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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 3103 .231 .315 .396 83 5.6
Birth Date3-19-1974
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age45 years, 7 months, 1 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
1999 CIN 25 36 103 19 7 0 3 11 32 2 4 1 .211 .311 .389 71 -3.6 -0.3 1.5 0.2
2000 CIN 26 31 107 23 3 0 5 5 19 4 0 0 .235 .299 .418 84 -1.7 0.3 1.0 0.5
2001 CIN 27 121 403 86 21 2 12 27 106 9 3 3 .236 .303 .404 75 -11.1 0.4 -6.4 0.2
2002 CIN 28 113 397 88 17 1 12 27 117 13 1 2 .249 .324 .405 77 -9.4 1.1 -9.6 0.0
2003 CIN 29 118 437 87 23 1 16 33 111 20 3 3 .230 .321 .422 93 -2.2 -0.1 -7.1 1.0
2004 CIN 30 114 445 98 24 2 14 26 108 24 0 2 .251 .334 .431 91 -4.3 -4.7 -7.6 0.4
2005 CIN 31 110 422 94 27 0 14 41 101 13 0 0 .260 .355 .452 97 -1.3 -1.5 4.6 2.1
2006 CIN 32 72 230 37 5 0 8 27 51 8 1 0 .194 .317 .346 82 -4.2 -1.6 9.5 1.4
2007 KCA 33 66 195 25 9 0 4 17 66 4 1 0 .148 .240 .272 48 -12.3 -1.0 -8.7 -1.2
2008 SLN 34 61 189 35 8 1 4 15 20 5 0 0 .213 .296 .348 89 -2.0 0.0 1.0 0.8
2009 SLN 35 51 112 25 3 0 2 3 22 4 1 0 .240 .288 .327 72 -3.5 -0.1 0.3 0.2
2010 SLN 36 29 63 11 1 0 2 5 7 1 0 0 .196 .274 .321 90 -0.6 -0.9 -1.4 0.0
Career92231036281487962377601071411.231.315.39683-56.1-8.4-22.95.6

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
1995 BIL Rk PIO 58 215 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CWV A SAL 37 137 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CWV A SAL 0 525 .000 .000 .000 .376 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA SOU 0 436 .000 .000 .000 .407 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IND AAA INT 0 55 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CIN MLB NL 36 103 .270 .343 .422 .291 100 -3.7 2.8 2 71 14 1.5 -0.3 -3.6 0.2
1999 IND AAA INT 0 282 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB NL 31 107 .272 .345 .433 .243 112 -2.4 3.4 2 84 15 1.0 0.3 -1.7 0.5
2000 LOU AAA INT 0 337 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB NL 121 403 .262 .328 .427 .298 103 -10.4 12.0 6.9 75 10 -6.4 0.4 -11.1 0.2
2002 CIN MLB NL 113 397 .257 .329 .409 .336 104 -6.9 11.4 6.9 77 9 -9.6 1.1 -9.4 0.0
2003 CIN MLB NL 118 437 .257 .327 .411 .277 102 -4.5 11.5 7.5 93 8 -7.1 -0.1 -2.2 1.0
2004 CIN MLB NL 114 445 .260 .328 .417 .310 97 1.4 13.2 7.8 91 8 -7.6 -4.7 -4.3 0.4
2004 LOU AAA INT 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB NL 110 422 .260 .329 .412 .323 105 5.5 12.1 7.3 97 8 4.6 -1.5 -1.3 2.1
2006 CIN MLB NL 72 230 .268 .330 .427 .218 98 -8.6 6.9 4 82 12 9.5 -1.6 -4.2 1.4
2006 SAR A+ FSL 3 13 .237 .297 .353 .222 101 -1.9 0.4 0 65 0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2006 LOU AAA INT 2 8 .259 .344 .375 .286 97 -0.4 0.2 0.1 69 0 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0
2007 KCA MLB AL 66 195 .279 .344 .443 .208 102 -16.1 5.8 3.5 48 13 -8.7 -1.0 -12.3 -1.2
2007 OMA AAA PCL 4 15 .269 .332 .454 .100 102 -2.5 0.4 -0.1 25 0 0.0 0.2 -1.3 -0.1
2008 SLN MLB NL 61 189 .266 .337 .426 .218 98 -8.1 5.5 3.2 89 10 1.0 0.0 -2.0 0.8
2009 SLN MLB NL 51 112 .264 .336 .425 .288 93 -5.4 3.2 1.8 72 15 0.3 -0.1 -3.5 0.2
2010 SLN MLB NL 29 63 .258 .321 .406 .191 89 -2.4 1.7 1 90 15 -1.4 -0.9 -0.6 0.0

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
1995 BIL Rk PIO 215 183 35 50 8 1 5 75 31 16 28 3 5 .273 .366 .410 .137 2 2
1996 CWV A SAL 137 123 17 26 8 0 2 40 14 11 28 3 0 .211 .285 .325 .114 1 1
1997 CWV A SAL 525 473 78 149 50 3 8 229 81 47 90 14 4 .315 .383 .484 .169 0 0
1998 IND AAA INT 55 51 5 12 4 0 0 16 5 4 8 0 1 .235 .291 .314 .078 0 0
1998 CHT AA SOU 436 386 71 141 39 8 14 238 82 40 60 4 3 .365 .438 .617 .251 0 0
1999 IND AAA INT 282 263 42 66 12 2 12 118 37 15 52 0 3 .251 .301 .449 .198 0 0
1999 CIN MLB NL 103 90 12 19 7 0 3 35 10 11 32 4 1 .211 .311 .389 .178 0 0
2000 CIN MLB NL 107 98 12 23 3 0 5 41 12 5 19 0 0 .235 .299 .418 .184 0 0
2000 LOU AAA INT 337 307 54 78 22 1 14 144 48 22 52 3 2 .254 .320 .469 .215 0 0
2001 CIN MLB NL 403 364 39 86 21 2 12 147 43 27 106 3 3 .236 .303 .404 .168 2 1
2002 CIN MLB NL 397 353 42 88 17 1 12 143 52 27 117 1 2 .249 .324 .405 .156 2 2
2003 CIN MLB NL 437 379 52 87 23 1 16 160 50 33 111 3 3 .230 .321 .422 .193 4 1
2004 LOU AAA INT 14 10 3 1 0 0 1 4 4 1 3 0 0 .100 .250 .400 .300 0 0
2004 CIN MLB NL 445 390 46 98 24 2 14 168 55 26 108 0 2 .251 .334 .431 .179 3 2
2005 CIN MLB NL 422 361 38 94 27 0 14 163 60 41 101 0 0 .260 .355 .452 .191 2 5
2006 SAR A+ FSL 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .000 0 0
2006 LOU AAA INT 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 0 0
2006 CIN MLB NL 230 191 22 37 5 0 8 66 21 27 51 1 0 .194 .317 .346 .152 1 3
2007 OMA AAA PCL 15 12 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 .083 .200 .167 .083 1 1
2007 KCA MLB AL 195 169 14 25 9 0 4 46 13 17 66 1 0 .148 .240 .272 .124 2 3
2008 SLN MLB NL 189 164 17 35 8 1 4 57 21 15 20 0 0 .213 .296 .348 .134 2 3
2009 SLN MLB NL 112 104 10 25 3 0 2 34 6 3 22 1 0 .240 .288 .327 .087 0 1
2010 SLN MLB NL 63 56 3 11 1 0 2 18 5 5 7 0 0 .196 .274 .321 .125 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 593 0.5076 0.5093 0.7517 0.7375 0.2740 0.8243 0.5500 0.2483 -0.0057
2009 369 0.5285 0.5745 0.7075 0.7538 0.3736 0.8027 0.4923 0.2925 -0.0090
2010 223 0.5157 0.5022 0.7589 0.7304 0.2593 0.8214 0.5714 0.2411 -0.0123
Career11850.51560.52830.73930.74120.30220.81700.53610.2607-0.0079

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
2010-08-11 2010-08-11 On-Alr 0 0 Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2010-08-04 2010-10-04 60-DL 61 55 Head Concussion Kicked In Face In On-field Brawl - Estimates He Had 20 Concussions Including High School -
2010-04-12 2010-04-27 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-31 2010-04-03 Camp 3 0 Left Hand Contusion Bone Bruise -
2007-05-11 2007-05-26 15-DL 15 14 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP on Clavicle -
2006-03-26 2006-04-18 15-DL 23 13 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2006-03-27
2005-03-26 2005-04-04 Camp 9 0 - General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-09-04 2004-09-07 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Hyperextension -
2004-06-10 2004-06-11 DTD 1 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2004-05-25 2004-05-29 DTD 4 4 - Wrist Contusion HBP -
2004-04-29 2004-05-14 15-DL 15 13 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger -
2004-04-16 2004-04-17 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Sprain and Laceration -
2003-07-05 2003-07-14 DTD 9 9 Left Shoulder Soreness HBP -
2003-06-30 2003-07-04 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP -
2002-09-22 2002-10-03 15-DL 11 7 - Surgery Hernia 2002-09-24

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 SLN $950,000
2009 SLN $950,000
2008 SLN $850,000
2007 KCA $5,450,000
2006 CIN $3,900,000
2005 CIN $3,000,000
2004 CIN $2,600,000
2003 CIN $1,250,000
2002 CIN $305,000
2001 CIN $235,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$19,490,000
10 yrTotal$19,490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 150 d1 yr/$0.95M (10)

Details
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/30/09, 1 year/$0.95M (10)
  • performance bonus:$50K 60 games started
  • re-signed as a free agent 10/31/08, 1 year/$0.95M (09)
  • pb:$50K 60 games started
  • signed as a free agent from KC 11/19/07, 1 year/$0.85M (08), performance bonus:$50K 40 games started, $0.1M 50,60,65 games started
  • acquired in trade from CIN 11/06 (KC pays $2.5M, CIN pays $2.95M of $5.45M 07 sal)
  • avoided arbitration 12/05, 2 year/$9.1M (06-07), 06:$3.9M, 07:$5.2M ($0.25M increase in 07 salary if traded after 10/15/06)
  • 1 year/$3M (05) avoided arbitration 11/04
  • re-signed 12/03, 1 year/$2.6M (04)
  • 1 year/$1.25M (03)
  • signed 3/02 1 year/$0.305M (02)

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)


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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
1999 mlb .002 0.6 1063 .000 -0.1 19 -.037 .000 0.5 1.0 1.5
2000 mlb -.004 -1.2 1155 .000 -0.1 16 .013 .003 -0.1 -1.3 1.0
2001 mlb -.012 -11.8 3958 .002 -2.3 65 -.181 .005 7.0 -7.1 -6.4
2002 mlb -.007 -7.7 4373 .002 -2.7 59 -.045 .001 1.6 -9.5 -9.6
2003 mlb -.006 -6.4 4786 .000 0.6 59 .010 -.007 0.0 -5.7 -7.1
2004 mlb -.008 -9.1 4597 .002 -3.1 47 .000 -.001 0.1 -12.7 -7.6
2005 mlb .001 1.0 4520 .000 -0.1 67 -.014 .000 0.6 0.3 4.6
2006 mlb .010 5.6 2340 .000 0.3 32 -.036 -.011 1.1 5.8 9.5
2006 afa .000 0.0 88 .001 0.0 2 -.001 .001 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2006 aaa -.003 -0.1 78 .000 0.0 2 .002 .000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2007 aaa .002 0.0 27 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2007 mlb -.014 -8.5 2406 .000 -0.3 36 -.062 .004 1.4 -8.0 -8.7
2008 mlb -.001 -0.5 1846 -.003 1.9 19 -.018 -.006 0.3 1.3 1.0
2009 mlb -.002 -0.5 1174 -.003 0.8 15 -.010 -.004 0.2 1.7 0.3
2010 mlb -.007 -1.2 834 -.001 0.1 5 -.018 -.005 0.0 -0.7 -1.4

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