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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
269 .189 7 22 28 0 45 -1.3
Birth Date9-5-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
2017
2018
-1.32019
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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
2009 CHN 23 6 20 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .176 .250 .176 66 -0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0
2010 CHN 24 135 394 91 18 5 20 30 100 3 6 1 .254 .316 .500 106 3.5 1.2 -4.2 0.9
2011 CHN 25 80 222 31 8 3 6 14 58 0 0 0 .150 .204 .306 59 -10.2 1.2 4.0 -0.1
2012 COL 26 136 452 122 27 10 18 21 117 2 7 3 .291 .327 .531 101 0.6 1.2 0.7 1.2
2013 COL 27 27 78 12 0 0 3 3 27 0 0 0 .160 .192 .280 61 -3.3 0.6 -1.1 -0.2
2014 SFN 28 57 149 31 10 3 2 8 45 1 1 0 .223 .268 .381 63 -5.9 1.7 0.3 -0.1
Career4411315290632149783526144.239.287.44688-16.06.20.01.9

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 BOI A- NWN 64 288 .255 .330 .373 .302 110 11.2 8.0 -1.3 96 0 9.3 0.4 -6.3 1.1
2007 DAY A+ FSL 63 262 .262 .327 .382 .356 100 15.8 8.1 0.6 122 0 3.7 1.5 2.2 1.6
2007 TEN AA SOU 62 257 .257 .330 .397 .341 102 0.9 8.1 -0.4 97 0 1.8 1.0 -5.5 0.5
2008 TEN AA SOU 137 602 .260 .339 .392 .288 112 -6.7 17.8 -2.2 80 0 3.4 4.9 -19.9 0.4
2009 CHN MLB NL 6 20 .274 .352 .442 .231 99 -1.6 0.6 0.1 66 14 0.2 0.3 -0.8 0.0
2009 DAY A+ FSL 32 129 .247 .325 .348 .321 101 -2.4 3.7 -1.7 98 0 1.4 2.1 -2.8 0.3
2009 TEN AA SOU 84 330 .255 .331 .384 .325 94 13.9 10.2 -3.4 114 0 -4.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2
2010 CHN MLB NL 135 394 .257 .323 .403 .296 98 9.7 10.9 -2.6 106 12 -4.2 1.2 3.5 0.9
2011 CHN MLB NL 80 222 .256 .319 .400 .175 100 -16.3 6.0 -1.6 59 9 4.0 1.2 -10.2 -0.1
2011 IOW AAA PCL 50 212 .288 .354 .456 .313 102 -6.4 6.6 -1.6 48 0 1.7 -0.5 -14.9 -0.8
2012 COL MLB NL 136 452 .253 .315 .403 .364 118 2.9 12.2 -3.1 101 7 0.7 1.2 0.6 1.2
2013 COL MLB NL 27 78 .258 .311 .400 .200 113 -6.7 2.1 -0.1 61 15 -1.1 0.6 -3.3 -0.2
2013 CSP AAA PCL 67 272 .278 .348 .433 .340 115 5.4 7.7 -1.4 110 0 -3.3 0.2 0.4 0.4
2014 SFN MLB NL 57 149 .257 .318 .386 .312 100 -3.2 3.8 -0.7 63 9 0.3 1.7 -5.9 -0.1
2014 FRE AAA PCL 50 176 .279 .348 .442 .294 94 -10.7 5.3 -1.8 41 0 3.7 1.4 -10.6 -0.2
2015 CHR AAA INT 88 323 .250 .317 .365 .310 107 -17 9.0 -3.7 61 0 -3.5 -1.0 -17.7 -1.7
2018 TUL AA TEX 15 47 .248 .325 .386 .367 109 -0.1 1.3 -0.7 67 0 1.7 0.5 -2.2 0.1

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 BOI A- NWN 288 265 50 71 12 6 11 128 53 17 55 12 5 .268 .317 .483 .215 0 0
2007 TEN AA SOU 257 247 34 72 11 2 9 114 31 5 54 7 1 .291 .313 .462 .170 1 1
2007 DAY A+ FSL 262 245 38 75 24 3 7 126 50 10 47 10 4 .306 .341 .514 .208 0 0
2008 TEN AA SOU 602 540 68 138 27 11 14 229 80 44 101 7 4 .256 .314 .424 .169 5 5
2009 TEN AA SOU 330 307 51 92 13 7 14 161 50 16 57 5 1 .300 .332 .524 .225 4 4
2009 DAY A+ FSL 129 112 18 28 5 2 1 40 10 13 27 3 1 .250 .333 .357 .107 0 0
2009 CHN MLB NL 20 17 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 5 0 0 .176 .250 .176 .000 1 0
2010 CHN MLB NL 394 358 60 91 18 5 20 179 56 30 100 6 1 .254 .316 .500 .246 2 1
2011 CHN MLB NL 222 206 17 31 8 3 6 63 20 14 58 0 0 .150 .204 .306 .155 1 1
2011 IOW AAA PCL 212 203 32 52 12 6 7 97 32 5 55 1 1 .256 .270 .478 .222 3 1
2012 COL MLB NL 452 420 62 122 27 10 18 223 72 21 117 7 3 .291 .327 .531 .240 1 2
2013 CSP AAA PCL 272 229 47 63 8 6 9 110 32 36 62 6 3 .275 .377 .480 .205 1 1
2013 COL MLB NL 78 75 8 12 0 0 3 21 10 3 27 0 0 .160 .192 .280 .120 0 0
2014 FRE AAA PCL 176 163 21 37 9 2 2 56 18 11 43 1 0 .227 .278 .344 .117 1
2014 SFN MLB NL 149 139 16 31 10 3 2 53 18 8 45 1 0 .223 .268 .381 .158 1
2015 CHR AAA INT 323 305 27 69 15 3 4 102 25 15 92 0 1 .226 .264 .334 .108 1 1
2018 TUL AA TEX 47 42 7 12 2 0 1 17 5 4 12 0 0 .286 .340 .405 .119 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 79 0.3544 0.5696 0.7556 0.6786 0.5098 0.9474 0.6154 0.2444 -0.0010
2010 1428 0.4559 0.5112 0.7000 0.6820 0.3681 0.8311 0.4965 0.3000 -0.0055
2011 810 0.4815 0.5370 0.7379 0.7077 0.3786 0.8442 0.5535 0.2621 0.0036
2012 1683 0.4641 0.5092 0.7048 0.6735 0.3670 0.7852 0.5770 0.2952 -0.0025
2013 316 0.4715 0.4873 0.7078 0.6711 0.3234 0.7600 0.6111 0.2922 -0.0026
2014 551 0.4791 0.4809 0.6679 0.6553 0.3206 0.7977 0.4239 0.3321 -0.0019
Career48670.46500.51080.70570.67960.36350.81090.53500.2943-0.0023

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
2012-09-29 2012-09-30 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2010-09-20 2010-10-04 15-DL 14 13 Left Chest Collapsed Lung Pneumothorax From Bat Laceration -
2010-09-13 2010-09-13 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-05-10 2009-05-19 Minors 9 0 Head Concussion Moderate -
2008-10-26 2008-10-26 WIN 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-10-26
2008-02-24 2008-02-27 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Tightness -
2007-03-04 2007-03-13 Camp 9 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHA $
2014 SFN $
2013 COL $
2012 COL $481,000
2011 CHN $440,000
2010 CHN $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,322,000
3 yrTotal$1,322,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 85 dISE Baseball1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/20/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 2017. Did not play.
  • 2016. Long Island of independent Atlantic League.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/5/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Miami 4/3/15. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 5/3/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by San Francisco 2/22/14 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1M in majors. May opt out of contracts 3/31/14 or 6/1/14 if not on 25-man roster. Contract selected by San Francisco 5/10/14. DFA by San Francisco 8/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/7/14. Refused assignment 10/4/14.
  • 1 year/$2.275M (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Signed by Colorado 3/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/8/11.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2010). Re-signed 2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 9/21/09.
  • Drafted 2006 (1-13). $1.475M 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 340 36 74 16 1 11 39 23 90 0 0 .237 .292 .401 73 -0.1 1B 0, LF 0 0.0
80o 316 31 64 14 1 9 35 20 86 0 0 .220 .273 .368 63 -5.1 1B 0, LF 0 -0.6
70o 298 28 57 12 1 8 31 18 82 0 0 .207 .258 .344 56 -8.2 1B 0, LF 0 -0.9
60o 283 26 53 11 1 8 29 16 79 0 0 .202 .251 .342 50 -10.6 1B 0, LF 0 -1.2
50o 269 24 48 10 1 7 26 15 76 0 0 .192 .239 .324 45 -12.5 1B 0, LF 0 -1.4
40o 255 21 43 9 1 6 24 14 73 0 0 .181 .227 .303 39 -14.2 1B 0, LF 0 -1.5
30o 240 19 38 8 0 6 22 12 70 0 0 .169 .212 .284 33 -15.7 1B 0, LF 0 -1.7
20o 222 17 33 7 0 5 19 11 66 0 0 .158 .202 .263 26 -17.0 1B 0, LF 0 -1.8
10o 198 14 27 6 0 4 16 9 60 0 0 .144 .187 .241 16 -18.3 1B 0, LF 0 -2.0
Weighted Mean2762550111728167800.195.246.32848-11.61B 0, LF 0-1.3

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
2020343483667130935201030.210.259.33342-1.2-10.9-0.9-2.88.9-16.1-0.3
202135300315711073018880.208.259.33042-1.0-9.3-0.7-2.57.7-13.8-0.3
202236291305611072917850.211.262.33443-1.0-9.1-0.7-2.57.5-13.4-0.3
202337265275010062616790.206.257.32741-1.0-8.7-0.7-2.46.8-12.5-0.2
20243826026499062515780.206.256.32641-1.0-8.6-0.6-2.46.7-12.3-0.2
20253924825479062415740.206.257.32541-0.9-8.3-0.6-2.46.4-11.7-0.2
20264024024469062314720.205.256.32340-0.9-8.2-0.6-2.36.2-11.5-0.2
20274123524438052314700.205.255.32140-0.9-8.2-0.6-2.46.0-11.2-0.2
20284223123438052214700.203.254.31739-0.9-8.3-0.6-2.46.0-11.2-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 67)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 77 Josh Wilson 2014 66
2 75 Raul Chavez 2006 75
3 75 Ed Lucas 2015 0 DNP
4 74 Kevin Cash 2011 0 DNP
5 74 Koyie Hill 2012 79
6 74 Josh Paul 2008 0 DNP
7 74 Corey Patterson 2013 0 DNP
8 73 Adam Rosales 2016 90
9 73 Tuffy Gosewisch 2017 47
10 71 Pete Orr 2012 57
11 71 Mike Rivera 2010 76
12 71 Nick Green 2012 77
13 71 Omar Quintanilla 2015 0 DNP
14 71 Shawn Wooten 2006 0 DNP
15 71 Jeff Francoeur 2017 0 DNP
16 71 Michael Martinez 2016 75
17 70 Travis Ishikawa 2017 0 DNP
18 70 Clint Robinson 2018 0 DNP
19 70 Bobby Wilson 2016 71
20 69 Dewayne Wise 2011 64
21 69 Matt Kata 2011 0 DNP
22 69 Brendan Harris 2014 0 DNP
23 69 Drew Butera 2017 84
24 69 Chris Heintz 2008 0 DNP
25 69 Mike Mahoney 2006 0 DNP
26 68 Royce Huffman 2010 0 DNP
27 68 Jim Adduci 2018 75
28 68 Wil Nieves 2011 57
29 68 Fernando Tatis 2008 106
30 68 Chris Coste 2006 103
31 68 Rene Rivera 2017 87
32 68 Roger Bernadina 2017 0 DNP
33 68 Jorge Velandia 2008 64
34 68 Chase Lambin 2013 0 DNP
35 67 Adrian Brown 2007 0 DNP
36 67 Humberto Quintero 2013 82
37 67 Aaron Holbert 2006 0 DNP
38 67 Harry Spilman 1988 74
39 67 Mike Jacobs 2014 0 DNP
40 66 Keith Ginter 2009 0 DNP
41 66 Chris Gimenez 2016 73
42 66 Ramon Vazquez 2010 0 DNP
43 66 Jim Poole 1928 0 DNP
44 66 Cole Gillespie 2017 0 DNP
45 66 Eric Young 2018 59
46 66 Chris James 1996 0 DNP
47 66 Walter Holke 1926 0 DNP
48 66 Damon Hollins 2007 0 DNP
49 66 Jeff Mathis 2016 72
50 66 Don Kelly 2013 95
51 66 Jim Rushford 2007 0 DNP
52 66 Jon Weber 2011 0 DNP
53 66 Emilio Bonifacio 2018 0 DNP
54 66 Hernan Iribarren 2017 0 DNP
55 66 Robb Quinlan 2010 69
56 65 Gil Velazquez 2013 82
57 65 Bert Haas 1947 98
58 65 Earl McNeely 1931 70
59 65 Mickey Vernon 1951 99
60 65 Joe Inglett 2011 73
61 65 Roy Elsh 1924 97
62 65 Don Kolloway 1952 83
63 65 Jack Hannahan 2013 70
64 65 Kerry Robinson 2007 0 DNP
65 65 Paul Janish 2016 91
66 65 Gary Varsho 1994 61
67 65 Frank O'Rourke 1927 92
68 65 Wil Cordero 2005 68
69 65 John Mabry 2004 114
70 65 Joe McEwing 2006 72
71 65 Darnell Coles 1995 93
72 64 Brian R. Hunter 2001 0 DNP
73 64 Bill Hart 1946 0 DNP
74 64 William Marriott 1927 78
75 64 Ron Coomer 2000 87
76 64 Pete Coscarart 1946 84
77 64 Jose Molina 2008 62
78 64 Hank Camelli 1948 0 DNP
79 64 Ethan Allen 1937 102
80 64 Damian Jackson 2007 0 DNP
81 64 Mike Pagliarulo 1993 109
82 64 John Baker 2014 55
83 64 Nolan Reimold 2017 0 DNP
84 64 Timo Perez 2008 0 DNP
85 64 Ryan Spilborghs 2013 0 DNP
86 64 Glenn Myatt 1931 78
87 64 Gino Cimoli 1963 85
88 64 Clyde McCullough 1950 82
89 64 Cedric Durst 1930 68
90 64 Tito Landrum 1988 74
91 64 Daryle Ward 2008 93
92 63 Carmen Castillo 1991 70
93 63 B.J. Upton 2018 0 DNP
94 63 Travis Jackson 1937 0 DNP
95 63 Mike McCormick 1950 79
96 63 Jamie Quirk 1988 109
97 63 Don Gutteridge 1945 72
98 63 Michael Ryan 2011 0 DNP
99 63 Myril Hoag 1941 77
100 63 Ray Murray 1951 78

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Injuries are a part of the game, and thus so is Tyler Colvin, who can park one on occasion while filling in at left, right or first.
2014 Can you say Quad-A? Tyler Colvin looked like a major-leaguer in the Pacific Coast League, which is not a major league.
2013 The good news is that Colvin, acquired from the Cubs in December 2011 for fellow disappointment Ian Stewart, hit more line drives and returned to his rookie level of offensive production. The bad news is that his plate discipline has gone from bad to worse. Once pitchers figure out that they don't have to throw Colvin strikes, he'll scuffle again. In fact, it may have started to happen. Last season, his ISO dropped from .321 in the first half to .176 in the second. Small samples or not, those are troubling trends. Primarily a right fielder, Colvin also saw action in center field and at first base last year.
2012 Colvin's isolated power in 2010 was higher than all but 11 of the qualifying batters in the major leagues. He lost a lot of that tremendous power in 2011, but the problem was deeper—he lost some of the gains he'd made in plate discipline, and he wasn't centering up the ball at all, leading to a lot of weakly hit balls and thus easy outs. Colvin didn't even regroup as hoped in Triple-A. Still, a fly-ball hitter who plays half his games at Coors Field always has a chance. He'll be in the mix for at-bats at all three outfield spots as well as first base.
2011 Is Colvin baseball's answer to the fish taco? In his way, he's an interesting collection of unlikely elements that make for a surprising treat in concert. He's too athletic to be a mere slug, providing good speed on the bases and a fly-ball stroke that limits GIDPs, the arm for right if not the range for center, and less patience than you'd like but more than he used to have. Whether he's an interesting oddity or a burgeoning star will depend on his ability to keep delivering homers at a steep clip; his home run/fly ball rate was up in the same stratosphere as guys named Pujols, Konerko, and Papi. If he can do that and play a great right field, he'll deserve an everyday gig, even while exacerbating the team's OBP problem. The near tragedy of his being speared by the barrel of Welington Castillo's shattered maple bat shouldn't be an issue for him in camp.
2010 Colvin’s second pass through the Southern League was a mixed bag. Half-full thinkers will see the increased slugging percentage and note that the former first-round pick finally developed the home run power his size and swing have long suggested, while the half-empty set will retort that Colvin’s move from center to right may have upped the offensive ante beyond what he can be expected to produce. Colvin’s walk rate and power production remain inversely proportional, and the product of that unique formula is more likely to be a bench player than a starting corner outfielder.
2009 A toolsy maybe, Colvin made big strides in the second half when he learned to start ripping the pitches he could hit instead of waiting for a walk to just happen. Pitch identification is an issue, but at some point it's going to boil down to what he can do opposed to trying to make him do what he can't. Poor instincts might keep him out of center, and while he has the arm for right, he'll need to hit a lot better than his slugging over .500 after the Southern League's all-star break, as promising as that was in his age-23 season. In short, he's still shy of a finished product, and will need to build on a good second half to deliver as something more than just an extra outfielder.
2008 At this stage of his development, Colvin has a couple of significant holes in his swing; any time your strikeout-to-walk ratio looks like Tom Brady's touchdown-to-interception ratio, that's bad news. While the power and speed tools are there, they're not off the charts. Colvin's upside is a .280/.320/.500-type of hitter; that's valuable in center field, but less so in an outfield corner, so his defensive progress is the key. Although our translations suggest Colvin took quite well to center last year, the scouting reports were mixed.
2007 The Cubs` first-round pick in 2006 had a lackluster pro debut, but the predictive power of a player`s first exposure to wooden bats is exceptionally low. He`s more toolsy and less polished than your typical collegiate first-rounder; then again, most scouts thought he was more of a third-round pick than a first. He`s seen as above average in the traditional five tools, but his plate discipline last year was dismal.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What players to you see suffering a big regression. What players do you think surprise this year?
(Jason from Philadelphia )
Torii Hunter seems like an obvious regression candidate. The BABIP was extreme and the power and speed are dwindling as he moves into his later 30s. Chris Davis is kind of a one-trick pony and if the power slips even a little his value takes a serious hit. I don't see another 30+ bombs for Davis this year. As far as surprises go, I think Ike Davis shakes off the rust of his Valley Fever and becomes a serious 40 home run threat. Tyler Colvin is a player I really like to find a way into playing time and hit 20 home runs (assuming, of course, he gets to play). (Mike Gianella)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tyler Colvin in Denver or Ian Stewart in Chicago, who has a better 2012?
(Chuck Norris' Right Fist from Choose or Die)
Ugh. Uuuuugh. Stewart. (Sam Miller)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Tyler Colvin? He is a very controversial player amongst Cub fans.
(Matt from Chicago)
I think he can be a useful piece, but I wouldn't overexpose him as an every day player. He's never going to have a high OBP, he's always going to strike out a lot, but power is power, especially from the left side. If I'm the Cubs, I carry him as a 4th outfielder (remember, Soriano, Byrd, and Fukudome are all 32 or older) and bench bat, and then also carry a 5th guy who's righty and can play defense, like a Reed Johnson type. (Mike Petriello)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Happy New Year KG. I know there's no love for Tyler Colvin as a future star, but 2nd division starter seems a bit low too. Is there any wiggle room there?
(strupp from Madison)
Not for me. No clue how he's a first-division starter at 1B or a corner OF. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do scouts around the league view Tyler Colvin as a viable , everyday player or more of a 4th OF?
(Matt from Chicago)
At the beginning of the year, strictly a fourth outfield. Now, opinion is more evenly split. (John Perrotto)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance that Tyler Colvin can get his OBP in the .330-.340 range? I like the pop but he seems hopeless against decent breaking stuff.
(Matt from Chicago)
His minor league walk rates were never that high, and I don't usually see players develop patience at the major league level. I'd say .330 would be his 80th percentile in a perfect world, but that we're looking at a .280/.315/.460 hitter worth keeping around pre-arbitration, but not after that. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)After mining the relevant data, is there anything that tells you that Tyler Colvin can settle in as a .280/.340/.840 type if player? His K rate can't stay this high, can it?
(Matt from Chicago)
I relayed this question to resident Cubs fan and data miner Colin Wyers. I'll let his answer stand on its own: "Colvin exists to punish me for every time I've laughed at Jeff Francoeur." (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Tyler Colvin? His power has been impressive, but he seems a little out of place leading off. Have you talked with KG recently about what his ceiling might be given this year's performance? He seems like more of a 5-hitter than a leadoff guy to me....Thanks!
(mschroeder14 from wi)
That's kind of my hope, with DeWitt added to the team, is that they slot him up front and move Colvin lower down again. But let's face it, as much of an interesting tools guy with potentially high upside as he might have, I find it hard to believe that Colvin is going to get homers on 18 percent of his fly balls forever. Cut that down several pegs, and you've got a guy a lot like a young Jacque Jones (with a better arm). Playable in a corner for several seasons, up until he gets expensive. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-04-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has anything youve seen from Tyler Colvin, thus far, changed your statistical outlook on him for this season or for his career, going forward?
(Matt from Chicago)
Not especially. It is hard to seem him continuing to hit .375 with isolated power of .519 on balls in play, even if he's played for a full-time platoon advantage. He's still within his first 100 PA, and major league pitchers often seem to go through an extended "show me you can this" phase before developing a more detailed book. If he can through May with numbers like this I'll start to believe there's a real component to the changes. (Clay Davenport)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)the chicago media is gaga over Tyler Colvin, mostly because he's not Milton Bradley. What is his upside? What do you think about his prospects?
(spf from ill.)
Remember back in the day when Todd Hollandsworth got hot and that certain subsection of Cubs folks (you know the type) got all worked up and wanted him to play more and then when he did, it wasn't so good? It's like that. Colvin is going to have a big league career, but he'll have for more time as a bench outfielder than a starter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What can we read into Tyler Colvin's ridiculous August (.379/.425/.689) and good season (.300/.334/.524)? Still MLB starter potential? 4th OF/bench bat?
(Mark from Sacramento)
Stock is certainly back up, but I have problems seeing him as a every day guy in a corner. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the biggest 1st round blunder you've seen a team make in the past few years Tyler Colvin seems like a good candidate. And don't give up on the Jonas brothers just yet, Alec Baldwin joined the group and...never mind they just kicked him out.
(carl from airport)
uh, Matt Bush?

Back in the day, I had a theory that Hanson would, like 20 years after mmm-bop release some kind of sprawling masterpiece, because they were actually musicians -- That might be true about the Jonas brothers as well. They play instruments, they're living a life that could lead to some strangeness down the road. I wouldn't be shocked. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)How do you view Tyler Colvin after the subpar 2008 season?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
He's another tough one because he did have a real good second half and showed an improved approach. I wasn't a huge fan even coming into the year because he's fringy in center and doesn't have the power for a corner -- bad combo. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageCubs take Brett Jackson from Cal, who seemed to be in the mix for every team in the 20s. He's either a star or the next Tyler Colvin. That's really the range here as a risk/upside college guy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageThis reminds me what the Cubs did a few years ago when they drafted Tyler Colvin with the intention of spending money on Jeff Samardzija later in the draft. We hear the Pirates will be busy in the Dominican and in later rounds, but it's certainly weird to see Sanchez' name in the top five. Not more than a couple days ago, Kevin and I agreed that Jason Castro was a better prospect one year ago. And we know what we all thought about that Castro pick then. (Bryan Smith)
 

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