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Casey Kotchman

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 2/22/1983   BORN: St. Petersburg, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Casey Kotchman Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Marlins in February 2013.

August 26, 2013  –  Casey Kotchman News

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Kotchman (oblique) was recalled from his rehab stint and subsequently released, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Casey Kotchman 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 21 AA ARK 29 131 117 19 42 14 11 0 3 17 0 0 10 7 0 0 4 .359 .427 .530 .957
2004 21 AAA SAL 49 218 197 32 72 27 22 0 5 37 0 0 14 25 0 2 5 .365 .417 .553 .970
2005 22 AAA SAL 94 417 363 62 105 34 23 1 10 58 0 2 43 40 0 4 7 .289 .372 .441 .813
2005 22 MAJ LAA 47 143 126 16 35 12 5 0 7 22 1 1 15 18 1 1 0 .278 .352 .484 .836
2006 23 AAA SAL 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
2006 23 MAJ LAA 29 88 79 6 12 3 2 0 1 6 0 1 7 13 2 0 0 .152 .221 .215 .436
2007 24 MAJ LAA 137 508 443 64 131 51 37 3 11 68 2 3 53 43 3 5 4 .296 .372 .467 .840
2008 25 MAJ ATL 43 175 152 18 36 7 4 1 2 20 0 0 18 16 0 1 4 .237 .331 .316 .647
2008 25 MAJ LAA 100 398 373 47 107 36 24 0 12 54 2 1 18 23 0 2 5 .287 .327 .448 .774
2008  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ ATL/LAA 143 573 525 65 143 43 28 1 14 74 2 1 36 39 0 3 9 .272 .328 .410 .738
2009 26 AAA GWI 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2009 26 MAJ BOS 39 95 87 9 19 4 3 0 1 7 1 0 7 14 0 0 1 .218 .284 .287 .572
2009 26 MAJ ATL 87 336 298 28 84 26 20 0 6 41 0 0 32 28 0 3 3 .282 .354 .409 .764
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ BOS/ATL 126 431 385 37 103 30 23 0 7 48 1 0 39 42 0 3 4 .268 .339 .382 .721
2010 27 MAJ SEA 125 457 414 37 90 30 20 1 9 51 0 0 35 57 0 5 3 .217 .280 .336 .616
2011 28 AAA DUR 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2011 28 MAJ TB 146 563 500 44 153 36 24 2 10 48 2 2 48 66 0 3 12 .306 .378 .422 .800
2012 29 MAJ CLE 142 500 463 46 106 24 12 0 12 55 3 0 26 49 3 1 7 .229 .280 .333 .613
2013 30 A+ JUP 18 69 61 7 18 4 4 0 0 8 0 0 7 7 0 0 1 .295 .377 .361 .738
2013 30 MAJ MIA 6 21 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .048 .000 .048
3-Year Averages     98 360 327 30 86 19 12 0 7 34 1 0 25 38 1 1 6 .263 .326 .364 .690
Career  (View All)     939 3,412 3,071 322 799 235 157 7 71 388 14 8 267 339 9 22 43 .260 .326 .385 .711

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Casey Kotchman: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 6
2012 137
2011 146
2010 116 3
2009 114

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Casey Kotchman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201350000.000.000.000
2012113112111.221.301.574

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013150010.000.000.063
20123503510442.231.343.625

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012241276311.237.349.618

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013200010.000.000.048
2012222196242.221.315.605
Casey Kotchman 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 21 AA ARK 131 117 7.6% 5.3% 1.43 94% .364 .171
2004 21 AAA SAL 218 197 6.4% 11.5% 0.56 87% .401 .188
2005 22 AAA SAL 417 363 10.3% 9.6% 1.08 89% .304 .152
2005 22 MAJ LAA 143 126 10.5% 12.6% 0.83 86% .277 .206
2006 23 AAA SAL 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .000 .000
2006 23 MAJ LAA 88 79 8% 14.8% 0.54 84% .169 .063
2007 24 MAJ LAA 508 443 10.4% 8.5% 1.23 90% .308 .171
2008 25 MAJ ATL 175 152 10.3% 9.1% 1.13 89% .254 .079
2008 25 MAJ LAA 398 373 4.5% 5.8% 0.78 94% .281 .161
2008  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ ATL/LAA 573 525 6.3% 6.8% 0.92 93% .273 .138
2009 26 AAA GWI 5 3 20% 20% 1.00 67% .000 .000
2009 26 MAJ BOS 95 87 7.4% 14.7% 0.50 84% .250 .069
2009 26 MAJ ATL 336 298 9.5% 8.3% 1.14 91% .295 .127
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ BOS/ATL 431 385 9% 9.7% 0.93 89% .286 .114
2010 27 MAJ SEA 457 414 7.7% 12.5% 0.61 86% .233 .119
2011 28 AAA DUR 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2011 28 MAJ TB 563 500 8.5% 11.7% 0.73 87% .337 .116
2012 29 MAJ CLE 500 463 5.2% 9.8% 0.53 89% .234 .104
2013 30 A+ JUP 69 61 10.1% 10.1% 1.00 89% .333 .066
2013 30 MAJ MIA 21 20 4.8% 4.8% 1.00 95% .000 .000
3-Year Averages     360 327 6.9% 10.6% 0.66 88% .280 .101
Career     3,412 3,071 7.8% 9.9% 0.79 89% .274 .125

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Casey Kotchman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kotchman (oblique) went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, and two runs scored in a rehab game with High-A Jupiter on Thursday.

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Kotchman (oblique) is expected to be sent out on a rehab assignment during the first week of August, the Miami Herald reports.

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Kotchman (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi reports.

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Kotchman was diagnosed with a left oblique strain and placed on the 15-day DL on Monday, the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Kotchman is dealing with some sore ribs, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Kotchman was hitless in three at-bats in his return to the lineup after missing two months with a hamstring injury before he was double-switched out of the game Monday night.

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Kotchman was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Kotchman (hamstring) could come off the DL on Monday, the Miami Herald reports.

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Kotchman (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Casey Kotchman.

2013

Kotchman parlayed the continued struggles of Matt LaPorta into an everyday role in much the same way that Jack Hannahan took advantage of the struggles of Lonnie Chisenhall. Kotchman didn't do enough with his playing time (.612 OPS) to convince the Indians to keep him from free agency and it seems very unlikely that the Indians will make an attempt to bring him back. He'll latch on somewhere, but a full-time job seems very unlikely given his lack of offense from a position where teams generally covet a good bat.

2012

After being signed to a minor league deal in the offseason Kotchman became the regular first baseman for the Rays, managing to stay healthy and play in a career-best 146 games. Kotchman had a stellar .306 batting average but his 10 home runs were disappointing considering the typical power teams expect from their first baseman. Kotchman is likely best suited for a bench role as he's one of the better fielders for the position. It's the lack of pop the holds him back from being an above average player. After signing with the Indians in February, Kotchman has an opportunity to serve as the primary first baseman for Cleveland while boosting the infield defense behind a pitching staff with plenty of groundballers.

2011

The Mariners took a reasonable gamble on Kotchman last offseason, but the bet, even though it was only a one-year deal, proved a huge bust. Kotchman finished with a .616 OPS, the fourth lowest in the American League (minimum of 400 PA). He was in and out of the lineup, and while he warmed up a little in July, he reverted back to form in August. Wherever he lands in free agency, he'll likely be limited to reserve duty.

2010

Kotchman finished up the 2009 season as Boston's backup first baseman. He didn't get a lot of at-bats with Boston, serving mostly as a rest-day fill-in for Kevin Youkilis and pinch-hitter. The upside for Kotchman entering the 2010 season is if the aging Mike Lowell drops off or gets hurt, forcing Youkilis to move to third base. Following his trade to the Mariners, Kotchman will get a lot more playing time, albeit at the expense of being in a lesser lineup and worse ballpark.

2009

Kotchman will again serve as the everyday first baseman for the Braves after coming over in a trade for Mark Teixeira. He struggled initially when he joined the Braves amid his mother's poor health (he missed 11 days to be by her side) as he hit just .149 with no homers in his first 23 games with Atlanta, but recovered to hit .305 with a .394 OBP in September. Kotchman doesn't hit as many home runs most first basemen, but has a strong eye at the plate and good gap power. He may become a great value if people focus on his poor initial numbers in Atlanta because the tools are still there for him to become a top National League first baseman.

2008

Kotchman had an impressive 2007 - his first season as an everyday regular in the major leagues. He batted .296 with 11 home runs and 37 doubles. While he lacks the power that other first basemen have, Kotchman is an on-base machine (.372 OBP) and he makes up for the lack of power by spraying doubles all over the field Kotchman's numbers should only improve in 2008 and he should develop into one of the better young first basemen in the American League.

2007

Missed most of the year with mono, and now instead of being a great young hitting prospect, Kotchman is a 24-year-old with a career .227/.298/.343 line and best known for never being available. He'll try to hold off Robb Quinlan and Kendry Morales for the first base job. He's worth looking at in an AL league, given the weak first-base pool, but have a fallback option.

2006

Kotchman acquitted himself quite well in his second go round against major league pitching. After starting out 0-for-10 in limited duty in May and June, Kotchman hit .302 the rest of the way after his August call-up. He'll still be just 23 to start 2006 so look for the upward trend to continue as he will play regularly at 1B and DH.

2005

Given the career-threatening injury to Tim Salmon, Kotchman should get plenty of opportunities to prove himself at both DH and first base in 2005. He's shown amazing plate discipline with solid power on the farm, traits he has yet to translate to big league success. He may be a nice steal in your draft if your league pays attention to his struggles at the major league level rather than his outstanding minor league numbers.

2004

Kotchman hit .350 last year in an injury-shortened season in A-ball. Kotchman has hit very well in the minors and could do well in the bigs when he gets the chance. His 30 doubles in a half-season of Low A-Ball in 2002 translates to legitimate major league power after he matures physically. 2004 could find him Double-A, a testament to the above-mentioned ability, as 21-year olds in their third year of pro-ball don't often rise beyond A-ball

2003

The 13th pick overall in 2001, Kotchman is expected to rocket through the minor levels. The son of long-time Angel scout, Tom Kotchman, heís baseball wise beyond his 20 years. His 30 doubles in a half-season of Low A-Ball in 2002 translates to legitimate major league power after he matures physically. At this level he walked more than he struck out, an unusual occurrence for a young developing power hitter. The whole package looks to be a plus .300 disciplined hitter, with above average power, who could become a Gold Glove first basemen. 2003 should find him in High Class-A and itís possible he could make his way to Double-A during the season. A promotion would be a testament to the above-mentioned ability, as 20-year olds in their second year of pro-ball donít often rise beyond A-ball