 7 3 1 0 12 3 4 14 0 0 .135 .196 .231 .096 0 1
2013 ITA int WBC 16 16 1 3 1 0 1 7 4 0 4 0 0 .188 .188 .438 .250 0 0
2014 LAN MLB NL 192 170 16 32 6 1 3 49 14 17 41 0 0 .188 .267 .288 .100 2
2015 ANA MLB AL 21 21 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 .190 .190 .190 .000 0 0
2015 KCA MLB AL 99 86 6 17 3 0 1 23 5 6 24 0 0 .198 .266 .267 .070 0 5
2016 KCA MLB AL 133 123 18 35 10 1 4 59 16 8 36 0 0 .285 .328 .480 .195 0 2
2017 KCA MLB AL 177 163 18 37 4 1 3 52 14 12 41 0 0 .227 .284 .319 .092 0 1
2018 COL MLB NL 16 14 2 3 0 0 1 6 3 2 2 0 0 .214 .313 .429 .214 0 0
2018 KCA MLB AL 166 149 11 28 9 0 2 43 18 13 37 0 0 .188 .259 .289 .101 2 0
2019 ABQ AAA PCL 262 223 38 67 16 2 9 114 40 33 55 2 0 .300 .389 .511 .211 4 0
2019 COL MLB NL 49 43 6 7 3 0 0 10 3 4 14 0 0 .163 .229 .233 .070 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 581 0.5404 0.4578 0.8571 0.6369 0.2472 0.8700 0.8182 0.1429 0.0092
2011 935 0.5540 0.4631 0.8430 0.5888 0.3070 0.8984 0.7109 0.1570 0.0006
2012 438 0.5023 0.4178 0.8142 0.5727 0.2615 0.8651 0.7018 0.1858 -0.0050
2013 36 0.6667 0.6389 0.7391 0.7500 0.4167 0.7778 0.6000 0.2609 -0.0012
2014 742 0.5499 0.4501 0.7874 0.6078 0.2575 0.8226 0.6860 0.2126 -0.0058
2015 401 0.5636 0.4963 0.7337 0.6681 0.2743 0.8079 0.5000 0.2663 0.0055
2016 544 0.4982 0.4816 0.7481 0.6827 0.2821 0.8432 0.5195 0.2519 0.0000
2017 716 0.5223 0.4511 0.7895 0.6257 0.2602 0.8803 0.5506 0.2105 0.0000
2018 723 0.5173 0.4274 0.7864 0.6043 0.2378 0.8363 0.6506 0.2136 0.0000
2019 181 0.4309 0.4420 0.7250 0.5769 0.3398 0.8222 0.6000 0.2750 0.0000
Career52970.52990.45530.79670.61880.27080.85500.64840.20330.0003

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
2013-04-06 2013-06-09 Minors 64 0 Left Fingers Fracture Little Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 COL $
2018 KCA $2,300,000
2017 KCA $1,500,000
2016 KCA $1,162,500
2015 ANA $987,500
2014 LAN $700,000
2013 MIN $700,000
2011 MIN $429,000
2010 MIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$8,179,000
9 yrTotal$8,179,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 18 dDavid Schwartz1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/5/19 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.3M in majors. May earn additional $0.2M in performance bonuses. May opt out of contract 3/21/19 if not on Major League roster. Released by Philadelphia 3/21/19. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 3/25/19 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 4/15/19. DFA by Colorado 5/3/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/6/19. Contract selected by Colorado 9/3/19.
  • 2 years/$3.8M (2017-18). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/18/16. 17:$1.5M, 18:$2.3M. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Kansas City 8/31/18 with $383,333 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$1.1625M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$0.9875M (2015). Signed by LA Angels 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Kansas City in trade 5/7/15 after being DFA by LA Angels 5/4/15.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 11/29/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses. Acquired by LA Angels off waivers 12/9/14 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 12/5/14.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/13 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 7/31/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.429M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from NY Mets 7/30/07.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2005 (5-149) (UCF). $0.175M signing bonus.

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who did the Backup Catcher Society of America elect as this year's members?
(carlosrubi from México)
I'm beginning to wonder whether the only thing to be done about Drew Butera's presence on the Twins' roster is to nuke him from orbit--it's the only way to be sure. Otherwise, he must have been a fast-track inductee in International Brotherhood of Backup Backstops. (Christina Kahrl)


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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 2394 -.002 1.8 56 .000 -.003 0.2 2.0 0.9
2006 afx .000 0.0 3244 .001 -0.7 84 -.112 -.002 6.0 4.3 11.2
2007 aax .000 0.0 1975 .000 0.1 34 -.007 -.004 0.3 0.8 2.3
2007 afa .000 0.0 2337 -.003 1.9 50 .050 -.002 -1.4 -0.2 1.3
2008 aax .000 0.0 3987 -.001 1.1 44 -.050 -.017 2.5 2.9 3.0
2009 aaa .004 4.3 4074 .000 -0.5 84 -.079 .000 4.2 11.2 9.8
2010 mlb .005 1.9 1788 .002 -1.0 34 -.058 .001 1.3 2.3 2.3
2011 mlb -.007 -4.9 3332 .001 -1.2 64 .000 -.004 0.2 -5.8 -5.1
2012 aaa -.002 -0.3 600 -.001 0.2 8 -.027 -.004 0.2 -0.2 0.3
2012 mlb -.010 -2.8 1346 .004 -1.4 26 .003 .000 -0.1 -4.8 -3.5
2013 aaa .000 0.0 1735 -.001 0.5 21 -.070 -.001 0.9 4.0 1.0
2013 mlb -.013 -0.3 72 -.010 0.2 0 .000 -.001 0.0 1.3 -0.2
2014 mlb .015 6.2 2258 .001 -0.7 31 -.021 .002 0.4 6.4 6.6
2015 mlb -.008 -2.4 1473 .000 0.1 20 -.016 -.002 0.2 -1.8 -1.6
2016 mlb .005 1.8 1701 .001 -0.4 17 .012 .004 -0.1 1.0 0.4
2017 mlb -.008 -4.2 2336 -.003 2.0 31 .007 -.005 -0.2 -3.0 -3.5
2018 mlb -.015 -7.1 2231 .000 -0.1 26 .015 .000 -0.3 -7.7 -7.0
2019 mlb -.010 -1.3 566 -.008 1.2 5 -.011 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.2
2019 aaa -.009 -7.5 372 .001 -0.2 47 -.013 .000 0.4 -7.5 -5.7

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