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Tony Wolters CRockies

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-9-1992
Height5' 10"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 4 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
2015
1.82016
0.02017
1.22018
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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
2016 COL 24 71 230 205 27 53 15 2 3 81 21 53 0 0 4 30 4 1 .259 .327 .395 .249 8.4 8.8 1.8
2017 COL 25 83 266 229 30 55 8 1 0 65 33 55 2 0 2 16 0 1 .240 .341 .284 .217 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2018 COL 26 74 216 182 19 31 4 4 3 52 26 33 6 2 0 27 2 0 .170 .292 .286 .210 1.1 10.6 1.2
Career228712616761392776198801418267362.226.322.321.22510.418.53.0

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 IDN Rk 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- 69 313 .288 .252 .333 .361 .263 .353 106 9.4 9.0 3.8 -2.2 -0.1 22.1 2.0 22.1 2.0
2012 CAR A+ 125 537 .251 .257 .323 .392 .263 .314 97 -5.1 16.1 3.1 10.1 -2.8 11.3 2.1 11.3 2.1
2013 CAR A+ 80 340 .275 .251 .330 .377 .253 .333 106 5.5 10.0 2.7 -3.4 -1.4 16.8 1.4 16.8 1.4
2014 AKR AA 94 387 .241 .260 .329 .393 .264 .309 102 -7.6 10.6 4.3 21.6 2.9 10.2 3.4 10.2 3.4
2015 AKR AA 65 271 .219 .258 .320 .372 .260 .273 98 -11.4 7.3 3.6 13.8 1.8 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.6
2016 COL MLB 71 230 .249 .257 .321 .418 .266 .336 110 -2.6 6.5 3.7 8.8 0.7 8.4 1.8 8.4 1.8
2016 ABQ AAA 2 8 .179 .294 .347 .479 .274 .286 123 -0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2017 COL MLB 83 266 .217 .256 .323 .427 .267 .316 102 -11.9 7.8 4.5 -0.8 0.5 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0
2017 ABQ AAA 14 58 .272 .263 .335 .407 .265 .324 99 0.8 1.7 0.9 1.9 0.3 3.7 0.6 3.7 0.6
2018 COL MLB 74 216 .210 .243 .312 .401 .261 .189 111 -10.9 6.1 3.5 10.6 2.5 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2

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 IDN Rk 21 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 5 2 0 .211 .286 .211 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- 313 50 78 10 3 1 20 30 49 19 4 .292 .385 .363 .071 .288 22.1 -2.2 2.0
2012 CAR A+ 537 66 126 30 8 8 58 36 104 5 9 .260 .320 .404 .144 .251 11.3 10.1 2.1
2013 CAR A+ 340 36 80 13 0 3 33 41 58 3 6 .277 .369 .353 .076 .275 16.8 -3.4 1.4
2014 AKR AA 387 36 85 15 2 1 34 35 74 3 2 .249 .319 .314 .065 .241 10.2 21.6 3.4
2015 AKR AA 271 23 50 7 2 2 17 21 63 3 2 .209 .290 .280 .071 .219 1.3 13.8 1.6
2016 COL MLB 230 27 53 15 2 3 30 21 53 4 1 .259 .327 .395 .137 .249 8.4 8.8 1.8
2016 ABQ AAA 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .179 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2017 COL MLB 266 30 55 8 1 0 16 33 55 0 1 .240 .341 .284 .044 .217 0.9 -0.8 0.0
2017 ABQ AAA 58 6 14 5 1 2 9 3 15 0 1 .259 .310 .500 .241 .272 3.7 1.9 0.6
2018 COL MLB 216 19 31 4 4 3 27 26 33 2 0 .170 .292 .286 .115 .210 1.1 10.6 1.2

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
2016 864 0.4850 0.4479 0.7494 0.5990 0.3056 0.8367 0.5882 0.2506 0 0.000000
2017 1053 0.5109 0.4141 0.7982 0.5688 0.2524 0.8758 0.6154 0.2018 0 0.000000
2018 805 0.5031 0.4311 0.8213 0.6123 0.2475 0.8710 0.6970 0.1787 0 0.000000
Career27220.50040.42990.78950.59130.26780.8620.63090.210500

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
2014-07-27 - Minors - - Left Knee Strain -
2011-03-18 2011-03-18 Minors 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 COL $550,000
2017 COL $540,000
2016 COL $507,500
2015 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,047,500
2018Current$550,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,597,500
3 yrTotal$1,597,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 161 d1 year/$0.55M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2018). Re-signed by Colorado 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Colorado 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Claimed by Colorado off waivers 2/18/16 after being DFA by Cleveland 2/12/16. Signed by Colorado 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2010 (3-87) (Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.). $1.35M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .225 .279 .300 .230
11 vs R (Multi) .267 .339 .418 .253
18 Split (Multi) .042 .060 .118 .023
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .225 .279 .300 .230
31 vs R (2016) .267 .339 .418 .253
38 Split (2016) .042 .060 .118 .023
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)COL catcher Tom Murphy is hitting well in AAA (.322 when I last checked - with some power). Is he the future catcher for the Rockies? As soon as 2017? What is the knock on him? Doesn't seem to be the bat.
(asarule from Lakewood CA)
The Rockies seems to like Tony Wolters who is fairly young himself. Not sure it's quite a knock, but Murphy's defense plays second fiddle to his bat according to most scouts, although consensus seems to be that his defense is certainly good enough to stay behind the plate, at least for a few years. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the Rockies C situation shaking out for the next 1-2 years? Assuming they don't trade for somebody, will Murphy really get a chance or just not good enough defense? Is Wolters interesting enough to get a full time chance? Or do you think they like Hundley enough to just stick with him even through next year?
(TJ from DC)
All postulation on my part: as much as you want to give a spot like catcher to a homegrown guy, if the Rockies are trying to win now-ish they have to roll with the best option they have.

None of those options sound massively inspiring insofar as a "catcher every night for a playoff team" is concerned, though there's no one wiser at using the park to their hitters' advantages than the home team. Maybe that allows for some of Murphy's approach and contact questions to be minimized by disproportionate amounts of power given the Coors factor...

Maybe that also could bring a catcher we aren't thinking about into the fold; one that is easier to attain (a defensively-oriented one, perhaps, because that skillset is way less expensive in money/prospects at catcher than backstops with a chance to hit), who then could expect to see an offensive boost with Colorado such that their stat-line and value is different from years past.

Everyone loves Tony Wolters, I feel like you kind of have to. It's been really cool that he's been doing his best Craig Biggio and going between catcher and second base--and admittedly I haven't bore down on him a ton--but I've never seen him as a regular ML guy year in and year out. Hopefully he finds a way to get there, though. There's such a dearth of offense at catcher these days, though, I guess you never want to say never... (Adam McInturff)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 afa 0 .000 0.0 2541 .004 -3.1 77 .005 .011 -0.2 -2.6 -3.4
2014 aax 4500 .030 20.0 2340 -.000 0.3 47 -.097 .001 2.6 22.3 21.6
2015 aax 4213 .016 10.5 2264 .000 -0.1 68 -.067 .002 2.7 12.7 13.8
2016 aaa 137 .003 0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 -.005 .000 0.0 0.3 0.1
2016 mlb 3526 .020 9.9 2536 .000 -0.1 33 -.022 .001 0.5 9.8 8.8
2017 mlb 4198 -.004 -2.7 2805 .001 -0.6 31 -.054 .001 1.1 -3.0 -0.8
2017 aaa 964 .015 2.3 524 -.000 0.0 12 -.011 .000 0.1 2.6 1.9
2018 mlb 3414 .019 10.2 2378 .001 -0.6 28 -.011 -.001 0.2 9.6 10.6

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