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Birth Date6-18-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age34 years, 2 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2.12015
-0.42016
0.12017
2018
0.22019
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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 FLO 24 128 565 162 31 6 9 53 77 4 8 5 .321 .390 .460 111 8.9 0.2 -5.4 1.6
2010 FLO 25 91 400 96 20 3 5 33 84 4 10 3 .268 .335 .383 83 -7.3 4.3 -1.6 0.4
2011 FLO 26 65 298 62 20 1 5 22 49 4 7 6 .230 .296 .368 80 -6.6 -2.3 1.3 0.1
2012 MIA 27 39 105 13 1 0 1 9 12 0 0 2 .140 .212 .183 63 -4.4 0.7 -2.1 -0.3
2013 MIA 28 70 214 50 10 3 1 17 43 1 2 0 .256 .318 .354 80 -4.5 -0.1 2.3 0.3
2014 CHN 29 125 432 109 28 5 9 39 81 3 7 4 .283 .352 .452 110 4.9 2.4 4.9 2.3
2015 CHN 30 148 503 110 25 6 16 58 94 3 11 2 .250 .341 .443 107 5.7 1.4 2.0 2.1
2016 CHN 31 48 128 26 7 2 1 22 26 2 1 0 .252 .391 .388 73 -3.8 -0.2 1.0 0.0
2016 OAK 31 51 172 23 5 0 5 13 47 1 1 1 .146 .215 .272 74 -5.0 0.7 -3.4 -0.3
2017 TOR 32 36 88 15 2 0 1 9 22 2 0 0 .200 .299 .267 78 -2.1 0.4 0.3 0.1
Career80129056661492653275535244723.258.334.39894-14.27.6-0.76.3

Statistics for All Levels

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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 JAM A- NYP 28 111 .239 .308 .335 .326 113 2.5 2.5 0 125 0 3.6 2.0 0.4 0.9
2006 MRL Rk GCL 2 7 .272 .371 .367 .333 82 0.9 0.1 0 13 0 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8 -0.2
2007 GRB A SAL 81 360 .266 .344 .405 .353 118 19 10.7 -0.7 149 0 -1.4 -0.6 21.5 3.0
2007 JUP A+ FSL 34 148 .265 .334 .395 .220 95 -6.3 4.6 -0.4 64 0 3.4 1.6 -5.4 0.4
2008 CAR AA SOU 132 565 .264 .344 .397 .332 107 9.4 17.5 -0.7 125 0 -1.8 2.6 11.1 2.9
2009 FLO MLB NL 128 565 .261 .328 .418 .365 97 23.4 16.3 -3.8 111 12 -5.4 0.2 8.9 1.6
2009 NWO AAA PCL 25 110 .260 .329 .387 .361 83 13.3 3.2 0.1 153 0 -3.0 1.7 7.0 0.9
2010 FLO MLB NL 91 400 .257 .321 .403 .336 94 5.6 11.0 -2.6 83 7 -1.6 4.3 -7.3 0.4
2011 FLO MLB NL 65 298 .255 .313 .393 .263 93 -3.5 8.0 0.7 80 8 1.3 -2.3 -6.6 0.1
2011 JUP A+ FSL 10 41 .265 .325 .384 .387 87 2.6 1.2 -0.1 152 0 -1.4 0.1 2.0 0.2
2011 JAX AA SOU 5 23 .249 .334 .370 .222 87 -0.4 0.7 0 93 0 -0.8 0.5 -0.1 0.0
2011 NWO AAA PCL 15 68 .288 .350 .431 .240 93 0 2.1 0.1 82 0 2.2 1.4 -1.3 0.4
2012 MIA MLB NL 39 105 .251 .314 .393 .146 93 -10.9 2.9 -0.3 63 11 -2.1 0.7 -4.4 -0.3
2012 NWO AAA PCL 84 368 .280 .345 .442 .309 93 16 10.9 -3 115 0 2.8 0.2 7.8 1.8
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 24 104 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIA MLB NL 70 214 .251 .310 .393 .322 95 0.7 5.6 -0.4 80 12 2.3 -0.1 -4.5 0.3
2013 JUP A+ FSL 9 28 .245 .314 .345 .238 96 -2.9 0.8 -0.1 41 0 -0.9 0.4 -2.2 -0.2
2013 NWO AAA PCL 3 14 .270 .344 .388 .455 78 4.1 0.4 0.1 169 0 -0.2 -1.2 0.9 0.0
2014 CHN MLB NL 125 432 .246 .307 .375 .337 101 11.3 11.1 -2.6 110 10 4.9 2.4 4.9 2.3
2014 IOW AAA PCL 24 88 .267 .336 .403 .321 92 0.9 2.6 -1.1 87 0 -1.0 0.5 -1.9 -0.1
2015 CHN MLB NL 148 503 .260 .321 .410 .284 93 11.9 13.6 -3.1 107 7 2.0 1.4 5.7 2.1
2016 CHN MLB NL 48 128 .250 .320 .406 .325 89 4.8 3.6 -0.9 73 9 1.0 -0.2 -3.8 0.0
2016 OAK MLB AL 51 172 .258 .320 .423 .170 102 -16.2 4.9 -0.4 74 9 -3.4 0.7 -5.0 -0.3
2016 TEN AA SOU 5 21 .249 .334 .368 .533 106 4.2 0.6 -0.2 245 0 -0.5 -0.6 2.6 0.2
2016 IOW AAA PCL 5 17 .263 .308 .416 .533 84 3.4 0.5 -0.2 153 0 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.2
2017 TOR MLB AL 36 88 .245 .316 .418 .264 101 -4.7 2.6 0 78 12 0.3 0.4 -2.1 0.1
2017 DUN A+ FSL 4 13 .275 .342 .388 .500 112 2 0.4 -0.1 190 0 -0.1 -0.3 1.0 0.1
2017 BUF AAA INT 7 28 .244 .294 .356 .250 90 0.4 0.8 -0.1 128 0 0.4 -0.7 0.8 0.1
2018 IOW AAA PCL 53 206 .265 .328 .407 .270 91 -0.4 6.0 -2.9 94 0 -0.1 1.6 -0.6 0.4
2018 CUB Rk AZL 8 36 .228 .311 .343 .391 91 5.2 1.1 -0.4 180 0 0.5 0.3 2.8 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 JAM A- NYP 111 94 14 28 5 1 0 35 12 13 9 5 2 .298 .380 .372 .074 1 1
2006 MRL Rk GCL 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0
2007 GRB A SAL 360 305 60 99 26 4 10 163 64 47 43 19 4 .325 .423 .534 .210 0 0
2007 JUP A+ FSL 148 130 17 26 5 3 2 43 18 15 19 5 1 .200 .283 .331 .131 0 0
2008 CAR AA SOU 565 483 83 144 32 5 7 207 74 67 65 34 10 .298 .395 .429 .130 2 2
2009 NWO AAA PCL 110 96 21 33 9 1 3 53 22 12 10 9 1 .344 .422 .552 .208 0 0
2009 FLO MLB NL 565 504 84 162 31 6 9 232 47 53 77 8 5 .321 .390 .460 .139 1 3
2010 FLO MLB NL 400 358 60 96 20 3 5 137 28 33 84 10 3 .268 .335 .383 .115 2 3
2011 FLO MLB NL 298 269 33 62 20 1 5 99 22 22 49 7 6 .230 .296 .368 .138 2 1
2011 JUP A+ FSL 41 35 4 12 1 0 0 13 2 5 5 1 1 .343 .415 .371 .029 1 0
2011 JAX AA SOU 23 19 3 4 1 0 0 5 0 4 1 0 0 .211 .348 .263 .053 0 0
2011 NWO AAA PCL 68 53 11 13 4 0 1 20 7 8 5 3 1 .245 .358 .377 .132 3 1
2012 MIA MLB NL 105 93 10 13 1 0 1 17 10 9 12 0 2 .140 .212 .183 .043 2 1
2012 NWO AAA PCL 368 317 42 90 21 3 7 138 31 46 44 10 2 .284 .375 .435 .151 3 0
2012 AGU Wnt DWL 104 89 15 19 5 2 4 40 14 10 26 1 0 .214 .294 .449 .236 2 2
2013 MIA MLB NL 214 195 10 50 10 3 1 69 10 17 43 2 0 .256 .318 .354 .097 1 0
2013 NWO AAA PCL 14 12 1 6 1 0 1 10 3 2 0 1 1 .500 .571 .833 .333 0 0
2013 JUP A+ FSL 28 27 1 5 0 1 0 7 2 1 6 0 0 .185 .214 .259 .074 0 0
2014 IOW AAA PCL 88 70 9 17 5 0 0 22 6 13 18 6 1 .243 .379 .314 .071 1
2014 CHN MLB NL 432 385 50 109 28 5 9 174 41 39 81 7 4 .283 .352 .452 .169 2
2015 CHN MLB NL 503 440 64 110 25 6 16 195 41 58 94 11 2 .250 .341 .443 .193 1 1
2016 TEN AA SOU 21 16 3 8 4 0 0 12 6 5 1 0 0 .500 .619 .750 .250 0 0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 17 17 3 8 3 0 0 11 1 0 2 0 0 .471 .471 .647 .176 0 0
2016 OAK MLB AL 172 158 14 23 5 0 5 43 14 13 47 1 1 .146 .215 .272 .127 0 0
2016 CHN MLB NL 128 103 21 26 7 2 1 40 16 22 26 1 0 .252 .391 .388 .136 1 0
2017 DUN A+ FSL 13 12 2 6 3 0 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .538 .750 .250 0 0
2017 TOR MLB AL 88 75 7 15 2 0 1 20 5 9 22 0 0 .200 .299 .267 .067 1 1
2017 BUF AAA INT 28 23 2 5 2 0 0 7 4 5 3 0 2 .217 .357 .304 .087 0 0
2018 CUB Rk AZL 36 29 7 10 2 1 1 17 4 7 5 1 0 .345 .472 .586 .241 0 0
2018 IOW AAA PCL 206 179 28 42 11 1 4 67 15 22 34 1 1 .235 .332 .374 .140 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 2223 0.5196 0.4058 0.8282 0.5558 0.2434 0.8894 0.6769 0.1718 -0.0106
2010 1594 0.5082 0.4235 0.7985 0.5667 0.2755 0.8584 0.6713 0.2015 0.0001
2011 1096 0.5009 0.4443 0.8131 0.6029 0.2852 0.8912 0.6474 0.1869 -0.0034
2012 414 0.5121 0.4058 0.8571 0.5377 0.2673 0.8947 0.7778 0.1429 -0.0013
2013 789 0.4930 0.4221 0.7598 0.5861 0.2625 0.8246 0.6190 0.2402 -0.0044
2014 1657 0.4876 0.4490 0.8065 0.6436 0.2638 0.8808 0.6339 0.1935 -0.0016
2015 1989 0.4927 0.4369 0.8032 0.6418 0.2379 0.8792 0.6042 0.1968 0.0026
2016 1177 0.4452 0.4350 0.7461 0.6221 0.2848 0.8313 0.5968 0.2539 0.0000
2017 354 0.4746 0.4661 0.8000 0.6607 0.2903 0.8919 0.6111 0.2000 0.0000
Career112930.49540.42990.80180.60160.26200.87180.64340.1982-0.0025

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
2014-08-18 2014-08-19 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2013-06-09 2013-09-01 15-DL 84 73 Right Low Back Strain - -
2013-06-05 2013-06-08 DTD 3 1 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2012-03-10 2012-03-12 Camp 2 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-07-29 2011-07-29 On-Alr 0 0 Left Elbow Hyperextension - -
2011-06-17 2011-08-19 15-DL 63 55 Left Knee Inflammation -
2011-04-28 2011-04-30 DTD 2 1 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2011-03-17 2011-03-25 Camp 8 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2011-03-08 2011-03-10 Camp 2 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2010-07-26 2010-10-04 60-DL 70 64 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-08-11
2010-07-18 2010-07-21 DTD 3 3 Low Back Strain -
2009-09-07 2009-09-08 DTD 1 0 Ankle Sprain -
2007-08-23 2007-09-09 Minors 17 0 - General Medical Hernia - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 TOR $
2016 OAK $4,800,000
2015 CHN $2,505,000
2014 CHN $
2013 MIA $503,500
2012 MIA $500,000
2011 FLO $490,000
2010 FLO $475,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$9,273,500
6 yrTotal$9,273,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 148 dBoras Corp.1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/3/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $3M in majors. May earn additional $1M in performance bonuses. Released by Philadelphia 3/28/17. Signed by Toronto 4/1/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 4/14/17. DFA, released by Toronto 8/12/17.
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago Cubs 2/25/16. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 6/9/16.
  • 1 year/$2.505M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5035M (2013). Re-signed by Miami 3/13. Non-tendered by Miami 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Renewed by Miami 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2011). Re-signed by Florida 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2010). Re-signed by Florida 3/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Florida 5/8/09.
  • Drafted by Florida 2006 (1s-36) (Mississippi). $0.95M 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 45 86 19 2 10 42 42 79 3 2 .261 .351 .421 106 16.3 1.7
80o 361 41 78 17 2 9 39 38 77 3 2 .248 .336 .400 98 11.1 1.1
70o 348 38 72 16 2 8 36 35 76 3 1 .236 .321 .380 93 7.6 0.8
60o 336 36 67 15 1 8 34 33 74 3 1 .227 .311 .366 88 4.9 0.5
50o 325 34 63 14 1 7 32 31 73 2 1 .220 .302 .348 84 2.4 0.2
40o 314 32 59 13 1 7 30 29 71 2 1 .212 .294 .342 79 0.1 0.0
30o 302 30 55 12 1 6 28 27 69 2 1 .204 .282 .323 75 -2.1 -0.3
20o 289 27 51 11 1 6 26 25 67 2 1 .198 .274 .318 69 -4.6 -0.5
10o 270 24 45 10 1 5 23 22 64 2 1 .186 .260 .298 62 -7.6 -0.8
Weighted Mean3283464151733327331.221.305.352853.20.3

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better 2016 slash line at 500 PA: Coughlin or Soler?
(Dan from Boston)
Tom Coughlin is an old football coach. Chris Coghlan is an outfielder who I think has a higher floor than Jorge Soler this season, but who definitely has a much lower ceiling. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)As the Mets end this series, because of their dominant starting pitching, can you please explain how starting pitching is still grossly overrated? Thanks for the chat! Enjoy reading your Twitter trolling.
(Jon from NYC)
Let's be clear: the Mets didn't win this series because of their dominant starting pitching. They won by playing a bit better than the Cubs were in all areas throughout the series. The Cubs failed to put together good at-bats at times, missed mistake pitches at others. The Mets' team defense provided excellent support to the Mets' pitchers, especially the starters.
More broadly, starting pitching is overrated basically because of what I outline above. Run prevention isn't all about the pitcher, and way too often, the game itself is looked at through the lens of starting pitching when there are two or three other (and often better) ways to explain the same action. It would be silly, for instance, to truly blame the Cubs' starters for the loss of this series. Yes, they made some critical mistakes, most notably the one Hammel made to Lucas Duda last night. The Mets hitters still had to make those mistakes hurt, though, and they couldn't have done much better a job. The pitch Murphy hit out for two runs off Arrieta: there was a ton of narrative around that, "What happened to Arrieta? Is he gassed?" Well, yeah, probably, but that's not why Daniel Murphy took that pitch out. Murphy did that because he just couldn't miss for a week. It wasn't even a bad pitch. Murphy beat Arrieta. Duda beat Hammel. Chris Coghlan also beat Noah Syndergaard in Game 2, only to have Granderson make that great catch. Pitchers aren't nearly the controllers of the action we make them out to be.
All that, plus, the more we learn about the game, the more it seems like starters should very often be gone by the sixth or seventh inning, so the role of the role in the modern game is ever-shrinking. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously though, what is the plan for Schwarber now?
(JD from North of Victory)
Schwarber is another interesting element of the Cubs' interesting winter ahead. He's a better defensive left fielder than he appeared to be over the last week. He could stick just fine out there. Obviously, he has more defensive value at catcher, and that would help alleviate the jam the Cubs have out there-not only Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan, but Billy McKinney could be knocking on the door by midsummer, and depending how the infield shakes out, Kris Bryant might become an outfield refugee. On the other hand, I can't really see Schwarber being more than an average defensive catcher, especially with regard to framing. (He was exactly average in that regard this season.) The Cubs went out of their way to add Miguel Montero and David Ross last winter, in no small part because those guys are exceptional framers. Both guys are under contract for next season and using Schwarber as a catcher crowds that picture, too. They also have Willson Contreras, who broke out as a prospect in 2015, and might well think he's the catcher of the (long-term) future. I think Schwarber breaks camp as the starting left fielder, but that's nowhere near certain yet. (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jacob deGrom the next Chris Coghlan? Meaning he wins the ROY, but then fades away? We have to remember that he didn't become a pitcher until later in his career and also had TJS.
(MetsFaithful5 from Syracuse)
Pitchers' growth curves aren't linear, so I'm much more likely to believe he took a real leap forward than I am with a hitter who simply happened to line his "rookie" year up with his physical peak years. (Sam Miller)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)10 tm NL only, Drop Coghlan for Belt? Is Ike Davis still rosterable in NL only? Thanks
(sdoron from Jerusalem, Israel)
Tough question, lots of complicating factors. Brandon Belt is better, but is still probably 3 weeks away from getting back to the bigs, and at that, the Giants weren't committing to him as an everyday player before the injury. Things are crazy in Florida right now, and a lot of Chris Coghlan's value is going to come down to McKeon's opinion of him. He's been bad so far, but he just announced that he was playing through injury, which might make them more willing to give him another chance. There's no right call here unless you can see into the minds of these managers, but I might go with Belt, if forced to pick.

Yes. Davis is absolutely still rosterable in NL-only. (Derek Carty)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where is Chris Coghlan going to play most of his games in the Majors? Think he moves to the infield when the Marlins inevitably fall out of the race and deal Dan Uggla?
(Trey from San Diego)
While an Uggla deal which restores him to second base is an intriguing and legitimate possibility, nobody loved Coghlan's D at the keystone before, and it's only going to get tougher for him to move back the more time passes. I suspect his long-term future is in the outfield, and hope for his sake he can maintain last year's breakout level. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Although not nearly the defeneder Emilio Bonifacio is at 2B, wouldn't the Marlins be best suited putting Chris Coghlan at 2B should they deal Dan Uggla based on the value of his bat in the infield?
(Goose from Chicago)
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Garrett Jones would easily have 30+ home runs if he had come up with McCutchen. Are either viable ROY candidates in the NL?
(WilliamWallace from Pittsburgh)
Jones leads NL rookies in VORP, curiously enough, with McCutchen right behind him. As good as Jones has been, I view him as a journeyman having an unsustainable season, and I wonder if the Writers will see it the same way. I think Chris Coghlan also has to be in the conversation, as well as J.A. Happ and Tommy Hanson. (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)With the sudden emergence of Chris Coghlan, do you think Dan Uggla's days in Miami are numbered?
(Gray from Chicago)
In that Uggla is older and more expensive than Coghlan, sure, that's possible. But money aside, let's not let one smokin' hot month from Coghlan confuse which of them is the better player. (Ken Funck)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John. Do you hear anything from scouts about Chris Coghlan? Is his future at 2nd base or in the outfield?
(jtrichey from Indianapolis)
He's certainly a better defensive second baseman than Dan Uggla, but, long-term, most scouts like him better in the outfield. (John Perrotto)
2008-09-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)If you were the Marlins, would you field offers for Dan Uggla this offseason and give the 2B job to Chris Coghlan?
(Tom from Miami)
I would do half of that. Uggla has peaked, and trading him now would be a good idea. That said, the Marlins are in position to trade offense for defense a bit, and maybe instead of Coghlan, they could look for someone with more glove than bat. (Joe Sheehan)


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