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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .184 4 31 22 2 38 -1.1
Birth Date2-1-1985
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 1 months, 30 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.92015
2016
2017
2018
-1.12019
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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
2012 LAN 27 67 214 47 10 1 1 23 50 2 4 2 .251 .340 .332 67 -8.1 1.6 -0.1 -0.1
2013 LAN 28 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 75 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2014 MIL 29 69 140 37 7 1 0 3 36 0 4 1 .274 .288 .341 70 -4.4 -0.5 0.6 -0.1
2015 MIL 30 83 277 62 18 0 7 18 72 0 3 1 .242 .290 .395 77 -6.4 -0.1 6.8 0.9
Career2236391483528441602114.253.306.36072-19.10.97.00.7

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
2006 DGR Rk GCL 36 137 .245 .322 .331 .361 97 -1.6 2.6 -0.1 122 0 4.3 0.6 -3.2 0.4
2007 GRL A MDW 9 40 .232 .311 .340 .231 92 -3.8 1.1 -0.1 49 0 0.5 1.2 -2.1 0.1
2007 SBR A+ CLF 11 35 .271 .339 .427 .300 104 -3.1 1.1 0 0 0 1.6 -0.2 0.0 0.0
2007 OGD Rk PIO 50 212 .269 .341 .407 .352 102 4.3 6.7 -0.5 112 0 4.0 1.2 -4.0 0.7
2008 SBR A+ CLF 4 6 .250 .298 .400 .333 92 -0.8 0.2 0 0 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 OGD Rk PIO 33 144 .265 .341 .428 .364 107 9.1 4.6 -0.5 134 0 -4.5 0.8 6.8 0.7
2009 GRL A MDW 13 42 .256 .333 .379 .323 107 -2.5 1.2 0 66 0 0.9 0.4 -1.5 0.1
2009 SBR A+ CLF 99 431 .274 .343 .425 .373 98 4.1 12.5 -2.8 0 0 3.3 3.8 0.0 0.0
2010 CHT AA SOU 97 365 .264 .338 .396 .315 100 2.4 10.5 -0.2 93 0 -1.1 -0.5 -1.0 0.8
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 25 59 .261 .335 .404 .282 110 -1.7 1.8 -0.2 90 0 1.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.2
2011 CHT AA SOU 116 449 .263 .335 .400 .367 116 -2.4 13.2 1.6 96 0 2.5 6.5 0.1 2.4
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 38 151 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LAN MLB NL 67 214 .253 .314 .401 .338 93 -1.1 5.9 -0.2 67 11 -0.1 1.6 -8.1 -0.1
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 64 297 .280 .343 .436 .400 116 10.3 8.8 1.3 118 0 -5.2 0.3 7.4 1.3
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 23 111 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB NL 4 8 .235 .307 .384 .333 93 -1 0.2 0 75 8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 108 476 .266 .336 .409 .330 109 -3.1 13.6 -0.4 92 0 2.9 2.7 -8.3 1.1
2014 MIL MLB NL 69 140 .249 .310 .376 .370 102 -3.7 3.6 0.1 70 13 0.6 -0.5 -4.4 -0.1
2014 NAS AAA PCL 33 124 .265 .327 .418 .365 88 2.9 3.7 0.1 111 0 -3.0 0.5 0.9 0.2
2015 MIL MLB NL 83 277 .252 .315 .400 .307 95 -3.5 7.5 0.4 77 10 6.8 -0.1 -6.4 0.9
2015 CSP AAA PCL 56 233 .264 .328 .393 .404 105 12 6.5 -1 146 0 5.5 -1.2 6.8 1.7
2015 EST Wnt DWL 16 68 .000 .000 .000 .239 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 28 117 .260 .334 .394 .293 96 -4.1 3.3 1 55 0 0.5 1.7 -7.1 -0.1
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 6 16 .194 .224 .267 .231 95 -2.1 0.2 0 99 6 0.0 -0.4 0.4 0.0

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
2006 DGR Rk GCL 137 110 19 36 4 0 1 43 17 19 17 2 3 .327 .415 .391 .064 5 5
2007 OGD Rk PIO 212 181 28 51 10 3 1 70 27 25 39 3 3 .282 .379 .387 .105 1 1
2007 SBR A+ CLF 35 30 3 6 2 0 0 8 4 2 12 1 2 .200 .235 .267 .067 2 2
2007 GRL A MDW 40 36 3 6 2 0 0 8 3 1 10 3 1 .167 .250 .222 .056 0 0
2008 OGD Rk PIO 144 124 28 37 12 1 5 66 27 16 32 5 0 .298 .385 .532 .234 1 1
2008 SBR A+ CLF 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2009 SBR A+ CLF 431 389 64 113 18 5 4 153 35 35 95 42 5 .290 .352 .393 .103 2 2
2009 GRL A MDW 42 40 6 10 0 0 0 10 2 1 9 1 2 .250 .268 .250 .000 0 0
2010 CHT AA SOU 365 299 44 77 11 4 2 102 38 47 71 31 10 .258 .354 .341 .084 12 12
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 59 48 8 11 0 1 0 13 8 10 9 1 1 .229 .362 .271 .042 0 0
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 151 132 25 41 7 2 1 55 8 15 23 5 3 .311 .383 .417 .106 1 2
2011 CHT AA SOU 449 378 69 105 17 6 3 143 35 58 103 33 11 .278 .370 .378 .101 6 6
2012 LAN MLB NL 214 187 26 47 10 1 1 62 17 23 50 4 2 .251 .340 .332 .080 0 2
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 297 273 50 93 20 10 3 142 40 17 47 11 7 .341 .381 .520 .179 2 3
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 111 94 13 24 7 0 0 31 13 13 15 2 2 .255 .343 .330 .074 1 3
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 476 408 69 115 13 1 7 151 43 48 76 16 3 .282 .367 .370 .088 2 10
2013 LAN MLB NL 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2014 NAS AAA PCL 124 115 21 35 9 2 0 48 9 8 19 5 1 .304 .350 .417 .113 0
2014 MIL MLB NL 140 135 14 37 7 1 0 46 5 3 36 4 1 .274 .288 .341 .067 1
2015 EST Wnt DWL 68 59 8 11 2 1 0 15 3 8 14 2 2 .186 .279 .254 .068 1 0
2015 MIL MLB NL 277 256 29 62 18 0 7 101 33 18 72 3 1 .242 .290 .395 .152 2 1
2015 CSP AAA PCL 233 210 33 75 15 2 3 103 27 20 29 4 1 .357 .413 .490 .133 0 3
2016 OKL AAA PCL 117 101 15 22 2 0 0 24 10 14 28 0 0 .218 .308 .238 .020 2 0
2018 LIC Wnt DWL 16 16 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 .188 .188 .188 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 843 0.5208 0.4235 0.7451 0.5900 0.2426 0.8340 0.5102 0.2549 -0.0029
2013 33 0.5758 0.3636 0.8333 0.5789 0.0714 0.9091 0.0000 0.1667 -0.0004
2014 504 0.4960 0.5079 0.7461 0.6480 0.3701 0.8395 0.5851 0.2539 -0.0075
2015 1105 0.4878 0.5149 0.7522 0.7013 0.3375 0.8228 0.6126 0.2478 0.0045
Career24850.50180.48050.74960.65110.30840.83110.56410.2504-0.0005

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 MIL $
2014 MIL $
2013 LAN $
2012 LAN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 10 dEl Juego Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/26/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). DFA by Milwaukee 1/30/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/3/15. Contract selected by Milwaukee 4/21/15. DFA by Milwaukee 6/2/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/15. Non-tendered by Milwaukee 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/13. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from LA Dodgers 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 5/14/12.
  • Signed by LA Dodgers 2006 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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 383 37 75 8 1 6 33 37 103 3 1 .221 .300 .304 62 -0.9 SS 2, 0.1
80o 363 34 67 8 1 5 30 33 100 3 1 .207 .283 .285 54 -5.5 SS 2, -0.4
70o 349 31 62 7 1 5 28 30 97 3 1 .199 .272 .276 48 -8.5 SS 2, -0.7
60o 336 29 58 6 1 5 26 28 95 2 1 .192 .263 .268 43 -10.9 SS 2, -1.0
50o 325 27 54 6 1 4 24 26 93 2 1 .184 .254 .253 39 -12.9 SS 2, -1.2
40o 314 25 51 6 1 4 23 24 91 2 1 .180 .247 .250 34 -14.8 SS 2, -1.4
30o 301 23 47 5 1 4 21 23 89 2 1 .172 .237 .242 29 -16.6 SS 2, -1.6
20o 287 21 42 5 1 3 20 20 86 2 1 .160 .221 .221 24 -18.4 SS 1, -1.8
10o 267 19 37 4 1 3 17 18 82 2 1 .151 .211 .212 16 -20.6 SS 1, -2.0
Weighted Mean329285561425279421.186.257.25340-12.3SS 2,-1.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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 DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20203528128546142224821.210.281.28336-1.0-8.9-0.3-1.67.2-14.3-0.7
20213627928555142223811.215.285.28337-1.1-9.0-0.4-1.67.2-14.1-0.7
20223723824464131920700.213.284.28036-0.9-7.9-0.4-1.56.1-12.2-0.6
20233823123434031820680.212.283.27736-0.9-7.8-0.4-1.55.9-11.9-0.6
20243922422424031719670.210.281.27435-0.9-7.8-0.4-1.55.8-11.6-0.6
20254021621414031618640.209.279.27235-0.9-7.6-0.4-1.55.6-11.3-0.5
20264121021394021618630.208.279.27034-0.9-7.5-0.4-1.55.4-11.0-0.5
20274220720384021518620.207.278.26634-0.9-7.6-0.4-1.65.3-10.9-0.5
20284320620373021518620.204.276.26033-0.9-7.7-0.4-1.65.3-11.0-0.5

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3 76 Craig Gentry 2018 86
4 74 Chris Woodward 2010 62
5 74 Calvin Murray 2006 0 DNP
6 74 Tuffy Gosewisch 2018 0 DNP
7 74 Darnell McDonald 2013 87
8 74 Josh Wilson 2015 55
9 73 Nick Green 2013 87
10 73 Dewayne Wise 2012 93
11 72 Gil Coan 1956 82
12 72 Mike Devereaux 1997 73
13 72 Joe McEwing 2007 0 DNP
14 72 Adam Rosales 2017 61
15 72 Scott Podsednik 2010 92
16 72 Dick Williams 1963 88
17 72 Pete Orr 2013 63
18 72 Shawn Wooten 2007 0 DNP
19 71 Marlon Anderson 2008 58
20 71 Dan Gladden 1992 87
21 71 Vince Coleman 1996 56
22 71 Michael Martinez 2017 62
23 71 Rajai Davis 2015 94
24 71 Chris Coste 2007 88
25 71 Jim Wohlford 1985 77
26 71 Bill Almon 1987 61
27 70 Wilson Valdez 2012 45
28 70 Myril Hoag 1942 75
29 70 Chris Gimenez 2017 93
30 70 Jason Bourgeois 2016 0 DNP
31 70 Don Kelly 2014 84
32 70 Eric Byrnes 2010 68
33 70 Tomas Perez 2008 70
34 70 Chad Moeller 2009 92
35 70 David Newhan 2008 63
36 70 Todd Hollandsworth 2007 0 DNP
37 70 Alejandro De Aza 2018 0 DNP
38 69 Rich Amaral 1996 100
39 69 Alex Johnson 1977 0 DNP
40 69 Gary Ward 1988 83
41 69 Xavier Nady 2013 0 DNP
42 69 Justin Christian 2014 0 DNP
43 69 Carl Crawford 2016 70
44 69 Reed Johnson 2011 92
45 69 Ryan Roberts 2015 0 DNP
46 69 Corky Miller 2010 79
47 69 Terry Shumpert 2001 83
48 69 Milt Thompson 1993 81
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50 69 Kiddo Davis 1936 96
51 69 Greg Norton 2007 102
52 69 Michael Bourn 2017 0 DNP
53 69 Quinton McCracken 2005 72
54 69 Matt Kata 2012 0 DNP
55 69 Dave Berg 2005 0 DNP
56 69 Erick Almonte 2012 0 DNP
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58 68 Ruben Amaro 1999 0 DNP
59 68 Timo Perez 2009 0 DNP
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62 68 Sam Mele 1956 95
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65 68 Oris Hockett 1944 90
66 68 Gus Bell 1963 87
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74 68 Tommy Davis 1973 95
75 68 Chad Mottola 2006 74
76 68 Dave Collins 1987 84
77 68 Mike Kreevich 1942 85
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80 68 Hoot Evers 1955 102
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83 68 Jay Payton 2007 78
84 68 Rene Rivera 2018 75
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Elian Herrera became the third player to ever hit a grand slam off Burke Badenhop, the other two being Ryan Theriot and Brooks Conrad. And that's the worst Sporcle quiz in the history of mankind. You're welcome.
2015 Herrera's season could be encapsulated in a single defensive play in right field: On September 29th, the Brewers clung to a one-run lead in the seventh inning against the Cardinals. Herrera fielded the baseball near the warning track and proceeded to spike his throw directly into the ground in front of him. Herrera stood frozen with slumped shoulders, helplessly watching as the ball trickled down the first-base line toward the infield. Two runs came around to score and the Brewers lost the game.
2014 The speed and defensive versatility of Elian Herrera support his candidacy for big-league utilityman, but it's damning that he amassed just eight appearances for a Dodger club that endured as many injuries as a utilityman could possibly voodoo up.
2013 Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2003, Herrera toiled in the minors for nine years without landing on the major-league radar, but versatility, a hot start at Albuquerque and Mark Ellis's injury propelled him to the Dodgers in mid-May. He started hot (.305/.407/.390 in 124 PA through June 17) before pitchers caught up to him, but hit .183/.247/.256 the rest of the way while bouncing around the diamond and back to Triple-A a couple of times. Decent on-base skills—particularly against lefties—and the ability to play second, third, and all three outfield positions with competence make him a reasonable choice as a utilityman, though redundant in the presence of Hairston.

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