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Ben Paulsen 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 517 .271 .316 .446 84 -0.4
Birth Date10-27-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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 COL 26 31 66 20 4 0 4 2 19 1 0 0 .317 .348 .571 92 -0.5 -1.5 0.6 -0.1
2015 COL 27 116 354 90 19 4 11 23 92 2 1 2 .277 .326 .462 89 -3.1 1.0 -1.5 0.1
2016 COL 28 39 97 20 5 0 1 5 27 0 0 0 .217 .258 .304 57 -4.8 1.0 -1.3 -0.4
Career1865171302841630138312.271.316.44684-8.40.5-2.1-0.4

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 TRI A- NWN 44 191 .258 .337 .374 .338 92 6 5.9 -3.8 101 0 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.8
2010 MOD A+ CLF 130 541 .273 .345 .422 .383 101 19.2 15.7 -9.9 117 0 1.4 0.5 11.1 1.9
2011 TUL AA TEX 136 597 .263 .333 .408 .283 107 -14.9 17.6 -11.2 83 0 -1.2 -1.2 -8.9 -0.5
2012 TUL AA TEX 120 478 .256 .326 .386 .313 94 0 13.2 -8.4 94 0 -3.6 0.6 -2.5 -0.1
2013 CSP AAA PCL 123 502 .275 .342 .426 .366 111 16.7 14.4 -9.2 112 0 5.2 0.8 2.3 1.4
2014 COL MLB NL 31 66 .236 .299 .373 .400 127 1.9 1.7 -0.8 92 22 0.6 -1.5 -0.5 -0.1
2014 CSP AAA PCL 117 497 .265 .332 .408 .362 104 22.6 14.9 -9.3 130 0 9.1 -1.5 14.8 2.8
2015 COL MLB NL 116 354 .252 .312 .400 .351 112 3.4 9.6 -5.2 89 12 -1.5 1.0 -3.1 0.1
2015 ABQ AAA PCL 36 141 .271 .335 .415 .330 118 -2.2 3.9 -2.1 89 0 1.9 -2.3 -3.9 -0.3
2016 COL MLB NL 39 97 .252 .320 .415 .297 110 -7 2.7 -1.4 57 15 -1.3 1.0 -4.8 -0.4
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 78 314 .269 .330 .419 .336 106 3.1 8.8 -5.4 87 0 1.0 -0.1 -8.7 -0.5
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 9 26 .000 .000 .000 .059 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ROC AAA INT 22 79 .252 .315 .393 .255 97 -1.2 2.3 -0.9 84 0 0.8 -0.8 -1.2 0.0

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 TRI A- NWN 191 175 28 49 10 2 1 66 25 12 32 2 1 .280 .330 .377 .097 0 0
2010 MOD A+ CLF 541 498 65 155 29 8 12 236 83 33 113 5 4 .311 .358 .474 .163 0 0
2011 TUL AA TEX 597 547 69 132 29 4 19 226 78 40 132 2 3 .241 .296 .413 .172 4 2
2012 TUL AA TEX 478 436 58 111 18 3 13 174 53 37 113 1 4 .255 .314 .399 .144 3 0
2013 CSP AAA PCL 502 459 64 134 32 10 18 240 79 37 128 2 2 .292 .345 .523 .231 4 0
2014 COL MLB NL 66 63 8 20 4 0 4 36 10 2 19 0 0 .317 .348 .571 .254 0
2014 CSP AAA PCL 497 435 76 128 32 6 20 232 76 58 119 4 5 .294 .378 .533 .239 2
2015 COL MLB NL 354 325 42 90 19 4 11 150 49 23 92 1 2 .277 .326 .462 .185 3 1
2015 ABQ AAA PCL 141 125 19 32 8 2 3 53 15 15 34 1 0 .256 .340 .424 .168 0 0
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 26 24 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0 0 .042 .115 .042 .000 0 0
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 314 288 44 80 17 5 6 125 40 24 64 1 0 .278 .331 .434 .156 2 0
2016 COL MLB NL 97 92 8 20 5 0 1 28 11 5 27 0 0 .217 .258 .304 .087 0 0
2017 ROC AAA INT 79 74 6 17 6 0 3 32 12 5 16 0 0 .230 .278 .432 .203 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 238 0.5210 0.5210 0.7419 0.6694 0.3596 0.7590 0.7073 0.2581 0.0035
2015 1272 0.4796 0.5645 0.6783 0.7393 0.4033 0.7184 0.6105 0.3217 -0.0010
2016 361 0.4598 0.5623 0.7291 0.7530 0.4000 0.7760 0.6538 0.2709 0.0000
Career18710.48100.55850.69620.73310.39710.73470.63120.3038-0.0002

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.

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
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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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