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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-27-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 8 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.22014
0.82015
-0.62016
2017
0.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 COL 26 31 66 63 8 20 4 0 4 36 2 19 1 0 10 0 0 .317 .348 .571 .294 1.5 0.6 0.2
2015 COL 27 116 354 325 42 90 19 4 11 150 23 92 2 3 1 49 1 2 .277 .326 .462 .269 8.5 -1.5 0.8
2016 COL 28 39 97 92 8 20 5 0 1 28 5 27 0 0 0 11 0 0 .217 .258 .304 .189 -4.7 -1.3 -0.6
Career1865174805813028416214301383317012.271.316.446.2575.3-2.10.4

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 TRI A- 44 191 .288 .258 .337 .374 .268 .338 92 6 5.9 -3.8 2.8 1.8 9.8 1.3 9.8 1.3
2010 MOD A+ 130 541 .291 .273 .345 .422 .265 .383 103 18.6 16.5 -10.4 1.4 0.5 25.2 2.7 25.2 2.7
2011 TUL AA 136 597 .238 .263 .333 .408 .255 .282 107 -14.8 17.6 -11.2 -1.2 -1.2 -9.6 -1.1 -9.6 -1.1
2012 TUL AA 120 478 .260 .256 .326 .386 .265 .313 95 -0.2 13.2 -8.4 -3.6 0.6 5.3 0.2 5.3 0.2
2013 CSP AAA 123 502 .291 .275 .342 .426 .269 .366 111 17.1 14.4 -9.2 5.2 0.8 23.1 2.9 23.1 2.9
2014 COL MLB 31 66 .294 .236 .299 .373 .250 .400 125 2.1 1.7 -0.8 0.6 -1.5 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2014 CSP AAA 117 497 .298 .265 .332 .408 .261 .362 105 21.6 14.9 -9.3 9.1 -1.5 25.7 3.5 25.7 3.5
2015 COL MLB 116 354 .269 .252 .312 .400 .262 .351 113 3.2 9.6 -5.2 -1.5 1.0 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2015 ABQ AAA 36 141 .246 .271 .335 .415 .263 .330 117 -2 3.9 -2.1 1.9 -2.3 -2.6 -0.1 -2.6 -0.1
2016 COL MLB 39 97 .189 .252 .320 .415 .264 .297 109 -7 2.7 -1.4 -1.3 1.0 -4.7 -0.6 -4.7 -0.6
2016 ABQ AAA 78 314 .263 .269 .330 .419 .266 .336 113 1 8.8 -5.4 1.0 -0.1 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2016 ESC Wnt 9 26 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .059 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ROC AAA 22 79 .247 .252 .315 .393 .247 .255 96 -1.2 2.3 -0.9 0.8 -0.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 TRI A- 191 28 49 10 2 1 25 12 32 2 1 .280 .330 .377 .097 .288 9.8 2.8 1.3
2010 MOD A+ 541 65 155 29 8 12 83 33 113 5 4 .311 .358 .474 .163 .291 25.2 1.4 2.7
2011 TUL AA 597 69 132 29 4 19 78 40 132 2 3 .241 .296 .413 .172 .238 -9.6 -1.2 -1.1
2012 TUL AA 478 58 111 18 3 13 53 37 113 1 4 .255 .314 .399 .144 .260 5.3 -3.6 0.2
2013 CSP AAA 502 64 134 32 10 18 79 37 128 2 2 .292 .345 .523 .231 .291 23.1 5.2 2.9
2014 CSP AAA 497 76 128 32 6 20 76 58 119 4 5 .294 .378 .533 .239 .298 25.7 9.1 3.5
2014 COL MLB 66 8 20 4 0 4 10 2 19 0 0 .317 .348 .571 .254 .294 1.5 0.6 0.2
2015 ABQ AAA 141 19 32 8 2 3 15 15 34 1 0 .256 .340 .424 .168 .246 -2.6 1.9 -0.1
2015 COL MLB 354 42 90 19 4 11 49 23 92 1 2 .277 .326 .462 .185 .269 8.5 -1.5 0.8
2016 COL MLB 97 8 20 5 0 1 11 5 27 0 0 .217 .258 .304 .087 .189 -4.7 -1.3 -0.6
2016 ESC Wnt 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 .042 .115 .042 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 ABQ AAA 314 44 80 17 5 6 40 24 64 1 0 .278 .331 .434 .156 .263 4.3 1.0 0.5
2017 ROC AAA 79 6 17 6 0 3 12 5 16 0 0 .230 .278 .432 .203 .247 -0.5 0.8 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 238 0.5336 0.5210 0.7419 0.6535 0.3694 0.7590 0.7073 0.2581 93 0.003530
2015 1284 0.4852 0.5646 0.6786 0.7432 0.3964 0.7279 0.5916 0.3214 478 -0.000971
2016 361 0.4626 0.5623 0.7291 0.7365 0.4124 0.7724 0.6625 0.2709 0 0.000000
Career18830.4870.55860.69630.73060.39610.74040.61980.3037337.6984-0.0002

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIN $
2016 COL $512,500
2015 COL $
2014 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$512,500
1 yrTotal$512,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 66 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/3/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2016). Re-signed by Colorado 3/16. DFA by Colorado 9/6/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/8/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Colorado 7/21/14.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2009 (3-90) (Clemson). $0.391M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .317 .420 .253
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .303 .414 .243
18 Split (Multi) -.030 -.014 -.006 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .375 .375 .500 .286
31 vs R (2016) .202 .247 .286 .180
38 Split (2016) -.173 -.128 -.214 -.106
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What players outside the top 200 are you targeting for a potential flyer?
(Truganini from CO)
To name a few: Will Myers, Josh Reddick, Aaron Nola, Rich Hill, Jayson Werth, Ben Paulsen, and Jerad Eickhoff. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)So which active player makes you most happy?
(Pharrell from Virginia )
Ben Paulsen. Among star-types: Sal Perez, Sean Doolittle, Dellin Betances. (Sam Miller)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting with us, Cory. Two questions for you: 1. Will MLB.tv have any televised broadcasts during the postseason? 2. Should I take Ben Paulsen at all seriously, this month or as a sleeper next spring?
(Orion from CA)
Thanks, glad to! Yes, MLB.TV will cover the entire postseason, and I believe with some new features to keep an eye out for. And for Paulsen, his minor league numbers were so-so and Morneau is under contract for another year, so I wouldn't get too excited. (Cory Schwartz)


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