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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 2456 .257 .336 .447 109 9.4
Birth Date4-13-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age35 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.82014
1.22015
1.72016
1.22017
1.12018
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 PIT 24 23 73 20 5 1 0 5 12 0 2 1 .294 .342 .397 65 -2.9 0.6 0.4 -0.1
2008 PIT 25 37 119 27 7 0 4 5 22 3 2 0 .248 .294 .422 97 0.2 -0.6 -1.4 0.0
2009 PIT 26 60 186 34 13 1 4 21 43 0 1 0 .206 .296 .370 78 -4.0 -0.1 1.6 0.0
2010 PIT 27 15 38 8 2 1 0 7 6 0 0 0 .276 .395 .414 91 -0.2 0.3 1.0 0.2
2011 PIT 28 50 105 19 2 0 1 7 21 1 0 0 .202 .260 .255 79 -2.0 -0.4 -1.4 -0.2
2012 BAL 29 28 83 18 4 0 3 8 17 0 0 1 .254 .321 .437 97 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2
2012 HOU 29 21 75 16 4 1 0 7 16 3 1 1 .254 .347 .349 98 0.2 0.1 -2.6 -0.1
2012 NYA 29 12 30 4 0 0 1 5 8 0 0 0 .160 .300 .280 100 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1
2013 BAL 30 44 138 31 7 0 4 15 25 4 1 0 .261 .362 .420 110 2.2 -0.7 -0.7 0.3
2014 BAL 31 102 383 99 26 0 21 40 76 4 5 0 .293 .373 .556 143 20.0 -2.1 10.9 3.8
2015 BAL 32 92 325 64 13 1 15 23 69 7 1 1 .218 .289 .422 105 3.4 2.0 0.1 1.2
2016 BAL 33 25 70 13 2 0 3 8 14 2 0 0 .217 .329 .400 121 2.1 1.5 -0.3 0.5
2016 TBA 33 60 232 63 11 1 10 26 40 1 0 3 .309 .388 .520 117 6.0 0.0 2.0 1.2
2017 TOR 34 92 348 79 17 1 13 27 68 5 0 0 .252 .319 .438 100 1.5 0.3 2.9 1.2
2018 BOS 35 50 165 38 8 1 7 22 27 5 0 0 .279 .394 .507 130 6.6 -1.4 -1.2 0.6
2018 TOR 35 26 86 23 6 0 4 7 14 0 0 0 .291 .349 .519 126 3.1 0.7 -0.8 0.4
Career737245655612789023347835137.257.336.44710936.70.510.89.4

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 oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 WPT A- 72 312 .253 .324 .363 .338 90 19.6 7.6 -4.8 115 1 5.3 -0.5 8.9 1.6
2006 HIC A 41 179 .270 .345 .406 .293 100 7 3.7 -2.4 135 3 6.6 0.8 4.6 1.4
2006 LYN A+ 90 377 .260 .341 .395 .292 103 9.3 9.1 -5.9 125 1 5.3 -1.2 8.6 1.6
2007 PIT MLB 23 73 .267 .331 .426 .357 100 -1 2.2 -0.8 65 29 0.4 0.6 -2.9 -0.1
2007 LYN A+ 19 85 .249 .333 .373 .294 104 15.1 2.6 -1.7 192 5 0.1 1.1 10.0 1.2
2007 ALT AA 81 335 .265 .339 .400 .359 108 23.5 9.8 -6.2 133 2 3.3 -1.1 14.7 2.1
2007 IND AAA 34 131 .263 .329 .398 .317 94 8.5 3.4 -1.9 122 2 3.1 0.9 3.6 0.9
2008 PIT MLB 37 119 .262 .330 .416 .271 97 -0.4 3.4 -1.2 97 21 -1.4 -0.6 0.2 0.0
2008 IND AAA 103 433 .263 .328 .404 .281 87 4.3 12.8 -5.9 98 1 -13.0 -1.0 -0.4 -0.7
2009 PIT MLB 60 186 .253 .323 .400 .254 97 -6.3 5.4 -3.1 78 21 1.6 -0.1 -4.0 0.0
2009 IND AAA 77 317 .260 .326 .397 .302 104 9.7 9.1 -5.8 133 2 5.0 -2.1 13.9 2.0
2010 PIT MLB 15 38 .250 .309 .401 .320 94 2.4 1.0 -0.6 91 27 1.0 0.3 -0.2 0.2
2010 BRD A+ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 IND AAA 35 158 .272 .342 .432 .394 104 10.7 4.8 -2.4 114 2 1.1 0.4 3.5 0.7
2011 PIT MLB 50 105 .257 .322 .399 .243 96 -7.2 2.8 -0.7 79 22 -1.4 -0.4 -2.0 -0.2
2011 BRD A+ 3 10 .268 .302 .441 .000 113 0.3 0.3 0 110 6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1
2011 IND AAA 7 30 .251 .318 .382 .278 110 0.3 0.9 -0.3 108 5 -0.2 -0.8 0.4 0.0
2011 PIR Rk 1 4 .280 .338 .408 1.000 126 0.7 0.1 0 114 5 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 28 83 .240 .305 .379 .283 102 1.8 2.3 -0.6 97 17 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2
2012 HOU MLB 21 75 .247 .304 .388 .327 101 -1.1 2.1 -0.9 98 22 -2.6 0.1 0.2 -0.1
2012 NYA MLB 12 30 .251 .320 .402 .188 104 -1.2 0.8 -0.5 100 20 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
2012 SWB AAA 53 227 .256 .326 .392 .336 102 19.3 6.7 -4 157 2 0.7 -0.6 17.4 2.0
2013 BAL MLB 44 138 .258 .323 .405 .300 99 5.4 3.6 -1.7 110 19 -0.7 -0.7 2.2 0.3
2013 FRD A+ 2 8 .229 .325 .356 .200 109 -0.6 0.2 -0.2 107 4 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2013 ORI Rk 2 5 .284 .354 .401 .400 98 0.1 0.2 0 132 15 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 102 383 .247 .305 .383 .322 99 30.7 9.9 -4.7 143 15 10.9 -2.1 20.0 3.8
2015 BAL MLB 92 325 .248 .310 .399 .232 109 -5.1 8.8 -3 105 15 0.1 2.0 3.4 1.2
2015 BOW AA 2 7 .248 .328 .358 .167 103 0 0.2 -0.1 102 5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 ORI Rk 2 8 .262 .335 .374 .333 87 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 97 15 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0
2016 BAL MLB 25 70 .250 .313 .413 .233 106 0.5 2.0 -0.8 121 17 -0.3 1.5 2.1 0.5
2016 TBA MLB 60 232 .256 .317 .421 .342 97 14.8 6.6 -3.1 117 19 2.0 0.0 6.0 1.2
2016 PCH A+ 2 8 .266 .360 .350 .429 105 1.8 0.2 -0.1 117 3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
2017 TOR MLB 92 348 .249 .318 .416 .281 105 -0.3 10.2 -2.7 100 20 2.9 0.3 1.5 1.2
2017 NHP AA 4 16 .256 .306 .416 .000 106 -3.4 0.4 -0.2 89 5 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2017 BUF AAA 2 8 .262 .348 .409 .400 91 0.1 0.2 -0.1 98 8 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.1
2018 BOS MLB 50 165 .246 .315 .402 .298 107 10.3 4.6 -2.7 130 15 -1.2 -1.4 6.6 0.6
2018 TOR MLB 26 86 .246 .315 .407 .311 108 3.2 2.4 -1.1 126 14 -0.8 0.7 3.1 0.4
2018 BUF AAA 4 15 .229 .304 .358 .333 93 2.6 0.4 -0.2 117 4 0.5 -0.5 0.4 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2005 WPT A- 312 272 48 82 26 0 7 129 52 35 43 2 4 .301 .385 .474 .173 0 0
2006 HIC A 179 160 35 46 13 1 12 97 38 15 32 1 3 .288 .363 .606 .319 0 0
2006 LYN A+ 377 328 48 87 27 1 14 158 60 34 65 7 5 .265 .351 .482 .216 1 1
2007 ALT AA 335 290 57 97 27 2 14 170 72 33 45 7 2 .334 .410 .586 .252 0 0
2007 LYN A+ 85 75 19 26 4 1 11 65 24 8 13 2 0 .347 .417 .867 .520 0 0
2007 IND AAA 131 122 18 39 9 1 6 68 17 6 12 5 0 .320 .366 .557 .238 0 0
2007 PIT MLB 73 68 13 20 5 1 0 27 6 5 12 2 1 .294 .342 .397 .103 0 0
2008 PIT MLB 119 109 6 27 7 0 4 46 15 5 22 2 0 .248 .294 .422 .174 2 0
2008 IND AAA 433 386 47 97 26 1 12 161 60 32 75 10 4 .251 .314 .417 .166 4 4
2009 IND AAA 317 273 37 78 18 1 13 137 54 34 46 3 7 .286 .376 .502 .216 1 1
2009 PIT MLB 186 165 19 34 13 1 4 61 16 21 43 1 0 .206 .296 .370 .164 0 0
2010 BRD A+ 8 7 2 3 2 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 .429 .500 .714 .286 0 0
2010 PIT MLB 38 29 4 8 2 1 0 12 5 7 6 0 0 .276 .395 .414 .138 2 0
2010 IND AAA 158 129 25 42 14 2 3 69 15 24 27 7 2 .326 .435 .535 .209 0 0
2011 PIT MLB 105 94 8 19 2 0 1 24 10 7 21 0 0 .202 .260 .255 .053 2 1
2011 PIR Rk 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 .667 .000 0 0
2011 BRD A+ 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .000 0 0
2011 IND AAA 30 30 5 8 2 0 3 19 6 0 9 0 0 .267 .267 .633 .367 0 0
2012 SWB AAA 227 192 37 61 15 0 11 109 30 29 33 3 1 .318 .419 .568 .250 1 0
2012 BAL MLB 83 71 8 18 4 0 3 31 14 8 17 0 1 .254 .321 .437 .183 2 2
2012 NYA MLB 30 25 6 4 0 0 1 7 4 5 8 0 0 .160 .300 .280 .120 0 0
2012 HOU MLB 75 63 2 16 4 1 0 22 8 7 16 1 1 .254 .347 .349 .095 2 0
2013 BAL MLB 138 119 14 31 7 0 4 50 13 15 25 1 0 .261 .362 .420 .160 0 0
2013 ORI Rk 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 0 0
2013 FRD A+ 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .000 0 0
2014 BAL MLB 383 338 51 99 26 0 21 188 49 40 76 5 0 .293 .373 .556 .263 1
2015 ORI Rk 8 7 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 0 0
2015 BAL MLB 325 294 42 64 13 1 15 124 40 23 69 1 1 .218 .289 .422 .204 1 0
2015 BOW AA 7 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .286 .400 .200 1 0
2016 PCH A+ 8 7 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 .429 .500 .571 .143 0 0
2016 BAL MLB 70 60 9 13 2 0 3 24 6 8 14 0 0 .217 .329 .400 .183 0 0
2016 TBA MLB 232 204 26 63 11 1 10 106 29 26 40 0 3 .309 .388 .520 .211 1 0
2017 NHP AA 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .063 .000 .000 0 0
2017 TOR MLB 348 313 38 79 17 1 13 137 37 27 68 0 0 .252 .319 .438 .185 3 0
2017 BUF AAA 8 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 0 0
2018 BUF AAA 15 11 1 4 0 0 1 7 3 3 1 0 0 .364 .533 .636 .273 0 0
2018 BOS MLB 165 136 19 38 8 1 7 69 26 22 27 0 0 .279 .394 .507 .228 2 0
2018 TOR MLB 86 79 16 23 6 0 4 41 16 7 14 0 0 .291 .349 .519 .228 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 416 0.5072 0.4375 0.7637 0.6351 0.2341 0.8433 0.5417 0.2363 0.0003
2009 777 0.5019 0.4003 0.7395 0.5538 0.2455 0.8194 0.5579 0.2605 0.0035
2010 180 0.4944 0.3556 0.8125 0.5843 0.1319 0.9038 0.4167 0.1875 0.0050
2011 416 0.5168 0.3990 0.7410 0.5442 0.2438 0.8462 0.4898 0.2590 0.0031
2012 733 0.4611 0.3970 0.7595 0.5976 0.2253 0.8614 0.5281 0.2405 0.0023
2013 555 0.4721 0.4450 0.7571 0.6221 0.2867 0.8528 0.5714 0.2429 -0.0022
2014 1521 0.4878 0.4675 0.7426 0.6685 0.2760 0.8266 0.5488 0.2574 -0.0096
2015 1212 0.4983 0.4736 0.7753 0.6772 0.2714 0.8631 0.5576 0.2247 0.0039
2016 1157 0.4883 0.4503 0.7524 0.6531 0.2568 0.8591 0.4934 0.2476 0.0000
2017 1371 0.4850 0.4712 0.7879 0.7083 0.2479 0.8705 0.5657 0.2121 0.0000
2018 1047 0.4680 0.4298 0.7556 0.6673 0.2208 0.8563 0.4878 0.2444 0.0000
Career93850.48700.44360.76020.64700.25090.85180.53380.2398-0.0005

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
2014-09-20 2014-09-24 DTD 4 4 Right Wrist Soreness -
2014-08-30 2014-09-06 DTD 7 7 Right Abdomen Strain -
2014-07-08 2014-07-09 DTD 1 0 - Thigh Tightness -
2013-08-28 2013-09-17 15-DL 20 19 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2013-06-20 2013-07-31 15-DL 41 34 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2012-03-14 2012-03-27 Camp 13 0 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-08-23 2011-09-29 60-DL 37 35 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2011-05-29 2011-07-22 15-DL 54 46 Right Lower Leg Strain Partial Tear Calf -
2010-05-25 2010-05-25 On-Alr 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-25 2010-10-04 60-DL 132 117 Left Knee Surgery Patellar Tendon Repair 2010-08-04
2010-05-14 2010-05-17 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Soreness Back of Knee -
2009-03-05 2009-03-11 Camp 6 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $6,250,000
2018 TOR $6,250,000
2017 TOR $6,250,000
2016 TBA $4,750,000
2015 BAL $3,700,000
2014 BAL $850,000
2013 BAL $700,000
2011 PIT $427,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$22,927,500
2018Current$6,250,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$29,177,500
9 yrTotal$29,177,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 116 dExcel Sports1 year/$6.25M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$6.25M (2019). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 11/16/18. Award bonuses.
  • 2 years/$12.5M (2017-18). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/5/16. 17:$6.25M, 18:$6.25M. Award bonuses, including $0.15M for WS MVP (met). Acquired by Boston in trade from Toronto 6/28/18, with $3,158,602 remaining on contract. Blue Jays pay $1,658,602 as part of the deal, with Red Sox responsible for $1.5M balance.
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2016). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/28/16. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 400, 425 plate appearances. $0.25M each for 500, 525, 550, 575 PA. Assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Tampa Bay 8/1/16 with $1,609,290 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/30/15 (avoided arbitration, $5.4M-$2M).
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Baltimore 4/22/14. Released by Baltimore 4/27/14. Re-signed by Baltimore 4/29/14.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 12/21/12.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/19/11 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 3/27/12. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/28/12 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Baltimore in trade from NY Yankees 6/2/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers 7/28/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/21/12. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Houston 8/27/12. Claimed by Baltimore off waivers 9/29/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 9/25/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/1/07.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2005 (8-241) (South Carolina). $40,000 signing bonus.

2018 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 TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 370 52 95 20 1 16 55 38 70 1 1 .293 .376 .509 .307 22.8 RF -3, LF 1 2.0
80o 350 48 85 18 1 14 50 34 67 1 1 .275 .356 .476 .294 17.6 RF -3, LF 1 1.6
70o 336 43 80 17 1 13 47 32 66 1 1 .269 .348 .465 .285 14.2 RF -3, LF 1 1.2
60o 323 41 76 16 1 13 44 30 64 1 1 .265 .343 .463 .277 11.5 RF -2, LF 1 1.0
50o 312 38 71 15 1 12 42 28 63 1 1 .255 .333 .446 .270 9.1 RF -2, LF 1 0.8
40o 301 36 66 14 1 11 39 26 61 1 1 .246 .321 .429 .263 6.8 RF -2, LF 1 0.6
30o 288 34 61 13 1 10 37 24 60 1 1 .236 .310 .411 .255 4.6 RF -2, LF 1 0.4
20o 274 31 56 12 1 9 34 22 58 1 1 .228 .300 .394 .245 2.2 RF -2, LF 1 0.1
10o 254 27 50 11 1 8 30 20 55 1 1 .217 .287 .378 .233 -0.8 RF -2, LF 1 -0.1
Weighted Mean31639721511243296311.256.334.445.2729.8RF -2, LF 10.9

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201936224294911182821480.245.327.428.2590.65.10.8-1.46.0-0.20.0
202037207284510082720450.246.329.435.2610.65.20.8-1.45.60.20.0
20213818624409072418400.246.327.429.2590.54.20.7-1.35.0-0.20.0
20223913317286051712290.243.322.426.2560.32.60.5-1.03.6-0.50.0
20234010814235041410230.239.320.418.2530.21.70.4-0.82.9-0.80.0
202441951219403129210.240.320.417.2530.21.50.4-0.72.5-0.70.0
2025427491630397170.236.316.406.2480.10.80.3-0.62.0-0.90.0
2026436581330286150.235.314.400.2470.10.50.2-0.51.8-0.90.0
2027446171330275140.234.313.399.2450.00.40.2-0.51.6-0.90.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year COMP_DRC_PLUS Trend
1 90 Monte Irvin 1954 ?
2 90 Ryan Ludwick 2014 ?
3 90 Jason Bay 2014 ? DNP
4 89 Dusty Baker 1984 ?
5 89 Raul Ibanez 2007 ?
6 88 David Justice 2001 ?
7 88 Andruw Jones 2012 ?
8 88 Kevin Mitchell 1997 ?
9 87 Ryan Klesko 2006 ?
10 87 Minnie Minoso 1961 ?
11 86 Ben Oglivie 1984 ?
12 86 Brian Downing 1986 ?
13 86 Scott Hairston 2015 ? DNP
14 85 Jose Cruz 1983 ?
15 85 Lonnie Smith 1991 ?
16 85 Jim Rice 1988 ?
17 84 Ron Fairly 1974 ?
18 84 Luis Gonzalez 2003 ?
19 84 Michael Cuddyer 2014 ?
20 84 Charlie Maxwell 1962 ?
21 84 Cliff Floyd 2008 ?
22 84 Magglio Ordonez 2009 ?
23 84 Pat Burrell 2012 ? DNP
24 84 Bob Nieman 1962 ?
25 83 Kevin McReynolds 1995 ? DNP
26 83 Billy Williams 1973 ?
27 83 Vernon Wells 2014 ? DNP
28 83 Matt Diaz 2013 ?
29 83 Gary Matthews 1986 ?
30 83 Johnny Damon 2009 ?
31 83 Pat Kelly 1980 ?
32 83 Shane Mack 1999 ? DNP
33 83 Torii Hunter 2011 ?
34 83 Jerry Lynch 1966 ?
35 83 Sid Gordon 1953 ?
36 83 Andre Ethier 2017 ?
37 82 Jonny Gomes 2016 ? DNP
38 82 Gene Woodling 1958 ?
39 82 Bobby Abreu 2009 ?
40 82 J.D. Drew 2011 ?
41 82 Raul Mondesi 2006 ? DNP
42 82 Shawn Green 2008 ? DNP
43 82 Josh Hamilton 2016 ? DNP
44 82 John Lowenstein 1982 ?
45 82 Josh Willingham 2014 ?
46 82 Ken Griffey 1985 ?
47 82 Jackie Jensen 1962 ? DNP
48 82 Travis Hafner 2012 ?
49 82 Carlos Guillen 2011 ?
50 81 Carlos Lee 2011 ?
51 81 Matt Holliday 2015 ?
52 81 Mike Sweeney 2009 ?
53 81 Carlos Beltran 2012 ?
54 81 Paul O'Neill 1998 ?
55 81 Luke Scott 2013 ?
56 81 Don Buford 1972 ?
57 81 Dave Clark 1998 ?
58 81 Kirk Gibson 1992 ?
59 81 Moises Alou 2002 ?
60 81 Matt Stairs 2003 ?
61 81 Garrett Jones 2016 ? DNP
62 81 Robin Yount 1991 ?
63 81 Andres Torres 2013 ?
64 81 Adrian Gonzalez 2017 ?
65 81 Melvin Mora 2007 ?
66 81 Aubrey Huff 2012 ?
67 81 Roy White 1979 ?
68 81 Harold Baines 1994 ?
69 80 Mark DeRosa 2010 ?
70 80 Alfonso Soriano 2011 ?
71 80 Jose Cruz Jr. 2009 ? DNP
72 80 Jeromy Burnitz 2004 ?
73 80 Nick Swisher 2016 ? DNP
74 80 Ron Gant 2000 ?
75 80 Brady Anderson 1999 ?
76 80 Curtis Granderson 2016 ?
77 80 Hideki Matsui 2009 ?
78 80 Aramis Ramirez 2013 ?
79 80 Chris Denorfia 2016 ? DNP
80 80 Marlon Anderson 2009 ?
81 80 Leon Wagner 1969 ?
82 80 Enos Slaughter 1951 ?
83 80 Hal McRae 1981 ?
84 80 Mark Teixeira 2015 ?
85 80 Lyle Overbay 2012 ?
86 80 Bob Watson 1981 ?
87 80 Bob Allison 1970 ?
88 80 Garret Anderson 2007 ?
89 80 Derrek Lee 2011 ?
90 80 Jason Michaels 2011 ?
91 80 Casey Blake 2009 ?
92 80 Jim King 1968 ? DNP
93 80 B.J. Surhoff 2000 ?
94 80 Gabe Kapler 2011 ? DNP
95 80 Adam LaRoche 2015 ?
96 80 Kosuke Fukudome 2012 ?
97 80 Bernie Williams 2004 ?
98 80 Frank Thomas 1964 ?
99 80 Pat Mullin 1953 ?
100 80 Chet Lemon 1990 ?

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .271 .358 .529 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .262 .342 .449 ?
11 vs U (Multi) 1.000 1.000 1.000 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.009 -.015 -.081 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .309 .404 .617 ?
31 vs R (2016) .275 .357 .434 ?
31 vs U (2016) 1.000 1.000 1.000 ?
38 Split (2016) -.034 -.047 -.183 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Pearce is Mr. Inconsistent. Historically praised for his ability to hit lefties, he fulfilled the reputation in 2014 and 2016 by posting a 1.109 and 1.032 OPS against them, respectively. In those two seasons, that made him one of the league's 20 best hitters. In 2015 and 2017, however, he wasn’t even as good as the average hitter. He went from hitting lefties as well as Mike Trout does to hitting them as poorly as Kevin Pillar. In both seasons he was even worse against lefties than against righties. On the plus side, 2018 is a new year and an even year, so if the gods of inconsistency are to have their way, Pearce will be Troutastic against southpaws once again.
2017 Despite a rough 2015, Pearce has proven himself a more than capable hitter with above-average power, good plate discipline and enough athleticism to play average or better defense in left field or at first base. That, at least, was true through his age-33 season. Blooming late doesn't guarantee a late decline, and Pearce's injury history might even hint at an early one. He can help any team in need of a good bat off the bench, but the less you're counting on him, the better.
2016 At least it's never boring. A year after overshooting his 90th percentile projection, Pearce undershot his 10th percentile. He played the outfield, some first base and even a handful of games at the keystone (for the first time in his professional career), as he tried to convince Buck Showalter to justify writing “Pearce” on the lineup card long enough for him to figure this thing out. The destruction of southpaws was the predominant aspect of his 2014 breakout, but he summoned Mendoza for a .623 OPS against them in 2015. The stat line gives the impression that Pearce reverted to old tactics, but there was at least one subtle improvement in his game: He figured out the curveball. He hit six bombs off the bender last season, after failing to leave the yard against any of the 500-plus curves he had seen in his career.
2015 Scholars don't typically keep track of such records, but Pearce might have had the best season ever by someone whose own team released him in the same season. He was re-signed two days after Chris Davis got injured in April, and by a technicality—the Orioles fielded a 24-man roster for a day—they were able to circumvent the 30-day waiting period to re-add Pearce to the active roster. Few experience breakout years at age 31, but Pearce outhit even Davis' PECOTA projection, and was also a valuable defender, being credited with nine Defensive Runs Saved (best in the AL) in just 400 innings at the position. The margins are small for lefty-mashing corner guys, even after such a charmed season, but Pearce's .279/.360/.496 line against righties buys him at least three or four months of not having to check the lineup card each day.
2014 After a 2012 in which Pearce changed organizations six different times, including twice apiece to the Yankees and Orioles, 2013 might have been as relaxing and anxiety-free as baseball gets for the ex-Pirate: no waivers, no releases, no trades. Pearce did lose two months to left wrist tendinitis, but the disabled list is nothing compared to being claimed and then waived by the Astros. He'll still mash a lefty if you let him, but there aren't enough lefties in the league to get rich doing so. Not to be confused with the British equestrian painter, New Mexico Congressman or owner of Soft Cell's first record label. (You'd be surprised.)
2013 Once a top prospect in the Pirates organization, Pearce has been reduced to a hollow shell of his former self. In the past year, unbelievably, he's been mauled by a squirrel, ambushed on The Jerry Springer Show, and claimed off waivers five times. Okay, only that last one's true. It's telling that he was even discarded by the lowly Astros, which is like flunking out of fourth-grade remedial English as a high-school senior. He still shows patience and power at the minor-league level, but he has never been able to handle right-handed pitching in the bigs. Hitters who are lefty specialists don't get nearly the same job security as their pitching counterparts.
2012 Injuries and the worst managerial malady of them allveteran obsessionkilled Pearces chance of having a meaningful career with the Pirates. Pearce made the team out of spring training and hit acceptably (.291/.339/.382 in 62 plate appearances) before suffering a partially torn calf muscle. When he returned, the only thing he accomplished was successfully torpedoing his seasonal line (.077/.143/.077 in 43 plate appearances). True to form, Pearce then missed the rest of the year when he broke a finger. Better suited for first base or right field than third base, Pearce has hit major league lefties and could be a useful bench piece should he ever stay healthy.
2011 The Pirates' front office was granted a fourth minor-league option for Pearce last winter, meaning that he won't be subjected to waivers if he fails to make the club in spring training and faces the strong possibility of spending the large part of another summer in Indianapolis playing Triple-A ball. Pearce, who underwent season-ending knee surgery last August, will be 28 this season and has nothing left to prove in the International League. He may not be an everyday player, but he can hit for power against left-handers (.304/.372/.552 in 129 major-league PAs), which would have made him a good short side of a platoon at first base with Garrett Jones if the Pirates had not decided to sign Lyle Overbay instead.
2010 Pearce hasn't come close to matching his outstanding 2007 season, during which he began the year in Low-A and ended it in the majors while being named the Pirates' minor-league player of the year. He's been stalled out ever since, struggling to make much with his sporadic opportunities in the majors. Heading into his age-27 season, Pearce will go to spring training with a small chance of winning the starting first baseman's job, but he is definitely a long shot behind Jeff Clement, and may have to settle for a shot to stick as a right-handed bench bat behind Clement at first and Jones in right.
2009 No doubt about it, Pearce was a massive disappointment last season. Making matters worse was his status as the Pirates' Minor League Player of the Year in 2007, when he'd begun the year at Lynchburg and finished it slugging his way all the way up to the major leagues. He had a good spring in 2008, but struggled in Triple-A after that good camp didn't lead anywhere but Indy. He experienced a curious power outage when called up, going 78 PA before touching off a home run. However, he did hit four of them in September, so while he'll be coming into his age-27 season without having really established himself, he'll get a shot at a starting corner outfield spot.
2008 Pearce has hit ever since being drafted out of high school by the Pirates in the eighth-round in 2005. He had one of the best seasons in the minor leagues in 2007, beginning the year in High-A, ending it in the major leagues, and hitting a combined .333/.394/.622 on the way up. Pearce does not look the part of an athlete with his short, stocky build, but he stole 16 bases in 19 attempts last season and quickly made the conversion from first baseman to right fielder in Triple-A. He did not tear up the majors as a September call-up, but was not overmatched either and has the look of a productive middle-of-the-order hitter.
2007 Pearce hit just enough between Hickory and Lynchburg last year to keep himself on the periphery of the Pirates` plans. He stayed hot immediately after his promotion, but cooled considerably in the second half. He has the reputation of being a bit clumsy, and his 10-for-22 career stolen base record is an indication that, once on board, he best stay where he is and let somebody else move him around. Given his age, rate of progress and accomplishment, and how hard it is to make it as a major league first baseman, there`s a good chance that this listing is purely a courtesy.

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2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays have been revolving OFs all season. Barring injuries, who do you see them settling on for the 3 spots this year and next? Do you think they start a youth movement? Thanks...
(Jim from Kansas)
Ah, now here's a question that fits in my wheelhouse. I'm all aboard the Teoscar Hernandez hype train after getting a live look at him in Pawtucket last year after the trade. I think his power and athleticism will play, and he should be on the field every day. And while Kevin Pillar has his warts, I'd like to see him continue to get reps in center even though he's hitting way above his head right now.

For the third spot, I think this season should be a Curtis Granderson / Anthony Alford platoon. I'd like to see Alford continue to get big league reps, and Granderson is likely to be an amazing influence in the clubhouse who can also still hit a little ... sometimes. (Steve Pearce should play super-sub and Randal Grichuk should play golf.)

For 2019, I'd probably go out and get an outfielder unless all three of Alford, Hernandez, and Pillar have breakout years. Preferably, it'd be an upper-tier guy and I'd love to see them land Charlie Blackmon. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strategy question, 20 team, 25 player rosters, up to 13 keepers, do you keep outfielders like Josh Reddick or Jayson Werth or take your chances trying to get someone else.
(Andrew from Nebraska)
I'd take my chances on someone else, but Reddick has value in the right format as a platoon option. I've had success doing that with guys like Matt Joyce, Brandon Guyer, Danny Valencia, Steve Pearce, etc...just mixing and matching based on daily lineups...It can work in a deeper league. (George Bissell)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your hitting and pitching deep sleepers for 2017 for deeper leagues - say 16 team or so - and why?
(Anthony from Lunch)
Whats for lunch? Seriously, I'm starving. Um...I'll give you one each. Robert Gsellman & Jharel Cotton on the pitching side. I keep coming back to Steve Pearce as a guy who is a lock to outperform where he's getting drafted. Same goes for Yulieski Gurriel & Asdrubal Cabrera. (George Bissell)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)Which two of these second basemen would you suggest for a competing team in a 10-team dynasty league: Jon Schoop, Devon Travis, Steve Pearce, Joe Panik?
(Joey from Michigan)
Schoop and Panik, although I thought about replacing Panik with Pearce for a second. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better ROS: Yunel Escobar or Steve Pearce?
(Jimmy from SF)
I really value Pearce's versatility he's filled in admirably for an injured Logan Forsythe at second and he can play first and third as well. Pearce has also been hitting for power. We know pretty much what Escobar is going to do, he's a BABIP monster that will end up hitting .300 but the Angels offense isn't good (outside of Trout). I'd rather have Pearce hitting in the middle of that Rays lineup. (George Bissell)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under for Steve Pearce at bats in TB? He should play every game against lefties, but with so many left handed bats on the roster, will he get any starts against righties?
(RH from East Coast Bias)
300? Short-side 1B platoon, plus some utility work? I never got why the Rays devoted so much money (comparatively speaking) to Pearce and LoMo. Just give Richie Shaffer the ball already. (Michael Baumann)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to maintain 2014 production: J.D. Martinez or Steve Pearce?
(cgoble from KC)
Martinez, but obvious caveat is obvious. (Sam Miller)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the very deapest of dynasty leagues, would you consider Kevin Kiermaier, Jesus Montero, Brock Holt, Brandon Barnes, Bobby Abreu, Eugenio Suarez, Rene Rivera, Steve Pearce, and Juan Lagares. In what order would you rank them of those you would consider?
(Donald from Orlando)
I'd look at Kiermaier, and Holt most among that group. Kiermaier has some nice PT with Myers down and Holt seems to be ready to play anywhere to stay in the lineup. There isn't a lot of disparity in the group, but for this year only, I'd still give Abreu a look, too. Beyond that, Suarez and Montero would be my next two. (Paul Sporer)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)The LaRoche brothers; which one will prove to be the better? And should the Bucs keep both, neither, or just the good one?
(Neal from Pitt, PA)
I think Andy, but I don't mean to slight Adam in saying so. I think it's fine to keep both, because it doesn't look like Steven Pearce is necessarily the (alternative) answer at first base. OTOH, once somebody loses on the Teixeira sweepstakes this winter, it will make good sense to shop LaRoche around, because anybody who might want Nick Johnson might instead prefer to have someone more likely to play 150 games. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)what player do you think will turn into the carlos quinten of 2009? a player stuck between AAA and the majors and never gets a chance to prove himself but when he finally does he goes off
(krgrecw from cola sc)
I think it's a bit of a misconception that Quentin was never given an opportunity in Phoenix--he did, and he blew it. The Snakes then made the overlapping decisions to bring up Justin Upton and (unfortunately) to commit to Eric Byrnes on a multi-year deal. The former made sense, and the latter was something a few of us here panned pretty vociferously at the time. The upshot was that Quentin became available, and while dealing from a surplus is fine in principle, the Snakes didn't have a surplus, they had an affectation for Eric Byrnes. That's a gift that's going to keep on giving.

As a result, I don't have an answer per se, in that Quentin's situation was unfortunate, but then his explosion, to this extent, was also very much unanticipated, both inside and outside the game. A year ago, some people might have said Steven Pearce was that guy; it's fun to say that Dallas McPherson could be, but he's not that good either. If you're looking for guys who had bumpy rookie years who should blossom as sophomores, I'd suggest Carlos Gonzalez in Oakland, or Jeff Clement in Seattle. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the LaRoche brothers manning the corner IF spots and Steven Pearce likely plugged into one of the OF corners spots in Pittsburgh, what do the Pirates do now with Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker?
(JoshC77 from Columbus, OH)
With the caveat that I'm not Kevin Goldstein, I'll take a swing at this. I don't think you worry about Walker or Alvarez until they're pressing for a spot on the big league roster. Walker is hitting just .232/.266/.421 in Triple-A, Alvarez has yet to sign and begin his pro career. They're both a ways off, and you can always trade from strength to fill other organizational needs if there's a logjam. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)kala kaaihue in double-a: did he experience normal growing pains at a new level, or was he simply exposed?
(bubba from maine)
I think he was exposed. I think the swing is long and problematic, and those strikeout numbers are very damning. More Brad Eldred than Steven Pearce here, I'm afraid. (Bryan Smith)


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