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Jaycob Brugman LFOrioles

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-18-1992
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age26 years, 10 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2014
2015
2016
-0.12017
2018
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
2017 OAK 25 48 162 38 2 0 3 18 38 0 1 2 .266 .346 .343 89 -1.5 -1.2 -2.8 -0.1
Career48162382031838012.266.346.34389-1.5-1.2-2.8-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 VER A- 49 176 .247 .319 .340 .359 91 2.3 4.5 -1.3 85 2 3.8 -1.4 -2.7 0.3
2014 BLT A 70 287 .246 .315 .362 .347 99 13.6 8.2 -3.2 124 1 4.4 -1.0 8.8 1.8
2014 STO A+ 50 214 .271 .340 .426 .311 105 7.8 5.8 -1.7 125 3 0.7 1.2 6.0 1.2
2015 MID AA 132 566 .260 .328 .389 .305 116 -5 15.2 -2.6 111 1 -3.4 -1.6 7.4 1.6
2015 MSS Wnt 17 72 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 MID AA 38 176 .255 .320 .391 .300 101 2.2 4.7 0 109 2 -7.3 -1.0 2.1 -0.2
2016 NAS AAA 94 433 .272 .335 .427 .358 94 15.3 12.2 0 92 1 1.3 1.7 -2.1 1.4
2017 OAK MLB 48 162 .251 .319 .426 .340 102 0.7 4.7 0.2 89 17 -2.8 -1.2 -1.5 -0.1
2017 NAS AAA 38 172 .276 .343 .442 .331 90 2.2 5.1 -0.6 84 1 -4.3 0.0 -2.5 -0.2
2017 MSS Wnt 9 41 .000 .000 .000 .240 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 BOW AA 12 49 .237 .313 .366 .321 99 1.9 1.4 -0.4 94 2 -0.9 1.3 -0.3 0.1
2018 NOR AAA 66 243 .248 .319 .379 .316 95 1.2 7.1 -2 95 2 1.7 0.7 -1.0 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 VER A- 176 165 13 43 9 4 1 63 23 7 48 7 0 .261 .301 .382 .121 1 0
2014 BLT A 287 248 33 69 19 4 8 120 37 35 65 5 2 .278 .371 .484 .206 1
2014 STO A+ 214 195 34 55 6 2 13 104 35 16 50 3 3 .282 .332 .533 .251 3
2015 MSS Wnt 72 64 8 17 3 2 0 24 2 6 19 0 0 .266 .333 .375 .109 1 0
2015 MID AA 566 500 61 130 27 8 6 191 63 62 89 11 7 .260 .343 .382 .122 2 0
2016 MID AA 176 157 27 41 7 3 5 69 20 16 33 2 3 .261 .335 .439 .178 1 0
2016 NAS AAA 433 386 50 114 26 4 7 169 67 36 88 5 3 .295 .352 .438 .142 8 1
2017 OAK MLB 162 143 12 38 2 0 3 49 12 18 38 1 2 .266 .346 .343 .077 1 0
2017 NAS AAA 172 153 17 42 5 1 1 52 9 19 28 3 1 .275 .355 .340 .065 0 0
2017 MSS Wnt 41 33 4 6 2 0 0 8 2 8 8 1 1 .182 .341 .242 .061 0 0
2018 NOR AAA 243 218 32 54 8 3 5 83 25 23 59 6 1 .248 .321 .381 .133 1 0
2018 BOW AA 49 46 10 12 3 0 3 24 6 3 15 0 0 .261 .306 .522 .261 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 661 0.4569 0.4221 0.7706 0.5861 0.2841 0.8757 0.5882 0.2294 0.0000
Career6610.45690.42210.77060.58610.28410.87570.58820.22940.0000

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
2014-04-03 2014-04-10 Minors 7 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BAL $
2017 OAK $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 63 d2018

Details
  • 2018. Acquired by Baltimore in trade 11/22/17 after being DFA by Oakland 11/20/17. DFA by Baltimore 2/21/18. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/25/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Oakland 11/18/16. Re-signed by Oakland 3/17.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2013 (17-521) (BYU).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do with a player like Ryon Healy if you're the A's? He showed real promise last season shooting through the minors and in a half season in the majors last year. This year, he continues to show power, but everything else -- defense, on base ability, baserunning -- is lacking. With so many other DHs on the team or on the horizon, what do the A's do with a guy like Healy? He seemingly hasn't made adjustments now that pitchers have film of him. Is .250/.280/.480 a major leaguer?
(John from San Francisco)
Yeah, things didn't really turn out there the way we might've though, eh? (Full disclosure: For those of you who follow my silliness, Healy was the 2016 Full Vogelsong Player of the Year as well as the must of August.) But he's pretty much the hitter PECOTA anticipated; we had him at .260/.291/.406, .253 TAv, before the season. He's actually been a little bit better, largely because everybody hits at least 20 home runs this year.

His performance equates to a .259 TAv so far, which is a little below average. That works on the right side of defensive spectrum, but not at the left end where Healy resides. We've got him finishing the year with 1.0 WARP on the nose, about half of last year's 1.9 in more than double the playing time. That's not good! But it's still a major leaguer.

On the other hand, it's not THAT bad. He has, to date, the fourth-highest TAv among DHs (assigning all of his plate appearances to DH, where he's played the most). That is, in case you weren't sure, totally nuts, Cruz, Encarnaction, HanRam, then Healy. Ahead of, among others, Holliday and Morales and Trumbo and Beltran and VMart and Pujols. So on a *relative* basis, he's decent for a DH. Add in the fact that he can play the two infield corners, giving him some defensive value relative to the bat-only guys, and he has some value.

But to your point--yeah, this is probably what we're going to get. (I should also note that FRAA isn't as down on his fielding as DRS and especially UZR.) He'll turn 26 in January, so there probably isn't a gang of development to go. And as you point out, on a team with Matt Olson and Matt Joyce and Jaycob Brugman and Stephen Vogt, he's a little redundant. Realistically, I'd expect him to stick with the team until there's someone on the farm who *has* to take his place. He's not old, he's cheap, and he isn't going to kill you at the corners. So he has value. (Rob Mains)
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking ahead to 2017, what do you think of a CF platoon of Jake Smolinski (against lefties) and Jaycob Brugman (against righties) for Oakland?
(John from San Francisco)
It's interesting! I'm a big platoon fan and I don't know why more managers don't try them. I suppose it can be a bit of a drain on roster construction, but so long as you're platooning just a few positions, it can't hurt too badly, right? Just more bench bats.

In any case, I think that makes a lot of sense. I always like Smolinski as a prospect, and even if he has lost some of his luster, you have to think he'd be able to handle the short side of a platoon. And Brugman is exactly the kind of guy you want on the other side -- nice, but not overwhelming stats, so you aren't exactly wasting him.

Like I said, I love platoons, haha, so I'm for it. That said, it'll depend a lot on whether Smolinski and Brugman can handle being in a part time role, both ego-wise and psyche-wise. I know that sounds meat headed or vague, but I think platoons fall apart most because guys either can't handle being routinely benched or their routine can't handle it. (Trevor Strunk)
2015-12-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jaycob Brugman? Has looked good the last two years and was extremely clutch in this years Texas League playoffs. Chance to be a decent MLB OFer?
(Nick from NYC)
He's sort of interesting. Not five who are just interesting interesting but hes interesting. There's a lot of 45 and 50's there, which means he's probably a fourth outfielder, but fourth outfielders are valuable. (Christopher Crawford)


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