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Cesar Izturis

34-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 2/10/1980   BORN: Barquisimeto, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cesar Izturis Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Astros in January of 2014.

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Izturis will opt out of his contract with the Astros and become a free agent, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Cesar Izturis 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 25 MAJ LAD 106 478 444 48 114 23 19 2 2 31 8 8 25 51 4 1 4 .257 .302 .322 .624
2006 26 AAA LAS 15 71 60 9 17 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 10 3 0 1 0 .283 .380 .333 .713
2006 26 MAJ CHN 22 79 73 4 17 2 2 0 0 6 0 1 5 8 1 0 0 .233 .282 .260 .542
2006 26 MAJ LAD 32 129 119 10 30 9 7 1 1 12 1 3 7 6 0 1 2 .252 .302 .353 .655
2006  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/LAD 54 208 192 14 47 11 9 1 1 18 1 4 12 14 1 1 2 .245 .295 .318 .612
2007 27 MAJ CHN 65 207 191 15 47 11 11 0 0 8 3 0 13 16 2 0 1 .246 .298 .304 .601
2007 27 MAJ PIT 45 130 123 16 34 5 3 2 0 8 0 3 6 3 1 0 0 .276 .310 .333 .643
2007  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/PIT 110 337 314 31 81 16 14 2 0 16 3 3 19 19 3 0 1 .258 .302 .315 .618
2008 28 MAJ STL 135 454 414 50 109 14 10 3 1 24 24 6 29 26 3 2 6 .263 .319 .309 .628
2009 29 AA BOW 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .429 .333 .762
2009 29 MAJ BAL 114 412 387 34 99 20 14 4 2 30 12 4 18 38 4 0 3 .256 .294 .328 .622
2010 30 MAJ BAL 150 513 473 42 109 15 13 1 1 28 11 5 25 53 7 2 6 .230 .277 .268 .545
2011 31 R GUL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 31 AA BOW 7 29 25 3 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 5 1 1 0 .240 .286 .280 .566
2011 31 MAJ BAL 18 33 30 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 1 0 0 .200 .250 .200 .450
2012 32 AAA NAS 4 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .166
2012 32 MAJ MIL 57 169 162 9 38 10 6 2 2 11 1 1 3 13 4 0 0 .235 .248 .333 .581
2012 32 MAJ WAS 5 4 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ MIL/WAS 62 173 166 13 40 11 7 2 2 11 1 1 3 13 4 0 0 .241 .254 .343 .598
2013 33 MAJ CIN 63 142 129 6 27 8 8 0 0 11 0 0 9 13 3 1 0 .209 .259 .271 .530
3-Year Averages     47 114 108 7 24 5 5 0 0 7 0 0 4 12 2 0 0 .222 .250 .269 .519
Career  (View All)     1310 4,679 4,350 441 1,103 228 177 34 17 312 110 53 226 431 63 18 22 .254 .293 .322 .614

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Cesar Izturis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 21 1 29
2012 1 2 4 46
2011 3 1 12 1
2010 150
2009 112

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Cesar Izturis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013352030.257.343.621
2012482021.188.188.392

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013944080.191.245.497
201211811290.263.407.682

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013452060.267.356.668
2012878291.264.402.683

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013844050.179.226.457
2012795020.215.278.503
Cesar Izturis 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 25 MAJ LAD 478 444 5.2% 10.7% 0.49 89% .286 .065
2006 26 AAA LAS 71 60 14.1% 4.2% 3.33 95% .298 .050
2006 26 MAJ CHN 79 73 6.3% 10.1% 0.63 89% .262 .027
2006 26 MAJ LAD 129 119 5.4% 4.7% 1.17 95% .259 .101
2006  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CHN/LAD 208 192 5.8% 6.7% 0.86 93% .260 .073
2007 27 MAJ CHN 207 191 6.3% 7.7% 0.81 92% .269 .058
2007 27 MAJ PIT 130 123 4.6% 2.3% 2.00 98% .283 .057
2007  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/PIT 337 314 5.6% 5.6% 1.00 94% .275 .057
2008 28 MAJ STL 454 414 6.4% 5.7% 1.12 94% .279 .046
2009 29 AA BOW 7 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .000
2009 29 MAJ BAL 412 387 4.4% 9.2% 0.47 90% .280 .072
2010 30 MAJ BAL 513 473 4.9% 10.3% 0.47 89% .258 .038
2011 31 R GUL 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2011 31 AA BOW 29 25 6.9% 17.2% 0.40 80% .300 .040
2011 31 MAJ BAL 33 30 6.1% 30.3% 0.20 67% .300 .000
2012 32 AAA NAS 13 12 0% 7.7% 0.00 92% .091 .000
2012 32 MAJ MIL 169 162 1.8% 7.7% 0.23 92% .245 .098
2012 32 MAJ WAS 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .250
2012  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ MIL/WAS 173 166 1.7% 7.5% 0.23 92% .252 .102
2013 33 MAJ CIN 142 129 6.3% 9.2% 0.69 90% .233 .062
3-Year Averages     114 108 3.5% 10.5% 0.33 89% .250 .047
Career     4,679 4,350 4.8% 9.2% 0.52 90% .278 .068

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Cesar Izturis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Izturis was told he would not make the Opening Day roster and he decided to opt out, making him a free agent, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Izturis agreed to a minor league deal with the Astros on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Izturis knocked in three runs in Saturday's romp over the Mariners.

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Izturis plated a runner with a pinch-hit single in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

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Izturis is getting a surprise start Sunday with Zack Cozart (illness) out.

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Izturis came off the bench Monday to single home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning.

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The Reds purchased Izturis' contract from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Izturis' contract would pay him $800,000 if he makes the Reds' big league roster. He can ask for his release if he's not with the big club by June 1.

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Izturis signed a minor league deal with the Reds that includes an invite to spring training.

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The Blue Jays did not sign Izturis as previously reported, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Cesar Izturis.

2012

Izturis struggled with injuries for a majority of 2011, appearing in just 18 games for Baltimore. He appears to still own a solid glove, but his bat has not changed much over the years. He owns a .617 career OPS and shouldn't be expected to improve at age 32. As a result, Izturis' days as an everyday player are over. However, as a switch-hitter who can play shortstop, Izturis could play his way into a utility role with the Brewers during spring training.

2011

Izturis still has a career because of his glove, not his bat and 2010 was no exception to his pathetic display at the plate (it's rare that a player posts a lower slugging percentage than on-base percentage given more than 500 plate appearances, but Izturis achieved that feat). The Orioles won't give him everyday at-bats with the acquisition of J.J. Hardy, and the cheap 20 steals he used to deliver withered away even before he was forced into a part-time role.

2010

It is no secret that Izturis is in Baltimore for his glove, not his bat. Izturis swiped 12 bases in a season that was marred by missed time following an appendectomy. Deeper leagues could use Izturis as a stolen-base threat, but only at the cost of eating his poor batting average.

2009

Izturis rewarded his fantasy owners with 24 stolen bases in 2008, one off his career high. Unfortunately, there's not much value beyond the steals. The Cardinals didn't ask him back, but the Orioles quickly signed him to a two-year deal. It makes a lot of sense for them, given the cast of thousands they tried out at shortstop last year, and the utter lack of a good shortstop prospect in the upper levels of their farm system.

2008

Izturis could win the job as the starting shortstop for the Cardinals this spring after the departure of David Eckstein. He offers a good glove but little for fantasy purposes as he doesn't have much power or steal bases. While he makes decent contact, it's not enough to offset a poor walk rate, so his batting average is a big risk if he gets regular at-bats.

2007

Izturis came back from Tommy John surgery in June, didn't hit much, got traded to the Cubs, didn't hit much, then missed the last month of the season with a hamstring injury. Assuming his hamstring is okay, Izturis will open the year as the team's starting shortstop thanks to his first-rate defensive skills. He’s capable of drawing an occasional walk and stealing a few bags, but he has no power, and doesn't make enough contact to make up for the lack of walks.

2006

Izturis is tentatively scheduled to be out until the All-Star break due to his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Before the elbow injury, he spent most of the year trying to play through a painful back injury. Following the acquisition of Rafael Furcal, Izturis' future with the Dodgers is a little cloudy. The plan is to move Izturis to second base once he returns; that said, those plans were made before the Dodgers signed Nomar Garciaparra to play first base. Izturis is signed through 2007, so it's not just a case of letting him become a free agent at the end of the year. Look for a trade near the July deadline if Izturis comes back healthy.

2005

Izturis established career highs in batting average, home runs, and RBI and tied his career high for stolen bases last season. He's worth drafting for the stolen bases in NL-only leagues but don't expect much help in any of the other categories.

2004

Izturis could have won the NL gold glove at shortstop in 2003. A true defensive wizard, he unfortunately teamed with Alex Cora to form the weakest hitting middle infield in the big leagues. How many defensive replacements does a team need? His 10 steals provided his only roto value, and his utter lack of plate discipline was an absolute killer to the offense.

2003

Izturis offers little speed, no power, no plate discipline, and little else of use to a fantasy player. About the best thing you can say is he's young and therefore may improve with age.