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Jake Fox C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
14 534 .237 .288 .425 .248 -0.2
Birth Date7-20-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age35 years, 11 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2007 CHN 24 7 15 14 3 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .200 .286 .141 -1.7 -0.8 -0.2
2009 CHN 26 82 241 216 23 56 12 0 11 101 14 47 5 6 0 44 0 0 .259 .311 .468 .273 7.1 -0.6 0.7
2010 BAL 27 38 105 100 10 22 5 1 5 44 3 23 2 0 0 10 0 0 .220 .257 .440 .255 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2010 OAK 27 39 106 98 11 21 5 0 2 32 5 26 2 1 0 12 0 0 .214 .264 .327 .199 -4.5 0.3 -0.4
2011 BAL 28 27 67 61 8 15 4 1 2 27 4 8 2 0 0 6 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .254 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
Career19353448955116282202082710611707300.237.288.425.2481.2-3.1-0.2

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 LNS A 29 112 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 97 395 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 83 309 -.061 .245 .304 .343 .209 .313 108 -1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2006 DAY A+ 66 291 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA 55 204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHN MLB 7 15 .141 .276 .351 .441 .279 .167 100 -2 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2007 TEN AA 91 388 .283 .259 .332 .389 .264 .312 101 9.6 11.2 -4.1 4.3 -0.9 15.7 2.0 15.7 2.0
2007 IOW AAA 25 108 .271 .286 .351 .462 .270 .314 112 1.2 3.1 -1.2 -0.7 1.3 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2008 TEN AA 105 459 .312 .261 .339 .396 .251 .324 113 25.6 13.2 -6.5 -3.8 -3.2 29.0 2.5 29.0 2.5
2008 IOW AAA 29 120 .243 .276 .340 .436 .259 .250 102 -2.7 4.2 -2.5 1.3 0.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1
2009 CHN MLB 82 241 .273 .262 .330 .419 .263 .274 100 3.2 6.9 -0.7 -0.6 -2.4 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2009 IOW AAA 45 194 .439 .274 .341 .426 .278 .431 93 36.1 5.4 -2.8 -0.8 -1.8 37.0 3.5 37.0 3.5
2010 BAL MLB 38 105 .255 .255 .322 .408 .252 .236 114 -0.6 2.9 -0.7 -0.1 -1.1 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2010 OAK MLB 39 106 .199 .264 .334 .413 .265 .268 100 -6.5 2.9 -0.5 0.3 -0.4 -4.5 -0.4 -4.5 -0.4
2011 BAL MLB 27 67 .254 .266 .326 .409 .261 .255 105 -0.4 1.8 0 -1.9 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 68 299 .299 .256 .324 .397 .252 .300 93 13.8 9.3 -2.2 -2.5 -1.7 19.1 1.6 19.1 1.6
2011 EST Wnt 31 131 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 17 74 .232 .270 .329 .423 .266 .180 105 -2.2 2.0 -1 0.5 -1.4 -2.6 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
2012 IND AAA 42 139 .242 .250 .319 .379 .247 .273 98 -2.8 4.1 -1.9 -2.0 -0.6 -1.2 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3
2012 LEH AAA 9 35 .260 .244 .312 .369 .242 .346 99 0 1.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 RNO AAA 15 38 .175 .257 .328 .404 .260 .217 112 -3.5 1.1 -0.1 1.4 -0.6 -3.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.2
2014 REA AA 78 319 .314 .257 .317 .384 .255 .304 105 17.7 8.8 -3.8 0.8 -0.5 22.2 2.4 22.2 2.4
2015 NHP AA 29 122 .306 .258 .315 .378 .258 .329 106 5.6 3.3 -2.1 -0.3 0.3 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
2016 REA AA 123 471 .275 .258 .324 .388 .259 .290 115 7.2 12.7 -6.2 -3.6 -3.7 9.9 0.7 9.9 0.7

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 LNS A 112 13 26 8 0 5 12 8 19 0 0 .260 .333 .490 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A 395 49 105 19 3 14 55 17 75 2 1 .287 .331 .470 .183 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ 309 37 76 20 0 9 40 26 48 5 2 .281 .361 .456 .174 -.061 -0.9 0.1 -0.1
2006 WTN AA 204 20 52 17 0 5 25 9 44 0 0 .269 .305 .435 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DAY A+ 291 45 78 15 1 16 61 27 49 4 1 .313 .392 .574 .261 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHN MLB 15 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .143 .200 .286 .143 .141 -1.7 -0.8 -0.2
2007 IOW AAA 108 18 28 7 0 6 19 5 23 2 0 .283 .343 .535 .253 .271 4.4 -0.7 0.4
2007 TEN AA 388 60 102 23 1 18 60 17 72 6 2 .284 .331 .504 .220 .283 15.7 4.3 2.0
2008 IOW AAA 120 17 26 10 1 6 26 2 31 3 0 .222 .242 .479 .256 .243 -0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 TEN AA 459 76 119 29 1 25 79 46 73 4 2 .307 .404 .580 .273 .312 29.0 -3.8 2.5
2009 CHN MLB 241 23 56 12 0 11 44 14 47 0 0 .259 .311 .468 .208 .273 7.1 -0.6 0.7
2009 IOW AAA 194 44 67 14 3 17 53 21 31 2 1 .409 .497 .841 .433 .439 37.0 -0.8 3.5
2010 BAL MLB 105 10 22 5 1 5 10 3 23 0 0 .220 .257 .440 .220 .255 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2010 OAK MLB 106 11 21 5 0 2 12 5 26 0 0 .214 .264 .327 .112 .199 -4.5 0.3 -0.4
2011 BAL MLB 67 8 15 4 1 2 6 4 8 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .197 .254 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA 299 38 73 19 1 12 58 22 52 0 0 .275 .351 .491 .215 .299 19.1 -2.5 1.6
2011 EST Wnt 131 9 24 7 0 1 12 13 29 1 0 .212 .305 .301 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 74 7 14 4 0 5 10 4 14 0 0 .203 .257 .478 .275 .232 -2.6 0.5 -0.2
2012 IND AAA 139 15 29 10 0 2 16 13 24 0 0 .236 .309 .366 .130 .242 -1.2 -2.0 -0.3
2012 LEH AAA 35 3 9 4 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 .290 .343 .419 .129 .260 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2013 RNO AAA 38 2 5 2 0 0 2 2 11 0 0 .147 .237 .206 .059 .175 -3.1 1.4 -0.2
2014 REA AA 319 42 88 15 0 22 70 20 49 0 0 .308 .373 .591 .283 .314 22.2 0.8 2.4
2015 NHP AA 122 15 30 10 0 5 19 12 27 1 0 .278 .361 .509 .231 .306 7.2 -0.3 0.7
2016 REA AA 471 57 112 29 0 23 71 38 98 0 0 .264 .329 .494 .231 .275 9.9 -3.6 0.7

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
2009 856 0.4322 0.5584 0.6757 0.7676 0.3992 0.8275 0.4536 0.3243 277 0.013511
2010 709 0.4302 0.5811 0.6699 0.7410 0.4604 0.8142 0.4946 0.3301 217 0.003376
2011 227 0.4978 0.5727 0.7462 0.7522 0.3947 0.8118 0.6222 0.2538 78 -0.003680
Career17920.43970.56920.68230.75510.42280.82020.49120.3177228.0530.0073

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
2012-04-07 2012-04-21 Minors 14 13 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-05-12 2009-05-14 Minors 2 0 Lower Leg Laceration Broken Bat -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BAL $424,000
2010 OAK $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$829,000
2 yrTotal$829,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 82 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto, signed by Hanwha Eagles of Korea 5/15/15.
  • 2014. Laguna of Mexican League. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 6/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 9/14.
  • 2013. Somerset of Atlantic League. Signed by Arizona 8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/23 11 (minor-league contract). Released by Pittsburgh 6/25/12. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 8/4/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/11. DFA by Baltimore 6/1/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/10/11. Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/23/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 10/28/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/3/09. Re-signed 3/8/10. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Oakland 6/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4015M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/24/09. Recalled 5/27/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/10/09. Recalled 6/16/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/11/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 7/19/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/27/07. Recalled 8/14/07.
  • Drafted 2003 (3-73) (University of Michigan). $0.5M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-30 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason, at all, to think that Byung Ho Park might be an impact player this year? Or, is he the poster child for "spring training stats don't matter"?
(JoshuaGB from Chicago, IL)
Highly unlikely he's an impact player this year. Mostly likely outcome is that he's this year's Jake Fox. (Scooter Hotz)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jake Fox will get 300+ at bats this year or has his ship already sailed so to speak?
(kcroyalsguy from outside)
Well, it would be nicer if he got his first at-bat before we project him for 300. He might get a few at-bats around the inevitable Derrek Lee DL stint. I don't know that it would be a good thing anyway, given the 10 walks he would draw against those 300 ABs.

Sorry for the momentarily slow responses. I'll be picking up again in a moment. (Steven Goldman)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team strato keeper league - who would rather have, Ruben Tejada or Jake Fox?
(goiter6 from MN)
I wouldn't be too excited about either of those guys, but I guess I'd take Tejada for position and upside. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you're sharp with pitching mechanics, what about swing mechanics? Jake Fox's swing looks like a bad golf swing.
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Nope, it's something I'd love to learn more about. If you ever saw my swing, you'd realize there's a lot of learning left to do. (Will Carroll)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Long time, CK. Can Jake Fox fake it enough to play 3B, or he essentially the everyday DH next year?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
I'm expecting he's more a DH than a third baseman, especially now that Cust's fallen into the "Somebody Else's Problem" field. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the A's don't dump Jack Cust, where do you see Jake Fox playing in Oakland? Can he fake it at 3B or does he just embarrass himself?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
Jake Fox makes Cust look like a gold glove candidate at any position. He is, like Cust, a DH only. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on the Cubs' trade with the A's?
(db11cn from Talbott, Tennessee)
I like it for the A's. Jake Fox is the perfect DH. (John Perrotto)
2009-11-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see as potential candidates to fill the Cubs' outfield vacancy? Do see a need for a power/run-producer or speed/obp/defense type?
(Matt from Chicago)
Let's take a step back, b/c there really is no vacancy yet. The hope is still that they can trade Bradley for a decent everyday outfielder. If they can't, then maybe they go for one of the free agents -- can't you see the Cubs overpaying for Marlon Byrd? Who knows, if they have to release Bradley, maybe Jake Fox gets a shot, although that could be a disaster defensively... (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)thoughts on the future for Sam Fuld and Jake Fox?
(Flynnbot from IL)
Fuld is just a guy, a decent fourth OF. Fox is valuable, enough bat to play third or catcher, almost enough glove to do either. I'd play him nearly every day somewhere given the age, injury and performance issues at the various spots. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Fox's bat thus far has looked pretty good, but the Cubs don't seem to have any confidence with him behind the plate, and the consensus seems to be that he's not much help anywhere else on the field. Is his bat good enough for him to settle in with an AL team at DH?
(Doug from Portland, OR)
I really don't know. I mean, there's no way the guy can catch, so give up on that right now. Still, five years from now, I could see him bouncing back between AAA and the big leagues with his fourth organization, becoming a decent established DH with someone -- not huge, but somewhat productive, or winning Japanese league HR titles. All of those are legitimate scenarios. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jake Fox a better prospect than people may think?
(Rob from Dallas)
I don't necessarily think so. I think he's more likely to win a home run title in Japan three years from now than be starting in the bigs. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sense that if Derrek Lee's neck / health problems persist we may see Jake Fox in Chicago soon?
(go-dills! from Chicago)
Possibly but Lou Piniella like Hoffpauir's bat and I think he would get first crack at first. (John Perrotto)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 afa 0 .000 0.0 362 -.000 0.0 3 .017 .000 -0.0 -0.4 0.1
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 663 .000 -0.1 17 .020 .001 -0.2 -1.1 0.0
2006 afa 0 .000 0.0 724 .001 -0.1 18 -.017 .001 0.2 -0.7 0.0
2007 aax 0 .000 0.0 463 .002 -0.2 12 -.001 .011 0.0 -0.2 4.3
2009 aaa 0 .000 0.0 110 .000 -0.0 2 .001 .000 -0.0 -0.0 -0.8
2009 mlb 47 -.013 -0.1 30 -.005 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 -0.0 -0.6
2010 mlb 912 -.011 -1.4 564 .001 -0.1 9 -.004 -.001 0.0 -1.5 0.2
2011 aaa 0 .000 0.0 930 -.000 0.1 25 .011 .002 -0.2 0.1 -2.5
2011 mlb 467 .002 0.1 267 .013 -1.0 4 .000 .004 -0.0 -0.5 -1.9
2012 aax 0 .000 0.0 38 .002 -0.0 2 -.003 .001 0.0 -0.0 0.5
2012 aaa 0 .000 0.0 29 -.000 0.0 1 .013 .001 -0.0 -0.0 -2.0
2013 aaa 0 .000 0.0 101 .000 -0.0 1 .012 -.000 -0.0 -0.0 1.4
2014 aax 0 .000 0.0 48 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.8
2016 aax 81 -.009 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 -0.1 -3.6

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