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Birth Date8-28-1989
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.42014
2015
-0.22016
2017
0.12018
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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 FLO 21 17 48 45 2 11 4 0 0 15 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 .244 .292 .333 .208 -2.6 -0.0 -0.3
2012 HOU 22 31 113 109 14 31 2 2 5 52 4 17 0 0 0 16 0 0 .284 .310 .477 .268 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 HOU 23 152 589 543 56 131 25 0 21 219 30 96 7 7 2 77 0 1 .241 .286 .403 .249 11.0 14.7 2.8
2014 HOU 24 157 607 564 51 121 17 0 16 186 29 125 5 7 57 0 1 .215 .256 .330 .212 -10.4 -2.4 -1.4
2016 TOR 26 5 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .056 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
Career3621369127212329448242472662491314215202.231.273.371.231-2.412.91.1

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 JAM A- 10 38 .200 .253 .317 .362 .252 .250 110 -2.5 1.1 0.2 0.9 -0.0 -1.3 -0.0 -1.3 -0.0
2007 MRL Rk 5 22 .120 .251 .334 .355 .257 .111 88 -3.7 0.7 0 -0.1 -0.0 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2008 GRB A 88 381 .275 .263 .330 .393 .264 .324 117 5.9 10.8 1.5 -7.4 -0.3 17.9 1.1 17.9 1.1
2009 JUP A+ 103 429 .278 .252 .324 .363 .253 .295 94 8.3 12.4 1.6 4.6 -0.9 21.4 2.7 21.4 2.7
2009 JAX AA 31 114 .225 .264 .343 .390 .271 .222 94 -5.4 4.1 0.6 -0.0 -2.0 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
2010 JAX AA 138 577 .289 .265 .339 .395 .267 .286 94 18.6 17.4 2.4 4.1 0.0 38.4 4.3 38.4 4.3
2011 FLO MLB 17 48 .208 .253 .314 .374 .251 .297 96 -2.4 1.3 0.2 -0.0 -1.6 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2011 JUP A+ 4 20 .168 .255 .328 .370 .256 .200 82 -2.1 0.6 0.1 0.2 -0.3 -1.7 -0.1 -1.7 -0.1
2011 JAX AA 4 19 .180 .261 .336 .391 .258 .154 97 -1.7 0.6 0.1 0.4 -0.2 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 NWO AAA 87 356 .247 .281 .350 .436 .265 .270 95 -5.2 11.0 1.3 8.4 -2.6 4.5 1.2 4.5 1.2
2012 HOU MLB 31 113 .268 .254 .312 .407 .259 .299 100 0.9 3.1 0.4 0.6 -2.6 1.8 0.3 1.8 0.3
2012 NWO AAA 78 315 .240 .278 .342 .433 .270 .239 91 -7 9.4 1.3 -4.2 -3.2 0.4 -0.4 0.4 -0.4
2012 OKL AAA 45 177 .275 .274 .339 .425 .269 .329 95 3 5.3 0.7 -1.7 0.6 9.5 0.8 9.5 0.8
2013 HOU MLB 152 589 .249 .253 .314 .397 .263 .254 99 -6.2 15.5 2 14.7 -0.3 11.0 2.8 11.0 2.8
2014 HOU MLB 157 607 .212 .249 .310 .382 .259 .244 100 -27.5 15.7 1.8 -2.4 -0.4 -10.4 -1.4 -10.4 -1.4
2015 CSP AAA 72 287 .250 .267 .328 .395 .266 .305 109 -3.2 8.0 0.9 -1.1 -3.6 2.1 0.1 2.1 0.1
2015 FRE AAA 45 188 .237 .270 .335 .411 .263 .276 107 -4.6 5.2 0.1 3.8 -1.2 -0.5 0.3 -0.5 0.3
2016 TOR MLB 5 12 .056 .238 .298 .379 .237 .000 112 -2.5 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2016 BUF AAA 127 514 .260 .252 .313 .375 .251 .281 97 0.1 14.4 0.5 14.9 -6.3 8.8 2.4 8.8 2.4
2017 PAW AAA 116 451 .258 .256 .321 .394 .253 .277 95 -0.9 13.4 -0.7 6.1 -1.0 10.7 1.7 10.7 1.7

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 MRL Rk 22 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .100 .143 .100 .000 .120 -3.0 -0.1 -0.3
2007 JAM A- 38 3 7 2 0 1 4 1 12 0 0 .189 .211 .324 .135 .200 -1.3 0.9 -0.0
2008 GRB A 381 59 102 16 0 18 70 28 68 0 1 .296 .357 .499 .203 .275 17.9 -7.4 1.1
2009 JUP A+ 429 49 100 25 1 11 53 38 68 1 0 .262 .337 .420 .157 .278 21.4 4.6 2.7
2009 JAX AA 114 10 18 7 0 2 9 14 24 0 0 .186 .292 .320 .134 .225 -2.8 -0.0 -0.3
2010 JAX AA 577 61 127 34 2 14 81 56 96 0 2 .252 .337 .411 .159 .289 38.4 4.1 4.3
2011 FLO MLB 48 2 11 4 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 .244 .292 .333 .089 .208 -2.6 -0.0 -0.3
2011 JAX AA 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 .133 .316 .133 .000 .180 -1.3 0.4 -0.1
2011 NWO AAA 356 47 84 18 1 12 55 24 50 0 1 .258 .312 .431 .172 .247 4.5 8.4 1.2
2011 JUP A+ 20 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .000 .168 -1.7 0.2 -0.1
2012 NWO AAA 315 27 67 14 0 7 46 23 31 0 1 .234 .291 .357 .122 .240 0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2012 OKL AAA 177 21 48 10 0 2 23 11 21 0 0 .298 .347 .398 .099 .275 9.5 -1.7 0.8
2012 HOU MLB 113 14 31 2 2 5 16 4 17 0 0 .284 .310 .477 .193 .268 1.8 0.6 0.3
2013 HOU MLB 589 56 131 25 0 21 77 30 96 0 1 .241 .286 .403 .162 .249 11.0 14.7 2.8
2014 HOU MLB 607 51 121 17 0 16 57 29 125 0 1 .215 .256 .330 .115 .212 -10.4 -2.4 -1.4
2015 CSP AAA 287 37 75 21 1 6 30 15 37 0 0 .281 .324 .434 .154 .250 2.1 -1.1 0.1
2015 FRE AAA 188 14 44 9 0 4 26 4 28 0 0 .251 .289 .371 .120 .237 -0.5 3.8 0.3
2016 BUF AAA 514 47 128 18 0 18 67 29 70 1 0 .269 .315 .421 .152 .260 8.8 14.9 2.4
2016 TOR MLB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .000 .056 -2.2 0.0 -0.2
2017 PAW AAA 451 47 112 20 0 16 67 19 68 3 2 .264 .295 .425 .160 .258 10.7 6.1 1.7

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 176 0.5170 0.4318 0.8421 0.5934 0.2588 0.9074 0.6818 0.1579 86 0.000652
2012 433 0.5242 0.4273 0.8703 0.5242 0.3204 0.9496 0.7273 0.1297 210 0.003826
2013 2179 0.4865 0.4612 0.8199 0.6104 0.3199 0.8964 0.6816 0.1801 957 0.009620
2014 2262 0.5009 0.4836 0.7761 0.6284 0.3384 0.8680 0.6047 0.2239 972 0.002169
2016 51 0.4706 0.3725 0.8947 0.4583 0.2963 0.9091 0.8750 0.1053 0 0.000000
Career51010.4970.46640.80630.6090.32580.88880.65330.1937860.6220.0054

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
2014-03-27 2014-03-31 Camp 4 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-09-20 2013-09-21 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2013-09-03 2013-09-06 DTD 3 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-05-22 2013-05-24 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2013-04-22 2013-04-23 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-09-24 2012-09-28 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Illness GI - -
2012-03-07 2012-03-09 Camp 2 0 - Face Contusion Batted Ball - -
2011-08-11 2011-08-24 Minors 13 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-04-07 2011-05-19 Minors 42 0 Left Elbow Fracture HBP -
2011-03-21 2011-03-23 Camp 2 0 General Medical Illness -
2008-10-11 2008-10-11 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2008-10-11
2008-03-30 2008-05-22 Minors 53 0 General Medical Illness Mononucleosis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 BOS $
2016 TOR $
2015 HOU $
2014 HOU $510,100
2013 HOU $491,800
2012 MIA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,001,900
2 yrTotal$1,001,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 74 dElite Sports Group2018

Details
  • 2018. Signed by Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan 12/26/17.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 3/16. DFA by Toronto 6/7/16 (optional assignment). DFA by Toronto 9/2/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Houston 3/15. Claimed by Milwaukee off waivers 6/16/15 after being DFA by Houston 6/8/15. Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Milwaukee 9/5/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5101M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4918M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Miami 3/2/12. Acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/5/12 (Carlos Lee deal).
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Florida 9/6/11.
  • Drafted by Florida 2007 (1-12) (Chatsworth HS, Calif.). Signed by Florida 8/15/07, $2.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .210 .257 .333 .214
11 vs R (Multi) .216 .259 .343 .218
18 Split (Multi) .006 .003 .010 .005
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .000 .100 .000 .062
31 vs R (2016) .000 .000 .000 .023
38 Split (2016) .000 -.100 .000 -.039
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's it like in the Braves front office right now?
(Frank W. from Boston)
Very sorry for the site problems. In our defense: Even the Cubs are losing right now, so these things happen.

The weird thing about tanking to win is it creates this perverse ambiguity about how to assess things, because *technically* the worse you do the better it is for the plan. But you have to balance that with the fact that it's very, very hard to embrace awful play, even when that awful play might have some tangible benefits down the line; and that, in a lost season, you want to be able to hold on to happy surprises. Like, for instance, I remember in 2013 thinking what a great thing for the Astros front office it was that Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez (as I recall) were playing well. That was something they could root for, and hold on to. At this point in the Braves season, there's very little to hold onto. In fact, I'm not sure there are more than three positive developments at the MLB level, and when you really dig in I'm not sure there are two.

The simplest thing to do if you're the GM is to fire the manager, who exists mainly to be fired at this point; reap the illusion of improvement when the team "regresses" to something like its true 65-win talent; point to some real successes in the farm so far; and try to always have a funny joke to tell your owner whenever you see him. (Sam Miller)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance we'll see any more offensive output from Matt Dominguez this year or has he reached his potential?
(dvanhait from Holland)
I remain pessimistic that we're going to see much in the way of development for Dominguez at the plate. In my view, he's reached the point where he "is what he is," and there's a role for that player in the big leagues. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez. Ceiling and overall expectations for this lad?
(cubswin08 from Chicago)
He's an interesting player. I like the glove and the power, just not the approach. At Dominguez's peak, I see an average to slightly above-average player. Perhaps he'll make some real strides at the plate and become even better than that, but I'm not optimistic. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Dominguez underrated as a 3B because he plays for Houston?
(Reed from Texas)
No, he has a job because he plays for Houston. Dominguez is properly rated as a very good defensive third baseman with moderate pop who will make a ton of outs, but if he doesn't hit a little bit more he'll get passed over once the Astros get better. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick, Wondering if Matt Dominguez has any fantasy value for 2014? Also, do you think the Astro players should be able to use 2013,1st year against AL pitching, to improve their stats this year? thanks
(vampires from michigan)
I wouldn't look for blanket statistical improvement based on a year of looks at AL pitching. Most of these Astros players are placeholders for the future, or complementary players for the impact talents Houston hopes to place over the next few seasons. I don't know what the thresholds are for fantasy purposes, but I'd assume Dominguez's value will be tied to guys like Altuve, Castro, and Springer having strong seasons around him to drive up RBI/run totals. Fringy to me, but check with our fantasy folks who are more in tune with the landscape. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Zach. PECOTA is pretty down on Matt Dominguez for this season. I thought he showed some nice pop in his time with the big club last year to go with the slick fielding. Do you see him developing into at least a league average 3rd sacker or is he just an all-glove fill in?
(Fred L from Houston)
He could be league average for sure. You'd consider the glove in calling him league average, so he can get there with only slightly below average offense. (Zachary Levine)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can I expect from Matt Dominguez next year?
(Greg from San Diego)
Plenty of opportunity. I don't know if Dominguez is ever going to hit, but the Astros will give him every chance to prove that he can. (Geoff Young)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which two teams would you say made the most significant improvements to their minor league system from last year?
(AndrewBokermann from Chicago)
Houston comes immediately to mind. As I noted a few weeks ago, their summer trades didn't add potential stars to the system, but they did add significant depth (and Matt Dominguez). Drafting Correa, McCullers, Ruiz, and others has done a lot to replenish the lower levels, and there are some potential stars in that group. I can't think of another obvious team that's significantly improved their system, but I do think the Rangers added a lot of talent to an already strong base via this year's draft. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez has looked pretty darn good in his initial small sample with Houston (take that Aroldis Chapman). What one thing will either make or break him as a successful Major League bat?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Recognition of off-speed stuff and realizing that just because he *can* hit everything doesn't mean that he should swing at everything. I don't think he's ever going to be a an above-average hitter, but if he can settle in at .260-.270 with 15-20 home runs and plus defense at third base, that's a very good player. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)How proud are you that Matt Dominguez is out producing Carlos Lee since the trade? In only 40 ab!!
(@webberoo11 from Las Vegas)
I'm certainly happy to see that he's doing well, though he clearly isn't going to hit this well for any extended period of time. I was still wrong in preferring him over Middlebrooks in the pre-season, but Dominguez is doing a nice job of taking advantage of the opportunity Houston has afforded him. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez and David Coopers can be all stars right? Both are so good out there. Hard not to like
(Mike McDale from Dunedin)
Absolutely. Their bats will play well in the Northern League. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which guy that isn't a Top 50 prospect right now has the best chance to be a Top 20 by season's end, in your opinion?
(AznAlan from Toronto)
Nick Castellanos is quickly usurping Matt Dominguez as my 3B mancrush du jour, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him ranked among the game's elite prospects after this year. He isn't likely to hit 25 home runs spending his summer in the Florida State League, but scouts I've talked to think he's starting to learn how to tap into his natural strength. (Bradley Ankrom)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who makes your minor league Gold Glove team this year?
(Ryan from Utica)
I'd have to think about it longer, but it's a really fun idea. Two Giants come to mind with Posey at C, and Adrianza at SS (if you don't count Escobar). Drew Stubbs in CF, Matt Dominguez at 3B. Still thinking . . . . (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez - still a top prospect?
(Al from Quincy)
I might be in the minority here, but I think so. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Matt Dominguez? Legit above average 3B? Elite? ETA?
(Brian from Miami)
Yes; maybe; 2011. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez is a high first rounder, has a really good full season debut, but doesn't get a lot of hype. His draft spot seems to indicate his hitting is no joke, but he doesn't get much hype. What's the story here?
(Matt S from Chicago)
Overshadowed by Stanton in my mind. But you're right, he had a great debut and really bumped his stock up a ton. I'm a big big fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Dominguez has been caliente after an admittedly small sample size start to life in the Sally League. Any word on if he has improved his approach at the plate?
(Daniel from Dallas)
I think Dominguez got over-dinged just because he was drafted higher than his talent merited last year. He's still a damn good player, and we shouldn't be surprised that he's doing well, or even assume that he's made some kind of big change or improvement to his game. He was a very good prospect coming into this thing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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