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Portrait of Kris Negron

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
19 .294 1 2 2 0 78 0.0
Birth Date2-1-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12015
2016
-0.22017
0.12018
0.02019
proj
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 CIN 26 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 81 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2014 CIN 28 49 158 39 10 1 6 12 40 1 5 0 .271 .331 .479 89 -1.8 2.6 1.8 0.8
2015 CIN 29 43 107 13 2 0 0 9 23 3 2 0 .140 .238 .161 58 -4.8 0.7 0.2 -0.1
2017 ARI 31 14 31 4 1 0 0 4 7 1 0 0 .160 .300 .200 78 -0.8 -1.9 0.2 -0.2
2018 ARI 32 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 76 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2018 SEA 32 18 30 6 0 0 1 1 9 0 2 0 .207 .233 .310 78 -0.7 0.2 0.3 0.1
2019 LAN 33 15 44 11 0 0 2 3 14 0 0 0 .268 .318 .415 70 -1.6 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2019 SEA 33 10 25 5 0 0 0 2 9 0 1 0 .217 .280 .217 77 -0.6 0.8 0.0 0.1
Career155403801319321045100.221.293.33776-10.41.52.40.5

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 LOW A- NYP 9 35 .249 .329 .337 .393 94 5 0.9 0.4 162 0 -1.0 -0.6 1.8 0.2
2006 RSX Rk GCL 41 162 .258 .340 .385 .285 97 0.8 4.9 1 59 0 5.9 1.8 -2.2 1.1
2007 GRN A SAL 112 467 .257 .330 .386 .286 113 -20.6 13.6 2.3 74 0 7.8 4.1 -13.6 1.4
2007 LNC A+ CLF 3 13 .315 .411 .544 .222 127 -0.5 0.4 0 67 0 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.0
2008 GRN A SAL 92 362 .250 .317 .364 .280 105 -3.5 10.1 -0.3 99 0 -0.7 6.1 -4.9 1.1
2008 LNC A+ CLF 33 131 .276 .345 .412 .365 104 10.6 5.0 0 109 0 8.6 0.0 -1.1 1.3
2008 PME AA EAS 4 9 .287 .358 .449 .167 107 -0.7 0.3 0 55 0 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2009 SAR A+ FSL 8 29 .247 .328 .355 .267 95 0 0.7 0.2 107 0 -0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2
2009 SLM A+ CRL 111 464 .256 .332 .380 .319 100 -0.7 13.3 4.1 93 0 -9.7 4.3 -1.7 1.1
2009 CAR AA SOU 15 67 .252 .333 .367 .239 93 1.3 1.8 0.1 106 0 0.4 0.9 0.7 0.4
2010 CAR AA SOU 120 547 .264 .337 .394 .317 99 13.3 15.7 7.2 105 0 5.8 4.8 5.5 4.0
2010 LOU AAA INT 7 21 .260 .314 .405 .267 102 -3.6 1.1 0 29 0 -0.2 0.1 -2.8 -0.2
2011 LOU AAA INT 123 465 .264 .330 .404 .260 93 -26.7 14.4 2.3 55 0 -4.5 5.4 -20.0 -0.2
2012 CIN MLB NL 4 5 .268 .332 .420 .500 102 0.5 0.1 0 81 7 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2012 LOU AAA INT 74 319 .252 .320 .389 .276 102 -12.4 9.5 1.3 65 0 7.5 4.2 -11.0 1.1
2013 LOU AAA INT 116 379 .252 .325 .379 .292 99 -14.9 10.9 3 70 0 -1.6 1.3 -16.8 -0.3
2014 CIN MLB NL 49 158 .250 .312 .382 .337 104 4 4.1 0.3 89 14 1.8 2.6 -1.8 0.8
2014 LOU AAA INT 75 240 .256 .326 .389 .346 110 -3.6 7.2 2 95 0 0.4 2.5 -4.6 0.7
2015 CIN MLB NL 43 107 .260 .320 .411 .186 92 -11 2.9 0.2 58 13 0.2 0.7 -4.8 -0.1
2015 LOU AAA INT 59 230 .252 .314 .368 .258 96 -11.4 6.4 2.3 67 0 -5.2 -2.1 -11.1 -1.0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 117 419 .265 .327 .409 .309 90 5.5 11.8 1.9 84 0 2.0 -0.2 -12.9 0.3
2017 ARI MLB NL 14 31 .259 .323 .446 .222 96 -1.2 0.9 0 78 11 0.2 -1.9 -0.8 -0.2
2017 RNO AAA PCL 120 437 .280 .346 .450 .356 112 5.4 12.9 -0.5 101 0 12.7 5.8 2.4 3.3
2018 ARI MLB NL 2 3 .238 .308 .399 .333 93 -0.1 0.1 0 76 12 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2018 SEA MLB AL 18 30 .254 .331 .417 .263 96 -2.4 0.8 0 78 12 0.3 0.2 -0.7 0.1
2018 RNO AAA PCL 118 425 .275 .343 .439 .380 116 9.7 12.5 -0.2 107 0 5.6 5.4 4.8 2.8
2019 LAN MLB NL 15 44 .260 .322 .450 .360 100 -0.9 1.3 0 70 18 0.0 -0.9 -1.6 -0.1
2019 SEA MLB AL 10 25 .269 .340 .463 .357 97 -2 0.8 -0.2 77 9 0.0 0.8 -0.6 0.1
2019 TAC AAA PCL 82 356 .294 .364 .506 .401 100 13 12.3 -1.6 109 0 0.0 3.2 5.7 1.7

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 RSX Rk GCL 162 142 19 37 6 2 2 53 16 12 20 10 0 .261 .333 .373 .113 3 3
2006 LOW A- NYP 35 28 8 11 2 1 0 15 5 4 2 5 1 .393 .457 .536 .143 2 2
2007 LNC A+ CLF 13 11 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 .182 .308 .182 .000 0 0
2007 GRN A SAL 467 403 61 91 11 4 3 119 29 46 97 29 7 .226 .321 .295 .069 5 5
2008 GRN A SAL 362 311 50 76 15 5 1 104 27 31 48 25 5 .244 .327 .334 .090 6 6
2008 LNC A+ CLF 131 116 23 38 8 3 7 73 19 5 25 6 1 .328 .383 .629 .302 1 1
2008 PME AA EAS 9 7 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 .143 .222 .286 .143 1 1
2009 CAR AA SOU 67 54 11 13 2 0 2 21 5 8 7 4 1 .241 .373 .389 .148 1 1
2009 SAR A+ FSL 29 24 6 5 0 0 1 8 2 5 8 3 1 .208 .345 .333 .125 0 0
2009 SLM A+ CRL 464 409 69 108 17 4 3 142 34 39 83 20 3 .264 .335 .347 .083 6 6
2010 CAR AA SOU 547 470 79 128 19 6 11 192 41 51 97 34 9 .272 .358 .409 .136 7 7
2010 LOU AAA INT 21 21 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 1 0 .190 .190 .238 .048 0 0
2011 LOU AAA INT 465 417 54 90 16 4 9 141 45 22 102 11 1 .216 .269 .338 .122 5 11
2012 CIN MLB NL 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 0
2012 LOU AAA INT 319 284 34 62 13 2 6 97 20 22 77 17 3 .218 .287 .342 .123 2 5
2013 LOU AAA INT 379 334 31 75 14 1 5 106 30 26 93 11 3 .225 .295 .317 .093 4 6
2014 LOU AAA INT 240 219 33 59 15 3 3 89 25 14 54 9 2 .269 .328 .406 .137 0
2014 CIN MLB NL 158 144 19 39 10 1 6 69 17 12 40 5 0 .271 .331 .479 .208 0
2015 CIN MLB NL 107 93 5 13 2 0 0 15 2 9 23 2 0 .140 .238 .161 .022 0 2
2015 LOU AAA INT 230 204 13 44 5 1 4 63 15 15 47 3 1 .216 .280 .309 .093 2 5
2016 IOW AAA PCL 419 375 47 96 20 4 9 151 46 20 90 23 6 .256 .308 .403 .147 6 7
2017 RNO AAA PCL 437 387 70 116 17 11 13 194 64 35 88 13 3 .300 .366 .501 .202 3 5
2017 ARI MLB NL 31 25 3 4 1 0 0 5 1 4 7 0 0 .160 .300 .200 .040 0 1
2018 RNO AAA PCL 425 371 71 105 17 5 15 177 45 43 121 10 3 .283 .368 .477 .194 2 1
2018 ARI MLB NL 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2018 SEA MLB AL 30 29 6 6 0 0 1 9 3 1 9 2 0 .207 .233 .310 .103 0 0
2019 TAC AAA PCL 356 306 62 95 15 4 12 154 61 41 91 11 3 .310 .396 .503 .193 4 0
2019 LAN MLB NL 44 41 8 11 0 0 2 17 7 3 14 0 0 .268 .318 .415 .146 0 0
2019 SEA MLB AL 25 23 3 5 0 0 0 5 1 2 9 1 0 .217 .280 .217 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 18 0.5556 0.4444 0.3750 0.6000 0.2500 0.5000 0.0000 0.6250 0.0002
2014 564 0.5284 0.5142 0.7138 0.6745 0.3346 0.8109 0.4944 0.2862 -0.0060
2015 369 0.4797 0.4661 0.7384 0.6610 0.2865 0.8376 0.5273 0.2616 0.0047
2017 130 0.3846 0.4000 0.7885 0.6000 0.2750 0.9333 0.5909 0.2115 0.0000
2018 142 0.5352 0.5141 0.6301 0.6974 0.3030 0.6792 0.5000 0.3699 0.0000
2019 280 0.4750 0.4857 0.6618 0.6992 0.2925 0.7527 0.4651 0.3382 0.0000
Career15030.49500.48640.70460.67060.30580.80100.50000.2954-0.0011

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
2012-08-31 2012-10-12 15-DL 42 30 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery ACL and Medial Meniscus 2012-07-10 -
2012-07-06 2012-08-31 Minors 56 51 Right Knee Surgery ACL and Medial Meniscus 2012-07-10 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $
2018 SEA $
2017 ARI $
2016 CHN $
2015 CIN $512,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 132 dJohn Boggs1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Seattle 3/19. Sent outright to Triple-A by Seattle 3/13/19. Contract selected by Seattle 7/16/19. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Seattle 7/29/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 6/4/18. DFA by Arizona 6/6/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/10/18. Contract selected by Seattle 9/1/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona 11/14/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Arizona 9/1/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 10/31/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs 1/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cincinnati 10/30/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 10/14/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cincinnati 7/10/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/30/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12. Non-tendered by Cincinnati 11/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/19/10.
  • Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Boston 8/14/09.
  • Drafted by Boston 2006 (7-223) (Consumnes River CC, Calif.).

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 79 10 20 3 1 3 10 6 21 2 0 .282 .346 .479 102 3.9 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
80o 58 7 14 2 1 2 7 4 16 1 0 .264 .328 .453 93 2.1 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
70o 44 5 9 2 0 1 5 3 12 1 0 .231 .302 .359 88 1.2 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
60o 31 4 6 1 0 1 3 2 9 1 0 .214 .267 .357 82 0.6 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
50o 19 2 5 1 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 .294 .333 .529 78 0.2 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
40o 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 73 0.0 CF 0, 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean243510132710.227.292.409800.3CF 0, 2B 00.0

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
20203435839721231039201076.219.273.363760.42.90.8-0.19.2-7.00.9
202135320346110293419975.213.269.356750.32.10.6-0.28.2-6.50.8
20223630232589283218914.214.272.354740.31.60.4-0.37.8-6.30.7
20233727329539272916823.214.270.354740.21.10.2-0.37.0-5.70.7
20243826528518272816812.212.269.352730.20.80.1-0.46.8-5.70.7
20253925827508272715791.211.267.348720.10.3-0.0-0.56.6-5.90.6
20264025026488262615771.209.265.344700.1-0.1-0.1-0.56.4-5.90.6
20274124526467262514750.208.264.342700.0-0.4-0.2-0.66.3-5.90.6
20284224125467262414750.207.263.33869-0.0-0.7-0.2-0.66.2-6.10.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 68)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 80 Pete Orr 2012 57
2 79 Nick Green 2012 77
3 79 Chase Lambin 2013 0 DNP
4 78 Jim Adduci 2018 75
5 78 Adam Rosales 2016 90
6 77 Fernando Tatis 2008 106
7 77 Aaron Holbert 2006 0 DNP
8 76 Ed Lucas 2015 0 DNP
9 76 Bobby Scales 2011 0 DNP
10 76 Hector Luna 2013 0 DNP
11 75 Jorge Velandia 2008 64
12 74 Eugenio Velez 2015 0 DNP
13 73 Keith Ginter 2009 0 DNP
14 73 Michael Martinez 2016 75
15 73 Jed Hansen 2006 0 DNP
16 73 Matt Carson 2015 0 DNP
17 72 Chris Coste 2006 103
18 72 Roger Bernadina 2017 0 DNP
19 71 Vinny Rottino 2013 0 DNP
20 71 Josh Wilson 2014 66
21 71 Dewayne Wise 2011 64
22 71 Travis Ishikawa 2017 0 DNP
23 71 Cole Gillespie 2017 0 DNP
24 70 Michael Ryan 2011 0 DNP
25 70 Rich Thompson 2012 66
26 70 Brendan Harris 2014 0 DNP
27 70 Scott Seabol 2008 0 DNP
28 69 Esteban German 2011 105
29 69 Darnell McDonald 2012 86
30 69 Hernan Iribarren 2017 0 DNP
31 69 Mike Cervenak 2010 0 DNP
32 69 Gil Velazquez 2013 82
33 69 Cody Ransom 2009 56
34 69 Chris Dickerson 2015 0 DNP
35 69 Jon Weber 2011 0 DNP
36 69 Omar Quintanilla 2015 0 DNP
37 68 Chris Gimenez 2016 73
38 68 Mike Rivera 2010 76
39 68 Mike Jacobs 2014 0 DNP
40 68 Joe Dillon 2009 100
41 68 Royce Huffman 2010 0 DNP
42 67 Justin Christian 2013 0 DNP
43 67 Andy Abad 2006 104
44 67 Corey Patterson 2013 0 DNP
45 67 Matt Kata 2011 0 DNP
46 67 Jeff Bailey 2012 0 DNP
47 66 Chris Aguila 2012 0 DNP
48 66 Adrian Brown 2007 0 DNP
49 66 Nolan Reimold 2017 0 DNP
50 66 Chris Heintz 2008 0 DNP
51 66 Kazuo Matsui 2009 71
52 65 Irving Falu 2016 0 DNP
53 65 Tuffy Gosewisch 2017 47
54 65 David Newhan 2007 66
55 65 Ryan Roberts 2014 71
56 65 Ryan Spilborghs 2013 0 DNP
57 65 Franklin Gutierrez 2016 102
58 64 Mike McCoy 2014 0 DNP
59 64 Damon Hollins 2007 0 DNP
60 64 Joe Inglett 2011 73
61 64 Clint Robinson 2018 0 DNP
62 64 Aaron Guiel 2006 97
63 64 Kevin Barker 2009 69
64 64 Mike Mahoney 2006 0 DNP
65 64 Randy Velarde 1996 108
66 64 Eliezer Alfonzo 2012 0 DNP
67 64 John Lindsey 2010 72
68 64 Juan Samuel 1994 105
69 64 Don Kelly 2013 95
70 64 Brooks Conrad 2013 0 DNP
71 64 Mark Bellhorn 2008 0 DNP
72 63 Jacob Cruz 2006 0 DNP
73 63 Clint Barmes 2012 68
74 63 Tadahito Iguchi 2008 60
75 63 Shawn Wooten 2006 0 DNP
76 63 Koyie Hill 2012 79
77 63 Erik Kratz 2013 93
78 63 Robby Thompson 1995 79
79 63 Terry Shumpert 2000 92
80 63 Dick Green 1974 61
81 63 Sean Rodriguez 2018 65
82 63 Mike Fontenot 2013 0 DNP
83 63 Jason Bourgeois 2015 76
84 63 Bret Boone 2002 111
85 63 Wilson Valdez 2011 65
86 63 Eddie Miller 1950 81
87 63 Damian Jackson 2007 0 DNP
88 63 Damion Easley 2003 50
89 62 Kevin Cash 2011 0 DNP
90 62 Jesus Feliciano 2012 0 DNP
91 62 Stephen Drew 2016 114
92 62 Ronnie Belliard 2008 109
93 62 Mark DeRosa 2008 121
94 62 Jeff Francoeur 2017 0 DNP
95 62 Ramon Vazquez 2010 0 DNP
96 62 Julian Javier 1970 60
97 62 Josh Paul 2008 0 DNP
98 62 Connie Ryan 1953 104
99 62 Jerry Priddy 1953 70
100 62 Andres Blanco 2017 65

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Kris Negron is good enough to thump Triple-A pitching, but hasn't shown an ability to do the same in the bigs. There will be lots of headlines with the phrase "non-roster invitee" and his name in them.
2016 We were right, of course, but that doesn't mean we're happy about it. When Negron managed to randomly display some fleeting ability with the bat during a two-month stint with the Reds back in 2014, we called it exactly that: random and fleeting. Sometimes players like Negron with long and sordid minor-league track records turn into solid major leaguers. Sometimes storm clouds deliver frogs instead of rain. Sometimes the conspiracy theory turns out to be true. Sometimes we let our affinity for effort and attitude and a redemptive narrative cloud our judgment, and we hope someone like Negron will carve out a big-league career, because he'll appreciate it, and so will we. Almost always, we're disappointed.
2015 Negron reached the majors in mid-July and, from August 1st on, started 32 games at second and third base while also making brief appearances in left field and at shortstop. The very best thing a fringe utility player can do for his career is catch lightning in a bottle when he gets his first shot at playing time; Negron's best seasonal OPS in the minors was the .765 mark he posted between Rookie and short-season ball as a 20-year-old in 2006. Which is to say that the .810 figure he put up in Cincinnati is, how do you say, a fluke. The man can steal a base and his versatility is useful on a bench, but don't think Negron's outburst makes Brandon Phillips expendable. Not that you were thinking that. We're just saying.
2013 Negron can play anywhere on the infield or outfield but doesn't hit. He has no power and less plate discipline. He's an excellent basestealer, succeeding on 84 percent of his attempts in seven minor-league seasons. A right ACL injury ended Negron's season in July and eventually required surgery. Assuming he's healthy, he can resume his quest to become the new Wilson Valdez.
2012 After a terrible 2011, Kris Negron might best serve as a warning to the Reds' horde of shortstops who don't play short that well and don't hit enough to get looks anywhere else.
2011 Negron was known for his glove before coming to the Reds organization in the Alex Gonzalez trade, but his bat has perked up after the swap. The natural shortstop has spent time at every position but first, catcher, and pitcher, and his speed has served him well on the basepaths, where he boasts a career 83.2 percent stolen-base success rate. After posting a 952 OPS in the Arizona Fall League, he's on the verge of major-league utilitymanhood.

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