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Birth Date12-4-1992
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
2017
0.32018
0.12019
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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
2018 MIN 25 91 309 75 16 2 13 18 102 3 2 1 .265 .313 .473 93 -1.6 3.1 -7.7 0.3
2019 MIN 26 44 126 27 6 0 2 11 39 7 0 0 .252 .357 .364 75 -3.6 1.4 -0.2 0.0
Career13543510222215291411021.262.326.44488-5.24.6-7.90.3

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
2011 YAN Rk GCL 1 2 .298 .495 .404 .000 120 0 0.1 0 102 0 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2013 CSC A SAL 115 520 .247 .321 .363 .362 87 13.8 14.6 1.1 128 0 1.7 -1.3 2.5 1.9
2014 TAM A+ FSL 90 416 .257 .321 .368 .377 102 4 12.2 1 116 0 -2.6 0.5 -0.6 1.1
2014 TRN AA EAS 42 197 .265 .327 .404 .344 100 3.7 5.4 -1 105 0 -4.5 1.9 -1.9 0.0
2015 TRN AA EAS 125 563 .259 .319 .376 .327 91 3.8 15.1 0.1 97 0 -1.5 0.5 -11.9 0.2
2015 SWB AAA INT 7 29 .273 .326 .396 .647 98 4.4 0.8 0 129 0 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2
2016 TRN AA EAS 27 116 .251 .324 .388 .365 99 5.9 3.1 -0.7 121 0 1.9 -0.6 0.6 0.5
2016 SWB AAA INT 89 354 .251 .316 .374 .329 102 -1 9.9 -1.7 102 0 3.3 -1.0 -3.3 0.7
2017 TRN AA EAS 31 140 .268 .331 .411 .319 94 4.4 3.8 -0.9 113 0 0.2 -1.0 2.0 0.5
2017 SWB AAA INT 72 297 .258 .322 .402 .414 100 17.5 8.8 -1.7 150 0 0.2 0.5 14.8 2.2
2018 MIN MLB AL 91 309 .250 .320 .411 .363 105 6 8.7 0.2 93 10 -7.7 3.1 -1.6 0.3
2018 ROC AAA INT 59 250 .252 .323 .385 .327 93 7.4 7.3 -1.8 115 0 6.4 -0.1 3.8 1.6
2019 MIN MLB AL 44 126 .257 .322 .450 .373 102 0.8 3.8 -0.9 75 13 -0.2 1.4 -3.6 0.0
2019 ROC AAA INT 48 214 .270 .349 .460 .437 103 12.8 7.3 -0.3 142 0 -4.5 1.2 10.7 1.2

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
2011 YAN Rk GCL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .000 0 0
2013 CSC A SAL 520 464 69 131 37 6 2 186 31 40 110 18 9 .282 .347 .401 .119 4 4
2014 TAM A+ FSL 416 385 50 117 18 4 3 152 24 28 80 10 3 .304 .354 .395 .091 0
2014 TRN AA EAS 197 176 24 48 10 5 4 80 18 18 44 2 3 .273 .344 .455 .182 0
2015 TRN AA EAS 563 505 68 136 22 5 2 174 37 43 98 17 3 .269 .330 .345 .075 5 5
2015 SWB AAA INT 29 24 4 11 3 1 0 16 2 3 8 0 0 .458 .517 .667 .208 1 0
2016 TRN AA EAS 116 104 12 30 8 3 3 53 17 10 28 3 4 .288 .353 .510 .221 1 0
2016 SWB AAA INT 354 322 47 84 18 6 5 129 38 26 78 3 3 .261 .323 .401 .140 1 1
2017 SWB AAA INT 297 278 47 90 13 3 15 154 38 18 82 1 3 .324 .367 .554 .230 0 0
2017 TRN AA EAS 140 128 19 34 13 2 5 66 18 10 33 1 0 .266 .317 .516 .250 1 1
2018 MIN MLB AL 309 283 54 75 16 2 13 134 45 18 102 2 1 .265 .313 .473 .208 3 2
2018 ROC AAA INT 250 216 26 58 9 1 6 87 28 26 55 4 2 .269 .352 .403 .134 4 0
2019 ROC AAA INT 214 196 37 69 18 4 7 116 39 15 50 5 0 .352 .393 .592 .240 3 0
2019 MIN MLB AL 126 107 13 27 6 0 2 39 11 11 39 0 0 .252 .357 .364 .112 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 1246 0.5048 0.4888 0.6929 0.6630 0.3112 0.8034 0.4531 0.3071 0.0000
2019 482 0.4481 0.4751 0.6812 0.6713 0.3158 0.8069 0.4643 0.3188 0.0000
Career17280.48900.48500.68960.66530.31250.80440.45620.31040.0000

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
2011-06-21 2011-09-01 Minors 72 59 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $572,500
2018 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$572,500
1 yrTotal$572,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 113 dMeister Sports1 year/$572,500 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$572,500 (2019). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/19.
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018). Contract selected by NY Yankees 11/6/17. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18 (split contract, $88,900 in minors). Acquired by Minnesota in trade 3/16/18 after being DFA by NY Yankees 3/12/18.
  • 2017
  • 2016. Selected by Cincinnati from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15. DFA by Cincinnati 4/3/16. Returned by Cincinnati to NY Yankees 4/5/16.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2011 (6-209) (Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, Va.). $0.8M 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 118 15 31 6 1 5 14 9 32 1 1 .290 .347 .505 114 7.6 RF 0, CF 0 0.7
80o 96 12 24 4 1 4 11 7 27 1 0 .273 .330 .477 106 4.7 RF 0, CF 0 0.4
70o 81 10 19 4 0 3 9 5 23 1 0 .257 .309 .432 99 3.0 RF 0, CF 0 0.3
60o 67 8 15 3 0 2 7 4 19 0 0 .242 .299 .387 94 1.9 RF 0, CF 0 0.1
50o 55 6 12 2 0 2 6 3 16 0 0 .235 .278 .392 89 1.0 RF 0, CF 0 0.1
40o 43 5 9 2 0 1 4 3 13 0 0 .231 .286 .359 84 0.4 RF 0, CF 0 0.0
30o 29 3 6 1 0 1 3 2 9 0 0 .222 .276 .370 79 0.0 RF 0, CF 0 0.0
20o 14 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .231 .286 .308 72 -0.1 RF 0, CF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean61714302641800.250.311.411911.4RF 0, CF 00.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)Can you provide some explanation behind the decision to bat Marwin Gonzalez cleanup the other day? I know he's been hitting better the past 7-10 days, and a doubleheader was involved, but it still seems like there were several better candidates for that slot in the order.
(Mike from Saint Paul)
Marwin Gonzalez hit cleanup yesterday against a left-handed pitcher. The hitters behind him in the Twins' lineup were C.J. Cron, Max Kepler, Ehire Adrianza, Jake Cave, and Byron Buxton. Kepler and Cave are lefties. Adrianza is a poor hitter. Buxton has hit ninth all year and has also often been a poor hitter. I suppose you could have flipped Gonzalez and Cron, but there's no real impact there. (Aaron Gleeman)
2016-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Cave looked pretty miserable with the Reds, does he have a future with the Yankees?
(Nick from FL)
I've always been somewhat of a fan, but I'm not entirely sure. (Kenny Ducey)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jake Cave?
(BG from WA)
I've always liked him, but I don't expect him to be a factor at the big league level. (Nick Shlain)


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