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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .228 7 32 32 0 71 -0.4
Birth Date10-17-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
-0.02018
-0.42019
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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 BOS 27 7 20 4 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .211 .250 .368 78 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2018 BOS 31 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .143 .167 98 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0
Career927530017000.200.222.32084-0.5-0.90.00.0

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 LOW A- NYP 22 88 .246 .321 .349 .206 95 -5.4 2.7 1.5 57 0 0.3 -0.9 -6.4 -0.3
2009 SLM A+ CRL 2 3 .283 .342 .417 .000 96 -0.9 0.1 0.1 24 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2010 GRN A SAL 61 244 .256 .327 .379 .390 100 16.6 7.1 3.2 149 0 3.0 1.1 9.1 2.4
2010 SLM A+ CRL 35 143 .264 .329 .400 .352 105 8.5 4.1 0.8 155 0 1.3 1.0 6.0 1.3
2010 PAW AAA INT 2 5 .252 .307 .364 .000 86 -1.5 0.2 0.1 52 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2011 SLM A+ CAR 91 369 .250 .315 .385 .264 99 5.3 11.1 4.3 133 0 2.2 -0.1 4.2 2.1
2011 PME AA EAS 21 76 .244 .308 .373 .255 91 -1.5 2.2 1.4 85 0 1.1 -0.7 -2.6 0.1
2011 PAW AAA INT 1 3 .278 .353 .438 .000 91 1 0.1 0.1 53 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2012 PME AA EAS 73 285 .260 .326 .396 .281 103 0.6 7.9 4.7 108 0 -3.3 0.5 -2.0 0.8
2012 PAW AAA INT 22 83 .256 .321 .386 .275 96 -0.2 2.5 1.5 102 0 -1.9 0.3 -0.6 0.2
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 28 84 .000 .000 .000 .212 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 84 323 .255 .324 .380 .284 100 8.2 9.3 4 131 0 -4.8 -0.9 6.4 1.4
2014 BOS MLB AL 7 20 .239 .297 .375 .286 100 -1.1 0.5 0.3 78 9 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.0
2014 PAW AAA INT 83 325 .263 .329 .396 .301 95 -3.3 9.7 1.6 95 0 -20.0 -2.7 -6.1 -1.7
2015 SYR AAA INT 83 325 .257 .320 .366 .288 98 -7.3 9.0 5.5 83 0 5.7 0.1 -10.3 1.0
2016 PAW AAA INT 48 169 .252 .314 .381 .385 99 6.7 4.7 2.8 154 0 -4.4 -0.1 7.7 1.1
2017 PAW AAA INT 73 266 .257 .322 .399 .304 95 1 7.9 4.7 109 0 -1.1 -2.4 -0.8 0.8
2018 BOS MLB AL 2 7 .290 .358 .494 .200 108 -0.6 0.2 0.1 98 11 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.0
2018 PAW AAA INT 67 250 .244 .313 .373 .238 94 -2.8 7.3 4.5 93 0 -1.6 -0.8 -5.3 0.4

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 SLM A+ CRL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2009 LOW A- NYP 88 78 7 14 3 1 1 22 10 4 14 0 1 .179 .264 .282 .103 0 0
2010 GRN A SAL 244 214 37 70 18 3 6 112 31 20 44 0 0 .327 .407 .523 .196 0 0
2010 SLM A+ CRL 143 113 16 33 12 0 1 48 17 23 21 1 0 .292 .437 .425 .133 0 0
2010 PAW AAA INT 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 SLM A+ CAR 369 312 39 77 20 0 11 130 66 45 56 4 1 .247 .350 .417 .170 5 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.000 0 0
2011 PME AA EAS 76 66 4 14 5 0 0 19 2 9 11 0 0 .212 .316 .288 .076 0 0
2012 PME AA EAS 285 247 29 62 14 2 6 98 26 31 42 0 0 .251 .351 .397 .146 0 0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 84 73 8 12 5 0 1 20 7 8 21 0 0 .164 .262 .274 .110 1 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 83 73 8 17 5 0 3 31 11 9 20 0 0 .233 .313 .425 .192 1 0
2013 PAW AAA INT 323 282 32 74 19 0 14 135 45 34 59 1 1 .262 .350 .479 .216 2 0
2014 BOS MLB AL 20 19 1 4 3 0 0 7 2 1 5 0 0 .211 .250 .368 .158 0
2014 PAW AAA INT 325 286 35 69 19 0 4 100 30 29 71 0 0 .241 .317 .350 .108 5
2015 SYR AAA INT 325 282 28 64 20 1 1 89 26 32 65 0 0 .227 .316 .316 .089 3 2
2016 PAW AAA INT 169 146 14 45 12 0 3 66 16 20 34 0 0 .308 .399 .452 .144 0 1
2017 PAW AAA INT 266 232 26 60 15 0 4 87 34 27 48 0 0 .259 .336 .375 .116 4 1
2018 BOS MLB AL 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .143 .167 .000 1 0
2018 PAW AAA INT 250 212 21 45 9 0 6 72 26 31 44 0 0 .212 .321 .340 .127 2 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 86 0.5000 0.3605 0.6774 0.5116 0.2093 0.6818 0.6667 0.3226 -0.0011
2018 21 0.6667 0.3810 0.6250 0.4286 0.2857 0.8333 0.0000 0.3750 0.0000
Career1070.53270.36450.66710.49530.22430.71150.53590.3329-0.0009

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
2012-05-12 2012-05-20 Minors 8 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2007-03-02 2007-06-05 Coll 95 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2015 WAS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 45 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Boston 12/13/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 8/3/18. DFA by Boston 8/14/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/15/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 12/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/16/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Acquired by Washington in trade 1/14/15 after being DFA by Boston 1/7/15. Signed by Washington 3/15. DFA by Washington 7/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • Signed by Boston as an amateur free agent 7/28/09 (Arizona).

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 385 44 92 20 1 10 43 38 83 0 0 .271 .350 .425 95 16.4 C -7 1.0
80o 364 39 83 18 1 9 39 34 81 0 0 .257 .333 .402 87 10.7 C -7 0.4
70o 350 37 77 17 1 8 37 32 79 0 0 .248 .324 .386 81 6.9 C -7 0.0
60o 337 34 71 16 1 7 34 30 77 0 0 .236 .310 .365 76 3.9 C -7 -0.4
50o 325 32 67 15 1 7 32 28 75 0 0 .230 .302 .361 71 1.3 C -7 -0.6
40o 313 30 62 14 1 6 30 26 74 0 0 .221 .292 .342 66 -1.2 C -7 -0.9
30o 300 28 57 13 0 6 28 24 72 0 0 .210 .280 .325 61 -3.6 C -7 -1.2
20o 286 25 52 12 0 5 26 22 69 0 0 .202 .268 .306 56 -6.2 C -7 -1.5
10o 265 22 45 10 0 5 23 19 66 0 0 .187 .250 .290 47 -9.2 C -7 -1.8
Weighted Mean3293368151733287600.231.303.361732.1C -7-0.6

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202033311346214063028720.223.299.34267-0.42.6-0.83.78.0-8.3-6.4
202134316356314073228750.226.303.35670-0.43.2-0.83.68.1-7.7-7.3
202235311346114063028750.224.300.34668-0.52.7-0.83.58.0-8.0-7.2
202336290325713062826710.220.297.34066-0.51.9-0.83.27.5-7.9-6.7
202437279315512062725670.223.299.34467-0.52.1-0.73.07.2-7.4-6.5
202538271305412062624660.221.297.34166-0.51.8-0.72.87.0-7.3-6.3
202639259285011052523630.220.296.33966-0.51.5-0.72.66.7-7.1-6.0
202740252274911052422620.219.294.33565-0.51.1-0.72.56.5-7.1-5.8
202841247264811052322610.218.293.33464-0.50.9-0.72.36.3-7.1-5.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 85 Royce Huffman 2009 0 DNP
2 84 John Gall 2010 0 DNP
3 82 Efren Navarro 2018 66
4 82 Chris Gimenez 2015 110
5 81 Robby Hammock 2009 0 DNP
6 81 Guillermo Quiroz 2014 82
7 81 Jim Rushford 2006 0 DNP
8 81 Dee Brown 2010 0 DNP
9 80 Vinny Rottino 2012 81
10 80 Matt McBride 2017 0 DNP
11 78 Leslie Anderson 2014 0 DNP
12 77 Brian Dallimore 2006 0 DNP
13 77 Mickey Lopez 2006 0 DNP
14 77 J.J. Furmaniak 2012 0 DNP
15 76 Chris Heintz 2007 73
16 76 Ruben Gotay 2015 0 DNP
17 76 Ricardo Nanita 2013 0 DNP
18 76 Erik Kratz 2012 101
19 76 Chase Lambin 2012 0 DNP
20 75 Justin Christian 2012 79
21 75 Bryant Nelson 2006 0 DNP
22 75 Hernan Iribarren 2016 65
23 75 Joe Thurston 2012 0 DNP
24 75 Brandon Boggs 2015 0 DNP
25 74 Bobby Scales 2010 88
26 74 Jesus Feliciano 2011 0 DNP
27 74 Mark Budzinski 2006 0 DNP
28 74 Reid Brignac 2018 0 DNP
29 74 Cole Gillespie 2016 82
30 73 Jon Weber 2010 0 DNP
31 73 Rich Thompson 2011 0 DNP
32 73 Gil Velazquez 2012 75
33 73 Hector Luna 2012 86
34 73 Sean Kazmar Jr. 2017 0 DNP
35 73 Nick Gorneault 2011 0 DNP
36 72 Josh Rodriguez 2017 0 DNP
37 72 Jorge Velandia 2007 110
38 72 Adrian Brown 2006 61
39 72 Robinson Chirinos 2016 97
40 72 Eugenio Velez 2014 0 DNP
41 72 Jason Bowers 2010 0 DNP
42 72 Quintin Berry 2017 74
43 72 Kris Negron 2018 78
44 71 Emmanuel Burriss 2017 0 DNP
45 71 Ed Lucas 2014 64
46 70 Mark Minicozzi 2015 0 DNP
47 70 Mike Cervenak 2009 0 DNP
48 70 Jason Pridie 2016 0 DNP
49 70 Jeff Bailey 2011 0 DNP
50 70 A.J. Ellis 2013 100
51 70 Ed Rogers 2011 0 DNP
52 70 Clint Robinson 2017 0 DNP
53 70 Jorge Padilla 2012 0 DNP
54 69 Matt Treanor 2008 60
55 69 Brian Myrow 2009 0 DNP
56 69 Brendan Harris 2013 85
57 69 Irving Falu 2015 0 DNP
58 69 Danny Ardoin 2007 0 DNP
59 69 Mike McCoy 2013 0 DNP
60 69 Hiram Bocachica 2008 0 DNP
61 69 Anthony Seratelli 2015 0 DNP
62 69 Miguel Ojeda 2007 0 DNP
63 69 Koyie Hill 2011 59
64 68 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2014 0 DNP
65 68 Travis Ishikawa 2016 0 DNP
66 68 Ray Olmedo 2013 0 DNP
67 68 Pete Orr 2011 70
68 68 Kevin Frandsen 2014 84
69 68 Kevin Barker 2008 0 DNP
70 67 Joe Inglett 2010 92
71 67 Tuffy Gosewisch 2016 71
72 67 Alex Presley 2018 0 DNP
73 67 John Baker 2013 73
74 67 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 0 DNP
75 67 Wil Nieves 2010 61
76 67 Rene Rivera 2016 75
77 67 Jonathan Diaz 2017 0 DNP
78 67 Josh Paul 2007 57
79 67 Ronny Paulino 2013 0 DNP
80 67 Will Rhymes 2015 0 DNP
81 67 Jason Ellison 2010 0 DNP
82 67 Adam Rosales 2015 85
83 66 Don Kelly 2012 76
84 66 Cody Ransom 2008 118
85 66 Earl Snyder 2008 0 DNP
86 66 Wes Timmons 2011 0 DNP
87 66 Nick Green 2011 0 DNP
88 66 Luis Figueroa 2006 74
89 66 Stephen Vogt 2017 92
90 66 Omar Quintanilla 2014 76
91 66 Chris Truby 2006 0 DNP
92 66 Seth Bynum 2013 0 DNP
93 66 Andres Torres 2010 108
94 66 Carlos Corporan 2016 0 DNP
95 66 Chad Moeller 2007 46
96 66 John Lindsey 2009 0 DNP
97 66 Jason Bourgeois 2014 90
98 65 Ramon Vazquez 2009 72
99 65 Gregorio Petit 2017 0 DNP
100 65 Matt Kata 2010 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 Dan Butler is salt-of-the-earth backup backstop whose summoning to the major leagues last season was a testament to human resiliency and the value of hard work. And if he sees any significant MLB time in 2015, something went horribly wrong and everybody in Boston will be miserable.
2014 The Red Sox thought enough of Butler to add him to the 40-man last winter, but when the Sox were down to Jarrod Saltalamacchia after David Ross' concussion(s), Butler never got the call to show what he could do. Instead, Boston called up Ryan Lavarnway, then tried their hardest to avoid using him. Butler also didn't receive a September call-up, despite batting .262/.350/.479 in his first extended Triple-A stint, with Lavarnway once again promoted. Butler's defense isn't perfect, but he has the reputation of a capable staff handler, and is the superior backstop to Lavarnway by leaps and bounds. Butler has the potential to be a major-league backup, and if things go awry with 2014's catchers, maybe the Sox will give him the chance to show it this time around.

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 asx .000 0.0 1019 -.001 0.5 30 -.026 -.002 0.5 1.0 0.3
2009 afa .000 0.0 32 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 aaa -.002 0.0 68 .000 0.0 3 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 afa .000 0.0 1029 -.002 0.6 24 .004 -.010 0.1 0.7 1.3
2010 afx .000 0.0 2333 -.005 3.8 73 .035 -.009 -1.4 2.4 3.0
2011 aaa .000 0.0 29 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.9 0.0
2011 afa .000 0.0 3112 -.002 1.6 98 -.004 .004 0.3 1.6 2.2
2011 aax .000 0.0 939 .000 0.1 27 -.018 .006 0.3 1.0 1.1
2012 aax -.005 -3.9 2977 -.002 2.1 84 .006 -.001 -0.3 -3.0 -3.3
2012 aaa -.008 -2.1 900 .000 0.1 17 -.029 -.004 0.4 -1.6 -1.9
2013 aaa -.008 -7.6 3434 -.001 1.5 73 -.013 -.001 0.6 -6.2 -4.8
2014 mlb -.004 -0.2 222 -.004 0.2 3 .025 -.002 0.0 0.4 0.1
2014 aaa -.029 -18.7 2451 .000 -0.1 48 .029 .000 -0.9 -19.7 -20.0
2015 aaa .011 9.7 3588 .000 0.4 67 .028 -.001 -1.2 8.7 5.7
2016 aaa -.009 -4.3 0 .000 0.0 34 .024 .000 -0.5 -5.1 -4.4
2017 aaa -.003 -2.7 2843 -.002 2.3 67 .025 -.001 -1.0 -1.3 -1.1
2018 aaa -.003 -2.4 1369 -.001 0.3 47 .036 -.002 -1.0 -3.4 -1.6
2018 mlb -.009 -0.2 116 -.003 0.1 5 -.013 .004 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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