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Portrait of Esteban German

Esteban German 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 1170 .280 .359 .386 88 1.6
Birth Date1-26-1978
Height5' 9"
Weight195 lbs
Age41 years, 5 months, 24 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
2002 OAK 24 9 40 7 0 0 0 4 11 1 1 0 .200 .300 .200 69 -1.4 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2003 OAK 25 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 82 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
2004 OAK 26 31 65 15 1 1 0 4 13 0 0 1 .250 .297 .300 62 -3.0 0.2 1.3 0.1
2005 TEX 27 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .750 .750 1.000 93 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.1
2006 KCA 28 106 331 91 18 5 3 40 49 6 7 3 .326 .422 .459 108 4.9 2.5 -0.9 1.5
2007 KCA 29 121 405 92 15 6 4 43 60 5 11 7 .264 .351 .376 90 -3.4 -0.8 -7.9 0.0
2008 KCA 30 89 242 53 14 3 0 18 42 1 7 3 .245 .303 .338 68 -8.9 -0.5 1.2 -0.2
2009 TEX 31 19 50 14 4 0 0 4 7 0 1 0 .304 .360 .391 88 -0.6 1.1 0.5 0.3
2010 TEX 32 13 16 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 1 .231 .375 .231 83 -0.3 0.4 -0.7 0.0
2011 TEX 33 11 13 5 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 .455 .462 .818 105 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Career409117028454158117187133415.280.359.38688-12.63.7-7.21.6

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 MOD A+ CLF 0 608 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 VIS A+ CLF 0 494 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MID AA TXS 0 95 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MID AA TXS 92 414 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAC AAA PCL 38 177 .000 .000 .000 .406 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB AL 9 40 .270 .345 .445 .292 92 -2.6 1.2 -0.1 69 11 -1.2 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2002 SAC AAA PCL 121 551 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OAK MLB AL 5 4 .243 .306 .345 .333 92 -0.7 0.1 0 82 6 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 115 544 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OAK MLB AL 31 65 .279 .349 .458 .319 102 -4.2 1.9 0.2 62 12 1.3 0.2 -3.0 0.1
2004 SAC AAA PCL 55 259 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TEX MLB AL 5 4 .253 .312 .425 1.000 111 1.4 0.1 0 93 5 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.1
2005 OKL AAA PCL 117 564 .277 .346 .442 .360 94 7.4 4.5 -0.3 114 0 -9.7 6.1 12.5 1.2
2006 KCA MLB AL 106 331 .266 .328 .417 .388 112 10.8 10.0 -1.3 108 9 -0.9 2.5 4.9 1.5
2007 KCA MLB AL 121 405 .273 .335 .423 .307 102 -3.1 12.0 0 90 11 -7.9 -0.8 -3.4 0.0
2008 KCA MLB AL 89 242 .269 .331 .417 .299 102 -8.6 7.0 -0.6 68 12 1.2 -0.5 -8.9 -0.2
2009 TEX MLB AL 19 50 .263 .331 .419 .359 103 0.9 1.4 0.1 88 15 0.5 1.1 -0.6 0.3
2009 OKL AAA PCL 105 472 .267 .338 .406 .370 87 33.3 13.5 1.4 135 0 -0.6 -0.9 20.5 3.3
2010 TEX MLB AL 13 16 .243 .312 .383 .273 111 -0.4 0.4 0 83 12 -0.7 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2010 OKL AAA PCL 126 567 .276 .345 .430 .322 100 3.6 17.3 1.2 97 0 -11.3 3.8 0.2 1.1
2011 TEX MLB AL 11 13 .246 .321 .366 .400 119 3.2 0.4 0 105 19 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2011 ROU AAA PCL 123 586 .285 .355 .448 .328 104 11.1 18.2 0.8 111 0 -12.9 4.1 10.1 1.9
2011 TDE Wnt DWL 29 125 .000 .000 .000 .363 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 14 64 .000 .000 .000 .422 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 1 1 .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
1999 MOD A+ CLF 608 501 107 156 16 12 4 208 52 102 128 40 16 .311 .433 .415 .104 0 0
2000 VIS A+ CLF 494 428 82 113 14 10 2 153 35 61 86 78 8 .264 .362 .357 .093 0 0
2000 MID AA TXS 95 75 13 16 1 0 1 20 6 18 21 5 3 .213 .379 .267 .053 0 0
2001 MID AA TXS 414 335 79 95 20 3 6 139 30 63 66 31 11 .284 .411 .415 .131 4 4
2001 SAC AAA PCL 177 150 40 56 8 0 4 76 14 18 20 17 2 .373 .455 .507 .133 2 2
2002 SAC AAA PCL 551 458 72 126 16 4 2 156 43 78 66 26 14 .275 .385 .341 .066 7 7
2002 OAK MLB AL 40 35 4 7 0 0 0 7 0 4 11 1 0 .200 .300 .200 .000 0 0
2003 OAK MLB AL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2003 SAC AAA PCL 544 467 86 143 20 8 3 188 51 56 64 32 8 .306 .374 .403 .096 13 13
2004 SAC AAA PCL 259 231 33 76 8 4 2 98 29 19 28 18 2 .329 .386 .424 .095 1 1
2004 OAK MLB AL 65 60 9 15 1 1 0 18 7 4 13 0 1 .250 .297 .300 .050 0 1
2005 OKL AAA PCL 564 489 103 153 27 6 5 207 68 65 74 43 6 .313 .400 .423 .110 1 1
2005 TEX MLB AL 4 4 3 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 0 .750 .750 1.000 .250 0 0
2006 KCA MLB AL 331 279 44 91 18 5 3 128 34 40 49 7 3 .326 .422 .459 .133 0 6
2007 KCA MLB AL 405 348 49 92 15 6 4 131 37 43 60 11 7 .264 .351 .376 .112 3 6
2008 KCA MLB AL 242 216 30 53 14 3 0 73 22 18 42 7 3 .245 .303 .338 .093 3 4
2009 TEX MLB AL 50 46 9 14 4 0 0 18 4 4 7 1 0 .304 .360 .391 .087 0 0
2009 OKL AAA PCL 472 389 63 124 15 5 4 161 59 65 63 35 9 .319 .425 .414 .095 2 2
2010 OKL AAA PCL 567 485 79 136 27 5 5 188 55 64 77 50 7 .280 .372 .388 .107 4 4
2010 TEX MLB AL 16 13 5 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 4 1 .231 .375 .231 .000 0 0
2011 TDE Wnt DWL 125 99 13 29 5 0 0 34 6 21 20 9 2 .293 .413 .343 .051 1 4
2011 ROU AAA PCL 586 508 94 153 29 3 7 209 56 72 58 44 9 .301 .388 .411 .110 2 3
2011 TEX MLB AL 13 11 6 5 1 0 1 9 4 1 1 1 0 .455 .462 .818 .364 1 0
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 64 55 9 20 3 0 1 26 13 8 9 5 1 .364 .444 .473 .109 0 1
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 947 0.5428 0.3981 0.8515 0.5467 0.2217 0.9004 0.7083 0.1485 -0.0052
2009 199 0.5578 0.3869 0.8831 0.6036 0.1136 0.9104 0.7000 0.1169 -0.0006
2010 68 0.5000 0.3382 0.8261 0.5294 0.1471 0.8889 0.6000 0.1739 -0.0033
2011 47 0.5532 0.4681 0.9545 0.6538 0.2381 0.9412 1.0000 0.0455 0.0013
Career12610.54320.39570.85900.55870.20120.90290.71200.1410-0.0042

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
2011-06-13 2011-06-20 Minors 7 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-07-12 2010-07-28 Minors 16 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-14 2009-09-01 15-DL 18 17 Right Groin Strain -
2006-05-01 2006-05-03 DTD 2 2 Face Contusion Batted Ball -
2004-07-04 2004-07-31 15-DL 27 23 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 KCA $1,000,000
2007 KCA $423,000
2006 KCA $333,000
2004 OAK $301,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,057,000
4 yrTotal$2,057,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 125 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Texas as a free agent 11/19/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Texas 9/1/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Texas 11/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration). Split contract paying $0.6M in majors, $0.2M in minors. Sent outright to AAA by Texas 12/16/09. Contract purchased by Texas 9/6/10. Sent outright to AAA by Texas 11/5/10 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 12/12/08 (avoided arbitration). $0.1M in performance bonuses. DFA by Kansas City 2/28/09, released 3/9/09 (due 30 days' pay). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/13/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M in majors). Released by Cubs 4/4/09. Signed as a free agent by Texas 4/8/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Texas 8/5/09.
  • 1 year/$1M (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/29/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.8375M).
  • 1 year/$0.423M (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.333M (2006). Signed by Kansas City 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Signed as a free agent 11/04 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/05.
  • 1 year/$0.301M (2004).
  • Signed 1996 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chances the yankees sign Esteban German now that he's an FA?
(glenihan from nyc)
I think it's worth a try, as he's a more useful player than Angel Berroa (though not a shortstop, a strike against any U-guy). I'm troubled by the decay in his walk rate last year. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Saw a suggestion somewhere that the Yankees might simply slide Cano across the diamond to third and then pick up a middle infielder, which seems like an easier option than finding a quality 3B. What do you think?
(Rob from Brighton)
The market does seem to contain more free talent (Esteban German) or free agents (Ray Durham, Mark Grudzielanek) among second basemen than third basemen, so if Cano could pull off the switch it might be worthwhile. That said, Cano's got enough to worry about with resuscitating his bat, so I'd rather see the Yanks try something else; I like Grudz or the Dodgers' Mark Loretta -- rendered redundant by the Orlando Hudson signing and Blake DeWitt's attempt to become a utilityman for the short term -- as backups who would have value even if A-Rod returns. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mark Teahen at 2B - a worthwhile shot, or a waste of time?
(BL from Bozeman)
It can't hurt to try it, but I'm not optimistic about the outcome. Still, while they wait until they can find a dance partner to talk trade later this spring, it's worth exploring. I still have my hopes that Alberto Callaspo pans out, and it isn't like Esteban German getting the job would be an unhappy development. There's only one outright wrong answer, and its name is Bloomquist. (Christina Kahrl)


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