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Portrait of Alfredo Amezaga

Alfredo Amezaga 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 1570 .247 .307 .333 72 2.0
Birth Date1-16-1978
Height5' 11"
Weight165 lbs
Age41 years, 8 months, 2 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
2002 ANA 24 12 13 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .538 .538 .692 83 -0.2 0.5 0.3 0.1
2003 ANA 25 37 120 22 3 2 2 9 23 1 2 2 .210 .278 .333 66 -4.8 0.2 -1.9 -0.2
2004 ANA 26 73 105 15 2 0 2 3 24 3 3 2 .161 .212 .247 41 -7.6 0.9 2.1 -0.1
2005 COL 27 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 87 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT 27 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 81 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2006 FLO 28 132 378 87 9 3 3 33 46 3 20 12 .260 .332 .332 76 -10.3 2.8 1.6 0.6
2007 FLO 29 133 448 105 14 9 2 35 52 4 13 7 .263 .324 .358 79 -10.1 1.2 4.8 1.1
2008 FLO 30 125 337 82 13 5 3 19 47 3 8 2 .264 .312 .367 73 -10.6 1.4 4.7 0.7
2009 FLO 31 27 75 15 3 0 0 5 16 0 1 1 .217 .267 .261 61 -3.4 0.5 0.1 0.0
2011 COL 33 20 38 8 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .242 .297 .273 77 -0.9 -0.9 -1.1 -0.2
2011 FLO 33 20 49 6 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 .136 .208 .136 75 -1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0
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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
1999 BOI A- NWN 0 233 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUT Rk PIO 0 40 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LEL A+ CLF 0 487 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ARK AA TXS 70 314 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SLC AAA PCL 49 220 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB AL 12 13 .268 .330 .446 .583 101 1.5 0.4 0.2 83 14 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.1
2002 SLC AAA PCL 128 583 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ANA MLB AL 37 120 .263 .330 .419 .250 98 -8.1 3.3 1.3 66 16 -1.9 0.2 -4.8 -0.2
2003 SLC AAA PCL 75 344 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB AL 73 105 .260 .330 .418 .194 102 -12 3.1 0.9 41 16 2.1 0.9 -7.6 -0.1
2004 SLC AAA PCL 32 150 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 COL MLB NL 2 3 .295 .358 .485 .333 106 -0.1 0.1 0 87 6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
2005 PIT MLB NL 3 4 .307 .349 .448 .000 99 -0.5 0.1 0 81 6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2005 IND AAA INT 64 211 .276 .341 .436 .383 105 0.8 5.8 0.7 120 0 -3.9 1.6 5.2 0.9
2006 FLO MLB NL 132 378 .270 .335 .431 .294 94 -10.5 11.4 0.8 76 9 1.6 2.8 -10.3 0.6
2007 FLO MLB NL 133 448 .268 .330 .429 .293 104 -8.8 13.3 1.7 79 8 4.8 1.2 -10.1 1.1
2008 FLO MLB NL 125 337 .264 .332 .419 .303 96 -7.4 9.7 1.3 73 11 4.7 1.4 -10.6 0.7
2009 FLO MLB NL 27 75 .260 .336 .427 .278 99 -5.4 2.2 0.3 61 10 0.1 0.5 -3.4 0.0
2009 JUP A+ FSL 3 11 .265 .343 .358 .375 86 0.7 0.3 0 122 0 1.0 -0.1 0.2 0.1
2010 CHT AA SOU 1 4 .242 .304 .363 1.000 87 1.8 0.1 0.1 167 0 0.0 -0.4 0.3 0.0
2011 COL MLB NL 20 38 .249 .312 .377 .296 111 -1 1.0 0 77 9 -1.1 -0.9 -0.9 -0.2
2011 FLO MLB NL 20 49 .240 .302 .361 .162 94 -5.8 1.3 -0.1 75 9 0.0 0.3 -1.3 0.0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 67 277 .289 .360 .460 .342 126 1.1 8.6 1 97 0 6.8 0.2 0.0 1.6
2011 OBR Wnt LMP 36 136 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 IOW AAA PCL 113 439 .279 .343 .432 .308 94 1.3 13.0 1.5 94 0 2.8 1.6 -1.5 1.7
2012 OBR Wnt LMP 55 247 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 37 141 .270 .339 .409 .385 111 7.6 3.9 0.2 135 0 -1.0 -2.0 4.0 0.5
2015 QUI AAA MEX 75 277 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 QUI AAA MEX 75 281 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 QUI AAA MEX 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 TIJ AAA MEX 79 345 .000 .000 .000 .331 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
1999 BUT Rk PIO 40 34 11 10 2 0 0 12 5 5 5 6 2 .294 .400 .353 .059 0 0
1999 BOI A- NWN 233 205 52 66 6 4 2 86 29 23 29 14 3 .322 .403 .420 .098 0 0
2000 LEL A+ CLF 487 420 90 117 13 4 4 150 44 63 70 73 21 .279 .378 .357 .079 0 0
2001 SLC AAA PCL 220 200 28 50 5 4 1 66 16 14 45 9 6 .250 .306 .330 .080 2 2
2001 ARK AA TXS 314 285 50 89 10 5 4 121 21 22 55 24 15 .312 .366 .425 .112 3 3
2002 SLC AAA PCL 583 518 77 130 25 7 6 187 51 45 100 23 14 .251 .317 .361 .110 6 6
2002 ANA MLB AL 13 13 3 7 2 0 0 9 2 0 1 1 0 .538 .538 .692 .154 0 0
2003 ANA MLB AL 120 105 15 22 3 2 2 35 7 9 23 2 2 .210 .278 .333 .124 0 5
2003 SLC AAA PCL 344 317 55 110 20 5 3 149 45 20 39 14 8 .347 .392 .470 .123 1 1
2004 SLC AAA PCL 150 135 15 35 5 2 2 50 14 13 18 7 0 .259 .327 .370 .111 1 1
2004 ANA MLB AL 105 93 12 15 2 0 2 23 11 3 24 3 2 .161 .212 .247 .086 0 6
2005 COL MLB NL 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2005 PIT MLB NL 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2005 IND AAA INT 211 185 28 63 12 2 1 82 12 17 27 14 7 .341 .392 .443 .103 5 5
2006 FLO MLB NL 378 334 42 87 9 3 3 111 19 33 46 20 12 .260 .332 .332 .072 1 7
2007 FLO MLB NL 448 400 46 105 14 9 2 143 30 35 52 13 7 .263 .324 .358 .095 5 4
2008 FLO MLB NL 337 311 41 82 13 5 3 114 32 19 47 8 2 .264 .312 .367 .103 0 4
2009 FLO MLB NL 75 69 6 15 3 0 0 18 5 5 16 1 1 .217 .267 .261 .043 1 0
2009 JUP A+ FSL 11 9 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .000 0 0
2010 CHT AA SOU 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 0 0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 277 239 49 73 19 1 4 106 41 29 36 4 2 .305 .385 .444 .138 3 2
2011 OBR Wnt LMP 136 124 15 34 11 0 3 54 15 9 26 4 2 .274 .328 .435 .161 0 2
2011 COL MLB NL 38 33 5 8 1 0 0 9 2 3 7 0 0 .242 .297 .273 .030 1 1
2011 FLO MLB NL 49 44 1 6 0 0 0 6 2 4 7 0 0 .136 .208 .136 .000 0 1
2012 IOW AAA PCL 439 398 65 109 17 2 6 148 42 37 60 12 3 .274 .336 .372 .098 2 1
2012 OBR Wnt LMP 247 227 40 78 12 2 5 109 26 15 39 5 5 .344 .384 .480 .137 2 2
2013 ABQ AAA PCL 141 124 19 42 10 1 2 60 25 14 20 1 1 .339 .404 .484 .145 2 0
2015 QUI AAA MEX 277 249 33 61 8 1 4 83 25 21 45 5 0 .245 .306 .333 .088 0 6
2016 QUI AAA MEX 281 247 29 64 8 0 3 81 20 28 41 7 2 .259 .338 .328 .069 1 3
2017 QUI AAA MEX 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .000 0 0
2017 TIJ AAA MEX 345 304 38 87 13 0 4 112 37 29 50 5 5 .286 .359 .368 .082 1 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1204 0.4975 0.4460 0.8417 0.5910 0.3025 0.8955 0.7377 0.1583 -0.0024
2009 290 0.5345 0.4655 0.8000 0.6065 0.3037 0.8617 0.6585 0.2000 0.0005
2011 316 0.5000 0.4367 0.8043 0.5886 0.2848 0.9140 0.5778 0.1957 -0.0029
Career18100.50390.44750.82850.59310.29960.89330.69710.1715-0.0020

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
2013-03-21 2013-03-23 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-15 Camp 11 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2011-03-04 2011-03-04 On-Alr 0 0 Soreness Big Toe -
2010-05-18 2010-09-07 Minors 112 0 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2010-07-01
2009-05-17 2009-10-05 60-DL 141 125 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2009-07-13
2009-03-27 2009-04-12 15-DL 16 5 Left Knee Sprain -
2009-03-06 2009-03-27 Camp 21 0 Left Knee Sprain -
2005-08-27 2005-09-06 Minors 10 9 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 LAN $
2009 FLO $1,300,000
2008 FLO $945,000
2007 FLO $380,000
2006 FLO $340,000
2005 COL, PIT $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$3,285,000
7 yrTotal$3,285,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 166 dMike Nicotera1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/5/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Colorado 4/29/11. DFA by Colorado 5/29/11, sent outright to Triple-A 6/2/11. Acquired by Florida in trade from Colorado 8/6/11. Contract purchased by Florida 8/6/11. DFA 9/6/11, released by Florida 9/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/2/10 (minor-league contract). $0.65M in majors. $0.15M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2009). Re-signed by Florida 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration). $0.1M in performance bonuses. Non-tendered by Florida 12/12/09.
  • 1 year/$0.945M (2008). Re-signed by Florida 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $15,000 each for 475, 525 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Renewed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2006). Signed as a free agent 11/05.
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2005). Claimed off waivers from Colorado 4/05.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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YearComment
2013 Alfredo Amezaga has a weak bat, but he can play seven positions, and he even pitched a perfect third of an inning in Triple-A last year.
2010 When the Icelandic saga of Marlins’ center fielders is written (the Chuckie Carr sögur) Amezaga will be shown to have heroically but somewhat pointlessly bridged the roughly two-year period between Reggie Abercrombie’s face-plant and the elevation of Cody Ross. The heroic part is that Amezaga did a fine job defensively despite having been almost exclusively an infielder to that point. The pointless comes in because he hit all of .260/.323/.346 in the role, which isn’t really helping. Amezaga missed most of the season after microfracture surgery on his left knee; Ross has center field and Emilio Bonifacio has his utility job, while Amezaga was non-tendered. He will likely never again be a regular, nor should he be, though we probably don’t have to worry about that as there’s only one Marlins organization.
2009 Amezaga Anonymous warns you about a few symptoms of Amezaga addiction: it starts with enjoying something for its modest virtues, then deciding a little's not enough, and then getting hooked. Amezaga has played far too much center and gotten far too many at-bats for a nice little utility player. The Fish are slowly kicking the habit—giving Cody Ross a shot last season cut into AA's playing time, and with Cameron Maybin on the horizon and Emilio Bonifacio potentially challenging him for a utility role, even his roster spot might get poured out. And if that doesn't work, there's always the Amezaga Patch, which has the dual benefit of curing the problem and keeping him safely tethered to the manager's arm.
2008 This former Angels prospect had never played the outfield until doing so in Triple-A in 2005 as a member of the Pirates' organization. Since then, he's led the Marlins in defensive innings in center field. It should come as no surprise, then, that he's been part of the massive defensive problems plaguing the Marlins; he's slightly below average out there with a mediocre arm. If Amezaga could hit, you'd forgive that, but he hits like the fifth infielder he really is. If returned to that role, he'd be a valuable bench player, but that might have to wait until Cameron Maybin is ready.
2007 Among the 35 players to play regularly or semi-regularly as center fielders in the NL last year, Florida had the bottom two in VORP: Abercrombie and Eric Reed. It was such a persistent problem that they eventually turned to career utility infielder Amezaga, who had never before played center in the majors. He wound up being the best of the bunch, which is sort of like being the tallest midget in the circus. Amezaga is on the wrong side of 27 and has a career line of .240/.306/.325. His versatility makes him a useful last man off the bench, but any team that starts him for more than a day at a time really isn`t serious about its chances.
2005 This Utility Infielder is not suitable for everyday usage. Do not attempt to start Utility Infielder; starting will void Utility Infielder's warrantee. Utility Infielder is for external use only; if Utility Infielder is swallowed, seek medical attention immediately… Back in 2000, Amezaga was a 22-year-old Cal Leaguer who'd stolen 73 bases and took enough walks that his upside looked something like that of D'Angelo Jimenez, but with speed instead of power. Since then, the walks and stolen bases have disappeared, leaving defensive versatility as his only asset. Claimed on waivers from the Rockies, he'll back up Clint Barmes and Aaron Miles.
2004 This is what a prospect looked like in the Angels' system as recently as a year ago. Now, with the three top guys coming along, plus a first-round pick in Brandon Wood who looks like he can play and even a hard thrower like Ervin Santana, Amezaga looks more like what he is: a utility infielder-to-be. Amezaga enters camp battling with David Eckstein for the shortstop job. He's not an asset outside of the marketing department.
2003 Amezaga is a utility infielder with some promise. At one point or another, he’s shown plate discipline, the ability to hit for a reasonable average, and the ability to play pretty good defense at both middle infield positions. If he does all of those things at once, he probably has a career as a pretty decent 24th man ahead of him.
2002 Amezaga made strides with the bat at Arkansas, so the Angels betrayed their desperation by moving him to the PCL. Most players can’t handle that kind of itinerary, especially if they're suspect to begin with like Amezaga. There’s talk about him displacing either David Eckstein or Adam Kennedy, although it's not clear what the impetus for that would be.
2001 In his first full season of pro ball, Alfredo Amezaga didn't hit for average, take walks, or show power. He can steal bases but was old for the California League and struggled. The Angels still have Amezaga at shortstop in the hopes he can fill their yawning void at the position in 2003. He's a better bet to get hung up at Double-A and never be seen again.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)When do I make it up?
(Eric Young from Colorado)
The Jonathan Herrera hype is either dying or dead, depending on your point of view and the Rockies are using Alfredo Amezaga some days at second. Anytime now, really, unless the Rockies are waiting for your Super Two date to pass. (R.J. Anderson)


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