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Birth Date5-22-1986
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.72014
0.52015
2016
1.12017
-0.62018
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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
2010 OAK 24 4 9 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .556 .429 .462 1.4 0.0 0.1
2011 OAK 25 27 74 70 7 14 3 0 2 23 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 .200 .243 .329 .196 -3.1 0.4 -0.3
2012 OAK 26 37 108 102 8 17 3 1 2 28 5 17 0 0 1 7 2 0 .167 .206 .275 .185 -4.2 2.1 -0.2
2013 OAK 27 130 410 368 45 98 24 3 2 134 27 51 5 4 6 35 10 5 .266 .322 .364 .266 11.9 -0.0 1.3
2014 OAK 28 117 329 291 38 65 10 0 1 78 31 37 1 2 22 11 4 .223 .298 .268 .225 -1.7 8.3 0.7
2015 OAK 29 120 401 372 40 92 12 3 1 113 23 50 2 1 3 37 6 1 .247 .294 .304 .224 -0.9 5.8 0.5
2017 MIL 31 94 299 249 37 68 15 1 3 94 45 37 4 0 1 18 3 3 .273 .393 .378 .283 14.0 -2.6 1.1
2018 MIL 32 41 95 81 6 10 3 0 0 13 11 20 2 0 1 1 2 0 .123 .245 .160 .166 -5.5 -0.2 -0.6
Career5701725154018136770811486148226147121243414.238.310.316.23911.913.92.8

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 FTW A 22 92 .229 .265 .334 .381 .264 .275 97 -3.1 2.7 -0.7 -1.2 0.2 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2
2007 EUG A- 31 145 .265 .259 .349 .386 .264 .278 107 0.8 4.4 0.1 -1.9 0.7 6.0 0.4 6.0 0.4
2007 POR AAA 1 4 -.011 .269 .346 .431 .274 .000 95 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 LEL A+ 133 622 .320 .279 .353 .426 .275 .334 98 43.2 19.7 -2.7 3.8 1.1 61.3 6.5 61.3 6.5
2009 SAN AA 117 530 .270 .267 .342 .389 .250 .312 116 5.5 15.5 -1.3 -1.0 3.4 23.1 2.3 23.1 2.3
2010 OAK MLB 4 9 .462 .258 .321 .384 .255 .500 103 1.8 0.2 0 0.0 -0.7 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 SAC AAA 137 597 .292 .282 .352 .440 .271 .337 94 22.4 19.0 1.5 -1.4 -1.2 41.7 3.8 41.7 3.8
2011 OAK MLB 27 74 .196 .246 .303 .384 .250 .218 95 -4.7 2.0 0.5 0.4 -0.9 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2011 SAC AAA 79 366 .283 .293 .365 .469 .272 .319 97 9.8 11.4 4.2 -7.9 0.5 26.0 1.7 26.0 1.7
2012 OAK MLB 37 108 .185 .251 .315 .403 .260 .181 92 -8 3.0 0.6 2.1 0.2 -4.2 -0.2 -4.2 -0.2
2012 SAC AAA 37 180 .321 .282 .348 .432 .273 .348 90 12.3 5.3 0.1 7.1 0.6 18.4 2.5 18.4 2.5
2013 OAK MLB 130 410 .266 .255 .319 .407 .267 .301 94 2.5 10.8 0.1 -0.0 -1.5 11.9 1.3 11.9 1.3
2014 OAK MLB 117 329 .225 .252 .313 .388 .263 .251 94 -10.7 8.5 0.2 8.3 0.3 -1.7 0.7 -1.7 0.7
2015 OAK MLB 120 401 .224 .255 .314 .409 .260 .283 98 -14.1 10.8 0.2 5.8 2.2 -0.9 0.5 -0.9 0.5
2016 STO A+ 2 7 .202 .285 .327 .476 .268 .400 95 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2017 MIL MLB 94 299 .283 .247 .318 .414 .263 .311 94 7.2 8.7 0.9 -2.6 -2.9 14.0 1.1 14.0 1.1
2017 WIS A 2 7 .170 .264 .337 .393 .274 .000 102 -0.7 0.2 0 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2017 CSP AAA 24 107 .296 .279 .344 .443 .275 .351 120 4.2 3.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2018 MIL MLB 41 95 .166 .241 .314 .381 .256 .164 95 -9.4 2.8 0.7 -0.2 0.5 -5.5 -0.6 -5.5 -0.6
2018 CSP AAA 11 51 .185 .251 .315 .374 .250 .275 108 -4.2 1.5 0 1.2 0.5 -2.2 -0.1 -2.2 -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 POR AAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 -.011 -0.9 0.0 -0.1
2007 EUG A- 145 20 32 9 0 2 18 19 16 4 2 .256 .352 .376 .120 .265 6.0 -1.9 0.4
2007 FTW A 92 7 21 2 0 2 15 6 13 2 2 .253 .308 .349 .096 .229 -0.8 -1.2 -0.2
2008 LEL A+ 622 97 165 42 3 10 87 79 62 16 7 .308 .398 .453 .146 .320 61.3 3.8 6.5
2009 SAN AA 530 79 134 25 3 6 51 58 47 10 6 .293 .371 .400 .107 .270 23.1 -1.0 2.3
2010 SAC AAA 597 82 154 28 6 5 65 75 68 14 9 .300 .392 .407 .107 .292 41.7 -1.4 3.8
2010 OAK MLB 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .429 .556 .429 .000 .462 1.4 0.0 0.1
2011 SAC AAA 366 55 94 16 2 5 37 40 34 13 3 .298 .381 .410 .111 .283 26.0 -7.9 1.7
2011 OAK MLB 74 7 14 3 0 2 4 4 13 0 0 .200 .243 .329 .129 .196 -3.1 0.4 -0.3
2012 SAC AAA 180 29 52 5 2 5 22 23 17 11 3 .331 .417 .484 .153 .321 18.4 7.1 2.5
2012 OAK MLB 108 8 17 3 1 2 7 5 17 2 0 .167 .206 .275 .108 .185 -4.2 2.1 -0.2
2013 OAK MLB 410 45 98 24 3 2 35 27 51 10 5 .266 .322 .364 .098 .266 11.9 -0.0 1.3
2014 OAK MLB 329 38 65 10 0 1 22 31 37 11 4 .223 .298 .268 .045 .225 -1.7 8.3 0.7
2015 OAK MLB 401 40 92 12 3 1 37 23 50 6 1 .247 .294 .304 .056 .224 -0.9 5.8 0.5
2016 STO A+ 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .202 0.2 -0.1 0.0
2017 MIL MLB 299 37 68 15 1 3 18 45 37 3 3 .273 .393 .378 .104 .283 14.0 -2.6 1.1
2017 CSP AAA 107 30 30 8 0 3 17 15 12 5 0 .330 .421 .516 .187 .296 7.0 -0.1 0.7
2017 WIS A 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .000 .170 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2018 CSP AAA 51 4 11 4 0 0 7 2 9 0 1 .229 .255 .312 .083 .185 -2.2 1.2 -0.1
2018 MIL MLB 95 6 10 3 0 0 1 11 20 2 0 .123 .245 .160 .037 .166 -5.5 -0.2 -0.6

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
2010 32 0.2813 0.2813 0.8889 0.6667 0.1304 1.0000 0.6667 0.1111 18 0.000655
2011 241 0.5477 0.4564 0.8909 0.5606 0.3303 0.9595 0.7500 0.1091 110 0.004683
2012 385 0.4987 0.4026 0.8774 0.5573 0.2487 0.9159 0.7917 0.1226 186 0.003768
2013 1472 0.4864 0.4090 0.8920 0.5489 0.2765 0.9593 0.7656 0.1080 707 -0.004424
2014 1147 0.4891 0.3923 0.8889 0.5419 0.2491 0.9474 0.7671 0.1111 560 -0.005892
2015 1444 0.5125 0.3989 0.8889 0.5378 0.2528 0.9648 0.7191 0.1111 727 0.003554
2017 1235 0.4931 0.3490 0.8886 0.4729 0.2284 0.9583 0.7483 0.1114 0 0.000000
2018 394 0.4797 0.3629 0.8601 0.5132 0.2244 0.8866 0.8043 0.1399 0 0.000000
Career63500.49570.38990.88720.52970.25320.95130.75480.1128445.9068-0.0009

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
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
5 yrPrevious$4,062,500
2018Current$2,400,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$6,462,500
6 yrTotal$6,462,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 35 dOctagon1 year/$2.4M (2018)

Details
  • 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.
  • 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.

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DateQuestionAnswer
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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