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Marlon Byrd

39-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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.270

HR

5

RBI

19

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11

SB

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2016 Preseason Projections

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Byrd began the 2015 season with the Reds, who traded for him in 2014, and ended it with the Giants, who were in search of more thump in their lineup down the stretch. Widely considered a mercenary for...

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  6/1/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 245   DOB: 8/30/1977
BORN: Boynton Beach, FL   COLLEGE: Georgia Perimeter JC  DRAFTED: 10th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Indians in March of 2016.

November 7, 2016  –  Marlon Byrd News

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Byrd (suspension) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Indians and is now a free agent, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Marlon Byrd 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 26 AAA SCR 37 167 152 13 40 14 11 1 2 17 2 3 10 18 0 1 4 .263 .323 .388 .711
2005 27 AAA SCR 5 19 19 4 7 4 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .368 .368 .895 1.263
2005 27 AAA NEW 21 92 81 19 33 11 6 0 5 11 4 1 9 7 0 0 2 .407 .478 .667 1.145
2005 27 MAJ PHI 5 15 13 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 .308 .400 .308 .708
2005 27 MAJ WAS 74 244 216 20 57 19 15 2 2 26 5 1 18 47 5 4 1 .264 .318 .380 .698
2005  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/WAS 79 259 229 20 61 19 15 2 2 26 5 1 19 50 5 4 2 .266 .323 .376 .698
2006 28 AAA NEW 46 179 155 20 42 16 9 0 7 29 3 1 16 31 0 1 7 .271 .363 .465 .828
2006 28 MAJ WAS 78 228 197 28 44 14 8 1 5 18 3 3 22 47 1 2 6 .223 .317 .350 .667
2007 29 AAA OKL 44 195 176 29 63 23 15 2 6 32 3 2 13 30 0 1 5 .358 .415 .568 .983
2007 29 MAJ TEX 109 454 414 60 127 35 17 8 10 70 5 3 29 88 0 6 5 .307 .355 .459 .814
2008 30 AAA OKL 4 18 16 3 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 .313 .389 .438 .827
2008 30 MAJ TEX 122 462 403 70 120 42 28 4 10 53 7 2 46 62 2 2 9 .298 .380 .462 .842
2009 31 MAJ TEX 146 599 547 66 155 65 43 2 20 89 8 4 32 98 0 10 10 .283 .329 .479 .808
2010 32 MAJ CHN 152 630 580 84 170 53 39 2 12 66 5 1 31 98 0 2 17 .293 .346 .429 .775
2011 33 AAA IOW 4 19 15 4 4 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 .267 .421 .533 .954
2011 33 MAJ CHC 119 482 446 51 123 33 22 2 9 35 3 2 25 78 1 2 8 .276 .324 .395 .719
2012 34 MAJ CHC 13 47 43 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 10 0 0 1 .070 .149 .070 .219
2012 34 MAJ BOS 34 106 100 9 27 3 2 0 1 7 0 2 2 21 1 2 1 .270 .286 .320 .606
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CHC/BOS 47 153 143 10 30 3 2 0 1 9 0 3 5 31 1 2 2 .210 .243 .245 .488
2013 35 MAJ NYM 117 464 425 61 121 52 26 5 21 71 2 4 25 124 1 6 7 .285 .330 .518 .848
2013 35 MAJ PIT 30 115 107 14 34 12 9 0 3 17 0 0 6 20 0 1 1 .318 .357 .486 .843
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ NYM/PIT 147 579 532 75 155 64 35 5 24 88 2 4 31 144 1 7 8 .291 .336 .511 .847
2014 36 MAJ PHI 154 637 591 71 156 55 28 2 25 85 3 2 35 185 0 3 8 .264 .312 .445 .757
2015 37 AA PEN 2 7 7 1 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .286 .857 1.143
2015 37 MAJ SF 39 156 147 12 40 18 12 2 4 31 0 0 6 44 0 2 1 .272 .301 .463 .764
2015 37 MAJ CIN 96 388 359 46 85 35 13 3 19 42 2 1 23 101 0 3 3 .237 .286 .448 .734
2015  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ SF/CIN 135 544 506 58 125 53 25 5 23 73 2 1 29 145 0 5 4 .247 .290 .453 .743
2016 38 MAJ CLE 34 129 115 11 31 11 6 0 5 19 0 0 11 38 0 3 0 .270 .326 .452 .778
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3-Year Averages     107 436 404 46 104 38 19 2 17 59 1 1 25 122 0 3 4 .257 .305 .441 .746
Career  (View All)     1573 6,123 5,579 740 1,534 509 311 39 159 710 56 31 382 1,234 17 52 93 .275 .329 .430 .759

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Marlon Byrd: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 31 14 21 1
2015 129 88 4 41 2
2014 149 149 1
2013 141 2 2 138
2012 48 47 2
2011 118 118
2010 151 151 1
2009 144 36 105 6

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Marlon Byrd Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016383160.368.553.962
2015129166220.271.496.820
2014163199241.258.472.773

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20167784130.221.403.685
20153774217512.239.438.717
20144285216612.266.435.751

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016587290.310.466.809
20152503914390.264.504.810
20142993813481.261.455.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20165743100.228.439.746
2015256199342.230.402.678
20142923312372.267.435.750
Marlon Byrd 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 26 AAA SCR 167 152 6% 10.8% 0.56 88% .288 .125
2005 27 AAA SCR 19 19 0% 15.8% 0.00 84% .308 .527
2005 27 AAA NEW 92 81 9.8% 7.6% 1.29 91% .406 .260
2005 27 MAJ PHI 15 13 6.7% 20% 0.33 77% .400 .000
2005 27 MAJ WAS 244 216 7.4% 19.3% 0.38 78% .329 .116
2005  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/WAS 259 229 7.3% 19.3% 0.38 78% .333 .110
2006 28 AAA NEW 179 155 8.9% 17.3% 0.52 80% .299 .194
2006 28 MAJ WAS 228 197 9.6% 20.6% 0.47 76% .269 .127
2007 29 AAA OKL 195 176 6.7% 15.4% 0.43 83% .407 .210
2007 29 MAJ TEX 454 414 6.4% 19.4% 0.33 79% .370 .152
2008 30 AAA OKL 18 16 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .500 .125
2008 30 MAJ TEX 462 403 10% 13.4% 0.74 85% .332 .164
2009 31 MAJ TEX 599 547 5.3% 16.4% 0.33 82% .315 .196
2010 32 MAJ CHN 630 580 4.9% 15.6% 0.32 83% .336 .136
2011 33 AAA IOW 19 15 10.5% 10.5% 1.00 87% .250 .266
2011 33 MAJ CHC 482 446 5.2% 16.2% 0.32 83% .318 .119
2012 34 MAJ CHC 47 43 6.4% 21.3% 0.30 77% .091 .000
2012 34 MAJ BOS 106 100 1.9% 19.8% 0.10 79% .333 .050
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ CHC/BOS 153 143 3.3% 20.3% 0.16 78% .261 .035
2013 35 MAJ NYM 464 425 5.4% 26.7% 0.20 71% .357 .233
2013 35 MAJ PIT 115 107 5.2% 17.4% 0.30 81% .369 .168
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ NYM/PIT 579 532 5.4% 24.9% 0.22 73% .360 .220
2014 36 MAJ PHI 637 591 5.5% 29% 0.19 69% .344 .181
2015 37 AA PEN 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .250 .571
2015 37 MAJ SF 156 147 3.8% 28.2% 0.14 70% .364 .191
2015 37 MAJ CIN 388 359 5.9% 26% 0.23 72% .276 .211
2015  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ SF/CIN 544 506 5.3% 26.7% 0.20 71% .302 .206
2016 38 MAJ CLE 129 115 8.5% 29.5% 0.29 67% .361 .182
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3-Year Averages     436 404 5.7% 28% 0.20 70% .328 .184
Career     6,123 5,579 6.2% 20.2% 0.31 78% .328 .155

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

Contact

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.270 AVG
GOOD
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.361 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.452 SLG
GOOD
.182 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
29.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.778 OPS
GOOD
.326 OBP
AVERAGE

Marlon Byrd: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byrd has been suspended 162 games for PED use, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Byrd went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 15-6 victory against the Reds on Monday.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Byrd will get the start in right field in Saturday's matchup with the Royals.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Byrd is in the lineup and batting seventh for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

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Byrd will start in right and bat eighth in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

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Byrd is out of Saturday's lineup against the White Sox.

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Byrd was informed Monday that he will break camp with the Indians.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The Phillies struck early in free agency last winter to bring Byrd onboard in a last ditch attempt to compete in the NL East. It was a risky move given that Byrd struggled to find a team willing to give him a minor league deal two seasons ago. He rewarded the Phillies with a productive season, leading the team in home runs and playing excellent defense in right field. Byrd hit for a decent average last season, but his declining contact rate hints at a lower batting average moving forward unless he changes his approach at the plate. He did express concern with his strikeouts at the end of last season, so perhaps Byrd will trade some power for a little more contact this season. He'll try to make those adjustments with the Reds after he was traded to Cincinnati in the offseason.

2014

For a guy who couldn't find a job a year ago, Byrd's 2013 turned out pretty darn good. The 36-year-old ranked fourth among NL outfielders in isolated power (.220), fifth in RBI (88) and sixth in homers (24). A .353 BABIP throws up a red flag, however, considering he holds a career mark of .325. It would be easy, and possibly even prudent, to write 2013 off as an outlier season. What makes projecting Byrd in 2014 more difficult is that he changed his approach last season, showing a willingness to concede contact in exchange for increased power. He'll move to a more hitter-friendly environment after signing a two-year deal with the Phillies in November.

2012

Byrd is in the final year of his three-year, $15 million contract, and there's a good chance he'll be plying his trade somewhere else before the end of 2012. The Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer Cubs are likely to give top prospect Brett Jackson a shot before long, and even if Jackson proves unready, the 34-year-old Byrd isn't a viable solution in center field even in the medium term. Byrd is average at best defensively, doesn't draw walks and hits for only modest power. His .282 career batting average might buy him at-bats somewhere, but he's not the type of player the newly enlightened Cubs are likely to write into the lineup on a regular basis.

2011

After a strong first half (.317/.365/.480) that almost seemed to justify his three-year deal, Byrd collapsed after the All-Star break (.261/.321/.361), reminding us why you don't offer multi-year deals to outfielders in their 30s, coming off of career years in a hitter's parks. In the end, Byrd's line was almost identical to his Texas one minus some homers (and attendant slugging percentage), which anyone could have predicted given the change in home venue. Byrd's defense in center is merely average, but his deal likely ensures he begins the year as the team's starting center fielder as Tyler Colvin is probably more suited to a corner spot. That said, with Alfonso Soriano carrying an untradeable contract and top prospect Brett Jackson (also more suited to a corner spot) knocking on the door, there's a chance Colvin and/or Jackson cost Byrd at-bats before the season's out.

2010

Byrd picked a nice time to have the best season of his career, swatting 43 doubles and 20 home runs while driving in 89 runs as an everyday player in Texas' outfield. He parlayed his season into a three-year, $15 million contract with the Cubs and will take over everyday duty in center field. His OPS totals on the road the past three seasons have not been good (.715, .773 and .740), so there's going to be unreachable expectations for him in Wrigley Field. He was little more than a reserve outfielder prior to coming to Texas, and could well be the sequel to Gary Matthews Jr.

2009

Byrd battled knee problems as the season wore on, but managed a nice season on the whole: .298, 46 walks, 53 RBI in 122 games fueled by a .393/.468/.607 August. Milton Bradley's assumed departure will open up a spot in the Texas lineup, and Byrd figures to see a healty number of at-bats in a reserve role at a minimum.

2008

Byrd used a .398/.438/.582 line in June following a late May callup as a springboard to regular playing time for the remainder of the season. There was even talk about a long-term contract. His post-break numbers (.269/.310/.417) likely saved Texas from an albatross of sorts as the talk of Byrd being the center fielder of the future has died off. He'll be back to a reserve outfielder role after the trade for Josh Hamilton.

2007

Byrd used up his last chance in Washington, failing to carve out even a portion of the center field job. He'll start fresh in a new organization, and hope for an opportunity to catch on as a fourth OF.

2006

Byrd seems to be settling into his range, as his 2005 numbers were nearly identical to his "breakout" 2003 with the Phillies, minus about 40 points of batting average. Outfielders who are only useful if they're hitting .300 -- and who can't hit .300 consistently -- tend not to have long careers in the majors, so don't invest too heavily in Byrd.

2005

The sophomore jinx hit Byrd, as the athletic center fielder stumbled out of the gate and was eventually sent to Triple-A for a month. He's no more the .228 hitter he showed in 2004 than he is the .303 hitter he was in 2003, but the Phillies want to contend in 2005 and won't wait on him long. Byrd has a few .270-20-80-20 seasons in him, but with the Kenny Lofton trade he won't have the playing time opportunity to start the season.

2004

Byrd started out slow in 2003, but a torrid final four months of the season helped put the Phils on the brink of the playoffs. He especially heated up in September, with a .330 batting average and .411 on-base percentage, stealing six of his 11 bases. Byrd had arthroscopic surgery to repair posterior labrum tear in left shoulder after the season, but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

2003

At Triple-A Scranton, Byrd hit .297 with 15 steals, 15 homers, 63 RBI. He'll start in centerfield, and likely hit eighth. He's got speed, but won't get the opportunity to showcase it unless Rollins slumps again in 2003.