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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 4949 .261 .323 .435 .261 7
Birth Date10-11-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age40 years, 10 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 NYN 24 46 127 116 18 35 8 0 6 61 8 19 2 1 0 18 2 1 .302 .354 .526 .308 5.4 -1.5 0.4
2003 NYN 25 156 633 573 73 146 36 6 11 227 46 124 9 4 1 71 12 2 .255 .318 .396 .261 21.4 -5.7 1.6
2004 NYN 26 86 339 312 46 89 23 2 12 152 23 48 1 2 1 42 6 1 .285 .334 .487 .285 20.4 1.9 2.2
2004 PIT 26 58 206 182 17 40 7 0 5 62 22 34 1 1 0 24 1 0 .220 .306 .341 .231 1.4 -2.7 -0.1
2005 PIT 27 57 171 155 20 40 9 1 7 72 14 30 1 0 1 25 0 1 .258 .324 .465 .273 4.2 -5.8 -0.2
2006 TBA 28 122 486 444 55 122 25 1 24 221 32 97 6 3 1 79 4 3 .275 .330 .498 .267 11.9 3.4 1.5
2007 HOU 29 50 187 169 24 48 12 0 6 78 13 40 3 2 0 18 2 0 .284 .342 .462 .271 7.7 -0.5 0.7
2007 TBA 29 98 417 378 47 104 21 0 16 173 28 73 5 6 0 49 1 4 .275 .329 .458 .268 12.9 -5.2 0.8
2008 HOU 30 111 429 386 50 110 22 1 23 203 32 69 8 3 0 58 4 6 .285 .350 .526 .290 24.4 0.9 2.5
2009 BAL 31 122 436 410 44 112 19 0 11 164 23 57 2 1 0 41 1 2 .273 .314 .400 .234 -7.8 -7.1 -1.5
2010 BAL 32 154 649 581 63 144 29 1 22 241 50 116 8 9 1 76 0 1 .248 .312 .415 .250 1.9 2.8 0.5
2011 COL 33 130 446 401 52 97 21 2 15 167 38 84 5 1 1 47 8 1 .242 .315 .416 .252 8.0 -14.0 -0.6
2012 PHI 34 125 360 315 40 74 11 0 11 118 37 81 2 6 0 43 1 0 .235 .314 .375 .261 4.0 -4.9 -0.1
2013 SLN 35 47 63 57 9 9 2 0 0 11 5 19 1 0 0 3 0 1 .158 .238 .193 .156 -5.1 -0.4 -0.6
Career1362494944795581170245141691950371891543965944223.261.323.435.261110.7-38.87.0

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1998 PTS A- 0 289 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLU A+ 0 516 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIN AA 0 479 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIN AA 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA 78 292 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 46 127 .308 .249 .322 .392 .253 .315 94 6.4 3.2 -0.5 -1.5 -3.8 5.4 0.4 5.4 0.4
2002 NOR AAA 104 435 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB 156 633 .261 .262 .326 .416 .258 .305 98 0.6 16.7 2.6 -5.7 1.6 21.4 1.6 21.4 1.6
2004 NYN MLB 86 339 .285 .267 .332 .434 .264 .303 93 9.4 10.1 0.4 1.9 0.4 20.4 2.2 20.4 2.2
2004 PIT MLB 58 206 .231 .262 .324 .428 .261 .243 91 -6.5 6.1 0.8 -2.7 1.0 1.4 -0.1 1.4 -0.1
2004 SLU A+ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB 57 171 .273 .269 .331 .427 .262 .280 103 2.3 4.9 0.3 -5.8 -3.3 4.2 -0.2 4.2 -0.2
2005 IND AAA 72 328 .296 .273 .338 .433 .255 .324 105 13.6 9.9 -0.3 7.7 -0.2 23.0 2.9 23.0 2.9
2006 TBA MLB 122 486 .267 .270 .331 .432 .255 .301 106 3.8 14.6 -3.1 3.4 -3.3 11.9 1.5 11.9 1.5
2006 DUR AAA 2 8 .529 .268 .320 .396 .252 .400 102 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.5 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2007 HOU MLB 50 187 .271 .265 .331 .420 .258 .336 101 2.2 5.5 0.7 -0.5 -0.8 7.7 0.7 7.7 0.7
2007 TBA MLB 98 417 .268 .267 .335 .420 .263 .298 102 3.9 12.4 -2.2 -5.2 -1.2 12.9 0.8 12.9 0.8
2008 HOU MLB 111 429 .290 .262 .332 .416 .262 .293 100 13.9 12.4 0.3 0.9 -2.3 24.4 2.5 24.4 2.5
2008 ROU AAA 3 13 .198 .315 .381 .484 .275 .167 99 -0.8 0.3 0 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2009 BAL MLB 122 436 .234 .263 .331 .419 .257 .294 108 -12.3 12.5 -4 -7.1 -4.1 -7.8 -1.5 -7.8 -1.5
2010 BAL MLB 154 649 .250 .256 .320 .402 .252 .270 113 -6.9 17.9 -7.1 2.8 -2.0 1.9 0.5 1.9 0.5
2011 COL MLB 130 446 .252 .251 .316 .389 .259 .271 110 -3.7 12.0 -1.2 -14.0 0.9 8.0 -0.6 8.0 -0.6
2011 CSP AAA 2 9 .246 .287 .360 .465 .271 .333 147 -0.2 0.3 0 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 125 360 .261 .255 .315 .401 .258 .275 99 0.3 9.9 -3.5 -4.9 -2.7 4.0 -0.1 4.0 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 47 63 .156 .245 .314 .393 .258 .237 100 -6.3 1.7 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3 -5.1 -0.6 -5.1 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1998 PTS A- 289 39 65 14 4 8 29 16 72 11 2 .239 .284 .408 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLU A+ 516 69 133 23 5 21 73 56 82 9 12 .292 .374 .502 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIN AA 479 64 129 27 3 20 77 24 107 5 5 .285 .324 .490 .205 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIN AA 34 5 8 3 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 .286 .382 .393 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA 292 29 65 12 0 7 24 27 66 3 3 .250 .324 .377 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ 14 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .333 .571 .444 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NOR AAA 435 49 115 26 3 6 48 43 50 5 3 .300 .372 .431 .131 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB 127 18 35 8 0 6 18 8 19 2 1 .302 .354 .526 .224 .308 5.4 -1.5 0.4
2003 NYN MLB 633 73 146 36 6 11 71 46 124 12 2 .255 .318 .396 .141 .261 21.4 -5.7 1.6
2004 NYN MLB 339 46 89 23 2 12 42 23 48 6 1 .285 .334 .487 .202 .285 20.4 1.9 2.2
2004 PIT MLB 206 17 40 7 0 5 24 22 34 1 0 .220 .306 .341 .121 .231 1.4 -2.7 -0.1
2004 SLU A+ 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB 171 20 40 9 1 7 25 14 30 0 1 .258 .324 .465 .206 .273 4.2 -5.8 -0.2
2005 IND AAA 328 53 82 18 0 14 52 45 56 8 5 .293 .393 .507 .214 .296 23.0 7.7 2.9
2006 DUR AAA 8 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .375 .375 1.000 .625 .529 2.9 -0.0 0.3
2006 TBA MLB 486 55 122 25 1 24 79 32 97 4 3 .275 .330 .498 .223 .267 11.9 3.4 1.5
2007 HOU MLB 187 24 48 12 0 6 18 13 40 2 0 .284 .342 .462 .178 .271 7.7 -0.5 0.7
2007 TBA MLB 417 47 104 21 0 16 49 28 73 1 4 .275 .329 .458 .183 .268 12.9 -5.2 0.8
2008 HOU MLB 429 50 110 22 1 23 58 32 69 4 6 .285 .350 .526 .241 .290 24.4 0.9 2.5
2008 ROU AAA 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 1 .111 .385 .333 .222 .198 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1
2009 BAL MLB 436 44 112 19 0 11 41 23 57 1 2 .273 .314 .400 .127 .234 -7.8 -7.1 -1.5
2010 BAL MLB 649 63 144 29 1 22 76 50 116 0 1 .248 .312 .415 .167 .250 1.9 2.8 0.5
2011 COL MLB 446 52 97 21 2 15 47 38 84 8 1 .242 .315 .416 .175 .252 8.0 -14.0 -0.6
2011 CSP AAA 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 .246 0.0 0.3 0.0
2012 PHI MLB 360 40 74 11 0 11 43 37 81 1 0 .235 .314 .375 .140 .261 4.0 -4.9 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 63 9 9 2 0 0 3 5 19 0 1 .158 .238 .193 .035 .156 -5.1 -0.4 -0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1485 0.4828 0.5461 0.7460 0.7462 0.3594 0.8318 0.5797 0.2540 507 -0.005294
2009 1538 0.5299 0.4837 0.7688 0.6601 0.2849 0.8476 0.5631 0.2312 669 0.001150
2010 2381 0.5338 0.4658 0.7881 0.6302 0.2775 0.8689 0.5779 0.2119 1024 -0.002571
2011 1611 0.5059 0.4581 0.7466 0.6491 0.2626 0.8393 0.5120 0.2534 716 -0.005390
2012 1361 0.4967 0.4467 0.7566 0.6405 0.2555 0.8637 0.4914 0.2434 639 -0.001661
2013 219 0.4749 0.4840 0.6038 0.6731 0.3130 0.7714 0.2778 0.3962 91 -0.000358
Career85950.51170.47890.75990.66190.28760.84980.54190.2401728.6847-0.0027

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
2012-05-09 2012-05-11 DTD 2 1 - Shoulder Soreness Contusion From Collision At Plate - -
2011-04-27 2011-05-13 15-DL 16 12 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-06-25 2010-06-27 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2008-09-07 2008-09-17 DTD 10 8 Left Groin Strain -
2008-05-20 2008-05-22 DTD 2 2 Right Trunk Contusion Rib Cage -
2008-05-13 2008-05-16 DTD 3 3 Right Trunk Contusion Rib Cage -
2008-04-06 2008-05-02 15-DL 26 23 Left Thumb Fracture Thumb -
2006-07-30 2006-09-01 15-DL 33 30 Left Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal -
2006-07-15 2006-07-19 DTD 4 4 Low Back Strain -
2004-04-21 2004-05-07 15-DL 16 14 General Medical Illness GI - Ulcer -
2003-09-19 2003-09-20 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Contusion HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SLN $2,500,000
2013 SLN $2,500,000
2012 COL $2,000,000
2012 PHI $2,000,000
2011 COL $3,500,000
2010 BAL $3,500,000
2009 BAL $2,500,000
2008 HOU $4,350,000
2007 TBA $2,700,000
2006 TBA $675,000
2004 NYN $316,000
2003 NYN $302,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$26,843,500
11 yrTotal$26,843,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 98 dDan Lozano2 years/$5M (2014-15)

Details
  • 2 years/$5M (2013-14). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/14/12. 13:$2.5M, 14:$2.5M. Released by St. Louis 7/9/13. Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Miami 3/25/14.
  • 2 years/$8M (2011-12), plus 2013 option. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/7/10. 11:$3.5M, 12:$4M, 13:$4M option, $0.5M buyout. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Colorado 11/18/11. (Clubs split 2012 salary, with Rockies receiving additional $0.1M if 2013 option is exercised.) Philadelphia declined 2013 option 10/29/12.
  • 2 years/$6M (2009-10). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/5/09. 09:$2.5M, 10:$3.5M.
  • 1 year/$4.35M (2008). Re-signed by Houston 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). $50,000 in performance bonuses. Non-tendered 12/12/08.
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2007). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Houston in trade from Tampa Bay 7/28/07.
  • 1 year/$0.675M (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 80, 100, 120 games.
  • 1 year/$0.342M (2005). Released 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2004). Re-signed 2/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3025M (2003). Re-signed 2/03.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 1998 (17-514) (UNC-Asheville).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Miggie. With my draft Sunday, I am worried he could not be 3B elig. until the end of April. Who is a good late round 3B to draft in case Miggie misses time?
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
Brent Morel or Ty Wigginton for cheap power. Hopefully, you'll only need them 2-3 weeks. I like Morel, but we're also talking about a guy with one good month in his entire career. (Jason Collette)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see me out-produce Ty Wigginton? How much is the difference between us and the lineup we are in?
(Wilson Betemit from Baltimore)
Yes. You're four years younger, playing in the more favorable ballpark (Citizens is tough on RH hitters, Camden is great for LH hitters, your strong side), and at least a slightly better defender. Plus you're probably not going to be trying to live up to 1B production, as Wigginton may be if he's the primary 1B in Howard's absence. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Skip Schumaker went OF to 2B. Soriano went the opposite way. Ty Wigginton plays every position on the diamond. In general, what is the difference in defensive performance between position players? Would a good defensive 1B like Derek Lee be the worst 3B/2B/SS in the league? Would Torii Hunter win Gold Gloves (and merit them) in his sleep at 1B?
(GM Wannabe from The Front Office)
Not necessarily, because the positions require different skills. Hunter was so valuable because of his range and speed. That doesn't matter at 1B, so while he might be able to field grounders and make Ike Davis catches (the new term for catches where you look silly falling over a dugout rail) it's not like his OF prowess helps him at all. Similarly, Derrek Lee might be agile around the 1B bag, and good at scooping, but can you really see him making plays in the hole between SS and 3B? Certain players excel at certain positions because of what makes them valuable, which would be mitigated by certain defensive switches. Soriano was fast and had a good arm, so going from 2B to LF wasn't a stretch. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)At the beginning of the season, who could have imagined such a lackluster group of players making up the American League leaderboard for home runs? Is the National League finally catching up in terms of talent?
(psychdoc777 from Chicago)
It's certainly a weird list, isn't it? Not that I don't enjoy seeing Paul Konerko beating off Father Time, again; I expect that career-ending hip issue Tommy Lasorda conjured up more than a decade ago as a matter of CYA is bound to catch up to Konerko someday. For myself, I think it makes for a fascinating question about what's to come. Does anybody expect Jose Bautista to reach 30? He certainly doesn't have to in order to wind up with a career year. Ty Wigginton's doing enough good stuff to keep attention from focusing on "Garrett Atkins, Needless Expense in Cleats" when it comes to journeymen employed as Orioles. But here again, does this mean he's going to double his season tally with more than two-thirds of the season to play? Anybody expect that?

It makes for an interesting proposition as far as who might end up winning an MVP award: One of the Twins' towers? Somebody who has a great second half for a late-charging contender? A pitcher? But I don't take it for a minute to mean that the NL's caught up to anybody--their list of HR leaders is almost as freaky, with Kelly Johnson and Rod Barajas up there. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-29 15:00:00 (link to chat)Was it a waste of money for a team with no short-term hope of contention like the Orioles to spend 2/12M on Mike Gonzalez? He'll be gone before the O's are ready to compete.
(eolman from Jerusalem)
It's a very inexpensive contract, and the Orioles' bullpen has sucked for a while, so I don't hate the deal. It makes a hell of a lot more sense than signing Garret Atkins, who is 1) not very good and 2) redundant even at his potential skill set and role because of Ty Wigginton. Gonzalez can at least do something. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Bonds be a good fit for the Stros the rest of this season?
(Alex from Houston)
They're playing Ty Wigginton in left field, and Geoff Blum is getting the extra ABs. Forget any kind of warmup, sign Bonds, start him tonight, and he'd be better than those choices.

But winning doesn't matter as much as perpetuating the myth. Say, did anyone see that Paul Lo Duca is back in the majors? (Joe Sheehan)


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