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Erik Kratz

33-Year-Old Catcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

1

RBI

4

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ho...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/15/1980   BORN: Telford, PA   COLLEGE: Eastern Mennonite   DRAFTED: 29th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Blue Jays in December of 2013.

April 13, 2014  –  Erik Kratz News

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Kratz has been sent to Triple-A Buffalo, the National Post reports.

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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 7 22 18 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 .111 .190 .167 .357
2014 34 MAJ TOR 7 10 10 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Erik Kratz
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 125 114 11 26 11 5 0 6 17 0 0 9 26 0 1 1 .228 .288 .430 .718
Career  (View All) MAJ   136 427 388 38 85 36 17 0 19 57 0 0 31 91 0 5 3 .219 .279 .410 .688

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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
Apr. 23 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 22 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
Apr. 12 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700
Apr. 11 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 10 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .556 .778
Apr. 9 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 8 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 6 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000
Apr. 5 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.666
Apr. 4 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 3 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500
Apr. 2 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 1 @TB Did not play.
Mar. 31 @TB 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 10 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .500 .700

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Erik Kratz: MLB Games Played By Position

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

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Erik Kratz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013385110.079.184.406
2012434380.256.558.877
201140000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013159168250.245.434.729
201298106180.245.480.780
2011200001.0001.5002.500

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201394135140.245.457.772
20128296150.256.549.856
201150000.200.400.600

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310384120.184.320.568
20125953110.237.441.744
2011100001.0001.0002.000
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 22 18 9.1% 27.3% 0.33 67% .167 .056
2014 34 MAJ TOR 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .143 .300
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Erik Kratz
3-Year Averages MAJ   125 114 7.2% 20.8% 0.35 77% .244 .202
Career MAJ   427 388 7.3% 21.3% 0.34 77% .237 .191

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

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.143 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
ELITE
.300 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.700 OPS
WEAK
.200 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Erik Kratz (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Manny Parra CIN 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
David Price TB 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 3 2 2 6 0 1 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Tom Koehler MIA 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mike Fiers MIL 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 2.000 2.667
John Lackey BOS 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Joe Saunders TEX 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Craig Kimbrel ATL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Dan Haren LA 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Julio Teheran ATL 2 1 1 3 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500

Worst Matchups for Erik Kratz (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mickey Storey TOR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Strop CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andrew Miller BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Peter Moylan HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Phelps NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Elvin Ramirez CIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Henry Rodriguez MIA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Sergio Romo SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

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The Blue Jays assigned Kratz to minor league camp Wednesday.

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Kratz was traded to the Blue Jays on Tuesday, FOX Sports reports. The Blue Jays also received pitcher Rob Rasmussen while the Phillies acquired Brad Lincoln.

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Kratz (knee) returned to action Tuesday and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

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Kratz was taken out of Sunday's game against the Nationals after Jayson Werth banged into his knee while crossing home plate, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Phillies activated Kratz (knee) from the disabled list on Sunday, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Manager Charlie Manuel said Kratz (knee) will probably return to the Phillies after the All-Star break, according to the team website.

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Kratz (knee) went 0-for-3 in his first rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.

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Kratz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.