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Erik Kratz

34-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.229

HR

5

RBI

13

R

12

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kratz spent his first full season in the majors last season at the age of 33. He opened the year as the Phillies' starting catcher while Carlos Ruiz served a suspension, but outside of hitting some ho...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/15/1980   BORN: Telford, PA   COLLEGE: Eastern Mennonite   DRAFTED: 29th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Blue Jays in December of 2013.

August 19, 2014  –  Erik Kratz News

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Erik Kratz 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 24 AA NEW 4 11 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .455 .444 .899
2005 25 AA NEW 92 336 296 27 61 21 10 0 11 34 2 0 27 87 3 4 6 .206 .282 .351 .633
2006 26 AA NEW 72 284 258 34 58 16 10 0 6 27 1 0 16 54 1 1 8 .225 .290 .333 .623
2006 26 AAA SYR 12 47 40 12 10 3 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 4 0 2 0 .250 .319 .375 .694
2007 27 AA NEW 49 182 160 22 40 24 15 1 8 30 0 0 12 33 2 3 5 .250 .317 .506 .823
2007 27 AAA SYR 35 124 112 10 24 7 2 0 5 19 0 1 8 28 3 0 1 .214 .273 .366 .639
2008 28 AA NEW 33 121 102 15 25 12 5 0 7 19 2 0 13 26 0 2 4 .245 .347 .500 .847
2008 28 AAA SYR 40 158 145 20 34 21 11 1 9 24 1 0 9 33 1 1 2 .234 .287 .510 .797
2009 29 AAA IND 92 349 315 45 87 41 30 0 11 43 7 0 31 71 0 2 1 .276 .341 .476 .817
2010 30 AAA IND 70 274 230 30 63 32 22 1 9 41 1 2 32 54 0 3 9 .274 .380 .496 .876
2010 30 MAJ PIT 9 36 34 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .284
2011 31 AAA LEH 103 409 358 56 103 34 19 0 15 53 2 0 38 72 0 2 11 .288 .372 .466 .838
2011 31 MAJ PHI 2 6 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2012 32 AAA LEH 37 141 124 17 33 18 10 0 8 30 0 0 10 20 0 4 3 .266 .326 .540 .866
2012 32 MAJ PHI 50 157 141 14 35 18 9 0 9 26 0 0 11 34 0 3 2 .248 .306 .504 .810
2013 33 AA REA 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 33 AAA LEH 3 12 12 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
2013 33 MAJ PHI 68 218 197 21 42 16 7 0 9 26 0 0 18 45 0 2 1 .213 .280 .386 .666
2014 34 AAA BUF 27 100 87 13 26 13 10 0 3 17 0 1 9 18 1 3 0 .299 .354 .517 .871
2014 34 MAJ TOR 34 84 81 8 16 6 3 0 3 10 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 .198 .226 .346 .572
2014 34 MAJ KC 10 26 24 4 8 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 .333 .346 .625 .971
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TOR/KC 44 110 105 12 24 9 4 0 5 13 0 0 4 19 0 1 0 .229 .255 .410 .664
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3-Year Averages     40 125 114 11 26 11 5 0 6 17 0 0 9 26 0 1 1 .228 .288 .430 .718
Career  (View All)     173 527 483 49 107 44 21 0 23 66 0 0 35 108 0 6 3 .222 .275 .408 .683

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Erik Kratz 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
Aug. 31 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .252 .402 .654
Aug. 29 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 28 Min Did not play.
Aug. 27 Min Did not play.
Aug. 26 Min Did not play.
Aug. 25 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .250 .410 .660
Aug. 22 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229 .250 .417 .667
Aug. 19 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Min 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .258 .426 .684
Aug. 17 @Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .242 .348 .590
Aug. 16 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 14 Oak 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .242 .348 .590
Aug. 13 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 12 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .228 .337 .565
Aug. 11 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 10 SF Did not play.
Aug. 9 SF Did not play.
Aug. 8 SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .231 .341 .572
Aug. 7 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 6 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 5 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .227 .341 .568
Aug. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 31 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 14 Days 10 3 3 0 0 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 .300 .333 .900 1.233
Last 30 Days 21 4 7 0 0 2 3 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .348 .619 .967

Erik Kratz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 33 5
2013 60
2012 41
2011 1
2010 9

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Erik Kratz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014525390.212.423.659
2013385110.079.184.406
2012434380.256.558.877

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014537240.245.396.669
2013159168250.245.434.729
201298106180.245.480.780

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014504140.240.360.615
201394135140.245.457.772
20128296150.256.549.856

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014558490.218.455.709
201310384120.184.320.568
20125953110.237.441.744
Erik Kratz 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 24 AA NEW 11 9 18.2% 18.2% 1.00 78% .429 .111
2005 25 AA NEW 336 296 8% 25.9% 0.31 71% .253 .145
2006 26 AA NEW 284 258 5.6% 19% 0.30 79% .263 .108
2006 26 AAA SYR 47 40 10.6% 8.5% 1.25 90% .257 .125
2007 27 AA NEW 182 160 6.6% 18.1% 0.36 79% .269 .256
2007 27 AAA SYR 124 112 6.5% 22.6% 0.29 75% .241 .152
2008 28 AA NEW 121 102 10.7% 21.5% 0.50 75% .261 .255
2008 28 AAA SYR 158 145 5.7% 20.9% 0.27 77% .243 .276
2009 29 AAA IND 349 315 8.9% 20.3% 0.44 77% .326 .200
2010 30 AAA IND 274 230 11.7% 19.7% 0.59 77% .323 .222
2010 30 MAJ PIT 36 34 5.6% 25% 0.22 74% .160 .000
2011 31 AAA LEH 409 358 9.3% 17.6% 0.53 80% .325 .178
2011 31 MAJ PHI 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .167
2012 32 AAA LEH 141 124 7.1% 14.2% 0.50 84% .260 .274
2012 32 MAJ PHI 157 141 7% 21.7% 0.32 76% .265 .256
2013 33 AA REA 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2013 33 AAA LEH 12 12 0% 8.3% 0.00 92% .182 .083
2013 33 MAJ PHI 218 197 8.3% 20.6% 0.40 77% .231 .173
2014 34 AAA BUF 100 87 9% 18% 0.50 79% .348 .218
2014 34 MAJ TOR 84 81 3.6% 14.3% 0.25 85% .197 .148
2014 34 MAJ KC 26 24 3.8% 26.9% 0.14 71% .400 .292
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ TOR/KC 110 105 3.6% 17.3% 0.21 82% .235 .181
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3-Year Averages     125 114 7.2% 20.8% 0.35 77% .244 .202
Career     527 483 6.6% 20.5% 0.32 78% .239 .186

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

Contact

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.229 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.235 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.410 SLG
WEAK
.181 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.6% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
17.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.664 OPS
POOR
.255 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Erik Kratz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kratz has been traded to the Royals, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

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Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Sportsnet reports.

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Kratz is in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

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Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo Wednesday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.

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Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kratz is starting at catcher and batting sixth against the Angels on Saturday the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

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Kratz will likely be optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Sportsnet's Mike Wilner reports.

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Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Kratz finally was rewarded for his determination last season as he received his first extended stint in the majors as a 32-year-old rookie. When Carlos Ruiz went down with an injury, Kratz seized the starting catching job away from Brian Schneider and sealed his role as Ruiz's backup for the 2013 season. Kratz has some pop in his bat, but his 20 percent HR/FB rate is likely unsustainable. With Carlos Ruiz suspended 25 games for a second positive amphetamine test, Kratz will be the starting catcher for the first month of the season and then resume a backup role.

2012

Kratz will be in camp this spring as the Phillies' third catcher. He'll need an injury to Brian Schneider or Carlos Ruiz to have any shot at avoiding a return to Triple-A to start the season.