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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date4-9-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age37 years, 0 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.22014
1.52015
0.12016
-0.22017
-0.12018
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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
2008 LAN 27 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
2009 LAN 28 8 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .068 -1.6 0.6 -0.1
2010 LAN 29 44 128 108 6 30 5 0 0 35 14 18 1 1 4 16 0 0 .278 .363 .324 .267 4.8 -6.6 -0.2
2011 LAN 30 31 103 85 8 23 1 1 2 32 14 16 3 0 1 11 0 1 .271 .392 .376 .290 6.5 -5.2 0.1
2012 LAN 31 133 505 423 44 114 20 1 13 175 65 107 7 4 6 52 0 0 .270 .373 .414 .288 33.5 -8.6 2.6
2013 LAN 32 115 448 390 43 93 17 1 10 142 45 78 3 6 4 52 0 2 .238 .318 .364 .265 20.5 -2.0 2.0
2014 LAN 33 93 347 283 21 54 9 0 3 72 53 57 4 4 25 0 0 .191 .323 .254 .227 -0.5 -10.4 -1.2
2015 LAN 34 63 217 181 24 43 9 0 7 73 32 38 1 0 3 21 0 0 .238 .355 .403 .293 13.6 0.1 1.5
2016 LAN 35 53 161 139 8 27 5 0 1 35 16 24 2 1 3 13 1 1 .194 .285 .252 .202 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2016 PHI 35 11 35 32 3 10 3 0 1 16 3 7 0 0 0 9 1 0 .312 .371 .500 .328 3.1 -0.4 0.3
2017 MIA 36 51 163 143 17 30 5 0 6 53 12 29 6 0 2 14 0 0 .210 .298 .371 .237 1.9 -4.0 -0.2
2018 SDN 37 6 20 16 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .316 .188 .224 0.0 -0.4 -0.0
Career612214018131764287434363725638328162421424.236.337.351.26178.6-36.24.5

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 SGA A 3 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 40 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 57 206 .271 .269 .331 .382 .257 .284 96 0.2 0.5 0.3 -0.0 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2006 JAX AA 81 314 .267 .257 .327 .377 .254 .312 100 1.7 6.0 3.7 3.0 -0.4 10.9 1.5 10.9 1.5
2007 JAX AA 109 430 .284 .262 .336 .391 .267 .304 91 11 12.5 7.3 0.5 -0.7 30.0 3.1 30.0 3.1
2008 LAN MLB 4 3 -.005 .221 .293 .316 .218 .000 95 -0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 LVG AAA 84 337 .282 .283 .352 .451 .263 .368 120 8.3 10.2 6.1 4.2 -2.6 22.0 2.5 22.0 2.5
2009 LAN MLB 8 10 .068 .259 .344 .384 .258 .111 88 -2.1 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.0 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2009 ABQ AAA 90 360 .283 .272 .338 .411 .276 .366 103 8.8 10.4 5.9 -0.7 -0.3 24.8 2.4 24.8 2.4
2010 LAN MLB 44 128 .267 .255 .326 .403 .264 .330 89 0.9 3.5 2.1 -6.6 -1.8 4.8 -0.2 4.8 -0.2
2010 ABQ AAA 18 76 .248 .268 .337 .414 .258 .320 131 -1 2.3 1.4 -0.6 -0.6 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2011 LAN MLB 31 103 .290 .261 .324 .404 .267 .313 91 3.1 2.8 1.7 -5.2 -1.0 6.5 0.1 6.5 0.1
2011 ABQ AAA 59 248 .297 .281 .352 .436 .266 .338 116 10.7 7.7 4.2 -7.4 -1.0 21.5 1.3 21.5 1.3
2012 LAN MLB 133 505 .288 .254 .314 .402 .259 .329 93 14.2 13.8 8.4 -8.6 -2.9 33.5 2.6 33.5 2.6
2013 LAN MLB 115 448 .265 .254 .313 .397 .258 .269 99 2.2 11.8 7.1 -2.0 -0.6 20.5 2.0 20.5 2.0
2013 RCU A+ 2 7 -.019 .259 .305 .432 .260 .000 88 -2.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2014 LAN MLB 93 347 .227 .256 .312 .397 .262 .225 97 -10.8 8.9 5.4 -10.4 -4.1 -0.5 -1.2 -0.5 -1.2
2014 ABQ AAA 2 6 .405 .279 .379 .487 .292 .333 103 1 0.2 0.1 -0.0 -0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2015 LAN MLB 63 217 .293 .262 .322 .416 .270 .265 95 6.9 5.9 3.5 0.1 -2.7 13.6 1.5 13.6 1.5
2016 LAN MLB 53 161 .202 .258 .321 .420 .267 .226 91 -9.5 4.6 2.6 0.8 -0.1 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2016 PHI MLB 11 35 .328 .253 .319 .407 .270 .375 87 2.4 1.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.9 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2017 MIA MLB 51 163 .237 .258 .328 .432 .271 .222 93 -4 4.8 2.7 -4.0 -1.6 1.9 -0.2 1.9 -0.2
2018 SDN MLB 6 20 .224 .190 .263 .327 .218 .300 89 -0.8 0.6 0.4 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0

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 SGA A 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .143 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 141 15 25 4 0 2 22 24 20 1 0 .219 .357 .307 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 VRO A+ 206 27 45 8 0 3 22 22 26 1 3 .256 .356 .352 .097 .271 1.1 -0.0 0.1
2006 JAX AA 314 34 63 9 1 0 21 53 53 2 0 .250 .383 .294 .044 .267 10.9 3.0 1.5
2007 JAX AA 430 59 96 22 2 8 57 60 61 1 4 .269 .385 .409 .140 .284 30.0 0.5 3.1
2008 LAN MLB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.005 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
2008 LVG AAA 337 44 88 17 4 4 59 50 44 0 2 .321 .437 .456 .135 .282 22.0 4.2 2.5
2009 LAN MLB 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .000 .068 -1.6 0.6 -0.1
2009 ABQ AAA 360 48 89 13 2 0 39 64 44 2 2 .314 .441 .375 .060 .283 24.8 -0.7 2.4
2010 LAN MLB 128 6 30 5 0 0 16 14 18 0 0 .278 .363 .324 .046 .267 4.8 -6.6 -0.2
2010 ABQ AAA 76 11 16 5 1 0 7 13 12 1 0 .262 .395 .377 .115 .248 2.1 -0.6 0.1
2011 LAN MLB 103 8 23 1 1 2 11 14 16 0 1 .271 .392 .376 .106 .290 6.5 -5.2 0.1
2011 ABQ AAA 248 36 56 15 0 2 28 50 23 0 1 .304 .467 .418 .114 .297 21.5 -7.4 1.3
2012 LAN MLB 505 44 114 20 1 13 52 65 107 0 0 .270 .373 .414 .144 .288 33.5 -8.6 2.6
2013 LAN MLB 448 43 93 17 1 10 52 45 78 0 2 .238 .318 .364 .126 .265 20.5 -2.0 2.0
2013 RCU A+ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.019 -2.1 0.0 -0.2
2014 ABQ AAA 6 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 .400 .500 1.000 .600 .405 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2014 LAN MLB 347 21 54 9 0 3 25 53 57 0 0 .191 .323 .254 .064 .227 -0.5 -10.4 -1.2
2015 LAN MLB 217 24 43 9 0 7 21 32 38 0 0 .238 .355 .403 .166 .293 13.6 0.1 1.5
2016 LAN MLB 161 8 27 5 0 1 13 16 24 1 1 .194 .285 .252 .058 .202 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2016 PHI MLB 35 3 10 3 0 1 9 3 7 1 0 .312 .371 .500 .188 .328 3.1 -0.4 0.3
2017 MIA MLB 163 17 30 5 0 6 14 12 29 0 0 .210 .298 .371 .161 .237 1.9 -4.0 -0.2
2018 SDN MLB 20 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 .188 .316 .188 .000 .224 0.0 -0.4 -0.0

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 17 0.4118 0.2941 0.8000 0.2857 0.3000 1.0000 0.6667 0.2000 9 0.002094
2009 40 0.5250 0.3750 0.8667 0.4286 0.3158 0.7778 1.0000 0.1333 24 0.000715
2010 498 0.5141 0.3614 0.8611 0.4922 0.2231 0.9286 0.7037 0.1389 265 0.006792
2011 464 0.5086 0.3578 0.8434 0.5127 0.1974 0.9008 0.6889 0.1566 251 0.003585
2012 2206 0.5218 0.3667 0.8072 0.5048 0.2161 0.8657 0.6579 0.1928 1189 0.004701
2013 1951 0.5407 0.3706 0.8354 0.5137 0.2020 0.8819 0.6961 0.1646 1049 -0.004852
2014 1403 0.5381 0.3699 0.8285 0.5272 0.1867 0.8794 0.6612 0.1715 759 -0.006920
2015 924 0.5292 0.3517 0.8308 0.5256 0.1563 0.8677 0.6912 0.1692 533 -0.004849
2016 771 0.5201 0.3774 0.8694 0.5661 0.1730 0.9251 0.6719 0.1306 0 0.000000
2017 635 0.5575 0.4142 0.8099 0.5650 0.2242 0.8650 0.6349 0.1901 0 0.000000
2018 84 0.6190 0.4286 0.7778 0.6154 0.1250 0.8125 0.5000 0.2222 0 0.000000
Career89930.53120.37050.82940.52190.19840.88130.67390.1706720.1656-0.0009

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
2014-08-02 2014-08-04 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2014-05-25 2014-06-13 15-DL 19 18 Right Ankle Sprain -
2014-04-06 2014-05-14 15-DL 38 34 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus - -
2014-02-27 2014-02-28 Camp 1 0 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2013-05-30 2013-06-14 15-DL 15 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-10-05 2012-10-05 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-10-05 -
2012-07-19 2012-07-22 DTD 3 2 Left Knee Soreness - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-07 DTD 3 2 Left Elbow Contusion - -
2003-04-12 2003-09-05 Minors 146 0 Left Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SDN $1,250,000
2017 MIA $2,500,000
2016 LAN $4,500,000
2015 LAN $4,250,000
2014 LAN $3,550,000
2013 LAN $2,000,000
2012 LAN $490,000
2011 LAN $421,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$17,711,000
2018Current$1,250,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$18,961,000
8 yrTotal$18,961,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 151 dACES1 year/$1.25M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2018). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/14/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $1.25M in majors). Contract selected by San Diego 3/28/18.
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2017). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/7/16.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 8/25/16.
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2015). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/13/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.55M (2014). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/1/14 (avoided arbitration, $4.6M-$3M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 110, 115 starts and 450 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$2M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.421M (2011). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 9/3/08.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2003 (18-541) (Austin Peay).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .232 .345 .355 .273
11 vs R (Multi) .219 .314 .316 .238
18 Split (Multi) -.013 -.031 -.039 -.035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .224 .297 .269 .220
31 vs R (2016) .212 .303 .317 .227
38 Split (2016) -.012 .005 .049 .008
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to the chat room! Got any idea why the Cardinals found it necessary to defenestrate George Kottaras so quickly as Yadier Molina stand-in? Is he THAT bad at catcher defense? Supporting evidence?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Yeah, he is. In 2013 he put up -33 runs per 7000 pitches. That's really bad. Worse than Salty, and worse than A.J. Ellis (who admits he's a terrible framer). (Noah Woodward)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)He's got a career .882 ops in the minors and as a SS. He doesn't seem to get a lot of love but plate discipline always translates so well(the reason AJ Ellis has been immediately succesful imo) and he's got tons of it.
(Derek from LA)
I'm lost. Who does?

A.J. Ellis is fun. Pretend for a second that small samples and arbitrary endpoints/playing time thresholds aren't things, because I want to mention this stat and don't want you to make fun of me: Ellis has the second-highest OBP (.383) among catchers since 2008, min. 300 PA. (Ben Lindbergh)


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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 0.0 510 -.001 0.1 17 -.010 .000 0.1 0.2 -0.0
2006 aax 0 .000 0.0 2352 -.000 0.0 44 .008 -.001 -0.1 -0.1 3.0
2007 aax 0 .000 0.0 4720 -.000 0.4 102 .006 -.004 -0.0 0.4 0.5
2008 aaa 6221 .001 1.1 3719 -.001 1.1 62 -.056 -.004 2.5 4.7 4.2
2008 mlb 53 -.011 -0.1 40 -.008 0.1 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 mlb 223 .012 0.4 140 -.005 0.2 0 .000 -.003 0.0 0.6 0.6
2009 aaa 6864 -.003 -2.9 3903 -.000 0.0 61 -.023 .000 0.9 -1.9 -0.7
2010 mlb 2361 -.019 -6.4 1549 -.000 0.1 33 .000 -.001 -0.0 -6.3 -6.6
2010 aaa 1386 -.005 -1.2 802 -.000 0.0 13 -.012 .001 0.1 -1.1 -0.6
2011 aaa 4449 -.007 -4.9 2580 .000 -0.2 46 .025 .001 -0.8 -5.8 -7.4
2011 mlb 1699 -.019 -4.4 976 .002 -0.7 14 -.000 -.003 0.1 -5.0 -5.2
2012 mlb 8409 -.011 -12.5 5278 -.000 0.3 98 -.053 -.000 3.2 -9.0 -8.6
2013 mlb 6942 .000 0.0 4405 .002 -2.0 57 -.060 -.000 1.9 -0.1 -2.0
2014 mlb 5325 -.011 -7.7 3288 .001 -0.9 57 .025 .004 -0.8 -9.4 -10.4
2015 mlb 3213 -.009 -3.9 2071 -.000 0.0 36 -.050 -.002 1.0 -2.9 0.1
2016 mlb 3247 .000 0.1 2096 .002 -0.9 37 .013 -.001 -0.3 -1.1 0.4
2017 mlb 2336 -.012 -4.1 1563 .000 -0.0 13 .005 -.005 0.0 -4.2 -4.0
2018 mlb 359 -.008 -0.5 223 .000 0.0 4 .000 .001 0.0 -0.5 -0.4

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