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Torii Hunter

38-Year-Old Outfielder – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

AVG

.244

HR

3

RBI

10

R

6

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hunter continued to defy Father Time in 2013, putting together an All-Star campaign in his first season with the Tigers. The veteran outfielder slashed .304/.334/.465 in 606 at-bats while hitting prim...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/18/1975   BORN: Pine Bluff, AR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Torii Hunter Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $26 million deal with the Tigers in November of 2012.

April 11, 2014  –  Torii Hunter News

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Hunter (knee) is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Torii Hunter 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
2005 29 MAJ MIN 98 416 372 63 100 39 24 1 14 56 23 7 34 65 0 4 6 .269 .337 .452 .788
2006 30 MAJ MIN 147 611 557 86 155 54 21 2 31 98 12 6 45 108 0 4 5 .278 .336 .490 .826
2007 31 MAJ MIN 160 650 600 94 172 74 45 1 28 107 18 9 40 101 0 5 5 .287 .334 .505 .839
2008 32 MAJ LAA 146 608 551 85 153 60 37 2 21 78 19 5 50 108 0 1 6 .278 .344 .466 .810
2009 33 A Ran 3 12 9 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
2009 33 MAJ LAA 119 506 451 74 135 49 26 1 22 90 18 4 47 92 0 5 3 .299 .366 .508 .873
2010 34 MAJ LAA 152 646 573 76 161 59 36 0 23 90 9 12 61 106 0 5 7 .281 .354 .464 .819
2011 35 MAJ LAA 156 649 580 80 152 49 24 2 23 82 5 7 62 125 0 3 4 .262 .336 .429 .765
2012 36 MAJ LAA 140 584 534 81 167 41 24 1 16 92 9 1 38 133 1 3 8 .313 .365 .451 .816
2013 37 MAJ DET 144 652 606 90 184 59 37 5 17 84 3 2 26 113 3 10 7 .304 .334 .465 .799
2014 38 MAJ DET 11 44 41 6 10 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 .244 .295 .512 .807
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Torii Hunter
3-Year Averages MAJ   146 627 573 83 167 48 28 2 18 86 5 3 42 123 1 5 6 .291 .343 .442 .785
Career  (View All) MAJ   2102 8583 7828 1164 2180 799 445 37 317 1237 189 91 605 1553 6 59 85 .278 .335 .466 .801

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Torii Hunter Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .271 .467 .738
Apr. 18 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .295 .512 .807
Apr. 17 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .293 .526 .819
Apr. 16 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .297 .559 .856
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .333 .633 .966
Apr. 12 @SD 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .310 .630 .940
Apr. 11 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 9 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 8 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .727 1.060
Apr. 6 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .800 1.164
Apr. 5 Bal 4 1 2 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .389 .750 1.139
Apr. 4 Bal 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 23 2 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .208 .217 .425
Last 14 Days 37 6 10 2 0 3 10 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .325 .568 .893
Last 30 Days 45 6 10 2 0 3 10 2 6 0 0 1 0 1 .222 .271 .467 .738

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Torii Hunter: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12 12
2013 143 143
2012 134 134 6
2011 137 1 136 19
2010 143 98 46 9
2009 115 115 4

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Torii Hunter Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170357192.300.476.829
2012144284140.340.465.868
2011167299271.287.497.886

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134365510661.305.461.788
20123905312789.303.446.798
20114135114554.252.402.715

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013303528460.333.498.861
2012273367413.311.436.802
20112784515453.284.489.844

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013303389383.274.432.738
2012261459516.314.467.832
2011302358372.242.374.693
Torii Hunter Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 29 MAJ MIN 416 372 8.2% 15.6% 0.52 83% .294 .183
2006 30 MAJ MIN 611 557 7.4% 17.7% 0.42 81% .297 .212
2007 31 MAJ MIN 650 600 6.2% 15.5% 0.40 83% .306 .218
2008 32 MAJ LAA 608 551 8.2% 17.8% 0.46 80% .313 .188
2009 33 A Ran 12 9 25% 16.7% 1.50 78% .333 .334
2009 33 MAJ LAA 506 451 9.3% 18.2% 0.51 80% .335 .209
2010 34 MAJ LAA 646 573 9.4% 16.4% 0.58 82% .311 .183
2011 35 MAJ LAA 649 580 9.6% 19.3% 0.50 78% .299 .167
2012 36 MAJ LAA 584 534 6.5% 22.8% 0.29 75% .392 .138
2013 37 MAJ DET 652 606 4% 17.3% 0.23 81% .351 .161
2014 38 MAJ DET 44 41 4.5% 13.6% 0.33 85% .219 .268
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3-Year Averages MAJ   627 573 6.7% 19.6% 0.34 79% .345 .151
Career MAJ   8583 7828 7% 18.1% 0.39 80% .313 .188

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.244 AVG
WEAK
85% Contact Rate
GREAT
.219 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.512 SLG
ELITE
.268 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
13.6% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.807 OPS
GOOD
.295 OBP
POOR

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

Best Matchups for Torii Hunter (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon McCarthy AZ 16 8 1 2 1 3 1 .500 .875 1.404
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 17 6 3 6 2 5 4 .353 .941 1.362
Jake Peavy BOS 16 7 1 7 1 2 1 .438 .813 1.283
Kyle Davies CLE 23 10 2 7 3 1 0 .435 .783 1.283
Brett Anderson COL 21 8 3 8 2 3 0 .381 .810 1.244
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 21 7 3 4 0 2 0 .333 .762 1.126
Mike Pelfrey MIN 18 6 1 4 0 2 1 .333 .722 1.091
Jon Lester BOS 23 11 0 0 0 3 0 .478 .609 1.087
Chris Capuano BOS 21 9 1 5 1 5 0 .429 .619 1.074
Luke Hochevar KC 20 8 1 4 0 3 0 .400 .600 1.000

Worst Matchups for Torii Hunter (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Colby Lewis TEX 19 2 1 1 3 6 2 .105 .316 .543
Wade Davis KC 16 3 0 1 0 6 0 .188 .313 .500
Jeremy Affeldt SF 20 3 1 1 1 4 0 .150 .300 .490
Alexi Ogando TEX 16 3 0 0 1 5 0 .188 .250 .485
Clay Buchholz BOS 21 3 0 0 4 4 0 .143 .190 .470
Brett Cecil TOR 17 2 1 2 1 3 1 .118 .294 .461
Matt Harrison TEX 18 1 1 3 4 7 1 .056 .222 .449
Doug Fister WAS 23 5 0 3 0 4 0 .217 .217 .435
Roberto Hernandez PHI 38 5 0 2 2 11 2 .132 .132 .341
Brad Ziegler AZ 18 2 0 1 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222

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Torii Hunter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hunter is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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Hunter slid awkwardly into the wall in the second inning Tuesday, and was diagnosed with a left knee contusion after leaving the game with the injury in the fifth inning, MLive.com's Chris Iott reports.

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Hunter will bat third and play right field Tuesday against the Dodgers, MLive's James Schmehl reports.

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Hunter will start in right field and hit second in Monday's season opener against Kansas City, the Detroit News reports.

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Hunter is in the lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League matchup against the Braves, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Hunter will bat leadoff in Wednesday's Game 4 of the ALCS.

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Hunter (shoulder) is in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 of the ALDS against Oakland.

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Hunter jammed his left shoulder during Monday's loss in Game 3 of the ALDS to the Athletics, USA Today reports. However, X-rays were returned negative, and he intends to play Tuesday's Game 4.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hunter had a nice bounceback year last season, slashing .313/.365/.817 in 584 plate appearances despite an increased strikeout rate and decreased home-run and walk rates. The big season was mostly the product of an unsustainable .389 BABIP, and while his highest GB/FB ratio since 1999 probably had something to do with that, it's safe to say that luck played a big role. Hunter should be able to maintain a decent batting average, but it would be a major surprise if he tops .300 again, so he'll need to push those home run and walk rates back up to levels approaching his career averages if he's going to live up to the two-year, $26 million contract the Tigers gave him. Given that Hunter is 37 years old and no longer an elite athlete, that will be hard to do, although it would certainly help his chances if the Tigers bat him second in the lineup, right in front of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.

2012

Hunter matched his 2010 total by hitting 23 home runs last season, but his .262 batting average was his lowest since 2005. Hunter still managed 82 RBI and 80 runs scored, but he also stole just five bases all season. While Hunter started 156 games last season, he may get a few more games off in 2012 to stay fresh. Hunter doesn't run much anymore, but he could hold arguably one of the most favorable spots in the league, either directly in front of or behind Albert Pujols.

2011

Despite playing 33 fewer games in 2009, Hunter's numbers in 2010 were nearly identical to those from the year before. However, Hunter would have had a career year in 2009 if not for injuries, and his statistics from last season were actually pretty similar to his career averages. Due to age, Hunter will not run as much and will no longer man center field, but his offensive skills don't appear to have diminished much. Expect another steady campaign.

2010

Hunter has aged very well, making a contract that looked inflated seem like a bargain, primarily because he's become a better power hitter in his 30s without sacrificing anything else. He's even a better percentage basestealer than he used to be. As with teammate Bobby Abreu, Hunter does so many things well that a sudden collapse isn't likely, making him a strong fantasy play even at age 34.

2009

Hunter hit .278 with 21 home runs and 78 RBI in his first season with the Angels. He was expected to improve his power after getting out of the Metrodome (the toughest power ballpark for right-handed hitters in the AL in 2007), but instead the opposite happened - his slugging percentage dropped nearly 40 points. While we don't think his five-year deal will be as disastrous as Gary Matthews Jr.'s contract, there's some fear that Hunter might not remain an effective hitter for the length of the contract.

2008

Hunter left Minnesota and signed a five-year, $90 million contract to patrol center field with the Angels next season. Hunter avoided the foot and ankle issues that troubled him the previous two years and played a career-high 160 games, hitting 28 home runs with a career-high 107 RBI while winning his seventh consecutive Gold Glove. While he may not live up to his contract when he slows down in a few years, there's no reason to think he won't put up a similar season in 2008. Moving to the Angels is also good news for his fantasy value, as his stolen bases provide meaningful value and the Angels like to run. Expect another season of 25-plus home runs, but he's always a slight batting average risk since he's a free swinger.

2007

Hunter hit over 30 home runs for the first time in his career and won his sixth consecutive Gold Glove despite being slowed by ankle and foot injuries. The broken left ankle that cost him the final two months of the 2005 season caused Hunter to run flat-footed and led to a stress fracture in his left foot that limited him on the base paths. If his foot and ankle are back to full strength, he should return to stealing 20 or more bases. Hunter does pose a risk to your batting average since he swings at too many pitches, but expect another season of around 25 HR and continued Gold Glove defense in center field. Take note he's also in the last year of his contract.

2006

Hunter's season ended in late July due to a broken ankle while attempting to catch a ball in Fenway Park. Before the injury, he displayed his usual power as he was on pace for 26 home runs and 104 RBI. He helped fantasy players by improving his prowess on the basepaths. After stealing just six bases while getting caught seven times in 2003, Hunter learned a delayed-steal type of tactic and was running wild before the injury with a pace for a 38-steal season. How Hunter's ankle injury will impact his speed on the basepaths (and if opposing pitchers figure out his method), will go a long way to determining his fantasy value for 2006. Otherwise, expect another season of around 25 HRs and continued Gold Glove defense in centerfield, but with the risk of a low batting average.

2005

Hunter's statistics have become very consistent at this point in his career as he's a good bet to hit 25 or more home runs but poses a risk to your batting average since he swings at too many pitches. Hunter's numbers were down somewhat last season due to missing 16 games with a strained right hamstring. However, one good sign was his success at stealing bases. After going just 6 of 13 in stolen base attempts (including an 0-for-7 start) in 2003, Hunter stole 16 bases in 19 attempts in the second half of the season after the hamstring problems were behind him. Another season of 25+ HRs and 15+ SBs and continued Gold Glove defense in centerfield is a good bet.

2004

Hunter continued to flash amazing range in center field and solid power at the plate, but his poor plate discipline caused a decline in his batting average. He's a good bet for another 25+ home runs, but don't expect a return to a .280 batting average. One worry is that Hunter struggled on the basepaths last season, going 0-for-7 to start the year in stolen base attempts. As a result, he wasn't given the green light as frequently and that could spill over into next season.

2003

Hunter became a household name in 2002 with highlight-reel defensive plays and a strong first half. The Twins starting centerfielder and should produce 20-plus HRs and 90-pus RBI again. A low walk rate remains a concern as his batting average is a candidate to decline. Also faded in the second half of last season (just 9 HR) after a strong first half.