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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-14-1991
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 10 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.82015
-0.22016
2.22017
-0.82018
0.22019
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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
2014 PHI 23 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 77 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2015 PHI 24 39 161 33 11 4 5 16 41 5 6 2 .241 .338 .489 101 0.8 0.0 2.9 0.8
2016 PHI 25 57 227 39 6 0 4 23 69 6 7 2 .197 .300 .288 72 -7.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.2
2017 PHI 26 107 412 101 24 5 19 32 104 7 5 4 .272 .340 .516 107 4.7 0.4 8.0 2.2
2018 PHI 27 105 285 44 11 1 8 36 91 4 3 2 .181 .295 .333 73 -8.3 -1.2 -4.2 -0.8
2019 NYN 28 26 35 4 1 0 1 2 15 1 0 0 .129 .200 .258 43 -2.6 0.0 -0.9 -0.2
2019 PHI 28 22 30 1 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 .034 .067 .069 59 -1.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2019 SFN 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 29 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career3591156222541037110332232110.219.307.40188-14.0-0.65.51.6

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 PHL Rk GCL 28 92 .244 .327 .360 .250 101 -1.5 2.3 -0.4 85 0 2.3 0.8 -1.6 0.3
2010 WPT A- NYP 28 104 .252 .323 .373 .329 102 3.6 2.9 -0.1 120 0 0.0 -0.4 2.2 0.5
2010 PHL Rk GCL 27 121 .244 .302 .364 .370 104 0.6 4.4 0.4 112 0 -0.3 2.0 -3.7 0.3
2011 LWD A SAL 41 163 .255 .327 .387 .297 100 -8.6 4.7 0.4 63 0 0.5 3.8 -8.7 0.1
2011 WPT A- NYP 71 295 .253 .327 .360 .301 96 -0.5 8.5 -1.7 94 0 6.6 4.7 -9.0 0.9
2012 LWD A SAL 110 471 .255 .328 .383 .310 96 -0.2 13.9 -2.3 96 0 18.7 3.5 -2.0 3.2
2012 GER int WBQ 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLR A+ FSL 123 527 .251 .320 .362 .360 99 13.9 15.5 -1.5 127 0 7.6 0.5 4.6 2.7
2014 PHI MLB NL 2 5 .251 .304 .381 .000 95 -1.2 0.1 0 77 8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 CLR A+ FSL 7 33 .253 .319 .360 .350 100 0.7 1.0 0 104 0 2.3 0.3 -0.5 0.3
2014 REA AA EAS 120 492 .258 .323 .388 .279 106 -9.6 13.5 0.3 79 0 2.2 -2.9 -18.3 -0.6
2015 PHI MLB NL 39 161 .254 .314 .400 .301 95 6.9 4.3 -0.9 101 8 2.9 0.0 0.8 0.8
2015 REA AA EAS 60 260 .256 .320 .372 .332 100 13.6 7.0 -1.8 141 0 5.2 -0.4 5.9 1.7
2015 LEH AAA INT 51 229 .254 .315 .369 .338 99 10.2 6.3 -0.4 143 0 5.0 1.7 6.8 2.0
2016 PHI MLB NL 57 227 .249 .317 .400 .280 85 -5.4 6.4 -1.7 72 10 -0.3 0.3 -7.1 -0.2
2016 CLR A+ FSL 2 9 .269 .343 .396 .500 102 0.1 0.3 -0.1 104 0 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2016 REA AA EAS 3 13 .265 .322 .392 .375 127 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0 0 -0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0
2016 LEH AAA INT 2 7 .243 .304 .365 .400 102 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 71 0 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2016 PHL Rk GCL 6 23 .272 .358 .393 .385 98 3.5 0.7 -0.2 205 0 -0.2 -0.4 1.3 0.1
2017 PHI MLB NL 107 412 .252 .317 .415 .328 98 12.8 12.1 -3 107 11 8.0 0.4 4.7 2.2
2018 PHI MLB NL 105 285 .248 .322 .409 .247 94 -9.4 8.0 -2.2 73 10 -4.2 -1.2 -8.3 -0.8
2018 LEH AAA INT 34 134 .255 .322 .393 .333 98 -3.4 3.9 -0.1 90 0 1.8 -0.6 -1.3 0.4
2019 NYN MLB NL 26 35 .256 .334 .453 .188 95 -3 1.1 -0.1 43 6 -0.9 0.0 -2.6 -0.2
2019 PHI MLB NL 22 30 .263 .338 .471 .050 104 -6.7 0.9 0.1 59 21 -0.2 0.0 -1.4 -0.1
2019 SFN MLB NL 1 1 .303 .349 .513 .000 101 -0.2 0.0 0 29 -174 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2019 SYR AAA INT 28 88 .259 .332 .438 .291 100 0.4 3.0 -0.6 115 0 2.3 -0.8 1.8 0.5

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 PHL Rk GCL 92 84 10 18 3 0 1 24 11 8 15 6 1 .214 .283 .286 .071 0 0
2010 WPT A- NYP 104 94 11 27 7 3 0 40 10 8 13 2 3 .287 .346 .426 .138 1 1
2010 PHL Rk GCL 121 115 12 35 6 1 1 46 15 3 22 10 3 .304 .333 .400 .096 0 0
2011 LWD A SAL 163 147 20 31 6 0 1 40 15 11 47 12 0 .211 .272 .272 .061 2 1
2011 WPT A- NYP 295 269 41 70 12 2 5 101 31 13 52 25 4 .260 .302 .375 .115 4 4
2012 LWD A SAL 471 420 65 106 27 6 8 169 50 38 102 25 8 .252 .319 .402 .150 6 1
2012 GER int WBQ 13 11 5 6 1 0 2 13 6 0 2 0 0 .546 .538 1.182 .636 1 0
2013 CLR A+ FSL 527 466 57 128 36 6 12 212 69 45 140 23 5 .275 .337 .455 .180 8 5
2014 PHI MLB NL 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2014 CLR A+ FSL 33 28 6 7 1 2 0 12 2 5 8 1 0 .250 .364 .429 .179 0
2014 REA AA EAS 492 449 54 106 27 2 14 179 57 26 110 12 6 .236 .287 .399 .163 5
2015 PHI MLB NL 161 137 25 33 11 4 5 67 22 16 41 6 2 .241 .338 .489 .248 2 1
2015 LEH AAA INT 229 204 36 60 13 2 8 101 38 21 44 8 1 .294 .362 .495 .201 2 0
2015 REA AA EAS 260 229 29 67 19 3 6 110 29 28 40 8 3 .293 .371 .480 .188 1 1
2016 CLR A+ FSL 9 8 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .000 0 0
2016 PHL Rk GCL 23 16 5 6 1 0 1 10 3 6 2 0 0 .375 .565 .625 .250 0 0
2016 PHI MLB NL 227 198 23 39 6 0 4 57 22 23 69 7 2 .197 .300 .288 .091 0 0
2016 LEH AAA INT 7 7 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .143 0 0
2016 REA AA EAS 13 10 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 2 0 .300 .462 .300 .000 0 0
2017 PHI MLB NL 412 372 58 101 24 5 19 192 65 32 104 5 4 .272 .340 .516 .245 1 0
2018 LEH AAA INT 134 119 15 29 5 0 2 40 12 14 37 4 0 .244 .321 .336 .092 1 0
2018 PHI MLB NL 285 243 28 44 11 1 8 81 38 36 91 3 2 .181 .295 .333 .152 2 0
2019 SYR AAA INT 88 74 9 20 5 1 4 39 13 10 16 3 2 .270 .375 .527 .257 1 0
2019 NYN MLB NL 35 31 6 4 1 0 1 8 2 2 15 0 0 .129 .200 .258 .129 1 0
2019 PHI MLB NL 30 29 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 9 0 0 .034 .067 .069 .034 0 0
2019 SFN MLB NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 23 0.3913 0.3478 0.6250 0.4444 0.2857 0.7500 0.5000 0.3750 -0.0028
2015 636 0.4686 0.4104 0.7433 0.5973 0.2456 0.8539 0.5060 0.2567 -0.0006
2016 918 0.4717 0.4292 0.7107 0.6097 0.2680 0.8333 0.4615 0.2893 0.0000
2017 1583 0.4864 0.4454 0.7007 0.6182 0.2817 0.8130 0.4672 0.2993 0.0000
2018 1154 0.4731 0.4489 0.6718 0.6722 0.2484 0.8011 0.3576 0.3282 0.0000
2019 267 0.5131 0.5131 0.6496 0.7372 0.2769 0.7327 0.4167 0.3504 0.0000
Career45810.47870.44160.69800.63330.26530.81480.44110.3020-0.0001

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
2014-03-30 2014-04-21 Minors 22 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2014-02-23 2014-03-08 Camp 13 0 - Wrist Soreness - -
2012-07-25 2012-08-17 Minors 23 21 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PHI $1,350,000
2018 PHI $561,000
2017 PHI $538,500
2016 PHI $515,500
2015 PHI $
2014 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,615,000
2019Current$1,350,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,965,000
4 yrTotal$2,965,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 28 dAll Bases Covered1 year/$1.35M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2019). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by San Francisco off waivers 5/11/19 after being DFA by Philadelphia 5/5/19. Claimed by NY Mets off waivers 5/23/19 after being DFA by San Francisco 5/19/19. DFA by NY Mets 6/5/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/9/19. Contract selected by NY Mets 7/27/19. DFA by NY Mets 8/24/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/27/19. Elected free agency 10/19.
  • 1 year/$0.561M (2018). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2016). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/13. Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2009 (9-287) (Agua Fria HS, Avondale, Ari.). $0.15M signing bonus.

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 139 18 32 6 1 5 17 16 35 3 1 .267 .360 .458 117 9.2 1.0
80o 118 15 26 5 1 4 14 13 31 2 1 .252 .345 .437 109 6.2 0.7
70o 103 13 21 4 0 3 12 11 27 2 1 .233 .330 .378 103 4.4 0.5
60o 90 11 19 4 0 3 10 9 24 2 1 .241 .326 .405 98 3.1 0.3
50o 78 9 15 3 0 2 8 8 21 1 1 .217 .308 .348 93 2.1 0.2
40o 66 8 13 3 0 2 7 6 18 1 0 .224 .308 .379 89 1.3 0.1
30o 53 6 9 2 0 1 5 5 15 1 0 .191 .283 .298 84 0.6 0.1
20o 38 4 6 1 0 1 4 3 11 1 0 .176 .243 .294 78 0.0 0.0
10o 17 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .188 .235 .250 69 -0.2 0.0
Weighted Mean831016302982321.219.305.342962.50.3

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Altherr: continue the breakout? Met his ceiling?
(smallmarketfan from nj)
Last year, he upped his hard hit rate and lofted more. The downside is his SwStr% and Contact% aren't great, and fewer LD% may not help his BA. The speed scores don't look great, and he ran less often last year (due to hammy issue?). May have upside as 20/10 in the near future, but the BA could make or break his value. A .270/20/10 may not be his full ceiling, but I'm not betting on a ton more. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Curtis Granderson is off to a terrible start and may lose PT when Cespedes returns. Is he droppable for Aaron Altherr?
(Tommy from NJ)
I think so. I still sorta believe in Altherr. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Give me a guy who will steal 20+ bases that didn't last year? Or a few guys :)
(Lightning Len from Uh, no)
Manny Margot, Aaron Altherr, Billy Burns. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Aaron Altherr giving Philly anything this year ? Do you see him claiming his starting job back in 2017 ?
(Ernesto from Reading, PA)
I haven't been following the Altherr news closely, haven't seen any recent updates. I think he does get another shot next season, but it really comes down to whether or not Nick Williams is a centerfielder or not. (George Bissell)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)The following names aren't necessarily exciting....but in what order would you rank Trayce Thompson, Travis Shaw, Patrick Kivlehan and Tyler Goeddel for a dynasty league? Would there be a standout if just looking for potential current year impact? Cheers
(markdavo4 from Australia)
In dynasty, Shaw, Kivlehan, Goeddel, and Thompson. For 2016 only Goeddel has an opportunity now that Aaron Altherr is out for most if not all of the season and could be the guy to take a big leap forward. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these OFs for future: Eddie Rosario, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr, Preston Tucker, Pete O'Brien.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I'd go Rosario, Herrera, Tucker, Altherr, O'Brien. (Bret Sayre)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are a gentleman and a scholar for taking my question. Has Aaron Altherr turned tools into performance and become a future building block for the Phillies? Or is he a 5th OF/AAAA player having a really nice season? Thanks. I really appreciate the great work you do.
(R.J. from Charlotte)
Building block is definitely too strong. That being said, I think the assertion that the tools are starting to turn into tangible baseball skills is an apt one. I think he's a fourth outfielder, but fourth outfielders are valuable. And thanks for reading! (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Altherr is 0-3. Should I be concerned? Also, who is Aaron Altherr?
(gerrybraun from San Diego)
He's a phillie so trade him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cleveland's Danny Salazar and Philly's Aaron Altherr the legitimate break-out players that they have suggested with their performances so far this season?
(El Bobbo from Canton, Mi)
I really like Salazar and think he has a chance to be legit. Ive never been high on Altherr and I'm just not buying it yet. I'll probably be late to the dance and forced to snuggle alone, but I've just never found Altherr to be the toolsy demon that some do. I don't see it even though I probably should. I guess he's just not my type. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Altherr has to be one of the few bright spots for the Phillies this year. His bat is still unknown, but his defensive ability should be understood by now. Is Altherr a solid defensive center fielder in MLB?
(Free_AEC from New Jersey)
I saw Altherr in Lakewood last year over a four-game look, and I know our Zach Mortimer has seen a lot of him over the last couple years. He probably ends up as a corner guy down the line. Mortimer saw him in camp and told me that he's still a bit raw with his route-running, but he thinks Altherr will be fine in RF in the long run. (Jason Cole)
2011-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell us about Aaron Altherr?
(Bobby from Philly)
Lots. Great size, but needs to grow into his body and add strength. Power potential in the swing, with a god hit tool. Loads of athleticism. I'm a fan. High ceiling. (Jason Parks)


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