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Eric Hinske

37-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/5/1977   BORN: Menasha, WI   COLLEGE: Arkansas   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Hinske Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks in December of 2012.

July 18, 2013  –  Eric Hinske News

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Hinske was released by the Diamondbacks on Thursday and plans to retire, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.

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Eric Hinske 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 27 MAJ TOR 147 537 477 79 125 48 31 2 15 68 8 4 46 121 0 6 8 .262 .333 .430 .763
2006 28 MAJ BOS 31 88 80 8 23 9 8 0 1 5 1 1 8 30 0 0 0 .287 .352 .425 .777
2006 28 MAJ TOR 78 224 197 35 52 23 9 2 12 29 1 1 27 49 0 0 0 .264 .353 .513 .865
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/TOR 109 312 277 43 75 32 17 2 13 34 2 2 35 79 0 0 0 .271 .353 .487 .840
2007 29 MAJ BOS 84 218 186 25 38 21 12 3 6 21 3 0 28 54 0 1 3 .204 .317 .398 .714
2008 30 MAJ TAM 133 432 381 59 94 42 21 1 20 60 10 3 47 88 0 1 3 .247 .333 .465 .798
2009 31 MAJ NYY 39 98 84 13 19 10 3 0 7 14 1 0 10 25 0 2 2 .226 .316 .512 .828
2009 31 MAJ PIT 54 126 106 18 27 10 9 0 1 11 0 0 17 27 0 0 3 .255 .373 .368 .741
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/PIT 93 224 190 31 46 20 12 0 8 25 1 0 27 52 0 2 5 .242 .348 .432 .780
2010 32 MAJ ATL 131 320 281 38 72 33 21 1 11 51 0 0 33 75 0 3 3 .256 .338 .456 .793
2011 33 MAJ ATL 117 264 236 24 55 20 10 0 10 28 0 1 26 71 0 1 1 .233 .311 .403 .714
2012 34 MAJ ATL 91 147 132 9 26 10 7 1 2 13 0 0 14 41 0 1 0 .197 .272 .311 .583
2013 35 AAA REN 5 19 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .161
2013 35 MAJ ARI 52 58 52 2 9 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 6 17 0 0 0 .173 .259 .288 .547
3-Year Averages     86 155 140 11 30 10 6 0 4 15 0 0 15 43 0 0 0 .214 .290 .343 .633
Career  (View All)     1387 4,310 3,797 549 947 395 240 18 137 522 61 21 452 949 0 31 30 .249 .332 .430 .762

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Eric Hinske: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 6 1
2012 15 10 6 4 4
2011 13 46 33 16 1
2010 32 1 50 50 1
2009 6 13 37 2 35 5

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Eric Hinske Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201380010.250.500.750
2012172010.118.235.402

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013442150.159.250.510
201211572120.209.322.609

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013250020.120.160.374
2012674050.194.239.528

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013272140.222.407.707
2012655280.200.385.638
Eric Hinske 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 27 MAJ TOR 537 477 8.6% 22.5% 0.38 75% .323 .168
2006 28 MAJ BOS 88 80 9.1% 34.1% 0.27 63% .449 .138
2006 28 MAJ TOR 224 197 12.1% 21.9% 0.55 75% .294 .249
2006  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/TOR 312 277 11.2% 25.3% 0.44 71% .335 .216
2007 29 MAJ BOS 218 186 12.8% 24.8% 0.52 71% .254 .194
2008 30 MAJ TAM 432 381 10.9% 20.4% 0.53 77% .271 .218
2009 31 MAJ NYY 98 84 10.2% 25.5% 0.40 70% .231 .286
2009 31 MAJ PIT 126 106 13.5% 21.4% 0.63 75% .333 .113
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ NYY/PIT 224 190 12.1% 23.2% 0.52 73% .292 .190
2010 32 MAJ ATL 320 281 10.3% 23.4% 0.44 73% .313 .200
2011 33 MAJ ATL 264 236 9.8% 26.9% 0.37 70% .290 .170
2012 34 MAJ ATL 147 132 9.5% 27.9% 0.34 69% .270 .114
2013 35 AAA REN 19 18 5.3% 26.3% 0.20 72% .077 .000
2013 35 MAJ ARI 58 52 10.3% 29.3% 0.35 67% .235 .115
3-Year Averages     155 140 9.7% 27.7% 0.35 69% .280 .129
Career     4,310 3,797 10.5% 22% 0.48 75% .299 .181

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Eric Hinske: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hinske cleared waivers and has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Reno, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

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Hinske was designated for assignment Friday.

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Hinske's five-game suspension for his participation in a brawl against the Dodgers earlier this month has been reduced to one outing, which he will serve Tuesday in Washington, FOX Sports reports.

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Hinske has been suspended five games for leaving the dugout and for his aggressive actions during Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, MLB reports.

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Hinske went 0-for-3 with a strikeout while making a rare start at first base Sunday.

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Hinske unleashed a two-run blast during Arizona's victory Sunday in Milwaukee.

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Hinske went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Rockies.

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The Diamondbacks signed Hinske to a one-year deal Tuesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Hinske will serve as the Braves' DH on Sunday against the Red Sox, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Hinske will start at first base and bat seventh Wednesday, the team's official Twitter reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

If his 2012 season with the Braves is any indication, Hinske's career may be coming to a close. The 10-year veteran hit just .197 and had a .583 OPS while providing below average defense when he saw the field. His walk rate has been steadily on the decline while his strikeout rate has been on the rise, and he's limited to first base and corner-outfield spots even as a part-time player unable to hit lefties. Now 35, Hinske will serve as a bench option for Arizona after signing a one-year deal with the D-Backs in December.

2012

Hinske will continue to get steady at-bats in a utility role for the Braves. He has a good eye at the plate and decent power, but his batting average is always a risk if he gets significant at-bats since doesn't make great contact. And he did continue a trend of fading in the second half each of the last four seasons (he hit .173 with just two home runs after the All-Star break last year). He'll get time at first base and the outfield, but he's no longer used at third base. He could be a cheap source of power in deeper formats.

2011

While Hinske ended a three-year streak of making the World Series, a bounce-back season with Atlanta may have earned him a shot at a full-time role or at least a meatier platoon role. Hinske has a good eye at the plate and decent power. While he's passable in the outfield and first base, he's best served as a DH or pinch-hitter. One worry is that he's faded in the second half each of the last three seasons (.598 OPS after the All-Star break last year). Outside of that trend, he could offer cheap power in a utility role for the Braves again this season.

2010

Atlanta found the answer to get to the 2010 World Series in signing Hinske, the man who has played in the last three World Series with three different clubs. Realistically though, he faded after the All-Star break for the second straight year (a .208 average) and didn't offer the Yankees much after homering five times in his first seven games. He does still boast some pop in his bat, however, and could be a cheap source of power as a utility player for the Braves.

2009

The Rays may be very interested in bringing Hinske back, depending on whether or not the club signs a right fielder over the winter, and also depending on whether the Rays feel Fernando Perez may be ready for a full-time role. Hinske had a lot to do with the Rays' first-half success, but he hit just .214 in 54 games after the All-Star break.

2008

Hinske is a free agent whose versatility kept him on Boston's roster in 2007. He's mostly a first baseman these days, but can play some corner outfield, too. His upside is a platoon role on some team in 2008.

2007

It's hard to believe that this guy was the American League Rookie of the Year only five short years ago, because he's essentially dropped off the face of the planet since his award-winning 2002 season. The Blue Jays tired of his low output and high strikeout rate in 2006 and essentially gave him away to the Red Sox, a division rival. In Boston, Hinske saw garbage time backing up the corner infield positions and made the occasional outfield appearance. While his batting average and OBP were somewhat promising during the latter portion of 2006, we don't expect him to receive much playing time in 2007 backing up Kevin Youkilis. Look to Hinske only if Youkilis suffers an injury, and even then, don't expect a whole lot from him.

2006

A nice April and May gave some hope that Hinske had finally regained star form, but a terrible June (.132/.264/.211) ended that thought. He's expected to be nothing more than a DH against righties, which should actually help keep his average above .260. If he can do that, it's less of a price to pay for his 15 HR and 10 SB. However, the acquisition of Troy Glaus and Lyle Overbay clouds his outlook given the logjam for playing time at the corner infield spots and DH.

2005

Those hoping for a rebound from Hinske after an injury-marred 2003 were greatly disappointed. For the second straight year, he failed to hit .250 or mash more than 15 HR, and his extra-base hits have dropped from 64 to 60 to 41 over the past three seasons. He had a decent stretch in June and July, during which he hit over .300, but he failed to slug over .500 in any month in 2004. Even against righties, he slugged .363 in 402 AB, so the traditional platoon advantages don't exist here either. He's 27 and due to make $13 million over the next three years, so without a ton more production he'll be elsewhere soon.

2004

Injuries ruined Hinske's season, but you'd be wise to not forget about him in 2004. There's still a lot to like, including 45 doubles in 449 at-bats. And 25 steals over the past two seasons are a nice bonus too. Hinske improved against lefties a good bit from his rookie season, so there's real potential for a .280/30/100 season hitting behind some on-base machines.

2003

Quite a rookie season, drawing walks, swatting home runs and stealing 13 bases. He struggled against lefties, and slowed down a bit down the stretch after having played full-time in the Arizona Fall League the winter prior. A repeat performance in 2003 is a reasonable expectation; expecting another step up is unlikely until he can solve lefties and that's going to take some time.