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Mark Kotsay

39-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Mark Kotsay in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/2/1975   BORN: Whittier, CA   COLLEGE: Cal State Fullerton   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mark Kotsay Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million extension with the Padres in August of 2012.

September 15, 2013  –  Mark Kotsay News

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Kotsay will retire at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Mark Kotsay 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 29 MAJ OAK 139 629 582 75 163 51 35 1 15 82 5 5 40 51 2 4 1 .280 .325 .421 .746
2006 30 MAJ OAK 129 558 502 57 138 39 29 3 7 59 6 3 44 55 4 6 2 .275 .332 .386 .719
2007 31 AAA SAC 10 44 37 2 10 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 7 1 0 0 0 .270 .386 .297 .683
2007 31 MAJ OAK 56 226 206 20 44 15 14 0 1 20 1 1 19 20 0 1 0 .214 .279 .296 .575
2008 32 AA MIS 5 19 18 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .333 .368 .389 .757
2008 32 MAJ ATL 88 345 318 39 92 26 17 3 6 37 2 3 25 34 1 1 0 .289 .340 .418 .758
2008 32 MAJ BOS 22 91 84 6 19 9 8 1 0 12 0 1 7 11 0 0 0 .226 .286 .345 .631
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/BOS 110 436 402 45 111 35 25 4 6 49 2 4 32 45 1 1 0 .276 .329 .403 .732
2009 33 AAA PAW 10 34 33 2 10 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .303 .294 .333 .627
2009 33 MAJ CHA 40 127 113 12 33 10 7 0 3 18 1 1 11 9 1 2 0 .292 .349 .434 .783
2009 33 MAJ BOS 27 79 74 4 19 3 2 0 1 5 2 1 4 12 0 1 0 .257 .291 .324 .615
2009  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHA/BOS 67 206 187 16 52 13 9 0 4 23 3 2 15 21 1 3 0 .278 .327 .390 .717
2010 34 MAJ CHA 107 359 327 30 78 27 17 2 8 31 1 3 32 36 0 0 0 .239 .306 .376 .683
2011 35 MAJ MIL 104 255 233 18 63 17 13 1 3 31 3 0 21 27 0 1 0 .270 .329 .373 .702
2012 36 A+ LAK 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 36 MAJ SD 82 156 143 9 37 10 8 0 2 14 0 2 11 14 0 1 1 .259 .314 .357 .671
2013 37 MAJ SD 104 171 155 8 30 3 2 0 1 12 0 2 13 25 1 2 0 .194 .253 .226 .479
3-Year Averages     96 193 177 11 43 9 7 0 2 19 1 1 15 22 0 1 0 .243 .301 .316 .617
Career  (View All)     1914 7,109 6,464 790 1,784 528 353 48 127 720 98 64 554 757 30 48 13 .276 .333 .404 .737

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Mark Kotsay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 5 25 19 6 3
2012 5 27 19 9
2011 11 54 19 10 30
2010 38 8 8 48
2009 41 20 4 5 12 3

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Mark Kotsay Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170020.118.118.284
2012121000.250.250.607

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313881100.203.239.502
201213182140.260.366.676

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013641030.141.156.399
20127961110.253.354.665

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013917190.231.275.535
2012643130.266.359.678
Mark Kotsay 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 29 MAJ OAK 629 582 6.4% 8.1% 0.78 91% .287 .141
2006 30 MAJ OAK 558 502 7.9% 9.9% 0.80 89% .298 .111
2007 31 AAA SAC 44 37 15.9% 2.3% 7.00 97% .278 .027
2007 31 MAJ OAK 226 206 8.4% 8.8% 0.95 90% .232 .082
2008 32 AA MIS 19 18 5.3% 21.1% 0.25 78% .429 .056
2008 32 MAJ ATL 345 318 7.2% 9.9% 0.74 89% .309 .129
2008 32 MAJ BOS 91 84 7.7% 12.1% 0.64 87% .260 .119
2008  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/BOS 436 402 7.3% 10.3% 0.71 89% .299 .127
2009 33 AAA PAW 34 33 0% 2.9% 0.00 97% .313 .030
2009 33 MAJ CHA 127 113 8.7% 7.1% 1.22 92% .297 .142
2009 33 MAJ BOS 79 74 5.1% 15.2% 0.33 84% .295 .067
2009  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CHA/BOS 206 187 7.3% 10.2% 0.71 89% .296 .112
2010 34 MAJ CHA 359 327 8.9% 10% 0.89 89% .247 .137
2011 35 MAJ MIL 255 233 8.2% 10.6% 0.78 88% .296 .103
2012 36 A+ LAK 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2012 36 MAJ SD 156 143 7.1% 9% 0.79 90% .276 .098
2013 37 MAJ SD 171 155 7.6% 14.6% 0.52 84% .225 .032
3-Year Averages     193 177 7.8% 11.4% 0.68 88% .268 .073
Career     7,109 6,464 7.8% 10.6% 0.73 88% .297 .128

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Mark Kotsay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kotsay recorded three hits, including an RBI single, and one run scored in four at-bats during the Padres' victory Tuesday in Milwaukee.

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Kotsay tallied a two-run single Tuesday during San Diego's defeat at Seattle.

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Kotsay suffered a strained hamstring during Saturday's loss to Colorado, when he was taken out in the fourth inning, MLB.com reports.

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Kotsay agreed to a one-year extension with the Padres on Sunday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The Padres are expected to extend Kotsay through the 2013 season Sunday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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Padres' manager Bud Black says Kotsay will get a start in left field Tuesday.

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Kotsay is drawing interest from the Reds, among other teams, Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports.

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Kotsay is starting at first base and batting third against the Mariners on Sunday, the Padres' official Twitter page reports.

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Kotsay is starting in left field and batting third on Wednesday against the Rangers, the Padres' official Twitter reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Mark Kotsay.

2013

At 37 years old, the main reason the Padres are keeping Kotsay around is to bring a good presence to the clubhouse. This, of course, is of no help to fantasy owners, much like the .259/.314/.357 batting line he produced over 156 plate appearances in 2012. It's hard to envision Kotsay finding much steady playing time or a role on the team that will help fantasy owners in 2013. In reality, the best place for Kotsay in fantasy leagues is on the waiver wire, where he can't do any damage with his empty at-bats.

2012

Kotsay continued to be a below average hitter and fielder, yet he was paid millions of dollars in 2011. At the plate he hit .270/.329/.373 in 233 at-bats and even spent a number of innings in center field. He signed during the offseason with the Padres for $1.25 million and will play a bench role for them in 2012. Considering the cavernous nature of his new home park, there's little to be excited about here given his declining bat.

2011

Kotsay served as a reserve first baseman/DH/right fielder with the White Sox in 2010, but his eight home runs in 327 at-bats were indicative of none of those positions. He should catch on with another team in need of a bench player who can provide some clubhouse leadership, but his days of steady rotisserie production are well behind him.

2010

The White Sox acquired Kotsay as part of a July swap for Brian Anderson, and he played better than he had in his time with the Red Sox. His three home runs in 40 games were more than he had hit in his 158 at-bats for Boston, and his OBP buoyed to a usable .349. Keep in mind the very small sample size and the fact that the White Sox brought him back more for his clubhouse presence than for his contributions at the plate. Kotsay should serve as the team´┐Żs backup at first, DH and the corner outfield spots, while also providing a left-handed bat off the bench.

2009

Kotsay finished off the 2008 season with Boston, moving back and forth between right field and first base because of injuries to J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell. He became a free agent after playing a significant role in Boston's playoff run. At 33, Kotsay's production has started to decline and he'll serve as a reserve outfielder and left-handed bat off the bench for the Red Sox. He could still get significant playing time given the injury histories of J.D. Drew and Rocco Baldelli.

2008

Kotsay had his season ruined with continued back problems, hitting just .214/.279/.296 in 206 at-bats. It was a continuation of a rather rapid decline, and there's little reason to think he'll rebound to a level of fantasy significance. However, he'll likely begin the season as Atlanta's starting center fielder. But he could lose the job midseason to Jordan Schaefer.

2007

Chronic back problems continue to sideline him a little more each year, and it's starting to sap his power. He'll hit at the top of the A's order again, which is good enough to give him some marginal value in most leagues, but he doesn't appear the type that will age gracefully.

2006

His OBP plummeted 45 points down to .325, his lowest mark since 1999. The good news, however, is that the power remained. Chronic back woes continue to sideline him on occasion, but he'll remain a staple at the top of the A's lineup.

2005

Kotsay gave the A's exactly what they needed in a leadoff hitter. A .370 OBP in 606 AB should net more than 78 runs with 55 XBH, so there's some untapped value in 5 x 5 leagues if the A's can find another hitter or two behind him. While it's tough to predict an improvement after his best year to date, there's also some upside remaining with a better start than last year when he had a .606 and .725 OPS for the first two months with just 13 RBI and 0 HR.

2004

While he's failed to capitalize on earlier promise, Kotsay, when on his game, is the kind of player who can help you in four or five categories. He was limited to 128 games last year due to a variety of injuries. If healthy, he could return to form as the Oakland center fielder. While his ballpark won't help, we think he'll at least rebound to the levels of his two previous seasons.

2003

For years, roto analysts have predicted a breakout season for Kotsay. He has the talent to give you production in almost every offensive category, and each year he gives us glimpses of what kind of player he can be. Last season was peppered with minor injuries for Kotsay, yet he still posted increases in SLG and OBP over his previous full-season numbers (2000). Kotsay should post another season near the .300 mark, approaching 20 HR and stealing 15 or so bags.