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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .200 10 33 37 1 70 -0.4
Birth Date12-14-1990
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.02017
2018
-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
2017 TOR 26 7 13 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 75 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0
Career713300003000.231.231.23175-0.40.2-0.10.0

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 ORI Rk GCL 4 12 .221 .312 .298 .250 88 -0.9 0.4 0.2 73 0 0.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2010 DEL A SAL 34 132 .253 .328 .377 .227 99 -5.1 3.8 1.6 64 0 -6.6 -0.6 -7.2 -0.9
2010 BLU Rk APL 50 169 .253 .300 .374 .354 98 -2.1 6.1 1.2 79 0 -0.3 -2.0 -9.5 -0.4
2011 DEL A SAL 105 431 .254 .324 .381 .289 98 -9.1 12.5 2.6 93 0 -3.9 -0.6 -10.0 0.1
2012 DEL A SAL 51 209 .257 .334 .382 .342 102 13.3 6.2 -1.9 149 0 0.2 -0.4 8.2 1.2
2012 ORI Rk GCL 8 31 .236 .305 .332 .389 99 1.5 1.0 -0.6 129 0 0.1 0.3 -0.4 0.0
2012 PRT Wnt ABL 43 183 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 FRD A+ CAR 100 424 .252 .327 .376 .389 108 23.9 12.4 -0.7 171 0 -2.0 -2.1 21.9 3.0
2014 BOW AA EAS 113 454 .265 .328 .396 .292 103 -8.7 12.5 4.7 81 0 -2.2 -2.4 -15.9 -0.3
2015 SFD AA TEX 103 417 .257 .329 .381 .315 108 4.9 11.2 5.9 123 0 -2.4 -0.8 2.5 1.8
2015 SUR Wnt AFL 11 43 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 SFD AA TEX 24 96 .251 .313 .375 .364 95 4.2 2.6 -0.8 123 0 -0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.2
2016 MEM AAA PCL 54 186 .262 .328 .411 .366 92 8.1 5.2 3 109 0 -1.2 2.5 -0.9 0.9
2017 TOR MLB AL 7 13 .248 .318 .420 .300 104 -1.3 0.4 0.2 75 10 -0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.0
2017 BUF AAA INT 90 332 .254 .320 .388 .316 95 0.6 9.8 0.3 105 0 2.3 -2.1 -2.4 0.8
2018 PAW AAA INT 69 276 .253 .318 .391 .283 93 -4.4 8.1 -1.2 88 0 -0.8 -1.3 -7.2 -0.2

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 ORI Rk GCL 12 11 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 .182 .250 .273 .091 0 0
2010 DEL A SAL 132 109 14 19 6 0 2 31 17 16 34 1 0 .174 .287 .284 .110 2 2
2010 BLU Rk APL 169 150 11 35 8 1 0 45 20 17 52 2 0 .233 .314 .300 .067 1 1
2011 DEL A SAL 431 375 38 84 15 2 4 115 51 48 96 1 2 .224 .320 .307 .083 2 0
2012 DEL A SAL 209 171 27 52 16 2 2 78 28 33 27 0 1 .304 .411 .456 .152 4 0
2012 PRT Wnt ABL 183 167 30 53 15 1 6 88 27 14 30 5 4 .317 .372 .527 .210 1 0
2012 ORI Rk GCL 31 29 5 8 3 0 1 14 3 2 10 1 0 .276 .323 .483 .207 0 0
2013 FRD A+ CAR 424 361 61 113 29 4 13 189 53 56 93 5 0 .313 .410 .524 .211 2 0
2014 BOW AA EAS 454 403 40 95 25 1 2 128 33 43 86 0 0 .236 .310 .318 .082 4
2015 SUR Wnt AFL 43 39 4 8 2 0 2 16 7 3 14 0 0 .205 .256 .410 .205 1 0
2015 SFD AA TEX 417 366 53 100 17 0 12 153 69 46 77 0 1 .273 .356 .418 .145 2 1
2016 SFD AA TEX 96 83 9 25 3 0 1 31 16 10 19 0 2 .301 .365 .373 .072 3 0
2016 MEM AAA PCL 186 168 34 47 9 2 6 78 28 15 53 1 0 .280 .333 .464 .185 3 0
2017 TOR MLB AL 13 13 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .000 0 0
2017 BUF AAA INT 332 282 35 61 16 0 12 113 38 48 115 4 0 .216 .334 .401 .184 0 0
2018 PAW AAA INT 276 236 28 49 6 0 10 85 28 36 91 1 0 .208 .312 .360 .153 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 50 0.5800 0.4200 0.6667 0.5172 0.2857 0.6667 0.6667 0.3333 0.0000
Career500.58000.42000.66670.51720.28570.66670.66670.33330.0000

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
2012-03-07 2012-03-20 Camp 13 0 Right Shoulder Soreness Car Accident - -
2010-04-14 2010-04-23 Minors 9 0 Left Knee Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 TOR $
2016 SLN $
2015 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 24 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/9/18 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Boston in trade from Texas 3/24/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/28/16. Contract selected by Toronto 5/8/17. DFA by Toronto 5/20/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/23/17. DFA by Toronto 8/16/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by St. Louis 10/13/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Acquired by St. Louis in trade 2/4/15 after being DFA by Baltimore 1/27/15. Signed by St. Louis 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Baltimore 11/20/13. Re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2009 (11-326) (Lakewood Ranch HS, Bradenton, Fla.). $0.995M 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 385 47 79 15 1 14 48 46 126 1 0 .237 .332 .413 95 12.5 C -3, 1B 0 1.1
80o 365 43 72 13 1 13 43 41 122 1 0 .226 .317 .396 86 6.9 C -3, 1B 0 0.5
70o 350 39 66 12 1 12 40 38 119 1 0 .215 .304 .378 80 3.3 C -3, 1B 0 0.1
60o 337 37 62 12 1 11 38 35 117 1 0 .209 .295 .367 75 0.4 C -3, 1B 0 -0.2
50o 325 34 58 11 1 10 35 33 114 1 0 .202 .287 .352 71 -2.2 C -3, 1B 0 -0.5
40o 313 32 54 10 1 10 33 31 111 1 0 .194 .278 .345 66 -4.5 C -3, 1B 0 -0.8
30o 300 30 50 9 1 9 31 28 108 1 0 .187 .267 .328 61 -6.8 C -3, 1B 0 -1.0
20o 285 27 44 8 0 8 28 26 105 1 0 .172 .249 .297 55 -9.2 C -3, 1B 0 -1.3
10o 265 24 38 7 0 7 25 22 99 0 0 .159 .231 .276 46 -12.1 C -3, 1B 0 -1.6
Weighted Mean329356011111363411510.206.292.36472-1.3C -3, 1B 0-0.4

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
20202935842641211139381260.202.289.34968-0.3-0.1-0.80.59.2-9.1-2.6
20213036142651201240361280.204.288.35369-0.4-0.3-0.90.49.3-9.1-3.1
20223133539581011137361190.197.287.34667-0.4-0.6-0.80.38.6-8.8-2.9
20233234641621201137381210.203.294.35070-0.3-0.1-0.80.28.9-8.4-3.0
20243332638581111035331150.201.288.34668-0.4-0.8-0.80.18.4-8.5-2.8
20253432038571101035341130.201.289.34968-0.4-0.7-0.80.08.2-8.2-2.8
2026353083654101933321080.200.287.34467-0.4-1.0-0.7-0.17.9-8.2-2.7
202736291345090931301030.199.287.34167-0.4-1.2-0.7-0.17.5-7.8-2.5
202837283334990830301000.198.286.33966-0.4-1.3-0.7-0.27.3-7.7-2.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 91 Anthony Recker 2012 78
2 86 Johnny Monell 2014 0 DNP
3 84 Pete Laforest 2006 0 DNP
4 83 Jeremy Brown 2008 0 DNP
5 83 J.T. Wise 2014 0 DNP
6 83 Jim Murphy 2014 0 DNP
7 82 Kevin Keyes 2017 0 DNP
8 82 Seth Loman 2014 0 DNP
9 82 Daniel Dorn 2013 0 DNP
10 82 Jonathan Rodriguez 2018 0 DNP
11 81 Tony Sanchez 2016 0 DNP
12 81 Larry Broadway 2009 0 DNP
13 81 Anthony Aliotti 2016 0 DNP
14 80 Jordan Lennerton 2014 0 DNP
15 80 Matt Skole 2018 98
16 80 Alex Burg 2016 0 DNP
17 80 Landon Powell 2010 88
18 80 Ryan Mulhern 2009 0 DNP
19 80 Rhyne Hughes 2012 0 DNP
20 80 John-Ford Griffin 2008 0 DNP
21 80 Kyeong Kang 2016 0 DNP
22 79 Xavier Scruggs 2016 75
23 79 Joe Koshansky 2010 0 DNP
24 79 Ben Harrison 2010 0 DNP
25 79 Yurendell de Caster 2008 0 DNP
26 79 Lee Mitchell 2010 0 DNP
27 79 Matt Macri 2010 0 DNP
28 78 David Smith 2009 0 DNP
29 78 Bryan LaHair 2011 84
30 78 Brock Kjeldgaard 2014 0 DNP
31 78 Jon Knott 2007 107
32 78 Chris Gimenez 2011 86
33 78 Steve Selsky 2018 0 DNP
34 78 Brad Glenn 2015 0 DNP
35 78 Devin Harris 2016 0 DNP
36 78 Matthew Brown 2011 0 DNP
37 78 Kyle Roller 2016 0 DNP
38 78 Casey Rogowski 2009 0 DNP
39 78 Cal Towey 2018 0 DNP
40 77 Viosergy Rosa 2018 0 DNP
41 77 Cody Overbeck 2014 0 DNP
42 77 Destin Hood 2018 0 DNP
43 77 Nate Gold 2008 0 DNP
44 77 Aaron Bates 2012 0 DNP
45 77 Dan Butler 2015 0 DNP
46 77 Scott Moore 2012 107
47 77 Tommy Everidge 2011 0 DNP
48 77 Mike Hessman 2006 0 DNP
49 77 Zach Lutz 2014 0 DNP
50 77 Roger Kieschnick 2015 0 DNP
51 77 Russ Canzler 2014 0 DNP
52 77 Brett Nicholas 2017 83
53 77 Anthony Gallas 2016 0 DNP
54 77 Andy Wilkins 2017 0 DNP
55 77 Michael Bertram 2012 0 DNP
56 77 Taylor Ard 2018 0 DNP
57 76 Bryce Brentz 2017 0 DNP
58 76 Ray Sadler 2009 0 DNP
59 76 Josh Satin 2013 97
60 76 Ryan Schimpf 2016 120
61 76 Max Ramirez 2013 0 DNP
62 76 Kent Matthes 2015 0 DNP
63 76 Garrett Jones 2009 127
64 76 Brandon Hicks 2014 87
65 76 Mike Costanzo 2012 53
66 76 Josh Whitesell 2010 0 DNP
67 76 Kevan Smith 2016 68
68 76 Mike Wilson 2011 70
69 76 J.R. House 2008 80
70 76 Vince Belnome 2016 0 DNP
71 76 Brooks Conrad 2008 60
72 76 Adam Boeve 2008 0 DNP
73 76 Kevin Randel 2009 0 DNP
74 75 Jason Martinson 2017 0 DNP
75 75 Quincy Latimore 2017 0 DNP
76 75 Xavier Avery 2018 0 DNP
77 75 Justin Sherrod 2006 0 DNP
78 75 Jamie Romak 2014 59
79 75 Robinson Chirinos 2012 0 DNP
80 75 Bill Rhinehart 2013 0 DNP
81 75 A.J. Zapp 2006 0 DNP
82 75 Nick Gorneault 2007 99
83 75 Kyle Jensen 2016 74
84 75 Matthew Duffy 2017 0 DNP
85 75 Alex Castellanos 2015 0 DNP
86 75 Jesus Aguilar 2018 135
87 75 Ben Guez 2015 0 DNP
88 75 Reynaldo Rodriguez 2015 0 DNP
89 75 Chris Marrero 2017 69
90 74 Michael Restovich 2007 60
91 74 Sean Halton 2015 0 DNP
92 74 Kevin Melillo 2010 0 DNP
93 74 Ryan Ludwick 2007 106
94 74 Rene Rivera 2012 0 DNP
95 74 Brad Davis 2011 0 DNP
96 74 Michael Taylor 2014 79
97 74 Matt Tuiasosopo 2014 0 DNP
98 74 Juan Miranda 2011 93
99 74 Dean Green 2017 0 DNP
100 74 Terry Evans 2010 79

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Towering Mike Ohlman hits well enough when judged against other catchers, plays catcher well enough when judged against first basemen and crushes lefties well enough that he could yet carve out a career as a platoon bat.
2016 For all the caveats in this book about players' future defensive homes—"if he can improve his reads," "if he can learn the footwork," and so on—Ohlman is evidence that sometimes none of it matters. He's an inconsistent thrower and substandard receiver whose size is likely to prevent him from gaining low strikes. So why hasn't Ohlman moved to first base? Because while his bat is the best part of the package, it isn't so good as to play at a less-demanding defensive position. Ohlman is probably a year or two from sliding there anyway, but for now the Cardinals will continue to hold out hope he can make it as a backup catcher.
2015 At 6-feet-4, Michael Ohlman is a catcher in name only. He doesn't use his size well at the dish, and it hinders him behind it.
2014 A late bloomer, Ohlman did nothing of import during his first two and a half seasons; a suspension for drug abuse was his only headline. Perhaps the time off served as a wakeup call, though, because Ohlman returned to put up an .868 OPS in the final 51 games of 2012. Forget using 2013 to show it was real: Ohlman blew way past real, exploding with a massive season despite a slow start, including a missed month due to a shoulder injury stemming from a car accident early in the spring. Ohlman's defense is suspect, but if the bat lives up to its potential, he can sustain value even with a change in positions.
2010 An 11th-round pick to whom the O's gave nearly a million dollars, Michael Ohlman has huge power, but there are a lot of questions about his ability to stay behind the plate long-term.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is Michael Ohlman's defense progressing? Or is it?
(SuperOriolesDude #1 from East coast)
Nope, not progressing much at all.

He's lagging behind the plate with his feet. They are just too slow and he's not getting down in time for blocking. The footwork has been a huge detriment to his arm as well. Plus raw arm strength, but he can't make the conversion to behind the plate. Constantly have him at 2.05+ pop times, which is not good enough for the majors. (Tucker Blair)


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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
2010 A .000 0.0 1392 .010 -5.0 46 .071 .012 -2.0 -7.0 -6.6
2011 A .000 0.0 3206 .002 -1.7 99 .020 .005 -1.2 -4.2 -3.9
2012 A .000 0.0 602 .000 0.1 21 -.018 .001 0.2 0.3 0.2
2013 A+ .000 0.0 2166 .002 -1.6 64 .006 .008 -0.3 -1.7 -2.0
2014 AA .000 0.5 4127 .001 -1.2 103 .032 .006 -1.9 -3.5 -2.2
2015 AA -.001 -1.1 4354 .001 -1.2 65 .018 -.002 -0.7 -4.0 -2.4
2016 AAA -.002 -0.8 0 .000 0.0 47 .028 .000 -0.8 -2.0 -1.2
2016 AA -.004 -0.3 0 .000 0.0 7 .030 -.004 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3
2017 AAA .005 2.3 1798 .000 -0.2 25 .022 .000 -0.3 2.4 2.3
2017 MLB -.015 -0.6 197 -.008 0.4 2 .026 -.002 0.0 0.7 -0.1
2018 AAA -.002 -0.6 934 .000 0.1 22 .040 .006 -0.5 -0.9 -0.8

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