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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-26-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 0 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.12015
0.12016
0.22017
2018
0.52019
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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
2011 PIT 25 10 29 7 0 0 0 3 7 0 1 1 .269 .345 .269 70 -1.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2012 PIT 26 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 84 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2013 MIN 27 6 16 5 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 .385 .500 .692 98 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2014 MIN 28 28 81 16 4 0 1 5 15 1 1 0 .213 .272 .307 76 -2.0 -1.0 -3.5 -0.4
2015 MIN 29 15 27 5 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 .227 .370 .318 95 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.1
2016 PIT 30 36 92 17 2 1 0 10 18 0 0 2 .218 .300 .269 71 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 0.1
2016 SLN 30 24 41 14 2 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .368 .415 .421 72 -1.3 -0.5 0.0 0.0
2017 SLN 31 34 83 11 3 0 0 11 18 1 0 0 .155 .277 .197 74 -2.4 0.8 -0.3 0.2
Career1593747614124180224.232.320.30076-9.8-0.8-3.50.2

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 HEL Rk PIO 43 157 .273 .346 .407 .239 103 -1 5.0 1.6 74 0 0.1 -0.1 -15.5 -0.8
2008 WVA A SAL 104 437 .256 .325 .377 .395 108 25.3 13.2 0.8 149 0 -2.6 2.5 20.0 3.5
2009 LYN A+ CRL 47 187 .251 .328 .372 .269 98 -1.4 5.4 1.7 110 0 2.1 0.4 2.5 1.2
2009 TAM A+ FSL 59 255 .247 .320 .359 .302 103 -1.5 7.4 -1.5 106 0 -4.2 -0.5 1.6 0.3
2010 BRD A+ FSL 83 337 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PIR Rk GCL 3 12 .222 .307 .307 .143 107 -0.5 0.4 0.1 133 0 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.1
2011 PIT MLB NL 10 29 .248 .316 .381 .368 97 -0.9 0.8 0.4 70 12 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 0.0
2011 ALT AA EAS 37 134 .251 .320 .379 .386 84 15.3 3.9 0 167 0 -1.2 -0.8 9.4 1.1
2011 IND AAA INT 38 143 .267 .326 .407 .256 96 -4 4.4 2.4 81 0 -0.2 -0.7 -2.4 0.3
2012 PIT MLB NL 6 5 .240 .302 .363 .333 93 -0.1 0.1 0 84 6 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2012 IND AAA INT 65 176 .260 .330 .390 .264 99 -14.7 5.2 2.1 37 0 -3.1 0.9 -11.2 -0.6
2013 MIN MLB AL 6 16 .252 .309 .392 .444 97 2.2 0.4 0.2 98 19 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2013 ROC AAA INT 65 243 .260 .335 .396 .252 105 -3.1 7.0 3.7 89 0 3.5 -0.9 -5.8 0.8
2014 MIN MLB AL 28 81 .263 .322 .396 .254 106 -2.9 2.1 1.2 76 13 -3.5 -1.0 -2.0 -0.4
2014 ROC AAA INT 36 125 .264 .327 .398 .337 107 -3.9 3.7 2.1 82 0 7.4 -0.8 -4.2 0.8
2015 MIN MLB AL 15 27 .263 .321 .421 .455 106 -0.3 0.7 0.4 95 11 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.1
2015 ROC AAA INT 67 248 .259 .318 .362 .364 92 6.9 6.9 3.7 125 0 8.3 0.8 2.9 2.3
2016 PIT MLB NL 36 92 .246 .318 .394 .274 91 -1.8 2.6 1.5 71 13 0.1 -0.2 -3.0 0.1
2016 SLN MLB NL 24 41 .258 .325 .432 .452 91 2.3 1.2 0.6 72 13 0.0 -0.5 -1.3 0.0
2017 SLN MLB NL 34 83 .262 .326 .450 .208 96 -7 2.4 1.2 74 13 -0.3 0.8 -2.4 0.2

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 HEL Rk PIO 157 139 25 29 7 0 3 45 19 14 28 4 3 .209 .288 .324 .115 1 1
2008 WVA A SAL 437 385 76 129 26 5 10 195 63 43 74 15 3 .335 .410 .506 .171 0 0
2009 LYN A+ CRL 187 157 22 38 11 0 3 58 14 22 25 0 0 .242 .358 .369 .127 1 1
2009 TAM A+ FSL 255 224 34 56 11 2 2 77 24 27 43 11 5 .250 .336 .344 .094 0 0
2010 PIR Rk GCL 12 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 .143 .500 .143 .000 0 0
2010 BRD A+ FSL 337 287 53 86 16 5 8 136 48 37 64 10 1 .300 .392 .474 .174 2 2
2011 PIT MLB NL 29 26 5 7 0 0 0 7 0 3 7 1 1 .269 .345 .269 .000 0 0
2011 IND AAA INT 143 118 16 24 5 1 2 37 11 21 30 3 0 .203 .333 .314 .110 0 2
2011 ALT AA EAS 134 113 24 39 4 2 5 62 16 16 21 1 0 .345 .427 .549 .204 1 3
2012 IND AAA INT 176 162 14 33 7 0 0 40 10 10 38 1 0 .204 .257 .247 .043 1 1
2012 PIT MLB NL 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 0
2013 MIN MLB AL 16 13 2 5 1 0 1 9 4 3 3 0 0 .385 .500 .692 .308 0 0
2013 ROC AAA INT 243 200 32 43 11 2 5 73 31 35 47 8 0 .215 .339 .365 .150 3 1
2014 MIN MLB AL 81 75 11 16 4 0 1 23 5 5 15 1 0 .213 .272 .307 .093 0
2014 ROC AAA INT 125 111 12 28 7 1 0 37 11 12 29 5 0 .252 .323 .333 .081 1
2015 MIN MLB AL 27 22 2 5 2 0 0 7 2 5 11 0 0 .227 .370 .318 .091 0 0
2015 ROC AAA INT 248 222 28 65 7 1 2 80 19 25 47 1 2 .293 .367 .360 .068 0 0
2016 PIT MLB NL 92 78 12 17 2 1 0 21 8 10 18 0 2 .218 .300 .269 .051 2 2
2016 SLN MLB NL 41 38 7 14 2 0 0 16 5 3 7 0 1 .368 .415 .421 .053 0 0
2017 SLN MLB NL 83 71 7 11 3 0 0 14 3 11 18 0 0 .155 .277 .197 .042 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 111 0.5225 0.4595 0.7647 0.6207 0.2830 0.8889 0.4667 0.2353 0.0004
2012 24 0.3750 0.4167 0.8000 0.6667 0.2667 1.0000 0.5000 0.2000 0.0004
2013 59 0.4915 0.3220 0.7895 0.4138 0.2333 1.0000 0.4286 0.2105 0.0014
2014 289 0.5433 0.4083 0.7881 0.5350 0.2576 0.8929 0.5294 0.2119 0.0012
2015 117 0.5128 0.4103 0.6250 0.6167 0.1930 0.7027 0.3636 0.3750 0.0001
2016 546 0.5440 0.4487 0.7633 0.6498 0.2088 0.8446 0.4615 0.2367 0.0000
2017 355 0.5577 0.4225 0.8133 0.6111 0.1847 0.8430 0.6897 0.1867 0.0000
Career15010.53830.42700.77080.60480.21860.85430.52060.22920.0003

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
2010-07-02 2010-07-28 Minors 26 0 Face Surgery Orbital Bone -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 PHI $
2017 SLN $675,000
2016 SLN $575,000
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $
2013 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,250,000
2 yrTotal$1,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 50 dJoe Speed1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/17 (minor-league contract). Retired 2/12/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.675M in majors. Contract selected by St. Louis 3/29/17. DFA by St. Louis 7/21/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/24/17 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/12/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.575M in majors. Contract selected by St. Louis 4/3/16. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers 7/3/16 after being DFA by St. Louis 6/28/16. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Minnesota 7/8/15. DFA by Minnesota 8/7/15. Sent outright to Minnesota 8/8/15. Contract selected by Minnesota 9/1/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/21/15.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 12/23/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 9/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/26/12. DFA by Pittsburgh 10/25/12. Elected free agency 10/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/25/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/23/11.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 6/30/09.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Milwaukee 2/4/09.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (10-311) (Ohio State). $67,500 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 389 45 93 18 2 9 43 44 77 2 2 .276 .364 .421 108 23.3 C -4 2.0
80o 367 41 84 17 1 8 39 39 75 1 2 .262 .348 .397 99 16.9 C -4 1.4
70o 351 38 77 15 1 8 36 36 73 1 2 .250 .334 .383 93 12.6 C -4 0.9
60o 338 35 71 14 1 7 34 34 72 1 2 .238 .320 .362 87 9.2 C -4 0.5
50o 325 33 67 13 1 7 32 31 70 1 2 .233 .312 .358 82 6.2 C -4 0.2
40o 312 31 62 12 1 6 30 29 68 1 2 .224 .302 .339 77 3.5 C -4 -0.1
30o 299 28 57 11 1 6 28 27 67 1 1 .213 .291 .330 72 0.7 C -4 -0.4
20o 283 26 52 10 1 5 25 24 64 1 1 .205 .277 .311 66 -2.2 C -4 -0.7
10o 261 22 45 9 1 4 22 21 61 1 1 .191 .262 .288 57 -5.7 C -4 -1.0
Weighted Mean3303469141733327112.237.317.364847.3C -40.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Rob, Will Kelly ever get a chance with the Cards or do you see him being traded?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I think they'd be a little crazy to trade him, which isn't the same thing as saying it wouldn't happen. Yeah, he's blocked through 2019. But Molina will be 38 by the time the contract runs out. Thirty-eight! He'll at least need a good deal of time off. And while it doesn't make a lot of sense to keep a guy at AAA who's raking the way Kelly is, the fact is that he's not even 23 yet. Eric Fryer will not block him for long, but Yadi could limit him to 50 or so games per year for a while. BTW, as I said, I was in Baltimore for the BP event there, and I went to two Cards-O's games. Suffice it to say that Twitter is gonna get really ugly when Molina's eligible for the Hall. I'll leave it at that. (Rob Mains)


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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
2008 afx .000 0.0 1893 .002 -1.4 48 .053 .009 -1.5 -2.9 -2.6
2009 afa .000 0.0 1630 .000 0.0 50 -.006 -.002 0.2 0.4 -2.1
2011 aaa -.003 -1.2 1436 .000 0.1 29 -.006 .000 0.1 -1.2 -0.2
2011 mlb -.003 -0.2 284 -.002 0.2 8 .000 .000 0.0 0.3 -0.1
2011 aax .000 0.0 589 -.001 0.1 12 .036 -.003 -0.2 0.1 -1.2
2012 aaa .001 0.4 1463 -.001 0.3 35 .091 .003 -2.0 -1.2 -3.1
2013 mlb -.003 -0.1 192 -.004 0.2 4 -.007 .000 0.0 0.7 0.0
2013 aaa .004 2.7 2509 .000 0.2 28 -.058 .000 1.0 4.3 3.5
2014 aaa .018 7.0 1467 .000 0.1 13 -.027 .000 0.2 6.9 7.4
2014 mlb -.014 -2.5 981 .000 -0.1 16 .059 .000 -0.6 -3.4 -3.5
2015 aaa .007 4.3 2504 -.001 0.6 28 -.025 -.002 0.4 4.6 8.3
2015 mlb .005 0.3 339 -.003 0.2 1 .011 -.002 0.0 0.4 0.3
2016 mlb -.007 -2.3 1457 .003 -0.9 23 .008 .003 -0.1 -2.6 0.1
2017 mlb -.003 -0.5 653 -.001 0.2 8 -.007 -.001 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

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