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Mark Kotsay PHPadres

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 7109 .276 .332 .404 96 22.3
Birth Date12-2-1975
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age43 years, 7 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1997 FLO 21 14 57 10 1 1 0 4 7 0 3 0 .192 .250 .250 67 -2.1 0.3 1.7 0.2
1998 FLO 22 154 623 161 25 7 11 34 61 1 10 5 .279 .318 .403 88 -7.8 3.1 10.8 1.8
1999 FLO 23 148 535 134 23 9 8 29 50 0 7 6 .271 .306 .402 80 -12.3 -4.7 17.9 0.9
2000 FLO 24 152 578 158 31 5 12 42 46 0 19 9 .298 .347 .443 94 -0.9 2.5 11.7 2.4
2001 SDN 25 119 460 118 29 1 10 48 58 2 13 5 .291 .366 .441 108 6.8 2.1 1.5 2.5
2002 SDN 26 153 646 169 27 7 17 59 89 3 11 9 .292 .359 .452 112 12.3 -0.5 9.3 4.2
2003 SDN 27 128 541 128 28 4 7 56 82 1 6 3 .266 .343 .384 92 -3.8 4.4 23.8 4.0
2004 OAK 28 148 673 190 37 3 15 55 70 2 8 5 .314 .370 .459 113 12.5 -0.9 4.2 3.7
2005 OAK 29 139 629 163 35 1 15 40 51 1 5 5 .280 .325 .421 103 2.5 0.1 -3.3 1.9
2006 OAK 30 129 558 138 29 3 7 44 55 2 6 3 .275 .332 .386 91 -4.0 -2.1 -11.0 0.1
2007 OAK 31 56 226 44 14 0 1 19 20 0 1 1 .214 .279 .296 75 -6.2 -0.2 3.3 0.4
2008 ATL 32 88 345 92 17 3 6 25 34 0 2 3 .289 .340 .418 92 -2.4 0.9 -3.8 0.6
2008 BOS 32 22 91 19 8 1 0 7 11 0 0 1 .226 .286 .345 93 -0.6 0.4 -1.7 0.0
2009 BOS 33 27 79 19 2 0 1 4 12 0 2 1 .257 .291 .324 96 -0.2 -0.5 0.1 0.1
2009 CHA 33 40 127 33 7 0 3 11 9 0 1 1 .292 .349 .434 97 -0.1 0.5 -0.6 0.2
2010 CHA 34 107 359 78 17 2 8 32 36 0 1 3 .239 .306 .376 95 -1.7 -4.1 -0.6 -0.2
2011 MIL 35 104 255 63 13 1 3 21 27 0 3 0 .270 .329 .373 98 -0.3 -0.8 -5.1 -0.1
2012 SDN 36 82 156 37 8 0 2 11 14 1 0 2 .259 .314 .357 95 -0.8 -0.2 3.8 0.6
2013 SDN 37 104 171 30 2 0 1 13 25 0 0 2 .194 .253 .226 72 -5.1 -1.2 -2.5 -0.6
Career19147109178435348127554757139864.276.332.40496-14.2-0.959.422.3

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
1996 KNC A MDW 17 78 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB NL 14 57 .255 .325 .399 .222 95 -5.2 1.5 0.2 67 11 1.7 0.3 -2.1 0.2
1997 PME AA EAS 0 513 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB NL 154 623 .261 .325 .409 .295 96 -6.5 16.2 -4.4 88 8 10.8 3.1 -7.8 1.8
1999 FLO MLB NL 148 535 .268 .338 .429 .283 95 -12.8 14.5 -6.4 80 9 17.9 -4.7 -12.3 0.9
2000 FLO MLB NL 152 578 .265 .340 .431 .307 108 -3.9 18.2 -6.2 94 9 11.7 2.5 -0.9 2.4
2001 SDN MLB NL 119 460 .261 .325 .425 .317 102 4.2 13.7 1.2 108 7 1.5 2.1 6.8 2.5
2002 SDN MLB NL 153 646 .260 .324 .413 .319 101 13.3 18.6 1.7 112 9 9.3 -0.5 12.3 4.2
2003 SDN MLB NL 128 541 .257 .324 .404 .307 95 -2.5 14.3 1.4 92 9 23.8 4.4 -3.8 4.0
2004 OAK MLB AL 148 673 .269 .335 .440 .333 104 12.2 20.0 1.8 113 11 4.2 -0.9 12.5 3.7
2005 OAK MLB AL 139 629 .269 .329 .422 .285 98 3.6 18.1 1.5 103 9 -3.3 0.1 2.5 1.9
2006 OAK MLB AL 129 558 .271 .335 .430 .294 100 -8.2 16.8 1.1 91 9 -11.0 -2.1 -4.0 0.1
2007 OAK MLB AL 56 226 .268 .333 .422 .231 92 -11.8 6.7 0.6 75 9 3.3 -0.2 -6.2 0.4
2007 SAC AAA PCL 10 44 .296 .365 .476 .278 105 0.4 1.3 -0.2 101 0 -1.9 -0.4 0.2 -0.1
2008 ATL MLB NL 88 345 .263 .330 .413 .308 96 -0.1 10.0 0.9 92 8 -3.8 0.9 -2.4 0.6
2008 BOS MLB AL 22 91 .262 .326 .423 .260 111 -3.9 2.6 -1.1 93 8 -1.7 0.4 -0.6 0.0
2008 MIS AA SOU 5 19 .264 .342 .378 .429 100 0.2 0.6 -0.1 99 0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.0
2009 BOS MLB AL 27 79 .256 .324 .396 .290 111 -3.3 2.3 -1 96 13 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.1
2009 CHA MLB AL 40 127 .259 .331 .416 .291 105 1.3 3.7 -1.8 97 13 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 0.2
2009 PAW AAA INT 10 34 .261 .326 .393 .313 103 -1.7 1.0 -0.4 94 0 -1.4 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2
2010 CHA MLB AL 107 359 .263 .327 .411 .247 112 -10.7 9.9 -5.9 95 9 -0.6 -4.1 -1.7 -0.2
2011 MIL MLB NL 104 255 .259 .319 .402 .294 103 -0.3 6.9 -1.6 98 11 -5.1 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2012 SDN MLB NL 82 156 .256 .319 .401 .273 95 -2.3 4.3 -0.9 95 12 3.8 -0.2 -0.8 0.6
2012 LEL A+ CAL 1 4 .245 .281 .331 .000 76 -1.3 0.1 -0.1 36 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2013 SDN MLB NL 104 171 .250 .315 .394 .221 98 -11.2 4.5 -0.9 72 13 -2.5 -1.2 -5.1 -0.6

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
1996 KNC A MDW 78 60 16 17 5 0 2 28 8 16 8 3 0 .283 .442 .467 .183 0 0
1997 FLO MLB NL 57 52 5 10 1 1 0 13 4 4 7 3 0 .192 .250 .250 .058 0 1
1997 PME AA EAS 513 438 103 134 27 2 20 225 77 75 65 17 5 .306 .407 .514 .208 0 0
1998 FLO MLB NL 623 578 72 161 25 7 11 233 68 34 61 10 5 .279 .318 .403 .125 3 7
1999 FLO MLB NL 535 495 57 134 23 9 8 199 50 29 50 7 6 .271 .306 .402 .131 9 2
2000 FLO MLB NL 578 530 87 158 31 5 12 235 57 42 46 19 9 .298 .347 .443 .145 4 2
2001 SDN MLB NL 460 406 67 118 29 1 10 179 58 48 58 13 5 .291 .366 .441 .150 3 1
2002 SDN MLB NL 646 578 82 169 27 7 17 261 61 59 89 11 9 .292 .359 .452 .159 4 2
2003 SDN MLB NL 541 482 64 128 28 4 7 185 38 56 82 6 3 .266 .343 .384 .118 1 1
2004 OAK MLB AL 673 606 78 190 37 3 15 278 63 55 70 8 5 .314 .370 .459 .145 5 5
2005 OAK MLB AL 629 582 75 163 35 1 15 245 82 40 51 5 5 .280 .325 .421 .141 4 2
2006 OAK MLB AL 558 502 57 138 29 3 7 194 59 44 55 6 3 .275 .332 .386 .112 6 4
2007 SAC AAA PCL 44 37 2 10 1 0 0 11 2 7 1 2 0 .270 .386 .297 .027 0 0
2007 OAK MLB AL 226 206 20 44 14 0 1 61 20 19 20 1 1 .214 .279 .296 .083 1 0
2008 ATL MLB NL 345 318 39 92 17 3 6 133 37 25 34 2 3 .289 .340 .418 .129 1 1
2008 MIS AA SOU 19 18 4 6 1 0 0 7 1 1 4 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .056 0 0
2008 BOS MLB AL 91 84 6 19 8 1 0 29 12 7 11 0 1 .226 .286 .345 .119 0 0
2009 PAW AAA INT 34 33 2 10 1 0 0 11 5 0 1 1 0 .303 .303 .333 .030 0 0
2009 BOS MLB AL 79 74 4 19 2 0 1 24 5 4 12 2 1 .257 .291 .324 .068 1 0
2009 CHA MLB AL 127 113 12 33 7 0 3 49 18 11 9 1 1 .292 .349 .434 .142 2 1
2010 CHA MLB AL 359 327 30 78 17 2 8 123 31 32 36 1 3 .239 .306 .376 .138 0 0
2011 MIL MLB NL 255 233 18 63 13 1 3 87 31 21 27 3 0 .270 .329 .373 .103 1 0
2012 LEL A+ CAL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2012 SDN MLB NL 156 143 9 37 8 0 2 51 14 11 14 0 2 .259 .314 .357 .098 1 0
2013 SDN MLB NL 171 155 8 30 2 0 1 35 12 13 25 0 2 .194 .253 .226 .032 2 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1505 0.5017 0.5010 0.8395 0.6954 0.3053 0.8933 0.7162 0.1605 0.0007
2009 750 0.5067 0.4627 0.8530 0.6658 0.2541 0.9289 0.6489 0.1470 -0.0014
2010 1359 0.5188 0.4371 0.8788 0.6227 0.2370 0.9112 0.7871 0.1212 -0.0070
2011 894 0.5034 0.4732 0.8511 0.6422 0.3018 0.8997 0.7463 0.1489 -0.0046
2012 554 0.4928 0.4801 0.8534 0.7033 0.2633 0.8906 0.7568 0.1466 -0.0006
2013 619 0.5363 0.4701 0.8041 0.6506 0.2613 0.8657 0.6267 0.1959 -0.0083
Career56810.50960.47090.85000.66160.27280.90000.72320.1500-0.0034

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
2013-04-14 2013-04-15 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-05-13 2012-06-03 15-DL 21 20 - Low Back Soreness - -
2012-04-01 2012-04-16 15-DL 15 10 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2009-05-03 2009-05-03 On-Alr 0 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-03-27 2009-06-02 15-DL 67 51 Low Back Recovery From Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2009-01-29 2009-01-29 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy 2009-01-29
2008-05-26 2008-07-01 15-DL 36 33 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-28 2008-04-29 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-15 2007-10-01 15-DL 47 42 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-05 2007-08-10 DTD 5 4 Low Back Spasms -
2007-07-05 2007-07-06 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2007-03-23 2007-06-01 60-DL 70 52 Low Back Surgery Herniated Disc 2007-03-10
2007-02-28 2007-03-23 Camp 23 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-07 2006-09-15 DTD 8 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-09-03 2006-09-04 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2006-08-07 2006-08-14 DTD 7 6 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-15 2006-06-20 DTD 5 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-29 2005-09-06 DTD 8 8 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-08 2005-08-11 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2005-07-25 2005-07-31 DTD 6 5 Low Back Spasms -
2005-06-04 2005-06-07 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2004-08-29 2004-08-31 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball -
2004-05-13 2004-05-15 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Inflammation -
2003-08-18 2003-08-19 DTD 1 0 Low Back Soreness Received Cortisone Shot -
2003-05-19 2003-06-05 15-DL 17 16 Low Back Strain -
2003-04-23 2003-04-26 DTD 3 3 Right Low Back Strain -
2001-04-16 2001-05-01 15-DL 15 13 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SDN $1,250,000
2012 SDN $1,250,000
2011 MIL $800,000
2010 CHA $1,500,000
2009 BOS $1,500,000
2008 ATL $8,000,000
2007 OAK $7,000,000
2006 OAK $7,050,000
2005 OAK $7,025,000
2004 OAK $5,500,000
2003 SDN $4,450,000
2002 SDN $3,050,000
2001 SDN $2,125,000
2000 FLO $324,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$50,824,000
14 yrTotal$50,824,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
16 y 18 dGreg Genske1 year/$1.25M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2013). Signed extension with San Diego 8/12/12.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2012). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/16/11.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/1/11.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2010). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 11/5/09.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009). Re-signed by Boston 1/9/09. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 PAs. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Boston 7/28/09 after being DFA 7/24/09.
  • 2 years/$15M (2007-08). Signed extension 7/05. 07:$7M, 08:$8M. Acquired in trade from Oakland 1/14/08. Acquired in trade from Atlanta 8/27/08.
  • 3 years/$16M (2004-06). Signed extension 7/02. 04:$5.5M, 05:$5.5M, 06:$5.5M. 2005 and 2006 are player options. Limited no-trade protection (may block trades to 8 clubs.) Acquired in trade from San Diego 11/03. 2005 option exercised @ $7.025M
  • 2 years/$7.5M (2002-03). 02:$3.05M, 03:$4.45M.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What other moves do you predict the Giants will make? Give me something.... Anything
(Tbirds from Seattle)
The Giants signed Gregor Blanco this morning. What, you want more? Starving children in San Diego have to make do with Mark Kotsay, and you're complaining? Finish your vegetables.

Are there any other lefty relievers out there they could sign? Does the sight of Ryan Ludwick excite you? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Shouldn't RR just have played Kotsay in RF for the struggling Corey Hart if he really wanted Kotsay's bat in the line-up. If RR is content making decisions on small sample sizes, wouldn't that have been the better play where his defense could have been hidden better? Especially with Hart's D and speed not what it once was.
(ryans from Milwaukee)
You're questioning the logic of a man who has been in love with Mark Kotsay all season. That's not easy.

I agree with you and think that would have been a perfectly valid way to go. I'm not sure who would have slid into the leadoff spot there - Weeks should be the answer, but it would probably have been Gomez or Morgan. My guess, like I said before, is that Roenicke wanted to minimize the waves he caused in the lineup. He can take Gomez and Morgan out of a game any time he wants since they've been platooned all year. Removing Hart from the lineup would be a big deal in the clubhouse, and that's not something he's willing to do right now (though he has started Hairston over McGehee all October, so at least he's done that). (Larry Granillo)
2011-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Break down Ron Roenicke as a manager for me. Strengths, weaknesses. Do you still like him?
(The Common Man from Getting Closer)
The Brewers have been playing way too poorly recently to give him a fair shake. He has issues with the lineup (in batting order and defensive position). For some reason, he's in love with Mark Kotsay, even going to so far as to start him in CF yesterday over Brandon Boggs. A lot of Brewers fans hate Roenicke's tendency to go for extra bases, but I'm not jumping on that yet. Doing the Tracker, I've gotten used to subconsciously timing players as they move around the field... if done right, extra bases are definitely there for the taking. Players need to be wiser about it, though.

He hasn't gotten off to a great start yet, that's for sure. (Larry Granillo)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will the 2011 Padres be questioning whether all that division-leading, playoff contender stuff from the previous season was all just a really cool dream?
(Peter from San Diego)
"Marc will write something about this when he's done being depressed."--Marc

Yes, in the grand tradition of Rickey Henderson and...Mark Kotsay? (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/looking-at-2010-from-a-mark-kotsay-standpoint.php), that's a self-reference in the third person. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a Braves fan. Could you please explain why you think Mark Kotsay, at $2Million a year, and some possible talent from the minors, is better than about a hundred different guys you could find in the minors for nothing? Kotsay's a lousy ballplayer, and your organization, in particular, shouldn't be shy about pointing that out.
(rrentaurn from Boise)
I don't think I was, but I try to also see things as Frank Wren does in terms of understanding the possible upside. And like you, I don't believe it. Not that I had any faith in Josh Anderson, but Gregor Blanco has some value. (Christina Kahrl)


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