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Erik Kratz

36-Year-Old Catcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

AVG

.069

HR

1

RBI

3

R

1

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 6/15/1980   BORN: Telford, PA   COLLEGE: Eastern Mennonite   DRAFTED: 29th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Erik Kratz Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Angels in May of 2016.

June 27, 2016  –  Erik Kratz News

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Erik Kratz 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
2004 24 AA NEW 4 11 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .455 .444 .899
2005 25 AA NEW 92 336 296 27 61 21 10 0 11 34 2 0 27 87 3 4 6 .206 .282 .351 .633
2006 26 AA NEW 72 284 258 34 58 16 10 0 6 27 1 0 16 54 1 1 8 .225 .290 .333 .623
2006 26 AAA SYR 12 47 40 12 10 3 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 0 2 0 .250 .319 .375 .694
2007 27 AA NEW 49 182 160 22 40 24 15 1 8 30 0 0 12 33 2 3 5 .250 .317 .506 .823
2007 27 AAA SYR 35 124 112 10 24 7 2 0 5 19 0 1 8 28 3 0 1 .214 .273 .366 .639
2008 28 AA NEW 33 121 102 15 25 12 5 0 7 19 2 0 13 26 0 2 4 .245 .347 .500 .847
2008 28 AAA SYR 40 158 145 20 34 21 11 1 9 24 1 0 9 33 1 1 2 .234 .287 .510 .797
2009 29 AAA IND 92 349 315 45 87 41 30 0 11 43 7 0 31 71 0 2 1 .276 .341 .476 .817
2010 30 AAA IND 70 274 230 30 63 32 22 1 9 41 1 2 32 54 0 3 9 .274 .380 .496 .876
2010 30 MAJ PIT 9 36 34 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .284
2011 31 AAA LEH 103 409 358 56 103 34 19 0 15 53 2 0 38 72 0 2 11 .288 .372 .466 .838
2011 31 MAJ PHI 2 6 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2012 32 AAA LEH 37 141 124 17 33 18 10 0 8 30 0 0 10 20 0 4 3 .266 .326 .540 .866
2012 32 MAJ PHI 50 157 141 14 35 18 9 0 9 26 0 0 11 34 0 3 2 .248 .306 .504 .810
2013 33 AA REA 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 33 AAA LEH 3 12 12 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
2013 33 MAJ PHI 68 218 197 21 42 16 7 0 9 26 0 0 18 45 0 2 1 .213 .280 .386 .666
2014 34 AAA BUF 27 100 87 13 26 13 10 0 3 17 0 1 9 18 1 3 0 .299 .354 .517 .871
2014 34 MAJ TOR 34 84 81 8 16 6 3 0 3 10 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 .198 .226 .346 .572
2014 34 MAJ KC 13 31 29 4 8 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 10 0 1 0 .276 .290 .517 .807
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TOR/KC 47 115 110 12 24 9 4 0 5 13 0 0 4 22 0 1 0 .218 .243 .391 .634
2015 35 AAA TAC 10 43 39 3 8 4 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .205 .279 .308 .587
2015 35 AAA LEH 26 97 77 14 24 12 8 1 3 15 1 0 18 18 0 2 0 .312 .433 .558 .991
2015 35 AAA OMA 15 62 56 7 12 6 2 0 4 12 0 0 5 9 0 1 0 .214 .274 .464 .738
2015 35 MAJ PHI 12 23 22 3 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .579
2015 35 MAJ KC 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PHI/KC 16 28 26 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 .192 .214 .269 .484
2016 36 AAA SAL 12 41 39 6 9 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 12 0 0 1 .231 .268 .308 .576
2016 36 MAJ HOU 15 30 29 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 .069 .100 .103 .203
2016 36 MAJ PIT 11 29 29 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 .069 .069 .172 .241
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ HOU/PIT 26 59 58 1 4 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 25 0 0 0 .069 .085 .138 .223
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3-Year Averages     43 119 111 12 23 8 4 0 4 14 0 0 7 24 0 1 0 .207 .252 .351 .603
Career  (View All)     218 619 572 53 116 48 24 0 24 72 0 0 37 141 0 7 3 .203 .252 .371 .623

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Erik Kratz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 28 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .069 .172 .241
Jun. 26 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 25 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .038 .038 .154 .192
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .043 .043 .174 .217
Jun. 22 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .050 .200 .250
Jun. 21 SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .050 .050 .200 .250
Jun. 20 SF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .056 .222 .278
Jun. 19 @ChC Did not play.
Jun. 18 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 17 @ChC Did not play.
Jun. 16 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 15 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 14 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 12 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 11 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 10 StL Did not play.
Jun. 9 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 8 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 7 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 7 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 6 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 5 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 4 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 3 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 1 @Mia Did not play.
May. 31 @Mia Did not play.
May. 30 @Mia Did not play.
Last 7 Days 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222
Last 14 Days 25 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 .080 .080 .200 .280
Last 30 Days 29 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 .069 .069 .172 .241

Erik Kratz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 23 1 1
2015 7 2
2014 36 5
2013 60
2012 41
2011 1
2010 9

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Erik Kratz: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 29 2

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Erik Kratz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016161130.188.438.673
2015151000.267.333.600
2014535390.208.415.647

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016420000.024.024.048
2015112030.091.182.336
2014577240.228.368.623

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016331130.061.152.212
2015101010.100.100.267
2014524140.231.346.591

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016250000.080.120.235
2015162020.250.375.625
2014588490.207.431.673
Erik Kratz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AA NEW 11 9 18.2% 18.2% 1.00 78% .429 .111
2005 25 AA NEW 336 296 8% 25.9% 0.31 71% .253 .145
2006 26 AA NEW 284 258 5.6% 19% 0.30 79% .263 .108
2006 26 AAA SYR 47 40 10.6% 8.5% 1.25 90% .257 .125
2007 27 AA NEW 182 160 6.6% 18.1% 0.36 79% .269 .256
2007 27 AAA SYR 124 112 6.5% 22.6% 0.29 75% .241 .152
2008 28 AA NEW 121 102 10.7% 21.5% 0.50 75% .261 .255
2008 28 AAA SYR 158 145 5.7% 20.9% 0.27 77% .243 .276
2009 29 AAA IND 349 315 8.9% 20.3% 0.44 77% .326 .200
2010 30 AAA IND 274 230 11.7% 19.7% 0.59 77% .323 .222
2010 30 MAJ PIT 36 34 5.6% 25% 0.22 74% .160 .000
2011 31 AAA LEH 409 358 9.3% 17.6% 0.53 80% .325 .178
2011 31 MAJ PHI 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .167
2012 32 AAA LEH 141 124 7.1% 14.2% 0.50 84% .260 .274
2012 32 MAJ PHI 157 141 7% 21.7% 0.32 76% .265 .256
2013 33 AA REA 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2013 33 AAA LEH 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .182 .083
2013 33 MAJ PHI 218 197 8.3% 20.6% 0.40 77% .231 .173
2014 34 AAA BUF 100 87 9% 18% 0.50 79% .348 .218
2014 34 MAJ TOR 84 81 3.6% 14.3% 0.25 85% .197 .148
2014 34 MAJ KC 31 29 3.2% 32.3% 0.10 66% .353 .241
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TOR/KC 115 110 3.5% 19.1% 0.18 80% .229 .173
2015 35 AAA TAC 43 39 7% 16.3% 0.43 82% .250 .103
2015 35 AAA LEH 97 77 18.6% 18.6% 1.00 77% .375 .246
2015 35 AAA OMA 62 56 8.1% 14.5% 0.56 84% .186 .250
2015 35 MAJ PHI 23 22 4.3% 13% 0.33 86% .263 .091
2015 35 MAJ KC 5 4 0% 40% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2015  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PHI/KC 28 26 3.6% 17.9% 0.20 81% .238 .077
2016 36 AAA SAL 41 39 2.4% 29.3% 0.08 69% .333 .077
2016 36 MAJ HOU 30 29 3.3% 46.7% 0.07 52% .133 .034
2016 36 MAJ PIT 29 29 0% 37.9% 0.00 62% .059 .103
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ HOU/PIT 59 58 1.7% 42.4% 0.04 57% .094 .069
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3-Year Averages     119 111 5.9% 20.2% 0.29 78% .229 .144
Career     619 572 6% 22.8% 0.26 75% .226 .168

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2016 Stat Review for Erik Kratz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.069 AVG
TERRIBLE
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.094 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.138 SLG
TERRIBLE
.069 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.04 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
42.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.223 OPS
TERRIBLE
.085 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Erik Kratz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kratz attributed his solo homer Monday to a recent prescription adjustment to his contact lenses, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports.

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Kratz provided the only offense in Monday's 1-0 victory over the Giants, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer.

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Kratz is in the lineup and batting eighth for Monday's game against the Giants.

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Kratz is in the lineup and batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

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Kratz was traded to the Pirates for cash considerations Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Kratz signed a minor league deal with the Angels on Thursday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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Kratz was released by the Astros on Sunday.

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Kratz, 35, made his first big league pitching appearance during Tuesday's 11-1 blowout loss to Seattle, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits during his lone inning of relief.

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Kratz went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts before he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning during Monday's loss to Seattle.

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Kratz is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

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Kratz was traded to Houston by the Padres on Monday for Dan Straily, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Erik Kratz.

2015

Kratz arrived in Kansas City following a late-July deal with the Blue Jays and immediately usurped Brett Hayes as the primary backup to Salvador Perez. He appeared in 47 games last season between the Jays and Royals, but didn't contribute much from an offensive standpoint, slashing .218/.243/.391 with five home runs in 110 at-bats. The 6-foot-4 backstop will turn 35 in June, and has yet to see an opportunity for full-time work in the major leagues. This is unlikely to change in 2015, as Perez is one of the least-frequently rested catchers in baseball, appearing in 150 contests last season. Unless Perez's heavy usage finally catches up with him and he has to miss time due to injury, Kratz will once again serve in a limited role this season.

2014

Kratz spent his first full season in the majors last season at the age of 33. He opened the year as the Phillies' starting catcher while Carlos Ruiz served a suspension, but outside of hitting some home runs, he did not do much with his opportunity. Kratz can have a little value as a second catcher in deep leagues thanks to his power potential, but his low contact rate makes him a batting average liability. The Blue Jays acquired Kratz as part of their overhaul behind the plate during the offseason, but he'll be placed in a backup role at best if he manages to make the Opening Day roster.

2013

Kratz finally was rewarded for his determination last season as he received his first extended stint in the majors as a 32-year-old rookie. When Carlos Ruiz went down with an injury, Kratz seized the starting catching job away from Brian Schneider and sealed his role as Ruiz's backup for the 2013 season. Kratz has some pop in his bat, but his 20 percent HR/FB rate is likely unsustainable. With Carlos Ruiz suspended 25 games for a second positive amphetamine test, Kratz will be the starting catcher for the first month of the season and then resume a backup role.

2012

Kratz will be in camp this spring as the Phillies' third catcher. He'll need an injury to Brian Schneider or Carlos Ruiz to have any shot at avoiding a return to Triple-A to start the season.