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Jose Iglesias SSTigers

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Birth Date1-5-1990
Height5' 11"
Weight194 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 12 days
BatsR
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2014
0.42015
2.42016
-0.02017
1.72018
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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
2011 BOS 21 10 6 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .230 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2012 BOS 22 25 77 68 5 8 2 0 1 13 4 16 3 0 2 2 1 0 .118 .200 .191 .151 -4.3 1.5 -0.3
2013 BOS 23 63 234 215 27 71 10 2 1 88 11 30 6 2 0 19 3 1 .330 .376 .409 .285 13.7 0.3 1.5
2013 DET 23 46 148 135 12 35 6 0 2 47 4 30 5 0 4 10 2 1 .259 .306 .348 .236 1.8 2.6 0.5
2015 DET 25 120 454 416 44 125 17 3 2 154 25 44 6 3 4 23 11 8 .300 .347 .370 .252 10.1 -6.7 0.4
2016 DET 26 137 513 467 57 119 26 0 4 157 28 50 8 3 7 32 7 4 .255 .306 .336 .234 8.6 14.2 2.4
2017 DET 27 130 489 463 56 118 33 1 6 171 21 65 1 1 3 54 7 4 .255 .288 .369 .221 4.4 -4.8 -0.0
2018 DET 28 92 343 320 29 85 22 3 2 119 13 34 6 2 2 34 12 5 .266 .305 .372 .246 9.5 5.6 1.6
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Statistics for All Levels

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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
2010 LOW A- 13 48 .346 .258 .335 .375 .266 .438 104 4.2 1.3 -0.7 -0.0 0.1 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2010 PME AA 57 236 .236 .259 .340 .408 .262 .364 110 -6 6.7 2.7 -6.6 4.2 7.6 0.1 7.6 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 10 6 .230 .246 .332 .378 .256 .500 113 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 PAW AAA 101 387 .211 .259 .328 .398 .255 .279 92 -22.3 12.0 5 13.0 -1.3 -6.6 0.6 -6.6 0.6
2012 BOS MLB 25 77 .151 .238 .300 .374 .245 .137 98 -8.3 2.1 0.9 1.5 0.9 -4.3 -0.3 -4.3 -0.3
2012 LOW A- 2 9 .378 .272 .333 .390 .292 .429 85 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2012 PAW AAA 88 396 .232 .260 .327 .392 .253 .299 97 -12.7 11.8 5.4 11.2 0.3 4.8 1.6 4.8 1.6
2013 BOS MLB 63 234 .285 .258 .317 .411 .267 .376 100 5.7 6.2 1.7 0.3 0.1 13.7 1.5 13.7 1.5
2013 DET MLB 46 148 .236 .250 .311 .393 .260 .320 101 -3.4 3.9 1.7 2.6 -0.4 1.8 0.5 1.8 0.5
2013 PAW AAA 33 133 .203 .260 .334 .397 .260 .204 100 -8.3 3.8 1.7 1.3 1.2 -1.5 -0.0 -1.5 -0.0
2015 DET MLB 120 454 .252 .254 .313 .398 .256 .330 103 -3.4 12.2 5.6 -6.7 -4.3 10.1 0.4 10.1 0.4
2016 DET MLB 137 513 .234 .256 .320 .422 .258 .276 106 -13.8 14.5 6.6 14.2 1.2 8.6 2.4 8.6 2.4
2016 TOL AAA 4 16 .352 .271 .325 .415 .269 .333 97 1.5 0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2017 DET MLB 130 489 .221 .251 .318 .423 .256 .285 110 -20.2 14.3 6.6 -4.8 3.7 4.4 -0.0 4.4 -0.0
2018 DET MLB 92 343 .246 .252 .319 .420 .265 .290 103 -4.8 9.5 4.4 5.6 0.4 9.5 1.6 9.5 1.6

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
2010 LOW A- 48 8 14 2 2 0 7 7 8 2 1 .350 .458 .500 .150 .346 5.0 -0.0 0.5
2010 PME AA 236 29 63 10 3 0 13 8 49 5 2 .285 .318 .357 .072 .236 7.6 -6.6 0.1
2011 BOS MLB 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .230 -0.5 0.1 -0.0
2011 PAW AAA 387 35 84 9 0 1 31 21 58 12 4 .235 .285 .269 .034 .211 -6.6 13.0 0.6
2012 PAW AAA 396 46 94 9 1 1 23 27 46 12 3 .266 .318 .306 .040 .232 4.8 11.2 1.6
2012 BOS MLB 77 5 8 2 0 1 2 4 16 1 0 .118 .200 .191 .074 .151 -4.3 1.5 -0.3
2012 LOW A- 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .125 .378 1.6 0.2 0.2
2013 BOS MLB 234 27 71 10 2 1 19 11 30 3 1 .330 .376 .409 .079 .285 13.7 0.3 1.5
2013 PAW AAA 133 17 24 2 0 4 15 9 18 5 3 .202 .262 .319 .118 .203 -1.5 1.3 -0.0
2013 DET MLB 148 12 35 6 0 2 10 4 30 2 1 .259 .306 .348 .089 .236 1.8 2.6 0.5
2015 DET MLB 454 44 125 17 3 2 23 25 44 11 8 .300 .347 .370 .070 .252 10.1 -6.7 0.4
2016 TOL AAA 16 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 .250 .352 1.8 0.1 0.2
2016 DET MLB 513 57 119 26 0 4 32 28 50 7 4 .255 .306 .336 .081 .234 8.6 14.2 2.4
2017 DET MLB 489 56 118 33 1 6 54 21 65 7 4 .255 .288 .369 .114 .221 4.4 -4.8 -0.0
2018 DET MLB 343 29 85 22 3 2 34 13 34 12 5 .266 .305 .372 .106 .246 9.5 5.6 1.6

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
2011 17 0.5294 0.7059 0.7500 0.6667 0.7500 0.8333 0.6667 0.2500 5 0.000669
2012 256 0.5039 0.4570 0.8120 0.5736 0.3386 0.8784 0.6977 0.1880 110 -0.004829
2013 1417 0.4947 0.4199 0.8437 0.5036 0.3380 0.9122 0.7438 0.1563 658 0.009828
2015 1676 0.4899 0.4499 0.8966 0.5700 0.3345 0.9658 0.7832 0.1034 740 0.010145
2016 1977 0.4937 0.4350 0.8907 0.5154 0.3566 0.9503 0.8067 0.1093 0 0.000000
2017 1810 0.5072 0.4613 0.8443 0.5458 0.3744 0.9361 0.7066 0.1557 0 0.000000
2018 1204 0.4925 0.4909 0.8866 0.6003 0.3846 0.9551 0.7830 0.1134 0 0.000000
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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
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
8 yrPrevious$17,543,750
2018Current$6,275,000
9 yrPvs + Cur$23,818,750
9 yrTotal$23,818,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 36 dMagnus Sports1 year/$6.275M (2018)

Details
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .281 .340 .414 .262
11 vs R (Multi) .266 .312 .323 .232
18 Split (Multi) -.015 -.028 -.092 -.030
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .254 .308 .396 .245
31 vs R (2016) .255 .306 .312 .229
38 Split (2016) .002 -.003 -.083 -.017
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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