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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date12-14-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age34 years, 6 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12015
0.42016
-0.12017
2018
0.72019
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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 CIN 25 97 226 51 10 1 8 16 57 6 1 2 .254 .324 .433 93 -1.6 2.2 -1.5 0.5
2011 CIN 26 120 308 71 9 1 18 19 78 5 6 1 .254 .309 .487 112 4.5 0.5 -4.3 0.8
2012 CIN 27 120 375 92 16 5 7 18 81 7 6 3 .265 .315 .401 86 -5.8 -1.5 1.1 0.3
2013 CIN 28 87 244 53 11 1 9 9 51 5 3 0 .237 .279 .415 87 -3.1 -0.9 1.9 0.3
2014 CIN 29 119 299 61 15 2 8 15 64 2 9 2 .222 .265 .378 75 -7.8 1.0 0.6 0.0
2015 LAN 30 33 72 10 2 0 2 15 17 0 0 1 .182 .347 .327 113 1.4 -0.7 -1.6 0.1
2016 WAS 31 83 155 30 3 1 9 13 44 2 0 1 .216 .290 .446 98 -0.1 -0.9 1.1 0.4
2017 WAS 32 38 79 12 3 1 1 5 22 0 0 0 .162 .215 .270 67 -3.0 0.4 0.0 -0.1
Career6971758380691262110414272510.238.296.41391-15.60.2-2.72.3

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 BIL Rk PIO 70 285 .277 .363 .415 .298 107 6.8 7.2 -1.3 110 0 -6.6 3.5 -5.5 -0.3
2007 DYT A MDW 104 414 .258 .330 .373 .316 97 10 12.1 -2.6 120 0 7.2 4.9 9.0 3.1
2007 SAR A+ FSL 12 49 .258 .327 .379 .378 101 2.9 1.5 -0.4 135 0 -0.9 0.8 2.0 0.3
2008 SAR A+ FSL 117 515 .254 .326 .375 .321 100 20 15.1 -3.5 134 0 19.0 7.3 10.9 4.9
2008 CHT AA SOU 19 82 .266 .353 .417 .371 111 -0.4 2.4 0.2 106 0 -1.0 1.3 -0.3 0.3
2009 CAR AA SOU 71 314 .257 .332 .381 .358 94 35.3 8.8 0.6 180 0 -3.1 4.3 26.3 3.9
2009 LOU AAA INT 63 271 .264 .327 .402 .303 113 0.4 8.5 -0.9 111 0 1.6 0.1 3.9 1.3
2010 CIN MLB NL 97 226 .256 .325 .401 .312 97 4.1 6.2 -1 93 10 -1.5 2.2 -1.6 0.5
2010 LOU AAA INT 20 89 .254 .326 .409 .283 100 -1.4 2.7 -0.3 89 0 0.4 0.1 -0.9 0.2
2011 CIN MLB NL 120 308 .258 .324 .405 .283 101 10 8.3 -1.3 112 11 -4.3 0.5 4.5 0.8
2011 LOU AAA INT 4 13 .274 .318 .416 .000 104 -1.9 0.4 -0.1 32 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2012 CIN MLB NL 120 375 .258 .317 .406 .328 100 -2.7 10.3 -1.1 86 7 1.1 -1.5 -5.8 0.3
2013 CIN MLB NL 87 244 .252 .315 .384 .265 101 -3.3 6.4 -1.5 87 13 1.9 -0.9 -3.1 0.3
2013 PEN AA SOU 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LOU AAA INT 6 22 .263 .325 .391 .267 109 -2.1 0.6 -0.2 53 0 -0.2 0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2014 CIN MLB NL 119 299 .249 .310 .381 .259 100 -4.4 7.7 -1.3 75 9 0.6 1.0 -7.8 0.0
2015 LAN MLB NL 33 72 .261 .328 .412 .211 97 0.7 1.9 -0.3 113 11 -1.6 -0.7 1.4 0.1
2015 BUF AAA INT 17 67 .255 .311 .357 .175 95 -3.5 1.9 -0.4 80 0 -0.7 0.1 -2.4 -0.2
2015 OKL AAA PCL 66 262 .270 .333 .411 .255 95 12.8 7.3 0 129 0 1.5 2.5 3.3 1.5
2016 WAS MLB NL 83 155 .252 .322 .410 .241 89 1.8 4.4 -0.8 98 11 1.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.4
2017 WAS MLB NL 38 79 .258 .332 .447 .216 99 -7.3 2.3 -0.5 67 10 0.0 0.4 -3.0 -0.1
2017 HAR AA EAS 2 5 .235 .330 .302 .000 99 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 29 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2017 SYR AAA INT 5 17 .285 .360 .417 .400 95 0.4 0.5 -0.1 82 0 0.0 0.1 -0.3 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 BIL Rk PIO 285 245 46 70 10 0 6 98 37 28 33 11 5 .286 .352 .400 .114 9 9
2007 SAR A+ FSL 49 43 6 15 1 0 1 19 5 4 6 3 1 .349 .396 .442 .093 1 1
2007 DYT A MDW 414 374 60 108 24 2 9 163 46 25 57 19 5 .289 .345 .436 .147 5 5
2008 CHT AA SOU 82 79 11 25 6 1 2 39 10 3 15 5 0 .316 .341 .494 .177 0 0
2008 SAR A+ FSL 515 436 77 125 31 7 7 191 51 57 69 27 2 .287 .377 .438 .151 8 8
2009 CAR AA SOU 314 271 54 94 18 2 13 155 40 34 34 13 1 .347 .426 .572 .225 2 2
2009 LOU AAA INT 271 245 37 68 17 1 9 114 37 14 43 8 2 .278 .327 .465 .188 2 2
2010 LOU AAA INT 89 79 6 19 3 0 4 34 13 7 23 2 0 .241 .307 .430 .190 1 1
2010 CIN MLB NL 226 201 33 51 10 1 8 87 21 16 57 1 2 .254 .324 .433 .179 2 1
2011 CIN MLB NL 308 279 44 71 9 1 18 136 50 19 78 6 1 .254 .309 .487 .233 4 1
2011 LOU AAA INT 13 12 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 5 0 0 .083 .077 .333 .250 1 0
2012 CIN MLB NL 375 347 44 92 16 5 7 139 31 18 81 6 3 .265 .315 .401 .135 0 3
2013 PEN AA SOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2013 LOU AAA INT 22 20 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 1 6 0 0 .200 .227 .250 .050 1 0
2013 CIN MLB NL 244 224 29 53 11 1 9 93 23 9 51 3 0 .237 .279 .415 .179 2 4
2014 CIN MLB NL 299 275 34 61 15 2 8 104 22 15 64 9 2 .222 .265 .378 .156 2
2015 LAN MLB NL 72 55 8 10 2 0 2 18 9 15 17 0 1 .182 .347 .327 .145 2 0
2015 BUF AAA INT 67 58 5 9 0 0 2 15 2 9 16 0 0 .155 .269 .259 .103 0 0
2015 OKL AAA PCL 262 216 46 52 8 1 15 107 41 39 57 3 0 .241 .370 .495 .255 1 0
2016 WAS MLB NL 155 139 18 30 3 1 9 62 17 13 44 0 1 .216 .290 .446 .230 1 0
2017 HAR AA EAS 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 0 0
2017 WAS MLB NL 79 74 8 12 3 1 1 20 5 5 22 0 0 .162 .215 .270 .108 0 0
2017 SYR AAA INT 17 17 4 5 2 0 1 10 3 0 6 0 0 .294 .294 .588 .294 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 853 0.5193 0.4760 0.7094 0.6479 0.2902 0.7735 0.5546 0.2906 -0.0003
2011 1133 0.5057 0.4978 0.6862 0.6928 0.2982 0.7733 0.4790 0.3138 0.0032
2012 1372 0.5328 0.4934 0.7607 0.6566 0.3073 0.8333 0.5838 0.2393 0.0035
2013 842 0.5321 0.5202 0.7374 0.6987 0.3173 0.8211 0.5280 0.2626 -0.0012
2014 1064 0.5122 0.5207 0.7347 0.7009 0.3314 0.8089 0.5698 0.2653 -0.0045
2015 294 0.4694 0.4082 0.7500 0.6232 0.2179 0.8140 0.5882 0.2500 -0.0021
2016 634 0.5205 0.4069 0.7132 0.5879 0.2105 0.7887 0.4844 0.2868 0.0000
2017 325 0.4954 0.4708 0.6993 0.6522 0.2927 0.7714 0.5417 0.3007 0.0000
Career65170.51690.48640.72560.66600.29450.80120.54070.27440.0003

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
2013-09-02 2013-09-03 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-07-10 2013-07-11 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2013-04-28 2013-06-25 15-DL 58 52 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-06-15 2012-06-17 DTD 2 2 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-08-06 2011-09-01 15-DL 26 24 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-08-03 2011-08-05 DTD 2 1 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-07-25 2011-07-26 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Contusion Crashed Into Wall - -
2010-09-13 2010-09-15 DTD 2 2 Arm Soreness -
2007-08-02 2007-09-07 Minors 36 0 Left Thumb Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 WAS $1,400,000
2016 WAS $1,250,000
2015 LAN $2,160,000
2014 CIN $1,760,000
2013 CIN $1,325,000
2012 CIN $495,000
2011 CIN $419,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$8,809,000
7 yrTotal$8,809,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 162 dAdam Karon1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/13/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Minnesota 3/22/18.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2017). Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/19/16. Performance bonuses. Released by Washington 7/30/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Washington as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Contract selected by Washington 3/31/16.
  • 1 year/$2.16M (2015). Signed by LA Dodgers 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration). DFA by LA Dodgers 7/30/15. Released by LA Dodgers 8/7/15. Signed by Toronto 8/13/15 (minor-league contract). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Toronto for cash 8/31/15. Contract selected by LA Dodgers 9/6/15. Elected free agency 11/6/15.
  • 1 year/$1.76M (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Cincinnati 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$1.325M (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/1/13 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$1.05M). Performance bonus: $30,000 for 400 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10.
  • Drafted by Cincinnati 2006 (17-504) (Messiah College, Pa.).

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 385 48 95 19 2 14 50 36 90 1 1 .278 .352 .468 113 21.2 2.3
80o 364 43 85 17 2 12 45 32 87 1 1 .262 .333 .437 105 15.2 1.6
70o 350 40 79 16 2 11 42 30 85 1 1 .252 .322 .422 99 11.3 1.2
60o 337 37 75 15 2 11 40 28 83 1 1 .248 .316 .421 94 8.1 0.9
50o 325 35 69 14 1 10 37 26 81 1 1 .235 .302 .392 89 5.3 0.6
40o 313 33 64 13 1 9 35 24 79 1 1 .226 .292 .375 85 2.7 0.3
30o 300 30 60 12 1 9 32 23 77 1 1 .221 .284 .371 80 0.2 0.0
20o 286 28 54 11 1 8 30 21 75 1 1 .208 .270 .350 74 -2.6 -0.3
10o 265 24 48 10 1 7 26 18 71 1 1 .198 .259 .335 66 -5.9 -0.6
Weighted Mean32936711421038278211.240.308.402916.30.7

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)In an NL-only deep Ultra dynasty league, I was recently offered Cliff Lee for Michael Wacha, Luis Valbuena, Daniel Hudson, Jameson Taillon and Chris Heisey. I thought I was being asked tp give up too much, and asked for more in return. Lee's owner then turned around and traded Lee for Randall Delgado, Dave Sappelt, Tyler Cloyd, Francisco Peguero and Khris Davis. This deal struck me as either ludicrous or retaliatory: He gave up up top starter (Lee has had four excellent starts since then) for three fifth outfielders and two fifth starters. Am I wrong to think these two offers are not on the same planet?
(gerrybraun from san diego)
Hi Gerry.

Without knowing the salaries/contracts of the players involved, I'd agree that the two offers don't compare. Taillon and Wacha are both potentially #2 starters for your future team and Hudson is a good bounce back candidate assuming health. Even if I'm being generous, I don't see how Delgado and Cloyd are going to be better than Taillon and Wacha, and the hitters really seem like bench guys who maybe start at some point if they get really, really lucky. My guess is that the deal was ludicrous rather than retaliatory, but you have every right to be annoyed at your league mate. (Mike Gianella)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Backups don't seem to get any love. Who are the best OF and IF backups in MLB? I'm like TEX's David Murphy for the OF, and NYY's E. Nunez for the IF. Thanks.
(Kristen W. from Canada)
I keep waiting for the Reds to give Chris Heisey the everyday LF job and just leave him alone. He's a mini Mike Morse type in my mind; I hope he gets 500 AB's this year although we'll see what effect the signing of Ryan Ludwick has on his PT. As for infielders, I like Nunez (see comments earlier in this chat), but many IF's are glove-first guys so it's harder to get excited about the backups. Heck, I was into Brad Emaus and Josh Rodriguez last year, and that didn't turn out very well! (Cory Schwartz)
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steve What kind of playing time and production do you anticipate for Fred Lewis going forward? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
With Jonny Gomes a-slumpin' and Dusty Baker apparently uninterested in giving Chris Heisey any more playing time, perhaps he can work himself into the left field picture with some hot hitting. I'm afraid that if he doesn't hit right away, he'll be just one more guy in a big outfield mix.

I have some openings in my queue for some new questions and questioners, as things are unusually quiet for a Steve chat. I hope you haven't lost that lovin' feeling. For me, I mean. If you're about to dump your significant other, I guess that's okay. But I feel for you. I really do. (Steven Goldman)


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