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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
269 .228 13 31 39 0 90 0.3
Birth Date12-30-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
-0.22016
2017
2018
0.32019
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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
2014 BOS 25 9 26 8 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385 75 -0.7 1.0 -0.4 0.0
2016 BOS 27 25 64 17 3 0 1 3 17 0 0 0 .279 .313 .377 76 -1.7 -0.7 -0.5 -0.2
Career349025501326000.287.311.37976-2.40.3-0.9-0.1

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
2010 LOW A- NYP 69 286 .251 .328 .363 .260 103 -10.8 8.0 -2.1 64 0 0.0 -1.2 -16.4 -1.2
2011 GRN A SAL 40 186 .263 .337 .397 .403 113 15.3 5.4 -2.1 180 0 -0.6 -1.2 13.1 1.5
2011 SLM A+ CAR 75 321 .253 .322 .381 .311 100 7 9.6 -3.7 143 0 0.1 1.2 6.7 1.4
2012 PME AA EAS 122 504 .262 .330 .400 .377 103 15.2 13.9 -6.4 129 0 -0.1 -2.2 7.3 1.3
2012 PAW AAA INT 5 18 .256 .330 .376 .182 97 -3 0.5 -0.2 37 0 0.0 0.0 -1.5 -0.1
2012 SUR Wnt AFL 17 71 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 82 349 .258 .326 .389 .309 100 1.3 10.0 -3.9 104 0 -4.3 0.1 -2.8 -0.1
2013 RSX Rk GCL 6 19 .252 .318 .330 .182 94 1.7 0.6 -0.3 166 0 0.7 0.0 0.5 0.1
2014 BOS MLB AL 9 26 .244 .311 .389 .471 103 0.5 0.7 -0.2 75 16 -0.4 1.0 -0.7 0.0
2014 LOW A- NYP 2 10 .235 .312 .346 .143 107 0.6 0.3 -0.1 68 0 0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2014 PAW AAA INT 63 267 .266 .334 .397 .272 97 4.1 8.0 -2.9 115 0 3.3 0.7 0.6 1.0
2014 RSX Rk GCL 7 21 .000 .000 .000 .077 0.0 46 0 0.0 0.0 -1.7 0.0
2015 PAW AAA INT 59 250 .263 .327 .375 .303 89 1.4 6.9 -2.7 90 0 7.5 -0.1 -6.3 0.5
2016 BOS MLB AL 25 64 .259 .324 .428 .372 113 -0.8 1.8 -0.5 76 14 -0.5 -0.7 -1.7 -0.2
2016 PME AA EAS 12 48 .228 .294 .345 .280 108 -1.1 1.3 -0.6 96 0 -1.7 1.0 -0.7 -0.1
2016 PAW AAA INT 54 212 .255 .314 .378 .318 98 -5.6 6.0 -1.9 91 0 1.9 1.3 -4.4 0.3
2017 PAW AAA INT 120 494 .258 .323 .394 .293 96 20.8 14.6 -5.3 138 0 0.3 0.8 14.0 2.4
2018 LVG AAA PCL 55 214 .269 .339 .434 .321 120 4 6.3 -2.5 111 0 -5.7 -0.6 0.5 -0.2
2018 MTS Rk GCL 2 5 .261 .303 .351 .000 109 0.1 0.2 0 17 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2018 HER Wnt LMP 8 36 .310 .359 .416 .261 108 -2.8 1.0 -0.2 101 2 0.0 -0.1 1.6 0.2
2019 PAW AAA INT 13 49 .244 .321 .417 .286 91 -2.9 1.4 -0.5 0 0 -0.5 0.0 0.0 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
2010 LOW A- NYP 286 262 28 52 14 4 5 89 39 21 76 5 4 .198 .261 .340 .141 0 0
2011 SLM A+ CAR 321 288 48 79 15 1 19 153 58 26 80 1 1 .274 .336 .531 .257 4 0
2011 GRN A SAL 186 170 43 61 10 3 11 110 36 14 35 2 2 .359 .414 .647 .288 0 0
2012 SUR Wnt AFL 71 64 10 19 1 1 2 28 11 6 19 2 0 .297 .366 .438 .141 0 0
2012 PME AA EAS 504 456 62 135 30 1 17 218 76 40 130 7 5 .296 .355 .478 .182 4 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 18 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .000 0 0
2013 RSX Rk GCL 19 17 3 4 2 0 2 12 8 1 4 0 0 .235 .316 .706 .471 0 0
2013 PAW AAA INT 349 326 36 86 16 1 17 155 56 20 86 1 0 .264 .312 .475 .212 0 0
2014 BOS MLB AL 26 26 5 8 2 0 0 10 2 0 9 0 0 .308 .308 .385 .077 0
2014 RSX Rk GCL 21 18 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 0 .056 .190 .111 .056 0
2014 LOW A- NYP 10 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 .125 .200 .125 .000 1
2014 PAW AAA INT 267 230 42 56 11 2 12 107 53 32 58 0 1 .243 .341 .465 .222 2
2015 PAW AAA INT 250 220 28 51 9 0 8 84 26 24 74 0 0 .232 .308 .382 .150 4 0
2016 BOS MLB AL 64 61 8 17 3 0 1 23 7 3 17 0 0 .279 .313 .377 .098 0 0
2016 PAW AAA INT 212 204 16 51 17 1 4 82 21 8 52 2 0 .250 .278 .402 .152 0 0
2016 PME AA EAS 48 40 5 8 2 0 1 13 3 7 14 1 0 .200 .333 .325 .125 0 0
2017 PAW AAA INT 494 450 75 122 21 1 31 238 85 42 109 1 1 .271 .334 .529 .258 1 0
2018 MTS Rk GCL 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .800 .600 0 0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 214 193 39 51 16 0 15 112 47 19 67 1 0 .264 .332 .580 .316 1 0
2018 HER Wnt LMP 36 32 2 6 0 0 0 6 5 4 9 0 0 .188 .278 .188 .000 0 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 49 42 3 7 1 0 1 11 3 6 21 0 1 .167 .265 .262 .095 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 97 0.5670 0.5258 0.7255 0.6364 0.3810 0.8571 0.4375 0.2745 -0.0005
2016 253 0.4427 0.4506 0.7544 0.5893 0.3404 0.8030 0.6875 0.2456 0.0000
Career3500.47710.47140.74640.60240.35170.81800.61820.2536-0.0001

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
2014-05-16 2014-08-02 Minors 78 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-07-06 2013-08-25 Minors 50 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-07-16 -
2013-02-15 2013-03-14 Camp 27 0 - Lower Leg Recovery From Gunshot Wound From Cleaning Gun - -
2013-01-15 2013-01-15 Minors 0 0 - Lower Leg Gunshot Wound From Cleaning Gun - -
2011-05-23 2011-06-13 Minors 21 0 Wrist Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $
2018 NYN $
2017 BOS $
2016 BOS $
2015 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 61 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/10/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Boston 11/2/17. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 2/20/18. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18. Claimed by NY Mets off waivers from Pittsburgh 3/26/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Boston 3/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 3/31/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/16. (Option year 3.)
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/15. (Option year 2.)
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Boston 11/20/13. Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14. (Option year 1.)
  • Drafted by Boston 2010 (1s-36) (Middle Tennessee State). $0.8892M 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
90o 332 45 82 17 1 19 53 24 89 0 0 .270 .325 .520 115 18.0 LF 0, RF 0 1.9
80o 310 41 73 15 1 17 47 21 85 0 0 .256 .310 .495 106 12.5 LF 0, RF 0 1.3
70o 295 37 66 14 1 15 44 20 82 0 0 .243 .297 .467 100 8.9 LF 0, RF 0 0.9
60o 281 34 62 13 1 14 40 18 79 0 0 .238 .288 .458 95 6.1 LF 0, RF 0 0.6
50o 269 32 57 12 1 13 38 17 77 0 0 .229 .280 .442 90 3.7 LF 0, RF 0 0.4
40o 257 30 53 11 1 12 35 16 74 0 0 .223 .273 .429 85 1.4 LF 0, RF 0 0.1
30o 243 27 47 10 0 11 32 14 71 0 0 .208 .256 .398 80 -0.7 LF 0, RF 0 -0.1
20o 228 24 43 9 0 10 29 13 68 0 0 .203 .251 .387 74 -3.0 LF 0, RF 0 -0.3
10o 206 21 37 8 0 9 25 11 63 0 0 .192 .238 .373 65 -5.6 LF 0, RF 0 -0.6
Weighted Mean27433591211439177800.232.281.453924.7LF 0, RF 00.5

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20203143456961912161291260.238.293.443880.54.8-1.0-1.111.2-4.3-0.4
20213235747781511751241050.235.291.441870.43.6-0.9-1.09.2-3.7-0.3
2022333334370140154623960.231.288.431850.32.7-0.8-1.08.6-4.0-0.3
2023343073965130144321900.234.289.435850.22.5-0.8-1.17.9-3.6-0.3
2024352983863120144120870.232.287.429840.22.0-0.7-1.17.7-3.8-0.3
2025362883661120133920850.231.286.425830.11.6-0.7-1.17.4-4.0-0.2
2026372833659110133819830.229.285.422820.11.3-0.7-1.27.3-4.1-0.2
2027382743457110123719800.228.283.419810.10.9-0.7-1.27.0-4.2-0.2
2028392673356110123518790.227.282.415800.00.6-0.7-1.36.9-4.2-0.2

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Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 92 Matt Carson 2012 67
2 90 Brad Snyder 2012 0 DNP
3 87 Jon Knott 2009 0 DNP
4 87 Daniel Dorn 2015 62
5 85 Brandon Snyder 2017 0 DNP
6 83 Trent Oeltjen 2013 0 DNP
7 83 Shelley Duncan 2010 105
8 82 Jerad Head 2013 0 DNP
9 82 Andrew Brown 2015 0 DNP
10 81 Doug Deeds 2011 0 DNP
11 80 Justin Ruggiano 2012 129
12 80 Chip Ambres 2010 0 DNP
13 80 Corey Brown 2016 0 DNP
14 80 Brock Peterson 2014 0 DNP
15 79 Prentice Redman 2010 0 DNP
16 79 Matt Tuiasosopo 2016 81
17 79 Jamie Romak 2016 0 DNP
18 79 Brandon Allen 2016 0 DNP
19 78 Earl Snyder 2006 0 DNP
20 77 Valentino Pascucci 2009 0 DNP
21 77 Russ Canzler 2016 0 DNP
22 77 Kevin Barker 2006 72
23 77 Chris Aguila 2009 0 DNP
24 76 David Cook 2012 0 DNP
25 76 Nick Evans 2016 0 DNP
26 76 Chris Colabello 2014 80
27 76 Mike Hessman 2008 138
28 75 Laynce Nix 2011 106
29 75 Brandon Boggs 2013 0 DNP
30 75 Brett Carroll 2013 0 DNP
31 75 Ryan Ludwick 2009 111
32 74 Cody Decker 2017 0 DNP
33 74 Justin Leone 2007 0 DNP
34 74 Drew T Anderson 2011 0 DNP
35 74 Hector Gimenez 2013 83
36 73 Brad Eldred 2011 0 DNP
37 73 Nick Gorneault 2009 0 DNP
38 73 Paul McAnulty 2011 0 DNP
39 72 Jeff Bailey 2009 84
40 72 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2018 0 DNP
41 72 Delwyn Young 2012 0 DNP
42 72 Jason Pridie 2014 74
43 72 Mark Saccomanno 2010 0 DNP
44 72 Josh Fields 2013 0 DNP
45 72 Shane Peterson 2018 0 DNP
46 72 Mike Costanzo 2014 0 DNP
47 72 Seth Bynum 2011 0 DNP
48 72 Marquez Smith 2015 0 DNP
49 72 Jeff Clement 2014 0 DNP
50 71 Brooks Conrad 2010 104
51 71 Jared Goedert 2015 0 DNP
52 71 Bobby Scales 2008 0 DNP
53 71 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2018 0 DNP
54 71 Marcus Thames 2007 92
55 71 Darin Ruf 2017 0 DNP
56 71 Justin Maxwell 2014 49
57 71 Bryan LaHair 2013 0 DNP
58 71 Donnie Murphy 2013 106
59 71 Scott Moore 2014 0 DNP
60 70 Jorge Vazquez 2012 0 DNP
61 70 Joey Butler 2016 0 DNP
62 70 Brett Wallace 2017 0 DNP
63 70 Micah Hoffpauir 2010 61
64 70 Anthony Recker 2014 78
65 70 Chris Shelton 2010 0 DNP
66 70 Joe Dillon 2006 0 DNP
67 70 Brad Nelson 2013 0 DNP
68 69 John Mayberry 2014 99
69 69 Luke Scott 2008 111
70 69 Nick Stavinoha 2012 0 DNP
71 69 George Lombard 2006 86
72 69 Felix Perez 2015 0 DNP
73 69 Scott Thorman 2012 0 DNP
74 69 Andy Phillips 2007 84
75 69 Ryan Church 2009 88
76 69 Matt Cepicky 2008 0 DNP
77 68 Juan Richardson 2009 0 DNP
78 68 Will Venable 2013 102
79 68 Reid Gorecki 2011 0 DNP
80 68 Chris Rahl 2014 0 DNP
81 68 Matt Diaz 2008 59
82 68 Josh Satin 2015 0 DNP
83 68 Johnny Monell 2016 0 DNP
84 68 Henry Urrutia 2017 0 DNP
85 68 Nelson Cruz 2011 120
86 68 Jordan Lennerton 2016 0 DNP
87 68 Abraham Nunez 2007 0 DNP
88 68 Clete Thomas 2014 0 DNP
89 68 Scott Hairston 2010 86
90 67 Terrmel Sledge 2007 86
91 67 Brandon Moss 2014 116
92 67 Juan Perez 2017 0 DNP
93 67 Jim Adduci 2015 0 DNP
94 67 Dustin Garneau 2018 98
95 67 Cole Gillespie 2014 78
96 67 Adam Heether 2012 0 DNP
97 67 Scott Van Slyke 2017 77
98 67 Shawn Garrett 2009 0 DNP
99 67 Darnell McDonald 2009 70
100 67 Jeremy Hermida 2014 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Bryce Brentz hit .279/.380/.577 against lefties in Pawtucket. If the Sox decide to go with a cheap bench he could be in the mix, but given his historical trouble with guns Brentz should be kept away from Jackie Bradley’s arm.
2017 Bryce Brentz hit .295/.343/.453 against lefties in Triple-A, appeared in 25 games in the majors and did not shoot himself. That’s a really good year by his standards.
2015 The word “literally” is overused nowadays, but Bryce Brentz is a man who literally shot himself in the foot before the 2013 season. Things have mostly gone south for him since—on the field, at least; he hasn't shot any other body parts—though he recorded a few big hits in Boston as a September call-up.
2014 If things go right for Brentz in 2014, he could grow up to be a cost-controlled Jonny Gomes, mashing lefties and putting baseballs over the wall with ease. He's a better defender than Gomes, too, as he has a serious arm that could keep him in right, but range-wise is likely a better fit for left field. However, Brentz lacks what makes Gomes tolerable against same-handed pitching: He is nearly bereft of viable plate discipline. He whiffed 25 percent of the time at Triple-A, with free passes coming in just 6 percent of plate appearances. For an offense-first corner outfielder who will be 25, that's problematic.
2013 When the Red Sox traded Josh Reddick last offseason it may have been with the knowledge that Brentz was on the way. Like Reddick, Brentz has plus bat speed and serious power for someone his size, but often he just hacks up there. Pitch recognition is one of those tough-to-teach things. Some guys pick it up, some dont. If Brentz can, then he has All-Star potential. If not, like Reddick, hell probably be starting for a different team before long.
2012 Brentz was a major power threat in college, but his first taste of the pros left him wishing the bats were still made of aluminum. His first full season in the minors changed that, though, as Brentz decimated the Sally League before continuing his rampage at High-A Salem. Brentz doesn't walk much, but he did cut his strikeout rate despite moving up two levels. In that sense, Brentz might remind Red Sox fans of Josh Reddick, as Reddick never saw a pitch he didn't like until this year. Eventually, Brentz will be challenged by pitchers and forced to change his approach, but if he can adjust to those inevitable troubles, the 2011 season has given us an idea of his power potential.
2011 Bryce Brentz put up massive numbers in college, but there are concerns that the 21-year-old doesn't have the body to hit for power professionally and needs aluminum to thrive.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these guys please. Thanks! Marcus Stroman, Didi Gregorius, Jorge Alfaro, Austin Hedges, Daniel Norris, Lance McCullers, Bryce Brentz, Daniel Corcino, Clayton Blackburn, Delino DeShields.
(Brandon from Pittsburgh)
DeShields, Blackburn, McCullers, Alfaro, Brentz, Stroman, Hedges, Norris, Corcino, Gregorius. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Bryce Brentz a future average major leaguer?
(Kyle from Utah)
I don't think so. I'm not that high on him. That;s the ceiling, but I don't see it. (Jason Parks)


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