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Paul Konerko

38-Year-Old First Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

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.217

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2

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2

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Entering last season, it looked like Konerko would be the kind of player to gracefully mature as a productive player into his early-40s. That perception came to a shattering end in 2013. He dealt with...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 3/5/1976   BORN: Providence, RI   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Paul Konerko Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the White Sox in December of 2013.

April 17, 2014  –  Paul Konerko News

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Paul Konerko 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 CHA 158 664 575 98 163 64 24 0 40 100 0 0 81 109 0 3 5 .283 .375 .534 .909
2006 30 MAJ CHA 152 643 566 97 177 65 30 0 35 113 1 0 60 104 0 9 8 .313 .381 .551 .932
2007 31 MAJ CHA 151 636 549 71 142 65 34 0 31 90 0 1 78 102 0 6 3 .259 .351 .490 .841
2008 32 AAA CHA 4 18 11 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 .455 .611 .636 1.247
2008 32 MAJ CHA 122 514 438 59 105 42 19 1 22 62 2 0 65 80 0 4 7 .240 .344 .438 .783
2009 33 MAJ CHA 152 621 546 75 151 59 30 1 28 88 1 0 58 89 0 7 10 .277 .353 .489 .842
2010 34 MAJ CHA 149 631 548 89 171 70 30 1 39 111 0 1 72 110 0 6 5 .312 .393 .584 .977
2011 35 MAJ CWS 149 639 543 69 163 56 25 0 31 105 1 1 77 89 0 11 8 .300 .388 .517 .905
2012 36 MAJ CWS 144 598 533 66 159 48 22 0 26 75 0 0 56 83 0 2 7 .298 .371 .486 .857
2013 37 AA Bir 3 11 10 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .455 .400 .855
2013 37 MAJ CWS 126 520 467 41 114 28 16 0 12 54 0 0 45 74 0 4 4 .244 .313 .355 .668
2014 38 MAJ CWS 12 24 23 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 .217 .208 .261 .469
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Paul Konerko
3-Year Averages MAJ   139 584 514 58 145 44 21 0 23 78 0 0 59 82 0 5 6 .282 .360 .457 .817
Career  (View All) MAJ   2280 9305 8208 1149 2302 845 403 8 434 1392 9 4 911 1344 1 85 100 .280 .356 .490 .847

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Paul Konerko 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. 23 @Det 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .208 .261 .469
Apr. 22 @Det 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .100 .105 .205
Apr. 21 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 .056 .059 .115
Apr. 20 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .059 .063 .122
Apr. 17 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .071 .077 .148
Apr. 16 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .100 .111 .211
Apr. 15 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 13 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .111 .125 .236
Apr. 12 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 11 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 10 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .125 .143 .268
Apr. 8 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .143 .167 .310
Apr. 6 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 5 @KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .167 .200 .367
Apr. 4 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 3 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Apr. 2 Min 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mar. 31 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .357 .643
Last 14 Days 17 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .222 .294 .516
Last 30 Days 23 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 .217 .208 .261 .469

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Paul Konerko: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 3
2013 76 50
2012 105 38
2011 111 37
2010 125 23
2009 134 18

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Paul Konerko Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201399135160.313.525.923
2012129156190.271.473.846
2011130186150.292.462.847

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013368287380.226.310.600
20124045120560.307.490.861
20114135125901.303.535.924

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013233176250.210.305.593
20122683814420.325.530.929
20112533219590.312.589.997

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013234246290.278.406.744
20122652812330.272.442.784
20112903712461.290.455.825
Paul Konerko 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 CHA 664 575 12.2% 16.4% 0.74 81% .289 .251
2006 30 MAJ CHA 643 566 9.3% 16.2% 0.58 82% .333 .238
2007 31 MAJ CHA 636 549 12.3% 16% 0.76 81% .267 .231
2008 32 AAA CHA 18 11 33.3% 5.6% 6.00 91% .500 .181
2008 32 MAJ CHA 514 438 12.6% 15.6% 0.81 82% .247 .198
2009 33 MAJ CHA 621 546 9.3% 14.3% 0.65 84% .287 .212
2010 34 MAJ CHA 631 548 11.4% 17.4% 0.65 80% .331 .272
2011 35 MAJ CWS 639 543 12.1% 13.9% 0.87 84% .312 .217
2012 36 MAJ CWS 598 533 9.4% 13.9% 0.67 84% .314 .188
2013 37 AA Bir 11 10 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 90% .444 .000
2013 37 MAJ CWS 520 467 8.7% 14.2% 0.61 84% .268 .111
2014 38 MAJ CWS 24 23 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .263 .044
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Paul Konerko
3-Year Averages MAJ   584 514 10.1% 14% 0.72 84% .298 .175
Career MAJ   9305 8208 9.8% 14.4% 0.68 84% .291 .210

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2014 Stat Review for Paul Konerko    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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.217 AVG
TERRIBLE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.263 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.261 SLG
TERRIBLE
.044 ISO
TERRIBLE
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
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.469 OPS
TERRIBLE
.208 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Best Matchups for Paul Konerko (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 23 10 4 7 3 4 0 .435 1.000 1.500
Kyle Davies CLE 19 10 1 3 3 1 1 .526 .842 1.433
Zach Miner SEA 16 9 1 6 1 2 0 .563 .875 1.431
Matt Garza MIL 18 7 3 7 2 0 0 .389 1.000 1.429
David Price TB 20 10 2 7 1 2 2 .500 .850 1.374
Scott Kazmir OAK 27 13 2 6 3 4 2 .481 .815 1.363
Francisco Liriano PIT 25 8 3 10 9 6 2 .320 .840 1.340
Jeremy Affeldt SF 18 8 1 4 2 2 1 .444 .833 1.333
Jason Vargas KC 16 7 1 1 2 1 0 .438 .750 1.250
Jon Lester BOS 28 10 3 7 4 6 4 .357 .786 1.223

Worst Matchups for Paul Konerko (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ervin Santana ATL 40 8 0 5 3 10 1 .200 .275 .552
Kevin Slowey MIA 22 5 0 3 0 3 0 .227 .318 .545
Kyle Lohse MIL 43 5 2 2 5 6 0 .116 .256 .464
Doug Fister WAS 25 4 0 2 2 4 0 .160 .240 .462
Colby Lewis TEX 22 4 0 3 3 6 0 .182 .182 .462
James Shields KC 38 6 0 1 6 11 2 .158 .158 .447
Zack Greinke LA 66 9 1 6 6 17 0 .136 .212 .431
Jesse Crain HOU 18 2 0 0 1 10 2 .111 .222 .380
Zach McAllister CLE 18 3 0 2 0 3 0 .167 .167 .333
Jered Weaver ANA 22 2 0 1 1 5 0 .091 .091 .216

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Paul Konerko: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Konerko won't start Monday's regular season opener against the Twins, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports.

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Konerko (stomach) returned to the lineup for Wednesday's exhibition game against the Padres.

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Konerko was scratched from Sunday's lineup with stomach issues, Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports.

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Konerko said he is OK with the plan to primarily platoon at DH with Adam Dunn in 2014, the Daily Herald reports.

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Konerko agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the White Sox on Wednesday, CSN Chicago reports.

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Konerko is now expected to return the White Sox in 2014, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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General manager Rick Hahn said he expects Konerko to make a decision on whether to return to the White Sox by Dec. 9, ESPN Chicago reports.

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General manager Rick Hahn said he met with Konerko last week and the White Sox would make a roster spot for him if he wanted to return for another season, the Daily Herald reports.

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The White Sox did not extend a qualifying offer to Konerko on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Konerko's 26 home runs in 2012 marked the 13th time in 14 seasons the White Sox's first baseman hit at least 20. However, he was hitting .381 with 11 home runs as of May 31, before an early-June wrist injury derailed his season. He slashed a mortal .263/.332/.417 over his final 94 games, and his .486 slugging percentage on the season was his fourth-lowest since becoming a full-time player. He had surgery to remove those fragments over the offseason, so he should be healthy to start the 2013 season. Coming back from injury and having a disappointing second half last season, it would hardly be surprising if Konerko is undervalued in some circles as owners continue to fear a decline in his overall production.

2012

Just when you thought Konerko's 2010 campaign was a fluke, he goes and tops 30 home runs, 100 RBI once again in 2011. His home-run total dropped by eight between the two seasons, which might be explained by a five percent drop in his flyball rate, and a continued drop in that area would not be unexpected as he ages. Even if it does, he should continue to hit third or fourth in the White Sox's order, which should put him in a good position to accumulate counting stats. The team's training staff has kept him remarkably healthy -- he has averaged just a hair over 157 games per season since 1999 -- so fantasy owners should be worried more about a dip in production rather than a dip in at-bats as he approaches his late-30s.

2011

Konerko had one of the best seasons of his career in 2011, and it conveniently came as he entered free agency. He finished the season ranked in the top-10 in the AL in slugging, on-base percentage, batting average, home runs, RBI, runs created and extra-base hits. His career-worst contact rate may indicate he was a bit more aggressive at the plate, and a BABIP 40 points above his career average certainly didn't hurt. Konerko re-signed with the White Sox for three more seasons, and that decision may have been best for his fantasy prospects in 2011 - he hit 26 of his 39 home runs in Chicago. While he may not come close to repeating his 2010 performance, he should stick in the fourth spot in what figures to be a very capable lineup that added Adam Dunn to the mix during the offseason.

2010

Konerko's 2009 was a nice rebound from an injury-riddled 2008, and his offensive stats were up across the board. Most importantly, his ISO emerged from the sub-.200 doldrums, but his power probably won't near his mid-decade levels, as he is 34 this season. He should be the White Sox's everyday first baseman in 2010, and the team will give him a few days at DH each week to keep him fresh.

2009

Take a good-not-great player with a limited skill set into his 30s, and this is what you get: a sharp decline with little to stop it. Konerko's contract, popularity and the lack of better options will keep him in the lineup, and that lineup means that he can pick up 70 runs and 80 RBI accidentally. Just don't confuse him with a good first baseman.

2008

Konerko failed to eclipse both the 100-RBI mark and the 35-homer plateau for the first time since 2003, finishing with 31 homers and 90 RBI. He also saw his batting average (.259) drop to its lowest point since 2003. We're very much looking at a player in decline at the age of 32. He's still a solid contributor at first base but his best days are behind him.

2007

It was revealed after Konerko put together the best season of his career in 2006 than he was bothered for most of it by lower back pain. That's either a really good sign or a really bad sign. He'll spend the offseason in a training program to help his back, which means he is a must-watch this spring.

2006

Konerko spent most of the season as the only "name" power threat in the White Sox lineup, but other than a slight uptick in his walks you'd never know it from his stat line as he posted his second straight 40 HR, 100 RBI season. After doing what he could to disprove the "lineup protection" theory he'll now hop the fence and try to benefit from it with the newly acquired Jim Thome riding shotgun for him in the batting order.

2005

Konerko shook off his 2003 slump and attacked the ball with a vengeance last year, setting new career highs in home runs, RBI, SLG and walks -- and strikeouts, of course, a by-product of his new approach. He's still in his prime (29 on Opening Day) and just so long as he doesn't slip back into back habits, he should enjoy the new 35+ HR level he's found.

2004

He turned back into Paul Konerko (he of the rock-steady OPS) after the All-Star break, but for three months he couldn't have hit water if he'd fallen out of a boat. June was the nadir -- four singles, zero extra-base hits, .098 BA. The most distressing thing about the slump was the complete lack of a reason for it -- he wasn't hurt, and his plate discipline was as decent as ever. Players who plateau without peaking tend to fade more quickly than expected. White Sox fans with a pessimistic streak can be forgiven for seeing Greg Walker in their nightmares.

2003

Konerko's breakout year once again failed to materialize, and despite a mammoth first half (71 RBI and a .950 OPS), his final totals were remarkably similar to his previous three years with Chicago. Eerily similar, in fact -- his OPS totals for his Sox career run 863-844-856-857. You can pin your hopes on an age-27 breakout in 2003 if you want, but his career arc looks like a plateau from here.