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Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 8 days
BatsR
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0.52015
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-0.22017
0.22018
-0.92019
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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 SLN 23 16 22 3 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 .176 .333 .235 77 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.0
2012 SLN 24 26 82 24 5 3 2 7 19 0 2 0 .333 .383 .569 96 -0.3 1.1 2.4 0.7
2013 SLN 25 143 448 89 20 0 1 34 91 0 3 1 .217 .275 .273 59 -19.6 3.2 18.9 2.1
2014 SLN 26 14 26 7 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .304 .385 .435 86 -0.4 0.8 0.0 0.1
2015 SLN 27 76 111 15 0 0 0 10 21 1 3 1 .152 .236 .152 75 -2.9 2.7 1.2 0.5
2017 NYA 29 11 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 50 -0.6 0.3 0.3 0.0
2017 TEX 29 28 41 4 0 0 1 2 18 2 0 1 .111 .200 .194 55 -2.2 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2
2018 DET 30 27 73 15 4 1 1 2 15 0 0 1 .217 .236 .348 80 -1.5 0.1 0.3 0.2
Career341813158334563174384.215.278.29168-28.07.022.73.4

Statistics for All Levels

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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 BAT A- NYP 8 28 .248 .320 .366 .200 97 -3.6 0.8 0.4 17 0 -0.7 0.1 -2.3 -0.2
2007 CRD Rk GCL 4 15 .259 .344 .372 .182 92 0.1 0.4 0.2 708 0 0.2 0.3 -0.9 0.0
2007 JCY Rk APL 30 120 .253 .328 .369 .313 95 3.2 3.8 1.7 134 0 -1.5 0.9 8.8 1.3
2008 QUD A MDW 99 434 .255 .326 .375 .336 96 12.3 12.3 4.7 120 0 5.9 -2.2 3.7 2.5
2008 PMB A+ FSL 24 94 .249 .327 .370 .189 94 -7.7 3.2 1.5 28 0 1.6 -0.3 -10.3 -0.4
2009 PMB A+ FSL 18 84 .259 .324 .367 .404 89 3.9 2.4 1.1 133 0 -3.6 -1.4 2.6 0.1
2009 SFD AA TXS 113 459 .263 .334 .391 .259 116 -17.3 13.3 6.1 64 0 8.7 1.4 -24.9 0.5
2010 SFD AA TXS 132 570 .261 .338 .391 .282 104 -9.2 16.9 7.8 87 0 17.2 -0.1 -6.6 3.6
2011 SLN MLB NL 16 22 .251 .318 .402 .231 103 -1 0.6 0.1 77 12 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 0.0
2011 MEM AAA PCL 112 448 .279 .353 .431 .265 97 -28.3 13.9 3.8 46 0 13.2 2.6 -28.4 0.5
2012 SLN MLB NL 26 82 .249 .323 .382 .415 95 5.3 2.2 1 96 10 2.4 1.1 -0.3 0.7
2012 MEM AAA PCL 131 500 .273 .337 .422 .251 95 -12 14.9 1.9 66 0 6.5 4.0 -17.7 0.9
2013 SLN MLB NL 143 448 .247 .309 .380 .274 100 -24.5 11.8 5.3 59 8 18.9 3.2 -19.6 2.1
2014 SLN MLB NL 14 26 .260 .325 .421 .368 103 0.8 0.7 0.1 86 14 0.0 0.8 -0.4 0.1
2014 MEM AAA PCL 117 437 .268 .333 .414 .275 90 3.4 13.1 5.1 90 0 6.1 1.6 -7.6 1.8
2015 SLN MLB NL 76 111 .255 .317 .408 .192 94 -10.9 3.0 0.6 75 10 1.2 2.7 -2.9 0.5
2016 SWB AAA INT 130 488 .254 .317 .378 .256 102 -33.1 13.7 4 56 0 5.4 3.1 -28.1 -0.2
2017 NYA MLB AL 11 10 .270 .342 .473 .143 106 -1.4 0.3 0.1 50 11 0.3 0.3 -0.6 0.0
2017 TEX MLB AL 28 41 .254 .325 .421 .176 113 -4.4 1.2 0.2 55 11 -0.4 -0.8 -2.2 -0.2
2017 ROU AAA PCL 11 42 .280 .342 .419 .375 98 -0.7 1.2 0.2 97 0 0.6 1.3 0.0 0.3
2018 DET MLB AL 27 73 .261 .326 .437 .259 101 -2.5 2.0 0.6 80 12 0.3 0.1 -1.5 0.2
2018 TOL AAA INT 83 296 .252 .322 .386 .244 92 -14.8 8.7 3.2 57 0 -1.7 0.4 -12.2 -0.2
2018 PRT Wnt ABL 12 56 .000 .000 .000 .231 108 6.6 2.3 0.8 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 TOL AAA INT 88 322 .265 .341 .446 .288 93 3.1 11.0 1 99 0 8.9 1.0 -0.3 1.9

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 CRD Rk GCL 15 13 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 .154 .267 .154 .000 0 0
2007 BAT A- NYP 28 27 1 4 0 1 0 6 2 1 7 1 1 .148 .179 .222 .074 0 0
2007 JCY Rk APL 120 106 16 28 8 0 2 42 9 12 21 3 2 .264 .350 .396 .132 0 0
2008 PMB A+ FSL 94 77 4 10 4 0 0 14 10 10 27 0 1 .130 .231 .182 .052 3 3
2008 QUD A MDW 434 377 58 107 20 4 5 150 40 45 69 12 5 .284 .367 .398 .114 1 1
2009 PMB A+ FSL 84 73 8 23 5 0 0 28 8 8 16 1 0 .315 .390 .384 .068 0 0
2009 SFD AA TXS 459 407 52 88 15 3 6 127 37 42 88 4 2 .216 .289 .312 .096 4 4
2010 SFD AA TXS 570 503 69 122 28 2 13 193 72 56 111 13 2 .243 .316 .384 .141 7 7
2011 SLN MLB NL 22 17 2 3 1 0 0 4 1 4 4 0 0 .176 .333 .235 .059 0 1
2011 MEM AAA PCL 448 398 48 85 17 2 3 115 47 36 91 2 2 .214 .280 .289 .075 6 5
2012 MEM AAA PCL 500 448 61 104 16 3 11 159 63 41 74 7 4 .232 .292 .355 .123 7 4
2012 SLN MLB NL 82 72 11 24 5 3 2 41 14 7 19 2 0 .333 .383 .569 .236 2 1
2013 SLN MLB NL 448 410 44 89 20 0 1 112 35 34 91 3 1 .217 .275 .273 .056 3 1
2014 SLN MLB NL 26 23 4 7 3 0 0 10 0 3 4 0 0 .304 .385 .435 .130 0
2014 MEM AAA PCL 437 379 59 94 23 0 8 141 54 41 61 10 7 .248 .330 .372 .124 3
2015 SLN MLB NL 111 99 15 15 0 0 0 15 2 10 21 3 1 .152 .236 .152 .000 0 1
2016 SWB AAA INT 488 445 48 93 19 0 2 118 32 31 91 11 4 .209 .268 .265 .056 3 3
2017 NYA MLB AL 10 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 0 0
2017 TEX MLB AL 41 36 4 4 0 0 1 7 2 2 18 0 1 .111 .200 .194 .083 0 1
2017 ROU AAA PCL 42 40 8 12 4 0 0 16 2 2 8 1 0 .300 .333 .400 .100 0 0
2018 TOL AAA INT 296 271 23 55 18 2 1 80 17 19 52 6 1 .203 .260 .295 .092 3 0
2018 DET MLB AL 73 69 7 15 4 1 1 24 8 2 15 0 1 .217 .236 .348 .130 1 1
2018 PRT Wnt ABL 56 50 10 11 4 2 2 25 9 5 9 0 1 .220 .304 .500 .280 0 0
2019 TOL AAA INT 322 278 44 73 17 2 7 115 51 32 49 2 0 .263 .340 .414 .151 7 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 85 0.5412 0.4353 0.8108 0.5652 0.2821 0.9615 0.4545 0.1892 -0.0025
2012 351 0.5214 0.3818 0.8060 0.5355 0.2143 0.8980 0.5556 0.1940 -0.0049
2013 1589 0.5211 0.4594 0.8151 0.6377 0.2654 0.8977 0.5990 0.1849 0.0047
2014 105 0.5714 0.4000 0.8333 0.4833 0.2889 1.0000 0.4615 0.1667 -0.0015
2015 404 0.5149 0.4257 0.8081 0.6202 0.2194 0.8992 0.5349 0.1919 0.0027
2017 200 0.5350 0.4650 0.7312 0.6636 0.2366 0.7746 0.5909 0.2688 0.0000
2018 276 0.5290 0.4783 0.8182 0.6712 0.2615 0.8980 0.5882 0.1818 0.0000
Career30100.52430.44520.80830.62080.25230.89520.57490.19170.0021

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
2019 DET $
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 94 dExcel Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/8/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 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. Contract selected by Detroit 9/14/18. Sent outright Triple-A by Detroit 10/24/18 (elected free agency).
  • 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.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (1-18) (Owassa HS, Okla.). $1.395M 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 379 38 81 19 2 8 36 23 82 6 2 .234 .290 .370 68 1.5 2B 3, SS 0 0.5
80o 360 35 73 17 2 7 33 21 79 5 2 .221 .274 .347 60 -2.9 2B 3, SS 0 0.0
70o 347 32 67 16 1 6 31 20 77 5 2 .210 .264 .323 55 -5.8 2B 3, SS 0 -0.3
60o 336 30 62 14 1 6 29 18 76 4 2 .200 .251 .310 50 -8.1 2B 3, SS 0 -0.6
50o 325 29 59 14 1 6 28 17 74 4 2 .197 .245 .310 46 -10.1 2B 2, SS 0 -0.8
40o 314 27 55 13 1 5 26 16 72 4 2 .189 .237 .292 42 -11.9 2B 2, SS 0 -1.0
30o 303 25 51 12 1 5 24 15 71 4 2 .181 .229 .285 38 -13.7 2B 2, SS 0 -1.2
20o 290 23 46 11 1 4 22 14 68 3 1 .170 .218 .263 32 -15.6 2B 2, SS 0 -1.4
10o 271 20 41 9 1 4 20 12 65 3 1 .161 .204 .252 25 -17.8 2B 2, SS 0 -1.7
Weighted Mean3282960141628187542.198.248.31048-9.52B 3, SS 0-0.7

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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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