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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 534 .237 .288 .425 90 -0.3
Birth Date7-20-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age37 years, 0 months, 2 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
2007 CHN 24 7 15 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .143 .200 .286 69 -0.5 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2009 CHN 26 82 241 56 12 0 11 14 47 5 0 0 .259 .311 .468 100 0.6 -2.4 -0.6 0.4
2010 BAL 27 38 105 22 5 1 5 3 23 2 0 0 .220 .257 .440 82 -2.1 -1.1 -0.7 -0.2
2010 OAK 27 39 106 21 5 0 2 5 26 2 0 0 .214 .264 .327 78 -2.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1
2011 BAL 28 27 67 15 4 1 2 4 8 2 0 0 .246 .313 .443 92 -0.6 -1.5 -1.9 -0.2
Career19353411628220271061100.237.288.42590-5.2-5.5-4.6-0.3

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
2003 LNS A MDW 29 112 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 LNS A MDW 97 395 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DAY A+ FSL 83 309 .245 .304 .343 .313 108 -1 0.1 -0.1 101 0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
2006 DAY A+ FSL 66 291 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WTN AA SOU 55 204 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHN MLB NL 7 15 .276 .351 .441 .167 100 -2 0.4 -0.1 69 11 -0.8 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2007 TEN AA SOU 91 388 .259 .332 .389 .312 101 9.6 11.2 -4.1 114 0 4.0 -0.9 7.0 1.7
2007 IOW AAA PCL 25 108 .286 .351 .462 .314 112 1.2 3.1 -1.2 96 0 -0.7 1.3 0.1 0.2
2008 TEN AA SOU 105 459 .261 .339 .396 .324 113 25.6 13.2 -6.5 151 0 -3.8 -3.2 22.0 2.2
2008 IOW AAA PCL 29 120 .276 .340 .436 .250 102 -2.7 4.2 -2.5 67 0 1.3 0.9 -6.6 -0.3
2009 CHN MLB NL 82 241 .262 .330 .419 .274 100 3.2 6.9 -0.7 100 15 -0.6 -2.4 0.6 0.4
2009 IOW AAA PCL 45 194 .274 .341 .426 .431 93 36.1 5.4 -2.8 225 0 -0.8 -1.8 28.5 2.8
2010 BAL MLB AL 38 105 .255 .322 .408 .236 114 -0.6 2.9 -0.7 82 15 -0.7 -1.1 -2.1 -0.2
2010 OAK MLB AL 39 106 .264 .334 .413 .268 100 -6.5 2.9 -0.5 78 14 -0.6 -0.4 -2.6 -0.1
2011 BAL MLB AL 27 67 .266 .326 .409 .255 105 -0.4 1.8 0 92 14 -1.9 -1.5 -0.6 -0.2
2011 NOR AAA INT 68 299 .256 .324 .397 .300 92 13.8 9.3 -2.2 140 0 -4.4 -1.7 12.1 1.3
2011 EST Wnt DWL 31 131 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA EAS 17 74 .270 .329 .423 .180 105 -2.1 2.0 -1 81 0 0.4 -1.4 -1.3 -0.1
2012 IND AAA INT 42 139 .250 .319 .379 .273 97 -2.7 4.1 -1.9 97 0 -2.0 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1
2012 LEH AAA INT 9 35 .244 .312 .369 .346 99 0 1.0 -0.6 97 0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 15 38 .257 .328 .404 .217 112 -3.5 1.1 -0.1 32 0 1.5 -0.6 -2.8 -0.1
2014 REA AA EAS 78 319 .257 .317 .384 .304 106 17.2 8.8 -3.8 154 0 0.7 -0.5 14.0 2.1
2015 NHP AA EAS 29 122 .258 .315 .378 .329 100 6.8 3.3 -2.1 142 0 -0.3 0.3 2.8 0.4
2016 REA AA EAS 123 471 .258 .324 .388 .290 115 6.8 12.7 -6.2 116 0 -3.6 -3.7 0.3 -0.1

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
2003 LNS A MDW 112 100 13 26 8 0 5 49 12 8 19 0 0 .260 .333 .490 .230 0 0
2004 LNS A MDW 395 366 49 105 19 3 14 172 55 17 75 2 1 .287 .331 .470 .183 2 2
2005 DAY A+ FSL 309 270 37 76 20 0 9 123 40 26 48 5 2 .281 .361 .456 .174 1 1
2006 DAY A+ FSL 291 249 45 78 15 1 16 143 61 27 49 4 1 .313 .392 .574 .261 1 1
2006 WTN AA SOU 204 193 20 52 17 0 5 84 25 9 44 0 0 .269 .305 .435 .166 0 0
2007 IOW AAA PCL 108 99 18 28 7 0 6 53 19 5 23 2 0 .283 .343 .535 .253 0 0
2007 TEN AA SOU 388 359 60 102 23 1 18 181 60 17 72 6 2 .284 .331 .504 .220 0 0
2007 CHN MLB NL 15 14 3 2 2 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 .143 .200 .286 .143 0 0
2008 IOW AAA PCL 120 117 17 26 10 1 6 56 26 2 31 3 0 .222 .242 .479 .256 0 0
2008 TEN AA SOU 459 388 76 119 29 1 25 225 79 46 73 4 2 .307 .404 .580 .273 0 0
2009 IOW AAA PCL 194 164 44 67 14 3 17 138 53 21 31 2 1 .409 .497 .841 .433 0 0
2009 CHN MLB NL 241 216 23 56 12 0 11 101 44 14 47 0 0 .259 .311 .468 .208 6 0
2010 OAK MLB AL 106 98 11 21 5 0 2 32 12 5 26 0 0 .214 .264 .327 .112 1 0
2010 BAL MLB AL 105 100 10 22 5 1 5 44 10 3 23 0 0 .220 .257 .440 .220 0 0
2011 BAL MLB AL 67 61 8 15 4 1 2 27 6 4 8 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .197 0 0
2011 EST Wnt DWL 131 113 9 24 7 0 1 34 12 13 29 1 0 .212 .305 .301 .088 2 0
2011 NOR AAA INT 299 265 38 73 19 1 12 130 58 22 52 0 0 .275 .351 .491 .215 2 0
2012 IND AAA INT 139 123 15 29 10 0 2 45 16 13 24 0 0 .236 .309 .366 .130 2 0
2012 LEH AAA INT 35 31 3 9 4 0 0 13 4 0 6 0 0 .290 .343 .419 .129 1 0
2012 REA AA EAS 74 69 7 14 4 0 5 33 10 4 14 0 0 .203 .257 .478 .275 0 0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 38 34 2 5 2 0 0 7 2 2 11 0 0 .147 .237 .206 .059 0 0
2014 REA AA EAS 319 286 42 88 15 0 22 169 70 20 49 0 0 .308 .373 .591 .283 2
2015 NHP AA EAS 122 108 15 30 10 0 5 55 19 12 27 1 0 .278 .361 .509 .231 0 0
2016 REA AA EAS 471 425 57 112 29 0 23 210 71 38 98 0 0 .264 .329 .494 .231 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 856 0.4381 0.5584 0.6757 0.7787 0.3867 0.8219 0.4462 0.3243 0.0135
2010 709 0.4316 0.5811 0.6699 0.7451 0.4566 0.8246 0.4783 0.3301 0.0034
2011 227 0.4581 0.5727 0.7462 0.7500 0.4228 0.8333 0.6154 0.2538 -0.0037
Career17920.43810.56920.68230.76180.41890.82440.48030.31770.0073

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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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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 lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2005 afa .000 0.0 362 .000 0.0 3 .017 .000 0.0 -0.4 0.1
2006 aax .000 0.0 663 .000 -0.1 17 .020 .001 -0.2 -1.1 0.0
2006 afa .000 0.0 724 .001 -0.1 18 -.017 .001 0.2 -0.7 0.0
2007 aax .000 0.0 463 .002 -0.2 12 -.001 .011 0.0 -0.2 4.0
2009 aaa -.003 -0.1 110 .000 0.0 2 .001 .000 0.0 -0.1 -0.8
2009 mlb -.013 -0.1 30 -.005 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 -0.6
2010 mlb -.011 -1.4 564 .001 -0.1 9 -.004 -.001 0.0 -1.5 -1.3
2011 aaa -.008 -1.8 930 .000 0.1 25 .011 .002 -0.2 -1.7 -4.4
2011 mlb .002 0.1 267 .013 -1.0 4 .000 .004 0.0 -0.5 -1.9
2012 aax -.015 -0.1 38 .002 0.0 2 -.003 .001 0.0 -0.1 0.4
2012 aaa -.007 -0.1 29 .000 0.0 1 .013 .001 0.0 -0.1 -2.1
2013 aaa .003 0.1 101 .000 0.0 1 .012 .000 0.0 0.1 1.5
2014 aax -.001 0.0 48 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.7
2016 aax -.009 -0.1 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 -0.1 -3.6

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