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Alex Presley LFWhite Sox

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Birth Date7-25-1985
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age34 years, 4 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.12015
0.12016
-0.32017
2018
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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
2010 PIT 24 19 25 6 1 0 0 1 8 0 1 1 .261 .292 .304 62 -1.1 -0.5 -1.2 -0.2
2011 PIT 25 52 231 64 12 6 4 13 40 1 9 3 .298 .339 .465 97 -0.4 0.8 -4.5 0.1
2012 PIT 26 104 370 82 14 7 10 18 72 2 9 7 .237 .279 .405 78 -9.3 3.1 -0.7 0.1
2013 MIN 27 28 122 32 4 1 1 8 21 1 1 3 .283 .336 .363 83 -2.1 1.1 1.6 0.4
2013 PIT 27 29 73 19 1 1 2 1 18 0 0 1 .264 .274 .389 82 -1.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1
2014 HOU 28 89 271 62 6 1 6 13 44 1 5 1 .244 .281 .346 88 -3.4 0.8 -5.9 -0.3
2015 HOU 29 8 13 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .250 .308 .250 84 -0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2016 DET 30 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 81 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
2016 MIL 30 47 129 23 2 0 3 11 25 1 0 2 .198 .271 .293 79 -3.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
2017 DET 31 71 264 77 10 3 3 15 49 0 5 0 .314 .354 .416 93 -1.5 -0.8 -6.9 -0.3
Career45015033695019298128263018.263.306.38886-22.53.8-18.2-0.4

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 WPT A- NYP 61 244 .245 .313 .340 .331 90 7.9 5.2 -0.8 111 0 -1.5 1.9 -1.7 0.3
2007 HIC A SAL 121 553 .265 .337 .407 .350 112 7.3 16.7 -0.1 104 0 -11.7 5.5 3.7 1.4
2008 LYN A+ CRL 82 325 .255 .331 .390 .288 104 -0.3 9.7 0.9 92 0 3.6 -2.4 -8.3 0.3
2009 LYN A+ CRL 115 456 .252 .331 .380 .309 97 -2.1 14.0 -0.4 78 0 -7.3 -0.6 -9.3 -0.4
2010 PIT MLB NL 19 25 .240 .309 .383 .400 92 -1 0.7 -0.1 62 11 -1.2 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2
2010 ALT AA EAS 67 269 .253 .326 .383 .385 97 13.2 6.3 -1.5 150 0 -0.9 1.1 11.4 1.7
2010 IND AAA INT 69 296 .263 .331 .413 .329 107 1.7 9.0 0.6 117 0 0.3 2.7 6.0 1.8
2011 PIT MLB NL 52 231 .258 .321 .407 .349 98 5.3 6.2 -1.3 97 11 -4.5 0.8 -0.4 0.1
2011 BRD A+ FSL 2 7 .303 .344 .425 .167 101 -0.4 0.2 0 88 0 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2011 IND AAA INT 87 376 .265 .329 .403 .376 94 18.5 11.7 -2 135 0 9.7 1.2 13.9 3.3
2012 PIT MLB NL 104 370 .261 .322 .412 .273 97 -5.3 10.1 -2.3 78 11 -0.7 3.1 -9.3 0.1
2012 IND AAA INT 40 179 .268 .334 .409 .341 98 7.9 5.3 -0.4 137 0 -1.3 0.1 7.0 1.1
2013 MIN MLB AL 28 122 .244 .309 .383 .341 99 0.6 3.2 0.3 83 13 1.6 1.1 -2.1 0.4
2013 PIT MLB NL 29 73 .243 .306 .369 .327 98 -1.1 1.9 -0.5 82 13 -0.4 -0.7 -1.3 -0.1
2013 IND AAA INT 89 391 .256 .329 .387 .343 100 8.8 11.2 0.4 116 0 -10.4 3.1 1.8 0.6
2014 HOU MLB AL 89 271 .244 .304 .378 .272 97 -4.9 7.0 -1.5 88 11 -5.9 0.8 -3.4 -0.3
2014 TCV A- NYP 2 6 .213 .285 .308 .250 106 0.3 0.2 -0.1 85 0 0.0 0.5 -0.3 0.0
2015 HOU MLB AL 8 13 .251 .308 .398 .429 118 -0.7 0.4 0 84 8 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2015 FRE AAA PCL 89 367 .277 .340 .423 .324 107 -3.1 10.2 -1.7 88 0 3.7 2.0 -10.5 0.4
2016 DET MLB AL 3 5 .248 .322 .371 .200 111 -0.6 0.1 0 81 10 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2016 MIL MLB NL 47 129 .252 .322 .410 .225 91 -5.4 3.6 -0.8 79 11 0.5 0.0 -3.0 0.0
2016 LAK A+ FSL 2 9 .269 .339 .380 .571 113 2.3 0.3 0 205 0 -0.4 0.3 0.7 0.1
2016 CSP AAA PCL 9 35 .273 .338 .412 .417 94 2.3 1.0 -0.1 103 0 0.9 0.3 -0.4 0.2
2016 TOL AAA INT 41 193 .256 .320 .378 .331 102 2.7 5.4 -0.5 124 0 2.2 0.3 2.7 1.0
2017 DET MLB AL 71 264 .252 .315 .421 .383 112 -0.9 7.7 -1.9 93 13 -6.9 -0.8 -1.5 -0.3
2017 TOL AAA INT 43 185 .264 .330 .398 .264 94 -7.2 5.5 -0.5 55 0 1.6 0.3 -8.3 -0.1
2018 CHR AAA INT 29 111 .252 .320 .389 .232 104 -8.5 3.3 -0.4 74 0 2.4 -1.3 -5.8 -0.2
2018 NOR AAA INT 26 121 .258 .324 .386 .358 96 0.7 3.6 -1.5 74 0 -0.6 0.2 -5.8 -0.4

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 WPT A- NYP 244 223 26 58 7 8 3 90 23 17 55 3 3 .260 .314 .404 .143 1 1
2007 HIC A SAL 553 495 79 145 22 8 11 216 63 45 108 18 10 .293 .347 .436 .143 7 7
2008 LYN A+ CRL 325 287 39 74 15 1 6 109 35 29 50 13 6 .258 .323 .380 .122 5 5
2009 LYN A+ CRL 456 417 51 107 17 11 4 158 37 30 87 9 5 .257 .302 .379 .122 7 7
2010 PIT MLB NL 25 23 2 6 1 0 0 7 0 1 8 1 1 .261 .292 .304 .043 0 1
2010 ALT AA EAS 269 246 42 86 13 7 6 131 47 19 33 5 1 .350 .399 .533 .183 1 1
2010 IND AAA INT 296 272 44 80 15 6 6 125 38 22 42 8 7 .294 .348 .460 .165 1 1
2011 PIT MLB NL 231 215 27 64 12 6 4 100 20 13 40 9 3 .298 .339 .465 .167 1 1
2011 BRD A+ FSL 7 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2011 IND AAA INT 376 342 58 114 18 5 8 166 41 28 54 22 8 .333 .388 .485 .152 2 0
2012 PIT MLB NL 370 346 46 82 14 7 10 140 25 18 72 9 7 .237 .279 .405 .168 0 4
2012 IND AAA INT 179 153 24 47 3 4 5 73 22 24 26 7 2 .307 .399 .477 .170 1 1
2013 IND AAA INT 391 342 57 102 17 6 5 146 27 40 56 17 6 .298 .376 .427 .129 2 3
2013 PIT MLB NL 73 72 8 19 1 1 2 28 4 1 18 0 1 .264 .274 .389 .125 0 0
2013 MIN MLB AL 122 113 9 32 4 1 1 41 11 8 21 1 3 .283 .336 .363 .080 0 0
2014 TCV A- NYP 6 5 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .333 .600 .400 0
2014 HOU MLB AL 271 254 22 62 6 1 6 88 19 13 44 5 1 .244 .281 .346 .102 2
2015 HOU MLB AL 13 12 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .000 0 0
2015 FRE AAA PCL 367 332 48 97 14 1 3 122 49 27 41 15 4 .292 .345 .367 .075 2 5
2016 LAK A+ FSL 9 7 4 4 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 1 0 .571 .667 .714 .143 0 0
2016 CSP AAA PCL 35 32 5 11 2 1 1 18 3 3 7 1 0 .344 .400 .563 .219 0 0
2016 DET MLB AL 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2016 MIL MLB NL 129 116 12 23 2 0 3 34 11 11 25 0 2 .198 .271 .293 .095 1 0
2016 TOL AAA INT 193 169 23 50 10 3 3 75 14 18 27 4 6 .296 .365 .444 .148 3 1
2017 DET MLB AL 264 245 30 77 10 3 3 102 20 15 49 5 0 .314 .354 .416 .102 0 3
2017 TOL AAA INT 185 167 26 36 6 1 2 50 9 12 36 4 2 .216 .284 .299 .084 0 2
2018 CHR AAA INT 111 101 6 20 3 0 1 26 12 8 19 0 2 .198 .261 .257 .059 1 0
2018 NOR AAA INT 121 109 19 30 5 1 1 40 8 11 27 0 0 .275 .347 .367 .092 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 104 0.5000 0.5096 0.7736 0.6154 0.4038 0.9375 0.5238 0.2264 -0.0030
2011 966 0.5052 0.4161 0.8483 0.5635 0.2657 0.9164 0.7008 0.1517 -0.0015
2012 1454 0.5289 0.4113 0.8428 0.5553 0.2496 0.8970 0.7076 0.1572 0.0112
2013 776 0.5193 0.4304 0.8204 0.5484 0.3029 0.8824 0.6991 0.1796 0.0027
2014 1022 0.5010 0.4628 0.8034 0.6113 0.3137 0.8818 0.6500 0.1966 0.0051
2015 57 0.5439 0.4737 0.7407 0.6129 0.3077 0.8947 0.3750 0.2593 -0.0011
2016 550 0.4945 0.4600 0.7945 0.6066 0.3165 0.8303 0.7273 0.2055 0.0000
2017 1059 0.5269 0.4703 0.8153 0.6201 0.3034 0.8699 0.6908 0.1847 0.0000
Career59880.51520.44050.82260.58310.28890.88540.68810.17740.0036

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
2014-07-08 2014-09-02 15-DL 56 47 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-04-18 2014-04-21 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-09-15 2012-09-19 DTD 4 4 - Contusion HBP - -
2012-07-04 2012-07-16 7-DL 12 8 - Head Concussion Diving for Ball - -
2011-09-28 2011-09-29 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-07-25 2011-08-25 15-DL 31 30 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2008-08-06 2008-09-02 Minors 27 0 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2008-04-17 2008-05-05 Minors 18 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHA $
2017 DET $
2016 MIL $
2015 HOU $
2014 HOU $511,500
2013 PIT $
2012 PIT $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$995,500
2 yrTotal$995,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 55 dDan Burgers1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/19/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 5/16/18. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 5/23/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 5/28/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/2/17 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Milwaukee 4/21/16. DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/16 (refused assignment). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 7/13/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 8/18/16. DFA by Detroit 8/27/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/29/16.
  • 1 year/$1M (2015). Re-signed by Houston 11/18/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Houston 4/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/15. Contract selected by Houston 7/2/15. DFA by Houston 7/18/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/24/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5115M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Minnesota 3/27/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Pittsburgh 8/31/13 (Morneau deal).
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 9/8/10.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2006 (8-230) (Mississippi). $95,000 signing bonus.

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 380 43 95 18 2 8 41 29 75 5 3 .277 .339 .411 96 14.0 1.5
80o 361 39 86 16 2 7 37 26 73 5 2 .262 .320 .387 89 8.9 1.0
70o 347 36 80 15 2 7 35 24 71 4 2 .253 .310 .380 84 5.5 0.6
60o 336 34 75 14 2 6 33 23 70 4 2 .245 .302 .363 79 2.8 0.3
50o 325 32 71 13 2 6 31 21 69 4 2 .239 .294 .357 75 0.4 0.0
40o 314 30 67 12 2 6 29 20 67 3 2 .233 .288 .351 70 -1.8 -0.2
30o 303 28 61 11 2 5 27 19 66 3 2 .219 .272 .327 66 -4.0 -0.4
20o 289 26 56 10 1 5 25 17 64 3 2 .211 .261 .312 60 -6.4 -0.7
10o 270 23 49 9 1 4 22 15 61 3 1 .196 .245 .288 53 -9.2 -1.0
Weighted Mean3283372132631226942.240.297.357761.20.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Starling Marte going to break out this year? I don't see him as a great leadoff hitter, even if he can sustain a .300+ BA
(redguy12588 from Pittsburgh)
See my last... he has a ton of ability but controlling the strike zone is not one of them. People talk about guys like Braun and Trout as once-in-a-generation talents, but so was Alfonso Soriano... very few hitters can be impact players with such terrible K-BB numbers. That's not to say Marte can't or won't be an impact player this year, but let's just say I'm not giving up on Alex Presley yet, either! (Cory Schwartz)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)My #4 OF is Dexter Fowler. Considering swapping him out for the following waiver wire options. H2H league, speed not as valuable, keeper value irrelevant. Jordan Schafer, Juan Rivera, josh reddick, Alex Presley, Dayan viciedo, or Eric Thames. Thoughts?
(NJTomatoes from Oregon)
Yeah, if speed is devalued, I like Viciedo's power potential, Thames should post a solid average with a little power, Presley could hit for a good average and score runs leading off. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as the ultimate upside for recent Pirates callups Chase d'Arnaud and Alex Presley?
(Bill from Pittsburgh)
Second-division starter; bench outfielder. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin- Thanks for the chat. Thoughts on Alex Presley? 3-5 last night, up to .377/.421/.561 at Indy.
(bjealous from NYC)
Super grinder, really can hit, future 4th OF. (Kevin Goldstein)


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