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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.02015
0.52016
0.12017
1.82018
0.32019
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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
2010 SLN 23 11 37 9 2 0 0 2 6 1 1 0 .265 .324 .324 72 -1.1 0.7 0.1 0.1
2011 SLN 24 148 375 86 20 3 1 33 65 3 2 2 .264 .334 .353 82 -7.1 -0.3 -7.5 -0.4
2012 SLN 25 143 426 85 10 7 4 37 83 5 6 3 .227 .303 .324 74 -12.6 5.0 2.7 0.8
2013 SLN 26 123 358 78 25 1 5 22 56 3 6 3 .238 .290 .366 84 -6.0 3.9 3.6 1.4
2014 SLN 27 104 184 39 11 0 0 20 33 2 1 3 .242 .333 .311 83 -3.4 -0.6 -1.1 0.0
2015 COL 28 101 209 38 3 2 5 20 45 0 1 2 .205 .283 .324 76 -5.1 -0.6 -0.7 0.0
2016 COL 29 99 289 66 12 2 8 34 56 1 3 0 .264 .349 .424 94 -1.5 3.4 -5.1 0.5
2017 ARI 30 130 398 80 16 5 10 48 89 4 4 0 .233 .332 .395 96 -0.9 -3.2 -4.7 0.1
2018 ARI 31 138 423 83 22 4 13 64 110 2 0 1 .238 .353 .436 106 4.3 -0.7 2.1 1.8
Career99726995641212446280543212414.240.324.37087-33.47.5-10.74.4

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
2007 BAT A- NYP 66 283 .253 .335 .363 .315 101 -3.6 8.2 0.6 93 0 6.7 0.7 -7.4 0.9
2008 PMB A+ FSL 115 456 .253 .327 .371 .259 95 -2.7 13.4 0.1 94 0 -3.7 1.5 -10.5 0.1
2008 SFD AA TXS 9 42 .273 .341 .424 .371 87 2.4 1.2 -0.1 128 0 3.0 0.2 0.4 0.5
2009 SFD AA TXS 73 324 .264 .338 .387 .354 116 11.8 9.1 -0.4 146 0 6.1 -0.1 11.9 2.8
2009 MEM AAA PCL 46 172 .274 .342 .417 .275 86 -1.6 5.0 -0.9 76 0 2.0 1.5 -6.4 0.1
2010 SLN MLB NL 11 37 .273 .350 .432 .321 89 0.9 1.0 0.1 72 10 0.1 0.7 -1.1 0.1
2010 MEM AAA PCL 116 531 .278 .348 .439 .296 99 6.6 17.1 -1.2 103 0 -3.4 5.0 -4.6 1.2
2011 SLN MLB NL 148 375 .253 .317 .397 .323 96 2.4 10.1 1.5 82 8 -7.5 -0.3 -7.1 -0.4
2012 SLN MLB NL 143 426 .252 .319 .397 .279 99 -8.5 11.7 0.8 74 5 2.7 5.0 -12.6 0.8
2013 SLN MLB NL 123 358 .251 .311 .390 .271 102 -5.8 9.4 2.2 84 9 3.6 3.9 -6.0 1.4
2014 SLN MLB NL 104 184 .242 .303 .367 .305 102 -2.8 4.7 0.4 83 13 -1.1 -0.6 -3.4 0.0
2015 COL MLB NL 101 209 .245 .307 .391 .244 111 -7.2 5.6 0.9 76 10 -0.7 -0.6 -5.1 0.0
2016 COL MLB NL 99 289 .251 .318 .407 .305 110 3.7 8.2 0.2 94 9 -5.1 3.4 -1.5 0.5
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 4 18 .290 .356 .461 .462 115 0.9 0.5 0 128 0 -0.6 0.0 0.3 0.0
2017 ARI MLB NL 130 398 .252 .321 .421 .283 98 -1 11.6 -1.7 96 9 -4.7 -3.2 -0.9 0.1
2018 ARI MLB NL 138 423 .243 .313 .398 .300 100 12.2 11.8 -0.4 106 10 2.1 -0.7 4.3 1.8

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 BAT A- NYP 283 250 29 67 7 5 0 84 31 26 37 12 3 .268 .349 .336 .068 0 0
2008 SFD AA TXS 42 37 6 13 1 1 0 16 4 3 2 1 1 .351 .415 .432 .081 0 0
2008 PMB A+ FSL 456 403 57 98 24 2 8 150 50 33 53 7 7 .243 .313 .372 .129 5 5
2009 MEM AAA PCL 172 150 23 38 4 0 2 48 17 16 21 3 0 .253 .322 .320 .067 4 4
2009 SFD AA TXS 324 288 46 93 26 5 8 153 51 31 41 0 1 .323 .395 .531 .208 1 1
2010 SLN MLB NL 37 34 6 9 2 0 0 11 4 2 6 1 0 .265 .324 .324 .059 0 0
2010 MEM AAA PCL 531 468 86 132 32 3 9 197 71 47 48 8 4 .282 .350 .421 .139 5 5
2011 SLN MLB NL 375 326 35 86 20 3 1 115 28 33 65 2 2 .264 .334 .353 .089 3 10
2012 SLN MLB NL 426 374 41 85 10 7 4 121 26 37 83 6 3 .227 .303 .324 .096 3 7
2013 SLN MLB NL 358 328 43 78 25 1 5 120 43 22 56 6 3 .238 .290 .366 .128 2 3
2014 SLN MLB NL 184 161 20 39 11 0 0 50 10 20 33 1 3 .242 .333 .311 .068 0
2015 COL MLB NL 209 185 22 38 3 2 5 60 22 20 45 1 2 .205 .283 .324 .119 0 4
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 18 15 1 6 1 0 0 7 1 3 2 0 1 .400 .500 .467 .067 0 0
2016 COL MLB NL 289 250 38 66 12 2 8 106 38 34 56 3 0 .264 .349 .424 .160 4 0
2017 ARI MLB NL 398 344 47 80 16 5 10 136 51 48 89 4 0 .233 .332 .395 .163 2 0
2018 ARI MLB NL 423 349 54 83 22 4 13 152 57 64 110 0 1 .238 .353 .436 .198 7 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 118 0.5085 0.5085 0.8667 0.7000 0.3103 0.9524 0.6667 0.1333 0.0004
2011 1331 0.4568 0.4771 0.7559 0.6447 0.3361 0.8699 0.5720 0.2441 -0.0090
2012 1607 0.4798 0.4549 0.7907 0.6563 0.2691 0.8577 0.6400 0.2093 -0.0112
2013 1251 0.5052 0.4780 0.8060 0.6472 0.3053 0.8826 0.6402 0.1940 -0.0025
2014 662 0.4985 0.4366 0.7993 0.6455 0.2289 0.8638 0.6184 0.2007 -0.0035
2015 757 0.5218 0.4875 0.7724 0.6253 0.3370 0.8381 0.6393 0.2276 0.0028
2016 1147 0.4935 0.4019 0.7744 0.5724 0.2358 0.8611 0.5693 0.2256 0.0000
2017 1577 0.5035 0.4046 0.7649 0.5630 0.2439 0.8322 0.6073 0.2351 0.0000
2018 1721 0.4916 0.4236 0.7106 0.6017 0.2514 0.7819 0.5455 0.2894 0.0000
Career101710.49180.44340.76870.61800.27460.84600.60090.2313-0.0033

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
2014-07-30 2014-07-30 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion HBP -
2010-06-29 2010-07-28 Minors 29 0 Left Shoulder Fracture Hairline Fracture Collarbone -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 CHN $1,000,000
2020 CHN $2,500,000
2019 CHN $1,500,000
2018 ARI $2,000,000
2017 ARI $1,350,000
2016 COL $2,100,000
2015 COL $1,500,000
2014 SLN $1,290,000
2013 SLN $511,000
2012 SLN $495,000
2011 SLN $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$9,660,000
2018Current$1,500,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$11,160,000
2 yrFuture$3,500,000
11 yrTotal$14,660,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 16 dSteve Canter2 years/$5M (2019-20), 2021 option

Details
  • 2 years/$5M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option. 19:$1.5M, 20:$2.5M, 21:$3.5M club option ($1M buyout). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 425, 450, 475 plate appearances. $0.1M for 500 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Arizona as a free agent. 17:$1.35M, 18:$2M club option ($0.15M buyout). Arizona exercised 2018 option 11/2/17.
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2015-16). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/16/14. 15:$1.5M, 16:$2.1M. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 250 plate appearances. $0.1M for 300 PAs. $0.15M for 350 PAs. $0.2M for 400 PAs.
  • 1 year/$1.29M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/29/14 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $10,000 for 250 plate appearances. Non-tendered by St. Louis 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.511M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (3-112) (UC Davis). $0.255M 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 213 26 52 12 1 6 28 28 46 1 0 .289 .387 .467 124 14.1 SS -2, 3B -2 1.1
80o 191 23 44 10 1 5 24 24 43 1 0 .270 .368 .436 116 10.4 SS -1, 3B -2 0.7
70o 176 20 40 9 1 5 21 21 40 1 0 .265 .360 .437 110 8.0 SS -1, 3B -1 0.6
60o 162 18 36 8 1 4 19 19 38 1 0 .257 .348 .414 105 6.2 SS -1, 3B -1 0.5
50o 150 16 32 7 1 4 17 17 35 1 0 .246 .336 .408 100 4.7 SS -1, 3B -1 0.3
40o 138 14 28 6 1 3 15 15 33 1 0 .233 .321 .375 95 3.4 SS -1, 3B -1 0.2
30o 124 13 25 5 1 3 14 13 30 1 0 .229 .315 .376 90 2.1 SS -1, 3B -1 0.1
20o 109 11 21 5 1 2 11 11 27 1 0 .221 .306 .358 84 0.9 SS -1, 3B -1 0.0
10o 87 8 15 3 0 2 9 8 22 0 0 .195 .276 .312 76 -0.3 SS -1, 3B -1 -0.2
Weighted Mean156173371418183610.244.335.4001025.4SS -1, 3B -10.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-14 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nico Hoerner have chops, or is he just another over-hyped Cub prospect?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I'm gonna go with yes he's over-hyped, he's still better than Daniel Descalso, and congratulate Theo on the third place finish. (Nathan Bishop)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much will Jose Reyes play this year? And if guys like Cargo, Blackmon, Hundley, LeMaheiu, McGee get dealt ..... Who gains value in Colorado? Not sure they have any other OF ready to step in this year. Dahl 2017.
(Bork from Lala land)
Impossible to guess what a Reyes suspension would look like. But I am thinking he plays 90-100 games and using that as a valuation baseline. If the Rockies clean house, the biggest gainers are Tom Murphy and people they acquired to back up like Ryan Raburn and Daniel Descalso. Trevor Story is the prospect who really jumps up. You're right, Dahl is likely 2017, so it's probably Raburn and Brandon Barnes for now. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who is most likely to be the Cardinals' shortstop in 2014?
(whjohnson37 from Houston)
None of the above.

Seriously though the internal options aren't appealing. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso both seem like fill-ins or utility options as opposed to starters, and while some have suggested that Kolten Wong can't be any worse at the position, I think he'd be too big of a stretch at the position defensively to give him a try. My guess based on internal options is Kozma. It wouldn't surprise me to see the club explore a trade or someone like Yunel Escobar is the market is right. (Mike Gianella)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do the Redbirds turn to for inexpensive middle-infield help? With the Pujols situation looming, I'm guessing they won't have lots of money to spend.
(Matt from Chicago)
I'm willing to invest a measure of faith in Daniel Descalso at second base, which allows them to skip the now obviously abortive Schumaker experiment at the keystone. Which really leaves them shopping for shortstops, and the market's pretty weak on that score if you consider Jeter's not really in play. It's probably J.J. Hardy or bust, which is OK--you're the Cardinals, and you exploit the advantages of playing in front of the game's best fans in a fine park, playing with some of the best players in baseball while having a legit shot at contention. Haggle, sign, enjoy. (Christina Kahrl)


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