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Marlon Byrd

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

25

RBI

85

R

71

SB

3

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 gi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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Marlon Byrd Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Phillies in November of 2013. The contract also includes a team/vesting option for 2016.

January 1, 2015  –  Marlon Byrd News

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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 BOS 34 106 100 9 27 3 2 0 1 7 0 2 2 21 1 2 1 .270 .286 .320 .606
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  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ BOS/CHC 47 153 143 10 30 3 2 0 1 9 0 3 5 31 1 2 2 .210 .243 .245 .488
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 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  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PIT/NYM 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
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3-Year Averages     116 455 422 52 113 39 21 2 16 60 1 3 23 120 0 4 6 .268 .312 .441 .753
Career  (View All)     1404 5,450 4,958 671 1,378 445 280 34 131 618 54 30 342 1,051 17 44 89 .278 .333 .427 .760

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Marlon Byrd 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
Sep. 28 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .312 .445 .757
Sep. 27 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .314 .448 .762
Sep. 26 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .313 .449 .762
Sep. 25 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .314 .450 .764
Sep. 23 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .312 .450 .762
Sep. 21 @StL 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .313 .451 .764
Sep. 20 @StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .312 .448 .760
Sep. 19 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .311 .449 .760
Sep. 17 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .313 .453 .766
Sep. 16 @ChC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .315 .457 .772
Sep. 15 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .314 .456 .770
Sep. 14 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Mil 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .314 .456 .770
Sep. 12 @Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .264 .314 .455 .769
Sep. 11 StL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .313 .457 .770
Sep. 10 StL Did not play.
Sep. 9 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .313 .458 .771
Sep. 8 StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .312 .459 .771
Sep. 7 NYM 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .312 .459 .771
Sep. 6 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 5 NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .311 .458 .769
Sep. 4 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .314 .463 .777
Aug. 31 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .319 .471 .790
Aug. 30 @Pit 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .319 .472 .791
Aug. 29 @Pit 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .319 .468 .787
Aug. 28 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 27 ChC 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .317 .468 .785
Last 7 Days 24 1 7 2 0 0 5 1 7 0 1 0 0 1 .292 .320 .375 .695
Last 14 Days 42 1 12 3 0 0 7 1 11 0 1 1 0 1 .286 .318 .357 .675
Last 30 Days 81 6 22 4 0 2 10 4 25 0 1 3 0 3 .272 .330 .395 .725

Marlon Byrd: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014163199241.258.472.773
2013163218311.344.583.959
2012498140.327.408.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144285216612.266.435.751
20133695416571.268.480.797
2012942050.149.160.348

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142993813481.261.455.764
2013261339360.257.425.727
2012684070.162.176.368

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142923312372.267.435.750
20132714215522.325.594.962
2012756120.253.307.598
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 BOS 106 100 1.9% 19.8% 0.10 79% .333 .050
2012 34 MAJ CHC 47 43 6.4% 21.3% 0.30 77% .091 .000
2012  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ BOS/CHC 153 143 3.3% 20.3% 0.16 78% .261 .035
2013 35 MAJ PIT 115 107 5.2% 17.4% 0.30 81% .369 .168
2013 35 MAJ NYM 464 425 5.4% 26.7% 0.20 71% .357 .233
2013  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PIT/NYM 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
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3-Year Averages     455 422 5.1% 26.4% 0.19 72% .339 .173
Career     5,450 4,958 6.3% 19.3% 0.33 79% .330 .149

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

Contact

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.264 AVG
AVERAGE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.344 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.445 SLG
GOOD
.181 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.5% BB Rate
POOR
29.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.757 OPS
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.312 OBP
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Marlon Byrd

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

Byrd will be dealt to the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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Byrd is the most popular trade target on the Phillies' roster in early trade discussions, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Byrd is not in the lineup Tuesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

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Byrd is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Byrd is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Byrd is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus the Mets.

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Byrd is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

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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.