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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 36)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date2-22-1983
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age36 years, 3 months, 2 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
0.32015
0.12016
1.12017
2018
1.12019
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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 BOS 27 60 188 39 14 1 1 19 46 8 1 1 .242 .351 .360 87 -2.6 -0.3 -1.2 0.0
2012 BOS 29 88 317 65 21 0 6 37 63 9 3 0 .243 .352 .390 100 0.0 2.2 -2.8 0.6
2013 BOS 30 134 536 139 29 0 12 51 93 15 0 2 .303 .385 .445 131 19.3 -2.1 -8.7 1.9
2014 BOS 31 113 408 98 21 0 4 33 81 10 4 2 .270 .346 .361 102 0.9 1.7 8.4 2.0
2015 BOS 32 29 78 10 2 0 0 8 17 2 0 0 .152 .260 .182 86 -1.0 1.6 0.3 0.2
2015 TBA 32 31 88 17 2 0 1 12 19 3 1 0 .233 .364 .301 91 -0.6 -0.7 0.4 0.1
2016 ANA 33 45 136 28 5 0 1 9 26 5 0 0 .235 .309 .303 88 -1.6 -0.9 0.1 0.1
2016 KCA 33 9 12 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .091 .167 .182 83 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.0
2017 PHI 34 80 214 55 8 1 4 26 38 3 1 0 .301 .393 .421 109 3.0 -1.0 4.5 1.1
Career589197745210322919638755105.266.357.38010717.21.00.96.0

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 LNC A+ CLF 85 379 .276 .343 .417 .408 109 21.6 12.4 -4.4 158 0 4.0 0.9 16.2 2.9
2009 SLM A+ CRL 29 130 .257 .331 .382 .409 99 7.8 3.8 -1.4 151 0 -4.1 0.3 5.0 0.4
2009 PME AA EAS 32 144 .249 .329 .369 .382 96 16.8 4.1 -1.2 202 0 -3.4 0.0 12.6 1.3
2010 BOS MLB AL 60 188 .250 .314 .397 .333 112 -3 5.2 -1.2 87 9 -1.2 -0.3 -2.6 0.0
2010 PAW AAA INT 77 325 .260 .331 .404 .343 95 13 9.9 -3.3 129 0 8.0 0.3 6.8 2.1
2011 PAW AAA INT 121 522 .259 .330 .398 .311 92 8.6 16.2 -5.2 112 0 -2.3 1.7 1.2 1.1
2012 BOS MLB AL 88 317 .247 .308 .395 .295 104 2.3 8.7 -2.2 100 11 -2.8 2.2 0.0 0.6
2012 PAW AAA INT 29 120 .257 .325 .389 .333 98 12.4 3.6 -1.4 163 0 -2.4 -0.2 7.5 0.7
2013 BOS MLB AL 134 536 .257 .318 .411 .352 102 24.3 14.1 -4.8 131 8 -8.7 -2.1 19.3 1.9
2014 BOS MLB AL 113 408 .243 .308 .376 .336 101 5.3 10.5 -3.6 102 9 8.4 1.7 0.9 2.0
2014 PAW AAA INT 24 98 .276 .339 .411 .295 96 -0.2 2.9 -0.9 100 0 -1.7 -2.2 -1.3 -0.3
2015 BOS MLB AL 29 78 .251 .314 .395 .200 115 -5.1 2.1 -0.9 86 10 0.3 1.6 -1.0 0.2
2015 TBA MLB AL 31 88 .248 .315 .391 .302 106 0.4 2.4 -0.9 91 11 0.4 -0.7 -0.6 0.1
2015 PAW AAA INT 10 42 .251 .315 .345 .333 91 0.5 1.2 -0.6 93 0 0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.0
2016 ANA MLB AL 45 136 .261 .321 .430 .284 101 -2.8 3.8 -0.9 88 10 0.1 -0.9 -1.6 0.1
2016 KCA MLB AL 9 12 .238 .309 .384 .143 106 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 83 10 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2016 INL A+ CAL 4 13 .265 .343 .466 .100 84 -1.4 0.4 -0.2 67 0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1
2016 OMA AAA PCL 3 11 .223 .302 .341 .167 98 0.1 0.3 -0.1 130 0 -0.3 -0.8 0.2 -0.1
2016 SLC AAA PCL 22 92 .269 .332 .411 .405 113 4.5 2.6 -1.3 124 0 1.1 -2.7 1.0 0.1
2017 PHI MLB NL 80 214 .250 .317 .406 .357 98 7.4 6.3 -1.5 109 12 4.5 -1.0 3.0 1.1
2017 REA AA EAS 1 4 .210 .309 .314 .250 109 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 78 0 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2017 LEH AAA INT 1 3 .261 .367 .365 1.000 106 1.5 0.1 0 165 0 -0.1 0.0 0.2 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
2008 LNC A+ CLF 379 323 54 110 27 1 10 169 59 43 70 4 3 .341 .427 .523 .183 2 2
2009 PME AA EAS 144 118 25 43 10 1 4 67 23 25 12 0 0 .364 .479 .568 .203 0 0
2009 SLM A+ CRL 130 109 18 37 12 1 1 54 13 18 21 0 2 .339 .434 .495 .156 1 1
2010 PAW AAA INT 325 284 41 82 16 1 10 130 48 28 64 4 2 .289 .375 .458 .169 0 0
2010 BOS MLB AL 188 161 23 39 14 1 1 58 26 19 46 1 1 .242 .351 .360 .118 0 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 522 441 69 118 27 2 10 179 48 70 88 10 3 .268 .372 .406 .138 4 1
2012 BOS MLB AL 317 267 38 65 21 0 6 104 33 37 63 3 0 .243 .352 .390 .146 2 2
2012 PAW AAA INT 120 99 20 31 7 1 4 52 18 16 15 1 1 .313 .425 .525 .212 1 0
2013 BOS MLB AL 536 458 77 139 29 0 12 204 66 51 93 0 2 .303 .385 .445 .142 8 4
2014 BOS MLB AL 408 363 41 98 21 0 4 131 37 33 81 4 2 .270 .346 .361 .091 2
2014 PAW AAA INT 98 83 12 21 3 0 3 33 14 12 21 2 1 .253 .347 .398 .145 2
2015 BOS MLB AL 78 66 6 10 2 0 0 12 7 8 17 0 0 .152 .260 .182 .030 1 1
2015 TBA MLB AL 88 73 7 17 2 0 1 22 3 12 19 1 0 .233 .364 .301 .068 0 0
2015 PAW AAA INT 42 36 4 9 1 0 1 13 8 4 11 2 0 .250 .357 .361 .111 0 0
2016 INL A+ CAL 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 .091 .231 .091 .000 0 0
2016 OMA AAA PCL 11 7 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 .143 .455 .286 .143 0 0
2016 SLC AAA PCL 92 85 5 31 6 0 1 40 13 6 10 1 1 .365 .413 .471 .106 0 0
2016 ANA MLB AL 136 119 10 28 5 0 1 36 13 9 26 0 0 .235 .309 .303 .067 3 0
2016 KCA MLB AL 12 11 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 .091 .167 .182 .091 0 0
2017 REA AA EAS 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2017 PHI MLB NL 214 183 21 55 8 1 4 77 21 26 38 1 0 .301 .393 .421 .120 2 0
2017 LEH AAA INT 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 .500 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 747 0.5234 0.4203 0.7484 0.5703 0.2556 0.8117 0.5934 0.2516 0.0036
2012 1270 0.5024 0.3756 0.8386 0.5423 0.2073 0.8988 0.6794 0.1614 0.0009
2013 2193 0.4920 0.3922 0.8337 0.5357 0.2531 0.8824 0.7340 0.1663 -0.0033
2014 1676 0.5072 0.3860 0.8532 0.5553 0.2119 0.9174 0.6800 0.1468 0.0074
2015 670 0.5209 0.4060 0.8088 0.5616 0.2368 0.8776 0.6316 0.1912 -0.0002
2016 579 0.5199 0.4421 0.8398 0.6013 0.2698 0.8950 0.7067 0.1602 0.0000
2017 852 0.4977 0.4155 0.8220 0.5708 0.2617 0.8636 0.7321 0.1780 0.0000
Career79870.50480.39810.82770.55480.23820.88420.69010.17230.0011

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
2014-02-21 2014-03-01 Camp 8 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-08-23 2012-09-09 15-DL 17 16 Left Wrist Sprain -
2012-07-29 2012-08-21 15-DL 23 21 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2012-06-10 2012-06-15 DTD 5 4 Left Hand Soreness - -
2009-06-19 2009-07-10 Minors 21 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-08 2009-06-12 Minors 65 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 PHI $1,350,000
2016 ANA $1,375,000
2015 BOS $1,850,000
2014 BOS $556,500
2013 BOS $505,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$5,636,500
6 yrTotal$5,636,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 24 dISE Baseball1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/6/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Pittsburgh 3/20/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/12/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.35M in majors. Contract selected by Philadelphia 3/30/17.
  • 1 year/$1.375M (2016). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/16/15. DFA by LA Angels 7/30/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/4/16. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from LA Angels 8/30/16. Contract selected by Kansas City 9/6/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 11/16 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$1.85M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 1/29/15 (avoided arbitration, $2.25M-$1.3M). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade 8/5/15 after being DFA by Boston 7/30/15. DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/25/15 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.5565M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Boston for 2012 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 5/10/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11. DFA by Boston 5/20/11, sent outright to Triple-A 5/26/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Boston 6/12/10.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from independent Golden League (Santa Clara).

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 384 48 103 21 2 9 45 42 70 2 0 .307 .391 .463 126 25.9 2.8
80o 364 43 93 19 2 8 41 38 68 2 0 .292 .374 .439 118 19.7 2.1
70o 349 40 86 17 1 8 39 35 67 1 0 .279 .358 .419 113 15.6 1.7
60o 337 38 80 16 1 7 36 33 66 1 0 .268 .347 .399 108 12.3 1.3
50o 325 36 75 15 1 7 34 31 64 1 0 .260 .338 .392 103 9.5 1.0
40o 313 33 70 14 1 6 32 29 63 1 0 .251 .328 .373 98 6.7 0.7
30o 301 31 66 13 1 6 30 27 61 1 0 .245 .319 .368 93 4.0 0.4
20o 286 29 60 12 1 5 28 24 59 1 0 .234 .305 .348 87 1.1 0.1
10o 266 25 54 11 1 5 25 22 57 1 0 .225 .296 .342 79 -2.4 -0.3
Weighted Mean3293677161735316510.265.341.39910410.41.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)I'm roughly as real as Daniel Nava was, right?
(Brock from Boston)
Oh, Brock... /swoons. Brock Holt the jack of everything, master of nothing for the Red Sox is hitting .341/.381/.472. I'm buying Nava more than Holt though. Nava hits right handed pitching well. I still believe that even though he's gotten off to a rough start. Getting shipped back and forth to Triple-A hasn't helped while Holt, because he's an infielder (or, today, maybe an outfielder) who could fill in for Will Middlebrooks got regular playing time. Holt has some skills, versatility, some pitch recognition, and also versatility, but he's got no power at all. He's not a starter, but he's a heck of a fill-in. One of the only guys in Boston hitting right now. (Matthew Kory)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Joyce and Andy Dirks were benched during the play-offs last year. Are they washed up or were they just in a temporary funk?
(hotstatrat from Toronto, O.)
I don't think they're washed. Same with Daniel Nava. Each is a useful player; they were just caught in bad spells at the wrong time. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Over/Under .370 OBP for Daniel Nava this year.
(Matt from The Internet)
Over. The man was made to get on base. (Ben Carsley)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)in the Twilight Zone where the nation and the universe come together how about a trade Peavy and 4m for Gardner
(mlee730 from Boston)
You mean if the Red Sox and Yankees decide to hug it out the way the mail carrier and the dog did at the end of The Naked Gun?

Brett Gardner is probably an upgrade on Daniel Nava because of the former's defense, but not a huge upgrade and not enough for Boston to trade an asset like Jake Peavy. Even if the Red Sox thought that Felix Doubront or Brandon Workman could slot into the rotation, starting pitching depth is always at a premium. The deal would be great for the Yankees, but I think Peavy could bring back more in trade for Boston. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are we going to see J.Bradley to start the 2013 season? Odds I assume are lessening of that happened with the recent positive report on Papi. Even if it's 2014, do you view Bradley as an adequate replacement for Ellsbury?
(Sid from Bo Sox Nation)
I do think that Bradley will be an adequate replacement for Ellsbury when his contract expires, but I wouldn't promote him on Opening Day. The Red Sox don't need him immediately, and Daniel Nava is good enough to handle a part-time outfield role if they choose to go in that direction. Bradley's defensive skills would be wasted in Fenway's left field, though, as you said, this is tied to David Ortiz's health. (Daniel Rathman)


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