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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 764 .257 .336 .448 88 -1.2
Birth Date4-7-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age42 years, 6 months, 12 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 COL 22 19 72 20 3 0 4 10 13 0 1 0 .323 .417 .565 112 1.5 -0.3 -2.9 0.2
2000 COL 23 52 173 47 10 1 3 20 33 2 1 2 .322 .401 .466 90 -1.3 1.7 -12.5 -0.3
2001 COL 24 85 282 58 15 3 11 31 67 3 3 3 .238 .327 .459 92 -1.5 0.2 -24.6 -1.2
2002 COL 25 38 106 20 3 1 5 9 33 1 0 1 .211 .283 .421 71 -3.3 1.2 -1.2 0.0
2003 COL 26 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 75 -0.1 0.2 0.9 0.1
2003 DET 26 43 129 27 6 0 4 8 30 0 0 0 .225 .273 .375 77 -3.3 0.7 0.0 0.1
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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
1996 ASH A SAL 122 531 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SLM A+ CRL 0 476 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NHV AA EAS 0 408 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 COL MLB NL 19 72 .266 .339 .433 .356 130 1.2 2.0 1.4 112 17 -2.9 -0.3 1.5 0.2
1999 CAR AA SOU 0 78 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CSP AAA PCL 0 329 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 COL MLB NL 52 173 .266 .339 .421 .386 141 0.8 5.4 3.2 90 11 -12.5 1.7 -1.3 -0.3
2000 CSP AAA PCL 0 280 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 COL MLB NL 85 282 .263 .327 .432 .278 123 -4.3 8.4 5 92 8 -24.6 0.2 -1.5 -1.2
2001 CSP AAA PCL 18 79 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB NL 38 106 .257 .319 .410 .259 119 -4.2 3.1 0.5 71 16 -1.2 1.2 -3.3 0.0
2002 CSP AAA PCL 79 311 .000 .000 .000 .399 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB NL 3 2 .205 .286 .341 .000 115 -0.5 0.1 0 75 17 0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.1
2003 DET MLB AL 43 129 .260 .318 .417 .267 95 -4.3 3.5 -0.1 77 15 0.0 0.7 -3.3 0.1
2003 CSP AAA PCL 80 258 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA PCL 24 93 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOL AAA INT 3 11 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1996 ASH A SAL 531 446 74 105 24 2 14 175 52 75 98 19 9 .235 .350 .392 .157 2 2
1997 SLM A+ CRL 476 412 68 102 23 3 15 176 56 62 100 30 11 .248 .349 .427 .180 0 0
1998 NHV AA EAS 408 349 52 83 21 3 18 164 50 56 89 7 7 .238 .348 .470 .232 0 0
1999 CSP AAA PCL 329 282 56 88 16 5 19 171 64 44 58 9 6 .312 .410 .606 .294 0 0
1999 CAR AA SOU 78 68 18 21 5 1 4 40 22 9 15 3 1 .309 .397 .588 .279 0 0
1999 COL MLB NL 72 62 13 20 3 0 4 35 12 10 13 1 0 .323 .417 .565 .242 0 0
2000 COL MLB NL 173 146 32 47 10 1 3 68 20 20 33 1 2 .322 .401 .466 .144 4 1
2000 CSP AAA PCL 280 248 38 78 22 3 9 133 47 32 40 7 2 .315 .393 .536 .222 0 0
2001 COL MLB NL 282 244 41 58 15 3 11 112 39 31 67 3 3 .238 .327 .459 .221 3 1
2001 CSP AAA PCL 79 64 11 16 2 0 1 21 9 13 21 1 0 .250 .377 .328 .078 0 0
2002 CSP AAA PCL 311 265 51 85 18 4 16 159 54 40 77 10 6 .321 .410 .600 .279 1 1
2002 COL MLB NL 106 95 10 20 3 1 5 40 11 9 33 0 1 .211 .283 .421 .211 1 0
2003 DET MLB AL 129 120 18 27 6 0 4 45 12 8 30 0 0 .225 .273 .375 .150 0 1
2003 COL MLB NL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2003 CSP AAA PCL 258 228 38 59 16 3 11 114 40 26 53 4 4 .259 .337 .500 .241 0 0
2004 POR AAA PCL 93 80 14 18 6 1 2 32 11 11 18 0 0 .225 .326 .400 .175 0 0
2004 TOL AAA INT 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .000 0 0

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
2001-08-02 2001-09-03 15-DL 32 28 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 COL $265,000
2001 COL $232,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$497,000
2 yrTotal$497,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 46 d

Details
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/04 re-signed 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/03 designated for assignment 12/03 acquired in trade from COL 7/03
  • optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 recalled 7/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 signed 3/02

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)


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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 -.007 -1.6 879 .001 -0.3 19 .064 .002 -0.8 -2.7 -2.9
2000 mlb -.024 -12.1 1872 .001 -0.3 30 .025 -.001 -0.5 -12.9 -12.5
2001 mlb -.027 -20.6 3209 .001 -0.6 51 .068 .000 -2.0 -23.3 -24.6
2002 mlb .003 0.4 573 -.001 0.1 8 .009 .001 0.0 0.8 -1.2
2003 mlb -.005 -0.2 215 .000 0.0 3 .006 -.002 0.0 -0.2 1.0

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