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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 4949 .261 .323 .435 100 7.9
Birth Date10-11-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age42 years, 1 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2002 NYN 24 46 127 35 8 0 6 8 19 2 2 1 .302 .354 .526 117 3.3 -3.8 -1.5 0.1
2003 NYN 25 156 633 146 36 6 11 46 124 9 12 2 .255 .318 .396 86 -8.9 1.6 -5.8 0.6
2004 NYN 26 86 339 89 23 2 12 23 48 1 6 1 .285 .334 .487 98 -0.1 0.4 1.9 1.2
2004 PIT 26 58 206 40 7 0 5 22 34 1 1 0 .220 .306 .341 96 -0.6 1.0 -2.8 0.4
2005 PIT 27 57 171 40 9 1 7 14 30 1 0 1 .258 .324 .465 103 0.7 -3.3 -5.9 -0.3
2006 TBA 28 122 486 122 25 1 24 32 97 6 4 3 .275 .330 .498 108 7.5 -3.3 3.4 1.9
2007 HOU 29 50 187 48 12 0 6 13 40 3 2 0 .284 .342 .462 106 2.3 -0.8 -0.5 0.7
2007 TBA 29 98 417 104 21 0 16 28 73 5 1 4 .275 .329 .458 106 4.6 -1.2 -5.3 0.8
2008 HOU 30 111 429 110 22 1 23 32 69 8 4 6 .285 .350 .526 122 12.7 -2.3 0.9 2.4
2009 BAL 31 122 436 112 19 0 11 23 57 2 1 2 .273 .314 .400 94 -2.0 -4.1 -7.1 -0.5
2010 BAL 32 154 649 144 29 1 22 50 116 8 0 1 .248 .312 .415 103 3.5 -2.0 2.8 1.6
2011 COL 33 130 446 97 21 2 15 38 84 5 8 1 .242 .315 .416 96 -1.5 0.9 -14.0 -0.4
2012 PHI 34 125 360 74 11 0 11 37 81 2 1 0 .235 .314 .375 91 -3.6 -2.7 -4.9 -0.5
2013 SLN 35 47 63 9 2 0 0 5 19 1 0 1 .158 .238 .193 61 -2.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2
Career13624949117024514169371891544223.261.323.43510015.3-19.9-39.17.9

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
1998 PTS A- NYP 0 289 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLU A+ FSL 0 516 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BIN AA EAS 0 479 .000 .000 .000 .334 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLU A+ FSL 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIN AA EAS 8 34 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NOR AAA INT 78 292 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NYN MLB NL 46 127 .249 .322 .392 .315 95 6.2 3.7 -0.5 117 13 -1.5 -3.8 3.3 0.1
2002 NOR AAA INT 104 435 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYN MLB NL 156 633 .262 .326 .416 .305 98 0.6 16.7 2.6 86 10 -5.8 1.6 -8.9 0.6
2004 NYN MLB NL 86 339 .267 .332 .434 .303 93 9.4 10.1 0.4 98 7 1.9 0.4 -0.1 1.2
2004 PIT MLB NL 58 206 .262 .324 .428 .243 91 -6.5 6.1 0.8 96 7 -2.8 1.0 -0.6 0.4
2004 SLU A+ FSL 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB NL 57 171 .269 .331 .427 .280 103 2.3 4.9 0.3 103 12 -5.9 -3.3 0.7 -0.3
2005 IND AAA INT 72 328 .273 .338 .433 .324 105 13.6 9.9 -0.3 141 0 7.4 -0.2 16.0 3.1
2006 TBA MLB AL 122 486 .270 .331 .432 .301 106 3.8 14.6 -3.1 108 7 3.4 -3.3 7.5 1.9
2006 DUR AAA INT 2 8 .268 .320 .396 .400 102 2.3 0.2 -0.1 110 0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1
2007 HOU MLB NL 50 187 .265 .331 .420 .336 101 2.2 5.5 0.7 106 10 -0.5 -0.8 2.3 0.7
2007 TBA MLB AL 98 417 .267 .335 .420 .298 102 3.9 12.4 -2.2 106 10 -5.3 -1.2 4.6 0.8
2008 HOU MLB NL 111 429 .262 .332 .416 .293 100 13.9 12.4 0.3 122 8 0.9 -2.3 12.7 2.4
2008 ROU AAA PCL 3 13 .315 .381 .484 .167 99 -0.8 0.3 0 48 0 -0.5 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2009 BAL MLB AL 122 436 .263 .331 .419 .294 108 -12.3 12.5 -4 94 8 -7.1 -4.1 -2.0 -0.5
2010 BAL MLB AL 154 649 .256 .320 .402 .270 112 -6.9 17.9 -7.1 103 11 2.8 -2.0 3.5 1.6
2011 COL MLB NL 130 446 .251 .316 .389 .271 109 -3.7 12.0 -1.2 96 7 -14.0 0.9 -1.5 -0.4
2011 CSP AAA PCL 2 9 .287 .360 .465 .333 146 -0.2 0.3 0 106 0 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1
2012 PHI MLB NL 125 360 .255 .315 .401 .275 99 0 9.9 -3.5 91 10 -4.9 -2.7 -3.6 -0.5
2013 SLN MLB NL 47 63 .245 .314 .393 .237 99 -6.2 1.7 -0.2 61 11 -0.4 -0.3 -2.7 -0.2

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
1998 PTS A- NYP 289 272 39 65 14 4 8 111 29 16 72 11 2 .239 .284 .408 .169 0 0
1999 SLU A+ FSL 516 456 69 133 23 5 21 229 73 56 82 9 12 .292 .374 .502 .211 0 0
2000 BIN AA EAS 479 453 64 129 27 3 20 222 77 24 107 5 5 .285 .324 .490 .205 0 0
2001 NOR AAA INT 292 260 29 65 12 0 7 98 24 27 66 3 3 .250 .324 .377 .127 1 1
2001 BIN AA EAS 34 28 5 8 3 0 0 11 0 5 5 1 0 .286 .382 .393 .107 1 1
2001 SLU A+ FSL 14 9 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 4 2 0 0 .333 .571 .444 .111 0 0
2002 NYN MLB NL 127 116 18 35 8 0 6 61 18 8 19 2 1 .302 .354 .526 .224 1 0
2002 NOR AAA INT 435 383 49 115 26 3 6 165 48 43 50 5 3 .300 .372 .431 .131 0 0
2003 NYN MLB NL 633 573 73 146 36 6 11 227 71 46 124 12 2 .255 .318 .396 .141 4 1
2004 NYN MLB NL 339 312 46 89 23 2 12 152 42 23 48 6 1 .285 .334 .487 .202 2 1
2004 PIT MLB NL 206 182 17 40 7 0 5 62 24 22 34 1 0 .220 .306 .341 .121 1 0
2004 SLU A+ FSL 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .000 0 0
2005 IND AAA INT 328 280 53 82 18 0 14 142 52 45 56 8 5 .293 .393 .507 .214 0 0
2005 PIT MLB NL 171 155 20 40 9 1 7 72 25 14 30 0 1 .258 .324 .465 .206 0 1
2006 TBA MLB AL 486 444 55 122 25 1 24 221 79 32 97 4 3 .275 .330 .498 .223 3 1
2006 DUR AAA INT 8 8 2 3 2 0 1 8 2 0 2 0 0 .375 .375 1.000 .625 0 0
2007 HOU MLB NL 187 169 24 48 12 0 6 78 18 13 40 2 0 .284 .342 .462 .178 2 0
2007 TBA MLB AL 417 378 47 104 21 0 16 173 49 28 73 1 4 .275 .329 .458 .183 6 0
2008 ROU AAA PCL 13 9 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 3 0 1 .111 .385 .333 .222 0 0
2008 HOU MLB NL 429 386 50 110 22 1 23 203 58 32 69 4 6 .285 .350 .526 .241 3 0
2009 BAL MLB AL 436 410 44 112 19 0 11 164 41 23 57 1 2 .273 .314 .400 .127 1 0
2010 BAL MLB AL 649 581 63 144 29 1 22 241 76 50 116 0 1 .248 .312 .415 .167 9 1
2011 CSP AAA PCL 9 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .000 0 0
2011 COL MLB NL 446 401 52 97 21 2 15 167 47 38 84 8 1 .242 .315 .416 .175 1 1
2012 PHI MLB NL 360 315 40 74 11 0 11 118 43 37 81 1 0 .235 .314 .375 .140 6 0
2013 SLN MLB NL 63 57 9 9 2 0 0 11 3 5 19 0 1 .158 .238 .193 .035 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1485 0.4687 0.5461 0.7460 0.7644 0.3536 0.8421 0.5627 0.2540 -0.0053
2009 1538 0.4948 0.4837 0.7688 0.6741 0.2973 0.8674 0.5498 0.2312 0.0012
2010 2381 0.5174 0.4658 0.7881 0.6518 0.2663 0.8804 0.5458 0.2119 -0.0026
2011 1611 0.5053 0.4581 0.7466 0.6622 0.2497 0.8553 0.4523 0.2534 -0.0054
2012 1361 0.5011 0.4467 0.7566 0.6393 0.2533 0.8601 0.4942 0.2434 -0.0017
2013 219 0.5114 0.4840 0.6038 0.6964 0.2617 0.7692 0.1429 0.3962 -0.0004
Career85950.49990.47890.75990.67640.28160.86070.51350.2401-0.0027

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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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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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