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Birth Date9-28-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 22 days
BatsR
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-0.22015
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2018
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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
2011 LAN 23 61 227 50 15 0 4 25 51 1 3 3 .253 .338 .389 90 -2.4 1.5 1.4 0.5
2012 LAN 24 9 24 4 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .174 .208 .261 63 -1.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2014 TBA 26 12 22 4 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 .190 .227 .333 71 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2015 CLE 27 50 133 29 5 1 4 9 36 0 0 0 .236 .286 .390 80 -2.5 -0.6 -0.6 -0.2
2016 CHA 28 24 58 13 0 0 1 3 24 0 0 0 .236 .276 .291 49 -3.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Career1564641002211038126233.238.303.36780-10.10.80.6-0.1

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 DGR Rk GCL 46 185 .255 .354 .356 .215 103 3.3 2.8 -1.1 86 0 14.2 1.5 -18.0 -0.1
2009 GRL A MDW 32 123 .252 .324 .369 .324 109 2.4 4.2 -2.5 110 0 0.7 0.4 1.8 0.5
2009 OGD Rk PIO 41 185 .272 .348 .410 .355 107 23.4 5.7 -0.7 186 0 3.4 1.1 37.3 4.6
2010 GRL A MDW 69 287 .257 .328 .384 .384 101 29.8 8.4 -4.3 184 0 11.2 1.6 27.3 4.5
2010 CHT AA SOU 68 303 .265 .337 .399 .294 100 16.8 8.7 -3.3 136 0 6.3 3.6 12.9 2.9
2011 LAN MLB NL 61 227 .260 .320 .399 .319 92 1.8 6.1 -1.8 90 10 1.4 1.5 -2.4 0.5
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 94 418 .277 .345 .434 .282 118 3.6 13.0 -5.7 101 0 8.8 2.5 2.2 2.0
2011 LIC Wnt DWL 20 80 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LAN MLB NL 9 24 .259 .312 .409 .286 94 -2.4 0.7 -0.2 63 14 -0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.1
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 119 522 .276 .341 .422 .329 115 15.7 15.5 -6.3 117 0 8.6 4.4 12.4 3.4
2013 IND AAA INT 106 397 .252 .325 .388 .276 101 -13.6 11.4 -4.2 86 0 14.7 0.0 -10.8 1.1
2013 PIR Rk GCL 4 13 .234 .324 .389 .400 100 3.2 0.4 -0.2 161 0 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1
2014 TBA MLB AL 12 22 .250 .306 .369 .214 93 -1.5 0.6 -0.3 71 17 0.0 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2014 DUR AAA INT 54 219 .267 .338 .404 .321 108 2.7 6.6 -2.8 121 0 6.0 -0.4 2.0 1.1
2015 CLE MLB AL 50 133 .255 .319 .408 .298 110 -3.1 3.6 -1.4 80 14 -0.6 -0.6 -2.5 -0.2
2015 COH AAA INT 66 276 .253 .322 .367 .289 105 20.7 7.7 -4 177 0 0.0 -0.1 17.9 2.2
2016 CHA MLB AL 24 58 .261 .325 .416 .400 105 -4.3 1.6 -0.9 49 11 -0.1 0.0 -3.4 -0.3
2016 CHR AAA INT 73 301 .255 .326 .382 .297 109 -5.8 8.5 -5.4 96 0 -3.0 -0.1 -4.6 -0.5
2017 RIC AA EAS 64 254 .261 .324 .400 .353 98 15.5 6.9 -4 149 0 2.0 -2.0 13.0 1.7
2018 RIC AA EAS 78 289 .246 .316 .374 .297 92 18 8.2 -5.1 145 0 4.8 0.1 13.8 2.3
2018 SAC AAA PCL 22 82 .260 .336 .404 .345 94 5.5 2.4 -1.4 146 0 0.0 -1.1 4.5 0.5

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 DGR Rk GCL 185 146 29 30 4 0 10 64 33 29 43 5 0 .205 .356 .438 .233 0 0
2009 OGD Rk PIO 185 163 41 57 9 2 14 112 39 22 28 0 1 .350 .427 .687 .337 0 0
2009 GRL A MDW 123 104 22 27 7 2 5 53 19 15 32 1 0 .260 .361 .510 .250 1 1
2010 GRL A MDW 287 243 48 81 16 3 18 157 46 40 61 14 2 .333 .434 .646 .313 0 0
2010 CHT AA SOU 303 259 54 70 12 2 17 137 47 33 62 4 0 .270 .366 .529 .259 0 0
2011 LAN MLB NL 227 198 20 50 15 0 4 77 26 25 51 3 3 .253 .338 .389 .136 1 2
2011 LIC Wnt DWL 80 72 7 18 3 0 2 27 12 7 20 1 0 .250 .325 .375 .125 0 0
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 418 370 78 103 21 3 29 217 88 38 86 3 1 .278 .344 .586 .308 7 0
2012 ABQ AAA PCL 522 452 84 134 17 4 26 237 107 59 106 1 0 .297 .375 .524 .228 8 0
2012 LAN MLB NL 24 23 2 4 2 0 0 6 1 1 9 0 0 .174 .208 .261 .087 0 0
2013 PIR Rk GCL 13 11 4 4 0 0 2 10 3 2 4 0 0 .364 .462 .909 .545 0 0
2013 IND AAA INT 397 343 37 71 17 2 7 113 34 50 105 0 1 .207 .311 .329 .122 1 1
2014 TBA MLB AL 22 21 1 4 0 0 1 7 4 0 6 0 0 .190 .227 .333 .143 0
2014 DUR AAA INT 219 190 32 51 12 0 9 90 36 26 53 1 0 .268 .352 .474 .205 3
2015 CLE MLB AL 133 123 11 29 5 1 4 48 19 9 36 0 0 .236 .286 .390 .154 1 0
2015 COH AAA INT 276 223 41 64 12 1 14 120 46 45 40 1 2 .287 .409 .538 .251 4 0
2016 CHA MLB AL 58 55 2 13 0 0 1 16 7 3 24 0 0 .236 .276 .291 .055 0 0
2016 CHR AAA INT 301 270 32 68 12 1 8 106 37 26 62 0 1 .252 .318 .393 .141 2 2
2017 RIC AA EAS 254 215 30 64 17 4 5 104 28 38 44 3 1 .298 .402 .484 .186 1 0
2018 SAC AAA PCL 82 71 10 22 4 0 3 35 7 10 13 1 0 .310 .402 .493 .183 0 0
2018 RIC AA EAS 289 252 41 65 24 0 13 128 39 34 65 3 0 .258 .349 .508 .250 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 916 0.5087 0.4509 0.7603 0.6223 0.2733 0.8103 0.6423 0.2397 0.0002
2012 91 0.4396 0.5934 0.7037 0.7750 0.4510 0.6774 0.7391 0.2963 0.0017
2014 82 0.4268 0.4268 0.8000 0.6000 0.2979 0.9048 0.6429 0.2000 -0.0012
2015 535 0.4916 0.4449 0.7059 0.6388 0.2574 0.7440 0.6143 0.2941 -0.0031
2016 228 0.4737 0.5044 0.5826 0.6944 0.3333 0.6133 0.5250 0.4174 0.0000
Career18520.49240.46170.72170.64250.28590.76450.62460.2783-0.0008

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
2014-06-23 2014-09-29 60-DL 98 85 Left Wrist Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SFN $
2016 CHA $535,000
2015 CLE $
2014 TBA $
2013 PIT $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$535,000
2 yrTotal$535,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 142 dExcel Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 6/3/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2016). Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16. DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/7/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/17/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 4/10/15. DFA by Cleveland 4/29/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/3/15. Contract selected by Cleveland 5/28/15. DFA by Cleveland 5/31/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/6/15. Contract selected by Cleveland 7/31/15. Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 12/23/15 after being DFA by Cleveland 12/18/15.
  • 1 year (2014). DFA by Tampa Bay 1/7/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/9/14. Contract selected by Tampa Bay 6/1/14. DFA by Tampa Bay 11/3/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/7/14 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Claimed by Tampa Bay 12/23/13 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 12/13/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 10/4/12 (PTBN in 8/25/12 Adrian Gonzalez deal). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 12/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/18/11.
  • Drafted 2008 (25-757) (Catawba, N.C.). $5,000 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 382 48 91 22 2 14 51 42 89 1 0 .270 .351 .472 112 15.1 1B 1, 1.7
80o 363 43 83 20 2 13 46 38 86 1 0 .259 .337 .455 104 9.7 1B 1, 1.1
70o 348 40 75 18 1 12 43 35 84 1 0 .242 .319 .423 98 6.2 1B 1, 0.7
60o 336 38 71 17 1 11 41 33 82 0 0 .237 .312 .410 93 3.3 1B 1, 0.4
50o 325 36 67 16 1 11 38 31 81 0 0 .230 .305 .405 89 0.8 1B 1, 0.2
40o 314 34 63 15 1 10 36 29 79 0 0 .223 .296 .390 84 -1.5 1B 1, -0.1
30o 302 31 58 14 1 9 34 27 77 0 0 .213 .285 .371 80 -3.8 1B 1, -0.3
20o 287 29 53 13 1 8 31 25 74 0 0 .204 .274 .354 74 -6.3 1B 1, -0.6
10o 268 25 46 11 1 7 28 22 71 0 0 .189 .257 .329 66 -9.2 1B 1, -0.9
Weighted Mean32936681611139318100.231.305.405901.61B 1,0.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)Why did the White Sox get off to that crazy good start last year? Are there any lessons from the rise and then crash landing?
(bemused from connecticut)
They started 17-8 and were below .500 every month after that until September. Looks like a lot of that good start was individual herculean pitching efforts, which seems easy to explain given their personnel. David Robertson was probably healthy in the first few months, as opposed to pitching through a knee injury in the second half. Austin Jackson was roughly replacement level instead of Shuck who was below, luck, variance.

In terms of collapsing in the second half, the team had already traded away what little depth they had in previous years (Trayce Thompson, Chris Bassitt, Marcus Semien, etc.) so any time anything went wrong there was no fallback option.

The White Sox did aggressively attempt to fix their rotation. Miguel Gonzalez worked out, James Shields didn't.

But they did basically nothing to help what already looked like a horrible offense as the season went on. Jerry Sands, Jimmy Rollins, and blitzing Tim Anderson through the minors at a blinding pace were basically their only efforts to upgrade from some really, really miserable options. (Nick Schaefer)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jerry Sands is ineligible for your list so we won't get to here your opinion - do you think he can outhit Loney next year? What's his ceiling - solid average starter?
(Sanchez101 from Santa Barbara, CA)
I don't think it's some kind of slam dunk that he would. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Jerry Sands? He struggled when he got called up initially, but showed some talent in September. His splits in AAA are scary though right?
(VRP from LA)
I think he's a bat-only type who still has a lot to prove, and yes, his splits are disturbing. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is Jerry Sands gonna be able to do in the majors? Is he a 30 HR guy?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
30 is strong. I think he'll be a solid average every day corner OF, and that's a helluva player. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Jerry Sands be an improvement over James Loney right now?
(Josh from Wyoming)
Right now Sands is a guy who has half a season of Double-A under his belt. While he might be able to outhit Loney RIGHT NOW, I think the Dodgers are better served by giving him a few months at Triple-A, not only to see if Loney can reverse his multi-year slide but also if putting Sands in left field could help the big club even more. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-04-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't Jerry Sands at RF, Trayvon Robinson at LF and Andre Ethier at 1B be a drastic improvement for the Dodgers?
(Scott from Irvine)
Robinson has more than a year at Double-A under his belt, so he's got that over Sands. The problem is that the projections don't exactly paint either as above-average contributors at key offensive positions, so expecting both to break in at the major league level and succeed right now is a tall, tall order. And that's without considering how little experience at first base Ethier has. (Jay Jaffe)


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