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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date2-23-1990
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.02015
0.02016
-0.12017
2018
0.32019
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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
2013 SDN 23 13 31 4 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 .154 .233 .269 86 -0.4 -0.5 0.7 0.0
2014 PIT 24 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 66 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2015 PIT 25 23 36 6 1 1 0 7 9 0 0 0 .214 .371 .321 100 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.0
2016 TBA 26 19 57 8 1 0 0 4 14 0 1 0 .154 .211 .173 70 -1.9 0.1 0.8 0.0
2017 OAK 27 17 62 10 1 1 0 8 17 1 1 1 .200 .322 .260 71 -2.0 -1.1 0.3 -0.1
Career77191283212247122.174.274.23679-4.4-1.61.2-0.1

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 EUG A- NWN 3 12 .276 .360 .423 .400 105 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 58 0 -0.3 0.5 -0.8 0.0
2008 PDR Rk AZL 49 216 .278 .371 .399 .432 95 33.3 6.9 -0.7 234 0 -0.7 1.9 25.6 3.1
2009 FTW A MDW 104 455 .255 .332 .371 .364 108 37.5 13.9 -4 181 0 -4.3 -3.4 43.5 4.8
2010 LEL A+ CLF 79 348 .279 .349 .427 .306 95 14.9 8.9 -2.2 132 0 5.8 -0.4 12.7 2.5
2011 SAN AA TEX 133 613 .266 .339 .414 .291 108 7.3 18.1 -4.5 122 0 -2.7 -1.5 14.7 2.4
2012 SAN AA TEX 47 190 .256 .325 .387 .224 93 3.1 5.2 -1.6 103 0 0.6 -1.4 0.9 0.4
2012 PDR Rk AZL 9 33 .260 .315 .380 .292 106 2.8 1.0 -0.4 120 0 -1.3 0.1 0.7 0.0
2013 SDN MLB NL 13 31 .258 .325 .395 .136 101 -1.9 0.8 -0.2 86 11 0.7 -0.5 -0.4 0.0
2013 TUC AAA PCL 105 415 .277 .346 .424 .361 106 10.8 11.9 -0.9 113 0 1.8 2.5 2.3 1.8
2014 PIT MLB NL 5 5 .219 .286 .384 .000 101 -1.2 0.1 0 66 11 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2014 IND AAA INT 104 409 .261 .328 .392 .308 106 -4 12.3 -2.2 104 0 9.0 3.5 -3.9 1.9
2015 PIT MLB NL 23 36 .243 .317 .381 .316 101 0.6 1.0 -0.2 100 9 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2015 IND AAA INT 69 265 .258 .326 .375 .302 98 7.2 7.3 -1.7 114 0 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.8
2016 TBA MLB AL 19 57 .251 .314 .406 .205 107 -5.8 1.6 -0.5 70 12 0.8 0.1 -1.9 0.0
2016 DUR AAA INT 99 417 .258 .321 .388 .295 108 4.7 11.7 0.1 120 0 5.3 0.5 4.2 2.2
2017 OAK MLB AL 17 62 .255 .329 .435 .303 103 -3.1 1.8 -0.1 71 10 0.3 -1.1 -2.0 -0.1
2017 NAS AAA PCL 93 398 .267 .331 .421 .350 92 -1.1 11.8 -1.7 86 0 0.4 -1.0 -5.2 0.4
2018 GWN AAA INT 15 59 .244 .315 .373 .429 97 3.3 1.7 -0.7 116 0 -1.2 -0.3 2.6 0.2
2018 SYR AAA INT 24 104 .241 .317 .373 .321 95 -1.7 3.1 -0.2 122 0 -1.1 1.1 3.7 0.7

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
2008 EUG A- NWN 12 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 0 0
2008 PDR Rk AZL 216 159 51 56 11 2 5 86 34 55 36 9 1 .352 .523 .541 .189 0 0
2009 FTW A MDW 455 358 78 107 25 2 16 184 64 85 92 10 6 .299 .445 .514 .215 0 0
2010 LEL A+ CLF 348 290 53 76 14 2 17 145 58 47 80 5 4 .262 .378 .500 .238 0 0
2011 SAN AA TEX 613 496 90 117 29 2 19 207 92 103 145 15 5 .236 .373 .417 .181 5 1
2012 PDR Rk AZL 33 27 5 8 1 2 1 16 7 4 3 0 0 .296 .394 .593 .296 1 0
2012 SAN AA TEX 190 147 30 27 3 2 3 43 9 40 37 6 2 .184 .365 .293 .109 0 1
2013 SDN MLB NL 31 26 3 4 0 0 1 7 2 3 4 0 1 .154 .233 .269 .115 1 1
2013 TUC AAA PCL 415 350 63 100 23 1 10 155 40 55 94 4 6 .286 .381 .443 .157 3 6
2014 PIT MLB NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2014 IND AAA INT 409 350 41 90 27 1 6 137 39 51 73 7 6 .257 .355 .391 .134 2
2015 PIT MLB NL 36 28 8 6 1 1 0 9 1 7 9 0 0 .214 .371 .321 .107 0 1
2015 IND AAA INT 265 218 33 58 10 1 3 79 26 36 38 18 3 .266 .370 .362 .096 5 3
2016 TBA MLB AL 57 52 1 8 1 0 0 9 1 4 14 1 0 .154 .211 .173 .019 1 0
2016 DUR AAA INT 417 349 55 89 18 2 12 147 35 59 79 18 7 .255 .366 .421 .166 3 2
2017 OAK MLB AL 62 50 4 10 1 1 0 13 1 8 17 1 1 .200 .322 .260 .060 0 3
2017 NAS AAA PCL 398 351 41 96 13 1 6 129 36 38 93 15 5 .274 .342 .368 .094 5 3
2018 GWN AAA INT 59 48 7 13 6 0 1 22 4 11 19 1 2 .271 .407 .458 .188 0 0
2018 SYR AAA INT 104 87 17 20 4 0 2 30 10 14 30 1 0 .230 .346 .345 .115 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 122 0.5328 0.4098 0.8400 0.6308 0.1579 0.9024 0.5556 0.1600 -0.0024
2014 23 0.5652 0.4783 0.2727 0.6923 0.2000 0.2222 0.5000 0.7273 0.0004
2015 154 0.4870 0.3701 0.7544 0.4400 0.3038 0.8788 0.5833 0.2456 -0.0004
2016 230 0.5217 0.4652 0.7944 0.6333 0.2818 0.8684 0.6129 0.2056 0.0000
2017 255 0.4824 0.3765 0.6771 0.4959 0.2652 0.7541 0.5429 0.3229 0.0000
Career7840.50510.40940.74020.55200.25900.81960.57210.2598-0.0004

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
2012-06-01 2012-09-05 Minors 96 87 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2010-08-21 2010-09-15 Minors 25 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2010-08-19 2010-09-05 Minors 17 0 Left Hand Fracture -
2010-04-09 2010-05-13 Minors 34 0 Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-05 2010-05-13 Minors 38 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-12 2010-04-04 Camp 23 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-21 2009-07-04 Minors 13 0 Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 WAS $
2017 OAK $
2016 TBA $
2015 PIT $510,000
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 161 dO'Connell Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/1/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 5/1/18. Signed by Washington as a free agent 5/22/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/22/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Oakland 4/15/17. DFA by Oakland 5/9/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/13/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/26/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/15/16. DFA by Tampa Bay 6/29/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/1/16. Contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/16/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 10/7/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/20/12. Re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2008 (1s-42) (Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, Ari.) Signed 6/08 $0.892M 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 380 48 85 15 1 11 42 43 89 11 4 .258 .347 .409 101 18.0 1.9
80o 361 44 78 14 1 10 38 39 87 10 4 .248 .334 .394 94 12.7 1.4
70o 348 41 72 13 1 9 36 36 85 9 3 .237 .320 .375 88 9.1 1.0
60o 336 39 67 12 1 8 34 34 83 8 3 .227 .309 .356 83 6.2 0.7
50o 325 37 63 11 1 8 32 32 81 8 3 .220 .300 .348 79 3.7 0.4
40o 314 34 59 11 1 7 30 30 80 7 3 .212 .292 .335 75 1.4 0.1
30o 302 32 56 10 1 7 28 28 78 7 3 .209 .287 .332 70 -1.0 -0.1
20o 289 30 50 9 1 6 26 25 75 6 2 .195 .269 .307 65 -3.5 -0.4
10o 270 27 45 8 1 6 23 22 72 6 2 .186 .257 .302 57 -6.6 -0.7
Weighted Mean3283765121832328283.225.305.356804.50.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like the Padres and Pirates just struck a deal. Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas to the Pirates for first baseman/outfielder Alex Dickerson. Have any hot takes on the swap or the players?
(Chase from California)
It doesn't do anything for me on any level. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 that Joe Benson has a better all around career than Jaff Decker?
(goiter6 from MN)
Big big edge to Benson. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who makes your 2011 most unsexy prospects list?
(Curious from Oregon)
Jaff Decker isn't very sexy. (Jason Parks)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we petition MLB to request that Jaff Decker to change his name to Jeff Dacker?
(Steve from Toronto)
I'm behind this movement. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Future in LF: Darnell or Jaff Decker?
(Philip from San Diego )
I had not to answer your question but I'm not really a minor-league expert. But it's hard to go against a guy named Jaff. (John Perrotto)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jaff Decker is off to a rip-roaring .366/.500/.854 start (with 2 SB!). Small sample size from a good prospect, or will his bat carry him to jumping up prospect lists?
(mymrbig from New Orleans)
The bat certainly could carry him. He's a bat-only prospect, but it's a very very real bat. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am very interested in the future of Jaff Decker. Is he projected to see time in the majors this year? What do the Padres see for him the future?
(goiter6 from MN)
We just held our first annual Winter Development Program in San Diego, and Decker was one of the players invited to the camp. As a whole, we are excited with the progression of our minor league players and have seen tremendous growth in players like Jaff Decker as well as players like Lollis, Hagerty (2010 SD minor league player of year), Brach (2010 SD minor league pitcher of year), Castro, etc. One of Jed's goals is to build a productive minor league system, and we like the development we have made so far. (A.J. Hinch)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have Wilin Rosario and Jaff Decker in a keeper strato league - what do you feel are the odds for each one to get 50 or more at bats next year in the majors?
(goiter6 from MN)
Decker's chances for that many PAs rate pretty low, I'd think, given that he hasn't reached Double-A yet. In contrast, Rosario's chances are fair, even if the Rockies wind up signing some veteran third-man backstop type, and Iannetta and McKenry both disappointing expectations doesn't hurt his chances any. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)Does Jaff Decker have enough glove to play regularly in the majors?
(misterjohnny from Los Angeles)
Yes. He can be a below-average but suitable LF who can really hit. (Kevin Goldstein)


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