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Francisco Cervelli

28-Year-Old Catcher – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

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.311

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0

RBI

5

R

9

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cervelli had a clear path to playing time with the Yankees in 2013, but the combination of a concussion and a Biogenesis-related suspension left him behind Chris Stewart in the pecking order. The Yank...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/6/1986   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Francisco Cervelli Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Yankees in January 2014 to avoid arbitration.

July 18, 2014  –  Francisco Cervelli News

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Cervelli is slashing .273/.333/.364 in 16 games this year as the Yankees' backup catcher.

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Francisco Cervelli 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
2007 21 A TAM 89 326 290 34 81 28 24 2 2 32 4 3 36 59 0 0 0 .279 .387 .397 .784
2008 22 R GCL 3 8 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
2008 22 A TAM 3 10 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .300 .664
2008 22 AA TRE 21 88 73 8 23 5 5 0 0 8 0 0 11 14 0 0 4 .315 .432 .384 .816
2008 22 MAJ NYY 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 23 R GCL 2 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
2009 23 AA TRE 15 60 54 8 11 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 6 12 0 0 0 .204 .283 .333 .616
2009 23 AAA SCR 21 75 69 7 19 6 5 0 1 7 0 2 3 13 1 1 1 .275 .311 .391 .702
2009 23 MAJ NYY 42 101 94 13 28 5 4 0 1 11 0 3 2 11 4 1 0 .298 .309 .372 .682
2010 24 MAJ NYY 93 317 266 27 72 14 11 3 0 38 1 1 33 42 8 4 6 .271 .359 .335 .694
2011 25 A+ TAM 3 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600
2011 25 AAA SCR 3 15 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .154 .267 .154 .421
2011 25 MAJ NYY 43 137 124 17 33 8 4 0 4 22 4 1 9 29 1 1 2 .266 .324 .395 .719
2012 26 AAA SCR 99 417 354 43 87 19 15 2 2 39 6 0 39 82 3 6 15 .246 .341 .316 .657
2012 26 MAJ NYY 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2013 27 MAJ NYY 17 61 52 12 14 6 3 0 3 8 0 0 8 9 0 0 1 .269 .377 .500 .877
2014 28 A+ TAM 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2014 28 AA TRE 5 20 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 .133 .350 .133 .483
2014 28 AAA SCR 3 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
2014 28 MAJ NYY 21 65 61 9 19 8 8 0 0 5 0 0 1 18 0 0 3 .311 .354 .443 .797
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3-Year Averages     21 66 59 10 15 4 2 0 2 10 1 0 6 12 0 0 1 .254 .333 .390 .723
Career  (View All)     222 688 603 79 166 41 30 3 8 84 5 5 54 112 13 6 12 .275 .344 .375 .718

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Francisco Cervelli 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
Jul. 25 Tor 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .354 .443 .797
Jul. 24 Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .339 .414 .753
Jul. 23 Tex 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .339 .400 .739
Jul. 22 Tex 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .316 .340 .656
Jul. 21 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333 .362 .695
Jul. 20 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 19 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 18 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 13 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
Jul. 11 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .341 .375 .716
Jul. 10 @Cle 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .275 .341 .375 .716
Jul. 9 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .270 .325 .378 .703
Jul. 6 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .333 .412 .745
Jul. 4 @Min 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .400 .713
Jul. 3 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 2 TB Did not play.
Jul. 1 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .250 .269 .519
Jun. 30 TB Did not play.
Jun. 29 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 28 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 27 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .280 .304 .584
Jun. 24 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 23 @Tor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .286 .263 .549
Jun. 22 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 21 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .250 .263 .513
Last 7 Days 17 2 7 4 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .412 .647 1.059
Last 14 Days 24 4 9 4 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .400 .542 .942
Last 30 Days 45 7 16 7 0 0 4 1 12 0 0 2 0 1 .356 .396 .511 .907

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Francisco Cervelli: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18 2
2013 17 1
2012 3
2011 41 1 2
2010 90 2
2009 40

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Francisco Cervelli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014154020.133.133.321
2013224140.227.364.684
201201000.000.0001.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014293020.345.483.889
2013308240.300.6001.017
201210000.000.000.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014152010.133.133.267
2013267350.269.6151.022
201211000.000.000.500

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014295030.345.483.907
2013265030.269.385.729
201200000.000.000.000
Francisco Cervelli Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A TAM 326 290 11% 18.1% 0.61 80% .345 .118
2008 22 R GCL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .286 .125
2008 22 A TAM 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .429 .000
2008 22 AA TRE 88 73 12.5% 15.9% 0.79 81% .390 .069
2008 22 MAJ NYY 5 5 0% 60% 0.00 40% .000 .000
2009 23 R GCL 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2009 23 AA TRE 60 54 10% 20% 0.50 78% .225 .129
2009 23 AAA SCR 75 69 4% 17.3% 0.23 81% .327 .116
2009 23 MAJ NYY 101 94 2% 10.9% 0.18 88% .329 .074
2010 24 MAJ NYY 317 266 10.4% 13.2% 0.79 84% .321 .064
2011 25 A+ TAM 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .375 .000
2011 25 AAA SCR 15 13 6.7% 33.3% 0.20 62% .250 .000
2011 25 MAJ NYY 137 124 6.6% 21.2% 0.31 77% .319 .129
2012 26 AAA SCR 417 354 9.4% 19.7% 0.48 77% .315 .070
2012 26 MAJ NYY 2 1 50% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2013 27 MAJ NYY 61 52 13.1% 14.8% 0.89 83% .275 .231
2014 28 A+ TAM 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .000 .000
2014 28 AA TRE 20 15 20% 20% 1.00 73% .182 .000
2014 28 AAA SCR 11 11 0% 0% 0.00 100% .182 .000
2014 28 MAJ NYY 65 61 1.5% 27.7% 0.06 70% .442 .132
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3-Year Averages     66 59 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .289 .136
Career     688 603 7.8% 16.3% 0.48 81% .327 .100

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

Contact

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.311 AVG
ELITE
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.442 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.443 SLG
GOOD
.132 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.06 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.5% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
27.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.797 OPS
GOOD
.354 OBP
GOOD

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Francisco Cervelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cervelli (hamstring) has been reinstated from the disabled list, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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Cervelli (hamstring) will continue playing with Double-A Trenton until the Yankees return home after this weekend's series in Oakland, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Cervelli (hamstring) will be eligible to come off the DL Friday and could join the team in New York, MLB.comreports.

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Cervelli (hamstring) has been running the bases, taking batting practice, and catching bullpen sessions, according to ESPN.

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Cervelli (hamstring) has started running the bases and is on target to return by mid-June.

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Cervelli (hamstring), who has been running on a treadmill, is scheduled to run outdoors Tuesday and may start hitting this weekend, the Yankees' official website reports.

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The Yankees placed Cervelli (hamstring) on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Cervelli has had a tumultous offseason, as he's appeared on client lists for the controversial Biogenesis lab, but has denied using any banned substances. Cervelli spent much of 2012 in the minor leagues after the Yankees turned to Chris Stewart, a superior defender to Cervelli, as their backup catcher behind Russell Martin. With Martin gone, the Yankees appear to be leaning toward Cervelli's offense over Stewart's defense as the near-term starter, but what offense Cervelli does provide only might consist of some empty batting average and decent on-base skills. Cervelli's most extended major league trial saw him hit .271 with a .359 OBP and 38 RBI over 266 at bats in 2010, and he's been trending downward ever since. He also may just be keeping the seat warm for Austin Romine later on in 2013, and perhaps for the far superior hitting prospect Gary Sanchez in the 2015 range.

2012

Cervelli is a serviceable enough backup catcher, and the Yankees like both his defense and his personality, but if Jesus Montero can demonstrate even a basic level of competence to play 20-30 games behind the plate, Cervelli is likely to be out of a job. He's unlikely to hit enough to ever be a full-time starter, but he should carve out a career as a backup somewhere.

2011

With Jorge Posada battling injuries and demonstrating increasing defensive deficiencies, Cervelli logged over 300 plate appearances last season. He makes decent contact and was good at generating walks (.359 OBP), but his .335 slugging percentage means the Yankees are basically devoid of any power from the catching position when he's in the lineup. Posada will transition to DH in 2011, leaving Cervelli and Russell Martin to handle the bulk of the playing time behind the plate until prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine are ready to enter the picture.

2010

Cervelliís defensive prowess is rarely questioned; itís his production with the bat in his hands that has some scouts believing heíll top out as a reserve catcher in the bigs. He made some strides at the plate in 2009, hitting .298 with a .309 OBP in 94 at-bats with the Yankees, though heís still almost completely devoid of home-run power. Still, his superb work behind the dish led New York to let the aging Jose Molina walk, so they may rely primarily on Cervelli as the No. 2 backstop behind Jorge Posada in 2010.

2009

A wrist injury took away most of Cervelli's 2008 season, but he did manage to put together a .315/.432/.384 line at Double-A before getting a late-season callup to the Yankees for depth behind the plate at Triple-A. He hasn't swung the bat well enough in the minors to get fantasy owners excited about him, but Cervelli is excellent defensively and should have a future in the big leagues as a capable reserve. Jorge Posada is expected to be ready for Opening Day, so veteran Jose Molina will slot in as the team's backup catcher barring an unforeseen setback. Unless another devastating injury strikes, Cervelli will spend most of 2009 at Triple-A preparing to take over as the eventual No. 2 backstop in New York.