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J.J. Hardy

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

9

RBI

52

R

55

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Hardy earned his second consecutive Gold Glove, tied for the home run lead at his position and pushed his batting average back in line with his career numbers. An 11.3% strikeout rate was his best mar...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 8/19/1982   BORN: Tucson, AZ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Hardy Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with the Orioles in July of 2011.

September 12, 2014  –  J.J. Hardy News

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J.J. Hardy 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 AAA IND 26 112 101 17 28 14 10 0 4 20 0 0 9 8 0 2 0 .277 .330 .495 .825
2005 22 MAJ MIL 124 427 372 46 92 32 22 1 9 50 0 0 44 48 8 2 1 .247 .327 .384 .711
2006 23 MAJ MIL 35 139 128 13 31 10 5 0 5 14 1 1 10 23 0 1 0 .242 .295 .398 .693
2007 24 MAJ MIL 151 638 592 89 164 57 30 1 26 80 2 3 40 73 4 1 1 .277 .323 .463 .786
2008 25 MAJ MIL 146 629 569 78 161 59 31 4 24 74 2 1 52 98 5 2 1 .283 .343 .478 .821
2009 26 AAA NAS 18 74 71 7 18 6 2 0 4 12 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 .254 .284 .451 .735
2009 26 MAJ MIL 115 465 414 53 95 29 16 2 11 47 0 1 43 85 1 5 2 .229 .302 .357 .659
2010 27 A BEL 3 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
2010 27 MAJ MIN 101 375 340 44 91 28 19 3 6 38 1 1 28 54 3 4 0 .268 .320 .394 .714
2011 28 AAA NOR 3 12 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .222 .417 .222 .639
2011 28 MAJ BAL 129 567 527 76 142 57 27 0 30 80 0 0 31 92 2 5 2 .269 .310 .491 .801
2012 29 MAJ BAL 158 713 663 85 158 54 30 2 22 68 0 0 38 106 7 2 3 .238 .282 .389 .671
2013 30 MAJ BAL 159 644 601 66 158 52 27 0 25 76 2 1 38 73 3 2 0 .263 .306 .433 .739
2014 31 MAJ BAL 132 533 495 55 138 36 27 0 9 52 0 0 27 96 3 4 4 .279 .319 .388 .707
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3-Year Averages     148 640 597 75 152 53 28 0 25 74 0 0 35 90 4 3 1 .255 .296 .427 .723
Career  (View All)     1250 5,130 4,701 605 1,230 414 234 13 167 579 8 8 351 748 36 28 14 .262 .313 .424 .737

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J.J. Hardy Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 15 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .319 .388 .707
Sep. 14 NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .321 .391 .712
Sep. 13 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .320 .388 .708
Sep. 12 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 12 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282 .322 .391 .713
Sep. 10 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 7 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 6 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 5 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .320 .392 .712
Sep. 4 Cin 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .320 .392 .712
Sep. 3 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .390 .706
Sep. 2 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 1 Min 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .317 .393 .710
Aug. 31 Min 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .319 .395 .714
Aug. 30 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .318 .390 .708
Aug. 29 Min 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .318 .391 .709
Aug. 28 TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .317 .392 .709
Aug. 27 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .315 .391 .706
Aug. 26 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .317 .393 .710
Aug. 25 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .316 .394 .710
Aug. 24 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .316 .388 .704
Aug. 23 @ChC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .318 .391 .709
Aug. 22 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .317 .391 .708
Aug. 20 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .315 .392 .707
Aug. 19 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .318 .395 .713
Aug. 18 @CWS 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .319 .397 .716
Aug. 17 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .318 .390 .708
Aug. 16 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .316 .388 .704
Last 7 Days 15 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .294 .267 .561
Last 14 Days 24 3 6 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .357 .292 .649
Last 30 Days 81 12 20 1 0 3 11 8 15 0 0 1 0 2 .247 .322 .370 .692

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J.J. Hardy: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 132
2013 159
2012 158
2011 129
2010 100
2009 112

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J.J. Hardy Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014127113100.228.354.628
2013178268280.264.478.783
2012166185190.277.434.767

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014368446420.296.399.734
20134234017482.262.414.720
20124976717490.225.374.639

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014256325240.258.348.654
20132813111340.256.416.730
20123275815420.269.462.774

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014239234280.301.431.763
20133203514422.269.447.745
2012336277260.208.318.571
J.J. Hardy 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 AAA IND 112 101 8% 7.1% 1.13 92% .270 .218
2005 22 MAJ MIL 427 372 10.3% 11.2% 0.92 87% .263 .137
2006 23 MAJ MIL 139 128 7.2% 16.5% 0.43 82% .260 .156
2007 24 MAJ MIL 638 592 6.3% 11.4% 0.55 88% .280 .186
2008 25 MAJ MIL 629 569 8.3% 15.6% 0.53 83% .306 .195
2009 26 AAA NAS 74 71 4.1% 12.2% 0.33 87% .241 .197
2009 26 MAJ MIL 465 414 9.2% 18.3% 0.51 79% .264 .128
2010 27 A BEL 12 10 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 80% .250 .000
2010 27 MAJ MIN 375 340 7.5% 14.4% 0.52 84% .304 .126
2011 28 AAA NOR 12 9 25% 8.3% 3.00 89% .250 .000
2011 28 MAJ BAL 567 527 5.5% 16.2% 0.34 83% .277 .222
2012 29 MAJ BAL 713 663 5.3% 14.9% 0.36 84% .254 .151
2013 30 MAJ BAL 644 601 5.9% 11.3% 0.52 88% .264 .170
2014 31 MAJ BAL 533 495 5.1% 18% 0.28 81% .331 .109
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3-Year Averages     640 597 5.5% 14.1% 0.39 85% .263 .172
Career     5,130 4,701 6.8% 14.6% 0.47 84% .281 .162

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2014 Stat Review for J.J. Hardy    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.279 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
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.331 BABIP
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Power

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.388 SLG
WEAK
.109 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
18.0% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.707 OPS
WEAK
.319 OBP
WEAK

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J.J. Hardy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hardy (back) is in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Hardy (back) believes he can play Friday against the Yankees, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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An MRI taken on Hardy's injured back Tuesday revealed no serious injury, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hardy is slated for an MRI on his back Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Hardy (back) remains out of the lineup Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Hardy won't be in the lineup Sunday due to back spasms, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Hardy will be available off the bench Saturday and should be back in the lineup Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Hardy is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Hardy (back) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hardy came off a career year in 2011 and was rewarded with a midseason extension that will keep him with the Orioles through 2014. Though he won the Gold Glove, Hardy's numbers at the plate took a sharp decline in 2012. He hit eight fewer home runs in 136 more at-bats in 2012, and his OPS was barely serviceable even at the shortstop position. Hardy suffered from a .253 BABIP, though he has only had one season above .300 BABIP. At 30 years old, the most likely scenario is that Hardy evens his numbers out between the last two seasons.

2012

Hardy finally found a long-term home in Baltimore last season, as the Orioles inked him to a three-year deal. Look for him to make it worth their while again, though it's unlikely that he'll continue to be deployed as their leadoff man given his lack of speed and that his power would be better served farther down in the order. Hardy delivered a mammoth 30 home runs from the shortstop position in just 129 games and provided a solid .269 average, 76 runs and 80 RBI. His injuries have a tendency to linger, but even with the missed time he is one of the more reliable power sources at shortstop.

2011

Hardy will be the starting shortstop for Baltimore after he was traded from Minnesota following an injury-plagued season. Hardy spent six weeks on the DL after hurting his left wrist while sliding in early May and it remained a problem all season. When healthy he was productive (.714 OPS) while putting up his usual strong defense (8.1 UZR last season). He also posted a .791 OPS in September when his wrist was finally close to full strength. Hardy has power and the move away from Target Field could make him a bargain, but he'll need to stay healthy.

2010

Hardy suffered through his worst season in Milwaukee during 2009, hitting .229/.302/.357. The Brewers then traded him to Minnesota shortly after the season ended. His Gold Glove caliber defense makes him valuable to major league teams even if he doesn't hit very well, but it doesn't help his fantasy value. Hardy offers zero value in the stolen-base department so unless he's hitting for power, he doesn't have much to offer. It's possible that his perceived value will drop far enough during this offseason where he'll be a bargain in drafts and auctions. He's still just 27 years old so there is some upside here, just don't overpay for it.

2009

Hardy solidified his spot as one of the top fantasy shortstops in 2008 by hitting .283/.343/.478 with 24 home runs. The only drawback to his numbers is that he doesn't steal any bases. There are rumors that he may need to move to third or second base to make way for top prospect Alcides Escobar, but it's doubtful that would happen in 2009. His .306 BABIP in 2008 was the highest of his career so there is some concern that his numbers will fall a little bit in 2009.

2008

Hardy was healthy for the first time in a few years in 2007 and started out strong, hitting .280 with 18 home runs before the All-Star break. Things fell apart a bit in the second half, hitting .273 with eight home runs and a .305 OBP. The on-base percentage is the biggest hole in Hardy's game and he walked just 12 times in the second half of the season. That deficiency will likely knock him down in the batting order in 2008 and put a dent in his runs scored numbers. Hardy has no stolen base value and he's not likely to ever hit for a high average. There isn't a ton upside with Hardy and 2007 may end up being his best season. He still may be good for a .270 average and 15 to 20 home runs, but don't bid like there is anything more than that.

2007

Hardy missed most of 2006 with an ankle injury that required surgery and has now missed significant time in two of the last three seasons. The Brewers are going to put him back in as the starting shortstop this spring and hope he can improve at the plate. He hit just .242 with five home runs in 35 games before the injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. He has the potential to be an above-average fantasy shortstop with decent power, but has yet to develop any of that potential.

2006

Hardy may surprise people in 2006. His overall stats aren't eye-catching, but at 22, he used his rookie year as a learning experience and improved to .308/.363/.503 after the All-Star break. Don't pass over him based on the full-year numbers.

2005

Hardy missed almost all of 2004 after having surgery on his non throwing shoulder. Before the surgery it appeared that Hardy would be the starting SS in Milwaukee by the middle of the season. GM Doug Melvin said that the Brewers will give Hardy the chance to make the team this spring if his shoulder holds up. Hardy is major league ready with the glove but may need a few seasons to adjust at the plate. He is still a very good prospect and has the potential to be a top shortstop in the majors.

2004

Hardy is the Brewers' shortstop of the future. He is a terrific defensive shortstop and only needs to work on his hitting to get to the majors. He was one of the youngest players in the Southern League in 2003 yet hit .279 and started to show a little power. There is an outside chance that the Brewers will give him a chance to win the starting shortstop job in spring training, but it's more likely he'll start the season in Triple-A and be called up later on in the year.