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Eric Hinske PHBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 4310 .249 .332 .430 98 6.7
Birth Date8-5-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight235 lbs
Age42 years, 2 months, 15 days
BatsL
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 24 151 650 158 38 2 24 77 138 2 13 1 .279 .365 .481 115 14.6 2.9 -8.6 3.0
2003 TOR 25 124 514 109 45 3 12 59 104 1 12 2 .243 .329 .437 95 -1.3 3.6 -6.9 1.1
2004 TOR 26 155 634 140 23 3 15 54 109 4 12 8 .246 .312 .375 83 -12.7 1.1 -17.6 -0.8
2005 TOR 27 147 537 125 31 2 15 46 121 8 8 4 .262 .333 .430 100 0.4 1.2 1.3 0.9
2006 BOS 28 31 88 23 8 0 1 8 30 0 1 1 .288 .352 .425 109 1.5 1.2 -1.5 0.3
2006 TOR 28 78 224 52 9 2 12 27 49 0 1 1 .264 .353 .513 112 4.4 -2.0 0.0 0.6
2007 BOS 29 84 218 38 12 3 6 28 54 3 3 0 .204 .317 .398 84 -3.5 -0.9 0.7 0.0
2008 TBA 30 133 432 94 21 1 20 47 88 3 10 3 .247 .333 .465 110 6.4 1.4 -2.6 1.3
2009 NYA 31 39 98 19 3 0 7 10 25 2 1 0 .226 .316 .512 98 0.1 0.4 -3.0 0.0
2009 PIT 31 54 126 27 9 0 1 17 27 3 0 0 .255 .373 .368 92 -0.8 -0.4 0.5 0.2
2010 ATL 32 131 320 72 21 1 11 33 75 3 0 0 .256 .338 .456 107 3.1 -0.6 -5.1 0.4
2011 ATL 33 117 264 55 10 0 10 26 71 1 0 1 .233 .311 .403 88 -3.2 0.2 -0.7 0.2
2012 ATL 34 91 147 26 7 1 2 14 41 0 0 0 .197 .272 .311 63 -6.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.4
2013 ARI 35 52 58 9 3 0 1 6 17 0 0 0 .173 .259 .288 77 -1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0
Career1387431094724018137452949306121.249.332.430981.48.1-44.36.7

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
1998 ROK A MDW 0 25 .000 .000 .000 .615 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WPT A- NYP 0 285 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ FSL 0 512 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 IOW AAA PCL 0 16 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 WTN AA SOU 0 517 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAC AAA PCL 121 504 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOR MLB AL 151 650 .264 .330 .426 .328 102 20.5 18.7 2.5 115 8 -8.6 2.9 14.6 3.0
2003 TOR MLB AL 124 514 .268 .333 .424 .287 104 0.7 14.0 2.1 95 11 -6.9 3.6 -1.3 1.1
2003 SYR AAA INT 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TOR MLB AL 155 634 .265 .333 .425 .277 107 -15.3 18.9 2.5 83 8 -17.6 1.1 -12.7 -0.8
2005 TOR MLB AL 147 537 .265 .332 .419 .317 104 4.6 15.4 -9.8 100 9 1.3 1.2 0.4 0.9
2006 BOS MLB AL 31 88 .272 .338 .430 .449 104 -0.6 2.7 -1.3 109 12 -1.5 1.2 1.5 0.3
2006 TOR MLB AL 78 224 .272 .339 .428 .294 107 2.4 6.7 -2.5 112 12 0.0 -2.0 4.4 0.6
2007 BOS MLB AL 84 218 .265 .332 .409 .252 102 -5.5 6.4 -3.1 84 10 0.7 -0.9 -3.5 0.0
2008 TBA MLB AL 133 432 .264 .329 .417 .270 105 1.4 12.5 -4.5 110 14 -2.6 1.4 6.4 1.3
2009 NYA MLB AL 39 98 .279 .339 .450 .222 110 1.7 2.8 -0.7 98 12 -3.0 0.4 0.1 0.0
2009 PIT MLB NL 54 126 .263 .335 .419 .333 95 1.2 3.6 -1.2 92 11 0.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.2
2010 ATL MLB NL 131 320 .259 .322 .401 .308 94 8.7 8.8 -2.6 107 10 -5.1 -0.6 3.1 0.4
2011 ATL MLB NL 117 264 .253 .318 .393 .288 97 -1.5 7.1 -1.9 88 13 -0.7 0.2 -3.2 0.2
2012 ATL MLB NL 91 147 .250 .313 .394 .267 100 -8.2 4.0 -1.2 63 11 -0.6 0.0 -6.2 -0.4
2013 ARI MLB NL 52 58 .243 .309 .371 .235 103 -3.7 1.5 -0.2 77 13 -0.2 0.0 -1.4 0.0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 5 19 .263 .330 .411 .077 86 -4.1 0.5 -0.4 36 0 0.1 0.0 -1.5 -0.1

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 WPT A- NYP 285 248 46 74 20 0 9 121 57 35 61 19 3 .298 .389 .488 .190 0 0
1998 ROK A MDW 25 20 8 9 4 0 1 16 4 5 6 1 0 .450 .560 .800 .350 0 0
1999 DAY A+ FSL 512 445 76 132 28 6 19 229 79 62 90 16 10 .297 .389 .515 .218 0 0
1999 IOW AAA PCL 16 15 3 4 0 1 1 9 2 1 4 0 0 .267 .313 .600 .333 0 0
2000 WTN AA SOU 517 436 76 113 21 9 20 212 73 78 133 14 5 .259 .375 .486 .227 0 0
2001 SAC AAA PCL 504 436 71 123 27 1 25 227 79 54 113 20 7 .282 .373 .521 .239 2 2
2002 TOR MLB AL 650 566 99 158 38 2 24 272 84 77 138 13 1 .279 .365 .481 .201 5 0
2003 SYR AAA INT 8 8 2 4 1 0 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 0 0
2003 TOR MLB AL 514 449 74 109 45 3 12 196 63 59 104 12 2 .243 .329 .437 .194 5 0
2004 TOR MLB AL 634 570 66 140 23 3 15 214 69 54 109 12 8 .246 .312 .375 .130 6 0
2005 TOR MLB AL 537 477 79 125 31 2 15 205 68 46 121 8 4 .262 .333 .430 .168 6 0
2006 BOS MLB AL 88 80 8 23 8 0 1 34 5 8 30 1 1 .288 .352 .425 .138 0 0
2006 TOR MLB AL 224 197 35 52 9 2 12 101 29 27 49 1 1 .264 .353 .513 .249 0 0
2007 BOS MLB AL 218 186 25 38 12 3 6 74 21 28 54 3 0 .204 .317 .398 .194 1 0
2008 TBA MLB AL 432 381 59 94 21 1 20 177 60 47 88 10 3 .247 .333 .465 .218 1 0
2009 NYA MLB AL 98 84 13 19 3 0 7 43 14 10 25 1 0 .226 .316 .512 .286 2 0
2009 PIT MLB NL 126 106 18 27 9 0 1 39 11 17 27 0 0 .255 .373 .368 .113 0 0
2010 ATL MLB NL 320 281 38 72 21 1 11 128 51 33 75 0 0 .256 .338 .456 .199 3 0
2011 ATL MLB NL 264 236 24 55 10 0 10 95 28 26 71 0 1 .233 .311 .403 .169 1 0
2012 ATL MLB NL 147 132 9 26 7 1 2 41 13 14 41 0 0 .197 .272 .311 .114 1 0
2013 RNO AAA PCL 19 18 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .000 0 0
2013 ARI MLB NL 58 52 2 9 3 0 1 15 6 6 17 0 0 .173 .259 .288 .115 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1592 0.4906 0.4397 0.7829 0.6325 0.2540 0.8583 0.6019 0.2171 0.0095
2009 913 0.4710 0.3987 0.7335 0.6047 0.2153 0.8577 0.4231 0.2665 -0.0054
2010 1261 0.4933 0.4687 0.7580 0.6608 0.2817 0.8589 0.5278 0.2420 0.0035
2011 1078 0.4768 0.4536 0.7403 0.6634 0.2624 0.8416 0.5068 0.2597 0.0024
2012 546 0.4542 0.4670 0.6431 0.6694 0.2987 0.7952 0.3596 0.3569 -0.0001
2013 231 0.4762 0.4848 0.7143 0.7000 0.2893 0.8052 0.5143 0.2857 0.0035
Career56210.48120.44670.74470.64660.26130.84680.51090.25530.0032

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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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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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