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Pete Kozma SSTigers

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Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 10 days
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-0.52017
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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
2011 SLN 23 16 22 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .215 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2012 SLN 24 26 82 72 11 24 5 3 2 41 7 19 0 2 1 14 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .325 9.6 2.4 1.3
2013 SLN 25 143 448 410 44 89 20 0 1 112 34 91 0 3 1 35 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .203 -4.3 18.9 1.6
2014 SLN 26 14 26 23 4 7 3 0 0 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .297 2.4 0.0 0.3
2015 SLN 27 76 111 99 15 15 0 0 0 15 10 21 1 0 1 2 3 1 .152 .236 .152 .159 -4.7 1.2 -0.4
2017 NYA 29 11 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .127 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2017 TEX 29 28 41 36 4 4 0 0 1 7 2 18 2 0 1 2 0 1 .111 .200 .194 .157 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4
2018 DET 30 15 41 40 4 7 2 0 1 12 1 7 0 0 0 6 0 1 .175 .195 .300 .206 -0.9 0.2 -0.1
Career329781706861503135202621663556084.212.277.286.210-3.022.62.1

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- 8 28 .144 .248 .320 .366 .255 .200 97 -3.6 0.8 0.4 -0.7 0.1 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2007 CRD Rk 4 15 .268 .259 .344 .372 .273 .182 92 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2007 JCY Rk 30 120 .283 .253 .328 .369 .253 .313 95 3.2 3.8 1.7 -1.5 0.9 9.7 0.8 9.7 0.8
2008 QUD A 99 434 .287 .255 .326 .375 .264 .336 96 12.3 12.3 4.7 5.9 -2.2 27.2 3.4 27.2 3.4
2008 PMB A+ 24 94 .195 .249 .327 .370 .254 .189 94 -7.7 3.2 1.5 1.6 -0.3 -3.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2
2009 PMB A+ 18 84 .304 .259 .324 .367 .255 .404 89 3.9 2.4 1.1 -3.6 -1.4 6.0 0.3 6.0 0.3
2009 SFD AA 113 459 .225 .263 .334 .391 .249 .259 116 -17.3 13.3 6.1 8.7 1.4 3.5 1.3 3.5 1.3
2010 SFD AA 132 570 .247 .261 .338 .391 .262 .282 105 -8.4 17.1 7.9 17.2 -0.1 16.4 3.4 16.4 3.4
2011 SLN MLB 16 22 .215 .251 .318 .402 .259 .231 103 -1 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2011 MEM AAA 112 448 .207 .279 .353 .431 .266 .265 97 -28.2 13.9 3.8 13.2 2.6 -8.0 0.5 -8.0 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 26 82 .325 .249 .323 .382 .259 .415 96 5.3 2.2 1 2.4 1.1 9.6 1.3 9.6 1.3
2012 MEM AAA 131 500 .239 .273 .337 .422 .266 .251 95 -11.8 14.9 1.9 6.5 4.0 8.9 1.5 8.9 1.5
2013 SLN MLB 143 448 .203 .247 .309 .380 .252 .274 101 -24.6 11.8 5.3 18.9 3.2 -4.3 1.6 -4.3 1.6
2014 SLN MLB 14 26 .297 .260 .325 .421 .276 .368 103 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.8 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2014 MEM AAA 117 437 .265 .268 .333 .414 .263 .275 92 2.2 13.1 5.1 6.1 1.6 22.0 2.8 22.0 2.8
2015 SLN MLB 76 111 .159 .255 .317 .408 .266 .192 97 -10.9 3.0 0.6 1.2 2.7 -4.7 -0.4 -4.7 -0.4
2016 SWB AAA 130 488 .198 .254 .317 .378 .254 .256 97 -31.8 13.7 4 5.4 3.1 -11.0 -0.6 -11.0 -0.6
2017 NYA MLB 11 10 .127 .270 .342 .473 .279 .143 104 -1.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2017 TEX MLB 28 41 .157 .254 .325 .421 .262 .176 113 -4.4 1.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2017 ROU AAA 11 42 .244 .280 .342 .419 .261 .375 99 -0.7 1.2 0.2 0.6 1.3 2.0 0.3 2.0 0.3
2018 DET MLB 15 41 .206 .250 .311 .430 .266 .188 102 -2.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2018 TOL AAA 38 137 .239 .244 .319 .371 .251 .287 95 -3.1 4.1 1.6 -1.9 0.2 2.8 0.1 2.8 0.1

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 CRD Rk 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 .268 1.0 0.2 0.1
2007 BAT A- 28 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 7 1 1 .148 .179 .222 .074 .144 -2.3 -0.7 -0.3
2007 JCY Rk 120 16 28 8 0 2 9 12 21 3 2 .264 .350 .396 .132 .283 9.7 -1.5 0.8
2008 QUD A 434 58 107 20 4 5 40 45 69 12 5 .284 .367 .398 .114 .287 27.2 5.9 3.4
2008 PMB A+ 94 4 10 4 0 0 10 10 27 0 1 .130 .231 .182 .052 .195 -3.3 1.6 -0.2
2009 PMB A+ 84 8 23 5 0 0 8 8 16 1 0 .315 .390 .384 .068 .304 6.0 -3.6 0.3
2009 SFD AA 459 52 88 15 3 6 37 42 88 4 2 .216 .289 .312 .096 .225 3.5 8.7 1.3
2010 SFD AA 570 69 122 28 2 13 72 56 111 13 2 .243 .316 .384 .141 .247 16.4 17.2 3.4
2011 MEM AAA 448 48 85 17 2 3 47 36 91 2 2 .214 .280 .289 .075 .207 -8.0 13.2 0.5
2011 SLN MLB 22 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .059 .215 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2012 SLN MLB 82 11 24 5 3 2 14 7 19 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .236 .325 9.6 2.4 1.3
2012 MEM AAA 500 61 104 16 3 11 63 41 74 7 4 .232 .292 .355 .123 .239 8.9 6.5 1.5
2013 SLN MLB 448 44 89 20 0 1 35 34 91 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .056 .203 -4.3 18.9 1.6
2014 MEM AAA 437 59 94 23 0 8 54 41 61 10 7 .248 .330 .372 .124 .265 22.0 6.1 2.8
2014 SLN MLB 26 4 7 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .130 .297 2.4 0.0 0.3
2015 SLN MLB 111 15 15 0 0 0 2 10 21 3 1 .152 .236 .152 .000 .159 -4.7 1.2 -0.4
2016 SWB AAA 488 48 93 19 0 2 32 31 91 11 4 .209 .268 .265 .056 .198 -11.0 5.4 -0.6
2017 NYA MLB 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .127 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2017 TEX MLB 41 4 4 0 0 1 2 2 18 0 1 .111 .200 .194 .083 .157 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4
2017 ROU AAA 42 8 12 4 0 0 2 2 8 1 0 .300 .333 .400 .100 .244 2.0 0.6 0.3
2018 TOL AAA 137 12 27 9 1 0 6 10 30 2 1 .221 .292 .311 .090 .239 2.8 -1.9 0.1
2018 DET MLB 41 4 7 2 0 1 6 1 7 0 1 .175 .195 .300 .125 .206 -0.9 0.2 -0.1

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
2011 85 0.5412 0.4353 0.8108 0.5435 0.3077 0.9200 0.5833 0.1892 35 -0.002465
2012 351 0.5157 0.3818 0.8060 0.5304 0.2235 0.9063 0.5526 0.1940 174 -0.004880
2013 1589 0.5129 0.4594 0.8151 0.6454 0.2636 0.9030 0.5882 0.1849 703 0.004650
2014 105 0.5524 0.4000 0.8333 0.5000 0.2766 1.0000 0.4615 0.1667 54 -0.001470
2015 404 0.5124 0.4257 0.8081 0.6135 0.2284 0.8898 0.5778 0.1919 201 0.002709
2017 200 0.5400 0.4650 0.7312 0.6574 0.2391 0.7746 0.5909 0.2688 0 0.000000
2018 167 0.5449 0.5030 0.8452 0.6923 0.2763 0.9048 0.6667 0.1548 0 0.000000
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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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 DET $
2017 NYA $575,000
2016 NYA $
2015 SLN $522,000
2014 SLN $
2013 SLN $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,587,000
4 yrTotal$1,587,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 49 dExcel Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/5/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 5/8/18. DFA by Detroit 6/1/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/4/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/31/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.575M in majors. Claimed by Texas off waivers 4/30/17 after being DFA by NY Yankees 4/28/17. DFA by Texas 7/20/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/23/17. Released by Texas 8/13/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.522M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 11/2/15.
  • 1 year/$0.518M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. DFA by St. Louis 6/25/14 (optional assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm interested in the timetable for Delvin Perez. Some say he gets left behind in instructs and starts playing in short season, others say he starts at low A and might even make high A later this year. What's your best guess/info?
(Buff from Colorado )
This is the kind of thing that really works itself out on the minor league side in Spring Training. There's not a ton of track record here either since the last high school bat the Cardinals took for comparison purposes here is Pete Kozma (who did go to the MWL). If you view Perez as a top ten talent in last year's draft class, those guys usually go straight to full-season. Perez was a young prep though, so a lot of variables. I still suspect the only one that matters is how he looks in March. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the impact of Peralta's injury on Kolten Wong's value? There was talk this spring that Wong was headed to a platoon with Jedd Gyorko, but maybe Gyotko will be needed more at SS now with Peralta out. Thoughts?
(Truganini from Co)
I don't know why you'd take at-bats away from Wong--who's better both offensively and defensively--and give them to Gyorko. Maybe Gyorko spells Wong specifically against lefties or something.
And I'm in no hurry to see Gyorko play shortstop either. I think Ruben Tejada was a very savvy pickup and can at least be better than replacement-level, which might not literally be Pete Kozma anymore, but still feels like Pete Kozma. (Michael Baumann)
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)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what Ryan Jackson did to get himself so deeply planted in Mike Matheny's doghouse? I mean, he's not going to be a star, but at this point, he'd be an upgrade on Pete Kozma, wouldn't he? Not that that's a very high bar...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I agree and I've wondered the same! Jackson was stuck out in LF when I saw Memphis back in June, and that confused me as well. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cardinals are about to sign Kelly Shoppach FYI. The cardinals were supposedly looking for SS but had no luck. Pete Kozma, Ryan Jackson, nor Greg Garcia are the answers so who is?
(Bubba from STL)
I thought Alexei Ramirez made sense for them before the rumors of their interest popped up. It's really hard to find a MLB-quality shortstop out there (which is something that we perhaps don't take into account enough when talking about the Iglesias and Gregorius deals). Maybe they reunite with Brendan Ryan, or Arizona decides to move Cliff Pennington for some reason? I don't know. St. Louis may not have a choice but to roll with what they've got. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Pete Kozma and Jose Iglesias? They have both looked good so far this spring/year. Think they will be ok offensively?
(Todd from Dallas)
I made up my mind on Kozma last year and I don't have enough time in the day to reassess him continually, so I'll say "Meh" and "no." There are too many baseball players.

Iglesias won't be ok offensively, either, but don't care, won't ever care. (Sam Miller)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Professor, who is the Cardinals shortstop next year? Andrus? Not much on the free agent market. Please don't say Pete Kozma.
(Justin from Chicago)
Peter Kozma (Jason Parks)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ian, with Scutaro re-signing with the Giants, do you think the Cardinals will do anything at the meetings regarding the middle of their infield? Thanks!
(Chopper from Indy)
Are you not a Pete Kozma believer?? :)

I'm still a big Furcal fan, so if he's healthy (big if) I have no problem with him as my opening day SS. Between Descalso and Kozma, you have a LOT of potential at 2B/SS -- lots more than what other orgs have. Whether or not they actualize that, well, none of us can say just yet. But I'd say the Cards are set up pretty well right now! (Ian Miller)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career: Pete Kozma or Joe Panik?
(Beau from SF)
Kozma. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's gotten into Pete Kozma?
(Jeff from Springfield)
Kozma is having one of my favorite random hot streaks of the year. How often does a guy hit .232/.292/.355 over 500 Triple-A plate appearances and .333/.383/.569 over 82 big-league plate appearances in the same season? And it's carried over to the postseason. What a weird year. (R.J. Anderson)


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