Biographical

Portrait of Pokey Reese

Pokey Reese 2BReds

Reds Player Cards | Reds Team Audit | Reds Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 3138 .248 .307 .352 76 11.1
Birth Date6-10-1973
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age45 years, 9 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1997 CIN 24 128 437 87 15 0 4 31 82 5 25 7 .219 .284 .287 64 -18.1 2.3 0.1 0.1
1998 CIN 25 59 151 34 2 2 1 14 28 0 3 2 .256 .322 .323 78 -3.9 1.1 -1.8 0.0
1999 CIN 26 149 636 167 37 5 10 35 81 6 38 7 .285 .330 .417 87 -7.9 5.3 20.9 3.3
2000 CIN 27 135 577 132 20 6 12 45 86 6 29 3 .255 .319 .386 82 -11.1 6.0 14.3 2.5
2001 CIN 28 133 474 96 20 2 9 34 82 3 25 4 .224 .284 .343 73 -14.4 6.7 14.0 2.4
2002 PIT 29 119 475 111 25 0 4 41 81 3 12 1 .264 .330 .352 82 -8.7 4.9 4.5 1.4
2003 PIT 30 37 120 23 2 0 1 9 31 0 6 0 .215 .271 .262 62 -5.3 0.4 6.4 0.5
2004 BOS 31 96 268 54 7 2 3 17 60 0 6 2 .221 .271 .303 62 -12.3 1.5 9.6 0.9
Career856313870412817442265312314426.248.307.35276-81.728.268.111.1

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1991 PRI Rk APL 112 256 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 CWV A SAL 106 420 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CHT AA SOU 102 379 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHT AA SOU 134 541 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 IND AAA AA 89 387 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 IND AAA AA 79 314 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CIN MLB NL 128 437 .259 .324 .400 .267 101 -27.4 11.6 5.5 64 7 0.1 2.3 -18.1 0.1
1997 IND AAA AA 0 81 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB NL 59 151 .259 .329 .411 .311 100 -4.4 3.9 1 78 11 -1.8 1.1 -3.9 0.0
1999 CIN MLB NL 149 636 .269 .339 .430 .315 101 -11.8 17.3 -0.5 87 8 20.9 5.3 -7.9 3.3
2000 CIN MLB NL 135 577 .270 .344 .438 .282 113 -21.3 18.2 -0.8 82 7 14.3 6.0 -11.1 2.5
2001 CIN MLB NL 133 474 .263 .329 .430 .255 104 -21.1 14.1 3.7 73 7 14.0 6.7 -14.4 2.4
2002 PIT MLB NL 119 475 .260 .329 .410 .314 101 -8.5 13.7 -0.6 82 9 4.5 4.9 -8.7 1.4
2003 PIT MLB NL 37 120 .263 .334 .419 .286 101 -7.3 3.2 -0.2 62 10 6.4 0.4 -5.3 0.5
2004 BOS MLB AL 96 268 .274 .339 .437 .280 110 -15.2 8.0 2.8 62 11 9.6 1.5 -12.3 0.9
2005 SBR A+ CLF 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SAN AA TXS 2 10 .311 .382 .452 .143 95 0.1 0.3 0 79 0 0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.0
2008 HAG A SAL 5 18 .246 .323 .374 .214 117 0.6 0.5 0 115 0 -0.7 0.1 0.1 0.0
2008 COH AAA INT 23 79 .257 .322 .391 .218 86 -8.4 2.1 0 28 0 3.4 -0.2 -6.5 -0.1
2008 NAT Rk GCL 3 11 .247 .338 .330 .222 107 -1.6 0.4 0 -35 0 1.3 0.0 -1.1 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1991 PRI Rk APL 256 231 30 55 8 3 3 78 27 23 44 10 8 .238 .307 .338 .100 0 0
1992 CWV A SAL 420 380 50 102 19 3 6 145 53 24 75 19 8 .268 .317 .382 .113 4 4
1993 CHT AA SOU 379 345 35 73 17 4 3 107 37 23 77 8 5 .212 .261 .310 .099 3 3
1994 CHT AA SOU 541 484 77 130 23 4 12 197 49 43 75 21 4 .269 .333 .407 .138 6 6
1995 IND AAA AA 387 343 51 82 21 1 10 135 46 36 81 8 5 .239 .318 .394 .155 1 1
1996 IND AAA AA 314 280 26 65 16 0 1 84 23 21 46 5 2 .232 .296 .300 .068 4 4
1997 IND AAA AA 81 72 12 17 2 0 4 31 11 9 12 4 0 .236 .321 .431 .194 0 0
1997 CIN MLB NL 437 397 48 87 15 0 4 114 26 31 82 25 7 .219 .284 .287 .068 0 4
1998 CIN MLB NL 151 133 20 34 2 2 1 43 16 14 28 3 2 .256 .322 .323 .068 2 2
1999 CIN MLB NL 636 585 85 167 37 5 10 244 52 35 81 38 7 .285 .330 .417 .132 5 5
2000 CIN MLB NL 577 518 76 132 20 6 12 200 46 45 86 29 3 .255 .319 .386 .131 5 3
2001 CIN MLB NL 474 428 50 96 20 2 9 147 40 34 82 25 4 .224 .284 .343 .119 4 5
2002 PIT MLB NL 475 421 46 111 25 0 4 148 50 41 81 12 1 .264 .330 .352 .088 5 5
2003 PIT MLB NL 120 107 9 23 2 0 1 28 12 9 31 6 0 .215 .271 .262 .047 2 2
2004 BOS MLB AL 268 244 32 54 7 2 3 74 29 17 60 6 2 .221 .271 .303 .082 1 6
2005 SAN AA TXS 10 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 .125 .300 .125 .000 0 0
2005 SBR A+ CLF 15 12 2 3 2 0 0 5 3 2 1 0 0 .250 .333 .417 .167 1 1
2008 NAT Rk GCL 11 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2008 HAG A SAL 18 16 4 4 0 0 1 7 1 2 1 0 0 .250 .333 .438 .188 0 0
2008 COH AAA INT 79 71 3 12 4 0 0 16 7 2 18 1 0 .169 .208 .225 .056 2 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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
2008-06-05 2008-07-03 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2005-04-03 2005-10-02 60-DL 182 161 Right Shoulder Soreness and Personal Matters -
2004-07-20 2004-09-07 15-DL 49 45 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2003-05-14 2003-09-29 60-DL 138 123 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2003-05-15
2002-04-20 2002-05-05 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2000-09-21 2000-10-02 DTD 11 9 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2000-08-18 2000-08-27 DTD 9 9 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-07-19 2000-07-25 DTD 6 6 Left Groin Strain - -
2000-06-25 2000-06-25 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
1999-07-27 1999-08-07 DTD 11 10 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
1998-08-01 1998-09-28 60-DL 58 52 Right Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 1998-08-01 -
1996-08-29 1996-09-05 Minors 7 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 1996-08-30 -
1996-04-08 1996-05-28 Minors 50 0 - Knee Inflammation - -
1992-10-15 1992-10-15 Minors 0 0 - Elbow Surgery - -
1992-08-15 1992-09-01 Minors 17 0 - Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SEA $900,000
2004 BOS $1,000,000
2003 PIT $2,500,000
2002 PIT $1,750,000
2001 CIN $3,200,000
2000 CIN $1,950,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$11,300,000
6 yrTotal$11,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 yMichael Nicotera1 yr/$0.8M (06)

Details
  • k term`d 4/06 signed as a free agent from SEA 12/05, 1 year/$0.8M (06)
  • club declined 06 option 11/05
  • signed as a free agent from BOS 12/04, 1 year/$1.2M (05)+$2.25M 06 club option $0.3M buyout
  • $0.1M signing bonus, 05:$0.8M+$0.3M bonuses, 06:$2.25M club option+$0.5M bonuses (esc to $2.75M) $0.3M buyout
  • acquired in trade from PIT 04
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 2/04, 1 year/$1M (04)
  • club declined $5.25M 04 club option 11/03 (pd $1.5M buyout - $0.75M?)
  • 2 year/$5M (02-03)+$5.25M 04 club option
  • deferred signing bonus pd despite work stoppage
  • rejected 4 year/$21M CIN offer (01-04)
  • 99:$0.27M, 98:$0.22M

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
Weighted Mean???????00??.000.000.00000.0?0.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 One of the raging arguments in Boston all season long was who should be playing second. Reese made the situation debatable with a solid start to the season, but thumb and ribcage injuries curtailed his season. While Reese certainly still plays well in the field, his bat has become far too much of a liability to justify an everyday job, especially when pitted against a masher like Bellhorn.
2004 It was a lost year for Reese, who opened the season in a slump before tearing ligaments in his left thumb while diving into second base on May 14. While recovery from surgery kept him out for the rest of the campaign, he's expected to be OK for 2004. At 31, Reese isn't going to make any great leaps forward, and will be a low-cost, Ieague-average stopgap. Boston inked him to a one-year deal; if the Sox play Reese when groundball maestro Derek Lowe takes the mound and Mark Bellhorn most of the rest of the time, they could have the most interesting, best low-cost platoon in baseball.
2003 Given Reese’s limited offensive capabilities—a result of a serious lack of bat speed and patience—the 2002 season was a good one for him. This doesn’t mean he’s an acceptable hitter, of course. Defensively, he’s got a good arm, good hands, and outstanding range. Reese missed two weeks with a strained hamstring but did bat .285 after the All-Star break, a change from his usual late-season fade. If he has a good first half in 2003, Littlefield should be working the phones trying to move Reese for a prospect who can really help the club down the road.
2002 Reese should not be missed. He threw tantrums when the Reds didn’t reward his mediocrity with zillions, and he pouted after being pinch-hit for. Now that he’s gone, the question is whether holding onto Reese instead of Antonio Perez in the Griffey trade was ever really defensible. Reese might have some value as a shortstop; as a second baseman, he’s not an asset, and he’s certainly not worth as much as he thinks he is. He was non-tendered by the Red Sox after being traded twice in 48 hours, and he is expected to sign with the team as Nomar Garciaparra insurance.
2001 All things considered, Pokey Reese is an average second baseman, above average in his best years. The problem is that he's going to cost a lot more than he's worth very soon, and the Reds think he's right behind Ken Griffey as a building block. Like Sean Casey, an excellent trade chip: the perceived value is much greater than the actual value.
2000 The power and glove Reese displayed in 1999 made him a good second baseman. While the defense is for real, there’s no way I expect him to slug .400 again, which is something he needs to do to keep from hurting the team. Despite his adequate season, his inability to get on base more will keep him from being a star. Getting him out of the top of the lineup is mandatory if the Reds are going to stay in contention.
1999 Spared Red fans the last 300 at bats of a dismal season by going down with an injury. Has no redeeming qualities as a starter, and I'd be hard-pressed to use him as a defensive replacement for Larkin or Boone. Despite all of this, he's the leading candidate to start at second with Boone gone.
1998 Better than Chad Fonville, but you need to get within 25 feet to see the differences. Reese can’t hit. The Reds like his glove a lot, and if Larkin goes he’ll get the first chance to play short. Jackson, with all of his flaws, is a more deserving candidate. He wore down badly late last year.
1997 Needs a change of scenery. He isn’t going to be able to help this team during his career, and he could catch on somewhere else. Supposedly a pretty slick glove, but he’s not going to displace Barry Larkin. With his luck, he’ll be traded to Baltimore. Must have been some sort of mass murderer or telemarketer in a past life.
1996  In addition to having a good mix of offensive skills, Reese is a good defensive shortstop. However, Barry Larkin's six-year deal means he'll have to find a new position or new organization. We'll know by April whether his future is in Cincinnati or not by what the Reds do with him in spring training. A new position is likely.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Pokey Reese

BP Chats

No BP chats have mentioned this guy.

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.