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Gift Ngoepe 3BBlue Jays

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date1-18-1990
Height5' 8"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 0 days
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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
2017 PIT 27 28 63 54 10 12 2 1 0 16 8 26 0 0 1 6 0 0 .222 .323 .296 .256 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2018 TOR 28 13 19 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .082 -2.6 -0.7 -0.3
Career418272121321017938001600.181.272.236.216-1.6-1.5-0.3

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 PIR Rk 47 193 .246 .241 .327 .350 .249 .322 94 -2.7 5.2 0.4 1.9 -0.5 2.4 0.4 2.4 0.4
2010 SCO A- 64 277 .254 .248 .324 .359 .257 .275 97 -1.6 7.8 1.9 5.1 -2.2 5.9 1.1 5.9 1.1
2010 BRD A+ 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WVA A 25 93 .310 .257 .326 .379 .257 .348 101 5 2.7 0.6 -1.8 1.2 9.5 0.8 9.5 0.8
2011 PIR Rk 2 7 .237 .256 .321 .427 .255 .200 112 -0.2 0.2 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0
2012 BRD A+ 124 538 .232 .254 .324 .369 .248 .304 111 -16.4 16.1 6.9 8.0 1.3 7.8 1.6 7.8 1.6
2012 RSA int 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SCO Wnt 16 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BRD A+ 28 123 .304 .252 .321 .355 .253 .459 98 5.9 3.6 1.7 2.9 2.2 13.3 1.6 13.3 1.6
2013 ALT AA 72 259 .235 .259 .331 .395 .271 .261 95 -6.5 7.0 3.2 -1.5 0.5 4.2 0.3 4.2 0.3
2014 ALT AA 131 499 .250 .260 .325 .394 .263 .322 101 -5.1 13.7 1.5 -2.8 0.2 10.3 0.8 10.3 0.8
2015 ALT AA 71 280 .258 .256 .314 .375 .257 .345 101 -0.6 7.5 3.5 2.6 -1.1 9.3 1.3 9.3 1.3
2015 IND AAA 21 71 .250 .261 .323 .396 .260 .326 101 -0.8 2.0 0.7 -1.6 0.5 2.4 0.1 2.4 0.1
2016 IND AAA 102 373 .237 .255 .318 .382 .254 .328 96 -9 10.5 4.7 5.2 0.4 6.5 1.2 6.5 1.2
2017 PIT MLB 28 63 .256 .252 .325 .422 .266 .429 93 -0.3 1.8 0.1 -0.8 -0.7 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0
2017 WEV A- 2 8 .452 .239 .303 .367 .248 .250 103 1.6 0.2 0.1 1.1 -0.3 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.3
2017 IND AAA 77 299 .244 .258 .323 .395 .254 .306 93 -5.2 8.9 2.5 0.3 0.9 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2018 TOR MLB 13 19 .082 .254 .328 .435 .269 .167 108 -3.4 0.5 0.1 -0.7 0.2 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2018 BUF AAA 48 159 .220 .241 .315 .367 .249 .299 96 -6.8 4.7 1.5 3.5 0.5 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3

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
2009 PIR Rk 193 24 38 4 0 1 9 21 52 13 9 .237 .326 .281 .044 .246 2.4 1.9 0.4
2010 SCO A- 277 30 47 13 5 1 20 36 68 11 7 .205 .310 .319 .114 .254 5.9 5.1 1.1
2010 BRD A+ 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WVA A 93 14 26 5 1 2 5 7 14 3 3 .306 .359 .459 .153 .310 9.5 -1.8 0.8
2011 PIR Rk 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .237 0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 RSA int 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 .111 .467 .222 .111 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BRD A+ 538 66 106 11 5 9 36 63 131 22 14 .233 .330 .338 .105 .232 7.8 8.0 1.6
2012 SCO Wnt 55 8 12 2 1 1 5 7 15 2 1 .261 .370 .413 .152 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BRD A+ 123 17 28 7 3 0 6 21 35 7 1 .292 .424 .427 .135 .304 13.3 2.9 1.6
2013 ALT AA 259 29 39 10 2 3 16 28 82 10 3 .177 .278 .282 .105 .235 4.2 -1.5 0.3
2014 ALT AA 499 58 104 17 9 9 52 51 135 13 8 .238 .319 .380 .142 .250 10.3 -2.8 0.8
2015 ALT AA 280 31 64 12 2 3 25 24 66 3 6 .260 .338 .362 .102 .258 9.3 2.6 1.3
2015 IND AAA 71 5 15 4 0 0 1 6 15 1 2 .246 .313 .311 .066 .250 2.4 -1.6 0.1
2016 IND AAA 373 40 72 20 1 8 27 31 130 5 2 .217 .289 .355 .139 .237 6.5 5.2 1.2
2017 PIT MLB 63 10 12 2 1 0 6 8 26 0 0 .222 .323 .296 .074 .256 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2017 IND AAA 299 33 58 15 5 6 27 28 91 2 4 .220 .299 .383 .163 .244 7.0 0.3 0.7
2017 WEV A- 8 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .375 .714 .429 .452 1.6 1.1 0.3
2018 TOR MLB 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 .082 -2.6 -0.7 -0.3
2018 BUF AAA 159 15 22 3 1 2 8 25 63 2 1 .168 .304 .252 .084 .220 -0.2 3.5 0.3

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
2017 278 0.5036 0.3633 0.5644 0.4929 0.2319 0.6377 0.4063 0.4356 0 0.000000
2018 76 0.5000 0.4079 0.5161 0.5000 0.3158 0.7368 0.1667 0.4839 0 0.000000
Career3540.50280.37290.5540.49440.24990.6590.35490.44600

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
2011-05-21 2011-09-06 Minors 108 98 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 36 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Pittsburgh 11/20/17. Re-signed by Toronto 3/18. DFA, optioned to Triple-A by Toronto 5/3/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/7/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17.
  • 2016. Contract selected by Pittsburgh 11/5/15.
  • Signed by Pittsburgh 9/29/08 as a free agent from South Africa.

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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)


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