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Omar Vizquel

47-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 4/24/1967   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays in January of 2012.

September 28, 2012  –  Omar Vizquel News

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Vizquel plans to retire Wednesday, Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports.

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Omar Vizquel 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
2005 38 MAJ SFO 152 651 568 66 154 35 28 4 3 45 24 10 56 58 20 2 5 .271 .341 .350 .691
2006 39 MAJ SFO 153 659 579 88 171 36 22 10 4 58 24 7 56 51 13 5 6 .295 .361 .389 .749
2007 40 MAJ SFO 145 575 513 54 126 25 18 3 4 51 14 6 44 48 14 3 1 .246 .305 .316 .621
2008 41 A San 3 10 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .375 .500 .375 .875
2008 41 AAA FRE 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2008 41 MAJ SFO 92 300 266 24 59 11 10 1 0 23 5 4 24 29 7 3 0 .222 .283 .267 .550
2009 42 MAJ TEX 62 195 177 17 47 10 7 2 1 14 4 0 13 27 5 0 0 .266 .316 .345 .660
2010 43 MAJ CHA 108 391 344 36 95 14 11 1 2 30 11 7 34 45 7 4 2 .276 .341 .331 .673
2011 44 MAJ CWS 58 182 167 18 42 8 7 1 0 8 1 2 9 18 4 2 0 .251 .287 .305 .592
2012 45 MAJ TOR 60 163 153 13 36 6 5 1 0 7 3 2 7 17 1 2 0 .235 .265 .281 .546
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 172 160 15 39 7 6 1 0 7 2 2 8 17 2 2 0 .244 .276 .294 .570
Career  (View All) MAJ   2968 12013 10586 1445 2877 613 456 77 80 951 404 167 1028 1087 256 94 49 .272 .337 .352 .689

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Omar Vizquel: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 2 24 18 10 1 1 1
2011 1 16 29 9 3
2010 19 83 9 1
2009 16 20 27

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Omar Vizquel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012463020.217.261.511
2011201000.200.200.400

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201210710053.243.290.562
201114717081.259.320.617

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012576022.246.316.611
20118711030.241.287.582

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012967051.229.260.508
2011807051.263.325.602
Omar Vizquel Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 38 MAJ SFO 651 568 8.6% 8.9% 0.97 90% .298 .079
2006 39 MAJ SFO 659 579 8.5% 7.7% 1.10 91% .319 .094
2007 40 MAJ SFO 575 513 7.7% 8.3% 0.92 91% .265 .070
2008 41 A San 10 8 20% 0% 0.00 100% .375 .000
2008 41 AAA FRE 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2008 41 MAJ SFO 300 266 8% 9.7% 0.83 89% .249 .045
2009 42 MAJ TEX 195 177 6.7% 13.8% 0.48 85% .309 .079
2010 43 MAJ CHA 391 344 8.7% 11.5% 0.76 87% .313 .055
2011 44 MAJ CWS 182 167 4.9% 9.9% 0.50 89% .282 .054
2012 45 MAJ TOR 163 153 4.3% 10.4% 0.41 89% .265 .046
3-Year Averages MAJ   172 160 4.7% 9.9% 0.47 89% .273 .050
Career MAJ   12013 10586 8.6% 9% 0.95 90% .297 .080

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Omar Vizquel (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL 27 12 1 7 2 3 2 .444 .667 1.149
Zack Greinke LA 15 6 1 1 0 1 0 .400 .733 1.133
Miguel Batista COL 18 9 0 0 5 2 0 .500 .500 1.109
Bartolo Colon NY-N 20 8 1 5 0 2 0 .400 .700 1.100
Trevor Cahill AZ 18 10 0 1 0 1 1 .556 .556 1.082
Ryan Dempster BOS 14 6 0 1 0 0 1 .429 .571 1.000
Rick Porcello DET 18 8 0 3 0 2 1 .444 .500 .921
Gavin Floyd ATL 12 4 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .583 .917
Randy Wolf AZ 17 7 0 1 1 2 0 .412 .471 .915
Max Scherzer DET 16 4 1 2 3 3 1 .250 .438 .806

Worst Matchups for Omar Vizquel (by OPS, min 11 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chad Billingsley LA 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .273 .545
Rich Hill BOS 16 4 0 0 1 1 0 .250 .250 .544
Felix Hernandez SEA 17 2 0 3 3 3 1 .118 .235 .485
Bronson Arroyo AZ 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 .167 .167 .397
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 17 2 0 1 2 3 0 .118 .176 .387
Justin Verlander DET 17 3 0 2 0 2 0 .176 .176 .353
Brett Tomko KC 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 .143 .143 .343
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 18 3 0 1 0 1 0 .167 .167 .333
Dan Haren LA 28 4 0 0 0 5 2 .143 .143 .286
Jeremy Guthrie KC 13 1 0 0 0 2 1 .077 .077 .154

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Omar Vizquel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vizquel went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

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Vizquel is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, the Blue Jays' official site reports.

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Vizquel is starting at shortstop and batting ninth Thursday against the A's, Blue Jays radio broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Vizquel had three hits and a pair of RBI on Saturday.

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Vizquel has made Toronto's big league roster, the National Post's John Lott reports.

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Vizquel has signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Vizquel filed for free agency Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Vizquel said he doubts he will be back with the White Sox next year, Daryl Van Schowen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Vizquel went hitless in three at-bats as the White Sox's third baseman in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader.

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Vizquel went 1-for-5 while starting at second base Wednesday against the Yankees.

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Vizquel went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in the White Sox's win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Omar Vizquel.

2012

Vizquel appeared in a career-low 58 games in 2011 despite remaining healthy for the entirety of his age-44 season. He can still play capably in the infield, but he has lost any power he once had, and one has to wonder how much is left in the tank. He should land a one-year deal somewhere, but his new club will likely limit him to a reserve/mentor role.

2011

It looked like the White Sox signed Vizquel prior to the 2010 season primarily to mentor along their younger middle infielders, but he wound up as their everyday third baseman once Mark Teahen went down with a finger injury. Vizquel didn't do too bad in that spot and he finished the year with a .276 batting average, .341 OBP and 11 steals. That was enough for the Sox to sign him for another year, and he should see time at three infield positions in a reserve role.

2010

Vizquel served as Texas' utility infielder and mentor to Elvis Andrus last year, hitting as well as could be expected, before leaving as a free agent and signing with the White Sox. He'll serve a similar role.

2009

Vizquel finished his final season as a Giant by hitting just .222 with only 13 extra-base hits over 266 at-bats. His OPS dropped for a third straight season, bottoming out at .550 last year. While he's not the Gold Glover he once was, he's still a good shortstop. However, his bat has now become one of the worst in baseball. There might be some team willing to sign him to act as their utility man, but Vizquel's days as a starter are finished.

2008

The end is near for Vizquel, whose .621 OPS ranked as one of the lowest of any position player in baseball last season. The 14 stolen bases were also his lowest total since 2003. While he's still a fine defender, his play in the field has declined as well. For a team rebuilding like the Giants, the offseason one-year, $5.5 million contract agreement made little sense. Vizquel always keeps himself in top shape, but he’ll be 41-years-old in April, so a bounceback year seems unlikely.

2007

At age 39, Vizquel had a career resurgence last season, finishing with his highest OPS (.749) in nearly five years, while also contributing 24 steals on the basepaths. Vizquel's remarkable plate discipline (51:56 K:BB) indicates a precipitous decline isn't likely. He also won his 11th Gold Glove last season, not that he was truly deserving. He keeps himself in great shape and should be reasonably productive for a late-round fantasy pick at shortstop.

2006

Vizquel is a consistent player who manages to maintain his fantasy value by stealing around 20 bases in most seasons. There are few signs of decline in his record, so even at 39, he makes for a decent value in your draft or auction.

2005

Nearing the end of his career, Vizquel recently signed a three-year contract with the Giants. Vizquel may find himself near the top of the order for the Giants next season, after hitting .291 last year with the Indians. Expect Vizquel to be the regular starter at short for the Giants in 2005 and to still turn in his great defensive play for a few more years, although his range numbers indicate that he's clearly lost a step.

2004

Has balky knees, is vastly overpaid but will likely still start at short for the Tribe. At 37, he should be on the downside of his career and will likely be just another guy. Bid accordingly.

2003

Omar rebounded very nicely in 2002 after an awful 2001, reaching career highs in HR (14) and RBI (72). This power spike, as it is, came pretty much out of nowhere and isn't likely to repeat.