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Tony Wolters CRockies

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Birth Date6-9-1992
Height5' 10"
Weight197 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
1.42016
0.42017
1.82018
1.02019
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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
2016 COL 24 71 230 53 15 2 3 21 53 0 4 1 .259 .327 .395 75 -6.5 0.7 8.8 1.4
2017 COL 25 83 266 55 8 1 0 33 55 2 0 1 .240 .341 .284 75 -7.6 0.5 -0.8 0.4
2018 COL 26 74 216 31 4 4 3 26 33 6 2 0 .170 .292 .286 76 -5.7 2.5 10.7 1.8
2019 COL 27 16 52 14 6 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 .292 .346 .417 102 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 0.2
Career244764153337684147862.230.323.32877-19.94.318.03.8

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 IDN Rk AZL 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MHV A- NYP 69 313 .252 .333 .361 .353 105 9.4 9.0 3.8 120 0 -2.2 -0.1 -1.7 0.9
2012 CAR A+ CAR 125 537 .257 .323 .392 .314 97 -4.5 16.1 3.1 84 0 10.1 -2.8 -20.2 0.6
2013 CAR A+ CAR 80 340 .251 .330 .377 .333 107 4.8 10.0 2.7 119 0 -3.4 -1.4 0.1 0.8
2014 AKR AA EAS 94 387 .260 .329 .393 .309 102 -7.8 10.6 4.3 80 0 21.6 2.9 -13.6 2.7
2015 AKR AA EAS 65 271 .258 .320 .372 .273 93 -10.4 7.3 3.6 60 0 13.8 1.8 -15.4 1.2
2016 COL MLB NL 71 230 .257 .321 .418 .336 111 -3 6.5 3.7 75 12 8.8 0.7 -6.5 1.4
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 2 8 .294 .347 .479 .286 115 -0.7 0.2 0.1 71 0 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0
2017 COL MLB NL 83 266 .256 .323 .427 .316 104 -12.2 7.8 4.5 75 8 -0.8 0.5 -7.6 0.4
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 14 58 .263 .335 .407 .324 98 0.9 1.7 0.9 87 0 1.9 0.3 -1.4 0.3
2018 COL MLB NL 74 216 .243 .312 .401 .189 111 -10.9 6.1 3.5 76 11 10.7 2.5 -5.7 1.8
2019 COL MLB NL 16 52 .247 .321 .412 .333 111 0 1.5 0.9 102 23 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 0.2

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 IDN Rk AZL 21 19 2 4 0 0 0 4 3 2 5 2 0 .211 .286 .211 .000 0 0
2011 MHV A- NYP 313 267 50 78 10 3 1 97 20 30 49 19 4 .292 .385 .363 .071 1 4
2012 CAR A+ CAR 537 485 66 126 30 8 8 196 58 36 104 5 9 .260 .320 .404 .144 3 5
2013 CAR A+ CAR 340 289 36 80 13 0 3 102 33 41 58 3 6 .277 .369 .353 .076 3 4
2014 AKR AA EAS 387 341 36 85 15 2 1 107 34 35 74 3 2 .249 .319 .314 .065 6
2015 AKR AA EAS 271 239 23 50 7 2 2 67 17 21 63 3 2 .209 .290 .280 .071 2 2
2016 ABQ AAA PCL 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2016 COL MLB NL 230 205 27 53 15 2 3 81 30 21 53 4 1 .259 .327 .395 .137 0 4
2017 COL MLB NL 266 229 30 55 8 1 0 65 16 33 55 0 1 .240 .341 .284 .044 0 2
2017 ABQ AAA PCL 58 54 6 14 5 1 2 27 9 3 15 0 1 .259 .310 .500 .241 0 0
2018 COL MLB NL 216 182 19 31 4 4 3 52 27 26 33 2 0 .170 .292 .286 .115 2 0
2019 COL MLB NL 52 48 3 14 6 0 0 20 3 4 6 0 0 .292 .346 .417 .125 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 864 0.4850 0.4479 0.7494 0.5990 0.3056 0.8367 0.5882 0.2506 0.0000
2017 1053 0.5109 0.4141 0.7982 0.5688 0.2524 0.8758 0.6154 0.2018 0.0000
2018 805 0.5031 0.4311 0.8213 0.6123 0.2475 0.8710 0.6970 0.1787 0.0000
2019 202 0.4554 0.4356 0.8523 0.6196 0.2818 1.0000 0.5806 0.1477 0.0000
Career29240.49730.43030.79390.59320.26880.87150.62740.20610.0000

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
2019 COL $960,000
2018 COL $550,000
2017 COL $540,000
2016 COL $507,500
2015 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,597,500
2019Current$960,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,557,500
4 yrTotal$2,557,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 161 d1 year/$0.96M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.96M (2019). Re-signed by Colorado 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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.

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 268 32 67 13 3 7 32 33 51 2 1 .294 .391 .469 114 16.4 C 5 2.3
80o 245 28 58 12 2 6 28 29 48 2 1 .276 .370 .438 105 12.1 C 5 1.7
70o 228 25 51 10 2 5 25 26 46 2 1 .259 .352 .406 99 9.4 C 5 1.4
60o 214 23 47 9 2 5 23 23 44 2 1 .253 .343 .403 93 7.2 C 4 1.2
50o 201 21 43 9 2 4 21 21 42 1 1 .246 .335 .389 88 5.4 C 4 1.0
40o 188 19 38 8 1 4 19 19 40 1 1 .232 .317 .366 83 3.8 C 4 0.7
30o 174 17 33 7 1 3 17 17 37 1 0 .216 .301 .333 78 2.3 C 3 0.6
20o 157 14 29 6 1 3 14 15 34 1 0 .209 .293 .331 71 0.7 C 3 0.3
10o 134 12 24 5 1 2 11 12 30 1 0 .200 .276 .308 62 -1.0 C 3 0.2
Weighted Mean207224492422224321.244.335.383916.3C 41.1

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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 lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2013 afa .000 0.0 2541 .004 -3.1 77 .005 .011 -0.2 -2.6 -3.4
2014 aax .030 20.0 2340 .000 0.3 47 -.097 .001 2.6 22.3 21.6
2015 aax .016 10.5 2264 .000 -0.1 68 -.067 .002 2.7 12.7 13.8
2016 mlb .020 9.9 2536 .000 -0.1 33 -.022 .001 0.5 9.8 8.8
2016 aaa .003 0.1 0 .000 0.0 1 -.005 .000 0.0 0.3 0.1
2017 mlb -.004 -2.7 2805 .001 -0.6 31 -.054 .001 1.1 -3.0 -0.8
2017 aaa .015 2.3 524 .000 0.0 12 -.011 .000 0.1 2.6 1.9
2018 mlb .019 10.2 2378 .001 -0.6 28 -.011 -.001 0.2 9.6 10.7
2019 mlb -.004 -0.6 534 .000 0.0 9 -.037 .000 0.2 -0.4 -0.5

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