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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
15 6615 .282 .336 .407 .259 24.3
Birth Date6-4-1974
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age44 years, 1 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1996 CAL 22 57 229 208 34 59 5 1 4 78 17 29 0 3 1 20 3 3 .284 .333 .375 .251 6.6 3.2 0.9
1997 ANA 23 139 605 539 99 161 34 4 16 251 51 86 4 6 5 77 23 8 .299 .360 .466 .285 24.0 1.7 2.5
1998 ANA 24 133 590 537 84 159 39 3 19 261 43 77 6 3 1 82 20 6 .296 .353 .486 .293 33.4 -4.3 2.9
1999 ANA 25 142 638 585 84 148 22 5 13 219 47 101 1 3 2 53 13 7 .253 .308 .374 .229 -14.7 26.1 1.1
2000 ANA 26 157 747 676 121 240 39 6 25 366 64 82 1 4 2 100 28 8 .355 .409 .541 .310 64.2 24.9 8.3
2001 ANA 27 157 711 631 89 163 35 1 9 227 62 113 10 7 1 63 24 10 .258 .331 .360 .249 13.9 8.0 2.2
2002 ANA 28 150 663 625 99 177 28 4 10 243 27 67 2 4 5 73 23 3 .283 .313 .389 .251 16.3 31.7 4.8
2003 ANA 29 67 284 258 35 65 7 1 4 86 18 40 4 2 2 17 9 1 .252 .309 .333 .226 0.2 7.2 0.7
2004 ANA 30 125 543 495 79 146 29 1 7 198 37 74 4 4 3 69 16 1 .295 .346 .400 .262 12.5 -0.6 1.2
2005 ANA 31 153 663 609 86 166 33 3 7 226 47 109 1 2 4 66 10 3 .273 .325 .371 .252 4.3 2.2 0.7
2006 ANA 32 40 105 95 8 21 8 1 0 31 6 18 2 1 1 5 1 1 .221 .279 .326 .206 -2.0 0.1 -0.2
2007 CHA 33 87 345 310 33 77 13 1 4 104 28 44 0 1 6 32 7 2 .248 .310 .335 .237 -1.5 -2.4 -0.4
2008 HOU 34 140 342 322 49 89 16 0 4 117 14 68 2 2 2 31 2 3 .276 .309 .363 .239 3.7 -0.5 0.3
2009 HOU 35 107 150 134 13 26 8 2 2 44 14 31 0 1 1 11 0 2 .194 .268 .328 .205 -5.2 -2.1 -0.7
Career165466156024913169731633124245147593937433669917958.282.336.407.259155.895.324.3

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1995 LEL A+ 25 120 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .419 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAL MLB 57 229 .251 .281 .348 .447 .269 .309 99 -2.4 7.1 0 3.2 1.9 6.6 0.9 6.6 0.9
1996 VAN AAA 85 401 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ANA MLB 139 605 .285 .274 .339 .432 .265 .327 96 16.8 16.7 -11.3 1.7 1.8 24.0 2.5 24.0 2.5
1998 ANA MLB 133 590 .293 .271 .337 .430 .265 .315 95 21.1 16.0 -7.3 -4.3 3.5 33.4 2.9 33.4 2.9
1999 ANA MLB 142 638 .229 .275 .346 .440 .264 .285 96 -23.3 17.8 -8.8 26.1 -0.4 -14.7 1.1 -14.7 1.1
2000 ANA MLB 157 747 .310 .272 .341 .436 .260 .375 93 44.2 21.2 -5.6 24.9 4.4 64.2 8.3 64.2 8.3
2001 ANA MLB 157 711 .249 .264 .328 .422 .259 .298 98 -8.6 19.5 0.8 8.0 2.2 13.9 2.2 13.9 2.2
2002 ANA MLB 150 663 .251 .263 .330 .424 .264 .303 96 -6.2 17.7 1.3 31.7 3.6 16.3 4.8 16.3 4.8
2003 ANA MLB 67 284 .226 .264 .329 .421 .260 .282 99 -10.4 7.7 0.8 7.2 2.1 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.7
2003 SLC AAA 7 29 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .423 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 125 543 .262 .266 .332 .424 .256 .333 103 1.1 16.2 -10.4 -0.6 5.6 12.5 1.2 12.5 1.2
2004 SLC AAA 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .133 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ANA MLB 153 663 .252 .265 .326 .418 .260 .321 97 -5.8 19.1 -12.2 2.2 3.3 4.3 0.7 4.3 0.7
2006 ANA MLB 40 105 .206 .277 .337 .440 .260 .269 100 -6.4 3.2 0.2 0.1 1.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2006 RCU A+ 7 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SLC AAA 7 31 .120 .275 .337 .431 .265 .107 103 -4.6 0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2007 CHA MLB 87 345 .237 .265 .329 .418 .260 .278 100 -8.7 10.2 -1.9 -2.4 -1.1 -1.5 -0.4 -1.5 -0.4
2007 CHR AAA 12 52 .142 .272 .340 .417 .262 .182 98 -6.9 1.6 -0.1 -0.3 1.1 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2008 HOU MLB 140 342 .239 .261 .328 .412 .260 .337 101 -7.9 9.9 -1 -0.5 2.7 3.7 0.3 3.7 0.3
2009 HOU MLB 107 150 .205 .259 .334 .429 .268 .235 95 -8.7 4.3 -1.1 -2.1 0.2 -5.2 -0.7 -5.2 -0.7
2009 CCH AA 2 9 .259 .277 .344 .412 .259 .429 113 0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 LEL A+ 120 24 41 7 3 5 24 6 22 3 0 .363 .395 .611 .248 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 VAN AAA 401 63 107 22 5 6 41 44 53 11 6 .305 .386 .447 .142 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAL MLB 229 34 59 5 1 4 20 17 29 3 3 .284 .333 .375 .091 .251 6.6 3.2 0.9
1997 ANA MLB 605 99 161 34 4 16 77 51 86 23 8 .299 .360 .466 .167 .285 24.0 1.7 2.5
1998 ANA MLB 590 84 159 39 3 19 82 43 77 20 6 .296 .353 .486 .190 .293 33.4 -4.3 2.9
1999 ANA MLB 638 84 148 22 5 13 53 47 101 13 7 .253 .308 .374 .121 .229 -14.7 26.1 1.1
2000 ANA MLB 747 121 240 39 6 25 100 64 82 28 8 .355 .409 .541 .186 .310 64.2 24.9 8.3
2001 ANA MLB 711 89 163 35 1 9 63 62 113 24 10 .258 .331 .360 .101 .249 13.9 8.0 2.2
2002 ANA MLB 663 99 177 28 4 10 73 27 67 23 3 .283 .313 .389 .106 .251 16.3 31.7 4.8
2003 SLC AAA 29 6 11 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 .407 .448 .407 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ANA MLB 284 35 65 7 1 4 17 18 40 9 1 .252 .309 .333 .081 .226 0.2 7.2 0.7
2004 SLC AAA 17 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ANA MLB 543 79 146 29 1 7 69 37 74 16 1 .295 .346 .400 .105 .262 12.5 -0.6 1.2
2005 ANA MLB 663 86 166 33 3 7 66 47 109 10 3 .273 .325 .371 .099 .252 4.3 2.2 0.7
2006 SLC AAA 31 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 .100 .129 .100 .000 .120 -3.8 0.0 -0.4
2006 ANA MLB 105 8 21 8 1 0 5 6 18 1 1 .221 .279 .326 .105 .206 -2.0 0.1 -0.2
2006 RCU A+ 18 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 .214 .389 .214 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHA MLB 345 33 77 13 1 4 32 28 44 7 2 .248 .310 .335 .087 .237 -1.5 -2.4 -0.4
2007 CHR AAA 52 3 6 0 0 0 2 5 14 0 0 .128 .212 .128 .000 .142 -4.3 -0.3 -0.4
2008 HOU MLB 342 49 89 16 0 4 31 14 68 2 3 .276 .309 .363 .087 .239 3.7 -0.5 0.3
2009 HOU MLB 150 13 26 8 2 2 11 14 31 0 2 .194 .268 .328 .134 .205 -5.2 -2.1 -0.7
2009 CCH AA 9 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .556 .222 .259 0.0 -0.1 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1195 0.5029 0.4703 0.7865 0.5774 0.3620 0.8703 0.6512 0.2135 516 0.007736
2009 582 0.4570 0.4588 0.7453 0.5789 0.3576 0.8961 0.5398 0.2547 251 -0.007751
Career17770.48790.46650.7730.57790.36060.87870.61470.227429.20770.0027

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
2009-09-15 2009-09-15 On-Alr 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2009-09-13 2009-09-20 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-07-19 2009-08-07 15-DL 19 17 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-07-08 2009-07-16 DTD 8 5 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-25 2009-03-28 Camp 3 0 General Medical Illness -
2009-02-23 2009-02-25 Camp 2 0 Right Face Fracture Hairline Cheekbone -
2007-08-02 2007-08-02 DTD 0 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2007-06-23 2007-07-31 15-DL 38 36 Left Ankle Sprain -
2007-06-01 2007-06-22 15-DL 21 19 Left Ankle Sprain -
2006-09-26 2006-10-01 DTD 5 5 Right Ankle Surgery Bone Spurs and Scar Tissue 2006-10-01
2006-06-18 2006-09-01 60-DL 75 66 Right Ankle Sprain Bone Spurs Caused Torn Ligament and Scar Tissue In Heel -
2006-05-01 2006-06-12 15-DL 42 37 Right Foot Bone Spur -
2006-03-18 2006-03-26 Camp 8 0 Right Ankle Bone Spur -
2005-08-30 2005-08-30 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion on a Railing -
2005-08-05 2005-08-09 DTD 4 3 Right Hip Inflammation -
2005-03-12 2005-03-17 Camp 5 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-09-13 2004-09-14 DTD 1 1 Low Back Stiffness -
2004-06-24 2004-06-25 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Dislocation Middle Finger Knuckle -
2004-05-09 2004-06-14 15-DL 36 31 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-08-07 2003-09-28 15-DL 52 49 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-04-20 2003-06-09 15-DL 50 42 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-08-11 1999-08-27 15-DL 16 14 Right Knee Sprain - -
1998-09-03 1998-09-16 DTD 13 10 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1998-08-04 1998-08-19 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 HOU $1,750,000
2008 HOU $1,000,000
2007 CHA $750,000
2006 ANA $8,500,000
2005 ANA $8,000,000
2004 ANA $7,750,000
2003 ANA $7,250,000
2002 ANA $6,250,000
2001 ANA $3,450,000
2000 ANA $2,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$47,200,000
10 yrTotal$47,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 77 dGreg Genske (formerly Jeff Moorad)1 yr/$1.75M (09)

Details
  • signed extension 8/29/08, 1 year/$1.75M (09)+performance bonus
  • signed as a free agent from CWS 12/27/07, 1 year/$1M (08)+performance bonus
  • CWS declined 08 option 10/30/07
  • signed as a free agent from LAA 1/07, 1 year/$1M (07)+$3.5M 08 club option, 07:$0.75M, 08:$3.5M club option $0.25M buyout
  • option may increase to $6M with 600 plate appearances 07 & by $0.25M for Comeback Plyear of Yr 07
  • $0.25M buyout for 08 may increase to $1.25M based on 07 plate appearances
  • signed extension 8/02, 4 year/$32M (03-06) $1M signing bonus
  • 03:$7M, 04:$7.5M, 05:$8M, 06:$8.5M
  • limited no-trade protection-may designate 4 teams he cannont be traded to each year
  • arbitration-eligible after 01, FA after 02
  • 1 year/$6.25M (02)
  • 4 year/$7.25M (98-01) 98:$0.5M, 99:$0.8M, 00:$2.5M, 01:$3.45M

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think that Profar and/or Mondesi get 500 + at bats with production that warrants starting in a 15 team 5 x 5 this year and/or 2018?
(Vic from Baltimore)
If Mondesi gets 500+ at-bats for each of the next 10 years, I don't think he'll produce at a level that merits starting in a 5x5 in any of those years. Then again, Darin Erstad hit .355 one year, so miracles can happen.

Profar probably won't get 500 at-bats this year without a significant injury to someone else, but something's gotta give. Andrus and Odor are really good, but so is Profar, and it would be a shame if he wasted away in a utility role and the Rangers wasted an asset like that. By 2018, I expect that Andrus, Odor and Profar will all be full-time starters, I just don't know which team or which position. Any season in which Profar gets 500 at-bats will be one where he should be starting in a 15-team 5x5 league. (Scooter Hotz)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which BJ Upton do you think we see in 2010? I say this is the breakout where the glimpses of greatness far outweigh the stretches of inconsistency - thoughts?
(Walter from Tampa Bay)
Talk about one of the most maddening players in the game today. If you had to pick between Upton, Chris B. Young, and Delmon Young, I might still pick Upton as the most frustrating, not just because he's been frustrating for longer, but because of those same flashes of greatness and the expectation that there's a big corner that, once turned, will give us one of the game's best stars. At this point, he's not even Darryl Strawberry or Darin Erstad, former standards of high expectations not meeting actual performance as often as we might have liked. Which is the problem--if he "only" gets back to his 2008 level of production, people will keep anticipating more, when that's very good. That said, he's only just heading into his age-25 season, so I think there are more years like 2007 in him. I just don't expect it to be flipped on, like a switch. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)At this point, Jason Pridie is the Twins' extra outfielder. If they sign someone, who would be a good fit? I'm hoping it's not Darin Erstad, who has Gardenhire written all over him.
(russadams from Baffin Bay)
I'd be more afraid of Podsednik (on a self-avenging deal aimed at his former employers, a la Joe Crede), or Reed Johnson as a right-handed bat they could use all three outfield positions, and an overly imaginative reputation for speed and value in center. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Darin Erstad "Fantasy Hero for a season, kill owners for next five" award
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
It's kind of sad that we forget some of these players we turn into punchlines used to be pretty good. (Marc Normandin)


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