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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date11-26-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age33 years, 6 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
3.82015
2.92016
2.72017
4.62018
2.82019
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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
2011 SLN 25 7 19 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 .067 .263 .133 79 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2012 SLN 26 114 340 87 22 5 6 34 63 3 1 1 .294 .365 .463 113 5.2 -0.7 -6.1 0.6
2013 SLN 27 157 717 199 55 7 11 72 98 9 3 3 .318 .392 .481 131 25.5 8.4 4.7 6.2
2014 SLN 28 158 709 162 33 2 8 95 111 8 5 3 .272 .375 .375 112 9.6 -1.6 -4.0 2.7
2015 SLN 29 154 665 156 44 3 28 81 151 6 4 3 .272 .365 .505 133 27.7 -0.6 -11.8 3.8
2016 SLN 30 129 566 128 36 6 21 81 108 5 0 4 .271 .380 .505 126 18.5 1.2 -5.0 2.9
2017 SLN 31 145 622 120 31 2 23 109 125 9 2 1 .241 .384 .451 119 16.5 -2.4 3.4 2.7
2018 SLN 32 156 677 145 42 0 36 102 158 6 4 1 .257 .374 .523 135 30.9 -1.5 0.7 4.6
2019 SLN 33 50 218 41 8 1 7 31 49 1 2 1 .222 .335 .389 109 3.3 -2.3 -5.4 0.3
Career10704533103927226140609867472117.272.375.466124136.70.3-23.523.8

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 QUD A MDW 29 126 .260 .337 .378 .337 105 3.2 3.5 0.4 130 0 2.1 -0.3 2.4 0.8
2009 BAT A- NYP 9 37 .268 .358 .367 .500 104 5.1 1.0 0 219 0 -0.1 -0.2 3.8 0.5
2009 PMB A+ FSL 32 128 .241 .322 .346 .256 90 -2.4 3.7 0.5 83 0 4.8 -1.0 -4.8 0.3
2010 PMB A+ FSL 28 128 .249 .332 .360 .318 92 8.4 3.3 0.5 151 0 -3.3 -0.8 3.6 0.3
2010 SFD AA TXS 105 472 .263 .341 .399 .377 104 27 14.2 1.8 147 0 16.4 3.2 8.7 4.5
2011 SLN MLB NL 7 19 .248 .322 .388 .091 98 -2 0.5 0.1 79 11 0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.0
2011 MEM AAA PCL 130 535 .281 .355 .440 .328 98 27.7 16.6 1.8 131 0 10.5 0.0 11.6 3.9
2011 LIC Wnt DWL 5 15 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SLN MLB NL 114 340 .252 .319 .396 .346 97 11.3 9.3 -2.5 113 10 -6.1 -0.7 5.2 0.6
2012 SFD AA TEX 3 13 .256 .330 .392 .250 79 2.3 0.4 -0.2 158 0 -0.4 -0.5 0.7 0.0
2012 MEM AAA PCL 3 9 .273 .314 .425 .200 90 -1.3 0.3 0 90 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 SLN MLB NL 157 717 .249 .313 .388 .359 101 36.7 18.9 -0.4 131 7 4.7 8.4 25.5 6.2
2014 SLN MLB NL 158 709 .249 .312 .382 .318 103 17.4 18.3 2.4 112 8 -4.0 -1.6 9.6 2.7
2015 SLN MLB NL 154 665 .257 .319 .407 .321 94 41.2 17.9 2.2 133 6 -11.8 -0.6 27.7 3.8
2016 SLN MLB NL 129 566 .253 .321 .421 .307 91 34.8 16.0 -2.2 126 10 -5.0 1.2 18.5 2.9
2016 SFD AA TEX 4 13 .291 .337 .436 .429 97 1.4 0.4 0 115 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
2017 SLN MLB NL 145 622 .256 .325 .429 .274 95 28.1 18.2 -9.2 119 6 3.4 -2.4 16.5 2.7
2018 SLN MLB NL 156 677 .248 .315 .408 .291 93 42.8 19.0 -4.6 135 9 0.7 -1.5 30.9 4.6
2019 SLN MLB NL 50 218 .249 .323 .418 .262 92 4.1 6.4 0.8 109 11 -5.4 -2.3 3.3 0.3

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 PMB A+ FSL 128 114 13 25 6 1 2 39 9 10 24 1 0 .219 .283 .342 .123 2 2
2009 BAT A- NYP 37 32 9 15 3 0 0 18 3 4 2 0 1 .469 .541 .563 .094 0 0
2009 QUD A MDW 126 105 11 31 6 2 0 41 10 17 13 2 0 .295 .408 .390 .095 0 0
2010 SFD AA TXS 472 396 76 125 26 3 12 193 53 64 88 11 2 .316 .412 .487 .172 4 4
2010 PMB A+ FSL 128 99 17 28 5 2 1 40 16 26 14 0 1 .283 .438 .404 .121 1 1
2011 LIC Wnt DWL 15 13 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 2 4 1 0 .231 .333 .231 .000 0 0
2011 SLN MLB NL 19 15 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 .067 .263 .133 .067 0 0
2011 MEM AAA PCL 535 434 61 130 29 3 12 201 70 84 68 5 4 .300 .417 .463 .164 6 3
2012 MEM AAA PCL 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .000 0 0
2012 SLN MLB NL 340 296 44 87 22 5 6 137 46 34 63 1 1 .294 .365 .463 .169 7 0
2012 SFD AA TEX 13 10 3 3 0 0 1 6 3 3 1 0 1 .300 .462 .600 .300 0 0
2013 SLN MLB NL 717 626 126 199 55 7 11 301 78 72 98 3 3 .318 .392 .481 .163 7 3
2014 SLN MLB NL 709 595 99 162 33 2 8 223 59 95 111 5 3 .272 .375 .375 .103 9
2015 SLN MLB NL 665 574 101 156 44 3 28 290 84 81 151 4 3 .272 .365 .505 .233 4 0
2016 SFD AA TEX 13 12 2 4 1 0 1 8 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .385 .667 .333 0 0
2016 SLN MLB NL 566 473 81 128 36 6 21 239 68 81 108 0 4 .271 .380 .505 .235 4 3
2017 SLN MLB NL 622 497 91 120 31 2 23 224 69 109 125 2 1 .241 .384 .451 .209 5 2
2018 SLN MLB NL 677 564 111 145 42 0 36 295 81 102 158 4 1 .257 .374 .523 .266 4 0
2019 SLN MLB NL 218 185 32 41 8 1 7 72 17 31 49 2 1 .222 .335 .389 .168 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 90 0.4889 0.3222 0.8621 0.5227 0.1304 0.8696 0.8333 0.1379 0.0000
2012 1390 0.5108 0.4094 0.8137 0.5845 0.2265 0.8699 0.6623 0.1863 0.0064
2013 2951 0.5236 0.3687 0.8759 0.5049 0.2191 0.9321 0.7338 0.1241 0.0118
2014 3062 0.5425 0.3263 0.8789 0.4594 0.1685 0.9240 0.7331 0.1211 -0.0028
2015 2785 0.5131 0.3874 0.7822 0.5458 0.2205 0.8397 0.6321 0.2178 0.0019
2016 2353 0.4883 0.3842 0.8064 0.5570 0.2193 0.9094 0.5568 0.1936 0.0000
2017 2733 0.4907 0.3370 0.8013 0.5034 0.1767 0.8681 0.6179 0.1987 0.0000
2018 2846 0.5021 0.3714 0.7550 0.5444 0.1969 0.8470 0.4982 0.2450 0.0000
2019 880 0.4886 0.3875 0.7742 0.5907 0.1933 0.8504 0.5517 0.2258 0.0000
Career190900.51010.36600.81620.52550.20080.88410.63220.18380.0021

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
2014-09-20 2014-09-22 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness -
2012-09-08 2012-09-08 DTD 0 0 Bilateral Hand Laceration Splintered Bat - -
2012-05-23 2012-06-22 15-DL 30 27 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 SLN $2,000,000
2021 SLN $18,500,000
2020 SLN $18,500,000
2019 SLN $14,750,000
2018 SLN $13,750,000
2017 SLN $10,000,000
2016 SLN $6,500,000
2015 SLN $3,750,000
2014 SLN $1,250,000
2013 SLN $504,000
2012 SLN $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$36,234,000
2019Current$14,750,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$50,984,000
3 yrFuture$39,000,000
11 yrTotal$89,984,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 12 dSelect Sports Group6 years/$52M (2014-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 2 years/$39M (2020-21), plus 2022 option. Signed extension with St. Louis 4/10/19. 20:$18.5M, 21:$18.5M, 22:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout). 2022 option guaranteed with 1,100 plate appearances in 2020-21 combined, including 550 PA in 2021. No-trade protection, 2020-22.
  • 6 years/$52M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed extension with St. Louis 3/8/14. $1.5M signing bonus. 14:$1M, 15:$3.5M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$9.75M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout). Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.504M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 6/3/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2009 (13-399) (TCU). $1,000 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 482 73 116 31 2 19 63 71 102 2 1 .290 .401 .520 144 39.2 3B 2, 2B 0 4.4
80o 468 69 108 29 1 18 59 67 101 2 1 .277 .388 .495 139 34.1 3B 2, 2B 0 3.8
70o 458 66 103 28 1 17 57 64 100 2 1 .269 .379 .480 135 30.5 3B 2, 2B 0 3.5
60o 449 64 100 27 1 17 55 62 99 2 1 .265 .373 .477 131 27.5 3B 2, 2B 0 3.1
50o 441 62 96 26 1 16 53 60 99 2 1 .259 .366 .464 128 24.9 3B 2, 2B 0 2.8
40o 433 60 93 25 1 16 51 58 98 2 1 .254 .360 .459 125 22.3 3B 2, 2B 0 2.5
30o 424 58 89 24 1 15 49 55 97 2 1 .248 .353 .446 122 19.6 3B 2, 2B 0 2.2
20o 414 55 85 23 1 14 46 53 96 2 1 .241 .346 .432 118 16.6 3B 2, 2B 0 2.0
10o 400 52 79 21 1 13 43 49 94 2 1 .231 .332 .412 112 12.5 3B 2, 2B 0 1.5
Weighted Mean44262972611653609921.261.367.46512925.23B 2, 2B 02.9

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