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Chris Getz

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.160

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0

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1

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Perhaps when he was younger, there was the promise of some upside, particularly in the speed department, but now eight years into his professional career, that promise seems to have dwindled to the po...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 8/30/1983   BORN: Southfield, MI   COLLEGE: Michigan   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Non-tendered by the Royals in December of 2013, becoming a free agent.

May 16, 2014  –  Chris Getz News

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Getz, who was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Sunday, will retire, ESPN's Doug Padilla reports.

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Chris Getz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 23 AA BIR 72 319 278 40 83 15 10 2 3 29 13 7 36 30 2 1 2 .299 .382 .381 .763
2008 24 AAA CHA 111 457 404 60 122 36 24 1 11 52 11 4 41 53 4 5 3 .302 .366 .448 .814
2008 24 MAJ CHA 10 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571
2009 25 AAA CHA 5 19 15 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 .200 .368 .200 .568
2009 25 MAJ CHA 107 415 375 49 98 24 18 4 2 31 25 2 30 54 1 3 6 .261 .324 .347 .670
2010 26 AAA OMA 2 8 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2010 26 MAJ KAN 72 248 224 23 53 9 9 0 0 18 15 2 19 28 3 0 2 .237 .302 .277 .579
2011 27 MAJ KC 118 429 380 50 97 9 6 3 0 26 21 7 30 45 14 2 3 .255 .313 .287 .600
2012 28 AAA OMA 11 47 43 7 12 3 2 1 0 8 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 .279 .340 .372 .712
2012 28 MAJ KC 64 210 189 22 52 13 10 3 0 17 9 3 11 17 8 2 0 .275 .312 .360 .672
2013 29 AAA OMA 19 88 84 7 26 7 5 1 1 10 3 1 1 5 0 2 1 .310 .318 .429 .747
2013 29 MAJ KC 78 237 209 29 46 8 6 1 1 18 16 3 20 24 8 0 0 .220 .288 .273 .561
2014 30 AAA BUF 18 76 68 8 21 2 2 0 0 9 6 1 8 11 0 0 0 .309 .382 .338 .720
2014 30 MAJ TOR 10 28 25 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 0 1 .160 .222 .200 .422
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3-Year Averages     86 291 259 33 65 9 7 2 0 20 15 4 20 28 10 1 1 .251 .306 .293 .599
Career  (View All)     459 1,574 1,409 176 352 64 50 11 3 111 89 18 111 173 35 7 12 .250 .309 .307 .616

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Chris Getz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 10
2013 68 4
2012 61 1
2011 110 4 3
2010 64 2
2009 106

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Chris Getz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201460000.000.000.000
2013538023.264.302.605
2012484050.229.292.547

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014191002.211.263.549
20131562111613.205.263.546
2012141180129.291.383.714

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014100000.000.000.000
201310113099.218.257.558
201298110145.276.398.709

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014151002.267.333.686
201310816197.222.287.563
20129111034.275.319.631
Chris Getz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 23 AA BIR 319 278 11.3% 9.4% 1.20 89% .327 .082
2008 24 AAA CHA 457 404 9% 11.6% 0.77 87% .326 .146
2008 24 MAJ CHA 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .333 .000
2009 25 AAA CHA 19 15 15.8% 5.3% 3.00 93% .214 .000
2009 25 MAJ CHA 415 375 7.2% 13% 0.56 86% .301 .086
2010 26 AAA OMA 8 6 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .400 .000
2010 26 MAJ KAN 248 224 7.7% 11.3% 0.68 88% .270 .040
2011 27 MAJ KC 429 380 7% 10.5% 0.67 88% .290 .032
2012 28 AAA OMA 47 43 8.5% 8.5% 1.00 91% .308 .093
2012 28 MAJ KC 210 189 5.2% 8.1% 0.65 91% .302 .085
2013 29 AAA OMA 88 84 1.1% 5.7% 0.20 94% .321 .119
2013 29 MAJ KC 237 209 8.4% 10.1% 0.83 89% .245 .053
2014 30 AAA BUF 76 68 10.5% 14.5% 0.73 84% .368 .029
2014 30 MAJ TOR 28 25 3.6% 14.3% 0.25 84% .190 .040
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3-Year Averages     291 259 6.9% 9.6% 0.71 89% .281 .042
Career     1,574 1,409 7.1% 11% 0.64 88% .283 .057

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Getz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.160 AVG
TERRIBLE
84% Contact Rate
GOOD
.190 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.200 SLG
TERRIBLE
.040 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.6% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.422 OPS
TERRIBLE
.222 OBP
TERRIBLE

Chris Getz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Getz was designated for assignment Sunday, Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Getz is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

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Getz went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases and a run in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Royals.

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Getz will get the nod at second base and bat ninth in the order during his Blue Jays debut Tuesday at Kansas City, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Getz will have his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game at Kansas City, Sportsnet reports.

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Getz was assigned to minor league camp by the Blue Jays on Monday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Getz faces an uphill battle to make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster.

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Getz signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Getz was non-tendered by the Royals on Monday, making him a free agent.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

When the Royals first acquired Getz from the White Sox in 2010, they envisioned him as a decent stopgap at the keystone while they waited for Johnny Giavotella to develop. But similarly to 2011, Giavotella wasn't ready and while Getz was to be leaned on more, his inability to stay healthy or hit left-handed pitching forced the team into using him strictly as a platoon partner. Getz batted .275 over 210 plate appearances, but failed to produce anything offensively worth using in fantasy. He does not strike out very often, has a below-average walk rate, and while he makes a lot of contact at the plate, it is not clean contact as evidenced by his .312 on-base percentage. He will likely be used in a similar role by the Royals again this season.

2012

Last season brought the demise of Getz as a leadoff hitter and as the Royals' starting second baseman. As the team's leadoff hitter, he produced a .248 OBP, before being removed permanently in lieu of Alex Gordon, who took a shining to the spot (.383 OBP). As their second baseman, he lasted until early August, when Johnny Giavotella was called up. For the season, he posted a .255/.313/.287 batting line with 21 steals. It's doubtful the Royals or any team asks him to take on such responsibilities again in 2012. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues will want to use him for his speed, but use caution as his batting average will put a drain on his value.

2011

Getz is the odds-on favorite to start at second base when the Royals open the 2011 season. His 2010 campaign was cut short thanks to a concussion, but he was fully cleared to return to action in December. He's a favorite of manager Ned Yost and likely will be given plenty of at-bats early on in the year. It'll be up to him to build on his successful 2008 and 2009 seasons and leave last year behind him to keep the job.

2010

Getz proved in his rookie season what we thought he would become. A not-too-powerful, not-too-fast hitter that can get on base reliably (.324) and is smart on the basepaths (he succeeded on 25 of 34 tries). His power is extremely limited, with just 24 extra-base hits in 415 plate-appearances. He may have to battle Alberto Callaspo for at-bats after being traded to the Royals, but his ability to steal a base should land him somewhere near the top of the order when he gets into the lineup.

2009

Getz had a career season at Triple-A while being groomed as a utilityman. He may need to play multiple positions in the majors, as the acquisitions of Brent Lillibridge and Wilson Betemit have crowded the Sox infield. The power spike he showed last year is probably not real, so he's an OBP/SB guy without upside who won't play much.