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Donald Lutz PHReds

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
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Birth Date2-6-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 20 days
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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 CIN 24 34 59 14 1 0 1 1 14 0 2 0 .241 .254 .310 78 -1.4 0.8 0.8 0.2
2014 CIN 25 28 54 9 4 0 0 3 19 0 0 0 .176 .222 .255 49 -3.0 -0.1 2.9 0.1
Career6211323501433020.211.239.28464-4.30.73.70.3

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 RDS Rk GCL 34 120 .263 .345 .366 .302 92 3.7 3.8 -2.3 110 0 -1.7 -0.3 -6.6 -0.7
2009 RDS Rk GCL 16 65 .234 .323 .322 .205 90 -2.4 2.0 -1.3 15 0 -2.0 0.5 -8.9 -1.0
2010 BIL Rk PIO 55 233 .276 .335 .413 .338 97 14.9 8.4 -4.9 121 0 -0.8 2.5 -1.4 0.4
2011 DYT A MID 123 506 .255 .322 .380 .375 96 23.7 14.7 -9.1 129 0 -2.7 0.1 11.6 1.5
2012 BAK A+ CAL 63 277 .269 .332 .423 .301 94 12.4 7.8 -3.7 113 0 -5.6 0.7 4.4 0.4
2012 PEN AA SOU 40 165 .255 .328 .380 .277 103 -0.2 4.6 -1.6 84 0 2.6 -2.0 -1.9 0.2
2012 GER int WBQ 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CIN Rk AZL 4 17 .278 .353 .431 .900 102 5.7 0.5 -0.3 249 0 -0.4 0.0 2.9 0.3
2012 PER Wnt AFL 11 45 .000 .000 .000 .457 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CIN MLB NL 34 59 .258 .317 .396 .302 100 -3.6 1.6 -0.2 78 17 0.8 0.8 -1.4 0.2
2013 PEN AA SOU 65 255 .245 .316 .371 .293 100 5 6.9 -2.4 103 0 0.7 1.4 -2.6 0.4
2014 CIN MLB NL 28 54 .256 .309 .396 .281 99 -3.9 1.4 -0.5 49 13 2.9 -0.1 -3.0 0.1
2014 PEN AA SOU 23 97 .262 .321 .396 .394 100 11.3 2.7 -0.7 175 0 1.1 1.0 6.4 1.1
2014 LOU AAA INT 52 218 .258 .325 .387 .325 111 -6.2 6.5 -2.4 73 0 4.7 -0.4 -9.5 -0.1
2015 LOU AAA INT 13 48 .249 .305 .381 .250 99 -2.8 1.3 -0.4 71 0 -0.1 -0.6 -2.1 -0.2
2015 BRI Wnt ABL 14 59 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PEN AA SOU 45 161 .249 .319 .361 .316 91 -7.2 4.3 -2.3 54 0 -0.5 -0.8 -10.2 -1.0
2016 LOU AAA INT 21 70 .254 .310 .382 .270 101 -6.6 2.0 -0.6 30 0 -0.9 0.2 -6.0 -0.5
2016 BRI Wnt ABL 19 74 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 REY AAA MEX 10 45 .000 .000 .000 .423 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 BRI Wnt ABL 11 41 .000 .000 .000 .200 109 -2.3 2.6 -1.4 0 0 0.0 0.0 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 RDS Rk GCL 120 108 22 27 9 0 1 39 19 9 21 4 1 .250 .319 .361 .111 0 0
2009 RDS Rk GCL 65 59 9 10 1 2 1 18 10 5 14 2 1 .169 .246 .305 .136 0 0
2010 BIL Rk PIO 233 203 36 58 10 4 7 97 28 21 45 6 2 .286 .364 .478 .192 0 0
2011 DYT A MID 506 465 85 140 23 3 20 229 75 34 125 5 4 .301 .358 .492 .191 0 0
2012 PEN AA SOU 165 149 17 36 5 1 5 58 15 13 32 1 3 .242 .315 .389 .148 0 0
2012 CIN Rk AZL 17 14 3 9 2 2 0 15 5 3 4 0 0 .643 .706 1.071 .429 0 0
2012 GER int WBQ 15 13 4 4 1 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .077 0 0
2012 BAK A+ CAL 277 253 42 67 18 3 17 142 51 19 71 7 2 .265 .325 .561 .296 1 0
2012 PER Wnt AFL 45 43 10 17 3 1 1 25 4 1 7 2 0 .395 .422 .581 .186 0 0
2013 PEN AA SOU 255 229 35 56 12 4 7 97 30 19 56 4 1 .245 .318 .424 .179 1 0
2013 CIN MLB NL 59 58 5 14 1 0 1 18 8 1 14 2 0 .241 .254 .310 .069 0 0
2014 CIN MLB NL 54 51 2 9 4 0 0 13 1 3 19 0 0 .176 .222 .255 .078 0
2014 LOU AAA INT 218 195 26 46 9 2 6 77 33 17 68 4 0 .236 .307 .395 .159 2
2014 PEN AA SOU 97 89 16 32 7 2 6 61 16 7 17 1 0 .360 .412 .685 .326 0
2015 BRI Wnt ABL 59 56 6 14 5 0 2 25 11 3 14 1 0 .250 .288 .446 .196 0 0
2015 LOU AAA INT 48 42 3 8 3 0 0 11 3 5 10 0 0 .190 .292 .262 .071 0 0
2016 PEN AA SOU 161 146 11 31 5 1 1 41 15 9 53 1 0 .212 .263 .281 .068 3 1
2016 BRI Wnt ABL 74 65 12 21 4 1 4 39 17 9 13 0 0 .323 .405 .600 .277 0 0
2016 LOU AAA INT 70 65 3 11 0 0 1 14 3 4 27 0 0 .169 .229 .215 .046 0 0
2017 REY AAA MEX 45 38 8 11 1 0 0 12 5 5 13 2 1 .289 .378 .316 .026 1 0
2018 BRI Wnt ABL 41 36 3 6 0 0 1 9 5 4 11 0 0 .167 .244 .250 .083 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 196 0.4235 0.5765 0.6018 0.7108 0.4779 0.8305 0.3519 0.3982 0.0022
2014 196 0.4082 0.5306 0.5865 0.7125 0.4052 0.8070 0.3191 0.4135 0.0082
Career3920.41590.55360.59420.71170.44160.81880.33550.40590.0052

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
2013-08-13 2013-08-22 Minors 9 0 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2012-10-26 - WIN - - - Fingers Fracture Fielding - -
2012-05-25 2012-06-26 Minors 32 28 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2009-07-23 2009-09-20 Minors 59 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 134 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15. Released by Cincinnati 6/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/18/11. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12.
  • Signed 2008 as an amateur free agent.

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 386 35 73 7 1 9 37 23 139 0 0 .205 .258 .306 50 -12.0 -1.3
80o 365 32 65 6 1 8 33 21 135 0 0 .192 .245 .287 41 -16.2 -1.7
70o 350 29 59 5 1 7 30 19 131 0 0 .181 .231 .267 35 -19.0 -2.0
60o 337 27 55 5 1 7 28 17 128 0 0 .175 .220 .263 30 -21.1 -2.3
50o 325 25 51 5 1 6 26 16 125 0 0 .168 .213 .250 26 -22.8 -2.5
40o 313 23 47 4 1 6 25 15 122 0 0 .160 .204 .241 21 -24.4 -2.6
30o 300 21 42 4 1 5 23 13 118 0 0 .149 .191 .223 16 -25.9 -2.8
20o 285 19 38 3 1 5 21 12 114 0 0 .141 .182 .216 10 -27.4 -2.9
10o 264 16 31 3 0 4 18 10 108 0 0 .124 .159 .183 1 -28.9 -3.1
Weighted Mean3292553517271612600.172.216.26327-22.2-2.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)How long until baseball expands again? Where will it be? Is there enough interest in Europe?
(Ian from NYC)
I doubt it expands for a while, I doubt owners want to cut more into their revenue pie, plus pay more in revenue sharing.

Logistically you couldn't do Europe but it is interesting. The game is growing over there and they have sent players from countries you wouldn't expect are in the US playing! For example:
The Twins have a player from Moldova- RHP Vadim Balan
The Yankees have a player from Poland- LHP Artur Strzalka
The Reds had a former player from Slovakia- LHP Jakub Izold
The Pirates have players from Lithuania (RHP Dovydas Neverauskas), India (LHP Rinku Singh, RHP Dinesh Patel), South Africa (SS Gift Ngoepe)

Plus there have been players from Germany (Donald Lutz), Italy (Alex Liddi) and other places to have major leaguers. It's exciting to see the game grow world-wide. (Steve Givarz)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Donald Lutz and what does the future hold for him ?
(William from Pensacola, FL)
Lutz is a bit of a hacker; very aggressive early in counts, looking to hit the fastball. He has plus raw power, but the lack of approach holds him back. He's very strong, but a mistake hitter. Below-average defensively. I think he's an org guy. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Donald Lutz is tearing up the AFL right now; he is near the top of almost every hitting category. What is his ceiling?
(pmuehlenkamp from Cincinnati)
I have an article about Lutz (and a few other AFL warriors) coming out tomorrow on BP.

Okay, here's the deal. I've answered 72 questions, but I have 165 left in the queue. I need to run a quick errand in preparation for my trip tomorrow, but I'd like to continue this chat when I get back. I'm going to step away for 30 minutes (max), but I'll answer for another few hours when I return. Deal? Stop back by. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I asked KG on twitter, but is Donald Lutz (Reds High A 1B) a legit power prospect or a fringe guy? Already at 10 HRs, albeit in the offense-boosting Cal League
(Johnny from SD)
And he didn't answer you? Man, I'm going to have to talk to that guy. He never answers questions from readers. (That was a joke. He answers a million questions from readers. Literally a million, and 99% of them are about when Anthony Rizzo is going to get called up.)

Here's Kevin's succinct response: "Cal League guy. Scouts aren't impressed." I'm just relaying questions from readers to KG now. This must be what being Twitter feels like. (Ben Lindbergh)


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