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Portrait of Chipper Jones

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 10614 .303 .401 .529 140 67.8
Birth Date4-24-1972
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age47 years, 4 months, 23 days
BatsB
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
1993 ATL 21 8 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 97 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1995 ATL 23 140 602 139 22 3 23 73 99 0 8 4 .265 .353 .450 108 8.4 3.0 -4.8 2.5
1996 ATL 24 157 693 185 32 5 30 87 88 0 14 1 .309 .393 .530 133 33.5 1.6 -28.3 3.1
1997 ATL 25 157 679 176 41 3 21 76 88 0 20 5 .295 .371 .479 124 23.7 1.1 -20.1 2.5
1998 ATL 26 160 707 188 29 5 34 96 93 1 16 6 .313 .404 .547 145 42.1 0.3 -3.4 5.9
1999 ATL 27 157 701 181 41 1 45 126 94 2 25 3 .319 .441 .633 171 70.6 -1.3 -30.6 5.7
2000 ATL 28 156 686 180 38 1 36 95 64 2 14 7 .311 .404 .566 140 42.4 3.8 -9.2 5.8
2001 ATL 29 159 677 189 33 5 38 98 82 2 9 10 .330 .427 .605 160 55.8 0.7 -23.6 5.4
2002 ATL 30 158 662 179 35 1 26 107 89 2 8 2 .327 .435 .536 153 46.3 -2.3 -3.6 5.5
2003 ATL 31 153 656 169 33 2 27 94 83 1 2 2 .305 .402 .517 139 34.8 -3.8 -22.3 2.1
2004 ATL 32 137 567 117 20 1 30 84 96 4 2 0 .248 .362 .485 124 18.1 -2.1 -0.2 3.2
2005 ATL 33 109 432 106 30 0 21 72 56 0 5 1 .296 .412 .556 148 25.4 -0.4 -7.6 3.2
2006 ATL 34 110 477 133 28 3 26 61 73 1 6 1 .324 .409 .596 150 33.2 0.1 -10.5 3.8
2007 ATL 35 134 600 173 42 4 29 82 75 0 5 1 .337 .425 .604 160 48.2 -1.7 -9.1 5.6
2008 ATL 36 128 534 160 24 1 22 90 61 1 4 0 .364 .470 .574 165 43.8 -2.0 -0.4 5.9
2009 ATL 37 143 596 129 23 2 18 101 89 1 4 1 .264 .388 .430 115 12.4 -0.6 -13.2 1.8
2010 ATL 38 95 381 84 21 0 10 61 47 0 5 0 .265 .381 .426 122 10.2 -0.3 1.5 2.4
2011 ATL 39 126 512 125 33 1 18 51 80 0 2 2 .275 .344 .470 117 10.8 -4.9 -16.2 0.5
2012 ATL 40 112 448 111 23 0 14 57 51 1 1 0 .287 .377 .455 131 15.9 -3.7 0.4 2.8
Career249910614272654938468151214091815046.303.401.529140575.5-13.1-201.167.8

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
1991 MCN A SAL 136 556 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 DUR A+ CRL 70 301 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 GRN AA SOU 67 285 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 ATL MLB NL 8 4 .271 .342 .457 1.000 95 1.3 0.1 0 97 7 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1993 RIC AAA INT 139 603 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ATL MLB NL 140 602 .267 .331 .413 .286 99 12.8 18.0 1.5 108 10 -4.8 3.0 8.4 2.5
1996 ATL MLB NL 157 693 .264 .329 .415 .318 99 39.6 21.4 4.6 133 6 -28.3 1.6 33.5 3.1
1997 ATL MLB NL 157 679 .261 .329 .407 .314 99 26.8 18.1 2.5 124 9 -20.1 1.1 23.7 2.5
1998 ATL MLB NL 160 707 .265 .332 .415 .320 96 52.2 18.4 2.9 145 9 -3.4 0.3 42.1 5.9
1999 ATL MLB NL 157 701 .267 .337 .430 .313 95 70 19.0 3 171 6 -30.6 -1.3 70.6 5.7
2000 ATL MLB NL 156 686 .267 .339 .435 .294 106 35.7 21.6 3.2 140 8 -9.2 3.8 42.4 5.8
2001 ATL MLB NL 159 677 .264 .329 .430 .330 97 65.9 20.2 2.3 160 7 -23.6 0.7 55.8 5.4
2002 ATL MLB NL 158 662 .259 .326 .412 .349 99 49.4 19.1 -4.5 153 9 -3.6 -2.3 46.3 5.5
2003 ATL MLB NL 153 656 .265 .331 .426 .315 99 38.3 17.3 -4.6 139 8 -22.3 -3.8 34.8 2.1
2004 ATL MLB NL 137 567 .262 .331 .424 .246 92 28.8 16.9 0.2 124 7 -0.2 -2.1 18.1 3.2
2004 ROM A SAL 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB NL 109 432 .261 .328 .415 .300 98 31.2 12.4 1.7 148 8 -7.6 -0.4 25.4 3.2
2005 ROM A SAL 3 9 .245 .322 .367 .600 89 1.7 0.3 -0.1 153 0 0.1 -0.2 0.6 0.1
2006 ATL MLB NL 110 477 .270 .336 .439 .339 93 45.8 14.4 1.7 150 9 -10.5 0.1 33.2 3.8
2006 MIS AA SOU 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 ATL MLB NL 134 600 .267 .335 .428 .348 101 56.5 17.8 1.9 160 10 -9.1 -1.7 48.2 5.6
2008 ATL MLB NL 128 534 .262 .331 .413 .383 98 53.9 15.4 1.8 165 11 -0.4 -2.0 43.8 5.9
2009 ATL MLB NL 143 596 .259 .330 .412 .287 96 18.7 17.1 2.1 115 7 -13.2 -0.6 12.4 1.8
2010 ATL MLB NL 95 381 .260 .324 .402 .281 93 15.5 10.5 1.3 122 10 1.5 -0.3 10.2 2.4
2011 ATL MLB NL 126 512 .255 .318 .398 .295 94 18.5 13.8 1.6 117 8 -16.2 -4.9 10.8 0.5
2011 ROM A SAL 2 6 .278 .320 .428 .333 100 0.9 0.2 0 117 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ATL MLB NL 112 448 .255 .317 .405 .298 99 16.4 12.3 1.5 131 11 0.4 -3.7 15.9 2.8
2012 ROM A SAL 2 6 .247 .304 .359 .333 111 0.2 0.2 0 123 0 -0.3 0.0 0.2 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
1991 MCN A SAL 556 473 104 154 24 11 15 245 98 69 70 40 9 .326 .414 .518 .192 1 1
1992 DUR A+ CRL 301 264 43 73 22 1 4 109 31 31 34 10 8 .277 .356 .413 .136 1 1
1992 GRN AA SOU 285 266 43 92 17 11 9 158 42 11 32 14 1 .346 .367 .594 .248 4 4
1993 ATL MLB NL 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 .333 0 0
1993 RIC AAA INT 603 536 97 174 31 12 13 268 89 57 70 23 8 .325 .389 .500 .175 3 3
1995 ATL MLB NL 602 524 87 139 22 3 23 236 86 73 99 8 4 .265 .353 .450 .185 4 1
1996 ATL MLB NL 693 598 114 185 32 5 30 317 110 87 88 14 1 .309 .393 .530 .221 7 1
1997 ATL MLB NL 679 597 100 176 41 3 21 286 111 76 88 20 5 .295 .371 .479 .184 6 0
1998 ATL MLB NL 707 601 123 188 29 5 34 329 107 96 93 16 6 .313 .404 .547 .235 8 1
1999 ATL MLB NL 701 567 116 181 41 1 45 359 110 126 94 25 3 .319 .441 .633 .314 6 0
2000 ATL MLB NL 686 579 118 180 38 1 36 328 111 95 64 14 7 .311 .404 .566 .256 10 0
2001 ATL MLB NL 677 572 113 189 33 5 38 346 102 98 82 9 10 .330 .427 .605 .274 5 0
2002 ATL MLB NL 662 548 90 179 35 1 26 294 100 107 89 8 2 .327 .435 .536 .210 5 0
2003 ATL MLB NL 656 555 103 169 33 2 27 287 106 94 83 2 2 .305 .402 .517 .213 6 0
2004 ROM A SAL 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2004 ATL MLB NL 567 472 69 117 20 1 30 229 96 84 96 2 0 .248 .362 .485 .237 7 0
2005 ROM A SAL 9 6 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 1 0 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 0 0
2005 ATL MLB NL 432 358 66 106 30 0 21 199 72 72 56 5 1 .296 .412 .556 .260 2 0
2006 MIS AA SOU 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
2006 ATL MLB NL 477 411 87 133 28 3 26 245 86 61 73 6 1 .324 .409 .596 .273 4 0
2007 ATL MLB NL 600 513 108 173 42 4 29 310 102 82 75 5 1 .337 .425 .604 .267 5 0
2008 ATL MLB NL 534 439 82 160 24 1 22 252 75 90 61 4 0 .364 .470 .574 .210 4 0
2009 ATL MLB NL 596 488 80 129 23 2 18 210 71 101 89 4 1 .264 .388 .430 .166 6 0
2010 ATL MLB NL 381 317 47 84 21 0 10 135 46 61 47 5 0 .265 .381 .426 .161 3 0
2011 ROM A SAL 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .000 1 0
2011 ATL MLB NL 512 455 56 125 33 1 18 214 70 51 80 2 2 .275 .344 .470 .196 6 0
2012 ATL MLB NL 448 387 58 111 23 0 14 176 62 57 51 1 0 .287 .377 .455 .168 3 0
2012 ROM A SAL 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1882 0.4660 0.3985 0.8133 0.6294 0.1970 0.8406 0.7374 0.1867 -0.0055
2009 2131 0.4824 0.4134 0.8036 0.6683 0.1759 0.8443 0.6598 0.1964 -0.0091
2010 1429 0.4759 0.4234 0.7983 0.6691 0.2003 0.8374 0.6800 0.2017 -0.0095
2011 1802 0.5000 0.4451 0.8005 0.6615 0.2286 0.8624 0.6214 0.1995 0.0050
2012 1594 0.4611 0.4297 0.7854 0.6803 0.2154 0.8560 0.5946 0.2146 -0.0065
Career88380.47760.42120.80090.66090.20220.84820.66000.1991-0.0051

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
2012-08-25 2012-08-26 DTD 1 1 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-08-19 2012-08-20 DTD 1 1 Bilateral Knee Soreness - -
2012-08-09 2012-08-11 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-05-24 2012-06-10 15-DL 17 14 Left Lower Leg Surgery Hematoma 2012-05-27 -
2012-05-19 2012-05-23 DTD 4 4 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf - -
2012-04-23 2012-04-24 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2012-04-19 2012-04-20 DTD 1 1 - Knee Soreness - -
2012-04-13 2012-04-15 DTD 2 2 Left Knee Swelling - -
2012-03-26 2012-04-10 15-DL 15 4 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2012-03-26 -
2012-03-21 2012-03-26 Camp 5 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2012-03-26 -
2012-03-04 2012-03-09 Camp 5 0 Left Knee Soreness - -
2011-09-05 2011-09-06 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-08-15 2011-08-16 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness - -
2011-08-01 2011-08-06 DTD 5 4 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2011-07-26 2011-07-26 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2011-07-09 2011-07-25 15-DL 16 12 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2011-07-10 -
2011-06-29 2011-07-01 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2011-06-17 2011-06-21 DTD 4 4 Right Groin Strain -
2011-05-31 2011-06-01 DTD 1 1 Groin Strain -
2011-05-22 2011-05-24 DTD 2 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2011-05-15 2011-05-17 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2011-04-23 2011-04-24 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2011-03-16 2011-03-16 Camp 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Heel - -
2011-02-24 2011-02-27 Camp 3 0 Left Knee Inflammation -
2011-01-31 2011-01-31 Off 0 0 Left Knee Inflammation Tendonitis -
2010-08-11 2010-10-12 60-DL 62 49 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2010-08-14
2010-07-18 2010-07-20 DTD 2 1 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-07-08 2010-07-10 DTD 2 1 Back Spasms -
2010-06-12 2010-06-15 DTD 3 2 Right Fingers Inflammation -
2010-06-03 2010-06-08 DTD 5 5 Right Fingers Inflammation Ring Finger -
2010-05-11 2010-05-12 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Soreness -
2010-05-09 2010-05-10 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Strain -
2010-04-24 2010-04-24 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Soreness -
2010-04-09 2010-04-12 DTD 3 3 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2010-03-31 2010-04-01 Camp 1 0 Foot Ingrown Nail -
2010-03-06 2010-03-09 Camp 3 0 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2009-09-24 2009-09-25 DTD 1 0 Low Back Tightness -
2009-09-17 2009-09-18 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Soreness -
2009-09-13 2009-09-16 DTD 3 2 Left Groin Strain -
2009-09-06 2009-09-08 DTD 2 1 Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-08-07 2009-08-11 DTD 4 3 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2009-07-07 2009-07-09 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Strain -
2009-05-21 2009-05-24 DTD 3 3 Right Foot Soreness -
2009-05-10 2009-05-12 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Hyperextension -
2009-04-14 2009-04-19 DTD 5 5 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2009-04-08 2009-04-10 DTD 2 1 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2009-03-09 2009-03-24 Camp 15 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-09-25 2008-09-26 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Soreness From Impingment -
2008-09-23 2008-09-24 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness From Impingment -
2008-09-20 2008-09-21 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2008-09-12 2008-09-14 DTD 2 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2008-09-02 2008-09-04 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2008-08-31 2008-09-01 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Allergies -
2008-08-11 2008-08-13 DTD 2 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2008-07-24 2008-08-08 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-26 2008-07-01 DTD 5 3 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-06-22 2008-06-24 DTD 2 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-06-13 2008-06-14 DTD 1 1 Left Contusion -
2008-06-08 2008-06-10 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-05-25 2008-05-26 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2008-05-19 2008-05-20 DTD 1 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin HBP -
2008-05-15 2008-05-16 DTD 1 1 Groin Strain -
2008-04-26 2008-04-29 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2008-04-20 2008-04-20 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-04-14 2008-04-15 DTD 1 0 Bilateral Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-03-02 2008-03-07 Camp 5 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-09-10 2007-09-14 DTD 4 3 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-08-26 2007-08-26 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Soreness -
2007-07-26 2007-07-26 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Soreness -
2007-06-21 2007-06-23 DTD 2 1 Right Groin Strain -
2007-05-24 2007-06-13 15-DL 20 19 Bilateral Wrist Contusion -
2007-05-12 2007-05-16 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2007-05-03 2007-05-04 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2007-03-17 2007-03-22 Camp 5 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-03-12 2007-03-12 Camp 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2006-09-04 2006-09-19 15-DL 15 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-07-29 2006-08-13 15-DL 15 13 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-07-27 2006-07-28 DTD 1 1 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2006-07-22 2006-07-26 DTD 4 3 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2006-07-02 2006-07-02 On-Alr 0 0 Right Knee Inflammation MCL -
2006-07-02 2006-07-05 DTD 3 3 Left Foot Sprain Partial Tear Plantar Plate -
2006-06-17 2006-06-18 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2006-04-10 2006-04-25 15-DL 15 12 Right Ankle Sprain -
2006-04-05 2006-04-06 DTD 1 1 Abdomen Strain -
2005-09-03 2005-09-03 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-08-03 2005-08-11 DTD 8 7 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2005-06-06 2005-07-18 15-DL 42 37 Left Foot Sprain Partial Tear and Severe Bone Bruise -
2005-05-22 2005-05-25 DTD 3 3 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2005-05-17 2005-05-20 DTD 3 2 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2005-04-25 2005-04-29 DTD 4 3 Left Foot Contusion Running The Bases -
2004-10-02 2004-10-02 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2004-09-07 2004-09-08 DTD 1 0 Left Wrist Sprain Sliding Into Base -
2004-08-11 2004-08-12 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2004-06-30 2004-06-30 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Spasms Hamstring -
2004-06-02 2004-06-05 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-05-29 2004-05-30 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Contusion Quadriceps -
2004-04-19 2004-05-08 15-DL 19 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1996-03-22 1996-04-06 15-DL 15 4 Right Knee Surgery Loose Bodies - -
1994-03-20 1994-08-11 60-DL 144 113 Left Knee Surgery ACL 1994-04-04 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 ATL $14,000,000
2011 ATL $14,000,000
2010 ATL $14,000,000
2009 ATL $10,000,000
2008 ATL $12,333,333
2007 ATL $12,333,333
2006 ATL $12,333,333
2005 ATL $16,061,802
2004 ATL $15,333,333
2003 ATL $13,333,333
2002 ATL $11,333,333
2001 ATL $10,333,333
2000 ATL $4,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$160,145,133
13 yrTotal$160,145,133

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
19 y 24 dB.B. Abbott3 years/$42M (2010-12), 2013 option

Details
  • 3 years/$42M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed extension with Atlanta 3/31/09. $3M signing bonus. 10-12:$13M annually. 13:$7M club option. Performance bonuses: $0.75M each for 135, 140 games. 2013 option guaranteed at $9M with 123 games in 2012 or average of 127 games in 2011-12. 2013 option increases by $1M each for: 128, 133, 138, 140 games OR averages of 132, 137, 138, 140 games 2011-12. Retired 10/29/12.
  • 3 years/$37M (2006-08), plus 2009 option. Signed re-worked extension with Atlanta 11/05, replacing options and final guaranteed year of previous deal. $4M signing bonus due 1/06. 06:$11M, 07:$11M, 08:$11M, 09:$8M-$11M vesting option. Value of 2009 option based on performance and award bonuses (vested at $11M).
  • 6 years/$90M (2001-06), plus 2007 & 2008 club options. Signed extension with Atlanta 8/00. $8M signing bonus. 01:$9M, 02:$10M, 03:$12M, 04:$14M, 05:$15M, 06:$17M, 07:$15M club option, $5M buyout. 08:$15M club option, $5M buyout. 2007 option guaranteed with 450 PAs or All-Star selection in 06. 2008 option guaranteed with 450 PAs or All-Star selection in 07. $5M bonus if both 2007 & 2008 options vested. $4M deferred at 0% interest ($2M in 05, $2M in 06), reducing present value at time of signing (8/00) to $89.005M.
  • 4 years/$8.25M (1996-99), plus 2000 club option. Signed extension with Atlanta 2/15/96. 96:$0.75M, 97:$1.5M, 98:$2.5M, 99:$3.5M, 00:$4M club option. 1999 salary may increase $0.5M based on performance. 2000 option may increase to $4.75M based on performance. Performance, award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.114M (1995). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/95.
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1994). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/94.
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1993). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/93.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 1990 (1-1) (The Bolles School, Jacksonville, Fla.). $0.275M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lots of beer and chicks here, but that aside, I have Daniel Murphy clogging up my 3B spot. Who's a sneaky pick to grab off the wire the rest of the way? I'm thinking Pacheco, Frazier or guys of that ilk.
(Frank from ASU party)
First, party in the middle of the day? Impressive. Second, sneaking away from it to talk fantasy baseball? Even more impressive.

Yeah, guys like that work. Chris Nelson has 3B eligibiity and could be a good pick in that vein. Kyle Seager has a nice blend of skills. Juan Francisco's power would be quite valuable if Chipper Jones ends up with a more-than-nagging injury. I'm hearing good things about this guy named Will Middlebrooks too. Oh, he doesn't count? Nevermind... (Derek Carty)
2011-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with the Braves lately? 7 of their last 10 games have been one run affairs. The offense sucks, and the pitching's been good. Is this kind of high-wire act what we should expect going forward until one of those two things changes?
(Matt A from Raleigh)
They weren't set up to be a great offense in the first place, and with the injury to Jason Heyward and that utter catastrophe we call Dan Uggla, that's two pieces of the offense that were expected to contribute that haven't been able to. No wonder Chipper Jones is pushing Heyward to return. In an ideal world, they could get Martin Prado (also dinged up) back to the infield to sit Uggla, but they just don't have the depth of outfielders to do that. ...Not sure if it's so good that three Braves are among the leaders in games pitched, including Kimbrel at #3. (Steven Goldman)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Considering Chipper Jones' injury history and his yearly struggle later in his career to play 140 games, is the name of this forecast intended or a lucky occurance?
(Tavis Bregel from Covington, KY)
Totally intended. Marc Normandin did the backronym honors. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-04-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anticipating that this is (probably) his final year, are we somewhat laconic about Chipper Jones's place in history? A very strong argument can be made that he is the most well-rounded third baseman in the history of the game (and possibly the most productive); upon induction, he will have the highest OPS of any 3B in the HOF and is around 45 runs above average defensively.
(Silvpak from NY, NY)
Chipper wasn't the most productive 3B of all time, not when you think about Mike Schmidt, but he's certainly up there. There is no argument for keeping him out of the Hall of Fame other than perversely protective feelings for Hooters waitresses. I'm less confident in his defense than you are, and the Braves wouldn't have hustled him off to left field a couple of times if they weren't similarly ambivalent. There were several years, in fact, where the Braves might have been better off moving Jones to 1B, often an empty position for them, and letting a more agile player man the hot corner. Might have been better for Chipper's health, too. (Steven Goldman)
2010-09-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Joe! Glad to see that work on your book is coming apace, I look forward to buying (and reading) it. My question concerns Scott Rolen - is he a HOFer? Bill James has been running a series on 3rd basemen recently that got me wondering, and I checked his profile out on BP and he's got 80.2 WARP (I'm assuming WARP3) over his career.
(belewfripp from Knoxville, TN)
I think he needs a couple more years to make up some of the counting-stats deficit caused by his time missed to injuries. He doesn't have to play at 2010's level, but some above-average seasons allowing him to get to 2500 hits and approach 400 homers would help. There are people who don't think Chipper Jones is a Hall of Famer, and Rolen slides in behind him for sure.

I think he will be deserving in time, and will eventually get in through the front door after 6-7 years on the ballot. From a narrative standpoint, this October could be important. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Todd Van Poppel was one player who tried to manipulate his way away from a team, saying he just wouldn't sign with the Braves. The Braves took Chipper Jones instead and have sent Van Poppel a bouquet of flowers every day since then. Pete Incaviglia made all kinds of demands of the Expos so he wouldn't have to sign there. They traded him, provoking a rules change.
(Steven Goldman from Langley, New Jersey)
Andrew Miller also tried, and the Tigers called his bluff. I'm ticked as Gary Brown to the Giants makes great sense, and I love this pick. 3.9 to first from the right side? SOLD. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team 5x5 single season, I have two DL slots, currently occupied by Derek Holland and Michael Gonzalez. Should I replace either with Orlando Hudson, cut Hudson, or cut Nate McLouth or Chipper Jones from my bench. Also, have you played God of War III, and if so were you put off at all by how violent some of the game was?
(Bill N from Buffalo)
God of War's combat bores me. I don't mind the violence, but that's really the selling point for it IMO. I'm also someone whose favorite part of Gears of War is sneaking up on a baddie with a chainsaw bayonet, so I might not be the best person to ask about that.

It might be time to cut Nate McLouth--it's not like anyone is going to snag him off of waivers if he starts to hit, because his current line is so awful that he won't show up on anyone's radar unless they are beyond desperate. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which person is more washed up, Jenna Jameson or Chipper Jones?
(John from New York)
Wait, I thought the joke was that Ms. Jameson wasn't washed--nevermind.

Chipper will definitely finish the year with a better line than the one he has now. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following is most likely to turn it around this year a. Dodgers b. Braves c. Javier Vazquez
(mikeel from Escondido, CA)
I don't think any of those turning it around is an outrageous proposition. The Dodgers have begun taking steps in that direction over the past five days, and Vazquez had a strong start even in defeat. As for the Braves, there's a lot of talent there, but their overreliance on Melky Cabrera as an everyday player is killing them, and I think this may be the year that Chipper Jones' body says no, so I'm less optimistic. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anyone make your Do-Not-Draft list becaue of 2009? I'm thinking of slapping Chipper there, as well as Alexei.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
I really can't quit Chipper Jones, but I'm going to try to have to restrain myself this spring. I always always always end up with him. I haven't formulated the list yet, but I will probably also have to avoid Brian Giles. My poor cat will be so ashamed of me for abandoning his namesake like that. (Marc Normandin)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)How long do I hang on to Wieters? Is he coming up soon? I have Posada on the DL and Suzuki starting, but my three-player bench is getting stretched with Votto and Reyes going throught their issues and trying to be ready for the normal Chipper Jones issues.
(sroney from OC, Cal)
I expect we'll see Weiters between Memorial Day and Flag Day. Remember, he didn't play well to start the season, so there's no pressure being brought to bear. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How concerned should the Braves be that Chipper Jones is on pace to strike out 324 times?
(Adrian Veidt from Karnak)
It's balanced by Derek Lowe being on pace to throw 256 innings with a 0.00 ERA. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)I took Chipper Jones in the second round of my fantasy draft (first one ever). Am I going to look like a genius or a moron?
(Rob from Brighton)
Bit of both. He'll hit like a second round pick when healthy, but stock up on Maalox for the times he's not. It's hard to say anything about any individual league. I don't know your rules, your league, your opponents, your risk tolerance, your biases ... plus nothing's more boring than hearing about someone else's fantasy team. (Will Carroll)
2009-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking at the numbers I don't see why anyone would draft A-Rod over David Wright. Thoughts?
(kccputech from Kansas City, KS)
Wright's my favorite for the position, but I also like Chipper Jones a sliver more than A-Rod, which apparently makes me a terrible person ;-) (Marc Normandin)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Braves pitching depth come August. Lowe, Vazquez, Jurrjens, Kawakami, Hudson, Hanson. Its not out of the question that young guys like Reyes and Morton make the jump. Campillo is hanging around as well. Impressive?
(Nathaniel from London)
Notionally, although I'm not a big Morton believer. (A pity they traded Salty, that would have been one punny battery in the making.) But I'm just not a huge Vazquez believer, quite a few people think Jurrjens is going to lose ground, and Hudson's not going to be instantly ready. It's a good group, to be sure, but it's also what the Braves needed to be able to try to milk one last pennant out of the Chipper Jones era. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)"because they don't exactly have that reputation for getting to the postseason to offer to a veteran looking for a taste of October" Has it gotten that bad, that fast, for the Braves? I mean, they used to have that reputation. Have three years of the Phillies and Mets spending up a storm really changed the Braves' reputation that much?
(mhawkins from Oxford, Miss.)
Three years is an eternity in sports, and the Braves haven't been especially close. They're sort of in the same place the Orioles were in, say, 1986. There comes a point where you have to say the dynasty's all the way in the rear-view mirror. To his credit, Frank Wren's kept up the team's tradition of making quality moves to make room for new talent, and the trade for Teixeira was a swell win-now move in 2007, but in point of fact, they've got bupkus to show for it as far as getting to October action. How far does offering a thirtysomething a contact high from playing with a potential Hall of Famer like Chipper Jones get you? (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tim Beckham is hitting 190 /.254 /.206. Too early to declare a bust?
(Big Steve from St. Louis)
He's a total bust. Horrible player. Just like when Derek Jeter hit .202/.281/.312 in the Gulf Coast League after getting draft. What a bust. Or when Chipper Jones hit .229/.271/.321 when he was draft. Total bust! The guy has played 19 games. Deep breaths people. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Chipper Jones slash stats at season's end?
(PJ from Montreal)
.358/.461/.622 (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)Jay: It seems to me that the statistical 'cliff' that potential HOFers can fall off of is much higher than for normal players. Maybe the evidence is more anecdotal than actual, but I seem to remember many of those players (guys like Knoblauch and Rice leap to mind instantly) when I think of players of my era that were 'destined' for the HOF. Does the wide gulf between normal and HOF-levels of performance play any part in calculating future HOF worthiness of active players?
(sodbuster from Wagner)
Well, it's certainly a longer way down from being very good to so craptastic that you have to hang up your spikes in your mid-30s as both Rice and Chuckie Knobs did, and it tends to generate more coverage as to "what went wrong" though in fact these players were at least exceptional for some period of their careers.

But you're onto something with your question. Predicting Hallworthiness among active players is a tricky business. Even a great and useful predictive tool like PECOTA isn't all that helpful, because HOF caliber players tend to continue outstripping their projections late into their careers. Guys in their mid-30s who might have a shot may still need to hit their 75 percentile projections or above year after year in order to make a great case for themselves. Here I'm thinking of perennial All-Stars like Chipper Jones (who I think will make it) and Jorge Posada (I hope but don't think he will) as well as the fall-off-the-table cases like Carlos Delgado and Jim Edmonds. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chipper Jones is batting .420. We are past Memorial Day now. Is it too early to get excited? (Especially since it's easy to envision a scenario where he only plays in 130 games, enough to qualify but not enough to regress.)
(Randy from Ann Arbor, MI)
Yeah, it is. He'd have to be at .410 or so in mid-August for this to get really interesting. Tony Gwynn was hitting .394 when the strike hit in 1994, and that wasn't as big a story as you'd think. Seriously, check back in August. Love the guy, but we're not there. We're not close. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a specific difference in Chipper Jones' game that has helped him stay relatively healthy the last year or so?
(Brock D from Shakopee, MN)
That's very relative ... so no. Chipper's well on his way to being Moises Alou and that's not an insult.

Hey, UTK is up! Go read it while I take this call. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Counting stats aside, how many thirdbaseman in the history of the game are better than Chipper Jones? He the greatest...
(Aunt Jamima from Atlanta)
Not to bash on Jay's recent good stuff about JAWS and contemporary ballplayers, but I have to agree with you and state that Chipper's looking like somebody who's a no-doubt-about-it selection for the Hall. And not just because he turns into the Punisher whenever he's facing the Mets... (Christina Kahrl)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, Needless to say I am displessed with Andruw Jones' "performance" this year. Will he turn it around? Would you dump him for Gomez, Cameron, Cuddyer or Crisp?
(joe from michigan)
I assumed he would bounce back slightly this year, though not to an All-Star level. That had to do with his .248 BABIP, but he looks terrible this year, with an even worse BABIP and a K% over 35%. It might be safe to say that Chipper Jones' post-peak years have gone better than Andruw's :-) (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can and will Chipper Jones reach the Hall of Fame? On the "yes" side, his rate stats are excellent, he was the best position player on a near-Dynasty team, and he has an MVP award. On the "no" side, he is terrible defensively and his counting numbers don't jump out given the recent offensive explosion. Part of the homers-RBI-runs deficiency is his fault (injuries), part of that isn't (the Braves leadoff and #2 guys have historically been bad), and part of it is that counting stats don't reward Chipper's excellent patience.
(Justin from Newport Beach)
This one has been asked a few times, and it's worth a longer look - I'll tackle it in a Hit and Run next week. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chipper Jones and Carlos Pena fell to me in the 7th and 8th rounds in a 13 team league, can I expect close to the same production they had last year?
(Taylor from Toronto)
Looks like you got Chipper right about where he should be and even though I don't think Pena sniffs his numbers from last year you still got him at a good value since he is going in the 4th and 5th in 12 teamers. (Mike Siano)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA sees some real longevity for Chipper Jones. I just put a 3 year contract bid down for him in my free agency league and the other owners near passed out... Am I being snookered by a spreadsheet here? Is chipper really going to have OPSes like that in 2010?
(Bertram Grover Weeks from Pasadena)
I don't think you're being snookered. Remember, the man's gifts were remarkable back at the very start of his career, and that he's preserved almost all of them exceptionally well, even after a number of injuries. Add in the virtue of modern training and medical techniques, and his obvious drive, and I think it becomes very plausible indeed, and not merely some algorithm on pop rocks. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Chipper Jones--Still awesome?
(Wilson from DC)
He's still just 36 - he could be an elite hitter for another 4 or 5 years, even if he has to slide over to first base (which will probably happen after Teixeira inevitably leaves the Braves next winter.) A pretty clear first-ballot Hall of Famer in my book - 3000 hits and 500 homers gets you in through the VIP entrance unless you lie to congress.

A few more questions... (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)A lot is made of the outfield depth in the Atlanta farm system, but how are they elsewhere? Is there anybody currently in the system who could realisticly be expected to be ready to step in at 3rd base in 3-4 years when Chipper Jones decides to hang up the spikes?
(Robert from Atlanta)
The Braves strength is definitely in their pitching. Postion-wise, other than the outfield, they're very shallow. (Kevin Goldstein)


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