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Eric Hinske PHBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 4310 .249 .332 .430 .261 6.9
Birth Date8-5-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age40 years, 11 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2002 TOR 24 151 650 566 99 158 38 2 24 272 77 138 2 5 0 84 13 1 .279 .365 .481 .286 41.1 -8.2 3.3
2003 TOR 25 124 514 449 74 109 45 3 12 196 59 104 1 5 0 63 12 2 .243 .329 .437 .261 20.4 -6.8 1.3
2004 TOR 26 155 634 570 66 140 23 3 15 214 54 109 4 6 0 69 12 8 .246 .312 .375 .238 7.1 -17.6 -1.0
2005 TOR 27 147 537 477 79 125 31 2 15 205 46 121 8 6 0 68 8 4 .262 .333 .430 .268 11.5 1.5 1.3
2006 BOS 28 31 88 80 8 23 8 0 1 34 8 30 0 0 0 5 1 1 .287 .352 .425 .254 2.0 -1.5 0.0
2006 TOR 28 78 224 197 35 52 9 2 12 101 27 49 0 0 0 29 1 1 .264 .353 .513 .270 4.6 0.1 0.5
2007 BOS 29 84 218 186 25 38 12 3 6 74 28 54 3 1 0 21 3 0 .204 .317 .398 .237 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
2008 TBA 30 133 432 381 59 94 21 1 20 177 47 88 3 1 0 60 10 3 .247 .333 .465 .263 10.8 -2.6 0.8
2009 NYA 31 39 98 84 13 19 3 0 7 43 10 25 2 2 0 14 1 0 .226 .316 .512 .276 4.2 -3.0 0.1
2009 PIT 31 54 126 106 18 27 9 0 1 39 17 27 3 0 0 11 0 0 .255 .373 .368 .269 3.2 0.5 0.4
2010 ATL 32 131 320 281 38 72 21 1 11 128 33 75 3 3 0 51 0 0 .256 .338 .456 .287 14.3 -5.1 1.0
2011 ATL 33 117 264 236 24 55 10 0 10 95 26 71 1 1 0 28 0 1 .233 .311 .403 .252 3.3 -0.7 0.3
2012 ATL 34 91 147 132 9 26 7 1 2 41 14 41 0 1 0 13 0 0 .197 .272 .311 .204 -5.4 -0.6 -0.6
2013 ARI 35 52 58 52 2 9 3 0 1 15 6 17 0 0 0 6 0 0 .173 .259 .288 .193 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3
Career138743103797549947240181371634452949303105226121.249.332.430.261111.5-43.36.9

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
1998 ROK A 0 25 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .615 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WPT A- 0 285 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 0 512 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 IOW AAA 0 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WTN AA 0 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAC AAA 121 504 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 151 650 .286 .264 .330 .426 .265 .328 104 18.3 17.4 2.5 -8.2 2.9 41.1 3.3 41.1 3.3
2003 TOR MLB 124 514 .261 .268 .333 .424 .264 .287 104 0.7 14.0 2.1 -6.8 3.6 20.4 1.3 20.4 1.3
2003 SYR AAA 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB 155 634 .238 .265 .333 .425 .258 .277 107 -15.3 18.9 2.5 -17.6 1.1 7.1 -1.0 7.1 -1.0
2005 TOR MLB 147 537 .268 .265 .332 .419 .263 .317 104 4.6 15.4 -9.8 1.5 1.2 11.5 1.3 11.5 1.3
2006 BOS MLB 31 88 .254 .272 .338 .430 .258 .449 104 -0.6 2.7 -1.3 -1.5 1.2 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 78 224 .270 .272 .339 .428 .258 .294 107 2.4 6.7 -2.5 0.1 -2.0 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
2007 BOS MLB 84 218 .237 .265 .332 .409 .259 .252 102 -5.5 6.4 -3.1 0.9 -0.9 -3.0 -0.2 -3.0 -0.2
2008 TBA MLB 133 432 .263 .264 .329 .417 .258 .270 105 1.4 12.5 -4.5 -2.6 1.4 10.8 0.8 10.8 0.8
2009 NYA MLB 39 98 .276 .279 .339 .450 .266 .222 110 1.7 2.8 -0.7 -3.0 0.4 4.2 0.1 4.2 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 54 126 .269 .263 .335 .419 .268 .333 95 1.2 3.6 -1.2 0.5 -0.4 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4
2010 ATL MLB 131 320 .287 .259 .322 .401 .266 .308 94 8.7 8.8 -2.6 -5.1 -0.6 14.3 1.0 14.3 1.0
2011 ATL MLB 117 264 .252 .253 .318 .393 .261 .288 97 -2.1 7.1 -1.9 -0.7 0.2 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 ATL MLB 91 147 .204 .250 .313 .394 .255 .267 101 -8.2 4.0 -1.2 -0.6 -0.0 -5.4 -0.6 -5.4 -0.6
2013 ARI MLB 52 58 .193 .243 .309 .371 .251 .235 104 -3.7 1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.0 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2013 RNO AAA 5 19 .062 .263 .330 .411 .267 .077 88 -4.1 0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.0 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4

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
1998 ROK A 25 8 9 4 0 1 4 5 6 1 0 .450 .560 .800 .350 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WPT A- 285 46 74 20 0 9 57 35 61 19 3 .298 .389 .488 .190 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 IOW AAA 16 3 4 0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 .267 .312 .600 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 512 76 132 28 6 19 79 62 90 16 10 .297 .389 .515 .218 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WTN AA 517 76 113 21 9 20 73 78 133 14 5 .259 .375 .486 .227 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAC AAA 504 71 123 27 1 25 79 54 113 20 7 .282 .373 .521 .239 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB 650 99 158 38 2 24 84 77 138 13 1 .279 .365 .481 .201 .286 41.1 -8.2 3.3
2003 SYR AAA 8 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TOR MLB 514 74 109 45 3 12 63 59 104 12 2 .243 .329 .437 .194 .261 20.4 -6.8 1.3
2004 TOR MLB 634 66 140 23 3 15 69 54 109 12 8 .246 .312 .375 .130 .238 7.1 -17.6 -1.0
2005 TOR MLB 537 79 125 31 2 15 68 46 121 8 4 .262 .333 .430 .168 .268 11.5 1.5 1.3
2006 BOS MLB 88 8 23 8 0 1 5 8 30 1 1 .287 .352 .425 .138 .254 2.0 -1.5 0.0
2006 TOR MLB 224 35 52 9 2 12 29 27 49 1 1 .264 .353 .513 .249 .270 4.6 0.1 0.5
2007 BOS MLB 218 25 38 12 3 6 21 28 54 3 0 .204 .317 .398 .194 .237 -3.0 0.9 -0.2
2008 TBA MLB 432 59 94 21 1 20 60 47 88 10 3 .247 .333 .465 .218 .263 10.8 -2.6 0.8
2009 PIT MLB 126 18 27 9 0 1 11 17 27 0 0 .255 .373 .368 .113 .269 3.2 0.5 0.4
2009 NYA MLB 98 13 19 3 0 7 14 10 25 1 0 .226 .316 .512 .286 .276 4.2 -3.0 0.1
2010 ATL MLB 320 38 72 21 1 11 51 33 75 0 0 .256 .338 .456 .199 .287 14.3 -5.1 1.0
2011 ATL MLB 264 24 55 10 0 10 28 26 71 0 1 .233 .311 .403 .169 .252 3.3 -0.7 0.3
2012 ATL MLB 147 9 26 7 1 2 13 14 41 0 0 .197 .272 .311 .114 .204 -5.4 -0.6 -0.6
2013 ARI MLB 58 2 9 3 0 1 6 6 17 0 0 .173 .259 .288 .115 .193 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3
2013 RNO AAA 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 .062 -3.9 0.1 -0.4

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 1592 0.4818 0.4397 0.7829 0.6467 0.2473 0.8609 0.5931 0.2171 705 0.009457
2009 913 0.4545 0.3987 0.7335 0.6072 0.2249 0.8571 0.4554 0.2665 436 -0.005447
2010 1261 0.4917 0.4687 0.7580 0.6645 0.2793 0.8519 0.5419 0.2420 527 0.003497
2011 1078 0.4481 0.4536 0.7403 0.6605 0.2857 0.8339 0.5647 0.2597 467 0.002430
2012 546 0.4542 0.4670 0.6431 0.6653 0.3020 0.8000 0.3556 0.3569 224 -0.000096
2013 231 0.4589 0.4848 0.7143 0.6792 0.3200 0.7917 0.5750 0.2857 88 0.003461
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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
2011-03-04 2011-03-05 Camp 1 0 Left Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2010-07-22 2010-07-22 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-02-27 2009-03-17 Camp 18 0 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2007-08-23 2007-08-24 DTD 1 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2003-05-24 2003-06-25 15-DL 32 28 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2003-05-28
2003-05-09 2003-05-13 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Soreness -
2003-04-16 2003-04-16 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 ARI $1,350,000
2012 ATL $1,600,000
2011 ATL $1,350,000
2010 ATL $1,000,000
2009 PIT $1,500,000
2008 TBA $800,000
2007 BOS $5,625,000
2006 TOR $4,325,000
2005 TOR $3,000,000
2004 TOR $800,000
2003 TOR $600,000
2002 TOR $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$22,150,000
12 yrTotal$22,150,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 98 dIcon Sports1 year/$1.35M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2013). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/4/12. DFA by Arizona 6/28/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/6/13. Released by Arizona 7/17/13.
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/2/10. 11:$1.35M, 12:$1.5M club option, $0.1M buyout.
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/10. $0.5M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 1/30/09. $1M in performance bonuses. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Pittsburgh 6/30/09 (Pirates pay about $0.4M of remaining 2009 salary).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2008). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/7/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 3/29/08.
  • 5 years/$14.75M (2003-07). Signed extension with Toronto 3/03. $0.5M signing bonus. 03:$0.5M, 04:$0.8M, 05:$3M, 06:$4.325M, 07:$5.625M. Acquired by Boston in trade from Toronto 8/06 (Toronto pays $2,812,500 to Boston). Boston to pay remaining 2006 salary ($1,063,525). Boston, Toronto split 2007 salary ($2,812,500 each).
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2002). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Oakland 12/01. Signed by Toronto 3/02
  • Acquired by Oakland in trade from Cubs 3/01.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 1998 (17-496) (Arkansas).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I like circles, mostly because in order to score a run you have to finish where you begin. What players on other teams that started with another team or another other team do you see coming back to their old team to complete the circle of their careers? Any chance Eric Hinske returns to Toronto?
(Abu from Kenya)
I think Hinske is done playing. I wouldn't be shocked if he gets into coaching or some other front-office position. Always had a good reputation as a clubhouse guy. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I noticed that Eric Hinske has signed with Arizona. Since he has, at best, marginal fielding and baserunning value and hasn't hit for 2 years, why would anyone sign him?
(Steve N from Delaware)
-handed hitters can always land a job somewhere, and he signed for over a million bucks. That's practically a rounding error for a big-league club. Could also be the kind of guy you want in your clubhouse, good influence on younger players etc. I don't see it as a bad signing at all. If he's just awful in Spring, you let him walk and you're out $1M. NBD. (Ian Miller)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat) Any chance George Constanza is the Braves 4th OF and steals 25?
(Tony Danza from Italy)
Tough to bank on 25 steals from a 4th OF, and manager Fredi Gonzalez says he might only be the 5th OF (the team has a more potent Eric Hinske bat around plus Matt Diaz). As a 5th OF, I think you're looking at more of 10 SB, but he does have good speed and could steal more with some injuries or good play that nets him more PT. (Derek Carty)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)I see you mentioned the Ensberg signing above. It's another Andrew Friedman low-risk/high reward potential signing. Did anybody see Carlos Pena coming, Eric Hinske? Ty Wiggington? If it works out great, if not they still need somebody to play 3B in Durham.
(Tommy from Draysbay)
Agreed. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game Fivetercet (Toronto ) wonders, "What do you guys think of Tampa's RF mess? Do you like how Maddon's changed RF every game or should he stick to one? Id stick Rocco Baldelli in RF most of the games if I was the manager."

I would have liked to have seen some sort of memory of how much Eric Hinske mattered to this team over the course of the season. Gross really didn't perform all that well, and he really seems to be the ultimate compromise solution in light of Hinske's lead-footedness and the persistent durability concerns with the likes of Floyd and Baldelli. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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