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Birth Date1-5-1990
Height5' 11"
Weight194 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.52015
2.62016
0.42017
2.32018
0.02019
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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 BOS 21 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 72 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 0.0
2012 BOS 22 25 77 8 2 0 1 4 16 3 1 0 .118 .200 .191 55 -4.0 0.9 1.5 0.1
2013 BOS 23 63 234 71 10 2 1 11 30 6 3 1 .330 .376 .409 85 -3.6 0.1 0.3 0.5
2013 DET 23 46 148 35 6 0 2 4 30 5 2 1 .259 .306 .348 87 -1.9 -0.4 2.6 0.6
2015 DET 25 120 454 125 17 3 2 25 44 6 11 8 .300 .347 .370 92 -2.4 -4.3 -6.7 0.5
2016 DET 26 137 513 119 26 0 4 28 50 8 7 4 .255 .306 .336 79 -11.6 1.2 14.2 2.6
2017 DET 27 130 489 118 33 1 6 21 65 1 7 4 .255 .288 .369 72 -15.6 3.7 -4.8 0.4
2018 DET 28 125 464 116 31 3 5 19 47 8 15 6 .269 .310 .389 93 -2.7 1.6 4.7 2.3
2019 CIN 29 146 530 145 21 3 11 20 70 3 6 6 .288 .318 .407 86 -7.1 3.0 6.5 2.5
Career80229157391461232132354405230.273.315.37184-49.15.318.49.6

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2010 LOW A- NYP 13 48 .258 .335 .375 .438 103 4.4 1.3 -0.7 174 0 0.0 0.1 3.5 0.4
2010 PME AA EAS 57 236 .259 .340 .408 .364 111 -6.2 6.7 2.7 83 0 -6.6 4.2 -3.8 0.3
2011 BOS MLB AL 10 6 .246 .332 .378 .500 113 -0.2 0.2 0.1 72 8 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.0
2011 PAW AAA INT 101 387 .259 .328 .398 .279 91 -22.4 12.0 5 60 0 13.0 -1.3 -14.8 1.3
2012 BOS MLB AL 25 77 .238 .300 .374 .137 98 -8.3 2.1 0.9 55 13 1.5 0.9 -4.0 0.1
2012 LOW A- NYP 2 9 .272 .333 .390 .429 84 1.1 0.2 0.1 120 0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
2012 PAW AAA INT 88 396 .260 .327 .392 .299 97 -12.7 11.8 5.4 81 0 11.2 0.3 -7.2 2.1
2013 BOS MLB AL 63 234 .258 .317 .411 .376 101 5.3 6.2 1.7 85 10 0.3 0.1 -3.6 0.5
2013 DET MLB AL 46 148 .250 .311 .393 .320 101 -3.5 3.9 1.7 87 10 2.6 -0.4 -1.9 0.6
2013 PAW AAA INT 33 133 .260 .334 .397 .204 101 -8.5 3.8 1.7 55 0 1.3 1.2 -7.9 0.0
2015 DET MLB AL 120 454 .254 .313 .398 .330 106 -4.1 12.2 5.6 92 9 -6.7 -4.3 -2.4 0.5
2016 DET MLB AL 137 513 .256 .320 .422 .276 107 -14.1 14.5 6.6 79 11 14.2 1.2 -11.6 2.6
2016 TOL AAA INT 4 16 .271 .325 .415 .333 98 1.5 0.4 -0.1 131 0 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.1
2017 DET MLB AL 130 489 .251 .318 .423 .285 109 -19.8 14.3 6.6 72 7 -4.8 3.7 -15.6 0.4
2018 DET MLB AL 125 464 .252 .318 .423 .291 102 -2.6 13.0 5.9 93 9 4.7 1.6 -2.7 2.3
2019 CIN MLB NL 146 530 .250 .319 .429 .315 97 -6.6 16.0 7.3 86 9 6.5 3.0 -7.1 2.5

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
2010 PME AA EAS 236 221 29 63 10 3 0 79 13 8 49 5 2 .285 .318 .357 .072 1 1
2010 LOW A- NYP 48 40 8 14 2 2 0 20 7 7 8 2 1 .350 .458 .500 .150 0 0
2011 BOS MLB AL 6 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 387 357 35 84 9 0 1 96 31 21 58 12 4 .235 .285 .269 .034 0 5
2012 LOW A- NYP 9 8 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .125 0 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 396 353 46 94 9 1 1 108 23 27 46 12 3 .266 .318 .306 .040 5 9
2012 BOS MLB AL 77 68 5 8 2 0 1 13 2 4 16 1 0 .118 .200 .191 .074 0 2
2013 BOS MLB AL 234 215 27 71 10 2 1 88 19 11 30 3 1 .330 .376 .409 .079 2 0
2013 DET MLB AL 148 135 12 35 6 0 2 47 10 4 30 2 1 .259 .306 .348 .089 0 4
2013 PAW AAA INT 133 119 17 24 2 0 4 38 15 9 18 5 3 .202 .262 .319 .118 1 3
2015 DET MLB AL 454 416 44 125 17 3 2 154 23 25 44 11 8 .300 .347 .370 .070 3 4
2016 DET MLB AL 513 467 57 119 26 0 4 157 32 28 50 7 4 .255 .306 .336 .081 3 7
2016 TOL AAA INT 16 16 2 6 1 0 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 .250 0 0
2017 DET MLB AL 489 463 56 118 33 1 6 171 54 21 65 7 4 .255 .288 .369 .114 1 3
2018 DET MLB AL 464 432 43 116 31 3 5 168 48 19 47 15 6 .269 .310 .389 .120 2 3
2019 CIN MLB NL 530 504 62 145 21 3 11 205 59 20 70 6 6 .288 .318 .407 .119 2 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 17 0.7059 0.7059 0.7500 0.6667 0.8000 0.8750 0.5000 0.2500 0.0007
2012 256 0.5195 0.4570 0.8120 0.5489 0.3577 0.9041 0.6591 0.1880 -0.0048
2013 1417 0.5109 0.4199 0.8437 0.5000 0.3362 0.9088 0.7425 0.1563 0.0098
2015 1676 0.4899 0.4499 0.8966 0.5615 0.3427 0.9610 0.7952 0.1034 0.0101
2016 1977 0.4780 0.4350 0.8907 0.5090 0.3672 0.9480 0.8179 0.1093 0.0000
2017 1810 0.5138 0.4613 0.8443 0.5441 0.3739 0.9308 0.7112 0.1557 0.0000
2018 1690 0.4917 0.4941 0.8695 0.6029 0.3888 0.9381 0.7665 0.1305 0.0000
2019 1870 0.4642 0.5535 0.8435 0.6590 0.4621 0.8969 0.7775 0.1565 0.0000
Career107130.49140.47070.86390.56420.38080.93030.76690.13610.0028

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
2014-03-21 - 60-DL - - Bilateral Lower Leg Recovery From Previous Injury Stress Fracture - -
2014-02-28 2014-03-21 Camp 21 0 Bilateral Lower Leg Stress Fracture - -
2013-09-20 2013-09-25 DTD 5 5 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2013-09-05 2013-09-08 DTD 3 2 Bilateral Lower Leg Inflammation Shin Splints - -
2013-08-24 2013-08-26 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion - -
2013-08-08 2013-08-09 DTD 1 1 Left Contusion - -
2013-04-06 2013-04-07 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Contusion HBP - -
2012-05-26 2012-06-26 Minors 31 29 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-19 Camp 8 0 - Groin Soreness - -
2011-07-04 2011-07-21 Minors 17 15 - Head Concussion - -
2010-05-30 2010-08-17 Minors 79 0 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CIN $2,500,000
2018 DET $6,275,000
2017 DET $4,100,000
2016 DET $2,100,000
2015 DET $1,443,750
2014 DET $1,650,000
2013 BOS $2,062,500
2012 BOS $2,062,500
2011 BOS $2,062,500
2010 BOS $2,062,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$23,818,750
2019Current$2,500,000
10 yrPvs + Cur$26,318,750
10 yrTotal$26,318,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 36 dMagnus Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/23/19 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.5M in majors. May earn additional $1M in performance bonuses based on games. Contract selected by Cincinnati 3/28/19.
  • 1 year/$6.275M (2018). Re-signed by Detroit 1/17/18 (avoided arbitration, $6.8M-$5.6M).
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017). Re-signed by Detroit 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2016). Re-signed by Detroit 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1,443,750 (2015). Re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15.
  • 1 year/$1.65M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 1/8/14.
  • 4 years/$8.25M (2010-13). $6M signing bonus. Optioned to Double-A 3/14/10. Acquired by Detroit in three-way trade from Boston 7/30/13 (Jake Peavy deal).
  • Signed by Boston 9/9/09 as an amateur free agent from Cuba.

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 53 14 3 0 1 4 6 1 1 .292 .358 .417 104 0.0 SS 0 0.0
80o 35 9 2 0 1 3 4 1 0 .281 .343 .438 97 0.0 SS 0 0.0
70o 22 5 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 .250 .318 .300 92 0.0 SS 0 0.0
60o 11 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .364 .400 87 0.0 SS 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 83 0.0 SS 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000000.333.333.333840.0SS 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-11-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think this offseason will drag to the finish line like the past 2 seasons with good players left without a dance partner and having to take a lower/shorter deal?
(sportsguy21792 from Madison)
I think it has the potential to, yes. I'm at least a little optimistic that the big names will come off the board a little bit earlier (by the end of 2019 would be great), but I do fear we're going to get into February and wonder why Kole Calhoun got a one-year, $10M deal, Corey Dickerson is still available, and Jose Iglesias is taking an NRI.

It's not great! (Free Agent Chat w/Collin Whitchurch)
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anticipating that he will be the everyday shortstop when he suits up for Detroit this spring, Jordy Mercer will be the most-experienced player to make his team debut at that position for the Tigers since Jhonny Peralta in 2010 and the oldest (I think) since Adam Everett in 2009. I've scouted Mercer's modest stat line, but you've watched him regularly with the Pirates. What do you think it's reasonable for the Tigers to expect to get from Mercer in 2019?
(Alec Denton from Atlanta)
Mercer is your basic generic shortstop. The advanced metrics all agree that he's become a below-average fielder, but it's more a case of him not making the spectacular play than butchering routine ones. Jose Iglesias he's not. Two things to be concerned about. First, he's never played more than 149 games in a season, so expect to see a fair amount of Ronny Rodriguez. Second, the bat, which was acceptable in 2016 and 2017, declined in 2018. Could be injuries, or could be a guy who's 32. In any case, he's down-in-the-order placeholder, but looking at the Tigers' farm system, I'm not exactly sure for whom. Isaac Paredes? Tigers gonna win, what, 65-75 games this year, maybe? Mercer's not going to keep them out of the postseason or anything. (Rob Mains)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Liriano walking Cueto was the key in the Reds win. Caused the fielders choice leading to Hamilton getting on, then 1st to 3rd, then balk. Dodgers fan? Sure you'd love the DH, they'd employ one for $20mil Bob Lemon, Carlos Zambrano, and Rick Rhoden scorn you
(D Brown from Da burgh )
Johnny Cueto is a career .101/.128/.132/.104 hitter. Bob Lemon was .232/.288/.386 and was the best of the players you mentioned with a 676 OPS. Jose Iglesias has a career 678 OPS. This isn't a winning argument. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Rhoden was once used as a DH by the Yankees. He hit over .300 in seasons 9years apart. How many hitters can say that. Craig.... I could see if you were blinded by AL fandom. I'll end my side of this spat by saying that Ray Kinsella from Field of Dreams would side with me on this.
(D brown from Da burgh)
You're talking about samples of under 100 PA. And he was Jose Iglesias level at the plate over his whole career, so it still doesn't carry weight. Also, the guy you're closing with is a made up character, so I'm not sure that's your best angle, either. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Curious about your thoughts on Avisail Garcia's ceiling and if DET will eventually regret that trade?
(Mike from Detroit)
Whether or not Detroit regrets the trade depends on the outcome of Jose Iglesias' time there. If he's the everyday shortstop and provides good value in the field and at the bottom of the order, I'm not sure they're going to regret the deal too much.

As for Garcia himself, I think he can be an above-average regular in right field. Defenisvely, he's going to be an asset there with good instincts, average speed and a big arm. Offensively, even with an aggressive approach, he's got a feel to hit and there's power in the bat. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)We just started round 1 of the playoffs, and my shortstop situation is dire. Who would you choose the rest of the season among Asdrubal Cabrera, Yunel Escobar, and Jose Iglesias?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Hi Alex. That's pretty dire.

This answer depends mostly on the rest of your roster. I think I'd stay away from Iglesias. He has already cooled off, and while he is in a strong line-up (which helps with the runs/RBI), I think he's the weakest choice of the three. That leaves Cabrera and Escobar. Escobar is the safer choice while Asdrual has the higher ceiling. If you need to play it safe, I'd go with Yunel. But the more I look at the two, I think I'd roll the dice on Cabrera. Cabrera's bad year is almost as good as Yunel's 2013. Assuming Cabrera's healthy, he should put up similar numbers. The only drawback with Cabrera is that he has been sitting at time for Mike Aviles. Still, I'd take the shot on Cabrera bouncing back this month. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sending this in early (the 29th) so this question may be dated but why don't the Red Sox call up Bogaerts to fix their hole at 3b? ...And why does your input window think "Sox" is misspelled?
(goiter6 from MN)
Not only does it remain relevant, but the Jose Iglesias trade (and Michael Young non-trade) makes it more timely than before.

I suppose the answer hinges on how the Red Sox feel about Will Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts. More to the point: Do they think Middlebrooks is the third baseman of the future, or at least the near future? And do they think moving Bogaerts to third base will impact his development at shortstop? There are other variables here, too-is Bogaerts' bat ready, for instance, and so on.

At any rate, it wouldn't surprise me to see Bogaerts at third base for Boston before the season ends. So I'm not sure it's a fait accompli that it won't happen. It just hasn't happened yet. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How fast, and how far do Jose Iglesias' stats fall? Hitting out of this world.
(Larry from Kansas City)
Fast, given that he doesn't have a lot of plate appearances to buoy any rate stats, but not that far given that he may not get all that many more if the hits start falling. He hasn't beaten BABIP. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Pete Kozma and Jose Iglesias? They have both looked good so far this spring/year. Think they will be ok offensively?
(Todd from Dallas)
I made up my mind on Kozma last year and I don't have enough time in the day to reassess him continually, so I'll say "Meh" and "no." There are too many baseball players.

Iglesias won't be ok offensively, either, but don't care, won't ever care. (Sam Miller)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)WHo has a longer major league career Jose Iglesias or Christian Colon?
(Ray from Minneapolis)
Iglesias can play in the majors for 10 years on the back of his glove alone. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays SS for the Red Sox on opening day 2013?
(kpLUCH from Chicago)
If it's not Jose Iglesias, then I don't know. I've heard the same rumblings about TEX shopping Andrus, but that seems crazy to me. (Ian Miller)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there guys that missed the list with 80 tools?
(Brian from Chicago)
Plenty of 80 runners. Some put an 80 of Jose Iglesias' glove. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously the glove is impeccable, but where do you see Jose Iglesias' bat maxing out? Can he ever become an Orlando Cabrera-type offensive player, or is that aiming too high?
(Pat H from Cambridge, MA)
I don't think that's aiming too high at all. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Jose Iglesias hitting his ceiling as a top of the order bat with slick defense in the majors?
(Jessica from New York)
I don't know anyone who saw his ceiling as a top of the order bat. More bottom of the order with Gold Glove defense. (Kevin Goldstein)


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