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Portrait of Juan Centeno

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
36 .240 1 3 4 0 75 -0.2
Birth Date11-16-1989
Height5' 9"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.12015
-1.02016
-0.42017
0.02018
-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
2013 NYN 23 4 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 84 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 NYN 24 10 33 6 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 72 -1.0 -0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2015 MIL 25 10 23 1 1 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .048 .130 .095 64 -0.9 0.3 -1.0 -0.1
2016 MIN 26 55 192 46 12 1 3 12 38 1 0 0 .261 .312 .392 78 -4.8 -1.0 -12.1 -1.0
2017 HOU 27 22 57 12 0 0 2 4 12 0 0 0 .231 .286 .346 91 -0.4 -0.5 -5.5 -0.4
2018 TEX 28 10 38 6 1 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 .162 .184 .270 81 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0
Career1113537414162270100.227.278.33179-8.0-1.2-21.0-1.5

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
2007 MTS Rk GCL 12 45 .247 .343 .362 .171 99 -4.3 1.2 0.6 237 0 -0.3 0.1 -4.0 -0.2
2008 MTS Rk GCL 24 75 .253 .339 .359 .228 103 -2.6 1.6 1 177 0 0.8 0.5 9.2 1.2
2009 BRO A- NYP 32 120 .243 .318 .344 .191 90 -13.1 3.4 2 33 0 0.6 0.0 -10.6 -0.5
2010 BRO A- NYP 32 104 .253 .327 .375 .364 104 5.4 3.5 2.1 122 0 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.7
2010 SLU A+ FSL 11 41 .254 .319 .370 .233 97 -4.8 1.2 0.6 55 0 -0.2 -1.0 -2.7 -0.2
2010 BIN AA EAS 1 1 .244 .329 .398 .000 87 -0.3 0.0 0 76 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 SLU A+ FSL 52 178 .264 .335 .387 .363 107 0.4 5.3 2.1 105 0 -0.1 -1.0 -2.8 0.3
2012 BIN AA EAS 79 313 .263 .330 .399 .331 102 -8.4 8.6 5.2 82 0 -12.8 -2.2 -10.7 -1.3
2012 MAN Wnt PWL 30 107 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB NL 4 10 .234 .285 .369 .333 96 -0.3 0.3 0.2 84 12 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 BIN AA EAS 6 24 .257 .330 .395 .333 99 -0.9 0.7 0.4 68 0 0.1 -0.8 -1.0 -0.1
2013 LVG AAA PCL 67 237 .285 .350 .439 .339 113 -6.8 6.8 3.8 83 0 6.3 0.2 -6.5 1.1
2014 NYN MLB NL 10 33 .250 .313 .374 .240 96 -2.7 0.9 0.5 72 12 -1.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 BIN AA EAS 21 83 .268 .333 .422 .333 106 -2.7 2.3 1.4 105 0 -1.3 -0.3 -0.8 0.1
2014 LVG AAA PCL 53 202 .278 .353 .428 .329 105 1.7 6.1 3.6 86 0 -2.6 -3.5 -4.0 0.0
2015 MIL MLB NL 10 23 .247 .306 .384 .071 92 -3.5 0.6 0.3 64 11 -1.0 0.3 -0.9 -0.1
2015 CSP AAA PCL 51 187 .262 .323 .392 .323 114 -6.6 5.2 2.8 73 0 -9.0 0.9 -8.2 -0.8
2016 MIN MLB AL 55 192 .258 .323 .421 .319 112 -4.6 5.4 3.2 78 9 -12.1 -1.0 -4.8 -1.0
2016 ROC AAA INT 15 55 .271 .325 .402 .250 100 -1.4 1.5 0.8 86 0 -0.1 -0.1 -1.4 0.1
2017 HOU MLB AL 22 57 .257 .328 .438 .263 103 -3 1.7 1 91 17 -5.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.4
2017 FRE AAA PCL 65 257 .277 .341 .443 .362 103 -1.8 7.6 3.2 88 0 -17.3 -2.2 -5.6 -1.4
2018 TEX MLB AL 10 38 .253 .313 .417 .172 107 -4.4 1.1 0.6 81 12 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2018 ROU AAA PCL 59 232 .265 .329 .405 .266 97 -9.3 6.8 2 65 0 1.8 -0.4 -11.4 -0.1
2018 MAY Wnt PWL 11 35 .000 .000 .000 .143 95 1.5 1.6 0.8 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 PAW AAA INT 23 85 .241 .315 .400 .313 94 -4.8 2.9 1.8 0 0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 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
2007 MTS Rk GCL 45 41 4 6 0 0 0 6 2 3 6 0 0 .146 .222 .146 .000 0 0
2008 MTS Rk GCL 75 63 10 13 1 0 0 14 1 8 8 0 0 .206 .307 .222 .016 2 2
2009 BRO A- NYP 120 110 8 18 2 1 0 22 9 5 18 1 1 .164 .210 .200 .036 2 2
2010 BRO A- NYP 104 89 17 33 8 1 1 46 10 6 8 1 0 .371 .385 .517 .146 8 8
2010 SLU A+ FSL 41 35 1 7 0 0 0 7 1 3 7 1 0 .200 .250 .200 .000 2 2
2010 BIN AA EAS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 SLU A+ FSL 178 157 22 50 5 1 1 60 11 12 22 3 1 .318 .368 .382 .064 1 7
2012 BIN AA EAS 313 281 29 80 12 2 0 96 35 23 43 1 1 .285 .337 .342 .057 4 4
2012 MAN Wnt PWL 107 92 8 23 2 1 1 30 7 9 13 1 0 .250 .327 .326 .076 1 3
2013 BIN AA EAS 24 23 4 6 1 1 0 9 3 0 5 0 0 .261 .261 .391 .130 0 1
2013 NYN MLB NL 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .000 0 0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 237 213 25 65 10 2 0 79 28 12 24 1 1 .305 .346 .371 .066 3 6
2014 LVG AAA PCL 202 179 19 52 5 0 1 60 17 15 26 2 0 .291 .343 .335 .045 3
2014 BIN AA EAS 83 77 8 22 5 0 0 27 8 6 11 0 1 .286 .337 .351 .065 0
2014 NYN MLB NL 33 30 1 6 0 0 0 6 2 3 5 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .000 0
2015 MIL MLB NL 23 21 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 7 0 0 .048 .130 .095 .048 0 0
2015 CSP AAA PCL 187 176 11 52 6 3 0 64 24 5 19 2 2 .295 .312 .364 .068 4 1
2016 MIN MLB AL 192 176 16 46 12 1 3 69 25 12 38 0 0 .261 .312 .392 .131 0 3
2016 ROC AAA INT 55 49 5 12 1 0 1 16 5 4 4 1 0 .245 .315 .327 .082 0 1
2017 HOU MLB AL 57 52 5 12 0 0 2 18 4 4 12 0 0 .231 .286 .346 .115 0 1
2017 FRE AAA PCL 257 235 25 73 12 1 1 90 33 16 37 0 1 .311 .354 .383 .072 2 3
2018 ROU AAA PCL 232 205 27 48 9 0 2 63 27 16 34 0 1 .234 .291 .307 .073 4 5
2018 TEX MLB AL 38 37 3 6 1 0 1 10 3 1 7 0 0 .162 .184 .270 .108 0 0
2018 MAY Wnt PWL 35 32 3 5 0 0 1 8 5 2 4 0 0 .156 .200 .250 .094 1 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 85 80 8 21 2 0 1 26 11 4 15 0 0 .263 .306 .325 .063 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 39 0.4615 0.4872 0.8421 0.5556 0.4286 0.9000 0.7778 0.1579 -0.0014
2014 122 0.4262 0.3770 0.8043 0.4231 0.3429 1.0000 0.6250 0.1957 -0.0023
2015 89 0.5618 0.4270 0.6842 0.5800 0.2308 0.8276 0.2222 0.3158 -0.0005
2016 740 0.4811 0.4581 0.7906 0.5955 0.3307 0.9340 0.5512 0.2094 0.0000
2017 207 0.5169 0.4106 0.7647 0.5421 0.2700 0.8793 0.5185 0.2353 0.0000
2018 144 0.5069 0.3681 0.8113 0.4932 0.2394 0.9167 0.5882 0.1887 0.0000
Career13410.48920.43250.78450.55840.30890.92170.54160.2155-0.0003

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
2011-05-25 2011-06-03 Minors 9 8 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 TEX $600,000
2017 HOU $
2016 MIN $
2015 MIL $
2014 NYN $
2013 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$600,000
1 yrTotal$600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 8 dMagnus Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 11/13/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2018). Claimed by Texas off waivers from Houston 11/27/17. Re-signed by Texas 3/18. DFA by Texas 5/3/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/19/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Houston 5/21/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/4/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 5/6/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/18/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from NY Mets 10/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by NY Mets 9/9/13.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2007 (32-991) (Antonio Luchetti HS, Arecibo, P.R.).

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 98 11 25 5 0 2 11 7 18 0 0 .281 .337 .404 99 4.5 C -5 -0.1
80o 77 8 18 3 0 2 8 5 15 0 0 .257 .316 .386 91 2.5 C -4 -0.2
70o 61 6 14 3 0 1 6 4 12 0 0 .250 .311 .357 84 1.4 C -3 -0.2
60o 48 5 11 2 0 1 5 3 10 0 0 .250 .298 .364 79 0.7 C -3 -0.2
50o 36 3 8 1 0 1 4 2 7 0 0 .242 .286 .364 74 0.2 C -2 -0.2
40o 24 2 5 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .227 .261 .273 69 -0.1 C -1 -0.1
30o 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .200 .273 .200 64 -0.1 C -1 -0.1
Weighted Mean4241020143800.263.317.395770.4C -2-0.2

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
202030312336512163022640.229.287.34271-1.13.7-0.93.78.0-7.1-14.2
202131306326512162920630.232.287.34471-1.33.3-0.93.57.9-7.1-15.4
202232305326412163021640.230.288.34571-1.33.4-0.93.47.8-7.0-15.3
202333296326211162920620.230.289.34772-1.23.4-0.83.27.6-6.6-14.9
202434296316312162920620.230.287.34771-1.33.2-0.83.17.6-6.8-14.9
202535273295710162719580.229.287.34371-1.22.7-0.82.87.0-6.3-13.8
202636260285410152518560.229.288.34572-1.12.7-0.72.66.7-5.9-13.1
202737253275310152417540.228.287.34371-1.12.4-0.72.56.5-5.9-12.7
20283824526519152417530.228.286.34271-1.12.2-0.72.36.3-5.8-12.4

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Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 84 Bryan Holaday 2017 87
2 82 Humberto Quintero 2009 67
3 82 Omir Santos 2010 0 DNP
4 81 Rocky Gale 2017 96
5 81 Austin Romine 2018 85
6 80 Bobby Wilson 2012 70
7 80 Koyie Hill 2008 29
8 80 Paul Phillips 2006 75
9 79 Mike Nickeas 2012 60
10 78 Craig Tatum 2012 0 DNP
11 78 Steve Lombardozzi 2018 0 DNP
12 77 Anderson Hernandez 2012 0 DNP
13 77 Ramon Santiago 2009 84
14 77 Sandy Leon 2018 58
15 76 Steve Clevenger 2015 98
16 76 Chris Herrmann 2017 83
17 76 Brent Abernathy 2007 0 DNP
18 76 Rob Johnson 2012 73
19 75 Chris Valaika 2015 0 DNP
20 75 Jordan Pacheco 2015 97
21 75 Luis Hernandez 2013 0 DNP
22 75 Vinny Rottino 2009 0 DNP
23 74 Michael Martinez 2012 62
24 74 Alfredo Amezaga 2007 79
25 74 Logan Schafer 2016 82
26 74 Brian Dinkelman 2013 0 DNP
27 73 Ray Olmedo 2010 0 DNP
28 73 Rafael Ynoa 2017 0 DNP
29 73 Jason Tyner 2006 85
30 73 Emmanuel Burriss 2014 0 DNP
31 73 Josh Barfield 2012 0 DNP
32 72 Brian Barden 2010 67
33 72 Angel Chavez 2011 0 DNP
34 72 Clint Barmes 2008 100
35 72 Justin Sellers 2015 0 DNP
36 72 Ozzie Martinez 2017 0 DNP
37 72 Chris Barnwell 2008 0 DNP
38 72 Carlos Corporan 2013 86
39 72 Luis Maza 2009 0 DNP
40 72 Wilson Valdez 2007 51
41 72 Charlie Culberson 2018 101
42 72 Tony Cruz 2016 81
43 72 Jordan Brown 2013 88
44 71 Gabe Lopez 2009 0 DNP
45 71 Kevin Russo 2014 0 DNP
46 71 Luis Cruz 2013 50
47 71 Mike Eylward 2009 0 DNP
48 71 Eric Bruntlett 2007 82
49 71 Casey Smith 2008 0 DNP
50 71 Eric Farris 2015 0 DNP
51 71 Jerry Owens 2010 0 DNP
52 71 Mike Lockwood 2006 0 DNP
53 71 Nate Grindell 2006 0 DNP
54 71 Melvin Dorta 2011 0 DNP
55 71 Niuman Romero 2014 0 DNP
56 71 Eric Fryer 2015 95
57 71 Ryan Goins 2017 74
58 71 Eddy Garabito 2006 0 DNP
59 70 Zach Sorensen 2006 0 DNP
60 70 Manny Mayorson 2012 0 DNP
61 70 Mike Rabelo 2009 0 DNP
62 70 Josh Wilson 2010 71
63 70 Joe Inglett 2007 96
64 70 Danny Sandoval 2008 0 DNP
65 70 Ryan Jackson 2017 0 DNP
66 70 Gregorio Petit 2014 90
67 70 Ali Castillo 2018 0 DNP
68 70 Luis Rivas 2009 0 DNP
69 70 Darin Mastroianni 2015 0 DNP
70 70 Alberto Gonzalez 2012 68
71 70 Andrew Romine 2015 75
72 70 Efren Navarro 2015 71
73 70 Christian Colon 2018 0 DNP
74 70 Jason Ellison 2007 53
75 70 Phil Gosselin 2018 77
76 69 Blake Davis 2013 0 DNP
77 69 Felix Perez 2014 0 DNP
78 69 Drew Meyer 2011 0 DNP
79 69 Drew Butera 2013 71
80 69 Ryan Lollis 2016 0 DNP
81 69 Matt Tolbert 2011 58
82 69 Brent Morel 2016 0 DNP
83 69 Aaron Mathews 2011 0 DNP
84 69 Justin Christian 2009 0 DNP
85 69 Ryan Hanigan 2010 119
86 69 Chris Magruder 2006 0 DNP
87 69 Joaquin Arias 2014 76
88 68 Donovan Solano 2017 0 DNP
89 68 Corey Jones 2017 0 DNP
90 68 Willie Harris 2007 91
91 68 Blake Lalli 2012 73
92 68 Jason Alfaro 2007 0 DNP
93 68 Angel Sanchez 2013 77
94 68 Terry Tiffee 2008 87
95 68 Chris Gutierrez 2013 0 DNP
96 68 Chris Roberson 2009 0 DNP
97 68 Ron Calloway 2006 0 DNP
98 68 Ramiro Pena 2015 0 DNP
99 68 Mike Freeman 2017 57
100 68 Greg Dobbs 2008 109

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 Anglicize his last name and you'll unearth "John Rye," an appellation that wouldn't be out of place among the hardy stoics of the Deadball Era. That nom de sport doesn't just fit an earlier era, it matches his workaday skill set; Centeno is a poor fielder for his position and an indifferent hitter. But back in the day, the catcher was ennobled by his sheer willingness to absorb brutal foul tips and sacrifice his knees in the pursuit of glory, and little things like hitting well or controlling the run game were superfluous pieces of value, not the expectation. Cleared of concussion symptoms just in time to make the Astros' postseason roster, Centeno is a receiver made desirable simply by his ability to hold on.
2017 John Ryan Murphy’s ineptitude forced Centeno into an expanded role, and the 26-year-old journeyman showed a decent bat and a terrible glove. He looks the part of a catcher at a stocky 5-foot-9 and has the contact skills to produce the empty .260 or so batting average necessary to carve out a niche as a left-handed-hitting backup, but it’s hard to imagine any team living with his defense behind the plate. Centeno threw out just 14 percent of attempted base-stealers, and there were 38 combined passed balls and wild pitches in his 439 innings—73 percent higher than the league average. He even tossed in six errors for good measure.
2016 The true Catcher in the Rye, Juan Centeno, continued to wander through the wet fields, heading west-northwest for his next warm cup of coffee.
2015 Juan Centeno gets on base at a decent clip, and his throwing and footwork are exceptional. For more information on why the Mets cut him, see Anthony Recker's comment.
2014 Juan Centeno caught Billy Hamilton stealing as a September call-up. If he does it again, itll probably be at Triple-A.
2013 Baseball teams always need catchers, especially ones who hit lefty, and catchers can take time to develop, so keep an eye out for Juan Centeno as a 29-year-old rookie in 2019.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 asx .000 0.0 1312 .000 0.1 25 -.052 -.006 0.8 0.9 0.6
2010 afa .000 0.0 455 .000 -0.1 16 .011 .006 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
2010 asx .000 0.0 1423 .000 0.2 32 -.013 -.001 0.3 0.5 0.0
2011 afa .000 0.0 1617 .002 -1.2 43 -.046 .004 1.2 -0.1 -0.1
2012 aax -.013 -10.2 3299 .003 -2.9 65 -.028 .004 1.1 -12.3 -12.8
2013 mlb -.005 -0.1 133 -.003 0.1 5 .005 .004 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2013 aax .000 0.0 253 .000 0.0 4 -.052 .000 0.1 0.1 0.1
2013 aaa .004 2.8 2559 .000 0.0 49 -.155 .000 4.9 6.7 6.3
2014 aax -.004 -0.8 822 .000 -0.1 12 .006 .000 0.0 -1.2 -1.3
2014 mlb -.009 -0.6 383 .008 -0.9 6 .019 .003 -0.1 -1.7 -1.5
2014 aaa -.002 -1.1 2156 .001 -0.5 42 .023 .000 -0.7 -2.9 -2.6
2015 aaa -.015 -7.5 2071 .002 -1.1 46 .012 .002 -0.4 -8.9 -9.0
2015 mlb -.018 -0.9 301 .001 -0.1 3 .017 .000 0.0 -0.6 -1.0
2016 aaa -.002 -0.4 0 .000 0.0 10 -.006 .000 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2016 mlb -.020 -8.9 2174 .005 -2.4 18 .039 .004 -0.5 -12.3 -12.1
2017 mlb -.025 -4.2 787 .004 -0.9 11 .048 .007 -0.4 -5.7 -5.5
2017 aaa -.021 -14.6 2838 .003 -2.9 38 -.012 .001 0.3 -17.9 -17.3
2018 mlb -.002 -0.2 405 .004 -0.4 0 .000 .002 0.0 -0.2 -0.7
2018 aaa .002 0.8 286 .003 -0.3 33 -.052 .010 1.0 1.8 1.8
2019 aaa .000 0.0 102 -.001 0.0 16 -.011 .000 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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