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Eric Sogard 2BBlue Jays

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date5-22-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Age33 years, 0 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.22015
2016
0.72017
0.12018
0.12019
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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
2010 OAK 24 4 9 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 .429 .556 .429 89 -0.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
2011 OAK 25 27 74 14 3 0 2 4 13 0 0 0 .200 .243 .329 84 -1.2 -0.9 0.4 0.1
2012 OAK 26 37 108 17 3 1 2 5 17 0 2 0 .167 .206 .275 69 -3.8 0.2 2.1 0.2
2013 OAK 27 130 410 98 24 3 2 27 51 5 10 5 .266 .322 .364 93 -2.7 -1.5 0.0 0.7
2014 OAK 28 117 329 65 10 0 1 31 37 1 11 4 .223 .298 .268 79 -7.5 0.3 8.3 1.1
2015 OAK 29 120 401 92 12 3 1 23 50 2 6 1 .247 .294 .304 80 -8.0 2.2 5.8 1.2
2017 MIL 31 94 299 68 15 1 3 45 37 4 3 3 .273 .393 .378 105 2.8 -2.9 -2.6 0.7
2018 MIL 32 55 113 13 3 0 0 12 23 2 3 0 .134 .241 .165 72 -3.4 0.3 -0.1 0.1
2019 TOR 33 26 115 26 5 1 4 13 12 1 3 0 .265 .357 .459 112 2.1 1.1 -1.2 0.5
Career610185839675915162241153814.239.312.32388-21.7-1.812.74.6

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
2007 FTW A MDW 22 92 .265 .334 .381 .275 97 -3.1 2.7 -0.7 89 0 -1.2 0.2 -2.2 -0.1
2007 EUG A- NWN 31 145 .259 .349 .386 .278 107 0.8 4.4 0.1 113 0 -1.9 0.7 -1.3 0.2
2007 POR AAA PCL 1 4 .269 .346 .431 .000 95 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 14 0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2008 LEL A+ CLF 133 622 .279 .353 .426 .334 98 43.2 19.7 -2.7 132 0 3.8 1.1 8.8 3.1
2009 SAN AA TXS 117 530 .267 .342 .389 .312 116 5.5 15.5 -1.3 117 0 -1.0 3.4 2.7 2.0
2010 OAK MLB AL 4 9 .258 .321 .384 .500 103 1.8 0.2 0 89 9 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2010 SAC AAA PCL 137 597 .282 .352 .440 .337 93 22.2 18.9 1.5 114 0 -1.4 -1.2 3.1 2.0
2011 OAK MLB AL 27 74 .246 .303 .384 .218 95 -4.7 2.0 0.5 84 11 0.4 -0.9 -1.2 0.1
2011 SAC AAA PCL 79 366 .293 .365 .469 .319 97 9.8 11.4 4.2 104 0 -7.9 0.5 -3.1 0.5
2012 OAK MLB AL 37 108 .251 .315 .403 .181 92 -8 3.0 0.6 69 14 2.1 0.2 -3.8 0.2
2012 SAC AAA PCL 37 180 .282 .348 .432 .348 90 12.2 5.3 0.1 143 0 7.1 0.6 6.3 1.9
2013 OAK MLB AL 130 410 .255 .319 .407 .301 94 2.7 10.8 0.1 93 10 0.0 -1.5 -2.7 0.7
2014 OAK MLB AL 117 329 .252 .313 .388 .251 92 -10 8.5 0.2 79 12 8.3 0.3 -7.5 1.1
2015 OAK MLB AL 120 401 .255 .314 .409 .283 101 -14.9 10.8 0.2 80 8 5.8 2.2 -8.0 1.2
2016 STO A+ CAL 2 7 .285 .327 .476 .400 92 -0.4 0.2 0 87 0 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2017 MIL MLB NL 94 299 .247 .318 .414 .311 95 6.6 8.8 0.9 105 10 -2.6 -2.9 2.8 0.7
2017 WIS A MID 2 7 .264 .337 .393 .000 102 -0.7 0.2 0 82 0 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2017 CSP AAA PCL 24 107 .279 .344 .443 .351 120 4.2 3.2 -0.2 131 0 -0.1 -0.2 2.8 0.5
2018 MIL MLB NL 55 113 .247 .321 .392 .173 93 -9.6 3.2 0.7 72 9 -0.1 0.3 -3.4 0.1
2018 CSP AAA PCL 27 101 .254 .319 .383 .267 103 -6.5 3.0 0 62 0 2.4 1.6 -5.4 0.2
2018 BRR Rk AZL 2 7 .237 .325 .322 .500 102 0.5 0.2 -0.1 141 0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2019 TOR MLB AL 26 115 .243 .317 .414 .268 105 2.6 3.3 0.1 112 15 -1.2 1.1 2.1 0.5
2019 BUF AAA INT 9 38 .240 .328 .397 .269 105 0.8 1.3 0 0 0 0.9 0.6 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
2007 POR AAA PCL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2007 FTW A MDW 92 83 7 21 2 0 2 29 15 6 13 2 2 .253 .308 .349 .096 1 1
2007 EUG A- NWN 145 125 20 32 9 0 2 47 18 19 16 4 2 .256 .352 .376 .120 1 1
2008 LEL A+ CLF 622 536 97 165 42 3 10 243 87 79 62 16 7 .308 .398 .453 .146 0 0
2009 SAN AA TXS 530 457 79 134 25 3 6 183 51 58 47 10 6 .293 .371 .400 .107 6 6
2010 SAC AAA PCL 597 514 82 154 28 6 5 209 65 75 68 14 9 .300 .392 .407 .107 1 1
2010 OAK MLB AL 9 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 .429 .556 .429 .000 0 0
2011 OAK MLB AL 74 70 7 14 3 0 2 23 4 4 13 0 0 .200 .243 .329 .129 0 0
2011 SAC AAA PCL 366 315 55 94 16 2 5 129 37 40 34 13 3 .298 .381 .410 .111 3 4
2012 SAC AAA PCL 180 157 29 52 5 2 5 76 22 23 17 11 3 .331 .417 .484 .153 0 0
2012 OAK MLB AL 108 102 8 17 3 1 2 28 7 5 17 2 0 .167 .206 .275 .108 0 1
2013 OAK MLB AL 410 368 45 98 24 3 2 134 35 27 51 10 5 .266 .322 .364 .098 4 6
2014 OAK MLB AL 329 291 38 65 10 0 1 78 22 31 37 11 4 .223 .298 .268 .045 2
2015 OAK MLB AL 401 372 40 92 12 3 1 113 37 23 50 6 1 .247 .294 .304 .056 1 3
2016 STO A+ CAL 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 0 0
2017 CSP AAA PCL 107 91 30 30 8 0 3 47 17 15 12 5 0 .330 .421 .516 .187 1 0
2017 MIL MLB NL 299 249 37 68 15 1 3 94 18 45 37 3 3 .273 .393 .378 .104 0 1
2017 WIS A MID 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .000 0 0
2018 MIL MLB NL 113 97 7 13 3 0 0 16 2 12 23 3 0 .134 .241 .165 .031 1 1
2018 BRR Rk AZL 7 7 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .429 .571 .143 0 0
2018 CSP AAA PCL 101 89 10 20 4 0 0 24 11 10 16 0 1 .225 .297 .270 .045 2 0
2019 TOR MLB AL 115 98 15 26 5 1 4 45 13 13 12 3 0 .265 .357 .459 .194 0 3
2019 BUF AAA INT 38 30 7 8 2 0 1 13 6 7 4 0 0 .267 .395 .433 .167 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 32 0.4375 0.2813 0.8889 0.5000 0.1111 1.0000 0.5000 0.1111 0.0007
2011 241 0.5394 0.4564 0.8909 0.5692 0.3243 0.9730 0.7222 0.1091 0.0047
2012 385 0.5221 0.4026 0.8774 0.5473 0.2446 0.9182 0.7778 0.1226 0.0038
2013 1472 0.5136 0.4090 0.8920 0.5489 0.2612 0.9566 0.7487 0.1080 -0.0044
2014 1147 0.4961 0.3923 0.8889 0.5448 0.2422 0.9516 0.7500 0.1111 -0.0059
2015 1444 0.5139 0.3989 0.8889 0.5364 0.2536 0.9673 0.7135 0.1111 0.0036
2017 1227 0.4792 0.3513 0.8886 0.4881 0.2254 0.9617 0.7431 0.1114 0.0000
2018 463 0.5032 0.3693 0.8713 0.5322 0.2043 0.9032 0.7872 0.1287 0.0000
2019 454 0.5154 0.3568 0.9259 0.5000 0.2045 0.9658 0.8222 0.0741 0.0000
Career68650.50500.38840.89020.53080.24300.95460.74750.1098-0.0008

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
2012-08-07 2012-10-12 15-DL 66 53 - Back Strain - -
2011-03-07 2011-03-12 Camp 5 0 Left Thumb Soreness -
2009-05-02 2009-05-15 Minors 13 0 Groin Strain Mild -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TOR $
2018 MIL $2,400,000
2017 MIL $
2016 OAK $1,500,000
2015 OAK $1,075,000
2014 OAK $510,000
2013 OAK $495,000
2012 OAK $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,462,500
6 yrTotal$6,462,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 139 dOctagon1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/21/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Toronto 4/15/19.
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2018). Re-signed by Milwaukee 10/26/17. Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 30, 50, 70, 90 games. $50,000 for 120 games. DFA by Milwaukee 7/5/18. Released 7/10/18. Re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/27/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/15/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Milwaukee 5/12/17.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 12/2/15 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 350, 400 plate appearances. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/6/16.
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $1.425M-$0.9M).
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Acquired by Oakland in trade from San Diego 1/16/10. Contract purchased by Oakland 9/14/10.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2007 (2-81) (Arizona State). Signed 6/27/07, $0.4M 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 135 18 34 8 1 3 14 15 23 2 1 .291 .378 .453 109 5.4 2B 0, SS 0 0.4
80o 114 14 26 6 0 2 11 12 19 2 1 .263 .345 .384 100 3.5 2B 0, SS 0 0.3
70o 98 12 22 5 0 2 9 10 17 1 0 .256 .337 .384 95 2.4 2B 0, SS 0 0.2
60o 84 10 18 4 0 2 8 8 15 1 0 .243 .325 .378 90 1.6 2B 0, SS 0 0.2
50o 72 8 14 3 0 1 6 7 13 1 0 .219 .306 .312 85 1.0 2B 0, SS 0 0.1
40o 60 7 12 3 0 1 5 6 11 1 0 .226 .317 .340 80 0.6 2B 0, SS 0 0.0
30o 46 5 9 2 0 1 4 4 9 1 0 .220 .289 .341 75 0.2 2B 0, SS 0 0.0
20o 30 3 5 1 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 .185 .267 .222 69 -0.1 2B 0, SS 0 0.0
10o 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .125 .222 .125 61 -0.1 2B 0, SS 0 0.0
Weighted Mean78916401781410.232.321.333871.22B 0, SS 00.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you noticed Eric Sogard's DRC+? What do you think?
(Vernon Duke from Taking a Chance)
Sure. Have you noticed his PA? (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Oakland, who stays and goes for 2014? Some choices are obvious -- Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki are gone. Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon are probably not affordable. Brett Anderson, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick are all non-tender candidates, though Smith and Reddick could be back because it doesn't look like Michael Choice is ready. How do they fix the middle of the infield? Jed Lowrie isn't going to put up this type of offense to make up for that poor of a glove and Eric Sogard and Albert Callaspo -- just, no. The Coliseum hides the total mediocre state of the A's rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Great question. Agree on Young and Suzuki. Balfour will probably price himself out of Oakland, a team that has no problem with a revolving door of closers. I think that Reddick sticks around, unless his homer counts exorbitantly drive up the price in his first year of arbitration. It will be interesting to see what Colon wants contractually, and the A's could easily bow out if he wants a multi-year deal. There is no way that the A's pay $8 million for Anderson next year, so his option will be declined, but it will be interesting to see if he re-signs on a one-year deal to re-establish his value. Coco Crisp will probably be taken up on his $7.5 million option, given his somewhat unique blend of speed and power in CF (as well as his clubhouse appeal). The A's like the power that Lowrie offers in the middle of the diamond, and their backup options are less than inspiring (Nakajima has turned out to be a waste of $6.5 million).

The A's pitching succeeds in many ways that are tough to see. Yes, the Coliseum and its immense foul territory certainly help, but the A's have an excellent system in place for pitcher development. They emphasize balance, posture, and pitch repetition - and they eschew the slide step! So they earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to developing pitchers from within and identifying which arms to bring into the system.


On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Ragdoll" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Whither Eric Sogard? Terrible Hitter (minors suggest otherwise) or BABIP cannon fodder? Inquiring minds...
(Larry from pgh)
First question I've ever received about Eric Sogard. Ever. You get a cookie. It seems a bit of both. His MLB BABIP are too low, probably small-sample-size driven, but he's also probably not an especially good hitter. He's 26, he's never really been that highly regarded, and if he carves out a career for himself, it'll be as a backup infielder or a starter for a really bad team. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why has it almost always been lefty/righty platoons? Why aren't their more fastball hitter / junkball hitter platoons? or platoons based on who's pitching for their own team such as a more defensive infielder for groundball pitchers, etc. - or have there been many of those that we haven't noticed?
(hotstatrat from T.O.)
To the extent it's not happening, it's hard to say why. BP authors have been calling for this kind of thing since before I started reading, and I'm old. It seems like an obvious thing to try.

Which makes me think, moving to the second half, that it is being done more than we realize. Of course, managers don't really platoon much at all, but when they're picking spots to give someone a rest day, there's a possibility that they're putting the bench infielder at short on the day when the junkballer is throwing and just not really mentioning it because the main reason the starter isn't starting is because it's a day off.

Not to go all-A's, but Bob Melvin did, on Opening Day Part One (the Japan version) start Eric Sogard at third base instead of theoretical starter Josh Donaldson. Felix Hernandez was on the mound, and Melvin reasoned that Sogard had more of a contact-oriented approach than Donaldson. He insisted that it was not a lefty/right issue. (Jason Wojciechowski)


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