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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-19-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 30 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12014
-0.22015
1.12016
0.12017
2.62018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 SLN 23 11 37 34 6 9 2 0 0 11 2 6 1 0 0 4 1 0 .265 .324 .324 .284 2.8 0.1 0.3
2011 SLN 24 148 375 326 35 86 20 3 1 115 33 65 3 3 10 28 2 2 .264 .334 .353 .266 13.7 -7.5 0.7
2012 SLN 25 143 426 374 41 85 10 7 4 121 37 83 5 3 7 26 6 3 .227 .303 .324 .240 8.9 2.7 1.2
2013 SLN 26 123 358 328 43 78 25 1 5 120 22 56 3 2 3 43 6 3 .238 .290 .366 .243 9.7 3.6 1.4
2014 SLN 27 104 184 161 20 39 11 0 0 50 20 33 2 0 10 1 3 .242 .333 .311 .244 1.7 -1.1 0.1
2015 COL 28 101 209 185 22 38 3 2 5 60 20 45 0 0 4 22 1 2 .205 .283 .324 .225 -1.3 -0.7 -0.2
2016 COL 29 99 289 250 38 66 12 2 8 106 34 56 1 4 0 38 3 0 .264 .349 .424 .272 15.4 -5.1 1.1
2017 ARI 30 130 398 344 47 80 16 5 10 136 48 89 4 2 0 51 4 0 .233 .332 .395 .258 5.8 -4.7 0.1
2018 ARI 31 138 423 349 54 83 22 4 13 152 64 110 2 7 0 57 0 1 .238 .353 .436 .289 22.9 2.1 2.6
Career9972699235130656412124468712805432121242792414.240.324.370.25779.6-10.77.2

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 BAT A- 66 283 .248 .253 .335 .363 .255 .315 101 -3.6 8.2 0.6 6.7 0.7 6.0 1.3 6.0 1.3
2008 PMB A+ 115 456 .254 .253 .327 .371 .251 .259 95 -2.7 13.4 0.1 -3.7 1.5 12.3 0.9 12.3 0.9
2008 SFD AA 9 42 .312 .273 .341 .424 .280 .371 87 2.4 1.2 -0.1 3.0 0.2 3.7 0.7 3.7 0.7
2009 SFD AA 73 324 .295 .264 .338 .387 .250 .354 116 11.8 9.1 -0.4 6.1 -0.1 20.3 2.8 20.3 2.8
2009 MEM AAA 46 172 .252 .274 .342 .417 .276 .275 86 -1.6 5.0 -0.9 2.0 1.5 4.0 0.6 4.0 0.6
2010 SLN MLB 11 37 .284 .273 .350 .432 .293 .321 89 0.9 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.7 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2010 MEM AAA 116 531 .270 .278 .348 .439 .266 .296 99 6.6 17.1 -1.2 -3.4 5.0 27.4 2.3 27.4 2.3
2011 SLN MLB 148 375 .266 .253 .317 .397 .259 .323 96 2.4 10.1 1.5 -7.5 -0.3 13.7 0.7 13.7 0.7
2012 SLN MLB 143 426 .240 .252 .319 .397 .259 .279 99 -8.5 11.7 0.8 2.7 5.0 8.9 1.2 8.9 1.2
2013 SLN MLB 123 358 .243 .251 .311 .390 .255 .271 102 -5.8 9.4 2.2 3.6 3.9 9.7 1.4 9.7 1.4
2014 SLN MLB 104 184 .244 .242 .303 .367 .253 .305 102 -2.8 4.7 0.4 -1.1 -0.6 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1
2015 COL MLB 101 209 .225 .245 .307 .391 .259 .244 111 -7.2 5.6 0.9 -0.7 -0.6 -1.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.2
2016 COL MLB 99 289 .272 .251 .318 .407 .262 .305 110 3.7 8.2 0.2 -5.1 3.4 15.4 1.1 15.4 1.1
2016 ABQ AAA 4 18 .310 .290 .356 .461 .285 .462 115 0.9 0.5 0 -0.6 -0.0 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2017 ARI MLB 130 398 .258 .252 .321 .421 .263 .283 98 -1 11.6 -1.7 -4.7 -3.2 5.8 0.1 5.8 0.1
2018 ARI MLB 138 423 .289 .243 .313 .398 .259 .300 100 12.2 11.8 -0.4 2.1 -0.7 22.9 2.6 22.9 2.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 BAT A- 283 29 67 7 5 0 31 26 37 12 3 .268 .349 .336 .068 .248 6.0 6.7 1.3
2008 PMB A+ 456 57 98 24 2 8 50 33 53 7 7 .243 .313 .372 .129 .254 12.3 -3.7 0.9
2008 SFD AA 42 6 13 1 1 0 4 3 2 1 1 .351 .415 .432 .081 .312 3.7 3.0 0.7
2009 SFD AA 324 46 93 26 5 8 51 31 41 0 1 .323 .395 .531 .208 .295 20.3 6.1 2.8
2009 MEM AAA 172 23 38 4 0 2 17 16 21 3 0 .253 .322 .320 .067 .252 4.0 2.0 0.6
2010 SLN MLB 37 6 9 2 0 0 4 2 6 1 0 .265 .324 .324 .059 .284 2.8 0.1 0.3
2010 MEM AAA 531 86 132 32 3 9 71 47 48 8 4 .282 .350 .421 .139 .270 27.4 -3.4 2.3
2011 SLN MLB 375 35 86 20 3 1 28 33 65 2 2 .264 .334 .353 .089 .266 13.7 -7.5 0.7
2012 SLN MLB 426 41 85 10 7 4 26 37 83 6 3 .227 .303 .324 .096 .240 8.9 2.7 1.2
2013 SLN MLB 358 43 78 25 1 5 43 22 56 6 3 .238 .290 .366 .128 .243 9.7 3.6 1.4
2014 SLN MLB 184 20 39 11 0 0 10 20 33 1 3 .242 .333 .311 .068 .244 1.7 -1.1 0.1
2015 COL MLB 209 22 38 3 2 5 22 20 45 1 2 .205 .283 .324 .119 .225 -1.3 -0.7 -0.2
2016 COL MLB 289 38 66 12 2 8 38 34 56 3 0 .264 .349 .424 .160 .272 15.4 -5.1 1.1
2016 ABQ AAA 18 1 6 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 .400 .500 .467 .067 .310 1.4 -0.6 0.1
2017 ARI MLB 398 47 80 16 5 10 51 48 89 4 0 .233 .332 .395 .163 .258 5.8 -4.7 0.1
2018 ARI MLB 423 54 83 22 4 13 57 64 110 0 1 .238 .353 .436 .198 .289 22.9 2.1 2.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 118 0.5085 0.5085 0.8667 0.7000 0.3103 0.9524 0.6667 0.1333 46 0.000399
2011 1331 0.4568 0.4771 0.7559 0.6447 0.3361 0.8699 0.5720 0.2441 538 -0.009046
2012 1607 0.4798 0.4549 0.7907 0.6563 0.2691 0.8577 0.6400 0.2093 685 -0.011197
2013 1251 0.5052 0.4780 0.8060 0.6472 0.3053 0.8826 0.6402 0.1940 521 -0.002506
2014 662 0.4985 0.4366 0.7993 0.6455 0.2289 0.8638 0.6184 0.2007 302 -0.003498
2015 757 0.5218 0.4875 0.7724 0.6253 0.3370 0.8381 0.6393 0.2276 325 0.002794
2016 1147 0.4935 0.4019 0.7744 0.5724 0.2358 0.8611 0.5693 0.2256 0 0.000000
2017 1577 0.5035 0.4046 0.7649 0.5630 0.2439 0.8322 0.6073 0.2351 0 0.000000
2018 1721 0.4916 0.4236 0.7106 0.6017 0.2514 0.7819 0.5455 0.2894 0 0.000000
Career101710.49180.44340.76870.6180.27460.8460.60090.2313287.0928-0.0033

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
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
7 yrPrevious$7,660,000
2018Current$2,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$9,660,000
8 yrTotal$9,660,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 16 dSteve Canter1 year/$1.5M (2017), 2018 option

Details
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .237 .322 .371 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .328 .384 .258
18 Split (Multi) .011 .006 .013 .008
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .233 .314 .419 .259
31 vs R (2016) .271 .357 .425 .275
38 Split (2016) .038 .043 .007 .016
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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