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Eric Byrnes LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 3530 .258 .320 .439 97 10.0
Birth Date2-16-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age43 years, 4 months, 10 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
2000 OAK 24 10 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 .300 .364 .300 74 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2001 OAK 25 19 43 9 1 0 3 4 6 1 1 0 .237 .326 .500 108 0.6 0.3 -0.8 0.1
2002 OAK 26 90 104 23 4 2 3 4 17 3 3 0 .245 .291 .426 79 -2.2 2.2 -4.2 -0.2
2003 OAK 27 121 460 109 27 9 12 42 71 2 10 2 .263 .333 .459 106 4.9 0.8 -6.8 1.1
2004 OAK 28 143 632 161 39 3 20 46 111 12 17 1 .283 .347 .467 106 6.1 2.8 4.9 2.8
2005 BAL 29 52 181 32 7 1 3 11 33 1 3 0 .192 .246 .299 84 -3.4 1.7 -0.4 0.2
2005 COL 29 15 60 10 2 0 0 7 11 0 2 0 .189 .283 .226 85 -1.1 -0.2 1.2 0.1
2005 OAK 29 59 215 51 15 2 7 14 27 7 2 2 .266 .336 .474 82 -4.4 -0.1 9.4 1.0
2006 ARI 30 143 606 150 37 3 26 34 88 5 25 3 .267 .313 .482 98 0.9 0.2 -2.0 1.8
2007 ARI 31 160 698 179 30 8 21 57 98 10 50 7 .286 .353 .460 107 9.1 5.0 6.7 3.6
2008 ARI 32 52 224 43 13 1 6 16 36 2 4 4 .209 .272 .369 73 -7.0 -0.4 -3.8 -0.6
2009 ARI 33 84 258 54 14 1 8 12 30 3 9 3 .226 .270 .393 83 -4.7 0.6 -1.1 0.1
2010 SEA 34 15 38 3 2 0 0 6 9 0 1 0 .094 .237 .156 68 -1.4 -0.2 1.3 0.0
Career9633530827191301092535384712923.258.320.43997-2.712.84.310.0

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1998 SOR A- NWN 0 187 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VIS A+ CLF 0 127 .000 .000 .000 .472 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MOD A+ CLF 0 432 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MID AA TXS 0 184 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB AL 10 11 .261 .337 .405 .333 91 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 74 11 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2000 MID AA TXS 0 303 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAC AAA PCL 0 276 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 OAK MLB AL 19 43 .271 .340 .433 .207 95 2.4 1.3 -0.3 108 16 -0.8 0.3 0.6 0.1
2001 SAC AAA PCL 100 462 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB AL 90 104 .257 .328 .408 .263 96 0.1 3.0 -0.6 79 16 -4.2 2.2 -2.2 -0.2
2002 SAC AAA PCL 31 126 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OAK MLB AL 121 460 .266 .331 .425 .291 95 10.2 12.5 -0.2 106 11 -6.8 0.8 4.9 1.1
2004 OAK MLB AL 143 632 .268 .335 .434 .318 104 5.9 18.8 -3.7 106 8 4.9 2.8 6.1 2.8
2005 BAL MLB AL 52 181 .259 .318 .407 .221 102 -12.9 5.2 -1.2 84 12 -0.4 1.7 -3.4 0.2
2005 COL MLB NL 15 60 .268 .330 .417 .238 109 -4.5 1.7 -0.4 85 12 1.2 -0.2 -1.1 0.1
2005 OAK MLB AL 59 215 .271 .335 .420 .277 98 9.9 6.2 -1.6 82 12 9.4 -0.1 -4.4 1.0
2006 ARI MLB NL 143 606 .267 .332 .429 .275 99 3 18.3 0.9 98 8 -2.0 0.2 0.9 1.8
2007 ARI MLB NL 160 698 .266 .329 .419 .309 103 10.6 20.7 -4.6 107 8 6.7 5.0 9.1 3.6
2008 ARI MLB NL 52 224 .262 .330 .417 .226 101 -9.1 6.5 -1.5 73 12 -3.8 -0.4 -7.0 -0.6
2008 VIS A+ CLF 3 14 .256 .319 .378 .125 80 -1.5 0.4 -0.2 38 0 0.1 0.0 -1.2 -0.1
2009 ARI MLB NL 84 258 .255 .326 .403 .227 100 -8.7 7.4 -1.7 83 16 -1.1 0.6 -4.7 0.1
2009 RNO AAA PCL 16 75 .265 .347 .398 .274 118 1.3 2.2 -0.7 91 0 0.2 0.3 -0.5 0.1
2010 SEA MLB AL 15 38 .253 .324 .380 .130 101 -3.2 1.0 -0.3 68 12 1.3 -0.2 -1.4 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
1998 VIS A+ CLF 127 108 26 46 9 2 4 71 21 18 15 11 1 .426 .512 .657 .231 0 0
1998 SOR A- NWN 187 169 36 53 10 2 7 88 31 16 16 6 1 .314 .380 .521 .207 0 0
1999 MID AA TXS 184 164 25 39 14 0 1 56 22 17 32 6 3 .238 .321 .341 .104 0 0
1999 MOD A+ CLF 432 365 86 123 28 1 6 171 66 58 37 28 8 .337 .440 .468 .132 0 0
2000 MID AA TXS 303 259 49 78 25 2 5 122 37 43 38 21 11 .301 .403 .471 .170 0 0
2000 OAK MLB AL 11 10 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 .300 .364 .300 .000 0 0
2000 SAC AAA PCL 276 243 55 81 23 1 9 133 47 31 30 12 5 .333 .413 .547 .214 0 0
2001 OAK MLB AL 43 38 9 9 1 0 3 19 5 4 6 1 0 .237 .326 .500 .263 0 0
2001 SAC AAA PCL 462 415 81 120 23 2 20 207 51 33 66 25 3 .289 .347 .499 .210 2 2
2002 OAK MLB AL 104 94 24 23 4 2 3 40 11 4 17 3 0 .245 .291 .426 .181 2 1
2002 SAC AAA PCL 126 119 16 31 7 0 4 50 16 7 15 5 1 .261 .302 .420 .160 0 0
2003 OAK MLB AL 460 414 64 109 27 9 12 190 51 42 71 10 2 .263 .333 .459 .196 2 0
2004 OAK MLB AL 632 569 91 161 39 3 20 266 73 46 111 17 1 .283 .347 .467 .185 5 0
2005 OAK MLB AL 215 192 30 51 15 2 7 91 24 14 27 2 2 .266 .336 .474 .208 1 1
2005 COL MLB NL 60 53 2 10 2 0 0 12 5 7 11 2 0 .189 .283 .226 .038 0 0
2005 BAL MLB AL 181 167 17 32 7 1 3 50 11 11 33 3 0 .192 .246 .299 .108 0 2
2006 ARI MLB NL 606 562 82 150 37 3 26 271 79 34 88 25 3 .267 .313 .482 .215 3 2
2007 ARI MLB NL 698 626 103 179 30 8 21 288 83 57 98 50 7 .286 .353 .460 .174 4 1
2008 ARI MLB NL 224 206 28 43 13 1 6 76 23 16 36 4 4 .209 .272 .369 .160 0 0
2008 VIS A+ CLF 14 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .000 0 0
2009 ARI MLB NL 258 239 26 54 14 1 8 94 31 12 30 9 3 .226 .270 .393 .167 2 2
2009 RNO AAA PCL 75 68 14 19 7 1 2 34 9 5 4 1 0 .279 .338 .500 .221 0 0
2010 SEA MLB AL 38 32 1 3 2 0 0 5 0 6 9 1 0 .094 .237 .156 .063 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 762 0.4882 0.4541 0.8006 0.6559 0.2615 0.8238 0.7451 0.1994 -0.0019
2009 879 0.4903 0.4881 0.8485 0.6520 0.3304 0.8932 0.7635 0.1515 0.0051
2010 153 0.5294 0.4444 0.7647 0.6296 0.2361 0.8431 0.5294 0.2353 -0.0034
Career17940.49270.46990.82100.65170.29310.85940.73570.17900.0014

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
2009-06-26 2009-09-05 15-DL 71 63 Left Hand Surgery 5th Metacarpal Fracture 2009-06-26
2009-02-15 2009-03-20 Camp 33 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-07-01 2008-09-29 60-DL 90 79 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2008-05-27 2008-06-23 15-DL 27 25 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-04-24 2008-04-26 DTD 2 2 Bilateral Thigh Soreness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 ARI $11,266,667
2009 ARI $11,666,667
2008 ARI $6,000,000
2007 ARI $4,575,000
2006 ARI $2,250,000
2005 OAK $2,200,000
2004 OAK $328,000
2003 OAK $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$38,586,334
8 yrTotal$38,586,334

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 75 dMike Sasson3 yr/$30M (08-10)

Details
  • released 5/2/10 signed as a free agent from AZ 1/29/10 (AZ pays all but major league min for `10)
  • released 1/16/10 designated for assignment 1/15/10
  • signed extension 8/7/07, 3 year/$30M (08-10), $2M signing bonus (pd 2 instlmts in 08), 08:$6M, 09:$11M, 10:$11M
  • avoided arbitration 2/07 ($5M-$4.25M), 1 year/$4.575M (07)
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 12/05, 1 year/$2.25M (06) non-tendered 12/05 acquired in trade from COL 7/05
  • acquired in trade from OAK 7/05
  • 05 AL Red Bk srv: 1.075 (wrong?)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (05) (avoided arbitration, $2.5M-$2M)
  • $50K bonuses ($25K each for 350,400 plate appearances)
  • $25K bonus from new club if traded
  • 1 year/$0.328M (04) 1 year/$0.3M (03)
  • recalled 5/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 signed 2/02 recalled 9/01 optioned 7/01 recalled 6/01 optioned to Triple-A 5/01

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Byrnes is quite annoying right? What do you think of this roboump thing he's doing?
(BNer Chip from Wrigleyville)
I got a soft spot for Eric Byrnes. The only time I got to Arizona for ST I saw him before anyone knew who he was and got him really cheap in fantasy that year. So I have a blind spot, sorry man, lol. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather be trapped in an elevator with, Chistoper Russo or Eric Byrnes?
(BNer Chip from Wrigleyville)
Byrnes and it's not even close. Hell is other people, and 80% of those people are named Mad Dog Russo. (Mike Gianella)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)KG, You rock, thanks for this extended chat! You've been riding Grant Desme's breakout season from the beginning, what kind of upside does he have and do scouts give a comparison?
(Kyle from Deerborn, MI)
I don't know if I'm riding it -- I'm not starting a bandwagon or anything, I just really like power/speed guys. The K's are a big concern, the age a minor one. One very smart guy I know though in a perfect world, if everything goes right, he could end up an Eric Byrnes type. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the story with Justin Upton? He's been dropped in several of my fantasy leagues and I'm itching to pick him up, but are they really going to send him to AAA? There's no way he's not one of the 3 best OF on that team...
(Chad from NYC)
Grab him. The Diamondbacks are letting Eric Byrnes' $10 million contract dictate his playing time, in part because he's healthy and they have to play him in order to restore some of his value on the trade market. Upton had an awful spring and is off to a bad start, but given how uneven the D-Backs' offense looks, I'd be surprised if he does more than a brief refresher course in Triple-A, if that. His talent level at the moment and his massive upside mean he won't be kept down long. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)what player do you think will turn into the carlos quinten of 2009? a player stuck between AAA and the majors and never gets a chance to prove himself but when he finally does he goes off
(krgrecw from cola sc)
I think it's a bit of a misconception that Quentin was never given an opportunity in Phoenix--he did, and he blew it. The Snakes then made the overlapping decisions to bring up Justin Upton and (unfortunately) to commit to Eric Byrnes on a multi-year deal. The former made sense, and the latter was something a few of us here panned pretty vociferously at the time. The upshot was that Quentin became available, and while dealing from a surplus is fine in principle, the Snakes didn't have a surplus, they had an affectation for Eric Byrnes. That's a gift that's going to keep on giving.

As a result, I don't have an answer per se, in that Quentin's situation was unfortunate, but then his explosion, to this extent, was also very much unanticipated, both inside and outside the game. A year ago, some people might have said Steven Pearce was that guy; it's fun to say that Dallas McPherson could be, but he's not that good either. If you're looking for guys who had bumpy rookie years who should blossom as sophomores, I'd suggest Carlos Gonzalez in Oakland, or Jeff Clement in Seattle. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Jon Heyman at SI projects Dunn getting something in the neighborhood of 5 years and $70M in FA, far short of the $100M Bronson Arroyo suggests he anticipates. How does that strike you in terms of what Dunn is worth and what you think hes likely to get?
(Rick from Chicago)
Maybe, but I guess I'm a bit skeptical about that, given that it seems like more than a few teams were reticent about having any interest in him. I mean, sure, Eric Byrnes is making eight figures, so more than $10 million per seems a reasonable expectation, but I guess I don't see that many suitors for Dunn's agent to play off of one another. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Viciously Taunting Fantasy Opponents If someone traded Eric Byrnes at $13 for Bob Wickman at $31 prior to the 2007 season in a 7-keeper NL Only League, that's grounds to make fun of him for the rest of his life, right?
(Ryan from Santa Barbara)
He better have really needed saves, though to be fair, did anyone see Byrnes doing that last year? I think by taunting him, we justify Byrnes season, and I'm not ready to do that. (Marc Normandin)
2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've never understood how a player gets to play in Winter Leagues. Do you have to be a resident of a certain country to play? I remember seeing Eric Byrnes playing in Winter Leagues, so it's always been confusing for me.
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
Most of the Latin American winter leagues have limits on the number of foreigners who can be on a roster at one time, but the roster situation is so fluid that the biggest limitation is the willingness of players to go south to play. Players get involved with winter league teams in a number of different ways--some MLB teams have relationships with a Caribbean league team, and their players get channeled there (the Mariners and the Lara Cardinals in Venezuela seem to have that kind of arrangement). Otherwise, I think getting players winter league spots are one of those mysterious things that agents do.

As far as playing in the Caribbean Series, foreign players can play on a national team, so long as it's with the country they first signed with. So Nelson Figueroa plays with Mexico, even though he is Puerto Rican, and played with the Dominican champs in the Dominican League finals. (Derek Jacques)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveKG, just to present the other side, it bugs the hell out of me. It's obstruction, blatant and dangerous, and it should be called that way. Or you get Jason Varitek tripping Eric Byrnes and getting rewarded for it. (Joe Sheehan)
 

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