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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date2-9-1989
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52014
0.92015
-0.22016
-0.12017
0.12018
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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
2014 TEX 25 24 92 86 12 30 5 0 3 44 3 24 3 0 12 0 0 .349 .391 .512 .337 7.6 -2.7 0.5
2015 OAK 26 41 118 106 12 24 6 2 5 49 8 19 2 2 0 20 0 1 .226 .288 .462 .295 6.5 1.5 0.9
2015 TEX 26 35 74 60 12 8 1 0 1 12 11 20 1 2 0 6 1 0 .133 .270 .200 .204 -0.2 0.5 0.0
2016 OAK 27 99 319 290 28 69 6 2 7 100 19 44 7 2 1 27 1 2 .238 .299 .345 .237 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
2017 OAK 28 16 29 27 1 7 1 0 0 8 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .310 .296 .204 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2018 OAK 29 19 41 39 2 5 1 1 0 8 1 10 1 0 0 2 1 0 .128 .171 .205 .098 -6.6 0.2 -0.7
Career23467360867143205162214312315616733.235.299.363.2476.2-2.20.5

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 NAT Rk 28 119 .271 .247 .344 .343 .252 .388 111 1.2 3.2 -0.9 0.0 -0.6 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2008 HAG A 50 210 .261 .257 .324 .390 .262 .293 108 0.2 6.0 -0.3 1.1 -1.2 4.7 0.6 4.7 0.6
2008 VER A- 24 109 .303 .250 .328 .369 .263 .366 95 5.1 3.2 -0.2 -1.2 1.3 9.3 0.8 9.3 0.8
2008 NAT Rk 3 10 .100 .232 .313 .326 .232 .125 105 -1.1 0.2 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2009 GRB A 77 322 .285 .255 .332 .369 .265 .317 110 8.2 9.1 -0.3 -5.8 -1.4 15.5 1.0 15.5 1.0
2010 JUP A+ 109 443 .272 .254 .331 .373 .264 .302 87 5.2 11.7 0.2 -21.3 0.6 17.7 -0.4 17.7 -0.4
2011 JAX AA 116 462 .259 .263 .338 .400 .255 .269 106 -0.6 13.6 -3.2 -0.1 -0.2 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2012 JAX AA 112 500 .286 .253 .333 .382 .262 .298 101 13.4 13.8 -3.3 8.0 4.9 28.7 3.9 28.7 3.9
2013 JAX AA 24 70 .260 .242 .328 .375 .262 .239 99 0 1.8 -0.4 0.1 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 NWO AAA 95 357 .286 .263 .333 .399 .265 .294 87 10.2 10.3 -2.8 4.5 0.5 18.1 2.3 18.1 2.3
2013 MRL Rk 2 7 .417 .216 .300 .306 .238 .500 94 1.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2014 TEX MLB 24 92 .337 .246 .305 .374 .256 .458 100 6.7 2.4 -0.8 -2.7 -0.6 7.6 0.5 7.6 0.5
2014 FRI AA 72 307 .305 .255 .321 .378 .255 .295 100 14.2 8.4 -2.9 2.2 -0.7 19.0 2.3 19.0 2.3
2014 ROU AAA 8 34 .290 .263 .333 .406 .268 .320 85 1.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.8 1.0 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2015 OAK MLB 41 118 .295 .253 .314 .402 .262 .226 96 4 3.2 -0.8 1.5 0.1 6.5 0.9 6.5 0.9
2015 TEX MLB 35 74 .204 .241 .309 .386 .256 .171 103 -4.1 2.0 -0.5 0.5 2.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2015 NAS AAA 25 97 .423 .264 .323 .408 .267 .338 81 16.6 2.7 -0.7 0.1 -0.2 18.3 1.9 18.3 1.9
2015 ROU AAA 12 50 .426 .300 .364 .497 .298 .441 106 8.7 1.4 -0.6 1.2 0.3 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2016 OAK MLB 99 319 .237 .251 .313 .416 .255 .257 95 -7.4 9.0 -0.6 -1.6 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2
2016 NAS AAA 39 159 .282 .256 .322 .391 .262 .277 88 3.6 4.5 0 -1.4 1.2 9.2 0.8 9.2 0.8
2017 OAK MLB 16 29 .204 .258 .317 .432 .251 .333 113 -1.7 0.8 0 -0.1 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2017 STO A+ 7 32 .302 .254 .329 .387 .262 .238 103 1.4 0.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2017 NAS AAA 6 32 .101 .268 .340 .429 .272 .174 84 -5.6 0.9 -0.6 0.0 0.4 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2018 OAK MLB 19 41 .098 .252 .315 .416 .264 .172 94 -6.7 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 -5.4 -0.5 -6.6 -0.7
2018 NAS AAA 36 145 .323 .268 .333 .408 .265 .338 86 9.9 4.3 0 -3.2 1.5 15.6 1.3 15.6 1.3

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 NAT Rk 119 18 32 8 0 1 16 13 24 7 2 .305 .387 .410 .105 .271 2.9 0.0 0.3
2008 NAT Rk 10 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .100 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1
2008 VER A- 109 17 30 8 1 0 9 9 17 4 0 .306 .367 .408 .102 .303 9.3 -1.2 0.8
2008 HAG A 210 28 48 12 1 4 22 19 33 1 2 .261 .335 .402 .141 .261 4.7 1.1 0.6
2009 GRB A 322 50 79 25 0 7 31 38 45 2 5 .283 .379 .448 .165 .285 15.5 -5.8 1.0
2010 JUP A+ 443 45 107 27 3 5 51 31 62 8 5 .264 .321 .383 .119 .272 17.7 -21.3 -0.4
2011 JAX AA 462 42 97 26 0 7 36 59 57 6 5 .245 .342 .364 .119 .259 9.5 -0.1 1.0
2012 JAX AA 500 71 105 24 3 7 42 78 74 9 4 .257 .388 .382 .125 .286 28.7 8.0 3.9
2013 MRL Rk 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .500 .000 .417 1.4 0.1 0.2
2013 NWO AAA 357 36 81 14 2 9 31 37 61 8 1 .258 .345 .401 .143 .286 18.1 4.5 2.3
2013 JAX AA 70 8 11 1 0 0 4 13 10 1 0 .196 .357 .214 .018 .260 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2014 FRI AA 307 43 71 15 3 10 35 32 54 6 2 .267 .349 .459 .192 .305 19.0 2.2 2.3
2014 ROU AAA 34 7 8 6 0 0 6 4 5 0 0 .267 .353 .467 .200 .290 2.9 -0.8 0.2
2014 TEX MLB 92 12 30 5 0 3 12 3 24 0 0 .349 .391 .512 .163 .337 7.6 -2.7 0.5
2015 OAK MLB 118 12 24 6 2 5 20 8 19 0 1 .226 .288 .462 .236 .295 6.5 1.5 0.9
2015 TEX MLB 74 12 8 1 0 1 6 11 20 1 0 .133 .270 .200 .067 .204 -0.2 0.5 0.0
2015 NAS AAA 97 16 30 9 0 5 17 8 9 2 1 .349 .402 .628 .279 .423 18.3 0.1 1.9
2015 ROU AAA 50 9 19 5 0 4 14 4 7 0 1 .422 .480 .800 .378 .426 9.9 1.2 1.1
2016 OAK MLB 319 28 69 6 2 7 27 19 44 1 2 .238 .299 .345 .107 .237 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
2016 NAS AAA 159 20 36 14 0 3 15 11 23 6 1 .248 .310 .407 .159 .282 9.2 -1.4 0.8
2017 STO A+ 32 5 6 1 0 1 10 5 4 0 1 .250 .375 .417 .167 .302 1.5 0.0 0.2
2017 OAK MLB 29 1 7 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 .259 .310 .296 .037 .204 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
2017 NAS AAA 32 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 .129 .156 .161 .032 .101 -4.9 0.0 -0.5
2018 NAS AAA 145 25 35 4 0 10 19 18 42 1 0 .278 .372 .548 .270 .323 15.6 -3.2 1.3
2018 OAK MLB 41 2 5 1 1 0 2 1 10 1 0 .128 .171 .205 .077 .098 -6.6 0.2 -0.7

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
2014 365 0.4795 0.4384 0.7063 0.5314 0.3526 0.8817 0.4627 0.2938 177 -0.001253
2015 750 0.4600 0.4493 0.7893 0.6522 0.2765 0.9067 0.5536 0.2107 340 -0.000499
2016 1125 0.4916 0.4747 0.8427 0.6275 0.3269 0.9164 0.7059 0.1573 0 0.000000
2017 121 0.5620 0.4711 0.7719 0.5441 0.3774 0.8919 0.5500 0.2281 0 0.000000
2018 158 0.4810 0.4494 0.7324 0.5921 0.3171 0.8889 0.4615 0.2676 0 0.000000
Career25190.48320.46010.79670.61470.31740.90560.60250.2033126.8777-0.0003

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
2014-07-22 2014-09-16 15-DL 56 50 Left Foot Fracture Foul Ball -
2010-07-06 2010-07-30 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-05 2009-08-20 Minors 15 0 Face Not Disclosed -
2009-04-07 2009-05-09 Minors 32 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 OAK $775,000
2017 OAK $545,000
2016 TEX $
2015 TEX $508,500
2014 TEX $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,053,500
2018Current$775,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,828,500
3 yrTotal$1,828,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 16 dSosnick Cobbe & Karon1 year/$0.775M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 11/28/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/15. Claimed by Oakland off waivers 6/21/15 after being DFA by Texas 6/19/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/18/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Texas 7/7/14.
  • Acquired by Miami in trade from Washington 11/11/08.
  • Drafted by Washington 2007 (2-70) (Boylan Catholic HS, Rockford, Ill.). $0.4525M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .279 .349 .476 .308
11 vs R (Multi) .203 .265 .282 .207
11 vs U (Multi) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000
18 Split (Multi) -.076 -.084 -.194 -.102
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .276 .339 .457 .292
31 vs R (2016) .212 .272 .277 .204
31 vs U (2016) 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000
38 Split (2016) -.064 -.067 -.180 -.089
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, what do you think of a CF platoon of Jake Smolinski (against lefties) and Jaycob Brugman (against righties) for Oakland?
(John from San Francisco)
It's interesting! I'm a big platoon fan and I don't know why more managers don't try them. I suppose it can be a bit of a drain on roster construction, but so long as you're platooning just a few positions, it can't hurt too badly, right? Just more bench bats.

In any case, I think that makes a lot of sense. I always like Smolinski as a prospect, and even if he has lost some of his luster, you have to think he'd be able to handle the short side of a platoon. And Brugman is exactly the kind of guy you want on the other side -- nice, but not overwhelming stats, so you aren't exactly wasting him.

Like I said, I love platoons, haha, so I'm for it. That said, it'll depend a lot on whether Smolinski and Brugman can handle being in a part time role, both ego-wise and psyche-wise. I know that sounds meat headed or vague, but I think platoons fall apart most because guys either can't handle being routinely benched or their routine can't handle it. (Trevor Strunk)


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