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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-18-1990
Height5' 8"
Weight200 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 21 days
BatsR
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2015
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-0.42017
-0.12018
-0.52019
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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
2017 PIT 27 28 63 12 2 1 0 8 26 0 0 0 .222 .323 .296 44 -4.2 -0.7 -0.8 -0.4
2018 TOR 28 13 19 1 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 .056 .105 .056 50 -1.1 0.2 -0.7 -0.1
Career418213210938000.181.272.23646-5.3-0.5-1.5-0.5

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
2009 PIR Rk GCL 47 193 .241 .327 .350 .322 94 -2.7 5.2 0.4 98 0 1.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.7
2010 SCO A- NYP 64 277 .248 .324 .359 .275 97 -2.5 7.8 1.9 83 0 0.0 -2.2 -4.4 0.3
2010 BRD A+ FSL 2 5 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 WVA A SAL 25 93 .257 .326 .379 .348 101 5 2.7 0.6 123 0 -1.8 1.2 0.8 0.4
2011 PIR Rk GCL 2 7 .256 .321 .427 .200 112 -0.2 0.2 0 72 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2012 BRD A+ FSL 124 538 .254 .324 .369 .304 110 -16.3 16.1 6.9 77 0 8.0 1.3 -11.6 2.1
2012 RSA int WBQ 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SCO Wnt AFL 16 55 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BRD A+ FSL 28 123 .252 .321 .355 .459 99 5.7 3.6 1.7 130 0 2.9 2.2 1.3 1.2
2013 ALT AA EAS 72 259 .259 .331 .395 .261 94 -6.1 7.0 3.2 46 0 -1.5 0.5 -18.5 -1.0
2014 ALT AA EAS 131 499 .260 .325 .394 .322 101 -5.3 13.7 1.5 86 0 -2.8 0.2 -14.6 -0.2
2015 ALT AA EAS 71 280 .256 .314 .375 .345 95 1 7.5 3.5 99 0 2.6 -1.1 -5.4 0.8
2015 IND AAA INT 21 71 .261 .323 .396 .326 98 -0.5 2.0 0.7 84 0 -1.6 0.5 -2.2 -0.1
2016 IND AAA INT 102 373 .255 .318 .382 .328 100 -10.4 10.5 4.7 81 0 5.2 0.4 -11.7 0.9
2017 PIT MLB NL 28 63 .252 .325 .422 .429 94 -0.3 1.8 0.1 44 9 -0.8 -0.7 -4.2 -0.4
2017 WEV A- NYP 2 8 .239 .303 .367 .250 102 1.6 0.2 0.1 74 0 1.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.1
2017 IND AAA INT 77 299 .258 .323 .395 .306 93 -5.1 8.9 2.5 82 0 0.3 0.9 -5.1 0.7
2018 TOR MLB AL 13 19 .254 .328 .435 .167 109 -3.4 0.5 0.1 50 13 -0.7 0.2 -1.1 -0.1
2018 BUF AAA INT 48 159 .241 .315 .367 .299 96 -6.8 4.7 1.5 60 0 3.5 0.5 -5.9 0.4
2018 SYD Wnt ABL 8 32 .000 .000 .000 .389 108 8.4 2.2 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 ALT AA EAS 14 38 .226 .306 .365 .188 96 -1.2 1.0 0.5 80 0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.6 0.0
2019 LEH AAA INT 41 135 .261 .336 .440 .361 99 -4.7 4.7 0 70 0 1.6 -1.7 -5.3 -0.1

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
2009 PIR Rk GCL 193 160 24 38 4 0 1 45 9 21 52 13 9 .238 .326 .281 .044 8 8
2010 SCO A- NYP 277 229 30 47 13 5 1 73 20 36 68 11 7 .205 .310 .319 .114 7 7
2010 BRD A+ FSL 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 0
2011 PIR Rk GCL 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2011 WVA A SAL 93 85 14 26 5 1 2 39 5 7 14 3 3 .306 .359 .459 .153 0 1
2012 RSA int WBQ 15 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 6 2 1 0 .111 .467 .222 .111 0 0
2012 SCO Wnt AFL 55 46 8 12 2 1 1 19 5 7 15 2 1 .261 .370 .413 .152 0 1
2012 BRD A+ FSL 538 456 66 106 11 5 9 154 36 63 131 22 14 .233 .330 .338 .105 3 11
2013 ALT AA EAS 259 220 29 39 10 2 3 62 16 28 82 10 3 .177 .278 .282 .105 3 4
2013 BRD A+ FSL 123 96 17 28 7 3 0 41 6 21 35 7 1 .292 .424 .427 .135 0 5
2014 ALT AA EAS 499 437 58 104 17 9 9 166 52 51 135 13 8 .238 .319 .380 .142 2
2015 IND AAA INT 71 61 5 15 4 0 0 19 1 6 15 1 2 .246 .313 .311 .066 0 4
2015 ALT AA EAS 280 246 31 64 12 2 3 89 25 24 66 3 6 .260 .338 .362 .102 0 5
2016 IND AAA INT 373 332 40 72 20 1 8 118 27 31 130 5 2 .217 .289 .355 .139 1 6
2017 PIT MLB NL 63 54 10 12 2 1 0 16 6 8 26 0 0 .222 .323 .296 .074 0 1
2017 WEV A- NYP 8 7 2 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .375 .714 .429 0 0
2017 IND AAA INT 299 264 33 58 15 5 6 101 27 28 91 2 4 .220 .299 .383 .163 3 1
2018 SYD Wnt ABL 32 30 7 11 0 0 4 23 7 2 8 1 0 .367 .406 .767 .400 0 0
2018 BUF AAA INT 159 131 15 22 3 1 2 33 8 25 63 2 1 .168 .304 .252 .084 1 1
2018 TOR MLB AL 19 18 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 0 0
2019 LEH AAA INT 135 122 17 27 8 0 5 50 21 12 56 1 0 .221 .296 .410 .189 0 0
2019 ALT AA EAS 38 30 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 8 14 2 1 .100 .289 .100 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 278 0.4820 0.3633 0.5644 0.5000 0.2361 0.6269 0.4412 0.4356 0.0000
2018 76 0.5000 0.4079 0.5161 0.4737 0.3421 0.7222 0.2308 0.4839 0.0000
Career3540.48590.37290.55400.49440.25890.64740.39600.44600.0000

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
2019 PIT $
2018 TOR $
2017 PIT $
2016 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 72 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/11/19 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 6/20/19. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 6/29/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 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.

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 384 41 74 18 2 11 42 36 130 3 2 .218 .299 .381 75 4.8 2B 1, SS 2 0.8
80o 364 37 66 16 2 10 38 32 126 2 1 .204 .281 .359 67 -0.2 2B 1, SS 1 0.2
70o 349 35 61 15 2 9 36 30 122 2 1 .196 .272 .344 61 -3.4 2B 0, SS 1 -0.1
60o 337 32 58 14 2 9 33 28 120 2 1 .193 .266 .342 56 -6.0 2B 0, SS 1 -0.4
50o 325 30 54 13 2 8 31 26 117 2 1 .185 .257 .325 52 -8.2 2B 0, SS 1 -0.7
40o 313 28 49 12 1 7 29 24 114 2 1 .174 .242 .298 47 -10.3 2B 0, SS 1 -0.9
30o 301 26 45 11 1 7 27 22 111 2 1 .165 .232 .290 42 -12.3 2B 0, SS 1 -1.1
20o 286 24 41 10 1 6 25 20 107 2 1 .158 .222 .273 37 -14.4 2B 0, SS 1 -1.3
10o 266 21 36 9 1 5 22 17 102 1 1 .148 .208 .255 29 -16.8 2B 0, SS 1 -1.6
Weighted Mean32931541328322611821.183.255.32253-7.52B 0, SS 1-0.6

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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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