45-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joe Randa in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Joe Randa Contract Information:
Became a free agent in Oct. 2006.
Randa officially filed for free agency, but he intends to retire, the KC Star reports.
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|2005 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||CIN/SDG||150||609||555||71||153||62||43||2||17||68||0||1||47||81||0||3||4||.276||.335||.452||.787|
|Career (View All)||1522||6,005||5,428||697||1,544||486||327||36||123||739||42||26||432||738||23||67||55||.284||.341||.426||.767|
Joe Randa Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|2005 (Multiple Teams)||35||MAJ||CIN/SDG||609||555||7.7%||13.3%||0.58||85%||.298||.176|
Joe Randa: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Joe Randa.
Randa had a good comeback year in 2005, setting career highs in several major categories. He'll start at third base for the Pirates after signing a free agent contract. He could be a good bargain for fantasy owners who don't expect too much power or speed.
Typically considered one of the more consistent hitters in the game, Randa is entering the twilight phase of his career. His signing with the Reds adds to the logjam for playing time for the team, with both Austin Kearns and Ryan Freel blocked from an everyday job. Moving to the Great American Ballpark might mask Randa's decline in power a little.
The Royals tried to trade Randa early in 2003, trying to get out from under his multi-million dollar salary. The deals fell through and Randa had a career year. His defense was among the best in the league and his offense was more than adequate. The Royals signed him to a one-year deal mostly because they have no secondary option. A repeat of 2003 isn't likely, but he'll still be valuable in AL-only leagues, where third base is a relatively scarce position.
He never hits 20 home runs, so no one ever mentions him among the top third basemen. He does, however, hover around .300 every season. He often hits 30-plus doubles and is a steadying influence on the left side of the infield. He's also 33-years old and worth something to a number of teams. He likely won't be a Royal in 2003 or will surely be traded before the deadline. The trouble is there is seemingly no answer at third in the Royals' minor-league system.