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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 464 .205 .250 .359 69 -2.0
Birth Date2-13-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 0 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
2009 FLO 25 14 12 3 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 .273 .333 .636 82 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0
2010 FLO 26 26 83 16 6 1 2 6 26 0 0 0 .208 .265 .390 69 -2.9 -0.8 -4.5 -0.5
2011 FLO 27 64 144 30 9 0 5 11 39 0 0 0 .231 .291 .415 83 -2.7 -0.5 -6.7 -0.4
2012 MIA 28 39 118 23 6 0 0 4 49 0 1 0 .202 .229 .254 38 -8.3 0.0 -1.5 -0.5
2013 KCA 29 5 18 5 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .278 .278 .611 98 0.0 0.1 -1.0 0.0
2014 KCA 30 27 53 7 1 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 .135 .151 .212 67 -1.9 -0.6 -6.1 -0.7
2015 CLE 31 14 36 5 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 .156 .229 .438 95 -0.1 0.3 -1.4 0.0
Career189464892611325140110.205.250.35969-16.1-1.1-21.4-2.0

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
2005 JAM A- NYP 36 131 .257 .328 .368 .284 107 0.8 3.3 1.9 79 0 -0.9 -1.4 -2.4 0.0
2006 GRB A SAL 82 316 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 JUP A+ FSL 17 75 .268 .337 .399 .389 101 3.9 2.3 1.2 141 0 1.0 0.2 3.5 0.8
2007 CAR AA SOU 74 295 .258 .336 .397 .276 97 -13.2 8.7 5.1 60 0 -4.9 0.5 -11.0 -0.2
2008 CAR AA SOU 54 194 .268 .348 .405 .271 107 -8 5.6 3 61 0 -0.8 -0.9 -10.5 -0.4
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 37 126 .271 .340 .439 .322 121 -4.7 3.8 2.3 75 0 -11.4 1.2 -4.9 -0.9
2009 FLO MLB NL 14 12 .277 .351 .491 .333 97 0.8 0.3 0 82 16 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2009 NWO AAA PCL 90 353 .268 .339 .402 .286 86 -13.8 10.3 6.1 62 0 -7.1 0.9 -14.4 -0.4
2010 FLO MLB NL 26 83 .259 .325 .401 .286 92 -2.9 2.3 1.4 69 12 -4.5 -0.8 -2.9 -0.5
2010 JUP A+ FSL 7 27 .260 .330 .383 .214 83 2.2 0.8 0.2 100 0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1
2010 NWO AAA PCL 16 63 .284 .346 .457 .245 98 -3.7 1.9 1.2 55 0 -1.6 0.8 -3.3 -0.1
2011 FLO MLB NL 64 144 .250 .316 .386 .291 95 0.4 3.9 2.1 83 12 -6.7 -0.5 -2.7 -0.4
2012 MIA MLB NL 39 118 .248 .309 .393 .354 94 -10.6 3.2 1.9 38 10 -1.5 0.0 -8.3 -0.5
2012 NWO AAA PCL 16 63 .265 .330 .405 .419 102 4.1 1.9 1.1 136 0 -1.1 0.0 2.9 0.5
2013 KCA MLB AL 5 18 .261 .328 .407 .286 100 0.9 0.5 0.3 98 15 -1.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 78 298 .264 .335 .406 .239 92 4.1 8.6 5.1 89 0 -7.8 -1.1 -6.3 -0.2
2014 KCA MLB AL 27 53 .251 .312 .380 .154 99 -6.5 1.4 0.8 67 16 -6.1 -0.6 -1.9 -0.7
2014 OMA AAA PCL 10 44 .285 .358 .454 .400 101 1.8 1.3 0.8 105 0 -2.4 0.1 0.0 0.0
2015 CLE MLB AL 14 36 .272 .332 .444 .091 109 -0.8 1.0 0.6 95 22 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2015 COH AAA INT 51 176 .254 .319 .374 .240 105 -13.3 4.9 2.9 37 0 0.8 -0.3 -13.9 -0.6
2016 CHR AAA INT 13 48 .245 .306 .362 .400 111 0 1.3 0.7 103 0 0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.2
2016 RNO AAA PCL 18 57 .281 .344 .421 .205 108 -7.9 1.6 1 11 0 -0.4 -0.4 -6.0 -0.4
2017 ROU AAA PCL 66 234 .267 .332 .419 .285 95 -11.5 6.9 2.5 64 0 3.5 -1.4 -9.5 0.2

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 JAM A- NYP 131 117 11 28 6 1 1 39 12 12 21 3 3 .239 .315 .333 .094 0 0
2006 GRB A SAL 316 278 39 68 13 1 9 110 38 29 61 4 3 .245 .324 .396 .151 1 1
2007 CAR AA SOU 295 273 22 64 16 0 3 89 31 18 51 2 0 .234 .280 .326 .092 2 2
2007 JUP A+ FSL 75 65 10 22 3 1 1 30 11 9 10 2 3 .338 .419 .462 .123 0 0
2008 ABQ AAA PCL 126 116 21 34 3 1 5 54 17 4 23 1 1 .293 .328 .466 .172 2 2
2008 CAR AA SOU 194 181 19 42 8 0 6 68 18 10 43 1 4 .232 .275 .376 .144 1 1
2009 FLO MLB NL 12 11 5 3 1 0 1 7 2 0 4 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .364 0 0
2009 NWO AAA PCL 353 321 27 77 15 0 4 104 37 20 66 2 0 .240 .283 .324 .084 4 4
2010 NWO AAA PCL 63 59 7 13 3 0 1 19 5 2 9 0 0 .220 .258 .322 .102 0 0
2010 FLO MLB NL 83 77 6 16 6 1 2 30 6 6 26 0 0 .208 .265 .390 .182 0 0
2010 JUP A+ FSL 27 23 6 5 1 0 2 12 7 4 7 0 0 .217 .333 .522 .304 0 0
2011 FLO MLB NL 144 130 19 30 9 0 5 54 16 11 39 0 0 .231 .291 .415 .185 0 3
2012 NWO AAA PCL 63 59 9 21 4 0 3 34 8 3 13 0 0 .356 .397 .576 .220 0 0
2012 MIA MLB NL 118 114 7 23 6 0 0 29 3 4 49 1 0 .202 .229 .254 .053 0 0
2013 KCA MLB AL 18 18 2 5 3 0 1 11 2 0 3 0 0 .278 .278 .611 .333 0 0
2013 OMA AAA PCL 298 275 39 64 15 1 17 132 44 17 64 2 0 .233 .279 .480 .247 3 1
2014 KCA MLB AL 53 52 3 7 1 0 1 11 2 1 12 0 0 .135 .151 .212 .077 0
2014 OMA AAA PCL 44 42 8 13 3 0 3 25 8 2 14 1 0 .310 .341 .595 .286 0
2015 CLE MLB AL 36 32 4 5 0 0 3 14 6 3 7 0 0 .156 .229 .438 .281 0 1
2015 COH AAA INT 176 164 11 31 7 0 2 44 17 6 42 0 1 .189 .221 .268 .079 1 4
2016 RNO AAA PCL 57 56 1 9 2 0 0 11 4 1 12 0 0 .161 .175 .196 .036 0 0
2016 CHR AAA INT 48 40 9 9 5 0 1 17 2 7 19 0 0 .225 .354 .425 .200 0 0
2017 ROU AAA PCL 234 213 20 45 10 0 4 67 21 17 67 0 0 .211 .274 .315 .103 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 32 0.6563 0.5938 0.5789 0.4762 0.8182 0.9000 0.2222 0.4211 0.0000
2010 298 0.5403 0.4899 0.6507 0.5652 0.4015 0.7582 0.4727 0.3493 -0.0039
2011 569 0.4745 0.4605 0.7405 0.5444 0.3846 0.8571 0.5913 0.2595 -0.0049
2012 432 0.5208 0.4977 0.6279 0.5733 0.4155 0.7752 0.4070 0.3721 0.0020
2013 63 0.5873 0.5873 0.7838 0.7027 0.4231 0.9231 0.4545 0.2162 0.0008
2014 156 0.5962 0.5962 0.7527 0.6237 0.5556 0.8621 0.5714 0.2473 -0.0033
2015 138 0.4855 0.5652 0.7692 0.7910 0.3521 0.8491 0.6000 0.2308 -0.0002
Career16880.51780.50360.69790.58760.41830.82180.51000.3021-0.0021

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
2010-09-01 2010-10-04 DTD 33 31 Right Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2010-07-21 2010-08-05 15-DL 15 14 Left Wrist Contusion -
2007-04-06 2007-04-17 Minors 11 0 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2006-09-02 2006-09-05 Minors 3 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-06 2006-05-03 Minors 27 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Fracture -
2006-03-02 2006-04-06 Camp 35 3 Left Wrist Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TEX $
2016 ARI $
2015 CLE $
2014 KCA $630,000
2013 KCA $600,000
2012 MIA $480,000
2011 FLO $415,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,125,000
4 yrTotal$2,125,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 16 dTWC Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/10/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 10/26/15 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 6/6/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 4/14/15. DFA by Cleveland 5/24/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/15.
  • 1 year/$0.63M (2014). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/10/14 (avoided arbitration). May earn additional $20,000 in performance bonuses. DFA by Kansas City 7/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2013). Signed by Kansas City 11/20/12 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 3/29/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 8/4/13. DFA by Kansas City 8/11/13. Contract selected by Kansas City 9/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12. Claimed by Kansas City off waivers from Miami 11/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Florida 2/26/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Florida 11/20/08.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (2s-79) (Nevada). Signed 6/05, $0.45M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason Francisco Pena wouldn't be the Royals back-up catcher this year?
(hotstatrat from another world)
Brett Hayes exists? Not sure it matters much. Salvador Perez is going to catch a LOT of games. (Craig Goldstein)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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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 1695 .000 0.1 43 .000 -.003 0.1 0.2 -0.9
2006 afx .000 0.0 1082 -.001 0.3 40 -.052 .006 1.3 1.0 0.0
2007 aax .000 0.0 3156 .000 -0.4 80 .093 .010 -4.4 -6.6 -4.9
2007 afa .000 0.0 718 -.003 0.7 20 -.010 -.006 0.2 0.3 1.0
2008 aaa -.028 -11.2 1551 .000 -0.1 26 -.002 .002 0.0 -11.5 -11.4
2008 aax .000 0.0 2110 .002 -1.2 39 -.010 .010 0.2 -1.5 -0.8
2009 aaa -.006 -6.3 3816 .000 -0.2 72 -.016 .000 0.7 -6.6 -7.1
2010 afa .000 0.0 185 .000 0.0 2 -.003 -.005 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 aaa -.010 -1.9 848 .000 0.1 23 .012 .002 -0.2 -2.2 -1.6
2010 mlb -.023 -4.8 998 .001 -0.3 18 -.010 .000 0.1 -5.2 -4.5
2011 mlb -.021 -6.3 1427 .003 -1.3 21 .000 .000 0.0 -7.4 -6.7
2012 aaa -.004 -0.7 718 .001 -0.2 8 .013 -.001 -0.1 -2.3 -1.1
2012 mlb -.013 -3.9 1469 -.002 1.0 24 .011 .000 -0.2 -3.5 -1.5
2013 mlb -.022 -1.1 232 -.001 0.1 4 .000 .001 0.0 -1.2 -1.0
2013 aaa -.006 -5.8 3370 -.001 0.6 70 .041 .000 -1.8 -7.7 -7.8
2014 aaa -.021 -2.3 410 .000 0.0 8 -.019 .000 0.1 -1.3 -2.4
2014 mlb -.035 -4.9 731 .004 -0.8 7 .006 -.001 0.0 -5.1 -6.1
2015 mlb -.020 -1.7 401 -.003 0.3 9 .016 -.001 -0.1 -1.1 -1.4
2015 aaa .001 0.4 1959 .000 0.2 43 .002 -.001 -0.1 0.7 0.8
2016 aaa -.013 -3.7 0 .000 0.0 21 -.021 .000 0.3 -4.0 -0.2
2017 aaa .003 1.9 2270 .000 -0.3 33 -.020 .000 0.4 2.1 3.5

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