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Jason Giambi

43-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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.133

HR

2

RBI

5

R

3

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Giambi gave every Indians fan a moment to remember with a dramatic game-winning homer in late September against the White Sox that propelled the Indians into the postseason. An ability to occasionally...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 1/8/1971   BORN: West Covina, CA   COLLEGE: Long Beach State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Indians in October of 2013, which includes an invite to spring training.

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Giambi (knee) will be activated from the DL on Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Jason Giambi 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 33 A TAM 2 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
2005 34 MAJ NYY 139 545 417 74 113 46 14 0 32 87 0 0 108 109 0 1 19 .271 .440 .535 .975
2006 35 MAJ NYY 139 579 446 92 112 62 25 0 37 113 2 0 110 106 0 7 16 .251 .411 .556 .967
2007 36 A TAM 5 16 13 0 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .308 .438 .385 .823
2007 36 AAA SCR 4 15 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 .111 .467 .444 .911
2007 36 MAJ NYY 83 303 254 31 60 22 8 0 14 39 1 0 40 66 0 1 8 .236 .356 .433 .790
2008 37 MAJ NYY 145 565 458 68 113 52 19 1 32 96 2 1 76 111 0 9 22 .247 .373 .502 .876
2009 38 AAA COL 6 24 18 4 8 3 1 0 2 4 0 1 6 3 0 0 0 .444 .583 .833 1.416
2009 38 MAJ OAK 83 328 269 39 52 24 13 0 11 40 0 0 50 72 0 2 7 .193 .332 .364 .697
2009 38 MAJ COL 19 31 24 4 7 3 1 0 2 11 0 0 7 8 0 0 0 .292 .452 .583 1.035
2009  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ OAK/COL 102 359 293 43 59 27 14 0 13 51 0 0 57 80 0 2 7 .201 .343 .382 .725
2010 39 MAJ COL 87 222 176 17 43 15 9 0 6 35 2 0 35 47 0 5 6 .244 .378 .398 .776
2011 40 AAA COL 3 8 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .429 .500 .429 .929
2011 40 MAJ COL 64 152 131 20 34 19 6 0 13 32 0 0 17 45 0 1 3 .260 .355 .603 .958
2012 41 AA TUL 3 8 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .929
2012 41 AAA COL 2 6 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2012 41 MAJ COL 60 113 89 7 20 5 4 0 1 8 0 0 20 24 0 2 2 .225 .372 .303 .675
2013 42 MAJ CLE 71 216 186 21 34 17 8 0 9 31 0 1 23 56 0 3 4 .183 .282 .371 .653
2014 43 AA AKR 6 19 17 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 .118 .211 .235 .446
2014 43 MAJ CLE 26 70 60 3 8 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 9 12 0 0 1 .133 .257 .267 .524
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3-Year Averages     65 160 135 16 29 13 6 0 7 23 0 0 20 41 0 2 3 .215 .325 .415 .740
Career  (View All)     2260 8,908 7,267 1,227 2,009 854 405 9 440 1,441 20 12 1,366 1,572 2 93 180 .276 .402 .516 .919

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Jason Giambi 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. 28 TB Did not play.
Sep. 27 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .257 .267 .524
Sep. 26 TB Did not play.
Sep. 24 KC Did not play.
Sep. 23 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .254 .276 .530
Sep. 22 KC Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .258 .281 .539
Sep. 18 @Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .262 .286 .548
Sep. 17 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .286 .536
Sep. 15 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .242 .291 .533
Sep. 13 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Det 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .246 .296 .542
Sep. 11 Min Did not play.
Sep. 11 Min Did not play.
Sep. 10 Min Did not play.
Sep. 9 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .233 .296 .529
Sep. 8 LAA 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 .237 .302 .539
Sep. 7 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 6 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 5 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 4 Det Did not play.
Sep. 3 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .137 .214 .275 .489
Sep. 2 Det Did not play.
Sep. 1 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .208 .271 .479
Aug. 31 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 30 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 14 Days 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 30 Days 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .389 .231 .620

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Jason Giambi: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18
2013 56
2012 13 6
2011 23 6
2010 37 8
2009 63 22

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Jason Giambi Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013132130.077.308.508
2012273130.296.481.848

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014603250.133.267.524
2013173198280.191.376.664
2012624050.194.226.599

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014330010.152.212.455
2013103105170.184.359.626
2012332130.242.394.799

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014273240.111.333.606
201383114140.181.386.686
2012565050.214.250.602
Jason Giambi 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 33 A TAM 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .200 .000
2005 34 MAJ NYY 545 417 19.8% 20% 0.99 74% .293 .264
2006 35 MAJ NYY 579 446 19% 18.3% 1.04 76% .248 .305
2007 36 A TAM 16 13 18.8% 31.3% 0.60 62% .500 .077
2007 36 AAA SCR 15 9 40% 13.3% 3.00 78% .000 .333
2007 36 MAJ NYY 303 254 13.2% 21.8% 0.61 74% .264 .197
2008 37 MAJ NYY 565 458 13.5% 19.6% 0.68 76% .257 .255
2009 38 AAA COL 24 18 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .462 .389
2009 38 MAJ OAK 328 269 15.2% 22% 0.69 73% .220 .171
2009 38 MAJ COL 31 24 22.6% 25.8% 0.88 67% .357 .291
2009  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ OAK/COL 359 293 15.9% 22.3% 0.71 73% .230 .181
2010 39 MAJ COL 222 176 15.8% 21.2% 0.74 73% .301 .154
2011 40 AAA COL 8 7 0% 25% 0.00 71% .600 .000
2011 40 MAJ COL 152 131 11.2% 29.6% 0.38 66% .288 .343
2012 41 AA TUL 8 7 12.5% 25% 0.50 71% .600 .000
2012 41 AAA COL 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .167
2012 41 MAJ COL 113 89 17.7% 21.2% 0.83 73% .297 .078
2013 42 MAJ CLE 216 186 10.6% 25.9% 0.41 70% .207 .188
2014 43 AA AKR 19 17 10.5% 47.4% 0.22 47% .250 .117
2014 43 MAJ CLE 70 60 12.9% 17.1% 0.75 80% .130 .134
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3-Year Averages     160 135 12.5% 25.6% 0.49 70% .253 .200
Career     8,908 7,267 15.3% 17.6% 0.87 78% .299 .240

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.133 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.130 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.267 SLG
TERRIBLE
.134 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.75 BB/K
GREAT
12.9% BB Rate
ELITE
17.1% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.524 OPS
TERRIBLE
.257 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Jason Giambi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Giambi will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Akron.

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Giambi (knee) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Giambi (knee) is not expected to be activated from the 60-day DL until after rosters expand Sept. 1, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Giambi (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Joe Reedy of FOX Sports Ohio reports.

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Giambi (knee) has no timetable for a return, the Indians' official site reports.

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Giambi was placed on the 15-day DL with left knee inflammation Thursday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Giambi is the Indians' designated hitter and batting seventh Saturday against the Rangers.

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Giambi drew a walk and parked his second home run of the season in a 3-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

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Giambi was 1-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run in a losing effort against Baltimore on Friday night.

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Giambi (calf) has been activated from the 15-day DL, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A viral illness and groin ailment rendered Giambi into even more of a part-time player than the Rockies probably imagined, as he ended his season with a career-low 89 at-bats. After serving as a veteran mentor to a young Rockies squad the past three and a half seasons, Giambi threw his hat in the ring for the team's open managerial vacancy, but ultimately lost out to Walt Weiss. Giambi vowed that he would only retire if he could manage right away, and with that not materializing, it appears he will attempt to land an invite to spring training with another team, though there figures to be few suitors for a 42-year-old pinch hitter coming off injury.

2012

Giambi agreed to exercise the mutual option in his contract and will return to the Rockies for his age-41 season. As a left-handed pinch-hitter and very occasional option at first base, Giambi hit very well around a quad strain last season and delivered a .958 OPS on the strength of 13 homers in just 131 at-bats. Beyond the impressive power display, you'll see declining walk (11 percent) and contact (66 percent) rates. Giambi is best employed as a short-term stopgap at first base or a corner-infield slot in deeper leagues.

2011

Giambi, 40, is in the twilight of his career. Last season, he hit .233/.374/.364 against righties, whom he saw the bulk of his at-bats against. While his power is fading (six home runs in 176 at-bats), his plate discipline remains somewhat intact. These skills coupled with a decline in his defensive abilities suggest that an American League team may be his final resting place. Either way, it will tough for him to find playing time as injuries have started to take their toll on the former MVP.

2010

Giambi began the year at the site of his original glory days in Oakland, but was released at the end of the summer and picked up by the Rockies, where he enjoyed a mini renaissance. He helped the team to the playoffs while raising his own free-agent value, however, he is much more suited for an American League team that won't have to suffer through his defense, and the Rockies can ill afford to invest in him, in any capacity.

2009

Giambi's seven-year, $120 million pact officially ended when the Yankees declined to pick up his $22 million option at season's end. In his defense, Giambi still walks enough to get on base at a good clip, but he's a terrible baserunner and his biggest asset will be the long ball at the expense of a low batting average. Expect some regression in power in 2009 after he hit 32 homers for the Yankees last season. Still, he'll get regular at bats while splitting time between DH and first base after agreeing to go back to Oakland.

2008

Giambi was limited to 254 at-bats in 83 games of his injury-plagued season. Plantar fasciitis limited his ability to play defense, and given his injury history, it looks like he'll be tying up the DH spot in the Bronx again in 2008, barring a trade where the Yankees eat a portion of the $21 million he's set to make. What's worse for fantasy owners is that Giambi failed to play 20 games at first base in 2007, which means he'll be clogging up the utility spot in most leagues come 2008. He may be the highest-paid player ever to compete for at-bats against a seven-year minor leaguer (Shelley Duncan) during spring training.

2007

A nagging wrist injury caused Giambi to fade after the All-Star break, as he hit just 10 homers after cranking 27 prior to the Mid-Summer Classic. Giambi had surgery following the Yankees' first-round playoff loss to Detroit, and he's expected to be fully healed and ready for spring training. He'll be used almost exclusively as a designated hitter this season, which will help limit his risk for injury and enable New York to get another right-handed bat in their everyday lineup. The 36-year-old should make a legitimate run at his best season in the Bronx with plenty of capable bats around him.

2006

From a pituitary tumor and refusing a minor league assignment to Comeback Player of the Year? After a horrific start, but one in which he continued to make pitchers work by taking a lot of walks, Giambi had a huge second half, driving in 65 runs after July 1. While he's not likely to hit .330 anymore, the power that made Giambi an elite first baseman is still there. Skepticism remains, so grab him if he seems undervalued.

2005

Parasites? Tumors? The 2004 season was a nightmare for Giambi as he batted just .208 with 12 HR and it wasn't so hot for his fantasy owners either. He's a horrendous defensive player and should spend as much time as possible at DH this season. You're taking a massive chance if you draft him; you could get 40 dingers, or you could get someone who'll spend months on the DL or who'll play himself out of town. Now one of the principal figures in the BALCO scandal, he may be run out of town before he gets a chance to play himself out. Buyer beware.

2004

Giambi really showed his toughness in 2003, playing hurt almost the entire season. Chronic problems with his eyes, back and knee contributed to a career-low .250 AVG and reduced him to being the primary DH. With Nick Johnson traded to Montreal, Giambi will need to play the field the majority of 2004 so hopefully the November surgery on his left knee, which removed inflamed tissue, will have him ready for spring training. Watch his progress carefully this spring - the knee problems could be the type that linger.

2003

Giambi fell off a bit in 2002 from the previous two seasons, but a .314/.435/.598 is nothing to complain about. Giambi's BB/K rate also declined in 2002, still a very solid 109/112, but worse than his tremendous 2001 numbers (129/83) or his equally impressive 2000 totals (137/96). Still, the 2002 numbers are good enough that we're not overly concerned about Giambi, who just turned 32 in January. Expect another 35-40 home runs, good batting average and 100+ walks in 2003.