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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date6-18-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age31 years, 11 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42015
-0.72016
2017
-0.22018
0.02019
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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 HOU 24 37 92 22 2 1 0 11 7 0 2 0 .272 .359 .321 92 -0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.1
2013 ANA 26 129 478 128 20 3 2 27 54 1 8 4 .293 .331 .366 89 -5.1 0.6 -4.7 0.0
2014 ANA 27 22 88 14 1 0 2 3 11 0 2 0 .167 .195 .250 69 -3.0 1.2 2.5 0.3
2014 CLE 27 16 26 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 67 -0.9 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2015 CHA 28 79 165 38 8 2 0 16 16 1 7 5 .266 .340 .350 90 -1.3 1.3 -0.3 0.4
2016 CHA 29 80 241 46 5 2 4 12 21 1 3 3 .205 .248 .299 69 -8.5 -1.4 -4.0 -0.7
2018 MIA 31 70 142 25 3 1 0 10 22 1 2 2 .192 .255 .231 60 -6.4 1.7 -0.8 -0.2
2019 PIT 32 27 57 10 0 1 0 8 10 1 1 1 .213 .339 .255 85 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.0
Career4601289285391088714252515.243.296.31480-26.63.6-7.5-0.2

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 TCV A- NYP 65 303 .251 .325 .370 .330 102 16.5 8.8 -0.4 148 0 -5.6 0.1 8.3 1.1
2009 LNC A+ CLF 133 628 .273 .348 .426 .345 116 11.6 18.2 -2.6 108 0 -7.6 3.6 -7.8 0.4
2010 CCH AA TXS 101 435 .258 .332 .381 .344 94 9.6 12.5 -1.3 120 0 -10.7 -1.6 -3.8 -0.5
2010 ROU AAA PCL 36 156 .272 .343 .425 .304 91 -0.5 4.8 0.4 90 0 -6.6 -2.2 -3.5 -0.7
2011 HOU MLB NL 37 92 .254 .318 .388 .297 102 -1.4 2.5 -0.4 92 10 0.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.1
2011 OKL AAA PCL 108 419 .275 .348 .430 .323 96 9 13.0 -2.9 107 0 -0.4 4.4 -1.8 1.2
2012 OKL AAA PCL 115 358 .276 .341 .429 .316 99 7.8 10.6 -2 105 0 -0.8 3.3 -2.6 0.8
2013 ANA MLB AL 129 478 .251 .314 .395 .325 95 1.5 12.6 -3.6 89 9 -4.7 0.6 -5.1 0.0
2014 ANA MLB AL 22 88 .258 .314 .421 .169 97 -6 2.3 -0.6 69 16 2.5 1.2 -3.0 0.3
2014 CLE MLB AL 16 26 .258 .316 .374 .080 105 -5.2 0.7 -0.2 67 15 -0.2 0.4 -0.9 0.0
2014 SLC AAA PCL 102 465 .278 .344 .425 .329 102 8.9 13.9 -2.9 107 0 -1.5 0.1 0.9 1.1
2015 CHA MLB AL 79 165 .255 .315 .408 .295 106 0.1 4.5 -0.8 90 12 -0.3 1.3 -1.3 0.4
2015 CHR AAA INT 3 11 .278 .349 .423 .125 108 -0.9 0.3 -0.1 64 0 0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.0
2016 CHA MLB AL 80 241 .254 .317 .415 .210 102 -15.4 6.8 0 69 10 -4.0 -1.4 -8.5 -0.7
2016 CHR AAA INT 37 170 .259 .323 .380 .310 111 -1.6 4.8 -1.7 102 0 0.9 0.3 -1.5 0.3
2017 ROC AAA INT 123 475 .256 .321 .388 .277 96 0.6 14.1 -2.4 99 0 2.2 -1.2 -6.7 0.6
2018 MIA MLB NL 70 142 .245 .313 .399 .231 91 -6.3 4.0 -0.7 60 8 -0.8 1.7 -6.4 -0.2
2018 NWO AAA PCL 51 190 .260 .327 .403 .362 95 10.9 5.6 -1.1 143 0 0.0 0.5 6.9 1.2
2019 PIT MLB NL 27 57 .236 .304 .409 .270 92 0.6 1.7 -0.4 85 18 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2019 IND AAA INT 7 15 .254 .344 .426 .545 96 3.2 0.5 -0.1 0 0 0.1 0.3 0.0 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 TCV A- NYP 303 263 51 79 12 5 4 113 24 35 34 8 6 .300 .384 .430 .129 2 2
2009 LNC A+ CLF 628 556 98 175 30 11 1 230 36 64 55 18 9 .315 .387 .414 .099 4 4
2010 ROU AAA PCL 156 139 15 38 2 2 0 44 7 16 15 7 3 .273 .346 .317 .043 1 1
2010 CCH AA TXS 435 389 52 116 14 2 2 140 28 46 56 9 9 .298 .372 .360 .062 0 0
2011 HOU MLB NL 92 81 9 22 2 1 0 26 3 11 7 2 0 .272 .359 .321 .049 0 0
2011 OKL AAA PCL 419 354 60 105 11 7 0 130 30 56 30 20 11 .297 .398 .367 .071 1 4
2012 OKL AAA PCL 358 315 49 94 11 3 0 111 33 39 20 12 8 .298 .374 .352 .054 2 2
2013 ANA MLB AL 478 437 60 128 20 3 2 160 39 27 54 8 4 .293 .331 .366 .073 7 6
2014 ANA MLB AL 88 84 10 14 1 0 2 21 9 3 11 2 0 .167 .195 .250 .083 0
2014 CLE MLB AL 26 26 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .000 0
2014 SLC AAA PCL 465 406 64 130 18 9 5 181 57 43 30 9 6 .320 .382 .446 .126 9
2015 CHA MLB AL 165 143 15 38 8 2 0 50 15 16 16 7 5 .266 .340 .350 .084 2 3
2015 CHR AAA INT 11 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 0 0
2016 CHA MLB AL 241 224 27 46 5 2 4 67 14 12 21 3 3 .205 .248 .299 .094 1 3
2016 CHR AAA INT 170 154 20 46 9 2 2 65 17 11 13 4 2 .299 .339 .422 .123 3 2
2017 ROC AAA INT 475 424 41 110 26 4 4 156 37 41 43 4 1 .259 .325 .368 .108 6 1
2018 MIA MLB NL 142 130 10 25 3 1 0 30 4 10 22 2 2 .192 .255 .231 .038 0 1
2018 NWO AAA PCL 190 165 28 54 13 0 3 76 16 23 23 11 1 .327 .405 .461 .133 2 0
2019 IND AAA INT 15 12 3 6 4 0 0 10 0 3 1 2 0 .500 .600 .833 .333 0 0
2019 PIT MLB NL 57 47 4 10 0 1 0 12 2 8 10 1 1 .213 .339 .255 .043 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 326 0.5245 0.3988 0.9231 0.5731 0.2065 0.9490 0.8438 0.0769 -0.0012
2013 1715 0.5114 0.4052 0.8647 0.5200 0.2852 0.9649 0.6736 0.1353 0.0066
2014 350 0.5943 0.4800 0.8869 0.6058 0.2958 0.9524 0.6905 0.1131 0.0069
2015 621 0.5056 0.4122 0.8633 0.5955 0.2248 0.9412 0.6522 0.1367 0.0022
2016 827 0.5079 0.4510 0.8954 0.5905 0.3071 0.9718 0.7440 0.1046 0.0000
2018 521 0.4952 0.4165 0.8295 0.5233 0.3118 0.9333 0.6585 0.1705 0.0000
2019 231 0.4632 0.4416 0.8235 0.5888 0.3145 0.9524 0.6154 0.1765 0.0000
Career45910.51300.42280.86980.55710.28070.95660.69210.13020.0032

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
2013-09-27 2013-09-30 DTD 3 3 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2010-10-19 2010-10-19 WIN 0 0 Knee Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $700,000
2018 MIA $750,000
2017 MIN $
2016 CHA $521,000
2015 CHA $516,000
2014 ANA $
2013 ANA $500,000
2012 HOU $
2011 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,287,000
2019Current$700,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,987,000
5 yrTotal$2,987,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 166 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Pittsburgh (minor-league contract). Salary of $700,000 in majors. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 3/28/19. DFA by Pittsburgh 5/5/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/8/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Miami as a free agent 11/23/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. Contract selected by Miami 4/13/18. DFA by Miami 7/5/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/17/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 11/2/16.
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/4/14. Acquired by Cleveland in trade 9/5/14 after being DFA by LA Angels 9/2/14. Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Cleveland 11/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Angels 3/31/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 11/2/12 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Houston 8/5/11.
  • Drafted by Houston 2008 (6-182) (Ohio State). $0.15M 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 70 8 17 4 0 1 8 6 10 1 1 .270 .343 .381 94 0.0 0.0
80o 50 5 11 2 0 1 5 4 7 1 0 .250 .312 .364 86 0.0 0.0
70o 35 4 8 2 0 1 3 3 5 1 0 .258 .324 .419 80 0.0 0.0
60o 22 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .200 .273 .250 75 0.0 0.0
50o 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 70 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean152310011200.214.267.286730.00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Robbie Grossman holds down a starting spot as part of the Astros future? I hated to lose him, although it was worth it to get Wandy. He doesn't do anything great except draw walks, but there may be room for growth.
(James from Morgantown)
Guys who have no power but do walk a lot really fascinate me. The Angels have a more extreme case in J.B. Shuck who became somewhat of a curiosity to me when he was coming up through the minors. If we think of it as a straight theoretical game theory problem where pitchers pick spots to throw to and hitters swing or don't swing, there's no reason ever to walk Shuck (or Grossman). They're not going to make you pay with home runs. Yet pitchers are imprecise enough and they're discerning enough that they make it work.

And no, I don't see much of a future for Grossman. (Zachary Levine)


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