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Birth Date11-1-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight225 lbs
Age34 years, 11 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.72015
0.92016
0.62017
2018
0.02019
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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
2012 TBA 27 18 27 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .000 .074 .000 90 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 OAK 28 47 148 34 6 1 4 9 28 0 0 1 .252 .295 .400 99 0.1 -0.4 -4.5 0.1
2014 OAK 29 84 287 75 10 2 9 16 39 1 1 0 .279 .321 .431 125 7.9 0.4 -1.2 1.3
2015 OAK 30 136 511 116 21 3 18 56 97 2 0 2 .261 .341 .443 121 14.2 -7.0 -9.0 1.7
2016 OAK 31 137 532 123 30 2 14 35 83 4 0 0 .251 .305 .406 102 2.4 -3.0 -11.3 0.9
2017 MIL 32 45 129 31 7 0 8 5 25 0 0 0 .254 .281 .508 92 -0.9 -1.8 0.0 0.3
2017 OAK 32 54 174 34 8 1 4 16 31 0 0 1 .217 .287 .357 92 -1.3 -1.7 -1.0 0.3
2019 SFN 34 99 280 67 24 2 10 20 66 1 3 1 .263 .314 .490 106 3.4 -0.2 -1.2 1.4
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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 HUD A- NYP 70 279 .252 .341 .365 .330 98 15 8.4 -2.5 133 0 5.2 0.9 9.4 2.1
2008 CGA A SAL 113 448 .259 .332 .379 .318 101 15.6 12.8 -2.9 122 0 6.2 0.7 5.8 2.3
2009 PCH A+ FSL 10 37 .248 .320 .343 .194 96 -4.4 1.1 0.1 45 0 1.2 -0.7 -1.8 0.0
2010 PCH A+ FSL 106 414 .254 .329 .370 .375 93 31.5 11.7 -2.1 161 0 -0.7 -0.2 22.6 3.2
2011 MNT AA SOU 97 427 .264 .333 .399 .310 107 11.6 12.6 1.1 114 0 -9.0 1.3 8.0 1.4
2011 DUR AAA INT 31 131 .258 .326 .400 .340 93 3.9 4.1 -1.2 127 0 2.5 -1.7 3.9 0.7
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 32 134 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TBA MLB AL 18 27 .245 .315 .389 .000 97 -5.8 0.7 -0.1 90 11 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2012 DUR AAA INT 94 396 .264 .329 .398 .306 103 -0.1 11.8 -0.4 109 0 -5.2 -2.4 4.2 0.8
2013 OAK MLB AL 47 148 .251 .319 .398 .286 93 -0.6 3.9 2.2 99 14 -4.5 -0.4 0.1 0.1
2013 SAC AAA PCL 75 338 .282 .351 .446 .344 97 23.1 9.7 4.3 146 0 16.8 -0.2 13.2 4.5
2014 OAK MLB AL 84 287 .251 .310 .385 .297 93 8 7.4 -3.1 125 12 -1.2 0.4 7.9 1.3
2014 SAC AAA PCL 21 97 .284 .356 .451 .372 88 12.9 2.9 1.4 143 0 1.7 1.3 3.8 1.1
2015 OAK MLB AL 136 511 .255 .314 .408 .290 101 11.2 13.8 4.2 121 7 -9.0 -7.0 14.2 1.7
2016 OAK MLB AL 137 532 .259 .320 .423 .275 99 0.3 15.0 5.7 102 8 -11.3 -3.0 2.4 0.9
2017 MIL MLB NL 45 129 .244 .315 .408 .256 97 2.8 3.8 2.1 92 10 0.0 -1.8 -0.9 0.3
2017 OAK MLB AL 54 174 .248 .312 .420 .244 105 -5.7 5.1 2 92 10 -1.0 -1.7 -1.3 0.3
2017 WIS A MID 3 11 .227 .281 .326 .200 95 -0.7 0.3 -0.1 100 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 CSP AAA PCL 3 9 .249 .310 .412 .333 98 -0.4 0.3 0.1 80 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2018 BLX AA SOU 3 9 .215 .283 .332 .167 98 0.6 0.3 0.2 142 0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1
2019 SFN MLB NL 99 280 .249 .322 .427 .311 95 7 8.5 3.6 106 9 -1.2 -0.2 3.4 1.4
2019 SAC AAA PCL 17 72 .289 .371 .510 .233 98 1.1 2.5 0.2 122 0 -0.8 -0.7 2.4 0.3

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 HUD A- NYP 279 240 40 72 8 0 4 92 48 31 31 6 1 .300 .379 .383 .083 1 1
2008 CGA A SAL 448 392 57 114 22 3 6 160 54 47 48 6 1 .291 .369 .408 .117 2 2
2009 PCH A+ FSL 37 35 0 6 2 0 0 8 3 2 4 0 1 .171 .216 .229 .057 0 0
2010 PCH A+ FSL 414 368 56 127 31 3 8 188 47 31 46 3 1 .345 .402 .511 .166 3 3
2011 CAR Wnt VWL 134 120 12 31 9 1 3 51 19 12 23 1 1 .258 .323 .425 .167 1 1
2011 DUR AAA INT 131 124 15 36 14 1 4 64 20 4 29 0 0 .290 .305 .516 .226 3 0
2011 MNT AA SOU 427 386 52 116 21 6 13 188 85 30 51 4 2 .301 .344 .487 .187 10 0
2012 TBA MLB AL 27 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .074 .000 .000 0 0
2012 DUR AAA INT 396 349 48 95 18 4 9 148 43 42 61 1 0 .272 .350 .424 .152 2 2
2013 SAC AAA PCL 338 296 55 96 21 3 13 162 58 38 45 0 1 .324 .398 .547 .223 3 1
2013 OAK MLB AL 148 135 18 34 6 1 4 54 16 9 28 0 1 .252 .295 .400 .148 2 2
2014 OAK MLB AL 287 269 26 75 10 2 9 116 35 16 39 1 0 .279 .321 .431 .152 1
2014 SAC AAA PCL 97 88 18 32 8 2 3 53 19 8 8 1 0 .364 .412 .602 .239 1
2015 OAK MLB AL 511 445 58 116 21 3 18 197 71 56 97 0 2 .261 .341 .443 .182 8 0
2016 OAK MLB AL 532 490 54 123 30 2 14 199 56 35 83 0 0 .251 .305 .406 .155 3 0
2017 OAK MLB AL 174 157 12 34 8 1 4 56 20 16 31 0 1 .217 .287 .357 .140 1 0
2017 CSP AAA PCL 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 0 0
2017 MIL MLB NL 129 122 13 31 7 0 8 62 20 5 25 0 0 .254 .281 .508 .254 1 1
2017 WIS A MID 11 11 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 .182 .182 .364 .182 0 0
2018 BLX AA SOU 9 7 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .444 .714 .429 0 0
2019 SAC AAA PCL 72 58 9 14 3 0 4 29 7 14 11 0 0 .241 .389 .500 .259 0 0
2019 SFN MLB NL 280 255 30 67 24 2 10 125 40 20 66 3 1 .263 .314 .490 .227 4 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 94 0.5426 0.4787 0.8444 0.6863 0.2326 0.8857 0.7000 0.1556 0.0031
2013 594 0.5135 0.4680 0.8345 0.5738 0.3564 0.8800 0.7573 0.1655 -0.0058
2014 1168 0.4914 0.4092 0.8661 0.5470 0.2761 0.9204 0.7622 0.1339 0.0040
2015 2067 0.4698 0.4170 0.8144 0.5396 0.3084 0.8989 0.6834 0.1856 -0.0056
2016 2111 0.4676 0.4538 0.8267 0.5684 0.3532 0.9037 0.7179 0.1733 0.0000
2017 1233 0.4623 0.4461 0.8218 0.5596 0.3484 0.8966 0.7186 0.1782 0.0000
2019 1116 0.4597 0.5072 0.7314 0.6199 0.4113 0.7925 0.6532 0.2686 0.0000
Career83830.47370.44580.81650.56560.33730.88710.70960.1835-0.0012

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
2014-09-04 2014-09-17 DTD 13 11 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-04-10 2014-05-12 Minors 32 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-04-25 2009-09-17 Minors 145 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SFN $
2018 MIL $3,065,000
2017 OAK $2,965,000
2016 OAK $527,500
2015 OAK $512,500
2014 OAK $
2013 OAK $
2012 TBA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$7,550,000
5 yrTotal$7,550,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 84 dAll Bases Covered1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/11/19 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 5/2/19.
  • 1 year/$3.065M (2018). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/1/17 (avoided arbitration). Sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 11/2/18 (elected free agency).
  • 1 year/$2.965M (2017). Re-signed by Oakland 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 6/25/17 after being DFA by Oakland 6/22/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13. Acquired by Oakland in trade 4/5/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 3/31/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2007 (12-365) (Azusa Pacific).

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 55 14 3 0 2 5 9 0 0 .286 .352 .469 121 0.0 C -1, 0.0
80o 36 9 2 0 1 3 6 0 0 .273 .333 .424 114 0.0 C 0, 0.0
70o 23 6 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 .286 .348 .476 109 0.0 C 0, 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .333 .364 104 0.0 C 0, 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 100 0.0 C 0, 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.2501010.0C 0,0.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do with a player like Ryon Healy if you're the A's? He showed real promise last season shooting through the minors and in a half season in the majors last year. This year, he continues to show power, but everything else -- defense, on base ability, baserunning -- is lacking. With so many other DHs on the team or on the horizon, what do the A's do with a guy like Healy? He seemingly hasn't made adjustments now that pitchers have film of him. Is .250/.280/.480 a major leaguer?
(John from San Francisco)
Yeah, things didn't really turn out there the way we might've though, eh? (Full disclosure: For those of you who follow my silliness, Healy was the 2016 Full Vogelsong Player of the Year as well as the must of August.) But he's pretty much the hitter PECOTA anticipated; we had him at .260/.291/.406, .253 TAv, before the season. He's actually been a little bit better, largely because everybody hits at least 20 home runs this year.

His performance equates to a .259 TAv so far, which is a little below average. That works on the right side of defensive spectrum, but not at the left end where Healy resides. We've got him finishing the year with 1.0 WARP on the nose, about half of last year's 1.9 in more than double the playing time. That's not good! But it's still a major leaguer.

On the other hand, it's not THAT bad. He has, to date, the fourth-highest TAv among DHs (assigning all of his plate appearances to DH, where he's played the most). That is, in case you weren't sure, totally nuts, Cruz, Encarnaction, HanRam, then Healy. Ahead of, among others, Holliday and Morales and Trumbo and Beltran and VMart and Pujols. So on a *relative* basis, he's decent for a DH. Add in the fact that he can play the two infield corners, giving him some defensive value relative to the bat-only guys, and he has some value.

But to your point--yeah, this is probably what we're going to get. (I should also note that FRAA isn't as down on his fielding as DRS and especially UZR.) He'll turn 26 in January, so there probably isn't a gang of development to go. And as you point out, on a team with Matt Olson and Matt Joyce and Jaycob Brugman and Stephen Vogt, he's a little redundant. Realistically, I'd expect him to stick with the team until there's someone on the farm who *has* to take his place. He's not old, he's cheap, and he isn't going to kill you at the corners. So he has value. (Rob Mains)
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Avila or Stephen Vogt? Thanks
(Hal from Montreal)
God bless Alex Avila, but... no. Vote for Vogt. (David Brown)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Stephen Vogt a top 5 catcher in 2016?
(Kyle from Atlanta)
No, I don't think so. Posey, Lucroy, Gomes, Mesoraco (potentially), Martin, and Grandal are still preferable options for me. Maybe even Matt Wieters, if he proves healthy. Vogt can hit, though, that's for sure. If it's an OBP league, I do think Vogt could be considered top five. (J.P. Breen)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)A's fan here trying to find something positive in this season beyond Sonny Gray. So what do you make of the seasons so far (SSS caveat) of Stephen Vogt, Billy Burns, and Mark Canha (against right-handers)?
(Eric from Fremont)
There was another Canha question that was just submitted so I'll answer it in this one. Yeah I think there's always room for players who can hit right handed pitching even if LHPs get them out. I don't understand why Vogt is doing what he's doing and I really want Billy Burns to work but I don't think it's a long term thing. At least Marcus Semien is mashing. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-10-03 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm reading a lot of comments that the Cespedes/Lester trade was a bad deal for Oakland. But I still think the Russell/Samardzija trade is the one that will haunt them. Your thoughts?
(Jim from St Paul)
A superficial (but still emotionally compelling) answer is: Lester pitched in a playoff game. There's a decent chance Samardzija never will, either because he's traded this offseason or because the A's don't quite have enough next year, sans a middle infield, a left fielder, a catcher who can be counted on defensively, a center fielder who can play even close to every day, etc. etc. etc. etc.

But more importantly, in the wake of the Cespedes/Lester trade, it became clear that Cespedes wasn't going to be in Oakland in 2015 no matter what. The question was what they could get back for him in the offseason vs. midyear 2014, and while the classic trade would have been to get prospects back for him, it's hardly unforgivable to instead take a two-month maybe-ace and add him to what was looking at the time like a real shot at a World Series trophy.

I'd hope it goes unsaid that all the bunk about how the Cespedes trade killed the A's offense is bunk. John Jaso's concussion and Brandon Moss' hip and Coco Crisp's neck and Stephen Vogt's foot, along with that unfortunate few weeks where both Jed Lowrie and Nick Punto were hurt at the same time all have a lot more to do with the A's regression in run-scoring than the mystical Cespedes and his magical protection abilities.

That said, if Jeff Samardzija pitches 2015 for the A's and pitches it as well as he did in 2014 for the A's (that 8:1 K:BB ratio is incredible) and Oakland gets back to the playoffs again despite looking for all the world like 2014 was the last gasp, then even that trade won't look quite so bad. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any impressions of Hideki Matsui so far?
(Glow from Memphis)
He's been hitting the ball hard in the air, but only two have cleared the fence, leading to some debate as to whether he has warning-track power. Still an upgrade over Stephen Vogt. (R.J. Anderson)


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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
2007 asx .000 0.0 95 .000 0.0 4 -.022 .000 0.1 0.5 5.2
2008 afx .000 0.0 667 -.001 0.2 18 -.016 .002 0.2 0.6 6.2
2009 afa .000 0.0 202 .000 0.0 3 -.068 -.002 0.1 0.1 1.2
2010 afa .000 0.0 1019 -.001 0.3 30 -.007 .007 0.1 0.5 -0.7
2011 aaa .006 0.4 225 .000 0.0 5 .002 .000 0.0 0.3 2.5
2011 aax -.006 -2.7 1991 .002 -1.3 53 .013 .010 -0.4 -5.3 -9.0
2012 aaa -.013 -5.1 1562 -.001 0.4 27 .001 -.002 0.0 -5.1 -5.2
2012 mlb -.005 -0.1 76 -.002 0.1 1 -.008 .000 0.0 0.0 -0.2
2013 mlb -.008 -2.7 1623 .002 -0.9 27 -.006 .004 0.1 -3.9 -4.5
2013 aaa .019 14.5 2918 .000 -0.1 53 -.078 .000 2.7 16.1 16.8
2014 aaa .009 2.0 763 .000 0.0 20 -.025 .000 0.3 2.2 1.7
2014 mlb .016 1.1 314 -.001 0.0 3 -.038 -.002 0.1 1.1 -1.2
2015 mlb -.007 -5.2 3723 .001 -1.2 54 -.017 -.003 0.7 -5.5 -9.0
2016 mlb -.009 -8.6 4356 .002 -1.7 61 .000 -.001 0.0 -11.0 -11.3
2017 afx .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 2 -.019 .002 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 mlb .014 9.5 2909 -.002 1.7 67 .089 .006 -4.0 7.2 -1.0
2017 aaa -.004 0.0 31 .000 0.0 2 .009 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 aax -.007 -0.2 90 -.001 0.0 6 .013 .002 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2019 mlb -.003 -1.6 2213 .001 -0.6 27 .028 .000 -0.5 -3.7 -1.2
2019 aaa -.002 -0.2 234 .001 -0.1 8 .049 .001 -0.2 -0.7 -0.8

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