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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date12-27-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight230 lbs
Age36 years, 6 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82015
0.12016
1.32017
0.32018
0.32019
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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
2009 CLE 26 45 130 16 2 0 3 17 36 0 1 1 .144 .256 .243 70 -4.4 -0.3 -1.2 -0.3
2010 CLE 27 28 67 11 5 0 1 8 22 0 0 0 .190 .288 .328 60 -3.0 -0.4 0.7 0.0
2011 SEA 28 24 70 12 1 0 1 10 13 0 0 1 .203 .314 .271 86 -1.0 0.3 0.7 0.3
2012 TBA 29 42 109 26 4 0 1 8 24 0 0 0 .260 .315 .330 82 -2.2 -1.4 0.8 0.2
2013 TBA 30 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 91 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2014 CLE 31 8 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 80 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2014 TEX 31 33 118 28 10 0 0 11 26 0 0 1 .262 .331 .355 78 -2.8 0.0 1.8 0.4
2015 TEX 32 36 113 25 6 1 5 10 19 1 2 0 .255 .330 .490 110 1.8 0.1 0.9 0.8
2016 CLE 33 67 155 30 4 0 4 10 41 1 0 0 .216 .272 .331 73 -4.7 -1.0 -0.7 0.1
2017 MIN 34 74 225 41 9 0 7 33 60 4 1 0 .220 .350 .382 93 -1.2 -1.4 5.1 1.3
2018 CHN 35 12 32 4 0 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 .143 .219 .143 80 -0.7 -0.3 1.6 0.2
2018 MIN 35 13 34 8 1 0 2 3 9 1 0 0 .276 .353 .517 83 -0.6 -0.2 0.3 0.1
Career386106720243124115261753.218.307.34483-19.2-5.39.72.9

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2004 MHV A- NYP 71 316 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 LKC A SAL 112 463 .263 .336 .393 .272 103 2.6 6.4 -1.1 100 0 0.1 -0.7 1.0 0.6
2006 LKC A SAL 91 394 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 KIN A+ CRL 83 332 .262 .347 .395 .286 101 25.2 10.4 1.2 147 0 1.9 -5.1 18.7 2.6
2007 AKR AA EAS 30 123 .265 .338 .412 .250 104 -2.1 3.6 0.6 79 0 -0.3 -0.2 -2.5 0.1
2008 AKR AA EAS 55 233 .268 .343 .410 .388 103 26 6.9 3.4 190 0 1.2 1.1 21.0 3.4
2008 BUF AAA INT 54 229 .256 .326 .394 .370 90 -0.5 7.0 3.9 93 0 24.7 0.0 -4.8 3.0
2009 CLE MLB AL 45 130 .260 .331 .420 .178 101 -10.7 3.7 -1 70 10 -1.2 -0.3 -4.4 -0.3
2009 COH AAA INT 39 157 .252 .321 .378 .283 115 -3.1 4.5 1 94 0 -0.2 -1.5 -0.7 0.3
2010 CLE MLB AL 28 67 .262 .320 .409 .286 107 -3 1.8 1.1 60 14 0.7 -0.4 -3.0 0.0
2010 COH AAA INT 55 219 .263 .336 .409 .298 109 -0.2 6.7 -0.4 108 0 1.0 -1.4 2.2 0.8
2011 SEA MLB AL 24 70 .265 .326 .414 .239 94 -1.8 1.9 0.8 86 12 0.7 0.3 -1.0 0.3
2011 TAC AAA PCL 13 56 .284 .354 .438 .343 117 -1.8 1.7 0.6 89 0 0.8 -0.3 -0.6 0.2
2012 TBA MLB AL 42 109 .252 .318 .419 .333 98 -3.6 3.0 1.8 82 13 0.8 -1.4 -2.2 0.2
2012 DUR AAA INT 71 301 .264 .331 .396 .359 103 9.1 8.9 2.5 138 0 -1.5 0.6 12.4 2.3
2013 TBA MLB AL 4 4 .290 .352 .428 .500 90 0.3 0.1 0 91 5 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -0.1
2013 DUR AAA INT 95 375 .258 .329 .390 .270 108 -9.1 10.8 1.6 91 0 -1.6 -1.6 -8.4 0.1
2014 CLE MLB AL 8 10 .275 .314 .415 .000 103 -1.8 0.3 -0.1 80 12 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2014 TEX MLB AL 33 118 .256 .309 .391 .346 101 -1.2 3.0 1.4 78 12 1.8 0.0 -2.8 0.4
2014 ROU AAA PCL 39 156 .268 .331 .414 .317 97 6.2 4.7 0 113 0 -1.7 0.0 1.4 0.4
2015 TEX MLB AL 36 113 .254 .318 .415 .270 109 1.6 3.0 1.9 110 14 0.9 0.1 1.8 0.8
2015 ROU AAA PCL 69 277 .263 .328 .395 .298 97 -2 7.7 -0.5 75 0 -0.4 -2.3 -11.7 -0.7
2016 CLE MLB AL 67 155 .266 .329 .437 .274 112 -8.5 4.4 2.7 73 12 -0.7 -1.0 -4.7 0.1
2016 FRI AA TEX 7 29 .272 .321 .402 .313 104 -0.3 0.8 0.2 82 0 0.1 -0.3 -1.1 0.0
2017 MIN MLB AL 74 225 .261 .333 .437 .286 110 -2.3 6.6 3.4 93 10 5.1 -1.4 -1.2 1.3
2018 CHN MLB NL 12 32 .238 .304 .392 .182 97 -2.5 0.9 0.6 80 9 1.6 -0.3 -0.7 0.2
2018 MIN MLB AL 13 34 .249 .325 .415 .316 103 1 0.9 0.5 83 8 0.3 -0.2 -0.6 0.1
2018 IOW AAA PCL 68 227 .262 .332 .389 .289 90 -8.3 6.7 1.5 62 0 -4.8 -2.5 -9.3 -0.9

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
2004 MHV A- NYP 316 260 40 78 23 3 10 137 38 30 62 2 2 .300 .419 .527 .227 1 1
2005 LKC A SAL 463 384 54 90 24 1 13 155 66 48 90 4 3 .234 .355 .404 .169 2 2
2006 LKC A SAL 394 329 55 84 25 1 11 144 40 33 72 6 8 .255 .368 .438 .182 1 1
2007 AKR AA EAS 123 113 20 25 6 0 6 49 12 9 31 1 0 .221 .285 .434 .212 0 0
2007 KIN A+ CRL 332 269 56 76 14 1 20 152 54 50 55 3 2 .283 .407 .565 .283 2 2
2008 AKR AA EAS 233 177 46 60 15 1 6 95 26 52 33 0 1 .339 .489 .537 .198 1 1
2008 BUF AAA INT 229 195 23 53 9 1 3 73 19 23 60 2 1 .272 .356 .374 .103 3 3
2009 CLE MLB AL 130 111 12 16 2 0 3 27 7 17 36 1 1 .144 .256 .243 .099 1 1
2009 COH AAA INT 157 136 20 32 8 0 6 58 15 15 40 0 0 .235 .321 .426 .191 2 2
2010 CLE MLB AL 67 58 6 11 5 0 1 19 8 8 22 0 0 .190 .288 .328 .138 0 1
2010 COH AAA INT 219 196 32 54 10 0 9 91 32 20 38 1 1 .276 .339 .464 .189 2 2
2011 TAC AAA PCL 56 49 8 13 1 0 1 17 4 7 13 0 1 .265 .357 .347 .082 0 0
2011 SEA MLB AL 70 59 6 12 1 0 1 16 6 10 13 0 1 .203 .314 .271 .068 1 0
2012 DUR AAA INT 301 261 39 81 15 0 10 126 49 33 57 0 3 .310 .389 .483 .172 4 0
2012 TBA MLB AL 109 100 10 26 4 0 1 33 9 8 24 0 0 .260 .315 .330 .070 0 1
2013 TBA MLB AL 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .333 0 0
2013 DUR AAA INT 375 308 43 69 16 0 3 94 22 57 63 1 1 .224 .350 .305 .081 2 4
2014 CLE MLB AL 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 0
2014 TEX MLB AL 118 107 13 28 10 0 0 38 11 11 26 0 1 .262 .331 .355 .093 0
2014 ROU AAA PCL 156 134 18 38 4 2 6 64 22 19 30 0 1 .284 .365 .478 .194 3
2015 TEX MLB AL 113 98 19 25 6 1 5 48 14 10 19 2 0 .255 .330 .490 .235 0 4
2015 ROU AAA PCL 277 247 28 60 10 0 6 88 33 24 62 2 0 .243 .315 .356 .113 2 1
2016 FRI AA TEX 29 25 3 6 0 0 1 9 4 3 8 0 0 .240 .345 .360 .120 0 0
2016 CLE MLB AL 155 139 17 30 4 0 4 46 11 10 41 0 0 .216 .272 .331 .115 1 4
2017 MIN MLB AL 225 186 28 41 9 0 7 71 16 33 60 1 0 .220 .350 .382 .161 0 2
2018 IOW AAA PCL 227 201 15 41 12 1 2 61 18 20 67 1 1 .204 .282 .303 .100 3 0
2018 MIN MLB AL 34 29 6 8 1 0 2 15 6 3 9 0 0 .276 .353 .517 .241 1 0
2018 CHN MLB NL 32 28 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 7 1 0 .143 .219 .143 .000 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 549 0.5191 0.4171 0.6987 0.5895 0.2311 0.7857 0.4590 0.3013 0.0076
2010 271 0.5240 0.4760 0.6512 0.6268 0.3101 0.7528 0.4250 0.3488 -0.0040
2011 283 0.5371 0.4488 0.7953 0.6513 0.2137 0.8889 0.4643 0.2047 -0.0045
2012 432 0.4907 0.3935 0.6765 0.5708 0.2227 0.7686 0.4490 0.3235 0.0028
2013 18 0.4444 0.3333 0.6667 0.5000 0.2000 1.0000 0.0000 0.3333 -0.0015
2014 507 0.4753 0.4241 0.7907 0.5560 0.3045 0.8507 0.6914 0.2093 0.0020
2015 434 0.5161 0.3894 0.8047 0.5313 0.2381 0.8908 0.6000 0.1953 -0.0025
2016 581 0.5060 0.4613 0.7388 0.6088 0.3101 0.8324 0.5506 0.2612 0.0000
2017 941 0.4942 0.4145 0.7154 0.6086 0.2248 0.7951 0.5047 0.2846 0.0000
2018 276 0.5326 0.4855 0.7687 0.6871 0.2558 0.8812 0.4242 0.2313 0.0000
Career42920.50560.42800.73490.59690.25420.82240.51620.26510.0007

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
2013-05-28 2013-06-16 Minors 19 0 Left Hand Sprain -
2012-04-08 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2011-06-29 2011-09-01 60-DL 64 55 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-05-06 2006-06-08 Minors 33 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 MIN $
2017 MIN $950,000
2016 TEX $975,000
2015 TEX $
2014 TEX $510,000
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,435,000
5 yrTotal$2,435,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 63 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/22/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.275M in majors. Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/26/18. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/4/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/18. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/30/18. Contract selected by Minnesota 9/1/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/19/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 4/2/17. Elected free agency 11/6/17.
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Cleveland in trade 5/3/16 after being DFA by Texas 5/3/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/18/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/21/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 7/31/15.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Signed by Oakland 3/14. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Oakland 3/28/14. DFA by Texas 4/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/14 (refused assignment). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 4/9/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 5/20/14. DFA by Texas 8/7/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/14. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Texas 8/23/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Tampa Bay 12/20/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/11. DFA by Seattle 2/6/12. Elected free agency 2/14/12. Signed by Tampa Bay 2/16/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 4/15/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 4/8/11. Non-tendered by Seattle 12/12/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 2/24/10. Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/10/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 10/29/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2004 (19-557) (University of Nevada).

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
90o 381 43 85 18 2 10 42 39 99 2 1 .257 .342 .414 98 15.8 C -1, 1B 0 1.6
80o 362 39 77 16 2 9 39 36 96 2 0 .244 .329 .392 91 10.5 C -1, 1B 0 1.1
70o 348 37 70 15 1 8 36 33 94 1 0 .229 .310 .363 85 7.0 C -1, 1B 0 0.7
60o 336 34 66 14 1 8 34 31 92 1 0 .223 .303 .358 80 4.2 C -1, 1B 0 0.4
50o 325 32 61 13 1 7 32 29 90 1 0 .213 .292 .338 76 1.7 C -1, 1B 0 0.1
40o 314 30 59 13 1 7 30 27 88 1 0 .212 .289 .342 71 -0.6 C -1, 1B 0 -0.1
30o 302 28 54 12 1 6 28 25 86 1 0 .201 .274 .320 67 -2.9 C -1, 1B 0 -0.4
20o 288 26 50 11 1 6 26 23 83 1 0 .194 .266 .314 61 -5.4 C -1, 1B 0 -0.6
10o 269 23 43 9 1 5 23 20 79 1 0 .178 .247 .285 54 -8.4 C -1, 1B 0 -0.9
Weighted Mean3293363141733309110.217.298.345772.5C -1, 1B 00.2

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you concoct an explanation of why it makes sense to use a combination of an injured Trevor Crowe, a talent-limited Chris Gimenez, and adorable-but-miniscule Jamey Carroll in corner outfield slots while Matt LaPorta (and others) wander around in the wilds of Columbus? My best shots involve YouTube threats and heavy metal ingestion.
(buffum from Austin TX)
If this were the NFL, I'd say "improving your draft position". LaPorta didn't say that Shapiro "dresses like a pimp" or anything like that, did he? Otherwise, I can't explain it. LaPorta's continued presence in AAA ranks with casting Michael Caine in "Blame It On Rio" on the misallocation of resources scale. (Ken Funck)


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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
2006 afx .000 0.0 1057 -.002 0.5 23 .076 -.013 -1.0 -0.8 0.0
2007 aax .000 0.0 501 .000 -0.1 8 .018 -.001 -0.1 0.2 -0.3
2007 afa .000 0.0 1813 .000 -0.1 37 .020 -.005 -0.2 -0.4 1.9
2008 aaa .021 11.6 2019 .000 0.0 31 .000 -.002 0.1 11.0 24.7
2008 aax .000 0.0 2095 -.001 0.5 29 .024 -.005 -0.3 -0.3 1.2
2009 mlb .013 0.9 246 -.005 0.3 4 .000 .001 0.0 1.2 -1.2
2009 aaa .001 0.2 984 .001 -0.1 16 .024 .000 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2
2010 aaa .007 1.3 676 .000 0.0 12 .002 -.001 0.0 1.6 1.0
2010 mlb .006 1.1 897 .002 -0.5 28 -.017 .002 0.3 1.2 0.7
2011 aaa .009 1.0 435 .000 0.0 4 -.005 .000 0.0 1.0 0.8
2011 mlb .009 1.4 686 .000 0.1 17 .000 .003 0.0 1.5 0.7
2012 aaa -.002 -1.1 2365 -.001 0.9 53 .001 .001 0.0 -0.5 -1.5
2012 mlb .003 0.8 1328 -.002 0.6 24 .038 .000 -0.5 1.1 0.8
2013 mlb .006 0.0 4 -.004 0.0 0 .000 .002 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 aaa .002 1.2 2093 .001 -0.7 37 .027 -.001 -0.6 -0.4 -1.6
2014 mlb .016 3.3 1032 .004 -1.1 10 .023 .001 -0.1 2.6 1.5
2014 aaa -.010 -2.0 814 .000 0.0 23 -.069 .000 1.1 -0.7 -1.7
2015 mlb .006 1.6 1289 .001 -0.4 17 .062 .003 -0.6 1.8 0.9
2015 aaa .001 0.4 1136 .000 0.1 23 -.004 -.001 0.1 1.8 -0.4
2016 mlb -.003 -1.3 1761 -.001 0.3 19 .015 .000 -0.2 -0.7 -0.7
2016 aax .003 0.1 0 .000 0.0 5 .013 .005 0.0 0.8 0.1
2017 mlb .009 5.3 2399 .000 0.2 37 -.025 .003 0.6 6.1 5.1
2018 aaa -.005 -2.4 987 .001 -0.3 49 .047 .013 -1.4 -4.0 -4.8
2018 mlb .012 1.8 748 -.002 0.5 11 -.007 .002 0.1 2.8 1.9

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