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Kevin Cash C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 714 .183 .248 .278 57 -2.2
Birth Date12-6-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age42 years, 1 months, 20 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 TOR 24 7 15 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .143 .200 .143 70 -0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2003 TOR 25 34 117 15 3 0 1 4 22 1 0 0 .142 .179 .198 46 -7.6 -0.3 -3.6 -0.6
2004 TOR 26 60 197 35 9 0 4 10 59 4 0 0 .193 .249 .309 50 -12.0 -2.1 -7.3 -1.2
2005 TBA 27 13 33 5 1 0 2 1 13 1 0 0 .161 .212 .387 64 -1.4 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2007 BOS 29 12 33 3 1 0 0 4 13 1 0 0 .111 .242 .148 68 -1.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 BOS 30 61 162 32 7 0 3 18 50 0 0 0 .225 .309 .338 61 -7.3 -0.5 2.0 0.1
2009 NYA 31 10 28 6 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 .231 .250 .308 76 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2010 BOS 32 29 68 8 1 0 0 6 16 1 0 0 .133 .224 .150 62 -2.9 0.3 -3.8 -0.4
2010 HOU 32 20 61 11 1 0 2 5 13 0 0 0 .204 .271 .333 63 -2.6 0.3 -1.9 -0.2
Career2467141172501249195900.183.248.27857-36.3-2.5-16.2-2.2

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
2000 HAG A SAL 0 219 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DUN A+ FSL 105 427 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB AL 7 15 .283 .344 .452 .200 101 -2.3 0.4 0.3 70 14 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2002 TEN AA SOU 55 252 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SYR AAA INT 67 266 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB AL 34 117 .263 .331 .417 .167 101 -15 3.2 2.1 46 11 -3.6 -0.3 -7.6 -0.6
2003 SYR AAA INT 93 360 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB AL 60 197 .263 .330 .426 .258 107 -12.2 5.9 3.5 50 10 -7.3 -2.1 -12.0 -1.2
2005 TBA MLB AL 13 33 .263 .324 .420 .188 102 -2.9 0.9 0.6 64 16 -0.5 0.0 -1.4 0.0
2005 DUR AAA INT 42 165 .263 .331 .416 .351 106 3.2 2.5 1.5 132 0 -1.2 -1.4 6.4 0.7
2006 DUR AAA INT 78 273 .256 .324 .385 .251 100 -17.7 7.1 1.9 42 0 -17.9 -2.7 -14.8 -2.6
2007 BOS MLB AL 12 33 .281 .354 .436 .200 104 -4.2 1.0 0.6 68 18 -0.9 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2007 PAW AAA INT 59 208 .269 .338 .407 .203 92 -5.5 6.0 3.5 51 0 -5.7 -0.1 -10.4 -0.7
2008 BOS MLB AL 61 162 .262 .329 .410 .319 109 -7 4.7 2.6 61 11 2.0 -0.5 -7.3 0.1
2009 NYA MLB AL 10 28 .283 .350 .473 .273 112 -1.9 0.8 0.5 76 9 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 0.0
2009 SWB AAA INT 23 77 .266 .340 .385 .302 101 -3.7 2.3 1.3 75 0 -0.5 -1.2 -1.9 0.0
2010 BOS MLB AL 29 68 .253 .316 .408 .182 108 -7.9 1.9 1.1 62 10 -3.8 0.3 -2.9 -0.4
2010 HOU MLB NL 20 61 .260 .323 .419 .231 97 -3.7 1.7 1 63 10 -1.9 0.3 -2.6 -0.2
2010 LOW A- NYP 1 4 .246 .312 .402 .250 109 -0.4 0.1 0.1 90 0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2010 PAW AAA INT 1 4 .251 .303 .391 .333 86 -0.4 0.1 0.1 89 0 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0
2010 ROU AAA PCL 10 37 .284 .350 .421 .333 101 -1.7 1.1 0.6 63 0 -2.2 0.1 -1.6 -0.2
2011 ROU AAA PCL 85 340 .281 .352 .444 .291 104 -7 10.5 6 85 0 -3.8 -2.4 -5.1 0.5

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
2000 HAG A SAL 219 196 28 48 10 1 10 90 27 22 54 5 3 .245 .324 .459 .214 0 0
2001 DUN A+ FSL 427 371 55 105 27 0 12 168 66 43 80 4 3 .283 .366 .453 .170 4 4
2002 TEN AA SOU 252 213 38 59 15 1 8 100 44 36 44 5 2 .277 .384 .469 .192 0 0
2002 SYR AAA INT 266 236 27 52 18 0 10 100 26 25 72 0 1 .220 .298 .424 .203 2 2
2002 TOR MLB AL 15 14 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 .143 .200 .143 .000 0 0
2003 SYR AAA INT 360 326 37 88 28 2 8 144 37 29 81 1 0 .270 .333 .442 .172 0 0
2003 TOR MLB AL 117 106 10 15 3 0 1 21 8 4 22 0 0 .142 .179 .198 .057 1 5
2004 TOR MLB AL 197 181 18 35 9 0 4 56 21 10 59 0 0 .193 .249 .309 .116 2 0
2005 TBA MLB AL 33 31 4 5 1 0 2 12 2 1 13 0 0 .161 .212 .387 .226 0 0
2005 DUR AAA INT 165 147 25 43 10 0 9 80 27 12 42 0 0 .293 .356 .544 .252 1 1
2006 DUR AAA INT 273 240 17 44 10 1 2 62 21 24 74 1 2 .183 .268 .258 .075 3 3
2007 PAW AAA INT 208 176 22 31 7 0 7 59 25 23 56 0 0 .176 .272 .335 .159 5 5
2007 BOS MLB AL 33 27 2 3 1 0 0 4 4 4 13 0 0 .111 .242 .148 .037 1 0
2008 BOS MLB AL 162 142 11 32 7 0 3 48 15 18 50 0 0 .225 .309 .338 .113 2 0
2009 NYA MLB AL 28 26 1 6 2 0 0 8 3 0 5 0 0 .231 .250 .308 .077 1 0
2009 SWB AAA INT 77 68 7 15 1 0 2 22 9 9 23 0 0 .221 .312 .324 .103 0 0
2010 LOW A- NYP 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .250 0 0
2010 HOU MLB NL 61 54 3 11 1 0 2 18 4 5 13 0 0 .204 .271 .333 .130 0 2
2010 ROU AAA PCL 37 34 3 8 0 0 0 8 4 3 10 0 0 .235 .297 .235 .000 0 0
2010 BOS MLB AL 68 60 1 8 1 0 0 9 1 6 16 0 0 .133 .224 .150 .017 0 1
2010 PAW AAA INT 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2011 ROU AAA PCL 340 291 36 71 15 2 6 108 45 44 63 0 1 .244 .350 .371 .127 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 617 0.5041 0.4684 0.6505 0.6624 0.2712 0.7427 0.4217 0.3495 -0.0007
2009 104 0.5000 0.5000 0.7308 0.7115 0.2885 0.7568 0.6667 0.2692 -0.0007
2010 470 0.5681 0.4511 0.7642 0.5768 0.2857 0.8442 0.5517 0.2358 -0.0083
Career11910.52900.46430.70240.63290.27840.78400.49440.2976-0.0037

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
2010-08-09 2010-08-24 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-29 2009-09-05 Minors 68 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-04-15 2009-05-05 Minors 20 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2005-03-26 2005-05-07 15-DL 42 30 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-05-24 2004-06-10 15-DL 17 15 Trunk Contusion Rib Cage -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 BOS $400,000
2005 TBA $327,500
2004 TOR $302,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,029,500
3 yrTotal$1,029,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 22 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/19/10 (minor-league contract). Retired 1/8/2012.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/22/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 5/4/10. DFA by Houston 6/22/10, sent outright to AAA 6/23/10. Acquired by Boston in trade from Houston 7/1/10. Contract selected by Boston 7/2/10. Sent outright to AAA by Boston 10/7/10.
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2009). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/23/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Yankees 5/8/09. Released by Yankees 9/5/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Signed by Boston 12/14/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 3/25/08. Non-tendered by Boston 12/12/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed as a free agent 1/07 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 8/17/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston (refused assignment 11/2/07).
  • 1 year (2006). Sent outright to AAA by Tampa Bay 4/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3275M (2005). Acquired in trade from Toronto 12/04. Signed by Tampa Bay 1/05.
  • 1 year/$0.302M (2004).
  • 1 year (2003). Contract purchased 9/02.
  • Signed 1999 as an amateur free agent.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thought you'd answer "Yankees backup C" :)
(Wade from TX)
That would have been a fun answer, but although I tend to bitch about carrying an automatic out on the bench, I'm not sure how high our expectations should really be. As I wrote in today's You Could Look It Up, I'm looking for something better than Kevin Cash/Corky Miller, but much more than that probably isn't too realistic... John Flaherty hit .259/.291/.461 from 2003-2004, which is basically Miguel Olivo, obviously not great, but also not horrible given the alternatives. He had some big hits, too... (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees trade for a catcher? They don't just need a backup now, you figure they'll need one for, oh 130 games in 2 years or so. This is, in my opinion, the biggest non-Jeter related question over the next few years.
(King of Spain from Pizza Pizza)
Love that song... It was an issue last year and the year before and the year before that. Forever, basically. The Yankees got away with a lot because Posada was super-durable for a catcher, and they made the mistake of pretending that he would go on like that forever. They could use a viable backup NOW, because even when Posada comes off the DL, he could get hurt again, and then it's right back to Cervelli, Molina, and (choke) Kevin Cash. As nice a defender as Molina is, the Yankees even knew that they'd have to give him 200 at-bats this year at minimum because Jorge wasn't going to play 145 games, and yet they did nothing. There are some smart people at work in the Yankees front office, but I feel like they were caught sleeping this offseason when it came to this very obvious piece of insurance. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Red Sox do with Varitek going forward? I am so tired of hearing people talk about how valuable he is to the pitching staff and how he calls a great game. I don't think if they let him go it would be a bad move, he is currently below replacement level.
(Bill Sussman from CT)
Please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him.

They need to find a legitimate replacement first, and Kevin Cash is not a legitimate replacement. You can make the argument that with their other bats, they can afford to have a lousy hitting catcher back there, but that only goes so far before you find yourself making bets with friends about which quadrant of the strike zone Varitek is going to miss a pitch by three miles in every time he comes to the plate. And yes, I do that often, and I'm pretty good at it from having plenty of practice, which is sad at a level I can't explain. (Marc Normandin)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2002 mlb -.004 -0.2 180 .000 0.0 4 .004 .000 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2003 mlb -.011 -3.4 1261 .000 0.0 18 .003 -.004 0.0 -3.5 -3.6
2004 mlb -.012 -7.4 2486 .001 -0.6 31 -.028 .000 0.5 -7.4 -7.3
2005 aaa .000 0.0 1870 .002 -1.2 42 -.023 .005 0.6 -2.0 -1.2
2005 mlb -.007 -0.7 414 .000 0.0 6 -.034 .002 0.1 -0.3 -0.5
2006 aaa -.018 -9.1 2051 .003 -1.4 36 -.013 .005 0.3 -9.0 -17.9
2007 mlb -.008 -0.7 340 .000 0.0 10 .039 .000 -0.2 -1.1 -0.9
2007 aaa -.006 -3.5 2279 .000 -0.3 40 -.046 -.001 1.2 -3.6 -5.7
2008 mlb .008 3.0 1791 .001 -0.7 51 -.003 .017 0.1 1.9 2.0
2009 mlb -.007 -0.5 362 .000 0.0 8 .017 -.003 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2
2009 aaa -.001 -0.3 811 .001 -0.2 20 .029 .000 -0.4 -1.0 -0.5
2010 asx .000 0.0 42 .000 0.0 2 .030 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2010 mlb -.009 -3.7 1914 .004 -1.9 40 .041 -.001 -1.1 -6.2 -5.6
2010 aaa -.021 -2.3 457 .000 0.0 13 .012 .001 -0.1 -1.5 -2.3
2011 aaa -.001 -1.3 4072 .002 -1.9 70 .021 .001 -1.0 -5.2 -3.8

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