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Raul Ibanez

42-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.167

HR

5

RBI

26

R

23

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ibanez got much more playing time last season than anticipated thanks to injuries. He put on a show in the first half with an unexpected 24 home runs, but it wasn't hard to imagine that his 73 first-h...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 6/2/1972   BORN: Manhattan, NY   COLLEGE: Miami-Dade South CC   DRAFTED: 36th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Raul Ibanez Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Royals in June of 2014.

October 2, 2014  –  Raul Ibanez News

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Raul Ibanez 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 32 AAA TAC 4 17 17 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .235 .235 .294 .529
2005 33 MAJ SEA 162 690 614 92 172 54 32 2 20 89 9 4 71 99 0 3 2 .280 .355 .436 .792
2006 34 MAJ SEA 159 699 626 103 181 71 33 5 33 123 2 4 65 115 0 7 1 .289 .353 .516 .869
2007 35 MAJ SEA 149 636 573 80 167 61 35 5 21 105 0 0 53 97 0 7 3 .291 .351 .480 .831
2008 36 MAJ SEA 162 707 635 85 186 69 43 3 23 110 2 4 64 110 0 5 3 .293 .358 .479 .837
2009 37 AA REA 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2009 37 AAA LEH 2 8 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .400 .625 .600 1.225
2009 37 MAJ PHI 134 565 500 93 136 69 32 3 34 93 4 0 56 119 0 5 4 .272 .347 .552 .899
2010 38 MAJ PHI 155 636 561 75 154 58 37 5 16 83 4 3 68 108 0 7 0 .275 .349 .444 .793
2011 39 MAJ PHI 144 575 535 65 131 52 31 1 20 84 2 0 33 106 0 5 2 .245 .289 .419 .708
2012 40 MAJ NYY 130 425 384 50 92 41 19 3 19 62 3 0 35 67 0 2 4 .240 .308 .453 .761
2013 41 MAJ SEA 124 496 454 54 110 51 20 2 29 65 0 0 42 128 0 0 0 .242 .306 .487 .793
2014 42 MAJ KC 33 90 80 7 15 6 3 1 2 5 0 0 10 16 0 0 0 .188 .278 .325 .603
2014 42 MAJ LAA 57 190 166 16 26 10 5 2 3 21 3 2 23 43 0 1 0 .157 .258 .265 .523
2014  (Multiple Teams) 42 MAJ KC/LAA 90 280 246 23 41 16 8 3 5 26 3 2 33 59 0 1 0 .167 .264 .285 .549
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3-Year Averages     132 497 457 56 111 47 23 2 22 70 1 0 36 100 0 2 2 .243 .300 .446 .746
Career  (View All)     2161 8,277 7,471 1,055 2,035 780 424 51 305 1,207 50 29 713 1,374 1 63 29 .272 .336 .465 .801

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

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Raul Ibanez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @CWS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .264 .285 .549
Sep. 27 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .260 .286 .546
Sep. 19 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .261 .287 .548
Sep. 17 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .262 .288 .550
Sep. 16 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 15 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .263 .289 .552
Sep. 14 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 13 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 12 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 11 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 7 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 2 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 1 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .260 .289 .549
Aug. 31 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .260 .293 .553
Aug. 29 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 28 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .667
Last 14 Days 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .429 .000 .429
Last 30 Days 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .429 .000 .429

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Raul Ibanez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 26 22 5 40
2013 100 99 1 21
2012 90 80 13 27
2011 134 134 1
2010 1 145 145 1
2009 129 129 2

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Raul Ibanez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014411020.024.049.157
2013127128180.244.488.802
2012613050.197.246.492

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014205225243.195.332.627
20133274221470.242.486.790
20123234719573.248.492.812

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014122113120.172.320.593
20132363017370.216.483.772
20121873114371.273.545.895

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014124122143.161.250.505
20132182412280.271.491.817
2012197195252.208.365.634
Raul Ibanez 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 32 AAA TAC 17 17 0% 35.3% 0.00 65% .364 .059
2005 33 MAJ SEA 690 614 10.3% 14.3% 0.72 84% .307 .156
2006 34 MAJ SEA 699 626 9.3% 16.5% 0.57 82% .310 .227
2007 35 MAJ SEA 636 573 8.3% 15.3% 0.55 83% .321 .189
2008 36 MAJ SEA 707 635 9.1% 15.6% 0.58 83% .325 .186
2009 37 AA REA 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2009 37 AAA LEH 8 5 37.5% 25% 1.50 60% .667 .200
2009 37 MAJ PHI 565 500 9.9% 21.1% 0.47 76% .294 .280
2010 38 MAJ PHI 636 561 10.7% 17% 0.63 81% .316 .169
2011 39 MAJ PHI 575 535 5.7% 18.4% 0.31 80% .271 .174
2012 40 MAJ NYY 425 384 8.2% 15.8% 0.52 83% .245 .213
2013 41 MAJ SEA 496 454 8.5% 25.8% 0.33 72% .273 .245
2014 42 MAJ KC 90 80 11.1% 17.8% 0.63 80% .210 .137
2014 42 MAJ LAA 190 166 12.1% 22.6% 0.53 74% .192 .108
2014  (Multiple Teams) 42 MAJ KC/LAA 280 246 11.8% 21.1% 0.56 76% .198 .118
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3-Year Averages     497 457 7.2% 20.1% 0.36 78% .266 .203
Career     8,277 7,471 8.6% 16.6% 0.52 82% .299 .193

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

Contact

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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.198 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.285 SLG
TERRIBLE
.118 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
11.8% BB Rate
GREAT
21.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.549 OPS
TERRIBLE
.264 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Raul Ibanez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ibanez went 1-for-3 on Friday against the Athletics as he hit his fifth homer of the year.

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Ibanez will make his third straight start Friday against the Indians, MLB.com reports. He'll play right field and bat sixth for the Royals.

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Ibanez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's victory over the Twins.

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Ibanez signed a major league deal with the Royals on Monday.

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Ibanez was released by the Angels on Saturday.

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Ibanez isn't expected to start this weekend with no DH in Atlanta, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

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Angels GM Jerry Dipoto hinted that Ibanez will likely remain on the roster, even as the team returns a number of players from injury, the Angels' official site reports. "Raul has a track record," Dipoto said. "He has done this before. He has gone through cold spells, and he has gotten hot. There's nobody here who believes Raul has had his last good days in the big leagues."

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Ibanez walked three times, stole a base and hit the game-winning sacrifice fly against the Blue Jays on Friday.

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Ibanez could start to see more time in left field, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Grant Green was a late scratch after jamming his finger before the game against the Yankees.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ibanez was pressed into more service in 2012 than anticipated due to Brett Gardner's injury problems, and for the most part the Yankees had to be happy with what they got out of him at age 40, especially his post-season heroics. Ibanez had 19 homers in 384 at-bats, all of them off right-handed pitching (Ibanez hit just .197 and slugged .246 in 61 at-bats against lefties). After signing a one-year deal with Seattle, he's destined for DH duty with Mike Morse in left field.

2012

Ibanez went through stretches where he really struggled last season and he eventually fell into a platoon with John Mayberry Jr. Ibanez will turn 40 this season and his skills are in decline so expecting a bounce-back season from him would be foolish. However, his .271 BABIP was well below his established career rate of around .310. Generally, players will see a correction toward their career average so there is a sign of hope, but that should be tempered given Ibanez's age. Playing time also figures to be an issue this season for Ibanez as his struggles against lefties will surely limit him to a platoon role with Andruw Jones as the Yankees' DH.

2011

Ibanez struggled mightily for the first half of last season but manager Charlie Manuel stuck with him and was rewarded with a .309/.375/.494 second-half slash line from his left fielder. Despite that solid finish, Ibanez was nowhere near the 34 home runs he posted in 2009 and at age 38, Ibanez will be lucky to hit more than 20 home runs in a season moving forward. He remains a decent investment in NL-only or deep leagues as he can hit for a decent average and is part of one of the better lineups in the NL. That being said, the Phillies may have less patience with Ibanez this year if he struggles out of the gate as he is in the last year of his contract with the club.

2010

The Phillies signed Ibanez to a three-year deal after the 2008 season and were rewarded with one of the best seasons of his career. Ibanez hit a career-high 34 home runs despite being limited to 134 games due to a groin injury. He underwent surgery for a sports hernia this winter, but is expected to be ready for spring training. Ibanez turns 38 this season and while it is hard to imagine him dropping off a steep cliff, some offensive decline should be expected due to aging and the increased possibility of injury. Expect a solid season, but not another career performance from Ibanez this year.

2009

Ibanez continued to confound the actuary tables with career highs in hits (186) and extra-base hits (69) last season at age 36. He got hot in mid-June and carried that through summer, hitting .346 with a 1.009 OPS, 14 homers and 53 RBI before slowing to a crawl in September (.233/.292/.301). The Mariners would have brought him back on a one-year deal, but Ibanez wanted a multi-year contract, which the Phillies gave him in December. Perhaps Ibanez has more production in his bat yet, but beware that the end often comes quickly and the drop-off steep. The change in ballparks will help mask that decline.

2008

Coming off a career year, Ibanez entered 2007 a classic bust candidate. In his mid 30's, he seemed more likely to revert to his career norms than approach his career highs again. And for four months that was the case, and worse. Leg injuries sapped his power and a shoulder injury prevented him from extending his bat through the strike zone. By July 31, Ibanez was hitting .253 with a .695 OPS and six homers. Things turned around, though, once he got healthy and shortened his stride. And in the final two months, he went .357/.423/.634 for a 1.057 OPS and 15 homers. Don't get too excited, though. It's not likely that Ibanez A) survives the season uninjured or that B) when healthy hits as well as he did during last season's career-best two-month stretch. Plus, Ibanez still can't hit lefties (.650 OPS, two HR, 11 XBH) and could platoon this season if things get too bad.

2007

Ibanez had a career-year in 2006, setting personal highs in homers, RBI, runs scored and hits. Taking advantage of Safeco Field where the ball carries to right field, Ibanez was one of just three regulars (all lefties) who hit better at home than on the road, hitting one more homer and seven more doubles at home than on the road in 44 fewer at-bats. Ibanez was a cheap source of production last year—his .869 OPS tied for sixth-best among American League outfielders. But don't overpay for those stats this year. Ibanez will be 35 in June and he's more likely to fall back to his career norms than exceed last year's numbers.

2006

After an .828 OPS in the first half last season, Ibanez cooled after the All-Star break, finishing with a .792 OPS and 20 homers. Ibanez will move back to left field this year as the Mariners signed designated hitter Carl Everett, which increases his risk of injury. But assuming he stays healthy, Ibanez should be a cheap source of production. He'll likely again take advantage of Safeco Field, where the ball carries to right, to be one of the few Mariners who post equitable home and road numbers.

2005

Ibanez missed all but two games of June last season with a hamstring injury and needed most of July to regain his stroke. But after July 30 he hit .359, slugged .498 and had an .398 OBP. He took advantage of Safeco Field, where the ball carries to right, to be one of the few Mariners who posted equitable home and road numbers. Assuming he avoids injury, Ibanez could exceed expectations.

2004

Ibanez was a solid gamer for the Royals and turned into a legitimate offensive threat during his three years. His power numbers dropped off last year but his compact swing and solid defense make him valuable. Seattle could do worse than to sign a corner outfielder who hits .290 with 20 home runs.

2003

Everyone had this guy pegged wrong. He looked like a fourth outfielder who wouldn't hurt you too much entering 2002. At the end, he looked like a staple in the Royals' lineup for the next few years. He earned career highs in average (.293), doubles (37), home runs (24), runs (70) and RBIs (103). If he had a struggle, it was against lefties, who when he faced them he hit just one of his home runs and walked just twice.