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Portrait of Rey Ordonez

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 3407 .246 .289 .310 62 2.6
Birth Date1-11-1971
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
Age48 years, 9 months, 11 days
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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
1996 NYN 25 151 530 129 12 4 1 22 53 1 1 3 .257 .289 .303 56 -28.6 1.9 3.3 0.1
1997 NYN 26 120 391 77 5 3 1 18 36 1 11 5 .216 .255 .256 51 -22.8 2.2 9.7 0.5
1998 NYN 27 153 548 124 20 2 1 23 60 1 3 6 .246 .278 .299 57 -28.3 3.8 -4.6 -0.7
1999 NYN 28 154 588 134 24 2 1 49 59 1 8 4 .258 .319 .317 72 -19.3 4.4 0.3 0.9
2000 NYN 29 45 155 25 5 0 0 17 16 0 0 0 .188 .278 .226 64 -6.8 -1.0 -2.4 -0.3
2001 NYN 30 149 505 114 24 4 3 34 43 1 3 2 .247 .299 .336 68 -18.6 0.0 9.9 1.3
2002 NYN 31 144 499 117 25 2 1 24 46 2 2 2 .254 .292 .324 61 -21.8 4.6 6.0 1.0
2003 TBA 32 34 124 37 11 0 3 2 12 1 0 2 .316 .328 .487 91 -1.0 0.4 -1.1 0.3
2004 CHN 33 23 67 10 3 0 1 2 14 0 0 0 .164 .190 .262 50 -4.1 -1.5 -2.1 -0.5
Career9733407767129171219133982824.246.289.31062-151.314.819.02.6

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
1994 SLU A+ FSL 79 336 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA EAS 48 198 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA INT 125 486 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB NL 151 530 .263 .326 .407 .285 97 -31.7 16.4 7.5 56 10 3.3 1.9 -28.6 0.1
1997 NYN MLB NL 120 391 .261 .328 .408 .237 98 -32.2 10.4 5.3 51 8 9.7 2.2 -22.8 0.5
1998 NYN MLB NL 153 548 .264 .331 .416 .275 95 -33.9 14.2 7.5 57 9 -4.6 3.8 -28.3 -0.7
1999 NYN MLB NL 154 588 .270 .341 .427 .285 97 -25.7 16.0 8.5 72 9 0.3 4.4 -19.3 0.9
2000 NYN MLB NL 45 155 .267 .345 .438 .212 110 -14.4 4.9 2.2 64 11 -2.4 -1.0 -6.8 -0.3
2001 NYN MLB NL 149 505 .263 .330 .423 .266 95 -18.8 15.0 6.9 68 7 9.9 0.0 -18.6 1.3
2002 NYN MLB NL 144 499 .258 .325 .405 .278 95 -19.7 14.4 6.6 61 8 6.0 4.6 -21.8 1.0
2003 TBA MLB AL 34 124 .281 .335 .447 .327 97 4.9 3.4 1.7 91 15 -1.1 0.4 -1.0 0.3
2004 CHN MLB NL 23 67 .258 .314 .405 .196 95 -6.5 2.0 0.9 50 12 -2.1 -1.5 -4.1 -0.5
2004 DAY A+ FSL 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 IOW AAA PCL 6 26 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1994 BIN AA EAS 198 191 22 50 10 2 1 67 20 4 18 4 3 .262 .279 .351 .089 1 1
1994 SLU A+ FSL 336 314 47 97 21 2 2 128 40 14 28 11 6 .309 .332 .408 .099 6 6
1995 NOR AAA INT 486 439 49 94 21 4 2 129 50 27 50 11 13 .214 .259 .294 .080 10 10
1996 NYN MLB NL 530 502 51 129 12 4 1 152 30 22 53 1 3 .257 .289 .303 .046 1 4
1997 NYN MLB NL 391 356 35 77 5 3 1 91 33 18 36 11 5 .216 .255 .256 .039 2 14
1998 NYN MLB NL 548 505 46 124 20 2 1 151 42 23 60 3 6 .246 .278 .299 .053 4 15
1999 NYN MLB NL 588 520 49 134 24 2 1 165 60 49 59 8 4 .258 .319 .317 .060 7 11
2000 NYN MLB NL 155 133 10 25 5 0 0 30 9 17 16 0 0 .188 .278 .226 .038 1 4
2001 NYN MLB NL 505 461 31 114 24 4 3 155 44 34 43 3 2 .247 .299 .336 .089 2 7
2002 NYN MLB NL 499 460 53 117 25 2 1 149 42 24 46 2 2 .254 .292 .324 .070 4 9
2003 TBA MLB AL 124 117 14 37 11 0 3 57 22 2 12 0 2 .316 .328 .487 .171 2 2
2004 IOW AAA PCL 26 24 3 7 2 0 0 9 3 1 1 0 0 .292 .308 .375 .083 1 1
2004 DAY A+ FSL 9 8 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .125 0 0
2004 CHN MLB NL 67 61 2 10 3 0 1 16 5 2 14 0 0 .164 .190 .262 .098 0 4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2003-05-09 2003-09-28 60-DL 142 127 Left Knee Surgery PCL 2003-06-30
2000-05-29 2000-10-27 60-DL 151 112 Left Forearm Surgery Non Union Fracture - -
1997-06-02 1997-07-11 15-DL 39 33 Left Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 CHN $650,000
2003 TBA $6,250,000
2002 NYN $6,250,000
2001 NYN $4,000,000
2000 NYN $2,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$19,400,000
5 yrTotal$19,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 yAdam Katz

Details
  • signed as a free agent from FL/CHC 11/06 (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 7/04 contract purchased 5/04 signed as a free agent from SD 5/04 (minor-league contract) signed as a free agent from TB 1/04, 1 year/$0.65M (04) (minor-league contract)
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/02, 4 year/$19M (00-03), $1M signing bonus, 00:$2M, 01:$3.75M, 02:$6M, 03:$6.25M

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Guerrero was fun to watch. I also really liked Roberto Alomar in his prime. He could affect the game on both sides of the ball. Defensively I loved watching Rey Ordonez. He couldn't hit a lick, but my was he phenomenal with the glove. When the Mets had him and Alomar it was webgem city (the Vizquel/Alomar tandem was nothing to sneeze at either). Too bad I can't find any highlights of him online.
(Trent from Nola)
MLB.com has released a lot more video over the past few years, so don't give up the search! Ordonez was fun to watch but man he could NOT hit at all. I do like those guys who have a balanced game and can do different things to help win, but other than the 450-foot homer, nothing impresses me more than a guy with a great throwing arm. Manny Machado has the best infield arm that I've seen lately... hope he can stay healthy. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Cory. And whaddya know, after asking my question I went in search of Rey Ordonez highlights for the first time in a while and actually found one (just uploaded 7 months ago) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXaQ6TDWnww
(Trent from Nola)
St. Rey sure was fun to watch, wasn't he??

BTW, the queue is just about empty but I'll stick around in case anyone straggles in late. Doesn't have to be about baseball, too... anyone wanna ask what I think of the new Afghan Whigs record? (Cory Schwartz)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Rey Ordonez and Ozzie Smith met on a Mediteranian cruise and 9 months later had a left handed baby boy, would anyone give him a legit chance to stay at SS?
(Milby from SF)
This actually happened. Sadly, the kid washed out of baseball before the little league level, so we will never know what might have been. (Jason Parks)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fun question - if Rey Ordonez had been left handed, would he still have been an above average defensive SS?
(Milby from Biergarten)
Awesome question: The answer is no. The throws between 3B/SS would sink him. (Jason Parks)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it just me, or is "Team X will score 1,000 runs this year" the most overused, useless prediction by TV analysts? I've heard it every year for several years now and it still hasn't happened.
(Chip from Richmond)
It is overused, and far too easy to say, like "Rey Ordonez saves the Mets 100 runs a year with his glove," which I miss hearing, in a masochistic way, far more than I miss Ordonez himself. One of the things that would be more descriptive would be to qualify that relative to the league, or to simply say that the team is going to lead the majors in scoring. But they say 1000 because it's more hyperbolic and to some of us it will signify an all-time great offense... The Tigers, I think, won't come real close. They didn't come within a hundred runs last year.

...The Yankees, though, did. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCS"john (nyc): Is Jason Bartlett the next rey ordonez?"

Rey Ordonez only had one year in his career where his EqA was higher than Bartlett's career mark of .258. Strangely enough, it was 2003, when he got 124 PA for the then-Devil Rays.

If Rey Ordonez had a .258 EqA, he'd be in the Hall of Fame . (Derek Jacques)